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10 Hidden Gems You Can Dig Up On Netflix

February 27th, 2014 4:00pm EST
10 Hidden Gems You Can Dig Up On Netflix
Whether you’re binge watching Frank Underwood’s murderous political tendencies in “House of Cards” or outraging over Orca injustice in “Blackfish”, it’s hard to deny the zenith of quality films and programming available on Netflix. But with so many titles available to watch at any moment on the streaming service, many quality films and shows been lost in obscurity without any search or genre algorithm to bring them back to light. It may take years to watch every morsel of their programming, but here are 10 hidden Netflix treasures guaranteed to add some much needed diversity to your queue. ...
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Danny Boyle Hoping To Enlist Original 'Trainspotting' Cast For Sequel

March 25th, 2013 1:44pm EDT
Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle is negotiating deals to bring the original Trainspotting cast back together for a sequel.

The director plans to release the film, Porno, in 2016 to mark the 20th anniversary of his original adaptation of Irvine Welsh's bestseller.

He says, "It won't be an adaptation of the book Porno. What it will be more is an examination of those actors and the same characters 20 years later. It's a wonderful, acute way of looking at these guys and what you can get away with and the risks you can take in your 20s, and then you get in your 40s and the osteoarthritis begins to set in and it'...
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Jonny Lee Miller To Play Sherlock Holmes In 'Elementary'

February 15th, 2012 8:12am EST
Jonny Lee Miller
Trainspotting star Jonny Lee Miller is to follow in the footsteps of Robert Downey, Jr., Benedict Cumberbatch, Basil Rathbone and Rupert Everett after signing on to play Sherlock Holmes in a new TV drama series.

Miller, who was briefly married to Angelina Jolie, will lead the cast of Elementary - a modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous London sleuth.

In the series, which is loosely based on Cumberbatch's hit British show Sherlock, Miller - as Holmes - will solve cases and fight crime in New York City, according to Deadline.com.
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Q&A: Danny Boyle Talks 'Trainspotting' Sequel Plans With Original Cast, His Films, Plus Bonus Blu-ray Review

September 12th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Danny Boyle
If there is one filmmaker who I could proudly proclaim as the best and most diverse director working today, hands down it’s Danny Boyle. His amazing originality, ability to re-invent himself with each movie and sheer eclectic vibe of his body of work makes Boyle a filmmaking force to be reckoned with, bar none. One of his early calling cards is hitting glorious Blu-ray via Lionsgate on Sept. 13 in the form of one five-star "Trainspotting: Collector’s Edition" and I don’t mind saying not only does it look picture perfect, it’s chocked so full of extras that it might as well have been a box...
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Ewan McGregor Signs Up For Charity Yacht Race

August 5th, 2011 12:24pm EDT
Ewan McGregor
Actor Ewan McGregor is hitting the high seas off the coast of Britain to compete in a sailing race for charity.

The Trainspotting star will hop onboard a yacht with British sailor Alex Thomson for the 50-mile high speed sprint around England's Isle of Wight.

The first place team will take home $16,000 for their chosen charity - and McGregor has vowed to donate the cash to the food crisis in East Africa if he wins.

He says, "I'm excited to experience the thrill of yacht racing from the very deck of the boat and I'll be doing my best to help Alex win so that we can donate the prize mone...
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'Anna Karenina' Cast Takes Shape

April 9th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Moviemaker Joe Wright appears to be re-assembling his "Atonement" cast for his ambitious movie adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's masterpiece "Anna Karenina" - Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed to join Kiera Knightley in the project, while James Mcavoy and Saoirse Ronan are still negotiating roles.

Knightley, Aaron Johnson and Jude Law were previously confirmed for roles, while "Sherlock Holmes" star Cumberpatch and "Trainspotting" actress Kelly MacDonald have just been added to the all-star cast.

Wright tells ThePlaylist.com, "Kelly Macdonald's confirmed, Benedict Cumberbatch is confirmed. I'm ...
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Happy 40th Birthday, Ewan McGregor!

March 31st, 2011 8:35am EDT
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor will be celebrating on Thursday - the great Scot turns 40 years old.

Born in Crieff, Scotland, drama school drop-out McGregor has been working steadily on the stage, in Hollywood and indie arthouse flicks ever since he wowed with his break-out role as a junkie in 1996's "Trainspotting."

