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New to Streaming: ‘Something Wild,’ ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ ‘Lemon,’ and More

18 August 2017 4:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

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.

All These Sleepless Nights (Michal Marczak)

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction like few films before it, Michal Marczak‘s All These Sleepless Nights is a music-filled ode to the ever-shifting bliss and angst of youth set mostly in the wee hours of the day in Warsaw, Poland. Marczak himself, who also plays cinematographer, is wary to delineate the line between narrative and nonfiction, and part of the »

- Jordan Raup

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Leonardo DiCaprio to play his namesake Leonardo Da Vinci in Paramount obtained biopic

14 August 2017 1:40 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

Leonardo Dicaprio is all set to play his namesake Leonardo Da Vinci in a forthcoming biopic on the artist’s life after Paramount won a ferocious bidding war against Universal for the rights to Walter Isaacson’s novel which is yet to be released.

Related: The Revenant Premiere Interviews

Leonardo DiCaprio will also produce the film under his Appian Way banner.

Isaacson’s book on Leonardo Da Vinci is based on thousands of pages from Leonardo’s astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. The film will explore Da Vinci’s ultimate recipe for creativity, Labelled as being a bit of a misfit fuelling his passion as an illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical man made him the genius many see him as today.

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- Zehra Phelan

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Paul Rudd's 'The Catcher Was A Spy' pulled from Toronto

11 August 2017 11:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Drama was set to premiere in Galas next month.

The Catcher Was A Spy has been pulled from the Toronto International Film Festival line-up due to the production schedule.

The ensemble drama led by Paul Rudd was announced recently as one of the world premiere Galas selections set to screen in Canada next month.

However Screen has confirmed the film is still in post and will not be ready in time.

Worldwide rights holder PalmStar Media finances the feature with Windy Hill Pictures, and produces with Animus Films. UTA Independent Film Group was preparing to take the project to Toronto and field offers from buyers.

Guy PearceSienna Miller, Mark Strong, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Daniels, Connie Nielsen, and Shea Whigham also star.

The story centres on professional baseball player Moe Berg, an Ivy League graduate and polyglot who became a spy during the Second World War and helped the Americans win the race to »

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'The Catcher Was A Spy' pulled from Toronto

11 August 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Catcher Was A Spy has been pulled from the Toronto International Film Festival line-up due to the production schedule.

The ensemble drama led by Paul Rudd was announced recently as one of the world premiere Galas selections set to screen in Canada next month.

However Screen has confirmed the film is still in post and will not be ready in time. »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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Paul Thomas Anderson Shares 5 Reasons Why Jonathan Demme Was His Favorite Filmmaker

8 August 2017 11:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Programmers at Brooklyn’s BAMcinématek had already been planning Jonathan Demme month when news of his death broke, the comprehensive retrospective of one of American cinema’s most influential voices took on new meaning in the wake of his passing — and brought some of his disciples out of the woodwork. These included Paul Thomas Anderson, who moderated a series of conversations throughout the program’s opening weekend.

The series kicked off with the 1986 slapdash comedy and road movie “Something Wild,” and Anderson was on hand to interview the film’s producer Ed Saxon and SXSW founder Louis Black, a longtime friend of the late director. But it was Anderson, who’s currently in post-production on his December release “Phantom Thread,” who naturally consumed the spotlight. “This is so thrilling for me, and nerve-wracking to be here,” he said by way of introduction, calling himself the “master of ceremony for the weekend. »

- Jude Dry

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Sam Shepard, Rip: 5 Essential Performances That Illustrate His Genius

31 July 2017 12:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sam Shepard was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright whose contributions to the theater world spanned decades; by the time he started acting in movies, his career had already taken off. As such, even as he landed an Oscar nomination for “The Right Stuff” and continued to be a regular presence in front of the camera, the multi-talented writer-performer remained primarily associated with the stage. Nevertheless, Shepard remained a major figure in American cinema for 40 years in more ways that one: It’s his tender screenplay that makes Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas” such an emotional powerhouse, and he even directed two features, but it’s Shepard’s acting credits speak to his astonishing range — and the way he continued to evolve his skills as the decades wore on. Here are five standouts from a career so rich with talent that we can only begin to explore it with this limited sampling (sorry, »

- Eric Kohn, Michael Nordine, Ben Travers and David Ehrlich

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Sam Shepard Dead: Ava DuVernay, Jeff Daniels, Sasha Grey, and More React

31 July 2017 11:02 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sam Shepard has died, leaving behind a remarkable body of work both on the page and on the screen. An Academy Award–nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright, Shepard also leaves behind many friends, peers, and colleagues who now find themselves mourning his loss. Tributes have already come pouring in on social media; apropos of Shepard himself, many are especially eloquent.

Read MoreSam Shepard, Lauded Director, Playwright, and Actor, Dies at 73

Sam Shepard is one of the greats. These eyes saw so much, and he wrote of what he saw with fearless, timeless honesty. Rip maestro.

Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) July 31, 2017

Rip Sam Shepard. Ride on, genius.

