Ava DuVernay Central Park Five

After 13th, which detailed the history of mass incarceration in the United States, scored a well-deserved nomination for Best Documentary Feature at this year’s Oscars, director Ava DuVernay (Selma, Disney’s upcoming A Wrinkle in Time) is heading back to Netflix to direct a five-episode series that tells the story of the wrongly-convicted Central Park Five. Get the latest info about the new Ava DuVernay Central Park Five TV show below.
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the poughkeepsie tapes

You may remember seeing a trailer for The Poughkeepsie Tapes back in 2007, when it was still set to hit theaters in early 2008. And then…nothing. The film was yanked off the schedule and vanished without a trace. And like any horror movie that proves difficult or impossible to see, the film became something of a cult object. Would director John Erick Dowdle‘s found footage serial killer movie ever see the light of day? Would it get a proper release?

It only took 10 years, but the answer is now yes. Scream Factory will release The Poughkeepsie Tapes on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.

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Now Stream This Punch-Drunkl

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

Independence Day just ended, which for many of us means it’s time to trudge back to work, our sunburns peeling, our clothes still stinking of BBQ (gross, throw your clothes in the washer, weirdo). What better way to cure the post-July 4th blues than by kicking back and streaming some movies? In this edition of Now Stream This, we have a silent Hitchcock classic, a chilling ghost story, a hilarious mockumentary about dog shows, James Caan getting his ankles smashed by a sledgehammer, and the best performance of Adam Sandler’s career. Let’s get streaming.

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Westworld Season 1 DVD

Normally, we don’t feel the need to highlight the home video release of a particular season of television. But in the case of Westworld, a series where we recapped every single episode and have entire podcast dedicated to it, we’ll make an exception.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and HBO have announced that the first season of Westworld will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download in November. The release will include a bunch of special features that will allow fans to dive even deeper into the science fiction world that Delos Incorporated has created for the super wealthy.

Get details on the Westworld season 1 DVD, Blu-ray and digital download release below. Read More »

Castlevania cast

Producer Adi Shankar, the guy responsible for bootleg short films like the R-rated Power/Rangers and Venom: Truth in Journalism, has been hyping his upcoming animated television adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game Castlevania for a while now, and when the teaser trailer was released last month, fans finally got a taste of what he was talking about.

Now, in a new video, Shankar and actor Graham McTavish (whom you may recognize from his role as The Saint of Killers on AMC’s Preacher) have announced the major Castlevania cast members – including McTavish himself, who’s voicing Dracula, and The Hobbit trilogy star Richard Armitage, who’s voicing the vampire hunter Trevor Belmont.
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T2 Trainspotting Featurette

Earlier this year, Danny Boyle brought back the drug-addled characters of his cult favorite Trainspotting for a sequel that took 20 years to get off the ground. T2 Trainspotting caught up with Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle as Renton, Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie at a drastically different time in their lives.

T2 Trainspotting is coming to Blu-ray and DVD next week, and in honor of the film’s home video release by Sony Pictures, we have an exclusive clip from one of the special features with director Danny Boyle sitting with his cast to talk about returning to these characters two decades later. It looks like a fascinating, casual chat.

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Okja

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

Summer is here, which means it’s time for summer movie season! Which also means that most of the movies hitting multiplexes will be terrible. Why not stay home and stream some good movies instead?

This latest edition of Now Stream This features what might be the best film of 2017, and surprise surprise, it’s a film made for Netflix. The monocles of movie theater purists everywhere likely just shattered at that news, but this is the age we live in. Below you’ll also find a French horror film, a Japanese New Wave classic, an animated cult classic, a masterpiece of trash cinema and much more. So crank up the AC, turn on the TV and avoid going outside and making human contact at all costs! Let’s get streaming.

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Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray

Following the release of Tim Burton’s Batman in 1989 and the sequel Batman Returns in 1992, Warner Bros. Pictures tried their hand at bringing the animated version of The Dark Knight to theaters with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm on Christmas Day in 1993.

As a continuation of Batman: The Animated Series, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year like Batman Returns, the animated film didn’t spark much interest at the box office, pulling in only $5.6 million in its entire domestic run. Still, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm has become a favorite among Batman fans, especially with all the love that they have for the animated series that inspired it.

For years, fans have wanted to get their hands on Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in high definition, but it hadn’t been made available. That will change later this year though as Warner Archive has just announced the animated movie will be releases on Blu-ray this summer. Find out more about the Batman Mask of the Phantasm Blu-ray after the jump. Read More »

Stranger Things action figures

Funko may be best known for their Pop! Vinyl toy line, but now the company has created a batch of Stranger Things action figures based on popular characters from the supernatural Netflix series. After taking a look at these figures, I’m guessing collectors who love the show would be willing to dive into the Upside Down in order to get their hands on these things.
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Futurama Leaving Netflix

Fans of Futurama who have enjoyed watching the animated series over the years on Netflix will be disappointed to hear that the show is leaving the streaming service next month. When June is over, nearly all of Futurama will be removed from Netflix’s library.

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