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Paul Ben-Victor - New York premiere of 'Vinyl' at Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theatre - New York, New York, United States - Friday 15th January 2016

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Friends And Romans Trailer


It's not easy being typecast, especially when you only ever get the chance to be an extra. Nick DeMaio is tired of his gruff demeanour, Italian American heritage and New York accent constantly thusting him into gangster roles and dreams of expanding his work to include a broader range of characters. But, alas, it's not easy to convince casting agents he's more than just a one trick pony, and so he rounds up a bunch of actor friends who are equally determined to be more than just mobsters and sets up to organise a producation of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar'. Unfortunately, the stereotyped mass of aspiring stars has caught the attention of the cops, who start to get suspicious that their play is an attempt to cover up a major criminal plot after the murder of a Broadway producer. They enlist an undercover agent to audition for the play, but little does he know that he's only going to find a passion for the stage among these long-suffering gentlemen.

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Get Hard Trailer


James King (Will Ferrell) has been accused of tax evasion. He is sentenced to spend TIme in San Quentin State Prison, and knows for a fact that he will be unable to survive his time in prison. He hits upon the idea of getting help from his black friend Darnell Lewis (Kevin Hart), who he believes has spent time in prison. Lewis has not, but does not want to turn down the money King is offering, so he agrees to make him ready for his time in jail by playing up to  every stereotype King expects of him.

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By The Gun Trailer


Nick Tortano has always felt under pressure to do well in his life, no matter what that takes. He's constantly been the subject of bitter disappointment from his Italian father, who deeply disapproved of the life of petty crime and dodgy dealings that Nick had entered into. Having become so used to his criminal ways, Nick knows no other way to live his life, but is still ultimately ambitious in his career of violence and covert money making. Thus, the next step for him led him to join the Boston mafia, and while he may have found true status, he soon finds out that there's a lot more to this criminal underworld than he initially realised, and when he falls in love with a young girl named Ali Matazano, he suddenly discovers for the first time that he finally has something to lose - and he's in more danger of that than he thought.

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Grudge Match Trailer


In years gone by, Henry 'Razor' Sharp and Billy 'The Kid' McDonnen were at the top of their profession, they were two of the best boxers on the national circuit. Both Pittsburgh residents, the men met in the ring on a number of occasions and had equally beat one and other. The boxers were meant to meet for one final showdown fight in 1983, but 'The Kid' suddenly announced his retirement and cancelled the fight it made for an abrupt end to both the men's careers. 

Now, thirty years after the fight that never was, the men are once again put face to face and their initial meeting does not make for a happy reunion. A pathertic attempt at a war of words soon escalates into a full on brawl, the video of which instantly becomes a viral sensation. 

Seeing an opportunity to cash in, boxing promoter Dante Slate Jr arranges for the two former local heroes to meet in the ring once again. The only problem with that is the men have been inactive for 30 years and both of them at incredibly out of shape. Will there ever be any chance of Razor and The Kid finding out who is Pittsburgh's best ever fighter? 

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Paul Ben-Victor - Paul Ben-Victor and Julie Ben-Victor Westlake Village, California - The Barkley Pet Hotel & Day Spa and the new Westlake Village Animal Hospital at The Barkley Hotel & Spa Thursday 21st October 2010

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Paul Ben-Victor Saturday 27th June 2009 The 36th Annual Vision Awards Beverly Hills, California

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Paul Ben-Victor Thursday 23rd April 2009 2009 Prism Awards held at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Paul Ben-Victor and HBO Thursday 4th September 2008 Los Angeles Premiere of HBO's series 'True Blood' at the Cinerama Dome - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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On The Doll Review


Very Good
I have no idea what "on the doll" means, but I guess it has something to do with prostitution and pornography. Thomas Mignone's harrowing film is an expose of sorts into the sex trade underworld, offering interlocking tales that involve a call girl (Brittany Snow) who's looking to rob her richest client, two teens (Candice Accola and Chole Domont) who're lured into Internet porn by their seedy teacher, and a porn ad editor (Josh Janowicz) who is trying to pay off a mobster to get an old friend out from behind the glass at a peep show booth. But it isn't just sex that ties them all together, there is loads of violence surrounding their lives every day.

