This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved baseball movie Field of Dreams. The movie stars Kevin Costner as a farmer who hears a mysterious voice that inspires him to build a baseball diamond on his land. After building the field, the ghosts of the banned 1919 White Sox, including “Shoeless Joe” Jackson, emerge to play a good old fashioned game in the great Midwest. But it’s the appearance of his late father that really makes it all worthwhile. And next year, Major League Baseball will build a field of their own near the actual shooting location of Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa for an official MLB game. Read More »
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Greetings, movie watchers. It’s time for another edition of Now Stream This, where I attempt to bring you an eclectic mix of movies streaming right this very moment. This week, we have one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s best films; a fantastic horror documentary; a Steven Soderbergh flick shot on an iPhone; a horror classic; a documentary that will make you cry; a cinematic TV series; a haunted baseball field; a dark satire of the Reagan Era; killer A.I.; and an overlooked crime drama. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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When one door opens, another closes. Or in this case, as a whole new batch of content is dropped on Netflix’s streaming service, some existing titles are being shuffled off of it. But fear not, there are still a few days left to watch Check out the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in May 2018 below. Read More »
Halloween is only a few days away, and we all know what that means: it’s time to smuggle away some of the candy meant for trick-or-treaters and save it for a fun night of watching the TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in November. After you burn through the content that’s soon leaving the streaming service, you can sit back, relax, and fill up your personal calendar with films like Men in Black and Mudbound and TV shows like The Punisher and She’s Gotta Have It. Check out the full list below.
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Sports and movies are incredibly similar. Each are complex with intricate characters, comprised of long, detailed storylines. They can make you laugh, cry, and scream. On occasion either can build to a transcendent moment that you’ll never forget.
Those similarities are why the sports movie is such an enduring sub-genre in cinema. A sports movie can be anything: a dirty comedy, an inspirational drama, a documentary, a kick-ass action movie, a kids movie, it can even be a sci-fi or horror movie. Sports are such a universal language, they can be translated at will and never lose their power.
This week, another film enters the sports movie conversation: McFarland, USA, the true story of a cross country running team from a very poor town in central California. It’s a solid, entertaining sports movie that gets by because it adheres to the beats of the genre while adding a little something extra and different.
Because there’s a new sports movie out this week, I decided to take the occasion to rank my favorite sports movies of all time. Now, these are not the best sports movies of all time. Just my favorites. And there are major omissions, because we all have those. But to me, these are the 15 sports movies I can watch again and again. Read More »
Field of Dreams is one of those movies that makes even the best of us cry. The beautiful respect for the game of baseball is only trumped by the great relationships Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) develops with Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), Terence Mann (James Earl Jones) and his undying faith in himself. It’s a poignant and memorable film.
Thankfully, a sequel to the 1989 Phil Alden Robinson classic never came to fruition but with the National Football League in danger of missing their season, Funny or Die has decided to take that “If you build it, he will come” structure and apply it to football with Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout starring everyone’s favorite werewolf, Taylor Launter. Fans of football will be delighted by all the NFL stars who show up and Field of Dreams fans will be overjoyed by the homages. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.
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