because I can: Russell Crowe as Robin Hood

I don’t have anything deep to say about this — I just like looking at it. And, OMG, I think I dreamed this once: Quoth USA Today (also whence this graven image hails): “He doesn’t have the old Robin Hood tights,” says producer Brian Grazer. “He’s got armor. He’s very medieval. He looks, if anything, … more…

some Richard Armitage eye candy for ya

Because after my terrible day, I need to cheer myself up… I recently reviewed, for Film.com, a new box set of a British cop series called George Gently. (I’m kinda Film.com’s go-to girl for British TV.) It’s good stuff if you like British TV cop dramas. But I’m kinda limited, word-count-wise, as to how long … more…

Stander (review)

A familiar modern Robin Hood story gets a vicious kick of authenticity in this true tale of a white cop in 1970s apatheid South Africa who goes rogue. Andre Stander (The Punisher‘s Thomas Jane, in the performance that may finally earn him the recognition he deserves) was the youngest captain on the Johannesburg police force … more…

Ned Kelly (review)

The story of Australian cult figure Kelly — a 19th-century Robin Hood–esque outlaw, child of an underclass of Irish immigrants — is a tricky film, punctuated by bursts of staccato surrealism and bitter humor, hard to love unreservedly but easy to appreciate for its ambition. Heath Ledger (The Order) finds a wary, cautious groove as … more…