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Recommended New Books on Filmmaking: ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ Francis Ford Coppola, David Bowie & More

It’s been a stellar year of cinema and pop culture-themed books, and the texts (and Blu-rays) in this round-up all make fine gifts. One additional book that should be on your year-end list is Mark Frost’s Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. It’s a satisfying companion to season three of Peaks, not to mention Frost’s own Secret History of Twin Peaks. So be sure to check out Nick Newman’s recent interview with the Peaks co-creator.

Live Cinema and Its Techniques by Francis Ford Coppola (Liveright)

The legendary Francis Ford Coppola has spoken of “live cinema” with regularity over the years, specifically with respect to 1981’s One From the Heart. That film, a box office flop now held in some regard, is an essential part of Live Cinema and Its Techniques, a fascinating new book authored by Coppola himself. The lessons from that experience, Coppola says,
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November
Over the next month a number of movies and TV shows will inevitably be leaving Netflix.

Twilight, the Matrix trilogy, Sky High, The Heartbreak Kid, The Break-Up and Hatched are some of the films that will be taken off the streaming service in November. Be sure to check out the titles before their departure in the upcoming month.

Seasons one to nine of How I Met Your Mother and seasons one to four of Jessie are among the TV series that will no longer be available to stream in November.

With a number of titles leaving in November, a variety of...
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in November

Over the next month a number of movies and TV shows will inevitably be leaving Netflix.

Twilight, the Matrix trilogy, Sky High, The Heartbreak Kid, The Break-Up and Hatched are some of the films that will be taken off the streaming service in November. Be sure to check out the titles before their departure in the upcoming month.

Seasons one to nine of How I Met Your Mother and seasons one to four of Jessie are among the TV series that will no longer be available to stream in November.

With a number of titles leaving in November, a variety of...
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch How I Met Your Mother Before It Leaves Netflix

Once again, the time has come to say goodbye to some of our favorite movies and shows on Netflix. While there are some exciting new additions coming in November, such as Marvel's The Punisher, the streaming service is getting rid of some gems including the entire Matrix franchise and some beloved sitcoms. Needless to say, if you haven't watched How I Met Your Mother all the way through, we suggest starting now. Nov. 1 Back to the Secret Garden Black Books, series one-three Christmas with the Kranks Get Rich or Die Tryin' Hard Candy Hugo Ravenous The Brothers The Legend of Hell House The Matrix The Matrix Reloaded The Matrix Revolutions The Newton Boys Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas Twilight V for Vendetta Nov. 3 Do I Sound Gay? Nov. 5 Hannah Montana: The Movie Heavyweights Sky High Nov.
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WWE Raw stars jumping to Smackdown? Shawn Michaels offered Wrestlemania 33 match

Last November, Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson delighted audiences with his portrayal of the demigod Maui in the Disney animated movie Moana. The film has made over $600 million at the global box office since. An impressive haul – considering at least one person contributed nothing towards it.

The Rock’s kind-of-relative Roman Reigns (their grandfathers were blood brothers) has revealed on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning whether he’d seen the movie: “Once, and it was bootlegged…so yeah, sorry Rock.”

Reigns committed a crime without facing any substantial consequences. Which probably means he is moving to Smackdown. Hell, he’d probably get a WWE Championship shot.

Two other Raw wrestlers have also been rumoured for a Smackdown move. Squared Circle Sirens have reported Summer Rae – who’s been out with a shoulder injury since last August – has been at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando to get medically cleared to return to the ring.
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Shawn Michaels Nixes Comeback Rumors ... I'm Never Wrestling Again (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_64ijusdj"]] There will be no comeback for The Heartbreak Kid ... Shawn Michaels tells TMZ Sports he's definitely not wrestling ever again. There's been some rumblings about Michaels possibly coming back to wrestle at the Royal Rumble later this month in Shawn's hometown of San Antonio ... especially after he made an appearance on this week's 'Monday Night Raw.' But, when we saw Shawn in NYC Thursday morning ... he pretty much crushed all hope. Then again, it's wrestling ... so you never know.
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WWE: Shawn Michaels Teases A Return At The Royal Rumble

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If there's one thing that's certain in a business that's all "Never say 'Never'" it's that wrestlers don't tend to stay retired.

The last time the WWE Royal Rumble was in San Antonio, Texas (which happens to be his hometown), "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels successfully defended his World Heavyweight Title against Sycho Sid. The following Thursday, he famously vacated the Championship citing that he'd "lost his smile."

Well, if you saw Hbk on last night's WWE Monday Night Raw, you saw that the man is definitely smiling a lot these days. With the Rumble being back in San Antonio, and with him showing up to deliver some Sweet Chin Music to Rusev last night, Michaels was asked if there's a chance he could be one of this year's "Surprise Entrants" into the Royal Rumble match.

