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Movies from the IMDb Top 250 Available on Netflix Streaming

30 December 2010 6:19 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Hacking Netflix pointed out a extremely useful list on the website 100ThingsILearned.com. It's compilation of all of the the movies from the IMDb's Top 250 that are available for steaming on Netflix Watch Instantly. You can find the full list on 100Things..., but here are the ten highest ranking titles from IMDb (the number denotes their rank), plus links to their Netflix pages.

1. "The Shawshank Redemption"

9. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

13. "Seven Samurai"

19. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings"

33. "Forrest Gump"

37. "Apocalypse Now" (or "Apocalypse Now Redux")

42. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

45. "Amelie"

50. "The Shining"

54. "The Pianist"

Don't have New Year's Eve plans this year? You could do worse than watching a couple of these. »

- Matt Singer

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Best Blu-rays (And One DVD) from 2010

30 December 2010 1:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have basically resigned myself to reviewing, watching and recommending Blu-rays whenever possible. I love the format and wish everyone could just magically adopt it so the prices would become more reasonable (a dream scenario I'm sure). I am always waiting and looking for deals when it comes to Blu-rays since most often the prices are simply too outrageous. As a matter of fact, while putting this piece together I only now bought myself copies of The African Queen and The Bridge on the River Kwai at Barnes and Noble as both were on sale and I had a 10% off coupon. The way I see it $39 isn't bad for the those two titles, especially when suggested retail is $75 before shipping.

So understand, I know when recommending this many titles at once I realize the possibility of you purchasing all of them is slim to none, but hopefully I may be »

- Brad Brevet

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Robert De Niro Tops List of Most Movie Deaths

27 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

ChaCha put together a list of actors who have died the most in their movies. Topping the list is Robert De Niro with fifteen deaths, including ones in "Cape Fear," "Frankenstein" and "Jackie Brown." Bruce Willis also made the list and was actually killed twice by his ex-wife Demi Moore in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." Brad Pitt is in top ten as well, but his deaths are a bit odd. He died in "Cool World," but returned as an animated character. He died in "Fight Club," but never actually existed. And he died in "Meet Joe Black," but came back as Death. The list is far from perfect, since it doesn't include Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed, Titanic, Blood Diamond), Kevin Spacey (Se7en, American Beauty, La Confidential), Samuel L. Jackson (Deep Blue Sea, True Romance, Jurassic Park), or John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off, The Punisher). Plus, there »

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The Daily Beast's Favorite Books of 2010

18 December 2010 8:12 AM, PST | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

Tina Brown, Peter Beinart, John Avlon, Michelle Goldberg, and other Daily Beast writers and contributors pick their favorite books of 2010.

Tina Brown

Related story on The Daily Beast: This Week's Hot Reads

It takes a daring biographer to turn her sharp eye on her own life as Antonia Fraser does so movingly and beautifully in her memoir Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter. It's a compelling diary of a passionate love affair, marriage, and 40-year conversation of two soul mates in the milieu of London's chattering classes.

Harvard superstar professor Niall Ferguson wrote a superb book, High Financier, that I hope every Wall Street banker is receiving along with their fat bonus checks because Siegmund Warburg was a banker with style, integrity, and a serious intellect-rare qualities these days.

Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart's The Icarus Syndrome is one of the most important books of the last »

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Sundance Film Festival Adds Three Movies

15 December 2010 6:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has added three more selections to the January festival line-up. Additions include Director and screenwriter Miranda July's The Future (as speculated yesterday); Rob Minkoff's Flypaper, and Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney's Magic Trip. Read the full press release after the jump. Three Additional Feature Films Selected For 2011 Sundance Film Festival Festival to Host World Premieres of Miranda July’s The Future, Rob Minkoff’s Flypaper and Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney’s Magic Trip The Future Also Selected for 61st Berlin International Film Festival Park City, Ut — Sundance Institute announced today that three additional feature films will world premiere in the out-of-competition Premieres and new Documentary Premieres sections of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival: The Future (Director and screenwriter: Miranda July); Flypaper (Director: Rob Minkoff), and Magic Trip (Directors: Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney). In addition, The Future will go on to screen at »

