Tag Archives: John Hurt

Natalie Portman and “Jackie” are the Oscar race’s newest contenders

Every once in a blue moon, a hunch of mine seems to pay off. A few times over the past month or so, I’ve listed Jackie as a dark horse Academy Award contender across the board, and not just for Natalie Portman’s turn as the former First Lady. It has[...]

Ellen Page comedy ‘Super,’ Will Ferrell’s ‘Must Go’ among Toronto buy buzz

HollywoodNews.com: The film acquisitions market is warming up at the Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s a rundown of those titles that are generating some buzz: “Super” directed and written by James Gunn (“Scooby-Doo,” “Dawn of the Dead”) about a husband who creates a vigilante alter-ego Crimson Bolt after his wife is seduced[...]

Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” is an over-the-top piece of Mexican myth-making

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: It is easy to dismiss the angry political threads running through Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete.” While it’s easy to simply say that ‘it’s just a comedic throwback to the exploitation films of the 1970s’, one must remember that those films did indeed tackle the political and social issues[...]

TV’s “Merlin” to Add Some Potter Magic Next Season

By Hanako M. Ricks HollywoodNews.com: While talking to USA Weekend about guests stars on his SyFy series, “Merlin”, star Colin Morgan gave away a few details about the upcoming third season, which Harry Potter fans may find interesting: Fans of the Harry Potter films will see a few familiar faces. One of[...]

Elijah Wood’s ‘The Oxford Murders’ reveals official poster

HollywoodNews.com: Elijah Wood’s latest film, “The Oxford Murders,” has just released the official poster for the film. Based on Guillermo Martinez’s award-winning novel, the film follows Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic at Oxford, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young graduate student discover an old lady murdered.[...]