Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lutz: I'll watch Johnson's Hercules



Kellan Lutz has revealed that he doesn't mind going up against Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson on the big screen.

Both actors are portraying Greek hero Hercules in upcoming films, and the Twilight actor admitted there is no rivalry between the pair because his film, Hercules: The Legend Begins, is "totally different" from Dwayne's version.

"I can't wait to see The Rock as Hercules. He (Dwayne) is a beast," he said.

"It's a totally different story to mine. Mine is more about the origins of Hercules, the beginning of his journey. You see him transform from a young boy... and he has to grow up, accept the fact he is Zeus' son and take up the reins to save his kingdom," the actor added.

‘Fast and Furious’ Star Paul Walker Dead at 40





Paul Walker, star of Universal Pictures’ “Fast and the Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday following a single-car accident in Valencia, Calif., according to TMZ. He was 40.

According to TMZ, Walker was either the passenger or driver in the accident. There was another person in the car, who was also killed, but it is unclear who was driving.






Adventures in Beta-ing

In a previous post, I very briefly wrote about the job of a beta. Essentially, this is the writer’s “second” – as in the second pair of eyes to look over the chapter before it’s posted for grammatical errors, continuity issues, and to ensure the story maintains its flow.

Since I am not so great with the actual fanfic writing myself but really enjoy the creative process of being involved in the whole Twi-fic world, I recently started beta-ing. Just a few chapters here and there and some stuff that hasn’t been posted yet. I love it! It’s really fun for me – like a complex math puzzle, but without the numbers so that it actually makes sense to me. The process fascinates me and I want to get further into it and gain more experience and understanding.

I personally think all authors could benefit from having such a person around to enhance their stories. Although I know nothing of the publishing world, I assume a beta is like the equivalent of a book editor but for the “amateur” level of fanfiction writing (which we all know crosses over more and more often now). Betas are available – why not use them? I’ve read a lot of stories where easily-fixed mistakes make me cringe. If plot, characterization, etc. are your strong points and you are maybe not as strong in the technicalities of writing, why not have another person help you out? Even if you are a “grammar nazi”, we all make mistakes from time to time and sometimes it takes another person to catch them.

The relationship between author and beta needs to be clearly defined. Different authors may want different things so the role of the beta is not always the same. In general, a beta finds and points out errors for the author to fix during rewrites. But a beta can be much more than that. Some authors have a beta and a pre-reader (or several of each). At first I didn’t understand this distinction and had to ask on twitter what the difference was. (Usually, at the top of a chapter, the author gives the prerequisite disclaimer of “no copyright infringement intended” and thanks their betas and pre-readers. I kept seeing that over and over and was confused.) It was explained to me that a beta handles the technical aspects whereas the pre-reader is there to help with continuity, plot ideas, and characterization. In some cases, a beta does both.

I asked friends of mine, Brina, a pre-reader, and Deena, an author, what they thought about the writer-beta relationship. They both agreed that the expectations need to be established in the beginning - what the author is looking for and what the beta is able to do.

Brina said, “When picking a beta you have to decide, do you want someone to fix grammar and typos or do you want someone who will do that plus make your story better, to give you ideas, to inspire to make you a better writer. They are there to catch the stuff you can’t and sometimes they are there to stop you from losing your way.”

At this point, I am not confident enough in my own abilities and lack the experience to be able to give criticism on story development. I made sure that the authors I read for knew this. I am going in with the intention of fixing punctuation, typos, and basic grammar rules alone. If something does occur to me, such as an error in continuity, I will point it out but I don’t specifically look for them.

It was agreed that honestly is the most important factor in the author-beta relationship. Deena said, “[You don’t want] someone who praises everything you do without giving any kind of feedback at all. You need the truth, not someone who says everything is great because they think that's what you want to hear.”

Another point my friends made was trust. The author needs to be able to trust her beta. Not only that she will be honest but that she will maintain confidentiality. As a beta, you are reading sometimes highly sought after stories before anyone else gets a chance to. Many times, they are submissions for contest for which you must be a vault and not even let anyone else know you are involved. Another aspect to that confidentiality is not bashing your author. It seems like common sense, but I have heard of this happening. A while back things were said on twitter by someone who was acting as the beta for a fairly popular story and she claimed the author would be nothing without her and took credit for the story’s brilliance. Boo to her! She sucks. (And is no longer attached to that story.)

