Wednesday, May 26, 2004


Celebrating The Best In Movie Previews

Stepford Wives Garners Multiple Awards including
Summer 2004 Blockbuster and Most Original;
Other winners include The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

LOS ANGELES May 26, 2004 - On Tuesday, May 25th, The Orpheum Theater played host to the Fifth Annual Golden Trailer Awards. The event honoring film trailers for their artistic value was hosted by comedian Tom Green. The winning results were tabulated by the accounting firm of Ernst & Young and announced at the event.

Winners were selected by a panel of industry judges that included: Benicio Del Toro (Traffic, Snatch, and the Hunted), Neil Jordan (Director The Crying Game, Butcher Boy), Bob Osher (Co-Producer Miramax), Drew Giordano (Sr. VP Warner Bros. Pictures), Glenn Close (Stepford Wives, Le Divorce), Fisher Stevens (Co-President GreenStreet Films), Rob Minkoff (Director The Lion King, Stuart Little), Steve Carr (Director Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle), Anne Chaisson (producer Rodger Dodger, PS), Paul Cohen (President Manhattan Pictures), Mary Schmidt Campbell (Dean of NYU, Tisch school of the Arts), Pablo Ferro (Titlest, Artist Dr. Strangelove), Karen Schmeer (Editor Fog of War), John Ottman (Editor, Composer, Usual Suspects) and Greg Dean Schmitz (Film Critic Yahoo Movies).

Launched by industry veterans-and sisters-Evelyn and Monica Brady, the Golden Trailer Awards is the film industry's awards show for feature film trailers: 90 minutes of pure, adrenaline-packed fun and non-stop entertainment. "It's the movie awards show guaranteed against attention deficit disorder," says Monica Brady. "Not only is it perfectly paced for our society, it celebrates the people who condense 120 minutes of movie into a two-minute minor opus."

The Winners (by category) are:

Best Comedy: Elf
Editor: Dave Parker:
Creative Director: Laura Carrillo
Submitted by New Line Cinema

Best Drama: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Editor: Jennifer A. Horvath
Creative Director: Barbara Glazer
Submitted by The Ant Farm for New Line Cinema

Best Voice Over: 21 Grams
Editor: Mark Woollen
Creative Directors: Mark Woollen, Myles Bender
Submitted by Mark Woollen & Associates for Focus Features
Voiceover Talent: Sean Penn

Best Animation/Family: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Editor: Kevin Childress
Creative Directors: Blair Rich, Jeff Lamont
Submitted by Mojo for Warner Bros.

Best Foreign: Osama
Editor: Scott Storm
Submitted by Hammer Creative Advertising for United Artists

Best Trailer - No Movie: Revolver (flashy cut)
Editor: Nate Pommer
Creative Director: Burke Heffner
Submitted by The Siege Perilous

Trashiest: A Miami Tail
Editor: Jeff Kauffman
Submitted by Hammer Creative Advertising for Lion's Gate Entertainment

Best Foreign Independent: City of God
Editor: Jon Epstein
Submitted by Miramax Films

Best Horror/Thriller: Dawn of the Dead
Editor: Bill Neil
Creative Director: Scott Bramlett
Submitted by Trailer Park for Universal Pictures

Best Music: The Triplets of Belleville
Editor: Matt Silk
Creative Directors: Ed Glass, Barry Schoor
Submitted by Alkemi Entertainment for Sony Pictures Classics

Golden Fleece: Northfork
Editors and Creative Directors: KO Creative Team
Submitted by KO Creative for Paramount Classics

Best Documentary: Spellbound
Editor and Creative Director: Christy Wilson
Submitted by Kinetic for THINKFilm

Best Independent: Lost in Translation
Editors: Mark Woollen and Margareta Schiappa
Creative Directors: Mark Woollen and Myles Bender
Submitted by Mark Woollen & Associates for Focus Features

Best Romance: The Cooler
Editor: Pete Demirai
Creative Director: Kenji Thielstrom
Submitted by Alkemi Entertainment for Lion's Gate Entertainment

Most Original: The Stepford Wives
Editor: Adam Agard
Creative Director: Peter Frankfurt
Submitted by Imaginary Forces for Paramount Pictures

