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Everything Coming to Netflix in September 2019

We have your regular slate of what’s coming to Netflix next month for you to check out. The month of September has some cool content that includes Between Two Ferns: The Movie, for fans of the hilarious Zach Galifianakis series, and a second season of The Chef Show, starring Jon Favreau and Roy Choi for the foodies out there. It’s got the specials Bill Burr: Paper Tiger and Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself for fans of comedy. It’s got the latest seasons of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., American Horror Story: Apocalypse, and The Walking Dead for those wanting to catch up on TV. We’ve got geek movies like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King andThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, action with 300, and comedies like Superbad and American Psycho. Something for everyone! But this only scratches the surface.
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Netflix in September: Here’s Everything Coming and Going

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Netflix announced its list of everything coming and going in September. New additions include “The Spy” series, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as an undercover agent in 1960s Syria, coming Sept. 6, and Ryan Murphy’s first Netflix series, “The Politician,” which stars Ben Platt as a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who dreams of becoming president, coming Sept. 27.

Other Netflix originals to look forward to include a new stand-up comedy special from Bill Burr called “Bill Burr: Paper Tiger” coming Sept. 10; Season 2 of “Elite,” about a classmate’s death and a vanished student, coming Sept. 6; and “Evelyn,” a movie about “a man and his two siblings take an epic walk from Scotland to London to find peace and acceptance 12 years after their brother’s death by suicide,” coming Sept. 10.

Also, “The Mind, Explained,” a documentary about the inner-workings of the brain, comes Sept. 12 — and on that note, “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,
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Asmus Toys’ Mouth of Sauron The Lord of the Rings collectible figure available to pre-order now

Sideshow and Asmus Toys have unveiled the Mouth of Sauron 1:6 figure from Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $145; check out the promotional images here…

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The Mouth of Sauron’s short appearance was ruined by the might of the great King Aragorn. The Mouth of Sauron still remains one of the most remembered villains of the Mordor army.

Demanded by many collectors who missed out the previous run of the Mouth of Sauron on steed, Asmus Toys is happy to announce the Slim Edition of Mouth of Sauron. This sixth scale figure is also a tribute to the great Return of the King video game by EA back in 2003, to this day, acknowledged by many fans as one of the best Lord of the Rings video game ever.
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Black Panther 2: Danai Gurira Confirms Her Return as Okoye

For those who might not know, the upcoming tenth season of AMC's hit adaptation of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead will be the last for actress Danai Gurira aka Michonne. But don't worry about the Black Panther actress as she is sure to have a killer career in movies after leaving the show. And speaking of which, today we have confirmation from Guiria herself that she will be returning as Okoye in director Ryan Coogler's much-anticipated Black Panther 2.

Danai Gurira was recently at San Diego Comic-Con promoting her final season on The Walking Dead and said this about reprising Okoye.

"Listen, listen... literally, I have no information, that's the beauty of our conversation right now. Mr. Coogler says, 'Tell them we're working hard, and you're in it.' That's all I got for you [laughs]."

Good enough for me at this point in time! And then in a fun bit,
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Does Beyonce have the ‘Spirit’ to win an Oscar for ‘The Lion King’ song after she was disqualified for ‘Dreamgirls’? [Listen]

Does Beyonce have the ‘Spirit’ to win an Oscar for ‘The Lion King’ song after she was disqualified for ‘Dreamgirls’? [Listen]
Beyonce has 23 Grammys, but she may be coming for Oscar next. She co-wrote the original song “Spirit” for the live-action version of “The Lion King”; the song dropped on July 10 in advance of the film’s opening on July 19. Do you think it’ll cross that off her Egot bucket list? It would be a moment of redemption after she was disqualified for her songwriting contribution to “Dreamgirls” 13 years ago. Listen to “Spirit” above.

Written by Ilya Salmanzadeh and Labrinth along with Beyonce, the song will be featured in the film as well as on “The Lion King: The Gift,” a compilation album produced and curated by Beyonce that will include the work of African artists and producers. Salmanzadeh has numerous songwriting credits for a variety of artists, including Ellie Goulding (“Love Me Like You Do”), Taylor Swift (“End Game”) and Ariana Grande. Labrinth, meanwhile, recently released “LSD,” a collaboration album with Sia and Diplo.
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Nick Cannon, Annie Lennox and 16 Other Surprising New Academy Members

Nick Cannon, Annie Lennox and 16 Other Surprising New Academy Members
The latest batch of new members invited to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences continues a tradition from the last few years, with many more nonwhite members and the first ever gender-equal invite list.

