Premiering in Australia on Boxing Day is Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner”, an epic adventure set four years after the devastating battle of Gallipoli during World War I. Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey in 1919 to discover the fate of his three sons (Ryan Corr, Ben O’Toole and James Fraser) reported missing in action. Initially blocked by military bureaucracy, he is helped first by the beautiful Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko) who owns the hotel in which he stays in Istanbul and then by Turkish Officer Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), who had fought against Connor’s sons. Holding on to hope, Connor and Major Hasan travel across the war-torn landscape to find the truth, and for Joshua to find his own peace.

Mandy caught up with Russell Crowe and his cast at the Melbourne premiere to talk about the importance of remembering the horrors of war, jumping into mirrors during the audition process, and the verdict on Russell the director.

Read more HERE


Relatively few Australians use Twitter, but the platform for sharing short messages and images often serves as a microcosm for Australian conversations. Users can engage with tweets by retweeting them, sharing them on to their own users, or “favouriting” them, which is similar to “liking” them on Facebook.

As the year draws to a close, Twitter has released a series of statistics including the most retweeted tweets sent from Australian accounts.
Russell comes in at number 6!

Read the list HERE



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14. American Gangster
When I first heard about Ridley Scott directing American Gangster, I was so stoked. Scott doing a gangster movie with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington? This was going to be the best movie ever. And…it’s good. Denzel is electric as real life gangster Frank Lucas but few things around him really rise to that level. Scott sets a distinct tone, tells a fascinating story but American Gangster never quite reaches the heights of the great films that inspired it.

9. Body of Lies
Body of Lies is the classic spy movie that thrills you while you watch it, but leaves you when you stop. The cast is great: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, and in his true star making performance, Mark Strong. And the film’s tone of uncertainty, the who-done-it mystery, is all well done. That stuff doesn’t quite mesh with the bigger action scenes in the movie, making it feel a tad disjointed. Nevertheless, it’s an enjoyable, almost great experience that you probably won’t think about too much again.

5. Gladiator
Scott’s lone Best Picture winner is far from his best, but it’s still pretty fantastic. Gladiator tells a horrifying yet rousing story of one man’s fall from grace and eventual rise back to power in a memorable, visceral style with a truly epic scope. The digital effects, circa the year 2000, don’t exactly hold up, but the characters and the acting, particularly the performances of Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, absolutely do. Gladiator might have been over-praised just slightly, but if you step back, it still resonates.

For the full, interesting list (Gladiator only at #5???) click HERE

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A GROUP of lucky locals will tonight get to see Russell Crowe’s latest movie, The Water Diviner.

The Crowe family is hosting an event to thank Russell’s family and friends for all of the support in the early stages of the development of the film which he directed as well as stars in.

For the rest click HERE


Russell Crowe knows a thing or two about running an NRL club and he’s got a few tips for the Warriors ahead of the 2015 season.

In Auckland to promote his new movie, The Water Diviner, Crowe interrupted an interview with a TV3 reporter to discuss rugby league and the Warriors.

For the full article click HERE

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The filmmaker and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (and National Book Award winner) were in town for the Venice Film Festival, having a stroll. The conversation between Darren Aronofsky and Patti Smith turned to the difficulties he was having coming up with a lullaby to be sung in two key scenes in his Old Testament epic “Noah.”.

Read about it HERE


The second report written by Mine Gursel (@TheGreatmagic) following her fairytale visit to the premiere in Turkey.
This one covers the movie and is spoiler free!
Thank you again Mine!

Read the excellent review HERE


Fellow ‘Crowe-villager’ (and all round lovely person!) Mine Gursel writes her first report on her epic night out at the Turkish Premiere of The Water Diviner. This one explains the media coverage.
Thanks for sharing it all with us Mine (@TheGreatmagic)

Read it all HERE

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Project: The True History of the Kelly Gang (Post-Production)
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Project: The Loudest Voice in the Room (Pre-Production)
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Character: Roger Ailes
Release Date: 2019

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TV Schedule (UK) 19 Jan – 25 Jan #RussellWatchUK

20th @ 2.45am on SCA HD: Robin Hood
20th @ 2.45am on SCA: Robin Hood
20th @ 2.50am on SCS: American Gangster
21st @ 12.55am on AMC UK: 3:10 to Yuma
23rd @ 1am on AMC UK: 3:10 to Yuma
23rd @ 1.55am on SCH: Man of Steel
23rd @ 5.35pm on SCH: Man of Steel

SCA = Sky Cinema Action
SCA HD = Sky Cinema Action HD
SCH = Sky Cinema Hits
SCS = Sky Cinema Select

Credit For The Above: Digiguide.co.uk

TV Schedule (US) 19 Jan – 25 Jan #RussellWatchUS

20th @ 3:00pm on A&E: American Gangster
20th @ 9:00pm on MOMAX: Robin Hood

Credit for the above: tvguide.com

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