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Wrinkle in Time Gets Game of Thrones Composer

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Wrinkle in Time Gets Game of Thrones Composer
Disney's adaptation A Wrinkle in Time is shaping up to be one of next year's most highly-anticipated films, as fans wait for the next batch of footage following the first A Wrinkle in Time trailer that dropped at the D23 Expo back in July. There has been no confirmation as to when the next footage may arrive, but director Ava DuVernay just recently dropped an interesting piece of news on social media, confirming that Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi has come aboard to do the score. The director included a photo of herself alongside the composer in the editing bay, where fans can get a new glimpse of Storm Reid's pivotal character Meg Murry.

The director revealed on social media that she has "listened to his music for years and swooned," before confirming that he will compose the score for A Wrinkle in Time. It's possible that the
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Patty Jenkins Signs On to Direct “Wonder Woman” Sequel, Becomes Highest-Paid Female Filmmaker Ever

Patty Jenkins and Gal Godot on the set of “Wonder Woman”: Jenkins’ Twitter account

Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins has made herstory yet again. Back in June she earned a place in the record books when the Gal Gadot-led superheroine film became the top-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman. As of today, “Wonder Woman” has earned more than $816 million worldwide. And now Jenkins has officially been confirmed to direct and co-write its sequel, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Described as “precedent-setting,” the deal makes Jenkins the highest-paid female filmmaker of all-time.

While the exact figures aren’t known, the deal is said to be in the high seven figures, somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range. The “Monster” writer-director is also entitled to “considerable backend” of what promises to be another box office smash. Jenkins was paid $1 million for directing the first installment of the franchise. As a frame of comparison, THR points out that “at her peak, filmmaker Nancy Meyers earned in the $5 million range.” The source describes Jenkins’ negotiation process as “unusually lengthy and tough,” and report that she was trying to get something “on the level of Zack Snyder’s pay after he helmed ‘Man of Steel.’”

Jenkins’ negotiating didn’t just guarantee her more well-deserved money — it also sent a message: don’t undervalue women.

Wonder Woman” is the second highest-grossing film in the U.S. this year and the seventh highest-grossing film internationally. The origin story is just the second woman-directed film to be released with a budget of $100 million-plus. The first was Kathryn Bigelow’s 2002 thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker.”

When Jenkins was asked a question about the responsibility of stepping behind the camera for the most expensive film ever helmed by a woman she said, “I can’t take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I’m a woman.” She explained, “I’m just trying to make the greatest version of ‘Wonder Woman’ that I can for the people who love the character as much as I do and hope that the movie lives up to all the pressure that’s on it.”

Jenkins is signed on to helm the pilot of “One Day She’ll Darken,” a limited drama that received a straight-to-series order from TNT. Inspired by a true story, the project centers on a woman who was given away by her teenage birth mother and resolves to uncover the secrets surrounding her past.

Patty Jenkins Signs On to Direct “Wonder Woman” Sequel, Becomes Highest-Paid Female Filmmaker Ever was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Kathryn Bigelow’s Movies, Ranked: From ‘Near Dark’ to ‘Detroit’

Kathryn Bigelow has often been at her best when detailing the vaguely homoerotic, exceedingly intimate relationships between men, and what drives these men. This is certainly the case with Point Break and arguably with K-19: The Widowmaker too. There’s a volatile current of Oedipal details flowing underneath the action in Near Dark, and the boy’s club mentality of the military can be gleaned in fascinating flecks of dialogue and gestures in The Hurt Locker. In all these movies, including her latest film, Detroit, the way that men compete and speak with one another, whether in a combative …
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Inside Kathryn Bigelow’s Journey to Tell ‘Detroit’s’ Harrowing Story

Inside Kathryn Bigelow’s Journey to Tell ‘Detroit’s’ Harrowing Story
The Oscar winner’s ripped-from-the-headlines drama, which opens nationwide on Aug. 4, burrows into one of the most painful chapters in American history. It centers on the Detroit riots of 1967, a response to decades of racial oppression and economic marginalization that exploded during a scorching hot summer and enflamed the Motor City. How could Bigelow — a white woman raised just ouside San Franicsco by middle-class parents and educated at Columbia University — understand and illuminate that kind of raw experience? Should she even try?

