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Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows like 'Sex Education' in exchange for removing one satire episode that criticized the kingdom, CEO Reed Hastings said

A still from an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj." Netflix Saudi Arabia let Netflix show explicit content in exchange for the removal of a satirical show that criticized the Crown Prince, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said. Netflix confirmed on January 1, 2019, that an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" was removed after a legal complaint from Saudi Arabia. In the show Minhaj condemned Saudi Arabia for covering up the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and mocked Crown Prin...
Tags: Politics, Entertainment, Washington Post, France, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, News UK, Orange, Yemen, Mohammed, Patriot Act, Reed Hastings, Hastings, Mohammed bin Salman


Beyond Fest 2020 Schedule: ‘Freaky’, ‘Possessor’, ‘Saint Maud’, a David Lynch Triple Feature, and More

Beyond Fest, the annual L.A.-based genre film festival, has announced its full line-up for this year’s event. Comprised of double and triple features and taking place at the Mission Tiki Drive-In theater in Los Angeles, the festival will feature the world premieres of Christopher Landon‘s body-swapping Blumhouse horror film Freaky as well as the Robert Forster-led werewolf film The Wolf of Snow Hollow, plus the West Coast premieres of Rose Glass‘s Saint Maud, Justin Simien‘s Bad Hair, and many ...
Tags: Usa, UK, Movies, France, US, Los Angeles, Canada, West Coast, David Lynch, Eventbrite, Film Festivals, Rob Reiner, Jim Cummings, Robert Forster, John Frankenheimer, Justin Simien


2020 Beyond Fest Slate Revealed Including Freaky, Bad Hair & More!

2020 Beyond Fest slate revealed including Freaky, Bad Hair & more! Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, has revealed its complete slate of 2020 programming over seven nights of double-bill features including the world premieres of Christopher Landon’s Freaky, the West Coast premiere of Justin Simien’s Bad Hair and more! RELATED: Freaky Trailer: Kathryn Newton Swaps Bodies With a Serial Killer PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = P...
Tags: Usa, UK, Movies, France, US, Canada, West Coast, David Lynch, Benson, Brandon, Mulholland Drive, Moorhead, Blumhouse, Rob Reiner, Jim Cummings, John Frankenheimer


Winsor McCay's son returns home from World War I

 The Library of Congress has introduced a new search feature for their newspaper collection's images - News Navigator. Times Artist and His Soldier-Son Washington Times March 11 1919 Winsor McCay, the famous cartoonist, whose drawings often appear on the editorial page of The Times, welcoming his son, Sergt. Robert Winsor McCay, jr., who returned from France recently with the Twenty-seventh New York Division. Sergeant McCay was awarded the British Military Medal for gallantry in actio...
Tags: Comics, New York, Congress, Washington, France, Propaganda, Cartoon, Times, Washington Times, McKay, Yerington, Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, McCay, Hindenburg, Mike Rhode


Exclusive Clip From Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection

Exclusive clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection ABKCO Films has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive clip from Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection, a retrospective look at the acclaimed Chilean filmmaker’s work featuring three of his films remastered as well as a short film, bonus features and CD soundtracks for two of the films! Check out the clip in the player below! Click here to purchase Alejandro Jodorowsky: 4K Restoration Collection! RELATED...
Tags: UK, New York, Movies, Mexico, France, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, House, Italy, Columbia University, Scandinavia, Cannes film festival, Freud, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Minerva Pictures, Alamo


New Release Review [Cinema/VOD] - THE MAN IN THE HAT

Driving around the south of France, a stoic man encounters a variety of oddballs. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Movies, France, Digital, Vod, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


Pop Culture Imports: ‘#Alive,’ ‘Bacurau,’ ‘Cuties,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, we have quite a collection of international movies, from the critically acclaimed to the wildly controversial. The latter of which was a controversy that I was reluctant to wade into, but this is a column sharing the best in international titles, and that film at the center of the controversy falls into that category. If you don’t know what I’m talking...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Movies, France, Los Angeles, Senegal, Features, Netflix, Ocean, Brazil, Busan, Beckham, Chinatown, Alive, Amy, North East


Fantastic Fest 2020 Offering Free Virtual Screenings of Films to Anyone in the United States

