Thursday, August 27, 2009

Goldblum returning to work on CI.......

The Press Association, 8.26.09

'Jeff Goldblum hails Rachel McAdams'

Jeff Goldblum has revealed that Rachel McAdams is "spectacular" in a forthcoming film in which they both star. The pair feature in JJ Abrams' Morning Glory, and Jeff said it was a delight to work with Rachel, Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford on the media-themed comedy.

excerpted.....Jeff also revealed he was looking forward to going back to Law And Order.

He said: "I loved it to pieces - I'm so lucky to have that delightful job.

"Dick Wolf is fantastic and the writers and the actors... it's just a great part and I start again in another month or two and I can't wait."
Full article

Thanks Drew!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kate Erbe attends Glaad event


Kate Erbe attends the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Manhattan summer rooftop event on August 25, 2009 in New York City.

More photos of Kate can be found here and here.

Thanks Drew!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The decade's best television characters

Zap2it, 8.25.09
By Andy Grieser

Zap2it's first-ever poll of the best television characters in the 2000s revealed a number of things, chief among them the abiding love for "Veronica Mars" and other long-gone shows, especially those from the mind of Joss Whedon. Plus, there's still a lot of love out there for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles."

Best Cop: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" main man Robert Goren took this one. Seeley Booth is a federal agent and not a police officer, so we're ditching that write-in in favor of "Psych's" Carlton Lassiter.

Full article

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The reason to watch.....is D'Onofrio's performance

Degree of poetic justice in television crime drama
The Star Phoenix
Alex Strachan, Canwest News Service, 8.22.09

Law & Order: Criminal Intent has always been treated like the unwanted stepchild of the Law & Order universe, even though it features one of TV's most eccentric and oddly hypnotic performances.

The brainchild of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf and Montreal native Rene Balcer, a former Concordia University English major and one-time staff writer for the (now-defunct) Montreal Star, early episodes of L&O: CI played like an updated version of Columbo, in which a dishevelled-but-brilliant detective, played by Vincent D'Onofrio, plays cat-and-mouse games with ingenious criminals (almost) as smart as he is.

In recent seasons, as Balcer left the show -- to help revive the original Law & Order -- L&O: CI has adopted a more melodramatic tone. Tonight's repeat, from June, is loosely based on the infamous Madeleine McCann case, in which a three-year-old girl vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal while her parents were dining in a restaurant just metres away.

In the L&O: CI version, Goren and his partner, Det. Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe), are investigating a hotel robbery when they learn a toddler has been abducted at the same time a thief was allegedly breaking into people's rooms.

Here, similarities to the McCann case end -- there's a jaw-dropping twist at the end that feels more like the product of a TV writer's imagination than something that could happen in real life -- but the reason to watch, as always, is for D'Onofrio's performance.

He has a way of burying himself in the role of a brilliant but damaged sleuth. The performance is made all the more surreal in tonight's episode by the seeming continuity problems: D'Onofrio's beard, which was shaved in subsequent episodes, is full one minute, a 5 o'clock shadow with whiskers the next, semi-shaved the moment after that and then back to the full ZZ Top. Full article

CI episode "Folie a Deux" airs tonight on NBC 8pm.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Film: Down and Dirty Pictures

Cast: Vincent D’Onofrio, Andy Serkis, Toby Jones, Michael Rispoli, Elias Koteas, Matthew Perry, Bobby Cannavale, Hugh Dancy, Sally Hawkins

-Director: Ken Bowser (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls; SNL: The First 5 Years)
-Author: Peter Biskind (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock ‘N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood)
-Screenwriter: Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral; Caffeine; Lift; Dirty Little Secrets) and Joshua James
-Producer: Kevin Frakes

From the director of EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS; DOWN AND DIRTY PICTURES chronicles the explosion of Independent Film as mainstream entertainment and reveals the larger than life characters in the driving seat.

