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Film Review: ‘Un Traductor’

It’s not often a Sundance premiere evokes memories of no less than “Patch Adams,” but unfortunately that comparison is hard to avoid with “Un Traductor.” Siblings Rodrigo and Sebastian Barriuso’s first feature feels maudlin and contrived, even though it’s based on their own father’s experience as a translator assisting Havana hospital staff with Ukrainian patients in a children’s ward after the Chernobyl disaster. This drama’s combination of the slick and crudely string-pulling may seem an awkward fit for Park City, but Brazilian star Rodrigo Santoro’s presence should boost its chances in the more commercial settings where it belongs.

In 1989 Malin (Santoro) is a professor of Russian literature at the University of Havana, living a comfortable life with his art-curator wife, Isona (Yoandra Suarez), and young son Javi (Jorge Carlos Perez Herrera). One day he and other department members are mysteriously relieved of their teaching duties — because, it turns out,
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Speaking of Red Nose Day, Why Didn’t People Like Patch Adams?

Today is Red Nose day and it’s fairly new to us Americans so let’s give it a brief overview. Red Nose Day aims to end child poverty by raising money and awareness for kids in the U.S. and around the world. The non-profit Comic Relief, which uses comedy to raise money for disadvantaged people, launched Red Nose Day in the United Kingdom in 1988. Since then, the day has raised more than $1 billion globally. Red Nose Day launched in the U.S. in 2015 and has since raised $60 million. That money has benefited children and young people in all

Speaking of Red Nose Day, Why Didn’t People Like Patch Adams?
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Film Review: ‘Everyone’s Life’ (Chacun sa vie)

Film Review: ‘Everyone’s Life’ (Chacun sa vie)
As far as late-career ruts go, Claude Lelouch has carved out one of the most comfortable, reliably crafting languid, tonally unpredictable slices of haute-bourgeois French life like a more anarchic Garry Marshall. For his 46th feature, “Everyone’s Life” (Chacun sa vie), Lelouch takes a cue from Marshall’s trio of multi-character omnibus projects, recruiting an even starrier than usual troupe of top-tier Gallic actors for a rambling outing in the Burgundy wine-country town of Beaune, and the change of scenery brings out both his best and worst instincts.

Spotlighting a dozen barely-written characters who face romantic complications during Beaune’s annual jazz festival, “Everyone’s Life” contains a few of the most effective individual scenes in the director’s recent filmography, as well as some of the most befuddling. At moments, the film passes as breezily as an afternoon nap after quaffing a bit of the region’s vintages
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Off The Shelf – Episode 91 – New Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, May 24th 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for Tuesday, May 24th 2016.

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Follow-Up Keaton shorts collection Bill & Ted News Warner Archive: Unsinkable Molly Brown, They Were Expendable, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Victor / Victoria Kino Lorber: I Wake Up Screaming,Battle of the Sexes, Fritz Lang’s Western Union, Destiny Grindhouse Releasing: Fulci’s A Cat in the Brain Disney Movie Club: The Boatniks Signal One upcoming releases Universal: Patch Adams BFI: Carmen Jones (Released by Fox in the Us), The Crying Game, Cry of the City (Coming in September from Kino in the Us) Kickstarter: RoboDoc Links to Amazon 54 Director’s Cut Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917–1923 The Chase Devlin (1974): The Complete Series French Postcards Iphigenia Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers King & Four Queens Manhunter A Married Woman Mystery Science Theater 3000
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Cannes: Prominent U.S. Indie Producers Team on Miracle of Fatima Film

Rome — The miracle of Our Lady of Fatima is set to get a new high-profile cinematic treatment.

In the latest of a growing crop of major faith-based films, several prominent U.S. indie players, including Origin Entertainment, Frida Torresblanco (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) and Rose Ganguzza’s Rose Pictures (“Kill Your Darlings”), have teamed up on “Fatima,” to be directed by Italy’s Marco Pontecorvo and shot at Rome’s Cinecittà Studios.

Fatima” will mark the most ambitious attempt to reconstruct the solemn supernatural events surrounding the supposed apparition of Mary to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917, since Warner Bros.’ classic “The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima” in 1952.

