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Daniel Craig: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser Trailer!

Daniel Craig: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser Trailer!

Check out the first teaser trailer for Daniel Craig‘s new movie, Cowboys & Aliens!

The 42-year-old actor stars opposite Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde in the adaptation of Scott Mitchell Rosenberg‘s graphic novel of the same name.

Here’s the summary: “In Silver City, Arizona, Apache Indians and Western settlers must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in their city.”

Cowboys & Aliens hits theaters nationwide on July 29, 2011!

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849 Comments

# 1

UUUGLY AND BOOOOOOORING!

# 2

Looks OK, but getting tired of these alien movies

# 3

LOLZ, Hollywood is suffering from a chronic lack of inspiration. My advice: dont go see the movie. Its not even a movie, its pure crap. Condoleances to the actors.

# 4

DC is a consummate actor, he’s an actor’s actor. Wow, what an expression, what a countenance. How does he reach that? Where does he go for that?

# 5

he looks so old and thin. i think this role doesn’t fit him.

# 6

just AWESOME!

# 7

Looks like fun!

# 8

Daniel Craig is Rugged & Badass!!!!!

# 9

wooow, it looks amazing!!!!! can’t wait! the cast is fabulous!! <3

Grandpas and Aliens @ 11/17/2010 at 2:37 pm

It would be better with younger actors. These guys remind me of my grandpa.

CAN’T WAIT. IT WILL BE AWESOME

go and watch Twilight then!

F**K YOU GINA!
YOU ARE A LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks great. This movie is sure to succeed.

Holy ****! Daniel Craig shoots down space invaders. So cool.

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 3:21 pm

FALLS FLAT!!!!!! HAHAHA I GUESS ITS TIME TO RE – TIRE!!!!! AHAHAI GUESS YOU GUYS CAN’T EDIT THE CRAP THAT YOU DID!!! HAHA DANIEL LOOKS GOOD!!! BUT HOW MANY TIMES ARE U GOING TO COPY JAMES BOND!!!??? HAHA NOTHING AGAIN!!! SORRY U LOSE!!!!!! HAHAHA NEXT MONKEY BUTT!!!!! HAHA

LOVE,
THOSE BANANAS HAHAHA

Hi, new therad. Thanks, JJ.

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Trailer: The Five Coolest Moments

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1652498/20101117/story.jhtml

Daniel Craig’s cuff, Harrison Ford’s nastiness and more caught our attention.

Jon Favreau gives good trailer. Look no further than the first “Iron Man” footage, which in the span of two minutes managed to transform a C-list Marvel Comics superhero into the star of one of the most anticipated movies of 2008.

The director once again finds himself with a lesser-known comic book property in “Cowboys & Aliens,” and he once again delivers one heck of a trailer. Here are our picks for the five coolest moments:

Daniel Craig’s Cuff

Craig’s Jake Lonergan wakes up in the late-19th-century Wild West looking seriously confused and sporting an anachronistic metallic cuff on his wrist. How’d he get it? What is its function? We soon learn that it’s some sort of high-tech weapon that can take out some nasty alien invaders.

Humans vs. Aliens

Make no mistake: Craig’s cuff isn’t some cheese-tastic weapon out of Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West.” The tone of “Cowboys & Aliens” is dark, humanity-in-peril stuff. The trailer delivers an awesome WTF moment when the cuff comes to life and unleashes some sort of pulse that takes out an alien craft. Kudos to Favreau for giving us a quick glimpse of that alien ship — small, winged, glowing with lights — and the sort of explosion-heavy battle that will be the lifeblood of this movie.

Humans vs. Humans

At least to begin, though, “Cowboys & Aliens” isn’t just about frontiersmen fighting extraterrestrials. The trailer’s first moments show us Craig in far more brutal form than in his James Bond flicks. He’s got no problem attacking people, blowing them away with a shotgun, and then stealing one of their hats, just ’cause he’ll look cool in it. Coldblooded! Note to aliens: You might not want to mess with this dude.

Harrison Ford Goes Bad

Even if this trailer doesn’t erase the memory of “Morning Glory,” it certainly gives us a taste of a Harrison Ford we haven’t seen in far too long. Here, he’s grizzled and nasty, and we dig it. “I want that man,” he spits. “You give him to me now, or I’m gonna take him.”

Olivia Wilde Remembers

Perhaps the most compelling bit of plot exposition in the film — aside from, of course, the arrival of those alien crafts — is a moment when Olivia Wilde saunters into a saloon to chat with Craig. “Do I know you?” he asks. “You don’t remember anything?” she responds. No, he does not. Apparently, he’s a wanted man with a $1,000 bounty on his head for being a “scourge à the territories.” So what happened? Why doesn’t he remember anything? And how is all of this connected to that mysterious cuff? The trailer hints at all of this during Wilde and Craig’s conversation, delivering no solid answers but getting us seriously excited about the film’s July 29, 2011, release date.

Check out everything we’ve got on “Cowboys & Aliens.”

From Paris with Love @ 11/17/2010 at 3:37 pm

#11
Glad to hear you take pride in your teenmother lineage and your 42 yo grandfather

Pretty Damn Sweet

WOW, he really looks like Steve McQueen.

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 4:19 pm

FISTICUFFS IS ON!!!! HAHAHA HE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE STEVE MCQUEEN!!! HE LOOKS LIKE A DIARY QUEEN!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
MOOOOOOOO!!!!! HAHAHAHA

Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig..Dudes, Team Up With Me??

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 4:29 pm

TO #19 IS THAT FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE!!!!!!!!???? HAHAHA

LOVE,
FAT BOY!!!!! HAHA

What an incredible amount of work he has done!
Can’t wait to see the movie!

@Grandpas and Aliens: So….umm…your granddaddy looks like Harrison Ford or Daniel Craig…sweet baby Jesus….(((YUMMM))). Got pics?

God! It looks incredible! And Daniel looks coarse and licentious man. HOT!!

What a cool badass look and sexy as hell. This is gonna be eyecandy. Thanks Fav. :) The reception of the trailer seem all great and the reviews of those, who have seeen 40 minutes of footage also. So – its not too far fetched to smell a hit.

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 4:53 pm

FAT BOYS ON YOUTUBE: “ALL YOU CAN EAT.” HAHAHA
LOVE,
EAT IT ALL UP!!!!! HAHAHA

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 4:58 pm

IT’S FREE!!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
THE GAS!!!!! HAHA

Different concept, quirky enough to be successfull. Daniel is amazing as always, he looks the part of a cowboy, ruggedly handsome, cool, tough and looks great in those chaps!!

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ehe ermm.. to 14 @ 11/17/2010 at 5:23 pm

Have you read first comments and other comments in different forums? ehe… erhm it must take you back to reality.
hm, so I read first comments about C&A in this thread and other forums … read it too what they said. I am actually surprised.
they said:

“UUUGLY AND BOOOOOOORING!”

“Looks OK, but getting tired of these alien movies”

“LOLZ, Hollywood is suffering from a chronic lack of inspiration. My advice: dont go see the movie. Its not even a movie, its pure crap. Condoleances to the actors”

“he looks so old and thin. i think this role doesn’t fit him.”

“It would be better with younger actors. These guys remind me of my grandpa.”
____________________________________________
Well…… !! These posters surprised me a lot.
I have read many similar or worse comments about C&A by fans in other forums. they seem to be bored of seeing this movie.
How did I say it? Yes, I do not bet on success for C&A at box office because people will not go to see Dream House and C&A.
how really sad..

ehe ermm.. to 14 @ 11/17/2010 at 5:25 pm

good night and still keep reading “good” comments about C&A.
A penny dropped for this movie…

ehe ermm.. to 14 @ 11/17/2010 at 5:27 pm

still keep reading “good” comments about C&A, yes? Good night and sweet dreams about Cowboys until bored fans dropp a penny in cinemas.

BUTT MONKEY? @ 11/17/2010 at 5:28 pm

NOW HERE’S SOMETHING FOR ALL U NON LOVERS OUT THERE: LL COOL J, ” DOIN IT.”

LOVE,
PEACE OUT!!!!! HAHA

to 33 34 35 @ 11/17/2010 at 5:32 pm

Gina, hollow pretence

to people @ 11/17/2010 at 6:15 pm

Thank you for the link. That link might not work…..

http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/teaser-trailer-debut-cowboys-aliens/

to people @ 11/17/2010 at 6:20 pm

Sorry, our letter crossed each other!

OMG!!
Mind blowing!!
At least the teaser is SUPERB!!!

I wanna watch the movie!!

Daniel Craig is at his bad-ass best….and mysterious.

Wow! What a great teaser. It’s just keeping you guessing and makes you beg for more (and more Dan ;).

Love the dark feel of it and the stunning visuals.

Dan kicks serious butt (and has a serious butt, too *grin*)

I am trilled, and can’t wait to see that film!

to Fio

thanks for the links – and that mysterious cuff really does stand out!

Hi Guinness, seen the trailer yet???

It has an excellent cast in Daniel Craig Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. They are fabulous beyond description, amazing work!!!!

Yup, Favreau’s idea seems to have unlocked many mysteries. It is interesting.

Dan's Fan City @ 11/17/2010 at 7:25 pm

@ihateyou: Go away Satsuki! It’s time to move on. lol

I love the trailer and Daniel, he did look skinny is some of the new photos, still totally hot and awesome but very thin, may be working too hard.

http://www.mtv.com/photos/cowboys-aliens/1652492/5432935/photo.jhtml

Thanks. And I love this pic!!!!! The hottest hottie<3

http://www.mtv.com/photos/cowboys-aliens/1652492/5432927/photo.jhtml

to Dan's Fan City @ 11/17/2010 at 7:50 pm

Right. Sats is running a negative campaign with Gina LOL

Looks good!

@to elise: I agree, the man can wear some pants!

Awesome!! Man. C&A treiler is streaming good enough for the serious movie buff.

that trailer is really exciting, and daniel craig is so gorgeous. YUM

Yes, I too, will be ” trilled” my friend.(nah, nah–it must be that open-shirted shot). His stance is just magnificant. wholly gun placement batman. Damn… I jusst aboutt sturrrtterd when i saw THAT capture…damn, i gots to get me that pic for futuer referenc.e… i cna’t type… that is just sooo–wow. I love the stubble, the stance, the chaps, the guns, the eyes against the dirt, the hat, the wow. wow.

tommorrrow. Fio–you are an animal!!! keep diggin’ digg digg diggin”

Thank you everyone and good night! (see you on the other side Mendel…i did watch one trailer, but can’t catch up till tomoroorrwo. aahhhh beautiful)

this si what i an talkin bout…. i cna’t type… this is outa control hotness…an dd dammmm. wow.
http://www.mtv.com/photos/cowboys-aliens/1652492/5432935/photo.jhtml

I want to see Daniel who mount a horse..C’mon Favreau!!

Great post Dan's Fan City! @ 11/17/2010 at 8:53 pm

@Dan’s Fan City:
HA! Thank you for that D.F.C.! She even admits she is ugly and boring. Who cares where she goes, as long as she goes far far away,but it will never be far enough!

He has the characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge. I really, really, really want Cowboys & Aliens to be good.

The trailer looks pretty f***ing cool as well as Daniel. Sick.

crap @ 11/17/2010 at 2:07 pm

he looks so old and thin. i think this role doesn’t fit him.
=========================
no way. this role suits daniel just fine. i can’t wait to see the film.

to people @ 11/18/2010 at 2:17 am

thank you for the link.
a lot of people are excited in anticipation by the C&A!

Heroics are for those epic films they make in Hollywood. however, not that Jake is hero. LOVE IT.

Who is Satsuki? He is even with she ? Have broken their relationship? :(

@61 – so right. he might not be Bond buff (and why would he be?), but look at that chest and the shoulders. Nothing to complain I’d say. Seriously looking the part and they eay these pics suggest it, Fav is going to show off his assets – not like f***ing Forster .

Hi, elise
You know Daniel and Favreau had rehearsed the play several times in LA before shooting C&A. In perfecting his role, I think they didn’t choose the cowboy of macho type. Yeah, Jake Lonergan have lost his memory, and is a brutal man.
Hi, Mendel
“Love the dark feel of it and the stunning visuals.”
Honestly, it’s a movie that is far more serious than I have imagined.
“and that mysterious cuff really does stand out!”
Daniel manages a gadget with ease ;)

Cowboys & Aliens Trailer: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford Go Gunslinging

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/11/cowboys_aliens_trailer.html

It’s the newest trend in moviemaking: Reinvigorate one moribund genre by mashing it up with another. Still, before Pride and Prejudice and Zombies director Mike White has his shot at mixing Jane Austen costume drama with the flesh-eating undead, Jon Favreau has beaten him to the punch with Cowboys & Aliens, a Western where the taciturn heroes team up to take out extraterrestrials, not Native Americans. If the poster sold a lot of Daniel Craig’s backside (which some of you didn’t mind at all, clearly), the new trailer gives the rest of him plenty more to do; most of the action depends on his face, craggy and hard, and his wrist, encircled by a high-tech bracelet that proves useful for shooting down aggressive UFOs. Toss in Harrison Ford (ornery) and Olivia Wilde (comely), and Favreau may have found something unique enough to survive summer 2011′s impending bloodbath.

Once a p0rn star, always a p0rn star. if he were a woman–he wouldn’t be as successful. Imma just sayin’.

Hi Fio–check you later ~taters! He should wear the chaps for the premeire shindigs. or at least the hat. or nothing. *yep, Mendel–thoughts of you*

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/fashion/14eklund.html?_r=1&pagewanted=2

Who is Satsuki? They arent together? I fell sorry for her. :( She is so in love !

Hi, Guinness
Ah…I’m very sleepy now. I feel so sleepy that I can hardly keep my eyes open…

http://www.indiemoviesonline.com/news/cowboys-and-aliens-teaser-trailer-111810

They’re calling it a teaser trailer but at two and a half minutes long, it provides more than a hint of what to expect from Cowboys & Aliens, next year’s summer multiplex bait. The promo introduces us to Harrison Ford’s Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde, the man who holds frontier town Silver City, Arizona in a vice-like grip. And to Daniel Craig’s Jake Lonergan, the outlaw who might just have the key to the town’s survival.

The supporting cast includes Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Olivia Wilde, Keith Carradine and Walton Goggins. Here’s the trailer, which comes courtesy of Yahoo.

While the mix of sci-fi and Western tropes might be disturbingly reminiscent of Barry Sonnenfeld’s Wild Wild West, there’s nothing goofy about this film at all. In fact, at first glance, it’s all rather po-faced. But surely Craig’s taciturn Jack Lonergan references the strong, silent heroes of Western genre classics, with a bit of a twist: he seems to have undergone some sort of alien mind-wipe, and his silence may be indicative of mental blankness. But last year’s summer comic book/western adaptation, Jonah Hex, provides another grim example of how wrong things can go, even with a solid actor (Josh Brolin) fronting the proceedings.

Speculating somewhat, it seems as though this first look might only encompass one-third of the players. The plot apparently sees the titular cowboys teaming up with Apaches to combat the alien menace. But this trailer features no Apaches and only a glimpse of alien tech, so perhaps future trailers will introduce them and open up the story.

Still, I can’t say I feel that enthused so far. Favreau has experience in the creation of successful blockbusters having helmed Iron Man and its sequel but the films were arguably carried by Robert Downey Jr’s charm and the very fun toys that commandeered so much of the screen time, with action set-piece proving a wee bit of a letdown. Interestingly, RDJ was initially slated for the Daniel Craig role in Cowboys & Aliens before pleading scheduling conflicts, and we can’t help but wonder how he would have managed those protracted periods of silence without the urge to ad-lib a few quips.

One last question: why do extra-terrestrial invaders always seem to favour blue tractor beams? Perhaps it’s a fashion thing.

Daniel Craig fans based in the UK can watch him in Love is the Devil and Love and Rage, right here on the site, absolutely free.

Looks really awesome!

I am buying Daniel instead of RDJ because he’s the most rugged, masculine guy.

Great Trailer!
Looking forward to this…

WOW, I LOVE the mood of the trailer. Looks pretty f-ing cool.

This movie is gonna be awesome

Fine, C&A is my must see for next year.

cant ****ing wait!

Fantastic! Harrison Ford is great. This will be worth every penny I spend on my ticket!

oh, looks better than I expected!!! hope to see more trailers.

Sharp beak @ 11/18/2010 at 2:53 pm

Harrison Ford, he seems like such a grumpy old guy. Daniel Craig looks dark, edgy….wow, perfect casting right?

Can’t wait yehh!

Jokergurl @ 11/18/2010 at 4:33 pm

COOL! I didn’t know Harrison Ford was in this, it looks interesting, Ford, Craig, Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Ron Howard, I’d say it’s already promising. :)

@awesome: What? He has a perfect cowboy look, ruggedly handsome, bad ass (really bad ass, look at that poster)!

harrison ford is here? hahaha really xd

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 5:54 pm

“Somber much? That trailer was no fun…”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 5:57 pm

“My thought as well; wrong tone. Playing it so straight and earnest is a mistake. Though counter-intuitive, that actually makes it more ridiculous.”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 5:59 pm

“Wow, second bad trailer of the day…

Less is more folks. What happened to all the good trailer editors?”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:06 pm

Uh.. I don’t get it.
And with all the names involved, I WANTED to love this trailer.
But this doesn’t make me want to see this movie at all.

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:08 pm

“They must have been in a real hurry to get this trailer out — they didn’t even clean up the rigging on the either the cowboy or the girl that gets ’swept up’ … unless of course those aliens were throwing down ropes with harnesses which some how happen to wrap around and hook onto the cowboy and the girl….”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:08 pm

“I’ve always loved this title and eagerly awaited the movie. But this looks just plain silly. for the movie to take itself so seriously was a gigantic mistake. I laughed out loud at this trailer. And not in a good way.”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:13 pm

“damn. with that title I thought it was going to be a lighthearted romp, not this somber exercise

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:14 pm

“That ridiculous wrist contraption gave me some unwelcome flashbacks to “Wild Wild West.”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:15 pm

“Not digging this. Ford looks wooden, stale, the whole thing looks stupid.”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:16 pm

Trailer looks good but you can never trust them. Most movies look good in the trailers, but most movies suck.”

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:19 pm

thank you for the link.
a lot of people are excited in anticipation by the C&A!
____________________________
yes in this link people were really excited so that is why they wrote this what “they said”.

they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:26 pm

95% of people have said they dont go to see C&A and only 5% of them give a chance to this movie.
http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/teaser-trailer-debut-cowboys-aliens/

there are many sites in which people dont looking forward to see it.

to they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:44 pm

Okay, Sats we get it your pissed he dumped you.

to they said @ 11/18/2010 at 6:46 pm

Okay, we get it, Sats your pissed he dumped you!

~’night Mendel….let me know if you get any good things to post, it seems like we need some positives here now. But they wont’ stop me from seeing it. somewhere i read a good point: I was kinda wonderin’ if there were any Indians in the movie cuz it was all ’bout Dan. interesting, and I am not complaining about seeing his wonderfullness. funny–I have a native american friend and he insists on “Indians” being the politically correct word now for native americans…i incredulously harrrrasssed him for it, and then told him my fav Homer Simpson episode where he goes thru the casino sayin’, “hey- how are ya, hey-how are ya, hey how are ya” in a indian chant voice. priceless.

what about where he is now, who is he with and is he going to Toronto for X-mas? he may be in NYC too for the holidays!(call me dan–i will warm all of you) Harry opens tomorrow here….yeay. probly won’t see it for a while, hubby just had abdominal hernia surgery. i am living my own personal hell, but use this for distraction as always. aaaaahhhhhh. keep writting. keep posting. may the force be with you…live long and prosper…keep your feet firmly flying in midair!! yikes…wish i was with you—cheers Mendel…..cuz i know what you are doing usually on a thurs!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Guinness,

“wholly gun placement batman”

LOL!

And you are so right, it’s the perfect (product) placement ever!

http://www.mtv.com/photos/cowboys-aliens/1652492/5432935/photo.jhtml

to Kalle

“look at that chest and the shoulders. Nothing to complain I’d say.”

Not at all :) And Dan is a Cowboy, and they are lean because of all that riding *grin*

“Fav is going to show off his assets”

Bring it on!!!

to Guinness

“what about where he is now, who is he with and is he going to Toronto for X-mas?”

No new gossip has emerged…(it’s still all Kate and Wills here)

“Harry opens tomorrow here….yeay”

Yes, I am going to see Harry tomorrow (today actually, since it’s after 1am)

“hubby just had abdominal hernia surgery. i am living my own personal hell, but use this for distraction as always. aaaaahhhhhh.”

Oh heck, that’s awful! Hope he gets better soon!

“wish i was with you—cheers Mendel…..cuz i know what you are doing usually on a thurs!!!!!!!!!!”

Hehehehe, one day, one day :)

second that @ 11/18/2010 at 8:22 pm

re posts 84-95

gina, what is wrong with you? was it necessary to bore us all with those posts. we all know how you feel about C&A. now go away!!

Gina’s creepy @ 11/18/2010 at 10:07 pm

Has Gina really went mad? I do not know why…

second that @ 11/18/2010 at 11:08 pm

Gina’s creepy@ 11/18/2010 at 10:07 pm

no, she just wants attention

I don’t know where you get your 95% which are not going from.
Read the boards where they really discuss movies, not those where they are going to bash them anyway. I’d said more than 90% was positiv. And keep in mind many people are only posting when they have something to bash, sad, angry and loney ones like you.
This will be megahuge and it will get a good mouth to mouth, too.

Gina should study over again a method of calculating the ratio.
And
Gina said that Dream House would be postponed because filming Bond23 would start in this spring.
Then
Gina said that Cawboy&Aliens would be postponed because filming Bond23 would start in this summer.
Now
Gina is saying that The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo will be postponed because filming Bond23 willd start in this winter.

Who takes notice of her seriously?

Daniel Fan @ 11/19/2010 at 7:16 am

I am really looking forward to this movie.
Not only for this special dose of Daniel ;)
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/1618159910/special-dose-of-daniel-what-a-behind?ref=nf

When I heard Daniel booked to play Jake in C&A, I was a bit skeptic.
What? Aliens? Cowboys and Aliens?? But I enjoyed really really seeing the trailer. Now I see why he wanted to star in C&A! It’s still a mystery who Jake is though Favreau gave us some hints…so my curiosity was aroused. Surely, he knows well the riddle excite curiosity!!

“Cowboys & Aliens” Wins Trailer of the Week Amid a Heavy Field

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/popcornbiz/Cowboys–Aliens-Wins-Trailer-of-the-Week-Amid-a-Heavy-Field-108729284.html

Color us giddy. The first clip from “Cowboys & Aliens” is here and we couldn’t be much happier.

Daniel Craig awakens in the desert with some weird “Space Ghost”-esque weapon strapped to his wrist. Olivia Wilde is the insanely hot chick in the saloon. Harrison Ford chews scenery as a nasty old sheriff. And spaceships shooting lasers come swooping out of the sky! Give us another 120 minutes of that — stat.

Directed by Jon Favreau, produced by Ron Howard, Brain Grazer and Steven Spielberg and with a script by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and you’ve got pedigree for days on this adaptation of the beloved 2006 comic book.

There’s been a pantload of new trailers out over the past 48 hours — “Green Lantern,” “Red Riding Hood,” “The Mechanic,” “Cars 2″ and “Winnie the Pooh,” among others — and none has us more stoked than “C&A.” And not because it’s a Universal picture, we swear.

“Cowboys & Aliens” arrives July 29, 2011.

Hi, Guinness
Here is the interview article of Native American Adam Beach. Well he woked with Daniel in C&A.

Hollywood star Adam Beach moving to Island

http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Hollywood+star+Adam+Beach+moving+Island/3815940/story.html

Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic! Awwww look at his waistline! Find out just how sexy he is! And…’Wedgies aside’!!!! lol Ugh, I have excess fat around the waistline…

The Awesome Cowboys & Aliens Trailer: Heavy on Cowboys, Low on Aliens

http://www.movieline.com/2010/11/the-awesome-cowboys-aliens-trailer-heavy-on-cowboys-low-on-aliens.php

After the soul-crushing awfulness of the trailer for Green Lantern, it’s nice to know that at least one summer movie in 2011 won’t be a total disappointment. The trailer for Cowboys & Aliens — which will get some serious placement in front of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part I this weekend — has premiered online and it’s nowhere near as silly as the title might have you believe. In fact, it looks pretty harrowing. Well, for a movie about cowboys fighting aliens.

Daniel Craig (and his butt) stars as Jake Lonergan, an outlaw who wakes up in the middle of nowhere with some sort of alien bracelet on his wrist and no recollection of his past. Yikes! After disposing of some generic western baddies, he heads to the nearest town to reunite with the girl he doesn’t remember (Olivia Wilde) and the sheriff who wants him captured (Harrison Ford). Things look bleak for our hero until the alien bracelet lights up and aliens attack. Cue explosions, some other first-act shenanigans and plenty of concerned stares.

You know what? This thing looks fantastic. Everything from the mood to the mystery to the way it doesn’t actually reveal the aliens feels just right. Jon Favreau, you’re forgiven for Iron Man 2. And Zathura.

VERDICT: Yee-haw! (Sold.)

Dream House would be postponed because filming Bond23

Cowboy&Aliens would be postponed because filming Bond23 would start

The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo will be postponed because filming Bond23 willd
____________________________
I said that Dream House will have problems and now this movie is really postponed. and as MGM solves a debt so 23 Bond starts quickly so Dream House will be postponed for more long time.

Cowboys and Aliens will probably need reshoot because most of people in forums dont like the trailer. just read forums. The set of C&A will wait for busy Daniel like the set of Dream House.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be postponed for other reason and it just gives room for 23.Bond. Just wait 5 months for it.

you supposed MGM to crash and be sold but I said MGM will stand its own feet and investors will come not to buy MGM but finance the movies and pay a debt. That had happened according to this scenario.
Then I said some investors will contact Babs Broccoli to ask if they can fund 23 Bond and really they contacted her.

Months ago, I said that on this November Daniel will not be with Satsuki. He is not with her anymore…

23 Bond was planned to start this summer and I said it but nobody believed it. Then they really confirmed they planned it. Then I said 23 Bond has still a chance to start at the end of this year or in the beginning of next year.

So Dream House is postponed, C&A is very bad and got bad reviews so they will improve it. Dragon tattoo – its question of time what happens on the set. give it more time and you will see. I hope Daniel will never finish reshoot of Dream House but he will do.

Blast from the past @ 11/19/2010 at 5:51 pm

All these comments are from almost 2 years ago. Some quite telling.

21 @ 01/27/2009 at 6:08 am 0

I have actually seen them in person at the New York premier for QOS. I got pretty close actually.
You definitely look twice when you see her, but not in a good way.
She is striking only in the sense that you are struck at how strange her looks are.
She is very, what is the word, gawky, that’s the only word I can think of.
I’m sorry, but I heard people standing around me commenting about the same thing. I heard one guy say “what does he see in her.”
I heard another couple talking about how they couldn’t believe how “ugly she was in person.”
I hate to break it to you, but when you see her up close in person, she’s really, and I mean REALLY, not attractive.
Her wrinkly skin is even more pronounced when you see her up close. Her skin really does look leathery, which is such a shame at her young age.
And believe it or not, they are not that affectionate when the paps aren’t shooting them. They were walking apart a lot when their pictures weren’t being taken.
I heard several people comment after they went inside about how they don’t even look like a “couple.” My husband and I were really surprised. We actually thought that she would be more beautiful in person, but she actually looks better in pictures, and I guess that isn’t saying a whole lot, since she doesn’t look too good in most of her pictures.
We were also surprised at how distant they were with each other when not posing for pictures.
Like I said, I don’t have any stake in these two, and I don’t care what they do, but seeing her and them in person, up close, was kind of disappointing.
Like I said, I was expecting her to be beautiful in person, and she was kind of the opposite, and my husband and I were both expecting them to be really close, but they weren’t.
I know I’ll probably get attacked for saying all of this, but hey, I just thought I would share my experience in seeing these two personally at the premier.
It was really disappointing. But we liked the movie when we went to see
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pyschic @ 01/27/2009 at 2:52 am 0

I feel very strongly that only two or three hours ago he checked for a response from his new friend.
He sent her a message but no response yet.
I feel very strongly that she will respond tomorrow.
This woman will not run to him.
I sense he is restless, she is so different than others.
I am hearing unsure. He is unsure how she feels.
This is new for him.
I am hearing loud voices.
I do not know what this is. It is not clear.
Just loud voices.
So much negative energy.
2009/01/27/daniel-craig-tintin-movie/#ixzz15lsQnZ21

———————————————————————————————–9 and Gay @ 01/27/2009 at 3:27 am 0

There are actually a LOT of people who believe he is Bi and that’s why he won’t marry her, they believe he has a boy toy on the side and she probably knows and goes along with it.

people arent looking forward to see C&A and give a dollar at the cinemas. they are saying about trailer on youtube:

“This doesnt only look bad, it also looks bad without being even funny.”

“is this a comedy bec it doesnt seem to funny?”

“Wow Jon Favreau has relly pulled out all the stops with this one. Not sure that long black hair and bikini top suits Daniel Craig too much.”
……………………………………………

Then themoviepool.com says:

It’s not that the trailer is bad. It’s serviceable, and does a good job at introducing some of the elements in play in the movie. But seeing something put to film and hearing a plot description of that film is two completely different things. Well Cowboys & Aliens being in the same movie sounds great on paper, seeing it put to film is a little jarring. Obviously we knew it would be, but the reason this trailer is only “serviceable” is because the film shows no fun whatsoever. The trailer is played serious, but this movie should be anything but. Campy and ridiculous would fit much better then an uber-serious sci-fi film. Because let me remind you; IT’S COWBOYS AND ALIENS!

I

@Blast from the past:
Yeeeeeee ….. I loved this story about green eyed lady! I wish it continued. Now when Daniel finally dumped Satsuki so he has a chance to meet the green eyed one! Hopefully Daniel ended it with satsuki DEFINITELY!! and I hope Satsuki will not run to him!

TO STUPID COW @ 11/19/2010 at 6:02 pm

search the tweets for C&A
People were cheering and applauding when the trailer ended.
I saw it and people just went nuts.
This will be HUGE.

@TO STUPID COW:
yes I send you many other links in which people SIMPLY dont like it.
You wanna see it?
Its THEIR opinion and decision what they like or not.
You cannot change many sites and forums in which they say the trailer is not funny for them.
it will be a HUGE of minus dollars at box office. Just wait for months for results at box office and you will see. as C&A will be too postponed, so please, dont forget to post the link!!

TO STUPID COW @ 11/19/2010 at 6:26 pm

go and take your meds.

Producers of the movie C&A surely expected first reviews for the trailer and now they can see how people called it not funny or they just expressed boredom. I am wondering what this makes with the producers and if they will want to change scenes and make more “funny trailer and movie for people.” I think they would do it if they want people’s dollars to come into their pocket.

NOW I am expecting reviews from the biggest film critics what they say about the trailer and the movie that they watch during unofficial screening. They are the ones who decide if the movie goes through or needs to reshoot. Invasion did reshoot and still failed at people’s eyes. Dream House has the need of reshoot as well and from the beginning people said they dont go see it. Now C&A is in hands of film critics…………………….

I like the article of that surprised author who asks how C&A could get greenlit and what people say about Daniels assexy.
http://www.celebitchy.com/126910/harrison_ford_daniel_craig_in_cowboys_aliens_cheesefest_or_dongfest/

see ya tomorrow…Nice fixation Fio–thank you.
cheers with my champagne to you for going to the Harry Potter movie—give me your opinion…how may stars out of 5?

i want to be comfortably numb. workin on it…..be safe. G

second that @ 11/19/2010 at 9:13 pm

to Bianca/Gina

you’re back; this time 7 posts. what exactly is your problem. first off, gina, james bond 23 has been scheduled for release in November 2012. that means filming will not start until sometime in 2011. just because you want otherwise is not important

C&A is coming out in July 2011, Gina, so therefore it can not be in the hands of the critics. that being the case, how the critics give either good or bad reviews of the film. the trailer may have gotten some bad reviews but that will not stop C&A from coming out on schedule. the number of bad trailers are, i bet, numerous; yet each time the films all came out on time.

Dream House has been put back until September 2011, so what? it’s not the first film that has had to have scenes reshot. i don’t think it will be the last. Dragon Tattoo is also on schedule. Look, Gina, i understand that you want Daniel to make Bond 23 and he will.

but you have to understand that as an actor he will make other films while waiting for bond filming to begin. you may not like the roles he has chosen but guess what he does not answer to you. also, Gina, they are not going to hold back Dream House, C&A, and Dragon Tattoo until after Bond is released in 2012. now please, deal with the realities.

poor girl Gina @ 11/19/2010 at 10:42 pm

Gina looked for very few negative comments desperately and posted it. What a difficult work it is! In fact, her efforts is pathetic…..

how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years- Dashiell Hammett

to 110 Western Front @ 11/19/2010 at 11:23 pm

those poster are you, eh? you had spoken about that poster here before.

to Gina/bianca @ 11/20/2010 at 12:05 am

I said that Dream House will have problems and now this movie is really postponed.
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Bulls*it ! Don’t pussyfoot around the issue!!!!!
You CERTAINLY said that DH would be postponed because Bond23 would be filming in SPRING.
You should re-read your posts.
We all who are here know it.

to Gina#117 @ 11/20/2010 at 3:38 am

oh!
you indeed love the celebitchy! however, people believe the NY post/mag/ specialized movie site more than cerebitchy. too bad…..

Daniel Fan @ 11/20/2010 at 4:19 am

Latest news:
Johan Lagerholm
Avslutade veckan med kundbesök inkluderande ekonomisk sammanställning av 2010 och en stunds tittande på Daniel Craig som sprang fram och tillbaka utanför fönstret och försökte få till en scen till The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
för 14 timmar sedan via iPhone
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Johan Lagerholm
Ended the week with visits to customers including financial summary of 2010 and a brief viewing of Daniel Craig who ran back and forth outside the window and tried to work out a scene of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
14 hours ago via iPhone
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No pictures though :(
So this will have to do.
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7046/danielstongue.png

i wonder why gina did not appear as before at 4:00am. it was crappy time zone – all morning

to timezone @ 11/20/2010 at 6:37 am

No. Gina still keeps coming in morning.
It’s her.
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yea @ 11/14/2010 at 4:10 pm
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yea @ 11/15/2010 at 3:41 am 0
@here it is:
I am afraid its rumour or if its really true so Satsuki will run back to Daniel soon. She is not stupid or Daniel will miss her because he hates to be alone. Or they just needed pause and agreed on that.
But yes, the green eyed woman still can come, I bet she will appear between “reunioned” couple Daniel and Satsuki. Maybe she too pushed on him to marry her so he went away and now he could feel alone so he could take her back and again promise marriage..
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to 401 @ 11/17/2010 at 9:19 am
etc etc……..

well, what is time now?

to Daniel Fan

thanks for all the beautiful Dan fixation :)

Hi Guinness

“cheers with my champagne to you for going to the Harry Potter movie—give me your opinion…how may stars out of 5?”

Five! Brilliant film!

“i want to be comfortably numb. workin on it…..be safe. G”

Did you succeed? And did you have a roaring headache today? You might want to chill out in the cinema, as I said, it’s definitely a 5!

to Fio

“Daniel Craig (and his butt) stars as Jake Lonergan”

LOL

No. look at the post

Hey guys, what happend? Still arguing? Is Daniel with Rachel now
or single? I guess he is still in Sweden. No recent tweets? Whats going on?

obsession @ 11/21/2010 at 4:11 am

having good memory

JJ didn’t work for a long stretch of time yesterday. JJ seems to have lost data. Maybe… some kind of trouble of CTU or UPS ? Or did celebs attack the web server of JJ? lol
http://twitter.com/justjared/statuses/6042863871729665

Hi, Guinness
Have you already seen the C&A trailer at a movie theater? Awwww jealous! BTW…which is correct?!

myanimator: @Jon_Favreau saw Harry Potter last night (8pm show) and there was indeed a Cowboys and Aliens trailer in front of it at the Arclight!

ML4NKOTB: @Jon_Favreau Say WHAT?!? We didn’t get a #CowboysandAliens trailer at the Arclight! Granted, I watched it online, but still…

MetalGirl4Life: @Jon_Favreau We went to the Arclight in Hollywood… We didn’t get the trailer. :-(

Hi, DF
Thanks for the info and the hottie pic :) His hair style is like a chick a bit. lol Cute<3 Where is Daniel shooting now? Maybe…Malmö?
http://se.linkedin.com/pub/johan-lagerholm/0/999/9a2

My mixed parentage gives me freedom: Darwin

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/regional/news-interviews/My-mixed-parentage-gives-me-freedom-Darwin/articleshow/6963395.cms

How did you bag the role in “Casino Royale”?
It was through a pretty extended audition process. I finally got the job after an eight-hour audition. Once I got selected, I had to learn how to fight, handle weapons and explosives. I had to be part of a 10-day camp in Prague where I learnt the basics with the stunt team. I shot with Daniel Craig in the first week of principle photography. It was thrilling to be part of such a historic project. Martin Campbell, the director, is an extraordinary guy. He invests his tireless energy in the film and had a lot of faith in me. I think, he reinvented the Bond franchise.

How was it to work with Daniel Craig?
Everyone asks me this! Daniel Craig is a really solid, real actor. But, he is a private person. He is warm, caring, kind and extremely talented and made my introduction to the movies a wonderful experience.

I LOOOOOVE this witty saying. Funny!
Trailer Breakdown Cowboys and Aliens
http://www.maxim.com/amg/MOVIES/Articles/Trailer+Breakdown+Cowboys+and+Aliens

I’m sure C&A poster is the best poster of the year 2010 :)
Your Poster is Cool | The 3rd Week of November

http://www.filmdogsonline.com/2010/11/19/your-poster-is-cool-2/

This week in Your Poster is cool we’re going to be talking about three teaser posters for upcoming genre fare. Read more to see which poster takes home the prize this week. First up Chicago director Rob Marshall takes over the Black Pearl…
The best teaser trailer for a summer film released this week was without a doubt Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens. Check out my thoughts on the trailer here. At my screening of Harry Potter last night the teaser got everyone’s attention very quickly and the general mood was one of excitement as it ended. The teaser poster furthers the tone we see in the trailer by playing with the archetypes of the old west, while giving then a modern infusion. The Lone Hero (Daniel Craig) stands with his back to the viewer and is ready for anything, while his alien tech gives us just enough “wow” to get our attention. This in my opinion is a great poster, that utilizes simplicity in a more effective way than say the Pirates poster above. It gets my vote for poster of the week.

