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The 9th Life Of Louis Drax Review

Very Good

With heavy overtones of Hitchcockian mystery and intrigue, this stylish thriller is the enjoyably melodramatic story of a rather odd 9-year-old boy and the adults caught in a twisted vortex around him. Emotive acting helps make the characters come to life, and the story's secrets keep the audience hooked as what's actually happening becomes horrifyingly clear.

Louis Drax (Alden Longworth) has had several close encounters with death in his first nine years. Is he immortal? Or just accident prone? His mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon) protects him fiercely, while his father Peter (Aaron Paul) clearly adores him. So what happened on his birthday, when Peter went missing and Louis ended up in a coma after falling from a cliff? While treating him, Dr Pascal (Jamie Dornan) becomes entangled in the drama of their life. He meets Louis' sardonic therapist (Oliver Platt) and Peter's manic mother (Barbara Hershey), and he also gets perhaps a bit too close to Natalie than he should.

Director Alexandre Aja and writer Max Mingella have a lot of fun stirring in references to Hitchcock films, including the San Francisco setting, switching identities, vertiginous heights and a dangerous blonde. They add so many mysteries and red herrings into the plot that the audience is kept happily off-balance for most of the film, waiting for the other shoes to drop. This means that everything feels somewhat overcooked, complete with fantasies, dreams and even some magic. But this gives the cast a lot to play with. Dornan is his usual charming, seductive self, haplessly wooing Natalie even though he already has a hot wife (McGregor). But then Gadon oozes vulnerable lustiness in her role, so he doesn't have much of a chance. And despite the obvious set-up, Paul creates a surprisingly complex character out of Peter, while Hershey has fun chomping on the scenery.

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Central Intelligence Review

Very Good

After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride Along movies, Kevin Hart takes on The Rock in this entertaining action-comedy bromance. They make a great couple, as Dwayne Johnson's bulk cleverly contrasts with Hart's tightly wound intensity. Even more enjoyable is that they've essentially swapped roles, with Hart as the straight guy opposite Johnson's awkward goofball.

They play characters who knew each other in high school, when Calvin (Hart) was the king of the campus, captain of every sports team, star of every theatre production, top student and boyfriend of the sexiest cheerleader (Danielle Nicolet), whom he went on to marry. On the other hand, Bob (Johnson) was a badly bullied, overweight kid, who now turns up in town for their 20th reunion as a beefy muscleman. Clearly a little unhinged, Bob is also a rogue CIA operative, hunted by his boss Pam (Amy Ryan) for killing his partner (Aaron Paul) and other crimes he insists he didn't commit. So he ropes Calvin in to help clear his name, but Calvin finds this situation so insane that he's not sure who to believe.

While all of this plays out in a blissfully silly way, there's also a bit of an edge to the movie as it explores the issue of bullying with some gentle nuance that includes racism, sexism and homophobia. So even when it's rude or mindlessly corny, the movie is making a point. That said, the message might have been more convincing without the over-the-top violence that fills all of the action sequences. Thankfully, that never drowns out the terrific chemistry between Johnson and Hart, who bounce hilariously off each other as two men who have been emasculated in very different ways and need to prove themselves. This vulnerability makes both of them easy to identify with, especially as they play with their usual on-screen personas.

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The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer


Louis Drax is a young boy who lives with his mother and father, the family are close but each year Louis seemingly has a bad accident. His parents put this down to their son's clumsy ways but they're fully aware that something deeper might be at play.

It's Louis ninth birthday and he and his parents plan to go into the woods for a picnic to celebrate. As the trio begin to have a nice time, tragedy strikes and Louis is found at the bottom of a cliff.

In a deep coma, the young boy is transferred to a special coma unit where his vitals are monitored by acclaimed neurologist Dr. Allan Pascal. Louis had been technically dead for two hours before being rescued and the fact that he's reciprocating to any form of treatment is a miracle in itself.

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Eye In The Sky Trailer


Drones are now one of the most effective weapons the military have when fighting in battle. Their surveillance abilities are incredibly high quality and make it much easier to find and target individuals who are wanted.

Colonel Katherine Powell has been given a mission to go and find and capture an ex-British citizen who's become an extremist and is meeting with some of the men on the most wanted list. Having been previously connected to a series of suicide bombings, the Colonel tracks down the woman (currently going under the new Ayesha Al-Hady) and makes contact with her superiors to let them know her progress.

Using a multitude of surveillance equipment, Powell soon becomes privy to the terrorists next plans, she discovers that the bombers are planning another imminent attack. Placed in an impossible situation, Powell and her bosses must decide how to complete the mission without the loss of civilian life.

Triple 9 Trailer


Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage has turned into a habit that's about to land them in a lot of trouble. When a powerful member of the Russian mafia learns of Tompkins' money making ways, she blackmails him and his team into pulling a heist for her. Fearing they'll be exposed, the gang carry out the job for Irene, a woman who might look glamourous but has a dark soul. Once the job's complete, the crew believe they're in the clear but savvy Sergeant Detective Jeffrey Allen has been put on the case and he soon discovers that there's probably more to the robbery than first thought.

That's not the only problem facing Tompkins, Irene tracks the cop down and requests another job - if refused Irene won't hesitate in taking their lives. This job is far bigger than the last and is an almost impossible mission. Feeling their only option is to distract all the cops in their district, the team come up with a plan to pull a Triple 9 call - police code for 'officer down'. However, with Sergeant Detective Allen constantly uncovering more information and being faced with the ordeal of killing one of their own, the job will be far from straight forward.

