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Term Life Trailer


Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and high value locations and comes up with a plan to carry out successful heists which he then sells to the person willing to pay the most for his scheme.

Nick sells his latest project to the son of a cartel boss called Alejandro. Nick walks through every aspect of how the robbers will infiltrate and escape from the location. Wishing to go ahead with the project, Alejandro and his team carryout a successful heist, that is until the entire team of robbers are all shot dead. Nick finds himself on the wrong side of Alejandro's father and is suddenly thrown into a world he's not used to.

Out for revenge after the death of his son, Viktor Vasquez is out to hunt down the person he sees responsible for his son's death and wishes to put him through the same pain that he's currently going through by killing his daughter, Cate.

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World Premiere Of 'The Finest Hours' - Arrivals

Bill Paxton - World premiere of 'The Finest Hours' held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th January 2016

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James Paxton and Bill Paxton
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Premiere Of 'ANT-MAN' - Arrivals

Bill Paxton and Guest - Walt Disney presents the premiere of 'ANT-MAN' - Arrivals at Hollywood, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th June 2015

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Bill Paxton and Guest
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Bill Paxton Discovers Familial Link To Texas Founding Father Sam Houston


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The Apollo 13 star portrays the man known as "the father of Texas" in the epic TV drama, about the Texas Revolution against Mexico in the 1830s and the rise of the Texas Rangers law enforcers, and he was astounded to learn of a familial link between his life and that of his onscreen character.

He tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "Sam Houston and I share common grandparents, six generations ago on my father's side, which makes us second cousins, four times removed. His mother's name was Paxton, Elizabeth Paxton."

The series also co-stars Brendan Fraser as Texas Ranger Billy Anderson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as American frontiersman Erastus 'Deaf' Smith and Olivier Martinez as Mexican General Santa Anna, and premieres on America's History Channel on Monday night (25May15).

'Texas Rising' Premiere

Bill Paxton - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for History's new miniseries 'Texas Rising' premiere which was held at The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, United States - Monday 18th May 2015

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Olivier Martinez, Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser, Kris Kristofferson, Cynthia Addai-robinson, Nicky Katt and Christopher Mcdonald

Bill Paxton To Play 'Grand Theft Auto' Nemesis In BBC Drama


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Bill Paxton will play Jack Thompson, the attorney who tried to destroy the video games company Rockstar Games in a new series for the BBC. Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the co-founder of the company responsible for the Grand Theft Auto franchise.

Bill PaxtonBill Paxton will play Florida lawyer Jack Thompson in the BBC's Grand Theft Auto drama

The BBC drama is based on David Kushner's 2012 book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto. It told the story of Thompson, a former Florida lawyer known for his anti-videogame stance who attempted to quash 'obscenity' in modern culture. He first filed a suit against Rockstar parent Take Two Interactive in 2003 and continued his crusade against the best-selling franchise throughout the decade. His was eventually disbarred in 2008 for inappropriate behavior.

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Nightcrawler Review


Excellent

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing and directing from Dan Giloy and an especially clever performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Comparisons to Taxi Driver have been obvious, as the lead character is a potentially dangerous sociopath on a very personal quest. And the film also taps into the current zeitgeist: how the media panders to a public that increasingly screams for blood. It's a thoroughly unnerving film that often feels more like a very grim satire than a proper thriller.

Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a loner who is desperate to make his mark on the world. Searching for something to do, he stumbles across the people who prowl the city streets after dark in search of an event they can film and sell on to a TV news outlet. Learning from a veteran (Bill Paxton), Lou gets his own camera and a police scanner and starts chasing car crashes, house fires and violent crimes all over Los Angeles. And when he finds that TV news director Nina (Rene Russo) wants to buy his footage, he hires Rick (Riz Ahmed) as an assistant, getting even more aggressive about arriving on the scene before the competition. But Lou isn't willing to settle for that, and starts manipulating the news to get even better stories.

