Friday, February 29, 2008

Jumper Reviews - The Fans Have Spoken

Critics have been harsh but dudes, where's the nearest theater showing Jumper.......

The fans say the movie is fun....

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Hayden Christensen Takes Jumper to Japan

Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson and Doug Liman received a warm welcome from fans and the media for the premiere of Jumper at the Toho Cinemas in Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Japan.

Hayden was debonair in a dark suit and Rachel was chic in a Zac Posen blue and green water-colored strapless dress, black tights and Christian Louboutin black heels. They signed autographs and spoke to the press before the movie presentation.

Jumper is in theaters everywhere in Japan on March 7th.

Click pictures to enlarge. (Thanks to Sophie for the pictures.)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hayden Christensen and Jumper - Simply Awesome!

You know what? The fight is gone. I no longer feel the need to scrap with the film critic's sad, angry reviews of Jumper. I went to see it... and it was simply awesome.

You have to wonder at the vitriol spewed at Hayden Christensen by male 'film critics'. Up until very recently, I thought it was because they were jealous, or sadly lacking in the knowledge of who exactly created Star Wars.

Maybe they're not as jealous as they are... AFRAID.

These Cheetos munching losers who wrote their diatribes of Hayden's lack of acting chops while sprawled lazily at their computers in their saggy, stained, tidy (not) whities, are afraid. Yes, they are afraid of him. Hayden Christensen is an acting hurricane, a force to be reckoned with in a beautifully wrapped, kindhearted, intimidatingly intelligent, unafraid-to-be-effeminate-but-more-masculine-than-most, package.


I loved this movie. I am astounded at the critics reaction to this film. Do they have something against the writers? Doug Liman? What? I can tell you one thing... we did not see the same film. I saw a meticulously laid out story line, a great script, great acting, fantastic cgi, and fun, fun, fun. The audience's reaction to this film was such a trip. They ooooed and ahhhhed, gasped, laughed and giggled in the right places... they were either flat against the back of their seat, hands grasping tightly at their friends' arms, or dangling from the edge of their seat... so engrossed they were at the thrill ride that is Jumper.

It was known from the beginning that this might be a trilogy, so why are the critics confused by the danglers that were so well done? And why on earth would a film critic expose their sub-intelligence by saying the characters were not fleshed out enough, that there is no back story, "why do they jump and how". Did they not see WHY David was able to jump at the beginning of the movie? That's how it started PEOPLE... his desperation to leave a terrifying situation, fear. After that, the park scenes show how he learned how to bridle his innate talent. I'm sure Doug would have wanted to stretch some scenes out and really have fun with it, but it was edited so well, that we, the audience, don't need anything further to understand what is going on... or who David is, or WHY he can jump. The 'danglers', the parts we don't know, we don't need to know until the sequel. And God I hope there are TWO, I loved Jumper that much. It is quite evident that the critics do not want any more of Jumper, or Hayden.

I remember watching a film critics panel discussion on tv long ago, saying that the audience is not dumb, that a film shouldn't have to explain in detail what the camera can explain in one or two shots. They so wished that Hollywood would stop 'dumbing down' movies. I was thrilled at this!! What happened? Is this next generation of film critics THAT stupid?

I have to mention Max Thieriot. He's on his way, people. This kid was great!!



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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Hayden Christensen's Jumper - What Fans Say

Jumper Teleports To Top Boxoffice Spot

"Jumper" surprised many critics in it's President's Day weekend opening and teleported straight to number one with a comfortable box office lead over two other anticipated movies, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "Step Up 2 The Streets".

The Doug Liman directed action-adventure sci-fi movie starring Hayden Christensen debuted over a long US holiday weekend releasing on Thursday, Valentine's Day. The final totals for the weekend's domestic box office came in with Jumper at number 1 with $32,092,991 with a more than comfortable lead over the number 2 movie, "The Spiderwick Chronicles", with $24,740,537. "Step Up 2 The Streets" grabbed the number 3 spot with $22,125,429.

"Jumper" now enters the record books, coming in at number 5 on the list of all time highest grossing box office movies, premiering on President's Day weekend. "Jumper" found an audience despite being trashed by critics, earning $67.6 million worldwide in it's first week in release.

Jumper Fans Jump the Critics

Critics came down hard on the movie and it's star Hayden Christensen, naming anything from script problems and plot holes to lack of chemistry and general lack of talent.

What some critics fail to realize is that Hayden Christensen has already found an audience and "Jumper" had a cast that people were very much looking forward to seeing, a cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell and Diane Lane and an anticipated movie directed by Doug Liman.

More and more audiences are making up their own minds about actors and movies because movie reviews trying to convince them not to like something they already like or have an interest in is beside the point.

