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Netflix may be in massive debt, but that hasn’t changed much for the streaming giant, which announced a robust list of new additions today. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is heading to Netflix, as well as two other masterpieces from provocative auteurs: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As the summer movie season winds down, Netflix has plenty of gems to carry you into fall.
Other titles heading to the streaming service include the entire “Jaws” franchise, Martin Scorsese’s Daniel Day Lewis vehicle “Gangs of New York,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.” Check out the complete list of all the new films joining Netflix in September, 2017 below, including our 7 must-see choices.
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- Jude Dry
Netflix has announced the titles it will be adding to its streaming service next month. Noteworthy movies hitting the service include Amores Perros, City of God, Dead Poets Society, Disney’s Hercules, Disney’s Mulan, Gone Baby Gone, Jaws, Pulp Fiction, Requiem for a Dream, The Squid and the Whale, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017), and Carol. That should keep you pretty busy throughout the month, especially when you factor in worthwhile originals like Little Evil, BoJack Horseman Season 4, Jerry Before Seinfeld, and Gerald’s Game. Check out the full list of titles hitting Netflix next month, … »
- Matt Goldberg
The recent news that director Zack Snyder would be stepping down from ‘Justice League‘ after the death of one of his daughters was shocking to say the least. Immediately, WB announced that Joss Whedon would step in as director to see that the film is completed. Whedon was already hired onto the project as a writer for the reshoots, since signing on to helm the in-development ‘Batgirl‘ film for the studio. Up until this time, Whedon had been working closely with Snyder on tightening up the film, as well as injecting his signature brand of humor into the project.
We’ve already seen the first trailer for ‘Justice League‘, which was clearly 100% Snyder. We alssaw the release of a special extended Comic-Con trailer, which had more of the Whedon brand, specifically with scenes of The Flash (Ezra Miller) in action. I’m sure the soon-to-be-released final trailer will give us »
- Taylor Salan
We are rapidly approaching the release of Justice League in theaters. Coming off the massive success of Wonder Woman, DC fans are hoping for the best here, and so is Warner Bros. The movie has had some trouble, with Zack Snyder having to leave the production over a personal tragedy, making way for Joss Whedon (The Avengers) to step in at the last-minute and finish the movie. Ben Affleck recently talked a bit about how that will affect the movie and, according to him, Justice League is unlike anything he's ever experienced before.
The actor, who plays Batman in the DC Extended Universe, recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the two director situation on Justice League, which is set to arrive in theaters on November 17. According to Ben Affleck, the movie will truly be a product of both directors, with both seemingly having quite a bit of influence over the final cut. »
With Justice League still currently undergoing its much-discussed reshoots, Ben Affleck has taken a quick break from production to chat with Entertainment Weekly about the DC blockbuster, commenting on Joss Whedon taking over directing duties from Zack Snyder and describing the superhero blockbuster as “an interesting product of two directors”.
“It’s a little bit unorthodox,” said Affleck. “Zack had a family tragedy, and stepped off, which was horrible. For the movie, the best person we could’ve possibly found was Joss. We got really lucky that he stepped in. [It’s] an interesting product of two directors, both with kind of unique visions, both with really strong takes. I’ve never had that experience before making a movie. I have to say, I really love working with Zack, and I really love the stuff we’ve done with Joss.”
Affleck also brushed aside the incessant rumours suggesting that the reshoots are »
- Gary Collinson
Admittedly, Justice League is a movie I’ve waited my entire life for, as it’s bringing several of my favorite characters together for the first time in live-action cinema. Likewise, I imagine that many of you reading this share that sentiment, hoping that the combined talents of directors Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon will make for a viewing experience like no other.
In the past few months, the subject of the reshoots this film continues to undergo has been a hot point for discussion, often being labeled by absolutist fanboys and conspiracy theorists as “fake news” or part of some “Dceu smear campaign” organized by the evil media.
Casting such hilarity aside, the fact of the matter is that reshoots began in June and are still currently ongoing, thus this is much more than what’s usually allotted to any sort of project. Most recently, actor Joe Morton confirmed »
- Eric Joseph
"[David Lowery] hires me so that makes me keep coming back!" - Casey Affleck Photo: Jan Handrejch, Film Servis Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Casey Affleck began acting as a way to get out of going to school. His mother’s best friend was a casting director in Massachussets, and when a film came to town a call would go out for extras. Casey and his pals naturally thought it would be fun.
