Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TRUE BLOOD, Episode 4.05, “I Hate You, I Love You” casting call

TRUE BLOOD, Episode 4.05, “I Hate You, I Love You”
Writer: Mark Hudis
Director: Daniel Minahan
Start Date: Approx. February 18, 2011

[DON BARTOLO] 40s – 60s, a badass Mexican man, seen in flashback in his 40s, as well as in present day (grayer and more weathered), he is Jesus’s (Kevin Alejandro) terrifying, intimidating grandfather, a hardcore brujo (witch or shaman)…GUEST STAR (35) ACTOR MUST SPEAK SPANISH.
[RAOUL] 30s – early 40s, Caucasian, a tough, intense man, shorter than Alcide (Joe Manganiello), he’s the werewolf packmaster of Shreveport….7 EPISODE ARC GUEST STAR (47)
[YOUNG JESUS] 9 male, Hispanic, seen in flashback to 1985, he is Jesus (Kevin Alejandro) as a young boy, living in the Chihuahuan desert with his mother and his terrifying shaman grandfather, Don…2 lines, 1 scene (35) ACTOR MUST SPEAK SPANISH.
[JESUS' MOTHER] In her 30s, Mexican, she is Young Jesus’ mother, seen in flashback to 1985. She is desperate to protect her son from her father’s brujo influence…2 lines, 1 scene (37) ACTRESS MUST SPEAK SPANISH.
[GUARD] Male, 30s, one of Bill’s (Stephen Moyer) guards, he is frustrated by a video game on his cellphone…1 line, 1 scene (9)
[PADRE SANTIAGO] Male, 50s, seen in flashback to 1610 Spain, this sarcastic vampire priest feeds on a woman in a medieval dungeon…(41) GUEST STAR (POSSIBLE 2 EPISODE ARC) MUST SPEAK SPANISH
[SHERIFF 1 AND SHERIFF 2] 30s – 40s, male, these snickering vampire sheriffs, under Bill’s purview, disagree with his decision regarding a witch’s fate…1 line, 1 scene (56)
[FEMALE SHERIFF] 30s – 40s, this female vampire sheriff cheers on Pam…1 line, 1 scene (56)

Happy Valentine's Day from True Blood

'Blood' Will Burn in Eagle Rock

Following up on a tip from an in-the-know reader, Eagle Rock Patch investigated a claim that one of the prime locations for the hit HBO series True Blood will go up in flames within the next few days.
While security and insurance concerns kept us from traipsing onto the set proper, a helpful security officer guarding the perimeter,  whose badge identified him as A. Cole, was forthcoming with information concerning the fiery demolition of the cottages located at 5038 Ellenwood Dr., just south of Colorado Boulevard.
Apparently, the owner of the property—built in 1922—has figured out a lucrative way to clear it while profiting from location fees. No word as to what will be built on the location.

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Remake 'Let Me In' is among the better vampire movies

I loved the Swedish and US version of this movie!

Rob Lowman Los Angeles Daily News

At this point, there are so many vampires populating big and small screens that the multitude of award shows should start adding categories like "the best exsanguination scene" or "most passionate kiss by two dead people."
But if you're susceptible to the toothy creatures, then Let Me In, from American writer-director Matt Reeves, is an admirable, even elegant remake of 2008 Swedish horror film Let the Right One.
Reeves — known as the co-creator of the TV show Felicity and director of the horror film Cloverfield — has made some changes to the story, which was based on a novel by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist. Reeves moved the setting from a working-class suburb of Stockholm to 1983 Los Alamos, N.M., the home of the atomic bomb.
The story centers on the relationship between a 12-year-old boy named Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee of The Road) and an androgynous girl called Abby (Chloë Grace Moretz of Kick-Ass). Like the book, Reeves' film goes beyond supernatural themes and deals with the topics of faith, bullying and the loneliness of being an adolescent.
Owen and Abby are in their own ways outcasts with issues. He, picked on and missing his father, acts out violent fantasies in his room and spies on the neighbors; Abby, as we come to understand, is trapped in her own nightmare. Yet Reeves manages to create a tenderness between them while supplying the expected jolts and eeriness.
The director also displays a crafty visual style, filled with shadows and light and a touch of humor. Add a couple of veteran actors in Richard Jordan and Elias Koteas, and you have a smart little film.
Let Me In retails for $29.98 or $39.99 Blu-ray.

True Blood: Charlaine Harris speaks

SFX’s True Blood/Vampires special is currently brightening up your local newsagents – and True Blood season three is currently airing on FX. So we don’t need any further excuses to reprint this interview with Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris, which originally appeared in our last vampire special, out in May…

SFX: When True Blood first came out, you told us you were “90 per cent happy with it”. Would you stick by that figure now, or are you more or less happy with the show?
Charlaine Harris: Oh, I’m delighted with the programme. I couldn’t be happier with it, really!
SFX: How much input do you have into the storylines of the TV series?
CH: My input consists of having written the original books that the stories are taken from.
SFX: So they don’t run things past you?
CH: No, they know how to run their show and I know how to write my books.

Comcast app allows for streaming True Blood on-demand to iPads!

Comcast on Wednesday updated its iPad app to allow customers to stream on-demand TV shows and movies to the Apple tablet.
Comcast subscribers with an iPad and the Comcast app can now access about 3,000 hours of content from Comcast's on-demand network at no extra charge. That includes movies and TV shows from HBO, Showtime, Starz, Encore, Cinemax and MoviePlex as well as TV shows from TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, and BBC America. Selections include "True Blood," "Dexter" and "Boardwalk Empire," as well as movies like "The Hangover," "An Education," and "The Blind Side," Comcast said.
The feature is available over Wi-Fi, with a 3G option coming in a future app update, Comcast said.
"Our focus for this first version of video streaming was to take advantage of the larger screen and mobile capability of the iPad, and deliver an immersive video experience," Matt Strauss, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Interactive Media, wrote in a blog post. "We have many enhancements and feature updates planned for the coming months, and we'll also continue to evolve the video streaming feature based on customer feedback, including extending it to more handheld devices and platforms."

