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Superhero Bits: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Bathroom Breaks, ‘Pennyworth’ Sneak Peek & More

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Why wasn’t Tom Holland at the Avengers: Endgame premiere? How did Letitia Wright find out Shuri was taken out after the snap in Avengers: Infinity War? What happens when you Google “Thanos” and then use the Infinity Gauntlet? Is there a good time to go to the bathroom during Avengers: Endgame? Want to get another sneak peek at the upcoming Pennyworth series on Epix? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

With a Ninth Circle attack on the way, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper to help them in the next episode of Arrow.

As if there was any doubt, Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll says there are no talks of the show being revived.

Watch a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War cut in the style of the first teaser trailer for the new Joker movie.

Batwoman‘s executive producer Sarah Schechte talked about how they approached not having Batman in it.

Here’s a new 30-second tease announcing the forthcoming arrival of the Batman prequel series Pennyworth.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame debuted in China with a record-breaking $107.2 million opening day gross.

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Here’s an Avengers: Endgame poster created by artist Paul Ainsworth before sneak preview screenings begin.

Tom Holland didn’t make it to the Avengers: Endgame premiere because he’s too busy with other projects.

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Superhero Bits: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Bathroom Breaks, ‘Pennyworth’ Sneak Peek & More

Avengers Endgame Poster

Why wasn’t Tom Holland at the Avengers: Endgame premiere? How did Letitia Wright find out Shuri was taken out after the snap in Avengers: Infinity War? What happens when you Google “Thanos” and then use the Infinity Gauntlet? Is there a good time to go to the bathroom during Avengers: Endgame? Want to get another sneak peek at the upcoming Pennyworth series on Epix? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

With a Ninth Circle attack on the way, Team Arrow calls Roy Harper to help them in the next episode of Arrow.

As if there was any doubt, Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll says there are no talks of the show being revived.

Watch a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War cut in the style of the first teaser trailer for the new Joker movie.

Batwoman‘s executive producer Sarah Schechte talked about how they approached not having Batman in it.

Here’s a new 30-second tease announcing the forthcoming arrival of the Batman prequel series Pennyworth.

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame debuted in China with a record-breaking $107.2 million opening day gross.

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Here’s an Avengers: Endgame poster created by artist Paul Ainsworth before sneak preview screenings begin.

Tom Holland didn’t make it to the Avengers: Endgame premiere because he’s too busy with other projects.

Continue Reading Superhero Bits

Due to the amount of graphics and images included in Superhero Bits, we have to split this post over THREE pages. Click the link above to continue to the next page of Superhero Bits.

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‘Saving Private Ryan’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate Anniversary of D-Day

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One of Steven Spielberg‘s biggest achievements, Saving Private Ryan, will return to theaters to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Spielberg’s 1998 World War II movie earned widespread acclaim, and won the filmmaker an Academy Award for Best Director. Fathom Events will bring the movie back to theaters for two days in June.

On June 2 and June 5, Fathom Events will bring Saving Private Ryan back to the big screen. Per Forbes, the movie will play 600 theaters nationwide, screening at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on both days. This falls in line with the 75th anniversary of the June, 1944 D-Day invasion. D-Day is vividly, and graphically, recreated in a lengthy opening scene in Saving Private Ryan, in which Tom Hanks and other soldiers dodge bullets, blood spray, shrapnel and more. It’s a harrowing sequence, and a major technical milestone for Spielberg. With these opening minutes alone, Spielberg almost immediately cemented that Private Ryan would go on to become something of a modern-day classic.

“It’s easy to point out a couple of shots that are obviously very graphic, but it’s the accumulation of the sequence on Omaha Beach that’s supposed to help the audience understand the physical experience of combat,” Spielberg said in an interview with Roger Ebert. “I didn’t want to do something I’ve done with many of my other movies – allowing the audience to be spectators. Here I wanted to bring the audience onto the stage with me and demand them to be participants with those kids who had never seen combat before in real life, and get to the top of Omaha Beach together.”

In Saving Private Ryan, “Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.”

Seeing Saving Private Ryan on the big screen again might be a must-attend affair, simply to experience the stunning visuals and impeccable sound design Spielberg and company employed to fully immerse viewers in the world of the movie. Then again, Fathom Events aren’t exactly known for the highest quality presentations. Hopefully there are protocols in place to make sure the big screen return is presented properly.

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‘Chambers’ Featurette Takes You Inside the Story of Netflix’s New Horror Series

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Netflix has a creepy new show dropping this week: Chambers, starring Uma Thurman. The series follows a young woman who is the recipient of a heart transplant. Rather than just accept her new live-saving operation, the young woman becomes obsessed with trying to find out who the heart came from. The more she digs, however, the more she begins to realize this probably isn’t the best idea. The Chambers featurette below delves into the story.

Chambers Featurette

It’s hard to keep track of all the Netflix originals that drop seemingly every day, but Chambers looks interesting. In the series, a 17-year-old girl named Sasha has a heart attack, and ends up receiving a heart transplant from a rich, suburban family. After the surgery, Sasha begins having vision about Becky, the girl who’s heart she received.

Netflix assures you that the series is “guaranteed to give you nightmares”, which is a pretty big boast there, Netflix. In the featurette above, Chambers cast members Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and Sivan Alyra Rose, along with showrunner Leah Rachel, offer some insight into the show. Everyone involved here promises that the series gets crazier and crazier as the story progresses, and that there’s going to be plenty of supernatural stuff to deal with. I’m sold. This clearly looks like it’s being marketed towards teens, but it also appears to have some gore and weirdness. Plus: Uma Thurman! Here’s the synopsis:

A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.

