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'Changeling,' 'Serena' and More on Netflix This July (Plus Indiewire's Picks)

22 June 2015 10:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: 9 Indie Tearjerkers Now Streaming on Netflix With summer heating up and humidity on the rise, Netflix is offering a handful of new titles to keep indoor streaming as relaxed and enjoyable as ever. This July, new titles featuring A-list stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Angelina Jolie are making their way onto the streaming platform, as are some new cult classics and genre favorites. Check out all of the July additions to Netflix below, plus Indiewire's picks on what to stream. Available 7/1 "Alive" (1993) "Bulworth" (1998) "Grandma's Boy" (2006) "Hostage" (2005) "Piglet's Big Movie" (2003) "Saw V" (2008) "Set Fire to the Stars" (2014) "Shooting Fish" (1997) "The Secret of Roan Inish" (1994) "Underworld: Evolution" (2006) Available 7/4 "Faults" (2014) Available 7/9 "Serena" (2015) Available 7/14 "Goodbye to All That" »

- Zack Sharf

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What's New on Netflix in July 2015

22 June 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you want to see the new horror film, "Creep," about a videographer who answers an ad on Craigslist and soon finds the assignment is not what it seems, it's available only on Netflix. Writer-director Mark Duplass stars in the film, which is available to stream on July 14.

Also new on Netflix in July: The latest Chris Tucker comedy special, the critically panned Jennifer Lawrence period film "Serena," Spike Lee's "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus," and the thriller "The Guest" (starring "Downton Abbey's" Dan Stevens).

You can also catch up with the final seasons of "Glee" and "White Collar."

Below is a full rundown of what's new on Netflix in July 2015, provided by Netflix. As always, all titles and dates are subject to change. We've also got you covered in terms of what's leaving Netflix in July 2015.

Available July 1

"Alive" (1993)

"An Honest Liar" (2014)

"Bad Hair Day" (2015)

"Bionicle: The Legend Reborn »

- Sharon Knolle

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Russell Tovey and Douglas Hodge are the latest stars to join Tom Hiddleston's Night Manager

19 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Russell Tovey and Alistair Petrie are the latest stars to join the BBC and AMC's miniseries The Night Manager.

A television adaptation of the classic John le Carré novel, it will star Tom Hiddleston as an ex-soldier named Jonathan Pine, who is recruited for the British intelligence service by the mysterious Burr (Olivia Colman).

Jonathan Pine is sent to investigate an alliance between Washington DC, Whitehall and a major arms dealer by infiltrating weapons trader Richard Onslow Roper's (Hugh Laurie) gang.

Joining Cranford star Petrie and Being Human's Tovey as a new cast addition is Douglas Hodge.

Hodge's notable credits include playing Bartholomew Rusk in Penny Dreadful, and appearing in the films Diana and Serena.

Directed by Academy Award-winning film In a Better World's Susanne Bier, The Night Manager is expected to premiere next year. »

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Madame Bovary movie review: why woman why cry?

11 June 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A cold, sterile film, bereft of the spirit and danger Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel demands. I’m “biast” (pro): love Mia Wasikowska

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

It’s kind of ironic, but if you want a sense of the stifling, dull life young Emma Bovary desires escape from, in her early-18th-century rural French countryside, this rendition of Gustave Flaubert’s groundbreaking novel Madame Bovary does a pretty good — if unintentional — job of it. Not even the awesome Mia Wasikowska (Maps to the Stars) can save this tepid and charmless adaptation, from director Sophie Barthes, which is a real shame, because it’s a wonderful classic tale of how the things the world told (and still tells) women we should be happy with — a reliable husband; a nice home — simply »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Week in Blu-ray: Us Edition – Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Duff, Project Almanac, Society and more

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

Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis continues his weekly look at what treats are in-store this week on Blu-ray in the Us in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, hit teen-comedy The Duff, time-travelling with Project Almanac and Brian Yuzna’s Society

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Both a critical and public darling, Matthew Vaughn’s hugely exciting spy adventure has been a massive success across the globe as well as in the UK and Us. Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Mark Strong and Michael Caine are part of an elite British espionage team trying to track down the evil Samuel L. Jackson.

