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All 59 Stephen King Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

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Stephen King has been terrifying readers for 43 years, crafting best-selling novels and short stories that have become iconic works of horror. With these written works have come a plethora of film and TV adaptations – some very good, some (many, actually) not so good. King adaptations are experiencing a sudden boom – The Dark Tower recently hit theaters and a new, highly anticipated adaptation of It will arrive in theaters this week. On the horizon, a Netflix adaptation of Gerald’s Game will arrive near the end of the month and a TV series, Castle Rock, is currently in pre-production.

In honor of the many new King adaptations, I decided to do something really scary. I’ve gone back and ranked every single Stephen King film. Here are the rules I stuck to: films and miniseries only, and no sequels unless the sequel in question was a direct adaptation of something King wrote (i.e. Creepshow 2). So, sorry Children of the Corn sequel fans, only the initial Corn adaptations will be here. Without further ado, let’s rank the film adaptations of Stephen King.

59. CELL

Based on: The novel Cell published in 2006

Oh boy, let’s get this garbage out of the way first, shall we? This adaptation of King’s novel about cell phones that turn people into zombies was troubled and long-delayed – the film was completed in 2014, but not released until 2016. The final result is the as-of-now worst Stephen King film adaptation. A lifeless husk of a film that lacks even the basic understanding of how storytelling works. Avoid this thing like a cell-phone triggered plague.

How faithful to the source material is it? About 50%, although it’s worth noting that Cell is one of King’s lesser novels, so it’s no surprise it didn’t make for much of a film.  

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? Nope.

58. GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Based On: The short story “Graveyard Shift” published in 1970 and featured in the collection Night Shift.

This is perhaps the most forgettable Stephen King adaptation. So forgettable that even though I’ve seen it multiple times, mostly on late night cable TV, there’s almost nothing to report. A group of textile mill employees working over the weekend to clean up the mill’s basement find themselves facing off against a giant bat. This was the feature directorial debut of Ralph S. Singleton, who never directed another film after this.

How faithful to the source material is it? It sticks pretty closely to the short story while also fleshing it out to feature length.  

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? He plays the giant bat (note: this may not be true).

57. TRUCKS

Based on: The short story “Trucks” published in 1978 and featured in the collection Night Shift.

Maximum Overdrive is famous, or perhaps infamous, for being the only film that Stephen King directed. It’s not very good (more on that later!), but at least it has something of a personality, schizophrenic though it may be. That’s not the case for Trucks, another adaptation of the same short story that inspired Overdrive. You know the drill: cars and trucks become sentient and rack up some road kill. With no AC/DC or Emilio Estevez to distract us, this is a big fat yawn.

How faithful to the source material is it? The general idea is pretty much the same, but King is very good at making silly ideas sort of terrifying with his prose. That doesn’t translate so well to film, however.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? Negative.

56. CHILDREN OF THE CORN (2009)

Based on: The short story “Children of the Corn” published in 1977 and featured in the collection Night Shift.

For some strange reason, no Stephen King story has spawned more films than Children of the Corn. There are approximately ten zillion Corn sequels, and then there’s this 2009 made-for-TV remake, which is as forgettable as they come. Director Donald P. Borchers really wanted King to be involved with the film in some capacity and sent the author a copy of the script, only for King’s attorneys to send it back with a note explaining King couldn’t care less. And neither should we.

How faithful to the source material is it? This is actually a lot more faithful to the source material than the original film, but that doesn’t necessarily make it good.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? Did you actually read the paragraph above?

55. MERCY

Based on: The short story “Gramma” published in 1984 and featured in the collection Skeleton Crew.

Although featuring Shirley Knight, Mark Duplass, Dylan McDermott and Frances O’Connor, this 2014 adaptation of King’s spooky short story “Gramma” has been mostly forgotten, and probably for good reason: it’s your standard direct-to-VOD horror. The short story, about a young boy home alone with his terrifying, possibly supernatural grandmother is a great exercise in slowly building tension and horror. The film is just blah.

How faithful to the source material is it? The film adds a bunch more supernatural stuff to flesh out the short story, and none of it is as effective as the less-is-more approach that King’s brief tale takes.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? No.

54. THE LANGOLIERS

Based on: The novella The Langoliers from the collection Four Past Midnight, published in 1990.

The terrifying story of a group of plane passengers who fly right into an alternate dimension and find themselves attacked by cartoon meatballs was adapted into an endless (note: actually 180 minutes) miniseries in 1995. There’s some super talented people involved with this thing, including Dean Stockwell, David Morse and Balky himself, Bronson Pinchot, and was directed by Fright Night and Child’s Play helmer Tom Holland (no, not the one who plays Spider-Man). But it’s a dull, unengaging story that doesn’t so much unfold as it does slowly tick out like a dusty grandfather clock located somewhere in the den of smelly, moldy house full of un-emptied cat boxes.

How faithful to the source material is it? This is actually pretty faithful to the story, which suggests that you should probably avoid ever reading it.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? He does! He shows up in a dream sequence playing Pinchot’s boss, Tom Holby.

53. A GOOD MARRIAGE

Based On: The novella A Good Marriage from the collection Full Dark, No Stars, published in 2010.

Joan Allen is a happy, upper class woman who discovers that her husband of 25 years (Anthony LaPaglia) may in fact be a BTK-style serial killer. It’s a neat premise, and Allen and LaPaglia turn into pretty good performances. But the end result is a plodding Lifetime-style thriller (appropriate enough, since the film premiered on Lifetime).

