More female villains..
Great post on female villains—Mario and talked about it at critique group and we added Sharon Stone’s character from Basic Instinct.
A couple off the top of my head, Famke Janssen as Phoenix in X-Men
Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada
Natalie Davis the Miniature Killer on CSI
And Sarah Corvus of BSG.
Well, I guess that was four actually.
I think Photographer Leia summed it up best when she said: As for myself I try to avoid things with female villains b/c they can out creep/ out evil the guys in a heartbeat.
Amen to that. It’s that maternal instinct—when it goes bad, it goes VERY bad.
Our basket on Brenda Novak’s auction for Diabetes research went for $250.00!!!! Way to go, guys!
Something from the truth being stranger than fiction files:
Iran arrests 'Agatha Christie serial killer
Woman accused of drugging, suffocating and robbing her victims was inspired by classic crime novels, police claim
And come to think of it, this
may also qualify:"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Movie Remake - It’s more than a rumorA new incarnation of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" could be coming to the big screen."Buffy" creator Joss Whedon isn’t involved and it’s not set up at a studio, but Roy Lee and Doug Davison of Vertigo Entertainment are working with original movie director Fran Rubel Kuzui and her husband, Kaz Kuzui, on what is being labeled a remake or relaunch, but not a sequel or prequel.While Whedon is the person most associated with "Buffy," Kuzui and her Kuzui Enterprises have held onto the rights since the beginning, when she discovered the "Buffy" script from then-unknown Whedon. She developed the script while her husband put together the financing to make the 1992 movie, which was released by Fox.Kuzui later teamed with Gail Berman, then president of Sandollar Television, bringing back Whedon to make the TV series, which was produced by Fox TV and launched on the WB in 1997. Kuzui and Sandollar received executive producer credits on "Buffy" and its spinoff, "Angel."The new "Buffy" film, however, would have no connection to the TV series, nor would it use popular supporting characters like Angel, Willow, Xander or Spike. Vertigo and Kuzui are looking to restart the story line without trampling on the beloved existing universe created by Whedon, putting the parties in a similar situation faced by Paramount, J.J. Abrams and his crew when relaunching "Star Trek."One of the underlying ideas of "Buffy" allows Vertigo and Kuzui to do just that: that each generation has its own vampire slayer to protect it. The goal would be to make a darker, event-sized movie that would, of course, have franchise potential.The parties are meeting with writers and hearing takes, and later will look for a home for the project. The producers do not rule out Whedon’s involvement but have not yet reached out to him. Speaking from Tokyo, Fran Kuzui said the company is constantly approached not only about sequels but theater, video games and foreign remakes for "Buffy." When Vertigo’s Lee contacted them, they were intrigued."It was Roy’s interest in taking Buffy into a new place that grabbed us," she said, noting that original exec producer Sandy Gallin also was consulted. "It was based on our respect for what he does, and his particular sensitivity to Asian filmmakers, that we wanted to work with him."Kuzui, who is prepping do direct a movie in Japan in the fall, added: "Everything has its moment. Every movie takes on a life at some point, and this seems like the moment to do this."
A Buffy movie without any of the Scooby gang? I just can’t see it.
And neither, evidently, does Anthony Head. Here’s his take
in a nice interview done on the Who’s News Blog.Doing a Buffy movie without Whedon? “I wouldn’t want to see it, no,” Head admits. “The Kuzuis didn’t do a great job on the movie the first time around. It was Joss’ script at the age of 19, but they changed a lot of it. They said, ‘Look, we know best and we know how to make this movie,’ and it became quite schlocky and high camp.” Head recalls the time when he went to audition for the Buffy series because he loved Whedon’s pilot script so much, and his agent advised him to watch the movie to get the tone of the show before his screen test. “So I did and I went, ‘Oh, that’s not it at all.’ I went in and saw Joss and said, ‘I watched the movie last night!’ And he went, ‘Oh. Did ya?’ I just put it out of my mind. The bottom line is if a movie was ever to be made, it should be made with Joss Whedon, whether it’s a retrospective or not. But it would be madness to do it without him. [The Kuzuis] have the rights to because they have the rights to the original movie, but it should be interesting to see. It may be a bit like watching a car wreck.”
Now that Terminator SCC has been cancelled, Summer Glau is out of work. But maybe not for long. From WhedonInfo:IN JANUARY, Warner Bros and producer Dan Lin announced plans to relaunch the Tomb Raider series. Lin has now elaborated on the proposed reboot. He told About.com: "It’s a great origin story that we’re going to tell. A very character-oriented, I would say more realistic, [film] than the past Lara Croft movies. "It is an origin story so it is a younger Lara Croft. I would say it’s like Terminator - character-driven action. I think for me the Lara Croft games and movies have gone a little too action-oriented. I wanted to have action, but with character. You want to honor the existing mythology but at the same time bring in new fans." As it’s a reboot that automatically means no Angelina Jolie, who played Croft in the previous two movies.
Earlier speculation that Megan Fox would be the new star was dismissed and Lin says there has not yet been any casting for the new movie. But who would you like to see strap holsters to their thighs and play the next Tomb Raider action-woman?
Among names put forward is Summer Glau, who played cyborg Cameron in the just-cancelled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Glau, 27, is pictured here striking an amazingly similar pose to Jolie’s Lara Croft, in a montage courtesy of Underwire.
Another suggestion is 32-year-old British actress Rhona Mitra, who was the body model for the video game character and has appeared in the films Doomsday and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.
Among other candidates on fan wishlists are: Lena Headey, 35, from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Model Teresa Noreen, 32; Olga Kurylenko, the 29-year-old Bond girl in Quantum of Solace; and former EastEnders actress and Bionic Woman star Michelle Ryan, 25.
Or how about 35-year-old Kate Beckinsale from the first two Underworld movies; Malin Ackerman, 31, from superhero movie Watchmen; or Smallville stars Erica Durance, 30, or Kristin Kreuk, 26? A further name that’s been suggested is TV’s House actress Olivia Wilde, 25, who was recently at the top of Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
What do you think?
One last thing—here is a website
that has full-length episodes of most TV shows. I’m sure there are others out there, too, but if you want to try before you buy a season, this is a great idea.
See you next week. Mario and I are working on another contest so stay tuned! And let us know what's going on in your world...