Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Mentalist: Video: Owain Yeoman Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - The Mentalist: Owain Yeoman

Interview |03:13 |

Hollywood 411's Madison Michele hangs with THE MENTALIST co-star Owain Yeoman for a behind-the-scenes look at what life is really like on this year's breakout TV hit!

Bones - TV Guide Canada: Hart Hanson on November Sweeps

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Bag of ‘Bones’

By Amber Dowling


‘Bones’ creator Hart Hanson dishes on Jared and November Sweeps

Bones creator, executive producer and fellow Canadian Hart Hanson tells TVGuide.ca about upcoming storylines, the return of Zack and hiring a nice Canadian boy to play Booth’s (David Boreanaz) younger brother Jared.

A brief excerpt:

Jumping ahead to the Dec. 3 episode, I just had to ask you, is ‘Double Trouble in the Panhandle’ where Booth and Brennan go undercover as a knife thrower and his assistant, as ridiculous as it sounds? It sounds like a fantastically hysterical episode … Is it funnier than the normal episodes?
HH: It is funnier than the average episode and then oddly, because it’s funnier, more touching for them. Andy Richter is in that as the ringmaster and he’s an incredibly good actor. It does sound like a whackadoodle episode and it is one of our odder ones, but I hope the audience goes with us as to why they would go undercover in a circus. It is one of my favourite episodes.

Daniel Craig - Quantum of Solace: Video: Quantum of Solace Stunts

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TV Guide Specials - Quantum of Solace Stunts

Special |02:33 |

QUANTUM OF SOLACE is the most action-packed Bond movie yet, and one of the reasons the scenes looked so realistic is that Daniel Craig did his own stunts. Don't believe him? He's got the broken bones to prove it!

Twilight - Media Blvd. Magazine: Ashley Greene Interview

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Ashley Greene in "Twilight"

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

By Christina Radish

Ashley Greene initially had plans for becoming a model. But, after being told that she was not tall enough to walk the runways, the 5'5" Florida native decided to take a commercial class, and quickly fell in love with acting. After a move to Los Angeles, she began working in film and television and, when Twilight was brought to her attention by her manager, the 21-year-old knew that she had to play Alice Cullen.

Greene recently took time out from her hectic schedule to talk to MediaBlvd Magazine about the highly anticipated film adaption of the hugely successful Young Adult vampire novel by literary icon Stephenie Meyer, hitting theaters on November 21st.

A brief excerpt:

MediaBlvd> Was it always Alice that you had auditioned for?
Ashley> I went in for Bella, originally. I went in for her two times and met with Catherine Hardwicke, but I wasn’t right for that. And then, they brought me back in for Alice. I was super-excited. I had read all three books by then because I liked the series so much. And then, I didn’t really hear anything. It went really well, and then I went home for Christmas, thinking I hadn’t gotten the part. I was upset about it. I cried about it. It was just one of those parts where I was like, “This is my part!” I wanted it, even from when the first time I went in. And then, I ended up getting a call and they were like, “Hey, by the way, you got the part!” I was super-excited. I called my mom and dad, and they cried. They were so excited. It was cute. It was one of those monumental things in your life. There are some parts where you’re just like, “This is my part, and nobody can do a better job,” and that was this. One of the greatest things I had on my side was that I fit the character description, minus the height. That worked in my favor. I hadn’t really done a lot of big stuff before, and that was part of the hesitation in them hiring me, but it worked out. I worked really hard. Everybody really stepped their game up.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld Podcast: Episode #19

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #19


Darren and David discuss last Friday's episode "Remnants." PLUS: Preview interview with Dan Shea.

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

GateWorld's editors Darren and David talk about last Friday's new episode of Stargate Atlantis, "Remnants." It's a complex hour that weaves together three storylines, with the return of a couple of significant recurring characters and some insight into Atlantis's own. Listen to this week's episode to find out what we thought.

We'll also run down Stargate news headlines and new site features from the past week, and we have lots of listener mail this week. And last, but not least, podcast listeners get an exclusive preview of this week's new interview with Stargate SG-1 actor Dan Shea ("Sergeant Siler").

Dexter - Video: InFANity: Lauren Velez/David Zayas Interview

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Celebrity Interviews - Dexter: Lauren Velez & David Zayas

Interview |04:18 |

InFANity introduces you to two of the people that make DEXTER cable's most popular show, Lauren Velez and David Zayas! Find out how David used his real life experience as a New York City cop to help him find his character.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: 'Infection' plotline revealed

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Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Maj. Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith), Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

'Infection' plotline revealed


New details have arrived for "Infection," the seventeenth episode of Stargate Atlantis's final season.

Lorne, Shep and Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell)

Stargate Atlantis' 'Infection' is scheduled to air on Friday, December 5 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Complications'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Complications,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Leven Rambin, Adam Busch, Dorian Harewood, Stephanie Jacobsen, John Kelly and Richard Schiff.

Sarah's mystifying nightmares creep into her real life.

Heroes - Video: 'It's Coming'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'It's Coming,' starring Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose, Milo Ventimiglia, Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee, Ali Larter and Zachary Quinto. Guest stars include Jamie Hector, Brea Grant, Ntare Mwine, Blake Shields, Robert Forster and Kristen Bell.

