‘When the sex is great. When the passion is intense. When the love is strong. It’s time for… breaking up.’

On this date exactly twenty years ago, the Russell Crowe/Salma Hayek movie Breaking Up was released in the United States. Directed by Robert Greenwald with a screenplay by Michael Cristofer, it grossed $11,690. It’s described on IMDB as: ‘Monica teaches, Steve’s a photographer. They’ve dated more than two years. They’re arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only Read More …

On This Date…

In the same year which saw the release of future Academy Award-nominee The Insider, a smaller production came to the big screen on the first of October in 1999. The comedy-drama Mystery, Alaska was directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers – International Man of Mystery) and starred Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, Mary McCormack, Lolita Davidovich, Colm Meaney, Kevin Durand, Read More …

September 19th, 1997 – The ‘Boat Movie’s’ Competitor Arrived! (HAPPY TWENTIETH BIRTHDAY TO A FILM NOIR CLASSIC)

The so-called ‘Boat Movie’ as it came to be known was released in December of the same year and went on – for a time – to become the biggest worldwide box office hit of all time. When the Academy Awards rolled around in 1998, the blockbuster Titanic’ was considered to have one major competitor when Read More …

On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr.  The original trailer:

July 28th…

The film adaptation of the play, The Sum of Us was released in Australia on this date in 1994. Directed by Jeff Burton and Kevin Dowling, with a screenplay by David Stevens, the movie starred Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe as a widowed father and his gay son looking for their versions of true love. 

July 22nd, 1994

On this date, the biographical movie Hammers Over the Anvil had its’ Australian release. Starring Charlotte Rampling and Russell Crowe, the screenplay by Peter Hepworth and (the film’s director) Ann Turner, was adapted from the novel of the same name, written by Alan Marshall.