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Upcoming Netflix Movie Release Dates

If it seems as though Netflix is releasing a new original film each week it’s because, well, they nearly are. Director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation marked the first “Netflix Original Film” back in 2015, and since that time Netflix has ramped up both production and acquisition of original films to debut exclusively on the streaming service. They range from romcoms like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to Oscar-winning dramas like Roma to even blockbusters like Bright, and Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down. So with so many upcoming Netflix movies …
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‘Marriage Story’ is the 7th film to miss ensemble despite 3 individual SAG Awards nominations

‘Marriage Story’ is the 7th film to miss ensemble despite 3 individual SAG Awards nominations
“Marriage Story” was the only film to nab three individual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations on Wednesday — for leads Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and supporting actress Laura Dern — but it was Mia in ensemble. The snub gives the Netflix drama the dubious honor of being the seventh film to miss the ensemble cut with at least three individual bids.

The ensemble category was added at the second SAG Awards ceremony. Since then, these are the only triple-nominee films to get paid dust in ensemble are:

1. “Jerry Maguire” (1996): actor (Tom Cruise), supporting actor (Cuba Gooding Jr. — winner), supporting actress (Renee Zellweger)

2. “As Good as It Gets” (1997): actor (Jack Nicholson — winner), actress (Helen Hunt — winner), supporting actor (Greg Kinnear)

3. “The Contender” (2000): actress (Joan Allen), two supporting actors (Jeff Bridges and Gary Oldman)

4. “Michael Clayton” (2007): actor (George Clooney), supporting actor (Tom Wilkinson), supporting actress (Tilda Swinton)

5. “Up in the Air
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‘No Time to Die’ Trailer: Daniel Craig Says Goodbye to Bond With Jaw-Dropping Thrills

‘No Time to Die’ Trailer: Daniel Craig Says Goodbye to Bond With Jaw-Dropping Thrills
The time has come for Daniel Craig to leave the Aston Martin behind and step away from the James Bond role, but he’s not doing so without one last jaw-dropping adventure. Craig’s last 007 outing is “No Time to Die,” the long-awaited 25th installment of the James Bond movie franchise. The upcoming entry is Craig’s fifth Bond film after “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.” Both “Casino Royale” and “Skyfall” are widely considered two of the best Bond films ever made, so here’s hoping Craig’s swan song takes a page from those action classics.

The official synopsis for “No Time to Die” from MGM reads: “Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns
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Meet Rami Malek's Bond Villain Safin in New No Time to Die Poster

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Meet Rami Malek's Bond Villain Safin in New No Time to Die Poster
Ahead of the No Time to Die trailer release tomorrow, we've been given our first look at Rami Malek's Bond villain, Safin. A series of James Bond 25 character posters was released, showcasing many members of the main cast who will be taking part in Daniel Craig's final outing as 007. While there is much to discuss, the most intriguing individual poster is Malek's, given that it's truly the first reveal of his character, who remains a mystery.

The poster sees Rami Malek turned to his side, looking toward the camera with a dour look on his face. His hair is slick and his face is mean. As far as the outfit goes, it doesn't get much more Bond villainy than this, as Malek is rocking a long blue coat that almost looks like it would flow like a cape if he were walking at a brisk pace. If
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First No Time to Die Footage Arrives, Full Bond 25 Trailer Coming Wednesday

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Eon Productions and MGM have revealed the first footage from the upcoming No Time to Die, aka James Bond 25. Filming recently wrapped on the highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel to 2015's Spectre. Daniel Craig is coming back for one last go-around as 007 and this provides us with our first real look at what his final adventure as the iconic MI6 spy is going to look like.

Bond is back. The first trailer for #NoTimeToDie arrives this Wednesday #Bond25#BondJamesBondpic.twitter.com/ThIEdXn82N

— James Bond (@007) December 2, 2019

It's been a long, bumpy road to get to this place. Famously, when Spectre finished filming, Daniel Craig said he would rather "slash his wrists" rather than return for another Bond movie. For quite some time, the fate of Bond 25 hung in the balance as we played a game of "Will he? Won't he?" with Craig regarding his return. Once Craig signed on, things didn't get much easier.
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Daniel Craig Doubles Down on Leaving 007 After ‘No Time to Die’: ‘Yes, It’s Done’

