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‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017

‘Carol’ Comes to Netflix: See the Full List of Films to Binge in September 2017
Netflix may be in massive debt, but that hasn’t changed much for the streaming giant, which announced a robust list of new additions today. Todd Haynes’ “Carol” is heading to Netflix, as well as two other masterpieces from provocative auteurs: Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Requiem for a Dream.” As the summer movie season winds down, Netflix has plenty of gems to carry you into fall.

Other titles heading to the streaming service include the entire “Jaws” franchise, Martin Scorsese’s Daniel Day Lewis vehicle “Gangs of New York,” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Squid and the Whale.” Check out the complete list of all the new films joining Netflix in September, 2017 below, including our 7 must-see choices.

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September kicks off with “Amores Perros,” the breakout feature from “Birdman” and “The Revenant” director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
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The Lego Movie Composer Mark Mothersbaugh Set To Score Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok

A few days back, news broke that Mark Mothersbaugh had signed on to score Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, which is currently filming in Australia with Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) at the helm. Chris Hemsworth & Tom Hiddleston are set to return as Thor & Loki and they'll be joined by 3x Academy Award-nominee Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk and 2x Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett as the villainous Hela. He'll be the latest composer to tackle the God of Thunder, following Patrick Doyle & Brian Tyler, who composed the scores for the first two installments, respectively.  Mothersbaugh is of course best known as the lead singer, co-founder, & keyboardist of the New Wave band Devo. His prominent film scores include Happy Gilmore, The Rugrats Movie (and sequels), Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs (1 & 2), 21 Jump Street (1 & 2), Hotel Transylvania (1 & 2), The Lego Movie, Pitch Perfect 2, and Vacation. So, what do you guys think? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Regular and Voice of Stu Pickles on ‘Rugrats,’ Dies at 80

Jack Riley, ‘Bob Newhart Show’ Regular and Voice of Stu Pickles on ‘Rugrats,’ Dies at 80
Jack Riley, a regular actor on “The Bob Newhart Show” and the voice of Stu Pickles on the popular animated show “Rugrats,” has died. He was 80.

He died of pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles and is survived by his wife Ginger Lawrence, two children and two grandchildren, according to Paul Doherty at Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.

Riley gained recognition for his role as the selfish and neurotic patient Elliot Carlin, who is credited in 49 episodes of “The Bob Newhart Show.”

He was also a voice actor for the iconic Nickelodeon character in “Rugrats” for over a decade starting in 1991. He voiced 143 episodes of the original series through 2005, and 18 episodes of the “Rugrats” spin-off “All Grown Up” until 2007.

His voice also appeared in multiple “Rugrats” movies including “A Rugrats Vacation” (1997), “The Rugrats Movie” (1998), “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” (2000), as well as several video games based on the Nicktoon.

Riley’s career spanned close to 50 years and
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Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, The Angry Beavers and more coming together for NickToons movie – Jared Hess to direct

Anyone of a certain age will have a particular fondness for the bizarre cast of characters from Nickelodeon’s NickToons line-up. It had been reported last year that Paramount were looking to bring these characters together for an Avengers/Justice League-style team-up, and now its being reported that they’ve found a director in the man behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.

Jared Hess has been hired by Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures to helm the movie, which will bring together characters from Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, The Angry Beavers, Aaaah! Real Monsters and Rocko’s Modern Life. At present these are the only titles involved, but Nickelodeon could always use characters from other franchises such as Doug, Hey! Arnold, CatDog and SpongeBob Square Pants. According to Deadline, the movie is set to be Paramount’s answer to Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

This is not the first time the cast of
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Telluride Film Review: ‘Heart of a Dog’

Telluride Film Review: ‘Heart of a Dog’
Dogs have clearly become an avant-gardist’s best friend. First Jean-Luc Godard delivered a funny 3D valentine to a pooch named Roxy Mieville in “Goodbye to Language,” and now the New York-based musician/performance artist Laurie Anderson has woven a tide of personal stories, insights and visual-musical riffs into a more accessible but no less singular consideration of the species in “Heart of a Dog.” While this alternately goofy, serious, lyrical and beguiling cine-essay serves primarily as a loving tribute to the memory of Anderson’s rat terrier, Lolabelle, its roving, free-associative structure brings together all manner of richly eccentric musings on the evasions of memory, the limitations of language and storytelling, the strangeness of life in a post-9/11 surveillance state, and the difficulty and necessity of coming to terms with death.

