Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Puncture On DVD & Blu-ray January 3, 2012

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The Yoga Club by Cooper Lawrence

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Shameless Season 2

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In The Name Of The King 2 Giveaway

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Family Guy: Volume Nine

There’s a killer amongst us as the citizens of Quahog gather at James Woods’ mansion for a night of intrigue and murder! Will Peter solve the mystery…or will he just make it worse, as usual? Join all your Family Guy favorites for this classic whodunit, plus 13 other hilarious episodes, including the show’s milestone 150th episode, the controversial “Extra Large Medium,” and more!

Read my review here.


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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Keeping my kids away from holiday specials and making them do their homework

Guest post written by Barbara Long

I think that this time of the year is probably one of the toughest when it comes to parents and teachers. Kids are just really off the wall around this time of the year because they know that soon they'll get to do all kinds of fun things like open presents and not go to school in just a matter of days.

Well, I think that it's been really tough for me lately to not let the kids just sit in front of the TV and watch all of the exciting Christmas specials that are playing. So I told them that we would record them and once they're off from school they can watch as many as they want. I was looking online to see if I could find some info on other holiday specials to record and while I was doing that, I ran across some info on modern hearing devices. I showed them to my husband and after that he decided to go and get some hearing aids.

But my kids don't have too much longer before I'll let them watch Christmas specials all the time.

Disclosure: This is a paid post.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We Need To Talk About Kevin: Synopsis & Trailer



A suspenseful and gripping psychological thriller, Lynne Ramsay's WE
NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN explores the factious relationship between a
mother and her son. Tilda Swinton, in a bracing, tour-de-force
performance, plays the mother, Eva, as she contends for 15 years with
the increasing malevolence of her first-born child, Kevin (Ezra
Miller).

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, WE NEED TO TALK
ABOUT KEVIN explores nature vs. nurture on a whole new level as Eva's
own culpability is measured against Kevin's innate evilness. Ramsay's
masterful storytelling simultaneously combines a provocative moral
ambiguity with a satisfying and compelling narrative, which builds to
a chilling, unforgettable climax.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ETSY BUSINESS YARD ART

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

We went to http://www.satellitestarinternet.com and got satellite internet when our neighbors recommend it. I have actually been able to use the internet to start an Etsy.com business. I have always been a metal crafter and liked to make yard art. My workshop and house was full of yard art and I decided (after reading about Etsy on-line) to learn how to work the site and start a business. I just started listing everything extra that I had, and not making custom orders. I was surprised when almost everything that I listed sold quickly! If I hadn’t used Etsy, I probably would still have everything still sitting at my house. I also have had several people contact me about making custom orders. I really feel like an artist! For the custom orders that I have created, the clients have sent me pictures of my creations in their yards. They look great! I have e-mailed my story and pictures of my yard art to all of my friends and family, they too are really impressed!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters on May 4, 2012

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.





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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Snow Patrol's Latest Single


Snow Patrol broke through to global audiences over the course of their last three albums, released on the Fiction/Interscope/A&M label in the U.S., starting with Final Straw in 2003.  The album spun off the massive #5 UK single “Run,” which was subsequently covered by other UK artists (notably Leona Lewis).  Final Straw was certified RIAA gold in the U.S.; 5-times platinum in the UK (where it hit #3); and 6-times platinum in Ireland (where it hit #1).  Snow Patrol’s next album, Eyes Open did even better, on the strength of a career-defining worldwide Top 10 single and video, “Chasing Cars,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Rock Song.  The album was certified RIAA platinum in the U.S. (where it hit the Top 30), and 7-times platinum in both the UK and Ireland (hitting #1 in both territories).  Snow Patrol kept up their multi-platinum pace with 2008’s A Hundred Million Suns, another Top 10 album worldwide, containing the hit single and video, “Take Back the City.”

I am a huge fan of Snow Patrol and can't wait to get my hands on their latest album!





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Monday, September 5, 2011

Playing Games

For the past week, I have become obsessed with playing games, either on the PS3 or my laptop.  I have been trying out different games to get a feel for what I like and what I don't like.  I usually know within the first twenty to thirty minutes if a game will keep interested, which is nice because if it's not my cup of tea, I can stop and try something else.  I'm a determined person too, so if I find a game that strikes my fancy, I won't quit until I am a pro.

