The Eagle (review)

Lunkhead Channing Tatum as a soldier in Roman-era Britain? Must be processed Hollywood cheese, and hence hootingly entertaining, right? But Tatum acquits himself admirably here, in a film that clearly intends to ensure Hollywood cheese is the last thing that comes to mind…

The Next Three Days (review)

How do you manage child care while doing all the footwork required to plan your wife’s prison break? It sounds ridiculous, and it should be ridiculous up on the screen. But Russell Crowe makes it work in ways that far exceed any expectations we should honestly have for such a preposterous potboiler of a concept.

the ‘Robin Hood’ that almost wasn’t…

We should have been so lucky. The U.K. box numbers are out, and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood fared much better on its nominal home ground (for all the Brit involvement, it’s still an American-funded production keyed to a Hollywood mindset). It earned £5.8 million this past weekend, the third best opening weekend for a film … more…

question of the day: Do super actors make super heroes?

Iron Man 2 held on to the top spot of the North American box office this past weekend, adding another $52 million to its coffers and handily trouncing the No. 2 film, Robin Hood, which earned $36 million, even though the Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe adventure was new. (They jointly did much better a few years … more…

Robin Hood (review)

How can it be that my geeky little heart has been ripped from my chest and my geeky little soul crushed underfoot like so much spilled popcorn on the floor of the multiplex? That wasn’t supposed to happen. Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott’s *Robin Hood* was supposed to be *awesome.*

trailer break: ‘Robin Hood’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Wow. This looks truly awesome, and I’m really, really psyched for it now. I was already, but oh man! Russell Crowe looks perfectly the part (I wasn’t sure if he’d work, but he does) and Cate Blanchett as a kick-ass, no-bullshit Marian? Excellent. Oh, and the history! … more…

trailer break: ‘Robin Hood’ teaser

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… The first look at Ridley Scott’s Gladiator-style take on the folk hero: Pretty dark and scary and intense. And no tights in sight. Robin Hood opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on May 14, 2010.