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Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform, along with a selection of titles that may interest you. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below. Most of Netflix’s offerings leave the site October 1, which means there’s precious little time to watch them all. But if you want to drop everything and start streaming before it’s too late, here are a few suggestions: For chill dudes: The Big Lebowski (1998) As the Dude, Jeff Bridges stumbles through L.A. in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Zen-like modern noir. The Big Lebowski is as memorable as it is impossible to describe in a blurb, and it’s definitely worth a bit of your streaming time. Leaving October 1. But that’s just our opinion, man. For neurotics: Annie Hall (1977) One of Woody Allen’s best movies, »
Even though Netflix is adding a ton of new movies to stream in October, lots of other beloved movies are being removed from the streaming service. Among the rubble? Several iconic '90s movies, like The Big Lebowski and Romeo + Juliet. You still have a few days to watch these, so might I suggest an emergency movie night? Expiring Oct. 1: Analyze This Annie Hall Interview With the Vampire Pee-Wee's Big Adventure Romeo + Juliet The Big Lebowski The Exorcist The Hunt For Red October The Producers Twilight Expiring Oct. 16: Brüno »
- Shannon Vestal Robson
There comes a time in everyone's life when they realize that nothing lasts forever. This is that time. It's going to be painful, but we can make it through together. Now what are we talking about, exactly? We're talking about the fact that two of the most classic movies in the history of Hollywood will be leaving Netflix in just three short days. Try to keep it together. The streaming service just announced their lineup of additions and removals for the month of October and included the disturbing news: Annie Hall and The Big Lebowski will no longer be available. No longer will you be able to enjoy The Dude's wild antics. No longer will you cringe at Woody Allen's neurosis. No »
Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."
More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.
Leaving Oct. 1, 2015
"Aces High" (1976)
"A Fond Kiss" (2004)
"Agata And The Storm" (2004)
"A Good Day to Die" (2013)
"Alakazam The Great" (1960)
"All Is Lost" (2013)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)
"America Declassified" (2013)
"Analyze This" (1999)
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)
"Angela's Ashes" (1999)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Another Woman" (1988)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)
"Baron Blood" (1972)
"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)
"Big Night" (1996)
"Blue Velvet" (1986)
"Brewster's Millions" (1945)
"Buying & Selling" (2013)
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)
"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)
- Sharon Knolle
Amazon has released first looks at its line-up for its next pilot preview season, which includes shows starring Max Martini (The Unit), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Mary Lynn Rajskub (24), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Tig Notaro and others.
RelatedHand of God: Is Amazon’s Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?
As Amazon does, the pilots will premiere sometime this fall, then get a green light (or not) based on viewer feedback. Synopses/photos follow:
There aren’t a lot of horror and sci-fi titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray shelves on September 15th, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some fun releases to look forward to on Tuesday. Scream Factory is resurrecting another cult classic in HD—The Legacy, starring the always badass Sam Elliot—and for those of you David Duchovny fans out there, season one of Aquarius is being released by Anchor Bay this week, too.
There are also a handful of "B Movies" coming our way in various forms courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment, and for those of you who didn’t pick up the Halloween box set last year, September 15th is your chance to finally own the Producer’s Cut of Halloween VI: The Curse of Michael Myers, as Lionsgate is giving it a standalone Blu-ray release.
Los Angeles, »
- Heather Wixson
The reading, arranged by director Jason Reitman, saw Stewart play the role of Prince Humperdinck, McAdams as Princess Buttercup, Donald Glover as Vizzini, the film's original director Rob Reiner as the voice of the Grandfather, and - of course - Elwes as Wesley.
He explained before the »
Director Jason Reitman, who has previously assembled star-studded on-stage recitals of The Big Lebowski and American Beauty, brought out a new set of actors in front of an enthusiastic crowd on Saturday night. “This is going to be a lot of fun,” he said, before describing the 1987 fantasy as one of his “favourite films”.
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- Benjamin Lee
You don’t need to wait for Halloween to embrace something spooky, especially when the world of monsters can be so much fun. As we await the check into Hotel Transylvania one more time this October here’s a look at some of the other best monster mashups from the past few years that are sure to please audiences of any age.
