Picture this. The clock has just ticked over from October 31 to November 1, 2020. You’re sitting on the coach, stuffed from eating all of the Halloween candy that was supposed to be for neighborhood children, but that you secretly knew you were going to eat the whole time. It’s just days before one of the most significant American presidential elections in history. Instead of doomscrolling, you decide to fire up Amazon Prime Video so you can watch something to take your mind off the madness.
You’ve made an excellent choice. Now all that’s left is to pick something to watch, and you have another excellent choice locked and loaded: you’ve pulled up this very article, which provides a list of recommendations for the best shows and best movies coming to Amazon in November 2020. Man, you are really killing it tonight. Well done.
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Wow, October is almost over! Then it’s time for November, a month where many of us will either be relieved or horrified (you know why). Also: it’ll be time for Thanksgiving, but since the pandemic is still raging, who the hell knows how we’ll go about that. But enough of these real-world issues – let’s talk about entertainment! A new month brings with it new titles on Disney+ and Hulu, and here they are! Get a rundown of the best TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Disney+ below.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a new edition of Stuntmen React from Corridor Crew focuses specifically on stunt driving sequences from movies like Fast Five, The French Connection, Ronin, and more. Plus, get a load of even more Easter eggs in the WandaVision trailer that we didn’t cover in our extensive trailer breakdown, and see Seth MacFarlane reveal some of his earliest that predate Family Guy. Read More »
(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 weekend is closing in fast, and thank heavens for that. If you’re anything like me (and if you are, I’m sorry), you like to spend your weekends indoors, watching movies. Thankfully, we live in the golden age of content, where thousands of titles are available to stream. And that’s where Now Stream This comes in – I’m here to sift out all the nonsense, and give you some of the best options available. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)
Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about their favorite car chases in movie history. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite movie car chase? And you let us know!
We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite TV episode of all time? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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The SyFy channel is making a big new push to air adaptations of comic books. One, based on the Oni Press title Letter 44, has been in the works for a bit. But there are two additions: a show based on the series Clone, originally from Image Comics. And then the big one: a series adaptation of Frank Miller‘s early sci-fi story Ronin, in which a 13th Century ronin gets a new chance to avenge his master’s death. The ronin is transported into the 21st century, where (and when) his master’s murderer has been incarnated as a demon. Get a few details on the potential Ronin TV series below. Read More »
Drive Angry 3D Director/Co-Writer Patrick Lussier and Co-Writer Todd Farmer have provided us with a list of their favorite movie car chases. It’s worth noting that Lussier was just selected as one of Variety’s Top 10 Directors to Watch. Drive Angry hits theaters on February 25th 2011. Check out the list after the jump.
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In the early ’80s, Frank Miller prefaced his groundbreaking work on The Dark Knight Returns with a limited series called Ronin, which saw a feudal Japanese samurai and his demon antagonist brought forward to a ravaged, lawless modern New York. The story has been potential fodder for a film adaptation a couple times over the past decade, most notably when Darren Aronofsky and New Line nearly teamed up to make a feature. Now Sylvain White, once set for for Castlevania and currently directing The Losers in Puerto Rico, has talked about his ideas for Ronin, which he is tapped to direct and envisions as “a very dark, futuristic, sci-fi film.” Read More »
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Warner Bros has officially optioned the rights to Frank Miller’s graphic novel Ronin, just as we expected. The live action feature film adaptation will be directed by Stomp the Yard (yawn) director Sylvain White.
A rÅnin (æµªäºº, rÅnin?) was a masterless samurai during the feudal period (1185â€“1868) of Japan. Frank Miller’s six-issue mini-series shows some of the strongest influences of manga on Miller’s style, both in the artwork and narrative style.
The story takes place in a post-apocalpytic New York City populated by mutants and impoverished squatters. Billy Challas was born limbless due to a birth defect. A “biocircuitry” company called the Aquarius Complex has enabled him toÂ become a cyborg ronin. His quest it is to defeat a demon called Agat, and to find the powerful mystic sword which will allow him to do so.
The Fountain director Darren Aronofsky was originally attached to the project at New Line Cinema in 1998. Earlier this year, 300 producer Gianni Nunnari, announced that he would bring the project to the big screen.
“The Ronin comic book has less of a strong identifiable status than “300”. It’s a different visual approach which is more based on the production design, more than the way it is shot. The world is so dense and so different and dark and intracit. It’s going to be a lot of work but I’m really looking forward to it,” Director Sylvain White previously told BlackFilm. “The idea will be to stay close to the graphic novel. Ronin is very dense and very long so of course we are going to have to streamline the story to fit it within a movie time frame.”