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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Tiff Review: ‘X + Y’ Starring Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall & Sally Hawkins

13 September 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There’s something impossibly charming about Morgan Matthews’ “ X+Y,” his debut as a fictional feature-length narrative director. Much like the film’s core message and encompassing theme, this charm doesn’t come with an equation that leads to an easy solution, which only amplifies our satisfaction that much more. We do know, however, where the charm doesn’t come from; James Graham’s screenplay, full of simplistic formulas designed to turn on the waterworks and dip the picture in sweet, sentimental, syrup until it begins to slightly shrivel up from all the glop. With the scales of sappiness too unbalanced, “X+Y” is prevented from entering the higher echelons of family dramas explored from a child’s perspective. It’s no “About A Boy” or “Hugo,” but it still manages to rise well above the likes of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”and defy expectations. Math prodigy Nathan (Edward Baker-Close) is a special boy. »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

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Katie Holmes to make directorial debut with All We Had

12 September 2014 9:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After years in front of the camera with her roles in Dawson’s Creek, The Gift and Batman Begins, Katie Holmes has now set her sights on getting behind the camera and is set to direct an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax’s debut novel All We Had, the story of a poverty-striken mother and daughter who find solace in a quirky town.

Josh Boone, who directed hit romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, will pen the adaptation of the novel, and Jane Rosenthal (About A Boy) will produce.

Holmes said in a statement: “I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and look so forward to bringing Annie’s incredible characters to the screen,”

Producer Rosenthal added, “Katie has such a clear vision for the book’s irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship. Her passion for the material, along with Josh Boone’s »

- Scott Davis

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Katie Holmes to make directorial debut with 'All We Had'

11 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Katie Holmes has her sights on the directors chair. The Dawson’s Creek alum is set to direct and star in an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax’s debut novel All We Had, which tells the story of a poverty-stricken mother and daughter who find a home and comfort in a quirky small town.

Josh Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars and wrote and directed Stuck in Love, will pen the adaptation of the novel, which was released on Aug. 5, and Jane Rosenthal (About A Boy) has signed on to produce.

“I am very excited and honored to be »

- Lindsey Bahr

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'Wild' (2014) Movie Review

10 September 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

By 1995, Cheryl Strayed had lost her way. A variety of personal setbacks left her lost and without direction. Her mother had died of cancer, she was divorced and believing she had nowhere left to turn as her personal demons were eating her alive, which is when she decided it was time for something dramatic to get her back to the woman her mother believed her to be. She would travel the Pacific Crest Trail, taking her more than 1,000 miles through the Mojave Desert, north to the boarder of Washington State and Oregon. She told her story in her 2012 memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" and now director Jean-Marc Valle (Dallas Buyers Club), screenwriter Nick Hornby (About a Boy, An Education) and star/producer Reese Witherspoon bring the story to the big screen in Wild, and the result is inspiring. Knowing the film's premise walking in, »

- Brad Brevet

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StudioCanal Signs Deals with China's Youku Tudou, BesTV

8 September 2014 3:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

StudioCanal has signed deals with two of China's big subscription VOD providers, Youku Tudou and BesTV. Financial terms of the multi-year deals weren't disclosed. Youku Tudou, which just launched its own film division, will get the Svod rights of more than 50 of the studio's films, including About a Boy, Mulholland Drive, The Pianist and Terminator 2: Judgment Day and make the films available to Chinese audiences in the coming months. It will also include several French-language titles from the studio’s library, such as Francois Ozon’s Berlin best feature winner Water Falls on Burning Rocks and 2006’s Je

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- Rhonda Richford

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Studiocanal Pacts With China’s Leading Svod Platforms YoukuTudou And BesTV

8 September 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Aiming to supply China’s booming market with upscale European fare, Studiocanal has signed multi-year deals with two leading Chinese Svod platforms, YoukuTudou and BesTV New Media.

The deal YoukuTudou covers Svod right to over 50 Studiocanal films, including “About a Boy,” Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist” and David Lynch’s “Mulholland Dr..” Meanwhile, the pact with BesTV New Media – which reaches 20 million subscribers — covers several dozen titles from Studiocanal’s library. The agreements also entail Svod rights to diverse French-language movies, notably “Cloclo” (pictured above), the biopic of famed singer Claude Francois, and “8 Women,” Francois Ozon’s mystery/musical comedy with Catherine Deneuve.

Studiocanal’s rich and diversified library boasts more than 5,000 films, many of which are European and French classics.

