Tag Archives: Poetry

“Detachment” paints a grim picture of public education

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Most of the ideas in Tony Kaye’s Detachment are not revolutionary, especially not to anyone who has followed the last thirty years of debate regarding the public education system in America (Jonathan Kozel’s many works of nonfiction come to mind). And while the story is told[...]

“The Descendants” takes Los Angeles Film Critics

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Los Angeles Film Critics’ Association are revealing their year-end selections Sunday afternoon, handing out Best Picture honors to Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” The director has had a ton of success with the LAFCA over the years, so the win comes with little surprise. At least[...]

Alice Eve, Luke Evans fly to “Raven” with Cusack

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Quoth “The Raven” … welcome to the cast. Alice Eve and Luke Evans are set to join John Cusack in “The Raven,” a period thriller from “V for Vendetta” director James McTeigue that – at face value — sounds similar to Warner’s rejuvenated “Sherlock Holmes.” According[...]

James Franco’s ‘Howl’ opens in two cities today

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: “Howl” starring James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg opens in New York and San Francisco today and in Los Angeles a week from now before a full national rollout. The film, which opened the Outfest Film Festival over the summer, is the story of how the[...]

James Franco on playing gay, but not being gay

HollywoodNews.com: James Franco plays iconic gay poet Allen Ginsberg in ‘Howl’ but is opening up that it’s just a role, not who he is in real life. Franco opened up to ‘The Advocate’ and revealed that if he were gay, he would say so because affecting his career wouldn’t deter[...]

John Cusack flies with ‘The Raven’

HollywoodNews.com: Having time warped earlier in the year in “Hot Tub Time Machine,” John Cusack is transporting himself to another era, circa the late 1800s. Cusack will play the famed horror-thriller author Edgar Allen Poe in the Intrepid Pictures and FilmNation production of “The Raven.” As has been the vogue[...]

Katy Perry: ‘When I die I want to be put into a firework’

hollywoodnews.com: Katy Perry wants to be “a firework, both living and dead”. The Californian Gurl has been inspired by a book about living life like a firework that her boyfriend Russell Brand, 35, showed her. And now the 25-year-old wants to be buzzing like a firework while alive and when[...]

James Franco’s ‘Howl’ releases new trailer and poster

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Howl was certainly a provocative choice to open the Outfest Film Festival last week. The movie stars James Franco as poet Allen Ginsberg and gives the young actor one of the best roles of his career. We get a front row seat to Ginsberg’s development as[...]