Although NBC's new revival of Dracula is set during the Victorian era, the network isn't shying from giving the vampire show a modern edge, including introducing it to SDCC with a gritty, racy, new trailer. The latest trailer reveals the darker side of immortality, and plans on reaquainting audiences with Bram Stoker's vision of vampires, which is entirely separate from that potrayed in Twilight. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays the titular role, and it becomes apparent very early on that his lust for women is only equaled by his hunger for blood. Although there are some hints of romance, the show obviously has plans to explore the less pleasant side of being immortal.
Jodi, whose voice is "richly soulful," started singing at age four. She also began combining her love of poetry and music into lyrics; she attended a performing arts high school, and was later offered a scholarship at the Berklee College Of Music. For Jodi, being accepted into Berklee was the push she needed to realize that she did have a talent for music, and could make it in the industry, in spite of its challenges. She studied there for two years before making the decision to move back to New York City and try her hand at being a professional musician. The new EP is the culmination of all of her efforts.
Emilia Clarke's rise to fame is likely the envy of all aspiring actresses. The 26-year-old Brit has only acted in a few television roles before landing the sought-after role of Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's Game of Thrones. The role was the chance of a lifetime for any actress, considering Dany's character is one of the most popular in the series, and practically guaranteed the woman playing her instant fame. As a result of her role, Clarke has become a household name, and recently starred on Broadway as Holly Golightly in a new production of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Somehow it seems doubtful that these words will sway boycotters, who aren't just avoiding the film to make a statement. They want to prevent Card from making any additional money off the film's revenues as well. The effort is helmed by Geeks Out, who wrote on their website, "[d]o not buy a ticket at the theater, do not purchase the DVD, do not watch it on-demand. Ignore all merchandise and toys. However much you may have admired his books, keep your money out of Orson Scott Card’s pockets.”
Lionsgate also publicly distanced itself from Card's views, but unfortuntely it has already compensated the author for the rights to his book, so its unlikely that holding a LGBT benefit premiere for Ender's Game will change anyone's mind.
The music is by DJGetlive, and K Foxx and many other stars will make an appearance. Cris A.C., whose wildly fun parties have been mentioned by both Time Out New York and The Village Voice, is hosting the event, which is this Saturday, July 20th, with red carpet arrivals from 10-11 pm! If YOU want to be on the exclusive guest list, check out Joonbug.com and request an invite.
Netflix began exploring the realm of original programming just last year, with the critically-aclaimed, Kevin Spacey-helmed House of Cards. The subscriber service recognizes the merit of its own show; it has already begun campaigning vigoriously for nominations for House of Cards. They encouraged homeowners to put up campaign signs to promote their shows. Netflix also has Arrested Development as an Emmy contender; the show was popular with Emmy voters back when it originally aired on network television, so it wouldn't be surprising if it was rewarded this year as well. Netflix's final big contender could be Orange is the New Black, which not only takes place in a women's prison, but doesn't shy from highlighting LGBT characters. Many network television shows have avoided adding too many LGBT characters to a cast, possibly fearing that they might alienate potential viewers. Netflix doesn't have to worry as much about a particular show alienating viewers because subscribers pay for the service regardless, and their revenues aren't based on advertising.
In news that surprises no one, Bryan Cranston has received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The biggest surprise is how long it took the vetern actor and multiple-Emmy winner to be awarded this honor. His hit-show Breaking Bad has been on for five seasons and ends its run this summer; the series is an awards-darling, and has netted both Cranston and his co-star Aaron Paul Emmy wins. The Walk of Fame star is a recognition of achievement in the entertainment industry, so it's a little bizarre that it took until 2013 for the former Malcom in the Middle star to be given one.
When the first The Amazing Spider-Man film hit theaters, many assumed that devotees of the franchise would spurn yet another reboot, but it grossed over $700 million on a $200 million budget, and became the 48th highest grossing film of all time. That success guaranteed as least one sequel (right now the series has two more planned, one for 2016, and one for 2018), and although Jamie Foxx was announced as the main villain, Electro, months ago, official pictures of the star in all his costumed glory had yet to appear.
No photos yet of the movie's other costumed villain, Paul Giamatti's The Rhino. The film is slated for release May 2, 2014, so expect an official picture long before then!