July 29, 2009 - Hayden Screencap - From E! News exclusive preview of New York, I Love You.
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July 29, 2009 - New York, I Love You on E! News Video - E! News previewed New York, I Love You and it's all star cast including glimpses of Hayden and Rachel. You can watch the video I've added to YouTube below.
July 29, 2009 - FIRST LOOK: Star-Studded New York, I Love You Poster - A star-studded cast needs a brand new star-studded poster of course and New York, I Love You is finally getting a little love in the art department with not one but two new posters in the last two days. Hopefully, we'll get more goodies soon, now that it looks like the film will be coming to theaters October 16th. Source
July 28, 2009 - Extra Large New York, I Love You Poster - From IMP Awards Hayden's next project, "New York, I Love You" will be in theaters October 16, 2009
July 28, 2009 - Poster New York, I Love You - (Translation) Mira Nair (Amelia), Natalie Portman, Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) and Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand) are part of a collective of filmmakers who participated in the feature film New York, I Love You. Together they created a kaleidoscope of events in the heart of the city that never sleeps.
The cast of actors is impressive in general. The film is part of a series, developed by Tristan Carne, which tells several love stories taking place in a particular city. The first opus was Paris, I love you, published in 2006 with future movies taking place in the cities of Shanghai, and Rio and Jerusalem. Source
The poster shows the cast in order of appearance:
Bradley Cooper, Hayden Christensen, Andy Garcia, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Irfan Khan, Emilie Ohana, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Maggi Q, Ethan Hawke, Anton Yelchin, James Caan, Olivia Thirlby, Drea De Matteo, Julie Christie, John Hurt, Shia LaBeouf, Ugur Yucel, Taylor Geare, Carlos Acosta, Shu Qi, Chris Cooper, Robin Wright Penn, Eli Wallach, Cloris Leachman.
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July 26, 2009 - Beast of Bataan Mention - (July 20, 2009) Inaugural children's film festival kicks off next week - Writer/Director Mark Jean who co-wrote "Beast of Bataan" will be in attendance at the festival. "Beast of Bataan" is one of Hayden's possible upcoming projects.
"Los Angeles Director Mark Jean will also be attending the film festival. Jean has won the George Foster Peabody Award, and his works include two independent films; "Early Bird Special", and "Finn on the Fly". "Finn on the Fly" will be featured during the film festival, and is one of the many submissions. It will be shown Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as Saturday at 10 a.m., at the West Branch Cinema."
"Jean also co-wrote "Beast of Bataan", which is slated for production next year. He will be directing "The Dragon Hatcher", later this year. His most recent work was "Come Dance at my Wedding" for Hallmark." Read more...The Herald
July 24, 2009 - G4 Coverage of Star Wars Spectacular - Saturday July 25, G4 TV will air Comic Con's Star Wars Spectacular panel at 2:00 p.m. ET followed by the 3-hour Comic-Con '09 Live show. The Star Wars Spectacular had their event today but you can see the highlights tomorrow on G4 TV. The event included a montage of great Star Wars moments, info on the "Star Wars in Concert Tour", the coming 2nd season of "Clone Wars" and Star Wars Video Games news.
July 23, 2009 - Comic Con Quantum Quest News - First articles from San Diego Comic Con panel with new images and more information from interviews with the cast and crew. Hayden voices the character Jammer, the solar-surfing proton.
First Look at Quantum Quest - Images
"The film is made entirely using CGI, but all the space imagery is based on real imagery from NASA, especially from the Cassini mission. In fact the Cassini spacecraft is a character in the film. Although the project has been in development for a decade, production on the art started in earnest in the last couple of years, to make use of the latest real imagery from NASA."
QQ Comic Con Panel (Geek Tyrant)
"Quantum Quest is presented as a dynamic story, a conflict between The Core--light and the stars, voiced by William Shatner--and the Void--emptiness and antimatter, voiced by Mark Hamill. The Void existed before the big bang and wants to destroy the Universe by destroying humans. (If humans don't exist there's no one to observe the universe and it basically doesn't exist in The Void�s rationale.) The main character is a photon named Dave, voiced by Chris Pine, who's forced out of the sun to save the Cassini spacecraft and embarks on a journey through the solar system."
July 23, 2009 - New Quantum Quest Release Date - According to an audience member in the Quantum Quest panel at Comic Con, the release date has changed to February 2010.
a_tonks: Quantum Quest still looks good. Release date: Feb 2010.
