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New to Streaming: ‘Princess Cyd,’ ‘Dawson City: Frozen Time,’ ‘mother!,’ ‘The Adventures of Tintin,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

The Adventures of Tintin (Steven Spielberg)

Leave it to Steven Spielberg to eke more thrills out of an animated feature than most directors could with every live-action tool at their disposal. The Adventures of Tintin is colored and paced like a child’s fantastical imagining of how Hergé’s comics might play in motion, and the extent to which viewers buy it depends largely on their willingness to give
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Film Review: ‘Bullet Head’

Film Review: ‘Bullet Head’
Good intentions sometimes come in odd packages, and while one doesn’t doubt writer-director Paul Solet’s sincerity, “Bullet Head” makes his judgment questionable — a vaguely “Reservoir Dogs”-esque crime thriller is not, it turns out, the ideal vehicle in which to plead for humane treatment of actual dogs. Even without that earnest underlying agenda, this slick but ungainly opus would be a curious animal, with its mix of present-tense suspense and (too many) comedic or sentimental flashbacks, as robbers Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Rory Culkin kill time in a warehouse after a bungled heist.

None of the actors is at his best in the Bulgaria-shot feature, with Antonio Banderas especially thanklessly deployed as a nemesis. Add in dialogue that often labors for wit or profundity; doggy-pov shots and flashbacks; plus the fact that this appeal to canine lovers involves critters that are bloody and torn from illegal fighting matches — a sure turnoff to much of
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Movie Review – Stronger (2017)

Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, and Carlos Sanz.

Synopsis:

Jeff Bauman is just an average guy who works on the deli counter in Costco. On the day of the Boston Marathon in 2013, he joins the crowds to cheer on his ex-girlfriend, Erin, in the hope of winning her back. His life is turned upside down by the bombings near the finishing line but not only does he survive his injuries, he goes on to exemplify Boston Strong.

With a reputation build on indies like Joe, Prince Avalanche and Manglehorn, David Gordon Green flirted with something more mainstream in Our Brand Is Crisis (2015) and nearly got his fingers burnt. The same is unlikely to happen with Stronger. With its emotional true life story and the appeal of its main man, Jake Gyllenhaal, it can’t fail to put bums on seats.
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Peter Berg’s Film 45 Teams Up With Mediapro & IMG for Amazon Soccer Doc

Peter Berg’s Film 45 Teams Up With Mediapro & IMG for Amazon Soccer Doc
It's emerged that Film 45, the production company run by Friday Night Lights' Peter Berg, has teamed up with Spanish producer Mediapro and IMG to produce Amazon's forthcoming documentary series about English Premier League leaders Manchester City FC.

The project, which is reported to have a budget of around £10M ($13M), was unveiled by the streaming service las week. However, the company did not reveal the production team behind the fly-on-the-wall series. Deadline has…
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about History Channel’s “The Warfighters”

For those who are interested in learning about U.S. special forces, there is The Warfighters, which can be found on History. Made with the involvement of numerous veterans, the docu-series is centered around the efforts of U.S. special forces in recent times, meaning a particular focus on the War on Terror. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about The Warfighters: Hosted by Peter Berg One of the executive producers for The Warfighters is Peter Berg, who has been involved in numerous productions in a wide range of roles over the course of his career.

Five Things You Didn’t Know about History Channel’s “The Warfighters
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What is Peter Berg’s “Mile 22” About?

With Peter Berg at the helm you know the film is going to be entertaining at least. He might not make the huge blockbusters that get all the awards but he does make films that are fun to watch. Mile 22 is set to star a few notable names and is more or less about an American intelligence officer that is tasked with ferrying a mysterious police officer carrying sensitive information from a city site to a private getaway plane. The destination is 22 miles away, which means that in 22 miles a lot is going to happen. The movie

What is Peter Berg’s “Mile 22” About?
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Lauren Cohan joins Peter Berg and Mark Walhberg’s Mile 22

The Walking Dead‘s Lauren Cohan has just been cast in the action thriller Mile 22. She joins Mark Wahlberg in the film which will be directed by Peter Berg. This will mark the fourth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg after Lone Survivor, Patriot‘s Day and Deepwater Horizon.

