Get Shorty Series Coming to EPIX

by CS

Get Shorty Series Coming to EPIX

Get Shorty Series Coming to EPIX

EPIX announced today it will go into production on a Get Shorty series from MGM Television. Created and executive produced by Davey Holmes (“Shameless,” “In Treatment,” “Damages”), the one hour drama series is a reimagining of Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Production on the Get Shorty series is anticipated to begin this fall and air summer 2017.

In Get Shorty, Miles Daly works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles.

“We’re excited to be working with MGM on ‘Get Shorty,’” said Mark S. Greenberg, President and CEO, EPIX. “I had the pleasure of working with Elmore Leonard early in my career and I am a big fan of his writing. Davey Holmes is a tremendous talent and has created a fantastic new series that is in the spirit of Leonard’s unique brand of social satire and strong narrative voice. ‘Get Shorty’ promises to be yet another example of the type of high-end, premium TV that EPIX is committed to delivering to its subscribers.”

“Davey has created a modern-day re-envisioning of Elmore Leonard’s timeless cult classic where organized crime and Hollywood collide in very funny ways. We are thrilled to bring these irreverent characters to fans and audiences around the globe with our fantastic partners at EPIX,” said Mark Burnett, President, Television and Digital Group, MGM and Steve Stark, President, Television Development and Production, MGM.

MGM, a joint venture partner in EPIX, produced the 1995 movie version of Get Shorty that starred John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito and was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Travolta won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of the lead character Chili Palmer and the film received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

Are you looking forward to the Get Shorty series? Let us know in the comments below!

TNT Releases Extended Preview of Animal Kingdom

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TNT Releases Extended Preview of Animal Kingdom

TNT Releases Extended Preview of Animal Kingdom

TNT has debuted an extended preview of Animal Kingdom, a viscerally engaging show that peels back the layers of a wild criminal family led by a fierce and emotionally manipulative matriarch. Animal Kingdom will have its two-hour series premiere on June 14 at 9/8c.

You can watch the extended preview below and the full first episode at AnimalKingdom.TNTDrama.com!

Animal Kingdom is a bold new drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Ocean’s Thirteen), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow),Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows), Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls), Daniella Alonso (Revolution) and Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Ithaca).

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Heading up the family is J’s estranged grandmother, Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin), whom he’s been shielded from for years. She is orbited by Baz (Speedman), her relatively level-headed right-hand man whom she adopted when he was a teenager; Smurf’s eldest son, the quietly menacing, mentally disturbed Pope (Hatosy), who has just gotten out of prison; her tough, hyperactive, recreational drug-using middle son, Craig (Robson); and the troubled and suspicious Deran (Weary), the “baby” of the family. Also prominent are Nicky Belmont (Gordon), J’s steady girlfriend, and Catherine Ortiz (Alonso), Baz’s de facto wife and the mother of their 4-year-old daughter, Lena.

J will soon learn that they all make their livings through carefully planned armed robberies and other criminal activities, and that Smurf is an intense, beguiling and complicated matriarch who rules over “her boys” with a borderline incestuous love. It turns out that joining Smurf’s family comes with more danger and excitement than J might be ready to handle.

Animal Kingdom is produced by John Wells Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Emmy® winner John Wells (TNT’s Southland, ER, The West Wing, Shameless) and Jonathan Lisco (TNT’s Southland, Halt and Catch Fire, Damages, NYPD Blue) serving as executive producers of the series, along with Etan Frankel (Shameless, Southland) and Christopher Chulack (ER, Shameless, Southland).

Animal Kingdom is inspired by the award-winning feature film written & directed by David Michôd and produced by Liz Watts, who also serve as executive producers on the series.

Run Barry, Run! The First Clip from The Flash Finale

by Spencer Perry

Run Barry, Run! The First Clip from The Flash Finale

Run Barry, run! The first clip from The Flash finale

Knowing your patience is as thin as Zoom’s, The CW has released the first clip for The Flash season 2 finale, setting up Barry’s finale battle with the big bad. Check out the Flash finale clip in the player below!

Titled “The Race of His Life,” the May 24 episode is officially described as follows:

“After Zoom (guest star Teddy Sears) reveals his true plan, Barry (Grant Gustin) vows to do whatever it takes to stop him.”

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. This season also sees the addition of newcomers Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West and Candyman himself Tony Todd as the voice of the new “big bad,” Zoom.

If you missed an episode of The Flash or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here!

