April 26, 2015 10:49 AM
From CGee: Another South Loss: It was a game of many quick momentum changes. Souths took awhile in the first half to find their rhythm but with strong runs from the Burgess brothers, Issac and Grevsmuhl along with some pinpoint kicking, Souths held the lead at the half of 16-4. In the second half momentum swung Canberra/Souths/Canberra and in the end the Raiders came out with the win, 30-22.
April 25The London Evening Standard: Queen leads Anzac Day commemorations exactly 100 years on from launch of ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign
"I wanted to let you know that Russell is featured in the new People Magazine with Sandra Bullock on the cover. Issue date, of May 4th. There is a great full page photo of him with the heading 'What I Know Now'. There is also a photo of Russell with Charlie & Tennyson on the Contents page with the page number for the article. I thought you would like to know, incase you want to buy one & also maybe let your readers know." Cheers, Ellen
The Seattle Times: ‘The Water Diviner’: a riveting war tale of a father’s loss - Thanks, Ellen (ed note: I highly recommend the film. Please go see it. We want a success for Russell's first directed film) - Send in your report/review to firstname.lastname@example.org - subject line The WD. I have a page ready for all that I receive
Meta Critic - All the Major Critic Reviews so far
The NY Times - Manohla Dargis reviews the Water Diviner - Review: In ‘The Water Diviner,’ Russell Crowe Revisits Gallipoli
The NY Post WD review: "...Crowe’s always seemed like a pretty humorless guy, and his first turn in the director’s chair is an earnest one, occasionally veering straight into melodrama. But Crowe makes the most of his own quiet presence, and this ode to the world’s never-recovered soldiers and their families is a fitting meditation on the insanity of war." Thanks, Ellen
Russell on The View (Channel 7) on 4/24 - Cristela Alonzo (ABC’s “Cristela”) and Katherine Schwarzenegger guest co-host; ABC News’ Diane Sawyer (“Bruce Jenner – The Interview”); Russell Crowe (“Fathers and Daughters”); Kevin Pollack (“Misery Loves Comedy”). (description) - Thanks, Ann S
This evening I will attend a screening for The Water Diviner in NYC. It opens officially on April 24. I will have a report/review in a couple of days. AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
Deadline Hollywood: Pete Hammond: ‘The Water Diviner’ Review: Russell Crowe Finds New Direction In Epic Triumph - Watch the video review - "I say, go!"
Fandango: Opens April 24 -- Put Water Diviner in seach box, add your zip code, town to see if the WD is playing near you
Getty images: The Water Diviner' Chicago Premiere - Thanks, CGee
From CGee: Totally frustrating game in perhaps worst, torrential downpour conditions I’ve seen in a footy game. The Sharks had the gale force wind at their backs in the first half and managed to put 10 points on the board to lead 10-4. Souths couldn’t capitalize in the second half with the Sharks struggling into the storm. A penalty kick and a late try made the difference with the Sharks taking the win 18-10.
The NY Times: What’s on TV Monday -10:15 A.M. (Starz Cinema) MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD (2003) In the first of three Russell Crowe movies, Mr. Crowe stars as Capt. Jack Aubrey,commander of a British frigate whose crew must battle a faster, larger French vessel off the South American coast during the Napoleonic wars. Paul Bettany is the ship’s surgeon — so deft he operates on his own abdomen — and the sensitive foil to Aubrey’s ferocity. Writing in The New York Times, A. O. Scott said that Peter Weir’s vigorous adaptation of the Patrick O’Brien series, with land-based scenes filmed on the Galápagos Islands, “hums with humor, passion and life.” He added, “It makes you wish Napoleon were still around, so we — that is, I mean, the British Empire — could beat him all over again.” In “Winter’s Tale” (2014), at 12:45 p.m. on HBO Signature, Mr. Crowe plays a gangster in early- 20th-century New York intent on putting asunder the love between a consumptive rich girl (Jessica Brown Findlay) and a thief (Colin Farrell). “A thin line separates the magical from the preposterous, and by insisting so strenuously on its own magic, ‘Winter’s Tale’ pitches helplessly into earnest ridiculousness,” Mr. Scott wrote about this adaptation by Akiva Goldsman of Mark Helprin’s best seller. And in “A Good Year” (2006), at 2:45 on HBO Signature, Mr. Crowe portrays Max Skinner, an aggressive London bond trader who inherits a small vineyard from his Uncle Henry (Albert Finney). Soon enough, Max, soothed by the memories of summers spent amid the grapevines, has morphed into a bon vivant and fallen for a beautiful bistro owner (Marion Cotillard). Then a young Californian (Abbie Cornish) shows up and announces that she is his uncle’s previously unknown daughter — which would make her Henry’s true heir. In his review of this Ridley Scott adaptation of the Peter Mayle novel, Stephen Holden advised viewers “to make a reservation at an upscale French restaurant immediately after seeing the film or risk going home feeling deprived.”
