March 25, 2017

Tag Archives: Mickey Rourke

Why some comic adaptations failed: Iron Man 2, Punisher: War Zone, Superman Returns, Hulk

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Tom Hiddleston wrote an eloquent essay yesterday for The Guardian basically praising and defending the sub-genre known as the superhero picture. Plenty of disdain for the genre comes from the very notion that it’s big-budget entertainment based on literature that was technically intended for children that gobbles[...]

2011: The Year’s Worst Movies

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s time to document the worst of the worst in cinema for the 2011 movie year. Of course, while most critics make a point to try to seek out the allegedly best in cinema in any given year, not quite as much effort is[...]

Second “Immortals” trailer hits the Web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The second trailer for Tarsem Singh’s “Immortals” was released late Wednesday night by Relativity. We have posted the longer, fuller tease ahead of the film’s anticipated Nov. 11 release date. “Immortals” continues to look like a prettier “300” or a more sophisticated “Clash of the Titans,” with Henry[...]

Colin Farrell one of the “Seven Psychopaths”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Colin Farrell has always been funny. It just took the industry a while to figure out how to use his dark sense of humor. Seriously, even when Farrell was supposed to be serious in films like “Tigerland,” “Hart’s War” or Malick’s “The New World,” there’s an air[...]

“Immortals” trailer: Gorgeous Greek action!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Relativity Media has posted the first official teaser for Tarsem Singh’s 3-D film “Immortals” on Apple Check. We have posted a link to the trailer below. Tarsem is a stylish, visual director (rent “The Cell” to see a whole new side of Jennifer Lopez), and this clip lives[...]

Oscars: Will Natalie Portman Lose Oscar?

By Paul Sheehan at GoldDerby.com HollywoodNews.com: As the saying goes, “Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday.” This axiom refers to the less-than-impressive track record of Indie Spirit winners repeating at the Academy Awards. Of the 48 Indie Spirit acting champs to contend the following day at the Oscars, only 10[...]

Natalie Portman, “Black Swan” – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” closed AFI Fest 2010 Thursday night, sending several critics and Oscar pundits to Twitter post-screening to sing the film’s praises. The words “brilliant” and “masterpiece” were used so often, I’m surprised they weren’t trending on the social media tool. And IndieWire’s Anne Thompson[...]

Francis Ford Coppola unlikely to make big studio films

HollywoodNews.com: Francis Ford Coppola will continue to make small, indie films. The director announced his creative game plan at a private party during the New York City Wine & Food Festival. “(My) future film projects would be small- budget and big on (my) personal experiences,” said the Oscar winning director. It’s no[...]

Mickey Rourke takes on another sports role

HollywoodNews.com: After excelling as a wrestler onscreen, Mickey Rourke is getting his game on. Rugby, that is. The Oscar-nominated actor is in talks to play Gareth Thomas, an ex-Wales captain who came out last year and revealed that he was gay. The Sun reports that Rourke was in London[...]

Focus zooms in on “Beginners” while Image nabs “Passion Play”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A few last-minute sales out of the Toronto International Film Festival as the annual event officially drew to a close. Image Entertainment nabbed the rights to Mitch Glazer’s “Passion Play,” the story of a jazz trumpeter (Mickey Rourke) who might be falling in love with an angel (Megan[...]
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