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Review: Hurricane Katrina-Set Thriller 'Hours,' Featuring One Of Paul Walker's Last Starring Roles

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 12, 2013 6:16 PM
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The recent, tragic death of "Fast and Furious" franchise anchor Paul Walker has given us all time to take stock of the actor's dramatic strengths and weaknesses. He was, after all, a handsome fellow whose life was over way too fast and furiously, and he was capable of great range when he wanted to flex certain muscles that weren't just in his chest (you can read our rundown of his five best performances here). It's a shame, then, that "Hours," a nifty little independent thriller that Walker starred in, is coming out after his death. It is easily one of the most assured, nuanced performances the star had given; it is also one of his last.

Watch: Universal's Video Tribute To Paul Walker

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 9:02 AM
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"It always pained me when critics and internet talkbackers slammed him as an actor because I knew the truth about the guy: he was fucking awesome in every way," "Running Scared" and "Pawn Shop Chronicles" director Wayne Kramer recently shared via Deadline about his friend and collaborator Paul Walker. "And he was just coming into his own as a strong leading man. I always told Paul that his most exciting years were going to be his 40s and 50s, and even beyond, as a masculine American tough guy in the vein of Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. We talked about how Paul was going to be my Lee Marvin and we were hungry to make those kind of films that could show Paul in that light."

Remembering Paul Walker: 5 Of His Best Performances

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 2, 2013 2:06 PM
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Over the weekend actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in Universal's ongoing "Fast and Furious" franchise, died tragically in a car accident in California. The actor was in the midst of filming the seventh film in the series, with every intention of continuing. As Bilge Ebiri pointed out over at Vulture, the series was originally designed as a vehicle for Walker, based on the actor's experience working with original director Rob Cohen on the marginal collegiate thriller "The Skulls." Even after his death it's easy to be glib about his skills as an actor, but Walker turned in a handful of memorable performances both within and outside of the 'Fast' franchise.

Following Paul Walker's Death, 'Fast & Furious 7' May Be Delayed But 'Hours' Will Be Released As Scheduled

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 2, 2013 1:02 PM
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At only 40 years old, and with a bright future still very much ahead of him, Hollywood is still reeling from the death of Paul Walker over the holiday weekend. While his films weren't exactly Oscar contenders, the actor had a devoted following of fans, and by any account, he was one of the nicest, most selfless guys in the industry. But his passing does leave a question mark hovering over one of the biggest franchises in the world right now, and key part of Universal's slate.

R.I.P. Paul Walker (1973-2013)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2013 10:17 PM
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"I love doing action. I'm still just a big kid. My favorite days are the days that I get to show up on a movie like this and I get to run and jump and blast dudes around, hop over fences," Paul Walker told Movies Online back in 2009 during the press run for "Fast & Furious." And certainly is his all too brief run at the movies, but he got to do the very thing he loved in a variety of pictures, including one of the biggest franchises on the planet.

New Pics Of Kevin Coster & Amber Heard In 'Three Days To Kill' Plus First Look At Paul Walker In 'Brick Mansions'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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Yep, the new images keep coming, this time via EuropaCorp, the production powerhouse behind two action flicks making their way to screens in 2014.

Watch: Trailer For Paul Walker's Hurricane Katrina Movie 'Hours'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 24, 2013 10:17 AM
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First announced in the fall of 2011, the Paul Walker-starring thriller, “Hours,” is finally seeing a release this winter. Set in New Orleans directly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film’s first official trailer has arrived online.

Denzel Washington Turned Down Small Role In 'Fast & Furious 7'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 1, 2013 11:10 AM
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During a longwinded, occasionally entertaining rant about how studios can't seem to formulate new intellectual properties, Deadline's Mike Fleming, Jr. let some biggish news slip: Denzel Washington, who can be seen in this weekend's oddly satisfying shoot 'em up "2 Guns," turned down a "small role" in the next "Fast and Furious" movie (currently titled "Fast & Furious 7"), to be directed by James Wan ("The Conjuring," "Insidious: Chapter 2"). No details on who Denzel would have played or why he turned down the role, but Fleming is still hopeful that a major star can fill the void before Wan starts shooting. Considering Universal has already set a July 6th, 2014 date for "Fast & Furious 7," they'd better hurry up and find someone.

Exclusive: Paul Walker Drives & Dodges Bullets In Clip From 'Vehicle 19'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 18, 2013 9:56 AM
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This summer has already seen Paul Walker re-team with Vin Diesel and take on a world of bad guys in the super-sized, smash hit "Fast & Furious 6." But if you're feeling the need for a bit more gasoline-fueled action, perhaps this smaller-scaled thriller will sate your appetite with the added bonus that you can watch it all in the comfort of your own home. "Vehicle 19" is coming to home video and in advance of its release, we've got an exclusive clip from the film.

Review: 'Pawn Shop Chronicles' Starring Paul Walker, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser, Thomas Jane, Matt Dillon, Lukas Haas & More

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • July 10, 2013 7:05 PM
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There’s an alternate reality somewhere, wherein “Pawn Shop Chronicles” is not released in theaters on July 12th, but instead is projected on the wall of a small, narrow hallway in Comic-Con, never to be heard from again. Somehow, a cast of capable, popular actors show up in what seems like the very last vestiges of early aughts direct-to-DVD Tarantino bite-offs, a movie not so much directed as punched into existence by director Wayne Kramer. Once considered a promising filmmaking voice (his “The Cooler” netted Alec Baldwin an Academy Award nomination once upon a time), Kramer is now reduced to essaying a flippant grotesquerie that carries the names of nineteen producers and executive producers, the primary one appears to be Fred Durst.

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