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Big Hero 6 Review


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Fans of bright, flashy things will love this colourful, kinetic animated adventure, although anyone seeking originality or involving characters should probably look elsewhere. This is the first Disney animation based on a Marvel comic book, although they have essentially only retained the title and a vague semi-Asian setting. The result is a film that feels like something you've already seen before, with the usual Disney plot formula, characters and action beats, plus lots of sentimentality. At least it's witty and fast-paced enough to keep us entertained.

The futuristic setting is San Fransokyo, a slightly more Japanese version of San Francisco in which 15-year-old computer-geek orphan Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) lives with his Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph). Both are shaken when Hiro's brother Tadashi dies in an explosion Hiro thinks he might have caused. Then he meets Tadashi's health-care robot invention Baymax (Scott Adsit), a cuddly inflatable creature who just wants to take care of Hiro. He goes along with Hiro's plan to turn him into a fighting machine that helps find the masked man who stole Hiro's microbot invention and actually caused the explosion. Baymax also helps Hiro assemble the Big Hero 6 team, adding Tadashi's nerd-inventor pals: goofy Fred (T.J. Miller), rebellious Go Go (Jamie Chung), nice-guy Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.) and girly Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez). Together they set out to stop the villain before he enacts his nefarious plan.

All of this is animated with bright colours and a snappy sense of the technology. There are several exhilarating set-pieces along the way as the young heroes work out their special powers by inventing all sorts of gadgets. But nothing about the script meaningfully deepens these characters. Each person on-screen is essentially one personality trait, while potentially colourful side roles (including Aunt Cass) are left badly undefined. What holds the interest is the superb interaction between Hiro and Baymax, mainly because of the obvious affection between them. And also because Baymax has all of the film's funniest lines.

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Big Hero 6 Trailer


Hiro Hamada is a young robotics virtuoso whose best friend is a large, balloon-like humanoid machine named Baymax which he designed at the San Fransokyo Institute Of Technology. However, having such expert knowledge in this kind of scientific field is bound to be dangerous and soon enough they find themselves under attack from a vicious enemy who sends his army of miniature robots after them. Going to the police proves fruitless, and so Hiro decides he must fight back. He designs a powerful suit for Baymax and joins a team of like-minded vigilantes who have been appointed by the government to save the world; they are Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago and Fred and together they form the ultimate superhero team. Hiro and his friends must uncover the villain's plot of destruction – without breaking curfew.

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Liam Neeson, James Cromwell Favourites for Spielberg's 'The BFG'


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Oscar nominees Liam Neeson and James Cromwell are the early favourites to land the lead role in Steven Spielberg's The BFG. Towering Hollywood star Neeson is available at 6/1 with Paddy Power, while Cromwell - a character actor of the highest quality - is the frontrunner at 2/1.

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Elsewhere, the UK's very own Stephen Merchant is in with a shout at 10/1, while Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams is at 20/1. David Hasselhoff could resurrect his acting career and is a 50/1 shot - which would be ridiculous - while Premier League football Peter Crouch is 250/1.

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The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala

James Cromwell - The Humane Society Of The United States 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 30th March 2014

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Norby Walters' 24nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala

James Cromwell - Norby Walters' 24nd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Oscar Viewing Gala held at Beverly Hills Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 2nd March 2014

ABC TCA Summer 2013 Party

James Cromwell - ABC TCA Summer 2013 Party - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Disney & ABC TCA summer press tour

James Cromwell - Disney & ABC TCA summer press tour held at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

Disney ABC TCA Summer Press Tour

James Cromwell - Disney & ABC TCA summer press tour held at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 4th August 2013

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James Cromwell Arrested, Actor Protesting Against University Cat Abuse


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James Cromwell was arrested yesterday (February 7, 2013) when he staged a protest, along with PETA spokesman Jeremy Beckham, at the University of Wisconsin. Cromwell and Beckham were protesting the University’s alleged animal abuse, claiming that 30 cats per year are “starved, deafened, and decapitated for brain research that hasn't accomplished its goals of improving human hearing,” TMZ reports. The University of Wisconsin has denied the accusations.

The Oscar-nominated actor reportedly stormed into a UW System Board of Regents meeting, holding signs showing a cat with metal implanted in its head, at one of the university’s laboratories and shouting slogans such as “This is not science. This is cruel!” Although those attending the meeting were clearly taken aback, nobody actually responded to the protestors. The police were called and James Cromwell was soon arrested, along with Jeremy Beckham.

They were led out in handcuffs, taken to a local police station and the meeting immediately resumed. It is expected that they The director of the university’s Research Animal Resources Center released a statement, to say that “Exhaustive independent investigation by the USDA, which regulates the use of animals in research, concluded that PETA's allegations are baseless.” James Cromwell, 73, starred in the TV series American Horror Story: Asylum and Six Feet Under as well as movies such as LA Confidential and The Green Mile.  

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Spolier Alert! What To Expect From American Horror Story Episode Two


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If you thought the premiere of American Horror Story Season 2 was good, you had better prepare yourself for some serious thrills in episode two.

If you don’t want to know what happens, then stop reading now, but if you just can’t wait until the next episode hits your television screens, then read on, there’s some pretty exciting stuff in store.

As the first episode ended, so the second begins, with Theresa (played by Jenna Dewan Tatum) running away from the gruesome Bloody Face. We’ll tell you that much, but we won’t tell you what happens to her, just yet. What we will tell you though is that Zachary Quinto makes his debut as Dr. Oliver Thredson. E! Online have described him as “a breath of fresh air for viewers” and fans of the show will relish seeing how he interacts with the likes of Sister Jude (Jessica Lange) and Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) when he comes to Briarcliffe to assess whether or not Kit (Evan Peters) is fit for trial. He learns a thing or two about modern psychiatric teachings, from a patient who suggests that not all can be explained by what he has already learned.

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Video - James Cromwell 'Relieved' He Didn't Win Best Supporting Actor in 1995


Actor James Cromwell (The Queen; LA Confidential; I, Robot) takes part in a satellite interview from Los Angeles to promote the re-release of the Oscar winning movie 'The Artist'. He talks about being stuck in a limo on his way to a post-Oscars party and talks about behind the scenes on Oscar-winning film, The Artist. He also recalls when he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the film Babe in 1995, along with a 'perspirating' Brad Pitt and of his relief when Kevin Spacey won the award instead.

James can next be seen in the upcoming family film Cowgirls and Angels, alongside Don't Be Afraid of the Dark star Bailee Madison and Twilight's Jackson Rathbone

The Artist Trailer


George Valentin is a silent movie star in 1920's Hollywood. His latest film, A Russian Affair, opens to rave reviews and it seems that George has hit the big time. As he walks the red carpet, someone knocks into him.

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Secretariat Trailer


Penny Chenery never really thought she would take over the family racing stables but as her fathers health started to deteriorate, Penny found herself in just that position. In recent years the team at Meadow Stables found themselves on somewhat of a loosing streak but all that was about to change when a bit of luck started to come their way.

Starting to operate in a male dominated business, Penny and her small team including her loyal and well known trainer Lucien Laurin began to make waves on the racing circuit mainly because their determination and a beautiful chestnut colt named Secretariat which Penny found herself owner of purely by chance.

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Surrogates Trailer


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Spiderman 3, Trailer, Sony Pictures Trailer


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