Friday, 3 February 2012

Playback released on demand, Grimm preview, interviews with Anna Galvin, Patton Oswalt, Aleks Paunovic and James Marsters

The Friday round of updates:

A new episode of Grimm, with Sasha Roiz, airs tonight at 9 pm. Here is the synopsis:
As Portland's homeless youth start to go missing, Nick uncovers a deadly black market supplying the Grimm world with human organs for all types of elixirs. As the investigation heightens, Nick and Juliette befriend a pair of homeless siblings, Hanson (guest star Daryl Sabara, "Spy Kids") and Gracie (guest star Hannah Marks, "Necessary Roughness"), whose friends have gone missing.
Valerie Cruz from Alphas and The Dresden Files also guest stars.

Starting next week, NBC will be airing Grimm reruns on Thursdays at 10 until March, and The Firm is moving to Saturdays.

You can find a bunch of stills from Extracted on the film's FB page.

Here is a sneak peek from Grimm:

Playback with Alessandra Torresani is finally available on demand. The film will also hit theatres on March 9. Synopsis and clip, from FEARnet (NSFW):
While digging into their town’s infamous past, a group of high school students unwittingly unlock an even darker secret. Now, an evil spirit has been awakened and will stop at nothing to find his true heir.

New York Daily News talked to Esai Morales about his NAACP Award nomination:
ESAI MORALES is up for an NAACP Image award, but the native New Yorker tells us, “I don’t expect to win.” The actor, of Puerto Rican descent, is nominated for Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, for “We Have Your Husband.” His competition includes Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne and Idris Elba. Morales, who just wrapped a guest-star stint on “Law & Order: SVU,” says he appreciates that “the brothers were looking out for me,” but given his chances, says “I don’t have to worry about coming up with an acceptance speech.”
Spoiler TV has the first promotional pics from Law & Order: SVU 13x14, "Home Invasions" (Feb. 15):

They also have a photo of James Pizzinato from next week's Alcatraz:

Zak Santiago is filming a new movie in Vancouver with Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping, a comedy called Random Acts of Romance. Snippet from THR: "Tapping plays a teacher supporting a former student (Santiago) and lover who has never grown up." The film is directed by Katrin Bowen, who also made Amazon Falls. You can find out more at Zak is/was also filming True Justice these days.

Mike Dopud tweets that he is working on season two of True Justice, too.

Patton Oswalt will guest star in Two and a Half Men. He will play an ex-business partner of Ashton Kutcher's character. From EW:
The veteran of such TV shows as United States of Tara and Bored to Death will play a dude described by the Men writers as “the Wozniak to Walden’s Jobs.” (If you’ll recall, Kutcher’s character is a billionaire who sold out to Microsoft). So far, Oswalt is only signed to appear in one episode (rats!).
Young Adult will be released on DVD & Blu-ray on March 13. MTV has an exclusive clip (US-only). It's a deleted scene from the film.

GQ magazine has an interview with Patton. A snippet or two:
What's a Patton Oswalt groupie like?
Knock on wood, my groupies tend to be very artistic, creative people - sometimes way more creative than I am. I'm actually very lucky - they will give me their artwork or a self-published comic book. One of my groupies gave me a film that they made and it ended up being amazing so I got it shown at South by Southwest. If I can help get their stuff out there, then great. The guy who did my last album cover [Finest Hour] was a guy who, unsolicited,did a poster for a show that I was doing.

Does the prospect of The Avengers excite you?
Oh my God yes! It's Joss Whedon - I couldn't be happier. They handed this huge event to the guy who is going to do the best job with it. It's one of those moments when you think [relieved sigh] "Oh! They did the right thing." I'm very anxious to see how Chris Hemsworth plays off of Robert Downey Jnr. He's the most straight edged of that bunch, even next to Captain America and I'm looking forward to some of the interplay.
Sunflower Hour with Kacey Rohl and Ben Cotton will have its U.S. premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose on March 3. For tickets & screening dates, see Synopsis:
Four social outcasts, Shamus O'Reilly (Ben Cotton, The Chronicles of Riddick), Leslie Handover (Patrick Gilmore, 2012), David Spencer (Amitai Marmorstein, 50/50), and Satan's Spawn (Kacey Rohl, Red Riding Hood), are all vying for an open puppeteer position on the children's television show Sunflower Hour. Their challenges don't end at proving their talent; finding the audition location, deciphering the riddled language of their future employer, and dodging the interview crew all stand in the way of their coveted prize.
Sunflower Hour will also be screened at the Victoria Film Festival on February 8. Tickets & info here. Also screening at the Victoria Festival, Sisters & Brothers (link), also with Kacey and Ben, and Michael Eklund, and Donovan's Echo (link) with Hiro Kanagawa.

Biz Books has a new interview with Aleks Paunovic, mostly about Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Snippet:
What was were the elements that drew you to be part of this production?
I was studying with my mentor Larry Moss and did a scene from Danny. I connected to Danny in such a colossal way that I wanted to know more about it and tell his story. I approached Jason Goode, our director, after we worked together on a short film he directed me in and the seed was planted. I was quite scared of the play and the role. Four years later, Jason and I reluctantly and excitedly dove into the deep end.

Can you share some of your creative process in preparing for the role from the initial planning of the production all the way through to opening night?
This is the first play I have ever done so to be honest, I’m working with one of the best actors in the city – one of the best actors I know – Lori Triolo. Most of the work I have done is asking Lori about situations and process. Jason Goode, the director of the show, has also been amazing in helping shape/shift into who Danny is. They have been great partners in guiding me through this amazing ride.
Calendar Girls with Anna Galvin also opened this week. The Arts Club blog has an interview with Anna and her co-star Wendy Noel:

Episode 3 of 10,000 Days with Peter Wingfield has been posted:

The James Marsters fansite has a few new BTS photos from Metal Hurlant Chronicles. James was at the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con last week. Here is a video of his Q&A:

And an interview with him:

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