Fantastic Fest 2020 is going (mostly) virtual this year, and unlike many of the other film festivals of the pandemic era, this one is opening its digital doors to every person in the United States. While there will be a couple of in-person events in Austin, Texas, the annual home of the festival, most of the screenings will be free for anyone to watch in the U.S. Get the line-up below. Before we go any further, it’s important to note that Alamo Drafthouse, the theater chain associated with Fa...
Tags: Usa, Movies, France, US, Canada, United States, Estonia, Bella Thorne, Drafthouse, Grey, Brian De Palma, Bobby, Austin Texas, Kevin, Claire, Anton


Review: The Andorra Hustle

— by BEV QUESTAD — Andorra, the setting for this revealing film, is a miniature picturesque country with ski resorts and duty-free shopping tucked between Spain and France in the Pyrenees Mountains. But the embedded details of banking corruption, money laundering and back-stabbing juxtapose a dark and dangerous alternate life. What makes this investigative film […]
Tags: Reviews, Movies, France, Spain, Andorra, Eric Morola


New US Trailer for Belgian Cyclist Film 'The Racer' with Louis Talpe

"Why risk your life like that?" Gravitas has unveiled an official US trailer for indie cycling drama titled The Racer, made by filmmaker Kieron J. Walsh, and supported by Screen Ireland and Blinder Films. It was supposed to be premiere at this year's SXSW Film Festival, now it'll be on VOD this month. The film tells the true story of a professional cyclist named Dom Chabol, a Belgian support rider. After being dropped from the team on his last race in 1998, he is reinstated following a dopin...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, US, Indies, Dom, Blinder, To Watch, Karel Roden, Screen Ireland, Kieron J Walsh, Louis Talpe, Dom Chabol, Matteo Simoni Tara Lee Iain Glen


New to Stream: Netflix and Chills 2020 Lineup Announced

New to Stream: Netflix and Chills 2020 Lineup Announced With Halloween just around the corner, the Netflix and Chills 2020 lineup has been announced for all the thrills, frights, and Halloween delights headed to the streamer this spooky season (via Vital Thrills). You can check out the schedule below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie =...
Tags: England, Movies, France, Bbc, Rebecca, Netflix, Munich, Italy, South Sudan, Angel, Salem, Tom Felton, Leo, Bronx, Jack, Ryan Murphy


French Citizen Blows up Home While Chasing Fly

The simple task of ending the life of a pesky fly has turned into a traumatic ordeal for one man residing in France, as his effort resulted in the partial explosive destruction of his home. The 80-year-old man noticed the fly intruding on his domain and considered it an annoyance, prompting him to reach for […]
Tags: France, Accidents, International, Fail, Bizarre, Fires, Anime, Insects


Full Festival Trailer for Dupieux's Hilarious Giant Fly Film 'Mandibules'

"Never saw them, never met them." Memento Films in France has revealed the first full festival trailer for the film Mandibules, the latest from wacky French musician / filmmaker Quentin Dupieux. This just premiered at the Venice Film Festival last weekend to mostly rave reviews (here's mine) and it's going to hit the Sitges Film Festival next this fall. Two simple-minded friends discover a giant fly in the trunk of a car and decide to domesticate it to earn money with it. But it's about more...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Venice Film Festival, Indies, Dave Chapman, Quentin Dupieux, To Watch, Foreign Film, Sitges Film Festival, Bruno Lochet Coralie Russier, David Marsais, La Mouche


The 2020 Fall Movie Preview (Streaming)

The 2020 Fall Movie Preview (Streaming) Comingsoon.net is taking a look at movies set to become available digitally this Fall! Check them out below! RELATED: Check Out ComingSoon’s Fall 2020 TV Preview! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = goo...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, England, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, California, France, China, Virginia, India, John Lennon, Time, Disney


‘Criminal’ Season 2 Trailer: Kit Harington Gets Interrogated in Netflix Crime Drama

Kit Harington is making his first return to television after wrapping up an eight-season run on Game of Thrones, and this time…he knows something. But he’s not letting up on what that something is, in the second season of Criminal, Netflix’s British crime procedural. Introduced as a unique international experiment on Netflix, Criminal returns for season 2 with only a U.K. edition, featuring guest stars like Harington, Kunal Nayyar, Sharon Horgan, and Sophie Okonedo. Watch the Criminal season 2 ...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, Drama, France, Germany, Spain, Netflix, David Tennant, Criminal, Sharon Horgan, Kit Harington, Hayley Atwell, Kunal Nayyar, Mystery/Suspense, TV Trailer


