Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mary Starring in Charles Swan!

Variety is reporting that Mary has joined Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette in Roman Coppola’s Charles Swan.

Eight years after earning an Oscar nomination for his perf in Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation,” Bill Murray has agreed to work with her older brother, as he has joined the cast of Roman Coppola’s “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III” along with Patricia Arquette and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Trio will co-star alongside Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Aubrey Plaza and Katheryn Winnick.

Sheen stars as the title character, a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have made him irresistible to women. When his girlfriend breaks up with him, his life swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. Through delirious fantasies involving his many failed romances, he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with life without her.

Mini Scott Pilgrim reunion! Production is currently underway in Los Angeles.

Congratulations, Mary!

New UK interview with Mary About The Thing

It’s no secret that by now, everyone has compared Mary’s character Kate in The Thing to Sigourney Weaver’s character Ripley in the Alien movies. There’s a new interview out with Mary featured on the Total Film site talking about the comparison. The Thing hits UK theaters December 2.

When we asked Winstead, who up to this point is probably best known for playing the object of Scott Pilgrim’s affection, about the comparison, she responded: “I definitely expect people to be bringing up the Ripley thing!”

She continued by talking about the female empowerment she feels on the film because of her character.
“She’s sort of androgynous in a way, because her focus, and her passion in life, is her job. Finding a fossil in the ice is the utmost thing she could do. It’s a dream world for her, at first. And then it turns terrifying…”So how was it being stuck in such a claustrophobic, testosterone-heavy environment? “I like being the only girl around here! It’s nice. I feel respected and one of the guys, which I don’t often get to experience.

“I feel honoured to be the first female in this story. It’s cool.”

I will add scans from the TF issue as soon as I can!

Production on SMASHED Wraps!

Huge congrats are in order for Mary and the cast of her upcoming film SMASHED. According to director James Ponsoldt, the film has officially wrapped filming!

Below are his tweets:

And…that’s a wrap. Wow. Thank you to everyone who worked on or helped with the film!

@M_E_Winstead You’re such a generous collaborator (and it’s kinda nuts how good you are in this film!).

As for Mary, here’s what she had to say about working on the film:

SMASHED was such an amazing,exhausting,challenging and incredibly rewarding experience, with a wonderful group of people. Now time to sleep.

@jamesponsoldt  can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of it- it was a dream job. Dream role. Best experience I could’ve hoped for

Riley even gave us a little insight on the film, revealing that Mary is one hell of a hard-working actress by filming Smashed while promoting The Thing:

For the last month or so @M_E_Winstead has worked 6 grueling days a week on SMASHED while promoting THE THING on her days off. She’s my hero

Such great news and once again, congrats to Mary, the cast, crew and director for a job well done. :)

P.S., if you haven’t done so yet, be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates.

Nominate Mary for People’s Choice Awards 2012

Hey everyone! Nominees are now up for the People’s Choice Awards 2012 and although Mary isn’t on the nominee list, you can write in your nomination for her under favorite movie actress. Head on over to the People’s Choice site to get her on board! The top five in each category will become the official nominees and will be announced on November 8, 2011 and the actual show itself will air live Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

New Video from the Los Angeles Premiere of “The Thing”

“The Thing,” released on October 14, acts as a prequel to the original mobie and centers around the discovery of an alien craft by scientists in an Antarctica research site. Winstead plays Kate Lloyd, a graduate student who ends up having a confrontation with Dr. Sander Halvorson, played by Ulrich Thompson, upon discovering the frozen corpse of a creature. Joel Edgerton plays Braxton Carter, a pilot.

Winstead, 26, described the key differences and similarities from the original 1982 film, and the new 2011 revamp.

“You know, I think we are very much a part of that same world and you know we are really trying to make an homage to this film, so it feels very similar,” Winstead told at the recent Los Angeles premiere.

“We have tons of animatronics, I mean on set every day we were dealing with amazing creature affects and working with incredibly talented people making our creatures,” Winstead added. “But of course in the modern age we do have technology to kind of take into a different place, so we did blend a lot of CGI worth it as well and that’s always a surprise as an actor to see on screen because you know, you don’t know on set what they’re going to do with it, so I thought they did a beautiful job kind of blending those two elements.”

The actress is herself a scary movie buff, citing “The Shining,” which stars Jack Nicholson, as her favorite. Horror movies, she noted, are becoming more popular among women.

“I have a lot of girlfriends who try to drag their boyfriends to horror films,” she added. So, I think it’s kind of interesting how it’s kind of taking on that new thing now, I think more girls are checking out horror films now.”

Weekend Box Office

The weekend came and went and with that, The Thing finally debuted in theaters. Critics didn’t like it much, but who cares? The Thing debuted at #3, which I kind of was expecting it to land there given the other two films it was competing against. But anyway, here’s how much the top 3 films made over the three-day weekend.

1. Real Steel $16,304,000
2. Footloose (2011) $16,100,000
3. The Thing (2011) $8,700,000

As I’ve already said, the film is really good so whether you’re a fan of Carpenter’s version, see it. Hopefully it’ll do better next week. 😉

“Wolf Lake” captures re-added

I have finally re-uploaded all Wolf Lake captures, here is an overview of all the episodes that aired:
Episode #1 – “Meat The Parents”
Episode #2 – “The Changing”
Episode #3 – “Soup To Nuts”
Episode #4 – “Tastes Like Chicken”
Episode #5 – “Excitable Boy”
Episode #6 – “Four Feet Under”
Episode #7 – “Leader Of The Pack”
Episode #8 – “Legend Of Lost Lenore”
Episode #9 – “If These Wolves Could Talk”
Enjoy! :)

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