the rental review

The Rental is a relationship drama that suddenly turns into a slasher movie. It probably shouldn’t work, and yet, director Dave Franco finds a way to strike the right balance. As we grow more and more caught up in the drama surrounding two couples, the tension builds. We’re waiting for the shoe to drop, and for some terrible mistake to trigger a catastrophe. And just when the sticky romantic situations involving the couples have built to a fever pitch, out comes a silent, masked killer wielding a bloody hammer.

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the rental trailer

Dave Franco makes his directorial debut with The Rental, an indie horror-thriller starring Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Sheila Vand, and Jeremy Allen White. The cast places two couples who venture to a gorgeous oceanside house for a weekend getaway only to get more than they bargained for, and then some. At this point, couples should probably stop going away for the weekend, because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from movies, it’s that such getaways never go well. Watch The Rental trailer below.

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the rental teaser

Dave Franco makes his directorial debut with The Rental, a creepy little thriller about two couples who get more than they bargained for on a weekend getaway. There’s a new The Rental teaser ahead of a full trailer arriving this Thursday, and it comes with the news that ArcLight Cinemas will be hosting a one-night-only drive-in event for the film.

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Community Table Read Teaser

Next week will start with a bang as the Community table read reunion for charity is taking place on Monday, May 18. The cast of the NBC comedy series, which became a Yahoo original for the sixth season and maybe has a future as a feature film, is getting back together to help support World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods in their efforts to help people struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. In case you needed any convincing to tune in, here’s a Community table read teaser that’ll do the trick. Read More »

(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 Series: Community

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix, Hulu

The Pitch: Created by Dan HarmonCommunity is the fiendishly clever cult classic for every pop culture obsessive. Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Donald Glover, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Chevy Chase star as a group of lovable misfits who form a study group at a community college and grow into a codependent team that go on wild movie and TV show-referencing adventures that routinely shake up the sitcom format. Occasionally they go to class.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine ViewingCommunity broke the mold for the network TV sitcom, using its 22-episode runtime to frequently play with the format by way of high-concept episodes that would act as both love letter and genre-skewering satire. But what made Community a cult series with a rabid following (six seasons and a movie!) was the pitch-perfect comedic writing by Harmon and co. that could pack five jokes into two minutes, and the hysterical line readings by its stars, many of whom — Glover and Brie specifically — would soon rocket to superstardom. 

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Community movie

While many streaming services have been spending exorbitant amounts of money to pick up the exclusive streaming rights to a variety of popular shows like Friends and South Park, sometimes they don’t mind sharing the rights to certain shows. For example, the next few years will see Netflix and Hulu sharing the domestic streaming rights to the comedy series Community. Read More »

With the exception of The Mandalorian and the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the original series offerings from Disney+ aren’t particularly remarkable. But subscribers are hoping that changes once Marvel Studios starts to roll out their first superhero shows set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That will begin with with The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision later this year, and Loki will follow in the spring of 2021. But Marvel Studios is already figuring out details about their future series after that, and the latest update is for She-Hulk.

Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe already has a Hulk, many fans have assumed that the big guy would make an appearance. Those assumptions have been confirmed thanks to a recent appearance by Mark Ruffalo at Chicago’s C2E2 convention this past weekend, where he discussed the possibility of appearing on the She-Hulk series. Read More »

horse girl trailer

Alison Brie‘s Sarah is just a normal girl who loves horses. She’s a bit awkward, sure, and may be more happy interacting with horses and crime shows than people, but who isn’t these days? But then Sarah begins to have strange lucid dreams that start to trickle into her real life, and Sarah becomes convinced that she has been abducted by aliens. Written by Jeff Baena (The Little Hours) and Brie and directed by Baena, Horse Girl is an eerie psychological thriller that is soon coming to Netflix after it makes its Sundance premiere. Watch the Horse Girl trailer below.

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community movie

Community always played the long game with its jokes, but there’s one joke that it was never able to make good on. After the throwaway joke of “Six seasons and a movie!” became a rallying cry for the twice-cancelled comedy, fans have long wished for the feature film that would reunite the misfit study group and fulfill that mantra. It’s an idea that creator Dan Harmon has played with, and which the stars have supported, though it seems less likely as we get further away from Community‘s cult-show heyday. But four years after Community wrapped up its six-season run, we’re getting rumblings about a Community movie once again.

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