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Will Netflix Renew Sex Education For a Second Season? Fingers Crossed

If you haven't yet gotten a chance to watch Netflix's Sex Education, then spoiler alert: it's delightful.

The series, which premiered on Jan. 11, is perfect for lovers of coming-of-age shows like Big Mouth or the cult classic Freaks and Geeks. Over the course of eight episodes, a group of English teenagers, lead by socially awkward virgin Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and misunderstood bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey), set out to set up an underground sex clinic for their high school classmates. When you mix in the queen herself, Gillian Anderson, as Jean, a sex therapist who happens to be Otis's larger-than-life mother, things start to really get interesting.

Netflix describes the dramedy as a "modern portrayal of sexual and romantic experiences, friendships, and contemporary young-adult life" and a "British love letter to the classic American high school story," and unsurprisingly it's already racked up quite the fan base. So,
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Will Netflix Renew Sex Education For a Second Season? Fingers Crossed

If you haven't yet gotten a chance to watch Netflix's Sex Education, then spoiler alert: it's delightful.

The series, which premiered on Jan. 11, is perfect for lovers of coming-of-age shows like Big Mouth or the cult classic Freaks and Geeks. Over the course of eight episodes, a group of English teenagers, lead by socially awkward virgin Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and misunderstood bad girl Maeve (Emma Mackey), set out to set up an underground sex clinic for their high school classmates. When you mix in the queen herself, Gillian Anderson, as Jean, a sex therapist who happens to be Otis's larger-than-life mother, things start to really get interesting.

Netflix describes the dramedy as a "modern portrayal of sexual and romantic experiences, friendships, and contemporary young-adult life" and a "British love letter to the classic American high school story," and unsurprisingly it's already racked up quite the fan base. So,
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Netflix's Sex Education Is Perfect For Any Fan of Big Mouth or Freaks and Geeks

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Even though we'd never want to relive the painfully awkward everything that was adolescence, there's no denying we love a good coming-of-age story. There's something about knowing how that time is universally uncomfortable for us all that soothes our traumatized souls. So, of course, Netflix's newest series is perfect for lovers of shows like Big Mouth or the cult classic Freaks and Geeks.

The eight-episode series Sex Education follows English teenagers who decide to establish a clinic that provides answers to their peers' endless questions about sex. Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) stars as Otis Milburn, a socially awkward teen who happens to be the only child of two sex therapists, Jean and Remi. X-Files star Gillian Anderson portrays Jean, Otis's larger-than-life mother who has absolutely no filter. (We already adore her.) Despite being woefully inexperienced, because of his sexually open upbringing Otis is much more of an expert in intimacy than his fellow students.
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Lords Of Chaos to open Glasgow Frightfest by Jennie Kermode - 2019-01-10 11:58:41

Lords Of Chaos

The full list of films screening at this year's Glasgow Frightfest, part of the Glasgow Film Festival, was revealed today. Lords Of Chaos, the story of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem (who were linked to a series of church burnings and whose guitarist was murdered by a fellow musician), will open the three day horror spectacular. It will close with The Hoard, by the makers of Pontypool - a horror comedy involving haunte houses.

Highlights set to screen in between include science fiction thriller Freaks, starring Bruce Dern, in which a seven-year-old is tempted to open a forbidden door; festival hit Dead Ant, in which a group of musicians have a very bad trip; and gothic horror Automata, which sees an antiques expert uncovering something nasty in the Highlands.

There's an extensive line-up of guests confirmed so far, including Scottish auteurs Lawrie Brewster and Sarah Daly, and Swedish exploitation.
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Arrow Video Frightfest Reveal The Films That Will Be Terrorising Frightfest Glasgow

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In addition to August Bank Holiday and Halloween events, Frightfest also carves a chunk of time out of Glasgow Film Festival and hosts the annual Frighfest Glasgow. The event will run on Friday 1st March and Saturday 2nd March, with a bonus film screening on the evening of Thursday 28th February. Last year’s event was plagued by the Beast from the East, the result being that a lot of attendees, audience members and talent alike, had an epic battle of a journey on their hands and sadly some failed to make the event at all. Hopefully the weather will play nicely this year and fans will enjoy a whole host of the newest crop of films celebrating the dark heart of cinema. 2019 sees the organisation celebrate their twentieth year on the circuit (the fourteenth at Glasgow), so expect this year to be suitably epic.
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Toronto Film Festival Reveals Its Top Ten Canadian Films Of 2018: ‘Freaks’, ‘Giant Little Ones’ Make The Cut

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The Toronto Film Festival has revealed its annual list of top ten Canadian films. Compiled by Tiff’s team of programmers in collaboration with Canadian critics, the ‘Canada’s Top Ten’ list includes Tiff titles Freaks, which scored a significant deal with Well Go, and Giant Little Ones. Scroll down for the full list.

