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fighting with my family featurette

The marketing for Fighting With My Family isn’t shy pushing the Based On A True Story angle, because that’s the type of feel-good entertainment that gets butts in seats. The Stephen Merchant comedy about wrestler Paige and her rise to fame. A new Fighting With My Family featurette peels back the gauzy biopic curtain to focus on the real true story that inspired the film. Check it out below.

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javier bardem on dune

The cast for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming adaptation of Dune grows in number and attractiveness by the minute, making each new announcement an exciting event for fans of the Frank Herbert novel. But none are as excited as the cast themselves, including Javier Bardem, who spoke of his admiration for Villeneuve and the rest of the impressive cast of Dune, as well as his love for sandworms.

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native son trailer

After a well-received premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Native Son heads to HBO in April. Director Rashid Johnson and writer Suzan-Lori Parks adapt Richard Wright’s acclaimed novel into modern times, with Moonlight‘s Ashton Sanders as a young man coming of age in the south side of Chicago. Ahead of the April premiere on HBO, a new Native Son trailer can be seen below.

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pennywise the story of IT trailer

Before Bill Skarsgård terrified audiences as Pennywise the Clown, there was the great Tim Curry. Curry played Stephen King’s malevolent monster in the 1990 It miniseries, creating an iconic horror character in the process. Now the documentary Pennywise: The Story of It goes behind-the-scenes of that miniseries, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom seem to really hate the ending with the big spider puppet. Watch the Pennywise: The Story of It trailer below.

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Sylvester Stallone superhero

After his Oscar-nominated turn as a down-and-out boxer in the original Rocky, Sylvester Stallone largely spent the next decade cultivating a muscled-up action hero image, competing with Arnold Schwarzenegger at the box office, and generally turning grounded characters like Rocky Balboa and John Rambo into practically unbeatable tough guys on the big screen. In the era before actual superhero movies took hold, Stallone was as close to a cinematic superhero as you could get.

Now, decades later, audiences are getting a full-fledged Sylvester Stallone superhero movie called Samaritan, which is currently being developed at MGM.
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Pop 1280

Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek director whose dark and hilarious period piece The Favourite is currently nominated for 10 Academy Awards, has found his next movie.

Lanthimos will direct Pop. 1280, a film adaptation of author Jim Thompson‘s celebrated 1964 novel of the same name. Read on for details about the story, and why Lanthimos seems like a strong fit for this material. Read More »

Older Movies Streaming

(Welcome to Hidden Streams, a column focused on the best older movies available to stream on your favorite services, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.)

In this edition of Hidden Streams, you’ll find plenty of golden (and not-so-golden) oldies to check out or revisit, including enough giallo films to throw your own mini-marathon, a few iconic Hollywood starlets, and more – and nothing that was released after 1985.

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A Quiet Place 2 John Krasinski

Update: The Hollywood Reporter says Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, the actors who played the children in the first A Quiet Place, are in talks to reprise their roles in the sequel alongside Emily Blunt. Our original article follows, and you can get more updated details below.

After almost a year of talking about how he was just going to return to write the script for A Quiet Place 2John Krasinski is also coming back to direct the sequel to his 2018 horror hit. Plus, a new report says that Emily Blunt is coming back to appear as well. Learn what we know about A Quiet Place 2 below. Read More »

into the spider-verse deleted scene

One of last year’s best films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is swinging onto digital and Blu-ray soon. It brings with it several deleted scenes, including one you can watch below. In the scene, Jake Johnson‘s Peter B. Parker tries once again to offer some heartfelt advice to Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). Peter still hasn’t mastered the whole “mentor” thing yet, but the advice he offers is surprisingly good. Watch the Into the Spider-Verse deleted scene below.

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Star Trek Discovery The Sound of Thunder Review

It’s another Saru-themed episode this week on Star Trek: Discovery! This week’s episode, “The Sound of Thunder,” is all about Saru becoming the savior of his Kelpien race, delivering them from the insidious Great Balance the Baul have instilled over thousands of years.

It’s always great to see Saru, but it’s been especially amazing to see Saru truly come into his own in this episode. In fact, we learned a lot about Saru and the Kelpiens.

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