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Arjun Kapoor: I've been a fan of chick flicks

Actor Arjun Kapoor, who has come out with a digital property called "Arjun Recommends", says he has been a fan of chick flicks and has binged on it since his younger years.

"I have been a fan of chick flicks since my childhood and I have come across some of the smartest writings through these films. Who can forget the cult classics like 'Devil Wears Prada', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', 'Pretty Woman', 'Sleepless in Seattle', 'Love Actually'. I love this genre thoroughly because they have delivered some of the best cinema that we have all seen and grown up on. So, I'm all for good chick flicks, anyday!"

Also Read:?When Arjun Kapoor got 'Bollywood ka keeda'

"I have actually binged on chick flicks and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Trust me, a lot of men watch chick flicks as they are thoroughly enjoyable films.
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Ricki Lake, ‘Glee’s Kevin McHale & Hayley Hasselhoff To Star In ITV’s ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’

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Ricki Lake, ‘Glee’s Kevin McHale & Hayley Hasselhoff To Star In ITV’s ‘The X Factor: Celebrity’
Ricki Lake, Glee’s Kevin McHale and Hayley Hasselhoff are some of the stars lined up for ITV’s The X Factor: Celebrity.

The British broadcaster has tweaked its long-running reality competition series to feature celebrities beginning in October. Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh will judge, while Dermot O’Leary will host.

Talk show host Lake, McHale, who co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards with Demi Lovato, and David Hasselhoff’s daughter Hayley, who starred in ABC Family series Huge, will feature alongside a raft of British celebrities, influencers and Love Island contestants.

Lake will feature in the over-28 age category alongside The Chase’s Jenny Ryan, journalist Martin Bashir, famous for his 2003 Michael Jackson interview, and Coronation Street actress Victoria Ekanoye. Hasselhoff and McHale will feature in the under 28s category alongside Ex on the Beach star Megan McKenna, Love Actually’s Olivia Olson and EastEndersJonny Labey.
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Amazon Is the Biggest Purveyor of European Films Globally

  • Variety
Amazon Is the Biggest Purveyor of European Films Globally
Amazon ranks as the biggest purveyor of European films outside of Europe with two times more titles than Netflix, according to a report by Ampere Analysis for the European Audiovisual Observatory.

European films make up 14% of all unique titles in the 79 global subscription-based VOD services across 21 countries worldwide, according the data collected by Ampers Analysis in June.

Amazon has 3,281 unique European films and Netflix has 1,816 of them in 14 and 20 countries outside of Europe, respectively.

With 16 subscription-based VOD services boasting a total of 4 095 European films, North America stands as the number-one purveyor, following by China with three Svod services featuring a total 2,585 European titles. Ranking third and fourth, Russia (with three services) and Australia & New Zealand (with eight services services) stream 1 813 and 1 644 European films, respectively.

Southeast Asia, meanwhile, has the lowest amount of European films with only 761 titles spread across 17 streaming services.

In terms of production exports, the U.K. is,
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New to Streaming: ‘Upstream Color,’ ‘The Third Wife, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid,’ ‘Yesterday,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

The Sound of Silence (Michael Tyburski)

What if our happiness wasn’t solely predicated on our fruitful relationships, career success, or spiritual fulfillment, but rather the sounds around us? It’s this idea that drives music theorist and self-proclaimed house tuner Peter (Peter Sarsgaard) to the point of maddening obsession in The Sound of Silence. The directorial debut of Michael Tyburski has a compelling hook as we go on this journey of aural perfection, but the follow-through leaves something to be desired. In terms of its thematic predecessors, The Conversation and Blow Out set an impossibly high bar, but even the narrative propulsion of those classics
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Win Pokémon Detective Pikachu on Blu-ray™

  • HeyUGuys
The world of Pokémon comes to life in Ryme City when Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Pokémon Detective Pikachu arrives on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu- ray, 4K Ultra HD and 4K Steelbook on 16th September. Get it first on Digital Download now. To celebrate the release, we are giving three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on a Blu-ray.

When detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son Tim (Justice Smith) and Harry’s former Pokémon partner Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds) join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together on an epic adventure through Ryme City, they uncover a shocking plot that could destroy the whole Pokémon universe.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu also stars Kathryn Newton as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story. The supporting cast includes Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Rita Ora, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe and Bill Nighy.
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Passion Pictures, Barbara Broccoli & Richard Curtis Among Team For Ambitious Paralympics Film

  • Deadline
Passion Pictures, Barbara Broccoli & Richard Curtis Among Team For Ambitious Paralympics Film
Exclusive: John Battsek’s Oscar-winning Passion Pictures (One Day In September), James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and Love Actually writer-director Richard Curtis are teaming up to make a defining documentary about the Paralympic Games.

Provisionally titled Harder Than You Think, the film will chart the history and current standing of the Games, which has grown to become the world’s third largest sporting event.

Battsek and Greg Nugent of Htyt Films are producing with Broccoli, Curtis, U.S. paralympian Tatyana McFadden and former International Paralympic Committee (Ipc) CEO Xavier Gonzalez among executive producers.

McQueen filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui are directing the feature, which is currently in production. Htyt Films holds the global rights, granted by the Ipc, and have financed.

Set to be released summer 2020 in the run-up to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, the film will blend rare archive footage with life-affirming stories of today’s athletes.
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Barbara Broccoli, Richard Curtis Team on Paralympics Doc from 'Searching for Sugar Man' Producers

Barbara Broccoli, Richard Curtis Team on Paralympics Doc from 'Searching for Sugar Man' Producers
Producers John Battsek of two-time Oscar-winning banner Passion Pictures (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and Greg Nugent of Htyt Films are set to produce a new feature documentary about the Paralympics Games, provisionally titled Harder Than You Think.

The film, to be directed by BAFTA-nominated filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui (McQueen) will tell the story of how the Paralympic Games grew from its post-war inception to become the world’s third-largest sporting event.

Bond producer Barbara Broccoli and BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Yesterday, Love Actually) will exec produce the feature, together with U.S....
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Charming First Trailer for Last Christmas Starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding

We have a trailer here for you to check out for the film Last Christmas, starring the ever-charming Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.

The story follows Kate (Clarke), a mess of a girl who is recovering from an illness, and a streak of bad decision-making. While working as an elf in a Christmas department store, she meets Tom (Golding), who may be just what she has been looking for. Check out the trailer and poster below, and let us know if you’re interested in this rom-com.

The film features music by George Michael, including the namesake of the film, one of Michael’s biggest hits and an ever-popular Christmas song. The cast also includes Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh Patti LuPone (Penny Dreadful), Ingrid Oliver (Doctor Who), and Lydia Leonard (Absentia).

Paul Feig directed the film which was co-written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings.

Last Christmas hits theaters everywhere on November 8th.
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5 Hollywood Stars Who Are Also Poker Players

Imagine sitting around the poker table and suddenly finding yourself playing against Batman…well, not actual Batman…I’m talking about the actor that plays him, Ben Affleck. This is less uncommon than you might think. Given poker’s popularity amongst Hollywood starlets, players often find themselves staring at stars of the silver screen over the felt. But which Hollywood actors are also poker players, taking down opposition at high profile events like the World Series of Poker (Wsop)? Here’s a rundown of five Hollywood stars you should keep an eye out for next time you’re in Las Vegas.

1 – Ben Affleck

Not content with winning big at the Oscars and the Golden Globes, Ben Affleck, star of Dazed and Confused and Good Will Hunting, reportedly likes nothing more than a game of poker. His biggest poker win to date (as far as we know) came at the 2004 California State Poker Championship,
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The Walking Dead Season 9 Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital August 20th

An iconic pop-culture character says goodbye when Season 9 of “The Walking Dead” arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD and Digital August 20 from Lionsgate. New showrunner Angela Kang takes the helm as Rick Grimes prepares to make his exit from one of the world’s most popular TV series. “The Walking Dead” Season 9 stars award winner Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Academy Award® nominee Samantha Morton.

Samantha Morton as Alpha – The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Last season brought the culmination of “All Out War,” which pitted Rick Grimes and his group of survivors against the Saviors and their leader, Negan. With Negan’s life in his hands, Rick had a character-defining choice in front of him, and he spared Negan to uphold the values his late son, Carl, championed – values that created conflict within his group. Now, with our
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Da Pennebaker: restless, brilliant film-maker plugged into the 1960s zeitgeist

Pennebaker, who has died aged 94, epitomised the counterculture with his interest in the legends of music as well as the backstage drama of politics

The revolutionary film-maker Da Pennebaker, with his passion for music and political drama, invented tropes, ideas and procedures which became almost invisibly embedded in pop culture.

