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Friday, December 15, 2006

Dean Cain movie alert

Dean Cain fans, Saturday Dec. 16 is an early Christmas for you. First, Cain tackles the role of arrogant, workaholic boss Tucker, who seems destined to foil the wedding of Emily (Sarah Paulson) and Ben (Eric Mabius) in the Lifetime movie A Christmas Wedding. The movie airs at 7 p.m. EST.

Tucker isn’t the only one reeking havoc on the couple’s big day. Think Planes, Trains and Automobiles, as Emily tries to make it home in time for her wedding, encountering every transportation disaster known to man.

Cain plays a bad guy in this film, but he’s not malevolent bad. He’s fun bad. Tucker likes to golf, drink and eye the ladies, and he’s the best part of this syrupy sweet holiday love fest. Fans of Ugly Betty and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip will enjoy Mabius and Paulson, but Cain steals the show.

For more on the film, including a fun interview with the cast (including Cain,) visit the Lifetime Web site page for A Christmas Wedding and click the link for On the Set Videos.

For diehard Cain fans, the Sci-Fi channel is offering the world premiere of Dead and Deader, also showing on Saturday, Dec. 16. The movie airs at 9 p.m. EST.

Cain plays an Army lieutenant on a jungle rescue mission. He ends up battling zombies, and becomes half zombie himself. His mission is to stop a crop of beetles that is turning the population into zombies. I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t weigh in on this piece of film, and that’s probably a good thing. But hey, it's the holiday season, maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.

I’d pretty much watch Cain in anything, so I’ll take what I can get. But, can someone please give this guy some work on network TV? Wisteria Lane or Seattle Grace could always use another hottie.

For more on Dead and Deader, check out the official Web site.

Monday, December 11, 2006

We Are Marshall index

I’ve received so many requests from readers about We Are Marshall coverage that I’ve decided to include a special section here at Tube Talk. Yes, this is a Web site devoted to television, not movies, but We Are Marshall was filmed locally and tells one of our state’s most tragic stories. So, I feel compelled to give it the press it deserves. Besides, it features a television star you may know: Matthew Fox (Lost.)

This section provides an index of links, articles and features about the film, including an exclusive to Tube Talk: a behind-the-scenes-account of my day as an extra. This section will be updated with any and all We Are Marshall news that comes our way. The movie premieres nationwide Dec. 22 in a theater near you. Don’t miss it.

Tube Talk Coverage
My day as an extra, casting call
My day as an extra part one
My day as an extra part two
My movie debut as an extra
Matthew McConaughey on Oprah

Oprah preview
Interview with Jack Lengyel and Reggie Oliver
Movie news
Trailer released
Promo released
Matthew Fox to host SNL
Matthew Fox on SNL
USA Today article

Matthew Fox in WV

Watch the film trailer at the official site

The Herald-Dispatch Newspaper
The best site on the Web for We Are Marshall news. It includes news stories, video footage, photos from filming, a plane crash timeline, filming location sites and a lots of other goodies.

Marshall University Page

WSAZ TV Charleston, Huntington, WV
This Web page has videos of press conferences with the cast, along with interviews and plenty of other videos about the movie.

Entertainment Weekly
Story on the movie

Interviews with Matthew McConaughey
Good Morning America
Extra catches up with McConaughey on the set
Matt Damon does Matthew McConaughey

Interviews with Matthew Fox
Coming Soon
Sports Illustrated
Good Morning America

Interviews with Jack Lengyel
South Bend Tribune
Beckley Register Herald interview

People Magazine
Schoolgirls outrun McConaughey

Where in Huntington is Matthew McConaughey?
A fun site where Huntington locals share pictures and stories of meeting McConaughey around town during filming.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Oprah features "We Are Marshall"

Actor Matthew McConaughey is scheduled to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show Wednesday, Dec. 6, to discuss the film We Are Marshall. I promised I’d let you know the date, so there it is, according to the West Virginia Film Office. Check your local listings for times and set your TiVos, Tubers. You don’t want to miss this.

In other We Are Marshall news, Huntington, WV, locals you may want to pick up the new filming-location map before you watch the movie. The Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau has created a handy foldout map for We Are Marshall, that pinpoints locations where filming occurred in Huntington. The maps will be distributed around Huntington and will also appear at welcome centers, among other places. For more information, contact the CVB at http://www.wvvisit.com/

Matthew Fox SNL clips

If you missed Matthew Fox on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, check out these clips. His monologue mentions one of my all-time favorite shows, Party of Five, and there is a hilarious sketch regarding Kramer from Seinfeld.

In the other sketches, Fox portrayed a mountain man, a DJ, a Mayan warrior and himself. NBC has posted the clips at You Tube. I’ve put my favorite one here. Thank you NBC.

In other Fox news, check out this interview with American Way magazine, to find out where Fox likes to hang out in Hawaii and what he someday hopes to do with my Sawyer. Minds out of the gutter, people.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Matthew Fox to host SNL

Matthew Fox — star of the hit show Lost and about to become an Oscar-worthy contender for his incredible role in We Are Marshall — is hosting Saturday Night Live this week. For the 10 of you who don’t watch Lost, you may remember him as Charlie Salinger from Party of Five.

Fox is probably doing SNL to promote his new film We Are Marshall, which opens nationwide December 22. In fact, I’ve been doing a little promotion of the film myself, (shameless plug,) as it is an incredible local story that was filmed here, and I worked as an extra in two scenes.

SNL airs at 11:30 p.m. EST on NBC.

For those of you who can’t get enough of Fox, check out this interview with Coming Soon and this one with Sports Illustrated. And don’t forget to watch SNL on Saturday.

Dean Cain on Style Network tonight

As if we need a network to tell us that Dean Cain is stylish. But there it is. Cain is guest starring on Isaac Mizrahi’s show Isaac tonight on the Style Network at 11 p.m. EST. And rumor has it that Cain may be surfing.

As for other Cain news, I have in my hot little hands a screener for Cain’s new movie A Christmas Wedding, slated to air December 11 at 9 p.m. EST on Lifetime. I plan to watch it this weekend and give you a complete report and, hopefully, some photos.

Meanwhile, you can check out this interview CW11 New York did with Cain about the movie. He also talks about returning to Las Vegas, and his former co-star Josh Duhamel makes a surprise appearance in the interview, too. It’s good stuff. Just pull up the page and scroll down to the "Celeb Interview" section. I’m not sure how long their links stay active, so watch it now.

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