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Michael Rooker - The premiere of Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

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Michael Rooker - Film Premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 22nd July 2014

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Michael Rooker - 40th Annual Saturn Awards - Arrivals - Burbank, California, United States - Friday 27th June 2014

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Michael Rooker - Puerto Rico Comic Con 2014 - Day 2 - Isla Grande Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico - Sunday 25th May 2014

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Michael Rooker - 2013 Nascar Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 7th December 2013

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Michael Rooker - Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2013 at the Austin Convention Center - Day 3 - Austin, Texas, United States - Sunday 24th November 2013

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Michael Rooker - Day 4 of Fan Expo Canada 2013 at Toronto Metro Convention Centre. - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 25th August 2013

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Michael Rooker - Guardians of the Galaxy film set in rural Surrey as they spend a month building a crash spacecraft site in the picturesque English countryside - Surrey, United Kingdom - Friday 23rd August 2013

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Glenn Close To Play Top Cop In Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'


Glenn Close James Gunn Chris Pratt Zoe Saldana Lee Pace Michael Rooker John C Reilly Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joel Edgerton Jack Huston Jim Sturgess Eddie Redmayne Samuel L Jackson Anton Yelchin Frank Langella

Well this is a surprising casting, though one that sort of makes a ton of sense. According to the Deadline.com, Marvel Studios has landed Oscar winning actress Glenn Close to play a major new role in its latest franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy. The actress will reportedly play a leadership role in Nova Corp, the intergalactic space control.

The new James Gunn-directed movie goes into production next month, so Marvel have left it late to cast what is essentially a major role. The movie already boasts a pretty decent looking cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly. Pratt landed the lead role following a search that included Marvel looking at Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess and Eddie Redmayne

Sources tell Deadline that Close's role will be the closest thing to the one that Samuel L. Jackson plays in The Avengers, though perhaps with more of an edge. Close has proven she can play the hardnosed character in the likes of Damages, Fatal Attraction and, err, 101 Dalmatians and we see her being a real hit in Guardians.

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Michael Rooker And James Gunn Teaming Up For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'


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Michael Rooker is to reunite with director James Gunn, for new film Guardians Of The Galaxy.

According to Deadline, Rooker has been cast as Yondu, who apparently is a founding member of the Guardians of the Zatoan tribe in the Marvel Comics series. Yondu is reportedly a skilled hunter with mystic qualities allowing him to build empathetic relationships with a variety of lifeforms. We’ll not lie, we’re not too familiar with this Marvel comic so we’re going to have to go with our source. Props to them for getting Rooker though. Also among the cast is Chris Pratt, who plays Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora and Dave Bautista, former WWE wrestler, as Drax. There are various rumours that Bautista might be returning to the WWE, though as yet they haven’t amounted to anything more than chatter going round various wrestling gossip sites.

Rooker and Gunn have a long history together, Rooker starred in 2006’s Slither, directed by Gunn, and worked with him again on 2010’s Super. Both were solid outings and the pair have a great respect for each, so we reckon that his addition to the cast can only be a good thing. The film itself is expected to be released at some point in 2014.

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Michael Rooker, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson and Gale Anne Hurd - Michael Rooker, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson, Gale Anne Hurd Sunday 16th December 2012 17th Annual Satellite Awards held at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel Theatre

Michael Rooker, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson and Gale Anne Hurd
Michael Rooker, Danai Gurira, Scott Wilson and Gale Anne Hurd

Michael Rooker, Merle Dixon and The Walking Dead - Michael Rooker "Merle Dixon Thursday 4th October 2012 Premiere Of AMC's "The Walking Dead" 3rd Season - Arrivals at Universal CityWalk

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Michael Rooker and The Walking Dead

Michael Rooker and LA Live Monday 3rd October 2011 at the premiere of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' 2nd Season at LA Live Theaters Los Angeles, California

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Super Review


Very Good
Writer-director Gunn gleefully subverts genre expectations with this superhero movie that goes way against the grain. And what makes it worth seeing is the fact that every scene is grounded in reality.

Frank (Wilson) only has two moments in his life when he felt happy: first was his wedding to Sarah (Tyler) and second was when he helped a cop foil a crime.

So when Sarah leaves him for the charismatic criminal Jacques (Bacon), Frank turns to crimefighting, with a little inspiration from Libby (Page), who works in a comic book shop. Frank's super alter-ego is the Crimson Bolt, smacking criminals with a pipe-wrench. And when Libby figures it out, she becomes his sidekick Boltie, helping him launch an all-out offensive to free Sarah from Jacques' control.

