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Chicago, E.T., Forrest Gump, Grease, Lost and Mean Girls Leaving Netflix in January 2018

Chicago, E.T., Forrest Gump, Grease, Lost and Mean Girls Leaving Netflix in January 2018
This isn't very fetch. Netflix announced Wednesday that Mean Girls and other popular films, including Chicago, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Forrest Gump, Free Willy, Grease, Miss Congeniality and Pulp Fiction will no longer be available to stream beginning in January 2018. The good news is that subscribers still have a few more weeks to work their way through their queues before dozens of new movie titles—including Bring It On, The Godfather, National Treasure and Rent—replace them. Six seasons of ABC's Lost and four seasons of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit are also going to be removed from Netflix's library; all titles and dates are subject to change, of...
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You Have Less Than a Month to Watch All 6 Seasons of Lost Before It Leaves Netflix

We were so busy obsessing over all of the new titles hitting Netflix in January that we almost forgot to pour one out for the many, many movies and TV shows that are bidding the streaming giant adieu. In exchange for Love Actually, Bring It On, and The Godfather, it looks like Netflix is giving up the Saw franchise, Pulp Fiction, and all six seasons of Lost. Check out the rest of the titles you need to watch Asap below! Jan. 1 Chicago Daddy Day Care Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Dressed to Kill E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Forrest Gump Four Brothers Free Willy Grease Gremlins I Am Sam Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fourteenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in January 2018

Plenty of great titles are coming to Netflix next month, but that also means the streaming service is clearing out some titles as well. They’ve announced what will be leaving in January, and it includes the standard mix of movies and shows that will cause us to say a fond farewell and good riddance. Films and series leaving Netflix in January include Chicago, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Forrest Gump, Gremlins, Mean Girls, Miss Congeniality, Pulp Fiction, Requiem for a Dream, the first seven Saw movies, The Addams Family, The Mighty Ducks, Futurama Seasons 7-10, and the entire …
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Tom Hanks Jokingly Calls Meryl Streep "High Maintenance"

Tom Hanks Jokingly Calls Meryl Streep
Tom Hanks isn't afraid to poke fun at his co-star Meryl Streep.  During Tuesday's episode of The Late Show, Hanks jokingly said The Post star was "high maintenance." Stephen Colbert had just said Streep trusts the actor when Hanks interjected "Can I just say Meryl-High-Maintenance-Streep?" "Oh really?" Colbert asked. "Yeah? Diva?" "Look, the shoes alone man," Hanks quipped. Of course, the Forrest Gump star was only kidding. "You know what's scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does. Well, you're expecting French horns before she enters the stage. You expect a guy in livery to...
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Tye Sheridan And Mark Rylance Star In The Fantastic Trailer For Ready Player One

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
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Enter a Competitive Virtual Reality Universe in the Official Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Virtual reality isn't just an escape f0r Wade Watts, it's a chance for a better real life. Following its infectiously fun trailer debut at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, the official trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (based on the book of the same name by Ernest Cline) has been released by Warner Bros., giving viewers the chance to rock out to Van Halen's "Jump."

"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
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Crazy Stuff in the Forrest Gump Book That Wasn’t in the Movie

Oh where to start? The book for any movie is usually bound to be different since Hollywood loves to take favorite stories and mangle them beyond all repair. But in some cases it’s almost as though the book and the movie are two separate entities with only the names of their characters being the same. Take Forrest Gump for example, the book seems to be a different story altogether when you look at it side by side with the movie. For instance: In the book Forrest stands six feet and five inches and is well over two hundred pounds. In

Crazy Stuff in the Forrest Gump Book That Wasn’t in the Movie
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Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors

Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors
In today’s film news roundup, Billy Dee Williams will receive a Hollywood legacy award, the Art Directors Guild taps three for lifetime achievement, and fan-owned Legion M invests in a Nicolas Cage movie.

Honors

The American Black Film Festival will honor Billy Dee Williams with the Hollywood legacy award, actor Omari Hardwick with the distinguished Abff alumni award, and actress Tiffany Haddish with the rising star award.

The awards gala will take place on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.

Williams’ credits include “Brian’s Song,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “Batman.” Hardwick stars in the Starz series “Power” with credits on “Tyler Perry’s for Colored Girls” and Bet Network’s “Being Mary Jane.”

Haddish starred
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Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?

Will New Oscar Voters Be Bold Enough to Embrace Popular Films?
Everyone is curious about how Oscar voting will be affected by the Academy’s new members, with 1,700 individuals (or 23%) invited in the past three years.

For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?

Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.

This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”

But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.

For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many
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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons

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Denis Villeneuve Preps First Love ‘Dune’ as ‘Bond 25’ Beckons
Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve confirms that he has been approached to helm “Bond 25.” But the French Canadian’s first priority is making his passion project “Dune.” The Legendary Pictures adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic is currently being scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump”).

Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.

His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.

He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
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Meryl Streep And Tom Hanks Headline New Trailer In Steven Spielberg’s Oscar Hopeful The Post

Meryl Streep, Director Steven Spielberg, and Tom Hanks on the set of The Post. Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise.

Opening during awards season on December 22 is the much anticipated The Post from 20th Century Fox.

Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. Streep has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning three Oscars (The Iron Lady,
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Tom Hanks Helped Pull Off Fan's Surprise Wedding Proposal

Tom Hanks Helped Pull Off Fan's Surprise Wedding Proposal
What could make a marriage proposal to the person you want to be with for the rest of your life even better? How about having Tom Hanks help out with it? Tom Hanks is unquestionably one of the most beloved actors working in Hollywood today. The man has worked in the business for decades and, for the most part, has avoided negative press. Instead, we get a lot of stuff like this, which is awesome. Over the weekend, Hanks decided to help a lucky fan propose to his girlfriend during the Texas Book Festival.

Over the weekend, Tom Hanks appeared at the Texas Book Festival in Austin to promote his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories. During the Q&A portion of his appearance at the event, Hanks paused the event to help out a fan named Ryan McFarling. Hanks revealed that McFarling had a question for his now fiance,
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Tom Hanks Takes Break From Promoting Book To Help Pull Off Wedding Proposal

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Tom Hanks continues to build on his reputation as one of Hollywood’s friendliest actors. The “Forrest Gump” star was promoting his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday. During a Q&A for the book, the actor and author switched gears. Related: Tom Hanks To The Rescue After Bloody Onstage Mishap […]
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Actor and Humanitarian Gary Sinise Selected as 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was announced today as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal.

Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Both are held on January 1, 2018.

Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet, made the announcement at Tournament House in Pasadena. In his remarks, Tibbet referred to Sinise as someone making a difference in his community through his work with veterans.

“The 2018 theme, ‘Making A Difference,’ is a way to honor and celebrate all of the people in our communities, who quietly and without desire for reward or recognition, act in selfless, generous and kind ways to aid or benefit others. Gary Sinise
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Forrest Gump Impersonator Has Been Spotted Running Across California

Forrest Gump Impersonator Has Been Spotted Running Across California
Many residents in Riverside, California have been asking the same question over the last few weeks: "Is that Forrest Gump?" And the answer is yes. Forrest Gump has been running across the Southern California city for the last week or so, and sightings of the man dressed in an apparent Halloween costume are taking social media by storm. Complete with a fake beard, red Bubba Gump hat, yellow shirt, red shorts, and the trademark running shoes, "Forrest" has been spotted over 10 times since October 19th.

The man dressed as Forrest Gump has been running around neighborhoods and stopping to take pictures with residents, spreading happiness to just about everybody that he runs into. The costume is pretty close to the same outfit worn by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Academy Award winning movie Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks' character spends part of the movie running across the country towards the end of the classic movie.
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‘House of Cards’ Spinoffs in the Works at Netflix

Hot on the heels of the news that the in-production sixth season of House of Cards will be its last comes word that Netflix may not be done with the Cards-verse just yet. Variety reports that Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital are in “the very early stages” of developing multiple ideas for a House of Cards spinoff series, one of which revolves around Michael Kelly’s Doug Stamper. Eric Roth, who served as an executive producer on the first four seasons of House of Cards and penned films like Forrest Gump and The Curious Case of Benjamin …
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Netflix Developing ‘House Of Cards’ Spinoffs

It hasn’t long for Netflix to react to the allegations of sexual misconduct and assault that have levelled at Kevin Spacey. While it was reportedly in the works since the summer, the streaming service announced yesterday that the sixth season of hit “House Of Cards” will be its last. Now, news is emerging that the brand might find new life, but without Spacey’s involvement.

Much like HBO is doing with “Game Of Thrones,” Netflix is developing a handful of spinoffs for “House Of Cards.” At the top of the list is a potential series revolving around Frank Underwood’s ruthless aide Doug Stamper, played by Michael Kelly, with Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider,” “Munich“) penning the script.

Continue reading Netflix Developing ‘House Of Cards’ Spinoffs at The Playlist.
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22 Iconic Tom Hanks Roles You Can Re-Create on Halloween Night

Over the years, Tom Hanks has portrayed some pretty memorable characters, from a teen in a grown man's body to a castaway on a deserted island. With iconic roles like Forrest Gump and Woody, it seems like the actor's résumé is just bursting with incredible costume ideas. So if you're looking for inspiration this Halloween, we definitely suggest channeling one of his many personas. We've rounded up the best of the best here to help you have an incredible Oct. 31. RelatedPop Culture Halloween Costumes From A to Z500 Pop Culture Halloween Costume Ideas
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'SNL' Promo Touts Tom Hanks in "Role He Was Born to Play" for David S. Pumpkins Special

When the animated David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special airs on Saturday, Tom Hanks will be reprising the "role he was born to play," at least according to a new promo for the show.

The special is based on the popular "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016, episode of Saturday Night Live. The skit featured Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.

"You loved him as Forrest Gump, and he helped save Private Ryan. Now, see Tom Hanks, one...
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Preview: Week Two Films at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago – The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival is winding down, with the closing night film set for Thursday, October 26th, 2017 (“The Shape of Water”). But there are still many films to go until the end, and Jon Lennon Espino and Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com preview some choices for week two.

Each review is designated by (Je) Jon Espino and (Pm) Patrick McDonald. For a Pdf connection to the complete schedule, click here.

Blade Of The Immortal (Japan)

’Blade of the Immortal,’ Directed by Takashi Miike

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Prolific director Takashi Miike has made 100 films, mostly in the last 20 years. His 100th feature, “Blade of the Immortal”, shows him in great form by delivering the same, entertaining, pulpy, over-the-top action we have come to expect from Miike. This film is less like his remake of “13 Assassins” and more like his previous film “Yakuza Apocalypse”. The sheer ridiculousness of this film,
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