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Why Freddie Highmore's Golden Globe Nomination Has Been a Long Time Coming

The Golden Globe nominations were unveiled on Monday, and while there are a few snubs on the list, for once, Freddie Highmore is not among them. After years of getting passed over for recognition of his performance as Norman Bates on Bates Motel, the talented 25-year-old earned his first Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a drama series for his role on The Good Doctor. It only took one episode to get me hooked on the ABC medical drama, and that is largely due to Highmore's standout performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a surgical resident with autism. While the show's first episode sets the scene by showcasing Shaun's incredible mind and the prejudices he faces for being a doctor with autism, it is Highmore's final scene that really makes me sob uncontrollably. After applying for residency at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital, Shaun meets with a room full of
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Freddie Highmore Has This Special Title From His Bates Motel Mom, and Other Fun Facts

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Freddie Highmore Has This Special Title From His Bates Motel Mom, and Other Fun Facts
Freddie Highmore may be young, but he's extremely talented. The English actor has been in the spotlight for most of his life, and has managed to score some iconic roles in the process. Aside from playing Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Norman Bates on Bates Motel, Freddie is breaking new ground with his starring role as Shaun Murphy on ABC's The Good Doctor. Not only is he brilliant on screen, but he's pretty fascinating off screen as well. Did you know that he's a Cambridge graduate? Or that he refuses to use social media? See even more facts ahead. RelatedYou Don't Have to Be a Fan of Medical Dramas to Love The Good Doctor
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The Sunken Convent: Watch Michael Panduro's Dark Adaptation Of The Hans Christian Andersen Short Story

Many people - most, I might even hazard to say - believe they have a handle on the works of Hans Christian Andersen. They know him, after all, despite having never really read him, the lack of direct exposure overwhelmed by the knowledge that he was the man responsible for The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckiling. And there you have it! Fairy tales! Good, wholesome reading for kids! But judging Andersen that way would be a lot by judging the work of Roald Dahl based purely on Charlie And The Chocolate Factory or The Bfg. Sure, they wrote those, but there's a whole lot of other stuff that they wrote and things can skew a whole lot darker than you may expect. And when...

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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend

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The Best Movies and Marathons To Watch This Thanksgiving Weekend
Television is arguably the saving grace for all successful Thanksgiving celebrations. After getting stuffed to the brim with cheese and feeling tipsy in the early evening, it’s natural to yearn for a nap, a television marathon, or both.

Gear up for the occasion by scouting out the best movies available during Thanksgiving day and all through the weekend. Whether it’s a favorite movie from childhood or a marathon of your favorite show, here’s the complete list of all the best Thanksgiving programming for 2017.

Throwback Thanksgiving Marathon, VH1

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 until Sunday, Nov. 26

What: Throughout Thanksgiving weekend, VH1 will be showing classic throwbacks like “Dazed and Confused” and “Coming to America,” and “Space Jam.” The network will be playing the nostalgia game hard, so you’re bound to catch one of your favorites. Save room in your schedule for “Grease,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and “Pretty Woman.
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‘Paddington’ Team Takes on Enid Blyton Classic ‘Magic Faraway Tree’

With “Paddington 2” still riding high at the British box office, the team behind the hit movie is developing another children’s classic, “Magic Faraway Tree,” an adventure novel by Enid Blyton.

The project first came to light in 2014 when Sam Mendes and Pippa HarrisNeal Street Productions said they were working on a movie. StudioCanal, the European studio behind the Paddington films, is now on board, and Simon Farnaby, who wrote the new film starring the stuffed bear, is attached to write the Blyton adaptation. It marks the first time the Blyton’s 1943 novel has been taken to the big screen.

Blyton, a prolific author of books read by generations of British schoolchildren, wrote four “Faraway Tree” books. “Magic Faraway Tree” is the second in the series. Each book takes place in the enchanted forest in which the special tree grows; the tree is tall enough to reach the clouds and large enough to contain small houses
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All the New Shows, Specials, and Movies Airing on Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving is a serious contender for the best holiday for two important reasons: delicious food and excellent TV. (Ok, hanging out with your loved ones is pretty awesome too.) Thanksgiving TV is a treat that's almost on par with pumpkin pie, and the 2017 Thanksgiving Day lineup is no exception. After you've devoured the turkey and cranberries, you and your family can gather around the TV for football, Christmas classics, and, of course, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Once you've polished off your meal on Nov. 23, these Thanksgiving specials, shows, and movies will be ready to keep you and the rest of your family occupied . . . until everyone's ready for seconds. CBS 9:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day Parade 4:30 p.m. - Chargers vs. Cowboys 8:30 p.m. - Young Sheldon (new) 9:00 p.m. - Mom (new) 9:30 p.m. - Life in Pieces (new) The CW 8:00 p.m.
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‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Closing Up Shop + More NY Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! The chocolate factory is closing.Following its opening this past spring, Broadway’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” has announced it will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Jan. 14, 2018. The tuner, based on the Roald Dahl film, stars Christian Borle as iconic Willy Wonka,
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Did Sam Mendes Exit Disney’s Pinocchio For Bond 25?

