2001 4K Blu-ray

Following the recent theatrical run of the “unrestored” 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick‘s game-changing sci-fi classic is headed to 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. The 2001 4K Blu-ray arrives on October 30, 2018.

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2001 re-release trailer

The 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey is upon us. To celebrate the film’s half-a-century birthday, 2001 will have a 70mm re-release, enabling audiences to experience Kubrick’s mind-trip sci-fi film on the (very) big screen. A new 2001 re-release trailer awaits you below.

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R. Lee Ermey Dead

R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures.

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Ready Player One Shining Scene

One of the most memorable moments in the pop culture smorgasbord that is Ready Player One eerily recreates a scene from one of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous films. If you were wondering just how Steven Spielberg so accurately recreated Kubrick, the answer awaits you below.

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2001 Cannes Screening

Big ole honking film nerd Christopher Nolan is going to lug a 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Cannes this year. The Cannes screening comes ahead of a 70mm re-release hitting select theaters this May.

More on the 2001 Cannes screening below.

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A.I. and Minority Report

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report.)

“What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook. It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of adulthood? Of course, the compelling concept of this tagline is all but forgotten in the runtime of Hook, where the adult Peter Pan quickly reverts to childhood in order to save the day. Still, what a notion!

Sometimes, life imitates art. In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg, the perpetual child – the pop culture impresario who found a way to turn childhood and nostalgia into a lucrative, highly entertaining art form – did something remarkable.

In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg grew up.

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The Shining Alternate Cut

A rare cut of Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining, featuring a deleted scene, is currently up for auction. For almost $4000, you could own a piece of film history, and make a bunch of Kubrick fans very jealous. More on The Shining alternate cut below.

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Christopher Nolan 2001

Acclaimed filmmaker and vest enthusiast Christopher Nolan is out making the rounds in anticipation for the (likely) Oscar nominations for his film Dunkirk. As part of his press tour, the Dark Knight director revealed why he thinks that Stanley Kubrick‘s immortal, cerebral space-epic 2001: A Space Odyssey should be shown to children. Read on for Christopher Nolan’s thoughts on 2001.

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Best Christmas 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.) 

I don’t want to alarm you, but I have some shocking news: it’s currently the holiday season. Yes, I can’t believe it either, but here we are. The utterly bonkers year that was 2017 is almost gone, but before it goes we’ll have to muddle through the holiday season somehow. The holidays can be a stressful time for some people: there’s the hassle of finding the perfect gift for loved ones, mixed with lousy weather, congested traffic and the existential dread of the looming new year. My advice? Relieve some of that stress with movies. After all, movies are the reason for the season (please don’t correct me on this, I’m sure this is correct).

In the spirit of giving, I’ve compiled a list of Christmas movies for you to stream as we run out the clock on 2017. These aren’t your traditional Christmas movies, though. The films compiled here are primarily what I’d like to call alternative Christmas movies. In other words, a lot of these are Christmas movies for people who don’t like Christmas movies. But don’t worry, I made sure to throw in one or two traditional tales of holiday cheer just in case.

Here are the best Christmas movies streaming right now! Let’s get streaming.

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Eyes Wide Shut documentary

Stanley Kubrick, one of the most acclaimed filmmakers in the history of the medium, left this world in 1999, but right before his death he completed work on his final film, Eyes Wide Shut. The psychological journey into a night of Christmastime orgies and sexual frustration divided critics and audiences alike upon release, but in subsequent years has gained a steady following of fans who appreciate how brilliant the film is. Now, an Eyes Wide Shut documentary will attempt to dissect Kubrick’s challenging final film.

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