Adam Sandler Teams with STX for New Animated Film

by Max Evry

Adam Sandler Teams With STX for New Animated Film

Adam Sandler teams with STX for new animated film

Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in a new untitled animated project for STX Entertainment, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

As part of the 12-15 motion pictures the studio will release each year, STX is focused on creating multi-platform family franchises across film, television and digital. The company is currently developing a major animated motion picture based on the beloved Uglydoll toy brand. The deal with Sandler and Happy Madison will add another major animated project to STX’s growing portfolio of family targeted IP. Adam Sandler’s last two animated blockbusters, Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, have generated more than $825 million worldwide.

Fogelson, who worked closely with Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment on blockbusters including Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions, The Lorax and more said, “As we continue to grow our company, the family arena is of critical importance to STX Entertainment and we are tremendously excited to have Adam Sandler and Happy Madison developing projects with us for the global animation market. Happy Madison is one of the most consistently successful and talented producers of family entertainment working in the business today. They have steadily been building this  brand in this arena for years with the incredible success of the ‘Hotel Transylvania’ animated franchise. Adam already has some wonderful ideas about what he wants to develop with us and we look forward to working with him, Allen Covert and the entire Happy Madison team.”

Oren Aviv, President and Chief Content Officer for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group, who previously led both production and marketing at Walt Disney Studios and oversaw marketing for campaigns on some of the most successful animated titles of all-time including Finding Nemo and The Incredibles added, “When we launched our new animation division, we said we would continue to seek out meaningful partnerships with long-term potential at our studio. Teaming with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison is exactly the kind of quality relationship that further defines STX as a home for the world’s best storytellers.”

Sandler’s newest films include Netflix’s The Do-Over, starring opposite David Spade and Paula Patton and Noah Baumbach’s untitled independent feature also starring Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman.

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Simon Pegg & Mike Myers Join Margot Robbie in Terminal

by Max Evry

Simon Pegg & Mike Myers Join Margot Robbie in Terminal

Simon Pegg and Mike Myers join Margot Robbie in Terminal

Highland Film Group‘s upcoming noir thriller Terminal has signed comedy stars Simon Pegg (Star Trek, The World’s End) and Mike Myers (the Austin Powers trilogy, Shrek movies) to join lead Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad) in the Vaughn Stein film. Max Irons (The Host, Woman in Gold) and Eddie the Eagle director Dexter Fletcher (Kick-Ass) will also star in the film, which has begun shooting in Hungary.

Terminal tells the story of two hit men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair find a dynamic woman named Annie (Margot Robbie) who may be more involved than they had originally suspected.

Stein is primarily known as an assistant director, having worked on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2World War ZLes Misérables, and In the Heart of the Sea. This marks his debut feature as a director.

David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) and Molly Hassell (The Trust) will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment. Stein is also penning the screenplay with Highland Film Group financing and introducing the project to international buyers in Berlin. Highland and CAA are co-representing the U.S. rights.

Pegg will next co-star in and co-write this summer’s blockbuster threequel Star Trek Beyond from director Justin Lin, while this will mark Myers’ first on-camera film role since 2009’s Inglourious Basterds. He is also creating a series for HBO.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)

Welcome to the Jungle in a New Tarzan Poster

by Spencer Perry

Welcome to the Jungle in a New Tarzan Poster

Welcome to the jungle in a New Tarzan poster 

Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got apes and Jane! Warner Bros. Pictures (via Fandango) has released a new poster for The Legend of Tarzan which you can check out in the gallery below! From David Yates (director of the last four Harry Potter films), the new take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ jungle hero stars Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood,” Battleship) in the title role alongside a cast that also includes Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou. The jungle adventure hits theaters July 1.

The film begins years after the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash. 

Tarzan made his first appearance in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 novel “Tarzan of the Apes.” The jungle hero would go to be the focus of an additional 23 novels by the author. In the century since the character’s inception, Tarzan has been adapted into just about every medium, including dozens of different feature film iterations.

New Star Trek Beyond Poster Beams Up

by Spencer Perry

New Star Trek Beyond Poster Beams Up

New Star Trek Beyond poster beams up

Paramount Pictures has released a new Star Trek Beyond poster, featuring the crew of the Enterprise being watched over by Idris Elba’s new villain, Krall. Check out the new Star Trek Beyond poster in the gallery below!

RELATED: The new Star Trek Beyond trailer is here!