How faithful to the source material is it? King wrote the screenplay for the film himself, so it’s fairly faithful.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? No.

52. BIG DRIVER

Based On: The novella Big Driver from the collection Full Dark, No Stars, published in 2010.

The criminally undervalued Mario Bello stars in this unpleasant rape-revenge tale playing a mystery writer who is brutally assaulted by a truck driver and then plots violent payback. There’s a frankly bizarre comedic undertone to the whole film, which just doesn’t work at all. Maria Bello and the audience both deserve better.

How faithful to the source material is it? Faithful to a fault.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? He does not.

50. SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK

Based On: The short story “Sometimes They Come Back,” published in 1974 and featured in the collection Night Shift.

Tim Matheson is a high school teacher haunted by the ghosts of the evil greasers who murdered his brother in the 1960s. Yes, it’s as silly as it sounds, and while forgettable, it’s not offensively bad, which keeps it from being at the very bottom of the list.

How faithful to the source material is it? Fairly faithful for the most part, but it nixes the more ambiguous, unpleasant ending from King’s story.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? No.

49. THE LAWNMOWER MAN

Based On: The short story “The Lawnmower Man,” published in 1975 and featured in the collection Night Shift. Only not at all.

I debated even including this film on the list since it’s not really a Stephen King adaptation. In fact, King successfully sued to have his name removed from the film, since it bore no resemblance to his story at all. This film is bad, but it’s bad in a very special way. Pierce Brosnan is a doctor who experiments on an intellectually disabled man (Jeff Fahey) using virtual reality. The experiment turns Fahey’s character into an all-powerful, evil cyber-god, and lots of complete bullshit follows. Filled with special effects which seemed cutting edge in 1992 but are beyond laughable now, The Lawnmower Man is kind of a trashy treat to watch. Kind of.

How faithful to the source material is it? Not faithful at all. The story is about a landscaper who turns out to be a malevolent demon who eats grass clippings and works for the god Pan. It’s really stupid, yet somehow not as stupid as the movie.

Does Stephen King Have a cameo? Hell no.

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‘The Purge: The Island’ Will Tell the Story of the First Purge Night

the purge election year trailer

Last year’s The Purge: Election Year didn’t exactly close the door on the popular horror series, but it did conclude with things looking up for the nightmarish near-future America where all crime is legalized for one night each year. If it was the final film, it would have been a satisfying ending. But the Purge movies are cheap to make and they gross a lot of money, so a fourth film was inevitable. And the series is going back to where it all began.

So, how exactly does an evil government get away with actually kickstarting a special holiday where people are encouraged to go out and murder each other? The Purge: The Island will be a prequel and it will address that question directly.

Series mastermind James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three movies, spoke to Vulture about the new film, saying that it will be about the “first experimental Purge” and confirming that it’s set to arrive just in time for the Fourth of July next year (these movies have never been subtle). While DeMonaco has stepped out of the director’s seat for Gerard McMurray, he’s still writing the screenplay and he’s taking us back to where it all began.

As you may recall, the Purge movies are set in a sci-fi tinged near-dystopia where “The New Founding Fathers” rule the nation with an iron fist. And while the first movie was a home invasion film with a high-concept hook, the sequels grew bigger, more ambitious, and a helluva lot more political. The result is one of the most fascinating horror franchises out there at the moment: a blend of a violent schlock and political “wokeness” that inexplicably go together like peanut butter and chocolate. DeMonaco used this series to stage elaborate, grotesque murders and explore class warfare in ways that feel increasingly timely. No one will accuse the Purge movies of being high art, but they’re fascinating. It’s brutal satire delivered with the blunt force of a sledgehammer to the head, often while characters on screen are literally hitting each other on the head with sledgehammers.

Anyway, it certainly sounds like The Purge: The Island will continue to slather political commentary on top of gnarly horror junkfood. DeMonaco also told Vulture that the fourth film will take place entirely on Staten Island, where the poorest citizens are paid to stick around and murder each other while more well-off folks hightail it to Brooklyn:

I was wondering how you get people to stay for the first Purge, and what they do is they start monetizing it. People from Staten Island can easily go to Brooklyn for the evening, so what they do is start promising very decent sums of money for the very poor people in the neighborhood. It becomes a monetization of murder and violence, incentivizing killing and keeping people around for them to be victims. So you see the inception of how grotesque the idea of the Purge is, and the manipulation upon the society.

The politics and the science fiction world building have always been the most interesting part of the Purge movies. I can take or leave the grisly violence, but I love watching how various characters from all different backgrounds react to Purge night and how it’s just another thing they have to deal with in this insane world. I especially love how the second film introduced a resistance movement, led mostly by people of color (not a coincidence), intent on bringing down the white, faux-Christian government. Like I said: not subtle.

This is why I’m so intrigued by the Purge television series in the works for next year, which will explore what life is like in a world where everyday grudges and rivalries can turn bloody one night every year. As DeMonaco explained:

In the TV show I think we’re slowing it down, and we’re using this flashback structure to enter into the non-Purge lives of these people. We’re going back six months or two years or into their childhood to see some things that might’ve fed into their decision-making on this particular Purge … Ten hours is allowing us to get deeper into character and deeper into why people would actually consider violence as an option ever.

