Thursday, 28 February 2008

New Lost promotional pictures (with Desmond)!

I got this official ABC promotional picture for this week's Desmond heavy (Henry Ian Cusick) episode of Lost. The episode called The Constant will feature a Desmond flash forward.

Photo from the Lost Spoilers Blog

David Tennant presenting at the Brit Awards

Here's a clip of David Tennant presenting at last week's Brit Awards if you missed it, or in case anyone outside of the UK didn't get to see it. Thank goodness for youtube.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Ewan McGregor fans!

I got this directly from beonscreenUK:

"Ewan McGregor Fans Needed For Awards Show

What's your favourite film starring Ewan McGregor? What makes Ewan such
a great actor?

We're looking for Ewan McGregor fans and film buffs to pay their own
tributes to Ewan on the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards 2008 for ITV2.
You'll need to be able to make your own way to London one Sunday in
early March.

Please apply ASAP with one paragraph saying why you'd be great for
this along with your full name and contact phone number."

UK fans can go here to apply. Good luck!

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James McAvoy presenting at the Oscars

For anyone who missed it, or just wants to see it again, here's James McAvoy and a gorgeous Josh Brolin presenting at last night's Oscar ceremony. It's too cute.

Saturday, 23 February 2008

Missed James McAvoy on Jay Leno?

Here's James McAvoy's recent appearance with Jay in case you missed it:

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Kevin McKidd finally gets his due

Despite Journeyman probably, maybe, definitely getting canceled by NBC, lead Scottish actor Kevin McKidd was just nominated for a Saturn Award for best actor in a television series. Gerard Butler was also nominated in the best actor category. Gerard's film 300 leads the nominations with ten nominations in total. Lost, which stars Scottish actor Henry Ian Cusick was also nominated for seven awards in the television categories. The Saturn Awards are handed out by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films.

According to the official site, the show will take place on Tues., June 24, 2008 in Universal City, California. Other films and T.V. shows starring Scottish actors were also nominated, so here are the nominations in the relevant categories:


Best Fantasy Film
Enchanted (Buena Vista)
The Golden Compass (New Line Cinema)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros.)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (Buena Vista)
Spider-Man 3 (Sony)
Stardust (Paramount)

Best Action / Adventure / Thriller Film
3:10 to Yuma (Lionsgate)
300 (Warner Bros.)
The Bourne Ultimatum (Universal)
Live Free or Die Hard (20th Century Fox)
No Country for Old Men (Miramax)
There Will Be Blood (Paramount Vantage)
Zodiac (Paramount)

Best Actor
Gerard Butler (300) (Warner Bros.)
John Cusack (1408) (The Weinstein Co.)
Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) (Paramount Vantage)
Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises) (Focus Features)
Will Smith (I Am Legend) (Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actor
Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) (Miramax)
Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma) (Lionsgate)
James Franco (Spider-Man 3) (Sony)
Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard) (20th Century Fox)
Alan Rickman (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
David Wenham (300) (Warner Bros.)

Best Supporting Actress
Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) (Paramount)
Marcia Gay Harden (The Mist) (The Weinstein Co.)
Lena Headey (300) (Warner Bros.)
Rose McGowan (GrindhousePlanet Terror) (The Weinstein Co.)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Stardust) (Paramount)
Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Alex Etel (The Water Horse) (Sony)
Freddie Highmore (August Rush) (Warner Bros.)
Josh Hutcherson (Bridge to Terabithia) (Buena Vista)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Dakota Blue Richards (The Golden Compass) (New Line Cinema)
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn (The Last Mimzy) (New Line Cinema)

Best Direction
Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Frank Darabont (The Mist) (The Weinstein Co.)
Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum) (Universal)
Sam Raimi (Spider-Man 3) (Sony)
Zack Snyder (300) (Warner Bros.)
David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)

Best Writing
Roger Avary, Neil Gaiman (Beowulf) (Paramount)
Brad Bird (Ratatouille) (Buena Vista)
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) (Miramax)
Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Michael Gordon, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad (300) (Warner Bros.)
John Logan (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)

Best Music
Tyler Bates (300) (Warner Bros.)
Jonny Greenwood (There Will Be Blood) (Paramount Vantage)
Nicholas Hooper (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Mark Mancina (August Rush) (Warner Bros.)
Alan Menken (Enchanted) (Buena Vista)
John Powell (The Bourne Ultimatum) (Universal)

Best Costume
Colleen Atwood (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Ruth Myers (The Golden Compass) (New Line Cinema)
Penny Rose (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) (Buena Vista)
Sammy Sheldon (Stardust) (Paramount)
Jany Temime (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Michael Wilkinson (300) (Warner Bros.)

Best Make-Up
Howard Berger, Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber (GrindhousePlanet Terror) (The Weinstein Co.)
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Davina Lamont (30 Days of Night) (Sony)
Ve Neill, Martin Samuel (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) (Buena Vista)
Peter Owen, Ivana Primorac (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Shaun Smith, Mark Rappaport (300) (Warner Bros.)

