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The Quarantine Stream: ’21 Chump Street’ is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s One-Act Musical Written Between ‘In the Heights’ and ‘Hamilton’

(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: 21 Chump Street Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: In a plot that mirrors the events of 21 Jump Street, a Florida police officer goes undercover and poses as a high school student in an attempt to bust the kids who were dealing drugs. But when a straight-laced, straight-A student falls for the undercover cop, the story ...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Features, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Justin, Naomi, Jon M Chu, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘Lovecraft Country’ Review: Horrors Both Human and Otherworldly Haunt Misha Green’s Spellbinding Series

“This is the story of a boy and his dream,” a narrator tells us. “But more than that, it is the story of an American boy and a dream that is truly American.” That narrator is from the 1950 film The Jackie Robinson Story, but he’s also, in effect, narrating Lovecraft Country, Misha Green‘s phenomenal horror series. Rather than just use musical needle drops, Lovecraft Country uses narration pulled from other sources, audio clips, spoken-word poetry, creating a rich tapestry; a collage; a mosaic. ...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, Rihanna, Horror, Stephen King, America, Indiana, Features, Green, Chicago, Adaptation, New England, Montrose, James Baldwin

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Host’ is a Horror Film Made During Lockdown That is, Somehow, Really Good

(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: Host Where You Can Stream It: Shudder The Pitch: What if a group of friends, isolated and bored during quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, decided to hold a seance over Zoom? And what if everything went catastrophically wrong, unleashing something evil into their homes? And what if this film, from director Rob S...
Tags: Movies, Features, Savage, Host, Rob Savage, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream

Everything You Should Watch After You Stream ‘Howard’ on Disney+

Howard Ashman is, hyperbole be damned, one of the most important figures in the history of animation. It’s an impressive feat considering that he never once drew a character or directed an animated feature. You may not know his name, but Howard Ashman’s words have given life to some of the most beloved characters of modern Disney animation. What’s more, his lyrical compositions and collaboration with composer Alan Menken inspired the last 30 years of mainstream American animation in one way or...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Robin Williams, New York City, Disney, Features, Williams, Middle East, Broadway, Bill Murray, Charles Dickens, Walt Disney Company, Steve Martin, Little Mermaid, Ariel, Angela Lansbury

The Quarantine Stream: The Satire of ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Packs Potent Punches in Both Comedy and Drama

(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: Jojo Rabbit Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Taika Waititi plays Hitler as an imaginary friend to a young boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis), who feels compelled to be a good little Nazi towards the end of World War II. Unfortunately, he can’t quite measure up to the ruthlessness expected of him. Once the kid discov...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Drama, War, Features, Scarlett Johansson, Hitler, Fox Searchlight, Jojo, Taika Waititi, Stephen Merchant, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jojo Rabbit, Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Roman Griffin Davis

How One Claustrophobic Scene in ‘Alien’ Creates Suspense Through Its Performers 

(Welcome to  Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: This claustrophobic scene in Alien relies heavily on the intensity of the actors’ performances to sell the fear.) Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film Alien birthed an iconic movie monster as well as an enduring franchise. It also birthed one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history with the infamous chest-bursting scene. That scene delivered one of the most ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Earth, Features, Dallas, Ash, Ridley Scott, Alien, Kane, Scott, Brett, Weaver, Cartwright, Lambert, Ripley

CS Video: The Fugitive Interview With Martinez, Rodriguez & Sircar

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: The Fugitive interview with Martinez, Rodriguez & Sircar Just in time for the action thriller’s debut on the streaming platform, ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with star Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome), Genesis Rodriguez (Big Hero 6) and Tiya Sircar (The Good Place) to discuss Quibi’s The Fugitive. Our interview can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Quibi’s The Fugitive Trailer & Photos Starring Kiefer Sutherland & Boyd Holbrook ...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Interview, Los Angeles, Features, Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, TV News, Harrison Ford, Sutherland, Mike, Allison, Kimble, ComingSoon, Warner Bros Television

CS Interview: Creator Steve Blackman on Umbrella Academy Season 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Creator Steve Blackman on The Umbrella Academy season 2 Just in time for the highly-anticipated second season debut of Netflix’s hit adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy, ComingSoon.net got the chance to chat with creator Steve Blackman (Fargo) to discuss the next chapter in dysfunctional superhero family series! Warning: Mild spoiler alert for the second season of The Umbrella Academy PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandA...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Interview, US, Toronto, Features, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Dallas, Ellen, Luther, Ellen Page, Kate, Kennedy

