Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Season 10 of Criminal Intent – airing in April

Zap2it published the schedule of the final CI season.

The final season of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will have a new showrunner. Chris Brancato, a veteran writer and producer whose credits include "Boomtown," "Law & Order: SVU" and "North Shore," will executive produce the show's final episodes, which are scheduled to begin in April.

Here are two more articles about the new showrunner Chris Brancato. He will take the job of Walon Green.

Chris Brancato To Run 'Law & Order: CI'
Chris Brancato Taking Over 'Criminal Intent'

At least backstage.com wrote a couple of days ago that the filming of the new episodes will start in January.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, an hourlong drama for the USA Network. Shooting begins in January. With Vincent D'Onofrio. Principals: Lynn Kressel Casting, Pier 62, Room 304, West 23rd Street and Hudson River, NYC 10011. Background: Central Casting New York, 875 Sixth Ave., 15th floor, NYC 10001.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Kathryn is back for Season 10

See the facebook page of Wolf Films.

yes, yes, yes


Kathryn Erbe Back On 'Law & Order: CI'
Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily

Great news for Law & Order: Criminal Intent fans: Kathryn Erbe, who portrayed Detective Alexandra Eames for the first 8 seasons of Dick Wolf’s crime drama, has signed on to return for the show's tenth and final season on USA. She joins Vince D'Onofrio, who recently inked a deal to return, meaning that CI will be back for its eight-episode final season with both of its original leads.


Kathryn Erbe Returns for Final Season of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’
By Robert Seidman – October 8, 2010
Posted in: Cable TV


Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that as expected, Kathryn Erbe has signed on to reprise the role of Detective Eames for the eight episode final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. She joins Vince D’Onofrio who had already signed up to return as Detective Goren.

“We’re thrilled to have Kathryn Erbe return as Detective Eames, the perfect complement to Donofrio’s Detective Goren,” said USA’s president of original programming Jeff Wachtel. “We now have the definitive team for the ultimate season of this phenomenal show.”


'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Scoop: Kathryn Erbe reteams with Vincent D'Onofrio for final season!
by Michael Ausiello

Reunited and it feels so… absolutely perfect.

Kathryn Erbe will be rejoining ex-partner Vincent D’Onofrio for the 10th and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, a USA Network spokesperson confirms.

News of Erbe’s freshly-inked deal comes roughly three weeks after D’Onofrio announced his own return to the show.

“I’m excited and grateful that Katie has decided to rejoin one of the best detective teams in the history of television,” said exec producer Dick Wolf in a statement.

D’Onofrio and Erbe left CI at the beginning of the show’s ninth season. They were replaced by Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows.

CI‘s eight episode farewell season premieres sometime in 2011.

Reaction? Considering this is what more than 98 percent of you were clamoring for, I’m guessing you’re pretty psyched.

And I think there will be so much more articles the next days.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Want to read the articles?

Here are a few links to articles announcing Vincent D'Onofrio's return to Criminal Intent (courtesy of Google Alerts!). Some of them don't quite have all their background info right.... but it's fun to read and look at the photos!

Backseat Cuddler
TV.com
TMCNet.com
BSCReview
Daemon's TV
Scripted TV Fans
Law Advice
Tyler's World
Ace Show Biz





Make sure you keep your eyes on Vinnie Vidi Vici and The Reel
 
 

Friday, September 24, 2010

We need our Eames!

Please Come Back Kathryn!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Goren needs Eames!!




Earlier this morning I emailed this postcard to the executives at USA Network:


________________________________________

Thank you for bringing back Vincent D'onofrio!!! Be sure to convince Kathryn Erbe to come back too! Goren needs Eames!!

Sincerely,
Susan1212
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We encourage you all to send them your own emails, urging them to bring back Kathryn Erbe. You can use the postcards on our blog, as I did, or not. Just be sure to let them know how much we want Kathryn Erbe/Alex Eames to come back, because we now know that

Dreams do come true!

Vincent D'Onofrio returns to Criminal Intent

Wonders never cease!  On the USA Network website today:

VINCENT D'ONOFRIO RETURNS!
FINAL SEASON OF CI COMING IN 2011
Criminal Intent is back! And so is everyone's favorite detective, Robert Goren! Vincent D'Onofrio, will return for the tenth and final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Catch all-new episodes of Criminal Intent beginning in 2011. Until then, make sure to check back for more updates on the show and sign up for the official Criminal Intent Facebook page!

