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New to Streaming: ‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘Antichrist,’ ‘The Prestige,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Antichrist (Lars von Trier)

Like the majority of Lars von Trier films, from the first moments of Antichrist, one will be able to discern if it’s an experience they want to proceed with. For those will to endure its specific unpleasantness, there’s a poetic, affecting exploration of despair at its center. Chaos reigns, indeed. – Jordan R.

Where to Stream: FilmStruck

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly)

Last year marked
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‘Out in the Dark’ Director Michael Mayer Tapped for ‘Tu, Mio’ Adaptation

‘Out in the Dark’ Director Michael Mayer Tapped for ‘Tu, Mio’ Adaptation
Machete” writer Álvaro Rodriguez and “Out in the Dark” director Michael Mayer are attached for a movie version of Erri De Luca’s Italian bestseller “Tu, mio” (“You, mine”), Variety has learned exclusively.

Paola Porrini Bisson and Oh!pen Productions are producing. Rodriguez and Mayer are adapting De Luca’s 1998 novel.

The book is set in post-war Italy and tells of a teenage boy who falls for an older woman with a dark secret. De Luca, whose “The Weight of the Butterfly” is in development with Dean Zanuck, was at the center of a free-speech trial in Italy for most of last year.

Bisson previously produced the Tribeca winner “The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars,” “A Musical Imprinting” and “Trees That Walk,” all penned by De Luca.

Mayer’s first feature, “Out in the Dark,” had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to play over 125 film festivals.
See full article at Variety - Film News »

What's Leaving Netflix in March 2016

  • Moviefone
March 2016 is a sad month for some Netflix subscribers.

Say goodbye to '90s films "American Pie" (1999), "Hackers" (1995), Mel Gibson's "Hamlet" (1990), "Indecent Proposal" (1993) and "Jumanji" (1995) in March. Also disappearing: Will Smith movies "Hitch" (2005) and "Men in Black II" (2002), as well as oodles of TEDTalks that are all expiring next month.

Here's the complete list of what's leaving Netflix streaming in March.

Leaving March 1, 2016

"Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman" (2000)

"American Pie" (1999)

"American Wedding" (2003)

"Atlantis: The Lost Empire" (2001)

"The Babysitters" (2007)

"The Chosen One" (2010)

"Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986)

"Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights" (1992)

"Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000)

"Hackers" (1995)

"Hamlet" (1990)

"Hannie Caulder" (1971)

"Hardball" (2001)

"Hart's War" (2002)

"Hitch" (2005)

"Indecent Proposal" (1993)

"Johnny Dangerously" (1984)

"Jumanji" (1995)

"Masters of the Universe" (1987)

"Men in Black II" (2002)

"The Monster Squad" (1987)

"Not Another Teen Movie" (2001)

"Paycheck" (2003)

"Switchmas" (2013)

"The United States of Leland" (2003)

"Wings" (1927)

Leaving March 2, 2016

"Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams" (2013)

Leaving March 3, 2016

"Night Catches Us" (2010)

Leaving March 4, 2016

"Getting
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Round-Up: Ultimate Night Of The Living Dead #3 Issues Trailer, X-Files UFO, Shudder & Sundance, Doctor Who Blu-rays, Yoga Hosers, House Shark

The wait is almost over, Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3 issues will be released on February 24th. Also in this round-up: details on The X-Files UFO event, Shudder's partnership with Sundance Film Festival, two Doctor Who Blu-rays, Yoga Hosers comic, and House Shark.

Ultimate Night of the Living Dead #3: "For those of you that have been looking for our 3rd issues, your patience will be rewarded. Issue 3 Super Packs and individual titles will be released on February 24th, 2016.

Follow as Evans County continues to fall into the grips of an undead invasion. See the invasion from 10 different perspectives.

Sh*t’s about to get real."

