Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Legacy" Promo and Previews

Promo on Youtube by TXCANY - sent in by bif9044, thanks!



Also can be found on SpoilerTV -- Thanks DarkUFO!
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Watch previews from USA Network --



   

Server Outage

The site has experienced some down time today and last night due to hardware problems and malfunctions with the server. Today, our web host performed an emergency migration of the entire server to a different server. Back-up restoration of all account files and coping of the files on the new server are being done today and they advised us that brief downtimes may occur during occasional difficulties in the final copy process.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Chris Noth films last episode

Filming in the East Village, July 30: Chris Noth filming his last episode, titled "Last Rites",
for Law & Order: Criminal Intent Season 7.

Source: Celebslam
More photos can be found here.

Sent in by Ginny B. of Long Island - thanks!

   

Law and Order: Criminal Intent Episode Synopsis

Source: TVGuide.com

Season Finale episode "Frame" - airs 8.24.08
Season 7 ends as Goren finds a picture at his mother's grave, leading him to suspect his nemesis Nicole Wallace has returned. Tony Goldwyn guests

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Episode "Last Rites" - airs 8.17.08
Logan questions the system after reopening a 16-year-old homicide case at the request of a priest (Denis O'Hare). This is Chris Noth's final episode.

Thanks PeachyBC!

   

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Two Showrunners replace Warren Leight

From Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood, 7.29.08

EXCLUSIVE: Talk about flattering. I've just learned that Warren Leight has been replaced by not one but two executive producers on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Sources tell me that Dick Wolf's plan is to break the 16-episode season into two sets of 8 episodes each. Walon Green will exec produce the 8 episodes starring Vincent D'Onofrio, while Robert Nathan will exec produce the episodes starring newcomer Jeff Goldblum who replaced Chris Noth. And of course Wolf supervises everyone. I broke the news back on May 31st that, within days of USA Networks renewing CI and in the middle of hammering out his new CI deal, Leight jumped to HBO's In Treatment.
Full article
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From Variety

Dick Wolf has stated his dual intentions for season eight of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
Wolf plans to split the 16-episode season between longtime "L&O" denizens Walon Green and Robert Nathan, with Green exec producing eight episodes starring Vincent D’Onofrio and Nathan serving as EP for the eight featuring newcomer Jeff Goldblum, who has replaced Chris Noth....

Thanks Linda!
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From UPI Thanks Amy!

   

Monday, July 28, 2008

"Household Saints" on Sundance Channel

The 1993 Nancy Savoca film "Household Saints" featuring Vincent D’Onofrio, Lili Taylor, Judith Malina and Tracey Ullman, airs on the Sundance Channel in August/Sept:

Scheduled Screenings:
Wednesday August 6 at 4:45PM
Tuesday August 12 at 3:45PM
Sunday August 17 at 3:45AM
Thursday August 21 at 3PM
Monday September 1 at 4AM

   

"Legacy" Promo


Promo
for LOCI episode "Legacy" on USA network site.

Legacy" airs Sunday, 8.3.08 on USA.

   

Friday, July 25, 2008

A Criminal Omission

TV Guide, 7.24.08

Reader's Jeer of the Week: A Criminal Omission

Jeers to the Emmys! Vincent D’Onofrio should have been nominated for his Emmy-worthy performance in the “Untethered” episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The Emmys also snubbed him last year for “Endgame.” D’Onofrio is such a talented actor, and his portrayal of Detective Robert Goren is so worthy of an Emmy. Why do the Emmys overlook such extremely wonderful talent? ....posted by LOCInumber1fan

Readers can vote for whether they agree with this fan’s Jeer.

sent in by StefanL from MajorCase-CI.com. Thanks!

   

Script Snippet "Neighborhood Watch"

Script snippet from "Neighborhood Watch"

Source: SpoilerTV
sent in by Stefanl at Majorcase-ci.com! Thanks

   

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is he leaving?

Is there any truth to the rumor that Vincent D'Onofrio will not be returning to Law & Order: Criminal Intent?

