Teyonah Parris in Dear White People

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon is also jumping into the original features game. Their first foray into that realm will be Chi-Raq, Spike Lee‘s contemporary retelling of the classical Greek play Lysistrata.

The company’s latest statement on the project reveals some new details, including a full cast list that includes Teyonah ParrisAngela BassettJohn Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Get all the details on the Amazon Chi-Raq project after the jump.  Read More »

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Netflix Narcos

After a blood-splattered, cocaine-dusted first teaser, Netflix’s Narcos has come back with its first full-on trailer. Wagner Moura plays legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal the DEA agents who attempt to take him down in the 1980s. Watch the Narcos trailer after the jump. Read More »

Die Hard Nakatomi Set

Fox is getting back into the Comic Con game in a big way with a new Die Hard Nakatomi set that houses all five films in the franchise within a plastic replica of the series’ signature building, the tower in Nakatomi Plaza. (Which, in real life, is located in Century City in Los Angeles, and is now Fox Plaza, and the official home of 20th Century Fox.)

This set, which is available for pre-order at Comic Con, will street on October 13, with blu-ray and Digital HD copies of all five films, from the 1988 Die Hard to 2013’s A Good Day to Die Hard, in addition to a full suite of special features, some of which are new to this set.

And, hey, if you really hate the idea of owning the fifth movie, you can always leave it in the tower and set the model on fire, thereby recreating the great climax of the first film and getting rid of that pesky fifth movie at the same time. Check out a larger image and the full specs below. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

Get the Netflix movie release dates after the jump. Read More »

Netflix series Montauk

Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.

A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.

Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »

X-Men Rogue Cut Blu-ray cover

In the mutant-packed extravaganza that was X-Men: Days of Future Past, there was one glaring omission. Fan favorite Rogue got dropped from the film, after Anna Paquin had already shot her scenes.

But as you’ve probably already heard, she’s being reinstated in the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, out on Blu-ray and DVD later this month. Today, we have our first official glimpse of Paquin in the movie. Get your X-Men Rogue Cut first look after the jump. Read More »

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Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

The original Wet Hot American Summer was already a throwback, to 1980s camp movies, and now the prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is going even further back into the past. (By about two months, but still.) So it seems only appropriate that the latest Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer would also look like a relic of bygone times.

There’s actual new footage in this promo, featuring all your favorite Camp Firewood counselors like Paul RuddAmy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks. But you almost wouldn’t know it from the fuzzy VHS style. Watch the Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Guest

To get the most out of your Netflix (or Amazon, or Hulu) subscription, it helps to know which films you need to watch before they disappear — and which films you should add to your queue when they arrive. After the jump, find out which films are coming and going from Netflix next month. Plus, get highlights from Amazon and Hulu’s upcoming slate. Read More »

Goon - Jay Baruchel

And now, some random sequel-related tidbits to usher you into the weekend. After the jump:

  • Sorry, Princess Diaries 3 is not currently in the works
  • Vin Diesel says The Last Witch Hunter 2 is happening
  • Ron Perlman doesn’t want crowdfunding for Hellboy 3
  • Preorder this Jurassic World limited edition gift set
  • Revisit Jimmy Fallon‘s Jurassic World cameo
  • Red Robin serves up a Terminator: Genisys burger
  • Jay Baruchel shares a photo from the Goon sequel set
  • Sinister 2 wishes everyone a happy Father’s Day

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