Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula - Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula Friday 19th October 2012 Celebrities pose for photographers, without British actor Patrick Stewart after he refused to take part in a photocall for 'Destination Star Trek London' at the ExCel Centre
A couple have tied the knot at the first Klingon wedding ceremony, which took place at a Star Trek Convention. Where else?
According to Reuters, The couple, 23-year-old Jossie Sockertopp and 29-year-old Sonnie Gustavsson, travelled all the way from their native Sweden to "Destination Star Trek London" for their geeky wedding. "We saw the clip from the series...and we thought it was very romantic about beating hearts and a battle for each other. We really liked it, that's why we want to do this," Sockertopp said. They decided on their themed wedding after watching an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, starring Avery Brooks, in which Klingon character Worf marries science officer Jadzia Dax in a traditional Klingon ceremony. They met at a retirement home, where they both worked. The celebrant, Peter Wyllie, conducted the wedding ceremony and included some phrases in Klingon. "That was a bit of a challenge and I hope I got some of the sounds right. I had it written phonetically, so that made it a little easier," he said, adding that it sounded similar to the Welsh language.
Of course, a Klingon wedding isn't recognised by the law, so the pair had to wed a couple days before in an official ceremony. "The legal part is done, this is just a fun ceremony," Sockertopp said. "Mum didn't talk to me for three days and my father wonders if there is something contagious about weddings as my big sister got married in secret last week. It must be something in the gene pool," Gustavsson said.
Avery Brooks and Alicia Keys - Avery Brooks and Alicia Keys New York City, USA - Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's Institute of Action Arts launch for the 41st Communication Arts Program Symposium held at The National Black Theater in Harlem Friday 27th March 2009
Edward Furlong plays Danny Vineyard, a young skinhead who turns in a school paper on Mein Kampf. The principle (Avery Brooks) decides that a good lesson would be to have him write a paper on his older brother Derek (Edward Norton). The events in Derek's life are shown in black and white flashback, and we see how he is transformed from a straight A student to a murderer. Derek was sent to prison for killing two black kids who tried to steal his car. In prison he learns his lesson by making friends with a black inmate. He is raped and beaten because of the way he chose to live his life. When he gets out, he realizes that Danny is headed right where he was. He quits the skinhead gang called the D.O.C., headed by Cameron Alexander (Stacy Keach) and tries to reform his brother. The movie uses powerful methods of getting its point across. The camera work is excellent, the acting is brilliant, and everything meshes perfectly together to form what I think is the best movie this year.
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According to the production notes, director Che-Kirk Wong actually had considerable confidence in the project. "The script was very original," explains Wong. "I enjoy doing action sequences, but action means nothing if we don't have decent characters. They're both equally important to me." Is Wong thinking of the same movie I just endured?
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OK, the title is actually an apt reference to Andy Warhol's "fifteen minutes of fame," but that doesn't mean it isn't too long. Slow, plodding, and so far-fetched it stretches the boundaries of "suspension of disbelief," 15 Minutes does very little with a good cast, hoping instead you'll bite into its shock value and simply love the taste.
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Somewhere between a buddy-cop potboiler and a blunted, commercialized "Natural Born Killers" lies "15 Minutes," a slick, violent thriller with an acerbic statement to make about media sensationalism.
Hard-drinking, cigar-chomping celebrity cop Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro) and bristly, business-minded arson investigator Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns) are on the trail of a pair of Eastern European criminals who have hit New York in pursuit of the new millennium American Dream: Get as famous as possible as fast as possible. How? By videotaping a killing spree and selling the tape to tabloid TV.
Yes, the plot just screams "gimmick!" and writer-director John Herzfeld ("2 days in the Valley") lays it on thick, like when the killers go to dinner in an upscale restaurant that shows their tabloid program on a wall-sized TV while snooty diners sip champagne. As if!
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