Firebase

Update: That was fast. After planning to crowdfund his new movie Firebase, director Neill Blomkamp has decided to nix the whole idea. Blomkamp took to Twitter to announce that the idea was dead after not raising enough funds.

I’m assuming Blomkamp will try something again, soon.

The original story follows below.

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After a stint making movies the traditional way, Chappie director Neill Blomkamp wants to turn to crowdfunding to make his next film, Firebase. Blomkamp isn’t interested in offering a lot of perks, or using money frivolously. He just wants to put all the money up on the screen, and use it to generate even more money for even more features. Unfortunately, the demand just wasn’t there, and Blomkamp has given up on the idea.

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Blindspotting Trailer

One of the breakout films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival is the sharp, electric and vital Blindspotting. An impressive blend of stylish comedy and powerful drama makes this a remarkable directorial debut for filmmaker Carlos López Estrada, but it’s the presence of Hamilton star Daveed Diggs giving a breakthrough performance that really drives this movie home. But don’t take our word for it. Take a look at the first Blindspotting trailer below. Read More »

Fonzo photos

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Three Identical Strangers trailer

What if one day you found out you had an identical twin that you’d never known about? That’d be a pretty life-altering experience. But imagine then learning that there’s actually a third sibling in the mix, and you were all separated at birth. That’s exactly what happened to Bobby Shafran, Eddy Galland, and David Kellman, and in the Three Identical Strangers trailer, they take center stage in a documentary that not only tracks their reunion, but also uncovers a mysterious secret. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now April

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

Hello, streamers. Are you ready for another round-up of great movies you can stream right now? I sure as hell hope so, or else I compiled this list for nothing. In this edition of Now Stream This, we have one of last year’s best movies, a Michael Mann masterpiece, Dustin Hoffman vs. a Nazi dentist, a modern animated classic, Richard Gere trying to solve spooky mysteries, a killer fetus, and more!

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

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New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

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What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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