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Hunger Games, Transformers and thousands of other movies are being taken off Netflix in the Us

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Thousands of movies are being removed from Netflix in the Us after the streaming service decided not to renew a deal with distributor Epix.

Movies from the Hunger Games and Transformers series are just some of the blockbuster titles to be dropped from the service, which will now focus more on original content.

The films will disappear from the service when the $1bn deal between Netflix and Epix expires later this month.

Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos wrote: "While many of these movies are popular, they are also widely available on cable and other subscription platforms at the same time as they are on Netflix and subject to the same drawn out licensing periods."

Following the end of the Netflix deal, the Epix catalogue will be picked up by Hulu.

"Our subscribers have been asking us for more, and more recent, big movies," Hulu said in a statement. »


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Andrew Garfield compares making Sony's Spider-Man films to "prison" and "canning coke"

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Andrew Garfield has opened up about what it was like to make the two Amazing Spider-Man films with Sony.

The 32-year-old British actor was talking to The Playlist when he compared making both films to "canning coke".

"The pressure to get it right, to please everyone... it's not going to happen," he mused.

"You end up pleasing no-one, or everyone just a little bit. Like, 'Eh, that was good'.

"[The films are] mass-marketed, like 'We want 50-year-old white men to love it, gay teenagers to love it, bigot homophobes in Middle America to love it, 11-year-old girls to love it'. That's canning coke."

Garfield was promoting his latest film, the indie drama 99 Homes from Ramin Bahrani - the exact opposite of Sony's superhero monolith.

Since his departure, the Spider-Man franchise has now become a shared property between Sony and Marvel, with Tom Hollander's new webslinger set to appear in next year's Captain America: Civil War. »


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Activision's Deadpool will be breaking the fourth wall on Xbox One and PS4 in November

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Deadpool will be breaking the fourth wall on Xbox One and PS4 later this year.

The 2013 Activision game will make its Xbox One and PS4 debut from November 17 in North America. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed.

Just announced! #Deadpool is coming to #XboxOne & #PS4 on Nov 17. Pre-order your copy today: http://t.co/rMh97fdvnG pic.twitter.com/JvsVA13Dit

— GameStop (@GameStop) August 31, 2015

The new versions come with the game's post-release Dlc, including two additional levels and two costumes.

The Deadpool video game was originally released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, although it was later pulled from digital stores due to licensing issues.

Any previous issues appear to have been resolved, however, as the game made a surprise return to Steam earlier this year.

The re-release of the video game will help increase the profile of Deadpool ahead of next year's movie.

Starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular anti-hero, »


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Is Joker the real hero of The Dark Knight? A new fan theory explains all

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Batman is bad news for Gotham City and the only man who can stop him is The Joker.

Sounds far-fetched, but a new fan theory doing the rounds suggests that the Clown Prince of Crime is the true heroic force in The Dark Knight.

According to Reddit user Generalzee, Heath Ledger's cackling supervillain should be credited with saving Gotham. An excerpt of the theory can be read below, for more head over here.

"Entire sections of the city were closed off due to madness, organised crime ran rampant, and the majority of important city officials were wildly corrupt.

"The city even tolerated a renegade vigilante who ran around wearing a rubber suit (Okay, special armour and carbon fiber, but they don't know that).

"Along comes the Joker and by the end of a very short time, almost all organised crime was eliminated, many corrupt officials were imprisoned or dead, »


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Nicholas Hoult will play Catcher in the Rye author Jd Salinger in Empire creator's new movie

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Nicholas Hoult is stepping into the shoes of legendary American author Jd Salinger for Rebel in the Rye.

The Mad Max: Fury Road star will team up with Empire co-creator Danny Strong on the forthcoming indie drama.

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The film will focus on the creation of the writer's classic novel Catcher in the Rye - which tells the story of troubled teenager Holden Caulfield - as well as chronicling Salinger's personal life.

"The Catcher in the Rye is a classic coming of age story which continues to make a significant impression six generations later," said Alex Walton of movie sales company Bloom, which will attempt to find a buyer for the picture at the Toronto Film Festival later this month.

"The world has long been fascinated with Jd Salinger, who the talented Nicholas Hoult will bring to life in this enigmatic role. »


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John Carpenter pays tribute to fellow horror legend Wes Craven: "He was truly an Old School director"

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John Carpenter is the latest star to pay tribute to the late horror icon Wes Craven.

Craven passed away at the age of 76 over the weekend following a long battle with brain cancer.

Wes Craven: 4 trailblazing scary movies that redefined the horror genre

Joining the chorus in remembering Craven is John Carpenter, the horror director best known for Escape from New York, They Live and Halloween.

"My friend Wes has left us too soon. He was truly an Old School director. I had a great time directing him. I'm Really gonna miss him," Carpenter wrote on his Facebook account.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan led remembrance tributes to the late Scream filmmaker on social media last night (August 30).

MTV is also paying tribute to the filmmaker during its television spinoff of Scream tomorrow (September 1).

