Exclusive: Nestor Carbonell Talks RINGER, LOST and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

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On the CW’s new serialized drama Ringer, actor Nestor Carbonell plays FBI Agent Victor Machado, whose key witness, Bridget Kelly (Sarah Michelle Gellar), has disappeared before she was set to testify in a trial that would send a mob boss to prison. Despite the assurances of her protector, Bridget decides to hide out by assuming the life of her wealthy identical twin sister Siobhan Martin (also played by Gellar), only to learn that her sister’s seemingly idyllic life is just as complicated and dangerous as the one she’s trying to leave behind.

During a recent exclusive interview with Collider, Nestor Carbonell talked about how the serialized nature and dark aspects of Ringer really appealed to him, how nice it is to already have viewers interested in and anticipating the series, how much he’s been enjoying working with Sarah Michelle Gellar in both roles, and that viewers will regularly get answers to questions as new ones arise. He also talked about what it’s like to know you’ll always be a part of TV history (as a result of his time on Lost), the experience of playing Mayor Anthony Garcia and working with director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight films, and how he wasn’t even given a script for The Dark Knight Rises. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Exclusive: Damon Lindelof Talks STAR WARS, the Future of LOST, PROMETHEUS, Twitter, and the STAR TREK Sequel

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At this year’s Comic-Con, I was able to get some time with Damon Lindeloff.  Since I knew Christina was also going to participate in a press conference with him for Prometheus (read it here), I decided to use my limited time to ask other questions.  Some of the things we talked about were Star Wars (would he be willing to make a Star Wars movie if George Lucas asked), the future of Lost, Twitter, what should people be looking forward to about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, what’s the status of the Star Trek sequel, and would he want to be involved in a new Star Trek TV Show.  Here’s a choice quote on Trek sequel:

“I feel like the bar we’ve set for ourselves is that it has to be better than the first movie.  It has to justify itself for being a sequel and it has to go in a direction that you don’t entirely expect, but feels familiar enough to sort of honor the forty years of tradition that people have invested in this incredible pop culture phenomenon.  The challenge is immense and all I can say is…we’re on it.”

Hit the jump to watch the video interview.

Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse Bring LOST Season 1 “Deleted Scene” to Comic-Con; Watch It Here

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Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse started a Twitter feud this week over a scene by the code name “The Marbled Rye.”  The scene was purportedly filmed in season one, and would have answered a lot of questions.  The argument came up “Totally Lost: One Year Later” panel at Comic-Con.  Cuse, dressed as a Stormtrooper, was vehemently opposed to showing the audience the previously unseen clip.  Lindelof, wearing a Dharma Initiative jumpsuit, prevailed and premiered “The Marbled Rye.”

Obviously, the “deleted scene” is a joke, and a pretty hokey one at that.  But where else are you going to get some Lost these days?  Plus, Mark Pellegrino and Titus Welliver get to ham it up reprising their roles as Jacob and the Man in Black.  Check out the clip after the jump.

William Mapother Exclusive Interview ANOTHER EARTH

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In the unique and thought-provoking sci-fi drama Another Earth, actor William Mapother plays renowned composer John Burroughs, a man who has suffered a terrible tragedy that has left him disconnected, mistrustful and full of doubts about who he is. Then he meets Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a young woman with a horrible secret, searching for a way to right an unforgivable wrong. When Rhoda gets the chance to travel to Earth 2 – a mysterious yet mirror planet that has appeared in the sky – it forces her to expose the hidden truth between her and John, derailing the risky love affair that they have found themselves in.

At the film’s press day, William Mapother did this exclusive interview with Collider, in which he talked about how he came to this provocative indie film, his desire to rehearse and rewrite his scenes with the filmmakers once he was cast, the need to ground the sci-fi aspect of the film as much as possible in order to keep the relationship real, learning to play the musical saw for the role, the relief in knowing that people seeing the film are responding in the same way that he did when he read the script, and that he would take the opportunity to go to Earth 2 himself, with the stipulation that it could be a round-trip experience. He also talked about his upcoming roles in the comedy FDR: American Badass! (about FDR fighting werewolves), Edwin Boyd and A Warrior’s Heart (with Twilight stars Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene), and what it was like to have been a part of the television series Lost. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Exclusive: Composer Michael Giacchino Talks CARS 2, SUPER 8, JOHN CARTER, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, More

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Continuing our coverage from our visit to Pixar in anticipation of the release of Cars 2, we have our exclusive interview with Michael Giacchino.  One of the most in-demand composers at the moment (and rightly so), Giacchino has been a bit of a mainstay at Pixar having scored The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and most recently Up, for which he won the Academy Award.  His versatile work is undeniably brilliant, from the sweeping tones of Lost to the bombastic panache of Star Trek.

