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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 »

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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Avengers: Endgame Alternate End Credits

Want to see some alternate end credits designs considered for Avengers: Endgame? Would you like to see Stephanie Beatriz take over the mantle of Batwoman? What did Ben Affleck have to say to fans about supporting Zack Snyder’s Justice League? Why might there be a challenge with Catwoman once The Batman resumes production? What is James Gunn‘s favorite superhero movie? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

force of nature trailer

Mel Gibson has entered Grumpy Old Man territory with Force of Nature, a movie that looks to be a combination of a disaster movie and a heist movie. When a group of thieves shows up during a Category 5 hurricane, Gibson’s retired cop character teams with a disgraced cop (Emile Hirsch) and others to save the day while pointing guns in every direction. Watch the Force of Nature trailer below.

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Staged Trailer

It looks like the number of makeshift programming inspired by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown will keep rising as time goes on. While the likes of Parks and Recreation, All Rise and Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet have put together remotely produced special episodes, the BBC has put together an entirely new comedy series called Staged. The series will follow Good Omens stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen as members of a cast of a furloughed West End theatre production as they try to continue rehearsals through video calls at home. Read More »

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Six Flags roller coaster

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Six Flags will be instituting reservations when they reopen.
  • Take a look at how Universal Studios Orlando will enforce social distancing when it opens.
  • And more!

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