Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Breaking Bad: Season 5 Gag Reel

Getting ready for the Season 5 (Part 2) premiere

Enjoy

Video posted by BradDanyLuk


Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Conjuring: Vera Farmiga sees dead people


Every time we're going to watch a genre film we're not only watching a single movie. In a certain way we are watching hundreds of other movies that follow the same rules, try to cause the same effects and eventually end up in the same folder on the Netflix page.

Some movies like the Wes Craven's Scream saga made this pretty obvious, exposing the rules they need to follow. James Wan's The Conjuring is different, instead of exposing its mechanism, The Conjuring seems to feed itself of some of its predecessors to create something that looks new precisely because it doesn't try to be new.


           
The Conjuring doll is a mix of Chucky and Talky Tina, the murderous doll in the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll"


You can see reference to the Twilight Zone, Paranormal Activity, The Amityville Horror,  The Birds, The Exorcist ans Saw (by James Wan too) just to name some, but The Conjuring is not another postmodern exercise of references and self reference. The movie uses our own archive to take us back to a place that result familiar and scary at the same time. Beside that we have really interesting camera movements and shots, really scary scenes and, of course, the clapping game, something that is now in the history on the genre.

I really like movies like Scream or The Cabin in the Woods but It's good to see a horror film that take itself seriously once in awhile.

The Conjuring
Directed by James Wan
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The Future of the Film Industry

On June 12, 2013 Steven Spielberg and George Lucas spoke about the future of the movie business at the USC School of Cinematic Art. The conclusion: everything is about to change.

Spielberg said, and I quote:

"There's going to to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen mega budget movies are going to crashing into the ground, and that's going to change the paradigm"

The paradigm Spielberg is referring is relating to distribution. In the Internet/Netflix/Videogames era, people don't have time enough to go to the movies the way they used to so the weekly premiere system is about to collapse.

According to Spielberg and Lucas in the future only a few movies will be premiere on the movie theaters under a scheme similar to Broadway, a long period of exhibition (maybe a year) and much more expensive tickets. The rest of the movies will go directly to our TVs through a VOD system.

Just a month after the Spielberg's prophecies, The New York Times made a note entitled "Weekend Box Office Reflects a Season of Big-Budget Stumbles" in which count no three or four but half-dozen mega budget movies crashing into the ground.

R.I.P.D., Turbo, Pacific Rim, White House Down, The Lone Ranger and After Earth were the chosen ones. All these movies have budgets over $130 million and all of them failed on the box-office side. The biggest fail was maybe The Long Ranger, with a budget over the $215 million (over $300 million if include the marketing), the movie made only $29,210,849 during its opening weekend according to box office mojo. So we're not sure about what is going to happen in the future but so far Spielberg and Lucas seem to have a crystal ball. If you don't believe me, go and watch Minority Report.

Here you can see part of the Spielberg and Lucas interview:


Breaking Bad App

Fans all over the world: If you want to get the new Breaking Bad app, you have to work for it. AMC has prepared a new app but now it's locked behind a wall of crystal meth. To unlock it you have to prove to addiction to the series and start sharing on Facebook or Twitter from the site.

To visit the #BBaddict app click here

http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad/bbaddict

Like Breaking Bad on Facebook to stay informed.
Breaking Bad returns to AMC on Sunday August 11.


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Homeland Season 3 - Teaser

Showtime has released the first teaser of the new season of Homeland. Basically it just gave us the premiere date.
Homeland season 3 premieres on September 29. See the teaser here.

Video posted by Television Promos



Saturday, July 27, 2013

Madonna: 30th anniversary - It has been a long journey

On July 27 1983 the world changed forever, at least for me. Madonna was releasing her first album. It's been three decades since then and I still love her as the first time I heard about her. To be honest I was just a little kid in 1983 so actually I started loving her a little later but now I could say she is most important for me than probably the 85% of my relatives and without any doubt she is the woman with whom I have had the most lasting and successful relationship of my life (all good comedy is a little sad).

On the 30th anniversary of Madonna (the first album), my 30 favorites looks of one of my favorites women in the Earth.

Number 30: The real person
There are not so many pictures of Madonna looking like a regular person. This is one of my favorites.


Number 29: The Groom
20 years after coming out of a wedding cake... ups, she did it again. This time proving that she is the girl in charge, getting together Britney and Cristina and getting a taste of their tongues almost at the same time.