But we need Eames, too!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

We've Heard From Aunt Dahlia!!



As most of you know, the idea for the binders for the LOCI actors was suggested by Aunt Dahlia. You can imagine our joy when we received a lovely e-mail from her congratulating us on the success of our project! Check it out below!


"Oh. My. Gosh.

First I'll start with the binders themselves. Wow! They are wonderful!! The time people took in creating their letters is so amazing. And the care Susan and the rest of you gave the letters and binders is just so touching. I'm amazed by it all. The cross-stitches, the evidence sheets, the goodies you put in all 3 binders, just fabulous! I loved seeing Rodgers' photo next to Antje's beautiful opera tickets! It was so much fun to witness everyone's creativity and to see the project come to its fruition. THANK YOU so much to Susan for taking the time to snap photos of the contents and to Hannah for posting them online.

Next up, the letter. First of all, let me just say how extremely ecstatic I am to know that the actors actually received their gifts. I know some contributors were worried they might not ever even get to the actors. I'm so glad for everyone's sakes (especially to "the crew") that we know they were received and most of all, appreciated. He wrote a wonderful letter, even taking the time to let us know Vincent and Kathryn would be delighted too (just in case we were never to hear from them). It's fun to read the trivia about him being the one to propose the Ross/Rodgers relationship. Again, I just love that letter he wrote.

I can't believe he sent you Ross's Major Case button!!! That is amazingly wonderful. Every time you watch a Ross episode you will see it! I think you 5 ladies need to make it The Sisterhood of the Traveling Major Case Button!

And last but certainly not least . . . what?! Susan delivered the binder to Vincent in person?! Thank you to Susan for writing the account of her evening out for all to enjoy. What a night! I'm so glad she was able to get it to him and that she and her patient spouse were rewarded with a meeting (and a kiss for Susan as the cherry on top!). It is satisfying to know he received it and loved it (how could he not?!). Thanks for the photos too. I see some genuine smiles on his face and being a fellow lefty I always liked watching Goren write on the show and I love the photos where he's signing the photos. All I can say is wow. Wow!!

So again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your hard work and your creativity. You created something great! Stand up and take your bows, ladies, I'm giving you a standing ovation over here.


Take care ladies and enjoy the rest of the summer.

Best wishes to you all,

All my thanks,

Aunt Dahlia "


Thank YOU, Aunt Dahlia, for a great idea. We loved it, went with it, and we are SO glad we did!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

We've Heard From Eric Bogosian !!!



Yes, it’s true! Eric Bogosian was kind enough to acknowledge receipt of his binder with a lovely thank you letter and some exciting gifts for the binder crew! Check out his letter below!!










Here’s an example of one of the “call sheets”...




And a picture of the sweatshirt he sent us.






Needless to say, we are thrilled with his response! It isn’t often a star will take the time to recognize and thank his fans. What a kind and gracious man!


Thank you, Mr. Bogosian !!!


Once again, we’d like to express our gratitude to all of you letter writers, artists, and donors who contributed to the binders. Your participation, donations, and encouragement made it all happen! Thank you!

Monday, June 28, 2010

More Binder Sneak Peeks...

When the Binders were finished, Susan was thoughful enough to snap a few pictures before she mailed Kathryn's and Eric's and hand-delivered Vincent's. The pictures have been sitting on my desktop, but I've been rather busy at the university - I'm very sorry about the delay! This is merely a random assortment of the variety of letters we received, but we thought you might enjoy to have a little sneak peek!



If you're receiving this as an e-Mail update and cannot see the slideshow, follow the link to the blog.

Binders Received and Forwarded

Sorry we're a little slow getting this information out! Our apologies!



Kathryn Erbe's Binder and Eric Bogosian's Binder were shipped to their agencies June 2, received by June 8, and we have heard they were forwarded to the actors!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Art Imitating Life


We received this comment the other day from Anonymous and I thought it was so good we didn't want you to miss it. Especially in light of the confusion over the airing of Loyalty last night. Did anyone see the first part of Loyalty, or was it just me who missed it because I was totally messed up by my guide? I found golf and some other weird thing. NBC strikes out again in my book. CTV follows close behind.... Perhaps it's time for another postcard/email campaign.


