Bill Paxton

On the eve of the Academy Awards, a sad note, as popular character actor Bill Paxton passed away from complications after heart surgery at the age of 61.

Often a role player in his films, yet unmistakeable and talented in larger roles such as ‘Twister,’ ‘A Simple Plan,’ ‘One False Move,’ and ‘Frailty,’ Paxton embodied the familiar Everyman with grace and Texas charm.

‘Frailty,’ Paxton’s criminally underseen directorial effort, showcased an artist of many talents.

Mr. Paxton, thank you for the numerous cinematic moments and memories.

You will be missed. Condolences to family and friends of this uniquely talented and wonderfully familiar ‘Movie Guy.’

Bill Paxton homage.

The Head Nerd mourns your unexpected early passing.

Movie Sequels: The top five of all time (so far)



With the release May 17  for  ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, I got to thinking about movie sequels and which ones really are worth watching.

The list below is partial, but is exclusive to films where the sequel was a better film than the original.

Films that didn’t quite make the cut were ‘Superman II’, ‘Silence of the Lambs’, and ‘Magnum Force’.

Click on any of the top five’s titles to view their respective trailers. Your thoughts on this list are welcomed and encouraged. Which film do you think belongs on this list…and why?  Continue reading