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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 25 - 31

9 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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.

TV Worth Watching

"Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Sunday on A&E at 8 p.m.)

FX's final season of "Justified" and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge" have the most nominations going into this year's live show, which is hosted by Cat Deeley. A one-hour red carpet special will air before the awards are handed out. Check out the nominations. Hopefully there will be some memorable/juicy moments and speeches.

"Game of Thrones" (Sunday on HBO at 9 p.m.)

If you're not into awards shows, or you just want something to cut to during commericals or boring speeches, "Game of Thrones" will be airing Season 5, Episode 8, "Hardhome" on May 31. In this episode, Arya will make progress in her training, Sansa will confront an old friend, Cersei will "struggle," and Jon will »

- Gina Carbone

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How did a sci-fi geek like Simon Pegg miss the point of sci-fi so badly?

19 May 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Simon Pegg is thinking about retiring from geekdom. In a recent interview with RadioTimes, Pegg admitted exhaustion with the current state of cinema. Discussing the hits of yesteryear — “Taxi Driver,” “The Godfather,” and “Bonnie and Clyde” are among his favorites — Pegg questioned the rise of genre fiction.   I’m very much a self-confessed fan of science-fiction and genre cinema. But part of me looks at society as it is now and just thinks we’ve been infantilised by our own taste.   As far as it goes, this seems a valid critique. After all, these days for every “District 9” that makes you think about the horror of apartheid, for every “X-Men” helping the majority see through the eyes of the oppressed, there’s a dozen “Transformer” explosion-fests that make you think nothing at all. But Pegg didn’t stop there.   Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, »

- Donna Dickens

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‘Zoo’ on CBS Hopes to Make the Fans ‘Fear Their Schnauzers’

18 May 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS’ summer thriller series “Zoo” could be something the family can watch together — well, most of the family.

“We really want the whole world to fear their schnauzers,” executive producer Scott Rosenberg said of the adaptation of James Patterson’s novel about what happens when animals turn the tables on the humans who have hunted, trapped and terrorized them for centuries.

#Zoo's @JPFringe says it's "The Birds," but with the entire animal kingdom.

— Whitney Friedlander (@loislane79) May 18, 2015

Rosenberg was speaking during the 13-episode series preview panel on May 18 at the London Hotel as part of studio CBS Television’s summer press day.

Much of the series opted for live animals on set instead instead of CGI. This took some getting used to for actors like Nonso Anozie, one of the series’ stars and also one who wouldn’t describe himself as an animal lover.

#Zoo's @NonsoAnozie got a »

- Whitney Friedlander

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How Powers turned its first season around

17 May 2015 1:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Powers – the comic book show from PlayStation, with Sharlto Copley – got off to a shaky start. Thankfully, it improved over time…

Warning: this article begins spoiler-free for those yet to watch Powers, but features signposted spoilers later on.

If you’ve clicked on this article purely out of intrigue, let's start by filling you in on a few details before getting into the nitty gritty of Powers. This TV show (produced by Sony and aired exclusively on PlayStation) is an adaptation of a fantastically enjoyable series of comic books penned by Brian Michael Bendis (best known, arguably, for inventing the Ultimate Marvel universe) and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming (who also has lots of Marvel on his CV, as well as the Bluntman And Chronic comics).

Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim are the books’ protagonists - an experienced detective and his new partner, based in a fictionalised Chicago stuffed full »

- rleane

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Riseborough joins Coogan apartheid drama

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Andrea Riseborough joins Shepherds and Butchers ahead of June shoot.

Birdman star Andrea Riseborough is to star opposite Steve Coogan (Philomena) in apartheid drama Shepherds and Butchers.

WestEnd Films has launched Cannes sales on the project from Oliver Schmitz, director of 2012 Un Certain Regard entry Life, Above All, with shoot due to get underway in South Africa on June 15.

Cox’s script, adapted from the novel of the same name, sees a hotshot lawyer (Coogan) face his biggest test when he agrees to defend a white prison guard who has killed seven black men.

Anant Singh (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Brian Cox (Kite) produce the drama for Distant Horizon and Videovision Entertainment. Sudhir Pragjee, Sanjeev Singh and Basil Ford are executive producers.

Production design and costume design come from District 9 duo Mike Berg and Diana Cilliers, respectively.

“The film deals with the death penalty, which is a controversial issue globally and we believe »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Chris Pine & Elizabeth Olsen Jump Into 'Wind River,' Sharlto Copley Will Take On 'Free Fire' For Ben Wheatley

14 May 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cannes is in full swing, so that means a zillion deals and movie packages are being revealed. One of the biggest assembles two major stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen to star in “Wind River.” It’s the directorial debut of actor/writer Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the upcoming Cannes thriller “Sicario.” Pine will play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent (Olsen) in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [ScreenDaily] Ben Wheatley’s “High Rise” didn’t show up at Cannes, but the picture will turn up later this fall, you can bet. Meanwhile, the uber-prolific filmmaker is already prepping his next film, a gang shootout movie called “Free Fire.” It already stars Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Wheatley regular Michael Smiley. “District 9” actor Sharlto Copley announced on »

- Edward Davis

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Casting: Pine, Copley, Carrey, O'Dowd, Bening

14 May 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Wind River

Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in "Sicario" screenwriter Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut "Wind River" at Insiders, Thunder Road and Film 44.

