30 december 2004

A little ADD ON:

For those of you that have cable (in the US), there might be a chance to see Jonathan singing the National Anthem as the game will be broadcast on TNT tonight! It's on at 10:30PM eastern time, 9:30 PM central time, 8:30 Mountain time and 7:30 Pacific time (Portland time).

(Thanks Norma and Gigi for the info!!!)

For all the fans close to Portland, OR:

Trail Blazers Welcome Rock Band Enation
December 30, 2004

The rock band Enation, fronted by film actor Jonathan Jackson, will perform the National Anthem and provide half time entertainment during tonight’s home game against the San Antonio Spurs.

The band has played a number of venues including the famed clubs The Whisky a-go-go, The Viper Room, and The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to sold-out crowds. Dedicated fans will recognize Jonathan Jackson from his lead role in the Disney film Tuck Everlasting.

Jonathan Jackson and Richard Lee Jackson are two of the most respected, well known actors in Hollywood. Their film and television careers have given them the opportunity to work along side some of the biggest names in the business.

The pair formed Enation after they had played together for seven years,
playing concerts and selling records independently.

“A lot of people ask us what our passion is, if we’d have to choose one,” says drummer Richard Lee. “The answer is, we believe they go together. Music and filmmaking to us have the same aim…to tell stories, to move you or entertain you. They go hand in hand.

” It seems Enation is already holding hands with the film community, as the bands first single, Ride, is the theme song to the new Stephen King thriller Riding the Bullet, which stars Jonathan Jackson
(due out Oct. 15th).

Their record, Identity Theft, is a twelve song rock album that displays in vivid color why this is a band to be reckoned with. With their record in place, their national media blitz, and their explosive live shows, Enation is set for the launch pad. The dedication and hard work that it’s taken to get here is about to pay off.

  Source: Trailblazers.com

Also: Stay tuned for clips from last night's radio interview! There will be sneak peeks at my message board for EZSupporters and Contributors in the Exclusive section before the clips hit the website!

28 december 2004

From Soundtracks Records (Jonathan's recording studio):

Enation 'Live' Radio Interview Wednesday December 29th

Wednesday evening, December 29th from 8 pm - 9 pm, Soundtracks Records artists Enation join host Wayne Potter on Oregon Public Broadcasting's 'Golden Hours' Radio network. The live interview will feature selections from their new CD, "Identity Theft" including the bands first single, Ride, which is the theme song to the new Stephen King thriller Riding the Bullet, which stars Jonathan Jackson

Click on the OPB logo below to hear the live Internet stream of this program.

Oregon Public Broadcasting

8 december 2004

Riding the Bullet will premiere on US Television in January 2005 before it's even released on DVD! 

STEPHEN KING'S RIDING THE BULLET (USA, New!) - The horror writer's latest will make its small screen premiere on Sunday, January 23 at 8:00/7:00c. Jonathan Jackson stars as a distraught 21-year-old New England college student who hitchhikes through rural Maine to visit his sick mother (Barbara Hershey), only to be picked up by a mysterious stranger carrying haunting secrets.

  Source: The Futon Critic.com

Even though Riding The Bullet, Mick Garris’ latest Stephen King adaptation, didn’t get the kind of attention one might like when it went out for its limited theatrical run last month, someone higher up caught wind of it.

Fangoria got word today that Bullet will make its premiere on the USA Network on January 23rd, 2005. Sci Fi Channel will also get a piece of the film and air it later in 2005, probably a month or so before Lions Gate releases it on DVD.

Confusing, isn’t it? LG’s putting it out on DVD, USA is premiering, and somehow SciFi is sharing broadcast rights as well. Just how many fingers were in this pot, anyway? Either way I’ve heard some good things about it so I’ll be tuning in on the 23rd to check it out. Perhaps you should do the same.

  Source: Horrorchannel.com

Now for the German fans...since Riding the Bullet will be on Sci-Fi in the US, look for it on the German Sci-Fi channel (available via Premiere Abo), maybe they'll show it too.

24 october 2004

Jonathan was featured in US soap magazine ABC Soaps in Depth:

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Thanks to Gigi for the scans!

According to a local paper, Riding the Bullet has been released in Denton, TX

More news about Backwater:

Currently filming is the fourth horror flick of note to come to town this year, the aforementioned "Backwater." It's based on a video game that never made it to mass market, and is about a serial killer who roams the bayous and swamps (hence: "Backwater") of Louisiana. A press release from Dimension Films calls it "a voodoo horror tale set deep in the swamps of Louisiana and centered around a group of teenagers fighting for survival against a mysterious evil force." One cynical Web site put it this way: "Think Blair Witch Project with a side of deep-fried catfish," and I wish I'd thought of that line.