Thanks to Anonymous for this post! Take a bow!

IMHO
Loyalty = art imitating life
Chief Moran = Network's PTB
Goren = VDO
Eames = KE
Ross = EB
The Chief/PTB wanted to get rid of Goren/VDO
The departure of Eames/KE and Ross/EB are casualties/collateral damages.
If this was clever or lame from the writers part, that's another story.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Main Course - Delivering Vincent's Binder

First of all, I want to thank everyone for your patience. I have been reeling since Friday night! The story of the delivery of Vincent's binder is as follows:

My husband (who apparently will do anything for me – as I would for him!) and I arrived at Joe’s Pub at about 10:30PM Friday night. We went directly to the Box Office to pick up our tickets and the bouncer inquired as to what was in the box, which was rather large and clumsy to carry. I replied “It’s a gift for Mr. D’Onofrio.” After we received our tickets, we returned outside to wait in line for the doors to open for the show.

We noticed the bouncer talking to a few employees and directing their gaze to us. Then he came outside and spoke with one of the actresses in the movie, motioning with his hands toward us. My husband said “Uh oh. They’re having a problem with the box.” (I was prepared to have the box inspected as we were in NYC and I assumed there might be a perceived threat.) Next the bouncer came over to us and said “About the gift…” I interrupted him and said, “If you’re concerned, you have my permission to inspect the box.” He replied “No, it’s not that. I’m trying to figure how you are going to get it to him. I spoke with an actress in the movie, and she agreed to deliver it to him backstage.” I was disappointed. “You mean you don’t think I’ll have a chance to give it to him myself?” “No, that’s not an option” he answered, “but heck, I’ll deliver it to him myself right now.” Again, I asked “This is my only option?” “If you want to be sure he gets it” he replied. So I handed it over to him and thanked him. Moments later he returned saying “Oh he really loved it! Just loved it!” We were thrilled.

A few minutes later, a man who at first I thought might be the pub manager, but later thought was Vincent’s bodyguard, came over to us and said “Oh God, he really loves that gift. Really. He wants to meet you after the show. Are you staying for the show?” “Oh yes! Yes, we are!” we enthusiastically replied. “Okay then, I’ll come and get you after the show” stated the (wonderfully nice) man. We were stunned! Happily stunned…but stunned none the less.

Once inside Joe’s Pub, we were seated at a table in the front row! I was so excited! My husband spotted Vincent backstage and we gawked for a few minutes until the show began. Then Vincent came out on stage to introduce his movie. He was funny and witty and he unnecessarily directed us to all have fun. The movie was intense and, as expected, gory; and the music…the music was great! The actors did a good job acting and a fabulous job performing Sam Bisbee’s music. The story had a jaw dropping conclusion, with Mr. D’Onofrio’s mark all over it! (And Eric Bogosian’s face in it!)

Next we were treated to a live performance of the music in the movie by the actors in the movie, accompanied by Sam Bisbee, the composer, on piano/guitar. A surprise visit from George Geronimo Gerkie, who sang, in his GGG way, “I’m in Love with a Man”, was a highlight in the show. In my opinion, Mr. D’Onofrio’s character spoke (sang) his piece on the repeal of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of the US Military. Afterward the show continued with the wonderful music of the movie performed by the cast and Mr. Bisbee. Rousing cheers and applause were heard at the end of the whole thrilling experience!

As people began to leave, I sat down hoping that Vincent’s bodyguard would come out to get us as promised. But my husband saw the worried look on my face and decided to take action immediately. He went backstage, found the bodyguard and then summoned me to join them. Shaking, I did so. We were guided to a room where the cast and crew and their friends were all gathered chatting excitedly about the show. Towering above them all was the gorgeous Vincent D’Onofrio, dressed in a black shirt and black jeans (shocking, I know!) engaged in animated conversation with a group of people. We stepped to the side and waited as the bodyguard went over to Vincent. He spoke to Vincent and I expected him to then wave us over, but instead, Vincent wrapped up his conversation and came over to us! I was floored!

