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Titanic Is Leaving Netflix, but Don't Worry Because There's a Whole Bunch of Nicolas Cage Coming

18 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Netflix taketh, and Netflix giveth back. Kind of. Every month the streaming site sends out an update of what content will be disappearing from streaming, and what movies and TV shows will be added. It's an announcement we've come to expect, but this time around the swap out is kind of...weird. Or awesome, depending on your feelings about Nicolas Cage. First let us explain. There are some seriously good picks leaving Netflix in just a matter of days— titles like Driving Miss Daisy, Family Ties, Kiss The Girls and Jiro Dreams of Sushi. And who could forget Titanic? Everyone's favorite version of Leonardo DiCaprio (get out of here, Great Gatsby fans!) is no longer going to be »

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Netflix Is Removing a Lot of Good Movies on Aug. 1

19 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away. Each month the streaming service announces its new releases, it also has to give the bad news of the titles that will be taken off the service. This month - Aug. 1, to be exact - several great movies will no longer be available for your viewing pleasure. So you know what that means: get to bingeing! Movies Titanic Shooter Kiss the Girls Joe Dirt Fools Rush In Face/Off Driving Miss Daisy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The Fifth Element Jiro Dreams of Sushi (expires Aug. 23) TV Series Family Ties (expires Aug. 15) »

- Shannon-Vestal

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What's Leaving Netflix in August 2015

23 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

So much for "Never let go": Mighty epic "Titanic" leaves Netflix streaming on August 1st.

Say goodbye to "Driving Miss Daisy," "Kiss the Girls," "The Fifth Element," "Unbreakable," "and "Face/Off" as well. These and dozens more titles will be leaving Netflix in August.

Also marked for deletion: '60s classics "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "The Longest Day," and "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea."

And if you want to revisit the '80s sitcom "Family Ties," better get on that before August 15, when the Michael J. Fox series disappears from your queue.

Here's a complete list of the movies and TV shows that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list in August 2015. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, we've also got the list of what's new on Netflix in August 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)​

Leaving August 1

"Bad Girl Island »

- Sharon Knolle

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The clocktower lady shares memories from filming ‘Back to the Future’

17 July 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Elsa Raven is on-screen in “Back to the Future” for no more than 60 seconds, and her character doesn’t even have a proper name (she’s credited as “clocktower lady”). But she had an essential role in the film. If she hadn’t handed Marty that flyer, he and Doc would have never known where and when they could get a bolt of lightning to send Marty back to 1985. Raven, now 85, continues to be amazed by the staying-power that the sci-fi comedy has and by the part she’s continued to have in the “Back to the Future” family, 30 years after the movie’s release. She has joined the cast at several autograph signings at conventions over the years and has introduced  screenings of the film in Los Angeles. After filming “Back to the Future,” the character actress appeared in such shows as “Seinfeld,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. »

- Emily Rome

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New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’

3 July 2015 3:22 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Happy birthday, “Back To The Future” - which was released thirty years ago today. One of the most legendary stories of the now-iconic blockbuster, and perhaps one of the biggest what-ifs in the history of mainstream cinema, is obviously the chronicle of Eric Stoltz and the movies casting. The tale is well storied: while Michael J. Fox ultimately went on to play the seminal role of Marty McFly, it was then up-and-comer Stoltz who was originally cast in the lead part. And it’s not like they suddenly changed their mind. Robert Zemeckis and crew shot for five weeks on “Back To the Future” with Stoltz as Marty McFly, only to make the incredibly tough decision to recast the lead role and reshoot the entire movie over again with Fox (who was the director’s first choice, but they couldn’t get him at the time due to the shooting »

- Edward Davis

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‘Back to the Future’: What the critics said in 1985

3 July 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back to the Future” has become beloved by people of all generations in the 30 years since its release. It’s a favorite, fun, feel-good movie that we turn to again and again on TV or on DVD. The film has made its way into movie-making history books and into Hollywood legend. Some movies do that slowly over their first three decades or with new popularity thanks to DVD releases. “Back to the Future” isn’t one of those movies. It was a hit from the start. “Back to the Future,” which opened in theaters 30 years ago today, was the blockbuster king of 1985. The movie was #1 at the box office for 11 weekends and went on to make more than any other film in 1985. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it.  At least most of them did. The biggest slam came for the scene at the end of the film in which Marty »

- Emily Rome

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'Back to the Future': 30 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Time-Travel Classic

3 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Since its release 30 years ago this week (on July 3, 1985), "Back to the Future" has been everyone's favorite time-travel movie. It's remained a must-see long enough for Marty McFly's own kids to enjoy it.

