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We're all about Netflix and chill these days, but sometimes Netflix actually has zero chill. Case in point: It's trimming the fat and getting rid of what might be your favorite film of all time. Get ready to part ways with The Princess Bride and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and don't you dare start streaming Ally McBeal. These are just a few of the titles that made their way onto the cut list come April. So what else should we prepare to go missing from the streaming app next month? Fret not, we've got the full list below: April 1 Ally McBeal: Seasons 1 – 5 Angel: Seasons 1 – 5 Better Off Ted: Season »
The time has come. Netflix has announced the titles it's pulling from its catalog in April, and it's a staggering list. There are a handful of movies leaving, but it's really the TV shows that have us devastated. Multiple seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bones, House, M.D., and Ally McBeal will all disappear into the night. At least there are new shows and movies coming to comfort us, but this is still pretty depressing. Expiring April 1 Ally McBeal, seasons one to five Angel, seasons one to five Better Off Ted, season one Barbershop 2: Back in Business Bones, seasons one to four Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one to seven Chaplin Dollhouse, season one Ferris Bueller's Day Off Firefly House, M.D., seasons one to eight Lie to Me, season one Menace II Society Resident Evil: Extinction Rosewell, seasons one to three Snow Day Stomp the Yard Superman II »
- Maggie Pehanick
If there was ever a time we needed a feel-good comedy about a young woman owning her sexuality and reproductive autonomy, it’s now. So, we’re pleased to tell you that a tenth anniversary live-read of “Juno” will be held April 8 to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. Entertainment Weekly reports that “Juno” director Jason Reitman is re-staging the film with stars Ellen Page and Jennifer Garner, and an all female cast at Los Angeles’ Ace Theatre.
The Planned Parenthood live-read will see Page and Garner reprising their roles from the film. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced, but actresses will take on all roles, including the ones Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, and J.K. Simmons originated. Reitman, who will direct, has previously staged all female live-reads of the male-centric “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Stand by Me.”
“Juno” follows a pregnant high school student (Page) who decides to carry her pregnancy to term and give the baby to adoptive parents Vanessa and Mark Loring (Garner and Bateman) — after initially considering and deciding against an abortion. The film was one of the rare depictions of reproductive choice that pleased both sides of the abortion debate: Juno decided to go through with the pregnancy but had access to an abortion. Even though she decided it wasn’t what she wanted, Juno never condemned the notion of abortion or wanted the right to be taken away.
Reitman discontinued his live-read series last April after five seasons of staging productions like “The Princess Bride” and “Boogie Nights.” After the 2016 election he was inspired to bring it back. “I wanted to find a way to contribute to the causes that have never felt more important,” Reitman said. “It occurred to me that I have this show that could be used as a tool to not only raise money for causes that need the help, but could serve as an opportunity for a group like Planned Parenthood to connect with an audience who can be presented with new ideas, or even an action item.”
“Considering how much this election has done against women and what Planned Parenthood has done for women I thought it would be cool to hear this script with an all-female voice,” Reitman added, referencing the organization’s many services like cancer screenings, Std testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, contraception, and, yes, access to safe, legal abortion.
This is most likely welcome news for “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for the script. She has said, “I like talking about women’s issues in film, and feminism.” Cody, who will attend the live-read, continued, “A part of my career is that I am a woman and I’ve committed myself to writing roles for women. I cannot separate myself from that.”
Cody has penned women-centric fare like “Jennifer’s Body,” “Ricki and the Flash,” and “Paradise,” the latter of which she also directed. She is the creator of “One Mississippi,” a dramedy semi-based on star Tig Notaro’s experiences, and her adaptation of the UK series “Raised by Wolves” was recently given a pilot order.
Cody and Reitman reunited in 2011 for “Young Adult,” starring Charlize Theron as a woman who returns home to win back her married high school sweetheart. The duo are collaborating with Theron again for the upcoming “Tully.” The Oscar-winning actress portrays a “mother of three who forms a bond with the title character, a night nanny played by Mackenzie Davis (Sophia Takal’s ‘Always Shine’),” EW details.
Reitman will announce the full cast for the “Juno” live-read via Twitter a few days before the show. Tickets are available for purchase here. All money raised from ticket and merchandise sales will go to Planned Parenthood.
All Female “Juno” Live-Read Announced to Benefit Planned Parenthood was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
If revenge really is a dish best served cold, then modern cinema is strewn with some brilliantly icy meals, not least of which is Tom Ford’s critically acclaimed potboiler, Nocturnal Animals, available on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD from March 13th courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Before we get to the fashion icon-come-auteur’s searing second project, though, let’s have a look at some of the best revenge films:
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
In The Shawshank Redemption, arguably one of the greatest tales of redemption we see Andy Dufresne imprisoned for the murder of his wife and her lover. At the start of Dufresne’s stint, the sadistic Warden Norton tells him that salvation lies within and upon realising Andy’s superior intellect and background in finance, uses him to fiddle his books. Dufresne eventually escapes, however this story wouldn’t be complete without his ultimate »
- Paul Heath
Fdg Entertainment and Castle Pixel have announced that their upcoming title Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King will be released on Steam on the 28th March. Imagine a game blending the best of the original Zelda game with the classic film, The Princess Bride and you have an action RPG game that not only keeps players on their toes but also satisfies that nostalgia for the good old days of gaming. For a better look at what’s in store check out the trailer below.
