September 28, 2010 - VIDEO: Hayden Christensen @ The 3rd Annual Rally for Kids With Cancer in Toronto - Hayden is seen below being interviewed by Champ Magazine at the Rally for Kids after party gala in Toronto on Saturday night, September 25th.

September 25, 2010 - Hayden Christensen and Eva Longoria Parker: Start Your Engines - Hayden attended The Rally For Kids With Cancer Scavenger Cup on Saturday. The day began with the "Start Your Engines" event and brunch at BMW in downtown Toronto. Hayden and Eva then met with the media to wave the starting flags to signal drivers for the start of the rally. Teams of drivers raised money to participate in the event and were accompanied by celebrity navigators around Toronto where they made pit stops and completed various tasks all for a good cause. The event helped children fighting cancer by raising an estimated $2.5 million for Sick Kids Hospital and Foundation.

Hayden Christensen and Eva Longoria Parker at Start Your Engines for Rally for Kids with Cancer.Hayden Christensen at Rally for Kids in downtown Toronto at Start Your Engines Brunch.

Hayden Christensen and Eva Longoria Parker raise the starters flags for the Rally for Kids with Cancer.Hayden Christensen and Eva Longoria Parker wave the checkered flags to signal drivers to start their engines in the Rally for Kids with Cancer.

September 24, 2010 - Hayden at Qualifiers Draft Party - Hayden was in attendance Friday night for the first in a weekend of events at the celebrity draft party held for the Rally for Kids with Cancer. Drivers drafted their celebs for the Scavenger Cup to be held on Saturday around downtown Toronto. The exclusive cocktail party was held at Muzik with Eva Longoria Parker and Hayden officiating as honorary co-chairs for the event to help raise money for children with cancer.

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Hayden Christensen at Rally for Kids Official Qualifiers Draft Party.Hayden Christensen at Rally for Kids exclusive Draft Cocktail Party.

Hayden Christensen hosting Rally for Kids Qualifiers Party at Muzik.Hayden Christensen hosting at Rally for Kids Cocktail Party.

September 24, 2010 - Hayden at Rally for Kids with Cancer Tonight - Hayden is at the "The Qualifiers" Celebrity Draft Party for Rally Drivers to draft their Celebrity Navigator. Selection order is based on top fundraising dollars.

Cody Hock - Just met Hayden Christensen @RallyForKids event in #toronto! Here is pic click here

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Hayden Christensen at Rally for Kids Draft Party.

Mario Bravo - At @RallyForKids in Toronto with Hayden Christensen . We raise 2.5 millions for the sickkids hospital 8:22 PM Sep 24th

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Hayden Christensen with fan at the Qualifiers Draft Party for Rally for Kids.

September 24, 2010 - Filming to begin soon on The Cold - Horror movie sites Upcoming Horror and 28 Days Later have pointed to filming of Hayden's latest movie as beginning winter 2010. As mentioned here in a previous article Worldview also has The Cold filming in Canada this coming winter. Hayden stars as Sean Kotz in The Cold about a group of friends on an annual hunting trip who find themselves snowed in and trying to survive not only the elements but their own fears and paranoia. Native American folklore comes into play when they begin to fear a Wendigo may be hunting them as well.

Step into this Horrifying Preview for The Cold

"There is some early news developing on Iron Circle Picture's The Cold. This film will take on the ancient first nation's legend of the Wendigo, with some members of the story succumbing to cannibalistic urges. If you are not familiar, the Wendigo is an Algonquian myth which could/can transform into human figures. Filming on this feature is expected to begin in the Winter of 2010 (UHM) and Hayden Christensen will star. More details below."

Upcoming Horror Movies

PROJECT DETAILS - "Filming is expected to begin sometime in Winter 2010. This is a "psychological thriller."

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Hayden Christensen stars in The Cold filming in Canada winter 2010.

September 24, 2010 - Hayden Signing Autographs Outside Jimmy Kimmel - Hayden took time to sign some autographs for fans waiting outside the studio where he made a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

September 23, 2010 - Hayden Christensen Honorary Co-Chair of Rally for Kids - Eva Longoria Parker and Hayden Christensen will take on the roles as co-chairs of this years Rally for Kids in Toronto. Rally for Kids is a charity event benefiting children with cancer. With the help of donors, sponsors, drivers and celebrities, Rally for Kids helps raise funding for research and aid for children battling the disease. This year the rally supports the Sick Kids Foundation of Toronto.

For more information on Hayden as co-chair of the event and ways you can help, keep an eye on the Rally for Kids official website which is being updated for the event.

