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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in January

Hulu’s slate of new titles arriving on the platform in January is here.

The second season of Hulu original “Future Man” will arrive on the service Jan. 11, while the Natalie Portman-Tessa Thompson science fiction film “Annihilation” will be available to stream on Jan. 4. The film is Alex Garland’s follow-up to “Ex Machina” and starred Portman, Thompson and Jennifer Jason Leigh as a group of scientists investigating a strange environmental phenomenon known as “the shimmer.”

Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going in January.

Also Read: Here's What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in January

Available Jan. 1

Atlanta: Complete Season 2 (FX)

The Detectorists: Complete Season 3 (Drg)

Dot.: Complete Season 2B (Universal Kids)

Saints & Sinners: Complete Seasons 1-3 (Bounce TV)

X Company: Complete Seasons 2&3 (Sony)

54 (1998)

10 Years (2011)

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

9 to 5 (1980)

A Charlie Brown Valentine (2002)

A Simple Plan (1998)

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Revisiting Hours: The Passion of Michael Douglas — ‘Wonder Boys’

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. For this week’s Thanksgiving-weekend edition: David Fear on Curtis Hanson’s lit-com Wonder Boys.

“A man should live out his life fully and completely … give form too every feeling, reality to every dream.”-George Saunders in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)

“Things have changed.”-Bob Dylan, Oscar Winner
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The Kominsky Method review – Michael Douglas in patchy, poignant portrait of male friendship

Douglas and Alan Arkin are a delight as two old friends– pity the younger or female characters don’t get a look-in

I very much enjoy the tweet formulation that runs “I am [insert physiological/mental/cultural diagnostic term here] years old”, but have never managed to find my own. Now I have. I am “Michael Douglas is forever fixed in my mind as the lizard-eyed creep in the green polyester V-neck watching Sharon Stone in the nightclub in Basic Instinct” years old. I’ve seen him in Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Falling Down, The Wonder Boys, even as Liberace five years ago in HBO’s biopic Behind the Candelabra, and nothing has managed to obscure that mental image. Now, perhaps, thanks to the passage of time and the advent on Netflix of The Kominsky Method, I may come to know some peace.

In this latest creation from the prolific Chuck Lorre,
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Michael Douglas Breaks Down 10 of His Memorable Roles

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Michael Douglas Breaks Down 10 of His Memorable Roles
The China Syndrome” (1979)

“It goes back to ‘The China Syndrome’ when I first became actively involved,” says Douglas of the decades he’s spent working for various nuclear disarmament groups, including the Ploughshares Fund and the United Nations, which, under former secretary-general Kofi Annan, named Douglas a Messenger of Peace. “I didn’t choose the picture because of the [topic], but the homework that I did for it made me understand a lot more about the half-life of plutonium. Three Mile Island happened 12 days after the picture opened.”

Fatal Attraction” (1987)

Adrian Lyne’s erotic thriller starring Douglas and Glenn Close was a box office smash and received six Academy Award nominations. The film also includes some of the most famous sex scenes in modern cinema. “When you’re doing sex in cinema you have to get comic relief or else it gets tawdry,” says Douglas. “Right at the moment it gets uncomfortable for the audience,
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Michael Douglas on ‘The Kominsky Method,’ Nervous Laughter and His Walk of Fame Star

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When we meet at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Michael Douglas has just battled afternoon traffic from Pasadena, where he was doing an errand while in town to present at the Emmys and do promotional press for “The Kominsky Method,” the Netflix comedy created by Chuck Lorre that bows Nov. 16 and in which Douglas stars.

“I hate traffic,” says Douglas, who lives with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their teenage daughter, Carys, in Bedford, N.Y., about an hour outside the city (son Dylan is a freshman at Brown U. in Providence: “He’s taking British colonial history in India — it’s him and six seniors.”). “The beauty there, I love it,” says Douglas of their leafy suburban hamlet in Westchester County, far away from the sprawling network of asphalt highways comprising Los Angeles.