Previously, creator Rachel offered this description of the series:

“Taking place in a mystic, New Age pocket of Arizona, Chambers is a psychological horror story that explores the different ways we metabolize trauma. But what starts out as a grounded human story eventually pivots into something far more strange and fucked up than you were expecting.”

Chambers premieres on Netflix April 26, 2019. So if you don’t feel like going out to the movies to see Avengers: Endgame with everyone else, perhaps you can stay in and stream this instead.

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‘Chambers’ Featurette Takes You Inside the Story of Netflix’s New Horror Series

chambers featurette

Netflix has a creepy new show dropping this week: Chambers, starring Uma Thurman. The series follows a young woman who is the recipient of a heart transplant. Rather than just accept her new live-saving operation, the young woman becomes obsessed with trying to find out who the heart came from. The more she digs, however, the more she begins to realize this probably isn’t the best idea. The Chambers featurette below delves into the story.

Chambers Featurette

It’s hard to keep track of all the Netflix originals that drop seemingly every day, but Chambers looks interesting. In the series, a 17-year-old girl named Sasha has a heart attack, and ends up receiving a heart transplant from a rich, suburban family. After the surgery, Sasha begins having vision about Becky, the girl who’s heart she received.

Netflix assures you that the series is “guaranteed to give you nightmares”, which is a pretty big boast there, Netflix. In the featurette above, Chambers cast members Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn and Sivan Alyra Rose, along with showrunner Leah Rachel, offer some insight into the show. Everyone involved here promises that the series gets crazier and crazier as the story progresses, and that there’s going to be plenty of supernatural stuff to deal with. I’m sold. This clearly looks like it’s being marketed towards teens, but it also appears to have some gore and weirdness. Plus: Uma Thurman! Here’s the synopsis:

A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.

Previously, creator Rachel offered this description of the series:

“Taking place in a mystic, New Age pocket of Arizona, Chambers is a psychological horror story that explores the different ways we metabolize trauma. But what starts out as a grounded human story eventually pivots into something far more strange and fucked up than you were expecting.”

Chambers premieres on Netflix April 26, 2019. So if you don’t feel like going out to the movies to see Avengers: Endgame with everyone else, perhaps you can stay in and stream this instead.

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The Best TV Shows and Movies Leaving Netflix in May 2019

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Summer is right around the corner, which means it’s time to say hello to warmer weather, and goodbye to a few movies on Netflix. If you have any of the following films in your queue, and have yet to get around to watching them, you might want to carve out some time. These are best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in May 2019.

Movies Leaving Netflix In May 2019

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Michel Gondry still hasn’t been able to top Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, his incredible 2004 film that teamed him with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Jim Carrey undergoes a procedure to have his ex, Kate Winslet, removed from his memory. This sends Carrey through a dream-like trip through the past, and makes him realize that no matter how heartbroken he may be, he doesn’t want to lose his memories – good or bad. But it might be too late. Trippy, romantic and imaginative, this remains an altogether wonderful film. Catch it before it’s erased from Netflix’s memory.

 

Jaws 2

All of the Jaws movies are currently streaming on Netflix, but all of them will swim off into the sunset in May. Why then, you may be wondering, am I highlighting Jaws 2 and not Jaws? Let’s be honest: you’ve already seen Jaws. In fact, I’m willing to wager you’ve seen Jaws dozens, if not hundreds, of times. I know I have. But you may not have watched Jaws 2 as often. And it’s worth a watch. Is it as good as the first film? Oh, heavens no. But it’s a lot of fun. Jaws 2 is like an ’80s slasher movie – where the slasher is a shark. A bunch of dumb teens go out on the water, and proceed to get picked-off by a new shark. And in true slasher movie fashion, the shark has a scarred-up face. And Roy Scheider is back too, once again trying to warn everyone. And once again, no one listens.

 

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up for this sleazy, trashy horror-comedy about vampires at a strip club. That’s really all you need to know. Oh, and George Clooney is there, too! There’s lots of gore, lots of pulpy dialogue, and almost no common sense. These are all positives, I assure you.

 

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

One of the better early ’90s slashers, I Know What You Did Last Summer has a bunch of youths dealing with the repercussions of a terrible crime they once committed. A killer in a slicker with a hook is out there, slicing and dicing. What sets this apart from most other slashers is that the potential victims are being targeted for a specific reason – not just because they’re in the way of some random killer. Plus: dig that soundtrack!

 

Watchmen

I’m not the biggest fan of Zack Snyder‘s Watchmen, but I know many are, so here’s your warning: the movie is about to leave Netflix. To be fair, I think Snyder did about the best job he could with this material, even though some of his choices raise an eyebrow or two. Still, the movie, a dark deconstruction of the superhero mythos, has its moments. And like most Snyder movies, it looks pretty cool.

 

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Sequel Bits: ‘The Conjuring 3’, ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Sing 2’, ‘The Croods 2’, ‘Trolls’ & More

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sing 2 and The Croods 2 get new release dates
  • Get hyped for The Conjuring 3 with new promo art
  • Travis Knight talks about the ending of Bumblebee
  • Trolls is hitting the road with a live show
  • All that and more.

The Croods 2

First up, if you’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming animated sequels to Illumination Entertainment’s Sing and DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, Deadline says you’ll be waiting a little bit longer.

First, Sing 2 has been bumped from a December 2020 opening to a new summer release date of July 2, 2021. The sequel will bring back Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly from the original movie as the animal singers Buster, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, Johnny and Ash prepare for a bigger stage, leaving the Moon Theater behind for the big city.

