Friday, December 4, 2009

Fringe Filming & Everybody's Fine

So, today was pretty eventful. Went to see Fringe filming in Downtown Vancouver (Gastown specifically)
When we arrived they were running rehearsals of a shot of Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, Walter Bishop (Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson respectively) exiting the FBI vehicle and going up to a building presumably to investigate a crime scene. There were NY Police Department vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances all around. Seemed like it is going to be a pretty interesting episode. I love the show so I always love seeing bits filming and then seeing it on an episode. (i.e. tonight's episode was done in Chinatown in Vancouver for some of the shots and I was there to see the set up for that) We didn't get to meet any of the primaries but saw them filming...that was until we came back after the movie. A couple of friends of mine were going down to check out the set and after the movie they were still there so we decided to drop back by. They were filming interior shots so we didn't get to see any filming however we got pictures with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson and Lance Reddick. The cast of this show is by far some of the nicest people you could ever meet. After what must have been a grueling day of filming they still stopped for fans. The same is true of their crew. They are always very friendly with the fans and often times will engage in conversation regarding the show (past episodes only of course) and seem to genuinely like the show and seem to actually enjoy their job, even if their job is just to tell us to stand further to the left to not be seen in the shot or to keep quiet because they are rolling. Seeing the crew and cast at work just makes me like the show that much more.

Now, on to the let down of the evening, Everybody's Fine. I understood the premise of the movie by the end but found the preview incredibly misleading. I was expecting a bit of a dramatic comedy with a bit of a dark or morose first part and then a catharsis and a second half that left you feeling good and as if everybody really was fine or better than fine. You do eventually get that feeling however, it is only in the last 5 minutes of the movie. The other hour and 40 minutes are a complete "downer" movie, certainly not what I am looking for in a holiday season movie. Just because you throw one Christmas scene in a movie doesn't make it a holiday movie. Deniro was very endearing in this movie even if it is simply because you feel sorry for the poor bastard. All and all, the movie is worth a rent at best. It isn't the fault of the actors this time, it is simply a bad script. I am glad it was free. The company was good so I can't complain about that.

So, two days of just me...are you bored out of your mind yet? Day three tomorrow. I am enjoying this even if you aren't!


  1. oh by the way I just -as in like 10 minutes ago- found you while surfing through the w3b for some Eclipse pics but your blog seems pretty cool so I decided to check it out :)

    I would like to hear more about your adventures with movies, tv and such so it's a bummer that there aren't any more posts :/

  2. Beautiful picture and post, Really for informative post.

    thanks to share......

  3. Hello,
    I am following your blog regularly and got great information. I really like the tips you have given.

  4. Na that not so boring but is really sounds great :)

  5. I am following your blog regularly and got great information. I really like the tips you have given. Thanks a lot for sharing. Will be referring a lot of friends about this. That was well written blog. Thanks for sharing.

  6. amazing picture and nice page.. I love your blog..
    Thanks & Regards

    Generic Viagra
    Generic Propecia

  7. I would lye down if that happens to me..

  8. This is a smart blog. I mean it. You have so much knowledge about this issue, and so much passion. You also know how to make people rally behind it, obviously from the responses. Youve got a design here thats not too flashy, but makes a statement as big as what youre saying. Great job, indeed. Bola Tangkas Tangkasnet

  9. I am truly inspired by this online journal! Extremely clear clarification of issues is given and it is open to every living soul. I have perused your post, truly you have given this extraordinary informative data about it. Agen Bola