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(Review) 'Edge Of Tomorrow' - Reliving A The Same Day Has Never Been So Thrilling

June 6th, 2014 4:00am EDT
(Review) 'Edge Of Tomorrow' - Reliving A The Same Day Has Never
'Edge Of Tomorrow' starring Tom Cruise, is a sci-fi thriller that takes place in the near future. When the film opens, we find out that an alien race known as Mimics have invaded the Earth, wiping out millions. So far, they are unbeatable.

Cruise plays Major William Cage, a slick public relations officer in the U. S. army, a post he took up after his advertising company went belly up. An alien invasion could do that.

He's never seen a day of combat. His job is to put a 'good spin' on our war with the space invaders and get people to join the military and fight. Because he's done such...
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Bill Paxton To Play Sam Houston In History Channel Miniseries 'Texas Rising'

March 12th, 2014 11:04pm EDT
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton has joined the all-star cast of a new History Channel miniseries about the Texas Revolution called "Texas Rising."

Paxton, who starred in 2012 miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys and re-teams with the producers of the acclaimed series, will play General Sam Houston in the drama, which is set to air sometime in 2015.

"Texas Rising" will also star Brendan Fraser as Texas Ranger Billy Anderson in the 8-part series, which also centers on the rise of the Texas law force.

History Channel released the official synopsis for "Texas Rising" in a statement on Tuesday.

"In 1836, if west of t...
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10 Pairs Of Stars Often Confused For Each Other

August 10th, 2012 7:01pm EDT
10 Pairs Of Stars Often Confused For Each Other
Have you ever watched a movie thinking that one of the stars was someone else? Well, it probably happens a lot with these 10 stars -- in fact, they probably get recognized on the street and asked about movies they weren't even in.

There are even stars who don't look that much alike that are easily confused.

Consider Bill Pullman. The star of such hit films as Dumb And Dumber and Twister -- er, wait a minute, that was Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber and Bill Paxton in Twister (okay, so this isn't a pair of stars, it's three).

Bill Pullman became a recognizable face thanks to Mel Brooks' c...
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Bill Paxton Denied Insurance Coverage For 'Titanic' Dive

May 26th, 2012 2:21pm EDT
Bill Paxton
Titanic star Bill Paxton took a huge risk when he embarked on a deep sea dive to the famed wreck because he was unable to secure life insurance coverage for the trip.

Director James Cameron invited the actor along for an underwater mission to the ship's final resting place after filming for the 1999 blockbuster movie wrapped several years ago.

Paxton reveals he originally tried to get financial assurance for his wife Louise Newbury and their two children so they would be well taken care of in the event that the adventure went horribly wrong - but he was denied coverage and was forced to m...
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Watch A Sneak Peek Clip Of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys'

May 15th, 2012 2:41pm EDT
Hatfields & McCoys
HISTORY's highly anticipated scripted miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys," premieres this Memorial Day on May 28.

Starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, the three-night miniseries chronicles a clash of clans that inspired passion, vengeance, courage, sacrifice, crimes and accusations, while forever transforming the two families and the region they lived in.

The saga begins with Devil Anse Hatfield (Costner) and Randall McCoy (Paxton). Close friends and comrades until near the end of the Civil War, they return to their neighboring homes—Hatfield in West Virginia, McCoy just across the ...
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Exclusive: 'Haywire's' Gina Carano On MMA, Soderbergh And 'Fast And Furious 6'

April 30th, 2012 2:33pm EDT
Haywire photo
Beauty is nothing new for a leading lady, but add a healthy dose of lethal to the mix and you’ve got uniquely killer combination. With her equally exquisite loveliness and fast moving fists, former MMA fighter Gina Carano has both qualities in spades – so much so that famed director Steven Soderbergh cast her as the striking lead in his new film. Hitting Blu-ray on May 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, "Haywire" has Carano playing a black-ops agent double-crossed and looking for a little vengeance. We’re celebrating Soderbergh’s return to his roots with a cool Blu-ray review, but firs...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Near Dark'