I also think a beta needs to be aware of the difference between when something isn’t working and when something is simply a stylistic choice you may not agree with. It’s the author’s creative endeavour, not yours. You aren’t there to have the story written the way you would write it. You are there to help the author write the best story SHE can write. There’s no harm in making your opinions known and offering suggestions, just like anyone else who will be reading the story will inevitably do in reviews anyway, but it’s the author’s story and her choice to do what she wants with it.

'Catching Fire' sets Thanksgiving box office record





Action film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" led the North American box office with ticket sales of $35.6 million over the first two days of the long U.S. Thanksgiving weekend that began on Wednesday, while Disney's animated "Frozen," sold a hefty $26.3 million.

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Wolverine: Hugh Jackman’s ‘Real’ X-Men Costume Revealed in Alternate Ending



By next May, Hugh Jackman will have played the mutant hero Wolverine in seven different X-Men films (including the X-Men: First Class cameo) and not once has he worn one of his iconic costumes from Marvel Comics. In the trailer, image and teaser footage of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman suits up in new duds yet again (in the future and in the ’70s). But still no classic yellow and blue – at least that we've seen.

Box Office: 'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' Making Thanksgiving History

UPDATED: The pair of films will each rake in more money than any previous holiday title, not accounting for inflation; Spike Lee's "Oldboy" bombing.



Disney's family film Frozen and Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are making history at the Thanksgiving box office, where they are set to gross as much as $90 million and $100 million, respectively, for the Wednesday-Sunday stretch.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Frankie Muniz, Alison Eastwood Join Western in Arizona

'Hot Bath' sequel shooting in Tucson





Frankie Muniz, Alison Eastwood and Robert Patrick have come on board the sequel to the indie Western “Hot Bath an’ a Stiff Drink.”

Muniz is portraying a deputy on the project, which is currently shooting in Tucson, Az. Earlier this week, the former “Malcolm in the Middle” star disclosed he had recently suffered his second mini-stroke.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Not Quite Expendable: Stallone tries to make a star out of Statham

Still of Winona Ryder, Jason Stratham and James Franco in Homefront.


Once upon a time — the 1980s — you could walk into a movie theater any day of the year, plop down a few bucks, and watch one man kick another man's ass. Not every action flick was great, but most were good enough, the film equivalent of pizza. Back then, Jason Statham, the star of the new action drama Homefront — and another two dozen just like it — would have been a forgettable punching bag. Today, he's an action lover's last hope, though we support his career with the same dutiful gusto as tea partiers voting Romney.

Jennifer Lawrence isn’t finished with 2013 yet. Box office records shattered, she’s making Oscar noise, too.




Jennifer Lawrence was paid $500,000 for her first turn as Katniss Everdeen in the then-unproven 2012 adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ young adult dystopian fantasy, The Hunger Games. For the second installment, the 23-year-old actress from Kentucky was paid $10 million. Not a bad pay raise. And not a bad investment for a film that opened to the tune of $158.1 million in ticket sales last weekend, the biggest opening ever for a November release. On top of that, Box Office Mojo ranked THG:CF's take as the sixth-biggest opening on record, and third all-time among 2D-only movies.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Say Goodbye To....Morrow

The end really is coming...Last night's episode of Sons of Anarchy proved that point undeniably. When I look back to their panel at Comic Con this past summer, I remember Ron Pearlman referencing that this season was all about redemption for his character. I do think that throughout the season we did see Clay Morrow try to redeem himself. Since the beginning Clay has always found a way to come out unscathed. However, last night, this was not the case. 
A bullet to the neck, by the hand of his "son." A chest riddled with bullets for the man who was responsible for the death of Jax's father. An ex wife, who claims hatred for this man, stands 30 feet away, and watches her son kill him so brutally. And she never saw it coming. 
There has been quite a few deaths of our beloved characters through the seasons; Piney, Otto, Opie (one of the hardest to watch), but seeing the end for Clay Morrow was EPIC. What does the future hold for SAMCRO? Its Teller-Morrow no more...

Monday, November 18, 2013

What's Their Fate?

Just one more day until the next episode of Sons of Anarchy. One could say that the fate of everyone is on the line. That being said, one of the hardest story lines to watch this season is about Tara. Has she really gone off the deep end? What are your thoughts? In the beginning I completely understood her desire to get her children away from Charming, away from the club. However, after seeing her last week, I saw something beyond hopelessness. Her master plan to escape completely unraveled before her, leaving her with no alternative. Watching Tara walk out of Patterson's office, I genuinely felt scared for her well being. She looked like she was seriously riding the crazy train. Of course she did just witness Jax in bed with that blond piece of old trash. AGAIN!!!! 
Let me not dwell on that...Switching gears, the fate of the club relies on Jax's plan against the Irish. Will they ever be out of the gun business? Can they pull this off, and walk away unscathed...what do you think?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Ready to Fall" Cover release!

