Saturday, September 19, 2009
TV by the number reports from Variety
According to HBO, the series’ sophomore season, which wrapped Sept. 13, averaged 12.4 million viewers per episode, when measured across various viewing platforms. But only 24% of those viewers came for the show’s premiere 9 p.m. Sunday telecasts.
Some 37% of “True Blood’s” true-blue fans caught reruns on HBO and its themed channels throughout the week, while 21% watched via DVR playback and 18% watched on the HBO on Demand platform. It’s telling that the percentage of on-demand viewing climbed significantly from the show’s first season, when it was 13%, while the rerun viewing dropped sharply, from 56% in season one.
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past, we have presented the world premieres of There Will Be Blood, Apocalypto, City of Ember and Eagle Eye, while our guest roster has included such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre films.
Fantastic Fest is held each year, primarily at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar in Austin, Texas. The Alamo Drafthouse was named the best cinema in America by Entertainment Weekly and features food and drink served to your seat without any disruption of the movie experience.
Anna Paquins next film to be released : Trick 'r Treat
Friday September 25 at 9:45 pm
Director Michael Dougherty Live in Person
Alexander Skarsgard's next film to be released: Metropia
Saturday, September 26 at 6:45 PM and Monday September 28 at 6:30 PM.
Film maker Tarik Saleh will be present at the screening.
These are the Science Fiction Club editions of the first 5 Sookie books, you can still purchase them through the SFC website HERE
They are my favorites and my autographed copies sit on my desk!
Dead in Dixie
Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse is a cocktail waitress in Bons Temp, Louisiana. You can tell she doesn’t get out much, and it’s not because she isn’t pretty. She is. It’s just that, well, Sookie has this “disability:” she can read minds. And that doesn’t make her too dateable. Then along comes Bill. He’s tall, dark, handsome—and Sookie can’t hear a word he’s thinking. Just the guy she’s been waiting for all her life. But Bill has a disability of his own: he’s a vampire with a seriously creepy crowd of friends. So when one of her coworkers is killed, Sookie fears she’s next…. Living Dead in Dallas: Sookie is on a streak of bad luck. First, she finds a body in the backseat of her car. Then she comes face-to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins—like they didn’t enjoy it! Point is, they saved her life. So when one of them asks for a favor, she complies…and soon Sookie finds herself in Dallas, using her telepathic abilities to search for a missing vampire. There’s just one condition: the vamps must behave, and let the humans involved go unharmed. Which is easier said than done…. Club Dead: Sookie’s vampire boyfriend, Bill, has been a little distant lately. In another state, distant. He’s on a secret assignment for the vampire queen of Louisiana, and only his sinister and sexy boss Eric knows where to find him. Soon, Sookie is off to Jackson, Mississippi, to mingle with the über-underworld at Club Dead—a dangerous little haunt where werewolves, shapeshifters and vampires go to chill out and suck down some type O. But when Sookie finally finds Bill—caught in an act of serious betrayal—she’s not sure whether to save him…or sharpen some stakes. Warning: Explicit sex and language. Jacket art by Julie Bell. (612 pp.) 2001-2003. Exclusive 3-in-1 Hardcover Show...
Dead by Day
Sookie Stackhouse is a smart, savvy waitress in a small Southern town. Her ability to read minds gives humans the creeps. So her old boyfriend, Bill, seems perfect for her: since vampires are dead, Sookie can’t read their minds. At last, she’s with a man who might surprise her. But when the pair breaks up, Sookie hopes she can go back to her uneventful, pre-vamp existence. As if. In Dead to the World, Sookie starts the New Year off with a bang by finding Bill’s “boss,” vampire Eric, running half-naked through the woods. Seems someone stole mighty Eric’s memory—and dropped the gorgeous and now vulnerable vampire right into Sookie’s lap. Eric might end up the only friend Sookie’s got, especially after her brother, Jason, goes missing—and a bloody footprint is found behind his house. Before she can say “Boo!”, Sookie finds herself in the middle of the most violent, bloody turf war that vampires, witches and werewolves have ever known…. In Dead As A Doornail, somebody is gunning for the two-natured, and if Sookie gets in the way, so much the better. Shifters are going down, and her brother, Jason, is a suspect. A wicked new vampire named Mickey has his lethal sights set on Sookie, and her old boyfriend Bill—and newer vampire love, Eric—will fight to the death to save her. Sookie hopes they don’t kill her in the process…. Warning: Explicit sex. Jacket art by Julie Bell. (419 pp.) 2004-2005.
From Soyluv's blog- can anyone list black vampires or lets just say black " supes" we meet in the Sookie books?
I have been watching True Blood since it premiered, unlike some of the legions of never-see-come-sees out there and while I have never read a single Charlaine Harris book yet—surprisingly. I have skimmed them in a book store and I do think that I would enjoy them very much. About as much or even more than I enjoy the shows which are very entertaining. I also watched and enjoyed all seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, so go figure that I would jump at the creation of a new vampire show. I may not be at all Gothic and stuff but I do love imaginative story-lines and great characters. Ok, and I might be slightly, admittedly emo too. I’ve come to that realization. In a way that a quirky black West Indian feminist with a bit too much internal angst can be—without the
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