Pine is set to play a fish and game hunter forced to confront his past when he joins a rookie FBI agent in a quest to solve a murder in the lawless Wind River Indian Reservation. [Source: Screen]

Free Fire

"District 9" actor Sharlto Copley has signed on to star in "Kill List" director Ben Wheatley's next film, the action thriller "Free Fire" which Martin Scorsese will executive produce.

Set in Boston in 1978, the story deals with a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. Luke Evans, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Michael Smiley also star. [Source: Twitter]

True Crimes

Jim Carrey is in talks to star in Alexandros Avranas' indie drama »

- Garth Franklin

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Sharlto Copley joins Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire

14 May 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ben Wheatley’s hotly anticipated upcoming movie High Rise based on the acclaimed novel by J.G. Ballard and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans won’t be hitting the big screen until later this year but already the English director is gathering a stellar cast for his next project Free Fire.

Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie) announced via his Twitter that he has officially signed on for Free Fire, although he doesn’t give up any details about what the role is. The South African will join the likes of Armie Hammer (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Cillian Murphy (In the Heart of the Sea), Luke Evans (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies) and long-time Wheatley journeyman Michael Smiley.

Set in Boston in 1978, Free Fire focusses on a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs that turns into a shootout and a game of survival. »

- Gavin Logan

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Leslie Mann Comedy from 'Hangover' Writers Goes to Paramount

8 May 2015 5:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Paramount Pictures has acquired the Us distribution rights to the currently Untitled Leslie Mann/Judd Apatow Comedy, a new female comedy from renowned filmmaking duo Jon Lucas & Scott Moore (writers of 21 & Over, The Hangover) and starring Leslie Mann. Jon Lucas & Scott Moore will direct the film which is based on their original screenplay.&#160Paramount will release the film in theaters on April 15, 2016.

Block Entertainment and Merced Media are producing alongside Judd Apatow&#160and Josh Church for Apatow Productions.&#160&#160 Lensing begins this summer in New York, with plot details for this female comedy being kept under wraps. Merced Media is fully financing the project with Bill Block and Merced's Raj Brinder Singh producing. Block Entertainment partner, John Friedberg, will executive produce.

Marc Evans, President of Paramount Pictures' Motion Picture Group said:

"We are excited to be partnering with Judd, Bill and their teams for this great project. Leslie, Jon and »

- MovieWeb

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Sony Renews PlayStation’s Superhero Show Powers For Season 2

6 May 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sony’s superhero drama Powers may not have lit up the PlayStation Network in a way the company would have hoped – perhaps stifled by the success of Marvel’s Daredevil – but that doesn’t mean the Japanese giant isn’t prepared to have another crack of the whip. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Sony will bring the series back in 2016 for season 2.

Following the ten-episode stint, the company will be looking to assemble the creative team back for another turn in the Powers Department, and here’s what Sony’s top brass had to say on the renewal.

“The reception to ‘Powers’ has been incredible and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind,” said John Koller, vp platforms marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as »

- Michael Briers

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Sony renews Powers for a second season

6 May 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony’s Powers adaptation – which aired exclusively on the PlayStation Network – has been renewed for a second season.

Sony’s VP of Platforms Marketing, John Koller, had this to say about the renewal:

“The reception of Powers has been incredible, and we are thrilled to have successfully launched a platform for original content with the PlayStation gamer in mind. We believe original content will continue to be a key pillar as we broaden the value proposition for PlayStation Plus, and we’re excited for what’s to come with season two of Powers.”

Powers will return in 2016, and stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, Chappie), Susan Heyward (Poltergeist, The Following) as Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, respectively, two detectives in the powered crimes division of the police force.

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- James Garcia

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Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details (Updated)

29 April 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the CHAPPiE Blu-ray and DVD release date for June 16, 2015, or a little over a month from now. Those of you pining for the CHAPPiE Digital HD release will be happy to learn that it will drop three weeks ahead of its physical disc counterparts on May 26, 2015.

Update: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has pushed back the CHAPPiE Digital HD release from May 26 to May 29.

CHAPPiE comes from the mind of Neill Blomkamp who shot to fame with the immensely successful Sci-Fi thriller, District 9. For CHAPPiE, the story about a reprogrammed robot who begins to think for himself, Blomkamp reenlisted Sharlto Copley to star in the writer/director's third straight film, and paired him with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.

The estimated production budget for CHAPPiE was $49 million and the film earned just over $31 million in North America. Overseas interest helped ease the pain a »

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Blu-ray details for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie revealed

22 April 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced details for the Blu-ray release of Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire), Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Sharlto Copley (District 9) and Hugh Jackman (X-Men: Days of Future Past), which will arrive on June 16th.

