Russell at the NRL 2nd Qualifying Final

Russell, Charlie and Mark Carroll at the NRL 2nd qualifying final match where Souths defeated Manly 40-24. Apologies for the time to get these images posted but the embed code from Getty was incorrect. A thought about the non-story currently repeating on the internet: parenting is the hardest job in the world. I sure am glad I don’t have to do it on camera.

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Hirschfelder scores The Water Diviner

Film Music Reporter says that David Hirschfelder has written and recorded the musical score for The Water Diviner. Still no release date for U.S.

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TWD in Empire’s winter preview

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Scan from Empire’s winter movie preview issues – thanks to Steph

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Russell at last night’s game

 

Unfortunately Souths lost to the Roosters – but we will get them next time.

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Go Rabbitohs! Minor Premiership 2014 – updated

Update – more on the classic rivalry from MSN sports:

“Come Thursday night, it’ll all be on for young and old and I’ll be at the game with the South Sydney faithful at an away match for us, but deep in Souths’ traditional home territory (Moore Park), wishing and cheering for nothing other than a Souths victory,” said Crowe who will attend the match.

“It is a great rivalry. Like all classic cross-town derbies, it’s our proximity to each other that intensifies it.

“There’s no single game on the league calendar that I look forward to more.”

Glory! Glory! To the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs in their upcoming battle with nemesis Roosters for the NRL minor premiership. Great news that John Sutton will be back to captain the team. Souths head into this game second on the NRL ladder.

The SMH has photo of Noah era Russell at a past game in a piece about his desire to see an expanded World Cup Challenge to include Souths, while the DT has more fired up Crowe pics with Russell’s prediction that the game will be “on for young and old” and some respectful words for Rooster’s owner Nick Politis. The latter piece also features video with Souths alumnus Michael Crocker on Round 26. We think he makes a sharp sportscaster.

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Nice Guys slated for Summer ’16

Nice Guys, the Shane Black directed, Joel Silver produced Warner Brothers film starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling has been given a June 27, 2016 opening date, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Box Office competition scheduled for the same week comes from two family films – Finding Dory and How to Train Your Dragon 3.

And now we know who plays who – more from the LATimes:

Set in 1970s Los Angeles, the film is to tell the story of Holland March (Gosling), a private detective down on his luck, and hired bruiser Jackson Healy (Crowe) as they investigate the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a fading porn star.

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Joe Hill wants Crowe for Heart Shaped Box film

From IGN News: Author Joe Hill wants Russell Crowe to star in the film of his novel Heart Shaped Box

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Crowe responds to #IceBucketChallenge

The #IceBucketChallenge is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for research for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Celebrities in sport and entertainment, as well as every day folks, have been posting videos of themselves being doused in buckets of ice water for the past few weeks. Russell was challenged by Ricky Gervais. You can hear Russell thank him for it on this video posted to twitter, and extend the challenge to Hugh Jackman, Alan Doyle and Scott Grimes.

 

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News still scarce as hen’s teeth

News continues to be nearly nonexistant and we hope that Russell is enjoying time with his family and putting the finishing touches on The Water Diviner, can’t wait for that. A couple little mentions popped up:

The Brisbane Times has a piece on family road trips in Australia with a mention:

Bless Russell Crowe. He bought the old Nymboida Coaching Station Inn, revived a piece of Australia’s past, kept bar and meal prices reasonable, popped a shower and change table in the ladies’ bathroom and opened a museum next door. As the only watering hole on the stretch of road from Armidale to Grafton, the inn is both pit-stop and public service. … Crowe is selling the inn (but keeping the museum).

and another bit about preserving the ecosystem of the Conflict Islands which mentions Russell but is really more about Ben Stiller staying at Russell’s house and answering the door.

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Noah blu-ray available today in stores

HD Report has a run down on where to buy and which store has what special package, more at the link.

Best Buy has an exclusive Noah edition in SteelBook packaging that comes with a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Digital Copy via both UltraViolet and iTunes. The edition, with a list price of $26.99, only appears to be exclusive in its packaging.

Target has an exclusive Blu-ray edition in wood packaging (which is quite fitting considering the topic of the film). The edition from Target includes a Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy (UltraViolet/iTunes) and Bonus Blu-ray Disc. The edition has a list-price of $22.99.

And, a Walmart exclusive with Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy includes a 12-track music CD with music inspired by the film from top Christian artists such as For King & Country, Chris August, and Jason Castro. MSRP of the edition is $39.99.

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