Hayden Christensen co-chair of the 2010 Rally for Kids with Cancer.Eva Longoria Parker co-chair for the 2010 Rally for Kids with Cancer.

September 22, 2010 - More Jeans and Jewels and Rally Information - More information can be found on the Rally for Kids Toronto website about the upcoming celebrity rally and the Jeans and Jewels winner's celebration to take place on Saturday. (Thanks to JforJ for the link.)

September 24th and 25th, 2010 - The Scavenger Cup is guaranteed to provide participants with the experience of a lifetime while giving kids the experience of LIFE!

"The Qualifiers" Celebrity Draft Party - The Rally will kick off with "The Qualifiers" Celebrity Draft Party. This cocktail reception provides Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The premium drafting positions will be determined by the amount of dollars raised through pledges and sponsorship. The Rally Driver who raises the most money will be first to select their Celebrity Navigator. Media will be present.

"Start Your Engines" Brunch - Adrenaline will be running high as Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators meet the following day at the "Start Your Engines" Brunch. Rally teams will receive a Driver's Manual and their first clue. Media will be present.

"The Rally" - Fuelled by an extraordinary schedule of Pit Stops at some of the most exclusive establishments and venues in the city, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators will embark on a journey from one clue to the next.

Fun and innovation are the call of the day. The skills participants require to be part of the winning team include power of observation, the ability to read a map and figure out challenging clues, and of course, a true love of driving. Scores are determined by a combination of successfully completed tasks and the accumulation of assigned points. Thinking fast, not driving fast gets you across the "Finish Line".

"The Winner's Circle" Gala Dinner - "Jeans & Jewels" - The final lap of the Rally is "The Winner's Circle" Gala Dinner. Rally Drivers, Celebrity Navigators, sponsors and invited guests will mingle in an intimate setting, revel in memories from the past two days while enjoying an incredible dinner, first class entertainment, a live auction and an awards ceremony.

September 22, 2010 - Rally for Kids with Cancer Event - According to Melissa Grelo, news anchor on Toronto's GB24 News, Hayden will be appearing at the Jeans for Jewels Gala benefiting Eva Longoria's Rally for Kids. The event is scheduled for Saturday in Toronto. Rally for Kids is a celebrity event that takes place in different cities in the US and Canada and raises money to provide hope for kids battling cancer. Eva Longoria Parker is this year's honorary chair for the charity in Toronto.

The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup"(Read more...)

"The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is ignited by the desire to help end kids' cancer. The Rally is an exclusive two-day event designed for participants who share a passion for exotic cars, meet celebrities and raise funds for kids with cancer."

Melissa Grelo - Honoured to be hosting Saturday's "Jeans and Jewels" Gala for the @EvaLongoria's Rally for Kids for Cancer.Hayden Christensen attending too.

Melissa Grelo - @EvaLongoria and Hayden Christensen's Rally for Kids event this Saturday in T.O.!! So excited to be participating in this wonderful event.

September 21, 2010 - Hayden Talks Vanishing on 7th Street - Moviefone's interview with Hayden and Thandie the day after Vanishing on 7th Street premiered at Midnight Madness at the Toronto Film Festival.

Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton Talk 'Vanishing on 7th Street'(Read all...)

"If you're not afraid of the dark now, you just might be after seeing 'Vanishing on 7th Street.' The new post-apocalyptic thriller by director Brad Anderson ('The Machinist') stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and newcomer Jacob Latimore as a group of survivors trying to figure out how to sustain themselves in a world where everyone has inexplicably vanished."

Moviefone: - Did you have any idea about how you were going to get into character and approach it?

Christensen: - What I liked about the script was the containment of it and how that would allow for real character exploration. We spent a lot of time in that bar. Just Thandie, John, Jacob and myself. And it really felt like we were putting on a play.

Newton: - We had lots of night shoots in the freezing cold. It was like an endurance test. We had a lot of stuff to get through, so it was also everyone very keen to get the work done. So there almost wasn't time to think about how cold it was. I love all of that.

Christensen: - I think it also lends itself to the work. The nature of having to make a movie in such tough conditions in such a short period of time gave us all this sort of frantic feeling that we're just trying to keep up with in the movie. (Read the entire interview at the above link.)

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Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton answer questions about Vanishing on 7th Street.

September 21, 2010 - New Takers International Movie Trailer - Hayden and the crew takes the action on the road. - A new trailer has been released for Takers as it prepares to be released in countries around the world starting the first week in October (and Qatar 30-Sep-10).

