Friday, March 27, 2009

First Look ~ Centurion

From Rotten Tomatoes here's a first look from Centurion, Michael Fassbender's new film. Unfortunately there isn't a glimpse of him. Thank you Kathy for the heads up!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Taking Woodstock Trailer

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's new movie, directed by Ang Lee, Taking Woodstock will be in theaters August 14, 2009. Also staring Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsch, and Liev Schreiber.

Just a Week Until Michael Fassbender's Birthday!

Dont' forget ONE WEEK LEFT for Michael Fassbender Online (MFO) Fundraiser in honor of Michael's Birthday on April 2nd! They are close their goal, just £ 100 more!

MFO - Barretstown Birthday Charity - please see HERE

Here's the link to MFO: Michael Fassbender Online

Michael and Annette at the opening of Hunger at the Nuart

Hunger Returning to Theaters!

If you missed Hunger last time it was in theaters, it's back again in limited release!

Kendall Square Cinema - Cambridge, MA ~ Starts March 25
IFC Center - New York, NY ~ Starts March 25
Laemmle Music Hall - Beverly Hills, CA ~ Starts March 27
Bam Rose Cinemas - Brooklyn, NY ~ Starts March 27
AFI Film Festival - Dallas, TX ~ April 2 only
Shattuck Cinemas - Berkeley, CA ~ Starts April 3
City Cinemas 1, 2 & 3 - New York, NY

Monday, March 23, 2009

Inglourious Basterds Movie Trailer

Watch the trailer to Quentin Tarantino's new movie, Inglourious Basterds, staring Brad Pitt.

Visit the official site: Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds in theaters August 21, 2009

The Soloist ~ Mr. Ayers & Mr. Lopez

I've been waiting for The Soloist to open since last year when I had tickets to the Premiere during the AFI Film Festival and then it was suddenly pulled and replaced with Doubt. Later, I found out there was a studio dispute and the film was a casualty. Last night 60 Minutes aired a piece on the real people the film is about, Mr. Ayers & Mr. Lopez. If you missed seeing it, you must watch it!

Read more: How Mr. Ayers And Mr. Lopez Became Friends

To see the Soloist trailer visit the official site: The Soloist

The Soloist in theaters April 24, 2009

Wolverine's Tank Top

Another must have for every Wolverine fan - Wolverine's Tank Top.

Found on
Any chance you could find the undershirt worn by Hugh Jackman as Wolverine? — Chris
The X-Men prequel won't even hit theaters until May 1, but the trailer has already clawed its way onto the pop culture radar. Costumer Louise Mingenbach chose "Richelieu'' ribbed tanks by Swiss brand Zimmerli ($77; to show off Wolverine's buff arms because she liked the top's ''traditional look.'' Mingenbach had each tank aged to a different level of distress, using about 50 in all. We hope she saved them to sell on eBay later.

Another source for the Wolverine Tank Tops:

Sunday, March 22, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Contest

Wired and Marvel team up to give you a chance to attend the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Premiere.

Grand Prize (1): Winner and guest will win a trip to attend the premiere of the hottest movie of the summer.
First Prize (1): Winner drawn into a Marvel Digital Comic.
Second Prize (20): Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited subscription absolutely FREE!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Contest

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bad News for The Accidental Husband

The Accidental Husband is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Griffin Dunne and starring Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Colin Firth, Isabella Rossellini and Sam Shepard. The film is written by Mimi Hare and Clare Naylor and Bonnie Sikowitz, and is produced by Jennifer Todd, Jason Blum, and Uma Thurman. It was released on February 29, 2008 in the UK and was scheduled to be released on March 27, 2009 in the United States before being shelved indefinitely following the bankruptcy of its distributor, Yari Film Group's releasing division.

Well that sucks!

Movie Review ~ Duplicity

I went to an advance screening last night to Duplicity. Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite in a corporate spy con job. Don't run to the bathroom or go out for popcorn during Duplicity, you'll be lost if you do! I didn't and still got a little lost who was coning who.

