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Amanda Seyfried Remembers Her ‘Father Figure’ Bill Paxton as More Stars Honor the Late Big Love Star

27 February 2017 10:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Amanda Seyfried is grieving the sudden loss of her on-screen dad, Bill Paxton.

“He was an amazing and supportive father-figure to me in my early career,” she tells People. “Incredibly inspired and full of life at every turn, he made you feel like everything was possible. This is a terrible loss.”

The actress, 31, starred opposite Paxton, who died at the age of 61, in the polygamy HBO drama Big Love from 2006 to 2011.

Other stars have honored the late actor, including Ginnifer Goodwin, who played one of his three wives in Big Love, as well as Jamie Lee Curtis, director James Cameron, »

- Alexia Fernandez

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Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers Her True Lies Costar Bill Paxton: ‘It’s Just So Terribly Sad’

26 February 2017 12:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jamie Lee Curtis is paying tribute to her True Lies costar Bill Paxton, who passed away following complications from surgery. He was 61.

“It’s always unexpected when someone is young and not seemingly ill. It’s just so terribly sad,” the 58-year-old actress tells People. “I’ve been in communication with  Jim Cameron today and Bill had – Bill had that rare ability to be a really serious kind of stupid person.”

Curtis praised Paxton’s acting talent, saying his commitment to his role in True Lies made the movie come together.

“ he played this guy with such commitment to his »

- Stephanie Petit and Patrick Gomez

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Bill Paxton: Hollywood reacts to actor's death

26 February 2017 10:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

The world of Hollywood has paid tribute to actor Bill Paxton, who died after he reportedly suffered from complications following surgery.

Just some of the tributes from Twitter are below.

Tom Hanks, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man… Hanx.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred with Paxton in True Lies.

“Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human.”

Dwayne Johnson

“Really bummed to hear about Bill Paxton this morning. Great guy, energy and always smilin’. Strength to the Paxton family. #restinlove”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.”

Cary Elwes, his co-star in Twister:

“Very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. His talent »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Bill Paxton: Hollywood reacts to his death

26 February 2017 10:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

The world of Hollywood has paid tribute to actor Bill Paxton, who died after he reportedly suffered from complications following surgery.

Just some of the tributes from Twitter are below.

Tom Hanks, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man… Hanx.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred with Paxton in True Lies.

“Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human.”

Dwayne Johnson

“Really bummed to hear about Bill Paxton this morning. Great guy, energy and always smilin’. Strength to the Paxton family. #restinlove”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.”

Cary Elwes, his co-star in Twister:

“Very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. His talent »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Bill Paxton: Hollywood stars react to his death

26 February 2017 10:28 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

The world of Hollywood has paid tribute to actor Bill Paxton, who died after reportedly suffered from complications following surgery.

Just some of the tributes from Twitter are below.

Tom Hanks, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man… Hanx.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred with Paxton in True Lies.

“Nooooo. Bill Paxton is gone. Such a funny, talented, loving human.”

Dwayne Johnson

“Really bummed to hear about Bill Paxton this morning. Great guy, energy and always smilin’. Strength to the Paxton family. #restinlove”

Arnold Schwarzenegger, his co-star in Apollo 13.

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill - a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.”

Cary Elwes, his co-star in Twister:

Very sad to hear about Bill Paxton. His talent »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’

26 February 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

News of actor Bill Paxton’s surprising death after heart surgery swept the entertainment industry on Oscar morning. The actor, who was 61, appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Big Love,” “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “Twister.”

Gale Anne Hurd, who worked with him on films including “Aliens” and “The Terminator,” said “Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence.”

I always knew you were an angel, Bill. Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence. Love you always… #Rip #BillPaxton https://t.co/gVV2SskfYg

Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) February 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger said “he was best at being Bill.”

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill – a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.

Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017

Schwarzenegger later released a video reminiscing about working with Paxton, one his best friends, on »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood Reacts to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘Heaven Just Got a Lot More Fun’

26 February 2017 9:34 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

News of actor Bill Paxton’s surprising death after heart surgery swept the entertainment industry on Oscar morning. The actor, who was 61, appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Big Love,” “Aliens,” “Titanic” and “Twister.”

Gale Anne Hurd, who worked with him on films including “Aliens” and “The Terminator,” said “Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence.”

I always knew you were an angel, Bill. Heaven just got a lot more fun with you in residence. Love you always… #Rip #BillPaxton https://t.co/gVV2SskfYg

Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) February 26, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger said “he was best at being Bill.”

Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill – a great human being with a huge heart. My thoughts are with his family.

Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) February 26, 2017

Schwarzenegger later released a video reminiscing about working with Paxton, one his best friends, »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood Remembers Bill Paxton

26 February 2017 9:32 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Waking up to the news of a celebrity’s death is never a good way to start the day, especially one as talented as Bill Paxton. The actor has died at 61, and his colleagues in Hollywood have already taken to social media to remember the star of “Big Love,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” among many others. By all accounts, Paxton was especially beloved by his peers.

