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StreamFix is your one-stop shop for the web's best streams. Here's the best of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle this week. Netflix "Galaxy Quest" It's strange that we choose to watch other movies when we can just watch "Galaxy Quest" again and again. The awesome movie puts washed-up TV actors from a cult sci-fi hit (played by Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, and Alan Rickman) into a real-life space adventure. Perfect chemistry for such an offbeat cast. I'd say, "Sigourney Weaver has never been more bad-ass!" but she achieves such heights in pretty much every movie, doesn't she? "Alfie" I'm not much for remakes of Michael Caine's best work (Remember the abysmal "Sleuth" revamp?), but Jude Law actually succeeds here by recreating the debonair man at the heart of the 1966 classic. Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, and Jane Krakowski all pay his conquests here. Oh, Alfie. What's it all about? »
- Louis Virtel
Before I Go to Sleep casts Kidman as a 40-year-old woman who wakes up every day with a blank memory. Firth is her husband who tells her they.ve been married for 14 years and Mark Strong is her neuro-psychologist who encourages her to keep a daily video diary so she can help rebuild her life.
The thriller directed by Rowan Joffe, adapted from S. J. Watson.s best-selling novel, may not have sent audiences to sleep but relatively few bothered to turn up as the film fetched $418,000 on a very wide 194 screens.
Nationwide takings dropped by 16% to $9.7 million as none of the other newcomers much enthused cinemagoers, according to Rentrak.s weekend estimates. Distributors say the market is soft and especially shallow below the top three titles. »
- Don Groves
• "Visionary Director" would be so much more impressive as a description if it weren't so overused.
• The tag line is basic but it does cleverly have a double meaning with the last bit "... and everyone bought it"
• A lot of people seem to be sure that this one won't be a major Oscar player but apart from test screenings (a notoriously unreliable source of info) no one has seen it so it's one of our mystery movies when it »
- NATHANIEL R
James Cosmo ("Game of Thrones") has joined the Martha Pinson-directed military drama "Tomorrow" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce. Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Paul Kaye and Joss Stone also star.
The story explores the difficulty and loneliness soldiers encounter as they try to reintegrate into society having after serving their countries and deals with post-traumatic stress disorder, HIV and AIDS. [Source: Variety]
Morris Chestnut has joined Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Dave Bautista and Gina Carano in Scott Mann's "Bus 657". Randall Emmett and George Furla are producing and shooting begins this week in Alabama.
The story centers on a father without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino and the two hijack a bus full of hostages and things go awry. »
- Garth Franklin
It’s egg-xactly as Dr. Alison Lennon feared: Lifetime has cancelled The Lottery after just one season.
Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
The sci-fi drama, which concluded its 10-episode run on Sept. 28, was set in a post-apocalyptic world where women suddenly found themselves unable to become pregnant.
TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been thusly updated.
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Asylum Entertainment, who previously delivered June Carter’s Cash’s biography to Lifetime, are teaming up with the network for another starry biopic; Marilyn. The show will take inspiration from the life of one of cinema’s greatest pin-ups, Marilyn Monroe, and has now landed its first cast member in Susan Sarandon.
Set to be a four-hour miniseries, the show will be based on Randy Taraborrelli’s book, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and written by 24‘s Stephen Kronish. Since its publication in 2010, Taraborrelli’s tome has been considered the definitive work on Monroe’s private life for its particular exploration of her drug issues and tumultuous relationship with her mother. While we’ve no word as yet on who the network have eyed for the titular role, Sarandon has signed on to play the actress’s notorious parent, Gladys Mortenson.