See Also: Read our review of Kingsman: The Secret Service here

The Duff

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A decent-sized hit on its release earlier this year, The Duff joins the ranks of Mean Girls and Easy A as one of the »

- Scott J. Davis

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Aussies hotter for Entourage than the Yanks

8 June 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

At first glance it may seem Australian cinemagoers are keener to see Entourage than audiences in the Us.

The feature spin-off of the series that ran for eight seasons on HBO opened at No. 1 in Australia, fetching $3.4 million last weekend and almost $4.1 million with previews.

Contrast that with the Us where the film starring Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara,. Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven entered in fourth spot with a lousy $US10.2 million in three days and $17.6 million since the launch last Wednesday.

To be fair, writer-producer-director Doug Ellin.s comedy was flattened by a steam-roller in the Us: Melissa McCarthy.s Spy, which bowed at No. 1 with $29 million.

Here, the Paul Feig-directed Spy pocketed nearly $2 million in its third frame, advancing to a lucrative $9.9 million.

The only other wide release in Oz, Cameron Crowe.s Aloha, rang up $1.47 million and $1.8 million with previews, a mediocre debut considering »

- Don Groves

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What's New on Netflix, TV, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 8-14

8 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | 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.

New on Netflix

"Orange Is the New Black"

It's here! Season 3 of Netflix's crazy addictive prison dramedy is available Friday, June 12. Hopefully you've got tiii-iii-iiime to stream all 13 episodes in one long binge.

"Nightcrawler"

Jake Gyllenhaal gets creepy as a freelance crime journalist in L.A. in this highly acclaimed thriller. Catch it on Netflix starting June 10.

"Grace of Monaco"

This one ... was not so critically acclaimed, but sometimes the critics get it wrong, or the bashing just lowers expectations enough that the film is a pleasant surprise. No promises, but check out Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, with Tim Roth as Prince Rainier III, when "Grace of Monaco" hits Netflix on June 8.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Serena"

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper make a great on-screen team ("Silver Linings Playbook, »

- Gina Carbone

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The rise of Bradley Cooper: From Sex and the City to American Sniper

4 June 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper has become a huge Hollywood star in recent years. Unlike many top actors, who seem to burst onto the scene, Cooper slipped into our collective consciousness over time, moving from minor TV roles to cult movies until he was a bona fide blockbuster.

With the arrival of his latest hit American Sniper in Sky Store, we look back over the fascinating rise of Bradley Cooper:

The early years

As an unknown actor, Cooper made his television debut in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance in Sex and the City in 1999. His first significant role was opposite Jennifer Garner in Jj Abrams's Alias from 2001-06, not as Sydney Bristow's secret agent love interest but as her mild-mannered and slightly awkward reporter friend.

In 2008, he starred in sinister horror film The Midnight Meat Train, a story of a photographer who becomes obsessed with a New York City serial killer called the 'Subway Butcher'. »

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Aloha – The Review

28 May 2015 8:46 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Summer’s settling in, the kids are out of school, so how about a vacation? Or at least a visit to the multiplex to take in a very popular vacation spot. And you wouldn’t be leaving the good ole’ Us of A! I’m referring to our 50th state, Hawaii. So who will you be traveling with on this cinematic stay in the Pacific’s paradise? Well, it’s a gaggle of true, “big deal” Hollywood actors and actresses. So, was it the mild temps and gorgeous beaches that lured this impressive cast here? It didn’t hurt, but the main lure may have been the chance to work with the celebrated author/director Cameron Crowe. After leaving the pages of Rolling Stone magazine, he contributed the script for the seminal 80’s teen comedy/drama Fast Times At Ridgemont High. When he took on directing in 1989, he made a »

- Jim Batts

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Kristian Levring readies Prohibition-era drama 'Devil’s Lake'

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

Exclusive: Danish director Kristian Levring (The Salvation) is set to make a new Prohibition-era drama.

Devil’s Lake is set to shoot in the Czech Republic next spring.

This will mark the latest collaboration between Danish outfit Zentropa and Sirena Film, the Prague-based prouction company that has also worked on such recent Scandinavian projects as A Royal Affair, The Shamer’s Daughter, 1864 and Us film Serena by Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier.

TrustNordisk will be handling sales.