Douglas, in a pale yellow button-down and baggy khaki pants, takes a seat at the Montage
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Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas: 1992's 'Basic Instinct' Would "Have Serious #MeToo Protesters" in 2018

Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas: 1992's 'Basic Instinct' Would
Joe Eszterhas — the swaggering screenwriter of such iconic films of the 1980s and '90s as Flashdance, Basic Instinct and the so-bad-it's-good Showgirls — has emerged from self-imposed industry exile to appear on The Hollywood Reporter's new podcast, It Happened in Hollywood.

Discussing his 1992 smash Basic Instinct with co-hosts Seth Abramovitch, a senior writer at THR, and comedy writer Chip Pope, Eszterhas, 73, estimates the controversial thriller would likely be met today with "serious #MeToo protesters," particularly over one scene in the Paul Verhoeven-directed film in which star Michael Douglas, playing an alcoholic cop, appears to date-rape the ...
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Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies at 73

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Emmy-Winning Sound Editor Nicholas V. Korda Dies at 73
Nicholas Korda, an Emmy and Academy Award winner for sound editing, died on Oct. 8 after a nine-year battle with brain cancer, his daughter confirmed. He was 73.

Korda received a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding sound editing for a series for “Airwolf” in 1984. He was part of the team that won an Academy Award for best sound for “E.T.” in 1982, and he earned a Golden Reel Award for Clint Eastwood’s “Letters from Iwo Jima” in 2006.

Born on Jan. 15, 1945 in Los Angeles, Korda later attended Uc Berkeley in the 1960s. He completed his degree at Cal State University Northridge in 2006. Korda entered the film industry as an assistant editor, and from there went on to build a 40-year career as an Adr editor that involved work on more than 80 movies. His credits include “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Basic Instinct,” “Million Dollar Baby,” and the
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Spooky Empire Reveals Exclusive Elvira Pop! Vinyl Figure from Funko

To celebrate all things Elvira, Spooky Empire will have Cassandra Peterson in attendance for two days! On her first day at the convention, she will even appear as Elvira. As if that wasn't cool enough, Spooky Empire has an exclusive limited edition Elvira Pop! figure for con-goers!

Press Release: Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce another anniversary at this year’s October convention as the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her iconic performance as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson will be in attendance for two days. On Friday, October 26th, for a special one-day-only appearance, Peterson will be at the convention as Elvira, after having retired the ensemble over a year ago.

Joining the recently announced The X-Files reunion guests David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, best known for their roles as “Walter Skinner and "The Smoking Man" in The X-Files.
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Nicholas Korda, Sound Editor on 'E.T.,' 'Fatal Attraction' and 'Basic Instinct,' Dies at 73

Nicholas Korda, Sound Editor on 'E.T.,' 'Fatal Attraction' and 'Basic Instinct,' Dies at 73
Nicholas Korda, an Emmy-winning sound editor who worked on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Fatal AttractionBasic Instinct and Dick Tracy for the big screen, has died. He was 73.

Korda died Oct. 8 at his Los Angeles home after a nine-year battle with brain cancer, his daughter, Sarah, announced.

Korda entered the industry as an assistant editor and went on to build a 40-year career as an Adr (automated dialogue replacement) editor on dozens of movies. 

His father was Hungarian-born director Zoltan Korda (The Four Feathers, Humphrey Bogart's Sahara and Cry, the Beloved Country), and his mother was British ...
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Beetlejuice Returning To Theaters For 30th Anniversary Run

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice. Say this around 27 more times and well…maybe the universe will grant you a ticket to the upcoming re-release of the 1980s Tim Burton classic about a charming supernatural character who was originally envisioned to be played by legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

According to a new report from Entertainment Weekly, the classic dark comedy will be screened in select locations around the world this weekend in honor of its 30th anniversary. The piece will be remastered and hopefully, it won’t feature that alternate ending where Winona Ryder’s Lydia died in a fire in order to hang out with her friends in the spirit world.

