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Alex de la Iglesia frames a Hobbit for the OXFORD MURDERS!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here! If you do not know the name Alex de la Iglesia, get thee hence to your netflix account and search out DAY OF THE BEAST (Dia de la Bestia) - for you horror/comedy/cult/weird fans, CRIMEN FERPECTO for you dark comedy fans, 800 BALAS (800 Bullets) for you coming of age/western fans and ACCION MUTANTE for anyone that loves bizarre, fucked up cinema. It's a celebration whenever Iglesia has a new movie in the works and his next flick sounds great. It's called OXFORD MURDERS and it looks like a murder mystery/suspense flick about murders on the campus at Oxford. A student is intrigued by this murder and ends up trying to figure it out under the tutelage of a Sherlock Holmes type that uses logic and math to solve the mystery. Elijah Wood has just been cast as the student, joining John Hurt who will, presumably, be playing the Holmes type. Can't wait to see John Hurt in an Iglesia world! This movie is one of my most anticipated films in production!


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  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    First!

    by kinghenryVIII

    Bitches!

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Am I a no life lurker or what?

    by kinghenryVIII

    Gotta get back to work but this is addictive.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    yes, kinghenry.

    by moondoggy2u

    yes you are.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    ELIJAH WOOD GOTTA EAT

    by Pound Sand

    This isn't the sequel to Oxford Blues is it? Because Rob Lowe gotta eat too.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:37 p.m. CST

    JOHN HURT GOTTA EAT

    by Pound Sand

    He was great as "voice" in The Tigger Movie.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Rob Lowe gotta eat - I love it!

    by kinghenryVIII

    Oh God. Pound Sand, that's cracking me up and I don't know why.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Wood & Hurt?

    by RenoNevada2000

    This makes de la Iglesia's first film in English then. I hope he's brushed up in the three years since I met him.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 2:50 p.m. CST

    The Harry Potter World intersects with the LOTR World

    by holidill

    Throw a Sherlock Holmes type in there and you have a cool sounding movie for Geeks who love to read. This does sound good.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    JOHN HURT!!!

    by Thomas Cromwell

    One of the best British actors around! Saw him in Rob Roy (the film that Braveheart could have been) the other day as he stole the show as the evil Montrose yet never once overact. Pure class.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    You forgot La Comunidad!

    by DerLanghaarige

    For The people who wanna see the best Hitchcock-hommage ever!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    And Perdita Durango!

    by DerLanghaarige

    Better than all Tarantino-films TOGETHER!!!

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    They don't have Day of the Beast

    by CherryValance

    Don't ask me why I followed orders and went right to my Netflix queue, but it's got one of those "save" buttons. I queued Accion Mutante. It better be good.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 5:08 p.m. CST

    They should make Caleb carr's The Alienist into a movie

    by kinghenryVIII

    That was a good read - turn of century serial killer book. The follow up - The Angel of Darkness was a let down but ....

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Sherlock Holmes indeed

    by LordMadhammer

    "It's called OXFORD MURDERS and it looks like a murder mystery/suspense flick about murders on the campus at Oxford."

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 7:30 p.m. CST

    day of the beast

    by BadMrWonka

    is good fun. very weird. Cherry Valance, look it up under it's spanish title, that might work. El Día de la bestia. <br><br> I actually met De la Iglesia at the Seattle International Film Festival a couple years back, and he was a riot. he LOVES to chat with people about movies and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of cult horror movies. he was overly gracious with me and my fellow film student geek friends, talked to us for hours, even after his publicist tried to whisk him away 3 times. <br><br>this one looks good...I love logic and math! nerd up, Frodo!

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Iglesia is Del Toro minus fanboyitis...

    by genro

    He is the hombre.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Alex de la Iglesia

    by FlyingGuillotine

    I'm a huge fan. This guy's brilliant. I love Crimen Ferpecto. Can't wait for this one.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 8:12 p.m. CST

    So...

    by Schnorbitz

    ...will the detective in Oxford drive a classic car, like real ale and listen to opera?

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 9:53 p.m. CST

    DAY OF THE BEAST (Dia de la Bestia)

    by Donnie_Drunko

    Is listed under the SAVE section as in not available at this time at netflix sadly. Johnny Got His Gun has been sitting in the SAVE section for a good Light Year.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 10:36 p.m. CST

    What campus?

    by ElPaw

    Oxford is collegiate, not campus based.

  • Dec. 27, 2006, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Jan 22

    by ElPaw

    is Monday of 1st week HT, and shooting will take place for 9 weeks (the term lasts 8 weeks) - i wonder what college they'll be shooting at - hopefully ChCh

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 4:22 a.m. CST

    ElPaw

    by monkeyd

    Hopefully Merton ;) They shot Iris there, and I saw a shot in "The New World" done in Merton Street. I'll concede you Harry Potter though.

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Me parece bien pero...

    by CuervoJones

    ¿no será una inocentada?

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    El Paw

    by board shitlez

    You know ch ch ? Went there. I hear they've been prowling around Turl Street filming Northern Lights - sorry, Golden Compass.

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    TOO SILVER!

    by Wasserman

    that is all.

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    CRIMEN FERPECTO

    by RetroActive

    was hilarious.

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Hopefully Oxford wil be better represented

    by ElPaw

    than in Val Kilmer 2.

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    Of Course I mean Van Wilder...

    by ElPaw

    duh

  • Dec. 28, 2006, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Hmm, ya know....

    by Jaka

    ...I just don't enjoy most foreign films. I wish I could, but not understanding the language, being forced to read subtitles, it just doesn't work for me. Not enjoyable at all. And I've tried - for 25 years. Just can't do it.

  • Dec. 29, 2006, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Who is this Elijah Wood...

    by datachasm

    ... i keep hearing about?

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