On May 13, 2017, the Catholic Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary of what became known as “the miracle of the sun,” said to have been witnessed by thousands of people. Pope Francis has stated he will visit Portugal for the occasion.
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Film Review: ‘Miracles From Heaven’

Film Review: ‘Miracles From Heaven’
The very premise of “Miracles From Heaven” offers an argument against its own existence. If there are miracles everywhere we look, who wants to waste time on a movie this middling? Not that faith-based audiences will object to the unapologetic manipulations in such an innocuous slice of inspirational hokum, especially when it’s served up with the utmost sincerity. Instead the frequently fickle crowd should turn out in droves for a pic that’s a spiritual successor in every way to 2014’s sleeper hit “Heaven Is for Real.” This similarly “based on a true story” tale of a child who claims to have visited heaven and lived to share the good news looks perfectly poised for a blessed run at the box office during the same Easter-season window.

Helmer Patricia Riggen’s pic (arriving months after her previous film, “The 33”) may be preaching to the choir, but those unlikely
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The 44th Festival du nouveau cinéma announces lineup of nearly 400 films

The 44th edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema has just announced their entire lineup and it’s pretty insane! The festival which takes place in Montreal from October 7 to 18 is screening nearly 400 films and events in only 11 days. This includes 151 feature films and 203 short films from 68 countries – 49 world premieres, 38 North American premieres and 60 Canadian premieres. Give credit to the team of programmers: Claude Chamberlan, Dimitri Eipides Julien Fonfrède, Philippe Gajan, Karolewicz Daniel, Marie-Hélène Brousseau, Katayoun Dibamehr and Gabrielle Tougas-Frechette.

Below is the lineup. There’s a lot to process so take your sweet time!

Opening and closing

The whole New Testament directed by Jaco Van Dormael (Toto the Hero, Mr Nobody, The Eighth Day), will kick off this 44th edition.

After its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes last May, the new opus unconventional Belgian director, starring Benoît Poelvoorde (Three Hearts, Ransom of Glory), Yolande Moreau (Mammuth,
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BFI Review – Cecil B. Demented (2000)

Cecil B. Demented, 2000.

Directed by John Waters.

Starring Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier, Mink Stole, Ricki Lake, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jack Noseworthy and Michael Shannon.

Synopsis:

A crazed cult kidnap an A-list film star, determined to make a new shocking, underground film…

Fed up of the relentless onslaught of Hollywood junk? Watch Cecil B. Demented. Are you sick of the tired sequels and unforgiving escapades of another Avenger? And are you bored of the inevitable overkill of a year-on-year release pattern of Star Wars? Then you should watch Cecil B. Demented. Cinema, as an escape, is integral to the experience. We’re voyeurs, peering into a world we love or hate; a world we fantasize or fear. John Waters is no stranger to the underground film scene: the midnight gross-out movie. In a season at the BFI, John Waters has his complete collection back on the big screen.
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All of the Celebrities Endorse Bernie Sanders

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All of the Celebrities Endorse Bernie Sanders
128 celebrities — including actors, musicians, and doctors who dress as clowns — signed a letter endorsing Bernie Sanders to become the 2016 Democratic nominee for President. Posted on Sanders's official website, the letter has a wildly eclectic assortment of names, including Margaret Cho, Patch Adams, Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Zoë Kravitz, Justin Long, Killer Mike, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Tweedy, Hans Zimmer and so on. Donald Trump has Tom Brady, so. But how epic would it be if Hans Zimmer wrote the score for a Sanders political ad? Braaaaaammmm!
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Netflix Is Retiring All These Movies in September! Check Out the List Before It's Too Late

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Every month, Netflix retires a handful of movies and shows. This month, a ton of great titles are disappearing, including The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Star Trek Into Darkness, and High Fidelity. Basically, you don't have as much time as you thought to catch up on The It Crowd or The Slap. Don't make the mistake of waiting until If I Stay is gone! Check out the full list of titles below - before it's too late. Once you've stocked up your list with all these movies, take a look at the new ones coming in September! Expired Sept. 1 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Doomsday Preppers, seasons one through three Ink Master, season two Jackie Brown Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Mortal Kombat: The Movie Patch Adams Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Rules of Engagement School of Rock She's the One Sleepless in Seattle The It Crowd,
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Here’s What’s Coming And Going From Netflix in September

It’s almost September and that means Netflix is about to refresh their content, for better or worse. Some of the notable titles leaving include: High Fidelity, Anchorman 2, and The Skeleton Twins. So if you haven’t seen some of these titles, plan your nights accordingly. We of course can look forward more than a few new titles including The Monster Squad, Moonrise Kingdom (pictured above), and The Walking Dead: Season 5.