Takers Worldwide Release Dates

September 20, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Premiere and Q&A Photos - Larry Richman is a freelance journalist covering independent films and has posted photos from the Q&A for Vanishing on 7th Street at the Toronto International Film Festival and his thoughts on the movie.

Hayden Christensen, cast & crew at "Vanishing on 7th Street" World Premiere Q&A (Read more...)

"On Sunday, September 12, 2010 I attended the gala World Premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street at the Toronto International Film Festival. Featured in the Midnight Madness section, the sold-out screening was held at the 1300-seat Ryerson Theatre."

"In a chilling theme which would be repeated again and again over the years, the residents of a small town suddenly disappear in the classic Twilight Zone episode Where Is Everybody. Those stories inform some of my film sensibilities to this day, and Vanishing on 7th Street takes that idea and adds elements of horror and post-apocalyptic visions as explored in recent films like I Am Legend and The Road."(Click link above to read more.)

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Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton at Vanishing on 7th Street Q&A at TIFF 2010 .

September 17, 2010 - Genre films and Comedies Market Well at TIFF - Genre Films have had a good couple of years at film festivals and the trend seems to be continuing as distributors look to horror and other genres as a good investment. Genre films starring Hayden Christensen include Vanishing on 7th Street still for sale and recently announced in the line-up for the Sitges Film Festival and the upcoming thriller "The Cold" going into production soon.

Bidding Wars, Biggish Deals Return to the Toronto Film Festival

"Genre films and comedies are in; drama is out. - That's the word from producers at the Toronto International Film Festival as they look to find distributors who will pay big bucks to acquire and release their movies. "In a period of economic caution and relatively few [buyers] on the ground, the more mainstream material tends to find a home," said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford, who had four films up for sale at this year's festival, including "Insidious," a horror film which closed a deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group after its midnight premiere.

" "I think it was very reinvigorating," said Celine Rattray, president of Mandalay Vision, which has two films still up for sale, "The Whistleblower" and "Vanishing on 7th Street." "Even though there are less buyers, there has been a lot of buying. I find it very encouraging." And while Rattray agreed that genre films, such as "7th Street," which also played in the festival's midnight section, have a strong hook and built-in audience, she says movies with top-notch celebrities in award-worthy performances can also find a home." "

September 17, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street at Sitges Film Festival - Vanishing on 7th Street will be presented at Spain's Sitges Film Festival as part of the Official Fantastic Selection Galas. "The Festival will be screening titles, both national and international, that are on everyone's lips, have picked up awards at other festivals and are anxiously awaited by the general public." The 2010 Sitges Film Festival runs from October 7 - 17 in Sitges, Spain. Vanishing on 7th Street is directed by Brad Anderson and stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, Jacob Latimore and John Leguizamo.

Sitges Film Festival

"In its European premiere SITGES 2010 will also be presenting "Vanishing on 7th Street", the latest film from Brad Anderson, winner of the award for best director at Sitges 2001 for Session 9 and selected with The Machinist at Sitges 2004, where actor Christian Bale picked up the award for best actor. This year, Anderson premieres a movie that�s halfway between science fiction and horror.

September 15, 2010 - Holt Renfrew / Variety Studio: Thandie Newton & Hayden Christensen - Thandie Newton and Hayden Christensen stopped by the Holt Renfrew Variety Studio in Toronto to talk about Vanishing on 7th Street which premiered at Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie will possibly be released early in 2011.

September 15, 2010 - Toronto Notebook: Thandie Newton & Hayden Christensen - (E! News) - "Though they're stalking the red carpet for Toronto's Midnight Madness program with the creepy Vanishing on 7th Street, Thandie Newton and Hayden Christensen both have happy memories of Toronto.

"Christensen also has a strong affinity for Toronto. "I grew up here, so this is home. I don't get to spend an awful lot of time here, but I feel like I'm a true Torontonian at heart, so it's nice that we have such a great festival here. The city really comes alive for it."

About Vanishing on 7th Street: "As Christensen says, "I enjoy a good scare. But [Vanishing on 7th Street], for me, sort of goes beyond the genre and allows an audience to not be so overly manipulated and really kind of think about what they're watching. This is my type of horror film." " Read all...

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Hayden Christensen on the red carpet for 2010 TIFF premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street.

September 14, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Red Carpet Interview with Erin Nicole of WXYZ - Erin Nicole of Channel 7 in Detroit interviews Hayden, Brad, Thandie and Jacob on the red carpet in this video from the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street. (Sorry. I had to disable video because of problem script in embed. Click to view video on WXYZ,)

Vanishing on 7th Street - TIFF Red Carpet

September 14, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Red Carpet Interview - Interesting video interviews from the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street.

