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Moviefone recently sat down with "Grimm" star Bistie Tulloch about what to expect on Season 4 of the thrilling NBC fantasy drama.

In addition to chatting about her hit series, we thought we would enlist her entertainment expertise and find out which fantasy and supernatural TV shows she thinks are worth watching. Bitsie filled us in on her five favorites -- find out her picks below!


"Nightcrawler" is a blistering film, a look into the dark underbelly of modern news gathering. With a positively animalistic portrayal by a gaunt Jake Gyllenhaal, this directorial debut by Dan Gilroy packs a powerful punch.

A nocturnal LA noir, the film uses a charismatic anti-hero to both entertain and repel, a balancing act that's far too uncommon in movies these days. An action movie with big ideas behind it, "Nightcrawler" is absolutely one of the best films in an already crowded year of good movies.

What's with Gyllenhaal's appearance?
In order to get the desiccated look (borrowed from the skinny coyotes that roam the countryside around L.A.), Gyllenhaal committed to a diet regime that saw him lose over 20 pounds. Running to set, chewing gum and munching on kale gave him a near deathly look, making his eyes pop out. It's a harrowing transformation, one we've seen before by the likes of Christian Bale and Robert De Niro.

Most importantly, it's perfectly keeping in the style of the film. Gyllenhaal's one of the film's producers, and you can feel an extraordinary level of commitment in almost every scene. What's even more remarkable is that it never feels forced or over-the-top, there's the right attenuation of crazy and charming even as the most dire things are taking place, and this is what gives the movie much of its magic.

Who else is in this thing?
Rene Russo gives one of her best performances, possibly the result of her working on a project that she had great familiarity with given that she's married to the director. The part was written for her, and it brings out all her strengths (and on-screen weaknesses) in ways that are sometimes breathtaking.

Relatively unknown Rizwan Ahmed plays Rick, the protege of Gyllenhaal's character Louis Bloom. As Bloom spouts off half-baked Dale Carnegie-like aphorisms, Rick's along for the ride (literally) as they screech through the empty California streets on the lookout for accidents and other horrors that will make for good local TV.

Bill Paxton plays a rival camera crew, and he's kind of perfect in the film, beautifully cast in a small but pivotal role that's elevated by his presence (much like it was in the recent Tom Cruise starrer "Live/Die Repeat," a.k.a. "Edge of Tomorrow").

So it's about TV?
It's about a journey into the heart of darkness, except instead of heading up a jungle river, Bloom is heading deeper and deeper into the media establishment. The film is bleak without being nihilistic, and its plausibility is perhaps the most horrifying thing about it. Bloom has a code, even a kind of morality, but it's an intensely problematic path he's on, even if it results in ever-increasing benefits to him. This is the underside of profit-driven news organizations, particularly at the local level, and the film tackles head-on some of the truly nefarious things that get passed on as a mix of informative and entertaining.

Yet to its great credit "Nightcrawler" never feels polemical or agenda-driven. The events of the film are laid bare, and its ethical and legal ambivalence are integral to the storyline, prompting serious post-film discussion while entertaining the audience along the way.

I dunno, it sounds kind of weird.
It is weird? It's violent, and dark, and moody. It's also beautiful to watch, challenging to your own perceptions of right and wrong, and is a wonderful showcase for some stellar performances. It's an award-worthy film that's still accessible, that perfect blend between art film and action flick that make critics like me kind of giddy. I've called it a masterpiece, and stand by that claim. It's a rare gem of a film, one that's fierce and frightening and unforgettable.

"Nightcrawler" will crawl under your skin, it'll haunt you for days, and, with any justice, it'll pick up plenty of attention come awards time. This is definitely a film to check out on the big screen; its sumptuous visuals and manic storyline ideal to be experienced with a big audience.

When they talk about not making films like they used to, you can point to "Nightcrawler" and prove them wrong. This is as good a film of this kind as has been seen in decades, and it's one well worth trumpeting about.

"Nightcrawler" is now playing in theatres.



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best action movies netflixWhen you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke it out? Take your pick, from gangsters to gladiators, robots to ninjas, schoolkids to superheroes.

Cue that suiting-up pre-battle montage and start streaming, because here are some of the best action movies Netflix has to offer. (Availability subject to change.)

1. "13 Assassins" (2010) R
From director Takashi Miike ("Audition," "Ichi the Killer") comes this action-packed, samurai spectacular about 13 assassins on a suicide mission. Dig that 45-minute battle scene!

2. "48 Hrs."(1982) R
A cop (Nick Nolte) and a criminal (Eddie Murphy) have 48 hours to round up two cop-killers in this fast-paced action comedy classic.

