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You may notice that Netflix doesn't have quite so many TV shows and movies today. Why? Because Hollywood, that's why!Slate reports:But to serious movie fans, especially those used to plumbing Netflix’s streaming library for lesser-known classics, May 1 is the end of an era: Streamageddon. It’s the day that hundreds of titles drawn from the vast Warner Bros. library, which includes pre-1986 titles from MGM and United Artists, will become exclusive to Warner Archive Instant, the classic film service that officially launched earlier this month.*That asterisk is Warner officials denying that they required Netflix to pull the movies, and Netflix saying
The first time I saw the ad I thought it was joke. Surely it was merely a composite photo — put together for some failed movie pitch — that accidentally got released somehow, right? After all, how could the insipidly titled The Big Wedding ever attract Oscar-winners Robert De Niro or Susan Sarandon? Sure, Katherine Heigl is believable (she of the 27 Dresses debacle), but Diane Keaton? And Robin Williams playing a priest in a wedding movie, again? Come on! The poster's designers must have simply cut him out of a production photo for the 2007 travesty License to Wed and plopped him in this one. Right?
In case you're unfamiliar with Vine, it's a cool new mobile app (owned by Twitter) that lets you make 6-second videos. New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, now underway, has included a Vine competition called #6SecFilms, and Philadelphia filmmaker Peter Heacock has made it to the finals. Heacock's company, Old City's First Capital Films, produced this American Sardine Bar commercial.Below, Heacock's entries. Note that sound defaults to off, so click on the speaker icon on each Vine to control."#howto make #pinkfloyd 'money' with baby toys""Father/son talk Wu-Tang Clan""Blink"
I'm afraid I don't have more for you than this tidbit. But it confirms what we already knew about Cooper--he's a very good guy.BMC is so grateful for the visits today from Elizabeth @senwarren, Julian @edelman11, and Bradley Cooper to our patients @the_bmc today!— BostonMedicalCenter (@The_BMC) April 18, 2013As of this afternoon, 16 patients remained at Boston Medical Center, where doctors have amputated seven limbs on five patients.Doctors likened the injuries they were treating to those suffered by troops in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sixteen patients remain in the hospital, Burke said: one 60-year-old man is still in critical
As I was reading through old reviews and writings of Roger Ebert last week, I stumbled across an interview he did for the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television. In it he talks about the importance of film criticism and his infamous disagreements with fellow critic and co-host of At the Movies, Gene Siskel. “As mad I was about him not liking Apocalypse Now, he couldn't believe I could find fault with Full Metal Jacket by Kubrick.”
There's a new movie coming out this week that paints a rather unflattering picture of Philadelphia and its sports culture. And it goes much farther back, and much deeper, than fans booing Santa Claus or Michael Irvin.
It's a veritable family affair! Playboy Harry Jay Katz has bought the rights to Sal Paolantonio's Rizzo biography, and his son David Bar Katz, whose Wikipedia page drops more names than it has any right to, will write and direct. Meanwhile, Frank Stallone will play former Fire Commish Joe Rizzo, and is begging his own brother Sly to play Joe's brother Frank. Got it? [Daily News]
Mostly, it's The Scoop's job to keep you up with the coolest or most-important news coming out of Philadelphia. But damn if North Korea doesn't keep doing stuff like this:North Korea has escalated a near-daily barrage of threats, urging foreigners to flee South Korea to avoid a supposedly imminent “thermo-nuclear war”.No! No! There's nothing at all to like about thermonuclear war. Matthew Broderick taught us that YEARS ago. Surely Kim Jong-un's notoriously Hollywood-loving father showed him that movie.Right? RIGHT?Maybe that's the problem. These days, all our movies about the apocalypse are about the dangers that can be caused to