Mile 22 will follow an elite American intelligence officer who, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Cohan joins a cast that includes John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey and The Raid‘s Iko Uwais. The film comes from STXfilms, who are hoping to build a film, television and Vr franchise around the project. Berg and Wahlber will be producing the film with Stephen Levison from a script by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter.
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Only The Brave review

Josh Brolin headlines ensemble drama Only The Brave, telling the real-life story of heroic firefighters. Here's our review.

Following the template of sorts set by Peter Berg’s films Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day, Only The Brave is another true story of genuine American heroes. It’s not clear from the start it’s a true story if you’re unfamiliar with the real life events behind the film, as instead, the movie gets going with introducing us to an ensemble bunch of frontline forest firefighters, who try to divert fires by, quite literally, lighting more fires.

The fire company is led by Eric Marsh, played by Josh Brolin, who gamely tries to outgruff Jeff Bridges, who in turn plays his boss. Marsh pushes for better resources for the group who become the Granite Mountain Hotshots, as their lives become engulfed by Arizona fire season, and the ongoing battle to keep flames at bay.
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‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in ‘Mile 22’

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in ‘Mile 22’
The Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, and Ronda Rousey have joined Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich in STXfilms’ actioner “Mile 22.”

The castings were announced on Tuesday, two days after the studio made a presentation to buyers at the American Film Market in Santa Monica.

Directed by Peter Berg, “Mile 22” follows an elite American intelligence officer who, when aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country. The movie will be the first in a franchise that STXfilms is developing around the “Mile 22” property across platforms.

Berg will direct from a script by Graham Roland and Lea Carpenter. Berg is also producing through his Film 44 production company along with Wahlberg for Closest to the Hole and Stephen Levinson for Leverage. John Logan Pierson will executive produce the pic, which will begin filming at the end of November. STXfilms’ Drew Simon
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‘The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Joins Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’

‘The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan Joins Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’
Lauren Cohan, best known as Maggie on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has come aboard STXfilms’ Peter Berg-directed drama Mile 22, which stars Mark Wahlberg and John Malkovich. Former Ufc champ Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais also have been cast in the film, which follows an elite American intelligence officer who tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information from a city to a getaway plane at an airport 22 miles away. The pic, which was presented at Afm, is…
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'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in Action Movie 'Mile 22'

'Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan Joins Mark Walhberg in Action Movie 'Mile 22'
The Walking Dead star Lauren Cohan is joining Mark Walhberg in Mile 22, an action movie from STXfilms, the company announced Tuesday.

Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) is directing the project that already has a cast that includes John Malkovich, Mma star Ronda Rousey and Asian action star Iko Uwais (The Raid). Filming is due to begin in late November.

The script tells the story of an elite American intelligence officer who, when aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country.

Stx, which recently released Bad...
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The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career

Peter Berg is a director, an actor and writer. He’s worked in television and in film and has managed to bring us a wide variety of films such as Battleship, Friday Night Lights, and many others from different genres. He’s proven himself to be adept behind the camera as well as in front of it, providing a high level of acting talent as well as the type of vision that creates memorable films. He actually put his dreams of being an actor and director on hold when he first started and became a production assistant in order to learn more

The Top Five Peter Berg Movie Roles of His Career
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Review: ‘Only the Brave’ Depicts Tragedy with Realistic Bravado

The word hero seems to be mentioned a great deal in this age of the 24-hour news cycle, but the members of the Granite Mountain “Hotshots” genuinely deserve to be known as such. They were the best at what they did. This bunch of regular, but courageous firefighters were more than just co-workers: they were a brotherhood that continuously risked their lives trying to contain fast-spreading wildfires. As part of the Prescott Fire Fepartment, which consisted of 92 career personnel, split among five fire stations, this municipal team of “hotshots” — which, in firefighting terms, means the cream of the crop — were the elites of their profession.

