Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Loyalty" Part 1 screen caps

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Promo: " Loyalty" Part 2

Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode "Loyalty" Part 2 airs Tuesday, April 6 at 10pm EST

Download "Loyalty Part 1" from Amazon Video on Demand --

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Big changes come to ‘L&O: Criminal Intent’

Orange County Register | March 30th, 2010
posted by The Watcher

“Law & Order: Criminal Intent”launches its ninth season tonight at 10 on USA, with major changes afoot.

The two-part premiere will set up the departure of the show’s original detective pair, Robert Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) and Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe).

Zach Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) and his new partner, played by Saffron Burrows (late of “Boston Legal”and “My Own Worst Enemy”) will become the show’s sole detective pair. Eric Bogosian will depart the captain’s chair, to be replaced by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

Too many changes? As with its parent series, “L&OCI” has weathered plenty of changes in the past without too much damage. Goren had a substitute partner (played by Samantha Buck) for seven episodes; Chris Noth came and went, as did his three partners; and Jamey Sheridan and Courtney B. Vance both left after five seasons.

Still, is it really “Criminal Intent” without Goren and Eames?

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'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' shakes up cast
By Lisa Respers France, CNN
March 30, 2010

(CNN) -- The "Law & Order" television franchise is well-known for its turnover -- and its seemingly fearless willingness to replace characters beloved by fans.

But when "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" returns Tuesday night for its ninth season, it will be testing that formula -- and viewers' tolerance for change -- even further by replacing almost the entire cast of main characters.

The dearly departing include actors Vincent D'Onofrio, who portrayed Det. Bobby Goren; Kathryn Erbe, who played his partner Alexandra Eames; and Eric Bogosian, who is leaving his role as Capt. Danny Ross.

....Writer Norton said the risk to shake things up a bit might pay off for the series. He said he was able to view an advance screener of the new season's premiere episodes, and he predicted that hardcore fans will not be thrilled with the exit of D'Onofrio and Erbe's characters.

"I don't think it does justice to the characters and the work that D'Onofrio and Erbe have done," Norton said. "Certainly there is a high body count and a finality to it, but for the fans that have invested so heavily in the characters and this show, I don't think they are going to be satisfied."
Full article

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Shifts like Vincent D'Onofrio's departure from 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' choppy
DailyNews | March 30th 2010
by David Hinckley

"Criminal Intent" kicks off its new season on USA Tuesday night with the long-awaited "salary dump" episode.

Actually, it's titled "Loyalty" and is the first of a two-part episode in which Vincent D'Onofrio, whose Detective Robert Goren was part of the show's original cast in 2001, will depart.

Unfortunately, that dramatization isn't the strongest element of "Loyalty." These are some pretty significant shifts for the show, and even spreading them out over two nights still leaves the transition a little rushed and choppy.

It feels as if the plot line was retrofitted to accommodate the results, and while scripts do evolve that way, the best ones leave us thinking the drama came first and the outcome flowed from there.
Full article


Futon Critic } 3.30.10
By Jim Halterman

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
kicks off season nine tonight on USA with a few departures - original cast members Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe - and some notable arrivals - Saffron Burrows and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio - within the Major Case Squad of the New York City Police Department. What isn't changing is its ripped-from-the-headlines plots and its special guest stars, including Lorraine Bracco, Tracy Pollan and a soon-to-be-cast big name actor to play Jeff Goldblum's father on the show. Showrunner/executive producer Walon Green told our Jim Halterman yesterday that despite the changes the show has gone through "Criminal Intent" is still the same show fans have stuck by through thick and thin. Green also talked about making the cast changes work for the show, what prompted the quirkiness in Goldblum's character and he didn't mince words about why he's more than happy to not be working for the broadcast networks any longer.

Jim Halterman: With the cast shake-ups taking front and center in the season opener, is it safe to call this season a 'game-changer?'

Walon Green: Inevitably, these are different people playing different characters so, yes, that part of it is a game-changer. The DNA of the show is not any different. It's still a show that's more about the 'why' than the 'how' of crimes and still very, very slanted to the exploration of these apparent behaviors that tend to mystify and upset us. It's a different show but it's the same show.

JH: How did the decision come about for Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe to depart? Was it a mutual decision since they'd been on the show from the start?

WG: It was mutual. It came over a period of time and didn't just land on the end of last season. Vincent had considered moving on prior to this last season and his contract was up. He originally did the show and did 22 episodes. I wasn't on it then but it had to have been a nightmare for him to carry a show like that. Then they split it into two-12 episodes where he shared it with Chris Noth. Then it went to USA and it was eight and eight sharing it with Jeff. I think the feeling was that he had done it. There was also a feeling that doing 16 episodes it could have been two detectives and didn't need to be four and that would be a way to go. They can do 16 episodes and it's hard but 22 is a real killer.

JH: Cast changes aren't anything new to the 'Law & Order' franchise but how did you and your fellow writers/producers approach it?

WG: The only time I did it before was when Jerry Orbach came onto the original 'Law & Order.' I was showrunner at that time and he replaced [Paul] Sorvino but that was done mid-season. It's much easier to do it at the beginning of the season except everyone felt, and rightfully, that you couldn't just open the season and Vincent and Katy would be gone so we thought 'Let's do a two-parter that explains the story.' Their departure is, in fact, the story of the show and they would pass the baton. Then it was just a matter of coming up with a story where you could peel so much of the onion in one episode and there's still a lot left to peel.
Full article

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FSU Videos - 5, 6, 7 and 8

FSU 5 by BriarRose920
I did these out of order, sorry everyone! This should have been first, he was introducing 5 Minutes Mr. Welles which was the first movie of the evening. Excellent short film, in my personal opinion, this one deserved the Oscar!

FSU 6 by BriarRose920
Vincent discusses why he made 5 Minutes Mr. Welles.

FSU 7 by BriarRose920
Vincent was asked what drives him to be creative.

FSU 8 by BriarRose920
Vincent was asked, as a filmmaker what are his favorite films. His answer was cute.

Thank you to Tricia972 who filmed the event, and to Hannah and Heather for sharing them with us!

Monday, March 29, 2010

More Video: Vincent D'Onofrio at FSU

from BriarRose920
Vincent talking about his new project Johnny and Me and his character George Gerkie.

from BriarRose920
This is the best one! Vincent talks about Criminal Intent. I can't even describe it, you just have to watch. And of course I'm still giggling like an idiot! BTW, I work for NBC Universal and what he says IS VERY TRUE, General Electric DOES SUCK to work for!!!!

Thanks Heather!

Another scene from Law and Order: CI Premiere episode

Thanks Heather and Linda!

Man Arrested for Allegedly Stalking 'L&O: CI' Star

Posted Mar 29th 2010 12:45AM by TMZ Staff

Kathryn Erbe is used to dealing with bad guys on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" -- but now she's reportedly dealing with one in her own life.

An alleged stalker was arrested last week in Philadelphia on a warrant from the NYPD. Erbe has been getting letters and e-mails for years, according to the NY Post, but things became more serious recently when the letters started arriving at the homes of her relatives.

Erbe, a divorced mother of two, met with NYPD detectives, the Brooklyn district attorney's rackets bureau and the NYPD's Computer Crime squad.

The man who was arrested, Charles Nagel, is being held pending an extradition hearing.

Read more:


'L&O' star's 'stalk' nightmare

The female star of TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" has found herself in the middle of a real-life crime drama, The Post has learned.