— marc maron (@marcmaron) July 31, 2017

Sam Shepherd. A playwright’s playwright. R.I.P.

Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) July 31, 2017

Sam Shepard. Whenever he came on-screen, you knew you were in good hands. A frame from “Days of Heaven.” May he rest in love. »

- Michael Nordine

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All of the Films Joining FilmStruck’s Criterion Channel this August

24 July 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This August will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

Tuesday, August 1

Tuesday’s Short + Feature: These Boots and Mystery Train

Music is at the heart of this program, which pairs a zany music video by Finnish master Aki Kaurismäki with a tune-filled career highlight from American independent-film pioneer Jim Jarmusch. In the 1993 These Boots, Kaurismäki’s band of pompadoured “Finnish Elvis” rockers, the Leningrad Cowboys, cover a Nancy Sinatra classic in their signature deadpan style. It’s the perfect prelude to Jarmusch’s 1989 Mystery Train, a homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the musical legacy of Memphis, featuring appearances by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Joe Strummer. »

- Ryan Gallagher

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie Speed

24 July 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Speed is an action thriller movie that was released in 1994. It tells the story of a bus that is rigged with a bomb that will explode when the bus slows to a certain speed and an Lapd cop is trying to save the civilians on the bus. The movie starred Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dennis Hopper, Alan Ruck, Jeff Daniels and Joe Morton. It was Jan de Bont’s feature film directorial debut and was a surprise commercial and critical success. In fact, it was so successful that a sequel was made in 1997 called ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’ (which

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- Nat Berman

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Hails A New Era For Hulu

19 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When Margaret Atwood wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale” as a bleak novel of a world gone wrong back in 1985, she probably never could have anticipated the chord it would strike with an audience three decades later. But Hulu, which picked up Bruce Miller’s adaptation of the tale, immediately saw the “grounded, world-building” story as one that would be relevant for the television landscape — and its own original programming slate — for years to come. The Academy validated Hulu’s belief by crowning the series with 13 Emmy nods.

“We anticipated this, not the Emmy nominations, but the type of show that ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ would be for Hulu a year ago,” says Craig Erwich, head of content at Hulu. “It’s an incredible book that lends itself to a television series [with] the villains, the heroes and this incredible world.”

“Handmaid’s Tale” is not the streaming service’s first foray into high-concept scripted series: Last year saw J.J. Abrams »

- Danielle Turchiano

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War For The Planet Of The Apes & The Rise & Rise Of Intelligent Sci-Fi

11 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

Science Fiction has been with us for as long as we’ve had cinema. Méliès made his Trip to the Moon, Lang built and displayed his dystopian Metropolis and Jules Verne’s rich science fiction novels fed into cinema’s early efforts to showcase the fantastical.

Thankfully, cinema’s relationship with science fiction has also generally proved to be intelligent and thought-provoking. Spectacle, as with the disaster epics of Irwin Allen’s 1970’s heyday, has always had its place, but alongside that films as diverse as Planet of the Apes, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Metropolis, Soylent Green and Invasion of the Body Snatchers gave us much to consider about human nature, society and our relationship with our fragile planet.

More recently, Independence Day, Armageddon, War of the Worlds, Mars Attacks, Men in Black and even more sci-fi inflected comic book entries like Guardians of the Galaxy, »

- Dave Roper

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Here’s What the Cast of Dumb and Dumber Looks Like Today

19 June 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

To this day and more than likely until the day I die, Dumb and Dumber will remain in my top 5 all-time comedy movie list.  While Ace Ventura was the one that started it all for Jim Carrey’s cinematic comedy dominance in the 90s, it was Dumb and Dumber that turned him into a $20 million man.   And considering that Jeff Daniels was really more known for being a serious actor, he was a perfect compliment to Carrey. To this day I still quote famous lines like “Big Gulps huh?  See ya later!” or “Pills are goooood!” and countless more. 

Here’s What the Cast of Dumb and Dumber Looks Like Today »

- Nat Berman

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Something Wild June 23rd at Webster University ‘A Tribute to Jonathan Demme’

18 June 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“You were right. I’m a rebel. I am! I just channeled my rebellion into the mainstream.”

Something Wild screens Friday, June 23rd at Webster University’s Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood). This is the fifth film in their ‘Tribute to Jonathan Demme’ The movie starts at 8:00pm.

Director Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild (1986) more than lives up to its title. This rolicking, road trip melodrama about coincidences and happenstances features a slippery-fingered bohemian babe, a staid businessman, and a psychotic criminal on the lam. Charlie Driggs (Jeff Daniels) neglects to pay his bill one day, and a complete stranger, Lulu (Melanie Griffith) confronts him about it outside of the restaurant. Afterward, Lulu takes the hopelessly conventional Charlie on a wild ride that concludes with her handcuffing him to a bed in a sleazy motel and tearing off his clothes. Impulse prompts them to careen off with Charlie still wearing the cuffs. »

- Tom Stockman

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Dumb And Dumber sequel leads to a lawsuit

14 June 2017 9:25 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Jun 15, 2017

The Dumb And Dumber sequel, Dumb And Dumber To, is at the heart of a new court case...