The Purge: The Island is set to open next year. I feel guilty for how much I’m looking forward to it.

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‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Films Are Officially Moving Off Netflix, Onto Disney’s Streaming Service

star wars and marvel moving to Disney streaming

Star Wars and Marvel films will no longer be available on Netflix after the streaming deal ends in 2019, with Disney officially moving the properties to its own streaming service set to launch the same year.

This concludes several weeks of discussion between Netflix and Disney after the studio announced plans to launch its own streaming service featuring original Disney films and shows. Under debate were the fate of Star Wars and Marvel films, which were made under studios — Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, respectively — that are both owned by Disney. But speculation about where these films would end up has been put to an end.

Variety reports that Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday that the company will stream its Marvel and Star Wars films exclusively on the upcoming Disney streaming service, joining the ranks of Disney’s animated and new original films.

“We’ve now decided we will put the Marvel and Star Wars movie on this app as well,” Iger said during a question-and-answer session at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference in Beverly Hills, California.

Walt Disney Co. announced in early August that it was planning to launch its own streaming service in 2019, joining the growing number of streaming services available to consumers who want to cut the cord. The Disney-specific streaming service was only one of its projects, however – there was also news of an ESPN streaming service to be launched by the company in early 2018.

At the time, it was uncertain whether the Marvel and new Star Wars movies, which are currently available to stream on Netflix thanks to an exclusive deal the company struck with Disney this year, would stick around the popular streaming service. The news was met with some trepidation for Disney fans who weren’t looking forward to subscribing to another service, and excitement in others — including /Film’s own Josh Spiegel — who hoped this streaming service would make available classic animated films that are sealed up in the “Disney Vault.” It’s unclear whether older Disney animated films will be available on this streaming service, but it does place most of Disney’s properties in one place for all the avid Disney, Lucasfilm, and Marvel fans.

The big question now is the fate of the Marvel-Netflix series like Defenders, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as well as the upcoming Punisher. Iger didn’t specifically mention the Marvel shows in his brief announcement, and Netflix had a hand in producing these series. The Netflix series, as well as the ABC shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., may very well stay on Netflix, as Marvel’s TV division under the supervision of Jeph Loeb remains separate from Marvel Studios. But it’s worth nothing that anything can happen in the next two years.

Disney, Star Wars, and Marvel films will remain on Netflix until 2019 before they move to Disney’s unnamed streaming service.

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‘The Current War’ Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch & Michael Shannon Have an Electric Battle

The Current War Trailer

Today, electricity surges through our homes, offices and restaurants and we’re hard-pressed to get anything done without the power it provides. But back in the 19th century, electricity was in its infancy, and it was at the center of a war between two of the greatest minds of the time to see who would control the marketplace for energy. The story of that historic battle is coming to the big screen this fall.

The Current War stars Benedict Cumberbatch as inventor Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as entrepreneur and engineer George Westinghouse as the two battle to see whose idea for bringing electricity to the masses would become the primary source for power. The battle stems from Edison’s company wanting to use direct current while Westinghouse thought alternating current was the way to go, hence the title of the movie.

Watch The Current War Trailer

The trailer for this movie is so much more lively and stylistically contemporary than I anticipated it would be. Even the visuals don’t feel in line with the kind of cinematography we usually see from period pictures like this. There is an abundance of fisheye lens shots, not to mention a lot of Dutch angles that create some mesmerizing shot compositions. It’s a much more pronounced and unique period piece than I would have expected from director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), almost having the flair of The Social Network.

As expected, Benedict Cumberbatch looks outstanding, and Michael Shannon appears to be just as fantastic right next to him. Plus, Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) gets a quick introduction at the end as Nikola Tesla. The rest of the cast includes Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

The Current War opens on November 24, 2017, but premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. You can read the official synopsis from the TIFF program guide below:

In 2017, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a world without electric light. Yet the technology that illuminates our homes and projects images onto our screens dates back only the length of two lifetimes. The Current War, featuring brilliant performances from Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon, brings to life the innovations and rivalries that would switch on the world.

Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) knew he was a genius — and he made sure everyone else knew it, too. In 1879, he and his team conducted the first successful light bulb tests, declaring an end to night as people knew it. But the broad distribution of electricity posed a daunting challenge. Edison was convinced that direct current was the superior system, but entrepreneur George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon), Edison’s less flamboyant competitor, had a different idea.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Director Taika Waititi Wanted to Strip Down the ‘Thor’ Franchise

Thor Ragnarok Director

It was nearly two years ago that director Taika Waititi was reported to be in talks to direct Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the god of thunder’s solo franchise. The filmmaker wasn’t the most obvious choice for the blockbuster sequel, having only directed Eagle vs SharkBoy, and the outstanding mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. And we hadn’t even seen the fantastic Hunt for the Wilderpeople yet. But Marvel Studios knew exactly what they were doing, because everything we’ve seen from the sequel looks fantastic so far.

So why did Taika Waititi get the job? Producer Brad Winderbaum says it was Boy that ultimately convinced them he was the right person, “It had the a combination that we always are striving for at Marvel, which is a great sense of humor that ran through the whole thing, but also moments of real drama and melancholy that the characters had to deal with.” It also helps that Taika Waititi wanted to do something completely different from the first two movies, stripping down the very franchise itself to create something that felt new.

Find out what Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi had to say about his approach to the sequel below.

