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The First: Sean Penn is heading to Mars in new sci-fi series

20 September 2017 9:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2017

Sean Penn is set to star in a space exploration series on Channel 4 called The First, from the creator of House Of Cards...

Sean Penn, the controversial, two-time-Oscar-winning actor who first achieved notable acclaim for playing one-liner-spouting stoner Jeff Spicoli, is about to do something that he’s never done in his storied acting career: headline a television series, specifically, streaming series The First for Channel 4 and Hulu.

Penn, like an increasing amount of A-list actors, will take the television plunge in this new project, which was given a straight-to-series order by the streaming outlet back in May - a space exploration-themed story set in a near-future that will follow humanity’s first mission to colonise Mars.

Interestingly, the visionary behind the series is not one typically associated with the space/sci-fi/adventure genre. Beau Willimon, who is best known as the creator, writer and »

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Sean Penn to Star in Beau Willimon’s Mars Series ‘The First’ at Hulu

20 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sean Penn has signed on to star in Beau Willimon’s upcoming Hulu series “The First,” Variety has learned.

“The First” is set in the near future and follows the first human mission to Mars. The series explores the challenges of taking the first steps toward interplanetary colonization. Hulu gave the show a straight-to-series order in May. The exact details of Penn’s role are being kept under wraps.

Penn has appeared on various television shows throughout his career, but this marks his first regular role on a series. He has previously appeared on shows such as “Ellen,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Friends.”

Penn is one of the most accomplished film actors of his generation, having been nominated for five Academy Awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Actor for “Dead Man Walking,” “Sweet and Lowdown,” and “I Am Sam” before winning his first Oscar in 2003 for his role »

- Joe Otterson

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Why Michelle Pfeiffer 'Disappeared' from the Spotlight — and Why She's Back (Looking Incredible!) at 59

5 September 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Michelle Pfeiffer, we missed you!

Nearly stealing the show in a slinky, sequined Michael Kors Collection gown at the Venice Film Festival premiere of mother!, the  59-year-old actress is decidedly back in action this year — and reminding everyone why she’s one of Hollywood’s most successful (and sexiest) stars of all time.

In  Darren Aronofsky‘s creepy thriller mother!, one of several new roles for Pfeiffer, she plays a visitor who interrupts Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem‘s seemingly idyllic life. Pfeiffer plays a pivotal part — a position she hasn’t been in since taking a break from Hollywood »

- Ale Russian

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Reviewish: "Atypical" on Netflix

18 August 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Ben Miller

Keil Gilchrist headlines "Atypical" as Sam, a teenager on the spectrum.

Full disclosure: I am not objective.

Generally, a reviewer would attempt an unbiased look at how a piece of entertainment could appeal to the masses.  We all know this is not the case in reality.  Everyone comes in with their own experiences and assumptions, which we base our opinions on.  I want you all to know that I did not review Netflix’s new series Atypical without my own preconceived notions.

My son has autism.  I have been wavering on whether I wanted to give Atypical a chance.  It could go the This is Us route and over-sentimentalize everything, or it could go down the I Am Sam road and make everything offensively “special”.  There is a delicate balance with shows that deal with disabilities.  On top of that, I know a whole lot about »

- Ben Miller

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Netflix's New Releases Coming in August 2017

24 July 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Marvel's The Defenders is coming to Netflix next month.

Fellow Netflix original Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is also premiering in August. Also available on the streaming service will be films like The Matrix, Practical Magic, Sing and I Am Sam.

Missed last month? See Netflix's July 2017 releases here.

A full list of Netflix's August movie and TV additions follows.

 

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Netflix's New Releases Coming in August 2017

24 July 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Marvel's The Defenders is coming to Netflix next month.

Fellow Netflix original Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is also premiering in August. Also available on the streaming service will be films like The Matrix, Practical Magic, Sing and I Am Sam.

Missed last month? See Netflix's July 2017 releases here.

A full list of Netflix's August movie and TV additions follows.

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- THR Staff

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Netflix's August 2017 Movie and TV Titles: Say Hello to A Cinderella Story and Goodbye to The Lizzie McGuire Movie

24 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh. On Monday, the streaming service announced which movie and TV titles are coming and going in August, days after E! News shared a sneak peek. Hilary Duff's A Cinderella Story is arriving Aug. 1—and the timing couldn't be better, as The Lizzie McGuire movie is leaving that same day. Other popular films coming to Netflix include Bad Santa, I Am Sam, Gold, The Matrix, Practical Magic, Sleepy Hollow and Wild Wild West. On the TV side, Netflix will debut the first season of Marvel's The Defenders, plus a new season of Wet Hot American Summer with Ten Years Later. There is one week left in July. Let the binge-watching begin... Coming In »

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9 Films New to Netflix to Watch in August 2017, Including ‘The Matrix’ Trilogy and ‘Jackie Brown’

24 July 2017 8:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix may have cancelled the Wachowski’s cult hit “Sense 8,” but its adding two of their defining works to its streaming library next month. All three entries in “The Matrix” trilogy are heading to Netflix, as is the ambitious “Cloud Atlas,” which means you’ll be able to bring summer to an end by bingeing mind-melting science fiction.

