The similarities end when you turn them on. It is, however, chockfull of B-movies. Some of the newer movies werent exactly hits in the theaters, such as Keanu Reeves Generation Um and Lee Daniels The Paperboy, which preceded his hit The Butler. But there are also many older films, including some classics. The choice of foreign flicks is also healthy and with some quality picks. Documentaries, such as Gasland and Restrepo, are some of the top picks for a collection that also includes public television documentaries, like Ken Burns Prohibition. Under the television section, Hoopla offers plenty of National Geographic and British shows, but not much else. There arent past seasons of many shows, which is one area Netflix thrives in. There are also educational choices, such as preparation videos for high school advanced placement exams. The limit on new movie titles, though, is not something unique to Hoopla. Even Netflix, with its bigger budget, often spars with movies studios on when to release new movies. And its not something unique to streaming either. Blankenship said movie studios would delay sales to libraries of new movies, or only allow rental DVDs, which dont contain special features. Eventually, it seems inevitable that movies are distributed online rather than through physical media. I expect libraries to stop needing DVDs, but not today, Hoopla or not, Blankenship said.
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Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs The top 10 Las Vegas movies The Best Vegas Films When it comes to movie locales, Las Vegas isn’t a bad bet. From its gangster roots to its embrace of vice and shotgun weddings, Sin City has become one of Hollywood’s favorite datelines. As Las Vegas unveils its “Vegas Enablers” campaign, a re-imagined take on the pop culture-entrenched slogan “What happens here, stays here,” USA TODAY film critic Scott Bowles lists his top 10 films to come from The Strip Paramount/The Kobal Collection #1 ‘The Godfather: Part II’ (1974) The payout: The story of the early life and career of Vito Corleone in the 1920s as he expanded his syndicate from Nevada to Cuba hit Hollywood’s ultimate jackpot. The film grossed a then-impressive $48 million and made Oscar an offer it couldn’t refuse, walking off with six Academy Awards, including best picture, best director for Francis Ford Coppola and best supporting actor for Robert De Niro. Frank Masi, Warner Bros. Pictures #2 ‘The Hangover’ (2009) The payout: The $35 million comedy about a band of drunken revelers was considered something of a long shot, with its B-level cast and an R rating, which once hampered summer films. By the end of its run, Hangover became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy with $277 million and spawned films like Bridesmaids and We’re the Millers. #5 ‘Casino’ (1995) The payout: Martin Scorsese’s mobster drama about greed, betrayal and a feud over a trophy wife ensconced Robert De Niro and Joe Pesce as gangster icons and earned Sharon Stone a best actress Oscar nomination. Castle Rock/New Line/The Kobal Collection #6 ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ (1992) The payout: No actor has hit the jackpot in Vegas more often than Nicolas Cage, himself an avowed Elvis fan. He’s at his hound dog best here as a commitment-phobe who takes his fiancee (Sarah Jessica Parker) to Vegas to get hitched, only to have his plans undone by a dicey poker player (James Caan).
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This time the ex-federal agent has to take down a madman revolutionary/arms dealer who wants to start a worldwide war. Director: Bill Condon Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl, Laura Linney Plot: Wikileaks gets its film revelation with Cumberbatch portrays Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Bruhl his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel (Bruhl) as they turn an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely contested organization. Director: Randall Miller Stars: Alan Rickman ,: Malin Akerman, Rupert Grint Plot: This feature film tells the three-chord true story of Hilly Kristal (Rickman), who opened a New York club for country, bluegrass and blues artists but instead, thanks to the bands that came through his doors such as Blondie and Talking Heads, became a godfather for the nascent punk-rock movement of the 1970s. Friday, Oct. 11 Director: Carlo Carlei Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis Plot: Shakespeare’s classic forbidden-love story comes to life in an adaptation by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes with True Grit standout Steinfeld getting hot and heavy with Booth. Friday, Oct. 11 ‘I Will Follow You into the Dark’ Director: Mark Edwin Robinson Stars: Mischa Barton, Ryan Eggold, Leah Pipes Plot: A young woman (Barton) fights to find her beloved boyfriend (Eggold) who has been taken by paranormal forces. Friday, Oct. 11 Directors: Murray Wais, Steve Winter, Scott Gaffney, David Zieff, Rob Bruce Plot: The adventurous life of extreme skiier Shane McConkey is explored in a documentary. Friday, Oct. 11 Mike Osborne, The Weinstein Company ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’ Director: Jonathan Levine Stars: Amber Heard, Michael Welch, Anson Mount Plot: The 2006 horror flick finally getting a release stars Heard as a shy outsider invited to spend the weekend at a secluded ranch house targeted by a killer stalker. Wednesday, Oct. 16 Director: John Krokidas Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall Plot: Columbia University is the hot spot for up-and-coming poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lucien Carr and William Burroughs and a scandalous murder. The story is based on true events and characters.
before taking vengeance? Why do the stakes have to be so much higher for a woman than a man? You wouldnt do that to Pacino). Rodriguez, needless to say, speaks her mind. She doesnt shy away from addressing her fraught early days in Hollywood (I was loud, obnoxious, crazy) or even her sexuality. I dont talk about what I do with my vagina, and theyre all intrigued, she says of the media. Ive never walked the carpet with anyone, so they wonder: What does she do with her vagina? Plus, I play a butchy girl all the time, so they assume Im a lesbo. When EW points out that thats not a fair assumption, Rodriguez laughs. Eh, theyre not too far off, she says. Ive gone both ways. I do as I please. I am too fing curious to sit here and not try when I can. Men are intriguing. So are chicks. She shrugs. She doesnt hold back, says James Cameron, who directed Rodriguez inAvatar.