“Thank you. Thank you for the gift”, he said. I asked him if he liked it. He answered “Yes, very much.” He asked us where we were from and thanked us for coming to the show, especially at that late hour. My husband jokingly complained to Vincent about having to carry that box around all day. Vincent laughed. My husband then asked Vincent “Can I get a picture of you with my wife?” (Moi!) “Sure” said Vincent. While the photograph was being taken, all I could think was “Oh my God!”, but I was finally able to utter a question, “Would you mind signing a few autographs for the girls who couldn’t be here tonight?” “How many?” he inquired. (He must’ve thought I meant the many women who wrote the letters in the binder! LOL!) “Five – including one for me” I answered. “Oh sure” he said. Then he walked over to a chair, sat down, and began signing the pictures I’d printed up for the Binder Project Crew.

And, just like that woman in the Archival Library in the LOCI episode “Undaunted Mettle”, I hovered. I explained who each one was for “This one is for Suzanne. She’s from Canada and she ran this whole project.” He smiled at the “Goren and Eames ARE Criminal Intent” postcard that Suzanne had designed. I laughed to myself as I said “This one is for Antje. She’s from Berlin.” “Oh” he commented with raised eyebrows and a nod. This patient, cordial, and incredibly handsome man continued signing, while I babbled on about Barbi from Virginia and Hannah from Austria, and how the letters for him in the binder came from all over the world including Peru, Sweden, and Australia, and how much we love him and miss him, but also look forward to all his new stuff.

When he was finished signing, and I have no idea where this came from, (my heart I guess!) I asked him “Can I give you a kiss?” (I am such a hussy – as Suzanne says!) He smiled and graciously obliged me. He returned the kiss on my cheek and gave me a hug. I hugged right back! He thanked us again for coming and we thanked him for everything.

And that’s what it means to have a dream come true.


Thank you all for your participation in this project. It was fun and hard work to put it together, but the Binder Project Crew found it to be a labor of love. Kathryn’s and Eric’s binders are ready to be shipped to their agents, and will be sent out as soon as possible. Again, many thanks to you all who made this project a huge success.

Sincerely,
Susan, Suzanne, Barbi, Hannah and Antje (The CI Binder Project Crew)



Sunday, May 30, 2010

An Appetizer....

We began this blog October 2, 2009 when the news was breaking that Vincent D’Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian were being forced out of Law and Order Criminal Intent. We jumped on the Stuff the Fluff campaign in an effort to save our show. We sent postcards and cases of marshmallow Fluff to USA Network executives and announced a daily media “Hit List” to shout our displeasure of the removal of our characters. We insisted USA fix it. By the end of October, when it was apparent the actors were not coming back, we all began bashing USA and NBC Networks in blogs and on Facebook and Twitter. And that still continues….

On November 16 we posted a proposal to see if anyone would be interested in contributing a letter, poem or artwork to a big Thank You for each of the stars. The format? A Goren-type binder as suggested by Aunt Dahlia on the USA forum.

We asked if people would contribute letters; we surveyed to ask for preferred binder styles; we rented a mailbox and we tried to get the word out as best we could. We set a deadline. We extended the deadline. We added the Tributes page. We added beautifully written “Form” letters. We received emails and letters, stitched & decorated pages, illustrations, fanfiction and fan videos from all over the world. And we are still receiving them on the web as the public learns of the loss of Goren and Eames.

Well, we’ve been quiet. Very quiet. On Friday night, what we hinted about in our May 22 Blog post came true.

Our Binder Project Administrative Anchor, Susan (accompanied by her husband), went to Joe’s Pub in New York City for the screening of Don’t Go In The Woods (See the NYTimes article here) where Susan delivered Vincent D'Onofrio's binder.

So for all those awesome people who contributed letters and supported the Criminal Intent Binder Project; the next few blog posts are for you.

The whole story? Soon! When Susan recovers and is once again able to type! There will be photos of the binder pages and Vincent.

Here is a teaser..... Vincent's Binder boxed and be-ribboned, ready for delivery

Saturday, May 29, 2010

DELIVERED!!!!

Vincent has his binder!
More details and photos soon!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

In Our Dreams.....


Now this one is from Antje.
She lives in Berlin.....

This is what we imagine Susan would look like if she was delivering them...
Our latest update from her:
At this point, everything I have is in the binders. I cannot close Vincent's!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another Addition to the Binder

  • We've all thought about it.
  • We've all watched it.
  • It was there more often than not (although I'm not sure it prevented the tie from dragging over the corpses....).
  • It slid farther and farther up his tie as the seasons progressed and then it was sadly missing altogether.
  • We were ecstatic to see it reappear (along with the suit) in the Goren and Eames finale.