Hi!
Fio! You go gurl. thx for your posts again. Um. Olivia looks really un-made-up in this. With bags. wow. I guess she looked better in the Tron movie? And those captions were spot on! I was just reallly dejected they didn’t get to my fav shot….you know it. Hey…i am going to go get it for editing…….

Damnstraight I got a damnbig headache–took 2 gatorades for me to get into a shower mood. I love bubbly stuff–and you called it cheeky monkey–you knew what i was in for—hhmmmm…Birds of a feather flock together or they find a Duck, huh? . AND i am reading everywhere Harry was a hit…it looks fanfukingtastic… i want to see it NOW, but i think i have to go by myself…boo hoo.

And, so much water in Sweden! wow…is that where they are fur real. what is there? I hope he makes a great scrap book…anyway, Hi DF, thx for your posts too. i hope this posts too!! ~M

ah, that is how i sign my emails. oops. interesting brain faux pas my friend. ~G

why did they retouch Daniel’s sexyass in that poster??
in real his sexyass is ..much bigger…

fans are saying:
“You know someone had to photoshop his a.ss. Even if he had a phenomenal a.ss, which I suspect he has an awesome tush. Why wouldn’t Bond?
But you know even if it was perfect Hollywood would want it retouched. So someone spent the day photoshopping an a.ss. “How was your day hunny?” lol.

“So what’s the promise of this movie? Gay techno-cowboys fighting aliens with antiquated shotguns?”

@Fio:
I’m sure C&A poster is the best poster of the year 2010 :)
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Yeeah, so you are sure… read this:

“The first official poster for director Jon Favreau’s “Cowboys & Aliens” was released today and while the two warring factions are well represented (by the old school weaponry on the right and the high tech thingamajig on the left), I can’t help but act a little surprised there is no mention of stars Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford or Olivia Wilde anywhere on this puppy.

But the big question rattling around my brain right now is, how much time do you think was spent tinkering in photoshop with the very shapely bottom on this cowboy? Seems like a lot of time and energy has been spent there, no?”

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/very_important_cowboys_aliens_question_I6I0wD8pdulvpEeEv9H9VJ

I am really looking forward to this movie.
Not only for this special dose of Daniel ;)
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/1618159910/special-dose-of-daniel-what-a-behind?ref=nf
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Now seriously………….
at first sight C&A would seem to be a great movie but watchers said the trailer is not enough funny as the title of the movie sounds.
Then photos and poster show sexyass of Daniel and fans are joking about his back now.
and seems like that his sexyass would sell the movie. Did not he say that he wants to do serious arts? what then that sexyass in poster? his a.ss is that serious arts? hm….. well.

The James Bond star has a “need for some serious art”.

“He needs to fulfill a need for some serious art so might turn to the stage,” a source said.

“The one thing that fires him up is work. He’s earned a lot of money but doesn’t have the respect he deserves — he’s a phenomenal actor.

“He considers himself an artist first and a celebrity a distant second.

“He’s a pretty reserved guy. Sure, he’s got an amazing lifestyle but he’s not at all boastful. The one thing he really wants is to be respected as an artist.””
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yeah, he is a phenomenal actor “respected for his phenomenal a.ss.”

to be honest, “cowboys and aliens is not serious art”…….eh?

so according to fans the trailer is not funny and his a.ss is photoshoped…. what they say next time, wau.

Bond is no serious art either.
And I’m really bored by all “the source said”.
It’s pretty clear that he’s enjoying what he’s doing right now. And he was and is foremost an actor then a movie star, so he’ll do some stage work from time to time, just like other actors are doing too.
Look at the last years season on Broadway. There have been “movie stars” en mass on stage and no doubt he will do that again.
And in the meantime I’ll enjoy his ass.

And in the meantime I’ll enjoy his ass.
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Wau this link! haha!
http://marcharshbarger.blogspot.com/2009/01/daniel-craig-has-very-nice-ass.html

guinness-nice "tooVA-Gina" @ 11/21/2010 at 4:41 pm

fuukin a right!

Summary:
“So I can’t really recommend Flashbacks of a Fool–unless you’re a Daniel Craig fan and wish to check out his fine assets. I was never bored during the film, but the story is one we’ve all seen before. I give the movie a C+–and the + is for Craig’s divine cheekiness.”

http://marcharshbarger.blogspot.com/2009/01/daniel-craig-has-very-nice-ass.html
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well, so the movie was not really good and the only thing what Daniel showed was not a serious art but his a.ss..
unfortunately his a.ss did not sell FOAF well….
do you think that poster with his a.ss and the trailer will convince fans to go to the cinema? as they are joking about his photoshoped a.ss and not much funny trailer….

DANIEL CRAIG, you homewrecking .s-lu-t who,re royale! Who knew Daniel Craig had a certificate from Sienna Miller’s Community College of Bulldoze Fuuecking hanging on his wall? Daniel has been with that Satsuki Mitchell chick for years, but I guess he handed her an empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties.

Now, I haven’t seen Darren **** situation (click here for Daniel’s), but I can still say with full confidence that this definitely lands under the UP-FaUC-KINkG-GRADE category. However, that ass-to-ass scene still makes cameos in my nightmares from time to time so Darren has that going for him. I’ll spread my cheeks and sit on the fence on this until the dic!k situation part gets cleared up.

http://www.dlisted.com/taxonomy/term/713

to Guinne-ass @ 11/21/2010 at 5:05 pm

DANIEL CRAIG, you homewrecking s!ut wh()re royale! Who knew Daniel Craig had a certificate from Sienna Miller’s Community College of Bulldoze F.c.k!ng hanging on his wall? Daniel has been with that Satsuki Mitchell chick for years, but I guess he handed her an empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties.

Now, I haven’t seen Darren d!.ck situation (click here for Daniel’s), but I can still say with full confidence that this definitely lands under the UP-FC..KIN..G-GRADE category. However, that a.ss-to-a.ss scene still makes cameos in my nightmares from time to time so Darren has that going for him. I’ll spread my cheeks and sit on the fence on this until the .dic.k situation part gets cleared up.

http://www.dlisted.com/taxonomy/term/713

well those comments on dlisted just show the intellectual standard on that site…..WOW couldn’t imagine it could get lower than here, but it can. And I’m enjoying it LOL Thank you!

JJ put pic of Dream House with Barbies, serious art.

Daniel has been with that Satsuki Mitchell chick for years, but I guess he handed her an empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties.
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ah……….. that sounds great like a movie.
if they made the movie about the chick Satsuki and Daniel who handed her empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties so I am gonna surely spend my money at the cinema, watch and re-watch it thousand times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that would make good results at box office!!

Daniel has been with that Satsuki Mitchell chick for years, but I guess he handed her an empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties.
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aaah……….. that sounds great like a movie.
how relaxing…… really, uf. thank you too.
if they made the movie about the chick Satsuki and Daniel who handed her empty cardboard box and relieved her of her duties so I am gonna surely spend my money at the cinema, watch and re-watch it thousand times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that would make good results at box office!!

to Fio

thanks for all the great finds! Love the trailer breakdown!

to Daniel Fan

do you know if the Swedish papers still cover the filming? Any new pap pics?

Hi Guinness

“Birds of a feather flock together or they find a Duck, huh?”

If it quacks like a duck, it’s most likely one ;)

“i want to see it NOW, but i think i have to go by myself…boo hoo.”

The film is so good, you wouldn’t even notice if Dan were suddenly sitting beside you *grin*

“ah, that is how i sign my emails. oops. interesting brain faux pas my friend.”

Hahaha, does it mean I have to sign my posts with ~G now?

second that @ 11/21/2010 at 8:53 pm

to Bianca/Gina

again with the numerous posts, one after another. do you like talking to yourself? i have to ask, just how old are you anyway? ten or eleven perhaps.

to psychosis @ 11/21/2010 at 9:52 pm

Don’t post same post twice over.
Annoying

to gina aka bianca
you do not understand the film industry though you try to look down on c&a by his ass. the pr is a great hit. pitiable girl….you are always doing a misguided efforts.

Daniel Fan @ 11/22/2010 at 12:58 am

Hi Guinness, yes a lot of lakes and rivers and other bodies of water here in Sweden. I wish Daniel could have shot Dragon tattoo here in the summer, then maybe we could have had a good look at that PFA too ;)
Speaking of that PFA I don’t think that was meant to be the focus of the poster but you know Bianca there are people like you out there who make it all about the a*s. And of course the trailer isn’t funny, it’s not supposed to be funny duh! It’s been shot as a serious cowboy movie with sci-fi elements. If you (and others) don’t understand that, then it only says something about your lack of intelligence.
Hi Mendel no sorry I guess the novelty of having a movie star on our grounds here in Sweden blew over pretty quickly, so no media cover at all :(

I’m happy @ 11/22/2010 at 1:57 am

I am glad to hear Gina criticize C&A!
That is, i am sure C&A/DH/TGWTDT will be a blockbuster because things head in the opposite direction in fact when Gina “prophesies”.
But i am often afraid Gina feels a strong attachment for Bond.
Oh please, you must not say anything about Bond! LOL

to 142
Umm, I never thought it was a negative article when I posted that article (NY Post). Sorry, I don’t know what you suggested. When I read the article, totally agreed to it. Yeah, they spent a lot of time and energy on his ass, but so what? They made his ass stand out as part of PR – their wishes. Thank god, they spent big money on the Dan-ass-project! Yeah, we have to thank for Favreau!!!!! In a sense, his ass of C&A are the one such as like his blue trunks in CR. EYE CANDY :)
Hi, DF
Wow thanks! So I googled Björkvik. I saw some pics of fields or open country, and it looks like all quiet and peaceful in the country :)
Hi, Guinness
I’m sure you’ll get along with her!
http://twitter.com/EsmeJaneS/statuses/6442597107113984
Hi, Mendel
I know Daniel is very busy. He is too busy, so it’s hard even to play Bond. I was disappointed a bit, but…I like another Danny too! :)
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/film/3239233/Danny-Dyer-nicks-a-Sweeney-lead.html

They went to the Harry, and got excited by the trailer of C&A. Everything turned out just as Favreau/C&A team has wished so far, huh?

http://abrynne.livejournal.com/643322.html

Oh, and I thought I’d mention one of the trailers we saw (twice) before the movie. Cowboys & Aliens. Oh snap! (SNAPE!) I am THERE! Daniel Craig wearing chaps, and Harrison Ford as a law man on a horse, and they also give me science fiction in the form of ALIENS with that mix! I am so on board!

http://earlgreytea68.livejournal.com/267186.html

(3) Everyone burst into applause at the beginning and the end of the “Cowboys and Aliens” preview. I want to go see that movie entirely because Daniel Craig looks very hot in it.

Daniel is Hot @ 11/22/2010 at 12:56 pm

I have a bad head cold and it is cold and snowy here so that trailer warms me up to the core. Thanks Daniel and all those who keep posting the trailer. It’s going to be a great movie, but all his movies are great. What is all the fuss about his as*, we always know he had a great a*s. Hope to see Harry Potter one day soon. Great this DC’s trailer is shown with the HP film. Good move on the director’s part!

Are you kidding…i would feel him before he even sat next to me my friend… it’s electric! And it looks like all the action is nonstop…as would be in our seats if that dream ever came *smile* true!!! Thank you for that thought. I love that Ron gets to “explore” his darker side in this–looks like he did a brilliant job!
And brilliant signature idea…we can play it off on each other…. just follow my lead if i think about it. ;)

Fio–thank you for the “Roland” post. You remembered, awwww! that is a great point. I will think “Dark Tower” throughout C&A. (buy the cliffnotes Mendel) But he will be transitioning between Blomvkist and Roland and C&A and Bond won’t he, if he signs all the said contracts…hhhmmm. Probably not Roland then…if Bond comes along. He should at least post his schedule for us fan-atic fans if not for himself!!!

DF–those blue eyes of yours are Swedish? You could have been in the movie!! oh, and btw–i was looking at his back in that shot, not his PFA*yeah, right*!!!

Mendel….what caption would you suggest for the “gun-shot” capture? hhhmmmm….i may post it tonight if i have a minute to myself again. probly not. does anyone have a nurse/maid willing to work for free? cuz i have about had it. Thx for the fixation post too.

to Daniel Fan

“I wish Daniel could have shot Dragon tattoo here in the summer, then maybe we could have had a good look at that PFA too ;)”

Yes, I suppose swimming is out of the question now… ;)

to Fio

Shame about the Sweeney, but you’re right, Dan’s so busy, and unlike a certain Dark wizard, he can’t split himself into seven…

to DiH

“What is all the fuss about his as*, we always know he had a great a*s.”

Exactly *grin*

Hi Guinness

“And brilliant signature idea…we can play it off on each other…. just follow my lead if i think about it. ;) ”

You’re on :)

Love your caption, lol!
(and what a big gun he has…)

I think it was spoiled all by closing remarks…’Forest Gump’
What do you think of the Casino Royale film?

http://top10franchise.net/what-do-you-think-of-the-casino-royale-film.html

Casino Royale is the best Bond film ever. It really turned the Bond franchise on its head. I don’t think the audience appreciate hyper reality action sequences anymore. I am sure Bourne Identity was the inspiration for Casino Royale. The series had become stagnant, the action sequences were predictable and the invisible car in the previous film with Pierce Brosnan was just stupid. Daniel Craig is perfect as the new James Bond. You really feel that you are watching a human being with extrordinary capabilities rather than some idiot with annoying smirk and nice gadgets. Considerably beefed up, Craig at least looks the part of somebody who can defend himself. He is also a lot smarter than the other Bonds, who were so good at getting themselves caught in the line of duty that you wondered if they were mentally on the same level as Forest Gump.

Indiana Jones and James Bond fight an invasion in Cowboys and Aliens

JOE’s Trailer Park returns to showcase the trailers and clips from Hollywood’s latest, including Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig teaming up for Cowboys & Aliens.

James Bond and Indiana Jones taking on aliens in the wild west, from the director of Iron Man? Sold, sold – a million times sold. Perhaps you can sense an overwhelming excitement in JOE towers for the below teaser trailer for next summer’s Cowboys & Aliens, based on the 2006 graphic novel of the same, yet we do believe Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford’s sci-fi/horror/cowboy movie could be the antidote to next summer’s glut of sequels and superhero movies.

Set in 1873 Arizona, Craig stars as a loner named Jake Lonergan who awakens with no memory of his past and a mysterious shackle around his wrist. He enters the town of Absolution where he learns he committed many crimes he doesn’t remember and is wanted by many people, including Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), a harsh leader who rules the town with an iron fist. But Absolution soon faces an even greater threat when mysterious forces attack the town from the sky (the “demons” mentioned in the below trailer), sparing no one in their path. While Jake’s shackle holds the key to defeating them, he must align himself with Dolarhyde and other former enemies to make a stand against this mysterious and more powerful new foe. Sounds fun, right?

With The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo also arriving next year, Craig is on the cusp of becoming a bona fide A-lister and removing the shackles of the Bond franchise, while it’s great to see Harrison Ford playing against type and playing a contemptuous character for once. Due for release in late July 2011, let’s hope Cowboys & Aliens can remove the bitter taste Wild Wild West and Jonah Hex put in our mouths and place westerns firmly on Hollywood’s radar once more.

http://www.joe.ie/entertainment/trailer-park/indiana-jones-and-james-bond-fight-an-invasion-in-cowboys-and-aliens-007242-1

Cowboys & Aliens: The Greatest Crossover Movie of All-Time?

There’s a certain delight in the crossover movie; films like Alien vs. Predator (2004), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), and, of course, Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus (2009) give us the answers to the late-night, who-would-win-in-a-fight arguments that we’ve had with our friends over the years.

What has me curious about Cowboys & Aliens is that the teaser trailer is very serious: the first half of trailer makes Cowboys & Aliens out to be a strong, but run-of-the-mill modern Western until you see a beeping, metallic wristband on Daniel Craig. After the arrival of strange noises and earthly explosions, Craig shoots down a flying saucer with a laser projectile from his wristband, and in complete earnest, raises his head to stare stoically at a realistically shocked, yet calm Harrison Ford. The title screen immediately follows, leaving me with the following revelations: “Hey, Daniel Craig looks good in a Western,” “it’s about time Harrison Ford got more villainous roles,” and “Is someone really making a camp-less movie about cowboys and aliens?”

The third revelation, of course, is the most important, as the seriousness of a movie about cowboys and aliens facing off is more novel than the novelty of cowboys fighting aliens; from this premise, I wonder: “How are they going to address the advantages that alien technology has over that of 19th century cowboys?”

I also feel like this movie is headed for a tongue-in-check, anti-National Treasure (2004) moment, where it refuses to provide exposition for the mythology of Roswell, New Mexico and Area 51. Cowboys & Aliens looks refreshing for its meta-humor: being funny by being serious, and in the crossover genre, that’s a welcome change.

http://www.movieretriever.com/blog/946/cowboys–aliens-the-greatest-crossover-movie-of-alltime-

@I’m happy:
am glad to hear Gina criticize C&A!
That is, i am sure C&A/DH/TGWTDT will be a blockbuster because things head in the opposite direction in fact when Gina “prophesies”.
But i am often afraid Gina feels a strong attachment for Bond.
Oh please, you must not say anything about Bond! LOL
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You started first about Bond.
How did I say it before?
that Dragon Tattoo “would be” postponed because of 23.Bond, Right?
from imdb:
“Daniel Craig originally turned down the role of Mikael Blomkvist due to possible conflicts with the next James Bond film Bond 23 (2012). After production of the film was suspended Craig’s schedule freed up and retook the role.”
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so that if they didnt suspend Bond because of MGM problems so he would work on Bond and soon come appear at bond premiers and Dragon Tattoo would start next shooting year as Sony and Rudin originally planned.
Its for me surprise that Daniel refused a part of Blomkvist, that time he still didnt know what is going with Bond, then EON announced suspended Bond and he took a part in Dragon Tattoo.
If he made Bond so he would not be Mikael or maybe they would wait for him as he will be done with work on Bond.
Why there are no news from Dragon Tattoo set?

Thanks Fio. Nice finds with regards to the reviews. I’ve always been impressed with the roles that Daniel chooses for himself. While all of his movies may not be great hits, you can tell he really likes to broaden his reach, and hone his craft. Not only is he fine to look at, he is a tremendous talent.

they planned to make Dragon Tattoo next year during winter time and come with the movie in the summer of 2012, so Daniel calmly could make Bond this year as it was orginally planned and he could also calmly make Dragon Tattoo next year as it was oginally planned.. well, it could be perfect for him.

You know QOS was ‘bullied’ badly. This review will buck Daniel up!
Thanks for the opinion from some points of view, Lawrence :)

The 007 Chronicles: ‘Quantum of Solace’ — Anatomy of an Under-Appreciated Bond Adventure

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/lmeyers/2010/11/21/quantum-of-solace-anatomy-of-an-under-appreciated-bond-adventure/

[Ed. Note: This is the first part of a series that will run every two weeks in this slot and examine each of the James Bond films individually. Many, many thanks to Lawrence for agreeing to take this on, but after reading his defense of "Quantum" I had to ask -- JN]

Certain movies take a second viewing to really appreciate their depth. Such is the case with Quantum of Solace, the under appreciated second film to star Daniel Craig as James Bond. I initially had a lukewarm reaction to the movie. I wasn’t crazy about the story or the surprisingly short length (99 minutes, compared to 120 or more for most Bond adventures), I felt the editing was choppy, and the climax predictable. Critics felt that, as the second in a trilogy, is was merely marking time, and I felt the same. Ugh, and that title!

I watched it again on Blu-Ray and I’m pleased to say that the film has a lot more to it than meets the eye. Some may argue that if a film doesn’t have the intended impact on its first go-round that it hasn’t succeeded, period. I disagree. Every time a viewer watches a movie, the circumstances differ while the film remains a constant. Therefore, the viewing experience will differ. The degree of change depend upon which variables are altered. In my case, it was mostly the transition from movie theatre to home theatre.

I think what both I and critics missed on a first viewing, is that Quantum is a revenge film. Audiences simply aren’t used to this theme in a Bond film, save License To Kill, an under-appreciated offering with Timothy Dalton’s Bond from 1989 that also starred Big Hollywood’s own Robert Davi. However, Quantum is most definitely a Bond film, one that simultaneously deepens our understanding of the character in both an immediate and historical context.
Character Counts

The big difference between Quantum and Casino Royale, and their predecessors is a focus on character more than plot. The central relationship concerns the issue of trust between Bond and M, who must wrangle the talented but explosively unpredictable agent.

Viewers of Casino Royale will recall that Bond fell in love with Vesper Lynd, who was forced to betray Bond to save her boyfriend. She was being blackmailed by the mysterious entity we still only know as QUANTUM, but which is likely to be revealed as a modern-day version of SPECTRE. Vesper kills herself at the end of the movie, and while Bond is shaken, we don’t see how deeply this set of events has wounded him until Quantum of Solace. Remember that Quantum picks up immediately following the end of Casino Royale, so we have not seen Bond process Vesper’s death.

In the scene where Bond delivers Mr. White to M in Siena, there is a brief exchange that sets up Bond’s motivation and actions for the entire film, and presses the trust issue (begins at 2:10):

M: “I need to know that I can trust you.”

Bond: “You don’t?”

M: “You’d have to be a pretty cold ******* not to want revenge for the death of someone he loved.”

Bond: “You don’t have to worry about me. I’m not going to go chasing him. He’s not important. And neither was she.”

Watch Craig’s delivery. He is angry at the professional affront, but the subtext is that Vesper was important to him, but there’s no way he’ll admit it.

From then on, every step of the way, Bond kills everyone that might offer a lead, just as he did in Royale. After being told by the Prime Minister to pull Bond in because he’s “running wild”, M confronts the agent (begins 5:22):

Bond: “I’m disappointed.”

M: “You are?”

Bond: “How much oil did the Americans promise you?”

M: “This isn’t about oil.”

Bond: “That’s good. Because there isn’t any.”

M: “It’s about trust. You said you weren’t motivated by revenge”

Bond: “I’m motivated by my duty.”

M: “I think you’re so blinded by inconsolable rage that you don’t care who you hurt When you can’t tell your friends from your enemies, it’s time to get out.”

And, indeed, Bond learns he has mistakenly killed a member of Special Branch at the gala. This scene is capped with his discovery of Fields’ body (in an homage to Goldfinger) – an innocent sent to round up Bond, who he routinely and oh-so-casually seduced simply to keep her out of his way.

The death of Fields and the Special Branch agent are the primary motivators that alter Bond’s quest for revenge. Add in the death of Mathis, and Camille’s confession that her revenge killing of the General did not bring her solace, and Bond has learned his lesson. This revelation translates into action. Bond does not kill Vesper’s duplicitous boyfriend when he finds him, instead turning him over to M.I.6. He admits to M that she was right, and then leaves Vesper’s necklace in the snow. He has found his quantum of solace.

There is also considerable depth afforded to Camille’s character, a direct assault on the expectations we have of a traditional Bond girl. She expresses the emotions which both she and Bond carry, but which Bond represses. There is also some solid emotional heft associated with Bond’s discovery of Mathis’ execution.

Emotional moments are not hallmarks of Bond films. I suspect detractors were caught off-guard and rejected it because it didn’t conform to their expectations.

Action and Editing

The action scenes and editing are unsettling on a first viewing, particularly the first two sequences. Dan Bradley was hired as the second unit director, who also did second unit on the last two Bourne films. These films began the trend of shooting and editing action scenes in extremely clipped form, making it impossible to discern the scene’s geography. The stylistic intent was to immerse the audience in what the experience would truly feel like. While an admirable experiment, this approach has always frustrated me. Part of the enjoyment of a great action sequence is to marvel at its very execution. Recall the car chases in Frankenheimer’s Ronin. These are, I believe, the best car chases put on film, with crystal clear geography, extraordinary choreography and no CGI:

The opening chase sequence in Quantum is thrilling, but there are significant geography problems for portions of it. I will say, however, that the entrance into the scene is unique and compelling. As the music builds, the film cuts between Bond and the villains, visually deconstructing what we are about to see in full – eyes, a ream of bullets, tires turning, shadows and light flickering across each shot — before the editor slams us into the action amidst roaring engines and gunfire:

The second action sequence – Bond chasing M’s bodyguard Mitchell – initially suffers from the same clipped editing and confusing geography. However, in a throwback to earlier Hollywood style, the scene is cleverly crosscut with a running of Palio di Siena, a biannual horserace, providing an aesthetically pleasing visual correlative to the footchase. The two scenes then literally collide, as they should, as both men emerge from a manhole in the crowd and the chase continues outdoors. From this point onward, the sequence’s geography stabilizes.

The subsequent pursuit across the rooftops is daring, thrilling, and more importantly, shows the cold determination of Bond. He takes a physical beating in this scene, which climaxes inside a building under construction. Then there is a clever foreshadowing and visual correlative as the men race up a flight of stairs, knocking aside an old woman, causing her to loose her grip on a rope pulley – sending a basket of cherries crashing to the ground. Moments later, the two men themselves are on a rope pulley, swinging back and forth, crashing into the sides and ceilings of the construction site. Viewers are also treated to Bond’s (and the writer’s) intelligence just before – as he chases Mitchell to the top of a bell tower. Bond yanks the bell rope, sounding the chimes loudly so as to cover his entrance into the tower. This kind of subtle character moment is easily lost on the inattentive viewer

However, a second viewing of the film allows one to follow the geography of these scenes more closely, and I felt a greater appreciation for their execution and choreography. Take notice also of David Arnold’s score. Although it cuts back significantly on the James Bond Theme, the composition is just perfect for the action – underlining the tension without being on the nose, tossing in the appropriate riffs at particularly daring moments, and relying heavily on horns as Bond movies are wont to do.

Interestingly, the remaining set pieces provide much greater geographical clarity. I’m mystified as to why this is the case, but the film is immensely aided by it, particularly during the dogfight sequence.

Comparisons Are Inevitable

Viewers will inevitably compare Quantum to previous Bond films. I find comparisons problematic because the films have been around for 40 years, the series has shifted among six lead actors, and across significant changes in cinematic aesthetics.

For viewers longing for the traditional Bond trappings involving Q, gadgets, cackling villains utilizing sci-fi technology, and eccentric nemeses like Jaws, let me suggest that they have become anachronistic. Bond films were always one step ahead of the latest cinematic innovations – whether they be stunts or special effects. Now, however, every film seems intent on pushing the envelope. How can Bond compete with Avatar? To survive, the Bond series had to reinvent itself just as Star Trek did.

Rather than go bigger – how much bigger can you get than a car driving through a melting ice mansion? — the logical choice was to strip Bond down to its essence. The innovations had to be in character, not in special effects or stunts. This makes perfect sense, given that Bond had previously been more about characterization than character. Short of seeing Bond’s vulnerability in his doomed love affair with Diana RIgg in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or with Sophie Marceau in The World Is Not Enough (a direct homage to the former), he is presented more as icon than human.

Given the shift in action (and horror) film aesthetics towards presenting material more realistically, and that the reboot’s intent is to examine how Bond developed into the more iconic character we know and love, the new milieu is entirely appropriate. We would naturally expect him to be rough around the edges and undisciplined. That approach alone calls for a removal of the expected Bondian elements.

Those critics who claim that Bond is barely Bond in Quantum, but instead a more generic action hero, miss this point entirely. Their expectations sabotage their enjoyment of the film on its own terms – terms that are perfectly logical and innovative.

I hope viewers and critics will give Quantum of Solace a second look. It is not a perfect film, but it is a darn fine one that is more deserving of praise than has been presently heaped upon it.

“We spent a month and a half with him and Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde just sitting in a room and talking over scenes again and again and again.”

Awwwwwwww
What a dreamlike scene it was!

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ challenge: Putting a new hat on Harrison Ford

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/11/23/cowboys-aliens-challenge-putting-a-new-hat-on-icon-harrison-ford/

WHO SHOULD PLAY ROLAND IN THE DARK TOWER…?
http://havecoffeewillwrite.com/?p=6943

Guinness, what do you think? IMO remove their name from the list…Tommy Lee Jones and Ray Liotta.

Hi, DiH
Hope you’ll get better soon. Surely you will get well soon when Daniel arrives at Toronto :)

Hi, Mendel
Imagine that there are not Harry but seven Daniel, wow! Take whichever you like. lol
http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/09/23/article-1285231891885-0B4C5E06000005DC-431548_466x310.jpg

Hi, DF
Thanks for the link/pic. For me, any man that wears a suit is sexy. Daniel looks very manly with his suit! As for Favreau’s trailer commentary, it’s interesting the idea for the alien technology shackled to Dan’s character’s wrist was Steven Spielberg’s idea.

Hi, D.C. Girl
I totally agree!!! His co-star feels admiration for his talent. Daniel has a natural awesome talent, but the question is whether he can use it or not. I think he has succeeded by virtue of his constant efforts. I can’t help admiring it!

Hi Fio thanks for all the great articles. I really enjoyed the one about Q.S. I agree that it’s not as great as CR, but if you really follow the story line and have watched previous Bonds you know how big the change is.

Hi Fio! and Erica and DF and DC girl. yes, thank you for all the great linkys!
Tom Jones, I mean, Jon is so gracious to his fans and concerned about getting the work done to the best of his ability…seems like a perfectionist–a good trait for a director!!!! Can’t wait! And yes, Guinness, Olivia can travel the world with those bags under her eyes!!!! LOL, and tomorrow is “hump-day”…its all down hill from then…have a great week–you deserve it considering all the nursing, the cleaning, the dishes, the laundry,the taxi driving to and from schools, the grocery shopping, the icky champagne you have been doing—damn gurl, go see Harry with your 9 year old–she will love it!! (Dan can still sit and fraternize with you!). You should also come up with a caption of when he instantly sits up and he is all dirty and those eyes look piercing….and those chaps….wow, would i have loved to be an extra sitting behind him….i would be staring and imagining how those would fit in my, um, yeah. I am sounding like you Guinness!! wow.

anyway, keep posting my dears….love to see the trailer over and over…love his chaps…and does he “keep” his accent for the movie? sounded like he has a little…damn that’s a hot man.

Hi Guinness! anyone else still here?

to Daniel Fan

thanks for the link – had a carp day, oh carp, carp, carp – I really enjoyed Favreau talking about the trailer.

to Fio

thanks for all that digging, keep digging girl! :)

“With The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo also arriving next year, Craig is on the cusp of becoming a bona fide A-lister and removing the shackles of the Bond franchise”

Can’t wait to see more of Dan – roll on 2011, and I roll in the…I mean, aaargh, rolling with Dan, rolling and riding…can’t stop now…ugh!
Surry, not my blog…

“Hey, Daniel Craig looks good in a Western”

Not just in a Western, and best nekkid *grin*

to Fio

“Guinness, what do you think?”

I think…hey Freezy, leave Curious…Freezy hold on…Freezy…what…argh…what are you…my champaigne…Freezy…Freezy!!!
Must go and chase cats!
~G (or do I sound like ~M?)

Daniel is Hot @ 11/23/2010 at 11:40 pm

“Hi, DiH
Hope you’ll get better soon. Surely you will get well soon when Daniel arrives at Toronto :)”
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Thanks Fio. I would feel better if I lived in Toronto (I live in the West) but I am happy to know that DC will be back in Canada. This will be our time to find our what happens between DC and RW. Great article about QoS. I too liked CR better but QoS did not deserve all the negitive comments.

Fio, I agree about the review of QOS. The first time I saw the movie in the theatre I was a bit underwhelmed after Casino Royale. However,when I brought it home to watch with my husband who is quite the fiilm buff, he said he liked it alot as did I after a second viewing. He even prefered it to CR which he liked. Maybe that’s understandable being that it had less romance and more revenge based action – very testosterone driven if you will…
Anyway It was a well writ review and sums it up nicely. Thanks for sharing And I agree about what he says about the car chase in the movie Ronin. Side note – Ronin also had an amazing soundtrack.

And hello to Mendel, Guinness, DiH and Daniel fan. Off to bed as I need a good nights rest to gear up for cooking massive meal for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Vote! C&A trailer is keeping ‘pole position’ now! :)

MOVIE POLL: What movie trailer released this week was your favorite?

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=34812

Gosh! Mendel, Guinness! Are you trying to be funny? lol Well, You are good at imitating the words of another person! Wow.

“I mean, aaargh, rolling with Dan, rolling and riding…can’t stop now…ugh!”

LOL

His motion is more strenuous than Rodeo-boy! To control him, you have to float your waist so keep being in a half sitting posture!!

“I think…hey Freezy, leave Curious…Freezy hold on…Freezy…what…argh…what are you…my champaigne…Freezy…Freezy!!!”

Alright. Freezy must be more sexy than him if you recommended Freezy as Roland :)

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y45/Christopher4myspace/Cowboy%20Cats/Heard_It_In_A_Love_Song/CowboyCatReading-1.jpg

Daniel is Hot @ 11/24/2010 at 11:34 am

Lainey is being very careful isn’t she? As she said we will have to wait and see. But they will be in Toronto soon, so I guess we won’t have to wait too long.

Hi you two! Ah, yes…you are correct DIH–as soon as they are together they would get papped. Wierd that the paps in USA didn’t know about it or pap it. Really wierd. Maybe they hooked up, then decided to cool and just do text/phone until they could meet again… or maybe they just hooked up, then didn’t. And they KNEW they will see each other agian for the premeieres and such. or maybe it is just a pack of lies and he IS gonna call me!

Fio—YOU are a cheeky girl. It is more difficult than i thought to impersonate and it is kinda scary to have oneself reflected back at you from Mendel–that was enlightening. I am not sure I will do it again!! Mendel’s was hysterical. I do sound like an old alcoholic **** with some sexxxxually deprived tendencies!!! hhhmmm–it is a very interesting psychological experiment–would you like to join us Fio?

I think Harry’s movie will do fine without us voting for him–i would choose C&A definitely for the trailer of the week. AND–to play Roland–my first pick is always Dan, but damn–my first cowboy was Poncho and Cisco in black in white(ohhh Cisco! Ohhh Poncho!!), and my second cowboy was Clint (is he gonna be ok in the heat?). My hunny picked Hugh first, then Tommy Lee… Hugh Laurie will always be in tights and a British wig to us–Black Adder Prince George…not a doctor or cowboy!!

4 day holiday!! yey. and i am taking my 9 year old to watch Harry friday!!! yay! check back later everyone! happy hump-me day. ~G

LOL
I love his barrel.

Ray Winstone wants to play James Bond

http://www.bloginity.com/blog/2010/11/24/ray-winstone-wants-to-play-james-bond/

Ray Winstone wants to play James Bond.

The British actor – best known for his roles in ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ and ‘The Departed’ – believes he would make a “great” Bond but worries he could not compete with the physical standards set by current 007 Daniel Craig.

He said: “I think Bond will be back soon. I’d make a great Bond wouldn’t I! You know, he’s a Londoner, he’s a killer and a lover! I’m a killer lover!

“Mind you Daniel’s alright in the Speedos, he’s got the eight-pack hasn’t he? I’ve got the barrel.”

The 53-year-old star claims working with legendary director Martin Scorsese on ‘The Departed’ was a personal career highlight because of the talent involved.

He told Christian O’Connell’s Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ: “If you’re a footballer that would be like playing at Wembley, if you’re a boxer it’s like playing at Madison Square Gardens – it’s your Cup Final. It was for me – surrounded by that talent – Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese.”

Hi, erica

Exactly. His Bond was markedly new and radical change, but some people are resistant to any change. Doh!

Hi, D.C. Girl

Yeah, Bond thirsted for revenge, and became wild for revenge.
Desperate Bond often went too far. He was unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy, but resolute in the face of pain and danger or adversity. And that’s why I love the last deeply meaningful significant scene.

Hi, DiH

“But they will be in Toronto soon, so I guess we won’t have to wait too long.”

Yeah, you’re right. As you know, Lainey lives in Toronto, so she will see something ;)

Hi, Guinness

“would you like to join us Fio? ”

Aww I can’t shake off your seduction. lol

to Fio

“Gosh! Mendel, Guinness! Are you trying to be funny? lol ”

We were *grin* well, trying to!

“Well, You are good at imitating the words of another person! Wow.”

I was scared of how well Guinness knows me!!!

And I love your Cowboy Cat! Guinness, can Freezy beat that???

Why do people always use the words ‘ride’ and ‘Dan’ in one sentence;) This is from the Lainey article:

“Both are rather private, especially Craig, and he may have chosen to simply ride out the rumours, true or not.”

Maybe he really does…ride…*grin* out the rumours!

Hi Guinness

“It is more difficult than i thought to impersonate and it is kinda scary to have oneself reflected back at you from Mendel–that was enlightening.”

It certainly was. You had me nailed with that first sentence – when I read the post, I thought for a split second that I had just posted and didn’t know how that had happened!

“I am not sure I will do it again!! Mendel’s was hysterical. I do sound like an old alcoholic **** with some sexxxxually deprived tendencies!!!

LOL!

“i am taking my 9 year old to watch Harry friday!!!”

Brilliant! Enjoy the film!!!

“happy hump-me day. ~G”

HAHAHAHAHA! Wishing you a very good hump…yeah!

Hi! I am tired. Tomorrow I will show my girls the pic of the cat-cowboy Fio and yes, Freezy will be one rrrrrandy mate!!! (we have a 4 day holiday yeee haw-can’t travel-hubbby still convolescing and really can’t walk or do much of anything from down there—-HOLY CARP-CRAP–’my” Dan now has the same scar on his abdomen as DC does!!! freeeeky) Jeezzus–who are the people that come up with those ideas…oh, wait–that would be me..omygash!