Thor Ragnarok

Ragnarok Is More Than Just a Title to  Taika Waititi

For director Taika Waititi, his approach to Thor: Ragnarok was much different than how filmmakers seem to approach sequels nowadays. While plenty of fans are excited about seeing a Thor movie tackle the Ragnarok storyline, it doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing for Taika Waititi, and he looked at it as more of an opportunity to do something completely different with Thor. The filmmaker said during our set visit in September of 2016:

“A lot of people have been wanting to see this idea of Ragnarok, and a lot of people are excited by the idea of what Ragnarock means. But to me it means the stripping down of the establishment, of what’s already there, and then building it up in a new way.  Which is almost like this cyclic idea of Ragnarok. So my own personal idea of Ragnarok is what we’re doing to the character and to the franchise, and to the story. But in a way where what comes out the other end is way more exciting and interesting, in a way that you can never go back from that.”

That’s why we’re seeing Thor (Chris Hemsworth) having his life totally upended in this sequel. From losing his golden locks, to having his hammer Mjolnir destroyed, to being captured and forced to fight on a strange planet – Thor is a fish out of water in a way that we haven’t seen before. But he’s not the naive sort of hero we knew from the first Thor, who had no concept of Earth or what life was like without the privilege of being the future king of Asgard.

Waititi wanted to acknowledge that the first two films were there, but he didn’t want to get bogged down with trying to emulate them or worrying about whether audiences had seen the first two. Waititi says:

“The main challenge was actually working at getting away from the other two films. Yes, the other films are there, it’s great to watch them. I think they’re good films, but I don’t mind if people start with this film. For me, this is my Thor 1. I’ve seen the other films and I respect them a lot, but I can’t spend too much time thinking about this as a threequel. Because then I get tied up too much in respecting what went before and respecting what’s gonna come after. For me, it has to be a standalone thing. This could be the only time I do this, so I just want to make a Marvel film in the best way possible.”

That doesn’t mean there aren’t references to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially with Hulk being such a big part of this movie, but it sounds like Taika Waititi didn’t go out of his way to ensure there were endless connections to the previous Marvel movies, or even plenty of threads that would lead to something in the future movies. Again, that doesn’t mean those elements aren’t there, but they had to feel organic and allow Taika Waititi to do what he wanted to do with the story.

Hopefully the result will be not only the most refreshing film in the Thor franchise, but one of the most satisfying sequels in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll find out when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3, 2017.

For more about Thor: Ragnarok, check out our full set visit report right here.

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Daily Podcast: Who’s To Blame For The Star Wars Problems? Aladdin, Justice League, James Bond, It, My Immortal

Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams

On the September 7, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Ben Pearson. We chat a little more about the Colin Trevorrow’s departure from Star Wars Episode 9, and the latest news: problematic casting in the live-action Aladdin movie, an authorized Dracula prequel, Justice League reshoots, and surprising bidders for the James Bond film rights. In the Water Cooler, we talk about It, Boston and My Immortal. And in The Mail Bag we take on the question: Is Kathleen Kennedy to blame for all these Star Wars problems?

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

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First up, Peter offers some Star Wars Episode 9 updates and HT and Ben weigh in on the big news from yesterday.

In The Water Cooler

  • Peter saw It
  • Ben visited Boston
  • HT is currently fixated on the author of My Immortal, the famously terrible Harry Potter fanfiction, revealing herself

In the News:

In The Mailbag: Jake from Mass asks “Is Kathleen Kennedy to blame for all the Star Wars problems?”

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

You can find all that and more at slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). This podcast is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word!

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Daily Podcast: Who’s To Blame For The Star Wars Problems? Aladdin, Justice League, James Bond, It, My Immortal

Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams

On the September 7, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Ben Pearson. We chat a little more about the Colin Trevorrow’s departure from Star Wars Episode 9, and the latest news: problematic casting in the live-action Aladdin movie, an authorized Dracula prequel, Justice League reshoots, and surprising bidders for the James Bond film rights. In the Water Cooler, we talk about It, Boston and My Immortal. And in The Mail Bag we take on the question: Is Kathleen Kennedy to blame for all these Star Wars problems?

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/8a5ek-7218c9?from=yiiadmin&vjs=1&skin=4&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0

First up, Peter offers some Star Wars Episode 9 updates and HT and Ben weigh in on the big news from yesterday.

In The Water Cooler

  • Peter saw It
  • Ben visited Boston
  • HT is currently fixated on the author of My Immortal, the famously terrible Harry Potter fanfiction, revealing herself

In the News:

In The Mailbag: Jake from Mass asks “Is Kathleen Kennedy to blame for all the Star Wars problems?”

To submit questions to the mailbag, send them to peter@slashfilm.com. Please mention your name and general geographical location in case we mention the question on the air.

You can find all that and more at slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). This podcast is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word!

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‘Stranger Things’ Throwback Thursday Posters: Witness The ‘Evil Dead’ of The Upside Down

Stranger Things Posters - Evil Dead

We’ve still got about two and a half months until the second season of Stranger Things starts streaming on Netflix just before Halloween. The brand new trailer that debuted at Comic-Con was good enough to hold us over for awhile, but we’re going to need another trailer soon to whet our appetite.

