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Here’s What You Can Stream With Your Amazon Prime Membership in May

New titles available to stream with your Amazon Prime membership next month include Season 5 of BBC’s “Orphan Black,” and several new Amazon Original series, including “Last Flag Flying,” “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” and “Diablo Guardian.”

Movies available include 2017’s “Baywatch,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” and “Rocky” I through V. Beginning May 1, you’ll also be able to rent “Annihilation,” “12 Strong,” James Corden’s “Peter Rabbit” and “Fifty Shades Freed.”

See the full list below. For our May Hulu roundup, head over here.

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Available May 1

3 Ways to Get a Husband (2009)

40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)

A Very Brady Sequel (1996)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Baby Boom (1987)

Back to School (1986)

Bad News Bears (1976)

Barefoot (2014)

Beyond Borders (2003)

Blame (2017)

Brother Nature (2016)

Bull Durham (1988)

Cool World (1992)

Cyborg (1989)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Dr. No (1962)

Eight Men Out (1988)

Elizabethtown (2005)

Evolution (2001)

Foxfire (1996)

Frailty (2001)

From Russia with Love (1964)

Gator (1976)

Ghost Town (2008)

Goat (2016)

Goldfinger (1964)

Holy Air (2017)

Hot Boyz (2000)

Immigration Tango (2011)

Insomnia (2002)

Iron Eagle IV: On the Attack (1999)

Kalifornia (1993)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Love Is A Gun (1994)

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Manhunter (1986)

Men with Brooms (2002)

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

New Rose Hotel (1999)

Ninja Masters (2009)

Octopussy (1983)

Outcast (2014)

Perfect Score (2004)

Perfume: Story of a Murderer (2006)

Psychopaths (2017)

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)

Rocky (1976)

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky III (1982)

Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky V (1990)

Sabrina (1995)

Saturday Church (2017)

School Ties (1992)

Set Up (2011)

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Strategic Air Command (1955)

The Benchwarmers (2006)

The Benefactor (2015)

The Box (2007)

The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)

The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)

The Crow (1994)

The Elephant Man (1980)

The Golden Compass (2007)

The Hangman (1959)

The House I Live In (2013)

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Last Castle (2001)

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The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Saint (1997)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Thief (1981)

Thirst Street (2017)

Thunderball (1965)

Twisted (2004)

Untamed Heart (1993)

Wild Thornberrys (2002)

Wish Upon a Star (1996)

Wonder Boys (2000)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Aristocrats: Limited Series

Banished: Limited Series

Charles II – The Power and The Passion: Limited Series

Daniel Deronda: Limited Series

David Copperfield: Limited Series

Desperate Romantics: Limited Series

Ivanhoe: Limited Series

Jane Eyre (1983): Limited Series

Jane Erye (2006): Limited Series

Life in Squares: Limited Series

Little Dorrit: Limited Series

Lorna Doone: Limited Series

Love in A Cold Climate: Limited Series

Mansfield Park: Limited Series

Martin Chuzzlewit: Limited Series

Middlemarch: Limited Series

Oliver Twist (1985): Limited Series

Oliver Twist (2007): Limited Series

Our Mutual Friend: Limited Series

Pride and Prejudice: Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (1981): Limited Series

Sense and Sensibility (2008): Limited Series

Sinbad: Limited Series

Tess of the D’Urbervilles: Limited Series

The Buccaneers: Limited Series

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Limited Series

The Lost World: Limited Series

The Office: Limited Series

The Pickwick Papers: Limited Series

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Limited Series

The Way We Live Now: Limited Series

Tom Jones: Limited Series

Vanity Fair (1998): Limited Series

Available May 4

Last Flag Flying

Available May 5

Warrior (2011)

Diablo Guardian (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 11

Rocky & Bullwinkle (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 12

Baywatch (2017)

Still Mine (2012)

Orphan Black, Season 5

Available May 15

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)

Available May 18

You Are Wanted (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 19

Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Shooters (2003)

Available May 22

Dino Dana (Prime Original series), Season 2

Available May 23

Beast of Burden (2018)

Available May 25

Picnic at Hanging Rock (Prime Original series), Season 1

Available May 27

Just Getting Started (2017)

The Wedding Plan (2016)

Available May 29

Howards End, Season 1

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Producer Ileen Maisel Inks First-Look Deal With Fox 21 TV Studios, Sets First Project Based On Ya Novel ‘The Fandom’

