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New Black Mirror Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes Explore All Six Installments of Season 4

Black Mirror fans can dive deeper into their favorite episodes from the fourth season now streaming on Netflix with six behind-the-scenes featurettes in which the cast and crew members discuss the creative process behind each installment:

Black Mirror Season 4: "Dare to go where no one has gone before. Six new stories from Charlie Brooker are now streaming on Netflix.

“Arkangel” stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding, and Owen Teague, and it is directed by Jodie Foster.

“Black Museum” stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, and Babs Olusanmokun, and it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

“Crocodile” stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and it is directed by John Hillcoat.

“Hang the DJ” stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, and George Blagden, and it is directed by Tim Van Patten.

“Metalhead” stars Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer, and it is directed by David Slade.

“USS Callister” stars Jesse Plemons,
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‘Black Mirror’ Unleashes 7 Making of Featurettes

Black Mirror‘ season 4 has been released for just over a couple of weeks, but the latest season of the Netflix anthology series has already been divisive to say the least. In response, Netflix has unleashed 6 featurettes that delve into each of the season’s episodes, along with a special bonus featurette that answers a very important lingering question: do these stories share the same universe?

In the new featurette, series’ creator Charlie Brooker explains how they tried to push the limits of this season by “shooting stories in environments that we haven’t really done before”. If anything, the season did just that, and more. You can watch the first featurette–which features Brooker addressing the shared universe theory–below.

Before this season, many had speculated what Brooker just confirmed. If anything, the idea that all of the episodes (at least in this season) have connected threads between them only
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Black Mirror: Every Episode Ranked from Worst to Best

Liam Hoofe looks back at all 19 episodes of Black Mirror and ranks them from worst to best…

It’s been a few weeks since Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series, made its return to our screens with its fourth season and by now, fans everywhere will have digested the show’s six newest tales. Black Mirror arrived on our screens back in 2011 and has been providing us with innovative television ever since.

I originally wrote a ranking piece for the show back in 2016, when there had only been two seasons of the show, and at that time, a total of seven episodes. With the show’s move to Netflix, the new seasons have doubled in size and now, two seasons later, the show has had a total of 19 episodes. With such a wide array of genres and issues being tackled, it is natural that a show with such
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Hollywood Is Nearing Its Superhero Saturation Point

Quite recently, actor-director Jodie Foster — when speaking about the Black Mirror episode she helmed — made it a point to express her dislike of superhero films and what their abundance has done to cinema, claiming that they were the cinematic equivalent of theme parks and that they would eventually ruin the viewing habits of the world. She’s not alone in her opinion of superhero films. Several celebrities have expressed their disdain for what the genre has done to cinema, including Emma Thompson, Naomi Watts and Simon Pegg.
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‘Breaking In’ Trailer: Payback Is A Mother In This Reverse ‘Panic Room’

In David Fincher‘s underrated 2002 thriller, Jodie Foster defends her home and protects her daughter (Kristen Stewart), from a bunch of thugs (led by Jared Leto) who are trying to break in and steal something secret contained within the walls of the house. The upcoming “Breaking In” turns that premise inside out.

Starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Seth Carr, and Ajiona Alexus, and directed by James McTeigue (“V For Vendetta,” “Ninja Assassin“), the story follows a woman who has to break into an impenetrable fortress of a house, after her two kids are taken hostage.

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Kristen Stewart Covers "Elle"

Sneak Peek images of "Twilight Saga" actress Kristen Stewart in "Elle" (China) magazine, photographed by Zack Zhang :

Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films before gaining prominence in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller "Panic Room", earning a 'Young Artist Award' nomination for 'Best Leading Actress' in a Feature Film.

She went on to star in "Speak" (2004), "Catch That Kid" (2004), "Zathura" (2005) and "Into The Wild" (2007), for which she was nominated for a 'Screen Actors Guild' Award.

She received widespread recognition in 2008 when she landed the role of protagonist 'Bella Swan' in "The Twilight Saga" film series (2008-2012), which grossed over $3.3 billion worldwide.

Outside of the Twilight series, Stewart has appeared in a wide variety of films, including "Adventureland" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "Snow White and the Huntsman" (2012), "On the Road" (2012), "Camp X-Ray" (2014), "Still Alice" (2014) and "Equals" (2015).

