John Heard

John Heard

John Heard Quick Links

News Pictures Film RSS

Celebrities At LAX Airport

John Heard - Celebrities at LAX airport - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 27th September 2014

John Heard
John Heard
John Heard

Tara Reid & Ian Ziering Set To Return For 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'


Tara Reid Ian Ziering Cassie Scerbo John Heard

The Twitter fuelled success of SyFy's Sharknado will definitely be repeated this July when the sequel is released on small screens across the US.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have signed on to the sequel of Sharknado.

Sharknado, in case anyone needed clarification was the monstrosity created by SyFy writer, Thunder Levin, in which a tornado sweeps into its vortex a large number of sharks. The tornado, filled with man eating sharks, proceeds to terrorise Los Angeles and it's up to one small group of survivors to destroy the swirling mass of teeth and fins. 

Continue reading: Tara Reid & Ian Ziering Set To Return For 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'

Sharknado Review


OK

You couldn't even say this movie is so bad that it's good, because it's seriously terrible, but it's also hilariously entertaining. Sometimes it means to be idiotic, but more often we are laughing because the effects are so appalling, the script is nonsensical and the cast look like they got lost and wandered onto the set by accident. Fans of awful movies won't want to miss it.

The premise is simply ridiculous: Los Angeles is in the grip of a shark infestation, as swimmers in about four inches of water are being gobbled up by Great Whites. Just then, a freak hurricane arrives from Mexico carrying water-spouts packed with sharks that are dropped into the city streets. Our hero is Fin (Ziering), a surfer dude who's worried about his estranged wife April (Reid) and their two grown children (Peeples and Hittinger). So he grabs his best buddy Baz (Simmons), the tough-girl barmaid Nova (Scerbo) and a local drunk (Heard) and they charge to the rescue. After a series of outrageous adventures, they come up with a crazy plan to save the city.

Mashing together every disaster movie cliche imaginable, along with nonstop amusing Jaws references and L.A. in-jokes, the film isn't nearly as stupid as it looks. And it looks really stupid. There isn't a single sequence that makes a bit of logical sense due to the dirt-cheap production values and clunky digital effects. Every now and then, the filmmakers edit in a documentary shot of actual sharks swimming just to remind us what they look like, as opposed to the clumsy rubber and digital variety that fills the screen.

Continue reading: Sharknado Review

Runner Runner Review


Terrible

Clearly something went horribly wrong as this thriller was being made, because despite a solid cast, gorgeous locations and an intriguing premise, the film is an incoherent mess. Sure, it looks achingly cool, but there isn't a single moment when the characters' motivations make any sense. And there's never a hint of suspense or danger.

It doesn't help that the set-up revolves around two of the least cinematic things on earth: finances and computers. Timberlake plays Princeton grad student Richie, who runs a gambling website to pay his tuition but loses his savings when another site cheats him. So he heads to Costa Rica to confront the online casino boss Ivan (Affleck). Impressed with his initiative, Ivan offers him a job, and soon Richie has more cash than he can possibly spend. But for some reason, all he wants is Ivan's colleague-girlfriend Rebecca (Arterton). Then a nosey FBI agent (Mackie) forces Richie to help him take Ivan down.

Director Fuhrman showed considerable promise with another renegade loner in The Lincoln Lawyer, but this film simply refuses to fill in enough of the gaps. Nothing that happens here is remotely convincing, as the characters are continually thrust into half-developed scenarios. Perhaps there's a more coherent longer version out there, because this one feels like it was edited with a machete. Even as a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed, this story has nothing relevant to say.

Continue reading: Runner Runner Review

Sharknado Sequel: A Title Is Chosen, More Sharks Are Coming


Tara Reid Ian Ziering John Heard

It's Shark Week ladies and gents and what better way to celebrate than unveil the announcement of the movie title we've all been waiting for. Sharknado, the film that visualised the inconceivable horror of sharks, AKA the shredders of the sea, taking to air and land as a hurricane rages through a waterlogged Los Angeles, will be reincarnated in a sequel.

Tara Reid Ian Ziering
Tara Reid & Ian Ziering Lived The Horror Of Sharks On Land.

