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).
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,
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.
“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.
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.
No, we’re not going to spoil it for you, click on the picture and read through them all.
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
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
Here’s another short video, this time from ET in which Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Rutina Wesley say goodbye to True Blood.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Further to our previous post advising that Alexander Skarsgard’s movie “The Giver” will be available to buy on DVD in the US on November 25th.
The official Twitter page has now revealed that it will available for digital download from November 14th.
Our dedicated The Giver Page
According to Amazon Alexander Skarsgard’s latest movie, The Giver, will be released on DVD in the US on November 25. It is now available for pre-order. (There is still no UK release date available). So far the movie has a 4/5 star customer review rating.
The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal.
You can check out our dedicated page to The Giver here
4 months of principle photography on Alexander Skarsgard’s latest endeavour ended in London yesterday and the cast and crew of “Tarzan The Untamed” celebrated with a Wrap Party (at a secret location).
Here are a couple of related tweets:
Many True Blood fans are battling a bad ‘fangover’ today. The fan reactions run the full gambit from hating it to absolutely loving it. I will be always grateful to the show for the many adventures I’ve had and all the amazing friends I have made because of the show. It is over now but the friendships won’t go away.
Today is also Alexander Skarsgard’s birthday! Wishing him a fang-tastic and very happy birthday! Huge thanks to him for giving fans an amazing Eric Northman. He will be truly missed. Looking forward to his new roles!
The day is almost here for the final True Blood episode. The images in the gallery below are from the series finale promo which aired after tonight’s True Blood. The episode synopsis states:
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