Kathryn Erbe -- the honey-blonde actress who plays an NYPD Major Case detective hell-bent on getting into the minds of criminals -- has been the victim of an obsessed fan who followed her and poured out his unbridled love for her in letters and e-mails, law-enforcement sources said.

Starstruck fan Charles Nagel, a self-described entertainer and songwriter from Philadelphia who goes by the stage name Chaz Rose, has sent love letters for the past three years to Erbe's Brooklyn home and frequently turned up on the set of the popular cop show both in the Big Apple and California, the sources said.

NY Post

Video: Vincent D'Onofrio at FSU

Posted by BriarRose920-
Vincent talking about shooting 5 Minutes Mr. Welles and introducing Don't Go In The Woods. This was SO CUTE! They accidentally started the movie while he was still talking, he handled it well though ;)
You can still hear me laughing like an idiot, sorry everybody!!
BTW EXCELLENT movie!! See it if at all possible.

Posted by BriarRose920-
Vincent talking about casting and music for his new movie Don't Go In The Woods. BTW, the movie was VERY good! Most of the music was excellent (thank you Sam Bisbee) and Mr. D'Onofrio's directing was brilliant as always.

Thanks Heather!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another Premiere Promo: "Loyalty" - Part 1

Thanks Heather and Kimerli!

Promo for Law & Order: CI Season Premiere episode "Loyalty" (aka 'Puntland' and 'Mad Mullah').

Last hurrah a fitting one for Goren, Eames
By Leslie Gray Streeter | TV | March 26, 2010

Dear bitter, disgruntled Law & Order: Criminal Intent fans:

I hate to interrupt you as you’re writing that scathing missive to the cruel honchos at USA Network about how they’re stupid for dumping original recipe Detectives Goren (the masterful Vincent D’Onfrio) and Eames (Katherine Erbe) in favor of new-fangled odd duck Zack Nichols (played by old-fangled odd duck Jeff Goldblum).

But I’ve seen the two-part Season 8 opener, the first part of which airs Tuesday, and I’ve got some news for you that might make you feel a little better.

"Is it the news that USA came to its senses and sent Goldblum back to wherever he came from so he can continue to refute those Internet rumors that he fell off a cliff in New Zealand and died?" some of you are no doubt wondering.

Well, no. The fan-polarizing Nichols, along with new partner Serena Stevens (Saffron Burrows, who memorably got chomped in half by a lab-engineered genius shark in the last few minutes of Deep Blue Sea), will be front and center on CI beginning with the third episode. And if you guys hold to the threats you’ve posted on various message boards to boycott all post-Goren and Eames episodes, then I guess that makes you bitter, disgruntled ex-CI fans.

I respect that — you have better things to do than continue to patronize a show that bounced your favorite characters, particularly if you can’t stand the replacements. But if after the season opener, to paraphrase surrendering Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph, you will watch no more forever, I beg you to at least watch Goren and Eames’ last hurrah. Without giving anything away, I can swear that the detective duo’s farewell does their history, as well as their personalities, justice. That, at least, must make you happy?

"Nothing’s making me happy until you tell me this was all a horrible dream and that Goren and Eames have been cast in the eleventy-fifth series spin-off, Law & Order: Circus Cops,” you’re thinking.

Yeah, yeah, I get it. But the Law and Order franchise has a habit of writing off characters with either a hasty plot development or a crazy "What the …???" moment that had nothing to do with their previous story line.

So let me just say, again without spoilerage, the disturbed-but-brilliant Goren and the perplexed but loyal Eames, as well as departing Capt. Ross (the simmering Eric Bogosian) are squarely the focus of their farewell episodes, which focus on modern day pirates, a pivotal undercover assignment and a particularly tricky heir to an African throne. Both episodes are well-written, well-plotted, well-acted and have saved a good gut-punch or two for our darling departed detectives.

"But why are they writing them out in the first place?" you’re wailing, now writing your protest letter in angry slashes (and by the way, that’s not how you spell "travesty.")

At the risk of getting an angry letter myself. … I think it’s time. Seriously.

Put that letter opener down and listen to me. Most television shows would kill for an eight-season run, particularly those that got bounced from the original networks. Likewise, a lot of actors would be thrilled to have the same job that long, particularly one that’s explored every twisty nook and unsettling cranny of one’s character. The original Law & Order is careful to only tell you as much about the characters as you need to know, while CI became all about Bobby Goren, who in eight years has gone from sleekly snarky Sherlock Holmes to tragic crackpot to someone diminished but somehow working toward a fragile redemption.

Think about it — in the past eight years, the show killed Goren’s demanding, cancer-stricken mom the same day he found out his birth father was a serial killer, then had his arch-nemesis kill his former junkie brother on the orders of his former mentor! And did I mention the nephew in the mental institution? Sheesh, y’all.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sneak Peek: LAW & ORDER: Criminal Intent Season Premiere | 3.26.10

Episode: Season 9, Episode 1 – "Loyalty Part 1"
Air Date: Tuesday March 30, 2010 at 10/9c on USA Network
Grade: A

Law & Order: Criminal Intent grabs hold and doesn't let go! Intense drama and dynamic characters draw you in as you anxiously anticipate their next move.

Committing crimes have become more technologically advanced over time, but the root elemental force driving criminals is still pretty much the same: Greed, Lust, Money, and Power.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent two-part season opener begins with a cruise yacht near the coast of Africa comes in contact with possible pirates and the patrons open fire in a preemptive strike killing a sheikh and his wife which sparks an international struggle for power.

Captain Ross (Eric Bogosian) finds himself caught between a rock and a hard place leaving MCS detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) wondering what's truly going on with their beloved Captain.

Detective Nichols (Jeff Goldblum) assists Detectives Goren and Eames as they try to uncover clues regarding illegal weapons and the hunt for terrorists in this gripping two-part premiere.

Don't miss the exciting Season 9 premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent – Loyalty Part 1 on Tuesday March 30th 10/9c and the conclusion Loyalty Part 2 on Tuesday April 6th 10/9c

What is Broidy eating while being questioned by Detectives Goren, Eames, and Nichols?

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Jeff Goldblum Interview | 3.26.10

"... Now, with the Law and Order franchise, there's always a turnover of cast members. I wanted to know what do you think the loss of Vincent, Kathryn, and Eric will affect the show or how will that affect the way you see the show?

Jeff Goldblum: Well, let me see. How will it affect the show? I mean, I think they're the best actors around. I love the show with them and I love their characters and I'll miss them. It won't ever be the same. All three of them were spectacular and irreplaceable.

So it's a different kind of - There'll be a different kind of show, although the flavor is something of the Law and Order flavor. It will be - follow something of the same flavors. But I'll miss them. I think they're just great.

I can talk about Saffron and her character and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and her character. And how excited I am about them. But it will be very different. But I love these two new actors and characters. I feel lucky to be working with them and I'm thrilled about the characters that they wrote for them. And what they're doing in the show and how we all play together. I hope people like them... "
Full article

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The end of an era on Criminal Intent | 3.26.10
Posted by Al Norton

Two Tivos To Paradise 03.26.10: A Lock for the TV News Final Four

The new season of Law and Order: Criminal Intent begins on Tuesday at 10 pm with part one of a two part episode that facilitates the exits of Detectives Goren and Eames as well as Captain Ross. While both sides played nice publicly, it was reported that USA wanted Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe to take pay cuts, and when they wouldn't the network decided to bump Jeff Goldblum's Detective Nichols to full time status. There were also rumors that the network wanted to lighten the series a bit, which would have been difficult with the gravitas D'Onofrio had established in his performance. New additions this season include Oscar nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as the new Captain and Saffron Burroughs (Boston Legal, My Own Worst Enemy) as Goldblum's new partner.

