Marlon Wayan (Requiem For A Dream) rides an elevator down at Sunset Towers West on 8730 Sunset Boulevard.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
The United Nations and African Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and George Clooney - U.N. messenger of peace - visit the Zamzam refugee camp in North Darfur, Sudan.
George Clooney is also a co-founder of Not On Our Watch and contributor to Save Darfur.
UNAMID Sherren Zorba / Associated Press
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RR Watch: Filmmaker Garth Jennings' Son of Rambow
Synopsis: Set in the '80s, a coming of age comedy about two young English boys who are inspired after seeing Rambo: First Blood to make a Rambo movie of their own. Will is the eldest son in a family with a strict moral and religious view and has never been allowed to mix with other people, listen to music or watch TV. That is until he finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee Carter, the school terror and maker of bizarre home movies.
Neil Dudgeon, Jessica Stevenson, Jules Sitruk, Will Poulter, Bill Milner, Anna Wing, Ed Westwick, Adam Godley, Adam Buxton and Eric Sykes star in Son of Rambow. It's written and directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy).
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
American actress Angelina Jolie might sell her pregnancy news to a media outlet and give the proceeds to charity. Ms. Jolie is not only an Oscar winner, but also a smart, charitable person. Congrats to Brad Pitt and Ms. Jolie, if this is true.
Gabriel Bouys / Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey's 61st book selection for her television book club is Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. Eckhart Tolle and Oprah will teach an interactive class on Monday nights.
Rich Schmitt / Getty Images
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Shane Alexander's Bass player Chad Crawford sent Reserve Result (RR) his new 'The Sky Below' album cover. It looks great, and we can't wait to see Shane and his band's release show at the Troubadour on Wednesday, February 20th.
During Reserve Result (RR) Sundance trip, I learned how to snowboard on the green (bunny slopes) and got on his first lift ride at Park City Resort, while avid snowboarder Chris Safos conquered the blue (black mountain slopes). And we would like to thank the dudes at Aloha Ski & Board and the night crew at Park City resort.
And I promise, event pictures are coming; as soon as Chris Safos finds his digital camera's USB wire.
Later to all of our Reserve Result-ers.
Pregger Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Emile Hirsch, Ryan Gosling, Brittany Snow, Amanda Bynes and Daniel Day-Lewis attend another Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California.
Kristen Bell, Vince Vaughn, Drew Barrymore and her boyfriend actor Justin Long attend Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show premiere in Hollywood, California. Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is directed by Ari Sandel.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Reserve Result-ers **** ****** and ***** ***** would like to thank Sundance Film Festival (Jamila Pierson-Jase) and Park City for everything.
We want to thank director Larry Bishop and actress Camile Waldorf of Hell Ride for an enjoyable screening and kick-arse film. Hell Ride is directed by Larry Bishop, executive produced by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Eric Balfour (Six Feet Under) and Camile Waldorf.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Here are tributes from Heath Ledger's family, friends, colleagues (fellow actors) and film community; he's in our thoughts and he'll be missed:
Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images
"Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him."
"He was a down to earth, generous, kind-hearted, life-loving, unselfish individual who was extremely inspirational to many."
Heath Ledger's father Kim
"Our darling boy, special in so many ways to all of us. You knew you were so loved. You lived life with courage and daring and we are so grateful for the wonderful times we shared. We will be there for Matilda."
Heath Ledger's mother Sally
"It is tragic that we have lost one of our nation's finest actors in the prime of his life. Heath Ledger's diverse and challenging roles will be remembered as some of the great performances by an Australian actor. "
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd
"I can hardly breathe when I try to write this. We were the ultimate in soul mates. I feel both my heart and life have been torn apart. I loved our special talks, our daily chats from where ever you were in the world. I especially loved all the precious time we spent together. We were so fortunate to have you as long as we did. You were so many things to so many people, but to me you were just my little brother. There will never, ever be another 'Heath' and I think that in itself is the greatest tragedy. I will continue to talk with you everyday and love you just as if you were here. You will never leave my thoughts 'Roast', ever."
Heath Ledger's sister Kate
"How do we describe our sudden and tragic loss? … You were the most amazing individual 'old soul' in a young man’s body. You so loved us, as we dearly loved you. As a close knit and very private family unit we have observed you so determined yet quietly travelling in your self-styled path in life, nothing would get in your way … no mountain too tall, no river too wide. You dreamed your dreams and lived them with passion and intelligent commitment. We have been privileged to accompany you on a ride through life that has simply been amazing and through it all, we have loved each other beyond imagination. Your true legacy lives on in beautiful little Matilda, who will always remain in the greatest of care. Our hearts are broken."
Heath Ledger's Family
"Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined - a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking."
Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee
"I adored him. I don't know how to compare his talent to others but he's touched me deeply as a talent and it's a great loss - losing him at any age would be a loss but it was pretty rough news. I was really shocked by it."
"I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family."
"What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Heath's family."
"I am shocked and very saddened by the news. I deeply respected Heath's work and always admired his continuing development as an artist. My thoughts are with his family and close friends."
"I think Tennyson got it right in the poem when he described someone as having died at a young age but burning the candles at both ends, and oh what a beautiful flame he made, that was Heath, what a beautiful flame he made and a great talent."
