Since movie theaters aren’t likely to reopen in August, you’re going to need another round of new titles to stream from Disney+ and Hulu. Thankfully, each of the streaming services have a big selection of movies and TV shows coming next month, including the revival of The Muppets, more of 20th Century Fox’s original X-Men franchise, one of the best indies of 2019, and some movies from the late 1980s and early 1990s that Hollywood doesn’t really make anymore.
Get the full rundown of TV shows and movies coming to Disney+ and Hulu in August below. Read More »
(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)
The importance and expansion of representation and diversity continue to reverberate throughout the film industry. So now feels like just as good a time as any to reflect on a personal area near and dear to my own heart; disability in cinema.
However, one doesn’t need to specifically hone in on the past two years or so (when representation and diversity were really pressured to improve), for the entire decade has a sampling of terrific films studying a wide array of disabilities, ranging from blockbuster films to French cinema. So let’s get to the list, and please take a chance on something if it sounds interesting. There’s nothing better than enjoying a great movie and educating oneself on vital topics.
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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, Shia LaBeouf sits down to chow on some spicy wings and talk about his buzzed about indie film The Peanut Butter Falcon and Honey Boy. Plus, comedian Jim Gaffigan sits down to answer some questions while hooked up to a lie detector test, and Saturday Night Live tests your wits about sketches from the past and present. Read More »
For years, moviegoers and fans of wrestling have found themselves the unlikeliest of bedfellows. In wrestling, cinema lovers can share their love of detail character work and precise stunts with a brand new audience; in many ways, wrestling is the perfect allegory for those who want to beat the odds and carve out a Hollywood career.
So it comes as no surprise to find that wrestling was one of the main passions in the life of Zack Gottsagen, the breakout star of the upcoming film The Peanut Butter Falcon. Just as his character wants to find work as a professional wrestler, Gottsagen had always dreamed of starring in a major Hollywood film. This makes The Peanut Butter Falcon the rare film with a happy ending both on and offscreen.
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The Peanut Butter Falcon is a movie about a young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) who escapes his residential nursing home to follow his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. As our own Jacob Hall astutely pointed out earlier this year, that might sound like the premise for a movie you might find in 30 Rock, but if the first trailer is any indicator, this actually looks like an uplifting, wonderful indie gem that will steal your heart. Watch The Peanut Butter Falcon trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
(Welcome to The SXSW Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the Austin-based film festival.)
Welcome to SXSW 2019 day five. In this edition: Villains recalls the best of the early Coen brothers, Olympic Dreams is a standard story set in an extraordinary location, and The Peanut Butter Falcon is a quirky but winning blend of comedy and drama.
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