Hi Fio! Mr. W from your post….his barrel has nothing compared to Dan!!! JHC—i thought everyone has seen the tub scene!! or just look at the C&A trailer—his “barrel” has become true-to-form!! *fainted*

ok, i am ok. the girth of hss barrel has me fai nting… ahh.. keep digging Fio–i may help you dig for news tomorrow if i get a break from cooking thxgiving dinner…*yeah right*

And Mendel–the first sentence was all I thought i got you on…you hit my mind much better. yikes!! I am afraid of what Fio would do to my “character” if she ever gets the notion!! (you were kind!!!) And yes, i would visualize him Riding out the rumors…with me….on happy hump day…because my cowboy is on “sick leave” and all this talkin of Dan riding and –booo hoooo!!

I am so looking forward to Harry on friday!! yey! thank you. did the dvd of the hornets nest release date come out? guess i could check-dah.

~talk tomorrow…have a dreamy dan night. i will.

Daniel is Hot @ 11/24/2010 at 11:34 pm

Guinness, I must be tired but I did not understand a word you said except for Dan, Freezy, Harry and hornets nets. Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating it!

Red Light Special :) @ 11/25/2010 at 2:42 am

They performed to 2 Bond songs and won Yeahhhhhhhh!
Canada’s Battle of the Blades
I love the look of love perfomance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnCaXMSegts&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWl47OkisCA&feature=related

wisecomments @ 11/25/2010 at 9:01 am

http://www.hotmommagossip.com/2010/11/15/daniel-craig-and-fiance-satsuki-mitchell-split-is-rachel-wiesz-waiting-in-the-wings/
To all the split theorists:
All of you must be very naive to think everytime Daniel and Sats step out they are photographed. How many times do they go somewhere together in the past and haven’t been?
They go out, they go to lunch, dinners, they go to friends’/relatives’ places, they go to airports, they go places in general.The paps don’t get them all the time. For example, Daniel was in London this weekend. Was he papped? No.The times they aren’t papped outweigh enormously the times they are. So they’re not seen together in a picture since the Met Ball in May.
When Daniel goes to Toronto to re-shoot in December with Rachel and if they are ‘together’, you think they will show us then anyway? No but great PR for a move.

One thing for sure, Satsuki will be there in full glory proving everyone wrong.

Manliest Man Film Ever

http://markcan0001.journalspace.com/2010/11/25/manliest-man-film-ever/

Right chaps, this film is was made for you. Yes all of manly-kind. Cowboys & Aliens is more manly than having a stick specifically for stirring paint. A ****-shaped stick. With tits on.

Forget the stupid name, we know it’s crap, like they’ve mashed two genres together and hoped that someone else would have a good idea. But look, it’s got James Bond and Indiana Jones in it! Would you like to tell them you don’t like their films?

They’re really tough and they’ll beat you up with whips and special devices to cause you absolute agonising man pain. Thought not.

Every man needs to see this film. It’s got Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in it, which can only be a festival of moody looking off into the middle distance followed by outrageous stunts and intense violence. It’s directed by John Favreau [I read that as 'John Fashanu' which would be a very different film - Ed.], the guy that did Iron Man. Yeah. Tony Stark made you feel inadequate too didn’t he?

You need to man up. Watch this film and maybe you’ll learn something.

The trailer doesn’t give much away, but we are expecting a mysterious start in a dusty Western setting which would make Ol’ Clint feel at home. Then someone starts pouring testosterone on the script and Craig gets all punchy, then arrested, then all moody and tries to outscowl Indy.

And then stuff starts blowing up.

Because spaceships arrive.

Yes, we know how that sounds. Rubbish. But have a look at the trailer, it’s awesome. They don’t go overboard with the aliens, the fight scenes are all the more brutal for their realism and Craig’s bracelet/WMD becomes all the more awesome with it’s increasing weirdness.

Ford and Craig’s blossoming friendship is not an on-screen reacharound like most ‘buddy movies’, there’s some woman involved but she’s neither token tart or drippy damsel. She’s a manly woman. Or something.

Summer 2011 can’t come around quickly enough. This could be the perfect cocktail of movie genres, intense action, old school tough guy acting and flatout coolness. It’s got the classic “man with no friends/name/past/morals” western storyline and adds in the “blowing stuff up is really cool” element of sci-fi and action.

This film is going to become a right of passage for future males. Along with the first shave, passing the driving test and losing the V plates, Cowboys and Aliens will become one of those moments that make us dewy eyed as old men.

Turkey Dinner: Shaken, Not Stirred – CASINO ROYALE (2006)

http://the-smoking-pen.blogspot.com/2010/11/turkey-dinner-shaken-not-stirred.html

Ah, Thanksgiving. To most, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, to enjoy the company of family, and wear elastic waistband pants. To me, Thanksgiving means one thing: the James Bond marathon on Spike TV (which has been switched to the Syfy channel this year because Spike decided Gangland was a better way to celebrate Thanksgiving? Spike. C’mon). How this became an annual “thing” I’m not sure, I really don’t know what British spies have to do with the most American tradition to date. Nonetheless, I find that every year my attempt to kick back and enjoy an epic 007 marathon is thwarted by the people who want to sit across from me and eat a giant turkey. Well. In attempt to get my Bond fix in DESPITE this alleged holiday called Thanksgiving, I decided to do a movie review of Casino Royale. Why Casino Royale? You might ask. It’s recent, it’s controversial, and it happens to be one of my favorite Bond movies. Groan. How unloyal of me to enjoy a Bond film that didn’t have the God of all Bond, Sean Connery, in it, right? Well, I will not disagree with you there. Sean Connery is THE James Bond. However, I think the last two Bond movies have something very interesting going on in them that really switches up the entire franchise as we know it.
We’ve seen it happening to other movies. Batman Begins (2005) is a great example. Do we remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger was Mr. Freeze, and not in the cool Terminator way, but in the Campy McCampster way? Or Adam West, the most hilarious and most schizophrenic Batman yet? Christopher Nolan took a sudden and extremely dark and serious turn with Patrick Bateman’s heavy growl and angsty forehead. Tis the season for dark and angsty, and 007 picked it up right away. Despite the range of opinions on Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond, one thing is for certain: he definitely changed the face of 007 from here on out, and it’s not because of the blonde hair. Casino Royale is dark, grimy, and deadly. Gone are the cartoonish (though classic) villains like Jaws and the near superhero Bond who drove invisible ice cars (good f***ing riddance). Instead, we have a Bond who’s actually human. The opening ten minutes literally demolish every Bond that’s come before. Bond is sloppy, Bond has origins, Bond is devilishly clever instead of all out muscle. And it’s like falling back in love after 20 years of marriage.
Granted, I’m extraordinarily biased. I could see Daniel Craig as Bond the second he was cast, thanks to Layer Cake. I know there are a lot of people who have multiple problems with him, some of which I can’t disagree with. Yes, I did miss the constant witty quips of the previous Bond movies, though they did make a real effort to toss them in there now and then. And yes, maybe Craig has a hard time smiling and therefore smirking arrogantly, which no Bond can be without. Nonetheless, I stand by him and hope to see him in many more Bond films to come. Also, Craig has voted for a gay Bond scene. I would literally die happy. Possibly in my theater seat.
Craig aside, the movie had a lot of great perks. Case in point, Vesper Lynd, played by the extraordinarily gorgeous Eva Green. She was a classic Bond Girl–sexy, sexy, and sexy. She also happened to be extremely clever and a nice counterpoint to Bond–both with her humanity and her willingness to constantly challenge him. Speaking of “origin” stories, it was nice to see a sort of…pre-Bond Bond. A Bond who developed trust issues with women thanks to a certain Vesper Lynd. Sure, he has a heavy petting session with Caterina Murino, but who wouldn’t? Bond has a heart, to the point where he almost gets married. And not in the awkward On Her Majesty’s Secret Service way. In a way that we go “Ahhh…now we understand where the womanizer comes from.”
For some noteworthy moments, we got Jeffery Wright as Felix Leiter, which was a great choice. He’s gruff, but has a great brotherly chemistry with 007. And Judi Dench, of course, returned as M. I hope that woman never leaves–there is really no other M. for me. Who doesn’t love Bond bleeding some Mommy issues? Lastly, Le Chiffre. Overall, he’s not so intimidating. He’s clearly just a man who got himself in a bad spot and is currently paying hell for it. However, he does bleed blood, and that’s f***ing great. It’s a little nod to the comic book style Bond of simpler times.
Lastly, some great moments. The card game was riveting, which is extraordinarily hard to do when it’s…you know. A long card game in the middle of an action film. Also, the torture scene was great. Again. Never before has Bond had his masculinity so…well. Beaten. But he took it like a sport. I had the joy of seeing this scene with my grandmother. I’m pretty sure I traumatized her for the rest of her days.
I could go on. Bond has a very special place in my heart and there’s little I love more than ranting about it. However, I will just leave with a bit of advice for the next movies: Please, God, PLEASE give me Miss Moneypenny and Q back!!! You can reinvent Bond all you want, but they’re classics. And Judi Dench, never die. That is all.

second that @ 11/25/2010 at 11:39 am

wisecomments @ 11/25/2010 at 9:01 am
or Gina.

Daniel and Satsuki are no longer together and have not been for months. Everyone calls her the former GF. he obviously has moved on; some say to Rachel. now, it is possible, i will give you this, that daniel could decide to go back to Satsuki at some point. but for now they are over.

hahah! Everyone? You and your siblings? You know nothing, we’re sitting in the same boat. You can give me nothing.
‘but for now they are over’, who are you to say that? stinky blabber..

Daniel Fan @ 11/25/2010 at 5:06 pm

Ok I know we can all speculate about what’s going on between Satsuki and Daniel until we are blue in our faces because we simply do not know anything. But have they ever NOT been photographed together for this long before? And aren’t they usually very good at “making a statement without making a statement”. You know whenever there are rumours about them splitting our that they’ve had a fight or something, it hasn’t been long before they were papped walking together, holding hands and sometimes even smiling at each other :O
Just sayin’…….

Hi DF and DIH, and Fio…
I agree with your statements DIH and DF…to DIH: I just read what I posted last night and I do apologize because it was incomprehensible–I have been under a lot of strain, pain, and stress lately!!! thank you for still being my friend under those cirumstances…. I would feel better if I could have some of your hairspray flavored drinks with you and the gang!!!

Fio–thx for the Bond Thanksgiving article!! I forgot about the marathons!! Yes! It was written well—and i loved he watched the scene with his grandmother!! I cringed and skipped scenes in the GWTDT watching with my MOM!!! (the sexxxy scenes too-not just the bad icky scenes). AHHH–good trivia I just thought of!! Which actor played Bond when he DID marry and she died? I can see them driving in a car, but can’t remember who played Bond….ahhhhh.

And the manly movie of Aliens and Cowboys? Too bad they dont have French Maids, a reallly hot tart(wow–he crushed Olivia’s hotness rating), monkeys(men love monkeys), a car chase, and some good ‘ole drunken bar-boob room- crashing scene, then they REALLY would be walking out a man after watching that movie!! goofy boyz!! thx fio.

oh, DF– Imma gonna agree with your post…the two always got papped after some huge controversy came out with them not being with each other….so, it has been a while. And her country (here) has this big holiday and I thought if anything , he can see the Macy Day parade from his loft room. The separation can still be a 50/50 chance of being true.

Hi Mendel. I would have bought my tix online for Harry if I could—-we are freaking out! can;t wait!

Dan's Fan City @ 11/25/2010 at 8:50 pm

Q: “Which actor played Bond when he DID marry and she died?”

A: George Lazenby

Your welcome.

Dan's Fan City @ 11/25/2010 at 9:15 pm

My glib remark makes me look like a dumba*s! lol

correction: You’re welcome!

;)

Hi tired Guinness

tired too, and cold. It’s freezing here. Not Freezy, frrreezing! DtM might already have moved into a snow house…

“i would visualize him Riding out the rumors…with me….on happy hump day…”

LOL!

Riding would keep us warm here…and a certain soon-to-be Peer talked about the middle classes not breeding enough – now is our chance to keep warm in this cold spell!

“did the dvd of the hornets nest release date come out”

The film is coming to our cinemas next week! I’m going to see it even if I still haven’t seen the first one!

to Daniel Fan

Oh, thanks for a great dose of Daniel Fixation!

to Fio

“Manliest Man Film Ever”

Love it! :)
So manly!
Manly Dan!

to Daniel Fan

“But have they ever NOT been photographed together for this long before?”

No. Like you said, a smiley pap shot of them usually crops up sooner or later…

to Guinness

“Hi Mendel. I would have bought my tix online for Harry if I could—-we are freaking out!”

Have a brilliant time! You deserve it, girl!!!

Love the caption and the info about the play. Wow.

Must get some sleep. Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble!

He’s in Toronto now!

second that @ 11/26/2010 at 2:10 am

Toronto @ 11/26/2010 at 12:31 am
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cool!! any photos of him there. and is he alone??

how do you know?

Hi, Mendel
“and cold. It’s freezing here.”

I returned my home yesterday. OMG, bloody cold!!!

“Why do people always use the words ‘ride’ and ‘Dan’ in one sentence;) This is from the Lainey article: “Both are rather private, especially Craig, and he may have chosen to simply ride out the rumours, true or not.” Maybe he really does…ride…*grin* out the rumours!”

Hit the bull’s eye! lol
We always have a fancy and particular liking and desire for Daniel.
IMO ‘Daniel’ and ‘ride’ are very ideal combinations! Like the name of Einstein is closely associated with the theory of relativity. Now people associate violent demonstrations with education :(

Hi, DF
Thanks for the QOS/melt a stone pics. Look at the second pic from the right! Waayyyy too cute! Aww my resistance is ‘melted’ under his smile :)

“And aren’t they usually very good at “making a statement without making a statement”.”

I like your phrase…making a statement without making a statement.
Yeah, for circumstantial evidence, that’s plenty. But we must respect the presumption of innocence :)

Rachel needs a sensible decision

http://hothollywoodinfo.blogspot.com/2010/11/rachel-needs-sensible-decision.html

Exclusive Details on the Split Between Rachel Weisz and Darren Aronofsky

http://www.celebritysentry.com/post/exclusive-details-on-the-split-between-rachel-weisz-and-darren-aronofsky/

Bond. James Bond.

http://devinettehasopinions.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/bond-james-bond/

Happy Thanksgiving, America. If you would like to take some time away from football and gluttony, I’d like to talk to you about another Thanksgiving weekend tradition: James Bond movie marathons.

Thanks to cable television, I have seen every official James Bond movie ever made. I’m not an expert by any means, but since when does not being an expert on something mean one can’t enjoy it?

In honor of my beloved Thanksgiving tradition of Bond mania, I’d like to give you my picks for the Top 3 best films in the James Bond franchise.

3. Casino Royale (2006)

Okay, I might get some **** for this, but I love this movie. I hated Quantum of Solace, though. I was really disappointed that the continuation of the storyline from Casino Royale turned out to be such a piece of crap. Regardless, this film features another reboot in the Bond franchise. Instead of Commies, Bond is now fighting terrorists! And he does it by playing poker! Amazing.

•Daniel Craig is awesome. And not just because he can rock a speedo like no straight man ever has before or since.
I admit, I was highly skeptical of the casting decision when I found out some Aryan man had been cast. My mind was changed before the opening credits rolled. Craig plays Bond true to the novels. He is cold and calculating, the complete opposite of Connery’s Bond. However, he pulls it off very well. And, oh man, just look at that bulge. I think I just fainted a little.

•The first scene in the movie shows us how James Bond earns his license to kill. It is shot in black and white and it ropes you in to the movie immediately. From there, we see an unexperienced Bond who has to learn the tricks of being a Double-0 Agent and the responsibility it brings.

•Holy ****, Eva Green is bangin’! I am a straight woman and I am very, very sure about that, but I would hook up with Vespyr Lynd. Who wouldn’t? She’s smart, she’s sexy, she’s classy as hell and oh my God why wasn’t I blessed with a rack like hers?

•The World Series of Poker has nothing on this movie. Nothing.

•It took me awhile to get used to the theme song (You Know My Name by Chris Cornell), but the opening credit sequence is gorgeous. Those graphics are sexy. I love the entire concept of it.

So there you have my [late] Thanksgiving Day post. I meant to put it up this morning, but WordPress decided to be terrible at life and delete everything instead of saving it as a draft like I asked it to. And then there was food and pie. I love pie… for realz. Have a great weekend, everyone.

@to 208:

There have been sightings of him but no photos. He was with a male friend, bodyguard perhaps?

to Toronto @ 11/26/2010 at 5:40 pm

how do you know that there have been sighting? No tweets or blog entries anywhere!

Hi! The movie was NONSTOP awesome. I covered my 9yr olds’ eyes when i knew it was intense…the first scene was intense ffs! Ron was the best. And my cougarness goes for Harry! but my womenliness goes for DANNNN!!! there was NOT a C&A trailer. wow was i disappointed… i like the guy in the green hornet though–i will probly rent that one.

Dan on a plane again? A plane? Againe? the Rain in Maine stays mainly in the mou-tains!
whoa, sorry, he ain’t doin no ‘enry ‘iggins!!!

um, does he have to get all his body cavities and batteries checked everytime he gets to flyin? yikes. good thing he isn’t gonna have any more babies! And if i were manning the x-ray machine? hey–did you know yhou can stand behind the person with the x-ray machine and watch everything that comes up on that? Like the peoples’ bodies that just went thru? (we dropped hubby off and was watching him go every step until we couldn’t see him anymore and we got a good look at the monitor) not that I was doing that….i felt like a peeper and dint’ do it after i figured out that it was that easy to look! jhc!!!

anyway, i wonder if you can get a limit on how many x-rays you can have in one week….really now.

so, ok, DIH–is the Dan Van out front at your place? or the “Snow Cat”…we had some ground cover today…

Hi Mendel-be safe, it takes only a second. or a centimeter….

oops-forgot. Thank you Fio!! I remember being home all day watching those hunky men…(and then the star wars marathons the next day….we had to drink everytime one of them said “fully operational” as in, the “death star”). anyway, on the Bond ones we had to drink everytime someone died, and shots when the name “Bond” was said.

cheers Fio.

yes, my life has improved and I have grown up…….. some may say.

If a man really loves someone, REALLY LOVED someone, then he would never let these rumors stand,. period.
The action is the truth.

However, Tiger……………….Nobody can control the rumor.

Do not know if he is still with the G/F but if he is he will make sure a pic appears soon. They have been together just over 6 years. Some marraiges do not last that long. Maybe she has got fed up with waiting, maybe she wants children. But considering he has just taken the step of wearing a ring it would be a huge turn around. Lainey obviously knows something but is not saying. Leads me to believe they are just having one of their breaks. But if I have the dates right and I’m sure someone out there will correct me, his daughter has just celebrated her 18th birthday and you would have thought that the G/F would not want to miss that one

are you 200 yourself?
was it meant “to 200″? Gina?

no I’m not Gina. Do not assume because someone does not agree with your point of view that they are automatically Gina. If you read the post and go back over a year you will see I have posted on and off

yap, the same was with noomi, until she was really gone. seriously, there are enough trolls for everyone, it can’t be just one person.

is 200 your handle(name)?
on this thread, 200 is second that.

Hi, Guinness
“there was NOT a C&A trailer.”
Ugh, that’s too bad…It seems to depend on luck whether you can see the trailer of C&A. The blogger saw the trailer in Canada.
http://elengrey.com/archives/5239
So the trailer comes to be seen in my place as well :)
Jon Favreau: The trailer will be on a different film internationally. I will keep you informed. RT @danielkstanedam: Is the trailer only in US?
4:55 AM Nov 22nd via Echofon
“I remember being home all day watching those hunky men…”
There is the man making fun of the hunky men…Craig Ferguson!!!!! lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cviDwAC90b0

Cowboys & Aliens

http://willitsuck.wordpress.com/2010/11/27/cowboys-and-aliens/

Hollywood is in love with alien invasion movies lately. Skyline premiered earlier this month, and the trailer for Battle: Los Angeles is now previewing in theaters. It seems like there’s a veritable invasion movie renaissance happening right now. However, what those two movies have in common – hostile aliens invading modern-day L.A. – is probably the biggest thing that sets it apart from next summer’s big close encounter flick, Cowboys & Aliens, as the name so clearly gives away, these aliens make their run at earth’s domination in the wild, wild west. With a premise that has B-movie written all over it, this Steve Spielberg-produced, Jon Favreau-directed film looks to be an A-list blockbuster of the first kind.

The trailer opens up with Daniel Craig awaking alone in the desert with no memory, and a strange other-worldly metal bracelet on his left wrist. He proves to be a wanted man, and lawmaker Harrison Ford wants the rights to him after he’s captured by a local posse. All standard practices in any western, oh, but then I forgot about the alien attack. Spaceships come down and start tearing up the frontier town, and you can officially kiss your traditional western goodbye. Ford and Craig team up, Olivia Wilde plays the beautiful girl, and that bracelet on James Bond’s wrist proves to be the only weapon that can stop the unfriendly visitors. So far, so good.

How this movie has kept such a low profile while in production is beyond me, but from this first look, it looks to be a lot of fun. It’s great to see Daniel Craig team up with Harrison Ford who, aside from the phenomenally disappointing return to the Indiana Jones universe with Crystal Skull, hasn’t been in a legitimate action movie in years. It is going to be incredibly fun to see Ford in a serious action role again, for despite its silly premise and steampunk cues, Cowboys & Aliens takes on a more serious tone. With a feel of the recent War of the Worlds remake (the sights and sounds are very reminiscent), we’re in for a thriller of an alien movie, with one hell of a twist.

The people you can thank for that tone is Worlds director Spielberg, and Favreau, who after proving he can bring box office gold with Iron Man, has gotten quite the clout as big-time director in Hollywood. It’s clear that as producer, Spielberg’s got his fingerprints all over this, and he’s got quite the track record with alien films, with Worlds and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But let’s not forget who was responsible for that completely misguided fourth Indian Jones film, and despite Favreau’s recent success, unfortunately we remember the last time he visited space with 2005’s Zathura. Both director’s have hits and misses when it comes to science fiction, but with Spielberg they’ve proved rare, and hopefully Favreau can continue to ride this high.

So, will it suck?

No. And I say that as objectively as I can. Yes, I love Steven Spielberg; yes, I’m a huge fan of both Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig; yes, I’m in love with Olivia Wilde, and I’ve been rooting for Favreau since Swingers came out in the 90’s. But viewing this trailer, you’ve got two things going on – you’ve got the Old West-meets-aliens thing going on, and you’ve got a smirk-free, straight-faced take on it. How easy would it have been to be tongue-in-cheek with this one? I mean, remember what happened with Wild Wild West? We praise the person who proposed this movie, and after studio execs had a good chuckle, said “No, I’m serious.” Aside from the great casting choices, the thing that’s making this movie work for me is that fact that Favreau and Spielberg are taking a good idea seriously, no matter how ridiculous the concept may be.

No new pix? Everybody was like, when he’s in Canada we will know what’s going on. Nope. Where is Rachel, where is dan?

Daniel Fan @ 11/27/2010 at 4:23 pm

Is he really in Canada? I thought he wasn’t going there until mid-December.
Here is a daily dose until we get new pictures:

http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/1700770111/daniel-with-friends?ref=nf

Rachel is still filming in London and Daniel will not be in Canada before the 6th December. At the moment he’s back in Schweden up in the North. It was mentioned on SVT24.

200 @ 11/27/2010 at 7:47 am 0
Do not know if he is still with the G/F but if he is he will make sure a pic appears soon. They have been together just over 6 years. Some marraiges do not last that long. Maybe she has got fed up with waiting, maybe she wants children. But considering he has just taken the step of wearing a ring it would be a huge turn around. Lainey obviously knows something but is not saying. Leads me to believe they are just having one of their breaks. But if I have the dates right and I’m sure someone out there will correct me, his daughter has just celebrated her 18th birthday and you would have thought that the G/F would not want to miss that one

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What ring? He wore it all for about a second and then it was gone. This relationship is over, it has been over for awhile, since April of 2010, that’s right April, they agreed to part ways back in then, He agreed to buy her a condo in New York. that was part of her settlement. Along with some cash, jewelry and art, the last time they were pictured together was May, 6months ago, I don’t know about you but that sounds like a permanent break. And if he was going to have pics taken with her, it would have happen when the gay rumors hit, right, nothing! There were all sorts of buzz that Daniel and Rachel are together, if this was not true he would not have allowed a friend contact the telegraph and state Daniel and his GF they were no longer together. I think you people are really pathetic , you all thought she was going to turn up in NM, nothing, then you were quite sure she was going to turn up in Sweden, again, nothing,. He has been photographed in several places alone. Like it or not that is his statement, and he is saying it LOUD AND CLEAR. WE ARE DONE.There was a blow up in July, they were trying to remain friends (or she was trying to remain friends) when he found out they she was behind some of the rumors that were floating around the internet, He finally had enough of her and her B U L L S H I T.

Dan's Fan City @ 11/27/2010 at 8:40 pm

@truth:

Thanks for the scoop ‘truth’!!! Hadn’t heard about the blow up in July!! But the rest of your timeline is right in line with what a few of us have been thinking all along!!! The cinderellas continue to hound us on this board when we say anything negative about the ex gf so just don’t bother anymore. Don’t they know there’s ANOTHER place they can go for that??

Great posts 231 and 232!! @ 11/27/2010 at 9:17 pm

@Dan’s Fan City:
It is about time the ‘real truth’ came out and in full view! Many Many Thanks to posters 231 and Dans Fan City. We knew this all along.
To poster 231, brilliant post! So can you tell us more about the July 2010 blow up? Something to do with rumors on the internet and who started them?

Dan's Fan City @ 11/27/2010 at 9:35 pm

Was the ex gf behind the gay rumors?

Great posts 231 and 232!! @ 11/27/2010 at 9:51 pm

@Dan’s Fan City:
Good question D’sF.C. I would like to know that too. All the Roosterfish gay rumors, and if the ex girlfriend was behind those, she was most definitely behind all of the marriage/engagement rumors too.

second that @ 11/28/2010 at 1:02 am

truth@ 11/27/2010 at 7:16 pm
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why thank you, western front, for your comments.

truth/western front, you’ve said some wild and crazy things; some of which were actually funny. now you’re claiming that the former GF was behind some of the rumors on the internet!! where is your proof?? wait let me guess, it comes from the supposed friend you have working at TMZ!

to 236 237 @ 11/28/2010 at 3:28 am

western front (?) or not, 231, 232, 233 are all correct.

And

Dan’s Fan City @ 11/27/2010 at 9:35 pm

Was the ex gf behind the gay rumors?
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Great question, I would like to know this too.

It’s a rule of thumb that when tabloids cite unnamed sources for a showbusiness “exclusive,” most people assume the story isn’t true. Fair enough. The fact is that many of the more disreputable tabloids simply make up their stories and add credibility by adding a quote from a fictional source. Other times, reporters have no choice but to quote unnamed sources because they are often fed the juiciest stories off the record. It is a frustrating fact of life for entertainment journalists that people won’t be quoted for controversial stories for fear of reprisals, blacklisting or being cut out of the loop

But there is no gf behind the gay rumour. Daniel really went to this gay club and the rest is made up.

Awesome Fan Art! Daniel looks really manly and has testosterone oozing from every muscles :) And love this comment! lol – Syncwinnipeg: Both Hairysun Ford & Daniel Craig are shown holding their BIG BELTS.

http://twitpic.com/38x2od

Hi, DF
Thanks for the vid/pic.
Great vid, but Sienna was NOT just a friend…lol And as for pic, I LOVE the suit which Daniel wore in the last scene of Layer Cake. His blue eyes looks very attractive in that blue shirt :)

to to sucks

Thanks for the info. And Naomi is promoting her movie now, so they must be very busy, huh? I guess the reshoot is the awkward situation if the movie crews are alive to the moods of Dan/Rachel. But they are a professional whose work is consistently of high quality…barring anything unforeseen everything should turn all right. Yeah, he always lands on his feet :)

“Daniel Craig and the Future of James Bond”

http://rushblogg.blogspot.com/2010/11/daniel-craig-and-future-of-james-bond.html

There has been a great deal of talk about how EON Productions will take the James Bond character in future movies. Many have also speculated on how Daniel Craig will approach the character – especially in the upcoming BOND 23. I have no idea how the Bond character will be treated in future movies, but I do a few things to say about Daniel Craig as Bond.

First of all, I do not believe that “CASINO ROYALE” and “QUANTUM OF SOLACE” were unique in being the only Bond films that seemed like a slightly realistic spy thriller. Before Craig’s two movies, there was “FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE”, “ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE”, “FOR YOUR EYES ONLY” and “THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS”. We also had movies like “THUNDERBALL” and “OCTOPUSSY” with plots that seemed very probable in the real world (nuclear threats in the name of extortion or/and political manipulation). And there was “LICENSE TO KILL” that was gritty, but seemed more like a revenge story than a spy thriller. But I do believe that “CASINO ROYALE” was one of the best movies in the franchise. I also believe that “QUANTUM OF SOLACE” was an exciting and gritty thriller, although not as well done as “CASINO ROYALE” In fact, I feel that both movies were well-written thrillers with complex and three-dimensional characters.

As for Daniel Craig, many have criticized his Bond for acting like a professional and experienced agent at the beginning of “CASINO ROYALE”, despite being a novice. I have to point out that in this version of “CASINO ROYALE”, Bond WAS NOT a novice spy at the beginning of the story. He already had experience as an intelligence operative for the Royal Navy and as an agent for MI-6. At the beginning of the movie, he had simply been promoted to the “00 Section”. He had already been serving with MI6 for some time.

Although I have enjoyed the performances of all six (or should I say eight?) actors who have portrayed Bond, Daniel Craig’s performance has appealed to me a lot stronger than the others. I am not saying that I believe that his Bond is the best. I simply prefer his Bond a lot stronger than I do the others. So far, Craig’s Bond has not been tinged by Connery’s lack of humanity, Lazenby’s inexperienced background, Moore’s cheeky humor, Dalton’s heavy angst factor or Brosnan’s mediocre scripts. This latest manifestation of Bond is a ruthless and athletic man with a sardonic sense of humor, a taste for good living, a penchant for taking chances and allowing his ego to go uncheck. But knowing EON Productions’ reputation for sometimes ******** up a good thing, who knows what will happen?

I have heard comments that Craig’s Bond had fully become the iconic figure of the last 44 or 45 years by the end of “CASINO ROYALE”. But others have pointed out that the character who had shot Mr. White at the end of the movie had become the same man who had chased Mollaka in Madagascar. I am more inclined to believe the latter. As his next film, “QUANTUM OF SOLACE” seemed to have attest, I believe that Bond’s character had slightly regressed, due to the heartache he had suffered over Vesper’s betrayal and death. Somewhat. After all, Bond did manage to bring down Mr. White without allowing his emotions, ego or trigger finger to get the best of him. He barely managed to keep his thirst for revenge in check. Although his refusal to face his feelings for Vesper formed a cloud over him. Hopefully, EON Productions will allow the audience to see Bond develop beyond the cold-blooded and brutal man that used women to avoid emotional attachments. I hope that by the time Craig shoots his last Bond film, his character will develop into a somewhat mature man who has learned to balance any emotional attachments he may have formed with the ruthless agent he has to be in order to do his job.

DF—do you have those colored shirts too? He does have some backround in color coodination I believe, :) Thank you for posting all those wonderful pics. And i love the “Dan-with-friends”-post…. I would love to do that for my funeral…with all my friends. wow. He looks so happy with all of them. I love his smile, so disarming. and charming.. and alluring…and sometimes decieving….it’s all in the eyes I guess.
Hi Fio: thx for the reading material. And it is crazy that C&A isn’t shown in all the theaters HP plays in….not fair!! I can’t wait to see that 2 story PFA in chaps!!!

Soooo–Dan and the cast are in the middle of Sweden’s beautiful winter landscape? Is it like Siberia? Well, he really has been in this kind of climate lots of times–that Russian vodka he got as a gift would do mighty fine I bet right now. You could always call me for a “guinness snuggly” too DAN!!!! (ohmygash, snuggling. all over body snuggle. Dan needs to keep warm!)
Hi Mendel!

Does hangin’ or being friends with geah guys/girls make you geah? No, it just increases your chances of employment, tolerance, friendship networking, intellegence, and party invites!!

Fio–awesome post again! Big belts for BIG GUNS!! Wow. I love how he leans one of his legs to the left or right…just pops his azz muscles to the left or right…ooooo he knows what he is doing–pow! I don’t think he ever looks bad to me, oh wait…I have to confess. I never told anyone this before…but i loathe the pic where he is holding the 2 from CR in his white shirt and it looks like he has a bib on. But that wasn’t his fault. I am tottally looking for Blomvkist garb….that is my fav outfits…and that leather from Layer cake. I think i want to watch that again.

babble babble surry.

Keep em coming Fio! Hi DF.I loooove that capture of him and Harrisssson. thx

Hi mendel–you waking up soon?

Wow, Daniel is in Northampton now?

http://twitter.com/dylanhartley_/status/8927341111676928

Anyone guess who this legend is? Happily got him tickets and handed over my shirt! http://yfrog.com/0gd6r0j
16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone

Hi, Guinness!

to 200, second that
wisecomments @ 11/25/2010 at 9:01 am
or Gina.
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haha. so that “or Gina” ? you would rather ask who posted as wisecomments than think it came from me.
but by the way I believe that Daniel dumped Satsuki so you dont need to convince me about it but you would convince “poster of wisecomments”.
What interests me is why actually Daniel dumped her or never married her and if other woman would be more successful than Satsuki.
Satsuki has been in relationship with Craig for 6 years+few months and was engaged to him after 4 years and last two years were funny for them.
i have to laugh when i remember at the video as he was running away from his “fresh fiancé Satsuki” in Panama 2008, how he ignored her in Ukraine or he ignored her look at him at the red carpet during Oscars, thats the most strong thing to see it how their interaction actually work. at MET Ball or as they walked through Manhattan they looked unhappy. but you can expect that they can reunion.

that pic was taken on Friday when Northhampton played against London Irish.
He’s back in Sweden, it was reported yesterday on Swedish TV. They said he will leave on 2nd December, he will go London and one week later to Toronto.

sorry, should spell Northampton of course:-)

interesting, Rachel is shooting in London..

to Gina/bianca @ 11/28/2010 at 2:24 pm

and if other woman would be more successful than Satsuki.
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What a banal question!
an unquestionable truthーRachel is Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

She is beautiful, and what is more, very talented.

bianca to 250 @ 11/28/2010 at 3:52 pm

and if other woman would be more successful than Satsuki.
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What a banal question!
an unquestionable truthーRachel is Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

She is beautiful, and what is more, very talented.
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You got it wrong.
I thought if other woman will be able to outsmart Satsuki in that point she will be the “succesfully Mrs Craig” and have baby with Daniel.
Everybody knows that Satsuki is the “good-for-nothing” hard working for years on certain thing: marriage.
as for Rachel Weisz, I give a damn sh.eet. about her, dont make a Goddess of her because she is not.
if she is something so its just looking like an ordinary, normal looking woman from Roseberry Street in London. I saw her Mummy and? nothing much special with her. by the way, i remember, she made a movie with her husband and both were disappointed when the movie lost, right?
Brigitte Bardot from France was more sexy in her young ages and there are many talented actress in Europe with that difference that they are away from Hollywood and away Oscar commitee. Maybe Rachel just knows the right way like Helen Hunt or Meryl Streep who are ones of excellent actresses but they admit they needed to sleep with directors and producers to get a chance in Hollywood. Rachel also mishmashed with important guys.

If Weisz is mishmashing with Craig so he got one woman with fantastic eyebrows that she combs like her hair.
http://www.celebritybabies.info/wp-content/uploads/Rachel_Weisz11-8-06.jpg

to bianca @ 11/28/2010 at 4:29 pm

but they admit they needed to sleep with directors and producers to get a chance in Hollywood. Rachel also mishmashed with important guys.
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Oh Gina, you should stop looking down on her.
It is stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition.

Daniel doesn’t f*u*c*k you, that’s very hurting for you …
And you don’t become a Bond Girl eihter, too bad.
It doesn’t make a difference whether he’s in bed wit Sats, Rachel, Kate or Sienna, he’s not in bed with you. No matter how bad you are wanting it and how bad you try to put any woman down who’ll be with HIM. Be sure, it won’t be you, NEVER!

don’t forget heike! pleeeeeeze!!!!!!!!! ;)

THx for the twitter info and the anon verification….so, James Bond was asking for someone else’s autograph?

How can we NOT love this guy. He is too good to be true. That is bluddy cool. He should buy a team. or at least send some uniforms to teams or something….or build a league in Haiti for something the kids can do….whtevr. i am taking a power nap with the kitties.

He did go to the gay club, that much is true,. but she may have been behind the rest of it, kising the guy in the parking lot. if you will recall, it started on the internet, by some guy in New York and then it blew up from there. someone did contact TMZ and stated that he was gay, right, well I have spoken with a number of people in the industry journalist, and some pr people. no one seem to know about him being gay. I was on a location shoot, and there were a couple of pr people there, they told me that Hugh Jackman was gay and his wife was his beard, when I asked about Daniel, they both said they had not heard that. I also spoke with a an openly gay producer for an entertainment show, when I told him about the rumors about Daniel , he was suprised to hear that, this guy is very active within the gay community, yet he did not know about this. apparently she( the EX) was behind the daily mail rumor that they had gotten married, well that pissed him off. make no mistake there were problems long before that. Things kept piling up, he just got fed up,

@to all:

Thanks 257, for setting the record straight. I always had a gut feeling that she was behind the Daily Mail marriage lie. i just cannot believe that she would risk everything with Daniel just to give herself a ‘married’ status and pretend to the world she was married! NOW let’s see,,,,’ if’ she is photo’ed again somewhere, lets see if she is wearing the rings or if she has the integrity (probably not) to take the rings off and stop trying to jerk everyone around and acting like an arrogant a*s..