This year the Academy invited 842 members into their ranks. Exactly half were women, and 29% were people of color. It puts the Academy on pace to meet its 2020 diversity goals, if not surpass them. The number of nonwhite members has already doubled in the last three years, and the number of female members could double by next year.

But to do that, the Academy invited…Nick Cannon? We love “The Masked Singer” and “Drumline” as much as the next guy, but we definitely did not see that one coming. And the Academy even went all-in on Marvel, inviting Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, as well as “Black Panther” breakouts Letitia Wright and Winston Duke, who could
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Can ‘Toy Story 4’ break the animated sequel Oscar barrier? Or will ‘Frozen 2’ melt the blockade? [Poll]

Can ‘Toy Story 4’ break the animated sequel Oscar barrier? Or will ‘Frozen 2’ melt the blockade? [Poll]
Given that critics were rather rhapsodic for “Toy Story 4,” as reflected by the 98% fresh ranking on Rotten Tomatoes, there might be a chance that it follow the path of its 2010 Pixar predecessor, “Toy Story 3,” and win Best Animated Feature — thus making history as just the second cartoon sequel to do so. But it could face stiff competition from another likely monster sequel, Disney ‘s “Frozen 2,” opening Nov. 27. Its 2013 forerunner not only won the animated feature category, the original “Frozen” still reigns as the No. 1 grossing animated film worldwide with $1.3 billion in ticket sales.

You would think, considering the current epidemic of Hollywood sequelitis, that Oscar voters would warm up to the idea of giving another trophy to a franchise film in the category. Then again, part of the reason “Toy Story 3” is the first and only follow-up movie to take the prize in the 18 years that the
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After the Endgame: Can Marvel Studios Do It Again?

Tom Jolliffe looks back at the McU’s success to this point, and wonders whether they can repeat the formula again…

So the dust has settled. A whole slow building 11 year phase of Marvel films. Attempting to fathom how many billions the films made would be difficult. Innumerable (almost). Everything has culminated in Avengers: Endgame, which in itself brought to a close a two part story about finger snaps. Further though, it closed the book on several McU characters like Steve Rogers (who has now been replaced as Captain America), Tony Stark and the Black Widow.

My own interest in the McU has flitted in and out. The singular films provided different levels of anticipation for me. I was never going to rush out to see Ant-Man or Captain Marvel. I caught the former on Netflix. Likewise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, given it was the third version of Parker in 10 years. That being said,
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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’

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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘X-Men’
Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK, McKellen first came to prominence on the stage, appearing in a number of classic plays from the likes of Anton Chekhov and William Shakespeare (including an acclaimed production of “Richard III” that he brought to the screen in 1995). His performance as Salieri in the 1981 production of “Amadeus” brought him a Tony award as Best Actor in a Play.

See‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ voted Best Picture of 2000s

McKellen appeared in films sporadically throughout this period, earning his first starring role in “Priest of Love” in 1981. He became increasingly recognizable onscreen throughout the 1990s,
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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Ian McKellen movies: 12 greatest films ranked worst to best
Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday on May 25, 2019. The Oscar-nominated thespian has excelled at everything from Shakespeare to sci-fi on both the stage and screen. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Born in 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK, McKellen first came to prominence on the stage, appearing in a number of classic plays from the likes of Anton Chekhov and William Shakespeare (including an acclaimed production of “Richard III” that he brought to the screen in 1995). His performance as Salieri in the 1981 production of “Amadeus” brought him a Tony award as Best Actor in a Play.