"Quantum Quest will be released in 2010 in both large format and regular theaters
worldwide. The film is 45 minutes long and the film integrates with a comprehensive pre and post theater educational program for K -- 12 students
that exceed all Federal and State educational guidelines. Through these materials we want to educate kids globally Home the importance and wonders of science."
Also, according to the new site we can look forward to video clips released regularly until the movie comes out.
From the Official Website
"As part of our educational outreach program, the actors of the film have participated in creating Quantum Quest Edclips. A new clip will be added approximately once a week until the film is released. All classrooms and educational organizations are free to use and distribute these clips for educational
purposes. We will also be adding over the next 9 months pre and post educational material which can be freely copied and distributed for educational use."
July 23, 2009 - Quantum Quest at Comic Con - From 2009 San Diego Comic Con - The official Quantum Quest website is live. The Quantum Quest panel at Comic Con is underway with a video welcome from Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Director Harry Kloor, actor Rober Picardo and Doug Jones are on stage showing previews of the animation. It's unclear if it's the finished animation or a pre-viz.. Chris Pine was there by phone to talk to the audience.
G4tv.com will air special coverage of Comic Con on Saturday. Check their schedule for more information.
solocorps: Harry Kloor: "I purposely cast 2 Kirks & 2 Darth Vaders in Quantum Quest."
July 17, 2009 - "New York, I Love You" Opens Korean Film Fest - Seoul, Korea - "New York, I Love You" is the scehduled to open the Chungmuro International Film Festival to be held August 24 - September 1, 2009. The film festival is one of three summer cinematic festivals running between July 16 and September 1st in and around Seoul. Source
"The opener is "New York, I Love You," a collective work of 11 short romance films which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall."
Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson and Andy Garcia star in one of the love stories from "New York, I Love You" directed by Jiang Wen to be released in the US October 16, 2009.
July 17, 2009 - Site Update - From the Webmiss - I've been correcting the code on the site for the last couple of days to fix problems showing up in Firefox browsers and I'll be checking all the pages on the site in the coming days. It's mostly cosmetic. I do all the coding for the site myself and I have mostly basic html knowledge but I'm learning as I go. If some pages weren't showing up correctly in the last few days, it was because I was messing with things but it should be okay now. The site is best viewed in IE but I hope the Firefox corrections will trickle down to other browsers as well.
As always, your suggestions and comments are appreciated. Please email me if you see any problems with the site. Thanks.
July 15, 2009 - Quantum Quest - Soundtrack - "Earlier this spring, composer Shawn K. Clement recorded his score to the new IMAX sci-fi animated film, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey at the Skywalker Scoring Stage in Nicasio, California. The 3D film, directed by Harry Kloor and Dan St. Pierre, features an all-star cast of Samuel L. Jackson, William Shatner, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Hayden Christiansen [Christensen], Chris Pine, Brent Spiner and even Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, among many others. The story follows a photon named Dave as he leaves the sun and embarks on a fascinating journey through the galaxy."
If you are interested in composing, movie scores and studio recording for movies you'll enjoy the several YouTube videos that take you through the process of composer Shawn K. Clement's journey to create the score for Quantum Quest. The music score was recorded with full orchestra at Skywalker Sound in California. The clip below mentions the cast and shows some scenes from the Imax movie coming out later this year.
Composer Shawn K. Clement along with co-director/ writer/ producer Dr. Harry Kloor will be guest speakers at the Quantum Quest panel at Comic-Con on Thursday July 23rd, Ballroom 20, at the San Diego Convention Center. Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey is aiming for a September 2009 release in Imax and regular theaters everywhere.
View all of Shawn's Quantum Quest videos on YouTube
July 9, 2009 - Lacoste Challenge on Twitter - Hayden's men's fragrance for Lacoste has it's own twitter page, an extension of the Facebook Lacoste Challenge that went live recently. Lacoste Challenge on Twitter
July 9, 2009 - Shattered Glass on IFC - You can catch Shattered Glass on the Independent Film Chanel this month. Hayden Christensen plays Stephen Glass in this biographical and critically acclaimed film directed by Billy Ray (Breach, State of Play). Director Billy Ray has a knack for realism in his films which usually deal with involving character studies. Shattered Glass examines the journalist who fabricated more than half his articles while working for the New Republic. Hayden's absorbing portrayal of Stephen Glass makes what could have been ordinary completely hard to resist. It's hard to look away from the story as you watch Glass and his life slowly but inevitably fall apart. Shattered Glass - IFC - Thu, Jul 9, 6:25 PM, Fri, Jul 10, 8:35 AM, Fri, Jul 10, 1:45 PM, Sun, Jul 19, 1:00 PM (All times Eastern Time)
July 9, 2009 - Quantum Quest at Comic Con 2009 - Coming Soon.net has posted a schedule for Comic Con for Wednesday July 22 and Thursday July 23, 2009. Quantum Quest is scheduled for a panel on Thursday and will include key cast and crew members. Hayden is the voice of Jammer in the animated feature due in theaters and Imax some time this year.
