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These Movies Are About to Expire From Netflix

  • BuzzSugar
The end of the month of April is nail-bitingly close, especially if you have been meaning to stream one of these movies on Netflix. Unfortunately, the streaming service removes a few titles each month, so the least we can do is let you know which ones are leaving so you can plan your weekend binge-fest appropriately. And all is not lost - check out the list of movies coming to Netflix in May! Expiring May 1 The Animatrix Anna Karenina (1948) Author! Author! Beware of Mr. Baker Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Broadway Idiot Bus Stop Election The Good Life Holiday Engagement Kiss of Death Mad Hot Ballroom Mona Lisa Is Missing Ralphie May: Austin-tatious Terms and Conditions May Apply That's What I Am Thérèse Truth or Die Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin Expiring May 2 Slightly Single in L.A. Expiring May 3 JFK: The Smoking Gun Expiring May 4 Stealing Harvard Expiring May
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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix in May 2016

  • Moviefone
Netflix giveth, and Netflix taketh away.

"Blade Runner: The Theatrical Cut" was just added to Netflix streaming, but now it's facing a harsh expiration date of May 16. (We'll be up on the roof, holding a dove and crying.)

And dude! So bogus: Unless you have a time machine, you only have until May 1st to stream "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989).

Also leaving in May 2016: "Election," "Clerks," and "Black Hawk Dawn" as well as classic Marilyn Monroe movie "Bus Stop."

Here are all the movies and TV series leaving Netflix in May 2016. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change.

Leaving May 1

"The Animatrix" (2003)

"Anna Karenina" (1948)

"Author! Author!" (1982)

"Beware of Mr. Baker" (2012)

"Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989)

"Broadway Idiot" (2013)

"Bus Stop" (1956)

"Election" (1999)

"The Good Life" (2012)

"Holiday Engagement" (2011)

"Kiss of Death" (1995)

"Mad Hot Ballroom" (2005)

"Mona Lisa Is Missing" (2012)

"Ralphie May: Austin-tatious" (2008)

"Terms And Conditions May Apply" (2013)

"That's What I Am
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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: A Million Ways to Die in the West

  • Disc Dish
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98

Studio: Universal

The irreverent Western comedy  A Million Ways to Die in the West, comes from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who directs produces, co-writes and stars in the film.

Seth MacFarlane takes wooly cover in A Million Ways to Die in the West.

When Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) loses his fickle fiancée (Amanda Seyfried, Lovelace) to a mustachioed dandy (Neil Patrick Harris, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas), he rebounds hard with Anna (Charlize Theron, Young Adult), a gorgeous gunslinger new to his Old West town. What he doesn’t know is that Anna’s ex, Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson, The Grey), is the most dangerous desperado on the horizon and he’s on his way to reclaim his gal—whatever it takes!

Also starring in the film are Giovanni Ribisi (Contraband) and Sarah Silverman (Peep World).

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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Dexter Season 8 and Complete Series

  • Disc Dish
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Nov. 5, 2013

Dexter Season 8 Price: DVD $57.99, Blu-ray $68.99, Dexter Complete Series Price: DVD $352.99, Blu-ray: $427.99

Studio: Showtime/Paramount Home Entertainment

The lovable serial killer closes up shop in season 8 of Dexter.

Michael C. Hall (Peep World) stars as the titular character, based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay. The TV show’s final season begins six months after the end of season 7, with Dexter’s sister Deb (Jennifer Carpenter, Gone) working as a private investigator and the divide between them even bigger.

During its eight seasons, Dexter won two Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards, and was named one of the best-written television series of all time by the Writers Guild of America.

The show also stars David Zayas (Skyline), Julie Benz (TV’s Defiance), Jason Gedrick (War Flowers), James Remar (Hatfields & McCoys) and Yvonne Strahovski (TV’s Chuck).

Dexter: The Complete Final Season contains all twelve episodes
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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: Wreck-It Ralph

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High-Definition and HD 3D Digital Release Date: Feb. 12, 2013, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD & Standard-Definition Digital Release Date: March 5, 2013

Price: DVD $29.99, Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99, Four-Disc Blu-ray 3D $49.99

Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

A bad guy with a heart of gold? That’s the subject of Disney’s family movie Wreck-It Ralph.

