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Taste Test: Spartacus (1960) vs. Gladiator (2000)

July 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

By Joe Valdez What the *&#! Are They About? In the mines of the Roman province of Libya, slave Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) sinks his teeth into the ankle of a guard, earning himself a death sentence. Recognizing an unbroken spirit he could mold into something great, slave merchant Batiatus (Peter Ustinov) purchases the condemned and […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Bathtub scene · Brother/sister relationship · Dreams and visions · Famous line · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Sword fight

Walking the Plank When You Have No Other Choice

January 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Cutthroat Island (1995) Written by Michael Frost Beckner & James Gorman and Raynold Gideon & Bruce Evans and Susan Shilliday (uncredited) and Robert King and Marc Norman Directed by Renny Harlin Produced by Carolco Pictures/ Forge/ Laurence Mark Productions Running time: 119 minutes Synopsis In the waters surrounding Jamaica of 1668, pirate Morgan Adams (Geena […]

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Tags: Drunk scene · Father/daughter relationship · Sword fight

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

June 8th, 2008 · 12 Comments

  Synopsis In April 1805 off the coast of Brazil, the HMS Surprise – 28 guns and 97 souls – has been ordered by the British Royal Navy to intercept the Acheron, a French vessel intent on carrying Napoleon’s war to the Pacific. As the Surprise cruises into a fog bank, officer of the watch […]

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Tags: Based on novel · Master and pupil · Military · No opening credits · Sword fight