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What’s Coming to Netflix in October 2017

26 September 2017 4:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

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.”

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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

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The Good Doctor Series Premiere: How Did It Fare?

26 September 2017 11:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

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

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- Jennifer Borama

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A Double Dose of Noah Baumbach Comes to Netflix Next Month, Plus ‘Before Midnight,’ ‘Donnie Darko,’ and More

20 September 2017 9:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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!

19 September 2017 11:25 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

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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John Stamos Leading ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ in Concert, with Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard Co-Starring

19 September 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Almost a year ago, we heard that Warner Bros. was developing a new movie based on the early adventures of Willy Wonka, the enigmatic chocolatier immortalized in the pages of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and memorably brought to life by the late Gene Wilder in a 1971 movie adaptation. But while movement on […]

The post John Stamos Leading ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ in Concert, with Weird Al and Finn Wolfhard Co-Starring appeared first on /Film. »

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John August Tops Voting in Writers Guild West Election, Incumbents Dominate

18 September 2017 7:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Writers Guild of America West members have given screenwriter John August the most votes for a two-year board seat and re-elected incumbents Andrea Berloff, Luvh Rakhe, Meredith Stiehm, and Zak Penn.

Nicole Yorkin, Angelina Burnett, and Michele Mulroney were also elected to board seats and incumbent secretary-treasurer Aaron Mendelsohn easily won re-election.

Results were released Monday night. David A. Goodman officially became the new WGA West president after running unopposed, succeeding Howard Rodman, who opted not to seek re-election. Goodman had been selected by the guild’s nominating committee as a candidate to succeed Rodman and was unopposed, as another unnamed candidate selected by the nominating committee declined to run.


Writers Guild of America West: ‘President Trump Disgraces Our Nation’

Marjorie David, a WGA West board member, was elected vice president after having been nominated by the committee to succeed Goodman. Another unnamed candidate declined to run against her.

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Charlie Was Supposed to Be Black in Original Willy Wonka Book

18 September 2017 5:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Roald Dahl's widow says that Charlie Bucket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was originally black. The original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book, in which a boy from an impoverished family in Britain finds the fifth and final ticket to win a tour of the factory run by eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka, was just one of many insanely successful children's classics written by Dahl that also inspired major motion pictures. James and the Giant Peach, The Bfg, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Matilda were all from Dahl's books long before they were made into movies. But perhaps a bigger change was never requested of Dahl than to make his hero a white boy as opposed to African-American.

In honor of Roald Dahl Day, which is held on September 13th, the BBC interviewed Dahl's widow, Felicity, and his biographer, Donald Sturrock. During the interview, Felicity brought up that Charlie »

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Roald Dahl's Wife Reveals Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Was Originally Black

15 September 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a beloved children's book and has been turned into a movie not once, but twice—starring Gene Wilder as the main chocolatier Willy Wonka in the first movie and Johnny Depp in the second. But it looks like the late author envisioned the main protagonist Charlie a little differently than the character that appeared in the pages of his book and on the big screen. In a recent interview with BBC Radio 4's Today program, Liccy Dahl, Roald's wife, revealed that her husband originally depicted Charlie as "a little black boy." "His first Charlie that he wrote about was a little black boy," she told the BBC. According to the BBC, »

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Roald Dahl Wanted ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory”s Leading Character To Be Black, His Widow Confirms

15 September 2017 5:28 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Roald Dahl wanted Charlie Bucket, the lead character in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, to be black, his widow Liccy and official biographer, Donald Sturrock, have said. Dahl’s famous novel was released in 1964 before it was adapted into movies in 1971 and 2005. Despite the author, who died in November 1990, envisioning Charlie as […] »

- Becca Longmire

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13 Nights of Halloween: See the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

13 September 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It's the most exciting time of the year: Freeform has released its official 13 Nights of Halloween schedule! 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. 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. - Edward Scissorhands 9:30 a.m. - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 12:30 p. »

- Brittney Stephens

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2-for-1 Broadway Ticket Week Is Here + More NYC Events Sept. 1–7

1 September 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week. Take advantage of two-for-one tickets.As summer officially comes to a close, a slump in Broadway ticket sales is to be expected. However, producers’ losses are your gain as tons of the Main Stem’s biggest hits will participate in Broadway Week, offering tickets at a two-for-one cost from Sept. 4–17. Grab a pal and check out some of this past season’s additions to the boards including “Anastasia,” “Groundhog Day,” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” or revisit a long-running favorite like “Wicked” or “Beautiful.” (Prices vary depending on show) Carrie Coon returns to the New York Stage.“The Leftovers” star Carrie Coon, who »

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When Authors Write Movies

30 August 2017 4:45 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

A look at 5 movies that you might not have known were written by famous authors. Sometimes they worked out, sometimes they did not.

Writing a movie can be a lot different from writing a book. Unlike a movie script, a novel is freeform. The author can take any style or format they would like to convey their ideas. A script, on the other hand, has to be able to be interpreted by the actors, filmmakers, and the audience. Therefore, it is typically structured in a certain way to help people working on the movie do their job and people watching the movie comprehend what is happening. Furthermore, a major difference between writing novels and movies is that movies are (mostly) restricted to the visual realm. It’s not easy to show audiences what characters are thinking, which severely limits plot and character development techniques. Overall, there are unique challenges to »

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10 Actors Who Could Play The Joker In the Upcoming Origin Movie

29 August 2017 9:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Liam Hoofe takes a look at ten actors who could play the Clown Prince of Crime in the upcoming Joker origin movie…

News broke last week that The Hangover director Todd Phillips would be directing a Joker origin movie, produced by Martin Scorsese and not taking place inside the Dceu. The news has been met with a cautious optimism, as despite the talent involved in the film, fans are finding it difficult to shake the image of Jared Leto’s Joker from last year’s Suicide Squad movie. 