I had not played poker a lot, so I was often scared to try.  I've been learning a little bit these past few days and now I"m not quite so afraid of the game.  I have played other card games all my life, so it's kind of surprising that I feared poker.  I found Fiesta Poker online and have been thinking about giving it a try.  Why not try all new games, how else will I figure out what I will or won't enjoy?  I have a couple of friends who are really good at poker, so I should probably learn a little bit from them but after that, I'll try my hand at poker.

Puncture


Mike Weiss (Chris Evans) is a talented young Houston lawyer and a
functioning drug addict. Paul Danziger (co-director Mark Kassen), his
longtime friend and partner, is the straightlaced and responsible yin
to Mike's yang. Their mom-and-pop personal-injury law firm is getting
by, but things really get interesting when they decide to take on a
case involving Vicky (Vinessa Shaw), a local ER nurse, who is pricked
by a contaminated needle on the job. As Weiss and Danziger dig deeper
into the case, a health care and pharmaceutical conspiracy teeters on
exposure and heavyweight attorneys move in on the defense. Out of
their league but invested in their own principles, the mounting
pressure of the case pushes the two underdog lawyers and their
business to the breaking point.
 

Brothers and directors Mark and Adam Kassen bring this real-life story
to the screen with all the urgency and passion of the subjects
themselves. The result is an effective issue-driven drama that finds
its footing in a contemporary David and Goliath story.
 

Produced and co-directed by Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen, PUNCTURE
stars Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael
Biehn, Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton and
Vinessa Shaw. The film was written by Chris Lopata from story by Ela
Thier and Paul Danziger and was executive-produced by Jeffrey Gou &
Joan Huang, Paul Danziger and Rod de Llano & Craig Cohen.

CAST:

Chris Evans, Mark Kassen, Brett Cullen, Marshall Bell, Michael Biehn,
Jesse L. Martin, Roxanna Hope, Tess Parker, Kate Burton, Vinessa Shaw

DIRECTOR:

Adam Kassen and Mark Kassen

WRITER:

Chris Lopata

STORY BY:

Paul Danziger and Ela Their

GENRE:

Drama

RELEASE SCHEDULE:

Los Angeles, New York and Houston- Friday, 9/23

RUN TIME:

99 Minutes

STUDIO:

Millennium Entertainment

RATING:

R


Watching Movies

My husband and I watch movies at least a few times a week.  We tend to watch a few movies over the weekend as well.  Our favorites are horror and comedy.  I have to watch a movie in a genre that I'm in the mood for.  I can't watch anything at anytime.  Are you like that?   

I am a fan of drama movies.  I love The Shawshank Redemption and The Skeleton Key.  I think the drama category is the closest to portraying real life.  What do you think?  Are there any drama movies that hit close to home for you?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Private Practice: The Complete Fourth Season


From the creators of Grey's Anatomy, comes the fourth season of ABC's sexy medical drama, Private Practice. Re-experience daily life for Dr. Addison Montgomery and her family of colleagues at the Oceanside Wellness Group as they rely on one another to deal with every complex romance, medical case and moral dilemma that comes their way. Offering fans the chance to own every season episode on DVD, including the critically-acclaimed, award-winning episode "Did You Hear What Happened To Charlotte King?, the release also includes exciting never before seen bonus features!



Release Format: 5-Disc DVD Set

Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 US/$44.99 Canada

AT A GLANCE

Street Date: September 13, 2011

Direct Prebook: July 19, 2011

Distributor Prebook: August 2, 2011

Release Format: 5-Disc DVD set

Suggested Retail Price: $39.99 U.S. $44.99
Canada

Feature Run Time: 22 x 60-minute
episodes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

DVD Bonus Features include:

••"An Inside Look: The Violation Of Charlotte King" -- An in-depth look at the
episode in which Charlotte, played by KaDee Strickland, is raped by a mental
patient, in which she discusses her research and preparation for the shoot, as
well as her work with RAINN
••Deleted scenes and bloopers from the season

Grey's Anatomy: The Complete Seventh Season

Includes all 22 episodes in the popular medical drama's seventh season which features an exclusive extended version of the one-of-a-kind 'Music Event' episode, plus "The Making of the Music Event" created especially for the DVD. This DVD gives fans exactly what they've loved for seven seasons -- watching the compelling ensemble deal with life-or-death consequences, while they find comfort, friendship and, at times, love in one another. Through it all everyone involved discovers that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white -- real life only comes in shades of "grey."



