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A Ton of New Movies Are Headed to HBO Now in October

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Already watched all of September's HBO Now/HBO Go releases? Never fear! A whole new crop of movies is headed to the streaming service in October. American Sniper, Focus, and Taken 3 are among the latest films, and in honor of the spookiest month of the year, there are a ton of horror movies. The Purge: Anarchy and The Pyramid are among the scariest offerings. Take a look below to find out what's coming and what's leaving! Saturday night premieres: Oct. 3: American Sniper Oct. 10: Focus Oct. 17: Taken 3 Oct. 24: Bad Words Oct. 31: The Purge: Anarchy Oct. 31: The Pyramid Original programming highlights: Oct. 4: The Leftovers, season two Oct. 9: Magnífica 70, series premiere Oct. 17: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo Other notable movies coming on Oct. 1: 28 Days Blazing Saddles Blood Diamond Brick Burn After Reading House on Haunted Hill License to Drive
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Netflix Is Retiring All These Movies in September! Check Out the List Before It's Too Late

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Every month, Netflix retires a handful of movies and shows. This month, a ton of great titles are disappearing, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Star Trek Into Darkness, and High Fidelity. Basically, you don't have as much time as you thought to catch up on The It Crowd or The Slap. Don't make the mistake of waiting until If I Stay is gone! Check out the full list of titles below - before it's too late. Once you've stocked up your list with all these movies, take a look at the new ones coming in September! Expired Sept. 1 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Doomsday Preppers, seasons one through three Ink Master, season two Jackie Brown Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Mortal Kombat: The Movie Patch Adams Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Rules of Engagement School of Rock She's the One Sleepless in Seattle The It Crowd,
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Last Call: 62 Films Leaving Netflix in September (And 3 You Must See)

Last Call: 62 Films Leaving Netflix in September (And 3 You Must See)
Read More:  9 Indie Tearjerkers Now Streaming on Netflix "Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away."  It's never a good day when some of our favorite titles on Netflix say goodbye, but September will be a bit more painful than usual, as Epix has closed a multi-year deal with Hulu and will be pulling some of their biggest blockbusters from Netflix starting September 30. That means if you haven't yet watched some great works by Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street), Alexander Payne ("Nebraska") and Richard Linklater ("School of Rock"), now is the time to start streaming! Check out all of the titles leaving Netflix next month below. Synopses provided by Netflix. Leaving 9/1 "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" (2014) "Better Than Chocolate" (1999) "Bratz: Rock Angelz" (2005) "Care Bears: Big Wish Movie" (2005) "Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot"...
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What's Leaving Netflix in September 2015

As you've likely heard, a slew of high-profile movies, including "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "World War Z" are leaving Netflix in September, thanks to the expiration of a deal with Epix.

Also going bye-bye, TV series including "Coach," "Undeclared," and Britcom "The It Crowd."

Leaving September 1

"Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" (2004)

"Bratz: Rock Angelz" (2005)

"Care Bears: Big Wish Movie" (2005)

"Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot" (2004)

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000)

"Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!" (2009)

"Doomsday Preppers": Season 1-3

"Electrick Children" (2012)

"FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992)

"Ink Master": Season 2

"Jackie Brown" (1997)

"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998)

"Mortal Kombat: The Movie" (1995)

"Patch Adams" (1998)

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (2006)

"Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" (2000)

"Rules of Engagement" (2000)

"Rumpelstiltskin" (1987)

"Sarah's Choice" (2009)

"School of Rock" (2003)

"She's the One" (1996)

"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)

"The It Crowd": Series 1-4

"The Lost Boys" (1987)

"Total Recall" (1990)

"W." (2008)

Leaving September 2

"Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
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Would You Rather: proving Netflix UK is often better than its Us counterpart

‘Most importantly, the UK catalogue has exclusive dominion over perhaps my all-time favourite Netflix discovery: 2013 torture porn indie Would You Rather’

Last year, after pressure from a number of studios, Netflix added a clause to its subscription contract warning that it would terminate the account of any subscriber found to be using a Vpn – a service designed to mask a computer’s location – in order to access international versions of its streaming catalogue. While the company has seemingly yet to follow through on this threat, its introduction does draw attention to an uncomfortable truth for Netflix: the company provides a service that varies dramatically from place to place. The UK catalogue, for instance, offers less than half the titles available in the Us, and costs more.

