Monday, July 21, 2008

No blood tastes like TRUE BLOOD tastes

Cable's best network, HBO, has been working on a new series and if you're familiar with HBO's stuff, than you should be excited. They've had a history of celebrated shows recently including DEADWOOD, THE SOPRANOS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, SIX FEET UNDER, ENTOURAGE, SEX AND THE CITY, IN TREATMENT, ROME, and of course, THE WIRE. So when I learned that the creator of SIX FEET UNDER who also wrote AMERICAN BEAUTY created a new HBO show, I was instantly interested. And what's more, it's a vampire show, TRUE BLOOD.
The show is set in Louisiana and follows the life of Sookie Stackhouse. She is a telepath and works at a bar but things run a little off the rails when Bill Compton comes into her life; by the way, Bill is a vampire. In the adaptation of "The Southern Vampire Mysteries" novel series by Charlaine Harris, vampire live alongside humans and survive off of a special Japanese made blood beverage called TruBlood. I read the first book only six or seven months back but haven't gotten to the rest in the series so I'm not sure how they plan on working the books into the show but I have faith in HBO. Anna Paquin stars as Sookie and Stephen Moyer as Billy Compton.
HBO is running some great online marketing for TRUE BLOOD. You can even head over to and learn more about the TruBlood beverage as well as buy some of your own TruBlood merchandise. Also, Blood Copy, a viral site, was launched and is running some great interviews and fake investigations into the world of TRUE BLOOD.
TRUE BLOOD premieres on HBO September 7th, at 9pm. Suck it up and watch. Get it? Because we're talking about vampires?


The only good flash is a FLASH OF GENIUS; trailer

Everyone now and then, a good wholesome film comes out, most likely inspired by true events, that warms our souls and tries it's darnedest to make us cry. Greg Kinnear is out to make us cry next in a film about the original inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper and his battle Ford Motor Company for the rights to the invention.
I have always loved Kinnear and his ability and the charm that is always present in every character he portrays; I'm just waiting for him to play a good villain. Actually, I could see him give a damn good dramatic performance alongside George Clooney, I could see that happening. This film is sure to have "Most inspirational film of the year" written all over the promotional posters and magazine reviews much like PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS. Tears will stream October 17th. Read on below to watch the trailer.