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Your Netflix August Guide

7/29/2015 11:43am EDT
Narcos
The most typical modern forms of relief from the summer heat are the pool and the air conditioner. If you choose the latter, chances are you’ll be looking to stream some quality content. Here then is the Netflix info you need to know to make it through the dog days of 2015.

As for the site’s originals, August 7 sees Netflix’s first Spanish-language series – “Club de Cuervos,” a dramedy about the Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo soccer team, as well as “Project MC2,” – the story of four tween girls who became secret agents. On August 14, Ty Rux (half dinosaur, half construction truck) will make his ...
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Meghan Trainor Pens Song For Movie

7/29/2015 10:18am EDT
Meghan Trainor Writes A Song For 'Peanuts' Movie
Meghan Trainor is writing a song for the upcoming "Peanuts" movie.

The singer is writing a tune called "Better When I'm Dancin'".

"They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those. I feel better when I'm onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that!" she remarked to People Magazine.

"My grandma always had it on; she always had a lot of cartoons on. I was super-duper young, but I do remember when the show was on, it was huge!" she explained.

Trainor also loves the idea of the new film. She is a big fan of the series and revealed that she loves Charlie Bro...
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Cousins Hailey And Ireland Baldwin Turn Heads On The Red Carpet

7/28/2015 4:14pm EDT
Hailey Baldwin
Monday night's premiere of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation in New York City was a family affair for the Baldwins.

While the film's stars, including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, were all on hand for the big night, it was co-star Alec Baldwin's niece Hailey and daughter Ireland who stole the show.

Hailey took to the red carpet wearing a very form-fitting LBD by Elizabeth & James Kristelle, knocking one out of the park by putting her long, toned legs on display.

The daughter of Alec's youngest brother Stephen, aspiring model Hailey posed for photos with her c...
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'High School Musical' Cast Reunites, See The Pic

7/26/2015 3:05pm EDT
'High School Musical' Cast Reunites On Instagram For 'Descendent
The cast of "High School Musical" reunited for the "Descendents" premiere, and posted a group pic on Instagram. But where were Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens?

Almost 10 years since "High School Musical" made stars of Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu, the cast reunited to honor their mentor and friend, Kelly Ortega, as he celebrated his new original Disney Channel movie, "Descendents."

On July 24, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman and Olesya Rulin attended the fun evening in support of the choreographer and producer.

All of us supportin...
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Russell Crowe Stars In 'The Water Diviner'

7/25/2015 7:01am EDT
Check Out 'The Water Diviner,' On DVD, Blu-ray & More July 28
Four years after the bloody Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) risks his own life to search for his three beloved sons, who never returned home from the war.

Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own terrible losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenka), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan, who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan, a Turkish officer who fought against Connor's boys and who now may be this despe...
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Which Music Legend Wanted To Play This 'Star Wars' Character?

7/24/2015 5:44pm EDT
Jar Jar Binks
Here's a little proof that not all of the decisions George Lucas made with his "Star Wars" prequel trilogy were bad -- Michael Jackson had actually hoped to land the role of the alien Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.

Ahmed Best, who played Binks in the series, recounted how he landed the role in a recent interview with Vice.com, revealing that Lucas knew that Jackson wanted it and that thought that if the singer played the part it would be bigger news than the actual movie.

"Me, Natalie Portman, and George's kids -- we were at Wembley arena at Michael Jackson's ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: Do You Remember 'A Bronx Tale' From 1993?

7/24/2015 12:20pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'A Bronx Tale'
To counteract the bad acting juju of "Pixels" Adam Sandler and cleanse the performance palate the selection this week features top notch work from all involved – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! The movie below has quite a few notables besides being a kick ass five-star gangster flick. It is one of the rare times where a play gets turned into a film without feeling stagnate, it’s the first lead role by one actor and the directing debut of another. It’s definitely one of the great ones – it’s…"A Bronx Tale!"

Calogero Anello is a young Italian boy who lives in the Bronx in New Yor...
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Two Independent Films To Check Out

7/24/2015 10:00am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Dark Was The Night' / 'Synchronicity'
The two films we’re checking out today both seem to see the importance of character work even within a genre setting – meaning plenty of brooding and bravado within a fantastical setting. Reviews of both "Dark Was The Night" and "Synchronicity" below!

Title: "Dark Was The Night"

Stars: 4

Genre: Horror / Drama

Cast: Kevin Durand, Lukas Haas, Bianca Kajlich

Director: Jack Heller

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 98 Minutes

Release Company: RLJ / Image Entertainment

Website: www.darkwasthenightmovie.com

What’s most impressive about "Dark Was The Night" is that it’s essentially...
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'Sharknado 3' Review: 'Sharknado' Has Officially Jumped The Shark

7/23/2015 6:27am EDT
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No
For a critic, reviewing a Sharknado movie is a dream come true. Today, life says to you that fateful morning, you will watch the movie where a tornado full of sharks threatens to engulf the entire East Coast. Life has led you to this moment. Enjoy it.

I tried, life. I really did. But as much as it pains me to say it, I couldn't bring myself to enjoy Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. It's awful. And not the giggly, inspired kind of awful you'd expect from a movie where tornado-propelled sharks eat Jerry Springer. The kind of awful that catches you yawning and checking your watch in the middle of a ...
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Reviews: 'Lila & Eve,' 'Mad Women,' & '10 Cent Pistol'

7/22/2015 11:55am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Lila & Eve' / 'Mad Women' / '10 Cent Pistol'
Today’s trio of flicks feature feisty females with more than a few issues on their plates. Gals out for revenge, mothers, and daughters who engage in unnatural behavior and femme fatales who can play their part when it comes to deception all inhabit this week’s cinema selections. We review "Lila & Eve," "Mad Women" and "10 Cent Pistol" – encapsulated opinions below!

Title: "Lila & Eve"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama

Cast: Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham

Director: Charles Stone III

Rating: R

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Release Company: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Website: www.lilaande...
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