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Miranda July, Alex Gibney and Rob Minkoff: Last Minute Additions to Sundance

15 December 2010 4:50 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Not exactly last minute as we are more than 30 days away from the festival launch, but organizers have added three titles to their Premieres categories and this includes Rob Minkoff's Flypaper, Miranda July's The Future (which was among our predictions list) and Alex Gibney's latest doc (he teams with Alison Ellwood) entitled Magic Trip (formerly titled "Magic Bus"), which we tweeted would most likely be a candidate as well. Here are the synopses provided by the fest. Flypaper / U.S.A. (Director: Rob Minkoff; Screenwriters: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore) — When two gangs try to rob the same bank at the same time, a clever hostage in the middle must save the day. Cast: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Blake Nelson, Pruitt Taylor Vince. The Future / Germany, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Miranda July) — When a couple decides to adopt a stray »

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Sundance Fest Adds Film Trio Covering Bank Robbers, A Time-Altering Stray Cat, And An LSD-Fueled Ken Kesey Road Trip

15 December 2010 6:11 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Sundance Institute has added three more films for out-of-competition world premieres at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The late additions are:

* Flypaper, directed by Rob Minkoff from a script by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. The drama covers what happens when two gangs try to rob the same bank at the same time. Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Mekhi Phifer, Jeffrey Tambor, Tim Blake Nelson and Pruitt Taylor Vince star.

* The Future, written and directed by Miranda July. A couple decides to adopt a stray cat, and it alters their perspective on life and literally alters the course of time and space. That's some cat. Hamish Linklater, Miranda July, David Warshofsky, Isabella Acres and Joe Putterlik star in a film that will screen in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

*Magic Trip. Directed by Alison Ellwood and Alex Gibney, this documentary uses footage, audio recordings and photographs taken during the »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Miranda July's New Film Added to Sundance

15 December 2010 4:02 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Miranda July's debut film "Me and You and Everyone We Know" made a splash at Sundance five years ago -- Roger Ebert stumbled into it on a whim and came out declaring it the best film at the festival. And now her second feature, entitled "The Future," will be making its premiere in Park City this January before heading to screen in competition at the Berlinale.

Also added to the Sundance line-up is "Flypaper," directed by Rob Minkoff of "The Lion King" and "The Forbidden Kingdom" (right?), a comedy about an accidental double bank robbery starring Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd. And then there's "Magic Trip," a documentary co-directed by Alison Ellwood and the prolific Alex Gibney, pieced together from footage of an acid-fueled road trip taken by writer Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters back in 1964.

Here are the official descriptions from the festival:

Premieres

Flypaper / U.S. »

- Alison Willmore

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Sundance Adds 3 New Films Including a Feature-Length Acid Trip

15 December 2010 2:15 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

The Sundance Film Festival has announced three late additions to its lineup, and they all sound pretty exciting, especially Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood's documentary Magic Trip. Apparently in the 60's, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author Ken Kesey and friends took an LSD-fueled road trip to the New York World's Fair and filmed the entire thing. Ellwood and Gibney have assembled this footage, along with photos and audio recordings into, I presume, something coherent. It could be hilarious, enlightening or really stupid, but I personally can't wait to find out which. The rest of the announcement includes new work from Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone we Know) and Ashley Judd. Read on for the full synopses. »

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Sundance Adds 3 More Films: The Future, Flypaper & Magic Trip

