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February 23, 2014
:: Filming has wrapped on the production of Set Fire To The Stars and quite a few photos came from the last days of filming. You can see them and a few earlier ones here.
:: Here's a video of Elijah and co-star Celyn Jones as they sit down to conduct an interview. You can download the just the interview portion here.
:: And another insightful interview article about working on the film.
:: Elijah has been on a mini European deejaying tour from Berlin to Istanbul and Copenhagen to England. Here are just a few photos.       
:: Switching gears to Grand Piano, the film picked up a win at the IFMCA for its incredible score. The Wind Rises in which Elijah joins the dubbing cast also picked up an award for best music from an animated feature. Don't forget Grand Piano is set to open late next week in limited release which is more than likely in New York City and Los Angeles. The Wind Rises opens this weekend also as limited.
:: We now have a sixth poster for Grand Piano.
:: This coming Wednesday, Elijah will be in New York City as part of the Free Film Society Talks. As the name says, it's free so if you're in the area, here's hoping you can make it.
:: Also on that day Elijah will conduct his second Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST so join in if you can and ask him "anything!"
:: Seems that Elijah made a series of commercials for Toyota as another one was recently reviled.
:: Stay up late or set your DVR's for Elijah is scheduled to appear on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson March 4th.
:: The thriller, Open Windows will debut next month at one of Elijah's favorite festivals, South by Southwest. Will he be in attendance? Time will tell because filming may be happening at that time on the last season of Wilfred.
:: Remember the documentary Made in Japan that was announced several years ago? Many films take a long time to take shape and it looks like this still has some life as it was on stated on Twitter and confirmed by Josh Diamond that it's hope to be completed by the end of March. You can follow the film on Twitter for more developments.
:: Here's a remarkable mixed media painting sent in by Pernille. You can check out more of their work on their site.
:: Lastly, as in the last update, I've added a two more wallpapers, this time, quote driven.
:: Thanks goes to Ambree, Jaramajo, Overlithe and Pernille! This was a tough update to put together as the internet connection here has been very s.l.o.o.o.w.
That's all... for now.
February 9, 2014
After all the hub-bub of The Sundance Film Festival, it's become a little stagnant, save for a few noteworthy events.
:: Elijah is currently in Wales shooting Set Fire To The Stars and we got our first glimpse of him on the "secret" set location. [Photo 1] [Photo 2] [Photo 3] [Photo 4]
:: ITV caught up with Elijah and conducted this short but informative interview and a photo of their meeting with Elijah and Celyn Jones.
:: I finally watched Grand Piano on iTunes and it's all the fun and thrills I've read that it is in numerous reviews. Elijah commands the film and it's a feast for the eyes and the ears. This is why it's picked up a couple more nominations. This time from the International Film Critics Music Awards. The movie is still available on VOD, iTunes and Amazon and will be in theaters in limited release on March 7th.
:: And here's yet another poster for Grand Piano and a new featurette video.
:: Elijah has teamed up with Questlove from The Roots to curate an African music playlist which can be downloaded here. Great tunes!
:: Lastly, I've added a two more wallpapers where the themes are music.
That's all... for now.
January 28, 2014
There's a whole lot to get to but first, today is a special day for on this date way back in 1981, Elijah was born! His fans have sent in some wonderful things to help wish him a Very Happy Birthday. You can check them out at The Age of Aquarius!
:: Elijah and SpectreVision were in full force at The Sundance Film Festival last weekend where they were appearing to premiere the films Cooties and A Girl Walks Alone At Night. There are two pages of images from the festival, so follow me! As seen in some of the photos, Elijah was honored with Variety's Indie Impact in Acting Award!
:: Some great reviews have come from both films! Cooties: The Hollywood Reporter, Film School Rejects, Movies.com, IndieWire and HitFix. A Girl Walks Alone At Night: Sundance, The Hollywood Reporter, HitFix, Variety and The Film Experience.
:: The movies not only became festival favorites and won over the critics but also those at Lionsgate Entertainment where Cooties was picked up for U.S. distribution and "Girl" will be domestically distributed by Cinetic Media with Kinology handling the international sales. Congratulations team SpectreVision!
:: If you haven't seen them, check out the very cool, very retro posters for Cooties and Girl poster 1, poster 2.