3. "Assault on Precinct 13" (1976) R
Before John Carpenter gave us "Halloween" and "Escape From New York," he wrote and directed this gritty thriller (loosely based on "Rio Bravo") about cops at a nearly abandoned police precinct besieged by a mob of violent criminals.

4. "The Avengers" (2012) PG-13
The assembling of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America could have gone so wrong, but instead it went oh-so-right. Superhero movies don't get any better than this.

5. "Battle Royale" (2000) R
Long before "The Hunger Games" there was this controversial, ultra-violent Japanese film in which junior high school students are taken to a remote island, fitted with electronic explosive collars, and ordered to fight each other to the death.

6. "Beverly Hills Cop" (1984) R
Detroit cop Alex Foley travels to Beverly Hills to nail the crime czar who killed his friend, leading to, of course, one big shootout.

7. "Big Trouble in Little China" 1986 (PG-13)
One of the greatest team-ups in movie history, Kurt Russell and John Carpenter, are at it again in this supernaturally charged action flick that was sadly under-appreciated when it came out.

8. "Centurion" (2010) R
Neil Marshall ("Dog Soldiers," "The Descent") takes us to the 2nd Century as Romans, led by Michael Fassbender and Dominic West, fight off Pict tribesman, including a mute, deadly tracker (Olga Kurylenko).

9. "The Chinese Connection" (aka "Fist of Fury," "The Iron Hand") (1972) R
If you've only seen Bruce Lee in "Enter the Dragon," you owe it to yourself to watch one of his best action films, where he goes up against drug smugglers to avenge the death of his teacher. Remade with Jet Li as "Fist of Legend."

10. "Clear and Present Danger" (1994) PG-13
Harrison Ford returns as Jack Ryan in this thriller set in Colombia. The ambush scene, in which Ryan must battle his way out of a narrow, enclosed street as assassins rain down gunfire and explosives, is a doozy.

11."Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" (2000) PG-13
One of the most beautiful films ever shot and one of the rare martial-arts films with two swoon-worthy love stories. Not to mention the breathtaking fight scene between Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang.

12. "The Crow" (1994) R
In Brandon Lee's final role (like his father, Bruce Lee, he died far too young), he plays a musician who is murdered and returns from the grave to exact revenge on his killers. Based on the graphic novel.

13. "Dredd" (2012) R
Karl Urban takes over the role of futuristic cop from Sylvester Stallone: He's got to take down a vicious crime boss (Lena Headey) in her fortress-like, inner-city highrise.

14. "Face/Off" (1997) R
John Woo's gleefully over-the-top flick (his best American film) has John Travolta and Nicolas Cage literally trading faces. There are shootouts, prison riots, daring escapes, more shootouts and an epic boat chase -- not to mention an action sequence accompanied by "Over the Rainbow."

15. "Gladiator" (2000) R
Russell Crowe is Maximus Decimus Meridius: The general who became a slave who became the most badass gladiator of all time in this glorious, bloody epic.

16. "The Heroic Trio" (1993) R
This Hong Kong offering has not one but three ass-kicking women: Anita Mui as knife-throwing Wonder Woman, Maggie Cheung as the tough-as-nails Thief Catcher and Michelle Yeoh as Invisible Girl, who's forced to steal babies for an evil demon.

17. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013) PG-13
One year after the first Hunger Games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) returns to the arena to face new dangers and a growing threat from the Capitol.

18. "Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster" (2010) R
Martial-arts masters Donnie Yen and Sammo Hung face off in this sequel, with a series of fights in different styles as they try to top the other, leading to a brutal, "King of the Ring" boxing match.

19. "Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2" (2003/2004) R
Uma Thurman is the Bride, brutally taking revenge on the assassins who left her for dead in Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked love letter to the martial arts.

20. "Let the Bullets Fly" (2012) UR
Chow Yun-Fat stars in this period action comedy that became the highest grossing film in China thanks to its eye-popping violence and laughs that need no translation.

21. "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" (1998) R
Guy Ritchie's dazzling film debut, starring Jason Statham and Jason Flemyng as Cockney lads who decide to target a drug dealer to pay off a debt to a ruthless gangster. Mix-ups, double-crosses, hatchet attacks and shootouts galore.

22. "Mad Max" (1979) R
It doesn't feature anything like the grueling truck chase of its sequel, "The Road Warrior," but this raw indie still boasts plenty of "guzzeline," as we see road cop Mel Gibson go from happy family man to the embittered loner of cinema legend.