Q: What qualities did Hayden bring to the film that made you choose him?

Brad Anderson: An Emotional sort of vulnerability. He sort of plays this guy as a little bit jaded. At the same time he's so good at bringing in the emotional part of it. Hayden is a very thoughtful actor.

Q: Did you learn something from working with Brad Anderson?

Hayden Christensen: You always learn something when you work with a great filmmaker. Brad's a great storyteller and really passionate about figuring the characters out. I really enjoyed working with him. We're probably going to do another film soon.

September 14, 2010 - WXYZ Channel 7 at TIFF Premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street - Erin Nicole and WXYZ Channel 7 of Detroit visiting Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street. Hayden seemed surprised and happy to see his co-star as Erin interviewed Hayden at the red carpet event. She also spoke to Jacob Latimore, Brad Anderson and Thandie Newton. According to Erin, Vanishing on 7th Street will be released in early 2011.

Missed at the premiere were John Leguizamo and Taylor Groothuis. Taylor has been following all the news about TIFF and Vanishing on 7th Street and told me she wished she could have been there but she has projects in LA at the moment. She sends her best wishes to Hayden.

Erin Nicole at Vansihing on 7th Street Premiere - Article and Image slideshow

Erin Nicole of WXYZ surprises Hayden Christensen on the red carpet at the premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street at 2010 TIFF. Hayden Christensen talks to Erin Nicole at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

September 13, 2010 - Hayden Attentive to Fans at TIFF

Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton at Press Conference for Vanishing on 7th Street (Read all.)

"Our v. own Hayden Christensen came out to promote his new thriller Vanishing on 7th Street from Director Brad Anderson. The film is about a massive Blackout which causes people to start disappearing in the city and premiered at Ryerson Theatre last night. Upon arriving the Press Conference for the film, the handsome actor told Fans-in-waiting that he'd come out to greet them after. He could also be seen slowly nursing a Tall-sized Coffee from Starbucks during breaks and finally came out after finishing work to take a generous round of photos and do autographs for everybody."

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Hayden Christensen takes a coffee break at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.

September 13, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Reviews - Below are several reviews of Vanishing on 7th Street. Beware if you're trying to avoid even the smallest spoilers. The reviews describe the movie mostly in general terms but a couple more details have been given away by Brad Anderson in interviews from TIFF that we didn't know before.

IFC Reviews Vanishing on 7th Street (Read all.)

"Hayden Christensen (in one of his best performances to date), Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and the young Jacob Latimore star as a group of strangers who are drawn towards the light of a speakeasy after an unexplained power outage leaves Detroit, and likely the rest of the world, cloaked in darkness that disappears anyone who isn't holding a flashlight, a lighter or something that can keep away the shade. The film plays out almost like a small-scale version of "I Am Legend," minus the CG zombies and putting in their place the creepier echoes of the unknown in the shadows to terrorize the quartet as they escape onto the empty streets around the bar, a safe haven thanks to its persnickety power generator, to try and find a way to prolong their lives and not evaporate into the piles of empty clothes they see around them."

The Hollywood Reporter Review - TIFF Premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street (Read all.)

The film is one of those horror movies that features a small group (in this case consisting of Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo and Jacob Latimore) holed up in an enclosed space, trying to survive a dark force, in this literally the darkness, that has seemingly already taken out the rest of society. It's this dark force that preoccupied a good chunk of the Q&A that followed the movie.

Like Anderson predicted, after the screening there was some grumbling from several die-hard horror fans.....But on the other hand, it was hard to argue that the man, whose also directed episodes of "Fringe," had made an effective chiller. One pan across the crowd would reveal girls with hands next to their heads, ready to press their ears (a nod to that successful sound design); guys sunk into their seats in an attempt to create a safe womb; and couples huddled together.

September 13, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street - Hosted by YouTube Lounge (VIDEO) - YouTube Lounge interviews Hayden, Jacob Latimore, Thandie Newton and Brad Anderson at the Vanishing on 7th Street pre-party. Hayden talks about the intensity and anxiety produced in the story and how working on a movie set with a small cast had the feeling of doing a play.

September 13, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Interviews (VIDEO) - Brad Anderson, Jacob Latimore, Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton took to the stage during closing credits to talk about Vanishing on 7th Street and answer a few questions. The cast and crew also spoke about the movie on the red carpet before the screening.

September 13, 2010 - Hayden Christensen Lagniappe - Just because I can't let this one go until later.

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Hayden Christensen at the Forest Park Ultra Party September 12th.

