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Actor Sullivan Stapleton - Gumball 3000 leaves Edinburgh to head to Manchester at Regent Street Edinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd May 2016

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Sullivan Stapleton and Gumball

Sullivan Stapleton - Celebrities attend the Gumball 3000 launch party at Lillies Bordello - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 30th April 2016

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Sullivan Stapleton and Luiza Dannay

Sullivan Stapleton - Celebrities at The Marker Hotel for Gumball 3000 - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 30th April 2016

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Sullivan Stapleton - New York Premiere of the HBO Documentary 'The Latin Explosion: A New America' - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 10th November 2015

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Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton and Zachary Levi - Entertainment Weekly And PEOPLE Celebrate The New York Upfronts - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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Video - Jaimie Alexander Joined By 'Blindspot' Castmates At 2015 NBC Upfront - Part 7


Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet as she arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation. She was accompanied by her co-stars from the forthcoming drama 'Blindspot', including Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown and Sullivan Stapleton.

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Simon Pegg Loved His 'Massive Rifle' In Hitman Comedy 'Kill Me Three Times'


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Set to hit theaters this weekend, 'Kill Me Three Times' sees Simon Pegg in yet another violent parody, this time taking on the classic hitman-action drama. Pegg and director Kriv Stenders reveal the paradigms that make the genre so fun to lampoon.

Simon Pegg in 'Kill Me Three Times'
Simon Pegg enjoyed carrying his huge gun

He's mocked the zombie horror, the cop thriller, the sci-fi adventure, the romance drama and the period thriller, but now Pegg has taken on what looks to be one of his most fun roles yet, playing experienced assassin Charlie Wolfe in this complicated tale of betrayal, infidelity and revenge. And it seems Pegg and Stenders were on the same wavelength before filming even started. 

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Kill Me Three Times - Red Band Trailer


Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) is a professional hit man. Living in Australia, he take the odd job here and there, killing people for money. One day, he is asked to find proof that a man's wife is cheating on him and, not knowing that it will change his life forever, he accepts. Wolfe finds the evidence he needs and receives his payment, but then accepts a job from the same client, who now wants him to kill the wife. The catch? She's just run away with the money that the client intends to pay him with. When Wolfe discovers that he's not the only person hunting for the money, things start to get weird, and Wolfe discovers that his job may not be as simple as he first thought.

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300: Rise Of An Empire Review


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Fans of the 2007 Spartan war romp 300 probably won't care that this spin-off is even more chaotic and much murkier to look at. It still features armies of scantily clad muscle men grunting idiotic declamatory dialogue as they charge into cartoon-style battles against all odds. No, this isn't particularly subtle filmmaking: it's loud and brutal. And good for an unintentional laugh.

At the same time as Spartan King Leonidas (a briefly glimpsed Gerard Butler) is leading his 300 men to battle against Xerses (Santoro), Greek General Themistocles (Stapleton) approaches Leonidas' wife Gorgo (Headey) for help facing Xerses vengeful military commander Artemisia (Green) on another front at sea. Themistocles' main officers are Aesyklos (Matheson) and Scyllias (Mulvey), whose son Calisto (O'Connell) secretly joins the army as they set sail for an epic ship-based battle against Artemisia's fearsome forces. And there are two more watery conflicts to come, each more outrageous than the one before, as Artemisia taunts Themistocles seductively while dispensing fiery death and destruction at every turn.

The addition of two strong women adds a bit of interest here, but the focus is still on the bare-chested men, even if only three or for of them actually emerge into proper characters. Headey's chief contribution is a rambling voiceover narration explaining everything for us, while Green's wry smirk and momentous glower let her steal every scene. By contrast, the men seem rather feeble. Stapleton is manly and commanding, but not hugely charismatic. Rising-star O'Connell barely gets two decent scenes. Santoro is hilariously grouchy eye candy. And everyone else is clearly expendable.

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These '300: Rise Of An Empire' Clips Should Whet Your Appetite For Friday's Release [Video]


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The U.K finally gets its hands on ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ this weekend; the sequel to ‘300’ and the latest film to be based on Mark Miller’s work in graphic novels and comic books. It takes place before, during and after the events of ‘300’, and sees original director Zack Snyder – who has helmed ‘Man of Steel’ since – return as producer.

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'300: Rise of an Empire' is tells an alternative version of Greek History under the second Persian invasion of Greece, focussing on Themistocles of Athens Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia I of Caria (Eva Green), as well as Xerxes I of Persia (Rodrigo Santoro), and Gorgo, Queen of Sparta.

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300: Rise Of An Empire - Clips


When Leonidas and his valiant army of 300 Spartans were wiped out by the vast forces led by Persian God King Xerxes, the rest of Greece now feel that their country has gained honour following their tragic loss. However, their battle is not over yet as Persia is rapidly sailing in for another invasion. Rival cities Sparta and Athens are forced to set aside their bitterness towards each other if they have any hope of victory - though with Xerxes on their tail with immortal power, their lives teeter on the edge. Nonetheless, the Greeks remained filled with a fierce determination following Leonidas' heroism and so Themistocles of Athens leads his naval fleet to war while Sparta's army prepares for another fight. How can they survive against a seemingly impervious God King and his female ally, the just as ruthless, sword-wielding Artemisia? Outnumbered and overpowered once again, there is still hope.

