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The Quarantine Stream: ‘2012’ is the Disaster Movie to End All Disaster Movies

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: 2012 Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: An ancient Mayan prophecy turns out to be true and the world as we know it is coming to an end in the year 2012! Can author-turned-limo driver John Cusack survive and save his family? Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: No filmmaker has destroyed the world more than Roland Emmerich...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Netflix/Streaming Video, 2012, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: No Thoughts, Head Empty, Just Watching Clips of ‘Ghost Stories,’ The Most Outrageous Anime Dub Ever

(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 Series: Ghost Stories (clips) Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: In 2000, the children’s horror anime series Ghost Stories flopped in Japan. It was a series meant to capitalize on the growing J-horror phenomenon at the time, with films like Ringu and Ju-On, by introducing younger audiences to Japanese ghostly folklore through ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Jesus, Ghost Stories, Christian Slater, CBR, ADR, Featured Stories Sidebar, Animax, Steven foster, The Quarantine Stream, Lucan Duran, Greg Ayres Monica Rial Chris Patton


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Save Ralph’ Will Make You Read the Fine Print on Your Cosmetics

(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: Save Ralph Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: Spencer Susser (Hesher) directed this stop-motion short film faux-documentary about a rabbit named Ralph (the voice of Taika Waititi) who is used by humans for cosmetics testing, and the horrors that creatures like him endure because some companies refuse to update their ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Fox, Wes Anderson, Ralph, Taika-Waititi, Tricia Helfer, Short Films, Waititi, Spencer Susser, The Quarantine Stream, Save Ralph, Spencer Susser Hesher, Ralph Will


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Bad Trip’ Has a Surprising Amount of Kindness in the Face of Total Mayhem

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: Bad Trip Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: From one of the guys that brought you Jackass and Bad Grandpa, this hidden camera comedy follows best friends Chris and Bud (Eric André and Lil Rey Howery) as they go on a cross-country road trip to pursue one of their high school sweethearts. Meanwhile, Tiffany Haddish is i...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Netflix, Bud, Eric Andre, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chris, Bad Trip, Andre, Jeff Tremaine, Tiffany Haddish, Howery, Lil Rey Howery, Kitao Sakurai, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Hemingway’ Strives to Deconstruct the Self-Created Myth of Ernest Hemingway

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Hemingway Where You Can Stream It: PBS The Pitch: A six-hour, three-part documentary from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that explores the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Ernest Hemingway is a literary giant. With his terse, minimalist prose he changed the face of American writing, influencing co...
Tags: Movies, Features, Jeff Daniels, Ken Burns, Pbs, Hemingway, Burns, Ernest Hemingway, Daniels, Lynn Novick, Edna O Brien, Novik, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is Surprisingly Sweet for a Cult Musical About a Man-Eating Plant

The Movie: Little Shop of Horrors Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) has a passion for weird plants and his co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene), the former of which gets him in trouble when he discovers an unusual plant during a total eclipse. Naming it Audrey II, the strange plant attracts business for their struggling plant store and earns him Audrey’s affection, until Seymour realizes that the plant craves human blood and eventually, ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Features, Muppets, Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Audrey, Ashman, Rick Moranis, Menken, Moranis, Disney Legends, Netflix/Streaming Video


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Big Night’ Will Make You Hungry For Italian Food (and Thirsty for Stanley Tucci)

(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: Big Night Where You Can Stream It: Paramount+ The Pitch: Stanley Tucci and Tony Shaloub play Secondo and Primo, Italian brothers who moved to the United States to start their own restaurant in a small seaside town. But they’ve fallen on tough times, and with the bank breathing down their necks, a rival restauranteur (played b...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Features, United States, Italy, Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott, Holm, Secondo, Primo, Tucci, Ian Holm, Tony Shaloub, The Quarantine Stream, Big Night