She sure did go to a tremendous amount of work to set all of the marriage lies up . Good for Daniel that it all backfired in her face, and very badly too. I guess she has a lot of explaining to do to her friend and family. No wonder she is struggling to try to stay ‘friends’ with Daniel.
As another poster put it on another website, no wonder it is ‘Paramount to her to stay friends with him” , that is all she has and she pushed him too far and BLEW IT ! It was not enough for the arrogant beeeee-yatch that Daniel gave her everything he could afford to. Just like that Sarah larson chickie and Clooney. He dumped her butt too on the side of the road, just like Daniel did to the escort service.

second that @ 11/28/2010 at 9:58 pm

to all @ 11/28/2010 at 6:14 pm

yes, the former GF was hurt that the relationship ended, i get that. however, satsuki could have and should have accepted the ending with grace and dignity. if she had would not be “struggling” to remain friends with Daniel. if you are correct that it was her who put those rumors on the net then she has a serious problem. that kind of behavior is just plain childish.

to to Fio
Thanks for valuable info! Oh wow, young Daniel was a rugby player at Hoylake rugby club, huh? So I accessed ‘Guinness’ Premiership Rugby official site. Northampton Saints surely played against London Irish at home, and won! BTW is Daniel a Saints fan?
“he will leave on 2nd December, he will go London and one week later to Toronto.”
Hey Daniel, Liverpool FC will play against Aston Villa on Dec 2. Enjoy your free time! :)

Hi, Guinness
“Big belts for BIG GUNS!!”
Exactly, but Harrison’s belt is bigger than Daniel’s.
It’s wroooooooooong!!!
http://twitpic.com/38x2od/full

Hi Fio. I think the belt has nothing to do with the size or the ABILITY of the gunHANDLER…omygash, i think i am losing air…..

and i am now thinking of what position *oxygen, breathing is good* Dan played in Rugby—he definitely was and still is a TIGHT-END!!! um, does that mean he was at the game and wasn’t papped? Did he go hidden? Pictures always pop up….and they may have them at the “exclusively us-who-believe-Sats-is-still-in-the-running-for-Mrs-D.Craig” site. Imagine what they would do if she DID do something or say something against him? Must wipe out a full thread. But I believe she didn’t and won’t….at least for the “gag-order” is up.

ok. stupid stuff…back to reallll reaall life. Fio–have a good day. Mendel has eluded me this weekend…not answering calls, text msg’s i sent…I bet she had a friend visit!! (tell him to call me, and don’t be selfish to your friends–share Dan– I would! maybe….ah, no. :)
~G

to Guinness @ 11/29/2010 at 11:41 am

The pic of Daniel at the Saints match was posted here on JJ.

Daniel Fan @ 11/29/2010 at 12:01 pm

Yes it sure feels like Siberia here in Sweden right now. It’s a real winter wonderland.
I hope Daniel is safe and warm, if he isn’t then I could be his bed-warmer ;) I’m not electrical but he can turn me on any time he wants.
Note to self – Get a blue shirt or sweater. (yeah that really was my eyes in the picture)
It seems like his eyes have the ability to absorb color from what he’s wearing. In some pictures his eyes looks almost grey and in others they are so piercing blue that you have to catch your breath after looking at them.
Hmm how typical that they chose a picture where you can’t see his eyes today!
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/1726707791/daily-dose-of-daniel
Ah well as long as it’s Daniel :)

Daniel is Hot @ 11/29/2010 at 12:13 pm

“and don’t be selfish to your friends–share Dan– I would! maybe” Yeah Mendel, share Daniel. He is in your neck of the woods, so to speak. He must go back and forth from Sweden and London without being paped. I did see the picture of Daniel at the Saints match but don’t remember was it here or there??? Daniel definately has a tight end, as you say G. Thanks for all articles you find Fio. Good work. By the way G. I will share my hairspray drinks with you any time you want. Dan is coming to Toronto soon! Can’t wait! I know I sound like a kid (someone told me that once)

Daniel Fan @ 11/29/2010 at 12:16 pm

Isabella Wyniger Granlund
3 Dec. spelas millenium-triologin in pà min arbetsplats !!! Daniel Craig at Zürich airport.Nàgot att titta pà den dagen ;-))
för 19 timmar sedan
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Isabella Wyniger Granlund
December 3 the millennium trilogy is going to be shot at my place of work!!! Daniel Craig at Zürich airport. Something to look at that day ;-))
19 hours ago

that’s all over the net here in Swizerland. They will film the scenes with Lisbeth in Zurich, no Blomkvist involved. The Swiss newspaper and Online-agencis are saying he will most likely NOT be there.

Daniel Fan @ 11/29/2010 at 4:37 pm

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Set Visit: 10 Things To Get You Excited About the 2011 Blockbuster
http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/11/29/cowboys-and-aliens-preview/

so that Daniel does not sleep with me but with men??
ouh, you all say he is a gay and there are many plus for it… hmmm…
then I would like if he dated the woman with fantastci eyebrows than men.

Jon Favreau’s ‘Cowboys Aliens’ stirs writers’ war

HollywoodNews.com: The writers of Jon Favreau’s upcoming summer action film “Cowboys & Aliens” are having a shoot-out.

Turns out titan scribes Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lidelof are getting their names listed along with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg who authored the graphic novel.

However, the earlier writers on the project want their names listed. The Writers Guild only permits a limited number of names under the scribe credits and eight writers and writing teams have lent their ink to “Cowboys & Aliens” which isn’t unusual for a studio tentpole.

DreamWorks and Universal are double-teaming on the film and are unspooling it next summer.

The Hollywood Reporter had the headlines.

To some people, status is everything, I don’t know how she thought that no one would figure it out, that she was behind it.

@Fio:

Thanks for reposting this. If you like what you read, check us out at http://www.willitsuck.wordpress.com or “like” us on facebook for instant updates.

the GF was trying to force Daniel into marrying her and it back fired. someone should have told her that you can’t force another person to do something he/she does want.

Hi Guinness

“Mendel has eluded me this weekend…not answering calls, text msg’s i sent…I bet she had a friend visit!! (tell him to call me, and don’t be selfish to your friends–share Dan– I would! maybe….ah, no. :)”

*grin*

to Fio

“Big belts for BIG GUNS!!”
Exactly, but Harrison’s belt is bigger than Daniel’s.

Great pic, but of course, we need to do further research on Dan’s gun to make sure he gets the right belt size ;)

to Daniel Fan

“Yes it sure feels like Siberia here in Sweden right now.”

It feels like Siberia here, too! So cold!!! So wherever Dan is, here or in Sweden, he has to watch that he doesn’t freeze his…crown jewels off!

to DiH

“He is in your neck of the woods, so to speak. He must go back and forth from Sweden and London without being paped.”

I suspect he’s using a sleigh and huskies right now… ;)

“Dan is coming to Toronto soon! Can’t wait!”

Hrmph!

FishNChips @ 11/29/2010 at 10:46 pm

@Mendel:

Mendal…are you from Toronto as well?

I mostly agree with you. I have also talked to a lot of people: agents, PR, creative executives, producers. Nobody could say with confidence Daniel is gay. Many of them don’t know much about his personal life. A few of them told me he is straight. In contrast, all of them said Hugh is gay, there is no doubt about it. Not even one person said he is not. It is a known fact.

Recently, however, a few of them told me Daniel is bi. They don’t have real stories to back it up and often link him with Andy Cohen. When I ask about Satsuki they say she could well be a beard hired to cover up for him. They knew very little about her. Even though she is often introduced as a producer, she is not really a real HW producer with name recognition within the industry.

honey bee @ 11/30/2010 at 3:48 am

I’m bi. bi people don’t need a beard.

WOW WF’s new srory?
BTW, Westeren Front, how is your fellow who told to you that Daniel was gay?
He got the ax?
LOL

the GF was trying to force Daniel into marrying her and it back fired. someone should have told her that you can’t force another person to do something he/she does want.
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I agree with you.
Satsuki used wrong tactics how to get Daniel into her red-nailed clutches. So she is a good-for-nothing and now is not able to be at least a married woman at her 34 age. that is reality for her this time.
I personally think that marriage is not an important thing and when I see there are many divorced people so its better to think better about it. If Daniel and Satsuki are not harmonious gf and bf together so how would they be a husband wife? If a man decides to get marry his gf so for two things as one posters said beautifully: if he is in love or he loves. I would love to see Daniel at least once be happy and happily married and play with baby in a sand-pit or walking through Central Park in NY.
well, as some posters speculate about his orientation so
he would marry a man? where then is the Mr.Right for Daniel?
Aha, so he waits many years for appearing Mr.Righ, not for the green eyed lady? what a pity. So Ahoy all, have a nice day.

to bianca AKA Gina @ 11/30/2010 at 6:00 am

I bet Daniel marries the woman of your hated type..such as Rachel XD

@bianca: Looks like you are responding to your own posts, talk to yourself too?

Fish&chips–you are the only one i know that is from Toronto…DIH is from “somewhere” Canada(she will give you that if she wants, or check the halls of JJ). wow–so he is on the plane again….going thru the body check xray machines…hey! he could be a super hero soon with all those gamma rays. (still i wonder if anyone is above the checking at the airport if one travels as much as him)

thx for the onset visit post….did he get a ride from Harrison *settle down now* in his helicopter?? Maybe that is what he was waiting for in Sweden looking at the stars! For Harrison, and me & Mendel and the gang, to save him from a boring dinner party!!! (it is good to dream women!!!)

Hye Mendel! Who posted your bail?? Anyone interesting? yee haw! I gotta live thru your fun times!! Did you hear? I got to see Harry potter!! And Rhys looked mighty fine in his costume!! He is cute when he is all done up…and those lips touched Dan’s…that is all i could think about!!!! (not really, but it was funny to think about it!).

here is the pic of the day….only wish MY hand was on his gun dammmit. such a gentle, yet masculine touch…gawd he is smokin’!!!
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo129/iluvguinness/JonDanielHarrison-1.jpg

DF–thx & Hi! gotto go, but keep diggin..
.lets hope santa has some snow with the cold
…”itunes U”…. love that!!!

DF, thanks for the GREAT article. I found the similar article, but his personal opinion is interesting…
10 Amazing Things We Learned On The Set Of Cowboys & Aliens
http://io9.com/5701313/

Funny Sam Rockwell Interview!

Cowboys & Aliens Set Visit

http://www.superherohype.com/features/articles/110995-cowboys-a-aliens-set-visit

On August 19, 2010, a group of other online journalists and I visited the set of Cowboys & Aliens. At the time we visited, the cast and crew were shooting at a location called “Plaza Bianca” about an hour north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The property is owned by the Dar al-Islam Mosque and features a canyon of white rock carved over the centuries into a surreal landspace. It’s a location suitable for both cowboys and aliens and several productions have shot there in the past including City Slickers, Young Guns, Wyatt Earp, Earth 2, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, The Missing, and more.

As we arrived at the set, it at first looked like any other movie set. There were a fleet of trailers, caterers, vans, and dozens of people wandering around with walkie talkies. But as we drove down into the canyon to where the actual filming was taking place, it was very apparent we were on the set of a Western. We immediately saw real Apache Indians dressed in period appropriate attire. There were horses tied to trees and settlers who were dirty, beaten, and bloodied. There were also cowboys with pistols. As we walked around a corner, we saw a massive metallic looking block dubbed the “Alien Tower.” We saw the bottom 30 feet of it, but with the help of CG it would be transformed into an 85 foot tall ship that, when emerging from the ground, would be a 300 foot tall ship. Floating over the prop ship was a large orange balloon that served as an eyeline reference. Yes, this was the first big sign that this film was a true genre-mashup.

Shortly after arriving on the set, we were escorted to a tent where we were able to watch filming. But here’s the catch – they were filming the very end of the movie. Not only did we have the movie spoiled for us, but we were embargoed from even discussing what we saw being filmed. So I’m fairly limited as to what I can say. We were able to briefly say “Howdy” to a few cast members. We met Keith Carradine (Sheriff Taggart), Ana de la Reguera (Maria), Walton Goggins (Hunt), Paul Dano (Percy), Noah Ringer (Emmett), Brendan Wayne (Deputy Lyle and John Wayne’s grandson), and Sam Rockwell (Doc). While we were discouraged from doing formal interviews with the cast, we were able to briefly chat with the funny and talented Sam Rockwell.

Q: Did Jon start talking about this script on “Iron Man 2″ or was it just that you two had so much fun working together you wanted to do it again.
Sam Rockwell: Yeah, we just had a good time. And Bob and Alex have a great track record, obviously. And Daniel was a big part of the decision, I think. And the part sort of turned into something and Jon’s just – we had a great time on “Iron Man” so we really worked well together.

Q: How awesome is it working with Harrison Ford?
Rockwell:It’s great. He’s awesome. You know, he’s Indiana Jones.

Q: Yeah, right. [laughter] I heard.
Rockwell: Totally, yeah. He’s awesome.

Q: How did the experience differ, working with Jon on “Iron Man 2″ and then working on this movie? Is there a lot of improvisation?
Rockwell: Well, it’s a similar – we have a solid script but we improvise within that and we change stuff on the day, but the only obstacle here is obviously that we’re doing a period piece. So it’s not like you could just say anything, you know – you can’t just say, “Ah, Dude, that sucks.” [laughter] I mean, you can’t – you can’t do that because you’re in the Old West, you know.

We also briefly met Daniel Craig who plays Jake Lonergan. Two things were striking about him. The first was how much he looked like Steve McQueen. He looked very natural in the cowboy attire. The second striking thing about Craig was his blue eyes. Every heterosexual male journalist on the van later commented on their hypnotic power, a point that the females among us thought was quite amusing. Craig told us that he had to learn to ride a horse for this film and ended up being so taken by it that he planned to continue riding after the film stopped shooting. It was realizing a childhood fantasy to play a cowboy in a film in the actual West.

Then, of course, we ever so briefly met Harrison Ford. Now I’ll be honest, I’m a longtime Ford fan. I’m a major Han Solo and Indiana Jones geek. So it was a genuine treat to see him in person and in full cowboy attire. This was the first Western he’d done since The Frisco Kid in 1979, so when Ford walked up to where we were sitting, I jumped up and went over to shake his hand. As I was shaking his hand, he said, “So how does this work? We treat you nice and you write nice stuff about us?” Now what would you have said? Well, I did what any one of you would have done in the same position. My brain locked up, I said, “Uhhh…”, and that was it. And like you I later thought of a million other things I could have said but didn’t. Ford peeked in the tent, saw us chatting with Bob Orci, then departed. So that was my ‘Harrison Ford moment’ and I was happy for even that. I later asked Orci about what Harrison Ford thought of attending Comic-Con. Orci said they initially had to talk Ford into going, but once he got out on the stage and saw everyone’s warm reception, Ford was genuinely moved by it all. He and the rest of the cast were ultimately glad they went. As we watched Ford shoot scenes throughout the day, he joked with the cast and crew and even made some jokes on the side that I can’t mention due to spoilers. I hope they end up on a gag reel on the DVD. In an unusual move, Ford and Craig were there for all the shooting, even in scenes where you couldn’t see their faces. They repeated the scenes over and over even when they didn’t have a line of dialogue and they seemed to do so quite happily. We were told this was a great set with an energetic, positive cast and it was certainly apparent from what we saw.

Throughout the day we chatted with director Jon Favreau and producer Roberto ‘Bob’ Orci. But there was one group of cast members that remained strangely absent – the aliens. Even though we watched them shoot the very end moments of the movie, the look of the aliens was off limits. We did see a large alien body under a tarp at one point, but when asked about it later our chaperones denied its existence. The one look we did get was when Favreau brought out a clawed alien arm for us to ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over. If the arm alone is any indication, this will be a cool looking alien. Orci gave us a little more information over lunch in which he said they loosely based the aliens on the Babylonian legend of the “Annunaki.” According to legend, the Annunaki are an alien race with a distinct interest in gold.

As we were departing the set, we got to meet Dart the Dog who plays “Happy” in the movie. The energetic Border collie let us pet him. (Actors don’t usually let you do that on set visits either.) I had seen the dog earlier in the day chase down a lizard during the middle of a scene and eat it. So it was a cool dog. A crew person then came up to us and said, “I’m going to need everyone to move over. Harrison Ford’s coming and he’ll run you over!” We quickly moved to the side. Sure enough, Ford came zipping by us and Dart on a Gator at a high rate of speed, gave his trademark smirk and a wave, and shot past us on the way back to the set.

Saddle Up and Ride with the Cowboys & Aliens
We galloped to Santa Fe to meet Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and learn the secrets behind the 2011 tentpole!

http://www.ugo.com/movies/cowboys-and-aliens-set-visit

Heading West for Cowboys & Aliens

It’s the early morning when we saddle up (aka board a bus) to visit the set of Cowboys & Aliens – but it might as well have been high noon.

We prepare to travel under the blistering sun into the desert of Santa Fe, New Mexico, where shooting on C&A has been going for several weeks. Equipped with a bandana, sunscreen and a borrowed pair of sunglasses that make me look like the out-of-town New Yorker that I am, myself and a wild bunch of gunslingers head to our first Wild West alien invasion.

Giddyup!

After an hour drive into the middle of nowhere, our bus pulls into the company lot. Civilization! Or so we thought. Another bus pulls up to take us to the actual set, a hidden cove located down twisty, turny dirt roads. There’s no doubt care is being put into Cowboys & Aliens – hell, they’ve been building these mountain sets for thousands of years!

We arrive to a sea of trailers and hustling, bustling crew members, all combating long days in the hot sun, make-shift workstations and the potential of flashfloods (apparently there’s been more than one instance where the crew had to wrangle there belongings while the canyon they’re shooting in quickly fills with rain water. Eep!). Was that an alien arm? Yes, yes it was. But no time for that – we’re shuttled into a tent, where our adventure for Cowboys & Aliens really began.

Six-Shooting the Sh*t with the Cast of Cowboys & Aliens
The scene they were shooting (top secret – trust me, you don’t want spoilers) involved everyone in the cast, minus the lovely Olivia Wilde (there is no God) and everyone was game to chat. Read: we totally lucked out.

While we waited for shooting to begin, a dirtied up Keith Carradine moseyed over to our tent to say hello and show off his battle scars. For a Deadwood fan like myself, it was a particular treat to see Wild Bill Hickcock back in a ten-gallon hat and mustache. Carridine plays a sheriff in the film and from what we can tell, he’ll be easily moving up the ranks of badass old people.

Thanks to the enthusiastic and charmin Jon Favreau, we were then treated to a slew of hellos from the rest of the cast. Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine) who we may have scared with our presence. At the young age of 26, Dano is a serious actor – it makes sense why a group of eager ears wouldn’t be the greatest thing to have on the sidelines. Nonetheless, Dano told us that working with Harrison Ford was something of a dream, having grown up watching his movies. Meeting Ford was a rare case of his own fandom. Glad to know I’m not alone.

Sam Rockwell plays the local doctor in Cowboys & Aliens and was excited to be reteaming with Favreau (he played bad guy Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2). Rockwell explained that life on the C&W set was a bit more restrained than the loose IM2:

“We have a solid script but we improvise within that and we change stuff on the day, the obstacle here is obviously that we’re doing a period piece. So it’s not like you could just say anything, you know? You’ve gotta like – you can’t just say, ‘Ah, Dude, that sucks.’ You can’t do that because you’re in the Old West.”

We kind of assumed playing a doctor meant he’d be burdened with the task of dishing out exposition. Apparently not:

“No, actually I’ve been lucky in that way, you know. I kind of serve as the Jimmy Stewart, Bill Paxton of the piece [laughs]. I’m sort of sincere, but I have those moments of levity.”

The greatest revelation? When we suggested that Bill Paxton would be thrilled to hear the comparison, Rockwell revealed that his performance in the excellent Galaxy Quest was mostly lifted from Paxton’s in Aliens. Incredible!

Daniel Craig was a busy man that day, but had time for a quick greeting. This is when every person on set began to swoon (that’s right, male or female). Craig is a bonafide star – a physical mix of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman who can turn on the badassery when needed. Luckily, he was kind enough to shake our hands and poke fun Favreau and Harrison. All in a day’s work.

It wasn’t in the books, but eventually, we had our encounter with the legendary Harrison Ford. He’s as rough, gruff and wily in real life as he is on screen. Our quick introduction went something like:

“So how does this work? I say ‘hello’ and then you guys say you like the movie?”

The pride of breaking Harrison Ford’s set visit cherry? Unmatchable. We all shook hands while attempting not to withhold the urge to bear hug our hero Han Solo. Later, he would zoom past us in his roadster golf cart, maniacally laughing while we stand in amazement.

- This is continued from 289.

The Cowboys & Aliens Challenge Coin
We had a long conversation with Jon Favreau about Cowboys & Aliens, but we had a particularly memorable moment when he shared a special insider treat with the group: the official Cowboys & Aliens challenge coin.

Favreau handed to each of us a thick, gold coin, adorned with pistols on one side (Cowboys!) and an alien spacecraft on the other (Aliens!). The design gives you an idea of what to expect from the alien spacecrafts in the movie.

Favreau went on to explain the significance behind the challenge coin:

“In the military – when we would work with the Air Force a lot, on Iron Man and Iron Man 2, we were at Edwards Air Force Base. I would shake hands with people, and I would feel they would stick a coin in my hands, right? It was a challenge coin.

“The reason they call it challenge coins is, if you don’t have your unit’s coin with you when you’re out drinking, and somebody pulls the coin out at the bar, if anybody in the bar doesn’t have a coin, they have to buy a round for everybody. But, if you challenge everybody and everybody has it, you have to buy the round for everybody. It was also a sign of respect, that they liked the way the crew was, and the way we treated, you know, them, and who were – it was a sign of respect to give a coin. So I had them made up for Iron Man 2. And it became like a tradition. So I had them made up for Cowboys & Aliens also. I made them look a little more old school.”

Let the games begin.

Canyons, Deserts and Spaceships
Looking at the monitor connecting to the production’s camera rig, you get a sense that Cowboys & Aliens will shape up to be a very big movie. And it should be – watch an old school Western and you’ll see a grand scale fortified in wider-than-wide landscape shots and gritty close-ups that speak the world.

Cowboys & Aliens is a Western, not a spoof of one. The scene we watched on set didn’t have any grandiose special effects. Instead, it had real actors in real costumes acting out real drama. The towns folk and Apache actors alike were stuck in the middle of sweltering heat gathering dust like their clothing was a sand sponge. Dirty. Good dirty.

While I’m not here to spoil the major plots (the scene we saw happened well towards the latter half of the film, and that just wouldn’t be fair), but if it sounds like C&A is just a bunch of costumed period players standing around talking, I’ll mention that I also saw a spaceship. A practically built space ship. In the middle of New Mexico.

Dream come true? I don’t think I dreamed that big.

Cowboys & Aliens, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Steven Spielberg, hits theaters July 29, 2011.

I LOVE this sentence!!!!! “I would get pulled away from the bunch and be shown cool things like Daniel Craig’s gun and Daniel Craig himself.”

Set Visit: Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford on set for ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/set-visit-daniel-craig-and-harrison-ford-on-set-for-cowboys-and-aliens

“Cowboys and Aliens” was shooting a good distance away from Santa Fe. As we sat on the bus for over an hour, parked in a large field and waited for another bus to take us to the set itself, I looked up at the giant desert sky and reflected on other set visits I’d been to, and how often they were not like this one.

Set visits, can often be very ordinary things. Usually we are ushered in quickly to a sound-stage somewhere to watch a scene over and over again. We are then escorted to another room and the actors are brought in, one by one, to discuss a movie that is currently in the process of being made, so no one is really sure what to make of it yet. Sure, they can talk about what they love in the script, how nice the other actors are, etc. But often times there are still lots of lingering questions: Will this movie be any good? Will it go straight to video?

“Cowboys and Aliens” will not go straight to video. The film boasts a production team of Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer, folks who certainly do not do things by half measures. And all though they weren’t present on the set when we visited, there was a certain confidence and enthusiasm present in everyone we talked to that really stood out in my mind as special and exciting. We may have hit a weird day, but everyone seemed… Happy.

We rode the second van up to the gorgeous white walls of a large box canyon where the days’ shooting was taking place, and then walked up to where the large scene was being shot. As luck would have it, the scene they had planned on shooting for our set visit was a smaller one with only Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. It was to take place further up the canyon and was to involve explosives, so we would have been stuck behind a monitor for most of the day. Due to scheduling matters and weather, they were shooting a much larger and more pivotal scene instead that day, and we got to watch it take place right in front of us, with almost every single star from the movie. We are ushered into an open sided tent facing the scene with a large air conditioning fan blowing cool air. Extras and actors alike, all wearing authentic western gear, saddle by us to get to the cool air. We see Keith Carradine, Sam Rockwell, and Anna de la Reguera come and go. Adding to the films credentials as a western, we even see John Wayne’s grandson Brendan Wayne swing by and say hi. I’ve noticed that folks tend to be friendlier when they are shooting on location, especially in a location without cell service. There’s really nothing else to do besides talk to each other, and any issues that one might normally be concerned with are far away, back in the city.

Now of course I can’t go into what the scene was. I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone and honestly, I kind of wish I hadn’t seen it myself. But oh, so are the perils of this job! Suffice to say that the scene involved Cowboys, Indians, as well as aliens, and people looking up into the sky.

Now as someone who has worked on many sets, and has more than once retreated to an art department truck to break down and have a cry when the stress got to be too much, I really couldn’t get over the general good humor of everyone we met. From the actors to the production assistants everyone was cheerful and nice, even the Assistant Director said “please” and “thank you.” Keep in mind as well that all these people had been shooting out in the heat of the desert for over three months. Once even evacuating the set due to a flash flood. They are in it for the long haul.
A large part of this good mood, can be attributed to director Jon Favreau. The guy is all smiles in his panama hat when he comes to say hi to us as they are setting up a different shot. Right off the bat he gives us the present of a “challenge coin.” In his words:

“We would work with the Air Force a lot, on “Ironman”, “Ironman II”, we were at Edwards Air Force Base. And I would shake hands with people, and I would feel they would stick a coin in my hands, right? And it was a challenge coin. The reason they call it challenge coins is, if you don’t have your unit coin, or a unit coin with you when you’re out drinking, and somebody pulls out the coin in a bar, if anybody in the bar doesn’t have a coin, they have to buy a round for everybody. But if you challenge everybody and everybody has it, you have to buy the round for everybody. But it was also a sign of respect, it was a sign of respect to give a coin. So I had them made up for “Ironman II”. And it became like a tradition. So I had them made up for “Cowboys and Aliens” also. I made them look a little more old school.”

He gives us all a large golden coin with two six shooters on one side and an alien spacecraft on the other. It’s kind of the coolest thing in the world. And every single internet journalist there is agape with wonder. He has won us over.

He then proceeds to completely ruin the movie for everyone present. Every plot twist is revealed and every piece of movie magic is demystified. “I’ve discovered that the only way to keep you guys from leaking stuff is to tell you everything. It’s when I don’t tell you that we get in trouble” he says with a smile. The man is incredibly well versed in film and excited about this project. He went from directing the indie movie “Made” to the mega-hit “Iron Man” franchise in less than ten years. He’s excited about his craft and especially excited about making a new kind of hybrid with “Cowboys and Aliens.”

The idea is to make a western with aliens in it, as opposed to a sci-fi movie with cowboys in it. When asked about his approach he replies: “You can do anything now. So we’re picking a very narrow interpretation of what an alien invasion means. You know, because it could be “Independence Day”, where it’s all about how big the ship is and how many ships come in, and how many ordnance that you could have fighting them. Or it could be like “Mars Attacks”, or it could be you know – the fifties stuff… So it’s picking what version, and limiting ourselves in a way that we would – that technology used to limit those filmmakers.”

Favreau is using as many practical effects as he possibly can in the film. Even things that you wouldn’t expect. If you notice in the trailer the invading ships that fly over the town have flashing laser lights. These were actual lights suspended by a crane and a great help for the actors who almost all commented on the fact. He continued.

“As far as the tone of it, I think what’s nice about the piece that we showed at Comic-Con, (The Teaser trailer, essentially) I think it shows the marriage (of the two genres.) So as a director, my biggest responsibility is to set the right tone. And whether I’m making a Western or a sci-fi movie, I would still have that responsibility. And I think I found the tone that marries the two. And it’s a balancing act, and that’s what makes this movie work.”

I happened to have a friend working on the set, so every once in a while I would get pulled away from the bunch and be shown cool things like Daniel Craig’s gun and Daniel Craig himself. Dirty and covered with sweat, I asked him how long he’d been out in the stinking desert. “since June, I guess” I commented that it must be pretty hot, but he shook his head. “There are worse jobs, I’m having fun.” Of course I missed Harrison Ford who came over to talk to the group, while I was talking with Craig, but I’m ok with that. I got to see him up close as he almost ran me down with his golf cart. “He will not stop” a friendly PA said hurrying me out of the way.

All in all I came away with a good feeling about this movie and an ever increasing respect for Mr. Favreau. The guy can talk and he knows his craft. That is,unfortunately, a lot more than you can say about many directors. As I rode back to the hotel I looked at my challenge coin and couldn’t help but get excited about this movie. I guess that was the point, wasn’t it?

Hi, Guinness
“I think the belt has nothing to do with the size or the ABILITY of the gunHANDLER…omygash, i think i am losing air…..”
Gosh, I was thoughtless! Daniel has the ability to do ‘the work’. It’s quite obvious…
Hi, DF
“if he isn’t then I could be his bed-warmer ;) I’m not electrical but he can turn me on any time he wants.”
I have poor circulation, so I want him to warm me. Awwwwww!
“In some pictures his eyes looks almost grey and in others they are so piercing blue that you have to catch your breath after looking at them.”
Yeah, Sam Rockwell said so!
Quote: The second striking thing about Craig was his blue eyes. Every heterosexual male journalist on the van later commented on their hypnotic power, a point that the females among us thought was quite amusing.
Hi, DiH
“Dan is coming to Toronto soon! Can’t wait! I know I sound like a kid (someone told me that once)”
Enjoy privileges! And share it with us!
to DF&267
Thanks for the tweet and info.
Swizerland? Wow. What scene will Rooney take?
DF, thanks for the Favreau interview article.
“Q: What movies or eras of Western films did you look to for inspiration? Even without the cowboy get up, Daniel Craig looks like a throwback to the yesteryears of film.
Jon Favreau: He looks remarkably like Steve McQueen did in the 70′s. It’s interesting, because you think of him as James Bond, but the minute you put him in – you’ll see him in his whole kit, as he calls it – his whole outfit – and he feels like the type of actor that you could cast back in the 60′s or 70′s.”
Even if we want to meet McQueen, the time machine is not necessary anymore :)
Hi, Mendel
“of course, we need to do further research on Dan’s gun to make sure he gets the right belt size ;)”
I want to run for it. I’m a good researcher, you know ;)

Excelllent reading, Fio and DF!! I have read many articles of this movie!! yey!! thx thx thanks! It is funny how we remember different things from the interviews and share it…it makes it a better friendship! Wow, imagine how dirty he was and getting to wash him. wow. I volunteer to be towel woman and of course, belt checker to Fio, and gun sized correctly–Mendel, and then DIH–you can be blanket girl!!! (that was clever). ohmygash–”ah, Mr. Craig, here is your ‘kit’ sir, would you like help putting it on?” hollly crap.

and…the 10 best things about C&A….well, I didn’t get past that first picture to get to the other 9!!!

cheers people, have fun. another late night i will check in….see ya Mendel too. ~G

to DF
Ugh, sorry, I have misread it. Rockwell didn’t talk about blue eyes of Daniel…it was a reporter!
to Guinness
I’m looking for the research material now! lol
I think this article is biased. I read much blog impressed by a trailer.
NO “False with one, false with two” you know.

In today’s Times, Michael Cieply reports on the strange reaction to the trailer for next summer’s Cowboys & Aliens, which has been unintentionally drawing laughs before screenings of Harry Potter. Universal is concerned, because of the film’s silly title and genre-mixing premise, that audiences are expecting a comedy instead of the joyless mash-up of Unforgiven and Alien that C&A apparently is. So how — apart from the movie’s already very somber trailer — can they better convince us of its “deadly seriousness”? Remix some Inception-style horns into the score? Give Daniel Craig’s character Parkinson’s? Have Mo’Nique play Harrison Ford’s abusive mom? Your suggestions are appreciated, we’re sure.

By usylo on 11/30/2010 at 10:36am

Laughter at my screening came with the reveal of the title. Everyone was amused, the laughter wasn’t derisive..

By ineedm0neydotcom on 11/30/2010 at 11:23am

I disagree. When I saw HP7 the other night the entire crowd went silent and a good half of the audience clapped after the trailer was over. I think they have a winner on their hands based on that response!.

Daniel is Hot @ 11/30/2010 at 12:14 pm

“Daniel Craig was a busy man that day, but had time for a quick greeting. This is when every person on set began to swoon (that’s right, male or female). Craig is a bonafide star – a physical mix of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman who can turn on the badassery when needed” I liked this comment also. He has something extra special about him that men and women both find appealing. Those of us who saw him on stage know what I am talking about.
Thanks everyone for posting all those articles. I was excited to know Daniel was coming back to Canada (Toronto) but no, Fish and Chips you are the only one in the big TO – so go out and find him and send us pictures, please!

FishNChips @ 11/30/2010 at 5:33 pm

LOL…..I don’t think I will be able to find him. He will have to find me :)

I am wondering why there are no photos from the set of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and what is happening inside.
If they dont improve trailer and poster so Cowboys and Aliens are going to crash at box office because many people dont like the trailer, Ford is too old to attract and Favreau talked in that interview only so confidently : “yah, awesome, great, I got James Bond into my film, also I got Indiana Jones, yeah.”
Because Spielberg was involved in the movie as a producer so they think it will have definitely success. well, Munich lost, so his name did not help the movie. Dream House is gonna to lose as well.

to FishNChips

Greetings from the freezing UK – it feels as if we were in Toronto at the moment!

Hi Guinness

“going thru the body check xray machines”

If I were working at an airport, I’d insist on a manual check, for security reasons, you understand ;)

“And Rhys looked mighty fine”

Mighty fine indeed :)

“only wish MY hand was on his gun dammmit”

Hahahaha, love the caption!!!

to Fio

thanks for all your finds! And again, we have Dan and riding in one sentence *grin*

“he planned to continue riding after the film stopped shooting”

Woohooo, keep on riding, Dan!!!

to Guinness

“ohmygash–”ah, Mr. Craig, here is your ‘kit’ sir, would you like help putting it on?” hollly crap.”

Just what I needed in these cold times to keep me warm, the thought of Dan climbing nekkid out of an old fashioned bath tub! Superb :)

to Bianca @ 11/30/2010 at 8:46 pm

back to this again, are you Gina? first off, how do you know that Ford is too old to attract. there are a lot of women of all ages who would disagree with you; they will go to the film just for him. just because you, and others, don’t like the trailer does not mean the film will fail at the box office. the world does not revolve around your opinion here.

as for Munich, it cost 70 million US to make and it’s made something on the order of 300 million US worldwide. not exactly what i would call a failure. as for Dream House, how do you know it’s not going to be a success. have you seen the finished film? there are photos of the film set of Dragon Tattoo out there. just because they haven’t made it here doesn’t mean anything. it doesn’t mean that the film won’t be completed. and yes, Gina, we will see them in theatres before james Bond 23 comes out.

Hi DIH! Let us hope he gets papped by someone in TO…I like his coat–maybe we will see the Silver Fox?

And yes, my friend, heat given off by just the mere thought of him climbing on me..i mean, the old-fashion tub. Very nice! And have some tea afterward!! oh! go on, go on, go on, go on, go on….just one cup! Ya know, I bet he gets sick of people telling and asking and talking about how wonderful his eyes are…so maybe when he drops by here, on his way to TO, I will comment on his professional success and nonchalantly bend closer and say, “wow, you have the nicest pair of glutes I have evah seen, can you wink one for me?” I just love the way he shoots a hip out!!! ok. i know…i repeat myself…anyway….have fun with this—-that is what it is meant to be, funny. yes, Dan does have the sexxxiest pic for a movie…he should win awards for that pose. dammmmnnnnn.
http://www.afterelton.com/meme-11-16-2010?page=0,1

…and Mendel—can you hardly wait for the below linky to come to you??the title is misleading to the story. I am wiggin’ out! I caught my hubby rewatching the second one again–”is Nyqyvist good looking”, he asks…. I was “good” and recognize a trap so I say, yes, he is handsome (but Dan is gonna be smokin hot–well, he IS smokin’ hot).
http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2010/nov/30/movies-plot-complications-stir-up-hornets-nest/

darren smooches new girl in club, it seems really over for himm and rachel. maybe it’s now rachels turn to make him jealous?
http://x17online.com/celebrities/rachel_weisz/x17_exclusive_black_swan_director_moves_on_f.php

?
Did not you believe that Darren and Rachel were really over?
They announced that they had separated OFFICIALLY.
No doubt.
Not PR.

JOKE OF THE DAY: BEST LINE IN THE “COWBOYS AND ALIENS” TRAILER IS DELIVERED BY MR. FORD, “I WANT THAT MAN. YOU GIVE HIM TO ME NOW OR, I’M GOING TO TAKE HIM!!!” HAHAHA JUST WERE HE TAKES IT’S ANYONE’S GUESS?????!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Fullwidth @ 12/01/2010 at 8:14 am

Another Gina appears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi, DiH
““Daniel Craig was a busy man that day, but had time for a quick greeting. This is when every person on set began to swoon (that’s right, male or female). Craig is a bonafide star – a physical mix of Steve McQueen and Paul Newman who can turn on the badassery when needed” I liked this comment also. He has something extra special about him that men and women both find appealing.”
Well, I read a lot of ‘Set Visit’ articles/blogs. Daniel is considered to be dangerously seductive from EVERY journalist. What have he done? :)
Hi, Mendel
Daniel need to have strong thigh muscles to riding a horse. Ah..well…I mean…
Hi, Guinness
Thanks for the article.
“Look at Daniel Craig’s booty! Is it the seam on the back? Tha chaps?”
LOL
That’s a good point! We inevitably pay attention to the crack by seeing the seam, right?

Analyzing the Popularity of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy

http://literarycornercafe.blogspot.com/2010/11/analyzing-popularity-of-stieg-larssons.html

Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic. Gosh, his ‘blue’ is incredibly beautiful. Awesome!

to hola
“maybe it’s now rachels turn to make him jealous?”
It cannot be assumed…Rachel already has made a fresh start with Bart in life. lol
http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_story.aspx?Section=Movies&ID=ENTEN20100161784&subcatg=MOVIESINDIA&keyword=hollywood&nid=69707

Spons’d Tingles: WIND Mobile Naughty or Nice #3 – Daniel Craig

http://www.laineygossip.com/Sponsored_Tingles_Wind_Naughty_or_Nice_Week_3_01nov10.aspx?CatID=0&CelID=0

Daniel is Hot @ 12/01/2010 at 12:24 pm

Guinness, I don’t like the outfit Lisbeth is wearing in the Hornets Nest. Hope she does not look like that in Daniel’s version. Just my thought, but can’t see Daniel as Bloomvist being attracted to the likes of Lisbeth looking like that. What do you think? Hola, looks like Darren is attracted to woman who look like his former girlfriend or maybe it was to make Rachel jealous. Who knows.

