IMDb > Julian Sands > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 1999 | 1997

1-20 of 61 items from 2009   « Prev | Next »


Xmas Video Vault: The Box of Delights

18 December 2009 3:07 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A quarter of a century ago, a few weeks before Christmas, this happened…

…and children’s TV, particularly at Christmastime, was never the same again.

It has been twenty five years since the BBC’s adaptation of John Masefield’s magical fantasy The Box of Delights appeared and time has not weathered its charm and festive cheer.

If you find yourself shouting the word ‘Splendiferous!’ when opening your presents on Christmas morning, or muttering that Granny nabbing the last After Eight mint is the ‘Purple Pim’ then chances are you’ve seen, and fallen in love with, The Box of Delights. It is a delightful yarn, spun with a love of Boy’s Own adventures and using some innovative animation effects to create a television event that is a treasure trove of nostalgic joy.

It begins with the impeccably posh young boy Kay Harker as he returns home from boarding »

- Jon Lyus

Permalink | Report a problem


Did You Hear About "Avatar"?

14 December 2009 7:09 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

This week we can immerse ourselves in tales of American sentiment, French fantasy, English history, Italian romance and alien invasion.

"Avatar"

After more than a decade on hiatus, James Cameron returns from his days as "King of the World" with a mind on conquering a few new ones in this sci-fi epic that the director maintains will alter the face of moviemaking forever. (Early reviews seem to agree.) A galaxy away from Cameron's days as a miniature maker on Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond the Stars," "Avatar" blends performance capture technology with real world photography to create Pandora, where a troubled U.S. marine (Sam Worthington) is tasked with infiltrating the Na'vi, a tribe of primitive but proud aliens, via a genetically created body, though he finds his loyalties torn when he falls in love with one of their own (Zoe Saldana). The film's reported $300 million price tag is surely »

- Neil Pedley

Permalink | Report a problem


Gothic (DVD Review)

10 December 2009 10:59 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

A Gothic Weekend of Hallucinations

Last night, I was circling a local used video store for some long forgotten haunts when I happened upon Gothic . I remembered seeing this cover on the store shelves when I was young and my mom not letting me rent it because the cover art featured what looked like a naked midget squatting over a half-naked chick. She was determined it was some lurid, disturbing sex fest. So, now well into my 20’s, I grabbed it a truly teen-angsty way and headed home to enjoy my forbidden fruit. My mom’s assessment of the film was not that far off.

I knew little about this film aside from the fact that it was supposed to be a “version” of how Mary Shelley came to write the epic horror story Frankenstein. For those of you who feel asleep in high school English class, Mary Shelley, her husband /poet Percy Shelley, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Rebekah McKendry)

Permalink | Report a problem


Beloved Turkey: Vibes

28 November 2009 8:24 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Alexa from Pop Elegantiarum here to share a turkey for Thanksgiving. When Vibes arrived in theaters in 1988, I was predisposed to like it for a number of reasons. First, there was Cyndi Lauper in her first starring role. In the great Madonna/Cyndi debate of the mid-80s, I was firmly in Cyndi's camp. (Keep in mind that I was 12 years old at the time.) Second was her co-star, Jeff Goldblum, on whom I'd harbored a crush since watching his Seth Brundle awkwardly woo Geena Davis at the beginning of The Fly. (I chose to ignore the gallons of puss he spewed later in the film.) As an added bonus there was Julian Sands, whom I'd also mooned over since he swung from a tree in A Room with a View. Finally, add a zany Peter Falk, pathologically lying à la Vincent Ricardo, and you had the stuff of my cinematic dreams. »

- Alexa

Permalink | Report a problem


Sliff 2009 Review: Cat City

14 November 2009 4:00 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nick (Julian Sands) is a dirty, dirty businessman. He is a very wealthy man who has been cheating on his beautiful wife Victoria (Rebecca Pidgeon) with one of her coworkers (they are both attorneys at the same law firm). When he gets a call from a business associate to let an acquaintance stay at his house, he lets a young Jonas McCaw (Alano Massi) stay with his wife while he goes out to play in Las Vegas. The only thing that he didn’t bet on was that before he left, Victoria hired a private investigator named Harold (Brian Dennehy) to find out just what her husband was up to. Obviously she did not trust him. With good reason too! He invested a great deal of money into a shady casino project that goes south, and he is now trying to get his money back.

