Figured I'd give the two alternate commentaries on the "12 Rounds" DVD a listen to see if there where any Aidan mentions - and yes, there were. (Obviously, a few plot spoilers, btw.)

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Figured I'd give the two alternate commentaries on the "12 Rounds" DVD a listen to see if there where any Aidan mentions - and yes, there were. (Obviously, a few plot spoilers, btw.)

Read more... )

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From an interview with Renny Harlin - the director of "12 Rounds" - Click Here


"You have a history of casting actors as villains who many people wouldn’t have thought of. Craig Bierko in Long Kiss Goodnight, William Sadler in Die Hard 2. A lot of people wouldn’t have thought of Aiden Gillen for the bad guy.

Now you mention it, John Lithgow in Cliffhanger too. I must be a genius [laughs]. But that’s very true. Craig Bierko was a comedian when he came to read. I try to go for something interesting and in this case, trying to find someone who would be physically equal to John would have been almost impossible. So I wanted to find somebody who you would feel that his power is his intellect.

So I saw a lot of people, and when I met with Aiden I just immediately felt that this guy was so charming and smart without having to do the overly “ha ha ha, I’m going to conquer the world and steal a million dollars” kind of stuff."

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From an interview with Renny Harlin - the director of "12 Rounds" - Click Here


"You have a history of casting actors as villains who many people wouldn’t have thought of. Craig Bierko in Long Kiss Goodnight, William Sadler in Die Hard 2. A lot of people wouldn’t have thought of Aiden Gillen for the bad guy.

Now you mention it, John Lithgow in Cliffhanger too. I must be a genius [laughs]. But that’s very true. Craig Bierko was a comedian when he came to read. I try to go for something interesting and in this case, trying to find someone who would be physically equal to John would have been almost impossible. So I wanted to find somebody who you would feel that his power is his intellect.

So I saw a lot of people, and when I met with Aiden I just immediately felt that this guy was so charming and smart without having to do the overly “ha ha ha, I’m going to conquer the world and steal a million dollars” kind of stuff."

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Reviews that mention Aidan specifically.... (For my part - I saw the movie - and quite enjoyed Aidan's time on screen! I'd recommend daytime showing prices... But this is a chance to see Aidan in alllll his sinister, irish-voiced, gleeful baddie glory - on the big screen! Soooo take the chance....) Hugs xof PS - the man sings part of "Danny Boy" .... lol. Now that was fun!


Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/film-review-12-rounds-1003956534.story

"Irish actor Gillen, who suggests a curious mix of Richard Gere and Gary Oldman, brings a devious sparkle to smirking sociopath Miles, who seems on the verge of breaking into a wee jig every time he sets Danny another apparently impossible task."

CinemaBlend.com:

http://www.cinemablend.com/reviews/12-Rounds-3796.html

"I’ll forgive the few times the movie asks more of Cena, if only because his adversary in the movie is so deftly played by Gillen. Miles quickly becomes the kind of villain you love to hate, but want to see more of, enhanced greatly by Aiden’s smug delivery."

Cinematical.com:

http://www.cinematical.com/2009/03/27/review-12-rounds/

"Aidan Gillen, who was superb as a cagey, ambitious, well-intentioned politician in The Wire, has much less to play with here, but it's fun to watch him try to juice up the role of an exceptionally-nasty master criminal with absolutely no scruples or second thoughts. He provides one of the few true pleasures in 12 Rounds..."

LordsOfPain Blog Review:

http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/1612.html

"Much like The Marine this film is made by the strong performance of the villain. Aidan Gillen’s character is sophisticated and twisted. Your likely to remember his performance more than anything."

Blog Review:

http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/morereviews/article1005144.shtml

"The villainous Miles Jackson character was dark, intelligent, and maniacal, like any good action movie bad guy should be. Aidan Gillen, the actor who played Jackson, was the highlight of the film, which should be no surprise to anyone who saw his work on HBO's amazing series 'The Wire'."
Reviews that mention Aidan specifically.... (For my part - I saw the movie - and quite enjoyed Aidan's time on screen! I'd recommend daytime showing prices... But this is a chance to see Aidan in alllll his sinister, irish-voiced, gleeful baddie glory - on the big screen! Soooo take the chance....) Hugs xof PS - the man sings part of "Danny Boy" .... lol. Now that was fun!


Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/film-review-12-rounds-1003956534.story

"Irish actor Gillen, who suggests a curious mix of Richard Gere and Gary Oldman, brings a devious sparkle to smirking sociopath Miles, who seems on the verge of breaking into a wee jig every time he sets Danny another apparently impossible task."

CinemaBlend.com:

http://www.cinemablend.com/reviews/12-Rounds-3796.html

"I’ll forgive the few times the movie asks more of Cena, if only because his adversary in the movie is so deftly played by Gillen. Miles quickly becomes the kind of villain you love to hate, but want to see more of, enhanced greatly by Aiden’s smug delivery."