Duplicity in theaters March 20, 2009

Movie Review ~ The International

I saw The International last week, but I haven't had a moment to post my review. It seems to be all about Clive Owen these days since I saw Duplicity last night, but more about that later (I'm not a huge Clive Owen fan, but he is growing on me!).

I loved the nonstop action throughout The International and the one big shoot-'em-up scene was really suspenseful, but the poor Guggenheim Museum! I love the ending, but I hate to think there is that corruption in the world, but I know there is.

The International in theaters now.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailers

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Movie Premiere

It's been a while. It's that time again, I'm in grading HELL! Grades have to be turned in by Monday 8:00 am. And then I will have about 3 weeks to enjoy some much needed time off!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds

The Premiere will be Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time: TBD (Celebrity arrivals are likely to start between 5 PM and 6:30 PM)

Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA

In theaters May 1, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

What Every Wolverine Fan Should Have

These knives, fashioned to look like Wolverine's deadly claws, were given to my son Ryan. I liked them so much, I now have my own set!

The Hot Men of Watchmen on Rachael Ray

Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson were on the Rachael Ray show. (Unfortunately this is only the second part of the interview.)

Jeffrey Dean Morgan on the Bonnie Hunt Show

If you aren't already in love with Jeffrey, prepare yourself, he's so adorable!

Gerard Butler ~ Law Abiding Citizen

Watch Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx on set and talking about their latest film Law Abiding Citizen on ET.

ET Online - Law Abiding Citizen

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Real Life

Real life has been hectic and today it seemed all odds were against me to write on my blog. Even the pets are on strike! My dog Zach went on an unauthorized walk and after chasing him in flip flops for 2 1/2 blocks I gave up. I went back home, which by then my daughter Loren was home. I changed into my walking shoes and we went back out to find him. There he was on the path we take every morning. I suppose he's mad at me since I had neglected him for the past two weeks. So today my cat Bologna decided to distract me while I tried to work.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Watchmen TV Appearances

Set your Tivos and DVRs!

Wednesday, March 11 ~ Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Billy Crudup

The Rachael Ray Show

Thursday, March 12 ~ Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The Bonnie Hunt Show

Watchmen 25.1M Opening Day

The girls and I went to the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood to watch the Watchmen on opening night, in my opinion the best way to see a film besides on IMAX! I took a group of seven kids along, so I've almost reached my ten tickets. For those of you who don't know, our group has a tradition of buying a 10 ticket minimum for each film we support. It's payback for all the great events we get to go to! So two more times to see the film, I think they will be IMAX!

Congratulations to the Watchmen cast and crew! Opening day Box Office total 25.1 Million!
For more info: All eyes on 'Watchmen's' box office: $25.1M opening day
Watchmen in theaters now

Friday, March 6, 2009

Meet Watchmen Composer Tyler Bates

Composer Tyler Bates will be signing the CD soundtrack for Watchmen on March 7th at 3 p.m. at Emerald Knights Comics and Games

Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
818-588-3631 / 588-3641

More Info: Emerald Knights Comics and Games

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wondercon 2009 ~ Star Trek Panel

I was excited to see this panel and the trailer. JJ Abrams came out first to pump up the crowd. The trailer was so cool!

Zachary Quinto

Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, and Zachary Quinto

Star Trek in theaters May 8, 2009

Wondercon 2009 ~ Alien Trespass Panel

AlienTrespass, a nod to the old sci-fi alien movies, looks like a hoot!

Left to right:
Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Dan Lauria, and R.W. Goodwin.

Wondercon 2009 ~ Pandorum Panel

Pandorum is definitely not a movie I would see with lots of things popping out and people ripping off their own flesh, but it was nice to see Ben Foster.

Left to right:
Ben Foster, Cung Le, and Antje Traue

Pandorum in theaters September 4, 2009

Wondercon 2009 ~ Watchmen Panel

The surprise invite to the Watchmen Premiere put me behind with writing about my trip to San Francisco for Wondercon where we had a fabulous time.

We were in line early, ready for the Watchmen panel. The line was long, out the door, and wrapped around the building.

