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Solar Opposites Interview

The first season of the new animated series Solar Opposites recently debuted on Hulu. Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and series writer Mike McMahan have teamed up for the new show about a group of aliens who were forced to abandoned their destroyed homeworld and have been sent to Earth to wait for a living super computer called The Pupa to evolve and terraform the planet, leaving them to live suburban lives in America.

Solar Opposites is a laugh riot, as you can read in my review, so I was very eager to talk to co-creator Mike McMahan about the inception of the show, some of its influences, the surprising and shocking subplot, and what’s in store for the future of the animated series. You can read our full Solar Opposites interview below, but beware of major spoilers for the end of the show if you haven’t yet sat down to watch all eight episodes of the first season Read More »

Romancing the Stone

(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: Romancing the Stone

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: When a romance novelist’s sister is kidnapped, the novelist finds herself flung into a dangerous, whirlwind adventure that’s fit for one of her books – including meeting a brash, handsome stranger who helps her on her quest. But can he be trusted?

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Since 2020’s summer movie season has been significantly altered (to say the least), now seems  like a great time to take a trip back to 1984 and watch one of the very best summer blockbusters of that decade in American cinema. Robert Zemeckis directed Romancing the Stone, a combination of action, adventure, and romance which hits just about every beat you could want from those genres. Two of the hottest actors from the era star in a pulpy, globe-spanning thrill ride, with their characters dashing through exotic locales with life or death stakes driving the whole thing. It rules. Read More »

New Looney Tunes Cartoons Full Episode

HBO Max arrives in just a few days on May 27, and with it comes dozens of new Looney Tunes Cartoons, the latest attempt by Warner Bros. Animation to reboot the classic cartoon characters from decades ago. Recently we shared our review of a few episodes from an early press preview, and I found myself pleasantly surprised by how well they emulated the timeless spirit and comedy of the original animated shorts. Now you can judge for yourself with HBO Max debuting a new Looney Tunes Cartoons full episode for you to watch before it launches later this week. Read More »

Empire Strikes Back Animated

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, for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the animated shorts of Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures tackles The Battle of Hoth. Plus, learn the history of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin located at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, and listen to Nicholas Hoult break down the most memorable characters in his career, from About a Boy to X-Men and more. Read More »

Bridesmaids Sequel

Bridesmaids was a knockout comedy hit in 2011, raking in over $169 million domestically and another $119.2 million internationally, which is pretty damn good for an R-rated romantic comedy. That kind of success and the warm reception from both critics and audiences has resulted in some demand for a sequel over the years. But while director Paul Feig appreciates the love for the movie from fans, he’s not necessarily too keen on putting one together just for the hell of it, and he has a good reason. Read More »

(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: Braven

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video

The Pitch: After his brief stint on Game of Thrones and before he became a major movie star with Aquaman, Jason Momoa worked. He worked a lot. And one of the projects he worked on was Braven, a low-budget action movie about a lumberjack under siege in his isolated cabin by a team of murderous drug dealers. It barely had a theatrical release, but that’s okay. This is the kind of shockingly entertaining b-movie that thrives on home video. Or rather, streaming.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Because Jason Momoa plays a lumberjack named Joe Braven who kills a bunch of evil drug dealers who dare threaten his family. What else do you need?

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Tenet Changes Logo

When the first trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s new film Tenet came along, it arrived with a simple, slick title logo that inverted the last two letters in the title, referencing the “time inversion” that’s at the center of the movie’s plot. However, that logo looks almost exactly the same as one used by a bicycle components company based out of Washington, and since they were first on the scene with the logo design, Warner Bros. Pictures has changed the film’s logo, as evidenced by the end of the recent trailer. Read More »

Zack Snyder's Justice League Rehoots

The loyal fans of Zack Snyder rejoiced this past week when HBO Max officially announced that they would be releasing the director’s original cut of Justice League before Warner Bros. Pictures brought in Joss Whedon to complete the movie. However, even though Zack Snyder is being given money to complete the version of Justice League that fans have been clamoring for, he won’t be allowed to do reshoots with Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. Read More »

New Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Celebrity Edition

(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 Series: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Celebrity Edition

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: It’s the beloved game show that everyone was obsessed with in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but with famous faces in the hot seat playing for charity. Since this run of episodes was recorded just before the coronavirus pandemic shut down productions, there’s no live audience, and only a small crew to make this show happen. The result is a vibe is a lot more laid back, and host Jimmy Kimmel has a good time ribbing contestants like Catherine O’Hara, Anthony Anderson, Caitlin Olson, Nikki Glaser, Hannibal Buress, Lauren Lapkus, and more, resulting in a great way to pass the time, especially for those who are missing their weekly trivia nights.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was a phenomenon that launched back in 1999 after the United Kingdom struck gold with the trivia game show. Though you might not know it, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has been on air non-stop until it was canceled last year with the final episode airing almost exactly one year ago on May 19. But ABC decided to bring back the show with Jimmy Kimmel as host, and they added some celebrity players to spice things up for an event run of the series. The result is a show that tickles your trivia bone and also comes with some big laughs, largely thanks to the banter between Jimmy Kimmel and the guests as they deliberate the answers to the game show’s questions. Read More »

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Fewer trailers

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 rocket into space where some dark things dwell, find an unconventional kind of fight club down under, get taken for an artistic ride, go on a long road trip, and find personal liberation in Western Australia.

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