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, in a similar fashion to how The Princess Bride is told, is a tale passed from a grandfather to his grandchildren and is the story of a girl called Lily who becomes one of the Knights of the Rose and who must venture on a quest to search for the cure to the sleep curse placed on the King by the evil wizard Crocus. »
- Andrew Newton
The Gff closing gala party at the Cca
This year’s Glasgow Film Festival came to a close over Saturday and Sunday, but there was an impressive collection of films packed into that time. Some viewers caught up on earlier festival highlights as they got additional screenings, but there were also a few interesting choices that had been saved until the end. First among these was Mimosas, which may have seemed familiar to some viewers because it shares footage with one of last year’s festival choices, The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers. Both blend fact and fiction to tell strange tales of life in the mountains and deserts of Morocco, with the latter telling the fictional story of what happens to Oliver Laxe, director of the former, after he strays from the set halfway through filming.
Taking in a treasure »
- Jennie Kermode
A laid-back, quirky comedic actor, East Coast-born Matty Cardarople grew up entertaining friends and family in Exeter, New Hampshire. After settling in Los Angeles, he studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been studying with Lesly Kahn & Co. for several years. Discovered by actor Owen Wilson, Cardarople has appeared in several films, TV shows, including Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events (streaming now), Drillbit Taylor, Dumb & Dumber To, The Big Sick, recent TV series Selfie and Jurassic World. I caught up with Matty to ask him about his Netflix show and to talk about The Big Sick, which was just bought by Amazon for $12 million at Sundance.
Tell me about Orlando and how he fits into the A Series of Unfortunate Events show?
Orlando is also known as Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender. He is a henchman to Count Olaf. »
- Tai Freligh
The Academy Awards are less than a week away. Just in time for the ceremony, Screen Junkies has released its Honest Trailer for the nine Best Picture nominees, explaining why they “Really got nominated.”
“It’s that time of the year when L.A.’s pretty narcissists use their awards to take shots at DC’s ugly narcissists,” begins the trailer. “As these nine films compete for Hollywood’s highest honor…because back when it was only five, the Academy couldn’t trick you into rooting for something you actually saw.”
After poking fun at the narrative for eight of the nine nominees, the trailer takes on the most nominated of all, “La La Land,” which earned 14 nods, tying a record previously set by “All About Eve” and “Titanic” “Best Costume Design? What »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Cool Stuff is your geekarific holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look a look at Cuyler Smith‘s “Trading Cards 2” cards, Hasbro’s Star Wars Darth Vader black series centerpiece diorama, Batman vs Harley Quinn Battle Statue from DC Collectibles, Funko Pop takes on HBO’s Westworld, a beautiful three giclee […]
- Peter Sciretta
Fans of the 1987 film The Princess Bride (us included) are always excited to reminisce about the romantic fantasy classic. The movie is memorable for so many reasons (like Robin Wright's breathtaking beauty, Elwes's breathtaking beauty, Andre the Giant, and R.O.U.S.s), but it may be most famous for its quotable lines. The movie is available on Netflix, and in celebration, we've rounded up the best quotes, which, incidentally, you can still use in your everyday life. Related:Bet You Forgot These Actors Were Also in The Princess BrideCary Elwes Reveals a Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Princess BrideAll of the Romantic Comedies That Are Coming Out This Year »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
Queen Of Spain review
Told primarily in its native tongue, but with some English, mostly coming from the American actors in the picture, Trueba’s film is set in 1950s Spain where returning actress Macarena Granada (Cruz) is welcomed home to shoot a Hollywood-financed historical production. We’re introduced to the actress and via reels of archived footage from the day, some real, some enhanced with Cruz’s likeness skillfully inserted. We’re painted an instant picture of Granada’s life up-to-now, both private and professional before quickly shifting to the then present-day and the character of Blas Fontiveros (Antonio Resines), who has also returned home after a long period of time missing. »
- Paul Heath
The film will explore the wrestler’s upbringing in France as André René Roussimoff, his wrestling career, and his forays into Hollywood. Diagnosed in his 20s with acromegaly — gigantism — Roussimoff became one of the most celebrated professional wrestlers of his era and starred in the 1987 Rob Reiner movie “The Princess Bride.”
“For more than 20 years, Andre the Giant’s larger than life personality and unique charisma captured the imagination of fans around the world,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. “I will always value our friendship, and am proud to tell the story of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’.”
Titled “Andre the Giant,” the documentary is also Simmons’ first project at HBO since his talk show “Any Given Wednesday” was canceled in November. Simmons signed a deal in 2015 to host the »
- Daniel Holloway
Staying home this Valentine's Day, and looking for some good movie recommendations? FandangoNOW surveyed movie fans on the top 10 movies to watch this Valentine's Day, and once the list was set we asked our friends at Vivino, the world's largest wine community, to help pair a wine to each movie. The results are, in a word, intoxicating... and the movies are pretty awesome, too. In what may be a surprising and inspiring choice to top the list, 1987's The Princess Bride was...
