The Looming tower review

Before The Looming Tower even begins, you know where it’s going to end. Yet that doesn’t make the series any less engrossing, or addictive.

Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning book, The Looming Tower is the story of how we ended up here – seemingly trapped in wars with no end in sight. It is the story of the individuals who tried, and failed, to prevent the events that would ultimately lead to 9/11. And it unfolds with all the heart-pounding intensity of a potboiler thriller. The end result is something that may ultimately prove to be the first truly great new TV series of 2018.

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Best Movies Streaming February 2018

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Welcome to another edition of Now Stream This. I’ve scoured the wild world of streaming services to bring you the best of the best of the best. It seems every day another new streaming service is popping up, making it nearly impossible to navigate this dangerous terrain. Don’t worry, I’m here to help. You’re welcome.

This edition of Now Stream This brings you a highly underrated and very recent Todd Haynes movie, a new Netflix horror flick, a gloriously over-the-top action movie, a cynical noir loaded with snappy dialogue, the first Hannibal Lecter film, a romantic horror movie, a Steven Spielberg adventure, a cringe-inducing social media comedy, and some good old fashioned body horror. It’s time to look at the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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Castle Rock TV spot

Stephen King himself may not know what’s going on with Castle Rock, Hulu’s new psychological horror series set inside the King canon, but now he can watch this brand new Castle Rock TV spot along with the rest of us and try to figure it out. (I kind of love that mental image: King obsessively searching through a TV spot frame-by-frame, trying to find connections to his own work.) Let’s take a look, shall we?
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Reed Morano Star Wars

Is Reed Morano, one of the directors behind season 1 of the hit Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale, the next Star Wars director? That’s the current buzz, as a Morano confirms that she had a lengthy sit-down meeting with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. If Morano lands the gig, that might make her the first female director in Star Wars history – a moment fans have been awaiting for a very long time.

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the handmaid's tale season 2

Showrunner Bruce Miller, star Elisabeth Moss, and producer Warren Littlefield were on a Television Critics Association panel for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Despite trailers indicating substantial departures from Margaret Atwood’s book in the sophomore season, the creators of the Hulu show promised season 2 would still depict the book.

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Hulu - March of the Penguins Sequel

Joel Stillerman, Chief Content Officer at Hulu, opened the steaming service’s Television Critics Association panels with a series of announcements about upcoming new projects, including a March of the Penguins sequel, a Catch-22 series starring George Clooney, and a deal with Blumhouse Television for the anthology horror series we heard about recently. Read More »

Carrie Brownstein TV series

Carrie Brownstein, of Portlandia and Sleater-Kinney fame, will adapt her memoir Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl into a half-hour comedy series for Hulu. Titled Search and Destroy, Brownstein will write and direct the series. This basically means we’re going to be blessed with a Sleater-Kinney TV series, and that’s pretty darn exciting. More info on the Carrie Brownstein TV series below.

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The Handmaid's Tale season 2 trailer

The Handmaid’s Tale continued its successful awards run at the Golden Globes last weekend, with the Hulu original series taking home trophies in two drama categories: Best Television Series, and Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series for star Elisabeth Moss. Today, the streaming service has unveiled our first look at The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 with a brand new trailer, and they also confirmed the release date for the new season.
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the handmaid's tale season 2 first look

The Handmaid’s Tale made a huge splash in its first season, racking up eight Emmys, two Golden Globe wins, and three Critics Choice awards. All eyes are on the harrowing Hulu series about a near-future dystopia where women have been stripped of all their rights. But the series has doubly daunting task for its second season. Not only will it have to maintain the momentum of its acclaimed first season, it will have to venture out beyond Margaret Atwood‘s masterful 1985 novel.

Showrunner Bruce Miller has near-complete creative freedom for The Handmaid’s Tale season 2, which just debuted its first look. The first images from season 2 hint at what will happen to Elisabeth Moss‘ June, and where her rebellious actions have left her fellow Handmaids.

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the looming tower trailer

Get ready for your next must-see series: Hulu just released a new trailer for their tense, star-studded new show The Looming Tower. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright, the series deals with how the FBI and CIA dealt with (and in some cases, failed to deal with) the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the 1990s.

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