Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Dog Eat Dog" Trots To A World Premiere at LA Film Festival

Just when I thought this was merely one of those short films that was produced on a whim, and will be available to a limited audience only, "Dog Eat Dog" proved me wrong by barking up a storm and making a dash to a World Premiere at this year's LA Film Festival.

The short film based on Zachary Quinto's dramatic and hilarious quest to adopt a dog from a pound (the current Noah, I presume...) is directed and written by his long-time friend Sian Heder

The film began humbly as a Kickstarter project in late 2011, with an active online drive to gather funds so that filming could begin.

Fans of Zach rallied around the project and "Dog Eat Dog" managed to get 307 backers and over USD 30,000 of funding. With that amount of funds, filming managed to kick off in LA early December 2011, with Zach acting in the main role together with Philip Baker Hall, Sharon Wilkins and a few four-footed actors.

Monday, May 14, 2012

That Night in Dublin - Unexpected Thrill for Star Trek Fans!

They beamed up to Hooters
Through a series of amusing tweets, Star Trek 2 actors, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto used their enterprising biceps to created quite a stir on the night of May 5.

I am not sure why they were particularly chatty about their adventures that night. We later learnt that Simon, Zach, Benedict and Chris were travelling to San Francisco together in a car.

Well, I know Simon's always chatty online but tweeting a partial timeline of events was not something Zach usually indulges in. It got even more hilarious when we found out that Zach was watching boxing with the guys at Hooters! 

It could very well be that they were giving tons of bromancy support to their new friend and Trek co-star, Benedict Cumberbatch, whose Series 2 of "Sherlock Holmes" was going to premiere for American audiences on PBS the next day.

Whatever the reasons may be, their social networking shenanigans captured a lot of their fans' attention!

And thanks to their tweets, my friends got to meet them in person!

Here's Cheryl's account of that exciting night:


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Going Crazy for 2nd Season of "American Horror Story"

Just when you were thought you might be safe away from the Murder House of FX's stellar hit series "American Horror Story", here comes a second season of more bloody madness.

And I do mean that literally.

The series creators' Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has just recently announced that Season 2 will be set in an East Coast asylum for the criminally insane, in its own timeline, but with familiar faces playing markedly different characters. Familiar faces like Jessica Lange (who was absolutely fabulous hamming it up as Constance Langdon in Season 1), Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and our favourite bb of snark, Zachary Quinto.

Before Season 2's premise was revealed, my friends and I had been wondering how the writers were going to do a credible follow-up after all that had transgressed in Season 1. Almost all of the characters were killed off systematically, one by one, leaving two of the most evil. With news that the next season's horrors will be taking place at a different locale brings up even more questions. Why all the same faces? Will the characters in Season 2 have something to do with the personalities in the previous season? Is there a primary evil driving the turn of events in both seasons?

Count me intrigued.