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300 Rise Of An Empire - Alternative Trailer


Following Leonidas' honourable though inevitable death alongside his Spartan army of 300 at the hands of Persian God King Xerxes, the rest of Greece cannot help but feel a certain pride at the valiant effort. Now, with Persia quickly threatening invasion, rival cities Sparta and Athens must throw aside their differences and rally together to defeat their forces - but with an all-powerful king like Xerxes, their chances of survival look minimal. Nonetheless, filled with a newfound determination after Leonidas' heroic venture, Athens' naval fleet led by the admiral Themistocles set out to bring Persia down, as Sparta's army prepares another brave attack. They may be outnumbered yet again, but hope is the last thing Greece is going to give up.

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Lena Headey And Eva Green Ensure '300: Rise Of An Empire' Has A Strong Female Presence [Trailer]


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300: Rise of an Empire promises to have a stronger female on-screen presence, which isn't exactly a difficult feat considering 300, released in 2007, was nothing but wash-board abs and a host of handsome men.

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Lena Headey at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in L.A.

The sequel's list of equally butch men includes Jack O'Connell (Skins); Sullivan Stapleton (Gangster Squad); Hans Matheson (Sherlock Holmes) and Callan Mulvey (Zero Dark Thirty). David Wenham, Andrew Tiernan and Rodrigo Santora are reprising their roles from 300.

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300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer


After a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attack by Leonidas' army of 300 Spartan men on Persia's much larger army led by the 'God-King' Xerxes, the rest of the Greeks are at war with Persia determined to end their invasion and bring down their so-called God once and for all. Athens and their strong naval fleet, led by the admiral Themistocles, are forced to team up with Sparta, their civil rivals, and their formidable army though the Greeks are still ultimately outnumbered on a massive scale by Persia. However, with a determination instilled by a national pride in the sacrifice of Leonidas and his men, the Greeks enter in their new battle gladly and with a significantly reduced fear of their enemy.

'300: Rise Of An Empire' is the gritty, action-fuelled follow-up to 2007's '300' directed by Zack Snyder ('Dawn of the Dead', 'Watchmen', 'Man of Steel'). This sequel has been adapted from the graphic novel 'Xerxes' by Frank Miller and directed by Noam Murro ('Smart People'), though Snyder does make his return alongside Kurt Johnstad ('Act of Valor') on the screenwriting credits. With a multi-award winning epic to beat, 'Rise Of An Empire' looks to be a thrilling addition to this war saga and it is set to hit screens in the US on March 7th 2014.

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Neither Prequel Nor Sequel - 300: Rise Of An Empire Takes The Battle To The Oceans


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Neither a sequel nor a prequel, 300: Rise of an Empire is set at the same time as the original movie 300 but this time, the action takes place on the sea. Once more, the stylized look of the movie takes its cue from the graphic novel by Frank Miller, USA Today reports, but the ocean setting allows for a vaster landscape in which the action can take place. The movie’s director Noam Murro explains that the new movie “is tied visually to the original,” but adds “there is a whole different choreography of fighting and war.”

In 300:Rise of An Empire, the Greek general Themistokles (played by Sullivan Stapleton) and his “common-man troops” fight the Persian army out at sea. Murro explains that the action takes place over a number of locations: “The opportunities for the six distinct battles are even greater with different locations and tactics.” The ‘few against the many’ arc is still present though, as it was in the first 300 movie. “It's hundreds vs. hundreds of thousands. It's about taking on the mightiest power of all with wisdom and tactics.” The mightiest army, in this case is led by Eva Green’s Artemesia, second-in-command to the mortal turned god leader Xerxes. “She does most of Xerxes' dirty work in this film. She's seeking revenge, and she does it well," Stapleton explains. "She's a force to be reckoned with."  

Also starring Games of Thrones actress Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro, the movie is due to open on August 2, 2013. 

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Kill Me Three Times - Red Band Trailer

Kill Me Three Times - Red Band Trailer

Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) is a professional hit man. Living in Australia, he take the...

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Review

300: Rise of an Empire Movie Review

Fans of the 2007 Spartan war romp 300 probably won't care that this spin-off is...

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer

When Leonidas and his valiant army of 300 Spartans were wiped out by the vast...

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300 Rise Of An Empire Trailer

300 Rise Of An Empire Trailer

Following Leonidas' honourable though inevitable death alongside his Spartan army of 300 at the hands...

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer

300: Rise Of An Empire Trailer

After a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attack by Leonidas' army of 300 Spartan men on...

Gangster Squad Movie Review

Gangster Squad Movie Review

This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the...

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Gangster Squad - Trailer Trailer

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Mickey Cohen is a dangerous Mafia boss with power over the police and the people...

Animal Kingdom Movie Review

Animal Kingdom Movie Review

Gritty, harsh and extremely well-acted, this Australian crime drama really gets into the skin of...

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