I have seen the two part episode that opens the season and wish I could tell you that the episode does justice to the roles that D'Onofrio and Erbe have brought to life these past eight seasons and that their exits provide some level of closure for their characters as well as for the audience. I wish I could but sadly I cannot; these two hours were everything that annoys me about CI, with a ridiculous storyline that is both over the top and incredibly unrealistic. Full article

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

D'Onofrio's brilliant career got a Kubrick kick-start
By Mark Hinson • DEMOCRAT SENIOR WRITER • March 25, 2010

Vincent D'Onofrio was a struggling stage actor working night shifts in bars in New York City when he got cast in the major role as the dim-witted Leonard "Gomer Pyle" Lawrence in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket" (1987).

"I didn't live the typical actor's life," D'Onofrio, 50, said. "Most of my friends were bouncers, not actors."

When "Full Metal Jacket" opened in New York — after D'Onofrio spent 13 months in England on Kubrick's movie set — he and his bouncer buddies went to see the Vietnam War film on opening night.

"There's a scene where Lee (Emery, playing a drill instructor) keeps telling me to wipe the smile off my face," D'Onofrio said. "They (my bouncer friends) thought I was screwing up and couldn't remember my lines. They were almost embarrassed for me. They didn't get that I was acting."

And that pretty much sums up D'Onofrio — it's really hard to catch him acting.

D'Onofrio will discuss his craft, filmmaking and his "Full Metal Jacket" days during The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival at Florida State. He and Jan Harlan, Kubrick's producer and brother-in-law, will field questions from the audience after a 7 p.m. screening of the film today in the FSU Student Life Cinema.

"Kubrick was known for doing countless takes of scenes, and no one can attest to what that was like better than Vincent D'Onfrio," festival organizer Robert Howard said. "It's one thing to do countless film takes in a bedroom with Nicole Kidman (in 'Eyes Wide Shut') and quite another to do endless takes in a boot camp with Lee Emery ripping you to shreds. D'Onofrio's got to have some crazy stories."

On Saturday, the day after the weeklong Kubrick Festival officially ends, D'Onofrio is sticking around to show and discuss two movies he directed — the feature-length "slasher-musical" called "Don't Go in the Woods" and the short "Five Minutes, Mr. Welles." It's the second time he's played the legendary director Welles, the first being in Tim Burton's "Ed Wood" (1994).

"I didn't feel like I did Tim justice, so I decided to do it again and get it right," D'Onofrio said. "It's about Orson Welles on the set of 'The Third Man' writing his famous monologue about the cuckoo clock."
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D'Onofrio is most widely recognized these days thanks to nine seasons playing the intense detective Robert Goren on TV's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He also has an impressive body of work on the big screen playing everything from a nose-less drug dealer in the underrated "The Salton Sea" (2002) to the eccentric Texas writer Robert E. Howard in the romance "The Whole Wide World" (1996) to an outer-space visitor in "Men in Black" (1997).

But it was Kubrick who put D'Onofrio on the map and the actor has not forgotten it.

"To be there on the set was so unbelievable," D'Onofrio said. "To be there sitting next to Stanley Kubrick watching him work was incredible. I couldn't believe it. He was so nice to me. I was just this kid but he really made me feel welcome. I wish things were that good on every movie set I've been on. It's hard to start out there at the top because everything else is downhill."

In 1985, D'Onofrio was flown to England to gain weight for his role while the rest of the actors filmed the combat scenes for the invasion of Hue', Vietnam.

"There were tanks shooting blanks and special-effects guys blowing up buildings," D'Onofrio said. "They had palm trees and sand flown in from Spain. The second half of the film is still like a dream to me when I watch it." Full article

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LO:CI Season 9 Premieres June 20th on NBC
About the Show
Premieres on NBC Sunday, June 20th at 10/9c
Encore presentation Saturdays on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET), beginning June 26

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent," Dick Wolf's third installment in the "Law & Order" franchise, follows the Major Case Squad as it investigates high-profile crimes. The cases often revolve around homicides, serial killers, VIP's, government officials and figureheads from the business and creative worlds. Unlike typical procedural dramas, "Criminal Intent" focuses on the criminal psyche. Psychological dysfunction, deviant behavior and the exploration of broken dreams become the backdrop for extraordinary and sometimes deadly stories.

In Season 9, SAG Award nominee Saffron Burrows ("Boston Legal," "Troy") joins the cast as Detective Serena Stevens, a highly educated, worldly single parent with a broad range of life experiences to draw upon in solving even the toughest of cases. Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio joins the cast as Captain Zoe Callas who comes to MCS from Internal Affairs, where she honed the pragmatic style and political skillfulness that make her a standout captain. Academy Award and Emmy nominee Jeff Goldblum ("Adam Resurrected," "Jurassic Park") returns for Season 9 as Detective Zach Nichols, insightful and powerfully motivated to uncover the darkest side of human nature. Nichols uses his keen intelligence and offbeat charm to reveal the criminal intent behind his homicide cases.

After a triumphant eight-season run, Emmy nominee Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian say goodbye to "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." The two-part season opener will showcase the brilliant partnership between Detectives Goren (D'Onofrio) and Eames (Erbe) as they, along with Detectives Nichols (Goldblum) and Stevens (Burrows), unravel a case with devastating consequences for Captain Ross (Bogosian).

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Video: Vincent at KBER-FM in Utah

Video of Vincent during a visit to KBER-FM in Utah to promote the upcoming "Ride For Heroes" Meth Cops Project.

Thanks Heather!

Visit the Utah Meth Cops Project on Facebook

Photos of the Townhouse

We previously posted the photos but were asked to remove them by Mr Himmelstein because the photos were obtained from magazines who posted the photos using the D'Onofrio's names, without Peter Himmelstein's knowledge or the D'Onofrio's permission. We are aware that the photos are now posted on others sites but we have chosen not to repost.

Photos can be found here:

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 Episode synopses

From (

Season 9, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: In Part 1 of the two-part Season 9 premiere, Goren and Eames investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and his girlfriend, who were embarking on pirate-hunting exhibitions off the coast of Africa. Elsewhere, Ross receives a lucrative offer.

Season 9, Episode 2
"Episode Synopsis: Conclusion. Goren and Eames clash with the Feds over a murder investigation involving a complex political power play while also dealing with a loss. Saffron Burrows joins the cast as Det. Serena Stevens, Nichols' new partner, while Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe exit as series regulars."


From NBC Universal Media Village (

"After a triumphant eight-season run, Emmy nominee Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian say goodbye to LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. The two-part season opener will showcase the brilliant partnership between Detectives Goren & Eames as they, along with Detectives Nichols and Stevens, unravel a case with devastating consequences for Captain Ross."

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Vincent signs autographs at 'Brooklyn's Finest' Premiere in NYC

Vincent D'Onofrio signed autographs at the 'Brooklyn's Finest' premiere in New York City. --posted by TopPix Autographs

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"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" returns with 16 all new episodes on its new night, Tuesday, March 30 at 10/9c. SAG nominee Saffron Burrows and Academy Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio join Academy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum for the Season Nine two-part season opener featuring the departure of long time cast members Emmy Award nominee Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian. Become a fan on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and visit the official website.

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'LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT' returns with 16 all new episodes on its new night, Tuesday, March 30 at 10/9c.

