Judith Holstra

  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (May 24 – May 30)

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock. DON’T…

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  • ‘Tomorrowland’ Exposes Hollywood’s Originality Problem

    “Tomorrowland’s” middling debut points to a nagging problem in Hollywood. As much as people claim they love fresh and unique movies, they’re more likely to shell out money for sequels and reboots. Despite the combined star power of George Clooney and “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, audiences…

    Variety
  • Disney's Most Important Hit Of 2015 Isn't 'Avengers' Or 'Star Wars'

    Walt Disney will survive Tomorrowland. The Mouse House was obviously looking for something other than the $32 million Fri-Sun and (projected) $41m Fri-Mon debut that they got from the $190m Brad Bird sci-fi adventure this Memorial Day weekend. But the relative disappointment is another blow to the…

    Forbes
  • Cannes: 21 Films That Stood Out at the 2015 Festival

    Variety critics Scott Foundas, Justin Chang, Peter Debruge, Guy Lodge, Jay Weissberg and Maggie Lee weighed in with their choices for the 21 best films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival (listed in alphabetical order): 1. “Amy.” British director Asif Kapadia followed up his 2010 “Senna” with this…

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  • Director of Controversial Czech TV Series Defends Wartime Nazi Occupation Show

    Zora Cejnkova says the format of the reality show that features three generations of a Czech family living in a remote mountain village with actors playing Nazis and Gestapo officers is respectful, closer to BBC's 'Living History' than a reality show.

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  • Taiwan celebrates Hou's best director award at Cannes

    Taiwan celebrated Monday after Hou Hsiao-hsien took the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival, with the country’s president saying the prize had helped bolster the island's image on the world stage. "The innovation and its colourful way of telling the story has inspired a new trend in the…

    AFP
  • Charter Nears $55B Deal To Buy Time Warner Cable: Reports

    Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable are close to a merger agreement that would see the cabler pay $195 per share in cash and stock, Bloomberg reports. The deal which the Wall Street Journal valued at about $55 billion could be announced as soon as tomorrow. Charter would pay $100 a share…

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  • Animated Film ‘Song of the Sea’ Wins Top Prize at Irish Film and Television Awards

    LONDON — Children’s animated feature “Song of the Sea” won the top film prize at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, which took place at the Mansion House in Dublin on Sunday. “Frank” picked up several awards, including director for Lenny Abrahamson, and supporting…

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  • NASCAR 600 Ratings Slow Down, ‘Battle Creek’ Ends Even, ‘A.D.’ Ratings Dip

    The first Sunday after the 2014-15 television season officially ended was fairly light on originals with repeats all over the schedule and some intense NBA Playoff action over on cable. But that didn't mean there wasn't a finale on broadcast plus some very very fast cars and some ongoing freshman…

    Deadline
  • 6 Movies That Show the Music Festival Experience

    If you can't afford to make it to a music festival this summer, you can have the experience vicariously through one of these movies instead.

    The Cheat Sheet
  • Saban Films Picks Up John Travolta's 'I Am Wrath'

    A deal was struck at the Cannes Film Festival in which Saban Films picked up the North American rights to the action thriller I Am Wrath, starring John Travolta as

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  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    CANNES, France (AP) — Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.

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  • Cannes winner puts refugee issue up on the screen

    The debate around the world about what to do with growing waves of desperate migrants will be spurred by a Cannes Film Festival triumph for a movie that looks at the plight of a refugee hero. "Dheepan", a French movie about a Sri Lankan former soldier's struggles in a Paris ghetto in the grip of…

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    Cannes: Selfies

    Stars talk selfies at the Cannes film festival.

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  • Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject John Nash

    “A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey. Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment…

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    Cannes: Women In Motion Conversations - Salma Hayek, Frances McDormand and More

    Women In Motion Conversations at Cannes Film Festival: Salma Hayek, Frances McDormand and more.

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