IT IS HERE OFFICIALLY!!!!!! Daisy Prescott's exciting new release has an official cover and it is gorgeous. Here it is with a little blurb.


When you fall, you fall hard...

Readers first fell in love with John Day as the hot next-door neighbour in Romantic Comedy Best Seller Geoducks are for Lovers. Tall, dark and handsome is an understatement. With the beard, a dog named Babe, and his ever present plaid shirt, John is a modern lumberjack in more ways than one.

Lurking beneath the flannel and beard could be the heart of a romantic. Or is John a wolf in flannel clothing?

After his neighbour rents out her cabin for the winter, John finds himself playing fireman and tour guide to Diane Watson, a beautiful brunette with her own messy past and recent scars. When an ex shows up unexpectedly, their lives will be changed forever.

Will he be ready to fall in love? Or will he fall back into his old, flirty ways?

Hold onto your heart... and get ready to fall for John Day.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Samuel L Jackson talks Star Wars: Episode VII.... again




It's official: Samuel L Jackson likes talking about 'Star Wars: Episode VII' more than the internet does.

Jackson was a guest on David Letterman's US talk show last night and had some very interesting things to say about the latest 'Star Wars' movie.

Okay it's not that interesting.

"I went to London to start another film, and I'm in the film with Mark Hamill so I asked Mark if he'd heard from J.J. Abrams, and he said: 'No'. Then all of a sudden Ewan [McGreggor] was there and I spoke to him on the phone and asked if he was there doing 'Star Wars' and he said: 'No, they didn't call me."

Go on...

"So I was thinking maybe all three of us should get together and just and go over to the 'Star Wars' set one day and just stand around and see if maybe they could use some old Jedi."

That's more like it.

Jackson clearly loves 'Star Wars' and it's always great to see actors speaking as fans. He'd jump at the chance to be in the new film, even though his character Mace Windu was electrocuted and thrown off a skyscraper some 60 years prior to when 'Episode VII' will take place in the 'Star Wars' universe.

As for the little nugget about Mark Hamill not being involved, we all know that he likely will be, so maybe Sam Jackson was just being a bit creative with his story.

With two years until the film hits cinemas, stay tuned for a lot more of Jackson's 'Star Wars' ramblings.



Morgan Freeman supports Ben Affleck as Batman



Morgan Freeman, who played a prominent role in 'The Dark Knight' series, has slammed the outcry over Ben Affleck playing the new Batman.

The Academy award winner said it was wrong to judge Affleck before watching his performance.

"Listen: Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Val Kilmer, and Christian Bale have played it. It's a franchise! It'll stand on its own merits, and you can't really say anything until he's done it. The pre-judging was strange. Give him a shot!," Freeman said.



Wednesday, November 13, 2013

'Arrow': David Ramsey on Diggle vs. Deadshot, Stronger Team Bond and 'Huge' Reveals





Oliver Queen's right-hand man John Diggle faces his past on Arrow when he learns that his ex-wife, Lyla Michaels (a high-ranking ARGUS agent), has been captured in Russia while on a quest to find Deadshot.

Naturally, Diggle recruits Team Arrow (Felicity and Oliver) to help in his dangerous mission, bringing them outside the borders of Starling City to Russia. To say things get complicated is an understatement, with Oliver's Queen Consolidated partner Isabel Rochev on Team Arrow's heels.

First Trailer: ‘Maleficent’

In theaters May 30, 2014



Disney has unveiled the first trailer for “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie.

The film stars Jolie as Maleficent, the most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville also star.

“Maleficent” is produced by Joe Roth, directed by Robert Stromberg, and written by Linda Woolverton. Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, Palak Patel and Sarah Bradshaw serve as executive producers.

Source: variety

Universal Shifts ’50 Shades’ Release Date to February 2015






Universal has shifted the release date for “50 Shades of Grey” to Feb. 13, 2015.

Ghost to be turned into TV series





Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze's film Ghost is being adapted for the small screen.

Paramount is making a television show based on the 1990 supernatural love story about a man who is murdered and communicates with his fiancee through a medium, reported The Wrap.

They have hired Akiva Goldsman and Jeff Pinkner to pen the pilot for the series.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with Akiva and Jeff, two deeply creative and accomplished talents, on the television adaptation of this classic supernatural drama," Paramount TV president Amy Powell said.