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The X-Files UFO: "It’s an Out-Of-This-World X-Files Experience That Fans Won’t Want to Miss

Come See the UFO Today in Los Angeles At The Grove (189 Grove Dr., La) from 8:00 Am – 10:00 Pm

Share your Pictures on Your Favorite
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Jewish Film Institute Launches VOD Platform of 35 Titles (Exclusive)

Jewish Film Institute Launches VOD Platform of 35 Titles (Exclusive)
The Jewish Film Institute's new VOD platform, Jfi On Demand, includes festival favorites from the Sfjff archives over the past three decades, including "5 Days" by Yoav Shamir, "Aliyah" by Elie Wajeman, "Out in the Dark" by Michael Mayer, "Forgiveness" by Udi Aloni, "Live and Become" by Radu Mihaileanu and more. The 35th edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns to the Bay Area this year from July 23 to August 9, 2015 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, the CinéArts Theatre in Palo Alto, the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, The California Theatre in Berkeley, and the Lakeside Theater in Oakland. Since 1981, the festival has screened over 1500 films. Read More: Noir City and Jewish Film Festival Compete for San Francisco Cinephiles To view all 35 film titles on Jfi On Demand, visit jewishfilminstitute.org.
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

Berlin: Breaking Glass Pictures Takes U.S. on Reel Suspects’ ‘Love’ (Exclusive)

Richard Wolfe’s Breaking Glass Pictures has taken U.S. rights to “Love in the Time of Civil War,” which, sold by Matteo Lovadina’s Paris-based Reel Suspects, has also closed Italy (Open Reel), France (Optimale) and the U.K. (Tla), the last two territories in the final run-up to this week’s European Film Market.

The sales announcement comes at Reel Suspects has also added Thai Anucha Boonyawatana’s Panorama player “The Blue Hour” to its Berlin sales slate.

Directed by Montreal’s Rodrigue Jean, whose “Lost Song” won best Canadian feature at the 2008 Toronto Festival, docudrama “Love in the Time of Civil War” centers on Alex, a young addict who sells his body in Montreal. Along with Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Eric and Velma, he’s caught up in a spiral of compulsion, hostage to society’s market logic, shuffling from one dingy apartment to the next, where desire
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#SDCC14: Day Two (July 25th) Horror Highlights Include The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Horns, Everly, The Originals, Wayward Pines, Bates Motel, Tusk, and More

We're back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year's Sdcc, and you better rest up! On tap are "The Walking Dead," "Bates Motel," "Sleepy Hollow," Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and More!

What you'll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few "fringe" panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Day 2: Friday, July 25, 2014

10:00 Am - Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line

As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? Pw's
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what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from May 20)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Final Member: the world’s only penis museum is no joke, but there’s plenty funny (and enlightening, and poignant) in this sweet portrait of a man dedicated to completing his life’s work [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit: why reboot remains a question, but this is a smart popcorn thriller with a surprisingly sensitive performance by Chris Pine, and a wonderfully badass one by Kevin Costner [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] The Lego Movie: you’ve seen this all before — it’s Toy Story meets The Matrix — just not done in Legos [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Lone Survivor: true story of a failed Navy Seal mission acknowledges the powerful fraternity of soldiers without being jingoistic, and depicts the intensity and adrenaline of a battlefield without being pornographic [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

The Patrol: a rough experience,
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Queer Ink and Kashish Film Festival celebrate 5th year of collaboration

Films and literature.

These are perhaps the most powerful mediums in the world that can influence like no other.

Through these, society can be educated, discrimination can be eradicated and positive social change made into reality.

Sadly, there is still much discrimination towards Lgbtqia (Lesbian; Gay; Bisexual; Transgender; Queer; Intersex; Asexual) persons throughout the world and not just in India where being something other than “straight” is criticised and furthermore, homosexuality is now a crime.

However, the journey towards Lgbtqi human rights continues to progress despite the challenges.

May is a big month for celebrating and inspiring hope through both films and literature as the biggest gay and lesbian film festival in India, the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival kicks off on the 21st of May – 25th of May 2014.

Kashish was founded by Sridhar Rangayan, a courageous and inspirational activist and film maker.

In its 5th edition, the festival
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Kashish Mumbai Int’l Queer Film Festival to open with gay love story “Out in the Dark”

Kashish Mumbai Int’l Queer Film Festival to open with gay love story “Out in the Dark”
A still from the opening film “Out in the Dark

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2014 will open with Michael Mayer’s Out in the Dark (Israel, Palestine, USA), a love story between an ambitious Palestinian student and an idealistic Israeli lawyer caught in a minefield of socio-political conflict.

The festival which will take place from May 21 – May 25 at Liberty Cinema, New Marine Lines and Alliance Française de Bombay; will screen around 154 films from 31 countries including shorts and features in both narrative and documentary category.

