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Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ just recast Princess Margaret and she’s perfect

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Helena Bonham Carter at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017.

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Netflix’s The Crown is about to get a new princess.

Months after Olivia Colman was crowned the new Queen Elizabeth II for Season 3, Variety reports Helena Bonham Carter has been tapped for the role of Princess Margaret. 

The Evening Standard first broke the news.

The first two seasons of The Crown starred Claire Foy as Elizabeth II, Vanessa Kirby as Margaret, and Matt Smith as Prince Philip. However, showrunner Peter Morgan always planned to recast about every two seasons, to keep up with the characters as they aged.

Season 3 promises to be a big one for Margaret. Robert Lacey, the show’s history consultant, has said that the next run of episodes will take place in the 1970s – which means that, among other things, it’ll chronicle “the breakup of this extraordinary marriage between Margaret and Snowdon.”

The Crown won’t be Bonham Carter’s first time joining the royal family onscreen. She previously played The Queen Mother – wife to George VI and mother to Elizabeth II and Margaret – in 2010’s The King’s Speech.

(Coincidentally, Colman has also played the Queen Mother, in 2012’s Hyde Park on Hudson.)

Now all we need is a new Prince Philip and a release date for Season 3. Bring it on, Netflix.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/05/helena-bonham-carter-princess-margaret-the-crown-season-3/

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Like Father – Netflix Movie Trailer

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Starring Kelsey Grammer & Kristen Bell
When a workaholic young executive (Kristen Bell), is left at the altar, she ends up on her Caribbean honeymoon cruise with the last person she ever expected: her estranged and equally workaholic father (Kelsey Grammer). The two depart as strangers, but over the course of a few adventures, a couple of umbrella-clad cocktails and a whole lot of soul-searching, they return with a renewed appreciation for family and life. Like Father premieres August 3 only on Netflix.

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Netflix’s ‘Lust Stories’ is Indian filmmaking at its finest

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“As Indian cinema’s worldwide audience grows, most people are acquainted exclusively with Bollywood – Hindi-language romantic dramas full of dazzling song-and-dance numbers that may or may not be related to plot.

But Indian cinema has always been more than that, just as Italian film extends beyond neorealism or and the French New Wave is just one piece of a rich history. Cinephiles may know Satyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy, which offers a glimpse of the type of gritty auteurship that doesn’t pay the Bollywood bills, but speaks to some truly fine artistry. Indian short films remain a source of this ingenuity and excellence, and Netflix’s Lust Stories is a fresh new installment.

Like Bombay Talkies before it, Lust Stories is an anthology of short films from known Indian directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. They are exceedingly simple stories: a teacher’s obsession with…..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/16/netflix-lust-stories/

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Netflixs latest hit The Kissing Booth is a Wattpad success story

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“One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No. 9. Its leads, Jacob Elordi and Joey King, also became the No. 1 and No. 6 most popular stars on IMDb’s StarMeter, respectively, shortly after the film’s launch.

The secret to the movie’s success, however, is not just a combination of teenagers’ questionable taste in entertainment and the power of Netflix’s distribution — though both play a major role, clearly.

Instead, it’s that “The Kissing Booth” is tapping into a built-in audience: teenage Wattpad users.

Yes, Wattpad.

In case you’re not familiar, Wattpad is an online site…..”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/netflixs-latest-hit-the-kissing-booth-is-a-wattpad-success-story/

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