Monday, 31 August 2009
Tu 9/1: Quentin Tarantino, Jason Ritter
We 9/2: Mila Kunis, Alex Dryden
Th 9/3: TBA
Fr 9/4: Radha Mitchell, DJ Qualls
Friday, 28 August 2009
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C., US
Telephone: +1 202 857 7700The website also features directions to the event for anyone who is interested.
National Geographic and Warner have announced that Darwin's Darkest Hour will be released on Blu-ray on November 17. The Blu-ray disc will include a behind-the-scenes featurette and The Galapagos Islands.
Thanks so much to sassynach for reminding us about Gerard's interview. I'v posted an excerpt and you can go here for the full article:
I don't know if I'm the best actor out there, but I definitely have, how would you say? I have a lot of range," says the Scot, who can bury the brogue on command and manage a convincing American accent thanks to "easily 1,000" sessions with about 30 dialect coaches.
That variety is key to his industry appeal, Hollywood insiders say. "He's definitely keeping his foot in the fact that he can be the action guy in some of the choices he's making, but he's also incredibly funny, charming and a ladies' man," says RocknRolla producer Susan Downey, who's producing another Ritchie flick, the upcoming Sherlock Holmes starring her husband, Robert Downey Jr.
...For Gamer, Butler has swapped Leonidas' swords for submachine guns and his Mr. America abs for Popeye-like arms to play Kable, a death-row prisoner who's competing in the shoot-'em-up game Slayers for a chance at freedom. The man at the joystick controlling him, and his destiny, is a 17-year-old kid.
Starz will air a preview of Gamer, which will include interviews. You can go to the show's site for a schedule. The first airing will be Thursday, September 3 on Starz at 5:15pm Eastern time.
Spike TV will also be airing Resident Evil on Friday at 9pm Eastern with a Sneak Preview of Gamer with an interview featuring Gerard.
If you want to watch a bunch of new clips from Gamer, be sure to check them out at GB.net.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Exclusive new clip of Doctor Who's Greatest Moments and David Tennant on the Christian O'Connell Solution
David is also set to appear on Christian O'Connell's new Radio 5 Live show. The Christian O'Connell Solution show with David Tennant is set to air on Sunday, September 6 at 11am on BBC Radio 5 Live in the UK.
The film has also unveiled its new official website. There isn't much on the site yet, but more content will probably be up in the coming days and weeks. In the meantime you can check the film's new Twitter page and Facebook page for updates. I still haven't been able to verify if the Twitter page is legit, but it seems like the real thing. Jon Ronson, the writer of the book the film is based on will reportedly be live tweeting from the screenings at the Venice and Toronto film festivals.
The most exciting news is that tomorrow Thursday, August 27 Entertainment Tonight will debut The Men Who Stare at Goats trailer at 7:30pm on CBS in the US. Be sure to check your local listings.
Gerard did an interview with the AP to promote Gamer, Law Abiding Citizen, and Bounty Hunter. Here's an excerpt from the interview which you can read in full here:
AP: Movies like "300" and "Gamer" tout a violent vision of tough-guy masculinity not seen in many films these days. Is that a subject you're drawn to?
BUTLER: I am very much a man and I naturally bring a masculinity to those roles. Mike Chadway in "The Ugly Truth," for example, could have been played in many different ways. ... But I also think I'm attracted to roles where guys get to talk about the mythical struggle of guys and what it is to be a man.
AP: You've also become a sex symbol, a role you've made light of but acknowledged is mostly to the good.
BUTLER: I joke with that because it's way better to be appreciated than to not be appreciated. For anybody to blow it off and dismiss it, they're either insane or they're just not being honest or they're being extremely arrogant. ... As you're saying that, my natural response is going to be, "Well, I don't really see it." But then again, I do — just on the street sometimes.
And now for the David and Russell T. Davies' 20 minute interview with Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds who was guest hosting for Boing Boing. The interview is being called a farewell interview and Metzger described the interview:
This interview took place at an interesting moment in time for both men as they've only just left behind their respective starring roles in one of the biggest television successes in the world today. As difficult as that may sound, you can only imagine how much pressure is off them after four years of practically non-stop work. I think it shows in this interview, as they're both very relaxed and jovial. David had just come from Comic Con where he was treated with fan adulation bordering on Beatlemania and Russell is starting a new phase of his life here in Los Angeles.
How lucky Hollywood is to have Britain's answer to Rod Serling in such close proximity these days and I'm sure it won't be long before we're reading in Variety what David Tennant will do next. He's an interesting actor and a lot of big people will want to work with him, so expect that it will be something worth watching!
There are also two reminders:
The second episode of Doctor Who's Greatest Moments - The companions, will air on BBC3 at 8pm on Thursday, August 27th in the UK.
The Dalek Collection that will debut on DVD on October 19 and will include an interview with David Tennant. David Tennant News Updates gives us the 7 episodes that will be featured in the DVD collection: Dalek, Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth, and Journey's End.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Don't forget that there are two more parts to the show that will air on BBC Three in the UK.
