Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'The Hunger Games' Newest TV Spot

Lionsgate has released the newest TV spot for The Hunger Games on Feb 29th...  it also received a PG-13 rating...  Check out the TV spot and enjoy a few new scenes or moments:

 
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Will 'Fringe' Have a Season or Series Finale?


In case you weren't tracking it, ratings for Fox's Friday night sci-fi series Fringe, haven't been hitting it out f the park.  They don't suck, but with ratings and advertisers, you never know. Plus, with Fox saying that they're losing money airing the series, well, if that's not writing on the wall, or negotiation strong-arming, I don't know what is. (Renewal negotiations were in full swing at the end of January)

At least that's why, I think, the showrunners behind Fringe are looking at their season finale and considering wrapping up some story lines... just in case.

In a piece over at E Online, chatting with executive producer J.H. Wyman, they say there's no word on a renewal yet and that they have be prepared, just in case.

With that thought, they're looking at how much story is left to tell and after four years of following the adventures of the Fringe division, they don't want to leave fans hanging if the unspeakable (cancellation) happens.

Wyman says they want to leave fans with closure, because if it's  one thing fans HATE, it's being left hanging when a show gets canceled on a cliffhanger or with no stories having resolution. (Fox might be sensitive to the everlasting ire of Firefly fans and not repeating that event.)

For Fox to NOT lose money airing Fringe, it's been said that Warner Bros. Television would have to consider reducing their licensing fees to Fox.  IF that could happen, that would probably mean reduced production costs moving forward.  That's not a show stopper, but it could bring forth some interesting changes to the show.

'The Hunger Games' 24 Advanced Screenings

Hey gang, this press release about The Hunger Games just landed in my inbox, and rather than try to word it up and make it fancy, I thought I'd just share it with you... it's related to the premise that The Hunger Games is only 24 days away.  (I love this count-down process!)

As you can see above, Haymitch is totally excited about this announcement.


via press release:


LIONSGATE ANNOUNCES 24 ADVANCE SCREENINGS BROUGHT TO YOU BY NOOK BY BARNES & NOBLE
Be the first to see THE HUNGER GAMES in theaters - Search #HungerGames24 on Twitter Now!
 
In celebration of another milestone in the countdown to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES- with under 24 days until the film’s release mirroring the 24 tributes in the story, Lionsgate® has announced 24 Advance Screenings brought to you by NOOK® by Barnes & Noble.    
 
Fans can show their support for #HungerGames24 by visiting Screenings.TheHungerGamesMovie.com and tweeting a unique hashtag assigned to their closest city to unlock Advance Screening locations. Starting tomorrow, March 1, the top four cities with the most Twitter volume will be announced each day and fans will then be able to enter to win tickets to those locations.
 
In addition, Barnes & Noble is giving NOOK fans in select cities the opportunity to gain exclusive access to see THE HUNGER GAMES before its official theatrical release. On March 10, while supplies last, the first customers to purchase any of Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK devices – including NOOK Tablet, NOOK Color or NOOK Simple Touch – at select Barnes & Noble stores will receive two complimentary tickets to the official Advance Screening on March 21. To locate participating Barnes & Noble stores, visit www.nook.com/hungergames. 
 
In the story, Tributes are sponsored based on their first impression at the opening ceremonies, training scores, impressions made in the interviews, performance in the arena, as well as a number of other factors. Donations from sponsors range from medicines to food to weapons and more. Because of this, Lionsgate brought on 12 DISTRICT SPONSORS to each host two of these Advance Screenings and offer 24 fans the chance to win a pair of tickets.  
 
The digital campaign follows those for #HungerGames100, #HungerGames74, and #HungerGames50 which marked milestones in the campaign with similar interactive fan activities. 
Be sure to register for a District here and learn more about how to impress your sponsors on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thehungergamesmovie?sk=app_240978099326011
Fans who don’t have an advance screening near them may be able to meet and greet the cast at their local mall during the National Mall Tour beginning in March.  Visit the film’s facebook events tab for more information. 
About THE HUNGER GAMES
Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games.  A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy.  If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
THE HUNGER GAMES is directed by Gary Ross, and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel, the first in a trilogy published by Scholastic that has over 26 million copies in print in the United States alone, has developed a massive global following.  
Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012. 
To experience The Hunger Games online, please visit:
Official Website: http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/
Hey!!!  I better get out there myself!!!

'The Avengers' Latest Movie Trailer, From the UK


The latest movie trailer for Joss Whedon's Marvel ensemble movie, The Avengers, hit the web today, Feb 29th, and it embelishes a bit more on some material we've already seen.

And it looks pretty cool... but it raises questions, of which I presume I have answers for.  But let's see what you think.



(youtube movie trailer link)

First up...

Why is it comic cannon that when heroes meet, they first have to fight?  Aren't they smart enough to know the other guy is a good guy?  That has always peeved me throughout all of time!

I LOVE the new armor disrobing mechanism for Tony Stark!

Now we have Hawkeye, Black Widow and Captain America... more or less, incredibly talented and skilled humans.  Up against huge space ships and the god Loki?  If you need Thor, well, sheesh, I'd be nervous and feeling more like distraction fodder!  This is the part where I presume the answer is that they are heroes and will stand up for what's right, no matter what the odds.  And that they're part of a team.  But still, if Hawkeye ticked off Hulk, one finger-flick and he'd be in orbit!

New Movies This Friday 3-2-12, 'Project X,' 'The Lorax'


This week new movies coming out this Friday, March 2nd, 2012 include the acting chops of Thomas Mann, Alexis Knapp, Danny DeVito (voice), Zac Efron (voice), Taylor Swift (voice), Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci, Robert De Niro and more!
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•      Project X, the party down movie... from director Nima Nourizadeh in his directorial debut, with Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper, in a movie about


"3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads."
A movie about out of control teens and a newbie director.  Hmm.
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 •      Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, from director Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) and starring the voice power of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White and many more.  The story of The Lorax is about
"A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world."
Lots of talent, experienced director...  looks like a promising family movie that will dethrone Mysterious Island as the #1 family movie.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

'The Bachelor' Terse Recap of Swiss Dates and Holey Cheese!