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions film, Star Trek Beyond is set to feature the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho along with new roles for Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise. Lin is directing from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

Look for Star Trek Beyond to hit the big screen July 22, just a few weeks before the Star Trek franchise celebrates its 50th anniversary. “The Man Trap” became the first broadcast episode of the original Star Trek when it aired on NBC September 8, 1996. Since then, the franchise has had five different television spinoffs and more than a dozen feature films. A new television series is also on the way in 2017 with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, American Gods) serving as co-creator and executive producer. You can click here to watch the new Star Trek teaser!

Suicide Squad Calendar Reveals New Images of Task Force X

by Max Evry

Suicide Squad Calendar Reveals New Images of Task Force X

Suicide Squad calendar reveals new images of Task Force X

A few new Suicide Squad photos has debuted online via a Trends International 2017 Wall Calendar, which features new looks at the members of Task Force X. Check out the Suicide Squad calendar pics in the gallery below!

Suicide Squad stars Will Smith (The Pursuit of HappynessFocus) as Deadshot, Joel Kinnaman (RoboCopEasy Money) as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus) as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney (DivergentThe Water Diviner) as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne (Anna KareninaPan) as Enchantress, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El DIablo, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Jared Leto as The Joker. There’s also mystery roles for Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Raymond Olubowale, Alex Meraz, Jim Parrack, and Common.

Created by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andru back in 1959, the Suicide Squad team has included countless DC villains among its ranks, including Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, Bane, Killer Frost, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Deathstroke, and Harley Quinn. The CW’s “Arrow” introduced their own version of the team in the most recent season of the series and the recent animated film, Batman: Assault on Arkham, offered another version of the team.

Directed by David Ayer, Suicide Squad is scheduled for release on August 5, 2016.

Mark Ruffalo Teases Cate Blanchett’s Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

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Mark Ruffalo Teases Cate Blanchett's Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

Mark Ruffalo teases Cate Blanchett’s Hela in Thor: Ragnarok

Last week, Marvel Studios revealed the cast for the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, confirming that Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett would be suiting up as the film’s chief villain, Hela. Speaking with ET, co-star Mark Ruffalo, who reprises his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the movie, spoke about her involvement saying,

“She plays the worst of the worst. So evil. She is going to kill us. It’s such a great part she gets to play.”

He went on to confirm what many have been saying about the sequel’s Hulk and Thor team-up for sometime, calling it a buddy-movie.

“It’s an intergalactic buddy road movie with Banner and Thor.”

Ruffalo and Blanchett are joined in the film by the God of Thunder himself Chris Hemsworth with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall and Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin. Other newcomers to the film include Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as the classic hero Valkyrie, and Karl Urban as Skurge.

Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night, What We Do in the Shadows). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.

Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.

Halloween Heads to Blumhouse with John Carpenter Returning!

by Silas Lesnick

John Carpenter is returning for a new Halloween movie!

John Carpenter will return to the Halloween franchise to executive produce a new big screen feature!

The Blumhouse Productions offices in Los Angeles were host tonight to a special surprise announcement, revealing that a new Halloween movie is in the works! Partnering with Trancas International, Miramax and Blumhouse will co-finance the new feature, which has already attached a key talent that should delight horror movie fans everywhere. John Carpenter, the legendary director behind the original Halloween, will return to the franchise as executive producer! Trancas’ Malek Akkad will also produce alongside Jason Blum.

“38 years after the original Halloween,” says John Carpenter, “I’m going to help to try to make the 10th sequel the scariest of them all.”

Although he’s not yet officially attached to do so, Jason Blum made it clear at the announcement event that the hope is to see John Carpenter also return to score the new Halloween.

“Trancas International is thrilled to be teaming up with Miramax on ‘Halloween,’ one of the most enduring horror franchises in film,” adds Malek Akkad. “We are also very excited to be working with Jason Blum and the whole team at Blumhouse. Together, along with the return of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, we are eager to make a film that will be a milestone in the franchise’s legacy and that will excite the fans, young and old.”

“Malek Akkad’s legacy with the ‘Halloween’ franchise accompanied by Blumhouse’s unprecedented talent in the horror genre lays the foundation of a formidable team to create the next chapter of this iconic fan favorite,” says Zanne Devine, Miramax’s EVP Film & Television. “Having John Carpenter godfather the reboot of the iconic franchise he helped create brings it full circle. We couldn’t be in better company bringing ‘Halloween’ back to the big screen.”

“‘Halloween’ is one of those milestone films that inspired everyone at our company to get into the world of scary movies,” says Jason Blum. “The great Malek Akkad and John Carpenter have a special place in the hearts of all genre fans and we are so excited that Miramax brought us together. We cannot wait to find and collaborate with the right filmmaker to give ‘Halloween’ fans the movie they deserve.”

