Thursday, January 31, 2013

Night Shift

They might not be singing the "Music of the Night", but Jake and Hugh have been acting in the night.  Prisoners has been doing some night shooting  this week and have been working after dark.

Now them singing.....Who am I ?  Well they might save that for wrap party karaoke. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Taking it to #1 - again

Jake is on top again.
Back in the fall EoW came out ahead it's opening weekend.

And now it's #1 for home DVD and Blu-Ray sales.

The small budget End of Watch turned out $41 million at the domestic box office and it still has releases worldwide scheduled for 2013.

EoW bumped the prior week’s top seller, 20th Century Fox’s Taken 2, to the No. 2 spot on both the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, and Nielsen’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.
This is another small  to medium size movie that returned solid numbers and created profit after all is said and done.

Jake also has success in home DVD's.  His last four movies were number #1 the first week of their DVD release. (Prince of Persia, Love & Other Drugs, Source Code and End of Watch)

While tentpole movies might not be Jake's forte for success, he has found the right combination of movie size, budget and target size to come out on top not just for the studio but Jake as well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stamp Collecting for Cash

 Austin's a fan of the Man in Black, but who knew the guys are taking Johnny's song to heart so much.

Because of their running here there and everywhere, while they play catch me if you can,  it looks more and more like this could be their theme song.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.
 I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.


I've been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

And now Austin could give a stamp of approval with the newly announced Johnny Cash postal stamp.

Remember big guy, lick it before you stick it.
Wait are we still talking about stamps?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Movie Math

Today's it's multiplication

If you took Brothers

and combined it

with Prisoners

you could get all these new movie options:

My Own Worst Enemy

To Catch a Thief aka Finding Myself

Prison Brothers

Enemies : A Law Story

The Gyll with the Neck Tattoo I and II

 Crossing the Line: Living both sides of the Law

Six Shooter: The Multiple Personality Law Man

Brothers in Law


Arrested Development

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Out Spotlight

Today's is an American actress, best known for her role on the ABC sitcom Roseanne and as a co-host and creator of the daytime talk show The Talk. Today's Out Spotlight is Sara Gilbert.

Sara Gilbert was born Sara Rebecca Abeles on January 29, 1975 in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Barbara Crane and Harold Abeles. Her two older siblings, Melissa Gilbert and Jonathan Gilbert, were stars of Little House on the Prairie. Melissa and Jonathan both were adopted by Barbara and her first husband, Paul Gilbert; who had passed away. Sara changed her surname to Gilbert to become an actress in 1984.

Gilbert decided at age six that she wanted to be an actress after her older sister, Melissa Gilbert, got a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Following appearances in television movies and a commercial for Kool Aid, at the age of thirteen she landed the role of Darlene Conner, the sarcastic middle child, on the television show Roseanne. 

She was a cast member during the show's nine-year run from 1988 to 1997, for which she also wrote a fourth-season episode story (the teleplay was written by the Guild Writers for the show) called "Don't Make Me Over". Her contribution to the show as Darlene was considered so important to Roseanne that the show's producers juggled storylines and taping schedules to allow Gilbert to study at Yale University while remaining part of the cast, shooting remote segments of Darlene at a soundstage in New York. At Yale, she majored in art with an emphasis on photography; she graduated with honors in 1997.

Gilbert went on to have guest appearances on shows such as The Simpsons, 24, Will & Grace, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and Private Practice. Starting in 2004, she had a recurring role as medical student Jane Figler on the long-running hospital drama ER.

She returned to prime time television in the fall of 2005 in the sitcom Twins on The WB network. The sitcom was canceled after one season, when the WB and UPN networks merged to become The CW and had to drop a number of shows. She also had a recurring role on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Class as Fern Velch.

Since 2007 Gilbert has appeared in a number of episodes of the CBS TV series The Big Bang Theory as Leslie Winkle, a scientist friend of Leonard Hofstadter, who is played by Johnny Galecki, who had previously played Gilbert's love interest David Healy on Roseanne.

Starting with the second episode of the second season of The Big Bang Theory, Gilbert was elevated to the show's main cast, portraying once again a potential love interest of Galecki's character, and at one point a love interest to Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg). By January 2009, it was announced that the writers did not know how to write for her character full-time and her status was then reduced from regular to recurring.

She went from nighttime to daytime TV as a co-host and executive producer of The Talk, a weekday talk show that premiered October 18, 2010. She appears as part of a panel alongside Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler.

Gilbert's career was not restricted to the small screen. She has starred in two films alongside Drew Barrymore, in Poison Ivy in 1992 and Riding In Cars With Boys in 2001 and also had a feature role in Light It Up in 1999. She also had several other minor roles on the big screen following Roseanne, including short film $30 (aka 30 Bucks) as part of the Boys Life 3 feature, and High Fidelity. Gilbert directed her own short film Persona Non Grata in 1998.

In 2001, she began a relationship with TV producer Allison Adler. They have two children—a son, Levi Hank, born to Adler in October 2004, and a daughter, Sawyer, born to Gilbert on August 2, 2007. In 2010, Gilbert publicly came out and by August of the next year, she and Adler had separated. They continue to co-parent their children.

Following the breakup, Gilbert began a relationship with songwriter and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry.

While in her teens, Gilbert became a vegetarian, and by 2008, she had adopted a vegan lifestyle. Her choice to be a vegetarian was also woven into her character on Roseanne.

Gilbert supports many organizations including PETA, Meals on Wheels, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Feeling Squatchy

sasquatch :

Bigfoot: large hairy humanoid creature said to live in wilderness areas of the United States and Canada.

Let's see Jake talked about going to the Steelers game with Sasquatch.

Would you call this big foot?

It's ok Austin being a Sasquatch is cool.

There's the Olympic thing.
The t-shirts

Even Trucker hats

Then  you've got the action figures

Even the Gentleman Sasquatch Bachelor Edition
And the seltzer

and breath mints

Then there's the whole Elvis thing.
And then there's the Music Festival, Memorial Day weekend.
(The launch party with this year's line up is Feb 4.

And you might have one more thing in common with the guy with the big feet.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Lights Action Home

While Jake's doing a movie set in Boston,  Austin is doing a movie about one of  the most famous men from Boston.

Austin's headed back to Big T do take part in the production of Parkland, the  true story of the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on the day  John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.

 Austin is joining an all-star cast in the telling of events that day from different perspective  and "which draws from author and former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's epic Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy."

The indie drama has ensemble cast with Paul Giamatti (Abraham Zapruder), Billy Bob Thornton (Secret Service agent Forrest Sorrels), Jacki Weaver (Marguerite Oswald), Zac Efron (Dr. Charles J. ‘Jim’ Carrico), Jeremy Strong (Lee Harvey Oswald) and Marcia Gay Harden (Nurse Nelson). And recently added to the cast are James Badge Dale (Robert Oswald), Jackie Earle Haley (Father Huber), Colin Hanks (Dr. Perry), David Harbour (FBI agent Gordon Shanklin) and Ron Livingston (FBI agent James Hosty).

 The film, is being shot in Austin, as a stand in for 1960's  Dallas and "is eyeing a 2013 theatrical release timed to the 50th anniversary of the assassination."

No word about who Austin is playing but let's take some guesses:

Will he be a doctor?  (He does have his own technical adviser (Daddy Nichols) to help him )

 Secret Service?

Could he be a Dallas Patrolman?

A detective?


Or a FBI agent?

Or could a boy from Texas live out his childhood dream and be a Texas Ranger?