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All 40 Movies and TV Shows Leaving Netflix in June

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It's that time again! After saying goodbye to our favorite childhood Disney movies in May, Netflix is getting rid of even more classics next month. Not only are romantic comedies like 50 First Dates and While You Were Sleeping going away, but Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is also leaving this June. It's pretty obvious that the people at Disney are prepping for the release of their very own streaming service in Fall 2019, so it's only a matter of time before Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are taken off the streaming service. In the meantime, we suggest setting aside a weekend to watch the films below before they're gone for good.

Related: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Queer Eye, and 64 Other New Titles Hitting Netflix in June June 1

50 First Dates

8 Mile

Gridiron Gang

J. Edgar

Men in Black

My Left Foot

Neerja

Out of the Dark
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in June

It’s time to say goodbye to some movies and TV shows that will be removed from Netflix throughout the month of June.

Men in Black, Training Day, The Angry Birds Movie, While You Were Sleeping, 50 First Dates, Grace of Monaco, The Giver, Captain America: Civil War, J. Edgar, My Left Foot and Cake are just some of the films that will disappear during the month. Television series including Baby Daddy and Cedar Cove will also be departing from the streaming service.

While the first eight seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown were originally set to leave Netflix on June 16,...
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in June

It’s time to say goodbye to some movies and TV shows that will be removed from Netflix throughout the month of June.

Men in Black, Training Day, The Angry Birds Movie, While You Were Sleeping, 50 First Dates, Grace of Monaco, The Giver, Captain America: Civil War, J. Edgar, My Left Foot and Cake are just some of the films that will disappear during the month. Television series including Baby Daddy and Cedar Cove will also be departing from the streaming service.

While the first eight seasons of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown were originally set to leave Netflix on June 16,...
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All 40 Movies and TV Shows Leaving Netflix in June

It's that time again! After saying goodbye to our favorite childhood Disney movies in May, Netflix is getting rid of even more classics next month. Not only are romantic comedies like 50 First Dates and While You Were Sleeping going away, but Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is also leaving this June. It's pretty obvious that the people at Disney are prepping for the release of their very own streaming service in Fall 2019, so it's only a matter of time before Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are taken off the streaming service. In the meantime, we suggest setting aside a weekend to watch the films below before they're gone for good.

Related: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Queer Eye, and 64 Other New Titles Hitting Netflix in June June 1

50 First Dates

8 Mile

Gridiron Gang

J. Edgar

Men in Black

My Left Foot

Neerja

Out of the Dark
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What’s Leaving Netflix in June 2018

With the start of summer comes a refresh of movies and TV on Netflix, and some classic films are leaving the streamer throughout the month of June.

On June 1, fan-favorite flicks “50 First Dates,” “8 Mile,” and “Men in Black,” will be removed, and later in the month Netflix will also lose “Captain America: Civil War,” six seasons of “Baby Daddy,” and the 1974 adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.”

Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix below:

June 1

50 First Dates

8 Mile

Gridiron Gang

J. Edgar

Men in Black

My Left Foot

Neerja

Out of the Dark

Princess Kaiulani

The
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‘Everybody Knows’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Strongest Cannes Opener in Years

‘Everybody Knows’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Strongest Cannes Opener in Years
Most years, the Cannes Film Festival opens with a forgettable film: the French melodrama “Ismael’s Ghosts” last year, Woody Allen’s “Café Society” the year before, the aggressively unpleasant “Standing Tall” and the risible “Grace of Monaco” in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

This year, though, Cannes opted to kick off with Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,” which is a different matter entirely. The Iranian director is a master of examining the tensions of class and gender and detailing the large and small matters that can gnaw at people and at a society.

His Spanish-language film starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem is a worthy successor to the string of standout films he’s been sending to international festivals over the last decade: “About Elly,” which won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2009; “A Separation,” which won the Golden Bear at that festival in 2011 and went on to take the foreign-language Academy Award; “The Past,” which won acting and screenplay honors at Cannes in 2016; and “The Salesman,” which also won the Cannes screenplay award and the foreign Oscar.