Though the original film’s grown to be loved by many, the yet-to-be-made sequel is still struggling to find traction. Originally, talk centered around a piece titled Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, but that never materialized. Since then, different writers including Seth Grahame-Smith
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Color Of Night – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

We all have so-called “guilty pleasures” in life and I guess my affinity for Color of Night would be considered a guilty pleasure. This film, which has been reviled by critics and viewers alike since it’s 1994 release, and won several Razzie awards upon its release, is one of my favorite films. I absolutely love this film. It’s not a guilty pleasure for me at all because I feel no guilt whatsoever in admitting my love for this film. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I received a screener copy from Kino-Lorber in my mail. So, now that my admission is out of the way, let’s talk about the release itself.

Director Richard Rush, who had not directed a film for 14 years after the success of 1980’s Peter O’Toole vehicle The Stuntman , was tapped to direct Color of Night. Rush
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First image from Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta

Pathe Films and Sbs Productions have unveiled a first look image from Benedetta, the latest film from Paul Verhoeven, which features Elle actress Virginie Efira as 17th century nun Sister Benedetta Carlini.

Formerly titled Blessed Virgin, the film is based upon historian Judith C. Brown’s 1986 book Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy and tells the story of Carlini, “a 17th-century nun who suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. A companion is assigned to assist her through these visions, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic affair.”

Benedetta is currently shooting in Italy, with a cast that also includes Charlotte Rampling, Daphné Patakia, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin and Louise Chevillotte.

Via Screen Daily

The post First image from Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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Michael Douglas Talks Being Raised By Famous Dad Kirk: "He Taught Me To Never Give Up" (Exclusive)

For decades, the world has known Kirk Douglas as a Hollywood icon — but to his son Michael Douglas, Kirk has always been just dad. "He taught me to never give up," Michael gushed to Closer Weekly in the magazine's latest issue, on newsstands now. "I just had dinner with him last night. He'll be 102 in December, and he's doing great." Though Michael, 73, and Kirk have always been close, the actor admitted it was sometimes difficult to live in the shadow of his father's mega success during his childhood. "My dad was a movie star — having that name was good and bad. People think it's a silver spoon. It's not," he has said. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Interestingly, Michael even resisted following in his dad's famous footsteps at first. "I thought I could never be the actor Dad was, so I avoided it for a while," he shared. "Not a lot of actors' kids make it.
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The Happytime Murders Review

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When done right and with intelligence, foul-mouthed, smutty puppets can be witty and entertaining – take the talking Teddy Bear Ted or the luminous Team America for example – but The Henson Company’s first dabble into x-rated cinema, slated as an outrageous comedy, has savagely murdered the cotton stuffed puppet into dull oblivion. It is clearly another ramshackle Melissa McCarthy vehicle to desperately try and keep her relevant and fails.

The story focuses on Phil Philips (voiced by Bill Barretta), once a cop, now private investigator after getting promptly kicked off the force for ‘not being able to kill other puppets.’ When a serial killer starts carefully picking off the cast of the 80’s TV show, The Happytime Gang, Phil is laboriously dragged into the police investigation; paired with his onetime human partner Connie (Melissa McCarthy) to help solve the case of these brutal killings.

This is merely a prime example
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Frightfest 2018: ‘The Cleaning Lady’ Review

Stars: Alexis Kendra, Stelio Savante, Rachel Alig, Elizabeth Sandy, Mykayla Sohn, JoAnne McGrath, Keri Marrone | Written by Jon Knautz, Alexis Kendra | Directed by Jon Knautz

Based on the 2016 short of the same name (also written and directed by Jon Knautz), The Cleaning Lady follows a floundering love addict who forms a dangerous bond with her new domestic while trying to avoid her married lover. As Alice struggles to end her affair with a married man, she finds solace in Shelly, a reclusive burn victim who cleans Alice’s apartment. As their friendship grows, so does Shelly’s twisted obsession with Alice. When Shelly learns of Alice’s on-and-off affair, she takes matters into her own hands in order to cleanse Alice of her bad behavior.

Jon Knautz is, for me, one of the most fascinating writer/directors working in horror today. Knautz’s work often times feels like a love
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Wade Drops a Dirty Load in New Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut Teaser

Wade Drops a Dirty Load in New Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut Teaser
As you may have seen this morning, Ryan Reynolds has released a hilarious new video promoting tomorrow's arrival of Deadpool 2 on 4K Uhd, Blu-ray and DVD, that we think could really have legs (pardon the pun so early in the morning).

