My interview with the legendary Andy Sipowicz

Posted: August 22, 2013, 09:33
A few days ago I got the chance to interview Dennis Franz who played Andy Sipowicz in the now cancelled TV show NYPD Blue which I have been a fan of for many, many years. Check out what he had to day here

"Very few of us say FREEKIN instead of fucking you know. We say what we mean."
- Dennis Franz on the fact that people wanted to censor NYPD Blue when it first aired because of its foul language and nudity.

Dexter episode 5

Posted: July 30, 2013, 01:16
The 5th episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Dexter episode 4

Posted: July 22, 2013, 10:21
The 4th episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Dexter episode 3

Posted: July 15, 2013, 10:42
The third episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Dexter episode 2

Posted: July 8, 2013, 09:35
The second episode of the 8th and last season of Dexter has now aired and here are my thoughts on it.

But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Tonight's the Night...

Posted: July 1, 2013, 05:00
Follow me through the 8th and last season of Dexter week by week. I will give you my thoughts on each episode as they air and in 12 weeks we’ll all know how the story of Dexter ends. But don’t read this if you haven’t seen he episodes. There will be SPOILERS!

Read the review here.

My weekend with Dexter

Posted: June 24, 2013, 12:14
I have spent the weekend with Dexter. You know the guy who works as a forensics expert for Miami police during the day and moonlights as a serial killer during the night. Well, on June 30 the 8th and last season premiers but I was lucky enough to get a press kit this past Thursday and to my joy it didn’t just include the first episode but the first four episodes of season 8. Off course I had no intention to hold of seeing them. Instead I saw them all this weekend and even though I’m no closer to figuring out how it will all end I loved every minute of it. The only downside is that now I have to wait until July 28 for a new episode…

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First trailer

Posted: April 19, 2013, 08:21
Here is the first trailer for the last season of Dexter. Only 72 days left now...

Hill’s Twittering From The Circus of the Dead eBook

Posted: April 17, 2013, 15:59
HarperCollins Publishers will released a 100 page eBook from Joe Hill entitled, Twittering From The Circus of The Dead on August 6, 2013.

The short story, written entirely as tweets from a teenage girl, follows an American family on a cross country road trip that goes horribly wrong. The tale first appeared in The New Dead, an anthology of zombie stories, published in 2010.

The eBook will cost $3.99 to download.

Thanks to The Fire Wire

Bates Motel; Good or Bad?

Posted: March 21, 2013, 12:55
Did anyone watch the first episode of Bates Motel? If so, what did you think?

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Posted: March 21, 2013, 11:48
At last we're about to get a new novel Joe Hill. It's called NOS4A2 (pronounced "nosferatu") and it's being released on April 30. You can now see Hill himself talk about it in the clip below and read an excerpt here.


Posted: March 12, 2013, 13:57
Do you enjoy Joe Hill's books? Well I do and right now I wish I lived in the US so that I could see him during his upcoming book tour for NOS4A2.

The book is released on April 30th.

I couldn’t resist...

Posted: February 16, 2013, 00:55
...telling you about this thing I found out today. Between 1993 and 2005 the TV series NYPD Blue" aired in the US. Along with "The Sopranos" this was the absolute best thing you could watch on TV. In 2003 the first two seasons were released on DVD, but then nothing happened. Not until 2006 when season three and four was released. And then again nothing... until now.

Today I saw that in England season 5 to 12 will be released on DVD within just over two months. Season 5 and 6 is being released on Monday February 18, season 7 and 7 on February 25, 9 and 10 on March 25 and season 11 and 12 on April 29. This means that me and every other fan of the show will finally be able to own all 12 seasons.

Covers for season five to ten.

Radcliffe gets horns...

Posted: October 3, 2012, 08:39
I didn’t have high hopes for the movie version of Horns when it was announced that Daniel Radcliffe would play Ig Perrish but after seeing this photo I have to admit that he looks quite a lot as I imagined when I read the book (reading it as we speak).

Radcliffe as Ig in Horns

Posted: July 19, 2012, 01:30
This fall, Mandalay Pictures and Red Granite will be filming King's son, Joe Hill's, book Horns with Alexandre Aja behind the camera and Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish. Personally I can't stand Radcliffe but that's just me. What are your thoughts on this?

Walking Dead season 3 trailer

Posted: July 14, 2012, 00:48
Great trailer for season 3 of The Walking Dead released today. Season 3 premiers October 14th on AMC.

Preview of Dexter season 7

Posted: July 14, 2012, 00:47
Here are the two first minutes of season 7 of Dexter that premiers September 30.

Dexter teaser

Posted: June 23, 2012, 21:55
Short teaser for season 7 of Dexter.

Thanks to Hans von Wirth
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2 min of Dexter coming

Posted: June 21, 2012, 07:20
OK, all Dexter fans. At Comic Con this year we'll get a preview of the first 2 minutes of the first episode of season 7. How about that? Everyone who's seen season 6 knows what to expect...

