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Sean Astin's Audition for The Goonies Is Predictably Adorable

Even kids with famous parents need a big break. For Sean Astin, that break was The Goonies. Astin, son of well-known actors Patty Duke and John Astin, had done only two small TV movies before landing the lead role in the Steven Spielberg-produced film. From there, he became an instant star, forging a career filled…Read more...
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Check Out Sean Astin’s Audition Video for The Goonies

Check out Sean Astin’s audition video for The Goonies Here’s something fun. Sean Astin has taken to Instagram (via ) to share his audition video for the 1985 Richard Donner classic The Goonies — and no, it’s not just for kicks. The actor is using the post to seek donations for the American Cross. You can view the Instagram post below. RELATED: Elton John To Host Coronavirus Relief Effort Special With Guest Artists “Never before seen footage!!! My Goonies Audition. Hey you guuys, I’ve been w...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Austin, Netflix, Josh Brolin, Peter Jackson, The Goonies, Steven Spielberg, Sean Astin, Richard Donner, Chris Columbus, ComingSoon, Movie News, Astin, Jeff Cohen Corey Feldman, John Matuszak Robert Davi Die Hard Joe Pantoliano

VIDEO: Skylar Astin Talks About Filming PITCH PERFECT on TODAY SHOW!

Skylar Astin, who played Jesse Swanson in aoePitch Perfect,a reflects on what inspires him about his character. He remembers the movie's best riff-offs and explores why the movie still resonates. Astin currently stars in aoeZoey's Extraordinary Playlista on NBC. [Author: Stage Tube]
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The Goonies Re-Enactment Series Gets Pilot Order at Fox

The Goonies re-enactment series gets pilot order at Fox Nearly 35 years since Richard Donner’s iconic film The Goonies had made its theatrical release in 1985, Deadline reports that Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television is bringing back the beloved iconic comedy film in the form of a new untitled drama series which has just been given an official pilot order by Fox. The series will feature a group of aspiring young filmmakers as they attempt to recreate The Goonies shot-by-shot. RELATED: Rick...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Fox, United States, TV News, Library Of Congress, The Goonies, Steven Spielberg, Mikey, Amblin Television, Richard Donner, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Rick Moranis, Chris Columbus

Netflix’s No Good Nick Sets Premiere Date With New Poster

Netflix’s No Good Nick Sets Premiere Date With New Poster Netflix has announced the premiere date for their upcoming new family sitcom No Good Nick, starring starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart and Stranger Things star Sean Astin. The 20-episode series will make its debut on April 15, exclusively on Netflix. Check out the full poster below! RELATED: Paul Rudd to Lead Netflix Comedy Series Living With Yourself PB = PB || {}; PB.gptSt...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Viggo Mortensen, Steven Spielberg, NICK, Melissa, Hart, Nicole, Melissa Joan Hart, Paul Rudd, Sabrina, Sean Astin, ComingSoon, David H Steinberg

Skylar Astin Cast in NBC Pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Skylar Astin cast in NBC pilot Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist According to The Wrap, Pitch Perfect alum Skylar Astin has signed on to join Jane Levy (Suburgatory) in NBC‘s upcoming musical comedy-drama titled Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.  In addition, Glee‘s Alex Newell has also been cast in the pilot. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]};
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Stephen King, Paul Feig, Hulu, Max, Zoey, Universal Music Group, Newell, Alex Newell, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Feig, Andre Holland

‘Anything You Can Imagine’ Takes Readers on a Wonderful Journey Through Peter Jackson’s Middle-Earth

It might sound hyperbolic, but Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a minor miracle. Jackson and company were able to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series into three massive, all-encompassing, emotionally-driven and wholly exciting movies. The original film trilogy would end in massive box office returns, Oscar glory, and an ever-lasting legacy. Ian Nathan‘s wonderful new book Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth takes readers on a jo...
Tags: Books, London, Movies, Fantasy, Features, Harvey Weinstein, Adaptation, Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, Peter-Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Tarantino, John Boorman, Stewart

Board Question #91715: There are at least three ways that students get through ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,There are at least three ways that students get through college from a financial perspective. (1) They pay, (2) their parents pay, (3) they qualify for a scholarship (often combined with either (1) or (2)).Ignoring scholarships, do you think that, on average, students who pay their own way are at an advantage (or disadvantage) or get a better (or worse) education or appreciate (or not...) their education more than those students who have college tuition paid for them by th...
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Melissa Joan Hart & Sean Astin to Star in Netflix’s No Good Nick