Summary: Down & Dirty Pictures is an energetic, obscenely funny, unique story about the mavericks who helped to create, mold, and later reinvent the modern day independent film industry. Through the use of original, visually stimulating filmmaking techniques (including comic book inspired animation and claymation), combined with an inventive storytelling structure, this rich and layered film fuses the characters’ drama and intensity (worthy of a Greek tragedy) and brilliantly records and satirizes independent film’s golden era and its most controversial characters.

Writers Dean Craig and Joshua James have crafted a screenplay that cleverly introduces the complex legend of Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein. Known for his blinding charm, yet also known as the boisterous bully who tears phones off the walls, this celebrated studio honcho never waivers in displaying his tender affection for independent film. Pitted against the unstoppable commercial success of Miramax Films, Bingham Ray and Jeff Lipsky co-found October Films where they hope to nourish art-house cinema and compete against Harvey and his brother Bob, creating a grueling, emotional battle over the future of independent film that had never been witnessed before. Down & Dirty Pictures shows us that whatever the personal imperfections of both the heroes and villains in this screenplay, what stands out most is their courage, a deep, overwhelming love of film, and that indie conditions are “darker, dirtier and a lot smaller” than anyone ever imagined.

Shooting Schedule: Oct/Nov 2009

Locations: Park City, UT (Sundance), New York, Cannes and Los Angeles

From Celcius Entertaiment

Thanks to Sharon!

Update: 8.29.09 Shooting schedule change - Filming will take place Jan/Feb 2010

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CI Marathon - September 26

USA network has a "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon (Psycho Saturday marathon!) scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 9am - 10pm.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

LO:CI Season 4 released on November 24

TVShowsonDVD, 8.12.09

The show may still be airing its eighth season right now, but on DVD fans are just now getting a release date for Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The 4th Year (with episodes from the 2004-05 season). Early this past April we passed along to our readers that this title could be pre-ordered from Amazon, but this was prior to Universal Studio formally announcing the set. Today they made it official, though, scheduled to arrive on November 24th.

The Law & Order: Criminal Intent - Season Four 5-disc set can be ordered at Amazon.com for $41.99.


Thanks to Sharon!

"The Narrows" DVD pre-order

"The Narrows" DVD is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
Priced $19.49 and $24.99 for Blu-ray. Release on November 3, 2009


Monday, August 10, 2009

"The Narrows" Q&A transcript

Update: We received a note today regarding a transcript of the live Q&A held after the screening of "The Narrows" in New York. The transcript is still not complete. They expect it now to be available in about 6-8 weeks.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Exclusive Interview of Vincent D'Onofrio

TVMag.com, 8.7.09
by Julia Baudin

-translated-

You grew up in Brooklyn, just across from Staten Island. The scenario for New York Little did he recalled memories?
Vincent D'Onofrio: Yes, in some way ... I remember cross the kind of people: small crooks, the guy from New York more or less involved in the mafia. Je les observais de loin. I watch them from afar. As the character of Parma Tazzo, the way it manages, moves, talks, looks, his image came to me like that. As a matter of course.

It is a fantasy player to become a sponsor of the mafia?
The sponsor is one of the mythical characters. But for me, among Tazzo is a mafia different from those we have seen so far, rather bizarre, vulnerable, childlike, suffering from a major inferiority complex. Little New York is a fairly ambitious first film which tells the same story viewed from three perspectives - those of the three main characters - filmed in three different ways. It is far from the Godfather or Once Upon a Time in America ... But for an actor, the important thing is not to stick a label.

The good cop from New York, criminal section, for example ...
It's nice to go from time to time on the other side of the barrier. We realize that the distance between a good cop for a good crook may not be so great I love my television character, job is easy, the series is very good, the team is brilliant and the arrival of Jeff Goldblum in the season 9, in place of Chris North (Mr. Big from Sex and the city), it will bring freshness. But after eight years in the guise of Robert Goren, I need to do other things. Otherwise I become sad (laughs).

How is Jeff Goldblum?
It is great, excellent, interesting. His character is as strange as mine and it will gradually take a growing place in the series, which will leave me more time to film. And yet I am rather critical. You know, this series is just mine ...

How?
I worked so hard to enforce my character! wanted both uncomfortable for the actors as for the producers or the viewers. . I wanted hard, intelligent, inaccessible, inflexible. It was not easy to convince.

