minari clips

Technically, Minari is a 2020 movie – which is why we had it on our list of the Best Films of 2020. But the rollout of the movie has been a little weird, and it didn’t reach On Demand until today. But now that it’s available for all to see, I can’t recommend Minari enough. It’s a quiet-but-powerful movie that pulls you into its story of a Korean immigrant family trying to make the American dream a reality. Several clips from the film have found their way online to coincide with the On Demand release, and you can (and should) check them out below.

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dark knight wreckage

February is the shortest month, and yet this February seemed extra-long somehow. Maybe that’s just how life is now. But March is almost upon us, and it’s bound to be a weird one, because we’re about to enter a full year of dealing with COVID-19. Feel free to distract yourself from all of this with some movies and TV, folks.  To help with that, here are the best TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2021.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Won’t Be Back Until 2022

better call saul season 6 premiere

I had such high hopes for 2021, but so far, the new year keeps letting me down. And now to add insult to injury it looks like Better Call Saul season 6 won’t arrive until early 2022. COVID-19 delays are to blame, and while there was some hope that the sixth and final season of the AMC series would arrive before 2021 ended, that’s no longer in the cards. Bummer.

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terminator anime series

Hasta la vista, live-action – here comes a Terminator anime series! The Terminator film franchise has been met with diminishing returns for years now, and Skydance – the production company responsible for the series – has taken note. Rather than plow ahead with even more movies no one seems to want, Skydance is instead teaming up with Netflix for a Terminator anime series. Mattson Tomlin, who penned the upcoming The Batman, will serve as showrunner.

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Superman reboot Ta-Nehisi Coates

A new Superman reboot is headed to the screen courtesy of acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams. Coates, author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post, and the writer on acclaimed comic runs of Black Panther and Captain America, said he looks “forward to meaningfully adding to the legacy of America’s most iconic mythic hero.”

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modok trailer

Patton Oswalt is literally a Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing in M.O.D.O.K., a new Hulu series that takes the Marvel Comics villain to very silly places. The stop-motion animated series finds M.O.D.O.K. kicked out of his evil organization, dealing with a crumbling marriage, and having an all-around midlife crisis. Watch the M.O.D.O.K. trailer below

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the amusement park shudder

George A. Romero may be gone but his legend lives on through his body of work. And that work is still coming. The Amusement Park, a 1973 film from Romero that was never officially released, is finally coming to the masses thanks to the Shudder streaming service. Word of the film started making the rounds back in 2018, and now it’s been restored in 4K by IndieCollect, and now horror streaming service Shudder plans to release the film in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand this summer.

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great chinese art heist

Jon M. Chu is in high demand, and he continues to line up future projects. While the Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker had to drop out of the Willow Disney+ series, he has plenty of other options. The latest is The Great Chinese Art Heist, based on a GQ article about “a slew of museum art robberies that occurred in Europe, in which Chinese antiquities were stolen.” Chu will produce and direct the pic for Warner Bros.

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the underground railroad trailer

What if the Underground Railroad wasn’t a metaphor but an actual, physical railroad, complete with engineers, conductors, and secret tracks? That’s the premise of  Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad, and the premise of the new Amazon series that adapts it. Moonlight filmmaker Barry Jenkins directs the 10-episode series that looks pretty damn great, and today a new teaser trailer arrived along with the official premiere date.

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cherry review

Full of shifting aspect ratios, changing color palettes, abundant slow-motion, and all sorts of over-stylized hokum, Cherry is so showy that it borders on laughable. Scratch that – it goes beyond those laughable borders, into the land of the full-blown ridiculous. In their first post-Marvel Cinematic Universe effort, the Russo Brothers want us to know they’re very serious filmmakers. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have picked such a serious topic – a tale of disaffected youth, war, violence, bank robbery, drug addiction, and more. But nothing here feels as gritty as it should. There’s no stark realism, no raw honesty. Everything in Cherry is for show. Subtlety is for chumps. Instead, the Russos whip out a series of tricks that they seem to have picked up from music videos, Super Bowl commercials, and other, better movies. The end results are nothing short of disastrous.

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