the outsider trailer

Netflix has released a trailer for The Outsider, a bloody noir starring Jared Leto as a former American POW set in post-World War II Japan.

Leto gets to Last Samurai it up as an American soldier who becomes indebted to the Japanese yakuza, a catch-all for the country’s organized crime, and is forced to navigate Japan’s seedy criminal underworld to repay his debts.

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Red Sparrow clip

Depending on which critic you ask, Red Sparrow is either a surprisingly good adult drama or a slog to sit through. Either way, there’s some buzz behind the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller. A new Red Sparrow clip offers a dramatic-yet-subdued look at the film.

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the last thing he wanted

While all of the attention has gone to socially conscious Oscar front-runners like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out, Anne Hathaway and Dee Rees both quietly delivered two of the most powerful movies of 2017. Hathaway starred in the clever Colossal, whose themes of domestic violence elevated its quirky sci-fi underpinnings, while Rees directed the racially-charged period drama Mudbound. Now, the two of them will be teaming up for their next project.

Hathaway will be starring in The Last Thing He Wanted, an adaptation of a Joan Didion political thriller directed by Rees.

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Jordan Peele’s New Movie Begins Filming This Year

Jordan Peele's new movie

Practically every aspect of Get Out, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut, has been dissected and analyzed during its year-long trek from opening in theaters to becoming a multiple Oscar nominee. Peele has been in videos pointing out easter eggs and addressing fan theories, and classes are being taught about his film. Many movies wouldn’t be able to withstand that much attention, but this one struck a chord with audiences in a profound way.

As we wait to see if Get Out is crowned the year’s Best Picture at the Academy Awards, let’s look ahead to what’s next for the director: a new film that begins shooting later this year. Read more about Jordan Peele’s new movie below.  Read More »

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro cameo

Directors have been making cameos in their own movies since the early days of cinema, so it’s appropriate that The Shape of Water – which is at least partially a throwback to classic Hollywood – would include a cameo from its own filmmaker as well. It also seems appropriate that an iconoclast director like Guillermo del Toro wouldn’t have a traditional cameo in his movie; even if you were straining your eyes to look for him, you’d never see del Toro’s face on screen during the entire run time. That’s because he appears in a more unconventional cameo, aiding actor Doug Jones in bringing his exotic fish-man creature to life.

Read more about The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro cameo below.

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Seven Seconds review

Netflix’s new series Seven Seconds is an addictive procedural drama that starts off as a murder mystery and turns into something else. The show isn’t so much concerned with the crime at hand as it is the fallout – the trauma that befalls relatives, and the way such events can impact several different lives. Seven Seconds has big issues on its mind, particularly tensions that arise in a community when dealing with a racist police force. Ultimately, it’s not entirely successful with its bigger issues, but a series of stellar performances elevate Seven Seconds into something worth watching.

Our Seven Seconds review continues below. Some minor spoilers follow.

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red sparrow clips

Jennifer Lawrence has aced the steely-faced seductive stare. That much we can tell during the barrage of clips, TV spots, and marketing for her upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow.

The film hits theaters in a matter of weeks, and with early buzz building for the movie, 20th Century Fox is kicking its marketing into high gear. But can the air of mystery around Francis Lawrence’s Cold War-era film be maintained?

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Best Movies Streaming Feb.

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

Looking for something to stream this weekend and beyond? I’ve got you covered. This latest edition of Now Stream This has scoured streaming services to bring you back a variety of films: comedy, horror, drama, as well as modern-day movies and classics from Hollywood’s yesterday.

Here you’ll find the directorial debut of Amber Tamblyn; a classic screwball comedy; a horror anthology film; a forgotten Nicole Kidman thriller; a recent highly acclaimed sci-fi flick; an intense indie drama; yet another incredible performance from Michael Stuhlbarg; and much more. It’s time for best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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death wish clip

We may not need a Death Wish remake, but we’re getting one anyway. Eli Roth helms the updated revenge-thriller, which stars Bruce Willis as an angry man who takes the law into his own hands. In the first official Death Wish clip, Willis’ character very calmly decides to shove his daughter into a crawlspace.

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‘Unsane’ Clip: Claire Foy Calls For Help

Unsane clip

Steven Soderbergh‘s iPhone-shot thriller Unsane is going to put Claire Foy through hell. The actress stars as a woman committed to an insane asylum, fighting to convince everyone around her she’s not insane. In a new Unsane clip, Foy’s character attempts to leave the asylum, with miserable results.

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