What a tease!

This speaks for itself.

The only two words that could really make me want to watch this show, and you have three guesses...

Still no distributor for "Adam Resurrected"

Goldblum and Schrader

This is the best thing I've read so far this week (though I admit it's still early, being only Tuesday night...)

"A movie that does not have a distrib is Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected, which stars Jeff Goldblum in an astonishing role as a Berlin cabaret performer who survived a concentration camp by playing a dog for a commandant (Willem Dafoe). The movie is magical, fictional and outrageous, like the popular Yoram Kaniuk novel it is based on, and marks a feat of daring on the part of Schrader and Goldblum. Some small distrib will figure out that there is a long-shot Oscar play here for Goldblum, who uses every skill he ever learned in his career for this juicy sexy crazy role."

From: http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2008/09/telluride-watch.html

Some little studio needs to pick this film up. Not only do I think Jeff Goldblum finally deserves Oscar consideration (he was robbed when he didn't win for his portrayal of Seth Brundle/Brundlefly 22 years ago!), but if someone doesn't pick this flick up, I won't get the chance to see it on the big screen - like so many of Jeffy's recent wonders. What's that? Why, yes, I AM a selfish woman.


Newsflash: Jeff Goldblum Rocks the Porkpie Hat in NYC

This image comes to us via defamer.com
I saw some other lovely photos of Jeffy wearing this same cap and totally working a hot pink t-shirt with an obscure print on it while he's Rico-Suave-ing all the fair maidens where ever he goes, but I lost the link before I could save the pics. Too bad! If you find them, send them my way.

Apparently Jeff has been in New York for the last little while researching his upcoming role on Law & Order by running with some real life cops. That's dedication to your craft; but we all know Jeff loves to travel to different destinations to learn all he can about the roles he's going to play. Remember how much time he spent in Israel studying for Adam Ressurrected?

Speaking of which, there's been a lot of buzz about this film playing at the Telluride Film Festival this week - one of only two American films to make it on the roster. It seems a lot of people will be getting to see this flick, long before I ever do....story of my life!

Another thing I wish I could see? Is the operatic adaptation of David Cronenberg's The Fly. It debuts next month, and on September 3rd, and the American Film Institute has decided to screen a new print of the 1986 film in honour of the occassion. Cronenberg and Howard Shore (the man responsible for transforming the film into an opera) will be present at the screening to host a Q&A session with guests, so if you're a sci-fi nerd like I am, and live in the LA area, you may just want to check it out. Buy tickets! Who knows? Jeff might even be there, if he can squeeze in a trip back to la la land between his Manhattan research project and the Toronto Film Fest that starts Sept 4th.

I'd also like to draw your attention to a wonderful site maintained by a fellow fan, Jeff Goldblum Online!. Finally a well maintained database of everything Jeff-related. Come to think of it, I believe it was in her photo galleries that I saw those pics of Jeff in a hot pink t-shirt, so go have a looksy if you're curious (and I know you are...) Also, a fan mail address! I'd love to know if that one actually produces results. Anyone? Bueller?


Oh, I did almost forget this...

A kindly reader who wishes to remain anonymous sent along this hilarious and wonderful Photoshop job which they claim originated on the 4chan site. S/he knew who would appreciate it most. Thank you anonymous! If the creator of this mash-up would care to step forward and identify themselves we'd be happy to give credit where credit is due.

Coming in 2009, the movie event that should have happened two decades ago...

It's been a long time since we did the stroll...

Oh wow, have I ever been a bad Goldblumer over the last nearly a year. I am so so sorry to all my readers and I promise to do better in the future. My only excuse is that my business has really taken off in the last year and I've been swamped 24/7. But with autumn's approach things are slowing down and so I really hope to be able to take up the reigns on this project again. After all, Jeff is my absolute favourite hobby!

