Star Wars: The Last Jedi is back in the news again. The divisive eighth installment in the Skywalker Saga has a few new fun facts for you, unveiled by none other than writer/director Rian Johnson, who engaged in an informal Q&A of sorts on Twitter about the 2017 Star Wars movie. Per Johnson, he nearly included an appearance from the tragic central figure of the prequels, Anakin Skywalker, but decided against it.
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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Eyes Wide Shut
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are an upper-class married couple who have a fight about infidelity that never actually happened, leading Cruise’s severely cucked character to stalk out into New York City looking to reclaim his manhood. He ends up at the world’s worst/best Christmas party.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: At this point, it’s safe to say that Eyes Wide Shut has become an alternative Christmas classic. The film opened in theaters in July, but it’s wall-to-wall Christmas paraphernalia mixed with existential dread give off serious holiday season vibes.
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Over the summer, new LEGO Art sets were revealed that allow fans to build pop culture portraits of characters like Iron Man and Darth Vader. Now the next wave of LEGO Art building sets has been revealed, and it’s inspired by the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Coming in January, there will be Harry Potter LEGO Art sets that will let fans build tile mosaics of all for of the houses in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin can all be built from a single Harry Potter LEGO Art set. However, if you buy four of them, you’ll be able to make one mega LEGO Art set of the entire Hogwarts school crest. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch a supercut of movie moments that probably scared the hell out of you as a kid, including clips from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Dark Crystal, and more. Plus, take a close look at the model miniatures used to make Moon, and watch the first full episode of Syfy’s new comedy series The Movie Show. Read More »
Want to know how they made Looking Glass‘ reflective mask in Watchmen? How about some Spider-Bots battling outside Avengers Campus? Who could John Diggle‘s new mystery character be on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What did George Clooney say when asked if he would pop up as Batman in The Flash movie? What’s one thing that bugs Ian McKellen about Magneto? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Netflix has picked up Stowaway, a sci-fi film featuring Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor, Pitch Perfect), Toni Collette (Velvet Buzzsaw, Hereditary), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Always Be My Maybe), and Shamier Anderson (Race, Destroyer). The Joe Penna-directed movie involves a mission to Mars gone wrong. Netflix will release the pic in the US, UK, Australia/New Zealand, India, Latin America, Africa, and select other countries in Asia and Europe.
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Netflix is heading down under for their latest animated family movie. Back to the Outback has been slated for release in the fall of 2021, and the streaming service has announced the impressive cast of Australians (and more) who will be lending their voices to the movie about a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures who plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback. Read More »
Song Exploder is back for more. The Netflix series, adapted from the podcast of the same name hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway, is returning for more episodes featuring musical artists explaining the backstories of some of their hit songs. The first volume featured Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., and Ty Dolla $ign, while volume 2 includes Dua Lipa, The Killers, Trent Reznor, and Natalia Lafourcade. Check out a trailer below.
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Considering how many people decided it was okay to fly across the country for Thanksgiving in the middle of a pandemic, it should come as no surprise that some people were also willing to risk their lives to see what an animated caveman family has been up to after seven years.
The Croods 2: A New Age opened in theaters for the holiday weekend, and while it had no problem taking the top spot at the box office and surpassing Tenet for the biggest box office opening since the coronavirus pandemic began, these numbers are still nothing to brag about. Read More »
STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shailene Woodley star, with varying levels of believable accents, as the attorneys who cross swords on the courtroom over Slahi’s case. Watch The Mauritanian trailer below.
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