Of course this could just be idle speculation.
Of course this could just be idle speculation.
This last Star Wars film episode was a chance for a lot of fans to dress in costume. Two groups here in Victoria were out in force (pun intended) over the opening weekend and the costumes were excellent. My favorite was Vernon’s John Klinger, who made his own Boba Fett and came to Victoria to appear at Silver City with the 501st Legion during the opening weekend showings. The 501st is a fan costuming organization with members world wide, including a few of dozen members in BC, check their website at members.shaw.ca/outerrim
Sorry I haven't posted anything in the last few days. It's not that I don't have anything, just that I'm saving it for my print article. Attractions is due out late next week but my deadline was yesterday.
I have made a few tweaks to the blog; you may notice a new banner at the top. The building is Victoria's Legislative building which is often referred to as the Parliament Building, but that is in Ottawa. I've even heard tourists in the Inner Harbour try to say it’s the Queen's residence, or that that’s where she stays when she's in town. Uhhg! Silly tourists. I really need to write that book - Stupid Tourist Questions. The Moon, why the moon? I have a little company for my writing and other creative aspects called Night Shadows, so the moon symbolizes that.
The Green colours? I'm not 100% happy with them, but they'll stay for now. I hope you like what I'm doing with the images on the site; I'm just trying to create a good look.
A little about the rest of the site, Victoriawood Reports is the title to my Attractions Magazine Column about is Hollywood industry as it affects local Victorians. Falcona is my online name, as it were. My nickname is Falcon, and has been since I was about eight. I've used it on CB Radio, BBS's, D&D, any other Role Playing games I've ever played and at SF Conventions, but as the internet and the web grew I found it harder and harder to get falcon as an email or site name so I started using Falcon A (falcona).
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The tents are coming down at Mayfair Mall as I write this. This past weekend film crews shot final scenes for Meg Ryan and Adam Brody's romantic In the Land of Women. The film tells the story of a man who moves to Detroit to care for his Grandmother, Olympia Dukakis, after breaking up with an actress. Not planning it he forms a bond with the family across the street.
The other filming that was taking place on Vancouver Island was Eureka, a television pilot for NBC, shooting in and around Nanaimo. Eureka wrapped late May and is now in postproduction, as is In the Land of Women.
Now we have a bit of a break from filming, I know that there is a project other than X-Men 3 coming in a few weeks, but at the moment I cant say what it is. I’ll keep you posted as I can. I should have a first look at Whisper, staring Lost’s Josh Holloway.
Got to see Batman Begins last night, really good film.
To start the new DC Comics logo that I talk about in my print article was there, I wasn't sure what I was seeing at first and I'm still not sure what some of it was supposed to represent, like the eye of a female. It wasn't wowing at all.
Now is the film worth seeing? Yes! The movie stars off in modern times where Bruce Wayne is traveling to get to know himself, then it flashes back to his childhood and life with his parents. The flashbacks in this film make sense as to when they happen, but are not well done. It's almost like they shot the film as it being sequential and changed their mind to flashbacks in editing.
The film is true to Bob Kane’s original concept while adding enough modern elements like the new Batmobile and the enemy’s weapon. The setting of Gotham was dark with some bright spots, so not as gloomy as Tim Burtons take.
There is a little boy in a red shirt in the film, who spots Batman skulking around, then is saved by Batman and Katie Holmes, I have to wonder if this is supposed to be a future sidekick of his.
Michael Caine is great as Alfred, the ultimate butler and Morgan Freeman is great as Bruce’s ally at Wayne Industries. I understand that Warner Bros. brought these two and Liam Neeson in too help Christian Bale, as he’s not considered a strong performer.
The film ends with a nice tip towards a sequel and talk is already in place as to who might play the villain. Robin Williams, Mark Hamill and Adam Sandler are being mentioned.
***** Five Stars *****
X-Men 3 held a casting call looking for "ODD & UNUSUAL multi-racial men, women and children of all ages". I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this means we could see the Morlocks in this episode. If you’re not familiar with the Morlock, the name comes straight from H.G. Wells' Time Machine novel were an underground race attacks the humans living on the surface. The Morlocks in the X-Men Universe are a group of deformed mutants that hide in New York's sewer system form the hate of the regular people on the surface.
Will we see a X-Men 4? That really depends on the success of this film and the ability to reorganize the cast. What we'll probably see next will be Wolverine released in 2007 and if we are luck X4 in 2009. David Benioff, writer of Troy is working on the screenplay and Hugh Jackman is signed to lead the spin-off film.
Well it looks like all the speculation was right. Brett Ratner took the job of directing the X-Men 3.
Now the circle is now complete. Ratner was in the running for the first X-Men movie and lost out to Bryan Singer. Then he started work on Superman Returns and was knocked out by Bryan Singer, now he's running the X-Mansion.
Filming will start on schedule at Vancouver Film Studios without a hitch, this August 2, 2005, making the film ready for a May 19, 2006 release. We should have an actor named shortly for the role of Angel.
Cameron Bright has signed on to appear in a mid-season episode of Stargate SG-1. Bright is best known for his film roles, playing the cloned child in Godsend with Robert De Nero, and the husband reincarnated in Birth with Nicole Kidman. He has three other films in post-production as he now returns to Vancouver to shoot Sci-Fi Television for the first time since Dark Angel and Shadow Realm. Bright will play Orlin, a character previously played by Sean Patrick Flanery, whose busy on a film set and can not return to the Stargate set.