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Jai Courtney (born 1986) Jai Courtney is an Australian actor who played John McClane's son Jack in 'Die Hard' sequel 'A Good Day to Die Hard'.

Childhood: Jai Courtney was born in Sydney, Australia. His parents are Chris, an electricity company worker, and Karen, a primary school teacher. He attended Galston Public School as a child.

Acting career: Jai Courtney's first screen role was as Alex in 2005's short 'Boys Grammar'. In 2008, he had a lead role in the TV series 'Packed to the Rafters' and appeared in 'All Saints' in the same year. His breakthrough role was as Varro in the 2010 TV series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' and he has since played Charlie in 'Jack Reacher' in 2012 alongside Tom Cruise, and Jack McClane in 2013 Die Hard franchise instalment 'A Good Day to Die Hard'. He has been announced to star in 2013 movie 'I, Frankenstein'.



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First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed


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DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first official photographs of the main cast in full costume on Twitter, including Will Smith as Deadshot.

The movie, whose release is still fifteen months away, concerns a motley crew of supervillains who conduct covert operations on behalf of the US government in exchange for receiving cuts to the lengths of their prison sentences. Ayer's photos are the first opportunity for fans of the comic books to get a flavour of the visual aesthetics that the director will be bringing to the picture.

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David Ayer Releases First Photo Of The 'Suicide Squad' Team In Costume


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While the Avengers are busy taking over cinemas across the globe, there's something else happening in the world of superheroes (and villains) - David Ayer has just revealed the first image of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume, reports Variety. And here it is:

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Terminator Genisys Trailer


With the war between mankind and Skynet drawing to a close, resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) discovers a terrible invention - a time machine. Knowing that the almost defeated Skynet have sent a terminator back in time to kill his own mother and stop the human resistance from forming, Connor has to send his best friend and most trusted lieutenant, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to protect her. When Reese arrives, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is already prepared for the coming storm, as she has been raised since childhood by the machines themselves. A reprogramed Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has protected her for years, and is not preparing for the ultimate fight against the greatest enemy.

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The Water Diviner Review


Weak

For his directing debut, Russell Crowe tells a story so compelling that it almost obscures the rather clunky filmmaking. Based on the hint of a true story, the events are fascinating, moving and often thrilling, with some strikingly well-staged sequences along the way. But the earnest tone is sometimes distracting, as is an unnecessary romantic subplot that makes the whole movie feel like pure fiction.

It opens in 1919 Australia, where Connor (Crowe) is grieving the loss of his three sons in the 1915 battle of Gallipoli. Having vowed to bring them home before his wife dies, and with nothing else to do now, Connor heads to Turkey to find them. But the local British officer (Jai Courtney) doesn't want him anywhere near the battlefield, where experts are still identifying the remains of fallen soldiers. So with the help of local officer Hasan (Yilmaz Erdogan), Connor makes his own way to the site and, using his skills at discovering underwater wells, finds the bodies of two of his sons. Then he learns that the third (Ryan Corr) might have survived.

Alongside this story, Connor has a series of tentative romantic interludes with Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hot clerk at his Constantinople hotel, where she lives with her precocious 10-year-old son (Dylan Georgiades) while waiting for her husband to be declared one of the war dead. But if this happens, she will have to become her leery brother-in-law's third wife. This sideroad is so soapy that it constantly derails the rest of the movie, stealing focus from the more intriguing political tensions and Connor's own emotional journey. At least Crowe and Kurylenko are solid in their roles, even generating some chemistry in their tentative, unnecessary scenes. And Erdogan and Cem Yilmaz (as a rival Turkish officer) ground things nicely, connecting the rest of the film with the grisly well-recreated battle scenes.

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Insurgent Review


Good

A sharp improvement on the original, this second entry in The Divergent Series has a much stronger sense of its premise and characters, which makes it much more exciting to watch. Where Divergent felt gimmicky and a bit shallow, this chapter pushes the characters much deeper, giving the actors a chance to bring them more engagingly to life, which makes the odd set-up more involving as well.

It picks up immediately where the first film ended, with Tris (Shailene Woodley) escaping from post-apocalyptic, segmented-society Chicago with her boyfriend Four (Theo James), her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) and their shifty cohort Peter (Miles Teller). Hiding out in the Amity agricultural community, they know that Erudite leader Janine (Kate Winslet) has sent her goons (Jai Courtney and Mekhi Phifer) to find them. Actually, she needs a divergent to open an artefact from the pre-war days so she can rid Chicago of pesky divergents forever. When their location is discovered, Tris and pals head back into the city, teaming up with factionless leader Joanna (Naomi Watts) and getting help from the head of Candor (Daniel Dae Kim) before going to Erudite to face Janine.

The story has a strong push to it, driving these rebels ever closer to a confrontation with their nasty nemesis, and their journey is fraught with surprise wrinkles, vicious battles and some mind-bending imagery. In fact, there are so many dreams, flashbacks and computer simulations that it's not always clear if what's on screen is actually happening or not. But it all looks so cool that we hang on to discover where it'll go next, so the two hours passes briskly, and sometimes breathlessly. The film looks terrific, as director Robert Schwentke keeps the focus on the characters while creating some amazing effects around them, especially in the simulation sequences.