A contender for best animated film of the year, Wreck-It Ralph features the voice of John C. Reilly (Carnage) as the titular Ralph, the bad guy in his own popular videogame. But Ralph knows he’s much more and sets out on an adventure to prove that he’s really a hero with a heart of gold. Along the way, he teams up with some unlikely new friends, including misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman, Peep World).

Jack McBrayer (The Campaign) voices Fix It Felix Jr., Jane Lynch (Rio) is the voice of Sgt. Calhoun and Mindy Kaling
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Radiant Films International Acquires International Rights To Madame Bovary; Stars Mia Wasikowska And Paul Giamatti

Radiant Films International has come aboard to handle the international rights to the period drama Madame Bovary starring Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) who are now joined by Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin), it was announced today by Radiant Films. President and CEO Mimi Steinbauer.

Directed by Sophie Barthes (Cold Souls) and written by Rose Barrenche who has adapted Gustave Flaubert.s classic novel, Madame Bovary is produced by Joe Neurauter & Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment (The Wackness, Better Living Through Chemistry).  Andrij Parekh is on board as director of photography (Blue Valentine).

Miller joins the cast as Madame Bovary.s love interest, Leon. He stunned audiences for his portrayal as a young killer in Lynne Ramsey.s We Need To Talk About Kevin for which he was nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and a British Independent Film Award.  Miller
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First Trailer For The Trouble With Bliss, Starring Michael C. Hall

Thanks to his work on both Six Feet Under and Dexter, Michael C. Hall has sadly never been much of a movie guy. While he's been a big name for over a decade now, he's only actually been in three movies, those titles being Paycheck, Gamer and Peep World. Fortunately, that number is soon to grow. The Trouble With Bliss, which premiered last year at the Newport Beach International Film Festival, is finally scheduled to arrive in theaters and with the news comes the first trailer. Adapted and directed by Michael Knowles, the film is based on the novel East Fifth Bliss by Douglas Light Watch the trailer below and head over to Apple to see it in HD. In addition to the trailer, Apple has also posted the first poster, which you can see right here: The story follows Morris Bliss (Hall), a man stuck in arrested development. While
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in The Darkness; Jason Jones Joins The Black Marks

  • Collider.com
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has signed on to star in The Darkness, a thriller that Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) will direct.  The script by Megan Holley (Sunshine Cleaning) is loosely based on the Henry James novel Turn of the Screw.  The story follows "a young American student working for a charismatic tutor in an English manor house who becomes convinced that she and the children she is warding are being haunted."  Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino (Peep World) will produce alongside Ben Forkner (The Killing Room).  According to Screen Daily, The Darkness will shoot in Europe this summer.  Winstead is coming off stellar Sundance buzz for her performance in Smashed, and will next be seen in the June 22 release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Hit the jump for details on Jason Jones' role in The Black Marks. Deadline reports that Jones, a correspondent on The Daily Show since 2005, will join Kurt Russell,
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Joint Body – Sliff Review

Joint Body was originally reviewed during the St. Louis Filmmaker’s Showcase.

Joint Body is the newest film from indie writer and director Brian Jun, whose 2006 film Steel City earned him the Sundance Channel Emerging Director award at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The film was shot just across the Mississippi River in Illinois, Jun.s home state.

The story takes place over seven days in a small town, following Nick (Mark Pellegrino) as he stumbles through an uncertain future. Having served seven years in prison, Nick is released on parole, with the condition that he relinquishes all rights of custody over his now teenage daughter to his ex-wife. Nick settles into a shabby halfway house and secures a job welding for a fabricator. Nick.s brother Dean (Ryan O.Nan) is now a cop on the vice squad, fresh out of the academy. In an awkward attempt to
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‘The Help’ Cast to be Honored at the Hollywood Film Awards

HollywoodNews.com: Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel to be honored at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony.

