What is your favourite Rory Cochrane role?

Rory Cochrane is a New York born actor who seems to have made a career out of being the supporting character you almost recognise. Looking through his 30 credits on the IMDB he nearly always comes just after the bigger known star and apart from his time on CSI Miami we see a range of different films. Today I am going to look at some of these roles and I ask you to pick your favourite one of his.

Fathers & Sons (1992)father sons

Opposite Jeff Goldblum A beach runner and bookworm (Goldblum) has difficulty communicating with his son. He meets a psychic on a pier at the beach and soon his world turns topsy-turvy with a serial killer coming between him and his son. The ensuing E.S.P. experiences and danger bond father and son.

Dazed and Confused (1993)dazed

This is Richard Linklater high school comedy that has stars of the future all over it.

Love and a .45 (1994)45

This time with Renee Zellweger, Watty has made a living out of robbing convenience stores, but after one of these job turned into murder by his partner, the psychopath Billy Mack, he is on the run with his fiancé Starlene and with both Billy Mack, the police and some loansharks on his trail. Their plan is to go to Mexico but before they do that they want to get married and visit Starlenes parents.

Empire Records (1995)records

The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

The Low Life (1995)lowlife

One of his first lead roles was in this film, John came to Hollywood to get that one big break in life. Years have passed since and all he has to show for are a menial job, unpaid bills and airhead friends and he’s getting sick of it all. Is there a way out of this downward spiral?

Black and White (1999)black white

Chris O’Brien, devote Catholic and rookie cop with LAPD, is assigned to partner with the hard-edged, street-smart Nora Hugosian. A serial killer is loose, and all the victims are low-life guys whom Nora has dealt with. So, when the tire tracks of a police car are found at a murder scene, she’s the prime suspect of internal affairs investigator Simon Hertzel. Chris and Nora start an affair, but meanwhile he has suspicions about her. Should he start his own investigation, which would be an act of betrayal, or trust her, as his partner and his lover? When a witness i.d.’s Nora’s former partner, Michael Clemence, as the killer, Nora gives Mike an alibi, and things get complicated.

Right at Your Door (2006)door

A dirty bomb goes off in Los Angeles, jamming freeways and spreading a toxic cloud. This is easily my favourite of all his films and it really is a film that will shock you.

A Scanner Darkly (2006)darkley

Re-teaming with Richard Linklater here for a film that really does stand out as one of a kind. An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.

Tim Speedle – CSI Miami (2002-2007)miami

It what would easily be his most known role this was the hit crime drama set in Miami.

Greg Seaton – 24 (2009)24

Part of Day 7 in the every so popular television show Greg is a supporting character who ends up getting involved in Jack’s day.

Bring up Bobby (2011)bobby

A con artist moves her son to a conservative neighborhood in Oklahoma in an effort to build a better future, but it doesn’t take long for her past to catch up with her, and for her son’s behavior to cause problems of its own.

Oculus (2013)oculus

In what was a very unusual horror film we follow A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

We have also had supporting roles in

  • Parkland
  • Argo
  • Public Enemies
  • Hart’s War
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What is your Favourite James Wan Film?

What’s your favourite is back and today we are going to see what your favourite James Wan film is. James has made himself the king of the horror film with three of the best rated horror films in recent years. The question remains which is your favourite of his films.

Stygian (2000)

Jamie and Melinda, a young couple find themselves trapped in another world known as Exile. Jamie must seek out Melinda in this new world.

Saw (2004)saw

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Dead Silence (2007)silence

A widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife’s murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Death Sentence (2007)death

Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.

Insidious (2010)insidous

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

The Conjuring (2013)conjuring

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)insidious 2

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

What is your Favourite Ellen Page Role?

I have decided to start a new feature and this one will require every single readers opinion. I am going to look at as many roles that certain stars have had and you have to pick your favourite role.

The first star of this idea is Ellen Page, this is part of my Ellen Page weekend. This Canadian born actress is actually the same age as me 28, in those years she has starred in 44 roles and has been nominated for an Oscar. Ellen made her first appearance on screen in 1997 in Pit Pony.

Time to look at the better known roles slightly closer:

Hayley Stark – Hard Candy (2005)hayley

Hayley is the teenage paedophile exposer who targets them online by making it seem like she is interested in them before the tables are turned and she is the one who is hunting them and putting them through torturous scenes.

Sherry – Mouth to Mouth (2005)mouth to mouth

An adventurous coming-of-age story that follows young rebellious Sherry through Europe as she loses her illusions, virginity and lip ring.

Kitty Pryde – X-Men Last Stand & Days of Futures Past (2006, 2014)xmen

Part of the mutants fighting on the good side of the battle, in Last Stand it is very much a small supporting role of the girl who can run through walls, while in Days of Futures Past she is the one who sends Wolverine back in time with her abilities.

Tracey Berkowitz – The Tracey Fragments (2007)tracey

This is one I haven’t seen but it does sound very interesting. Tracey Berkowitz, 15, a self-described normal girl, loses her 9-year old brother, Sonny. In flashbacks and fragments, we meet her overbearing parents and the sweet, clueless Sonny. We watch Tracey navigate high school, friendless, picked on and teased. She develops a thing for Billy Zero, a new student, imagining he’s her boyfriend. We see the day she loses Sonny and we watch her try to find him. In bits and pieces, we see what leads up to her riding in the back of a city bus wrapped in a shower curtain. Coming of age, or just surviving?

Juno – Juno (2007)juno

This is the Oscar nominated role and was the surprise hit of the year of release, the story follows a high school student who becomes pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption.

Bliss Cavendar – Whip It (2009)whip

Bliss enters into the world of the roller derby in what is a drama about finding your place to fit in when nowhere seems to work.

Maggie – Peacock (2010)peacock

I don’t know much about this film but again it does sound very interesting. A train accident in rural Nebraska gradually unveils a mystery involving the town’s bank clerk.

Ariadne – Inception (2010)inception

It would be fair to say this is easily her biggest film to date, as we follow her character get bought into the dream invading underground to pull off one of the biggest jobs Cobb has ever achieved.

Libby/Boltie – Super (2010)super

In this indie comedy we follow an everyday man who decides to fight crime Libby becomes his sidekick and adds to the comedy before one of the most shocking moments of the young actresses career.

Izzy – The East (2013)east

After taking a few steps back from the spotlight Ellen started doing small projects in supporting roles, this time she is part of an eco-activists who want to take down all of the problems in the world.

Jodie Holmes – Beyond Two Souls (Video Game) (2013)souls

Ellen took a chance by being part of a video game here and it was one of the best cinematic experiences in gaming even if it wasn’t the most popular game.

With this selection which would you pick as your favourite Ellen Page Role or did I miss one that you enjoyed?