new heat blu-ray

Released in 1995, Michael Mann’s Heat has spent the past 22 years embedding itself into pop culture consciousness. It’s hard to think of a crime movie (or even a crime video game) made in the past two decades that doesn’t owe it some kind of debt. This is Mann at his biggest and glossiest, his coolest and his grimmest, his most realistic and his most fantastical. It’s the three-hour action epic of our dreams.

With the new “Director’s Definitive Edition” Blu-ray on sale this week, Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux sat down to talk about Heat, what makes a Michael Mann movie, and yes, that rightfully famous shootout.

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Fargo episode 4 review

(Every week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Fargo season 3 by answering one simple question: who f*cked up the most this week?)

This week’s episode of Fargo begins with Emmit Stussy (Ewan McGregor) worrying about his appearance. By the end of “The Narrow Escape Problem,” how his hair looks is the least of his problems. In episode four of of the third season of Noah Hawley‘s FX series, Emmit, Ray, and Nikki Swango (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) dig deeper holes for themselves.

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The Irishman filming

Before the summer ends, Martin Scorsese will start de-aging Robert De NiroAl Pacino, and Joe Pesci. The three actors will help tell the story of professional hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, which spans decades. The spectacular trio will play heir characters at the ages of 30, 50, and 70. ILM will handle the de-aging effect, while Netflix will take care of the film’s the release.

Below, learn more about The Irishman.

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Cars 3 trailer

Sylvester Stallone turned the training montage into a staple of the sports movie genre with his Rocky films, but it looks like the people at Pixar are big fans of Rocky IV in particular. The brand new Cars 3 trailer that just debuted looks like this movie is essentially a remake of Stallone’s sequel, and Cars 3 even has its own version of Dolph Lundgren’s steroid-fueled Russian boxer Ivan Drago: a sleek new car named Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). See him go head-to-head with Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) in the new Cars 3 trailer below.
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13 Reasons Why season 2

For the past several weeks, 13 Reasons Why‘s writer’s room has been busy working on the acclaimed and controversial drama’s second season. The confirmation of a second season only arrived two days ago, and a month after season one became available on Netflix. The series ends where Jay Asher‘s book finished, but showrunner Bryan Yorkey believes there’s far more to the story yet to be told.

Below, Yorkey discusses 13 Reasons Why season 2.

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Fifty Shades Darker Honest Trailer

The phenomenon that was the Fifty Shades of Grey book series doesn’t seem to be faring quite as well as a film franchise, at least not with all the readers who touched themselves while reading this book written by a Twilight fan fiction writer. Though the first film was a massive success that pulled in over $571 million worldwide, the sequel Fifty Shades Darker made significantly less with just $378 million raked in at the global box office.

Basically, once viewers saw that most of the kinky sex didn’t make the cut in the first movie, plenty of them lost interest. And once you watch the Honest Trailer for the sequel, it’s not hard to see why. This movie is decidedly not sexy, no matter how hard it tries to be, and it feels more like some kind of joke than a legitimate erotic romance. Is this really the kind of stuff that turned on millions of women around the world?

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Beauty and the Beast box office

Beauty and the Beast has officially become the highest grossing PG film of all time.

Bill Condon‘s live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens broke the record this weekend, passing Pixar’s Finding Dory, which previously held the record at $486.3 million domestically and $1.029 billion worldwide.

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woodshock trailer

There few film distributors who engender loyalty quite like A24, a company whose track record has been so consistent and so downright fascinating that we were compelled to rank every single movie they’ve released. Their ever-expanding filmography looks to continue with Woodshock, which certainly looks like it’ll slide right into their library. An unsettling little movie, with fresh talent behind the camera, starring a performer who has proven herself time and time again to be worth watching? Yeah, that’s the exact kind of movie we’ve come to expect from A24 at this point.

The Woodshock trailer is light on plot but heavy on stunning visuals…and on Kirsten Dunst, who has quietly re-emerged as one of the most exciting actresses working at the moment.

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Orange is the New Black season 5

The heartbreaking events of Orange is the New Black’s season four finale loom large in season 5, and thanks to a brand new trailer, it looks like this entire upcoming season is going to be addressing the fallout of that main character death. Grab your jumpsuits, because it’s almost time to head back to the Litchfield Correctional Facility.
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chicanery review

(Every week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Better Call Saul season 3 by answering one simple question: who came out on top when the credits rolled?)

“Chicanery” showcases everything that’s best about Better Call Saul. Last week’s episode was a thrill as it delved into the gangland politics that will ultimately set up Breaking Bad, but the main character of this show is still Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). This week focuses exclusively on the final nail in the coffin of his relationship with Chuck (Michael McKean) over the course of essentially only three scenes. While we passed the point of no return a couple of weeks ago, the break still isn’t a clean one. It’s the tearing of flesh from bone, and it makes for a devastating hour of television.

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