And The Croods 2 will be moving into the vacated December 23, 2020 release date, leaving behind the previously set September 2020 opening. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke are reprising their roles as the titular caveman family while Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage have joined the cast as part of another family.

Trolls Comc-Con Panel

If that’s not enough of animation news for you, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up with VStar Entertainment Group to take a Trolls live show on tour across 60 cities.

Deadline reports Trolls Live! will have “singing, dancing and glitter-filled celebration that only the Trolls can bring.” The show will have its own original story following Poppy and Branch as they enlist the help of Biggie and Mr. Dinkles, Satin and Chenille, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Smidge, Guy Diamond and Fuzzbert when the beloved tradition of Hug Time is threatened. It’s all in support of the upcoming animated sequel Trolls World Tour arriving in 2020, and the spin-off animated series Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

Trolls may be computer animated, but the show will use a combination of scenic projection, puppetry, media technology and special effects and interactive surprises, so your kids will lose their goddamn minds. The show begins touring sometime later this year.

bumblebee movie

Bumblebee may not have been as big of a box office hit as Paramount Pictures was hoping, but the Transformers spin-off did deliver the most satisfying entry in the franchise since the original movie debuted in 2007. But the ending resulted in the camaraderie between the titular Autobot and his teenage friend Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) seemingly coming to an end. Will they end up reuniting in the sequel, or will this just allow Bumblebee to have a new adventure with someone else?

Director Travis Knight talked about why he felt having Charlie and Bee go their separate ways was necessary to have a story that had a beginning, middle and end, though he doesn’t rule out the possibility of them seeing each other again. Knight told ComicBook.com:

“I’m sure a creative mind could come up with a way to bring them back together, but it was always incredibly important to me that this film, even though it sits within a larger context of mythology and comics and cartoons and films, that this film be self contained that it lives on its own. That it had a beginning, it had a middle and an end and it had proper resolution. And so as I was charting the relationship between these two character there was no other way for it to end. It had to end with them parting. It’s about one of those relationships, one of those life changing relationships that where someone comes into your orbit and fundamentally changes your trajectory moving forward. And it was, he has his mission to do and he has to go do it and she has her life and she has to live and she has to go live it. And they change each others lives, but then they had to part and that was the story that I was telling. And so even though I love seeing them together, and I was sad when they had to part as well. It was critical for what this movie was.”

Even though Gotham is coming to an end, another Batman prequel series is just beginning. This time, we’re flashing back to the younger days of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in the aptly named series Pennyworth.

Jack Bannon plays the title role in the series set in 1960s London, when Alfred Pennyworth was a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne. The rest of the cast includes Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.

Pennyworth debuts on Epix starting July 28, 2019.

Finally, director Michael Chaves took to his website to post this official title artwork from The Conjuring 3. Along with the image, he also posted this quote from Ed Warren:

“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”

The Conjuring 3 has been said to focus on a man on trial for a murderwho claims that he was possessed by a demon and didn’t willingly commit the crime. Obviously, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) will be needed to work on the case.

The Conjuring 3 arrives next fall on September 11, 2020.

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Sequel Bits: ‘The Conjuring 3’, ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Sing 2’, ‘The Croods 2’, ‘Trolls’ & More

The Conjuring 3 Logo

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sing 2 and The Croods 2 get new release dates
  • Get hyped for The Conjuring 3 with new promo art
  • Travis Knight talks about the ending of Bumblebee
  • Trolls is hitting the road with a live show
  • All that and more.

The Croods 2

First up, if you’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming animated sequels to Illumination Entertainment’s Sing and DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, Deadline says you’ll be waiting a little bit longer.

First, Sing 2 has been bumped from a December 2020 opening to a new summer release date of July 2, 2021. The sequel will bring back Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly from the original movie as the animal singers Buster, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, Johnny and Ash prepare for a bigger stage, leaving the Moon Theater behind for the big city.

And The Croods 2 will be moving into the vacated December 23, 2020 release date, leaving behind the previously set September 2020 opening. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke are reprising their roles as the titular caveman family while Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage have joined the cast as part of another family.

Trolls Comc-Con Panel

If that’s not enough of animation news for you, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up with VStar Entertainment Group to take a Trolls live show on tour across 60 cities.

Deadline reports Trolls Live! will have “singing, dancing and glitter-filled celebration that only the Trolls can bring.” The show will have its own original story following Poppy and Branch as they enlist the help of Biggie and Mr. Dinkles, Satin and Chenille, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Smidge, Guy Diamond and Fuzzbert when the beloved tradition of Hug Time is threatened. It’s all in support of the upcoming animated sequel Trolls World Tour arriving in 2020, and the spin-off animated series Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

Trolls may be computer animated, but the show will use a combination of scenic projection, puppetry, media technology and special effects and interactive surprises, so your kids will lose their goddamn minds. The show begins touring sometime later this year.

bumblebee movie

Bumblebee may not have been as big of a box office hit as Paramount Pictures was hoping, but the Transformers spin-off did deliver the most satisfying entry in the franchise since the original movie debuted in 2007. But the ending resulted in the camaraderie between the titular Autobot and his teenage friend Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) seemingly coming to an end. Will they end up reuniting in the sequel, or will this just allow Bumblebee to have a new adventure with someone else?

