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Saturday, October 15th, 2011
9:34 am
Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.

Friday, February 26th, 2010
5:18 pm
New Movie for Jason and David Tennant "Retreat"
Just in case anyone hasn't seen the media notices, here's an article on a new project Jason has signed up for with David Tennant and Thandie Newton.

Newton, Isaacs & Tennant Join Retreat

22 February, 2010 | By Sarah Cooper

Cast is announced for Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat

Thandie Newton, Jason Isaacs and David Tennant are attached to star in Magnet Films’ psychological thriller Retreat.

The film, to be directed by newcomer Carl Tibbetts, follows a couple (played by Newton and Isaacs) who are seeking to rebuild their relationship by taking time out on a remote island but their peace is shattered when they find a man in military uniform (Tennant) half-dead on their doorstep who tells them there is a lethal virus killing millions on the mainland.

Tibbetts co-wrote the script with Janice Hallett and shooting is due to begin in May in Canada.

Magnet Films producer Gary Sinyor said: “It reminded me of Dead Calm when I first read it. Only better. It’s got a similar sexual tension but the battle of wits between the characters and plot twists are constantly surprising. We’re delighted to have secured three of the UK’s most powerful actors.”

It is UK based Magnet Film’s first foray into thrillers, following romantic comedy In Your Dreams, rock and roll adventure The Story Of _ and football documentary In The Hands Of The Gods.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
3:47 pm
JasonFest Anzac Weekend
Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Looks like Good will start screening on Thursday 23 April. A cinema in Camberwell had some preview screenings last week. I'll contact them on Tuesday 22 April to confirm the session times then book my flights and stuff. I'll let you know when and where we'll be meeting (probably on the bridge over the railway at Camberwell as one of the girls from Magnificent Percy lives nearby and we always get together at her place.

Catch up with you soon.

Take care.

Thursday, September 11th, 2008
10:06 am
More on Good at TIFF
Here's a nice interview with the Director, Vincente Amorim about working with Jason and Viggo on "Good" from This is Croydon.


Here's another one from "Hello" Magazine.


And a lovely pic accompanying it.

And yet, another article about Viggo and Jodie Whittaker from CTV.ca. Very little about Jason in it.


Here's a snippet from Comingsoon.net which is quite complimentary to Jason's performance.

There are a couple of movies playing this year that might be seen as derivative due to their genre but feature such good writing and great performances that it's hard not to take them seriously. Viggo Mortensen is getting a lot of attention for the number of movies he's appearing in this fall after his Oscar nomination last year, but the better of his two at TIFF is Good (THINKFilm - Dec. '0, a drama based on the play by C.P. Taylor, about a German literature professor whose fiction novel is embraced by the Third Reich during their early days, allowing him to live luxuriously even as his marriage falls apart. Viggo is very good in this but it's the performance by Jason Isaacs as his long-time friend and colleague, an affluent Jewish scholar whose life crumbles as his friend's star is on the ascendant, that leaves a lasting impression. (And I'm not just saying that because I learned that Isaacs often reads ComingSoon.net!)

And a nice video on Youtube (mainly Viggo) but you do see some Jason.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
11:19 am
New Escorial Pics

Here are some lovely pics of Jason with Julia Ormond in costume for Escorial. I'm not sure if the pics themselves will show, or just the link.

Very nice! Lovely black with some dark green in the under garments.



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