Lisbeth Scott to appear in True Blood Season 4

Singer/songwriter Lisbeth Scott posted on her Facebook page that she’s shooting some scenes for season 4 of True Blood.
Dont know what that means ..you remember Nathan Barr appeared in last years TB ! ( below)

 Lisbeth’s sings “Take Me Home” in season 1, Sookie's crying pie scene when she's eating Gran’s pie after Gran’s funeral

True Blood's James Frain wants to swap vampire tips with Robert Pattinson

BRITISH actor James Frain, who has arrived in True Blood's Bon Temps as bloodsucking baddie Franklin Mott, says he wants to swap vampire tips with Twilight's Robert Pattinson.
Frain appears alongside Pattinson in the upcoming film adaptation of circus tale Water For Elephants.
But he regrets that they didn't get chance to talk about their more toothy roles.
Frain says: "I did have scenes with Robert in Water for Elephants but I'm sorry to say we didn't swap vampire stories. I wish we had, people can't believe there's going to be a scene in the movie with a Twilight vampire talking to a True Blood vampire and that we didn't spend our time chatting about that.

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Charlaine Harris to speak at Boskone 48, February 18-20, 2011

Do you love science fiction and fantasy?
Join us at Boskone, a regional science fiction convention, which features:

  • exciting exhibits
  • inspiring events
  • an acclaimed program that encourages members to interact with an impressive array of well-known participants in the field
Our innovative no-boundaries layout is designed to stimulate conversation between friends (old and new), and support the warm family-friendly community. Join us as we explore the worlds of the human imagination—all served up with a dash of whimsy!
The pre-registration rate has ended. At-door rates: $58-entire con, $15-Friday only, $43-Saturday only, $15-Sunday only; college student rates: $35 (entire con), K-12 student memberships: $25 (entire con). You can still buy your membership online. Not sure if you're already a member? Check our Boskone Membership Search Page.
Directions to the Westin Waterfront.
Visit the Boskone 47 website to see what the last Boskone was like, read some of the LiveJournal reviews, or view the Flickr slide show of past Boskones. Follow us online—we'll be Tweeting from Boskone.
Boskone is brought to you by the New England Science Fiction Association. NESFA has frequent meetings and maintains a clubhouse and library in Somerville. Stop by our Web site for more information—visitors encouraged!

Vampire Diaries - Crying Wolf Preview

“TRUE BLOOD” comics fix: True Blood Volume 1: All Together Now

This is great bound together in hardback for $14 !

Thanks to HBO and IDW publishing, the newest additions to the ever popular TRUE BLOOD comic series have been announced—a hardcover collection of the first series, as well as an upcoming second series with a special co-writer. See below the jump for details.

Available in stores on February 15 for $24.99, ALL TOGETHER NOW collects the first six-issue TRUE BLOOD comics series arc and will also feature a cover gallery and additional art, spanning 160 pages.
Developed by TRUE BLOOD creator Alan Ball and show writers Elisabeth Finch and Kate Barrow, ALL TOGETHER NOW was co-written by David Tischman and Mariah Huehner. It features illustrations by David Messina, J. Scott Campbell, Joe Corroney and Andrew Currie. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the amazing success of the comic and are excited that the release of the comic collection will make the series even more accessible to fans,” says Ball.

The True Blood workout: P90x

Ever wonder what it’s like to be surrounded by hot-looking guys wearing next-to-nothing or nothing at all? Alright, calm down ladies. I’m talking about Kevin Alejandro’s revelation to AccessHollywood that appearing on HBO’s True Blood comes with its own form of peer pressure.
Alejandro, who joined True Blood in Season Three as Jesus Velasquez, revealed, “I’m sharing the screen with somebody like Ryan Kwanten. We all look within ourselves for inspiration [to lose weight, get fit] but he’s obviously the poster boy of a physique.”
Fortunately for Alejandro, he’s not the only one who wants to look good so he was able to join a few other cast-members in a P90X workout regime. P90X stands for Power 90 Extreme and consists of a segmented training program that’s supposed to improve physical fitness in 90 days.

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Being Human promo Episode #1.05 The End of the World As We Knew It

Make Yourself Heard – Paleyfest 2011

Great post from Sookieverse

One day…in my fantasy world…I will find myself trapped in an elevator for a half hour with Alan Ball, and he will be at my mercy. In my twisted little daydream, I will pick his brain with every single question that’s bugged me, intrigued me, had me lying awake at 1am or reduced me to a screeching, profanity-spewing mess over the last three years.

And he cannot escape.

All of us have at least one burning question that we’d love to ask Alan Ball, the writing team or the True Blood cast. Here’s your opportunity to get it all off your chest.

Paleyfest 2011 is next month, and the True Blood Panel will be held on Saturday, March 5. The panel is yet to be officially confirmed, but questions for Ball, the writers and the cast are now being taken on the Paley Centre site.

Ball and the cast usually drop some sweet spoilers at this event – it was at Paley in 2009 that Alan Ball first confirmed that Eric would have amnesia in season 4, that we would definitely be seeing Alcide in season 3…and uttered the infamous statement about Bill and Sookie having “a connection that would never die.”

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