Cinematical.com:

http://www.cinematical.com/2009/03/27/review-12-rounds/

"Aidan Gillen, who was superb as a cagey, ambitious, well-intentioned politician in The Wire, has much less to play with here, but it's fun to watch him try to juice up the role of an exceptionally-nasty master criminal with absolutely no scruples or second thoughts. He provides one of the few true pleasures in 12 Rounds..."

LordsOfPain Blog Review:

http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/1612.html

"Much like The Marine this film is made by the strong performance of the villain. Aidan Gillen’s character is sophisticated and twisted. Your likely to remember his performance more than anything."

Blog Review:

http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/publish/morereviews/article1005144.shtml

"The villainous Miles Jackson character was dark, intelligent, and maniacal, like any good action movie bad guy should be. Aidan Gillen, the actor who played Jackson, was the highlight of the film, which should be no surprise to anyone who saw his work on HBO's amazing series 'The Wire'."
http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_16559.html

Q: How was it working with your co-stars Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, and Brian White?

JOHN CENA: Aidan, by design we stayed away from each other, and he really got into it and it shows on screen. He ended up being a very intelligent, sadistic type of an evil doer, and literally we stayed away from each other, and this was the whole cast in a city like New Orleans where you can have a great time, and most of us all had a great time, and everybody became friends. Ashley was such the right person for the role. I mean, here you have a couple, she’s independent yet mouthy at the same time, yet fun to be around. That’s her. She was great. Brian White, I can’t say enough good things about him. We became such good friends and he gave me such great advice on how to be an actor, and was a great guy to hang out with. He was a great best friend to have. It was an easy one.

Q: He was a former athlete too.

JOHN CENA: Yeah, yeah, so we shared a lot of common bonds, and that showed up on screen, but every time we went out on the town, every time we had a party, Aidan was nowhere to be found. And literally, I’m glad it was like that, because there were so few times that we were together, and the times that we were together on screen were awkward. It was awkward as hell and it showed and it really played out. And, of course, after the movie was wrapped, all’s good, but just while it went on, we kind of kept the divide that needed to be there between us.

Q: Was that Renny’s decision?

JOHN CENA: That was his, and of course, me, I was all for it. I wasn’t humiliated or embarrassed or offended by it. I get it. If that’s what it’s going to take to keep a good story, that’s fine, I get it.

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http://www.moviesonline.ca/movienews_16559.html

Q: How was it working with your co-stars Ashley Scott, Aidan Gillen, and Brian White?

JOHN CENA: Aidan, by design we stayed away from each other, and he really got into it and it shows on screen. He ended up being a very intelligent, sadistic type of an evil doer, and literally we stayed away from each other, and this was the whole cast in a city like New Orleans where you can have a great time, and most of us all had a great time, and everybody became friends. Ashley was such the right person for the role. I mean, here you have a couple, she’s independent yet mouthy at the same time, yet fun to be around. That’s her. She was great. Brian White, I can’t say enough good things about him. We became such good friends and he gave me such great advice on how to be an actor, and was a great guy to hang out with. He was a great best friend to have. It was an easy one.

Q: He was a former athlete too.

JOHN CENA: Yeah, yeah, so we shared a lot of common bonds, and that showed up on screen, but every time we went out on the town, every time we had a party, Aidan was nowhere to be found. And literally, I’m glad it was like that, because there were so few times that we were together, and the times that we were together on screen were awkward. It was awkward as hell and it showed and it really played out. And, of course, after the movie was wrapped, all’s good, but just while it went on, we kind of kept the divide that needed to be there between us.

Q: Was that Renny’s decision?

JOHN CENA: That was his, and of course, me, I was all for it. I wasn’t humiliated or embarrassed or offended by it. I get it. If that’s what it’s going to take to keep a good story, that’s fine, I get it.

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http://guides.clickthecity.com/movies/?p=4692

Aidan Gillen Is Wired In '12 Rounds'

Excerpts from article linked above:

To play the villainous Miles, the filmmakers cast Aiden Gillen. Trained on the stage, Gillen had recently received acclaim for his work in HBO’s “The Wire,” as the duplicitous Mayor Thomas Carcetti. “Aidan feels smarter than us. When he plays Miles, he feels like someone who simply could sit in a room with you and tell you everything that’s wrong with you in five minutes,” says McLaughlin. “And I think that’s what makes for a good villain, a guy who seems like he’s in control of the situation – even if a gun is pointed at his head.”

The fact that Cena is significantly taller and bigger than Gillen didn’t diminish Gillen’s/Miles’ power and sense of control. “I didn’t think about the disparity in size,” says Gillen. “Miles has his own kind of slick and lethal moves that challenge Danny in the film’s climax.” Adds director Renny Harlin: “Aiden plays Miles with a delicious attention to detail and with colorful nuances. He makes it a very powerful character. You could put John and Aiden next to each other and think John could kill him with one punch. But it’s not always about that in real life, and I think that difference [in height and size] between them really plays well in the film.”

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There are two photos of Aidan as Miles at the website, too.

