Writing a movie is difficult enough. Imagine writing it from a wheelchair without the ability to speak or move. That’s the unbelievable truth of what Scott Lew did for his new film, Sexy Evil Genius. In 2004, Lew was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, which has since left the writer a mute pentaplegic. (He can’t move his four limbs, neck or head) He’s forced to breathe with a ventilator and communicates with the help of an assistant, as well as an infrared dot on his forehead.
Using that painstaking process to communicate, Lew wrote the film Sexy Evil Genius, which stars Katee Sackoff, Seth Green, Michelle Trachtenberg, William Baldwin and Harold Perrineau. Directed by Shawn Piller, it’s out on DVD April 9 and the disc includes the documentary Jujitsu-ing Reality, which details Lew’s story. /Film is proud to exclusively debut a clip from the documentary. Check it out below. Read More »
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Fans who ripped open their Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One box sets probably went straight to the Phase Two teases. Who can blame them? Great stuff came out of that but, those fans are now working their way back through the discs for movies we have already seen and – surprise, surprise – Marvel has included some awesome content there too.
Some of that content has now shown up online, including some never before seen deleted scenes from The Avengers, an alternate ending to Iron Man 2 and a documentary on the shawarma tag filmed for The Avengers after its premiere. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Seven years, three months, and sixteen days. That’s how long Arrested Development fans will have been waiting for new episodes when the fourth season finally premieres on Netflix next month, as revealed by the streaming service today.
The fact that the beloved cult comedy is returning at all is reason enough to get excited, but Netflix and the show’s producers are further sweetening the deal with another extra episode, bringing the total for Season 4 up to 15. To celebrate the announcement, the company has released a new teaser poster which you can see after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
There’s no shortage of streaming options for the web-savvy cinephile, but the recently launched Warner Archive Instant promises something a little different. Whereas Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and their ilk compete to bring the newest releases to subscribers’ homes, Warner Archive Instant boasts a catalog of films and shows from the 1920s through the 1990s.
The service isn’t for everyone, and its limited range makes it more of a complement to than a replacement for any of the other major streaming services. But for fans of classic film, it’s a great way to discover or rediscover older works that are otherwise tough to find online. Learn more after the jump.
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Late last year, Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas) announced the development of their first television project, called Sens8. Working with J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), the two were putting together a TV series that would potentially see the Wachowskis in the director’s chair(s) for an episode or two.
Now the show is described as “a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” We have that description because Netflix has given the show a 10-episode order, and Sens8 will debut on the streaming service in late 2014. Read More »
Many Zombieland fans know that, before the idea was turned into a successful film, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick conceived Zombieland as a TV show. At the time, that sounded kind of nuts but after the uber success of The Walking Dead (not to mention the hit status of Ruben Fleischer’s film) the show is finally going to take its original form.
Reese and Wernick just finished shooting the pilot for Zombieland the TV show and, above, you have the first look at the new cast: Little Rock (Izabela Vidovic), Tallahassee (Kirk Ward), Wichita (Maiara Walsh), and Columbus (Tyler Ross).
In other good news, Reese and Wernick told us this weekend how fans can assure that the show, which will debut on Amazon, stays alive. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
HBO Go is pretty sweet if you’re already an HBO subscriber. The streaming service gives users access to HBO’s entire catalog of films and TV shows — everything from Girls to The Sopranos — from any computer, iPad, iPhone, or Android phone. Earlier this year, the company further sweetened the deal by enabling AirPlay, allowing customers to play video on their Apple TVs. But all that convenience comes with a hefty price tag: a basic cable package to begin with, plus an HBO subscription on top of that. It’s not uncommon for customers to shell out upwards of $100 per month in total.
From the service’s launch, would-be customers have been begging HBO for a standalone HBO Go option to serve those who just want the streaming but don’t want to pay for cable. So far, the premium cable giant has steadfastly insisted that the economics “are not particularly compelling.” But times are changing, and as of yesterday the company is singing a slightly different tune. In a recent interview, HBO CEO Richard Plepler acknowledged that HBO Go could team with broadband providers in the future. Hit the jump to read more.
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Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
It took Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell several years to get as far as a Kickstarter campaign for the long-awaited Veronica Mars movie sequel, and fans less than twelve hours to scrape together the necessary $2 million budget. Now, just as promised, Warner Bros. has officially greenlit the movie. All that’s left for us at this point is the waiting. By Thomas’ own estimates, Veronica Mars won’t hit theaters for another year or so.
On the plus side, though, that means there’s plenty of time to revisit the original series before picking back up with the Neptune crowd. Hit the jump to find out where you can stream it online for free. Plus, learn more about how exactly Warner Bros. plans to make the movie.
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