Another Rupert Grint Reviews Update!

Another Rupert Grint Reviews Update! December 28, 2008, 7:20PM–Our newly refurbished Rave Reviews section has just been updated with 15 old/new reviews praising Rupert Grint‘s portrayal of Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Here are just a few samples:

“Put your hand on my waist,” she [McGonagall] demands frostily. The expression on Ron’s face at this point is clear: He’d just as soon perform the fox trot with Medusa. It’s a wonderful mark of this movie that a teenager’s humiliation can pack just as much firepower as a life-and-death battle with scary monsters.” (Washington Post)

“Grint especially seems to be getting more and more comfortable onscreen.” (IGN Movies)

“Grint’s face instantly reflects Ron’s torn feelings about Hermione…” (SF Gate)

“And Grint’s rubbery charm is intact.” (Newsday)

Read the rest here (starting from Washington Post); and we will be adding many more reviews soon!

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Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews Relaunched!

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews Relaunched! December 27, 2008, 6:20AM–Welcome to the relaunch of one of the best loved sections of ICM — the ever so fabulous Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews! As one of the most talented actors of his generation, Rupert Grint has constantly astonished the movie critics and audiences alike since he debuted on the big screen back in 2001. We have collected the critics’ words of praise for our favourite actor and we are proud to share them with you.

At the moment, this unique, extensive and regularly updated online collection hosts over 600 articles, for every movie Rupert has been in, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. To celebrate the beginning of 2009 – The Year of Rupert Grint, Rave Reviews have just been perked up with a new layout – check it out here! We hope you’ll like it as much as we do.

We have also added 11 new/old reviews of Driving Lessons (starting from New York Daily News). So far, we have collected no less than 142 rave reviews for Rupert’s very first leading role in DL – well done mate! And since Rupert has three movies getting released in 2009, we will hopefully be adding many more reviews soon.

Enjoy!

Another Rupert Grint Rave Reviews Update: OotP Era!

As you all know, ICM staff never rests – even when the news are slow, we always have some Rupert Grint goodies for you, to help us cope with the news draught. Thus, I have just added 29 new/old reviews of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (starting from Entertainment Weekly), plus three of Driving Lessons and two of Goblet of Fire.

As for Order of the Phoenix, I must have read about 300 reviews, and all critics had nothing but nice words to say about Rupert, however most of them sing the same chorus:

“Rupert Grint is tragically underused.”
“It’s a shame to see Grint’s screen time so diminished.”
“Grint is a wonderful actor but he is given almost nothing to do.”  Etc. etc.

So it is not just us Rupert fans complaining about his reduced screen time in OotP, but the professional movie critics too! However, according to the test screenings reports, Rupert is given A LOT more to do in Half-Blood Prince, so hopefully we won’t have to sing the above chorus ever again…

Anyway, enjoy the read! And many thanks to our lovely Karin for taking time and trouble to find and/or translate some of the reviews.

Rupert Grint’s Rave Reviews Update: PoA Era!

Reviews ahoy! For those of you who never get tired reading about Rupert Grint’s awesomeness, I have now added 72 old/new reviews of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to the eponymous section of our Rave Reviews (starting from Home Theater Info). As before, some critics single out Rupert, others praise him alonside his co-stars. I was especially pleased to discover that, despite the fact that Rupert’s screentime in PoA was notably diminished compared to previous two HP films, he nevertheless managed to produce a stellar performance and earn critics’ praise – thus proving an old saying true: “There are no small roles, only small actors”. 

Enjoy!

Various Rupert Grint Tidbits

No major news this morning, I’m afraid… However, here are a couple of things worthy of your attention.

First, We Are Movie Geeks has a great review of Order of the Phoenix that I hadn’t seen before. Of course they got nothing but words of praise for Rupert:

The rest I will let you discover for yourself, but just know that the cast is solid, all but a couple shaky moments from Emma Watson as Hermione, with Rupert Grint out acting all of the kids in the movies.

Read the review here, and we’ll be adding it to our Rave Reviews section shortly!

Second, Variety has revealed that the production company Matador Pictures has backed Wild Target financially, hence, despite the infamous credit crunch and recession affecting even the major Hollywood studios, Wild Target funding won’t be affected. According to Variety:

Matador Pictures operates a series of equity funds for low-budget pics under the government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme, most recently backing “Wild Target” from CinemaNX.

Read the article here, and we’ll make sure to contact Matador Pictures to see if their involvement with Wild Target ends here. 😉

Also, Rupert is mentioned in a feature entitled How to start an Acting Career when I’m still in High School, posted by eHow. If you’re interested in following in Rupert’s footsteps, you might find the tips offered by eHow interesting/useful, so read them here.

Another thing (not Rupert related), J.K. Rowling’s American publisher Scholastic has announced an essay contest for American readers aged 8-17 to attend the launch of her latest book The Tales of Beedle the Bard in Edinburgh, Scotland on 4 December 2008 and meet JKR herself. In order to enter, fans are asked to write an essay of 200 words or less describing how they have helped others. Download the complete contest rules here. Thanks Gryffindor Gazette.

Let me also remind you that there’s only one day left to apply if you are interested in networking for Rupert with our affiliate Reelz Channel! As you might recall, ICM has been invited to attend the Reelz Channel’s Director’s Contribution Party in Los Angeles on 23 October and we are giving a chance for one fan to attend along with ICM staffer Lyn. If you are over 21 & from California, and think you’ve got what it takes to promote Rupert, then write in and tell us why you would be the perfect candidate! Email to staff@rupert-grint.us.

And if you happen to be Scottish and would like to meet Rupert’s Cherrybomb co-star Robert Sheehan, he will be attending the 2008 Discovery Festival in Dundee on 1-2 November. Find all the relevant info here.

Finally, don’t forget our Rupert’s Army October Project – only ten days left to stuff Empire with our letters! The guidelines can be found here.