Even so, there's much you may not know about the beloved sci-fi comedy, from the unused ideas that popped up in other films, to why there has yet to (thankfully) be a reboot. To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, we're firing up the flux capacitor and traveling back 30 years to learn the secrets of "Back to the Future."

1. Director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale (pictured above) tried for years to create a time-travel story. The key came in 1980, when Gale was looking over his father's high school yearbook and wondered whether he and his father would have been friends if they'd both been teenagers at the same time.

2. Zemeckis and Gale took their idea to Steven Spielberg, »

- Gary Susman

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What do the cast of Back to the Future look like now? Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, more

3 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Great Scott! Has it really been 30 years? Back to the Future celebrates a landmark anniversary this week, so to mark the occasion we take a look back at the film to find out what the cast were doing then and where they are now.

We get all misty-eyed and nostalgic about Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and their Bttf cast-mates below!

Michael J Fox

A huge teen idol thanks to his role in sitcom Family Ties, Fox initially wasn't able to play Marty McFly due to a scheduling conflict with his TV show. The part of Marty went to Eric Stoltz, he was fired five weeks into filming, then Fox jumped on board as a last-minute replacement. The schedule was gruelling (10am-6pm on Family Ties, »

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Why original Marty McFly Eric Stoltz was fired from Back to the Future

29 June 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Most film buffs know that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly in Back to the Future before director Robert Zemeckis made the difficult decision to replace him with Michael J Fox.

Stoltz had already shot for five weeks as Marty when he was let go from the production, and now a new behind-the-scenes book - We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines - has shed fresh light on the dismissal.

According to accounts from cast and crew on the movie, Stoltz approached Marty in a "method" acting style and lacked the comedic lightness of touch Zemeckis and his co-writer/co-producer Bob Gale wanted for the part.

In We Don't Need Roads (via Vulture), Gale recalled how Stoltz insisted on being referred to as "Marty" even when cameras stopped rolling.

"We almost always called him Marty," he said. "We thought it was silly, »

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How Shooting Back To The Future's Cafeteria Scene Left Bruises And A Lot Of Resentment

25 June 2015 1:54 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Before Michael J. Fox was brought on board Back to the Future, Eric Stoltz played Marty McFly. In the new book We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, the author details the circumstances of what lead to the Family Ties actor replacing Stoltz early in production. While Stoltz being let go primarily had to do with him not bringing the right type of energy to the film, his working relationship with Tom Wilson, who played antagonist Biff Tannen, didn.t help matters, and here was one scene in particular that emphasized the bad blood between them. Vulture posted an excerpt from the book that details how Stoltz and Wilson.s attempt to film this particular Back to the Future scene went down. As a refresher, during a conversation with his father George at Hill Valley High School, Marty notices  Biff bothering his mother Lorraine »

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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 4: 'Meadowlands'

24 June 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the fourth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine. Thoughts on the fourth episode, "Meadowlands," coming up just as soon as I take a five minute cool down period... "Here we go: the War of '99." -Big Pussy Later seasons of "The Sopranos" would wax and wane in their interest in the mob stories — particularly in comparison to many »

- Alan Sepinwall

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What do The Goonies look like now? Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman

7 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Goonies celebrates its 30th birthday today, and even after all these years we still adore this '80s classic.

Rumours have been swirling for some time about a Goonies 2 (make it happen, Hollywood!) with all the original cast returning, so with this in mind we take a trip down memory lane to find out what the stars of the cult classic are doing now.

Sean Astin

Sean Astin played the slightly dorky yet bright, braces-clad Mikey - who attempts to leads his fellow adventurers to One-Eyed Willy's hidden fortune upon his discovery of an old treasure map.

The 44-year-old actor has continued to enjoy movie success with his role as Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Astin also played Lynn McGill in hit Fox TV series 24, provides the voice of Raphael in Nickelodeon's TV version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), and recently appeared in Guillermo del Toro »

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Josh Duggar and Family Address Reported Accusation That He Molested Underage Girls as a Teen: ''I Acted Inexcusably,'' Josh Says

21 May 2015 4:03 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Family ties really do bind. A recently unearthed police report filed in Arkansas states that19 Kids and Counting patriarch Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle brought their eldest son, Josh Duggar, in to the Children's Safety Center in Springdale, Ark., in 2006 to be interviewed in response to an accusation that he had sexually abused underage girls in 2002 and 2003. The report, first obtained by In Touch magazine, stated that a tip had been phoned in to the Arkansas State Police Child Abuse Hotline. The police report has since been expunged to protect the identity of a minor child who was alleged to be the victim of a sex crime, according to a copy of the court order filed today and obtained by E! »

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1988

6 May 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...

Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.