:: SpectreVision also announced during Sundance a new film they're producing called The Boy.
:: If you think there were a lot of photos, there's also a lot of interview videos. Much is repeated in each but it's worth it to watch them to catch where the questions weren't always the same. The Wrap 1, The Wrap 2, The Hollywood Reporter, Beyond Cinema, Red Eye, A Drink With, Crane TV, SpectreVision Team, HitFix, Day for Night Talks, a report from Morning Movie News which begin at 6:50, and lastly, stepping off the plane at LAX with a filp side to it from TMZ.
:: Prior to setting out for Sundance, Elijah attended the Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala where he spoke about his upcoming projects and for a nice change of pace, Elijah has endorsed Toyota for Japan in this sweet commercial featuring a famous little bunny.
:: Speaking of Art of Elysium, here are a few photos from the annual event.
:: With all these cooties and vampires roaming around, don't forget Grand Piano will start showing on iTunes and VOD starting January 30th. And according to Badass Digest, the film is among the top ten film scores of 2013 where they state "What’s truly remarkable is that the music performed by the orchestra and Elijah Wood’s character literally becomes the score for the film."
:: Digest is not alone in their praise, for Grand Piano took the Best Score trophy at Spain's Feroz Awards yesterday where it was also nominated for Best Picture.
:: One last image from Sundance shows Elijah gracing the cover of Beyond Cinema Magazine.
:: Lastly, a new wallpaper for the upcoming month has been added as well as a new section that features Elijah's companies.
:: Thanks to everyone who sent in their great items for Elijah's birthday and to Patrick and Sandra for some of the other goodies. Happy Birthday Elijah and have a great time in Wales shooting Set Fire to the Stars!
That's all... for now!
January 12, 2014
Welcome 2014! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
:: Elijah is starting off the new year with a new movie! He's been cast as poet John Malcolm Brinnin in the film Set Fire to the Stars which begins filming later this month in Wales.
:: Filming for his new movie would have to wrap in time for Wilfred which starts shooting its fourth and final season in March according to returning showrunner, David Zuckerman.
:: Elijah is looking rather dashing as he attends the annual Art of Elysium's Heaven Gala last night.    More photos are sure to come!
:: The Sundance Film Festival starts later this week where SpectreVisions' Cooties will premiere the following week. Also showing will be A Girl Walks Alone at Night which now has a creepy teaser out. Cooties is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 11th.
:: More nominations have come in for Grand Piano! The film picked up six nods including Best Movie for the Gaudi Awards, Catalonia's main film awards. It also picked up nominations at the Circle of Writers Cinematographic.
:: Both Maniac and Toad Road made the top 10 of the best Horror Movies of 2013 according to the site Film School Rejects.
:: Want to own this cool piece of artwork depicting Elijah as all seeing?
:: I've already received some wonderful and clever entries but there's just one week left to submit your greetings, artworks and other creative ideas to The Age of Aquarius.
That's all... for now.
December 31, 2013
:: It may not be the Oscars or the Golden Globes but Maniac has been nominated in several categories in the Fright Meter Awards, including Best Actor for Elijah's disturbing yet engaging tour de force as Frank.
:: Check out this 30 minute Q&A Elijah gave discussing in more depth about Maniac.
:: As Grand Piano gets set to be released in U.S. theaters in March, a new trailer in English is out for viewing. And while we wait for the film, have a listen to the opening score.
:: Elijah joins the cast who will be dubbing the English-language version of the animated The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki's final film which is set to be released in the U.S. in February. The Japanese fantasy has been nominated and picked up numerous awards and is in the running as Best Foreign Language Film at next month's Golden Globes.
:: Our wallpaper section has been outdated for a long time, so we're adding new ones starting now. I'll be adding one at least once a month and if you'd like to share your wallpaper making skills with others, please email me your work.
:: The big birthday is less than a month away and so is the deadline to submit your birthday wishes, artworks and such to the Age of Aquarius. Don't be shy because you never know who may be watching. :)
:: As 2013 comes to a close, I want to send out thanks to our new and regular contributors, Ambree, Cande, Carol, Jade, Jaramajo, Karin, Lina, Ljuba, Moonagh, Padabee, Patrick, Richard, Serena, Taffy and Teresa. And special thanks to those who either reached out to me, or I to them. Julia from the Kids Wish Network, Ricardo for his exclusive behind the scenes photos from Grand Piano and the wonderful Ron over at Wilfred! Of course, A&F wouldn't exist without the ever fantastic Elijah. It's been a great 2013 and I'm sure he will keep us entertained next year with many projects to come.