The cast is rather entertaining »

- Melissa

Permalink | Report a problem


'Smallville' . Kandor

9 November 2009 7:50 AM, PST | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

This review may contain spoilers. It is always a rare treat when "Smallville" delves into the Superman mythology, and "Kandor" is as momentous and integral an event to the mythos as the death of Jonathan Kent. In a very epic way, we are finally introduced to Maj. Zod (Callum Blue) through a series of flashbacks set on Krypton, and you can't help but feel the thrill of such drool worthy nods to the big screen movie franchise; The rings of imprisonment, the faces of the council and the address of Zod are all familiar elements of the Christopher Reeve outings and help humanize Zod in a way similar to that of Lex Luthor. Of particular note is the sentencing of Jor-El (Julian Sands) for his act of treason, in which Zod steps up to defend his truest friend and a hero of Krypton. Their »

Permalink | Report a problem


CinemaSpy's Week-End TV Recap (Nov. 7)

7 November 2009 9:05 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Many television viewers — and pop culture critics — are wondering just what's up with Fox's Fringe. Watchers of the show were caught unaware this past week, not realizing that the network was airing a new episode of the skein until they read about it the next day in various news outlets. Fringe simply wasn't in the listings. People's DVRs didn't pick up the show, because Fox was listed as running Game 7 of the World Series. People believed that the show would be absent one more week.

All of this is raising serious questions about how seriously Fox is treating the show, or indeed, if they're trying to kill it. The Thursday night time slot was their first error in judgment, but lapses in playing to the viewer base by neglecting to promote episodes and air times is something else entirely.

The impression left is that Fox used first-run programming as a backup to a sporting event. »

Permalink | Report a problem


CinemaSpy's Week-End TV Recap (Nov. 7)

7 November 2009 9:05 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

Many television viewers — and pop culture critics — are wondering just what's up with Fox's Fringe. Watchers of the show were caught unaware this past week, not realizing that the network was airing a new episode of the skein until they read about it the next day in various news outlets. Fringe simply wasn't in the listings. People's DVRs didn't pick up the show, because Fox was listed as running Game 7 of the World Series. People believed that the show would be absent one more week.

All of this is raising serious questions about how seriously Fox is treating the show, or indeed, if they're trying to kill it. The Thursday night time slot was their first error in judgment, but lapses in playing to the viewer base by neglecting to promote episodes and air times is something else entirely.

The impression left is that Fox used first-run programming as a backup to a sporting event. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Smallville: Preview of Episode 9.07 "Kandor"

5 November 2009 9:00 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

There's a family reunion tonight on  , as Clark (Tom Welling) faces his biological father at last. Julian Sands enters the scene as Jor-El, who comes to Earth in search of his son.

On "Kandor," Jor-El arrives at the Kent farm looking for Kal-El.  Unfortunately for him, he isn't around and he instead encounters a different being - Chloe (Allison Mack).  It's a good thing she doesn't intend to capture the guy and claim his powers.  That's already someone else's job.

»

- editor@buddytv.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Zod Is On The Hunt In 'Smallville'

5 November 2009 1:57 PM, PST | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Makes you kind of wish you had that electronic child leash, eh? Jor-El, played by Julian Sands, pays a visit to the Kent farm in Smallville looking for his kid ... you know, Tom Welling's Clark Kent. Instead, Mr. El, if that's his real name, runs into Chloe (Allison Mack). In the meantime, Zod (Callum Blue) decides it's time to deploy some real guns in finding Jor-El, bringing Tess (Cassidy Freeman) into the fold. Zod normally wouldn't care, but he is convinced that Jor-El is in fact the Blur, and he wants to know the secret to his powers. Clark, however, realizes that his father is alive and on Earth, and it's a race to find him before Zod does. "Smallville" airs Fridays at 8 p.m. Et on The CW. if (typeof(companion_gnm_ord)=='undefined') companion_gnm_ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000; »

Permalink | Report a problem


Smallville: Jor-El Faces Zod on "Kandor" Sneak Peeks

3 November 2009 9:00 PM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

The CW has released two new clips for the upcoming episode of Smallville, and it looks as though it's more exciting than last week's Clois liplock.  Well, "Kandor" marks Julian Sands' first appearance on the series as Jor-El.  What's more, he's going face-to-face with Callum Blue's villainous Zod, who's hungry for some superpowers of his own.