September 13, 2010 - Hayden Christensen on the Red Carpet for Vanishing on 7th Street - Hayden, Thandie Newton, Jacob Latimore and Brad Anderson hit the red carpet and were on stage at the Ryerson theater for the premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street tonight as part of Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Hayden Christensen at the Ryerson Theater for the TIFF premiere of Vanishing on 7th Street.

Various Tweets and Picture Links from tonight

@SammyMint Cutie pie from Vanishing on Seventh St Jacob Latimore arrives at the #youtubelounge #tiff

@SammyMint And here's Hayden [Christensen]! He's so cute #youtubelounge #tiff

@SammyMint Hayden Christensen talks to our cameras about his role in horror flick Vanishing on 7th St

@misstishtaylor @jacoblatimore n Hayden Christensen at YouTube Pre Party Hayden and Jacob

@MattatReelz Hayden christianson and thandie newton on red carpet. Will I. Am in the house too Yfrog Red Carpet

@reelheart: #TIFF10 Day 4 Midnight Madness 'Vanishing on 7th Street' red carpet Hayden Christensen @colingeddes Red Carpet TIFF

@misstishtaylor n the Vanishing on 7th Stree t cast before the film! Now we r finally about 2 c it!! Cast on stage

@reelheart #TIFF - Midnight Madness 'Vanishing on 7th Street' intro Thandie Newton & Hayden Christensen Hayden - Midnight Madness

@BlackBerryScene Hayden Christiansen is in the house!!! #TIFF10

@outlawedmarsh: My cousin in law @aliasfortyseven is sitting behind the cast at the premiere of vanishing on 7th street right now! #darthhayden

@hinjang: At Ryerson Theatre (with rave / electronica / techno music?!) awaiting my third film of the evening VANISHING ON 7TH STREET. #TIFF10

@LockhartMedia: Vanishing on 7th Street Premiere has pretty sick music #tiff #mmadnesstiff

@EloiNation: Just interviewed Thandie Newton = STUNNING & Hayden Christensen = TRES HANDSOME 4 world premiere of Vanishing on 7th St. @ Midnight Madness!

September 12, 2010 - Takers Moves up to Number 2 at Weekend Boxoffice - Though "Takers" is in fewer theaters than last week, the heist film overtook the second spot in it's thrid weekend out behind the new leader "Resident Evil: Afterlife". With a budget of $32 million, Takers has accumulated $47 million in domestic sales. It's hopefully looking good for a prequel with all the guys coming back with more action.

September 12, 2010 - Hayden Christensen Hosts Ultra Event for TIFF - More pictures of Hayden from last nights part at Ultra in Toronto.

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Hayden Christensen at Ultra for TIFF 2010.Hayden Christensen Ultra for TIFF 2010.

Hayden Christensen celebrates in honor of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.Hayden Christensen hosts a night at Ultra for TIFF.

September 12, 2010 - Hayden Christensen at Ultra - Hayden Christensen and Tove Chirstensen celebrated the Toronto International Film Festival last night, hosting a party at Ultra Night Club. Thandie Newton, Hayden's co-star in Vanishing on 7th Street, K-OS and Geoffrey Rush were among the guests. (Thanks to Meyree for the pictures. I'll try to replace the Medium pics with HQ's soon.)

Hayden Christensen causes K-Os!!! spin at Ultra

Hayden Christensen used the force (of his celebrity) to give Ultra's DJ a break at his party on Saturday night. At the 29-year-old Thornhill-raised actor's request, Toronto hip-hop artist K-Os commandeered the turntables until the actor made an early exit around 1 a.m.

With a cardboard cut-out of Darth Vader looming in the window of the Adidas store across the street, the real(-ish) Anakin Skywalker and his 37-year-old brother Tove hoisted Belvedere vodka bottles at a party for their production company, Forest Park Pictures. While the stars were on their best behaviour, the crowd was a little rowdy, with one man dancing with a bottle of Belvedere shoved down his pants.

The Brothers Christensen hung out in a roped-off VIP section with Thandie Newton, Hayden's co-star in his TIFF flick Vanishing on Seventh Street, and The King's Speech co-star Geoffrey Rush. Unfortunately, the club's photographer failed to find them for a photo. She sighed as she clicked through her pics. "Just a bunch of drunk people," she said.

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Hayden Christensen and Tove Christensen at Ultra for TIFF 2010.Hayden Christensen and Thandie Newton at Ultra for TIFF 2010.

Hayden Christensen with Tove Christensen and Thandie Newton celebrate in honor of the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.Hayden Christensen and Tove Christensen host a night at Ultra for TIFF pictured with guest Thandie Newton.