Hayden is appealing as the "every-man", down-on-his-luck character, David Rice, who is transported from ordinary to extraordinary circumstances when he finds he can literally teleport from bullies and survive by taking not just what he needs but what he wants. Like the character says, "I was 15. Come on, what would you have done?" But David's luxurious and selfish lifestyle can only last so long before karma happens and all hell breaks loose with David being forced to turn his attention to things other than himself.

Movie goers jumped ahead of the critics and decided for themselves about Jumper and went out and saw the movie. In answer to the critics: "Jumper" isn't a big brain teaser. It's not hard to understand. Most of the complained about "unanswered questions" in the story are there in the movie if you're paying even a little attention. The movie did hold some things back and in that respect it was a lot like director Doug Liman's "The Bourne Identity" and its sequels. Jumper's ending and John Powell's totally cool music score especially at the end of the movie gave the feeling of more to come.

Though "Jumper" isn't perfect, there's something intriguing about the story and characters and together with some cool action sequences makes it an entertaining and fun popcorn flick. A sequel is already being talked about as a possibility. It deserves a sequel and if there is one, I'm there.

Over the coming days expect to see fan reviews and comments for Jumper posted here with probably a good dose of jumping the critics. Go out and make up your own mind about Jumper and see the movie this weekend.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hayden Christensen's Jumper Number 1 Movie - Original Score by John Powell

Jumper Soundtrack Release - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Powell is out in stores as of February 19th. Jumper, with a cast that includes Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Bilson and Jamie Bell, is the number 1 movie in the country, currently in theaters everywhere. I saw Jumper last week and loved the movie and the music for the film. Sounds like a cool movie score too. The soundtrack is also available on iTunes

Jumper, starring Hayden Christensen in the title role, is the story of a young man who finds he has the ability to teleport himself (jump) at will to anyplace he's been or seen before. He's no hero and with great power comes great opportunity so he takes the easy road, living in luxury and taking what he wants with no thought of the consequences until reality throws his perfect little world into a tailspin. Jumper is in theater's now.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Jumper "Anywhere is Possible" Press Junket

Updates for appearances and media coverage for the movie Jumper with Hayden Christensen

ETalk on CTV - February 8th (Friday) - "All about the new movie Jumper with Hayden Christensen." Etalk on CTV

Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell and Doug Liman in London - February 7th - Various coverage and media.

Ben Lyons - February 5-11 - E! News and the Daily 10 coverage from Egypt, Rome, London and next week from the New York premiere.

Hayden, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell and Doug Liman in Italy - February 6th - the Coliseum, February 6th.

Daily 10 on E! - Hayden, Rachel and Jamie with Ben Lyons. February 5th at 6:30 p.m. Catch night time repeats at 11:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m. and mornings at 7:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. CT

American Idol - Upcoming Jumper tv spot with Hayden and Ryan Seacrest. American Idol airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. CT

E! News - Ben Lyons - From Cairo on February 5th. E! News Live covers Jumper press junket at 6:00 p.m. Catch night time repeat episodes at 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. CT and mornings at 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. CT.

eTalk on CTV - Jumper coverage every night this week on this Canadian network. Check CTV for listings.

Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson, Jamie Bell and Doug Liman in Cairo- February 5th - At the Sphinx. Watch out for taped interviews from various tv programs.

Kicking It - With Byron Allen:
Week of 2/4 - 2/11 - Hayden is on the schedule for this syndicated program featuring interviews with stars of upcoming movies. Some of you may get this program on Saturday and others on Sunday. It may air more than once in your area. I usually get it on Sunday mornings at 2:00 a.m. Check local listings.

Mo 2/11: Rachel Bilson
Tu 2/12: Samuel L. Jackson
Th 2/14: Hayden Christensen

Fr 2/15: Rachel Bilson

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hayden Christensen TV Alerts Jumper Updates

The following has been updated on the Talk Show/Late Night Lineup web page. Check the page often for changes and updates to late night and day time guests schedule. Please post a comment if you have other appearance info.

Kicking It - With Byron Allen:

Week of 2/4 - 2/11 - Hayden is on the schedule for this syndicated program featuring interviews with stars of upcoming movies. Check local listings for day and time.

Jumper Ad during Super Bowl:
USA Today lists Jumper as one of the ads scheduled during the Super Bowl

Jumper Sneak Peek:

After Super Bowl during special airing of "House"

Super Bowl Pre-Game Show (with Ryan Seacrest)

Sun 2/03: Samuel L. Jackson


Mo 2/11: Rachel Bilson
Tu 2/12: Samuel L. Jackson,
Th 2/14: Hayden Christensen


Fr 2/15: Rachel Bilson


Don't forget to watch Box Office America this week/weekend for a special preview of Jumper. Box Office America is syndicated so you'll have to check your local channels for day and time. I usually get it here in my area on Saturday night at midnight on my local CBS channel.