The most surprising thing about Entertainment Weekly’s list of 17 sci-fi misfires? None of the Star Wars films are on it – although Blade Runner is. Huh.
The power of Hayden Christensen compels you!
Jumper topped the box office this weekend, adding fuel to the fire that the combined power of Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson can propel a movie to do well even if the reviews are bad and there’s no giant all-powerful franchise backing it up. Or, maybe people just like sci-fi tinged action movies starring pretty boys and handsome badasses. Will we ever know?
Did anyone see it? Opinions?
Anakin and Windu Rumble!
There are some videos as well as still shots from the teleporting-mutant movie Jumper with Samuel L. Jackson and Hayden Christensen, which comes out in a couple of weeks. Jackson twirls a mean taser! I wonder if he learned that by playing with lightsabers.
Movie News: Razzies, Cloverfield, Jumper
2007 must have been good for sci-fi, because the only genre films to get Razzie nods were known crudfests Ghost Rider (Nicolas Cage, Worst Actor,) Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Jessica Alba, Worst Actress, Worst Screen Couple with three of her co-stars, including Hayden Christiansen for Awake and F4’s Ioan Gruffudd.) and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem (Worst Prequel or Sequel, Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie.) And let’s not forget poor Orlando Bloom (Worst Supporting Actor) in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Cinematical has the full list.
Those looking for something with less pointing and mocking can check out the 9th Annual Golden Tomato Awards, where Harry Potter and Stardust lead the best-reviewed sci-fi films of 2007.
- Come fall, you’ll be able to unleash the Cloverfield monster on your unsuspecting toy collection.
- At Sundance, Bill Pullman is down with Grand Moff Tarkin.
- Oni is offering a 23-page preview of their Jumper’s comic-book.
- Head on over to NCC-1701.com for some Trek viral goodness.
- William Hurt talks Hulk, Iron Man.
- Eye Candy: Prince Caspian pictures!
Report from the MIT Jumper screening
Not much detail, but plenty of pictures for the Hayden-lovers. Fair warning: It’s posted at ohnotheydidnt, Livejournal’s lowest-common-denominator celebrity gossip comm, so don’t read the comments if you value your sanity.
My sanity is already shot, so I read far enough to find that Just Jared also has pictures.
MIT gets a sneak peek at Jumper
According to AICN, MIT LSC will be holding a free sneak preview of Jumper on Wednesday January 16th. Following the screening, a discussion panel about the film and the the physics of teleportation with star Hayden Christensen, director Doug Liman and physics professors Max Tegmark and Edward Farhi.
After doing more to make people afraid of surgery than any newspaper scandal in Awake, Hayden Christensen‘s new movie Jumper is trying to get even more buzz going with a new trailer.
Samuel L. Jackson gets payback!
Yesterday was a big day for Hayden Christensen and Samuel L. Jackson fans, as the first trailer for Jumper was released. The movie is based on the book by Steven Gould, which means even Boing Boing got in on the squee action.
Sam falls to the Dark Side
Samuel L. Jackson (Mace Windu) reports that he rather enjoyed playing the baddie in his new film Jumpers.
He’s in the movie with a familiar face, Mr. Dark Side himself, Hayden Christensen.
Hayden in another trilogy
I guess trilogies are guaranteed employment for an actor. Hopefully Hayden Christensen sees this as a good thing. His latest movie Jumper (co-starring another Star Wars alum, Samuel L. Jackson) is going to be a trilogy.