In the meantime, the official Stranger Things Twitter account is partaking in a promotional endeavor called #StrangerThursdays, where they rewatch each episode of the first season every Thursday (leading up to the second season premiere) and live tweet with cheeky posts, behind the scenes details about specific scenes and more. The coolest part of this lead-up is they kick off an episode by revealing a new Stranger Things poster inspired by one of the 1980s movies that influenced the show.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating this post with the newest Stranger Things posters, but you can see which ones have been revealed below, as well as the original posters that inspired them.

Week six features Winona Ryder being sucked into the ground, taking a cue from The Evil Dead teaser poster:

Stranger Things Posters - Evil Dead
Evil Dead Poster

The fifth week puts Eleven in the spotlight and puts her in the place of Drew Barrymore in Firestarter:

Stranger Things Posters - Firestarter Poster
Firestarter Poster

The fourth week gives Stranger Things an Alien-themed poster with a warning about The Upside Down:

Stranger Things Posters - Alien
Alien Poster

For the third poster, Stranger Things gave David Harbour the spotlight with a Running Man inspired poster:

Stranger Things - Running Man Poster
Running Man Poster

Hopper may not exactly be as badass as Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he does get a couple heroic moments here and there. He’s one of the few people to give Winona Ryder the time of day when she starts hearing from her son Will as he’s stuck in the Upside Down.

Here’s the most recently released Stranger Things poster inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street:

Stranger Things Poster
A Nightmare on Elm Street Poster

The two movies share a character named Nancy and a monster who will stop at nothing to kill them. The reworking of the tagline isn’t quite as clever as I’d like, but at least the same style is there. It almost looks like a Fear Street cover.

Here’s the first Stranger Things Throwback Thursday poster, inspired by Stephen King’s Stand by Me:

Stranger Things Poster
Stand by Me Poster

Clearly the color scheme was changed up a bit to be more in line with the Stranger Things aesthetic, so it’s more dark than light, but the spirit of the poster is there, not to mention the same font for the title. Stand by Me is one of the many movies that Stranger Things draws from for inspiration, especially when it comes to the dynamic of the kids at the center of the story.

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If you somehow haven’t watched the new trailer for Stranger Things season two, you can do that right here, or just watch it again. After that, take a look at our trailer breakdown to see what details can be gleaned from the trailer that might give us hints as to what’s coming in the new season. Plus, check out our updates from the Stranger Things Comic-Con panel where a few details about the new season were revealed.

The Stranger Things cast includes Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler and Chelsea Talmadge as Carol. There are also new cast members like Sadie Sink as Max, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Linnea Berthelsen as Roman, Sean Astin as Bob Newby, Paul Reiser as Dr. Owens, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman and Will Chase as Neil Mayfield.

The Duffer Brothers are directing the first two episodes, “Mad Max” and “The Boy Who Came Back To Life,” Shawn Levy is directing the next two episodes, “The Pumpkin Patch” and “The Palace”, with the next two installments are being directed by Andrew Stanton titled “The Storm” and “The Pollywog.” Rebecca Thomas directed “The Secret Cabin” and The Duffer Brothers directed the last two installments of the season, “The Brain” and “The Lost Brother.”

In 1953, MKUltra came to Hawkins, Indiana and began experimentation. In 1979, Police Chief Jim Hopper returns to Hawkins. On November 6, 1983 a young boy named Will Byers vanished. Two days later, Barbara Holland also vanished. A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.

Stranger Things season 2 premieres on October 27, 2017.

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‘Early Man’ Trailer: The Creators of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ Bring You Back to the Bronze Age

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While hand-drawn animation seems to be all but extinct in the feature film business, claymation will make one last gasp for relevancy with a new film by the talented creators and animation studio behind the still-great Wallace and Gromit.

Lo and behold Early Man, the stop-motion animated film from Aardman Studios about a caveman who discovers that civilization has quickly advanced all around him — immediately making him and his tribe endangered. Wow, it sounds like they’re sending some kind of message here…

The Early Man trailer follows Dug, a spunky caveman a living happily with his tribe, who suddenly is faced with technologically advanced attackers. The Bronze Age invaders — who seem like a cross between Vikings and Romans — accidentally bring Dug back to their city while mining for precious stones, and Dug is aghast at how the world has changed without him knowing. Thrown into a gladiator ring and faced with his tribe’s impending extinction at the mercy of these advanced invaders, Dug decides to make a last stand alongside his tribe to assert their right to live in peace.

The trailer gives me shades of the Asterix and Obelix comics — especially with the conflict between the more “primitive” Vikings as they fend off invading “civilized Romans — as well as a comforting reminder of the classics made by Aardman Studios, who were responsible for some of my favorite childhood films like Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit. Not just in the animation style, but the clever zaniness — The Early Man feels as much an exercise in silly misadventures as it does a lesson in the conflict of new vs. old.

I didn’t mean to read so much into the conflict and draw the parallels between the dying modes of animation that aren’t CG, but Early Man does feel like an allegory for the domination of CG animation. There’s no denying that some of the best animated movies today are made in CG, but as an animation enthusiast, I can’t help but mourn the loss of different art forms. Stop-motion and hand-drawn animation are arduous and time-consuming, but there’s an earthiness to both of them that CG hasn’t yet been able to capture.

Here’s the synopsis for Early Man:

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

See the poster for Early Man below.

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Early Man is set to hit U.K. theaters on January 26, 2018, and in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018.