Read More: Bill Paxton Dead at 61: Emmy-Winning ‘Big Love’ and ‘Titanic’ Actor Passes Away From Surgical Complications

James Cameron, who worked with the actor on several films, has released a statement:

“I’ve been reeling from this for the past half hour, trying to wrap my mind and heart around it. Bill leaves such a void. He and I were close friends for 36 years, since we met on the set of a Roger Corman ultra-low budget movie. He came in to work on set, »

- Michael Nordine

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Bill Paxton Remembered: Training Day, Big Love, S.H.I.E.L.D. Stars Pay Tribute

26 February 2017 9:18 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Bill Paxton, who died on Saturday at the age of 61, is being remembered by friends and former co-stars.

The Emmy-nominated actor, who was currently starring in CBS’ adaptation of Training Day, died due to complications from an unspecified surgery. Justin Cornwell and Julie Benz, who respectively play his partner and girlfriend on the freshman drama, took to social media to express their grief over the loss of a “sweet friend.”

RelatedBig Love Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61

Justin CornwellTraining Day:

We were just two guys on top of the world. Rest easy my friend pic.twitter.com »

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Bill Paxton Dies at 61: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt and More Celebs Pay Tribute to Actor

26 February 2017 8:50 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Bill Paxton's fans, friends and peers are remembering the acclaimed actor after he died over the weekend due to complications from surgery. He was 61.

Paxton starred in a slew of films, including blockbuster hits Aliens, Apollo 13, Titanic and Twister. The four-time Golden Globe nominee also starred in HBO's Big Love for five seasons, the History Channel's Hatfields & McCoys and most recently, CBS' new show Training Day.

News: Bill Paxton Dies at 61

The Texas-born actor undoubtedly left a mark on Hollywood, and many celebrities have paid tribute to the late star, including his Apollo 13 costar, Tom Hanks, his Big Love co-star, Aaron Paul, and his True Lies co-star, Jamie Lee Curtis.

Here's a look at their reactions to Paxton's tragic death:

Tom Hanks: "Bill Paxton was, simply, a wonderful man. A wonderful man... Hanx."

Aaron Paul: "Bill Paxton was hands down one of the greatest guys that I have ever met. I »

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Helen Hunt and More Stars React to Bill Paxton’s Death: ‘He Acted His Heart Out’

26 February 2017 8:31 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Devastated costars and friends of Bill Paxton are taking to Twitter to honor the life of the Emmy-winning actor.

Paxton died due to complications from surgery, a family representative told People on Sunday. He was 61.

“Devastated by the sudden loss of my close friend and one of the finest actors in the business, Bill Paxton,” wrote Rob Lowe, who starred alongside Paxton in 1995’s Frank & Jesse. “Renaissance man, raconteur and uniquely American national treasure. His filmography speaks for itself. His friendship was a blessing. My love to Bunny, James and Lydia.”

Lowe continued by encouraging fans to watch his work »

- Ana Calderone

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Scream Queens: Cancelled? Lea Michele Released from Her Contract

24 February 2017 6:00 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Is Scream Queens returning for a third season? Deadline reports star Lea Michele has been released from her contract with the Fox TV series.Michele plays Hester on the horror dramedy from Ryan Murphy. The cast also includes Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell, Niecy Nash, John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, and James Earl. Season two of the series ended this past December.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Movie Review: Jordan Peele shifts from comedy to horror with the smart, cutting Get Out

22 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Suburbia at dusk. A nice neighborhood, if property values determine such a thing. It’s quiet. A little too quiet, to be cute about it. Someone walks alone through this residential idyll. But are they really alone? The voyeuristic slink of the camerawork suggests otherwise, and sure enough, it’s not long before an ominous vehicle appears in the background, creeping down the block, a silent stalker on four wheels. Even without an eerie synth soundtrack to hammer the reference home, it’s clear we’ve stumbled into John Carpenter’s neck of the genre woods. Except that aforementioned someone isn’t Jamie Lee Curtis or any of her lily-white friends, but Lakeith Stanfield, one of the young black stars of TV’s Atlanta. And it’s not Michael Myers behind the wheel this time, but a more communal evil—the kind that prowls affluent streets, watching for anyone that »

- A.A. Dowd

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“Bates Motel”: Watch Norman Sneak a Peak at Rihanna’s Marion Crane

14 February 2017 11:46 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

A&E’s “Bates Motel” returns for its fifth and final season on February 20th. The biggest selling point is that R&B artist Rihanna will play the role of Marion Crane, the iconic guest that appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho and didn’t exactly meet a happy ending. Crane was originally played by Janet Leigh, the mother of Jamie Lee Curtis. Now, she’s being teased in […] »

- Brad Miska

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‘Halloween’/’It Follows’ Mash Up Video Shows the Rebirth of John Carpenter’s Style

13 February 2017 3:27 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Horror fans have had a lot to be happy about the past few years, with popular indie films like “The Babadook” and “The Witch” breathing new life into the genre. One recent movie in particular, “It Follows,” has been praised for its unique spin on the “stalker” film, but also for how well it channels the spirit of classic ’70s and ’80s horror films. This distinction has never been more apparent than in YouTuber Alessio Marinacci’s video highlighting the similarities of the 2014 film and horror master John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” You can check out the video here.