This Pixar classic (along with its fine sequel Monsters University) showcases Mike and Sully as they work to generate scares to power their home town of Monstropolis. With stellar voice acting from Billy Crystal and John Goodman the film has plenty to recommend a rewatch. For parents that may have seen it a few too many times? Watch next time and realize the echoes to The Big Lebowski as we watch the travails of the Little Wazowkski and his well meaning compatriot.
- Jason Gorber
Ahead of American Ultra’s release in UK cinemas, we look at the rise of the stoner in film, from the 30s to the present...
"The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you. It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficiently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers. Marihuana is that drug - a violent narcotic - an unspeakable scourge - the Real Public Enemy Number One!
So reads the opening crawl to the now infamous film Reefer Madness. Originally released in 1936, it was designed as a hard-hitting expose of marijuana and its inherent dangers. The drug could cause "violent, uncontrollable laughter," the movie's introduction read. It could induce "dangerous hallucinations," "monstrous extravagances," all eventually leading to "shocking acts of physical violence... ending often in incurable insanity."
Reefer Madness was one of many »
Chicago – Actor Sam Eliott will make you smile. The distinctive voice, his famous mustache and his character presence in a film or TV show increases any potential in the production. He recently was in Chicago with director Paul Weitz, as they teamed up in the film “Grandma,” starring the incomparable Lily Tomlin.
“Grandma” has a very unique premise. Tomlin is the title character of Elle, who is visited by her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner). The girl is seeking an abortion, and her feminist poet grandmother seems like the right fellow traveler on her way to the procedure. Sam Elliott portrays Karl, Elle’s ex-husband – she left him for a same sex partner – who harbors a resentment toward circumstances in their relationship. The two meet along the way to the clinic, and the resentment boils to the surface.
Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
“American Ultra” is this August’s attempt to reel in audiences still hungry for that last bit of relentless, momentous summer action and thirsty for an original story. It succeeds moderately well at delivering both. The film follows lost soul/American slacker yute Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg). A kind, but broken burnout who spends his days manning the register at a Cash ‘n’ Carry convenience store, getting high in the empty parking lot, and sketching out the various adventures of his unrealized comic creation “Apollo Ape.” His nights pass with his beloved Phoebe (Kristen Stewart) in their not quite rundown, but “lived in” stoner love shack. Mike is crippled by paralyzing panic attacks whenever he attempts to travel and is convinced that he’s hobbling Phoebe’s full potential. She does, in fact, seem all but saintly, initially. Phoebe functions as what one character describes as Mike’s “girlfriend, mother, »
- Roth Cornet
So we’re finally in the last stretch of Summer, the slow march to reach the (hopefully) cooler temps just past Labor Day. And along with those Fall breezes will come the more, somber award-worthy films. But there’s still time for a bit of mayhem to squeeze into those final August days. And mayhem seems to be the main purpose of this new release hitting the multiplex. Its main character is on a mission (not for a microchip or some, such macguffin, but to survive along with his gal) and many assassins are mowed down along with even more property damage (they blow up good). But unlike Ethan Hunt or Mad Max, he’s not aware of his “particular set of skills” at the movie’s beginning. Like Clark Kent, is he meek and “mild-mannered”? Well, more like meek and “mellow”, thanks to some tasty herbs. And he’s »
- Jim Batts
There's a new stoner comedy in town.
"American Ultra" (in theaters August 21) stars Kristen Stewart as Phoebe and Jesse Eisenberg as Mike, an unmotivated stoner/sleeper agent whose secret agent skills come to life when he's thrown into a dangerous government operation.
We're not accusing you of anything, (paranoid much?), but something tells us you'd enjoy this stoner tale, and perhaps a few other stoner-friendly films from movie history. Out of the goodness of our hearts we put together a list of movies suitable to watch with a little herbal refreshment. From the classic ("Friday," "The Big Lebowski") to the bizarre, ("Hell Comes to Frogtown," "Heavy Metal") we've got you covered.
Break out the Bagel Bites, get comfy, and click through this list of the best movies to watch while expanding your mind. And a word of caution to any stoners reading this while on the clock: Most of these videos are Nsfw. »
- Alexis Taylor
Shortly following the turn of the millennium came a transitional moment in Hollywood humour. Comedies featuring adolescents and comedies featuring adults had never been a rare sight, but following the Farrelly brothers’ There’s Something About Mary (1998), the maturation of the American Pie (1999) series, and particularly with the rise of the Frat Pack (a term coined in a Variety review of Old School (2003)), it became increasingly popular to combine the two, and to blur the line dividing maturity and immaturity that is supposed to magically appear during the progression into adulthood.
