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The Top Five Winona Ryder Movie Roles of Her Career

Does anyone remember when Winona Ryder made her film debut? It was during the film Lucas, which is not on this list sorry to say, but was one of her first stints in the film industry. Since then her star rose and fell a few times but has definitely taken an upturn since her role in Stranger Things has netted her a lot more fans and created a huge buzz in which she’s included. She’s had her troubles with the law over the years and she’s kind of disappeared for a little while but the 90’s sensation never really went

The Top Five Winona Ryder Movie Roles of Her Career
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Brad Renfro: Inside the Actor's Shocking Death at 25 and Quick Rise to Fame

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Brad Renfro: Inside the Actor's Shocking Death at 25 and Quick Rise to Fame
It’s been nearly a decade since the tragic death of former child actor Brad Renfro. During his too-short career he made over 20 movies, the last one being 2008’s The Informers, where he starred alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Winona Ryder. The Apt Pupil star was a gifted actor who battled several off-screen demons, which ultimately ended the life of the 25-year-old.

A Star on the Rise

The Knoxville, Tennessee native was only 10-years-old when he was discovered by director Joel Schumacher to play Mark Sway, a young witness in a Mafia case, in his 1994 movie The Client. In the film,
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New York Social Diary Rip gossip columnist Liz Smith. I grew up reading her syndicated column *sniffle* This link is a remembrance of her by Denis Ferrara who was a very close friend and collaborator on her column

Esquire the ten best comedies of the year including Ingrid Goes West, Thor Ragnarok, Girls Trip, and Lady Bird

Independent Firing Kevin Spacey from House of Cards might be more difficult than Netflix thought, legally speaking

Awards Daily the case for Michelle Pfeiffer. Give her her damn Oscar already

Variety Zendaya is doing a film about the first African-American woman to graduate from Vassar (who passed as white to do so). It's called A White Lie

Deadline Wonder Woman 2 has moved to a November 1st 2019 release and Gal Gadot, contrary to reports over the weekend, is already locked in to star. Patty Jenkins will direct again. We hope there's no sophomore
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Stranger Things’ David Harbour on Hopper and Joyce Byers getting together: “We’ll have to see where that goes”

Ever since Stranger Things Season 2 released last month, the internet has been busy “shipping” series mainstays Sheriff Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder). The potential for a relationship has been present since season 1, but the introduction of alpha-male Bob Newby as Joyce’s love interest put that romance to rest. For now. What does actor David Harbour think about Hopper, and Joyce getting together in future seasons? Chatting with Variety, the actor shared his thoughts:

“These are two lost, broken people who need each other but are so prideful and messed up that they’ll never admit it. It’s great to allow that to play out over several seasons…I don’t know that ultimately they’re quite right for each other. Talk about problems! If Eleven is difficult, imagine him and Joyce. There would be nightmare fights! Him being prideful and emotionally shut down and unavailable.
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Before He Was Will, This Stranger Things Star Voiced an Iconic Character

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One of the best things about the Stranger Things cast is that most of the stars are (relatively) fresh faces. We're not talking about the adults. After all, Winona Ryder is an icon, David Harbour has been in a ton of things, Sean Astin is an '80s and fantasy legend, and the list goes on. But the teens and kids have much smaller acting histories. Natalia Dyer only has a handful of titles to her name, and for stars like Charlie Heaton, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, and newcomer Dacre Montgomery, Stranger Things is more of a breakout role. The same goes for our beloved "zombie boy" Will Byers, played by Noah Schnapp. RelatedYou Can See the Stranger Things Cast in Other Things Before Next Season Aside from Stranger Things, Schnapp only has one other feature-length film in his history: Bridge of Spies, the 2015 drama starring Tom Hanks. That said,
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Stranger Things season 2 becomes the most in-demand Us show

Stranger Things is now the United States’ most in-demand show thanks to its second season.

The latest set of episodes was made available to binge on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, with the sci-fi tale engrossing audiences across the country once again.

And according to media-analytics firm Parrot Analytics, the series is now America’s number one in-demand show. Stranger Things registered 69.9 million average ‘demand expressions’ (indicating intent to view or actual viewing) during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4.

This score for Stranger Things was up 60% from the week before and pushed the series above all the other shows on Parrot Analytics’ rankings.

Second place fell to Game of Thrones (54 million demand expressions), The Walking Dead picked up third position (53.5 million), followed by Star Trek: Discovery (52.4 million), Preacher (40.6 million), Mindhunter (26.1 million) and Rick and Morty (23.3 million).

Nielsen data has reported that each of Stranger Things‘ season 2 episodes drew in
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The Duffer Brothers Address The Connections Between Stranger Things And It

Stranger Things is filled with 1980s pop culture nostalgia – featuring everything from games, to movies, to TV shows. So, in a second season that covers everything from overt nods to Ghostbusters, to more subtle homages to Gremlins, it was unsurprising to find that eagle-eyed viewers spotted a possible connection between new character Bob (Sean Astin), and the story of Stephen King’s It.