The Quarantine Stream: ‘So I Married an Axe Murderer’ is Criminally Underrated

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: So I Married an Axe Murderer Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime The Pitch: When it comes to love, Charlie Mackenzie has had his share of bad luck: Sherrie was a klepto – Charlie still can’t find his cat. Jill was unemployed, but Charlie knew she really worked for the Mafia. Pam smelled like soup-beef vegetable soup. Good th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Features, Mike-Myers, Austin Powers, Harriet, Wayne, Myers, Charlie, Jill, Anthony LaPaglia, Steven Wright, Alan Arkin, Nancy Travis, Sherrie


The Quarantine Stream: ‘WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn’ is a Fascinating Chronicle of the WeWork Saga

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn Where You Can Stream It: Hulu, starting April 2. The Pitch: A documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of WeWork, a commercial real estate company that inexplicably became valued at billions of dollars – before everything came crashing down. Why It’s Essential Quaranti...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Features, WeWork, Hulu, Elizabeth Holmes, Neumann, Adam Neumann, McKelvey, Netflix/Streaming Video, Miguel McKelvey, Featured Stories Sidebar, Billy McFarland, Jed Rothstein, Rebekah Neumann, Neumann WeWork


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Infernal Affairs’ Should Be Spoken About in the Same Reverent Tones as ‘The Departed’

(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: Infernal Affairs Where You Can Stream It: Paramount+ The Pitch: An undercover police officer (Tony Leung) infiltrates a criminal group. A mole in the police department (Andy Lau) is secretly working for the same gang. In a tense game of cat-and-mouse, the two of them attempt to expose the other at the behest of their separate...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Boston, Features, Scorsese, Martin Sheen, Martin Scorsese, Kelly Chen, CHAN, Damon, Lau, Leung, Netflix/Streaming Video, Andy Lau, Tony Leung, Featured Stories Sidebar


The Quarantine Stream: Before ‘Chernobyl’, There Was ‘The China Syndrome’

(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 China Syndrome Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel The Pitch: A hungry journalist (Jane Fonda) and her freelance cameraman (Michael Douglas) are doing a story about nuclear energy for her California news station. During a tour of the nuclear power plant, they covertly film an accident in progress, and the thrus...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, California, Pennsylvania, Thriller, Sony, Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Adam Mckay, Fonda, Anchorman, Lemmon, Three Mile Island, China Syndrome


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Good Burger’ is Better Than You Remember

(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: Good Burger Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Good Burger follows Kenan Thompson as Dexter Reed, who ends up in a bit of a pickle when he gets in a car accident with his teacher. With no driver’s license and his mother out of town on business, Dexter must get a summer job at the local fast food joint Good Burger. Th...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Kel Mitchell, Good Burger, Ed, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Dexter, Kenan-Thompson, Fast Times, Kenan, Kenan Kel, All That, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal’ Will Make You Angry

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: A documentary about the 2019 college admissions scandal, where the rich and famous spent lots of money to bribe their kids into Ivy League schools. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: In 2019, the college admissions scandal became ...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Time, Features, Netflix, Smith, Felicity Huffman, Chris Smith, Modine, Matthew Modine, Lori Loughlin, Featured Stories Sidebar, Rick Singer, Operation Varsity Blues, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Bombay Rose’ is Sheer Visual Poetry

(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: Bombay Rose Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In the bustling city of Bombay, a young flower seller Kamala is the breadwinner for her younger sister and infirm grandfather. One day, she meets Salim, an orphaned refugee who sells bouquets on the streets and dreams of being a Bollywood hero, and they fall in love. Why...
Tags: Movies, India, Features, Mumbai, Bollywood, Gitanjali Rao, Bombay, Don, Kamala, Salim, Rao, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Cyli Khare, Bombay Rose


The Quarantine Stream: Did You Know Zack Snyder’s First Movie Starred Michael Jordan?

