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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in June 2018

A solid variety of strong content is coming to Netflix this June, including a recent Best Picture winner and one of the best sports movies ever made, but the whole lot of these new additions is easily overwhelmed by the single biggest title to hit streaming this year: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” A brilliant and daring space epic that redefined the most famous movie franchise of them all, Rian Johnson’s game-changer is more than enough to justify that Netflix fee for another month.

Here are the seven best movies that are new to Netflix this June (click here for the full list of what the streaming giant is adding this month).

7. “Mohawk” (2017)



Horror maestro Ted Geoghegan makes good on the haunted promise of his debut feature, 2015’s “We Are Still Here,” by delivering another gnarly chunk of low-budget, high-value horror — this one even sharper and more violet than his last.
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Bruce Willis in Acts Of Violence Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on March 27th

The action-packed thriller Acts of Violence erupts onto Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and on Digital March 27 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Set in the dangerous world of human trafficking, the film stars Cole Hauser, action legend Bruce Willis, Sophia Bush, and Mike Epps. From the producers of 2 Guns and Lone Survivor, the Acts of Violence Blu-ray and DVD include a director’s commentary, a never-before-seen featurette, and cast and crew interviews, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

When his fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman (Ashton Holmes) and his ex-military brothers (Cole Hauser and Shawn Ashmore) team up with Detective Avery (Bruce Willis) to take down both the syndicate and the corrupt bureaucracy that’s been protecting it.

Cast

Cole Hauser Olympus Has Fallen, 2 Fast 2 Furious

Bruce Willis Die Hard franchise, Sin City franchise, The Expendables franchise

Shawn Ashmore X-Men franchise,
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Taraji P. Henson to Star in and Produce Drama About Emmett Till’s Murder

Henson in “Proud Mary”

Taraji P. Henson is set to revisit a gruesome chapter in U.S. history. She’s signed on to star in and produce a drama about Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old who was tortured and lynched in Mississippi in 1955. The two white men who killed him were acquitted by an all-white jury.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Henson will play Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Modbley. She insisted that her son’s public funeral include an open casket to show how his body had been mutilated.

Henson is developing the film via her production company, Tbh Productions. When she announced the drama, the “Hidden Figures” actress said she’s been “passionate about the project since Trayvon Martin was murdered.” John Singleton (“Boyz n the Hood,” “2 Fast 2 Furious”) is directing.

While Henson received an Oscar nod in 2009 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” she revealed
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Michael Brandt Supernatural Thriller Pitch Sells To Fox

Michael Brandt Supernatural Thriller Pitch Sells To Fox
Exclusive: Michael Brandt, whose screenwriting credits include co-writing Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and 2 Fast 2 Furious with Derek Haas and who is co-creator of NBC’s Chicago Fire and its spinoffs, has sold his untitled supernatural thriller pitch to 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy’s studio-based 21 Laps is aboard to produce the film with Levy and Dan Levine producing. Fox's Scott Aversano will oversee. The plot is being kept under wraps. Brandt is currently an executive…
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‘Overdrive’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Scott Eastwood, Ana de Armas, Freddie Thorp, Gaia Weiss, Simon Abkarian | Written by Michael Brandt, Derek Haas | Directed by Antonio Negret

Andrew and Garrett Foster (Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp) are not only exceptional drivers but are also known for being the best car thieves in the world. In Marseille, they steal a rare and priceless Bugatti 1937 from the local mafia boss Jacomo Morier (Simon Abkarian). In exchange for their lives Morier decides to use their talents for his own profit and to get back at his arch rival. Whilst seemingly agreeing to work with Morier the brothers have actually devised a much more daring plan…

Gone in Sixty Seconds meets 2 Fast 2 Furious… that’s probably the best way to describe Overdrive, a French production from Taken director Pierre Morel that feels like a Luc Besson take on That supercar franchise (before it became all about The Rock and
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Tyrese Gibson Threatens to Quit ‘Fast 9’ if Dwayne Johnson Returns

Tyrese Gibson Threatens to Quit ‘Fast 9’ if Dwayne Johnson Returns
Tyrese Gibson has threatened to quit the “Fast and the Furious” franchise amid his ongoing feud with co-star Dwayne Johnson.

