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Netflix readies Australasian service

23 October 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

After months of conjecture Netflix looks highly likely to launch in Australia and New Zealand in late March or early April.

That.s according to distributors who are negotiating film and TV content deals with the Us streaming giant.

The new season of House of Cards would be among the SVoD service.s first offerings Down Under, potentially a strong lure for subscribers.

The third series of the political drama, which stars Kevin Spacey, Law & Order.s Jenna Stern, Robin Wright and Nathan Darrow, is expected to launch in the Us in February, as did the earlier series.

Foxtel aired the first two series of the Netflix production licensed via Sony Pictures TV, but Netflix withheld the rights to the third season.

However Netflix's Australian feed will bear little similarity to the domestic service, at least for the first year or so, because Foxtel owns the SVoD rights to most of the desirable shows. »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Jennifer Jason Leigh For The Hateful Eight

22 October 2014 2:13 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh has secured the leading female role in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. The highly anticipated post Civil War western – that was almost ditched by Tarantino due to a script leak – will position Leigh in the role of a Wyoming prisoner Daisy Domergue. A role Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore were all said to be eyeing. Shackled and guarded during a cold wintry transport by the local sheriff, Domergue may secure freedom thanks to a storm and four men who show up with unclear motives. Whether they are out to help the murderer before she is set to be hung is a  [ Read More ]

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- Sarah Anne Luoma

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Richard Gere Starrer ‘Time Out Of Mind’ Nabbed By IFC Films

20 October 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Oren Moverman’s Time Out Of Mind world premiered last month at Tiff and had its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival and now IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to the pic. Written and directed by Moverman, the film stars Richard Gere as George, a desperate man who is thrust onto New York City’s gritty and unforgiving streets. He seeks refuge at an intake center for homeless men at Bellevue, and through a series of events, begins to repair the relationship with his estranged daughter. Ben Vereen, Jena Malone, Kyra Sedgwick, Jeremy Strong, Michael Kenneth Williams, Yul Vazquez, Coleman Domingo, Geraldine Hughes, and Steve Buscemi also star. Gere is producing with Blackbird Films’ Lawrence Inglee, Caroline Kaplan, Edward Walson, Cold Iron Pictures’ Miranda Bailey and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Mohammed Al Turki, Zak Tucker, Cold Iron PicturesAmanda Marshall and Eva Maria Daniels are exec producers. »

- The Deadline Team

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15 Outlandish New-But-Familiar-Sounding TV Pilots

17 October 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Who says TV programmers have run out of ideas?

Why, just in the last week, the trade papers have announced deals and casting for as many as 15 new reboots spinoff series and specials. Some sound like familiar shows, others like mutant Frankenstein hybrids of familiar shows. We'll leave it to you to decide which of these programs sound like must-see-tv and which sound like much-skip-tv.

"Care Bears and Cousins." Fuzzy is the new black at Netflix, which is reviving the candy-colored kiddie cartoon series but adding some new characters. No, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are not going to have a threesome with one of them.

"Cheerleader Death Squad." The CW has ordered this series, from the showrunners behind "Desperate Housewives" and "Under the Dome" (that'd be Marc Cherry and Neal Baer, respectively) about an elite prep school where the pep squad is made up of spies-in-training. Dan Truly ("Blue »

- Gary Susman

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Kim Dickens joins House of Cards

17 October 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coming off her recent performance in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, actress Kim Dickens will be joining the third season of the Netflix series House of Cards. Currently there isn’t a lot of details about what her role in the series will be, but considering her extensive television work there’s no doubt that she’ll fit right in with the likes of Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Besides her role in Gone Girl, Dickens has most recently appeared in episodes of Sons of Anarchy as well as a star on the HBO series Treme. She also starred in another HBO series, Deadwood, and has made appearances on Friday Night Lights and Lost.

Season 3 of House of Cards is set to return in February. The series is coming off of 13 Emmy nominations for it’s second season which is four more than it got for its debut season. Cards »

- Jake Peffer

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Gone Girl Star Signs On For House Of Cards Season Three

16 October 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix’s Emmy-winning drama House of Cards is known for playing its cards (eh, get it?) rather close to its chest. Over the course of two excellent seasons, viewers were kept on tenterhooks in the build-up to each respective premiere as the production team kept story-related tidbits largely under wraps.

And, thankfully, that still remains the case by and large. Although, TV Line has learned today that the show has added Kim Dickens to its proverbial deck for season three. We understand that the actress will have a recurring role in the political drama, though it remains unclear as to what the role will be exactly.