Reader Callie Adams wrote columnist Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily to ask that question and forwarded her reply to us --

From: Nikki Finke [deadlinehollywood@gmail.com]
Date: Jul 23, 2008 1:54 AM
Subject: Re: Rumor?
To: Callie [xxxxxxxxx@gmail.com]

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Thanks Callie!

   

Open Letter to Lead Actors

from Peter Coyote

Posted on Deadline Hollywood by Nikki Finke, 7.21.08 --

Dear Colleagues,
A small minority of actors are internationally known, iconic figures, whom audiences flock to see in films and on television. Producers know these actors as the best means to insure return on their investments and reward them appropriately for that security. In addition to talent, these actors have had that extra measure of good fortune, and have been propelled to the very top of our profession. It is to these actors that this letter is addressed, because your good fortune may have insulated you from issues currently afflicting the majority of actors who support you as the ‘friends’, ‘lovers’, ‘cops’, ‘lawyers’, ‘judges’, ‘villains’, and ‘side-kicks in films, and who are also hard-working, talented and skilled professionals.

Since 1990 the earnings of the top leading actors have increased exponentially while the salaries of nearly all other actors have been systematically driven down. In many cases, the earnings of established character actors have been rolled back by 60-70 percent. This occurs, in large part, because the working professional (as opposed to the star) is at a disadvantage when negotiating in the new corporatized production environment. We do not possess a unique, marketable (and often media exploited) brand, and consequently lack the power to make or break the existence or profitability of a film. Consequently, respected, veteran actors with numerous credits and hard-earned “quotes” now routinely receive "take-it-or-leave it" offers, often at “scale”---a beginners wage.
Continue reading at Deadline Hollywood

Thanks Peachybc!

   

Monday, July 21, 2008

D'Onofrio/Goren Finale Marathon - August 24

...is scheduled for August 24th beginning at 11am on USA Network
11 am Legacy
12 pm Vanishing Act
1 pm Please Note
2pm Betrayed
3pm Amends
4pm Deptths
5pm Smile
6pm Self-Made
7pm Untethered
8pm Purgatory
9pm Frame (season finale)
10-12am -other scheduling
12am Frame
1am Self-made
2am Untethered
3am Purgatory

   

"Vanishing Act" Caps

Caps and Clip from Law and Order: Criminal Intent episode "Vanishing Act"--


Video Clip

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

   

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another Tribeca Film Festival Photo


May 3, 2008

Thanks Judy!

   

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kate Erbe - Best Female Detective

A poll pitting Kathryn Erbe against Mariska hargitay and Kyra Sedgewick as portraying the best female detective on TV.

Cast your Vote.

Thanks Animaltalker!

   

Friday, July 18, 2008

Cast a vote for Detective Goren

...in a People's Choice poll:

Which fictional Detective would you want solving the murder of a loved one?

Place your vote here.

Thank you Animaltalker!

   

Spoilers

for 2 Logan Episodes --

Script pages from "Ten Count" and from "Neighborhood Watch"

Send in by DarkUFO! Thanks!

   

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New CI episodes for August

New Law & Order: Criminal Intent episodes for August on USA Network --

8/03 Legacy - Sunday 9pm

8/10 Neighborhood Watch - Sunday 9pm

8/17 Last Rites - Sunday 9pm

8/24 Frame - Sunday 9pm

   

Emmy Noms announced today

Unfortunately, nothing for Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

2008 Emmy Nominations have just been announced. Here is the link to the entire list of nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series --

Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series --

James Spader - Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Hugh Laurie - House
Gabriel Byrne - In Treatment
Jon Hamm - Mad Men


Thank you to StefanL of Majorcase-ci.com!

   

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hey, Emmy voters! Don't forget ...

Salon.com, 7.16.08
by Salon Staff

July 16, 2008 | Here's what we know about the Emmy nominations, which the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will announce on Thursday morning: Katherine Heigl will assuredly not be nominated. We also know -- thanks to an early short-list announcement from the Academy -- which shows are officially in contention for outstanding comedy and drama series mentions.

