Monday, January 07, 2008 | 10:51
quote me not
Is it strange that I have this questionable urge to watch Russell Crowe movies now?


It could be explained by recent undertakings of movies such as 3:10 to Yuma, American Gangster and Gladiator in the last three days. All three were good movies, enjoyable, interesting stories and engaging performances by the actors themselves of course. Nevertheless I am in awe as to how I could be drawn to someone more scruffy looking than Aragorn, temperamental as far as anyone knows, and even slightly paunchy and old enough to be my dad. Ew! That's not a pleasant thought.


Anyway, yes why the sudden fascination with him? I have seen his other movies such as Cinderella Man (which I did think was better than Million Dollar Baby), A Beautiful Mind (which I actually slept through most of it), and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (which I barely got through the first half hour of it before I bored myself to death). So yes, I am confused with myself as to why I would be interested in Russell Crowe after all this time.


I have to admit that he is a good actor, better than most at least. American Gangster was a good movie where only he could have pulled off having a slight paunch and stomach look not sexy but not unsexy too, whatever that means. Compelling story with a conscience. I managed to watch Gladiator on TV that very night as well after watching Gangster that same day. Coincidentally they both starred Russell and was directed by the same person, Ridley Scott. I will admit that he does look hot in a skirt/toga and his performance was really quite good.


3:10 to Yuma was a surprisingly good movie for me because I'm not a western movie type of person. I was only interested in the movie initially because of Christian Bale but Russell really stole the show I believe. The cheeky smile and devil may care attitude really brought the film alive and made it just that bit more interesting than just another cowboys movie.


Speaking of Christian Bale, I can't wait for The Dark Knight to come out this year. It looks really good especially with Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart in the movie as well. Their viral marketing campaign with various websites relating to the movie is fascinating but just a bit over my head on this one. I think I'd just like to wait for the movie and catch it then.


Anyway, this was just a detour to distract myself from having to start packing for Kay El and the new house. I hate packing. I hate the stress that comes with packing. I hate everything about packing. If only there was some magical instrument or robot that could pluck out what I need and pack themselves for me. Sigh.

P.S. : I can't believe I just wrote up an entire post about Russell Crowe, his movies, and almost anything else in between. I am hoping that this is just a phase and I can return to adoring Milo and Taylor again very soon. And writing about serious topics like global warming and unemployment. Guess which one strikes closer to home?
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Anonymous Anonymous had this to say at 08 January, 2008 08:28
Don't be concerned.
Russell is an acquired taste....like dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate for example.
Maybe you are discovering that a male can be attracive without being pretty or...god forbid...cute.


Blogger TOR Hershman had this to say at 04 February, 2008 03:26
Dig you happen to view the "South Park" Russel Crowe show?

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

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