Seinfeld Netflix

Netflix has lost mega-hit shows like The Office and Friends from its streaming library, but it just gained a beloved show about nothing.

The streaming giant has locked down the global streaming rights to Seinfeld for five years, giving Netflix a win after it suffered some notable losses to competing streaming services. Get the details of the Seinfeld Netflix deal below. Read More »

joker review

We’re still weeks away from the wide release of Todd PhillipsJoker, but the world already has Joker fever. The movie has racked up positive reviews at international film festivals and sparked some controversy about its messaging, but let’s put all that aside for the moment and concentrate on the look of the film.

At a recent Q&A attended by /Film’s Peter Sciretta, Phillips explained why he never assigned a specific date for the movie’s setting and how Martin Scorsese‘s 1982 film The King of Comedy served as a huge inspiration.

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Joker Wins Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award

/Film’s Peter Sciretta recently attended a Joker Q&A with director Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix, who revealed lots of insight into how far they went into the Joker’s psyche, creating their version of the character’s memorable laugh by researching real-world traumas, and imbuing the Joker with a physical musicality. Despite the film’s grim and gritty tone, it sounds like they both had a total blast making this movie. Read their quotes below.

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Battle at Big Rock wide

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ended with a fascinating cliffhanger: dinosaurs were set free and roaming around the United States. Jurassic World 3 won’t hit theaters until 2021, but you can see how filmmaker Colin Trevorrow capitalizes on that cliffhanger ending in Battle at Big Rock, a new Jurassic World short film that aired on FX last night. Check out the full short film below. Read More »

hayley atwell mission impossible

Hayley Atwell, the once and future Peggy Carter actress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is going to be joining a different cinematic universe of spies: she’s the latest addition to the next Mission: Impossible film. That’s Mission: Impossible 7, for those keeping track at home, and while it’s rare for a franchise to feel like it’s at its peak after half a dozen films, last year’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout was such a high point that we’re completely amped to see what Tom Cruise and director Chris McQuarrie do with it next – and Atwell has us even more excited for it.

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Queen and Slim trailer

Since Lena Waithe won an Emmy for writing the touching, years-spanning “Thanksgiving” episode of Netflix’s Master of None, her career has been on fire: she created the Showtime series The Chi, had a supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, and is about to appear in the third season of Westworld.

As if that weren’t enough, she also wrote Queen and Slim, her first feature film which hits theaters this November and looks like it could be an incendiary, vital piece of American cinema. Check out the latest Queen and Slim trailer below.
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Reel Destinations Alicia Malone

If you’ve ever wanted to visit filming locations from some of your favorite movies but just haven’t been able to make the trip, Focus Features has a new webseries that lets you vicariously live out your travel dreams. It’s called Reel Destinations, and in its first episode, host Alicia Malone takes audiences inside the real castle that serves as the primary location on the PBS TV series Downton Abbey and Focus’s upcoming movie which continues the story. Check it out below. Read More »

little monsters trailer

Have you ever wanted to see Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o smash some zombie skulls with a shovel? Look no further than the trailer for Little Monsters, a new horror comedy in which she plays a kindergarten teacher who must fight to save her students when a zombie outbreak happens during a field trip. Hulu scooped up the movie after it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but read on to find out how you can see it in a theater for one day only before it lands on the streaming service.
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SW Bits Luke Kylo comic

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Cap off your summer with a Stormtrooper-themed pale ale or pilsner
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is getting its own art book
  • Two prominent Dark Side members visited a children’s hospital
  • Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke visit Dagobah in a new comic book
  • And more!

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Abrams deal

Update: Variety’s initial report indicated that this deal was worth $500 million, but it turns out Abrams and his team actually took less money – around $250 million – to work with WarnerMedia in order to have the freedom to be able to sell projects to other outlets as well as produce content for WB and HBO Max. Our original article follows.

Late last year, studios began vying to sign a “megadeal” with J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions which was valued at around $500 million. Disney, Apple, and WarnerMedia were reportedly the top contenders, but since Abrams has been working with Warner Bros. TV for the past thirteen years, WarnerMedia ended up winning out in the end. After months of hammering out the details, that megadeal has now been officially finalized, and you can read about what it’ll mean for the future of Abrams and Bad Robot below. Read More »