McKellen appeared in films sporadically throughout this period, earning his first starring role in “Priest of Love” in 1981. He became increasingly recognizable onscreen throughout the 1990s, earning his first Oscar nomination when he was 59-years-old: Best Actor for “Gods and Monsters
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Emmys 2019 slugfest: Could ‘Game of Thrones’ lose Best Drama? ‘Ignore this vocal minority, it’s still going to win’ [Watch]

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Emmys 2019 slugfest: Could ‘Game of Thrones’ lose Best Drama? ‘Ignore this vocal minority, it’s still going to win’ [Watch]
Game of Thrones” ended on May 19, and its last season was divisive to say the least; some online fans are out there breathing more fire than Drogon. But will the mixed reactions to the show’s final season make it vulnerable at the Emmys, where its victory for Best Drama Series has seemed as inevitable as “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” sweeping the Oscars at the end of that saga? Gold Derby Editors Marcus James Dixon, Joyce Eng and Daniel Montgomery convened to discuss the state of the race after the “Thrones” finale. Watch them above.

“Just ignore this vocal minority that’s popping up on every aspect of the internet because Emmy voters don’t care about that,” Dixon argues. He doesn’t think the backlash is representative of the general consensus at all, and especially not the consensus of the television academy, which
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Netflix's The Silence Trailer: Kiernan Shipka Fights Flying Bat Monsters

Netflix has really stepped up the horror game over the past few years producing such neo hits as Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Suzanne Bier's adaptation of Josh Mallerman's Bird Box starring Sandra Bullock. And today we have the trailer and poster for their new possible hit The Silence starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka. The film comes to us from director John R. Leonetti, who is perhaps best known for helming the original Annabelle flick along with the PG-13 teen horror movie Wish Upon starring Joey King, and let's not let him forget, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation starring Robin Shou and James Remar.

The Silence begins when the world is attacked by a flock of terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, which sounds like, you know, bats to me. Anyhow, when these bat monsters attack the world, 16-year
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Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77

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Former New Line Co-Chairman Michael Lynne Dies at 77
Michael Lynne, the former co-chairman of New Line Cinema who played a key role in shepherding “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died at his New York home. He was 77.

Lynne’s death was confirmed Monday by longtime business partner Robert Shaye, who told Variety that Lynne’s family had informed him of Lynne’s passing following a short illness. Lynne and Shaye had been associates for nearly four decades with Shaye focusing on the creative components while Lynne brought expertise on the financial side.

“He was a once-in-a-lifetime partner and the perfect counterpoint to what I was,” Shaye said. “It was one of the great professional associations. Even though we went to law school together, he had the background and finesse that I never developed so we balanced each other out. I will miss him greatly.”

Shaye also noted that Lynne’s son Jonathan Lynne had died a few weeks ago.
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Will Oscar voters fork over a Best Picture berth for ‘Toy Story 4’ like its predecessor? [Watch Video]

A new trailer has arrived for Pixar’s fourth chapter to its long-running “Toy Story” franchise that blasted off with Tom Hanks voicing Sheriff Woody and Tim Allen speaking for Buzz Lightyear in 1995. Once again, the computer-animated 3-D tale that opens on June 21 preys upon our emotional attachment to childhood toys –but this time with a twist.

Bonnie, who inherited college-bound Andy’s playthings in 2010’s “Toy Story 3,” has become quite attached to a toy she created herself — a plastic spork called Forky (Tony Hale) who sports pasted-on googly-eyes, pipe cleaner limbs and popsicle stick feet. Woody, who always has his young owner’s back whoever they are, is dismayed when Forky disowns his toy status and becomes enmeshed in an identity crisis, declaring, “I was made for soup, salad, maybe chili, and then the trash” before he leaps out an Rv van’s window.

As in the original story,
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Star Wars: Episode IX Said To Rival The Scale Of Return Of The King

As the all-important final entry in the current Sequel Trilogy, it probably goes without saying that Star Wars: Episode IX aims to go big with the spectacle, but in recent months, the reports have really been piling up to suggest that J.J. Abrams’ next film will deliver on a scale previously unseen for the franchise.

Take this new report from Reddit user Arcantiger for example, which has so far received an enthusiastic response from the fanbase. Though the post is consistently vague in its alleged intel, it does offer the bold claim that the “sheer scale” of Episode IX rivals that of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

Well, as far as blockbuster trilogy-closers from this century go, that’s still arguably the one to beat, and while the Redditor’s assertions have yet to be confirmed, this particular boast certainly lines up with previous reports.
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Ben-hur Celebrates 60th Anniversary With Return To Cinemas April 14 and 17 In TCM Big Screen Classics Series

Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. are bringing one of the most visually spectacular motion-picture epics of all time back to the big screen: Ben-hur, which celebrates its 60th anniversary with this two-day-only presentation. This is a must-see if you’ve never seen it in the theaters – especially for the heart-pounding chariot race.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (local time)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (local time)

Director William Wyler’s classic received 11 Academy Awards, more than any other film to that point (and still tied with Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).