Twenty-eight Indian films will be screened at the festival. National Award winning director Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi short film Mitraa, based on Vijay Tendulkar’s play Mitrachi Goshta, will be screened on Saturday May 24, 4.45 pm at Liberty Cinema in a short film package ‘Indian Showcase’.

Pradipta Ray who was the winner of Riyad Wadia Award for Emerging Indian Filmmaker at Kashish 2012 will return with Bengali
See full article at DearCinema.com »

what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Mar 18)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

Maidentrip: a remarkable documentary about a remarkable kid, and an incredibly optimistic look one young person making her dreams come true [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Wolf of Wall Street: a debauched end-of-empire horror story disguised as an outrageous comedy, with remarkable performances from Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] 47 Ronin: historical action drama can’t quite decide how fantastical it wants to be, and so ends up in an intriguing but unsatisfying mushy middle [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

Kill Your Darlings: murder mystery among the early Beats in 1940s New York; Daniel Radcliffe is a revelation as young Allen Ginsberg [at Amazon Instant Video] Saving Mr. Banks: smart, snappy story about the making of Disney’s Mary Poppins will leave you walking on air; Tom Hanks,
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GLAAD Media Awards Celebrate Blue Is The Warmest Color And Dallas Buyers Club

While the Academy Awards is the ceremony sure to earn the most ink over the coming weeks, the GLAAD Media Awards are an honor held more closely to the hearts of some. Seeking to celebrate films, TV shows, mini-series and websites that represent the Lgbt community, GLAAD's ceremony shines a spotlight on a part of the artistic community that has been forced into the shadows for too long. You can see the full list of nominations at THR, but we're sharing the film nominations below: Outstanding Film - Wide Release Blue Is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects) Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) Kill Your Darlings (Sony Pictures Classics) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Sony Pictures Releasing) Philomena (The Weinstein Company) Outstanding Film - Limited Release Concussion (RADiUS-The Weinstein Company) Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures) Out in the Dark (Breaking Glass Pictures) Reaching for the Moon (Wolfe Releasing) Yossi (Strand
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'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' earn GLAAD Media Awards nominations

  • Pop2it
The 2014 GLAAD Media Awards nominations have been announced, celebrating TV shows, movies, music artists and journalism that puts forth fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

The awards are given our in two ceremonies, April 12 in Los Angeles and May 3 in New York. The nominees are as follows:

Outstanding Drama Series

"The Fosters"

"Grey's Anatomy"

"Orphan Black"

"Pretty Little Liars"

"Shameless"

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

"Glee"

"Modern Family"

"Orange is the New Black"

"Please Like Me"

Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular Lgbt character)

"Bride and Prejudice," "The Soul Man"

"Larp and the Real Girl," "Supernatural"

"Secret Lives," "Drop Dead Diva"

"Snow Angels," "Elementary"

"There's the Door," "Necessary Roughness"

Outstanding TV Movie or Miniseries

"Behind the Candelabra"

"In the Flesh"

Outstanding Documentary

"Bridegroom"

"Call Me Kuchu"

"God Loves Uganda"

"The New Black"

"Valentine Road
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GLAAD Media Award Nominees Announced

This morning the national Lgbt media advocacy organization GLAAD announced nominees for the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. According to GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis, the year “has brought momentous progress for Lgbt people and families – and our nominees have created images and stories that continue to challenge misconceptions, shatter stereotypes, and change hearts and minds of millions all across the globe.”

There are 130 nominees in 29 categories but a few notable honorees include wide release films Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena and Kill Your Darlings, all of which were previously reviewed here on TheBacklot.

In the limited release category, Geography Club scored a nod. (The film is based on the classic Ya novel by AfterElton alum Brent Hartinger.)

In the outstanding TV drama category, ABC Family scored 2 nominees: The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars.

