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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Movies’

Here’s What’s About To Hit Netflix

As you know, content comes and goes on Netflix. Each week, we’re bringing you a list of titles that you’ll be able to stream in the U.S. in the coming days. As always, dates are subject to change. As reported earlier, Netflix has added some Scripps Networks content, which includes shows from Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel. These include …

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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Apparently Not Your Next Steve Jobs

If you’ve been following the rumors and reports surrounding the upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography, you probably have a headache. The last report had Danny Boyle signed on to direct, with Leonardo DiCaprio pegged for the title role. Apparently, Boyle wanted DiCaprio. We all want DiCaprio, right? Well, it’s not going to happen. According …

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Lands Violent New Role

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been handed a new role, and it should be quite interesting. She will be portraying real-life drug lord Griselda Blanco in the upcoming true crime biopic, The Godmother. Catherine Zeta-Jones was fantastic as a drug lord’s ruthless wife in Traffic back in 2000. But this time, she gets to play the first and only woman to ever …

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Angry Birds Movie Cast Revealed As Rovio Announces Layoffs

Apparently, there’s still enough love for Angry Birds for Rovio and Sony to spend a pretty penny on talent for the upcoming Angry Birds animated feature film. The cast has been revealed, as it boasts names like Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Key & Peele, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, and more. From Rovio: Jason Sudeikis will lead the cast as Red, …

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Adam Sandler/Netflix Deal Shows Reliance on Big Data

Netflix is just getting started with this whole original movies thing. Sure, the once-DVD delivery company and future king of streaming has produced successful TV series like House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. It’s also produced award-winning documentaries. But I’m sure Netflix would be the first to admit – fictional movies are an entirely different beast. Earlier …

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Netflix Signs Adam Sandler To Four-Picture Deal (Go On With The Chlorophyll)

Netflix announced that it has signed a deal with Adam Sandler, which will see him produce and star in four exclusive feature films for the company. Netflix is getting down to business in the movie industry now. Earlier this week, the company announced a deal with The Weinstein Company for its first original feature film, a sequel to Crouching Tiger, …

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Twilight Is Back, and Coming to a … Facebook Near You

Twilight isn’t dead, y’all. Like its sparkly subject matter, the series lives eternal – and will be coming to a Facebook news feed near you. Lionsgate has partnered with Facebook, the non-profit Women In Film, and crowdsourcing platform Tongal to produce a handful of original shorts “based on a broad spectrum of characters from the Twilight universe, with guidance provided …

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Twitter Adds New Certified Partners

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it has added two new parters to the Twitter Certified Program, which helps businesses find products to make them more successful on Twitter. These are the first two certified partners to offer solutions for the media and entertainment vertical. They are Fizziology and Networked Insights. “Fizziology helps studios, networks, production companies, brands and talent measure …

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Tetris, the Movie, Is a Thing That’s Happening

Film adaptations of video games have a varying track record of success – both in terms of gross revenue and in terms of quality. But the good thing about most video game movies is that there’s already a built-in audience. That’s especially true for Tetris, the classic puzzle game which, according to the Wall Street Journal, is coming to a …

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Netflix To Release First Original Feature Film, And It’s A Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel

Netflix and The Weinstein Company have taken their relationship to the next level, signing a deal to release the first Netflix original feature film. First Netflix original film will premiere on IMAX and #Netflix on the same day. #CTHD via @NYTimes http://t.co/dz4acgde73 — Netflix US (@netflix) September 30, 2014 The film will be a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 Oscar-winning …

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Juliette Lewis Has Controversial New Role

Juliette Lewis is making a comeback with a new movie! Kelly & Cal is about a 30-something woman who is an ex-rocker and is now trapped in the drudgery of suburbia with a strained marriage and a new baby. She slowly forms a friendship, then an extra-marital relationship, with Cal, who is wheelchair-bound This role is a far cry from …

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FAA Approves Drone Use for Movie, TV Production Companies

As expected, the FAA has officially granted six aerial photo and video production companies exemptions to fly drones for the purposes of movie and TV filming. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, who announced the decision, said that it was “a significant milestone in broadening commercial UAS use while ensuring we maintain our world-class safety record in all forms of flight. …

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