The Halloween film franchise that was started in part by Carpenter and Moustapha Akkad in 1978 has spawned ten films generating a total of nearly $400 million in worldwide box office. 

Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, will determine its theatrical distribution partner at a future date. David Thwaites will oversee the reboot for Miramax with Carpenter and the companies planning to immediately go out to filmmakers and fast-track the project. Although no release date has officially been locked, it was revealed at the announcement event that a Halloween 2017 release is quite likely.

How do you feel about John Carpenter returning to Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!

Did Someone Say Lasagna? A Garfield Animated Movie is Coming!

by Max Evry

Did Someone Say Lasagna? A Garfield Animated Movie is Coming!

Did someone say lasagna? A Garfield animated movie is coming!

Financing and production company Alcon Entertainment has secured exclusive rights to produce animated theatrical motion pictures based on the iconic comic strip Garfield, it was jointly announced by Alcon co-founders and co-Chief Executive Officers Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Learn more about the Garfield animated movie below!

Alcon acquired the rights from the creator of the Garfield comic series and brand, Jim Davis, who will also serve as an Executive Producer. Alcon’s goal is to build a franchise of fully CG-animated Garfield feature films.

State Kosove and Johnson: “Jim Davis’s creation has been an international sensation for all ages for decades, and we are thrilled to bring an animated ‘Garfield’ feature to the big screen.”

Created by cartoonist Jim Davis, the “Garfield” comic strip debuted in June 1978 and follows the cynical and lazy orange cat and his interactions with his owner, Jon Arbuckle, and fellow pet Odie, the lovable dog.

John Cohen, producer of the worldwide hit films Despicable Me and the recently-released The Angry Birds Movie, and Steven P. Wegner brought the project to Alcon. Cohen and Wegner will produce along with Alcon principals Kosove and Johnson. Bridget McMeel from Amuse will executive produce with Davis.

“I’ve been so impressed with the quality of animation and storytelling coming out of Hollywood of late,” said Jim Davis. “I can’t wait to get into production with the terrific team Alcon has assembled.”

“Garfield” originally appeared in 41 newspapers, but its success and immediate popularity made it one of the fastest growing comic strips of all time, ultimately appearing in 2,580 newspapers and journals, with an estimated readership of 260 million. “Garfield” currently holds the record for being the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world.

Garfield has had many media incarnations, including a number of primetime animated specials, a 7-season cartoon show “Garfield and Friends,” a 5-season CGI animated series “The Garfield Show,” two live-action/CGI feature films voiced by Bill Murray (Garfield: The Movie and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties) as well as three direct-to-video films (Garfield Gets RealGarfield’s Fun Fest, Garfield’s Pet Force).

Netflix June 2016 Movie and TV Titles Announced

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Netflix June 2016 movies and TV titles announced

Netflix June 2016 movies and TV titles announced

The Netflix June 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in June underneath. Which titles are you looking forward to and which are you sad to see leaving the service?

AVAILABLE JUNE 1

7 Chinese Brothers (2015)
72 Cutest Animals: Season 1
72 Dangerous Places: Season 1
A Walk to Remember (2002)
Big Stone Gap (2014)
Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990)
Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Season 1-2
Cold in July (2014)
Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon? (2001)
Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015)
(Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)
El Libro de Piedra (1969)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Extraordinary Tales (2015)
The Fear of 13 (2015)
Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
Gentlemen and Gangsters: Season 1
The Good Witch: Season 1
The Great Alone (2015)
Hadwin’s Judgement (2015)
J. Edgar (2011)
Jaco (2015)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Jurassic Park III (2001)
Lion Heart (2013)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Meadowland (2015)
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Off Camera: Series 1
Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest: Season 2
Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015)
The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015)
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015)
Second Coming (2014)
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) (1997)
Underdogs (2013)
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)
Wildlike (2014)

AVAILABLE JUNE 2

Beauty & the Beast: Season 3
Hibana: Spark – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Pretty Little Liars: Season 6

AVAILABLE JUNE 3

Bo Burnham: Make Happy – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE JUNE 6

Darkweb (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 7

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
Jarhead 3: The Seige (2016)