What is it? It's the Goren tie clip. This one will be included in the binder going to Vincent D'Onofrio as a memento of his amazing creation of the much-loved Robert Goren.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Binder Project Update



The binder project is in the final stages - we're waiting for a few final pieces of mail to arrive and there are many many hours of assembly of the pages and also the comments on the site.
Have patience!
Updates will be available here.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Your Thoughts on Loyalty

So what did you think of the Grande Finale of our departing loved ones?
Was it great? Was it ok? Was it pathetic?
Feel free to add your thoughts here.
Wax poetic, express your uncertainty or blast USA Network.
Try to use your nice words (in the most biting way possible - we want to keep this a PG rating)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Letter to Vincent D'Onofrio




Do you want write a letter to the departing stars of Law and Order Criminal Intent, but you don't know what to say?

We hope this will help. We've composed a letter below. If you'd like to sign it (sort of like a petition!) please add your name in the comments section and approximately where you're from. Feel free to add any other thoughts, as well, and we'll include them in the binder.

Thank you so much for your brilliant portrayal of Robert Goren for the last 8 seasons. Your misfit character has affected many lives with his genius, insight, humanity, and compassion. Your tireless efforts to give your best performances are greatly appreciated.

We watched you take an intelligent, confident man living in denial of his personal feelings, to the depths of despair when those feelings were forced to the forefront in his life, all while doing an incredibly difficult job as the number one detective of NYC.

You also allowed us to see Goren begin to recover from his losses through
therapy and by reaching out to his family, and his partner, Eames, as best he could.

The words may have been written for you, but your physical and emotional expression of those words touched the hearts of many, many people. You have done an exceptional job with your character and we, your fans, want you to know that Detective Robert Goren will never be forgotten.

Never.

A Letter to Kathryn Erbe




Do you want write a letter to the departing stars of Law and Order Criminal Intent, but you don't know what to say?

We hope this will help. We've composed a letter below. If you'd like to sign it (sort of like a petition!) please add your name in the comments section and approximately where you're from. Feel free to add any other thoughts, as well, and we'll include them in the binder.



Where would Robert Goren be without Alex Eames? She is the glue that has kept him together. Kathryn, you created a character with whom we all wanted to be friends.

Detective Eames was a great cop, who just wanted to solve crimes. Alex’s loyalty belonged to the people who deserved that gift. She just did her job: "I didn’t take this job to get noticed.” Because of this, we really love you.

Behind Alex’s tough fa├žade exists a woman with a soft core. She is not afraid to show her feelings and Kathryn, your skills at sharing Alex's feelings were phenomenal. We couldn’t tell if Alex’s tears were also yours. We cried with you in Alex’s darkest moments but also laughed with you so many, many times.

Kathryn, thank you so much for giving us eight wonderful years of Alexandra Eames in Criminal Intent.

You’ll be missed so badly.

A Letter to Eric Bogosian




Do you want write a letter to the departing stars of Law and Order Criminal Intent, but you don't know what to say?

We hope this will help. We've composed a letter below. If you'd like to sign it (sort of like a petition!) please add your name in the comments section and approximately where you're from. Feel free to add any other thoughts, as well, and we'll include them in the binder.


I wish to thank you for bringing Captain Danny Ross to life on our television screens. Your portrayal of this conflicted man brought a whole new level to the Major Case Squad, increasing the drama surrounding the cases and the characters.

Captain Ross could be sarcastic and “reductive”, but also compassionate and diverse. He could be irrational and santomonious, as well as reasonable and sincere. There's nothing better for a LOCI fan than to observe a new and complex character and you gave us that opportunity.

Thank you. You will be missed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tickets to the Opera



Our latest addition to Danny Ross's binder!
Cara had this great idea.....

For Ross, 2 fake tickets to the Met? Is that where he was going with Rodgers that night? If so, I would recommend the opera Tosca by Puccini because it features an evil chief of police! The hero and heroine are betrayed by him. Mario gets killed and Tosca jumps to her death. I see parallels!

Ask and you shall receive Cara!
Thanks to Antje's research and Photoshop magic, these two "tickets" will be included!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Binder Sneak Peaks!

