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Miss Juneteenth

It’s that time again…time to round up some stray trailers like they’ve never been rounded up before. We’ve wrangled ’em but good over here at /Film HQ (I broke in a new lasso and everything), and now you can reap the benefits by watching all of these babies in one place. Find yourself a comfy spot, maybe wrassle up some snacks, and check them all out below.  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: La Haine

Where You Can Stream It: Kanopy

The Pitch:  a trio of friends wander aimlessly through the French suburbs, distracting themselves from the cycles of poverty and discrimation that entrap them by debating their favorite movies and posturing as Robert de Niro-inspired gangsters.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There are so many restless, rebellious movies of the ‘90s that try to speak to the Gen X frustration with societal norms, but La Haine is the best of all of them. At times meandering and philosophical, at other times downright brutal, La Haine is rooted in the racial and class tensions of 1995 France. Anchored by magnetic performances by Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui and Hubert Koundé and thoughtful direction by Mathieu Kassovitz, the central trio’s performative fantasies collide with reality as they come face-to-face with police brutality and gang violence.

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Indiana Jones 5 release date

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Producer Frank Marshall gives an Indiana Jones 5 update
  • Beverly Hills Cop 4 is still in the works
  • A former Scream franchise star wants to come back for Scream 5
  • What’s the status of Pirates of the Caribbean 6?
  • Simon Pegg talks Mission: Impossible 7 & 8
  • And more!

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rocky documentary digital release

40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic is squaring up for a digital release. The making-of documentary, which features narration from Sylvester Stallone himself, is set to be released on digital on-demand this June.

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Henry Cavill Added to Shazam

Fans of the DC Extended Universe as created by Zack Snyder have gotten a lot of good news over the past couple weeks. Not only is Zack Snyder’s Justice League getting released by HBO Max, but apparently Man of Steel star Henry Cavill will be sticking around as Superman, albeit in an uncertain capacity.

Now that Henry Cavill has been confirmed to continue playing Supes, fans have been asking for something else. They want director David F. Sandberg to add Henry Cavill’s head to the previously faceless cameo made by The Big Blue Boy Scout at the end of the Shazam! last year. Well, ask and you shall receive, because that’s exactly what the filmmaker has done. Check it out below and have your Superman dreams come true. Read More »

The Politician Trailer

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • A whole bunch of shows recently got renewed.
  • Netflix announces the premiere date of The Politician season 2.
  • Watch the Orphan Black cast get together again (remotely, of course).
  • HBO Max’s underground ballroom community competition series Legendary gets a trailer.
  • ESPN wants to replicate the success of The Last Dance with a docuseries about Tom Brady.
  • Why did Skeet Ulrich leave Riverdale? Because he was bored, that’s why.

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The Night of the Hunter

(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: The Night of the Hunter

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video

The Pitch: When a preacher-turned-serial killer learns that his cellmate hid $10,000 on his property before he was arrested and executed, the killer decides to visit the man’s property, seduce his widow, and find the cash.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Before he played the deranged Max Cady in Cape Fear, film noir veteran Robert Mitchum starred in one of the most enduring, quietly terrifying movies of his lengthy career. The Night of the Hunter is a gothic horror film tinged with Americana, an exquisitely crafted portrayal of the loss of childhood innocence and the twisted greed of a cunning lunatic. Read More »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Major Orlando-area resorts are opening back up soon.
  • Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared scant details about enforcing new policies.
  • And 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 try to stop progress, attempt to forge a fond with those who protect and serve, see how gender disparity plays out in Finland, and check-in with Gary Busey who is all about the animals.

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Birds of Prey Concept Art - Alternate Harley Quinn

Want see all the Batman cameos in Teen Titans Go!? Will there be more Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins for the final season of Agents of SHIELD? Are there serious discussions at HBO Max about David Ayer‘s cut of Suicide Squad? Did Hugh Jackman ever wear that yellow Wolverine suit? How do Iron Man and Captain America‘s characters arcs compare in the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »