WEIRDLAND: January 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Roger Ebert praises Kristen Stewart's acting

Roger Ebert referring to Kristen Stewart as "an important new actress" (via Twitter):

"Kristen Stewart is a fine actress. Saints preserve her from Twilight" -Roger Ebert.

About "The Runaways" Ebert wrote:
"Joan Jett still tours today, and is an intact survivor. The movie reproduces the Runaways' actual music, which is no better that you might expect, but the acting is very convincing. Kristen Stewart proves once again that she's a rising star, and Dakota Fanning is such a fine actress that I, for one, almost believed I'd always heard her using the f-word. As for Michael Shannon, is he the most unheralded force in acting today, or what?"

Vanity Fair's Krista Smith speaks to Director Jake Scott and Actors Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo about Welcome To The Rileys

"Welcome to the Rileys was one of the buzz champs of Sundance 2010. The discovery once again is Kristen Stewart, who after this year's festival can be considered completely rehabilitated after the "Twilight" films. That sounds like unlikely melodrama? So it is. But Gandolfini, Stewart and Leo inhabit it with persuasive performances, and director Jake Scott uses French Quarter locations that add another level of atmosphere. Gandolfini does something here he often does, as in John Turturro's "Romance & Cigarettes" (2005): He demonstrates that although he may not be conventionally handsome, when he smiles his face bathes you in the urge to like him. Kristen Stewart here is tougher even than her punk rocker in "The Runaways". Who knew she had these notes? I'm discovering an important new actress".

"New Moon" DVD, Kristen Stewart: Glamour 2010's Most Stylish Women

Kristen Stewart
Age: 19
Made The List Because: Kristen’s punky style shocked conservative Hollywood (but in a good way).
She famously teamed a Yigal Azrouel mini dress with a pair of Converse trainers on the 2009 MTV Awards red carpet – and actually got away with it!

"As expected, at least one new edition of the DVD for The Twilight Saga: New Moon has come about. Before, Best Buy's listing for the DVD was rather sparse, and now, thanks to the wonderful research of some Twilight fans, it is known that Best Buy will be offering a Steel Case Edition of the DVD".

It is supposedly still unavailable on the store's website, but it is said to include a free cell phone skin upon pre-ordering the DVD".

Jake Gyllenhaal attends Pre-Grammy Bash in Beverly Hills

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Foxx attendign Pre-Grammy Bash at L'Ermitage on 29th January, 2010 in Beverly Hills, CA.

"Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway and Liam Neeson have signed DVDs of their famous films, including "Gladiator", "Brokeback Mountain", "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Schindler's List." Alex O'Loughlin, who starred in the cult vampire series "Moonlight", has donated an autographed photo while his castmates signed a "Three Rivers" script.

The silent auction also will feature signed Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Ben Roethlisberger jerseys, a Steelers Super Bowl edition football inked by the quarterback along with six Super Bowl etched glass tumblers from Tiffany's.

The March 7 party, which has become a key source of funding for the film office, moves this year to the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Downtown".

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Amanda Seyfried sings Little House in "Dear John"

Lyrics by: Amanda Seyfried

I love this place
But it's haunted without you
My tired heart
Is beating so slow
Our hearts sing less
Than we wanted
We wanted
Our hearts sing 'cause
We do not know
we do not know

To light the night
To help us grow
To help us grow
It is not said
I always know

You can catch me
Don't you run
Don't you run
If you live another day
In this happy little house
The fire's here to stay

To light the night
To help us grow
To help us grow
It is not said
I always know

Please don't make a fuss
It won't go away
The wonder of it all
The wonder that I made
I am here to stay

I am here to stay

Amanda Seyfried at Dear John premiere in Macy’s Union Square on 29th January in San Francisco.

"In the upcoming Dear John, Amanda Seyfried's heart is in more than the letters she writes to her boyfriend.The 24-year-old actress, who got our attention in Mean Girls and then went on to star in such diverse fare as Mamma Mia! and Big Love, has added yet another notch to her creative belt: singer-songwriter.Seyfried's "Little House", a wistful love song, will be included on the Dear John soundtrack, but you can hear it for the first time right here! Source:

Michael Cera & Jesse Eisenberg video

A video featuring some scenes starred by actors Michael Cera (Arrested Development, Superbad, Juno, Paper Heart, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Youth in Revolt, etc.) and Jesse Eisenberg (Roger Dodger, Cursed, Adventureland, Zombieland, etc.)

Song "Hammering the cramps" by Sparklehorse.

Jake Gyllenhaal leaving a restaurant in Hollywood

Jake Gyllenhaal leaving a restaurant in Hollywood, after eating with his family on 29th January 2010.

Jake Gyllenhaal leaving a medical Center in Beverly Hills on 29th Januray 2010. Pictures courtesy of

Michael Cera in "Paper Heart" & "Youth In Revolt"

Michael Cera in "Paper Heart" (with Charlene Yi) & "Youth In Revolt" (with Portia Doubleday).

Song "Lava Kiss" by Grandaddy.

HitFix's Greg Ellwood interviews Michael Cera and Portia Doubleday of "Youth in Revolt".

"No Right Turn" in DVD

David Noel Bourke's NO RIGHT TURN Officially on DVD from December 22 2009!