Director Travis Knight talked about why he felt having Charlie and Bee go their separate ways was necessary to have a story that had a beginning, middle and end, though he doesn’t rule out the possibility of them seeing each other again. Knight told ComicBook.com:

“I’m sure a creative mind could come up with a way to bring them back together, but it was always incredibly important to me that this film, even though it sits within a larger context of mythology and comics and cartoons and films, that this film be self contained that it lives on its own. That it had a beginning, it had a middle and an end and it had proper resolution. And so as I was charting the relationship between these two character there was no other way for it to end. It had to end with them parting. It’s about one of those relationships, one of those life changing relationships that where someone comes into your orbit and fundamentally changes your trajectory moving forward. And it was, he has his mission to do and he has to go do it and she has her life and she has to live and she has to go live it. And they change each others lives, but then they had to part and that was the story that I was telling. And so even though I love seeing them together, and I was sad when they had to part as well. It was critical for what this movie was.”

Even though Gotham is coming to an end, another Batman prequel series is just beginning. This time, we’re flashing back to the younger days of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in the aptly named series Pennyworth.

Jack Bannon plays the title role in the series set in 1960s London, when Alfred Pennyworth was a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne. The rest of the cast includes Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.

Pennyworth debuts on Epix starting July 28, 2019.

Finally, director Michael Chaves took to his website to post this official title artwork from The Conjuring 3. Along with the image, he also posted this quote from Ed Warren:

“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”

The Conjuring 3 has been said to focus on a man on trial for a murderwho claims that he was possessed by a demon and didn’t willingly commit the crime. Obviously, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) will be needed to work on the case.

The Conjuring 3 arrives next fall on September 11, 2020.

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Sequel Bits: ‘The Conjuring 3’, ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Sing 2’, ‘The Croods 2’, ‘Trolls’ & More

The Conjuring 3 Logo

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sing 2 and The Croods 2 get new release dates
  • Get hyped for The Conjuring 3 with new promo art
  • Travis Knight talks about the ending of Bumblebee
  • Trolls is hitting the road with a live show
  • All that and more.

The Croods 2

First up, if you’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming animated sequels to Illumination Entertainment’s Sing and DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods, Deadline says you’ll be waiting a little bit longer.

First, Sing 2 has been bumped from a December 2020 opening to a new summer release date of July 2, 2021. The sequel will bring back Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll and Tori Kelly from the original movie as the animal singers Buster, Meena, Rosita, Gunter, Johnny and Ash prepare for a bigger stage, leaving the Moon Theater behind for the big city.

And The Croods 2 will be moving into the vacated December 23, 2020 release date, leaving behind the previously set September 2020 opening. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke are reprising their roles as the titular caveman family while Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage have joined the cast as part of another family.

Trolls Comc-Con Panel

If that’s not enough of animation news for you, Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up with VStar Entertainment Group to take a Trolls live show on tour across 60 cities.

Deadline reports Trolls Live! will have “singing, dancing and glitter-filled celebration that only the Trolls can bring.” The show will have its own original story following Poppy and Branch as they enlist the help of Biggie and Mr. Dinkles, Satin and Chenille, Cooper, Cloud Guy, Smidge, Guy Diamond and Fuzzbert when the beloved tradition of Hug Time is threatened. It’s all in support of the upcoming animated sequel Trolls World Tour arriving in 2020, and the spin-off animated series Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

Trolls may be computer animated, but the show will use a combination of scenic projection, puppetry, media technology and special effects and interactive surprises, so your kids will lose their goddamn minds. The show begins touring sometime later this year.

bumblebee movie

Bumblebee may not have been as big of a box office hit as Paramount Pictures was hoping, but the Transformers spin-off did deliver the most satisfying entry in the franchise since the original movie debuted in 2007. But the ending resulted in the camaraderie between the titular Autobot and his teenage friend Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) seemingly coming to an end. Will they end up reuniting in the sequel, or will this just allow Bumblebee to have a new adventure with someone else?

Director Travis Knight talked about why he felt having Charlie and Bee go their separate ways was necessary to have a story that had a beginning, middle and end, though he doesn’t rule out the possibility of them seeing each other again. Knight told ComicBook.com:

“I’m sure a creative mind could come up with a way to bring them back together, but it was always incredibly important to me that this film, even though it sits within a larger context of mythology and comics and cartoons and films, that this film be self contained that it lives on its own. That it had a beginning, it had a middle and an end and it had proper resolution. And so as I was charting the relationship between these two character there was no other way for it to end. It had to end with them parting. It’s about one of those relationships, one of those life changing relationships that where someone comes into your orbit and fundamentally changes your trajectory moving forward. And it was, he has his mission to do and he has to go do it and she has her life and she has to live and she has to go live it. And they change each others lives, but then they had to part and that was the story that I was telling. And so even though I love seeing them together, and I was sad when they had to part as well. It was critical for what this movie was.”

Even though Gotham is coming to an end, another Batman prequel series is just beginning. This time, we’re flashing back to the younger days of Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in the aptly named series Pennyworth.

Jack Bannon plays the title role in the series set in 1960s London, when Alfred Pennyworth was a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne. The rest of the cast includes Paloma Faith, Ben Aldridge, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett, Ryan Fletcher, Jason Flemyng and Polly Walker.

Pennyworth debuts on Epix starting July 28, 2019.

Finally, director Michael Chaves took to his website to post this official title artwork from The Conjuring 3. Along with the image, he also posted this quote from Ed Warren:

“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”

The Conjuring 3 has been said to focus on a man on trial for a murderwho claims that he was possessed by a demon and didn’t willingly commit the crime. Obviously, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) will be needed to work on the case.

The Conjuring 3 arrives next fall on September 11, 2020.

