BOO!!!!! Now that I have your attention, would you like to watch a trailer for The Haunted? If not, too bad, we’re doing it anyway. This horror movie has a woman working a nightshift at a spooky house, which is a surefire recipe for what I like to call the spookies. Things go bump in the night, there are lots of shadows, and more than a few flashlights get used. Watch The Haunted trailer below!
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Take that, Game of Thrones Starbucks cup. Little Women just one-upped the famous background prop error of the HBO fantasy series with not one, but two modern water bottles sitting in the background of Greta Gerwig‘s Oscar-nominated period piece, just waiting to steal the scene from Timothée Chalamet. Sorry, Timmy.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Watch a teaser for Money Heist: Part 4.
- Netflix just announced new unscripted shows, including a new Marie Kondo series.
- Giancarlo Esposito broke a bunch of darksabers while filming The Mandalorian.
- Danai Gurira says goodbye to The Walking Dead.
- Family Guy characters have their own podcast now.
- Scott Z. Burns is making a musical series for AMC.
- NBC has pulled a New Amsterdam pandemic episode.
- Will and Grace series finale gets a date.
- The CW is delaying new episodes of Batwoman and Supergirl.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Kedi
Where You Can Stream It: YouTube Premium and Kanopy and (all you need is a library card)
The Pitch: Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Since we’re probably not going to be traveling anywhere for the next few months, you might get some reprieve from living vicariously through the lens of Kedi, as it shines a light on Istanbul, Turkey. Not only is the city gorgeous in its own right, but it has a bonus for cat lovers out there. Istanbul is home to thousands of stray cats that roam the city. Everywhere you go, there are stray cats. They hang out outside delis, lay on top of warm car hoods, sit on piers longing for fish, and really just lay wherever the hell they want to, even (and sometimes especially) if it’s in someone’s way. They’re cats! And I love them! Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we overcome being an ugly duckling, spend some more time with those with autism, have our third eye melted, look at some hip hop legends, and get exonerated for crimes we didn’t commit.
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Want to smell like The Punisher? Would you like to learn how to draw Groot? Where is a Batman cosplayer trying to keep people off the streets with a Batmobile? How is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson ruining superheroes this time? Want to play as Deadpool in Fortnite? Why was Venom trending on Twitter before the weekend? Are you bummed that Iron Man VR has been delayed? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Right now, everyone is looking for some kind of reprieve from being locked up at home due to the spread of the coronavirus across the United States. That doesn’t appear to be in the cards anytime soon, but The Office executive producers Paul Lieberstein and Ben Silverman think they’ve figured out a way to make light of the situation by crafting a new workplace comedy series inspired by the sudden rise in employees working from home due to the outbreak of coronavirus forcing people to practice social distancing. Read More »
HBO’s new series The Third Day looks promising, and I was looking forward to seeing it next month. Sadly, I – and everyone else – will have to wait a little longer. The series is the latest bit of entertainment that’s had to shuffle its release due to the coronavirus outbreak, and now won’t be premiering until the fall. But in the meantime, you can check out a new trailer below.
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Since movie and television productions are currently on hold, entertainment companies are showing solidarity by making a lot of free content available for people to enjoy while they self-quarantine at home. HBO is the latest to offer up some premium content for free, and even Marvel Comics is getting in on the free content supply. Now Focus Features is launching their own Focus Movie Mondays, where they will live stream one of their films on Facebook for free throughout the month of April. Read More »
Free Guy, the film in which Ryan Reynolds plays an NPC living in a violent video game world, was among the many movies that Disney shuffled around on the release calendar today due to the coronavirus pandemic. The movie, which was initially supposed to arrive this July, will now hit theaters on December 11, 2020. To make that delay a little more bearable, Reynolds shared a clip from the film on his YouTube page of his character sitting inside his apartment as the outside world goes absolutely insane around him. (#RelatableAF)
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