“I thought, ‘Am I the perfect person to tell this story? No,’” says Bigelow. “However, I’m able to tell this story, and it’s been 50 years since it’s been told.”

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Watch A Gripping Final Trailer For Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ Starring John Boyega

We wondered, when Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit” was set for a late-summer release, if it might mean that the film was a bit of a misfire — often, seemingly awards-baity stuff like this, especially coming from a director with two Best Picture nominees in a row (and one winner), is held for the fall. Was it a sign that the film was more “K-19: The Widowmaker” than “The Hurt Locker?”

But reviews have hit for the film ahead of its opening (look for ours in the next hour or two), and they suggest that Bigelow and writing partner Mark Boal have delivered again with their look at the 1968 Detroit Riots, and the Algiers Motel Incident that took place during them that resulted in the death of three black teenagers.

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Tiff to Host Kathryn Bigelow Retrospective

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow’s highly anticipated follow-up to Jessica Chastain-starrer “Zero Dark Thirty” hits theaters in just under a month, but if you’re based in Toronto, you’ll be able to catch the director’s work on the big screen before “Detroit” opens August 4. Tiff — the organization behind the Toronto International Film Festival — is set to launch a retrospective of some of Bigelow’s biggest hits beginning July 12.

Set to run until August 15 at Tiff’s Bell Lightbox, “Kathryn Bigelow: On the Edge” will celebrate her “meticulous action craftsmanship and steely intensity,” a press release details. The retrospective “features the filmmaker’s work from her early days directing action-packed heist films to her critically acclaimed war films about the U.S. military.”

Bigelow is the only woman to win Best Director at the Oscars. She took home the award in 2010 for “The Hurt Locker,” a drama about a bomb squad in Iraq. The Best Picture winner is set to screen during “On the Edge” along with other titles such as surfer-heist action pic “Point Break” and “Near Dark,” a horror-western that centers on vampires.

Head over to Tiff’s website for more information and to buy advance tickets.

Near Dark

Archival Print!

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 1987 | 94 min. | R | 35mm Friday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Point Break

Archival Print!

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 1991 | 120 min. | 14A | 35mm Saturday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m

Strange Days

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 1995 | 145 min. | R | 35mm Saturday, July 22 at 9:15 p.m.

Blue Steel

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 1989 | 102 min. | R | 35mm Friday July 28 at 9:30 p.m.

K-19: The Widowmaker

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA / UK / Germany / Canada | 2002 | 138 min. | PG | 35mm Thursday August 3 at 9:00 p.m.

The Hurt Locker

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 2009 | 131 min. | 14A | Digital Saturday August 12 at 9:15 p.m.

Zero Dark Thirty

Dir. Kathryn Bigelow | USA | 2012 | 157 min. | 14A | 35mm Tuesday August 15 at 8:15 p.m.

Tiff to Host Kathryn Bigelow Retrospective was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” Poised to Become Top-Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman

Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” is poised to make herstory yet again. The Gal Gadot-led superheroine film is quickly approaching a milestone: it’s about to become the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman. Diana Price’s origin story “will eclipse the $609.8 million earned worldwide by Phyllida Lloyd’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ (2008) to become the top-grossing live-action film of all time from a female director, not accounting for inflation,” The Hollywood Reporter writes. Jenkins already holds the record for highest domestic opening for a female director for the critically acclaimed blockbuster.

Wonder Woman” passed the $600 million benchmark as of Wednesday at the worldwide box office, taking in $601.6 million. It will probably surpass “Mamma Mia!’s” numbers today, Friday.

“‘Wonder Woman’ also has a strong shot of passing up [Jennifer Nelson’s 2011 animated film] ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’s’ $665.7 million to become the top-grossing film of all time from a female filmmaker with solo directing duties,” THR predicts. “In terms of a movie from female and male co-directors, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s ‘Frozen’ (2013) is at the top of the box-office list with $1.28 billion in global ticket sales.”

Wonder Woman” is just the second women-directed film to be released with a budget of $100 million-plus. The first was Kathryn Bigelow’s 2002 thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker.” When Jenkins was asked a question about the responsibility of stepping behind the camera for the most expensive film ever helmed by a woman she said, “I can’t take on the history of 50 percent of the population just because I’m a woman.” The “Monster” helmer explained, “I’m just trying to make the greatest version of ‘Wonder Woman’ that I can for the people who love the character as much as I do and hope that the movie lives up to all the pressure that’s on it.”

Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” Poised to Become Top-Grossing Live-Action Film Directed by a Woman was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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‘Wonder Woman’ Will Win the Weekend, and Maybe a Box-Office Record

‘Wonder Woman’ Will Win the Weekend, and Maybe a Box-Office Record
As a summer superhero movie directed by and starring a woman, the greatest feat for “Wonder Woman” will be its refusal to be crushed by expectations. So let’s get this out of the way now: It almost certainly won’t be the biggest-grossing movie with a female director. That honor goes to “Frozen,” which was written and co-directed by Jennifer Lee. However, “Wonder Woman” stands a good chance of becoming the biggest live-action movie ever (at least domestic) with a female lead character.

The latest collaboration between Warner Bros.’ and D.C. Comics, “Wonder Woman” has received excellent reviews — the best in recent D.C. memory, and equal to most of the top Marvel Studios entries. It is poised to be a strong box office performer.

Read More: ‘Wonder Woman’ Makes History: How Patty Jenkins Lost the Chance to Direct One Big Superhero Movie and Landed a Better One
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Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct Marvel’s “Silver Sable and Black Cat”

Gina Prince-Bythewood: BFI/YouTube

Gina Prince-Bythewood is getting a superhero movie. Variety reports that the “Secret Life of Bees” writer-director has signed to to helm “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” She’ll also rewrite the script of the Marvel project, set to be produced by Amy Pascal (“Ghostbusters”) and Matt Tolmach (“The Amazing Spider-Man”).

“In the comic books, Silver Sable is a mercenary who runs a company that hunts war criminals. Black Cat is burglar named Felicia Hardy, who briefly appeared in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ played by Felicity Jones,” Variety summarizes. “While both characters exist in Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ universe, Prince-Bythewood’s film will not be a crossover with the web-slinger.”

While the genre is still overwhelmingly dominated by men, it’s great to hear word of another big-budget female-centric comic book adaptation with a woman behind the camera. Patty Jenkins’ long-awaited “Wonder Woman” opens next week, and “Captain Marvel,” toplined by Brie Larson and co-directed by Anna Boden, is scheduled for release March 8, 2019.

Fortunately we won’t have to wait very long for “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” No word on casting just yet.

Prince-Bythewood co-created the Fox police drama “Shots Fired,” which just aired its final ep yesterday. Her other credits include 2014’s “Beyond the Lights” and 2000’s “Love & Basketball.”

With this project, Prince-Bythewood is likely to become the second woman of color to helm a film with a budget over $100 million. “Selma” director Ava DuVernay made herstory as the first with Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” set to bow March 9, 2018. The only live-action women-directed film that’s been released with a budget in this range — so far — is Kathryn Bigelow’s “K-19: The Widowmaker,” which opened in 2002. Upcoming films helmed by women with budgets in the $100 million-plus range are of course “Wonder Woman” and “Captain Marvel” as well as Niki Caro’s “Mulan.”

We don’t have confirmation that “Silver Sable and Black Cat” will have a budget over $100 million, but given the budgets of past super hero movies, we’d be surprised if it didn’t.

So, chances are, in the near future will see the release of two $100 million-plus studio films helmed by women of color, “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Silver Sable and Black Cat.” This is huge news.

DuVernay has described Hollywood as “a patriarchy, headed by men and built for men. To pretend like Hollywood is anything other than that is disingenuous,” she observed. “#OscarsSoWhite is trendy, but for women filmmakers and filmmakers of color, it’s not a trend. This is our reality, and it’s important that we do something to change it. We have to find new ways to work without permission, new ways to turn corners and go through doors that are closed off to us to create our own audiences and our own material independently.”

Hollywood is in serious need of a makeover, and trailblazers like DuVernay and Prince-Bythewood are paving the way.

Gina Prince-Bythewood to Direct Marvel’s “Silver Sable and Black Cat” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Mulan: can it work as a live-action movie?

Katie Smith-Wong May 31, 2017

With plans afoot for a live action take on Mulan, we look at the challenges facing Disney...