SAG nominee Saffron Burrows and Academy Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio join Academy Award nominee Jeff Goldblum for the Season Nine two-part season opener featuring the departure of long time cast members Emmy Award nominee Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Catching Vincent

posted by jenny on 3.20.10

Here are a few quotes of his ...

"If you try to go beyond your interests just for the sake of pretensions or wealth, your art becomes less legitimate."

~Vincent {name removed so we don't show up on fan searches - sorry}

"Look, all you can do when you find your niche is go with it."

~Vincent {name removed so we don't show up on fan searches - sorry}

So, I am that much of a fan that I drove to a restaurant an hour away from my home to try to meet him ... twice!!! The FIRST VENTURE was fun, but ultimately unsuccessful. However, luck was on my side the second try and ... Voila ... we have met. I have shook his hand and told him how much I admire his work. And, I did so in my silly, giddy schoolgirlish way!

And to boot, I am actually posting a photo of myself with a slightly crazed look on my face and an annoying appearance from my double chin (usually I can find a way to hide it - but I was too stinkin' nervous to care). I am usually much more selective in what images of me make it out into public terrains, but seriously ... how could I NOT post this? And fyi, Bert has totally forgiven me for letting another man put his arm around me! Don't worry, I won't be making a habit of it, except he is coming to Utah again in April for a fundraising event ... hmmmmmmm!

So worth it!!!

And if you don't know who he is, THIS will tell you everything you need to know!

Thanks Jenny!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

"The New Tenants" screens at Vail Film Festival

Vail film fest will be biggest ever
Vail Film Festival expands to Beaver Creek this year with 90 film screenings
Vail Daily staff report | 3.21.10

VAIL — The Colorado Film Institute has announced program details for the 2010 Vail Film Festival taking place from April 1-4 in Vail and Beaver Creek.

The festival's expansion to Beaver Creek makes it the biggest Vail Film Festival to date, with over 90 film screenings and more panels, parties and industry talent present than ever before.

....The festival's four-day program includes features, documentaries, shorts, animated family shorts, adventure films, student films and an activism showcase. Highlights include “The Hungry Ghosts” from actor/director Michael Imperioli; “Streetball,” a South African documentary from director Demetrius Wren; “Kavi,” an Oscar-nominated short film by Gregg Helvey; and “The New Tenants,” the Oscar winner for best live action short by Joachim Black.

A full 2010 program schedule can be found at

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "The New Tenants"

"Don't Go in the Woods" at Sarasota Film Festival

Vincent D'Onofrio's slasher musical "Don't Go in the Woods" will screen at the 2010 Sarasota Film Festival on April 16 & 17. Admission $10.

Fri, Apr 16th 9:15pm
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 12

Sat, Apr 17th 9:30pm
Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20 Theater 10

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "Don't Go in the Woods".

FSU's on a Kubrick kick | 3.21.10
by Mark Hinson

You don't have to be a serious movie buff to recognize the iconic stamps director Stanley Kubrick's left on cinema and popular culture.

Who can forget the bleakly hilarious finale of "Dr. Strangelove" (1964) with cowboy actor Slim Pickens riding an atomic bomb like a bucking bronco on his way down to Doomsday?Even if you've never made it through the entirety of the trippy, slow-paced "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), nearly everyone knows who the computer HAL was and that he will not open the pod bay doors, no matter how many times he's asked. "The Simpsons" should pay Kubrick for all the HAL and "2001" references.

Heck, even the latest television ad for features a greatest-hits spoof of "The Shining" (1980) — complete with the creepy twins, the "Redrum" kid on a trike and the crazy husband bashing down a door. Here's Johnny, indeed. Kubrick, who died in March 1999, is still everywhere you turn.
And he's certainly all over the place this week during The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival at Florida State University.

"If there's any filmmaker who deserves to be called a genius, it's Stanley Kubrick," said Bob Howard, director of Florida State's Askew Student Life Center, which is home to the Student Life Cinema. "This is a rare opportunity to see his films on the big screen and talk with (director-producer) Jan Harlan, the man who was most intimately involved with the production of his films, and Vincent D'Onofrio, the 'actor's actor' who played one of Kubrick's most unforgettable characters.

.....D'Onofrio and Harlan will hold a Q&A session following a screening of "Full Metal Jacket" (1987) during the festival finale Friday night. The actor is also sticking around for an extra day after the festival officially ends to show two short films that he produced and directed — "Five Minutes, Mr. Welles" (2005) and "Don't Go Into the Woods" (2008). For more on D'Onofrio, be sure to pick up Friday's Limelight entertainment magazine.

I adore his (D'Onofrio's) work," said film distributor Paul Cohen, who also founded the FSU film school's Torchlight Program. "He's an interesting actor. The level he reaches to, he succeeds."
Since Kubrick was legendary for making actors do take after take on movie sets, "D'Onoforio has got to have some crazy stories to tell," Howard said. Full article

**Visit our Filmography section for more on Full Metal Jacket

Friday, March 19, 2010

Interview with TWWW Director Dan Ireland

The SunBreak | 3.19.10

Founder Returns, The Whole Wide World in Tow, for SIFF Movie Marathon

In an age when even the most idiosyncratic film directors allow their visions to be diluted by the tsunami that is corporate-sponsored modern cinema, Dan Ireland has defiantly crafted subtle, engrossing, and fiercely-independent character studies for fifteen years.

Ireland studied directing at the figurative feet of masters as co-founder (with Darryl MacDonald) of the Seattle International Film Festival, purchased and renovated Seattle's beloved Egyptian Theater, and segued into film production with Vestron Pictures in the mid-1980s before taking the director's chair on The Whole Wide World in 1996. With that kind of trajectory, it's no surprise that Dan Ireland's rife with great stories about every phase of his journey to date.

Informed by the arthouse features he championed at SIFF as a programmer, Ireland's own films cover a wide swath of subject matter--from a romantic triangle involving a bisexual porn star, a male hustler, and a waitress (The Velocity of Gary), to a vividly-observed portrayal of Massachusetts-based Portugese-Americans (Passionada), to a bravura showcase for the legendary Joan Plowright (Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont), to his award-winning E.L. Doctorow adaptation Jolene. The trademarks of his style: an emphasis on characterization and a unique eye for spotting up-and-coming actors, as well as bringing out the best in already-established ones.

SIFF's prodigal father returns to Seattle on Sunday to present a director's cut of The Whole Wide World, his affecting drama detailing the relationship between pulp author Robert E. Howard (Vincent D'Onofrio) and schoolteacher Novalyne Price (Renee Zellweger, in her film debut). It's a perfect opening film for SIFF Cinema's Twelve-Hour Movie Marathon, an innovative fundraiser showcasing a stellar lineup of films significant to SIFF's history. The movie stands, in its own quiet way, as one of the best films of the '90s, and one of the Fest's most cherished progeny.

Pre-Order price reduced on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 5" DVD

Law & Order: Criminal Intent - The Fifth Year is now available for pre-order from for $37.49. Release date: May 18, 2010.

Review Season 5 episodes.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oscar-Winner 'New Tenants' Heads Tribeca Shorts Lineup

The New Tenants,” which recently won the Academy Award for Best Live-Action Short, is among the 47 short films that will be shown at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Joachim Back’s Oscar-wining black comedy (photo below) will be joined by shorts directed by Kirsten Dunst ("Bastard"), James Cromwell and Joshua Bell, and featuring performances by Anthony Hopkins, Harry Dean Stanton, Brian Geraghty, Mariska Hargitay, Sam Rockwell and Jesse Eisenberg, among others.