23. "Man of Tai Chi" (2013) R
For Keanu Reeves's directorial debut about a young martial-arts (Tiger Chen), he turned to the best, bringing in acclaimed fight choreographer from "The Matrix," Yuen Woo Ping.

24. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl" (2003) PG-13
Against all odds, this movie based on the Disneyland attraction was ridiculously good, with Johnny Depp's now career-defining turn as Jack Sparrow and Orlando Bloom showing he's as deft with a sword as he is slinging arrows at Orcs.

25. "Rescue Dawn" (2006) PG-13
Werner Herzog directed this based-on-a-true-story account of a pilot (Christian Bale) shot down in the Vietnam War who makes an incredible escape, trekking through miles of jungle for nearly a month until he was rescued.

26. "Skyfall" (2012) PG-13
Is it the best Bond yet? It's definitely action-packed, featuring not one but two spectacular train sequences and a tense, terrific final standoff with villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem).

27. "Supercop" (1992) R
One of Jackie Chan's most popular and well-reviewed movies, featuring a climactic fight aboard a speeding train. You can also stream Chan's "The Legend of Drunken Master."

28. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991) R
Robert Patrick is icily perfect as the T-1000 killing machine and the special effects still look great, even 20 years on. And how much do we love Linda Hamilton's upgrade from waitress to buff, kick-ass mercenary? We would kill for her arms!

29. "Tombstone" (1993) R
A sprawling Western with an all-star cast in a satisfying telling of Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday (a never-better Val Kilmer) and the legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

30. "The Untouchables" (1987) R
Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner) recruits three incorruptible men to take down the notorious Al Capone (Robert De Niro) in this must-see crime classic.

31. "Valhalla Rising" (2009) NR
Mads Mikkelsen (TV's"Hannibal") is the mute captive One Eye, who is tied to a stake and forced to fight in this ultra-bloody Viking epic from "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn.


It doesn't matter if you're dressed up as your favorite muggle, witch, or wizard - you're all getting a big Halloween treat in the form of six (!) new stories by original "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling that are appearing exclusively on her sprawling Pottermore website. Yes, this is very exciting indeed.

These stories aren't exactly the most illustrative things (we were secretly hoping for a new adventure about Ron and Hermione's visit to the nearest muggle water park, but, alas, our prayers still went unanswered). Still: if you want to know some detailed backstories about various magical beings, Ministers of Magic, and the like, then please, start feasting. There's a lot to go around here; it could very well take you until trick-or-treating time to get through.

If you don't have the time and want the best bits, Vulture has run down some of the more outwardly magical bits, while, if you want to read the best story of the bunch, a detailed dossier on Ministry of Magic nightmare Dolores Umbridge, you can head on over to USA Today. The Pottermore website is amazing and intricate, especially if you want to know what house you'd eventually be sorted into, but it takes at least two degrees in Defense Against the Dark Arts to navigate the thing. Think of these shortcuts as magical spells, getting you from here to there! Or... it's like taking the fastest Knight Bus around!


October might be over, but there are still plenty of television premieres to mark on your calendar, and November is delivering in a big way! Some of our favorite reality shows are making their triumphant return this month, and there are even a few brand new scripted series to check out. Naturally, Moviefone's rounded up a day-by-day schedule of premieres so you can completely plan your month around television, so check out what's on in November right here, right now!

Note: brand new shows are in bold, and we included previews from a few shows we're especially excited about.

NOVEMBER 2
9/8c Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons (E!)
9/8c Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
10/9c House of DVF (E!)

NOVEMBER 3
9/8c Vanderpump Rules (BRAVO)
10/9c Euros of Hollywood (BRAVO)

NOVEMBER 4
8/7c MasterChef Junior (FOX)

NOVEMBER 5
8/7c The 48th Annual CMA Awards (ABC)
10/9c The Game (BBC)
10/9c Snookie & JWOWW (MTV) *final season*

NOVEMBER 6
9/8c White Collar (USA) *final season*
10/9c Covert Affairs (USA)

NOVEMBER 8
9/8c Hell on Wheels (AMC)

NOVEMBER 9
8/7c The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAVO)
9/8c The Newsroom (HBO) *final season*
10/9c The Comeback (HBO)
10:30/9:30c Getting On (HBO)
11:30/10:30c Fashion Queens (BRAVO)


NOVEMBER 15
9/8c The Missing (STARZ)

NOVEMBER 17
10/9c State of Affairs (NBC)

NOVEMBER 18
10/9c Risking It All (TLC)

NOVEMBER 19
9/8c Duck Dynasty (A&E)
10/9c Country Buck$ (A&E)

NOVEMBER 23
8/7c 2014 American Music Awards (ABC)