Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, the new film from Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting), finds strength in a discombobulated narrative. The tale of late quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan, a mean-spirited alcoholic on the road to being better, Van Sant’s biopic hits every beat expected of a based-on-a-true-story story — the tragedies, the triumphs, the moments of realization, even the lofty speeches that tie them together — only it organizes them in a manner that flies in the face of traditional Hollywood storytelling. The film isn’t some mystery to be unlocked though; it’s a presentation of the familiar robbed of its starry-eyed quality, with a sharp focus on the real-world nuances, and difficulties, of self-actualization. It’s “like real life” in a way movies aren’t usually meant to be, ignoring narrative instincts, often intentionally, in favour of achingly human real-world complications, the kind that cinema and television are rarely adept at capturing.

The film, like the book it’s based on, takes its title from a self-deprecating cartoon by Callahan, an “equal opportunity offender” who began drawing in lines and squiggles after his accident, and who reveled in offending the guardians of “Political Correctness.” Joaquin Phoenix plays Callahan with a similarly self-deprecating streak, introducing himself at every party and AA meeting with the same bitter mantra that articulates his core as a character: “I knew three things about my mother. She was Irish, she had red hair, and she was a school teacher. Oh yeah, and she didn’t want me. I guess that makes four things.”

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Life Itself Trailer

When all the craziness of blockbuster summer has come to an end, it’ll be time to catch our breath with some quieter movies in fall. One of those movies is coming from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman, and it looks like quite the charming romance that will make for a good date movie when the leaves start to turn.

Life Itself follows Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde as a couple who started dating in college and go on to get married, start a family and live through all the trials and tribulations of life and everything it has to offer. A new trailer has just arrived, and the movie certainly has flares of Fogelman’s previous big screen effort Crazy, Stupid, Love, but it seems to have a little more drama instead of comedy this time around. Read More »

Comic-Con 2018 schedule friday

The San Diego Comic-Con schedule continues to take shape. Yesterday, the schedule for July 19 arrived. Now, the schedule for Friday, July 20 is here, and there is plenty to get excited about. You can officially expect panels for Halloween, Glass, Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-VerseThe Walking Dead, Castle Rock, and more. See highlights from the Friday line-up below.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Congratulations: you’ve survived the 4th of July. There are only two days left in the work week, and then you can blow off steam with the much-cherished weekend. There’s a heat-wave sweeping the world, and it’s just too hot to go outside. So what better thing to do this weekend than stay the heck inside and stream some great movies? That’s where this list comes in. Below you’ll find some of the best movies streaming right now, including Taxi DriverStar Wars: The Last JediInterview With the VampireSingle White Female, and more.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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Jack Ryan trailer

John Krasinski may have recently earned the distinction as a hot new director, but he hasn’t given up his day job. Krasinski stars in Jack Ryan, a new Amazon series adapted from the Tom Clancy books your grandpa used to read in his big, comfy arm chair. But this ain’t your grandpa’s Jack Ryan. This is an action-packed, ass-kicking adventure. Watch the latest Jack Ryan trailer below.

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suspiria remake

Details remain scarce about Luca Guadagnino‘s moody, ominous Suspiria remake, but by virtue of its Oscar-nominated director and stunning trailer, it’s already one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Now, Suspiria star Chloe Grace Moretz and Quentin Tarantino are here to add to that anticipation.

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Amazon shows

Things are changing at Amazon Studios. Roy Price, the former head of the company’s media division, resigned from the company after sexual harassment allegations against him came to light, and NBC executive Jennifer Salke stepped into his position to take over. Salke knows the value of the young adult crowd, and her first batch of pilots at Amazon Studios is aimed squarely at them. Below, you can learn about three shows that recently earned a green light: Panic, College, and The Wilds. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • HBO’s Watchmen TV series adds even more cast members
  • American Horror Story season 8 premiere date set
  • Comic book series Gideon Falls is being adapted for TV
  • J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi HBO show Demimonde now has a showrunner
  • What to expect from The Expanse season 4
  • A trailer for Animals season 3
  • Fox is adapting a French satirical puppet show for the U.S.
  • The never-ending show Supernatural now has its own holiday in Austin, Texas
  • Mike Myers talks about his strange Gong Show character
  • Jimmy Fallon plans to host The Tonight Show as long as human possible
  • Salman Rushdie‘s Midnight’s Children is being adapted for Netflix
  • Fox cancels Ghosted
  • A teaser trailer for Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C.

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beautiful boy trailer

Timothée Chalamet follows up his stellar breakout year with what looks to be another riveting performance in the (appropriately titled) biographical drama, Beautiful Boy. Chalamet stars opposite Steve Carell in the heartrending drama about a father watching his son struggle with methamphetamine addiction, which threatens to upend their rosy, suburban lives. Now, a month after Amazon Studios teased a buzzy scene between the two acting heavyweights, the first Beautiful Boy trailer has been released.

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Invincible animated series

Universal Pictures is already developing a movie version of Invincible, the comic created by The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker, but that’s not the only adaptation coming our way. Amazon Studios has announced that they’re working on an Invincible animated series, which Kirkman promises will be “ground-breaking”. Read more about the newly-announced TV series below. Read More »