The films were selected from almost 3,000 submissions, and include a TFF-record 21 world premieres. They will be shown in six different, thematically-linked programs.

Seven are documentaries, while the 10 films in the “Experimental Collisions” program are documentary/narrative hybrids.

The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 23-30

The TFF will take place between April 21 and May 2 in lower Manhattan. The Tribeca Film Festival Virtual will also make a selection of films, including 15 shorts, available online to patrons who purchase a TFF Virtual premium pass.

Awards worth more than $15,000 will be given in the categories of Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short and Student Visionary Award. The 15 shorts available on TFF Virtual will be eligible for an additional $5,000 award from the festival’s chief sponsor, American Express.

The shorts programs:
Hard Core:
“Bedford Park Boulevard,” (USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Felix Thompson (Student film)
“Billy and Aaron,” (USA, Netherlands), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Rodney Evans (TFF Virtual)
“Cookie,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Francisco Ordonez (TFF Virtual)
“F--K,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed by Rick Rodgers, written by Ed Vassallo (TFF Virtual)
“In Space (Soonyakat),” (Thailand, USA), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed and written by Visra Vichit-Vadakan (Student film)
The New Tenants,” (USA, Denmark), Narrative, New York Premiere, directed by Joachim Back, written by David Rakoff
“Something in the Air,” (USA), Narrative, World Premiere, directed and written by Ramsay Davila (TFF Virtual)
Full article

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "The New Tenants"

Sarasota Film Festival Alums - New Projects!

From Sarasota Film Festival: THE INSIDER: SFF Alums – New Projects!
March 18th, 2010
by The Insider in Arts, Film, News, Sarasota-Manatee

I’ve been hearing a lot of positive feedback for our Facebook and Twitter posts about upcoming projects for some of our alum, so I decided to devote a blog to giving you the 411 on what our wonderful guests have been doing!

Please note: These are not projects that will screen at SFF 2010, back to that tomorrow. This is simply a rundown of cool things to look for in the future on HBO, Showtime, in theaters, on Broadway, you name it!

Vincent D’Onofrio: The director of SFF 2010’s “Don’t Go in the Woods” has ’70s era gangster “The Irishman” coming with a veritable who’s who of action tough guys including Ray Stevenson of “Rome” and “The Punisher: WarZone,” Robert Davi, Tony LoBianco, Paul Sorvino, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer.
Full article

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another "Loyalty" Promo

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 Premiere Promo "Loyalty" Part 1.

Thanks Heather!

St. Patrick's Day Kiss-a-thon | 3.17.10
Film Hound

What better day than St. Patty's to celebrate memorable movie-kiss-moments, and what better director than Dan Ireland to lead the parade?

Whether you prefer Rhett & Scarlett's smoldering smooches in Gone With the Wind, Bogey & Bergman's passionate pucker in Casablanca, or my personal favorite, the spaghetti swack from Disney's Lady & The Tramp, you've got to see why Ireland's panoramic pairing of Renee Zellweger and Vincent D'Onofrio in his film The Whole Wide World ends up on many people's top ten list.

To find out where all that passion is coming from, see the rest of the movie at the Seattle Film Festival Movie Marathon on March 21. Director Dan Ireland will be in attendance to present the director's cut of his film:

Thanks Linda!

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "The Whole Wide World"

Another film from Vincent D'Onofrio and Erika Hampson

Listed on IMDb
Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York

The filmmaker Elena Beloff is a Russian woman who has lived in New York for ten years. Her film explores stereotypes of Russian women which emerged in the 1990’s, unfortunate stereotypes that arose from the media and hearsay. Elena’s method was to follow five Russian women for six months interviewing each one in her environment: a rapper in a Sheepsheadbay Church, a salesperson at La Perla Madison Avenue Boutique, a model at home, a showgirl at a Brighton Beach Restaurant and an exotic dancer at Scores Strip Club. This film develops on its own as the viewer sees the stereotypes dissolve and the flesh and blood woman comes to life. Suddenly, the viewer is confronted by these several women whose experiences pose questions of spirituality and self-discovery as they come to vivid life on the New York scene.

Produced by -
Elena Beloff .... co-producer
Elena Beloff .... producer
Ken Christmas .... producer
Vincent D'Onofrio... executive producer
Vincent D'Onofrio.... producer
Erika Hampson .... producer


Thanks Heather!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Utah Meth Cops Project - Toni Jorgensen Asks For Sponsorship Help

Utah Meth Cops Project - The only project in the world helping ailing police officers who were exposed to toxic meth labs regain their quality of life. They put their lives on the line to make their community safer and they are paying the price with their own health. They are heroes!

Thanks Heather!

Review: Law & Order: CI New Season

March 12, 2010 Posted on Crimespree Cinema

When I heard the news that the cast was changing I was mad. I love Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe on the show and after 8 seasons i want more. I questioned what the Hell they were thinking.

I've seen the first two episodes of Season 9 and I have to say the send off was perfect. LOYALTY part one and two were really something special and on the strength of these two episodes I think the show will still be a favorite.
Something weird is going on with their Captain (Eric Bogosian) and Goren and Eames are not going to let it it sit. Before long things get crazy with the international implications, FBI and the upper brass in NYPD all tangling things up.
I don't want to give anything away plot wise, but the title of the shows, LOYALTY is right on. Full post

Monday, March 15, 2010

Vincent D'Onofrio at Sarasota Film Festival

Sarasota Film Festival ~ April 9-18


In Conversation With… Series

Vincent D’Onofrio

Sunday April 18, 2010, 1:00 PM, Florida Studio Theatre’s Gompertz Theater $20

Vincent D’Onofrio is known as an “actor’s actor.” The wide variety of roles he has played and the quality of his work have earned him a reputation as a versatile talent. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American Stanislavski Theatre, before getting his big break with an unforgettable role in Stanley Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET. His film career features memorable roles in MYSTIC PIZZA, MEN IN BLACK, DYING YOUNG, ED WOOD and THE CELL, but it is his portrayal of Detective Robert Goren on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT that has likely given him his greatest public recognition. Mr. D’Onofrio recently directed DON’T GO INTO THE WOODS.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Promo: What happens next for Detective Goren?

Promo for Law & Order: CI Season Premiere episode "Loyalty" (aka 'Puntland' and 'Mad Mullah').

Thanks Irais!

Part 1 airs Tuesday, March 30, 10pm.
"Loyalty" Part 2 airs Tuesday, April 6th, 10pm.

Get KINDLE for your PC - FREE!

Vincent's Egg

from Good Things Utah on Twitter-

If you go to the event* on April 10 you can bid on Vincent's egg designed today live on tv! - thanks Jenn!

*Ride for a Hero

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Christian Jensen with Vincent D'Onofrio & Mark Shurtleff

Utah Meth Cops Project - March 12, 2010

Thanks Heather!

Oscar Potential? First Look at the Slate | 3.13.10
Posted by Sasha Stone

Possible Best actor candidates --

Vincent D’Onofrio- Down and Dirty Pictures- He’ll get to play the role of a lifetime as mega producer Harvey Weinstein.

Thanks Jenn!

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 Promo Photos

Thanks Jenn!

More Season 9 Photos

**Visit our LOCI section for more on CI episodes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Vincent on Fox 13


Video of Vincent on KSTU Fox13 Utah - thank you Heather!


posted by MattRamone1 - thanks Heather!

Chat with Vincent D'Onofrio

Video of Vincent's appearance on Good Things Utah.

Thanks Briena, Heather and Eliza!