If Netflix does start clamping down on VPNs, take solace in the fact that we do have a few hundred titles that our American friends are not privy to,

Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood

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Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood
Exclusive: Welsh broadcaster S4C commissions feature from director Kevin Allen.

Welsh broadcaster S4C has commissioned a film version of classic radio drama Under Milk Wood, set to star Rhys Ifans.

The feature update of poet Dylan Thomas’ classic story about the inhabitants of a fictional Welsh fishing village has been ordered by S4C’s drama commissioner Gwawr Martha Lloyd and will be directed and produced by Kevin Allen (Twin Town).

Director Allen, uncle of singer Lily Allen, secured the UK and international film rights to the radio drama after lengthy negotiations with the Milkwood Trust.

Ifans will play the roles of First Man and Captain Tom Cat, the parts played by Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, respectively, in the 1972 feature adaptation, which also starred Elizabeth Taylor.

The six-week shoot is due to get underway this summer on the west coast of Wales, with English and Welsh-language versions filmed back-to-back. Casting on the
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Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood film

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Rhys Ifans to star in Under Milk Wood film
Exclusive: Welsh broadcaster S4C commissions feature from director Kevin Allen.

Welsh broadcaster S4C has commissioned a film version of classic radio drama Under Milk Wood, set to star Rhys Ifans.

The feature update of poet Dylan Thomas’ classic story about the inhabitants of a fictional Welsh fishing village has been ordered by S4C’s drama commissioner Gwawr Martha Lloyd and will be directed and produced by Kevin Allen (Twin Town).

Director Allen, uncle of singer Lily Allen, secured the UK and international film rights to the radio drama after lengthy negotiations with the Milkwood Trust.

Ifans will play the roles of First Man and Captain Tom Cat, the parts played by Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole, respectively, in the 1972 feature adaptation, which also starred Elizabeth Taylor.

The six-week shoot is due to get underway this summer on the west coast of Wales, with English and Welsh-language versions filmed back-to-back. Casting on the
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Is 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' About To Become A Franchise? Announcement Allegedly Imminent

Gary Oldman Says Sequel Could Be A Composite Of 'The Honourable Schoolboy' And 'Smiley's People' It's hard to say that the spy genre doesn't love a franchise. The longest running franchise in cinema history is, of course, the James Bond series, Jason Bourne is Universal's biggest tentpole, and from Harry Palmer to Jack Ryan, if audiences show even a sniff on interest in a character, executives will happily bring them back for future installments, which is why we've had to suffer through things like "xXx2" and "Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" over the years. As we discussed in our…
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Hannah Spearritt spills the beans on new series of Primeval

Former pop star Hannah Spearritt says fans will be impressed by the comeback of Primeval.

In a new interview, she reveals how the primetime show has been revamped for its return to the screen - and also takes us behind the scenes on her relationship with co-star Andrew-Lee Potts.

When the dinosaur drama was cancelled after three series, it wasn't only the fans who were shocked. Hannah Spearritt, who plays Abby, says she was left stunned too.

"It was a tough time for everybody - there were a few shows that were unfortunately dropped because of the credit crunch," says the 29-year-old.

"It was bizarre because when we spoke to people on the street there was a sense that the public really believed in the show."

Spearritt took advantage of her time off by enjoying what she calls "life time".

"I was doing loads of stuff for the house, an ongoing project of mine,
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Grandpa Kelly will tour 'Chocolate'

Grandpa Kelly will tour 'Chocolate'
David Kelly has nabbed the role of Grandpa Joe in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for Warner Bros. Pictures. The project is based on the celebrated Roald Dahl book, in which a young boy named Charlie and his grandfather tour a candy factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. The book was made into a film in 1971, with the screenplay by Dahl, but titled Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. According to Warners, Burton's take, with a screenplay by John August, will skew more closely toward the book than the 1971 version. Kelly, who starred in Waking Ned Devine, joins Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka and Freddie Highmore as Charlie. Kevin McCormick is overseeing for the studio. Producing are Brad Grey and Richard D. Zanuck, while Liccy Dahl, Michael Siegal and McCormick are executive producers. Kelly's other recent credits include Laws of Attraction and Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

Agent Cody Banks

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Friday March 12


Agent Cody Banks, the teen secret agent who last year helped MGM bide a bit of boxoffice time while awaiting the arrival of the next real James Bond installment, crosses over the pond to again save the world in Agent Cody Banks: Destination London.