Per Matthieu Zeller, Evp of international marketing, distribution and business development, these deals “will give Chinese audiences access to a film offering that is different from but complementary with »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Netflix Adds New TV And Movie Offerings For September 2014

1 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Netflix will be adding a host of new TV and movie options that will be rolling out on the streaming service throughout September.

Netflix's September Additions

Netflix is kicking off September by adding seasons of Californication, Chasing UFOs, Doomsday Preppers, Hinterland, Unsealed: Alien Files and Zero Hour. Soon to follow will be seasons of The League, The Blacklist, Arrow, New Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Parks and Recreation, The Walking Dead and more.

As for movies, Robin Williams’ films Good Morning Vietnam and Flubber have been added in addition to Cool Runnings, Lords of Dogtown, Crocodile Dundee and others. Among those coming soon are A Simple Man, Silver Linings Playbook and Bad Grandpa.

See Below for Complete Lists of Netflix’s New TV & Movies Offerings:

TV Shows:

“Californication,” Seasons 1-7, Sept. 1

“Chasing UFOs,” Season 1, Sept. 1

“Doomsday Preppers,” Seasons 1-3, Sept. 1

“Hinterland,” Season 1, Sept. 1

“Unsealed: Alien Files,” Season 1, Sept. 1

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Review: Reese Witherspoon goes for it all in 'Wild'

29 August 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Telluride — There is a moment near the end of "Wild" where Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) runs into a young boy and his grandmother out on a weekend hike. Strayed has walked hundreds of miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in an attempt to deal with personal, emotional pain that has plagued her most of her young adult life. After learning of Strayed's heartbreaks the young boy (Evan O'Toole) sings her the song "Red River Valley." In the hands of a lesser director this scene could have been overly saccharine and misplaced. But director Jean-Marc Vallée makes it as artful and touching as it needs to be. Clearly, we should not have doubted him. Vallée was one of the main creative forces of "Dallas Buyers Club," but did not earn a Best Director Oscar nod. Instead, he made due with an editing nomination. This was disheartening in some respects because there »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The Rewrite Trailer: Hugh Grant Back in Boorish, Romantic Form

28 August 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Some Hugh Grant romantic comedies are objectively good (a few of them are even great), others aren’t.  But, for some reason, I tend to like them all.  Good and bad.  Which means I’ll be seeing The Rewrite even though it was directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice), who does not tend to make my favorite Grant movies.  The addition of the always-welcome Marisa Tomei evens that out. Going off the trailer, I’m pretty sure I know every single beat of the movie already.  It doesn’t appear to be in the league of Notting Hill or About a Boy anything like that, but it also doesn’t look as bad as Nine Months.  The film also stars Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott.  There’s no domestic release date yet but Lionsgate is releasing the pic in the UK on October 8th.  Hit the jump for The Rewrite trailer. »

- Evan Dickson

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Hugh Grant returns to his rom-com roots in 'The Rewrite' trailer

28 August 2014 7:55 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Hugh Grant’s name is practically synonymous with “romantic comedy,” but the British actor actually hasn’t made one since 2009’s Did You Hear About the Morgans? He’s back at it in The Rewrite, in which he stars alongside Marisa Tomei as a caddish, down-on-his-luck screenwriter who takes a job teaching at a college.

This appears to be Grant in About a Boy mode—jerky at first, but about to develop a heart. Though his character initially loads his class with too-young-for-him women and makes obnoxious comments like “I’m just a little bit tired of female empowerment,” he »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Here's What's New on Netflix for September 2014

28 August 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's almost September, which means a whole new slew of titles on Netflix! August proved pretty lucrative on the quality title front, but it looks as though September it's going to blow the rundown out of the water.

TV takes spotlight this month, with the latest full seasons of "The Walking Dead," "New Girl," "The League," "The Blacklist," "Arrow," "Bones," and "Parks and Recreation" primed and ready for streaming before their fall premieres. And fans still mourning the loss of "How I Met Your Mother" (in more ways than one) can rewatch the ninth and final season to their heart's content. Ah, memories. Showtime's recently departed "Californication" can be seen in its entirety (Seasons 1 -7) as well, starting September 1. That's a lot of TV.

