Monday, April 30, 2007

Where the Day Takes You

Where the Day Takes You is the critically-acclaimed story of teenaged runaways (Lara Flynn Boyle among them) trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Reading some reviews it's not one of the best movies Lara has ever made. But she's young, looks naturally handsome and has a bunch of impressive scenes. I found some nice scrapbook notices of this movie on Sean Astin's website.

Sean: "Where the Day Takes You is one of the films of which I am most proud. It is a dark, intense film experience that hits home for those who discover it in off-beat video rental houses or when it makes the occasional appearance on cable (probably the Indie Channel). I remember once, at Magic Mountain a couple years after the film came out, some kids dressed in black and purple with lots of earrings and dyed hair came chasing after me screaming, "Hey hey aren't you Greg from Where the Day Takes You?" It was like they had made friends with the character, just by watching the movie.

I'm glad the movie is there, ready to be watched by anyone who might gain comfort from seeing people like them, who are feeling alone; to be used by parents or teachers as a way to engage kids in a discussion perhaps about drugs, runaways, family discord.

It's fun for me to see the other actors who are so young in the film -- Ricki Lake, before her TV show -- Will Smith in his first film role -- Lara Flynn Boyle, Balthazar Getty, Dermot Mulroney, James LeGros -- everyone looks so young, it blows my mind! I don't think the film struck the same kinds of nerves that Drug Store Cowboy and My Own Private Idaho did, but Where the Day Takes You should be considered a solid film in that genre! I'm proud of Marc Rocco the director, and grateful to him for not taking 'no' for an answer when he asked me to be in the movie! King Baggot's cinematography is worth looking at too. I will never drive through the streets of Hollywood again, without remembering the all-night film shoots . . . the real homeless kids we hung out with, the dead body I saw, the freeway underpass we filmed at." (Sean Astin, August 2001)

If you want to find out more about this "brat pack" movie read the official press release for the dvd. The first two picture artworks are from Sean Astin's website. The last two ones are from the german dvd edition of this movie called Strassenkinder (Street Kids).



Saturday, April 28, 2007

Irish Film and Television Awards

On February 9th 2007 Lara Flynn Boyle attended the Irish Film and Television Awards in Dublin. Please find enclosed some pictures of this event. Beware: The download takes some time as the jpegs are bigger than 300KB each. So, have patience while using a modem. Credits to MaD and the folks at ifta.com.









Friday, April 27, 2007

Poltergeist 3

The following two pictures are from the horrible horror-flick Poltergeist 3 in which Lara Flynn Boyle played a so-called supporting role. I found them at the lovely-made Poltergeist 3-website. And if you wanna take a look at ... hmm, let's say the best dialogues ever written in movie history please click on the CineFile Video-link.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Of Caricatures and Drawings

Based on the non-always reliable Wikipedians a "caricature is a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines." If you like or dislike these two drawings of Lara Flynn Boyle (only the first one is a pure caricature) depends on your taste. Feel free to decide yourself.


Pictures: magixl.com; Worth1000.com

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Casting

I actually cannot remember where I found this polaroid pic of Lara Flynn Boyle. But it seems to be taken a few years ago :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Autograph


On ebay someone bought this autograph for 10 bucks this week. It shows Lara at a younger age probably be taken for the promotion of her movie Poltergeist 3 in 1988.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

14th Annual Race to Erase MS

On april 13th 2007 Lara Flynn Boyle joined the 14th Annual Race to Erase MS at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. The event was held by the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis which is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS. On a celebrity board I found the following pics posted by Revelator.







Saturday, April 14, 2007

Internet Movie Database

Wow! I've been listed on the Miscellaneous Link site of Lara Flynn Boyle's page at imdb.com, the always growing Internet Movie Database.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Transformation


Time flies! Instyle magazine posted some nice pictures of Lara Flynn Boyle that extraordinarily express how she has changed within a time period of twelve years (from 1989 to 2001).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Interview Colin Ferguson


Lara Flynn Boyle stars in the horror tale The House Next Door, produced by Lifetime, as a woman who suspects that something evil lurks in the house next door, some unseen force that causes people who move in to experience tragedies outside the norm. Eureka star Colin Ferguson plays her skeptical husband. He finds out quick enough that his number one lady is telling the truth.

In october 2006 Colin Ferguson gave Tony Bray of the TV-Now website an interview about his movie The House Next Door and, of course, Lara Flynn Boyle. "What drew you to the Lifetime movie?" Ferguson: "The director, Jeff Woolnough. He directed two episodes of the series that I did. That was the first thing that caught my eye. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeff. He really knows his stuff and he's really great to talk to and have fun with. I read it and it wasn't a typical Lifetime project. And, of course, Lara Flynn Boyle signed on to do it. I thought that would be interesting."

Bray: "She's got gorgeous eyes and is camera friendly."

Ferguson: "It's amazing ... someone of her stature. Every scene was as good as she could do it. She could put herself into a frenzy if she needed to ... really going the distant. To be quite frank, it is sort of a pain, it is hard to do that. But she would do it for every single scene. That was impressive. I figured she would sort of pull back a little bit. She didn't."

