Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
During my on-camera interview with Scott we talked about how much fun he had making Prometheus and his desire to do the sequel, the difficulty in tackling serious issues when a movie costs so much, what will be on the eventual Blu-ray/DVD, director’s cuts, and more. In addition, Scott talks about a possible scene from the Blade Runner sequel and reveals the Prometheus Blu-ray might have 20 to 30 minutes of deleted scenes and describes one of them. Hit the jump to watch.
[collider/Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub/10 Jun 2012]
If you’ve already seen Prometheus, then chances are you’ve come away with some lingering questions about the movie’s basic premise. Luckily, there’s a whole SMS conversation between a human and an extraterrestrial being over at Listen Eggroll that should explain everything. And by explain everything, I mean point out all the huge gaping holes in the basic set-up. Warning: Don’t click that link unless you’ve seen the movie already. [Listen Eggroll via Scott_Tobias on Twitter]
[io9/Charlie Jane Anders/10 Jun 2012]
(CBS News) Hugh Jackman was given with a special Tony Award on Sunday by a special presenter – his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness. Jackman, who was being honored for his contributions to the Broadway community, was surprised to see his wife presenting him with the award, because she had told him she was going to the bathroom.
“She’s never kept a secret her entire life,” Jackman said, adding that his wife had told him, “I’m just off to the loo.”
“I know how much you hate public speaking. This is probably the greatest thing you’ve ever done for me,” he told Furness on stage. “Really, it means the world to me.”
[cbsnews/Jessica Derschowitz/11 Jun 2012]
“What I’ve learned from this role is that even the meekest, most unassuming person, it’s possible to have that person change into a desperate, horrific human being,” Cranston tells Zap2It on Sunday (June 10) at the Actors Fund 16th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party in Hollywood. “With the right set of conditions, anyone can change.”
“If I said to you ‘Let me punch you in the face,’ you’d say, ‘That’s ridiculous, of course not,’” he continues. “Let me make it this way, ‘I’ll give you $10,000… $20,000.’ Then you start thinking, ‘Well, where are you going to hit me and can I be transported to a hospital?’ Now, we’re just negotiating, and you make all these justifications. That’s what happened to Walter White. He made a couple decisions that he thought were beneficial to his family, a couple twists and turns, and suddenly he’s no longer himself. That’s the road I’m on.”
[zap2it/Courtney Garcia/11 Jun 2012]
The Walking Dead’s Season 3 Premiere director Ernest Dickerson chats with AMCtv.com about introducing Michonne in all her glory and keeping zombies warm with fire.
Q: Season 3 seems to be more about human threats than zombies. Does the human drama feel like more familiar ground for you as a director?
A: It’s human drama but after an apocalypse. It’s human drama after society has completely disintegrated… Our people have figured their way through one menace but now there’s the human menace, and now they’re taking advantage of the fact that there’s no law, there’s no more government. Who can you trust? It’s still dealing with pretty esoteric territory.
[amctv/11 Jun 2012]
War on Women:
Have you ever wondered if Immigration and Customs Enforcement provides abortion services for undocumented immigrant detainees?
It doesn’t, but that didn’t stop the GOP-controlled House from tacking an anti-abortion rider onto a massive Department of Homeland Security spending bill.
The House passed a $46 billion Homeland Security bill Thursday that includes a special provision banning ICE from using funds to provide abortions for immigrant detainees. The bill, which passed with a sizable majority vote of 234-182, makes exceptions for rape, incest and health of the mother. Incest was only added to the bill after Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) suggested its inclusion to assuage his fellow partymembers.
The DHS appropriations bill is not only raising eyebrows because of the out-of-place anti-choice rider, but because government-funded abortions for undocumented immigrants is a moot point. According to ICE spokesman Barbara Gonzalez, the agency has never once paid for abortion services since its creation in 2003.
[msmagazine/Melissa van Gelder/8 Jun 2012]