This connection theory refers to a scene in the third episode, where Bob sparks a conversation with the young Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) – who’s being targeted by the ‘Shadow Monster’ from the Upside Down. Bob has already revealed to Will’s mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder), that his parents live in Maine, and while trying to bond with Will by offering advice, he relates a tale about having recurring childhood nightmares about an evil clown. The point of his story is that he was able to halt
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The Duffer Brothers on whether we will see Dr. Brenner return in future seasons of Stranger Things

There’s an old rule in television stating that if you don’t see someone die on screen, then they aren’t dead. Now, there are always examples to the contrary, but still, this is a pretty safe bet when it comes to TV. Take Matthew Modine’s Dr. Brenner from Season 1 of Stranger Things, for example. We can assume that he’s dead, but we did not explicitly see it. In fact, if you have finished Season 2 of the hit Netflix series, you will know that his fate is very much up in the air.

So what do Stranger Things creators Matt, and Ross Duffer have to say on the matter? While attending a master-class event at Chapman University, The Duffer Brothers were asked about the fate of the Season 1 antagonist, to which they replied (via Cinemablend):

“I think we’ll leave Brenner’s fate, you know…We wanted to hint at that,
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Winona Ryder Says She Was Beat Up In Middle School For Wearing Boys’ Clothes: ‘I Had to Have Stitches’

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Don’t mess with Winona Ryder. The 46-year-old actress’ career couldn’t be hotter with the rising popularity of “Stranger Things,” but in a recently resurfaced story from her biography, Ryder describes a time when life wasn’t as glamorous. In fact, the Golden Globe winner says she was bullied so bad in middle school that she once […]
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Winona Ryder Says She Was Beat Up in Middle School for Wearing Boys' Clothes: 'I Had to Have Stitches'

Winona Ryder Says She Was Beat Up in Middle School for Wearing Boys' Clothes: 'I Had to Have Stitches'
Don't mess with Winona Ryder.

The 46-year-old actress' career couldn't be hotter with the rising popularity of Stranger Things, but in a recently resurfaced story from her biography, Ryder describes a time when life wasn't as glamorous. In fact, the Golden Globe winner says she was bullied so bad in middle school that she once had to get stitches.

As Ryder explains, she wore a boy-ish haircut and dressed in boy's clothes in her pre-teen years, which caused traumatic harassment for her on the third day of seventh grade at Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma, California.
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Sean Astin originally auditioned for a different part in Stranger Things season 2

Sean Astin read for a part other than Bob when he auditioned for Stranger Things season 2.

Bob, a character played by Astin in season 2 of the hit sci-fi Netflix series, has quickly become a fan favourite thanks to his heroic antics, polite sensibility, lame jokes, and overall likeability.

But Astin actually auditioned for another role, only to be given the part of Bob because of how suited he was for the character.

Astin read for the part of Murray Bauman, the conspiracy theorist who helps the kids get the word out about the experiments and cover ups happening in their town.

“I got a call right away saying they thought it was fantastic, but they actually think you’re more right for another character, Bob,” he told Variety. “I went back the next day and auditioned again for 10 minutes, and then I got a call saying they loved me for it.
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories
When it comes to “Stranger Things” Season 3, the Duffer Brothers are in a great place right now. “I love the early days of seasons, because you are filled with all of these possibilities,” Ross Duffer recently told IndieWire. “We are having a lot of fun just bouncing around cool ideas.”

The creators of Netflix’s blockbuster favorite spoke to IndieWire about the show’s future after holding a Master Class session at their alma mater Chapman University last Friday (they graduated in 2007). Below, they explain why they can’t reveal the ’80s references that we can look forward to next season and why they are excited about their young cast growing up.

An Intimate Focus Will Be Key

If there is anything that characterizes the distinction between Season 1 and 2 of “Stranger Things,” it’s that the breadth of the world is explored more. However, the Duffer Brothers hinted that a
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3: The Duffer Brothers Promise ‘Weirder,’ More Character-Centric Stories
When it comes to “Stranger Things” Season 3, the Duffer Brothers are in a great place right now. “I love the early days of seasons, because you are filled with all of these possibilities,” Ross Duffer recently told IndieWire. “We are having a lot of fun just bouncing around cool ideas.”

The creators of Netflix’s blockbuster favorite spoke to IndieWire about the show’s future after holding a Master Class session at their alma mater Chapman University last Friday (they graduated in 2007). Below, they explain why they can’t reveal the ’80s references that we can look forward to next season and why they are excited about their young cast growing up.

An Intimate Focus Will Be Key

If there is anything that characterizes the distinction between Season 1 and 2 of “Stranger Things,” it’s that the breadth of the world is explored more. However, the Duffer Brothers hinted that a
See full article at Indiewire »

Winona Ryder Says She Was Bullied in Junior High for Wearing Boys' Clothes

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Winona Ryder Says She Was Bullied in Junior High for Wearing Boys' Clothes
Before Winona Ryder was a Golden Globe-winning actress, she suffered through the perils of middle school, dealing with insecurity and harassment. The 46-year-old actress, who is experiencing a resurgence in her career thanks to her acclaimed role on Stranger Things, recounted her traumatizing experience getting bullied in junior high in a recently resurfaced story from her biography.

