BFI Featurette

New pictures added from Cooties and Set Fire to the Stars

Lord of the Rings: Let it go Parody

Sean Astin, who played the role of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, has seen it and even tweeted about it! You can view his tweets here.

SUMMARY:
Middle-Earth has Frozen over in The Lord Of The Rings: Let it Go Parody by The Hillywood Show®! Follow the hobbits, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, on their journey to destroy The One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Through the eyes of Samwise the brave, The Hillywood Show® brings you a magical tribute to Peter Jackson’s memorable trilogy in an unforgettable, precious way. Once it’s taken a hold of you, you’ll never want to let it go. This is One Parody to rule them all.

FUN FACT: In 2003, Hilly Hindi won a trip to New Zealand where she interviewed the cast and crew on the red carpet at the Return Of The King premiere, including Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom + more. That win inspired her to continue filmmaking and is just one of the reasons on how The Hillywood Show® was born in 2006.

Guest Post: Jacob

We have a guest post today by Tobiasz Legieżyński who is from Poland. He wanted to tell you about his brother Jacob. Since they are not fluent in English I’ll write my best to post their replies.

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Jacob has leukemia. But he has been fighting this disease for 10 months. He feels better, but his comfort is not too good. I was thinking that can you do something for him? i don’t know what but I hope that you help me to make him happy. He very likes Elijah Wood.

To help Jacob I offered him a post on our site and I asked him a couple of questions and here are his replies to each question I asked.

Can you tell us about yourself?

Hi,i’m Kuba (Jacob) and i’m from Kraśnik Górny (small village in Poland). I’m love to play football and computer games. I watching movies every day.( now he can’t go out, so he is lies in his bed). I like to dress myself nice.

Why are you interested in Elijah Wood?

Elijah is awesome actor! And Green Street Hooligans is for me one of the best movies.

What made you contact our site for your story about your brother?

I was ask my brother who is his favorite actor/actors. He listed some actors and the Elijah was on the list,so i write to you.

If you could tell Elijah one thing what would it be?

Hi.I’m your little fan from Poland. I love your role from Green Street Hooligans and of course from Lord of the Rings.I very want to meet you, but i know that this is impossible. However i’m very want to have your photo with your autograph! Elijah Wood you are great!

Are you a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies if so what is your favorite?
My favorite part of Lord of the Rings is The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

You went through a lot at such a young age. What’s one wish you would want?
He will get a PS3 for Christmas, but we haven’t any games. I think that he wants some games. He also would like an autograph of Elijah. And of course candy.

Thanks to Tobiasz and Jacob, for allowing me to post their questions and story. I hope that Elijah sees this and hope someday he gets that autograph he wanted. <3

Peter Jackson gets his star

The three-time Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker was presented with his own star in a prime position on the famed sidewalk.

“It was 1974 and 40 years ago, I walked along the street and looked at these stars and never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would ever find myself here today to receive a star,” Jackson told a crowd of fans, film executives and stars of his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Underlining his importance to the Hollywood film industry, Jackson received prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard.

His star is located outside the home of the Academy Awards ceremony, the Dolby Theatre, and sits near those of A-listers Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg.

Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy books, have taken almost $US5 billion at the global box office, with the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, opening this week.

Other stars and key players from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies attending the star ceremony were Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Jackson’s producer wife, Fran.

Souce: Stuff.co.nz

Fifteen Years – Marcie Lucas

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Marcie Lucas, Fifteen years as a celebrity blogger

“It’s hard to say something you’ve done has been a happy time in all that you do, but it hasn’t.”

Hi, my name is Marcie Lucas owner of the Simply line: Simply Daniel Radcliffe, Simply Dane DeHaan, Simply Elijah Wood, Simply Leonardo DiCaprio, Simply James McAvoy and Simply Mitchell Kummen. Years back you probably wouldn’t have known who I was. My first website was based on James Cameron’s Titanic back in 1999. I was lousy at websites I didn’t know what html was or php and I couldn’t even do a graphic. I had to use free graphics from other websites. When people started complaining that I was claiming something that wasn’t mine. I said to hell with it. I am gonna learn on my own. It was hard, as I didn’t know anything at all. My first graphics were horrible. That’s the honest truth.

