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Mike Flanagan’s Before I Wake Coming to Netflix in the Us on January 5th

Horror fans have been looking forward to seeing Mike Flanagan's Before I Wake since the film was teased in trailers back in 2015, but bankruptcy issues at Relativity Media delayed and ultimately brought the movie's release to a halt. Since that time, Flanagan directed two well-received films for Netflix, and the streaming service has now revealed that they will bring Before I Wake out of film purgatory and into the warm glow of the TV screen.

Netflix revealed the exciting Before I Wake news in their full announcement of titles being added to their streaming lineup in January of 2018. Starring Jacob Tremblay, Thomas Jane, and Kate Bosworth, Before I Wake will be available to watch on the streaming service beginning Friday, January 5th, marking its first official release in the Us (it was previously released internationally, including in the UK by Netflix).

Other titles being added to Netflix (in the Us) include 30 Days of Night,
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‘The Godfather’ Trilogy Makes Netflix an Offer It Can’t Refuse Next Month; ‘Marie Antoinette’ and ‘Midnight in Paris,’ Too

Say this for 2018: It can’t be any worse than 2017, right? (Spoiler: It totally can.) At least Netflix’s first batch of offerings inspires cautious optimism in the new year, with everything from the entire “Godfather” trilogy, “Marie Antoinette,” five different “Batman” films and five different “Bring It On” movies (did you even know they’d made that many?), “Midnight in Paris,” the complete “Lethal Weapon” collection, “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” and “The Truman Show” coming to the streaming service in January.

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As for Netflix Originals, there are several: “Before I Wake” and “Rotten” are both available to stream as of January 5, “Somebody Feed Phil” and “The Polka King” premiere a week later, “The Open House” arrives on the 19th, and “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” and “Dirty Money” both debut on the 26th.
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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix in January 2018

If you’re hoping to start off the New Year by loading up your Netflix list, you won’t be disappointed. The streaming service has announced what’s being added, and there’s no shortage of films and TV shows to fill up your time, or just browse endlessly before eventually settling on the most comforting title available. New titles for January include Apollo 13, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Begins, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Bring It On, the Lethal Weapon series, Love Actually, Marie Antoinette, National Treasure, The Godfather trilogy, The Italian Job, The Shawshank Redemption, The Truman Show, Willy …
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Scott Rudin Dragged Into Plagiarism Battle Over Film He's Not Making

A 79-page complaint was filed on Wednesday in California federal court. The subject of this lawsuit is Emma Cline's best-selling novel, The Girls, as well as the supposed movie version that is forthcoming. The plaintiffs are represented by the prominent law firm of Boies Schiller Flexner, and with talk of spyware and hacking, it's hardly the typical kind of lawsuit alleging plagiarism. 

One problem: Scott Rudin Productions is a co-defendant in the case. The lawsuit asserts on information and belief that the production company (whose past hits include No Country for Old Men, The Truman Show and The Social Network) is currently...
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Russell Crowe wants to set sail with Master and Commander sequel

When The Truman Show director Peter Weir launched Master and Commander back in 2003, it was to be the first voyage of many, with a post-Gladiator Russell Crowe captaining a franchise based on Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey Maturin novels.

Unfortunately, despite positive reviews, the $93 million domestic gross against a $150 million budget meant that 20th Century Fox packed away the sails for good.

Since then, as with all great seafaring tales, there have been whispers and rumours about potential further installments, and they appear to be gaining traction, for Captain Jack Aubrey himself has tweeted the following:

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O’Brian affectionate’s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017

Before we get our hopes up for another adaptation, remember
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Master And Commander sequel teased by Russell Crowe

Joseph Baxter Nov 28, 2017

Russell Crowe gives hope to film fans who want a sequel for 2003’s Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World.

Russell Crowe’s blockbuster resume might not always include the 2003 maritime movie, Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World. The film struggled a little at the box office, ending - it seems - plans for a series of films.

However, it's a much loved film, and a very good one. And with one Tweet, Crowe seems to have opened the door for a sequel after all...

For the Aubrey Maturin lovers , I do hear whispers indeed that a second voyage is perhaps potentially pre-proposed a possibility . So O%u2019Brian affectionate%u2019s and aficionados , let @20thcenturyfox know of your pleasure . pic.twitter.com/HqyE8y15Uu

Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 27, 2017

While Crowe's usage of ambiguous qualifications such as “perhaps” and “potentially” in describing what is,
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‘Kepler’s Dream’ Review

Stars: Isabella Blake-Thomas, Holland Taylor, Steven Micheal Quezada, Esperanza Fermin, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kelly Lynch | Written and Directed by Amy Glazer

Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), Kelly Lynch (Mr.Mercedes, Charlie’s Angels), and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and-a-Half Men) star in director Amy Glazer’s highly anticipated feature adaptation of the hit Ya novel by Juliet Bell…. Well this one is most definitely a change of pace for a review. However I was really intrigued with this movie and… Oh hell, I don’t know it could be because its nearly Christmas and that is when we drop our movie guard and be open to the possibility of a good weepie!