Melissa Joan Hart & Sean Astin to star in Netflix’s No Good Nick Netflix has announced that they are giving a 20-episode series order for their upcoming multi-camera family sitcom No Good Nick, starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart and Stranger Things star Sean Astin. “Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin are beloved by millions of fans around the world, and we are delighted to bring them together as parents for the very first time,” said Melissa Cobb, VP Kids and Family at...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Viggo Mortensen, Steven Spielberg, NICK, Hart, Nicole, Melissa Joan Hart, Paul Rudd, Sabrina, Sean Astin, ComingSoon, David H Steinberg, Andy Fickman

Here’s How the Talented ‘Stranger Things’ Cast Came Together

Stranger Things won’t return to Netflix until 2019. If you’re going through withdrawal from the hit series, perhaps this very pleasant video will help. The creators and crew behind the show come together to discuss how the very talented Stranger Things cast came together. Almost everyone – from the kids who are at the center of the show, to David Harbor, and even the season 2 new additions – gets a shout-out here. Stranger Things Cast Video The Emmy Awards are right around the corner (S...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Emmy, Cuba, Winona Ryder, Reiser, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Jim Hopper, Astin, David Harbour, Duffer Brothers, Carmen Cuba, David Harbor

Skylar Astin Joins Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Final Season

Skylar Astin joins Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s final season Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect, Graves) will be joining the fourth and final season of The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Deadline has confirmed from today’s TCA. Astin will be stepping into the role of Greg for the series, the former love interest for Rebecca Bunch, played by Rachel Bloom. Previously played by Santino Fontana, the series will see Astin’s version emerge as a “reimagined” version of the character after having been absent for the th...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rebecca, TV News, Manhattan, Patton Oswalt, Cw, Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-girlfriend, Greg, Golden Globe, West Covina California, Rebecca Bunch

Skylar Astin joins final season of ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Skylar Astin is joining the fourth and final season of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” this fall playing a character familiar to viewers of the CW show. Astin takes over the role of Greg, originally played by Santino Fontana in the show’s first season. Fontana decided not to return in order to pursue […]
Tags: News, Ap, Cw, Greg, Fontana, BEVERLY HILLS Calif, Skylar Astin, Santino Fontana, Nation & World, Astin

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Goonies and Lord of the Rings Star Sean Astin

Sean Astin is one of those actors you just have to love. Whether it was his turn as Mikey in The Goonies, Rudy in Rudy, Sam in The Lord of the Rings, or even Bob in Stranger Things 2, Astin’s kindness, determination, and earnestness make him a true fan favorite. Astin’s next project is out today. He’s the narrator of …Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Bob, Lord Of The Rings, Nostalgia, Mikey, Sean Astin, Stranger Things, Goonies, Astin, Captain Underpants, Rudy Sam

Stranger Things' Bob Returned For Bizarre Netflix Video, And We're Confused

Netflix released a quirky new clip with Season Astin, while also bringing back Dustin's cat Mews.
Tags: Religion, Netflix, Bob, Dustin, Astin

Parkland Survivors Get a Broadway Master Class in Healing

Florida students began rehearsing “Spring Awakening” before the Feb. 14 shooting at their high school. They wanted to keep going. The show’s original cast came to support them.
Tags: Florida, News, Cameron, Lea, Theater, Christine, Jonathan, Gideon, Fla, Michele, Barclay, Groff, Glick, Skylar, Parkland, Astin

Sequel Bits: ‘Glass’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘John Wick 3’, ‘Pacific Rim’ and More

In this edition of Sequel Bits: M. Night Shyamalan has finished filming Unbreakable sequel Glass Set photos show Samuel L. Jackson‘s Mr. Glass on the set of Glass John Wick 3 is starting production soon-ish Sean Astin weighs-in on that Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series Luc Besson says no to a Valerian TV series Pacific Rim: Uprising introduces us to John Boyega‘s character Finished 25 days of shooting on #Glass. Wow! I’m exhausted and excited in equal measures. — M. Night Shyamalan (@MNig...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Glass, Sequels, Pacific Rim, Idris Elba, Luc Besson, James McAvoy, 20th Century Fox, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Keanu Reeves, Samuel L Jackson

Sean Astin Says He Predicted ‘Lord of the Rings’ Remake

After Variety broke the news that Amazon and Warner Bros. Studios were in talks to adapt “Lord of the Rings” into a television series, its film star Sean Astin says he knew a remake was inevitable. Astin, who played the hobbit Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson’s original “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, told Kyle Anderson on his […]
Tags: Amazon, News, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Kyle Anderson, Warner Bros Studios, Sean Astin, Astin, Samwise Gamgee

‘The Goonies 2’ Will Still “Likely” Happen, But in What Form?