Aside from the Scream franchise, Craven also created the A Nightmare on Elm Street film »


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Hayden Christensen reveals the Disney reference behind his daughter's name

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Hayden Christensen has shared the meaning behind his daughter's name, Briar Rose.

Christensen, who welcomed a daughter with actress Rachel Bilson in 2014, told Home & Family that there is a Disney reference in Briar's name.

A photo posted by @rachelbilson on Aug 16, 2015 at 11:42am Pdt

"There's a Disney reference there, I suppose," Christensen said. "The original Sleeping Beauty was called Briar Rose."

When asked whether it was him or Bilson who fell in the love with the name, Christensen revealed they are both big Disney fans.

He said: "We both love all things Disney - but Rachel especially was very keen on the name.

"We have Disney songs playing around the house 24/7 right now."

Christensen soon stars in 90 Minutes In Heaven as a man who is pronounced dead after a car crash, only to come back to life an hour and a half later.

Watch a trailer for the film »


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The mysterious search for Jesus Christ comes to the big screen in biblical epic Risen trailer

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Risen's latest trailer brings you back in time thousands of years to an event said to have changed the world forever.

This sprawling biblical epic takes place in the aftermath of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection, as the Romans frantically searched for his body.

Centurion Clavius's (Joseph Fiennes) quest to locate Christ's body sets off a crisis of conscience that brings his core beliefs into question.

Also starring in Risen are Fear the Walking Dead's Cliff Curtis as Christ, Italian screen veteran María Botto as Mary Magdalene and Peter Firth (Spooks) as Roman prefect Pontius Pilate.

This biblical tale was adapted by writer-director Kevin Reynolds, who penned the original Red Dawn and directed Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Risen debuts in the Us on January 22, 2016. A UK release is set for March 18, 2016. »


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Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Keaton's Love the Coopers trailer will get you in the mood for Christmas

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Christmas may still be a few months away, but Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried and Diane Keaton will get you right in the spirit with this delightful trailer for Love the Coopers.

There are festive gags a plenty and narration by the legendary Steve Martin in a teaser that explores why we endure herculean challenges to travel home for the holidays.

Between Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) trying to pass off military man Joe (Jake Lacy) as her fiancé and single dad Hank (Ed Helms) wrangling a very sassy daughter, it's sure to be an eventful Christmas for the Coopers this year.

Steven Rogers – of Ps I Love You and Hope Floats fame – penned the festive comedy for director Jessie Nelson.

Nelson's had a varied career thus far, producing another wacky Christmas comedy called Fred Claus and directing the gripping Oscar-nominated drama I Am Sam.

Love the Coopers opens on November 13 in the Us. »


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Bill Murray finally explains his cameo in the Ghostbusters reboot: "I really respect those girls"

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Bill Murray has no doubts that Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy's female-driven Ghostbusters is going to be a "great success".

After holding out for years while a Ghostbusters sequel was in development, Murray shocked fans weeks ago by shooting an extended cameo for director Paul Feig.

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Murray isn't reprising his role as wise-cracking Dr Peter Venkman in the 2016 movie, but is apparently appearing as a spiritual medium trying to debunk the Ghostbusters' work.

Speaking to Vulture, Murray firmly distanced himself from those Ghostbusters fans who are skeptical of a female-led team.

"They were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there," he explained. "They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn't want to overshadow [them] or anything, and »


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Will Smith takes on the NFL in the trailer for gripping sports drama Concussion

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Will Smith takes on the powerful National Football League in the gripping trailer for Concussion.

The Sir Ridley Scott-produced sports drama is based on the true story of Dr Bennet Omalu's research into suicides among retired professional football players.

Smith portrays the famed neuropathologist, who risked his career in forcing the NFL to acknowledge the damage caused by concussions.

Director Peter Landesman's (Parkland) film is based on the 2009 GQ investigative report Game Brain by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Smith's supporting cast includes Luke Wilson as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Albert Brooks as forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht and Alec Baldwin as neurosurgeon Julian E Bailes.

Concussion opens in Us cinemas on Christmas Day (December 25), and comes to the UK on January 29. »


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Hugh Jackman shows again he's the nicest guy in showbiz, surprises young Wolverine fan who has cystic fibrosis

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Hugh Jackman gave a 9-year-old fan a huge surprise when he popped into an Australian radio station to say hello.

The Make A Wish Foundation organised for cystic fibrosis sufferer Domenic to appear on The Kyle and Jackie O Show to ask Jackman a question on the phone, but the boy didn't know the whole plan...

What a beautiful boy Domenic is... and a beautiful man Hugh Jackman is! Hugh surprises one of his biggest fans in true Wolverine style. x

Posted by Kyle and Jackie O on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

After asking his idol what his favourite Wolverine pose was, Domenic waited patiently for Jackman to reply but was given a surprise when the movie star walked into the room.

The pair talked about their favourite Wolverine quotes, before Jackman gave Domenic some tickets to his new show.

"Mate, you are awesome, it is so great to meet you," said Jackman. »


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A remake of Chevy Chase's 1980 comedy Oh! Heavenly Dog is in the works

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Chevy Chase's 1980 comedy Oh! Heavenly Dog is being remade by Fox 2000.

