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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in February. There will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks. Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including Martin Scorsese‘s Oscar-winning “Goodfellas,” Quentin Tarantino‘s “Kill Bill” double feature, the “Oceans” trilogy, and all the films in the “American Pie” franchise.

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including season 1 of the sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” and the sophomore edition of the teen drama “Greenhouse Academy.” And there are episodes of both the new David Letterman and Joel Hale talk shows.

Feb. 1

3000 Miles to Graceland

42 Grams

Aeon Flux

American Pie

American Pie 2

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

Ella Enchanted

Extract

Goodfellas
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Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in February 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 February, 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 February include King Arthur (2004), An Idiot Abroad, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Family Guy Season 1-8, and several comedy specials, including from Hannibal Burress and Aziz Ansari. Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix in February, …
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The 10 Best Movie Scores of 2017

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The 10 Best Movie Scores of 2017
The movie music of 2017 has been every bit as memorable as the movies themselves. From Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonny Greenwood to David Lowery and Daniel Hart, several of the most remarkable director-composer duos in the business returned with their finest collaborations to date. Just as exciting, the year also saw a number of teams galvanizing their previous work together into true partnerships, as Daniel Pemberton has become the best reason to get psyched for a new Guy Ritchie joint, and Tamar-kali has made the wait for Dee Rees’ next film even more excruciating than it would have been otherwise. And then there were true originals like Oneohtrix Point Never mastermind Daniel Lopatin, who brought sounds to the screen that the cinema had never heard before.

Read More:The Best TV Soundtracks of 2017

Here are the 10 best movie scores of 2017, along with selections from each.

10. “King Arthur” (Daniel Pemberton)

Sometimes — but
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Oscars: Original Score Contenders Total 141

Oscars: Original Score Contenders Total 141
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the 141 scores eligible for consideration at the 90th Oscars. The Academy’s Music branch will vote on the five eventual nominees which will be revealed January 23. Among composers: five-time Oscar winner John Williams for two films (Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Post) and a leading four films each from Daniel Pemberton (All the Money in the World, King Arthur, Mark Felt and Molly’s Game), Benjamin Wallfisch (Annab…
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The Furniture: Camelot, a Silly and Furry Place

"The Furniture," by Daniel Walber, is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail.

Back in August, I wrote about two dramatically different ways of portraying Arthurian Legend on screen. To recap: the bright silliness of Knights of the Round Table (1953) looks like psychedelic compared to the bland grit of King Arthur (2004) and the gruff, imperial fantasia of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017). But even these at least share a mild interest in engaging with English historical design. Camelot (1967), on the other hand, is a flighty fantasy of utter nonsense.

Of course, this is why it’s such a delight to watch. It’s a furry, oversexed epic that sends its glamorous cast out into magical forests to sing Lerner and Loewe songs at the top of their extravagantly-adorned lungs. The film won Oscars for production designer John Truscott,
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Hellboy Rounds Out Its Cast with Three More Actors

Hellboy Rounds Out Its Cast with Three More Actors
With Lionsgate's Hellboy gearing up for production, three new actors have come aboard, playing characters from the original Hellboy comics that wernen't featured in the original movies from director Guillermo del Toro. Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie have all signed on for the reboot, with Okonedo playing Lady Hatton, Gleeson playing Lord Adam Galen and Alistair Petrie playing the iconic wizard Merlin. It isn't known how large or small their roles may be in this reboot, but it's clear that this project is taking a much different approach than the first two movies.

Lady Hatton was featured in the 2007 comic Hellboy: The Wild Hunt, a resident seer at the Osiris Club, an English secret society dedicated to solving supernatural mysteries. Lord Adam Glaren is another member of the Osiris Club, with Merlin the same mythical wizard from the King Arthur legend. In the Hellboy comics, he meets
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Limitations of the modern movie trailer

Ryan Lambie Oct 17, 2017

Film trailers have to be loud, aggressive and exciting. But what if the movie itself is neither?

Bwooommmm. Honk! Ratatatatat. A hushed voice: “You don’t know what’s coming”. Ominous silence. Bwoommmmm. Honk! Brahhmmm.

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By now, the conventions of the modern movie trailer - all rapid-fire editing, loud whooshing and parping noises and ominous portent - have become as established as the oft-lampooned ones we used to get back in the 1980s. The ones that always began, “He was a man on the edge...”, or “In a world...", or a variant thereof.

In fact, trailers for mainstream movies are now so standardised and formulaic that Red Letter Media was able to put together an eight-minute video made of nothing but cliched shots from blockbuster movie promos, and it looked almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

In the 21st century, film trailers
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Deleted Scene From It Would Have Seen Pennywise Eat A Baby

If the summer blockbuster season fell far short of expectations – King Arthur, Valerian, Baywatch and The Mummy all struggled to leave much of an impression – then Warner Bros. and New Line jolted Hollywood’s box office back to life through the release of It.

