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Anthony Michael Hall Joins Brad Pitt In New Netflix Film

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Brad Pitt found his military sidekick in his new Netflix feature War Machine. Anthony Michael Hall (Foxcatcher) has been cast to star opposite Pitt in the satirical comedy from writer-director David Michôd (The Rover, Animal Kingdom). […] War Machine was acquired by Netflix earlier this year in an industry eyebrow-raising move that was considered a game-changer for the company. It not only marked the largest investment the company has made so far in a feature (around $30M), but they were able to grab hold of A-lister Pitt. – Anita Busch, Deadline Hollywood

Angelina Jolie is the latest big name to make a movie with Netflix

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Angelina Jolie is directing a movie for Netflix. The Oscar-winning actor will helm an adaptation of “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”, a memoir by Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about her struggles under the Khmer Rouge regime. […] Oscar-nominated Cambodian director and producer Rithy Pahn will produce. And Jolie’s Cambodian-born adopted son, Maddox, will also be involved in the production of the film, but his role hasn’t been specified. The film will be available to all Netflix subscribers in late 2016. – Rich Trenholm, CNET

Illegal streaming and downloading ‘by one in five web users’

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That’s according to a new survey by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), which found that while the number of people using legal services to stream and download media has risen by more than 10% since 2013, many are still using illegal means to access content. […] Music remains the most popular media to access online, with 15.6 million UK internet users doing so, but 26% have accessed content illegally. The figures for illegal access are also similar for film (25%) and TV (21%), with those who took part in the survey adding that they would stop using illegal services if they were cheaper, and had a broader range of content. – Press Association via Yahoo News UK

UK says it’s once again illegal to rip CDs for personal use

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Brits: we hope you enjoyed that brief, glorious year of legal media ripping, because you’re once again flouting the law. In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK’s High Court has overturned regulation that allowed format shifting (such as ripping CDs and DVDs) for the sake of personal use. – Jon Fingas, Engadget

The 5 best war movies on Netflix

While everyone else is busy outside barbecuing outdoors and enjoying their day off, celebrate Memorial Day by watching the fictional troops (and those based on real soldiers) on Netflix once you’ve honored the real-life veterans who walk in the local Memorial Day parades. – Michelle Jaworski, The Daily Dot

  1. Patton
  2. The Longest Day
  3. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  4. Black Hawk Down
  5. We Were Soldiers
    & Wings (1927 film)

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These 57 titles are about to leave Netflix

– via Monica Riese, The Daily Dot

  1. 6 Bullets
  2. 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue
  3. A Knight’s Tale
  4. Airplane!
  5. Airplane II: The Sequel
  6. All I Want for Christmas
  7. Along Came Polly
  8. An American Haunting
  9. Baby Genius: The Four Seasons
  10. Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures
  11. BASEketball
  12. Bitter Moon
  13. Boys Don’t Cry
  14. Bratz: Babyz: The Movie
  15. Call Me Claus
  16. Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
  17. Cecil B. Demented
  18. Deuces Wild
  19. Divine Secrets of the Ya­Ya Sisterhood
  20. Fantastic Voyage
  21. Finding Forrester
  22. Friday the 13th: Part 7: The New Blood
  23. Funny Face
  24. Ichi the Killer
  25. Into the Blue 2: The Reef
  26. Life Is Beautiful
  27. RoboCop
  28. Romancing the Stone
  29. Sabrina
  30. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  31. The Accused
  32. The Brothers Bloom
  33. The Jewel of the Nile
  34. The Secret of NIMH
  35. True Justice: Season 1
  36. Valkyrie
  37. Flight (May 2)
  38. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (May 3)
  39. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (May 5)
  40. Frank Skinner Stand­Up: Live from Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (May 5)
  41. Grumpy Old Women Live (May 5)
  42. Russell Kane: Smokescreens & Castles Live (May 5)
  43. Skyfall (May 5)
  44. 1428 (May 6)
  45. Grimm’s Snow White (May 12)
  46. Robot & Frank (May 12)
  47. Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (May 13)
  48. Buffalo Girls (May 15)
  49. Fun Size (May 16)
  50. Bridezillas (season 9) (May 17)
  51. Cloud 9 (May 17)
  52. Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden (May 17)
  53. Red Dawn (May 19)
  54. No Woman, No Cry (May 20)
  55. Silent House (May 23)
  56. The New Guy (May 28)
  57. The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (May 31)

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Alabama considers tax on streaming movies, TV shows

Back in the days of the corner video store, customers would pay a rental tax every time they checked out a movie. However, with more viewers opting for online, Alabama is poised to lose millions. To solve this, the revenue department is proposing a new rule requiring companies pay a 4-percent state tax on digital transmissions such as “on demand” movies, television programs and streaming video or audio. – AL.com via Associated Press
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