The Criminal Intent Binders have been acquired and are being decorated with some important accessories such as pens, post-it notes, business cards and calculators that look like cell phones! And there is more to come - including the all-important letters.
Enjoy the show!
and if you haven't written your letters - get busy!!
You'll notice we didn't choose the manila folder for Ross!! ;-)


Monday, March 15, 2010

Promo for the Goren & Eames Finale

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Letter Deadline Extension - April 15, 2010

As the airing date for the Season 9 Premiere has been set to March 30,
we have extended the deadline for receiving letters to

April 15, 2010


Keep those letters coming! We had three yesterday!

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Getting Real.... Season 9 Premiere

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Congratulations to our Winner!





Congratulations!!!!!
to Amy P
who won the Staten Island DVD!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Our Win Staten Island or Good Luck Fundraiser




WIN “STATEN ISLAND” DVD
or
“GOOD LUCK” VHS TAPE (GERMAN)




We are hoping to purchase the binders soon, and have decided to do a final fundraiser in order raise enough money to buy the binders you chose for our favorite actors.


Do you want a chance to win a “Staten Island” DVD (NEW/English) or a “Good Luck” VHS tape (USED/German) and see Vincent D’Onofrio in another role? Just make a donation to our CI Binder Project and your name will automatically be included in the raffles. (Names of those who have already donated will be included!)

Donation button is in the sidebar.>>>>>>>>>>
OR: send a money order in USD, but it must be received by the deadline of February 1, 2010
.


The Rules:
- Please let us know what name you would like us to put on the public donor list.
- one donation is one entry in the raffle (equally if $5 or $100 )
- one entry per person only (even if you donate more than once your name will only be entered once)
- all previous donors will be included in the draw!


“Staten Island” (NEW)(English DVD):

“Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of crushing the competition. All three men live in Staten Island...once their lives intersect, nothing will ever be the same.”

Actors: Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Seymour Cassel, Julianne Nicholson
Directors: James DeMonaco
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Aspect Ratio: 16X9 (1.78:1)
Number of discs: 1
Rating: R (Restricted)
Studio: National Entertainment Media
DVD Release Date: December 22, 2009
Run Time: 96 minutes
Made in USA
Region 1

This DVD has the following Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary with Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and director, James Delmonaco
Interview with Vincent D'Onofrio
Deleted Scenes

“Good Luck” (USED) (German VHS):

“Wheelchair bound Bernard "Bern" Lemley (Gregory Hines - Waiting To Exhale Will & Grace) determined to enter a white water rafting race in Oregon labors for months to create a raft that will suit his special needs. When he hears about Tony "Ole" Olezniak (Vincent D'Onofrio - Law & Order: Criminal Intent) a former football star who has lost his eyesight Bern knows that this is the teammate he's been looking for. Though lost in self-pity Ole is eventually persuaded and the two men embark on what could be the greatest - and most hilarious - adventure of their lives. Along the way they encounter comical mishaps make new friends gamble and womanize but also learn a lot about themselves. When they finally register for the race the pair is turned away - but Ole & Bern will not be dissuaded and now must prove that they are as capable as anyone else.”

Actors: Gregory Hines, Vincent D’Onofrio, James Earl Jones
Directors: Richard LaBrie
Language: German
Rating: FSK 12
Run Time: 91 minutes



The deadline is February 1st, so don't delay! Make your donation now! Just let us know in which raffle you prefer to be entered - “Staten Island” or “Good Luck”.


And “Good Luck” to all of you!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Greatest Detective Contest!


The Hallmark UK is running a "greatest detective" contest for all Law & Order Detectives!

Can you do something for your blog for this?

http://www.hallmarkchannel.co.uk/default.aspx


"2010 is a big year for Law & Order - it's been 20 years since Dick Wolf first brought the series to our screens - and what a 20 years. Inspired by the huge success of the original, two fantastic new Law & Order series were created: Special Victims Unit and Criminal Intent. All 3 series have been full of drama and have featured extra special guest stars...however, the real stars of the shows are the detectives.

Without a doubt Law & Order has the finest crime cracking talent on our screens today... but just who is the greatest of all?

We have shortlisted 10 detectives from all 3 shows and are letting you vote on who you think is the best.
The first 5 will be revealed from 7pm Saturday and the remaining 5 from 7pm Sunday.