"No Right Turn is a quirky drama from Denmark. The film has a lot going for it, mostly thanks to director David Noel Bourke, who crafts a fascinating and unique vision of betrayal, drug use, and sexual energy. The film is tough to categorize, and it definitely has an arthouse feel throughout. I suppose the best way to describe it is as a combination of David Lynch and Dario Argento as it combines the subtle, dangerous feel of the best Argento gialli with the often bizarre and sexually free nature of a Lynch film.The film is about a beautiful woman named Nina. Nina is a hooker who lives with her deadbeat boyfriend named Johnny, a drug-fueled dreamer who is wasting his life away. However Nina wants more in life, and her methods for obtaining more are manipulative, sexy, and mysterious. Director David Noel Bourke has crafted an excellent film. Each scene is set up with a solid eye for imagery. In Bourke’s world, a simple bath is a chance to craft a memorable scene. There are a variety of killer moments in the film, and each scene feels like a piece of art, often infused with the subtle smoldering of the characters who are each complex and mysterious in their own ways. There are a few pacing problems here and there, but for the most part, Burke keeps the film moving at a solid pace. But the best part of the film might be the performances that Burke culls from his actors.
Laura Bach is the straw that stirs the drink of No Right Turn. She is a beautiful and dangerous femme, capable of getting raped, and yet still seeming as if she is in total control". Source:

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Zombieland" Deleted Scenes & Special Feature Clips

Jesse Eisenberg plays Columbus in "Zombieland".Emma Stone plays Wichita in "Zombieland".Abigail Breslin plays Little Rock.

Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he's scared of just about everything. Gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has no fears. Together, they are about to stare down their most horrifying challenge yet: each other's company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.

Special Features:
Ruben Fleischer filming Woody Harrelson (Tallahassee) in "Zombieland", September 2009.

Commentary with Actors Woody Harrelson & Jesse Eisenberg, Director Ruben Fleischer, Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Go Behind-the-Scenes with "In Search of Zombieland"
"Zombieland is Your Land" - The zombification of the United States
Deleted Scenes
Visual Effects Progression Scenes
Theatrical Promo Trailers
Woke Up Dead Episode "Up and At 'Em"
"Beyond the Graveyard" Behind the Scenes Picture-in-Picture Track (Blu-ray only)
movieIQ (Blu-ray only)
PS3 Wallpaper (Blu-ray only)

Zombieland featurette - Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.

Columbus or Tallahassee?

1 – "At the end of the movie, it’s the hero versus the villain over stakes. Very close, but I’d go with Columbus. He clashes most directly with the zombies over the stakes characters (Wichita and Little Rock).

2 – The hero changes the most from the start to the finish. I’m still undecided on this one. Perhaps Tallahassee, by a hair.
3 – The hero is like the villain, but with a moral centre. Definitely Tallahassee. Zombies destroy without reason, love blood and guts, and have one-track minds (brains!). What’s Tallahassee like? He destroys without reason, loves blood and guts, and has a one-track mind (twinkies!). The only difference between the two, apart from a pulse, is that Tallahassee has a moral centre.
4 – The hero drives the action. Again very close, but I’d say Columbus makes most of the decisions. (Notably, to save the girls from the amusement park).

5 - The hero is willing to sacrifice the most in Act 3. Tallahassee has something of a death-wish, and killing zombies is what he lives for. Columbus on the other hand hates danger, and has to face his worst nightmare – the clown zombie. I’d say Columbus.

In my book, Columbus emerges as the main character, but that doesn’t mean that Tallahassee’s character isn’t developed enough that he couldn’t be".

Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon on the set of 'Nailed' In Columbia, South Carolina, May 2009.

"Catawba County grandmother Joan Schuermeyer woke up beside heartthrob Jake Gyllenhaal last year.

The 67-year-old was working as an extra when she fell asleep on the set of "Nailed", a big-name production with money problems that kept it out of theaters.

Stars Gyllenhaal, Tracy Morgan and Paul Reubens posed around the sleeping senior actress for a funny photo. Reubens (better known as Pee-wee Herman) was nice enough to e-mail Schuermeyer a copy.

Schuermeyer scored about three seconds in the official trailer for "Zombieland," a Woody Harrelson horror-meets-comedy flick due out Oct. 9. She's the gray-haired woman who drops a baby grand piano on a zombie in pursuit.
The retired day-care owner and substitute teacher got another taste of celebrity in "Halloween II," set to open Friday. A casting agent with the movie called her after seeing Schuermeyer in "Zombieland."In a photo she took with director, producer, writer and heavy metal musician Rob Zombie, she has bloodied eyes courtesy of a makeup artist". Source:

Kristen Stewart & Dakota Fanning - "Runaways" Interview

Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart talk about life on the set of the Joan Jett narrative.

"Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning took time out of their hectic Sundance 2010 schedule to meet up with me to talk about their new film The Runaways. The pair told me about life on the set, what it's like to tell the story of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's band, and how this role is different than any that Dakota has played before". Source:

Taylor Lautner Talks About Valentine's Day Movie

Taylor Lautner Talks About his role in "Valentine's Day".
Jessica Biel plays as Kara Monahan in "Valentine's Day".

Clip from "Valentine's Day" featuring Taylor Lautner.

"Remember me" premiere in New York on 1st March

New promotional still of Robert Pattinson in "Remember Me".

"There has been a lot of Internet speculation about the premiere of “Remember Me” starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, and Pierce Brosnan.

Emilie de Ravin takes a break on the set of Remember Me in New York City, on 9th July 2009.

Gossip Cop is told that the stars will walk the red carpet in New York on March 1.
“Remember Me” opens nationwide on March 12.

Generally, premieres are closer to the film’s release date, but because Pattinson is working on “Bel Ami” in Europe and can’t go back and forth, “Remember Me” will have it’s big red carpet at the same time he’s doing its press junket in the Big Apple".