Release Format: 6-Disc DVD Set

Suggested Retail Price: $45.99 US/$54.99 Canada

AT A GLANCE

DVD Bonus Features include:

••Extended Music Event Episode: "Song Beneath The Song" Fans of this episode
can now enjoy even more with an extended version of the episode
•• "The Music Event: Behind the Scenes" - Viewers are taken behind the scenes for
a fascinating look at what it took to make this very unique episode of the show.
From pitching the idea to the studio, to selecting the right music for the story
through the rehearsals, shooting and editing
••"Dissecting Grey's Anatomy: Unaired Scenes"
••"In Stitches: Season Seven Outtakes"
••"Seattle: Grace: Messages of Hope" Webisodes

Street Date: September 13, 2011

Direct Prebook: July 19, 2011

Release Format: 22 episodes on a
6-Disc DVD Set

Suggested Retail Price: $45.99 U.S.
$54.99 Canada

Rated: TV-14 DLS (US)

Feature Run Time: 22 x 60-minute
episodes

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)

Sound: 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
Sound

Language: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

The Lying Game

"The Lying Game," a new one-hour scripted drama, follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother.

After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls' designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.

"The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads; and   Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel.

Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "All My Children," "Melrose Place") serves as executive producer and writer; Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. Produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars).






Our Treat to Ourselves

Written by my friend Lino Brown

When I got my first big promotion my wife and I decide to reward ourselves with a lake house. We'd always wanted one and there was one we had in mind from the get go and we knew the kids would be over the moon with excitement. We put in a lowball offer and we were totally surprised when it was accepted and we?ve been working on making the place right ever since. I went to DIRECTstartv.com to look into satellite tv for the joint and my husband contacted a guy in town about shoring up the dock. The kids have just been getting bathing suits and practicing their swimming and we?re all really ready to get up there for the first time at the end of the summer! We've had to have the whole inside fumigated so that's kept us out for months at a time and I think as a whole family we're really pumped to get up there and enjoy every aspect of the place at the lake.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

“OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL” BEGINS PRODUCTION IN MICHIGAN



James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams
Topline Sam Raimi’s New Fantasy Adventure


Pontiac, MI., July 25, 2011—Walt Disney Pictures fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,”  directed by Sam Raimi, went in front of the cameras at the brand-new Raleigh Studios in Pontiac, Michigan, on Monday, July 25, 2011, boasting a stellar cast that includes Academy Award® nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) as the young wizard, Golden Globe® nominee Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”) as the witch Theodora, Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz (“The Constant Gardener”) as Kunis’ sister Evanora and two-time Oscar®-nominated actress Michelle Williams (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Blue Valentine”) as Glinda, the Good Witch.

The cast also includes Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Zach Braff (“Scrubs,” “Garden State”), who will play Franco’s circus assistant as well as lend his vocal talents to one of the CGI creatures in the story — Finley, the winged monkey who accompanies the magician on his journey to Oz; and 12-year-old actress Joey King (“Ramona and Beezus”), who will voice another CGI character in the story, China Girl, who also joins the future Wizard on his excursion through Oz.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

The film will be produced by industry veteran Joe Roth, along with executive producers Grant Curtis (the “Spider-Man” trilogy, “Drag Me to Hell”), Philip Steuer (“The Chronicles of Narnia” series) and Palak Patel. The screenplay was written by Mitchell Kapner, (“The Whole Nine Yards”) and David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole,” “Robots”).

Raimi has assembled his own band of technical wizards and movie magicians on the project, which includes cinematographer Peter Deming (“Mulholland Dr.,” “Drag Me to Hell”), two-time Academy Award®–winning production designer Robert Stromberg (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Avatar”), Oscar®-winning film editor Bob Murawski (“The Hurt Locker,” the “Spider-Man” trilogy), veteran Oscar®-nominated costume designer Gary Jones (“Spider-Man 2,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”), visual effects Oscar® winner Scott Stokdyk (“Spider-Man 2,” “Spider-Man”) and Academy Award®–winning special makeup artist Howard Berger (“The Chronicles of Narnia” series), who will create the looks of several of the unique denizens of Oz, including creatures such as the Whimsies, the Tinkers and the Winkies, as well as the ghastly look of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Production on “Oz The Great and Powerful” will take place entirely on site at the new Raleigh Michigan Studios, the 200,000 square foot sound stage facility in Pontiac, Michigan, once the location of General Motors Centerpoint business campus and truck manufacturing plant.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” will be released through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on March 8, 2013.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Raven