She won
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Surprise! Outlander's Caitriona Balfe Is Engaged

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Image Source: Getty / Joe Scarnici Caitriona Balfe is headed down the aisle! The Outlander actress revealed to People on Sunday that she recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Tony McGill. "It happened over the break. I'm very happy," she gushed. To make matters even more exciting, Caitriona debuted her beautiful diamond ring at the Golden Globes that same night. Even though Tony didn't accompany Caitriona to the ceremony, the two have been going strong for almost two years now. They were photographed together at the 2017 Oscar Wilde Awards in February, and Tony was by her side at Jodie Foster's Hollywood star ceremony back in 2016. Congrats to the happy couple! Image Source: Getty / George Pimentel
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Caitriona Balfe Is Engaged! Outlander Actress Shows Off Her Ring at 2018 Golden Globes

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Caitriona Balfe Is Engaged! Outlander Actress Shows Off Her Ring at 2018 Golden Globes
Caitriona Balfe is engaged, People can exclusively confirm.

Balfe showed off her new sparkler at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

“It happened over the break. I’m very happy,” she told People.

The Outlander actress, 38, has been dating Tony McGill for nearly two years. Though they have kept their relationship out of the public eye, the two were photographed together at the 2017 Oscar Wilde Awards in February. He also accompanied her at Jodie Foster’s Hollywood Star ceremony in 2016.

They were first seen together in 2015 when a friend shared an Instagram video of Balfe sitting on McGill’s lap.
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Everything You Didn't Know About the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Image Source: Getty / Paul Drinkwater The 2018 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award was Oprah Winfrey, who gave a speech that we can safely say will go down in history as one of the greatest speeches any awards show has ever seen. In case you're wondering exactly what the award is, though, here's the 411 on that. The honorary award has been around since 1952 (the Golden Globes themselves date back to 1943), and the reason the award is called the Cecil B. DeMille Award is because the famous director was its first recipient, at the age of 71. Image Source: Getty / Bettman Cecil B. DeMille got his start in silent movies but worked until the late 1950s, finishing his last project less than a year before he died, at the age of 77. He is best known for The Ten Commandments and The Greatest Show on Earth, for which he earned his first Golden
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Oprah Winfrey Uses Cecil B. DeMille Award to Spotlight #MeToo Movement: ‘A New Day Is on the Horizon’

Oprah Winfrey Uses Cecil B. DeMille Award to Spotlight #MeToo Movement: ‘A New Day Is on the Horizon’
It seemed preordained. On a night when so many members of the entertainment industry came together to make their dedication to female-centric movements like #TimesUp and #MeToo, one of Hollywood’s most prolific pioneers would be on hand to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her massive contributions to the world. Oprah Winfrey was announced as this year’s recipient of the award back in December, but tonight’s speech couldn’t have been more timely.

The HFPA’s version of a Lifetime Achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given to recipients for “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Named after the legendary director of such films as “Cleopatra,” “Samson and Delilah” and “The Ten Commandments,” the award was first given out in 1952 and has been doled out continuously since, save for the 1976 and 2008 ceremonies, where it was not awarded to anyone.

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Oprah Winfrey Assures 'Time Is Up' for Sexual Predators in Powerful Golden Globes Speech

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Oprah Winfrey Assures 'Time Is Up' for Sexual Predators in Powerful Golden Globes Speech
Oprah Winfrey has added another accolade to her long list of awards and recognitions.

The 63-year-old actress and media mogul received the 2018 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s ceremony, an honorary award bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

“It is not lost on me that, at this moment, there is some little girl watching as I become the first Black woman to be given the same award,” Winfrey said in a moving acceptance speech, after recalling her own childhood watching Sidney Poitier become the first Black person to
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Superhero Movies Are Enhancing Cinema, Not Ruining It

Jodie Foster’s recent criticism of superhero movies reignited an interesting debate about the Hollywood blockbusters being pumped out at present. She indicated that this particular genre was somewhat detrimental to the industry, with studios focused more on universe-building than making pieces of thought-provoking art. Some see her words as scathing but as Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, pointed out, we can actually have the best of both worlds.

Related: Superhero Blockbusters Are ‘Ruining’ Moviegoing, Jodie Foster Says
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James Gunn Has a Response to Jodie Foster’s Comments on Blockbuster Movies

James Gunn has jumped to the defense of the movie blockbuster in the face of some blistering criticism from Jodie Foster. Foster had some blunt and critical words to share on the subject of movie blockbusters recently. The acting and directing legend was highly critical of big Hollywood movies and the comic book genre in particular. Although she is probably best known for her role as an actress, Foster has carved a role for herself and much acclaim in directing film and TV projects. Her latest credits include the shows Orange is The New Black, House of Cards and the

James Gunn Has a Response to Jodie Foster’s Comments on Blockbuster Movies
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Black Mirror Season 4 Review – ‘Arkangel’

Martin Carr reviews Black Mirror’s Arkangel…

Protecting your child or hindering their development both emotionally and psychologically are the stuff of adult counselling sessions. People pay good money to lay there, unburden themselves and seek solace from a professional practitioner of the mind. Any number of things can lead them to this type of solution, so the question being posed by ‘Arkangel’ is simple. How far would you go as a parent to protect your children, shelter them from bad influences and by default navigate them out of danger?

