the current occupant trailer

Into the Dark is a great idea – a year-long series of horror films, released monthly, with each installment focusing on a different holiday. What could go wrong? Well, as it turns out, lots of things, because the majority of the Into the Dark installments have been disappointing. But the trailer for the latest – The Current Occupant – looks incredibly promising, so fingers crossed the series got one right this time. See for yourself by watching the trailer below.

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the great season 2

The Great will continue its reign for a second season. Just two months after The Favourite writer Tony McNamara‘s historical satire series debuted on Hulu to positive reviews and a healthy response from content-starved quarantine viewers, the streamer has renewed The Great for a season 2. After all, Russia wasn’t changed in a day.

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golden girls blackface

Hulu has removed an episode of The Golden Girls over blackface concerns amid Hollywood’s grappling with troubling portrayals of race in film and TV. But as streamers have taken a machete to episodes featuring blackface like 30 RockScrubs, and the Netflix comedy sketch series With Bob and David, and late-night hosts like Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have publicly apologized for past uses of blackface, criticism has started to emerge that Hollywood is “overcorrecting” without actually addressing the real problems of racism in the entertainment industry.

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nine perfect strangers cast luke evans

Luke Evans is the latest actor to join the Nine Perfect Strangers cast. The new Hulu series is a dark, gritty reboot of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers, and Evans is set to play Cousin Balki. Oh, no, my mistake. Nine Perfect Strangers is actually a new thriller based on the book by Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies. Evans joins a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy.

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Solar Opposites Recording Booth

Solar Opposites arrived on Hulu last month and quickly became the most-watched original program on the streaming service to date. The animated series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and writer Mike McMahan follows four aliens who are stranded on Earth waiting for a living super-computer called the Pupa to evolve and terraform the planet to give their entire race a new home.

While you’re waiting for new episodes of the series to arrive, you can watch “the lost recordings” from the first season of the show, where the main cast members Justin Roiland, Thomas Middledith, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack are all recording lines in the same room. This results in some hilarious improvisation, including a bit about some baby biscuits that may have run its course pretty quickly. Watch the Solar Opposites recording session below.
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The Painter and the Thief

(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 MovieThe Painter and the Thief

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: In pop culture, art heists are often meticulously planned, and the mark is typically a villain who the movies depict as “deserving” of having their art stolen. But in real life, that’s not always the case. The Painter and the Thief is a documentary about what happens when an artist’s paintings are stolen and the artist confronts the man who took them.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: There are a million movies and TV shows you could watch that might barely hold your attention while you’re relaxing on the couch. But if you really want to watch something, and want to see something that will grab you from the first frame and command your full attention, look no further than The Painter and the Thief. Read More »

the handmaid's tale season 4 teaser

“Change never comes easy,” June muses in The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 teaser, which feels like a bit of an understatement for the bleak, slow-moving dystopian Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. But the plodding drama series promises the long-awaited revolution against the totalitarian regime of Gilead, though we will still have to wait until next year to see it play out. Watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 teaser below.

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Workaholics Episode with Chris D'Elia

Comedy Central has pulled an episode from the first season of the comedy series Workaholics from the show’s streaming library on Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the cable channel’s own website/app after underage sexual assault accusations were made against comedian Chris D’Elia, who guest starred in the episode. Read More »

fx on hulu shows

FX has found a lot of success with its FX on Hulu initiative. The dedicated streaming hub for new and classic series from FX Networks, FX on Hulu has allowed niche shows like Devs and prestige dramas like Mrs. America to find major streaming audiences where they may not have before, and helped Hulu build out its original content brand to compete with Netflix. In Hulu’s annual NewFronts presentation, the streamer revealed two other buzzy titles will be joining the FX on Hulu catalogue, including the long-embattled Y: The Last Man TV series adaptation.

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IMAX screens may be closed for the time being, and even if they open again soon, you might not feel comfortable venturing out to one. Don’t worry, Hulu has you covered. This summer, the streaming service is offering 16 IMAX documentaries for your viewing pleasure. Granted, they might not be as impressive at home as they’d be on gigantic IMAX screens, but beggars can’t be choosers these days, folks.

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