Nevertheless, Dickens, who has previously appeared in other shows including Sons of Anarchy and Treme, can currently be seen as Detective Rhonda Boney in David Fincher’s Gone Girl. On House of Cards, she will join series regulars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Gill. »

- Michael Briers

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20 Princess Bride Quotes Still Good For Everyday Usage

13 October 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride can be excited about star Cary Elwes's book about the making of the film, and it's making us reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. We've rounded up the best ones, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of John Wick in St. Louis – Stars Keanu Reeves

13 October 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Liam Neeson should step aside… there’s a new vengeful badass in town and his name is John Wick.”

Ready for a night at the movies with Keanu Reeves? We’ve got your passes to the advance screening of John Wick. Adding to the excitement and anticipation for the film is the choice to release John Wick in immersive IMAX®, an epic format typically reserved for big-budget studio spectaculars.

Read Michael Haffner’s Fantastic Fest review Here.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”. The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad.

Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, Dean Winters and John Leguizamo also star.

Check out the Fantastic Fest Red Carpet photos Here. »

- Movie Geeks

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Jennifer Jason Leigh is Female Lead in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

10 October 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Road to Perdition, The Machinist) was just hired to play the lead female role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" western, which will likely co-stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Denis Menochet and Bruce Dern. "The Hateful Eight" is set in Wyoming following the Civil War. Story follows two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner. Leigh will play Daisy Domergue, who is wanted for murder and due to hang for her crimes. The role of Daisy Domergue was one of the most coveted in Hollywood in recent months, with Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore all vying for it. »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Nabs Female Lead In Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

10 October 2014 1:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Quentin Tarantino has hired Hollywood's most underrated actress to play the female lead in his next film, The Hateful Eight. The super lovely Jennifer Jason Leigh will play Daisy Domergue in the upcoming western. (Is it too much if I write Yippee?)

The Hateful Eight will reunite Tarantino with a number of actors, including Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (John Ruth), Tim Roth (Oswaldo Mobray), Michael Madsen (Joe Gage) and Walton Goggins (Chris Mannix) and Denis Menochet (Bob) are expected to star alongside Bruce Dern, who will play General Smithers.

The film is set in Wyoming and takes place after the Civil War. The story focuses on two bounty hunters, a tough female prisoner and a local sheriff as they wait for a storm to pass with four men who may or may not be attempting to free the prisoner.

Leigh has been cast as Daisy Domergue, who's »

- Laura Frances

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Takes Female Lead In Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

10 October 2014 12:08 AM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

With production set to begin on December 8th, Quentin Tarantino's Civil War set The Hateful Eight has grown by one, with Jennifer Jason Leigh joining the cast, which includes Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Tim Rith, and Samuel L. Jackson, as the female lead, Daisy Domergue, according to The Wrap. The story sees a motley crew of characters dealing with rising tensions while trapped in a blizzard, and Leigh will play a prisoner on her way to hang for her crimes. The role was reportedly highly sought with the likes of Michelle Williams, Hillary Swank, Robin Wright, and Demi all chasing it. No concrete release date has being given, but The hateful Eight is expected to reach cinemas late 2015. »

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'Hateful Eight' Casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as the Female Lead

9 October 2014 6:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Quentin Tarantino is starting to firm up the cast for his upcoming revenge Western The Hateful Eight, adding Jennifer Jason Leigh as the female lead, Daisy Domergue.

When the director held the live reading of his screenplay back in April, Amber Tamblyn read the role of Daisy Domergue, a woman who is wanted for murder and set to hang for her crimes. Jennifer Jason Leigh actually attended the live screenplay reading in Los Angeles, sitting next to The Weinstein Company chairmen Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein along with producer Stacey Sher. The role was one of the most coveted for Hollywood actresses in recent months, with Jennifer Jason Leigh beating out other notable performers such as Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright and Demi Moore.

The rest of the cast members from the live reading, including Bruce Dern (General Smithers), Samuel L. Jackson (Major Warren), Kurt Russell (The Hangman »

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Jennifer Jason Leigh Lands Female Lead in Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

9 October 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

With production set to begin almost exactly two months from now in Colorado, Quentin Tarantino is putting the finishing touches on his cast for his Western The Hateful Eight.  It now appears that Tarantino has settled on his female lead, and it will be none other than Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Synecdoche, New York actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.  The story follows a group of passengers on a stagecoach that get caught and trapped in a blizzard in Wyoming, where they’re forced to confront the ratcheting tension that develops.  The Wrap reports that Leigh will be playing the character of Daisy Domergue, a woman wanted for murder who is due to hang for her crimes.  The role was played by Amber Tamblyn during Tarantino's live-read of the script.  More after the jump. Leigh marks an unexpected and welcome addition to the Hateful Eight ensemble.  The actress has been doing excellent work for years, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Jennifer Jason Leigh lands lead role in Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight

9 October 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Quentin Tarantino.s Western The Hateful Eight is only a couple of months away from the start of production and his female lead has officially been cast. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Last Exit To Brooklyn, Miami Blues) has landed the much sought after role. The Wrap reports that Michelle Williams, Hilary Swank, Robin Wright, and Demi Moore were among those going after the part. Still no word on that Jennifer Lawrence rumor that sounded too good to be true. The Hateful »

- Graham McMorrow

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‘Santa Is Real’ Musical Movie in the Works from ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Director

9 October 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Regency and Walden Media are partnering to develop, finance and produce the musical family film “Santa Is Real.”

Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is set to direct and Larry Stuckey (“Little Fockers”) will write. Stacey Sher and Alexandra Milchan are producing with Walden Media.

The movie is based on the upcoming book “Santa Claus Is For Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing” by Charles E. Hall and Bret Witter.

Random House is publishing the book on Oct. 14.

The film tells the story of Charles E. Hall, who was a struggling actor when he began playing Santa in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular. He’s been in the role for the past 27 years.

Walden Media’s Naia Cucukov will oversee the project on behalf of Walden.

New Regency is in production on Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “The Revenant” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy »

- Dave McNary

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‘Santa Is Real’ Musical Lands ‘Perks Of A Wallflower’ Helmer Stephen Chbosky

9 October 2014 10:16 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

New Regency and Walden Media will develop Santa Is Real, a musical family film that will be directed by Stephen Chbosky, who helmed The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. Little Fockers scribe Larry Stuckey will write the script and Stacey Sher and Alexandra Milchan will produce with Walden.

Stuckey will adapt the upcoming book Santa Claus Is For Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing by Charles E. Hall and Bret Witter, which Random House publishes next week. The film tells the story of Charles E. Hall, the man who plays Santa in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular. A struggling actor when he took the job, the role gave him purpose and rescued Radio City, which has run the show as a perennial. Regency’s Pam Abdy and Walden’s Naia Cucukov, are overseeing. New Regency has Gone Girl in the marketplace with the Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu-directed »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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A Look Back at ‘Moneyball’: A Fine Balance of the Old School and New School

7 October 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With it being October, our site will be featuring lots of great writing on the Horror genre. This month doesn’t just bring the scares for me though, it also brings the postseason playoffs for my favorite sport: Baseball. While I won’t have as much on the line this year as my Braves played a sub-.500 season (still waiting on them to call me back and offer me the General Manager position), I still enjoy watching the other teams battle it out for the World Series. So in honor of all that, it seemed appopriate to take a look back at the 2011 film Moneyball, which followed Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane and the way he and his front office embraced computer-generated analysis in 2002 to create a winning team out of a low budget and undervalued players.

One of the biggest achievements that will cement this film in »

- Dylan Griffin

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Baltasar Kormákur to Direct Viking Action Drama Vikingr for Universal

7 October 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

2 Guns and Contraband director Baltasar Kormákur will be treading familiar territory in an upcoming film.  Universal Pictures announced today that it has picked up Vikingr, an action drama revolving around the early days of Viking life that Kormákur co-wrote and will direct.  The project has been brewing for some time, and is close to Kormákur given his Icelandic heritage.  The story is based on the classic tales of the legendary Icelandic Sagas, “which document larger than life heroes, adventures and battles of early Nordic settlers, as well as daily life in the Viking age.”  The film will focus on Viking culture as a whole on a scale that is “both intimate and epic.” Kormákur most recently directed Everest for the studio, which is a survival drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Robin Wright that will be released next September.  No word on whether Vikingr will be his next film, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch This Doc About 'Star Wars' Toys On Vimeo Now

3 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The only thing "Star Wars" fans love more than parsing J. J. Abrams's Twitter feed for spoilers is "Star Wars" toys. If you were a kid in the '70s and early '80s without your own light saber or Han Solo figurine, well, recess was probably not your favorite part of the school day. This obsession hasn't let up for some people, who even as adults covet highly collectible "Star Wars" merch from back in the day, go to conventions to check out new offerings, and much more.

"Plastic Galaxy," which is currently available for rent or purchase on Vimeo, dips into the wild world of "Star Wars" collectibles, with interviews from diehard collectors, experts, and even the toy designers who worked for Kenner, the Og "Star Wars" toy designer.

Vimeo is known as an excellent way to watch and share online videos - as seasoned online screening watchers, »

- Jenni Miller

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Exclusive Cool Video: Movie CliffsNotes - The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

2 October 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

David Fincher's Gone Girl hits theaters this week, so this time we're taking a look at his latest feature film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the 2011 remake of the 2009 film, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson and starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgard, and Christopher Plummer (you get all that?). There's a lot to digest in the film, so if you want to revisit the highlights without all the dark twists and turns (and some well-placed laughs), jump on in for a revisit! Enjoy! »

- Paul Shirey

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