Lauded with praise from the get-go, the Andy Muschietti-directed adaptation has since achieved box office glory, and recently knocked The Exorcist off its perch to become the highest-grossing horror pic in film history with a domestic haul of $308 million and counting. Not bad for an R-rated genre movie with little-to-no notable stars, eh?

As good as the film was though, we’ve heard several times now that there was quite a bit left on the cutting room floor that had to be removed, for whatever reason. While a director’s cut is said to be in the works for the home video release, there’s
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Janet Jackson and Ciara Enjoy Play Date with Their Sons at Disneyland — See the Cute Photo!

Janet Jackson and Ciara Enjoy Play Date with Their Sons at Disneyland — See the Cute Photo!
Janet Jackson celebrated her sold-out concert at the Hollywood Bowl with some family fun at Disneyland!

On Tuesday, the singer enjoyed quality time with her 9-month-old son Eissa Al Mana and friends, including Ciara and her 3-year-old son Future Zahir, as seen on Jackson’s former backup dancer James Collins’ Instagram Story.

In a group photo with Mickey Mouse, Jackson, who is dressed in head-to-toe black, and Ciara, who wore a conductor hat with Mickey ears, are all smiles as they hold onto their boys.

A post shared by Janet Jackson’s Legacy Matters (@janetreceipts) on Oct 10, 2017 at 6:46pm
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Box Office Report: 'Blade Runner 2049' Disappoints Those Who Thought It Would Do Better

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Blade Runner 2049 - $31.5 million ($31.5 million total) 2. The Mountain Between Us - $10.1 million ($10.1 million total) 3. It - $9.6 million ($304.9 million total) 4. My Little Pony - $8.8 million ($8.8 million total) 5. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - $8.1 million ($79.9 million total) 6. American Made - $8.0 million ($30.4 million total) 7. The Lego Ninjago Movie - $6.7 million ($43.8 million total) 8. Victoria & Abdul - $4.1 million ($5.9 million total) 9. Flatliners - $3.8 million ($12.3 million total) 10. Battle of the Sexes - $2.4 million ($7.6 million total)   The Big Stories Warner Bros. has been on quite the run lately. Since putting the disaster of King Arthur...

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Sedate expectations: will Blade Runner 2049 give birth to the slow-burn blockbuster?

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel rejects the breathless fury of modern-day money-spinners in favour of a hypnotically unhurried formula. It won’t catch on – will it?

Blockbusters seem faster and more furious than ever, and not just because producers are desperate to slipstream the success of Vin Diesel’s tyre-screeching franchise. Even as baseline running times have sailed past two hours, the majority of would-be tentpole movies seem resolutely anti-downtime, charging through their story beats in flurries of frantic editing and punch-drunk action.

In a year of aggravating assaults such as the fantasy mish-mash tosh of King Arthur, the heavy-metal headache of a fifth Transformers film and Kingsman’s caffeinated, cartwheeling sequel, the languid pace of Blade Runner 2049 stands out like 2001’s monolith: a mesmerising reminder of cinema’s capacity to instil awe. At one point it is revealed how the latest replicants are “born”, splurging from suspended sacs filled with amniotic fluid.
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Are You Screening? Podcast #216 – The Mummy Review

The Dark Universe may be off to a rocky start, even with Tom Cruise, and Universal may have to adjust its theory of pumping money into the franchise it’s creating. The real problem with this title specifically is that it doesn’t seem like anyone was looking for The Mummy to show up again, and that’s the audience the film managed.

But, is it that bad? It’s a movie that made some mistakes and spends too much time on things that are only there so that they can show up in future installments, but there’s a lot of fun to be had for those looking for escapism.

Of course, it may also be pretty boring, depending on how you look at things.

We’ll let you know if you need to head to this one.

courtesy Universal Pictures

The Mummy Podcast Review

Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular,
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Movie Review – Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, 2017.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn.

Starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Mark Strong, Edward Holcroft, and Pedro Pascal.

Synopsis:

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organisation in the Us. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

I absolutely loved the first Kingsman movie, giving it a solid 5 stars and multiple DVD viewings. It had a sharp script, it took the piss out of itself and the one take of Colin Firth killing a 100 people in a church along to Freebird is essential viewing. Unfortunately its sequel The Golden Circle doesn’t hit the same standard; but then what could?

Several years have passed and Eggsy (Egerton) is a fully fledged Kingsman agent. After their headquarters are
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Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

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The Transformers mythology is an eons-long inter-galactic tale that is rich in its own history. We have the rise of intelligent techno-organic lifeforms, a split between rival points of view, and a struggle for supremacy. All along the way, for reasons that are never spelled out in their history, Earth has been of particular interest to the Autobots and Decepticons.

