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Netflix Is Dropping These Movies From Streaming on December 1st

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away.

While everyone's favorite subscription streaming service is adding a ton of awesome movies and TV shows in December, it's also yanking a huge list of popular titles from its library. Below is said list. I'm especially sad to see "Dirty Dancing" and "The Talented Mr. Ripley" go. Those movies are the sh...

Watch them while you can!

Movies Being Dropped by Netflix on December 1st

"1941" (1979)

"The Apostle" (1997)

"Audrey Rose" (1977)

"The Believers" (1987)

"Better than Chocolate" (1999)

"Blood & Chocolate" (2007)

"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008)

"Chaplin" (1992)

"The Choirboys" (1977)

"The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County" (1970)

"Coffee and Cigarettes" (2003)

"The Cold Light of Day" (1996)

"The Constant Gardener" (2005)

"Count Yorga, Vampire" (1970)

"Cry-Baby" (1990)

"Dirty Dancing" (1987)

"Double Indemnity" (1944)

"En la Cama" (2005)

"Event Horizon" (1997)

"Eye for an Eye" (1996)

"Fairy Tale: A True Story" (1997)

"First Knight" (1995)

"Five Easy Pieces" (1970)

"Foreign Student" (1994)

"Free Men" (2011)

"Funny Lady" (1975)

"The Ghost and Mrs Muir" (1947)

"The Girl from Petrovka
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Emma Thompson To Receive The Richard Harris Award At 2014 ‘BIFAs’

We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.

The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.

Here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 19th November – The recipient of The Richard Harris Award was announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Emma Thompson will receive The Richard Harris Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate.
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Daily 3 Mexico’s Kuno Becker Helms First Pic

Daily 3 Mexico’s Kuno Becker Helms First Pic
Mexican thesp Kuno Becker’s directorial debut “Panic 5 Bravo” jolted auds in the first of several gala screenings at the 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival. Set against the U.S.- Mexican border, suspense pic centers on four paramedics who defy U.S. regulations to answer a distress call just across the border in Mexico. What next ensues as they are trapped inside their ambulance turns into a harrowing experience where sound design from Culver City-based Sonic Magic Studios plays a key role. The term “5 Bravo” is used by emergency responders when referring to a shooting incident.

Becker plays the lead from a screenplay he also penned. English-language pic was shot for two and a half weeks last year on a $500,000 budget, per Becker. Backed by Videocine, “Panic 5 Bravo” is set to bow in Mexico on July 18.

“I had been working on a documentary – still in the making- on ambulance
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Win Rec 3: Genesis On DVD

Horror fans are cordially invited to witness a day of unholy matrimony in the terrifying new thriller Rec 3: Genesis, available now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The next chapter in the heart-stopping Rec series follows one young couple.s big day as it turns into one big nightmare when a viral outbreak transforms their wedding guests into blood-thirsty zombies. Paco Plaza, writer and director of the original Rec, which inspired the hit movie Quarantine, returns to stage more blood-curdling suspense and shocking moments in this high-octane fright fest. The film stars Javier Botet (original Rec and Rec 2), Leticia Dolera (Imagining Argentina, Man Push Cart) and Diego Martin (TV.s .Doctor Mateo,. I Want You). Now, movie fans can now catch the latest .recorded. tale of real-world technology capturing otherworldly horror when Rec 3: Genesis breaks out on DVD.

Bonus features on the disc include twelve deleted scenes along with a blooper reel.
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Exclusive: Rec 3: Genesis Hitting DVD November 6th!

One of the most polarizing films of the year is without question the third entry into the storied [Rec] franchise, [Rec] 3: Genesis (review here). Some love it, some hate it. Now you can form your own opinion as the film is ready to tackle home video.

From the Press Release

Horror fans are cordially invited to witness a day of unholy matrimony in the terrifying new thriller Rec 3: Genesis, available November 6th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The next chapter in the heart-stopping Rec series follows one young couple’s big day as it turns into one big nightmare when a viral outbreak transforms their wedding guests into blood-thirsty zombies. Paco Plaza, writer and director of the original Rec, which inspired the hit movie Quarantine, returns to stage more blood-curdling suspense and shocking moments in this high-octane fright fest. The film stars Javier Botet (original Rec and Rec 2), Leticia Dolera (Imagining Argentina,
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Posterized: Dame Emma Thompson

Okay, so she's not a Dame yet. Shut up. It's only a matter of time!

Nanny McPhee costar Maggie Gyllenhaal at Emma's star ceremony

for Hollywood's Walk of Fame earlier this month.

