The Mummy Is Finally Here!

At least in the United States, it’s released today. So will YOU be going opening weekend? Your Keeper has been seeing a somewhat new commercial, new only in that we hear Russell Crowe’s voice right at the beginning of it. It’ll be interesting to see if the movie can hold its’ own against the juggernaut Read More …

Hell’s Kitchen – 1905…

James Braddock a.k.a. The Cinderella Man was born on this date in the New York neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. His life and career during the Depression era of the 1930’s was the subject of the movie, Cinderella Man, with Russell Crowe in the titular role.

Twenty Years Ago Today…” In the world of magic, the hand is quicker than the eye and love is the wild card.”

On May 30th, nearly two years following its’ release in France, the Russell Crowe-Bridget Fonda comedy vehicle Rough Magic was released in the United States on twenty-eight screens. Directed by Clare Peploe with a screenplay by Peploe, Robert Mundi (or Mundy) and William Brookfield, the movie is loosely based on the novel, Miss Shumway Waves a Wand, Read More …

Jekyll and Hyde and Elmer and Kirk and Cooper and Baywatch – A Look At ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ Thru the Years

I had to laugh. I started researching the various actors who have played Robert Louis Stevenson’s titular characters, and the following appeared before anything else: We have from left to right Mark Ruffalo, Lou Ferrigno, Edward Norton, Eric Bana and Bill Bixby. No, they haven’t played Jekyll or Hyde as far as I know, but Read More …

The Dark Universe Begins!

As the United States release date for The Mummy fast approaches, we are beginning to see more about Universal Studio’s plans for their Dark Universe, which is supposed to resurrect – so to speak – their classic monsters of the Golden Age. There’s a lot of speculation going on (figures), and of course, I’m wondering how many Read More …

Playing Nice – More of The Nice Guys

First, pretend you’re back in the Seventies. I know – creepy, right? Anyway, pretend you’re back in the Seventies. You’re at your local theater. Maybe you’re setting in to watch Jaws or Star Wars or The Exorcist, and all of a sudden, this trailer pops up right after you come back to your seat with the popcorn. Pretty good Read More …

Twenty-Three Later!

Twenty-three years following the release of a little Australian movie Love in Limbo, Academy Award winner (and the now much better known) Russell Crowe appeared opposite Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) in Warner Brothers’ The Nice Guys, a comedy-action flick directed by Shane Black. The movie also reunited Crowe with his Oscar-winning co-star Kim Basinger, the two having appeared Read More …