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Now Stream This: ‘The Farewell’, ‘Serpico’, ‘Honey Boy’, ‘Killer Joe’, ‘Horse Girl’, 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.) Looking for something to stream right now? Good, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got everything here! Well, not everything, that would be impossible. But there are a lot of great titles available to watch right this now – they’re only a streaming service away. These are the best movies streaming right now. The Best Movies Streaming Right ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin, China, Features, Danny Boyle, Ghost, Seth Rogen, Michael Fassbender, Whoopi Goldberg, Hulu, Cate Blanchett

Revisiting ‘Halloweentown’, Disney’s Answer to Harry Potter

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) There are few movies that manage to draw you into their world as instantly as the Harry Potter movies (stay with me here). Their themes of wanting a place to belong and wishing you were part of something magical, and their awe-inspiring wizarding world made millions of kids and grown-ups alike wish they could receive their Hogwarts letter one day. Of course, wh...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Disney, Features, Debbie Reynolds, Harry Potter, Harry, Bette Midler, Disney Channel, Benny, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts, Dumbledore, Mary Poppins, Hieronymus Bosch, St Helens Oregon

In Honor of Black History Month, a Look at Black Directors Who Made History

In 2019, the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative reported that 2018 was a historic year for black filmmakers, noting a “record high when it came to hiring black directors.” The report reflected a significant change, showing the push for diversity both behind and in front of the camera. Though the numbers are increasing, the report also […]
Tags: News, Features, Spike Lee, Steve McQueen, Ava Duvernay, Black History Month, Julie Dash, Oscar Micheaux, John Singleton, Barry Jenkins, Victoria Mahoney, USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

‘Altered Carbon’ Star Anthony Mackie, Showrunner Break Down ‘Shakespearean’ Season 2

SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not yet watched Season 2 of “Altered Carbon,” streaming now on Netflix. “Altered Carbon” Season 2 sees Anthony Mackie take over the role of Takashi Kovacs, the so-called Last Envoy. In the new season, Kovacs is on an intergalactic hunt for revolutionary leader Quellcrist Falconer (Renée […]
Tags: News, Features, Netflix, Altered Carbon, Kovacs, Anthony Mackie, Alison Schapker, Netflix Altered Carbon Season, Takashi Kovacs, Quellcrist Falconer Renée

Exploring the Legacy of Former Disney CEO Bob Iger and How the Company Changed Under His Watch

Robert Iger served as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company for just under 15 years. It’s hard to emphasize exactly how massive an impact Iger made in his tenure at Disney, one which concluded quite abruptly on Tuesday, when he announced   that he would immediately transition into a new role as executive chairman before stepping down permanently in 2021. An air of mystery surrounded the announcement, because while Iger’s contract was up at the end of next year, there was little expectation that...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Steve Jobs, Disney, Features, Fox, United States, Sony, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios, Bob, North America, Pixar, Disneyland, Lucasfilm

How HGTV Maintains Its Grip on Comfort Television by Constantly Evolving

When David Bromstad, the host of HGTV’s “My Lottery Dream Home,” won that network’s reality series “Design Star” in 2006, the network was a very different place. “Coming in through a reality show, I was just at the start of the big changes that were happening,” he recalls. “When HGTV started, there were still crafts […]
Tags: Features, Hgtv, Property Brothers, Flip Or Flop, A Very Brady Renovation, David Bromstad

‘The Magicians’ Raises More Questions Than Answers With “Garden Variety Homicide,” But That’s Okay

The Dark King’s gotta go. That’s what the gang in Fillory decide at the beginning of “Garden Variety Homicide,” this week’s latest installment of The Magicians. One member of the gang, however, is more conflicted about the planned assassination than the others. I’m talking, of course, about Eliot, who has gone and caught feelings for Seb (AKA the Dark King) and now can’t handle the thought of killing him. To make matters worse, the gang agrees that Eliot is the one best positioned to perso...
Tags: Movies, The Magicians, Features, Alice, Josh, Charlton, Julia, Margo, Quentin, SEB, Eliot, Brakebills, Bax, Alice Alice, Stella Maeve, Chatwin

