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Also new to Netflix in December: New comedy specials from Mike Epps and Brent Morin, Adam Sandler's controversial "The Ridiculous 6," the buzzy transgender indie drama "Tangerine" and "Queen of Earth," starring "Mad Men"'s Elisabeth Moss.
Here's what's coming to Netflix in December 2015.
Available Dec. 1
"30 for 30: Chasing Tyson" (2015)
"50 Shades of They": Season 1
"A Christmas Star" (2015)
"A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z" (2014)
"Broadchurch": Season 2
"Christmas Wedding Baby" (2014)
"The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury" (2004)
"Cradle 2 the Grave" (2003)
"Detectorists": Season 1
"I'm Brent Morin" (2015, Netlix Original)
"Jenny's Wedding" (2015)
"Las magicas historias de Plim Plim": Season 1
"Real Rob": Season 1 (2015)
"See You In Valhalla" (2015)
"Stir of Echoes" (1999)
"Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming" (2007)
- Sharon Knolle
London — Chiwetel Ejiofor will be honored at the British Independent Film Awards on Dec. 6. He will receive the Richard Harris Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
Jared Harris, Harris’ son, commented: “Although the recipients of this award have all been embraced by the establishment, they all came from outside it, fought their way in on the strength of their talent, claimed their place and changed the status quo: a journey that describes Chiwetel’s career perfectly. His talent is immense, it has brought him deserved worldwide recognition, and he is in his prime.”
- Leo Barraclough
British star of 12 Years A Slave to receive Richard Harris Award.
The award, introduced in 2002 in honour of actor Richard Harris, recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Julie Walters and Emma Thompson in 2014.
A statement from the festival said Ejiofor had been selected to receive the honour “in recognition of his exceptional service to the film industry, not just here in the UK but internationally as an ambassador for British film”.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
The International Documentary Association (Ida) has revealed the nominees for the 2015 Ida Documentary Awards. Winners will be announced at their annual awards gala to be held on Sunday, December 5 at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles.
The nominees of the 31st Annual Ida Documentary Awards are:
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
Best Short Documentary
"Body Team 12"
ABC News VideoSource Award
"Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll"
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
Curated Series Award
"30 For 30" (Espn)
"Independent Lens" (Itvs/PBS)
"America Reframed" (World Channel)
Limited Series Award
"Blood Brothers" (Vara Television)
"Hard Earned" (Al Jazeera, Kartemquin Films)
Filmmakers, Actors and Actresses and Hollywood’s A-listers turned out for the first Oscar awards show of the season – the 7th annual Governors Awards.
The star-studded evening was held in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday. (Nov 14, 2015)
The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, also an Oscar statuette, is given “to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the 2015 Governors Awards with a tribute to the Paris tragedy and spoke about The Academy’s response »
- Michelle McCue
A classy crime thriller, with edgy suspense and twists that can't be predicted. Mike Hodges directs Paul Mayersberg's script about a frustrated writer who returns to casino work to find material for a book. A young Clive Owen shines as the rakish but sensible roulette & blackjack dealer, who documents his own criminal activities. Croupier Blu-ray Hen's Tooth Video 1998 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 95 min. / Street Date November 3, 2015 / 24.95 Starring Clive Owen, Gina McKee, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston, Nicholas Ball, Paul Reynolds, Ciro de Chiara, Rhona Mitra, Loretta Parnell. Cinematography Michael Garfath Production Designer Jon Bunker Art Direction Ian Reade-Hill, Alexander Scherer, Gernot Thöndel Film Editor Les Healey Original Music Simon Fisher-Turner Written by Paul Mayersberg Produced by Jonathan Cavendish, Marlow De Mardt, Jake Lloyd, James Mitchell, Brigid Olen, Christine Ruppert Directed by Mike Hodges
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
He: "You're my conscience." She: "Don't you have a conscience of your own?" If »
- Glenn Erickson
Texas-based independent distributors Well Go USA have released on Blu-ray Anthony O’Brien’s apocalyptic Western-thriller The Timber starring Josh Peck (Danny Collins, The Wackness), James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man), Elisa Lasowski (Eastern Promises), Mark Caven (Maleficent) and David Bailie (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise).