The cult film focused on a private investigator who is killed, before coming back to life as a dog to solve his own murder.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvin and the Chipmunks filmmaker Tim Hill will helm the project and pen the script with Dave Johnson.

Brandon Camp - the son of the original film's director Joe Camp - will produce with Temple Hill.

Chase starred in the original film alongside Jane Seymour and Omar Sharif, while the dog was played by a descendant of famous film dog Benji.

Another Chevy Chase remake, Vacation, is at cinemas now. Watch a trailer below: »


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James Bond author Anthony Horowitz dislikes Skyfall: 'He's weak - that's not Bond'

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Author Anthony Horowitz has slated the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall, saying it makes him "angry".

Horowitz, who is currently writing the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, picked apart the film's plot in a recent interview reported by The Mail.

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While the author called Daniel Craig a "terrific" actor, and made it clear that he liked the "gritty" 2006 film Casino Royale, he said that he didn't care for either Quantum of Solace or Skyfall.

Horowitz said: "Quantum of Solace just went wrong. Skyfall is my least favourite. I know it is heresy to say so, but it is the one Bond film I have never liked."

Criticising the film, he went on to say: "Bond is weak in it. He has doubts. That's not Bond."

He added: "Secondly, the villain wins. The villain sets out to kill M. The »


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Wes Craven: 4 trailblazing scary movies that redefined the horror genre

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For most horror filmmakers it's a near-impossible task to break the mould or serve audiences up with something they've never seen before.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror legend Wes Craven

Wes Craven, who passed away yesterday at the age of 76, was different. Over a career spanning five decades he put an immeasurable stamp on the genre on four separate occasions.

Here are four essential Craven horrors that blazed a trail and led others to follow.

1. The Last House on the Left (1972)

After giving up a career as a teacher, Craven moved to New York to break into the film industry. He worked in post-production before making "many hardcore X-rated films" (as revealed in documentary Inside Deep Throat) and shifting into low-budget horror with his 1972 debut The Last House on the Left.

Craven took inspiration from Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring to craft a twisted, nasty »


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How Martin Scorsese inspired the best teen movie of 2015

31 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT

Imagine Martin Scorsese directing a script by John Hughes and you've pretty much landed on the best teen movie of 2015, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.

A moving and funny coming-of-age story about a high-schooler's friendship with his terminally ill classmate, it exploded out of Sundance earlier this year, bagging both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The filmmaker has some movie pedigree; he got his start in the industry working as Martin Scorsese's assistant on '90s classic Casino.

Gomez-Rejon is still firm friends with Scorsese, with the pair even sitting down for a filmed discussion on Me and Earl. Scorsese's visual style, all swooping cameras and extended tracking shots, is very much present in Gomez-Rejon's direction, and he told Digital Spy how the legendary filmmaker has been a constant inspiration on his life and art.

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Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror film legend Wes Craven

30 August 2015 7:50 PM, PDT

Tributes have poured in for horror film director Wes Craven, who passed away on Sunday after battling brain cancer.

Friends actress Courteney Cox has led the tributes to her Scream director, with many of his friends and fans remembering his life and his work fondly. Read a selection of the tributes below:

Today the world lost a great man, my friend and mentor, Wes Craven. My heart goes out to his family. x

Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) August 31, 2015

Thank you for being the kindest man, the gentlest man, and one of the smartest men I've known. Please say there's a plot twist. #wescraven

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 31, 2015

Shedding tears now. A giant has left us. #wescraven #always #liveon pic.twitter.com/t3ituQLgV1

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) August 31, 2015

I wud have no career if it were not for Wes Craven. Thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. #nowords pic. »


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Wes Craven, director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, dies aged 76

30 August 2015 6:47 PM, PDT

Award-winning film director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76.

The creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 30) after battling brain cancer.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror film legend Wes Craven

Craven was particularly known for his work on horror and slasher films having made his directorial debut in 1972 with The Last House on the Left.

Over the course of his decades-spanning career, Craven redefined the horror genre with his work on such films as Nightmare on Elm Street, Swamp Thing and the wildly popular Scream series, which later developed into a franchise consisting of several movies and a TV spinoff series for which Craven also served as an executive producer.

In addition to a highly-successful film career Craven was also a published author having released his novel Fountain Society in 1999.

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Horror film director Wes Craven dies, aged 76

30 August 2015 6:47 PM, PDT

Award-winning film director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76.

The creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 30) after battling brain cancer.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror film legend Wes Craven

Craven was particularly known for his work on horror and slasher films having made his directorial debut in 1972 with The Last House on the Left.

Over the course of his decades-spanning career, Craven redefined the horror genre with his work on such films as Nightmare on Elm Street, Swamp Thing and the wildly popular Scream series, which later developed into a franchise consisting of several movies and a TV spinoff series for which Craven also served as an executive producer.

In addition to a highly-successful film career Craven was also a published author having released his novel Fountain Society in 1999.

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