AVAILABLE JUNE 10

LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE JUNE 11

Me Him Her (2016)
Scandal: Season 5

AVAILABLE JUNE 12

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 14

The League: Season 7

AVAILABLE JUNE 15

After The Spill (2015)
Boom Bust Boom (2016)
The Giver (2014)
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
Naz & Maalik (2015)
Night Owls (2015)
Poverty, Inc. (2014)
Top Spin (2015)
TransFatty Lives (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 16

Being Mary Jane: Season 3
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3
The Unborn (2009)

AVAILABLE JUNE 17

All Hail King Julien: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Orange is the New Black: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE JUNE 18

Cedar Cove: Season 3
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 12

AVAILABLE JUNE 19

Bunk’d: Season 1
I Am Thor (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 20

Life Story: Series 1
The Making of Life Story

AVAILABLE JUNE 21

Best Friends Whenever: Season 1

AVAILABLE JUNE 22

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Spotlight (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 24

Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Justin Time GO! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

AVAILABLE JUNE 27

Cronies (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 29

Life (2015)

AVAILABLE JUNE 30

A Very Secret Service: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Palio (2015)
(T)ERROR (2015)

NETFLIX JUNE 2016 LAST CALL

See below for a selection of titles that will be rotating off the service in June.

LEAVING JUNE 1

A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
About a Boy (2002)
Bounce (2000)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Click (2006)
Darkman (1990)
Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows
Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
Duplex (2003)
Elias: Rescue Team Adventures: Season 1
The Faculty (1998)
Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
Ghost (1990)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Hamlet (2000)
Hercules (1997)
In the Bedroom (2001)
Jersey Girl (2004)
Kinky Boots (2005)
Lassie (2005)
Losing Isaiah (1995)
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Marvin’s Room (1996)
Music of the Heart (1999)
My Boss’s Daughter (2003)
Nine Months (1995)
The Others (2001)
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Private Parts (1997)
Proof (2005)
Schoolhouse Rock!: Earth (2009)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
The Station Agent (2003)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming (2007)
The Super Hero Squad Show: Seasons 1-2 Velvet Goldmine (1998)
View from the Top (2003)
Wayne’s World (1992)
The Yards (2000)

AVAILABLE JUNE 2

Eureka Seven: Seasons 1-2

AVAILABLE JUNE 14

HawthoRNe: Seasons 1-3

AVAILABLE JUNE 15

The Bank Job (2008)

AVAILABLE JUNE 18

A Late Quartet (2012)
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: Season 1
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 1
Mulan (1998)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

AVAILABLE JUNE 21

Mixology: Season 1

AVAILABLE JUNE 24

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

AVAILABLE JUNE 30

Sophie’s Choice (1982)

First Dunkirk Set Photos from Christopher Nolan’s WWII Movie

by Max Evry

First Dunkirk Set Photos From Christopher Nolan's WWII Movie

First Dunkirk set photos from Christopher Nolan’s WWII movie

Filming has begun on the Christopher Nolan-directed World War II movie Dunkirk in the exact spot in France where, 76 years ago this week, 100,000 soldiers were evacuated. We have your first look at Dunkirk set photos in the gallery below, featuring warships circling off the coast to add war-like atmosphere while cast members hold up cutouts of soldiers to create the illusion of more people in battle. 

Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Dunkirk, which Nolan will direct from his own original screenplay, has cast a crop of newcomers who include Fionn Whitehead (ITV’s “Him”), Jack Lowden (’71), Aneurin Barnard (Citadel), and One Direction singer/songwriter Harry Styles. Recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), Kenneth Branagh (Valkyrie), Cillian Murphy (Inception), James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) and Tom Hardy (The Revenant) will be the more experienced members of what is said will be a largely young/unknown ensemble cast.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The large scale film will be shot on a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film photography for maximum image quality and high impact immersion. Shooting will utilize many of the real locations of true-life events, which form the background for the story. Nolan will also produce the film with his longtime producing partner Emma Thomas.

Warner Bros. Pictures is distributing Dunkirk worldwide and has slated the film for a July 21, 2017 release. The film will be released theatrically on IMAX, 70mm, 35mm and all other screens.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 Preview and Inside Look at Episode 5

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Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 Preview and Inside Look at Episode 5

Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 preview and inside look at Episode 5

HBO has released the first preview for Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 6 which you can watch in the player below! Underneath, you’ll also find an inside look at the fifth episode, which aired on Sunday. What did you think of Episode 6.05? Let us know in the comments below!

Episode #56 (season 6, episode 6) is titled “Blood of My Blood” and is described as follows:

“An old foe comes back into the picture. Gilly (Hannah Murray) meets Sam’s (John Bradley) family. Arya (Maisie Williams) faces a difficult choice. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faces off against the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce).”