DOGGIE PARTY? @ 12/01/2010 at 12:59 pm

SECOND JOKE OF THE DAY: DID ANYONE SEE THE DOG AR THE BAR IN THE TRAILER??!!!! HAHA IT LOOKS LIKE SCENE RIGHT OUT OF CASINO ROYAL!!!! I WOULD LIKE TO BUY THAT DOG A ROUND OF TOILET WATER IN A CHAMPAGNE GLASS!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
BEAUTIFUL DOGGIE!!! WHAT BIG BLUE EYES U HAVE!!! THE BETTER TO SEE U WITH MY DEAR!!! HAHAHA NEXT TIME BRING THE SQUEAKY TOYS!!!! AND DON’T FORGET THE CIGARETTES!!!! HAHAHAHA WOOF WOOF THE DOG HOUSE!!!! FOR MORE DOGGIE FUN, GO TO http://WWW.WOLFORDSHOP.COM HAHAHAHA

Daniel Fan @ 12/01/2010 at 4:36 pm

sorry posted wrong link.

David Arnold on Bond 23 – ‘we’re back on’ – awaiting script

Bond 23 – 01-12-10

In a FilmMusicMag interview that mostly covers his score for the latest “Narnia” movie, David Arnold was briefly asked about the state of the 23rd James Bond film:

Now that it looks like the next Bond is finally getting going, have you thought about what you’d like to do for the next score? And how do you hope Bond’s character, and the series continues to evolve?

“I haven’t thought about it yet. We only just got the news that we’re back on. But ‘there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip’ So I will keep quiet until I get a script and then start writing ideas. I just hope the next one is as good as my favorites, as I think everyone does. And I’m always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part. But like most things with movies, if it ain’t on the page etc… All I can say is that I’m looking forward to a great script for it, alongside every other Bond fan in the world!”

http://www.mi6.co.uk/news/index.php?itemid=9110&t=mi6&s=news

wink wink Bond is soon back.

wink wink, Bond is soon back.

Hi Guinness

“my friend, heat given off by just the mere thought of him climbing on me..”

LOL

to Daniel Fan

thanks for the linky, it was so funny! Five-star Favreau and Daniel Double O! Brilliant!

Must get to bed…so late!

to bianca/gina @ 12/02/2010 at 1:43 am

yes, we know bond is coming back. it’s scheduled for release in november 2012. happy now???

it’s scheduled for release in november 2012. happy now???
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if the release was in 20.11. 2011 I would be happier.
MGM will solve problems this month and like I said if there something happened on the set of Dragon Tattoo so Daniel would jump on Bond at once. Peter Morgan left uncompleted script on the desk in EON office so it means producers can use it and let it finish. just wait some weeks.

The next bondmovie is not expected to be a direct follow-on from Quantum of Solace (2008) and Casino Royale (2006) which the former was a direct sequel to the latter. Producer Barbara Broccoli has said that the series “will go on to other different stories from now on.” However, there still is likely to be the appearance of the QUANTUM organization, but with different villains. Moreover, Broccoli has also hinted at the possibility of a trilogy, which means a connection with Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008), saying that “I think in some way, he will go after the [Quantum] organization. So in that sense, it may become a trilogy, but we haven’t really structured it that way.”

you’re an idiot.
Haven’t you noticed yet, that if they want a Novmeber 2011 release they had to start filming in January at latest, and that means the preproduction would have to be in full swing since summer 2010.
This is not the case, so NO Bond in 2011 FOR SURE!

If you had payed attention in the production of the last two Bond movies, you would have recognized that there always is a 6 month preproduction stage with scouts looking for locations, doing the paperwork woth owners of locations they want to use etc.
NOTHING of this has happend for Bond 23, so NO WAY they can go for a 2011 release.

to bianca AKA Gina @ 12/02/2010 at 7:18 am

and like I said if there something happened on the set of Dragon Tattoo so Daniel would jump on Bond at once.
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good. i have been prepared to listen to some pretty outlandish **** and bull stories.
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just wait some weeks.
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poor. it is unbearable that I see you becoming a loser.

Those movies served to inspire novel idea! I’ve always liked Seven Samurai!
7 Movies That Inspired ‘Cowboys & Aliens’
http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/7-movies-that-inspired-cowboys-aliens.php
Hi, DF
Thanks for the link. I like such article which sparkled with wit! Thanks a lot :)
“Craig was a tall man who ign he wasn’t a real cowboy sure as s**t fooled us cuz it looked like he could cowboy with the best of ‘em. Man had blue eyes like the clear skies above.”
“Craig was a tall man” …oh, really? :)
Well some twitters also mentioned Daniel was BIG. Maybe he continues growing up further…wow.
to Bianca
Thanks for the article.
“And I’m always interested in what Daniel Craig brings to the part.”
Yeah, I’m always interested to interpret a role in the viewpoint that Daniel is different from us.
“Bond is soon back.”
I really hope so. I like to look on the bright side, but we should try to see things from the practical point of view. So we always must be more objective :)

Hi, Mendelguinness
You know…
Russia will host the 2018 World Cup
Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup
It was a real shame…Mendel, football will still not be coming home, right? Daniel must be surely disappointed, too :(
And now, tweets are hysterical about #england2018. Doh! I believe Blatter refused to take the bribe…um…perhaps…lol

http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/dynamic/00472/pg-58-beckham-getty_472724s.jpg

http://footyfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/sepp-blatter-wanted.jpg

to bianca/gina @ 12/02/2010 at 12:37 pm

yes, if Bond 23 were to come out in November 2011 i would be happier as well. but it will not happen. the sooner you accept the reality of this the better off you will be. nothing will happen to stop the filming of Dragon Tattoo; deal with it.

first off, yes peter morgan left the unfinished script on the desk at EON however they cannot use any of his work with out his written permission and consent. while EON may own James Bond they do not own the words on the script. it’s very complicated legally but essentially if they use any part of it then whoever finishes the script will have to allow Morgan’s name to be appear as co-writer.

then there’s the locations. as the previous poster say, it takes months to get the necessary permits to film. and no, the fact that it’s James Bond doesn’t give automatic access. in some countries, Eon will have to submit to an environmental assessment which can take weeks. then there’s the cast; Judi Dench like Daniel, is making a film and like Daniel she just cannot leave the set in order to make Bond.

then there is the financing of the film. the studio may not be able to have the money available before a certain date. which will also make it impossible for Bond to come out November 2011. Now, Gina, please stop your nonsense. you have made so many predictions that have been proved wrong. Bond is coming out November 2012. they will not change their minds to make you happy.

Howdy everyone! Lost power last night for 8 hours and ‘puter batteries ran out after the kids watched movies…they were asleep by 7:30PM so I was not about to take it away from them. It was a windy candle-lit night, pretty cool.

Dan would be in Toronto, si? YES YES YES….get those paps going !!

Thank you DF and Fio. I won’t be able to write thx all the time, but rest assured, you are being read!!! I think DIH & DTM are big lurkers too…so keep the digging coming and we appreciate it, aint that right Mendel? (you working hard too, or hardly workin?)

I love the Fixation site–clever. I totally lovve the side bar pic of him iin the t-shirt. brillinat choice.

DIH: Can you see Noomi in that get up that Rapace did? Gonna be reaall tough. And that scene I can’t wait to see——it is justice for all us gurls!!! Well, kinda. I would still go for the stomach tatoo prosecution myself…then have them get thrown in the slammer.

Next Daniel Craig movie….he could DEFINITELY play: Julian Assange. OR Someone else will get the job, and it is going to be big. Imma just sayin’…

‘night….sad i missed ya, stay outa trouble, and be warm in Toronto Mendel…remember he “played” James Bond, he will probably know when he is being tailed!!!

“…ah, there’s a player under there…. Trust.” love that.

isn’t there a “player” in all of us? I’d like to think so.

Quick notes about this article:
…”easily the most PHYSICALLY- intimidating…able to punch you out and not blink…” wow—it makes my feminsitic knees weak to read that, I love it–gggrrrrooooooarrr.

AND–The runnning up the stairs shot is my MOST favorite shot because, IMO, that was the most grueling workouts, to be able to
jeeeezus—-wait, Freezy just climbed out–no, he is stuck in my underwear, no, he is ok, he just popped his head out of my underwear drawer…he loves the soft, silky material!! soooo funny! I heard my hubby yell from the loo yesterday because Freezy jumped out of the bathtub from behind the curtain when he was taking a pee!!! I knew exactly what happened too. I love this cat!!!

anyway, I would like to ask Dan if that was the toughest–to run up those stairs, did he ever stumble, how many takes did it take to do–did he have to do it more than once, why isn’t he sweating, and his breathing is nonexistant–he is a god. ohhhh those thighs are magnificant. and to run my nails down his bulging

BIceps. dammmmn.

i gotto take a kitty nap now…. ‘

catch you guys on the other side! love, peace & DAN.
http://screenrant.com/james-bond-23-daniel-craig-sandy-90251/

Hey Fio…and others who care,
I am finnally reading some of your terrific posts….and this caught my eye that i blurted my coffee almost on the kitties!!! Read the comments of this article you posted–ALL the comments. there is one that reflects my thoughts..and I didn’t write it… the “c” word is forbidden even in MY recovering Catholiscismic thoughts……yuikes!
http://www.latinoreview.com/news/cowboys-aliens-set-visit-report-11823

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/features/the-cowboys-aliens-ride-away-in-harrison-fords-helicopter.php

surry if already posted….it just kills me to know he RYO and that he is “gracious” to play a cowboy. It is in my brain that a cowboy is part of the USA film industry and i grew up watching them and according to Dan’s graciousness, apparently I took that genre for granted. Hubby and i started talking about the different “westerns” and what stood out as the iconic western for each of us…. ..but to understand he is gracious to play one makes me feel special that i got to grow up with that kind of tradition.

My iconic Westerns…
1. not kidding–Little House on The Prairie
B. The Big Valley
5. Poncho and Cisco
!. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid (?)
12. All the Clint Eastwood Westerns
4. Tombstone (my Favorite lists of all time movie greats!)
2. And hopefully, someday, The Dark Tower series movies

someone please interview Dan ffs, about his movie making this year!!!
~nap, G

Simon Russell Beale eyed for role? Babs seems to move stealthily…

Kate Winslet to move to London with estranged husband Sam Mendes as he shoots new Bond movie

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1335202/Kate-Winslet-to-London-estranged-husband-Sam-Mendes-shoots-new-Bond-movie.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

The new James Bond movie will be a family affair for Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes.

The Oscar-winning film-maker is expected to direct Daniel Craig in the latest 007 adventure some time towards the end of next year, with the production likely to be based, as usual, at Pinewood film studios.
Kate revealed that their son Joe, seven, and Kate’s daughter Mia, ten, will move to the UK with her for the period of filming.

‘Sam is doing the next Bond film, all being well, and we’ll all be in England if that happens. It’s such a massive commitment for him and it’s not fair for him to commute backwards and ­forwards to New York from ­London. It would be impossible. The children will be there with me,’ Kate told me exclusively.

Kate and Sam separated last year but have remained on as friendly terms as possible, primarily because of the children — and because they still like each other, despite the split.

I asked Kate if there was a small role for her in the Bond picture, perhaps as a Bond girl? She laughed and shook her head and said: ‘No!’

However, she did not rule out the possibility of working with Sam again. ‘I can see us working together again — that’s the way it is.

‘We’re really good friends and have very good respect for each other. I can see it, but you’d have to ask Sam what he thinks,’ Kate told me.

Sam and Bond producer Barbara Broccoli have already had many meetings over casting, and Ms Broccoli has visited the play Deathtrap twice to see Simon Russell Beale perform.

The leading actor is an old friend of Sam’s and they’re keen to work together again.

But before filming Bond, Sam will direct Kevin Spacey in Richard III at the Old Vic in June, as part of what’s called the Bridge Project.

It will be the final production of the theatrical partnership between the Old Vic, Neal Street Productions and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Kate has one more day of shooting in Chicago on Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion, where she is part of a team trying to control a virus outbreak.

The film is a thriller with an ensemble cast that includes Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law and Marion Cotillard.
Kate has done just nine days of filming on Contagion, spread over several weeks.

However, she laughed at erroneous reports suggesting she was packing up and moving to Chicago for good.

Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic. There are lots of beautiful man on earth, but Daniel is just too hot. *drool*
Hi, Guinness
“Next Daniel Craig movie….he could DEFINITELY play: Julian Assange.”
Yeah, You just hit the nail on the head!
http://twitter.com/DRG1986/status/10128569636233216
http://twitter.com/heatheretttte/status/9950127670173697
“Dan would be in Toronto, si?”
I heard…Daniel is still in London, then he will go one week later toToronto. Anyone? right?
“there is one that reflects my thoughts..and I didn’t write it… the “c” word is forbidden even in MY recovering Catholiscismic thoughts……yuikes!”
REALLY?! My eyes were glued to that lovely comment, and I thought surely you wrote it! lol
“I heard my hubby yell from the loo yesterday because Freezy jumped out of the bathtub from behind the curtain when he was taking a pee!!!”
LOL
Oh Freezy, don’t scare him. I worry about whether he have a bladder infection…

he’s in Mozambique, same resort as last year

my mum’s friend is staying in the same hotel in Mozambique as Daniel Craig right now. He went swimming. I am jealous.
about 22 hours ago via web
Reply Retweet .

There is a wet shirtless Daniel Craig in Mozambique as we type. *books plane tickets*
about 22 hours ago via web

he’s in Mozambique, same resort like last year

my mum’s friend is staying in the same hotel in Mozambique as Daniel Craig right now. He went swimming. I am jealous.
about 22 hours ago via web
There is a wet shirtless Daniel Craig in Mozambique as we type. *books plane tickets*
about 22 hours ago via web

wow, power nap over…
damn Fio…I have my limits…even if writing the “c” word for both genders is my ONLY limit!!!!
thx for the Bond update. they wouldn’t confirm Mendes in the info I read. great!!

…last I thought he was in Siberia, Sweden? (there is a Siberia in every country. I am reading a book on Siberia right now as a matter o fact. freeky) DTM–what say you? can you confirm or deny the whereabouts of Mr. Craig? or “deny to comment on any denials” of his whereabouts? It was published–or written in an article he would be in Toronto today….

no biggie. but he goes unpapped, with the invisibility cloak. ho hum.

At the TSA in London with Dan traveling under the cloak…”ah, sir, we just got an Unidentified Fleeing Object on our x-ray machine, and let me tell, you–whoever it was has a
VERY NICE ****, great thighs, a grabable back to run fingers down, and damn–that is the nicest BEEP I have ever monitored!! Well, it musta been Daniel Craig sir. I can recognize his eyes blazing even thru gamma rays…”

ok. so it got stupid. anyway….see you tonight folks…Fio keep working!!! ~G

Daniel is Hot @ 12/03/2010 at 12:17 pm

So we are back to “where is Dan?” Is he still in London? If he is he will be stuck there as they are having a bad snow storm. Is he in Toronto, starting to film? Have not heard, and of course when he gets to Canada, I am the first person he calls. Not! So is he on vaca in Mozambique? Better than being in Siberia, Sweden. You are making that up Guinness, that there is a Siberia in every country. None in Canada that I know of, though sometimes it feels like Siberia here. It sure is nice to think of Daniel on a warm beach in little swimming trunks having a good time. (why did he not ask us to join him??)

to holidays
I thought that it was her misjudgement though I saw the tweet.
If it’s right, her mum’s friend saw his gun. Awwwwwww JEALOUS!!!!!!!
to Guinness
“I have my limits…even if writing the “c” word for both genders is my only limit!!!!”
Alright, I believe you :) But Freezy might have written it. He isn’t bound by anything! NEVER!!!

C’MON HOLLYWOOD: Get Bond 23 Back On-Track!

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=34989

It’s been two years since the last James Bond film, QUANTUM OF SOLACE came out. If everything were running smoothly at MGM, this holiday season Bond would once again be shooting it out at the multiplex, as the usual course of action for the Bond series is to leave two years between each installment.
But alas, it’s been over two years and a new Bond isn’t even close to going into production. Now, this isn’t the first time there’s been a delay between Bonds. After THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN flopped, it took three years for THE SPY WHO LOVED ME to hit the silver screen, as script problems and the departure of co-producer Harry Saltzman ended up delaying the film. Between LICENSE TO KILL, and GOLDENEYE, we went six whole years without a Bond due to legal troubles, and many thought that was the end of the greatest action hero of all time. Luckily it wasn’t, and in the guise of Pierce Brosnan, 007 was back sipping Vodka Martini’s (shaken, not stirred of course), shooting it out with baddies, and getting it on with Euro-babes by the fall of 1995.

Brosnan’s films typically hit theaters according to the two-year rule, with the only exception being DIE ANOTHER DAY, as it was delayed a year to take advantage of the fortieth anniversary of DR.NO (this ploy obviously worked, as DIE ANOTHER DAY remains the highest grossing domestic Bond film- despite its undeniable suckitude). We had another lengthy delay once Pierce Brosnan was dropped (or retired depending on who you ask), and it took four years of screen-tests and re-writes to bring us CASINO ROYALE.

Judging from the finished film, it’s a good thing they took as much time as they did, as it was easily the best Bond film since at least GOLDENEYE. Once that became a smash hit, the series was once again back on track and QUANTUM OF SOALCE hit theaters exactly two years later. While many (including myself) found QUANTUM OF SOLACE to be underwhelming compared to ROYALE, it was nevertheless another smash it, raking in $586 million worldwide.
As the series is obviously as popular as ever, you’d think another installment would be a no-brainer. Sure enough, earlier this year work actually began in a rather promising fashion with Peter Morgan (FROST/NIXON, HEREAFTER) being hired to write the script, and Sam Mendes (AMERICAN BEAUTY, ROAD TO PERDITION) attached to direct.

But then, Bond met his most tyrannical, evil foe- bankers!

By now, everyone knows about MGM (the studio behind Bond) and their financial troubles, and I’m not going to elaborate on it here- for the sole reason that I can barely understand what’s going on myself. As it stands, MGM is bankrupt, and Bond isn’t the only franchise affected. THE HOBBIT also went on hiatus (but is now seemingly back on track), and already wrapped films like RED DAWN, and Joss Whedon’s CABIN IN THE WOODS are sitting on the shelf as the studio hasn’t got the capital to release them.

My issue is this. MGM should have waited until the next Bond was off the ground before they started sinking money into THE HOBBIT or anything else. While HOBBIT will certainly be a smash, it’s also going to be damn costly. While the Bond’s now cost between 150-200 Million a film, that’s still cheaper than THE HOBBIT will end up being. With Bond being as huge as it is, they’re all but guaranteed to make the money back- so that should have been their priority rather than sending a big budget film like RED DAWN into production. Another nail in Bond 23′s coffin was likely HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, which to date is the last film MGM’s gotten into theaters. While the budget was modest, they spent big money on the marketing campaign in order to turn it into another HANGOVER. While the film did fairly well, it was not a huge money-maker, and it looks like it all but broke the back of the already cash strapped studio.
At the very least, the MGM situation seems to finally be resolving itself somewhat, but there are other problems. The biggest problem is that Daniel Craig, after two massive Bond blockbusters is now (deservedly so) a megastar and a busy guy. This year, he’s starring in both COWBOYS & ALIENS, and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, both of which will likely become franchises. In order to get the next Bond in theaters before 2014, they’ll have to act fast and get it in production at some point next year as Craig’s going to get busier and busier if one (or both) of those films are successful enough to warrant a follow-up. Luckily, Craig seems open to returning (and is perhaps even contractually obliged), but lately I’ve had a feeling in my gut that we may have seen the last of Craig as Bond. Hopefully I’m wrong.

Whoever ends up with their hands on the franchise after the MGM situation is cleared up (fingers crossed for Sony, which did a great job as a co-producer on the last two) needs to get a new Bond going as their first order of business. Luckily, Bond is still in the hands of the Broccoli family, and my hope is that they’ve continued working on the script throughout the delays to assure a new Bond will be in production before long. At the very least, we need AT LEAST one more Bond film with Daniel Craig to close out his storyline, before yet another re-boot (God forbid). The fans that have been following the franchise for almost fifty years deserve it. It makes me very sad to note that 2012 with mark the fiftieth anniversary of the series, and that year likely WON’T be marked by a new Bond film.

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 3:21 pm

LET’S GET THE PARTY STARTED ON THE GOOD FOOT!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA NOW ON YOUTUBE: MICHAEL JACKSON, “WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHING.” HAHAHA

LOVE,
JAMES BROWN!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA GREAT NEXT MOVIE!!!!! HAHAHAHA OSCAR????? HAHAHAHA

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 3:25 pm

PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG TO MATCH THE OLD BAG!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
THE SHOES!!!!! HAHAHA

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 3:33 pm

I GOT SOUL AND I’M “SUPERBAD.” HAHAHAHAHAHA

LOVE,
JUMP BACK!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 3:46 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
PARTY???!!! HAHAHA

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 3:57 pm

AS THE CLOCK SOUNDS AT MIDNITE: CHIC, “GOOD TIMES.” HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ONE AND ALL!!!! HAHA PEACE OUT!!!!

SMELLY FEET @ 12/03/2010 at 4:06 pm

ONE MORE THING, TRY THE REMIX OF THE ABOVE!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
THE PARTY???? HAHA BYE NOW!!!!!! HAHAHA

Kate Winslet confirms Sam Mendes is directing Bond 23 next year¨
Rumours of Russell Beale casting in Bond 23 resurface
..
Bond is coming out November 2012. they will not change their minds to make you happy.
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wink wink. if they step on the gass and make Bond “as quickly as possible” so Bond would be there for 2011, earlier than you think. just watch news and be surprised, this gonna be better and better. I definitely keep my fingers crossed. MGM is not sold, new board members put money into Bond and it makes Babs Broccolli happy, wink wink.

Federal court confirms MGM bankruptcy plan

MGM isn’t out of the bankruptcy jungle just yet, but a judge has approved the Lion’s financial-restructuring plan — reports THR

The Chapter 11 reorganization is expected to take effect within two weeks once MGM buttons up a final portion of the bankruptcy process in the wake of its successful confirmation hearing Thursday in New York. In addition to finalizing various court documents, MGM expects by mid-December to arrange $500 million in financing to fund operations of the Century City studio after its exit from bankruptcy court.
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That is why David Arnold said “we are back on” because first money come from the new investors and production can start.

to holidays @ 12/03/2010 at 5:57 pm

BS I’m afaird, he is still in sweden.

to holidays @ 12/03/2010 at 5:57 pm

BS I’m afaird, he is still in sweden.

Dan's Fan City @ 12/03/2010 at 9:19 pm

@Guinness: Guinness, your Western icons don’t include Bonanza or Gunsmoke! Chuck Connors in Rifleman! And the ORIGINAL Wild Wild West with a young and sexy Robert Conrad (the Will Smith version SUCKED)!

Cowboys. ;)

You are correct Dan’s Fan city!!! I was hoping someone would chime in and include some good ones!! Robert was definitely awesome in those tight shiney pants and his perfect hair…but that really was Hollywood Glitzy with reallly fun characters and gadgets–it was a Star Trek Western!! I am totally thinking C&A will be awesome.

Dan's Fan City @ 12/03/2010 at 10:57 pm

Tight shiney pants! No kidding!! http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannhann/429927841/in/photostream/#/photos/dannhann/429927841/in/photostream/lightbox/ Look how hollywood was corrupting me even as a mere youngin’!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA

LOVE,
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHA

Next James Bond Skedded For Nov. 2012?

http://www.deadline.com/2010/12/is-next-james-bond-skedded-for-nov-2012/

There’s still no official word. But I’m hearing from 007 insiders that production should start on the next James Bond movie — “Bond 23″ — towards the end of next year for release November 2012. Makes sense since MGM’s future is now sorting itself out what with the pre-packaged bankruptcy getting approval, and Spyglass taking over studio filmmaking, and star Daniel Craig finishing his film commitments. The actor began work on the Hollywood remake of the Swedish original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as soon as he completed shooting Cowboys and Aliens in a nifty bit of schedue coordination between Dragon Tattoo-maker Sony Pictures Entertainment, DreamWorks partners Stacey Snider and Steven Spielberg, and James Bond rights holders Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson. Adding to the mix is that yet another James Bond videogame which had been held up because of the uncertainty recently got the go-ahead. Meanwhile, the latest 007 vidgame is for sale this Christmas.

It’s still not clear who will distribute the next bond. Deadline’s Mike Fleming reported last month that, if MGM isn’t a distributor, the next installment of James Bond will be a jump ball. Expect Sony (which distributed Casino Royale) to battle it out with Warner Bros and Fox, but Paramount could emerge in the thick of it because of its close relationship with Spyglass over the film reboot of Star Trek and sequel.

The British newspapers also indicate Bond 23 may now be casting. Today’s Daily Mail reports that 007 producer Barbara Broccoli has been to see actor Russell Beale twice in his current West End play Deathtrap. Also, the Shakespearean actor is starring as King Lear for Bond 23 director Sam Mendes in a National Theatre production in 2012. And he’s exec producing Shakespeare’s History Plays for a new BBC TV season that Mendes is also overseeing. Beale told UK newspaper The Independent earlier this year that he’d already dropped a hint to Mendes that “Every actor wants to be in Bond. I’d love to be a baddie.”

Her adroitness/cleverness in reply are awesome! Now I’ve a crush on her! :)
As for Daniel, uh, uh, actually it’s not a crush. It’s…it’s quite serious for me. lol

‘Dragon Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara breaks her silence (EW Exclusive)

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2010/12/03/ew-exclusive-dragon-tattoo-rooney-mara/

Ever since she was picked to play Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s upcoming adapatation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara has given the press the silent treatment, granting no interviews or quotes — a play straight out of the Salander handbook.

But to celebrate her inclusion in EW‘s Entertainers of the Year issue — alongside her Social Network cast-mates — Mara emailed EW her very first dispatch from the Dragon Tattoo set in Stockholm, Sweden, poking fun at Fincher’s well-known penchant for doing dozens of takes.

“It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go,” she writes. “Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out…”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 21, 2011.

TOO FUNKY IN HERE, HOT PANTS!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA LET IT ALL HANG OUT!!! HAHA MAKEIN’ IT FUNKY!!???? HAHAHA

LOVE,
YOUR BIG BOO!!!!!!! HAHAHA PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHA

@Fio:
Like I said, I still think they should come with Bond earlier.
……..
“With both the “Batman” and “Spider-Man” franchises duking it out at the 2012 summer box-office, there is little chance of Bond 23 being pulled forward. The release schedule around the holiday season in 2012 is light, with the only two major releases (“Monsters, Inc. 2″ and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II”) penciled in for November 2012.”
http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/bond_23_report_dec10.php3?t=&s=&id=02737

GET ON UP LIKE A XESMACHINE???????!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA DID U SAVE ANY FOR ME???????!!!!!! HAHAHAHA PARTY!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
NO????!!!!! HAHAHA

If Daniel finishes Dragon Tattoo until spring in next year so he would jump on Bond, on condition if writers finish their uncompleted script.
It is up to Babs Broccolli if she will want to hurry up after that all she had to postpone shooting Bond in the summer this year. I would say she cannot already wait more time.
2011 is a perfect year for Bond and perfect time to make money, Daniel also plays in Dragon Tattoo, so it would be a double success, and profit for him.

just wait how MGM solves it with Bond and maybe they will surprise us again and again like before. Situation in MGM was different every day, all expected the worse things for MGM and they also expected Bond to appear in 2014 but it turned to the way I preddicted, MGM still lives and stands on its own feet with help of new financial partners and now I have to see what happens to Bond, I dont think the release in 2012 for Bond is the final say, it really depends on them and how they decide. Hobbit starts first and its obvious Bond follows him.

is the perfect year, 50th annivesary.
And for a 2011 release is way too late to start right now.
QoS started filming in January for a November release and it turned out to be a little mess and Forster said he was in a hurry to cut it and that showed.
They won’t make that mistake again and I happily wait to get another gem like Casino Royal.

@SNOWBALL:
HAHAHA PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHA
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Yea, Techno-Rock Party and Gothic style, its me. hehe.
BUCH – BUCH – BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HEHE, come to Prague to a party, you are invited, plane ticket for you is free. wink wink.

Snowball? or Thunderball with sexmaker James 007? Prepare your bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Daniel threw his pants away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@2012:
you are right, I like what you just said.
But there is a porblem, I hinted Babs Broccoli will not want to wait more time as she postponed 23.Bond two times, it was in 2009 and this year.
Now when MGM solves it so they have to make money back and they will probably hurry and when Babs gets money from new investors for Bond budget so you cannot expect her to stay at home and be lazy,
I dont believe she will be iddle and Daniel too said he want to do Bond asap.
If 2011 or 2012 – it depends on EON, MGM and new distributor. They also have to look at other films which will compete against Bond for grabbing each dollar. 2012 is not a good year for Bond for this reason that there will be other blockbusters, for example Batman is the record man in grabbing the money, he earned fantastic money and got a huge success, then Twillight come in the summer and they are in theaters for six months so they can still compete against Bond.

I vote for 2011 that is better for Bond because of money but I agree with you, if they will hurry and make Bond next year so they hardly will produce a good bondmovie. Movies made in hurry never are good.

they will no go for 2011, no way.
And believe me Barbara is not sitting at home, she has enough to do beside Bond.
And try thinking before writing: Twilight in summer will be NO competion for Bond. This is ridiculous. Even a blockbuster movie is no serious competitor after 6 weeks in the theater.

@2012:
They won’t make that mistake again and I happily wait to get another gem like Casino Royal.
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If they want to be successful with the next Bond so they need a damn very good author who created the bondmovie evoking atmosphere of CR but more dangerous, risky, elegant and brilliant. It would be more thrilling version of CR.
With the brilliant script they would made the bondmovie fastly but where is the author? If Babs found some actors for the next Bond, so she should look for some brilliant writer, maybe female writer who would co-operate with Purvis and Wade.

I don’t know whether he is suitable for the Bond villain. But Babs came in contact with Simon Russell Beale. Doesn’t it mean that an outline of Bond23 was almost decided? Yeah, I know the script has not been completed yet tho…

Stage Actor Simon Russell Beale Rumored For A Role In Bond 23

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Stage-Actor-Simon-Russell-Beale-Rumored-For-A-Role-In-Bond-23-22029.html

With things finally starting to look good for the next James Bond film, it’s only natural that the rumor mill will start up once again. This past week has seen both composer David Arnold and Kate Winslet confirm that the project will be getting into pre-production shortly and will start filming at the end of next year. Because of the long hiatus, however, we still have very little clue about the casting of the film. Daniel Craig is all but 100% set to return and we can expect that Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright and others will be returning as their characters from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. But what about the rest of the cast? Well, let the ride begin.

The British newspaper The Daily Mail reports that the production is beginning to take an interest in actor Simon Russell Beale for a role in the still untitled Bond sequel. The story claims that producer Barbara Broccoli has gone to see the stage actor twice in the West End production of Deathtrap and, making things even more interesting, Russell Beale will be starring as King Lear in director Sam Mendes’ production of the Shakespeare play that is scheduled to play the National Theatre in 2012. Also worth noting is that the actor told The Independent back in January that he has talked to Mendes about a possible role in the spy film, saying “Every actor wants to be in Bond. I’d love to be a baddie.” Deadline also says that the project may be looking at a November 2012 release date, sourcing unnamed “007 insiders,” though it’s unknown who will distribute the film.

Given the reliability of British newspapers it is entirely possible that this is all what the French call “bullshit.” Barbara Broccoli may just enjoy Deathtrap and as we’ve seen many times before, just because an actor and a director work together doesn’t mean that they are attached at the hip (see here, here, and here for reference). That said, Simon Russell Beale is a phenomenal actor that would undoubtedly knock any role out of the park, particularly as the villain. This is one of those cases where my fingers are crossed that a rumor is true.

they will no go for 2011, no way.
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Then, you can be pretty surprised if they really decide for 2011.
If they will do so, it will be a surprising slap in the face for fans and doubters in the film industry who expected Bond to be iced for years.

All thought (except me) that MGM will crash down the hill and be sold in auction and there will be dead Bond for years and now all are glad and thank in other forums it did positively for Bond, MGM is okay soon and brings Bond and other films. we have the whole December and January to learn when the release will be, if in 2011 or 2012. Jeffrey Wright, David Arnold, Kate spoke about 23.Bond, now I would love Daniel to speak too. If he will say again this: as quickly as possible. wink wink at him.

Interestingly, when writer Morgan departed so they hired another writer, Patrick Marber who joined the Bond team in the spring.
New writer surely created outline and wrote first dialogues in his script. Like Morgan started on outline and then left.

Peter Morgan said he completed his work on the Bond 23 draft between July and October last year, until his work was put on hold due to the MGM debacle.

In recent months, Daniel Craig has said he expects filming to start in late 2010, indicating a tentative release window of late 2011. Dame Judi Dench has been told to hold her diary for early 2011 to film her scenes as MI6 chief M.
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Just note.
So, Morgan was hired to work on a script in July and Daniel expected filming in December, so Morgan had a half year for writing. Right?
So they are able to work fast and in a hurry, hmmmm, Machers!
If Marber, Purvis and Wade were not iddle but found some version of the story, prepapred at least outline and first dialogues so they would make a more massive job.

I am not sure if Bond comes in 2011 or 2012 but I am sure with one thing what Daniel will do as he starts to work on Bond again:
he will do this: “Satsuki! Come back, we have to make premiers!”
Crying Satsuki will do this: ” Oh yes, Daniel! I I do all what you wish!” (she put a sardonic smile).
http://www.truveo.com/search?query=daniel%20craig#daniel%20craig

whenever I watch this video I have to laugh at Satsuki who rolled her eyes with saying: Yes! or at the end of the video she grimaced like an ape.
http://www.tv.com/video/10395312/the-academy-awards–red-carpet-fashion-at-the-81st-academy-awards-daniel-craig

@Daniel Fan:
nice pic like this video, they are showing his eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAFfo_dtBWg

DF–thx! awesome pic. it looks as if he was “caught” in a “real” moment.. It is amazing to me that he did this movie and has it in his legacy so that his mind can go back there and hopefully remind him of what can happen to fame-ridden people, not only actors too.he really could become that character if he loses his balance and I hope he has the weeping picture somewhere important in his house, in his foyer, or the loo, or hallway into the pool?….or Ms. Woods’ show collection. Are there times where “we” know he isn’t acting? hhhmmm…maybe his mum/dad know? maybe.

Thx Fio—and she EMAILED that to EW? yes, she discusses her nip ring? I guess she can because her body won’t be hers during this next 3 years…so, what the f**k, I would say. But damnnn, I would have Dan blow on those for me to keep my nips warm!!!!!!!!!!!!! and how do we know she really emailed them? only them? and how did they get her email? strange.
DFCity—yea, I watched all those with my mum–she knew which shows to watch!!!! wow—Sammy Davis…I forgot that one…he was a good guy in that episode…funny. .

Dan was and is now an midwestern cowboy,,,,why would he say he had to “learn how to ride”….does he mean, more prolific riding or show riding? hhmmm.

Mendel—are you in a snow storm?

TO THE HARDEST WORKING MAN IN SHOW BUSINESS, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
” I FEEL GOOD.” THAT’S ALL FOLKS!!!!! HAHAHA GOOD-BYE!!! IT’S BEEN A REAL GAS!!!!! HAHAHA

@Fio:
“It’s -9 degrees Celsius. 37 takes down, only about 42 more to go,” she writes. “Every time he says, ‘Okay, last one,’ I fall for it. Every. Single. Time. If only I could get this damn shrug right, then maybe I could go inside and my nipple ring would have time to thaw out…”
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Jezus María…… That Rooney Mara revealed really interesting points of her handbook, oooh… I am amazed.
So I waited for some thrilling news from the set and look, Mara showed what she had written in her diary… er ya, ehm, she is really Salander…

IT’S BEEN A REAL GAS!!!!! HAHAHA
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FULL GAS!

Hi Guinness

“Mendel—are you in a snow storm?”

Not quite, but it is nearly freezing my nips off here, too! And you really wanted to know this, lol.

“But damnnn, I would have Dan blow on those for me to keep my nips warm!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Yes! Wish I had Dan to keep me warm here, too!

“and hopefully remind him of what can happen to fame-ridden people, not only actors too”

Absolutely. Fame and money can really mess with your head if you don’t have people who help you keeping your feet firmly on the ground.

Still catching up with all the links, but the ‘c’ comment was funny. While we all were so polite and talked about ‘gun positioning’, this poster said it straight out *grin*

And Freezy is definitely one of the craziest cats I know! Brilliant! He should have his own blog!

Thanks Fio and DF for all the great links and pics :)

And Fio…the World Cup 2018 decision…HRMPH!

Daniel is in NYC? @ 12/04/2010 at 9:02 pm

… Just spotted Daniel Craig inside Burberry store on Rodeo Drive! He’s even hotter in person!!
21 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry
http://twitter.com/deestylista/status/11232867661123584

Daniel is in NYC? @ 12/04/2010 at 9:16 pm

Woops. Sorry, Daniel is in LA?

http://dandwh.wordpress.com/2010/12/04/ohhhhhh-daniel/

Ohhhhhh Daniel
So I’m having this conversation with friends about the trend toward Cowboy books in romance writing. One writer we know actually writes “Cowboy Kink”. I wasn’t getting. I mean I went through my “Urban Cowboy” phase. I have asked more than one guy “Are you a “REAL” Cowboy” I wanted to dance to “Can I Have This Dance” at my wedding . But that phase passed just as it did for the rest of the world I thought.

Then I start writing and I am looking at these sites that sell romance novels and the phase is apparently back. So this was my state of mind when I go see the Deathly Hollows. I am watching the previews when who should appear on the screen in full glorious color, Daniel Craig in Cowboys and Aliens. Let me tell you I do not “Squeee” I did however squeal in delight, much to my sixteen year old son’s chagrin. So we have Daniel and Harrison Ford in Western wear. Ohhhh My. So Daniel as Cowboy and /or Alien, I get the cowboy craze. Okay so he is dirty but would you really mind. It also gives one the opportunity to think of him bathing…..ohhhh my.

