Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mulder and Scully are reunited in the new X-Files movie (yes, I am excited.)

Duchovny: I Felt Queasy Hooking Up With Co-Star Gillian After We Spent Six Years Apart

Apr 26 2008 By Rick Fulton

IT'S one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year ...but The X-Files co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson didn't seem that keen to get back together on screen.
David admits they had hardly seen each other since the TV show ended six years ago and that he was "queasy" at the thought of returning to his most famous role.
But once the 46-year-old was reunited with Gillian on the set of the new film, The X-Files: I Want To Believe, it was all sweetness and light.
"It's almost like going back to a relationship you thought was over, so it's a little queasy at first," said David.
"But what got me over that hesitation was the first scene I did with Gillian.
"Everything kind of clicked and that's when it really felt like, OK this is The X-Files, this is Mulder and Scully."
There had been rumours of off-screen tension between the pair and David admitted they hadn't exactly been bosom buddies since the TV series ended.
But now he has only nice things to say about Gillian.
The actor said: "We haven't really kept in touch. She moved to London, so we were in email touch a little bit. But I've only seen her since 2002 probably two or three times.
"I didn't understand what she said. She has an English accent now.
"No, I am just kidding. It was a highlight for me to work with her again.
"The first scene was just great.
We immediately felt there was still a connection."
Of course, the biggest connection was the "will they, won't they" storyline between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
And when the actors were photographed during filming recently in what looked like a clinch, fans turned the internet white hot as they discussed whether the mystery plot would have the pair finally hooking up.
Later, David claimed they had pretended to kiss as a joke for photographers.
But now he says it was the director Chris Carter who staged it to throw people off. David shook his head as he said: "I would never say it was just a joke. The relationship does evolve."
So there's a kissing scene?
"No, I won't speak on the kiss," he insisted. "I mean, I know there was a planting of misinformation by producers.
"Therefore, it makes everything suspect, and I think that's a good thing."
It's been 10 years since the original movie and six years since the TV series ended.
The fact that fans are getting so hot and bothered about a kiss shows the level of hysteria over one of sci-fi's greatest franchises. And fans will be familiar with the title. I Want To Believe was the slogan on a poster in UFO-obsessed agent Mulder's office. You'd have thought it would be another aliens theme, like the first movie, but you'd be wrong.
For The X-Files was always as much about the supernatural, the paranormal, weird and the freaky as it was about aliens.
Some episodes, such as the child exorcism in The Calusari, were spine-chilling.
And David reveals they are going back to what fans loved about the first couple of series in the new film.
"It's very dark and frightening," he said.
"We forgot, as we grew older and the show became so big, that it got so popular because it was that scary.
"This movie goes back to the original impetus of The X-Files, which is to scare the pants off people."
Since the television series finished, David has starred in another hit TV series, Californication, as sex-obsessed Hank Moody, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Gillian, who won a Best Actress Emmy and Golden Globe in 1997 for The X-Files, played Lady Dedlock in the multi-award-winning television adaptation of Bleak House three years ago.
She has also been in movies The Last King Of Scotland and Straightheads.
But David admits he had hoped he'd be back as Mulder a lot sooner. He thought the second movie would have happened in 2004 or 2005.
Because of the delay, the characters have been allowed to fray that bit more.
Dad-of-two David, who is married to actress Tea Leoni, said: "I will share a little secret about this movie with you - Mulder's quest is to rediscover the energy from the beginning. By the end of this movie, he's more like the original Mulder that started out in 1993."
Back then, Mulder always believed he would uncover the truth and unmask the lies. But he has lost every battle and has been beaten down by life.
The last time we saw him in 2002, he was on the run from the FBI, who had closed down The X-Files.
The actor admits there is a lot of chasing and being chased again in the movie.
It's set in wintry Virginia and sees Mulder and Scully investigating the disappearance of a group of women.
Billy Connolly plays a priest called Father Joe while Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit are FBI agents.
David said: "Mulder is probably less plugged in than the last time we saw him.
"He's less into the quest that we got to know him in. But by the end of the movie, he's back to where he was.
"He's re-motivated. He's reinvigorated. So, this particular story is really about this character finding his way again."
With Californication making waves around the world and a blockbuster movie waiting in the wings, David is in the best place he's been since The X-Files first caused a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.
But X-Files fans shouldn't hold their breath for a new television series. The franchise will continue on the big screen only.
David laughed: "None of us wanna do the television show again.
"But we like the idea of coming back every four or five years and trying it again."
It seems David wants to believe, like so many X-Files fans, for just a little longer.
The X-Files: I Want To Believe is in cinemas from August 1.
DAVID DUCHOVNY admits to liking the scary side of X-Files, but his two biggest fears are clowns and sharks.
He said: "I'm not a big fan of clowns, they are a little scary. But what actually terrifies me is the idea of being eaten by a shark.
"I like to swim in the ocean, so I think about sharks much more than anybody should.
"None of us should ever think about sharks when we're in the ocean, yet we do. I resent the fact that my ocean-going experience has been ruined by Jaws."
Perhaps unsurprisingly, he believes that "we are not alone out there", although he adds that he doesn't think much about life after death.
He said: "It just makes sense that there are more forms of life than just us.
"Yet I don't feel the need to prove it.
"I know that I can't and I don't feel the need to yell at people who may disagree with me."
'What got me over the hesitation was the first scene I did with Gillian. Everything clicked'