Written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Jack Bender, the episode is set to air May 29.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Former “Deadwood” star Ian McShane is also set to guest star in Game of Thrones season six.

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield are the executive producers. The co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

If you missed an episode of Game of Thrones, or just need a refresher on what happened, you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here.

X-Men: Apocalypse Launches with $103.3 Million Internationally

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X-Men: Apocalypse Launches with $103.3 Million Internationally

X-Men: Apocalypse launches with $103.3 million internationally

While The Angry Birds Movie ruled the roost at the domestic box office this weekend, the international box office was dominated by X-Men: Apocalypse. The 20th Century Fox release earned $103.3 million from 20,596 screens in 75 markets. X-Men: Apocalypse is #1 in 71 of the markets and enjoyed the biggest Fox opening weekend ever in six markets, including Philippines ($4.9 million), India ($3.5 million), Indonesia ($3.1 million), Singapore ($3 million), Thailand ($2.7 million), and Colombia ($1.9 million). The UK led the way with $10.5 million and was followed by Mexico with $8.6 million, Brazil with $6.6 million, Russia with $6.5 million and France with $5.9 million.

X-Men: Apocalypse opens in North American theaters this Thursday evening, in Korea on May 25, in China on June 3 and in Japan on August 11. You can view a few new promos for the film in the players below.

RELATED: X-Men: Apocalypse Review

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

X-Men: Apocalypse stars James McAvoy as Charles Xaver, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.

Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the film was directed by Bryan Singer.

The Angry Birds Movie Flocks to First Place

by CS

The Angry Birds Movie Flocks to First Place Worldwide

The Angry Birds Movie flocks to first place worldwide

Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animation‘s The Angry Birds Movie opened to a strong $94 million at the worldwide box office this weekend. Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the 3D-animated film earned an estimated $39 million in its opening weekend in 3,932 North American theaters, for an average of $9,919 per theater. The film started its international rollout on May 11 and its worldwide total is now $150 million.

Featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage, The Angry Birds Movie was directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis from a script by Jon Vitti. The adaptation of the popular games cost about $73 million and was fully financed by Rovio. The Angry Birds Movie received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.

Despite dropping to second place, Marvel StudiosCaptain America: Civil War added another $33.1 million domestically and $30.7 million internationally for a global weekend of $63.8 million. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster has now earned $347.4 million in North America and $706.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.053 billion. On Friday, Captain America: Civil War became the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe film to surpass the $1 billion threshold, joining The Avengers ($1.518 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), and Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion). The film is Disney’s 10th billion-dollar release out of the 25 films that have reached this milestone in the history of the industry. Made for $250 million, Captain America: Civil War has now passed The Dark Knight, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to become the 19th highest-grossing movie of all-time to date worldwide.

Universal Pictures sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuted in third place with an estimated $21.8 million from 3,384 theaters, for an average of $6,439 per theater. Internationally, the comedy added $6 million this weekend for an overseas total of $30 million and global sum of $51.8 million so far. Receiving a B CinemaScore, Neighbors 2 opened with less than half of the original, with Neighbors taking in over $49 million domestically its first weekend in 2014. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, the R-rated film stars Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dave Franco, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kiersey Clemons, Beanie Feldstein, Selena Gomez, and Lisa Kudrow.

As far as the newcomers, The Nice Guys finished last, with the Shane Black-directed film earning $11.3 million in the fourth spot. Starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the Warner Bros. release opened in 2,865 theaters and averaged $3,934 per theater. The film received a CinemaScore of B- from audiences.

Rounding out the top five was Disney’s The Jungle Book, which added $11 million its sixth weekend to bring its domestic total to $327.5 million. Internationally, the Jon Favreau-directed hit earned $7.4 million to take its overseas total to $530.2 million and worldwide total to $857.7 million. Staying with Disney, the studio’s Zootopia has now earned $981.8 million globally, meaning it has overtaken Despicable Me 2 ($970.8 million) to become the fourth highest-grossing animated release of all-time.

Also, in sixth place domestically, TriStar Pictures’ Money Monster earned $7.1 million its second weekend for a total of $27.1 million after two weeks. Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell, the thriller was made for $27 million.

Star Trek Fan Event: Details on What Was Revealed!

by Silas Lesnick

Check out our report from the Star Trek fan day.

Friday night’s Star Trek Fan Day revealed new Star Trek Beyond footage, premiere details and more!