Here's what Hbk said:

"Well, I certainly may come by and visit. But, you
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WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels on How Wrestling Aided New Acting Career

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The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels broke a lot of hearts when he retired from professional wrestling seven years ago. But don’t fret, WWE Universe, you can now get your fix of the fan-favorite in the movies. The Christian moves, that is. Michaels stars in the upcoming “Resurrection of Gavin Stone” as ex-con Doug, a reformed man and mechanic who has turned his life over to God. Doug helps former child star and Hollywood bad boy Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton) change his raucous ways and find some faith. While it may not be the “Sweet Chin Music” that people are used.
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7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In November 2016, Including ‘Boyhood’ and ‘The Jungle Book’
Next month, Netflix has a wide variety of films — modern to classic, animated to live action, Oscar winners to romantic comedies — and we’ve picked seven that you should watch once they’re made available on the streaming service. Enjoy.

1. “Under the Sun” (available November 11)

Directed by Vitaly Manski, the documentary follows a year in the life of a family in Pyongyang, North Korea as their eight-year-old daughter, Zin-mi, prepares to join the Korean Children’s Union on the Day of the Shining Star.

2. “The Ivory Game” (available November 14)

Directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, the documentary sheds a light on the seedy underbelly of elephant poaching in Africa and black market ivory trading in China.

Read More: ‘The Ivory Game,’ Produced By Leonardo DiCaprio, Is a Shocking Look at an Underground Marketplace — Telluride Review

3. “Just Friends” (available November 14)

On a lighter note, who
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Final Do-Over Trailer Has Sandler and Spade on the Run

Final Do-Over Trailer Has Sandler and Spade on the Run
Back in October 2014, comedian/actor Adam Sandler signed an unprecedented deal with Netflix, with the actor set to develop, star in and produce four movies for the streaming service. The first movie in this pact was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six, and earlier this year, we learned that the second movie would be The Do-Over, arriving May 27. Today we have the final red band trailer for this comedy, which features plenty of R-rated language, so be sure to watch at your own risk. We also have six new photos to check out as well.

The life of a bank manager is turned upside down when a friend from his past manipulates him into faking his own death and taking off on an adventure. Adam Sandler plays Max, re-teaming with his old Saturday Night Live pal David Spade as Charlie, two life-long friends who are about to give their mundane
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'The Do-Over' Red Band Trailer Goes Wild with Sandler and Spade

'The Do-Over' Red Band Trailer Goes Wild with Sandler and Spade
Back in October 2014, comedian Adam Sandler signed a groundbreaking deal with Netflix to produce and star in four new movies exclusively for the streaming service. The first movie to come out of this deal was the Western comedy The Ridiculous Six. Last month, we learned that the second movie is The Do-Over, with the streaming service releasing a brief teaser trailer. Today we have the first full trailer for this comedy, which sheds new light on the story.

In The Do-Over, Adam Sandler plays "Max" and David Spade plays "Charlie," old friends tired of their mundane lives who reunite at their 25th high school reunion for the ultimate mulligan: they decide to wipe the slate clean for a do&#173-over. After faking their deaths and assuming new identities, could their lives be better the second time around? The comedy is set for release on Netflix Friday, May 27, just in time
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Doris Roberts, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star, Passes Away at 90

Doris Roberts, 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star, Passes Away at 90
Actress Doris Roberts, best known for playing the title character's mother in the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, passed away last night at the age of 90. The actress' son, Michael Canata, confirmed to Deadline that she died in her sleep last night from natural causes. Here's what the actress' Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Ray Romano had to say in a statement about her passing.

"Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly."

Doris Roberts was born November 4, 1925 to Ann (Meltzer) and Larry Green in St. Louis, Missouri, whose legendary career spanned over seven decades. She started acting in the early 1950s, appearing
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Doris Roberts, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dies at 90

Doris Roberts, Star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ Dies at 90
Doris Roberts, a character actress who labored honorably both on stage and screen for years before finding the perfect vehicle for her talents, the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died on Sunday. She was 90.

Her “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Patricia Heaton confirmed the news on Twitter.

A cause of death has not yet been released. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Roberts died in Los Angeles. ABC and CBS also confirmed the news.

Roberts was nominated for 11 Emmys, including seven for playing Marie Barone on “Raymond,” winning four for her work on that series; she picked up her first Emmy in 1983 for a guest appearance on “St. Elsewhere,” making for a total of five wins overall.

On “Everybody Loves Raymond,” Roberts’ almost omnipresent Marie Barone (she appeared on every episode of the show, which ran from 1996-2005) made life difficult for her son, Ray Romano’s Ray, and especially for his wife Debra,
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'Search Party' Red Band Trailer: T.J. Miller Goes Wild in Mexico

'Search Party' Red Band Trailer: T.J. Miller Goes Wild in Mexico
In just a few short weeks, HBO's critically-acclaimed comedy series Silicon Valley will return for Season 3, but fans will also get to see two of the show's leading men on the big screen this summer. Focus Features has debuted a new red band trailer for the outrageous comedy Search Party, arriving in theaters, Digital HD and VOD on May 13. Silicon Valley stars Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller reunite for this comedy, starring alongside Adam Pally, which shows that you should think twice before visiting Mexico.