Starring shark defenders Tara Reid and Ian Ziering, Sharknado saw sharks blasted in their droves out of drains, they flew in their gnashing swarms through the stormy air and swam craftily through the underwater streets of LA with one thing on their mind. Blood...and reviews so bad the acid burned through the words. The internet's reaction ranged from "woah, sharks!" to nervous disparagement that was thinly veiled behind the "LOLZ." However, one chilling question gripped everyone's minds. Could there possibly be...more sharks?

Continue reading: Sharknado Sequel: A Title Is Chosen, More Sharks Are Coming

Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's "Sharknado"

John Heard and Guest - Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's "Sharknado" - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 3rd August 2013

John Heard and Guest
John Heard
John Heard
John Heard
John Heard
John Heard

Will Tara Reid Feature In Sharknado 2?


Tara Reid Cassie Scerbo Ian Ziering John Heard

It seems unlikely Tara Reid will be reprising her role in a Sharknado sequel. Sources close to the show's producers have said they are not interested in having the 37-year-old actress return. 

Tara Reid
Tara Reid at the L.A. premiere of Fast and Furious 6.

Reid said, shortly after Sharknado aired, that she would be happy to be involved in any follow up project. However, TMZ revealed over the weekend, Reid was not involved in talks with Sharknado's production company Asylum. 

Continue reading: Will Tara Reid Feature In Sharknado 2?

Sharknado Fans Are "Clamouring For A Sequel" And SyFy Will Oblige


Ian Ziering Cassie Scerbo Tara Reid John Heard

A sequel to SyFy's Sharknado has been given the go-ahead by the network's producers. Sharknado aired on SyFy last Thursday (11th July). It was hugely popular attracting an audience of 1.4 million and received thousands of Twitter comments.

Ian Ziering
Ian Ziering at 'Veronic Voices', an event held at Jubilee Theater, Las Vegas.

Advertisements for the TV movie simply read: 'Sharknado - Enough Said'. Producers have asked viewers to Tweet in their suggestions for a Sharknado sequel title. As the film will be set in New York (the first was set in L.A.), two suggestions have been 'Sharknado 2: Sharks And The City' or 'Sharknado 2: Taking A Bite Out Of The Big Apple'

Continue reading: Sharknado Fans Are "Clamouring For A Sequel" And SyFy Will Oblige

Tara Reid Would Be Happy To Star In 'Sharknado 2'


Tara Reid Cassie Scerbo John Heard Ian Ziering

Tara Reid has announced she wouldn't reject the idea of featuring in a sequel of the film.  She said in an interview aired after the Sharknado's premiere on Thursday: "why not?" She went on to say the film is "so funny it's almost like a cult classic".

Tara Reid
Tara Reid at the premiere of Fast And The Furious 6 in L.A.

Sharknado attracted an audience of 1.4 million viewers who tuned into SyFy on Thursday 11th July. The film does exactly what it says on the tin: with Sharks being swept up by a tornado and dropped on Los Angeles. 

Continue reading: Tara Reid Would Be Happy To Star In 'Sharknado 2'

The Deal (2005) Review


Grim
It's an old adage that you "write what you know," which is very much the case here. First-time screenwriter Ruth Epstein is a 9-year veteran investment banker with Wall Street's Goldman Sachs. As a legal and financial negotiator, she knows mergers backwards. What she trips up on is translating the language of high stakes finance into intelligible drama.

Most of us couldn't tell the difference between a back-end hedge and a backhoe. So, when Delaney & Strong's hot shot investment banker Tom Grover (Christian Slater) is asked to manage a Russian oil company called Black Star in a $20 billion sale to Condor Oil & Gas, the technical details are about as clear as, well... a barrel of crude.

Continue reading: The Deal (2005) Review

The Great Debaters Review


Weak
Told with the against-all-odds mentality reserved for most underdog tales, Denzel Washington's The Great Debaters -- inspired by a true story -- recounts how a plucky debate team from all-black Wiley College systematically defeated anyone who dared oppose them until they earned an impossible title shot against the scholars of Harvard University.