Ghost followed Sam Wheat (Patrick) who teams up with psychic Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg) after he is murdered, so he can avenge his death and say goodbye to his fiancee Molly (Demi).

It made more than 500 million dollars worldwide and scooped two Oscars, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Whoopi.

The movie also inspired a stage version, Ghost The Musical.


Source: uk.movies

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moved to Valentine’s Day 2015, first look at Christian and Anastasia released!



The Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been delayed until February 13, 2015, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The book to film adaptation of E.L. James novel was previously set for a debut on August 1, 2014. The six-month delay means that the film can now be marketed as a romantic movie for couples considering a dinner and movie date on the weekend designated for love.

David Beckham shows off his package in new pants campaign. Ph-WOAR.


If we sound like we're slurring a bit, it'sh becaush we've been popping the old champagne. Why? Because David Beckham's only gone and stripped off again for the latesht H&M ad campaign. *Hic*.

In the pictures, Becks shows off his body in all its glory while sitting in some kind of disused swimming pool. There's some nice tile-work going on, which must have taken someone hours to go over with Flash.

In the first image, the footballer is seen staring moodily into the camera while wearing a pair of burgundy kecks. Haha, Becks in kecks. We did a funny.

The second one sees him in a fitted white t-shirt and matching pants, which really make his tattoos pop out at you. And his thighs are, well… they're just, um. What? Oh goodness, look at the time. Must be getting on. We'll just, er, bookmark this page, OK. Right. Good.

Anyway, here's Becks in pants. YOU'RE WELCOME.







Source: heatworld.com


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ehle excited about Fifty Shades



Jennifer Ehle has confessed she hadn't read Fifty Shades Of Grey until she signed up to appear in the movie.


The Zero Dark Thirty actress will play Anastasia Steele's mother in the big screen adaptation of EL James' erotic novel.

Lawrence first-time producer with 'Glass Castle'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence will not only star in the upcoming film adaptation of Jeanette Walls' 2005 best-selling memoir "The Glass Castle," the project will also mark her first time as a producer.

Kate Upton for Entourage movie?

Kate Upton is reportedly in talks to play the female lead in the Entourage movie.

The 21-year-old swimwear model and Sports Illustrated cover star has been making her way into movies with cameos in comedies Tower Heist and The Three Stooges last year.
Now multiple sources on the Entourage movie have told The Wrap that while Kate has not been formally offered the role , she is in early discussions to join the cast.
A representative for Kate denied that any such talks are under way, but acknowledged that there was interest in the model for the project earlier this year.
Last month Doug Ellin, creator of the hit HBO TV series, confirmed the big screen spin-off had finally got the green light.
Jeremy PivenAdrian GrenierKevin ConnollyKevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara are all said to have signed up to reprise their roles in the movie version.
It is thought Kate could be playing the love interest of movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), who always had a thing for curvy blondes.
Filming is due to begin in January 2014.
Kate will next be seen opposite Cameron Diaz in comedy The Other Woman.



Hemsworth: Lawrence good role model

Liam Hemsworth has said he thinks his The Hunger Games: Catching Fire co-star Jennifer Lawrence is the ideal role model for young women, and that there should be more female-fronted action films.

Statham to follow up Craig role




Jason Statham has bought the rights to JJ Connolly's novel Viva La Madness, the sequel to Layer Cake.


The Expendables star will take on the role played by Daniel Craig in Matthew Vaughn's 2004 film after he and his manager and producing partner Steve Chasman acquired the rights, Deadline reported.

In Layer Cake, James Bond star Daniel played an unnamed successful drug dealer whose last job went badly wrong. Viva La Madness, which took Connolly 10 years to write, sees his anti-hero looking for a beach to land on now he has retired, only to get caught up in yet more crime, involving trans-Atlantic drug deals and Venezuelan cartels.

Connolly - who recently wrote heist feature H for Guy Ritchie - will adapt the book for the big screenplay himself.



Source: independent.ie

Monday, November 11, 2013

#MusicMonday - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

An oldie but a goody. I have seen them perform countless times up in Boston. They put on the most energetic show, you want to just tap your feet and get moving. Their punk ska, infused music is just infectious and you want to move and dance and not have a bad day. 
The lead signer Dicky Barrett is also the announcer for the Jimmy Kimmel show and I was able to meet him and had my fangirl moment last year when I was in LA. 
I hope you take a listen and let us know what you think. 
-Jenn 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Adele almost replaces Cheryl Cole as the face of L'Oreal and 'turns down' £12m deal!