After more than 50 years of making animated features, Disney have now turned their attention to live-action adaptations of their famous films. After releases such as 101 Dalmatians (1996), Maleficent (2014) and Cinderella (2015), the studio's new creative direction has earned critical acclaim and financial success. It is also making its mark on the global box office, as the recently released Beauty And The Beast remake has earned small change in the region of $1.2bn and counting.

Among the upcoming remakes planned is Mulan, which already has fans of the 1998 Disney film debating about its faithfulness to the animated feature. That's especially so given reports about director Niki Caro's indecisiveness regarding the inclusion of songs such as Honour To Us All and I'll Make A Man Out Of You, as well as the
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Wonder Woman: What We Know

Wonder Woman: What We Know
Comic book movies have been a thing for about as long as Hollywood has been a thing, but the modern age of Superhero movies didn't really get going until around 2000. That was when X-Men came out, which changed everything. Cut to 17 years later and we still have yet to have a good, female-led superhero movie in the modern era. Wonder Woman is hoping to change that this summer.

Warner Bros. may be a little late to the game in terms of making a cinematic universe around their DC Comics superheroes when compared to Marvel Studios, but they are beating Marvel to the punch on this one. Marvel Studios has strong female heroes like Black Widow and Scarlet Witch, but after nearly a decade of making comic book movies, they have yet to make a movie featuring a female as the lead. Warner Bros. is releasing Wonder Woman as their fourth
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Golden Door International Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup, Hosts ‘Another You’ As Opening Night Film

Golden Door International Film Festival Announces 2016 Lineup, Hosts ‘Another You’ As Opening Night Film
The Golden Door International Film Festival has announced its 2016 lineup today. The New Jersey festival features a mix of indie winners and mainstream majors. It runs from September 22nd through the 25th and it’s held at the beautiful Landmark Loews, Beacon Paramount theatre, and Rialto-Capital.

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The festival will host the world premiere of Chris Robert’s film “Another You,” which follows young and ambitious science major Sydney Jameson who finds love and refuses to let it go, turning an ordinary relationship into a dangerous fixation. Sydney soon loses herself in a scientific break through, finding a way to use the theory of De Ja Vu to explore her past mistakes. It stars Ksenia Solo (“Black Swan), Kris Holden-Ried (“K-19: The Widowmaker”), Diego Boneta (“Scream Queens”), and Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”). Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.
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Female Filmmakers Want to Direct Blockbusters; Here’s Why They Don’t – Girl Talk

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IndieWire recently published a pair of lists that singled out 25 working female filmmakers that we deemed “ready” to make a blockbuster. From many readers, we got this response: “But do they even want to?”

It seemed like a strange question: Has anyone ever wondered, much less asked, if male directors were interested in big-budget movies? Nevertheless, we reached out to the filmmakers on our lists, and the response was nearly unanimous: Yes, of course they do.

That said, it wasn’t the first time they’d been asked. And, as it turns out, there are a number of reasons that might make them decide to steer clear.

“That Dream Is Not Gendered”

“Most filmmakers dream of breaking into Hollywood with a short film or indie feature and then getting recruited by the studios to make bigger movies,
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Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman to Direct a $100 Million Movie

Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman to Direct a $100 Million Movie
Ever since Selma was released in 2012, Ava DuVernay has been one of the most sought after talents in the industry. The movie was nominated for several Academy Awards and was met with nearly universal critical praise. That movie may have put her on everyone's radar, but it is far from her first. DuVernay has been working in Hollywood for a long time, and that hard work is paying off in a big way, as she is about to break new ground for women in Hollywood.

According to Deadline, DuVernay's upcoming live-action adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time for Disney is set to enter production with a budget of more than $100 million. That makes her the first woman of color in history to direct a movie with a budget of $100 million or more, and only the third woman period to direct a movie with such a budget. Patty Jenkins upcoming Wonder Woman,
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Newswire: Ava DuVernay is the first woman of color to direct a $100 million movie

As we reported earlier this year, Selma’s Ava DuVernay is set to direct Disney’s film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time, which will star Oprah Winfrey. And according to the La Times, DuVernay’s new gig marks a major milestone: She will become the first woman of color to direct a live-action film with a nine-figure production budget. Yup, in directing A Wrinkle In Time, DuVernay is smashing through the glass ceiling to become the first woman of color to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million, joining the very small ranks of women who have directed a movie of that scale.