September 11, 2010 - Forest Park Party Honoring TIFF - Hayden and Tove's party honoring the Toronto International Film Festival is well underway at Ultra Supper Club in Toronto tonight. K-OS has made it to the party and I hear there is a light rain in downtown Toronto. That might keep people from celebrating on the rooftop bar at Ultra. Trying to keep up with the Tweets and other TIFF news below.

Shinan Govani, National Post - Homegrown Hayden Christensen, at TIFF with his scaaaaary movie Vanishing on 7th Street, is set to be here, there, and at Ultra over the next few days. And more than likely sporting a 'do cut by his own hands! He uses "dog trimmers" on his locks, he so style-secret-revealed in the recent pages of InStyle.

@koskhv: As far as parties .. in a couple hours i am no doubt crashing his K-OS Twitpic

@rachelshutt: Just saw Colin Firth and Hayden Christiansen downtown TO. Celeb sightings for TIFF so far.

@outlawedmarsh: Sitting at Ultra Supper Club, and Darth Hayden is eating here

@jacoblatimore: Packin for the "Vanishing On 7th Street" Premiere Tomorrow in Toronto.

@kaitlynmdavies: May the force be with me. Just met Hayden Christensen.

@corduroymag: Hayden Christensen hanging with k-os at #TIFF after party

@briansean: I'm at the Hayden Christensen Party (@ Ultra Supper Club w/ 4 others)

September 11, 2010 - Takers Holding at Number 3 in 3rd Weekend - Takers held at number 3 in boxoffice receipts just behind "The American" on Friday as "Resident Evil: Afterlife" debuted in first place on it's opening day. Machete dropped to number 4. Takers numbers were up slightly even though it is now showing on fewer screens (2,191) this weekend and there is still a lot of buzz on Twitter about the heist film starring Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Idris Elba and Michael Ealy. Interesting review for Takers below.

Hit-men, thieves and exorcists: Hard work for those who can handle it

Better than expected, Takers takes a lot of heist-movie cliches and adds a stylish gloss and efficient pacing. The film doesn't have a lot of surprises and it's not terribly deep, but it's assembled with a confidence - and, more importantly, a competence - that makes it an enjoyable diversion.

Elba plays the leader of a group of extremely good-looking and well-dressed thieves including Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown and Hayden Christensen. Having recently completed a successful job, they are immediately handed another by a former member (rapper Tip "TI" Harris). With a potential $20 million take, it's too tempting a score to pass up - which also means that it's too good to be true. There's also the matter of the two hardboiled detectives (Matt Dillon and Jay Hernandez) on their trail, although they too have their own dilemmas to deal with.

As in most, if not all, heist movies, the problem lies either in the planning or the personnel. Such is the case here. Takers deviates from the formula - but it's best not to divulge the specifics in order to retain what surprise there may be. Suffice to say that things do indeed go wrong, at which point the guns come out and the bodies start dropping. All of a sudden, that good-looking cast isn't so good-looking anymore. Bullets tend to have that effect.

Takers might have been better suited to a R rating, but director John Lussenhop (also one of the screenwriters) milks as much mayhem as he can out of the PG-13 rating. The likable cast brings conviction to stock roles, although a few of them - particularly Zoe Saldana and Johnathon Schaech - barely have time to make an impression. It's also nice to see Steve Harris and Glynn Turman here, lending a little extra heft.

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Hayden Christensen as AJ in Takers.

September 10, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street Film Party Extra - SKYY Vodka Canada - WHO: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton. Where: ULTRA. When: Today - 7:00pm - 11:30pm. Skyy Vodka Canada - Facebook

September 9, 2010 - Hayden at Vanishing on 7th Street Party Update - Hayden will host a party at Brassaii on Sunday, September 12th for Vanishing on 7th Street. Featured entertainment by DJ Joe Dert. 9:00 p.m. Trimode Productions. (Thanks JforJ.)

Vanishing on 7th Street premieres at TIFF during the Midnight Madness program on Sunday September 12th, at 11:59 p.m. at the Ryerson Theater and on Monday September 13th, 2:00 p.m. at the AMC 2.

September 8, 2010 - Hayden's Double Hosting Duties at TIFF - Hayden Christensen will be at Ultra on September 11 and Brassaii on September 12, hosting back-to-back parties for Vanishing on 7th Street during the Toronto International Film Festival. Producer Tove Christensen will also be hosting for Forest Park Pictures according to the INK Entertainment announcement and RSVP invitation pictured below. Source (Thanks to Jumping for Joy for the links.)

