Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sean Astin films "The Best" Chinese TV Show

Last November, Sean Astin filmed an episode of the Chinese TV show "The Best," a sort of "Inside the Actor's Studio" interview program. Other guests interviewed included M. Night Shyamalan, Stan Lee and Justin Lin.

Here are some behind the scenes photos and a promo video for the episode airing this year in China. As a special bonus, included are photos of Sean's stop at the Westside German Shepherd Rescue to visit a special dog named Rambo!

Sean Astin and M. Night Shyamalan

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Vox Populi Radio covers the State of the Union Address

Sean Astin's Vox Populi Radio did its first of several "pre-season" podcasts on January 28, 2014, following President Obama's State of the Union Address. Listen below as Sean gives his thoughts on the address, and is joined by conservative commentator Ron Christie.

Current Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Vox Populi0 on BlogTalkRadio

[Please note there are technical difficulties when Sean is lost at about 40 minutes in; it lasts about 9 minutes, so please be patient or scrub ahead!]

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Moms' Night Out gets trailer and release date

"Moms' Night Out," starring Sean Astin, Sarah Drew, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins and Harry Shum Jr. has an official trailer and a release date: May 9, 2014 (unsurprisingly Mothers Day weekend!)

"All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation… a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong? MOMS' NIGHT OUT is an endearing true-to-life family comedy that celebrates the beautiful mess called parenting."  —Movie website.

Here are some screen caps of Sean from the trailer and other sources:

Sean and his movie wife Allyson, played by Sarah Drew, share a romantic moment.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sean Astin appears in CarMax slow clap commercial

In a nod to his role in Rudy, Sean Astin shows up in CarMax's Big Game commercial, in which a customer gets a slow clap acknowledgement of his purchase. A shorter version will appear during the SuperBowl; it's not known at this time if Sean will be in the aired version.

Sean appears at 0:31!

CarMax also made a puppy version of the commercial, matching the human ad shot for shot. Check out Sean as a puppy in a football jacket!

Which do yo think is cuter??

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Woman Who Taught the Goonies has posted an article about Rhoda C. Fine, a studio teacher for over 30 years who worked with such actors as Elijah Wood, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Cera, and the cast of The Goonies. The article includes a sampling of a treasure trove of photos from Ms. Fine's website.

Rhoda Fine and the Goonies on set

Josh Brolin, Kerri Green and Sean Astin

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Doing ADR for Ribbit

Last week Sean Astin and Cherami Kuehn did some additional dialog recording for their roles as Ribbit the frog and his best friend Sandy the squirrel in the upcoming animated film "Ribbit," written and directed by Chuck Powers. The movie also stars Tim Curry and Russell Peters. Watch the teaser trailer here.

Cherami Kuehn (Sandy) and Sean Astin (Ribbit)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

English trailer for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Here is the English language trailer for Cabin Fever: Patient Zero starring Sean Astin. The movie will be released on Blu-ray in the UK March 17. Still no word on US release date. Source

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sean Astin and Patty Duke at Traditions of Christmas

On his way home from Toronto for the holidays, Sean Astin stopped in Coeur D'Alene, ID to see his mother Anna Pearce (aka Patty Duke) and step father Mike Pearce as Mrs. and Santa Claus in "Traditions of Christmas." Ever accommodating, Sean took some photos with fans and other cast members.

Michael Peace, Sean Astin and Patty Duke with some friends