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Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'

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'A Beautiful Mind' with Russell Crowe: Phony biopic was Best Picture Academy Award winner. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, with more recent fare – as in, several films released in the last four decades. Among these are The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, A Beautiful Mind, Swing Shift, and Broadcast News. John Milius' The Wind and the Lion and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King are both 1975 releases featuring “Westerners” (i.e., white people) stranded in “exotic” and potentially dangerous locales (i.e., places inhabited by dark-skinned non-Christians) in […]


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Phony 'A Beautiful Mind,' Unfairly Neglected 'Swing Shift': '31 Days of Oscar'







'The Insider' Movie Review: Corporate Greed Is Bad for Your Health

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'The Insider' movie: Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. 'The Insider' movie review: CBS news exposé barks, but doesn't bite Michael Mann's 1999 movie The Insider quote exchange: “It's old news. … We'll be ok,” says Don Hewitt (Philip Baker Hall), the creator of the CBS news show 60 Minutes. “These things have a half-life of 15 minutes.” “No, that's fame,” replies 60 Minutes anchor Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer). “Fame has a 15-minute half-life. Infamy lasts a little longer.” The infamous “things” referred to by Hewitt and Wallace are the series of scandals that erupted in early 1996, when it was revealed that CBS had refused to air an interview with a tobacco company whistleblower because the network feared the (financial) […]


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'The Insider' Movie Review: Corporate Greed Is Bad for Your Health







'Les Misérables' Photo: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe

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Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe's Inspector Javert are seen above in the upcoming Les Misérables movie, the big-screen version of Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil's highly successful, Tony Award-winning stage musical, itself based on Victor Hugo's novel. Tom Hooper, Oscar winner for The King's Speech, directed. [Definitely not a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as previously stated in this article. See comments below.] Les Misérables, of course, will arrive covered with a patina of “prestige.” In addition to Tony Award winner Jackman (The Boy from Oz), and Oscar winners Crowe (Gladiator) and Hooper, the film's cast boasts the following: The Dark Knight Rises star and Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married) […]


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'Les Misérables' Photo: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe







Russell Crowe as Jor-El on MAN OF STEEL Set

Russell Crowe's Jor-El doesn't look at all like Marlon Brando's, as can be attested by Man of Steel on-set pictures found at the Daily Mail (via Flynetpictures.com). As Superman's papa, Crowe looks like a (admittedly, quite well-dressed) medieval wrestler; Brando, for his part, looked like a futuristic grey-haired wise man. Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, will be played by Angels & Demons' Ayelet Zurer, replacing the previously announced Julia Ormond. Susannah York played Lara in Richard Donner's 1978 Superman movie. Also in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Superman's adoptive parents (Phyllis Thaxter and Glenn Ford in the 1978 film), Amy Adams as Lois Lane (Margot Kidder in '78), and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman (Christopher […]


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Russell Crowe as Jor-El on MAN OF STEEL Set







Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' SUPERMAN Salary

Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Superman Long before Russell Crowe made his first film, Marlon Brando pocketed a reported $3.7 million for two weeks of work on the Richard Donner-directed 1978 version of Superman. Brando's wages made headlines at the time, being reported as the highest amount (per day) ever paid a performer. As Jor-El, Brando is briefly seen in a few sequences set on Krypton, before his baby boy Kal-El is sent away from the doomed planet. Susannah York played Lara, Kal-El's mother. Russell Crowe will reportedly follow Brando's footsteps as the new Jor-El in Zack Snyder's Men of Steel. Henry Cavill will play the old Christopher Reeve double role of Clark Kent/Superman; Amy Adams will replace Margot Kidder as […]


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Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' SUPERMAN Salary







Russell Crowe: Superman's Father Jor-El

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Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, Robin Hood Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El, Superman's father in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman in this reboot of the story about an alien orphan adopted by earthlings (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), and who goes on to romance fellow journalistLois Lane (Amy Adams). Of late, in addition to getting embroiled in Twitter fights over male genital mutilation (a.k.a. circumcision), Crowe was seen in two 2010 releases: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, a box office disappointment in North America but a hit overseas, and Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days, a critical and box office dud pretty much everywhere. Crowe will next be seen in RZA's […]


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Russell Crowe: Superman's Father Jor-El







THE NEXT THREE DAYS: Russell Crowe's Second-Worst Opening of the Decade

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Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe in Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days Daniel Radcliffe-Emma Watson-Rupert Grint's HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1 Opens Strongly But Falls Short of Expectations Despite Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1's heavy-duty opening-weekend take, North American box office receipts (an estimated $197m) were down a whopping 24 percent (not factoring in inflation, which would make things look even worse) when compared to the same weekend last year. That weekend boasted the Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson-Taylor Lautner vehicle The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($142.8m) and Sandra Bullock's sleeper blockbuster The Blind Side ($34.1m). Back to this weekend: The no. 2 movie in North America, following David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part […]


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THE NEXT THREE DAYS: Russell Crowe's Second-Worst Opening of the Decade







Russell Crowe 'The Next Three Days': Box Office Bomb

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Russell Crowe in Paul Haggis' The Next Three Days Daniel Radcliffe's HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 1: No Record-Breaking Opening Following David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Tony Scott's Unstoppable, Megamind earned $3.73 million at the North American box office on Friday, Nov. 19, as per studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Megamind features the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt. DreamWorks' animated 3D feature will be passing the $100 million milestone some time today. At no. 4, Todd Phillips' comedy Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis, grossed $2.92 million. New entry The Next Three Days, directed by Crash screenwriter Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe, […]


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