Another sure thing: We're bound to be disappointed when some deserving soul -- an actor or show that earns our love week after week -- gets overlooked. And so Salon's staff has compiled a list of people we're hoping to see get congratulatory wake-up calls from their agents later this week. From our lips, to Emmy's ears.......

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Vincent D'Onofrio, NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (Lead actor in a drama series)
Most actors in procedural shows begin to resemble the civil servants they portray. They show up, hit their marks, clean off their desks and head home. Vincent D'Onofrio is one of the few to suggest that what's going on in his head is as interesting as what's inside the chalk outlines. As detective Robert Goren, he takes a clichéd conception -- the quirky detective-genius who makes connections no one else can -- and invests it with a dark and private meaning. D'Onofrio's mannerisms can be off-putting at first, but he's unafraid to be genuinely strange, and when the emotional stakes deepen -- a rarity for a Dick Wolf show -- D'Onofrio always comes up with the goods. (His scenes with Rita Moreno, as his dying mom, were particularly impressive.) No arresting officer is more arresting to watch.

Thanks Judy!

   

LOCI a top cable show

E!Online.com, 7.15.08
by Joal Ryan

-excerpted from "The Case of the Missing Closer Fans"

Ratings highlights from the TV week ended Sunday, per Nielsen Media Research data:

Last night's The Closer and Saving Grace ratings will be reflected in next week's rankings, meaning USA's Burn Notice gets the glory this week as cable's most watched comedy or drama series.
Another of the hot summer shows, Burn Notice's second-season opener averaged 5.4 million—up 35 percent over last summer's inaugural premiere.
Other top cable shows: USA's In Plain Sight (5.1 million),
USA's Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.9 million) and Lifetime's Army Wives (3.5 million).

Thanks Eileen!

   

Actor's screen break on LOCI

New York Observer, 7.15.08
by Peter Lettre (pastor on episode "Please Note..")

"I’m Talent Now, Thanks to Law & Order"

I was sitting at a warped card table in a church basement on a cold Monday morning last December, surrounded by guys dressed like homeless people, trying to make small talk with Vincent D’Onofrio. He’d called in sick on Thursday and Friday, and the shoot had to be pushed back. He looked uncomfortable in his rumpled suit and tie, his giant frame heaped onto a metal folding chair.

“You feeling better?”

“Yeah, I am.”

“Good.”

He looked at me as if it was still my turn to speak.

“At least you had the weekend to recuperate.”

“That’s true.”

Go to full article.

   

Sunday, July 13, 2008

On Location: "Legacy"


Vincent with college staff, 6.20.08


Campus of Mt. Saint Vincent College, Riverdale NY

LOCI recently filmed scenes from upcoming episode "Legacy" at the elite Mt. Saint Vincent College in Riverdale NY, an upscale section of the Bronx.

sent in by SS, thank you!

Episode Synopsis:
A student's death leads the detectives to uncover a private school's online culture, obsession with grades and secretive nature.

"Legacy" airs Sunday, August 3, 2008 on USA network.

   

Vincent on location

Posted on Flickr by thechubbybunny. Sent in by Lozzie, thank you!

Photos on location in lower Manhattan, taken July 10, 2007.

   

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kate Erbe on location


Kathryn Erbe filming on location in lower Manhattan, 7.10.08

Location is 1 Centre Street, which is just across the street from City Hall and City Hall Park. - Thanks to Greg J. of the Oatmeal Cookie blog.

Source: Oatmeal Cookie Blog

sent in by Jeri, thank you!

   

Friday, July 11, 2008

Last CI episode "Last Rites"

Law & Order: Criminal Intent's last episode for Season 7, episode #22 titled "Last Rites" has been posted for casting.

This Logan/Wheeler episode shoots July 23 through August 1 in NYC.

Spoiler - Breakdown


Thanks Sam!

