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Karyn Kusama to Direct Horror Movie ‘Breed’ Based on Chase Novak’s Novel

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Karyn Kusama to Direct Horror Movie ‘Breed’ Based on Chase Novak’s Novel
Karyn Kusama is set to direct the upcoming horror movie “Breed” based on the book by Chase Novak, Variety reports. The story centers on a wealthy New York couple whose experiences with an Eastern European fertility clinic a decade ago come back to haunt them.

Read More: 10 Things We Learned About Karyn Kusama’s Tumultuous Career from Her BuzzFeed Profile

The script is being written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who will also produce. Scott Frank is also producing for Fox via his recently executed production deal with the studio. Kusama, Hay, and Manfredi previously worked together on the 2015 thriller “The Invitation,” starring Tammy Blanchard and Logan Marshall-Green. Scott Spencer, who uses the pen name Chase Novak, previously wrote the novels “Endless Love,” which was turned into a film of the same name in 2014, and “Waking the Dead,” adapted for the screen in 2000.

Breed” marks Frank’s first project
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‘The Invitation’ Director Karyn Kusama to Tackle Fox Horror Flick ‘Breed’

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Karyn Kusama, who directed the 2o16 Logan Marshall-Green cult horror thriller “The Invitation,” has signed on to direct the upcoming Fox horror film “Breed,” and she’s bringing her team with her. “Invitation” writers and producers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will reprise those roles for “Breed,” which is based on a novel of the same name by Chase Novak — whose pen name is Scott Spencer (“Endless Love,” “Waking the Dead”). “Breed” follows an upscale New York couple who are struggling to conceive a child and turn to a questionable and controversial Eastern European clinic. Ten years later, after-effects from that procedure.
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One Thing I Love Today: Was the second season of 'Fargo' the best movie of 2015?

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One Thing I Love Today: Was the second season of 'Fargo' the best movie of 2015?
One Thing I Love Today is a daily column dedicated to putting a spotlight on some pop culture item worth your attention. After all, there's enough snark out there. Why not start every day with one quick shotgun blast of positivity? Noah Hawley is a True Believer. There is no reason whatsoever that a television show based on Fargo should work, but after finishing season two of the FX series, I am blown away by what he's accomplished and by the sheer force of his love for Joel and Ethan Coen. Homage and inspiration are similar, but not the exact same things. Homage is fine, but I think you can only go so far with it. Inspiration, though, is something else. Real inspiration is a springboard to something new, something that is genuinely yours. One person looks at something and sees and processes it a certain way, and someone else
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Randy Ostrow Speaks On The Passing of Filmmaker, Producer and Friend Stuart Kleinman

Filmmaker and lawyer Stuart Kleinman passed away this Monday at the age of 57 of a heart attack in his New York home. After going to law school in the wake of a brief career in graphic design, Kleinman became Vice President of ICM and President of Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures, where his love of film led to him fostering the early careers of filmmakers such as Mathieu Kassovitz and Shunji Iwai and producing such films as "Waking the Dead" and "Home for the Holidays." In 2004, five years after becoming a Partner at New York's Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, Kleinman returned to the writing and producing, spending much of his time focussing on political topics over a broad range of issues, and continued to work on such discussions in recent years Randy Ostrow met Stuart when they both attended Scarsdale Junior High in the late '60s, quickly becoming friends over shared interests in film,
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Jodie Foster will produce and direct a Showtime crime drama

Jodie Foster will direct and produce an upcoming drama pilot for Showtime. The project, called "Angie's Body," focuses on a sexy and dangerous woman who leads a family crime syndicate.

The project is Foster's first directorial effort for TV, Deadline reports.

Foster will executive produce the project along with writer Rob Fresco ("Touch," "Heroes") and Russ Krasnoff ("Community").

A two-time Oscar winner for acting, Foster has put much of her focus on behind-the-scenes roles over the past several years. She has directed three feature films: "Little Man Tate," "Home for the Holidays" and "The Beaver." Foster also produced several movies, including "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys," "Waking the Dead" and "Nell" (in which she also starred).

Foster has much less experience with television directing and producing. Her only previous TV directing credit was for an episode of "Tales from the Darkside" in 1988. In 1998, she returned to an off-screen television
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TV Od with Julia Raeside: Secret Eaters

In a post-McKeith landscape of diet TV, new show Secret Eaters adds surveillance and mortuary slabs to the (cake) mix

Television has a weird fascination with our relationship with food. It can't seem to stop nagging us about it. Channel 4 in particular is constantly all up in our mush, asking what we've had for dinner. A new series, Secret Eaters (Wed, 8pm, Channel 4), aims to help self-confessed chubbers work out why they're overweight by pinpointing just how many calories they're cramming down their hungry pipes. The participants think they live on salad and ice cubes yet somehow, inexplicably, weigh the same as a car. But while the word "secret" implies a mystery, this is the worst whodunnit ever, with the killer in plain sight throughout.

