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Justin Theroux on ‘The Leftovers’ Final Season and That Big Moment From Season 2

19 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Season three will be the last for HBO’s The Leftovers. The drama, based on Tom Perrotta‘s book, recently concluded its stellar second season. Despite the show gaining more passionate fans, showrunner Damon Lindelof decided to end on the program on its own terms. Actor Justin Theroux, for the right (creative) reasons, is pleased the show is coming to an end. […]

The post Justin Theroux on ‘The Leftovers’ Final Season and That Big Moment From Season 2 appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: February 8-14

8 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Spectre"

Take Bond -- James Bond -- home with you on February 9 with the DVD, Blu-ray, and On Demand release of "Spectre." You know 007 does not do "small" and the discs come with a worthy amount of extras. The Blu-ray includes the featurette "Spectre: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence," and both the Blu-ray and DVD releases include six video blogs: "Director – Sam Mendes," "Supercars," "Introducing Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci," "Action," "Music," and "Guinness World Record."

"The Leftovers" Season 2

Please, please, please, Please, please open your mind and give this HBO drama a try. It will challenge you. It will frustrate you. And heaven knows no one can give you any answers on what it all means 'cause it's possible even showrunner Damon Lindelof doesn't know. »

- Gina Carbone

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12 New Releases to Watch at Home This Week on Blu-ray/DVD

8 February 2016 8:30 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Welcome back to This Week In Discs where we check out tomorrow’s new releases today! The Leftovers: The Complete Second Season It’s been three years since nearly two percent of the world’s population simply vanished. The newly-formed Garvey family has left their home town behind after season one’s fiery finale and head to the only community on Earth not to have lost a single soul. The town, nicknamed Miracle, may not have seen any disappearances, but the safety it promises is soon revealed to be an illusion that not even faith can support. The first season of Damon Lindelof’s HBO series intrigued me with its setup, but it left me cold and uninterested as the episodes moved forward. Season two has had a completely opposite effect — it is mesmerizing, affecting, and memorable television that hits emotional nerves stronger than just about any show I’ve seen previous. The »

- Rob Hunter

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

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12 movies and their unused, downbeat endings

5 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Body Snatchers to World War Z, here are 12 movies intended to have downbeat endings, but were changed for their theatrical release...

 Nb: The following contains inevitable spoilers. If you haven't seen the subject of a particular entry, pay careful consideration to skipping it until you have...

"Good does not always triumph. Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature."

So said General Corman in Apocalypse Now. But what Corman should have said is, "Sometimes, the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature - assuming test audiences or studio executives will allow it to happen."

Downbeat endings are by no means out of the question in mainstream movies, but there have been times where filmmakers have, often at the last minute, had to go back and shoot a happier ending for one reason or another. For your delectation, »

- ryanlambie

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »

- HitFix Staff

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Interview: Damon Lindelof on the Importance of Mistakes in ‘The Leftovers’

3 February 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After season two of The Leftovers, it feels like season one hasn’t totally gotten its due. Admittedly, the HBO drama got off to a rough start, but midway through chapter one, the adaptation of Tom Perrotta‘s book began to soar. By the time “Guest” aired, directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move), The Leftovers began delving deeper into its world and characters […]

The post Interview: Damon Lindelof on the Importance of Mistakes in ‘The Leftovers’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Interview: Damon Lindelof on the Backbone of ‘The Leftovers’ Season Two

19 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Midway through season one of HBO’s The Leftovers, the show found its footing, going on to deliver heartbreaking, romantic, strangely comedic, and honest stories about family. The show continued to improve, and by the time season two premiered, the show was on its way to delivering an ambitious, dense, and more surreal chapter in its […]

The post Interview: Damon Lindelof on the Backbone of ‘The Leftovers’ Season Two appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Blockbusters: are big films all year round a good thing?

17 January 2016 9:19 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We’re seeing big cinema releases almost every weekend now. But is this a good thing?

Do you remember during 2014, where lots of fans stubbornly declared Captain America: The Winter Soldier the best film of that summer despite its opening in March/April? It was joined by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in trying to steal a march on the competition, but clearly when you think big blockbusters, they’re associated with a certain time of year. And given how for the studios, summer season occupies a full third of the year from May to August, and Christmas the sweet period from November all the way through to New Year, that should be plenty of room for the Avengers, Star Wars and Jurassic Parks of the world, right?