"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. Comic Con Schedule
July 7, 2009 - First Lacoste Challenge Commercial - The German version of Hayden's Lacoste Challenge commercial is up on YouTube courtesy of Media-Stars.net.
July 4, 2009 - Happy 4th of July
Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Independence Day!
July 3, 2009 - What's on TV This Month? - Hayden movies all month long. Catch Awake, Jumper, Factory Girl and Shattered Glass in July. Check the updated tv schedule in the left column. Tonight catch Jumper on HBO and Awake on Showtime.
Clayton Beresford Jr. could have the perfect life except for one thing. He needs a heart transplant. He puts himself into the capable hands of his best friend and heart surgeon, Dr. Jack Harper, when a heart becomes available. Piece of cake, right? Anyone's worst nightmare comes into play as Clay experiences anesthesia awareness, a phenomenon where the patient appears to be completely under anethesia but is not only aware of what is happening during surgery but feels everything. As if that's not bad enough, is there more going on in Clay's life than even he realizes? You'll be on the edge of your seat for this tense and suprisingly satisfying thriller. Not everything is as it seems. Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Lena Olin and Terrence Howard star in Awake. (SHO2e Fri, Jul 3, 8:35 PM ET)
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July 1, 2009 - Canada Day Turns Our Attention To A Few Choice Canadian Cuties! - "Hayden Christensen - Fanboys and their girlfriends alike can share their love for the 28-year-old Vancouver native thanks to his turn as Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars." He's engaged to "O.C." alum Rachel Bilson and even stars with her in the upcoming flick "New York, I Love You." Hey Hayden, we love you, too!" Source: Hollywood Crush MTV
July 1, 2009 - Factory Girl Style - Edie Sedgwick was a style icon of the 60's. Film style and costume design brought the times to life in the movie Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen and Guy Pearce. Here's some of the fun jewelry worn by Sienna in the movie that you can add to your own jewelry collection. Steve Sasco Designs
"Steve Sasco Designs' Factory Girl Collection are inspired by the movie "Factory Girl". A movie based on the life of young socialite, one of Andy Warhol's "superstars" who was famous for her "shoulder duster" earrings. Steve Sasco Designs was the jewelry designer for the movie, creating earrings worn by Sienna Miller."
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July 1, 2009 - Hidden Gem: Factory Girl - I love this review of Facotry Girl. When the movie was first released the reviews were very mixed and some downright trashed it. As a movie on a strictly entertainment level it is very underrated. It may have ended up a little too commercialized to be called an arthouse film and yet it still retains an indie charm and evokes the 60's era with accurate authenticity due to George Hickenlooper's filming style. The characters always seemed pitch perfect. Though Hayden had to modify his performance during the editing process because of legal pressures, his portrayal of "the musician" still remains a bright spot in the film and a very cool performance.
Enjoy the entire review at Female First UK but here are the quotes about Hayden from the article.
"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)."
"Hayden Christensen has the most interesting role. He is labelled in the credits as just "the musician" but he is playing the role of Bob Dylan. However the fact that the film implies that Dylan played a hand in Edie's downfall angered the singer and due to legal pressures all references to him were moved from the film. So sadly this key relationship to Edie in the film is now not much more than a nameless cameo."
"Christensen's character provides sanctuary and safety for Edie from Warhol's aggressive puppetering. Christensen gives a great performance as he slowly moves away from his Star Wars tag."
"In all Factory Girl is a tragic story of a young girl who placed her trust in a man who used and betrayed her, playing a huge part in her downfall. But the real strength of this movie is the superb casting with Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen in particular producing career boosting performances."
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July 1, 2009 - Happy Canada Day!
Happy celebrations to all our friends in Canada
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