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New Netflix Instant Releases: May 2016

The short version: There’s lots of new stuff coming to Netflix this May, including the returns of Netflix Originals Bloodline and Grace and Frankie. The second Adam Sandler Netflix movie arrives (that’s The Do-Over, with David Spade), and on the not-made-by-Netflix side of things you’ve got the recent movie version of Goosebumps with Jack Black (which was actually pretty great), Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, and the powerful satire Pleasantville.

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What’s Expiring From Netflix: May 2016

The best part of each new month is the stuff that gets added to Netflix. The worst part of each new month is the stuff that gets taken from Netflix. And this month’s list of expiring titles is actually pretty extensive; there’s a Ridley Scott double bill (Black Hawk Down and the theatrical cut of Blade Runner), Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (Bogus!), the terrific Polish drama Ida, and the surreal horror flick Escape From Tomorrow, which was shot on the grounds of Walt Disney World without the company’s permission.

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There’s a ‘Three’s Company’ Movie in the Works, Are You Really Surprised

With the endless stream of reboots and re-adaptations and remakes and reimaginings and re-whatever-other-word-we’re-using-now (revivals!), news like this becomes inevitable. Chances are, if you even vaguely recall a classic television show, it’s going to come back, and the best you can hope for is something like 21 Jump Street. At worst? It will cinematically haunt your soul, revealing the true insidious nature of your nostalgia like no horror you have ever known before. And with that Herzog-ian thought, we move onto today’s news: New Line is developing a movie based on Three’s Company.

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Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League Has a Predictably Great Response to Texting in Theaters

The Alamo Drafthouse is built on a simple concept: great movies, good food, and most important of all — don’t talk or use your cell phone in the theater, or they will not hesitate to kick you out without a refund. Drafthouse CEO Tim League has devoted his brand to focusing on why we go to theaters in the first place, which is to watch movies, despite what some movie-goers and major corporate chains would have you believe. Following AMC’s briefly disastrous flirtation with allowing people to text in their theaters, League delivered a very thoughtful response, but if you’d rather watch a TL;DR version, you can see his predictably great reaction to this ill-conceived concept in the video above.

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AMC Now Says It Won’t Allow Texting in Its Theaters

Just days after confessing, in an interview with Variety, that he was open to the idea of allowing texting in some of his movie theaters, AMC CEO Adam Aron has reversed course. Non-texters, you can continue to patronize AMC; in a statement, Aron announced that “there will be NO TEXTING ALLOWED in any of the auditoriums at AMC Theatres. Not today, not tomorrow and not in the forseeable future.” And he was the one that put “NO TEXTING ALLOWED” in all caps so you know he means business.

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The Chronicle / Lucasfilm
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Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of Admiral Ackbar in ‘Star Wars,’ Has Died at 93

You may not immediately recognize the name Erik Bauersfeld, but you are undoubtedly familiar with his most famous line. The actor was the voice of Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, helping to popularize the alien’s signature phrase, “It’s a trap!” Bauersfeld has passed away at the age of 93, and though he’ll be remembered most for his role in Star Wars, the actor also worked with great directors like Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Breaks a Bunch of Opening Records With $424 Million Worldwide

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had quite the weekend — not only did it break the March opening record previously held by The Hunger Games, but with $424 million worldwide, Zack Snyder’s epic now boasts the highest opening weekend for a Warner Bros. superhero movie. All those negative reviews predictably had zero effect on audiences, who flocked to see the long-awaited showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.

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Disney / Jim Dyson, Getty Images
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Paul McCartney to Star in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Filming on 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' has already wrapped, but word is that the filmmakers reconvened to shoot a scene starring Paul McCartney.

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No, Matt Damon Is Not Moving to Lubbock. At All. Ever.

If you've seen the Facebook post going around, then you might have been fooled by it. It does look pretty legit. But no, Matt Damon isn't buying a house in Lubbock.

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Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford Will Reunite for ‘Indiana Jones 5’!

“There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Opens Well But Can’t Catch ‘Zootopia’

In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with a child in their life, Zootopia held on to the number one spot at the box office this weekend and made it look effortless. And yet, 10 Cloverfield Lane’s second place opening is nothing to scoff at, especially for a modestly budged, small-scale thriller (although the “Cloverfield” in the title certainly helped).

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Alamo Drafthouse in Lubbock Offers Free Movies for Local Teachers This Spring Break [VIDEO]

A local movie theater is stepping up and showing local teachers a little appreciation all week during Spring Break.

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