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Ryan Kwanten - Celebrities arrive at the Staples Center to watch the Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers game in Los Angeles at Staples Center - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th May 2015

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"True Blood" Substitutes Fakeout For Actual Plot Development [Recap]


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At this point in True Blood history, the show has done pretty much every TV cliché, and the plot has gone out the window some time ago. Last night, however, True Blood dared venture where it has scarcely ventured before – the same-sex hookup. Well, sort of. Spoilers ahead – big ones.

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Ana Paquin is pretty great, but the writers need more to keep viewers interested.

When the episode started with a shot of Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) fans knew something was off. After all, the last time we saw Eric, he was being incinerated by the Arctic sunrise (longtime fans are great at suspending disbelief.)

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Eddie Kwanten, Kris Kwanten, Ryan Kwanten and Guest - Final season premiere of HBO's 'True Blood' - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th June 2014

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Sara Canning and Ryan Kwanten - 2014 G'DAY USA Los Angeles Black Tie Gala to honor Australians Geoffrey Rush, Jacki Weaver and chef Curtis Stone at JW Marriot at LA Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

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HBO Will Finally Stake True Blood In 2014


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True Blood will finish in 2014. The show has just finished its sixth season and there will be one more before the HBO series will come to a final halt. The announcement was made on Tuesday (3rd September) by HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo. He said "Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer at the season 6 premiere of True Blood at the ArcLight Cinema in L.A.

The show follows the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a waitress from Bon Temps, Louisiana who is pitted against - in romance and otherwise - vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, fairies and an assortment of other supernatural creatures. True Blood has catapulted a number of actors into the limelight and has even forged a marriage during its five year run. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, who play Sookie and her main love interest Bill, met on the show and married in 2010. Other stars of the show include Alexander Skarsgard, Rutina Wesley, Ryan Kwanten, Nelson Ellis and Joe Manganiello.  

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True Blood Episode 6 Recap: There'll Be More 'Dead Meat' Next Week


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True Blood season 6, episode 6 entitled 'Dead Meat' aired last night (Sunday 4th August). There was more trouble for the imprisoned vampires and, as usual, Sookie was being hankered after by a handsome and intense vampire. Here's a quick recap:

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Stephen Moyer, Anna Pacquin and Alexander Skarsgard at the premiere of True Blood season 6, held at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood.

Eric's (Alexander Skarsgard) on the rampage again. Just to make a change from his usual happy, chirpy demeanour. He's still reeling from last week's incident when Bill (Stephen Moyer) didn't have any of Warlow's (Rob Kazinsky) blood to save Nora (Lucy Griffiths).

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Ryan Kwanten - World premiere of 'Michael Jackson One' at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 29th June 2013

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Ryan Kwanten and Ashley Sisino - Premiere of HBO's 'True Blood' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 12th June 2013

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Ryan Kwanten - Premiere of HBO's 'True Blood' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th June 2013

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Video - Claire Danes, Connie Britton And Amy Poehler At The 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner - Part 3


There was a huge diversity of movie stars arriving at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton including 'Nashville' star Connie Britton, 'Homeland' star with her husband Hugh Dancy and 'Parks and Recreation' actress Amy Poehler.

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Ryan Kwanten - 2013 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton - Arrivals - Washington, D.C., United States - Saturday 27th April 2013

Ryan Kwanten and Rutger Hauer - Actors on the set of 'True Blood' - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 12th March 2013

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Ryan Kwanten - Celebrities arrive at the Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls basketball game. Lakers won 81 - 90 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th March 2013

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Ryan Kwanten - 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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7500 Trailer


Flight 7500 is a plane flying from Los Angeles to Japan, a trip that should take approximately ten hours. Of the many people who board the flight, one is a cocky student who debunks the idea that electronic devices should be turned off during a flight; and one is a couple whose only hand luggage is a mysterious wooden box.

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Griff The Invisible Trailer


By day, socially awkward Griff is an office worker in Sydney, who frequently daydreams about putting office bully Tony in his place. Griff prefers his fantasy world to the real one; his brother, Tim, moved from Adelaide to keep an eye on Griff and his increasingly unpredictable behaviour.

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Red Hill Review


Good
Rough and raucous, this modern-day Western serial killer movie at least has some style. But the plot feels both overcomplicated and undercooked, and despite strong performances the characters never become much more that one or two personality traits each.

Shane (Kwanten) is a young city cop who has just arrived in the small Australian town of Red Hill with his pregnant wife (van der Bloom). And his first day on the job turns out to be rather momentous. First, his new boss (Bisley) and a grumpy officer (Sutherland) give him difficult jobs to do. Then a ruthless killer (Lewis) escapes from prison and heads straight to Red Hill.

Yes, Shane's first day descends into mad chaos. And there's clearly "something else" going on here.

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Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole Review


Excellent
Spectacular animation and a terrific voice cast go a long way to making this soaring adventure feel much more original than it is. Despite heavy echoes of other movies, it's thoroughly engaging and often genuinely thrilling.

