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Numb Trailer Has Hayden Christensen Preparing for the Apocalypse

Numb Trailer Has Hayden Christensen Preparing for the Apocalypse
The Cannes Film Festival is currently in full swing in the south of France, and one of the movies being sold to worldwide buyers at the fest is Numb, At the Edge of the End. Vmi Worldwide has debuted the first trailer for this indie thriller, as it seeks international buyers at Cannes. The film doesn't have a release date in place yet, and it doesn't seem that the film has a domestic distributor quite yet, but that may change at the festival.

The story follows Kurt Matheson (Hayden Christensen) a war veteran with Ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder) who perceives that the end of the world is coming. After establishing a relationship with a dubious Messiah (Harvey Keitel), he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter underground, training himself in an extreme way, at the cost of losing everything. He soon makes people believe he is insane.
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'Independence Day 2' Adds Brent Spiner and Joey King

'Independence Day 2' Adds Brent Spiner and Joey King
Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich took to his Twitter page yesterday to confirm two more cast members for his sequel, Brent Spiner and Joey King. Brent Spiner is reprising his role from the original 1996 classic Independence Day as Dr. Brackish Okun, although it isn't known who Joey King may be playing. In the original, Dr. Okun was one of the scientists working on a secret government program that examined the aliens that crashed several years before the invasion in the movie.

Brent Spiner and Joey King join a cast that includes original Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson) and Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow), with Bill Pullman's Thomas Whitmore expected to reprise his role as well. New cast members include Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Travis Tope. Will Smith will not reprise his role as pilot Stephen Hiller for the sequel.

Roland Emmerich is directing
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Star Wars Episode VII auditions: seven tips for surefire success

Do you really want to attend that casting call for Star Wars: Episode VII? Really? Then be sure to heed our advice

• Original Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz offers his advice

Say what you like about Star Wars, but you can't deny that it knows its audience. By holding open casting for the film's two lead roles, its producers are giving Star Wars fans a shot at an incredible prize. Anyone who's ever done a ropey Yoda voice, or gone to a fancy dress party in a brown dressing gown, or filmed themselves swinging a broomstick around with dangerous abandon; all they've ever wanted was to be in a Star Wars film. And now they can come closer than ever to achieving that dream.

But if you're planning to attend one of the Star Wars open casting days, it's best to plan ahead. Even the slightest of slip-ups could derail you for good.
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Neil Armstrong Passes Away at 82

Neil Armstrong Passes Away at 82
Astronaut, and first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong passed away today at the age of 82. He is said to have succumbed to post-surgery complications after having undergone heart surgery on August 8th, just three days after his birthday.

Neil Armstrong announced the immortal words, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," after stepping off the lunar module and onto the moon's surface as part of the Apollo 11 mission launched on July 20th of 1969. An estimated 500 million TV viewers watched the event, making it one of the biggest televised moments in human history.

After landing on the moon, Neil Armstrong went on to lead a quiet, sheltered life, refusing to sign autographs and making few public appearances. He last appeared in public back in 2003, when he helped celebrate the 100th Anniversary of powered flight.

Neil has been the subject of many movies and documentaries over the years.
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Science Fact Meets Science Fiction

At a Comic-Con panel today, Dr. Harry Kloor — who holds doctorate degrees in physics and chemistry — updated the audience on his animated project Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey.

The 3D, CGI animated film releases in large format theaters in February 2010. It includes footage of planets and moons such as Venus, Mercury, Mars and Titan that is based on real radar data provided by the Cassini-Huygens satellite.

The project started at Nasa around 1997, Kloor explained, but it had to wait until 2008 for the satellite to provide the required information.

At that time, Kloor said, scientists were asking why protons and electrons are able to accelerate away from the Sun. Kloor had an idea about how that could happen, and included his explanation — that the particles actually surf on the solar winds — in his script for the film.

Two years later Nasa published a study confirming that protons are able to accelerate by surfing solar winds.
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Hanging out with the Ewoks at Skywalker Ranch's scoring stage

  While the rest of the fine Hitfix staff is at Comic-Con in San Diego this week, I will be at the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain covering a film music conference.  But as my small contribution to Comic-Con, I wanted to write about my recent day up at George Lucas's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County outside of San Franciso, where I watched composer Shawn Clement record his score for "Quantum Quest." Clement will speak at Comic-Con on July 23 at noon on a panel dedicated to "Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey" with the movie's co-director and writer/producer...
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Cynopsis Kids 9/17/08

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Alpine Pictures signs Martin Short and Jim Belushi to star in its upcoming animated musical feature film Dorothy of Oz. Short and Belushi will lend their voices to the Jester and the Lion respectively. Based on Roger S. Baum's books and writing, Dorothy of OZ is the first in a series of animated movies from Alpine Pictures, in association with Box Office Productions III. The movie is being produced by Bonne Radford (Curious George, Road to El Dorado, Balto) and directed by noted director/animator Daniel St. Pierre (Everyone's Hero, and upcoming Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, and Sheepish). Roger S. Baum is the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other Oz books.

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