(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
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The Mitchells vs. The Machines is pretty close to a perfect animated movie. One thing that could have made it better? A giant mecha villain, of course. And that’s what almost happened in the final climactic fight of the Sony animated movie, as revealed by a deleted scene posted by Head of Story Guillermo Martinez. See the Mitchells vs. the Machines deleted scene below.
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How do you follow up an innovative, visually stunning movie like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? For Sony Pictures Animation and producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller, the answer was something completely original that pushed the boundaries of animation and delivered a heartfelt, exciting story about a dysfunctional family coming together during a robot apocalypse.
The result was The Mitchells vs. The Machines, a movie from Gravity Falls duo Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe that was both out of this world and profoundly personal in a number of ways. In the new book, The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines, not only do you learn how this incredible adventure came to be after years of development and animation, but you’ll see astounding spreads of artwork that reveal how much imagination and creative freedom was put into this movie, including elements that didn’t make it into the final cut. Read More »
Though we continue to see movies with ’80s-inspired aesthetics, we’re starting to see modern films embrace the 00’s, and even the 2010s, especially in how they deal with social media and our relationship with it. The problem is that the use of current references in a movie, like the use of memes or viral songs, can make a film feel dated or even gimmicky by the time they’re released. That’s not the case with The Mitchells vs The Machines, a film that perfectly brings the Extremely Online Generation to life and captures the look of YouTube videos from the early 2010s without feeling like a relic.
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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, take a look at how “Katie-vision” was created for Netflix’s hit animated movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines. Plus, find out how realistic bank heists are in movies such as The Dark Knight, Heat, Baby Driver, and The Town. And finally, listen as Justin Theroux takes a look back at his career, from Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion to The Leftovers and more. Read More »
Netflix has a big hit on their hands with The Mitchells vs. The Machines, the latest animated film from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie producers Phil Lord & Chris Miller. Now that the film is available in their streaming library, they’re rolling out a look into how it was made. In a new shot-by-shot breakdown, producers Lord & Miller sat down with director Mike Rianda to explore the ferociously funny Furby fight sequence. Let the dark harvest begin! Read More »
David, Devindra, Jeff are joined by Dan Gvozden, host of the podcast The Amazing Spider-Talk, to chat about the new Marvel trailer and more. David drops a major spoiler bomb to Jeff on the British television show Line of Duty. For the feature review, the cast watches the animated Netflix film The Mitchells vs. the Machines, produced by Sony Pictures Animation.
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The Mitchells vs The Machines is now streaming on Netflix, and it’s fantastic. We’re talking “best of the year” material here, folks, so if you haven’t watched it yet, I encourage you to do so immediately. Not only is the film funny, sweet, and almost overwhelmingly clever, it also boasts a unique, often groundbreaking animation style that really makes it stand out against other animated films. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller produced the movie, and like their previous Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Mitchells vs The Machines blends all kinds of different animation styles, from 3D computer animation to 2D hand-drawn art. And a new featurette delves into the film’s unconventional style. Watch it below.
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This morning, Netflix released their 2021 Summer Movie Preview, featuring the first footage from over 30 movies that will be released between April and August. Since there are so many movies, we wanted to make sure you knew as much as possible about them ahead of time, so we’ve rounded up some trailers, first look images, synopses, and all the information you need to know about the full roster of Netflix 2021 summer movies. So let’s get to it. Read More »
Netflix has a lot of money to throw around. In fact, they have roughly $17 billion that they’re spending on content for their streaming library in 2021 alone. That would explain how they’re packing the summer movie season with over 30 movies from the end of April through August.
The Netflix Summer Movie Preview has just been released, featuring footage from the many releases that audiences will hopefully be eager to check out this season. On top of new glimpses of Zack Snyder‘s zombie heist movie Army of the Dead, the thriller The Woman in the Window, and the outstanding animated sci-fi adventure The Mitchells vs. The Machines, there are sneak peeks of the documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, the horror franchise Fear Street Trilogy, Liam Neeson in action mode again in The Ice Road, and some kind of wild, animated founding fathers revisionist history movie called America: The Motion Picture, produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller. Read More »