Gibson posted on Instagram Wednesday, telling “loyal fans and loved ones from Our Fast universe” that he won’t appear in “Fast 9” if Johnson is involved.

“I’m sorry to announce that if [Dwayne] is in Fast 9, there will no more Roman [Pearce]. You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours,” Gibson captioned a selfie of him, Johnson, and Vin Diesel. Gibson is currently in a legal battle with his ex-wife over custody of their daughter.

This latest rant comes after Gibson criticized Johnson on Instagram in October when Universal Pictures announced the ninth “Fast” installment was being pushed back a year to accommodate a spinoff around Johnson and Jason Statham’s characters.

Gibson joined the “Fast” franchise with “2 Fast 2 Furious” in 2003, with Johnson coming on board in 2011’s “Fast Five.”

“Congratulations to [The
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Jealous Gibson Wants To Rejoin Fast & Furious Franchise

Jealous Gibson Wants To Rejoin Fast & Furious Franchise
Actor Tyrese Gibson is desperate to star in the next Fast & Furious movie, after the massive success of the latest installment.

Gibson starred in 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, but he opted out of subsequent sequels.

The franchise returned in 2009 with its fourth film, Fast & Furious, which proved to be a surprise U.S. box office hit - taking a staggering $72.5 million (£50 million) in its opening weekend last month (03-05Apr09).

And Gibson is so impressed, he wants to jump back onboard.

He tells Starpulse.com, "Listen, love Fast and the Furious, love the numbers it did, love the cast. If my phone rings for five (the fifth installment) I'm right there. They were all beating the door down to try to get me in in four (Fast & Furious). Would've loved to have been a part of it. Didn't work out for whatever reason so my phone is wide open for five and I would love to do it."

'Hannah Montana: The Movie' scores $17M Friday

Walt Disney's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" danced to the top of the North American box office Friday with an estimated $17.4 million in ticket sales.

The Peter Chelsom-directed adaptation of the ultra-popular television series follows Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) as she travels to her hometown to get a new perspective on life and reexamine her singing alter ego.

Last week's box office champ "Fast & Furious" slipped to No. 2, collecting $10.5 million for an impressive domestic total of $99.8 million after just one week in release. The film is already closing in on the $127 million total gross of "2 Fast 2 Furious," the second installment in the series.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation's latest family adventure "Monsters vs. Aliens" picked up $9 million in third place, lifting its cumulative gross to $127.4 million. Seth Rogen's latest comedy "Observe and Report" followed at No. 4 with a daily gross of $4.7 million.

At No. 5, Nicholas Cage's sci-fi thriller "Knowing" took home another $2.3 million,
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Fast & Furious Wins Box Office Race With Huge Opening Haul

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Fast & Furious Wins Box Office Race With Huge Opening Haul
Fast & Furious raced to the top of the U.S. box office chart scooping a staggering $72.5 million (£50 million) in its opening weekend (03-05Apr09).

After skipping sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Vin Diesel returned to the franchise for the fourth installment, and proved to be the magic ingredient.

The huge opening weekend haul is the most ever for a movie released in April and the biggest so far in 2009.

Monsters vs Aliens took second place with $33.5 million (£22.6 million), followed by The Haunting in Connecticut with $9.6 million (£6.5 million)

Nicolas Cage's thriller Knowing was fourth with $8.1 million (£5.5 million), followed by Paul Rudd comedy I Love You, Man with $7.9 million (£5.3 million).

A Fast and Furious $72.5 Mil Weekend

It must have been the thes that were the problem. Shorn of its franchise's titular articles, Fast and Furious blew away its predecessors and the box-office weekend competition with an estimated $72.5 million Friday-Sunday debut. The performance was the year's best opening by a mile. It was the car series' biggest by an even longer mile. Drilling down into the numbers: • The Furious franchise's previous best was the $50.5 million taken in by 2003's similarly the-lacking 2 Fast 2 Furious. • With the articles, but without either Vin Diesel or Paul Walker, 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift earned less in its entire run ($62.5 million) than...
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Fast & Furious Revs Up To Fifth Gear

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Fast & Furious Revs Up To Fifth Gear
The Fast & The Furious star Paul Walker has confirmed the action franchise is to be extended for a fifth time - with plans for a new movie set in Europe.

