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It's an end to another month, and the beginning of another, as Netflix's usual purge of films from its streaming library happens. So if any of these movies is of interest to you, now is the time to watch them, because, after tomorrow, October 31, they'll be gone from the service. There are a few acclaimed classics and cult favorites like "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "American Psycho," "Thelma and Louise" and others. Apocalypse Now," " You'll also find indies like "Prince of Broadway," which Vanessa published a review of earlier today. Here's the list of films leaving Netflix at the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
There are always a ton of great movies being added to Netflix every month, but the site also takes movies off every month. I know; this is tragic news. But it's better to be prepared than to sign in only to find out that that movie you've been meaning to watch has expired from streaming! Here's a list of the movies that are being taken away on Nov. 1, including a bunch of '80s classics that you'll kick yourself for not taking the time to watch this month. 101 Dalmatians (1996) American Psycho (2000) Apocalypse Now (1979) Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) The Big Chill (1983) Bob the Builder (1999-2012) Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) Broadcast News (1987) Bullet Proof Monk (2003) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Candyman (1992) Caveman (1981) Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) Cloak & Dagger (1984) Footloose (1984) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) The Great Outdoors (1988) Hannibal (2001) La Bamba (1987) Les Miserables (1998) The Magic School Bus (1994-1997) The Ninth Gate (1999) The Prince of Tides »
As we reported earlier today, there are some really fantastic films that will be no longer streaming on Netflix once the calendar switches over to November. But while you will soon no longer be able to watch classics like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or Apocalypse Now online, the good news is that the company has some awesome stuff coming your way next month. The blog BestMoviesOnNetflix has posted a list of all of the films that will be coming to the online streaming service next month, and we are very happy to say that there are a number of fantastic titles that will soon be available. But which of the 10 stand out among the rest? Read on to find out! The Rocketeer Years before he teamed with Marvel Studios to bring us Captain America: The First Avenger, director Joe Johnston brought us a whole different kind of cinematic »
45 years after its release, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” remains just as vibrant and warm as it was in its original theatrical run. To celebrate its anniversary, here’s a superb half-hour documentary on the making of the film. These days, most behind-the-scenes documentaries have more in common with electronic press kits in which filmmakers and actors diplomatically praise one another via PR speak, hoping to sell their film instead of actually giving a realistic view of filmmaking. What a revelation then that “Butch Cassidy” director George Roy Hill gives an unvarnished look at the making of the classic western. Hill talks about how he approached scheduling the shoot —setting aside an entire week for half a week’s work because he tends to “fuck it up the first week”— and how his star Paul Newman had trouble playing Butch Cassidy the first few days. Newman himself reveals what »
- Cain Rodriguez
October is generally a jam-packed month when it comes to movies. The Oscar season push is just beginning, and there are so many great horror movie marathons on TV and at your local Cineplex. That's not even counting all the stuff on Netflix Instant! Well, Netflix is a fickle master, and a whole bunch of awesome movies will be removed from its streaming service on November 1st. Here are just a few highlights. You can still rent these on DVD, but then you have to wait for the mail, and who needs that? (Curious as to what movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix in November? Here's a list.)
