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Great Job, Internet!: Enjoy some cinematic Thanksgiving dinners even more painful than your own

23 November 2016 6:00 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Many are dreading the holiday trip home this year, as a divided country may lead to some contentious political conversations over the Thanksgiving table. A few quick tips: Find the alcohol, hide the knives. If you’re already steeling yourself for your annual tension-filled visit, this video may help. Fandor has compiled a montage of cinematic Thanksgiving turkey dinners even more painful than the one you’re about to have, featuring Christina Ricci talking about massacred Native Americans, Christina Ricci torching some Native American structures, a turkey flying right at Home For The Holiday’s Cynthia Stevenson, and the unlikely instance of Pauly Shore punching someone out.

It’s not much, but this video may offer you some valuable perspective, leading to you believe that your Thanksgiving dinner really isn’t that bad. After all, Pauly Shore probably isn’t anywhere in sight.

[via Laughing Squid]


- Gwen Ihnat

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Lynn Gives Thanks

22 November 2016 6:00 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Let’s face it: this is a difficult year for many of us to be thankful – at least if we’re focusing on the news (and how could we not?).  2016 has taken so much and so many from the world, it’s hard not to greet Thanksgiving with the kind of benediction Wendy (Christina Ricci) delivered in The Ice Storm...


- Lynn Lee

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13 Times Wednesday Addams Spoke to Your Dark and Petty Soul

31 October 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Of all the iconic characters that have come out of horror movies over the years (Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, Chucky), none of them really hold a candle to Wednesday Addams. As the daughter of Morticia and Gomez in The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values, the dark and cynical girl (played by Christina Ricci) has blessed the world with some of the best one-liners and facial expressions about just not giving a damn. Not only does she take no sh*t from anyone, but she is also brutally honest about her love of all things dark. Keep reading for all the times she made you say, "Same." Related:13 Nights of Halloween: Here's the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!16 Iconic '90s Horror Movies That Still Hold UpRelive Your Childhood With These Nostalgic Disney Channel Halloween Costumes15 Halloween Movies For Wimps »

- Caitlin Hacker

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Brie Larson Gets Bangs – and More Weekend Hair Changes You Want to See

31 October 2016 9:36 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There were plenty of stars experimenting with new looks over Halloween weekend, but there were also some updates that didn’t require a wig or makeup — just check out the new dos on Brie Larson, Sofia Vergara and Christina Ricci!

Larson, who’s been wearing her hair in an all-one-length light brown long bob for a while, stepped out last night at the Lacma Art + Film Gala with a bright blonde update shoulder and piecey bangs. The star’s known to switch up her hair, experimenting with different colors and lengths, but the bangs are new to us (unless you »

- kaitlynfrey

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Tragic, fascinating, brilliant – life of ‘wild child’ Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

29 October 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Two films and a TV series out soon portray the life of the jazz-age writer and wife of F Scott Fitzgerald

She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling party girl who died at the age of 47 after a fire broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where she was a patient. Now Zelda Fitzgerald, the southern belle turned jazz-age heroine, dubbed “the first American flapper” by her husband and partner-in-drink Scott, is to have her own Hollywood make-over – two films are in the pipeline and a television series will air on Amazon Prime early next year.

All three projects have starry names attached: Jennifer Lawrence will take the lead in Zelda, a biopic directed by Ron Howard and based on Nancy Milford’s best-selling biography; Scarlett Johansson will bob her hair for The Beautiful and The Damned; and Christina Ricci will play the young and impetuous »

- Sarah Hughes

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Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson Are Each Slated to Take On Dueling Zelda Fitzgerald Biopics

26 October 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s Scarlett vs. Jennifer!

Two of Hollywood’s top leading ladies Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence are about to go head-to-head, as the two stars are both slated to portray the late Zelda Fitzgerald in dueling biopics, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald died nearly 70 years ago in a fire at a hospital in North Carolina, but lately the Jazz Age icon has landed at the top of Hollywood’s must-list.

With Amazon already set to roll out its own series, Z: The Beginning of Everything, with Christina Ricci playing the woman dubbed as the first American flapper, »

- jodiguglielmi

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Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence Are Each Taking on Zelda Fitzgerald in Battling Biopics

25 October 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

No one wants to pit two powerful women against each other, but that's kind of what will inevitably happen soon between these two A-listers. Leading ladies Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence will be thrown into an involuntary comparison battle in the near future, as the two stars are each slated to portray the late Zelda Fitzgerald in dueling biopics. The Jazz Age icon and wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald died nearly 70 years ago in a fire at a North Carolina hospital, but her life has been at the forefront of Hollywood's inspiration as of late. Just as Amazon rolls out its own series, Z: The Beginning of Everything, with Christina Ricci playing the "first American flapper," films »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Be ‘The Beautiful And The Damned’ As Zelda Fitzgerald

25 October 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It would seem that Hollywood is suddenly hot on Zelda Fitzgerald who, as far as I know, has no toys based on her life, and hasn’t been packaged into a Happy Meal, which makes it all the more surprising. Next year, Christina Ricci will play the Jazz Age icon in the Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” but that hasn’t stopped two movie projects from building steam.