THE RAVEN
March 9, 2012

DIRECTOR: James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin)
WRITERS: Ben Livingston and Hannah Shakespeare
CAST: John Cusack- EDGAR ALLAN POE (Being John Malkovich, 2012)
Luke Evans- INSPECTOR EMMIT FIELDS (Immortals, The Three Musketeers)
Alice Eve- EMILY (Men In Black III)
Brendan Gleeson- COLONEL HAMILTON (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1)
Oliver Jackson-Cohen- CANTRELL (Faster)
PRODUCERS: Mark D Evans, Trevor Macy, and Aaron Ryder
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jesus Martinez


In this gritty thriller, Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack, Being John
Malkovich) joins forces with a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans,
Immortals) to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own
works as the basis in a string of brutal murders. Directed by James
McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Ninja Assassin), the film also stars Alice
Eve (Sex and the City 2), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver
Jackson-Cohen (Faster).

When a mother and daughter are found brutally murdered in 19th century
Baltimore, Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) makes a startling
discovery: the crime resembles a fictional murder described in gory
detail in the local newspaper-part of a collection of stories penned
by struggling writer and social pariah Edgar Allan Poe. But even as
Poe is questioned by police, another grisly murder occurs, also
inspired by a popular Poe story.

Realizing a serial killer is on the loose using Poe's writings as the
backdrop for his bloody rampage, Fields enlists the author's help in
stopping the attacks. But when it appears someone close to Poe may
become the murderer's next victim, the stakes become even higher and
the inventor of the detective story calls on his own powers of
deduction to try to solve the case before it's too late.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Hunger Games Official Movie Poster




Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


Justin Timberlake's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Appearance


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Scrubs


My sister used to work for a physical therapy office and I remember driving all around town with her trying to find some fashion scrubs.  I couldn't believe how hard they were to find!  When we finally did come across scrubs, the selection was minimal, at best.  After our relatively uneventful shopping experience, she said that she was going to start ordering her work clothes online.

I found a great site that has all kinds of scrubs for both men and women - http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Men/.  The website is very easy to navigate and has a crisp, clean layout.  They sell tops, bottoms, custom tops and bottoms, caps, lab coats, etc.  Pretty much anything a nurse or doctor would need to wear.

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Limitless


Bradley Cooper (The A-Team) and two-time Academy-Award® winner Robert De Niro, star in this provocative and action-packed thriller with unlimited surprising twists. Eddie Morra (Cooper), a burnt-out writer, discovers a top-secret pill that unlocks 100% of his brain’s capacity. He instantly acquires mind-bending talents and mesmerizing visions that bring him big money, beautiful women and limitless success. But his dream life soon becomes a waking nightmare, as the drug’s brutal side effects take their toll and Eddie finds himself entangled with a cunning Wall Street power broker (DeNiro) who wants everything Eddie has… and more.

Read my review here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Lying Game


"The Lying Game," a new one-hour scripted drama, follows Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who learns she has an identical twin sister, Sutton. Sutton, unlike Emma, was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on the mysterious identity of their birth mother.

After Sutton inexplicably fails to return to the girls' designated meeting place, Emma must decide whether to come clean about her identity and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sister's whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.

"The Lying Game" stars Alexandra Chando ("As The World Turns") as Emma/Sutton; Andy Buckley ("The Office") as Ted; Helen Slater ("Supergirl") as Kristin; Blair Redford ("90210") as Garrett; Sharon Pierre-Louis ("Lincoln Heights") as Nisha; Kirsten Prout ("Kyle XY") as Char; Alice Greczyn ("Lincoln Heights") as Mads; and Allie Gonino ("10 Things I Hate About You") as Laurel.

Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," "All My Children," "Melrose Place") serves as executive producer and writer; Leslie Morgenstein ("Pretty Little Liars," "The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") and Gina Girolamo will serve as executive producers. Produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television, the series is based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars). 

ABC Family’s new original series The Lying Game, based on the novel by author Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars), premiers Monday, August 15 at 9/8c!


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Tough, uncompromising and totally un-PC cop Brant (Statham) joins forces with Officer DC Porter Nash (Considine) to hunt down a serial killer (Gillen) who has been targeting police officers. This fast-paced action-thriller is a raw, gritty tale of moral ambiguity, outsiders and the sacrifices the police make to keep crime off the streets.




