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5 Video Game Adaptations for Netflix to Consider

After the success of “Castlevania”, here is a good list to go off of for future adaptations.

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Castlevania Review: Season One

castlevania_netflixSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – After a long time in development hell, finally gets a flesh and blood adaptation on Netflix as a mini-series. Although it tops off at four episodes, the first season introduces a vengeful curse set upon by Vlad Dracula within the country of Wallachia.

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If You Haven’t Seen “Baby Driver” Yet, Here’s Its Bad-Ass Opening Scene (Video)

baby-driver-excerptThis is an Edgar Wright film, so you can expect the same unique storytelling and expertly-crafted action that were on display in the director’s earlier films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.

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For Those About to Strike, We Salute You

Writers-Strike ExcerptWe are less than a week away from the Writers’ Guild of America potentially going on strike if they cannot reach a deal with the studios by the time the clock strikes midnight on May 2. Neil Turitz looks back at the last strike to make a prediction about how he thinks the next few days will play out.

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS (REMAKE) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA man takes his family on a camping trip and his in-laws crash the vacation.

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ASHER (Zaretsky) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story revolves around an aging Mossad-trained hitman in New York.

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Lily James Shines in Trailer for “The Exception” Though It’s Unclear Where Her Allegiance Lies (Video)

The ExceptionLily James and Jai Courtney fall in love alongside Christopher Plummer in the new trailer for A24’s upcoming film The Exception.

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Launch Pad Alums Michael Stark & Terrell T. Garrett’s Comic Book “Wolverton” Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat

Wolverton ExcerptLaunch Pad alums Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett are releasing a comic book series based on their 2013 Launch Pad script Wolverton about a thief who steals for good in turn of the century London.

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Does Warner Bros. Really Need New Line Anymore?

New Line ExcerptWith Warner Bros. spending most of its time focusing on its larger films, its subsidiary New Line Cinema has fallen by the wayside. Neil Turitz takes the opportunity to figure out what should be done with this company that is consistently producing underwelming content.

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Marvel Makes a Big Directing Decision, But Was It the Right One?

BodenFleck ExcerptSince the inception of the Cinematic Universe, Marvel has been hiring character-driven directors to ensure that its films are lead by its characters and not its plot. This trend was continued as Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck signed on to co-direct Captain Marvel. Neil Turitz evaluates Marvel’s decision in contrast with previous ones along with comparing this hire to many of DC’s hires.

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SCYTHE (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn the near future, humanity has eliminated disease, so people called scythes must kill others to control the population – and two teens are apprenticed against their will to scythes.

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UNTITLED MARIE COLVIN BIOPIC (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA well-known and seasoned war correspondent, dedicated to showing the price of war and uncovering the truth, is killed covering events in Syria.

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ONLY YOU (BLUMHOUSE) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline being kept under wraps.

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I FEEL PRETTY (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMRenee is an average woman in a genetically blessed world, but when a blow to the head leaves her believing she’s the most beautiful, capable woman on the planet, her newfound confidence inspires her to live life fearlessly and flawlessly.

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After All These Years, There’s No Question Stephen King Still Reigns

King ExcerptIt goes without saying that Stephen King is the godfather of horror, but why is the celebrated author suddenly going through something of a Hollywood renaissance? Neil Turitz previews the upcoming adaptations of his works and ponders why it’s happening now.

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If You’re Going To Remake Something, Why Not Remake Something That Didn’t Work the First Time?

Escape From New York ExcerptWhy do studios insist on remaking films that were successful the first time? They most likely will not be as good as the original, which just leaves a bad taste in everyone’s mouth. Neil Turitz proposes that studios should try remaking films that that were great ideas but suffered from poor executions and give them the artisitc realization they deserved.

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THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA World War II veteran who assassinated Adolf Hitler is hired by the FBI and Canadian Authorities to kill Bigfoot.

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BAD INFLUENCE (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA single mother comes to blow with her son’s ex-girlfriend after a romance turns to obsession.

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JUANITA (Sales) (DELETE)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFed up with her deadbeat kids and marginal urban existence, Juanita takes a Greyhound bus to Paper Moon, Montana where she reinvents herself.

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TIME FREAK (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMIn order to save his relationship to Debbie, Stillman builds a time machine to wipe out his past mistakes.

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMUnder-appreciated and over-burdened, Amy, Kiki and Carla must deal with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays.

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The Rules, They Always Be Changin’ — Academy Shakes Up Two Major Categories

OJ Made in America excerptThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences changed the rules to two major categories. Neil Turitz explains how these rule changes could greatly impact who gets nominated in the categories in the coming years.

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ANTHEM (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA teen boy has premonitions of his friends’ deaths that come true. As he struggles to maintain his own sanity, he has one last chance to save his closest friend.

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MADNESS IN THE METHOD (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAn actor struggles to revive his career in Hollywood.

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WASP NETWORK (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMChronicles the true story of Cuban spies sent to Florida to combat the groups that are attacking Cuban establishments.

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TAG (NEW LINE) (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMFormer classmates, now in middle age, routinely participate in an elaborate game of tag.

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You Want to Maximize Your TV Impact? Make a Miniseries

Feud 16 ExcerptIn recent years, we’ve seen more and more miniseries and anthologies on TV and many of them have been incredibly successful. Neil Turitz takes a look at the efficacy of these eight or six-hour stories and all their exploits that give them a leg up on the traditional 22 episode, season-to-season model.

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STREET SURVIVORS: THE TRUE STORY OF THE LYNYRD SKYNYRD PLANE CRASH (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMThe story of influential 1970s Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the plane crash that killed many of its members, are recounted.

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REVIVAL (BALTIMORE PICTURES/JENNILIND PRODUCTIONS) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter a former Broadway composer discovers a high school in Staten Island is staging his most celebrated musical, he sets out to shut them down.

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SWEETHEART (BLUMHOUSE) (SALES)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMStoryline is being kept under wraps.

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