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Bill Paxton Channeled His Own Father For 2 Of His Sleaziest Roles

9 hours ago

Bill Paxton is one of the greatest character actors of his generation. Not only does he have a distinctive drawl and a unique face, but he’s also able to meander into a variety of eclectic roles with minimal fuss and bring them to life like a consummate pro. Along the way he had a helping hand from his pops, who he drew inspiration from for two of his sleaziest roles, in True Lies and Weird Science. But as bad as that sounds, he did so in a loving way.  Bill Paxton made this admission while talking to Entertainment Weekly about fifteen of the most important roles of his career. Paxton, who is currently hard at work promoting his work on History Channel’s Texas Rising, explained that for his break-through performance as Chet in 1985’s Weird Science he drew a lot of inspiration from »

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Star Wars Super Fan Uses Common Sense And Leaked Spoilers To Create Outline Of Force Awakens

10 hours ago

We.re just going to start this one out with a big ol. Spoiler Warning for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Granted, what follows is all speculation and hearsay based on rumors and innuendo, but there.s a chance some of it is real and hence, potential Spoilers abound beyond this point. Here.s the deal: one hardcore Star Wars fan from Making Star Wars took all the rumors and leaks and spoilers that have been floating around and, using that as a road map, along with a dose of common sense, has compiled a possible outline of The Force Awakens. We.ll have no idea if it.s accurate or not until the movie opens in December, but this certainly is detailed. If you.re not spoiler-phobic, click Here to read the whole thing, but another warning, we.re going to talk highlights below. And also, make sure »

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Forrest Gump Fan Attempting A Coast-To-Coast Jog For Charity

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Forrest Gump running coast-to-coast for three years is widely regarded as one of the most powerful and emotional scenes in one of the most beloved films of the 1990s. There.s just something lovingly cathartic about it. But of course no one in their right mind would ever consider such a feat. It.s exhausting just to think about. Step forward the wonderfully named Barclay Oudersluys, who plans on running the 3,200 miles between California and Maine all in the name of charity. Oudersluys has made the rather wise decision not to run for an entire three years like Tom Hanks. titular character in Forrest Gump. However, the recent University Of Michigan graduate is looking for the help and kindness of strangers from across the globe as he tries to fight poverty by raising money for The Hall Steps Foundation.  You can click over to Barclay Oudersluys. fundraising page to donate »

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The Failed Justice League Movie Is Getting Its Own Movie

11 hours ago

Fate could have taken a dramatically different turn if one particular superhero project had worked out for Warner Bros. back in 2009. Presumably titled Justice League Mortal, it was to be directed by Mad Max mastermind George Miller. until it all fell apart. Now folks fascinated by the 86.d attempt are putting together a documentary illustrating what went wrong on this once-auspicious epic. According to Inside Film Magazine, Australian director Ryan Unicomb is planning a feature length documentary chronicling the nixed attempt to film the DC superhero mega-flick in Australia. Working under the title Miller.s Justice League Mortal, the documentary will feature interviews with cast and crew member from the ill-fated production, as well as reveal costumes and concept art, previously unseen by the public. At the moment, these plans are still very much in the hypothetical stages, since the project will rely upon the legal blessing of George Miller »

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Jurassic World Will Have No Problem Killing Off Characters

11 hours ago

Part of the fun of Jurassic World is going to be watching lab-created dinosaurs run amok in the titular theme park and chowing down on tourists. We anticipate many faceless, uncredited extras will become dino-meals, but from this new behind-the-scenes featurette, it doesn.t appear they have any issue killing off other characters either. Just a heads up, there may be some minor Spoilers to follow. This video is full of new footage of everything from the dinosaurs (that Triceratops shaking it out like a dog is adorable, and the new genetic hybrid Indominus Rex continues to be terrifying as hell), the island, and some interesting insight from the filmmakers, like director Colin Trevorrow and producer Steven Spielberg. But there.s one bit that especially caught our attention and shows a certain willingness to off characters, even if they.re relatively minor ones. Videos like the one below introduce us »

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Watch George Clooney Apologize For Ruining Batman

13 hours ago

At this point, the dead horse of an observation rightfully identifying 1997.s Batman & Robin as an unwatchable abomination has been beaten beyond use for even a glue factory. Yet, for George Clooney, the stigma of headlining that horror still stings. In a recent interview, Clooney reinforces his regret with an apology to moviegoers. Recently appearing on The Graham Norton Show alongside his Tomorrowland castmates to promote their film, the topic shifted to their experience promoting the film at Comic-Con in New York last fall, which prompted Clooney to recall his perpetual Batman & Robin repentance. As Clooney confesses: I always apologize for Batman & Robin. Let me just say that I.d actually thought I.d actually destroyed the franchise until somebody else brought it back years later and changed it. Of course, that "somebody" referred to director, Christopher Nolan in his dramatic, highly-regarded relaunch of the franchise starting with 2005.s Batman »

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It Loses Its Director And Makes A Very Sketchy Creative Change