The Goonies actor Sean Astin is back in the public eye with his turn as the delightfully normcore Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2, and while he was making the press rounds to promote the show, the inevitable happened: someone asked him about the possibility of The Goonies 2. But instead of shrugging it off, Astin seemed hopeful about the odds of the long-discussed sequel coming to fruition. But would it happen as a live-action movie, or something else entirely? Speaking with The Huffington Po...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Sequels, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Mikey, Sean Astin, Richard Donner, Action/Adventure, Family Films, Astin, Bob Newby, The-Goonies, The-Goonies-2

‘Stranger Things 2’: The Original Plan For Sean Astin’s Bob Was Very Different

In Stranger Things 2, the latest season of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, Sean Astin delivers a memorable performance as the lovably dorky Bob, boyfriend to Winona Ryder‘s character Joyce. Bob’s storyline unfolds in unexpected ways, but Stranger Things producers Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy recently revealed that there was a much different plan for Bob before the show began filming. Get the details below, and beware of SPOILERS. One again, this post contains MAJOR SPOILERS. Don’t read t...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Levy, Sequels, Bob, Steve, Collider, Winona-Ryder, Dan Cohen, Sean Astin, Shawn-Levy, Stranger Things, Astin, Noah Schnapp

‘Stranger Things’ Wraps Filming; What to Expect in Season 2

Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s biggest surprise hits last year and the ’80s-set supernatural series is taking its sweet time coming back to us. The genre hit by Matt and Ross Duffer won’t return until Halloween (which is rather appropriate), depriving us of more Stranger Things for another five months. But Season 2 has officially wrapped production, and some on-set interviews interviews featuring cast members David Harbour (the grizzled Chief Hopper) and Finn Wolfhard (Mike, leader of the...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Broadway, Radio Shack, Department Of Energy, Hopper, Owens, Matt, Burke, Joyce, Dan Aykroyd, Sadie, Winona-Ryder, Reiser, Sean Astin

TNT Adds Sean Astin To ‘The Alienist’ – The Most Interesting Show Headed Your Way

If you haven’t heard about TNT‘s upcoming series, The Alienist, you’re going to want to make sure you keep your eye on it from now on. Already one of the most interesting shows on the horizon, they’ve now added Sean Astin in one of the main roles, and he seems perfect for the part. The series is based on the novel by Caleb Carr, and is a wild, psychological thriller set in New York City in 1896. A strange, and gruesome series of murders grabs attention in the city, and the new police commissione...
Tags: Featured, Television, Movies, New York City, TV News, BAFTA, TNT, Robert, Lucius, Roosevelt, Budapest Hungary, Stevie, Theodore Roosevelt, Sara Howard, Sean Astin, Caleb Carr

Sean Astin to Play Theodore Roosevelt in The Alienist Series

Sean Astin to play Theodore Roosevelt in The Alienist series Sean Astin (Stranger Things Season 2, The Lord of the Rings, The Strain, The Goonies) is set to star as Theodore Roosevelt, the Police Commissioner for New York City, in TNT‘s The Alienist, the eagerly-anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. Astin joins fellow series regulars Daniel Brühl (Rush, Captain America: Civil War) as forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler; Luke Evans...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, New York City, Netflix, New York Times, TV News, BAFTA, TNT, Rudy, Taylor, Sam, Eric Roth, Turner, Cary Fukunaga, Robert

Anna Camp & 13 Other Stars Let Us Peek Inside Their iPhones

In the early 2000s, everyone wanted to know what JLo kept in her Louis Vuitton bag and Jennifer Aniston kept in her Burberry clutch. Usually, some assortment of gum, lipstick, makeup blotters, mirrors, and phones was involved.While celebs' bags are certainly no less relevant today, what's inside them isn't the best way to understand how your favorite stars pack everything in to 24 hours and make all of their Instagram posts look flawless. After all, think about what's most important to have whe...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Washington, La, Pandora, Jennifer Aniston, Italy, Zara, Anna, Hamilton, Sephora, Birchbox, Forbes, Lauren Conrad, Louis Vuitton

