This week marks the launch of Paramount+, yet another streaming service in an era that’s already jam-packed with them. But that’s not entirely fair: Paramount+ is just CBS All Access with a new coat of paint, and that service has been around for some time now.
To celebrate (well, at least acknowledge) the existence of a “new” streaming platform, we’ve scoured the service’s library and put together a list of 10 things to watch. You probably already know that you can mainline episodes of Star Trek, the Godfather trilogy, and films like Chinatown and Clue there, but here, in alphabetical order, are some film and television titles that are available but have not been quite as highly publicized. Read More »
Which pivotal moment featuring Doctor Strange in Avengers: Endgame was improvised? Want to catch up on the must-read stories of Hellboy? Think you have the extra cash to win a Black Panther comic signed by Chadwick Boseman, Stan Lee and Ryan Coogler? What kind of person does Black Adam want to play Doctor Fate? When do Titans and Young Justice it HBO Max? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
How much space will Marvel’s Avengers take up on your console? What did Zack Snyder think about The Batman trailer? Is it possible for The Batman and Joker to exist in the same universe? Which superhero as Keanu Reeves always dreamed up playing? Could The Flash‘s new suit possible be a spoiler? Which Marvel character would Josh Boone like to take a crack at? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. 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.)
Hello there, streamers. As usual, I’ve gathered together a smorgasbord of movies you can stream right now. The goal of Now Stream This is to offer variety. While the other streaming columns we run here at /Film are usually focused-in on specific genres or styles, Now Stream This likes to keep things loosey-goosey. I want to give you options, because taste is subjective, and sometimes you feel like watching high art, and other times you just want to watch something sleazy. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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While next month will see a number of great movies arriving on Netflix (in the United States), it will also see more than a few must-see films vanish. Here are the movies leaving Netflix in October 2016 that you need to catch before they’re gone. Read More »
On February 17, 1936, Lee Falk’s comic strip hero The Phantom was introduced to the world. Over the following years—as the character reached millions of fans through an unparalleled-for-that-era level of worldwide syndication—The Phantom became an international sensation. The comic strip (clearly) excelled in many countries around the world, but perhaps none more so than Australia. So it seems fitting that, six decades later, the man who would finally bring this hero to the big screen would be an Australian himself: Simon Wincer.
To learn about how The Phantom was made, I spoke at length with Simon Wincer. But it took a little while before we even got to talking about the masked crusader. Because, frankly, there was just too much to talk about. Like how Wincer swooped into to replace the original director of Free Willy (and ended up helping to save that film). Or how he helmed an Emmy-dominant, prestige miniseries (years before such things were du jour). We spoke about all those things and much more (like the cinematic value of manure). Below is a copy of our conversation…
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