Triple 9 is directed by John Hillcoat who also directed 2012's Lawless starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy & the film adaptation of The Road starring Viggo Mortensen.

'Breaking Bad' Actor, Steven Michael Quezada, Running For Political Office In Albuquerque


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An actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad is running for office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Steven Michael Quezada played Steven Gomez, Hank’s D.E.A. partner in the hit AMC show. He served the public in the series but how, taking a break from acting, he’s setting his sights on the role of County Commissioner.

Steven Michael Quezada and George LopezSteven Michael Quezada (L) and George Lopez (R) at a Celebrity Golf Pre-Party in Hollywood in May 2014.

Read More: Bryan Cranston Gives Catty Response To Breaking Bad Fan Who Asked About The Joys Of Albuquerque.

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Aaron Paul To Star In Hulu’s ‘The Way’


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Aaron Paul will star in a new drama series on Hulu. The 35-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in AMC’s Breaking Bad, will star in The Way. The upcoming series is being produced by Jason Katims, who is best known for his work on Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. Paul will also serve as a producer on the upcoming series.

Aaron PaulAaron Paul will star in The Way.

Read More: Aaron Paul Reportedly Set To Star In Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Spin-off About Han Solo.

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Elton John's Oscars Party Saw As Many Stars As The Academy Awards Itself [Photos]


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Since 1992, EJAF (Elton John AIDS Foundation) has raised over 321 million USD to help combat AIDS/HIV. One of the biggest events on EJAF's calendar is that of the Academy Awards Ceremony - for the last 23 years, Sir Elton John has hosted a special Academy Awards viewing party, in which celebrities from all areas of the entertainment industry come together to watch the Oscars, whilst raising money for the foundation. This year was no exception.

Sir Elton John poses with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)
Sir Elton John poses with Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)

Of course, as with any Oscar party, members of the Hollywood elite were in attendance, like Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. But also, tremendous musical talent flocked to West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. In addition to Sir Elton John, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne were there to pose for pictures, as were Miley Cyrus, LIL' KIM and Kylie Minogue. Moby and Beck also stopped by to help raise awareness for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Aaron Paul Reportedly Set To Star In 'Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens' Spin-Off About Han Solo


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'Breaking Bad' star Aaron Paul is reportedly attached to star in an untitled spin-off movie of the J.J. Abram's directed 'Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens' that will focus on a young Han Solo, but his exact role is still not known.

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Aaron Paul is allegedly attached to star in the Star Wars spin-off

News that the alleged spin-off was in the works first surfaced in a post on the Stars Wars fan site Making Star Wars, which used the code name "Luminac Industrial Goods" when referring to the project.

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Mark Hamill Joins Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul And Ellen Page For 'Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back' Live Reading


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Mark Hamill surprised and delighted Star Wars diehards on Thursday evening in Los Angeles, when he appeared at a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back at the Ace Hotel Theatre. Hamill joined stars including Jessica Alba, Aaron Paul and Ellen Page at the reading, which was hosted by director Jason Reitman as part of Film Independent’s Live Read series.

Mark HamillMark Hamill took on a different role during a live reading of The Empire Strikes Back

But Hamill wasn't in his familiar role of Luke Skywalker, instead he joined the dark side for the evening, reading the role The Emperor as well as mimicking Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the audience gave the Star Wars icon a standing ovation Hamill joked, “I hope I pass the audition.”

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Director Scott Waugh, Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper - Need for Speed Fan Screening held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Director Scott Waugh, Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper
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Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul - AMC celebrates the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad' at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 24th July 2013

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
Bryan Cranston and Robin Dearden

Aaron Paul and Screen Actors Guild Sunday 29th January 2012 The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) held at The Shrine Auditorium - Red Carpet Arrivals

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Aaron Paul and HBO - Sunday 11th January 2009 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Beverly Hills, CA

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The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Movie Review

With heavy overtones of Hitchcockian mystery and intrigue, this stylish thriller is the enjoyably melodramatic...

Central Intelligence Movie Review

Central Intelligence Movie Review

After teaming up with Will Ferrell for Get Hard and Ice Cube for two Ride...

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

The 9th Life of Louis Drax Trailer

Louis Drax is a young boy who lives with his mother and father, the family...

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Eye in the Sky Movie Review

Almost forensic in its approach, this smart thriller explores a drone strike from a variety...

Triple 9 Movie Review

Triple 9 Movie Review

After a post-apocalyptic dystopia (The Road) and Prohibition-era America (Lawless), Australian director John Hillcoat brings...

Eye In The Sky Trailer

Eye In The Sky Trailer

Drones are now one of the most effective weapons the military have when fighting in...

Central Intelligence Trailer

Central Intelligence Trailer

When Bob was at school he was the complete opposite to the person he's grown...

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Triple 9 Trailer

Triple 9 Trailer

Terrell Tompkins and his team of officers are corrupt, finding ways to embellish their wage...

Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review

Exodus: Gods and Kings Movie Review

Aside from impressive 21st century digital effects, this new take on the Moses story pales...

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Exodus: Gods and Kings Trailer

Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven) talks about world of his new film,...

Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

Exodus: Gods And Kings Trailer

Moses and the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses grew up together as brothers after the former was...

Decoding Annie Parker Trailer

Decoding Annie Parker Trailer

Annie Parker is a fun-loving young woman struggling with the difficulties of motherhood, a husband...

A Long Way Down Movie Review

A Long Way Down Movie Review

With a darkly serious theme and a corny rom-com filmmaking approach, this film never quite...

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