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HBO’s ‘Veep’ to Step Down After 7 Seasons

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Selina Meyers is finally conceding, and Veep is ending after seven seasons on the air on HBO.

The sardonic Emmy Award-winning comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the foul-mouthed presidential hopeful, which just finished airing its sixth season this June, will resign after season 7 airs in 2018.

Louis-Dreyfus and Veep showrunner David Mandel confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that only one season remains of Veep before it takes its final bow.

Louis-Dreyfus, who won a whopping five consecutive Emmys for outstanding lead actress for Veep and is up for a sixth, admitted to THR that playing Selina was a”role of a lifetime” — which is saying something for an actress who played Elaine Benes for nine seasons on Seinfeld — but all good things come to an end. She told THR:

“It became clear that this season should be the last season. We don’t want to repeat ourselves or wear out our welcome. The story has a finality to it that feels end-of-series.”

Veep never had to worry about repeating itself. Created by Armando Iannucci as a spiritual spin-off of his equally foul-mouthed series about the misadventures of British government workers, The Thick of ItVeep began as a story of an ambitious and hapless vice president with her sights set on the Oval Office. Iannucci left the show after its fourth season, but the comedy kept going strong, long since transcending its title to follow Selina as she ascended to the presidency, lost the presidency, then dealt poorly with her loss of importance and clout.

The sixth season — which dealt in particular with Selina’s post-presidential loss as she considered making another run for the White House — was admittedly a strange experience to watch in a post-Trump world. Mandel admitted that the sixth season’s storyline of Selina and her staff dealing with the fallout of a presidential loss was planned when they expected Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election, which made the usually surreal comedy feel like it hit a little too close to home. Now, in a time when politics and truth have become stranger than fiction, it may be the right time for Veep to close its Oval Office doors.

“It was just a very natural thing,” Mandel said to THR. “We don’t want to repeat ourselves or be boring. It’s bittersweet but it’s right.”

Mandel and Louis-Dreyfus said they have mapped out the final season of Veep, which will span 10 episodes. Mandel promised “a finality” to Selina’s journey. “I’m so fucking excited for what we’ve got on the board and for fans to see what we’ve cooked up,” Mandel said.

Production for the final season of Veep begins October 16. The seventh season will likely air on HBO in summer 2018.

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‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti and Star Bill Skarsgard on Creating True Evil [Interview]

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Bill Skarsgard‘s small roles in movies like Allegiant and Atomic Blonde didn’t leave much of an impact on me, but after seeing his terrifying take on Pennywise the Dancing Clown in the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s It, he certainly has my attention. Director Andy Muschietti saw something in the young actor’s audition that no one else did, and together they crafted a new version of Pennywise that’s frightening, otherworldly, and truly feels as if you’re watching evil incarnated.

At the film’s press junket last week, I participated in a roundtable interview with Muschietti and Skarsgard and spoke with them about this updated Pennywise, casting the Losers’ Club kids, and one of Skarsgard’s acting choices as Pennywise that particularly fascinated me.

Skarsgard explained that he spent three days “playing around with different things and voices and facial expressions” before his audition to discover a version of the character that was unique to his strengths as an actor, and that work paid off: Muschietti responded immediately to his take, and the two almost instantly began molding Skarsgard’s spin on the character, even before the studio officially hired the actor.

This Pennywise is an imposing physical presence, looming over his prey and getting in the faces of his victims. When asked about how he went about incorporating that physicality into the character, Skarsgard explained:

“When I was thinking about what scares me, the concept of unpredictABILITY [he shouts the second half of the word to emphasize his point] is something that’s very scary to me. If you have explosiveness and quick changes, it’s something that’s very unsettling. I wanted to incorporate that unpredictability, but have the character be almost like, you know when you’re about to pop a balloon [between your hands]? It’s this tension of explosiveness that’s about to happen. In the character, if something happens, it’s super explosive. But there’s an unpredictability, as if you’re pulling something back and at any moment, it might snap. I wanted to incorporate that in the physicality of it.”

One of the concepts that didn’t explicitly make it into the film is the idea of the Macroverse, an alternate dimension that plays a key part in King’s novel. Without getting too spoilery, there’s always the chance it could factor into the sequel, but Muschietti described why he didn’t want to concentrate on it in this film and how Skarsgard managed to hint at it through his memorable performance:

“The other thing that Bill brought, among all the other amazing things, is there is a section in the book that talks about another dimension, the Macroverse. I didn’t want to go into that in the story because I felt I didn’t want to make it a fantasy as much as the emotional journey of these kids and the magic of childhood against the horrors of growing up incarnated in this monster. But the way that he incorporated the presence of the other side into the performance is fantastic. We talked about, ‘What is the Macroverse, and how do we express it without showing it?’ And it was always present. There was always a balance between alluring behavior and something that was [lurking] there that was not human behavior at all.”

There’s plenty more info out there about how the new Pennywise came to be, and you can read about it in one of Jacob Hall’s set visit articles if you’re dying for more. And while Jacob also had a chance to interview the young cast who makes up the Losers’ Club (the movie’s young protagonists), Muschietti spoke about how he decided to cast those up-and-coming actors:

“I really, really wanted to find kids that not only were talented and looked like they did in my mind, but I also wanted to go further and find actors that had the DNA of the characters. I knew that in the moment it would be helpful to bring that group of characters, those kids, to life. So that was a criteria that I wanted to apply. Bit by bit, tape by tape, I started looking at the personality of the kids, not only in the performing, but also in their off-screen [lives], and that’s how it happened.

