With a blog post almost as vast and colorful as our NM vistas, actress Olivia Wilde waxes romantic over the beauty and goodness of our capital city.
The Cowboys and Aliens star regularly tweeted little glimpses of her observations and experiences these many months of filming in the Land of Enchantment and she bids us adieu in this quaint novella where she wraps with:
“I have really enjoyed my experience in Santa Fe, and there is so much more I could write about (maybe I will) but for now, consider this a love letter to the above mentioned ingredients to my happy summer in my latest home away from home.”
Thank you Miss Wilde for the love letter that leaves us so much warmer and fuzzier than the the online morning after cab fair on the nightstand that is a Tweety-bye-bye.
Don’t forget to join our quest to get the likes of Cowboys back to NM for a local premiere gala!
Of course you can always find Salsa in the Q if you know where to look…Every Tuesday Night at Cosmo Tapas! DJ Quico spins Salsa-Reggaetón-Merengue-Bachata-ChaCha! 8pm-1:30am! FREE Bachata Dance Lesson, 9pm! FREE/No Cover!
This weeks Mix & Mingle recommendation is: Buzz Networking ABQ‘s weekly Film & Fashion Industry events, join them this Wed at ABQ Brew Pub. These innovative mixers aim to “revolutionize the way people approach, and enjoy both social and business networking…”
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Posted by Sindicator on August 3, 2010 | Comments Off
“A meteor exploded in the atmosphere near Santa Fe, New Mexico just before 5 a.m. on the morning of July 31. Local amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft captured the event from his personal observatory using an all-sky optical video camera developed by Sandia National Laboratories that is specifically sensitive to the near infrared flashes that meteors create.
The video only contains the first part of the fireball’s four-minute-long echo captured by Ashcraft’s antennas. Forward scatter radar is different from traditional radar detection because instead of sending out a cone of radio waves, it uses waves that are already beaming in the ionosphere. – Via Wired Science
Was this truly weird science or did a little production in Northern N. Mex have a little something to do with this???
Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens has been shooting for a couple of months now – perhaps une grande finale?
Looks good! Moments harken back to pivotal moments of the 70′s/80′s superhero movie era, like in Superman II when the bad guys are hurling through space on that sheet o’glass, after court in those revolving hoola hoops.
I’m feelin’ it too, like when Thor’s all banished & stuff – that was totally what it was like when I got banished!
I’ll tell you who he is seksi FBI man ;) – THOR New Mexico baby! (and oh yeah, he is worthy!)
And p.p.s. HELLO Destroyer! INCREDIBLE!
Go NM!!! I can’t stop watching it, like I couldn’t stop staring at the stars of Cowboys and Aliens when I first threw that up!
The buzz-buzz is that Favs brought HARRISON FORD to his first Comic-Con experience to participate in the Cowboys and Aliens panel this evening…How did Han Solo never go to Comic Con before? Stud.
Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell also appeared. The NM shoot is getting lots o’buzz as Favreau says C&A will be back for Comic Con 2011 just before the release of the much anticipated film – which, as was just disclosed will be in 2 Dimensions…Favs said, “f*ck it” after early digital test shoots.
Just a few weeks into filming the Cowboys ensemble did not disappoint – even bringing a preview reel of the movie that brought the crowd to its feet.
Posted by Sindicator on July 5, 2010 | Comments Off
UPDATE 07/06/10: Director Jon Favreau has confirmed he will be at Comic Con in San Diego re: Cowyboys and Aliens on July 24.
It’s been a hot, humid, summer minute since I’ve regaled you with tales about the hottest, sexiest beasts roaming the New Mexico desert right now.
The cast of spectaculars continues to grow as Abigail Spencer, Walton Goggins and Ana de la Reguera have been added to the the call sheet along with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Keith Carradine and Adam Beach.
The plot has been disclosed and lends nicely to this Sindicator’s postulation that the film will marry West World with Samurai Jack – Whapah!
“1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.”
No confirmation yet on whether those rolling cameras are in fact of the 3 to the D variety and more importantly it remains to be first person confirmed whether or not Favs enjoys the Tequila…or as Grandpa calls it, “t’kill ya”.
Keep-up with all other thangs’ Cowboys and Aliens with Platinum Studios FB here.