Scroll on the bottom section to "Ride for a Hero" to view Part 2.
Scroll on the bottom section to "Glitter Eggs" to see Vincent coloring eggs!

D'Onofrio film gets SFF premiere | 3.12.10
By Jay Handelman

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio, best known for his roles in the film "Full Metal Jacket" and the TV series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," will show off a different side of his talent with the premiere of his directorial debut during the Sarasota Film Festival.

On Monday, festival organizers will announce the films and performers scheduled to attend the April 9-18 event, but they revealed Thursday that D'Onofrio's film "Don't Go Into the Woods" will have its premiere with two screenings April 16 and 17.

The film is about a young rock band that tries to gain focus for a new album by heading into the forest, where a series of murders changes them and the music. It is described as a "slasher movie with a twist" as it "explores the dark side of the creative process with plenty of frights."

The film, which features songs by musician Sam Bisbee, stars a group of young, but still unknown actors.

The film will be shown at 9:15 p.m. April 16 and 9:30 p.m. April 17. D'Onofrio also will take part in an "In Conversation" program at Florida Studio Theatre's Gompertz Theatre at 1 p.m. April 18, the festival's closing day.

D'Onofrio first gained attention as Private Pyle in "Full Metal Jacket," and has since been seen in such films as "Men in Black," "Ed Wood," "The Player" and "JFK." For eight years, he has played Det. Robert Goren in the "Law & Order" spin-off.

**Visit our Filmography section for more on "Don't Go in the Woods".

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio: Danger beyond the line of duty

Deseret News | 3.11.10
By Mike Terry

Actor Vincent D'Onofrio of New York speaks to the Utah State Senate as a spokesman for the Utah Meth Cop Project. He is joined by project director Sandra Lucas, left, and Erika Argueta, wife of Midvale police officer Jose Argueta, who died of a rare form of esophageal cancer that his wife believes was a result of job exposure to meth labs.

Vincent D'Onofrio visits the House in regards to his work in helping police officers with Utah's "Meth Cops" program.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

"The New Tenants" screening at Florida Film Festival

Florida Film Festival, Maitland FL
April 9-18

Competition Narrative Shorts
The New Tenants

USA, 2009 | 21 MIN

A prying neighbor, an angry drug dealer, and a weapon-brandishing husband make up the welcome wagon in this terrifyingly funny Academy Award winning short co-starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, and Jamie Harrold.

Click for times and ticket info.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Appearance on Good Things Utah

Good Things Utah/ABC4 News producer Amanda Summers tells us that Vincent will be a guest on Good Things Utah on Friday, March 12. Vincent will be guest hosting the show and video will be available later on the GTU website.

Good Things Utah airs weekdays at 10am.

**Vincent will also be appearing at Rib City Grill Utah on March 12 from 5-10pm for a ticket signing for the Utah Meth Cops fundraiser.

Rib City Grill
648 East State Road
Suite H
American Fork
(801) 492-1744
Mon -Thur 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 11:00 am –10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 noon – 7:00 pm

Final episode on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

From TVGuide | 3.9.10

Any scoop on Goren and Eames' last episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent? — Joanna

MICKEY: Yep, I've seen it! Believe it or not, the two-part sendoff is about arms dealers and Somalian pirates. I can confirm that by the end, three cast members — Vincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian — take their final bow. But not before there is one death, one firing and one promotion. Beware: It may not be a happy ending for anyone.

Thanks Judy!


Ausiello Files| 3.10.10

Question: Any tidbits about the season opener of Law & Order: Criminal Intent? The 30-second spots now showing on USA tell us nothing! —Maureen
Ausiello: As previously reported, the two-part premiere — airing March 30 and April 6 — bids adieu to Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe, and Eric Bogosian. How do they depart? All I’ll say is the second episode features a funeral, a firing, and a resignation. Suck it, 30-second spots!

All I’ll say is the second episode features a funeral, a firing, and a resignation.

Thanks Julie and Heather!

....a tiny clip from Season 9- thanks Heather!

Utah Meth Cops/RIDE FOR A HERO ticket signing on March 11 and 12

Two days of ticket signing in Utah--

Utah Meth Cops: MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Two pre-fundraising events next week:

Thursday, March 11: Pre-Ticket Signing with Vincent D'Onofrio from 1-3 p.m. at Timpanogos Harley Davidson (555 S Geneva Road - Lindon, UT). Come purchase your tickets to any of the Ride for a Hero events on Saturday, April 10, meet Vincent and have him autograph your tickets.

Friday, March 12: Vincent will be at the Rib City Grill (648 E State Street - American Fork) for the Ride for a Hero Ticket Signing Party from 5-10 p.m. Great food, fun atmosphere, fabulous cause ... SEE YOU THERE!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season Premiere 9 renamed "Loyalty"

Law and Order: Criminal Intent Season 9 Premiere episode has been renamed "Loyalty" according to the USA Network website.

"Loyalty" Part 1 airs Tuesday, March 30, 10pm.

"Loyalty" Part 2 airs Tuesday, April 6th, 10pm.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"The New Tenants" Wins Academy Award!!!

"The New Tenants" wins the Best Live Action Short Film award at the 82nd Academy Awards.

Congratulations to cast and crew!

Vincent D'Onofrio... Jan
Kevin Corrigan ... Zelko
Liane Balaban ... Irene
Jamie Harrold ... Peter
David Rakoff ... Frank

Director - Joachim Back

Executive Producers
Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Lance Acord
Jean Villiers
Mette Ambro
Gigi Realini

Sam Bisbee
Tivi Magnusson
Erika Hampson
Christian Potalivo

Sam and Jackie Bisbee with their Oscar [Press Kitchen Blog]

MARCH 07: Actress Kathryn Erbe arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.- [LIFE]

Press Release: FSU to Welcome D'Onofrio to Kubrick Film Festival

..and an update to our previous post "An Evening with Vincent D'Onofrio" -- the ticket price will be $10.

Orlando Sentinel, 3.7.10

Florida State University is trying to lure film fans to Tallahassee with a Stanley Kubrick Film Festival, a retrospective week (Mar. 19-26) of Kubrick films, with one of his producers, Jan Harlan, in attendance, and the actor who tells the best Stanley Stories, Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) there as well.

Hey kids, get Vince to tell the “I Am Spartacus” joke.

The full press release from FSU is below, with details, prices, etc.

The Florida State University Student Life Cinema has scheduled a week-long festival focusing on the oeuvre of one of the giants in moviemaking: the late film director Stanley Kubrick. The Stanley Kubrick Film Festival will kick off on March 19 and run until March 26, and will feature screenings of some of the director’s best-known works.

Guest panelists for the festival include director-producer Jan Harlan, the executive producer of all of Kubrick’s films from “Barry Lyndon” (1975) until “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999), as well as the Kubrick project “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” directed by Steven Spielberg in 2001 after Kubrick’s death. As Kubrick’s producer and brother-in-law, Harlan has an unparalleled perspective on Kubrick both as an artist and a family member. He has agreed to speak during three nights of the festival and will contribute a documentary, “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures.”

Another guest panelist is actor-director Vincent D’Onofrio, who memorably portrayed Private Pyle in Kubrick’s 1987 war film “Full Metal Jacket.” D’Onofrio will join with Harlan for a special question-and-answer session following the screening of “Full Metal Jacket” on Friday, March 26. In addition, he will present two of his own films that he produced and directed when “An Evening with Vincent D’Onofrio” is held on Saturday, March 27.

