RIP: Bill Paxton dead at 61 from stroke after heart surgery

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Bill Paxton dies from stroke at 61 after heart surgery

Genre, drama, and all-around captivating on-screen actor Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61. TMZ is reporting that Paxton died from a stroke after heart surgery. It would be hard to pin down Paxton’s most notable role, with the actor making a name for himself in movies like Terminator, Twister, Aliens, Predator 2, Titanic, True Lies, Weird Science, Edge of Tomorrow, and so many more. RIP, Mr. Paxton. Your talent will be missed.

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Second LOGAN trailer sees Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine protecting X-23

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Logan has a protege in second trailer for R-rated mutant movie

Logan is the upcoming R-rated Wolverine movie, in case you haven’t heard, and a brand new trailer for the film debuted this morning. It’s got all the claw-popping action and R-rated goodness fans of the character have been hoping for since he was first introduced to the big screen by Hugh Jackman way back in 2000 (has it really been 16 years?!). The first Logan trailer set a somber tone that was more The Last of Us than it was a superhero movie, which was just fine with fans of the franchise and the hit video game. These new trailers (both a green band and a red band) show us more of the X-Men side of things and delve a little deeper into the Logan/X-23 relationship that develops in the movie. That little girl in the header image is X-23, and she’s got adamantium claws just like Wolverine. Honestly, I don’t know much about her character than that, but I’m definitely open to learning more once the movie hits this March.

Watch the new trailer(s) for Logan and read a short plot synopsis after the jump.

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New POWERS RANGERS trailer unites the team and teases a big robot finale

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Second Power Rangers trailer finally says it’s morphin’ time

A brand new trailer for Saban’s upcoming Power Rangers movie reboot just hit, and it showcases more of the action, morphin’, and big robot fighting we were expecting to see. The first trailer for Power Rangers was fairly barebones and lacking those Ranger staples, but have no fear. They’re all there in force it seems. While the movie looks to be more serious/less campy than the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie from the mid-90s, there are still some cut-and-copy elements that I’m not sold on just yet. Plus, as much as I love the guy, I just can’t hear anything but Bryan Cranston in his voicing of Zordon, the Rangers mentor/leader, and it’s distracting. See for yourself.

Watch the second action-packed Power Rangers trailer and read a plot synopsis for the movie after the jump.

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD trailer previews gutters-to-Camelot epic

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First King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer is less Ritchie-infused than expected

There have been more than a few big screen tellings of the King Arthur tale, but this spring Guy Ritchie (Snatch, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) is re-imagining the story in his own style. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword got its first trailer way back in July when it debuted at Comic-Con, but it kind of came and went without making much of a splash. The trailer has been on my list of previews worth sharing, and it’s about time I cleaned up that list. The first trailer really does make the story feel like a Guy Ritchie joint, with quickly revealed plot points and plenty of crazy camera action, so it should be interesting to see what the director can bring to a swords and sandals epic. If anything, Jude Law’s villain Vortigern looks like fun.

Watch the first trailer, read a plot synopsis, and check out the poster for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword after the jump.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT trailer teases more robots from Michael Bay

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Transformers: The Last Knight trailer paints Optimus Prime as a villain

Still playing a little trailer catch-up, and the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight was on my list. Either you love them or you hate them, but Michael Bay’s Transformers movies have made dump trucks of cash. That means they’ll probably continue to make them until we stop watching them. That said, the trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight does a little time hopping to show us the Autobots and Decepticons (and possibly their creators) have been influencing events on Earth for a long time. From the Middle Ages, through Nazi Germany, and right into Mark Wahlberg’s neighborhood, these robots in disguise are seemingly everywhere. Having just re-watched Age of Extinction, I’m actually looking forward to seeing this whole knight storyline played out. There’s potential for fun, which is always the case with a Transformers movie. It also looks like Bay may continue to bridge his Transformers worlds together with human characters from the Shia LeBeouf movies joining Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager. Again, could be fun.

Watch the first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight, read a barebones plot synopsis, and check out a poster for the movie after the jump.

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GOON 2: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS trailer brings back the lovable hockey bruiser

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Doug Glatt is back in Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers trailer

The trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers was released a while back previewing the sequel to the under-watched hockey hit Goon from 2011. The trailer is short and sweet, but Seann William Scott’s lovable portrayal of real-life bruiser Doug Glatt is back on the ice. There are few more familiar faces in the cast this time around, but for the most part it looks like everyone from the original has returned. Personally, I hope there’s a reason director/star Jay Baruchel decided Goon needed a sequel other than wanting more hockey fights and profanity, but if not I’m sure Goon 2 will be just as enjoyable as the first. That said, the nice-guy-who-kicks-ass schtick may wear a little thin given we’ve seen it before, and I can only take so much Baruchel spouting randomly dirty things, so fingers crossed for a strong story element.

Watch the short trailer, read a plot synopsis, and check out the poster for Goon: Last of the Enforcers after the jump.

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