Here's another snarky take on this week's episode of The Bachelor looking for love in all the wrong places.  This week was the week of overnight I mean "Fantasy suite" dates with Nikki Sterling, Lindzi Cox and Courtney Robertson, where everyone gets to test drive the night away.  

Each date was the usual, and as it was the other week, with Courtney away from the women, she seemed more sedate and sweeter than normal.  (As if.)

During the episode, we got a lengthy preview of the upcoming season of The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard.  During the preview, it was more an ad for Titanic 3D as the girls, Emily, Ali and Ashley hit up the movie theater and, well, that and the pitch for the upcoming season and how Emily is taking a big risk doing this again.  And yet...  Look, I believed her the first time around and how sweet she seemed and all, but this show is for the egotistical minded.  So I'm seeing her in a different light this time around.

Back to the show, Kacie B can't stay away... to get some clarification and because she loves him, she warns him yet again about Courtney's behavior with the rest of the women.

Ben has a long chat with Chris Harrison...  He's confused but that's what happens to folks in his position.

first rose to Lindzi, and in the end, because Courtney tells him what he wants to hear, he sends Nicki packing.

I'm smacking my head, but then again, is this really a surprise?

Psst... want some inside info?  All I'm seeing is a strong suggestion to ignore the tabloid BS that's floating around out there.  BUT I thought the tabloids told the tooth, and nothing but the tooth!  As far as next week's "Women Tell All" episode, look for everyone to be on the attack... because Courtney shows up!


Alrighty, that's enough of this... on the next piece...

'Prometheus' Viral Video for TED Convention Talk

Prometheus is the new Ridley Scott movie that is set in the Ridley Scott's Alien movie universe, but in a time before the Alien movies took place.  It's been referenced as the Alien prequel but Ridley Scott et al have been downplaying the prequel status and referring to it as a story with some Alien DNA in it! 

The movie summary goes as follows for Prometheus:

" A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race."

It stars Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Patrick Wilson and Guy Pearce, amongst a cast of many. 


Today a viral video came out that shows one Peter Weyland, of Weyland Industries talking about the future.  For Alien fans, you recognize the company name, right?

I found it interesting and mildly entertaining...





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Here's the Weyland website!
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'Star Trek 2' Behind The Scenes Video Comes Out

Below is our first look at a scene from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2...

It looks like Spock (Zachary Quinto) is getting into with Benedict Cumberbatch's character!

We saw that some pics of this scene were released yesterday or the day before that, but I didn't bite... but video, I guess I'll bite!

The video is from Splashnews and has what you might call a funny or annoying voice-over, depending on your frame of mind, coffee intake status, time of day, etc., etc..

Star Trek 2 is coming out in theaters on May 17, 2013.


Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Of Star Trek 2 by splashnews

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'The Walking Dead' Season Two Recap So Far

Does this dress make me look fat?

With only 3 episodes of The Walking Dead to go in this second season, you have to admit, it's getting tense filled and exciting. 

And don't forget the TV news or word on the street is that David Morrissey has joined the cast of The Walking Dead to portray The Governor in season 3.  The other word on the street is that he's a pretty important character in this story, period.
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The tensions at the farm house are riding at an all-time high, the tensions within our group are razor sharp and some of the sexual tensions are leaving their mark also.

So far this season, in the season premiere, called "What Lies Ahead," Sophia (Madison Lintz) ran off from the group while they en-route to Fort Benning.  But things got no better in as Carl (Chandler Riggs) got shot while search parties were out looking for Sophia.  This is when they discover Dr. Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) in "Bloodletting."

Hershel was very welcoming, and went to work on Carl, but supplies were needed and Shane (Jon Bernthal) and Otis (Pruitt Taylor Vince) headed to town.  It's here, when Shane makes an ugly decision and leaves Otis as bait for a herd of walkers, in "save the Last One."  It's here when we start to understand there's a darkness within Shane that is uncomfortable to address.
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But after a close call, Hershel manages to save Carl from his gunshot wound and now the group, based out of Hershel's farmhouse, can once again start looking for Sophia in "Cherokee Rose."   The most adamant searcher in the group is Daryl (Norman Reedus), who makes more search runs than anyone else.  It's during one of these runs that Daryl finds himself injured and on his own in the woods.  It's here we see Merle (Michael Rooker) again...  if only in Daryl's head.

Also in "Chupacabra," Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) figures out she's pregnant.  Oh, the sparks (the wrong ones) are going to fly!


Of course it's here, in "Secrets," that our party learns that Hershel has been herding walkers in the barn on the other side of the property...  because he thinks there's a cure.  His wife is one of them.  Well, Glen (Steven Yeun) finds out, and as you all know, Glen is the WORSE person to tell or let have a secret.  Period.  Even if his new love interest, Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan), begs him to not tell anyone.  (What were you thinking girl!?)

It's in the episode "Pretty Much Dead Already" that Glen blurts everything out and it is also about this time that with Carl pretty much mended, Hershel asks Rick to take his group away from his farm.

But then Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) gets very sanctimonious on the group, and makes a unilateral decision and steals everyone's guns and hides them in the woods.  He thinks he's doing what's best for the entire group, while leaving them defenseless from whatever they might encounter.  (He reminds me of Locke, from Lost, who kept making group calls for the group, when mostly the group had no clue and had to abide by his decisions.)
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FOX Reschedules 'House' & 'Alcatraz' After 2012 'Daytona 500' Preempting

After that Daytona 500 6-hr marathon on Monday night, if you're wondering like many House and Alcatraz fans, where the House mid-season finale and the prison ghost series got preempted to Monday night, I did find one early bit of info where a resource on the web is reporting that House's winter finale will now be aired on Monday, March 19th, and Alcatraz's March 5th night will have back-to-back episodes aired.  This info is from a Kansas City Fox affiliate and I'm not sure if that applies to everyone.