Bella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is an eleven year old city slicker who seems to be going through a hell of a time, with her parents being recently divorced, she hardly ever has a chance to
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Watch an exclusive clip from Kepler’s Dream featuring Sean Patrick Flanery and Holland Taylor

Thanks to Leomark Studios, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the upcoming Ya adaptation Kepler’s Dream, which features Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints, Powder), and Holland Taylor (The Truman Show, Two and-a-Half Men). Check it out here, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

Eleven-year-old Ella (Isabella Blake-Thomas) is a city girl forced to spend the summer on the New Mexico ranch of her reclusive grandmother, Violet Von Stern (Holland Taylor), while Ella’s mom (Kelly Lynch) undergoes chemotherapy in another state. As she tries to cope with her grandmother’s strict rules and snooty friends, Ella longs for her mother and begs her estranged father for rescue. But Ella’s dad (Sean Patrick Flanery) has his own reasons to stay away from his childhood home. Meanwhile, Ella finds allies in fatherly ranch hand Miguel (Steven Michael Quezada) and his down-to-earth daughter, Rosie (Esperanza Fermin). But
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - in praise of a profound and moving documentary

Ryan Lambie Nov 21, 2017

A documentary about Jim Carrey's method antics on the set of Man On The Moon turns out to be a profound and moving must-see, Ryan writes...

Why bother? It's a question occasionally worth levelling at the 'Method' - an immersive, all-consuming kind of acting created by the filmmaker and actor Konstantin Stanislavski. At its best, method acting brings us searing, self-searching performances like Robert De Niro's famous turns in Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.

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On the other hand, method acting can sometimes come across as needy and attention-seeking or, perhaps worst of all, a bit of a waste of time. For David Ayer's Suicide Squad, actor Jared Leto reportedly got so embroiled in his character,
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Plan B Picks Up ‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ From Award-Winning Author

Plan B Picks Up ‘Landscape With Invisible Hand’ From Award-Winning Author
Plan B has acquired the rights to Landscape with Invisible Hand and will adapt the often humorous vignette novel by National Book Award-winning author M.T. Anderson. Published last month to rave reviews and compared to films such as District 9 and The Truman Show, Landscape with Invisible Hand depict a near-future in which an alien species known as the Vuvv has taken over Earth. After the Vuvv’s labor-saving technology causes Earth’s job market and global economy to…
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8 ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and film

Louisa Mellor Nov 25, 2017

The Twilight Zone casts a long shadow over today’s film and TV. We salute the legacy left by Rod Serling’s seminal series…

“Damn near immortal” is how Stephen King described The Twilight Zone in his 1981 study of creepy fiction Danse Macabre, and who could argue with that. Like any decent horror monster, Rod Serling’s 1960s anthology series keeps coming back from the grave. Only last week it was announced that CBS is planning to resurrect its award-winning show once again. The new series will be the latest of several revivals over the decades, including an upcoming stage production set to enjoy its world premiere at London’s Almeida Theatre this December.

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The Twilight Zone doesn’t just keep returning in its own right,
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Win ‘Westworld’ Season One On DVD

Without rules or limitations, who will you become when exploring your wildest fantasies? From series creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight), Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot Productions and Kilter Films, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings HBO’s most-watched new series Westworld: Season One to Blu-ray™, DVD and groundbreaking 4K Ultra HD on November 6, 2017. To celebrate the release, we have three copies of the series to give away on DVD.

Westworld is also the first ever scripted TV series to be released on 4K Ultra HD as the box set contains all 10 episodes plus immersive never-before-seen special features, including three all new featurettes and a gag reel.

Based on the film written by best-selling author Michael Crichton (ER, Jurassic Park), Westworld: Season One is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and evolution of sin. Set at the
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50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’

50 Free Screenplays You Can Download Right Now, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lost in Translation’
Looking for a good read this fall? Skip a book and try a screenplay instead. Script Reader Pro has put together an incredible collection of 50 screenplays you can download right now for free. The database is categorized into five genres — drama, comedy, thriller, horror, and action/adventure — and includes 10 films per genre. Scripts featured include classics like “Alien” and “Reservoir Dogs” and contemporary favorites like “It Follows,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Bridesmaids.”

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For aspiring screenwriters, the collection provides a masterclass in learning the ins and outs of writing for the big screen from masters such as Charlie Kaufman, Sofia Coppola, Alexander Payne, Quentin Tarantino, and more. Oscar-winning screenplays for “Lost in Translation,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Good Will Hunting,” and “No Country for Old Men” are also available.