You have Richie Tozier and you have Eddie Kaspbrak, one is a verbal diarrhea, the other is a hypochondriac maniac – neurotic, too. Another one is OCD. I’m not saying all of these flaws are one hundred percent in these kids, but there’s something of each character that is intrinsic to the kid’s personality. That was how we started, and then of course comes the chemistry of them all. You had to see the Losers as a character itself. You had to put them together in a room. In some cases I was sure about who it was, and in other cases I had two or three options, and it was about mixing and matching whoever was in that room, and it all shines through. It all comes to the surface, and you see it, and that’s how it happened.”

Muschietti isn’t just tooting his own horn, either: the relationship between the kids who play the Losers is one of the best parts about this film, and the casting is so spot-on that it feels as if these kids materialized straight from the pages of King’s novel and walked onto a film set.

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But for me, the most interesting conversation of the day was when I asked Bill Skarsgard about one specific tactic that his Pennywise showcases a few times in the film. This isn’t a spoiler, but throughout the movie, Pennywise mocks his victims directly to their faces, as if he’s toying with them immediately before he goes in for the final kill. When I asked if this was scripted or something the actor added to the movie, he explained it was a choice he made himself and talked about why it was something he thought was integral to the character:

“It wasn’t scripted. That was something that I really wanted to incorporate. With the character, it’s like, ‘What defines evil? Real, real evil, and monstrosity?’ And having a crying child and then mocking that crying child is, to me, one of the most horrific things you can do. So I’m like, ‘Fucking great, let’s do that!’ So the mocking, and it’s almost like Pennywise hates this kid. Like, [makes mocking noises]. In the moment, about to kill this kid, it’s horrifying to me. Anything that is horrifying to me is something that I wanted to amplify, so the audience felt the same way.”

Mission accomplished.

It opens in theaters this Friday, September 8, 2017.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Posters Splash Some Color on Marvel’s Heroes and Villains

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To go along with our extensive set visit report for Thor: Ragnarok today, Marvel Studios also sent over some bright, colorful new character posters featuring the cast of the cosmic comic book sequel.

Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum and (kinda) Mark Ruffalo all get their own posters, each with an explosion of colored powder surrounding them. Even though character posters may be excessive marketing, at least these look fairly cool.

Check out the Thor Ragnarok posters below.

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Thor: Ragnarok also stars Karl Urban as Skurge, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, and director Taika Waititi himself as the motion-capture character Korg, but they’re apparently not cool enough to get their own posters. But since there’s still a couple months left before the movie hit theaters, I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of them in the marketing leading up to the movie

If you want to see more from Thor: Ragnarok, you can watch the most recently released trailer over here.

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – The Incredible Hulk!”

Thor: Ragnarok arrives on November 3.

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‘Thor Ragnarok’ Set Visit: Everything We Learned About the Cosmic Sequel

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Back on September 14, 2016, myself and a group of online reporters found themselves hopping through space from the golden realm of Asgard to the vibrant, space trash city called Sakaar. No, we didn’t figure out how to traverse the galaxy, but we did make quite the long journey down to Brisbane, Australia to visit the set of the Marvel Studios sequel Thor: Ragnarok.

As we’ve seen in the trailers for the latest adventure following the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth), this time we find Thor a little out of his element. First, his trusty hammer Mjolnir has been broken by Hela the goddess of death (Cate Blanchett), who has also started a reign of terror and destruction throughout Asgard. Plus, he’s been captured by a bounty hunter named Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) on a strange planet called Sakaar, given a haircut and forced to compete in gladiatorial combat against Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), which is controlled by a man called The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) who’s hanging around with his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). That’s the gist of what we already know about the movie. Would you like to know more?

Below, read out full Thor Ragnarok set visit report with tons of new details about the movie, but beware of potential spoilers.

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Thor Has Been a Lone Gunslinger for Two Years

For all the fans who have been wondering why Thor wasn’t around to get involved with the skirmish in Captain America: Civil War, the events of Thor: Ragnarok hold the answer. When we catch up with Thor at the beginning of the movie, he’s been away on his own for two years, but he hasn’t been sulking. Instead, he’s been trying to track down the puppet master behind some of the recent near-world-ending events, and looking for the Infinity Stones in order to prevent the doomed future he saw for Asgard and his people in Avengers: Age of Ultron. This has sent him across the cosmos on a number of adventures that have branched off from his original quest.

Unfortunately for Thor, despite these adventures making him a much more confident traveler of the galaxy, with Earthly sarcasm to spare, his latest endeavor has found him captured in Muspelheim, one of the Nine Realms of the universe, ruled by the fire god called Surtur. We’ve seen Surtur in a quick shot from the end of the most recent Thor: Ragnarok trailer with Hulk jumping toward the massive, fiery, horned god, but that’s a sequence that isn’t part of Thor’s entanglement in Muspelheim early on in the movie, and is likely part of the climax in some capacity.

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What is Muspelheim?

As glimpsed in the Thor: Ragnarok trailer, Muspelheim is very fiery and dark, looking very much like Mount Doom. Production designer Dan Hennah explained even more about the design of the realm, saying that it was essentially a Dyson sphere, a cosmic entity that completely encompasses a star and captures most or all of its power output. Muspelheim has been drawing power out of a dying star for a long time now, and that’s what keeps the dragons and demons who live in this realm energized.