Star Trek Beyond hits the big screen in two months and almost everything about it has been kept under wraps. So far, there has just been a single teaser and a few stills to tide over hungry Star Trek fans. That all changed tonight, however, with a special 50th Anniversary Star Trek Fan Event held on the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles, California. ComingSoon.net was honored to be in attendance at a multi-tiered celebration that both teased the new film and celebrated the franchise as a whole. If you follow us on Facebook, you might have been following our live feed from the event. If not, check out the Star Trek Fan Event live feed video replays at the bottom of this page. Read on for a summary of the evening, including details on the film’s premiere and descriptions of some new Star Trek Beyond footage screened exclusively for Star Trek fans in attendance.

RELATED: How Simon Pegg Enlisted the Help of Star Trek Fans to Help Shape Star Trek Beyond

A crowd of Star Trek fans (among whom we spotted legendary Trekkie heroes like Bjo Trimble and Larry Nemecek) were lead through a special Star Trek set constructed on Stage 31. That’s the exact space where, nearly five decades ago, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and the rest of the crew stood, filming three seasons of the original Star Trek. From there, two well known Star Trek fans — namely MythbustersAdam Savage and Access Hollywood‘s Scott Mantz — chatted with Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, producer J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban. The night also included video messages from actors that couldn’t be in attendance, such as Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana, as well as many a celebrity Star Trek fan, including Stephen Colbert. On that original stage, every Star Trek fan in attendance was treated to Q&A sessions, trivia games and a special tribute to Leonard Nimoy while behind-the-scenes images from Star Trek Beyond‘s production played on various monitors, revealing a few of the all-new alien designs that we’re going to see appear in the new film. One of the ways Star Trek Beyond plans to further the property’s notion of exploring “strange new worlds” is with the inclusion of 50 completely new alien species which appear to come in all shapes and sizes.

The Star Trek Beyond Fan Event revealed a whole lot.

Two major announcements were made at the beginning of the night, including that all litigation against the Star Trek fan film Axanar has been resolved. Apparently, director Justin Lin was the one who stressed to Paramount the importance of cooperation with the Star Trek fan community. The second was that Lin’s Star Trek Beyond will have its premiere at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July at special outdoor IMAX screening, complete with a live musical performance by the San Diego Symphony orchestra.

The Star Trek Fan Event continued as guests were then lead from Stage 31 to a special outdoor ceremony wherein Paramount Pictures officially renamed the road outside the legendary stage to “Leonard Nimoy Way.”

Not only was each and every Star Trek fan in attendance invited to attend the Star Trek Beyond premiere, but they were presented with a special new Beyond poster that pays homage to Bob Peak‘s iconic Star Trek: The Motion Picture design. Check it out in the gallery viewer below!

Star Trek fans joined Star Trek Beyond cast and crew for a tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

The crowd was then taken to the adjacent Stage 32. There, in a room surrounded by a black curtain, the Star Trek fan crowd watched the new Beyond trailer and, as a special surprise, were treated to a few additional scenes from the July 22 release!

We open with Chris Pine’s Captain James T. Kirk recording a Captain’s Log (Stardate 2263.45, for those keeping track). As we cut to different locations around the Enterprise, Kirk’s log is heard, explaining how the crew has made it three years into the Enterprise’s five-year mission and that being in space so long has created some interesting challenges. We see three male crew members eyeing a female officer, another couple making out and second couple having a fight. The Federation, at this point, has now expanded to more than 200 different worlds and changes have taken place in the lives of the crew. On the bridge, we see Jon Cho‘s Hikaru Sulu has a photograph of his baby daughter placed in the upper left corner of the helm. (A great nod to the original timeline’s future Enterprise B helmsman, Damora Sulu). Meanwhile, Kirk stares into a closet full of nothing but the same gold command tunic.

We’re next with Kirk and Karl Urban’s Dr. Leonard McCoy. It’s Kirk’s birthday and he’s sitting in his quarters with a bottle of Saurian Brandy. Bones, however, has a stolen a bottle of Glenlivet that he says he stole from Chekov’s locker.

“You’d think he would drink–,” Kirk begins.

“Vodka?” Bones nods. “Right?”

Kirk and McCoy begin to talk. McCoy knows that Kirk hates celebrating his birthday on the day because it’s the day that Kirk lost his dad (as we saw back in the opening scene of J.J. Abrams’ first Star Trek). Kirk is now one year older than his father ever was. He’s beginning to wonder if he really joined Starfleet because it’s who he is or if it’s because he wants to live up to the legacy of his dad. Together, the friends clink their Scotch against a third glass in memory of George Kirk.