Over at Fox, a press release they had set up, starts out like this:

"TOUCH" WORLD PREMIERES on THURSDAY, MARCH 22 ON FOX

"BONES" MOVES TO MONDAYS AND "HOUSE" SHIFTS TO 9:00 PM, STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 2

"HOUSE" RETROSPECTIVE KICKS OFF TWO-HOUR SERIES FINALE EVENT MONDAY, MAY 21

FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL to Air Sunday, April 22

But then the Daytona 500 happened and here's the footnote to that same press release:

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Due to the Monday, Feb. 27 primetime NASCAR race preemption on the East Coast (and potentially West Coast),  the schedule for Monday, March 5; Monday, March 12; and Monday, March 19 is not final and to be announced.

The TOUCH World Premiere was previously announced as Monday, March 19 and FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL was previously scheduled on Sunday, April 1.

THE SIMPSONS, BOB'S BURGERS, FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD are preempted on Sunday, April 22.

BONES is preempted on Monday, May 21.

Man, I would not want to be in the scheduling department at Fox right now.
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If I hear more, I will pass it on gang!  I know you folks care about things like this and want to know as soon as possible...  if you ever have questions, feel free to leave them in the comments of any post or contact me at bruce AT CinemaStatic.org, or zing me an '@' note on Twitter or Facebook...  see below.

On a similar note about a missing TV show, if you're wondering what happened to CSI: NY, don't fret.  See this:  Where Did CSI:NY GO?

Kansas City Fox Affiliate: House and Alactraz Rescheduled.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

FX Swoops In On 'Act of Valor' and Other Movie Rights

Was that fast or what?  FX already plopped down bucks for the TV rights to Act of Valor, Safe House, and The Vow and  a few other movies out in theaters!  In fact, the list of movies that FX has nabbed also include Contraband, Chronicle, This Means War, Red Tails and Wanderlust.

The money that FX drops on securing TV rights to various movies is rediculous! (As in BIG $$)

When FX went after Avatars' rights, the estimate for TV rights is about 12% of a film's domestic gross, and usually there's a cap, so that's not an endless percentage, and the estimates then were $30 million for the rights to the Cameron flick.

Other reports in the past had FX paying an estimated $100M for the four Twilight movies.

And if your eyes are bugging out at these numbers, don't worry.  Advertisers spend, well, for the 2011/2012 TV season, advertisers dropped $10 billion on air time with the basic networks.  So as you can see, these meager millions aren't as frightful as they seem.  (Though when I see that advertisers spend billions to sell things to people, I wonder how our local schools can suffer and lose equipment, supplies and teachers?  But that's just me.)

[source:  THR: FX Nabs Movie Rights]

'John Carter' Four Minute Teaser

John Carter movie news:  Below is a four and a half minute teaser clip from Yahoo from the upcoming Taylor Kitsch starring movie, John Carter.

Finally, something that is close to on par with that fan made John Carter trailer that outdid all the other Disney trailers!

John Carter comes to movie theaters March 9th, 2012, and has a 132-minute run time!  Wow, sounds epic... in length!





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2012 Breaking TV News: 'House' & 'Alcatraz' May Be Preempted by "Daytona 500" Tonight 2-27

For fans of House and Alcatraz on Fox, there might be a scheduling conflict for the east coast viewers for the Winter Season Finale of House.

It turns out that though the NASCAR event, the Daytona 500, was scheduled to run yesterday, for the first time ever the event was rained out and postponed until today, Monday, February 27th.  It was scheduled to run at noon, Eastern.  But the rains kept coming and that start time was delayed and now NASCAR has announced that the race will start at 7PM Eastern, and it's been further confirmed that Fox confirmed all affiliates will carry the race.

That means that shows slated for 8pm Eastern start times are hosed.  (Granting that weather doesn't delay the race start even further.)

I'm not sure what the east coast and probably mountain time zone affiliates are going to do, but it seems that Fox will be showing the Great American Race, (AKA, the Daytona 500) tonight.

Of course, it seems that Fox hasn't told their 'HOUSEonFOX' Twitter account pilot.  They're tweeting along cheerfully about tonight's winter finale.

I've tweeted them and I have other fans bugging them too... if we find out anything, I'll update everyone.

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UPDATE 2-28-12:



New DVD & Blu-ray Releases This Week, Feb 28: 'Hugo,' 'Justice League: Doom'

This week, the new DVD and Blu-ray releases coming out on Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2012 include the Hollywood anticipated release of Hugo, and the animated feature, Justice League, coming to your TV to kick some butt.  Then there are a smattering of other movies and TV shows new on DVD and Blu-ray disc for the home entertainment market.

Check it out...

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Hugo Starring Chloe Moretz and Jude Law
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Justice League: Doom Starring the voice power of Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg and Nathan Fillion
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Midsomer Murders, Set 19 Starring John Nettles and Jason Hughes

Voyage : Celtic Thunder

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Friendship Express
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Johnny English Reborn Starring Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The 2012 Academy Awards, The List of Winners

This year the 2012 Academy Awards delivered the usual amount of funny, drab, homage and were delivered.  Billy Crystal stepped up and hosted with his usual comedic style.  But were there any surprises tonight?

This year the big nominees for the Academy Awards was Hugo, with 11 and The Artist, with 10 Oscar nominations.  Below, are the winners listed, as they were announced and to compare, the number of nominations.

As you can see, Hugo came out of the gate strong, with The Artist right on its tail.  Transformers 3 had 3 nominations but found themselves dusted each time dangit.  (The TV Guide Magazine twitter helmer reminded me, that's why they have the MTV Movie Awards.  LOL.)



Below is the list of winners, as they were presented during the Oscar telecast:



Category Oscar Winner
Achievement in Cinematography  Hugo
Best Art Direction  Hugo
Best Costume Design  The Artist
Best Makeup  The Iron Lady
Best Foreign Language Film  A Separation (Iran)
Best Supporting Actress  Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Best Film Editing  Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Sound Editing  Hugo
Best Sound Mixing  Hugo
Best Documentary Feature  Undefeated
Best Animated Feature  Rango
Best Visual Effects  Hugo
Best Supporting Actor  Christopher Plummer!
Best Original Score  The Artist
Best Original Song  Man or Muppet
Best Adapted Screenplay  The Descendants
Best Original Screenplay  Midnight in Paris
Best Live Action Short  The Shore
Best Documentary Short Subject  Saving Face
Best Animated Short Film  Fantastic Flying Books of
 Mr. Morris Lessmore
Best Director  Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)
Best Actor  Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
Best Actress  Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Best Picture  The Artist


Top-10 Movies This Weekend, 'Act of Valor' Razes the Competition

Over this last weekend, it would seem that the military themed movie called Act of Valor topped the list of top-10 movies, pulling in an estimated near $25M for the weekend.

