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Time to Get Spooky! Check Out Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule

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For Halloween-lovers, the most wonderful month of the year - October! - is coming up. To get you even more amped, Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 last year, and has done the same in 2019. The list includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few other choices in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Movie Buff Until You've Seen These 27 Classics Tuesday, Oct. 1

12:30 p.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

3:00 p.m. Monster House

5:05 p.m. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar's Monster's Inc.

8:50 p.
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Time to Get Spooky! Check Out Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween Schedule

For Halloween-lovers, the most wonderful month of the year - October! - is coming up. To get you even more amped, Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween schedule has finally arrived! The network bumped up its spooky and spectacular lineup from 13 days to a whopping 31 last year, and has done the same in 2019. The list includes seasonal favorites like The Addams Family, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monster House. As usual, there are a few other choices in the mix, and the whole thing concludes with a Hocus Pocus marathon! Pour yourself some cider, set your DVR, and be ready to get cozy.

Related: You Can't Call Yourself a Horror Movie Buff Until You've Seen These 27 Classics Tuesday, Oct. 1

12:30 p.m. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

3:00 p.m. Monster House

5:05 p.m. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

6:45 p.m. Disney Pixar's Monster's Inc.

8:50 p.
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Freddie Highmore-Written Dark Comedy Series ‘Homesick’ in Development at TBS

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Freddie Highmore-Written Dark Comedy Series ‘Homesick’ in Development at TBS
A Freddie Highmore-written half hour dark comedy series called “Homesick” has been sold to TBS and is currently in the early stages of development, TheWrap has learned.

The project comes from Sony Pictures TV and Highmore’s production banner Alfresco Pictures.

Highmore will executive produce and co-write with James Mitchell, on whose personal experiences the series is based. Mitchell will also serve as a co-executive producer.

According to TBS, “‘Homesick’ explores the themes of mental health, body image, toxic masculinity, and what it means to defy “normal” expectations of gender. It chronicles the dysfunctional relationship between a self-destructive twenty-something, secretly suffering from an eating disorder, and his mother, a raging narcissist and a total enabler who also happens to be his best friend in the world (for better or worse).”

This is the second project the “Good Doctor” star has sold under his two-year overall production deal with Sony Pictures Television.
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‘The Banana Splits Movie’ Review: Dir. Danishka Esterhazy [Frightfest 2019]

The Banana Splits Movie review: People of a certain age prepare to have your childhood memories shattered as The Banana Splits go on a murder spree in the wonderfully entertaining The Banana Splits Movie.

Banana Splits–21/02/2019–Marcos Cruz / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

It was only in February that we were speaking to director Danishka Esterhazy about the film Level 16. At the time she was in South Africa just about to start filming The Banana Splits Movie, now barely six months later, the film is finished, has screened at Arrow Video Frightfest, and is already available on DVD. That’s fast by anybody’s standards, but even more so when you stop to think that Level 16 took Esterhazy a decade to get off the ground. That film was a science-fiction dystopian thriller with a feminist slant. It was slow, subtle and required the audience’s full attention.
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Jack Nicholson's Axe From The Shining and Michael Keaton's Batman Suit are Up for Auction

If you have a lot of money laying around and would like to spend it in a total geek worthy way, there is an auction for you. CNN Style brought us this information today. Here is what they had to say:

iThe impressive collection is expected to fetch a total of £6 million ($7.3 million) when it goes up for sale at London's BFI IMAX, and the catalog is sure to excite any film buff.

The sale is the sixth annual London auction put on by movie-themed auction house Prop Store, set to be held over two days on September 30 and October 1. A free exhibition showing off the props will be open to the public.