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“Everybody Knows,” which launched the 2018 Cannes on Tuesday night after a gala opening-night ceremony, transplants many of Farhadi’s usual concerns to a small village in Spain. The advance word called it a psychological thriller, and it does contain some thriller elements such as a crime and a race against time to save a young girl who’s gone missing.

But this is not Farhadi doing a genre exercise; as is most of his work, “Everybody Knows” is a quietly gripping examination of societal divisions, of class, of secrets that bind us together and pull us apart.

And it’s about what happens when secrets aren’t really secrets, when “everybody knows” — or suspects, or at least gossips.

Also Read: Penélope Cruz Says She Spent Months in 'Terrifying Pain' for Cannes Opener 'Everybody Knows'

Many of those secrets swirl around Laura and Paco, played by Cruz and Bardem. She’s a woman from the village who has been living with her husband and children in Argentina for years, but who returns to Spain for her sister’s wedding. Played by Cruz, Laura is both a beloved member of this community and somehow apart from it; her resentments toward the people she left behind, and theirs toward her, aren’t always obvious, but they’re present.

Paco, on the other hand, appears to be a local farmhand working the vineyard when we first see him in sweat-drenched flannel. He looks completely comfortable as a laborer — but it turns out that this is his vineyard and his estate, and when his wife beckons him into the house to take a shower and change, it’s clear that he’s not quite as comfortable as he was out on a tractor.

We learn soon enough that Laura and Paco grew up together and were in love as teenagers, when her family owned the land and his worked on it. But at one point, Paco bought part of the estate from Laura at a good price, helping her out when she needed money but also prompting mutterings that he’d taken advantage of the family to attain his undeserved status as an estate owner.

Also Read: Cannes Film Festival 2018 Preview: No Selfies, No Netflix, No Problem

But the resentments only surface after a catastrophe. Laura’s daughter Irene (Carla Campra) feels ill during the wedding celebration and goes upstairs to sleep it off — but at some point, Laura realizes Irene is missing, which sends her into a panic that elevates to hysteria when she gets a text announcing that her daughter has been kidnapped.

In a way, this incident puts “Everybody Knows” in a league with Farhadi’s “About Elly,” in which a young woman disappears while on a beach trip with friends. Neither film was a whodunit by any means; Farhadi may eventually tell you what happened and who did it, but he’s far more interested in letting the dominoes fall and the buried troubles surface.

Laura’s feckless husband, played by Argentinian actor Ricardo Darin, is absent at first and then shows up to insist that God will take care of things, which enrages his wife. She turns to Paco for help, which begins to raise questions both in the minds of other characters and viewers. (Most of the latter, it’s safe to say, will be a step or two ahead of the former.)

Cruz and Bardem have acted together several times, both before and after they became a real-life couple, but they have rarely gone to these emotional extremes together. For Bardem, the anguish is largely internal — but as “Biutiful” showed, few actors are better at conveying the weight of the world in a furrowed brow or a slumped shoulder.

For Cruz, meanwhile, this is a tour de force performance constructed from shades of anger, desperation and near catatonic grief, almost as exhausting to watch as it must have been to deliver.

Farhadi is a rigorous filmmaker but not a showy one, and “Everybody Knows” is as formally understated as it is emotionally wrought. Though Alberto Iglesias is credited with a score, the vast majority of the film unfolds in silence, the better to hear each panicked gasp or suffer through each pregnant pause.

Farhadi does not speak Spanish, and used two translators on the set to make himself understood by the cast. (They also spoke a lot of broken English, says Bardem.) He is perhaps a more incisive and cutting chronicler of his home country than of France or Spain; you can see why, after he made “The Past” in Paris in 2013, he felt he needed to return to Iran to make “The Salesman” before heading to Spain for “Everybody Knows.”

But this is strong, disquieting work — and even when we get the kind of answers about what actually happened that Farhadi sometimes withholds in his films, it remains a dark character study of people who will never recover from old loves and old grudges.

It is also the most substantial film to open a Cannes Film Festival in years. The festival’s new policy of not holding press screenings in advance of public premieres meant that “Everybody Knows” was the only film screened in the Palais on opening day, a fact that led to more than a few grumbles. But if you’re only going to show off a single film, at least it was one that warranted this kind of spotlight.