Levring’s revenge western The Salvation, starring Mads Mikkelsen, was a Midnight Screening in Cannes last year

The new project was confirmed in Cannes by Sirena’s Kristina Hejdukova. »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Time Machine: Rare Woman Foreign Film Oscar Winner Bier on the Red Carpet Long Before Directing Cooper-Lawrence Duo

15 May 2015 7:07 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Susanne Bier Oscar winner 'In a Better World' director Susanne Bier Susanne Bier, whose In a Better World won the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, is seen above on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre. The other 2011 Oscar nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film category were: Rachid Bouchareb's Outside the Law / Hors-la-loi (Algeria). Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (Mexico). Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (Greece). Denis Villeneuve's Incendies (Canada). As in previous years, several international favorites were left out of the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. Among these were the following: Xavier Beauvois' French Academy César winner Of Gods and Men / Des hommes et des dieux (France). Semih Kaplanoglu's 2010 Berlin Film Festival winner Bal / Honey (Turkey). Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Cannes Film Festival winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Thailand). Prior to In a Better World, »

- D. Zhea

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Bradley Cooper Set to Play Recurring Character on CBS’s Limitless

13 May 2015 11:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

There may be no more reliable leading actor working in Hollywood today than Bradley Cooper, who recently led Clint Eastwood's excellent, woefully misunderstood mega-hit American Sniper and provided the voice of Rocket Raccoon in some movie called Guardians of the Galaxy. This year, he's already been seen in the slightly underrated Serena and will lead both Cameron Crowe's Aloha and David O. Russell's Joy. On top of this, he will be co-starring in Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and, as Deadline has reported, will be featured in a recurring supporting role in CBS's full-series adaptation of Limitless, the 2011 supernatural thriller starring Cooper. As reported awhile ago, Cooper will be producing the series as well, which casts relative newcomer Jake McDormand as Brian Finch, a young man who discovers and starts taking Nzt, a drug that unlocks untapped potential in the human brain. [caption id="attachment_81235" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Relativity[/caption] »

- Chris Cabin

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Time Machine: Lawrence Is Dazzling Woman in Red

24 April 2015 2:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jennifer Lawrence in a long, red dress at the Oscars Jennifer Lawrence at the Academy Awards Stunning in a red dress, Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Lawrence was a first-time Best Actress Oscar nominee for her first major film role: a near-destitute, young Ozark woman looking for her missing drug-dealing father in Winter's Bone, Debra Granik's generally well-received indie drama. Winter's Bone also earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (John Hawkes), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini; based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell). Jennifer Lawrence's competitors in the Best Actress Oscar race were: Annette Bening for Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for John Cameron Mitchell's Rabbit Hole. Natalie Portman, the eventual winner, for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. »

- D. Zhea

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Six Sales Takes Rebecca Ferguson-Starrer ‘Snow’ (Exclusive)

24 April 2015 3:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Six Sales has acquired world sales rights to Shamim Sarif’s classically styled love story-cum-suspense thriller “Despite the Falling Snow,” a Cold War tale of betrayal starring Rebecca Ferguson — about to explode on the world as Tom Cruise’s co-star in Christopher McQuarrie’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.”

Paramount Pictures bows the fifth “Mission Impossible” worldwide on July 5. Demonstrating range, Ferguson (“The White Queen”) will also star alongside Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in Stephen Frears’ upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins,” in which she plays Grant’s long-suffering wife.

Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman Nichols & Adler represents North American sales. Six Sales will screen “Snow” at the Cannes Film Market in its market premiere.

Produced by Hanan Kattan for London-based Enlightenment Productions and Sarif’s fourth feature, “Despite the Falling Snow” also stars Charles Dance, celebrated as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”; Sam Reid (“Belle,” “Serena,” “The Railway Man »

- John Hopewell

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Olivia Munn cast as Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse

14 April 2015 12:21 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Olivia Munn has been cast in the role of Psylocke in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'. The 34-year-old actress, who recently starred alongside Johnny Depp in the action comedy film 'Mortdecai', has confirmed that she will appear as Psylocke/Betsy Braddock in the Bryan Singer-directed movie, which already boasts an impressive cast that includes Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac and James McAvoy. Brian Singer wrote on Instagram: ''Excited to welcome @oliviamunn as Betsy Braddock! #Psylocke #XmenApocalypse #Xmen.'' Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence recently revealed 'X-Men: Apocalypse' will be her last film in the franchise. The 24-year-old actress, who's starred as Raven/Mystique in the Marvel films, explained that the eagerly-awaited new movie will mark the final time she appears in the role. Speaking at the premiere of her latest film 'Serena', Jennifer was asked about the upcoming 'X-Men' movie, to which she replied: ''It is my last one, »