Tu 8/25: Eric Idle (R 7/6/09)
We 8/26: Holly Hunter, Camera Obscura (R 6/15/09)
Th 8/27: Jeff Foxworthy, Gavin DeGraw (R 6/16/09)
Fr 8/28: Selma Blair, Connie Schultz (R 7/13/09)
Friday, 21 August 2009
October 25, 2009 at 9pm
A real-life political thriller about the negotiations that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa and the release of Nelson Mandela. Seemingly doomed to failure, the secret talks show that peace is possible. Starring William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jonny Lee Miller. Watch a clip of Endgame here.
Place of Execution
November 1-8, 2009 at 9pm
A 13-year-old girl vanishes from an English village, and the mystery deepens 40 years later when a journalist arrives to make a film about it. What she finds shatters the lives of all involved. Juliet Stevenson and Greg Wise star in this thriller based on the novel by best-selling author Val McDermid.
November 15-22, 2009 at 9pm
The investigation of a multi-vehicle road accident unravels the secrets of the complete strangers involved, revealing government cover-ups, smuggling and murder. A remarkable cast, including Phil Davis and Paul McGann, portrays the stories of ten different people who share a single defining moment. Scripted by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War).
Collision also stars Scottish actor Douglas Henshall in the role of Tolin.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Stargate Universe which now stars Robert Carlyle is scheduled to premiere in the UK on Sky 1 on Tuesday, October 6. This is only 4 days after its US premiere on Syfy. There is also a report from SCI FI in Australia stating that the show will air every Friday night from October 9. Carlyle, who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush, is currently in Vancouver shooting scenes for the sci-fi spin-off and will be spending 8 months of the year in Vancouver with his family. In an interview with The Daily Record he explained that he was inspired by Tim Roth and fellow Scotsman Kevin McKidd to leave movies and try television:
He said: "In a way, Tim probably was the one who told me to do it. About 18 months ago, I decided to come to LA to stick my head above the parapet and see what's out here because so many of my friends were doing that.
Carlyle insists his change of medium - following in the footsteps of Brit actor mates Kevin McKidd and Tim- is no longer the backward step it once was.
Carlyle said:"I phoned Kevin up and told him that I might be coming to join him soon and he was delighted. So many actors are doing TV. It's not lack of work- it's very important to say that- it ain't about that. I can work anywhere at all in film and television.
You can go here for the rest of Robert Carlyle's interview.
The BBC has announced the new series since the show was revamped in 2005. The show will be aired in three parts and is created by the same producers of Doctor Who Confidential:
"It's lovely to get the lowdown from regulars like David Tennant, Freema Agyeman and John Barrowman, who are all on good form and as charming as ever."
It added: "We kick off with the Doctor himself before his companions and enemies nudge him to one side to have their time in the limelight.
"Each episode is split into themed sections, so in the opener we look at several elements of the Doctor's character, such as his humour, intelligence and physicality." [Digital Spy]
Doctor Who's Greatest Moments starts on August 20 at 8pm on BBC Three in the UK. You can get a look at a teaser for the new show here.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Got these photos from Henry Ian Daily from Darwin's Darkest Hour which will air on PBS on October 6. Whoa, Charles Darwin is dreamy.
Also, as a bonus you can check out a behind-the-scenes look at the process of film color timing from Law Abiding Citizen director F. Gary Gray.
There are also some new stills from Gamer featuring Gerry:
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
This is the first big film James has signed on for since the Wanted franchise and he'll play a 25 year old who successfully battles cancer over many years.
The film has no title yet, but it is set to begin shooting in January of 2010.
There are only a few weeks left of shooting St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold and there are some photos of David Tennant shooting some scenes in the Thames:
David, 38, dragged himself out of the river's murky water during a scene where his villainous character, Lord Pomfrey, sinks in his boat. He then had a tussle on the shore with co-star Christian Brassington, 26.
An onlooker said: "David was in his element. It must have been freezing but he didn't seem to mind." Evil Lord Pomfrey tries to stop the St Trinian's schoolgirls from finding a stash of gold.
A longer video promo had been leaked online over a year ago but has been pulled from Youtube since. That video showed a bit more of martial arts star Scott Adkins (X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) in action as one of the assassins.
...this new trailer...shows more of the plot with Carlyle as a priest seemingly caught up in the mayhem after he accidentally ingests an implant used to track the assassins. [Kung Fu Cinema]
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Tu 8/18: Kevin Bacon, Michael Irvin (R 6/8/09)
We 8/19: Dane Cook, Peter Travers (R 6/12/09)
Th 8/20: Lisa Kudrow, James Frey, Chairlift (R 6/26/09)
Fr 8/21: James Spader (R 7/30/09)
Friday, 14 August 2009
I've been sort of MIA this week so I'm behind on Gerry news. Some of this news is old by now, but I'll post it anyway.