Daniel Craig Doubles Down on Leaving 007 After ‘No Time to Die’: ‘Yes, It’s Done’
Nearly everyone paying attention to the James Bond franchise has suspected the upcoming 25th installment, “No Time to Die,” will be the final outing for Daniel Craig. Two days after wrapping production on the last Bond film “Spectre,” Craig gave an infamous interview in which he was quoted as saying he’d rather “slit [his] own wrists” than play Bond again. When the actor announced he’d be returning for another 007 film, many fans believed it would be his swan song. Craig confirmed as much during his recent visit to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

When Colbert asked Craig bluntly if he was “done with Bond,” the actor replied, “Yes.” Colbert pushed back, “You’re done with Bond?” Craig answered, “It’s done.”

No Time to Die” will mark the fifth time Craig has played Bond following “Casino Royale,” “Quantum of Solace,” “Skyfall,” and “Spectre.” Craig’s first outing
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Idris Elba Takes on Jay-z's Revenge Western The Harder They Fall for Netflix

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Idris Elba Takes on Jay-z's Revenge Western The Harder They Fall for Netflix
I don't know about you but I love a good western. The genre was kind of lost on me throughout most of my life, but then after seeing The Coen Brothers' one-two punch of No Country for Old Men and True Grit I got the western fever and have seen a healthy amount of motion pictures set within the dusty trail of that genre since. Not to mention HBO's Westworld. And so I'm excited about today's news that lets us know none other than Beasts of No Nation and Hobbs & Shaw actor Idris Elba will be leading the charge on a new Netflix western revenge drama The Harder They Fall produced by Jay-Z.

The "all-black Western" will center on Captive State and White Boy Rick star Jonathan Majors as an outlaw named Nat Love, who, upon discovering that the man who killed his parents two decades previously is being released from prison,
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How Much Do You Know About Kerry Washington's Husband Nnamdi Asomugha?

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Olivia Pope's on-screen relationship with Fitz Grant on Scandal may have been . . . well, complicated, but Kerry Washington's relationship with her Irl husband Nnamdi Asomugha seems far more adorable than deplorable. Kerry is notorious private when it comes to her marriage and family, and though she and Nnamdi are rarely photographed or even seen together, the two tied the knot all the way back in 2013. According to the Daily News, the couple met after Nnamdi went with a mutual friend to see Kerry perform in Race on Broadway, and Kerry confirmed as much in an October 2018 interview with Marie Claire. "The last time I did theater, it completely transformed my life," she shared. "That's where I met my husband."

So who exactly is Kerry's husband? As well as being a former NFL cornerback who played for the Raiders, the Eagles, and the 49ers, Nnamdi is also a producer and an actor.
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‘Honey Boy’ producers Anita Gou, Chris Leggett and Daniela Taplin Lundberg on the ‘urgency’ of Shia Labeouf drama [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Honey Boy’ producers Anita Gou, Chris Leggett and Daniela Taplin Lundberg on the ‘urgency’ of Shia Labeouf drama [Exclusive Video Interview]
Producer Daniela Taplin Lundberg thought Shia Labeouf‘s screenplay for “Honey Boy” was “some of the most excellent writing I had read in a really long time.” The script, which was based on the actor’s own struggles, “wasn’t just this self-indulgent piece where someone was complaining about his childhood. It was this accurately self-reflective story about someone’s love for his father, but also his own personal demons.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Lundberg and fellow producers Anita Gou and Chris Leggett above.

Labeouf stars in the Amazon Studios release as a man loosely based on his own father, a bitter former clown whose son (played as a child by Noah Jupe and as an adult by Lucas Hedges) has his acting career sidelined by substance abuse and scandal. The parallels to Labeouf’s own life were clear to all involved. “There was an urgency in Shia,
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Driven by Tarantino and Spider-Man, Sony Earnings Prove Originals Shouldn’t Be Shut Out

In its earnings report released Wednesday, Sony Corp. delivered very good news about its film operation: Sony Pictures enjoyed a third-quarter profit of $366 million, up from $3 million the quarter before. And Sony’s earnings boost came from a striking balance: The box-office performance of “Spider-Man: Far from Home” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

As the debate over original films vs. superhero movies rages on, Sony’s success suggests that the impending demise of original filmmaking may be exaggerated. In fact, as Disney’s reign as franchise king continues, competitors are embracing the role that exemplary original films with A-list talent can play on their balance sheet.