Available 9/1

72 Dangerous Animals: Australia: Season 1

Arthur: Season 17

Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)

Battle Creek: Season 1

Blackbird (2014)

Capital C (2014)

Combustion (2013)

Da Jammies: Season 1

Divorce Corp. (2014)

Giggle and Hoot’s Best Ever! (2014)

Hamlet (1990)

Hardball (2001)

Heather McDonald: I Don’t Mean To Brag (2014)

Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)

Los hombres también lloran: Season 1

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Mississippi Damned (2009)

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Volume 1

Mouk: Season 1

Our Man in Tehran (2013)

Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)

Person of Interest:
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What's Leaving Netflix in September 2015

As you've likely heard, a slew of high-profile movies, including "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "World War Z" are leaving Netflix in September, thanks to the expiration of a deal with Epix.

Also going bye-bye, TV series including "Coach," "Undeclared," and Britcom "The It Crowd."

Leaving September 1

"Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London" (2004)

"Bratz: Rock Angelz" (2005)

"Care Bears: Big Wish Movie" (2005)

"Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot" (2004)

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000)

"Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!" (2009)

"Doomsday Preppers": Season 1-3

"Electrick Children" (2012)

"FernGully: The Last Rainforest" (1992)

"Ink Master": Season 2

"Jackie Brown" (1997)

"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998)

"Mortal Kombat: The Movie" (1995)

"Patch Adams" (1998)

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" (2006)

"Rugrats in Paris: The Movie" (2000)

"Rules of Engagement" (2000)

"Rumpelstiltskin" (1987)

"Sarah's Choice" (2009)

"School of Rock" (2003)

"She's the One" (1996)

"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)

"The It Crowd": Series 1-4

"The Lost Boys" (1987)

"Total Recall" (1990)

"W." (2008)

Leaving September 2

"Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
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Ken Jeong: I Was an 'Intense' Doctor Before I Became an Actor

Ken Jeong: I Was an 'Intense' Doctor Before I Became an Actor
He's made a name for himself as a zany comedic actor in The Hangover and on Community, but once upon a time, Ken Jeong was a practicing physician.

"I was very happy," as a general practictioner, Jeong told critics at ABC's summer press tour. "My wife still works part time at the Hmo. All my best friends are doctors. The last six years of my life have been an amazing bonus."

Jeong, who writes, executive produces and stars on ABC's new show, Dr. Ken, had a passion for performing and would do stand-up comedy on the side. "I was so intense as a doctor,
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Netflix Adding 'Life Itself,' 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Plus 24 More Movies in March

Netflix Adding 'Life Itself,' 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Plus 24 More Movies in March
Netflix may be losing such classics as "Cool Runnings," "Seven" and "Dumb and Dumber" come March, but the premium streaming service will be gaining a handful of new titles throughout the month in return, from fan favorites like "Teen Witch" to acclaimed Oscar nominees such as "How To Train Your Dragon 2" and "Finding Neverland." As always, the roster of new Netflix additions should please casual moviegoers and cinephiles alike. Check out the over 20 new titles coming to the streaming library in March below, plus Indiewire's personal picks on what to stream. Available 3/1 "Patch Adams" (1998) "The Brothers Grimm" (2005) "Teen Witch" (1989) "Evelyn" (2002) "Mercy Rule" (2014) "Monster High: 13 Wishes" (2013) "Monster High: Ghouls Rule" (2012) "Rules of Engagement" (2000) Indiewire Pick: "Finding Neverland" (2004)Before Johnny Depp turned...
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Netflix New Releases: List Of Movies And TV Shows Available Streaming In March