Look, they have amassed a collection that will blow your mind. They have items like the Micheal Keaton Batman suit and the “Here’s Johnny!” Axe from The Shining but that is just the tip of the memorabilia iceberg.
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UK Auction Selling Props from The Shining, T2, Gladiator, Alien, Batman, Ghostbusters, Freddy Vs. Jason & More

Prop Store, one of the world's leading film and TV memorabilia companies has today announced it is to hold the UK's largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the sixth consecutive year this September, with the items on offer expected to fetch in excess of &#1636 million ($7.5 million). The auction is to be held at London's BFI IMAX proudly presented by Odeon, Europe's largest cinema group.

900 rare and iconic lots will be sold during Prop Store's unique Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over two days on Monday 30th September and Tuesday 1st October 2019 in Waterloo, London. The auction will be live-streamed online for fans to track the bidding on auction days. A free preview exhibition will be open to the public in the run up to the auction, opening on Wednesday 18th September - Tuesday 1st October 2019 at the BFI IMAX and showcasing over 250 lots from the upcoming auction.
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Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Trailer Captures Height of World War I

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Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Trailer Captures Height of World War I
Sam Mendes revisits the height of World War I in his upcoming period drama “1917.” The new trailer released Thursday captures the mounting pressure to stop a brutal attack that could threaten the lives of thousands of soldiers on the battlefield.

The heart-pounding footage opens with a soldier running through black-clouded bomb blasts before the clip cuts to two more servicemen carefully searching an underground bunker, only to be surprised by an unexpected explosion and forced to quickly evacuate.

Later in the trailer, Colin Firth’s character meets with two young soldiers, portrayed by “Captain Fantastic’s” George MacKay and “Game of Thrones” actor Dean-Charles Chapman. There, he instructs them of their mission: to save a battalion of fellow fighters — including one of their brothers — from ultimate destruction unless the two venture across enemy lines to quickly call off a planned attack.

“Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow’s attack.
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Denise Nickerson, ‘Willy Wonka’ Actress, Dead at 62

Denise Nickerson, ‘Willy Wonka’ Actress, Dead at 62
Denise Nickerson, best known for playing the snobby, gum-chomping Violet Beauregarde in the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died following a series of medical issues. The actress’ family confirmed her death in a Facebook post, writing, “She’s gone.” Nickerson was 62.

Nickerson suffered a “major medical emergency” at home on Monday, followed by seizures and both pulmonary and respiratory distress. She was admitted to the intensive unit of a Colorado hospital, where doctors also discovered that she had aspirated and developed pneumonia. She previously endured a severe
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Denise Nickerson, Violet in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 62

Denise Nickerson, Violet in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Dies at 62
Actress Denise Nickerson, best known as a former child star who appeared in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died. Over the past year, Nickerson had been struggling badly with her health following a severe stroke. This week, Nickerson had again been hospitalized and entered into a "coma-like" state after suffering from seizures, and there were no signs of recovery. The actress was then removed from life support on Wednesday, her son Josh Nickerson confirmed in a statement. "They just took off all the equipment. None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable," Josh wrote online. "We're telling her it's okay to let go." Nickerson died later in the day at the age of 62.

You could say Denise Nickerson was born to be an actress when she first entered this world in 1957. She got her first TV gig at the ripe age of 2 by starring in
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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory: 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Oompa Loompas

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is the iconic creation of author Roald Dahl, who wrote the children’s classic novel in 1964. And Oompa Loompas, diminutive workers at the factory who love to sing and all have the same distinct look, are an integral part of the story.

When the novel was turned into a film in 1971 starring the incomparable late Gene Wilder, the Oompa Loompas were brought to life beyond book illustrations, depicted as mischievous yet hard working. They appeared again with another unique look in the 2005 version of the film starring Johnny Depp.

While we all know about the Oompa Loompa’s small stature, occupation, and penchant for breaking out into song and choreographed dance, what else is there to know about these tiny people?

Related: Harry Potter: The 10 Most Powerful Families, Ranked
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Netflix: Everything Coming and Going for July 2019

There are some big changes coming to Netflix in July.