It would seem that despite what critics say about the story, movie-goers wanted to go see what amounted to a tribute documentary to the military, and that's all good.

Another new movie this weekend, titled Good Deeds, starring Tyler Perry, had caught your imagination also, pulling in an estimated $16M for the weekend.

It seems that Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston don't have quite the pull some Navy SEALs have, thus, Wanderlust only pulled in around $6.6M bucks and Amanda Seyfried might look extremely hot, but not hot enough, with her thriller, Gone, only  pulling in $5M.

You'll be seeing the same marketing again this week, as the TV ads have been saying, the number 1 family film in America right now is Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, starring Dwayne JohnsonJourney 2 pulled in almost $14M this weekend, giving it nearly $77M gross.

(Hey, if you had not heard, Dwayne Johnson might be playing Hercules in an upcoming movie down the road...  I'll keep you apprised as things develop.  Right now they're reporting that he is in negotiations.)

The other double-digit million money makers this weekend were Safe House ($11.4M) and The Vow ($10M).

The 2012 Indie Spirit Awards, 'The Artist' and Other Winners

Hey, for some general movie fans, independent movies (indie films) aren't on their radar.  But independent movies are becoming more mainstream than you think.  But first, a short list of some of the winners from last night's Spirit Awards and then after the list, check out what I have to say about independent films:

If you are a fan of the Indie Spirit Awards, I thought I'd toss out some winner names from last night...

  • Best Feature: The Artist - Producer: Thomas Langmann
  • Best Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash - The Descendants
  • Best First Screenplay:  Will Reiser - 50/50
  • Best Female Lead: Michelle Williams - My Week with Marilyn
  • Best Male Lead: Jean Dujardin - The Artist
  • Best Supporting Female: Shailene Woodley - The Descendants
  • Best Supporting Male: Christopher Plummer - Beginners
If you want to see more, check out their website: spiritawards.com
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But a bit on Indie Movies:

'Gretl: Witch Hunter' w Paul McGillion & Emilie Ullerup; A Review

This is a TV review of the Syfy Saturday night movie, called Gretl: Witch Hunter which was also produced by Syfy (Battle of Los Angeles, 51, Titanic II, Mysterious Island) and stars some fan-favorites like Shannen Doherty, Emilie Ullerup & Paul McGillion.

Back in 2010, when I snagged the press imagery for the movie that Emilie shared with fans, it was being called either "Hansel and Gretl," or "Hansel," or "Witchslayer."  Heck, looking at the above splash image for the movie on Syfy's website it doesn't even have the right name.  I'm confused by the wishy-washy marketing support but be it as it may, it seems they settled on today's title... 

We last saw Shannen in the 90210 remake. 


Emilie Ullerup has been pretty busy.  She's had a role in The Means War, A Little Bit Zombie & Hunt to Kill.  She's also going to be seen in the series Artic Air, and for many, she sparked a huge bit of ire with her fans when she was rather abruptly killed off in Syfy's Sanctuary.

Paul McGillion was last seen (as a regular) in (the probably cancelled) Sanctuary, but left a legacy as Dr. Carson Beckett in Stargate: Atlantis.

Now, let's chat about the TV movie, shall we?
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

'Black Forest' on Syfy; A Quick TV Review


This is one of those snarky TV reviews of the Syfy channel Saturday Night Original movies.  In this case, the movie is called Black Forest.  And it was part of a double-feature, with it being followed up by a second Original movie titled Gretl: Witch Hunter.  It's unprecedented to have two new movies on in one night.

According to the on-screen summary, the Syfy movie Black Forest is about tourists who become lost in a magical forest, where they encounter evil fairytale creatures who plot to steal one of their babies and kill the rest of them.

Black Forest was directed by Patrick Dinhut and produced by UFO International Productions, whose past credits include the "TV hits" such as Triassic Attack and Super Tanker.

They're now working on upcoming (TV) movies Deadly Descent and Vampyre Nation!  (You've been warned!  LOL)

The cast includes Oliver James, Tinsel Korey and others.
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Black Forest starts out with an animated opening, seeing what looks like Red Riding Hood, a wolf, a witch and then the intro slides into a live-action scene with a couple running from some unseen horror.  The guy keeps telling his female companion to keep quiet or she knows what will happen.   They crawl into a car and it lands on the car.  Of course she says a word, changes into a monster and she kills the guy.

Indie Comedy Flick "Pulp:" a British independent film

The guys behind Pulp have been sending me an email here and an there, talking about their new comedy indie film, Pulp!  I checked out their exclusive trailer and Star Wars scene from their movie.


It didn't really catch my attention because it felt like Jerry Seinfeld crossed tracks with The Office, and headed to Comic-Con.  The first two of three noted projects never really caught my attention in past years, so I ignored it.  Shame on me I guess.


Now that their preview trailer for Pulp has hit a million page views on YouTube, (and yes, they sent me an email pointing that out... rub it in why don't you!) I thought, well, O.K., maybe there's something to this that Cinema Static readers might take away from the clip.


Their latest email said that, 

"Pulp has yet to secure a distribution deal and, as a low budget, but commercial comedy aimed at a mainstream audience, has been spreading news of the film using grass roots activism."
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So, on the off chance that any of you folk might like it, here's the deal, followed by the preview clip.  (NSFW language!  The clip is fully populated with foul language... so if you have little ones that might ask what those words are, use the headphones, or send them out to play for a few minutes!) 


