‘If you asked me, would I do it again, do I think it’s worth it? Yeah I think its worth it.’

Today in 1999, The Insider, based on the Vanity Fair article – The Man Who Knew Too Much – was released in the United States. Although not a box office success, due to the uncertainties on how to market it and its’ appeal being to mostly those over the age of 40, it earned near-unanimous acclaim among the Read More …

“Dude, I’m such a jerk, it’s ridiculous.”

A bit off-track, but since the Keeper’s favorite show of the new season has been renewed for a second season *insert happy dance here*, I thought it was past time we offer a small salute to Scott Grimes, currently appearing as jokester helmsman Lieutenant Gordon Malloy of the Union exploratory ship, The Orville, which is also the title Read More …

‘I always bring a gun to a knife fight’

Was it unrefined? Was it unoriginal? Was it yet a well-choreographed homage to the Hong Kong school of martial arts films as some have said? Was it a four-hour extravaganza edited down to less than two-hours to please the studio and to cut down on some of the graphic violence which would have slapped it Read More …

‘Either you’re somebody, or you ain’t nobody.’

On this date in 2007, Ridley Scott’s fictionalized biographical crime film American Gangster was released in the United States and Canada, pairing Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe for the first time since their appearances in the 1995 Virtuosity. An adaptation of Mark Jacobson’s New York magazine story, The Return of Superfly, telling the story of the rise and Read More …

‘A time for dreams… A time for choices… A time that would never come again.’

On this date twenty-seven years ago, the romantic drama, The Shining, was released in Australia, directed by George Ogilvie and starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone and Danielle Spencer. Set in the early 1960’s, it is the story of one young man (Mammone) who returns to his hometown where his ex-girlfriend (Spencer) is now involved with his best Read More …

‘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 …