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3 October 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »


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What’s New on Hulu: October 2015

1 October 2015 6:49 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Hulu adds new movies and TV shows to its catalogue. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may also have previously been on Hulu, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.  Crazy, Dystopian Chaos: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), World War Z (2013) Hulu made news last month when it picked up a streaming deal for Epix’s movies that Netflix dropped. This means that a bunch of new tiles will flood Hulu at the beginning of the month — check out the very long list below — including The Hunger Games, The Wolf of Wall Street, World War Z, and Transformers. If you’re that rare breed of TV watcher with a Hulu subscription but »

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Video of the Day: Watch a new compilation video of First and Final frames in films

30 September 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The way a film starts and the way it ends can tell a lot about a movie, as well as the particular style of the director behind the project. Numerous films throughout history have had memorable opening and closing shots that have elevated the feature in question, while also taking on a life of their own as iconic moments in cinema.

Following his first exploration of first and final frames in film, vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has revisited the topic in a new video, looking at 70 new films and how their opening and closing mirror each other. Swinney had this to say in the episode description.

After numerous requests, I finally decided to create a sequel to “First and Final Frames”. Part II plays the opening and closing shots of 70 films side-by-side. Like the first video, some of the opening shots are strikingly similar to the final shots, while »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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The Martian, loneliness and space movies

29 September 2015 2:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Films offer some of the best explorations of isolation and loneliness, argues James...

"In space no one can hear you scream." . The tagline for Alien, and the sad truth for anyone who's crying out for company in the wider cosmos beyond our stratosphere.

The following is a true story - many winters ago I decided that it'd be a good idea to leave behind my loved ones and wider society and go into solitary exile. I made an agreement with a stranger online and said I would spend the whole of that December looking after her two cats while she was away in Australia.

I then headed off to a cottage in the Welsh Valleys to fulfil this responsibility and, aside from those two indifferent kitties, I had no company at all. In my mind I'd envisioned this as a perfect retreat from a Christmas season I couldn't be mithered »

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What's Leaving Netflix in October 2015

28 September 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, this is lousy timing. Several horror movies, including "The Exorcist," "Night of the Living Dead," and "Interview with the Vampire" are leaving Netflix on October 1, right before Halloween.

Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."

More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.

Leaving Oct. 1, 2015

"Aces High" (1976)

"A Fond Kiss" (2004)

"Agata And The Storm" (2004)

"A Good Day to Die" (2013)

"Alakazam The Great" (1960)

"All Is Lost" (2013)

"An Affair to Remember" (1957)

"Agora" (2009)

"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)

"America Declassified" (2013)

"Analyze This" (1999)

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)

"Angela's Ashes" (1999)

"Annie Hall" (1977)

"Another Woman" (1988)

"Apocalypse Now" (1979)

"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)

"Axed" (2012)

"Baby's Day Out" (1994)

"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)

"Baron Blood" (1972)

"Beaufort" (2007)

"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)

"Big Night" (1996)

"Blue Velvet" (1986)

"Brewster's Millions" (1945)

"Buying & Selling" (2013)

"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)

"Caprica" (2009)

"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)

"Casanova »

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Drew Goddard interview: The Martian, Daredevil, World War Z

28 September 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Buffy to his latest film, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, we chat to screenwriter Drew Goddard about his work to date...

This piece contains a spoiler for World War Z.

If you’re a fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Marvel’s Daredevil or the superb comedy horror, Cabin In The Woods, you’ll almost certainly have heard of Drew Goddard. Beginning as a staff writer on Buffy and Angel before gradually building his way to directing Cabin In The Woods (which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon), Goddard is now one of Hollywood’s most sought-after writers and filmmakers.

His latest project to reach the screen is The Martian, adapted from Andy Weir’s best-selling novel and now director Ridley Scott’s new movie. A visually captivating account of an astronaut’s survival after an incident leaves him stranded alone on Mars, it features a superb central performance from Matt Damon, »

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Harry Gregson-Williams interview: The Martian, Ridley Scott, Hans Zimmer

28 September 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The composer behind The Martian talks to us about scoring Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller, working with Hans Zimmer, and more...

Ridley Scott’s new film runs the gamut of emotion, and takes in a variety of landscapes and textures. The sci-fi thriller sweeps us from the hostile, storm-whipped surface of Mars to the blue skies of Earth, from the silence of a space ship travelling through space to the hubbub of Mission Control at Nasa. Matt Damon’s astronaut protagonist Mark Watney, meanwhile, swerves from confusion to euphoria to blind panic as he battles to survive, alone, on the surface of the angry red planet.

British composer Harry Gregson-Williams created the similarly varied music for The Martian, with the tribulations of its hero underscored by Gregson-Williams’ mix of the soaring and the intimate. When we sat down to speak to the composer, he was still in the midst of »

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Zurich: Christoph Waltz presents first Filmmaker Award

27 September 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Inaugural prize awarded as part of the Zurich Film Festival.