The 15th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards, presented by Starz Entertainment, are pleased to announce that the cast of DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media’s “The Help” – Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O’Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Cicely Tyson and Mike Vogel – will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder of the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on the evening of Monday, October 24, 2011, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Hollywood Film Awards Gala launches the awards season.
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Lionsgate Finds Its ‘Next’ Great Horror Film

Company Acquires Adam Wingard’s You’Re Next

Santa Monica, CA (September 21, 2011) – Lionsgate today announced that it has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to You’Re Next, following its screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement was made jointly by Joe Drake, Lionsgate’s co-coo and Motion Picture Group President, and Jason Constantine, President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions.

Directed by Adam Wingard from a script penned by Simon Barrett, You’Re Next is a petrifying horror story starring Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, A.J. Bowen, Nicholas Tucci and Barbara Crampton. Snoot Entertainment’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu produced the project with Simon Barrett and Kim Sherman. The film reunites the principal cast from Wingard and Barrett’s shocking serial-killer thriller A Horrible Way To Die, which screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.

In You’Re Next, during a family reunion getaway, the Davison family comes under a sadistic attack.
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New Release: Larry Crowne DVD and Blu-ray

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Release Date: Nov. 15, 2011

Price: DVD $29.99, Blu-ray $34.99

Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Julie Roberts starts to understanding what Tom Hanks is driving at in Larry Crowne.

The comedy-drama romance (okay, we’ll call it a romantic comedy, as well) Larry Crowne, starring Tom Hanks (Road to Perdition) and Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love), fills the slot of feel-good movie of the summer of 2011.

Directed and co-written by Hanks, the film sets its sights on the happy-go-lucky company man Larry Crowne (Hanks), who finds himself edged out of his job in a downsizing. Larry takes the loss of his job in stride and decides to start over by enrolling at a local college. At school, he quickly falls in with a colorful pack of scooter-riding outcasts, but it’s in his public-speaking class where Larry develops an unexpected crush on his beautiful but troubled teacher, Mercedes Tainot (Roberts). Through his own determination,
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Slfs 2011 Review: Joint Body

Joint Body is the newest film from indie writer and director Brian Jun, whose 2006 film Steel City earned him the Sundance Channel Emerging Director award at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The film was shot just across the Mississippi River in Illinois, Jun.s home state.

The story takes place over seven days in a small town, following Nick (Mark Pellegrino) as he stumbles through an uncertain future. Having served seven years in prison, Nick is released on parole, with the condition that he relinquishes all rights of custody over his now teenage daughter to his ex-wife. Nick settles into a shabby halfway house and secures a job welding for a fabricator. Nick.s brother Dean (Ryan O.Nan) is now a cop on the vice squad, fresh out of the academy. In an awkward attempt to rekindle some connection that never exists between him and his brother, Dean
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Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2183

One quick note on today's ratings before you have a look, the rating for The Presence may actually be for Lionsgate's The Possession, which was previously titled Dibbuk Box. The studio has been messing around with the title for that film and this one is a Lionsgate feature, but not one I had heard of. Other than that, here are the new MPAA ratings from Bulletin No: 2183.

Chromeskull: Laid To Rest 2 Rated R For strong bloody violence, language and some nudity. Glee The 3D Concert Movie Rated PG For thematic elements, brief language and some sensuality. Release Date: August 12, 2011 The Hagstone Demon Rated R For sexual content, nudity, violence and language. Kill Katie Malone Rated R For language and some horror images. Main Street Rated PG For mild thematic elements, brief language and smoking. Release Date: September 9, 2011 The Pardon Rated PG-13 For thematic material including disturbing violent imagery, nudity and sexual situations,
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Terri – The Review

I believe the only people who truly enjoyed high school are those who breezed through the experience. For the rest of us, those four (or more) years of high school falls somewhere on a sliding scale of misery ranging from an annoying itch to a torturous punishment inflicted by the worst kind of mad scientist.

Stereotypes are common in films about teenagers, especially when set against the backdrop of high school. The truth is, teenagers and stereotypes go hand-in-hand. Without teenagers, there would be no stereotypes, but the burnouts, jocks and preppies of the .80s no longer apply in the new millennium. No, the typical characters of the John Hughes era have evolved along a parallel plane into some not better or worse, but different.