The Announcement Reads: "Forest Park presents an evening in honour of the Toronto International Film Festival. Hosted by Hayden Christensen and Tove Christensen. Star and Producer of "Vanishing on 7th Street". Source and Source

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Hayden Christensen and Tove Christensen host Forest Park event for Toronto Film Festival.

September 8, 2010 - Hayden and TIFF News From Around the World Wide Web - Parties and pre-festivities are being announced in anticipation for The Toronto International Film Festival which gets underway September 9th. VIP guest lists have been set for events around town at this year's festival. Hayden will host the party sponsored by Forest Park Pictures on September 11 at the Ultra Supper Club. There is also a Twitter alert for Brassaii for a party at the popular Toronto lounge. (thanks to JforJ for info)

Kristine Okolita - Brassaii Film fest.. Keanu Reeves, Zach Galafanakis, Uma Thurman, Hayden Christiansen and more...god i cant spell.

Celeb Spotting at TIFF - Hot spot: 'Vanishing on 7th Street' after-party at Ultra in the Entertainment District. Who you'll see: Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton.

INK Entertainment - September 11, 2010 - "Forest Park" Special Event hosted by Hayden Christensen. Ultra [314 Queen Street West] Open til 4am.

September 8, 2010 - The Dust Settles at the Box Office - The final totals on Tuesday showed Takers coming in at number 3 for the long Labor Day holiday weekend. Even so, the heist film still had the best per screen average taking in more at each location than the top two movies this weekend. The movie also was consistently one of the two most talked about movies on Twitter this past weekend along with Machete. Following Harry Potter and Jackas 3D, Takers has the most followers on Facebook.

The film starrring Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Matt Dillon, Chris Brown, T.I and Jay Hernandez has had a solid performance at the boxoffice over the past two weeks. Box Office Mojo and Boxoffice

September 5, 2010 - Takers Shootout at the Boxoffice Part 2 - If the studio estimates hold for the weekend, Hayden and the crew of "Takers" will come in a close second to George Clooney's "The American". "Takers" pulled ahead of "Machete" on Saturday after the estimates for the three day weekend were posted but still outperformed both new films on a per screen average for the second weekend in a row. There are totals still to be counted for the longer Labor Day holiday weekend which will come in on Monday and finalized on Tuesday. Source

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Hayden Christensen gives a thumbs up at the Los Angeles premiere of Takers.

September 4, 2010 - Takers Second Week Box Office Report - Slips to Number 3 - Can "Takers" be the little movie that could and take number 1 for a second weekend in a row? The "Takers" crew, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Idris Elba, T.I. and Paul Walker, showed strong numbers during their second week despite coming in second to George Clooney's "The American". "The American" was released on 2,823 screens on Wednesday, Sept. 1st with "Takers" grossing over a million each day on it's original 2206 screens from Monday to Thursday, not far behind the leader.

"Takers" came in third in Friday's boxoffice race, affected by first weekend numbers for "The American" and the debut of "Machete" both in more theaters than "Takers". The other new release this weekend is "Going the Distance" with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long in 3,030 theaters and coming in 5th on Friday. Source: Ropes of Silicon and Box Office Mojo

Don't wait to see "Takers". It's a fun movie and has to be seen in a theater on the big screen to really enjoy all the action and cast of favorites. So make a night of it at the movies with your own crew and have some fun.

1. Machete $3,900,000 Theaters: 2,670
2. The American $3,800,000 Theaters: 2,823
3. Takers $3,100,000 Theaters: 2206
4. The Last Exorcism $2,270,000 Theaters: 2,874
5. Going the Distance $2,240,000 Theaters: 3,030

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Hayden Christensen with Paul Walker, Idris Elba and Chris Brown in Takers in theaters now.

September 3, 2010 - Quantum Quest Surprises at Dragon Con - Quantum Quest may have some surprises in store during the panel on Saturday night.

Quantum Quest 3D"

Quantum Quest's A-list voice cast includes two Captain Kirks (William Shatner and Chris Pine), two Jedi Knights (Mark Hamill and Samuel L. Jackson) and two Darth Vaders (James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen) - a first for Hollywood and a first for the galaxy. Quantum Quest will premiere in Large Format and conventional theaters in late 2010.

The film's Writer /Producer /Co-Director Dr. Harry Kloor (CEO of Jupiter 9 Productions, co-producer of QQ), along with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chairman and Director, Challenger Center For Space Science Education, will lead a Quantum Quest panel which will include surprise guest appearances both live and virtual. The panel, "Captain Kirks vs Darth Vaders: The Inside Stories Behind the Making of Quantum Quest," will be held from 8:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday, at the Marriot Atrium Ballroom. The first 1000 guests will receive a special collectible 3D Quantum Quest lithograph.

