(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)
The Movie: Safe
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: Jason Statham is a disgraced cop turned cage fighter (see, this is cool already) who seeks some sort of redemption by protecting a child genius (Catherine Chan) who acts as a human computer for the Chinese Triads.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Jason Statham has made a lot of movies where he essentially plays the same character: a brooding, angry, scowling guy who punches people. And while there’s nothing wrong with that, a lot of his movies tend to blend together as a result. But Safe is a standout, primarily because it’s stylish as hell and features fight scenes coordinated by Chad Stahelski, the stuntman turned filmmaker who would go on to helm the John Wick franchise. 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.)
Well, here we are. In the midst of a pandemic that requires nearly all of us to stay the hell indoors. The silver lining: More time to sit around and stream movies. Which means it’s my time to shine! I felt a little extra pressure this week, since I know many people are craving new entertainment to watch at the moment. So I tried to compile a list of highly watchable movies – not just good movies, but movies that suck you in and take your mind off of, well, everything (with one or two outliers). So hang in there, everyone. We’ll get through this.
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After getting used to hearing actor Michael C. Hall speak with such a distinctly low voice as a serial killer who hunts serial killers on Showtime’s Dexter, it’s slightly jarring to hear him try on an English accent in Safe, a new crime series for Netflix. The streaming service has just unveiled a first-look trailer for the new show, which follows a man’s quest to find his missing daughter. Check out the Safe trailer below. Read More »
Dave, Devindra, and Adam invite you to check out the under-appreciated Dredd, lament the lost career of Ed Wood, sing the praises of Shawn Ryan’s Last Resort, and opine that Headhunters got the “foreign movie” pass. Tasha Robinson from AV Club joins us for this episode.
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One of the hoariest action movie plot cliches is the one where a tough guy has to protect a kid against all manner of danger. That’s the old saw used for the latest Jason Statham movie, Safe. He’s a former bad-ass cop who finds himself protecting a young girl who has memorized a string of numbers that everyone in New York city seems to want. Beyond the fact that Statham’s partner this time out is a kid, this looks more or less like most of the other Jason Statham action movies that have hit over the past few years. Check out a trailer below. Read More »
In advance of the American Film Market, LionsGate has picked up US distribution rights to three films: Dredd (based on the Judge Dredd comics), Safe and Protection. All three films are from financing/sales company IM Global. Info on all three films is after the break. Read More »