The United States has a colossal e-waste problem. This is why

We're not just bad at recycling it. The whole system is broken.
Tags: Trends, Features, United States, Recycling, E-waste, Waste, Emerging Tech, Computer Recycling, Electronics Recycling

Let’s Talk About ‘The Lodge’, the Cruelest and Most Effective Horror Movie of 2020

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything.) This article contains major spoilers for The Lodge. It also contains discussion of self-harm. Horror movies often rely on physical violence and cruelty to horrify their audiences. That’s fair; we all have bodies, and we’re afraid of them getting damaged. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala’s The Lodge, however, isn’t particularly violent. It isn’t particularly bloody. There a...
Tags: Movies, Features, Aiden, Mia, Richard, Mom, Grace, Alicia Silverstone, Laura, Franz, Lodge, Fiala, Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Soapbox

‘I Am Not Okay With This’ Co-Creator on ‘Carrie’ Inspiration, Powers as ‘Creative Metaphor’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “I Am Not Okay With This,” streaming now on Netflix. A teenage girl, seemingly in shock, walks down a dark, desolate street wearing a dress covered in blood, with police sirens wailing in the background. “Dear Diary,” her voiceover comes in, a few seconds […]
Tags: News, Features, Netflix, Carrie, Christy Hall, I am not okay with this

How New Buyers and Hits Like ‘The Masked Singer’ Revived the Reality TV Marketplace

If you’re looking to make a killing in television, unscripted might not be your thing. Margins are tight, huge hits can be infrequent and accolades are often rare. But now, for the first time in several years, a new wave of optimism is sweeping over the reality TV business. More buyers are in the marketplace as […]
Tags: Amazon, The Bachelor, Features, Netflix, The Voice, Live PD, Queer Eye, Tiktok, Quibi, The Masked Singer

The Bob Chapek FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s New CEO

Well, after years of talking about it, Robert Iger has finally made it official: he’s stepped down as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company, and is being succeeded by Bob Chapek, effective immediately. This executive transition has understandably raised a lot of questions, both from the Disney diehards online and any of you who just might like an occasional animated film. So let’s break it down as best we can, based on what we know so far. Is Bob Iger Finished at Disney? Technically, n...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, United States, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Bob, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Robert Iger, Bob Iger, Disney/Pixar, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Jay Rasulo, Chapek

‘A Place Further Than the Universe’ is an Anime That Will Melt Your Heart and Inspire You to Do Something With Your Life

(Welcome to  Ani-time Ani-where , a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.) So far in this column, we’ve explored some of the more genre-heavy shows anime has to offer. But the beauty of this medium is its malleability. A nimation is still largely considered family-oriented in the West, but in the rest of the world, animated stories set in an alternate world with man-eating giants can be as successful as a slice-of-life drama. Let’s...
Tags: Movies, Singapore, Earth, Features, West, Antarctica, Tokyo, Anime, Ani, Mari, Cardcaptor Sakura, Thelma Louise, Featured Stories Sidebar, A Place Further Than The Universe, Shirase, Studio Madhouse

How Disney Veteran Bob Chapek Emerged From Dark-Horse Status to Take CEO Job

When the final act came in the corporate succession drama that has captivated Hollywood for years, it turned out that Bob Chapek was the logical candidate who was hiding in plain sight the whole time. The news that Chapek would succeed Bob Iger as CEO of the Walt Disney Co. hit the entertainment industry like […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Disney, Features, Walt Disney Co, Bob Iger, Bob Chapek, Chapek

Harvey Weinstein Is Behind Bars, but Has the Culture in Hollywood Really Changed?