September 3, 2010 - Hayden Brings Swag to Takers - It was all about style, class and attitude in Takers. Criminals with a taste for the high life and the finer things.

Premiere Props has gathered the swag from the Takers crew for those who have a taste in fine movie collectibles and these collectibles have designer tags including Dolce and Gabana, Rag and Bone, Prada, Hugo Boss and Versace. But how can they compare to the collectible value of one little white ribbed item with a Fruit of the Loom label.

Premiere Props - Takers Costumes - Check out Hayden's costumes below and at Premiere Props, all screen worn. The Christy cream band fedora is there too. Hayden liked the hat so much he kept one of them and stills wears it now and then.

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Hayden Christensen - AJ's security guard uniform from Premiere Props.Hayden Christensen's orange jumpsuit as worn in Takers.

Hayden Christensen - White screen worn suit from TakersHayden Christensen - AJ's vest and pants as worn in Takers.

September 3, 2010 - Quantum Quest Screening at Dragon Con - Quantum Quest A Cassini Space Odyssey will screen at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Saturday, September 4 at 8:30 pm in the atrium Ballroom of the Marriott. Following the screening producer Harry Kloor will appear with Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and others at the "Captain Kirks vs. Darth Vaders: The Inside Stories Behind the Making of Quantum Quest" panel.

NASA Footage Sets Scene for Quantum Quest Movie

Footage from seven ongoing NASA space missions provide hyper-realistic scenery for 3-D animated film Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, which debuts Saturday at the DragonCon sci-fi convention in Atlanta. For added star power, Quantum producer Harry Kloor wrangled William Shatner, Chris Pine, Mark Hamill, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen for the voice cast.

Dragon Con

Saturday, September 4th at 8:30pm in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott Dr. Harry Kloor will be hosting the screen of the upcoming animated film Quantum Quest!!! The first 1000 people to arrive will receive a special collectible lithograph.

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Hayden Christensen in the sound studio for the animated film Quantum Quest A Cassini Space Odyssey.

September 2, 2010 - Vanishing on 7th Street in Toronto - IM Global, the sales company for Vanishing on 7th Street, has set up shop in Toronto for the Toronto International film Festival. There are also several updates on Vanishing on 7th Street on Facebook including the announcement of a YouTube Channel.

"Long gone are the days of deals all done over dinner at Sotto Sotto. IM Global has rented out the presidential suite of the Hyatt Regency (right next to the new Bell Lightbox) as the setting in which to woo buyers for four films screening at TIFF (Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell, Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen and John Leguizamo, Insidious and Bunraku). But it's also looking for distributors for such non-festival titles as Skyline 2 and zombie thriller The Bay. It's not the only company setting up official sales operations; many others have booked space at the King Street Hyatt. So long, Yorkville." Source

Vanishing on 7th Street - Facebook - Announcements and Links.

Screening Tickets - Vanishing on 7th Street at TIFF's Midnight Madness Program.

Vanishing on 7th Street - YouTube

First Look - Entertainment Weekly's brief look at Vanishing on 7th Street.

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New Vanishing on 7th Street image with Hayden Christensen.

September 1, 2010 - TV Updates - Hayden's television schedule has been updated. Jumper airs on FX (basic cable) this month. Reelz Channel TV "Hollywood and Dine" is cooking with Hayden and catch a repeat of Hayden on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight 11:05 CT or 12:05 ET.

September 1, 2010 - Ultra Party in Toronto for TIFF - ULTRA welcomes HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN at FILM FEST! - September 11 at 10:00 pm - September 12 at 4:00 am. Facebook Announcement. (Thanks to JforJ and Sweetlove for info.)

Also.....Vanishing on 7th Street starring Hayden Christensen will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, September 12, at 11:59 p.m. at the Ryerson Theater with a second screening on Monday September 13, 2:00 p.m. at the AMC 2.

September 1, 2010 - Hayden on Reelz Channel TV - If you get Reelz Channel TV from your cable or satellite provider, you can watch Hayden on Hollywood and Dine on Friday, September 3 at 11:00 am ET and again on Monday, September 6 at 2:00 am ET . You can check for channels in your area on Reelz Channel TV. If you don't get Hollywood and Dine check the video section later to see if they've added this episode.

"Christina Applegate - Cooking with the stars. Talking about upcoming movie releases and making the favorite dishes of Christina Applegate, Hayden Christensen, and James Cameron."

August 2010 Archive