Wielding a darkly playful sense of humor that cuts through any poetic preciosity, Anderson’s unexpected but entirely
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'Clerks III' Begins Shooting in May, Plus a 'Mallrats' Sequelc

Sometimes it's hard to know whether Kevin Smith is being serious or just trolling us, but if a recent tweet of his is to be believed, he is going to be making movies, plural, pretty much nonstop for the next couple years. First upc Clerks III, which Smith will begin shooting sometime in May. https://twitter.com/ThatKevinSmith/status/576163254717673472 There's a bit more to unpack there, but first, let's talk about Clerks III. I was a big fan of Clerks in my teen years, as was pretty much every other friend of mine with any interest in movies, but I never even got around to seeing Clerks II -- I'm the worst, I know. The sequel came out right around the time I began to shift gears toward the work of Judd Apatow, who ironically, like Smith, has seen the critical acclaim for his work diminish a bit after a
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Christine Cavanaugh Dies; Voiced Babe The Pig, Chuckie On ‘Rugrats’

Christine Cavanaugh Dies; Voiced Babe The Pig, Chuckie On ‘Rugrats’
Christine Cavanaugh, an Annie Award-winning voice actor who brought to life such characters as Babe the Sheep Pig, Chuckie on Rugrats and the title kid in Dexter’s Laboratory, has died. She was 51. The Utah native died December 22, according to the Los Angeles Times; no cause of death was reported.

Cavanaugh started out as an actress in the late 1980s, appearing on such shows as Cheers and Empty Nest. In 1991 she landed a regular gig as the voice of Goslyn Mallard on Darkwing Duck, appearing in more than 70 episodes. Probably her most famous TV gig began that same year as she voiced Chuckie Finster, the scaredy-cat oldest baby on Nickelodeon’s Rugrats. Cavanaugh played the character for 135-plus episodes until 2002, when Nancy Cartwright took over. She also played Chuckie in The Rugrats Movie (1998).

During that time she continued working on TV, landing a regular voice role as Bunnie Rabbot in
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Enchanted 2 Finally Moving Forward With A New Set Of Writers

Released back in 2007, director Kevin Lima's Disney-fairytale-come-to-life Enchanted was an absolutely massive smash hit. Made for $85 million, it dominated at the U.S. box office with an eventual total of $127 million, and its global gross after being released internationally was brought to a stellar $340 million. It was only a matter of time before Disney began working on a sequel, and while there was a false start back in 2010, this time looks like it could be the real deal. According to Deadline, Enchanted 2 is finally moving forward and has brought aboard two new writers to get it closer to the finish line. Sources have told the site that J. David Stem and David N. Weiss have been tasked by Disney to craft a new story following up with the characters from the original. The two writers began their big screen careers writing the script for The Rugrats Movie back in
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Enchanted 2 Moves Forward With New Writers

I have no qualms about admitting that I absolutely loved Enchanted. Filled with incredibly catchy musical numbers (“That’s How You Know” and “Happy Working Song” spring most to mind), hilarious characters, a remarkably self-aware script and a winningly upbeat spirit, it was one of the most plainly fun movies of 2007.

Of course, when the film came out, there was talk of a sequel, but nothing ever really came together. As a big fan of Enchanted, I thought maybe that was a good thing. After all, the story wasn’t exactly conducive to a follow-up, and I didn’t want there to be any chance that an inferior sequel could in any way diminish the spell cast by the original. In a post-Frozen world, however, it appears that there’s new interest in Enchanted 2.