Continue reading Scarlett Johansson Will Be ‘The Beautiful And The Damned’ As Zelda Fitzgerald at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence Plan Dueling Zelda Fitzgerald Films

25 October 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It has been nearly 70 years since Zelda Fitzgerald died in a fire at a hospital in North Carolina. But the Jazz Age icon and wife of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is suddenly all the rage in Hollywood. Competing films fronted by Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, respectively, are on the fast track to being first at the same time that Amazon has its own series, Z: The Beginning of Everything, with Christina Ricci playing the socialite who was once dubbed by her husband as "the first American Flapper." But Zelda Fitzgerald was far more than just a pearl-

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- Tatiana Siegel

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Halloween 2016: 31 Movies to Stream on Netflix this October to Get You into the Spirit of the Season

30 September 2016 6:37 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

One of my favorite things to do every October is to binge-watch as many horror and sci-fi movies as possible (something I can guarantee I’m not alone in doing), and for those of you with Netflix, the streaming service can be an invaluable resource this time of year, although I do remember a time when there were a lot more options than we get these days.

That being said, I culled Netflix's entire library and put together 31 great movie choices that will undoubtedly get you into a macabre mood to celebrate Halloween this year. Take a look at our Netflix list below, featuring one film for each day of October, and get ready to enjoy an entire month’s worth of fright-filled fun, courtesy of Netflix’s streaming database.

Creep (2014)

Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated. »

- Heather Wixson

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33 Shows That Take Us Back in Time

2 September 2016 10:45 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

The great thing about TV is that it offers a few hours of respite from real life. We live and breathe the characters and their stories from our favorite shows. Sometimes the feelings are so real, it's like we're a part of what's going on even if it's set in a time period we're not familiar with.

There are shows that bring on the nostalgia and others that bring the past back to life! You can learn about life during the Salem Witch Trials or learn what it was like during the early hip-hop era.

From classic tales of romance set in the far past to the struggles of teenage life in the 80s, here's a list of TV shows that will take you back in time!


1. Freaks and Geeks Set in the early 80s this teen dramedy told the story about the unpopular kids of high school: the freaks and geeks. »

- Lisa Babick

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten White People Doing The Right Thing

30 August 2016 3:11 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I think everyone in this country should be aware by now that our race relations are at an all time low.  It seems every time we hear the news another black citizen has been shot by the police or police have been shot by someone angry about these shootings.  It cannot continue.  We as a nation cannot keep going down this road.

I have always sympathized with Black Americans.  In fact as a Scot and Irish American I have always sympathized with anyone who ever got pushed around, starting with Native Americans, Asians, Jewish immigrants, women of any ethnic group, Hispanics from any country.

I also sympathize with the people who are tasked with law enforcement.  It’s a tough job.  I had some training in that area.  A couple of years ago I was hired by a Security company and was trained in unarmed, and armed, uniformed security.   I »

- Sam Moffitt

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Happy Birthday Tim Burton! Check out his top 5 movies

25 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Happy Birthday Tim Burton! Check out his top 5 moviesHappy Birthday Tim Burton! Check out his top 5 moviesAmanda Wood8/25/2016 10:00:00 Am

There are a lot of unique directors with distinct visions that we love, but Tim Burton stands out among them as one of the best.

Tim Burton turns 58 today, and to celebrate the prolific director’s career in cinema, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite Burton movies. We’ll freely admit that this list was no easy feat to put together, but we couldn’t exactly list every movie he’s ever made.

Fittingly enough, Burton has yet another movie coming out very soon: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. This is one we really can’t wait for, as it’s based on the beloved novel that might as well have been written for direct adaptation by Tim Burton. It’s got a pretty dreamy cast too, »

- Amanda Wood

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Exclusive Interview With Before I Disappear Actor/Director Shawn Christensen

19 July 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

One in a great while, you come across a film that not only entertains you, but one that really resonates with you on a very personal level. When these films come along, it’s important as cinephiles and also just as admirers of personal storytelling, to embrace those films and champion them as much as you can. Last year, while going through what could be easily described as a hellish time in my life, I was skimming through Netflix and I was caught by the title Before I Disappear. Not knowing that it was spawned from the Oscar-winning short film Curfew, or that it was written/directed and starred Shawn Christensen, the vocalist for a band I was quite fond of for quite some time (Stellastarr*), I watched it. Experiencing the film was like those special experiences I wrote about above, ones that touch your soul in very profound ways. »

- Jerry Smith

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Filming Begins on Spike TV’s The Mist Series

18 July 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Spike TV announced today that production has begun on The Mist, a new series based on Stephen King’s creepy, creature-filled novella of the same name:

Press Release: Halifax, Ns, July 18, 2016 – “The Mist,” a multi-million dollar original television series adapted from the Stephen King novella begins principle photography today in Halifax, Nova Scotia. American cable network Spike TV has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series which will premiere on Spike in 2017.