February 10th, 2012 11:22am EST
Near Dark photo
Oscar promoting is in high drive right now, so why not look at a flick from a previous Best Picture winner to get the season started...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Kathryn Bigelow swept the 82nd Academy Awards (stick that in your Avatar and smoke it Jim Cameron!) with her stylistic war film "The Hurt Locker," but it was way back in 1987 she made a previous five-star film that some may not remember. (Shame on you!) It was a gritty tale of a band of traveling vampires that prey on the blood of innocent folks. Far from the charm of Tom Cruise in "Interview with a Vampire" and minus t...
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Review: 'Haywire' Apt Title For Shaky Action Flick

January 20th, 2012 11:00am EST
Haywire
Haywire is an apt title for a film that comes across more as a work in progress than a finished product.

In its promotional spots, the flick seems like another of the tried-and-true "action hero goes on a rampage to right a wrong" films, and there's nothing wrong with that. Many enjoyable movies have come out of that mold. But Haywire bills itself as having "reinvited the espionage thriller" in its production notes. It doesn't just want to be a popcorn flick, but also something more mysterious, and it doesn't succeed in either category.

Mixed martial artist and former American Gl...
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Two Jews' Review 'Haywire' & Only One Finds It Exciting, Action Packed and Sexy (Video)

January 20th, 2012 8:00am EST
Haywire
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: I knew I was going to love 'Haywire' directed by Steven Soderbergh from the first scene.

A girl walks into a coffee shop in the middle of nowhere. She sits down...blows on her hands to warm them. The waitress takes her order.

A few seconds later, a man comes in, sits down opposite her. They briefly chat...and then SUDDENLY...

Its wham...bam...pow-kick-punch....Translation...Girl and Guy get into a very, very exciting, take no prisoners, fight with each other.

And this is no ordinary movie fight...because the girl is Gina Carano, a mixed mart...
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Upcoming Star To Watch: Gina Carano

July 26th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Gina Carano
Fans of mixed martial arts and those who watched the return of American Gladiators know who Gina Carano is. She holds a 7-1 record in the ring and starred as "Crush" in the short-lived remake of the athletic game show. Now, she's ready to make an impact in Hollywood when she stars in Haywire.

Gina Carano stars as a secret agent double-crossed - isn't that always the case? She needs to protect her family while dealing with her former partners. The movie has a grand ensemble cast: Michael Douglas, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, and Channing Tatum.

Gina was #16 on Maxim's ...
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'Big Love' Cast And Writers React To Its Series Finale (Video)

March 21st, 2011 3:37pm EDT
Big Love
Last night, HBO ended its series "Big Love" with a bang to say the least. For those of you that followed the show and haven't seen the series finale yet, (spoiler alert) the star and main character, Bill Henrickson, (played by Bill Paxton) was shot and killed by his neighbor. The word on the street is that it was a very fitting and a decent ending to the series. HBO has provided us with a behind the scenes reaction to the series conclusion.

Check out the video above and hear how the creators and writers came to the series conclusions, as well as Bill Paxton's initial reaction and thoughts...
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'Big Love' Convinces Husbands That Threesomes Are A Bad Idea

February 17th, 2011 8:34am EST
Big Love
HBO's TV drama "Big Love" is helping to dispel the myth that multi-partner sex is a good thing, according to the show's star Ginnifer Goodwin.

The actress admits she's often thanked by complete strangers for helping to show randy husbands the downside of threesomes and foursomes.

Goodwin, who plays one of a polygamist's three wives on the show, says, "Women come up to me on the street a lot... They all say, 'Thank you so much... because my husband or boyfriend or lover wanted to bring additional women into the bedroom before we saw your show.'"

Bill Paxton plays her Mormon husband in the...
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The End Is Near For 'Big Love'

October 28th, 2010 6:46pm EDT
Big Love
Hit drama Big Love is to wrap next spring after one final season on cable TV.

The acclaimed series, about a polygamous Mormon family in Utah and starring Bill Paxton and Chloe Sevigny, will return for its final episodes on January 16th.

