There are so many superheroes all over movies, TV, video games, and comic books, but there are few as unique as the one at the center of the new Disney+ movie Flora and Ulysses. That’s because Ulysses is a squirrel who just so happens to have superpowes, and he’s about to bring a little adventure and excitement into the life of a young girl obsessed with superheroes. Watch the Flora and Ulysses trailer below to see this squirrel in action. Read More »
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and after spending six years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit, you can bet that dish is going to be freezing in the upcoming revenge thriller Payback.
Newcomer Matt Levett plays a young stockbroker named Mike who is making strides at a Wall Street firm that happens to be controlled by the mob. When he’s sent to take care of a job in Los Angeles, everything goes wrong, and Mike ends up getting arrested for a murder that he didn’t carry out and sent to prison for six years. Upon his release, his wife just wants them to get back a normal life, but he’s ready to get revenge on those that set him up. Watch the Payback trailer below to see how it all unfolds. Read More »
Last week, rumors swirled that Justice League team member Cyborg had been written out of The Flash, which is currently in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. This supposedly came as a direct result of the controversy that has been brewing between co-star Ray Fisher and the studio in the wake of the actor’s allegations of inappropriate and unprofessional behavior from director Joss Whedon during reshoots on Justice League. Now, Ray Fisher has confirmed that he will not be playing Cyborg in The Flash. 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: A Night at the Roxbury
Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video and Hulu
The Pitch: Despite being well into adulthood, brothers Doug (Chris Kattan) and Steve Butabi (Will Ferrell) still live at home and work in the flower shop owned by their dad (Dan Hedaya). They exist only to hit on women at discos, though they’re routinely unsuccessful until a chance run-in with Richard Grieco (Richard Grieco) gets them inside the swank Roxbury club. Mistaken for high rollers, they meet their dream women, and resolve to open a club of their own.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches are rather difficult to pull off simply because it’s hard to expand a premise for a sketch that lasts only a few minutes into a full-fledged feature film. One of the less commendable attempts is undoubtedly A Night at the Roxbury starring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan as the club-hopping, head-nodding losers who are always trying to dance with hot ladies with zero success. There’s no way that I can call this movie essential viewing, but I can tell you that I shamelessly love this stupid comedy thanks to the dimwitted antics of Ferrell and Kattan, who make for a hilarious pair of brothers whose arrested development results in some immature but entertaining gags. Read More »
In case you haven’t heard, The Netflix Afterparty is an exercise in synergy for the streaming service featuring David Spade, London Hughes, and Fortune Feimster and another comedian guest sitting down with the creators and stars of some of Netflix’s most popular original shows. Since the third season of Cobra Kai got everybody talking at the beginning of the year, Netflix has made the entirety of The Netflix Afterparty Cobra Kai episode available for free on YouTube. Check it out! Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, take a look behind the scenes at the making of Robert Rodriguez‘s family friendly superhero movie We Can Be Heroes. Plus, watch as Adam Savage builds an outstanding replica of Chewbacca’s signature bowcaster from the Star Wars saga. And finally, check out a documentary roundtable discussion with the filmmakers behind Boys State, Crip Cramp, All In: The Fight for Democracy, and more.
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Would you believe there’s another Batman: Year of the Dragon clip that’s been released? Want to see Loki and Jane Foster team up in Marvel Comics? Did you hear Black Mask is coming to the second season of Batwoman? What did Kevin Feige have to say about the return of The Avengers to the big screen? Ready for Martian Manhuter to debut in Zack Snyder’s Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Awards season is unfolding a little later than usual this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic shifting the windows for qualifying films into early 2021. That’s why movies like Nomadland and Minari, which you’ve seen pop up on various lists naming the Top 10 Films of 2020, aren’t getting wide theatrical releases until February. But the 30th Gotham Awards winners have just been announced, kicking off a season of accolades for the best films from last year. Who walked away with the big prizes? Get the full list of 2021 Gotham Awards winners below. Read More »
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Earlier this week, Lucasfilm Games was announced as the overall new identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, and they followed it up with the big announcement of a new Indiana Jones video game. But Lucasfilm Games will also help expand the roster of Star Wars titles with the announcement of a new story-driven, open-world game from Massive Entertainment, the Sweden-based game studio that falls under Ubisoft, creators of video game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, and The Division. Read More »