Ryder explained how she sported a boy-ish short haircut and dressed in menswear in her pre-teen and teen years, which resulted in her getting horribly harassed at school.

On the third day of seventh grade at Ryder’s school, Kenilworth Junior High in Petaluma,
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‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show

‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two seasons of “Stranger Things.”]

Stranger Things” isn’t afraid to kill off certain expendable characters, but in Season 2, the show almost bumped off one beloved person even earlier. While fans were horrified to see nerdy good guy Bob (Sean Astin) become a snack for a pack of hungry demodogs in the penultimate episode, the Duffer Brothers had actually considered a different storyline in which he would’ve died much earlier… and at the hands of someone he knew.

On the Netflix after-show “Beyond Stranger Things,” the Duffers revealed that originally, Will Byers (Noah Schnapps) was going to become gradually evil as he was possessed, be fully evil by Episode 4, and then kill someone midway through the season.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

“He was going to kill Bob,” Matt Duffer said, adding that it would’ve been the Mind Flayer working through Will. Poor Bob.
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‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show

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‘Stranger Things’: Bob’s Alternative Fate, Will the Killer, and More Secrets From the Show
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two seasons of “Stranger Things.”]

Stranger Things” isn’t afraid to kill off certain expendable characters, but in Season 2, the show almost bumped off one beloved person even earlier. While fans were horrified to see nerdy good guy Bob (Sean Astin) become a snack for a pack of hungry demodogs in the penultimate episode, the Duffer Brothers had actually considered a different storyline in which he would’ve died much earlier… and at the hands of someone he knew.

On the Netflix after-show “Beyond Stranger Things,” the Duffers revealed that originally, Will Byers (Noah Schnapps) was going to become gradually evil as he was possessed, be fully evil by Episode 4, and then kill someone midway through the season.

Read More:‘Stranger Things’: All the Pop Culture References and Homages, Episode by Episode

“He was going to kill Bob,” Matt Duffer said, adding that it would’ve been the Mind Flayer working through Will. Poor Bob.
See full article at Indiewire »

Stranger Things creators talk season 3 plot, and what may carry over from the current season

Stranger Things 2 is officially on Netflix, and while the wait was excruciating, this season has ended up being sweeter than a Three Musketeers bar. There has been several days to finish the season a this point, and while many are waiting for that nostalgia buzz to wear off, thoughts may naturally shift to Season 3. What’s it going to look like? There was a hint of something at the end of this current season, but that’s all. Talking to Slashfilm, The Duffer Brothers themselves talked a bit about their decision to include that tease:

“There were discussions about that, but then we went, ‘Nah, we have to hint at what’s to come.’ The hope we wanted people to get out of it is that this thing [is still out there]. They’ve shut the door on the Mind Flayer, but not only is it still there in the Upside Down, it
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Stranger Things Season Two Stays Strong (Spoilers)

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The critically lauded Netflix web-series Stranger Things has returned for a second season and it’s an entertainingly odd sophomore year. Most of the first-year cast is back, along with a few newbies, as the town of Hawkins, Indiana faces more Domogorgons from the Upside-Down. Beware of spoilers.

Many shows that have such a popular first season often start to drop in quality during the second year. Fans will be glad to know that the second season of Stranger Things is just as good as the first. Better in some ways, worse in others, but overall, on the same level, which is good. Since fan expectations were higher this year than they were when the show started, it’s a relief that they didn’t drop the ball. The Spielberg/Steven King quality is still there, and the continuity from year one is good, without rehashing too much.

Spoilers ahead…
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Tweet Things 2

It's our weekly curated collection of a dozen or so showbiz-related tweets we think you might enjoy. Some are true and some are funny like these two.

Watch movies from before you were born. It's good for you.

— Diablo Hellalgo (@pablohidalgo) October 28, 2017

Guy at work orientation today: What was the most pirated movie last year? Hint. Blockbuster. Main character dressed in red?

Me: Jackie.

— Cici Cooper (@danblackroyd) October 30, 2017

And others just make us smile.

There's more after the jump involving Richard Burton's diaries, Meet Me in St Louis, The Snowman, Winona Ryder, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and more. But first how's this for an Fyc plug? I mean is Sarah Paulson's asking us, we're considering...
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on New Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Big Little Lies, Flash, Walking Dead, Will & Grace and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on New Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Big Little Lies, Flash, Walking Dead, Will & Grace and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m still perplexed as to why Grey’s Anatomy gave Martin Henderson the heave-ho. Any intel on what’s next for Meredith now that Nathan is no longer in the picture? —Tammy

Ausiello: For the record, I’m a bit perplexed, too. “Merthan” was growing on me. The good news: Grey’s remains committed to finding a new love for Mer. Sources confirm to me exclusively that the show is quietly searching for a fortysomething actor
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