The most anticipated TV shows returning in September

"The Boys" season 2 Amazon Prime Video Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated returning TV shows in the US using data from the television-tracking app TV Time.September includes Prime Video's "The Boys" and FX's "Fargo."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The Boys are almost back.Amazon Prime Video's mature superhero series, "The Boys," returns for its second season on Friday. The season has already received glowing reviews, with a 96% critic score on Rot...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Media, Entertainment, France, US, Trends, Features, Rome, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Baby, Kansas City, Rotten Tomatoes, Chris Rock


New Mutants Lands at the Top of the Weekend Box Office!

New Mutants Lands at the Top of the Weekend Box Office! The box office is back! Well, kinda. Even though a majority of theaters still haven’t opened, a handful of releases earned a semi-respectable amount of cash in limited release. Taking the top spot was Disney/20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants, which hauled in $7 million in its first weekend. Keep in mind that, according to Deadline, only 62% of theaters are open and auditorium capacity restrictions allow for only 25%-50% occupancy. E...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, France, Germany, Disney, Russell Crowe, Box Office, Nolan, Rotten Tomatoes, Dunkirk, Boone, Tenet, WB, David Copperfield, Keanu Reeves Alex Winter, Weekend Box Office


This former Doctor Who takes on ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams in home invasion thriller

Sylvester McCoy was so delighted by the nefarious side of his character in the darkly comedic thriller “The Owners” that he could scarcely wait to slip free of his mild-mannered facade when the shoot began. “I wanted to get to the nasty part really quickly,” McCoy says by phone from his home “up a mountain in a medieval village” in France recently. “But Julius (Berg), the director, kept saying, ‘Hold back, not yet.’” In “The Owners,” the 77-year-old McCoy plays Dr. Huggins, an elderly practition...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, London, Movies, France, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Williams, Liverpool, Ellen, Maisie Williams, Arya Stark, John Krasinski, Tom Clancy


Elizabeth Debicki to Star in World War II Spy Thriller Limited Series ‘Code Name Hélène’

Just recently, The Great Gatsby and Tenet star Elizabeth Debicki was cast as Princess Diana for the last two seasons of The Crown. But an upcoming limited series will take her even further back into history. Elizabeth Debicki will bring her towering, elegant stature to the new international limited series Code Name Hélène, which will tell the true story of Nancy Grace Augusta Wake, a New Zealand-born journalist who became a ferociously brave spy and one of the most powerful leaders of the Frenc...
Tags: Amazon, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, France, War, Britain, United States, Paris, New Zealand, Diana, Nancy, True Story, Hearst


New ‘Mulan’ Featurette Praises Yifei Liu as the Noble Warrior as Disney+ Reveals International VOD Pricing

We’re just under two weeks away from the release of Mulan as a premium VOD release on Disney+. It’s a first for the Walt Disney Company’s streaming service, and it could set a new precedent for certain theatrical releases to follow suit. That means Disney has to spread the word about how people can watch the movie through their Disney+ accounts, and the studio hopes a new featurette focusing on star Yifei Liu will push audiences to make the effort to figure it out. Meanwhile, new details on Mul...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Movies, Australia, France, Fantasy, Disney, Spain, United States, Malaysia, Italy, New Zealand, Walt Disney Company, Mulan, Jet Li, Remakes


New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 Lineup

New to Stream: The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 lineup The Criterion Channel, a streaming service from the niche home video distributor for film aficionados, has unveiled its lineup of programming for the month of September, which will include Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking drama Boyhood, along with a large roster of contemporary and classic films and double features! RELATED: New to Stream: Arrow Video Channel’s September 2020 Lineup PB = PB || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Movie News, Streaming, The Criterion Channel


First Teaser Trailer for Cute French Animated Feature 'Little Vampire'

