Archive for 2011



Country Strong, Final Destination and Other Noteworthy Surprises of 2011

Surprises too are often tied to expectation, or lack of it. The first film I saw in 2011 surprised me in part because it was the first film I saw in 2011 — that is, a film shunted onto the whistling heath of the January release schedule.

It was Shana Feste’s Country Strong, and it got a raw deal. Casting Gwyneth Paltrow as a country superstar is either a brave decision or an incredibly timid one — regardless, Paltrow stepped into an outsized role and very nearly filled it out. The supporting cast of Leighton Meester, Tim McGraw, and especially Garrett Hedlund give the celebrity melodrama human ballast, and Feste manages to pace a pretty slick story with moments of believable intimacy and alienation.

Read more at the Source

Country Strong one of Movieline's Surprises of 2011
Laura
27 Dec, 2011




From Facebook:

We’ve been cleverly spotted by http://ontheroadfilm.livejournal.com/. So yeah, the newsroom is currently working on its 8th special issue, dedicated to the movie “On the Road” by Walter Salles, based on Jack Kerouac’s book.
Starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart…

Our journalists are just coming back from their trips to L.A., N.Y. and London, tracking down the book and movie origins.

Stay tuned, cause we’re… on the road.

More about the magazine:

“Trois Couleurs” is a French, free monthly printed magazine, mostly dedicated to movie reviews, but also widely covering news from every cultural sphere: music, literature, events, comic books, video games. A newspaper that proves that sometimes free can be gainfully.

200 000 copies issued each month in Paris.

Trois Couleurs also produces paying special issues focused on an artist, a movie, a social topic… We’ve already worked on: The Doors, Stanley Kubrick, the secret stories of video games, Sofia Coppola…

Source

Trois Couleurs Official Site

Trois Couleurs - Special OTR Issue in the works
Laura
21 Dec, 2011




Like the song says, timing is everything lol. Here’s the video Jerry promised of Garrett delivering the Hudson to the museum.

Garrett Hedlund (portraying Neal Cassady in the upcoming film adaptation of Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’, directed by Walter Salles) drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco on December 7th, 2011 to deliver the 1949 Hudson used in the movie to The Beat Museum. Accompanying Hedlund were John Allen Cassady (son of the real Neal) and Al Hinkle (‘Big Ed Dunkel’ in the book, and the last living man to have accompanied Jack & Neal).

The 1949 Hudson is now on ongoing public display at the Beat Museum

Huge thanks to Jerry and to the Beat Museum for keeping us up to date on all the information!

Source

Beat Museum - Arrival of the '49 Hudson
Laura
19 Dec, 2011




Can’t give you the details, but the road did not end with that last post about Garrett going to the Beat Museum. Jerry Cimino, director of the museum, told Elle he will have more to share from Garrett’s visit soon!!

Keep an eye on the Beat Museum website for updates!

More to Come From the Beat Musuem
Laura
19 Dec, 2011




A New Year’s resolution? Ahhhh shit …no. Never.”

Garrett attended The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Celebrate “A Night of Firsts” and The New Miss Golden Globe 2012 at Cecconi’s Restaurant on December 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

Signing autographs outside "Night of Firsts" party
Laura
09 Dec, 2011




Garrett made a special trip on Wednesday to The Beat Museum. I’m going to leave it to Jerry Cimino and the folks at The Beat Museum to announce just what it was for (it’s really cool, trust me) but in the mean time, Al Hinkle (Big Ed Dunkel in OTR) has started to post some information and pictures from the trip on his public Facebook fan page.

Exciting day today! Actor Garrett Hedlund, John Cassady and publicist/photographer Greg Smith left Los Angeles this morning, hitting the road in a 1949 Hudson, an homage to my friends Jack and Neal and the trip that turned into On The Road. They are headed to the Beat Museum in SF, but they are making a little stop before that – at my house here in San Jose, so I can join them for the last leg.


Here’s Garrett and myself in my home, in front of the portraits of my wife Helen and myself that Carolyn Cassady painted. I will be posting more pics soon
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Follow Al HERE and check out his website HERE.

Journey to the Beat Museum
Laura
09 Dec, 2011






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