Adele has walked away from a £12m deal with L’Oreal…phew you’re safe Cheryl Cole.

Agreeing a deal would have resulted in Adele replacing current ambassador Chezza, who signed her own contract with the brand in 2009, and currently receives £500,000 a year.

Is David Beckham about to become Sir David?





Golden balls himself David Beckham is reportedly in line to receive a knighthood after being put forward for the New Year's Honours List.

After officials carry out standard checks, including assessing his £165m net-worth, final approval is due later this month.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Haters Gon’ Hate

I mentioned last time that there is a lot of hate directed towards fanfic and the authors who write it. As with anything posted online, it seems to bring the dregs of society out in full-force. Hiding behind the anonymity that the internet provides is a shameful way to behave. There is an enormous difference between constructive criticism and just being nasty for its own sake.

MARISKA HARGITAY ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Joins The Hollywood Walk Of Fame







Mariska Hargitay got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! I love her on ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ so I’m glad to see this happening. Mariska had her family on hand to celebrate with her. I think this is the first time I've seen all three of her kids. They’re adorable!

Mariska looked gorgeous in her LBD. She looks absolutely radiant, doesn't she? In addition to Mariska, plenty of her Hollywood pals were on hand, including Hilary Swank, Debra Messing, Maria Bello, Danny Pino, and Blair Underwood. Check out the gallery for all the pics. Congratulations, Mariska!

Photos by KM/FAMEFLYNET

Source: imnotobsessed.com

Friday, November 8, 2013

Truths

What a powerful episode of this week's Sons of Anarchy. I wanted to write about it sooner, but I had to digest it all. I think most viewers know that more than likely next season will be the last season in the series. For me this episode made a sharp turn in the series. It was all about the truth. There are so many twists and turns in each episode, lies and deceit to both hurt and protect the club. Watching Jax find out what Tara was doing, was painful to watch. I'll go into that further, but first I think what was most shocking was Gemma finally telling the truth about what happened to John Teller. The series began with Jax finding his fathers journal of his thoughts about what the club was supposed to be, what it became and his fears of his own life. As the series progressed we the fans found out the entire truth, but to finally hear Gemma admit it to Nero, to say it aloud was such a powerful moment. But will Gemma ever tell Jax, the one person who needs to know the full truth of what happened to his father. Now is the time for Gemma to make amends with her past, before Tara says it first. 
And poor Tara, rocking her baby, with a gun on her lap...not knowing whats in store for her now that Jax knows the truth. Tara by far has gone way over the edge this season. While I understand her fierce desire to get her boys out of Charming, away from that lifestyle, lying about a pregnancy and staging a fake miscarriage is crossing the line by extremes. Jax hasn't always made the right choices, but no one can deny the love he has for Tara. Where does he go from that truth, that anger, that hurt? 

Twilight Is and Will Always Be Forever

When I first started writing about the “dirtiest clean book” you've ever read, I was holding back any and all emotions, I didn't want to finish this article that meant my story and journey was over. With the anniversary of Tent City, fan camp the Breaking Dawn part 2 premiere I knew it was time for me to finish my story.

Twilight is forever it will always been ingrained in our lives and in our hearts. Think I am wrong, just look at the people you tweet with, have a laugh with go on vacations with they are more than likely our friends that we have met due to the phenomenon of this book series and movies. We are part of something so special and unique it is almost hard to put into words.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thor's Jaimie Alexander On Revealing Dress: 'Tape In Places That Tape Has Never Been!' (Roll Call)

Asgardian-Strong Tape!: Jaimie Alexander made a big splash last night at the "Thor: The Dark World" premiere when she stepped out in a very revealing dress! Access Hollywood spoke to the 29-year-old actress, who plays warrior Sif in the "Thor" sequel, about her a black Azzaro Couture gown. "Strategically, there is tape in places that tape has never been before!" she said of the gown, which shows off some major skin in the front and the back. "How, I'm not quite sure. I think I turn into a pumpkin at midnight."









Source: yahoo.com

AFM: Taylor Kitsch to Play Psycho Cop in 'Exit 147'

The "Battleship" and "Friday Nights Light" alum will star in the thriller from "Kinky Boots" director Julian Jarrold.

SANTA MONICA – Battleship star Taylor Kitsch has signed on to star in Exit 147, a thriller directed by British helmer Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane) which Umedia is presenting to buyers at the AFM.

‘Star Wars Episode 7′ Holds Open Casting Call in U.K.