Writer Tony Bray adds in his review of the movie: "Boyle looks healthier than she has in years. Critics who used to write only about her weight can finally focus on her talent, which is in fine form." Nicely said.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Punk'd


I found a website of a guy named Ahmed who's providing all the clips from Ashton Kutcher's tv show Punk'd in which celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz are the victims of a Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera. In one episode Lara Flynn Boyle gets stuck with the enormous bill of what was supposed to be a free shopping spree. Unfortunately, the vid quality is not the best but if you haven't already watched this on tv or dvd just take a look.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Lara Flynn Boyle posed in a very sexy way for the Entertainment Weekly Magazine photographer back in 2002. I found this scan on the web so I don't take credit for it. Thx to the original publisher.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Maxim Magazine

As far as I'm concerned the following pictures taken for the Maxim Magazine belong to the most beautiful ones I've ever seen of Lara Flynn Boyle. But be careful if you are using a modem: the download takes some time as the jpegs are bigger than 300KB each.









Sunday, April 8, 2007

Twin Peaks - Complete Second Season


The complete second season of Twin Peaks is out on DVD. Right on time if you want to spend some time in this cute little town during the holidays. 'Who's the murderer of Laura Palmer?' is the question you're asking. But I'm asking: How's the dvd boxset from Paramount? Let's read what the usual suspects of dvd websites are writing about this highly anticipated set. Unfortunately, none of them review Lara Flynn Boyle's part as Donna Hayward in particular. But IGN.com provides a nice vidcap of the actress:


Digitallyobsessed.com thinks about the image transfer: "The original full-frame picture is quite attractive, and a big improvement over those now aging videotapes. Color is rich (especially those deep reds that crop up throughout the series), and shadows are deep and dark. Detail is quite good and grain is not a problem. Mosquito noise is occasionally visible but not overly prominent. The Log Lady introductions appear to be taken from a videotape source and accordingly are much inferior, lacking in clarity and crispness."

"Paramount has done a magnificent job with the all-new 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound", writes Tyler Shainline of DVDTown.com. "As a fan who has hosted more than a couple of Twin Peaks marathons and has closely examined a generous portion of the dialogue on the old tape set, I can say that the sound clarity on these discs is magnificent."


"Lots of fun to be had here", at least for Gerry Donaghy of DVDinmypants.com regarding the special features, "even if there was no participation from the shows creators. There is an Interactive Interview Grid, which will allow viewers to watch short (2-5 minutes long) interviews with about a dozen of the actors from the show, including David Euphony (DEA agent Dennis/Denise Bryson), Sherilyn Fenn, James Marshall (James Hurley) and Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Moran). Of course, as fun as these are, you'll find yourself wishing that a few more actors would have made themselves available. The interviews are insightful, even if most of the actors spend a good chunk of time fawning over David Lynch. The grid allows you to watch the interviews one at a time, or all at once. But I wouldn't call this feature special. In fact, it's almost expected."

The guys of the always reliable DVDTalk.com list the additional extras as follows:

Disc 1: Jennifer Lynch discussing writing Laura Palmer's diary (3:45)
Disc 2: Director Todd Holland talks about entering the series at season 2 and specific script challenges (4:10)
Disc 3: Caleb Deschanel discusses directing the Horne Bros. flashback scene in episode 15, including the revelation that the dancing baby sitter is David Fincher's sister, Emily. (Caleb's wife also plays Mrs. Hayward, and their daughter is Zooey, for those keeping track.) (4:20)
Disc 4: Duwayne Dunham relates his experience of being on the series from early on, editing the pilot and directing the first episode, and then coming back for season 2. (4:00)
Disc 5: Stephen Gyllenhaal, director of episode 27, discussing why he enjoyed the show. (And, yes, father of Maggie and Jake.) (3:40)
Disc 6: Tim Hunter, who had one of the longer associations with the show. (2:40)


And finally Judge Brett Cullum of DVDVerdict.com "can't deny the power" of Twin Peaks. "Even when it was uneven, the show is far more interesting than 99% of what is on television before or since. It remains one of the most cinematic series ever created with its own darkly funny tone that has never been duplicated. Cinema buffs deride it as Lynch's most commercial work, because it's accessible and not as dense as his later movie projects. But one look at the season finale with its bizarre, scary sequences inside the Black Lodge, and all doubts are cast aside. This is one of the most daring television experiments ever conducted.

Twin Peaks remains a show I will always hold up on a pedestal because it refused to play by anyone else's rules. Maybe that's why, after all these years and countless viewings, I still can't get enough of the series. Twin Peaks: The Second Season is a reason to celebrate simply because it is finally here. Now bring on the megaset, hopefully in a spiffy log shaped package and get Mr. Lynch and Mr. Frost to emerge from behind their red velvet curtains. Cue the dancing midget and the acid jazz." Well, there's nothing more to say...

Saturday, April 7, 2007

A Taste of Threesome



TriStar Pictures produced different artworks for the worldwide distribution of Andrew Fleming's new generation drama Threesome in which Lara Flynn Boyle plays a girl named Alex who is attracted to two guys (Josh Charles and Stephen Baldwin). Let's catch a glimpse at the creative results. Numbers 1, 2 and 4 were designed for the domestic release of this US-production. The third number is the french edition with the wonderful translated title: Two Guys, One Girl, and Three Possibilities. For the home entertainment market Columbia/TriStar provided interesting variations of this artwork including some new ideas (DVDs published in France, UK, Germany and United States):