Number 28: The Shocking Pair
Madonna team up with Jean-Paul Gaultier to shock the world on 1992, during a fashion show to benefit Amfar


Number 27: The Saturday Night Fever
1996. During her Confessions Tour, she embodied John Travolta in his famous white suit and gave us a Music that we'll never forget.


Number 26: The Owner of the Throne
At the 2011 half time show at the Super Bowl, Madonna proved again she is the only Queen wearing a Cleopatra inspired costume.



Number 25: The Grunge
1998 Golden Globe. She looks chic messy and she won!


Number 24: The Dominatrix
October 21, 1992. The world read Sex. A lot of people hated the book but now it's considered a post feminist work of art.


Number 23: The Lady
May 2, 2011. She looks just amazing in this decadent Stella McCartney dress at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York.


Number 22: The Detrich
June 19, 2013. Madonna embrace the glamour and spirit of Marlene Dietrich at the New York premiere of her MDNA Tour documentary.


Number 21: The Hindu
1992 MTV Video Music Award. Madonna opened the night performing Shanti/Ashtangi in a postmodern Hindu look.


Number 20: The 80s
Madonna's look from the 80s defined a character and a star and created a legion of wannabes trying to copy her.


Number 19: The Cowgirl
November 16, 2000.  She wore this amazing outfit during at the MTV Video Music Award at Stockholm.


Number 18: The Corsets
You think of Madonna and probably think in a corset. These are just two of then. On the left the one she wore during her Reinvention Tour. On the right, the Jean-Paul Gaultier reinvention of his own work. In both cases she is performing Vogue.


Number 17: The Irreverent
November 19, 2008. Only Madonna can dress entirely Louis Vuitton at a Gucci event. At the Gucci's launch of the tattoo Heart Collection.


Number 16: The Statement.
March 2003. Madonna wore boy scout uniform to GLAAD Awards, criticizing the boy scout organization for banning gay members. She obviously doesn't look good but she was fighting for a good cause.


15: The Natural
The Like a Prayer video is the only case in which we can see Madonna wearing her natural hair color. She looks just beautiful.


14. The Coolest.
September 7, 1995. She embraced a modern Brigitte Bardot look at the MTV Video Music Awards.


13. The Evita
December 14, 1996. At the premiere of the film Evita at Los Angeles. She was wearing Evita Peron inspired Versage.


12. The Punk
May 6, 2013. She was one of the few who actually get the punk theme of the MET Gala 2013 - Punk: Chaos to Couture


Number 11: The Enlightened
She look just amazing in this dark denim jacket on the Ray of Light music video.



10. The Disco Dietrich.
1993. During her Girlie Show Tour, Madonna pay homage to Marlene Dietrich getting inspiration on the 1932 film Blonde Venus.


Number 9: The Marie Antoinette.
September 12, 1990. Madonna embodied Marie Antoinette at the MTV Video Music Awards. The costume was first worn by Glenn Close in the 1998 film Dangerous Liaisons


Number 8: The Geisha.
She wore this red Jean-Paul Gaultier kimono at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards.


Number 7: The old-fashion Hollywood Glamour
March 25, 1991. At the 63rd annual Academy Awards she paid tribute to the old school Hollywood divas, wearing $20 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds.


Number 6: The Feminist
At the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. She sang her mega hit and feminist iconic theme Express Yourself wearing her top underwear out. 

  

Number 5: The Marilyn.
Madonna embodied Marilyn Monroe in one of her most popular videos, Material Girl.


Number 4: The Movie Star
Madonna wore this dress, created especially for her by Italian designer Vionnet, for the premiere of her directorial debut W.E. at the 68th Venice Film Festival. Just perfection.


Number 3: The Farrah Fawcett
November 3, 2005. Madonna was just amazing, reinventing Farrah Fawcett, at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, Portugal.


Number 2: The Virgin
September 14, 1984. At the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards. A Wedding dress and a 'Boy Toy" belt. Nothing else to say.


Number 1: The Blonde Ambition
No other costume is more iconic for me that the Jean-Paul Gaultier cone bra that Madonna wore during her Blonde Ambition Tour. Long Live to the Queen and thanks for these 30 amazing years.






Friday, July 26, 2013

Blondie: Fan Mail

I've been a Blondie fan since I was a teenager trying to get away from "Maná", Ricardo Arjona and "changa music" (music originated in Venezuela influenced by Techno and Raptor house) so popular among my peers - maybe they weren't my peers after all - during the late 80's and the 90's.