Containment is what these brave men and women have as a goal whenever a fire spreads. As a character in the film would say, they are “fighting fire with fire.” This happens with the creation of a fireline, which is accomplished by doing a controlled
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Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Rounds Out Starry Cast (Exclusive)

Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ Rounds Out Starry Cast (Exclusive)
Patti Cake$” breakout Danielle Macdonald, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, and Lil Rel Howery have round out the ensemble cast of Netflix’s “Bird Box” starring Sandra Bullock.

John Malkovich is also on board.

Susanne Bier is directing “Bird Box” from a script by “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer.

The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.

It is unknown which character each actor will be playing.

This is MacDonald’s first major role since her critically acclaimed performance in Sundance pic “Patti Cake$.” She is repped by CAA.

Best known for his role in “Moonlight,” Rhodes can be seen next in Fox’s reboot of “Predator.” Paulson can currently
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John Malkovich joins Sandra Bullock in post-apocalyptic thriller Bird Box

Variety is reporting that John Malkovich has signed on to star opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s post apocalyptic thriller Bird Box.

The film is being directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier (In a Better World) from a script by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and sees Bullock as a mother who along with her two children are part of a small group of survivors after an alien force has driven the world’s population to deadly violence. Together, the three must make their way on a terrifying journey — 20 miles in a rowboat — while blindfolded, with nothing to rely on but the mother’s wits and the children’s trained ears.

In addition to Bird Box, it’s also said that Malkovich is in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s new film Mile 22, and if a deal is reached, he will shoot the film after his work on the Netflix project.
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John Malkovich Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Bird Box’; Eyes Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’ (Exclusive)

John Malkovich Joins Sandra Bullock in ‘Bird Box’; Eyes Peter Berg’s ‘Mile 22’ (Exclusive)
John Malkovich is looking to stay busy with two big projects on his line-up.

He’s signed on to star opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s “Bird Box.” Sources also tell Variety that he’s also in talks to join Mark Wahlberg in “Mile 22” at Stx. If a deal closes on “Mile 22,” Malkovich would shoot that film after finishing “Birdbox.”

Susanne Bier is directing “Bird Box” from a script by “Arrival” writer Eric Heisserer.

The story follows a woman and a pair of children who are blindfolded, and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river. Dylan Clark is producing with Chris Morgan and Clayton Townsend. The film was developed by Scott Stuber at Universal, before he moved to Netflix to head its feature film division.

Details about Malkovich’s role are currently unknown.

Peter Berg is directing “Mile 22” from a script by Graham Roland.

The
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Jimmy Kimmel Hosts Los Angeles Lgbt Center 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

The Los Angeles Lgbt Center honored Co-ceo of Wme | Img Ariel Emanuel, and former Senior Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, at their 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards, which took place on Saturday, September 23 at the Beverly Hilton.

Jimmy Kimmel at 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

This year’s star-studded, Hollywood-meets-the-Beltway evening, brought to you by American Airlines, united more than 1,000 leaders from the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities to celebrate the inspirational 2017 honorees for their unwavering support of the Lgbt community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, along with a not-to-be-missed silent auction that included high-end items, packages, and experiences.

Host Jimmy Kimmel was greeted by thunderous applause when he stepped onstage to kick off the evening’s program. He introduced MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, who took a moment to reflect on the current political climate, and
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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar
Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor
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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar
Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor
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Shonda Rhimes Calls for Better Lgbt Representation in Hollywood: ‘People Deserve Realistic Portrayals’

Shonda Rhimes Calls for Better Lgbt Representation in Hollywood: ‘People Deserve Realistic Portrayals’
The Los Angeles Lgbt Center hosted its 48th Gala Vanguard awards on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, this year’s honorees included co-ceo of William Morris Endeavor Ari Emanuel and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett. Also in attendance were J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, and Wilson Cruz.

The ceremony brings together leaders in the entertainment, corporate, and philanthropic industries to celebrate honorees for their support of the Lgbt community. Speaking on behalf of his honor, Emanuel noted that it is important for those who have the ability to shed light on Lgbt issues to do so.

“We have a huge platform based on the movies we make and on the TV shows we make and the things we do,” said Emanuel. “We have the ability to shed light on things or not, and I think it is important for all of us to shed light
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