Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Sean Astin Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Quotes RSS

RIP Patty Duke: Actress And Advocate Passes Away Aged 69


Patty Duke Sean Astin

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 DukePatty 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

Woodlawn - Clips


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 Sure ‘The Goonies 2’ Will Happen But Don’t Ask Him About The Details


Sean Astin Steven Spielberg Richard Donner The Goonies Corey Feldman

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 AstinSean Astin at the L.A. premiere of Mom's Night Out in April 2014.

Read More: Corey Feldman Echoes Richard Donner: The Goonies Sequel Is "Close" To Becoming A Reality.

Continue reading: Sean Astin Is Sure ‘The Goonies 2’ Will Happen But Don’t Ask Him About The Details

Alexandra Astin and Sean Astin - San Diego Comic Con 2015 - Fox party at Andaz Hotel at Andaz hotel - San Diego, California, United States - Friday 10th July 2015

Alexandra Astin and Sean Astin

Do You Believe? - Trailer


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

Sean Astin - San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 3 - Celebrity Sightings - San Diego, California, United States - Saturday 26th July 2014

Sean Astin
Sean Astin
Sean Astin
Sean Astin
Sean Astin

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

Guillermo Del Toro, Sean Astin, Carlton Cuse, Natalie Brown, Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, Drew Nelson, Richard Sammel and Jonathan Hyde
Guillermo Del Toro
Carlton Cuse, Natalie Brown, Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro and Guillermo Del Toro

'The Strain' Isn't Getting To Corey Stoll Ahead Of The Vampire Series' Premiere


Corey Stoll Guillermo Del Toro David Bradley Kevin Durand Sean Astin Mia Maestro Jonathan Hyde

The Strain is based on Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan's novel trilogy of the same name. The series follows a group of humans as they attempt to contain an outbreak of vampires New York. Corey Stoll stars as one of the scientists sent to deal with the outbreak.

Corey Stoll
Corey Stoll stars in The Strain.

Read More: House Of Cards Corey Stoll Joining Ant Man As Mystery Character.

Continue reading: 'The Strain' Isn't Getting To Corey Stoll Ahead Of The Vampire Series' Premiere

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

Sean Astin, Trace Adkins, Sarah Drew, Sammi Hanratty, Patricia Heaton, Abbie Cobb, Andrea Logan White and David Hunt
Sean Astin
Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Sammi Hanratty, Trace Adkins and Guests
Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins, Sarah Drew and Sean Astin
Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Sammi Hanratty, Trace Adkins and Guests
Patricia Heaton, Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Sammi Hanratty, Trace Adkins and Guests

Sean Astin - FX Networks Upfront Premiere Screening Of 'Fargo' at SVA Theater - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

Sean Astin

The Cast Of The Goonies: Where Are They Now?


Corey Feldman Josh Brolin Sean Astin

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 franchiseSean Astin achieved adult sucess with the Lord of the Rings franchise

Sean Astin

Continue reading: The Cast Of The Goonies: Where Are They Now?

The Goonies 2: Can The Original Cast Reunite For Another Adventure?


Sean Astin Josh Brolin

Its been a long, nearly thirty year wait for fans of 1985’s The Goonies, but now it seems a sequel is in the works with director Richard Donner, and what’s more, he wants to reunited the original cast. Donner made the announcement in a rather unspectacular fashion whilst he was filmed by gossip site TMZ signing autographs. Donner was asked if he ever planned to do another comic book movie and he replied, "if you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.” Then, when asked if any of the stars from the 1985 movie were going to return he said "hopefully all of them".

Richard Donner
Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed a sequel to TMZ

Rumors of a Goonies sequel have been floating around for the best part of a decade. Back in 2004 the rumors started but it then seemed Warner Brothers studio just wasn’t interested in giving The Goonies another outing. Next the rumors resurfaced in 2009, but this time things seemed a lot more likely, with talk of Richard Donner being on board. Once again though nothing happened and Goonies fans became used to constant talk of sequels and remakes, with original cast members divided on whether or not the gang would ever hit the big screen again. Sean Astin always seemed positive, but Corey Feldman was less than certain, at one point saying, "NO! There is no Goonies 2! I'm sorry but it's just not gonna happen,” though he did also add, “...course now that I've said that, they'll do it." Director Richard Donner seemed to be the most in favor of a sequel saying it was a “definite thing” back in 2010.

Continue reading: The Goonies 2: Can The Original Cast Reunite For Another Adventure?

Safe Passage Review


Very Good
Despite having a well-known and talented cast, including Susan Sarandon, Robert Sean Leonard, and Sam Shepard, this film was all but passed over when it came out in 1994. This can partly be attributed to its basic themes lacking in unique qualities. A bunch of kids from the same household that have their extreme quirks to distinguish them as an actual character come together in a time of crisis to forgive familial faults. Some of the interactions may also be a little too realistic when it comes to family connections so as not to be construed as "entertainment". However the performances in this simple family movie make up for the lack of creativity in its writing. It is a sentimental, easy-to-swallow emotional journey, and that it doesn't flare into heavy dramatics is worth some respect.

Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard are the quirky and dysfunctional parents of eight brothers (played by Robert Sean Leonard, Sean Astin, etc). Sarandon is always packing and repacking and threatening to move out of the house with humorous melodrama while Shepard has constant headaches and moments of psychosomatic blindness that are caused by stress. One of the brothers is in the military and the film takes place during the time of the Gulf War. All of the family converges from various parts of the globe in order to be together, in wait for news of their brother/son, who is missing.

Continue reading: Safe Passage Review

Lord Of The Rings:
the Two Towers Review


Good

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

Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring Review


Good

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

Sean Astin

Sean Astin Quick Links

News Pictures Video Film Footage Quotes RSS
Advertisement

Sean Astin

Date of birth

25th February, 1971

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male




Sean Astin Movies

Do You Believe? Trailer

Do You Believe? Trailer

Matthew is a preacher of the Lord who finds himself questioning faith when he is...

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Review

Need I provide a pithy introduction to The Two Towers, the second installment in The...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Review

You think Harry Potter had expectations? It's a beloved book, sure, but it was...

Advertisement
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Review

Peter Jackson returns with his third and final installment in The Lord of the Rings...

50 First Dates Movie Review

50 First Dates Movie Review

It's like a Valentine's Day present from Adam Sandler - if he hated us, each...

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Movie Review

Need I provide a pithy introduction to The Two Towers, the second installment in The...

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Movie Review

You think Harry Potter had expectations? It's a beloved book, sure, but it was...

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Review

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Movie Review

Peter Jackson returns with his third and final installment in The Lord of the Rings...

50 First Dates Movie Review

50 First Dates Movie Review

It's like a Valentine's Day present from Adam Sandler - if he hated us, each...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.