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The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2019

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Next month, Netflix will drop a whole new set of films and TV shows for your viewing pleasure. The constant barrage of Netflix originals will be there, as well as some must-see titles from others. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May 2019.

Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2019

Moonlight

Barry Jenkins‘s beautiful, Oscar-winning Moonlight remains one of the best films of the 21st century – a stunning, swooning, emotionally-charged portrait of three distinct periods in one young man’s life. We meet Chiron as a child (Alex Hibbert), a teen (Ashton Sanders), and an adult (Trevante Rhodes) as he comes to terms with who he is, including his sexuality and his place in the world. Honest, thoughtful and daring, Moonlight is what people mean when they throw around the term “modern classic.”

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer new

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron gives a shockingly uncanny performance as notorious serial killer Ted Bundy in Joe Berlinger‘s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. The film got a bit of a lukewarm reaction when it premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, probably because it’s not your typical serial killer movie. Instead, Berlinger’s approach to this material is to tell the story from the point-of-view of Bundy’s girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer (Lily Collins), who was unaware of Bundy’s true nature. As a result, Efron’s Bundy often comes across to us as a harmless, likable guy – and that’s the point. It was Bundy’s ability to cloak his monstrosity that enabled him to get away with his crimes for so long.

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Insidious

Insidious is a spooky, effective, entertaining ghost movie from James Wan. It borrows heavily from Poltergeist, while also creating its own brand of fun-filled horror. A family moves into a new house, only to encounter several ghostly presences. They think moving again will solve the problem, but they’re wrong. Dead wrong. Cue the loud music!

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The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Oz Perkins‘s extremely slow-burn chiller The Blackcoat’s Daughter follows Kiernan Shipka as a strange, lonely girl at a snowy boarding school, dealing with some sort of supernatural presence. At the same time, we follow Emma Roberts, who is hitchhiking her way back to the school. What do Shipka and Roberts’s characters have in common? You’ll have to wait and see, but rest assured, it’s pretty damn creepy.

Revolutionary Road

What happened to Jack and Rose after Titanic? They moved to the suburbs and became extremely depressed! Okay, Revolutionary Road isn’t actually a sequel to Titanic, but it does reunite Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The duo play a married couple in the late 1950s, slowly coming apart. DiCaprio hates his job, Winslet hates her life as a suburban housewife, and there’s no real escape. This isn’t the most upbeat of films, but DiCaprio and Winslet are both great, as is Michael Shannon, in a brief but memorable performance as an unhinged neighbor.

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‘Dune’ Sequel Plan Confirmed by Legendary Pictures

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There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of now, that seems to be the plan. In a new interview, Legendary CEO Joshua Grode confirms that at least one Dune sequel is being planned – although that could change.

Frank Herbert’s Dune spans 400-plus pages, and tells an epic, world-hopping saga featuring a cavalcade of characters. It’s proven notoriously hard to bring to the screen – not even David Lynch could make it work. Now, Denis Villeneuve is attempt to succeed where others failed. And he’s not going to try to cram it all into one movie. In a new THR interview, Legendary’s Joshua Grode was asked if there would be a Dune sequel. Here’s his reply:

“That’s the plan. There’s a backstory that was hinted at in some of the books [that we expanded]. Also, when you read the book there’s a logical place to stop the movie before the book is over.”

Villeneuve is currently at work on the first film, but he’s not shooting both movies back-to-back. It looks like there’s a wait-and-see mentality here – should the first Dune clean up at the box office, Legendary will likely jump into the sequel with both feet. This project may have a great cast, but it’s something of a gamble – at least in terms of box office. Villeneuve is a fantastic filmmaker, and his Blade Runner 2049 is wonderful. But it also underperformed at the box office. Hopefully that won’t happen with Dune.

To pull this off, Villeneuve has put together a cast that features Timothée ChalametRebecca FergusonOscar IsaacJosh BrolinStellan SkarsgårdDave BautistaZendayaDavid DastmalchianStephen HendersonCharlotte RamplingJason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. That is one attention-grabbing, good-looking cast. If that line-up can’t put butts in seats, maybe nothing can.

Dune (part 1) will open November 20, 2020.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell Photos: The Great War is Here

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Eight years ago, the opening scene of HBO’s Game of Thrones included imagery of a White Walker killing someone beyond the Wall. Now, in the show’s final season, the Wall has finally fallen and the army of the undead has arrived at Winterfell, where they’ll face off against dozens of recognizable characters in this Sunday night’s episode.

HBO has released a batch of new Battle of Winterfell photos, and we have a theory about what might be causing that look on Jon Snow’s face.

Here are the new photos, a few of which essentially seem like screenshots from the preview trailer for this episode:

GOT Jon and Dany overlook
GOT Brienne battle

GOT Sansa and Arya
GOT Sansa sitting
GOT Jon scared

HBO isn’t about to spoil anything major that happens in the episode by releasing any revealing photos, so most of these are pretty standard. Jon and Dany probably take a quick dragon ride out to an overlook and survey the lay of the land, Brienne gives a battle scream to her soldiers from the left flank, Tyrion and Varys have a heart to heart in the crypts, and Arya probably casually drops the news to Sansa that she and Gendry hooked up, causing that fantastic Sansa reaction face.

But it’s that last image of Jon Snow – er, excuse me, Aegon Targaryen – that’s really worth concentrating on. Jon led a whole meeting in last week’s episode preparing everyone for what they’re about to fight, so what could possibly cause him to make that face on the battlefield? The Night King running a sword through Bran’s face, just seconds before Jon could get there to stop him? Sure. Dany struck by an arrow, falling off Drogon’s back as she plummets to the ground? Maybe!