In terms of inspiration or even the slightest shred of ingenuity, Banks ranks more like an 000 than an 007.

Even more than the so-called original, the sequel's content to trot out the flimsiest of heavily worn spy-movie cliches without bothering to give star Frankie Muniz an opportunity to pull off anything truly heroic or at the very least quick-witted.

That probably won't bother its not-so-demanding junior demo, but even that segment seemed a little restless at a preview screening, which could portend OK but at less-than-stellar numbers.

While the first Cody Banks was able to have some fun with its young protagonist trying to maintain a "normal" teenage life while undergoing all that extensive spy training, the second quickly dispenses with a similar summer camp scenario before sending Muniz's Banks off to England, where a rogue CIA agent is planning to implement a stolen, top-secret mind-control device for his own diabolical purposes.

With Hilary Duff, his previous partner in crime-fighting, now busy with her own film career, Banks is paired up with Derek (the ubiquitous Anthony Anderson), a CIA reject who's recruited to protect Cody Cover's as a clarinet prodigy at an elite music boarding school.

When he's not faking practicing, Cody runs around London on the trail of the bad guys with a little help from a fellow student (Hannah Spearritt) who just happens to be Cody's British secret service counterpart.

As directed by Kevin Allen and written by Don Rhymer, there's a whole lot of running around going on without pausing to get maximum mileage out of such potential goodies as dental retainer listening devices, exploding Mentos and piano-playing pooches.

Rather than give much in the way of day-saving to do, Muniz and company have to settle for taking in the local scenery (actually provided by London, not Vancouver), which has been colorfully captured by cinematographer Denis Crossan.

Agent Cody Banks: Destination London

MGM MGM Pictures presentsa Bob Yari/Maverick Films/Dylan Sellers production

Credits:

Director: Kevin Allen

Screenwriter: Don Rhymer

Story: Harald Zwart, Dylan Sellers, Don Rhymer

Based on the characters created by: Jeffrey Jurgensen

Producers: Dylan Sellers, Guy Oseary, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari, David Nicksay

Executive producers: Madonna, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Birchfield-Eick, Kerry David, Danny Gold, Michael Jackman, Andreas Klein, Mark Morgan

Director of photography: Denis Crossan

Production designer: Richard Holland

Editor: Andrew MacRitchie

Costume designer: Steven Noble

Music: Mark Thomas

Cast:

Agent Cody Banks: Frankie Muniz

Derek: Anthony Anderson

Mrs. Banks: Cynthia Stevenson

Mr. Banks: Daniel Roebuck

Emily: Hannah Spearritt

CIA director: Keith David

Jo Kenworth: Anna Chancellor

Diaz: Keith Allen

Kenworth: James Faulkner

Running time -- 99 minutes

MPAA rating: PG

Boxoffice preview: 'Scooby' due as 'Dawn' brakes

With zombies already on the scene, can the Scooby gang be far behind? With Universal Pictures' remake of Dawn of the Dead -- which opened last weekend to a powerful $26.7 million -- likely to exhibit a typical 50% horror film falloff, the door is open for a new occupant in the top spot. And after four weekends when R-rated films held the top spot, the kid audience will probably return en masse to make Warner Bros. Pictures' PG-rated Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed the new top dog. The first Scooby broke out of the pack with a $54.2 million opening and an eventual domestic gross of $153.3 million in 2002. The sequel about a chatty pooch and the misfit collection of humans who join together to fight all manner of CG monsters is once again directed by Raja Gosnell and reunites the cast headed by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., Linda Cardellini and Matthew Lillard. With only one other kid-oriented movie in the markeplace -- MGM's Agent Cody Banks: Destination London, which earned to $6 million last weekend in its second frame -- Scooby 2 should have clear sailing. Barking up to 3,312 locations, it should clear the $20 million mark and then some.

