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Friday, April 27, 2012

THE RAVEN Review

By Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com John Cusack is trying to get the conversation focused toward his new movie, "The Raven," which opens Friday. But every interview recently has been about his role as kickboxing average student Lloyd Dobler, who falls in love more
ESPN (blog) ( 4/27/2012 5:54:01 AM -08:00 )

Review: The Raven
A loopy and violent literary mystery that supposes that Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) helped chase down a serial killer who used Poe's stories -- a pit, a pendulum, a telltale heart -- as his inspiration. The result seems as unhinged as the killer. more
Canada.com ( 4/27/2012 4:56:29 AM -08:00 )

Tell-tale signs of a flaccid movie afflict 'The Raven'
Tell-tale signs of a flaccid movie afflict By Stephen Whitty/The Star-Ledger During the whole of a dull, dark and soundless day in the springtime of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone through a particularly dreary stretch of midtown when I more
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com ( 4/27/2012 4:25:00 AM -08:00 )

Movie review: Quoth The Raven, 'Nevermore'
By Jay Stone, Postmedia News April 27, 2012 8:05 AM John Cusack's Edgar Allen Poe gives The Raven an air of grim absurdity in this half-insane homage. There's a scene in the unhinged Edgar Allan Poe thriller The Raven — and it's not too soon, more
Ottawa Citizen ( 4/27/2012 4:10:32 AM -08:00 )

Friday Flicks: Does The Raven Take Flight?
By Glen Levy | @glenjl | April 27, 2012 | + Tagline: The only one who can stop a serial killer is the one who inspired him. The influence of Edgar Allen Poe can't be understated: his legacy pervades the horror genre, as do films about him. more
TIME ( 4/27/2012 4:00:58 AM -08:00 )

Gloomily quoth The Raven's critic: No, no, nevermore
Gloomily quoth The RavenJohn Cusack portrays Edgar Allan Poe and Alice Eve portrays Emily Hamilton in the gothic thriller The Raven, which opens today across Nova Scotia. (LARRY HORRICKS / Relativity Media) It is widely known that on Oct. 3, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found more
TheChronicleHerald.ca ( 4/27/2012 1:39:36 AM -08:00 )

'The Raven' doesn't fly
By RENE RODRIGUEZ For a good hour or so, "The Raven" is gruesome, ludicrous fun. Then it's just ludicrous. This speculative work of horror takes the mysterious events surrounding the death of Edgar Allan Poe - who died Oct. 7, 1849, of unknown causes more
Kansas City Star ( 4/27/2012 12:17:55 AM -08:00 )

'The Raven': Poe himself could have done better
By Gary Thompson The Raven opens with Edgar Allan Poe near death on a Baltimore park bench, which conforms to what historians know about the writer's final moments. Circumstances surrounding Poe's death remain a mystery, but The Raven offers its more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 4/26/2012 11:12:40 PM -08:00 )

'The Raven' review: Cusack inspired, movie isn't
The Raven ALERT VIEWER Thriller. Starring John Cusack, Alice Eve and Luke Evans. Directed by James McTeigue. (R. 111 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.) "The Raven" has John Cusack, and it has Edgar Allan Poe. It has other things not quite as good. more
San Francisco Chronicle ( 4/26/2012 11:09:28 PM -08:00 )

Review: 'The Raven' has Cusack's Poe swinging like a pendulum
In 'The Raven,' John Cusack's Edgar Allan Poe is alternately raving mad and soberly brilliant as he tracks a killer. If only the filmmakers could equal Poe's prose. By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic "The Raven"stars John Cusack in a more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/26/2012 8:13:28 PM -08:00 )

Wasted poe-tential
By Jim Slotek, QMI Agency It's ironic Robert Downey Jr. was once attached to the role of Edgar Allan Poe in the pseudo-slasher film The Raven before John Cusack was cast. That's because Cusack and The Raven do to Poe what Downey did to Sherlock Holmes. more
London Free Press ( 4/26/2012 8:11:39 PM -08:00 )

The Raven: Too much gore and too little wit
The Raven: Too much gore and too little witA serial-killer flick with literary pretensions, The Raven is based on the premise that author Edgar Allen Poe (a hammy John Cusack) spent the last days of his life solving a series of serial murders, before he was found incoherent in the Baltimore more
Globe and Mail ( 4/26/2012 8:01:03 PM -08:00 )

Edgar Allan Poe fans will Rue watching John Cusack's 'Raven'
By James Verniere “The Raven” Rated R. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters.: C+ Boston-born Edgar Allan Poe meets “Se7en” in “The Raven,” a serial killer thriller set in 1849 Baltimore and conspicuously lacking more
Boston Herald ( 4/26/2012 8:00:41 PM -08:00 )

Say 'nevermore' to 'The Raven'
By TheWrap.com "Nevermore" is precisely what filmgoers will be vowing after sitting through "The Raven," a trumped-up bit of gothic malarkey that proposes to show what the melancholy author was up to during his last few days. more
msnbc.com ( 4/26/2012 4:49:05 PM -08:00 )

John Cusack, 'The Raven': 'Poe Is Not A Mind You Want To Stay In Year Round'
In “The Raven,” which opens nationwide on April 27, John Cusack stars as a fictionalized version of Edgar Allan Poe. And in this big-screen extravaganza, directed by James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”), Poe isn't just the famous – and famously sozzled more
Huffington Post ( 4/26/2012 3:33:08 PM -08:00 )

'The Raven,' With John Cusack, Directed by James McTeigue
Edgar Allan Poe died in Baltimore in October 1849, by most accounts in a state of dissipation and despair. “The Raven,” a new movie directed by James McTeigue (“V for Vendetta”; “Ninja Assassin”), differs from most accounts by imagining Poe in his more
New York Times ( 4/26/2012 3:20:21 PM -08:00 )

See 'The Raven' for John Cusack's performance
See By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY By Larry Horricks, Relativity Media By Larry Horricks, Relativity Media But this many-feathered animal (rated R; opens Friday nationwide; **½ out of four) occasionally soars before it crash-lands. more
USA TODAY ( 4/26/2012 3:04:45 PM -08:00 )

Review: The Raven Has Creep Appeal
John Cusack makes a great Edgar Allen Poe. From the beginning of this masterfully executed thriller directed by a deft James McTeigue, suspense grips you. The somber sets and lavish costumes add intrigue to this period piece set in 19th century more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 4/26/2012 2:45:22 PM -08:00 )

Can you match reader's poetic review of John Cusack film The Raven?
Herald reader Jeff Warner was inspired to write this poetic review of the new John Cusack film The Raven, based (loosely, very loosely) on the work of macabre master Edgar Allen Poe. Do you have a poetic review of a movie to share? more
Calgary Herald ( 4/26/2012 2:11:48 PM -08:00 )

A Minute With: John Cusack on Poe and 'The Raven'
When dark, gothic thriller 'The Raven' debuts in US theatres today (Friday), it will mark the return of actor John Cusack to more serious roles from recent forays into comedy with 'Hot Tub Time Machine' and the sci-fi adventure in '2012'. more
Pakistan Daily Times ( 4/26/2012 1:51:11 PM -08:00 )