8 items from 2016
It's November – a.k.a. when you need something good to stream after sneaking away from the family Thanksgiving dinner once the conversation turns to politics. (How bizarre to think that the selections below will debut in a post-election world.) Luckily, plenty of excellent films and a handful of intriguing new shows will grace the wi-fi signals this month – including the Citizen Kane of Vegas stripper movies, Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making coming-of-age experiment, what may be the greatest Rocky movie of them all (hint: his name is not in the »
After offering six different 10-movie bundles for a special one-day price of $9.99 on Monday, Apple’s iTunes is keeping them around for a while longer — but has raised the prices for each of the packs to between $35 and $50.
The promo, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Apple selling digital movies, drew participation from Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate. Disney and 20th Century Fox were the major studios that sat out the “10 Years of iTunes Movies” deal.
Still, while they’re not the one-dollar-per-movie bargain iTunes users in the U.S. were able to score Monday, the six bundles are still cheaper than if you were to buy the ten movies separately from Apple. For example, Warner’s $49.99 ten-pack would cost $152.90 for the HD titles if purchased individually.
For now, the 10-movie bundles look to be a limited-time promotion by Apple. That said, iTunes Movies routinely »
- Todd Spangler
Apple has teamed with five Hollywood studios for six different ten-movie bundles — priced at $9.99, or a buck per movie — in a one-day promotion celebrating the 10th anniversary of the tech giant selling digital movies.
Notably, neither Disney nor 20th Century Fox are among the studio partners for the “10 Years of iTunes Movies” deal. In Disney’s case, it operates its own digital-movie distribution service, Disney Movies Anywhere, which lets users download Mouse House titles and watch them on a variety of platforms.
The movie bundles became available early Monday and are available for only a 24-hour period, for iTunes users in the U.S.
The six different bundles are:
Warner Bros.: “The Judge,” “Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow,” “Pacific Rim,” “Magic Mike,” “Contagion,” “The Town,” “The Hangover,” “Sex and the City: The Movie,” “300,” “Superman Returns” Universal Studios: “Ride Along,” “Identity Thief,” “Rush,” “Snow White & the Huntsman,” “The Adjustment Bureau, »
- Todd Spangler
TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles” hits the 100-episode mark with its July 25 episode, the first of two milestones this year as the cable hit prepares to end its seven-season run on Sept. 5.
The 100th episode, directed by series star Angie Harmon, follows Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) during the investigation of a murder at a biker bar. In a nod to the series reaching 100 episodes, showrunner Jan Nash says it will use the official Warner Bros. production number, 2M7258-100, as both the title and a prisoner number within the segment.
“As we [planned] the final season of the show, we had watched the pilot again, and we did give some thought to doing something that isn’t exactly like the pilot but had some of the same tone of the pilot, which was a much darker version of the show than had existed for much of the show’s history »
- Rob Owen
Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex And The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler, Sandler’s third feature film with the streaming service. Hudson will play the female lead in the romantic comedy.
The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
Sandy Wexler reunites Happy Madison Productions with director Steve Brill (The Do-over). Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Adam Sandler wrote the script. Happy Madison Productions’ Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as Producers. Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy will serve as Executive Producers. »
- Kellvin Chavez
Today, Netflix announced that Academy Award and Grammy Winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and The City) will star opposite Adam Sandler in the Netflix original film Sandy Wexler. This will be Sandler's third feature film with the streaming service. Hudson will play the female lead in the romantic comedy.
The film follows Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler), a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s. He diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business.  His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer who he discovers at an amusement park.
Sandy Wexlerreunites Happy Madison Productions with director Steve Brill (The Do-Over).  Paul Sado, Dan Bulla and Adam Sandler wrote the script.  Happy Madison Productions' Adam Sandler and Allen Covert will serve as Producers.  Barry Bernardi and Tim Herlihy »
An actress whose credits include “Spider-Man 3,” “Sex and the City” and “Law & Order” has filed a lawsuit against a New York City restaurant manager who allegedly assaulted her. Actress La Rivers appeared with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York on Wednesday afternoon to explain the lawsuit, which also names the Beautique lounge in Midtown Manhattan. Rivers alleges that manager Edward Moffett assaulted her in June 2015 after she left the upscale nightspot, leaving her with a broken nose and a black eye (pictured above). Also Read: Shia Labeouf Lookalike Assaulted for Resemblance to Actor “I went to Beautique thinking that it. »
- Tim Kenneally
Fifteen years ago, Andrew Lincoln wasn’t the guy from The Walking Dead. He wasn’t even the creepy guy from Love Actually (the one with the signs. Not any of the other creepy guys). No, he was the guy from This Life that was getting a show all of his own in which to charm the viewing masses. That show was Teachers. And charm us he did.
Set in a secondary school in Bristol, Teachers was good enough to make us actually want to go back to school – or, for those of us who were still at school when it started, to wonder if some of the ridiculous rumours we were making up about the staff shagging each other might actually be true after all. »
8 items from 2016
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