(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)
This week’s physical media round-up brings you two of the best films of 2018 – A Quiet Place and You Were Never Really Here. There’s also the Criterion release of Bowling for Columbine, Arrow Video’s The Addiction, and Shout! Factory’s release of John Carpenter‘s Memoirs of an Invisible Man.
Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.
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Everybody is launching their own streaming service these days. Apple, Disney, YouTube…and Nicolas Winding Refn. Yes, the director behind Drive and The Neon Demon is setting up his own website where he plans to stream films and host essays. Now, the director has announced several cult classics he plans to make available to stream first.
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It’s time for another trailer round-up, in which we take a quick look at a few upcoming movies or TV shows that have slipped through the cracks. Today, we’re highlighting UFO, a paranoia thriller about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth; Hunt for the Skinwalker, a documentary about “the Area 51 of the paranormal”; and Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a six-part docu-series produced by Jay-Z about the teenager whose murder made national news and sparked a revolution.
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The Monster Squad is a bonafide cult hit, the type of film that floundered at the box office when it first arrived, only to grow a devoted following over the years. Now the film is getting the documentary treatment with Wolfman’s Got Nards, a film that explores how the horror-comedy became a cult sensation. Watch the Wolfman’s Got Nards trailer below.
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Michael Moore has made quite the controversial career for himself as a liberal documentary filmmaker who focuses on the hot topics plaguing our society and making headlines. And since the man doing both of those things everyday is none other than President Donald Trump, it should come as no surprise that Moore has a new documentary focusing on the reality TV host turned leader of the free world.
Michael Moore’s new documentary is called Fahrenheit 11/9, taking a cue from the filmmaker’s previous George W. Bush skewering title Fahrenheit 9/11. In this case, the numbers in the title refer to the night that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States of America. But what specifically will the documentary focus on? Michael Moore discusses below. Read More »
Last year Edgar Wright got us tapping our toes and gripping our seats in the fast-paced, music-infused heist thriller Baby Driver. We’re not sure exactly what the filmmaker’s next project will be, but we now have word on something the Shaun of the Dead director is working on right now, and it’s a kind of project we haven’t seen him tackle before.
Edgar Wright has confirmed that he’s currently working on a documentary about the pop rock band Sparks, a cult favorite among music fans. However, it sounds like it’s still early days on the project, and it’s still taking shape. Find out more about the Edgar Wright Sparks documentary below. Read More »
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Attention streaming movie fans: I’ve gathered up 10 must-stream movies to make your life easier. You’re welcome. In this edition of Now Stream This, you’ll find a wild Western from Sam Raimi; the directorial debut of Kelly Reichardt; the acting debut of Edward Norton; not one but two Ralph Fiennes films; an underrated ghost movie; a documentary about one of the worst films ever made, and more!
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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You might remember hearing in January of last year that Netflix had struck a huge deal with Jerry Seinfeld for a couple of new comedy specials and the rights to the entire library of the documentary talk show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. That deal also included a plan for new episodes to stream exclusively on Netflix, and they’re finally arriving in the Netflix library next month.
A new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee trailer shows off all the new episodes coming to Netflix in July, and they include Jerry Seinfeld cruising around with Kate McKinnon, Ellen DeGeneres, Hasan Minhaj, Dana Carvey, Neil Brennan, Tracy Morgan, Brian Regan, Alec Baldwin, Zach Galifinakis, John Mulaney, Dave Chappelle and the late comedy legend Jerry Lewis. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Judith Shekoni joins Maleficent 2
- Zoe Saldana is done filming her scenes for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
- Samuel L. Jackson was very impressed by James McAvoy‘s Glass performance
- Jeff Goldblum says he would be down for another Fly movie, so someone should make that happen
- B.D. Wong doesn’t think Jurassic World‘s Dr. Wu is a villain
- Dwayne Johnson confirms work has begun on another Jumanji sequel
- Producers want Emily Blunt back for Sicario 3
- Pet Sematary has begun filming
- The King of Kong‘s Billy Mitchell tries to explain himself
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The world of stand-up comedy is so much more than the stand-up specials you see on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. But those all feature comedians who have put in countless hours of stage time at small comedy clubs, wrote and reworked jokes over and over again, and competed with thousands of other up and coming comedians who want nothing more than to play the big rooms and make millions laugh. This is the world that Amazon will focus on in a new documentary series. Read More »