In our interview, Giacchino talked about his approach to the score for Cars 2, what influences he used in creating the music, what the process of a composer at Pixar is like, and also gave an update on his scores for some highly anticipated upcoming films (Super 8, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and John Carter of Mars).  Hit the jump to check it out.

INCEPTION, LET ME IN, TRON, and THE WALKING DEAD Top the 2011 Saturn Award Nominations

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If you’re among the folk who believe the Academy Awards are too stodgy, too reluctant to embrace sci-fi, fantasy, and horror — the Saturn Awards are for you.  Sure, Best Picture nominee Inception led the field with nominations, but Let Me In and Tron: Legacy (just one Oscar nomination between them) fall close behind with 7 Saturn nominations apiece. Hereafter, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Never Let Me Go, and Shutter Island all landed 5 or more nominations.

The Walking Dead racked up the most television nominations with 6, followed by Breaking Bad, Fringe, and Lost with 5 each.  Hit the jump for the full list of nominees and a breakdown of the number of nominations by film/series.

Wear This: BACK TO THE ISLAND

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Once again, there’s a Teefury shirt that combines Lost with Back to the Future.  But this time, Lost is finished and you can buy the shirt knowing how you feel about the series as a whole.  Or maybe you don’t care and just like seeing the old DHARMA bus hit 88mph.  It would certainly be an easier way to break the space-time continuum than crashing a plane.

Hit the jump to check out the shirt.  It’s available for sale today only.

Mark Pellegrino Interview BEING HUMAN

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On the new SyFy television series Being Human, adapted from the popular British series of the same name, actor Mark Pellegrino plays Bishop, a powerful vampire who is over 300 years old. He is the leader of a vicious vampire legion in Boston, but no amount of power will satisfy him until he lures Aidan (Sam Witwer), who has sworn off killing humans for blood, back into his fold of thirsty blood hunters.

While at the SyFy portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Mark Pellegrino, who is best known for playing Jacob on Lost and Lucifer on Supernatural, talked about the appeal of this new character, his decision not to watch the original series before developing his role, finding the balance between the darkness and the humor on the series, and how close the cast has become. He also shared his favorite memory from his time on Lost. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

J.J. Abrams Talks STAR TREK 2, the SUPER 8 Trailer, FOX’s ALCATRAZ, ODD JOBS, PERSON OF INTEREST, UNDERCOVERS and FRINGE

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There are few people in Hollywood busier than J.J. Abrams, who constantly seems to be juggling a handful of projects in both film and television, whether as a producer, a writer or a director, or some combination of the three. Currently, he is an executive producer on the Fox drama Fringe, which moves to Friday nights on January 21st. He is also developing Alcatraz, Person of Interest, Odd Jobs and Pulp for various networks. And, he is getting ready to make the decision about whether or not to direct the sequel to the hugely successful feature film re-imagining of Star Trek.

While at the party to celebrate the Fox/FX portion of the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, J.J. Abrams talked about his thoughts on the Lost finale, how he feels about the move to Friday nights for Fringe, why he thinks Undercovers failed, and how excited he is to get started on the pilot for Alcatraz on January 19th. He also said that audiences should see a trailer for Super 8 in March, and that he hopes to have made his decision about whether to return to the director’s chair for Star Trek 2 by then. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

LOST Fans Who Played Hurley’s Numbers in the New York Mega Millions Lottery Win $150

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The numbers may be cursed, but “4 8 15 16 23 42″ can apparently still net you some lottery money.  Fans of Lost know the sequence of numbers as the ones Hugo “Hurley” Reyes (Jorge Garcia) used to play the lotto and won $156 million with.  Unfortunately, a string of unfortunate incidents began to follow Hurley as a result with the numbers almost seeming to taunt him.  But Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof tweets that 9,078 Lost nerds chose to play the numbers in the New York Mega Millions lottery and throw caution to the wind.  Those lucky (?) folks ended up winning $150 as a result as last night’s numbers were 4-8-15-25-47 with a mega ball of 42.  I imagine this means the winners will be beset with minor inconveniences like not being able to find their keys or being slightly late to get McDonald’s breakfast.  However, I would recommend the winners avoid air travel for at least the next few weeks. [Image above via The Daily What]

