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HBO in October: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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HBO’s superhero series “Watchmen” is finally making its premiere on Oct. 20, joining a slew of other television shows and movies being added to the service just in time for Halloween.

The Home Box Office is also debuting “Catherine the Great” starring Helen Mirren on Oct. 21, and the sixth and final season of “Silicon Valley” on Oct. 27.

A handful of shows will have their season finales this month — on Oct. 13, Season 2 of “Succession” and Season 1 of “The Righteous Gemstones” have their season finales. Season 1 of “Our Boys” ends Oct. 7, and the third and final season of “The Deuce” comes to an end Oct. 28.

Also Read: News & Documentary Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List

Leaving HBO throughout the month are films like “A Time to Kill,” “Bruno,” “The Danish Girl,” and “Waking Ned Devine.”

Here’s the full list of everything new to and leaving HBO in October:

Oct. 1

Kin, 2018

Diego Maradona

Abuela’s Luck,
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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

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Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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The L-Shaped Room

The L-Shaped Room

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Twilight Time

1962 / 1:85 / 126 Min. / Street Date December 19, 2017

Starring Leslie Caron, Tom Bell, Brock Peters

Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe

Written by Bryan Forbes

Music by Brahms, John Barry

Edited by Anthony Harvey

Produced by Richard Attenborough

Directed by Bryan Forbes

The winter of 1962 found British films at their most grandiose and self-effacing. Opening at the Odeon was Lawrence of Arabia, using every inch of that cavernous theater’s wide screen. Five minutes up the road Dr. No had just premiered in the smaller but no less lofty London Pavilion.

On the other side of the tracks art houses were bringing starry-eyed Brits back to earth with austere fare like John Schlesinger’s A Kind of Loving and Tony Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

Those sober-minded dramas, shot in low key black and white with ramshackle flats and grey skies as their backdrops,
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20 Most Iconic Toys in Film

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Toys can often play an important role in a film, sometimes becoming the star. This is our list of the 20 most famous toys in film.

Toys and movies have a unique and long-running relationship. In the beginning, toys were just props in movies. Somewhere along the line, someone figured out that toys could be used to help sell movies, and vice versa. Merchandising began, and children everywhere could find either the toys featured in their favorite movies or toy versions of things from their favorite movies on the shelves of their local toy stores. Some toys also graduated from being props to being characters. First animation, then stop-motion, puppetry, and later CGI helped to bring them alive on screen. More recently, movie studios have begun making movies based on toys.

Throughout all of this, one thing has remained consistent: the important role that toys have played in film. However, there
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One Thing I Love Today: Spielberg's 'Bfg' trailer promises some old-school magic

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One Thing I Love Today: Spielberg's 'Bfg' trailer promises some old-school magic
One Thing I Love Today is a daily column dedicated to putting a spotlight on some pop culture item worth your attention. After all, there's enough snark out there. Why not start every day with one quick shotgun blast of positivity? Roald Dahl’s work has made for some interesting big-screen adaptations over the years. By far the most beloved version of his work is the Gene Wilder iteration of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, due largely to the sheer charismatic supernova that is Gene Wilder in that film. I’ve had a real soft spot for The Witches since its early ‘90s release, and I think that Nic Roeg film gets the tone of Dahl’s work right in a big way. It is safe to say that I am crossing my fingers and hoping for the very best with Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, and my optimism
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Ranked: Every Ya Movie Franchise Since 'Harry Potter'

“Harry Potter” changed the movie industry. That may be obvious, but fourteen years since the first movie landed, it’s become much more clear. Before the first J.K. Rowling adaptation arrived in 2001, the idea of the Ya movie (that’s "young adult," meaning a movie based on literature aimed at teens or pre-teens, broadly speaking) wasn’t really a thing. Classic children's literature had been brought to the screen previously —“The Princess Bride” or “The Indian In The Cupboard,” to name but two— but such adaptations didn’t really become phenomenons and didn’t spawn sequels. But the enormous success of the Hogwarts adventures cinema (just as they did the publishing industry), and every development executive started chasing the next youthful-skewing, four-quadrant book series that they hoped could become a monster hit and lead to further monster hits. More mega-hits did arrive eventually, but in unlikely forms: a teen vampire
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News Round-Up: Key & Peele go animated, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ gets a plot, ‘Dragon Tattoo’ finds new star

Henry Selick to team with Key & Peele for new animated stop-motion film

It has been awhile since director Henry Selick made Coraline, one of the better animated films in years, and he has been looking to move on to a new project. While Disney and Laika have both passed on The Shadow King by Selick, it looks like a famous duo will help the director get his next project made.