On "Kandor," Jor-El arrives at the Kent farm looking for his son.  However, Clark (Tom Welling) is occupied elsewhere so the newcomer meets Chloe instead.  Unfortunately for them, Zod's on the lookout for the Blur and he thinks it's Jor-El.

»

- editor@buddytv.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Promo & Sneak Peek – Smallville 9.08 "Kandor"

2 November 2009 5:27 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A few days ago we posted promo photos for the November 6 episode of Smallville, where Jor-El finally makes an appearance.  Thanks to theCW, we now have a promo and a sneak peek for you.

Jor-el Appears In Smallville

Jor-El (guest star Julian Sands) mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, but meets Chloe (Allison Mack) instead.  Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod (Callum Blue) enlists Tess’ (Cassidy Freeman) help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers.

Clark (Tom Welling) realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does. Erica Durance and Justin Hartley also star.

Email me at clarissa @ tvovermind.com

Follow me at twitter.com/clarissa373 »

- Clarissa

Permalink | Report a problem


First 'Smallville' Images Of Julian Sands As Jor-El

28 October 2009 5:01 PM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Clark Kent has had something of a strained relationship with his paternal Kryptonian father over the years. But that's just what happens when a guy has to deal with the disembodied psychic computer version of a dad he never knew.

Well, as we reported back in September, a kinder, gentler Jor-El may just meet his son in the flesh for the first time in the Nov. 6 episode of "Smallville" entitled "Kandor."

ComicsContinuum has an image gallery that previews actor Julian Sands portraying Superman's scientist father Jor-El in traditional Kyrptonian threads, plus an episode synopsis from The CW. While it was originally believed that Sands would star in a flashback of some kind, it looks like his character could be entering mainstream continuity.

Jor-El's appearance on Earth comes after nine seasons of his presumed death. Until now, a powerful artificial intelligence unit that stored his memories had been guiding Clark to embrace his Kryptonian side, »

- Caleb Goellner

Permalink | Report a problem


Promo Photos & Synopsis – Smallville 9.08 "Kandor"

28 October 2009 4:07 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

We previously announced that Julian Sands was going to be making a guest appearance on Smallville and now TheCW has revealed that he will be playing Jor-El.  I'm not too knowledgeable about Superman mythology, but my sources (ie. Wikipedia and those few movies I've watched) tells me that he's Clark (aka Kal-El) Kent's biological father.  We have promo photos and a synopsis to share with you.

Jor-el Appears In Smallville

Jor-El (guest star Julian Sands) mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El, but meets Chloe (Allison Mack) instead.  Convinced the Blur is Jor-El, Zod (Callum Blue) enlists Tess’ (Cassidy Freeman) help in finding him to force him to reveal the secret to his powers.

Clark (Tom Welling) realizes Jor-El is alive and on Earth and races to find him before Zod does. Erica Durance and Justin Hartley also star.

9x08_1

◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 18

Email me at clarissa @ tvovermind. »

- Clarissa

Permalink | Report a problem


Smallville: Executive Producer Answers Burning Questions

27 October 2009 8:08 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Allison Mack may not have had a lot of screen time this season on Smallville, but the producers are making up for it with a fiery new love interest for Chloe Sullivan. Executive producer Kelly Souders tells us all about who Chloe's new man is, how Clark (Tom Welling) gets to see the world through Lois' eyes, the big Clark-Zod showdown and the arrival of Jor-El (Julian Sands).