Examining the Iconic Japanese Samurai Film That Inspired ‘The Mandalorian’

(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars , a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:  Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance .) Samurai movies have long held a place in the inspiration of Star Wars. It began with The Hidden Fortress , which was one of the earliest influences on George Lucas’s creation of Star Wars,  but Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is perhaps the latest in that line of...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Clint Eastwood, Wu Tang, Quentin Tarantino, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Mando, Wolf, Kurosawa, Wakayama, Samurai, Lone Wolf, Pedro Pascal, Jeremy Bulloch

CS Video: The Fugitive Interview With Kiefer Sutherland & Boyd Holbrook

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: The Fugitive interview with Kiefer Sutherland & Boyd Holbrook ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Golden Globe and Emmy winner Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) and Boyd Holbrook (The Predator) to discuss their work in Quibi’s update of The Fugitive! Our interview can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Quibi’s The Fugitive Trailer & Photos Starring Kiefer Sutherland & Boyd Holbrook PB = PB || {}; PB...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Interview, Los Angeles, Features, Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, TV News, Harrison Ford, Kiefer Sutherland, Sutherland, Mike, Golden Globe, Allison, Kimble

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Raising Arizona’ is a Delightfully Weird Metaphor for Parenting

(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: Raising Arizona Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: A low-level criminal (Nicolas Cage) marries a decorated police officer (Holly Hunter), but after learning that they can’t have children the old-fashioned way, the pair decides to kidnap the infant son of a local furniture salesman and raise him as their own. Why It’s Es...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Features, Frances Mcdormand, Arizona, John Goodman, 20th Century Fox, Nicolas Cage, Hunter, Joel, Holly Hunter, Ethan Coen, Coens, Barry Sonnenfeld, Raising Arizona

‘Howard’ Review: A Soulful Tribute to the Man Behind Disney’s Most Beloved Animated Classics

“To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” The dedication to the lyricist behind some of Disney’s most beloved animated hits that runs in the closing credits of Beauty and the Beast is brief but beautiful — which is a fitting description of the life of Howard Ashman, whose amazing life was cut short by AIDS in 1991, right on the cusp of what would be his greatest and most lasting achievement. It’s a fitting description too for Howard,...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, New York City, Disney, Features, Movie Reviews, Beauty, Broadway, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Little Mermaid, Bill, Ken Burns, Angela Lansbury, Baltimore, Belle, White

‘An American Pickle’ Review: A Clumsy But Sweet Story About Family, Friendship, and Pickles

For all its occasional bursts of fleeting beauty, the world is an inherently lonely place. And even those who prefer to remain loners can, on occasion, seek out the warmth of connection, however brief or fleeting. That search for connection is hidden within An American Pickle, a sweet, silly movie that never quite decides what it wants to be, but not for lack of trying. Once you move beyond the goofy premise – which involves a man brined in a pickle vat for 100 years – you find a film filled wi...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, America, Features, Movie Reviews, Ben, Rogen, Simon Rich, Herschel, Seth-Rogen, Greenbaum, Brandon Trost, Trost, Featured Stories Sidebar, Ben Greenbaum, An American Pickle

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale,’ ‘Women Without Men, ‘BNA,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Somehow, we’re nearing the tail end of summer and the pandemic situation doesn’t seem like it will change all that much. But at the very least, streaming services won’t run out of new content anytime soon. And while new entertainment may start to dry up in the states, we can always import a few international titles to keep us going. In this week’s Pop Culture Imports, the best foreign mo...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Hbo, Movies, San Francisco, Spain, Iran, Features, Netflix, Cia, Bruce Lee, Costa, Chinatown, Crunchyroll, BNA, Nicholas Sparks

Revisiting ‘Mars and Beyond’, Disney’s Influential Animated Documentary Short About Space Travel and Life on Mars

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) These days, Disney has become the king of acquiring IPs and turning them into the cash cows of popular entertainment. But once upon a time, they also dared to collaborate with the top scientific minds of the time, and make art that could show us what we could achieve if we set our minds to it — like kickstart the Space Race. With everyone stuck at home and with the f...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Nasa, Features, Pentagon, Mars, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Tomorrowland, Eisenhower, Braun, COLLIER, Wernher von Braun, Featured Stories Sidebar, Disney Vault, Out of the Disney Vault

