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!

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