The feature list was curated by Cameron Bailey, Kerri Craddock, Steve Gravestock, Danis Goulet, Ming-Jenn Lim, and Kathleen Drumm, in collaboration with the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and the Association Québécoise des Critiques de Cinéma.

“Tiff is thrilled to present its uniquely Canadian list that offers a richness of voices, perspectives, and insights into adolescent identity,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head of Tiff. “These films expertly examine heritage, family, the fragility of friendships, and the importance of challenging the current state of our world, and are testament to the fact that our Canadian filmmakers
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Storyboard Media Takes On Sales Rights To Brendan Fraser Starrer ‘Line Of Descent’, First Look — Afm

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Storyboard Media Takes On Sales Rights To Brendan Fraser Starrer ‘Line Of Descent’, First Look — Afm
Exclusive: Storyboard Media will handle worldwide sales on Rohit Karn Batra’s crime-thriller Line Of Descent starring Brendan Fraser, Abhay Deol, Ronit Roy, Neeraj Kabi, and Max Beesley.

Line of Descent follows an established Indian mafia family after the death of their patriarch. Things brew to boiling point as his three sons go to war over the future of their criminal enterprise, while an accomplished cop conducts an undercover operation amidst their infighting. On the side-lines a manipulative arms-dealer sees an opportunity to increase his bottom line and conspires with all the brothers. Above is a first look still from the movie.

Storyboard is introducing the movie to buyers this week during Afm. Currently in post-production, the film is produced by Guy J. Louthan and Rohit Karn Batra, and Jai Khanna of Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Writer/director/producer Rohit Karn Batra said, “Elisabeth and her team at Storyboard Media bring tremendous credibility,
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: An Epic Spellbinding Guide to All the Horror References, Episode by Episode

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: An Epic Spellbinding Guide to All the Horror References, Episode by Episode
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from Season 1 of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”]

A love of horror runs in series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s blood, and it comes out in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” his dark take on the classic Archie Comics title “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” In adapting his comic book for Netflix, he discussed some of those horror influences with Lee Toland Krieger, who would be setting the tone of the series by directing the first two episodes.

“He arranged a screening of clips from some of our favorite movies,” Aguirre-Sacasa said. “The three great witch movies are ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ Dario Argento’s ‘Suspiria,’ and Robert Eggers’ movie ‘The Witch,’ that came out a few years ago. And then even more recently, Ti West’s movie, ‘House of the Devil,’ and Oz Perkins’ ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter,’ starring Kiernan [Shipka] actually. In terms of devil movies, we talked about ‘The Omen,’ we talked about ‘The Exorcist,’ the
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Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57

Danny Leiner, Director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?' and 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,' Dies at 57
Danny Leiner, who directed the popular slacker comedies Dude, Where's My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, has died. He was 57.

Leiner died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, his brother, Ken, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Leiner also helmed episodes of such series as The Sopranos, Sports Night, Strangers With Candy, Arrested Development, The Office, Felicity, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, Freaks and Geeks, The Mind of the Married Man, The Tick and Party of Five.

More recently, he directed and produced the Joshua Malina comedy Backwash at Crackle for Sony Pictures Television.

Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), starring Ashton Kutcher and Seann William ...
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Danny Leiner Dies: Director Of ‘Harold & Kumar’ And ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ Was 57

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Danny Leiner Dies: Director Of ‘Harold & Kumar’ And ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ Was 57
Danny Leiner, the director behind comedies Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle and Dude, Where’s My Car?, died Thursday from lung cancer. His death at age 57 was confirmed via a Facebook post by Ross Putman, who produced several films with Leiner.