15 December 2010 1:43 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Ohhhh I love late additions, there is always so much intrigue - did they really impress them that much to be added late? What's the story behind them? Sundance just announced that three more films have been added to the line-up at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which is only 36 days away. The three new films are: Miranda July's latest The Future about a cat that changes lives (photo above↑), Rob Minkoff's Flypaper about a bank robbery gone awry, and Alex Gibney's new documentary Magic Trip, about "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" author Ken Kesey's LCD-inspired cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. The Sundance Film Festival runs from January 20th to 30th early next year in Park City, Ut. Both Ethan and I will be there covering the fest. A full list of films can be found at: sundance.org/festival. New listings: »

- Alex Billington

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Interview Watch: The Tourist's Material Beauty, Gosling and the New Hollywood Male Prototype

9 December 2010 9:04 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck tells the NYTimes that "I live outside my comfort zone always," which helps to explain why the German director-writer chose to follow up best-foreign-language Oscar winner The Lives of Others with Sony's lavish guilty-pleasure film The Tourist starring high-wattage Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Foreign directors rarely have successful crossovers into big-budget studio fare, admits Sony co-president Michael Barker, "other than Roman Polanski with Chinatown and Milos Forman with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Von Donnersmarck carried over his attention to detail from The Lives of Others to make sure Jolie looked like the "least down-to-earth" person alive (as Depp's character compliments her in the film). Von Donnersmarck says it was bizarre, but “we spent a few days just doing »

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Hospital Re-Opening After Years of Patient Abuse

18 November 2010 5:53 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The hospital where "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed has been rebuilt and will now reopen with hopes of forgetting about all the abuses that went on there. The 127-year-old Oregon State Hospital had toxic paint, asbestos and a leaky roof, but mostly became known for real abuses that never made it into the 1975 film that ended up winning five Oscars. Metal bars that protected glass windows are gone, replaced in the new building with modern shatterproof windows. There's no barbed wire or chain-link fencing. And patients in the stabilization ward will have their own rooms, giving them privacy and dignity. All the changes upgrade a facility that just two years ago was the subject of a scathing report by the Us Department of Justice. Federal investigators found mice in rooms, deaths from pneumonia and outbreaks of scabies, along with nearly 400 cases of patient-against-patient assault over one year. »

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Sneak Peeks - Private Practice 4.09 "Can't Find My Way Back Home"

17 November 2010 7:14 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

A new episode of Private Practice will be airing on November 18 and we have three sneak peeks from ABC for you below.

After Surviving Her Sexual Assault, Charlotte Resists Help From Her Oceanside Wellness Friends, And Pete Reunites With His Estranged Family, On ABC's "Private Practice"

Guest Starring Louise Fletcher (Academy Award® Winner for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") as Pete's Mother.

"Can't Find My Way Back Home" - Despite how Charlotte is choosing to deal with the aftermath of her sexual assault, her fellow doctors think they know what's best, teaming up to pursue criminal charges against her attacker. Pete gets a surprise visitor, his estranged brother, who has come to ask Pete to help release their sick mother from prison, on "Private Practice," Thursday, November 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

"Private Practice" stars Kate Walsh as Dr. Addison Forbes Montgomery, Tim Daly as Dr. »

- Clarissa

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Gregory Hoblit Attached to Direct 'Robbing the Grave'

8 November 2010 4:32 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Gregory Hoblit is attached to direct the heist drama "Robbing the Grave," the filmmaker's representation at Wme has confirmed to TheWrap. Karl Gajdusek and Michael Finch wrote the spec script, which It's On the Grid describes as a cross between "Ocean's 11" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The official logline is being kept under wraps, though according to Iotg, the film carries the tagline: "Everyone's going to die, but it's how you get there that matters." BenderSpink will produce the project, while is currently out to buyers. Hoblit is best known for »

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cinematic roots of: ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’

