godzilla shared universe

Toho is creating their own Godzilla shared universe. Not to be confused with Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse, Toho’s shared universe will launch after Toho’s deal with Warner Bros. and Legendary comes to a close after 2021.

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Climax trailer

Provocateur director Gaspar Noé has built his career on scandalous movies like I Stand Alone, Enter the Void, Irreversible, and Love. Now he’s back with Climax, a trippy drama about a group of dancers who drink spiked sangria, and some critics are calling it his best movie yet. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Mummy) leads the cast, and you can watch the first Climax trailer below. Read More »

pop culture imports

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

We may be drowning in the hundreds of original streaming titles that are released each month, but there are so many foreign-language movies and shows that are just begging for you to stream them. This week we have the directorial debut of world-renowned animation giant Hayao Miyazaki, a tour-de-force performance from Diane Kruger, a heartwarming documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda, John Woo‘s high-octane Netflix action movie packed to the brim with doves, and an intriguing Danish semi-zombie series.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and dive into the best foreign-language titles of the week.

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burning trailer

The hottest movie at Cannes has a very appropriate title: Burning.

South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong made a huge splash at the French film festival this week with what critics are hailing as the best film to screen at Cannes. Burning stars Korean star Yoo Ah In as well as The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun in a eerily sinister performance that is sure to earn him awards buzz once the movie hits Stateside. But while we wait for the acclaimed thriller to finish making the festival rounds, check out the Burning trailer below.

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Bleeding Steel Trailer

While Jackie Chan may not be as popular in the United States these days as he was during the late 1990s and early 2000s, he’s still churning out plenty of action movies over in his native Hong Kong. Chan may not be a box office draw here in the US, but every now and then one of his movies ends up getting a domestic release, and his latest looks completely bonkers.

Bleeding Steel stars Jackie Chan as a Hong Kong police inspector named Lin, but what’s crazy is that the enemy he’s facing is some kind of technologically enhanced man who looks like one of the Borg crossed with Batman & Robin‘s Mr. Freeze and employs an army that looks like they’re from the grid in TRON Legacy. Apparently, what he needs to survive is some kind of bio-chemical, artificial heart that just so happens to have been implanted in Lin’s missing daughter.

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Fugue trailer

Agnieszka Smoczynska, director of the strange, brilliant cannibal mermaid musical The Lure, has a new film: Fugue. This thriller focuses on a woman with amnesia who would be perfectly happy to never remember her old life. Watch the Fugue trailer below.

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pop culture imports

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

It looks like summer may finally be peeking out from behind the clouds — and you know what that means. It’s time to take refuge indoors as the weather becomes unbearably hot. And what better to watch on a warm summer day than a few foreign-language movies and TV shows?

In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, we have Netflix’s adorable anime about a death metal-loving red panda that has taken the internet by storm, a surreal Israeli religious comedy, a heartbreakingly human superhero movie from the director of Train to Busan, a Brazilian dystopian thriller series, and a Bollywood-inspired retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

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manhunt trailer

John Woo returns to big, loud action filmmaking with Manhunt, which arrives on Netflix this week. It’s a silly yet entertaining thriller that finds the filmmaker embracing his trademarks and delivering a film overflowing with non-stop action. Watch the Manhunt trailer below.

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movies coming to Netflix in May 2018

April showers bring May flowers, and also, new TV shows and movies on Netflix. Next month brings more great movies to Netflix, including Pixar’s latest, a misunderstood Ryan Gosling movie, a superior superhero sequel, a Bourne movie, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May 2018 below.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

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

In dire need of something to stream, right now? Right this very minute? Then you’re in luck! As usual, I’ve scoured the best streaming services and brought back the best streaming options available for your viewing pleasure. Here you’ll find a saga from Paul Thomas Anderson; a dramadey about writer’s block; an underrated film from M. Night Shyamalan; a John Carpenter classic; a horror movie unlike any other; a star-studded alien invasion comedy; and more!

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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