(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: Michael Jordan’s Playground Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video The Pitch: A boy named Walt (Tyrin Turner) does not make it onto his high school basketball team. Disappointed in himself and his performance, he retreats to a local court and berates himself…until NBA superstar Michael Jordan – who, in real life, also di...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Sports, Features, Michael-Jordan, Nba, Jordan, Zach Snyder, Snyder, Zack-Snyder, Walt, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Michael Jordan's Playground, Walt Tyrin Turner


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Paints a Profound Portrait of Pop Stardom

(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: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+ The Pitch: Taking a deeply personal look at the extraordinary singer Billie Eilish, director R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, as the writing and recording of her debut album changes her life and tur...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Billie, Features, Justin Bieber, James Bond, Coachella, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Featured Stories Sidebar, Appletv, R J Cutler, Finneas O Connell, The Quarantine Stream, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, The World's a Little Blurry


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Speed’ is a Perfect Action Movie

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Speed Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: There’s a bomb on a bus and if the bus slows down it’ll explode! Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Is Speed a perfect movie? That’s probably a loaded question, but I’m just going to go ahead and say “Yes, yes it is.” It’s certainly a perfect action movie. And it’s the perfect co...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Speed, Dennis Hopper, Annie, Jack, Lapd, Keanu-Reeves, Joss Whedon, Hopper, Reeves, Sporting, Daniels, Bullock, Netflix/Streaming Video


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Nomadland’ Finds Beauty in the Broken

(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: Nomadland Where You Can Stream It: Hulu The Pitch: Frances McDormand stars as Fern, a woman whose factory job was lost with the recession and whose husband died shortly after. Having nothing tying her down to her sad Midwestern industry town, she packs up and heads west, finding jobs where she can and meeting fellow nomads (m...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, America, Features, Frances Mcdormand, Hulu, Fern, Bob Wells, Netflix/Streaming Video, McDormand, David Strathairn, Featured Stories Sidebar, Chloe Zhao, Nomadland, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: Long Before ‘Justice League’, ‘Grayson’ Featured a Collision of DC Heroes and Villains

(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: Grayson Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: The year is 2002. An aspiring filmmaker named John Fiorella has written a script for a feature film called Grayson, which explores what happens to an adult version of Robin (A.K.A. Dick Grayson) in the aftermath of Batman’s death. The script features a ton of significant cha...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Dc Comics, Features, Batman, Robin, WB, Grayson, Fiorella, Dick Grayson, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, John Fiorella, Robin Cool


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Surf’s Up’ is a Radical Wave of Animated Mockumentary Comedy

(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: Surf’s Up Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Cody, a Rockhopper penguin, journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on beautiful Pen Gu Island. Young Cody is determined to win the most important competition in the world of penguin surfing in honor of “Big Z,” a decea...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Animation, Sony, Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Chris Buck, Zooey Deschanel, Cody, Columbia Pictures, Napoleon Dynamite, Diedrich Bader, Brian Posehn, Surf's Up


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Murder Among the Mormons’ is a True Crime Series That Doesn’t Overstay Its Welcome

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Murder Among the Mormons Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: A docuseries about a series of bombings in Salt Lake City, and their connection to the Latter Day Saint movement. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There are many true crime docuseries these days, and all of them are inexplicably too long. There’s clearly a c...
Tags: Utah, Hbo, Movies, Features, Netflix, Joseph Smith, Salt Lake City, Smith, McDonald, LDS Church, Hoffman, Hofmann, LDS, Mark Hofmann, Martin Harris, Netflix/Streaming Video


The Quarantine Stream: ‘On-Gaku: Our Sound’ is a Fresh, Irreverent, and Totally Bizarre “Putting a Band Together” Movie

(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: On-Gaku: Our Sound Where You Can Stream It: Available on PVOD The Pitch: Three high school delinquents who spend their days playing video games when they’re not casually beating up the gangs from rival schools suddenly decide to start a rock ‘n’ roll band — despite having no skills, no money, and no equipment except for two s...
Tags: Movies, Features, Anime, Ota, Morita, Sakamoto, Kenji, Matsue, Featured Stories Sidebar, Gaku, Haruhi Suzumiya, Ohashi, On-Gaku: Our Sound, The Quarantine Stream, Kenji Iwaisawa, Hiroyuki Ohashi


The Quarantine Stream: Short Film ‘Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa’ is Sad and Infuriating