Available on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digitally on August 23rd

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2 The Story of Snape

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Q&A with The Nine Lives of Chloe King’s Benjamin Stone



Moderator                          Since Alek is a descendant of the Mai also, what makes Chloe different from him in regards to their abilities?

B. Stone                               Chloe is the ”Uniter,” so she not only has the basic power of every Mai, the claws, super hearing, agility, and night vision, but she also is an empath, which means she experiences directly what a person is feeling on an emotional level.  And also she has nine lives, which is pretty awesome, whereas I have one life, like a schmuck.

Moderator                          Can you talk about the Order and any run-ins Alek has had with them since the death of his parents?

B. Stone                               I can’t say too much about what happened in terms of my background with the Order, but I can tell you in general about Mai. They are constantly sort of hunting us, but they’ve only really just come back into the scene because they weren’t really worried until the Uniter kind of appeared and showed herself.  Now that Chloe is out and about they’ve kind of really started stepping up their organization, and they now are only just now really trying to find Chloe and kill her and eliminate the rest of the Mai.  But until now, they have been pretty dormant.

Moderator                          How did you get connected to The Nine Lives of Chloe King?  How did you start working with them?

B. Stone                               Just the usual place.  I was in LA auditioning and I got called in for an audition for this.  I remember reading it and thinking, because a lot of times you get auditions and you read it and you know whether it is something you could do really well or it is something you would kind of have to really try hard at and hope that you do a good job, but somebody else probably would get it just because they are more that person or they look better.  But I read it and I immediately thought, even reading the character break down, I was like “I think I can do this.” 

I went in to audition and it was actually also the busiest audition I’d ever been to.  I actually waited for half an hour and then I went away, grabbed dinner, came back and waited half an hour and then went in, and it was absolute mayhem, there were so many people there.  Everybody, all of the other cast said the same thing for their characters.  There were just so many people.  Then I got called back and then tested and met with the director and producer, and then eventually got the role.

Moderator                          You obviously do a lot of stunts on the show and that, jumping over rooftops, like the last one.  Can you talk some about the effects and the stunts?

B. Stone                               Yes, we actually have a stunt coordinator who just worked on Fast Five and lots of others, you know he did The Matrix as well.  He’s really, really great and we’re so lucky to have him.  We actually have stunt doubles as well, but we try and do as much as we can with time allowing and whether or not we are capable of doing what they want.  Also in terms of money as well, sometimes it’s just better for them to get someone in to do one of the big jobs while we’re shooting another scene and then we can come in and do a couple of fights and then run away again. 

So we try and do as much as we can and get as much shots of us doing it and then sometimes we have to get shots of the stunt doubles doing everything just as back up and then some of the bigger stuff they will come in and do, a lot of the big jumps they will do just for insurance reasons.  Even though I always try and get myself to do it, but sometimes they’re like, “No, you can’t. Sit down.”

Moderator                          What are you enjoying the most about working on the show?

B. Stone                               I just enjoy the camaraderie of working with all the people in the cast and the crew and everybody.  I’ve only been in America for just a few years and I started this a year and a half ago, so to me I’ve made a lot of close friends, and that’s why I have really enjoyed it.  I like the idea of going to work every day with a really great group of people and doing something different every day and it being a challenge.  I find that really exciting, so it’s something different every day.

Moderator                          That’s great.  So how would you say this role compares to some of your roles in the past, similar or different?

B. Stone                               This is the biggest one I’ve had.  It’s the most I’ve had to do so far, which is great, because it means I’m constantly doing different things, experiencing working on location, and with different people, different types of scenes.  But it is also, in terms of what I have had, it is kind of the first, I guess, leading man kind of role I’ve had, whereas before it’s been kind of slightly more nerdy or not as in the limelight.  This is kind of a bigger role for me in all ways.       

Moderator                          From Alek’s perspective, can you kind of describe the relationship he has with Chloe?

B. Stone                               Yes.  His relationship first started as being kind of a mentor.  He is also excited that he has found and reunites with his people, but also the fact that he has found another female Mai.  Through protecting her and mentoring her he has come to really find something different in her compared to other people because she won’t accept fully being a Mai and because she’s the Uniter as well she is constantly going back to her human friends and everything, which he finds kind of strange.  Because of that, it kind of gives him more respect for her, and he ends up caring about her more, and eventually falling in love with her.

