Flight Attendant pilot

After more than a decade of playing the girl next door on the mega-popular sitcom The Big Bang TheoryKaley Cuoco is taking to the skies in a new thriller series for HBO Max. In The Flight Attendant, she plays a hard-drinking flight attendant who flies to Thailand, lives it up with a handsome traveler (Game of ThronesMichiel Huisman), blacks out, and then wakes up to discover that he’s been murdered. And that’s all in the first ten or so minutes.

The streaming service has made The Flight Attendant pilot (ah, wordplay!) available to stream on YouTube in advance of the series premiere later this month, and you can watch the entire first episode below. Read More »

american dream trailer

A Dutch actor and an Australian actor play two American brothers fighting for the “American Dream” in a gritty crime thriller directed by Steven Spielberg‘s longtime cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Fittingly, the movie is called…American Dream. But don’t let the irony of the lead actors’ countries of origin stop you from watching the newly released trailer for American Dream below.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A London author (Lily James from Cinderella and Baby Driver) receives a letter from a quiet, hunky, mysterious man (Michiel Huisman, AKA Daario Naharis from Game of Thrones) who lives on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel. He’s a part of a literary society with a fascinating origin story, and the writer eventually travels there to meet the group in person, only to realize their story is even more complex than she could have foreseen. Naturally, the writer and the hunk with the tragic backstory fall in love.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Director Mike Newell helmed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but he’s probably best known for his romantic films: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Mona Lisa Smile, Pushing Tin, and Love in the Time of Cholera. (He also directed the atrocious 2010 Disney movie Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but nobody’s perfect.) This movie puts him fully back in romance mode, and while writers Don Roos and Tom Bezucha do a lot of heavy lifting with the script, which can veer from swooning romance to, um, some Nazi stuff, Newell is responsible for making watching the film feel like the movie equivalent of curling up at a seaside cottage to read your favorite novel. With its sweeping countrysides, stunning vistas, and sublime lighting, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is among the most beautifully shot of Netflix’s original movies. Read More »

state like sleep trailer

Katherine Waterston stars in the noir thriller State Like Sleep as a widow who is haunted by the mysterious death of her celebrity husband (Michiel Huisman). The first State Like Sleep trailer released by The Orchard follows her as she soon discovers a web of secrets that sends her deep into the seedy underbelly of Brussels, where she meets enigmatic characters played by Michael Shannon and Luke Evans.

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the haunting of hill house review

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House is a frequently scary, surprisingly emotional saga focused on both past and present. Director Mike Flanagan takes Shirley Jackson’s iconic haunted house novel and works into something wholly different, yet equally effective.

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haunting of hill house trailer

Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is one of the most iconic horror stories in the history of the medium. A slow-burn chiller about mental instability as much as it is about supernatural forces, Hill House is getting the Netflix treatment courtesy of Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan. Flanagan has adapted Jackson’s novel into a new 10-episode series, dropping on Netflix just in time for Halloween. Watch the Haunting of Hill House trailer below.

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haunting of hill house images

Mike Flanagan is bringing Shirley Jackson’s classic haunted house novel The Haunting of Hill House to Netflix – just in time for Halloween. New, enigmatic Haunting of Hill House images have arrived online, and with them, the official release date of the new series from the director of Oculus and Gerald’s Game.

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Irreplaceable You trailer

What if you new for a fact that the person you loved would die soon? How would you approach that? And how would your dying significant other face this? These very difficult questions get the tear jerker movie treatment in Netflix’s new original film Irreplaceable You, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman. Watch the Irreplaceable You trailer below.

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Justice League concept art

Justice League is making a last-minute addition to its cast. Julian Lewis Jones has climbed aboard the Zack Snyder-directed adventure, which brings together Ben Affleck‘s Batman, Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill‘s Superman, Ezra Miller‘s The Flash, Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman, and Ray Fisher‘s Cyborg for a superhero showdown.

And while you might assume that an actor cast this late in the game has just a small part in the film, we’re wondering if Jones might actually be playing Steppenwolf, the big bad of Justice League. Lets take a look at the Julian Lewis Jones Justice League casting and more, after the jump. Read More »

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the invitation trailer

If you’re the kind of person who already hates parties and social gatherings, Karyn Kusama‘s The Invitation is going to press your buttons in a very specific and unsettling way. This small-scale, slow-burning, intense gem is a special kind of cinematic nightmare – the one-location thriller where escape simply isn’t an option.

Drafthouse Films has released a new trailer for The Invitation and it’s a good one, playing up the film’s mystery and tension while side-stepping its various twists and turns.

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