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(Welcome to The Streamer’s Guide, a new monthly feature recommending at-home viewing options from filmmakers with new movies arriving in theaters this month.)

If you’ve seen all the /Film coverage from Sundance and gotten eager to sample the year’s first crop of new movies, you’re in luck! A number of them are hitting theaters almost immediately following their Park City debuts (plus a few on Netflix, including Dee Rees’ supposed bust The Last Thing He Wanted), and that’s on top of what looks like a promising crop of new releases on the studio side of things. If you’re looking to prepare for February’s openings, or perhaps just preparing a double feature with one half at home, here are some viewing options for you.

(Of note: I was not able to include a film for February’s biggest release, Birds of Prey, because director Cathy Yan’s debut feature still does not have U.S. distribution. Dead Pigs somehow got enough attention to get her a gig directing a giant movie for DC Comics, yet no distributor wants to put her prior film out there over two years after it premiered at Sundance. Justice for Dead Pigs, Cathy Yan and female filmmakers of color!)

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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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Force Majeure Remake

Hollywood remakes of great foreign films have been common for ages and will always exist as long as most audiences avoid subtitles like the plague. So director Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure getting remade with an all-star cast of comedic talent isn’t surprising. All I can say is “Good luck remaking one of the darkest and most singular comedies of the past 20 years or so.”

Could directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon and superstar Will Ferrell be up to the task? We shall see.

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DuckTales

We’ve already gotten a glimpse at the upcoming reboot of the animated series DuckTales coming to Disney XD sometime this August, along with details on the cast that includes plenty of fantastic talent like David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. Plus there’s Beck Bennett as key supporting character Launchpad McQuack, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, aka Gizmoduck. Now somehow the cast has gotten even better.

Today brought news of the voices of Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale and more being added to the DuckTales reboot cast. Get a first look at the characters each of them will be voicing below. Read More »

Alfre Woodard in Captain America Civil War

The release of Captain America: Civil War is just one month away, and that means the star-studded red carpet premiere iseven closer. The cast of the comic book sequel is already massive with a whole slew of The Avengers appearing in the movie and squaring off against each other as they disagree over the Sokovia Accords, which dictates that the superhero team needs some kind of oversight. But believe it or not, two more names have just been added to the roster.

Alfre Woodard and Jim Rash are listed among the cast members of Captain America: Civil War expected to be in attendance for the premiere. It’s the casting of Woodard that had Marvel fans curiosity piqued, because the Oscar-nominated actress was previously cast in a key role in the forthcoming Luke Cage series at Netflix. This seemed to indicate that there might be a more clear bridge between the Marvel TV shows and movies, but sadly, that’s not the case. Find out more about Alfre Woodard in Captain America Civil War below, but beware of minor spoilers. Read More »

Sam Rockwell Allison Janney

Less than a year after The Way, Way Back hit theaters, directors Jim Rash and Nat Faxon are prepping a reunion of sorts in The Heart. The pair have just cast The Way, Way Back actors Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney in their upcoming action-comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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True Detective Parody

The True Detective finale airs this weekend and fans everywhere are on pins and needles waiting to see where creator Nic Pizzolatto and director Cary Joji Fukunaga will take us in the last hour. After the debut episode, the show quickly reached critical mass. A True Detective parody here, a theory there, the Season Two meme is still everywhere, and debates have raged since day one. Now, even celebrities are getting into the fun. Community co-stars Joel McCale and Jim Rash (an Oscar winner, by the way) appeared on E’s The Soup to poke fun at hit HBO show. Check it out below. Read More »

Community Comic-Con Panel

/Film didn’t get a chance to cover the Community Hall H panel at this year’s Comic-Con, sadly, but you can enjoy what we missed thanks to the power of the Internet.

A video of the entire event, from Dan Harmon‘s Iron Man-inspired intro to the final round of applause, has made its way online. Executive producer Chris McKenna and stars Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash were also along for the ride. Watch it after the jump.

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‘The Way Way Back’ UK Trailer

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The Descendants writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash take a turn directing with the coming of age summer story The Way Way Back. The film finds teen Duncan (Liam James of The Killing) on summer vacation with his mother (Toni Collette) and her somewhat dickish boyfriend (Steve Carell), and his daughter Steph (Zoe Levin).

Duncan and his would-be stepfather don’t have the easiest relationship, but the introverted Duncan doesn’t have easy relationships with many people. He finds his way into a water park, however, where the charismatic, slacker manager Owen (Sam Rockwell) helps bring Duncan out of his shell. Rockwell’s work is great, and while he’s the standout, the entire supporting cast shines. Check out a UK trailer below. Read More »

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The cast of this summer’s independent comedy The Way, Way Back is insane: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, and Rob Corddry… and none of them are the star of the film. That honor goes to Liam James, a young actor best known for roles on The Killing and Psych. He’s the main character in this sweet and hilarious coming of age comedy from Oscar-winners Nat Faxon & Jim Rash.

Faxon and Rash won an Oscar for writing The Descendants, but you likely know them best as Ben from Ben & Kate and Dean Pelton from Community. They pop up in this film too, which they wrote, and directed. The movie opens July 5. The first trailer is below. Read More »