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Here’s Everything You Can Watch With Your Amazon Prime Membership in June

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Before we get to your Amazon Prime June updates, the streaming service has a special surprise for its members: every season of “Dawson’s Creek” is available now, and you don’t even have to wait until next month.

Starting June 1, stream “All or Nothing” which follows the New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks throughout their 2017 season. On June 3, you can stream the Oscar-nominated “Lady Bird,” followed by Amazon Original series “Goliath” Season 2 on June 15.

See below for the complete list of titles hitting Amazon next month.

Also Read: Amazon Sets Awards Release for Luca Guadagnino's 'Suspiria'

Available June 1

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

2 Days in the Valley (1996)

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)

As Good As Dead (2010)

August Rush (2007)

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

Beer for My Horses (2008)

Beowulf (2007)

Black Widow (Aka: Before It Had a Name) (2005)

Blitz (2011)

Blood and Glory (2016)

Blue Like Jazz
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The troubled production of DreamWorks’ first film

Simon Brew Jun 14, 2017

DreamWorks launched in a blaze of publicity – but its first film, The Peacemaker, was beset by problems…

Not since United Artists had launched in the 1930s had Hollywood seen anything quite like it. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg – a trio with a lot of money and a big contacts book between them – came together to launch the first new studio in a generation. It was called DreamWorks Skg, and it was not short on ambition.

Katzenberg would be heading up its animation arm, and soon got to work, with the likes of Antz and The Prince Of Egypt getting things going. But on the live action side, the assumption that Spielberg would exclusively make his films for the studio quickly proved false. Post-the formation of DreamWorks, his first movie as director would instead be The Lost World: Jurassic Park for Universal. Only then would he
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Mousehunt: looking back at an underrated family movie

Robin Bell Mar 27, 2017

Mousehunt, starring Lee Evans and Nathan Lane, is a gleefully dark family movie, that's well worth revisiting...

If you're a horror fan you may have been intrigued by the recent film A Cure For Wellness. A mainstream oddity: a big budget, art-house horror, built on atmospherics instead of jump scares, which seems to be a state of society analysis about the wrongs of humanity, but actually unveils itself to be a Hammer Horror-esque slice of gothic fun.

This from the director most famously known for the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, or more recently Rango and The Lone Ranger. Okay, that's discounting his Us remake of Ringu, but in fact I'd argue this off kilter darkness mixed with a fun aesthetic can be traced back to his feature length directorial debut, Mousehunt.

On the surface it looks like a knockabout comedy aimed at kids, and/or families,
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Review: Don't Drink the Water—Gore Verbinski's "A Cure for Wellness"

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Jason Isaacs as Dr. Volmer in A Cure for WellnessIt starts with a whispered melody. It will send frissons of familiarity, of a kind of upsetting longing for clarity. You know that song the odd English girl is singing, but you can't place it. Neither can Lockhart (Dane DeHaan, who they might have called Lockjaw, as he can barely seem to spit his words out), which is what draws him into the guts of a mystery. And it draws the film into a slithering spiral, compels us to observe an autopsy of modern horror. What half-remembered giallo fugue is Gore Verbinski spooning up for us like medicine, pinioned to our chairs like one of the zombie patients in the film’s sinister clinic? A puzzle picture, a conspiracy thriller, a kind of baroque classical nightmare, A Cure For Wellness is too sturdy, busy and sure of itself to be much of a horror film.
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‘A Cure for Wellness’ Director Gore Verbinski Fields ‘Bioshock’ and ‘Rango’ Questions in Reddit Ama

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‘A Cure for Wellness’ Director Gore Verbinski Fields ‘Bioshock’ and ‘Rango’ Questions in Reddit Ama
In addition to fake news, “A Cure for Wellness” is also being promoted via more conventional means, namely a reddit Ama with director Gore Verbinski. The helmer, formerly of “The Ring” and “Pirates of the Caribbean,” fielded questions about the inspiration for his strange new thriller, whether “Rango” will ever receive a sequel and whatever happened to his “Bioshock” adaptation (spoiler alert: not happening anytime soon).

Read More: ‘A Cure for Wellness’ Is Using a New Kind of Viral Marketing: Fake News

On the “Rango” sequel:

“I don’t think so. I think that we put everything we possibly could into ‘Rango’ and I guess you never say never, but I would like to go back into animation again. But try something completely different.”

On his movie based on “Bioshock,” a popular video game:

“Well it’s no short answer to that question but we were eight weeks prior shooting when the plug was pulled.
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A Cure For Wellness: This Deranged Trailer Will Make Your Skin Crawl

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Gore Verbinski, the director best known for the 1997 family comedy Mousehunt (kidding, he directed The Ring and three of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies), has a new movie coming out and it looks straight-up terrifying. In A Cure For Wellness, Dane DeHaan plays an executive sent to bring his company's CEO back from a "wellness" retreat in the isolated Swiss Alps. As you might have put together, the retreat isn't relaxing so much as it is a living nightmare. Mia Goth and Jason Isaacs also star in the thriller, which may give you flashbacks to Shutter Island - and not just because of DeHaan's uncanny resemblance to young Leonardo DiCaprio. Check out the full trailer above and the teaser below; the movie opens on Feb. 17. Related:Justice League, Fifty Shades Darker, and Every 2017 Movie Trailer We Already Have
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‘Mission to Mars’: Brian De Palma’s Lavish, Epic-Scale Lark

“It can be said with certainty that any reviewer who pans [Mission to Mars] does not understand movies, let alone like them,” declared Armond White in 2000. While perhaps an over-corrective to the critical drubbing the film had just received, there’s nonetheless a grain of truth in his statement. Far from being a pale imitation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, as many reviewers accused, Mission to Mars actively deflates its predecessor’s misanthropy and grandeur – on one level, it’s a lavish, epic-scale lark from a director who’s often been as much a satirist as a craftsman.

