Happy New Year Everyone, 2017 will be an optimistic, hopeful, happy and constructive year... Or else!!!!
Who will we see in the show's new series?
Recently it was leaked that 'Stranger Things' season 2 would indeed see the return of Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, and now we have some more information about the new characters that we are set to meet when the new series arrives on Netflix next year.
'Stranger Things' returns with some new characters
In September we learned that at least three new characters would be arriving for the next season, one of those being a young woman named Roman. She has been described as 'an emotionally damaged, magnetic young woman who suffered a great loss as a child' and will be played by up-and-coming Danish actress Linnea Berthelsen. It's difficult to tell where Roman's character will fit into the story, given that she is not a resident of Hawkins, but she will have something to do with what's going on in the lab.
Continue reading: Sean Astin And Others Join The Cast Of 'Stranger Things' Season Two
Son Sean Astin gives moving tribute.
Patty Duke has passed away in hospital at the age of 69, according to her manager and a recent statement issued by her son Sean Astin. The Oscar winning actress was a long-term television favourite and a strong advocate for education surrounding mental health issues.
Patty Duke has died in hospital
'The Patty Duke Show' died yesterday (March 30th 2016) in a Coeur D'Alene, Idaho hospital from sepsis caused by a ruptured intestine. The cause of death was confirmed to the LA Times by Duke's manager Holly Shelton, and a further statement acknowledging her sad passing was issued on Facebook by her son, 'The Lord of the Rings' star Sean Astin.
Continue reading: RIP Patty Duke: Actress And Advocate Passes Away Aged 69
Tony Nathan becomes a part of a new era of humanity in 1973 when the Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama becomes a multi-racial institution for the very first time. The move allows this remarkably gifted African-American aspiring football player to join the Woodlawn Colonels, led by an open-minded and welcoming coach named Tandy Gerelds. However, Gerelds has got his work cut out; the government may be changing to make the world a more equal place, but there's still a lot of racism throughout the city which is rife with riots. The animosity doesn't stop at the school gates and Gerelds has the task of trying to diffuse the racially motivated hostilities within his team. And so, he enlists the help of Christian revivalist Hank to bring some peace to the game and hopefully help the community to learn to love each other again.
Continue: Woodlawn - Clips
Sean Astin is certain a sequel to ‘The Goonies’ will be made but he’s as in the dark as we are about the details.
Sean Astin has responded to speculation about the possibility of a sequel to The Goonies. For fans of the 1985 cult classic, it looks like a sequel will be made although Astin couldn’t speak to when or if the original cast will have a role in it.
Sean Astin at the L.A. premiere of Mom's Night Out in April 2014.
Matthew is a preacher of the Lord who finds himself questioning faith when he is confronted by a street preacher carrying a large wooden cross. He decides that belief in God requires action, and he attempts to find new ways of reminding people that belief is forgiveness, redemption and unconditional love. Meanwhile, a couple mourn the untimely loss of their daughter, a woman finds herself on the street with her child, a man miraculously recovers from a coma in his hospital bed while a doctor questions whether it should be God who gets the credit or him. Then there's two partners in crime, who find themselves making the wrong decisions and paying for it. All of these people need guidance from God, and it's Matthew who has to be the one to lead them to it. Will the power of the cross, ultimately, save them all?
Continue: Do You Believe? - Trailer
Drew Nelson, Sean Astin, Carlton Cuse, Natalie Brown, Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Guillermo Del Toro, Richard Sammel and Jonathan Hyde - Premiere of FX's 'The Strain' held at the GA Theater - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th July 2014
Sean Astin, Trace Adkins, Sarah Drew, Sammi Hanratty, Patricia Heaton, Abbie Cobb, Andrea Logan White and David Hunt - Premiere of 'Mom's Night Out' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 29th April 2014
Those kids from The Goonies, where are they now?
You’ve probably already heard that The Goonies sequel is in the works after director Richard Donner let the cat out of the bag earlier in the week. Donner has said he hopes the original cast will come back for one more Goonies adventure and, well, we do too. The problem is that it’s been 30 years since the original movie and our adventurers are, well, all grown up. So before we anticpate a Goonies reunion, we’ve got to ask, The Goonies, where are they now?
