2 Jan

The One Where ‘Friends’ is No Longer on Netflix and We Tell You Where It Will Appear on Streaming Again

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We knew it was going to happen, but that doesn’t make it any less heartbreaking to discover that Friends won’t always be there for us — at least on Netflix. The beloved NBC sitcom, which took on a second life as the white noise playing on every millennial apartment’s TV screens, has officially left Netflix. The […]

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2 Jan

2019 Was a Peak-Geek Year – Where Do We Go from Here?

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In the 21st century, geek properties have come to define our entertainment culture to the point where some say comic book nerds are now our cultural overlords. Despite false alarms of impending genre fatigue, superhero films dominated the 2010s right up until the end of the decade. In 2019, geek-chic gave way to peak-geek, with saga-ending pop culture […]

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2 Jan

‘Dunkirk’ is Quentin Tarantino’s Second Favorite Film of the Decade

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The denizens of Film Twitter aren’t the only folks out there ranking their best movies of the last decade. Quentin Tarantino decided to get in on the action as well, stopping by The Ringer’s Rewatchables podcast to sing the praises of Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk. Tarantino says that Nolan’s World War II epic is his number two movie […]

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2 Jan

Why Does Sam Mendes and Keep Making Movies That Feel Indebted to Christopher Nolan?

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If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then there are a select few living filmmakers whose ears must burn on a regular basis. The frequency of imitation arguably heightens which directors truly are considered among the greatest, or at least the most influential, ever — not many directors would copy someone whose work […]

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2 Jan

Colin Trevorrow’s Original Script Wasn’t Used At All by ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Writers

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When a film has such a storied production history as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — original director Colin Trevorrow leaving, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams coming back on board to wrap up the trilogy — fans can’t help but wonder what could have been. And with Trevorrow and his co-writer Derek Connolly receiving a […]

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2 Jan

Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies Set in the “Future” of 2020

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If you’re gripped with terror at the uncertainty of the coming year, fear not! A dozen or so movies made over the last half-century take place in 2020, so we have a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen. For the most part, that means grandiose journeys in the stars and disaster here at […]

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2 Jan

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Didn’t Recycle That Final Shot of Rey

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Another day, another Star Wars “controversy” that has been debunked. But of the many issues that comes from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this is decidedly not one of them. A few days ago, an eagle-eyed Star Wars fan pointed out that the final shot of Rey in silhouette in The Rise of Skywalker looked oddly similar to another […]

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2 Jan

The Streamer’s Guide to January 2020: What to Watch at Home to Prepare For This Month’s Theatrical Releases

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(Welcome to The Streamer’s Guide, a new monthly feature recommending at-home viewing options from filmmakers with new movies arriving in theaters this month.) You may recognize this column name from its appearances surrounding the Sundance, Toronto and New York film festivals over the last two years. Festivals provide an important opportunity to assess filmmakers releasing […]

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2 Jan

‘Gretel & Hansel’ Trailer: The Classic Folktale Gets a Creepy New Adaptation

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The classic folktale from The Brothers Grimm gets a horrific update with Gretel and Hansel. Oz Perkins, director of The Blackcoat’s Daughter, helms this creepy take on the tale, which features It star Sophia Lillis as one-half of the young duo that finds themselves the target of a very hungry witch. Watch the latest Gretel and Hansel trailer below. Gretel and […]

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2 Jan

25 Years Ago, Pixar’s ‘Toy Story’ Changed Animation Forever

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(Infinity and Beyond is a bi-weekly series in which Josh Spiegel looks back at the history and making of every feature film in Pixar’s filmography. In today’s inaugural edition, he kicks off the column with the movie that started it all: 1995’s Toy Story.) There are only a handful of films released in the first century […]

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