Read More: Netflix Is Not the Problem: Why Bad Theatrical Presentations Are Destroying the Experience

Other titles joining the streaming service include underrated gems from Quentin Tarantino and Michael Haneke, plus two of the year’s most exciting documentary films. Check out a complete list of all the new movies joining Netflix in August 2017 below, including our 7 must-binge choices.

The Matrix” Trilogy (August 1)

August kicks off with “The Matrix,” “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” all becoming available to stream on Netflix. Say what you want about the two sequels, but »

- Zack Sharf

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Molly Gordon

28 June 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

When two people working in the entertainment industry get married and have a child, there are often expectations that the child will become a successful entertainer. However, simply because one’s parents thrive in such a competitive and high-pressure industry does not mean the child will. One example of a child who did grow up to become an incredible entertainer is the talented Molly Gordon. Gordon is a young actress who has appeared in several high profile productions, including Love the Coopers and I Am Sam. She can now be seen performing in the widely celebrated Animal Kingdom. While fans may

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- Timothy Hickey

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Chapter & Verse Starring Daniel Beaty and Loretta Devine Arrives on Digital HD May 30th and DVD June 13th

27 May 2017 5:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Making his feature-film debut as actor and writer, Daniel Beaty stars as a reformed gang leader trying to make a better life for himself in Chapter & Verse, arriving on Digital HD May 30 and on DVD and On Demand June 13 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Co-written and directed by Jamal Joseph (Knights of the South Bronx, Hughes’ Dream Harlem), the emotional drama also stars Loretta Devine, Omari Hardwick, Justin Martin, and Selenis Leyva. Hailed as a “powerful movie” by The New York Times, the Chapter & Verse DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram (Beaty) reenters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, and unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison, Lance is »

- Tom Stockman

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Dakota Fanning's Guide to Growing Up in Hollywood: On Acting, Aging and Leaving Child Stardom Behind

29 March 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

"I didn't stay quiet, I don't think," Dakota Fanning considers, before deadpanning far more certainly, "I don't think I've ever stayed quiet in my entire life." I've just asked Fanning, 23, if she went method for her latest film, the grueling Western drama, Brimstone. Not that it's particularly easy to picture the actress being the type of nightmare that mails her co-stars used condoms or refuses to break character while texting or whatever staying in character might inspire here, with Fanning playing an old-timey prostitute on the run from retribution. (Stabbing Guy Pearce because he took the last bag of Doritos at craft services?) More so, the question was whether the challenge of playing mute (her character's tongue is cut out as a result of a series of truly unfortunate events that play out in the film—out now) necessitated that Fanning remain silent on set. "Oh, no! No way!" she exclaims, letting out a high-pitched »

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Exclusive: Guy Pearce on His 'Brimstone' Baby and Dakota Fanning's Most Adult Role Yet

15 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning's Brimstone is, to say the least, intense. The grim Western (in select theaters and On Demand now) sees Pearce playing a reverend out for revenge -- revealing anything else about his sinister man of God would constitute too big a breach of spoilers. Fanning co-stars as a murderous old-timey prostitute who's had her tongue cut out. "It's not a crazy, upbeat, feel-good comedy," Pearce deadpanned. "It's quite intense." The Australian actor called up Et to discuss working with Fanning, explain why people mistakenly thought they were actually filming Game of Thrones, and give an update on his next project, Alien: Covenant.

Exclusive: Dakota Fanning Gets Badass and Bloody in New Trailer and Poster for Western 'Brimstone'

Et: I wanted to start by saying congratulations! This must be a special movie for you, seeing as not every movie ultimately leads to a baby. [Pearce and co-star Carice van Houten welcomed a son, Monte, in August.]

Guy Pearce: No, it's »

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Dakota Fanning In "Jimmy Choo"

9 March 2017 12:04 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Dakota Fanning ("Effie Gray") for the Spring-Summer 2017 line of luxury shoe brand "Jimmy Choo":

Fanning's performance in the feature "I Am Sam" (2001) earned her a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award at age eight, followed by roles as a child actress in "Man on Fire" (2004), "War of the Worlds" (2005) and "Charlotte's Web" (2006).