Meetings begin Nov. 9 in Bristol


The Force is calling for bright, pretty young things in the U.K.
Under the disguise of a generic movie featuring young male and female leads, Disney put out a casting call in Blighty for what is being interpreted as the studio’s upcoming seventh “Star Wars” installment.

Lionsgate Expands China Streaming, Includes ‘Twilight Saga: Eclipse’

Deal includes 'Tree of Life,' 'Princess Bride, 'Dirty Dancing'



Lionsgate has signed a multiyear licensing with China’s Jiaflix for streaming “classic” Lionsgate and Summit films such as “Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Tree of Life,” “The Princess Bride” and “Dirty Dancing.”
The agreement also covers selected new releases for transactional and subscription video on demand on M1905.com, China’s official streaming Website.
The deal was announced by Lionsgate’s Jim Packer, president of worldwide television and digital distribution, and Jiaflix principals Sid Ganis, Marc Ganis and Kenneth Huang.
“We’re pleased to be in business with our friend Sid Ganis and the entire team at Jiaflix,” said Packer. “This agreement reflects our continuing commitment to monetizing our library and licensing our motion picture and television content to the large and growing Chinese marketplace.”

DS Miller's back! Olivia Colman confirms she has signed up for the second series of Broadchurch

Olivia Colman has confirmed she'll return to Broadchurch.
The 39-year-old actress will reprise her role as DS Ellie Miller in the popular murder mystery drama, when it returns to screens next year for series two, but she won't make an appearance in an upcoming US remake featuring David Tennant.
At the screening of new BBC One two-part drama The 7.39, she said: 'I don't want to get myself in trouble but I think it's set in stone.'
The brunette beauty - who won two TV BAFTA awards for her roles in comedy Twenty Twelve and drama The Accused earlier this year - enjoyed taking the summer off and spending time with her family after a jam-packed year of working.
She said: 'I was nervous I wouldn't know what to do with myself but it turns out I am more than brilliant at doing nothing.'
However, Olivia previously said she has been forced to put off going to the shops to buy milk since starring in Broadchurch in case people recognise her.
She said: 'It's a bit peculiar and I'm sure I'll get better at it. But if I need a pint of milk, I'll wait until I really need to go.
'Where I live, everybody knows me so that's fine, but away from home it's slightly daunting - and I'm a bit of a chicken.'
Broadchurch was a huge hit for ITV when it aired to critical acclaim and incredible ratings figures earlier this year - becoming the most-watched new drama of 2013.


Huge success: Broadchurch, in which Olivia starred alongside David Tennant, became the most watched TV drama of 2013


Source: dailymail.co.uk

‘Mad Men’ Was Filming At LAX During Shooting

“Mad Men” was in the process of filming an episode at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning when a deadly shooting incident occurred at the travel hub, according to tweets from a production staffer.
Plenty of other bizzers were caught up in the shooting drama and the traffic snarl that ensued around 9:30 a.m. PT as the airport was evacuated while law enforcement hunted for the shooter.
Dustin Woods, a key grip on the AMC’s “Mad Men,” tweeted that the series was filming in American Airlines’ Terminal 4 at LAX, one terminal away from where shots were fired at approximately 9:20 a.m. PT.
Woods tweeted to TV Guide’s Michael Schneider that the show on which he was in production was “Mad Men,” noting that it was the program’s first day back lensing.
AMC declined to comment.



Source:  news talk florida

Aaron Eckhart Will Fade Out

In psychological thriller for Robert Salerno




Last time we encountered Aaron Eckhart he was handcuffed to a railing outside the White House situation room in Olympus Has Fallen. Not inside. Outside. Call us old-fashioned but we think an actor of his calibre - the erstwhile Harvey Dent, no less - deserves better, which is hopefully what his new thriller Fade Out will provide. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it's a Hitchcockian potboiler that'll see Eckhart's character recovering from a nervous breakdown in a beachside villa with a stunning wife to tend his brow and make him tasty cocktails. As his recovery progresses, he starts work on a screenplay in which a cuckolded husband murders his cheating wife. Guess what? Life begins to imitate art, as the screenwriter loses his grip on what's real and what isn't. 

Fade Out is the debut feature of Robert Salerno, a veteran producer behind Oscar-worthy dramas such as Arbitrage and A Single Man. In turn, Enough Said producer Anthony Bregman will be overseeing things alongside Naomi Despres.

"[It's] as irresistible as a potent Caribbean cocktail: a twisted mind-bending thriller set in a sun-soaked beach town - from a smart script full of surprising twists, and with true artists in front of and behind the camera,” said Bregman. 

