the rocketeer sequel

This month marks a milestone for one of the most underrated Disney films. The Rocketeer arrived in theaters in the summer of 1991, delivering a 1930s-era adventure of a pilot who stumbles upon a jetpack being sought after by gangsters, FBI agents, Nazis, and millionaire industrialist Howard Hughes. Though the film failed to take off at the box office, its fans are legion (and this writer counts himself among them).

As the film turns 30, /Film sat down virtually with Billy Campbell, the actor who made his debut as Cliff Secord, the Rocketeer himself. Talking from his home of Norway, Campbell discussed the experience of making the film, conquering his fear of flying, his love of Master and Commander, and much more.

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russell crowe zeus

Last month, we learned Russell Crowe had a role in Thor: Love and Thunder. Now, we know who he’s playing, and it seems obvious in retrospect. Crowe will play the king of the gods himself, Zeus. The confirmation comes from Crowe himself, who either didn’t get the memo about keeping things hush-hush, or he didn’t care. In either case, Crowe spilled the beans during a radio interview.

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thor love and thunder russell crowe

The Thor: Love and Thunder cast now includes Russell Crowe. Crowe’s role is being kept secret, and it’s assumed that it won’t amount to more than a cameo. Still, the actor has been confirmed to appear in the Taika Waititi-directed Marvel Studios sequel, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, and maybe even Jeff Goldblum, too.

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Greatest Beer Run Ever

In what sounds like a Hollywood Mad Libs production, Apple Studios is financing a new comedy for director Peter Farrelly called The Greatest Beer Run Ever, and it will star Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, and maybe even Bill Murray. Read More »

rothko cast

Russell Crowe is about to bring another (more literal) meaning to “Death of the Artist,” with his title role in director Sam Taylor-Johnson‘s next film. Crowe is set to play the role of influential American abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko in Rothko, a drama that chronicles the true story of Rothko’s daughter’s legal battle to protect her late father’s legacy.

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Unhinged trailer

What happens if you honk at a guy in traffic who’s having the worst day of his life? That’s the question answered in Unhinged, a new Russell Crowe thriller which, in the grand tradition of films like Duel, Joy Ride, and Falling Down, presents a worst case scenario for the protagonist and will maybe make you think twice about slamming on the horn the next time you’re out on the road. Check out a new trailer for the movie below, complete with a retro voiceover that leans into the film’s throwback vibe. Read More »

unhinged release date

Warner Bros., Disney, and every other major studio may be reluctant to be the first out the gate to release their major studio films in newly reopened theaters, but Solstice Studios’ Unhinged is sprinting to beat all other movies to the cinema. The Russell Crowe B-movie thriller is proudly announcing that it will be the first “new wide release in American movie theaters since they shut down in March due to Covid-19” with its August 21 release date — a week before Tenet opens in select U.S. theaters on Labor Day weekend.

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Paul Giamatti Nominated for An Oscar

Russell Crowe has a reputation for having a bit of a temper and being somewhat difficult to work with. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t without his good qualities. For example, when awards season rolled around for the boxing drama Cinderella Man, Crowe asked the studio to put their weight behind Paul Giamatti for Best Supporting Actor instead of campaigning hard for Crowe to get a leading actor nomination. Why? Because Crowe promised Paul Giamatti’s dying mother that her son would get an Oscar nomination. Read More »

The Old Guard Featurette

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as The Old Guard star Charlize Theron, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and comic creator Greg Rucka talk about taking the comic to screen. Plus, listen as Adam Savage explores the sound mixing behind the stage show of Hamilton, and learn some Australian and New Zealand slang from Unhinged star Russell Crowe. Read More »

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Hamilton Reunion

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the original cast of Hamilton reunites virtually on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Plus, watch as visual effects artists react to the work done on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Looper, and The Abyss. Finally, listen to Russell Crowe answer some of the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »