Jared Harris


If we’re being honest, then you know that the Hollywood lore that’s sprung up over the making of 1982’s Poltergeist is far more interesting than the actual movie Poltergeist. From the question of Steven Spielberg Vs Tobe Hooper: “Who really directed it?” to the supposed “curse” that reputedly killed several cast members, including its young star Heather O’Rourke, the making of Poltergeist is a story far more compelling than the simple haunted house tale starring Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams. It would have been a fascinating post-modernist twist if they remade Poltergeist as a behind-the-scenes dramatization of the E! True Hollywood Story of the original’s production, but instead they slapped together a version that’s a weak tea variation of the original. (more…)


From Brad Pitt to Daniel Day-Lewis, now….Jared Harris? An interesting pool to select from for Professor Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2.  However, recently the final decision has been made and it will be Harris.  Currently on Mad Men, Harris will be going from the small screen to the big screen to play Holmes’ nemesis.  Moriarty is a truly fascinating character in the books by  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The only problem with the movie character is that he is more behind the scenes in the books, more like the “puppeteer” of the criminal masterminds of London.  It seems that it will be a daunting task to bring this character to the forefront on the screen and make him engaging.  Now this guy certainly looks like he can play the whole “I’m a cruel evil guy” part, but what do you guys think?