Most of On the Doll's stories are writ small, but each is intense (save for one, which concerns another fetish-oriented call girl who's trying to get out of the business... and failing). Mignone does a remarkable job at taking what starts as a mild flirtation or tiptoeing into perversity and showing how baby steps can soon lead to full-on, downhill slides. The movie is surprisingly at its best in the story of the two teens, who first flirt with their perverted teacher (played memorably by Ocean's 11 series character actor Eddie Jemison), then end up taking a ride with him to the local web porn production studio, where they're crudely sized up for their value to the viewing audience. It's a shocking transition: Just minutes earlier these girls were worrying about their grades.

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Gun Shy (2000) Review


Weak
Had your fill of nutty mobsters in Analyze This, Panic, and The Sopranos? Well, here's a nutty undercover cop who sees a support group for mental help. See the difference?

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Gun Shy Review


Weak
Had your fill of nutty mobsters in Analyze This, Panic, and The Sopranos? Well, here's a nutty undercover cop who sees a support group for mental help. See the difference?

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Sex And Bullets Review


OK
Not horrible -- though this Judd Nelson crime comedy doesn't have a whole lot going for it, namely its hampering by a rather obvious script. Nelson and the always-fun Seymour Cassel play hit men who have just killed the son of the local mob boss (permanent gangster character actor Joe Viterelli). Apparently oblivious to their imminent predicament, Nelson decides to look for some booty at the local convenience store and Cassel, who has recently outed himself, heads to the local bar for a strawberry daiquiri. Naturally, Viterelli will encounter our hapless thugs -- but not before they have crossed paths with two local waitresses and a pair of goofball slacker types. All of this comes together in, you guessed it, a heap of sex and bullets.

The film is helped admirably by the two slutty waitresses -- admirably played by Marisa Ryan and Amy Hathaway -- two girls who clearly hate each other only slightly less than they hate their own lives. The rest of the film is a bit forgettable -- a bunch of tired jokes about condoms and froufrou drinks, but at least it's not a total loss. Here's to hoping Ryan and Hathaway move on to brighter things!

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Kiss Toledo Goodbye Review


Weak
An unfortunate film that premiered on cable, it's easy to see why Kiss Toledo Goodbye never made it into the theaters. For starters, it's virtually the same movie as the far funnier Mickey Blue Eyes, with the hapless Kevin (Rapaport) getting inexplicably sucked into the mob lifestyle thanks to the demise of mob boss Sal Fortuna (Forster). While Christopher Walken is always a great addition to any mobster flick, Rapaport frankly looks too much like he belongs in the mafia. Hugh Grant? A much better casting call. Too much of Toledo revolves around gunplay, with one shootout after another trying to stand in for plot development. In a word: Boring.

The Corruptor Review


Good

"The Corruptor" gets off to a shaky start --literally. The over-stylized, '70s-inspired shake-and-zoom handheld cameraworkin the establishing action scenes was enough to make me wish I had a someDramamine.

The first act of the movie mostly by-the-book ganglandcop stuff, featuring Hong Kong action king Chow Yun-Fat ("TheReplacement Killers") as a hard-boiled(naturally) NYPD detective working the gang beat in Chinatown who reluctantlytakes on Mark Wahlberg ("Boogie Nights") as his inexperienced and laughablyidealistic new partner.

Early on Wahlberg and Chow, in his trademark sunglasses,slick suits and leather duster get into the kind of bystander-endangeringchases and shoot-outs that would get a real cop suspended (if not fired),but instead they receive commendations. They rough up informants, cut dealswith mafia leaders and raise the FBI's hackles by busting an undercoveroperative. They're kick-ass Chinatown gang cops who don't play by the rulesand act like a gang themselves.

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On the Doll Movie Review

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