'Seoul' mates: Maverick, Rhee

'Seoul' mates: Maverick, Rhee
Madonna and Guy Oseary's Maverick Films has acquired Forsaken Seoul with helmer Gene Rhee on board to direct. The project will be produced by Maverick principal Milton Kim along with Eric Kim of EK Films. Described as a contemporary suspense thriller set in Los Angeles and Seoul, South Korea, Forsaken follows an orphaned hit man from America in search of his long lost brother. Over time, the contract killer falls in love and gradually begins to discover a secret from his past. Rhee -- best known for his short film The Quest for Length, which screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival -- adapted the project from an original work by D.V. Vleck. Rhee also will receive producing credit. "Taking the remake mentality a step further, we've specifically set out to find filmmakers that have an understanding of cinema on a more global level, and this film represents a natural step in that direction," Milton Kim said. Overseeing for Maverick is senior vp Brent Emery. Maverick is in postproduction on Agent Cody Banks II and, for VH1, 30 Days Until I'm Famous.

Anderson gets 'Ransom' note

Anderson gets 'Ransom' note
New Line Cinema is in negotiations with Scary Movie 3 star Anthony Anderson to topline its kidnapping comedy King's Ransom. Anderson will play a rich, cocky and generally despised businessman who realizes he might lose half his wealth to the obnoxious wife he's trying to divorce. He decides to arrange his own kidnapping in order to wipe himself out and claim poverty, but he discovers that several other parties have plans to kidnap and ransom him as well. Ransom is being directed by Jeff Byrd from a Wayne Conley script. It is being produced by Darryl Taja of Catch 23's Alter Ego Pictures and is being overseen for New Line by production execs Matt Moore and Luke Ryan. Anderson has been busy lately with roles in the upcoming comedies My Baby's Daddy, Agent Cody Banks 2 and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. He also stars in the WB Network series All About the Andersons. Anderson is repped by ICM, Principato-Young Entertainment and attorney Rick Genow.

Anderson trains for 'Banks 2' job

Anderson trains for 'Banks 2' job
Anthony Anderson will star opposite Frankie Muniz in MGM's sequel to Agent Cody Banks for director Kevin Allen. Shooting is scheduled to start next month in London. Dylan Sellers and David Nicksay are producing along with Splendid Pictures and Maverick Films. The sequel, penned by Don Rhymer, will see Muniz's title character go undercover as a foreign-exchange student in England. Anderson will star as Banks' special operative handler, much like Angie Harmon did in the first installment. MGM executives Elizabeth Cantillon, Eric Paquette and Stephanie Palmer are overseeing the project. The casting of Anderson to the project follows on the heels of his successful turn in the comedy Kangaroo Jack. He also has been in business before with MGM as one of the ensemble players in Barbershop for director Tim Story. Anderson is repped by manager ICM, Paul Young at Principato-Young and attorney Rick Genow at Stone, Meyer & Genow. He is onscreen in Malibu's Most Wanted. Anderson next stars in My Baby's Mama and has a cameo in Scary Movie 3, both for Miramax Films. Earlier this month, Anderson wrapped shooting a pilot for Warner Bros. Television that he co-created titled All About the Andersons.

MGM deposits director Allen into 'Banks 2'

As the result of a budgetary impasse, MGM has found another director for its sequel to Agent Cody Banks. Kevin Allen, who directed Warner Bros. Pictures' 1999 hairdressing comedy The Big Tease, is in final negotiations to come aboard to helm Agent Cody Banks 2. He is replacing Harald Zwart, who filmed the original and was on tap to handle the sequel. But Zwart stepped down during the weekend because of budgetary concerns. Banks 2 begins shooting next month in London, with Dylan Sellers and David Nicksay producing with Splendid Pictures and Maverick Films.

MGM deposits director Allen into 'Banks 2'

As the result of a budgetary impasse, MGM has found another director for its sequel to Agent Cody Banks. Kevin Allen, who directed Warner Bros. Pictures' 1999 hairdressing comedy The Big Tease, is in final negotiations to come aboard to helm Agent Cody Banks 2. He is replacing Harald Zwart, who filmed the original and was on tap to handle the sequel. But Zwart stepped down during the weekend because of budgetary concerns. Banks 2 begins shooting next month in London, with Dylan Sellers and David Nicksay producing with Splendid Pictures and Maverick Films.

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