Presenter Anna Richardson is on the case: cue a Homeland-style montage of the crew rigging a house with spy cameras, followed by half-an-hour of edited mastication,
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A Voice-less Sunday gives The Block top spot

Nine’s The Block has won its first Sunday night since the show’s 2012 start.

As The Voice goes into its ‘battle rounds’, the high-rating singing competition dropped its Sunday show, which allowed The Block to claim top spot with 1.561m across the five city metro markets, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

Nine News Sunday took second place with 1.502m, followed closely by Seven News Sunday on 1.5m.

Seven’s Dancing With the Stars is struggling to capture the same numbers as in previous seasons, the show averaged around the 1.5m mark last year. Last night it did its seasonal best with 1.238m in fifth place for total viewers, benefiting from the lack of The Voice, which it had gone head to head with in its first two weeks.

The series return took 1.076m on Sunday 15 April and last week took 0.991. However, Seven still had the highest channel share
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The Voice shouts with massive 2.69m viewers

The Voice achieved its biggest audience yet with 2.69m viewers tuning in to watch the talent contest last night on Nine.

The two-hour show came out in front of the network’s tele-movie about the mining disaster Beaconsfield, which pulled in 1.637m in the 8.30pm time slot that followed The Voice, according to preliminary results from OzTam.

The two shows helped Nine win the night with 38.2%. Seven was second 19.3% and Ten was third with 13.1%.

Ten’s new drama Touch picked up 741,000 for its debut episode, peaking at 867,000 viewers.

Seven News reach 1.409m viewers, but Nine News beat it with an audience of 1.489m.

Sunday’s top 15 shows:

1. The Voice Nine 2.691m

2. Beaconsfield Nine 1.637m

3. Nine News Nine 1.489m

4. Seven News Seven 1.409m

5. Bones Seven 1.001m

6. Dancing with the Stars Seven 0.991m

7. ABC News ABC 0.866m

8. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.780m

9. Modern Family Ten 0.754m

10. Touch Ten 0.742m

11. Two on the
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Massive ratings night sees The Voice blast through 2m for Nine

Nine’s new music talent contest The Voice stormed to opening ratings of 2.177m.

The show, produced by Shine, marked the relauch of Nine’s schedule after the Easter ratings break. It also recorded a peak audience of 2.9m.

Nine’s marathon presentation of The Logies TV awards rated an average of 1.378m according to preliminary overnight metro ratings from OzTam. The red carpet arrivals segment averaged 1.805m.

Seven’s series return of Dancing With The Stars, produced by Freehand, rated a credible 1.076m while its Titanic special sank to 545,000.

For Ten, The Biggest Loser, produced by Fremantle Media averaged 739,000.

Top 15 shows:

1. The Voice Nine 2.177

2. TV Week Logie Awards – Arrivals Nine 1.805

3. Nine News Nine 1.430

4. TV Week Logie Awards Nine 1.379

5. Seven News Seven 1.336

6. Dancing with the Stars Seven 1.076

7. ABC News ABC 0.813

8. The Biggest Loser Ten 0.739

9. Modern Family Ten 0.724

10. Australia: The Time Traveller’s Guide ABC 0.699

11. Waking the Dead ABC 0.653

12. New Girl
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Albert Nobbs – Video On Demand, Pay-Per-View April 10; On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download, On Demand May 15

Consumers looking to view one of the best performances of the year will have a chance to see Glenn Close in the celebrated three-time Oscar® nominee Albert Nobbs for a limited two week engagement on Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View beginning April 10th through April 24th. The sneak peek will come one month ahead of the film’s debut on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and Digital Download May 15th.

