Elijah Jordan Wood - Performer For Our Time

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

DAY Zero is Elijah Wood's Best Performance to Date

( complete discussion, link here ) It’s 30 days before DAY ZERO, when three friends are to be drafted into the army during the raging war in Iraq. They react to the news and somehow come to terms with reality. On this simple (even thin) premise, Brian Cole crafts a well balanced 90 minutes, which... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Elijah Wood - Chain of Fools (2000) - Review

SPOILER ALERT Chain of Fools? Comedy of Errors? Hard to say, except this extremely entertaining farce with a stellar cast and intelligent script engages the viewer at every turn. No lulls—no dry spots. Unfortunately, there’s no heavy themes as well—except a thread that life is worth living and it... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Elijah Wood - Huck Finn (1993) - Synopsis

Spoiler Alert True to what has been dubbed—The Great American Novel, the Disney version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opens with the famous narrative voiced over by Huck (Elijah Wood) telling us that the story is mainly true with a few stretchers. (Although it omits any reference to Tom... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 9, 2006

Elijah Wood - Green Street Hooligans - Performance as "Matt Buckner"

Spoiler Alert After playing a mute cannibal in Sin City and a geeky wraith in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Elijah Wood steps once again before the cameras, full faced and full bodied in one of his best performances ever as Matt Buckner. Looking back at all of Elwood’s many, many films,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Elijah Wood - Greenstreet Hooligans - Synopsis

BIG TIME SPOILER ALERT (Greenstreet Hooiligans comes to DVD on June 14, 2006- Get it) Like two tribal villages meeting at the edge of their territories, Green Street Hooligans opens in the London Underground with the Green Street Elite football firm shouting taunts at a rival firm, the Yids, much... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Green Street Hooligans - Review - Elijah Wood's New Riveting Kick-ass Film

(On DVD in the US - June 14) Touted in the United States as the Film Hollywood doesn’t want you to see, Green Street Hooligans crept into six theaters on September 9th and posted a weekend of gross of $48,000, that is about $7,000 per site, which Hollywood would not have believed, considering the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Elijah Wood - Ash Wednesday - Review

Ash Wednesday is a dark movie with a prosaic plot line and a simple theme. But like many simple things, there are layers of complexity in the fabric of this film—mostly from the sturdy script and the superlative character acting. The viewer is given a New York texture—the old neighborhood, even if... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Elijah Wood - Ash Wednesday - Performance as Sean Sullivan

SPOILER ALERT Sean Sullivan is one of the more complex roles characterized by Elijah Wood. Seminal to the story of Ash Wednesday, one could say the film was about Sean. The plot pivots around his choices—the choice to prevent his brother’s death—the choice to return to the neighborhood despite the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Elijah Wood - Ash Wednesday (2001) - Synopsis

SPOILER ALERT It’s Ash Wednesday, 1980 New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen at night in a bar. The prolog has members of the Moran Gang planning to hit Francis Sullivan, son of John Sullivan, the right hand exterminator for Whitey, the neighborhood’s Irish godfather. Unknown to them, Francis’ younger... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Elijah Wood - Oliver Twist (1997) - Trivia and Notes

Here are some interesting notes about Oliver Twist which have appeared in various trivia questions on Internet boards or could well appear. The Artful Dodger is one of three classical literary roles that Elijah Wood has created, the others being Huck Finn and Frodo Baggins. Oliver Twist was made for... Sign in to see full entry.

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