According to Variety, Key & Peele are set to help create a new animated feature with Selick that will be called Wendell and Wild. The site adds that the project is in the early stages with the duo and Selick ironing out creative details while looking for a distributor at the moment.

Selick spoke about the project, telling Variety that:

“‘Wendell and Wild’ is a comedy about two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly,
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'E.T.' Writer Melissa Mathison Dies at 65, Read Steven Spielberg's Sweet Tribute

Steven Spielberg directed the 1982 classic "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," but he couldn't have brought the iconic character to life without screenwriter Melissa Mathison. Mathison died Wednesday, November 4 after an illness, her brother Dirk Mathison confirmed to Variety. She was 65.

In addition to her Oscar-nominated screenplay for "E.T." -- for which she also received an associate producer credit -- Mathison wrote scripts for "The Black Stallion," "The Escape Artist," "The Indian In The Cupboard," Martin Scorsese's "Kundun," and the upcoming Spielberg movie "The Bfg," which is in post-production.

Mathison was also married to actor Harrison Ford for more than 20 years, from 1983-2004, and they have two children together, Malcolm and Georgia.

Spielberg and "Kundun" producer Barbara De Fina both shared statements after Mathison's death.

"She was a lovely woman, and it's a great loss," De Fina told Deadline. "She was a wonderful writer. The project was about the Dalai Lama but
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E.T. writer Melissa Mathison dies aged 65

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter of Steven Spielberg’s classic 1982 movie E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Mathison was just 65, and passed away following a long illness.

Mathison was nominated for an Academy Award for her work on E.T. and is also responsible for scripts for Kundun, The Indian In The Cupboard, and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Bfg.

Mathison was also married to Harrison Ford, though they divorced in 2004. The writer passed away from neuroendocrine cancer on November 4th, and is survived by her two children.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends at this time.

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Melissa Mathison, E.T. screenwriter, dies aged 65

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Melissa Mathison, screenwriter of E.T., Kundun and next year's The Bfg, has died.

Some sad news.

Melissa Mathison, the screenwriter who penned E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, has died. She was just 65 years old. Her death comes following a long illness, and she is survived by her two children.

Mathison, throughout her career, was careful about picking and choosing her projects, and thus has a surprisingly small number of screenplays to her name. She penned, for instance, The Indian In The Cupboard's script, a section of Twilight Zone: The Movie, and Martin Scorsese' Kundun. She also worked on the English language translation of Studio Ghibli's Ponyo.

She'd also completed work on her first screenplay in nearly 20 years for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg. That arrives in cinemas next July.

Rest in peace, Melissa Mathison. Our thoughts are with her family and friends.
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'E.T.' Writer Melissa Mathison Passes Away at Age 65

'E.T.' Writer Melissa Mathison Passes Away at Age 65
Sad news for genre fans of all ages. Melissa Mathison has passed away today at the age of 65. She is perhaps best known as the screenwriter behind director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster smash hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which arrived in theaters in the summer of 1982. She succumbed to a long illness reports Deadline.

Melissa Mathison was a graduate of Uc Berkeley, and a native of Los Angeles, born in the city in 1950. She was 29 years old when she first broke big in Hollywood, providing the hit film The Black Stallion with its screenplay way back in 1979. From there, she would write E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which opened the same year as her film The Escape Artist, which starred Raul Julia, Desi Arnaz and Teri Garr.

After E.T. proved to be such a big hit, she would go onto collaborate on the anthology movie Twilight Zone: The Movie, which debuted in 1983. She
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E.T. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison Dies at 65

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Melissa Mathison, the woman who coined the phrase, "E.T. phone home" ... has died. She was 65 years old. Mathison wrote the screenplay for the 1982 classic and was married to Harrison Ford for more than 20 years. Her brother confirmed she died Wednesday in L.A. after an illness, according to reports. She and Ford had two children together ... Malcolm and Georgia.  Melissa also wrote screenplays for blockbusters like "The Black Stallion," "The Indian In The Cupboard,
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Off The Shelf – Episode 64 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of September 22nd, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up December Criterion Announcements Thunderbean Update News Warner Archive: Twice Upon A Time on September 29th Arrow USA: What Have You Done To Solange? Masters Of Cinema: Day Of The Outlaw, December 7th Sony: Better Call Saul / You Can’t Take It With You Kino Lorber Studio Classics: The Black Sleep / Donovan’s Brain Vinegar Syndrome Dilemma Oscilloscope’s new web store New Releases The American Dreamer Arrow: Season 3 Beginning Or The End Black Caesar Breaker Morant Busting Destructors Deuces Wild Dirty Work Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven 3D Dog Day Afternoon 40th Anniversary Fatal Instinct Flash: Season 1 For Us the
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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with
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Recap: 'Doctor Who' - 'Flatline' turns the audience into a surrogate Time Lord

