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Naomi Watts and Robin Wright Are ‘The Grandmothers’

5 December 2011 8:47 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Don’t worry: You aren’t so old that Jenny from Forrest Gump is now playing a grandmother, nor should you prepare yourself for some bizarre scenario in which Naomi Watts can precede two generations of family. Instead, THR informs us that both Robin Wright and the Australian will lead The Grandmothers, an “erotic tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship” helmed by Anne Fontaine.

A Dangerous Method scribe Christopher Hampton has adapted Doris Lessing‘s original story, which focused on “two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other’s teenage sons.” More than a little creepy, yes — but it’d be silly to expect otherwise from “misguided love.” The only other casting development looks to be for those respective sons, as Animal Kingdom‘s James Frecheville and Twilight actor Xavier Samuel are also in the cast. (The latter may be 28 years old, »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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26 Criterion Collection Films Will Expire From Netflix Watch Instantly On May 26th

14 May 2011 8:22 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Well we all knew this would happen. Back in February, when Criterion announced their epic digital streaming partnership with Hulu, they also quietly revealed that their streaming options on Netflix would be coming to an end over the course of the next year. While I haven’t been paying close attention to the Criterion Collection films that have been expiring since that announcement was made, I thought it would be helpful to all of you loyal Netflix subscribers to know that in about twelve days, 26 titles will be expiring on the 26th of May, 2011.

I’ve gone and linked to all of the titles below, so you can click on the cover art or the text, and be taken to their corresponding Netflix pages. While this isn’t everything that Criterion has to offer on Netflix, it is a nice chunk of really important films. If you don’t currently have a Netflix subscription, »

- Ryan Gallagher

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