Monday, August 24, 2009

True Blood: Psalms 103.2 Lafayette and Jesus still talk from time to time

Lafayette says : Hallelujah, God. Jesus and I agreed to see other people.
But that don't mean we don't still don't talk from time to time.

This is what Lettie Mae and Lafayette are praying over Tara ...

Psalm 103:2-5 (King James Version)

2Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

"True Blood" And Other HBO Shows Take Labor Day Break

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - If fans of HBO favorites "True Blood," "Hung," and "Entourage" weren't planning on a Labor Day weekend getaway, they might want to now. The hit shows are taking a break themselves.

HBO announced that Sunday, September 6th, the day before Labor Day, "True Blood," "Hung," and "Entourage" will be taking a break. They'll resume their schedules the following week.

On Sunday, September 13th, "True Blood" and "Hung" will return with their season finales. "Entourage" will continue to premiere new episodes. Its season finale airs on Sunday, October 4th.

"True Blood" has continued earning record ratings, with last week's episode pulling 4.5 million viewers on Sunday night, and 11.4 million including DVR and HBO On Demand.

Michelle Forbes: Wild Force of Nature on ‘True Blood’

From Black

Last night on True Blood, we all clung to the edge of our seats as Sookie, Jason, and Bill returned to find their sweet hometown of Bon Temps ravaged by Maryann Forrester's madness. And then we realized that after nearly 14 episodes of meticulous construction, series creator Alan Ball has brought to life one of the most horrific forces in contemporary culture, a force that appears immortal no less, but remains frightening in her moral ambiguity. Say what you will about the wickedness of maenads like True Blood's Maryann, but the outstanding player behind the character has a different look on the madness of this Dionysian handmaiden. After the break, Michelle Forbes explains how blood and gore don't necessarily make the character sinister and how portraying such a maniacally carefree creature may have been one of her most upbeat roles ever.

In True Blood, you play Maryann Forrester—a character we now know to be god-like and malevolent and essentially diametric to your portrayal of Kate on In Treatment. How did you adjust to the part of Maryann Forrester?
Kate was down-to-earth and had no self-esteem whatsoever. Bless her heart. Maryann is quite the opposite. She tends to laugh at all the things that would fill the rest of us with terror. Initially it was suffocating to sit in her expansiveness. Most of us are led by fear or guilt or sorrow. She’s absolutely fearless. Then it became the most fun game in the world.

How did you prepare for this role—were there any characters you drew inspiration from?
I watched a lot of Ken Russell films. These women are running around dancing and drinking. Running through the hills of the countryside of England—being mad. Those were the two places thinking about “abandon” and hedonism in a way that certainly we’ve experienced time and time again. I also thought a lot about Lydia Lunch in the 80s in New York. She was a woman who had no boundaries and was very sexually free. And sort of revolutionized music with all of that chaos and destruction of rules and boundaries and limitations. So many people in New York City were doing the same thing, really trying to breakdown these social ideals and be creative in a different way. It came through the funnel of chaos and destruction.

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Alexander Skarsgard on set of Straw Dogs

Thanks so much to Louisianagirl -who was an extra on the movie for sending these !That's Alex in the two bottom ones.

Lily Collins and True Blood’s Stephen Moyer in Priest

Last Friday we reported that Karl Urban had joined Paul Bettany and Maggie Q in the Priest, a film by Scott Stewart based on a TokyoPop comic. According to Variety, Priest, described as a horror/western, has added a little True Blood and 90210 pedigree to its cast with the additions of Stephen Moyer and Lily Collins.

Film Synopsis:

…set in a world ravaged by war between man and vampires. Paul Betany stars as a warrior priest and vampire fighter who teams with a sheriff (Cam Gigandet) and warrior priestess (Maggie Q) to track down a murderous band of vampires who have kidnapped his niece.

The film hits the young demographic in Lily Collins as Phil Collins’ little girl gets in on another reasonably large role (she will be in The Blind Side this November, which stars Sandra Bullock and Kathy Bates among others). The report indicates he will play the role of Bettany’s niece. She also has appeared in 90210 as Phoebe Abrams.

Moyer is is probably now best known for his role as Bill Compton in HBO’s True Blood, and will play the (mortal) brother of Bettany.

Iggy Pop, Moby, Henry Rollins Star in New Vampire Flick

From Twentyfourbit

Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon may be getting in on the Twilight/New Moon-inspired vampire flick craze, but they’re not the only pasty rock types associating with pasty immortal types of late. Moby, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, and Henry Rollins star in Suck, a new “vampire spoof about “rock ’n’ roll wannabes in search of immortality and a record deal,” which debuts at the Toronto Film Festival next month.

In the film, Malcolm McDowell (“Lost,” A Clockwork Orange, etc.) plays Eddie Van Helsing, a modern day version of Bram Stoker’s infamous Dracula hunter, who is trying to track down vampire rock band The Winners. Kinda reminds me of a certain Aaliyah-starring flick.

Iggy Pop plays Victor, a record producer who calls out The Winners for selling out with their vampire schtick, while Henry Rollins doesn’t go too far out of his comfort zone, starring as radio show host Rockin’ Roger. Based on the trailer (seen below), Moby really dug in deep as a kind of scrawny version of Rob Halford dubbed Beef Bellows, the lead singer of rival band The Secretaries of Steak.

Not sure what to make of the trailer below, but Iggy Pop’s questionable acting chops and Henry Rollins’ mullet wig do send a bit of a chill down my spine.


From NY Post

ANNA Paquin doesn't mind getting naked frequently in her hit HBO show "True Blood." She tells the new issue of Nylon, "It's like, I'm sorry, maybe there are a lot of women who keep their bras on while they have sex . . . I don't happen to be one of them. I don't think the naked body is particularly shocking or interesting." She adds, "People are incredibly literal sometimes in how they view you. You have dark hair and pale skin? You must be brooding. The second you dye your hair blond and get a spray tan, people treat you as if you're a bit stupider and happier." Paquin, "The Dollhouse" star Eliza Dushku, "90210" star AnnaLynne McCord and Kristin Cavallari from "The Hills" will host a party for the magazine tomorrow night at Skybar at the Mondrian in Los Angeles.

True Blood Episode 11 "Frenzy " promo video

True Blood Sucker Punch: Episode 10 from Mark Blankenship

From Mark on Huffington Post and you can also read it on his site The Critical Condition.

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood.

Nearly everyone! Before we begin, I want to thank you for the great discussion about last week's episode, "I Will Rise Up." Many of you disagreed with my assessment of Godric as a half-finished character who is more intellectually intriguing than emotionally involving, and you defended your positions with elegant analysis. I'm proud to be part of our ongoing conversation about True Blood, because week after week, it produces comments that make me think.

But no matter how we feel about Godric, can we agree that Episode 10, "New World in My View," serves up a flaky batch of awesomeness biscuits?

I mean, as someone who loves this season for its wild action and surprising character development, I can't ask for more. There are so many Sucker Punch moments in Episode 10 that I scarcely know where to begin...

... so let's start with the first scene. Sookie's naughty dream about Eric is striking because it's so tender. Before he bites her, Eric lets Sookie kiss his face. We see them interacting with kind-hearted concern, suggesting that Eric (whom I assume is manipulating this dream) wants an actual connectionwith Sookie, and not just a scromp-fest. Every revelation about his emotional life just deepens our understanding of what vampires can be. Is it possible that, given the proper conditions, they could all be as thoughtful and gentle as Godric?

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Phenomena by the Yeah yeah yeahs

Phenomena by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs LYRICS

Thanks, xXAliceinthedarkXx