Read original story ‘Everybody Knows’ Film Review: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem in Strongest Cannes Opener in Years At TheWrap
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The Titan movie review: bad science, worse science fiction

MaryAnn’s quick take… The science is ludicrous, the story is almost entirely free of drama, and the finale descends into the hoariest, most ridiculous clichés of the genre. But the future smart-house porn is lovely. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big science fiction fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Oh, dear. Are we present at the birth of a new subgenre of science fiction films that might be dubbed Future House Porn? Because that’s what the feature debut of German filmmaker Lennart Ruff mostly looks like. The Titan is ostensibly the story of a Nato experiment in the year 2048 to retrofit some astronauts so they can live on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan without any protective gear or even, as we later see,
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‘The Titan’ Review: Sam Worthington Tries to Live on Saturn in Weak Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller

‘The Titan’ Review: Sam Worthington Tries to Live on Saturn in Weak Netflix Sci-Fi Thriller
A clever but unformed hunk of speculative science-fiction, Lennart Ruff’s “The Titan” is essentially two parallel stories of survival that are being told at the same time. One is physical and intimate; the other is abstract and infinite. Strangely, they’re both far more interesting on their own than they are cut together, but each of them poses a handful of intriguing questions about our instinct for self-preservation, asking us to locate the point at which trauma might change the basic foundation of who (or what) we are. If only these questions were posed intriguingly, and not just churned through the machinations of genre shlock that doesn’t have the courage to be as smart as either of its stories require it to be.

The year is 2048, and the Earth isn’t going to be inhabitable for all that much longer. It’s the usual cocktail of apocalyptic trouble: nuclear war,
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The Titan Trailer: Sam Worthington Becomes Super Human in New Sci-Fi Thriller

Avatar's Sam Worthington is not quite done with body-morphing military sci-fi just yet. In Lennart Ruff's The Titan, Worthington's family takes part in a ground-breaking experiment to evolve mankind for its inevitable evolution into space. The Titan promises to take on big themes. It is based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco) and written by Max Hurwitz (AMC's Hell on Wheels). Synopsis: Hotshot Air Force pilot, Rick Janssen (Sam Worthington), is chosen for a military experiment that will create a human being capable of surviving the harsh environments of Saturn's moon, Titan. The experiment is successful, turning Rick into a super-human, but it also creates deadly side-effects which threatens the life of Rick, his wife and family, and possibly humanity itself....

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Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’

Industry Players Weigh on Weinstein Company’s MIA Status at AFM: ‘Nobody Cares’
Kicking off less than a month after bombshell reports accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault, this year’s Afm is the first in which the Weinstein Company will play no role — beyond fueling lively discussions of the scandal that brought down the disgraced mogul.

Local and foreign sales agents, producers, and financiers express elation, disappointment, and indifference over TWC’s troubles, depending on their experiences working with the 12-year-old company. Many note that TWC’s heyday had already appeared to be over by the time the scandal erupted, as the financially struggling company shrank its film slate in the last couple of years to focus on TV and animation.

“The absence of TWC will make almost no difference to Afm. For a few years now, the company has been scaling back as a film producer/seller. It has focused more on TV and on just a handful of prestige film titles for the Oscar race,” said
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Tony Gilroy Eyes Former Tom Cruise Project ‘Methuselah’

Tony Gilroy Eyes Former Tom Cruise Project ‘Methuselah’
There is nothing Hollywood loves more than finding some kind of intellectual property they don’t have to pay for, and where better to look than in the Bible? I’m not sure why Warner Bros. has been so dead set on making a movie about Methuselah but it’s something they’ve been developing for years. At one point, James Watkins (“The Woman In Black”) was attached to direct with a script by Arash Amel (“Grace Of Monaco“), and after that went nowhere, Tom Cruise (of all people) signed up for a version to be helmed by “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” co-director Joachim Rønning.

