movies coming to netflix

It’s that time again. The full list of movies coming to Netflix next month has been released, which means it’s time for us to sift through the titles and pick out everything that you should prioritize. This batch includes a few bonafide masterpieces, some binge-worthy television, and a few tremendous bad movies that demand to be seen.

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Voyage of Time Trailer - Terrence Malick

The first trailer for Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, a new documentary from filmmaker Terrence Malick, debuted back in June ahead of a special 45-minute IMAX release of the film coming this fall. Brad Pitt narrates that version, and it’s the only one confirmed for a US release so far. However, there’s a feature-length, 90-minute cut of the film that is narrated by Cate Blanchett, and a new trailer has just debuted teasing that version of the movie.

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doomed documentary

In 1994, legendary B-movie maestro Roger Corman produced a low-budget film adaptation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four comic book. It was never officially released in theaters or on home video. The story of this production and its sad, strange aftermath is the subject of a new documentary called Doomed, which has just received an official release date for later this year.

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The Giant's Dream Teaser Trailer

At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. This documentary is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process; a real must see. You can get your first look at the new documentary in a new teaser trailer released by the filmmaker.

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The Eagle Huntress trailer

One young heroine tells the story of another in The Eagle HuntressOtto Bell‘s well-received Sundance documentary about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old Kazakh girl who overturns 2,000 years of tradition to become the first female eagle hunter. Helping to chronicle Aisholpan’s uplifting tale is Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley, who serves as narrator and executive producer. Watch the Eagle Huntress trailer below.  Read More »

Movie Title Designs

Most of the time, movie titles come and go without much pomp and circumstance. After all, audiences already know what movie they’re sitting down to see, so why bother being flashy about it? Well, some of the best movie title designs immediately immerse you in the world in which you’re about to spend a couple hours, which is why some of the most iconic ones really stand out.

Movie title designer Dan Perri, who has worked on films such as Star Wars, Gangs of New York, The Exorcist and more, is profiled in the latest installment of Academy Originals ongoing series “Credited As.” The documentary short dives into the craft of movie title design, shining a light on the craft that you’ve probably never spent more than a minute thinking about in your head. Read More »

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fearless trailer

The late Roger Ebert famously called movies “empathy machines,” writing on how they allow you to experience other lives and new perspectives in a fashion that most other art forms cannot. I find this to be especially true with great documentaries, which can take subject matter that doesn’t seem like it would interest you at all and blow your mind wide open with the details of a world you would normally never think about.

Case in point: this new Netflix documentary series about professional bull riders. I didn’t know I wanted to watch a documentary series about professional bull riders, but here we are. It’s called Fearless and there’s a trailer and everything.

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24x36 trailer

We live in an interesting age for movie posters. While actual film studios and the marketing people they employ continue to line multiplex walls with generic, heavily photoshopped work that generally relies on giant floating heads and/or random debris particles filling in every inch of negative space, pop culture art has undergone a revolution. Companies like Mondo, the Bottleneck Gallery, and Hero Complex have embraced movie buffs’ desire to line their walls with tremendous art representing films that are important to them. The movie poster has been reinvented.

The new documentary 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters looks to explore how the beautiful movie posters from decades past gave way to the generic designs of today and how third parties and inspired artists have resurrected the form. And yes, you can watch the trailer below.

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Steven Spielberg Documentary

There was a time when it wasn’t easy to watch videos taking us behind the scenes of our favorite movies. Today, cinephiles are spoiled with featurettes, documentaries and more that show how movies are made. But there was a time when you had to be at the right place at the right time to catch a glimpse of your favorite director hard at work, showing how movie magic brings their latest vision to life. Thanks to the magic of the internet, we get to see one of those videos online today.

Back in the 1980s, a Japanese TV crew was given unprecedented access to director Steven Spielberg, resulting in an hour-long documentary that shows the iconic filmmaker in the middle of his booming career. Tour Spielberg’s office and home at a time when he had already directed Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, but hadn’t yet moved on to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. It’s a fascinating and eye-opening documentary into the life and career of a filmmaking legend when he was just in his mid-30s.

Watch the Japanese Steven Spielberg documentary after the jump. Read More »