From new shows and movies, to shows and movies leaving the service, it's becoming increasingly difficult to keep up to speed on all the movers and shakers.

That's why we'll be running this monthy article with all the information you need about these changes.

The biggest premiere on the streaming giant in the month of July will likely be Stranger Things Season 3, which is getting a Thursday launch on July 4th.

The extra long weekend should give viewers ample time to binge the eight-episode third season of the sci-fi drama.

Related: Stranger Things Season 3 Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

Orange is the New Black is also back in July, but it will be the final season. The streamer confirmed last year that it was time to bring the groundbreaking series to a close.

13 new episodes remain, and they debut July
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2019

Netflix has confirmed that 44 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in Ju;y including: season 3 of “Stranger Things”; season 4 of “Queer Eye”; season 7 of “Orange is the New Black”; and season 11 of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

Among the new films on offer are: several installments of “Bangkok Love Stories”; a remake of “Point Blank” starring Anthony Mackie; the documentary “The Great Hack”‘; and the mockumentary “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein.”

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming and leaving Netflix in July 2019.

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Available July 1

“Designated Survivor: 60 Days” (Netflix Original)

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room” (Netflix Original)

“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

“Astro Boy”

“Caddyshack”

“Caddyshack 2”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)

“Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke”

Cloverfield

“Disney’s Race to Witch Mountain”

Frozen River

Inkheart
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What’s Coming to Netflix in July 2019

  • Variety
Netflix has everyone’s Fourth of July entertainment covered.

Hitting the streaming platform on July 4 is “Stranger Things” season three, which is finally returning two years after its predecessor. Martin Scorsese fans are also sure to be excited once they see four of the director’s films (“Taxi Driver” “Mean Streets” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” and “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?”) ready to stream on the first day of the month.

Additionally, Fourth of July celebrants can look back on history with Netflix’s own revisionist features such as “Inglourious Basterds” before enjoying some family fun with more kid friendly options like “Megamind” and “Princess and the Frog.”

See the full list of titles below.

July 1

“Designated Survivor: 60 days”

Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room”

“Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Astro Boy

Caddyshack

“Caddyshack 2”

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (2005)

“Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke”

Cloverfield
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Anne Hathaway's The Witches Production Unaffected by Recent On-Set Stabbing

Anne Hathaway's The Witches Production Unaffected by Recent On-Set Stabbing
We let you guys know a few days ago that production on Back to the Future and Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis's upcoming remake of Roald Dahl's classic children's book The Witches starring Anne Hathaway had been suspended following a stabbing on-set. But today it turns out that production has been unaffected by Wednesday's incident. In fact, the event in question, which was originally reported to be a stabbing, is actually not a serious as we thought. It turns out the alleged victim merely suffered "a small laceration to his neck" during the confrontation. While that's nothing to snicker at, it looks like the man will survive.

Sources close to the film say that the movie's schedule remains unchanged and production at Warner Bros.' studio in Leavesden outside London, did not cease because of the on-set stabbing. Hell, even the famous Harry Potter studio tours which Leavesden hosts were unaffected.
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Netflix in July: Here’s Every New and Expiring Title

  • The Wrap
It’s almost July. We know that because Netflix has come through with its list of new content being added in July, and what titles are being removed from the streamer throughout the month.

Most notably, “Stranger Things” Season 3 is dropping on July 4, so you can watch fireworks And be reunited with Eleven, Will Byers, Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Max, Nancy, Jonathan, Steve Harrington, Joyce and Hopper at long last, all in one day.

Queer Eye” Season 4 is comin’ at ya July 19, along with new episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The seventh and final season of “Orange Is The New Black” comes July 26.

