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Top TV Moments Of 2014 – 90210 Eric Northman

After a disappointing True Blood series finale that has already gained a place at the top of a couple of “Worst of 2014″ lists, it’s good to see another Eric Northman moment make a “Best” list, (See our earlier post about Jason Stackhouse’s dream of Eric being the 2nd sexiest scene of the year), proving once again that the Viking Vampire was by far the best thing about True Blood’s final season.

One of our favorite reviewers, Meredith Woerner, has included an iconic Eric scene in her “Best” list, and we aren’t going to disagree with her (or Ginger).

From io9

True Blood - 90210 Vampire Eric

The final season of True Blood had a lot, A LOT to get excited about: The return of killer Vampire Bill (if only for one episode), the reconnecting of of Jessica and Hoyt and the blood sex, oh the blood sex! But the very best part of the final season was learning the origin story behind Fangtasia, and getting a glimpse at ’90s Vampire Eric. I said goddamn!

Here’s a little reminder……

Head over HERE to re-watch the entire scene again – you know you want to!

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” Sundance Premiere Date Set

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It’s a day of premiere date announcements. The Sundance Film Festival 2015 schedule has now been released and here are the dates and times that Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl” will show, including the world premiere on Saturday January 24.

Saturday, January 24, 12:30 p.m. – DIARY24CD

Eccles Theatre, Park City

Sunday, January 25, 6:00 p.m. – DIARY25SE

Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room,

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Monday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. – DIARY26RA

Redstone Cinema 7, Park City

Thursday, January 29, 8:30 a.m. – DIARY29PM

Prospector Square Theatre, Park City

Friday, January 30, 2:30 p.m. – DIARY30LA

Library Center Theatre, Park City

Saturday, January 31, 3:15 p.m. – DIARY31DA

The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City

Information sundance.org

 

 

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“Vikings” returns in February

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Shield Maidens prepare for battle, as the kick-ass TV show that contains all our favorite Vikings that aren’t called Eric Northman is set to return to pillage our village when Season 3 begins on Thursday February 19 2015. With no more True Blood to look forward to, this might possibly turn out to be my television highlight of next year.

According to TV Line

Attention, all loyal Vikings subjects: King Ragnar’s reign will begin on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10/9c, the network announced Tuesday.

The 10-episode third season of History’s epic drama will follow the farmer-turned-leader as he navigates his newfound power.

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‘Tis The Time For End Of Year Lists

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It’s that time of year again when every man , woman and dog on the internet decides to give us their best and worst from the last 12 months of entertainment. And Alexander Skarsgard already features on a couple of the lists.

Firstly Eric Northman and Jason Stackhouse take 2nd place in Buzzfeed’s 29 Hottest TV Sex Scenes of 2014 for Jason’s dream of the Viking Vampire in True Blood 7.02. It wasn’t exactly the Stackhouse most of us had been hoping would get down and dirty with Eric in the show’s final season, but it certainly was one of the highlights from Bon Temps this year.

From BuzzFeed

What made it hot: OK, sure, this extremely hot scene was all part of a fever dream Jason had, but aren’t sex dreams kinda the best anyway? Plus to see Jason taking charge of Eric… I die. I’m dead now. A vampire, actually. So… maybe I can also have these fever dreams, please?!

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And secondly……….

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One Year Ago Today – Walking With The Wounded Reached The South Pole

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It was one year ago today that Alexander Skarsgard and the Walking With The Wounded Team reached the South Pole after their epic  trek across some of the world’s hardest terrain. The initial 3 competing teams,  including 12 injured servicemen and women, along with Alexander, Prince Harry and Dominic West, merged together mid-trek for safety reasons and crossed the finishing line all together,

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten’s Maleficent returns tomorrow

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten returns to Once Upon A Time in Sunday’s mid-season finale. According to Entertainment Weekly her character, Maleficent, will form part of a trio of evil, otherwise known as the Queens of Darkness, along with Ursula (Merrin Dungey) and Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit).

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” confirmed for Sundance Film Festival

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Great news for fans waiting for the first glimpse of Alexander Skarsgard’s new movie “Diary of a Teenage Girl”. It  has today been confirmed as an entry in the Dramatic Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. There are 16 films in this section of the festival and all will receive their world premieres at the event, which takes place from January 22nd to February 1st in Park City, Utah.

