Hugh Grant and Money Saving Expert's Martin Lewis have taken swipes at poor-quality cinema experiences this week. So what exactly is going wrong at the multiplex?
Director Alexander Payne's planned new movie for Netflix has been axed just days before it was set to go into production.
The Panama City law firm Mossack Fonseca that’s named in Steven Soderbergh’s and Netflix’s movie “The Laundromat” has filed a lawsuit attempting to block the film from its upcoming release on Friday.In the lawsuit filed Monday in United States District Court in Connecticut, Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, who are played by Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas in the film, claim that “The Laundromat” defames both lawyers and their law firm and that the film could interfere should federal prosecutors charge them with money laundering in a criminal case.Mossack Fonseca is filing a temporary restraining order and application for preliminary injunction, and Netflix has already on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss the case. A representative for Netflix told TheWrap the case was “frivolous” and had no merit, “The Laundromat” is not a documentary, and that the plan is still to release the film on Friday.Also Read: Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas Steal a Lot of Money and Have a Lot of Fun in 'The Laundromat' Trailer (Video)The satirical film from Soderbergh stars Meryl Streep in a story about the lawyers involved in the leak of the 11.5 million legal documents known as the Panama papers from 2016 and finds Streep’s character investigating the death of her husband. The lawsuit mentions that the film’s trailer says the movie is “based on some real s—” and sees Streep’s character associating the plaintiffs with money laundering, bribery and corruption.“The viewer quickly learns that Mossack and Fonseca are villains profiting from the death of 20 people killed in the small town boat tour, as the lawyer chimes in stating ‘they’re getting away with murder,'” the lawsuit says regarding the film’s trailer. “The clear implication is that all of these people are associated with criminal activity, and they have been ‘outed’ in the ‘hack and release’ of the firm’s client information.”The lawsuit also accuses Netflix of trademark infringement by using the logo of Mossack Fonseca without the firm’s permission, and that doing so disparages the firm. The lawsuit counts eight times in which its logo appears in the trailer and that using it was done intentionally to attract moviegoers.Also Read: 'The Laundromat' Film Review: Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers Tale Is a Messy ExposéNetflix is expected to raise First Amendment claims that would defend the use of the logos as artistically relevant and not misleading.“The Laundromat” first premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has played in limited release in theaters since Sept. 27 but will debut on Netflix on Oct. 18.Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.Read original story Law Firm Depicted in ‘The Laundromat’ Files Restraining Order to Stop Release of Netflix Film At TheWrap
The clean-cut filmmaker baffled critics of his work with his Netflix comments.
The reviews are now in and it appears that show creator Vince Gilligan has nailed it, though 'El Camino' may appeal most to devoted fans.
Aaron Paul returns as Jesse Pinkman in the “Breaking Bad” follow-up film, “El Camino,” which debuts on Netflix this Friday.The film, which was written and directed by “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, takes place after the events of the AMC series, which aired its final episode in 2013. The synopsis of the film reads: “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”Not much is known about the film other than along with Paul, Charles Baker and Matt Jones will return as Skinny Pete and Badger, respectively. Before the film lands on Netflix — and theaters — this weekend, we figured you needed a quick refresher on where we left Pinkman at the end of “Breaking Bad.”Also Read: 'El Camino' Trailer: Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman Is 'Ready' in First Full Look at 'Breaking Bad' Movie (Video)Pinkman spends the last couple of episodes of “Breaking Bad” in captivity by Todd Alquist’s (Jesse Plemons) uncle Jack and his gang of white supremacists, and is forced to cook meth for them.Earlier in the final season, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) officially retired from the business, having amassed enough money to last several lifetimes, though his cancer (which had been in remission since the end of Season 2) returned. Pinkman, who at this point had been looking for a way out of the drug business, ends up turning on his former partner after he discovers that he was behind the ricin poisoning of his girlfriend Andrea’s son, Brock.Pinkman than works with DEA agent — and White’s brother-in-law — Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and his partner Steve Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada) to bring White to justice. Hank knows White is the drug kingpin called “Heisenberg” at this point, but needs to get him to admit to it on tape. They set up an elaborate trap to lure White out to the desert, where he’s buried his fortune. It nearly works, but once White realized it was a trap, he called Alquist to get Jack to get him out of trouble, which leads to a shootout that results in Gomez and Schrader’s deaths.Pinkman is captured by Jack’s gang during the ensuing chaos and spends many months forced to cook meth against his will. At one point, Pinkman nearly breaks out of captivity, but he is caught. Pinkman is forced to witness the gang murder Andrea, with Jack threatening to kill Brock if Pinkman attempts to escape again.In the series finale, White — who at this point has been outed as “Heisenberg” and on the run, and estranged from his family — returns to New Mexico to set things right. He ends up Jack’s compound and has Pinkman, in shackles, brought before him. He tackles Pinkman to the ground, right as a machine goes off from his car (which was planned) and kills all of Jack’s gang members. Pinkman than strangles Alquist to death, while Walt kills Jack.Also Read: 'Breaking Bad' Movie 'El Camino' to Get Limited Theatrical Release From NetflixWhite then hands Pinkman a gun and asks him to kill him, which he refuses. He leaves the compound but nods gratefully to White for freeing him. It is then revealed that White was mortally wounded in the shooting, and dies.Jesse was last seen driving off in a state of relief and tears in Todd’s El Camino, and thus, the reason for the upcoming film’s name.Read original story ‘El Camino': Here’s Where We Left Jesse Pinkman at the End of ‘Breaking Bad’ At TheWrap
Aaron Paul has said that he struggled to land movie roles after starring as Jessie Pinkman, his breakthrough role in the hit show Breaking Bad.
