In December 2013, David Chen released a short documentary on /Film titled Scarecrow Video: An Inside Look at the World’s Biggest Independent Video Store (watch that video here). Scarecrow Video in Seattle is the largest independent video store on the planet. The store is not just a collection of movies trapped in old physical media, but many of the films available at Scarcrow are rare and not elsewhere. Scarecrow is revered and admired, counting filmmakers like Bernardo Bertolucci and Quentin Tarantino as previous visitors. And now Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League has teamed up with Scarecrow Video to form a non-profit collective to preserve the world’s largest “home video” collection of film and television with over 120,000 VHS, laserdiscs, VCDs, DVDs and Blu-ray titles. They have launched a kickstarter to help raise the funds to make this future a reality. Learn more, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
Get ready for another Bluth family reunion. Arrested Development Season 5 is coming, according to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos — it’s a question of when, not if. As in, when they’re able to wrangle the cast back together. Hit the jump to read his comments.
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Posted on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
Matt Murdock’s Hell’s Kitchen is continuing to fill up. Elden Henson has just joined Marvel’s Daredevil in the role of Foggy Nelson, Matt’s friend and colleague. He joins a cast that also includes Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock a.k.a. Daredevil himself. Hit the jump for all the details, including the full press release.
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The story of the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor-league baseball team that ruled the Pacific Northwest in the ’70s, is almost too good to be true. Founded by actor Bing Russell, the team counted his son, Kurt Russell, as a member, and brought together a bunch of hopeful oddballs from all over the country. The Battered Bastards of Baseball tells the story of the Mavericks, and it is a nearly unbelievable tale of success and scrappy play. This is a very funny, entertaining film, and one that has more love of the game of baseball than anything else I’ve seen this year.
Watch the Battered Bastards of Baseball trailer below. Read More »
Sens8, the upcoming Netflix sci-fi drama series from Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, has a cast, and we can also tell you a bit about the plot. The show, which will run 10 episodes, was originally described only as ”a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” Now we know that Naveen Andrews (Lost), Daryl Hannah, and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) will feature in the large ensemble cast. In addition to that trio, the show features almost another dozen primary names in it’s diverse cast. Read More »
The third major role in Daredevil has been cast; we just don’t know what the role is. Charlie Cox is the blind attorney Matt Murdock, who is also the crime-fighting Daredevil. And Vincent D’Onofrio is Wilson Fisk, known in comics circles as the Kingpin of Crime. Now Marvel has cast Rosario Dawson in Daredevil, giving her a major role that will see her appearing in multiple episodes. Is she Elektra? Perhaps she’s Echo? More info below. Read More »
One of the year’s most fascinating documentaries, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, is coming exclusively to Netflix on July 11. Directed by Chapman Way and Maclain Way, it tells the story of the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league baseball team created by Kurt Russell‘s father, Bing Russell. That’s Kurt above, by the way; he was on the team.
The Mavericks were hugely influential and extremely entertaining, as is the documentary. (We reviewed the film at Sundance; read that at this link.) Justin Lin is attached to produce a live action remake, directed by Todd Field.
Before that happens, though, you can see the full film on Netflix next month. Below, see the poster for the film. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Like Reading Rainbow, Sonic the Hedgehog, Goosebumps, and dozens of other ’80s and ’90s relics before it, The Magic School Bus is getting a 21st century makeover. Netflix is making a new version of the classic kids’ series, to be titled The Magic School Bus 360°.
Hit the jump to learn how the Magic School Bus reboot will differ from the original.
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