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Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, James Gunn and Michael Rooker - Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Director James Gunn and Michael Rooker Hollywood, California - Los Angeles Premiere of Super held at The Egyptian Theatre Monday 21st March 2011

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Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman
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Rainn Wilson and Sarah Silverman
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Michael Rooker - Sunday 15th February 2009 at Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, California, USA

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Michael Rooker and Ziegfeld Theatre Monday 11th February 2008 New York Premiere of 'Jumper' at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Michael Rooker and Ziegfeld Theatre
Michael Rooker and Ziegfeld Theatre
Michael Rooker and Ziegfeld Theatre

Table One Review


Bad
Bad idea: Make a comedy with nothing but loser guys and no real female parts. Lots of people are gonna line up for that one (Jackass excepted).

The wafer-thin story here, about the misadventures of a group of guys who somewhat foolishly invested in a bar/restaurant and hang out there every night in the hopes of impressing the ladies. Needless to say, they impress no one and end up the same losers 90 minutes later.

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The 6th Day Review


Good
You've seen the ads. You know the story. So is The 6th Day the same movie as Total Recall, just without the blonde? Not really, but don't feel bad if you have a little déjà vu along the way.

Rest assured, you're watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle. This time he's not a spy or a commando, he's Adam Gibson, an extreme snowboarding tour guide in the not-so-distant future, an era that includes a company called RePet can clone your dog, cat, or snake. Or you can pick up a Sim-Pal, a child-size doll (with real hair that grows) that makes for one of the creepiest props I've seen since that miniature, squirting chicken in Eraserhead.

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The Bone Collector Review


OK
Call me crazy, but I'm dead certain I saw the Transamerica Pyramid (in San Francisco) in the opening scene of The Bone Collector, which is otherwise set in New York. In fact, this film, about a cab driver who kidnaps and murders his passengers, might have been better suited to a S.F. setting, where a cab driver recently kidnapped and murdered his passenger.

Small world. Art imitates life.

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Eight Men Out Review


Excellent
When the White Sox lost the 1919 World Series, baseball's first scandal was born. We've seen bigger and better rows since then, but the Black Sox of 1919, with star player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson front and center, might be the most timeless. Cusack steals the show as George Weaver, who protested his innocence all the way. But it's the stories (Sayles's best film) of how baseball mistreated its stars and how gangs ran just about everything in Chicago that make the movie worthwhile.

Brown's Requiem Review


Good
Relax, Fritz. It's Chinatown.

Drawing from every noir cliche in the book (drinking binges are punctuated by ghostly voice-overs... awesome), Brown's Requiem (based on a James Ellroy novel) is a virtual remake of Chinatown, with its deeply flawed P.I. hero (Michael Rooker), mysterious femme fatale (Selma Blair), and a conspiracy that works its way up the ranks of Los Angeles society.

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Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer Review


Excellent
In 1986, a Chicago-based film producer gave young music video director and former boat-builder John McNaughton some cash to make his first feature, a teen slasher film. McNaughton came back with Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, a movie so distant from the genre that he might as well have submitted a Care Bears short.

Which is not to say that there's anything cuddly about this brutal story, loosely inspired by the crimes of real-life convicted murderer Henry Lee Lucas. (They really always have three names, don't they?) As the title character, Michael Rooker murders people, sometimes by the family, with all the joy of a smack addict numbly shooting his semi-daily fix. Henry the serial killer is absolutely dead inside, and slaughter is just his thing.

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The Dark Half Review


Good
Genuinely scary though unmemorable Stephen King thriller features a pedantic writer tormented by his "dark half," who enjoys writing twisted horror stories. Recently out on DVD, and worth a look for Timothy Hutton's freaky portrayal of the two halves.

Here On Earth Review


Very Good
In David Mamet's The Spanish Prisoner, Steve Martin puts his two cents in on doing business in America. "Always do business as if the person you're doing business with is trying to screw you, because they probably are. And if they're not, you can be pleasantly surprised." The entertainment industry is a business, and I conduct myself around this business with the expectation that each movie that I see will be terrible. That way, as I come out of the movie, I can be pleasantly surprised.

Don't think I'm crazy... It's reverse psychology: it's not supposed to make sense.

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Tombstone Review


Very Good
If Kurt Russell's handlebar mustache doesn't give you the willies, you need a bigger TV.

