Day: January 17, 2009

Ga Ga TV

Ga Ga: Travis Fimmel’s Rise From Underwear Model To Patrick Swayze’s Beast Partner

Travis Fimmel is the latest underwear model to embark on a serious acting career and as Patrick Swayze’s rookie partner on the new A&E police drama The Beast he has our vote for promising hot young actor.

Fimmel, who played Tarzan in a failed WB series, hails from Victoria Australia and once donned Calvin Klein underwear on a London billboard that caused so much traffic and commotion it had to be removed. Now shorn of his long surfer hair, Fimmel tries hard to play down his baby face and Aussie accent to get gritty with Patrick Swayze as a Chicago detective, but just like Swayze he seems meant for the big screen.

What Fimmel needs is a serious drama on the big screen to launch a Brad Pitt-like career because the Matthew McConaughey film Surfer, Dude only helped to pigeon-hole him as a pin-up boy.

Next up for the Aussie hardbody is the Andrew Chan film Ivory about two pianists in an international competition. Let’s hope he’s playing a tortured and talented, but very hot pianist.

Blindie is ga ga for Travis Fimmel and will be watching his every step to movie stardom.

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Idris Elba Meagan Good Movies Race Matters Religion

The Unborn Breaks Ground For Blacks In Horror Films With Meagan Good and Idris Elba And Gets A Bit Jewish

The Unborn may have some fundamental problems like underdeveloped characters that live in insanely large houses, shallow dialogue that has supporting actress Meagan Good saying “dude” one too many times, and a contrived plot that relies on the holocaust and too much CGI, but it thankfully breaks a few of the horor film stereotypes by featuring Judaism as a device and more than one black character in a prominent role.

Megan Good plays the usual black girl best friend complete with sassy dialogue but manages to survive for at least an hour, almost a record for a horror film! When Good does bite it in full-on Exorcist style her quota is quickly filled by Idris Elba as one of the most important elements in a supernatural flick -a priest!

Sadly, Elba isn’t the saviour of the film because Catholicism takes a backset to Judaism as the force that can drive back the evil that “wants to be born,” but not since Demi Moore’s The Seventh Sign have we seen so many Jewish elements in a scare-fest. Granted the rabbi is played by a clean-shaven, payos-free (the sidecurls worn by many orthodox rabbis) Gary Oldman who comes off as more of an English professor, and the red Kabbalah strings made us cringe because of the obvious Hollywood connection, at least the film was original in it’s portrayal of race and religion.

The Unborn is currently in theaters and also stars Cloverfield‘s Odette Yustman.

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