February 28th, 2011 by Dunc · 2 Comments
There were few surprises at tonight’s Oscars: Lone genre Best Picture nom Inception was awarded mostly in technical categories (including Visual Effects… Sorry, ILM.) And Natalie Portman did indeed win Best Actress for Black Swan.
For the rest, The King’s Speech cleaned up with 4 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Colin Firth.
Batman Jesus Christian Bale took home Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter. But perhaps most mind-blowing to this former teen of the 90′s: Trent Reznor now has an Oscar (for The Social Network score.)
As for the ceremony itself… It was pretty standard; All the real fun was (of course) partaking in all the snark on Twitter. I did greatly enjoy the auto-tune, though.
And yes, Irvin Kershner did make the In Memoriam reel, as did modelmaker Grant McCune.
Filed: film · people
Tagged: awards · christian bale · irvin kershner · natalie portman · oscars · visual effects
February 4th, 2009 by Dunc · 2 Comments
The Fanboys cometh. Director Kyle Newman interviewed at StarWars.com and Sci Fi Wire, while Billy Dee Williams talks to SciFi Scanner.
Meanwhile, TFN has the final theater count and a Chicago premiere report. And for those of us who are going to have to wait, Newman tells us what to expect on the DVD.
- Bale’s short fuse. A recording of Christian Bale cussing out a crew member on the set of Terminator Salvation proved embarrassing for all involved, except maybe the guy who made it into a kicking techno remix. (And these guys.) Harry Knowles defended the actor, which might mean more if it was coming from someone other than Harry “Is Hollywood watching? Are they impressed?” Knowles.
- Slumdog Millionaire star joins Airbender. M. Night Shyamalan’s Avatar adaption has a new Zuko – Dev Patel. Fan reaction has been mixed – folks are happy to see more diversity, but many are bothered about the implications of the film’s only Asian actor playing the villain.
- Someone too committed to Sparkle Motion. There have been rumors floating around of a Donnie Darko sequel. Now, io9 has word of the direct-to-DVD S. Darko. Honestly, I have a hard time believing this isn’t a prank…
- Bloop. No WALL-E sequel in sight. Phew.
Filed: fandom · film
Tagged: avatar: the last airbender · billy dee williams · christian bale · fanboys (movie) · interviews · terminator · wall-e
January 8th, 2009 by jawajames · No Comments
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation, in the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, beating out other such online sensations as “Paris Hilton’s response to McCain ad”. In the other geeky categories, Heroes nabbed the spot for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman got favorite superhero, and Christian and Heath beat out Harrison and Shia for Favorite On Screen Match Up. The Dark Knight beat out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man for both favorite movie and favorite action movie.
Filed: film · tv
Tagged: awards · batman · christian bale · dr horrible · heroes · indiana jones · indy iv · joss whedon · people's choice · shia labeouf · superheroes
December 27th, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
There is no Christian Bale fan fiction here. We like him and all, but not that much. ClubJade.net might come up in Google for it (okay, I can’t find it, but I guess someone did) but all our fanfic is old and about the fictional people of Star Wars.
Answerer 3: It’s called Real Person Fiction, and it does indeed exist. There have been some actual fandoms devoted to the stuff. Sorry.
But since you clicked, have a consolation prize.
Tagged: christian bale · fan fiction · google what hast thou wrought? · wtf
August 30th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
In apology for that duo of early Halloween/horror posts, I hearby present you with Christian Bale and Kermit the Frog: Secret twins? Praise be to , for this epic contribution to the random things that amuse us on the internet.
Tagged: christian bale · fun · muppets
December 4th, 2007 by Paula · No Comments
Even though the Writer’s Strike is still going, we will be getting some new genre television come January in the form of the new Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Summer Glau talks about adjusting to playing a terminator.
In related Terminator news, could Christian Bale be in negotiations for T4?
Tagged: christian bale · summer glau · terminator
August 18th, 2007 by Dunc · 3 Comments
Eighteen new pics from The Dark Knight for your enjoyment. I’m assuming you already know what Christian Bale looks like in a suit, but there are images of a more spoilery sort at the link.
Tagged: batman · christian bale · superheroes
July 14th, 2006 by Dunc · 1 Comment
You know how Hollywood is; they love to repeat themselves. Now, (almost) everyone loves a sequel, but the worst trend is when two studios have competing versions of almost the same exact kind of movie. This year it’s magic, or rather, Victorian era stage magic that may be the real thing! Gasp! Yawn!
Your choices: Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, staring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson or The Illusionist with Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti and my ever-evil Hollywood boyfriend Rufus Sewell.
To their credit, the trailers do make the films look as different as, say, Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love turned out to be. We can hope.
Tagged: christian bale · hugh jackman