Where this goes from here is pretty unimaginable, as Lou reveals himself to be utterly unencumbered by any hint of a moral compass. Of course, this is a central theme of the movie, as it explores the way audiences clamour for more explosive footage, which pretty much eliminates any sense of human decency in the way events are covered. Gyllenhaal portrays Lou as gaunt and hungry, but with an eerie charm that lets him get away with each audacious manoeuvre. Watching him snap at anyone who crosses him is truly terrifying. Although the way he quietly manipulates situations is even scarier.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Receives High Praise For 'Nightcrawler'


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Jake Gyllenhaal's performance in Nightcrawler has been highly praised by critics ahead of the film's US and UK release.

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Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler.

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Million Dollar Arm Review


Good

Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that mixes comedy and emotion to inspire and move the audience. Thankfully, it also has a very smart screenplay by Tom McCarthy (Win Win) that draws out some resonant themes while tackling cross-culture issues with wit and honesty. This makes it easy to identify with the sparky characters who are trying to reinvent themselves.

Sports manager JB (Jon Hamm) certainly needs a reinvention. He has lost all of his high-profile clients and now needs to find the next big thing. Perceived as washed-up, he has some difficulty convincing someone to fund his crazy plan to stage a talent competition in India to find baseball talent among the local cricket players. With the help of his easily distracted assistant Aash (Aasif Mandvi) and cantankerous ex-coach Ray (Alan Arkin), he narrows the candidates down to two potential stars: Rinku and Danesh (Life of Pi's Suraj Sharma and Slumdog Millionaire's Madhur Mittal). After JB brings them back to Los Angeles, along with over-eager interpreter Amit (Pitobash), renegade coach Tom (Bill Paxton) has to whip them into shape to see if they can attract interest from the big-league teams.

While the film continually threatens to indulge in smiley culture-clash slapstick, McCarthy's script continually grounds the action in the characters, who emerge as fully rounded people who are engagingly unpredictable. The cast is earthy and natural, anchored ably by Hamm as a likeable guy who remains self-absorbed even though he's desperate, and who takes a long time to learn his rather simple lesson. His chemistry with Lake Bell (as the plain-talking tenant in his pool house) is superbly messy. And ace scene-stealers Mandvi and Arkin bring plenty of comic relief to their hilarious roles.

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Nightcrawler Trailer


Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered him more than a little unstable. He traverses the LA streets at night, keeping an eager eye out for the frequently occuring violent crimes that swamp the darkness, and finds himself first on the scene with his camera for a series of serious incidents. It soon becomes clear that the the bloodier the crime he stumbles upon, the higher his pay rate is when he sells those first shots for the news; but that kind of exposure begins to seriously damage his mental health and general sense of morality. He decides to go for a job as a television newscaster, feeling thoroughly confident of his hard work over the years, and stands to live by his rather unnerving motto: 'If you want to win the lottery, you have to make the money to buy the ticket.'

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Edge Of Tomorrow Review


Good

A smarter-than-expected script turns this noisy sci-fi action movie into something remarkably entertaining. A-list stars, solid actors and whizzy effects aside, the dialogue is packed with clever observations that are both mind-bending and unexpectedly hilarious. And director Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) lets his cast have a lot of fun with it.

In the near future when aliens called Mimics have rampaged across Europe, Cage (Tom Cruise) is a military media spokesman suddenly sent into the front-lines from London, battling the fearsome creatures on the beaches of Normandy. He's killed fairly quickly, but wakes up that same morning and is again sent through battlefield prep with harsh Sgt Farell (Bill Paxton) and a rag-tag team. Again and again. Eventually he breaks out of the pattern and discovers another soldier, Rita (Emily Blunt), who seems to understand why he is living this day over and over only to die each time. So he uses the repetition to figure out what's really going on, and he and Rita plot a way to stop the aliens for good.