Best Action: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
Editors: Doug B. Brandt, Joel Plotch and Chad Misner
Creative Director: Marin Kistler
Submitted by Ignition Creative for Sony Pictures Entertainment

Summer 2004 Blockbuster: The Stepford Wives
Editor: Adam Agard
Creative Director: Peter Frankfurt
Submitted by Imaginary Forces for Paramount Pictures

Da Tings He Does For His Country THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK: DARK FURY On DVD June 15, 2004 Featuring Vin Diesel as the Voice and Likeness of Riddick, “Dark Fury” Bridges the Story Between “Pitch Black” and “The Chronicles of Riddick”

From animator Peter Chung (The Animatrix “Matriculated;” MTV’s Aeon Flux), and based on a story by The Chronicles of Riddick director David Twohy, Dark Fury, an all-new adventure featuring the voice and likeness of Vin Diesel premieres exclusively on DVD on June 15, 2004.

Presenting an original vision of the Riddick universe, Dark Fury bridges the story between the sci-fi hit Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, which arrives in theaters June 11, 2004. Delivering edgy, sci-fi adventure and an array of Riddick-inspired bonus materials, Dark Fury features voice talent from Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, including Vin Diesel, Keith David, Nick Chinlund, and Rhiana Griffith. The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury DVD is presented by Universal Home Entertainment Productions and is priced at $14.98 S.R.P.
Sci-Fi Adventure Delivers Thrilling Bonus Features

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury is packed with bonus features that extend the Riddick experience:

• From Pitch Black to The Chronicles of Riddick: Bridging the Gap
A behind-the-scenes look into the creative process behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury.

• Peter Chung - The Mind of an Animator
A revealing interview with acclaimed animator, Peter Chung, an icon in the animation industry. Get insight into the making of The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury and Chung's perspective on the art of animation.

• Into the Light
Vin Diesel and director David Twohy offer an in-depth look at the characters from The Chronicles of Riddick.

• Animatic to Animation
Moving storyboards reveal how thrilling scenes from the film are taken from concept to final animation.

Renowned Animator Peter Chung and Music From Machinehead
Bring The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury to Life

Known for his futuristic animation style and sensory stimulating material, renowned animator Peter Chung serves as Director of The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. Best known for directing and designing “Matriculated,” from the best selling Animatrix DVD as well as the groundbreaking MTV hit, Aeon Flux, Chung’s distinctive and sophisticated style has won him fans and critical attention worldwide. Adding to the production value of The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, renowned DJ Jason Bentley, along with acclaimed music house, Machinehead, create original music for the feature. Featuring a unique and complex blend of electronica, the soundtrack augments the overall action and excitement of the Riddick-inspired adventure.

From renowned animator Peter Chung (The Animatrix, “Matriculated;” MTV's Aeon Flux) comes The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, an all-new vision of the Riddick universe. When Riddick is captured by bounty hunters, he must battle soldiers of fortune and vicious creatures in the lethal slaughter cells of a massive starship. Riddick's night vision and ruthless combat skills are all that stand between him and a fate literally worse than death in this sci-fi thrill-ride that bridges the incredible stories of Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick.


Director: Peter Chung
Producer: John Kafka
Screenwriter: Brett Matthews
Story by: David Twohy
Voice Direction and Casting: Jack Fletcher
Cast: Vin Diesel, Keith David, Rhiana Griffith, Nick Chinlund


Street Date: June 15, 2004
Order Close: May 11, 2004
Rating: Not Rated
Suggested Retail Price: $14.98 SRP
DVD Selection Number: 24684
Running Time: 35 Minutes
Number of Layers: Single
Aspect Ratio: 1:85:1
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround; French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Copyright: 2004 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Bonus Material:
• From Pitch Black to The Chronicles of Riddick: Bridging the Gap
• Peter Chung: The Mind of an Animator
• Into the Light
• Animatic to Animation
: Alison Krauss attends the Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this evening in Las Vegas in gowns by designer Pamella Roland.

Red Carpet
Alison, nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for her concert with James Taylor, will wear a whitewashed silk charmeuse gown with cutout sides and a front slit for her appearance on the red carpet.

For her performance, Alison chose a brightly colored chiffon coral reef print halter gown with cascading ruffles along the bottom. Both of the gowns are from the designer's Spring 2004 collection.


