Friday, April 19, 2013

Let's Take a Break from Reality

I don't know if it's the celestial alignments, the changing times, future shock or what but we are not having a good April. I love horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres, not horror in real life. I have had enough of that, truth is stranger and more terrifying than fiction in this girl's life. It's the reason I lived in front of books and television/movie screens as a child, a tween, a teen and adult. Being human is difficult for some and harder to find humane humans more and more in the hard light of reality. There's more tenderness in Larry Talbot's wolf nature than in a lot of our fellow human travelers in this life and Dracula only wanted someone to love, eternally. Take a break this weekend, watch some good old fashioned fantasy movies, True Blood, Supernatural, Fringe episodes, some Bela, some sci-fi, you'll feel a hella better after. Peace, Love and Robert Smith I always say.

If you haven't seen Red Hill, you should, this interview makes me want to re-watch.
Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal, filmmaker Jon Cassar, actress Caroline Correa, actor Joe Manganiello "As Good As Gold" MAGNUM Gold" Film Premiere 
 Source: Mike Coppola/Getty Images North America via Zimbio There was free ice cream!
"As Good As Gold" premiered last night at TFF. More photos at JJ.

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 From Popcorn with Peter Travers

This looks like it was done at Sundance during the festival, love the questions too.
Joe M was on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen last nite.
More photos at Bravo.  He made a stop at PopSugar too, more photos.

From the What Maisie Knew facebook page
The stars of What Maisie Knew; Alexander Skarsgard, Onata Aprile and Julianne Moore shine at the InStyle party for the film.

Another trailer for Byzantium.
Dread Central has 9 Shocking Deaths on True Blood, from Gran to Russell, more at the link-
Of course we have to throw a couple honorable mentions out there first: She was one of the original murder victims that really set the tone for "True Blood," Adele Stackhouse (more commonly known as Sookie's "Gran") was in the wrong place at the wrong time when Rene Lenier came to her residence to kill Sookie. He ended up killing Gran instead. Sam Merlotte's brother, Tommy Mickens, got a chance to make some brotherly amendments before he succumbed to his injuries from the hands of the wolf pack. "Eggs" Benedict Tally was the victim of Jason Stackhouse's itchy trigger-finger when Jason misinterpreted Eggs' surrender as an attack on Sheriff Andy Bellefleur. And although her head-twisting sex scene with Bill Compton was even more stunning than her death, Lorena Krasiki's extermination at the hands of Sookie was a thriller!
Russell Edginton (Denis O'Hare)
All great things must come to an end, and that includes Russell Edgington…twice. Russell was consistently one of the best characters on the show, and after being exposed to the sun and encased in silver and concrete by Eric and Bill, it seemed as if one of the show's best villains was to be no more. However, Russell managed to escape his rocky tomb to rise again to wreak more havoc. Russell was finally given the true death by the vampire from whom he had taken the most. He was staked by Eric Northman.
Talbot (Theo Alexander) Talbot seemed almost untouchable. He'd been Russell Edgington's consort for 700 years, and the king was very much in love with him. But with love comes vulnerability, and Eric realized that. The Viking used Talbot's attraction to him to lure the Greek into a compromising position, where it was quite easy to "stab him in the back" and seriously wound Russell. The shock of the death was felt by Edgington miles away and evoked the wrath of the ancient vampire like never before.


Skip to 1:30 to hear the host mispronounce Alcide and talk about Joe.

The Irish actress and director Fiona Shaw  (TB's Marnie) stars as Mary, the mother of Jesus, in a one-woman show opening this week on Broadway. The Testament of Mary, which Colm Tóibín based on his own novel, presents not the saintly exemplar of maternal love familiar from religious paintings, but a woman of flesh and blood (and attitude). “I hope the trick of the play is that you’re meeting someone that you might meet in Brooklyn,” she tells Kurt Andersen.
Shaw is known for portraying larger-than-life women like Euripides’ Medea and Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. She can play big, but she doesn’t want to mythologize: “Our job is to take the myth of this great person and discover what is very ordinary,” she explains, “because in the end the theater is about each of us.” MORE audio at link.

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