My boyfriend, Anthony Lucas who is now my husband taught me so much, made me learn the hard way to learn html code through Netscape composer. He got frustrated and got mad at me several times. Yes, I can be stubborn. But after that long time of trying. I’ve finally began to understand. From there I went off on my own and I can’t believe I’ve done it for so long, what started as a side hobby began to be much more. The realness of it hit me, when I received a email from Steven Rea, Film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer . I remember the call that morning, hearing everything at the newspaper in the background it was exciting for me to be interviewed on Leonardo DiCaprio’s coffee venture. But things did not stop there. Graham Norton, a television show in the UK emailed me one morning. I was dead tired, stood up all night and replied. The email had been blank so contacting whomever it was as I did, I waited. They mentioned that they wanted to use Simply Daniel Radcliffe for their show to show to Dan. I was saying to myself, “Sure why not.” I didn’t think anything of it and I didn’t know what they were going to use until after. I was blushing when their recording was aired. I was like, “Oh no, not my writing. Daniel was never meant to see that.” But I got to see the reaction on Dan’s face. God to think of what he might think of me personally. I don’t even wanna know. And to think of all the autographs he’s done for me without never knowing who I was. He’s special to me for many reasons. He’s helped me through my darkest times.

I’ve gotten lucky to promote films for my favorite actors and all the companies and promoters out there for giving me a chance to do this for them is a wonderful privilege. I’ve worked very hard sometimes not eating, staying up all hours of the night and sometimes not sleeping at all with being a full time mom to three children. You can see all of my work was not in vain. People might think I got it easy, that’s not the case because ten years ago I didn’t have any of this. I tried so hard. But it was the fans who made me a better person, the fans at Simply Daniel Radcliffe for caring about me. Who since the incident in 2012 have been a pleasure to know. Suicide for me has been with me since I was fifteen. I think about it all the time even now. But something changed after the fans showed me I am more than a website. The people at the Trevor Project whom I wanna thank for being so kind. I would say more, but its personal so I’ll end it on that.

I’ve learned so much since 1999. The first time I worked on a new actor, Dane DeHaan. I liked his personality and his acting. While working on him I started a process. A process I now do for all actors I work on. I’m not telling you what my process is, but it gives me firsthand knowledge of who they are and why they chose to become an actor.

The newest site I’ve worked on is Mitchell Kummen. Horns for me is special not just cause of Daniel Radcliffe, but because of Joe Hill. I’ve been a fan of his father, Stephen King for so long. It gave me the love of horror movies and to be a writer. Yes I love writing, Dane DeHaan acting out my writing on Comedy Central was a total laugh. I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I was I was like, “Oh no not again.” But he did good playing the Dane I pictured in my writing. Thank you, Dane for having the courage to pull off my crazy writing.

Mitchell Kummen was a new start for me, the youngest actor I ever worked on was Daniel Radcliffe during Potter. Since then no one else that young has been in my life. For those of you that don’t know Mitchell, he’s a wonderful young actor in Horns as the young Ig Perrish. Mitchell was a project I took up because he impressed me with his acting in Horns. I don’t do websites just for anyone. I have to connect with an actor to do a website in the first place. He reminded me a lot about my own children. My daughter who is his age and my son. He needed to be known to people. That’s what I felt in my heart. He will probably be the last I ever do and I wish the best for him. He has talent, I see it. Just like I did with Dane DeHaan. And that’s why I built my websites, the men who gave their talent for us to see and made me who I become. A devoted fan, graphic designer, and web designer. A person who didn’t know a thing and learned so much.

Thank you to all the people out there who have followed me, gave their support and believed I could do this. It’s been a pleasure. Thank you. Today, I celebrate fifteen years!

Marcie Lucas