Continue reading Tony Gilroy Eyes Former Tom Cruise Project ‘Methuselah’ at The Playlist.
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The Weinstein Company Pushes ‘Mary Magdalene’ Starring Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix To 2018

The Weinstein Company, once a fearsome awards season studio, has in recent years forged a reputation for continually delaying the release of movies that don’t have Oscar muster, and sometimes just dumping them outright. For example, you might’ve forgotten that “Suite Francaise” starring Michelle Williams recently “premiered” on Lifetime, a fate that also befell “Grace Of Monaco” with Nicole Kidman.

Continue reading The Weinstein Company Pushes ‘Mary Magdalene’ Starring Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix To 2018 at The Playlist.
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Film and TV Production Rises in Monaco

The principality of Monaco has long been luring international film and TV productions with its landmark Monte Carlo Casino — of which James Bond is a big fan — its prestigious Grand Prix Formula One race, yacht-lined harbor and luxury high rises under the Maritime Alps.

“It’s a jewel in the Mediterranean” is how Monaco-based line producer John Bernard describes the micro-state famed as a tax haven for high net-worth individuals. TV executives from around the world will experience Monaco first-hand during the Monte Carlo TV Festival June 16-20.

“It’s emblematic, and it’s iconic,” adds Bernard, who is the founder of Monaco-based Jake Prods., which in 2009 made some of the key “Iron Man 2” scenes involving the Grand Prix possible. More recently, Bernard and his partner, producer Xavier Wakefield, have been instrumental to Sky Atlantic’s high-end TV series “Riviera” shooting its entire first season in the South of
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Film and TV Production Rises in Monaco

The principality of Monaco has long been luring international film and TV productions with its landmark Monte Carlo Casino — of which James Bond is a big fan — its prestigious Grand Prix Formula One race, yacht-lined harbor and luxury high rises under the Maritime Alps.

“It’s a jewel in the Mediterranean” is how Monaco-based line producer John Bernard describes the micro-state famed as a tax haven for high net-worth individuals. TV executives from around the world will experience Monaco first-hand during the Monte Carlo TV Festival June 16-20.

“It’s emblematic, and it’s iconic,” adds Bernard, who is the founder of Monaco-based Jake Prods., which in 2009 made some of the key “Iron Man 2” scenes involving the Grand Prix possible. More recently, Bernard and his partner, producer Xavier Wakefield, have been instrumental to Sky Atlantic’s high-end TV series “Riviera” shooting its entire first season in the South of France; some of that shoot involved Monaco
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Cannes Update: Jessica Chastain to Star in and Produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman”

Jessica Chastain in “Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain is set to portray an icon of the silver screen. The two-time Oscar-nominated actress will topline and produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” Deadline reports. Chastain will play the Swedish actress in the romance. The news broke at Cannes.

Written by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), the project centers on the relationship between the “Casablanca” star and Robert Capa, an acclaimed Hungarian war photographer. Their romance “began in Paris immediately following WWII, and moved to Hollywood at the time of the McCarthy Communist witch hunts,” the source summarizes.

Seducing Ingrid Bergman” has already secured financing from Yrf Entertainment. Kelly Carmichael, the president of production and development at Chastain’s Freckle Films, will oversee the project.

A director hasn’t signed on yet. Given Chastain’s commitment to supporting female filmmakers, we’re confident that women directors are among those being considered for the gig.

“We are thrilled to be working with Yrf and Arash Amel on ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman.’ This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people,” said Chastain and Carmichael.

Yrf chief executive officer Uday Chopra described Chastain as “the perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman.’” He explained, “Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong, intelligent women and this role deserves an actress of her immeasurable talent. We also feel that she will bring a unique perspective as a producer.”

Bergman’s credits include “Notorious” and “Spellbound.” The three-time Academy Award winner died in 1982.

Chastain earned Oscar nods for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.” You can catch her in Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” now in theaters. The drama is based on a true story and centers on zookeepers who saved hundreds of lives during the Holocaust. The “Miss Sloane” actress’ upcoming projects include Susanna White’s Native American period drama “Woman Walks Ahead” and “Painkiller Jane,” an adaptation of the graphic novel series of the same name about a former police officer turned vigilante.