The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear? The cast includes Morgan Spector, Frances Conroy, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Dan Butler, Luke Cosgrove, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

“We were intent on finding the perfect location – a place that could double for Maine, »

- Derek Anderson

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Now Casting: ‘Z: The Beginning of Everything’ and More Jobs

14 July 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In today’s Backstage casting notices, new Amazon series “Z: The Beginning of Everything” is seeking background talent for a gig that will transport you back to 1918. We’ve also got three other on-camera opportunities set right here in this century. Check them out! “Z: The Beginning Of Everything”A dazzling period drama about Zelda Fitzgerald starring Christina Ricci, “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” is currently seeking background talent for a 12-hour shoot in New York City. Actors will portray 1918 Penn Station travelers! Production for this Amazon Studios series is set for July 22. “Wedding Man”Director-producer Chloe Raynes is seeking actors for lead and supporting roles in “Wedding Man,” a short film about a man who is “obsessed with planning his wedding.” The shoot will take place in New York City and Brooklyn over the course of two days at a to-be-determined point at the end of July. “The Unimaginable »

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5 Amazon Studios Shows You Should Check Out

30 June 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Whether you already love Amazon Studio’s award-winning “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Bosch,” or you’re looking for new series to add to your binge-watching arsenal, the streaming service is stepping up their game to provide you quality television. Two drama pilots are now available to watch as part of Amazon’s new pilot season: “The Last Tycoon,” Billy Ray and Christopher Keyser’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final masterpiece, starring Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer as warring Hollywood studio heads; and “The Interestings,” an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s coming-of-age novel starring Lauren Ambrose. Below are some other upcoming Amazon series to keep on your radar. The premiere dates may not be announced, but Amazon Prime members can still watch each series’ first episode. Read: “8 Questions With ‘Last Tycoon’ Star Matt Bomer” “Z: The Beginning of EverythingChristina Ricci is back on the small screen »

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Things that happened on Nicole Kidman's Birthday over the years

20 June 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

On this day in history as it relates to the movies...

1893 Lizzie Borden acquitted of the axe murders of her dad and stepmom but everyone still thinks she did it. I still haven't seen that show where Christina Ricci played her. Oops.

1905 Lillian Hellman, playwright and screenwriter is born. 

1909 Swashbuckler supreme Errol Flynn is born

1910 Fanny Brice debuts in "Ziegfeld Follies". The moment was recreated (see photo above from the Academy's archives) and heavily fictionalized of course, in Barbra Streisand's Funny Girl (1968)

1915 Director Terence Young is born. Goes on to kick off the Bond franchise with Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Thunderball and direct Audrey Hepburn to her last Oscar nomination for Wait Until Dark (1967)

1928 Martin Landau is born. 66 years, 9 months, and 7 days he wins a well-deserved Oscar for Ed Wood (1994) »


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Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Sally Potter’s ‘The Party’

15 June 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall and Cherry Jones are to star in Sally Potter’s film “The Party,” which has just started its 14-day shoot in London.

Set in a house in contemporary London, the film is “a comedy wrapped around a tragedy,” according to Potter’s production company Adventure Pictures. “It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.”

The film is produced by Christopher Sheppard for Adventure Pictures and Kurban Kassam (“20,000 Days on Earth,” “Ginger & Rosa”), and is financed by Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve’s Great Point Media.

The production reunites many of Potter’s long-standing collaborators, including cinematographer Alexey Rodionov (“Yes,” “Orlando”), production designer Carlos Conti (“The Motorcycle Diaries,” “The Kite Runner”), sound guru Jean-Paul Mugel (“Hidden,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”), and editor Anders Refn (“Anti-Christ,” “Breaking the Waves,” “Ginger & Rosa”).

It is the eighth feature film to be directed by Potter, who is best known for “Orlando,” the 1992 adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel. The film, which starred Tilda Swinton, received two Academy Award nominations. Her other films include the BAFTA-nominated “The Tango Lesson” (1996); “Yes” (2004), with Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, and Sam Neill; “The Man Who Cried” (2000), starring Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett and John Turturro; “Rage” (2009), with Jude Law, Judi Dench and Steve Buscemi; and “Ginger & Rosa” (2012), starring Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.


- Leo Barraclough

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Johnny Depp Embraces His Gypsy Heart in Romania as He Meets with Romany Musician Pals

6 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Johnny Depp took some time out from touring with the Hollywood Vampires to immerse himself deep in Romanian culture on Sunday. Depp - who visited "Dracula's Castle" high in the Transylvanian hills with Tim Burton and bandmate Alice Cooper on Saturday - dropped in on Gypsy musicians Ionita and Viorica Din Clejani and their daughter, singer Marguerita. The family hails from the village of Clejani, 25 miles south of the Romanian capital Bucharest, and are leading figures in the Romany music scene. Ionita is also an old Depp friend, having appeared and performed with Romany band Taraf de Haidouks in the »

- Philip Boucher and Peter Mikelbank

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