RIP John Heard (1945-2017) - The talented character actor best remembered as Peter Mcallister, Macaulay Culkin’s father in the Home Alone franchise (1990-1992) died yesterday. Before the successful two films, he had a solid career as a leading man and supporting actor in films like Between the Lines (1977), the mini-series The Scarlet Letter (1979), Heart Beat (1980), Cat People (1982), C.H.U.D. (1984), Scorsese’s After Hours (1985), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Big (1988), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Betrayed (1988), Beaches (1988), The Package (1989), Awakenings (1990), Rambling Rose (1991), Deceived (1991), Radio Flyer (1992) and his great turn as a disabled war veteran who helps his friend Jeff Bridges to solve a crime in Cutter’s Way (1981), one of his most acclaimed roles. His posterior credits include
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (1992), The Pelican Brief (1993), In the Line of Fire (1993), My Fellow Americans (1996), Before and After (1996), Snake Eyes (1998), Pollock (2000), Animal Factory (2000), O (2001), White Chicks (2004), The Great Debaters
(2007), Too Big to Fail (2008), Warren (2014)
and five new projects in post-production in 2017. TV appaearances include The Client, Jack & Bobby, Entourage, Prison Break, CSI: Miami, and as detective Makazian in The Sopranos, which earned him an EMMY nomination as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
“You tell yourself it’s love, but it isn’t. It’s blood– death!”
A strange remake of a classic in horror. The trailer is great in projecting the mystique and atmosphere of the movie though. Sadly, Malcolm McDowell gets more time in this advertisement than he does in the movie itself as does David Bowie’s badass “Putting Out the Fire With Gasoline.” Alas!