But what if…

What if it’s time for the ice spiders as big as hounds? When Bran was a child, his nurse/nanny, nicknamed Old Nan, used to tell him stories of The Long Night, a period of seemingly unending winter in which the White Walkers conquered Westeros, riding around on the backs of huge, icy spiders. A few months ago, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin shared the first look at these creatures on an upcoming calendar, and I theorized that he specifically released that image before the final Game of Thrones season as a way to beat the show to the punch in revealing something he’s been hinting at since the first book in the series.

It’s unclear if Jon heard the same stories from Old Nan when he was growing up at Winterfell, but look at his face again: that looks like the face of a man who’s just realized that a section of the army of the dead is  riding straight for him on the backs of massive, creepy-ass spiders. Am I right? We’ll find out when the next episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday night, April 28, 2019.

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As You Might Have Guessed, Kevin Feige Wasn’t Happy About Those ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leaks

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Kevin Feige was ecstatic when he learned that parts of Avengers: Endgame had leaked online. Oh, no, sorry. My mistake. He was actually upset, as you probably could’ve guessed. At the same time, Feige found comfort in fandom urging others to ignore the leaks and not spoil themselves. And since Endgame is still on track to make all the money in the world this weekend, the Marvel Studios president probably won’t be losing any sleep over this.

The wait is almost over, as Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this week. But last week, a lengthy clip from the superhero sequel hit the web, pirated from what was likely a private screening. Within seconds, the footage was burning across the internet like a brush fire, impossible to contain or snuff out. Piracy is, sadly, nothing new in the world of movies. But Marvel goes to extreme lengths to protect secrets from their films, and they’ve gone above and beyond to make sure virtually nothing was revealed about Endgame. The fact that such a detailed, spoiler-free scene dropped a full week before the movie hit theaters was no doubt a sore spot for many within the Marvel stratosphere.

Kevin Feige is as far into that stratosphere as possible, since he’s in charge of Marvel Studios. When asked (by Cinemablend) how he felt about the leaks, his answer was a tad predictable: not great! But Feige is an optimist, because he managed to see the bright side to this whole “stealing movies” thing:

“I wasn’t pleased. It’s not cool. It’s not fun. But the response was what I expected, which was everybody turning it off, dismissing it, ‘Don’t watch it, don’t spoil it for anybody else.’”

Take advice from Kevin Feige, folks: always look on the bright side. Of course, Feige has room to be optimistic. Avengers: Endgame is tracking to make oodles of money, with some predicting it might actually have a $1 billion opening weekend. In other words, no amount of piracy seems able to hurt this film. Had the leak caused a sudden drop in box office numbers, Feige might be singing a different tune.

In any case, please don’t pirate movies. I know it’s tempting, and I know many of us are living paycheck to paycheck. But piracy isn’t the answer. Unless we’re talking piracy on the high seas, with hidden treasure, ghosts and those cool tricorn hats. If that’s what you want, then by all means, be a pirate.

Avengers: Endgame opens April 26, 2019.

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As You Might Have Guessed, Kevin Feige Wasn’t Happy About Those ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leaks

endgame leaks

Kevin Feige was ecstatic when he learned that parts of Avengers: Endgame had leaked online. Oh, no, sorry. My mistake. He was actually upset, as you probably could’ve guessed. At the same time, Feige found comfort in fandom urging others to ignore the leaks and not spoil themselves. And since Endgame is still on track to make all the money in the world this weekend, the Marvel Studios president probably won’t be losing any sleep over this.

The wait is almost over, as Avengers: Endgame hits theaters this week. But last week, a lengthy clip from the superhero sequel hit the web, pirated from what was likely a private screening. Within seconds, the footage was burning across the internet like a brush fire, impossible to contain or snuff out. Piracy is, sadly, nothing new in the world of movies. But Marvel goes to extreme lengths to protect secrets from their films, and they’ve gone above and beyond to make sure virtually nothing was revealed about Endgame. The fact that such a detailed, spoiler-free scene dropped a full week before the movie hit theaters was no doubt a sore spot for many within the Marvel stratosphere.

Kevin Feige is as far into that stratosphere as possible, since he’s in charge of Marvel Studios. When asked (by Cinemablend) how he felt about the leaks, his answer was a tad predictable: not great! But Feige is an optimist, because he managed to see the bright side to this whole “stealing movies” thing:

“I wasn’t pleased. It’s not cool. It’s not fun. But the response was what I expected, which was everybody turning it off, dismissing it, ‘Don’t watch it, don’t spoil it for anybody else.’”

Take advice from Kevin Feige, folks: always look on the bright side. Of course, Feige has room to be optimistic. Avengers: Endgame is tracking to make oodles of money, with some predicting it might actually have a $1 billion opening weekend. In other words, no amount of piracy seems able to hurt this film. Had the leak caused a sudden drop in box office numbers, Feige might be singing a different tune.

In any case, please don’t pirate movies. I know it’s tempting, and I know many of us are living paycheck to paycheck. But piracy isn’t the answer. Unless we’re talking piracy on the high seas, with hidden treasure, ghosts and those cool tricorn hats. If that’s what you want, then by all means, be a pirate.

Avengers: Endgame opens April 26, 2019.

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New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Photo Teases an Alliance with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

Spider-Man Far From Home

When the world last saw Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, he was dusted away in Avengers: Infinity War and left plenty of dusty eyes in theaters around the globe thanks to his emotional exit. Disney is being coy about whether or not he appears in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re only two months away from the release of Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Now a new photo has surfaced of Spidey shaking hands with Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Mysterio, who seems to be an ally this time around. But can he be trusted?

