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5 reasons why The River will kick television ass

3 Jul

We’ve blogged about The River for over a month now, which in many ways seems crazy considering the show won’t debut until December at the earliest or as late as March 2012. But it’s NOT crazy because The River will be one of the most talked about shows on television and it’s going to change television. Here’s why The River will be so very awesome.


Jeff Galfer Interview Part 3

24 Jun

This is part 3 of our interview with actor Jeff Galfer. Galfer plays Sammy on The River. In this section, Jeff talks about the director, the producer, Lost comparisons and more. You can also see part 1 and part 2 of the interview.


Jeff Galfer Interview Part 2

24 Jun

Jeff Galfer

This is part 2 of our interview with Jeff Galfer, who plays Sammy Kirsch on The River. Previously, we talked about how he was cast and what to expect from Sammy. We also excerpted a conversation from Galfer to confirm that Luisana Lopilato is NOT on The River.


Paulina Gaitan stars as Jahel in The River

20 Jun

Paulina Gaitan Ruiz

The River will have wide international appeal with stars like Paulina Gaitan (Mexico), Joe Anderson (England), Luisana Lopilato (Argentina), Bruce Greenwood (Canada), Leslie Hope (Canada), Paul Blackthorne (England), Shaun Parkes (England), Daniel Zacapa (Honduras), Eloise Mumford (US), and Jeff Galfer (US). Stars like Gaitan and Lopilato are not yet well-known in the US, but they bring a strong international fan base.

Paulina Gaitan will play Jahel. Her character is a local girl with great mechanical skills. She is very skeptical of the rescue mission because she knows that nobody comes back from that area of the river, called Boiúna. Jahel only speaks Portuguese.

Outside of The River, Gaitan is known for her roles in Sin Nombre, Trade, and We Are What We Are.

— Update —

We forgot Thomas Kretschmann from Germany!

Bruce Greenwood on ET talking about Cell 213 & The River

11 Jun

Bruce Greenwood has a lot going on right now with Super 8, Cell 213, and The River! Also mentioned in this video is Luisana Lopilato.

Just saw Super 8. Great movie.

11 Jun

I just went to see Super 8 and it was a great movie. You can see JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg in this – action, mystery, and a mountain of emotion. Steven Spielberg movies always do so well with kids. However, if you are looking for Bruce Greenwood in this film, good luck! You certainly won’t recognize him.

Our local theater had the volume all the way up to 11, which made the action sequences batshit crazy. Check out Super 8 this weekend.

I’m going to Super 8 today. Bruce Greenwood, Steven Spielberg & JJ Abrams!

11 Jun


JJ Abrams Steven Spielberg Super 8

Steven Spielberg & JJ Abrams team up

There is nothing better than a good matinée. I can’t wait to see Bruce Greenwood as Cooper. He recently said about the role, “It’s not your typical acting exercise at all, because you’re really the only person in this room with all these cameras in it.”

I’ll have a review for you later. Meanwhile, buy your tickets for Super 8 soon!



Who does Bruce Greenwood play in Super 8? Huge character, but you won’t see him.

10 Jun

Bruce Greenwood Super 8

Bruce Greenwood, the star of The River, plays “Cooper” in JJ Abrams’ Super 8. Who is Cooper? He is the “scariest character you won’t see in Super 8.” Huh?

The credit looks entirely non-cryptic: “Cooper: Bruce Greenwood.” Yet, if you actually try to locate the character called Cooper in the midst of J.J. Abrams’s buzz juggernaut called Super 8, you may be left scratching your head.

In fact, you won’t really see Greenwood on screen at all because his entire performance was translated into digital coding and pixels via the magic of computer technology.

Cooper is the name Abrams and his crew gave to their central, if largely hidden, character at the centre of Super 8: an angry alien desperate to get home.

Greenwood says he’d never done any “performance capture” work before, but after he got a call from Abrams, who directed him in the blockbuster Star Trek, he figured it was worth a try. If there’s one thing Greenwood has learned on the thorny path of show business, it’s the importance of adapting in order to survive.

Read more: in the Montreal Gazette

From The River script

10 Jun

Bruce Greenwood Emmet Cole The River

Bruce Greenwood as Emmet Cole

DOCTOR EMMET COLE: We’re so close to the Source. We have to keep going… we have to. The River, it makes you make bad decisions. But I know… the further we go up the Boiúna… the more physics breaks down, and reality… is so much… bigger.

Bruce Greenwood, Steven Spielberg and JJ Abrams team up for Super 8

10 Jun

Bruce Greenwood, Steve Spiellberg, and JJ Abrams team up for Super 8, which is in theaters now. Greenwood stars as Emmet Cole in The River. Spielberg is the executive producer of both The River and Super 8. JJ Abrams, from Lost, directs Super 8.