So watch out for Cowboys and Aliens not in the theaters until next July but something to look forward to then.

And just to wrap they day up let’s throw in a shirtless pic. Found one I haven’t posted yet. Enjoy.

Daniel and Harrison…you know, James Bond has fought against Indiana Jones. IMO his mustache was awful, but his action scenes always have been amazing. I can feel pain, I can feel fear, I get the suspense and danger from working every piece of action and the character’s reactions. He is able to make beats that create a rhythm for the fight. His rhythm builds mood and supports tension. Those things make for a riveting scene :)
Young Indy vs. Schiller (Daniel Craig)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltHT4FgdjZM

to 2012
“is the perfect year, 50th annivesary.”
Yeah, I think so too! And Daniel doesn’t play Blomkvist if there is no MGM crisis, huh? That’s ‘All is well that ends well’ :)
Hi, DF
Thanks for the Danness pic. Like everyone said, Daniel looks like a warmhearted man :)

Hi, Guinness
“how do we know she really emailed them? only them? and how did they get her email?”
The Rooney fan site carries her e-mail address. Maybe EW was persistent in questions. I guess Rooney is a witty amusing person who makes jokes as well as Daniel :)
Ah…that’s SHOW BIZ! But strictly speaking, It is not even a leak. MGM had already announced it a month ago!

- Green Celebrity Network

Movie News: James Bond 007 new movie release date leaked to boost video game sales?
Movie News!

James Bond 007 movie fans are getting psyched after a movie news leak announcement [Dec. 4, 2010] that there is an anticipated new movie release date for the next installment of the spy thriller action adventure film has been decided for 2012. The insider announcement from Deadline.com shared the following details about the next James Bond film just in time to help boost holiday video game sales.

Deadline London, an online gossip arts and entertainment news site that claims to have an insider track on the spy thriller movie series writes:

There’s still no official word. But I’m hearing from 007 insiders that production should start on the next James Bond movie — “Bond 23″ — towards the end of next year for release November 2012. Makes sense since MGM’s future is now sorting itself out what with the pre-packaged bankruptcy getting approval, and Spyglass taking over studio filmmaking, and star Daniel Craig finishing his film commitments.
The site reveals, “The actor began work on the Hollywood remake of the Swedish original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo as soon as he completed shooting Cowboys and Aliens in a nifty bit of schedule coordination between two studios and James Bond rights holders Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson.

They go on to say:

Adding to the mix is that yet another James Bond videogame which had been held up because of the uncertainty recently got the go-ahead. Meanwhile, the latest 007 vidgame is for sale this Christmas.
James Bond movie fans are some of the most loyal movie series watchers in the industry. As such, it is already assumed in advance than any new movie put out that promotes the adventures of the fictional character British spy and his latest exotic car will be a Blockbuster hit.

Knowing a hot new movie with ultra sexy and fit celebrity Daniel Craig will come out in the fall gives theater goers one great action adventure flick to plan to see with visiting relatives just in for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays and a warm place to look forward to spending a cold afternoon or evening.

This week, Target is featuring the video game Golden Eye 007 for the Nintendo Wii on sale and store employees say it has been a popular holiday gift item.

The video game was first released back in 1997 as a first person shooter game and most movie fans bought it to play on their Play Station or PS2.

Amazon.com reports the game series for all game station variations has been a top seller ever since, and amused many generations with its graphics and Bond theme. As such, the new 2010 version of Golden Eye is expected to continue to make holiday news for the video game industry as parents buy games for themselves, teen children, and due to the historical nature of the James Bond saga the game might even make it into Santa’s red bag to show up as a surprise gift at Christmas time for tech savvy grandparents.

Hi, Mendel
The word was that England will come out on top in 2018 WC, but England were knocked out in the first round of voting with only two votes. Doh!!! What’s going on?! Who were at the bottom of the scheme?! Wow, it’s just like the James Bond movie! lol
What a complete and utter sham

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3257805/What-a-complete-and-utter-sham.html

“If you had given the script to the director of the new James Bond movie, he would have turned it down and accused it of being too far-fetched. England beat The Living Daylights out of their rival bids, but were still met by Dr No. Unbelievable.”
Three Lions left feeling slighted and small

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2010/1204/1224284777706.html

“And what of Beck’s grandad, Joe? It was an inspired piece of rhetoric on Beckham’s part to invoke the spirit of his grandfather – even if it inadvertently implied that his old man did bugger all to help him with his football. Beck’s time in Hollywood has not been wasted; on the strength of this screen test, he could give Daniel Craig a run for his money when the next Bond casting comes around.”

Yeah, I think so too! And Daniel doesn’t play Blomkvist if there is no MGM crisis, huh?
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Hope you know that Daniel initially turned down a part of Blomkvist and also initially turned down the role of 007. Huh?
Interestingly, with no hesitation he accepted FOAF and Dream House.

Now look at him how he changed his mind: “[on first hearing he had the role of James Bond) When [Bond producer Barbara Broccoli] rang me to tell me I’d got the part, I was buying dishwashing tablets in Whole Foods. I promptly dropped them and went and bought a bottle of vodka!”

[On the delayed sequel to Quantum of Solace (2008)] “The new Bond movie is on hold but I am champing at the bit to get going on it as quickly as possible. I love playing Bond – I don’t want to be away from it for too long.”

First, today he refuses it and tomorrow loves it, hypocrite…

he didn’t say “yes” to Bond at the first approach and he has explained it a billion times…if they hadn’t changed the whole appearance of the series, if it wouldn’t have been the very start of double O, he would not have taken over. It was the new interpretation, the lack of the cheesy and silly one liners, the serious touch that attracted Daniel to the role.
That’s not “hypocrite”, that just showes a real affection to the role and interpretation of Fleming’s character.

Bond 23 Going Into Production Summer 2011?

While reporting on the fact that a movie version of The Hunger Games trilogy of novels is gearing up for production, Deadline.com notes that original director Sam Mendes has dropped out of the production and the reason is that he’s clearing his slate for Bond 23.
Writes Deadline, “Mendes bowed out of contention last Friday, and I’m told it was because the MGM picture is clearing up and it looks like production on 007 could begin by late summer or early fall, 2011 with Mendes at the helm and Daniel Craig back in the Aston Martin.”

That should be something of a relief to 007 fans and another sign of how crowded summer 2012 is really getting to be (with, among many others, Star Trek 2 and The Avengers coming out during that period as well).

it says late summer / early fall 2011, that’s just the way it has been before with most of the Bond movies…..they start end of 2011 with actual FILMING to get ready for a late 2012 release.

Give it up, Gina, you are really ANNOYING!

to Binacy @ 12/05/2010 at 2:09 pm

why the hell do you quote an article from comicbookmovie.com from SEPTEMBER????? Those dates mentioned there are no longer in discussion. This was written long before MGM got the 29837. extension to get their S*H*I*T* together. We all KNOW how it worked out: BOND 23 in NOVEMBER 2012.

i love the comment…. “…and just like that she is no longer hot”…

http://www.thesuperficial.com/olivia-wilde-in-flaunt-12-2010/1203-olivia-wilde-flaunt-01

to Fio

Love that shirtless pic *grin*

“The word was that England will come out on top in 2018 WC, but England were knocked out in the first round of voting with only two votes. Doh!!!”

There is a lot of talk about corruption, and the BBC aired a documentary about corruption in FIFA about two weeks ago – some people blame the BBC for ruining England’s chances by broadcasting it before the vote (but could they have withheld the information? I don’t think so).

Hi Guinness

hahahaha, I like the ‘I’ve got an itch’ comment – it does remind me of something ;)

excellent–you are awake before tomorrow…good for you!! :-)

The New Y Times had a big article on what you speak of Mendel…It sounds like the Olympic fiascos!! “politics” involved, big money influences.

Hilarious itching point!! I would run my nails over any itch that man has!!! For hours!!!

ah-oh, Homer is on, be back in a minute!!! you still around? Snowed in? Seen Dan?

This week dan is supposed to be in Canads, is he?

reshoots are scheduled for the 10th December onwards

“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was approached by a representative of the James Bond franchise.”
Wow, seize the opportunity! lol

Next James Bond film to be set in WikiLeaks bunker

http://www.deadseriousnews.com/?p=642

After PayPal shut down their account, WikiLeaks has struck a deal with the producers of the next James Bond film said to be worth in excess of $1 million.
Unable to collect much needed donations when PayPal closed their account, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was approached by a representative of the James Bond franchise. The Cold War era bunker inside a Swedish mountain is said to be the “perfect location for a James Bond movie.” Daniel Craig, who will be playing James Bond again, is said to have been personally moved by the role WikiLeaks played in the pardon of Percy Cummings and was “absolutely devastated” by PayPal’s decision.

Julian Assange has agreed to a small role in the new film for an additional $250,000. Anna Chapman, the Russian business woman who was deported to her home country from the U.S. for spying, is also up for a small role. Chapman is currently working on a pornographic biography of Mata Hari in which she is in the starring role.

I assume you know that deadseriousnews.com is a satirical site.

Would be a great Bond location, though! LOL

to Bianca
“Hope you know that Daniel initially turned down a part of Blomkvist and also initially turned down the role of 007. Huh?
Interestingly, with no hesitation he accepted FOAF and Dream House.”
“First, today he refuses it and tomorrow loves it, hypocrite…”
Agh…Sorry, I cannot follow/understand your logic…
Not that Daniel accepted FOAF/DH cuz he changed his mind, I think.
And TGWTDT/C&A are the big-blockbuster projects beyond comparison with FOAF. You know Daniel is an A-lister, but he cannot to decide such a serious matter by himself. Above all else, we know, he’s soooooo happy cuz he really really has wanted to play Blomkvist.
Yeah, you’re right, Daniel also is eager to play Bond, so he is trying to maintain several works at the same time. I really LOVE his Bond, and so I believe that TGWTDT becomes his representative work either :)
If I remember rightly, you must have been pleased with Daniel playing Blomkvist. But when Rooney was cast in the role of Lisbeth, you changed your mind…right?
Hi, Mendel
“some people blame the BBC for ruining England’s chances by broadcasting it before the vote”
Gee, it’s barking up the wrong tree that they blame the BBC on some pretext or other :(
We are sick and tired of FIFA corruption all the time. We know their deal always reeks of corruption. Beckenbauer and Platini really love football, but I think those rumors don’t pass away even if they become Chairman of FIFA. There are indeed a lot of deep-rooted problems.
“Love that shirtless pic *grin*”
Yeah! Daniel has such the beautiful and firm EROTIC muscles. *droll* I always have a good supply of tissues in my pockets! lol
to to FIO
Yeah, I know. But that idea isn’t so bad. JUST TIMELY! Don’t think so?
I think their idea is definitely worth thinking about! lol

HOly shitbawls Fio!! I was totally wiggin’ when I was reading the brilliant satirical article about Dan/Bond franchise wondering about the role of Bond and Assssanger.

truely remarkable…I LOVE Alec. since red october…he had me at hellow!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alec-baldwin/hang-him-from-the-rafters_b_792054.html

What is a p0rnobiography??? Hilarious…and Wikileaks bunker?? Hilarious. but scary for them–it isn’t looking so good if you get ALL the kids on the playground mad at you….your allies are…whom? The popular kids are mad at you, the bullies are mad at you, the goth people in Sweden are mad at you, the underdogs are too influenced to help you, where to go? MOM!! …. At least Assssanger can go “down under” to his place of birth—maybe the dingos will care for him. Maybe Huge can play a part in Dan’s film for the Asssanger!!! wow.

Anyway—Go Dan!!! He will be going from snow to snow!! yyyyyyyeeeee haw! Has anyone interviewed him yet for any of his movies? No. So when the premeires come out, that is when he does the talking for all the projects?? I have so many questions!! Why can’t he just blog, twitter, or send emails like all celebrities. oh, yeah. not into that. He must have to “get it all out, what’s in his head”. I will interview him while all the moments are still fresh. I just need a journalist job. I would love to write for the deadserious site!!!

Hi Fio! Are you in snow? You have given away a little of your location and i think you should be??

Daniel is Hot @ 12/06/2010 at 11:21 am

Guinness you ask if Daniel will be going from snow to snow? Maybe, it depends on here he is. Today Toronto is -5 degrees C with light snow, London is -3 degrees C with sun, and Stockholm is -2 degrees C with clouds. That is what the internet tells me, don’t get mad at me if you live in those places and it is off. Toronto is the best place in Canada for him, as it does not alway get too cold with too much snow, but then it could change in a minute. Heavens forbit that Daniel would blog or twitter. Not something he does. He may email people but I don’t know about that. He has not emailed me yet. Come on Dan, waiting to hear from you.

Daniel is Hot @ 12/06/2010 at 11:21 am

Guinness you ask if Daniel will be going from snow to snow? Maybe, it depends on here he is. Today Toronto is -5 degrees C with light snow, London is -3 degrees C with sun, and Stockholm is -2 degrees C with clouds. That is what the internet tells me, don’t get mad at me if you live in those places and it is off. Toronto is the best place in Canada for him, as it does not alway get too cold with too much snow, but then it could change in a minute. Heavens forbit that Daniel would blog or twitter. Not something he does. He may email people but I don’t know about that. He has not emailed me yet. Come on Dan, waiting to hear from you.

These pics which are already known. I love the fourth pic <3
http://www.svd.se/kulturnoje/nyheter/har-ar-rooney-mara-som-salander_5482963.svd
Hi, Guinness
Bond cooperate with CIA, and they corners Assange. But he cannot play Assange in future if Daniel murders him. Oh, I am in a terrible dilemma. lol

to Daniel is Hot @ 12/06/2010 at 11:35 am

may I asked how old you are? You really sound like a 12 year old girl….LOL

yes, and as soon as he arrives in Toronto Daniel will be followed around by a group of group with cameras all hoping for that one shot. you know, the one with him and Rachel together proving that they are a couple. so much for privacy.

there will be several shots of Daniel and Rachel anyway

@To 389:

seems as if at least the paps in London are not that interested. He was in London since a few days and went in and out of his house. Nobody took a pic, ok maybe he had digged his way out like a mole

“Hope you know that Daniel initially turned down a part of Blomkvist and also initially turned down the role of 007. Huh?
Interestingly, with no hesitation he accepted FOAF and Dream House.”
“First, today he refuses it and tomorrow loves it, hypocrite…”
Agh…Sorry, I cannot follow/understand your logic…
Not that Daniel accepted FOAF/DH cuz he changed his mind, I think.
And TGWTDT/C&A are the big-blockbuster projects beyond comparison with FOAF. You know Daniel is an A-lister, but he cannot to decide such a serious matter by himself. Above all else, we know, he’s soooooo happy cuz he really really has wanted to play Blomkvist.
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it was simple to understand. he initially turned down 007 and Blomkvist and then changed his mind. he almost missed his the most important roles, that is what I wanted to say.
like I said before, interestingly he “with no hesitation” accepted FOAF Invasion, Dream House. So… it shows he says yes to bad materials like Dream House and almost said no to better projects like 007 or Blomkvist. I try to find out why he is accepting bad materials and sometimes refuses better projects. The only explanation came from him and it was like he wants to make a smaller movie after finishing a bigger movie and get harmony of it but it still does not explain his choices, but of course, like other actors he does bad and good movies.

If I remember rightly, you must have been pleased with Daniel playing Blomkvist. But when Rooney was cast in the role of Lisbeth, you changed your mind…right?
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Yeah, I said that Daniel will get a part into his pocket. wink.
I was surprised when he initially refused Blomkvist but it was revealed why he did it. It was at that time when he found himself in tenuous situation because of Bond and waited for answer if they start Bond or not. They postponed Bond and he took Blomkvist.

as for Rooney, there did not happen any change in my opinion or something like that. I tell you how it was exactly: when the girls hunted a role of Salander, so I commented all girls of the audition and I said about Rooney she would win the role. But it didnt mean I agreed with her winning, ok? then it comes to me suspicious she is silent and there are no photos from Dragon Tattoo set. not good sign.

if Murray could see this girl who would fit to Salander perfectly he would galumph.
http://nd04.jxs.cz/300/731/e3688eec6e_67656872_o2.jpg

Daniel aka Blomkvist:
http://nd04.jxs.cz/383/918/990eddd0c1_67657026_o2.jpg

Daniel Fan @ 12/06/2010 at 2:53 pm

http://www.svd.se/kulturnoje/nyheter/spelet-bakom-millennium-avslojat_5782933.svd
The game behind the “Millennium” revealed
An old Lisbeth Salander.
Limited release of the Swedish film.
Lower age limit.
Three requirements that Sony stood for the Hollywood version of “Millennium”.

18 people in a hotel for three days in January in New York.

It was they who got avslutna the protracted negotiations on the Hollywood remake of “Men Who Hate Women”.

During the meeting industry Movie Convention 10 in Piteå other day told Soren Staermose on Yellow Bird, producer of the Swedish “Millennium”-films, and frankly for the first time the entire history of the game behind the scenes when the Swedish film was American.

- We had many offers from around Europe, such as Luc Besson’s company Euro Corp. Several large directors were interested. But we got cocky. Since books are only sold and sold, we thought the time was with us, not against. So we chose Hollywood Way, says Staermose.

- We wanted to make a great, great movie. There is much in the book that is hard shot, such as flashbacks in the 1960s and environments throughout the world. We were curious about what would happen if we got into a really big budget.

Among the Hollywood Giants as early an interest in the film were Jerry Bruckheimer (“Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Top Gun”) and Dino De Laurentiis (“King Kong”, “Blue Velvet”).

- But when they heard what we were calling for the rights they said “He he, forget it.” Then came (producer) Scott Rudin in, he had been instructed to watch the movie for several studios, including Sony.

According Staermose was partly chance to thank that it was just Sony that tackled the project.

- They had booked a release date for a feature film, the new “Spider-Man” movie, in December 2011. When it was created by a gap. It was really nice, and very unusual, to be let in the door.

Another coincidence, Sony head Michael Lynton, who sits in the Swedish media company Modern Times’s board, to visit Stockholm in the middle of the Millennium hysteria.

- All posters around town aroused his curiosity, he read the book – and became obsessed.

But a final agreement with Sony sat deep. In January this year, there was still no contract. This was solved with a summit in New York.

- It was Yellow Bird, Stieg Larsson’s family, the publishing house Norstedts and Sony. Altogether we were 18 people in the room which the majority were lawyers. For three days we trimmed out all the legal issues. It was an incredible hassle.

Among the major contentious issues were Lisbeth Salander. Sony wanted her to be played by an older actress.

- It’s because they wanted a big star in the role, and they are often a bit older, otherwise they have not had time to become stars. But we managed to agree there too.

Now is the recording in full swing, with the relatively untested Rooney Mara and Bond actor Daniel Craig in the lead roles. Soren Staermose and Yellow Bird is co-producers, but in a much more reserved role than in the Swedish film.

- We see the dailies and have some comments on the script sometimes. It’s a luxury problem, we have all the fun and avoid the pains.

When the TT spectra to ask further questions after Soren Staermoses lecture he declines politely but firmly.

- I’m afraid I already said too much. Everything is still very secret. They get mad if I say another word.

Here are some of the major points of contention in the “Millennium” negotiations, with comments by Soren Staermose:

+ The American film’s age

- We demanded that the film would be “R-rated” (no children under 17 without an adult). I think this is the first time Sony makes a big bet that is not permitted from 13 years.

+ Movie Length

- Sony did not make it longer than 90 to 100 minutes, but we argued that it was impossible to tell the story of this length and had director David Fincher with us. We got our own way.

+ Legal disputes between Stieg Larsson’s partner Eva Gabrielsson and his father and brother:

- There was a large American nervousness around Eva Gabrielsson. She was much in the newspapers there, and Sony was afraid that the dispute would have a project to stop. Everything was already settled under Swedish law, but they were still worried.

+ Fear of the Swedish version would “kill” the U.S.:

- Sony wanted to limit the display of the Swedish film to the first Sweden, then Scandinavia, and finally Europe. But in the end, we agree there too.

so you saw him?? are you his stalker?.. just kidding. i would do the same after weeks of no pics etc.

She didn’t see him because he is NOT a mole—he is a stallion!! ‘how bout it peeps???
Hi Fio….i have to drive home in 4 inches of snow. and it is still coming down(DIH–we are getting “ploughed” with snow—white x-mas!!!)… I asss-umed he was going to get snow in Toronto too. (lake effect always nasty over there??).,

wow. no news/pic makes guinness sad :(

what is the fixation site?

…I meant, what is on the fixation site today…i will go check.

thx DF—but this is going to generate big bucks no matter all the worries…..it “targets” all audiences, minus the minor age group mind you. *whoa*. So it is all drama…Eva will gain monetary rights from HER story and HER play she will write…and I will probably be interested because that story is just as interesting!! (maybe-i dont know).

~G, snowy snowy snowy–not supposed to stop ’till thursday. EXCITING>

Millenium books @ 12/06/2010 at 6:10 pm

@Daniel Fan:
I am wondering where is the 4th book hid as they say this book exists.
Does Eva G. have 5th book saved at least in her head when not at computer? Interesting, Larsson planned to make 10 books.

Hi Guinness

“I would run my nails over any itch that man has!!! For hours!!!
ah-oh…”

LOL! Yes, same here :)

to Fio,

love the deadseriousnews article, and want Guinness to get a job there *grin*

to DiH

“Come on Dan, waiting to hear from you.”

Yes, aren’t we all *sigh* A new pic would be nice, too!

to Daniel Fan

Interesting article! I think an older actress for Lisbeth would only have worked if she looked much younger. The book states that Lisbeth looks like a teenager.

to Guinness

“he is NOT a mole—he is a stallion!!”

Must be a snow white stallion, then he won’t be spotted in all the snow we are having here!

“i have to drive home in 4 inches of snow. and it is still coming down”

4 inches? And I though we have it bad here! Stay safe!

No Dan news here, we seem to be talking about the weather non-stop!

Daniel Fan @ 12/07/2010 at 5:52 am

Hi Guinness,
“i have to drive home in 4 inches of snow. and it is still coming down”
Only 4 inches?? Here in my part of Sweden we have this much :)
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/6408/dsc00141bq.jpg
“I would run my nails over any itch that man has!!! For hours!!!
ah-oh…”
You and me both ;) Here you have a picture so you can imagine running your nails over him hehe
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/2130162150/sexy-dose-of-daniel?ref=nf

Gee, I cannot post the link!!! I try it once again…
So The Mother is one of my favorite movies. Darren was indeed nasty, but smokin’ hot!

ROGER MICHELL: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

http://thehollywoodinterview.blogspot.com/2010/12/roger-michell-hollywood-flashback.html

(extract)

Daniel Craig had to be many things at once in the film. How did you help him develop his performance?

Well, we rehearsed the film for a couple of weeks before shooting. But he had a very instant, instinctive understanding of his character. You’re very perceptive to say that he had to be lots of things, because he had to be the healer, the friend, the lover, the generous person, and, at the same time, he also had to be the bad man, the selfish man, the addict, the crazy, the man without control, the loser. And he has this great ability as an actor to play two things at once. He plays sweet and kind and gentle with his face, but with his eyes he plays, “Get me out of here, I’m going crazy.” And it’s a good tension to have as an actor.

When shooting the love scenes between Anne and Daniel, did you do a lot of talking beforehand or did you kind of just let them go with it?

We did a lot of talking. I think with any love scene, I find it much better to talk it all out with the actors way in advance of shooting: Where the camera is going to be. Who is going to be doing what to whom with which bit of their body. What the shot list is. What the story of the scene is. It’s only with that kind of rigorous pragmatism that you can overcome their nerves about it. I think the worst thing you can say to an actor is, “There’s a bed. You go over there and do your think. We’ll kind of be over here somewhere with a camera.” I think that’s truly scary. I think by really nailing it down, so to speak, you can really liberate them to feel confident and free to pretend they’re having sex. And I think all good sex scenes have lots of story. These scenes [in The Mother] are very particular. It’s the story of a man whose primary aim is to give sexual pleasure to a much older woman without necessarily having a great time himself. That makes the scenes interesting to shoot and worth putting in the film.

‘Girl with Dragon Tattoo’ Update: Rooney Mara Teases Nipple Ring; 79 Fincher Takes
http://blog.moviefone.com/2010/12/06/girl-with-dragon-tattoo-rooney-mara-nipple-ring/
“There you have it. The famously obsessive and meticulous Fincher is up to his usual painful filmmaking techniques (it’s been reported that the opening scene of ‘The Social Network’, which also featured Mara, was filmed utilizing upwards of 90 takes) and Ms. Mara has a nipple ring … that may or may not eventually become one of the more talked-about on-screen character accessories of 2011.”
I heard David Fincher is a perfectionist. Maybe David Fincher appreciates Rooney’s talent.
Hi, DF
Thanks for the article/pic.
“Sony wanted her to be played by an older actress.
- It’s because they wanted a big star in the role, and they are often a bit older, otherwise they have not had time to become stars. But we managed to agree there too.”
“Sony did not make it longer than 90 to 100 minutes, but we argued that it was impossible to tell the story of this length and had director David Fincher with us. We got our own way.”
Oh, SONY, SONY, SONY!!!!! lol
It’s no wonder SONY should say such a thing. As for Rooney, it’s a bit of a gamble.

Hi, Guinness
“Hi Fio! Are you in snow? You have given away a little of your location and i think you should be??”
Nah, the climate here is very mild, and snow seldom falls even in winter. But the rain changed into snow yesterday. Now I want to be wrapped up in a warm blanket…with Dan :)
Hi, Mendel
“Must be a snow white stallion, then he won’t be spotted in all the snow we are having here!”
I’m able to fire imagination…you know, he’s a stable horse! lol
Look, he threw us a seductive look :)
http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i372/hothunkguy/Danielsorrowfulface.jpg
Hi, DiH
to DiH
I wonder if you received my e-mail on Dec 5, since I have not heard anything from you yet.
from DC

Snow Problem Sends Jim Sheridan’s ‘Dream House’ to Reshoots
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/snow-problem-sends-jim-sheridans-57120

“We went to Toronto in January and it didn’t snow one day that month. And the entire movie is set in a snow storm.”

WHISTLER, British Columbia — Irish director Jim Sheridan is looking wistfully out of a hotel window in Whistler, B.C. as falling snow blankets the picturesque Canadian ski resort.

Sheridan is conducting a Canadian Film Center screenwriting workshop here after the fluffly white stuff, or more precisely, the lack thereof, last January cursed the original shoot in Toronto for his psychological thriller Dream House, the Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz-starrer set for reshootsin March 2011.

“We went to Toronto in January and it didn’t snow one day that month. And the entire movie is set in a snow storm,” he explained.

Even worse, in Connecticut, where the supernatural thriller for Universal Pictures is set, it snowed heavily from January to March last winter, Sheridan recalled.

The additional footage — mostly snowy footprints and shots out of car windows — was to be shot in Toronto this week.

But the reshoots have now been postponed to March after Craig couldn’t get away from the set of David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in Sweden at the same time that Weisz was free from the London set of Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea.

And Dream House co-star Naomi Watts is in Thailand top-lining the tsunami disaster movie The Impossible, opposite Ewan McGregor.

With all three actors better placed to gather in Toronto for reshoots next March, Universal Pictures has pushed the theatrical release of Dream House from Morgan Creek Productions from February 2011 to later in the year.

Sheridan added that recent test screenings revealed he needs another two or three scenes for Dream House to better explain the movie to audiences.

“It’s actually more information we need, to give the audience information earlier in the movie, he explained.

Dream House sees Weisz play the wife of a New York publishing executive (Craig), who relocates his family to a quaint New England town, only to discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her two children.

“I’m happy enough with it. It will be a good movie. But it’s a very unusual story-line that’s sometimes hard to negotiate,” Sheridan explained.

“At base, it’s a big love story. On top of that, it’s a genre horror story. On top of that, it’s a psychological thriller. There’s a lot of strands to keep in the air,” he added.

Postponing the reshoots to March allowed Sheridan to come west this week to the Whistler Film Festival to fulfill a pledge to Norman Jewison and mentor three screenwriters at the Canadian Film Center.

Sheridan completed the workshop with Blake Corbett and his script for the film Mighty Lion, Katherine Collins with her The Berliner script, and Garfield Lindsay Miller with a script for Bitter Pills.

“I was really surprised at the level of all of the scripts. Usually it’s a real headache as you have something rather undeveloped. But each was in an advanced stage of development,” Sheridan said.

The Irish director also welcomed a break from Dream House, and a remake of I Claudius that he will direct for Relativity Media.

“It takes your mind off what you’re working on, and then it flashes like a light what you should do with the other one, because you’re not paying attention,” Sheridan explained.

“So for me it’s a great little break and a bit of fun,” he added.

Looks like another slow Dan day. Thanks to Fio for all your digging! Hope everyone is staying warm in all the cold and snow!

D.C. Girl @ 12/07/2010 at 6:54 pm

Fio thank you for posting the article about Daniel’s role in The Mother.
It’s one of my favorite movies that he was in. I thought his acting was superb. Hoipe to see new pictures of him soon. Keep digging girls!

to Daniel Fan

Woah, that’s some snow! Compared to that, our little bit of white stuff is…erm…yeah, little bit of fluff…

And thanks for the daily dose of sexy *grin*

to Fio

“you know, he’s a stable horse! lol”

A breeding horse ;)

“the reshoots have now been postponed to March after Craig couldn’t get away from the set of David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in Sweden at the same time that Weisz was free from the London set of Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea.”

Ah, so that means…that Dan is not in Toronto right now. Unless he is visiting DiH to make up for the lack of emails…:)

Hi Guinness,

everything ok? Or are you snowed in?

Mendel–yes the book said Liz looked like a teenager, but she didn’t have to be a teenager so all this hoopla is really tiresome to get the character correct. Hell, the hollywood screenwriters are going to hack it somehow anyway correct? …Larsssssen really hit some awful things associated with womens’ lives. No woman would describe another woman like that unless it was to instantly degrade in a flippant situation. Some of what he wrote really distracts me and how did he know as a man that the thought of having flat chest was demeaning as all hell toward a woman? I really haven’t heard anyone with this description unless they FELT like that—Eva had to have written some of this because it is toooo innate, too personal for a man to ever feel insulted like that so as to describe it in a book. I could probly make a case for Eva!!! deadserious, man!! ok, done.

anyway…thx for the fixation post…damn he is cut nicely. some men just have icky muscles that look too contrived or too sculpted…he did just the right amount and balance in every section of his body. ohmygash….and i could take him shaved or with the fur!!! dammmmmmmmmn. the snow is melting outside my window!!!

the reshoot saga seems interesting…they need to “reshoot to better explain the storyline”….nice. good luck with getting everyone together–March should be realllly warmer out. Hey! I am sure that is where he would want to spend his b-day.

cheers everyone…Mendel–so, what you are saying by avoiding the questions and denying that you even read it, was that you didn’t see Daniel in London with me, nor with Racheal or even Sats, is that correct?
And if you have changed your password in the past 30 days,you need to contact your local branch for the new user code formulation. good luck with that and x-mas shopping online. ahhhhhhhh Drink! Drink! Feck!
:)

um, sorry about that last post…i really need an adult night out. I mean, with adults, that didn’t sound right…
Thank you for your concern my friend. Just a little late again–seems about the same time as you again. No Toronto, yep. I was thinking he needed the telephone booth from Dr Who with all the sightings again!!! Seriously, if one was in the outskirts filming in Sweden, how easy is it to fly in and out of that country and to get back to where they were filming each time. I would cry and made sure all my technology worked!!! (no cell service in the middle of C&A???? howly crazy)

‘night Mendelguinness, and tomorrow is NOT thursday, so don’t start without me!!!!

Daniel is Hot @ 12/08/2010 at 12:14 am

I did get Dan’s emails but no he is not with me. Too bad. So now we know when he will be in the Toronto area. They will have to make more fake snow. Can’t wait to see the movie. We know the snow was fake, let’s see how real it will look in the movie. But then with Daniel in the shots, we won’t really be looking at the snow, will we. Silly me – but then I am only 12 years old.

Hey, guys! Do you want his new pic? :)

Empire New Cowboys & Aliens Poster: Daniel Craig is dark, brooding, armed

http://www.empireonline.com/news/feed.asp?NID=29663

http://twitter.com/MummyWhisperer
MummyWhisperer: Hubby has met daniel craig and david tennant so far today- totally wasted on him! #fb

PerfHappyMum: @MummyWhisperer where are they?! That would my Xmas heaven!!

MummyWhisperer: @PerfHappyMum its a charity event at his work, he’s dressed up as Robin (aka batman), & everything they make today goes to charity ..

MummyWhisperer: @PerfHappyMum … it’s so tempting to go in & hang around outside the offices, but security is tight as there are some more important peeps!

http://twitter.com/jamieb1
jamieb1: Daniel craig having breakfast at villandry. All the girls going mad!
http://twitter.com/neopeo
neopeo: Some charity event happening in broadgate circle. David tennant and some other peeps around in fancy dress #fb
neopeo: Oh maaan i just missed Prince Harry and Charles!!! And Daniel Craig earlier.

Bonds star: 007 Daniel Craig trades for charity
http://www.keenglobber.com/gossip/2010/12/08/bonds-star-007-daniel-craig-trades-for-charity/

Daniel Craig today joined celebrities making real trades —presumably on the bond markets — as part of ICAP’s annual charity day

New pic :)

Bonds star: 007 Daniel Craig trades for charity
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23905109-bonds-star-007-daniel-craig-trades-for-charity.do

As Goldfinger might have said: Mr Bond, I expect you to buy.・

Daniel Craig today joined celebrities making real trades ・presumably on the bond markets ・as part of ICAP’s annual charity day in which all profits go to about 200 charities worldwide.

Princes Charles and William were also expected to take part.

The interdealer broker has raised 」64 million since launching the day in 1993.

Alright…so he IS in London, correct? I don’t know of the places twitter was twittered. THANK YOU Fio. thnk you thnk you thx you!!! You can come to my christmas party!!! Uh, if I have one…along with Dan in a mistletoe. and Mendel and DTM and DIH.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo129/iluvguinness/just%20dan/DanCraig_415-1.jpg

He looks magnificant…..wow. what is he wearing below the suit? His signature jeans?? nekkid. who cares, he is nekkid underneath.

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/691900/new_poster_arrives_for_cowboys_aliens.html

i love this commentary! thx again Fio—-you lead me to google Dan again….i think he is probly sexily smirking. (its a word NOW!–sexily) his bod is smokin’–that is the heat going off into smog!!! …it does beg the question why the similar photo to Freddy Kruger? could they not get Dan against the vast land on his horse for a promo? oh, they needed to get the special effects of the gun to promote it isn’t a comedy. ok. i get it. riiiiight.I am just glad he is in the picture, i will quit complaining with my opinion!!

what’s shakin’ Fio? Freezy finally attacked our unarmed christmas tree. and is now sleeping inside a pumpkin bag left over from halloween. ahhh, to be a cat. to be a crazzy cat is more fun…. I have pic I can download..it takes a while. we better get another one of Dan at this charity…. how come there aren’t any??? keep diggin!!!~G

Hi, erica
Yeah, Daniel might earn the early Christmas holidays unexpectedly.
It’s nice cuz Daniel has worked hard for months :)
Hi, D.C. Girl
You know, Darren has a complex psychology. I think Daniel is able to perceive with the senses quickly cuz his abilities are very great and various.
Hi, Mendel
Oh yeah, a breeding horse!!! My unsuppressed feelings…lol
http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/im-a-celebrity.jpg

Hi, Guinness
“Larsssssen really hit some awful things associated with womens’ lives. No woman would describe another woman like that unless it was to instantly degrade in a flippant situation. Some of what he wrote really distracts me and how did he know as a man that the thought of having flat chest was demeaning as all hell toward a woman? I really haven’t heard anyone with this description unless they FELT like that—Eva had to have written some of this because it is toooo innate, too personal for a man to ever feel insulted like that so as to describe it in a book. I could probly make a case for Eva!!! deadserious, man!! ok, done.”
Have you read this article? So interesting :)
Stieg Larsson – by the woman who shared his life
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/21/stieg-larsson-eva-gabrielsson
Hi, DiH
Yeah…it’s just too bad. I cannot quite understand it. Snow problem? It’s sound like strange. They were about to reshoots in Sep at first. It much snowed in Toronto in Sep every year? IMO “the snow problem” sounds like their excuse :(
Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic. LOVE his lips…he has the sexiest lips I’ve ever seen. Mmmmmmmmm…very kissable!

it’s evening in London, I doubt hes having breakfast right now.
does sb know who else was there at this charity event? sienna was there last year..

MrMichaelWinner: Just had lunch with Nell Butler TV producer supreme in Haverstock Hill. Daniel Craig lives nearby and David Milliband walked past as we ate

macwingnut: Spotted Daniel Craig at lunch.

to @Fio
“I doubt he’s having breakfast right now.”
Nah, not ” right now”. Read twitter carefully :)

Daniel is Hot @ 12/08/2010 at 1:17 pm

Fio thanks for all your hard work finding great stuff. No matter where one films, if you depend on a certain kind of weather, there is a big chance not to get the kind of weather you want. It does not snow on demand in Toronto or anywhere else. The director must be upset, sitting in BC, seeing all the snow comintg down, thinking he will have to again make fake snow in March. Hopefully all 3 actors will be able to clean their schedule to do the reshoots in March. I am looking forward to seeing that movie and hope it turns out great!

thx for the article Fio. She is a complicated as the entire story. She has been with him for 32 years, how dare his bro and biological father—money is a powerful evil that works on your brain like an addiction. Maybe some day they will throw something her way out of spite and having too much to spend, but she won’t take it…the only way she would take anything from them would be a court of law. And rightly so the man-poops they are. And we wonder why women are *******. THat article made me so mad. Again.

ho hum. So coool Dan is home for the holiday??? And if he is home, someone would definitely be spotted WITH him, correct? who who who?