Announcing the news, series co-creator Will Scheffer says, "When we created Big Love in 2002, we had a strong conception of the journey the Henrickson family would make over the course of the series, of the story we had to tell."

"While we were in the writers' room this year shaping our fifth season, we discovered that we were approaching the culminati...
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'Big Love' Star Patrick Fabian Is A Dad

September 16th, 2010 8:47pm EDT
Patrick Fabian
Actor Patrick Fabian has some "Big Love" in his life - he is a first-time dad. The TV star and his wife Mandy Steckelberg welcomed daughter Abbey Ray into the world on Wednesday.

The "Big Love" star and his wife picked the name because they're both huge Beatles fans and love the Fab Four's "Abbey Road" album.

Fabian is awestruck after witnessing his partner go through the wonders of labor. He tells People.com, "Being a father for the first time is fantastic. My love and admiration for what women can do has gone up 1,000 per cent."
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Chloe Sevigny Is An Animal

September 5th, 2010 9:00am EDT
Chloe Sevigny
Chloe Sevigny went to HBO's Post Award Reception for the Emmy Awards wearing a short, leopard print dress. Sometimes a star wears the dress, but in this case the dress is wearing the star. And we don't like that Chloe matched her lipstick to her clutch.

Chloe made headlines earlier this year for blasting the latest season of her show "Big Love." She was reported as saying, "It was awful this season, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not allowed to say that!...I feel like it kind of got away from itself..."

The actress moved quickly to play down her remarks, blaming the media for blowing the si...
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25 Years Ago In Film: A Celebration Of Classics From 1985

February 1st, 2010 9:10am EST
A Celebration Of Classics From 1985
It's difficult to believe the first month of 2010 is already over, considering it just felt like yesterday that I was ringing in the new decade. The end of January signals that the year is truly starting to pick up pace, but before it does I thought it might be appropriate to look back a little bit, well 25 years to be exact.

I'm going to climb into my cinematic time machine, as I frequently like to do, and travel back to 1985, one year before my own birth, to discuss some of its top grossing movies. Compared to some of the top grossing stories of the modern era, many of 1985's most ...
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Best Movies Set In Cold Locations

December 26th, 2009 11:56am EST
Fargo
Often times, weather plays an integral role in films, whether it be that it helps to set the tone, has symbolic significance, or makes a kissing scene all the more steamy, like the passionate lip-lock between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in "The Notebook" (2004), whose sexiness skyrocketed thanks to it taking place during a downpour. Sometimes the weather even takes on a life of its own, like in the film "Twister" (1996), in which the tornado acts as just as much of a protagonist as both Helen Hunt's and Bill Paxton's characters.

So now, with winter officially getting its frosty self...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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31 Days of Horror - Week 2: 'Paranormal Activity,' 'Drag Me To Hell,' More

October 16th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Paranormal Activity
With the Halloween season in full swing, Starpulse contributing writer Kris King is watching a horror movie that has passed him by for every day in October. This week, Kris experiences

Paranormal Activity, gets dragged to Hell, and watches Bill Paxton kill people with an axe.

October 8 - Paranormal Activity (2009)

Horror movies don't really scare me. They can be tense or gross, funny or creepy, but it's rare when I lose much sleep over them. Paranormal Activity is different. Paranormal Activity is scary. Even if you don't believe in the supernatural, the film's brutally slow accumulati...
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Emmy Voters, Please Recognize These Shows & Stars!

July 13th, 2009 11:49am EDT
Big Love
The 2009 Emmy nominees will be announced Thursday morning and despite recent changes to the voting system, Emmy voters just can't seem to stray away from the same old outcome. Sure, 30 Rock gets showered with love, but how many more times does Mariska Hargitay need to make the cut?

Here are some names we'd like to see on the roster this year (in alphabetical order):

Big Love (HBO) - Ok Emmy voters, it's been three seasons. It's time to get over your aversion to the icky polygamy premise and embrace the TV bliss that is "Big Love." After a two year break (damn writers' strike!) the sh...
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Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Moon
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...
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TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

June 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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Best & Worst Robert Downey Jr. Films

April 17th, 2009 1:37pm EDT
Tropic Thunder
Robert Downey Jr.'s career has been a rocky, yet successful one over the past two decades. A recovering drug addict and alcoholic, Robert is a Golden Globe winner and an Academy Award nominee. Even as a multi-talented actor, there are a few films that could qualify for his "worst" list.

