benedetta trailer

The Cannes Film Festival announced that the new Paul Verhoeven film, Benedetta, will premiere at their 2021 festival, a year after it was supposed to initially premiere. It will be the Dutch director’s first film since 2016’s Elle, and it’s a whopper: an erotic lesbian nun drama. Watch the Benedetta trailer below.

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the last letter from your lover trailer

How down are you to watch Shailene Woodley do a dodgy British accent while wearing glamorous 1960s clothes? If your answer is 100% down, then Netflix’s new weepy romance drama The Last Letter From Your Lover is tailor-made for you. Watch The Last Letter From Your Lover trailer below.

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persuasion netflix

Dakota Johnson better brush up on some Austen, as she’s about to play one of the author’s iconic heroines. Johnson is set to star in Netflix’s modern retelling of Jane Austen‘s Persuasion, which tells the story of an “older” heroine who rekindles a romance with a former beau.

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Annette Trailer

Here’s the first trailer for a movie that we’ve been waiting years to see.

Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Marion Cotillard (Inception) co-star in Annette, a fantastic-looking new musical from director Leos Carax (Boy Meets Girl, Holy Motors) that’s written by Sparks, the pop/rock band recently profiled in Edgar Wright’s first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers. The movie, which will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, looks like it will definitely be worth the long wait. Check out the dazzling first trailer below. Read More »

13 Going on 30

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 Movie: 13 Going on 30

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: It’s 1987 and Jenna Rink is 13, suffocated by her dorky parents and ignored by the hip kids in school. When her birthday party turns out to be a disaster, Jenna makes a wish: If only she could be grown up, she’d have the life she’s always wanted. The next day, when Jenna emerges from the closet, it’s 2004. She’s a gorgeous, successful 30-year-old (Jennifer Garner) with a great job and a fabulous apartment. Bewildered, Jenna gradually takes to her new life, but soon realizes something’s missing; her former best friend from next door, Matt. When she looks him up, she’s horrified to discover that she and Matt (Mark Ruffalo) are no longer in contact and he’s engaged to be married. Jenna learns that having it all is not enough and now her biggest wish is that it’s not too late to fall in love with the boy next door.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: 13 Going on 30 is most easily described as the gender-swapped version of Big. It’s a simple premise, but this spin takes the concept of a child stuck in a grown up body in a much different direction by leaning into the romantic comedy angle hard. Because of this, it can seem like the movie doesn’t quite measure up to Big. But thanks to the charisma and enthusiasm of Jennifer Garner, the charm of Mark Ruffalo, and a simple but handy lesson, I think 13 Going on 30 succeeds in places where Big fails. Read More »

Bridgerton season 3

Bridgerton is coming back for seasons 3 and 4.

Bela Bejaria, Netflix’s vice president of global TV, said in a press release that the company is “planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come,” which should not be surprising since the first season of the sexy Regency romance reportedly became the streamer’s biggest original series ever.

Netflix has historically been slow to hand out early renewals this far in advance – in fact, many of its original series don’t make it to a fourth season at all. But executives at the company are clearly seeing dollar signs (or, rather, potential subscriber increases), and with season 2 already in production, they’re playing the long game with this show.
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empire of light

Olivia Colman is teaming up with Sam Mendes for a love story. The Oscar-winning actress has signed on to star in Empire of Light, a romantic drama for Searchlight Pictures that will reteam the 1917 director with his Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins.

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Bridgerton season 2

Actor Regé-Jean Page, who burned up the screen in Netflix’s widely watched romance drama Bridgerton, will not be returning in the second season.

This may come as a shock to viewers who haven’t looked into the origins of the series or read anything about its upcoming plans, but book readers have known about this from the beginning. Bridgerton will essentially take an anthology approach, with each planned season covering the events of one of author Julia Quinn’s novels, which focus on a different member of the titular family. Confirmation about Page not being a part of Bridgerton season 2 came from the show’s official Instagram account.
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So I Married an Axe Murderer

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 Movie: So I Married an Axe Murderer

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime

The Pitch: When it comes to love, Charlie Mackenzie has had his share of bad luck: Sherrie was a klepto – Charlie still can’t find his cat. Jill was unemployed, but Charlie knew she really worked for the Mafia. Pam smelled like soup-beef vegetable soup. Good thing for Charlie he discovered the truth before things went too far-before he stumbled into marriage. But when Charlie meets Harriet Michaels, everything changes. Harriet’s not like the others. She’s smart, sexy, and crazy about Charlie. This time Charlie is determined to overcome the fears that sabotaged his past relationships. The only problem is there might be something else to fear, because sweet Harriet might be an axe murderer.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: When you think of Mike Myers, the first thing that comes to mind is probably either Shrek or some of the zany characters often hidden under tons of make-up. Wayne’s World may be up there too, though their relevance has started to wane even as they appear all over TV in Uber Eats commercials. But these days, most people think of the Saturday Night Live veteran as the shagadelic spy and his nemesis Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers franchise or even his madcap take on The Cat in the Hat (which is a hilarious performance in an abysmal movie, but we’ll save that for another day). However, the movie that deserves far more recognition for the comedy genius of Mike Myers is So I Married an Axe Murderer. Read More »

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