Lois proudly wearing her Watchmen pin she won at the Cartoon Art Museum the night before. There was a lot of pin envy! LOL! Everyone asked where we got them. They proved to be a great conversation piece for the weekend.

There were plenty of people dressed as their favorite comic book characters.

We did pretty well, getting great seats in the second row.

Zack Snyder was the first to come out on stage. He talked a little about the film before we were treated with the first 20 minutes of Watchmen.
Then the cast was introduced one by one. Jeffrey immediately reclined back into his seat where he, Patrick, and Dave seemed to be having a great time.

A great smile from from Jeffrey and a big wave when he spotted us in the audience.

Dave Gibbons talking about how great it was to see the novel come to life.

Jackie, Billy, and Malin.

The audience asked the panel questions. My favorite question was:

Q: Jeffrey Are you ever gonna NOT die?
A: I think it's working for me so far.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Watchmen Premiere

We made it to Grauman's about 4 pm and met up with the rest of the girls. Hollywood Blvd was a mess, one side of the street had been closed off to make way for the canopied yellow carpet and the Owl Ship. No cameras were allowed so I left it in the car, but they let us keep our cell phones which I used to take pictures, which weren't great.

Fans lined the barriers to see the stars arrive
While waiting we saw the Watchmen bus drive by several times, a Star Tour bus you pay to ride in for a sightseeing tour of Hollywood.

We walked by the yellow carpet as the cast gave interviews to the press.

As we were waiting for the movie to begin we saw Clay Enos across the way so Maree and I went over to say hi. Clay introduced us to, I think, the art director to the film (sorry I can't remember his name). Clay told the man what loyal fans were were, Super Fans I think he called us. I don't know if it was Maree or me who said we're Watchwomen. They laughed, Clay said something like, "I like that!"

There were a lot of Watchmen fans around us who had gotten tickets through KROQ, a local radio station. A guy in front of me had all sorts of questions and was excited to see the film. We pointed out to the people around us the cast memebers, Dave Gibbons coauthor of Watchmen, Zack Snyder the director, and Tyler Bates who did the music. I guess my girlfriends and I were full of information.

After the movie we walked out to the lobby and I saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan. He was talking to a man with his back towards me. I waited a moment and when the guy began to walk away, I said, "Jeff!"
He turned and smiled. I said, "Hello, could you autograph my picture."
He said, "Sure."

Then Jeffrey autographed Maree's. A guy asked Jeffrey to sign his movie ticket. Jeffrey still had my Sharpie so I waited. Then more people asked for an autograph or to take a picture with him. Poor Jeffrey, he was swarmed, but he still had my Sharpie!
Finally someone began to lead Jeffrey away. He said, "Sorry guys I have to go." He looked around still holding my sharpie, I reached out, he smiled and handed it back to me.

Maree and I made it to the yellow carpet, just outside the doors, where Lois found us. She hadn't gotten Jeffrey's autograph who was still near us, but greeting some people. We waited until he finished so Lois could ask for an autograph. I took a picture of them with my cell phone, but it didn't turn out good. Poor Jeffrey, he got swarmed again!

We saw Clay again who talked to us a while. The rest of our group found us so I introduced him to some of the girls who hadn't gone to Wondercon. My daughter, Loren, caught up to us, so I had the opportunity to introduce her to Clay as well. We wished him well and he said good night. What a sweetie!

We waited to see more of the cast. Slowly they made it out of the theater so we asked them to autograph our movie tickets. Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Patrick Wilson, Tyler Bates, and Zack Snyder! We got a chance to say how much we loved the movie to him personally! He's such a cool guy.

The crowd thinned out as the staff started ushering people out of the area. We were walking away when we saw Jackie Earle Haley. We asked a guard if we could go back towards his direction, he was nice enough to let us. Jackie was the best when we asked for his autograph, he said, "I'd love to." He took his time to autograph each of our movie tickets and even included his Rorschach insignia, so cool!

In the end it was a wonderful night, a fabulous ending to my four day Watchmen weekend!