"My heart goes out to everyone in his family and my family. The saddest thing is his daughter whom he just loved
Larry Williams - ex-partner Michelle Williams' father
"That's terrible. Drugs today... when we stopped taking drugs, they started. It is just an epidemic. I am sorry to hear that. He was a great talent."
"It's really, really sad. I hope his family is okay. I wish them the best."
"The studio is stunned and devastated by this tragic news. The entertainment community has lost an enormous talent. Heath was a brilliant actor and an exceptional person. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."
Warner Bros president Alan Horn and studio president Jeff Robinov
"He made a decision about four years ago to stop being led by producers and managers and to forge his own way. He started working with the most interesting directors. He was so successful at breaking out of the teen idol image."
Neil Armfield, who directed Ledger in his last Australian film, Candy
"I worked on the same film and I never met him - we were never on the same set. This is as much news to me as anybody and it affects me in the same way."
Morgan Freeman, co-star in Dark Knight
"I went through a similar thing with River Phoenix in the fact that he was so young. It's a real tragedy when someone so talented dies because you don't know on the early part of their career what more they could offer us."
Director Rob Reiner
Source: BBC News and The West Australian
Thursday, January 24, 2008
RR Listen: Shane Alexander's The Sky Below
The Sky Below is Shane Alexander's upcoming and follow-up album to his 2006's Stargazer. The Sky Below's release show with Chris Pierce and Dan Rockett will be on Wednesday, February 20th 2008 at Troubadour on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Reserve Result's editors will at the Troubadour release show and we'll love to see you there.
American filmmaker Boaz Yakin (Uptown Girls, Fresh) premiered his new film Death In Love at Sundance Film Festival. It stars Lukas Haas, Adam Brody, Josh Lucas, Emma Bell and Jacqueline Bisset.
Synopsis: A pair of story lines that revolve around two brothers. While one deals with his mother, the other is lost in life until he is befriended by a scam artist.
RR Watch: Sean McGinly's The Great Buck Howard
Filmmaker Sean McGinly premiered his workplace, relationship drama titled The Great Buck Howard at Sundance Film Festival. It stars Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt, John Malkovich, Steve Zahn and Tom Hanks.
Bristol Bay Productions
Synposis: A luckless magician and his assistant struggle to re-invigorate his career.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly covers Heath Ledger's film career and life in their new issue, and here's an excerpt from EW article: "The tributes came quickly and from the heart. ''I had such great hope for him. He was just taking off and to lose his life at such a young age is a tragic loss,'' Mel Gibson, who costarred with Ledger in The Patriot, said in a statement. ''This is an unimaginable tragedy,'' echoed director Todd Haynes, who cast Ledger as one of many Bob Dylans in last year's idiosyncratic biopic I'm Not There. ''Heath was a true artist, a deeply sensitive man, an explorer, gifted and wise beyond his years.'' At press time, there was no comment from actress Michelle Williams, who met Ledger on the set of Brokeback Mountain, gave birth to the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Matilda, and shared a Brooklyn brownstone with the actor until they split up last September. Ledger's family, however, released a statement confirming his ''very tragic, untimely and accidental passing.... Heath has touched so many people on so many different levels during his short life but few had the pleasure of truly knowing him.''
All this made for an unlikely end for a star deliberately removed from the Hollywood maelstrom that seemed to consume the likes of River Phoenix and, more recently, Brad Renfro. At once baby-faced and grizzled, with a low, gravelly voice and a smile that could be alternately impish and melancholy, Ledger moved easily between roles and genres and wove an unpredictable course through Hollywood, constantly pivoting from romantic comedies (10 Things I Hate About You, Casanova) to period epics (The Patriot, The Four Feathers), and from action films (A Knight's Tale) to dramas (Monster's Ball, I'm Not There). His biggest fear, it seemed, was to be pinned down. ''I have no plan of attack,'' he told EW in 2006. ''I like for it to fall from the sky and land in my lap''."
You can read the full article here.
It still hurts thinking about Heath Ledger's early demise as I type this sentence. He'll truly be missed and like Brad Renfro and other nameless people that died, we're truly sorry for your family and friends. You'll be missed and not far from our daily thoughts and nightly prayers.
Dmitrios Kambouris / WireImage
Academy award nominee Heath Ledger and American singer Michael Stipe at Marc Jacobs fall show in September 2007.
RR Watch: Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?
Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock premiered his new documentary Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? at Sundance Film Festival.
Synopsis: About the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Sundance Film Festival / The Weinstein Company
Usher, Kerry Washington, State Representative Bakari Seller and Chris Tucker attend Barack Obama's presidential campaign rally at South Carolina State University.
Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
According to CNN, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger (I'm Not There and Brokeback Mountain) was found dead in his New York city apartment. Mr. Ledger was 28 years old. God, I was hoping this wasn't true. Our prayers and thoughts are with his friends and family.
Heath Ledger was filming Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and they previously worked together on The Brothers Grimm. And Heath plays The Joker in the upcoming Batman - The Dark Knight.
Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images
Evan Agostini / Associated Press
American actor Brad Renfro's burial service was on Monday, and he'll truly be missed by Reserve Result-ers.
According to Knoxville News Sentinel, In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice. A funeral service will be held 8:00 p.m. Monday at Stevens Mortuary Chapel. The family and friends will meet 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Stevens Mortuary and go in procession to Red House Cemetery in Blaine for a graveside service and interment at 12:00 noon.
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