Interview which appeared on “Charlie’s Army”.
Russell talks about how he came to meet Charlie, Duncarron and working with Combat International.
Music is by Saor Patrol (www.saorpatrol.com)
REVIEW JAN10/ROBIN HOOD: The archetype of The Heroe? a fairy tale story underlines a castle story? Adventure and righteousness! knights and paupers…A decadent ruler is to storm down the kingdom. The legendary figure is known by generations as “Robin Hood,” whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer. His unexpected amazing skill is now at works as if the magic attribute of a fairy tale Heroe. However, he was previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. But Richard’s possible death news reaches him and changes his life, as Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman from the castle, skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader coming up from the forest, as the castle is not in his favor. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
The country weakened by decades of war, and now embattled from the ineffective rule of a new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to an ever greater adventure. Making space for hope. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
REVIEW©2010-JAN8. J.R. For HDTVNEWS.(updated Jan10)
Robin Hood is released in cinemas nationwide on 14th May 2010.
Welcome to today’s episode of Soccer Morning with Jason Davis.
[9:40] Jason kicks off today’s show with BeIN Sports’ Andres Cordero as they look back at Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League results and headlines.
[28:55] Co-author of Soccernomics & Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan, Stefan Szymansky comes on the show to discuss his views on Major League Soccer’s structure & standing in world soccer.
Russell Crowe misses Oscars to watch Rabbitohs thrash St Helens
Russell Crowe tells BBC Sport how he rejected the chance to present an award at this year’s Oscars to watch the South Sydney Rabbitohs win the World Club Challenge.
The Rabbitohs, co-owned by the Hollywood actor, went on to secure a record 39-0 victory over the Super League champions, running in seven tries at Langtree Park.
The score beats the previous record winning margin of 38 points – when Saints were beaten 44-6 by Melbourne Storm in 2000, and 38-0 by Sydney Roosters in 2003.
Click here to watch an in-depth interview with Crowe on his ideas for the future of rugby league.
You can see highlights of the World Club series on the Super League Show which is also on BBC iPlayer.
After winning two BRIT Awards, Ed Sheeran told us how he felt and did the best impression of Russell Crowe, who gave him one of the prizes. Report by Lucy Jones.
No more Mr. Nice Guy. In a no-holds-barred interview with Esquire magazine, George Clooney reveals his run-ins with the actors Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. Recalling some beef he had with Crowe, Clooney told Esquire’s Tom Junod, “The truth is that [Crowe] did send me a book of poems to apologize for insulting the [explative] out of me, which he did. He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts.’ And I put out a statement saying, ‘He’s probably right. And I’m glad he told us, ’cause Bob and Harrison and I were also thinking about starting a band, which would also fall under the heading of bad use of celebrity.'”
Russell Crowe on rugby league, ‘pyjama’ cricket and inspiring kids
Hollywood actor Russell Crowe shares his ideas for the future of rugby league, explains why he doesn’t enjoy one-day international “pyjama” cricket, and says sport should be played to “inspire kids”.
Originally from New Zealand, 50-year-old Crowe also tells the story of the rise of South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Australian rugby league team he part-owns.
In a wide-ranging interview, Crowe tells BBC Sport’s Simon Stone:
* How – and why – he turned the Rabbitohs from “perennial losers” to National Rugby League champions (00:00 – 01:22).
* That “the impossible job” of turning the club around was his “community penance” and he hoped it inspired young people. (01:23 – 02:08)
* How the club’s “disgusting” merchandise was transformed so they had what he calls the best turned-out fans. (03:31 – 04:54)
* That he is proud of former Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess, and impressed by his ambition, but there is “some melancholy” over his departure. (06:12 – 09:02)
* That rugby league has the opportunity to expand, but needs to be better at selling itself and suggests a showdown between English and Australian sides in Las Vegas. (09:03 – 12:52)
* Why five-day Test cricket is “majestic” – and why he’s “just not into pyjama cricket”. (15:15 – 16:09)
* That people grow up in Australia wanting to beat England at everything. (16:10 – 17:19)