"The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"
- Jenni Miller
There’s a lot of exciting new fare arriving on Netflix this month, but alas, it’s like they always say: Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Here’s the list of movies that will disappear from the streaming librarynet on November 1. If you’ve been putting off watching Apocalypse Now all these years, now's your chance:101 Dalmatians (1996) American Psycho (2000) Apocalypse Now (1979) Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) Balibo (2009) The Big Chill (1983) Blown Away (1992) Bob the Builder (1999-2012) Breezy (1973) Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986) Broadcast News (1987) The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Bullet Proof Monk (2003) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Candyman (1992) Caveman (1981) Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie (1980) Cloak & Dagger (1984) The Conqueror Worm (1968) The Dogs of War (1980) Elvis ’56 (1987) The Escape Artist (1982) Footloose (1984) For a Few Dollars More (1965) Fire in Babylon (2010) The Good, the Bad »
- Anna Silman
Throughout the fall of 1969, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rolled out in theaters, eventually winning four Oscars and becoming an enduring classic. On Sept. 10 of that year, The Hollywood Reporter appraised the film, cheering its "joyous contemporary spirit" and performances by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Read the entire review below, which was originally titled "'Sundance' Beams With Joy: A Great & Profitable Film." For an industry whose portion of non-creative, irresponsible agents and system-bound producers have brought it close to collapse by over-pricing familiar failures whose liability to endless productions is the
- THR Staff
Wilmington, Nc. I sit down with Matt Barr on the "Sleepy Hollow" set in Wilmington, Nc in late August without really knowing much about the actor's character, Noah Hawley. I know he's got Han Solo rogue swagger and a holstered firearm, but little else. The reports when Barr was cast described his character as a bounty hunter and then he was later described as an arms dealer, two descriptions with a potentially wide gulf between them. Nearly two months later, I've "acted" in a scene with Barr -- possibly appearing in Episode 8, until they decide to cut me out for reasons that I certainly won't begrudge -- and watched two episodes featuring Hawley and I'm still not sure I know all that much more. Hawley first popped up in the season's third episode and he returned in the fourth, both times on the trail of the same artifact Crane and Abbie were looking for, »
- Daniel Fienberg
After taking on Captain America himself earlier this year, Academy Award winner Robert Redford is looking at a new project with Walt Disney Pictures. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Redford is in talks to headline with director David Lowery (Ain't Them Body Saints) attached to helm. The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star would play a local storyteller who knows a few good tales about dragons. »
While promoting "Birdman," Edward Norton spoke about the 15th anniversary of "Fight Club" and revealed that today's movies don't get the praise they deserve, especially from some of the older Hollywood greats, like writer William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, Marathon Man, The Princess Bride, Misery, Chaplin). Norton explained: "I remember reading some interview with the really great screenwriter William Goldman, who definitely has been a part of many great generational films. But I was sort of pissed off by a certain snarkiness that he had about, you know, 'How come no generation has stepped up to make really defining films like those of the sort of 1967 to 1975 era?' And [he] went through the list and almost said like, 'Where are the filmmakers like these people and where are the actors like these people?' And I remember thinking, 'Are you f*cking kidding me? »
From long credits to bullet time, here are a few techniques and film conventions we don't see in the movies these days...
Over more than a century, cinema has built up its own storytelling vocabulary. Thanks to generations of intelligent and groundbreaking filmmakers, movies contain a rich and complex set of editing, filming and framing techniques, most of them so firmly embedded in our subconscious that we don't even think about them while we're sitting in our local multiplex.
Inevitably, there are some aspects of filmmaking that have changed considerably over time. New ideas and conventions continuously float in, while old ones become over-used and phase out as a result. It's the latter we're focusing on here: the filmmaking conventions and techniques that are either becoming rare, or have vanished altogether. Bear in mind that some of the things below may suddenly come back into vogue very soon, while the »
Robert Redford is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Film Society of Lincoln Centre.
The 78-year-old actor and director will be awarded the Chaplin Award during a gala in New York next April, reports BBC News.
The film society's executive director Lesli Klainberg said: "Obviously he's a star that many of us have grown up watching from his films in the early 1960s to his current work.
He will also appear in A Walk in the Woods, »
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award.
The laurel, which honors the film industry’s most notable talents, will lionize Redford for a career that has included iconic acting work (“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Sting,” “The Natural”); a string of films as a director (“Ordinary People,” “A River Runs Through It,” “The Company You Keep”); Broadway credits (“Barefoot in the Park”); and staunch support of independent cinema as the founder of the Sundance Institute and its influential film festival.
