Saturday, 12 November 2011

K-11's Goran Visnijc in the official trailer for 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Goran plays Dragan Armansky, in the highly anticipated David Fincher directed, 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. 

Official site description of character:

'Dragan Armansky is CEO of MIlton Security, a high-tech firm offering industrial and personal protection, security solutions to Swedish companies home and aborad, and private investigations. He considers Lisbeth Salander the most capable investigator he's ever met. Also the most irritating one, which is why he finds it advisable to keep her away from his clients.'

The movie is released on 21 December in the US.
Please check here for your countries release date: IMDB release date information

Video: Billy Morrison promotes the Global Green USA 'I Am' campaign

Climate change is causing ice to melt and sea levels to rise, threatening billions of people along with world's coastlines, including 150 million Americans. We asked friends of Global Green USA, including Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams, Ed O'Neill, James Cameron, Suzy Amis, Nia Vardalos, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Mark McGrath, Ed Begley Jr., Esai Morales, and Billy Morrison, to help us spread the word with this public service announcement (PSA) and to launch our I AM

 We are all urging you to join us in taking individual actions to fight climate change and demand that our leaders invest in green technologies and green jobs now. Join us in fighting climate change today:

 Send a photo of you in the city you love and make a pledge to act in fighting climate change, by entering our I Am Fighting Climate Change Challenge here:
(The winner will win VIP tickets to walk the green carpet in eco-style at our Pre-Oscar Party in February 2012!)

You can also donate to Global Green USA via their website.

Film Distributor censors Kate del Castillo's 'Without Men' from Spanish Film Festival

The Spanish distributor for the film Without Men cut steamy lesbian scenes before The Gay and Lesbian Film Festival of Barcelona. Tayrona Entertainment, the film’s distribution company in Spain, said that the film was “re-edited” for a mainstream audience.

The film is about a Latin American village that needs to find a way to exist with the absence of men due to communist guerillas forcibly recruiting all of them. Written and directed by Gabriela Tagliavini, the film is based on a novel by James Canon and stars Eva Longoria, Christian Slater, and Mexican sensation Kate Del Castillo. The women face issues such as getting money to go shopping, daily household tasks, reproduction, and of course, intimacy.

"We are very angry that a distributor can modify the content of a film," said Xavier Daniel, director of the Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. "The audience will not understand the film, because all the lesbian scenes are cut out. It is unbelievable in the year 2011."

As a result of censoring the scenes between Longoria and Del Castillo, the film festival decided to cancel the screening.

Craig Owen's talks about his acting career (AltPress)


Once these are completed, Owens says he’ll be taking a break from solo gigs until late 2012 if not longer, wanting to focus his energy on writing new material, performing with D.R.U.G.S. and building his acting career. He’ll be studying acting in the upcoming months at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles home of such leading men as Brad Pitt, Will Smith and Chris Pine and his first role, in the horror movie K-11, is currently in post-production and will see the light of day in 2012. His decision to pursue movie and TV roles is not as a flight of fancy and, as Owens explains in this interview with AP, it’s been something that he has wanted to do since he was a kid.

Okay, let’s talk about your choice to pursue acting. Some fellow musicians would probably scoff at that as when musicians usually decide to get into acting, it’s seen as trying to go Hollywood and become a red carpet hog. What drove you to this direction? You are a big horror movie buff but the choice to really get into movies is another thing entirely.

First of all, I don’t do anything I don’t feel passionate about. Acting was some that was very present in my early life before I decided to give myself 100% to the music world. I did a ton of musical theater growing up and that’s kind of what I pictured myself doing when I was growing up.

Then I had friends that introduced me to this whole new genre of music and then I was sucked away. I believe that life goes full circle and I believe in destiny too. I may have been focusing on my career in touring and writing music but that’s not the only thing that I am. It’s not what consumes me day in and day out. I spent a lot of time off watching movies. I’m one of those IMDB people. (Owens’ own beginner IMDB profile can be found here.)

I’ve always had this massive obsession with storytelling in the lyrics I write. On the first Chiodos record, me and Brad [Bell, Chiodos keyboardist] were writing from a movie perspective. The song, "The Words ‘Best Friend’ Become Redefined," is basically a horror movie. That’s what we through of when we were writing it together. The name "Chiodos" comes from Killer Klowns From Outer Space.

People that really know me know that this acting decision isn’t disingenuous. I don’t think many fans realize how much acting comes with being a musician sometimes. When I’m on stage, that’s not how I act all the time. It’s an overwhelming feeling sharing what it was that I was feeling when I wrote these songs. It’s the same thing with scripts and movies—it’s tapping into you in a different way. This just gives me a different outlet to show different personality traits that I wouldn’t be able to show normally because I’m always under such a microscope anymore. In today’s music scene, if you’re not a smiling human being all the time you’re quickly demonized and picked apart. It’s just a different way to share with the world. It’s very therapeutic.

To be clear though, I just want to say that I’m not looking to be in the next Fast & Furious. I’m hoping to develop a very fun career. I won’t do any role that I won’t love. I want to do horror stuff. I want to do stuff that intrigues me. I’m doing this because I love to not because I need to.

For the full interview, please click at source