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January 17, 2020

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season. With the old decade behind us and a new one starting, let's get to it.

:: SpectreVision's, Color Out Of Space had a special screening in Los Angeles this week. There were many anxious fans waiting in line for hours to be brain-smacked by it and to sit in on the Q&A after. Some photos from the screening are beginning to trickle in.

:: Come To Daddy is about three weeks away from being released on the general public, but don't feel left out UK, you're covered! First, there's a new UK poster out. Second, you can now pre-order the movie at Amazon, and third, there will be a couple of showings of the movie in February at The Prince Charles Cinema.

:: It's pretty difficult to find one good review of Come To Daddy, because there's so many goods ones to choose from! In any case, I've put some together in the movie review section.

:: The movie's director, Ant Timpson, is sharing his experiences on making his debut feature film. Here are some of the photos he's posted, along with others I came across. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] You can read and see more about the location, finding the house and journey he and Elijah took with his appearance on Ant's Twitter.

:: I've been to Fantastic Fest three times, and one of the things I love most is that festival attendees can get to know the people behind the films with Q&As. Directors, DPs, actors... Now the Alamo Drafthouse is extending that privilege to all their theaters, starting with Come To Daddy next month, where Elijah and Ant will be in attendance. Read more abut this change at Variety.

:: 20 years ago this month, Ian McKellen reached New Zealand to being working on The Lord of the Rings. He kept a journal during that time and now he's shared it with us. It's filled with his personal experiences and lots of photos, so go take a look at his blog, The Grey Book.

:: I finally got to see the film Daniel Isn't Real and it's everything and more that I've been reading about. Emotional, trippy, creepy... all the juicy things SpectreVision excels at. If you're a big horror fan, the movie is up for Best Limited Release at Fangoria's Chainsaw Awards, so hop on over there and place your votes.

:: Lastly, you-know-who's birthday is right around the corner, so if you have your artworks, poems, greetings or videos, send them in!

That's all... for now.


December 31, 2019

After nearly a year of festival screenings around the world, Come To Daddy finally has a trailer! I read one analysis of the trailer, and while they got some things correct, there's so much more they didn't. This is a testament to director Ant Timpson's desire of successfully not revealing too much.

:: The poster for the film has also been dropped and the release date has been set for February 7th in select theaters, VOD and digital formats.

:: The early part of 2020 will be busy for Elijah. There's yet another convention he has been slated for. This time he's doing a little pond jumping and attending the Liverpool Comic Con in March.

:: Romina sent in her lovely wallpaper in observance of Elijah's anniversary this year.

:: 2019 is soaking up its last day, and it's been a very exciting year for Elijah. He along with his partners at SpectreVision are truly a company to be reckoned with. Their films, Mandy, Daniel Isn't Real and Color out of Space were great successes with the latter in the works for a possible H.P. Lovecraft trilogy. They also produced, 7 Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss.... and their latest, Archenemy, is currently filming. They expanded their parent enterprise, Company X, to Company X Marketing. Elijah and Daniel soared to the top of the podcast world with their series, Visitations, by stepping into the homes and workplaces of the likes of Mike Flanagan, Taika Waititi, Ana Lily Amirpour and Guillermo del Toro.

Elijah's film Come To Daddy made its way around the festival circuit, picking up many accolades for the story and acting while Elijah became a daddy himself! He also marked this year and celebrated his 30th anniversary in the industry. There's not too many actors around who can claim that milestone at the age of 38.

My annual year end video covers more of appearances and photos this past year and it was a hard one to complete with an antiquated computer. Still, I got through it and despite the complications, it's a bit longer than the previous year. Click on the graphic below and enjoy!


December 14, 2019

Now that the year is winding down, the activities are doing the same. But there are a couple of things to catch up on.

:: Seems that I missed another reunion with Elijah, Sean, Dom and Billy. They are also scheduled to appear at FanExpo Dallas on March 28th and 29th. With no other announcements pending, this is the first convention with them next year spilling over to April in Calgary and Orlando.

:: I also neglected to post some audio recorded at the Rhode Island Comic Con Q&A Elijah gave during his visit there last month.

:: Lastly, a recent photo from Instagram that came with the caption, "Big shout out to Elijah Wood for finishing his breakfast. Ready for round two?" Apparently the Grizzly Manor Cafe serves up some enormous eats!

That's all... for now.


November 30, 2019

They're taking the Hobbits to MegaCon! And The Calgary Expo! For the first time since I don't know when, Elijah, Sean, Billy and Dom are a scheduled to appear together at these events next April. Click to find out the whens and wheres. Calgary Expo and MegaCon.

:: Most know how much Steven Colbert is a Lord of the Rings fanatic. He's now trying to convince Peter Jackson to make a new series of films with the help of some LOTR alumni. Click off to watch his pitch and hilarity.

:: Not long after SpectreVision spoke about one of their dreams at relaunching the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, word come that the estate of Wes Craven is possibly looking into doing just that. Coincidence? Hmm.... We'll have to see if and how this pans out.

:: Indie and powerhouse SpectreVision film, Daniel Isn't Real opens next weekend, and at the Alamo Drafthouse in Los Angeles, the director, actor and producer will be on hand for a Q&A.

:: Want to be on set of a SpectreVision production? If you're a Legion M investor, you can. Enter for your chance to witness part of the making of their newest film, Archenemy.

That's all... for now.


November 16, 2019

Elijah was in attendance at one of the last cons of the year, the Rhode Island Comic Con. There were photo ops, autographs and a Q&A. You can see some of the images from the event here.

:: Elijah and Daniel shared an incredible list of 5 films they consider SpectreVision's dream projects.

:: Until their dreams come to fruition, SpectreVision has announced their latest film project, Archenemy. They're going superhero on this one, and you can bet it's going to be next level. You can read more about the film at The Hollywood Reporter.

:: Horror movies, Maniac, Visitations, and Mandy were some of the topics on Last Podcast on the Left: Side Stories, with Elijah and Daniel. Their hour long candid conversation starts at 3:15.

:: Toronto After Dark Film Festival handed out their awards and Best Male Actor in a Leading Role went to Elijah, with Ant Timpson winning for Best Director on Come To Daddy. Still patiently waiting on when the film will break out of the festivals and into theaters.

:: It's been a while coming, but there's finally a trailer for the mind-bending, Color Out of Space. The film picked up another accolade, this time from Morbido Film Fest where it took top honors for the Audience Award.

:: Check out this striking hi-res image of Elijah as Frodo taken while in New Zealand for The Hobbit.

:: One final quick note. Paramount is remaking one of Elijah's first films, Internal Affairs, from 1990. Wouldn't it be awesome if Elijah was back on the film, this time in the Andy Garcia role?

That's all... for now.


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