"Friends for eternity." Studiocanal in France has released the first official teaser trailer for a cute animated movie titled Little Vampire, the latest creation from acclaimed filmmaker Joann Sfar (of Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, The Rabbi's Cat). This fun French animation, with the title Petit Vampire in French, is about a "little vampire" who lives in a haunted house with a merry group of monsters. He's been 10 years old for 300 years now, it's been a long time since anything amuses him. Hi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Animation, Gainsbourg, Joann Sfar, To Watch, Petit Vampire, Quentin Faure


New to Stream: MUBI’s September 2020 Film Slate

New to Stream: MUBI’s September 2020 film slate MUBI, the premier streaming service for curated films, has revealed its September lineup, including new retrospectives, tributes and exclusive premieres, the month kicking off with the exclusive online premiere of Isadora’s Children, a deftly choreographed drama by emerging French auteur Damien Manivel that brings together his passions for film and dance. RELATED: New to Hulu September 2020: All the Movies & Shows Coming & Going ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Movies, France, Berlin, Time, Taiwan, Hungary, United States, Armenia, Streaming, Lincoln Center, Cannes, Renoir, Rotterdam, Mubi


International Trailer for 'Falling' Written/Directed by Viggo Mortensen

"Heaven doesn't want him, and hell keeps sending him back…" Metropolitan Films in France has unveiled the first international trailer for an indie dementia drama titled Falling, which is the feature directorial debut of actor Viggo Mortensen. This initially premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to rather mixed reviews - good and bad; it was also selected for the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to writing and directing the film, Mortensen also stars as John, who lives wi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Los Angeles, David Cronenberg, John, Viggo Mortensen, Eric, Willis, Indies, Mortensen, To Watch, Lance Henriksen, Terry Chen, Metropolitan Films, Sverrir Gudnason Laura Linney Hannah Gross


Watch: Wacky French Animated Short 'I'm Going Out for Cigarettes'

"It's your turn to do the dishes." This "masterpiece" short film was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film at the Cesar Awards earlier this year, France's version of the Oscars. I'm Going Out for Cigarettes, also known as Je Sors Acheter Des Cigarettes originally in French, is written and directed by animation filmmaker Osman Cerfon. The film is about a 12-year-old boy who lives with his mother and sister, while men with the same face begin appearing around his apartment. The film exami...
Tags: Movies, France, Short Film, To Watch, Osman Cerfon


Pop Culture Imports: ‘Let the Sunshine In,’ ‘Inuyasha,’ ‘Priceless,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Love, or heartbreak, is in the air, depending on what foreign-language film or show you’re watching from this week’s Pop Culture Imports column. Is there a reason for the selection of romance-themed titles? Who can say? But whatever the case, it’s time to bask in the middle-aged heartbreak of the best Claire Denis-Juliette Binoche collaboration Let the Sunshine In, or watch two hustlers ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Hollywood, Movies, France, Features, Alaska, Tokyo, Denis, Hulu, Audrey Hepburn, Priceless, Isabella, Nick Miller, Tiffany, Roland Barthes


Cannibal Canoe

A Frenchman, an Englishman, and a New Yorker are captured by cannibals. The chief cannibal comes to them and says, "The bad news is that now that we've caught you, we're going to kill you, put you in a pot, cook you, eat you, and then use your skins to build a canoe. The good news is that you get to choose how you die." The Frenchman says, "I take zee sword." The chief gives him a sword, he says, "Vive la France!" and runs himself through. The Englishman says, "Right--a pistol for me, please." T...
Tags: France, Humor, God, New Yorker, Vive, Gim


John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Fantasia Film Festival

There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days. John Carpen...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, France, China, Kung Fu, Taiwan, Athens, Belgium, Brazil, Chevy, Stephen Chow


EXp CEO envisions surpassing 100K agents in ‘next few years’

An agent count of 100,000 would make eXp Realty the biggest brokerage in the U.S., with twice the number as its leading competitor, Realogy Brokerage Group.
Tags: France, India, Radio, South Africa, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Exp Realty, Glenn Sanford, Exp World Holdings


EXp CEO envisions surpassing 100,000 agents in ‘next few years’

An agent count of 100,000 would make eXp Realty the biggest brokerage in the US, with twice the number as its leading competitor, Realogy Brokerage Group.
Tags: France, India, US, Radio, South Africa, Industry News, Brokerage, Select, Exp Realty, Glenn Sanford, Exp World Holdings



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