From LA Times
A romantic twilight has cast its spell of late, turning vampires, werewolves and their ilk into heartthrobs -- just in time for Halloween.
Somewhere on the way to today's multiplex, the traditional horror-movie vampire received an extreme makeover.Max Schreck's Count Orlok of 1922's "Nosferatu" -- bald, hunched, with claw-like hands, bug eyes and shark-like teeth -- morphed into the hollow-cheeked, Abercrombie & Fitch model looks of "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson, all James Dean glowering and choreographed hair.
Beautiful vampires populate the small screen as well. HBO's "True Blood," (based on Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series) has easy-on-the-eyes Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard and other members of the undead mixing it up in backwater Louisiana, and in the CW's new "Vampire Diaries," comely undead teens walk the halls of Mystic Falls High.
You can hardly hurl a garlic clove at bestseller lists without hitting a cool-blooded hottie like the ones who inhabit the Harris books or P.C. and Kristin Cast's "House of Night" series. And let's face it, when a phenomenon is so ensconced in the zeitgeist that GQ and Esquire feel compelled to visit and at least attempt to explain away the manifestation of metrosexual monsters stealing the hearts and emptying the veins of our womenfolk, you can bet that every book agent and vice president of development is looking for the next paranormal paramour.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
From LA Times
And you’re what, shocked and disappointed? I’m evil." —Spike
Vampire Wars continues! As we explained earlier this week, we've decided that, structurally speaking, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries are all the same show. Girl meets soft-hearted vampire, girl enters bizarre world of the occult, girl gets mixed up in some stuff, girl hooks up with hard-bodied other vampire, wackiness (and bloody good scandal) ensues.
But which of those wicked, supersexy vamps is the best? It's time to decide who's the best evil (yet hot) TV series vampire, and you have to make the nearly impossible choice between James Marsters' bitingly funny Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alex Skarsgård's Viking vampire Eric Northman on True Blood, and Ian Somerhalder's devilish Damon on The Vampire Diaries.
there might be some polling going on too ;-)
Cast Announced for Power's Ice By Mansha Daswani Published: October 22, 2009 LONDON: Richard Roxburgh, Frances O'Connor, Stephen Moyer and Sam Neill
Cast Announced for Power's Ice
By Mansha Daswani
Published: October 22, 2009
LONDON: Richard Roxburgh, Frances O'Connor, Stephen Moyer and Sam Neill are among the cast of Power's new disaster epic Ice, based on the book by James Follett and directed by Nick Copus.
The cast lineup announced today includes Richard Roxburgh (Stealth, Van Helsing, The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman, Moulin Rouge), Frances O'Connor (Cashmere Mafia, Three Dollars, Artificial Intelligence: AI), Claire Forlani (The Rock, Meet Joe Black, The Diplomat), Ben Cross (Hannibal, Star Trek), Simon Callow (The Phantom Of The Opera, Rome, Doctor Who), Patrick Bergin (Patriot Games, Smallville), Stephen Moyer (True Blood, Quills) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Crusoe).
Justin Bodle, the CEO and chairman of Power, commented: "This is one of the best ensemble casts we’ve ever had on one of our shows—huge names for a huge production. This is a real endorsement of the quality of the film and the commitment to Power."
Ice is currently filming in New Zealand.
I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed this -I hope Jace has seen this
Thanks thanks , BaronK69
Bad Things - True Blood theme (ukulele cover)