Prepare for something totally insane coming to theaters this fall.
The Sundance selected thriller Assassination Nation turns a small town into a bloodbath when a hacker starts leaking the most intimate e-mails, texts, pictures and internet search histories of a few key community figures before unleashing an absolute barrage of hacked goods. It turns the entire town upside down, and four teenage girls are getting blamed for all of it. But they’re not taking this shit lying down. Watch the Assassination Nation red band trailer to see how insane things get. Read More »
The second episode of HBO’s Sharp Objects – titled “Dirt,” and it’s now clear that each episode will be named after a different word we see carved into Camille’s skin – brought us much further into the mystery of Wind Gap, Missouri. After a gorgeous but inscrutable first episode, “Dirt” answers as many questions as it asks. Creator Marti Noxon and director Jean-Marc Vallée are building a world that’s as much about substance as it is style, meeting elegant, impressionistic editing with a tidy pace and plenty of plot momentum.
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Jordan Peele‘s upcoming thriller Us has added another actor to its star-studded cast. Tim Heidecker has joined the cast, joining the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke in Peele’s highly anticipated follow-up to his ground-breaking horror hit, Get Out.
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Keri Russell is about to a very busy former spy. Now that The Americans has wrapped its acclaimed six-season run, Russell finds herself in high demand, lining up projects to space and beyond. Hot off the heels of her recruitment to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Episode 9, Russell is reportedly in talks to join the Antlers cast, a supernatural horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro.
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(This week marks the 30th anniversary of Die Hard, arguably the greatest action movie of all time. To celebrate, /Film is exploring the film from every angle with a series of articles. Today: the cast and crew look back on the making of an action classic.)
John McTiernan‘s 1988 action tour de force is one of my favorite movies ever made. It’s a masterclass on every level: building entertaining characters, crafting escalating action, establishing and navigating geography, and putting an empathetic hero through the ringer in the face of extraordinary odds. McTiernan and his collaborators made this all look easy, but as the rash of Hollywood imitators that followed quickly proved, it was anything but.
Die Hard turns 30 years old this weekend, and to celebrate, I spoke with cinematographer Jan de Bont, writer Steven E. de Souza, and actor Reginald VelJohnson (who played Sergeant Al Powell) about why the film still holds up, how some of its most memorable scenes came together, and much more. Read More »
Next week brings Denzel Washington back to the big screen in badass mode for The Equalizer 2. The sequel finds the Oscar-winning actor returning as Robert McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. However, the wrong people still cross his path, and he ends up delivering some good old fashioned street justice to those who can’t help but wrong others. Two new Equalizer 2 clips have just surfaced showing us what the titular vigilante is dealing with this time. Read More »
After becoming a household name playing the King of Wakanda in huge box office hits like Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War, actor Chadwick Boseman is stepping away from the Marvel universe – temporarily, at least – to headline a brand new action movie of his own. Boseman is co-producing and starring in 17 Bridges, a police thriller from STXfilms that’s also set to be produced by Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. Read on for a breakdown of the movie’s plot. Read More »
Right now, you can catch Michael Peña stealing scenes in the Marvel Studios sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. But later this month, he’ll be taking the lead in a sci-fi thriller over at Netflix.
Extinction follows Michael Peña as a husband and father who finds his sleep interrupted by visions of a deadly alien invasion. At first, they’re nothing more than bad dreams, but when a real attack by alien invaders begins, he realizes that everything he has seen is a future he had not yet lived, making him the key to his family’s survival. Watch the Extinction trailer below. Read More »
Last night, HBO aired “Vanish,” the first episode in an 8-hour miniseries based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects. Flynn’s an executive producer of the series, along with show creator Marti Noxon and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum. The three creatives make something of a powerful triumvirate, especially when paired with episode director Jean-Marc Vallée, who’s responsible for every episode of last summer’s huge HBO hit Big Little Lies. With these bona fides, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Sharp Objects’ first episode is so deeply, immediately compelling, but it will still come as a relief to die-hard fans of Flynn’s book who feared the author’s fierce, unflinching voice might not translate to the small screen.
In short: it does.
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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.)
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 Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Interview With the Vampire, Single White Female, and more.
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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