Two years ago, as Harvey Weinstein’s company was on the brink of bankruptcy, his lawyer issued a statement blasting the New York attorney general, who had accused the beleaguered mogul of fostering a culture of systemic sexual harassment. “If the purpose of the inquiry is to encourage reform throughout the film industry, Mr. Weinstein will […]
Tags: New York, Hollywood, News, Features, Harvey Weinstein, Weinstein, MeToo

Huawei Mate Xs vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: The weigh-in

Which massive foldable phone is worth raiding your billfold for?
Tags: Samsung, Features, Huawei

‘Birds of Prey’ Composer Daniel Pemberton on Scoring a Roller Skating Action Scene and Writing Music Worthy of Harley Quinn [Interview]

English composer Daniel Pemberton is as wildly diverse and entertaining as Harley Quinn herself. He is a multi Golden Globe, Emmy and Bafta Award-nominated composer who has worked with some of the most renowned names in the industry such as Darren Aronofsky ( One Strange Rock) , Ridley Scott ( All The Money in The World, The Counsellor ), Guy Ritchie (T he Man From UNCLE, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword ), and Danny Boyle ( Yesterday, Steve Jobs ). Pemberton received cri...
Tags: London, Movies, Interviews, Features, Britain, James Bond, Danny Boyle, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Darren Aronofsky, Bond, Jeremy Deller, Guy Ritchie, Ennio Morricone, Harley, Bruce

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: “50% Off” Starts Putting the Pieces Together

Last season of Better Call Saul was just as good as it’s ever been, but there was a slight issue: The world of Jimmy McGill very rarely intersected with the world inhabited by Mike, Gus, and Nacho. In many ways, it felt like two different (very good) shows. Now, as Saul moves towards its endgame, the series appears to be slowly moving its players closer together – something that’s bound to upend the world of Jimmy McGill. Gus, Nacho, and Lalo As “50% Off” begins, we jump back to a moment f...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Movies, Features, PBR, Kim, Ada, Nacho, Martin Scorsese, Howard, Mike, Gus, Jesse, Jimmy, Saul, Domingo, Walt

Volta: Cirque Du Soleil’s Latest Blends Themes of Self-Discovery with Street Sports

Blending themes of loneliness, isolation and self-discovery with the magnetic culture of street sports, Cirque du Soleil’s latest iteration, “Volta,” is an eye-popping and psychically soothing spiritual journey experienced through a prism of jaw-dropping acrobatics and aerodynamics that leave one gasping for breath. The Montreal-based entertainment company has produced a steady string of awe-inspiring shows […]
Tags: Features, Montreal, Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Volta

What You Need to Know Before Watching ‘My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising’

There’s no denying the power and popularity of superheroes today. While Marvel is dominating the superhero market in the US, there’s another superhero juggernaut that has dominated the animation landscape for the past couple of years and is well worth your time. I’m referring to My Hero Academia , the uber-popular manga and anime franchise created by Kohei Horikoshi .  The manga is so popular it is constantly topping the graphic novel sales charts in the US , and the anime has been runn...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, US, Features, Harry Potter, Anime, Shigaraki, My Hero Academia, Featured Stories Sidebar, Todoroki, Midoriya, Bakugo, Kohei Horikoshi, Midoriya Izuku, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising

Why should the Scottish woodlands be protected?

Although Scotland is more heavily forested than England or Wales, much of its woodlands have been lost to logging, urban sprawl and climate change. Initiatives to reverse deforestation have been underway to contribute more trees, protect woodlands and ensure the ecology, sustainability and longevity of Scotland’s forest resources. Why has reforestation become important in recent years? Last summer, a YouGov poll found that the environment is now viewed as the third most critical public issue, g...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Design, Wales, Climate Change, Scotland, Environment, Trees, Earth, Bbc, Features, Atlantic, Britain, Conservation, United Kingdom

The 30 best Nintendo Switch games

UPDATED: Two Point Hospital is called from the waiting room
Tags: Features, Nintendo

