“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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Alexander Skarsgard’s final True Blood Wrap

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Vanity Fair have joined in the pre True Blood Blu-ray release promotion by posting a further short video from the final days of the show. This one shows some final wraps for the cast members, including Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Ryan Kwanten, and very briefly, Alexander Skarsgard.

As a huge Eric and Sookie shipper, and also a fan who is still in denial that Eric Northman won’t be returning next year, it broke my heart a little bit to see the final scene Alexander filmed was actually from the penultimate episode, one of Eric’s final moments with Sookie, before he flew her home over Bon Temps. If only this had been the very final scene and we never saw them again as they flew somewhere far, far away together…….

Nice touch to hear someone doing the Tarzan call, as Alexander was leaving the set early to begin his time as King of the Jungle for Warner Brothers in London.

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True Blood “Tricks of the Trade” behind the scenes clip

 

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EW have posted a short preview clip of one of the True Blood upcoming Blu-ray release extras titled “True Death: The Final Days on Set.”  

The DVD and blu-ray for Season 7 and the entire 7 seasons box-set are available from November 11 in the US (and November 10 in the UK).

This short clip is entitled “Tricks of the trade”. It features Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Karolina Wydra, and (briefly) our man Alexander Skarsgard.

 

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“The Giver” nominated for People’s Choice Award

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Alexander Skarsgard’s movie The Giver has been nominated as Favorite Dramatic Movie at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.

The other nominees are The Fault In Our Stars, Heaven Is For Real, If I Stay and Noah.

Congratulations to The Giver in being chosen as one of the final five!

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You can vote HERE as many times as you like between now and Thursday December 4th.

The People’s Choice Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9/8c on CBS.

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True Blood Stars at Comikaze 2014

2 vampires and a fang-banger from True Blood got together yesterday at Stan Lee’s Comikaze event in California. Kristin Bauer van Straten, Tara Buck and Stephen Moyer answered questions submitted by fans and talked about how it feels now the show is over.

When asked the possibility of  a True Blood movie, Stephen said that Alan Ball had been excited about the possibility “once upon a time”, the actors would love to work together again, but there doesn’t seem to have been any further developments, so unfortunately it looks like truebies probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

Tara Buck confirmed that Season 7 is her favorite “for obvious reasons”………..

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UK True Blood Fans Donating Blood For Halloween

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Vampire fans in the UK are being asked to join in and give blood this Halloween by HBO.uk and the NHS.

HBO’s True Blood teams up with NHS Blood and Transplant to encourage fans and cast of the show to donate this Halloween

Fans and cast members of HBO’s hit TV show TRUE BLOOD are being encouraged by NHS Blood and Transplant to sign up to become blood donors this Halloween.

As the wildly successful show has come to an end, with the FINAL SEASON releasing on Blu-ray and DVD on 10th November, vampire-loving fans of the show are being asked to become donors to help save lives.

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Bill Skarsgard to star in “Battlecreek”

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The Wrap has reported that Bill Skarsgard has been cast to star in Alison Eastwood’s new directorial project Battlecreek (a love story).

Bill Skarsgard (“Hemlock Grove”), Claire van der Boom (“Ruth & Alex”) and Paula Malcomson (“Ray Donovan”) are set to star in Alison Eastwood’s sophomore feature “Battlecreek,” TheWrap has learned.

Connie Hoy is producing under her Maindiner Entertainment banner along with Eastwood, who has recruited her father Clint Eastwood’s long-time editor Gary Roach for the indie project.

Red River Studios is financing the film, which will be executive produced by Red River’s Michael G. Wallace. Production starts later this month in Mississippi.

Written by Anthea Anka, the daughter of Paul Anka, “Battlecreek” is a love story about reconciling the past and finding your future.

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten’s Maleficent is back

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten is back on the set of Once upon A Time where she will be returning as the wicked Maleficent. Co-star Lana Parrilla (Regina) has uploaded a snap of the two villainesses together  onto whosay

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Welcome back, Dear … @BauervanStraten Looking forward to seeing my one and only friend ;-)

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