In the TV comedy category, perennial nominees Modern Family and Glee were joined by Brooklyn Nine-Nine and
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GLAAD Media Awards Noms Unveiled

The nation’s Lgbt media advocacy group has revealed the nominees for its 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards. In the Outstanding Film – Wide Release category, Sundance Selects’ Blue Is The Warmest Color will go up against Focus FeaturesDallas Buyers Club, Sony Pictures Classics Kill Your Darlings, Sony Pictures’ The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones and The Weinstein Company’s Philomena. On the TV side, nominees for Outstanding Drama Series are The Fosters (ABC Family), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Orphan Black (BBC America), Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) and Shameless (Showtime). The Comedy Series hopefuls are Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox), Glee (Fox), Modern Family (ABC), Orange Is The New Black (Netflix) and Please Like Me (Pivot). The MSNBC leads all networks with four noms, followed by ABC with three. Sony Pictures, The Weinstein Company and Breaking Glass Pictures are the only multiple nominees on the film side. The honors recognize media for their fair,
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‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees
Dallas Buyers Club,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the Lgbtq community.

The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton on April 12 and New York’s Waldorf Astoria on May 3. Special honorees (yet to be announced) will be recognized in each city.

There are 130 nominees in total: 93 noms in 20 English-language categories and 37 noms in nine Spanish-language categories. English-language cablers received 28 noms, broadcast nets reeled in 11 and Netflix earned its first kudos.

The nominees also include news coverage of Lgbtq issues in print, broadcast and web outlets as well as musicians, comicbook writers and bloggers. Interviews with NBA players Jason Collins and Kenneth Faried on “E:60” and “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” respectively; Ariel Levy’s profile of
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees

‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Among GLAAD Media Awards Nominees
Dallas Buyers Club,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are among the films and TV shows nominated for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, which honors accurate representations of the Lgbtq community.

The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton on April 12 and New York’s Waldorf Astoria on May 3. Special honorees (yet to be announced) will be recognized in each city.

There are 130 nominees in total: 93 noms in 20 English-language categories and 37 noms in nine Spanish-language categories. English-language cablers received 28 noms, broadcast nets reeled in 11 and Netflix earned its first kudos.

The nominees also include news coverage of Lgbtq issues in print, broadcast and web outlets as well as musicians, comicbook writers and bloggers. Interviews with NBA players Jason Collins and Kenneth Faried on “E:60” and “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” respectively; Ariel Levy’s profile of
See full article at Variety - TV News »

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association Announces Dorian Awards Nominations

The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (Galeca), of which I am a proud voting member, has announced the nominees for its annual Dorian Awards named with a nod to the great and gay wit of Oscar Wilde.

The usual suspects ("American Hustle," "Gravity," "Her," "12 Years a Slave," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue is the Warmest Color") will vie for the Film of the Year against the not-so-unusual suspect "Laurence Anyways."

Lily Tomlin is deservingly receiving the Timeless Star honor simply because she's timeless! And of course, she's an .an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit..

Winners will be revealed on January 21st.

Here's the full nominations list of the 2013 Dorian Awards:

Film of the Year

American Hustle (Sony)

Blue is the Warmest Color (IFC)

Dallas Buyers Club (Focus)

Gravity (WB)

Her (WB)

Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass)

12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)

Film Performance
See full article at Manny the Movie Guy »

Win Out in the Dark on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
To mark the release of Out in the Dark on October 14th we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

The award-winning directorial debut from Michael Mayer, gay drama Out In The Dark (15) stars newcomer Nicholas Jacob as Arab student Nimr alongside Michael Aloni (Policeman, Infiltration) who plays Jewish lawyer Roy. A gripping story of forbidden Arab-Israeli love, Nimr is rejected by Islamic society for his sexuality, and outcast by Jewish society for his nationality.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 31st October at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available

The usual T&Cs can be found here. Good Luck!

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"Out in the Dark" Alights Upon a Number of Issues

The Israel-Palestine conflict has been ongoing for decades, affecting the lives of millions. Out in the Dark certainly isn’t the first film to address this conflict. But, now, director Michael Mayer (who co-wrote the script with Yael Shafrir) explores this conflict with a very personal perspective in Out in the Dark. Unfortunately—or maybe fortunately for Mayer—making this story more personal and character-driven makes the subject matter even more infuriating; it will get under your skin.

Nimr (Nicholas Jacob) is a Palestinian student taking a special class in Tel Aviv. One night after the class, he goes to a gay bar to see his drag queen friend Mustafa (Loai Nofi) perform. At the bar, he has a meet-cute with Israeli lawyer Roy (Michael Aloni). Despite their instant attraction to each other, Nimr knows that going any further with him would make things very complicated, so he does not pursue Roy.
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