“If there’s one thing I can say about Danny the professional, it’s that he refused to let us settle for anything less than our best,” Putman wrote on Facebook. “He pushed us to do what he knew we were capable of. Danny the person was sardonic, sharp, and savvy, with a love for culture and comedy of all kinds. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, but the world has lost a good one.”

Actors John Cho and Kal Penn, the stars of the Harold & Kumar films, praised Leiner via Twitter as a “funny, thoughtful, encouraging person.”

Leiner graduated Suny Purchase in 1987. His first feature film was Layin’ Low,
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Lights! Camera! Action! Here Are Busy Philipps' Best Acting Roles to Date

Busy Philipps may have a new talk show on E!, but she's been in this business for a long time. While Busy Tonight is Philipps' first endeavor in the late night world, the mother of two has previously made a splash on both the big and small screens. The blonde industry vet first broke onto the scene in the Paul Feig-created and Judd Apatow-produced teen comedy Freaks and Geeks. Although the show was short-lived, it became a cult classic and is a favorite among fans of all ages. Nonetheless, Busy's acting career didn't stop there as she went on to land starring roles in other notable TV projects and movies. We know this for a fact as we did a deep dive into her resume! For a closer look at...
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Oscar Flashback: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ among the earliest nominated horror films

Oscar Flashback: ‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ among the earliest nominated horror films
This article marks Part 1 of the Gold Derby series reflecting on Horror Films at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the spine-tingling movies that earned Academy Awards nominations, including the following films from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

In considering history of horror cinema and its performance at the Oscars, it must first be acknowledged that a plethora of pictures from this genre were released prior to the very existence of the Academy Awards. The legendary likes of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” (1920), “Nosferatu” (1922) and “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925), among others, all earned releases prior to the first Oscar ceremony, in 1928.

There were not many horror films eligible for consideration at the 1st Academy Awards – the most worthy of such recognition would have been “The Man Who Laughs” (1928), one of countless horror movies released in the first half of the century by Universal Pictures. The picture did not garner recognition,
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Busy Philipps Details Physical Assault by James Franco on the Set of Freaks and Geeks

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Busy Philipps Details Physical Assault by James Franco on the Set of Freaks and Geeks
Update: On Oct. 9, Busy Philipps clarified her comments about James Franco with a lengthy post on Instagram. "My book is 308 pages, not one paragraph," she said. "The Franco story is used to illustrate a larger point about the way women are treated in this business and in life. There are no 'allegations' and no 'accusations.' It's a story that I have been telling for years. James apologized. I accepted. And I still get to tell it because it f*cking happened to me."

Original story: Busy Philipps is speaking out. In her new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, the 39-year-old actress reveals that her Freaks and Geeks costar James Franco physically assaulted her on the set of the show, which ran from 1999-2000. In an excerpt received by The Hollywood Reporter, Busy calls James a "f*cking bully" who "threw" her to the ground after being riled up from a scripted scene.
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Busy Philipps Claims Former Co-Star James Franco Assaulted Her In New Tell-All Memoir: 'He's A Bully'

She's not holding back. Busy Philipps opened up about the mistreatment she endured from multiple men in Hollywood in her shocking new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little. While addressing several different experiences over the course of her 20-year career, the actress called out "bully" James Franco for allegedly getting physical with her on set. Busy claims that her former Freaks and Geeks co-star shoved her to the ground while shooting a scene of the 1999 sitcom. At the time, the actress explained how she was directed to hit him in the chest gently while saying her line. Busy, 39, claims it upset James, alleging that he then broke character and became aggressive. “He grabbed both my arms and screamed in my face, ‘Don’T Ever Touch Me Again!'” she writes in her book, according to Radar. “He threw me to the ground. Flat on my back. Wind knocked out of me.
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TV's One-Hit Wonders: Forever, Pitch, Bunheads, The Grinder and 40+ More One-Season Shows We Still Miss

TV's One-Hit Wonders: Forever, Pitch, Bunheads, The Grinder and 40+ More One-Season Shows We Still Miss
A new fall TV season has finally arrived, and it’s got us feeling a bit nostalgic for long-gone series that never made it to Season 2 (or beyond). Don’t get us wrong: We’re still hooked on long-running series like Grey’s Anatomy and The Big Bang Theory, and there are plenty of sophomore-year standouts that we’re happy to have back on our screens.