About PULP, THE MOVIE:
Tony Leary, the nice-guy owner of Junk Comics, is gearing up for one last roll of the dice. Nothing will stop his new superhero comic The Sodomizer from being a success except a gang of Geordie criminals who are using another comic company to launder their dirty money. Aided by his trusty geek sidekicks, Rick and Keith, Tony must defy the odds if he is to become a real life hero.

Pulp is directed by Adam Hamdy and Shaun Magher, and produced by Phil Bland, Phil Chalk and Adam Hamdy.
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Pulp Preview Trailer/Star Wars Argument Clip:





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You can view the trailer and exclusive scene here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGE0q_bQN4M




Friday, February 24, 2012

San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Registration: You Need to Start Planning Yesterday!





If you've been to the San Diego Comic-Con International event in years past, then I presume you have received your emails chronicling the new process involving creating a new ticket-purchasing account and then how to deal with the process of buying tickets when the time comes to do such.


But...

If you are someone who has never been to Comic-Con, but you have been considering the idea of attending, you need to know some things.

The Comic-Con attendee registration is necessary, but it closes on February 28th.  You can go to the Comic-Con Attendee Registration page NOW.


Then, your new ID will be your login info for subsequent interactions with the website.


With that all said, I then received an email today from the Comic-Con International org with some info about the ticketing process for registered users.  It has this to say...


'Ancient Aliens' Premiere & HD Camera Giveaway

(Update: This contest is over and I'm awaiting the winner to contact me with their contact info.)

Ancient Aliens airs on History 2 (H2) on Fridays at 9p.m.  And in conjunction with the series, H2 is working in conjunction with Cinema Static and we're giving away an H2 branded HD Camera to one lucky Cinema Static visitor to celebrate the event.  (Not to mention, I also provide a link to be able to win $10k!  No, I'm not giving away the cash.)
"Through ancient religious texts, personal sightings and exquisitely constructed wonders come the belief by some that ancient astronauts once inhabited our world among, and pre-dating the existence of, human beings and that they will indeed come again.  In Season 4 of Ancient Aliens, H2 resumes the investigation of these curious marvels while questioning truth vs. phenomenon via 75 million years of the most credible alien evidence here on Earth as seen in a myriad of forms from biblical texts to massive stone ruins aligned in perfect Pythagorean sequence."

In conjunction with H2's Ancient Aliens series, History Channel has also put together a unique Facebook Page/App supporting the show.  In the app, Ancient Aliens fans can decipher the Ancient Aliens Code for a chance to win $10k in Earth Dollars in addition to customizing their own crop circle by uploading a picture.

Check out the FB App here:



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Enter the HD Camera Giveaway

 
Ah, the other juicy part.

To enter the Cinema Static H2 Branded HD Camera giveaway contest, I only ask two small favors of you, my readers:

1)  Go "like/follow" Cinema Static on Facebook,

AND

2) Leave a comment here at this article, saying you liked CS on FB and if you think Ancient Aliens have visited Earth in the past!  (And I don't want to see any notes about your in-laws, parents, siblings, etc.  Be nice!!!)

Where Did 'CSI: NY' Go? Is It Cancelled or What?

Before I say another word, I will advise all CSI: NY fans to calm thyselves!  All is well.  Some folks were starting to wonder what happened to CSI: NY since it didn't air in its usual time slot recently and fans started to panic!  Yet.

CSI: NY is on a break until it returns to the air on March 30th!

But...

Over the years, ratings would seem to be on the decline and it looks like in general, folks are starting to get weary of the New York based TV show.  (Yes, even despite some of you, the hard-core fans, loving it still, the general viewing crowd is thinning out and going other places.)

In January, Nina Tassler, the entertainment president for CBS, made note in a Deadline TV article from the TCA executive panel, when it was touched on that CSI is in its twelfth season, she said that she'd love to see the CSI franchise continue forever, but that one must respect the audience, cast and be sensitive to how one would wrap up any series.  (Eh?)  And that was prefaced with "Nothing runs forever."

Did that just sound like some light at the end of some tunnel to you guys?

She did end her chat about CSI by noting that they are now in the talking stages as they address how to end the CSI shows.

That sounds ominous.  But I'm not sure how pressing.

You have to keep something in mind, and that is that networks are beholden to who pulls their purse strings.  That would be the advertisers willing to spend their money on ads, during TV shows.  That money, (which accounted for $10 billion this season to the basic networks), is reactive to the Nielsen ratings which tells the ad execs who is watching what.

As actor pay goes up and advertiser funding slips, the likelihood of a show continuing gets bleak!

The sad part is that as fans get comfortable with a show, they sometimes move on to watch other new TV shows, and catch their favorite show on VoD at a later date.  But time-shifted viewing doesn't hold as much weight with advertisers as live TV ratings go!

As CSI has three shows running, which also dilutes the viewership...  I was just peeking at the Nielsen top-10 TV shows for the week of January 16th, and the non sports programs listed were

American Idol; The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, NCIS and Criminal Minds.

But then in a later reporting period, for the week of January 23rd, CSI was 4th on the chart, beating Criminal Minds and NCIS.

But...


Is 'Act of Valor' Worth Your Time? A Look at Collected Movie Reviews

This week, one of the new movies hitting movie theaters is Act of Valor, starring real-life Navy SEALs.  I'm on the bubble if I want to take the time and spend the bucks to go see it in theaters or wait until it hits Video on Demand.

Over at Movie Review Intelligence, they say that Act of Valor has opened to 'fair' movie reviews.

  • The Associated Press calls it weak;
  • Roger Ebert says it's 'good.'
  • The New York Times is weak.
  • Chicago Tribune movie review says it's moderate.
Rotten Tomatoes, the land of sharp-eyed critics, gives it 27%, while their audience scored it at 85% liking it.

Hence, it seems to depend what you base your review on.  The above movie reviews are looking at Act of Valor as a movie.  But Cinema Blend is noted as calling it very good, because it's the closest thing you can come to experiencing this kind of action with actually enlisting.

If you're looking for a real story kind of movie experience, this may not be the movie for you, but if you love watching the action of military units like the Navy SEALs, then I'm betting you will come away having had a good time.

For me, the breaking point for wanting to see a movie would seem to be the website, Entertainment Weekly.  They have a good track record of being in agreement with how I feel about movies.  But they don't have a movie review up of Act of Valor.