Affleck, 41, has gone from those youthful extra days to leading man, notably winning an Oscar for Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester By The Sea earlier this year. He starred in Gone Baby Gone, which was directed by his brother, Ben Affleck, and he was nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar for his performance in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. Now he reunites with Rooney Mara and director David Lowery after Ain’t Them Bodies »
- Richard Mowe
Eric Dane and Natalie Zea star in the thrilling drama, Grey Lady, arriving on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 27 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Following a clue given to him by his murdered partner and lover, Detective James Doyle must track down a serial killer before he becomes the next victim. Written and directed by John Shea (Southie) the film also stars Adrian Lester, Carolyn Stotesbery, Chris Meyer, Rebecca Gayheart, and Amy Madigan. The Grey Lady DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Here’s the Grey Lady trailer:
When Boston Police Detective James Doyle’s (Eric Dane) partner is killed in an ambush, a clue sends him to Nantucket in the lonely off-season. A murder mystery unfolds, one that draws the guilty and the innocent into its vortex. As Doyle hunts the killer and the killer hunts him, he discovers that things »
- Tom Stockman
Author: Scott Davis
Praise Netflix! It seems that the latest film from acclaimed director J.C. Chandor, Triple Frontier, may have just been saved by the subscription service after it seemed the project had died last month.
The film, which has been written by Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker), details the story of “drug-running on the border between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil” was set to be made at Paramount Pictures but a few weeks ago the film was scrapped by the studio after a change in management, and left its future in making it to the big screen looking grim. This is despite Chandor having secured the services of Tom Hardy (Taboo), Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), though the latter is still attached.
- Scott Davis
Nathaniel R reporting from the Tribeca Film Festival
It's been 10 years since Amy Ryan broke through to "prestigious character actress" fame, whilst nabbing herself an Oscar nomination and critical hosannas for Gone Baby Gone (2017). In the years intervening, it's been fairly obvious that Hollywood didn't know what to do with her thereafter, often casting her in less than challenging roles as sympathetic wives (think Win Win or Bridge of Spies) or ex-wives (think Birdman). But she's finally no one's wife in the humble drama Abundant Acreage Available, and that lack of 'belonging to' is both writer/director Angus Maclachlan's (best known for the screenplay to the wonderful Junebug, 2005) and Ryan's own secret weapon, giving the movie its most appealing frictions »
- NATHANIEL R
If “Abundant Acreage Available” didn’t have closeups or outdoor scenes, it could have been filmed theater. Writer-director Angus MacLachlan’s second feature focuses on grown siblings Tracy (Amy Ryan) and Jesse (Terry Kinney) in the immediate aftermath of their father’s death. Stuck with his expansive farmland, they’re unsure what to do next, until the arrival of three older men who knew the deceased stake a claim to it. Set in a single location with a cast of five, the movie offers a lesson in minimalist drama, unfolding as a sharply acted mood piece that never crescendos, but hums along with wise observations and first-rate performances.
A intergenerational family drama that wouldn’t look out of place in the oeuvres of Tennessee Miller or Arthur Miller, “Abundant Acreage Available” is a noticeably more somber work for MacLachlan, whose directorial debut “Goodbye to All That” was a vulgar black comedy about overcoming divorce. »
- Eric Kohn
Mark Allison Apr 18, 2017
10 years ago was was a high watermark in Hollywood - and British - filmmaking. We've been looking at why...
Ten years on, and 2007 must surely be remembered as one of the finest years in English-language film-making, quite possibly the best of this century so far. Like 1939, 1976, or 1994, it was one of those years in which a succession of veritable classics came into being. So many, in fact, that some of the best examples were cruelly overlooked by the hype machine of the day. A decade later, it’s high time to look back at 2007 for both its celebrated landmarks and forgotten masterpieces.
From their dedication to healthy co-parenting and frequent family vacations to infidelity rumors and candid tell-all interviews, the last two years have seen a lot of ups and downs for the estranged couple, and Et is taking a look back at their separation journey.