Yes, the premise is a direct riff on Groundhog Day, as Cage makes the most of each day, learning something new that will get him further the next. And the film's script knowingly plays with the set-up, offering witty comments and some genuinely suspenseful set-pieces along the way, all sharply edited into a relatively coherent narrative, although the ending will generate a lot of post-screening debate. Liman packs the film with kinetic, intense action sequences that are rendered with strikingly realistic effects that occasionally have some extra fun with the 3D.

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Wait, Is Tom Cruise's 'Edge Of Tomorrow' The Best Movie Of 2014?


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It was bound to be a flop. It had to be a flop. But Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow is emerging as one of the best movies of 2014 and has put a small group of smarmy movie writers like myself, - who lumped it in with Oblivion when we should have been thinking District 9 - firmly in our place.

Tom Cruise Edge of TomorrowTom Cruise in 'Edge of Tomorrow'

Doug Liman, whose last movie was the critically derided Jumper, was given the job of helming EOT and appears to have done a fine, fine job with a quality cast that includes Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton

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'Million Dollar Arm' Released: A Home Run For Jon Hamm? [Trailer]


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Million Dollar Arm is released today in the USA, bringing Craig Gillespie's take on the remarkable true story of sports coach J.B. Bernstein to life with Mad Men's Jon Hamm in the driving seat alongside Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Aasif Mandvi and Lake Bell. It's easy to see why Hamm was cast as Bernstein, the sports agent and marketing wiz who devised a programme to inspire Indian cricket players to make the jump to baseball in the search for a news sports hero.

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Jon Hamm Plays Sports Coach J.B. Bernstein In This Heart-Warming True Story Dramatisation.

"Sometimes a hard-hitting expose, sometimes a big-hearted crowdpleaser, "Million Dollar Arm" wants it both ways to be sure, but its instincts are mostly right on the money, as are its actors," says Variety. Scott Foundas is even-handed in his review, making sure to praise all those who make the movie such a solid watch, including "Gyula Pados' ace widescreen lensing," "jubilant wall-to-wall song score by Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman" and Hamm "who possesses a special talent for ferreting out the humanity in seemingly soulless corporate suits."

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World Premiere Of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' - Arrivals

Bill Paxton and Louise Newbury - World premiere of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' held at El Capitain Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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"Saving Mr. Banks" - Los Angeles Premiere

Bill Paxton and James Paxton - "Saving Mr. Banks" - Los Angeles Premiere At Walt Disney Studios - Burbank, California, United States - Tuesday 10th December 2013

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Bill Paxton and James Paxton
Bill Paxton and James Paxton
Bill Paxton and James Paxton
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Term Life Trailer

Term Life Trailer

Nick Barrow designs high target crimes for a living, he studies and surveys banks and...

Nightcrawler Movie Review

Nightcrawler Movie Review

A gently comical undertone makes this thriller even creepier than expected, bolstered by sharp writing...

Million Dollar Arm Movie Review

Million Dollar Arm Movie Review

Based on a true story, this is one of those relentlessly uplifting Disney movies that...

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Nightcrawler Trailer

Nightcrawler Trailer

Lou Bloom is a hard-working budding journalist whose deep obsession with his career has rendered...

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Review

A smarter-than-expected script turns this noisy sci-fi action movie into something remarkably entertaining. A-list stars,...

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Sports agent JB Bernstein was once incredibly successful in his field, but now there's a...

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Million Dollar Arm Trailer

Million Dollar Arm Trailer

JB Bernstein is a sports agent who may outwardly look successful, but is struggling to...

Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer

Edge Of Tomorrow Trailer

Major William Cage is a soldier who is thrust into an impossible battle when the...

Parkland Movie Review

Parkland Movie Review

This starry drama has documentary realism going for it, although without a single well-developed character...

2 Guns Movie Review

2 Guns Movie Review

What looks like a rather standard buddy action comedy is elevated by a smarter-than-normal script,...

2 Guns Trailer

2 Guns Trailer

Marcus Stigman and Bobby Trench have, for the last year, been working together as part...

Haywire Movie Review

Haywire Movie Review

It's hardly surprising that Soderbergh takes such a bracing approach to the action thriller genre....

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