My reservations, aside from the directors who are former stunt men taking a stab at directing, is the timing of the movie.  Obviously NAVY SEALs have been in the news of late.

Hollywood's Disgruntled Acceptance of Piracy & the Internet - For Now


First and foremost, piracy is piracy.  Theft is theft.  If you steal content (watch without paying) from any studio, it's theft.  And no, theft doesn't involve getting up off your butt and going out to steal.  Now a days, you can steal without ever leaving the cozy confines of your couch and laptop. Yet folks out there seem to think that stealing content that is for sale through legal, proper means, is O.K..  And I've seen some whopper excuses for being thieves.  And you folks should be comedians.

I'm not sure I get that mindset, except to note that once I'm done writing this piece, I'm going to go out and steal a Lamborghini to see if I want to buy one.  But before I do that, I thought I'd pull up some facts from an infographic that the website Paralegal has produced.  It's pretty interesting.  (Actually, if I stole a car, I would feel guilty about it and pressured into buying it later... without question.)

In a nutshell, it addresses how "Hollywood" is tackling (or not) the issue of piracy.  Because when you look at piracy and the venue in which it's procured, is a two-edged sword for studios.

On one hand, the internet is the place where they are "losing" their money.  They're still finding it hard to monetize and have sponsors/advertisers pile on.  Yet, that same internet is where a huge majority of their free marketing comes from.  Free marketing, as in websites and blogs like this one, that try to capitalize on TV news or movie news with parroting (repeating) the news of the day.

But aside from that, there's this 'infographic' that Paralegal produced and in it they point out that New Jersey used to be the center of the movie industry.  That is, until heavy copyrighting of equipment use pushed filmmakers out of Jersey, and into Hollywood!  But this was so they could pirate some equipment.  Which I find so very fascinating that Hollywood got started by the pirating of copyrighted material.

The graphic then points to a revenue breakdown for Hollywood:

  • DVD sales: 20%;
  • Movie Theater Fees and Charges: 26%;
  • Movie Ticket Sales: 37%.

As you can see, Hollywood double-taps the movie theater owners!

And Hollywood made $87 billion last year.  Which is how some of them can drop $10 billion on a single season of TV advertising for just the major networks alone.  (Never mind that schools are losing funding, hence, teachers getting laid off left and right.)

Paralegal's infographic goes on to point out how Disney made Snow White off of public domain material, but clamped down and restricts how others use their material.  So the practice of how material is pulled together and redistributed is still in active play!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

'The Hunger Games' First Day Ticket Sales Break Records

In more of a bit of good news for the anticipation for The Hunger Games, Fandango is reporting that early ticket sales for The Hunger Games broke the previous record of first-day movie ticket sales previously held by Twilight's Eclipse!

Due to the response of ticket sales, movie theaters are furiously adding new movie times for the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book series.


TV News: Is 'Sanctuary' Doomed? + News on BSG's Spin-Off, 'Blood and Chrome'

Here's some TV news or updates on the concerns of fans and whether Sanctuary is returning for a fifth season or not to Syfy.  And fans finally get a whiff of development news on the Battlestar Galactica (BSG) spin-off, titled Blood and Chrome!

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(I swear, the two on the right look like they're asking... "Do we have a job next season?"  While Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne are looking at their new jobs off, stage left.)

In the continuing mystery of whether Syfy's Sanctuary is coming back or not, Cinema Static's bud/cohort, Tim, was scouring the internet when he came across in interesting bit and fired me off a link that addresses a wee bit of new information on the situation with the show's renewal or lack there of.

As you know, I have addressed some observations on why I think Sanctuary may be getting canceled.  In a nutshell, the major players from the show, from showrunners to starring cast, seem busy working on other things.  (That's not a foregone conclusion they're gone.  They just might be making extra dough on the side.)

In an article over at TV Wise Co UK, they addressed how Sanctuary being renewed, could be dependent on the BSG spin-off, Blood and Chrome. (More on that in a bit...)

That dependency being on what market, domestic or overseas, tests out and gives Blood & Chrome the thumbs up.  If the international market looks promising for this BSG spin-off, then according to TV Wise's sources, there's a good chance Sanctuary is coming back for a fifth season.  (Though it could be its last.)

But the bottom line, for my money, TV Line's source says there's been no news on a Sanctuary renewal/return.  And that in this case, no news is probably bad news, because in years past, we've heard about renewals in the January time-frame of the year, and so far, we have heard nada! 

But that is just my opinion, and I could be wrong!
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Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, is another prequel to the wildly dark and popular Ronald D. Moore series/reimagining of Battlestar Galactica.

Blood and Chrome takes place between the eras of Caprica and BSG, and will follow the adventures of a young William Adama during the first Cylon War.

Blood and Chrome is being brought to us by David Eick (Caprica, BSG, Bionic Woman, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys) with Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) cast as the young William Adama.  Ben Cotton (Hellcats, Harper's Island, SGA, ) was set to play Coker Fasjovik & Lili Bord├ín (Silent Witness) will play Dr. Becca Kelly.  These are the three primary characters.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

'The Hunger Games' Movie Tickets Are On Sale NOW

Many folk I know are pretty hyped about The Hunger Games.  The readers of the books are excited, and the hype about the movie drive the book sales just over the top!  That's good.

I found The Hunger Games book series to be rather compelling, sucking me in and not letting me go until I finished all three books.  I was a reading zombie that needed more text for my brain as I lugged my kindle... everywhere to keep reading to see what happened next!  And it was a fun read...  Though I'm not quite sure how they'll do the Twilight rip get four movies out of three books, but I'm sure with enough fluff and huge amounts of filler like in Breaking Dawn, anything is possible!

Be it as it may, check out the press release below on the movie tickets for The Hunger Games going on sale today, 2-22-2012!



'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' "Massacre" Preview & Behind the Scenes Clips

In the upcoming episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, titled "Massacre," Count Dooku is at it again.  Dooku wants his revenge against the Nightsisters and General Grievous commits an all-out droid attack on the sisters.