Here's a look at some of his best and worst films to date:

THE BEST!

Iron Man (2008)

In 2008, Robert played engineering genius and playboy Tony Stark. Like most films based on comic books, the fan following is huge and the adventure is endless. While being held captive in Afghanistan, To...
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David Byrne's New Album Features Music From HBO's 'Big Love'

April 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
David Byrne
Scored by David Byrne, Big Love: Hymnal, Music Written for the HBO Series Plus Other Recent Compositions is out now on Todomundo. A selection of Byrne's music from all 12 episodes of the second season of the HBO series Big Love, the disc also features as yet unheard tracks written for and inspired by the series.

Big Love, which follows the polygamist family of fundamentalist Mormon Bill Hendrickson (played by Bill Paxton), takes a decidedly dark turn during the second season. What begins as a study in juggling three wives in an orderly and disciplined manner devolves into a morass of ...
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An Insider's Look At 'SNL' Behind The Scenes

April 1st, 2009 10:53am EDT
SNL
I am a Saturday Night Live junkie - so much so that at times I have trouble hiding how big of a fan when that little thing called professionalism may be at stake. It was so apparent in the interview I conducted with current featured player Bobby Moynihan - a self-described "SNL" nerd himself - that he casually mentioned the prospect of me attending a show.

Now I could tell Bobby was a really nice guy, but I thought he was just trying to be polite. I was pleasantly surprised (read: screamed like a 12 year old girl!) when a week later he followed up on that invitation and asked if I wan...
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'Big Love' Is Big On Multiple Wives - Are You?

February 19th, 2009 10:11am EST
Big Love
The men here at Starpulse just got caught up on HBO's Big Love, and we were saddened by one simple fact: polygamy does not appear to be all it's cracked up to be. Just to be sure, we weighed out the pros and the cons.

Let us know in the comment section if you still think polygamy is for you...

CONS:

1. It's Illegal

Because of this, Bill Paxton's character on the show, Bill Henrickson, has to keep his family a secret and stay one step ahead of the law. To this end, he has to buy all the wives their own houses, all next door to one another. Which leads us to our next m...
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Underrated & Overrated Horror Films

October 31st, 2008 12:25pm EDT
Saw
Today is Halloween. No introduction necessary. Check out our list of five of the most overrated and underrated horror movies of all time:

UNDERRATED

5. "Scream" (1996)

Ah, the classic case of so overrated it became underrated. Actually, it's more that this movie was so good and influential that its hallmarks have become so deeply ingrained in moviedom that we can't imagine a time that existed before it. It didn't invent the slasher genre, it just brought it to a new level, adding humor and bringing a spot of intelligence to its leads. It was also a perfect parody of ...
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HBO Vs. Showtime

August 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Big Love
An average TV viewer has hundreds of options to watch on any given time slot, so if he or she chooses to pay extra money for a special channel, it better deliver on what it promises. HBO and Showtime are two channels that offer movies - both new and old - and quality television programming. Usually the shows are inappropriate for regular cable, and they are given more freedom to be daring, innovative, and crude.

HBO has been showing new movies and producing popular television since 1977, while Showtime focused more on boxing championships and premiering impressive short independent fi...
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Separated At Birth? Stars Who Look Like Other Stars

August 1st, 2008 8:45am EDT
Idina Menzel & Penelope Cruz
Ever hear the theory that everyone has a twin? Some believe that each and every person has a double somewhere on Earth. Whether that theory is true is debatable. However, it's uncanny how some celebrities resemble each other. Sometimes it's an obvious trait: similar hairstyle, body type or facial features. Other times it's more subtle: similar roles or names.

Whatever the reason, the following stars have something about them that makes them look like another famous somebody. And that's not always a good thing.

1.) Perhaps it's the enormous beer gut that makes this trio seem r...
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