Synopsis: 1898. Alaskan frontier. Two brothers, balanced on the knife’s edge between foreclosure and salvation, head deep into the wilderness in an attempt to execute a warrant in hopes of saving their home. Torn from their family, they face harsh elements, crazed men, and death at every corner in pursuit of the outlaw, a twisted man who has turned the Yukon Territory into his own personal hell. The Timber captures the mania, starvation, swindles, hardships, and dangers that were part of the late 19th century’s historic rush for gold. This is a story of greed, betrayal, and redemption in a place where bloodshed was »
- Tom Stockman
IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to “Pelé: Birth of a Legend,” the company announced Thursday. Michael and Jeffrey Zimbalist wrote and directed the film, and it is produced by Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures. Academy Award-winning Brian Grazer (“A Beautiful Mind”), Kim Roth (“Inside Man”), Ivan Orlic and Colin Wilson are serving as producers. The film chronicles the early career of legendary soccer play Pelé, depicting his impoverished childhood in Brazil to his rise as one of the leading Brazilian soccer players to win its first ever World Cup in Sweden in 1958 at the age of 17. His. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
At the beginning of each month, HBO announces which films will be leaving its library. We collect the full list of titles here, so that you can plan the most effective viewing strategy for the rest of the month.Here’s a handy mnemonic for remembering all the films leaving HBO Now this month, set to the tune of Carly Simon's "Let the River Run": We're coming to the end,Running off of streaming,Leaving HBO,Your favorite movies. Let the TV run. Let all the dreamers, Take a day off. Soon, to be off HBO … Edge of Tomorrow, The Counselor, And Inside Man, And Girl, Interrupted will be gone. It's Pleasantville and Contact,Save the Last Dance,Oh, my heart is aching! We're coming to the end,Running off of streaming,Leaving HBO,Your favorite movies. We the great and smallYeah, Moulin, Rouge!That Awkward Moment. HeadTo the darkening dawn. »
- Jackson McHenry
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds.
All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.
“The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.”
Lee, a champion of independent film and an inspiration to young filmmakers, made an auspicious debut with his Nyu thesis film, “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads,” which won »
- Michelle McCue
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to these three influential cinema icons by giving them Academy Honorary Awards later this year.
A ceremony will be held in their honour at Hollywood's Grand Ballroom as part of the seventh annual Governors Awards on November 14.
Filmmaker Lee has received two Oscar nominations in the past, for Best Original Screenplay in 1990 for Do the Right Thing and Best Documentary in 1998 for 4 Little Girls.
Reynolds became one of the enduring stars of »
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 25) to present Honorary Awards to Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Debbie Reynolds. All three awards will be presented at the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 14, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. “The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Governors Awards,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We’ll be celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished – with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference – will also enrich future generations.” Lee, a champion of independent film and an inspiration to young filmmakers, made an auspicious debut with his Nyu thesis film, “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads,” which won a Student Academy Award® in »
This Friday, Sinister 2 arrives in theaters everywhere courtesy of Gramercy Pictures. The sequel follows James Ransone’s character from the first film, Deputy So & So, as he tracks down Bughuul to an isolated farmhouse where a mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her twin sons (Robert and Dartanian Sloan) are currently living and must stop the demonic force before it claims another family.
Daily Dead had an opportunity to speak with Ransone earlier this week about returning for another Sinister, becoming a main character for the sequel, collaborating with director Ciarán Foy as well as his co-stars. Ransone also offered some hilarious insight into his process as an actor and even chatted with us about his time working on The Wire.
Thanks for speaking with me today, James—you were great in the film and it’s cool to see how the Deputy has evolved since the first Sinister. How much »
- Heather Wixson
Set against the harsh backdrop of the 1898 Yukon, Josh Peck (Danny Collins, The Wackness) and James Ransone (Sinister, Inside Man) star in the apocalyptic Western-thriller The Timber, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD October 6 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Before you pick up this thriller in a few months, we have your first look at the exclusive trailer, that shows the unforgiving environment this story is set in. In the Outback's Wild West, two desperate brothers take a job as bounty hunters to save their home. But in The Timber, brutality and bloodshed is the law of the land.
