Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Universal posted a message to the film's Facebook page today that filming will continue and that Paul's two brothers would be helping complete his parts as body doubles. It is then to be assumed that CGI will be utilized.
A Note to the Fans of FAST AND FURIOUS
The FAST AND FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other. It certainly defines how we feel about our fans.
Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film.
We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for FAST AND FURIOUS 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.
We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too.
We are just under a year away from the release of FAST AND FURIOUS 7, and this film is the most important we’ve ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O’Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role.
We wanted to take a moment to speak to our fans directly and thank you for the love and support you always show us as we resume our work.
Side note: I tried, but I can't write a post about the Fast and Furious franchise without pointing out the fact that I cannot believe they have been able to make so much money making the same movie over and over again. It's impressive. And sad. ...anyways, RIP Paul Walker. Your hotness lives on in the movies.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
WHY NICK, WHY?!?!?!
Side Note 1: Everything is a side note to my despair of the final single Backstreet Boy tying the knot. I would have even settled with Kevin. Or Howie. Like seriously - any of them with Nick and Brian obviously being my one and two (and AJ my number three either before the baldness or after the hair plugs).
Side Note 2: They got married in Santa Barbara on Saturday April 12, 2014. Her name is Lauren Kitt. I hate her...on principle. She's probably very nice.
Side Note 3: Aaron Carter wasn't there, he was at home planning on how he was going to win Hilary Duff over with no money and no future (this is, of course, sarcasm - he missed the wedding because of a plane malfunction and he tweeted Nick that he was missing it. Nick only gives his phone number to those in his inner circle, clearly. Sorry Aaron, move along.)
Side Note 4: Apparently none of the Carter clan attended. I believe they hate each other. My hopes of a House of Carters Season 2: Anchors Away where they live on a small boat for a month is 100% never going to happen. So many crushed dreams today. Life is not fair.
Side Note 5: All of the Backstreet Boys were in attendance. Bros for life.
Side Note 6: AJ's 17 month old daughter was the flower girl. (Side note to this side note: Why do people put babies in weddings when the human needed to fulfill the role has a purpose? The flower girl is supposed to throw things. The ring bearer is supposed to carry the rings - both things babies can't do. People need to check themselves. For real.)
Side Note 7: US Weekly said that Howie, AJ and Brian were at the wedding but failed to mention Kevin was there - LIKE THEY FORGOT HE REJOINED THE BAND. Rude. Kevin was there. He tweeted about it. Geez.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Sarah was the first one evicted and then when Sabrina and Rachelle were put on the block in the first double eviction and Kenny was not picked to play in the veto his fate was sealed.
Sarah did try to get the votes to stay, but the house was not swayed. Before she left, Kenny said "F-ck it" and told the house that he was gay. They were all pretty shocked. It was the best moment of the season - because 1. Kenny was involved and 2. Sabrina said something ignorant and looked like an idiot. Win win.
After they were sent packing back to back I had a quick chat with the newest Big Brother evictees:
Jes: Hi Sarah. Have you talked to or seen your kids yet?
Sarah: I have not.
Jes: That's so sad!
Sarah: I know, but you know what, the emotion of it is actually...being in the house and not knowing when you are going to see them is the hardest part. Now sitting here knowing, exactly when I'm going to talk to them and exactly when I'm going to see them next takes that all away. I'm so excited for that moment and reveling in all the fun stuff I'm doing today.
Jes: So, Heather was the one that sent you home. How do you feel about the fact that you basically showed your cards to the whole house by saving Heather and she was the one who sent you packing.
Sarah: I KNOW! I hated that! I even said to Kenny, you guys were the ones that wanted me to do this and now she's taking me down. You know, in the moment when we saved Heather, that's what I thought was best for my game and to be honest I don't know how much of a role Heather actually played in this weeks HoH. I'm pretty confident it was Arlie and Jon that took me down and not Heather. It is slightly ironic, and ugh, I'll laugh about it when I'm done being angry.
Jes: There were a lot of twists in the game this year. Which one was the most surprising to you?
Sarah: When I found out last night that three people had lived basically in a bomb shelter box for who knows how long, I think that was the craziest thing ever. That was the craziest twist to me. Allison coming into the house, was crazy. Finding out that they actually lived in a little room, trying with little bobbleheads what was going on in the house - that just blew my mind.
Then to chat with evictee number two. Needless to say, I am so disappointed about Kenny's ousting, I may stop watching the show all together:
Jes: Hi Kenny.
Kenny: Hey, how's it goin?
Jes: Not good, you got kicked out of the house last night!
Kenny: Oh, imagine how I'm feeling!
Jes: Well, probably not as bad as me, but OK. You can have this one.
Jes: So, you made the biggest headlines outside of the house with your decision to play 'straight' in the game and a lot of people were mad about it. Do you think the viewers had the right to judge you for making this decision as a game move?
Kenny: Um, well no. Not really. I'm the one that was playing the game. It's really hard to place judgement on a situation you're not involved in. Going into the game, I felt that playing it straight would leave more doors and roads open for me to possibly continue on in the game. I felt going in there, keeping more options open was my best bet.
Jes: Of all of the people in the first five alliance, were you surprised that Arlie was the first one to flip sides?
Kenny: Um, no. I'm not that surprised. I've had suspicions about Arlie for a long time. Our conversations going back and forth, there was no give, there was only take. He was very diplomatic saying "I agree, I agree" without giving any two cents ever. The fact that he never really had any sort of input automatically gave me some red flags. Everyone else was very outspoken and very opinionated.
Jes: If you were to be placed back in a similar living situation, in a house with a bunch of people, which of the houseguests from this season would you want to be with you and which would you not.
Kenny: Absolutely 1 million percent I'd want Sarah there with me. We connected on so many different levels. Emotionally, mentally, and strategically we were very much on the same page. We worked very well together which obviously was picked up by the other houseguests because we were such big targets. As for who I wouldn't want in there it would be um...probably Heather. Her voice drove me absolutely insane and her comments about absolutely anything were trivial and annoying so I feel for my sanity I wouldn't want to be back in the house with her.
And that folks, is why Kenny is my favorite.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
BUT CORY AND TOPANGA ARE BACK TOGETHER AND ALL IS WELL WITH THE WORLD! (Yes, you were supposed to read that like I was yelling in your face.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The last feature film Braff directed was Garden State. Tough to beat that, but this one could be great...or not, according to Sundance reviews or the 36% it currently has on Rotten Tomatoes.
I couldn't say for sure. Festival critics can be annoying, so I try not to plan my life around them. They could be right...maybe it is awful. HOWEVER, I do refuse to believe that the great Mandy Patinkin would agree to be in a shitty movie. It's Mandy Patinkin for crying out loud. He just wouldn't do that.
The trailer doesn't have a lot of talking, thus I have grabbed a short plot summary off the internet for your enjoyment:
Wish I Was Here' is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, who at 35 is still trying to find his identity; a purpose for his life. He winds up trying to home school his two children when his father can no longer afford to pay for private education and the only available public school is on its last legs. Through teaching them about life his way, Aidan gradually discovers some of the parts of himself he couldn't find.
OK...so not my jam, but Mandy Patinkin guys, Mandy Patinkin.