The actor starred in the original film, The Fast & The Furious, in 2001 alongside Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel.

Walker returned for the sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, in 2003 with a different cast but sat out the third installment, 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Walker reunited with Diesel and Rodriguez to reprise their original roles for this year's sequel, simply titled Fast & Furious - and the star admits movie bosses are already working on another follow up, taking the series to five movies.

He tells MoviesOnline, "It's beyond rumours at this point. I've spoken with executives at Universal and they're pretty serious about it. They're developing it. They know where they want it to take place. They want to do it in Europe."

Diesel Invites Wannabe Filmmakers To The Set Of Fast + The Furious

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Diesel Invites Wannabe Filmmakers To The Set Of Fast + The Furious
Action man Vin Diesel turned the dreams of Dominican Republic wannabe filmmakers into reality on the set of the new Fast + The Furious sequel - by inviting them to take part in shooting.

Diesel and the nation's President, Leonel Fernandez, set up a film school in Santa Domingo three years ago - and so when director Justin Lin was scouting for locations, the film star insisted he look there.

And once producers agreed to shoot the film in the Dominican Republic, Diesel started finding his film students jobs on set.

He explains, "We take inner city kids and put them through a six-week course in filmmaking.

"We were able to take some of the students and have them work on this major film. It was incredible."

Diesel is returning to a lead role in the Fast + The Furious film franchise as Dominic Toretto after sitting out the first sequel, 2 Fast 2 Furious, and making an uncredited appearance in third movie Tokyo Drift.

2 veteran drivers on 'Fast' track for Universal

Rev those engines!

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are in negotiations to reunite for the fourth installment of Universal's "Fast and the Furious" franchise. Justin Lin and Chris Morgan, who were behind "Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," are returning to directing and writing duties, respectively.

Neal Moritz will produce the as-yet-untitled installment along with Diesel, who will produce through his One Race Films banner.

The story line is being kept under wraps, but fast cars are involved. A spring start is anticipated with shooting in Los Angeles, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The first "Furious", released in 2001, was a surprise hit, grossing more than $144 million and creating a franchise for the studio while making stars our of Diesel and Walker. Only Walker returned for the sequel, "2 Fast 2 Furious", and sat out the third installment, 2005's "Tokyo Drift". That movie had relative newcomer Lucas Black in the driver's seat but did feature Diesel in a cameo at the end of the movie.

Turns in '2 Fast' bias suit

Industry veteran Frank Davis on Wednesday settled his portion of the federal government's racial discrimination case against Universal Pictures, then took the stand and told a seven-member jury that he believed he was fired as first assistant director on 2 Fast 2 Furious because he is black.

"I did what I was supposed to be doing," Davis testified in federal court in downtown Los Angeles. "Unfortunately, Universal has certain stereotypes of people who look like me, and I was fired.

"I was held to a different standard," he added.

Universal has vehemently denied Davis' charges, saying that the director was fired because he could not handle the high-budget film, which included numerous action sequences.

The second day of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's case against Universal included the conclusion of testimony from 2 Fast director John Singleton as well as sidebar discussions, settlement-talk breaks and the removal of a sick juror by U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess.

The EEOC sued the studio in 2003 over Davis' firing, claiming that it was without cause."

Freeman a 'Wanted' man for Uni

Morgan Freeman is in final negotiations to star opposite James McAvoy in Universal Pictures' Wanted, a sci-fi actioner that will mark the English-language debut of Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov.

Wanted is based on a comic book miniseries by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones published by Top Cow. The story follows a put-upon man (McAvoy) who discovers that his long-lost father is an assassin. After his dad is murdered, the son is recruited into a covert organization of killers and trained to follow in his father's footsteps.

Freeman will play Sloan, the lead assassin who trains McAvoy.

Universal-based Marc Platt is producing with Jason Netter and Jim Lemley. Top Cow's Marc Silvestri is exec producing along with Adam Siegel.

The script was penned by Derek Haas and Michael Brandt, who wrote Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. Chris Morgan ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift") also wrote the script.

