2008 May

Update on TV alerts

Jonathan is no longer listed as a guest on this Friday’s episode of the Ellen Show. He is still set to be a guest on Conan O’Brien Tuesday night, and Regis & Kelly, Monday morning. According to Showtime Watch, Jonathan may also be making an appearance on Good Morning America tomorrow morning. Update: Jonathan was not on the Regis & Kelly show this morning and is no longer listed as a guest for Conan. No word on why he’s missed out on these appearances to promote “The Children of...


Next project?

A project long ago speculated about has been brought up again as Jonathan’s possible next project after “Shelter” (and before season 3 of “The Tudors” starts filming.) A recent article about Malcolm McDowell reports: Like Travis, McDowell has proved a resilient soul, and his fortunes have revived in recent years. It is now more than 20 years since he last smoked a cigarette, drank alcohol or did drugs. He recently began work on an adaptation of the Thomas Mann novella Mario and the Magician by the Get Carter director...


Los Angeles premiere

Very last minute notice but “The Children of Huang Shi” is having a premiere at the Landmark Theatres in Los Angeles this evening at 7:30pm. Giant Robot was offering free tickets to the premiere and post-screening reception. No word on what cast will be in attendance, but Jonathan should be in Los Angeles right now for the taping of Ellen and press junkets, and may attend along with director Roger Spottiswoode. The film will be premiering in Australia, under the title of “Children of the Silk Road” on June...


Shelter details

Details on “Shelter”, which wrapped yesterday in Pittsburgh: Super scary ‘Shelter’ wrapping up here today Tuesday, May 13, 2008 By Barbara Vancheri, Leave it to the Swedes. Bjorn Stein and Mans Marlind have found a civilized, common-sense way to make a movie: by co-directing it. They flip a coin to see who gets the first day and take turns from there. They do all the pre-production and post-production together, but each directs every other day and serves as “best buddy” on the off days. That is how they’ve been...


Children of Huang Shi benefit premiere

The American Red Cross of Greater New York is holding a special premiere of “The Children of Huang Shi” on Sunday, May 18 at 6:30pm at the DGA Theatre (110 W. 57th St.) There will be a pre-screening reception with director and cast and post screening reception. You can learn more on the NY Red Cross website, where you can also purchase tickets (starting at $100/ticket.) The premiere is being held to benefit Red Cross volunteer recruitment and preparedness training in “at risk” communities in New York City. Additionally,...


more TV alerts

Jonathan is making more stops on the talk show circuit to promote “The Children of Huang Shi”. Here’s the current list of all the shows he’ll be on (will update if more shows are announced): Live with Regis and Kelly – Monday, May 19 Late Night with Conan O’Brien – Tuesday, May 20 Ellen Degeneres Show – Friday, May 23


The Children of Huang Shi

The Children of Huang Shi By Robert Koehler Variety, May 2, 2008 The heroic true tale of a Brit journalist’s rescue of dozens of orphaned Chinese youth in the face of an advancing Japanese army has become a cloddish if gorgeous-looking wartime adventure epic in “The Children of Huang Shi.” Giving Jonathan Rhys Meyers the kind of manly yet paternal role Spencer Tracy once mastered, this carefully wrought international production relates the basic story of reporter George Hogg without any vibrancy, emotion or style. Late-act romantic touches seem unlikely...


Jonathan on Conan!

Set your recorders! Jonathan is listed as an upcoming guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He is set to appear on the May 20 show. This looks to be promotion for “The Children of Huang Shi”, which is going to be in limited release starting May 23 and will be Jonathan’s first appearance on Conan. You can also read a review of the film from Variety. Source: redshoes77 *Update* Sony has finally put up the official website for the movie. The movie is set to open May 23...