Check out our coverage from today's Star Trek Fan Event.

From there, it was more footage of the attack that looks like it’s going to decimate the NCC-1701. There are thousands of tiny alien ships that, like projectile piranha, rip the Enterprise to pieces. We see the nacelles destroyed completely and the saucer completely severed from the rest of the ship. Kirk gives the order to evacuate the ship and the crew eject in individual pods to the planet below. Kirk winds up with Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and a female crewmember of an undetermined species (She looks somewhere between an Alien Nation Newcomer and Galaxy Quest‘s Dr. Lazarus).

From there, the footage jumped to a lot of quick shots of action on the planet, ending with a final moment between Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Commander Spock in a turbolift (seemingly pre-disaster).

“I think we make a good team,” Kirk tells his first officer.

In a perfectly Vulcan way, Spock betrays no emotion whatsoever and yet, in a perfectly Spock way, we can still tell that he’s pretty happy about the Captain’s comment.

“I believe we do,” he says. 

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions film, Star Trek Beyond is set to feature the return of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin and John Cho along with new roles for Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim. J.J. Abrams, who directed the last two films, is producing the third film in the rebooted franchise. Lin is directing from a script by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung.

Check out our Facebook Live videos from the Star Trek Fan Event in the players below:


Carrie-Anne Moss Will Reprise Her Jessica Jones Role on Iron Fist

by Silas Lesnick

Carrie-Anne Moss Will Reprise Her Jessica Jones Role on Iron Fist.

Carrie-Anne Moss is set to reprise her Jessica Jones role on the upcoming Marvel’s Iron Fist series

Marvel and Netflix have announced today that a familiar MCU face is joining the cast of their upcoming Iron Fist series. Carrie-Anne Moss, who debuted as lawyer Jeri Hogarth on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, will reprise her role on the new show. You can check out a teaser image released by the show’s official twitter account at the bottom of this page. 

“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga,” says Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”

“Danny Rand lives in the highest stratosphere of New York’s business society and he’s going to need a ruthless lawyer to help him navigate this alien world,” adds Executive Producer and Showrunner, Scott Buck. “I’m very happy to have the opportunity to bring Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth into ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist.'”

Marvel’s Iron Fist, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe series coming soon only to Netflix, follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The Marvel’s Iron Fist cast also includes Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum.

Marvel’s Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Are you glad to see the return of Carrie-Anne Moss’ Jeri Hogarth? What role do you think she’ll play in the storyline? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Ewan McGregor Joins Fargo Season 3 in Two Roles!

by Spencer Perry

Ewan McGregor Joins Fargo Season 3 in Two Roles!

Ewan McGregor joins Fargo season 3 in two roles

EW brings word that Ewan McGregor has been cast in the upcoming third season of FX’s Fargo in not one, but two roles! The actor will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy who are officially described as:

“Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand is more of a cautionary tale. Balding, pot-bellied, Ray is the kind of guy who peaked in high school. Now a parole officer, Ray has a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt, and he blames his brother, Emmit, for his misfortunes.”

Series executive producer Noah Hawley has previously revealed that the season will take place four years after the first season, in the year 2010. In addition, another character from the first season was teased to be returning, but who it is remains to be seen. 

“As far as I know, there is one [character returning],” FX president John Landgraf previously said at TCA. “That doesn’t mean [Hawley] might not change his mind and there might not be more.”

Fargo season 3 will shoot later this year for a 2017 premiere on FX. What do you think of Ewan McGregor’s casting in the series? Sound off below!

(Photo credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)

Fruit Ninja Movie is Slicing Its Way to the Big Screen

by Max Evry

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Fruit Ninja movie is slicing its way to the big screen

Move over, Angry Birds! A new mobile app is making its way to the big screen as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Australia’s Halfbrick Studios is looking to adapt their hugely popular Fruit Ninja game as a live-action family comedy. Learn more about the planned Fruit Ninja movie below!

Tripp Vinson (San Andreas, Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters) will produce the feature film through his Vinson Films production banner, with screenwriters JP Lavin and Chad Damiani (the in-development How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack) attempting to turn the rather simple interface of slicing fruit and avoiding bombs into a viable dramatic story with elements like characters, backstory, a through line and human emotion. Sam White and Tara Farney will executive produce.

With over 1 billion downloads and counting, Fruit Ninja is currently the second top-selling iOS game of all time.

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