Washington, who also directs, plays Melvin Tolson, a hard-nosed instructor who, in 1935, coaches his co-ed team through racially motivated obstacles while simultaneously protecting a secret that threatens to derail his team's historic run. A self-righteous leader, Tolson fills his vessels with the knowledge that a proper education is their lone ticket to a balanced life. The school's president, played with stubborn dignity by Forest Whitaker, echoes this credo in quiet scenes with his son, who happens to be on Tolson's team. "We do what we have to do," the educator exclaims, "so we can do what we want to do." Part of Tolson's method is to drill mantras into his debaters' skulls. The judge is God. Their opponents do not matter. And the only way they will succeed is by telling the truth.

Continue reading: The Great Debaters Review

Sweet Land Review


OK
There are slow movies, and there is Sweet Land. Glacial in pace, the film's plodding plotting is purposeful: This is a lazy love story set in unhurried times (post-World War I Minnesota), when the only things one had to worry about were the bank foreclosing on the family farm and keeping those nasty, unprincipaled Germans out of the region.

In a vaguely present time, we meet old Inge (Lois Smith), mourning the dealth of husband Olaf. After much wringing of hands, she remembers back to the time of their meeting in 1920. Fresh of the boat from Deutschland, young Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) is picked up as a mail-order bride by young Olaf (Tim Guinee) and best pal Frandsen (Alan Cumming), and they head straight to the church to get married. When the preacher (John Heard) finds out she's German, he refuses to marry them. This becomes the central conflict of the film: Inge is shunned in town, can't return home, and can't live with Olaf out of wedlock (darn society!!!). They're soon both outcasts, and harvest time approaches...

Continue reading: Sweet Land Review

187 Review


Weak
Stand and Deliver with attitude. And not much else. If you learn anything from 187 it should be this: Don't become a teacher. And if you chain your dog up outside, make sure the chain is shorter than the distance to the fence.

Continue reading: 187 Review

Home Alone Review


Weak
Back in 1990, Home Alone was a movie sensation. Believe it or not, it earned more than $285 million during its theatrical release, more than Monsters, Inc., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Incredibles.

While those films will surely endure, Home Alone has since turned into the butt of numerous jokes. (Literally: It's used as a fabulous gag in an episode of Kids in the Hall during with Scott Thompson is asked to watch a movie by his boss. His response: "Home Alone???" Turns out it's a porn tape starring Thompson.) Indeed, Home Alone is now the fallback film for anyone looking to pinpoint the decline of cinema as art.

Continue reading: Home Alone Review

The Milagro Beanfield War Review


Excellent
Who'd of thought that a battle over water rights would make for such an interesting tale? This small movie, Robert Redford's second directorial endeavor after Ordinary People, is surprisingly watchable and gripping, despite a terrible title and a setup that would have mainstream audiences running for the exits. In a tiny New Mexico town, a huge resort development is getting underway, and the locals are getting trampled underfoot. But not Joe Mondragon (Chick Vennera, the spitting image of Bruno Kirby), who diverts water from the resort project onto his small bean field. Naturally, the titular war develops: Corporate America vs. the little guy -- with the media thrown in for a kick. Surprisingly lively stuff, full of local character, fun performances, and a plot that builds up steam faster than you'd think. It's Jean de Florette, Western style, and the kind of movie John Sayles wishes he could make.
John Heard

John Heard Quick Links

News Pictures Film RSS
Advertisement

Occupation

Actor


Suggested

Trumbo - Review

Trumbo - Review

In 1947, Dalton (Bryan Cranston) is the film industry's top-paid screenwriter, so of course the House Un-American Activities Commission goes after...

Sir Elton John Surprises London Commuters With Early Morning St. Pancras Performance

Sir Elton John Surprises London Commuters With Early Morning St. Pancras Performance

Sir Elton's new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night', came out the next day.

Coldplay And Beyonce's 'Hymn For The Weekend' Video Accused Of Cultural Insensitivity

Coldplay And Beyonce's 'Hymn For The Weekend' Video Accused Of Cultural Insensitivity

The video for 'Hymn For the Weekend' was filmed in Mumbai, India.

Advertisement
Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc "Couldn't Believe" The Response To His 'Top Gear' Appointment

LeBlanc was announced as one of Chris Evans' co-hosts on the brand new 'Top Gear' on Thursday.

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

New York trio Fun Lovin' Criminals first made an impact back in 1996 with the release of their since acclaimed debut LP Come Find Yourself.

Goosebumps - Review

Goosebumps - Review

This lively romp is entertaining enough to amuse the audience even when it veers off the rails.

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.