Due to the success of the likes of Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, Disney has got a slew of live-action remakes of their animated classics coming in the next few years. Several have been fast-tracked into production, such as Tim Burton’s Dumbo, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, but one such project has now hit a bump in the road.

After being first linked with the film back in May, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes is reportedly stepping away from Disney’s planned remake of Pinocchio. Though the American Beauty helmer isn’t known for his kid-friendly movies, Mendes did bring a successful musical adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the West End, so it looked like he could be the perfect director for Pinocchio. Apparently not, though.

The juiciest part of this story, however, is the potential reason for his leaving the project.
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The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Sang Motown Hits With James Corden, and the Results Were Epic — Watch

The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Sang Motown Hits With James Corden, and the Results Were Epic  — Watch
You’ve seen the kids of “Stranger Things” battle a Demogorgon and an army of Demo-dogs, but you’ve probably never seen them sing Motown…until now. James Corden formed a Motown singing group with young actors Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp for a recent episode of “The Late Late Show,” and the results are more epic and adorable than you could possibly imagine.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories

The video below includes a pre-taped rehearsal sketch and a live performance where the Broadway-trained Matarazzo particularly impresses. The group sings Motown hits such as the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” and “I Want You Back,” plus The Temptations’ “My Girl.”

Wolfhard recently flexed his singing muscles by appearing as Charlie Bucket in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” musical.
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The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Sang Motown Hits With James Corden, and the Results Were Epic — Watch

The ‘Stranger Things’ Kids Sang Motown Hits With James Corden, and the Results Were Epic  — Watch
You’ve seen the kids of “Stranger Things” battle a Demogorgon and an army of Demo-dogs, but you’ve probably never seen them sing Motown…until now. James Corden formed a Motown singing group with young actors Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and Noah Schnapp for a recent episode of “The Late Late Show,” and the results are more epic and adorable than you could possibly imagine.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories

The video below includes a pre-taped rehearsal sketch and a live performance where the Broadway-trained Matarazzo particularly impresses. The group sings Motown hits such as the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” and “I Want You Back,” plus The Temptations’ “My Girl.”

Wolfhard recently flexed his singing muscles by appearing as Charlie Bucket in the Hollywood Bowl’s production of the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” musical.
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Johnny Depp Admits It Was a 'Bad Idea' to Dress Up as Captain Jack Sparrow and Go to Disneyland

Johnny Depp Admits It Was a 'Bad Idea' to Dress Up as Captain Jack Sparrow and Go to Disneyland
Johnny Depp didn't get the response he hoped for when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and posed as a statue at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride that inspired the film franchise.

While on this week's episode of The Graham Norton Show with his Murder on the Orient Express co-stars, the 54-year-old actor revealed this it was a dream of his to reprise his Pirates role at the happiest place on Earth -- but the reality did not live up to his fantasy.

"I was very excited to stand stock still and then shout out [in Jack’s voice], ‘Oi, what you lookin’ at?’" he quipped. "I got no reaction whatsoever -- nothing! I then had to start describing the people I was shouting at so they knew I was real."

Watch: Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer Star in Nail-Biting 'Murder on the Orient Express' Trailer

He added, "It was exhausting and such a bad idea!"

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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Join Hugh Bonneville in Roald Dahl Biopic
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in John Hay's untitled biopic about Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal.

The actress of the Mission: Impossible franchise and the upcoming all-star musical The Greatest Showman is eyed to play the Oscar-winning actress Neal (Hud, The Subject Was Roses) in the bittersweet and comedic story of her marriage to best-selling children's author Dahl (played by Bonneville).

Set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the start of the 1960s, the film will chronicle Dahl's struggles to write some of his most famous works (like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,...
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Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal Movie

Rebecca Ferguson in Talks to Star in Roald Dahl, Patricia Neal Movie
Rebecca Ferguson is in talks to star opposite Hugh Bonneville in the upcoming film about the relationship between actress Patricia Neal and children’s author Roald Dahl. Swedish actor Ferguson would play Neal and Bonneville Dahl in the yet-to-be-titled project from Goldcrest Films.

Based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s novel “An Unquiet Life,” the film is written by John Hay and David Logan and set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the beginning of the 1960s. It shows Dahl’s struggles to write some of his most famous works and Neal’s return to acting with “Hud,” for which she won an Oscar.