In the Wild West, two brothers embark on a journey to collect a bounty in a desperate attempt to save their home: but what they find along the way is more than they bargained for. Balanced on the knife's edge between foreclosure and salvation, they head deep into the wilderness »
Read More: Rlj Entertainment Acquires Nicolas Cage Thriller 'Pay the Ghost' Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to the apocalyptic Western-thriller "The Timber," starring Josh Peck ("Danny Collins," The Wackness") and James Ransone ("Sinister," "Inside Man"). The movie will debut on DVD and Digital HD on October 6. The film's official synopsis reads as follows: "1898. Alaskan frontier. Two brothers, balanced on the knife's edge between foreclosure and salvation, head deep into the wilderness in an attempt to execute a warrant in hopes of saving their home. Torn from their family, they face harsh elements, crazed men, and death at every corner in pursuit of the outlaw, a twisted man who has turned the Yukon Territory into his own personal hell. 'The Timber' captures the mania, starvation, swindles, hardships, and dangers that were part of the late 19th century’s historic rush for gold. This is a story. »
- Sara Itkis
Taking the tried-and-tested identity parade route to posterhood, Masterminds’ new UK quad introduces the heist comedy’s gallery of rogues. Roguing it up from left to right are Owen Wilson’s hapless accomplice Steve; Zach Galifianakis’ armoured car driver-turned-bank robber David; his other sidekick, Kristen Wiig’s Kelly; and Jason Sudeikis’s gormless hitman, Mike McKinney. The intellectual force is not strong in this lot.Formerly known as Loomis Fargo, the long-awaited comedy from Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess now goes by that more-than-a-little-ironic handle. Inspired by a true incident in 1997, the story involves armoured car driver David, who channels his antipathy for the job into a plan to liberate a fortune from a bank vault. $17 million dollars worth. Sadly for him, he’s hardly operating at Inside Man or Rififi levels of competence. The trail of evidence for the police practically comes with its own sat-nav.Double-crossed by Steve, »
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
Morgan Spurlock is an admitted workaholic--he's still delivering shows for his CNN series "Inside Man"--who can't say no. And he's prepping a new Maker channel to launch in August. He admits that he sleeps about four hours a night. Still, given a window to shoot a half-hour doc short about three sets of artisans, he took it. He shot with a small crew, traveling to Georgia, San Francisco and Japan over three weeks. "I'm in a fortunate spot, as a filmmaker," he told me, "to actually take projects you want to make vs. ones you have to make. I have the ability to take 6 weeks or a month to do short films. When I have a window I jump at the chance." Tuesday night he debuted his new half-hour doc "Crafted" at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which was made available exclusively Thursday on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The »
- Anne Thompson
Queen Latifah delivers a fierce performance in “Bessie,” the upcoming HBO biopic about blues legend Bessie Smith. The character is prone to sudden outbursts of violence — slapping and smacking and turning over tables — that are startling to see from a woman, even one of such physical stature, and even when they come in self-defense.
There is also a ferocity in the way the camera artfully captures the character’s intimidating, in-your-face aspect that makes it hard to believe that “Bessie,” which premieres May 16 on the premium cabler, is the work of a director with only one previous feature-length narrative film under her belt. But there’s more than a little of Bessie Smith’s determination in writer-director Dee Rees.
“Bessie doesn’t go around things; she goes straight through. She’s always coming right at the camera,” Rees explains. “I used a lot of Steadicam to (add) that dynamic movement to the character. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Hannibal Classics has come on to sell the star-studded action-thriller “Bus 657” at Cannes. The heist movie, which stars Robert De Niro, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Morris Chestnut and “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Dave Bautista, will be screened for the first time to world buyers. Described as a mix of “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Speed,” with the added twists and turns of such heist movies as “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Inside Man,” the movie stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Luke Vaughn, a broke father desperate to save his daughter’s life as her medical bills pile up. Vaughn soon turns to. »
- Jeff Sneider
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