22 August 2013

New 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Trailer!!! Oscar Isaac! Justin Timberlake! Stark Sands! Carey Mulligan! John Goodman!

Another fantastic trailer for the Coen Brother's 'Inside Llewyn Davis'!!! This movie...it's already #1 in my book. Check out the latest trailer!

07 August 2013

New Thor: The Dark World Trailer! Chris Hemsworth! Tom Hiddleston!

Thanks to YouTube's Geek Week, another trailer has been released for the second Thor film! And man, it looks great! Its filled with Thor and Loki goodness! We're even given a look at Idris Elba's Heimdall who was fantastic in the first film! And yes, of course, there's Ms. Portman.

Check it out below!

What do you think?!?! 

Marvel's Thor: The Dark World hits theatres November 8th! 

06 August 2013

New Trailer for Ender's Game!!! Harrison Ford! Asa Butterfield! Hailee Steinfeld!

Check out the AMAZING new trailer for Ender's Game starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Aramis Knight, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis and MORE!

05 August 2013

The Normal Heart Set

When I found out that they were finally making a film version of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, I was excited if not a bit hesitant. 

I was lucky enough to see the recent production of the show on Broadway which starred Joe Mantello, John Benjamin Hickey, Lee Pace, Jim Parsons, Ellen Barkin and more! Plus, I'd seen the a bootleg of the Public Theater's most recent production. It's an incredibly powerful piece; a play everyone should see or read at least once in their lives. It's a look at the rise of the HIV/AIDS crisis from 1981-'84 in NYC. Seriously, go out and read it. 

I was thrilled that more people would be able to see it through another medium. 

The cast is full of great names: Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Matt Bomer, just to name some. 

While it was filming in New York, I was able to go to the set a couple of times and was able to meet Mark Ruffalo who plays the lead character, Ned Weeks, an activist who's story is the main focus of the play. I am looking forward to seeing his portrayal of the character so richly played by Joe Mantello who received a Tony Award nomination that year. 

He signed a BTS shot from The Avengers and was really excited to see the photo. He wrote "To Elisa, It's Sweet. <3 Mark Ruffalo". (I had previously tried to get Mr Whedon to sign it but failed.)

John Benjamin Hickey's performance as Felix Turner, Ned's closeted lover, shattered me. He won the Tony award and rightly so. In the film, Matt Bomer is in that role. Honestly, I don't think anyone could beat Mr. Hickey's portrayal for me but I'm hoping he gets close. Mr. Bomer was kind enough to sign a White Collar poster for me. He also signed a Superman Unbound shot, which he was excited to sign since it was the first Superman item he'd signed!

I am anxiously awaiting the release of this HBO film. I can't wait for everyone to see this incredible story. 

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Set

I was lucky enough to meet a few of the stars of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 on set a couple of times throughout filming. 

The cast was extremely kind to fans, spending as much time as they could when on breaks from filming. I was even able to meet Shailene Woodley, who had the now cut role of Mary Jane Watson!

Nathan Fillion at Nerd HQ

Nerd HQ. It has become my favourite thing about San Diego Comic Con these past few years. Run by the incredibly awesome (and multi-talented) Zachary Levi's Nerd Machine, it's the place to be! They raise money for Operation Smile which helps treat facial deformities in children. 

This year, thanks to the quick fingers of a great friend, I was able to attend the one panel (or Conversations for a Cause) I was determined to attend, one of the two Nathan Fillion panels. This year, Nerd HQ moved to Petco Park allowing for more space all whilst keeping everything in a much more intimate setting. 

You can watch all of the Conversations for a Cause, and I recommend doing so, they are brilliant, on the Nerd Machines' YouTube channel! 

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The Nathan Fillion panel was moderated by his Firefly costar and ridiculously talented friend, Alan Tudyk! They were hilarious together, riffing off one another and sharing some awesome stories. Again, I encourage you to watch both panels. 

But, while waiting in line to enter the room where the panel would be held, I received a notice that Mr. Fillion would be doing Smiles for Smiles (photos with fans in their photo booth) after the second panel. My friend and I were in a conundrum. Either skip the panel to ensure we'd get a photo or try to find someone who'd stay in line for us. Thanks to an incredibly awesome friend who ran from the convention center to Nerd HQ and held a spot in line while we were in the panel, missing a signing she wanted to go to, we succeeded in getting photos with not only Mr. Fillion but a dual shot with Mr. Tudyk!!! 

I was in heaven. It's no secret I am a huge fan of mr. Fillion and after the last photo fail with him, this made up for everything. 

So a big shutout to Mr. Levi and all those running Nerd HQ this year and the past years. It's a highlight of SDCC for me time and time again!!! 

(And go see Zachary Levi on Broadway in First Date!!!)

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Ender's Game at San Diego Comic Con

Since I was a wee one, Ender's Game has been one of my three favourite books (Gone with the Wind and The Godfather are the other two). For years they been trying to adapt the book into a film and finally it's happening. 

At SDCC this year, one of my main wants was to meet the cast and hit the Ender's Game experience. It was incredible to see some of the sets up close, to feel like you were headed to Battle School...it took me back to childhood. We were even put into armies! I got Dragon Army. :)

New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Poster!

Can I just say, this is a thing of beauty!?!?Released on Twitter tonight, the eve of the ABC TCA's, the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. poster features the six lead cast members Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet! 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premieres Sept 24th on ABC.