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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1988

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
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Review: Monkey Shines (Blu-ray)

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Oh my, how the mighty had fallen! I had vague memories of Monkey Shines when I watched it over twenty years ago and, after revisiting this, it all makes sense why this film doesn’t spring to mind when I think of Romero’s great early body of work. George A. Romero’s first studio film ideally should have been the perfect opportunity for him to showcase his talent in a direction that nobody would expect and on paper it would seem that was his intention.

The story itself isn’t exactly straight horror. In fact, the first hour of the film plays off of a tragedy and is meant to create empathy for Jason Beghe’s character in a way that Christy Brown earns empathy in My Left Foot, but Beghe’s character isn’t developed enough to forgive or understand his selfish demeanor. He’s portrayed as simply
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Giveaway: Win a 'Crocodile Dundee' Double Feature Blu-ray

Giveaway: Win a 'Crocodile Dundee' Double Feature Blu-ray
Relive two 1980s classics in one high-definition package with Paramount Home Entertainment's Crocodile Dundee / Crocodile Dundee II, which is available on Blu-ray starting today, May 13. Paul Hogan stars as the title character, a rugged Australian who meets a New York journalist (Linda Kozlowski) on assignment. When she heads to the Big Apple with her, he experiences a culture he isn't quite ready for. We have a contest lined up where fans can win this Blu-ray double feature to add to your collection. These prizes will go fast, so take a look at how you can win today.

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Marvelous Da7e #14: Peeking Into The Future With Stan Lee

Welcome to Issue 14 of The Marvelous Da7e!

Real quick mission statement: this column is for discussion of superhero movie news and superhero movies. Titular allegiance aside, this sphere includes non-Marvel properties.

This week: It’s been a quiet week in superhero news, which means another grab bag of various stories and crazy, crazy theories abound. Let’s rock.

What We Can Learn From Stan

Stan Lee talked to online outlet TooFab and had a few things to say about the future of Marvel movies. Some things line up with what we know, some things line up with what to expect and some things are just Stan Lee Lee-ness.

Quote: Right now, the people at Marvel are looking through our whole list of candidates and wondering which ones are we going to use now,

Spidey Sense: Certainly True.

Details: There probably isn’t just a list. If I were Marvel,
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6 Scenes We Love From ‘Big’

Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of Big, the movie that boosted Tom Hanks from being just a funny leading man to an Oscar-worthy movie star. It’s also the comedy that put filmmaker Gary Ross on the map as he too earned an Academy Award nomination for this, his first feature script (co-written by Steven Spielberg’s sister, Anne). Directed by Penny Marshall, it was a word of mouth kind of hit, having opened in second place behind Crocodile Dundee II in its second week then going on to become the fourth highest grossing movie of 1988. For those of us around the same age as Josh Haskins (David Moscow/Hanks) at the time, it was a thought-provoking What If? situation even if most of us found a lot of the scenarios and behavior to be well-below the character’s maturity level. The tricky thing about Big in terms of highlighting its best moments is that it’s
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What to Watch Wednesday: McBrayer in The Middle, an Angel-ic CSI, Mob Psych Out and More

What to Watch Wednesday: McBrayer in The Middle, an Angel-ic CSI, Mob Psych Out and More
On TV this Wednesday: Jack McBrayer becomes a Middle man, an Angel alum visits CSI, Psych tries to keep the Mob out of a marriage and Rayna once more finds herself at a Nashville hospital. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 9 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Middle (ABC) | 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer guest-stars as a dentist who interviews Frankie for a potential job – too bad she gets tripped up by the “tell us a little something about yourself” question. Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Justified) also guest-stars.

8:30 pm Suburgatory (ABC) | It’s
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'To My Future Assistant' casts Stephen Root

Stephen Root has boarded the cast of Fox's To My Future Assistant single-camera comedy. He joins Brittany Snow and Troy Gentile in the Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer-written show helmed by Peyton Reed, reports Deadline. Future Assistant follows the assistants at a large law firm in New York who stick together to make it through the daily dealings with their overbearing bosses. Root is in as Snow's boss called Frank, an attorney who's intense, but not as monstrous as he seems. Root, an experienced TV and film actor, has credits going back to his debut on Crocodile Dundee II, then adding Black Rain, Golden Years, Robocop 3, Dave L.A.. Law, Ladies Man, The West Wing, Leatherheads, J. Edgar, Justified, The Company You Keep and Boardwalk Empire, among many others. He also voices Mildew in Dragons: Riders of Berk.
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'To My Future Assistant' casts Stephen Root