Except that there are plenty more 'tentpoles' (big releases to prop up the studio’s bottom line) being made and »

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‘Leftovers’ Producer Reza Aslan on His New Ovation Talk Show: ‘It’s A Little Bit Raunchy’

13 January 2016 10:18 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Reza Aslan is an accomplished religious scholar and author, who’s lent his professional insights as a producer to HBO’s “The Leftovers” as well as ABC’s upcoming biblical drama “Of Kings and Prophets.” Now he’s also taking a turn in front of the camera for a new talk show, “Rough Draft with Reza Aslan” for Ovation, interviewing famous writers about their work — along with a liberal dose of alcohol. The first episode features legendary producer Norman Lear — who was so at ease during the conversation, he even stopped to take a call from his daughter.

How did you come up with the idea for the talk show?

My producer, David Andreone, and I are fans of ‘Inside the Actors Studio,’ but we always thought, how cool would it be if you could do that show but with writers and in a nightclub with a live band and everybody was drunk? »

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28th Annual USC Scripter Awards Nominees

12 January 2016 8:55 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The USC Libraries have announced the nominees of the 28th annual Scripter Awards honoring each year's best adaptation of the printed word to film. And this year, TV category has been added. Winners will be revealed on February 20th.

Here's the nominees of the 28th annual USC Libraries Scripter Awards:

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The Big Short

Screenwriters Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, adapted from Michael Lewis.s nonfiction work .The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.

Paramount Pictures and W.W. Norton

Brooklyn

Novelist Colm Tóibín and screenwriter Nick Hornby

Fox Searchlight and Viking

The End Of The Tour

Screenwriter Donald Margulies, adapted from David Lipsky.s memoir .Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.

A24 and Broadway Books

The Martian

Novelist Andy Weir and screenwriter Drew Goddard

Twentieth Century Fox and Crown Publishing Group

Room

Emma Donoghue for the novel and screenplay

A24 and Little, »

- Manny

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Brad Pitt’s ‘World War Z’ Sequel Loses Juan Antonio Bayona as Director

11 January 2016 9:25 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona has stepped down from directing Brad Pitt’s sequel to “World War Z” for Paramount.

The studio disclosed Bayona’s departure late Monday, adding that it still plans to make the film this year. The film is scheduled for release on June 9, 2017.

“Because of pre-existing film commitments, Bayona is not able to make ‘World War Z’ this year, and it is our ambition to do so,” Paramount said. “He is a wonderful director and we hope to work with him soon.”

Pitt is producing “World War Z 2” with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce. Bayona, whose credits include “A Monster Calls” and “The Impossible,” had been attached to direct since late 2013.

The original “World War Z” was directed by Marc Forster and was based on Max Brooks’ 2006 novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.” The screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan, »

- Dave McNary

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J.J. Abrams and Cast of ‘11.22.63’ Talk JFK Assassination, Stephen King

9 January 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu’s upcoming event series “11.22.63” — which debuts on February 15 — is based on the novel by Stephen King, which imagines a world where the main character goes back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Executive producers J.J. Abrams and showrunner Bridget Carpenter and the cast — including James Franco, Josh Duhamel, T.R. Knight and Chris Cooper — recounted their experiences filming the provocative drama in a panel Saturday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

The series filmed mainly in Toronto, but spent time in Dallas for key scenes recreating that fateful day. The production got incredible access to all the key sites, including the Texas School Book Depository, and shut down Dealey Plaza for a day. The experience affected the cast deeply.

“It hit me hard, being in Dallas,” said Carpenter.

Franco called the experience “eerie,” he said. ‘It felt like revisiting but also that »

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Netflix To Fix ‘Lost’ Shortened Finale After Criticism From Damon Lindelof

9 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I’ve been meaning to revisit Lost lately, but I’m sure glad I didn’t do that on Netflix. The rental service had been streaming a finale missing 18 minutes of footage, which is, as Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof says, befuddling. At least Netflix has been quick to respond. Read more of Lindelof’s reaction to the Lost shortened finale after the jump. The Lost finale aired six years ago, but who knows […]

The post Netflix To Fix ‘Lost’ Shortened Finale After Criticism From Damon Lindelof appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Lost: Netflix Restores Missing Series Finale Footage

8 January 2016 10:02 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The numbers are bad! After complaints from viewers and the Lost cast and crew, Netflix has restored the nearly 18 minutes missing from its version of the Lost TV series finale, "The End." Posters had been cataloguing the lost Lost scenes, on Reddit, for the past three months.