Moderator                          As the Harry Potter saga kind of comes to an end, I know you’ve worked with the video games a lot, what does it feel like from your perspective to see it come to an end?

B. Stone                               For me it’s more of just being a fan.  I read all the books.  I read the last book a couple of times, and I’m excited because it is the best book of the whole bunch, and from seeing the trailer it looks incredible so I’m really excited to see it.  It’s been a long run so it’s not sad or anything; it’s kind of sad that there won’t be another one because they are always so good.

Moderator                          Anyway, what’s it like to work with your co-star?  It seems like she’s a lot of fun to be with. 

B. Stone                               Yes.  Skyler only just turned seventeen, so she’s still really young, but she is way beyond her years in terms of experience.  She’s really, really good and she’s always positive, even if she is on set for sixteen hours a day.  She obviously works most out of all of us because she is the main character and she is pretty much in every scene.  She is great fun and she’s got great parents.  We always have a lot of fun and she is very serious when she is on set in terms of getting everything done and working really hard.  She has a photographic memory as well.  She remembers her lines.  She always has a really long section and within a second she knows them.  Yes, she’s great.  She’s really good fun.

Moderator                          Is there anything coming to a head?  It looks like Brian’s dad and the Mai mother had one confrontation already, so without giving too much away, anything heading on the horizon that viewers should be aware of?

B. Stone                               Yes, the danger level definitely steps up and Chloe does have to legitimately be worried about her family members and her best friend.   It definitely steps up and we learn also that there is more than just the Order after Chloe.

Moderator                          It seems like there are more romantic vibes now between Alek and Chloe?  Any comments on that?

B. Stone                               From the very beginning, I think, it’s Chloe who just assumed that they’re together because she sees them together and Amy puts her straight and says no, no, no, they’re cousins.  That’s disgusting.  There were never any romantic vibes there.  It’s all just brotherly and sisterly because they live together and they’ve grown up together   the last few years.  But definitely in terms of Chloe, from the get-go he’s slowly developing feelings for her and then exponentially developing feelings for her within every episode.

Moderator                          Since this is a summer show and you obviously will have more free time for awhile, are you working on any movies or TV or anything for the fall or after that?

B. Stone                               Not at the moment.  I actually have to go back to England for a month just to see my family and take a break, so it’s hard to plan ahead past that at the moment.  I’m pretty much going home next week, but when I come back hopefully I will get something else.

Moderator                          Is Chloe going to start noticing Alek more or is there is anything in that way in their future?

B. Stone                               I can say that it definitely gets more complicated for her and it’s not quite as simple as “Oh, Brian’s really sweet and Alek’s a jerk.”  It definitely gets more complicated and she starts to see different sides of Alek.  She also changes as a person because she is embracing being Mai and also growing up.  She has never even really dealt with boys before, so she has a lot of decisions to make and they’re not quite as easy as you think.

Moderator                          Can you kind of talk about the process of doing the voice work for the Harry Potter games and what that was like?

B. Stone                               Yes, I actually didn’t do the Dumbledore voice which it says for some reason on IMDB.  I actually did the voices of Fred and George Weasley, and also sometimes Draco.  I think once or twice I did a voice for Harry, but in the game you play Harry, so he doesn’t really speak that much.  I would just go in every other week and I would have more lines from the video game to do.  Fred and George Weasley in the game have a lot because they own a shop and you get to go to them for things.  I had a lot of stuff to do for that. It was fun and I got to work with the directors from America.  We would both work in England and over the internet working and over the phone. So it was a really good experience when I was actually at school.

Moderator                          Were you always a big fan of fantasy adventure genre in terms of TV or film or even comics?

B. Stone                               Yes, I actually in terms of film and TV, I love watching sci-fi.  In terms of books, my favorite books to read are fantasy books.  In fact, I was just about to start reading the Game of Thrones series, , the Game of Thrones, the first book, and then I saw a billboard for it and I  thought that’s the book I’m going to read. So then I ended up watching it and I’m actually going to read the second one anyway because I can’t wait for the second season.  I love to watch fantasy as well.  I don’t like to read sci-fi, but I love to watch it.  Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite films.

Moderator                          Could you picture yourself in a type of live action role in the future?  If so, what character would it be?