Hi DIH. Will you be going to somewhere warm after the holidays? (NYC last year wasn’t too warm, but didnt you get to Hawaii after new years?)

checking in later tonight~~ will someone call dan to see where he is eating out tonight? *holy adolescent comment I can make right now but i wont*

:-0

thx DTM…he is soooo cute!!! charity–nice!! so, why is everyone else dressed up in costumes after Halloween? to make the celebs comfortable about NOT dressing in costumes…or to make the celebs less likely to attract attention? but because everyone else IS in costume, people will notice the celebs NOT in costume. wtevr…whose idea was this anyway??
Yeah, guess what i would be dressed up in????
btw—nice sleeping beauty costume DTM!!!
Mendel–you Cinderella? Nice. realllll nice.
The Guinness Girl is NOT in any of the pictures… what would i wear…maybe I would steal Gaga’s idea of wrapping in meat–and instead swarm myself in Marmite!! *it smears, right, one would have to lick it off me, correct? DAN*

thx dtm. love you~!!!! happy snow my dear!!

Hi G….thought I’d drop in. Haven’t been here for a while.
Too much work and too little DC watching!!
See ya soon!

to Fio

Yay! Dan is in London!

Hi Guinness

“why is everyone else dressed up in costumes”

Charity events here often involve some kind of costume. Often you are greeted by a cuddly bear and hugged by some other furry animal. All in the spirit of fun, of course!

“Mendel–you Cinderella?”

No, I am the one wearing the cornflakes box ;)

Love your caption.

Must do a Sleeping Beauty and go to sleep!

second that @ 12/08/2010 at 9:03 pm

yes! daniel is in London. maybe we’ll get some new pictures.

Yes! “see ya soon” means you will drop in more? excellent! work is good too though. it helps pay the bills. and to buy hairspray drinks!!!
Mendel–you topped my marmite snarky remark! Nice going. I shall try harder next time! Love dem cornflakes…deadserious man!!!

sweet cowboy dan dreams in his hot black suit. wow again for that suit. love it as many times as he can wear it!!! ~G

see you on the other side of wednesday.

Good morning fio! hey! its thurs mendel!!

Daniel is Hot @ 12/08/2010 at 11:52 pm

Thanks for the new picture of Dan doing good works. I guess Daniel did not want to dress up as a cowboy (been there done that) He goes out in a high class circle doesn’t he – Charles and William. Good for him. Great that he has extra time off to pop home when he is not needed on set in Sweden. If he is walking around London, someone should get a few pictures of him. Guinness, no “hot” holidays for me this year but maybe a quick trip to Vegas.

Millenium books @ 12/09/2010 at 5:16 am

Sony wanted her to be played by an older actress.
- It’s because they wanted a big star in the role, and they are often a bit older, otherwise they have not had time to become stars. But we managed to agree there too.”
_________________________________________
Sony, fans and Murray imagined someone different for Salander than Rooney.
They say Rooney had the weather gauge of the girls in auditions because she worked with Fincher on the Facebook movie and Sony agreed because it was Finchers choice.

If they wanted a big star so they would hire Keira Knightley or Natalie Portman but in the end Fincher decided for starlet from Elm Street.

My opinion is the actress should be completely unknown as Fincher wish it at the beginning. Why he changed his mind and stopped looking for the European unknown girl?

No star, no starlet, but someone like was Noomi Rapace who had done some work but she was still unknown.
Noomi has an interesting origin – a half Spanish and Icelander, if there was another European with south blood and a northern marble face.. I am a Gypsy born in Central Europe and Noomi talked about her new part of a Gypsy woman and told about her meeting Gypsies… she is my sister.

to Millenium books @ 12/09/2010 at 5:33 am

You’r every ignorant. Noomi was no unknown, she was a well known actress in Sweden. Thatt you don’t knew her, doesn’t mean the Swedish audience (and the movies were originally made for Swedish TV) didn’t know her before Tattoo.

You’r every ignorant. Noomi was no unknown, she was a well known actress in Sweden. Thatt you don’t knew her, doesn’t mean the Swedish audience (and the movies were originally made for Swedish TV) didn’t know her before Tattoo.
______________________________________
I expected this comment from you.
The only ignorant one is you.
I attended forums with Swedes talking about Dragon Tattoo and other two movies and they said that they did not know Noomi until they saw her in Dragon Tattoo. That she was uknown it came from Swedes.
If you want, I post links of forums in which they said it. Director Oplev also mentioned in his interviews Noomi was uknown to the audience before Dragon Tattoo. Like I said, she had some work but STILL known to minor audience, some Swedish watchers could see her. in Stieg Larsson official site is the largest forum and fans say the same.

is NOT half Spanish and Icelandic.
Her mother is Swedish, her father is Sspanish.
When her father left the family, her mother married an Icelander, that doesn’t make her half Icelandic.

Hi, Guinness
Thanks for the Den Of Geek article.
“they needed to get the special effects of the gun to promote it isn’t a comedy.”
Yeah, they are unnecessarily afraid of it. The new poster is too dark…to me. If they don’t have a sense of humor, they probably don’t have any sense at all. Don’t forget a few humours, and bring much more Dan’s sexiness! The Dan-ass poster is better by far :)
Oh, Freezy was sleeping inside a pumpkin bag? Cute!
http://lynnewsnyder.blogspot.com/2009/10/cat-eating-pumpkin.html
DtM, long time no see! Thanks for the Pic. He looks like relax and enjoy himself…and wow, Daniel and Joker, AWESOME!
JAMES BOND vs JOKER theatrical trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl88SXX3yaY&feature=related
Hi, DiH
Sheridan said DH was a big love story… so I cannot help expecting it.
I expect they all to do their best :)

Daniel is Hot @ 12/09/2010 at 11:36 am

Well Fio, I am up for love stories, scary love stories, with Daniel in it. Thanks for the cute pumpkin/cat story. Could see Freezy doing that. And loved the Bond ve Joker trailer. Wild!

‘He’s gay. Was spotted at this gay bar in Venice Beach, called “Rooster Fish”. Its the kind of bar that gay guys who try to pass as straight in real life, go hang out at. Venice host resdidency to many A-listers and its a well known fact around all its residents that Mr. Craig is indeed, GAY. ‘

Phiphteen: Daniel Craig just walked past in shiny glasses
about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
joelgilbert1973: Spotted Daniel Craig on Wardour Street.
about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
elliotlewis: Come out office. Walked past Daniel Craig. Same height as me. I am tall enough to be Janes Bond!
about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
PHALifestyle: Just walked past James Bond himself, Mr Daniel Craig on Wardour Street! Sporting a stylish pair of sunnies!
about 2 hours ago via web
Stylaura: Ooh good spot! RT @PHALifestyle Just walked past James Bond himself, Mr Daniel Craig on Wardour Street! Sporting a stylish pair of sunnies!
about 2 hours ago via web
Ms_ELLE_Beauty: @ulul1 I'm here! Where you? Sleeping? :) Daniel Craig was in lobby earlier!! C U later? x
about 2 hours ago via Mobile Web
Ms_ELLE_Beauty: shopped H&M and Primark. Some Topshop & Zara tomo. Passed Daniel Craig in lobby. #lml :)
about 2 hours ago via Mobile Web
ulul1: I need to go to H&M!! RT @Ms_ELLE_Beauty: shopped H&M and Primark. Some Topshop & Zara tomo. Passed Daniel Craig in lobby. #lml :)
about 2 hours ago via

HA!
you bring the comment from Perez Hilton!
noomi, give it up!

dieterdd: just saw Daniel Craig @Soho Hotel
11 minutes ago via Twidget App

Do you remember that Daniel parted with this car?
Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y51WhNOAwyw

10 things we want from the new James Bond film
http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/691924/10_things_we_want_from_the_new_james_bond_film.html

that’s rather a shy gay guy who soooo wants Daniel’s d*i*c*k shoved up his a**s*s

second that @ 12/09/2010 at 7:39 pm

single @ 12/09/2010 at 11:38 am

give it up! that story was proven not to be true a long time ago. we have long since moved on; please do the same

HI! x-mas concert tonight! so fun.
quick hi, and comments…
thx for the pumpkin cat!! loverly kitty-cats are awesome…got to get “the freeze” posted here…some time this wkend. (he was found in the pile of my girls stuffed animals tonight…didn’t even see him!!)
yay!! Londoners have found him!!! and was he alone, jezus people? thx fio.
Hi DIH!!
I liked the 10 things about Bond….article!!! the invisible car was so fricken stupid–that was the last Bond movie until Dan that I watched(I may have walked out on that) ANd YES! the monty python guy was wayyy uncomfortable to watch…it just didn’t “feel” right. So, Dan has brought me back to Bond and memories of my childhood watching with the grown ups!!!

I will always get chills when i listen to the Chris cornell (?) song…it was sooo fantastically fitting!! and it brings me back to Dan instantly where ever or what ever I am doing. kinda intriguing.

Mendel–be safe, wear your gloves, don’t put them down cuz you will forget them, and don’t drop them in the loo!! ~be good, and may the force be with you……..~G

what is he doing at soho hotel? getting to know some men for the night..?

Bianca to Noomi @ 12/10/2010 at 4:13 am

@Noomi:
you are right. I forgot for her stepfather. thanks for warning.

there’s no proof of that, troll.

there is no proof, troll. just because shes pictured on her movie set?

Gypsy to Noomi 451 @ 12/10/2010 at 4:19 am

You are right, I forgot for her stepfather. Thanks for warning.
……..
Hey, I will become a photojournalist (paparazzi), watch Daniel and bring photos!…. but I need a lot of money for plane tickets, hotels, rent car and fast legs to hunt Daniel and strong feet to kick Satsuki tinyass if she appears in a corner.

No photos of Dragon Tattoo set? What hell are doing the million of American and European paparazzi now?

Remember, C&A.
No photos of C&A set, eh?

hahahaIn your dreams!

She was in WL
Daniel was at Soho in WL
secret meetings……….

Remember, C&A.
No photos of C&A set, eh?
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Yeah, I remember photoshopped ass of Daniel Craig. Poster with his ass is really a serious art.
and I do not care for too old Harrison, not sexy for me, sorry.
Maybe director Favreau is good looking.
Jaaj, again thick-eyebrowed Rachel Weisz, eww… she and Daniel would never make a good couple, HONESTLY.

youre so funny. i know, rachel looks as manly as sats but sats was bit sweeter looking and did not open her moth so wide all the time. dan has a horrible taste in woman. no boobs, manly faces and rough hands.

rachel looks as manly as sats but sats was bit sweeter looking and did not open her moth so wide all the time.
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hahahaIn your dreams!
Rachel is a very feminine, and is loaded with sex appeal.
http://colunistas.ig.com.br/vivimascaro/files/2010/01/Rachel-Weisz1.jpg

to @photos @ 12/10/2010 at 5:46 am

LOL
SO WHAT??????? Either way. That has nothing to do with you. LOL

@475hypocrite @ 12/10/2010 at 5:57 am

of course it has nothing to do with me. it’s just my opinion about rachel.LOL

in case you don’t know, production break of Tattoo in December

to 473noomi @ 12/10/2010 at 7:54 am

dan has a horrible taste in woman
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darren and sam mendes also are so. oh wait, slipped my mind. jude and max! darren kissed the woman who looked like rachel at bar. jude has hooked up with sienna again. however, none of your business.

@478 what’s that, are you kidding?
..i see this is still the hateful, lonely wolf place full of bewildered stalkers who can’t take other opinions, bleh agressive freaks.
what a mess,-

Hi, DiH
Yeah, Sheridan seems to be confident. Maybe he saw a performance of Daniel and Rachel and must have been convinced of it :)
Hi, Guinness
IMO Gemma Arterton was too young as opposite Daniel. I hope a fully mature woman as Bond girl…like Eva.

The Girl Who Loved These Books!!
http://melbbounce.blogspot.com/2010/12/girl-who-loved-these-books.html

“Though I don’t believe Blomkvist is supposed to unattractive, I’m concerned that Craig is too attractive”
Ugh… I disagree. Blomkvist is a sexually attractive man!!

in case you don’t know, production break of Tattoo in December
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och, it is not a good excuse for paparazzi.
Tell me what they did all the time, except posters of C&A there is no photo of Daniel in plainclothes.
……………..
“Yeah, Sheridan seems to be confident. Maybe he saw a performance of Daniel and Rachel and must have been convinced of it :)”
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Yeah, Favreau also seemed too much confident just of having Daniel and Ford in his movie, did you see the video how he raised his biceps when about going C&A? Boasting smells.
Rachel had to be special when she convinced Sheridan, well,
he was not interested in her thick eyebrows for sure (:

i know, rachel looks as manly as sats but sats was bit sweeter looking and did not open her moth so wide all the time. dan has a horrible taste in woman. no boobs, manly faces and rough hands.
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unfortunately, Daniel turned a blind eye to Satsuki for many years. Moreover, I believe Satsuki wants him back and they will reunion again, probably as Bond is back in the game and Daniel will make a call and ask her to come back to support him.
I remember, he was not able to make any premiere without her.
Daniel seems dependant on her too as he never moved without her.
I said they split this fall and it had happened but next yeat we can see them back together. just wait what Daniel will make that call and Satsuki run back to him. She will run to him, to be realistic, no other men would like to date her.

south blood @ 12/10/2010 at 12:44 pm

“Swedish movie star Noomi Rapace has a very special reason to play a French gypsy in the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel – her father was a European traveler. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” star has signed on to star alongside Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law in Guy Ritchie’s movie and she reveals the role will give her the chance to tap into her roots.

She says, “She is something that I have inside me that I’ve wanted to look more deeply into for many years. So when this came to me I was like, ‘Yes, I’ve been waiting to have a reason to open up those things.” Rapace’s father was a gypsy flamenco singer from Spain.”
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A gypsy flamenco singer from Spain? OOOOH. so Noomi is a half Gypsy like me??

but she’s not a disgrace to the Gypsies like you: ugly inside and most likely outside too.

you would be surprised how do I look and behave actually. I think all people are bad swines sometimes and you are a swine too, just admit it.

So the brilliant actress who played Lisbeth Salander is a half Gypsy. how incredible… I send Noomi a kiss. When I first saw George Clooney with his dark eyes, hair and tanned skin in Roseanne I thought he is a total Gypsy man. Opposite attracts, so I always date blonde guys with blue yes, tanned type like this Danny boy(:-
http://media.super.cz/645/86454-350×466-8z6hi.jpg

dan has a horrible taste in woman. no boobs, manly faces and rough hands.
________________________
……. you mastered it how you went to detail. really, look at her hands.
http://thebosh.com/upload/2008/04/21/daniel_craig_shocks_with_beauty_regime/daniel-craig.jpg

second that @ 12/10/2010 at 2:13 pm

to 466
here is no proof, troll. just because shes pictured on her movie set?
==================
look, what is your problem here? the story around the allegations that said that daniel is gay were proven to be false a long time ago. no one in LA believed it to begin with. neither did people in new york or london. it HAS always been known that Daniel likes to go to gay bars with friends. you’d be surprised the names of straight actors who do the same. now, as for there being no proof, the people who work on the set of Dream House know differently. and they’ve said so. now please move on from this subject.

to second that @ 12/10/2010 at 2:35 pm

the post-number moved. noomi did not response to you. he/she replied to “to noomi @ 12/10/2010 at 3:58 am”.

second that @ 12/10/2010 at 2:46 pm

to 490,
thank you. i was not aware the post-number moved.

to second that @ 12/10/2010 at 2:58 pm

now(2;58 pm), look at 466.
463 is not you, right?

definitely @ 12/10/2010 at 5:33 pm

Daniel is NO GAY but many gays turn around him to pack him.

definitely @ 12/10/2010 at 5:49 pm

I looked at a pic of Daniel in his cowboy costume, his filmography,
I think he is Oscar-hungry but cannot get one for Dream House or C&A. He wishes to do some serious art but why hell he tends to choose such screenplays? Dont tell me something different because this is true about him.

You sound stupid.

# 471 to noomi @ 12/10/2010 at 4:58 am +7
She was in WL
Daniel was at Soho in WL
secret meetings……….

———————————————————————————————–OOOOOHHHH let the games begin,
sooner or later, there will be a pic of the 2 of them

to definitely @ 12/10/2010 at 9:28 pm

Probably Daniel wanted to work with oscar-winner Sheridan/Rachel and oscar-nominee Naomi. However, yes, you’re right, Loucka is unequal to the task

Daniel Fan @ 12/11/2010 at 6:20 am

Looks like Daniel needs some help here :)
I’m the first in line, who’s the second?
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/2172471386/whos-gonna-help-him?ref=nf

yes, you’re right, Loucka is unequal to the task
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Before Loucka started to write a script so people said Dream House is a bad material and it was made before and they asked why the remake for over over over. I can blame Loucka or that bad material, what you think? or I would blame Daniel for his choice for bad scripts? you never know.

“The project, picked up as a spec by David Loucka, follows a family that relocates into what appears to be the ideal residence in small town Connecticut. However, the husband (Daniel Craig) and wife (Rachel Weisz) are disturbed to discover that their beautiful new home was the site of another family’s slaughter, believed to be at the hands of the husband, who survived.”
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after this uninteresting plot follows a bad script.

Probably Daniel wanted to work with oscar-winner Sheridan/Rachel and oscar-nominee Naomi.
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maybe yes, but first he must to choose a good script for himself primarily. for him, yes?
Daniel Craig would be inspired by other actor Daniel-Day Lewis who chooses a brilliant script and then gets another and another Oscar while Daniel has none and considers to act in a theater.
DC once said he is receiving 10 scripts to read so why he cannot come across to one good script?
When I read an interview so he said that before he starts to work on a project he is often infuenced not by script but by that which people work on the project, so in this case, you are really right.
but tell me, can it help him to make a serious art and be awarded? No. He must be better in choosing good scripts, not to look at Rachel and others.
I would be amazed if he really made a serious, excellent performance in a good movie with a good script. I wish him this one. I remember as he was awarded for Bond and he was proud and his emotions were visible.

dan has a horrible taste in woman. no boobs, manly faces and rough hands.
______________________________
they said about Elisabetta Canalis:
“those man-hands in the other pics along with that tranny face.”
hmm…. well, well.

to similar @ 12/11/2010 at 8:46 am

yes, because men like george and dan are bi. clooney is a known boys lover but adores woman also. i don’t know why people here are freaking out about dan being bi. i know you’ve got your friends in la and tmz saying hes not gay.. I’ve got friends in london and one of them saw dan long ago when he was not that famous. he told me he was wearing very tight pants you could see his veins and the man with him was far from hetero. i prop get punished now but that’s it.

very tight pants
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what a poor prop it is! LOL
GIVE IT UP! you are gross!!!!!!

We all know Daniel want to get Oscar. But it’s wrong that he refuses a swimsuit. Blue trunks forever! lol

Daniel Craig, Halle Berry and The Swimsuit Factor
http://thebikiniswimsuit.com/daniel-craig-halle-berry-and-the-swimsuit-factor.html/

Halle Berry had her moment to shine. Clue: it wasn’t the Oscars. No one will ever forget her in that bikini scene – when she emerged from the ocean’s wild waters with those piercing eyes, how she smoothed her hair down with a casual stroke of her hand, how the camera played it in slow motion to capture her every micro movement. The entire scene was likely rewound and replayed to death by the more ‘appreciative’ men out there. Orange bikini sales rocketed in the aftermath of the release of Die Another Day, in which she starred alongside Pierce Brosnan.

Feminists might have recoiled at the sight of a woman so sensuously expressing her feminine curves, but if they did, it was soon made clear to them that that kind of visual feast was not gender specific. A few years later, out came one Daniel Craig – in another James Bond movie – sporting the masculine answer to the orange bikini. It was hardly coincidence that the style in which he sported said costume was much like Halle’s. Gosh darn, the women’s magazines wrote, did he look fine.

Unsurprisingly, sales of skimpy men’s swimming trunks soared. Close-fitting shorts became the rage. One man, Daniel Craig, had given men everywhere – even those with dubious six packs – the confidence to strut their stuff. A paradigm shifted in the battle of the sexes: men, not just women, began to be openly, shamelessly ogled.

His role as James Bond – but more likely as the guy in the swimsuit – catapulted him to super stardom. Who knew that swimming trunks held the key to success? The message one might glean from such a phenomenon might be along the lines of the following: buy a swimsuit, preferably a tight one, head to the ocean and get someone to film you as you give it all that on your way out.

But, alas, this wild speculation may be undermining the talent of the prolific actor. He has many other achievements under his belt besides swimming trunks. Layer Cake, another movie to give him a leg up the success ladder, was critically acclaimed.

There’s more to the man than blue swimming trunks.

A person with a wide variety of interests. One who likes to write articles about aspects of these interests to see other peoples views. Also, enjoys being on different forums discussing new developements in these areas.

Interesting article!
Jessicanua527: Daniel Craig http://bit.ly/fRw1Ro (expand) Heroes welcomed home, WRAMC Soldier, NCO of the year honored !

Oh…everyone is busy preparing for Christmas? Well December is the busiest month…enjoy the weekend with a beloved person! Daniel seems still to be working. Her office is Independent talent agency.
James Bond aka Daniel Craig was in the office yesterday. I’m going to suggest an all staff goes round next time so I can prepare!
about 17 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone
http://www.independenttalent.com/
Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic, and LOVE your comment :)
Alright I want to help him off with his pants!

I guess Gina likes this article :)

Our ‘Casablanca’ reboot

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/relationships/blog/2010/12/our_casablanca_reboot.html

Earlier this week, I asked readers to cast a fictional remake of “Casablanca” to win tickets to tonight’s screening. Oddly enough, a number of readers had similar ideas about who should play Rick, Victor, etc. in 2010.

Here are some of the entries for your board-at-work reading. Only a few won, but these are all pretty interesting. Jennifer Aniston? Katy Perry? Sean Penn? Hmmm.

1. This is a team effort from my boyfriend and I — we’ll actually be in Casablanca on New Years Day… Rick’s Café does exist (well, a version of it opened a few years ago) and I can’t think of a more romantic place to start another year together!
Rick Blaine: George Clooney
Ilsa Lund: Cate Blanchett
Victor Laszlo: Ralph Feinnes
Capt. Renault: Steve Buscemi
Maj. Stasser: Sergi Lopez (evil stepfather in Pan’s Labyrinth) or Christian Bale
Signor Ferrari: John Cleese
Carl: Ricky Gervais
Ugarte: Mark Ruffalo
Sam: Morgan Freeman (His choice), Chris Rock (my choice)
Annina Brandel: Rachel Weiss
Yvonne: Katy Perry (I know, I know… but it’s about time for a film debut)

2. Hi Meredith,
I have never seen Casablanca and neither has my boyfriend. My best guess for modern day remake would be Dermot Mulroney (only because I love him) and Scarlet Johannson (because men love her).
I hope we win because we just spent all our money at the Nantucket Christmas stroll and this would be an awesome way to do another romantic pre holiday weekend. Also because although I’m am avid reader, I hope to never need your advice. After a failed marriage and broken heart I found (running the 2009 Chicago marathon) the man of my dreams.
Thanks,
Ran towards a new life and into my dreams

3. Rick: Ralph Fiennes
Ilsa: Kate Winslet
Lazlo: Daniel Day Lewis
Cpt. Renault Sean Penn
Strasser: Daniel Craig
Signor Ferrari: Anthony Hopkins
Ugarte: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Sam: Wynton Marsalis

Director: Clint Eastwood (only director who could get all above to act in this without being the star)

4. Casablanca is my all-time favorite film. Hands down. And yes, recasting is blasphemous, but also kind of fun.

* Rick – Robert Downey Jr. (The all-American tough guy, rough around the edges but a decent and brave man at heart. Does the right thing in the end. I went with Clooney at first, but felt he was a bit too obvious and too obviously Clooney on screen. RDJ can bring the star power without reminding the audience they’re watching a celebrity.)
* Victor Laszlo – Daniel Craig (The sexy, stoic foreigner with something to hide, whose personality is a little too cold to have the same chemistry with Ilsa that Rick does.)
* Isla – Natalie Portman (The toughest decision to come to – but I think she can achieve that onscreen presence of being fragile yet determined that Ingrid mastered.)
* Captain Renault – Steve Martin (Random, yes – but think of Claude Rains and tell me you don’t see it!)
Let’s hope this remake never happens! :)

5. Rick David Duchovny

Ilsa Kate Winslet

Victor Viggo Morgenson

Capt. Renault Donal Logue

6. One of my earliest memories is watching Casablanca & the Maltese Falcon with my dad! The love story line is stuff that a good letter to LL is made of… As soon as I read your challenge to cast today’s re-make of it (blasphemy aside!) I was excited because I know exactly who I would want to see: Daniel Craig would be the ultimate Rick Blaine, hands down. Cate Blanchett as Ilsa would be a lovely complement to his Rick. I envision Andy Garcia as Victor Laszlo in that conversation between Rick & Victor discussing Ilsa coming for the papers. Jaime Fox would be a great addition as Sam. And who else can play Ugarte but Steve Buscemi?! I thought of Brad Pitt for Capt. Renault, hesitant but I think he can pull it off. Mads Mikkelsen would make a good Major Stasser. And Giancarlo Giannini could easily be Senor Ferrari.
Thanks for this opportunity – I had fun doing it!

7. Hi Meredith,

I have never seen Casablanca, but I have heard many times that I need to see this movie. I guess it is one of those classics that everybody has seen. Except me. So my best guesses of who should be recast, based on my limited knowledge of the film, are Jennifer Aniston as the leading lady and Matthew McConaughey. Jen because she is immensely likable but doesn’t get her way. And Matthew because he is a strong man who will tell it like it is while still being sensitive to the woman.

Thank you!!

8. George Clooney as Rick Blaine – seriously, who else could pull it off but George!
Scarlett Johansson as Ilsa Lund – she can pull off that Hollywood glamour!
Jude Law as Viktor Laszlo
Bob Hoskins as Capt. Renault
Idris Elba as Sam – what can I say, I just love him!
John Goodman as Signor Ferrari
Stellan Skarsgard as Maj. Strasser
Steve Buscemi as Ugarte – personally I think this is brilliant casting on my part!

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 10:58 am

YOUR MOTHER WEAR COMBAT BOOTS AND, SHE WEARS A MOUSTACHE!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!! HAHAHAH!!!!

LOVE,
NOW ON YOUTUBE, DONNA SUMMER, “LOVE TO LOVE U BABY”.
COME C. COME NOW!!!! HAHAHA

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 11:10 am

THE BREAK DOWN!!!! AHHAHA

LOVE,
U BABY

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 11:12 am

THE PARTY!!!!??? HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
U???

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 11:16 am

I FEEL LOVE!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
DO U???? IF THE ANSWER IS NO!!! NOW GUESS WHO!!!!! ???? HAHAHA

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 12:14 pm

I WANT THE WHOLE WORLD TWO KNOW IT!!!! I’M IN LOVE BABY!!! HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
I’M IN LOVE WITH WITH U!!!! HAHAHA

COME AND C @ 12/11/2010 at 12:24 pm

IT’S SO GOOD!!! THE EXTENDED MIX!!!! HAHAHA FALLING FREE!!! HAHHA I FEEL LOVE!!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE.
LAS VEGAS AHAHHA

Oscar Wilde @ 12/11/2010 at 12:38 pm

Episodes and parallels
And don’t you want the invitation
Big bright accent, catty smile
Oscar Wilde confrontation

Oscar Wilde @ 12/11/2010 at 12:41 pm

Oh, live like it’s the style
Whoa, waltz on your front porch

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

Porcelain teacups decorate
Tables and the conversation
Beauty pageants, all the time
It’s running out, the time is running out

Oscar Wilde @ 12/11/2010 at 12:46 pm

Time keeps on ticking away
It’s always running away
Always running from time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
We’re always running in time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
We’re always running from time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
We’re always running in time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
Always running from time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
We’re always running from time

Time keeps on ticking away
Always running away
We’re always running in time

Time keeps on ticking away
It’s always running away

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world our hell

We are all our own devil
We are all our own devil
And we make this world
We make this world our hell

Oh,
We make it our hell

December 14 vote @ 12/11/2010 at 1:12 pm

Lionsgate Wins Court Battle Against Carl Icahn in New York
The decision makes it much harder for Icahn to get his board of nominees approved at Tuesday’s showdown.
UPDATED

TORONTO — Lionsgate has won a key legal victory against Carl Icahn ahead of their showdown Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The Supreme Court of the state of New York on Thursday denied a bid by the Icahn Group to unwind a July 20 debt-for-equity transaction that threatens to sink Icahn’s proxy fight at Lionsgate’s December 14 annual general meeting.

The court also denied Icahn a preliminary injunction against Mark Rachesky, a major Lionsgate shareholder, from voting shares next week that he acquired as part of the July 20 transaction.

“The Icahn Group has not made an actual showing that it would be irreparably and inequitably harmed by the denial of the preliminary injunction,” Justice James Yates said in his decision.

Lionsgate welcomed the New York court denying Icahn legal bid surrounding its July deleveraging transaction, which opens the way to Rachesky voting his entire stake on December 14.

“The company believes that the transaction, which resulted in the reduction of Lionsgate’s debt by approximately $100 million, supported the best interests of the company and its shareholders,” Lionsgate said in a statement.

The court heard oral arguments on December 3 surrounding the lawsuit, which aimed to stop Rachesky from voting the July 20 shares, or impacting the December 14 vote on Lionsgate’s board of directors with that stake.

In the end, the court ruled Icahn’s has no claim on the July 20 shares now held by Rachesky, whatever commitments he had from Lionsgate as part of a 10-day detente leading up to the offending debt-for-equity deal.

“Although Icahn is an alleged aggrieved party to a breach of the standstill agreement, he does not have a property interest in the shares held by Rachesky, regardless of the ultimate decision regarding the alleged breach,” Justice Yate wrote in a four-page decision.

The court did offer hope to Icahn, however, by suggesting he can wage another proxy fight at Lionsgate’s September 2011 shareholders’ meeting.

“In effect, denial of the preliminary injunction at this time will permit existing shareholders to vote on December 14, while giving Icahn, if he loses the proxy fight on that day, and should he prevail in the ensuring litigation, an opportunity for a new election with votes counted as he seeks in less than ten months,” the ruling stated.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lionsgate-wins-court-battle-carl-58402

@December 14 vote:
THIS article I like, really. Bum bum begins! Congrats to Lionsgate, they went to fight, then disappeared and returned to win.

Max Photos @ 12/11/2010 at 5:42 pm

I’ve got friends in london and one of them saw dan long ago when he was not that famous. he told me he was wearing very tight pants you could see his veins and the man with him was far from hetero. i prop get punished now but that’s it.
____________________________________________
I would disagree with you about daniels orientation but sometimes… when I looke at some pics with him and Satsuki who looks like a man so you are “a bit” right.
http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I00009pmREqZ_1qk/s/650/650/0302-Daniel-Craig-Satsuki-Michell.jpg

Hi Guinness

“Mendel–be safe, wear your gloves, don’t put them down cuz you will forget them, and don’t drop them in the loo!! ~be good, and may the force be with you……..~G”

Yes, be safe too! Mad pre-Christmas craziness and all…if I keep going like that, I’ll be asleep under the Christmas tree, lol.

to Dan Fan

“I’m the first in line, who’s the second?”

*raises hand*

to Fio

“men, not just women, began to be openly, shamelessly ogled.”

Absolutely. I could ogle Dan all the time *grin*

to Gina AKA Bianca @ 12/12/2010 at 12:59 am

I know you hate Sats, but how many photos of Sats are you STILL save on your computer? Ewwwwww Chuck out rubbish right now!!!!! LOL

Did sb noticed that the guy who gets killed first in Qos name is Craig Mitchell? Referring to dan and sats?

from C. Mitchell FACE BOOK @ 12/12/2010 at 4:03 am

In a recent poll conducted by myself and including myself and other Craig Mitchells around the world alone, Craig Mitchell was voted the ‘Worlds Greatest Name’. Critics scorned this poll calling it bias and untruthful but these people were called names like Pete and Steve and Billy. Although these name are ok names….they just dont hold any weight when compared to ‘ The Greatest name in the world’. – CNN (Craig’s Nonsense News)

This is a quote over heard in a local park from an old man and his young son.
“Son, someday you will make a girl very happy for a short period of time. Then she’ll leave you and be with men who are ten times better than you could ever hope to be. These men are called Craig”
Old man, hyde park, London ’08

Craig Mitchell’s from around the world were unified when the new James bond film ‘Quantum of Solace’ came out with Agent Mitchell, Craig Mitchell in the openging Scene. Running over roof tops and dodging bullets we have once again been imortalised this time on the silver screen. Godamit those guy are Funky. Local Sources heard a funky Craig Mitchell walking down the Street and his feet were going whac-a-chicka-wha-wha. No mortal man will ever be this cool. You should just kill yourself now. But only after taking in their greatness.
CNN (Craig’s Nonsense News)

this was discussed to dead here

Hi, Mendel
So, ogle, ogle, ogle…my ‘ogle material’ lol

http://chuvachienes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/daniel-craig-2xist-underwear-04-268×300.jpg

to lol
Thanks for the pics. I don’t know whether it’s a recent, but I like the caption! “Hi-hoooo!” lol And Love ICAP pic. Look, his ON and OFF :)

Top 10 Badasses in Cinema

http://korsgaardscommentary.blogspot.com/2010/12/top-10-badasses-in-cinema.html

Now few people would debate James Bond’s spot on list, but I am sure many of you are asking what makes me pick Daniel Craig’s version in particular get the honor. As stated in one of my earlier articles on here, one of the charms of the Bond films is that each actor that portrays him gives a different feel to the character. Sean Connery was undeniably cool. Lazenby was down to earth. Roger Moore was comedic, and yet shrewd. Timothy Dalton was a tortured veteran. Even Brosnan, for all his flaws, gave Bond the air of a saboteur. But of all of them, Daniel Craig is the only one that strikes me as the kind of man that strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies.

In just two movies, the new 007 has left a trail of dismembered bodies and expended bullets that make all of his predecessors pale in comparison. And yet, in spite of his recent upgrade in lethality, Bond still retains the charm and flair for the finer things that made Bond famous in the first place.

And one of the things that certainly helps his case, is the contrast between him and Brosnan’s incarnation. The last film with Brosnan, ‘Die another Day’, is my personal least favorite for a reason. It had an opening theme by Madonna. Hally Berry gave a sadly lackluster performance as a Bond Girl. Pierce Brosnan was at his hammiest. Worst of all was the villains and their plan are the most over the top since the Moore years. With all due respect, North Korea can’t manage to keep it’s citizens from starving, you expect me to believe they have build an orbital laser cannon?

Compare that to Casino Royale. The opening credit scene was perhaps the best ever, complete with Chris Cornell and a catchy Alt-Rock theme. The supporting cast is spot on, with Eva Green playing the lovely Vesper Lynd, the sinister Le Chiffre, and perhaps my favorite incarnation of Felix Leiter. And the plot is both realistic and rife with tension, making a normally drab thing like a poker game seem like a life or death situation. And of course, perhaps the best Bond in years.

But in the end, what makes Craig’s take on 007 particularly badass is the fact that you can believe it. The big flaw in all the others is that they all seem too over the top or fanciful. The more recent 007′s seem like something you could see happening in the real world. Which I suppose is why I am so upset that the Bond Franchise may be endangered, because this incarnation is the most alive and deadliest yet.

This is all told beautifully, not only are the lead performances pitch-perfect, Ms. Rapace being able to get deep down inside the psych of Lisbeth and bare it all out for our viewing pleasure, but this one also counts with a number of stellar supporting performances, which many times serve to give us a new glimpse into our leading characters. The violence is also still here, in lesser amounts and less shocking than in the first film, but just as effective.

The Girl Who Played with Fire may be a bit less than its predecessor was, but it’s still remarkable, and so far this trilogy is two for two in my book, and this one just left me desperately wanting to watch the third and final chapter of the story, and I’m guessing that one won’t disappoint, either.

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Circuit training in the park with Daniel Craig @Kimannasmith it’s how we roll.
about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry

The Girl Who Played with Fire

http://artfullybedraggledfilmreviews.wordpress.com/2010/12/12/the-girl-who-played-with-fire/

Year: 2010
Director: Daniel Alfredson
Writer: Jonas Frykberg based on the novel by Stieg Larsson
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Peter Andersson, Per Oscarsson
MPAA Rating: R, brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language
Runtime: 129 min
Major Awards: -
IMDb Rating: 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%

The Stieg Larsson Millenium trilogy novels have been a massive success worldwide, the bright-colored covers of the paperbacks taking the world by storm and everyone just eating up the story of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist. Hollywood is already gearing up their adaptations, with David Fincher directing Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in the lead roles, and I’m sure that film will be as amazing as everything Mr. Fincher does. But Sweden, the native country of the novel’s author, has already done all three films. I saw the first one, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo a while ago and gave it a A- grade and thought was just a pretty neat film overall, with an amazing breakthrough performance from Noomi Rapace, who since been cast in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel.

Now, The Girl Who Played with Fire is still a very good film, but it’s not as good as the first one was. Ms. Rapace is still excellent as Lisbeth Salander, as is Michael Nyqvist in the role of Mikael Blomkvist, but the film as a whole isn’t as terrific as that first entry. Though, as sequels go, this is still a remarkable second entry in the franchise. And that’s because it keeps the raw power that made the first one so good in the first place, that’s intact, and considering Ms. Rapace is still as riveting in the leading role, then all’s good.

And that’s really the biggest thing this has going for it, the performances, and that’s why, no matter how talented a director Mr. Fincher may be, and he is, creating a Hollywood version that surpasses these Swedish ones won’t be an easy task at all. In this film we get a bit more insight into the character of Lisbeth, we get to discover a bit about her childhood, but she’s still a mystery to us. And Lisbeth is certainly one the best characters to come out of any media in years, she’s far from your average heroine, her power is her ability to hack into computers, her drive is her hatred towards men who commit violence to women.

These are very cool and powerful films, films in which the violence is very graphic and films that have respect for their awesome source material. And that’s because what’s so good about the novels is that they are very human, they connect the characters not to horrible stereotypes, which would have been the easy way out, but to actual human traits, which is why these work so well, because they’re people we could imagine doing things we could imagine them doing.