Best Special Effects
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Paul Franklin, Greg Butler (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) (Warner Bros.)
Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Russell Earl, John Frazier (Transformers) (DreamWorks SKG / Paramount)
Michael Fink, Bill Westenhofer, Ben Morris, Trevor Wood (The Golden Compass) (New Line Cinema)
John Knoll, Hal Hickel, Charles Gibson, John Frazier (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) (Buena Vista)
Scott Stokdyk, Peter Nofz, Spencer Cook, John R. Frazier (Spider-Man 3) (Sony)
Chris Watts, Grant Freckelton, Derek Wentworth, Daniel Leduc (300) (Warner Bros.)


Best Network Television Series
Heroes (NBC)
Journeyman (NBC)
Lost (ABC)
Pushing Daisies (ABC)
Supernatural (CW)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fox)

Best Presentation on Television
Battlestar Galactica: Razor (SCI FI Channel)
The Company (TNT)
Fallen (ABC Family)
The Family Guy: “Blue Harvest” (Fox)
Masters of Science Fiction (ABC)
Shrek the Halls (ABC)
Tin Man (SCI FI Channel)

Best International Series
Doctor Who (SCI FI Channel)
Torchwood (BBC America)
Meadowlands (aka Cape Wrath) (Showtime)
Jekyll (BBC America)
Life On Mars (BBC America)
Robin Hood (BBC America)

Best Actor in a Television Series
Matt Dallas (Kyle XY) (ABC Family)
Matthew Fox (Lost) (ABC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) (Showtime)
Kevin McKidd (Journeyman) (NBC)
Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) (SCI FI Channel)
Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies) (ABC)

Best Actress in a Television Series

Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) (ABC)
Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) (Fox)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) (CBS)
Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) (TNT)
Evangeline Lily (Lost) (ABC)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) (TNT)

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
Michael Emerson (Lost) (ABC)
Greg Grunberg (Heroes) (NBC)
Josh Holloway (Lost) (ABC)
Erik King (Dexter) (Showtime)
Terry O’Quinn (Lost) (ABC)
Masi Oka (Heroes) (NBC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Jaime Alexander (Kyle XY) (ABC Family)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) (Showtime)
Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) (Fox)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) (ABC)
Jaime Murray (Dexter) (Showtime)
Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) (NBC)


Best Television Series on DVD
Eureka (Season 1) (Universal)
Heroes (Season 1) (Universal)
Hustle (Complete Seasons 2 and 3) (BBC Warner)
Lost (The Complete Third Season) (Buena Vista)
MI:5 (Volumes 4 & 5) (BBC Warner)
Planet Earth: The Complete BBC Series (BBC Warner)


10 – 300
9 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
1 – The Water Horse
1 – Zodiac

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T.V. Guide article features Desmond

Here's an article on Henry Ian Cusick's character Desmond from Lost. The scan is from DarkUFO. Just click on the picture to enlarge it.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

David Tennant to present at the Brit Awards

It has been reported that David Tennant will be a presenter at the 2008 Brit Awards this Wed. Feb. 20. The ceremony airs live at 8:00 pm on ITV1 for lucky viewers in the UK.

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Monday, 18 February 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 2/18: Wyclef

Tu 2/19: Andre Benjamin, Craig Bierko, Melinda Hill

We 2/20: Dario Franchitti, Ziggy Marley

Th 2/21: Don Rickles, Joe Mantegna

Fr 2/22: Fred Willard, Rachel Bilson, Steve Mazan

Sunday, 17 February 2008

New international trailer for Nim's Island

You can check out the new Nim's Island trailer here - it has way more clips of Gerard Butler than the North American trailer. Just scroll down the page a little bit for the international trailer. Enjoy!

In more Gerard Butler news, the release date for his gangster film Rocknrolla has been pushed up four weeks from Oct. 3, 2008 to Oct. 31, 2008. Halloween with Gerard Butler sounds good to me.
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Saturday, 16 February 2008

James McAvoy on Jay Leno and at the Oscars

James is set to be one of Jay's guests on Feb. 21 to promote his upcoming film Penelope. James is also going to be a presenter at this years Oscar ceremony on Feb. 24.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Why John Barrowman is my hero

I found a great ad campaign at the Film Experience Blog that features Torchwood star John Barrowman. According to Towleroad, John recently took part in the ad campaign with gay rights group Stonewall to fight homophobic bullying in schools. Posters will be put in 53 locations in Scotland and in many others locations in parts of England and Wales all in the hopes of raising awareness about bullying and hate crimes.

Free advanced screening passes for Penelope

This website is offering 41 free screenings for 11 films including James McAvoy's upcoming film, Penelope, from Feb. 13 to Feb. 28. The screenings take place in California and Florida and you can go here for more information.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Ewan McGregor's new adventure

Here's a picture I found of Ewan McGregor's ad campaign for Davidoff Adventure at I haven't seen it anywhere else before, so I believe that the picture has just been released. I apologize in advance if I'm wrong. According to Ewan will be appearing in print and television ads to promote the fragrance.

