Tom Cruise’s The Mummy is the beginning of a new Dark Universe for Universal Studios, and as such is tasked with connecting this film to a bunch of other ones in the franchise. The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Bride of Frankenstein, the Invisible Man, and a bunch of others will soon be hitting the big screen, all under the Dark Universe umbrella. So, what fits them all together? The plot device — I mean, the Prodigium, of course.
Every year, when the bottom drops out of the summer movie season and audiences decide to stay home and watch television instead, some well-meaning critic will publish an article asking if cinema is dead. And every year, I pose the same question in response: “Is Tom Cruise still an action star?” As long as Tom Cruise is running across multiplex screens — fighting rogue nations, government consiparcies, and even the occasional mummy — there is still hope for cinema. Then, when Cruise’s career is done and Hollywood is in ashes, then, cinema, you have my permission to die.
The story of Noah as it is written in the King James Bible is about three pages. If you want to Google it, read it, then come back to this you can go ahead. I'll wait here as I continue to stream some of Clint Mansell's spooky and enthralling score to the new Darren Aronofsky film starring Russell Crowe.
Back? Yeah, so, not a whole heck of a lot there. But did you catch the tiny references to thin
Hollywood seems to go through cycles when it comes to movie themes. There's the vampire movie cycle, the raunchy comedy cycle, etc. Now it appears that movies dealing with stories from The Bible are back "in" again.
I've never seen any adaptation of Les Miserables, but I've actually considered going to see it because it's got some heavy hitter starts like Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway. The problem is that I have absolutely no clue what it is about, and I don't want to spoil it by having someone tell me. So I've watched the trailer several times and I've come up with my own basic plot. Watc
During Keith Urban's performance in Vancouver, Canada, Russell Crowe joined him on stage for a performance. Russell Crowe has been a long time musician and has even had his own band. He jams out with Keith to Folsom Prison Blues. Check it out...