In this one we have Mikael still at it as a journalist, trying to get names and details of a women trafficking deal between Russia and Sweden. While Lisbeth has just returned to Stockholm, hot on the trails of a killer that will see her facing bits of her past she wishes she could avoid confronting again. And I won’t tire of talking about how great Ms. Rapace is here, she embodies Lisbeth so well, we feel her sense of alienation, how she has never needed anyone by her side, she totally owns this character, and I wish good luck to Ms. Mara in trying to emulate her.

There is stuff missing from the novel, that’s true, but what’s been taken out are just minor details and side stories that, while neat, would have probably made this film a bit too overstuffed. And it’s better this way, with just the basic core there for us to get to pay more attention to Lisbeth and her main mission. And that mission thickens as Lisbeth herself is accused of murder, and it’s up to her with the help of Mikael to free herself from these claims and get to the man who wants her out of the equation.

This is all told beautifully, not only are the lead performances pitch-perfect, Ms. Rapace being able to get deep down inside the psych of Lisbeth and bare it all out for our viewing pleasure, but this one also counts with a number of stellar supporting performances, which many times serve to give us a new glimpse into our leading characters. The violence is also still here, in lesser amounts and less shocking than in the first film, but just as effective.

The Girl Who Played with Fire may be a bit less than its predecessor was, but it’s still remarkable, and so far this trilogy is two for two in my book, and this one just left me desperately wanting to watch the third and final chapter of the story, and I’m guessing that one won’t disappoint, either.

Grade: B+

Daniel Fan @ 12/12/2010 at 9:41 am

http://twitter.com/Kimannasmith
@GaiaBursell Daniel Craig saw us doing star jumps and he defo wanted us.
about 2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry

not recent, it was taken in 2008 at LAX

Hi, DF
He was looking away from his trainer at girls? Hey, just pay attention to what you’re doing! lol

to to lol
Wow, thanks. He uses his things carefully and keeps them for a long time…love that scarf, but **** beanie! Ugh!!!

‘Girl’ is talk of town in Stockholm
Fincher pic puts local biz into spotlight

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118028382?refCatId=13

David Fincher isn’t talking to the press about his English-language version of “Girl With a Dragon Tattoo” but the film — which has been shooting on location in Stockholm since September — is the talk of the town and the local biz.
Its creative team insists that it is not a remake of the original film, directed by Niels Arden Oplev, that has grossed some $100 million-plus worldwide.

“For David it was very important to make a film that has the Swedish soul in it, and (Stieg) Larsson’s book has a very ugly undercurrent in it,” says Stockholm’s film commissioner Ingrid Rudefors, who liaises between the production and city and government authorities.

But the shoot is more important to the local biz than it may look at first glance. Attracting a major Hollywood production to Sweden — a country with no tax incentives — is a major coup. It also put a bigger spotlight on the local talent and pics, which Hollywood has been cherrypicking more and more in the past couple of years, from “Let the Right One In,” remade as “Let Me In,” to Warners tapping remake rights of hit “Snabba Cash,” to “Cash” helmer Daniel Espinosa handling helming duties on “Safe House,” starring Denzel Washington, among other deals. Rudefors hopes that Fincher’s film can be used as leverage to persuade the Swedish government to consider incentives.

“The producers of Fincher’s film are going to give me the detailed in-country spending figures so I can demonstrate to our finance minister the impact of such a major production,” Rudefors says.

But incentives have critics.

Bengt Toll, deputy CEO at the Swedish Film Institute, which funds local productions, thinks there are big risks associated with setting up incentive schemes.

“You get into ‘incentive wars,’ ” he says, “For such a small industry as Sweden’s, where around 40 features are made a year, it is better to look at ways of raising more money for local and co-productions.”

Toll’s aim is to raise more money from expanding the current levy on audiovisual sales and cinema tickets to include a tax on broadband and other new-media platforms. He proposes reducing the window on theatrical releases to allow such platforms to offer subscribers new films sooner.

Max Photos @ 12/12/2010 at 11:54 am

know you hate Sats, but how many photos of Sats are you STILL save on your computer? Ewwwwww Chuck out rubbish right now!!!!! LOL
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lol, I canceled album just three months ago!!!! so it seems I bring other pics at least here. I just wanted to show why sometimes doubting about Daniel orientation and if Satsuki is a man, that is all.
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Craig Mitchel again???!!!!!! They call this character good?? really? or is it someone’s wild fantasy?

Hey, I hope someone ruins this character Craig Mitchell for ever. At least James Bond threw him out of the roof and Dominic Greene’s men killed him. but Craig Mitchell always is there in the movie and is linked to Satsuki and Daniel.

By the way, as in QOS Craig Mitchell was killed so in MI6 they think it was Bond who killed him and they would investigate what had happened that night and see who actually killed Craig Mitchell (Greene’s men). it would be pending case and they would solve it in the next bondmovie but in that way that Craig Mitchell becomes ridiculus and it would make better taste in fans’s tongues.

Are YOU the CraigisnotBond member?
I suspect you are a double agent.
Like Craig Mitchell.., HAHAHA

Dominic Greene’s men killed him.
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WHAT????????? you are NOT a Bond fan!!!!!!!!!!

as always you don’t know what you are talking about.
Craig MItchell was of course killed by Bond and it was obvious to ALL

Dominic Greene’s men killed him.
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WHAT????????? you are NOT a Bond fan!!!!!!!!!!

as always you don’t know what you are talking about.
Craig MItchell was of course killed by Bond and it was obvious to ALL
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HAHA! Hey you! I knew you didnt watch Quantum of Solace properly!
I got you! I tested you!
You are exactly the only one who is not aBond fan!!! Cha!

So then, BUY DVD or download it for free on the Internet and WATCH PROPERLY QOS!!
There is the scene how JAMES BOND threw Craig Mitchell out of the roof, Craig Mitchell fell down onto the roof of a car and he was still living and DOMINIC GREENE hid his face and told to his button man to kill C.Mitchell, the button man took his gun and killed Craig Mitchell. If you dont know it so definitely you are not a Bond fan! You have the whole day to find it!

the adviser to the British Prime Minister in QoS (who was actually working for Quantum)? Only had a very brief part. Bond threw his bodyguard off a roof at the opera…

Guy Haines is the gray haired guy who appears first on bond’s camera phone he says something after a man says And if the americans know their dooped haines says “I’ll take care of that”
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so pending case in the case of Haines.

to Gina Max Girl @ 12/13/2010 at 4:47 am

you’re an idiot. Craig Mitchell is the guy who was shot by James Bond in Sienna.

“If the bodyguard was protecting Haines, a Quantum member, why did they killed him? unless the bodyguiard was contracted by the Goverment and know anything of Haines assosiation with Quantum.”

“I would imagine your second point is correct. The bodyguard was employed by the British Government, and was unaware of Haines’ illicit activities.”

“Remember, Greene says something implying Haines’ bodyguard isn’t part of Quantum. “Then he shouldn’t be looking at me”

“It is not even clear why Haines’ bodyguard start chasing and shooting at Bond in the first place. And Bond asked him twice but only got “piss off” back. Why is it a big secret to be a bodyguard to Haines?”

“BUT that said, someone on this forum (I can’t remember who) pointed out that it was the same guy who was behind Greene when his group met Bond down the stairs and they looked at each other before. And the bodyguard started chasing Bond when Green gave him a nod. If this is true, it is indeed weird and confusing from Greene to act as if he didn’t know him.”

“Aside from being a Quantum member, Haines is a political identity, and thus warrants some protection from Special Branch. Special Branch obviously do not know of th existence of Quantum, and thus believe it is a routine assignment. When Haines leaves prematurely, Special Branch would believe he’s in danger (even if Haines didn’t tell them outright), and thus pursue Bond. But Bond assumed the Special Branch operative was working for Quantum, and so dropped him off the opera house. But as he wasn’t a Quantum operative, Greene ordered his death because the man, while wounded, may be able to identify him.”

@to Gina Max Girl:
Ok, I went wrong. so I was talking about Haines’s bodyguard. Haines’s and Mitchell are the same guy for me, sorry.. och…

M is trying to find why C. Mitchell betrayed her and she is investigating it. she has no information about him and scanned his appartment. It would be interesting who is C.Mitchell really and they would show it in the next bondmovie. Althought I dislike this character, so his name would be back in the movie as they would talk about him.

JJ is not a Bond Fan site. However, everybody knows about Bond than Gina. What a howling shame it is!

fortuneteller @ 12/13/2010 at 5:55 am

if i were gina, i am ashamed and cannot come here anymore.
i BET…..to gloss over mistake, she will post some photos of ugly satsuki. no doubt.

AFalletta: Has just seen Daniel Craig! http://yfrog.com/h2d40kj

Hi, DF
Aww “To the right!!!!!!!” lol IMO it’s the most memorable torture scene of the series. And I like the article of PEOPLE…Daniel scream for real…wow.
QUOTE: Daniel Craig was in legitimate pain as he was whipped (while naked!) during Casino Royale’s brutal torture scene. “Once in a while I’d hear Daniel scream [for real],” the movie’s villain, Mads Mikkelsen, told PEOPLE. “That meant, Uh-oh, I better take a step back.”

to newpic
Thanks for the pic. So, is he in Cambridge if it’s really him?

Elena Joseph: Why small and less glamorous charities need celebritiesSmaller and less glamorous organisations might find it more difficult to link up with celebrities – but as PR guru Max Clifford says, they should persevere
http://www.guardian.co.uk/voluntary-sector-network/2010/dec/13/small-charities-celebrities

“Daniel Craig is a celebrity supporter of RNLI, but smaller charities can find it hard to attract such glamorous celebrity endorsements”

“Celebrities are used in different ways. The RNLI uses them to support particular fundraising campaigns – Daniel Craig has been very supportive in trying to raise funds for a new lifeboat in the area he grew up in, for example.”

Charity Begins Next Door
Philanthropy is no longer the preserve of the super-rich.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703572404575634321500456164.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

“The network has so far raised £3 million for social and environmental causes, and recently British actor Daniel Craig and U.K. television news presenter Jon Snow took to the stage to represent their chosen charities. Dr. Mulder says the aim of TFN is to inspire entrepreneurial style giving — to introduce new donors to social change, many of whom might not have previously considered themselves eligible philanthropists. “We are the only open ‘giving circle’ in the U.K. aimed at the general public, and it is this sector which needs the most nurturing, and we think, has the most potential,” he says.”

no, he was shopping on bond street, london.

Daniel Fan @ 12/13/2010 at 5:21 pm

Arrgh! Getting moderated x4 :(((((

to gloss over mistake, she will post some photos of ugly satsuki
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yeah, I post some photos have a look, wink.
I said I went wrong about the two characters because the guys came to me similar. still thinking, Craig Mitchell name would appear in the next bodnmovie.

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v235/68/49/15918819/n15918819_38305374_6933.jpg

“Daniel Craig speaking.”

“Babs? Hello Babs! How are you?”

“I am well too. What is new?”

“Oh my gush, really?? Finally! Thank you Babs! And when we start?”

“Okay, I see. As quickly as possible!”

“And by they way, what is the title of new Bond movie?”

“Risico 007. Fantastic. Thank your Babs for this news, the best news I heard last time. See you later. Bye bye, Babs. Awww…Yea!”

http://nd04.jxs.cz/238/036/4c50309572_71809839_o2.jpg

Daniel has the eyes of forget-me-not, pale deep blue.
http://www.topnews.in/files/images/Daniel-Craig8.jpg

Hi.
Thank you DF and Fio.
I have been lurking…
I miss Mendel as well.
Some good info here….keep it up and keep it nice, great job.
I have no time to myself…let alone Danness. Holidays, power outage, bad weather, christmas kids concerts, gym time, family time, appointments for the doctor–hernia, and dentist(i chewed on a staple), christmas shopping, sister in hospital.
I am going nuttier. Already nuts.
Dan getting spotted everywhere–he is alone? or rather, he is without a lady escort? The man is sexshial no matter who or what gender(don’t start!!!!!)

I loved the charity event….wholy crap that looked like fun. I would be in the Imperial army brigade…that was cool. umpa loompas were cool. Why was all the phone holders men? Like, I would be GRABBING Dan to come *naughty* over to MY phone….”please, Mr. Craig, talk into my receiver….” damn….

and all the news is about harry Ford, when i google Dan. Guess what kids? he has done some fab-o stuff but damn, he is good, but let us look at the real talent in C&A!!! …. I think Harrison is crabby in real life so being a crabby cowboy–maybe he doesn’t have to act so much. He really hasn’t done anything to challenge his acting ability—he just got lucky to land a role next to Princess Lea. ahhhhh! I also feel Ms. Wilde is overrated too. whtevr. Dan, this better get what you want here.

And how ’bout that scary incident in Stockholm? Amazing it hasn’t been more in USA. yet.

And Repace was in the NYtimes this weekend. She is fanfukingtastically beautiful. and the “ice queen”. dam.

drinking a well-deserved chilled RED. will you check in tonight mendel? How close are you to Chanel?

to Fio

“So, ogle, ogle, ogle…my ‘ogle material’ lol”

Thanks :) Very much appreciated. Thanks for all the great info!

to Daniel Fan

He can seduce me just with his eyes anytime! *grin* But also with the rest…

Hi Guinness

“I miss Mendel as well!”

Awww, thanks! I miss you too!

“I have no time to myself…let alone Danness.”

I know the feeling…it’s that time of the year… Just image Dan wearing a red Santa hat…and nothing else…

“i chewed on a staple”

Ouch! How much of a tooth have you lost?

“How close are you to Chanel?”

Oh, Chanel and I are best buddies (erm, not quite…)

Just found this..:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/citydiary/8199745/Is-this-double-trouble-for-the-markets.html

007 plus Sony Pictures equals 23

Spotted, Daniel Craig walking through Soho’s Golden Square. Obviously this is very exciting in itself but there is more to this than just the thrill of seeing a Bond actor in the flesh – there is the intrigue around the next the Bond film.

Production of number 23, as it is excitingly known, was suspended back in April over concerns about film studio MGM finances.

Since then the company has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and the film has been on and off more often than the safety catch on Bond’s Walther PPK.

So what can we glean from our sighting of Bond in Golden Square?

Well, first that he’s a lot shorter than you might think, and second that Bond film number 23 is back on. Definitely. Probably.

The logic is that as well as Craig, the other thing you find in Golden Square is the headquarters of Sony Pictures.

Now, while MGM may hold the rights for the Bond films, it’s Sony that is more involved on a day-to-day basis. Which will explain all the product placement.

So, like two and two, if you put Daniel Craig and Sony Pictures together what do you get? Well, number 23, of course.

“…number 23, of course.”
So—in Soho, of course. Wish i was in Soho-I need some grown up, adult-stupid time!!! Especially after shopping. Have a cocktail, go shopping, have a cocktail, go shopping, have a …….
Love Chanel no 5–FYI Mendel, in case you are wondering what to get me for Christmas!! and you want…? A seat, not on Santa, but on

DAN!!!

damnnnnn

and i lost only a divot of tooth…no pain, just not good for really cold Guinness right now…chilled RED i can stand. Thx!!! It was a stupid accident…wow. and i am lucky to have dental included, but I am not special-everyone should have health care…that is a diff blog tho.

ciao!! thx for the news you gave!! It seems as though he is making his rounds of thanks to agents and to make sure of his future investments. I just wish i can go over swimming at his house!!! I couldn’ t find anything for news on him tonight. ho hum.

good mornin’ Fio, good night Mendel!!!

second that @ 12/13/2010 at 10:52 pm

newpic @ 12/13/2010 at 6:54 am

thanks for the picture. too bad you couldn’t have gotten it from another angle that shows his face.

Daniel is Hot @ 12/14/2010 at 12:48 am

Thanks for all the info you people are giving us. He seems to be all over London with charity work and business. Maybe some Christmas shopping for his family. Too bad we don’t have pictures of him out and about. He must be out alone or someone would have said something.
Hope your tooth is ok G, and hi Mendel, Fio and Dan Fan and others. Keep up the good work.

In London @ 12/14/2010 at 2:05 am

buying lingerie? Wonder what size Rachel has…..LOL

And Repace was in the NYtimes this weekend. She is fanfukingtastically beautiful. and the “ice queen”. dam.
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Yeah, she is Capricorn who is known as a ice queen, Marlene Dietrich was also Capricorn and looked like an ice goddess with marble beauty. (Sienna Miller is Capricorn too,uglier Kate Moss too).
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Well, number 23,
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well……………………..this number I know very well…

Review: BNAT 12 features early looks at ‘Rango,’ ‘Cowboys and Aliens,’ ‘Green Hornet’ and more – From short glimpses to full features with a side trip for IMAX, fest delivers on the sneaks

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/review-buttnumbathon-12-features-early-looks-at-rango-cowboys-and-aliens-green-hornet-and-more

The rest of the premieres were held until the end of the festival, but we had special presentations by Universal and Paramount in the middle of things. Jon Favreau, Bob Orci, and Ron Howard came rolling in, and they brought a full 40 minutes of footage with them for next summer’s “Cowboys and Aliens.” I’d actually seen this at a recent visit to the editing room, just before the release of the trailer for the movie, and I’m impressed with it. Starting with Daniel Craig waking up alone in the desert, confused, his wrist wrapped in some sort of mechanical device, no memory of who he is or how he got there, the film moves quickly. Even before the main title comes up, we get a look at Craig in action, taking out a group of armed men, even tackling one of them off a horse. Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine, Sam Rockwell, and Adam Beach all show up in interesting roles as townspeople who have to struggle with the iron fist of Col. Dollarhyde, played with appropriate grizzle by Harrison Ford, and his idiot son Percy, played by Paul Dano. One of the best things about the footage is the near-constant abuse that Dano takes, and I hope it’s a running thread in the film. Craig and Ford both come across as big giant alpha males, and the idea of the two of them having to work together to sort out the mystery of what happened to Craig and what happened to the townspeople that are abducted in the action set piece that wrapped up the sequence we saw. I like the slow burn in the 40 minutes we saw, the emphasis on character, the Western tropes played just right. Olivia Wilde plays a local woman who seems to know something about Craig and his troubles, and we saw some footage that hinted at a larger mystery involving her. Favreau seems cautiously optimistic about the film so far, excited by what he’s doing, and Ron Howard couldn’t have been more effusive in his praise right before it played. They were smart to show an uninterrupted chunk of the movie like this, because it demonstrates exactly what the tone is, and how the genre mash-up will work when it’s finished. I can’t wait for the film to open on July 29, 2011.

Butt Numb-A-Thon 12 Recap
http://www.ugo.com/movies/cowboys-aliens-1

We’ve been up for 30 hours straight watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas at the invite-only birthday party for Ain’t It Cool’s Harry Knowles. We’re delirious, achey and have a cough – but we have to share some of what we saw.

Cowboys & Aliens

Now we get into some real surprises.

Jon Favreau, Ron Howard and Roberto Orci showed up to present us with roughly 40 minutes of footage from Cowboys & Aliens. Favs said that even producer Steven Spielberg hadn’t seen what they were going to show us.

Now, they were very, very specific that we shouldn’t get too particular in what we saw. Favreau basically got down on hands and knees and said, “if you write on the Internet, you can say you liked it – or didn’t like it – but please don’t go any further than that.”

So, with that, allow me to just say this: Daniel Effing Craig. Daniel M. Effing Craig, to be more specific.

Here’s a guy I really only know from being James Bond. (And the South African toughie in Munich.) He ascends to incredible badass heights here. Iconic. It’s no coincidence he is sharing the spotlight here with Harrison Ford. There is well earned torch-passing going on here.

Paul Dano is amazing, too. I’ve noticed that Favreau’s way of directing actors seems to almost have a Robert Altman-lite quality to it. In the case of Iron Man 2, maybe a little too much improvising got away from him, but it seems to be working wonders in Cowboys & Aliens.

Okay – one minor spoiler – I’m 99% certain I heard a Wilhelm Scream in the mix.

Lastly: reason 756 to love the Alamo Drafthouse? Clancy Brown’s title card got the biggest applause of them all.

Some Thoughts On The First 40 Minutes of COWBOYS & ALIENS

http://www.badassdigest.com/2010/12/13/some-thoughts-on-the-first-40-minutes-of-cowboys-aliens/daniel_craig_cowboys_and_aliens

This weekend I was in Austin for Harry Knowles’ annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon, an event I love. We had some really intriguing and amazing vintage films play and some hit or miss new films, but we also had a couple of footage presentations. I’ll say this up front: I hate these things. Ever since Fellowship of the Ring studios have been hot to show geek journalists and audiences 20 or 30 minutes of an upcoming movie; to me this ruins the experience of seeing the real film for the first time, and I’d rather just watch the unfinished movie than a big chunk of the film.

One of the footage presentations this year was the first 40 minutes of Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau’s big summer blockbuster for 2011. It was incomplete, without FX and obviously missing insert shots and some other stuff. This makes it hard to judge what I was looking at, but I can say one thing:

Jon, make this 40 minutes into nothing more than 18 minutes.

What we saw was essentially exactly what was shown at Comic Con, except stretched out. Really stretched out. I am a fan of the concept of Cowboys & Aliens, and I am a fan of Favreau and of Daniel Craig, but what we saw was way too flat and way too empty.

I think the great stuff in the film will be coming in the scenes after what we saw at BNAT, which makes showing that opening act feel like a weird choice. That said, I do have some worries about the general script; much of what we saw were intros to characters in the Old West town, and Sam Rockwell is given some lines where he just nakedly lays out his character and his relationships in a way that sounds like he’s reading writers Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof’s notes on the character out loud. Just cringe-inducingly on the nose dialogue.

Daniel Craig seems great; he has a true badass quality about him and he sells some really terrific moments of action and coolness. Paul Dano is impressive as a total weasel of a character; I think I’m going to like seeing bad things happen to him in the film. Olivia Wilde is intriguing, but had very little screen time in the opening 40.

The big question mark is Harrison Ford. He looked befuddled for much of the opening act, and even in scenes where befuddlement wasn’t called for. He’s playing a heavy, and he has the growl for it, but I have to wait until I see more to really figure him out.

I don’t think you’ll ever see the version of act one of Cowboys & Aliens that we saw; Favreau is obviously trying to create the flavor of a Western, but his pacing here is just too slack. Also too slack is the big action set piece – setting aside the unfinished effects (which, by the way, I kind of loved – alien spacecraft portrayed as just banks of lights feels right), the editing was too loose and the attack went on for way too long without enough high points. There’s a repetitive nature to seeing saloons and other Old West buildings blow up as people run around in confusion and shoot Colts into the sky.

After BNAT some of us discussed what the marketing point of the footage was. Some folks felt that it was to get across the fact that this is a serious film and the Western elements are done seriously. I think it’s just because Favreau really values that audience. He’s aware that Comic Con gave Iron Man a major boost, and ever since then he’s been very interested in catering to the geek crowd. I think he brought that footage because he wanted to do something cool for that audience, which I like and respect.

I’m still positive and hopeful for Cowboys & Aliens. I just hope that the next two acts are a little more thrilling than what we saw in Austin.

to @Fio
Thanks for the info. So I didn’t follow up her twitter yesterday…oh, I see, he did shopping at Ralph Lauren. Then he went to Soho… Damn!!!!! How sexy for Christmas gifts!

fredspun: saw daniel craig buying lingerie today
about 15 hours ago via web

bemyfirecracker: @fredspun where? I need to go there again in case he turns up.
about 15 hours ago via Chromed Bird

fredspun: @bemyfirecracker Soho
about 15 hours ago via web

to In London
“buying lingerie? Wonder what size Rachel has…..LOL”

I don’t know whether Daniel will gift it to Rachel.
But, at least, obviously he wants to give a certain woman the HOT lingerie. Awwwwww lucky girl!!!!!

My Thoughts on Bond.
http://thebyards.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-thoughts-on-bond.html
So I know I haven’t been posting too much lately. We’ve been awfully busy with the last week of classes and now finals…scrapping everything together and getting it all turned in. We’re very excited for the next three weeks! Today I had two finals and Kyle had one. After we got home, we decided to take a little break before going back to the grind for tomorrow. We took a nap, made a breakfast pizza, and watched On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (a James Bond movie).
Let me just say to all of you…there are currently twenty-two (official) Bond movies. You should make it a goal to watch all of them. Or if not all of them, at least several of them, and definitely one from each of the men that played Bond. I actually quite like all of the men as Bond…except for Roger Moore…and I’m not too much of a fan of Timothy Dalton. All six of them are good for their own reasons (from left to right starting at the top):

6) Daniel Craig….ooooooooooh. He’s a cutie! And the first blonde Bond! I like Daniel Craig because he’s a super tough and believable James Bond. And the plots of the two movies he’s done leave nothing to be desired. These movies don’t have any gadgets, though, so if that’s something you like…sorry! Casino Royale is one of my favorite Bond movies! It has a sad ending, just like On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

december is almost over! when are the reshoots of dream house??

postponed to March 2011

Hi, DF
Thanks for the pic/article!
The eyes are the mirror to the soul…so the key to seducing is eye contact.
“Arrgh! Getting moderated x4 :(((((”
I’m “The Moderated Queen” :)
Good mornin’ Guinness!
“I have been lurking…”
I thought you were busy with making a cat-snowman!
http://www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/cat_and_snowman.jpg
I’m busy getting ready for a Christmas party. I couldn’t resist the pressure my friends forced on me, but I often work best under pressure :)
Hi, Mendel
Thanks for the article.
“The logic is that as well as Craig, the other thing you find in Golden Square is the headquarters of Sony Pictures.”
Indeed it may be so, but also he visited his agency office a few days ago in Soho.
http://twitter.com/saspuro/statuses/13358081064833024
It’s wonderful if they team up with Sony again!
to second that
Several twitteres said Daniel walked very fast. When they took out a mobile from a bag, he left far far away! Nobody takes to his heels as quickly he does. lol
Hi, DiH
The man who is absorbed in his work looks animated. London is within his territory, so he lives in a lively, modern, and relaxed style. Nice.

Daniel is Hot @ 12/14/2010 at 12:52 pm

From the few pictures we have seen of him lately, he looks healthy, happy and as you said Fio, absorded in his work. Beeing back in London is good for him. Beeing busy workwise is good for him. Maybe being “in love again” is wonderful for him as well. We will see. I wonder about the “lingerie” he was buying. Not for his daugher, not for his mother, then who? Me I hope! Or is he giving it to Guinness, Mendel, Fio or better still, all of us.

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 3:02 pm

SAMMY DAVIS AND FRANK SINATRA SINGING, “ONE FOR MY BABY.”

LOVE,
HAHAHAHAHA

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 3:54 pm

“BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE.” WHO SINGING, WHO???? HAHA

LOVE,
HARD CASH!!!! HHAHAHA WANT TO DO ME??? HAHAHA

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 3:58 pm

MERRY X-MAS!!!!! HAHAHAHAH

LOVE,
HOHOHO HAHAHA

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 4:05 pm

RUDOPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER!!!! HAHAHA WANT DO HIM??? HAHAHAHA

LOVE,
HAD A SHINY NOSE, FROM TWO MUCH DRINKING!!! HAHAHAHA IT WAS THE EGG NOG!!!!! IT HAD RUM!!!!! HAHAHA

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 4:16 pm

THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES????!!!! HAHAHA

LOVE,
SANTA HOHOHO

ONE FOR THE ROAD @ 12/14/2010 at 4:19 pm

“SANTA BABY.” HAHAHA TUNE IN!!!! AHAHA

LOVE,
HAHAHA

Merry Christmas Mark and Dan
Have a great Holiday Season

empty, postponed @ 12/14/2010 at 6:14 pm

“Jon, make this 40 minutes into nothing more than 18 minutes.

What we saw was essentially exactly what was shown at Comic Con, except stretched out. Really stretched out. I am a fan of the concept of Cowboys & Aliens, and I am a fan of Favreau and of Daniel Craig, but what we saw was way too flat and way too empty.”
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“december is almost over! when are the reshoots of dream house??”
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“postponed to March 2011″
_______________________________________________
Thank you posters for INFO! You are are GREAT!
So it is confirmed what people thought about C&A when watching the trailer, Craig-retouched-assed poster, now this about it was flat and empty.
I said from the beginning Dream House should never be made and I doubted they will make reshoots this year, now it is revealed they are gonna finish Dream House next year in March… what a news!
tell me how they want to make reshoots of Dream House when Dragon Tattoo is in process filming until March? and also its is probable that preparations for Bond start at the beginning of the next year. Maybe Dream House will be lucky and finds some free days in March, it depends what exact day Dragon Tattoo finishes.

Indeed it may be so, but also he visited his agency office a few days ago in Soho.
_____________________________
I am wondering if Babs really called him to announce him their actual situation with Bond.
I hope they will not make reshoots of Dream House in March and they postpone C&A of which people are so bored. Keep posting articles about it, thanks!

THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES????!!!! HAHAHA
_____________________________________
DEFINITELY YES!

THESE ARE THE GOOD TIMES????!!!! _____________________________________
Definitely yes!!!!!!!

Hi me, where have you been? Have you found your Mark?

I am wondering who of the posters will be the lucky devil who brings the best news about postponed Dragon Tattoo and Bond filming in the spring next year.

Hi Guinness

“5–FYI Mendel, in case you are wondering what to get me for Christmas!!”

*takes note*

“and you want…? A seat, not on Santa, but on

DAN!!!”

That would be lovely, thanks dahling! *grin*

“and i lost only a divot of tooth…no pain, just not good for really cold Guinness right now”

Ugh, still ouch!

to Fio

thanks for all the info – that cat snowman is class!

to DiH

“I wonder about the “lingerie” he was buying. Not for his daugher, not for his mother, then who? Me I hope! Or is he giving it to Guinness, Mendel, Fio or better still, all of us.”

Yes, wasn’t Dan be spotted carrying a few delicate lingerie bags – these were for all of us! Where’s the pap pic ;) Oh, and mine’s the little black and red number…

I want the red one–no fair!!! ok. the dark purple satin one with black lace on the other side of that bag– Mend-dahl!!! But I get the handcuffs–you didn’t see those you cheeky Brit!! nah nah! Excelllent thinking tho!!

And thank you for including “us” too DIH!!!! Glad to see you here, “ooot and aboot”.

Hi Fio—I really can’t top those cat pic with Freezy’s pic…he is just too fast for the girls these days to catch him. I am just glad we haven’t found him in or on top of the christmas tree—-or what happened in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation!!! I did anchor the tree in case he does get ideas, not kidding. That pic did give me some great idea for building a new type of snowperson with the girls!! awesome!!

OH! comment on the posts from Fio… ya know…Dan is too far gone ahead of where Harrison was this age, so there ain’t no “passing the torch”, Dan is way better an actor and will go further and has gone further than Harrison—-international celeb. It is too bad American audiences only have Bond to go on, not bad, he got a little exposure*ohmygash, no comment from the Mendel audience**…but we here are doing our best to change our own little world toward educating everyone about Dan’s talent, aren’ t we??? From the reviews… i am getting the impression he says little with his voice in this movie also? And you know what dialogue his hotness has left to use, correct. Damn straight!

Give us more Fio. You da girl!!

@to Me:

I have been around. I don’t have a “Mark” just someone I know comes on here on occasion. Just wishing him a Merry Xmas

I wonder if Satsuki “wore” sexy lace provocative lingerie for Daniel and how she looked in that.
I saw her in bikini and in this:
http://nd04.jxs.cz/504/354/76d9af0e0c_71836582_o2.jpg

Your site was infected with a virus.
My Anti-Virus software gave warning.

you have to be very careful with all of Gina’s links. Most of them are infected.

Thank you.
I will be more careful after this.

And love those caption! lol
I’m Most Excited About…#4
http://filmfancy.blogspot.com/2010/12/im-most-excited-about4.html
These are a few films that have been on my radar for some time, and they’re the films I’m probably most excited to see. Some of these films have been released, but I haven’t seen them yet, so there. Here’s the fourth film of this series…
I could go on for several paragraphs about why this movie is pretty much going to be amazing, but honestly, why would that be necessary? Let’s just quickly run through the facts.
It stars Daniel Craig, who has been signed on to the James Bond franchise as the titular character, and doing a fabulous job as the famous agent. While I had a cold attitude toward the new Bond, who is more rough and tumble than suave, I quickly warmed up to Craig. He may have yet to utter the famous “Bond, James Bond” line, but as far as I’m concerned he’s already established his Bond badassery. Craig will now be applying this badassery to this movie, which is fine with me.
Co-starring with Craig is Harrison Ford, who’s last three movies have been, to put it lightly, bad. Need I remind you of the fourth Indiana Jones, or Extraordinary Measures? Let’s just ignore his reprisal as Indy and stick with his other recent films, which have pretty much been him trying to move outside the Action genre. And the other genres pretty much crushed his soul under the cash from his sellout and told him to get back where he belongs. So now, here’s Ford in a new action movie getting back in the saddle (ahaha Western, saddle, get it?). Here’s to hoping it’s awesome. And who are we kidding? It’s Harrison Ford getting his hands dirty in a western. I’m up for that. Olivia Wilde also stars. The actress has been in breakout heaven this season with two big-budget films, this and Tron.
Also have I mentioned the star power behind this? Steven Spielberg is executive producer, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are also producing. As for the writers, Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof are the powerhouses behind this baby. You might not recognize those names, so let me just say that they pretty much own the genre of Awesome. No joke. Orci and Kurtzman wrote the new Star Trek, both Transformers, TV shows Hawaii Five-O and Fringe, Mission Impossible III, The Island, and to top it all, several seasons of Alias. Lindelof is pretty famous as well for a little show that was pretty popular called Lost. Director Jon Favreau has been at the helm of both Iron Man movies. Seriously, the crew is almost cooler than the cast.
Hi, DiH
“Maybe being “in love again” is wonderful for him as well.”
Y’know, this is probably none of my business, but my heart goes pitter-patter! lol
Hi, Mendel
Ugh…you have an advantage over us cuz Daniel is in UK. Alright, I’ll take the pale pink. He surely likes that color, too :)
Hi, Guinness
I guess Freezy is sharpening its claws covertly against the Christmas tree…
BTW Tim posted it…that’s to say?
http://twitter.com/mailreturns/status/14650880963911681
There are actors that present themselves as cool cats, but you better take off your cool-cat suit if you want to act Philip Seymour Hoffman

Daniel Fan @ 12/15/2010 at 9:44 am

Hi all!
How’s the weather where you are? Well if it’s not good here you have a sunny dose of Daniel to cheer you up =)
http://thedanielcraigfixation.tumblr.com/post/2322519635/sunny-dose-of-daniel?ref=nf
And as I wrote in my moderated!!!! (grr) post(s) they only mention Harrison and not Daniel, but I’m sure he will be nothing less than excellent in anything he does. I have never seen him do a bad performance in anything. Even if the film itself was not so good he is always good.

Why we love bad writing
http://www.salon.com/books/stieg_larsson/?story=/books/laura_miller/2010/12/14/docx
Stieg Larsson and Dan Brown novels are riddled with cliches, but for many readers, that’s a feature not a bug
Forget peace on earth — there won’t even be peace among the bookshelves after the salvo against popular fiction launched in the pages of the Guardian newspaper this week by the British novelist Edward Docx. Docx, dismayed to find himself on a train full of passengers with their noses stuck in Stieg Larsson thrillers, announced “we need urgently to remind ourselves of — for want of better terminology — the difference between literary and genre fiction.” This, all too predictably, ignited multiple charges of outrage across the Internet.
Guardian readers have already ably dismantled the straw men in Docx’s essay. I don’t agree with most of what he says, but he has a point when he suggests that the other side often resorts to arguments as trumped up as his own. In fact, ferocious defenders of genre fiction seem far more numerous to me than its (public) detractors, and Docx may have even done them a favor; they seem to enjoy their indignation an awful lot. The not-so-secret reason why pissing matches are so common, after all, is that some people just really love taking it out.
Instead of getting into all that, however, let’s consider the original source of Docx’s concern: the enormous popularity of Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and the novels of Dan Brown. Certainly, these writers are far from the best their genres have to offer. Even the most vehement of genre champions will not argue that either man is a good, or even adequate, stylist. (Larsson himself seems to have been well aware that he was no Hemingway.) Rather, they are both, in many respects and apart from the whole genre question, fairly bad writers. So why do so many people devour their books?
I pose this question as someone who enjoyed all three of Larsson’s books, although I don’t care for Brown’s. I am exactly the sort of person who might be glimpsed reading “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” on a train. Docx seems to think his fellow citizens only resort to these books because they aren’t aware of the much better ones out there. “We simply have to find a way to bring the finest writers of the language more often to the attention of the carriages of people up and down the country who are evidently still willing and able to buy novels for the journey,” he writes. These hapless souls are currently being “subjected” to “atrociously bad” thrillers when they could be immersed in such Docx favorites as “Franzen, Coetzee, Hollinghurst, Amis, Mantel, Proux, Ishiguro, Roth.”

DC fixation site @ 12/15/2010 at 10:16 am

@to 596:

Daniel Fan’s site has tracking cookies also. Be careful what you click.

to DC fixation site @ 12/15/2010 at 10:36 am

The cookie can be easily deleted by the Internet option. However, the virus is very troublesome.

there’s almost no celeb/gossip site without tracking cookies. You are just surfing on one! So delete the cookies on a regular basis, no problem at all. But a virus is a quite a different thing.

Seven Stories Press Acquires Memoir by Stieg Larsson’s Partner

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/seven-stories-press-acquires-book-by-stieg-larssons-partner_b19183

Eva Gabrielsson spent 30 years as novelist Stieg Larsson‘s life partner. Now Seven Stories Press has acquired the North American rights to her memoir about their lives together. Linda Coverdale will translate.
Here’s more from the release: “Gabrielsson describes their activism and deep political passion, their struggle to keep Stieg’s magazine Expo going, their early lives, as well as the seemingly mundane details that make a life: their love of coffee and Stockholm cafes, etc. … The book also includes never-before-seen photographs and letters.”
The book is currently untitled. While Swedish, French, and Norwegian editions will arrive in January 2011, the English market will have to wait until June 2011. In a 2009 interview with Publishing Perspectives, Gabrielsson mentioned a memoir tentatively titled The Year After Stieg.
Hi, DF
Wow. Look, time that the comments were posted…we are twins :)
Thanks for the pic. And my Norton responded to nothing ;) Ah…take your glasses off!! I want to see your beautiful eyes anytime! Doh!
“Even if the film itself was not so good he is always good.”
I totally agree!!!!!

Bianca @