From Variety

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (Director and screenwriter: Marielle Heller) — Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig.

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24 Reasons why living in Sweden will ruin you for life

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Over at Buzzfeed, the good people have come up with a list of 24 very good reasons why living in Sweden will ruin you for life.

There’s gorgeous countryside, beautiful winters, free universities and world beating hot chocolate. And of course there’s number 24 (save the best until last), a good enough reason all on it’s own.

To take a look at the delights on offer just head over to Buzzfeed by clicking on the picture below.

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No, we’re not going to spoil it for you, click on the picture and read through them all.

 

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“The Giver” DVD & Blu-Ray Release

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Just a reminder that if you live in the US, Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “The Giver” is released on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, November 25th.

Those of us living in the UK will have to wait until January 19th 2015 (according to Amazon).

The movie made  $44,933,131 at the US cinema box-office and is one of the nominees for Favorite Dramatic Movie at The People’s Choice Awards. You can vote for it  here as many times as you like up to December 4th.

You can check out our dedicated “The Giver” page here

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Indiewire hope to see “Diary of a Teenage Girl” at Sundance

 

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More pre-festival announcement buzz for Alexander Skarsgard’s latest movie as Indiewire have posted their wish-list for the 31 movies they want to see at the 31st Sundance Film Festival. “Diary of a Teenage Girl” is included, and they think that as the movie has the backing of the Sundance Institute it is a “good bet”, so keep those fingers and toes crossed.

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni
Why We Hope It Heads To Park City: Newcomer Bel Powley stars in this film as a teenage girl who begins an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Here’s the kicker, though: Kristen Wiig plays her mother and Alexander Skarsgård plays her mother’s boyfriend. Adapted from Pheobe Gloeckner’s graphic novel, the 1970s set film is the directorial debut of Marielle Heller and had the backing of the Sundance Institute. So it seems like a good bet, and with that casting we sure wouldn’t be complaining.

You can check out their entire wish-list here

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“Diary of a Teenage Girl” predicted for Sundance 2015.

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Alexander Skarsgard filmed his role in “Dairy of a Teenage Girl” at the beginning of 2014, and fans are now impatiently waiting for the release date. There are some possible good vibes on the horizon as Eric Lavallée, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA, is predicting that the movie may make its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, which takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 22 to February 1 2015.

We’d be hard pressed to find more of an enraptured superfan of Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel than Marielle Heller. The actress adapted Diary of a Teenage Girl into a stageplay, played the lead, and at the end of the playhouse run figured she wasn’t done with the material. 2012 was a pivotal bloom year for the adaptation, with Heller landing all encompassing support  from the Sundance Institute folks with a quartet of workshoppy goodness: Creative Producing Summit, June Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab and Screenplay Reading Series. Production took place in San Francisco this past January, with the love triangle roles being distributed to Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, and newbie Bel Powley in the title role. Set in the Farrah Fawcett pin-up era, this potentially thorny The Ice Storm-esque drama pits irresponsible adults with grown up teenagers and should be a highly sought after acquisitions title …. especially if Wiig nabs a Supporting Actress nom for The Skeleton Twins at the Indie Spirits later this month.

Gist: Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel of the same name, this follows a teen artist (Powley) living in San Francisco in the ’70s who attempts to navigate her way through an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

Production Co./Producers: Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey (Super), Archer Gray’s Anne Carey (Little Accidents), Caviar’s Bert Hamelinck (Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II) and Madeline Samit.

Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition most logical route.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. UTA (domestic). K5 International (international)

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True Blood Final Season & Complete Box Set DVD Release

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Season 7 of True Blood is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US tomorrow (and in the UK today). Now fans of the Viking Vampire can take home and keep forever his final moments on the show. Also released is the entire 7 seasons box-set collection, for those who have been waiting until the end to look back over the lives and loves of the residents of Bon Temps.

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The special features on the season 7 DVD box-set include A Farewell to Bon Temps, plus audio commentaries by members of the cast along with some of the show’s writers. (Unfortunately no commentary from Alexander Skarsgard).

The Season 7 Blue-ray also includes “True Death – the final days on set” (Witness the final days of the show through the eyes of the cast members as they document the experiences of their last days on set).

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