Pulitzer Prize winner and The Witches Of Eastwick screenwriter Michael Cristofer is the man behind the script. Shooting kicks off in Puerto Rico in February.




Source: 
Empire Online

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

James Mangold & Hugh Jackman To Return For 'The Wolverine' Sequel



“I wasn't even sure after the first [stand-alone] film if I would do another,” Hugh Jackman said about returning for another "The Wolverine" movie in the run-up to this summer's film. “I won’t say never, because I’m still loving it. But there would have to be a pretty compelling reason.” And while those compelling reasons are yet to be declared, it's probably a safe bet that the movie's $413 million worldwide haul—making it the second best performing X-Men movie ever—has something to do with it.
Deadline reveals that both director James Mangold and Jackman are in negotiations to return for a sequel, and really, was there any doubt this was going to happen? With Fox pretty much planting the seeds of massive world building with next year's "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" (which was given a credits stinger in "The Wolverine" with the appearances of Charles Xavier and Magneto), it was only matter of when they were going to get the ball rolling. So now they have a director and star, but what about a script?
Well, Mangold will apparently pen the treatment but no word yet on whole will write the first of what will probably be many drafts, given Fox's usual operating method. But as they watch Marvel now churn out two movies per year, we'd wager this won't be one Fox will want to keep in development hell for too long. Will "The Wolverine 2 But Actually 3" serve as the buffer between 'Days Of The Future Past' and whatever X-Men adventure comes after that? If we were betting men...

Source: indiewire

Ed Sheeran has written and performed his first new solo song in two years for 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug.'

Popular 'A Team' singer Ed Sheeran lends his voice to Middle-Earth




Howard Shore's award winning epic scores for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' have always been one of the consistently brilliant things about Peter Jackson's trilogies. They epitomise the classic and fantasy nature of Middle Earth. But this time they won't be alone as there will be a touch of contemporary thrown in as Ed Sheeran's dulcet tones will be gracing 'Desolation of Smaug'
Sheeran, is best known for such songs as 'A Team' and 'Give Me Love' but hasn't released a new solo song in almost two years. He recently co-wrote and performed a single with Taylor Swift entitled 'Everything has Changed' and was also working on his second album, which is due for release in February 2014.
However Sheeran has written and performed the rather fittingly titled song 'I See Fire', which will be released as a single, but won't feature on his new album. The song will be appearing during the end credits of 'Desolation of Smaug' and will mark a decidedly cotemporary ending to the film franchise usually known for its epic final scores.
Sheeran announced the news of his new single through Twitter, and then went on to explain that he produced and played every instrument on the track, except the cello. I mean, even Ed Sheeran has his musical limits! He says ""I got the chance to produce and play all the instruments on it apart from the cello. Managed to learn violin for a day, hope you all dig it."
Thankfully, you don't have to wait until the film to hear the song, the song has been released and is available on I-tunes as part of the Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug soundtrack, and you can also grab a cheeky listen of it over at DigitalSpy. I have to say, I'm very impressed, I had my worries that a contemporary song wouldn't work at the end of the Hobbit, but the song that Sheeran has produced is a slow perfect song reminiscent of 'The Misty Mountains.'

Using a contemporary band to make music for a fantasy series seems to be a growing trend started by 'Game of Thrones' who had guest bands such a 'The Hold Steady' and ''The National' perform an end credits song for them, and they'll have 'Sigur Ros' for Season Four.
The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug will air on the 13th December this year, but as previously mentioned the soundtrack for it is released now, including Sheeran's song. So what do you think, do you like it?

New Divergent Poster Lands

Introducing Maggie Q is Tori

Neil Burger's new sci-fi Divergent will be looking to muscle in on The Hunger Games and Ender's Game's turf early next year so expect its marketing campaign to crank up a gear or two soon, starting with a batch of posters introducing the characters. Maggie Q, ink guru Tori in the film, gets the ball rolling with this oddly-lit affair that flaunts her trademark tattoo.




That black and white hawk symbolises represents a fear of the dark Tori must overcome. (She won't be enjoying this poster much.) A member of Dauntless faction, she's the go-to tattoo artist and a mentor of sorts to Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley). Her brother was killed, presumably for being divergent, leaving her nursing a deep-rooted desire for revenge. She's gonna kick some ass, basically. 

Adapted from the first Veronica Roth’s series of novels, Divergent is set in a society where people are divided into social factions based on their personalities. It’s all part of a drive to end years of civil strife and war that has wracked a future America. 