X-Files Movie This Summer!

`X-Files' movie title is out there: `I Want to Believe'
By DAVID GERMAIN – Apr 16, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The truth is finally out there about the new "X-Files" movie title.
The second big-screen spinoff of the paranormal TV adventure will be called "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," Chris Carter, the series' creator and the movie's director and co-writer, told The Associated Press.
Distributor 20th Century Fox signed off on the title Wednesday.
The title is a familiar phrase for fans of the series that starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents chasing after aliens and supernatural happenings. "I Want to Believe" was the slogan on a poster Duchovny's UFO-obsessed agent Fox Mulder had hanging in the cluttered basement office where he and Anderson's Dana Scully worked.
"It's a natural title," Carter said in a telephone interview Tuesday during a break from editing the film. "It's a story that involves the difficulties in mediating faith and science. `I Want to Believe.' It really does suggest Mulder's struggle with his faith."
"I Want to Believe" comes 10 years after the first film and six years after the finale of the series, whose opening credits for much of its nine-year run featured the catch-phrase "the truth is out there."
Due in theaters July 25, the movie will not deal with aliens or the intricate mythology about interaction between humans and extraterrestrials that the show built up over the years, Carter said.
Instead, it casts Mulder and Scully into a stand-alone, earth-bound story aimed at both serious "X-Files" fans and newcomers, he said.
"It has struck me over the last several years talking to college-age kids that a lot of them really don't know the show or haven't seen it," Carter said. "If you're 20 years old now, the show started when you were 4. It was probably too scary for you or your parents wouldn't let you watch it. So there's a whole new audience that might have liked the show. This was made to, I would call it, satisfy everyone."
Hardcore fans need not worry that the movie will be going back to square one, though, Carter said. The movie will be true to the spirit of the show and everything Mulder and Scully went through, he said.
"The reason we're even making the movie is for the rabid fans, so we don't want to insult them by having to take them back through the concept again," Carter said.
Carter said he settled on "I Want to Believe" from the time he and co-writer Frank Spotnitz started on the screenplay. It took so long to go public with it because studio executives wanted to make sure it was a marketable title, he said.
The filmmakers have kept the story tightly under wraps to prevent plot spoilers from leaking on the Internet, a phenomenon that barely existed when the first movie came out in 1998.
"We went to almost comical lengths to keep the story a secret," Carter said. "That included allowing only the key crew members to read the script, and they had to read it in a room that had video cameras trained on them. It was a new experience."

Ooooh, I think I am more excited about this than the new Indy movie! More Mulder and Scully, I can't WAIT!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Road Rage

Aaaah I had a good time this morning LOL. We took Mr K to get his preschool pics done (ok, there is nothing cuter than those min-sized little caps and gowns, I couldn't resist! He looked SO ADORABLE and smiled sooo nicely). So we were in and out of there in about 10 minutes.