Click here to visit Script Reader Pro, where you can download all the screenplays for free.
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‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer: Jim Carrey Becomes Andy Kaufman

If “The Truman Show” showed that Jim Carrey was more than just a rubber-faced comedian, it was “Man On The Moon” that displayed the extent of his gifts. The actor committed deeply to playing legendary comic Andy Kaufman and his alter ego, Tony Clifton, never breaking character while on set, which led to some baffling moments for his co-stars. Now, Carrey has provided reams of his behind-the-scenes footage which has helped shape the documentary, “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton.”

Produced by Spike Jonze, the film looks at Carrey’s work in the movie, with the actor sharing insights about his experience making “Man on The Moon.” Here’s the official synopsis:

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.

Continue reading ‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ Trailer:
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Lff 2017: ‘Brigsby Bear’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Alexa Demie, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Claire Danes, Chance Crimin, Beck Bennett, Andy Samberg | Written by Kevin Costello, Kyle Mooney | Directed by Dave McCary

Saturday Night Live alumnus Dave McCary makes his directorial debut with Brigsby Bear, an engaging and smartly judged indie comedy-drama that mixes elements from several different movies but still manages to feel entirely original.

SNL’s Kyle Mooney (who co-wrote the script with Kevin Costello) plays twenty-five year-old James, who grows up in an underground desert bunker with his “parents” Ted (Mark Hamil) and April (Jane Adams). Kyle’s only entertainment is Brigsby Bear, a children’s fantasy TV show about a talking bear who protects the universe and dispenses weekly life lessons like “curiosity is an unnatural emotion” and “trust only the family unit”.

When the FBI raid the bunker,
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The Prisoner at 50: celebrating a landmark TV show

Jamie Andrew Sep 29, 2017

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner was imaginative, unfathomable, and years ahead of its time...

It’s fifty years this month since The Prisoner premiered on British screens, bringing with it blazers, badges and mind-bending bad guys. The show ran for a mere two years, two truncated seasons and seventeen episodes, but its surreal imagery, iconic catchphrases, cerebral plots and absolutely bonkers ending have earned it a perennial place in our cultural consciousness.

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It's truly an odd-beast, quintessentially sixties in some respects, timeless in others. It's hard to describe or define it as any one thing: it's a spy show that isn't a spy show; it's an action show with bigger
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Patricia Quinn Interview: “I Watch ‘Shock Treatment’ With My Grand Kids Now…”

It was perhaps appropriate that I had a dentists’ appointment on the day I interviewed Patricia Quinn, iconic star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and its follow-up Shock Treatment, recently released on Blu-ray. Its groundbreaking story of vicious medical procedures fused with reality TV made it a cult hit, though it never scaled the heights of its predecessor. She plays Dr. Nation McKinley alongside a cast packed with comic talent, from Barry Humphries to Rik Mayall, not to mention creator Richard O’Brien himself (pictured below with Quinn).

Though I wanted to ask numerous questions about her roles in Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem, Hawk The Slayer, I, Claudius and Doctor Who, the focus was very much on Shock Treatment, so I began by talking to her about the movie’s unique narrative…

Thn: It’s safe to say the film is quite different to Rocky Horror.
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Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’

Film News Roundup: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Thriller ‘Anon’
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Clive Owen thriller “Anon,” Burt Young is cast as a crime underboss in “Vault,” and Bresha Webb will play Kevin Hart’s twin sister in “Night School…”

Acquisitions

Netflix has acquired U.S. and some international rights to the thriller “Anon,” starring Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore, and Sonya Walger, following a pre-festival screening in Toronto.

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Andrew Niccol directed from his own script about a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity. Owen portrays a man who, while investigating a series of unsolved murders, finds a young woman (played by Seyfried) who has disappeared with no identity or history.

Niccol also produced with Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film. K5 Media Group financed. CAA arranged the funding and brokered the domestic deal. Sierra
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Toronto: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Psychological Thriller 'Anon'

Toronto: Netflix Buys Clive Owen Psychological Thriller 'Anon'
Netflix has acquired U.S. rights to the Clive Owen-Amanda Seyfried psychological thriller Anon.

The film was not part of the Toronto Film Festival lineup, but instead was screened privately for buyers at the market as the festival got underway.

Directed by Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show), Anon centers on a detective (Owen) navigating a society where all lives are transparent, traceable and recorded by the authorities. When he stumbles upon a young woman (Seyfried) with no digital footprint and invisible to the police, his world is upended.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5 Film produced the film alongside Niccol....
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Netflix Lands Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’ For $4 Million – Toronto

Netflix Lands Andrew Niccol’s ‘Anon’ For $4 Million – Toronto
Exclusive: Netflix has acquired U.S. and some foreign rights to Anon, the Andrew Niccol-directed thriller that stars Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Colm Feore and Sonya Walger. Word around King Street is that deal came in at $4 million. The picture was one of several that CAA screened last Thursday in Toronto, just before the festival’s programmed slate got underway. Niccol directed Gattaca and wrote The Truman Show and more recently Gemini Man (which Ang Lee will direct…
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