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Includes the new trailer and a larger version of the movie poster, but not much else yet.

http://www.staycoolthemovie.net/
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Finally, season 2 of the Showtime series "Jeremiah" with Sean as the enigmatic Mister Smith will be available on DVD.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Jeremiah-Season-2/13063

This is available only as "manufacture on demand" from Amazon, and no ship date is listed yet.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B002Y26UR4
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First, an excellent article about the lecture from the Johns Hopkins News-Letter: Sean Astin brings humor, insight and a bit of the Shire to Hopkins. The article covers some of the very early part of his talk that I didn't video tape, including the Barrymore reference. :-)

Here are my videos. Parts 1-5 are from the lecture, and 6-7 are from the Q&A.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHpf0mRqyZE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SODCOA_Smmk
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUqkjV7AWy4
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7aCzlN148g
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFALY9pWVd4
Part 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12RjOqsoBZo
Part 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qne82Vg_Bqk
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As I mentioned earlier, by the time Joy and I got to the room where Sean was signing autographs, there was a very long line. There were two tables set in an "L" shape with Sean sitting at one, so brave Daughter just pulled up two chairs for us to sit at the other and wait until the line ended. At first we were about mid-way down the table, but gradually we moved our chairs closer to the end near Sean. Eventually, he started including us in some of the conversations he was having with those he was signing autographs for!

very long rambling so I don't forget anything plus several pics )
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On Tuesday, Nov 17, Daughter and I went to Johns Hopkins University to see Sean’s lecture. We were escorted to our reserved seats, which happened to be in the front row, right next to 4 seats labeled “Astin Family.” We argued briefly over who would sit next to an Astin family member, and being younger and stronger, Daughter won. ;-)

But the real winner was John Astin, who got to sit next to Daughter!
long-winded report and few pics below the cut )
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Daughter and I decided to go to see the play directed by John Astin and starring Mackenzie Astin at Johns Hopkins University on November 14. We were both pretty tired and almost passed on it, but then a the last minute decided, oh heck why not?

As soon as we walked in the door and I saw who was selling the tickets, I knew we made the right decision. :-)))))))

Long squeey ramblings and many pics below the cut )
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http://the217.com/articles/view/sean_astin_speaks_at_the_union

Some highlights:
Astin joked quite a bit about his experience in making The Goonies, mentioning that Karri Green was “so not” his first make-out, and adamantly stressing that he never has, nor ever will do, the “truffle shuffle.”

*is much relieved*

Astin emphasized that he learned a great deal from playing the role of Sam, and that The Lord of the Rings taught him a great deal about unity and fellowship.

"Soak it up,” he said. “And give much of yourself to it. That’s what I learned about fellowship in Lord of the Rings. Also, that there is an awesome power in unity; and . . . tattoos on the left side of your ankle hurt.”


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The two episodes of "The Twilight Zone Radio Drama" that Sean recorded last year are finally available for purchase for $1.95 each. (See volumes 15 and 16.)

In "Who Am I?", a man wakes up and finds he is not who he thought he was.

In "The Amazing Dr. Kyle Powers", a cold, unsympathetic physician is given an opportunity to change his ways when an extraordinary visitor gives him the ability to experience his patients' symptoms. But will the good doctor change for the better?
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Sean makes an audio appearance in the latest IRrelevant Astronomy video: "When Galaxies Collide."

The video also stars Felicia Day of "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" fame!

And did you know about this latest project????
*giggles*

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Sean will be doing his "What I Learned As a Goonie, Rudy and a Hobbit" lecture at University of Rhode Island's Edwards Auditorium on Thursday, Nov 12, 8 pm. Tickets are $7 for URI students and $12 for the general public, and may be purchased either at URI's Memorial Union or Ryan Center, or via Ticketmaster beginning Monday, Oct 26.
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I created a Twitter account called seanastinfan where I'll be posting links to Sean-related news, videos, pics, etc.

http://twitter.com/seanastinfan

Feel free to follow me if you are a Twitter user and need to know NOW! :-D
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American Cinema International has acquired the rights to "Stay Cool" which stars Mark Polish, Winona Ryder, Hilary Duff, Chevy Chase, Sean Astin, Josh Holloway and Jon Cryer.

http://www.screendaily.com/festivals/afm/aci-brings-polish-brothers-stay-cool-to-afm/5007250.article

Trailer on Youtube.

Stay Cool will be screened at the American Film Market, Nov 4-11. Screening date and time tbd.
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Sean will be giving his lecture "From Leadership to Fellowship: What I've Learned from Being a Goonie, Rudy and a Hobbit Named Sam" at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Monday, November 9, 8 - 9:30 pm.

Tickets are free, but priority is given to U of I students; others will be allowed in only if room permits, right before the lecture begins.

Details here.



This is his 4th university lecture this fall.
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"Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq"
By Violaine Roussel, Bleuwenn Lechaux

Series: Routledge Studies in Law, Society and Popular Culture
List Price: $95.00, ISBN: 978-0-415-80058-7
Binding: Hardback, Published by: Routledge
Publication Date: 16/12/2009, Pages: 363

"Voicing Dissent" presents a unique and original series of interviews with American artists (including the Guerilla Girls, Tony Shalhoub, Shepard Fairey, Sean Astin, and many others) who have voiced their opposition to the war in Iraq. Following Pierre Bourdieu's example, these discussions are approached sociologically and provide a thorough analysis of the relationships between arts and politics as well as the limits and conditions of political speech and action. These painters and graphic artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, theatre directors and filmmakers reveal their perceptions of politics, war, security and terrorism issues, the Middle East, their experiences with activism, as well as their definition of the artist's role and their practice of citizenship...

From table of contents: 6.3. Sean Astin: Hollywood, Politics and Power

Details here.
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Sean appeared on LA TV September 13 on the Chabad Telethon, looking absolutely adorable in a kippah (yarmulke)!

ETA: High def video of his appearance, with daughters Alexandra and Elizabeth.



(Sean's biological father, Michael Tell, is Jewish.)

Also, here's a video of Sean Astin and Keith Coogan being interviewed about "Toy Soldiers."

I downloaded it and put it here.
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A collection of photos from Sean's lecture last month at the University of Georgia.

Here's a sample:
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First, the awwwww moment: A freshman shows Sean a picture from the set of Rudy. He is holding 1-yr old baby her! Her father had a small role in the film. Here he is signing her father's copy of the script.



Article, Q&A, and video.

Sean's next lecture will be at Johns Hopkins University, where father John Astin teaches! The lecture is scheduled for 8pm, Tuesday, November 17, at the Shriver Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and is followed by a reception. (While checking out the link, note the other speakers in the series. Sean is in some pretty heady company!)

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