13 hours ago

It continues to be a struggle to bring a fresh adaptation of Stephen King.s masterful novel It to the big screen. Which sucks beyond belief, because the presence of director Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre, True Detective) suggested that this new take was on the right track. Only, Fukunaga no longer is attached to the project, and the reason for his departure has us deeply concerned. The Wrap breaks the news that Cary Fukunaga has departed the It adaptation that has been in the works at New Line for some time. Sources close to the production tell the trade site that the sticking point in the argument between Fukunaga and the studio was the need to spread King.s story over two films. New Line seems to want to keep the story limited to one film, likely because of budgetary concerns, as is stated on The Wrap. Fukunaga fought hard »

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Movie Theater Sets Up Special American Sniper Screening For Veterans

14 hours ago

The last Monday every May is set aside for Memorial Day, a time to remember those who died while serving in America.s armed forces. The holiday traces its roots all the way back to the Civil War, but given the current state of the world, it.s just as important as ever. Today, to honor those who served, one Indiana movie theater is staging a screening of American Sniper, though with special accommodations for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the South Bend Tribune, the Cinemark Movies 6 theater in Mishawaka, Indiana is hosting a so-called "sensory-sensitive showing" of director Clint Eastwood.s Academy Award-winning war film for veterans who could react negatively to what they see on screen and hear over the theaters normally booming speaker system. Being a movie that deals with war in a realistic manner, American Sniper is full of sights and sounds that »

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Hulk Hogan For The Expendables 4? Here's What He Said

15 hours ago

The Expendables 4 isn.t guaranteed. The films in Sylvester Stallone.s aging-action-hero franchise have made less and less money over the years, with the latest chapter earning an embarrassing $39.3 million domestically. That stings. Tomorrowland made that in one weekend, and it.s being called a disappointment. But if Stallone wants to get people interested in The Expendables 4, one way to grab headlines is to cast Hulk Hogan in a villainous role. The Hulkster was speaking to fans at the Body Power Expo in England recently, and conducted a Q-and-a session (via Uproxx) that covered a whole mess of topics, including a conversation that he claims to have had with Sylvester Stallone about The Expendables 4, explaining: We.re trying to figure out a way to maybe turn me into the most evil man in the world. Y.know, Stallone gave me my first break and he.s been a great friend. »

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Conan The Barbarian Sequel Will Bring Back 4 Characters, Including Arnold's Hero

15 hours ago

Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger are preparing for the action icon.s franchise return with Terminator Genisys in a little over a month. However, the aging Austrian ass-kicker has another old-school homecoming in the works with The Legend of Conan. According to a writer/producer working on the long-belated sequel, the film will actually feature as many as three returning characters from the original film! In an interview with the Schwarzenegger-centric site, TheArnoldFans, Chris Morgan, a co-writer and co-producer on the upcoming follow-up film describes a dark direction that looks to tonally emulate the unforgiving savagery of John Milius. original 1982 Conan the Barbarian. In fact, he even goes so far as to hint the presence of at least three familiar characters from that groundbreaking film. As Morgan reveals: Without naming names.it.s at least three. And you.re gonna love them! ;) Morgan's candor would not extend to the identity of »

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Johnny Depp Brings Terror To The Neighborhood In Full Black Mass Trailer

15 hours ago

It.s certainly been awhile since we.ve gotten a worthy Johnny Depp performance. And with his last film Mortdecai embarrassingly tanking, it.s about damn time the critically acclaimed actor step up his game. And what better way to do so then by playing a terrifyingly badass Boston gangster. Watch as Depp brings terror to his neighborhood in the latest trailer for Black Mass. Johnny Depp.s crazy new look is something of terrible nightmares, but on top of that, the character he is portraying is one of the most notorious Boston gangsters to ever live. The craziest thing about this character though, is that he seems like an alright guy. He was beloved by the people of his neighborhood, as you can see by the older woman welcoming him back. Despite his ruthless nature, Whitey was viewed as an almost Robin Hood figure, protecting and serving his neighborhood. »

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How Gambit Will Be Different From The X-Men Movies

17 hours ago

Over the course of their various incarnations, the X-Men movie series has typically stuck to the task of tackling immense threats to the world. While that.s all well and good for those team-dynamic films, it.s starting to sound as if Channing Tatum wants to break that mold a bit with his upcoming solo shot in next year.s Gambit. Could we be seeing a different take on the origin film? In an interview with Empire Magazine, Channing Tatum implies that his character, Remy LeBeau, aka Gambit, may require a film that has his character approaching the mutant film universe way that.s uniquely his own. As Tatum states: None of us were sure how he was going to deal with the X-Men world. But we're going to be changing some of the tropes of these movies. It's always about saving the world (Laughs), but maybe we're going to »

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Watch Spider-Man Knock Himself Unconscious At A Kid's Party

17 hours ago

According to legend . or, you know, the catchy theme song for the 1960s animated series . Spider-Man does whatever a spider can. Spins a web? Any size. Pull off a mid-air flip and land on his face? If this video can be considered canon, then yes. Ok, so this isn.t the real Spider-Man. It.s not even Asa Butterfield, who may one day become Spider-Man. Instead, this is a costumed "hero" hired to entertain at a child.s birthday party in Argentina. And based on the giggles and hoots that accompany the bone-crushing, soul-sucking sound of this poor dude.s face hitting the floor, his mission was accomplished. You sick, sick kids. The embarrassing video has gone viral, of course. We found it on Live Leak. Skip to the 1:00 mark if you want to see gravity accomplish what a string of super-powered villains (and a terrible Sam Raimi sequel »

