Russell Crowe

‘Kong: Skull Island’ Seeks Out Russell Crowe and Brie Larson

by Jacob Hall July 23, 2015 @ 1:41 PM
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Legendary Pictures showed tremendous taste by casting Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons in their upcoming King Kong reboot. Then fate intervened, schedules shifted, and both actors had to depart the project. So how does one go about filling a Keaton/Simmons-shaped hole in a movie? With Russell Crowe and Brie Larson of course.

Reel Women: Russell Crowe Absurdly Thinks Actresses Are Lying About Ageism in Hollywood

by Britt Hayes January 6, 2015 @ 6:36 PM
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Russell Crowe pretty much just inserted his own foot into his privileged male mouth. It’s hardly news that actresses face sexism, ageism, and other sorts of unpleasant -isms in Hollywood, but the actor thinks their complaints about ageism specifically are “bulls---”—which is both a willfully ignorant and completely sexist opinion. Hey, Mr. Crowe, ageism in Hollywood, much like dry land in ‘Waterworld,’ is not a myth.

'Nice Guys': Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Team Up for Shane Black's New Film

by Britt Hayes July 10, 2014 @ 7:25 PM
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In addition to helming a new 'Predator' sequel, 'Iron Man 3' director Shane Black is heading back to detective work with his new film 'The Nice Guys.' And what better pair of guys can you get than Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, who have both just been cast in Black's newest project as a detective duo.

Russell Crowe Sings Johnny Cash on 'The Tonight Show' and It's Much Better Than 'Les Miserables'

by Kate Erbland March 28, 2014 @ 9:39 AM
Important question: who among you knew that 'Tonight Show' host and all-around funny guy Jimmy Fallon was also a skilled harmonica player? Has he been doing this for long? Does everyone know about this? Should we have already known about this? Somewhat related: who among you knew that Russell Crowe has a background in fronting badly-named rock bands?

'Noah' Review

by Jordan Hoffman March 25, 2014 @ 11:43 AM
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The story of Noah as it is written in the King James Bible is about three pages. If you want to Google it, read it, then come back to this you can go ahead. I'll wait here as I continue to stream some of Clint Mansell's spooky and enthralling score to the new Darren Aronofsky film starring Russell Crowe.
Back? Yeah, so, not a whole heck of a lot there. But did you catch the tiny references to things you may not recall from Sunday School? The “giants in the Earth” and the “flaming sword”? These are the pools from which Aronofsky irrigates his 'Noah.' This is, to adopt a phrase, the “old, weird Bible,” and its visual language more resembles 'Lord of the Rings' than any typical sandal epic.

New 'Noah' Trailer Introduced by a Quirky Emma Watson, Plus First Clip Debuts

by Damon Houx March 11, 2014 @ 3:48 PM
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Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' released a new trailer hosted by Emma Watson that plays up the film's love story and gives a pretty epic look at the film. From all evidence it's going to be a divisive movie, as the film just hosted its world premiere and got a mixed reaction.

'Winter's Tale' Review

by Jordan Hoffman February 12, 2014 @ 8:14 AM
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'Winter's Tale' makes 'Safe Haven' look like 'The Godfather.' It is an absurd story adapted in the most dreary way possible, with lifeless performances, dull dialogue and laughable special effects. I need to cross-reference my files, but I think it is the worst major studio release with respected actors in five years. If any of us cared about our culture at all we'd be gathering our pitchforks and storming Hollywood now.

'Noah' Graphic Novel Looks More Appealing Than the Actual Movie

by Jacob Hall February 11, 2014 @ 10:34 AM
'Noah' is less than a month away from hitting theaters and we still have no idea what to make of this thing. On one hand, almost every trailer has looked like a complete and total mess. On the other hand, this is the latest effort from Darren Aronofsky, a filmmaker whose incredible previous work has earned him the benefit of the doubt here. The latest material from the film only adds to our bafflement -- two new character posters solidify our worst fears, but the cover of the graphic novel adaptation of the film gets us interested all over again.

'Noah' Super Bowl Trailer: Russell Crowe Fights the Flood

by Damon Houx January 29, 2014 @ 7:25 PM
'Noah' is the first movie to release its 2014 Super Bowl ad, and now we're starting to get a look at the larger picture of the film. There's the familiar images of Russell Crowe preparing his ark, and looks at his family, but now we can see that fire is raining down from the heavens.