B. Stone                               You know, I definitely could.  They’re filming a lot of young adult fantasy novel-type films now.  One of the ones I could have seen myself doing but they had already cast it, was Jace Wayland in The Mortal Instruments.  It was funny, because again reading that was actually like when I read Nine Lives.  It had very familiar characters in it as well and I immediately felt really good about it.  It didn’t work out in the end, but that would have been a great opportunity.  There was also the series the Ender’s Game that I think they are turning into a film, and I know some of the characters are very young in it but if they were to make them a little older, I’d love to do something in that.

Moderator                          Do you think that the teen years is an ideal time for these super heroes to discover their powers?

B. Stone                               Yes, everybody loves an origin story.  I say everyone, I do anyway.  All my favorite films, I actually saw Batman Begins to the Dark Knight because I love learning how they become who they are and of course I love watching the training and stuff, so I was really happy when we had our writers started writing and training sequences into the show.  There is more as well that I really enjoy, but I think it is kind of perfect because someone is growing up, they figure out who they are, they figure out where their priorities lie, and you know, what their opinions are and things.  I think you throw in the fact that they have super powers as well; it’s a perfect time to kind of meld the two together and learn how to use your powers responsibly and how to use them to help other people and better other people’s lives. 

I think it works very well, but it is funny you mention the suit because I just saw the trailer for Captain America and I never really wanted to see it before because it just seemed really cheesy.  I didn’t hear much about the suit,  and I love that because it makes it more kind of vintage and less cheesy and it just looks a lot cooler.

Moderator                          Do any of you have other powers besides the ones that we’ve seen so far?  Obviously you don’t have the nine lives, but are we going to be seeing any more of your powers come out in the future?

B. Stone                               Not that I know of.  Not so far.  The powers that we have are kind of the powers amongst the Mai.  Except for Chloe’s nine lives and having an empath, but all of the other powers remain the same.  At the moment we don’t seem to have any extra abilities or gain anything else.

Moderator                          If you could choose one of the Mai powers for yourself, what would you want to be able to do?

B. Stone                               I keep being asked this question and I keep changing my mind.  I think I have finally decided my answer.  I think for me it would just be general strength and agility.  I think being able to run fast and have the stamina to run and jump from buildings and that kind of thing and the speed, I think that’s kind of the coolest.  I’d love to have night vision but I think I wouldn’t use it responsibly, so I think the running around and having the strength to do whatever you want pretty much, I think that’s cool.

Moderator                          What have you learned about yourself since you started working on the show?

Moderator                          Oh, that’s a tough question.  What have I learned about myself?  I don’t know.  I think I know myself pretty well.  I’ve learned that I definitely love what I do because  sometimes you have concerns and questions about whether you can keep doing this or whether you can stick it out when you’re not working or auditioning and deal with the rejection, and also work sixteen hours a day and everything else.  I actually love it.  I love working with other actors and other artists and the crew and stuff.  But in terms of anything deeper than that, nothing really comes to mind.

Moderator                          How has stage acting helped you, especially doing a role that is as fantastic as this one?

B. Stone                               I think it has just given me the building blocks to kind of create a character or to just kind of experience things live as they are happening and not kind of be rigid.  I mean, I am still learning and evolving but I think it is just the basic principle of the theater that’s given me the edge and the confidence as well, although switching into the media of television it is terrifying more so than being on stage, because there’s no direct feedback as time is of the essence.  If you muck up, somebody is losing money. That’s hard in that aspect to get used to.  It  just prepared me and it also gave me the commitment as well, because knowing that it was only going to help me get through training and sticking it out without making any money and things like that.  I actually loved it.  I would love to get back to stage as well, but for now I’m loving this and this role.  It’s just incredible and I feel really, really fortunate to be a part of the show.

Moderator                          Do you have a favorite play that you’ve done or a favorite Shakespearean play?

B. Stone                               It’s been awhile.  I actually really enjoyed a play, it’s a farce called A Flea in her Ear.  That was really good fun just because it was just so hilarious and every night it was different, all the jokes kind of change because you change and the audience changes.  That was really good fun. 

In terms of things that I’ve actually done, my favorite musical that I did was a musical called Dreaming, which was based actually on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  It sounds like it would be really cheesy if you said oh, it’s a  musical based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but the music is beautiful and so well written and everybody else is really funny as well.  That would be my favorite musical that I did.  I think that was just perfect.  I’d love to see that be bigger and go to Broadway.  That was really fun.