Rave Reviews For Cherrybomb, Wild Target – Plus Vote For Rupert Grint!

Rave Reviews For Cherrybomb, Wild Target – Plus Vote For Rupert Grint!September 14th, 2010, 5:01pm–It may have seemed like rave reviews for Rupert Grint‘s non-Potter movies Cherrybomb and Wild Target stopped coming in, but with the diligence of several fans and staffer Anna‘s translation of French reviews for Wild Target, we have several to bring to you – some praising Rupert so much, you’ll be grinning from ear to ear! You can read some below!

Cherrybomb catches the audience as a clever bit of cinema between drama and thriller. Especially with its first-class trio of young actors in which Grint scintillates as a veteran of acting.
A successful change of image.
Conclusion: Well done teen thriller starring grown up Potter-sidekick Grint”

You can read the rest of the Cherrybomb reviews, starting with Attitude Magazine, here at our Rave Reviews site (which recently got its own domain).

“As much as I’m sad to see one of the great franchises, Harry Potter (with the exception of the first two films, which sucked, rot in hell, Chris Columbus) come to a close, it’s really nice to see Rupert Grint free to work on other projects…”

You can read the rest of this Wild Target review and the 6 other ones – starting with Suite 101 – posted here.

In other news, Portrait Magazine has a new poll out listing the most beautiful actors. Rupert is currently very low on the list as we have just learned about it, so please vote for him here. You can also vote for Rupert as the best dressed here with Glamour Magazine!

Thanks Melina, Kathy, Anna and Holly!

Rupert Grint: New Wild Target Image!

Rupert Grint: New Wild Target Image!June 23, 2010, 1:01PM– Adding to all of the new clips and photos of Rupert Grint’s latest feature, Wild Target.  A new image of Rupert as Tony has surfaced online.

Head on over to our gallery and check out the picture here. Then go out our Tony thread in the Wild Target section of our forum and discuss. It’s that simple…

Reminders: Don’t forget to check out our clips from the film, here and visit our Rave Reviews section to read up on the wonder things being said about Rupert’s performance.

In addition, we are definitely marking our calendars for the release of the first Official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows theatrical trailer to be released on Monday, June 28th. Hopefully, it will be filled with loads of Ronald Weasley goodness!

Rupert Grint Feature In Nylon Magazine!

Rupert Grint Feature In Nylon Magazine!April 27th, 2010, 10:52pm–As previously reported, Rupert Grint was to have a spread within in the May 2010 issue of Nylon Magazine which is dedicated to Young Hollywood. We finally have a scan of his spread thanks to Team Twilight. In the article that accompanies the picture Rupert discusses his miniature farm which his mom and sister are really into. Alan Rickman and Julie Walters’ impact on him. Plus the fact that he continually gets scripts for geeky roles which he says he passes by! We also get a nice little blurb about Thunderpants which he loved doing and we hear a little more about his ice cream van! You can view the scan in our gallery here.

Rupert Grint: The Guardian Young Critics Competition

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October 14, 2009 9:09 AM– Back in June, we told you that Rupert Grint would be a judge at the Guardian Young Critics Competition, for the category “Film”.

The winners of the competition have been announced today by The Guardian!

Matthew Barron won in the age group 14-18, while 13-year old Unity Haggard got the price for a critical review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!
Of course, she also mentions Rupert in her review:

Rupert Grint seems to understand his character well, and exaggerates it, which boosts his popularity.

You can read both their complete reviews here.

Keep in mind what Rupert said about a good review:

Film critics should stick to critiquing an actor’s performance: some of them are far too obsessed with the superficial – with people’s appearance – and there’s nothing worse than a critic being bitchy. Some can be really unkind, and it’s just not fun to read, especially if it’s you they’re writing about. Even if you have 10 really good reviews, it’s the one bad one that sticks in your mind.
A critic really has to know their stuff. If you’re writing about film, see as many movies as you can. Making comparisons with other films helps the reader build a mental picture of what this new film is like. Have an open, varied taste, and be receptive to new creative ideas.

And stay tuned for some Drama

Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!

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Cherrybomb Screened At Italian Film Festival, Receives Great Reviews!
August 8, 2009, 10:13 AM–Rupert Grint’s film Cherrybomb was screened last month at the 39th Giffoni Film Festival, which took place from 12 to 25th July in Gifonni Valle Piana, near Salerno and Naples (South Italy). The film was shown in the Generation 16 category, and although it didn’t win (the award went to the film My Suicide, the same one who beat Cherrybomb at the Berlinale as well), the film received very good reviews. Many thanks to Anna who helped me translate this review by Aldo Spiniello. Here’s what he had to say about Rupert:

The pair of directors don’t waste their time trying to demonstrate a strikingly original style, they have faith in the pale face of Rupert Grint (who has finally freed himself from the Harry Potter label), and they content themselves with a few simple solutions, such as the text messages materializing onto the screen, as the sign of an increasingly shorter and more painful communication.

Read the entire translation here. Thanks again Anna!

Also thanks to Laura for sending us this review, posted when Cherrybomb was screened at the Galway Film Festival in Ireland last month:

If you expect Rupert Grint to be somewhat slow and dumb just like he is in the HARRY POTTER films, you will be positively surprised. Grint is capable of being more than a sorcerers apprentice sidekick. In CHERRYBOMB he shows off his sexy and wild side.

Since this review is hosted on the Britspotting Festival website, perhaps this means that Cherrybomb will also be screened there in November! Their feature film selection is still in progress, so we will keep you updated. This is a German festival, taking place in Berlin, so German fans, get ready to see Malachy again!

Oh, and don’t forget to read the latest edition of our fanzine Grintastic, and please leave your comments!

UPDATE: I have just added these new reviews to our Cherrybomb Reviews page, so visit it here!

UPDATE #2: Just a quick little note, really. You may remember that we mentioned a new book called Into The Wild Nerd Yonder. We have just received a comment about the book from the author herself, Julie Halpern, who had this to say: “Thanks so much for mentioning my book, INTO THE WILD NERD YONDER, on your page! I’m a big Rupert fan, and the main character of the book has pictures of him hanging around her bedroom” – The book, a hardcover edition, will be released on September 29th!