WD Related - NY Times Books: ‘The Fall of the Ottomans,’ by Eugene Rogan
Heads up: Russell will be on CBS Sunday Morning tomorrow - Thanks, Ellen
The NY Times Video: The Water Diviner: Michael Dorman On The Script And Working With Russell Crowe - and more...
The SF Gate: Crowe’s 'Water Diviner’ — a search to claim the dead - Thanks, Tamara (Wilfred Owen mentioned - fits TWD)
From Agnes: Dear Murph, on the German facebook side from TWD take place hot verbal battles. Between Turks and German ... politically and religiously. But all are expecting curious about Russell Crowe and his work.
Twitter: Pictures at the LA press conference and Q&A - Thanks, Agnes
NY Times Videos: The Water Diviner
Off Topic: Visit my updated Olivier web site
From CGee: - Souths Lose -- "It was a game of two halves. In the first, injury depleted Souths were gelling into new positions, and with some outstanding try line defense, controlled the game and led 12-4. The second half was quite the opposite, the Cowboys had most of the possession, and played well. Souths couldn’t keep up the defensive intensity, and North Queensland wins, 30-12"
Bury Free Press UK: STAR INTERVIEW: Russell goes behind camera for first time - Thanks, Ellen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Made-in-Pittsburgh Russell Crowe movie to open in Italy in October (Fathers and Daughters)
Russell will be on the CBS Sunday Morning Show next Sunday, April 19. - Thanks, Jeannine, Mary Ann, Lois
The Daily Mail: Stephen King series The Dark Tower to be made into movie AND television series after Sony pick up deal Warner Bros dropped three years ago - "Three years on, Javier Bardem and Russell Crowe are still rumored to be interested in the lead role."
The Paris Premiere of The WD at You Tube - Thanks, Anne Claire
I am creating a page for Water Diviner Reports. It opens in the USA on April 24. (In some countries, it opens earlier) After you have seen it, we would love a report. Send it to email@example.com. Here is the link to the new page for the reports/reviews.
From Ann S: Russ will be on Kelly & Michael - 4/22
Showbiz Junkies: Good interview with Scott Grimes - Russell mentioned
The Washington Post: Russell Crowe does D.C. during his ‘Water Diviner’ press junket - Ate with Keith at The Source
Magazine HD: The Water Diviner will released in Portugual on April 16th, and the title of the movie in here will be "A Promessa de Uma Vida" (in English, The Promise of a Life). Poster HERE - Thanks, Ivani
April 7 - Happy Birthday, Russell!
Women's Weekly: Today actor Russell Crowe turns 51 - Thanks, Tamara
Love this pic:
This Congratullation was prepared for B-Day (Tomorow) of the actor Russell Crowe by Russian Community of fans of his creativity http://youtu.be/RFfjwJA5434
@KevinMcCarthyTV: Live outside of DC area? U can still watch our @russellcrowe interview live! http://t.co/yDkL2rojHG @fox5newsdc @10:10am! #TheWaterDiviner - Thanks, Lily -- Fox Panel Interview - Thanks, Agnes
April 5 - Happy, blessed Easter
From CGee: "Could you put this up on your news page? I’m giving away a TWD ANZAC biscuit tin (Twitter contest only). I tweeted it under a new twitter account ‘@CGeee1’
From CGee: "That was some game! Souths had a tough, disjointed first half, and the Bulldogs took every advantage scoring early. Then with time almost out, Issac Luke goes in for a try and due to illegal contact Souths got an 8 point try penalty to go into the sheds with the Dogs leading 10-8.The second half was a brutal battle. The score was 16-14 on a Tyrrell try, next set Reynolds kicked for goal to level the game at 16 all but was followed by Canterbury striking a kick to go up 17-16. The final moments of the game happened in a flash, Adam Reynolds kicked again for the win, was tackled and hurt, Bryson Goodwin took the ensuing penalty kick for the win at 18-17! Souths’ 'never say die' attitude along with superior fitness made the difference in the end but the victory will be marred by injuries and Bulldog supporters throwing bottles and debris at the refs as they left the field." Match Report HERE
The Telegraph: The Water Diviner, review: 'Russell Crowe at his most soulful' - Thanks, CGee
An old one - Tenderness
The Water Diviner - To open in USA April 24, 2015
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