CS Interview: Daniel Mays on Unique Role in Fisherman’s Friends

CS Interview: Daniel Mays on unique role in Fisherman’s Friends ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with Good Omens alum Daniel Mays to discuss his role in the well-received British biographical music drama Fisherman’s Friends, seeing him in a unique role in comparison to the “hard-hitting” characters he’s used to taking on. Click here to rent or purchase the well-received film centered on the Cornish singing group! RELATED: CS Interview: Tuppence Middleton on Heartwarming Fisherman’...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Interview, America, Features, Cornwall, States, Danny, Cornish, Tuppence Middleton, Mays, Daniel Mays, Movie News, Doc Martin, James Purefoy

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Impetigore’ and ‘Satan’s Slaves’ Prove That the Next Great Horror Movies Are Coming From Indonesia

(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: Impetigore and Satan’s Slaves Where You Can Stream Them: Shudder The Pitch: If you only watch American horror films, you’re missing out. Outside of Hollywood, horror films can be weirder, wilder, crazier, more ambitious, and often piss-your-pants scary. And in recent years, Indonesia has announced itself as the latest major play...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Horror, Impetigore, Satan's Slaves, The Quarantine Stream

How to Build the Ultimate Home Theater During the Pandemic

With the world shut down and movie theatres feeling like a distant memory for many, the time spent watching things at home has skyrocketed. We’ve never been in a better position to be able to have a home theatre setup that allows almost any film in the world to be viewed via streaming, disc or any other media in your library. Gone are the days of sub-20” tube sets and flaky VHS recordings, we’ve now got with the touch of a button hundreds of thousands of hours of content broadcast in 4K resolu...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Disney, Samsung, Features, Netflix, Sony, Nvidia, Lg, Oled, Vizio, Hdr, Coke, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Blu

‘Japan Sinks 2020’ is a Bleak, Violent Disaster Anime That Hits Harder During Lockdown

(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.) It shouldn’t come across as controversial to say that 2020 feels like living in a disaster film. Looking outside feels like catching a glimpse of a hellish apocalypse, with thousands of people dying while governments are too inept to do anything about it, misinformation making things worse, and any resemblance of “normal life” rapidly disappearing into memory. So...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Netflix, Tokyo, Starbucks, Estonia, Anime, Ani, Muto, Yuasa, Masaaki Yuasa, Featured Stories Sidebar, Chernobyl Japan, Eizouken, Japan Sinks: 2020

CS Interview: Director Eric Appel on Quibi’s Die Hart

CS Interview: Director Eric Appel on Quibi’s Die Hart ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with director Eric Appel (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to discuss Quibi’s action-packed comedy Die Hart starring Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) and John Travolta (Gotti), which is now available to stream in its entirety on the fresh platform! RELATED: Die Hart Trailer: Kevin Hart Gets a Lesson in Action Stardom PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone |...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, Features, TV News, Kevin Hart, John Travolta, Jean Reno, Hartnett, Hart, Travolta, Kevin, Appel, Nathalie, John Wick

Revisiting ‘The Mousketeers at Walt Disney World,’ Disney’s Kitschy and Truly Strange 1970s TV Special

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) One of the key parts of the Disney legacy, when it comes to the small screen, is the Mickey Mouse Club. During the nascent years of television, Walt Disney went all-in with his weekly primetime anthology series, but he also produced a five-days-a-week show featuring a group of clean-cut, cherubic kids in which they’d jump around, play, sing songs, and dance, in-between...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Disney, Features, Ryan Gosling, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Hudson, Walt Disney, Orlando, Winnie, Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Annette Funicello, Tenet, Disney Springs

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Ocean Waves’ May Be Studio Ghibli’s Secretly Queer Film

(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: Ocean Waves Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: In the early ’90s, Studio Ghibli launched an unusual experiment: the studio gave its youngest animators, all in their twenties and thirties, a chance to make a cheap, quick film to show what they could achieve. Ultimately, the experiment failed in the first two aspects — Oc...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Tokyo, Anime, States, Studio Ghibli, Taku, Ocean Waves, Ghibli, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, Yutaka, Tomomi Mochizuki, Studio Ghibi, The Quarantine Stream

‘Gamemaster’ Director Charles Mruz on Documenting the Complexities of the Board Game Industry [Interview]

I may not remember precisely when I rediscovered board games, but I do remember the moment I knew I was hooked. In January of 2016, a friend invited me to join his much-anticipated playthrough of Twilight Imperium, a super-complicated game centering around galactic exploration and conquest. The only catch? The group was meeting three states over, requiring an hours-long drive through terrible weather – and a quick turnaround if I were to be back at work on Monday morning. I made the drive an...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Interviews, Los Angeles, Features, Pakistan, Kickstarter, Luke Crane, Serrato, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jason Wise, Nashra Balagamwala, Gamemaster, Charles Mruz, Mruz, Kittens Elan Lee