Spider-Man Far From Home Photo

Spider-Man Far From Home photo Mysterio handshake

We saw Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio make a dramatic entrance at the end of the first Far From Home trailer, and director Jon Watts told Entertainment Weekly about his approach to that character:

“If Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous films, we thought it would be interesting to play Mysterio as almost like the cool uncle.”

In the comics, Quentin Beck (aka Mysterio) is a special effects guru and master illusionist, so I’m not entirely convinced that Peter Parker should be putting his life in Beck’s hands in this film. Perhaps things aren’t exactly what they appear. (Cool suit, though!) But as actors, Holland and Gyllenhaal hit it off wonderfully on the set, with Watts lamenting all of the takes that were ruined because the two couldn’t stop laughing. Holland says Gyllenhaal was at the top of his personal list of actors he wanted to work with:

“If you look at any interview I’ve ever done prior to this movie and someone asked me, ‘Who would you work with if you could work with any actor?’ I would’ve said Jake Gyllenhaal. And when I found out it was him [in this film], I was stoked, but also really nervous. But Jake absolutely was more than I ever could have expected.”

Head over to EW to read about how Moby’s “Extreme Ways” song factored into the production as an on-set nod to the Bourne movies, and for one more photo of Spidey in flight. We’ll have more about this movie in the coming days here on /Film, so check back for more after you check out Endgame for yourselves.

Spider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters on July 2, 2019.

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Now Stream This: ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘The Hateful Eight: Extended Version’, ‘Detour’ and More

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(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 time has come again to round up the bet movies streaming right now. We have a new platform in our midst, too! The Criterion Channel recently launched, and it does not disappoint. While I’ll alway pine for FilmStruck, I’m happy to have this alternative. So read on to see some great movies streaming on the Criterion Channel, Netflix, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

The Best Movies Streaming Right Now

1. BlacKkKlansman
Now Streaming on HBO Go

Release Date: 2018

Genre: Biographical Crime Drama

Director: Spike Lee

Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace

Spike Lee has been cranking out great movie for decades, but he delivered one of his very best with last year’s BlacKkKlansman. Based on the unbelievable true story of Ron Stallworth, the story follows rookie cop Stallworth (John David Washington) after he becomes the first black cop on the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s. Working with fellow cop Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), Stallworth manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. The set up is complicated: Ron talks with the Klan members on the phone, while Flip, pretending to pretending to be Ron, meets with them. This set up is ripe for comedy, and Lee does add plenty of comedic touches to the narrative. But this is ultimately no laughing matter, and slowly but surely, Lee pulls the rug out from the audience to deliver a gut-punch of an ending that will leave you stunned.

For fans of: Do the Right ThingInside Man, getting angry.

 

2. The Sisters Brothers
Now Streaming on Hulu

Release Date:

Genre: Weird Western

Director: Jacques Audiard

Cast: John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed all together in one movie? Sounds like a hit, right? Wrong! The Sisters Brothers was one of 2018’s biggest flops, which is a damn shame, because it’s wonderful. This strange, surreal, melancholy Western from Jacques Audiard follows hired guns the Sisters Brothers (Reilly and Phoenix) as they attempt to intercept a prospector (Ahmed) who has invented a new way to find gold. Also on the trail of the prospector is a private detective (Gyllenhaal). Gyllenhaal’s character strikes up an unlikely friendship with Ahmed’s prospector, and the two decide to work together. But the Sisters Brothers are still coming. That set up may make you think you know where this story is going, but trust me, you don’t. The Sisters Brothers is loaded with wonderful surprises, and a touching performance from John C. Reilly. If you missed it in theaters, and I’m sure you did, please make sure you watch it now.

For fans of: True GritThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs, facial hair.

 

3. The Hateful Eight: Extended Version
Now Streaming on Netflix

Release Date: 2015

Genre: Western Mystery

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern

Dealing with deep-seated American-centric racism and misogyny, Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight was perhaps released too soon. I distinctly remember critics calling it far too brutal when it opened in Christmas 2015, but had it hit theaters a year later, the reaction might have been much different. That’s not to say the movie isn’t brutal – it is. But in telling this story of the ugly side of America, Tarantino was almost predicting the political and cultural landscape to come. The story strands eight strangers in one location during a snow storm, and then proceeds to violently bump them off. Who’s the killer? Only soldier-turned-amateur-detective Samuel L. Jackson can solve the case. Maybe. The Hateful Eight has been on Netflix before, but the streaming service is now releasing the Extended Version, which has never been available for home viewing before. This extended cut, which runs 187 minutes, played in a Roadshow format in select theaters, before a (somewhat) shorter 168 minute cut rolled out to wider theaters shortly after.

For fans of: The ThingMurder on the Orient Express, coffee.

 

4. Detour
Now Streaming on The Criterion Channel

Release Date: 1945

Genre: Noir!

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer

Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage

The noir-iest of noirs, Detour is a pitch-black comedy of errors that finds one poor sap making one terrible choice after another, raking up a body count in the process. Tom Neal plays a bitter piano player who doesn’t want to leave foggy New York for sunny California, even though his dame want to head out there to become a movie star. She hit the bricks and leaves the piano man behind, but his urges get the better of him. What’s a poor ivory tickler to do but hitchhike his way from the Big Apple to Tinseltown? The hitchhiking goes swell at first. But then Neal’s character gets picked up by a loud-mouth schlub who happens to up and die during the journey. Terrified that people will think he bumped-off the stiff, Neal decides to assume the dead man’s identity and steal his car. What could go wrong? Everything! Because as he continues on his journey, Neal picks up a hitchhiker of his own – a wild hellcat played with fiery menace by Ann Savage. Things get worse from there. Operating on a shoestring budget, Detour manages to wring a whole lot out of very little, a characters spit out hard boiled dialogue and puff away on cigarettes. This movie is an absolute blast.