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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin's Romantic Weekend Squashes Split Rumors

6 April 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

If you thought Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin were over, apparently it's time to rethink what's really happening between the two stars. Despite the fact that they haven't been seen together since Harry Styles's 21st birthday party in late January, reports claim the couple is still going strong. According to People, Jennifer and Chris shared a romantic Easter weekend together in NYC. The duo's relaxed Saturday included an afternoon at Central Park, where they dined at the famed Tavern on the Green and visited Strawberry Fields, the John Lennon memorial. A source revealed, "Because their table was facing the courtyard and was against the glass wall, people pretended to be taking selfies so they could be seen in the background. It was very funny." The couple also shared cute interactions; according to Us Weekly, a source said they "were whispering to each other and giggling." After the meal and »

- Nick-Maslow

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The Weekend's Must-See Snaps!

29 March 2015 6:49 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jennifer Lawrence's adventures in NYC continue. On Sunday, the actress kept it casual while stepping out in the Big Apple. Her downtime comes just one week after she got Bradley Cooper laughing super hard at an event for their movie Serena. Elsewhere, Kerry Washington and Gina Rodriguez paired up for a sweet moment, Josh Duhamel channeled his inner tough guy on set, and Kim Kardashian showed off her physique while stretching it out. Keep reading to see all that and more. »

- Nick-Maslow

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Weekend Box Office: Dreamworks’ ‘Home’ takes top spot, ‘It Follows’ makes big impact in wide release

29 March 2015 3:46 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Home, the newest feature from animation studio Dreamworks, won the top spot in its opening weekend, beating out competitors with a $54 million opening. The total marks Dreamworks’ first box office top finish since Mr. Peabody and Sherman achieved the feat a year ago, and the studio’s first opening weekend victory since 2013’s The Croods. The PG-rated Home was joined at the top by fellow new opener and R-rated Get Hard, as the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy took in $34.6 million in its opening weekend, good for a second place finish.

Among the rest of the films, the other big entry was the indie horror film It Follows. Distributors’ plans to forego a VOD opening this weekend in favour of taking the film to a wide theatrical release instead paid off, as the movie made $4 million in its expansion, finishing in fifth place on the chart with a $4 million total. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Box Office: 'Home' is no. 1 as 'Get Hard' is Will Ferrell's biggest debut in five years

29 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The box office giveth and the box office taketh away, but this weekend was bountiful for four different movies. DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox's "Home" took the top spot with $54 million.  That's the biggest debut for Dwa since "Madagascar 3: Europe Most Want" in 2012 and the first real smash opening for the company since Fox became their distribution and marketing partner. This is a huge win for DreamWorks since "Home" is their only major release in 2015.  The family film also earned an A Cinemascore rating which means it should have good word of mouth with family audiences over the coming weeks.  Globally, the $135 million budgeted flick has earned $101.5 million so far. It's one of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell's worst reviewed films of their careers, but audiences didn't seem to care as "Get Hard" took the second spot with $34.6 million.  The Warner Bros. release is actually Ferrell's biggest »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘Serena’ is an incoherent mess

29 March 2015 11:10 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Serena

Written for the screen by Christopher Kyle

Directed by Susanne Bier

USA/France/Czech Republic, 2014

Based on a bestselling novel by Ron Rash, Serena, as brought to the screen by director Susanne Bier and screenwriter Christopher Kyle, feels like a husk of an adaptation even to one completely unfamiliar with the source material. It’s the sort of film that, at least in the form prepped for theatrical release, makes one inclined to believe its makers have completely lost the ability to tell a story. And it’s not like that ever seems like a deliberate stylistic choice, with Bier actually focusing on some thematic flourish off on the sidelines. Serena is always focused on its plot. Its perpetually rushed, choppily told, borderline confusing plot.

Part of the trouble in the telling is that the film’s a tonal mess. In her native Denmark, and with American cinema forays »

- Josh Slater-Williams

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