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Movies New to Netflix in April: ‘Burning,’ ‘American Honey,’ and Extended Version of ‘Hateful Eight’

Movies New to Netflix in April: ‘Burning,’ ‘American Honey,’ and Extended Version of ‘Hateful Eight’
Netflix might be skipping this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the streaming giant is offering a bit of a mea culpa in its April offerings, which come with some exciting options from bonafide auteurs who also happen to be Cannes regulars, including Lee Chang-Dong, Andrea Arnold, and Quentin Tarantino. Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake” will also join Netflix’s ranks next month, along with classics like “All the President’s Men,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” and “Deliverance.”

In April, Netflix will add Lee’s lauded Cannes competitor “Burning,” which missed out on Oscar love but picked up plenty of other accolades during last year’s awards circuit, including a number of nods for star Steven Yeun. It will be joined by Arnold’s 2016 Palme d’Or entry “American Honey,” along with an extended version of Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”.

The streaming service will also
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Norman Hollyn, Film Editor on 'Heathers,' Music Editor on 'Sophie's Choice,' Dies at 66

Norman Hollyn, Film Editor on 'Heathers,' Music Editor on 'Sophie's Choice,' Dies at 66
Norman Hollyn, the respected film editor and music editor who worked on such films as Sophie's Choice, Heathers and The Cotton Club, has died. He was 66.

Hollyn was lecturing students from Tokyo University of the Arts in Yokohama, Japan, where he died Sunday night from a coronary embolism and subsequent cardiac arrest, Elizabeth Daley, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, wrote on Facebook.

An acknowledged expert in his field, Hollyn was a full professor at Sca and the inaugural holder of its Michael Kahn Endowed Chair in Editing. "Norm was such an important member of our faculty for many ...
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Legendary Horror Director and SFX Artist John Carl Buechler Dies at 66

Legendary Horror Director and SFX Artist John Carl Buechler Dies at 66
John Carl Buechler, whose Hollywood horror makeup and special effects made movies like Hatchet, Deep Freeze and the Michael Moriarty-starrer Troll into classic frightfests, has died. He was 66. 

Buechler died Monday after a bout with stage 4 prostate cancer, New York City-based genre film and Fantasia Film Festival publicist Ted Geoghegan confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. News of Buechler's death also appeared on a GoFundMe page launched a month ago by his wife, Lynn Buechler, to help pay for medical expenses incurred as part of his treatment.

"His family is absolutely devastated as are many of his fans ...
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Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield to Star in Romantic Drama ‘The Photograph’

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Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield to Star in Romantic Drama ‘The Photograph’
Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield will star in Universal’s “The Photograph,” sources tell Variety.

Stella Meghie will direct and Will Packer will produce for his eponymous production company.

The romantic drama centers on intertwining love stories in the past and present, which Meghie will executive produce in addition to writing and directing.

Will Packer Productions’ James Lopez will also produce. Rae will executive produce. Senior vice president of production Sara Scott and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal.

Rae’s film career has taken off following the success of her HBO series “Insecure,” which she also exec produces. During the show’s hiatus, Rae has stayed busy on the movie side with her other Universal comedy, “Little,” bowing next month as well as Fox 2000’s “The Hate U Give,” which opened last fall.

She also recently finished production on the Paramount comedy “The Lovebirds,” which she also exec produced.
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‘Rogue One’ Writer Chris Weitz Talks Differences Between Script & Tony Gilroy’s Final Cut

Over the last several years, there have been a few high-profile blockbuster films that have had historically troubled productions. In 2017, there was all the behind-the-scenes drama with the finishing of “Justice League.” A year prior, David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” went through its fair share of issues. But perhaps the most troubled of them all is 2016’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” And thanks to a new interview with one of the writers, we are finally getting a sense at what all changed between all the drafts, reshoots, and the final product that was presented for fans and earned over $1 billion at the box office.