Filming in and around Hammond, Amite and Thibodaux, the plot line is heavy on voodoo trickery and this is sketchy ground, because anyone who has watched any Louisiana-based, voodoo-themed movies knows that they've all pretty much sucked. But the good news is, "Backwater" comes with a writer/director team with unimpeachable horror cred. (Side note: I will not use the term "cred" again in this column.)

Kevin Williamson wrote the script; in addition to creating the WB's signature drama series "Dawson's Creek," Williamson wrote the "Scream" movie trilogy and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," a horror tour de force. Jim Gillespie, who directed "Last Summer," is directing "Backwater." It seems it could hardly go wrong. The cast includes the young and lovely ensemble of Agnes Bruckner, who began her career at age 11 on "The Bold and the Beautiful;" Jonathan Jackson, who was on "General Hospital" for six years; Bijou Phillips, who has both an interesting show biz lineage (Chyna's half-sister!) and an interesting name; and Method Man, yet another rapper crossing over into film. Again, I don't know the whole story but I'm guessing that Method Man is not playing one of the teens on the run but maybe is aligned with the voodoo thing.

Good casting. There's your scary film. And that's the news from Dread Central.

Source: Louisiana Film & Television, Press Release

22 october 2004

More info on Backwater

Fango has learned some more of the talent behind Dimension’s BACKWATER, directed by Jim (I KNOW WHAT YOU DID…) Gillespie from a Brandon Boyce/John Wade script for producer Kevin Williamson. Joining the cast previously announced here are Stacey (HARDWARE) Travis, James (THE X FILES) Pickens Jr., Laura (TV’s THE DAYS) Ramsey, Meagan (THE COOKOUT) Good, Pavel Szajda and Davetta Sherwood. In charge of creating the film’s makeup FX is Patrick Tatopoulos, whose last horror project was Screen Gems’ CAVE and who will be returning to create vampires and Lycans for the UNDERWORLD sequel (starting in Vancouver next month). BACKWATER, a mix of voodoo and slasher-film themes, is currently rolling on locations in and around New Orleans.

Source: Fangoria.com

A report from the shooting in LA can be found here.

And Jonathan also speaks about Riding the Bullet again here

21 october 2004

Jonathan speaks again - this time about Riding the Bullet

Jonathan Jackson, the star of the Stephen King film adaptation Riding the Bullet, told SCI FI Wire that he had not read King's original eBook before signing on to the film, written and directed by Mick Garris. "I met with Mick Garris, and that was basically how I got the role," Jackson said in an interview. "I had not read the story. [Garris] had seen my scenes in Insomnia with Al Pacino and was really positive about that, and after I met with him, he wanted me to do the movie. I loved the script. I think Mick is just an incredible writer, and it's a great role."

In the film, Jackson plays Alan, a death-obsessed college student who encounters a series of bizarre events while hitchhiking home to visit his sick mother, Jean (Barbara Hershey). Jackson said that part of the appeal of the role was having a more complex character to play than the doomed, one-dimensional teenagers he's usually offered. "It's not easy to find really good roles, especially leading roles, for guys my age," he said. "It was a great role and a really good story."

Jackson also said that while working with Garris he was able to concentrate on the character and leave the scares up to the director. "My job as an actor, I think, is to focus on story and character, and I trust him to create the suspense and the horror aspects of the movie," he said. "I just play the character as truthfully and honestly as I can, and to me this movie is a very emotional kind of spiritual movie, ... because a lot of visions that Alan has, because he's an artist, are very spiritual, and I was kind of coming at it from that direction. And I think that just made everything come alive from a character point of view." Riding the Bullet is currently in limited release.

Source: Sci-Fi.com

20 october 2004

  Jonathan SPEAKS!!!!! About Backwater :-)

Jackson Lost In Backwater

Jonathan Jackson, who co-stars with actress Agnes Bruckner (Murder by Numbers) in the upcoming voodoo horror movie Backwater, told SCI FI Wire that the project is a change of pace for screenwriter Kevin Williamson (Scream) and director Joe Gillespie (I Know What You Did Last Summer). "It's a suspenseful thriller that has some of the same horror elements, but it's a little less of a genre movie than some of the other stuff they've done," Jackson said in an interview. "It's [set in a] backwater in Louisiana, so it's about this kind of evil that gets released in the swamps of Louisiana, and a few young people have to try to escape and overcome it when it's released."

Jackson said the production is a few weeks into shooting and features more character development than most horror movies afford their future victims. "There's more character-oriented stuff," Jackson said. "There's definitely some special effects with the bad guy in the movie, but it's more of a balance between a good, entertaining thriller with horror elements and having a plot and characters and good acting scenes in there."