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When we last left the Doctor and Clara, the former had shown his willingness to sacrifice the one to save the majority while the latter had proved the Doctor isn’t the only one who lies. Determined to keep up her double life, Clara’s playing a dangerous game with both Twelve and Danny. But who was behind the computerized voice of Gus? Or does it even matter? Will “Flatline” continue the trend of the Monster-Of-The-Week (Motw) or will the threads of this season start to coalesce? Time to find out! ************ Either we’re in the 1970s or this balding hipster hasn’t updated his decor since then. He’s whispering into a corded wall phone — truly an archaic device — to the police. He knows who did “it” and they’re everywhere. Whoever “they” are prove the hipster’s paranoid delusions are true by instantly murdering him. Godspeed, sir. You make delightfully eccentric wallpaper.
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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

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We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best.
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‘E.T.’ Creative Team Reunites as Steven Spielberg Signs On to Direct Roald Dahl’s ‘The Bfg’

I’m not too familiar with Roald Dahl‘s book “The Bfg.” When everyone else seemed to be reading it in middle school, I always had this idea, based on the cover illustration depicting a very large man holding a tiny girl, that the initials stood for “Big Fucking Guy.” Really, though, it’s all about a “Big Friendly Giant” — the only friendly one, in fact – who kidnaps then befriends that tiny girl, who isn’t really tiny but just normal sized. There are some other giants in the story, too, and the new pals aim to stop them from eating people. The Queen of England becomes involved. Honestly, I’m just going by the Wikipedia page and book cover synopsis, so I’ll stop there before I mess anything up or spoil the ending. The important thing is that they’re making another movie of the book, this one live-action. And
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The Collision: Episode 76 – The Lego Movie

This week on The Collision, we're joined by contributing writer Hunter Daniels, and talk about the utterly delightful The Lego Movie.  We discuss why the film works so well, why other toy properties have fallen short, toy properties that might have some success, how restrictions can spur creativity, and more.  As always, we finish with our recommendations. Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode ("Philip Seymour Hoffman"), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood. Adam's Recommendation: Clone High Hunter's Recommendation: Josie and the Pussycats Matt's Recommendation: The Indian in the Cupboard (more so the book for kids than the movie):
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From 'Mad Men' To Jane Austen

From 'Mad Men' To Jane Austen
New York — To find their Mr. Darcy, the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota has turned to a Mad Man.

Vincent Kartheiser, who plays the malcontent Pete Campbell on AMC's "Mad Men," will star this summer in a new Guthrie production of "Pride and Prejudice" as the brooding hero of Jane Austen's most famous novel.

"It's interesting playing a character that people have such strong feelings about before I've even begun playing him," he said Friday by phone from Los Angeles. "I don't have a lot of experience playing famous characters and it's an interesting expectation that lays on my head."

Kartheiser is a native of Minneapolis and first appeared at the Guthrie in 1986 at age 7 as Tiny Tim in "A Christmas Carol." He returned to play small roles in the company's 1990 productions of "Henry V" and "Henry IV."

"I think my biggest scene I was being carried around dead," he joked.
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Guess Who?

Guess Who?
Long before they were co-workers at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, "Mad Men" stars Jay R. Ferguson (Stan Rizzo) and Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) were teen heartthrobs in the '90s.

As Pajiba recently pointed out, native Texan Ferguson was plucked out of obscurity to play the role of Ponyboy Curtis in the TV adaptation of the feature film "The Outsiders" in 1989. He moved out to Los Angeles at the age of 14 for the part and has been working pretty steadily since.

Here he is in 1990:

And another picture of young Ferguson with David Arquette, who played Two-Bit in "The Outsiders," at the Earthwalk Benefit in 1990:

Ferguson was quite the teen magazine regular:

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(Via Ztams)

After "The Outisders" was cancelled 13 episodes in, Ferguson was cast in the Burt Reynolds-fronted sitcom "Evening Shade." He starred on the CBS comedy as Reynolds' character's eldest son throughout the show's four-season run.
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