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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jesse Rath

Jesse Rath is a film and television actor who was born on February 11, 1989, in Montreal, Quebec. He began his acting career in 2005 when he appeared in ‘The Greatest Game Ever Played’. He has gone on to become a successful actor in both film and television. He is best-known for playing Ram in ‘Aaron Stone’ and Carter Boyd in ’18 to Life’. He has recently been cast in The CW series ‘Supergilr’. He is set to play the role of Brainiac 5 and will be a recurring cast member throughout season three of the series. This character is

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jesse Rath
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R.I.P. Bill Paxton (1955 – 2017)

Some very sad news this afternoon, with American actor Bill Paxton passing away after reportedly suffering complications following surgery. He was 61 years old.

Born in Texas, Paxton began his career in the 1980s, appearing in minor roles in the likes of Stripes, The Terminator and Commando. These were followed by memorable turns in films such as Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986) and Near Dark (1987). He would also reunite with The Terminator and Aliens director James Cameron for 1994’s True Lies and 1997’s Titanic, as well as the 2003 documentary Ghosts of the Abyss.

Paxton’s other notable big screen credits included Predator 2 (making him one of only two actors alongside Lance Henriksen to go up against a Terminator, a Xenomorph and a Predator), Tombstone, Apollo 13, Twister, A Simple Plan, 2 Guns, Edge of Tomorrow and Nightcrawler. He also directed 2001’s Frailty and 2005’s The Greatest Game Ever Played.

He also enjoyed success on the small screen,
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‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale

‘Twin Peaks’ Audiobook Reunites Kyle MacLachlan And More Key Cast To Narrate New Tale
The highly-anticipated “Twin Peaks” revival series will hit television sometime next year. Director and co-creator David Lynch is currently editing the series and it will feature many of the original cast members, including star Kyle MacLachlan. But before then, co-creator Mark Frost will release a novel entitled “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” which will reveal what the series’ characters have been up to since the 1991 finale. EW reports that Kyle MacLachlan and several of the original cast will reunite for the novel’s audiobook. Other actor set to take part include Russ Tamblyn, Michael Horse, Chris Mulkey, David Patrick Kelly, Amy Shiels, James Morrison, Robert Knepper, Annie Wersching, and Len Cariou.

Read More: ‘The Secret History of Twin Peaks’ Trailer: Mark Frost’s Upcoming Book Is…a Novel?

“I am thrilled that both original cast members and new actors will be coming together on this project to bring this
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Review – Brian Tyler live at the Royal Festival Hall

Sean Wilson reviews Iron Man 3 composer Brian Tyler’s sensational London concert…

What does it take to an endure as a successful film composer in the 21st century? The answer, if you’re Brian Tyler, is versatility – and a lot of energy. Making his concert debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday night, the ubiquitous Tyler presented a rollicking line-up of his various scores for film, TV and console games, his muscular offerings proving that he really is this generation’s heir apparent to Jerry Goldsmith (that many of his scores exceed the quality of the projects for which they’re written is another facet he shares with Goldsmith.)

Loose and limber whilst addressing the might of the Philharmonia Orchestra, plus choir, Tyler’s dazzling conducting skills made for sheer spectacle all on their own, the composer using his entire body and vigorously gesticulating to all points
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Interview: ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Star Bill Paxton Keeps Hustling

Once you’ve heard Bill Paxton scream, “Game over, man!” you can never unhear it. And that’s a good thing. He got to play big on camera throughout the ’80s, but hamming it up isn’t all he’s capable of as evidenced by a string of great dramatic roles in the ’90s including One False Move, A Simple Plan and Apollo 13. Years later he surprised people again with directorial debut, Frailty, which made our list of one of the best horror films of its decade. He followed that film up with The Greatest Game Ever Played, a movie that clearly means a lot to Paxton despite its failure to find a wide audience. From 2006 to 2011 he played Bill Henrickson on HBO’s Big Love. He received considerable acclaim for his performance, but he once again found himself having to prove himself capable of range beyond that character once the show came to an end
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The Definitive Religious Movies: 30-21

What makes films about religion so interesting is the way some manage to tread a line between support and criticism, while some are vehemently anti-religion or pro-religion. When all is said and done, it’s up to the audience to decide whether or not the film (or the faith portrayed) is a respectful or perceptive study on faith and the dogmatic principles that may or may not surround it. Not every religious film is uplifting. In fact, there are plenty of non-religious films that do a better job of building viewers’ faith. But that’s another list for another time.

30. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Directed by Cristian Mingiu

Five years after his punishing 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Christian Mingiu delivered an interesting look at a lifelong friendship formed at an orphanage. Beyond the Hills tells the story of two women, based on non-fiction novels by Tatiana Niculescu Bran: Alina (Cristina Flutur) has fled to Germany,
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Bill Paxton Reaches The Bottoms

Bill Paxton Reaches The Bottoms
Bill Paxton made his directorial debut back in 2001 with the mostly-excellent chiller Frailty, and followed it in 2005 with equally solid golfing drama The Greatest Game Ever Played. Since then he's seemed content in front of the camera, but he's now scored his third outing calling the shots, adapting Joe R. Lansdale's novel The Bottoms. Paxton's Frailty collaborator Brent Hanley has once again provided the screenplay.Lansdale's book, first published in 2000, is set in small-town Texas during the Great Depression, and involves young Harry Crane stumbling across the trail of a killer. Racial tensions are stirred up when the eccentric Mose is lynched for the murders by a Klan mob. As the killings continue however, Harry's attention turns to the local horror legend of the forest-dwelling "Goat Man".“Joe Lansdale’s stories and characters are vivid, original and indelible," says Paxton. "Brent and I have been looking to team up again since Frailty,
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Bill Paxton to Direct Adaptation of the Novel The Bottoms

Via: Deadline

Bill Paxton is set to direct a new film based on a novel written by Joe Lansdale called The Bottoms. The story is set in East Texas and follows "an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth."

The script for the film was written by Brent Hanley who also wrote the 2001 film Frailty, which Paxton also directed. The movie is scheduled to start shooting later this year. Paxton had this to say in a statement,

“I have been a big fan of Joe Lansdale’s writing since the Hap And Leonard novels. His stories and characters are vivid,
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Bill Paxton To Direct The Bottoms

When much-loved actor Bill Paxton made his directorial debut in 2001 with the dark psychological thriller Frailty, the project was met with rave reviews. His 2005 follow-up The Greatest Game Ever Played made less of an impact, however, so the news that his next turn at the helm will reunite him with Frailty writer Brent Hanley makes The Bottoms an exciting prospect indeed.

Based on the book by Joe R. Lansdale, The Bottoms tells of a teenage boy who, along with his father and younger sister, discovers the body of a black woman – brutally murdered and left in the bottom of the Sabine River in East Texas. Local townspeople attempt to cover up the crime, until the body of a white woman is discovered in similar circumstances, and racial tensions begin to boil over.

The book won an Edgar Award in 2000 and is part of the impressive bibliography of author Lansdale, which
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‘Frailty’ Fans Rejoice! Bill Paxton Will Step Behind the Camera Again for Joe Lansdale Adaptation

Whenever film lovers are asked which actor turned director they’d like to see get back behind the camera for a second film the top choice is quite frequently Charles Laughton. Unfortunately, Mr. Laughton passed away over half a century ago and won’t be following up The Night of the Hunter anytime soon. By contrast, Eddie Murphy is still alive, but no one is asking for a follow-up to Harlem Nights. One other name that frequently shows up on these lists is Bill Paxton, the beloved character actor, occasional leading man, and only performer to have been killed by a Terminator, a Predator, an Alien, and a Liberal with a knife. To be fair, even he doesn’t fit the criteria above as he’s already directed a second movie with 2005′s golf-related period film, The Greatest Game Ever Played. That movie is easily forgotten though, in part because it stars Shia Labeouf, and
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Bill Paxton Adapt Joe Lansdale Novel The Bottoms; Will Reteam with Frailty Screenwriter Brent Hanley