Tyrese joining 'Waist Deep' gang at Focus

Tyrese joining 'Waist Deep' gang at Focus
Tyrese has signed on to star in Waist Deep for Focus Features. Tyrese plays an ex-convict who gets caught up in gang violence and turmoil after his car is hijacked with his son inside. He manages to outsmart the gang leaders with the help of a young woman. Vondie Curtis-Hall> directs from his own script. Waist Deep falls under a recent agreement between Radar Pictures head Ted Field and sports entrepreneur A. Demitrius Brown to produce urban and Latin-themed films. Tedd Field and Joe Rosenberg are producing the film, which is shooting for an August start date in Los Angeles. Tyrese recently signed on to co-star in Four Brothers for Lorenzo di Bonaventura at Paramount Pictures. He also filmed Annapolis last year at the Walt Disney Co. His other credits include 2 Fast 2 Furious and Baby Boy. He is repped by WMA and managed by Jerome Martin.

Uni ups Kirschenbaum to vp prod'n

Universal Pictures has promoted Jeff Kirschenbaum to vp production. Kirschenbaum will continue to report to Scott Stuber and Mary Parent, vice chairmen of worldwide production for Universal Pictures and will expand the number of films under his watch. "Since he joined our team three years ago, Jeff has made an immeasurable contribution," Stuber and Parent said in a statement. "His feel for material is instinctual and his ability to work with the creative community is an asset that is difficult to find." Kirschenbaum joined Universal in 2001, and was involved in the sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious, and The Bourne Supremacy. He also helped develop Van Helsing and was involved with In Good Company.

NBC Uni, BSC ink multiyear distribution pact

NBC Uni, BSC ink multiyear distribution pact
NBC Universal and Japan's Broadmedia Studios Corp. have entered into an exclusive, multiyear distribution agreement for free and basic subscription cable television rights to a selection of Universal's films and TV product in Japan, it was announced Wednesday. The agreement includes first-run and library films and telemovies including recent titles such as The Scorpion King, 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Bourne Identity and Bridget Jones's Diary. Back catalog titles from Universal's library of more than 4,000 films include Liar, Liar, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Casino, and TV content includes Miami Vice, Airwolf, and Columbo. The deal also includes Law & Order. Broadmedia Studios is a subsidiary of distributor and major pay TV group Softbank Broadmedia. The deal was announced by Taro Hashimoto, BSC representative director, and Belinda Menendez, NBC Universal International Television Distribution president.

Mendes rides with Cage on Col's 'Ghost'

Mendes rides with Cage on Col's 'Ghost'
Eva Mendes, who stars in the upcoming Columbia Pictures production Hitch, is reuniting with the studio for Ghost Rider, an adaptation of the Marvel Comics comic book. Mendes will play opposite Nicolas Cage, who stars as the title character, a former motorcycle stuntman who agrees to let his body become host to a vengeful spirit -- becoming a bike-riding demon in the process -- to secure the safety of his true love (Mendes). Mark Steven Johnson is directing. Shane Salerno wrote the original draft of the Columbia project. Marvel Entertainment's Avi Arad and Crystal Sky's Steven Paul are producing the project with Johnson's producing partner Gary Foster and Michael De Luca. Matt Tolmach, the studio's co-president of production, is overseeing the project. CAA-repped Mendes appeared in Training Day. Other credits include 2 Fast 2 Furious, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Out of Time.

Singleton, Wahlberg like 'Brothers'

John Singleton has signed to direct and Mark Wahlberg is in negotiations to star in Four Brothers for Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Paramount Pictures. The contemporary feature concerns four brothers who set out to avenge the death of their mother. Dave Elliot and Paul Lovett are writing the script. Last month, Singleton signed on to develop the video game Fear & Respect for Midway Games, in which Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone is the controlling shareholder. The video game is being developed by producer Christine Peters as a feature film for the Viacom-owned studio (HR 9/24). Wahlberg is set to appear in Paramount's The Italian Job 2, which he opted to appear in over Lions Gate's The Black Dahlia, directed by Brian De Palma. Singleton, who is repped by UTA, most recently directed 2 Fast 2 Furious. His credits include Baby Boy, Shaft and Boyz N the Hood. He also is repped by attorney Steve Barnes. Wahlberg is repped by Endeavor. Elliot and Lovett are repped by CAA.
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