Stephen Root has boarded the cast of Fox's To My Future Assistant single-camera comedy. He joins Brittany Snow and Troy Gentile in the Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer-written show helmed by Peyton Reed, reports Deadline. Future Assistant follows the assistants at a large law firm in New York who stick together to make it through the daily dealings with their overbearing bosses. Root is in as Snow's boss called Frank, an attorney who's intense, but not as monstrous as he seems. Root, an experienced TV and film actor, has credits going back to his debut on Crocodile Dundee II, then adding Black Rain, Golden Years, Robocop 3, Dave L.A.. Law, Ladies Man, The West Wing, Leatherheads, J. Edgar, Justified, The Company You Keep and Boardwalk Empire, among many others. He also voices Mildew in Dragons: Riders of Berk.
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Clare Balding gameshow Britain's Brightest rockets to 5.1m for final

Britain's Brightest, BBC One's new Saturday night game show, rocketed to a ratings high last night (February 9).

Some 5.15m - a 22.7% share of the available audience - tuned in at 7.15pm as Andy Thomas won the six-week competition.

Hosted by Clare Balding, who acknowledged her move to primetime was a "risk", the programme consistently lost to Tom Daley's Splash! on ITV and has hovered around the four million mark until yesterday.

BBC One's fortunes improved further as the night went on, winning every primetime clash against ITV, which struggled without its popular diving show.

Lottery game show In It to Win It took 5.28m (23.2%) at 8.15pm, after which Casualty topped the night with a splendid 5.59m (25%).

On ITV, meanwhile, Take Me Out and Jonathan Ross slumped to 3.56m (15.6%) and 2.42m (11.2%), although the pair added 378k and 310k on +1.

Elsewhere, BBC Two's Natural World educated 1.62m (7.2%), film Crocodile Dundee II
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Claire Balding gameshow Britain's Brightest rockets to 5.1m for final

Britain's Brightest, BBC One's new Saturday night game show, rocketed to a ratings high last night (February 9).

Some 5.15m - a 22.7% share of the available audience - tuned in at 7.15pm as Bill Bailey won the six-week competition.

Hosted by Claire Blading, who acknowledged her move to primetime was a "risk", the programme consistently lost to Tom Daley's Splash! on ITV and has hovered around the four million mark until yesterday.

BBC One's fortunes improved further as the night went on, winning every primetime clash against ITV, which struggled without its popular diving show.

Lottery game show In It to Win It took 5.28m (23.2%) at 8.15pm, after which Casualty topped the night with a splendid 5.59m (25%).

On ITV, meanwhile, Take Me Out and Jonathan Ross slumped to 3.56m (15.6%) and 2.42m (11.2%), although the pair added 378k and 310k on +1.

Elsewhere, BBC Two's Natural World educated 1.62m (7.2%), film Crocodile Dundee II
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

Dutton Boxes into Criminal Minds

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Dutton Boxes into Criminal Minds

Charles S. Dutton should look familiar to you, that is, unless you’ve been living beneath a rock since the 1980s. The actor of stage, film, and television, who has even done some directing, is in the news today thanks to a brand new gig on Criminal Minds. Listen up crime drama fans!

Dutton’s film career includes roles in Cat’s eye, Crocodile Dundee II, Alien, Nick of Time; a great Johnny Depp thriller, Seven, A Time to Kill, Mimic, Gothika and Legion. He’s done some semi-recent guest appearances on The Practice and Without a Trace and now he’s headed to the set of Criminal Minds.

The successful CBS series began a Seventh Season this September. It stars Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook and Aaron Hotchner. Dutton will rub elbows with the cast when he pops by to portray Tony Colt,
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Did you know? Apparently, moviegoers don't like crocodiles.

Did you know? Apparently, moviegoers don't like crocodiles.
If you’re a crocodile hoping to make some money at the box office, you better grab a safari hat and add a “Dundee” to the end of your name because chances are, audiences won’t want to see you otherwise.

As you may have heard, Creature, a schlocky B-movie about a half-gator, half-human monster, utterly bombed at the box office this weekend, swamping up a disastrous $327,000 from 1,507 theaters. That opening, which ranks as the worst-ever debut for a film playing in more than 1,500 theaters, means that each screening of Creature had an average of fewer than six viewers. No matter you look at it,
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An Obsessive-Compulsive's Guide to the Summer Movie Season

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It was 15 years ago that Twister changed America's summer blockbuster season. It didn't do it with cutting-edge special effects or immersive 3D technology or previously unknown storytelling devices. No, Twister altered something more fundamental about summer: its start date. Before 1996, the summer movie season began with Memorial Day Weekend, at the end of May. There was no official decree, nothing in the Hollywood city ordinances, but that's how it worked. The trend began with Star Wars in 1977, and subsequent Memorial Day releases included Alien, The Empire Strikes Back, Rocky III, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Rambo II, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crocodile Dundee II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Back to the Future Part III, Backdraft, Alien 3...

