Alan Cumming

‘Strange Magic’ Review: Strange? Yes. Magic? Not So Much.

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by Matt Singer January 22, 2015 @ 1:02 PM
Touchstone
Before he was George Lucas, the guy who changed blockbusters forever with ‘Star Wars,’ he was George Lucas, the guy who changed the way Hollywood used pop music with ‘American Graffiti.’ Though ‘Graffiti’ is maybe Lucas’ seventh most-famous movie, it was hugely influential in its day, and its massive grosses inspired so many imitators it essentially invented a new sub-genre: the radio-hit-scored ensemble coming-of-age movie. 40 years after creating that concept, Lucas returns to destroy it with ‘Strange Magic,’ a high-tech, low-brow update of that formula, with computer-generated fairies and bugs pining after one another over a soundtrack of classic pop songs.

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Bringing Back Alan Cumming's Nightcrawler?

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by Nick Romano March 12, 2013 @ 8:35 AM
20th Century Fox
The cast for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' seems to be growing by the hour. Not only is Bryan Singer coming back to direct his third 'X-Men' movie, but many characters from the original trilogy are returning to join the new crop from 'First Class'. But what about one of the fan favorites -- Alan Cumming (Nightcrawler)?