Archive for January, 2008
First look: ‘X-Files’ returns to theaters, minus alien mythology
By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES – The sequel is out there.
The conspiracy theories will not be.
Ten years after the first film and six years after the show went off the air, The X-Files returns to theaters with Fox Mulder, Dana Scully and a lot riding on the bet that fans want more of the FBI’s paranormal-investigating agents.
The film, which remains without a formal title, will dump the long-running “mythology” plotline that aliens live among us and are part of a colonizing effort that made it one of the most popular television shows in the late 1990s but ultimately drove away some viewers who found it too complex and ambiguous.
“We spent a lot of time on (the mythology) and wrapped up a lot of threads” when the show went off the air in 2002, says Chris Carter, creator of the series and director of the new movie. “We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one.”
“I kinda didn’t want to watch, it would just make me tense or nervous, so I went out to see a movie at four (o’clock) and I knew I wouldn’t be home until it was announced. I knew if my phone was ringing when I walked into my hotel room that I would have won. And it was. Nobody calls a loser.” – David Duchovny on how he learned he had won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy, for “Californication.”
David Duchovny, TV actor/comedy for Showtime’s Californication, said he went to a movie instead of watching the news conference. “It would give me a stomachache. I’m sitting in a dark hotel room now with a glass of wine by myself. It’s great for the show. I’m very happy.” Who would he have thanked? “The creator of the show. I was really looking forward to thanking my kids (Madelaine, 8, and Kyd, 5) since I haven’t won anything since they understood the English language. It would be nice to go on TV and thank them.”
“It’s wonderful to be able to accept an
award while taking a bath,” said David Duchovny, who won comedy actor
for Showtime’s “Californication.” “I hope it’s not the last time I get
to do that.”
Duchovny said he didn’t miss the awards-show hoopla.
doesn’t matter to me at all,” he said. “For me, the sadness of this is
not the cancellation of an awards showbut it’s endemic of the strike in
general. There is a work stoppage going on. People are getting laid
off, people are losing houses — this is all what it’s all about. It’s
not about somebody like me who’s really lucky, getting up there saying
how lucky they are.”
Source: Associated Press
David was also interviewed by The TV Guide Channel after the announcement. Click here to listen.
Congratulations to David on his Golden Globe win for Californication!!!!
- Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
- Steve Carell, The Office
- David Duchovny, Californication
- Ricky Gervais, Extras
- Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
After trying for weeks to salvage the high-luster Golden Globe Awards
ceremony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is set to announce today
that it will forgo the annually televised black-tie event scheduled for
Sunday in favor of a scaled-down press conference broadcast on NBC.
The compromise would allow the winners to receive their awards but
would cut out the lavish dinner and ceremony, an event the Writers
Guild of America had vowed to picket.
The extended press conference would be covered by NBC News, which,
though part of NBC Universal, is not a division affected by the ongoing
The 9 p.m. press conference would be preceded by a “Dateline” special
on the nominees and a clip show and would be followed by an hour-long
“Access Hollywood-style” program covering the Golden Globes parties
around town, according to what NBC has told the studios.
According to an email sent to the movie studios by NBC on Monday, the Golden Globes broadcast would proceed as follows:
At 7pm NBC will air Dateline with clips and interviews with nominees.
(Currently scheduled to air for two hours on Saturday night.)
At 8pm, NBC is in talks with Dick Clark Enterprises for a one-hour retrospective/clip show.
At 9pm there will be a press conference covered by NBC News announcing the Golden Globe winners. (9pm-10pm)
At 10pm NBC will broadcast an “Access Hollywood” style, Golden Globes party show… visiting the various parties in Hollywood.