Source: Sci-Fi.com

Man, I love it when I'm right LOL...here is an article about Raise Your Voice, the former Jonathan project called Heart of Summer before he and co-star Evan Rachel Wood dropped out. It's not very nice to Hilary Duff but I agree - esp. with this part:

Writer Sam Schreiber and director Sean McNamara originally offered the roles of Terri Fletcher and Jay to Evan Rachel Wood, star of critically acclaimed movie "Thirteen" and Jonathan Jackson from the magical story tale "Tuck Everlasting."

Unfortunately, dropping out because of production changes, casting them in the movie could have potentially saved it from bombing in the box office, as well as making it a deeper movie targeting older teens.

Read the whole review here.

16 october 2004

Sorry, there have been tons of news this past week...unfortunately, I've been laying in bed sick, fighting off a nasty cold...I'm still fighting....anyway, here are the news:

Enation's new CD "Identity Theft" can be ordered NOW --> click HERE!!!! US and International orders are possible via Money Orders, Credit Card AND PayPal! At the link above, you can also download little samples of the CD - and it sounds GREAT!!!!

Tons of reviews, pics and new clips for Riding the Bullet at my movie page!

8 october 2004

News are dropping in daily - and I meant that literally...

The reason why Jonathan couldn't attend his own movie premiere (see below) is because he is shooting a new movie as we speak in Louisiana! It's called Backwater and  production started in and around New Orleans on Oct. 4.

Agnes Bruckner, Method Man, Bijou Phillips, D.J. Cotrona and Jonathan Jackson will star in Dimension Films' 'Backwater', a voodoo horror tale in which teens run for their lives through the swamps of Louisiana, reports Variety. 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' helmer Jim Gillespie is directing the film, which 'Scream' creator Kevin Williamson is producing along with Jennifer Breslow. (according to ComingSoon.net)

7 october 2004

News are dropping in daily LOL
Jonathan's official websites are slowly coming to life again - check them out (they're still under construction, but worth a look)


5 october 2004

So last night was finally the premiere of Riding the Bullet....unfortunately, it seems that Jonathan was not in attendance...see for yourself here (the same people are shown elsewhere too). Lets hope they just haven't uploaded his pics yet...

2 october 2004

We finally found out the specifics of the release!
According to a press release, Riding the Bullet premieres in LA on 10/4, opens in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Phoenix on 10/15, then opens wide on 10/22 (opens WIDE sounds good :-D)

Also, here you can find 2 clips of the movie featuring Jonathan!

1 october 2004

Okay....in case you were waiting for pics from the premiere...well, you'll have to wait a bit longer LOL - they rescheduled the premiere:

Freestyle Releasing's
"Riding the Bullet"

(Starring: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey,
Erika Christensen, Matt Frewer, et al.)

Monday, October 4, 2004 - 6:00 p.m.
at the Pacific Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd, in Westwood

27 september 2004

GOOD NEWS! - Riding the Bullet will have a premiere according to this site - anyone who can make it, I suggest you go, make pics and then report back, of course:

Freestyle Releasing's
"Riding the Bullet"

(Starring: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey,
Erika Christensen, Matt Frewer, et al.)

Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 6:30 p.m.
at the Pacific Crest Theater
1262 Westwood Blvd, in Westwood

21 september 2004

Okay, back already :-)
Gigi found some pics from Enation's concert at the Whisky from Sept. 2 taken by Jim Warren:
Jonathan and his wife Lisa Jonathan and his former TV brother Tyler Christopher

AND: Here is the trailer to Riding the Bullet!!! Enjoy

20 september 2004

First of, I got news of my own in regards to this website: I've got a NEWS FINDER! Please meet and welcome Gigi - she'll be working hard on finding any news on JJ as soon as possible (which will be faster than anything I could ever do LOL)

Secondly, we're working hard on finding out which will be the lucky 10 cities to have a Riding the Bullet release :-) - for now we can only report LA, Miami and Houston...

Apparently, Enation has had a gig at the Whisky a Go-Go again...we hope to find out about new gigs BEFORE they happen so long as the official websites are shut down.

12 september 2004

Some information about the limited release of Riding the Bullet - click here

16 august 2004

The Arrow did an interview with Mick Garris - and he had this to say about Jonathan:

ARROW: Good move on casting Jonathan Jackson in the lead. Was he your first choice?

Mick Garris: I was unfamiliar with Jonathan’s work until I realized that he had played the boyfriend in INSOMNIA. He has this great interrogation scene with Pacino that was quite stunning work. But I didn’t really know him until I met with him on this. But I must say, I can’t imagine any actor being more right for this role. He really nailed it. And a true pleasure to work with at all times. Smart, flexible, well prepared, intuitive. There were a lot of actors we discussed. Since the film was done independently, there were a lot of demands for “name” actors for the key roles. You wouldn’t believe some of the ridiculous, unbelievably inappropriate actors we had to consider (and, out of politeness, I won’t mention them here). So we went through a ton of people before meeting Jonathan, and making that work. He was a total surprise and relief. His band even did a song for the soundtrack.