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An Obsessive-Compulsive's Guide to the Summer Movie Season

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It was 15 years ago that Twister changed America's summer blockbuster season. It didn't do it with cutting-edge special effects or immersive 3D technology or previously unknown storytelling devices. No, Twister altered something more fundamental about summer: its start date. Before 1996, the summer movie season began with Memorial Day Weekend, at the end of May. There was no official decree, nothing in the Hollywood city ordinances, but that's how it worked. The trend began with Star Wars in 1977, and subsequent Memorial Day releases included Alien, The Empire Strikes Back, Rocky III, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Rambo II, Beverly Hills Cop II, Crocodile Dundee II, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Back to the Future Part III, Backdraft, Alien 3...

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Dingo Cleared Of Assault Charge

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Dingo Cleared Of Assault Charge
Australian actor Ernie Dingo has been cleared of an assault charge after he was accused of slapping a young boy during a school visit last summer.

The Crocodile Dundee II star was charged with aggravated common assault for allegedly striking a pupil at a primary school in Carnarvon, Western Australia last July.

Dingo pleaded not guilty in October and the case was due to go to trial later this month, but the matter was settled at a mediation conference in the town last week (ends17Apr11). The charge has now been officially withdrawn.

Mercurio Pays Tribute To Late Father

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Mercurio Pays Tribute To Late Father
Strictly Ballroom star Paul Mercurio has led tributes to his actor father Gus who died on Tuesday.

The 82 year old passed away in Melbourne, Australia after suffering complications during an operation to treat a chest aneurysm.

Mercurio confirmed the sad news and remembered his father in a statement, which reads, "He was a larger-than-life bloke. He was passionate. He was driven. He had a great, a wonderful confidence... he was a pain in the a**e quite often because of that and yet he lived with such fervour that he was magnetic."

American-born Gus Mercurio rose to fame after moving Down Under and swapping his job as a professional boxer for a role on camera. He starred in many Australian TV shows and a number of movies throughout his long-running career, including Crocodile Dundee II and Lightning Jack with Paul Hogan.

Mercurio is survived by his partner and six children.

Dingo Depressed Over Assault Charge

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Dingo Depressed Over Assault Charge
Australian actor Ernie Dingo has been suffering from bouts of depression since he was accused of slapping a young boy during a school visit over the summer - because the assault charge has left him unable to work.

The Crocodile Dundee II star was charged with aggravated common assault after allegedly striking an 11-year-old pupil at a primary school in Carnarvon, Western Australia in July.

He pleaded not guilty in October and is due to stand trial in February.

Dingo reveals he has been banned from working with children since the incident, and he's devastated because he has always loved performing for youngsters.

He says, "I haven't worked because (the Department of) Education deem me unfit, as a threat... I can't do any work with children, and I have done that all my life. (I'm dealing with) a lot of negatives, mental anguishes, inserts of depression, not being able to work... I've worked all my life and all of a sudden I was told to take a holiday. And that hurts.

"Mainly because of the fact of the disrespect of who I am. I have worked with kids. Kids jump all over me 24/7 when I work with kids... I do it because I love kids, and I love to try and work out a positive way for them..."

Dingo faces a possible jail sentence if convicted.

'Feet' strides to b.o. record in Australia

'Feet' strides to b.o. record in Australia
SYDNEY -- George Miller's musical penguins have sung and danced their way into the record books in their home territory.

Since its Boxing Day opening, Happy Feet has grossed AUS$12.13 million ($9.3 million), the highest opening week of all time for an Australian film, distributor Roadshow Films said Tuesday.

The Warner Bros./Village Roadshow Pictures animated feature is expected to quickly join the top five Australian films of all time. That group includes No. 1 Crocodile Dundee, which has taken in $36.7 million; George Miller's Babe ($28.3 million); Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge ($21.3 million); Crocodile Dundee 2 ($19.1 million); and Strictly Ballroom ($16.8 million).

Feet also will help boost Australian films' share of the boxoffice for 2006. Those figures will be officially released by the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia in the next few weeks. The No. 2-grossing Australian film of the year was Kenny, which took AUS$7.6 million ($5.8 million), followed by Jindabyne with AUS$5.2 million ($4 million).

The top overall grosser in the territory was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

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