Film producer Ileen Maisel (The Golden Compass) has signed a first-look deal with Fox 21 Television Studios. Under the pact, Maisel will develop TV projects through her Amber Television banner, starting with a TV series adaptation of Anna Day’s dystopian Ya novel The Fandom. The Fandom was published in January by Chicken House in the U.K.. The book stems from competition The Big Idea, a joint initiative by Chicken House, the publishing company of Barry Cunningham
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Breakout “Logan” Star Dafne Keen is Back With ‘His Dark Materials’

Not many people may remember Chris Weitz’s screen adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials children’s book series. The first installation was called The Golden Compass and even had Nicole Kidman in the starring role. Planned sequels to that film were quickly scratched after a mediocre performance in the box office overall. Since then, no one’s dared to touch the iconic series again until 2015, when the BBC announced that it was commissioning a new miniseries that will be based on Pullman’s trilogy—Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. It’s been confirmed recently that famed Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel

Breakout “Logan” Star Dafne Keen is Back With ‘His Dark Materials
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'Logan' Breakout Dafne Keen to Star in 'His Dark Materials' TV Adaptation

The big-budget adaptation of Philip Pullman's fantasy epic His Dark Materials has a lead and director. 

Dafne Keen, the breakout star of Logan, is set to star in the eight-part series alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Oscar-winning The King's Speech director Tom Hooper to helm, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. 

Keen is set to play Lyra, one of the central characters who wanders through a series of parallel universes. Dakota Blue Richards starred as Lyra in the 2007 feature film adaptation The Golden Compass. Miranda joins as an adventurer called Lee Scoresby.

Ordered back in 2015 by the BBC, His...
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His Dark Materials adds Dafne Keen, Tom Hooper, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

There is some serious talent headed towards Oxford and the world of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials. In a slew of casting news to get you daemon jumping, the BBC and Bad Wolf TV adaptation has added Tom Hooper, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dafne Keen to its world of all creatures great and small.

Entertainment Weekly report that the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, is close to signing on to play hot-air balloonist Lee Scoresby, while The King’s Speech‘s Oscar winning director Tom Hooper is negotiating a deal to oversee all eight episodes of the ambitious fantasy series.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, Deadline have revealed that His Dark Materials has also found its Lyra Belacqua in the shape of Logan breakout Dafne Keen.

A dimension spanning fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials is the story of a young orphan named Lyra, who sets off on an adventure to find her missing friend,
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Visual Effects Oscar Nominees on Their Top Digital Secrets

Visual Effects Oscar Nominees on Their Top Digital Secrets
This year’s visual-effects category displays so much expertise that each nominated film had at least one Oscar winner or nominee on its team.

John Nelson, who won for “Gladiator” and led the group behind “Blade Runner 2049,” says, “I was lucky that everybody wanted to work on this movie.”

Nelson adds, “It’s hard to live up to a classic, and in science fiction, visual effects rules are important because they define jeopardy. Jeopardy needs to be real or audiences won’t care.”

The movie depicts one possible future, Nelson notes, adding: “There were no traffic jams in the sky.”

There were, however, 17 distinctive environments that extended Roger Deakins’ cinematography by mixing models, miniatures and CG extensions. Nelson even used Google Earth to initially “fly through” locales that were later photographed.

His team also delivered tour-de-force compositing, merging two different actors to create an eerie third person — including creating a CG doppleganger of one of the
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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best

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The Best Visual Effects Oscar Winners of the 21st Century, Ranked from Worst to Best
When people talk about the magic of cinema, they’re usually not referring to monologues. More often than not, it’s the awe-inspiring visuals and imaginary worlds coming to life that give the phrase “movie magic” the ring of truth. None of that would be possible without visual effects, an ever-evolving field that pushes filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson further and further in their quest to create that special spark.

The films that have won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects represent the most innovative visual storytelling of the last two decades. Using motion capture technology, computer-generated imagery, miniatures and giant puppets, these films create fantasy worlds and creatures beyond our wildest imaginations.

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Here are the winners of the Oscar for Best Visual Effects of the 21st century, ranked by their visual storytelling.

17. “The Golden Compass” (2007)

While “The Golden Compass
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What went wrong with 2011's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo?

Mark Harrison Jan 29, 2018

David Fincher's film of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo wasn't the intended franchise starter. But why not?

This article contains spoilers for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

“What is hidden in the snow, comes forth in the thaw.”