Pre-order Chappie On Amazon UK Or Amazon Us

In addition to the standard edition of Chappie, Sony will also release the Blomkamp³ Limited Edition Collection Blu-ray set, which will also include Blomkamp’s Elysium and District 9.

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. »

- Scott J. Davis

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Middle-Earth Coming to Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis – The Weta Workshop

21 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It looks like Christian Kane won’t be the only special effect on display at Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis the weekend of May 22nd – 24th. The multi-Academy Award® winning New Zealand design studio and physical manufacturing facility Weta will show off some of their best work at the  show at its visually striking Exhibitor Booth. Weta Workshop’s body of work includes movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Avatar, District 9, Chappie and many more.

Fans can meet Warren Dion Smith , international multi-award-winning hair and makeup artist at all three shows and have an opportunity to get a pair of Hobbit ears applied by one of the best in the business.

Warren Dion Smith

Fans who want to learn more about the makeup and prosthetics craft should also attend the Weta panels where Warren will perform a major Middle-earth makeup transformation on stage while fielding questions from the crowd. »

- Tom Stockman

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Neill Blomkamp’s CHAPPiE Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

20 April 2015 8:59 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has set the CHAPPiE Blu-ray and DVD release date for June 16, 2015, or a little over a month from now. Those of you pining for the CHAPPiE Digital HD release will be happy to learn that it will drop three weeks ahead of its physical disc counterparts on May 26, 2015.

CHAPPiE comes from the mind of Neill Blomkamp who shot to fame with the immensely successful Sci-Fi thriller, District 9. For CHAPPiE, the story about a reprogrammed robot who begins to think for himself, Blomkamp reenlisted Sharlto Copley to star in the writer/director's third straight film, and paired him with Hugh Jackman and Dev Patel.

The estimated production budget for CHAPPiE was $49 million and the film earned just over $31 million in North America. Overseas interest helped ease the pain a little as the film grossed $52 million outside this continent for a worldwide total of $83.3 million.

For its home video debut, »

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Directors' Trademarks: Neill Blomkamp

20 April 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Neill Blomkamp as director.

Although Blomkamp’s feature film career is young, his films have shown remarkable consistency and commitment to his vision as a director. Blomkamp started his career as a 3D animator. He worked on television shows before being promoted to lead animator for several feature films, and becoming more well known due to his talents. He created several short films which caught the eye of Peter Jackson. With Peter Jackson’s support, he was hired to direct his first feature length film, which was supposed to be a film adaptation of the video game series Halo. That film never got off the ground and Peter Jackson agreed to produce a feature »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Necktie Youth’

19 April 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Drastic extremes of poverty and privilege have long been interlocked in Johannesburg, yet while the city’s reputation as a township-encircled crime capital has informed the likes of “Tsotsi” and “District 9,” fewer films have centered on the quieter turmoil seething behind the high walls of its moneyed suburbs. Twenty-three-year-old Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s anguished, abrasive debut feature, “Necktie Youth,” should therefore come as an eye-opener to international auds, even as the millennial concerns it documents — substance abuse, sexual recklessness, insecure economic futures — are far from culturally exclusive. It’s Johannesburg’s still-shifting social and racial politics that lend distinctive fragility to a strain of youthful ennui that has been portrayed everywhere from Beverly Hills to Bridgend. Structurally wayward but vigorously felt and visualized, Shongwe-La Mer’s fest-friendly film — already screened at Berlin and Tribeca — captures both a generation and city in crisis.

The film’s title has a blunt, »

- Guy Lodge

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Rachel O’Connor to Run Amy Pascal’s New Label

14 April 2015 3:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amy Pascal’s production label at Sony continues to take shape with the appointment of long-time associate Rachel O'Connor to run her newly-named Pascal Pictures, Variety has confirmed.

O’Connor will leave her position as a senior v.p. for production at Sony Pictures to take the new job, where she will help Pascal make several marquee films and develop new projects.

O’Connor served as a senior production exec at Sony, working with Pascal for 17 years on projects like “Zombieland,” “District 9,” and the “Amazing Spider-Man” films. The newly-named executive will run both film and television endeavors.

Among Pascal’s projects are the relaunch of Spider-Man, which is being made in conjunction with Marvel, and a Barbie live-action film.

Deadline originally reported the news.

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- James Rainey

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Rachel O'Connor Exiting Sony Senior Vice President Post to Join Amy Pascal

14 April 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rachel O’Connor is stepping down as senior vp production at Sony Pictures to join Amy Pascal at her new production company, Pascal Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. O'Connor is expected to oversee both film and television in her new post. A longtime associate of Pascal’s, O’Connor has overseen such features as Zombieland, District 9 and the Amazing Spider-Man films. At Pascal’s new venture, which is based at Sony, O'Connor will find herself working on such projects as director Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters, a new adaptation of Little Women and a live-action Barbie film.

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- Gregg Kilday

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The 82nd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

9 April 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

As I mentioned last time out, this series has officially returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent (or now recent-ish) Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be attempting to do just that, time will still tell if it’s something that gets stuck with or not. Again, if nothing else, this continues to give you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright then, here goes nothing folks…behold my »

- Joey Magidson

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