The only other women who have helmed live-action projects of that size are Kathryn Bigelow for the 2002’s K-19: The Widowmaker and Patty Jenkins, who is directing next year’s Wonder Woman movie. The pool of directors of color who have made $100 ...
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Ava DuVernay Continues To Break Hollywood Barriers, and She’s The Perfect Person To Do It – Girl Talk

Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present and future.

Earlier this week, the state of California released a seemingly innocuous list of upcoming films set to receive tax credits for their production. Among that list — which only includes films that are operating with budgets larger than $75 million — there was at least one title that stood out in a huge, boundary-busting way. As Women and Hollywood confirms, Ava DuVernay’s next film, a big screen adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle classic “A Wrinkle in Time,” will be made with a budget that will exceed $100 million. That a female director is helming such a deep-pocketed live-action film is news in and of itself — DuVernay joins a select club that so far only includes Kathryn Bigelow (“K-19: The Widowmaker”) and Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”) — but that’s not all, because DuVernay is now starting her own club.
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Wonder Woman Makes History As One Of The First $100+ Million Blockbusters Helmed By A Female Director

Wonder Woman is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but chief among them is the fact that it’s one of only a handful of superhero movies to be directed by a woman. However, the Patty Jenkins-helmed DC Comics adaptation has entered another fairly exclusive club due to it having a budget of over $100 million; that’s because there are only a few movies which can be considered a big budget blockbuster (Kathryn Bigelow’s K-19: The Widowmaker for example) that haven’t had a man in the director’s chair.

The subject came up when Wonder Woman was brought up at the Cannes Film Festival during a panel which saw Athena Film Festival’s artistic director Melissa Silverstein and European Women’s Audiovisual Network head of research and PR Francine Raveney discuss the state of women in film as part of Variety and Kering’s “Women in Motion” chat.
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Wonder Woman Makes History As One Of The Few Female-Directed Films With A $100 Million + Budget

The upcoming Wonder Woman film has had plenty of buzz after a mostly positive reception to the character upon the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Not only will Wonder Woman be the first female-led superhero movie in over twelve years, but it has also set a new milestone, joining the club as one of the few films with a $100 million budget to be helmed by a female director (in this case Patty Jenkins). Other movies on this list include K-19: The Widowmaker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) and Jupiter Ascending and Cloud Atlas (co-directed by Lana Wachowski). The Dceu adaptation was discussed at the Cannes Film Festival, featuring Athena Film Festival’s artistic director Melissa Silverstein and European Women’s Audiovisual Network head of research and PR Francine Raveney, who discussed the state of women in film as part of Variety and Kering’s Women in Motion chat.
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These Movies Are About to Expire on Netflix!

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It's that time of the month! You know, the time when we find out which movies and TV shows are about to disappear from Netflix. While a ton of new titles are coming in December, there's also a lengthy list of things that are about to go bye-bye. Take a look at all the movies below, and make sure you catch them before they're gone! Expiring Dec. 1 All About Eve Batman Begins Beverly Hills Cop III Brian's Song The Brothers Grimm The 'Burbs Cop Land The Dark Crystal Employee of the Month Forces of Nature Get Low The Great Escape The High and Mighty The Hustler Insomnia Juice K-19: The Widowmaker Labyrinth Last Night Modern Problems My Best Friend's Wedding Necessary Roughness The Omen The Pink Panther 2 Shrink Soapdish Trek Nation Two Can Play That Game Expiring Dec. 12 Rescue Me, seasons 1-7 Expiring Dec. 15 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Expiring Dec.
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Here’s What’s Coming And Going From Netflix in December

The holiday season is here and like a lot of you, I plan on staying inside as much as I can and watching some great TV and movies. Thankfully Netflix is here to help with a new batch of offerings for December. They are also removing some titles you may want to watch while you can! Of course we are all waiting to see this Bill Murray Christmas special which arrives December 4th. Have a safe and happy viewing month everyone! Check out the full listings below:

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Available 12/1

#DeathToSelfie (2014)

30 for 30: Chasing Tyson (2015)

50 Shades of They: Season 1

A Christmas Star (2015)

A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z (2014)

Amnesiac (2015)

Broadchurch: Season 2

Cbgb (2013)

Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Darkman (1990)

Detectorists: Season 1

I’m Brent Morin — Netflix Original
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