Atomic is in my top 5 favorite songs of all time and Deborah Harry will be young and beautiful forever in my mind.

October 4th will be the day when I'll see them live. Finally!!! The city... NY; the place.... Roseland Ballroom: me... extremely excited!!!

Just to celebrate I'm going to share with you this clip that a friend showed me today. A Black and white video of the group shot at CBGB probably on August 1975, a year before its debut album arrived on December 1976. They are playing a song entitled "A Girl Should Know Better" that never was included on any album. Enjoy!

Video posted by Juliohm666


Second Pussy Riot Denied Parole: No Pasarán!

Today in Mordovia, Russia, a Supreme Court denied an appeal parole for a second Pussy Riot singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova.

Dressed in a black t-shirt with the words "No Pasarán" (spanish for The shall not pass), Nadezhda refused to plead guilty for hooliganism even when this may have acted in her favor.

Pussy Riot case has become one of the most visible cases of suppression of free speech during the recent years generating reactions all over the world.

As a Venezuelan citizen living out of his country, I can relate with these brave women who, coincidentally, are using my language to express their powerful message... NO PASARAN!!

Here's a video posted by Now This News


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Moscow Court Rejects Pussy Riot Appeal

A Russian court has rejected an appeal parole by Maria Alyokhina, member of the Pussy Riot and convicted of hooliganism after a performance against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral during 2012.

The court will hear an appeal by another Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, on Friday.

Here the Reuters note:

(Reuters) - A member of Russian female punk group Pussy Riot lost her appeal for parole on Wednesday after nearly a year in prison for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.





TIFF Lineup. Finally the movies we want to see

The lineup of movies for the upcoming "Toronto International Film Festival" has been announced yesterday July 23.

The Festival will open with the Drama The Fifth State starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

The Gala Presentations include films as August: Osage Country based on Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize winning play and starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a portray of the young days of the beat generation called Kill your Darlings (with Daniel Radcliffe), the comedy Life of Crime starring Jennifer Aniston and Tim Robbins, Ron Howard's Rush (with Chris Hemsworth) and the Railway Man starring Academy Awards winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.

Among the Special presentations are Steve McQueen's 12 Year a Slave, the Jimmy Hendrix biopic All is by my Side starring OutKast's Andre Benjamin, the HBO Europe Miniseries Burning Bush, Dallas Buyers Club with a cast that includes Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, the highly anticipated Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the new film by Jim Jarmusch Only Lovers Left Alive with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston performing vampires, and festival favourite Francois Ozon who will be presenting Young and Beautifil.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs September 5-15.





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Free Pussy Riot! Take Action

More than 100 leading musicians including Madonna, Adele, Radiohead, U2, Paul McCarney, Elton John and Sting joined a worldwide call for the release of Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot. They were jailed on February 2012 for an anti-government protest performance.

Tomorrow, July 24, two women's lawyers are set to launch an appeal to Russia's Supreme Court to reverse their conviction for hooliganism.

If you want to sign the open letter coordinated by Amnesty International asking for the release of the Pussy Riot go to:

http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/c.6oJCLQPAJiJUG/b.8465995/k.6D0D/Pussy_Riot__Writeathon/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?msource=WPSGGTL519035&cid=psggtl519035&gclid=CI_918KJx7gCFSdp7Aod93sAPg






Comic-Con 2013: Bates Motel gets Psycho

To close my coverage of International Comic-Con, here's a video of one of my favorites series from 2013... Bates Motel. See what happen when actor Freddie Highmore finds out his participation on next season is a little bit smaller than he thought.




Sunday, July 21, 2013

Comic-Con 2013: X-Men Surprise Panel

A huge surprise at the International Comic-Con was the reunion of the entire cast of the X-Men movies. Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, Jennifer Laurence, Michael Fassbender, Patrick Steward, James McEvoy, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage and other made for an impressive panel.

Bryan Singer was present too and he gave fans a first look at X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Here you can see some minutes of the panel and the press conference.

Videos posted by Tedbaehmovieguide and Clevver Movies











Comic-Con 2013: Marvel Panel

Two announcement were made during one of the most expected panels at International Comic-Con, the Marvel panel.