For fans of: Red Rock WestBody Heat, big mistakes.

 

5. Dead Silence
Now Streaming on Shudder

Release Date: 2007

Genre: Puppet Horror

Director: James Wan

Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Judith Roberts, Donnie Wahlberg, Amber Valletta

James Wan is an unstoppable force now, directing big blockbusters and producing the highly successful Conjuring franchise. If only the crowds had turned out for his 2007 scary puppet movie Dead Silence, the world might be a better place. A throwback to Hammer Horror films, Dead Silence follows a young man (Ryan Kwanten, who is admittedly dull here) who returns to his home town and encounters the ghost of Mary Shaw (Judith Roberts), the world’s most evil ventriloquist. Mary and her puppets, who may or may not be alive, is out to kill anyone who gets in her way. Why? Why not! She’s a crazy puppet lady ghost! This movie is silly and scary, and Wan directs the hell out of it.

For fans of: MagicThe Conjuring, puppets!

 

6. Drive a Crooked Road
Now Streaming on The Criterion Channel

Release Date: 1954

Genre: Noir (again)

Director: Richard Quine

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster

More noir goodness courtesy of the freshly launched The Criterion Channel. Drive a Crooked Road gives Mickey Rooney one of his darkest roles, and he nails it. The Mickster plays a short, angry auto-mechanic who longs to be a race car driver. One day, a real dish (Dianne Foster) comes strolling into Rooney’s garage and asks him to help fix her car. Soon, she’s inviting him out to the beach, and the two have struck up a relationship. But it’s all a shame: Foster’s character is using Rooney in order to force him into being the getaway driver for a heist. This is twisted stuff, and you’ll be surprised at how much this 1954 movie gets away with.

For fans of: DriveThe Driver, Mickey Rooney awkwardly taking his shirt off in public.

 

7. The Hole in the Ground
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video 4/27

Release Date: 2019

Genre: Horror

Director: Lee Cronin

Cast: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Kati Outinen, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall

Lee Cronin‘s Irish horror film The Hole in the Ground leans heavily on LOUD NOISES, but you know what? It works. This movie is frequently pretty damn scary. In the film, single mom Sarah (Seána Kerslake) grows suspicious after her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) vanishes one night, only to reappear as if nothing happened. Chris begins to act strangely, and Sarah becomes convinced the boy isn’t her on at all, but some kind of malevolent imposter. There’s nothing particularly new here, but Cronin is adept at milking every creepy, tilted, shadowy angle to its full effect, and the score by Stephen McKeon will give you goosebumps.

For fans of: OrphanThe Descent, never, ever wanting to have children.

 

8. Split Second
Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

Release Date: 1992

Genre: Sci-Fi

Director: Tony Maylam, Ian Sharp

Cast: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Neil Duncan, Pete Postlethwaite, Ian Dury, Alun Armstrong

Trash of the highest caliber, Split Second wants to be both Alien and Blade Runner, but doesn’t have the brains of either. Instead, it has Rutger Hauer running around as a fast-food loving cop on the trail of a serial killer. But there’s a twist: the killer isn’t human! It’s either an alien or some sort of demon – it’s never made clear. But it sure as hell looks like the Xenomorph from Alien, with a little Venom thrown in as well. Oh, and here’s the best part: this giant monster uses a shotgun. It also sends notes to the cops, taunting them, like some generic human serial killer. Because sure, why not? Movies!

For fans of: Deep-fried cheese.

 

9. About Time
Now Streaming on Netflix

Release Date: 2013

Genre: Rom-Com-Dram(a)

Director: Richard Curtis

Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie

About Time is sappy, yes. But it’s also quite sweet, and funny, and charming. I know people take one look at that trailer above and roll their eyes in a detached, ironic way. But listen: I’m about as cynical as they come. If I can get behind this movie, anyone can. Domhnall Gleeson plays a man who learns he can travel through time to certain moments in his life. This soon leads to Gleeson meeting the love of his life, played by the always underrated Rachel McAdams. From there, Gleeson attempts to set certain events right with his time travel gifts, but learns that there are some things that are out of his control. It sounds a bit convoluted, but writer-director Richard Curtis manages to iron out all the kinks.

For fans of: Groundhog DayHappy Accidents, Rachel Freakin’ McAdams.

 

10. Six Degrees of Separation
Now Streaming on Hulu

Release Date: 1993

Genre: Drama

Director: Fred Schepisi

Cast: Stockard Channing, Will Smith, Donald Sutherland, Mary Beth Hurt, Bruce Davison, Ian McKellen

One of Will Smith‘s first dramatic roles came in this 1993 adaptation of a play by John Guare. In Six Degrees of Separation, Smith plays Paul, a young man who winds up wounded on the doorstep of an affluent couple played by Stockard Channing and Donald Sutherland. Paul claims he’s friends with their Ivy League college kids. He also claims he’s the son of Sidney Poitier. But none of that is true. Paul is a con man, but he’s a charming con man, and he’s able to work his way into the lives of Channing and Sutherland. This all makes for a curious, fascinating film, and Smith turns in a genuinely great performance.

For fans of: Terms of EndearmentOrdinary People, the pre-Big Willie Style era.

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