The Davidoff Adventure line includes an aftershave splash, hair and body shampoo, aftershave balm and deodorant stick. The fragrance itself comes in both 100ml and 50ml sized bottles. It should be available this month, but only in some European countries for now.

James McAvoy Breaks Through

James McAvoy may have lost the BAFTA to Daniel Day-Lewis, but the New York Times Magazine shows that James is one of the breakthrough actors of the year. You can watch a video that has a very gorgeous James talking about his early influences. He's featured after fellow British actor Jim Sturgess.

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Sunday, 10 February 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 2/11: Julie Chen, Natasha Bedingfield
Tu 2/12: Susan Sarandon, Bonnie Somerville
We 2/13: Michael Clarke Duncan, Angela Kinsey, North Mississippi Allstars
Th 2/14: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Goldberg, Bebel Gilberto
Fr 2/15: Jeffrey Tambor, Ivana Milicevic, Bobby Miyamoto

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Can James McAvoy win his third BAFTA in a row?

Here's hoping. Luckily it has been confirmed that James McAvoy will be going to the ceremony. The 2008 The British Academy Film Awards ceremony is this Sunday, and if you live in the US, BBC America will air the BAFTAS Sun., Feb. 10th, at 8 pm et/7:30 pm pt, followed by two back-to-back encores. If you live in the US and don't want to know who wins before the show you'll probably want to avoid news or the internet for most of the day. I certainly don't want to know before I can watch the show, so I will not be posting about the winners (or losers) until after the 8 pm show is over.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Desmond's Motivation

There's a really good article on last week's Lost episode that I found. It examines why some of our favorite castaways (including Desmond, played by Henry Ian Cusick) decided to go with Locke and survive, and why others decided to stay with Jack and be rescued. I just hate having to wait for Thursday nights!

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Sean Biggerstaff to appear at the Glasgow Film Fest

Sean Biggerstaff's bio-pic Consenting Adults will be screened at the upcoming Glasgow Film Festival, where Sean and the director, Richard Curson Smith will introduce the film in person. It will show on Feb. 19 at Glasgow Film Theatre 2. You can go here to book tickets and for a detailed schedule of the film festival.

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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Who should win? Gerard Butler or James McAvoy?

Two Scottish actors, Gerard Butler and James McAvoy were recently nominated in the best actor category at the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. You can go here to vote, but you have to be registered at Empire On-Line to vote. You can just go here to register. Voting ends on Feb. 25 2008. According to The London Paper the awards show will air on ITV2 in the UK on Mon., March 10 at 9pm.

Many films (Atonement, 300, Harry Potter, 28 Weeks Later, Zodiac) that starred Scottish actors are also nominated, so here is a list of the relevant nominees:

Best newcomer
Shia LaBeouf (Transformers)
Saoirse Ronan (Atonement)
Sam Riley (Control)
Gemma Arterton (St Trinians)
Thomas Turgoose (This Is England)

Best sci-fi/fantasy
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best horror
30 Days of Night
28 Weeks Later
Saw IV
Death Proof

Best thriller
American Gangster
Eastern Promises
The Bourne Ultimatum

Sony Ericsson best soundtrack
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best British film
Hot Fuzz
This Is England

Best actress
Keira Knightley (Atonement)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Katharine Heigl (Knocked Up)
Angelina Jolie (A Mighty Heart)
Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth)

Best actor
Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
James McAvoy (Atonement)
Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz)
Gerard Butler (300)

Best director
Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Ultimatum)
Joe Wright (Atonement)
David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz)
David Fincher (Zodiac)

Best film
The Bourne Ultimatum
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Weekly schedule for Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Mo 2/4: TBA
Tu 2/5: Amy Ryan, Terry Crews, Cynthia Littleton
We 2/6: Lake Bell, Dierks Bentley
Th 2/7: Jon Favreau, Alicia Coppola, Shelby Lynne
Fr 2/8: Mo'Nique, Bebel Gilberto

Could James McAvoy still go to the Oscars?

According to Awards Daily Los Angeles radio stations reported that the Writers Guild of America has reached a preliminary deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. This means there may be an Oscar ceremony on Feb. 24th after all. Neither the WGA nor the AMPAS have made any statements, and are not expected to make any until next week. Please Lord, let there be Oscars. Who's for seeing Atonement win an Oscar?

Saturday, 2 February 2008

James McAvoy is everywhere

It sure feels like that anyway. Penelope opens today in the UK and will open in the US at the end of the month, his Oscar nominated film Atonement will be released on HD DVD in the UK on March 10, 2008, and he was one of the winners of the 2008 Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. You can watch a video of James' red carpet interview at the Santa Barbara Film Festival below (his interview is second, after Casey Affleck's) :

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