Posted by Sindicator on June 15, 2010 | Comments Off
American music producer Teddy Riley (Michael Jackson, John Legend, Pussycat Dolls) has assembled a seven girl group of performers expected to strut their skills in the upcoming Korean 3-D film Hype Nation.
Riley is slated to debut the group in Korea, then Thailand and China this fall. By winter an entire Hype Nation global tour will be underway.
This potential global “supergroup” is expected to be signed by American label Interscope Records. The debut single and the bulk of the highly anticipated 3-D movie will be crafted in Korea – but at least a portion is expected to be filmed in New Mexico.
The movie will also star American born actor/dancer/rapper Jay Park and is an investment of CJ and Universal International.
NM Cowboys and Aliens – Uber director Jon Favreau is meticulously making his personal picks for each individual New Mexican to be cast alongside the growing list of leading roles including Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, and Paul Dano for the primarily NM shot film – Which BTW may become the first ever New Mexico made film in 3D – dir., techs and crew are currently testing equipment to do so.
Lucky 7′s – From the Hyatt to NM’s Own Hard Rock the Q is center to quick jaunts about town and outlying hot spots where you can get a quick hit of the VIP feel of Vegas or the old Hollywood glamour vibe in luxurious lounges, poolside or at roof blowing shows and events.
Observe This – The wholly New Mexico film that marries Bad Santa and Super Bad! The irreverent, vulger comedy kicks it up hilarious style in the film that caused leading man Seth Rogen to drop some lbs. and may cause you to lose your lunch over the fantasticness that is the wild Anna Faris – who was known to get out and about in the Q during filming waay back in ’08, spotted at Burt’s celebrating her B-Day. Pick-up this NM flick on DVD.
While the whole of New Mexico is all atwitter about the upcoming shoot of Jon Favreau’s Cowboys and Aliens (as we told you first) this ~reporter simply awaits a Tequila Summit with the I-ron Man director extraordinaire.
Production is getting underway in northern NM as Favreau himself tweets to the masses – where he also gave this sneak twitpic of the Cowboys camera tests, which mainstream media and comic geeks alike are eating-up esp. after the director recently disclosed that it is the easy on the retina Daniel Craig all suited-up.
Those still hungry for production notes and inside dish can “Like” Cowboys & Aliens on Facebook. Get your write-in on to all of thee above encouraging the aforementioned Tequila Summit and suggesting an NM Premiere!
Fresh off his I-Ron Man duties, uber director Jon Favreau is headed to New Mexico to film his latest epic Cowboys and Aliens.
An open casting call for paid extras is being held Saturday May 22 from 10 am – 4 pm. Men, women and children of all ages and races are needed. As we told you here men with long facial hair, particularly mutton chops are desired. Horsemen also in demand.
Posted by Sindicator on May 7, 2010 | Comments Off
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Yesterday – Uber 80′s western Young Guns filmed in the Land of Enchantment. Back in 86-87 I remember all the girls in mid-school being all atwitter about it. Don’t forget to meet & greet Young Gunner Lou Diamond Phillips at Frontier Restaurant mañana when he buses for the Arts.
Today’s release of IRon Man 2 is tied to NM 3 fold – As previously reported: the teaser above introduces NM’s Thor during Iron’s end credits, the villainous, scene stealing Rourke shot his pick-ups for the movie at Santa Fe’s Garson Studios and lastly the film is brought to us by the incomparable Jon Favreau who is at the helm of the upcoming NM Production Cowboys and Aliens starring those two uglies.
Mañana – You can enjoy the hot, hot, hot & hilarious trailer for NM’s Own MacGruber yesterday, today and tomorrow…the film opens wide May 21.
These two, who’ve so obviously been badly beaten with an ugly stick, are heading to NM. And like the words truffle butter and brownie, that brings on all kinds of warm.
The quietest gazillionare/movie mogul Jon Favreau, known first and favorably to me as the super rich guy on Friends is bringing his sure to be a hit, Cowboys and Aliens to New Mexico this Summer and according to ubercaster of NM’s desert sky stars, Elizabeth Gabel:
“…we will need men to grow out their facial hair, especially the mutton chops and mustaches. Please start growing hair now and send me an updated photo at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail one to
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Women will have to have long hair and we will cast in smaller sizes: size 8 and below, sorry it is a wardrobe availability problem.” – EG Casting