James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, continues his Seven Decades of Funk World Tour this summer, joining funk-punk-rock group the Red Hot Chili Peppers for five dates in the United Kingdom. Armed with his famed dance moves and funk-searing voice, James Brown has been grooving crowds into a frenzy with hits such as “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine),” and “Make It Funky,” as well as several brand new cuts since the kick-off of the Seven Decades of Funk World Tour a year ago. Brown pours his heart and soul into the words he sings and has influenced, shaped, and redefined the course of contemporary music, including the path of the band he now shares a stage with, the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

James Brown is a globally recognized entertainer with 119 charted singles and over 50 best-selling albums. He has sold millions of records since “Please, Please, Please” first dominated the airwaves and the charts in 1956, and his catalog of classic recordings have made him the most sampled recording artist in history. He was one of the first Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Grammy’s, the American Music Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors.

6/18 Commonwealth Stadium
Manchester, UK
6/19 Hyde Park London, UK
6/20 Hyde Park London, UK
6/23 Millenium Stadium Cardiff, Wales
6/25 Hyde Park London, UK

BBC Babe Robin Dorian, former VH1 VJ, news correspondent and long-time presenter and producer has signed a six-month contract to host BBC AMERICA’s original production, The Telly, which gives viewers the inside scoop on some of the channel’s forthcoming premiere shows. With a mix of exclusive interviews with cast and creators, behind the scenes footage, hot picks and lifestyle tips, The Telly provides a guide to what’s coming up each month on BBC AMERICA. The Telly airs Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 a.m. PT.

Now in it’s third edition The Telly has featured exclusive access to Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant recorded on their Golden Globe winning visit to Los Angeles, interviews with Robson Green, 3-Non Blondes, Red Cap’s leading lady, Tamzin Outhwaite, BAFTA award winning Bill Nighy, John Simm and Paul Abbott from State of Play plus James Nesbitt of Murphy’s Law. Forthcoming shows to be highlighted this month on BBC AMERICA include Coupling, Little Britain, Without Prejudice, our own Ground Force America and much, much more.

Fashion Notes: As much as we love Julianne Moore, we couldn’t be more sick of the advertorial film in theaters touting Revlon. Yuck! The talented Moore has cut her hair and has darkened her color to a deeper red.
Meanwhile, is that really Chloe Sveigny’s hair or are those extensions? She’s sporting super long (blond) locks these days.

DOUBLE VISION!! Rosie Perez was out last night wearing the same red-and-ruffled dress Eva Ammuri wore to the “Day After Tomorrow” premiere.
Easy Homemade Ranch: Teena Hammond Gomez sent this to me (she, in turn, got the recipe from “Dawnia” on – our favorite recipe site):
You can also use buttermilk in place
of the sour cream, if you like.
Servings: 12

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, chives,
parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cover and
refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Rice Squad: She also sent me this: Creamiest Rice Pudding
Submitted by: Bonnie Quinn
OK, so it's a little time-consuming to make this on the stovetop, but
for a real rice pudding fan, it's worth every minute. My husband says it
reminds him of the rice pudding he used to get as a child at a
Servings: 12

1/2 gallon milk
1 cup white sugar
1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
ground cinnamon to taste

1. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, combine 1/2 gallon milk,
sugar and rice. Simmer, covered, 1 hour, stirring frequently. Remove
pan from heat and let rest 10 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, combine eggs, 1/4 cup milk, salt and vanilla. Stir
into rice mixture and return pot to low heat, stirring constantly, for
2 minutes. Pour into a 9x13 inch dish and cover with plastic wrap,
folding back the corners to allow the steam to escape.
3. When pudding has cooled to room temperature, remove plastic wrap and
sprinkle surface of pudding with cinnamon. Cover tightly (with fresh
wrap) and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Speaking of Food: If you haven’t tuned into food TV, you might want to try it. There are some wonderfully entertaining shows including “Unwrapped,” “Good Eats” and “Top 5.” There’s also “30-Minute Meals” (which is fun to watch, but she often makes food that isn’t particularly interesting to us). “Paula’s Home Cooking” on the other hand, almost always makes scrumptiously yummy looking meals.

The Curry House in West Los Angeles is offering chicken curry and rice (Yummy) for half-off if you buy a beverage. Now through Sunday.