Netflix has a number of movies and TV shows set to be available streaming in March and among them, one of the most 80s movies that ever 80s'ed, Teen Witch. How's Netflix possibly top that? Well, the March list does include the arrivals of Archer Season 5, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Finding Neverland and the college-set Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, among other titles. Here are the list of movies and TV shows that Netflix will make available throughout the month of March. (Please keep in mind that dates and titles are subject to change). Week of March 1 Finding Neverland - 3/1/2015 The Brothers Grimm - 3/1/2015 Teen Witch - 3/1/2015 Patch Adams - 3/1/2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - 3/6/2015 Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden - 3/6/2015 My Own Man - 3/6/2015 Archer Season 5 - 3/7/2015 Glee Season 5 - 3/7/2015 Week of March 8 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn 3/9/2015 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club
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What’s New on Netflix: March 2015

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At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Netflix Streaming adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may have previously been on Netflix, only to have been removed and then added back. We will update this list as more titles are added closer to the end of the month.Movies March 130 for 30: Of Miracles and Men (2015)The Brothers Grimm (2005)Evelyn (2002)Finding Neverland (2004)Mercy Rule (2014)Monster High: 13 Wishes (2013)Patch Adams (1998)Rules of Engagement (2000)Teen Witch (1989) March 5The ABCs of Death 2Food Chains (2014) March 6Aziz Ansari Live at Madison Square Garden (2015)My Own Man (2014) March 9After the Fall (2014)Cesar Chavez (2014)The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014) March 10Monster High: Haunted (2015) March 11How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) March 15Marvel & Espn
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New on Netflix Streaming: March 2015

What will March bring to Netflix? Plenty of great TV shows, some killer recent and classic movies, and a slew of highly anticipated Netflix Originals.

First off, there's more amazing TV coming to Netflix in March than we've seen in the past six, with new seasons of "Mad Men," "Glee," and "Archer" coming to the streaming service. What's more? The complete series of "3rd Rock From the Sun" (Yes!) and "A Different World" are also being added. For the latter, I plan on queueing up some "very special episodes" that remind me of my childhood. Also, Marisa Tomei was on it. Remember?! In addition to the shows you know, some spankin' new Netflix Originals are being added: Tina Fey's half-hour comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," starring "The Office's" Ellie Kemper, and "Bloodline," a dramatic thriller starring Oscar-winner Sissy Spacek.

In terms of movies, Netflix is not disappointing. Recent releases
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Robin Williams Movie Quotes: TheWrap Reads Memorable Lines in Honor of Late Actor (Video)

Robin Williams Movie Quotes: TheWrap Reads Memorable Lines in Honor of Late Actor (Video)
The video tribute pays homage to some of Williams’ most memorable lines from films ranging from hit comedies like “Mrs. Doubtfire” to acclaimed dramas such as “Dead Poets Society” and “Good Will Hunting.” TheWrap's class clown Jeff Sneider even dared to follow in Williams’ cinematic footsteps by performing Armand's flamboyant dance from “The Birdcage.” Other films excerpted include “Good Morning, Vietnam,” “Aladdin,” “Patch Adams” and “One Hour Photo,” as well as the TV series “Mork & Mindy,” which launched Williams to stardom. Everyone at TheWrap will miss Williams dearly, though he'll live on in our hearts and movie memories forever. Enjoy,
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Emma, Evan & Sarah: “American Horror Story” Fun at Comic-Con

Taking care of some promotional duties, Emma Roberts attended the Twentieth Century Fox shindig with beau Evan Peters and costar Sarah Paulson at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 26).

The “Adult World” babe sported a Fifth top and Bec and Bridge skirt as she hammed it up for the cameras alongside the “Patch Adams” stunner outside Pizzeria Mozza.

Earlier in the day, Emma, Evan and Sarah all showed up at a panel discussion during which the new cast for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” season was announced.

On the roster this time around will be stars like Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Michael Chiklis and Jessica Lange.
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Robot Chickens and Selfish Milkshakes: 'Adult Swim' 101

There was a certain point in history, somewhere between The Simpsons and Daria, when TV animation ceased to be the sole provenance of kids drooling over their morning bowls of Lucky Charms. These days, cartoons for grown-ups are not only ubiquitous, but hilariously twisted and high-quality to boot — and that's due in large part to a phenomenon called Adult Swim. What began as a freaky little block of late-night programming has evolved into a vast, even-freakier universe of animated and live-action series with a sardonic, absurdist sense of humor that's
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