Today brings news that J. David Stern and David N. Weiss have been hired by
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Enchanted 2 Moving Forward at Disney with Shrek 2 and Smurfs Writers

Seven years after the first film implanted "Happy Working Song" into everyone's heads, Disney is finally getting serious about Enchanted 2. The original pic, directed by Kevin Lima, imagined what would happen if one of Disney’s gleeful and song-filled princesses made her way into present day New York City, with Amy Adams filling the lead role of Giselle. The result was a funny, catchy, and surprisingly self-aware film that went on to gross $340 million at the worldwide box office. Talk of a sequel surfaced soon after, but the follow-up failed to materialize. Now, with Frozen having grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and lighting up the home video charts, Disney suddenly has renewed interest in an Enchanted sequel as it has set new screenwriters on the project. Hit the jump for more. Per Deadline, Disney has hired J. David Stern and David N. Weiss to pen the screenplay for Enchanted 2.
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18 great animated films unavailable on Blu-ray

Odd List Ryan Lambie 28 Apr 2014 - 06:21

From Japanese anime to Disney via stop-motion, here are 18 animated films that are mystifyingly unavailable on Blu-ray...

Not all movies need to be seen in HD, but if there's one type of filmmaking that regularly benefits from the Blu-ray format, it's animation. Let us cite one example at random: My Neighbour Totoro. Until fairly recently, the only copy we had on the shelf was an early, imported version on DVD, which was grainy and a little washed-out.

When Studio Canal issued Totoro on Blu-ray in 2012, the difference in image quality was little short of a revelation: Hayao Miyazaki's colours and fluid lines positively shimmered. In short, it was like seeing this fresh, sun-drenched film again for the first time.

The same could be said for so many other animated films, no matter what country they come from: in high-definition, we can truly
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'Space Jam' live read features Seth Green, Blake Griffin, Danielle Fishel and more -- Video

'Space Jam' live read features Seth Green, Blake Griffin, Danielle Fishel and more -- Video
Cue up “I Believe I Can Fly.”

Last month, there was a live reading of the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes “masterpiece” Space Jam, featuring Seth Green, Danielle Fishel, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll and many more. Unfortunately, the whole thing isn’t available online — but Funny or Die has released a 10-minute highlight reel, which clearly proves that the comedians showed up ready to (space) jam. Sadly, there is no surprise Bill Murray appearance.

Led by Blake Griffin as Jordan, the footage from the reading is intercut with interviews in which the cast explains their memories of the movie; Kroll’s
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2000

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...

The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.

From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.

As ever, we've travelled far outside the
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Exclusive: Rugrats Creator Arlene Klasky Discusses New Digital Comic Books And More

Arlene Klasky and her partner, Gábor Csupó, formed Klasky Csupo, Inc. in 1981. While they have worked on numerous projects over the years, and still continue to do so, they are perhaps best known for the creation of the Emmy Award-winning Rugrats and The Wild Thornberries. With big screen box office hits such as The Rugrats Movie (1998), it's unlikely that you will be unfamiliar with the Klasky's work, while many of you (myself included) will have grown up watching shows such as those mentioned above. The studio is now working on two new digital comic books, Ollie Mongo Adventures in the Apocalypse and Splaat!. Recently, I was able to quiz Arlene Klasky on all of the above and much more (including the online debut of never-before-seen animated pilots). Links to where you can see all of these can be found in the interview below. Firstly, can you tell us about the
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Five Things You Don't Know About Lenny Kravitz

Five Things You Don't Know About Lenny Kravitz
This singer-turned-actor first debuted on the music scene in 1989 and was a dominant force throughout the 90s, crossing over several music genres and winning multiple Grammy Awards. His acting credits include The Rugrats Movie (Newborn Baby voice), Precious and the just-released Hunger Games. Here are five things you may not know about Lenny Kravitz.

1. Born Leonard Albert Kravitz on May 26, 1964 in New York City. His father was filmmaker and NBC TV news producer Seymour "Sy" Kravitz, while his mother was actress Roxie Roker, who was best known for playing the role of Helen Willis on the 1970s hit sitcom The Jeffersons.