The good news, though, is that Leto will not be involved with the movie and that the role will be recast yet again for the movie. Taking on the role of The Joker is no easy task however and getting the casting correct will be key here. Here is a look at ten actors who could take on the iconic role.

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- Liam Hoofe

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature – Review

11 August 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

(Left to right) Surly (voiced by Will Arnett) and Andie (voiced by Katherine Heigl) in Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature. Photo courtesy of Open Road Films / Distributor: Open Road Films ©

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature brings back the characters of the 2014 animated film The Nut Job for another round of puns and slapstick, in a sequel that is a bit better than the original. It works as a summer afternoon’s distraction for young kids but this unoriginal 3D animated movie won’t impress their parents much.

Instead of another heist plot, this time the animals are fighting to save their home from development. Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett), his wordless pal Buddy the rat, pug dog Precious (Maya Rudolph), and the other animals of Liberty Park in Oakton are living the easy life feasting on the contents of the town’s nut shop, even though red squirrel »

- Cate Marquis

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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast Episode 8: Jackie Hoffman

4 August 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! Brought to you by HBO. Jackie Hoffman is a legend. The actor, comedian, and Broadway star has been beloved by Chicago and New York audiences for years, and now TV fans are awaking to her talents too: On FX’s fabulous limited series “Feud: Bette and Joan,” she plays Mamacita, housekeeper and assistant to Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford. The scene stealer’s Emmy nomination for supporting actress is more than well deserved. Emmys 2017: Trivia, Records + Little-Known Facts Hoffman stopped by the “In the Envelope” studio (before a performance of Broadway’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) to chat about her successes, women’s shrinking roles in Hollywood, and her enduring, burning hatred of children. And »

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It's a Girl! SNL Alum Bobby Moynihan and Wife Brynn Welcome Daughter

1 August 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Saturday Night Live alum Bobby Moynihan and wife Brynn O’Malley have welcomed their first child, a baby girl.

The couple recently welcomed their daughter, they confirmed to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday at the Television Critics Association CBS press tour Tuesday.

“It’s life, man. It’s life. Crazy,” he said when asked how he’s adjusting to life as a new dad. O’Malley had been due July 14, the New York Post‘s Page Six reports.

A rep for Moynihan didn’t immediately return People’s request for comment.

The comic actor announced that he and his wife were »

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Kelsey Grammer To Lead London Production Of ‘Big Fish: The Musical’

28 July 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Actor Kelsey Grammer is to lead the cast of a new West End production of Big Fish: The Musical. Based on the novel Big Fish by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film screenplay by John August, this new production will be the London premiere of the musical and also marks Kelsey’s first time on the London stage.

Directed by Nigel Harman, Big Fish: The Musical will play at The Other Palace from Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Sunday 31 December 2017. Tickets go on sale on 31st July 2017.

The Other Palace opened in February 2017 as a home for musical theatre. Discovering, developing and reimagining musicals is at the heart of what The Other Palace is about. The spaces are used to nurture the next generation of musicals, and the creatives behind them; celebrating the very best of the art form, from the established to the brand new.

Kelsey Grammer played the role of Dr. »

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Tim Burton to Direct Live Action Remake of Dumbo

15 July 2017 12:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

It was announced today out of D23 that legendary director Tim Burton will handle a live action remake of the classic Disney film Dumbo

Disney has been on the live action remake kick for quite some time and today they have announced that Dumbo is the lastet out of their vast library to get this treatment. We now we know that Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) is confirmed to head the film. Dumbo is the tail of an elephant who dreamed of flying. Helped along by Jiminy Cricket the special pachyderm gets to realize his dream and take flight. Production is officially underway on the 1941 classic and the official synopsis reads.

"Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt »

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Back to Blonde! Sarah Jessica Parker Rocks Short Golden Hairdo for New Movie

12 July 2017 5:44 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

New movie, new hair!

Sarah Jessica Parker is spending the summer on set — filming her new romantic drama, Best Day of My Life, in New York City alongside Renée Zellweger, Simon Baker, and Common.

And to get into character, the 52-year-old actress is rocking some new short golden locks.

Parker was all smiles as she was snapped in Time’s Square with her new ‘do walking on set — wearing a champagne-colored, cocktail-length dress with brown strappy sandals.

The stylish star has had long dark brown hair with blonde highlights over the past few years, a choice for the character she »

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Is Ryan Gosling being lined up to play Willy Wonka in the Warner Bros. prequel?

6 July 2017 4:23 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

“Oompa loompa doompety doo, I’ve got a perfect puzzle for you” – would you like to see Ryan Gosling play a younger version of Willy Wonka? Word on the street is that Gosling would jump at the chance to take on the role in Warner Bros. previously announced prequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer, David Heyman already on board to produce, Warner are now stepping up their search to find the perfect actor between 29 and 35 to play the eccentric chocolate/candy entrepreneur and we couldn’t think of a perfect fit than Gosling to play the Oompa Loompa saviour.

Rumour has it the prequel will solely focus on the younger Wonka as he becomes acquainted with the green haired, orange skinned Oompa Loompas, In Roland Dahl’s classic book the Oompa Loompa’s come from Loompaland, »

- Zehra Phelan

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