Friday, February 27, 2009

Stargate Universe cast

Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman will round out the cast of SCI FI Channel's new original series SGU: Stargate Universe. The four join previously cast Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith on the MGM TV-produced series, which began production last week in Vancouver.

SGU follows a band of soldiers, scientists and civilians who must fend for themselves after they are forced through a Stargate when their hidden base is attacked. The survivors, led by Dr. Nicholas Rush (Carlyle), emerge aboard an ancient ship, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth.

Phillips will play Col. Telford, a lifelong military man and the chosen leader of the ill-fated expedition. Ming-Na will play Camile Wray, a human resources executive with the international oversight committee that governs the Stargate program.

Levesque ("Smallville") will play Chloe Armstrong, the daughter and aide of a U.S. senator. Huffman ("Smallville") will play MSgt. Tamara Johansen, a field medic assigned to treat the seriously wounded.

Action at auction


If you haven't seen the story on the news, there is a big time auction going on right now for the Holly Grail of comic books. An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1, with the first appearance of Superman started taking bids, and is already up to $40,000. The auction is set to end March 13, two weeks from today.

I'll try to keep you updated.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oscar went to

The nominees are listed as prior posted, winners are highlighted.

BOLT
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

THE DARK KNIGHT
Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Heath Ledger
Achievement in Art Direction
Achievement in Cinematography
Achievement in Film Editing
Achievement in Makeup
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Achievement in Visual Effects

HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY
Achievement in Makeup

IRON MAN
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Visual Effects

KUNG FU PANDA
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

WALL-E
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing
Original Screenplay

WANTED
Achievement in Sound Editing
Achievement in Sound Mixing

For the full list look at Oscar.com

Friday, February 20, 2009

Half-Life comes to film


A Toronto film group working to test post processing abilities have shot a Half Life film. The live action piece by the Purchase Brothers called Escape From City 17 was based on Half-Life 2 and was shot on a shoe-string budget on $500. Word has it that two episodes were shot, and more are set to follow, but only one is currently available.


Sunday, February 08, 2009

Vampire Diaries on TV

The CW Television network is looking for a vampire show, now that vamps are back in vogue. They're trying to cash in on the trend by picking up a pilot based on L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries book series according to Variety

Vampire Diaries follows a young woman torn between two brothers, one good, one evil, both vampires. The two brothers battle for her soul and her pals, family and the small town where they live.

Originally published in 1993, Vampire Diaries revolves around a young woman whose torn between two vampire brothers. The brothers -- one good, one evil -- are battling for her soul, and the souls of her pals, family and the small town where they live.

Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawon's Creek) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY) will executive produce and write.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

SuperBowl Movie ads 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen


Star Trek


G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra


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Land of the Lost


Race to Witch Mountain