“The event nature of having Leo and Brad [Pitt] and Margot [Robbie] in ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ was essential,” Sony Motion Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman said in a recent interview. “You had to make a great movie … but that
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Netflix’s Oscar revolution: Best Actor clean sweep for Robert De Niro, Adam Driver and more streaming performances?

Netflix has only been in the Oscar game for a few years, but they may already be cornering the market, at least in the Best Actor race. There’s a chance the streaming service could sweep all five slots in the category with Timothee Chalamet (“The King”), Robert De Niro (“The Irishman“), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story“), Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite is My Name”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”).

Okay, so maybe a clean sweep is unlikely, but how many other studios could come this close with this many contenders? Based on the combined predictions of thousands of Gold Derby users as of this writing, two Netflix men are among the five likely nominees for Best Actor: Driver in front-runner position with 39/10 odds and De Niro in third place with 11/2 odds.

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But don’t count out Pryce and Murphy. They’re
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‘Monos’ Review: Dir. Alejandro Landes (2019)

Monos review: Children of Men – Alejandro Landes’ latest is a breathtaking bandit of a film that notes just how perilous innocence is.

Monos may just have as firm a grasp on this humanity schtick as possible. Philosophically constructive and emotionally devastating, Landes and fellow screenwriter Alexis Dos Santos paint a haunting portrait of humanity’s basest qualities; a longing for closeness, a fear of death, and a wild propensity to unintentionally bring both upon us.

This is not the first war drama to hone in on the legacy that violence leaves in the lives of children. Mono’s fresh-faced, stricken-eyed cast bring to mind Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation.

But Monos — named after its titular crew of child soldiers — is a curveball, hitting nerves an audience may be surprised to learn they even had. The focal lines are blurred between eight adolescent guerrillas and their prisoner — to the
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Author Tochi Onyebuchi Brings Anime-Inspired Giant Robots to Nigeria in War Girls

Megan Crouse Oct 10, 2019

We talked to speculative fiction author Tochi Onyebuchi about novellas War Girls and Riot Baby.

Tochi Onyebuchi brings a keen eye for world-building and momentum-filled action scenes to his young adult novels. From the Pokémon-like Beasts Made of Night duology to the upcoming fantasy novella Riot Baby, he’s making waves. At Nycc 2019, we sat down to talk to him about pop culture influences, the process of building a novel, and how he wants to push back against Western perceptions of African countries.

Riot Baby will be available from Tor.com in January 2020. War Girls comes out on Oct. 15 from Penguin Random House.

Den of Geek: Your latest book, War Girls, is a post-apocalyptic story involving both catastrophic change and nuclear war. What draws you to writing apocalypse while the real world feels so apocalyptic?

Tochi Onyebuchi: Part of it is coping! Part of it is
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No Time to Die Wraps Filming, Daniel Craig Gives Speech at Bond 25 Wrap Party

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That's a wrap! Filming has concluded on No Time to Die, otherwise known as James Bond 25. Production began on the follow-up to Spectre back in April and, like many entries in the franchise, it's been a globe-trotting adventure that will see 007 at various locations trying to accomplish his next mission. While there's still much work to be done, for a moment at least, the cast and crew took some time to celebrate.

According to a new report, Daniel Craig, members of the crew and the rest of the cast joined together at a restaurant in Italy for the wrap party. Craig, who is said to have been pretty drunk, gave a heartfelt speech to everyone. The actor was also presented with a James Bond cake. In his speech, Craig singled out longtime producer Barbara Broccoli. Here's what he had to say.

"I just want to say, and I am really
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From ‘Marriage Story’ to ‘The Irishman,’ Netflix’s Oscar Stock Is On the Rise

Promoting two features and three documentaries, Netflix’s Telluride Film Festival dinner at Rustico spanned two long tables crammed with journalists, staff, and stars like Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Adam Sandler, and Laura Dern. This was Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ third year in Telluride, only this time he was accompanied by the largest team of any Hollywood entertainment company.

It was an impressive showing, but the world has shifted dramatically since Netflix spent $50 million promoting last year’s Oscar title, “Roma.” On February 25, the morning after Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white drama won three of Netflix’s 15 Oscar nominations (but not Best Picture), Netflix stock opened to $367.01. At this writing, the price hovers around $288.