Dahl was one of Britain’s most successful novelists, with bestsellers such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “James and the Giant Peach” and “The Bfg,” all of which have adapted as feature films. Neal starred in Hollywood classics including “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Ferguson
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Danny Elfman’s Score For Justice League Set To Drop On November 10

WaterTower Music is proud to announce the November 10 release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League. The album features one of the industry’s most versatile and accomplished film composers, Danny Elfman, who is returning to score a DC Super Hero film for the first time since 1992’s Batman Returns.

While bringing his celebrated and unique approach to the Justice League score, Elfman also gives DC fans some special familiar moments. Utilizing memorable character themes to tell the musical story, he incorporates and re-interprets iconic music from past films, including John WilliamsSuperman theme, Hans Zimmer’s Wonder Woman theme, and his own Batman theme. “I’m using the same thematic material that I used back then,” Elfman told Billboard Magazine. “It never actually went away. We’ve got these iconic bits from our past and that’s part of us, that’s part of our heritage.
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13 Nights of Halloween: See the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

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It's the most exciting time of the year: Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is in full swing! The lineup includes spooky favorites like The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and Edward Scissorhands. There's even a 24-hour Hocus Pocus marathon! Keep reading, and don't forget to set your DVRs. RelatedThe Iconic Halloween Movie You Should Watch Tonight Based on Your Zodiac Sign Thursday, Oct. 19 12 p.m. - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2:35 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 4:40 p.m. - The Addams Family 6:45 p.m. - Addams Family Values 8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 12 a.m. - ParaNorman Friday, Oct. 20 12 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 2:10 p.m. - The Addams Family 4:15 p.m. - Addams Family Values 6:20 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 8:30 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 12 a.m. - The Sorcerer's Apprentice Saturday, Oct. 21 7 a.m.
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What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2017
As October nears, Netflix is all treats and not tricks, and will be bringing some new spooky content to help viewers get in the mood for Halloween.

Netflix will kick off the month of haunts and horrors by adding to its repertoire films and television shows like Season 2 of “Stranger Things,” “Cult of Chucky,” “Raw,” and Season 1 of “The Mist.” Viewers who aren’t fans of horror needn’t be afraid, and can look forward to offerings like “Blood Diamond,” “Hateful Eight,” and “Meet the Robinsons.”

Oct. 1

88 Minutes

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song

Before Midnight

Blood Diamond

Boogie Nights

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Cleverman, season 2

Death Sentence

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Eagle vs. Shark

Eyes Wide Shut

Generation Iron 2

Ghost Patrol

I Love You, Man

Ice Guardians

Lockup: Disturbing the Peace, collection 1

Made of Honor

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Must Love Dogs
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The Good Doctor Series Premiere: How Did It Fare?

Not too long ago, he was young Norman Bates in Bates Motel, but he wasn’t always so dark. We’ve seen him as Charlie in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, musical genius August in August Rush, and one of the Davies’ kids in Finding Neverland. Whatever role he plays, Freddie Highmore is sure to excel. There’s truly no role that’s too difficult or challenging for the young actor, and he’s proven that statement to be true yet again with the premiere of The Good Doctor on September 25. Based on a South Korean TV show of the same name, The Good

The Good Doctor Series Premiere: How Did It Fare?
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A Double Dose of Noah Baumbach Comes to Netflix Next Month, Plus ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Donnie Darko,’ and More

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A Double Dose of Noah Baumbach Comes to Netflix Next Month, Plus ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Donnie Darko,’ and More
While October usually signals the arrival of all sorts of spooky, creepy, scary, and otherwise appropriately Halloween-themed films to both theaters and streaming services, this month’s batch of new titles on Netflix offers up a delightfully wide variety of choices that aren’t all tied to the year’s primary celebration of fear. Sure, those titles are there — from more mainstream chillers like “Cult of Chucky” and the new original “The Babysitter,” to more offbeat picks like the cannibal coming-of-age tale “Raw” and the seminal “Donnie Darko” — but this month’s incoming list has more than enough for movie fans who don’t want to shriek at their televisions.

Read More:’30 Rock’: The 25 Episodes You Need to Watch Before Tina Fey’s Iconic Comedy Leaves Netflix

Oh, and it’s also a month we’re going to deem Official Unofficial Noah Baumbach Month on Netflix, as the filmmaker
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Weird Al, Finn Wolfhard & more to star in Willy Wonka live concert event!

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Throughout the years, Roald Dahl's classic children's novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been adapted into a variety of entertainment mediums. There's Mel Stuart's 1971 film, a Broadway adaptation, Tim Burton's visually splediferous version of the tale, and Tom & Jerry cartoon crossover, and even a full album of the Willy Wonka... Read More...
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