Last year’s “All is Lost,” the J.C. Chandor film that Redford toplined, had a slot in the 2013 New York Film Festival. He just wrapped “A Walk in the Woods,” based on the Bill Bryson memoir, and is now at work on “Truth, »
- Gordon Cox
Andy Samberg is not an alien, and Seth Meyers is not an 10-year-old boy... Somehow, though, the Saturday Night Live alums pulled off a nearly perfect recreation of E.T.'s iconic flying bicycle scene! On Late Night Thursday, Seth explained that People asked if the twosome wanted to "recreate a scene from a movie like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid." And while Seth and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star thought "that sounds great," they told the mag they'd "rather do something like E.T." He pulled up a still from the 1982 flick, acknowledging, "You might be thinking, 'How could you and Andy do that?'" Well, in a People TV behind-the-scenes clip, »
In an age where movies are designed to appeal to the broadest demographic possible and no one wants to feel too uncomfortable, David Fincher has gone against the grain time and time again, but his work is consistently engaging. "I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me, I'm always interested in movies that scar," he told The Independent in 2010. Known for his exacting, precise, and unique approach on-set, Fincher has consistently pushed boundaries with films that are divisive, thought-provoking, biting, and yet, for all their cynicism, strangely heartfelt. In anticipation of the release of David Fincher’s latest film, Gone Girl, I’ll be looking back at his career and filmography. In this first installment, I’ll be examining his work in commercials, music videos, and his first movie, Rick Springfield’s concert picture The Beat of the Live Drum. [A brief note before I begin: After this article, each installment will explore Fincher’s films in chronological order before concluding with House of Cards and the possible future of his career.] David Fincher was born on August 28, 1962 in Denver, »
- Matt Goldberg
With the blockbuster Captain America: The Winter Soldier being released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD this Tuesday, we catch up with the directing team of brothers Joe and Anthony Russo to find out about their experience on the iconic Marvel project…
What makes Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier stand out from other Marvel movies?
Joe: I think it is the level of realism and intensity that makes this movie stand out. Up to this point, I think Marvel films have really embraced the fantasy component, but we have tried to infuse it with intensity and edge. It’s aggressive. We wanted a movie that would grab you and wouldn’t let go until the end. Hopefully we’ve accomplished that and I think that’s what distinguishes it from other Marvel movies.
How did you accomplish this?
Joe: We talked to Marvel early on and said, »
- ComicMix Staff
Women presidents at the Academy: Cheryl Boone Isaacs is only the third one (photo: Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Brad Pitt) (See previous post: "Honorary Award Non-Winners: Too Late for Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich.") Wrapping up this four-part "Honorary Oscars Bypass Women" article, let it be noted that in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 85-year history there have been only two women presidents: two-time Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis (for two months in 1941, before the Dangerous and Jezebel star was forced to resign) and screenwriter Fay Kanin (1979-1983), whose best-known screen credit is the 1958 Doris Day-Clark Gable comedy Teacher's Pet. Additionally, following some top-level restructuring in April 2011, the Academy created the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, with the CEO post currently held by a woman, former Film Independent executive director and sometime actress Dawn Hudson. The COO post is held »
- Andre Soares
With the impending release of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier on 3D Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, directors Anthony and Joe Russo discuss their hit film, including what is was like to work with the iconic Robert Redford, and how they approached a redesign of Captain America's uniform. The brothers also discussed what it was like directing a film in their hometown of Cleveland.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the second chapter in the Captain America movie franchise. The exhilarating story follows Marvel’s First Avenger, Captain America, along with Black Widow and their new ally The Falcon as they battle their most mysterious and powerful enemy yet, the Winter Soldier.
Q: What makes Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Victor Medina)
Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.
Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »
- Brian Welk
Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr. worked together for two decades at Daily Variety. In this weekly Sunday column, two old friends get together and grind their axes on the movie business. Off last Sunday, the boys have a lot on their minds.
Fleming: We have entered an age of digital fascism; render an opinion against the grain, and disagreement is followed by insults and threats to end careers. Because of an opinion.
Bart: Are you referring to Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar being attacked for signing that petition charging Israel with practicing genocide in the Gaza? It was certainly not a smart move on their part.
Fleming: I get that. Anyone paying attention can see Israel’s existence comes out of an unimaginable genocide attempt in WWII. I wonder if Bardem and Cruz read the fine print when the petition was put under their noses. Provoked by »
- Peter Bart and Mike Fleming Jr
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