Best Movies Streaming Right Now Barton Fink

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

There’s a long holiday weekend coming up. You know what that means? If you answered “It’s time to go outside and spend time with friends and family!”, get the hell out of here! The correct answer is “Stay inside and stream movies.” But what in the world should you stream when there are so many options? That’s where Now Stream This comes in, my friends. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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Best Soundtracks of 2018

The films of 2018 featured lovely, strange, and sometimes downright terrifying music. Just what it is that makes a good soundtrack? Is it something that stands out, intruding on scenes? Or is it something that hangs back, to the point where you don’t even notice it? Or perhaps it’s something in between. Or maybe the best film scores are the ones that trigger a specific emotion somewhere within your mind; a memory, a regret, a loving embrace. Music that cuts right through to your very soul. Music that you won’t soon forget. These are the best soundtracks of 2018.

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New Blu-ray Releases the nun

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

The year is winding down, the holidays are here, and you’re in need of stocking stuffers. Here, buy every single one of these Blu-rays, and stuff them into various stockings. Problem solved! In this week’s Blu-ray round-up, I bring you the latest entry in The Conjuring universe, Blake Lively wearing some dope suits, Denzel Washington killing lots of people, a horror sequel starring two actors on the cusp of fame, and a splatter-movie classic, now rendered in glorious 4K.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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2019 SAG Awards Nominations

This morning, the nominations for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. This is the ceremony where Hollywood’s actors nominate their own, ultimately voting on the winners. This year’s roster features quite the diverse array of performances across film and television…and suggests who may be suiting up for the Oscars in a few months.

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maniac inside the series

Netflix’s Maniac is incredible – one of the best original programs the streaming service has released to date. It’s also weird as hell, and almost impossible to coherently sum up. A new video attempts to break down the Emma Stone and Jonah Hill show while highlighting what makes it so unique. Watch it below.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now September

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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maniac teaser

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two strangers who find a world-traversing connection in Cary Fukunaga‘s mind-bending Netflix series, Maniac. But how do they come to meet at the mysterious pharmaceutical trial that throws them into a surreal journey through alternate universes?

A new Maniac teaser suggests that this infomercial for the depression treatment facility, Neberdine Pharmaceutical Biotech, is what attracted all these volunteers. But with Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rome Kanda‘s doctors delivering a stilted promise to cure people of all their mental ailments in the informercial, it’s a miracle that this facility with a mouthful of a name got any volunteers at all.

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maniac early buzz

True Detective visionary Cary Fukunaga, Oscar winner Emma Stone, and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill seems like a dream team that could turn any collaboration into a smash success. But unfortunately, it seems that their darkly comic sci-fi series, Maniac, is more of a mixed bag.

Based on the Norwegian TV series of the same name, Maniac is a Netflix miniseries directed by Fukunaga and starring Stone and Hill as two strangers who meet an experimental drug trial and end up navigating a slew of vibrant alternate realities in their minds. Throw any of those elements into a blender, and it would seem like you would have a surefire hit. But the Maniac early buzz, while glowing about Stone’s performance, seems to suggest that this is the problem — the miniseries feels like a blended mess of tones and stories.

Here is what critics are saying about Maniac.

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maniac teaser

Despite several trailers dropping for Cary Fukunaga‘s highly anticipated Netflix miniseries, Maniac remains very much a mystery. We know that it features two former Superbad stars and that it’s about as different from Superbad as could be. And that Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two strangers struggling with mental illness who meet at a pharmaceutical drug trial that will supposedly solve all their problems — only to be sent on a wild adventure through a shared mind-verse.

The new Maniac teaser gives us a greater glimpse at the cosmic connection between Stone’s Annie and Hill’s Owen, who can’t stop meeting in each of the imagined worlds that the drug trial lands them in.

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maniac trailer

From the mind of True Detective season 1 director Cary Fukunaga comes a new mind-bending series starring former Superbad co-stars. Emma Stone and Jonah Hill reunite in a Netflix limited sci-fi series that is (literally) worlds away from the 2007 raunchy comedy that helped launch both Oscar darlings’ careers.

In the offiial Maniac trailer, the two play strangers who meet at a mysterious pharmaceutical trial and end up navigating a weird, wild multi-mindverse that runs the gamut of alternate realities, from Lord of the Rings-esque adventures to Jazz Age society soirees.

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