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The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewThe Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest top Tanner's What to Watch weekend previewTanner Zipchen2/3/2017 12:17:00 Pm
This weekend in theatres we have The Space Between Us, Rings, and the Flashback Film Fest is back with an incredible lineup of classics returning on the big screen!
The Space Between Us stars Asa Butterfield as the first and only child born on Mars, whose only interaction with Earth life is through a webcam. Upon finally travelling to Earth, he is determined to find both his father and the girl he knew through his computer. However, his Martian body can’t handle Earth’s gravity, so he literally risks his life to have a normal teenage Earth experience.
Rings is the next installment of The Ring franchise. Thirteen years after the horrid events from the original series, »
- Tanner Zipchen
Your favourite movies are back on the big screen with our Flashback Film Fest!Your favourite movies are back on the big screen with our Flashback Film Fest!Scott Goodyer2/2/2017 10:01:00 Am
It's time to flashback to your favourites! The Flashback Film Fest is back! Once a year, Cineplex brings beloved modern classics back to the big screen.
We've got an incredible lineup this year of classics coming back to the big screen like The Princess Bride, Jurassic Park, Trainspotting, Blade Runner and much more! The festival runs across Canada at select Cineplex theatres from Feb 3rd-9th!
Our very own Tanner Zipchen and film critic Richard Crouse sat down and talked about how excited they are for this cross-Canada festival. Watch the video below and for more information including the full festival lineup and tickets - click here!
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- Scott Goodyer
Fifty Shades Darker, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2 and all of the movies you must watch in FebruaryFifty Shades Darker, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2 and all of the movies you must watch in FebruaryAdriana Floridia2/2/2017 9:39:00 Am
We're into the dead cold of winter, and there's no better place to escape than at a Cineplex theatre.
Luckily, there's tons of great new films to watch in theatres this month. It's a wide variety too, from erotic romances just in time for Valentine's day, action thrillers if that's more your style, and even satirical horror films. What a time to be alive!
We also are still catching up with Oscar contenders, which will be a big part of our watch list leading up to the big ceremony on February 26th. If you're feeling a bit nostalgic, you can also check out our Flashback Film Festival that has »
- Adriana Floridia
Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Classics like The Princess Bride, Titanic, and Wayne’s World in our February Events Guide!Jenny Bullough1/31/2017 10:02:00 Am
Ugh, February. The holidays are long over, winter’s charm has faded into dirty snow, and spring can’t come soon enough. Which makes it the perfect time of year to be comforted by some of your favourite, classic movies! What, you didn’t think Cineplex was just the place to go for new movies, did you? In case you didn’t already know, through our Event Cinema programming, every month you can see classic films back on the big screen as well as live theatre presentations, Broadway musicals, and more! Here are a few choice highlights from our February Events Calendar:
Feb 2: Amadeus – National Theatre Live
In Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, »
- Jenny Bullough
Spoiler alert: Do not read unless you have seen “Homeland’s” Jan. 29 episode, “The Covenant.”
Carrie learns a hard lesson and finagles her way out of a jam as only she can. Saul bares down on a bad guy with fast-talking intensity, furrowed brow and formidable beard. And Quinn gets a good chunk of his groove back in the third episode of “Homeland’s” sixth season, “The Covenant.”
The episode written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter finds our characters doing what they do best, albeit in a slightly different context than in past seasons. This episode felt like a table-setting for more dramatic developments to come. But it is always a pleasure to watch these great actors — Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin and Rupert Friend — bring to life telling moments big and small that add to depth to their characters.
Meanwhile, the episode also lays the track for renewed suspicion of F. Murray Abraham’s »
- Cynthia Littleton
Ryan Gosling is on his way to winning big at the 89th Annual Academy Awards!
The 36-year-old actor was nominated for an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for La La Land on Tuesday, gushing over the prestigious accomplishment in a statement obtained by Et.
"I'm very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land," Gosling, who stars opposite Emma Stone in the Damien Chazelle-directed musical, explained. "It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else's wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special."
This is his second nomination in this category. In 2007, he was nominated for his role in Half Nelson, where he portrayed a drug-addicted junior high school teacher in the inner city. He lost the accolade to Forest Whitaker, who won for »
Start stockpiling popcorn and reserve a spot on your couch for a full day, because the F This Movie! podcast (hosted by Daily Dead’s Patrick Bromley) has announced the lineup for their sixth F This Movie Fest, and it’s going to pack quite the genre punch.
The communal viewing experience kicks off at noon, and fans from around the world can interact with each other from the comfort of their own homes by tweeting comments accompanied by #fthismoviefest.
You can read the full details below, and be sure to visit F This Movie! online for more information on this event as well as insightful cinematic discussions.
From F This Movie!: “The world’s only all-Twitter film festival returns!
You knew it was coming, »
- Derek Anderson
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