That makes the paradigm-busting Netflix look more human, less Pennywise, but the more complicated truth is Netflix can no longer occupy the role of studio bogeyman: Between Disney +, Hulu, Apple+, HBO Max, and Amazon, there’s too much competition.
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From ‘Marriage Story’ to ‘The Irishman,’ Netflix’s Oscar Stock Is On the Rise

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Promoting two features and three documentaries, Netflix’s Telluride Film Festival dinner at Rustico spanned two long tables crammed with journalists, staff, and stars like Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Adam Sandler, and Laura Dern. This was Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ third year in Telluride, only this time he was accompanied by the largest team of any Hollywood entertainment company.

It was an impressive showing, but the world has shifted dramatically since Netflix spent $50 million promoting last year’s Oscar title, “Roma.” On February 25, the morning after Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white drama won three of Netflix’s 15 Oscar nominations (but not Best Picture), Netflix stock opened to $367.01. At this writing, the price hovers around $288.

That makes the paradigm-busting Netflix look more human, less Pennywise, but the more complicated truth is Netflix can no longer occupy the role of studio bogeyman: Between Disney +, Hulu, Apple+, HBO Max, and Amazon, there’s too much competition.
See full article at Indiewire »

Upcoming Netflix Movie Release Dates

If it seems as though Netflix is releasing a new original film each week it’s because, well, they nearly are. Director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation marked the first “Netflix Original Film” back in 2015, and since that time Netflix has ramped up both production and acquisition of original films to debut exclusively on the streaming service. They range from romcoms like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to Oscar-winning dramas like Roma to even blockbusters like Bright, and Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down. So with so many upcoming Netflix movies …
See full article at Collider.com »

Netflix Commits to Exclusive Theatrical Releases for ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘The King,’ and 8 More Fall Films

Netflix Commits to Exclusive Theatrical Releases for ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘The King,’ and 8 More Fall Films
On the heels of the announcement that Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The Irishman” will receive a nearly four-week exclusive theatrical release before it becomes available to stream, Netflix has now confirmed it will give nine other fall movies a similar theaters-first rollout: “The Laundromat,” “Dolemite Is My Name,” “The King,” “Earthquake Bird,” “Marriage Story,” “Klaus,” “I Lost My Body,” “Atlantics,” and “The Two Popes.” The news marks Netflix’s biggest commitment to theatrical exhibition in a single movie season. Netflix officially became a member of the MPAA in January.

Not all the films are slated for Oscar contention. Netflix is also using theaters to help differentiate its movies and make its filmmakers happy; this spring Netflix put into theaters both John Hancock’s “The Highwayman,” starring Kevin Costner, and J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier” starring Ben Affleck.)

Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat” will hit theaters first after world premiering
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Participant Taps Anikah McLaren, Robert Kessel to Head Film Department

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Participant Media has named industry veterans Anikah McLaren and Robert Kessel as co-heads of the company’s film department with the titles of executive vice president.

Both executives will report together to Participant CEO David Linde, who made the announcement Thursday.

McLaren joins Participant having most recently served as a production executive for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Kessel, who has been with Participant since 2013, is being promoted from his current post of senior VP.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Anikah and Robert running our narrative department during this exciting time for Participant,” Linde said. “Robert has proven himself time and again to be an invaluable part of the company, and Anikah brings with her experience and passion we’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Together, they are the perfect team to lead this dynamic team in creating entertaining, socially impactful content for audiences to enjoy around the world.
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Participant Media Hires Fox Searchight’s Anikah McLaren, Will Co-Head Narrative Film With Robert Kessel

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Participant Media said Thursday that it has hired Fox Searchlight executive Anikah McLaren, and she will team with current Participant exec Robert Kessel to be co-heads of the company’s narrative film division. Both will sport the titles Evp Narrative Film at the company, whose pics in this space include Oscar Best Picture winners Green Book and Spotlight.

Kessel has been with Participant since 2013, and is being promoted from his current post as Svp Narrative Film.

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Anikah and Robert running our narrative department during this exciting time for Participant,” said Participant CEO David Linde, to whom both will report. “Robert has proven himself time and again to be an invaluable part of the company, and Anikah brings with her experience and passion we’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Together, they are the perfect team to lead this dynamic team in creating entertaining,
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