Over the next 10 weeks we will be showing you the best episodes from all 10 detectives so you can make sure that you use your vote wisely.
The winner will be announced in an extra special finale weekend in April.

To really get to know the detectives a little bit more log on to the website and read all about them.

Happy voting!"


Thanks to Charley for this info!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Letter Sizes for the CI Binder Project

I received a tweet today from Bertine in the Netherlands asking about the page size and thought I'd clarify that for the Europeans.

Pages should be no larger than

8-1/2" x 11" or

280mm x 215mm
but they can be smaller!

The CI Binder Project Mailbox await your letters!

Susan Civitelli
P.O. Box 397
West Haven, CT
06516
USA
We're looking forward to your letters Bertine!
NOTE to EVERYONE: If you wish to have receipt of your pages acknowledged, please include your email address - maybe on the inside of the envelope flap?

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Very Special Letter


All the letters we are receiving are so special! I really enjoyed the trio one fan sent over the weekend. At the end of each letter were little notes written to the characters! Great idea!

But this one should take a special place in the heart of the writer of the episode (who, forgive me, I haven't looked up) as well.

Thanks for allowing us to share this Amy!

Dear Vincent D’Onofrio,

Hello! My name is Amy, and I just wanted to thank you for your awesome work as Detective Robert Goren. I have always enjoyed the different approach of Criminal Intent, and around my house, whenever it is on, someone hollers, “Bobby’s on!”

You have probably heard how you or your work has changed someone’s life, but in my case, it’s true. As I was watching “Probability,” where Goren and Eames discover that Wally Stevens has Asperger’s Syndrome, something prompted me to watch it again. As you/Goren read the list of symptoms, something clicked. It made me interested enough to visit with a therapist, and I found out that I have Asperger’s. Being 40 years old at the time, and finally finding that which I have searched so long for was such a relief!

I wanted to thank you so much for showing compassion towards “Wally,” as it felt a little like you were showing all Aspies that same compassion. It was the first time anyone had shown me a positive reaction, rather than the reactions I have gotten over the years. I know, you were playing a part, saying and doing what the script said, but I’d like to believe that you put a lot of yourself into that role, and it wasn’t all coming from the script.

I am sad and sorry to see you leave Criminal Intent, but I would like to wish you great luck in your future endeavors. Thank you ever so much for Bobby Goren!

Sincerely,
Amy

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jumpstarting


Having a hard time getting started with your letters? Don’t know what to say? We thought we’d help you get jumpstarted with a stroll down memory lane.

Remember these?


Goren tossing the binder at Sonny in Gone

Dance of the Merry Widow in Unrequited

From Proud Flesh
Eames: You know what I like to do to bugs? I like to watch my partner squash them.

Goren throwing the crumpled paper at Eames' chair in FPS

Goren using the bolt cutters in But Not Forgotten

From No Exit
Eames: You can do your little dance in hell now…

Goren kicking in the door in Yesterday

Eames rolling her eyes at Goren's “sharks don’t have scales” remark in Smothered

The shoe store scene from Anti-Thesis

Goren touching Eames and asking her if she is alright in Pas de Deux

Goren licking the frosting/glue in Sound Bodies

Eames and Goren smiling together in Rocket Man

Everything is blue in Endgame

From Person of Interest
(referring to notes on Goren's desk)
Eames: Admirers?
Goren: No, reporters. They want a comment.
Eames: Can they print a hand gesture?



Do you have a favorite CI moment? A favorite scene or line?

Share with us!

Monday, January 4, 2010

P.O. Box Problem Resolved !!!


I went to my local Post office today. The issue has been resolved as human error with apologies, the P.O. Box # is correct and we received a letter from a fan in Maryland today.

So bring it on!

Please send your letters to:

Susan Civitelli
P.O. Box 397
West Haven, CT 06516
USA


Thank you,
Susan

Friday, January 1, 2010

An Upsetting Report



It has come to my attention that a fan's letter was returned from my local Post Office marked "Attempted/Not known". This is very upsetting to me and I will head to my Post Office to try to find out what happened first thing in the morning.

I apologize to Jim from the USA Board and will report back to you all tomorrow with the results of my query.

Thank you,
Susan

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Update: Unfortunately, my local Post Office is closed Saturday and Sunday. I will not be able to get some answers until Monday morning. I will get back to you as soon as I can. Sincere apologies to all.

Susan

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