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(Aotn) Best known for their work in the realm of film, brothers Ethan and Joel Coen are well on their way to further making their mark in the TV realm as well! It has just been revealed that Netflix has acquired the rights to the Coen Brothers Western anthology series “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”. This will mark the Coen Brothers first work as writers and directors for television, although they do have executive producer credits.
The first season of the series will consist of six episodes and is said to begin streaming on Netflix sometime in 2018. Here’s what we know about the series so far:
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” will be divided into six different stories, each one focusing on a different viewpoint and tale of the Wild Wild West. Tim Blake Nelson (O’Brother, The Incredible Hulk) will take on the role of Buster Scruggs, the hero of the story, »
- Kristyn Clarke
"And the Oscar goes to, Adam Sandler!" Are those words you ever thought you would hear in your lifetime? As crazy as it may sound, we can't absolutely rule it out. The Meyerowitz Stories earned the actor a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes and there has been considerable buzz ever since. Now Netflix has released the first trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and it actually seems like this buzz may have been warranted. Plus, we get to see Ben Stiller punch Adam Sandler in the face.
Netflix stepped in and scooped up The Meyerowitz Stories after it premiered, which has been standard practice for them on the festival circuit these days. Not to mention that they have a contract with Adam Sandler that has him produce original movies for them, but those are the usual Happy Madison offerings that most people probably wouldn't watch unless they were free on Netflix. »
Disney's decision to pull their movies from Netflix is just the latest move in a continuing trend of legacy media companies shifting their content to home-grown streaming services, in response to dwindling cable and satellite subscribers. Given that Netflix's core business is delivering movies to consumers, this would seem like devastating news, right? Turns out, Netflix hardly blinked!
Perhaps anticipating Disney's actions, Netflix has made a series of their own announcements regarding original content. In the past couple weeks Netflix signed a deal with TV icon David Letterman, purchased comics/film auteur Mark Millar's Millarworld company, and released new trailers for several of their key productions, like Bright, The Defenders, and Stranger Things 2. Netflix, like HBO, Starz, and Showtime, has long-realized that the future of their business is tied to unique and original concepts, rather than relying upon increasingly expensive, short-term licensing deals for existing movies and TV shows. »
- David Kozlowski
Streaming giant to premiere western anthology next year.
The western anthology, produced by Annapurna Television, will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West. Tim Blake Nelson will star as Buster.
Cindy Holland, vice-president of original »
Streaming giant to premiere Western anthology series next year.
The Western anthology, produced by Annapurna Television, will feature six tales about the American frontier. Each chapter will feature a distinct story about the American West. Tim Blake Nelson will star as Buster.
Cindy Holland, vice-president »
The Coen brothers are the latest filmmakers to make the leap to the small screen.
On Wednesday, Netflix announced that Joel and Ian Coen are directing and writing an original western anthology titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs that is set to premiere on the streaming service sometime next year. "We are streaming motherf**kers!" the Coens said in a joint statement.
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The anthology is to feature "six tales about the American frontier," and will star Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs. Nelson has already worked with the Coen brothers in O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000.
The filmmakers are four-time Oscar winners. In 2007, they earned an Academy Award for writing Fargo, and in 2008, they won Best Picture, Best Achievement in Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay for their film, No Country for Old Men.
More: Netflix in Talks for Another Gilmore Girls Season, But One Star »
Joel and Ethan Coen have found a home for their Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The six-part story heads to Netflix in 2018. Actor Tim Blake Nelson, who previously co-starred in the Coen brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou?, will play Buster Scruggs.
"We are streaming motherfuckers!," the Coen brothers said in a statement after Netflix announced the acquisition. According to the streaming service, "the Western anthology will feature six tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter »
Nashville – Glen Campbell had many acts in his long career – sought after session guitarist, singer, TV & movie star and country personality – but his greatest contribution to culture may be the 2011 public announcement of his Alzheimer’s disease, and the documentary about the condition, “I’ll Be Me.” Campbell died on August 8th, 2017. He was 81.
The amiable persona he built as a pop music star was amplified by his variety show “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour,” which ran on CBS-tv from 1969 to 1972. The show opened every week with his hit song “Gentle on My Mind,” and featured the good time personality of Campbell interacting with the guests and musical acts, which included an eclectic mix of artists like Ray Charles, The Monkees, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, The Righteous Brothers, Liza Minnelli and Tom Jones. And this was all before his signature song, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” became an unlikely number one hit in »
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The last 25 years have not been kind to the Western genre, but that’s in part because Clint Eastwood’s “Unforgiven” shaped the genre for the next several decades. Like “The Wild Bunch” back in the ’60s, it removed the romanticism from the Old West but introduced the humanity that has led to revisionist takes like “True Grit,” “Dead Man” and “The Revenant.” Here are all the reasons “Unforgiven” remains the best Western of the last 25 years, and one of the best of all time. The film’s opening overture falls in line with the classical tradition, but Eastwood quickly subverts. »
- Brian Welk
Campbell and Wayne in True Grit.