"They get so big so fast. Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut on Digital Now. On Blu-ray Tomorrow! #Deadpool2."

In Deadpool 2, Wade Wilson is torn in half by Juggernaut. As his bottom half grows, he's encumbered with infant legs. There is one notorious moment that shows off his baby business Basic Instinct style. Now, he's terrorizing a new dad, sneaking into a baby's room to have his dirty diaper changed. It's as funny as it is just plain gross. Here's the official synopsis for Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut.

"The sequel to the first one! (That's just lazy writing) But wait...there's more! If your second time wasn't enough,
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'Oral sex – and no scissoring!' How the lesbian gaze changed cinema

Shot by straight male directors, lesbian sex scenes are all too often pornographic fantasy. But now film-makers are portraying a more realistic experience

Google “sexiest movie lesbian scenes” and you will find a lot of tawdry thrillers. Cruel Intentions, Wild Things, Basic Instinct … hot stuff, maybe, but not the most realistic or responsible depiction of what women actually do in bed together. Think two feminine women posing for the camera, tongues visible and hands brushing over breasts, only occasionally digits going lower (eg Bound). The visual focus is usually on the women’s bodies, rather than the pleasure they are getting from each other. Even arthouse hits such as Blue is the Warmest Colour have divided audiences: many gay women complained that the seven-minute scene in the film was unrealistic, directed by a man according to his own fantasies – something the lead actors backed up.

“Historically, lesbian sex scenes have predominantly been directed by men,
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Deadpool 2 Joke Had Ryan Reynolds Ready to Fight the MPAA

Deadpool 2 Joke Had Ryan Reynolds Ready to Fight the MPAA
Deadpool 2 is full of jokes that some have found offensive and as it turns out, there were a few jokes that the studio wouldn't let Ryan Reynolds and crew put into the final cut of the sequel. When it came time to edit, Reynolds was sure that he was going to have to battle the Motion Picture Association of America over his Basic Instinct gag, but nobody had any problem with it, much to Reynolds' surprise. However, there were a few scenes that had to be cut at the insistence of Fox.

Wade Wilson loses his legs in Deadpool 2 and it takes a bit of time for them to regenerate, giving him "infant legs". In one scene, Ryan Reynolds is just wearing a big Hawaiian shirt that serves as a nod to Chunk in Goonies, and nothing underneath. When he's discussing teaming up with Cable and Domino, he
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'Indecent Proposal' Remake in the Works With 'Girl on the Train' Writer

'Indecent Proposal' Remake in the Works With 'Girl on the Train' Writer
Paramount Players is getting into bed with Girl on the Train writer Erin Cressida Wilson for a remake of the steamy drama Indecent Proposal.

Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson star in the 1993 movie about a billionaire, played by Redford, who offers a couple $1 million for a night with the wife.

While the pic won a slew of Razzies, it was a box-office hit, making over $266 million on a budget of only $37 million. It was also part of a series of dramas and thrillers in the early 1990s, such as Disclosure and Basic Instinct, that pushed scenes into ...
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Fox Sdcc News Roundup: First Look at ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

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Fox released first look footage for upcoming seasons o some of its biggest hits, including “Family Guy” and “The Simpsons,” as well as the brand-new “Cosmos: Possible Worlds.”

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

“Things are about to get epic,” show host Neil deGrasse Tyson promises in a first-look trailer for the upcoming “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” a continuation of 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” which itself was follow-up series to Carl Sagan’s 1980 television show “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.” The trippy trailer has Tyson traveling around the universe in a fictional spaceship as he ponders the existence of life on planets not beyond, but within the confines of the stars. The show is set to premiere on National Geographic and Fox in March 2019.

Family Guy

Fox offered fans a sneak peek at the upcoming season of Seth MacFarlane‘s animated family comedy, which returns to the network Sept. 30. The almost five-minute long sizzle
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