With a catastrophic event on the way, Arthur and Angela gather their people to their respective sides, as Hiro languishes under the belief that he's ten years old.

Star Trek - Video: Movie Trailer

'Star Trek,' directed by J.J. Abrams, is currently scheduled for a May 8, 2009 release. This movie stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg, Winona Ryder, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Ben Cross, Anton Yelchin, Leonard Nimoy and Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion (who can be briefly seen in this movie trailer at approximately the 1:10 mark in the shuttle bay scene).

Paul McGillion (click on photo for a larger size):

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Fat Lady'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Fat Lady,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin. Guest stars include Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy.

Old flames can sometimes burn twice.

Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis - GateWorld: Studio auctioning rare Stargate items

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Studio auctioning rare Stargate items


Stargate Productions is auctioning more than 150 items from Stargate history!

Monday - November 17, 2008 | by Darren Sumner

For several years now fans have been able to acquire rare costumes and props from Stargate through third party licensees like Legends Memorabilia, but now you have a chance to get something straight from the source. Vancouver-based Stargate Productions is conducting its own series of studio "legacy" auctions on ebay, featuring key props, costumes, and set decoration taken right out of the lock-up at The Bridge Studios...

Dexter - Video: InFANity Jimmy Smits/Desmond Harrington Interview

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Celebrity Interviews - Dexter Newbies: Smits & Harrington

Interview |03:42 |

This season, DEXTER introduces two new characters to the world of America's favorite serial killer: Jimmy Smits and Desmond Harrington.

Fringe - SciFi Wire: John Noble Q & A

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Anna Torva, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick and John Noble

Q&A: Fringe's Wacky Noble

12:00 AM, 18-NOVEMBER-08

They call Fox's Fringe a mystery thriller, but it's actually a crime show: John Noble steals every scene he's in.

No, seriously. Noble plays kooky scientist Walter Bishop, who seems to have some past connection to the weird phenomena that pop up week to week, but he's more likely to ramble on about gum or fruit cocktails. The Australian-born Noble is also known as King Denethor in the Lord of the Rings films, and he was kinda wacky in that, too.

Fox hosted a conference call with Noble on Nov. 13 to discuss upcoming episodes of the hit series, which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Noble got excited about each question, addressed each reporter by name and relished his answers like a relative at a family reunion. The following Q&A features edited excerpts of that conference.

What great Walter moments are coming up on Fringe?
Noble: I guess there are always two things. There are the sort of bleak and dark moments that you see sometimes, and there are also the comedic moments. We've just finished up the final episode that will be going on in December, and there are a lot of Walter moments in there, just him being inappropriate, really. The next episode [airing Nov. 18], we see Walter from a different angle, very vulnerable. He goes back into the asylum again, and we see the very, very fearful man return for a while. Although he does have some wonderful moments early in the episode, when he goes back inside he turns back into this incredibly fearful, stuttering fellow that we saw when we first met him. It's a very interesting journey that we see Walter go through. He also solves these extraordinary things, either because he had done them in the past or because he simply has the intellect to think now. We're getting more episodes where Walter hasn't done that experiment sometimes, but he has the mind to be able to see a way through it...

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct 23 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 23 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes political journalist Jonathan Alter, author of "The Defining Moment."

Sanctuary - Los Angeles Time: The virtual world of 'Sanctuary'

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HERO COMPLEX: For your inner fanboy; news on genre films, graphic novels, and science fiction.

The virtual world of 'Sanctuary'

04:00 PM PT, Nov 17 2008

On Sci Fi, the network renowned for "Battlestar Galactica" and the now-canceled "Stargate Atlantis," the new show "Sanctuary" has been chugging along successfully since its premiere a little over a month ago.

The show has been renewed for a second season after getting a fair amount of press attention (like on David Strick's Hollywood Backlot), but not a lot of it has been regarding the premise ("Even things that go bump in the night need protection...") or even the cast (Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, etc.). The main attention had been on the production approach: The series is pushing the envelope by shooting extensively on green screen with virtual sets.

The general perception is that effects cost money, which would make this an expensive show. But that perception may be off. Hero Complex contributor Jevon Phillips had a quick phone chat with Lee Wilson, the show's visual effects supervisor and co-producer, director of photography David Geddes ("Halloween: Resurrection" and "Dark Angel") that revealed the true colors of the green screen venture.

On the cost of the show
Wilson: The show, in comparison to some of the other science-fiction shows on, has way more effects than they have and considerably less 'to-do.' That has a lot to do with our plan for global domination ... we've been asked if this is the way of the future, is everybody going to do ...

Geddes: I don't think everybody else can do this. It's just you and me!
Wilson: That's right! ... Everybody is so keen on the show, we're just looking to push it that much further. The magic is just lots of hard work and enthusiasm. Certainly it's less expensive for us to create some of these impossibly large locations as a visual effect than it would be to go on location.

Geddes: And by the way, we don't have any money to do it!

... Sanctuary Backlot Photo Gallery (from September '08):