When Saturday Night Live did a sketch with Hillary Clinton at the door of a state “elector”, mutely begging her to vote for anyone but Donald Trump with a series of flashcards, of course everyone saw the reference to Love Actually. But the great meme-ancestor of that moment was Bob Dylan standing in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London in Pennebaker’s classic 1967 film Dont Look Back and with deadpan aplomb unveiling a succession of flashcards to Subterranean Homesick Blues with key lyrics punningly misspelt (and he did the whole thing in one continuous take - not easy).

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Nathalie Emmanuel on ‘Four Weddings’ and Leaving ‘Game of Thrones’ Behind

  • Variety
Nathalie Emmanuel on ‘Four Weddings’ and Leaving ‘Game of Thrones’ Behind
Nathalie Emmanuel is having a heady 2019, whichever way you slice it. She was involved in one of the most controversial TV moments of the year, when her “Game of Thrones” character, Missandei, was decapitated in Episode 4 of the HBO megahit’s final season. The moment divided audiences, with many online fans calling for a better ending to the character that Emmanuel had brought to life for six seasons.

Now, the British actress is moving on to the Hulu miniseries “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” adapted from the 1994 picture written by Richard Curtis. Emmanuel spoke with Variety about being whisked into “Four Weddings” at the last minute and the mixed emotions of leaving “Game of Thrones” behind.

What attracted you to a “Four Weddings” adaptation?

I knew that Mindy [Kaling] was writing it, which is why I wanted to get involved. I turned up for the audition, but they cast somebody else.
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Mindy Kaling and Hulu’s ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’ Is Diverse TV, and Smart Business

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the first seven episodes of Hulu’s “Four Weddings and a Funeral.”]

Rom-coms are dead, so they say. (And say.) The time-honored genre now threatens to become a never-ending obituary, but Mindy Kaling saw it differently: By subverting the cliches, she could turn Richard Curtis’ classic “Four Weddings and a Funeral” into a fresh and unexpected Hulu series.

Some things are familiar: Kash (Nikesh Patel) walks from the altar and finds himself at a crossroads. His father encourages him to explore an arranged marriage through the family’s mosque. So far, so prosaic: an arranged-marriage storyline, played for laughs.

However, these laughs don’t stem from a sense of “other-ing” the characters, a leering mean-spiritedness that can mar rom-coms. Kash’s burgeoning relationship is earnest, and organic — a key distinction for the trope-allergic young audiences whom streaming services attract.

Beyond the business motivations of adapting familiar IP, diversifying its cast and their storylines is a clever and strategic creative move.
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‘Sanditon’: Rose Williams & Theo James Star In First Trailer For Jane Austen Adaptation – TCA

PBS and ITV have unveiled the first trailer for period drama Sanditon. The series is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel Sanditon that stars Reign star Rose Williams and Downton Abbey and Divergent’s Theo James.

Williams and James star alongside Last Tango In Halifax’s Anne Reid and Love Actually’s Kris Marshall in the eight-part series. Produced by Death in Paradise producer Red Planet Pictures, it was written by War and Peace and Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies.

Written only months before Austen’s death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood, played by Williams, and her spiky relationship with the charming Sidney Parker, played by James. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to a would-be coastal resort, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make.
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Andrew Lincoln to Star Opposite Naomi Watts in ‘Penguin Bloom’

  • The Wrap
Andrew Lincoln to Star Opposite Naomi Watts in ‘Penguin Bloom’
The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln is set to star opposite Naomi Watts in “Penguin Bloom,” the upcoming adaptation of Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom’s bestseller.

The film will be directed by Glendyn Ivin (“Safe Harbor”) and written by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps and is set to begin production in Australia at the beginning of August.

Watts will also produce alongside Emma Cooper and Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky.

Also Read: 'Walking Dead' Movie With Andrew Lincoln to Be Released In Theaters (Video)

Lincoln will star as Cameron Bloom, the husband of Sam Bloom (Watts), in a true story about a little bird that saves a family. A family struggles to come to terms with a near-fatal accident that left their mother paralyzed and they have to adjust to their situation until an injured Magpie chick comes along.

