Tag Archives: Russell Crowe

Cool Video: “Man of Steel” trailer #2 is now online!!!

Warner Bros., just released the new trailer for “Man of Steel”, with actual footage from the film. From what I’ve seen so far, looks pretty amazing. I’m impressed, and the trailer gave me goosebumps. You get a closer look at the other characters in the film finally, including a first look at Michael Shannon as General Zod, which you can see him at 1:52, in the trailer. I really hope this is a great Superman movie that we’ve all been wanting, so please, please, let this be good!

This is the trailer you will see in front of “The Hobbit”, this weekend.

Enjoy all!

Kev

Report: Javier Bardem steps out of “The Dark Tower”, Russell Crowe to replace?

Deadline reports that actor Javier Bardem, has stepped out of Ron Howard’s “The Dark Tower” series, with reasons unknown. Bardem has been slated to play as Roland Deschain of Gilead for a while now but looks like he changed his mind. Scheduling conflicts got in the way? He didn’t care for the script? Either way it’s disappointing that he’s stepping down ’cause I think he was perfect for, Roland. I’m kind of skeptical on Russell Crowe though.

If anything, I’ve been saying for years in this blog that Hugh Jackman would make the perfect Roland, so he’s my pick if Russell isn’t down.

The Dark Tower is a pretty risky and challenging project, so I hope Ron does it right and stays faithful to the books.

Kev

Cool Photo: First look at Russell Crowe as Jor-El on the set of “Man of Steel”…

We now know what Henry Cavill looks like as Superman in costume. Well, here’s your first look at Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Superman’s Krypton father, on the set of Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel”. Pretty cool. I like it. Definitely different than the Marlon Brando version.

Lets hope we see a pic of Michael Shannon as General Zod soon. That’s what I’m most looking forward to see.

Kev

Report: Sean Penn and Clive Owen were originally considered for Jor-El for “Man of Steel”…

Before Russell Crowe was hired to play Jor-El, Supes father, for Zack Snyder’s, “Man of Steel”, film, Russell really wasn’t the original choice to play the character. The Hollywood Reporter, reveals that, Sean Penn, and, Clive Owen, were originally considered, but they must of turned the role down.

Read more, here.

Interesting choices! I can see why Sean would turn it down because superhero movies probably was never his thing. I can definitely see Sean playing the part though. Clive Owen’s a good actor too.

I’m sure Russell will do a good job. I hope Warner Bros. will release a pic so they can show us all what Russell looks like as, Jor-El.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Russell Crowe in talks to play Jor-El for Zack Snyder’s “Superman: Man of Steel” film…

FINALLY!!!!!!

After several weeks of Superman news slowing down, it’s starting to pick back up again! Oscar award winner, Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El, Superman’s biological father on his home planet of Krypton.

Variety, reports.

The casting for the new “Superman” movie is amazing so far. While I’m sure Russell will do a fantastic job playing Jor-El he won’t be able to top Marlon Brando’s epic performance in “Superman: The Movie” and “Superman II”.

I’m glad the casting for “Superman” is on a roll again.

Hopefully they cast someone for Perry White or Jimmy Olsen next. I would like Al Pacino for Perry White and Jesse Eisenberg for Jimmy Olsen.

Kev

Please help Russell Crowe get “Master and Commnander II” green lighted at FOX!

Actor Russell Crowe tweeted: “If you want a Master and Commander sequel I suggest you e-mail Tom Rothman at Fox and let him know your thoughts”.

Tom Rothman’s e-mail @ 20th Century Fox is: rothmana@fox.com

If you would like to help Russell out on getting, “Master and Commander II” green lighted, that would be great.

I think the film deserves a sequel ’cause it is a really good movie. I will write 20th Century Fox an e-mail tonight.

Kev

 

Film Review: Robin Hood

Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Max Von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Today, on a day off of work, I decided to go to the mall to catch a movie. Yes, I decided to turn down, “Sex and the City 2” and wait for DVD instead, I will still see it, but not in theater. I will explain why in another blog post. Other than seeing a movie, I did buy the “Red Dead Redemption” video game for the PS3 and a few music CD’s as well. So I ended up seeing “Robin Hood” instead.