The definitive populist telling of the Wyatt Earp story, Tombstone has more fun with the story than traditionalist versions like Kevin Costner's Wyatt Earp, with a younger, more crowd-pleasing cast -- Thomas Haden Church plays a bad guy; Jason Priestley is a deputy. And it's got more factual holes than the Clanton gang ended up with -- all in the name of serving up Good Clean Fun.

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JFK Review


Essential
I get a lot of flack for proclaiming JFK as one of my favorite films ever, but I'm sticking by it. Sure it's long and includes some dubious conjecture, but JFK is one powerful movie, even if you don't believe a word of it in the end. And it's hard to find nothing in the film which you can grab on to.

So give it a chance. November 22, 2003 marks the 40th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy, and there's no better way to look back than with a screening of Oliver Stone's thoughtful and exhaustive study of Jim Garrison's (Kevin Costner) investigation into the president's assassination. Stone's masterpiece has now been reissued on DVD in Stone's director's cut, with 17 minutes of restored footage that Camelot enthusiasts should find rewarding -- the same version as the previous DVD release. (Included among the restored scenes is a long passage about George DeMohrenschildt, a Nazi sympathizer who befriended Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman) and later betrayed him to the Warren Commission. There's more about Bill Broussard's (Michael Rooker) defection, and a scene of Garrison later being accosted in an airport. Extra witnesses are paraded through the final courtroom scene, and, most peculiarly, there's a restored sequence of Garrison's appearance on the gaudy The Jerry Johnson Show, with John Larroquette as the smarmy host.)

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Days Of Thunder Review


Terrible
Good God.

In Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise tries to do for NASCAR racing what he did for bartending in Cocktail. Which is to say: Nothing.

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Cliffhanger Review


Good
Once you've seen the trailer for Cliffhanger, you have no choice but to see the film. I mean: Is Stallone really going to jump that chasm? Those flashlights in the dark... that guy under the ice. Wow. Too bad Cliffhanger the movie is nowhere near as good as Cliffhanger the trailer. But the snowbound Die Hard has a certain appeal that makes it giddy Saturday afternoon fun.

Here On Earth Review


OK

Here's a quote from the "Here On Earth" press kit: "The lives of three young people -- a rich student, a girl from the 'wrong side of the tracks' and her boyfriend -- unexpectedly intersect during one fateful summer..." It's enough to make one's eyes roll like slot machines.

So imagine my surprise when this teenage romantic tear-jerker managed to overcome its connect-the-dots script, its paltry romantic chemistry and its endless parade of empty musical montage sequences to become affecting enough to make a whole row of college girls at the preview screening cry. OK, maybe I got a little misty, myself. But just don't tell anybody, will you?

The palatably promising Leelee Sobieski ("Deep Impact") stars as Samantha, daughter of a small town diner owner whose love life has since childhood involved only one boy -- Jasper (Josh Hartnett, "The Faculty"), a hot-headed dairy farmer's son in a John Deere cap.

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The Bone Collector Review


OK

It's time to hold a wake for the tired clichés of the serial killer thriller. In fact, it's time Hollywood put the whole genre to bed.

I say, from now on, unless a director can promise to at least give "Seven" or "Silence of the Lambs" a run for their money, no more of these pictures should be green-lighted.

These movies, in which gifted cops track the grisly murder sprees of guiltless psychotics through gritty urban landscapes, have become as standardized as their low-brow cousin, the slasher flick.

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Undisputed Review


Weak

It's difficult to make yourself care who wins the big fight in the prison boxing B-movie "Undisputed." Should you root for Wesley Snipes as the former pro pug who beat his girlfriend's "other man" to death with his bare hands? Or should you root for Ving Rhames as the arrogant, angry world heavyweight champion, freshly stripped of his title and locked up after being convicted of rape?

The whole movie is little more than a slow build-up to their cage-match-style bout behind bars and razor wire in the last 10 minutes, so pick a horse -- if you can. Snipes spends most of the picture off-screen, locked in solitary confinement, gluing together a popsicle stick pagoda. So all we know about him is that he says he always keeps his cool (except, of course, for that one time he killed a man) and that he's been the champ of the underground big house boxing league (run by inmate mafioso Peter Falk) since he was sent up for life 10 years ago.

Meanwhile, new arrival Rhames spends the movie blustering around the prison yard, bullying everyone from the cell block sissy to prison gang leaders to the spineless warden.

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Michael Rooker

Date of birth

6th April, 1955

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Sex

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