Click here to read the whole interview AND if you want to see a lot of pictures of Jonathan from the movie!!!!

You can also read a report on the ComiCon panel HERE - attention: contains spoilers!!!

12 july 2004

ATTENTION all you guys from the San Diego area - JJ is doing an appearance at the 2004 San Diego ComiCon on Sunday, July 25:

11:00–11:40 Riding the Bullet—Writer/director Mick Garris, whose collaborations with legendary author Stephen King include the feature films Sleepwalkers and the upcoming Desperation, as well as the riveting TV adaptations of The Stand and The Shining, gives fans an exclusive glimpse at footage from their latest endeavor, Riding the Bullet. Mick, along with the film’s star Jonathan Jackson (Tuck Everlasting) and possible other guests, will introduce the footage and answer fans’ questions. Room 20

Click this link for more information about the event

6 july 2004

Check out the first few glimpses of the official website for Riding the Bullet!!!
You can even send questions to the filmmakers!!!

1 july 2004

This was posted on Creature Corner:

Writer/director Mick Garris (The Stand) has dropped the Corner a line with some good news concerning his latest King adaptation, Riding the Bullet (script review) His Halloween ghost story - starring Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, and Cliff Robertson – will make its world premiere sometime during the closing weekend at the Fantasia Film Festival. From there Bullet will then be released in theaters this September.

This year’s Fantasia Fest runs from July 8th to August 1st.

There will also be a change in management of the official websites for the Jackson Brothers - until then both JACKSON-BROTHERS.COM and ENATION.COM are unavailable.

19 june 2004

The first pictures of Riding the Bullet have been posted at Lilja's Library (click link for more):

2 may 2004

Amazon just announced the DVD/VHS release date for Havana Nights: July 20, 2004!!!

27 april 2004

Directly from the Jackson Camp:
ENATION will be performing at The Rabbit Hole - 203 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR at 8pm Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6th.  Admission is $5.00 at the door.
I really RECOMMEND you GO if you can :-)

15 march 2004

Check Enation's Official Site for exciting CONCERT news!!!!!!
Jonathan and his band will be playing 2 concerts in Vancouver, WA on March 19 and 20!!!!
Every one who has a chance: GO!!!!!!

26 february 2004

Last night was the premiere for Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights - check out the pictures from the Red Carpet!!! (hint: if you check out Richard's photo at CelebrityPhoto, you get a glimpse of his fiancée Nicole!)
 WireImage  -  CelebrityPhoto  -  DailyCeleb

19 february 2004

FINALLY - what we all have been waiting for!!!!!
Pictures of Lisa, Jon AND Caleb!!!!!
Take a look at the cuties HERE
(link disabled)!

14 february 2004

Fangoria.com has a short review about Jonathan's new movie Riding the Bullet from a 20-minute special screening (contains spoilers - be warned) - can't wait to see it :-)

btw, tentative release date so far is Halloween 2004.

4 february 2004

Read the Chat Transcript for Jonathan's chat from Feb. 2 HERE (link disabled)

27 january 2004

Great news for all from his website:
Come catch up with Jonathan! 

Jonathan will be chatting with fans on Monday night, February 2nd at 10pm Eastern/9pm Central/7pm Pacific in the chat room on the jackson-brothers website (link disabled) The chat will be divided into two parts. For part of the chat, Jonathan will answer questions we are asking you to submit prior to that evening. Many fans have the same questions, and so as not to slow down the chat, we will combine those duplicate questions allowing Jonathan to answer more questions in the time he is with us. The other part of the chat will be open and Jonathan will try to answer as many questions as he can. You will have a better chance of getting your question answered if you submit it prior to the chat, so please send your questions to jonchat@jackson-brothers.com by Friday, January 30, 2004 If you have not registered to use the chat, please do so prior to that evening. If you can not attend the chat, we will make every attempt to post a transcript the following day. Jonathan is looking forward to the chat and hopes you can attend!

11 January 2004

Just a little update on Jonathan's current projects:

Riding the Bullet wrapped principal photography on Dec. 19 and is now in post-production.

Havana Nights: Artisan/Miramax have decided to push the release date back for 2 weeks to Feb. 27 so as not to compete with the new Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore movie...they also updated the official movie website and now actually feature 2 pics of Jonathan!!! (although they messed up on his bio...) The movie also finally has a rating: PG 13.

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