That much has powered countless comics, animated episodes, and four live-action feature films. Rather than marvel at the wonders of the cosmos or reveal to us why the planet is important, the fifth installment, The Last Knight, retrofit the Knights of the Round Table to an already convoluted and, frankly, boring film series. This film, out now on disc from Paramount Home Entertainment, more or less retreads the first four films, mixing returning humans and Transformers and adding in a few new figures to freshen things, and yet, no one cares.
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11 New and Returning Podcasts and Audio Series We Can’t Wait to Listen to This Fall

With more podcasts to choose from than TV shows these days, it can be tough to figure out which one are worth a listen, especially when more and more keep debuting. Luckily, there are some fan favorites and newcomers creating their own unique, fun spaces this fall, and they’re definitely worth a listen.

Here are some of the pop culture podcasts we’re queueing our iTunes up for.

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Look at Film, Music, TV and More!

Queery With Cameron Esposito

Feral Audio

Premiered Aug. 5

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Technically, this show was a summer return, but it’s still on our radar as a must-listen as new episodes continue to roll out. Comedian Cameron Esposito is a mainstay on the L.A. comedy scene, running a longtime show called Put Your Hands Together -- which is, naturally, also recorded for a podcast -- and she starred with her wife, Rhea Butcher, on the
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My 5: Nick Offerman’s Favorite Stories by Mark Twain

My 5: Nick Offerman’s Favorite Stories by Mark Twain
Perhaps known for his facial hair as much as his acting, it’s no wonder that Nick Offerman identifies with the famously mustachioed American humorist and author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. But more than that, the former Parks and Recreation star, who has recorded and recently released his second Audible version of Twain’s works, tells Et that the author’s “ability to describe the heart of humankind with humor and alacrity is what makes him a favorite.”

Also a writer and a humorist himself, Offerman generally writes nonfiction as a way to “try to infuse my own anecdotes with an homage to his flavor and economy.” And when it comes to narrating the 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Offerman is grateful for the opportunity “to render this man’s delicious words for the auditory pleasure of listeners everywhere,” he says, adding:
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Blu-ray Review: Goofy ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is Worth a Look

Chicago – Knock me over with a feather kids, but I enjoyed “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Maybe it was in comparison to the others or maybe director Michael Bay has beaten me into submission, but this one had the right story elements and casting to make it work, with exceptions of course. It’s goofiness is its charm, and it was released on Blu-Ray/DVD on September 26th, 2017 (Digital HD already available).

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The two essential things that made the film more tolerable was Anthony Hopkins and Laura Haddock, two Brits who brought some performance parts that made me laugh in their earnestness – Sir Anthony was particularly bizarre. The story is tied into the Arthurian legend, and begins on a knights-of-the-round-table battlefield, and somehow that gave a bit more understanding to what was going on, which was decidedly lacking in previous films. The rest will be pretty familiar to the Transformers’ universe and fan base,
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Are You Screening? Podcast #213 – King Arthur & Alien: Covenant Reviews

The summer didn’t kick off with a bang for us, which shouldn’t be a surprise given that the Alien franchise disappointed us with its last installment. Covenant really turns the crazy up to 11, but also the nonsensical characters and plot development.

King Arthur didn’t exactly fare a lot better, though it had a lot of fun moments built into the weird world it was after. Oddly, I was more disappointed with this one, although that’s just because I had some expectations. It’s one more wacky trip with Guy Ritchie, which just makes him more confusing, but it offers hope for Charlie Hunnam‘s future, because I don’t think you can blame him for anything.

We give you the full scoop on these movies and much more.

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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ DVD Review

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou | Written by Guy Ritchie, Joby Harold, Lionel Wigram | Directed by Guy Ritchie

The first movie I saw directed by Guy Ritchie was Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels. When I started watching King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, little did I know that I’d find myself comparing the gangster feel of the two. In many ways this represents how confusing a movie it can be, especially when it is about a character like King Arthur

Robbed of his birth right as King, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) grows up the hard way, fighting for what he can and protecting those around him. Forced to pull a sword out of a stone, he soon begins the journey to becoming the true king with the help of a Mage (Astrid Berges-Frisbey). With his legend growing, this pushes him towards his destiny, a confrontation with
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Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson in talks for Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King

Back in May it was announced that Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) is set to direct the fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King, and now comes word from The Tracking Board that Patrick Stewart (Logan) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) are in talks to join the cast.

The film revolves around a group of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a Medieval menace named Morgana who is the half-sister of King Arthur. Andy Serkis’ son Louis Serkis (Taboo) is set for the lead role of Alex, a young boy who discovers the mythical sword Excalibur. He is joined in the cast by Tom Taylor (The Dark Tower) Rhianna Dorris (Secret Life of Boys), Angus Imrie (Kingdom), Denise Gough (Guerrilla) and newcomer Dean Chaumoo.

The site reports that Stewart is in talks to play the older incarnation of Angus Imrie’s Merlin, while Ferguson
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