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Movie: 3:10 to Yuma

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jan 16, 2024 - 4 comments

Movie: The Pope's Exorcist

Gabriele Amorth (Russell Crowe), the Vatican's leading exorcist investigates the possession of a child and uncovers a conspiracy the Vatican has tried to keep secret. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 10, 2023 - 19 comments

Movie: Gladiator

[TRAILER] Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) takes power and strips rank from Maximus (Russell Crowe), one of the favored generals of his predecessor and father, Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the great stoical philosopher. Maximus is then relegated to fighting to the death in the gladiator arenas. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 19 comments

Movie: A Beautiful Mind

John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 8, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: American Gangster

Harlem drug dealer Frank Lucas rises to power in corrupt 1970s New York, equalling and surpassing the notorious Mafia families with the reach of his empire. On the other side of the law, honest cop Richie Roberts dedicates himself to taking down `the most dangerous man walking the streets'. Lucas acts with impunity, smuggling heroin into the US in the coffins of American soldiers killed in Vietnam. Based on a true story.
posted by growabrain on Feb 2, 2019 - 0 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Corporate Taxes  Season 5, Ep 8

This week--
  • The Comey interview, which happened after LWT taped.
  • The FBI raids Michael Cohen's office, home and hotel room. And a bunch of other stuff happened as well.
  • And Now: Ari Melber, Rap Genius
  • Main story: Corporate Taxes, the lengths that companies go to in order to avoid them, and how they stand to profit under Trump's budget.
  • And Now: Ari Melber, Rap Genius, Volume Two: Just Jay-Z Quotes
  • There are two remaining Blockbuster Video locations remaining in the United States, last remnants of a vast empire, and one of them is in Alaska. Last Week Tonight bought Russell Crowe's leather jockstrap from the movie Cinderella Man at auction, among a lot of other stuff. How do these two facts concide? Well, let's just say the store should get in touch with LWT within the 48 hours after airing.
The main story is on YouTube here (16 minutes). [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 15, 2018 - 7 comments

Movie: L.A. Confidential

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2018 - 15 comments

Movie: The Nice Guys

In 1970s Los Angeles, a private eye (Ryan Gosling) and muscle-for-hire (Russell Crowe) are pulled into the aftermath from a fading porn star's apparent suicide and uncover a conspiracy, in the neo-noir/action/buddy comedy from Shane Black (who previously wrote and directed Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on May 23, 2016 - 13 comments

Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe / Margo Price  Season 41, Ep 17

Russell Crowe shows the world why he doesn't do more comedies. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 10, 2016 - 14 comments

Movie: The Insider

Michael Mann party! [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 comments

The Insider, dir. Michael Mann, 1999

Sometime next weekend (August 16 or 17), I will be raving on FanFare about Michael Mann's "The Insider," which was released 15 years ago this autumn. [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Aug 8, 2014 - 3 comments

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