But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss Pitch, or The Mayor, or Almost Human, or any of the dozens of quality series that were prematurely axed by the networks that aired them.
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NBC Developing Musical Dramedy From Austin Winsberg, Paul Feig, Tannenbaum Co, Universal Music & Lionsgate TV

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Exclusive: NBC has given a script commitment plus penalty to Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, an hourlong musical dramedy from Jake in Progress creator Austin Winsberg, Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and a Half Men), Universal Music Group and Lionsgate TV.

Written by Winsberg and to be directed by Feig, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, is described tonally as What Women Want meets La La Land. It follows a whip-smart, socially awkward girl in her late 20s who is suddenly given an extraordinary ability to know the deepest desires of the people around her through songs.

Winsberg executive produces with FeigCo’s Feig and Jessie Henderson, along with Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum and Jason Wang via The Tannenbaum Company. The project unites several entities that have first-look deals at Lionsgate TV — Universal Music Group, FeigCo and the Tannenbaum Co.

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is the first project to come
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‘Halloween’ and ‘Suspiria’ Aren’t the Only Genre Films Worth Celebrating This Season — Fantastic Fest Report

‘Halloween’ and ‘Suspiria’ Aren’t the Only Genre Films Worth Celebrating This Season — Fantastic Fest Report
Austin-based genre festival Fantastic Fest is accustomed to the big guns of genre cinema — both M. Night Shyamalan and Guillermo del Toro have made appearances — and this year, two iconic women of horror showed up to promote their new films (and old ones). Jamie Lee Curtis flipped off the audience and yucked it up for the Texas premiere of “Halloween,” while Jessica Harper surprised a stunned theater of Dario Argento superfans who anticipated the event’s secret screening would be Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of “Suspiria.” It was, and god, was it dazzling. While these big-ticket guests and films are always a draw, the best of the fest lay in the scrappy, bizarre pics fighting tooth and nail to find their audiences.

Some of the films have already seen their world premieres at Sundance, Venice, Cannes or Tiff, but they’re no longer competing for audiences against the big mainstream
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Gaspar Noe interview: "American horror movies are more moralistic"

Ben Mortimer Sep 21, 2018

We chat to the controversial director about his LSD-laced psychological horror, Climax.

Throughout his career Gaspar Noe has made films that challenge the audience. From Irreversible’s uncomfortably long rape scene to Enter The Void’s literally nauseating visuals, his uncompromising style has led to certain expectations for an audience. With Climax, Noe has developed a little from his typical style, because while the film does have his trademark brutality, for a great deal of its running time it’s remarkably light. A fact we addressed when we spoke with the director earlier this month.

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The opening scene to your movie certainly let us know something horrific was going to happen, but beyond that it’s almost joyous.

Until the end.
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‘Freaks’ Review: Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern Star in a Mysterious Low-Budget ‘X-Men’ — Tiff

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A chintzy yet well-intentioned slab of socially conscious science-fiction, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein’s “Freaks” is a familiar tale of super-powered outcasts who are forced to hide their gifts from the rest of humanity, but the appeal of this derivative slop is all in the telling. The fun here — and there is some decent fun to be had — has nothing to do with the story, and everything to do with how patiently the filmmakers let us in on its secrets. In other words, “Freaks” is undercooked red meat for “Westworld” superfans, Reddit sleuths, and anyone else who tends to engage with genre entertainment as though it were a puzzle for them to solve.

For others, however, this low-budget “X-Men” clone may feel more like an exasperating 104-minute audition for whatever franchise superhero fare its makers are clearly hoping to be hired for next.

Nested inside a mess of
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Why Paul Feig Aimed to Revive the "Hitchcockian Thriller" With 'A Simple Favor'

Lionsgate's A Simple Favor may seem like a new venture for Paul Feig, but the thrilling mystery is nothing out of the ordinary for the comic director.  

Moviegoers recognize Feig for his collective résumé of comedies, notoriously creating cult favorite Freaks and Geeks and helming female-driven comedies such as BridesmaidsThe Heat and Spy. On paper, A Simple Favor is a wicked mystery that can appear as a surprising departure for the director, but looks prove to be deceiving as the film honors the thriller genre while still implementing comedic quips that are common throughout Feig's work....
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