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Aug 02, 2009
Quantum Quest
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The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Wednesday, July 22 through Thursday, July 23. You can view the full schedule here below.

Thursday, July 23
12:00-1:00 Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Key production personnel and cast members discuss the making of Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, the 3D, CGI Large Format film that combines beautiful animated sequences with actual space imagery captured during seven ongoing NASA and NASA/ESA space missions. Featuring a stellar voice cast that includes Neil Armstrong, Chris Pine, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen, Amanda Peet, Robert Picardo, Jason Alexander, Tom Kenny, Sandra Oh, Brent Spiner, James Earl Jones, Williams Shatner, Mark Hamill, Doug Jones, Abigail Breslin and Gary Graham, Quantum Quest has been endorsed by the X Prize Organization, the International Space University, Challenge Center for Space Science Education, and the Young Astronauts Council. Producer, screenwriter, and co-director Dr. Harry Kloor, whose writing credits include Star Trek: Voyager, the animated series Godzilla, and Earth: Final Conflict, is joined by co-director Daniel St. Pierre (co-director, Everyone’s Hero, production designer, A Shark’s Tale, art director, Tarzan), space scientists, and key cast members. The panel will offer new work-in-progress clips and an in-depth exploration of the science behind the film. Ballroom 20.


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Aug 02, 2009
New York, I Love You
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Blake Lively, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Shia LeBouf, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke. This list of names may sound like the lineup for featured articles in a teen magazine. It isn’t. It is the amazing list of actors cast in the film, New York, I Love You.

The film has not one, not two, but thirteen directors. The fact that the film was completed without falling apart over a battle of creative differences is a miracle within itself, proving the filmmakers put their heart into getting New York, I Love You onto the screen. It was shot in a little over a month’s time, a very short principal photography schedule, and will open October 16, 2009.

Natalie Portman was one of the writers on the screenplay as well as one of the stars in the film. The movie is made up of many stories, an alliance of many talented, new writers.

Love is at the center of each story, each one an exhilarating tale of the union of the heart with the backdrop of the city that never sleeps. Humorous, smart and sensuous, this film leaves a lingering ache of empathy for each character’s relationship that unfolds. Although each plot has the same core, the stories are a sundry tapestry set in New York City.

With such a talented collaboration, this film promises to be more than a teen-scene.


Categories: Mention, Movies, NYILY

Aug 02, 2009
Takers Release Dates
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Here are the latest release dates for Takers, starring Hayden, Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Jay Hernandez, and T.I.
- USA : January 08, 2022
- France : February 10, 2022
- UK : March 12, 2022
- Germany : April 15, 2022
- Sweden : April 23, 2022
- Belgium : May 05, 2022
- Netherlands : May 06, 2022

Categories: Movies, Takers

Aug 02, 2009
Hidden Gem: Factory Girl
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Amazingly Factory Girl was savaged by the critics when it received a limited release in 2007 but what do they know. If you are a fan of the sixties then this movie is definitely worth a watch and still, in my humble opinion remaims Miller’s best on screen performance.

Edie Sedgwick (Sienna Miller) is a spoilt little rich girl who is running from the past that haunts her. In a bid to further her art career she heads for New York City.

Here she meets Andy Warhol (Guy Pearce), who craves fame and attention, and with the beautiful Edie on his arm he gets what he wants.

As the drug culture explodes Edie embraces it until she finds herself caught between two men Warhol and a musician (Hayden Christensen).

Read full article.

Categories: Factory Girl, Movies, Reviews

Aug 02, 2009
Star Movies Fan Fest 09
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STAR Movies brings yet another fantastic television event, Fan Fest 09, a celebration of non-stop blockbusters on the channel (Astro Channel 413), airing from tomorrow to Aug 31.

Fan Fest 09 promises something for everybody on Star Movies every night at 10pm throughout next month and August.

Besides TV premieres of Hollywood blockbusters (every Sunday), many all-time favourites from pumping action, drama, romance and comedy to horror and psycho thrillers will be aired too.

Get teleported with your family to a world of adventures and fantasy with the following movies: - Jumper (Aug 29) with Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson as they teleport around the world on a run.


Categories: Alerts, Jumper, Movies, TV

Aug 02, 2009
Oscar continues talent search
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So far, 2009 has been filled with surprise box office hits: “Taken,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Fast and Furious,” “The Hangover.” But kudos possibilities? Not so much.

At the year’s halfway point on June 30, the awards race should theoretically be half over. Certainly, audiences have seen strong animated-feature contenders and, as usual, film festivals have showcased some terrif prospects. But otherwise, the awards hopefuls will again be backloaded in the last months of the year.

Docus and other foreign-lingo films will be dealt with in later columns. Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of openers for the next six months that could be contenders in various categories:

October: Fox Searchlight’s “Amelia” biopic with Hilary Swank;
“New York, I Love You” (Vivendi); the Weinstein Co.’s long-delayed “The Road,” starring Viggo Mortensen in the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel; Calibra Pictures’ “Iron Cross,” Roy Scheider’s last film (tentative date).

New York, I Love You opens nationwide in the US on October 16.


Categories: Movies, NYILY

Aug 02, 2009
Beast of Bataan
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It seems we might have a production date for Beast of Bataan. Mark Jean has the following paragraph listed on his website.

For producers Mel Brooks and Jonathan Sanger he co-wrote BEAST OF BATAAN, a historical drama slated for production in 2010.

Categories: Beast of Bataan, Movies, Rumored

Aug 02, 2009
New York, I Love You Release Dates
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Here are the latest release dates for New York, I Love You.