You regret?
No way! However I regret the proliferation of crime series. The genre was born there thirty-five years with Columbo. Peter Falk was able to build a magnificent character, concentrated and intense. Few players know yet how or when they are pale copies in small plots. I do not know how long this will last yet, but I think that the genre is almost dead.

Here's the link to the original article.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Eames in CI episode "Revolution"


Kathryn Erbe again teams with Jeff Goldblum, in the Season Finale episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Episode titled "Revolution" airs Sunday, August 9 at 9/8C on USA Network.

"Revolution"
A bank executive is murdered during a kidnap attempt, and as Eames and Nichols investigate the suspected revolutionary who was angry over the recent bailout of the bank, they must also deal with a terrorism threat.

US indie "Staten Island" Box Office

Screendaily.com, 8.7.09

ScreenDaily’s weekly round up of the local and independent openings in key markets.

France:

US indie Staten Island was released on August 5 facing tough competition from Paramount’s heavyweight G.I. Joe: Rise Of The Cobra. The mob picture, set in New York’s oft-derided borough, went out on 165 screens through EuropaCorp and had a healthy second-place showing on its first day with 9,234 admissions. Vincent D’Onofrio, Seymour Cassell and Ethan Hawke star in the James De Monaco-directed film.

Thanks Linda!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio

Premiere.fr, 8.5.09
By Leo Haddad

-translated-
It's your big comeback in the cinema ...

Great, I do not know. My little back ... I have a lot more time now. My children grew up, except the youngest, who is the infant, and in New York Criminal Section, I am more than half the episodes, since the work is shared with Jeff Goldblum now. It allows me to say yes to new film projects that interest me, as Little New York. Nine years ago, it was the opposite, I wanted to ask me a little, have a stable job and structured. In the evening, I was at home, I am paid very well, the hearings were so strong.

It is a release?

No, I can not say that, because it was a choice. I am told often that I went very close to being a film star and that it is as if I had done everything to not become one. That, I do not know, but what is certain is that I have no regrets. Some of my friends have this life there, and I do not want for anything. A player is constantly surrounded by people behavior denatured. As in the fable of the Emperor naked? He did not his clothes but everyone acts as if nothing had happened for not angry. Travel to the four corners, festivals, girls. This is not my thing. I do not have the personality for it.

Little in New York, you put the character in a scene, the first, simply by the way you eat pistachios by interviewing a poor guy who owes you money ...

Yes, that's what I like. I had my first real role in the past, and I remember most of the time it took and how it was boring. Several weeks of filming for a role! No, what I land it, do my number a few days, touch something in a few sequences, and leave. The structure of quasi film sketch Little New York allows that. I appear, I have a time and a very limited part to create my character, and bam!, I turn to something else.

It is ironic for a guy who has long been top billing on TV ...

Yes, I know, but it is not the same thing. On a film shooting is what suits me best, if not, I'm soon to die.

Like the extremes, and this figure mafia at bay is a perfect illustration of this idea: it tries to beat the diving competition at the bottom of the pool and eventually perched on a tree to prevent than it shot ...

Yes, the script was written like that, the story of a "rise" in a spiritual sense of the term, but also a little farcesque. The metaphor is interesting, and I loved the scenes to turn the shaft. I was literally perched up there several days and I had an experience hallucinatory, close to that of the character who finally finds meaning in his life and a real cause to defend.

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Also -

Fluctuat.net, 8.5.09
Interview by Eric Vernay

Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio
Around the release of Little New York

Thanks MarieDeFrance!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Little New York", an excellent thriller

20minutes.fr, 8.5.09

-translated-
CINEMA - Film critic James Monaco ...
A New York Mafia has dreams of grandeur, but not to the liking of his colleagues. Having been the victim of an assassination attempt, he discovers that his family had turned against him. The butcher a deaf-mute, and a discharger of septic tanks will cross his path.