Ava DuVernay on Exploring the Romantic ‘Magic of Average Days’ With ‘Cherish the Day’

Ava DuVernay was suffering from anthology envy. The prolific producer, whose new OWN series “Cherish the Day” is three episodes into its first season, jokingly says she decided to explore the format for the first time out of jealousy of Ryan Murphy, who has used it to such great effect with “American Horror Story” and […]
Tags: News, Own, Features, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, Cicely Tyson, Cherish the Day

‘The Invisible Man’ Review: Elisabeth Moss is Incredible in Leigh Whannell’s Scary, Timely Horror Update

Is this the first real horror movie of the #MeToo era? Leigh Whannell‘s nerve-jangling The Invisible Man bears almost no resemblance to the 1933 Universal pic starring Claude Rains, nor does it take much from the original H. G. Wells novel of the same name. About the only thing Whannell’s modern-day update has in common with those titles is that it involves a dangerous, and invisible, man. But with that basic set-up, Whannell has crafted a surprisingly timely tale of an abused, terrified woman ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Features, Movie Reviews, David Cronenberg, Sydney, Adaptation, Leigh-Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Remakes, Adrian, James, Moss, Wells, Cecilia

What Are the Chances ‘I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer’ Hooks Viewers With Fun?

(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 go digging for secrets with a hook.) Ah, the ’90s. The decade that brought us Beanie Babies and Limp Bizkit also saw a rebirth of sorts for big-screen slashers. After withering away throughout the 80s the genre got a major boost with the arrival of Wes Craven’s Scream (1996) which delivered memorable kills with style, wit, and a hot cast of hot young...
Tags: Movies, Colorado, Boston, Features, Limp Bizkit, North Carolina, Jack, East Coast, Will, White, Ben, Julie, Mekhi Phifer, Gorton, Kevin Williamson, Wes Craven

Huawei MatePad Pro 5G vs Apple iPad Pro: The weigh-in

Can the latest (and greatest?) iPad knockoff top the real deal?
Tags: Features, Huawei

Video: We Hacked ‘Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run’ And Experienced A Secret Chewbacca Mode

The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run ride has been open in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for nearly 9 months now, but it has only been recently discovered that the attraction has some secret unlock-able alternate modes. Below, learn about Chewbacca mode (or otherwise called the Wookiee mode or Chewbacca hack), a new way of riding the attraction that is only available if you know the secret code. It’s not uncommon for game developers to hide hidden alternate modes or Easter eggs in video games...
Tags: Movies, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Chewbacca, Video Blog, Hondo, Hando, Fandom, Disney/Pixar, Featured Stories Sidebar, Wookiee, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Hondo Ohnaka

‘Doctor Who’ Upgrades Its Mysteries in the Action-Packed ‘Ascension of the Cybermen’

In a series that so frequently contradicts and corrects itself like Doctor Who, can there be any such thing as canon? Even the question of character development is up in the air, as a time-traveling protagonist who has been on and off the air for upwards of 50 years can only change so much before the story becomes untenable. All of this is leading up to me saying I’m intrigued by whatever showrunner Chris Chibnall is building up to in the penultimate episode of Doctor Who season 12. Because, de...
Tags: Television, Movies, Time, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, Features, Ireland, Graham, Bbc America, Brendan, Ryan, Donna, Chris Chibnall, Whittaker, Time Lords

How Directing ‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’ Gave Caity Lotz More ‘Empathy’

Last year, in addition to starring in the CW’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” Caity Lotz participated in the 2019 Warner Bros. Television Group Directors’ Workshop. All of the graduates of that program went on to receive offers to direct episodes of Warner Bros.-produced series; Lotz, perhaps naturally, received an offer to direct her own show. […]
Tags: News, Features, Warner Bros, Cw, Dc’s Legends Of Tomorrow, Lotz, Caity Lotz, Warner Bros Television Group, WBTVG Directors' Workshop