That's all for this year. Click on the graphic below to be taken to my video recap of 2013. Enjoy!
December 13, 2013
Actor, record and movie producer, now designer! Elijah has lent his "ear" at musical craftsmanship. Along with his deejaying partner Zach Cowie, they have designed custom headphones through Bushmills. Here is a video of them getting the first look of their work. Bushmills is also holding a contest where you can win a pair... if you're old enough to drink. You can also buy them.
:: SpectreVision will be in force at the Sundance Film Festival next month. Elijah's film production company will premiere A Girl Walks Alone At Night. He's pulling double duty as Cooties will also premiere, in which Elijah stars as well as produces.
:: Speaking of Cooties, here are some high res images from the movie.   
:: Want to win a signed poster Toad Road?
:: Video games God of War III, the Spyro and LOTR franchises along with films, 9, Happy Feet 1 and 2, not to mention Tron: Uprising and other television series and films. You get the picture. Elijah has landed another voice work gig with the video game Broken Age. Here's some behind the scenes footage and a glimpse of the game. Check out the official site.
:: The well received film Grand Piano will make its way to On Demand and iTunes on January 30th then hits theaters on March 7th! And how about this lovely ad for the movie?
:: Hard to believe it's been 10 years to the date that Elijah hosted Saturday Night Live.
:: Lastly, I received by email a wonderful and touching story of a young girl who had her wish come true when she met Elijah in 2005. You can read about her unique encounter here along with photos.
:: Many thanks to Julia from Kids Wish Network!
That's all....for now.
November 29, 2013
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
:: Here's a look behind the scenes of the photoshoot for Mine Magazine that Elijah did with a little interview mixed in. And a couple of photos as well. [Photo 1] [Photo 2]
:: Congratulations to team Grand Piano for taking home the Press award for best movie at the Morbido Film Festival in Mexico.
:: There are plenty of photos (some new) from the festival as well as a short video taken during his visit there.
:: It's been a long time coming but we finally have an English version of the trailer for Grand Piano.
:: Want to have lunch with Elijah on the set of Wilfred? Got about $1,800 laying around? Want to just read about it even if you can't? This opportunity is for the benefit of a little boy named Dominic so you can still donate.
:: If you recall this fan encounter posted in August, the authors are holding a special giveaway of their book Salomé that was inspired and recognized by Elijah. Go to their Facebook page to enter.
:: We've come to that time again. The Age of Aquarius is just a couple of months away where fans submit their personal greetings, poems, artworks, videos and creative stories to wish Elijah a happy birthday. Deadline to submit your original work is Saturday, January 18th 2014. Please read the guidelines about submissions on the forum.
:: Thanks again Jaramajo, Karin and Ljuba!
That's all....for now.
November 10, 2013
:: It's been a little quiet the past couple of weeks but there are a few things to get in that brings us into November.
:: First, Elijah's inaugural film, Cooties, produced completely by his company SpectreVision, has been bought by Universal Pictures International for distribution rights. Congratulations!
:: Take a listen to one of the best interviews I've heard Elijah give. This podcast is about an hour and fifteen minutes long if you skip past the first fifteen minutes. Here's a photo from the session with Marc Maron.
:: Check out some images and articles pertaining to Grand Piano in our Magazine Scan section from Accion, Icon, La Vanguardia, DT Lux and one tidbit. These are written in Spanish but if you can't read them, at least there are the photos! Here is a rough Google translation from La Vanguardia.
:: How does one pick three reviews from a mountain of great ones? Close ones eyes and click! Reviews for Grand Piano are up.
:: Which horror film was named best of the year on AICN? That was a little too easy, right?
:: This is an amazing painting depicting both Elijah and Joe Spinell as Frank Zito from Maniac done by Richard Wells AKA Slippery_Jack on Twitter.
:: Thanks to Ambree, Jaramajo, Karin and Richard!
That's all....for now.