First, they revealed the concept art of its new movie Guardians of the Galaxy. They also revealed the name of the next Avengers film: Avengers Age of Ultron. Here you can see Guardians of the Galaxy concept art and the title treatment for both of the movies.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Avengers: Age of Ultron


Comic-Con 2013: Loki at the Marvel Panel

Loki took the stage during Marvel panel on Saturday night at International Comic-Con in San Diego.

Watch the video here.

Video posted by Clevver Movies.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Comic-Con 2013: Catching Fire

A new trailer for Catching Fire was presented during day 3 at the International Comic-Con. I never thought I was going to say this but it looks great.
Video posted by Movieweb

Comic-Con 2013: Superman/Batman Movie coming in 2015

Fanboys and fangirls all over the world, get ready! During the Warner Bros panel on day 3 at the International Comic-Con, the studio announced that it'll be a sequel for Man of Steel featuring Superman and Batman.

The actor Henry Cavill will reprise the role of Superman. No casting for Batman has been mentioned yet but the moviel will be directed by Zack Snyder.

The relationship between the Gotham City hero and Superman will be based on Frank Miller's comic The Dark Knight Returns.

The logo for the movie was already presented.

View image on Twitter

Comic-Con 2013: Game of Thrones Deleted Scene

HBO surprised fans with a deleted scene from season 3. The scene include a conversation between Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) and Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover).

You can watch it here:

Video posted by ksna3







Comic-Con 2013: Game of Thrones "In Memoriam"

The panel of Game of Thrones at International Comic-Con in San Diego opened with this amazing "in Memoriam" video.

Video posted by GameofThrones




Comic-Con 2013: Game of Thrones Panel

The panel of Game of Thrones took place during day 2 at International Comic-Con in San Diego. Here you can see it (47 min). At minute 14, the guy who kissed Khaleesi is Khal Drogo!

Video posted by Thinkheropro



Comic-Con 2013: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Panel

Yes, here it is. One of the big ones of day 2 at 2013 International Comic-Con... The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
This great video was posted by Clevver Movies.



Friday, July 19, 2013

Comic-Con 2013: The Big Bang Theory

Stephen Hawking introduced The Big Bang Theory panel on Friday at Comic-Con. I'm not going to spoil anything. You can watch it yourself here:



Comic-Con 2013: The Walking Dead

One of the most anticipated panels took place at Comic-Con during day 2. The Walking Dead panel finally gave us a premiere date for season 4... October 13.

A new and longer trailer was presented too. I just can say... the trailer is awesome. You can watch it here.

I'm binge watching The Walking Dead right now (still on season 2) so I'm wondering why I didn't see Andrea, Shane or Dale on the trailer. Really, why?




Comic-Con 2013: X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel

Fans all over the world were waiting for this. Yes, they were back together. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the X-Files.

They arrived playing Mulder and Scully again, coming out on stage with flashlights. Later they announced the possibility of a third X-Files movie.

Watch:
Video posted by fabivetongo




    






Comic-Con 2013: The Blacklist Panel

The Blacklist (NBC) is one of the most expected shows of the fall season and James Spader was one of the main attractions on day 1 at the International Comic-Con in San Diego. See James Spader and the rest of the panel here.
Video Posted by b3rt4




MTV VMA Nominees

Two top selling artists lead the nominations for the 2013 VMA. Justin Timberlake and Mackemore & Ryan Lewis hold the year's best selling album and best selling single respectively. Now they are competing for the best video of the year and lead the VMA with 6 nominations each.

Bruno Mars picked up four while Pink, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus  each picked up three.

Running for the best video of the year, the nominees are:

» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
» Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"













Some other nominees:

Best Male Video
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Ed Sheeran, "Lego House"
» Kendrick Lamar, "Swimming Pools"

Best Female Video
» Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, "Stay"
» Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
» Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
» Pink feat. Nate Ruess, "Just Give Me A Reason"
» Demi Lovato, "Heart Attack"


Best Pop Video
» Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
» Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
» Fun., "Carry On"
» Miley Cyrus, "We Can't Stop"
» Selena Gomez, "Come and Get It"


The MTV VMA will be aired on Sunday, August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Comic-Con 2013: Entertainment Weekly - The Visionaries




One of the highlights of day 1 at the International Comic-Con was the meeting with the directors Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Edgar Wright (The World's End, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) and Marc Webb (Amazing Spider-Man). We hope to see the panel, hosted by Entertainment Weekly, on YouTube very soon but you can reed a good review now on "Geek of Doom" (click the link below). Here is an excerpt from the whole review:

