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Sandra Bullock Lesson #1

Everything I need to know I learned from Sandra Bullock.

As you may or may not have heard on the podcast, I had a weird dream a few weeks ago that Sandra Bullock was following me around telling me what to do.

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Mostly she was telling me things from Miss Congeniality (that film is full of life lessons!) But, it got me thinking about all of her films. I’ve been a fan of her work for a long time, and I think part of that is because I never know what she’s going to turn up in next. Chick flick? Many. Action film? Several. Crime investigation? Been there, done that. Time travel? Sort of. Science fiction? Hells yes.

I realised there are many lessons to be had from all of her films. I set myself a challenge to watch ALL (or as many as I can track down) of her films and report back on the useful things I learned from them.

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Ep. 124 Taken Trilogy

In this week’s episode, the Lady Geeks discuss all the fine films that are on the works in Hollywood currently — including Independence Day 2, Taken 3 and the third Riddick movie. Gizzy B is once again way too excited to be talking about Jeff Goldblum. Listen to SailorMizz answer another burning question and give advice to a listener.

Torchwood: Miracle Day, ‘The Gathering’ Photos and Videos

From the press release:

Episode nine of Torchwood: Miracle Day, entitled “The Gathering,” premieres on STARZ on Friday, September 2 at 10pm ET/PT. In the original hour-long episode, the Three Families plunge the world into recession, the Torchwood team – defeated, powerless and hunted – must strike a bargain with the devil himself. Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer) guest stars as The Mother.

From Torchwood: Miracle Day ep 109 "The Gathering"

Holy crap, guys, the show is getting more and more intense! Will Oswald Danes (Bill Pullman) reveal new information about ‘Miracle Day’? Torchwood fans, we are still interested to hear what you think of this ‘American’ season.

We’ve got photos and video previews for the next episode below.

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SCC 2011, I Still Love Lucy Lawless

Friday, July 22 – the second day of Comic Con was a professional learning experience. I participated in my first ever round table press room and yes, I was pretty scared. I did not go to college for either writing or journalism (can’t you tell?!) and the last time I was even remotely considered a reporter was when I was in the newspaper club during middle school. I prayed that I wouldn’t embarrass myself  or the LA Weekly. Armed with my puny experience as a local blogger, I dove head first into a two hour back to back session for Torchwood and Spartacus. A special thank you to the Starz Network and Nicole, the hardworking PR woman who coordinated all of it during the convention.

The experience turned out to be a lot of fun. I observed the more experienced journalists and quietly studied their methods. We had a woman who was an absolute natural at asking great questions and getting the most interesting answers out of the actors and writers. She was engaging and fearless. Most importantly, she was well informed– the ideal journalist! She was awesome and I wished I remembered her name because I definitely looked up to her.

The first actor we had at our table was Manu Bennett from Spartacus. I still felt a little nervous and I don’t remember if I actually got a question in (I don’t think I did).

Okay, I admit… he was also super hot in person and I was silenced by all that man-sexy! Ha! It didn’t take too long for me to find my own quiet approach to asking questions and my general cute-ness masked my inexperience. Whew.

I did get brave enough to stand up and tell Lucy Lawless how much I have looked up to her all my life and was rewarded with a hug. I almost died from happiness and she was incredibly gorgeous in person.

SDCC 2011, Lucy Lawless

Check out my LA Weekly articles: A New Spartacus for a New Season and Torchwood Miracle Day.

Other highlights:

Bill Pullman (he is in the new season of Torchwood) was delightful. I’ve always loved him as an actor and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to sit down with him. I even got to ask him a question.

Jane Espenson! If anyone should represent successful female writers in the nerd world, it is this woman.

Liam McIntyre, the new Spartacus, seemed like a nice guy who was just having fun with his career. I am looking forward to his interpretation of a role he had inherited from Andy Whitfield.

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