Wear This: LOST “Rockem Sockem Candidates” Shirt and THE BIG LEBOWSKI “The Jesus” Shirt

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A couple of cool t-shirts are on sale today and today only.  First up from Teefury is a cute Lost t-shirt called “Rockem Sockem Candidates”  [Spoilers if you haven't seen Lost] It’s a little sad but also slightly true to diminish Jack and Locke to minor pawns in Jacob and The Man in Black’s game.  But while chess may be more sophisticated, the pieces rarely rock or sock.

The other shirt comes from RIPT Apparel and is a nice sketch of everyone’s favorite pederast, The Jesus from The Big Lebowski.  If you’re the kind of person that can pull of wearing purple, then you’ll want to wear this shirt down to the bowling alley and fuck people in the ass (figuratively speaking).  Hit the jump to check out both shirts.

Exclusive Interview with TRON: LEGACY Screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz

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At the Los Angeles press junket for TRON: Legacy, I got to interview screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.  Since I knew I wouldn’t have a lot of time with them, I decided to try and have some fun with my questions.  Also, since we ran a more in depth interview with Kitsis and Horowitz a few weeks back, I didn’t want to ask the same things.

Anyway, during the interview they talked about how they pitched the story to the studio, writing the light cycle battle, what props they got to take home, what’s it like for them with the way Disney is pushing the movie at Disneyland, what’s the one thing they’re really proud of in TRON: Legacy, their upcoming TV project, and more.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to the interview:

Michael Giacchino’s LOST Music Set to TOY STORY 3

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If anyone’s been feeling a bit inhuman lately and needs to show a little emotion, I dare you to watch this clip and say you felt nothing. Back in June we all got pretty teary over Toy Story 3, most notably the incinerator scene, and now thanks to YouTube we can experience it again. This time however, the clip features some of Michael Giacchino’s finest work from the score of Lost, and it’s impossible to not be blown away by it.

I’ll reserve my words for after the clip, so grab some Kleenex, hit the jump, and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Screenwriters Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz Interview TRON: LEGACY

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The other day I had the opportunity to watch the twenty minutes of “Tron Night” footage and then participate in a round table interview with the writers of Tron: Legacy, Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Tron: Legacy, the sequel to the cult classic Tron, follows Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) as he searches for his missing father Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges – protagonist of the first film) into the depths of a digital computer world. What stuck out most about the twenty minutes of footage shown wasn’t the oft talked about dazzling action scenes, of which you can see glimpses of in the trailer and the recently released short clip, but rather the focus on character and relationships. Often times in big budget tent-pole films, the set pieces take precedence over the characters within them. This does not appear to be true of Tron: Legacy. It is revealing that the climax of the Tron Night footage was not something blowing up or people fighting one another or a razzle dazzle chase scene but instead a reunion between father and son. It is this emotional core at the heart of the Tron sequel that gives me hope as to its possible merit.

During the interview, scribes Kitsis and Horowitz, best known for their work on the television show Lost, expanded on the emotional core at the heart of Tron: Legacy as well as discussed how they pitched the film to Jeff Bridges, what Tron and The Wizard of Oz have in common and the potential for a Tron 3.0 — among many other topics of conversation. Hit the jump to check out the interview.

Exclusive: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse Talk LOST, the ALIEN PREQUEL, STAR TREK 2, and More on the 2010 Scream Awards Red Carpet

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Just a few hours ago I was able to talk to Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on the red carpet at the 2010 Scream Awards in Hollywood.  If I’d known I was going to speak to the creators of Lost tonight, I would have prepared a number of questions.  However, it was only a moment before they walked up to me that I realized I’d actually get time with them. Saying that, I still worked in a number of things I think you’ll like:

  • Was the Lost Complete Series Blu-ray box set the final release of Lost or do they have more material that could make it into another box set
  • Would they be willing to work on the new Michael Emerson/Terry O’Quinn TV project
  • Is it too soon to get them working together on another TV show
  • I also asked Lindelof what is it like to have so many people talking about his Alien prequel script and how is Star Trek 2 coming along

Hit the jump for the interview.  It’s time indexed so you can watch the parts that interest you:

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