Luke Buckmaster June 25, 2013 3 Comments
Good old fashioned fun is treated as something passé in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, which is long, laborious and repetitive.
Luke Buckmaster February 6, 2013
Celebrities can be guaranteed a huge following on Twitter. But nobody can be guaranteed they'll make any sense. Here are a handful of Hollywood's worst offenders.
Luke Buckmaster December 28, 2012 4 Comments
Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Misérables has received a mixed response from critics. I talked to him about the mammoth task of bringing Les Mis to the big screen.
Luke Buckmaster December 13, 2012 8 Comments
Old school Hollywood legend Jack Warner wouldn't have made it through director Tom Hooper's adaptation of Les Misérables. Here's why.
Luke Buckmaster May 17, 2010 4 Comments
First it was his grizzled mug at the centre of an unlikely advertising deal between Universal and Australia Post that caught my attention; then his bland central performance in a dull as ditchwater blockbuster; and now – for my third and final Russell Crowe related blog post this month (promise) – it’s a badly bungled […]
Luke Buckmaster May 12, 2010 11 Comments
In director Ridley Scott’s take on the world’s most famous wealth distributing hero – a man who extolled the virtues of supporting working families well before Friar Kevin came along – Russel Crowe plays a violent brute of a man who steals telephones from the rich and throws them at the poor. Wait, let me […]
Luke Buckmaster May 7, 2010 6 Comments
Call me daft, but I never knew space on Australian postage stamps could be bought by companies and used to advertise their products. In this case, a movie distributor spruiking an upcoming blockbuster. Director Ridley Scott’s invariably action packed take on the Robin Hood legend, starring Australia’s own Russell Crowe (well he was actually born […]
Luke Buckmaster April 29, 2010
Just two weeks after Russell Crowe scored his own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the Australian website Defamer has published some spicy excerpts from author Nicole LaPorte’s new book The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company called DreamWorks, detailing the gruff actor’s allegedly rancorous behaviour […]
Luke Buckmaster April 13, 2010 3 Comments
Russell Crowe now has a star of his own on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. And before you say “who cares?” remember that…no, wait, I guess you have a point. Sam Worthington, Jay Leno, Ron Howard and 500 odd screaming fans gathered around the burly Aussie actor and his family yesterday on Hollywood Boulevard, where Crowe’s […]
Luke Buckmaster April 22, 2009 3 Comments
May will be a good month for Russell Crowe fans, with two new movies featuring the burly Aussie actor coming out in close succession: Tenderness, directed by Tropfest creator John Polson (opening April 30) and State of Play, from Touching the Void director Kevin Macdonald (opening May 28). Both are thrillers. Crowe is currently in the U.K. […]