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http://guides.clickthecity.com/movies/?p=4692

Aidan Gillen Is Wired In '12 Rounds'

Excerpts from article linked above:

To play the villainous Miles, the filmmakers cast Aiden Gillen. Trained on the stage, Gillen had recently received acclaim for his work in HBO’s “The Wire,” as the duplicitous Mayor Thomas Carcetti. “Aidan feels smarter than us. When he plays Miles, he feels like someone who simply could sit in a room with you and tell you everything that’s wrong with you in five minutes,” says McLaughlin. “And I think that’s what makes for a good villain, a guy who seems like he’s in control of the situation – even if a gun is pointed at his head.”

The fact that Cena is significantly taller and bigger than Gillen didn’t diminish Gillen’s/Miles’ power and sense of control. “I didn’t think about the disparity in size,” says Gillen. “Miles has his own kind of slick and lethal moves that challenge Danny in the film’s climax.” Adds director Renny Harlin: “Aiden plays Miles with a delicious attention to detail and with colorful nuances. He makes it a very powerful character. You could put John and Aiden next to each other and think John could kill him with one punch. But it’s not always about that in real life, and I think that difference [in height and size] between them really plays well in the film.”

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There are two photos of Aidan as Miles at the website, too.

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The official site for "12 Rounds" has added video clips from the movie.

Go here: http://www.12rounds-movie.com/main.html

Then choose video. Aidan's voice is featured in Clip #1.

Aidan appears (devilish villain - such a bad man, and still grinning) in Clips #2 and #5.

Take a look and enjoy!

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The official site for "12 Rounds" has added video clips from the movie.

Go here: http://www.12rounds-movie.com/main.html

Then choose video. Aidan's voice is featured in Clip #1.

Aidan appears (devilish villain - such a bad man, and still grinning) in Clips #2 and #5.

Take a look and enjoy!

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A new version of the trailer is out this week - the 3rd so far - with a couple new scenes of Aidan.

Andddddd - ign.com has uploaded a BTS interview of John Cena & Renny Harlin (the director). Why's this interesting? lol... Because about 2:30 mins in - John starts doing an impression of Renny's Finnish accent - and at one point they show Aidan on set as John's voice (as Renny) says: "Close up on Aidan. Make sure Aidan is in the shot." And in the video you hear Renny saying "Where's Aidan?" when he's RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM...snicker. Funny....

I have three pics from the new trailer and two cute BTS pics under the cut.

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Trailer found here:



BTS Video (which you can download) can be found here:



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A new version of the trailer is out this week - the 3rd so far - with a couple new scenes of Aidan.

Andddddd - ign.com has uploaded a BTS interview of John Cena & Renny Harlin (the director). Why's this interesting? lol... Because about 2:30 mins in - John starts doing an impression of Renny's Finnish accent - and at one point they show Aidan on set as John's voice (as Renny) says: "Close up on Aidan. Make sure Aidan is in the shot." And in the video you hear Renny saying "Where's Aidan?" when he's RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM...snicker. Funny....

I have three pics from the new trailer and two cute BTS pics under the cut.

Read more... )

Trailer found here:



BTS Video (which you can download) can be found here:



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Guess who just got added to the "12 Rounds" movie poster? :)

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The official movie website has become active - http://12rounds-movie.com/

And thanks to http://www.ashleyscotthaven.com/ - we now have a couple more pics of Aidan from the film (under the cut)!!!

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Love the bed pic...well aside from the circumstances...and the duck tape ... eek!

I've updated the photo album at http://picasaweb.google.com/xof1013 with these pics and an extra large version of the movie poster.

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Guess who just got added to the "12 Rounds" movie poster? :)

Photobucket

The official movie website has become active - http://12rounds-movie.com/

And thanks to http://www.ashleyscotthaven.com/ - we now have a couple more pics of Aidan from the film (under the cut)!!!

Read more... )

Love the bed pic...well aside from the circumstances...and the duck tape ... eek!

I've updated the photo album at http://picasaweb.google.com/xof1013 with these pics and an extra large version of the movie poster.

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17 New HD Screencaps of Aidan Gillen being a baddie! under the cut.

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Second trailer with MUCH MORE AIDAN (Yey!) - viewable here - (I'd watch it at YT, so you can choose High Quality Playback):




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17 New HD Screencaps of Aidan Gillen being a baddie! under the cut.

Read more... )

Second trailer with MUCH MORE AIDAN (Yey!) - viewable here - (I'd watch it at YT, so you can choose High Quality Playback):




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BTS Video can be seen and downloaded! here:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/949/949684p1.html

6 MORE Screencaps of Aidan Gillen being manhandled under the cut.

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There are TWO! appearances of Aidan working with John Cena in a helicopter on the green-screen set! First flash of him is about 1:49 from the end, wiping his head with a towel. The Second and longer is about 46 secs from the end - arranging an arm grab with Cena holding him down. :)

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BTS Video can be seen and downloaded! here:

http://movies.ign.com/articles/949/949684p1.html

6 MORE Screencaps of Aidan Gillen being manhandled under the cut.

Read more... )

There are TWO! appearances of Aidan working with John Cena in a helicopter on the green-screen set! First flash of him is about 1:49 from the end, wiping his head with a towel. The Second and longer is about 46 secs from the end - arranging an arm grab with Cena holding him down. :)

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