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MoviePass Goes Back to Their Movie-Per-Day Plan, Refuses to Die

Somehow MoviePass is still a thing that exists. After a long history of constantly changing subscription plans and the rules users had to follow in order to be able to use it, not to mention the significant loss of money and severe hits to their reputation, you would think MoviePass would be dead. Instead, the […]

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Qumra 2019: Oscar Winner Eugenio Caballero On ‘Roma,’ ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ And The “Az-Tech” Approach To Production Design

Qumra is an industry event comprising lectures, masterclasses, labs, and mentoring sessions, held annually in the Qatari capital Doha for the benefit of emerging filmmakers from the region and worldwide, sponsored by the increasingly influential Doha Film Institute.

“Production designers are the great unsung heroes of the film world,” declared one audience member soberly during the Q&A portion of Eugenio Caballero‘s Qumra masterclass. “That’s the fun part,” Caballero replied impishly.

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‘Star Wars Resistance’ Season 1 Was an Exercise in Watching a Slow Burn Achieve an Exhilarating Payoff

‘Star Wars Resistance’ Season 1 Was an Exercise in Watching a Slow Burn Achieve an Exhilarating Payoff
(This post contains spoilers for season 1 of Star Wars Resistance.) Like its spiritual animated predecessors, Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars, Star Wars Resistance complements the Star Wars movie trilogies. In this case, it’s the Sequel Trilogy, with a tale of underdogs fighting their battles in other corners of the galaxy. This time, […]

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Cardi B, ‘Riverdale’ Star Lili Reinhart Join Jennifer Lopez in Ex-Stripper Saga ‘Hustlers’

Music superstar Cardi B and Riverdale star Lili Reinhart have signed on to join Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez in STXfilms' drama Hustlers, Collider has learned. Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles and Mercedes Ruehl have also joined the cast, while Mette Towley (Cats) and Trace Lysette (Transparent) are in negotiations for supporting roles. Lorene Scafaria (The Meddler) will direct from her own screenplay, which was inspired by a 2016 New York Magazine article that went viral. Wu and Lopez will lead a savvy group of former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients. …
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MoviePass launches new uncapped plan

MoviePass’ Select, All Access and Red Carpet plans no longer available for purchase.

After a tumultuous 19-month ride and financial woes sparked by unexpected uptake on its low-cost unlimited subscription plan, MoviePass brass announced on Tuesday (19) it was introducing a new uncapped plan.

The plan is priced $9.95 for an unspecified limited time and is available effective immediately for a 12-month subscription when paid in advance.

Subscribers who want to pay monthly will be charged $14.95 per month for an unspecified limited time. The standard price of MoviePass Uncapped will be $19.95 per month upon the expiration of the limited time offers.

The
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Spike Jonze Teams With Karen O & Danger Mouse For A “Live Music Video” On ‘The Late Show’

Spike Jonze has directed plenty of music videos in his time. And many of those videos are some of the most visually interesting that you’ll ever see. He’s also worked with Karen O before, on various projects including the soundtracks to both “Where the Wild Things Are” and “Her.” But what the duo did on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is something very different.

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Transformers Might F**k In the New ‘Transformers’ Movies

Transformers Might F**k In the New ‘Transformers’ Movies
The Transformers universe is about to get a whole lot sexier. According to franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, new Transformers movies might introduce a love story between Transformers – because sure, why not? What else is there left to do with this series but have two giant robots cuddling up and getting busy? They could even play some Barry […]

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Netflix Executive Says Apple & Disney Are “Very Late To The Game” With Their Streaming Services

This year marks a turning point in the oft-discussed Streaming Wars. With Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video already carving out their place in the wallets of consumers, Apple and Disney are poised to enter the fray, along with a variety of other companies. But according to Netflix executive Ted Sarandos, Apple and Disney are just a little late to the game.

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“Giving Yourself Time to Sculpt”: Pawel Pawlikowski’s Qumra Masterclass

An initiative of the Doha Film Institute, Qumra is an event that connects Qatari and international directors who are receiving different stages of Dfi-funded support with industry delegates from across the spectrum of the film world and master filmmakers who meet with emerging talents and engage in public conversations. The 5th edition took place between March 15th and 20th, 2019. Fresh off the heels of the Oscar campaign for Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski has been enjoying a sustained stay in the international spotlight since his 2015 film Ida became an award-winning critics’ favourite. While tonally distinct from one another, both […]
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David Simon Rages Over WGA-Talent Agency Negotiations: Agents Are Corrupt Grifters

David Simon Rages Over WGA-Talent Agency Negotiations: Agents Are Corrupt Grifters
Long before David Simon became one of the few TV creators with a shot at being a household name, he was a reporter at the Baltimore Sun, trying to make sure his book got into the hands of TV and film producers. What eventually became “Homicide: Life on the Street” began its path to the screen as part of a conventional entertainment practice called “packaging,” where deals are made by talent agencies matching up potential projects with their existing clients and taking commissions from both sides.

