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Netflix to add Miramax titles to Watch Instantly starting in June

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Netflix on Monday announced that it has inked a multi-year agreement with Miramax that will add some of the movie studio's most popular films to Netflix's Watch Instantly platform.

This deal marks the first time that Miramax movies have been available through a digital subscription service, Netflix said.

Starting June, subscribers will be able to access movies Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Bad Santa, Scream, Spy Kids, The Piano, and Kill Bill. Netflix will add "hundreds" of Miramax titles, which will be added to Watch Instantly on a rotating basis, the company said.

"From day one, we've been very clear about the importance of digital and our desire to respond to the significant pent-up demand for our films—delivering to consumers whenever and wherever they want," Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, said in a statement. "This agreement is an important first step in our digital strategy. Netflix has always been a trailblazer, with a tremendous track record of innovation and quality customer service. We're thrilled to now be in business with them as we build and revitalize the proud Miramax brand."

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Sequel News: Muppets, Chronicles of Riddick, Underworld and More

The Muppets: If you enjoyed Jim Henson’s characters in their popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” video, you’ll probably love them in their new Muppet movie. James Bobin, a co-creator of Flight of the Conchords, has been tasked with helming the family-friendly project written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller.

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Moulin Rouge Tops Decade List

Moulin Rouge

Baz Luhrmann’s has been voted Best Film of the Decade in a poll conducted by LOVEFiLM.

The 2001 musical - which starred Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman - topped a survey of 150,000 movie fans, narrowly beating Batman epic and British zombie spoof Shaun of the Dead.

Two movies from the franchise - Fellowship of the Ring (#4) and Return of the King (#6) - also made the list.

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Quentin Tarantino Renames Kill Bill

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino‘s next Kill Bill movie will have a different name.

The cult director has revealed he will have to re-title the third in the martial arts action franchise because the title character Bill - who was portrayed by the late actor David Carradine - was killed off at the end of the second movie.

“It wouldn’t be Kill Bill. It would be Volume Three of the story of the Bride.”

The Bride, also known as Beatrice, is the female lead portrayed by Uma Thurman. The 46-year-old filmmaker was also quick to deny the third installation of the bloodied action film will be his next project:

“There’s no script; there are just ideas and notes. I won’t do that next, but it could very well be the thing I do after next. We’re getting there. We’re about one movie away. There’s a lot of idle talk going on out there. At the same time, though, it’s what I’ve been saying from the beginning. That cracks me up, because somebody asked me about it in one of my overseas trips and I said it.”

Sequel News: X-Men, Vacation, Kill Bill and More

X-Men: Although it’s been six years since X2, Bryan Singer says he may not be done with the comic book franchise. The director recently revealed that he’s entertaining the thought of another installment. “I’m still looking to possibly returning to the X-Men franchise. I’ve been talking to Fox about it,” Singer said. “I love Hugh Jackman. I love the cast,” he admitted. Brett Ratner was at the helm for 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand while Gavin Hood directed 2009’s Wolverine.

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Kill Bill’s David Carradine Found Dead

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Celeb News, Obituaries,

UPDATE: It now appears that David’s death may have been an accident - a result of autoerotic asphyxiation.

, the actor best known for playing Kwai Chang Caine on the TV series Kung Fu and the title character in Kill Bill, was found dead in Thailand today. He was 72 years old.

The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated star had been in the country to work on a new film titled Stretch. According to his manager, Chuck Binder, Carradine was found dead at his hotel. Although no official cause of death has been released, there are sad reports that David may have taken his own life. A Thai newspaper claims a hotel worker found the actor hanging in his room.

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Quentin Tarantino Completes Inglorious Bastards Script

Tarantino finally finishes Inglorious Bastards script!

HALLELUJAH! Last weekend at the Provincetown Film Festival,

Movie God

writer-director Quentin Tarantino announced that he has finally finished the screenplay for that itty-bitty, unknown war epic called Inglorious Bastards.

With having narrowed a once thousand something-page script down to a more reasonable one under two-hundred, Tarantino stated he was “real happy dude right now.” As a personal Tarantino worshipper, I think it’s safe to say that he’s not the only one.

The film will mark the ground-breaking director’s sixth major feature—his first solo project since Kill Bill: Vol. 2 back in 2004. Like Kill Bill, this upcoming WWII epic will most likely be a two-part saga; unlike his revenge movie, Inglorious Bastards will be his first period piece.

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Kill Bill Stars Reunite for Kung Fu Killer

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Five years after making ‘s life a living hell, two of the actors from Kill Bill have reunited for another martial-arts project.

This time around, David Carradine and are starring in Kung Fu Killer, a two-part revenge movie (sound familiar?) being produced for Spike TV. In Killer, Carradine (White Crane) plays a monk whose mentor is killed by mercenaries. During his attempt to find the suspects, Crane eventually crosses paths with a lounge singer (Hannah) whose brother is being held captive by the same bad guys.

The miniseries - which was shot entirely in China - will air on Spike sometime this August.

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