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Picture - Jai Courtney - Premiere of... New York New York United States, Monday 16th March 2015

Jai Courtney - Premiere of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' held at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theatre - New York, New York, United States - Monday 16th March 2015

Miles Teller, Octavia Spencer, Lucy Fisher, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Douglas Wick and Jai Courtney
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Unbroken Review


Excellent

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made with attention to detail and a remarkable resistance to sentiment. And strong acting helps bring the characters to life, even if everything feels a little too carefully staged. But it's the real-life aspect that grabs the attention, and a central figure who's a remarkable example of the indomitable human spirit. The film also marks an auspicious step forward for Angelina Jolie as a director, telling a big story without giving in to the usual sappy moviemaking pitfalls.

Son of Italian immigrants, Louie Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grew up in 1920s Southern California and by the time he hit his teens is on the way to becoming a criminal. But his brother Pete (Alex Russell) helps him channel his energy to running instead, and his natural skill make him a local champion as well as an American record-holder at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. When the war breaks out, he enlists and serves as a bombardier in the Pacific, surviving a plane crash before later going down at sea and drifting with two colleagues (Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock) for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese. From here he endures a horrific stint in a prisoner of war camp, taunted by the cruel commandant everyone calls The Bird (Miyavi), who takes particular notice of Louie simply because he refuses to break.

Jolie assembles the film as a big-budget epic, with massive set pieces as the plot cycles through several outrageous episodes before settling in on the prison years. Cinematographer Roger Deakins carefully contrasts Louie's sunny California youth with the much starker visit to Nazi Germany and the astoundingly bleak Japanese prison camp, with those endless days baking at sea in the middle. So the film looks terrific, drawing us into each chapter in Louie's story while building a sense of momentum. It's not quite as complex as it looks; Louie's darker moments feel a bit superficial. But O'Connell adds some weight to each scene, offering a kick of emotion as well as the charisma that convinces the men around him to draw inspiration from his tenacity.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent Trailer


Following on from the events of 'Divergent', the mysterious government has discovered a magical maguffin which had the power to create the idyllic future they have always hoped to fulfil. The only catch, is that it requires a Divergent in order to activate it. As the government begins testing any and all Divergents they can find, Tris (Shailene Woodley) is already on the run, and meets up with an army of secret, hidden Divergents. When it is revealed that she may be the only one to truly activate the maguffin, the Divergents rise up as an Insurgency, and take the fight to the government that has oppressed them for too long.

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Picture - Jai Courtney - Shots of... Los Angeles California United States, Tuesday 16th December 2014

Jai Courtney - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of the action drama movie 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie. The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Picture - Jai Courtney - Shots of... Los Angeles California United States, Monday 15th December 2014

Jai Courtney - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of the action drama movie 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie. The premiere was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th December 2014

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In Action In 'Terminator: Genisys' [Teaser Trailer]


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It's finally here! The trailer for 'Terminator: Genisys' has now been unveiled with Arnold Schwarzenegger as badass as ever, not to mention Sarah Connor, and Kyle Reese is left very, very confused.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in 'Terminator: Genisys'
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns for 'Terminator: Genisys'

The whole story that Kyle relayed to Sarah about his journey back in time from 2029 after being assigned the mission of protecting her by her future son John Connor is brought to life in 'Terminator: Genisys', and while you're sitting there thinking you know what happens next (we've all seen 1984's original flick 'The Terminator'), 'Genisys' turns everything you know onto its head. 

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Terminator Genisys Trailer


Mankind has been all but wiped out. When Skynet became self-aware, it launched tactical nuclear strikes against the human race, with an army of robots finishing off the last few survivors. John Connor (Jason Clarke) leads the resistance, and the robots know this. In order to stop the war against mankind, the machines send one of themselves back in time to kill his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke). With Sarah Connor being a well-documented pacifist, she stands no chance of survival, leading to Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) travelling back in time to save her. But he arrives in a very different world to what he expected. Sarah Connor is a well-trained killing machine, capable of defending herself. Reese was not the first person, or thing, to travel back in time to rescue her.

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Suicide Squad Cast: Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Jared Leto Announced


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Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne have been announced as the primary cast members for the DC Comics supervillain movie Suicide Squad. Leto is set to play Batman's fearsome rival The Joker, while Smith will play Deadshot. The gang will be helmed by Hardy's Rick Flag.

Will SmithWill Smith heads the cast for Warner Bros' Suicide Squad movie

Elsewhere, Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie will play The Joker's accomplice Harley Quinn, whole Jai Courtney will take on the role of Boomerage. British supermodel Delevigne - who was rumored to be playing Quinn after a Halloween post on Instagram - will play Enchantress.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent - Teaser Trailer


Following the revelation that she is Divergent and not specialised for any of the dystopian Chicago factions, Tris (Shailene Woodley) uncovered a series of intrigue and dishonesty amongst factions. Now, Tris is on the run with her leader Four (Theo James); being chased by the Erudite - a faction based on intelligence - as they plot to become the dominant faction. With Tris' family having sacrificed themselves some great secret, Tris and Four must find out what that is before the Erudite can catch them and win.

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Terminator's Jai Courtney in Talks for Key 'Suicide Squad' Role


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Jai Courtney, the American actor who will star in the forthcoming Terminator movie Genisys, is in talks to join David Ayer's DC Comics movie Suicide Squad. According to Variety, Courtney is being eyed for the role of Batman villain Deadshot.

Jai CourtneyJai Courtney could play Deadshot in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is shaping up to be a true A-listers movie, with Tom Hardy, Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto in some stage of negotiations for the movie. Based on the famous comic, the movie will centre on a team of super villains who are given a shot at redemption by the government. 

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