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Here's What Happened To Sam's Daughter From 'Lord Of The Rings'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Entertainment

When it comes to “Lord of The Rings,” we all remember Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee. He’s your Sam. Don’t you know your Sam? Yeah, we ...

'Stranger Things' Cast News Will Have You Truffle-Shufflin' Till 2017

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 11.07.2016 | Entertainment

We’ve been waiting for “Stranger Things” Season 2 pretty much since the day after Neflix released the first season. Luckily, we’ve been given ...

On the Road for Hillary

Sean Astin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Sean Astin

Up is down. Wrong is Right. Nothing makes sense when discussions of Trump are around. He's not a Republican, He's not a Democrat, he's a deformed caricature of a man. There is absolutely no comparison to be made.

Patty Duke: The Miracle Maker

Donnie Demers | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Donnie Demers

Anna Pearce (aka Patty Duke) was a warrior and a champion for the fight against mental illness. To know that Anna is no longer on this planet is horrifying on so many levels, but it is the reality that we were all forced to sadly accept yesterday when at 69, she passed away due to sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Sean Astin Shares Touching Throwback Photo Of His Late Mom, Patty Duke

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment

Actor Sean Astin honored his late mother Patty Duke with a touching throwback photo on Tuesday. The actor posted the picture on Facebook in the hours ...

Do You Have a Woodlawn in Your Past?

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Gordon Bennett

Woodlawn is based on the true story of Tony Nathan. Nathan was a gifted African American high school football player, who in 1973, was bused, along with other black students in the name of school integration to Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama.

"Woodlawn" Scores Big

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The movie is based on a true story about a Birmingham, Alabama high school in the early seventies. The school is having a rough time making the transition from an all white student body to an integrated one.

The 'Lord Of The Rings' Cast Says Major Fan Theory Shall Not Pass

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

A day may come when Sam and Frodo buy into a major "Lord of the Rings" fan theory, but it is not this day. Many fans think it's a big plot hole that G...

Sean Astin Has The Best Response To Claims That Rudy Was Offsides

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment

To paraphrase Fortune from 1993's "Rudy": In this lifetime, Sean Astin doesn't have to prove nothing to nobody. Well, except for maybe one tiny thing ...

Five Top Football Movies

John Farr | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Football was made for movies. There are build-ups to the climactic championship game, with the clock counting down the minutes into those final tense, ticking seconds. Whether closing in on the huddle, or going wide for a field kick, the feeling is more like war than sports.

Moms' Night Out: A Film for the Family

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

Crowds of moms, who also live as sisters, wives, and daughters, can come together, enjoy a good laugh and be reminded of a healthy truth: Our worth is not defined by status or employment but our worth is that we're human.

'Mom's Night Out' - Hilarious and Heartwarming

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.06.2014 | Teen

Don't take this film too seriously! I'm sure most moms will relate to this larger than life tale about Allyson and her mom friends who just want a nig...

'Moms Night Out' Feels Like a Dated TV Sitcom

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"Moms Night Out" is the kind of movie you feel you ought to like because it is so family friendly, and families have been crying out for ages for more...

Two Goonies Talk 'Goonies 2' On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.07.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Corey Feldman surprised his "The Goonies" co-star Sean Astin during a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday to discuss the buzz surrounding a possible ...

Actor Sean Astin Changes Debate on Talk Show

Aaron Sagers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Media
Aaron Sagers

It sounds like the moral of a feel-good movie: A man of the people sets out on a quest to start a conversation in the citizenry, a fellowship of the v...

Never Say Die: 'Goonies 2' Is Apparently Happening

Posted 04.05.2014 | Entertainment

Goonies never say die, and neither do sequel rumors. While discussing the state of Hollywood superhero movies with a paparazzo from TMZ, director Rich...

A Professional Nerd on Why Nerd Matters

Aaron Sagers | Posted 06.03.2014 | Entertainment
Aaron Sagers

This past weekend, I found myself vocalizing in a new way something I've inherently known for a long time: Nerd matters. If you are indeed a nerd, this won't be much of a shocker. But if you have someone in your life you suspect might be a nerd, or if you just don't get this stuff, listen up.

Corey Feldman Dancing Like Michael Jackson Continues

Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

Eighties teen star Corey Feldman has been focused mostly on music as an adult, along with continued film and television work (an episode of Psych here...

Sean Astin Joins FX Vampire Drama Directed By Guillermo Del Toro | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

Sean Astin has signed on to a high-profile FX vampire drama pilot. "The Lord of the Rings" actor has joined "The Strain," executive producer Carlto...

Stephen Tobolowsky Exits 'The Mindy Project'

Posted 12.05.2012 | TV

As fans of "The Mindy Project" might have noticed, this week's episode rendered Stephen Tobolowsky's character, Dr. Shulman, somewhat obsolete -- effe...

And They're Off ... Horse Racing As Comedy? Seriously!

Liz O'Connell | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment
Liz O'Connell

Can And They're Off ... be to horse racing movies what This Is Spinal Tap is to rock films? What Best In Show is to the dog show oeuvre?

Touchdown: For New Year's, My Favorite Football Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Countless films have explored the inherent drama and heroic quality of organized sports in general, and football in particular. In fact, Hollywood has turned the feel-good sports movie into a tried-and-true formula.

The Oscars: Party Like It's 1929 ...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Perhaps we can celebrate in the same spirit that inhabited that first Oscars at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in May 1929, just 5 months before the whole world slid into the economic abyss.

Casting The Blagojevich Movie

The Washington Post | Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two questions perplexed the nation last week: What was Rod Blagojevich thinking? And: Who should play the Illinois governor in the movie? Readers who ...