I'm assuming you all know about the big announcement for television's new season? No, no, Raines, isn't coming back (cue violins) but we'll be getting a weekly dose of Jeffy anyway as he fills the vacancy on Law and Order left by Chris Noth (who will always be Mr. Big to me). I haven't heard what role Jeff will be playing but I did think it would be pretty cool for this to become a crossover for him, and perhaps he'll stay in character as Raines. Wishful thinking, I know. It's just that he did such a service by being so perfectly weird, and the whole bit about him being heartbroken and a borderline alcoholic and sarcastic and lonely with a tortured past...oh. Let all those endearingly imperfect human traits remain!

There has also been a fair bit of gossip about Jeff's romantic life in the last few months...oh yes, I may have been in absentia but believe you me I've been paying attention anyway. In the late winter as he performed alongside Kevin Spacey in "Speed the Plow" he was apparently conducting quite the torrid affair with pop singer Imogene Heap. Which was a surprise to me because after reading this article I thought for sure we'd next hear about him dating some journalist for The Independant, in London. Ok, so just because we didn't read about it, doesn't mean it didn't happen (whoa, triple negative, there's gotta be some kind of Bulwar Lytton prize for that...)

"Ms. Cee-Cee, your grammar is atrocious!"

More recently, back home in LA, Jeff was spotted cozying up with some young chippy outside a cafe, but for the life of me I can't recall what gossip site I saw that picture on, so you'll just have to make do with your imaginations. Really, the point is that even though I haven't got a jealous bone in my body I do have to wonder why it seems anyone in a skirt can become Goldblum fodder, but me? Oh right, I live in Canada, land of igloos and the world's anti-culture.

Speaking of Canada, according to some announcement somewhere, Jeff is planning to once again attend the Toronto International Film Fest next week to promote the film Adam Resurrected, which I hope will herald a larger release in the theatres across Canada. Does anyone know where it actually premiered? If so, speak up. Anyway, this is a head's up to any Blum'ers in the T-dot, get your polaroids out, put on your shortest skirts and highest heels (yes, even you fellas) and go snap some compromising photos of yourselves with our lover man. Then send them to me.

That's enough for tonight, my lovelies...a girl's gotta sleep sometime!


It's Your Birthday, Jeff!

I know I speak for your legions of adoring fans when I wish you a wonderful happy day, filled with unabashed flirting with your objet d'amor (whoever the lucky pluck should be), delicious cake in your favourite flavours, scads of wacky balloon animals, clowns, ponies, cowboy hats and a big brass band marching past playing all your favourite showtunes. We are all very happy that you were born, sir.

P.S. - Libra power!


Jeff in Canada

Imagine how nice it is to have gone to bed early after a completely exhausting day at work, and flick through channels trying to decide whether to watch a documentary on cephalopods or a home renovation show, and then stumbling quite accidentally upon an interview with Jeff Goldblum on a Canadian program.

Here he is with Canada's national cutie, George Stroumboulopoulos, on the CBC entertainment program, "The Hour", promoting Pittsburgh.

I am waiting for my copy to be delivered. I can't wait to curl up with this film. I've been waiting a long time!


Jeff Meet-n-Greet

Jeffans in NYC and surrounding areas will be happy to know that, according to the website Real New Yorkers Know, Jeff is going to be in town to meet-n-greet fans and sign DVDs of Pittsburgh!

"Come on down to J&R on Friday, September 21st at 12:30pm and meet actor Jeff Goldblum. Mr. Goldblum will be here to sign copies of his latest DVD, Pittsburgh . The film, a “mockumentary” of the small town theatre scene, has cameo appearances by Alanis Morrisette, Illeana Douglas, Conan O’Brien and many others.

J&R is located at 23 Park Row in Lower Manhattan."

Go to the source linked to above for directions. And if anyone manages to get there, I will pay you good money to get me a signed copy of the DVD...email me! I would be absolutely thrilled beyond measure to have something Jeff touched in my possession!


So, so, so far behind. Jeffans, will you ever forgive me?

My dears! I am so sorry to have been incommunicado for so long. I think I have mentioned before that due to the seasonal nature of my work it is very difficult for to devote a lot of energy to maintaining the Goldblum Standard like I can outside of summer proper. I hope you have all been keeping abreast of the Jeff news without me...I know at least some of you are since you've been sending me info and links like whoa!