According to THR, Mortensen is described as “a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, »
- Gem Seddon
Susan Sarandon has joined the cast of Lifetime's four-part miniseries biopic on Marilyn Monroe, playing her mother, TheWrap has learned. “Marilyn,” based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe,” the film purports to reveal for the first time everything that the blonde bombshell was able to keep from the public. The film will portray her as both a personification of sex, whose first marriage ironically collapses because of her frigidity, and a fragile artist who seeks the approval and protection of men. See photos: 45 Fall TV Actresses Ranked by Popularity (Photos) Sarandon will play Gladys, »
- Linda Ge
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but what about her mother? Lifetime's upcoming Marilyn Monroe miniseries is about to take a closer look at the bombshell's mother and how she affected the iconic star for better or for worse, and now we know who's going to portray the mother of all drama. And this casting. Is. So. Perfect. Eternally amazing and all-around fabulous person Susan Sarandon just landed the meaty role in Marilyn, E! News has confirmed, and we seriously can't get over how brilliant this casting is. The Oscar winner will portray Marilyn's mentally ill mom, whose struggle with her own demons had a profound affect on her famous daughter's »
Susan Sarandon is coming to a small screen near you. EW has confirmed that Sarandon has joined Marilyn, Lifetime's upcoming four-hour miniseries. Based J. Randy Taraborrelli's New York Times bestseller, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, the miniseries promises to reveal "what the iconic superstar succeeded in hiding from an all-too-invasive world." Sarandon will play Monroe's mentally ill mother. The official description adds, "Marilyn is both the personification of sex, whose first marriage ironically collapses because of her frigidity, and a fragile artist who seeks the approval and protection of men. But after tumultuous marriages with Joe Dimaggio and Arthur Miller, »
- Samantha Highfill
Susan Sarandon to play Marilyn Monroe’s mentally ill mom on Lifetime Sarandon will star in the miniseries “Marilyn,” based on the book "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe.” Because of her mother’s mental instability, Marilyn Monroe lived in several foster homes and was a ward of the state during her childhood. Stephen Colbert takes us through his “Colbert Report” day Colbert reveals in a Slate podcast that he calls a script “that won’t kiss me back” a “bad girlfriend,” that he tests his audience by stroking his makeup artists hair, and that he only watches 10% of his shows. McDonald’s hires ex-“MythBuster” Grant Imahara to find out what’s in its food The hiring of Imahara is part of McDonald’s effort to become more transparent. Ben Whishaw to star in BBC America’s “London Spy” The “Skyfall” and “The Hour” actor will join Jim Broadbent »
- Norman Weiss
The Academy Award winner will portray Monroe’s mentally ill mom, whose struggle with her own demons had a profound affect on her famous daughter’s life.
The four-hour miniseries, which has not yet cast its title role, is slated to air in 2015.
Sarandon is best known for »
Susan Sarandon is continuing her push into TV. The Academy Award winner has been tapped to co-star in Lifetime's Marilyn Monroe miniseries, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. In Marilyn, a four-hour miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's book, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Sarandon will portray the blonde bombshell's mentally ill mother, Gladys Mortenson. The character is described as a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, who is the product of a mother who committed suicide as a result of her own mental illness, and a father who died of syphilitic insanity. Frequently delusional, sometimes violent, Gladys sexually adventurous in her youth
- Lesley Goldberg
Brad Pitt was a stone-cold fox years before "Thelma & Louise."In a batch of just-released, never-before-seen photos from the set of the short-lived series "Glory Days," we get a good look at a then 25-year-old Brad in nothing but his boxers.The show, which only lasted six episodes, revolved around a group of friends graduating high school and heading into the real world ... and costarred one of the aunts from "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch."The series ran from July-September 1990, a year before Pitt first gained notoriety for his role as an extremely sexy cowboy hitchhiker opposite Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in their classic road movie. 25 years later, and Brad still looks pretty damn good without a shirt at the age of 50. We got a quick glimpse at his impressive physique in one of the trailers for his new film, "Fury," which hits theaters tomorrow.While he was a total »
- tooFab Staff
Susan Sarandon will always be the Louise to Geena Davis' Thelma! The Oscar winner's film career has spanned a remarkable 50 years, but Sarandon is perhaps best known for her role as Louise Sawyer in the 1991 classic Thelma & Louise. Sarandon, now 68, played a waitress who runs into trouble with her housewife pal Thelma (Davis) during a two-day vacation. They escape in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird convertible, meet a hunk name J.D. (Brad Pitt), and end their travels with a bang — or, rather, a [...] »
Doll & Em will return for a second series.