Swiss directors Michael Steiner and Jan Gassmann have won the first-ever Filmmaker Award, presented by Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz at the Zurich Film Festival on Saturday (Sept 26).

The prize, set up by the Association for the Promotion of Film in Switzerland to support promising films, was open to Swiss filmmakers whose projects are currently in the late production or post-production phase.

Steiner’s project, Und Morgen Seid ihr Tot, received Chf 75,000 ($77,000) and Jan Gassmann’s project, Europe, She Loves, received Chf 25’000 ($26,000).

The two winners were chosen from a total of four nominated projects.

The presentation took place at Iwc gala dinner For the Love of Cinema, held as part of the 11th Zurich Film Festival, to which the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer had invited VIP guests from the worlds of film, media, politics and commerce.

Waltz, who headed the jury, said: “I am proud »

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16 Best Zombie Movies of All Time

26 September 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The zombie movie is a genre unlike any other in film. It can be a complete exploitation vehicle replete with buxom babes and crazy flesh eaters. It can be stylistically well put together and elevate both the genre and medium. Or, it can serve as a metaphor for the times we are living in. When MovieWeb interviewed the Godfather of zombie films, George A. Romero, he was asked if he wanted to make anymore Dead films. To paraphrase, he said that he did but he wanted to have the films "mean something." One could argue that you could do this in any genre, but there is something about the zombie genre that lends itself to metaphors.

So what makes a great zombie movie? Is it the FX? Is it the story? Is it how it might speak to the events of our time? Is it the Walking Dead themselves? It »

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Michael Shannon to re-team with director Jeff Nichols for Loving

23 September 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Wrap is reporting that Man of Steel star Michael Shannon is set to re-team with director Jeff Nichols for the director’s new film Loving.

Shannon, who has appeared in all of Nichols’ features up to now, is set to star in the new film which is inspired by Nancy Buirski’s documentary The Loving Story, and follows Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who were put on trial in 1958 in Virginia.

Nichols has already assembled an impressive ensemble for the film, with Joel Edgerton (The Gift), and Ruth Negga (World War Z) as the titular couple, alongside Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Nick Kroll (Adult Beginners), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer) and Bill Camp (12 Years A Slave) already cast.

Loving is currently in production and is set for a 2016 release.


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Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll Join Joel Edgerton in Jeff Nichols’ Drama ‘Loving’

22 September 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll  have joined the cast of Jeff Nichols‘ interracial marriage drama “Loving” along with Jon Bass (“Big Time in Hollywood, Fl”), Marton Csokas (“The Equalizer”) and Bill Camp (“Black Mass”). Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”) and Ruth Negga (“World War Z”) star as Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who married in June 1958. They were arrested, thrown into jail, and exiled from the state in which they lived. For the next nine years, the couple fought for their marriage and the right to return home as a family. Kroll will play Bernie Cohen, Bass will play. »

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Guests announced for Grimmfest 2015

22 September 2015 9:31 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

It’s that time of year again. The nights are drawing in, the skies are increasingly overcast, the weather is disturbingly unpredictable. There’s something dark coming. Grimmfest 2015 is almost upon us. And as ever, Grimmfest will be welcoming a handful of horror cohorts as guests to the event. This years line-up includes (from the press release):

Thur 1st Oct

For our opening night, we’ll be proving that it really is Grimm Up North, with our showcase of Northern shorts. This will feature the world premiere of The Box, which marks the directorial debut of SFX make-up guru, Shaune Harrison, who has worked on everything from Hellraiser 3, through to Harry Potter, The Avengers, World War Z and Star Wars, and now runs his own Make-Up Academy here in Manchester. Shaune will be joining us, alongside the film’s stars. Dominic Brunt, best known for his role in Emmerdale, »

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‘World War Z’ Helmer Marc Forster Signs With Wme

21 September 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Wme just signed Marc Forster, the director who made his breakthrough on Monster’s Ball and moved into bigger-budget fare with World War Z, Finding Neverland, the 007 pic Quantum Of Solace and Stranger Than Fiction. Forster, who just wrapped the Blake Lively-Jason Clarke drama All I See Is You, had been repped by CAA. Forster also is an exec producer on Amazon’s new drama series Hand of God with Ron Perlman, and Forster directed two… »

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Duncan Jones says Warcraft is not responsible for Pacific Rim 2 being on hold

17 September 2015 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Pacific Rim 2: Maelstrom was on “indefinite hold”, they said that Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. saw Warcraft was one of the reasons. They also noted that the film based on the best-selling game was a, “problem movie”. However it’s director, Duncan Jones, has jumped to the film’s defense.

Check out the tweet below:

@Clawx I wouldn’t worry about that. Universal moved us to the same date as Jurassic World, so we must have done something right!

Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) September 16, 2015

It should be noted that Warner Bros. and Legendary probably don’t see Warcraft as a “problem movie” because of its quality, but more likely because it’s a video game movie which have not had much success in the past. Recently, Hitman: Agent 47 stalled at the box office with only $21 million domestically. And with a huge budget »

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Christoph Waltz, Marc Forster set for Zurich Summit

16 September 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Thomas Ebeling also set to deliver keynote.

This year’s Zurich Summit (Sept 26-27) is to feature keynotes from Thomas Ebeling, CEO of German media giant ProSiebenSat.1, Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz and Quantum of Solace and World War Z director Marc Forster.

The annual conference - which takes place at the Dolder Grand Hotel during the Zurich Film Festival – will also feature speakers including Anonymous Content CEO Steve Golin, Wanda executive Jack Gao, Birdman producer John Lesher, Black Swan producer Brian Oliver and CAA co-head of finance and sales Roeg Sutherland.

Discussions will include corporate partnerships, content production, financing, distribution and marketing strategies.

Zurich Summit is organised by Winston Baker and Zurich Film Festival.

Speakers include:

Damir Bandalo, founder/CEO, SuperpopcornMarc Butan, founder, MadRiver PicturesWilliam Feng, Gm/chief rep, China, Motion Picture AssociationConrad Fritsch, founder/CEO, Tape.tvJack Gao, Gvp/CEO, international investments and business developments, Wanda Cultural Industry GroupAlexis Garcia, partner, global »

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Imperial sexuality, murder droids, and fan rage: 'Star Wars Aftermath' with Chuck Wendig

15 September 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are three decades between the events of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” With a gap that wide, it makes sense Disney and Lucasfilm are filling it in with brand-new lore. All of it within the same continuity, all of it sanctioned, and all of it interconnecting seamlessly. One of those new pieces of the puzzle is “Aftermath” by Chuck Wendig. The novel is set immediately after the second Death Star explodes like a deadly piñata. Taking out the head of a hydra like the Empire doesn’t kill the beast, but merely drives it underground. Recently I sat down with Wendig to discuss what it’s like to be part of this brave new world of “Star Wars” and how his novel fits into the greater narrative.   Hitfix Harpy: At what point did LucasBooks approach you to write for them? Chuck Wendig »

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Drew Goddard: Why He Isn’t Directing ‘Spider-Man’, ‘The Cabin In The Woods 2′ and Returning To ‘Daredevil’

14 September 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Writer/director Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, World War Z) is out promoting his latest writing gig adapting The Martin for Ridley Scott, and is speaking up about why he isn’t directing a Spider-Man movie, if we’ll ever seen a Cabin in the Woods sequel and details on his involvement in season 2 of Netflix’s […]

The post Drew Goddard: Why He Isn’t Directing ‘Spider-Man’, ‘The Cabin In The Woods 2′ and Returning To ‘Daredevil’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Hand of God: Is Amazon's Newest Drama Heaven or Hell?

4 September 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Is Pernell Harris, the crooked judge who suddenly undergoes a religious conversion in Amazon’s Hand of God, losing his mind or tapping into the divine?

It’s a complicated question — and not one that’s answered by the end of the drama’s first episode (which, along with the rest of Season 1, premiered on the streaming video service Friday).

We want to know what you thought of the premiere, which was created by Ben Watkins (Burn Notice) and directed by Marc Forster (World War Z). But first, a quick rundown of the episode:

RelatedHand of God: 5 Things »

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Hand of God: 5 Things to Know About Amazon's Dark Look at Faith

3 September 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Despite Hand of God‘s Old Testament-esque title… and the presence of a pastor as one of its main characters… and the fact that its protagonist thinks a higher power is communicating with him via signs and wonders… the new Amazon drama is no holy roller, cast member Garret Dillahunt says.

“It’s oddly not a show about religion as much as it is about man’s interpretation of it, or twisting it to his own ends,” says the Raising Hope alum, who plays Kd, a former white supremacist whose introduction to Christianity hasn’t completely bled him of his violent tendencies. »

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Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster says he turned down Skyfall

2 September 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

With a billion dollar box office, rave critical reviews and an Oscar for Adele, Skyfall gave James Bond the 50th birthday he deserved back in 2012.

But things could have turned out a little differently had the film followed its original intended path with Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster.

James Bond author Anthony Horowitz dislikes Skyfall: 'He's weak - that's not Bond'

Speaking to Digital Spy, the filmmaker said he was in line to make the 23rd Bond movie before Sam Mendes took the reins.

"Barbara [Broccoli] asked me to do Skyfall and I just felt I couldn't do another - because the pressure's so big to make one of those movies. I wanted to do an independent film.

"After that, I did World War Z, another big one - and making these big movies is fun, but it's a year, year-and-a-half of your life, and it's non-stop. But I »

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