First off, the most exciting thing I've read all month comes to us from Metazmom, who commented recently letting us know that Raines may NOT be gone forever, but that in fact there is hope for Jeff to return to the small screen this autumn after all! Let's keep our fingers and toes crossed on that.

Secondly, Jeff apparently played another show at the Aqua Lounge last week and so I'm looking for any photos anyone has managed to take, or video, to post on the site. I've got a few from when a loyal fan attended his performance back in July that I really MUST get around to posting.

Third, how fun is this? Nigel writes:

Mystery Science Theater 3000's Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin
Murphy, have released their RiffTrax for Idependence Day!

YouTube sample http://www.youtube.com/v/cPP-o8O5vmM

Promo Poster http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2752/id4poster4forumvx8.jpg

In every single one of the 900 million aliens-come-to-earth movies
that had come before it the aliens were malevolent, bent on man's
destruction, but Independence Day changed all that. Yes, the alien's
were once again malevolent, but this time Judd Hirsch was in the
movie! Never before had this even been dreamt of, putting Judd Hirsch
in a film. It was a brazen move, one almost as stunning as casting
Bill Pullman as the president of the United States as opposed to
taking the obvious path and casting him as a guy at a Rapid Oil
Change who says, "Ahead. Little more. Little more. Okay, stop." And
never before in screen history had a person named "Vivica" done
anything let alone attempt to act credibly in a movie role.

Not only that, Independence Day dares to feature one of the most
ineffective inspirational speeches since those delivered in a bunker
in Berlin in late April 1945.

For ID4, Mike is joined by both Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy, so in
the words of Captain Jimmy Wilder, Kick the tires and light the fires!*

*If it wouldn't be too much trouble. And we'd like to thank you in
advance for your anticipated cooperation in our tire kicking, fire
lighting scheme.**

**RiffTrax is to be held blameless for any damaged tires, bruised
tarsals or burnt property as a result of any tire kicking or fire
lighting engaged in by the customer.


Nigel McNaughton
'BathTub' - hey no one else was using it!

I LOVE MST3K and while I adore Jeff (obvs) and Will Smith, Independance Day ranks as one of the hokiest movies I've ever forced myself to sit through - I'm sure the commentary from the peanut gallery will be sublime.

Is anyone watching Jeff host that weekend special on Starz Cinema this weekend? We don't get it up here in the wilds and woolies of Canadia. :(

And finally, heres a great article you may enjoy reading that came to me via Google Alerts and a couple of other Jeffans who wrote to me linking to it. You may want to visit the source so that you can listen to audio of a slightly longer conversation between Jeff and the interviewer.


Jeff Goldblum

Monday, August 13, 2007
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jeff Goldblum talks about relations, religion and the real charge he
gets out of acting as the West Homestead native prepares for the DVD
release of his mocumentary, titled "Pittsburgh," next month. The mock
doc blurs the lines between truth and fiction about his two-week stint
as the star of Pittsburgh CLO's "The Music Man." He will host Starz
Cinema's World Television Premiere Weekend Aug. 24-26, which will
include "Pittsburgh." Go to starz.com for show times. He also stars in
"Adam Resurrected," a Paul Schrader film dealing with a
concentration-camp survivor's struggle to heal, due out in 2008.

Q: At one point in the film "Pittsburgh," you say, "I don't want to
act anymore. I just want to retire. It's sheer misery." Is that a
common emotion for you?

A: It's fiction, so I'm acting there. But no, I never wanted to quit
acting. In fact, it's often challenging and sometimes there's a nice
delicious kind of struggle to it but, um, it makes you delightfully
uncomfortable at times. Just the kind of adventure you're looking for
if you're an actor. But I always was deeply romantic about that and in
love with it. I've never wavered from my commitment to do it.

Q: You've never suffered from major stage fright?

A: No, not in the way I think conventionally and classically [stage
fright is] referred to. Part of acting for me has always had some here
and there ingredient of what I now think of as a kind of excitement
and heat and internal turbulence. You know? Sometimes what can feel
like trepidation or "Oh gosh, I don't know if I can do this" ... but
that's what you want.

Q: What did it mean for your family when you became famous?