Other than its struggle to find an ending, Bill Paxton's 2001 feature directorial debut, Frailty, is a damn fine film. It's creepy, it's compelling, and hopefully he'll bring a similar tone to his adaptation of Joe Lansdale's dark novel, The Bottoms. Per Deadline, "the racially-themed novel is set in East Texas and follows an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth." There are definitely a couple similarities to Frailty in terms of it taking place in the past (1933 for The Bottoms), in Texas, and centering on a family that faces unnerving circumstances. Hit the jump for more.
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Bill Paxton Is Not A Fan of ‘Predator 2′

What a shocking headline, right? When Bill Paxton briefly mentioned Predator 2 during our discussion at Comic-Con yesterday, I could see him cringe with a self-knowing smile about it. He didn’t discuss that 90s classic in detail, sadly, but Paxton clearly lit up when discussing his directorial work. It’s unfortunate Paxton has only made two films behind the camera. Frailty is a terrific family-oriented horror movie, while his Disney “golf picture,” The Greatest Game Ever Played, was overlooked by both critics and audiences. The box-office performance of The Greatest Game Ever Played is probably a reason why Paxton hasn’t directed a feature-length film in eight years, but he’s been keeping busy, both acting and developing projects. When Paxton isn’t working, taking pictures with fans, gladly receiving hugs, or hanging with his daughter — who I mistook as his publicist, surely her dream job — Paxton took a few minutes discuss Seven Holes for Air
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Screenwriter Mark Frost Looks Back Upon Writing For The Fantastic Four Films

Mark Frost has worn many hats in his life; an acclaimed television writer for NBC's police drama Hill Street Blues, co-creator of the groundbreaking television series Twin Peaks, a film producer (" The Greatest Game Ever Played"), a novelist ("The Paladin Prophecy"), and a screenwriter for Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Recently, Frost participated in an interview with the site, Portable, and he discussed working on Tim Story's superhero films, which starred; Jessica Alba as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Ioan Gruffudd as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael Chiklis as Ben Grimm/The Thing, and Chris "Captain America" Evans as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch. Portable: You worked on the Fantastic Four movies. What’s it like working with someone else’s characters and a pre-established story and adding your own story to that? Mark Frost: The first movie was a lot fun because
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The HeyUGuys Interview: Bill Paxton Talks About Graphic Novel Seven Holes For Air

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Popular Hollywood actor Bill Paxton (currently winning plaudits for his Emmy-nominated role in western miniseries Hatfields & McCoys) is back working in the type of genre cinema with which he initially made his name.

Having recently wrapped the Mark Wahlberg/Denzel Washington-headlining big-screen version of graphic novel 2 Guns, he’s currently in the middle of shooting yet another comic adaptation All You Need Is Kill, in which he co-stars as the sergeant of Tom Cruise’s alien-battling soldier.

But Paxton’s dalliance with the graphic novel world doesn’t end there. We caught up with him briefly during his trip to Saturday’s McM Comic Con to discuss the digital comic book which he helped develop and foster, pseudo-western action fantasy Seven Holes For Air.

HeyUGuys: Can you tell us how you got involved with the comic book?

Bill Paxton: John McLaughlin, the writer, is behind the new biopic
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Box office report: 'The Possession' enjoys second best Labor Day weekend ever with $21.3 million

Box office report: 'The Possession' enjoys second best Labor Day weekend ever with $21.3 million
Another summer at the movies come and gone, folks.

The season, which kicked off with The Avengers’ record-breaking bow in May, officially ended this weekend with a record of a very different sort courtesy of The Oogieloves. Fortunately for Hollywood, not every picture performed that badly — in fact, almost none of them did!