That of course is only one possible way of looking at this. However Jodie Foster and Charlie Brooker may choose to dress things up, ‘Arkangel’ is no more about parental protection than Downfall was about bunker maintenance made easy circa 1944. This rites of passage slash growing pains time-lapse study in parenting, throws up more than the obvious posers. Like pay
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Fires Back Against Jodie Foster’s “Fracking” Superhero Criticisms

Superheroes may be more popular now than at any other point in their history, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t without their criticisms. While movies like Spider-Man, The Dark Knight and The Avengers have earned unprecedented critical and popular success, others, like Justice League and Fant4stic have been derided as some of the worst blockbusters in recent memory. In widely publicized interview earlier this week, Oscar winning actress cum director Jodie Foster shared her pointed opinions on the subject of the latest blockbuster craze. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, she was extremely critical of them. She stated that: “Going to the

Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Fires Back Against Jodie Foster’s “Fracking” Superhero Criticisms
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Black Mirror shows who’s really losing their minds in the digital age – parents

In Arkangel, directed by Jodie Foster, helicopter parenting spirals into obsessive hyper-surveillance. Are we wrong to think children are most at risk from technology?

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Related: Black Mirror review: the Netflix series is back – and darker than ever

‘Digital native” is a necessary but insufficient descriptor for the people who were born after the internet. There are the people who can’t remember a life before Google (indolent, afraid of elbow grease, rubbish at Dewey); the ones who were born after Facebook and Twitter, and can’t distinguish between real and fake news, actual and ersatz intimacy; and those born even later, after technology had turned life into a constant self-chronicle, every image recorded, for self-promotion or posterity, who willingly abet a surveillance culture that will corrode them before their lives have even begun.

Related: Have helicopter parents landed in the UK?

If you could, you
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James Gunn Weighs in On Jodie Foster's Comments That Super Hero Films Are Ruining Audiences

Jodie Foster recently made some comments regarding superhero movies and how they are ruining audiences. I shared my own thoughts on these comments yesterday, but in case you missed it, here's what she said:

"Going to the movies has become like a theme park. Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth."It’s ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world. I don’t want to make $200 million movies about superheroes."

I don't agree with what she's saying and it seems like a lot of other fans don't agree either. Now Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has shared some thoughts of his own regarding these comments. It's interesting to read what he had to say, especially because he is
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James Gunn Responds to Jodie Foster: Who's Right About Superhero Movies?

James Gunn Responds to Jodie Foster: Who's Right About Superhero Movies?
James Gunn has responded to Jodie Foster's recent comments about comic book and blockbuster movies ruining Hollywood. Foster has been a major talent in the industry for a long time, first as an actress and later as a director, but she is not a fan of superhero and comic book movies, which have been the biggest movies in Hollywood for a long time now. Some recent comments made by Foster have prompted a response by Gunn, who directed both Guardians of the Galaxy movies. In case you missed it, here's what Jodie Foster had to say.

"Going to the movies has become like a theme park. Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking, you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth."

There's no denying that superhero and comic book movies, or massive tentpole franchises in general,
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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Calls Jodie Foster’s Superhero Movie Views ‘Old-Fashioned’

After Jodie Foster declared the superhero genre is “ruining” cinema, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” director James Gunn is taking to Twitter to respond to the actress-director. “I think Foster looks at film in an old-fashioned way where spectacle film can’t be thought-provoking. It’s often true but not always. Her belief system is pretty […]
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James Gunn responds to Jodie Foster’s superhero film comments

Jodie Foster has commented negatively regarding the superhero blockbuster genre and now James Gunn has written a response.

Foster had recently compared superhero films to fracking, saying: “You get the best return right now but you wreck the Earth.”

Putting aside the interesting choice of analogy, these aren’t exactly complimentary comments and now the director of both Guardians of the Galaxy films has issued a response on Twitter.

Asked for a response, Gunn said: “I think Foster looks at film in an old-fashioned way where spectacle film can’t be thought-provoking. It’s often true but not always. Her belief system is pretty common and isn’t totally without basis. I say not without basis because most studio franchise films are quite soulless – and that is a real danger to the future of movies. But there are also quite a few exceptions.

“For cinema to survive I believe spectacle
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