Photo from season 7

Posted: June 19, 2012, 07:38
Here is a photo from season 7 of Dexter. I think this season will be great.

Edward James Olmos joins Machete Kills

Posted: June 19, 2012, 07:33
Edward James Olmos joins Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Zoe Saldana, and of course Danny in Machete Kills. I can't wait to see this one!

First picture and casting news from Dexter

Posted: June 14, 2012, 00:34
The first picture from season 7 of Dexter is out and as you can see they are continuing exactly where season 6 ended.

Picking up immediately where the finale left off, Season 7 will open with Debra's horrified reaction to seeing her brother kill last season's baddie, Travis. "Viewers might think we shy away from that moment of Debra walking in and seeing Dexter stabbing into Travis' chest, but it's just the opposite," says executive producer Scott Buck. "She now has to deal with what she's seen and what she knows. And it forces him to defend and define himself."

And in casting news:

Yvonne Strahovski ("Chuck"; I, Frankenstein; Killer Elite) will play Hannah McKay, a strong, independent woman with a past that she's struggled to put behind her. As Miami Metro reopens old cases, the department turns to her for assistance while Dexter begins to wonder if there's more to Hannah than what she reveals.

And another recurring character has been added as Avatar and "The Shield" tough guy Matt Gerald joins the cast for a multi-episode arc as a violent blue-collar criminal.

Dexter bobble heads

Posted: May 7, 2012, 23:00
For those of you that, like me, think that bobble heads are pretty cool there are now two more joining the quite large family based on characters from the TV series Dexter. This time it’s Debora Morgan and Joey Quinn that will nod their way into our homes. Both will cost $12.99 and are released in July.

Machete Kills and Danny Trejo Talks

Posted: May 7, 2012, 09:31
Check out this interview I did with Danny Trejo, Mr. Bad Ass!

Are you looking for a job?

Posted: April 24, 2012, 18:04
And a fan of the TV series Dexter? Keep reading!

DEXTER, Episode #701, "Are You....?"
Writer: Scott Buck
Director: John Dahl
Location: Los Angeles
Shoot dates: o/a 5/23-6/4

[GEORGE NOVIKOV] 30s to 40s. Russian heritage but American born, so no accent. Tough, aggressive, possibly a little overweight but imagines he is "all that". Basically, he's just not a good guy. RECURRING GUEST STAR.

[VIKTOR KAREV] 30s, handsome, well dressed, stylish, slight Eastern European accent. He is a polished businessman who can get his hands dirty when he has to. GUEST LEAD.

[DET. ANGIE MILLER] 30s, African American. Attractive, straightforward, she is a divorced mother of two who has no time for nonsense, so she simply goes about her job at Miami Metro Homicide. MAJOR RECURRING CO-STAR ROLE.

[YOUNG DEXTER] Dexter (Michael C. Hall) at 9 years old. Reddish-brownish hair and brown eyes. 2 Speeches and 6 lines/3 scenes.

[YOUNG DEBRA] Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) at 5 years old. Long brown hair and hazel green eyes. 2 Speeches and 2 lines/3 scenes.

[TICKET AGENT] 30s, Caucasian, female. She is a ticket agent at an airport. 1 Speech and 2 lines/1 scene.

[BLACK-HAIRED STRIPPER] Mid 20s to early 30s and with a thick Russian accent. She is a stripper at a Miami strip club. 2 lines/1 scene.

[EVIDENCE CLERK] Female, Latina, 30s to 40s. She works in evidence at Miami Metro Homicide. 1 line/1 scene.

My interview with Gale Anne Hurd

Posted: March 27, 2012, 15:35
Check out my interview with The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd here.

In it she talks about her work on the show and the fact that more people saw the season 2 finale than there are people living in Sweden...

Season 7 of Dexter

Posted: March 27, 2012, 13:20
Season 7 of Dexter starts September 30.

A new blog is born

Posted: March 21, 2012, 14:25
A new blog is born and I hope you will check it out. It’s not King related but I think you might enjoy it anyway.

Originally I wrote about The Walking Dead on my site Lilja’s Library but as the series grow so did the stuff I wanted to write about, the things I wanted to review and the people I wanted to interview. Eventually it grow too big and maybe a bit to off topic for Lilja’s Library. So what to do? Stop writing about The Walking Dead? NO WAY! Create a new site and write about The Walking Dead there? HELL YEAH! So for that purpose I give you The Walking Dead News!

Remember that it’s a new site, not all info is there yet and there might be some error so be gentle but let me know what you think about it! OK? Good!

The Walking Dead News.

Season finale: Best TV in years!

Posted: March 20, 2012, 00:55
Season 2 of The Walking Dead is over but what a season it was. The last three episodes were some of the best I’ve seen on TV for a very long time…if not ever. You can check out more of my thoughts about the episode here. And I want you to comment my thought!

