My Favorite Movies #31 – Gladiator

Gladiator 2000 Directed by Ridley Scott Quick synopsis... Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, Roman general Maximus instead finds himself condemned to death by the late ruler's power-hungry son. Escaping execution, Maximus becomes a powerful gladiator, bent on exacting revenge in the ring. How epic is this picture? Right away we … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #31 – Gladiator

AFI #81 – Spartacus

Spartacus 1960 Directed by Stanley Kubrick Netflix says... Stanley Kubrick directed this epic saga based on ancient events, chronicling the birth of a vagabond slave-army led by an ex-gladiator named Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) that threatens the sovereignty of all-might Rome. This film has everything including a wonderfully funny (and Oscar-winning) performance by Peter Ustinov as … Continue reading AFI #81 – Spartacus