But more importantly, this episode sparks two events within the realm of the animated Clone Wars series:

First, is the coming of the most dangerous Sith in the universe.

And secondly, this episode starts a four-episode story arc that takes us into the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.

“Massacre,” airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, February 24th on Cartoon Network.
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Three videos are included with this article... two preview clips from The Clone Wars and a behind-the-scenes clip of Sam Witwer voicing Darth Maul.



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'Spartacus: Vengeance' Marathon on February 25th


If you've missed any of the first episodes of Starz original series, Spartacus: Vengeance, and you have a little time on your hands, Starz is planning a Spartacus: Vengeance marathon on Saturday, February 25th, 2012.

The TV marathon will start at 9pm ET/PT and run episodes 1 through 5 back-to-back.  Then, you will be all caught up!

If you have been keeping up, the 2nd half of the season will commence on March 2nd.

Another tidbit they threw out there was that the show has already been picked up for a third season.  And why not?!  Despite the obvious gore and sex, it is a well written piece of drama.

Check out the press release after the break:

Exclusive Interview with Kevin Chapman From 'Person of Interest'

Cinema Static's Interview with Kevin Chapman:

Person of Interest is about a man named
Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who invented a machine that can track people and determine when a crime will occur.  Finch employs an ex-CIA agent, John Reese (Jim Caviezel), to carry out most of the physical labor involved in preventing these crimes.  While Finch and Reese do their thing, they catch the attention of Detectives Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman) & Joss Carter (Taraji P. Henson).

(Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Chapman in Person of Interest)

If you've been following Person of Interest, you know how the Detectives are doing in regards to their case regarding Finch and Reese.  (I am not spoiling it for anyone who is planning on watching it on DVD later or who may have serious time-shifted DVR sessions planned.)

Also, if you've been following the show, you know that it just won a 2011 People's Choice Award for Favorite New Drama.  Congrats to the cast & crew on that one!
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Interview with Kevin Chapman

Kevin has a great developing career in the entertainment industry.  He’s been a part of 20+ TV projects and roles in close to 30 different movies.
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I asked Kevin about Detective Fusco’s initial unwillingness being a helper in the scheme of things, and where that might go.  He confirmed that
Initially Fusco was unwilling in the beginning, but as time progressed he saw the good that Finch and Reese were doing and Lionel becomes a willing participant.
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I asked how he likes working with other primary cast members and if he had any juicy cast gossip.  I could not pry any inside scoops out of Kevin, but he made note that both Michael Emerson and Jim Caviezel are great to work with and that he previously worked with Jim Caviezel on the 2006 movie, Unknown.

This is the first project he’s worked on with Emerson.  He doesn’t spend an inordinate amount of time shooting with the leads, but he does spend a lot of time on set with Taraji P. Henson, who plays Det. Carter.  Believe it or not, underneath that serious looking facade we see in Detective Carter, Kevin said,
She is really an actress with a bubbly personality.  I like to make her laugh because she has an infectious laugh.
Who’d a thunk!?

Hollywood TV Insider’s Tidbit:

I had taken note that there are different directors for the series, which is different from the movie world.  Kevin enlightened me that in the process of TV,
Directors call the shots but it’s the producers that bring the overall vision that spans the entire season of a show.
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Jonathan Nolan is credited with creating the premise of Person of Interest and J.J. Abrams, the executive producer of the series.  I asked Kevin if he see’s these two often…
We don’t see J.J. Abrams that much, being as how busy the man can be.  (Cinema Static note: Production of the Star Trek sequel recently kicked it in gear)  But Jonathan Nolan comes by the set quite often.
Kevin pointed out that Craig Plageman (Cold Case, Law & Order) is the showrunner.
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A Little Bit About Kevin Chapman

His first movie project was the 1998 movie, Monument Ave (directed by Ted Demme) and in that same year, he shot the TV movie Vig, directed by the late Graham Theakston.
During our conversation, Kevin confirmed,
I had this classic, fairy tale discovery that we all dream about.  I was running the City of Boston Film Office when I met director Ted Demme.  Demme stared at me for a bit and then asked,
Can you act?
Kevin replied,
I think I’m intelligent enough to.
Demme had him do a quick script read & the rest is history so to speak.
After being bitten by the acting bug Kevin said,
I started looking around and auditioning  and ended up resigning from the Boston Film Office in 2000 and moved to Los Angeles.  I started studying the art of acting because I realized that raw talent alone can only get you so far and I needed to hone my skills in the art to be able to give more to my characters.
He presently has residences in Massachusetts, New York and Los Angeles.  His NY residence is for filming Person of Interest.  He’s married, with 2 children.

Kevin was in the Peabody Award winning TV series Brotherhood.  It showed on Showtime for 3 seasons and he calls it
One of the best unwatched shows on television.
He felt that the reason it didn’t last longer then three seasons was due being aired during the summer time-frame, when folks are on vacations and such.
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Of Kevin’s many guest appearances that he’s done, he said that his favorite guest spot was,
My multi-episodic guest arc on Rescue Me.  Denis Leary, knowing I could be funny (they met previously), took a chance and cast me in the Rescue Me (7-episode) guest spot.
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At the time of the interview, I had asked Kevin if he had heard anything from CBS on a series renewal for a 2nd season?
What do I know?  I wear makeup for a living.”  (So much for that attempt at another scoop!)
But as we all know, CBS did renew the show for a second season by now.
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An Inside Perspective on Acting

He had mentioned how his wife gets to see the show before he does because of his crazy production schedule.  It got me wondering about how different the final product is versus being there and actually making the episode.  Kevin’s reply was rather insightful, stating that,
A show is different to watch than when you’re filming something…  That’s due to the multiple takes with multiple angles that we do on the set.  What’s different is then seeing what was edited and what makes it to the final cut that airs.
As Kevin put it,
The magic is in the edit.
I thought that was an interesting insider perspective on the production process.
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Kevin doesn’t have any upcoming projects since he’s pretty busy with Person of Interest and is very focused on it.  As he put it,
To be honest, I want to give the best I can to my character, and give the audience what they expect.  I wouldn’t want to do anything else while working on a hit TV series.
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I kept trying to dig for some scoop and asked if he had any good teaser intel for Person of Interest?  He said,
I get in too much trouble giving out things I’m not supposed to.
He added that if he did, Jonathan Nolan (who’s a big guy) said he would
..come to his house and hold him down while J.J. Abrams would beat him with a blunt object.
Yea… OK… there’s some subtle incentive for not passing out scoops!  LOL.  Besides, I’m not going to mess with a man that looks like, well, he ain’t gonna be messed with!