30 October 2010 8:11 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

No movie springs from a vacuum. There are always influences from past examples of the genre, from the previous work of the filmmakers and stars, even from similar films that don’t quite work. If you want to understand where a movie is coming from, take a look at where it’s coming from. In It’s Kind of a Funny Story, a confused and depressed teenager (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a hospital psych ward, where he finds friendship, with confused and depressed Zach Galifianakis, and romance, with confused and depressed Emma Roberts. This flick sprang from (among other films): • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), about grownup patients led by Jack Nicholson who take over their asylum in order to drive the sadistic Nurse Ratchet (Louise Fletcher) crazy. • Taking Over the Asylum (1994), if you have access to Region 2 DVDs; in this BBC miniseries, a young man (David Tennant »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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First Look at Dread Director Anthony Diblasi's Cassadaga

28 October 2010 12:44 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We're all anxiously waiting to see what's coming next from the director of Clive Barker's Dread, Anthony Diblasi, and now just in time for Halloween the first images from his latest film Cassadaga have made their way online.

Our boys over at Bloody Disgusting nailed down the exclusive on them so click on the early poster art below to check 'em all out!

Cassadaga stars Kelen Coleman ("CSI:ny"), Kevin Alejandro ("True Blood"), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Rus Blackwell (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Hank Stone (Punisher), J Larose (Saw 3, Mother's Day, Insidious), and Amy LoCicero ("Drop Dead Diva"). The flick tells the tale of a deaf girl who attempts to contact her late sister's spirit during a seance but instead attracts the avenging ghost of a murdered woman.

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First Look at Anthony Diblasi's 'Cassadaga'!

28 October 2010 8:39 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Last week Bloody Disgusting's David Harley took to the Florida filming of Cassadaga, Clive Barker alumni Anthony Diblasi's follow-up directorial effort to Dread. Featuring Kelen Coleman ("CSI:ny"), Kevin Alejandro ("True Blood"), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Rus Blackwell (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Hank Stone (Punisher), J Larose (Saw 3, Mother's Day, Insidious), and Amy LoCicero ("Drop Dead Diva"), the supernatural thriller centers on a deaf girl who attempts to contact her late sister's spirit during a seance but instead attracts the avenging ghost of a murdered woman. While David works on his set report, inside you'll find some of the first ever pics, including a pretty haunting image! Diblasi recently wrote, directed and exec produced Dread and served as exec producer for The Midnight Meat Train. He is co-producer for Hellraiser, currently in development. »

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Louise Fletcher's 'Practice' role revealed

28 October 2010 3:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tim Daly has revealed details of Louise Fletcher's role on Private Practice. The One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest star has signed up to play the mother of Daly's character Pete in the show. Daly has now revealed that Pete's mother has been in prison for murder. "Pete witnessed her murder this guy who was living with them," he told TV Guide. "He doesn't know who his father is. His mother's had this long string of men because she's a drunk, and the (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Veteran actors Ed Asner and Lou Gossett Jr. experience horror in The Home

22 October 2010 4:27 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Elderly rehab facilities don't seem to be popular locations for horror movies, but that doesn't mean it's not a prime place for terror. And in The Home, some strong actors will be on the list of potential victims. B-d says that screen veterans Ed Asner (Up, "Mary Tyler Moore"), Lou Gossett Jr. (Enemy Mine, An Officer And A Gentleman), Fionulla Flanagan (Four Brothers, "Lost") and Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) will experience Lovecraftian horrors, with »

- Dave Davis

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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

21 October 2010 10:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The Event and The Clone Wars arrive on UK telly, Matt Smith turns up in The Sarah Jane Adventures, and there are some great films to look forward to as well...

We'll start the week with the least exciting bit and, hopefully, work up to more tantalising tidbits on telly as we go through the next seven days.

Despite the hype, the arrival of The Event tonight, Friday, October 22nd at 9:00pm on Channel 4 may be a non-you-know-what. The Us show's been accused of trading on the styles and tricks of popular predecessors in trying to fill the island-sized hole left by Lost. From reports and our own reviews, it's only so much blown sand and wind, but the curious may want to see how much of that is true and if it's the wreckage some deem it to be that's now washed up on our shores.

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