Fanning then began the transition to more adult roles including "Hounddog" (2007) and "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008). Her recent film roles have included "Coraline" (2009), "The Runaways" (2010), "The Motel Life" (2013) and "The Twilight Saga" (2009–12).

Her modeling work started in 2009 for various fashion magazines including "Elle", "Vanity Fair" and "Cosmopolitan".

Fanning'sa upcoming film work includes "The Bell Jar" (2017) as 'Esther Greenwood', directed by another former child star Kirsten Dunst, followed by "Ocean's Eight" (2018).

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Dakota Fanning...

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- Michael Stevens

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Dakota Fanning Remembers Exactly What She Wore to Her First Red Carpet — and Shares More Style Memories

9 March 2017 4:26 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dakota Fanning has been into high heels for the past 21 of her 23 years — since she first got her hands on a pair of her aunt’s when she was two years old. So it’s no wonder the star is revealing all of her fashion secrets in a new style diary for Jimmy Choo — and we’ve got a sneak peek. See what she had to say below, and watch the video below for an inside look at her glamorous Los Angeles photo shoot.

“My earliest fashion memory is clomping around in my aunt’s heels, while visiting her in Miami, »

- Jillian Ruffo

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Dakota Fanning Returns to WME From CAA (Exclusive)

16 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to WME, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Fanning had first signed with WME, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.

Now just a week shy of 23, Fanning is set to play the female lead in TNT's upcoming period thriller The Alienist, produced by Cary Fukunaga. Starring opposite Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, she'll »

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Dakota Fanning Returns to Wme From CAA (Exclusive)

16 February 2017 8:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

After nearly three years at CAA, Dakota Fanning is returning to Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Fanning had first signed with Wme, along with her younger sister, Elle Fanning, in 2012 after the two left their youth-focused agency, Osbrink Talent. The elder Fanning broke out as a child star with a steady string of movies, including I Am Sam and War of the Worlds.

Now just a week shy of 23, Fanning is set to play the female lead in TNT's upcoming period thriller The Alienist, produced by Cary Fukunaga. Starring opposite Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, she'll »

- Rebecca Sun

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16 of the Worst Films Ever Nominated for an Oscar — Including a Few 2017 Academy Award Nominees

3 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

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By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The Academy Awards are meant to celebrate the best that Hollywood has to offer us each year — but sometimes a few less-than-stellar films can slip through the cracks. It doesn’t happen that often in the major categories and, when it does, these duds usually pop up in the categories that fly under the radar. Let’s take a look at the films that meet the criteria of having been panned by critics and somehow landing an Oscar nomination this year and others in the 21st century.

Just to be transparent about the qualifications a film would need to meet to be included in this story, we’re looking at those that were at least nominated for an Oscar — if they won, even better — and that registered as “rotten” on RottenTomatoes.com. “Rotten” films would be »

- Carson Blackwelder

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13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th

13 January 2017 6:05 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th13 phobias on film for Friday the 13thSasha James1/13/2017 9:05:00 Am

Did you know that “paraskavedekatriaphobia” is the fear of Friday the 13th?

Instead of the usual breakdown of the Friday the 13th movies that you’re probably used to, we decided to celebrate this Friday the 13th with a write-up of phobias and the movies that we most associate with them. Yes, we could have picked Arachnophobia for arachnophobia, but we tried to be at least a little bit more creative.

Check out our list below, and let us know if you can think up better movies to represent the below phobias.

 

Panphobia (Fear of Everything) – What About Bob?

You can’t talk about phobias without talking about Bob Wiley. In Frank Oz’s 90s classic What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays the multiphobic patient of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). He’s afraid of everything: buses, »

- Sasha James

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The Best Of The Best: The Greatest Movie Actors and the roles that made them great

13 January 2017 3:49 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Dave Roper

The prospective candidates for admission to MiB were hand-picked because they were the best of the best of the best. That’s a lot of superlatives. Eric Roberts and Chris Penn were two of the more unlikely members of a Tae Kwon Do team that took on Korea in The Best of the Best and across pretty much every athletic and artistic theatre of endeavour you can think of, debate rages as to who is the best of the best. Today we look at the greatest movie actors.

This new series of articles is not intended to lay such arguments to rest. Instead it will hopefully prompt some discussion and (polite) debate as we consider, within certain film-making disciplines, who might be considered to be the best and what is their best work. Highly subjective, of course, but that is whence springs healthy debate. We’ll get to actresses, »

- Dave Roper

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