"The three directors had quite the response when asked about the future of fillmaking. Cuaron seemed both concerned and excited about the changes he sees coming in the future. Cuaron and Webbs spoke to the current difficulties in the industry and talked about how hard it is to make smaller budget dramas these days. Webb talked about TV and cable channels becoming a place where the kind of dramas that we used to see on the big screen. Wright talked about the need for new properties and joked that without new ideas, Hollywood won't have anything to copy in five years"

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2013/07/18/sdcc-2013-ews-the-visionaries-panel-with-alfonso-cuaron-marc-webb-edgar-wright?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+geeksofdoom+%28GEEKS+OF+DOOM%29

Funko definitely won the Game of Thrones at Comic-Con

I can say I'm both a Game of Thrones and a Funko fan but this is too much! This Ned Stark  figure was presented today at the Comic-Con.

It's now sold out at the HBO store so you can only have it if you are at the Comic-Con.

                                 Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Television Ned Stark Figurine
                                 Game of Thrones Comic-Con Exclusive Pop! Television Ned Stark Figurine

Comic-Con 2013: The Booths

Let's take a look at some of the mega Booths on the San Diego International Comic-Con 2013










Image from EW.com


2013 Emmy Nominations

Netflix is making history. For the first time two series (House of Cards and Arrested Development) distributed via Internet were nominated for the television industry's most important award. The online streaming service is now officially in competition against the cable and broadcast channels, even getting one nomination in the best drama category for House of Cards (the best show of the year in my very personal opinion).

In the outstanding drama category, Netflix's House of Cards will be competing against last year winner Homeland on Showtime, Three times winner Mad Men and Breaking Bad on AMC, HBO's Game of Thrones and PBS's Downtown Abby.

The full list is available on http://www.emmys.com/nominations

Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Girls”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
“Veep”

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Phil Spector”
“Political Animals”
“Top of The Lake”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniel, “The Newsroom”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
MIchelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Elizabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Toby Jones, “The Girl”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Laura Linney, “The Big C: Hereafter”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire”
Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
George Mastras, “Breaking Bad,” “Dead Freight”
Thomas Schnauz, “Breaking Bad,” “Say My Name”
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey,” Episode 4
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones,” “The Rains Of Castamere”
Henry Bromell, “Homeland,” “Q&A”

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
Michelle MacLaren, “Breaking Bad,” “Gliding Over All”
Jeremy Webb, “Downton Abbey,” Episode 4
Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland,” “Q&A”
David Fincher, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ed O’Neill , “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Tony Hale, “Veep”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Klarik, “Episodes” Episode 209
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, “Louie,” “Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1)”
Greg Daniels, “The Office” Finale
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, “30 Rock,” “Hogcock!”
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock,” “Last Lunch”


Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls,” “On All Fours”
Paris Barclay, “Glee,” “Diva”
Louis C.K., “Louie,” “New Year’s Eve”
Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family,” “Arrested”
Beth McCarthy-Miller, “30 Rock”




Comic-Con 2013: Electro Arrives!

The Panel for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for July 19th at 4 PM but people on Comic-Con already have a teaser featuring Jamie Fox as the villain Electro in the Convention Center. The good news... we can watch it too!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rolling Stone plants a bomb

A lot of people is criticizing Rolling Stone Magazine for putting Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber, on the cover of its last issue.

Here the respond from Rolling Stone on its Facebook page:

"Our Hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism the Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens. - THE EDITORS"

Maybe they're right and their hearts go out to the victims but without any doubt their heads go out to the money. They were trying to sell magazines and they did it. For me, the main problem is that not everybody is going to read the article. A lot of young people are going to see a guy who looks a little bit like Jim Morrison, kills a lot of people and is now on the cover of Rolling Stone.


San Diego Under Attack

Although International Comic-Con starts on Wednesday night, on Tuesday night and just for selected press, Legendary Pictures opened a part museum/part thematic park about one of its most anticipated projects... Godzilla. The "Godzilla Encounter" is an immersive experience that transports you to Tokyo under attack. People will find memorabilia, a replica of the city and even could know what it feels like  to be in a place where the monster is doing what it does, destroy everything.

Legendary is planning to release the Godzilla reboot during next summer.
If you are going to Comic-Con and want to take a look, visit http://godzillaencounter.com/ to get some info.







Pictures from Variaty.com