He's proved there's no part he can't tackle, portraying everything from a glam rock star to a priest and, of course, a Jedi Knight.

To salute Ewan on his special day, WENN has opened up the archives and dug up 10 facts about his life.

- Early on in his career, McGregor shared an apartmen...
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Check Out BBC America's 'Emma' On DVD Feb. 9

January 30th, 2010 7:51am EST
Emma
Fresh and funny, this new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic features a stellar cast including Romola Garai (Atonement, Vanity Fair), Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

21-year-old Emma Woodhouse has very little to worry about. She is beautiful, clever, rich, with a comfortable home and some of the best blessings of existence. More than anything, she loves playing matchmaker to her friends and family, so when young, pretty, naive and socially inferior Harriet arrives, Emma decides to indulge her passion.

She persuades Harriet to reject an advant...
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Kevin McKidd Joins The Cast Of 'Grey's Anatomy'

November 13th, 2008 1:38pm EST
Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd has joined the cast of ABC's popular drama "Grey's Anatomy." McKidd first appeared as Major Owen Hunt in this season's premiere episode of "Grey's Anatomy," titled "Dream a Little Dream of Me." Hunt has joined the staff of Seattle Grace Hospital as the head of trauma surgery, after serving as a top military field surgeon in Iraq.

An established star of film, television and theatre, the Scottish actor has made a name for himself playing such varied roles as a doomed drug addict in "Trainspotting," a brooding Caesar-era soldier in HBO's "Rome" and a time-traveling journalist...
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12 Upcoming Films To See Before Oscar Night

November 12th, 2008 9:52am EST
Revolutionary Road
This year's Oscar race isn't very deep with talent, and at this point there are probably only eight films with a legitimate shot at getting a nod for Best Picture. But those that have a chance at a nomination also have a great chance of winning.

One such film, "The Dark Knight", has already hit screens, but the rest of this group will premiere in the coming weeks as studios scramble to get their prestige pictures on the big screen before the year-end deadline.

Every year, film fans are tormented by the true snobs who catch all these possible nominees before the big awards show att...
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Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

November 6th, 2007 10:38am EST
Heroes
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), Briti...
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Ewan McGregor Not Allowed On Dangerous Bike Course

April 26th, 2006 10:58am EDT
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor was banned from the world's deadliest bike circuit - over fears he would kill himself. The Trainspotting star, who is currently shooting his new film on Britain's Isle of Man, was desperate to try out the notorious nearby TT course, which has claimed a score of lives in the past. But the bike-mad actor was left gutted when he was banned from the race track, because his film bosses feared the actor would end up dead.

However, McGregor, who stars opposite Renée Zellweger in new movie Miss Potter, did not let the set-back ruin his time on the island and opted for a museum vi...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

April 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To "The Grudge" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), British actress J...
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Jonny Lee Miller Pulls Out Of Marathon So He Can Film 'Marathon'

April 4th, 2006 9:52am EDT
Jonny Lee Miller
Angelina Jolie's ex-husband Jonny Lee Miller has pulled out of a gruelling 150 mile marathon across the Sahara desert. The British actor was set to run the Marathon des Sables, a seven day straight sprint across desert, for UK charity Mencap. Instead, he will be filming his new movie, the fittingly titled Marathon, in Los Angeles. A source said: "Jonny would have given the event some much-needed publicity so it was a real blow when he cancelled."

A spokesperson for the actor, who shot to fame in cult Scottish movie Trainspotting, said: "Jonny is very disappointed too. He's been doing a...
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Justin Timberlake Could Be Johnny Rotten

November 8th, 2005 9:16am EST
Justin Timberlake
Johnny Rotten wants Justin Timberlake to play him in an upcoming movie of his life. The former Sex Pistol, real name John Lydon, has revealed he thinks the pop heartthrob would be perfect for the film, which is based on Johnny's 1994 autobiography, 'Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs'.

He explained: "I want Jason (sic) Timberlake to do it. I know it sounds odd and the market he comes from is screaming teen girls, but he's just the kind of bloke who would really, really make an effort. He'd be a workhorse about it."

Johnny has admitted he is even in talks with the hunky singer - ...
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