(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: Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: A 13-minute short which focuses on the workers of abortion helpline in Philadelphia, all of whom go by the name “Lisa” when they’re answering phone calls. Why It’s Essential Viewing: It’s a quick but effective history lesson about the draconian Hyde A...
Tags: Movies, Features, Philadelphia, Lisa, Gwen Moore, Henry Hyde, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Abortion Helpline This is Lisa, Abortion Helpline This


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny’ Rock and Rolls with Musical Madness

(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: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In a fantastical origin story of the comedy rock band known as Tenacious D, musicians JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) begin a friendship that could lead to the formation of the greatest rock band in the world. To make that dream come true, the r...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Features, Broadway, Dave Grohl, Beethoven, New Line, Fred Armisen, Musical, Amy Adams, Jack-Black, Mozart, Bach, Kyle Gass, Featured Stories Sidebar


The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Knick’ is Now on HBO Max, So Stop What You’re Doing and Go Watch It

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: The Knick Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: The life and times of several people connected with a hospital in 1900 New York City. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Knickonly lasted two seasons, but they’re two great seasons that you can binge through in no time. Although maybe you should pace yourself – the serie...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, New York City, Features, Steven Soderbergh, Harriet, The Knick, Chris Sullivan, Cinemax, Knickerbocker Hospital, Soderbergh, Knick, Andre Holland, Algernon, Logan Lucky, Netflix/Streaming Video


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Promare’ is Kaleidoscopic 3D Anime Done Right

(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: Promare Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: In a near future in which a population of people have developed a mutation that gives them pyrokinetic abilities, a group of scrappy fire fighters, led by the enthusiastic but dim-witted Galo, uncover a wide-reaching government conspiracy to suppress and use the pyrokinetic ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Anime, Studio Ghibli, Galo, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Featured Stories Sidebar, Promare, HBO Max, The Quarantine Stream


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned’ Nearly Defies Description

(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: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: Furious at Satan for turning him into a vampire hundreds of years earlier, Dracula plots an elaborate revenge against the devil and steals Satan’s would-be bride from a cult ceremony. Later, an old man in a wheelchair (a descendant of Van Helsing) wi...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Boston, New York City, Features, Anime, Marvel Comics, Bram Stoker, Don, Van Helsing, Dracula, Comic Book/Superhero, Featured Stories Sidebar, Chris Evangelista, The Quarantine Stream, Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Going the Distance’ is R-Rated Romantic Comedy Done Right

(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: Going the Distance Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Erin (Drew Barrymore) and Garrett (Justin Long) strike sparks during a summer fling in New York City but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and Garrett remains behind for his Big Apple job. But after six romantic weeks, neither is sur...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, San Francisco, Features, Drew-Barrymore, Justin-Long, Jason-sudeikis, Warner Brothers, Adam Sandler, Jim Gaffigan, Erin, Barrymore, Garrett, Christina-Applegate


The Quarantine Stream: It’s Time to Admit ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is One of the Best Muppet Movies

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Muppets Most Wanted Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: A direct sequel to The Muppets, but a lot sillier. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: I loved The Muppets, the 2011 movie that essentially rebooted the Muppet franchise and introduced a new Muppet, Walter. After that film – which was funny, and charming, and feature...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Features, Muppets, Tina Fey, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Tom Hiddleston, Malibu, Kermit, Saoirse Ronan, Ray Liotta, Dominic, Constantine, Danny Trejo, Jason Segel


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Alice in Borderland’ is a Twisty Japanese Thriller With Plenty of Puzzles and Exploding Heads

(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 Series: Alice in Borderland Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: What if Battle Royale and Saw had a sick, twisted baby that that puts its characters through a series of manipulative, tortuous games — usually with a high body and splatter count? Why It’s Essential Viewing: Based on the manga of the same name by Haro Aso, Alic...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Tokyo, Rube Goldberg, Alice, Shibuya, Usagi, Battle Royale, Netflix/Streaming Video, Arisu, Borderland, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Alice in Borderland