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Netflix Plans Price Hike for New Subscribers

It's catching on with streaming sites that it's time to charge more for their goods. A couple months ago Amazon Prime announced its annual fee would jump by $20 beginning in 2015. Now Netflix intends to raise its subscription price for new customers by $1 or $2 per month.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:39 PM
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New 'Star Wars' Will Cost $200 Million, Casting "Almost Done," George Lucas Still Consulting on Films

Disney chair Alan Horn sat down with Jon Erlichman of Bloomberg Television to discuss the on-the-horizon "Star Wars" trilogy set to unfold over the next several years. Quote highlights, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 12:36 PM
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Exclusive: Stream a Track from Andrew Hewitt's Astonishing Score for 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg

Stream the main theme from Richard Ayoade's brilliant "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and his doppelganger, exclusively on TOH! before the film hits theaters and VOD on May 9.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 22, 2014 12:31 PM
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Matt Bean Makes Changes at Entertainment Weekly

New Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean, a Time Inc. Sport Illustrated editorial star who took over from Jess Cagle (who now runs People), is making changes. Gone is critic Owen Gleiberman, replaced by younger staffers like Chris Nashawaty.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 22, 2014 11:13 AM
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What Will Spielberg Direct Next? 'Robopocalypse'? 'Montezuma'?

Spielberg is a director who has a hard time making up his mind. Hence the many projects he's constantly attached to. (Sometimes, producers find, the good news of having Spielberg attached becomes bad news, when the movie never gets made.) The latest announcement has Spielberg partnering with old pal Tom Hanks on an untitled Cold War thriller. And there's religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara" to be released by The Weinstein Co.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 6:14 AM
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RIP Danny Anker: Oscar-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker was 50

Sad to share the news that documentary filmmaker Danny Anker died Monday morning of lymphoma, at the age of 50. He was an Oscar-nominated director (Best Documentary Feature) for "Scottsboro: An American Tragedy" (2000), which was a selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won a Primetime Emmy in 2001.
  • By Annette Insdorf
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  • April 21, 2014 10:22 PM
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SnagFilms Announces Exciting New Weekly Streaming Exclusives

Beginning this April through the end of the year, Webby Award nominee and Indiewire parent company SnagFilms will roll premiere a new film for free each week. SnagFilms viewers will have the chance to watch 40 acclaimed indies and documentaries for the very first time exclusively on the website -- and at no cost!
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 2:43 PM
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Read an Excerpt from Andy Warhol's Delightfully Morbid 1974 Interview with Alfred Hitchcock

A rare excerpt has surfaced from Andy Warhol's chat with director Alfred Hitchcock in a September 1974 issue of Interview Magazine. While this unusual meeting of the minds doesn't offer explicit insights into Hitchcock's filmmaking process, the conversation feels more like a portrait of these artists' warped minds.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 2:13 PM
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Want to Know How Many Characters Died in Your Favorite Films? This Website Has the Answer (CLIPS)

These days, deaths in Hollywood movies are, quite literally, dime-a-dozen, and we're left with a feeling once articulated, unfortunately, by Stalin: "One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic." Well, website Movie Body Counts has evinced this feeling to a T. The folks behind the site have dedicated an inordinate amount of time to tallying the exact number of deaths in some of Hollywood's biggest movies.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 1:38 PM
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Watch Writer/Executive Producer Joss Whedon's Latest, Tribeca Entry 'In Your Eyes,' Now

On Easter Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Bellwether Pictures' Joss Whedon and Kai Cole made an unexpected announcement after premiering their latest production "In Your Eyes." Directed by Brin Hill and written by Whedon, this metaphysical romance is now available to download instantly for $5 via the film's website.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 21, 2014 12:09 PM
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