Tris, however, is different. She doesn’t belong in any one faction, and her divergent nature means she’s a threat to the orderly running of the civilization. 

 


Things aren’t easy for those who are identified as different - and by different, we mean dangerous. She joins the Dauntless (courageous) faction but there, together with friends and her mysterious, handsome trailer Four (Theo James), Tris must face the perils ahead and figure out the plans of Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet), the stern figurehead she’ll have to defeat.

Source: Empire online

Could You Let Her Go...

This week's episode of the Walking Dead had almost a quietness about it, yet what a turn of events. How could Rick let Carol go? Was he in the right to do that? In a way, Rick saved her life. She would surely have faced her death or fight for her life had she returned with Rick. Would it have ended up a camp divided? 
I'll be interested to see what the aftermath is going to be when everyone finds out what Carol did, and Rick's decision to leave her behind. I think the biggest obstacle Rick will face is Daryl. Through the seasons, we have seen Daryl have an especially soft spot for Carol. many hoped maybe the two would take on a more intimate role with one another. 
I think what Rick did was harsh, but he knew his audience. By that I mean I don't think he would have been able to let her go if he didn't feel she could protect herself. Carol is by far one of the most changed characters since the show first aired. When we first meet Carol, she's this quiet, meek woman, who's scared like everyone else. Then we get a glimpse of her real life, an abusive husband - both verbally and physically. We see how she just stands by this pitiful excuse of a man. Suffice to say, he gets killed, and not before an ass beating he severely had coming. That's one person I did not miss. But then she losses Sophia, her daughter. After Sophia, we start to see a subtle change in Carol...but not until season 4 do we see a 180 from the fragile scared woman in those beginning episodes. The Carol we know today is hard, almost reminds me of Shane in a way. Is that why Rick could let her go so easily? What are your thoughts?

Monday, November 4, 2013

#MusicMonday - Tom Bertram - Kiss You (One Last Time) - [Official Music Video]

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The Weinstein Company Picks Up ‘Peaky Blinders’

British gangster series is produced by Caryn Mandabach



LONDON — The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. television and SVOD distribution rights to British period gangster series “Peaky Blinders,” which is produced by Caryn Mandabach (“Nurse Jackie”), created by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises”), and stars Cillian Murphy.
The deal, which was inked by distributor Endemol, covers the first three seasons, with an option to acquire further seasons.
The series premiered on BBC Two on Sept. 12 and has achieved an average all audience consolidated viewing figure of approximately 2.4 million across the series, and an average market share of 9.54%, which is an increase of 13.3% on the channel benchmark for the time period.
The series is set in England’s second biggest city, Birmingham, in 1919, and centers on the Shelby family, who lead a feared gang called the Peaky Blinders, named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. Until now they have made money from illegal bookmaking, protection and the black market, but when a crate of guns goes missing from the local arms factory, Thomas Shelby (Murphy) sees an opportunity to move up in the world.
The cast includes Sam Neill, Helen McCrory (“Hugo,” “Harry Potter”) and Annabelle Wallis (“Snow White and the Huntsman”).
The second season of the skein, which is produced by Caryn Mandabach Production and Tiger Aspect Production, will start production in January.


Source: variety

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Twilight is Forever

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Ellen Page: Beyond Movies

The young actress goes beyond the pale in a revolutionary new computer game, writes Ronan Price



"It was the most difficult acting job I've ever had," says Ellen Page. "The concept is huge and there are incredible action sequences, locations all over the world but there's also this beautiful drama within."

The 26-year-old Canadian actress talks excitedly about her latest project, lapsing occasionally into luvvie speak – "incredibly challenging," "fulfilling experience" – but there's no doubting her enthusiasm and sincerity. Thing is, she's not discussing a new movie or become the latest Hollywood star to cross over into a big-hitting TV series.
Instead, Page has spent months in a mostly empty room making a videogame with craggy-faced thespian Willem Dafoe called Beyond: Two Souls. Their wardrobe consisted of nothing more than black catsuits covered in tiny grey balls. Their props were frequently just lumps of wood or metal.
"It was strange because it felt so foreign to me," admits Page of the set-up in the motion-capture studio. "It sort of felt like jumping off a cliff a little bit. Maybe that's what I did, jumped, I guess."
Frankly, it was not a good look for an Oscar-nominated actress – even her face was dotted every day of the shoot with the grey balls – but the effort was worth it because she humanises the most extraordinary game of 2013.


Source:  Independent.ie