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Two great pieces of news from the Upside Down: “Stranger Things” has been renewed for a fourth season at Netflix and the streaming service has signed the sci-fi series’ creators and showrunners, Matt and Ross Duffer a.k.a. The Duffer Brothers, to a multi-year film and series overall deal.And to accompany this announcement, Netflix dropped an announcement video that hints “Stranger Things 4” won’t take place in the fictional Hawkins, Indiana, following the “Stranger Things 3” finale’s major post-credits scene cliffhanger. Watch the clip above to see what we’re talking about here.The financial terms of the Duffers’ overall deal with Netflix were not disclosed.Also Read: 'Stranger Things' Star Noah Schnapp Explains Season 3's Ambiguity About Will“Stranger Things,” which launched its third season July 4, stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Winona Ryder, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Maya Hawke and Priah Ferguson.The series was created by The Duffer Brothers and is produced by Monkey Massacre Productions and 21 Laps Entertainment. The Duffers executive produce the series alongside Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen of 21 Laps Entertainment and Iain Paterson.“The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with ‘Stranger Things’ and we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love,” Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement Monday. “We can’t wait to see what The Duffer Brothers have in store when they step outside the world of The Upside Down.”Also Read: Finn Wolfhard on 'Stranger Things 3' Finale's Post-Credits Cliffhanger, Mike and Eleven's Future“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix,” the Duffers added. “Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins!”Courtesy of NetflixHere’s the Duffers’ bio, courtesy of Netflix:The twin brothers were raised in Durham, North Carolina and began making films in the third grade using the Hi8 camcorder they received as a gift from their parents. They went on to attend Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, graduating in 2007 with degrees in film production.After graduating, the Duffer Brothers wrote and directed several short films, attracting the attention of both Warner Bros., which acquired their script for the post-apocalyptic horror film Hidden, and filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, who hired them as writers for multiple episodes of the Fox series Wayward Pines.Building on their growing success, the Duffer Brothers pitched their idea for Stranger Things, an homage to 1980s genre films. The series was picked up by Netflix and premiered in the summer of 2016 to critical-acclaim and went on to become a global phenomenon, with Matt and Ross at the helm as writers, directors and showrunners.Stranger Things has garnered over 50 awards nominations, including those from the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, SAG, DGA, WGA, BAFTA, the Art Directors Guild and the People’s Choice Awards, among many others.The Duffers are repped by Alex Kohner of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman, and repped as directors by CAA.Read original story ‘Stranger Things’ Renewed for Season 4; Duffer Brothers Sign Overall Film and TV Deal With Netflix At TheWrap
The Irishman has been heaped with praise, with Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino's work in particular being lauded.
Robert DeNiro's VFX transformation in Martin Scorsese's forthcoming mob movie The Irishman has been revealed in new pictures from Netflix.
A man serving a prison term in Wisconsin has confessed to the crime at the centre of the controversial Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer.
Netflix has confirmed that it will be spending £400 million on new British-based TV and movie projects this year.
The "Cheers" star said she "can't keep up with all the PC rules," riling up critics while earning praise from likeminded fans.
The Politician (27 Sept) Netflix Overview of September's shows September starts off a little slow, with only Viu's Stranger From Hell and an assortment of shows from Netflix, including the animation anthology Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre.
“Forrest Gump” star Gary Sinise has signed on to join the fourth and final season of Netflix’s YA series “13 Reasons Why.”Sinise will play Dr. Robert Ellman, who Netflix describes as a “a compassionate, incisive, no-nonsense adolescent and family therapist who works to help Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) battle anxiety, depression, and grief. Ellman helps guide Clay to accept the help he needs and come to terms with the trauma in his past.”Season 4 is currently in production and will feature the core cast’s graduation from Liberty high. A premiere date has not yet been set.Also Read: What Is 'Mindhunter' Trying to Do With These BTK Killer Vignettes?In the mean time, the third season is set to launch on Aug. 23, and will center on the surprising death of another high school student at Liberty: Justin Prentice’s jock Bryce Walker. You can watch the trailer here.Here is the official description for season 3:Eight months after preventing Tyler from committing an unthinkable act at Spring Fling, Clay, Tony, Jessica, Alex, Justin and Zach find ways to shoulder the burden of the cover-up together while helping Tyler move toward recovery. But when the aftermath of a tumultuous Homecoming game culminates in the disappearance of a football player, and Clay finds himself under police scrutiny, it’s up to a shrewd outsider to steer the group through an investigation that threatens to lay bare everyone’s deepest secrets. The stakes are raised in this riveting third season of ’13 Reasons Why,’ as the consequences of even the most well-intended actions can alter a life forever.Also Read: Zach Galifianakis 'Momentarily' Murders Matthew McConaughey in 'Between Two Ferns: The Movie' Trailer (Video)“13 Reasons Why” Season 3 stars Minnette as Clay Jensen, Brandon Flynn as Justin Foley, Prentice as Bryce Walker, Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis, Christian Navarro as Tony Padilla, Miles Heizer as Alex Standall, Devin Druid as Tyler Down, Ross Butler as Zach Dempsey, Timothy Granaderos as Montgomery de la Cruz, Anne Winters as Chloe, Steven Weber as Principle Bowen, Brenda Strong as Mrs. Walker, Amy Hargreaves as Mrs. Jensen and newcomer Grace Saif as Ani.The Paramount Television-produced series was created by Brian Yorkey who executive produces with Joy Gorman, Mandy Teefey, Kristel Laiblin and Selena Gomez.Season 3 of “13 Reasons Why” premieres Aug. 23 on Netflix.Read original story Gary Sinise to Join Final Season of ’13 Reasons Why’ At TheWrap
The Christmas party scene, in which De Niro's Jimmy Conway chastises his fellow mobsters for spending money on flashy items – and demands they all get taken back – was re-shot in August 2015.