Director Azazel Jacobs (Momma.S Man, The Good Times Kids) delves into the strange world of the high school outsider with Terri, written by first-timer Patrick Dewitt.
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Blu-Ray Review: Unfunny ‘Peep World’ Wastes Spectacular Comedic Cast

Chicago – “Peep World” plays like the pilot for a failed sitcom that will never end. The running time clocks in at a mere 79 minutes, but the ordeal feels so much longer. One can imagine the canned laughter on TV Land appreciating these gags, which are embarrassingly lame. It’s not long before the miserable, ashen-faced characters begin to mirror the audience.

What’s astounding is the sheer level of comedic talent that has somehow been assembled for this mess. Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Judy Greer, Ben Schwartz and Stephen Tobolowsky have far better things to do than waste time with this dreck. Were they really dying to work with director Barry W. Blaustein, whose last comedy was 2005’s offensive Special Olympics satire, “The Ringer”? Or were they swayed by the utterly humorless script by Peter Himmelstein, best known for doing the title design in “Slums of Beverly Hills”?

Blu-Ray Rating:
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This Week on DVD: Limitless, Take Me Home Tonight, Dark Days: 10th Anniversary Edition

  • FilmJunk
This week on DVD and Blu-ray we've got smart pills, video games and uh... Topher Grace. Major releases hitting stores today include the Bradley Cooper thriller Limitless, '80s party comedy Take Me Home Tonight starring Topher Grace and Anna Faris, and the direct-to-dvd action flick Tekken, based on the popular fighting game. Digging a little deeper, some of the week's smaller releases include indie comedy Peep World starring Michael C. Hall and Sarah Silverman, a thriller called Cracks directed by Ridley Scott's daughter Jordan, and the 10th Anniversary Edition of Dark Days, Marc Singer's documentary about the homeless population living in New York City's subway system. Also, new to Blu-ray we have Amelie, Boyz N The Hood, and the Criterion release of Jean Cocteau's original 1946 Beauty and the Beast. What will you be buying or renting? Check out the full list of relevant releases after the jump.
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DVD: DVD: Peep World

Sarah Silverman made the podcast rounds a while back to talk up The Bedwetter, her bestselling memoir, and Peep World, an ensemble comedy-drama in which she co-starred. The latter project radiated promise. Beyond a cast that included Michael C. Hall, Rainn Wilson, Judy Greer, Ron Rifkin, Taraji P. Henson, Ben Schwartz (Jean-Ralphio on Parks And Recreation), Kate Mara, Alicia Witt, Lesley Ann Warren, and Stephen Tobolowsky, Peep World promised a much-buzzed-about Silverman nude scene, which seems to have ended up on the cutting-room floor. Comedy geeks had ample cause to anticipate a Peep World theatrical release, but it never arrived ...
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Peep World

Family gatherings can be rough even when the only things to fight about are the age old grievances borne from childhood conflicts and parental resentment. Add in one of the siblings writing an expose on the messed up lives of all the family members and the backbiting and name calling reaches new heights. Peep World tells the story of one such family; a family that already hated one another for various personality quirks and failings, only to have said faults written out for the world to read. The film makes an interesting statement about the harmful effect of bringing the wrong kind of attention to delicate matters while also commenting on our culture that places value on behind-the-scenes access even if it ultimately harms how relationships play out. Director Barry W. Blaustein’s dark comedy couldn’t have asked for a better cast, but it can’t keep up the
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This Week On DVD and Blu-ray: July 19, 2011

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Beauty and the Beast (Criterion Collection) I stayed up late so I could watch this before posting today's column. I'd seen this film only once before, as part of my Janus collection, but that release contains none of the special features available on the full Criterion disc, such as two commentaries, Phillip Glass' opera based on Cocteau's film, interviews, featurettes and a restoration trailer. All of which I didn't have a chance to explore yet, but will shortly and will tell you all about them in a review that is already half-written after watching the film this late evening.

So, in short, yes, for the film alone this is worth the purchase. This is a wonderful and fantastical telling of the story that most only know nowadays through Disney's animated version. However, if you ask me, Disney's version pales in comparison.
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