best foreign movies and tv streaming march 7

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

Spring is here and the snow is still covering the ground. As the long winter months stretch into March, I’m back to recommend you the best foreign movies and TV streaming now to while away the time. This week, we have Ang Lee’s wuxia classic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a taut Danish thriller so good it’s already set for a Hollywood remake, a Dario Argento horror favorite Deep Red, a fluffy Korean drama series, and a dark Japanese teen dramedy.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Casino Royale

(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 fresh batch of streaming titles, hot from the oven. As usual, I’ve scoured the streaming service landscape to bring you back the goods. In this edition, you’ll find the best Bond movie ever, a ground-breaking horror anthology film, a mind-blowing documentary, a strange slasher flick, a wuxia masterpiece, a water-logged action film, and more.

These are the best movies streaming right now, and beyond. Let’s get streaming!

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Movies Coming to Netflix In March 2019

We’re almost through the winter, folks. Hang in there. As February comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what’s hitting Netflix next month, including the long-awaited Triple FrontierApollo 13Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and many more promising titles. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2019.

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Our Favorite Action Scenes

favorite action scenes

In honor of John Wick: Chapter 2, which hits theaters this week, we are taking a look at our favorite action scenes from movies and television history. But this isn’t just about us, it’s also about you. What did we get right? What did we get wrong? What is your favorite action scene? Leave your picks in the comments below!

/Answers is a weekly feature where all of the /Film writers and podcasters attempt to answer a pop culture related question. Last week, in honor of the Super Bowl, we answered: “What is your favorite sports movie?”

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 Harry Shum Jr. -- Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel

Glee/Step-Up film series star Harry Shum Jr. has been cast as one of the lead characters in Woo-ping Yuen‘s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel for The Weinstein Co. Read more about the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel after the jump.

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Zhang Ziyi in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Today’s sequel-related updates are mostly about casting. After the jump:

  • Ziyi Zhang is in talks for the Crouching Tiger sequel
  • Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt Russell joins 22 Jump Street
  • Martin Starr and others board Dead Snow: Red Vs. Dead
  • Relativity pushes on with a SWAT-themed Act of Valor 2

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

What is the gorgeous fantasy world of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon without Ang Lee’s magic touch? For better or for worse, we’ll find out next year.

The Weinstein Company has announced plans for Crouching Tigher Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny, with the original’s choreographer Yuen Wo Ping at the helm. Also returning is Michelle Yeoh, who’ll reprise her role as Yu Shu Lien. She’s joined by Donnie Yen in the role of Silent Wolf. More details after the jump.

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A dozen years after the release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Weinstein Co. is getting ready to make a sequel. Though it’s been a while since we heard about any potential follow-up to Ang Lee‘s international hit, it looks like the Weinsteins have quietly been making preparations behind the scenes. Production is on track to begin in May, with a script by John Fusco (The Forbidden Kingdom). Ronny Yu (Fearless) is in talks to direct. More details after the jump.

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Has Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark taught us nothing? Sure, the show making money (for now) but one would think all of the negative reactions would make producers wary of adapting popular properties that need extensive wire work for the stage. Not Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The New York Observer reports the pair are actively developing musicals based upon Finding Neverland, Chocolat, Cinema Paradiso and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The furthest along is Finding Neverland, which already has music written by Grey Gardens team Scott Frankel and Michael Korie and investors lining up. The 2004 film was directed by Marc Forster and starred Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, the man who created Peter Pan. Read more after the break. Read More »

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