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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Star Wars Actors News

Julian Glover and Genevieve O'Reilly are both starring in the Old Vic production of Richard II in London until the end of November. I hear Kevin Spacey is doing quite well in his role as Richard II...for his first Shakespeare attempt.

Halloween is coming up quickly and there's more than a few good releases on DVD that will sate classic horror/thriller/sci-fi fans
The Man With Nine Lives~1940 - Karloff...mad scientist!
The Val Lewton Horror Collection '42 - '46 which includes:

*Cat People *I Walked with a Zombie *The Leopard Man *The Seventh Victim *Ghost Ship *Curse of the Cat People *Isle of the Dead *The Body Snatcher *Bedlam

More noir-ish psychological thrillers than horror...but that's a fine line, isn't it? They make low-budget look good.

Torture Garden~1967 - Among the other cast... Peter Cushing (Moff Tarkin), doesn't matter what he's in, he's always good.
and...totally unrelated... The Warriors~1979 - wow, been waiting a long time for this to come out all shiny and new on DVD.

Lords of Dogtown~2005 - released last week, I've yet to watch it, but I'm interested to see friend Peggy Oki be portrayed by Stephanie Limb. Peggy Oki was the only gal in the Dogtown gang and the first female champion skater. She still skates but is working as an artist full-time in my former hometown of Santa Barbara now. (I loved Dogtown and Z Boys~2001)Anyone seen Lords of Dogtown?
Any fan of Frank Miller's 300 (1998) might be interested to know that Dominic West (a palace guard in TPM, but most might know him better as Kirk Cuddy from Rock Star or as Fred Casely in Chicago) will be joining the cast which is set to begin filming in Montreal two weeks from now.

John Carter of Mars will start shooting next year. That will be interesting for sure since Lucas used a few elements of the John Carter series (Princess of Mars) in the Star Wars films. Princess Leia in the slave outfit and Princess of Mars' Jorah Thoris' outfit for one. Reverse References (about 2/3rds down the page under "books")
Land of the Dead~2005 will come out on DVD very soon and one scene with former Ewok, Phil Fondacaro, will be re-inserted into the DVD that was left out of the theatrical release. Apparently the scene adds to the shock value. :p
Those who are fans of The Muppets will be sad to hear that Muppet writer Jerry Juhl died of cancer in late September in San Francisco. Frank Oz said that Juhl "brought tremendous soul" to the Muppets.
I'm so looking forward to Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit this weekend. Gromit is a delightfully perfect dog after all. And I'm mighty curious to hear Ralph Fiennes (Victor Quartermaine) do animation...has he found his funny bone?
Oh, and if that wasn't enough...Cree Summer (Luminara Unduli in Clone Wars and Princess Kneesaa in Ewoks) will be performing (singing) at Temple Bar, 1026 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA tonight (Friday, October 7, 2005) at 9 PM.

1 comment:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...


date Posted: Oct 06, 2005 11:56 PM
I'm so looking forward to seeing Wallace & Gromit too