Note: This article covers the four-day Labor Day weekend frame. Three-day box office estimates can be found here.

In first place was Lionsgate’s $14 million horror title The Possession, which stars Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The film earned $21.3 million over the Friday-to-Monday period, a stronger
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Bill Paxton in talks for a big-screen remake of 70s TV series Kung Fu

A big screen adaptation of the 70s TV series Kung Fu is set to begin shooting next year, and Bill Paxton is in talks to direct...

Bill Paxton is primarily known for his acting, but to date has directed two films: the flawed but interesting Frailty, and the golf drama The Greatest Game Ever Played.

It's been six years since his last film was released, and it now seems as though he’ll be getting behind the camera again, as he’s in talks with Legendary Entertainment to helm a big screen adaptation of the 70s TV series Kung Fu. The studio hope to begin shooting in China next summer, and have secured the talents of John McLaughlin (Black Swan) to pen the script.

The original series and lead role was reportedly originally conceived by Bruce Lee, but TV executives chose David Carradine over Lee for the lead role, which
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Paxton To Direct A Film Version Of "Kung Fu"

"Aliens" and "Big Love" star Bill Paxton is in talks to direct the film version of the classic 1972 TV series "Kung Fu" for Legendary Entertainment reports Deadline.

The original series followed a Shaolin monk (David Carradine) as he wanders the American West. The monk wants peace but usually winds up using his martial arts skills against bad guys.

John McLaughlin will write the script and shooting will kick off next Summer in China. Paxton previously helmed "Frailty" and "The Greatest Game Ever Played".
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Bill Paxton in talks to direct adaptation of David Carradine's 'Kung Fu'

Bill Paxton in talks to direct adaptation of David Carradine's 'Kung Fu'
With Black Swan scribe John McLaughlin already on board to write, the big screen adaptation of David Carradine’s classic TV series Kung Fu could soon be one step closer to having its director. Bill Paxton’s reps confirmed to EW the reports that the Big Love actor is currently in negotiations to direct the project. Paxton’s involvement in the Legendary Pictures feature would mark his third foray into directing. (He was at the helm of the deeply disturbing, underrated chiller Frailty, as well as the golf drama The Greatest Game Ever Played.) The movie will reportedly stay true to the series,
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Movie News in 60 Seconds: Bill Paxton’s Kung Fu; Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, and Octavia Spencer Turn to Comedy

Game Over, Grasshopper: Veteran actor Bill Paxton is in talks to direct Kung Fu, a big-screen adaptation of the 1970‘s TV show that featured David Carradine as a monk traveling through the Old West. Paxton has only directed two features -- Frailty, a thriller, and The Greatest Game Ever Played, a golf drama -- and Kung Fu sounds like a departure for him. (Deadline) A Potentially Magical Cast: The folks behind Burt Wonderstone, the magic-themed comedy starring Steve Carrell, are busy talking to Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi about roles as a love interest and former best friend, respectively. Jim Carrey and James Gandolfini are also “in talks." (The Hollywood Reporter) A Comedy That Dares Not Speak Its Name: Fresh from her breakout role in The Help...

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Bill Paxton in talks to direct "Kung Fu" movie adaptation

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Bill Paxton in talks to direct
With "Big Love" wrapped after five seasons, Bill Paxton has a whole lot of free time on his hands. In addition to his several upcoming acting gigs, the "Titanic" and "Twister" star is looking to get back into directing. He hasn't helmed a project since 2005's sports drama "The Greatest Game Ever Played," but now it is being reported that he is looking to adapt "Kung Fu," the TV series that made a star of David Carradine.

Deadline has the news that Paxton is in talks to direct an update on "Kung Fu" for Legendary Entertainment. The plan is to have the movie start shooting in China next summer if Paxton ends up coming on board.

The show follows a Shaolin monk wandering around the American West in search of his brother, but ends up getting involved in crazy adventures along the way. David Carradine was the original star of the franchise.
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