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Magic Mike Xxl Is Going To Be The Raciest Studio Movie In Decades

17 hours ago

Joe Manganiello is returning as Big Dick Richie for Magic Mike Xxl, along with his band of stripper buddies. And, if the words of a former True Blood stud are worth anything, we haven.t seen nuthin. yet.  Manganiello recently spoke with the folks over at PopSugar about what.s coming for us in the highly anticipated sequel. As you might expect, there were a lot of teaser-y buzzwords thrown around.  This movie is going to blow people's minds. There hasn't been a studio film this racy, this out there, this kind of progressive, probably since the '70s. And especially in today's climate, I think movies play it very safe, and this is going to be something that is out there. At first, his words sounded like another celebrity trying to drum up further hype for his next release, but perhaps his words will prove true. Magic Mike skirted »

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Did Fantastic Four Bring In Another Director For Reshoots?

19 hours ago

You probably heard the rumors about the tumultuous making-of process of Fantastic Four; director Josh Trank and writer/producer Simon Kinberg were said to have butted heads on numerous ocassions, which reportedly influenced Trank leaving his Star Wars standalone film. But just how bad did things get? New rumors hit the airwaves recently suggesting that another director was brought in to handle the reshoots of the film, though Trank almost immediately denounced them. The rumors, originating from Superhero News and agreggated by Comic Book Movie, suggested that Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Secret Service) was brought in to oversee the Fantastic Four reshoots instead of the actual director. Trank, however, went on Twitter to directly address these allegations with the outlets. @Josh_Wilding Hey Josh, not true. While Mv has been very supportive, he's never been to our set. There's only been 1 director of FF2015. Me. . Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015 Superhero »

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Crossbones May Not Have As Big A Role In Civil War As We Thought

19 hours ago

There's still a lot we don't know about Captain America: Civil War. We know that Iron Man and The First Avenger will be locked in a heated, politically driven battle, as Crossbones enters the fray to wreak some havok. However, might this famed Captain America baddie not play as integral a role as we thought? Civil War started principal photography at the beginning of the month, and actor Frank Grillo is already finished filming his scenes.  Grillo announced the news on Instagram, writing, "I came I fought I conquered." When preliminary castings were first announced, it was reported that Crossbones plays the primary antagonist in Civil War. We last saw him laying on a stretcher in The Winter Soldier, having been crushed by the rubble from a collapsing building, but now he's bad and ready to take on Cap with a whole new look to him. However, perhaps he only »

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Matt Damon Looks Terrified And Stranded In First The Martian Photos

20 hours ago

After playing an astronaut stranded on a frozen planet in Interstellar, Matt Damon is heading back into space with the starring role in The Martian. And, once again, he plays an astronaut left to fend for himself on another planet. This guy just can't catch a break. The first look at the highly anticipated Ridley Scott film has arrived in the form of a batch of images, featuring Damon and the star-studded cast investigating the Red Planet.  Empire magazine was the first to start releasing photos of The Martian, but since then Entertainment Weekly and People magazine entered the fray. In the film, Damon plays astronaut Mark Watley, who, along with a team of scientists, is exploring and conducting experiments on Mars. Due to a freak storm, the team is forced to evacuate, but Watley is injured and is left behind to fend for himself. You can see his despair »

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The Croods 2 Added Two Hilarious Actresses To Its Voice Cast

24 May 2015 7:15 PM, PDT

Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders' The Croods had a rather impressive voice cast full of stars - but the sequel is evidently going even bigger. How do we know? Because all of the lead cast members will be back, and this time around joined by Leslie Mann and Kat Dennings. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop that the two very funny ladies will be joining the ensemble of The Croods 2. As things stand, the rest of the cast includes Nicolas Cage (as Grug), Emma Stone (as Eep), Ryan Reynolds (as Guy), Catherine Keener (as Ugga) and Clark Duke (as Thunk). Weirdly there still aren't any plot details available, but the trade does have word on the roles that Mann and Dennings will be playing. It seems that part of the plot of The Croods 2 will involve the titular family meeting another prehistoric clan, and competing in some fashion. »

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Hateful Eight: What We Know So Far

24 May 2015 5:07 PM, PDT

Back in 2012, writer/director Quentin Tarantino once again brought his incredible skills back to the big screen with Django Unchained. Telling the story of a freed slave who goes on a mission to rescue his wife from an evil plantation owner, the movie was once again a huge success for the filmmaker, and he not only received very positive reviews, but also an Academy Award for his screenplay. Naturally, we.re only more excited for his next cinematic adventure, which will be coming soon in the form of the violent new post-Civil War drama The Hateful Eight. Seemingly mixing together elements of Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained, and equipping the story with a brilliant ensemble cast, the film looks like it could be something really special. But what exactly is the story in the movie, and who are the characters we will be meeting? Well, for your benefit we.ve »

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