Tag Archives: James Rocchi

Weinstein picks up ‘Dirty Girl’ at TIFF while critics weigh in

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Abe Sylvia’s “Dirty Girl,” a Toronto entry that stars Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw and up-and-comer Juno Temple, was acquired by the Weinstein Company, the studio confirmed. No word on when the film will be released. “I am thrilled to be part[...]

TIFF ’10: Vicious early reviews for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Hereafter’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Clint Eastwood’s supernatural “Hereafter” had its world premiere in Toronto tonight at a jam-packed Elgin Theatre, but reaction from the masses so far has not been kind. One hour after the film began, noted film scribe James Rocchi reported via his Twitter feed, “Walked out; Shabby, cliche, manipulative[...]

TIFF ’10: Others weigh in on ‘Black Swan,’ Bardem’s ‘Biutiful’ performance

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Every once in a while, screenings have to be sacrificed to make way for writing time. Today’s schedule drastically shifted following “Black Swan,” after Katey Rich of Cinema Blend warned me off one movie (thanks, Katie) and Drew McWeeny of HitFix directed me to toward another (thanks, Drew). And[...]

“Scott Pilgrim” wins over our critic, sharply divides others

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In the battle of Sean O’Connell vs. My “Scott Pilgrim” review, a busy workload is making sure the latter defeats the former. I tried to carve enough time out of an unusually busy work week to put “Scott Pilgrim” thoughts on paper. But interviews, screenings, and a week-long[...]