2. Married to The Cosby Show star Lisa Bonet from 1987-1993 and they have a daughter together named Zoe.

3. Told Maxim magazine in 2008 that he planned to remain celibate until he remarried. But last year he backed away from the claim, telling Details: "I'm not going to deal with that question. I said it
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SXSW '12: Mark Mothersbaugh Confirms He's Scoring 'Lego,' Talks Working On Wes Anderson's 'Bottle Rocket' & More

SXSW is usually an incredibly streamlined and well-organized film festival, with everything working with the smoothness of a Swiss watch. But yesterday must have been an "off" day, as a panel centered around beloved film composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh started about ten minutes late and (for some reason) a retrospective video for Mothersbaugh, produced back in 2004, played for another 20 minutes. Meaning that the tight hour that was allotted for the composer was actually more like 30 minutes. And while we wished it were longer, it was worth sticking around for the stories Mothersbaugh shared.

His early career in Devo was inspired by film technology, he recalled. Mothersbaugh said that he was a student at Kent State and in the same anti-Vietnam protest that claimed the lives of several of his peers, and that Devo was partially a gonzo response to that. But the real crux of the band was formulated a few years later.
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The Smurfs UK TV Spot

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The Smurfs UK TV Spot
Sony Pictures UK released the latest UK trailer for the upcoming film “The Smurfs” by director Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby-Doo, Home Alone 3) written by J. David Stem (Daddy Day Camp, Shrek 2, The Rugrats Movie) and rumored to be starring John Lithgow (Dexter, Shrek) and Julia Sweeney (The Goode Family, Maybe It’s Me, Beethoven’s 4th). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Smurfs. Synopsis: A live-action comedy about the little blue forest-dwellers is being shot in New York, and here is a first peek at the formerly 2-D Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy, reimagined through computer animation and eventual 3-D projection. The film arrives in...
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Paramount to set up its own animation division, dropping DreamWorks?

Paramount is set to go it alone with animated movies, which might just leave DreamWorks Animation without a distributor. It might also get us Rango 2…

Earlier this year, you might remember that we were just a little bit enthusiastic for the release of Gore Verbinski's Rango. For our money, it's still the best animated movie of the year, and further than that, one of 2011's best films. Not everyone seemed to agree, but the film still picked up around $240m worldwide. That's not enough for a profit just yet, but given the theme and content of the movie, that's a solid result.

And it seems to have whetted Paramount's appetite for more. The studio is in the process now of setting up its own animated movie division, following the likes of Universal, Fox and Sony in doing so. Paramount will be looking to follow what Universal has done, in particular.
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Katy Perry Talks The Smurfs

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Katy Perry Talks The Smurfs
Katy Perry (The Muppets) talks about her role in the upcoming film “The Smurfs” by director Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby-Doo, Home Alone 3) written by J. David Stem (Daddy Day Camp, Shrek 2, The Rugrats Movie) and rumored to be starring John Lithgow (Dexter, Shrek) and Julia Sweeney (The Goode Family, Maybe It’s Me, Beethoven’s 4th). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Smurfs. Synopsis: A live-action comedy about the little blue forest-dwellers is being shot in New York, and here is a first peek at the formerly 2-D Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy, reimagined through computer animation and eventual 3-D projection. The film arrives in...
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Smurfs Gets a New Russian Poster

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Smurfs Gets a New Russian Poster
Here’s a new Russian movie poster for the upcoming film “The Smurfs” by director Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby-Doo, Home Alone 3) written by J. David Stem (Daddy Day Camp, Shrek 2, The Rugrats Movie) and rumored to be starring John Lithgow (Dexter, Shrek) and Julia Sweeney (The Goode Family, Maybe It’s Me, Beethoven’s 4th). Click Here for more photos, news and videos from The Smurfs. Synopsis: A live-action comedy about the little blue forest-dwellers is being shot in New York, and here is a first peek at the formerly 2-D Grouchy, Papa and Clumsy, reimagined through computer animation and eventual 3-D projection. The film arrives in August 2011....
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