Now Scream This: Stay Inside and Stream These 10 Horror Movies

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: It’s getting to the point where I don’t know how many times I can reword the same introduction in this space. Viral cases are still on the rise, we should all still be staying home when possible, and horror movies are more enjoyable than ever. How else to reword things? Lock your door, turn out the...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Anna Kendrick, Ryan Reynolds, Hulu, Horror Movies, Gemma Arterton, Chris, Matt, Welp, Alvarez, Fede Alvarez, Fede, Jane Levy, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘Deep Blue Sea 3’ is Leagues Above the Last Direct-to-Video Sequel

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. This week, we take a second dip into the world of ‘Deep Blue Sea’ sequels.) I’m a sucker for killer shark movies, but the great ones represent a small percentage of the sub-genre overall. Most are dull, dumb, and waterlogged in their attempts to entertain and thrill, but none of those descriptors can be applied to Renny Harlin’s 1999 gem, Deep Blue Sea. Okay, mayb...
Tags: Movies, Features, Sharknado, Emma, Deep Blue Sea, John Pogue, Pogue, Featured Stories Sidebar, Emma Collins, Renny Harlin, Harlin, DTV Descent, Dirk Blackman, Deep Blue Sea 3, Richard Lowell, Deep Blue Sea Okay

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Still Works Like Gangbusters

(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: Who Framed Roger Rabbit Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: You know those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid? In Who Framed Roger Rabbit, all those cartoons actually happened and were shot on sound stages with cartoon actors who occupy the same world as live-action humans. That’s the backdrop for this ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, Features, Animation, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Hoskins, Chinatown, Noir, Mickey Mouse, Fantasia, Roger, Hoskins, Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Roger Rabbit

Now Stream This: ‘The Firm’, ‘The Last Dance’, ‘Fear City’, ‘Palm Springs’, ‘Airplane!’, ‘Shattered Glass’, and 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.) The Firm Now Streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video Release Date: 1993 Genre: Thriller Director: Sydney Pollack Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn The Firm is as solid as a Hollywood thriller gets. The type of movie they don’t really make anymore – a mid-budget pi...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Hayden Christensen, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, New York City, Time, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, David, Netflix, Michael Jordan, Sydney

The Biggest Surprises and Snubs of the 2020 Emmy Nominations

Ah, yes. Another major awards show, another chance to pick apart the nominations! The 2020 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning and, as usual, there were a number of surprises (some positive, some negative). And of course, there were plenty of folks who were left out of the party. So let’s dispense with the pleasantries and wade into the muck of it all. Let’s break down the biggest 2020 Emmy surprises and snubs, from The Mandalorian to Watchmen to What We Do in the Shadows to Reese With...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Amc, Awards, America, Features, Netflix, United States, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Aniston, Silicon Valley

15 Years Later, ‘Constantine’ Director Francis Lawrence is Enjoying the Film’s Cult Following [Interview]

Although only 15 years old, Constantine is already aging well. The adaptation of the Hellblazer comic continues to find more fans and doesn’t date in the special effects department like so many early and mid-2000s movies already have. There’s no hard rock, pop culture references, or even outdated tech that could age the movie. Director Francis Lawrence created a world of his own in his noir-ish, sometimes hellish vision of Los Angeles. When Constantine was released in 2005, it wasn’t as well-re...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Interview, Australia, Los Angeles, Features, Satan, Mpaa, Francis-Lawrence, John, Dc, Will Smith, Keanu-Reeves, Christ, Warner Brothers, Tyler Perry

‘Muppets Now’ Delivers Bite-Sized Comedy for the YouTube Generation With Mixed Results

Despite successfully bringing back the Muppets on the big screen in 2011, Disney hasn’t really figured out how to make Jim Henson’s beloved characters make their triumphant return to the small screen. Their latest attempt to bring the Muppets to modern audiences comes in the form of Muppets Now, a new Disney+ series comprised of a variety of mini-shows featuring everyone’s favorite Muppet characters running what feels like their own YouTube channels, focusing on cooking, lifestyle, science expe...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Youtube, Disney, Features, Muppets, Manhattan, Seth Rogen, Walt Disney Company, Carol, Joe, Kermit, Pepe

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