Nanny McPhee Returns is on 2000+ of the nation's screens but I probably won't be seeing it. Remember two days back when we discussed what we were always looking for in a movie? One of my answers should have been beauty. I am not a beauty fascist in real life but I suppose I am at the movie theaters. Hollywood's great actresses should be immortalized with key lights, flawless makeup and evening gowns. Movie stars are supposed to be fantasies... our idealized selves. That's why Old Hollywood still has so much appeal. The studio system understood this. I like beauty on my silver screens so I really don't want to see Emma Thompson -- who can be just ravishing (see Much Ado About Nothing.
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Interview: Christopher Hampton (Atonement)

[/link] for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Christopher Hampton has also directed and adapted three films to date including Carrington, based on Michael Holroyd’s book, for which Mr. Hampton was awarded Special Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes International Film Festival, The Secret Agent, based on the Joseph Conrad novel and more recently Imagining Argentina, based on Lawrence Thornton’s novel. I might with Hampton during media day for Atonement in Beverly Hills, CA. Christopher HamptonYama Rahimi: "Dangerous Liaisons" is one my favorite films of all time...Christopher Hampton: Good. Yr: Now you are back with another brilliant adaptation with "Atonement" but you have been directing as well. Since you are such a brilliant writer, what was the reason to direct? How's one medium different than the other? Ch: Well I started directing my first film "Carrington" because
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Spanish Academy lauds Banderas with Gold Medal

Spanish Academy lauds Banderas with Gold Medal
MADRID -- Actor Antonio Banderas has won the Gold Medal 2004 awarded annually by the Spanish Film Academy, the academy announced Friday. Banderas, who began his film career with director Pedro Almodovar in the 1982 Labyrinth of Passions, will receive the award at a ceremony in Madrid in July. The academy said it had chosen homegrown hero Banderas "to recognize the actor's work in spreading Spanish culture throughout his prolific international career." Banderas is currently appearing in Imagining Argentina and provides the voice for Puss-in-Boots in Shrek 2. The sequel to Mask of Zorro is due in 2005. Others to have won the award since its establishment in 1986 include Elias Querejeta, Carlos Saura and Fernando Fernan Gomez.

Emma Thompson Defends New Flick

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Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has stepped up to defend her latest film - after critics booed and walked out of its screening at the Venice Film Festival. Emma stars alongside hunky Antonio Banderas in Imagining Argentina, which combines supernatural elements while set during the country's brutal military dictatorship. The 44-year-old says, "I think there was always going to be a great deal of different kinds of responses. "When you're dealing with a subject that is so tricky, such as state-sponsored torture, and mixing it with magical realism, you're stepping a fine line." Director Christopher Hampton says, "Whatever people think about the film, people need to talk about this issue. "This is a wound, and if you deal with an open wound, people are going to react in a very tender fashion, so it's not surprising."

Venice festival goes easy on Hollywood fare

Star wattage is set to dazzle at this year's Venice International Film Festival as event director Moritz de Hadeln on Thursday unveiled a lineup that includes several major Hollywood pictures. But this year's competition roll call for the grande dame of international festivals is light on American titles, with only two of the 20 entries coming from the United States. "Unfortunately, American films are mostly showing out of competition," said de Hadeln, who is in his second year of directing the festival. "Often, they don't want to risk it because they fear they might not win first place." One U.S. title battling it out for the festival's Golden Lion prize is Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams, starring Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts. The Focus Features film details the story of a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con. Los Angeles- and London-based Myriad Pictures' Imagining Argentina, directed by Christopher Hampton and starring Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson, will also brave the competition.

Venice festival goes easy on Hollywood fare

Venice festival goes easy on Hollywood fare
Star wattage is set to dazzle at this year's Venice International Film Festival as event director Moritz de Hadeln on Thursday unveiled a lineup that includes several major Hollywood pictures. But this year's competition roll call for the grande dame of international festivals is light on American titles, with only two of the 20 entries coming from the United States. "Unfortunately, American films are mostly showing out of competition," said de Hadeln, who is in his second year of directing the festival. "Often, they don't want to risk it because they fear they might not win first place." One U.S. title battling it out for the festival's Golden Lion prize is Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 21 Grams, starring Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts. The Focus Features film details the story of a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother and a born-again ex-con. Los Angeles- and London-based Myriad Pictures' Imagining Argentina, directed by Christopher Hampton and starring Antonio Banderas and Emma Thompson, will also brave the competition.

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