Read More > »

- Natalie Abrams

Permalink | Report a problem


Exclusive Interview with Smallville Executive Producer Brian Peterson

26 October 2009 11:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A few days ago I got on the phone with “Smallville” executive producer Brian Peterson. While the show moved to Friday nights this season, “Smallville” still has a loyal following as 2.5 million tuned in for last week’s episode. While that number might be low on any other night, you’ve got to remember Friday nights are a death sentence for every network and getting a few million to watch is pretty good especially since the CW isn’t one of the four major networks. With that being said, no one knows if this is the last season of “Smallville”. Anyway, when I spoke to Brian Peterson about the show, I asked his thoughts about a 10th season and got updates on a lot of other things.

The big news is the CW Network has been told there is a date when the network has to decide if “Smallville” is coming back, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

Permalink | Report a problem


Smallville Season 9: New character updates and spoilers

26 October 2009 5:53 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

There's no announcement yet on a UK transmission date for Season 9 of Smallville, which is already airing in the USA, but there is plenty of information leaking out on some of the new characters and storylines.

These fall into the realm of spoilers, so if you don't want to know anything about Season 9 don't say you haven't been warned and don't click to the next page.

Firstly, Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy will make an appearance in an episode called Crossfire when Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) takes a young street girl called Mia (Elise Gatien) under his wing. There has been a female Speedy in the comic books, although the first to take that name was a youth called Roy Harper who later became Red Arrow.

Also, an episode called Disciple will feature Steve Bacic as a character called Dark Archer, who is the former mentor/tutor to the Green Arrow. »

- David Bentley

Permalink | Report a problem


Wonder Twins Activate 'Smallville' In Time For November Sweeps

24 October 2009 11:07 PM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Fox might be shaking up its Friday schedule in time for November sweeps (meaning we won't be seeing any "Dollhouse" again until December), but not The CW. In fact, the network seems rather committed to keeping "Smallville" as a lead-in to reruns on Friday night that has contributed to a significant audience drop from its surprisingly strong numbers from last year. And "Smallville" hasn't forgotten it's November, at least from some possibly spoiler-filled showlines coming from The CW. On Oct. 30, Elise Gatien make a guest spot in the episode "Crossfire" as Speedy, a character Oliver (Justin Hartley) takes under his wing. Then on Nov. 6, Jor-El, played by Julian Sands, mysteriously arrives at the Kent farm searching for his son, Kal-El. You know, Tom Welling's Clark Kent. That »

Permalink | Report a problem


[DVD Review] The Haunted Airman

23 October 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Robert Pattinson finds himself facing the same mountain that Daniel Radcliffe has begun to successfully scale: living down the pop-culture mantle cast upon him. Unlike Radcliffe however, Pattinson has wisely chosen to start the process with all due haste so as not to be forever known as “that Twilight vampire guy”. However, before Twilight was even a twinkle on his horizon, he made The Haunted Airman, a made-for-television movie first aired in the UK in 2006 and canned until this 2009 release when the American audience will get another taste of pre-Twilight Pattinson. Unfortunately, there's a strong parallel between the two roles. It may help show that he can do more than brood and talk wistfully about a romance he can't let himself have (although there is an element of that here as well) but there's still one distracting drawback: he still looks like a vampire. So much so that it outshines »

- Lex Walker

Permalink | Report a problem


Hawkman, Doctor Fate And Stargirl Join 'Smallville' Justice Society

20 October 2009 11:33 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Hawkman, Doctor Fate and Stargirl are coming to “Smallville” in the much-anticipated “Justice Society” episode penned by comic scribe Geoff Johns.

According to IGN, Hawkman will be portrayed by Michael Shanks—best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Jackson on “Stargate SG1”—while Brent Stait will wear the golden helmet of Doctor Fate. Stait has also appeared on “Stargate SG1” and “Stargate Atlantis.”

Fancast is also reporting that actress Britt Irvin (“Aliens in America”) has been cast as Stargirl. Additional members of the Justice Society are also expected to appear in the episode when it airs in January.

For Johns, this episode marks his return to “Smallville” after writing last season’s fan favorite Legion of Superheroes episode. Johns has also been increasingly busy in Hollywood with potential film adaptations of “The Flash” and “Shazam.”

As for “Smallville”, the producers appear to be pulling out all the stops this season, »

- Blair Marnell

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001 | 1999 | 1997

1-20 of 61 items from 2009   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners