ourdramaqueen: (lij dangerous beauty)
The first thing I thought when I saw the link to an article announcing Elijah Wood joining the cast of a Vin Diesel movie? "I need to go look for my link to that RPS fic of "Elijah/Crewman Gorgeous" (the latter of which is based on Vin Diesel in appearance)!

See? Hopeless. :D

But the movie sounds potentially interesting, and with Vin and Elijah in it, it's definitely a must-see for me. Doubt it will be at the cinema, though by the time it's out we might be able to get out sans daughter a bit more regularly. We just got to see Guardians of the Galaxy, which is the first time since The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug that we made it to the cinema!

Ugh, need to post a proper update soon... and pictures, they're way overdue!
ourdramaqueen: (benedict cumberbatch crime thriller awar)
So Benedict's short film Little Favour will be released on 5 November... on iTunes. AAAAARGH!!!! I am not getting iTunes, not even for Benedict in a project that looks as different and interesting as this one! I hope that it will eventually be released somewhere else too, but until then I'll just have to obsessively rewatch the new full trailer, I guess... Again, beware of the gritty/bloody scenes:

ourdramaqueen: (benedict cumberbatch hoodie)
I also absolutely need to post this teaser trailer for a short film that Benedict Cumberbatch filmed during the break in between eps 1/2 and 3 of Sherlock (from what I can tell). It was actually crowdfunded - and I missed all of that because only every now and then will someone post on [livejournal.com profile] cumberbatchfans on LJ anymore since the whole fandom has moved to Tumblr, grrr. Still, the trailer looks amazing and I can not wait to see this short!!!

Synopsis: LITTLE FAVOUR follows the story of WALLACE (Benedict Cumberbatch) when he is contacted by a former colleague to help him out with a deal gone wrong.

A few more details behind the cut. )

Here it is - Little Favour (WARNING: gritty and somewhat bloody):

Just in case LJ is not accepting Youtube's embed code for some reason (as it didn't during my last preview), here's the link too: http://youtu.be/7mghu5ELe_c

More info is available at the Facebook Page of Sunny March, the production company (which is apparently partly owned by Benedict, whee), or on their twitter. The crowd funding campaign page is still available on indiegogo.com, if you're interested in some background info.
ourdramaqueen: (benedict cumberbatch harpers bazaar)
'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch To Play Next James Bond Villain?

This is from 24 September but I only just found it... I'd LOVE for Benny to play a Bond villain, he'd be awesome! I hope this will come true. *fingers crossed*
ourdramaqueen: (ros anim)
A fierce redhead as the star? Of course I'll have to go see it!

"Feast yer eyes!" *giggle*

Night night!
ourdramaqueen: (lij neo2 cool)

Digital Monopolies A Bigger Threat Than Piracy, Says Miramax CEO

Miramax CEO Mike Lang and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos gave a keynote talk at the MIPCOM conference. The two discussed the challenges they face in the continuously changing digital world. Both agreed that piracy is not much of an issue as long as you give consumers what they want. Digital monopolies, such as Apple’s dominance in the music industry, are a far bigger threat.


Full article at the link. Finally someone from within the industry talks sense!


Some people are just born thin

Too thin? Blame your parents. Now there's evidence that inherited genes can make you skinny — just as there is evidence for inherited obesity. While most of the research into body fat so far has been into the genetic causes of obesity there's now strong evidence that it goes the other way too.


Click the link for more. Yes I'm definitely in the "thin" category, with my BMI having been around 18/18.5 since I stopped growing. I eat what I like (within reason) and until I'm full, and yet I can't seem to gain weight. My parents, around the time they had my siblings and me, were probably more in the "normal" range, though at least my mother certainly more towards its lower end, so inheritance probably at least plays a part in it. I always figured my weight or lack thereof was mostly part of my body's makeup/genes.
ourdramaqueen: (doctor who handsome devil)
You can thank me after you returned from your bunk/had your cold shower. ;)

I hadn't really been planning on seeing the Fright Night remake, but I may just have to now...
ourdramaqueen: (benedict cumberbatch national lottery aw)
Whee - the NYC screening dates for Benedict Cumberbatch's film Third Star (and other films featured in the From Britain With Love screenings) have been announced!

**Monday, June 20, 8 PM, IFC Center
**Saturday, June 25, 11 AM, Walter Reade Theater

Screenings will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, located at 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway and The IFC Center, located at 323 Sixth Ave. at West 3rd Street. For ticket information, visit filmlinc.com and ifccenter.com.

I'll certainly go to one, ideally both of these. Obviously. ;)

And Third Star's Youtube channel now has a music video from the film: the hauntingly beautiful "Follow You Down To The Red Oak Tree" by James Vincent McMorrow.


Mar. 8th, 2010 10:35 am
ourdramaqueen: (firefly river pout)
It's not like I paid attention this year - I didn't even know they were on last night - but I must admit to being a bit miffed at District 9 not winning a single Oscar. I did't expect them to win Best picture, but *something* would have been nice.

Oh well. Those of us who've seen it know what a great little film it is!
ourdramaqueen: (chronicles of riddick looking up)
This story is as amazing as the short film that it's about - this guy has some serious talent!
ourdramaqueen: (domlijah love is here)
from Waitress starring Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion, as voiced-over by Keri:

Dear Baby,

I hope some day somebody wants to hold you for 20 minutes straight, and that's all they do. They don't pull away, they don't look at your face, they don't try to kiss you. All they do is wrap you up in their arms and hold on tight, without an ounce of selfishness to it.
ourdramaqueen: (firefly river pout)
but I only wish! :/

Work is mostly of the routine/boring kind, and not busy enough to help me overcome my inertia caused by bad sleep and neck/back related problems. Hopefully my new mattress really will arrive this week, because the old one is just plain and simple f-ing with my back/neck, as was very obvious from the first night I spent on it after my holidays. Also have a Wednesday appointment with my sister for a BowTech treatment, which of course I haven't had since mid July. Oh and PMSing doesn't help with all this, obviously, but it seems we're almost past the "Pre" phase now, at least.

Of course I still haven't done any Aotearoa '09 image sorting, apart from what I did on the trip. I also still need to figure out how I can better fit the clips from my video camera on only one or two DVDs - when I try to do it with the software that came with the camera, I can hardly fit a handful of clips on one DVD-R/+R even though there aren't that many long ones, so that's not practical at all!

The sliver of light on the horizon is my weekend trip to NYC - leaving directly from work on Friday 25th mid morning, and coming back again directly to work on Monday 28th. No big plans except visiting a friend and his daughter, and letting them show me around Queens. *counts the days*

Watched three films made in/about NZ and particularly the Maori over the weekend: River Queen, Whale Rider (again), and Once Were Warriors. All three are good in their own ways, and funny enough, all three feature yummy Maori actor Cliff Curtis in an important role. :) Of course a not so likeable one in the latter (OWW) - it's one of those films that is difficult to watch in places, but the performances were fantastic all around. It really deserves its good reputation! As does Whale Rider, of course, and I also liked River Queen a lot.

Oh well. Time to go back to work... until sometime later!
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
As mentioned in a previous post, I have lots of tabs open in Firefox containing stuff I wanted to post links to. I've sorted through them to throw out the less interesting and totally outdated stuff, but still some are from about a month ago, so forgive me if I'm rehashing stuff that you've already seen. Most of this will be in some way LotR related, but I'll divide it up into several posts and space them out a bit, so as not to swamp your flists. :)

First of all, some PJ related links:

Tintin Video revealed

March 18th, 2009 by xoanon

Everyone knows Hollywood giants Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are collaborating on three Tintin movies, but rarely has the public seen the two top film-makers in the same place. A new online video shows them not only together, but with the potential to be a snappy comic duo.

Jackson’s new film touted for Oscars

March 18th, 2009 by xoanon

The Lovely Bones

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been rated a top 2010 Oscar hope with his new film, The Lovely Bones. The Los Angeles Times has predicted the New Zealander will scoop the pool with his adaptation of Alice Sebold’s best-selling novel, possibly winning up to six of the top categories.

‘Tintin’ project brings moguls together

March 24th, 2009 by xoanon

How do Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the two titans of pop culture, collaborate on the new 3-D motion-capture version of “Tintin”? With lots of high-tech wizardry.

What Is Peter Jackson’s ‘District 9?’

As any of you avid Peter Jackson fans out there will know, Peter’s had his eye on a newcomer called Neill Blomkamp for a couple of years now - to the point where he was once the frontrunner to helm the promised Halo movie.

Peter Jackson causes stir

By TAMMY BUCKLEY - Sunday News

Last updated 05:00 12/04/2009

The King Kong of the New Zealand film industry Peter Jackson caused more of a scene than the mid-air dogfighting when he turned-up at an airshow this weekend.
ourdramaqueen: (lij neo2 cool)

'Notorious' scribe takes on Run-DMC
Cheo Hodari Coker will adapt 'Tougher Than Leather'

By Jay A. Fernandez
Jan 29, 2009, 01:00 AM ET

Cheo Hodari Coker is making himself quite a morbid niche: writing biopics about slain rap stars.

The "Notorious" screenwriter is attached to adapt Bill Adler's "Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC -- The Authorized Biography" for DJ Classicz, the urban arm of Davis Entertainment. DJ Classicz president Dallas Jackson optioned the book recently and will produce with production partner John Davis.

Adler, the group's former publicist, will executive produce.

While Fox Searchlight's "Notorious," released two weeks ago, outlines the life and premature death of Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., "Tougher" will explore the history of hip-hop's first superstars: Joseph "Run" Simmons, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels and Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell, who was shot to death in his Queens studio in 2002.

Read more... )

Now here's a rap group I liked - certainly most of their singles; never owned any of their albums. And doesn't the fact that I remember them from way back date me? :D I still think "Walk This Way" is pure genius, plus of course it provided a big comeback for Aerosmith! Can't remember "My Adidas" at all, but it's well possible that I'd recognize it on hearing.

Oh joy

Nov. 19th, 2008 07:31 am
ourdramaqueen: (Default)

Cue the William Tell Overture.

Justin Chadwick has signed on to helm "Ironbow: The Legend of William Tell" for Spyglass.

The William Tell legend centers on a crossbow marksman who, when he would not bow to Austrian rule, was forced to shoot an apple off his son's head in exchange for freedom. Read more... )

Wilhelm Tell by an American screenwriter - I'm not holding out for historical accuracy. Not that I don't think Tell's story, if he really existed, wasn't built up to much more than it was, but with regards to the period and the landscape etc. And the title - omg please! *eyeroll* Well, whatever - I never heard/saw more than casual mentions of the 2007 version so no doubt this will also pretty much go under my radar in the end. If I were more patriotic this might actually concern me. ;)
ourdramaqueen: (blood ties henry)
You can find the full trailer over here. :)
ourdramaqueen: (Default)
So how does ODQ spend her weekend when totally computerless?

Saturday )

Sunday )

I guess that's about it - I know there were one or two other things I thought I'd have to mention, but obviously have slipped my mind. Can't be that important then! ;)
ourdramaqueen: (torchwood captain jack mischief)

'Doctor Who' bound for the big screen?
New showrunner interested in a film based on the series

By Mimi Turner

Aug 24, 2008, 03:55 PM ET
EDINBURGH -- Sci Fi smash "Doctor Who" could be made into a movie, its new showrunner said. Steven Moffat, the award-winning scriptwriter who has taken over as the driving force behind the show following the departure of Russell T. Davies, said he was keen to see the Saturday evening show made into a feature film.

"It would be good to see it in the cinema so long as it is great and fantastic," he said, speaking at a master class on the show at the festival here. But he cautioned that the the movie would need careful handling.

"I'm not against it ... so long as it never gets in the way of the TV show. If it got in the way of the show that would be appalling."

Fans of the time lord series have been eager to see the show transition to the big screen ever since it was brought back to BBC1 four years ago. Almost 10 million viewers watched the season finale last month.

Don't know how it would play on the big screen, but hey, with a good script, why not? They could bring Captain Jack along for reinforcements... ;D

ETA: Our CMS (Content Management System) is down which means I can't do much work, so here's yet another meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] textualdeviance: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test

No surprise here )

*sigh* And now the testserver is down...

The Lover Style Profile Test )

Oh yeah...

Jul. 30th, 2008 08:35 pm
ourdramaqueen: (chronicles of riddick looking up)
There's one scene in Babylon A.D., Vin Diesel's new film being released end of August, which I'll be sure to enjoy a lot:

Particularly since there will also be some interesting tattoos to admire: )
ourdramaqueen: (elfquest sunlight and shadow)

Elves gather at Warners
Rawson Thurber to write, direct, produce comic adaptation

By Borys Kit

July 9, 2008, 01:00 AM ET

"Elfquest," the cult comic by Wendy and Richard Pini, is heading to the big screen courtesy of Warners Bros. and Rawson Thurber.

Thurber will write, direct and produce the feature, whose format is undetermined.

The original comic, which the Pinis initially self-published starting in 1978, followed a tribe of elves known as the Wolfriders in their attempts to survive and link with other dispersed elves on an Earth-like planet with two moons while on the lookout for tribes of humans and trolls, both of which acted as allies and enemies.

The series -- which at certain points in its history was published by both Marvel and DC Comics -- attracted a more mature audience as it went along, with scenes of battles and sexuality that were intense for that time.

Hollywood has long tried to adapt the series, and several attempts at an animated series or feature have been made over the years.

Courtenay Valenti is overseeing for Warners.

CAA-repped Thurber, a commercials director, broke through into features with the 2004 Ben Stiller hit "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story." He also wrote and directed "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh," an adaptation of the Michael Chabon novel.

The Pinis are repped by RWSH and Hansen Literary.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Format undetermined - on the one hand animated would be great, on the other hand it would be really interesting to see actors in these roles - as long as they cast them well... *starts Elijah Wood as Skywise petition*


ETA: Another story at getthebigpicture.com, which has a bit more info on Michael Thurber. Interesting choice indeed... I hope Richard Pini will soon post something to the mailing list about this!

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