The drama stars six-time Oscar® nominee* Glenn Close, who gives a “powerhouse performance”. (New York Post), as Albert. An impressive supporting cast includes two-time Academy Award® nominee** Janet McTeer, along with Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right), Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Showtime’s “The Tudors”.). Directed “with grit and grace”. (Rolling Stone) by Rodrigo Garcia (Mother and Child), the film is based on the novella by Irish author George Moore and features a story by Istvan Szabo and screenplay by Gabriella Prekop,
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Game Of Thrones: Season 2: Full List of New Characters/Actors

Full listing of Game of Thrones Season 2 New Characters and Actors. Major and minor characters for Game of Thrones: Season 2 have been casting for months now. We have compiled a list of them all from different sources so that you will know what characters will be in Season 2 of HBO‘s Game of Thrones and who would be playing them. There are major spoilers below, especially if you have not read the A Song of Ice and Fire books so be warned. I personally have only shimmed over the detailed information below as I want characters and their motivations kept in shadow as much as possible. The list will be updated when new characters are cast so you might want to bookmark this page.

We previously posted on casting for Season 2 of Game of Thrones here: Game of Thrones: Season 2 Casts Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane,
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New Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant Watch: Sept 19th – 25th

New Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant Watch – Friday September 23rd For Colored Girls

Rated R | 2010

Flickchart Ranking: #11640

Times Ranked: 347

Win Percentage: 37%

Top-20 Rankings: 2 Users

Directed By: Tyler Perry

Starring: Kimberly Elise • Janet Jackson • Thandie NewtonLoretta DevineWhoopi Goldberg

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New Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant Watch – Saturday September 24th Trust

Rated R | 2011

Flickchart Ranking: #5757

Times Ranked: 539

Win Percentage: 53%

Top-20 Rankings: 8 Users

Directed By: David Schwimmer

Starring: Catherine KeenerClive OwenJason ClarkeViola DavisNoah Emmerich

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The Big Bang

Rated R | 2011

Flickchart Ranking: #12407

Times Ranked: 81

Win Percentage: 49%

Top-20 Rankings: 3 Users

Directed By: Tony Krantz

Starring: Antonio BanderasThomas KretschmannWilliam FichtnerSienna GuilloryRobert Maillet

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Expiring from Netflix Instant on September 19th The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) – Peter Weller, Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow The Life Before Her Eyes (2007) – Uma Thurman Quid Pro Quo (2008) – Vera Farmiga Expiring from Netflix Instant on September 23rd A bunch of British shows: Saxondale, Big Cat Diary,
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TV turn-ons and turn-offs

This week's hits and misses

Turn-ons

Old Grey Whistle Test night

Auntie plunders archives for belting anthropological study of Homo seriousrockensis.

Antiques Roadshow

F Bruce moistens desiccated format via provocative knitwear/ooh-based approach to commemorative teaspoons.

Spooks

More oak veneer espionage & Ext: Whitehall eyebrow work from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Firth.

Britain's Best Drives

Jocund social history secures roof-rack with solid journalistic ropes; proceeds to vroom down nostalgic byroads.

Turn-offs

Reel History of Britain

Bragg's interminable mobile sob-quest trundles into boohoo-on-sea for more cinematic bereavement.

Highland Emergency

Tales of buggered bumbags/dented Thermoses panicked-up via thunderous Voiceover & crash-zooms of Heather.

The Body Farm

Further spurious maggotry & advanced script decomposition from calamitous Waking The Dead spin-off/afterbirth.

Channel 5

Big Brother? The Bachelor? Real Food Family Cook-Off? September is the cruellest month.

TelevisionSarah Dempster

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Rewind TV: The Body Farm; Too Big to Fail; The Queen's Palaces; Billy Connolly's Route 66; Planet Dinosaur – review

The BBC have found a suitably preposterous successor to Waking the Dead while the sub-prime crisis gets the full-star treatment on Sky Atlantic

The Body Farm (BBC1) | iPlayer

Too Big to Fail (Sky Atlantic)

The Queen's Palaces (BBC1) | iPlayer

Billy Connolly's Route 66 (ITV1) | ITV Player

Planet Dinosaur (BBC1) | iPlayer

For those who can't get enough of rotting, bloated corpses – and the long tailback of TV forensics dramas suggests there's someone on every sofa who fits this bill – The Body Farm was the perfect Tuesday night alternative to Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels.

The series is a spin-off from the popular Waking the Dead insofar as it gives further employment to Tara Fitzgerald as alluring Dr Eve Lockhart, now in charge of a mysterious-sounding lab set up in the middle of nowhere to carry out mysterious-sounding research on bodies supplied by mysterious-sounding "donors". Having possibly confused myself with the trailers,
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Rewind TV: The Body Farm; Too Big to Fail; The Queen's Palaces; Billy Connolly's Route 66; Planet Dinosaur – review

The BBC have found a suitably preposterous successor to Waking the Dead while the sub-prime crisis gets the full-star treatment on Sky Atlantic

The Body Farm (BBC1) | iPlayer

Too Big to Fail (Sky Atlantic)

The Queen's Palaces (BBC1) | iPlayer

Billy Connolly's Route 66 (ITV1) | ITV Player

Planet Dinosaur (BBC1) | iPlayer

For those who can't get enough of rotting, bloated corpses – and the long tailback of TV forensics dramas suggests there's someone on every sofa who fits this bill – The Body Farm was the perfect Tuesday night alternative to Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels.