France : July 03, 2021

USA (nationwide) : October 16, 2021

Netherlands : October 29, 2021

Portugal : November 05, 2021

Brazil : November 20, 2021

Germany : January 28, 2022

*Dates are subject to change.* Keep checking back as we will continue updating with the latest!


Categories: Alerts, Movies, NYILY

Aug 02, 2009
Interview with Hayden Christensen
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Hayden Christensen is the new muse signed Lacoste perfume. The opportunity for us to meet the star to learn more about his projects and his private life.

Highlights -

He mentions he likes the way he smells as does his fiance, he doesn’t have a Twitter, and he just bought a computer. He might be directing soon and he’s trying to figure out what he’s going to next. Last but not least, he doesn’t use his hair as a sexual weapon, just makes sure it’s not too out of control! Great interview!

Source and Source 2

Categories: Interviews, Lacoste Challenge, Media, Mention, Movies, Rachel Bilson, Videos

Aug 02, 2009
Untitled Mimi Project, Renamed!
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Looks as if the UNTITLED MAGIC PROJECT is now titled JAX OF HEART, according to Omega Entertainment.

Director: Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker, Deep Impact)
Writers: Josh Oppenheimer & Thomas Dean Donnelly, JV Hart, Ian Jeffers. Based on an original script by Kevin Bernhardt.
Cast: Hayden Christensen and Djimon Hounsou
Production companies: Tiger8 Production / Omega Productions Inc.

STATUS - Pre Production

Jax lives life on the edge. Working as an underground magician and escapologist, his act has grown increasingly dangerous. Following a daring escape from an SUV that has been dropped out of an aeroplane at the Burning Man Festival, he is coerced by the CIA into breaking a deep-cover agent named Xi Shing Lung out of a maximum security jail. Hypnosis, contortion, distraction and technical wizardry all come into play as Jax breaks the agent out from the inside within a 24-hour deadline.

But back on the outside, Jax learns that it was all a set-up. Xi is a CIA agent gone bad. He offers Mandrake the chance to join his crime ring. When Jax refuses, he’s a marked man. He must escape his would-be-killers and also the real CIA who accuse him of being in league with Xi. His quest to clear his name leads him into all sorts of dangers, which he must overcome with daredevil escapes that require all his conjuring skills. And along the way, Jax is forced to confront his past and the girl he left behind.

Categories: Movies, Rumored

Aug 02, 2009
Possible New Project
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ShockTillYouDrop.com has learned Hayden Christensen (Star Wars, Jumper) is in talks to co-star in Vanishing on 7th Street, the latest picture from Brad Anderson, the director of Session 9 and The Machinist.

Christensen will join previously rumored cast members John Leguizamo and Thandie Newton. The three play survivors of a mysterious phenomenon in which, during a blackout most of the population disappears. Holed up in a tavern, they try to piece together what’s happening before the “darkness” returns.

Shooting is expected to begin later this month in Spokane, Washington and New York.

Hannibal Pictures is the production company that will take on this film, but it looks as if they’re calling the film “Darkness”.

Also on the horizon is Darkness, directed by Brad Anderson, a terrifying thriller about a blackout that mysteriously takes the lives of most of the world’s population. A small group of survivors in Spokane, Washington holes up in a bar and plots their survival as the darkness returns to reclaim them. In negotiations to star in Anderson’s film are Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo. No mention of Hayden’s name as of yet.

Official plot crunch:

Following a mysterious blackout, most of the population vanishes into thin air. As the remaining survivors converge in a small tavern to figure out what happened, the darkness returns to claim them one by one.

Source and thanks Trish!

Categories: Movies, Rumored, Vanishing on 7th Street

Aug 02, 2009
New York, I Love You
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What does it take to make a movie a mainstream hit? A star-studded cast? Check. Creative and unique story lines? Check. A directorial debut by Scarlett Johansson? Check. Following in the same unique structure of its unofficial predecessor, Paris, Je T Aime, New York, I love you is comprised of 12 films that take place in the 5 boroughs of New York. Each film is different but they all have one thing in common; they are about finding love in New York.

New York, I love you has an all-star cast which includes Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Andy Garcia, Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Irrfan Khan, Emilie Ohana, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggie Q, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Olivia Thilrlby, Blake Lively, Drea de Matteo, Julie Christie, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Ugur Yucel, Taylor Geare, Carlos Acosta, Jacinda Barrett, Shu Qi, Burt Young, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn, Eva Ammuri, Eli Wallach and Cloris Leachman.

The best part of the movie, other than the talented cast, is the fact that it is created by some of today’s most imaginative filmmakers from all over the word. For example, Jian Wen, Mira Nair, Shunji Iwai, Yvan Attal, Brett Ratner, Allen Hughes, Shekhar Khapur, Natalie Portman (another newbie in the directorial world), Fatih Akin, Joshua Marston and Randy Balsmyer. Each filmmaker brings to the movie, his or her own vision, his or her own take on love in New York.

On the other hand, having all those big name actors can take away from the message of the movie. People go to see the movie in order to catch a glimpse of Shia LaBeouf and Blake Lively more than for the love story line taking place on-screen. Then there are all the no-name stars who have to compete with these big stars and have to make their segments of the movie just as compelling for audience members.

Although, Scarlett Johansson’s directorial debut was given the boot, according to producer Emmanuel Benbihy, because it was different and didn’t fit in with the rest of the movie; not because it was bad, you still have the star-studded cast and unique plot structure. The movie comes out on October 16th and is the second of a series of Cities of Love movies conceived by Benbihy.

Will the movie be a success? Only time can tell. Either way, this romantic drama will entertain you and give you a diverse take on love, from all five boroughs of New York.


Categories: Movies, NYILY