The Before Trilogy Criterion Collection

Three of the best romance movies of all time make up what is known as Richard Linklater‘s Before Trilogy. Released over 18 years, the films Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013) reveal the love story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), who meet one day in Vienna and share mere hours together before they leave each other, only to see their relationship blossom into something that is simultaneously beautiful and complicated. Now all three films are coming to the Criterion Collection in February of 2017.

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Stranger Things season 2 Shawn Levy

Stranger Things announced the start of production on season two, last week with a photo that revealed most of the returning cast members. But they’re not the only ones coming back for the next run of episodes. Executive producer Shawn Levy, who directed a couple of the first season, will be back to helm two more installments in season two. Apparently he’s not so busy with his Uncharted movie to make a return trip to the Upside Down.  Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer Sequel

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later will bring back plenty of familiar faces from the old Camp Firewood crew, but to keep things interesting it’s also adding some fresh blood to the mix. As of today, that includes Jai Courtney, who’s signed on to romance Amy Poehler‘s Susie in the next run of episodes. Could “comedy star” be the next phase of Courtney’s career?

UPDATE: Samm Levine and Marlo Thomas have also signed up for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later cast. Find out which characters they’re playing below.  Read More »

The Defenders starts shooting

Shooting on The Defenders is finally underway in New York, as evidenced by the first set photos hitting the web. And to celebrate that fact, Netflix’s Marvel crossover series is adding a few more names to its roster.

Yesterday we got official confirmation that Daredevil‘s Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Luke Cage‘s Misty Knight (Simone Missick) would be returning for the crossover series; today brings the news that Daredevil‘s Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Jessica Jones‘ Jeri Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) and Malcolm Ducasse (Eka Darville) will be back as well.  Read More »

Suicide Squad Extended Cut Trailer - Jared Leto

A few days after Suicide Squad arrived on the big screen, a whole rundown of deleted scenes surfaced online, though we had no way of knowing if the list was accurate. Now that new footage is being put back into the movie by way of an extended cut coming to home video next month, we’re getting glimpses of what was left on the cutting room floor, and it includes some of the moments detailed in that list.

A new Suicide Squad extended cut trailer has surfaced online, and it has some bits of new footage that we haven’t seen yet, including some pretty juicy moments between Jared Leto as The Joker and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Watch below! Read More »

The Get Down

The Get Down is a lavish production and looks like one, but even fans of Baz Luhrmann‘s opulent style may be surprised to learn just how expensive it is. A new report claims the 1970s hip-hop drama costs something like $16 million per episode, meaning the entire 12-episode first season will come out to a total of around $190 million. Making matters worse, viewership estimates indicate The Get Down may be a rare flop for the streaming service.  Read More »

Almost Famous

Even though there are plenty of good new movies, TV shows and stand-up specials coming to Netflix next month, there are also some good titles that will be leaving the streaming service, including a couple favorites among the entire /Film staff. Most of the titles leaving will disappearing on November 1st, giving you a week to watch them, but there are a few that won’t be gone until later in the month.

Check out the list of all the movies leaving Netflix in November 2016 after the jump. Read More »

the force awakens commentary

Like any movie with the words “star” and “wars” in the title, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ignited all kinds of conversations when it was released last year. Fans picked apart every scene in the movie, but no moment was more throughly dissected than Rey’s “Forceback,” where Daisy Ridley‘s Jedi-to-be touches Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and finds herself propelled into a wild flashback involving Cloud City, the Knights of Ren, and her own abandonment on Jakku. And thanks to the upcoming collector’s edition Blu-ray of the film, someone else is finally able to weigh in on this scene: director J.J. Abrams.

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VOTD: Is VHS Tape Quality As Bad As We Remember?

VHS Tape Comparison Video

The format of DVD was introduced in 1995, but it wouldn’t be until the early 2000s that it began outpacing VHS in video rental establishments and outselling them in stores. DVD was leaps and bounds better than VHS, simply because the video quality was much better, and it also allowed for the presence of special features such as featurettes, gag reels, film commentary and much more. Since then, we’ve jumped to Blu-ray, though the rise in quality wasn’t quite as impressive. However, when we look back at the jump from VHS to DVD, was the video quality of the former really so bad?

A new video examination from the YouTube tech geek vlogger known as The 8-Bit Guy dives into the quality of VHS tapes, specifically with regards to movies, by comparing them to the most common high quality format we have today.

Watch the VHS tape comparison after the jump. Read More »

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‘Suicide Squad’ Extended Cut Coming to Home Video

SUICIDE SQUAD

If your main problem with David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad was that there wasn’t nearly enough of it, Warner Bros. has a gift for you. And don’t worry, it’s not live rats or dead pigs. The studio has just announced a Suicide Squad extended cut to hit Digital HD and Blu-ray later this year, with 13 minutes of additional footage. Check out the Suicide Squad extended cut announcement teaser below.
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