   

"The Narrows" at TIFF08

Press Release from the Toronto Film Festival 2008

7/10/2008| TIFF Adds International Titles To Masters And Contemporary World Cinema

The Narrows François A. Velle, USA
World Premiere
Brooklyn-born Mike (Kevin Zegers) lives with his dad Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a sanitation worker with low-level ties to local mob boss Tony (Titus Welliver). A talented photographer, Mike secretly applies to college, taking a job from Tony in order to pay his tuition. Torn between two worlds that threaten to collide, Mike learns the far-reaching consequences of his personal choices.
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Thanks to Peachybc for the tip and provided this link.

   

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Location Photos

7.10.08 - Photos on location filming episode "Neighborhood Watch".



Source: Spoiler TV More photos

   

Interview with Elizabeth D'Onofrio

From The Sand Paper, July 4, 2008

Conversations with an Actress

-excerpted-

Elizabeth D’Onofrio.....is bringing her Method acting workshops to Ft.Myers Beach and becoming involved with our local theater.

Elizabeth and her brother, Vincent (who plays Detective Robert Goren on Law & Order –Criminal Intent) grew up in Hialeah, Florida. Their father,Gene, designed sets and directed community theater in Coconut Grove. “That’s how I got into acting,” Elizabeth old us. “Dad always had places where he was involved in set designing and acting. He started the Barn Theater in Miami Lakes.”
Full article

Sent in by Judy P, thanks!

   

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

CI episode "Frame"

CI episode #21, titled "Frame" has been posted for casting. This Goren/Eames ep shoots July 11-22.

Spoiler - Breakdown

Thanks Sam!

   

Monday, July 07, 2008

Goldblum a better fit on Law & Order

Calgary Herald, 7.7.08
By Alex Strachan

By now, we've all heard the news: Chris Noth is out, Jeff Goldblum is in on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. So, now who's weirder -- Jeff Goldblum or Vincent D'Onofrio?

Yes, it's true. Chris Noth, one of the original veterans of the Law & Order TV universe, is leaving the force once again.

Noth's place will be taken by Jeff Goldblum when Law & Order: Criminal Intent returns for its eighth season later in the year, the showbiz trades reported last week.

D'Onofrio -- to my mind, a mesmerizing, almost hypnotic performer to watch, though not everyone agrees -- has been chewing the scenery in a major way, as his Det. Goren wanders more and more into his own private universe.

Det. Logan, on the other hand, has been the very picture of normality, which might have been part of the problem. Perhaps Noth-as-Logan was too normal.

Goldblum, on the other hand, with his virtually unlimited repertoire of nervous tics and physical mannerisms, should fit right in on Planet D'Onofrio.
Full article

Thanks Judy!

   

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Birthday Kate Erbe!!


On her 43rd birthday. Best wishes!!
Birthdate is July 5, 1965 according to IMDB
Wikipedia says 1966.

   

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!

Wishing everyone a great holiday weekend with family and friends, and a safe 4th of July out to our servicemen with our sincere thanks.



A poem written by Jill Holmes for her two sons overseas.
Sent in by a reader, thank you!
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In all our lives, we never thought
You'd go so far away.
If we had the choice, I hope you know
Close by us you would stay.
But the time had come, a call you heard
To keep our country free.
With your head held high,
No last "goodbyes" a soldier you must be.
So you went away to that foreign land
Where turmoil stirs our peace.
You left behind the land you love
To calm a threatening beast.
Our hearts are filled with so much pride.
We're free because of you.
No words express the love we feel
Or the gratitude that's due.
Tonight you'll sleep in that foreign land
And if you feel like you're alone,
Remember first, a million prayers
Because we'll be waiting for you to come home!

   

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Kate Erbe in the Top Ten Girls of Summer

From Film.com, July 1

10.) Alexandra Eames, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9pm, Sundays, USA)
Yes, Vincent D'Onofrio has the showier role as manic criminal-buster Bobby Goren. But Kathryn Erbe's Eames (who even knew Eames had a first name?) gives Criminal Intent its class -- and, more importantly, a believable anchor for Goren's out-there machinations. It's not easy playing second banana to that kind of scene stealing, but Erbe has been doing it with class since the show's inception. With new episodes this summer on USA, there are even more reasons to appreciate this talented actress. And we do.

Thanks Judy!