Chelsea Handler Turns To Filmmaking For New Netflix Deal

chelsea-handler-netflixContrary to what we were originally led to believe, CHELSEA HANDLER won’t be doing a new talk show when she first appears on Netflix later this year. Addressing reporters at yesterday’s Television Critics Association press conference, HANDLER admitted that Netflix wasn’t ready for a nightly talk show and she decided to use the opportunity to, instead, write and star in a series of four feature-length documentaries under the umbrella title of ‘CHELSEA DOES…‘ (the four actual titles are ‘CHELSEA DOES RACISM‘, ‘CHELSEA DOES MARRIAGE‘, ‘CHELSEA DOES SILICON VALLEY‘ and ‘CHELSEA DOES DRUGS‘).

Speaking to the crowd, HANDLER said that, after seven years on E!, she was ready for a challenge because she ‘had to get my brain working again’. She was also very candid in saying that she doesn’t, at all, miss the grind of a daily show. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

The ‘CHELSEA DOES…‘ series will debut on Netflix later this year.

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Season Four Of ‘Longmire’ Poised For September Release On Netflix

longmirePicking up just moments after the exciting conclusion of season three, the fourth season of the popular crime drama, LONGMIRE, is set to premier in its entirety on Netflix September 10. Based on the best-selling novels by CRAIG JOHNSON, the story centers on the titular Wyoming sheriff who returns to work after the murder of his wife. Originally produced for A&E, the series stars ROBERT TAYLOR, BAILEY CHASE, KATEE SACKHOFF, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, GERALD McRANEY and ALLY WALKER.

In discussing the changes made in the series since moving from A&E to Netflix at yesterday’s TCA press conference, stars LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS and ROBERT TAYLOR reflected on what they learned about their characters during season three. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

The fourth season of LONGMIRE debuts on Netflix 9/10

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Tom Cruise: His ‘Mission’ Is To Entertain

mi5Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which is the fifth installment of the series. The picture re-teams Cruise with Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie.

The Mission: Impossible films have been one of the most successful franchises of the last several decades, earning over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. While Cruise has many favorite movies, the Mission: Impossible movies might be the closest to his heart. Although the sees each installment as a further exploration of cinema’s possibilities, Cruise also wants to entertain and engage audiences in the Mission: Impossible experience.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation opens in theaters this Friday.

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Marlon Wayans Is Having A Good Time As Guest Judge On America’s Got Talent

marlon-wayansDuring the past few installments of America’s Got Talent, guest judges have played a significant part in deciding which performers move on to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. This week, comedian/actor Marlon Wayans is the guest judge.

At times when you come in as a guest judge, it could be very intense, but not for Marlon Wayans who knows something about having talent. As a member of the funny Wayans family, he is also a gifted dramatic actor, as witnessed by his heart wrenching performance in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream. That being said, Wayans is very qualified to judge on AGT and he plans to bring a unique point of view to the show this week. (Click on the media bar to hear Marlon Wayans)

Check out Marlon Wayans judge this week on America’s Got Talent airing Monday and Tuesday night 8/7c on NBC.

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‘The Duke of Burgundy’ Weaves Its Wicked Blu-Ray Game In September

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The Duke of Burgundy, a surreal thriller which is inspired by European art house cinema and carries its share of Gothic undertones, hits Blu-ray and DVD September 29 via Shout! Factory. Directed by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), the narrative centers on Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen), a butterfly researcher who enters a sadomasochistic affair with her subservient lover Evelyn (Berberian Sound Studio actress Chiara D’Anna). Though lust can be a healthy part of a relationship, Evelyn’s insatiable hunger for punishment pushes their union to darker territories.

One of Shout! Factory’s trademarks is to infuse their respective titles, no matter how obscure or niche driven, with a plethora of special features, and The Duke of Burgundy is filled with extras. Special features include audio commentary from director Peter Strickland, an interview with Strickland, deleted scenes, a Cat’s Eyes music video (they scored the film), a still gallery, theatrical trailer and Strickland’s short film Conduct Phase.

Is The Duke of Burgundy the type of film you’d love to see, and is it inspired by such filmmakers as Brian De Palma, David Lynch or even the film 50 Shades of Grey? Check out the visually mesmerizing trailer below and feel free to comment below!

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