Terrible and Shocking News as Marin County, CA reports that Robin Williams was found dead of apparent suicide at the age of 63. A snippet from THR report of Marin County Police:
On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.
Williams, who has been battling depression and has battled drug addiction on and off for his adult life, was best known in the early years for his zany portrayal of Mork on Mork & Mindy (spin off from Happy Days). Williams built his career mostly with comedic roles like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, and more recently the Night at the Museum trilogy. But it’s his dramatic roles that showcased his acting chops – he was actually a fantastic actor with fine performances in World According to Garp, Photo Booth, Good Will Hunting and of course the brilliantly haunting Dead Poet’s Society.
Williams leaves behind 2 ex wives – his current spouse Susan and 3 children. What a horrible loss to them and to the entire Film, Television & Theatre Community. Ours thoughts are with his family and friends during this heart-wrenching time.
We loved Prometheus more than many I’m sure. The premise, the ties to Alien, Noomi Rapace (because who doesn’t love Noomi?) right down to the sonar inspired eery music in the original trailer! One thing is for certain, director Ridley Scott and star Michael Fassbender are box office gold, so when it comes to Prometheus 2 (the sequel yay!) news- We’re on it!
As Collider reported, Fassbender recently sat down for an interview along with X-men Future’s Past costar James McAvoy, the exchange went something like this:
“For sure. I love Ridley. He’s a master filmmaker,” at which point James McAvoy, who was also part of the interview, turned to Fassbender and asked, “Are you doing a sequel?”
Fassbender turned to his X-Men co-star and replied, “Yeah, but when I don’t know.”
Stay tuned for more news as we hear it on Prometheus 2. If you like Michael Fassbender, you’ll love our story Michael Fassbender, the man vs the member.
Video of interview below:
Alice Guy-Blaché is not a household name, nor is it a name found bobbing around in film schools or even among Hollywood’s most decorated filmmakers, yet she was a pioneer in film. She set standards for so many trends in filmmaking which in itself is impressive, the fact that she was also a woman and that it was the late 1800′s just makes it all the more remarkable. Executive Producer Robert Redford, and producers Pamela Green (@pamelabgreen) and Jarik van Sluijs ( @JarikVanSluijs) want the world to know who Alice Guy-Blaché was. That’s where Kickstarter comes in. This project is called Be Natural and to the great benefit of all film lovers, moviegoers and creators of art everywhere, they have reached their Kickstarter goal of $200,000 so this puppy is on. In their own words:
Alice Guy was the first female film director. She would become the first female movie studio owner, and one of the most prominent filmmakers in the industry, making her one of the highest paid women in the U.S.
How could such an important figure in the birth of cinema be unknown to us?
So we, filmmakers Pamela Green and Jarik van Sluijs, had a case, a real detective story. We decided to search for answers. We’ve discovered surprising new information as we began our research and interviews. It turned into a feature documentary in-the-making about Alice Guy-Blaché and the birth of cinema – Be Natural.
Here is the trailer for Be Natural, narrated by Jodie Foster (perfect choice by the way) it looks like an Oscar waiting to happen. Documentaries are always educational of course, however, this is one lesson every lover of film must absorb. We owe it to the forgotten pioneer, Alice Guy-Blaché.
Even on a camera phone Michael Bublé sounds dreamy as he belts out Take Me Out to the Ball Game at a Vancouver Canadians Baseball game. Michael’s wife Luisana Lopilato posted it on the social media site Keek.
So cute! She says it was her first baseball game.
Aug 18, 2013 | My first baseball game !!!! Take me out to the ball gaaaaaaame !!!!!! by Lulopilato on Keek.com
Bex Taylor-Klaus, who is best known for her stand out performance as Bullet on AMC’s hit series The Killing (filmed in Vancouver btw), has landed a gig as ‘Sin’ on Season 2 of CW’s hit series Arrow (also filmed in Vancouver).
The Killing Season 3, which in my opinion was the best yet, followed a group of street kids who were slowly being picked off one by one by a serial killer. Taylor-Klaus’s portrayal of brooding, street-tough Bullet was memorable to say the least. It’s no wonder she was snatched up for the mega hit Arrow, with her impressive screen presence it’s surprising that The Killing was her first major TV role.
According to THR, the Atlanta, Georgia native will be in Vancouver filming Episodes 3 and 4 of Arrow, but mums the word on any details. Although entertainment blog sites have been all a twitter with the news including Taylor-Klaus’s own twitter and instagram feeds.
Bex posted an instagram of her and popular Teen Wolf star and Arrow frequenter Colton Haynes describing photo with:
Abercrombie and Cinderella. You really don’t want to know.
Looking forward to Arrow Season 2 which airs Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. Can’t wait!