Sean Astin achieved adult sucess with the Lord of the Rings franchise
Continue reading: The Cast Of The Goonies: Where Are They Now?
Unless you're a "Lord of the Rings" superfan, you'd better brush up on "Fellowship of the Ring" before seeing the sequel "The Two Towers," because director Peter Jackson just jumps right in to the middle of the story without much in the way of introductions or explanations.
He assumes you know who Hobbits Merry and Pippin are and why they've been abducted by the Uruk-Hai, the beastly minions of unseen supernatural villain Sauron (you know all about them, right?). He assumes you recall where "Fellowship" left off with human warrior Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and Elfin archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and why they're trying to rescue Merry and Pippin.
He also assumes you know that hero Hobbits Frodo and Sam (Elijah Wood and Sean Austin) are still trying to reach the kingdom of Mordor, where they are to cast the dangerously omnipotent Ring into the volcanic fires of Mount Doom, thus keeping it out of the hands Sauron, who would use its dark psychic powers to lay waste to the world.
Continue reading: Lord Of The Rings:
the Two Towers Review
In the entire three hours of the audacious, transporting, spectacularly cinematic first "Lord of the Rings" installment, there are only two very brief moments that don't come across as being 100-percent a part of the mystical, dark and magical realm of Middle Earth.
These moments are not because of bad performances (there aren't any), negligent directing or special effects gaffes. In fact, from the digitally dialed-down stature of the actors playing hobbits to the frightfully demonic hoards of living-dead orcs (minions of the supernaturally evil antagonist), the effects are seamless.
These moments of doubt are merely scenes that take place in such plain locations (e.g. a non-descript river bed) that they seem far too familiar and Earthly in a movie of underground troll cities, ominous mountains called Doom, idyllic ancient forest hamlets of immortal elves, and hobbit's homes burrowed into impossibly green hillsides.
Continue reading: Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring Review
By the time hobbit hero Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) finally -- finally! -- struggles to the top of Mount Doom, where at the climax of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" he must cast into its volcanic fires the malevolently omnipotent Ring that has been slowly consuming his psyche for three movies now, many of the nit-picky things that have gotten on my nerves throughout all the "Lord of the Rings" flicks had come to a head.
So many times now has Frodo's whiney, obsequious traveling companion Samwise Gamgee (Sean Austin) begun boo-hoo-hooing that I started rooting for him to be chucked into the lava along with the jewelry. One too many times has a lucky coincidence saved our hero, as when in this picture he's captured by the demonic, bad-tempered Orcs, only to be rescued moments later when his two guards -- the only two guards in an entire tower it seems -- are conveniently distracted by fighting with each other.
And once too often has director Peter Jackson assumed that the previous installments will be fresh in minds of the audience. That's a pretty safe bet for his fan base, but for the unobsessed, "Return of the King" -- like "The Two Towers" before it -- has many what-did-I-miss? moments. For example, in one of two climactic battle scenes, a never-identified army of fearsome face-painted foes riding atop gigantic elephants appears on the flank of the protagonists' battalion, prompting the question, "Who the heck are these guys?" (Apparently they were in the second movie too, but pardon me for not having seen it since last year.)
Continue reading: The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King Review
Many film critics are frustrated screenwriters and wannabe directors. Occasionally one of us escapes the asylum and manages to get a movie made (Roger Ebert wrote "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls").
Even less frequently one of us makes a good movie (former reviewer Peter Brockdonovich directed "The Last Picture Show" and "Paper Moon").
But most of the time critics-cum-filmmakers fall flat on their faces like Rod Lurie, the former KABC radio reviewer who wrote and directed the howlingly bad "Deterrence," a cold war remnant that tries to recreate the tension of a nuclear stand-off by giving Saddam Hussien's son a secret, world-wide arsenal and pitting him against an embattled president, snowed-in at a Colorado diner during the crisis.
Continue reading: Deterrence Review
Happy New Year Everyone, 2017 will be an optimistic, hopeful, happy and constructive year... Or else!!!!
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I'm off to a meeting y'all... ENJOY THE DAY!!!!!
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Matthew is a preacher of the Lord who finds himself questioning faith when he is...