With a budget of $100 million, it was and still is the most expensive project Brian De Palma has tackled. It’s also the only straight-up piece of science fiction among his filmography, as well as a relatively wholesome, PG-rated affair – a rarity for this most salacious of mainstream American filmmakers. Originally to be directed by
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How Alien: Resurrection led to the Ice Age movies

Louisa Mellor Jul 13, 2016

Blue Sky Studios’ CGI work on Alien: Resurrection began a long and fruitful relationship with 20th Century Fox…

When Blue Sky Studios was tasked with creating swimming CGI Xenomorphs for the fourth film in the Alien franchise, its animators looked to inspiration from the natural world. Aptly for Hr Giger’s demonic creations, said inspiration was found in a Galapagos Island creature nicknamed by Charles Darwin the “imp of darkness”.

“We patterned [the Xenomorphs’] movements on reference footage of sea iguanas” Blue Sky’s Digital Effects Supervisor for Alien: Resurrection Mitch Kopelman told American Cinematographer magazine in November 1997. “They have this crazy little swim where they tuck their legs under their bodies and use this really long tail to propel themselves.” After much work, the end result was the CGI swimming aliens that pursued Ellen Ripley and co. through the flooded kitchens of the Usm Auriga in the 1997 sequel.
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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years




From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 2/3/16- Nathan Lane

Happy Birthday Nathan Lane Lane is best known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
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Listen To Composer Alan Silvestri’s Score For The Walk

An impossible, but true story, the new film from Robert Zemeckis, The Walk is a live-action, PG-rated entertainment for all audiences, ages 8 to 80. A love letter to the World Trade Center, the film is a 3D and IMAX visual experience, unlike anything audiences have seen.

On August 7, 1974 – the day before Richard Nixon announced he would be resigning from office – Philippe Petit, a French aerialist, surprised the city of New York with a high-wire walk between the towers of the almost-completed and partially occupied World Trade Center. Passersby without a moment to spare stopped in their tracks and looked up. They saw the impossible: a man dancing high in the sky, seemingly in the thin air.

Now, forty years later, Zemeckis – one of cinema’s most accomplished filmmakers at integrating technology in the service of emotional storytelling – is putting moviegoers in Petit’s shoes. The Walk, an epic, big-screen cinematic spectacle,
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Gore Verbinski Returns to Horror with A Cure For Wellness; Dane DeHaan to Star

While filmmaker Gore Verbinski is probably best known for helming the initial Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (those sequels are masterpieces compared to On Stranger Tides), he began as a sort of journeyman director with Mousehunt and The Mexican before hitting it big with The Ring. The 2002 film was a box office smash and scared the hell out of yours truly, and now the filmmaker is poised to return to the horror genre for the first time in over a decade. [caption id="attachment_299097" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Sony Pictures/caption] We’ve known about A Cure for Wellness as a Verbinski project since last fall, but it is now firmed up as the filmmaker’s next movie as THR reports that Dane DeHaan and Mia Goth (Nymphomaniac) are set to star. Scripted by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), the New Regency film tells the story of an employee (DeHaan) who is sent to rescue his
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 2/3/15- Nathan Lane

Happy Birthday Nathan Lane Lane is best known for his roles as Albert in The Birdcage, Max Bialystock in the musical The Producers, Ernie Smuntz in MouseHunt, Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and his voice work in The Lion King and Stuart Little. In 2008, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
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Lee Evans interview: 'Hollywood in the '90s was terrible'

Lee Evans interview: 'Hollywood in the '90s was terrible'
Lee Evans has revealed that he has no plans to return to Hollywood, describing his experience of working in movies in the '90s as "terrible" and "lonely".

In an interview with Phill Jupitus on the behalf of Digital Spy, Evans spoke candidly about his time in the Us, when he starred in movies such as The Fifth Element, MouseHunt and There's Something About Mary.

"It was terrible," said Evans. "It was really lonely. I lived there for two years.

"I learnt a lot - I would never trade that for anything - but on a personal level, I really missed my wife and daughter.

"If I ever went back. I'd have to go in and get straight out."