Wedding bells threaten to break up three best friends' long-running bromance, but they aren't going down without a fight in Search Party, the directing debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School). Convinced that his buddy Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) is making the mistake of a lifetime by marrying Tracy (Shannon Woodward), Jason (T.J. Miller) puts a dramatic end to their wedding. When
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 25

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Cm Punk vs. Mark Henry vs. Kane vs. Mvp vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Finlay vs. Christian (Money in the Bank Ladder Match)

‘Miss Wrestlemania’ Battle Royal

Chris Jericho vs. ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka & Ricky Steamboat (Handicap Match)

Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy (Extreme Rules Match)

Ic Title Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Jbl

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels

World Heavyweight Title Match: Big Show vs. John Cena vs. Edge (Triple Threat Match)

WWE Title Match: Triple H vs. Randy Orton

Lows:

One (admittedly minor) low-point of this WrestleMania was its title. Instead of simply calling it ‘WrestleMania 25’ or ‘WrestleMania Xxv’, the show’s graphics department and Michael Cole insisted on calling it ‘The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania’. Except that simply wasn’t the case, was it?
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Shawn Michaels WrestleMania Matches – Ranked From Worst To Best

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When all is said and done, Shawn Michaels may well go down in history as the greatest mainstream American professional wrestler of all-time. The Heartbreak Kid did everything there was to do in World Wrestling Entertainment, winning all the gold on offer and doing it at a level higher than most of his peers for a longer time.

Hbk’s career was ended early by a terrible back injury, but he was able to return to the ring and put together a second career run that surpassed the first in terms of the consistency of his match quality. It was a different Michaels, the cocky youth replaced by the wily veteran, and WWE was all the better for it.

It was at WrestleMania that this particular star shone brightest. Michaels took part in 17 different WrestleManias, featuring in tag team matches, ladder matches, Ironman matches and a whole lot more.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania Xii

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Show case of the Immortals’.

The Card:

Vader, Owen Hart & The British Bulldog w/Jim Cornette vs. Yokozuna, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts & Ahmed Johnson

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper vs. Goldust (Hollywood Backlot Brawl Match)

Stone ColdSteve Austin w/ Ted Dibiase vs. Savio Vega

Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. The Ultimate Warrior

Diesel vs. The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

WWF Title Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart (60-minute Ironman Match)

Lows:

Mercifully, on WrestleMania Xii’s entire card there is really only one match that can be considered disappointing. I’m personally of the opinion that Squash Matches (while extremely useful promotion tools) have no place on a ‘Mania show. Having said that, the beauty of hindsight as turned this particular example into the most amusing squash match of all time.

Ultimate Warrior is
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10 WWE Gimmick Reboots That Saved The Wrestler’s Career

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Success in the WWE can be easily summed up with the following formula: talent plus opportunity plus gimmick. Sometimes a wrestler has the opportunity and the gimmick, but doesn’t have the talent to pull it off (Sean O’Haire comes to mind). Other times the wrestler has the talent and the gimmick, but isn’t given the opportunity to do anything with it (Damien Sandow is the most recent example). This list is dealing with the third part of the equation: the gimmick.

The WWE’s history is littered with ridiculously bad gimmicks that doomed the wrestlers that were saddled with them. In a few cases, however, the creative team came up with a new idea for the wrestler which ended up saving their careers, leading some to WWE World Championships, and others to the Hall of Fame.

The criteria for this list is as follows: the
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10 Forgotten Gems From WWF’s New Generation Era

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When people talk about the World Wrestling Federation’s New Generation Era, many fans will argue about when exactly the era started.

In my eyes, it began once the majority of the 1980’s acts like Jake Roberts, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior and others parted ways with the company. Following the exodus, WWF then debuted Monday Night Raw in prime time in January of 1993 and would air vignettes about the ‘New Generation’ of WWF stars.

Performers like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon were championed on television as being the new faces of the company. Due to this era not being commercially successful, a lot of great matches have unfortunately been forgotten, while only the major pay per-view encounters have seem to have stood the test of time.

There are great bouts that people still regularly discuss, like The Heartbreak Kid and Razor Ramon Ladder Match from WrestleMania X
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Insider’ & More

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

“See It Big! Documentary” has an amazing weekend, starting with The Last Waltz on Friday. Following that are a new restoration of Vertov‘s Man with a Movie Camera (with live musical accompaniment) and a Maysles double-feature of Salesman and Gimme Shelter on Saturday. Sunday offers Errol Morris‘ Fast, Cheap & Out of Control,
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