The biggest thing happening in the season finale was that we got to see Michonne. Fans of the comic know her already and those of you who hasn’t read the comic (go do it now!) will get to know her in season 3. Either way she did a great entrance in the show with her sword and the two chained Zombies which she has cut of the arms and jaws (so they can’t bite her) on and use to disguise herself while walking through Zombie infested parts. A very cool entrance if you ask me. And even though we didn’t get to see her face in the season finale it has now been revealed that she’s played by Danai Gurira.

In other Walking Dead news:

Here is a clip of the cast talking about season 2 and what’s ahead.

And here you can read what Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara has to say about the finale.

The Walking Dead finale had 9 Million viewers. Can you imagine how many that is? Says a lot about the show if you ask me. Read more here.

Sources: Daily Dead

Merle back in season 3

Posted: March 19, 2012, 00:06
We’ve missed him for almost a season but in season 3 he’s back. At Image Expo earlier this month, Robert Kirkman teased that “Merle will be seen again”. Now it’s been official confirmation from Michael Rooker himself. He will return for season 3 of The Walking Dead. Rooker didn’t give us any details but mention that he lost 20 lbs for the role.

Season 3 begins shooting in May and will have 16 episodes.

Source: Daily Dead.

Michonne and The Road to Woodbury

Posted: March 16, 2012, 22:43
Two interesting Walking Dead news today.

1) Fans of the comic know Michonne and my guess is that most of the TV series fans will once season 3 starts but today you can learn what happened to her before we meet her in the comic. In the April issue of Playboy (out today) we get to read about her backstory in a six pages comic.

2) If you read the book Rise of the Governor (my review here) and liked it it’s now time for the second book. The first told the story of The Governor and how he ended up like he did (a great read in time for season 3 of the series where we’ll meet him) and here is the synopsis for the new book The Road to Woodbury that’s released in October this year.

It is a dangerous world that Lilly lives in. The walking dead lurk in every corner, massacring anyone they can get their hands on. Nowhere is safe. But when a terrifying ordeal leaves numerous dead, Lilly and her companions are forced out of their tented community and out into the open. Safety seems to come in the form of Woodbury, a gated compound with food and protection. Yet it’s not long before the wanton dangers of Woodbury reveal themselves, and the Governor’s despotic rule of the compound threatens to undermine everything Lilly believes in. Because sometimes the dead aren't the biggest threat. It’s the living . . . Praise for The Walking Dead novels: ‘A perfect introduction . . . and a great service to all those folks who've walked with these zombies before',, ‘The novel makes for an exciting, grippingly intense and at times gruesome one-off read’, ‘The novel hooked me from the first page . . . begs to be read’

Two more...

Posted: March 13, 2012, 03:06
Found two more interesting clips from The Walking Dead and I hope you find them as interesting as I do. And once again, don't look if you haven't seen episode 12!

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Season 2 finale trailers

Posted: March 12, 2012, 23:03
Here are two trailers for the season finale of The Walking Dead. Please don't watch them if you haven't seen episode 12 though.

Episode 12 of The Walking Dead

Posted: March 12, 2012, 04:00
The last episode before the season finale just aired on AMC and what an episode it was. You didn’t miss it did you? Didn’t think so! And if you did see it (don’t go here if you didn’t see it) you should head over here and let me know what you think of it.

Where did The Walking Dead originate?

Posted: March 8, 2012, 04:48
As many of you know I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead and I know a lot of you are as well. But, maybe some of you have only seen the TV series and never thought about where it all originates from? Well, let me tell you, it all comes from the mind of Robert Kirkman and his graphical comic with the same name. Today he’s done almost 100 issues of the comic and I just found out that Newsarama offers a free version of the first issue and what better chance for all of you out there that hasn’t checked it out yet to do so now? A warning though, if you do you might feel forced to continue with issue #2, and #3 and #4 and so on as I know I did…

So, read issue #1 at your own risk.

More Walking Dead clips...

Posted: March 5, 2012, 13:58
The cast talks about episode 11 and a trailer. Again, DO NOT SEE THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE EPISODE!

And here are two interviews, one with Robert Kirkman and one with Andrew Lincoln.

And here are an interview with Robert Kirkman where he says:

There are some things coming up in the 3rd season that I can happily and proudly say exceed some of the darkest things that we’ve done in the comic. I think people are really going to be pretty shocked with a lot of stuff that’s coming. The show is gonna have teeth, the show is not going to be a watered down version of the Walking Dead [comic]. Seeing it thus far, you’ve got zombie autopsies, Sophia, and there is definitely a lot of dark stuff going on in the show, and it’ll continue.

How about that...

Two trailers for the next episode

Posted: March 5, 2012, 10:26
Two trailers for next week episodes of The Walking Dead. And DO NOT SEE THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN EPISODE 11.