The world met Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, when The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was published in 2005. She only became more popular when Swedish production company Yellow Bird adapted the crime thriller and its two sequels, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, for the screen in 2009.

Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth, a prodigious ward of the state who has poor social skills and a photographic memory, while Michael Nyqvist plays Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist who enlists her help in solving a cold case and later becomes involved in uncovering a government conspiracy in her past.
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‘Downsizing’ Editor on Cutting Alexander Payne’s Quirky Sci-Fi Movie Down to Size

‘Downsizing’ Editor on Cutting Alexander Payne’s Quirky Sci-Fi Movie Down to Size
At first glance, “Downsizing” seems like a major stylistic departure for director Alexander Payne.

While it’s true that the film reunites him with many of his collaborators on earlier films — including screenwriter Jim Taylor, cinematographer Phedon Papamichael and editor Kevin Tent — the theme and scope of the movie center less on intimate human drama and more on a sci-fi view of a future society in which people miniaturize themselves through a medical procedure in order to improve their lives materially.

For Tent, this wasn’t his first time cutting a sci-fi tale. He edited 2007’s VFX-heavy “The Golden Compass” and was at ease working with “Downsizing’s” visual effects team.

In the film, which arrives in theaters Dec. 21, normal-sized people frequently interact with the downsized people, who are only inches tall. To make such scenes work on the screen, Tent sought the best angles among characters of ostensibly vastly different sizes, passing the rough
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Is a ‘Game of Thrones’ Hit Movie at All Realistic?

With the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones in the offing, it has left many fans wanting new ways to get their GoT fix. With only two novels remaining also, it has led fanatics to lead calls for a box office movie – something we believe would be an enormous hit around the globe!

The seed of a Game of Thrones Hollywood movie was sown back in 2015 when a British newspaper revealed that George R.R. Martin had intimated that a movie could well happen, but he would not be involved in the storyline.

More intriguingly, the rumors of a GoT movie have been fuelled further by claims from veteran actor, Charles Dance. Despite his character’s demise in the latest series, Dance would be one of the last actors you’d expect to lie about such speculation. When promoting one of his most recent movies, The Imitation Game, Dance
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10+ Years Later: The Golden Compass, a Failed Footnote in Fantasy Adaptations

Released at the end of 2007, The Golden Compass aimed to become the third jewel in a crown of mega-grossing 21st century fantasy adaptations, following The Lord of the Rings and The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. The first film in an intended three-film cycle based on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, Chris Weitz's The Golden Compass instead became caught between worlds -- not an inappropriate fate for a story about interdimensional travel -- and was quietly buried. In one regard, this was a vestige of poor timing. When it arrived, The Golden Compass was released into a Hollywood whose box office interest (and more importantly, shareholder outlook) was based on how films performed domestically. The Golden Compass' shoddy $70 million box office...

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Nicole Kidman’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey

Nicole Kidman’s Best Performances — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In honor of “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” what is Nicole Kidman’s greatest performance?

Vadim Rizov (@VRizov), Filmmaker Magazine

I don’t know about “best” — I haven’t seen an embarrassing chunk of what are considered her most significant roles, and I’m weak on understanding acting — but the performance that sticks most in my mind (quite possibly because I saw it at impressionable high school age) is “Dogville.” Kidman is spookily withdrawn, like an observer alien in a human body dropped into a moral wasteland which she attempts to navigate with understanding and decorum until finally it’s just too much. As in “Birth,
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Fall 2017’s Most Buzzworthy Books

Fall 2017’s Most Buzzworthy Books
For those done with their beach reads, it’s time to turn to these new books that will be engaging companions as the leaves change color and the temperature cools. Like film, theater and TV, the new book season comes packed with debuts from the likes of You’ve Got Mail star Tom Hanks and Matt Weiner; the return of authors John Green and John le Carre; and a biting postmortem from Hillary Clinton.

2017 Fall Preview: Film, TV, Theater and More!

All the Dirty Parts

by Daniel Handler

Now available

The author of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events ditches the pen name for a coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy discovering his sexuality. Handler delivers on the title with a blunt, honest -- and very explicit -- take on a topic that’s somehow fallen out of modern storytelling.