Skyler Astin Reveals His Character And The Trebles Will Not Be Part Of ‘Pitch Perfect 3’

Good news for fans of “Pitch Perfect:” the third installment in the musical movie series has already been confirmed. The bad news is: Skylar Astin won’t be part of it. The actor took to Twitter to share the news. Responding to a fan’s query, Astin said: “Yes. As of now, the Trebles and I won’t be in the third ‘Pitch Perfect’ movie. They seem to be taking the story in a different direction.”
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Skylar Astin & Anna Camp Are Dropping Lots Of Pitch Perfect 3 Tidbits

Photo: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock. Pitch Perfect 's most aca-dorable couple is sharing some interesting tidbits about the threequel, including some dream cameos they'd like to see come true.When Anna Camp and Skylar Astin sat down with PopSugar, talk soon turned to Pitch Perfect 3. While Camp is returning for the film, out August 2017, Astin has yet to sign on. He even revealed that his character Jesse probably doesn't have a place in this new movie."I've heard that they may be taking the g...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Ford, Justin Bieber, Anna Kendrick, Camp, Shirley Maclaine, Jesse, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Beca, Astin

Skylar Astin & Anna Camp Have An Aca-mazing Holiday Wish List

There are celebs that you like to follow, but wouldn't necessarily want to know in person, and celebs that you want to be best friends with and talk to every day. Pitch Perfect 's perfect real-life couple, Skylar Astin and Anna Camp, fall into the latter group.The co-stars, who were married in an Instagram-worthy ceremony this past September, are every bit as hilarious and down-to-earth as their characters. Well, maybe not Camp's type-A Aubrey, but Astin's Treblemaker Jesse, for sure.Before the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, James Brown, American Express, Santa Claus, Anna, Kitchenaid, Periscope, Blake Shelton, Sam Cooke, Friendster, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Astin

College Ratings and Rankings: The Debate Continues

Last month's Huffington Post College article, "Grading Higher Education: When Worlds Collide," sparked a lively offline discussion and is worthy of additional exploration. In that post, we examined how various magazines, journals, and other outlets grade American higher education in their version of what some call the higher education "swimsuit edition." We noted that various perspectives often shape the approach utilized. We argued that many ranking strategies are heavily based on inputs causi...
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Sean Astin, Paul Reiser Join Netflix Smash ‘Stranger Things’

As streaming services continue to take on the cable and regular networks, few shows have taken off like Netflix‘ Stranger Things, and just when you thought things couldn’t get better, some very interesting names join the show for season two. There’s rarely been a show that caused such a stir by announcing there would be a second season, and speculation abounds when it comes to how exactly the show will continue, and news that Eleven would be back had people excited, but also scratching their hea...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Department Of Energy, Hopper, Owens, Joyce, Reiser, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Astin, David Harbour

Stranger Things Doubles Down On Nostalgia With This Casting News

Stranger Things is not exactly short on slamming the nostalgia button like a rat with a food lever. The Netflix series doubled down on looking to the past by casting Sean Astin ( The Goonies, Lord of the Rings), Paul Reiser ( Aliens, The Paul Reiser Show), and RadioShack (ask your parents). The news, along with character descriptions, was provided to EW and The Hollywood Reporter.Perhaps most significant to the show is the least-heralded of the new cast. Linnea Berthelsen, a Danish actress with...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Department Of Energy, Owens, Hawkins, RadioShack, Winona Ryder, Reiser, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Astin, David Harbour

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Adds Sean Astin & Paul Reiser

In the world of fantasy and sci-fi, both Sean Astin and Paul Reiser are well known for two specific roles. Astin played Samwise Gamgee, the loyal companion of ringbearer Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Reiser played a sneaky junior executive with the Weyland-Yutani Corporation in Aliens. Now the two will come together in another high profile genre project that became all the rage earlier this year. The Stranger Things season 2 cast has landed Sean Astin andPaul Reiser in key...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Department Of Energy, Owens, Hawkins, RadioShack, Reiser, Sean Astin, Stranger Things, Paul Reiser, Frodo Baggins, Astin, Weyland Yutani Corporation