Cannes Update: Jessica Chastain to Star in and Produce “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Jessica Chastain to Star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’

Jessica Chastain to Star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman’
Of all the biopics in all the towns in all the world, Jessica Chastain walks into “Seducing Ingrid Bergman.” The two-time Academy Award nominee is set to co-produce and star in the upcoming film written by Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”), playing the iconic actress best known for the likes of “Casablanca,” “Gaslight” and “Notorious,” among many more. Yrf Entertainment will produce alongside Chastain’s own Freckle Films.

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“We are thrilled to be working with Yrf and Arash Amel on ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman,’” said Chastain and Kelly Carmichael of Freckle Films in a statement. “This is a captivating story about a deeply moving romance between two remarkable people.”

Jessica Chastain is the perfect actress to star in ‘Seducing Ingrid Bergman,'” added Yrf Entertainment CEO Uday Chopra. “Jessica is no stranger to portraying strong,
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Jessica Chastain to Play Ingrid Bergman in New Film

Jessica Chastain to Play Ingrid Bergman in New Film
Jessica Chastain will play screen icon Ingrid Bergman in “Seducing Ingrid Bergman,” Variety has confirmed. She will produce, as well star as the Oscar-winning Swedish actress in the upcoming period piece.

The film centers on Bergman’s romance with Robert Capa, a photo journalist famed for his images of combat. The picture is set in the aftermath of World War II and extends to the dawn of the McCarthy hearings into communist subversion. No director has been attached, but Arash Amel (“Grace of Monaco”) wrote the screenplay.

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Yrf Entertainment is producing and brokered the deal with Freckle Films. Yrf head Uday Chopra will produce alongside Chastain and Amel. There is currently no release date for “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” scheduled.

Chastain earned Academy Award nominations for “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Help.” She scored
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Cannes Opening Night Film: Director Addresses Controversy About Two Cuts

Cannes Opening Night Film: Director Addresses Controversy About Two Cuts
Controversies over showing the director’s cut of a film is familiar turf at the Cannes Film Festival — remember Harvey Weinstein vs. “Grace of Monaco”?

But at the press conference on Wednesday afternoon for this year’s opening night selection, “Ismael's Ghosts,” director Arnaud Desplechin tried to downplay reports that his version isn’t premiering at the festival.

The extended cut of the film, which is 20 minutes longer, will only screen for now at Paris’ Cinema du Pantheon, owned by producer Pascal Caucheteux. Jean Labadie’s banner Le Pacte will release the version that’s showing in Cannes in French theaters. Magnolia Pictures, which is distributing the film in the United States, still hasn’t decided which version to show.

“This is an idea that dates from a long time ago,” Desplechin said. “It was a proposal by the producer. We were looking at the situation … There aren’t actually two films.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’
By far the most important ingredient for any artist is life experience: When storytellers try to tackle anything more realistic than a by-the-numbers superhero movie, it helps to have had your heart broken, perhaps to have lost a parent, to have been forced to choose between two lovers, to have fathered a child. With “Ismael’s Ghosts,” Arnaud Desplechin attempts to cram all this and more into a single film. A self-absorbed, nightmare-besotted director (played by Mathieu Amalric) is literally haunted by his past when his wife, presumed dead for 21 years, unexpectedly reappears midway through his latest production — but even though much seems to be informed by autobiography (or at least narcissism), precious little rings true.

As phony emotional showcases go, this one’s full of unintentionally comedic melodrama, rivaling cult favorite “The Room” at times as Amalric (reprising his role as the chronicallly unstable Ismael Vuillard from “Kings and
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Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal and More to Sparkle at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

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Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal and More to Sparkle at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Nicole Kidman has her work cut out for her this year.

The actress and Cannes darling will be appearing in a slew of films at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival starting May 17.

Nicole Kidman will be present at least two or three times,” the festival’s director General Thierry Frémaux said during a conference Thursday as he revealed this year’s exhibition slate, which has Kidman in four different films. The Oscar winner will appear in The Beguiled and The Killing of a Sacred Deer in competition, and in Top of the Lake and How to Talk to Girls out of competition.
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