At long last, a Happy Endings reunion is finally going to happen – and we only have to wait a few days to see it. But unfortunately, this won’t be a full-fledged televised reunion like NBC’s recent pandemic episode of Parks and Recreation. Instead, the original cast of the beloved sitcom is coming back for a virtual reunion this month. But the Happy Endings reunion will be similar to the Parks and Rec resurrection in one specific way: it will feature the cast performing brand new material. Get all the ah-mazing details below. Read More »
HBO Max had a somewhat botched debut thanks to confusion about WarnerMedia’s brands and which customers got the new streaming service for free and which ones needed to pay to subscribe. But the good news with setting the bar low at the start is that it should be easy for things to improve from here.
Today, WarnerMedia released a new commercial promoting several big upcoming releases from HBO and HBO Max, and the spot features footage from Steven Soderbergh‘s new movie Let Them All Talk, the Ridley Scott-produced sci-fi series Raised By Wolves, the Jude Law/Naomie Harris show The Third Day, and much more. Check it out below. Read More »
Director Joel Schumacher died last month, and many of the obituaries and appreciation pieces written about his life highlighted his work on the stylish 1987 vampire movie The Lost Boys, which became a generational touchstone for kids of a certain age. The franchise has since expanded with a pair of straight-to-DVD sequels and a comic book series, but it looks like a Lost Boys musical – which fills in some of the backstory before the events of the first movie – is going to be heading to Broadway. Listen to the musical’s soundtrack and get the plot details below. Read More »
More than seven years after it went off the air, 30 Rock is returning to television this Thursday night.
But a new report reveals that more than half of the country won’t be able to watch the reunion special because NBC’s largest local affiliate groups are refusing to broadcast it. Find out the reason for the affiliates’ beef with this particular reunion, and how you can see it even if you live in an area where it won’t be broadcast.
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Is there a major pop culture property that’s had more artwork devoted to it than Star Wars? You could fill multiple museums with all of the art released since the pop culture art boom that’s been dedicated to a galaxy far, far away, but there are still incredible Star Wars-related pieces being produced on a regular basis. Case in point: tomorrow, Bottleneck Gallery and Acme Archives are releasing some stunning new art from Ise Ananphada, Juan Ruiz Burgos, Gianmarco Magnani AKA Silence TV, and Andy Fairhurst. You’ve gotta check these out.
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In April of 2019, actor Robert Pattinson teased that his upcoming collaboration with director Christopher Nolan was “the craziest thing [he’s] seen in years” and “the length of three movies.” While we anxiously await seeing Nolan’s new spy thriller Tenet for ourselves to determine if it is also the craziest thing we’ve seen in years, the latter part of Pattinson’s comment is being called into question. The Tenet runtime has just been revealed by the Korean Media Rating Board, and it turns out the film isn’t some five or six-hour behemoth after all. (Not that anyone realistically expected it to be, but still.)
Here’s how the newly-uncovered runtime compares to the other movies in Nolan’s filmography. 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 Series: Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: 14 years after Wet Hot American Summer became a cult classic, creators David Wain and Michael Showalter got the greenlight from Netflix to make a prequel series which is set weeks before the events of the film. The cast, which includes huge names like Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and more, still play young adults despite actually being middle-aged.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Most prequels suck. They frequently provide unsatisfying answers to lingering questions we never really wanted the answers to in the first place. But Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp emphatically does not suck. In fact, I contend that it’s one of the best prequels ever made, because it deepens the world presented in the original movie and gives surprising, frequently hilarious answers to questions we never even thought to ask the first time around. Read More »
To put it mildly, New York City went through a rough stretch in the 1970s. Without getting too far into the complex whirlwind of factors that contributed to the city’s decline – police corruption, a financial crisis, etc. – New York was becoming a playground for organized crime, and five mafia families ruled the boroughs. This era has been dramatized extensively in movies and TV shows in the ensuing decades, and now Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon with its own three-episode docuseries called Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia. Check out the trailer below.
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Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans are back to hunt a new killer – or is that killers? – in The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, TNT’s follow-up to its stylish limited series from 2018. A new trailer has arrived, showing how this trio reunites in an attempt to track a serial killer of children. You know, just your run-of-the-mill light and breezy TNT viewing. Read More »
Actress and musician Naya Rivera, who played Santana Lopez on the Fox teen musical hit Glee, has been confirmed dead today after authorities found her body in Lake Piru near Santa Clarita, California. She had been missing and presumed dead for several days, and now Rivera, who was 33 years old, becomes the third major Glee cast member to die at a (relatively) young age. Read More »