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

It’s time for a whole new year of Now Stream This. In this week’s streaming column, you’ll find one of last year’s best movies, a breezy modern Steven Spielberg movie, a mind-bending blockbuster from Christopher Nolan, a mostly forgotten ’90s thriller, a crime drama, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now.

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Quibi viewing

All the kids can’t stop talking about Quibi! Go out on any street corner in any city and all you’ll hear is “Quibi this” and “Quibi that”! As we draw closer to the launch of the new streaming service designed to provide short-form content, the people demand more info. And that info is here. During CES in Las Vegas today, ” Tom Conrad, Quibi Chief Product Officer, revealed that the streaming service has developed a whole new viewing experience called “Turnstyle” that enables users to flip their phone back and forth between landscape and portrait view. But will such a development entice subscribers?

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New Blu-ray Releases Joker

It’s time again to take a look at the latest in physical media. This week finds Joaquin Phoenix dancing up a storm, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe farting, Rian Johnson’s first attempt at a mystery, and some cursed body parts. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week

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disney+ movies disappearing

On the first day of the new year, fans noticed that a few movies had quietly disappeared from Disney+Dr. DolittlePirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesHome Alone and Home Alone 2, and The Sandlot were nowhere to been seen on the streaming service, with nary a peep out of Disney either, in the form of either a press release announcing departing titles or even a tweet.

How could this be happening, especially in a streaming platform that was supposed to do away with the exclusive “Disney Vault” and — in contrast to other streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu which have regular rotating slates — was promised to be a permanent streaming home for Disney and Disney-owned titles? It has something to do with complicated licensing deals.

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Best Foreign Movies and TV Streaming

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

It’s time to shake off the holiday lethargy and set your 2020 New Year’s resolutions: to watch more foreign films. Or at least, catch up on the 2019 ones to add as last-minute additions to your best of the year lists. It’s the perfect time to tackle some of those more arthouse releases — you’re feeling fired up from making all your resolutions, and you haven’t yet given up on that gym membership yet. So watch some of the best foreign movies and TV streaming now, including a German romantic thriller with a surprising sci-fi twist, a staggering technical achievement of a neo-noir, the vital first and last feature film from deceased director Hu Bo, as well as a Bollywood Netflix melodrama, and an anime samurai satire.

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friends streaming

We knew it was going to happen, but that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking to discover that Friends won’t always be there for us — at least on Netflix. The beloved NBC sitcom, which took on a second life as the white noise playing on every millennial apartment’s TV screens, has officially left Netflix. The streaming giant announced this news last year after losing the coveted sitcom in a costly bidding war to Warner Media, but plenty of Netflix subscribers were surprised to find the series gone from the service early morning on January 1, 2020. But all hope is not lost, Friends fans. Here’s where you can find Friends streaming when it arrives on a new service later this spring.

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the grudge trailer

(Welcome to The Streamer’s Guide, a new monthly feature recommending at-home viewing options from filmmakers with new movies arriving in theaters this month.)

You may recognize this column name from its appearances surrounding the Sundance, Toronto and New York film festivals over the last two years. Festivals provide an important opportunity to assess filmmakers releasing new works and contextualizing them within their previous projects. They’re often useful for cinephiles and writers looking for growth or an auteurist stamp.

But … why limit it to just festivals? Each month offers a fresh crop of new releases, many of which are culminations or further explorations of elements from those creative teams’ prior work. So we’ve now expanded this feature to encompass each month’s new releases, and believe it or not, there are even things to look at in the barren terrain of January – Hollywood’s traditional graveyard for ominous-looking releases.

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netflix's most popular titles

Netflix has long been averse to releasing viewership statistics for its original titles, but the streaming giant is never reluctant to toot its own horn when it comes to “popularity.” And with the streaming field set to become more splintered than ever before in 2020 — with newcomers like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi poised to threaten the current dominion held by Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu — it’s fitting for Netflix to make a show of strength with its annual “most popular” list. And the list of Netflix’s most popular titles of 2019 is a great indicator of what’s in store for us in the future: more Netflix originals, more Stranger Things, and lots of Adam Sandler taking expensive vacations with his friends.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now muppet christmas carol

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

Happy holidays, folks! This is a holiday week, which means many of us will finally have some much-needed time off. And while you could spend that time with your friends and family, why not blow them off and just watch stuff instead? If you need some ideas about what you should watch as we head into the holidays, I’m here to help. These are the best movies streaming right now.

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New Blu-ray Releases Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Streaming is great, but you know what’s better? Actually owning movies. I’m talking about physical copies you can put up on a shelf and pull down whenever the mood strikes you. Besides, not everything is ready and available to stream. And that’s where Blu-rays come in. These are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week

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