Here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Based upon the legendary fictional hero that robs the rich and gives to the poor, this film is just an introduction to the character. The film is taken place in the 13th century in England. King Richard was killed in a battle against the French, so it forced, Robin Hood to travel to Nottingham, which is taken over by an evil Sheriff and having trouble with taxes. That is where Robin meets Lady Marian (Blanchett) and of course, falls in love with her. While there, Robin puts together his own army with fighting skills, so he can fight against the French for freedom of his people.

Critics online have trashed this movie in a negative direction. Why? Mostly criticizing the film’s arrow shooting. Hey, does the arrow shootings in the film have to be perfect? Do they have to be like “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” the Kevin Costner version? I believe Ridley’s version of the arrow shooting was to be realistic. That’s my thought exactly when I saw the film. Critics trashed the film pretty harshly, I thought I was going to hate the film too…but I saw it ’cause I’m a fan of Ridley Scott movies. I’m not much of a Russell Crowe fan ’cause I think he’s an overrated actor. Russell has been in a few good films that I liked, films like “A Beautiful Mind”, “Gladiator”, “American Gangster”, and “3:10 to Yuma”, that’s it I believe.

Surprisingly I liked him in this movie, “Robin Hood”. A LOT. Actually, I LOVED IT. Ridley Scott did a fantastic job telling the Robin Hood story the way it was supposed to be. All the other Robin Hood films were good, the Erroll Flynn stuff, Kevin Costner, the Mel Brooks, “Men In Tights” were well done, but I think Ridley perfected the Robin Hood legacy.  If you know the Robin Hood story well, Ridley stayed true to it. As I watch this film, I actually felt like watching a UK movie ’cause that’s what it felt like. The camera work seems like it was low budget, trying to get a UK feel to it. The American actors did a good job with the English accent as well as Russell did too. In the film, Russell wore green tights of course, but he didn’t yet wear the green hat with the feather on it. Maybe they will get Russell to wear the green hat for the sequel?

The acting of all cast members was very good. The musical score was different and it felt like a Robin Hood movie with the scoring. It didn’t feel like that mainstream Robin Hood movie, “Prince of Thieves” at all. I didn’t find anything wrong with the film. It was thoroughly entertaining and I wasn’t bored even if the film was almost 2 and half hours long. Ridley and Russell did quite a few films together, but I think this was their best one. I see them two making this into a trilogy for sure. The action scenes were actually a blast and fun to watch, especially the big fight scene at the beach at the end of the movie was awesome.

If you’re a fan of the Robin Hood story, you should definitely see this!

Score for “Robin Hood” = **** (4 stars as in excellent)

Kev

Report: Liam Neeson joins, “The Next Three Days” thriller…

Man, Liam Neeson has been keeping himself busy in Hollywood these days. He’s just going to keep getting even busier. Liam just joined, “The Next Three Days” thriller, which the film will be directed by Paul Haggis for Lionsgate studios. Liam will play a writer who’s broken out of jail several times and he helps a school teacher whose wife is arrested for a gruesome murder, they team to help break her out of jail. Liam Neeson will star alongside, Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. Brian Dennehy and Daniel Stern will also star.

Liam Neeson finished filming “Clash of the Titans” and “After Life”. He is now currently filming, “The A-Team” remake.

Variety Reports:

http://weblogs.variety.com/bfdealmemo/2009/10/neeson-joins-haggis-thriller-.html

“Next Three Days”, sounds like another box office hit. I’m sure there will be action scenes in the film that Liam will be involved in ’cause of his action thriller in, “Taken”.

Great to see Brian Dennehy still acting, maybe there’s a chance that he will return as Will Teasle for “Rambo V” if Sly writes him in? Sounds to me that Brian Dennehy will play the warden of the prison that they will break the teacher’s wife out of jail.

Kev

Confirmed: Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” coming out May 14, 2010!!!

Ridley Scott’s version of the “Robin Hood” story, which stars Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, will get a theater wide release date on May 14, 2010.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118001099.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Lets hope Ridley does a great job with this flick. I think “Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves” with Kevin Costner is an amazing flick. I love it to death, so hopefully Ridley’s version will be just as good as that one.

Ridley Scott is a great film maker, he’s made many fantastic films.

My top 5 favorite Ridley Scott directed films are here:

1. American Gangster

2. Alien

3. Blade Runner

4. Legend (Tom Cruise/Tim Curry fairytale adventure)

5. Thelma and Louise

Kev