Tag Archives: Russell Crowe

Film Review: The Mummy (USA, 2017) disappointingly squanders any promise it showcases

In 2014 it was believed that the Luke Evans-led Dracula Untold was going to launch Universal Studios’ proposed shared universe of classic movie monsters.  Dubbed Dark Universe, the ambitious project akin to the connected phases of Marvel and DC films ultimately let that idea fall to the wayside when the aforementioned feature was hardly the moneymaker the studio expected.... Continue Reading

The Mummy (USA, 2017) Director Alex Kurtzman talks about launching the Dark Universe, Russell Crowe and that airplane scene

The Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman sits down in Australia with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about bringing Russell Crowe into the Dark Universe, the responsibility on him to launch the new cinematic series, working with Sofia Boutella, *that* airplane scene and more. Watch our full interview here:... Continue Reading

Tom Cruise and the cast and director of The Mummy talk “Dark Universe” and the film at public Q&A in Sydney

On Tuesday, at Sydney’s World Square, a giant, hand carved Sarcophagus sculpture, build entirely out of sand, was unveiled. Taking 250 man hours to create, it’s reveal was certainly a cause for celebration, so the cast of the film it was inspired by – The Mummy – popped by to show it off and answer a bit of a Q&A along the way. Ksenija Lukich conducted the interview with stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis plus director Alex Kurtzman.... Continue Reading

Photo Gallery: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella walk the black carpet for the Sydney premiere of The Mummy

Hollywood came to Sydney last night as the stars of Universal’s The Mummy held its Australian premiere at the iconic State Theatre. Stars Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis were joined by director Alex Kurtzman as they told the attending audience they “hoped the movie scared the shit out of them”. You’ll find out closer to the June 8th release date whether they were successful or not in doing so, but in the meantime enjoy these black carpet photos from our photographer Nathan Atkins:... Continue Reading

The Mummy reboot gets its first trailer as the Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe officially launches

Another year, another new franchise reboot. This time it’s for The Mummy, following on from the Brendan Fraser fronted trilogy of the same name. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (People Like Us), this time around the series will star Tom Cruise as our lead, Nick Morton, with Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) as “The Mummy” and Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll. Today we got to see our first glimpse of the film as Universal released its first trailer.... Continue Reading

Film Review: The Nice Guys (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

It has been a long time coming, but it is here. It is finally here. A brand-spanking new film by renowned action-maestro Shane Black. For those who don’t know, Shane Black is responsible for writing cult-classic 80’s/90’s films like Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Last Action Hero and The Monster Squad. He knows his action films.... Continue Reading