The production encompassed 300 sets, nine sound stages and consumed 1.1 million feet of film, yet never loses sight of its compelling story of Jewish prince (Charlton Heston) who vows revenge when he is enslaved by his Roman childhood friend (Stephen Boyd). Jack Hawkins,
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Who’s the most overdue after the 2019 Oscars: Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams …? [Poll]

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Who’s the most overdue after the 2019 Oscars: Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams …? [Poll]
We thought Glenn Close would finally win an Oscar on her lucky seventh try for her role as an underappreciated spouse in “The Wife,” but her surprise loss to Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”) means that Close is now zero-for-seven. That extends her record as the most nominated living actress without a single victory. But she’s not alone. Other Oscar also-rans this year have racked up multiple nominations without any victories. So who really is the most overdue after the 2019 prizes were handed out? Consider them below, and then vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.

SEE2019 Oscars: Full list of winners (and losers) at the 91st Academy Awards

Diane Warren (10 nominations) — Warren’s loss this year for Best Original Song came with a couple of doses of cruel irony. There was the fact that she lost to Lady Gaga (“Shallow” from “A Star is Born”), whom
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‘Shallow’ makes Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and brings male total to 146

‘Shallow’ makes Lady Gaga 14th woman to win Best Original Song Oscar and brings male total to 146
Lady Gaga shared in the Best Original Song Oscar win for “Shallow.” She sang the smash hit in “A Star is Born” and is credited as a co-writer alongside a trio of men: Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson. This win makes make her the 14th woman to take home an Oscar for songwriting. Her co-writers bring the total tally of male winners in this category to a whopping 146.

Two of Lady Gaga’s female predecessors won twice each: lyricist Marilyn Bergman and composer Kristin Anderson-Lopez. Their songwriting partners and husbands number among the two dozen men to have won this award at least twice since it was first handed out at the 7th Academy Awards in 1934.

See 2019 Oscars: How were winners for the 91st Academy Awards chosen?

The first woman to win the Best Original Song Oscar was lyricist Dorothy Fields who prevailed in 1936 for “The Way You Look Tonight,
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2019 Oscar forecasts by film: ‘Roma’ will win Best Picture, but expect the academy to spread the wealth

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2019 Oscar forecasts by film: ‘Roma’ will win Best Picture, but expect the academy to spread the wealth
It used to be that when the Oscars like a movie they would back the truck up and inundate it with trophies: 11 wins for “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003), eight for “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008). But we don’t think this will be one of those years. According to the combined predictions of more than 6,000 registered Gold Derby users as of this writing, “Roma” will be the biggest winner, but we’re only betting on it to claim 4 awards out of its 10 nominations. Scroll down to see our predicted winners in all 24 categories, arranged by film.

Actually, a Best Picture winner with four total victories is consistent with recent Oscar trends. While there have been recent films with huge Oscar hauls — seven wins for “Gravity” (2013), six wins for “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) — the films that have claimed Best Picture in the last decade have achieved more modest sums.
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Gold Derby Film Awards winners 2019: ‘The Favourite’ is the biggest champ, but ‘Roma’ takes Best Picture

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Gold Derby Film Awards winners 2019: ‘The Favourite’ is the biggest champ, but ‘Roma’ takes Best Picture
The Favourite” came out on top in one way at the 17th Annual Gold Derby Film Awards, while “Roma” was the big winner in another. “The Favourite” received the most awards when thousands of Gold Derby users picked the winners, but it was “Roma” that came away with Best Picture. Watch us announce all 22 categories in the webcast above, and scroll down for the complete list of nominees and winners.

The Favourite” had a field-leading 12 nominations at these awards, and it came away with five victories: Best Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Original Screenplay, Best Ensemble, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. Colman’s wins for Best Actress and Best Ensemble are her first victories from Gold Derby, but she was already a three-time contender for her work on TV. We nominated her for her leading role in “Broadchurch” (2014) and for supporting turns in “The Night Manager” (2016) and “Fleabag” (2017).

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