(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
The year ticks on. February comes to a close, and March begins. I can think of no better way to kick-off a brand new month than a list of great movies to stream right now (but that may be because I have a limited imagination, who knows). As always, I’ve scoured the far corners of the streaming world to bring you back these entertaining riches.
In this latest edition of Now Stream This, we have a surprisingly funny history lesson from Steven Spielberg, a horror classic that invented an entirely new genre, a Martin Scorsese crime epic, a ’70s mystery movie starring Gene Hackman, a phenomenal new miniseries from Hulu, Steven Soderbergh’s return from retirement, a ’90s thriller, and more!
These are the best movies streaming right now (and a little TV as well). Let’s get streaming.
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The Living Dead, an unfinished George Romero zombie novel, will infect bookstores in 2019. Romero died last year before he could complete writing. Now, The Shape of Water novelization author Daniel Kraus will finish the book in time for release.
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Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, tying in with the release of Marvel’s Black Panther, we ask “Who is your favorite non-white movie hero?”
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(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.)
What a great week for Blu-rays. The Criterion Collection has two must-have releases this week: Jonathan Demme‘s Silence of the Lambs and George A. Romero‘s Night of the Living Dead. Beyond that, we have The Bird With the Crystal Plumage and Re-Animator from Arrow Video, the under-seen drama Only the Brave, and the Lyndon Johnson biopic LBJ. Last but not least, we have an exclusive clip from Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.
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(Welcome to The Final Girl, a regular feature from someone who has steered clear of horror and is ready to finally embrace the genre that goes bump in the night. Next on the list: George Romero’s zombie classic Night of the Living Dead.)
This may come as a shock, but I kind of love zombie movies. I know this whole series is based on the fact that I wouldn’t touch a horror movie with a 30-inch pole, but I would gladly double-tap on any zombie movie.
There’s something about how zombie movies magnify emotions and present a warped reflection of the human condition — all beneath the pretense of blood and guts, of course — that draws me in. It’s a simple B-movie premise, but zombies speak to larger ideas that I find utterly fascinating.
I can trace back my interest to its lame, nerdy beginnings. It began, as all passions do, with a college seminar. I had attended a seminar by one of my film studies professors, who introduced the theory that movie zombies were a manifestation of the deeper societal fears that plagued America at specific moments in time. It’s by no means an original idea, but it blew my mind open. And it opened me up to the slow, reluctant acceptance of horror movies.
So it’s time to go back to where it all began. It’s time to finally explore George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.
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Recently, I highlighted what I believed to be the worst horror remakes ever made in honor of this week’s release of Flatliners. But enough negativity! Let’s look at some good horror remakes, which do indeed exist! Every once in awhile, a filmmaker will come along, take an original film, and find a creative, exciting way to remake it. Sometimes these remakes even surpass the original films. It’s rare, but it happens, and when it does, that’s worth celebrating. Let’s look at the best horror remakes of all time.
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We’ve got a haunting exclusive reveal for you. Artist Timothy Pittides will be releasing a limited edition screenprint for the classic George Romero zombie film, Night of the Living End, at Dallas Comic Con this weekend. Below, you can see several images of the Night of the Living Dead Poster and read about Pittides’ inspiration. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
George A. Romero‘s iconic zombies will shuffle across this earth again. Today, Romero’s son G. Cameron Romero announced an Indiegogo campaign to fund Origins — the prequel to his dad’s 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead.
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These days, animation isn’t as defined by age as it once was. Once upon a time, a Disney movie was only thought to be for kids. But recently, Pixar has tackled mature themes, the humor of South Park has become a cultural institution, Star Wars is an animated TV series, comic book characters have cartoons and thanks to genres like anime, R-rated animation isn’t an oxymoron.
Enter Justin White, an up and coming artist made popular through sites like Threadless. He’s decided to take that thought one step further and turn some of your favorite live action movies and TV shows in to animation. His first solo show is called Rated G and opens at Gallery 1988 Melrose, in Los Angeles on Friday. We’re proud to exclusively the entire show.
White’s familiar yet flithy animated style has reimagined scenes from 30 films and shows never meant for animation. Films like Fight Club, Fargo, Casablanca, The Breakfast Club, Oldboy, Kindergarden Cop, Alien, Reservoir Dogs, There Will Be Blood and a whole lot more have been reimagined as high quality animation cels. He even tackled TV shows like Community, The Office, Breaking Bad and more.
After the jump check out all 30 images from the show and find out when and how you can grab them. Read More »
A video has popped up documenting the recent Monroeville Zombie Walk, an annual event celebrating the Pittsburgh town’s ties to George Romero‘s Dawn of the Dead, the director’s classic cinematic ode equating mall culture to the undead. This year also saw a Monroeville citizen, one with a very personal connection to Romero’s original Night of the Living Dead, opening a zombie museum inside that very mall. Rather awesomely, it includes “a coffin, rigged with speakers and hydraulics, to experience a ride to a cemetery and burial” that can be experienced for a decaying three bucks U.S. Progress. The video contains a chat with the museum’s curator, as well as lots of decaying mall goers, and is posted below…
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