Read More: Horror’s Spooky Secret: Why Serious Scary Movies Like ‘The Witch’ Get No Respect

The video specifically pinpoints the atmosphere of both productions as being the strongest connective tissue of the beloved horror films, depicting the nightmarish suburban environment with similar visual styles. By juxtaposing footage from both films, fans »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Scare tactics: can David Gordon Green bring the slasher flick back to life?

10 February 2017 7:52 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Pineapple Express director has been charged with rebooting Halloween, but faces a tough task to recreate the chills that made the originals so frightening

News that David Gordon Green is to direct a remake of the classic slasher flick Halloween comes as a welcome surprise for those of us who have often felt a chill down the spine at the sight of this once proud subgenre’s descent into grey cliche. With regular collaborator Danny McBride co-writing the script, and full backing from the original film’s director, John Carpenter, might the slasher movie be ready for a renaissance just as it looked to be flat on the floor with a kitchen knife in its back?

It’s easy to forget the impact Carpenter’s 1978 movie had at the time. The film, with its hauntingly minimalist piano score and an understated performance from Jamie Lee Curtis, cemented so many »

- Ben Child

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New ‘Halloween’ Movie in the Works from David Gordon Green, Danny McBride

9 February 2017 3:38 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

David Gordon Green has come on board to direct “Halloween” for Miramax with an Oct. 19, 2018, release date.

Franchise originator John Carpenter made the announcement Thursday from his Facebook page. Gordon Green, whose credits include “Stronger,” “Our Brand Is Crisis” and “Pineapple Express” is teaming with Danny McBride to write the script.

As previously announced, Carpenter will executive produce with Malek Akkad producing for Trancas and horror specialist Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse. Gordon Green and McBride will also executive produce under their Rough House Pictures banner.

Zanne Devine and David Thwaites will oversee for Miramax, which is co-financing with Blumhouse.

Carpenter created the first “Halloween” in 1978 with financing by producer Moustapha Akkad. The 10 films have generated over $400 million in worldwide box office.

The original “Halloween” was directed by Carpenter from his own script about Michael Myers as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night. The film begins with »

- Dave McNary

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‘Freaky Friday’ Theater Review: Stage Musical Adaptation Finds Pop Highs – and No Lohan

5 February 2017 9:16 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mary Rodgers’ best-selling 1972 children’s book “Freaky Friday” spawned two Disney movies, the most recent a 2003 hit starring Jamie Lee Curtis and a pre-meltdown Lindsay Lohan as a mother and daughter who mysteriously swap bodies to learn hard-earned life lessons. Now the story has become the latest Disney stage musical, opening Friday at the La Jolla Playhouse following a premiere last fall at Washington, D.C.’s Signature Theatre. This “Freaky Friday” has a lot to recommend it, starting with a smartly updated book by TV veteran Bridget Carpenter (“Friday Night Lights”) as well as a mostly bouncy score by composer Tom. »

- Thom Geier

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Scream Factory to Release Blu-ray of Jamie Lee Curtis-Starring Virus This May

1 February 2017 7:05 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory has announced that Virus (1999), starring Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Scream Queens), William Baldwin, and Donald Sutherland (Hunger Games franchise), will make its Blu-ray debut in North America on May 2nd.

The Virus Blu-ray special features have yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead, as we will inform our readers when that news becomes available, and check out the official announcement and cover art below.

From Scream Factory: “We are now taking pre-orders for our upcoming release of the 1999 sci-fi thriller Virus which makes its Blu-ray format debut in the U.S. & Canada! A release date is planned for May 2nd. 

Legendary Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis plays the navigator of a tugboat crew which loses its cargo during a hurricane. In the calm eye of the storm, they come across a Russian research ship floating dead in the water. Boarding the vessel, they initially believe it to be deserted… »

- Tamika Jones

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16mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club February 7th – Trading Places and MacOn County Line

31 January 2017 6:44 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday February 7th and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up is Trading Places

Trading Place is a beloved fish out of water comedy from 1983. The filthy rich Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) conduct a cruel experiment on two completely opposite (and completely oblivious) young men to prove that they could quite easily and successfully trade places.

Dan Aykroyd plays business executive Lewis Winthorpe III, a wealthy snob who works for the callous Duke brothers, and Eddie Murphy is Billy Ray Valentine, »

- Tom Stockman

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