A: That's an interesting question. You know, I don't know. I'm very
close with my sister Pam, who is a wonderful painter and an artist. I
think she was, you know, as everybody else was supportive of me and I
think delighted. But essentially I don't think it made any real
difference in our relationship, which has always been substantial. Not
based on anything as fleeting as success (laughing) or show business.

Q: In the film your mother is married to someone a little older than
you. Is that fiction or is it true?

A: There are many things in the movie that are fictional. There are
some elements that are taken from real life. I like it when people,
especially before they see it, are a little in the dark. In fact, I
can tell you that was my real mother, and that was Harvey Tyson, who
is in fact married to my mom. That's right -- the ages they refer to
in the movie are correct. He is 20 years younger than she is.

Q: An interesting dynamic with the family.

A: You think so? Really. Yeah, I've always been inspired by those
Cassavetes movies. It was obviously a fictional story but he would
sometimes cast [his real-life wife] Gena Rowland's parents as her real
parents and other non-actors and use them in such a way that their
acting had some extra surprising elements to it. Even though we're not
seeing it all conspicuously and prominently and dominantly told on the
surface, there is something underneath that seems real authentic and
multidimensional and complicated. That's what I was inspired by and
kind of after. I think we got that.

Q: You've been married twice and engaged a couple of times. Would you
say you are more cautious with a woman now, or do you fall quickly?

A: (Laughing) Funny question. I am, you know, I think, I know more
what I want and what I don't want more quickly these days, probably.
That's probably true. But I'm as open as I've ever been. As receptive
and easily stimulated and kind of wildly romantic.

Q: You are doing a film about the Holocaust, "Adam Resurrected."

A: Yes, well, it has something to do with the Holocaust. You know,
Paul Schrader who wrote "Raging Bull" and "Taxi Driver"... and many
interesting things, directed it. He likes to describe it as "a story
about a man who was once a dog, who meets a dog who was once a boy."
In fact the central event in the movie is how this man (played by me)
with plenty of past wounds and personal, psychological trauma ... goes
through a healing process with a young boy, and they both share a
troubled association with the dog thing. It takes place in Israel in
1961 in a mental institution. A rehabilitation center exclusively for
concentration camp survivors.

Q: Since you were raised Jewish, did it make you want to delve into
your own roots?

A: My parents sent all of us to a Hebrew School at a local synagogue.
It was kind of traditional. It was small. I had a bar mitzvah, but
then we weren't encouraged to participate much in anything. I knew
about the movie a year before I did it, and I immersed myself for that
whole year as much as I was able into all sorts of facts about the
Jewish experience in Europe during World War II, of course. I talked
to many survivors here. I went to Israel for the first time (I'd never
been) to do some research. It was very personal and personally
enlightening and disturbing and provocative and educational.


Mildred Snitzer Orchestra playing again this week!

*performing live on stage*

with his fantastic Jazz Band

Wednesday, July 25th
BAND SHOWTIME: 9:00pm Sharp

Thisis a guest list only event – you must RSVP

RSVP via email to:
Please include your FIRST and LAST name, and how many will be in your party
If you do not include your FULL NAME in the BODY of the email, you will NOT be on the list
You MUST RSVP BEFORE 4:00pm Wednesday, July 25th.

AQUA Restaurant & Lounge
A! n "under the sea" Lounge
Located at
424 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(just south of Little Santa Monica Blvd.)
Valet Parking or street parking available

Serving up World Cuisine with an Asian flair "tapas style" - and an ALL NEW MENU!

Dress Code: Hip, Upscale, Sexy.

Please call the venue to make your dinner reservations at (310) 275-8511
Tell them you were sent by Jeff Gund!
(Dinner served starting from 7:30pm)

Before & After Jeff Goldblum
DJ Chris Paul
spinning Hip Hop/80s/Rock

As this appears to be a regular occurence, I have added a permanent link to the INFOLIST.COM website on the right-hand side of your screen so you can check for yourself when Jeff's next show will be. As always, if anyone makes it out, please take pictures and tell Jeff I said, "Hi. Let us be married." ;)