It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »

- ryanlambie

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The Flash Recap: Kneel Before Grodd — The 10 Most Bananas Moments

5 May 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This week on The CW’s The Flash, things got hairy as Wells sicced Grodd on Central City — as if Barry didn’t have enough to deal with, now that Iris is aware of his secret identity and all!

PhotosMay Sweeps/Finale Preview! Get 100+ Spoilers for The Flash, Arrow and Many Other Shows

All told, the emotional payoffs in this episode landed solidly, as Iris confronted the lying liars in her life. The Grodd sequences admittedly left me a bit cold, but maybe that’s just the immediate after taste of him being (temporarily) felled by the dumb luck of a passing train, »

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Kourtney Kardashian Works Slim Post-Baby Body in a T-Shirt With Kendall's Face on It: See Her Sisterly Street Style!

27 March 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Family ties are the most fashionable ones! Supporting her designing half-sisters while working her slim post-baby body, Kourtney Kardashian stepped out in Tarzana, Calif., on Thursday, March 26, wearing one of Kendall and Kylie Jenner's "selfie" T-shirts from their limited-edition PacSun collection. The 35-year-old mom of three's tee of choice? One featuring a stunning black and white photo of rising model Kendall, who was snapped looking off to one side while riding a horse. Kardashian, already slim just three months after giving birth to baby Reign, paired the sold-out [...] »

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Mr. Belvedere Turns 30, but He May Be Even Older Than You Think

15 March 2015 5:20 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

On March 15, 1985, ABC debuted Mr. Belvedere at 8:30 p.m. as a midseason replacement airing immediately after that other show about a wise-cracking butler, Benson. The show centered on a proper British butler (Christopher Hewett) adjusting to life working for the Owens family of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. And for six seasons, characters on the show and the people watching them chose not to think too much about how strange it was that a middle-class family would have a live-in butler. The show hit that family-comedy sweet spot right along with Family Ties, Growing Pains, Full House and The Cosby Show, »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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What can be achieved in a penultimate episode?

5 March 2015 1:46 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Penultimate episodes can provide experimental fun, a new start and closure, as Star Trek, The X-Files, Buffy, Quantum Leap and more show...

Endings are difficult, especially in an art form designed to produce weekly adventures that can continue in the same format for an indefinite period of time. Not all TV shows are lucky enough to get a designated series finale, as many are cancelled unexpectedly or at short notice, leaving a season finale to act as their de facto conclusion. For those lucky enough to have the time and notice to prepare a proper conclusion to their story, the pressure is on to make that final episode meaningful, emotional and memorable, preferably for the right reasons. Afterwards, if you’re lucky, that finale will be celebrated for years as a fitting tribute to a show people loved.

With all that focus on the finale, it’s easy to forget »

- louisamellor

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What was the best network comedy bloc ever?

25 February 2015 11:26 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the wake of the "Parks and Recreation" finale, a Twitter follower asked me if the period when NBC had "Parks," "Community," "The Office" and "30 Rock" on the same night was the best comedy bloc ever. I replied that at least two other very strong alternatives immediately came to mind: NBC Thursdays for a few seasons in the mid-'80s with "The Cosby Show," "Family Ties," "Cheers" and "Night Court" (a night that also had "Hill Street Blues," and is therefore frontrunner for Best Overall Night of Network Programming Ever), and CBS Saturdays in the 1973-74 season with "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Bob Newhart Show." Call it, friendos: is one of those the best of all time? Is there another bloc — and all four comedies have to be great, as opposed to what "NewsRadio" creator Paul Simms once dubbed »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Fresh Off The Boat Review – TV ABC

4 February 2015 11:16 AM, PST | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Fresh off the Boat has an uphill battle ahead of it, and not just because it’s a slow-moving comedy without the benefit of many familiar faces.

I’d hope for something with a bit more “quick start” potential for Randall Park, because he’s a talented guy, and while this could eventually win people over, it may not get the chance.

Though based on a real memoir, the show is unfortunately “Asian Goldbergs” in its delivery, which features the same character narration and ode to a previous decade motif. It also blends in equal parts, “herds of white people are funny because…,” and, “growing up Asian amid the herd is difficult because…,” humor which frequently makes the show feel like translated stand-up instead of a purposeful telling of a (by all accounts) hilarious and insightful memoir.

It isn’t that the show is bad, but it takes quite a while to get moving. »

- Marc Eastman

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