Glen Campbell, one of the most popular voices in the history of country western music, has passed away at age 81. Since 2011 he had waged a valiant battle against Alzheimer's disease. He continued to perform even as the ailment took a toll on him physically and mentally. His experience was chronicled in the acclaimed 2014 documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me". Campbell hit his stride in the 1960s and became a popular country "crossover" artist who appealed to audiences that generally didn't patronize country western music. He sold 45 million records over the course of his career. The telegenic, squeaky-clean, nice guy image served Campbell well. He appealed to both young fans and older audiences and had a popular TV variety series, "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" that ran between 1969-1972. Campbell's acting debut was a promising one. He co-starred opposite John Wayne in the Duke's 1969 Oscar-winning »
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Glen Campbell, the honey-voiced singer-songwriter-guitarist who had a slew of country and pop hits in the 1960s and ’70s and earned an Oscar nom for Best Song from the 2014 docu Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, died today in Nashville. He was 81. He had struggled with Alzheimer’s since 2011. Campbell starred in the classic 1969 Western True Grit opposite John Wayne, who landed his only Oscar for the lead role of Rooster Cogburn. Campbell had a country top 10 and minor pop hit… »
Country legend Glen Campbell, whose crossover hits “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” forged a lasting bridge between country and pop music, died Tuesday. He was 81.
In 2011, Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and mounted a well-publicized farewell tour. His official Twitter posted the news of his death. His daughter, Ashley Campbell, also shared a heartfelt message online.
Campbell was hardly the first country artist to break out of the rural regional radio ghetto — the Nashville Sound of Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves had produced several wide-appeal hits in the early ’60s — but his influence in expanding country music’s parameters and fanbase was substantial. His signature hits often combined orchestral arrangements and traditional pop hooks with countrified lyrical themes and vocal stylings, catalyzing both the “countrypolitan” and soft rock subgenres that would proliferate in the 1970s. (John Denver and Kenny Rogers both owe much »
- Andrew Barker
Glen Campbell has died. The country legend was 81.
Campbell died Tuesday in Nashville, his family confirmed in a statement posted to his website.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease … In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the CareLiving.org donation page.”
The family adds, “A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow. The family appreciates »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Hey, gang! Welcome back for another look at this week’s upcoming horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases. August 8th is going to be another busy day for fans, as we have some incredible Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to.
Arrow Video has put together an incredible limited edition Blu-ray set for Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and Scream Factory has assembled two stellar Collector’s Editions for both Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too. Fans of the Coen brothers' Fargo will undoubtedly want to add the new Steelbook edition of the film to their collections this Tuesday, and for those of you interested in unconventional vampire films, be sure to check out The Transfiguration this week, too.
Fargo: Steelbook Collector’s Edition (Shout! »
- Heather Wixson
In an age where special effects reign supreme, there’s one aspect of the filmmaking process that hasn’t gone through a radical transformation — music. Some of the best movies in any given year would be sorely lacking without their memorable scores, and this has remained true well into the first two decades of the 21st century.
Film composers play an integral part in the filmmaking process, and there are a handful whose bodies of work stand out in recent years. Of course, this list of 12 major composers only begins to scratch the surface of the talent out there. There are plenty of other worthy contributors to the medium who didn’t make the cut — Danny Elfman and John Williams, we’re looking at you — but rest assured that this top dozen represent the cream of the crop.
- Gabrielle Kiss
Scream Factory is celebrating one of the best decades of werewolf films, the 1980s, with their August 8th release of Teen Wolf and Teen Wolf Too on respective Collector's Edition Blu-rays, and as a special treat for fans of the hairy comedies, we've been provided with three copies of each Blu-ray to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
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- Derek Anderson
Teen Wolf Collector's Edition Blu-ray: "He Always Wanted To Be Special … But He Never Expected This!
Like all teenagers, Scott Howard (Michael J. Fox, the Back To The Future trilogy) is going through some … changes. But unlike the rest of the students at Beacontown High School, Scott's changes include long hair that covers his entire body, claw-like fingernails, fangs, a heightened sense of smell, superhuman strength and the extraordinary ability to … play basketball? And that's just the beginning.
Naturally, these uncanny new features turn this lovable loser into the most popular kid in school. But by embracing his newly minted popularity, has the Teen Wolf lost sight of what it truly means to be Scott Howard?
New 2017 High-Definition Film Transfer Taken From The Interpositive Never. »
- Tamika Jones
It seems WWE superstar John Cena has been cast in the new Transformers spin-off film Bumblebee, alongside the previously cast Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit). This is the first Transformers spin-off, of which the studio hopes is the beginning of a Hasbro-cinematic universe. Don't worry, the world is not ending, you're safe. For now. Anyway, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "the story is set... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Monday’s announcement comes four months after Skydance disclosed it had launched an animated division and formed a multi-year partnership with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios to develop and produce a slate of animated feature films and TV series. It had announced at that point that Linda Woolverton would write “Split” and Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger would write “Luck.”
Skydance said it plans to release both films in partnership with Ilion.
“Vicky and Alessandro have played instrumental roles in bringing to life some of the most beloved animated franchises of all time and it is my pleasure to welcome them both into the Skydance family,” said Skydance’s Chief Executive Officer, David Ellison. “We are fortunate that – together with Linda Woolverton on ‘Split’ and Aibel & Berger on ‘Luck’ – we now »
- Dave McNary
Anghus Houvouras on the contemporary Masters of Cinema…
Sometimes a good movie conversation can lead you to interesting places. Take the discussion around the wildly overpraised Baby Driver; a good movie that’s being called a ‘masterpiece’ (it’s not). During the discussion my friend Simon Columb posted this on Twitter:
Edgar Wright ain't no "master". Bloomin' eck pic.twitter.com/4HJzn2sS8X
— Simon Columb (@screeninsight) July 2, 2017
I love Edgar Wright. I’ve watched the entire catalog of his work many, many times. Hell, I’ve watched the two series of Spaced At Least a dozen times. The man has an amazing sense of style and kinetic storytelling that feels uniquely his own. But even with a gun to my head I would not list him among the modern contemporary masters of cinema (even one that shoots cars). But, thanks to that hyperbolic burst of circle-jerk fandom, a thought came to mind? »
- Anghus Houvouras
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