(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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We made fun of its name when it was first announced, but it looks like Quibi might get the last laugh.
The mobile-only streaming service, which has over $1 billion to throw around, the support of every single major Hollywood studio, and deals in place with tons of top-tier filmmakers, is going to debut this April, and trailers for its shows are beginning to make their way online. We’ve gathered the first few below, and this is only the tip of the iceberg.
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The Fugitive is a perfect movie. That’s not hyperbole, either – it’s an air-tight, compulsively rewatchable thriller with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones both at the top of their game. It’s one of those rare films that should be considered untouchable. So, of course, Hollywood wants to remake it. Warner Bros. is moving forward with a Fugitive remake, and they’ve tapped Albert Hughes to helm. To make things extra silly, this isn’t even the only Fugitive remake on the horizon: streaming service Quibi is working on one, too.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
The Fugitive, the popular 1960s TV series about a wrongfully accused man who goes on the run to prove his innocence as a dogged government agent tracks him down, has already been adapted into an acclaimed 1993 movie and a largely-forgotten TV series that aired in the year 2000. But the central premise is so exciting that another remake was bound to come around sooner or later.
Quibi, the upcoming mobile-only platform which will deliver of short pieces of content (or “quick bites”), is next up with a new Fugitive remake, and they’ve cast Boyd Holbrook (Logan, The Predator) as the innocent man and Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as the detective tasked with finding him. Read on to learn how the plot will be updated for the modern era. Read More »
Conventional wisdom suggests that Harrison Ford does not enjoy interviews. There’s plenty of evidence of him getting less and less interested in the dog-and-pony-show style of public-relations journalism. Even though he’s been more present in the public eye thanks to playing Han Solo once again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, Ford’s no less terse in his responses, to the point where his most beloved films often inspire in him a dismissiveness bordering on nearly hilarious cruelty when confronted by fans, as in this clip from Conan O’Brien’s NBC show.
But it’s not just in interviews. Though two of his most iconic characters know their way around a raffish turn of phrase, Harrison Ford’s last great performance came courtesy of a character who communicates with his eyes far more than he does with his mouth. As improbable as it was for a film based on a TV show in the mid-1990s to garner both critical praise and Oscar nominations, it’s equally improbable that we haven’t seen Ford get any better than when he played the wrongly accused Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive, 25 years ago today.
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August is a precarious month for the film industry; nestled between the blockbuster summer schedule and the advantageous awards season of fall, it’s a quiet time for big budget fare. Though not quite the dumping ground of, say, February, it’s mostly a breather month – a calm before the prestige storm, and where studios can test their less-trusted properties.
It may evade easy categorization, but August can be a stellar month for film. It’s the season of R-rated comedies, violent road movies, and experiments. Some of the best mainstream films of the last 25 years came out in Leo season. We chose 15 of our favorite August releases, films that exceeded expectations – some economically, some critically, and some that linger on for less discernible reasons.
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Some of the most hardcore cinephiles dream of one day being on a film set. Having been fortunate enough to have this experience a decent amount of times, I can tell you that it’s a mixed bag of satisfaction. While it’s undoubtedly surreal and often cool to be on a movie set, a lot of people don’t realize that most of the time spent on a movie set is just standing around waiting for things to happen.
However, for those of you who are still dead set on checking out a movie set, it’s not impossible. In fact, there are some very recognizable on-location movie sets that were abandoned after production was completed, and you can still check them out to this day. Find out about these abandoned movie set locations after the jump. Read More »
We’re always thankful when it’s Friday. Not only is it the beginning of the weekend, but that’s when new movies are in theaters everywhere. And now Friday will also be when you can catch up on all the important stories from the week before. Starting with this post, every Friday, we’ll recap some of the best stories of the week, from the biggest trailers to the most buzzed about movie news to our own features and editorials.
This week was chock full of big stories, from a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak to a sneak peek at the return of The Muppets to television. We also had a glowing review of Mad Max: Fury Road (in theaters now), news of a new project at Fox expanding the X-Men universe and much more. Check out all the best stories of the week after the jump! Read More »
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Dr. Richard Kimble will try to clear his name one more time on the big screen. Warner Bros. has hired Christina Hodson to write a new script for The Fugitive, the famous TV series turned blockbuster Oscar-winning film starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. The studio wants to have the film in production early next year. Read more about The Fugitive remake below. Read More »
The Daily What brings us a creepy cosplay photo of the day, featuring Nemo from Finding Nemo (and what is that near his legs?)
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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