Simon, who went on to create both “The Wire” and “The Deuce,” recently published a post on his personal website, laying out his history with the “Homicide” rights deal and the lengths to which he went to make sure that everyone who was a part of that process knew how angry he was that it transpired that way. (Add “squib” and “bonnets” to “mooks
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‘Toy Story 4’: Woody and Buzz Lightyear Hit the Road in New Trailer

‘Toy Story 4’: Woody and Buzz Lightyear Hit the Road in New Trailer
Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, and a strange new toy named Forky have returned in the new trailer for “Toy Story 4” that sends the gang out on the road.

Disney unveiled the footage Tuesday with Woody telling the other toys that Forky — a craft-project-turned-toy — is the most important toy to Bonnie. He also tells the self-doubting Forky (voiced by Tony Hale) that he should embrace his role as a toy. “You are the going to create memories that will last for the rest of her life,” he says.

After Bonnie takes all the toys on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with long-lost friend Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts). The trailer also introduces three more new toys: pull-string doll Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), stunt doll Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), and miniature doll Giggle McDimples (Ally Maki).

Bo
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‘Stranger Things 3’ Teaser Lets the Rats Out of the Bag

Want your first look at official Stranger Things 3 footage? Today’s your lucky day! Sort of! A new Stranger Things 3 teaser has just been unleashed, and it features…some rats. There’s not a lot here, but it’s clearly shot in a way that suggests it is indeed footage from the new season, and likely teasing a trailer […]

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Kit Harington Says Jon Snow’s Death Sent Him to Therapy and Made Him Feel Unsafe

Kit Harington Says Jon Snow’s Death Sent Him to Therapy and Made Him Feel Unsafe
Game of Thrones” has forced Kit Harington to deal with intense scrutiny from the public over the last eight years, but nothing compares to the attention he received following Jon Snow’s death in the Season 5 finale. In a new interview with Variety, Harington calls the interim between Jon’s death and resurrection in the second episode of season 6 the “darkest period” of his time on “Thrones.”

“It wasn’t a very good time in my life,” Harington said “I felt I had to feel that I was the most fortunate person in the world, when actually, I felt very vulnerable. I had a shaky time in my life around there — like I think a lot of people do in their 20s.”

As the world became obsessed with Harington’s every move in order to figure out whether Jon Snow would return to “Thrones,” the actor said he started therapy
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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Animated Program

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Animated Program
Last Year’s Winner: “Rick and Morty

Still Eligible: No.

Hot Streak: Out of 29 eligible seasons, “The Simpsons” has been nominated 26 times and won 10 times. In comparison, “South Park” has been nominated 17 times and one five times out of 21 eligible seasons. Those are high batting averages, but not the highest among multiple winners. “Bob’s Burgers” (which has won twice) has been nominated seven times in eight seasons, and “Futurama” (another two-time winner) technically has eight nominations for just seven seasons — Comedy Central split the final two seasons into halves, qualifying four times, but still only counting as two full seasons.

Fun Fact: Here are a few need-to-know rules about the Best Animated Series category: Animated series are nominated for a single episode, but air three episodes in the eligibility period to qualify as a series; the episode’s writer can choose to be part of the animation team honored
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Watch: Spike Jonze Directed a Live Music Video for Karen O and Danger Mouse on Colbert

It has been far too long since Spike Jonze made a new movie, but here’s the next best thing. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, Karen O was the musical guest. But instead of a traditional performance, we got a live music video directed by Jonze himself. It’s for the new song “Woman” by Karen O featuring Danger Mouse, and it is an absolute delight. The live music video was shot entirely on Colbert’s stage in a single take, and Jonze really shows off his masterful filmmaking skills here as there’s not a …
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