My Rocking Chair Question

In all my interviews, I ask my interview-ending Rocking Chair question…  I asked him to imagine him sitting in a rocking chair on the porch, his life is behind him, he’s retired and life is good.  What would he reflect on during this idyllic moment.
Kevin said that
I got to do something that not a lot of people get the opportunity to do.  I got to work with some amazing people and got paid for it.  I count myself very lucky, that in the most competitive job in the world, I get asked to portray a character for TV and movie fans alike.”
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You can follow Kevin on Twitter at ( https://twitter.com/POIFUSCO ).  Person of Interest airs on Thursdays, at 9 P.M..  I also want to toss out a big thank you to Kevin Chapman for taking a few minutes from his busy day to chat with me and to Wendy for making this possible! 

And thank you to you, for coming by and checking out my interview with Kevin!
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'The Hunger Games' Nationwide Tour, The Schedule and What Cities

In support of the upcoming release of The Hunger Games movie, which opens in theaters March 23rd, 2012, the cast will be hitting the road promoting their new movie in a tour.

Starting on March 3, 2012, cast members such as director Gary Ross, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will kick of this tour in Santa Monica, CA..

It's an eight city tour that's sponsored by the Microsoft Store, China Glaze, and h2O Spring Water, and they'll be visiting Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

And the cool part is that fans can partake in cast Q&A's and enter contests to win Hunger Games schwag!  Sweet!

Check out the schedule below:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack List

EW's Music Mix column put out the official lineup of music for the soundtrack for The Hunger Games.

Artists behind some of the music include Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and others.  The selection of artists and music was done by T-Bone Burnett...

Here's the Hunger Games soundtrack list:

  1. Arcade Fire “Abraham’s Daughter”
  2. The Secret Sisters “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”
  3. Neko Case “Nothing To Remember”
  4. Taylor Swift “Safe & Sound ft. The Civil Wars”
  5. Kid Cudi “The Ruler and The Killer”
  6. Punch Brothers “Dark Days”
  7. The Decemberists “One Engine”
  8. The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Daughter’s Lament”
  9. The Civil Wars “Kingdom Come”
  10. Glen Hansard “Take The Heartland”
  11. Maroon 5 ft. Rozzi Crane “Come Away To The Water”
  12. Miranda Lambert “Run Daddy Run ft. Pistol Annies”
  13. Jayme Dee “Rules”
  14. Taylor Swift “Eyes Open”
  15. The Low Anthem “Lover Is Childlike”
  16. Birdy “Just A Game”

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Can't wait to hear 'em.

Cinema Static says thanks to Tim for sending me the link...

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Interesting Web Series: 'Wolfpack of Reseda'

Received an interesting press bit on a web series recently called Wolfpack of Reseda.  It's about Ben March and his mundane 20-something life.  But things get changed up when he becomes convinced that he’s been bitten by a werewolf.  In the suburban-Los Angeles sprawl of Reseda, CA.

Since he thinks he's a werewolf, he forms his own wolf pack.   All the while, the bite he got was on the waning moon, so we get to wait and see that once the moon does turn full in a later episode, if he really is a werewolf!

After receiving the press bit, I decided to check it out.  It isn't bad actually. 

Their pitch is that the web series is Office Space meets True Blood... but I was getting more of a vibe of Chuck or Jerry Seinfeld with a hint of werewolves.  It has the usual fare of office staffers, from the obnoxious to the cute.

Wolfpack of Reseda is produced by Fox Digital, in conjunction with Kia Motors.  

The official press release is below, and below that, the embedded first episode if you want to check it out for yourself.

Fox Digital Entertainment’s WOLFPACK OF RESEDA to Launch February 16
Developed in Partnership with Kia Motors, Eight-Episode Scripted Web Series Available via a Customized Show Environment on Myspace and Through a Variety of Digital Stores
WOLFPACK OF RESEDA, a new original, scripted web series produced by Fox Digital Entertainment (FDE), will premiere on Myspace on February 16. Produced in conjunction with Kia Motors America (KMA) – one of the fastest growing automotive brands in the U.S. - the series sees Ben March’s mundane, 20-something life transform when he becomes convinced he’s been bitten by a werewolf in the suburban-Los Angeles sprawl of Reseda.
Mixing elements of workplace comedy with the conventions of horror, WOLFPACK is a unique take on office life, the supernatural, and “winning.” After forming his own “wolfpack” and becoming the alpha dog of Reseda, Ben’s moon is on the rise, but will it turn him irreversibly into the beast that will raise Hell in the Valley?
WOLFPACK’s first season of eight episodes will debut weekly on Myspace starting February 16, and the series will also be available through a variety of digital stores.
WOLFPACK is produced by Fox Digital Entertainment, a division of 20th Century Fox that is dedicated to creating new and innovative content for emerging distribution channels.

About WOLFPACK OF RESEDA
Ben March hates his life. The torture of listening to motivational speeches from the slimy head salesman at work, the depressing apartment and foul smells of his Animal Control officer roommate at home, and – most of all – the crappy car that shuttles him between the two. There seems to be no escape from his suburban despair until one night he is bitten by a mysterious creature in the woods. Could he now be a werewolf?
Suddenly, he has the instincts of an alpha dog. For the first time, he pushes aside the mundane to do what he really wants with his life. Forming his own “wolfpack,” Ben makes his lair in Reseda, and has the run of the Valley. But soon, the threat of the murderous beast within him begins to rear its ugly head.
Mixing elements of workplace comedy with the conventions of horror, WOLFPACK OF RESEDA is a unique take on office life, the supernatural, and “winning.”





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