“Stanley Kubrick was the most creative and independent of modern film directors,” said Bob Howard, director of Florida State’s Askew Student Life Center, which houses the Student Life Cinema. “This is a rare opportunity to see his films on the big screen and talk with Jan Harlan, the man who was most intimately involved with the production of his films, and Vincent D’Onofrio, the ‘actor’s actor’ who played one of Kubrick’s most unforgettable characters.”

Kubrick died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 70, just days after completing his final film, “Eyes Wide Shut.”

The schedule for the Stanley Kubrick Film Festival is as follows:

· Friday, March 19, 7 p.m.: “Paths of Glory” (1957) at All Saints Cinema, 918½ Railroad Ave.

· Saturday, March 20, 7 p.m.: “Lolita” (1962) at All Saints Cinema

· Monday, March 22, 4, 7 and 10 p.m.: “Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” (1964) at Student Life Cinema, 942 Learning Way

· Tuesday, March 23, 7 and 10:30 p.m.: “Eyes Wide Shut” (1999) at Student Life Cinema

· Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. “Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures,” followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan, at Student Life Cinema

· Wednesday, March 24, 10:30 p.m. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)

· Thursday, March 25, 6:30 and 10:30 p.m.: “The Shining” (1980), followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan and Andrew Snyder of the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts, at Student Life Cinema

· Friday, March 26, 7 p.m.: “Full Metal Jacket” (1987), followed by a Q&A with Jan Harlan and Vincent D’Onofrio, Student Life Cinema

· Friday, March 26, midnight: “A Clockwork Orange” (1971) at Student Life Cinema

The day after the film festival concludes, D’Onofrio will screen two films that he directed and produced, “Five Minutes Mr. Welles” (2005) and “Don’t Go In the Woods” (2008), on Saturday, March 27. Both will be shown at the Student Life Cinema beginning at 7:30 p.m.

All screenings at the Student Life Cinema are free for Florida State University students with a valid ID and $5 for the general public, with the exception of “Full Metal Jacket” on Friday, March 26, and “An Evening with Vincent D’Onofrio” on Saturday, March 27, both of which will be $10 for general admission. “Full Metal Jacket” tickets can be purchased online at or by phone at (850) 644-6500 starting on March 8; all other tickets for Student Life Cinema events are available at the theater box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

The two films screened at All Saints Cinema will be regularly priced. Visit for ticketing information. For full festival information, including screening times and directions, visit

Thursday, March 4, 2010

2010 Oscar Shorts available on iTunes and InDemand

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2010 has launched on iTunes (USA) --

Click here for THE NEW TENANTS (Live Action Nominee)on iTunes.

The Oscar Shorts 2010 programs launch thru inDEMAND on Comcast, Time Warner & Cox on March 3. Shorts program prices are between $2.99 and $5.99.

Rib City Grill special charity event

Update to our first post on 2/27:

3/3: Rib City Grill of Utah has now posted this information on Facebook -

Rib City Grill of Utah hey every one we have a special charity event coming up Vincent D'onofrio from Law and Order CI will be in Town March 12th from 5-10 at Rib City buy your Tickets for the George Gerinomo Gerky Cowboy experience April 10th at Timpinogos Harley a Great Concert and get your tickets signed by Vince also come and eat and the... proceeds will go to the Meth Cop Project.thanks

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Stress-Free Oscar Campaign

NYTimes, 3.3.10

What’s the least stressful way to be part of the Oscar hoopla? Act in a nominated live-action short. At the premiere of “Brooklyn’s Finest” on Tuesday night, the Bagger spoke with one of them, Vincent D’Onofrio. Mr. D’Onofrio appeared in “The New Tenants,” a short directed by Joachim Back and written by and starring the author and surprisingly good actor David Rakoff. His part in the 20-minute film took two days of work.

“It was a circle of friends thing,” he said. “We all knew each other and we just showed up and did it.”

Did he have to do anything whatsoever to promote the movie now that it’s part of the Oscar race? Mr. D’Onofrio looked at the Bagger as if she had just referred to herself in the third person using an assumed nickname. (Which she hadn’t. She saves that for the Web.)

“It’s a short,” he said, shrugging. “The only thing that that film getting nominated will do is get Joachim a feature, which is really important because I think he’s a really unique guy. He’s not like just another director. He’s going to be a fantastic feature director someday.”

Mr. D’Onofrio doesn’t get to go to the Oscars because of the nomination – only Mr. Back and one producer get to – and he’s not a member of the Academy, but said he hoped “The Hurt Locker” would win. He is kind of an awards aficionado though. “Baftas was awesome,” he said. “I really think they make the right choices over there.”

Not that he cared, but “I Do Air” won the Bafta for short film.

Thanks Judy!

"Brooklyn's Finest" PREMIERE PHOTOS

Photos from "Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere after party at Empire Hotel Rooftop on March 2, 2010 in New York City.

Thanks Heather!

CollegeTimes | 3.4.10
Review: Brooklyn's Finest
Alison Miller

The opening scene involves a Brooklyn cop, Sal (Ethan Hawke) shooting a man (Vincent D'Onofrio) and then proceeding to steal the dead guy's wad of cash. It turns out his cop salary isn't cutting it. His wife is expecting twins and he is trying to buy a bigger house for his family. (Oddly enough, the basement in his home is used as a poker room for him and his fellow cop buddies.) Full article

Thanks Jenn!

------------------------ | 3.3.10
by Kerry Lengel

"Brooklyn's Finest"

The camera creeps up on a dark car, quiet street. In voiceover we hear a peculiar New York accent telling how he got off on a DUI arrest because he had been fleeing from Mob thugs.

"That's a true story," he insists.

Inside the car, the accent is Vincent D'Onofrio, in one of those great character bits he used to do before he started his Olympic scenery chewing on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

It's a short role. As soon as he gets to the punch line, he takes a bullet to the head from dirty cop and lapsed Catholic Ethan Hawke, who scoops up a bag of cash and scurries away. Full article

Thanks Heather!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

"The New Tenants" .....condensed

From, 3.2.10

[it is NEW YORK]
David Rakoff: ...and there are people dying EVERYWHERE and YOU are asking me not to SMOKE while you're EATING? Fuck you.
David Rakoff's Boyfriend: You're so dramatic.
[there is a KNOCK at the door]
Old Lady: I need flour! Give me some flour!! I'm making cinnamon buns for my granddaughter!
David Rakoff: Um, we just moved in? So we don't have any?
Old Lady: I hope you got a break on the rent, considering the triple homicide that happened here.
David Rakoff and his BF: Bwaaaaaaa?
DR's BF: Well, anyway, I found some flour. Here you go.
[he hands her a ZIPLOC BAG]
Me: That has to be cocaine.
My Mom: Duh.
[there is ANOTHER KNOCK at the door]
Vincent D'Onofrio: You fucked my wife!! She is the aforementioned granddaughter of the old lady!
[he ATTACKS them with a TIRE IRON and is generally SCARY but also SAD]
David Rakoff: Um, no, we are gay. I think that was the last guy who lived here, Jerry.
[there is ANOTHER FUCKING KNOCK and Vincent D'Onofrio gets SHOT]
Kevin Corrigan: Where the fuck is my heroin? It looks like flour!
David Rakoff and his BF: Shiiiiiiiiit.
Old Lady: You killed my granddaughter!! That wasn't flour!!
Kevin Corrigan: I'ma shoot everyone!!
[before he can, the GRANDDAUGHTER, who is on some SERIOUS heroin, hits him with the TIRE IRON and then DIES]
David Rakoff: Cigarette?
[they DANCE in the STREET]

"Brooklyn's Finest" Premiere tonight

From Onlocationvacations: The premiere of Brooklyn’s Finest will be held at the AMC Lincoln Center Theater in NYC tonight at 7:30PM. The movie’s stars including Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, and Vincent D’Onofrio, are all expected to walk the red carpet for tonight’s premiere.

