Since Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t coming to theaters in October anymore, you’re gonna want to find some new stuff to watch at home. Thankfully, Disney+ and Hulu have a wave of new movies and TV shows coming to your living room. Not only is Disney+ bringing the debut of the second season of The Mandalorian and the astronaut drama series The Right Stuff, but Hulu has plenty of Halloween horror on the way with new original movies and some blockbusters making their streaming debut too.
Get a rundown of the best TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Disney+ below. Read More »
Today we’re dealing with the threat of Russian interference with our government that threatens the foundation of our democracy. But back in 1959, we were just trying to beat them to space, and a new Disney+ series will tell the story of how NASA’s historic efforts turned some gifted pilots and engineers into American heroes.
The Right Stuff is a new TV series adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book of the same name, which was previously turned into a movie back in 1983. The first trailer for the series has arrived, showcasing the inspirational ambitions that we once had as a people and all those who turned our hopeful eyes to the stars. Read More »
A couple of months ago, we learned that National Geographic was teaming with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way production company to make NatGeo’s first Disney+ original series: a new adaptation of The Right Stuff, which is based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling book. We watched the show’s Comic-Con 2020 panel to hear the cast and creative team talk about their new iteration and reveal the first clip from the series. Here’s what you need to know. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: The Right Stuff
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max
The Pitch: A chronicling of the early days of the United States space program, the film tracks the journey of test pilot Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard) as he breaks the sound barrier for the first time. But the bulk of the movie is devoted to following the “Mercury Seven,” a collection of cocky fly-boys who become the first Americans to reach space.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Right Stuff was a box office bomb upon its release in 1983 and, despite being nominated for eight Academy Awards, doesn’t seem to have left much of a cultural footprint. But with a forthcoming television adaptation landing soon, it seems like now is as good a time as any for the story to sneak back into the zeitgeist. If you’ve seen and enjoyed movies like Apollo 13 or First Man, you should definitely put this on you list. Read More »
The Right Stuff is making a landing at Disney+ this fall. National Geographic‘s scripted drama series, based on Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction account of the early days of NASA, has found a home at Disney+, which will debut the eight-episode TV series this fall.
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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, Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the prestigious 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Plus, take a look back at some of the original cinematic universes that came together before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and listen as Claire Foy takes a look back at the memorable characters she’s played in her career so far. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- The next season of Archer gets a new title
- Westworld season 2 casts two more actors
- Julia Roberts will star in a TV show based on a podcast
- A first look at season 3 of the USA series Mr. Robot
- The premiere date of Comedy Central’s Nathan For You
- And more!
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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “What is the most American movie?” Each writer was allowed to interpret that question any way they pleased. As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.
/Film is experimenting with a daily podcast (you can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and rss). On today’s podcast we are bringing you an audio version of /Answers: The Most American Movies. Subscribe now or listen below to hear us talk about the most American movies of all time!
If you’d like to share your pick for the most American movie, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!
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Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Yesterday, we ran down the best movies arriving on Netflix in July 2016, but that bounty of new entertainment comes at a cost – a bunch of quality movies and shows are departing the streaming service in the coming weeks and who knows when they’ll return. But I’ve got your back: here are the movies you need to watch before they disappear.
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IO9 has created a handy chart which shows which space movies feature the most common scientific mistakes. It might come as a surprise that Michael Bay’s Armageddon actually fares better than the Star Wars of Alien films. And it comes as no surprise that Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff have been graded a clean bill of accuracy. Hit the jump to see the entire chart.
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