The series is a spin-off from the popular Waking the Dead insofar as it gives further employment to Tara Fitzgerald as alluring Dr Eve Lockhart, now in charge of a mysterious-sounding lab set up in the middle of nowhere to carry out mysterious-sounding research on bodies supplied by mysterious-sounding "donors". Having possibly confused myself with the trailers,
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Keith Allen: 'I hardly ever drink – and I make my own pesto'

The actor used to be a hellraiser. Not any more …

It's an all-white dining room, the St John Hotel: white walls, white tablecloths, and there in the corner is a dark, somewhat hairy patch that, on closer inspection, turns out to be Keith Allen. He has his laptop out and only slightly reluctantly, it seems, turns away from his screen and towards me.

It was his idea to come to here because "I know Margot and Fergus and I wanted to see what it's like". Fergus being Fergus Henderson, the chef who pioneered nose-to-tail eating at St John Bar & Restaurant, in Smithfield, almost two decades ago, and Margot, his wife. The St John Hotel, just off Leicester Square in central London, is a sister hotel and restaurant, their latest venture, opening earlier this year. "It was actually Margot I met first. At the Groucho Club. In the halcyon days."

The
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New Sky sitcom based around the school Gates

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Filming started today in Enfield on a brand new six part comedy for Sky called Gates, a character based sitcom based around relationships formed between parents at the school gates.

Tom Ellis and Joanna Page play parents Mark and Helen who’ve recently moved to the South East where their nine-year-old daughter is starting at a new primary school. And they’re about to discover what happens when your children choose your friends.

Essentially a character comedy, but with a nod to those sketch-like moments of madness which can only ever happen in the playground, Gates casts an eye on how relationships with parents formed during fifteen minutes of a school drop off and pick up can so easily take over your life. The school gates can be an unforgiving, socially exposed political minefield.

Gates boasts a distinguished cast that also includes:

Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Waking The Dead), Tony Gardner (Lead Balloon,
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Doctor Who BBC Worldwide's biggest-selling TV show internationally

Along with brands including Top Gear, Lonely Planet and BBC Earth, Dr Who helps commercial arm earn £308m in revenue

Doctor Who was BBC Worldwide's biggest-selling TV show internationally last year and, along with brands including Top Gear, Lonely Planet, the international version of Strictly Come Dancing and BBC Earth, helped earn more than £300m in revenue.

The exploitation of everything from TV programmes to live events, DVDs and magazines for the five BBC power brands raked in £308.1m in revenue for BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, in the year to the end of March.

This represented a 12.6% year-on-year revenue increase for the elite group of brands, which will be soon be joined by Walking with Dinosaurs. These brands accounted for 27% of the total £1.16bn revenues BBC Worldwide made last year. BBC Worldwide said that 45% of its total sales now come from just 12 brands.

The top five individual
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Paul Darrow on Blake's 7, Minister Of Chance and the Star Wars Mmorpg

Generally, I have avoided trying to interview the personal heroes of my youth; it's too risky to one's cherished perceptions. But when faced with the opportunity to chat with Paul Darrow, the British actor who played the laconic and back-shooting anti-hero Avon of 'Blake's 7' (as well as the voice of Grand Moff Tarkin and other characters in 'Star Wars' videogames), I figured I'd take a chance. After all, if he shot me down in flames, at least he'd be in character...

I was, of course, delighted to find that Mr. Darrow retains all the charm and more of his most famous role without the accompanying barbs. Here we chat about Paul's excellent turn as Lord Rathen in the exceptional Sf/fantasy audio drama 'The Minister Of Chance', as well as how Avon came to shoot people in the back despite being the 'hero' of a major BBC sci-fi show,
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Sure Shots: Christopher Nolan; Animal Farm; Matthew Fox and Ed Harris won't be in World War Z

* Christopher Nolan is taking all that clout(and money) he's earned over the years and turned his attention towards producing. He'll be overseeing Zack Snyder's Man of Steel later in the year, and now he's also picked up the rights to an unknown book to be adapted for the big screen. Keith Gordon(The Singing Detective, Waking the Dead) will direct what is being described as a supernatural
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