Heads to remember
It is not often that Vincent D'Onofrio has experienced one of his greatest roles in "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) by Stanley Kubrick before participating in the series "New York Police Forensics. Seymour Cassel is also a second knife which was very popular among the favorites of John Cassavetes to appear in many independent films. Ethan Hawke was recently on display from "7:58 on Saturday there" by Sidney Lumet.

Backstage Backstage
The director James de Monaco, writer of "Negotiator" (1998) by F. Gary Gray et d'«Assaut sur le central 13» (2005) de Jean-François Richet, a grandi à Staten Island où se déroule son film. Gary Gray and "Assault on the central 13" (2005) Jean-François Richet, grew up in Staten Island where the film takes place. It was inspired by people he has known for creating the three main characters of his film. History to prevent the film is depressing, he added color to certain parts pétantes costumes of the characters. A way to pay tribute to Federico Fellini in which he is a fan. The film director has also been considered classic mafia films like "The Godfather" by Francis Ford Coppola and "liberated" by Martin Scorsese.

Most of the film
James Monaco signs a thriller excellent served with a nice roster of players. The construction of the film that interweaves the fates of various characters communicate a playful adventures very dark. It is a real pleasure to see how the mechanics of the scenario. The actors, including the excellent Vincent D'Onofrio, will give their heart.

The least of the film
We have already seen many times this type of mafia stories and adventures offered are quite predictable.

The replica that kills
"I want to take over Staten Island. Any lead. I want everything. Absolutely everything." Vincent D'Onofrio says he wants his men.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

An Italian in New York

Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio
From Evene.fr, 8.4.09

-translated-
In 'Little New York' by James De Monaco, black comedy and off, Vincent D'Onofrio, actor stature disturbing embodies, for the first time in his career, a character in Italian-American mafia, the archetype of the gangster and whimsical infant. En salle le 5 août. Indoor August 5

In this first film whose action takes place on Staten Island, island in the bay of New York and known for having served as a dormitory town to the mafia of the Big Apple, Vincent D'Onofrio interpretation among Tarzo a local capo. Which is determined to become famous in one way or another, to pick one to save the forests of the island is perched in the canopy of a tree which he refuses to go down as the municipality does not renounce not in his real estate project. The power of physical D'Onofrio, his presence, his strange eyes is wonderful once again and give his whole dimension to this improbable character gangster. Full interview

Interview on set of "The Irishman"


Vincent D'Onofrio talks about playing his character John Nardi more like an accountant then a gangster, and how his character pushes Danny Greene (Ray Stevenson) in the direction of Shondor Birns (Christopher Walken).

Monday, August 3, 2009

Video: Live Q&A from "The Narrows" Parts 1&2

Part One


Part Two

Posted on Youtube by drgregsgurl. Footage by Tricia.
Thank you to HeathersInAZ for the links!

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USA finalizing deal to bring back 'Criminal Intent'

Hollywood Reporter, 8.2.09

USA Network has renewed sophomore drama "In Plain Sight" for a third season.

Additionally, the network is finalizing a deal to renew the show's companion on Sunday nights, "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

That, combined with last week's orders for the red-hot Thursday duo of "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains," means that USA has picked up all of its series that were up for renewal; that is an impossible feat for a broadcast network and very rare for a cable net.

But USA is completely dominating the cable ratings with big help from its slate of six original series: the newly picked up quartet and hits "Monk" and "Psych."

"It's a great run," president of original programming Jeff Wachtel said. "We have an incredible team, and we also have gotten a little lucky."

"Sight," which stars Mary McCormack as an U.S. marshal for the witness protection program, has been picked up for 16 episodes, the same order the network recently gave to "Burn" and "Pains."

There will be a change at the helm of "Sight" next season: The two executive producers , creator David Maples and Paul Stupin, will take a back seat in the day-to-day operations but stay on as consultants. Full article

Thanks Peachybc!
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8.3.09 11am: From USA network's Law&Order:CI Twitter page:

"We're very close to finalizing our renewal! Details soon.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Video clips from upcoming CI episode "Alpha Dog"

From Movieweb- 2 video clips from upcoming CI episode "Alpha Dog".
"Alpha Dog" airs Sunday, August 2 at 9/8C on USA Network.



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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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