On the Law Abiding Citizen front, the film's official website was launched and you can also check out the film on Facebook and Twitter. GB.net shares the film's new trailer with us, and it looks amazing:
Gerry will also appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on September 4 to promote Gamer. You can also check out a brand new clip of the film from IGN with an intro from Gerard:
Don't forget that the film was also added to the Venice Film Festival line-up and will officially open on November 6 in the US.
Kevin McKidd talked to Entertainment Tonight about the new season of Grey's Anatomy. It's mostly mild spoilers he has discussed before:
"This is a dark season. It starts in grief," he tells ET. "I think [George's death] will affect Hunt a lot, because he mentored him and got him up on his feet as a trauma surgeon. He really felt that O'Malley was going to become the next trauma star at the hospital. He encouraged him to join the army. He thought it was the honorable thing to do. I think he feels the loss of him a lot. I think he saw a huge potential in O'Malley when others didn't, even O'Malley."The new season of Grey's Anatomy will premier on Thurs, Sept. 24 at 9pm on ABC.
What Hunt does do is he becomes a rock for other people. McKidd explains, "Owen is used to losing colleagues. That is part of having come from Iraq and working in a war zone as a surgeon. I think he has better mechanisms than others [to cope]. He is so used to loss and grief."
As for Hunt's romance with Cristina, McKidd believes that it is going to get even more complicated this season. "I think they have gotten over the whole trauma of his past, but then his past comes back again at some point to haunt him. Somebody comes to the hospital from his past, somebody we didn't expect, not his ex-fiancée. That is not certain, but it is what I have been hearing. And, hopefully, it could bring them closer together," he tells ET.
As for what is up with the rest of the characters, McKidd teases the season, saying, "Something happens that is seismic to the hospital. In these economic times, things start to come down the pike that start to impact people's lives. So the stakes become higher as the season goes on."
While promoting the new season of Grey's he also discussed Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief at the Television Critics Association summer press tour this weekend in California. He revealed that he is signed on for four of the five films in the series based on the Rick Riordan novels. He plays the Greek god Poseidon and revealed a little about the film:
"My son, since I started doing it, he's read the first three books...I'm watching him read the book, and I'm like, 'So, Joseph, am I in this one much?' He's like, 'Nah, nah, you're not. Maybe in the next one, but in this one not so much.'"
"I'm 40 feet tall for most of the film, but then we come to human form," McKidd continued. "We can atomize ourselves because we're gods. We can do what we want, right? So we can atomize ourselves and walk around the streets of Manhattan, wandering Manhattan, and dress in Gap clothing and do all that stuff, then atomize ourselves back to 40-foot Greek god stage. It's a really fun film."
Effects work is still underway, so there has not been a cut to screen for actors yet, but McKidd has heard early reports. "I know [director] Chris Columbus saw a cut," McKidd said. "He saw an early cut of it without the effects laid on yet. There's a lot of effects in it, and he's very excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool. My kids are really excited about Percy Jackson."
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief is set to open Feb. 12, 2010.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Twenty years ago, the Convention on the Rights of the Child became the
first international convention to affirm human rights for all children.
In this video, Actor Ewan McGregor, a UNICEF Ambassador since 2004, speaks
out about a child's right to health and getting involved with the fight against
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
How is Cristina and Owen's relationship going to develop this year?
It's going to get quite complicated in the sense that I think they've gotten over the whole trauma of his past, but then his past comes back again at some point to haunt him. Someone comes to the hospital that he was connected to in his past, not his ex-fiancée, but it's somebody we didn't expect. I think it could get a little tricky, but exciting and interesting. Hopefully it will bring them closer together in the long run.
Bottom line: We should be rooting for Cristina and Owen this year, right?
Absolutely. They had a rough time last year, and they deserve some happiness this year. Whether they get it, I don't know.
You can go to the source to find out a little more about the new season.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Tu 8/11: Mitch Albom, Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal
We 8/12: Eric Bana, Holly Williams
Th 8/13: Jon Cryer
Fr 8/14: Liza Minnelli, Dr. Kara Cooney
Friday, 7 August 2009
By the way guys, sorry for the light blogging over the last two days. A family member is coming to visit tomorrow, so I'm making room for her, and on top of that today is Independence Day, but hopefully things will be semi-normal by Monday.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl talk to the Associated Press:
You can check it even more videos from the premier here.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
If you missed Sean Biggerstaff in the PBS Masterpiece Theater production of Miss Marple you can now check it out online. The episode entitled Why Didn't They Ask Evans? is only available to viewers in the US, but maybe you could download a hotspot shield if you're outside of the US and really want to watch it. I'm terrible with technology, but I think they do work for some people. Anyway, here's a synopsis of the episode:
In this show, Sean plays Bobby Attfield who finds a man near death sprawled out on a cliff. His final, enigmatic words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?" On a whim, Bobby and his friend, socialite Frankie Derwent, decide to investigate. The amateur sleuths, along with Miss Marple, uncover several enticing clues. [Wizard News]