Until Entertainment Weekly (EW) asked, co-creator Damon Lindelof was unaware of the footage missing from the Netflix version. Upon finding out, he was understandably upset. Actor Dominic Monaghan, who played Charlie Pace, was none too pleased, either.

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We Have To Go Back: Netflix Have Mistakenly Been Showing The Wrong Version Of The 'Lost' Finale

8 January 2016 7:50 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

They might have debuted that stellar trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down,” but it hasn't been a great start to 2016 for Netflix in terms of their relationships with filmmakers. First, Xavier Dolan wrote an open letter to the UK branch of the streaming giant after discovering that his film “Mommy” was being screened in the wrong aspect ratio, ruining one of the film’s key moments (the service claimed a technical fault was to blame, and moved quickly to fix it). Read More: The 16 Best And Worst TV Series Finales And now it turns out that the final episode of one of the most talked-about series in TV history is on the service in strangely truncated form. EW revealed yesterday that the divisive final episode of “Lost,” which originally aired in a 104-minute cut, is eighteen minutes shorter in its Netflix form. While some would argue that might »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Netflix In Hot Water Over "Lost," "Mommy" Edits

8 January 2016 7:09 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has gotten into trouble twice this week over fooling about with its content.

It began with filmmaker Xavier Dolan's "Mommy" which boasts two instances of shifting aspect ratios as a key part of the filmmaking - changing from 1:1 to more regular 1.85:1 and then back again during key moments of emotional resonance.

Turns out Netflix was showing it wrong, putting up pillar boxes which kept the ratio at 1:1 throughout and thus messing with the intentions and impact of the scenes. Dolan promptly wrote them an open letter demanding they fix the problem and the streaming service has since done so claiming it was a "technical mistake".

Then today comes news from EW that Netflix has been showing a truncated version of the sixth season finale of ABC's "Lost" - cutting out a whopping 18 minutes from the contentious 104 minute long finale which ended the mystery series.

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Netflix to Restore Original ‘Lost’ Finale After Damon Lindelof Speaks Out

7 January 2016 3:48 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If you missed the “Lost” finale in 2010 and decided to catch up on Netflix, you won’t be getting the whole story — but the streaming service has vowed to fix the problem.

Some detail-oriented viewers noticed the two-part show closer on Netflix is 18 minutes shorter than the 104 minute version that aired on ABC six years ago, and a Reddit post explained the nitty-gritty of Netflix’s mistakes.

Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof wasn’t aware of the streaming service’s blunder until it was brought to his attention, and now he wants Netflix to correct the error.

“I am totally befuddled by all this,” Lindelor said in a statement to EW. “Love it or hate it, the finale that aired is the definitive finale and to alter it in any way defies explanation. Something tells me that this isn’t Netflix’s fault … that it’s an honest mistake and something »

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Lost Finale Footage 'Found': Netflix to Restore 18 Edited Minutes

7 January 2016 2:53 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Sparked by vocal fans who in turn were backed by a recently apprised Damon Lindelof, Netflix is setting out to replace its version of Lost‘s two-part series finale, which apparently was missing 18 minutes from the original ABC broadcast.

The edits that Netflix has been streaming clocked in at about 43 minutes apiece, whereas the for-broadcast version that aired in 2010 ran a total of 104 minutes.

VideosLost Video Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary: Did Your Favorite Moment Make the Cut?

Among the numerous excised snippets, which are chronicled in this Reddit thread, is part of Jack and Locke’s conversation as they lowered »

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Damon Lindelof Demands Netflix Restore the Lost Finale to Its Original Controversial Glory [Updated]

7 January 2016 2:42 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

What show is better suited to a conspiracy theory than Lost, the show that had viewers parsing the mythopoetic symbolism of the Dharma Initiative, time travel, and polar bears, practically birthing the 10,000-word recap in the process? So it seems only fitting that, when Lost recently arrived on Netflix, not all was as it seemed. The finale — oh, the finale! — that aired for 104 strange and glorious minutes on ABC back in 2010 has been replaced on the steaming service by a strange imposter 18 minutes shorter.  The interesting bit, of course, is that Lost has been available for streaming on Netflix for years, and it wasn't until last September that the good people of Reddit began documenting the various scenes that were nipped and cut. However, now that this has been brought to Lost creator Damon Lindelof's attention, he isn't happy about it. It's his baby! Don't mess »

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