Evans was coy when asked whether it was true that he turned down a movie offer from Martin Scorsese, revealing that he did speak with the iconic director at a three-hour meeting in a London hotel.
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Steve Carell & Gore Verbinski To Work Together On Thriller

Planned for a March 2015 shoot, Steve Carrell and Gore Verbinski are teaming up for a paranoia-fuelled thriller. Although primarily known for his comedic roles, Carrell is receiving a lot of buzz around his dramatic role in Foxcatcher, and not just for his prosthetic nose. Carell first came to our attention as the smug news anchor in Bruce Almighty, before really hitting it big with roles in Anchorman and The 40 Year-old Virgin, as well as starring in the Us version of The Office.

Verbinski on the other hand, has had a versatile career that has taken in huge Hollywood blockbuster franchises in the form of Pirates Of The Caribbean, slapstick farce in Mousehunt, and horror in the remake of The Ring. Although not much else is known about this upcoming project, it will be scripted by Steve Conrad, the man who wrote this year’s The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.
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Adam Rifkin picks up rights for a Peeps big screen adventure

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Adam Rifkin picks up rights for a Peeps big screen adventure
(Cbr) Peeps might have gone from the love-it-or-hate-it candy of springtime to the stuff that dioramas are built from, but can they make the even larger leap to the big screen? Deadline reports Adam Rifkin ("Detroit Rock City") thinks the answer will be a resounding yes. The filmmaker recently snatched up the movie rights from Pennsylvania-based candy company First Born. He intends to set the "Lego Movie"-esque project at one of the aforementioned diorama contests. One particular Peep gets lost and must journey through a variety of diorama-based scenes before returning home. Rifkin, who has penned films like "Underdog" and "Mousehunt", will write the script.
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Speaking Out In Defense of a Marshmallow Peeps Movie

Yes, you heard right. Marshmallow Peeps, those scrumptious little morsels of sugar, corn syrup (so, more sugar), gelatin, yellow dye and carnauba wax, have just been given the rights to their own feature film. The Peeps won’t be making the movie, though (they don’t really have the capacity for artistic thought). Right now, the Peep moviemaking is being handled by Adam Rifkin, a man with a long history of slightly off kids’ movies — he wrote the screenplays for Mousehunt, Small Soldiers and Underdog. Rifkin and the execs from Just Born (the candy company responsible for those gooey yellow bird things) are currently hashing out the story details for Easter Themed Tooth Decay: The Movie. Reportedly, what they’ve got so far is a Peeps diorama contest that sees a single candy fowl come loose and lose his way the night before judging is to commence. He (or she, or
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Marshmallow Treat ‘Peeps’ To Become Movie

Peeps aren’t something that are too common here in the windy British Isles, but for anyone who’s spent time around an American during the Easter period, they’ll know exactly how essential these treats are to the holiday. Peeps are marshmallow treats covered in sugar and usually take the form of a yellow chick, but have taken on many different colours and shapes over the years. Well now the confectionery is turning its sights to the big screen in a film adaptation.

It would be easy to shrug this off as another case of Hollywood being bankrupt of ideas, but let’s remain positive and remember the success that was The Lego Movie. Besides, the actual plot sounds very good and quite inventive for a film based on a snack. The film will be held on the eve of a diorama contest (something else Brits may not be well versed in). The hero,
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Better to Die: 'Small Soldiers' Writer Nabs 'Peeps' Candy for a Movie

Just two days after Easter brought religious people another moving Sunday, and people who love candy a series of pastel colored chocolates and edible bunnies, one of the signature candies of the spring holiday just struck a movie deal. Deadline reports Adam Rifkin, known for writing family fare like Mousehunt, Underdog and Small Soldiers and directing films like Detroit Rock City and The Chase, has optioned the rights to the sugary, marshmallow candy Peeps into a feature film and maybe even a TV series. Candy company Just Born was sold on a pitch for an animated feature in the vein of The Lego Movie, so whatever. Rifkin apparently came up with the idea for the film while watching his niece and nephew construct a Peeps diorama for a school project. After discovering  annual contests for Peeps dioramas, including one hosted by The Washington Post, Rifkin came up with the idea
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Christopher Walken Dancing Video Supercut

Art by JasonCasteel

I know what will cheer you up today! A little video supercut that has nothing except Christopher Walken dancing. I didn't realize just how much he's danced over the course of his career. The guy has sure got some crazy moves! Below the video you'll find the full list of movies that are featured in the video which comes to us from The Huffington Post.

Roseland” (1977)

The Deer Hunter” (1978)

Brainstorm” (1983)

Pennies from Heaven” (1981)

The Dead Zone” (1983)

A View To A Kill” (1985)

At Close Range” (1986)

Puss in Boots” (1988)

Homeboy” (1988)

Communion” (1989)

King of New York” (1990)

The Comfort of Strangers” (1990)

“Sarah, Plain and Tall” (1991)

All-American Murder” (1991)

Batman Returns” (1992)

Skylark” (1993)

True Romance” (1993)

“Wayne’s World 2″ (1993)

A Business Affair” (1994)

Pulp Fiction” (1994)

The Prophecy” (1995)

Search and Destroy” (1995)

Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” (1995)

The Funeral” (1996)

Suicide Kings” (1997)

Mousehunt” (1997)

New Rose Hotel” (1998)

Blast from the Past” (1999)

Sleepy Hollow” (1999)

The Opportunists” (2000)

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