The movie is about three unconnected Brooklyn cops who wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. The movie was filmed in Brooklyn in the summer of 2008.

Thanks Briena and Linda!

*** – Brooklyn's Finest
Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Written by Michael C. Martin. With Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle and Wesley Snipes. (R)

"This is not simply a case of right and wrong, but righter and wronger," says Vincent D'Onofrio at the beginning of Brooklyn's Finest, laying the moral territory to be mined in this ironically titled drama about three ethically challenged cops: Eddie Dugan (Richard Gere), a burned-out beat cop marking the days until his retirement, Sal (Ethan Hawke), a narc in need of money for a new house for his growing family, and Tango (Don Cheadle), an undercover cop who's gotten too close to a notorious drug dealer (Wesley Snipes) who has just been released from prison. But Eddie and Tango are often in the right (Hawke, who's doing early De Niro if he'd been hopped up on Red Bull, gets the less morally gray story) in this familiar but satisfying picture from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and Michael C. Martin, an MTA subway flagger from East New York who wrote the screenplay while laid up after a car accident.
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Interview with Producer Erika Hampson

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From | 2.28.10
by Michelle Meek

From RI to Oscar: Talking with Producer Erika Hampson

With several films, both narrative and documentary, released in the past year including the Oscar-nominated short The New Tenants, Producer Erika Hampson talks with about how she started producing, her recent and future projects, and some advice for aspiring producers.

Michele Meek: I saw you grew up in Cumberland, RI -- tell me a bit about that. Did you know you wanted to get into films?

Erika Hampson: I lived in Cumberland until I went off to college and I still have very close ties to my hometown. My parents live in the house where I was raised. My brother is a policeman for the town and lives in Lincoln, RI. To this day, some of my closest friends are people I met in kindergarten and at the middle and high schools. Even though I live in New York, I still try to get back there as often as I can to see everyone. Plus, I get home cooked meals and it doesn't get much better than that!

I knew from high school on that I wanted to be involved in entertainment. I was never really sure in what capacity. I thought maybe as a writer, director or producer and I tried my hand at all of those things in college. I just had faith that I would eventually figure it out. Whenever anyone asked what I wanted to do when I graduated from BC, I would vaguely say "work in television or film." Lucky for me, it all worked out.

MM: What led you to the producer role specifically?

Hampson: That can be summed up in two words: Vincent D'Onofrio. I started as a PA on Law & Order Criminal Intent. From there, I started working as Vincent's assistant. One day, a few seasons in, he decided he wanted to start directing and producing his own films and said he wanted me to produce them. He basically had blind faith in my ability to get the job done. After we made our first film, a short called Five Minutes, Mr. Welles in 2005, I realized I actually liked producing and wanted to stick with it. And I think he realized I could handle the pressure and agreed to keep me around. So... that is how it all began.

MM: This has been a busy year for you as executive producer on Ipso Facto and The Vanishing City as well as producer of The New Tenants. How did you got involved in The New Tenants, specifically?

Hampson: My involvement in all of these films actually stems back to a movie I produced called Don't Go in the Woods, directed by Vincent D'Onofrio. It is a horror musical that we shot two summers ago about a band that heads into the woods, hoping for some peace, quiet and inspiration while writing their new album. Some groupies follow and join in the fun. As with all horror films, there is a killer on the loose and in the span of 90 minutes, people sing some songs and then, ultimately, die some pretty gruesome deaths. It's awesome!

While we were shooting the slasher, I became friendly with Sam Bisbee, who wrote all the amazing songs for Don't Go in the Woods. A month after we wrapped, he called to tell me he had this script called The New Tenants. He was going to produce it for Park Pictures and asked if I would consider coming on board as his co-producer. I read the script and loved it (with David Rakoff doing the adaptation, what's not to love?) and 12 hours later, Sam, Joachim Back (the director) and I were sitting at a coffee shop, mapping out a plan as to how to get this movie made. I think we prepped for a little over a month and come December 2008, we were rolling camera. It all came together very quickly and we could not be more grateful for how well the movie is being received.

MM: I found it interesting to see your career spanned the documentary & narrative films – how is your work different on each?

Hampson: I think my work for each film is dictated by the requirements of the project. For the documentary, most of the footage had already been shot by the time I came on board. My job, for the most part, was to give notes upon notes after watching each new version of the film. We probably watched four or five rough cuts before the project started to feel like a real film. With the narratives, my job was a bit more intense. Because I was involved from day one, I had my hands in everything, from cast readings, to bringing the crew on board, securing the equipment, helping with all the contracts and paperwork, getting permits, finding locations. I slept a lot less when I was working on the narratives.

If I had to pick, I would say the narrative films are my favorite. There is something magical about helping to turn someone's words, some well-written, made up idea, into a movie.

MM: Has anything changed as a result of the Oscar nomination for The New Tenants?

Hampson: I am normally a little grumpy in the morning, so that fact that I wake up with a huge smile plastered to my face is the main change. Everyone associated with the film has been in a pretty great mood since the announcements were made and that is nice. The Oscar buzz will come and go, so we are just trying to enjoy this while it lasts. If anyone is going to have a changed life from this nomination, it is probably Joachim and deservedly so. He did a great job directing this film and I am sure people will recognize his talent and want to him to direct movie after movie.

MM: Do you have an interest or thoughts on the film industry in RI, specifically the film tax credits?

Hampson: My opinion is going to be skewed because of my involvement in the industry, but I think it would be a mistake to revoke the tax credit. I understand that times are tough and cutbacks are part of the deal, but when a movie or television show shoots in RI, it brings with it key crew members, actors and an office staff who, while they are in town, spend money on things like restaurants, hotels, clothes, vendors. A production can offer potential employment opportunities for Rhode Islanders as well. Many times, the company hires local union members to work in the various departments, like wardrobe or camera or as a teamster. Yes, RI is giving away some tax benefits, but I really believe it gains something in return.

MM: What films do you have currently in the pipeline?

Hampson: I have a few movies in development. One is a script called Mall. It is based on a novel by my friend Eric Bogosian. We are in the very beginning stages of trying to get that off the ground. Also, a film called Johnny and Me, written by Sam Bisbee and Joe Vinciguerra. Vincent is going to direct that. It is a father/daughter story about a girl of 18 who comes to America, wanting to meet her dad for the first time. Upon meeting him, she discovers her father has Asperger's Syndrome which squashes her hope of building a normal father/daughter relationship. Instead, she discovers the only way to establish a relationship with him is through the music and lyrics of Johnny Cash.

I have also read a few scripts by an amazing writer named Adam Kline. He is extremely talented and I am hoping to find a way to work with him in the future. Basically, I am open to anything and excited about the things I have lined up.

MM: Any advice for readers who are aspiring producers?

Hampson: I would say just get out there and start working in the industry, in whatever capacity you can. You have to get your foot in the door and work your way up, so don't get discouraged if things don't happen right away. A lot of it is luck, but I would also say pick good material. Try to work with good writers, actors, crew and directors. Surround yourself with talented people. It makes your job that much easier.

More information on: "The New Tenants" at; "The Vanishing City" at; and "Ipso Facto" at

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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


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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