Monthly Archives: April 2012
Among the first to arrive at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner gala last night were Once Upon a Time couple Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas, looking like something out of a fairy tale in black and white, with Goodwin’s lipstick providing a splash of red. It’s not news in Vancouver that Snow White and her Prince Charming are dating in real life. Here they are as their affectionate real selves in between takes in the village of Steveston. After filming their scenes, Goodwin and Dallas walked past me hand-in-hand on Moncton Street back to circus. The course of true love ran much smoother for them in Vancouver than it has for their Storybrooke characters Mary Margaret Blanchard and David Nolan, whose reunion will be thwarted yet again tonight [...]
Sounds like The Killing cast and crew had a few too many rounds from the special Drink Menu at last night’s season two wrap party in Vancouver. What a clever idea. A series of drinks named after the victim, the Rosie (vodka, cranberry, soda, lemon); the detectives, the Linden (gin, soda, lime juice) and the Holder (rum, coke, lime juice); the prime suspect of season one, the Richmond (rye, ginger, orange); and the as-yet-unknown the Killer (shots of tequila). Some party photos are now surfacing on Twitter including one of Patrick Gilmore and Billy Campbell sandwiched between three young women, with victim Rosie Larsen herself on the right, aka Katie Findlay. Congratulations all. The wrap party means that after a two-season investigation The Killing has finally filmed the answer to the question: [...]
The main cast for the Percy Jackson sequel Sea of Monsters had a lot of fun working yesterday. Logan Lerman’s Percy Jackson, Douglas Smith’s Tyson and Alexandra Daddario’s Annabeth jumped on the spot to warm up for a morning scene of the trio running from 500 Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver dressed as the Delaware School of Culinary Arts. And then in the afternoon, they moved a block east for fun scenes with Nathan Fillion as god Hermes in shorts in a fake UPS store. A very good day, indeed. Fixing the flag. Warming up for the run.
Since the scenes of Cortexiphan kid Nick Lane’s return are in the promos for tonight’s Fringe, I’ve restored Lane, played by David Call, to my photos of the shoot in Yaletown. The is one where first Joshua Jackson, then Seth Gabel slipped on wet grass, ruining takes. No one found it funnier than them. It was one of those wonderful Fringe shoots where fans watched up close as cast and crew went about their business of making this out-of-this-world show, just renewed for a fifth and final season. Tonight’s @Fringenuity hashtag is the episode title #WorldsApart.
Whoever thought of making Nathan Fillion’s god Hermes a UPS courier in shorts is brilliant. What a great twist on the idea of Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, giving Percy Jackson what he needs to head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical golden fleece to save Camp Half-Blood from attack by monsters, the second in the Percy Jackson & the Olympians franchise. Nathan Fillion flew into Vancouver yesterday to do his cameo but he wasn’t easy to spot inside a fake UPS Store at Pender & Abbott in downtown Vancouver. He may have gone undetected if a friend hadn’t suggested he could be inside behind the counter. And sure enough from across the street through the glass I caught glimpses [...]
This Fall on FOX: Witness Fringe Division’s Last Stand. Fringe: The Final Season. Joel Wyman/ @JWFringe: OFFICIALLY PICKED UP FOR 13 EPISODES! Our team thanks FOX/WB and our INCREDIBLE fans. See the FOX teaser here. “Fringe is a remarkably creative series that has set the bar as one of television’s most imaginative dramas. Bringing it back for a final 13 allows us to provide the climactic conclusion that its passionate and loyal fans deserve. The amazing work the producers, writers and the incredibly talented cast and crew have delivered the last four seasons has literally been out of this world. Although the end is bittersweet, it’s going to be a very exciting final chapter.” — FOX president Kevin Reilly. Could I [...]
How did Continuum creator Simon Barry conceive of a Vancouver in 2077 which has become North America’s financial centre in a world where corporations have taken over failed governments? By reading and watching the news, of course. He calls it more science fact than science fiction. In this dystopian future, rising seas from global climate change have wiped out the east coast but Vancouver is protected by a dam across English Bay. So why hasn’t the Lions Gate Bridge been dealt with in 2077?, joked one of the Continuum panel at Vancouver Fan Expo last Saturday. Is the city all bike lanes in 2077?, joked a fan during the Q & A, prompting Barry to respond that there are no cars at all in his [...]
We’ve been specualating for a while that Eion Bailey’s August W. Booth, aka The Stranger, could be Rumplestiltskin’s long-lost son Baelfire. It turns out he’s not, but Robert Carlyle’s Rumpelstiltskin/Mr.Gold has some hope early on in episode nineteen called The Return. It opens with a seemingly-disabled August struggling to get out of bed and to walk. He meets up with Jared Gilmore’s Henry across the street from Mr. Gold’s Pawn Shop, asking for the boy’s help in “accelerating the plan” while pretending it’s part of Operation Cobra. “We’re a go,” he says as Henry runs into Mr. Gold’s to buy a gift for Miss Blanchard “since she didn’t kill that woman” (one of the funniest scenes is the accompanying ”We’re glad you didn’t kill Mrs. Nolan” card from her class), while August searches Mr. [...]
Published April 20, 2012 on Vancouver is Awesome Tonight’s Fringe — called Letters of Transit — promises to be epic, apparently set in the year 2036 in the world of the Observers, with big scenes of background performers dressed in their grey suits and fedoras filmed at the Olympic Village and on a concourse in B.C. Place stadium. Can you remember any TV production ever renting out even part of new B.C. Place for filming? This is huge. Why is John Noble’s Walter Bishop in the future with Lost’s Desmond, aka Henry Ian Cusick? Vancouver’s own Fringe star Joshua Jackson has said this is where “the door to [Fringe's] fifth season is opened” and plays into the decision to film [...]
Why was there a cab with ancient greek lettering at the Vancouver Art Gallery? It could only be for the Percy Jackson sequel Sea of Monsters, the second in the film franchise about Percy Jackson and friends, who embark on a series of adventures based on Greek mythology. It drew a crowd of spectators to the north-west corner of the plaza to watch the scene being filmed with a tracking camera of cast (from left to right) Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith and Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson watching as the cab, with strange white-faced creatures inside, speeds away in a cloud of smoke. Earlier, downtown workers got a kick out of watching crew on ladders clipping leaves to bare trees and rolling out their own [...]
If you meet Sam Rockwell coming out of his trailer for the film A Single Shot, he’s a pleasant, genial guy, happy to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans. But as he crosses the street to set he turns into his surly character John Moon, a hunter who’s being tracked by hardened backwater crooks after stumbling into a deep woods campground filled with drugs, cash and the body of a young woman that Moon just killed by accident with a single fatal shot. Outside Dot’s Diner turned Puffy’s Diner in old town Langley, Sam Rockwell walked head down around and around in a circle before going in the diner door and brushing past a Devon County Sheriff (West Virginia) for the scene. Later Rockwell kicked a garbage can again [...]