Movie fans have plenty to look forward to from Netflix in September, too. Sam Raimi's undersung 1998 thriller "A Simple Plan" hits the streaming service September »

- Tim Hayne

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Richard Attenborough remembered at 2014 Emmys video

26 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joanne Froggatt and Minnie Driver pay tribue to the late Sir Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Ejiofor, who was competing for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for Dancing on the Edge, praises Attenborough's support for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and About a Boy's Minnie Driver remember the actor as a gentleman and 'British treasure' Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Richard Attenborough remembered at 2014 Emmys video

26 August 2014 2:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joanne Froggatt and Minnie Driver pay tribue to the late Sir Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Ejiofor, who was competing for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a movie for Dancing on the Edge, praises Attenborough's support for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt and About a Boy's Minnie Driver remember the actor as a gentleman and 'British treasure' Continue reading »

- Guardian Staff

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Inside the Emmy Parties: Mptf’s Evening Before, Showtime, NBC, ICM Partners Cap Emmy Eve

25 August 2014 11:47 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Emmy Awards are on NBC at 5 p.m. Monday, but the celebrations start early. Variety will be on hand inside the best parties around Hollywood as the stars mingle, nibble and toast to TV’s finest. Here’s our party report for Sunday, Aug. 24:

11:55 a.m. ICM Partners’ annual brunch has become a welcome respite from the swirl of nighttime events on Emmy weekend. Waiters with cups of Sangria spiked with apple slices and grapes greeted guests on the steps of Chris Silbermann’s Santa Monica home. The brunch  was fantastic — fresh crepes made on the spot, blintzes, all manner of egg dishes and fruit. There’s a reason we skipped breakfast.

12:05 p.m. No ICM Partners brunch is complete without a chat with “Breaking Bad’s” Vince Gilligan and his rep Mark Gordon. Vince was cheery as usual with a pink shirt to match. He »

- Cynthia Littleton, Malina Saval and Laura Prudom

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First look at Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer

25 August 2014 9:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Before he returns as the Man of Steel for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Henry Cavill will be teaming up with Armie Hammer as U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin in Guy Ritchie’s period spy thriller The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and the latest issue of Empire Magazine has given us our first image from the film, which you can see right here…

And here’s a shot of Guy Ritchie on set…

Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on U.N.C.L.E. agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin. The two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is »

- Gary Collinson

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New Line Plans 'One Plus One' Adaptation

20 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Jojo Moyes' new best-selling novel One Plus One for a feature adaptation, with the author set to write the screenplay adaptation herself.

The plot follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.

The book was published in the U.K. in February before debuting in the U.S. last month, where it opened at the #11 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The story has been compared to cinematic hits such as Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy and Bridget Jones's Diary.

The project doesn't have a director or producers attached at this time, »

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New Line Plans 'One Plus One' Adaptation

20 August 2014 4:28 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

New Line Cinema has acquired the rights to Jojo Moyes' new best-selling novel One Plus One for a feature adaptation, with the author set to write the screenplay adaptation herself.

The plot follows a single mother with two children, one who is constantly harassed by bullies at school, while the other is a math prodigy. When an amazing academic opportunity opens up on the other side of the country, the mother embarks on a road trip with her children, with the help of her eccentric billionaire employer.

The book was published in the U.K. in February before debuting in the U.S. last month, where it opened at the #11 spot on the New York Times best-sellers list. The story has been compared to cinematic hits such as Little Miss Sunshine, About a Boy and Bridget Jones's Diary.

The project doesn't have a director or producers attached at this time, »

- MovieWeb

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Don Pardo, Longtime Saturday Night Live Announcer, Dead at 96

18 August 2014 8:22 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veteran television and radio announcer Dominick “Don” Pardo, best known as the voice of Saturday Night Live, has died. He was 96.

Pardo passed away Monday evening, an NBC rep confirms to TVLine.

Pardo retired from NBC in 2004, but continued to provide the introductions for SNL — most recently, pre-recording them from his home in Arizona. He had only missed one season of SNL — the show’s seventh — giving him a longer tenure than even Lorne Michaels (who stepped away for five seasons).

“I can’t imagine the show without [Don],” Michaels once said, “and as long as he’s there, I stay young. »

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Leslie Bibb Joins CBS' The Odd Couple

18 August 2014 10:56 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Odd Couple continues to flesh out its supporting cast, adding Popular vet Leslie Bibb in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The actress, whose recent credits include arcs on Fox’s The Following and NBC’s About a Boy, will play Casey, the professional model sister of Emily (series regular Lindsay Sloane). When it comes to men, Casey is all about the now and not looking for a complicated relationship.

The multi-cam remake, which is set to bow at midseason, follows two mismatched roommates: the messy Oscar Madison (Matthew Perry »

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