Anyhow, on the way back on 167th, that back road to St Albert, I had some jerk on my arse. Like ON my bumper. Not only on my bumper, but doing the whole "swerve to one side" so that you know, I get the hint to speed up, cause I am going sooo slow. Which was 65 km in a 60 zone. I was SPEEDING already. He was so close I could see his face in the side mirror.

So after about 2 minutes of him doing his little dance behind me, I finally saw a speed limit sign. So I slowed down to get his his attention, then, erm, opened my window, stuck my hand out and did these HUGE sweeping motions pointing at the sign, over and over. And yelling at him in my side mirror so he could see me "Its 60!" the whole time. Read my lips mofo! Its a shame the kids were in the van, cause there certain words you can definitely lip read that I would have liked to have said!

Hahahahaha and he read my lips and got the point, because I have never seen anyone back off so fast in my life. He stayed SO FAR behind me the rest of the way, I think he must have thought that the mini-van mom had lost her mind.

Then the kids and I had a great talk the rest of the way home about how the man was driving dangerous and mommy had to tell him what the speed limit was, so no one on the roads got hurt and we were all safe. Hahahahaha me and my temper my community spirit.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

More snow today

Ugh. I canceled my appointment at Mr K's kindergarden this morning, but he still HAS to go to preschool because we are the parent helper this afternoon. AND then I have to go to work for 5:30...sigh. I am not chicken but Mike called me at 8:25 (took him far too long to get to work and he was late) and told me I shouldn't be running all over the city today, that the roads were awful.

And I do believe that is the first time he has called worried about me driving around. Ok granted, yes, I had to run to mill woods to drop off The Princess for babysitting, then to St Albert to drop off K, then to the mid-east to visit his school then back to Mills Woods to pick up the Princess then back to the north to give The Princess to her dad and then to the hospital for work today... holy crap no wonder I almost cried thinking of getting in the van this morning.

Weather warning issued for Edmonton region

Published: 9:36 am

EDMONTON - Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for City of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

We can expect to get 5 to 10 centimetres of snow by the end of the day on top of the 25 cm that has fallen on the Edmonton area since Saturday.

Environment Canada says a deep low pressure system currently in northern Saskatchewan is slowly moving to the northeast. This winter storm continues to wrap moist air into the northern regions of Alberta producing heavy snow. The most intense snow is currently in a band over Edson, Slave Lake, Red Earth and Fort Chipewyan. This band is now shifting over the Edmonton area and yet another deposit of 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected today.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Monday Night Therapy

Yip. Since its kinda my Friday ( I worked the last 4 nights and work the next 3 after tonight) AND the snow is just sooo depressing, we decided to get take out, and pizza would just not do. We ordered our favorites from the New Asian, which now have these nifty reuseable bags, and Mike went to get it from the new northside location! Yes, we are pretty excited about that. The pakoras were fantastic, and the biryani excellent, but to be honest, we have found a brand of butter chicken that Safeway carries that tastes literally the same, and costs much less to make! We taste tested tonight to make sure, and yip, homemade is the same. So we can try out a new dish next time. But now I am scared that Safeway will stop carrying the brand of butter chicken sauce....perhaps a little stockpiling is in order LOL!

I will have to pass on my compliments to my parents for their homemade wine as well, it was absolutely perfect with the spices tonight, didn't overwhelm them, but honestly complimented them just perfectly! And that was my last bottle darn it...

That reminds me! I have a wine kit ready to go, I just need the equipment! I bought it at Christmas with the full intention of starting the Chardonnay that my parents first tried (oooh, its far too good) but I need the actual tub and stuff to make it in. Someone remind me when I am in Airdrie to pop to the Home Vinter, ok?

And that's about it...hope everyone is surviving this crapola weather we are getting.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Snack Time - Barenaked Ladies

I saw this on Parentdish, and I think I am going to pre-order the book and cd combo, I love them, and Mr K laughed soo hard at this video, and I must admit, its too cute. I love them anyways, and even more so that they did a kids cd. And now I am being pestered to play the video for literally the 6th time...lord, what did I start.....

Pre-order here