Soren (voiced by Sturgess) is an idealistic owlet who dreams of one day meeting his heroes, the mythical Guardians of Ga'Hoole. Then he and his brother Kludd (Kwanten) are kidnapped by the evil Pure Ones, led by Queen Nyra (Mirren) and Metalbeak (Edgerton), as slaves for their nefarious plan. In their wasteland hideout, Soren meets the feisty dwarf owl Gylfie (Barclay), and they flee to Ga'Hoole for help. There, Soren meets the quirky Ezylryb (Rush), who helps teach him to fly properly and punctures some of his heroic ideals before they head into battle.

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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Trailer


The Guardians of Ga'Hoole are sworn to protect the innocent from trouble and vanquish evil. Soren is a young owl who's grown up listening to his father tell the stories of The Gaurdians. His dream is to one day join his heroes and be a part of that noble life he's learnt so much about.

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True Blood: Season One Review


Excellent
Richly populated with a wide variety of unique characters, not to mention a serial killer and lots of sexy vampires, Bon Temps, Louisiana is a decidedly interesting place in which to spend some time. Alan Ball's True Blood may not quite measure up to the triumph of his Six Feet Under, but it's as good a series as any HBO has put on the air since The Sopranos ended, and it's well worth a renewal or two.

Based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood drops us into the weird world of Sookie Stackhouse (the energetic Anna Paquin), a young waitress who has ability to hear people's thoughts, a talent that annoys the hell out of her. In this slightly alternate reality, vampires live among humans, albeit in a fairly segregated fashion. The invention of synthetic blood, the so-called True Blood of the title, means that vampires need not kill humans to feed, so they have been granted civil rights. The problem, though, is that they still prefer the real thing.

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Dead Silence Review


Terrible

Dead Silence sucks. It's as simple as that. I like schlocky horror films as much as the next guy, but there's nothing to like about this one. Not one thing. Warming your hands over a burning ten-dollar bill is preferable to watching this film.

It's the sort of bad movie that makes you wonder how it emerged a winner from the studio production lottery. Surely a surplus of terrible ideas exists in Hollywood, so how did this particular steaming pile get made into a movie? I can't say for sure. The inner workings of Hollywood deal-making are beyond my expertise, so I'll confine my comments on Dead Silence to its general awfulness, resisting the urge to speculate on which member of the film's creative team kidnapped and held for ransom which studio executive's infant child -- the only possible explanation for green-lighting a movie this irredeemably bad. (Here's why: The filmmakers made the studio a lot of cash with the Saw series. -Ed.)

If you haven't seen the Dead Silence trailer, you may not know that the film centers on a murderous ventriloquist, whose spirit has risen from the dead, and an army of spooky dummies who do her bidding. It's hard to say whether director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Wannell, both of whom are credited for dreaming up the story, were inspired by Chucky from the Child's Play movies or the scary clown doll from Poltergeist, but one thing is clear: Dead Silence possesses exactly zero ounces of originality. (The title sequence, for instance, is the filmic equivalent of plagiarism -- unrepentantly stealing from Steven Soderbergh's 2005 film, Bubble.)

The movie starts with some painfully awkward exposition followed by -- what else? -- a murder. One night James Ashen (Ryan Kwanten) and his wife, Lisa, discover a package containing a ventriloquist dummy left in front of their apartment door. Despite their foggy recollections of a ghost story from their childhood involving dummies and a psychotic ventriloquist who cuts out people's tongues, they don't think too much about the mysterious package. James goes to pick up some Chinese food and returns to find his wife dead, her tongue gruesomely removed and the doll lying in a heap next to her corpse. The detective assigned to the case, Jim Lipton (Donnie Walhberg), quickly fingers Ashen as the prime suspect, thus setting the wheels of plot in motion. With Lipton watching his every step, Ashen returns to his hometown to bury his wife and find the answer to her murder. He discovers that long ago a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw was killed by an enraged mob and ever since then certain families in the community have been killed off, one by one, each person's tongue ripped out by the avenging Mary Shaw and her legion of dummies.

In my movie-watching experience, I've seen Superman turn back time, zombies come to life, and Meg Ryan fall in love with Billy Crystal. And in each case, I was onboard, willing and eager to suspend my disbelief. That wasn't the case with Dead Silence. Wan and Wannell are determined not to acknowledge the inherent campiness of a movie featuring killer ventriloquist dummies and a spectral puppeteer. It's as if they think their grim refusal to address the obviously ridiculous makes it less so. Have they not seen the Scream movies? Do they know that self-awareness has been part of the horror genre for more than a decade now?

During the screening I attended, I fought off more than one urge to shake my fist at the screen. This is filmmaking at its wretched worst. At least Child's Play had a sense of humor. All Dead Silence has is dummies.

Now who's the dummy?

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7500 Trailer

7500 Trailer

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Griff The Invisible Trailer

Griff The Invisible Trailer

By day, socially awkward Griff is an office worker in Sydney, who frequently daydreams about...

Red Hill Movie Review

Red Hill Movie Review

Rough and raucous, this modern-day Western serial killer movie at least has some style. But...

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Review

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Review

Spectacular animation and a terrific voice cast go a long way to making this soaring...

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Trailer

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Trailer

The Guardians of Ga'Hoole are sworn to protect the innocent from trouble and vanquish evil....

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