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MONDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2018, 10:11


Jason Blum apologizes for comment claiming female directors shortage

Thursday at 20:18 PM, via CNN

Film producer Jason Blum has apologized for claiming in a recent interview that his company, Blumhouse Productions, has never produced a theatrically distributed film by a female director due to a shortage, particularly of those “inclined to do horror.”

‘Making a Murderer’ resumes quest for justice with ‘Part 2’

Thursday at 18:11 PM, via Reuters

The documentary “Making a Murderer” captured attention in 2015 with its story of how two Wisconsin men were convicted of a brutal murder, throwing a harsh light on the U.S. justice system and triggering a spate of true-crime programming.

Jamie Dornan dislikes social media

Thursday at 18:00 PM, via IOL

Jamie Dornan has no interest in being a part of social media as he fears it’s taking quality family time away from people.

How Netflix outgrew ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’

Thursday at 16:05 PM, via CNN

“House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” both premiered in 2013, almost instantly putting Netflix on the map as an original-programming option, awards contender and pop-culture powerhouse. While the company hasn’t outgrown them, exactly, as these signature series come to an end, it’s clear that its remarkable growth has rendered each a bit of an afterthought.

‘Making a Murderer’ picks up trail under glare of the spotlight

Thursday at 15:53 PM, via CNN

The frenzy stirred by “Making a Murderer” adds an extra dimension to its 10-episode follow-up, to the extent the original docu-series and the fallout from it becomes a significant part of the story. The result is an equally dense, engrossing look into the next phase for Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted — under questionable circumstances — in the murder of Teresa Halbach.

‘Daredevil’ returns

Thursday at 15:46 PM, via CNN

The first and best of the Marvel-Netflix series, “Daredevil” returns for its third season having contracted the same affliction that has plagued encores of its brethren: a sluggish, plodding pace that arduously advances the story. Despite marquee villains new and old, the Man Without Fear thus risks becoming the Series That Induces Sleep.

‘Halloween’ sequel is up to its old tricks

Thursday at 15:37 PM, via CNN

The idea of doing a sequel to the original “Halloween” 40 years later — ignoring all the screen mayhem in between — is pretty inspired. Alas, that largely exhausts any freshness in a movie that, after the first sight of Jamie Lee Curtis and initial strains of that eerie musical score, draws heavily on the old bag of tricks, built around slicing and dicing unsuspecting teenagers.

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