Also Read: Netflix Renews 'The Rain' For a Third and Final Season

This month is your last chance to watch the first two “Austin Powers” films, “The Matrix” trilogy, the first three “Mummy” movies, “Cool Hand Luke,” “Definitely, Maybe,” “Dumb and Dumber,” and all
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On The Set: ‘The Good Doctor’s Freddie Highmore Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Season 2

On The Set: ‘The Good Doctor’s Freddie Highmore Offers A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Season 2
The path of Emmy history is littered with many injustices. Take, for example, Steve Carell’s failure, despite five nominations, to earn a trophy for playing Michael Scott on The Office. Or how about The Wire, which somehow, despite becoming one of the definitive exemplars of peak television, only ever mustered a measly pair of writing nominations over its five seasons on the air?

So perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a shock, given that rocky history, that Freddie Highmore walked away from last year’s Emmy season without so much as a nod for his work on The Good Doctor. But, at the risk of over-editorializing, a shock is how it felt. After all, David Shore’s series had become one of ABC’s biggest hits almost instantly, and had drawn endless praise for Highmore’s turn as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a brilliant surgical resident with autism, which
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Kris Pearn on Netflix’s Second Animated Feature, ’The Willoughbys’

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Annecy, France — A significant part of the future of the world new global streaming platforms will depend on their appeal to family audiences. So it’s no small matter that, in the space of eight hours at France’s Annecy Festival, Netflix will unveil for the first time ever to a discerning industry audience a string of clips from its first two original animated movie films: Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus,” out this Christmas, and Chris Pearn’s “The Willoughbys,” scheduled for a Spring 2020 bow.

Both are major steps for Netflix. A few days out from Annecy, history looked to rest lightly on the shoulders of Pearn as with a massive enthusiasm – he’s a self declared optimist, he says – and at an antic pace he fielded questions from Variety on his much anticipated title, which will help shape a public perception of Netflix’s animated movie ambitions.

Currently in production at Bron Animation in Vancouver,
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Johnny Depp movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Johnny Depp movies: 12 greatest films ranked from worst to best
One of the most enigmatic actors out there, Johnny Depp celebrates birthday #56 on June 9, 2019. From his somewhat modest start as a regular on the TV series “21 Jump Street,” Depp has put together a remarkably diverse collection of film roles, most of which have one thing in common — he is drawn to playing outcasts or people who are on the edges of society who go their own way — and going his own way is certainly something that’s been a hallmark of this much-awarded actor’s career.

In Depp’s 35-year (!) film career (beginning with 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”), Depp has earned a remarkable 10 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Best Actor prize for the 2007 musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” That film also garnered Depp his third Academy Award nomination (along with 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and
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Johnny Depp movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Donnie Brasco,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’

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Johnny Depp movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Donnie Brasco,’ ‘Sweeney Todd’
One of the most enigmatic actors out there, Johnny Depp celebrates birthday #56 on June 9, 2019. From his somewhat modest start as a regular on the TV series “21 Jump Street,” Depp has put together a remarkably diverse collection of film roles, most of which have one thing in common — he is drawn to playing outcasts or people who are on the edges of society who go their own way — and going his own way is certainly something that’s been a hallmark of this much-awarded actor’s career.

SEEOscar Best Actor Gallery: Every Winner in Academy Award History

In Depp’s 35-year (!) film career (beginning with 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street”), Depp has earned a remarkable 10 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Best Actor prize for the 2007 musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” That film also garnered Depp his third Academy Award nomination (along with 2003’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Acclaimed Stage Version Of ‘Touching The Void’ To Head To The West End

Touching The Void by David Greig, directed by Tom Morris. Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Credit Geraint Lewis

Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void will open in the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre previewing from November 9th for a strictly limited season with an opening night of November 14th.

Bristol Old Vic’s Tom Morris directs the first stage version of Touching the Void, adapted by The Lyceum’s David Greig from the award-winning memoir by Joe Simpson, which also became a BAFTA-winning film. They are joined by Designer Ti Green, Sound Designer and Composer Jon Nicholls, Lighting Designer Chris Davey, Movement Director Sasha Milavic Davies and with casting by Jill Green Cdg.

This production marks the 30th anniversary of the
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