The second series will continue the story of Mortimer hiring her best friend as her assistant, and will see the pair move from Los Angeles to New York, reports Radio Times.
"I'm so proud to have such an outstanding series on the channel. The extraordinarily smart, brilliantly funny way Dolly and Emily bring the universal theme of female friendship alive makes it the perfect series for Living."
It is not yet known whether »
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Suburban wife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette) lives vicariously through the personal ads in the paper, especially those from and for a cool downtown rocker named Susan (Madonna). Roberta heads to the city for a little vicarious excitement, but she gets way more than she bargained for when a case of amnesia and mistaken identity have her on the run from the creeps seeking Susan. It's finally on Blu-ray, for anyone who's ever dreamed of escaping to NYC and drying their armpits off in a public bathroom.
"The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" (40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition)
This four-disc DVD/Blu-ray combo boasts a new digital transfer and surround sound mix, but the never-before-seen outtakes with Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface »
- Jenni Miller
The Calling sees Susan Sarandon investigate a string of peculiar murders, the victims’ faces manipulated into gruesome expressions. Assisting her in the process is fellow acting stalwart Donald Sutherland, playing a staple movie role, that of the priest in the presence of evil. It’s the latest in a long line of meaty supporting parts played by this versatile and highly-regarded actor, whose distinctive hangdog face can appear haunted, affable, wily or just plain saucy. With The Calling bringing a chill to cinemas this month, let’s take a look at some of Sutherland’s other characters from his intense and often skin-crawling back catalogue.
A good place to start is one of his first film appearances, in an unlikely project from the fledgling British horror producer Amicus. A simple train journey becomes a descent into darkness in…
Doctor Terror’S House Of Horrors (1965)
Would you talk to a man »
- Steve Palace
The directorial debut of Jason Stone (best known for being co-writer on inspiration for This is the End, short movie Jay and Seth Versus the Apocalypse) The Calling sees Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon), a police detective in the small Canadian town of Fort Dundas, investigating the brutal murder of one of the towns inhabitants. When one body leads to another and another, Micallef and her team, including new recruit Ben (Topher Grace), come to realize the religious fanatic (Christopher Heyerdhal) behind the murders is only just beginning. A totally engaging police prcedural, The Calling makes great use of the gloomy Canadian wilderness, all dense forests and barren, snow covered fields , to instill a nice sense of dread into proceedings. It hits the ground running, with the first act more concerned with personal lives of Micallef and those who surround her. It does a great job of building up the characters, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw join Henry Barnes for our round-up of the latest cinema releases. This week the team watch Jack O'Connell stumble through the moral murk of Troubles-era Belfast in '71; Susan Sarandon get her teeth into the case of an orally-fixated serial killer in The Calling; Hugh Grant plot a happy third act as a knackered scriptwriter in rom-com The Rewrite; and another messianic teen save another future dystopia in young adult sci-fi The Maze Runner
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- Henry Barnes, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Ben Kape, Leah Green and Mona Mahmood
"...I was told every day at school that I was ugly," said Chastain, "and that no one wanted to be my friend. If I can do anything to help young girls and to be a cheerleader for people who sometimes have low self-esteem, I want to do that..."
"I'm really, really supportive of women in Hollywood. I love Meryl Streep. She's such an incredible actress. But I feel like she's the only one in her age group who gets those parts. I'd like to see Jessica Lange in a movie again, you know? Or Susan Sarandon.
"Why isn't Viola Davis a lead in a film? She's one of the greatest actresses alive. And where are the Asian actors and actresses? I'm not saying, 'We don't want movies about men'. I'm just saying, »
- Michael Stevens
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