Cameron Bloom, Sam Bloom
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'The Walking Dead' star Andrew Lincoln joins Naomi Watts on 'Penguin Bloom'

'The Walking Dead' star Andrew Lincoln joins Naomi Watts on 'Penguin Bloom'
Story based on true family tragedy… and a magpie chick.

British star Andrew Lincoln of The Walking Dead has joined Naomi Watts on the family drama Penguin Bloom, which is set to begin production in Sydney, Australia, in August.

Glendyn Ivin (The Cry) will direct the adaptation of the novel by Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom from a screenplay by Shaun Grant (Snowtown) and Harry Cripps (The Dry).

Roadshow will distribute in Australia and New Zealand, and Endeavor Content handles worldwide rights on the story about a family that gets through a tragedy with the help of an injured magpie chick they name Pengiun.
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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Andrew Lincoln Joins Naomi Watts in ‘Penguin Bloom’

  • Variety
‘The Walking Dead’ Star Andrew Lincoln Joins Naomi Watts in ‘Penguin Bloom’
The Walking Dead” star Andrew Lincoln has joined Naomi Watts in the family drama “Penguin Bloom.”

Lincoln will portray the husband of Watts’ character in the drama, which is set on Sydney’s northern beaches and centers on a young family struggling to come to terms with a near-fatal accident that left their mother paralyzed. As they learn to adjust to her new situation, an unlikely ally entered their lives in the form of an injured Magpie chick, dubbed “Penguin” by the family.

“Penguin Bloom” is adapted from the bestseller by Bradley Trevor Greive and Cameron Bloom. The film is directed by Glendyn Ivin from a script by Shaun Grant and Harry Cripps.

Watts will also serve as producer alongside Emma Cooper and Made Up Stories’ Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky. Cameron, Sam Bloom and Btg will also executive produce alongside Ricci Swart.

“We were all captivated by this heart-warming story of resilience,
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Box Office: ‘Yesterday’ Crosses $100 Million Milestone

  • Variety
Universal’s “Yesterday,” a musical fantasy set to the Beatles biggest hits, made it the $100 million mark with a little help from its fans.

The milestone is a counterprogramming win for the original romantic-comedy in a summer season that’s otherwise been dominated by superhero fare and big-budget blockbusters. After four weeks in theaters, “Yesterday” has earned $59.15 million in North America and $41.8 million overseas. The film has yet to open in 24 foreign markets and will continue rolling out at the international box office in coming months.

Danny Boyle, the filmmaker behind “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Trainspotting,” directed “Yesterday,” which was written by Richard Curtis (“Love Actually”). The film follows an aspiring songwriter (Himesh Patel), who becomes a musical sensation after a freak accident leaves him as the only person who remembers the Beatles. The cast also includes Lily James, Ed Sheeran and Kate McKinnon.

“Yesterday” debuted with $17 million at the domestic
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‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ Review: Hulu Upends Expectations in an Endearing Update

Hulu’s “Four Weddings and A Funeral” begins the exact same way as the 1994 film, with a madly panicked “Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.” dash out of the house by someone who egregiously overslept.

But from that point forward, Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton’s show takes on a life of its own. The titular four weddings and a funeral will happen, of course, and there are plenty of homages to the rom-com classic sprinkled throughout the show, but the story that unfolds bears little resemblance to the Hugh Grant-Andie MacDowell dorks-in-love Best Picture nominee.

Interior decorator Ainsley (Rebecca Rittenhouse), school teacher Duffy (John Reynolds), and finance whiz Craig (Brandon Mychal Smith) are a trio of Americans that wind up moving to London after college graduation; the action opens when their pal, Maya (Nathalie Emmanuel) arrives to join them on the other side of the pond. Kaling’s
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A Look Back at The Walking Dead's First Ever Comic-Con

Back in 2010, one little zombie show descended upon San Diego Comic-Con.  AMC's The Walking Dead was not yet the monster hit it would soon become, and at its first con appearance, the panel didn't even start with any cast members presentl. Most of the cast members weren't even really famous yet, since most people still knew Andrew Lincoln as the guy with the signs in Love Actually. (We still sometimes only think of him like this.)  The first part of the panel featured AMC exec Joel Stillerman, Ep Greg Nicotero, Ep Gale Anne Hurd, Ep Frank Darabont, and comic book creator Robert Kirkland, and took place just a few months before the series would premiere for the first time in October...
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