Suddenly, it was common to see films reversing the coming-of-age narrative of many teen comedies, continuing the natural progression of slacker films such as Clerks (1994), and intensifying the feckless nature of adults from examples such as The Big Lebowski (1998) and Office Space (1999). The Frat Pack were at the forefront of that change, and their movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was its harbinger, »
- Liam Ball
John Flood #1
Written by Justin Jordan
Illustrated by Jorge Coelho
Colours by Tamra Bonvillain
Letters by Ed Dukeshire
Published by Boom! Studios
John Flood is another entry in the supernatural detective genre that focuses less on the odd factor and more on its characters in this introductory issue. The premise and exposition is handled quickly within the very first page. John Flood is a detective that was once an employee for the government, or “someone”, as he puts it. These employers found a way to remove the need for sleep that has caused Flood to be in a perpetual in-between state where the real world and dream reality blends together. This unique way of seeing causes Flood to question the validity of many of the things he views and experiences. There is a brief point of view frame showing Flood’s perspective from the inside of a police interrogation room, »
- Anthony Spataro
Jennifer Lawrence isn't going to let a little case of nothing-to-wear get in her way. The actress stepped out for a live reading of The Big Lebowski on July 24 (ah, the nostalgia) sporting an easy, striped Ulla Johnson shirt-dress from the brand's spring 2014 collection that's cleverly cinched at the waist—and we can't blame her for the outfit repeat. Lawrence first wore the look, which virtually epitomizes her effortless style motif, to a Good Morning America appearance in November 2014. She resurfaced the dress for the Lebowski-centric event (held in Montreal, Canada), where she palled around with actors Michael Fassbender (dressed fittingly as "The Dude") and Olivia »
With production on X-Men: Apocalypse still going strong in Montreal, director Bryan Singer has shared yet another photo through his Instagram account, showcasing one of the massive practical sets. The filmmaker is seen being dwarfed by an Egyptian statue. But he wouldn't offer any details about the set itself or how it fits into the X-Men: Apocalypse story. He did say on his social media account that, "This takes me back to #raidersofthelostark #notallgreenscreen #xmen #xmenapocalypse."
This photo comes just a few days after Bryan Singer posted a photo with Sir Patrick Stewart on the set, which fueled speculation that he would return in a cameo role as Charles Xavier. The actor wasn't seen in costume, but he was watching footage with the director and another filmmaker, Jason Reitman, who was putting together a live read of The Big Lebowski at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It was never »
X-Men: Apocalypse has been billed as a new direction for the series without any appearance by 20th Century Fox's original cast - but if so, what was Sir Patrick Stewart doing on the set of Bryan Singer's next film?
The director posted an image of himself sitting with the Professor Xavier actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman on Instagram.
Trying to look intensely thoughtful, @sirpatstew and #jasonreitman visiting #xmen #apocalypse #xmenapocalypse set and reminiscing about our own #daysoffuturepast. Looking forward to "jasonreitmanlivereading tonight of #biglebowski with #michaelfassbender as "The Dude!"
A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jul 24, 2015 at 11:17am Pdt
Stewart is apparently in town to host a gala at the Just for Laughs comedy festival, but a cameo surely isn't beyond the realms of possibility.
"The enjoyment of a work of art, the acceptance of an irresistible illusion, constituting, to my sense, our highest experience of "luxury," the luxury is not greatest, by my consequent measure, when the work asks for as little attention as possible. It is greatest, it is delightfully, divinely great, when we feel the surface, like the thick ice of the skater's pond, bear without cracking the strongest pressure we throw on it. The sound of the crack one may recognise, but never surely to call it a luxury." —Henry James, from The Preface to The Wings of the Dove (1909) "[The critic’s] choice of best salami is a picture backed by studio build-up, agreement amongst his colleagues, a layout in Life mag (which makes it officially reasonable for an American award), and a list of ingredients that anyone’s unsophisticated aunt in Oakland can spot as comprising a distinguished film. This prize picture, »
- Greg Gerke
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