It took a long time to happen, and when many of us got to feast our eyes on Dumb And Dumber To when it arrived in 2014, we couldn’t help but wonder why they bothered. It’d be fair to say that the film fell some way short of the 1994 original, in spite of most of the key personnel – Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, the Farrelly brothers – all returning for the new movie.

The film proved to be a modest box office success at least, though, returning around $170m off a $40m budget. Even with Hollywood accounting’s finest at work, there’s a sniff of a profit there. But some of that profit may be about to be eaten up by a fresh court case that’s been launched. »

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Emmy Contenders: Time to Shake Up Lead Actor Races

31 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The lead actor Emmy races could be ripe for new blood this year, from standbys looking for their first win to debuts that dazzle. But who would get the call?

First let’s look at the reigning champs. Last year, Rami Malek scored for USA’s phenomenon “Mr. Robot” in the drama field, but the second season hasn’t driven the same intrigue. Jeffrey Tambor, meanwhile, could be in the middle of a dynasty run for his work in Amazon’s “Transparent,” but peak TV is pushing all comedy categories to the brink — there may be too many options piling up.

Who’s overdue? An argument could obviously be made for Kevin Spacey in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” He’s been nominated for all four seasons so far and even won back-to-back Screen Actors Guild Awards in that stretch. Yet he hasn’t heard his name called on TV’s biggest night.

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- Kristopher Tapley

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Win Gettysburg on Blu-ray

26 May 2017 2:24 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Gettysburg: Director’s Cut on 12th June, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Marking the 150th-anniversary commemoration of the Civil War, Ronald F. Maxwell’s acclaimed fi lm now arrives in a Director’s Cut featuring 17 minutes of compelling additional footage. Filmed at actual battle locations and full of authentic details, this rousing and soulful movie plunges you into the heat of the bloodiest battle fought on American soil. History comes alive with intense and spirited battles as well as the dilemmas, motivations and fears of the leaders.

Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen, Stephen Lang, Sam Elliott, Richard Jordan and more star in this magnificent epic based on Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Killer Angels.

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Before ‘The Meyerowitz Stories,’ Noah Baumbach’s ‘Kicking and Screaming’ Captured Adults Coming of Age — Cannes 2017

20 May 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This is the latest installment of a series exploring significant films from the careers of directors showing new work at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. 

Noah Baumbach characters are almost always enduring growing pains, even if they stopped growing years ago. One of his most defining characteristics as a filmmaker is his ability to create coming-of-age stories for any age group.

The Meyerowitz Stories’ First Look: Noah Baumbach and Adam Sandler Compete for the Palme d’Or

The Meyerowitz Stories,” Baumbach’s first film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, sounds Baumbachian enough: It centers on an estranged family that convenes in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. The film stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson.

Soured relationships and artistic achievement are recurring themes in Baumbach’s work, and are often directly related to the painful transitions that take his »

- Graham Winfrey

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Exclusive: Stockard Channing to Guest Star on Hulu’s ‘Difficult People’ Season 3

4 May 2017 2:15 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Stockard Channing is headed to Hulu!

The Emmy-winning actress will guest star on season three of Difficult People as Aunt Bonnie, Marilyn's (Andrea Martin) “trashy” sister, who never met a man or drug she didn’t try. Bonnie's appearance will force Marilyn and her daughter, Julie (creator Julie Klausner), to find common ground in their shared loathing of her.

In addition to Channing, The Night Of star John Turturro will also appear on the series as Marilyn’s former lover, Dusty, from her free-spirited youth as a nude model. (And yes, you read that correctly!) “I’m about to [film] a beautiful, romantic scene with John,” Martin revealed on Wednesday, teasing a return to the road not taken.

The casting of Channing and Turturro follows the recent announcement that John Cho will have a multi-episode arc as advertising executive Todd. According to Hulu, Todd will test the limits of romance for Billy (Billy Eichner), who has yet to »

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TVLine Items: Alec Baldwin's Hulu Gig, New Designated Showrunner and More

3 May 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Alec Baldwin has been the American president, and now he’ll head up the CIA.

The ubiquitous actor will guest-star in Hulu’s upcoming 9/11 drama The Looming Tower as the agency’s former director of central intelligence, George Tenet.

RelatedJeff Daniels to Star in Hulu’s 9/11 Docudrama The Looming Tower

Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé, the 10-episode series chronicles the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI may have set the stage for the 9/11 attacks.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Designated Survivor »

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Alec Baldwin To Play Ex-cia Boss George Tenet In Hulu’s ‘The Looming Tower’

3 May 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Alec Baldwin has been set to guest star on Hulu’s new 9/11 drama series The Looming Tower, taking on another government figure. This time he’ll portray former CIA director George Tenet in the 10-episode straight-to-series adaptation of Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer-winning 9/11 exposé from executive producers Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Legendary Television. The series officially began production today in New York. Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim and Peter Sarsgaard topline the… »

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