A Legacy of Spies

by John le Carre

Now available

The undisputed master of spy
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Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll Join Operation Finale

by Ilich Mejía

Back in March, Oscar Isaac first announced he would be producing and starring in Chris Weitz's Operation Finale. Weitz (Rogue OneThe Golden Compass) will be directing a script written by newcomer Matthew Orton. Set in 1960's Argentina, the film is based on the true story of a number of Israeli spies on a mission to capture Nazi official Adolf Eichmann (history as spoilers if you've been meaning to get to those History Channel documentaries, but keep watching Barefoot Contessa instead). Actress turned director Mélanie Laurent and comedian Nick Kroll join the already announced cast of Isaac and Ben Kingsley as real estate brokers looking to buy major acreage in next year's Oscar race...
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Sam Elliott Discusses His Iconic Western Image in ‘The Hero’

It’s hard to pin-down the iconic Sam Elliott performance. Between the good-natured biker of Mask to Swayze’s bestie in Road House to, of course, The Stranger in The Big Lebowski, Elliott has elevated each of these supporting roles into fully fleshed characters, suggesting more with a simple drawl and smile than most actors could in an eight-page scene. Elliott, at one point typecast only in Westerns, has steadily built up a storied career – popping up in big-budget tent-poles like The Hulk & The Golden Compass or critical darlings like The Contender & Up …
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Rhythm & Hues Co-Founder Launches New VFX House Phd

Rhythm & Hues Co-Founder Launches New VFX House Phd
Phd, a one-stop shop “collective” founded by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes, Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan, has been launched in Los Angeles. Hughes is best known to the industry as one of the co-founders of VFX company Rhythm & Hues — he led that studio for 26 years. The company, which won three Oscars for Visual Effects (Babe, The Golden Compass, and Life Of Pi) also was heralded for creating its own proprietary software used to generate photo-realistic…
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Rhythm & Hues Co-Founder Launches New VFX House Phd

Phd, a one-stop shop “collective” founded by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes, Helena Packer and Kevin Donovan, has been launched in Los Angeles. Hughes is best known to the industry as one of the co-founders of VFX company Rhythm & Hues — he led that studio for 26 years. The company, which won three Oscars for Visual Effects (Babe, The Golden Compass, and Life Of Pi) also was heralded for creating its own proprietary software used to generate photo-realistic…
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Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Has Largest Female-Lead Superhero Movie Opening Of All Time

Wonder Woman has proven her strength on the big screen as one of the world’s greatest superheroes, as well as the weekend’s greatest box office draw. Cutting through the competition, director Patty JenkinsWonder Woman has taken in $223 million globally, and counting. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The impressive worldwide total makes Wonder Woman the largest female-lead superhero movie opening of all time, the biggest opening in June for a superhero movie, and the biggest opening in June for a Warner Bros. film. With a Certified Fresh rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is also one of the best-reviewed superhero films ever, and its CinemaScore of A shows audiences agree.

Domestically, the film has grossed $100.5 million and has the highest opening weekend box office of all time for a female director. (Review)

Internationally, it opened day-and-date in 55 markets,
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Exclusive: Paul W.S. Anderson’s thoughts on Resident Evil reboots and sequels

The video game movie industry is in a renaissance at the moment. The Angry Birds Movie was a box office hit last year, and Warcraft made an incredible amount of money from the Chinese market alone. Since then we’ve seen adaptations of Tomb Raider and Rampage go into production, as well as more and more video game movies being be announced.

With Paul W.S. Anderson bowing out of the movie series he created with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, Constantin Films announced over the weekend they were rebooting the franchise with James Wan producing a six-film series. While there were a few shocked reactions from fans, producer Samuel Hadida had hinted in 2012 that he wanted to reboot the franchise at some point, because that is the nature of Hollywood.

Released this coming July, Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made details the behind-the-scenes stories of
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Stranger Things: Bill Nye Explains The Upside Down

Last year’s Stranger Things was notable for many reasons. Like Steven Spielberg and Stephen King before it, it managed to put relatable kids in real jeopardy in the darkest of situations. Between it being a love letter to the ‘80s, and all-around solid storytelling, it was a show that clicked with a whole lot of people, and went on to enter the pop culture zeitgeist in a big way.

Of course, if you’ve seen Stranger Things, you know that one aspect that plays a big role in the plot is the Upside Down. In the show, the Upside Down is a dark, morbid alternate universe where Will is trapped, and where the Demomgorgon lives. But what is the Upside Down from a scientific perspective?

In promotion of his new show, Bill Nye Saves the World, Bill Nye explained the theory of the multiverse.

The idea is simple enough to explain,
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