June 30, 2015 -- Affleck and Garner Announce Their Split
One day after their 10th anniversary, the pair released a joint statement announcing their intention to go their separate ways.
"After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the statement read. "We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time."
Even in their »
This Week in Home Video‘They’re Playing With Fire’ Blends Bloody Violence and T&A Thrills to Surprising EffectPlus 13 more new releases to watch at home this week on Blu-ray/DVD.
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Pick of the WeekThey’re Playing With Fire [Kl Studio Classics]
What is it? A sexy college professor seduces her student, and then people start dying horrible deaths.
Why see it? I’ve been a Sybil Danning fan for more years than I care to recall, but somehow this one slipped past me before now. I’m not sure what teen me would have thought, but as an adult I’m in awe of just how off the rails it gets from its very clear T&A origin. From the cover to the copy the film sells itself as just another sex flick, but »
- Rob Hunter
Ben Affleck is enjoying time with his kids — and getting ready for his next big movies.
The morning after announcing on his Facebook page that he had completed rehab for alcohol addiction, Affleck was business as usual as he was spotted taking his kids to school. A source tells People that the actor is relishing time with his children Violet, 11, Seraphina, 7, and Sam, 5, now that he’s back home.
“Ben is spending special time with all the kids separately,” the source says. “He seems very happy. The mood in general seems very upbeat. The kids are thrilled that he is back. »
- Ale Russian
Chris Evans has had a pretty high-profile dating life since making it big in Hollywood.
The 35-year-old actor -- who's been romantically linked to Jessica Biel, Minka Kelly and most recently his Gifted co-star, Jenny Slate -- tells the April issue of Esquire magazine that there's a reason he chooses to date within the movie business.
More: Chris Evans Shares His 'Hilarious' 1998 Internship Cover Letter
"There's a certain shared life experience that is tough for someone else who's not in this industry to kind of wrap their head around," Evans explains. "Letting someone go to work with someone for three months and they won't see them. It really, it certainly puts the relationship to the test."
Long before he was Captain America and dating A-list actresses, Evans was an intern in New York City, and, according to him, it was the best of times, it was worst of times. "I know I'm going to L.A. in August »
While they separated nearly two years ago, Ben Affleck's estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, has been instrumental in helping the Oscar-winning star get his life back on track after years of struggling with alcoholism.
Affleck took to Facebook on Tuesday to reveal that he'd completed treatment for alcohol addiction, and thanked his wife for her support, writing, "I'm lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I've done the work I set out to do."
Et is taking a look back at the couple's long relationship to see how Garner helped Affleck turn his life around.
Watch: Ben Affleck Completes Rehab for Alcohol Addiction: I Want to 'Be the Best Father I Can Be'
A Change From the Start
A source close to Ben tells Et that the Live by Night star has been dealing with his addiction and dependency issues »
After skyrocketing to success as the co-writer and star of 1997’s Good Will Hunting, Ben Affleck has reached Hollywood’s highest heights—and weathered his share of public breakups, box-office bombs and personal drama.
On Tuesday, he announced he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction. Sources told People that while Affleck and his estranged wife Jennifer Garner aren’t back together, their divorce continues to be on hold for now after the two weathered recent strains.
“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” Affleck wrote on Facebook. “I want my kids »
- Mike Miller
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)
From “School Ties” to “Live By Night” and this weekend’s “The Great Wall,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have each — for better and worse — left a considerable and ever-increasing footprint in the cultural landscape. But while the world is wide enough for both of them, our hearts are not. And so, we forced our panel of critics to choose: Ben Affleck or Matt Damon?
There can be only one.
Charles Bramesco (@intothecrevasse), Freelance with Rolling Stone, Vulture, Vox
- David Ehrlich
As anyone who regularly follows news of superhero films is likely all too aware by this point, Ben Affleck has now declined to direct the upcoming solo Batman film that takes place in the DC Extended Universe, a movie which he's still (as of now) attached to star. For a lot of people, Affleck's directing acumen with films like Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo sent a powerful message about the kind of Batman film Warner Bros. was interested in making. After the last series with the character by director Christopher Nolan became so critically acclaimed – even garnering Oscar attention in performance categories – it seemed natural for the studio to try and continue the reputation of the Batman film series as the best-of-the-best in the superhero genre on...
- Chris Clow
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