Somehow, Thor makes it out of this nightmare realm.

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Thor Returns to Asgard, Where Loki Has Been Living it Up

Without learning too many specifics, we found out that after being stuck in Muspelheim, Thor finally makes it back to Asgard and is reunited with Odin. However, as we know, the Odin in Asgard is not the real king of the realm that we know. Loki dispatched with Odin, and the god of mischief impersonated his adoptive father in the final scene of Thor: The Dark World, sending Thor on his way after he turned down the chance to inherit the mantle of king.

Producer Brad Winderbaum revealed that Loki has been living it up since then as the ruler of Asgard. However, Loki soon discovers that there are things he was not prepared to deal with. It turns out that Odin was doing more than anyone had thought to keep certain threats at bay. Very quickly we see that Asgard cannot stay safe while Odin is away, and that opens up a window for Hela to wreak havoc on the realm.

We were told something spoilery happens in Asgard, and I feel like it might be Thor discovering Loki’s deception and promptly forcing the mischievous brother to accompany him down to Earth so they might find their displaced father. That would leave Asgard open for the taking. But there’s also a chance that the spoilery event could be Hela’s arrival in Asgard, thereby putting the two brothers on a path to find their father to restore order. Either way, the gods of mischief and thunder are going to the Big Apple.

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Thor and Loki Hit the Road

Set photos from awhile back revealed Thor and Loki wandering the streets of New York City, or rather the streets of Brisbane, Australia standing in for New York City, and our set visit confirmed that Thor and Loki end up here after reuniting in Asgard. In fact, Thor was seen on set wearing the exact same clothes as he was in the Doctor Strange credits scene where the god of thunder has an exchange with the Sorcerer Supreme about his brother Loki. But more importantly, that scene ended with Doctor Strange offering to help Thor find his father Odin so that they can all go back to Asgard.

Another set photo glimpsed previously showed Anthony Hopkins as Odin looking like a hobo on the streets of New York City, so whenever we find the king of Asgard, he’s probably not in the best shape. At some point, the two brothers will surely find their father, but I’m betting that getting back to Asgard won’t be easy. This could be when Hela shows up on Earth. After all, we saw a piece of concept art awhile back featuring Hela in a city alley with Thor and Loki, still in Asgardian garb, looking up at her with trepidation, not to mention the fact that the scene where Hela destroys Mjolnir appears to be happening in a city alley.

Perhaps just as Thor, Loki and Odin are about to head back to Asgard by way of the Bifrost Bridge, Hela arrives to stop them and destroys Mjolnir. Somehow they still end up making a run for it back to Asgard by way of the Bifrost Bridge, but end up knocked off their path (as we glimpsed in the most recent trailer) and stranded on the planet Sakaar. Again, there’s a lot of speculation here, but all this comes from trying to piece together little tidbits we learned on the set and details that have surfaced elsewhere.

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The Morning Watch: ‘Rick and Morty’ Prank Call, ‘Stranger Things’ Character Introductions & More

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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland prank calls Joel Osteen’s church in Texas completely in character as the perpetually drunk but brilliant Rick. Plus, a video essay looks at how characters are introduced in the first season of Stranger Things, and a new episode of The Dan Cave looks at why video game movies typically suck.

While appearing on the H3 Podcast recently, Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland prank called Joel Osteen’s church in an effort to speak to the famous preacher who didn’t immediately open up his church to Hurricane Harvey victims until some people made a big stink about it. Roiland gets through to the church’s prayer line, in character as Rick Sanchez, and this somehow results in the woman speaking to him in tongues. It’s strange and hilarious.

A new video essay from Karsten Runquist explores how skillfully and cleverly Netflix’s series Stranger Things introduces the characters. The way that a character is introduced hints at what their role will be for the rest of the first season. Right off the bat it’s impressive to see how quickly we get a sense of what kind of characters the young boys at the center of the story really are and how they will interact with each other as the series goes on. Watch the entire video for more insight.

Finally, Dan Casey from Nerdist has delivered a new episode of The Dan Cave where he examines why video game movies have consistently been terrible ever since the subgenre first kicked off with the abysmal Super Mario Bros. back in 1993.

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Happy #TIFF2017! Rent 5 Great Canadian Films for $1.99 Each!

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It’s that time of the year again, festival lovers! The red carpets are rolling out and Toronto is buzzing with celebs. That’s right, it’s #TIFF17 time!

This year, we’ve got a few animated gems you can watch (Threads, Charles, and The Tesla World Light), as well as legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin‘s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed.

As always, to celebrate the exceptional Canadian films being showcased at #TIFF2017, we and our amazing friends over at Canada Screens have a selection of 5 great Canadian films you can rent at a discounted rate of $1.99 each!

See more films hereThe rebate ends September 17th!

Stories We Tell

Enjoy Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sarah Polley’s genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

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Starbuck

Montreal comedian Patrick Huard plays a slacker whose life is changed when 142 people he helped artificially inseminate file a class action lawsuit against him.

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Mommy

A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help.

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Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

When a malevolent Inuit spirit is summoned to cause strife and mischief in a small community, the lives of two brothers, Amaqjuaq, the Strong One and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, are irrevocably disrupted.

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Year of the Carnivore

This charming romantic-comedy-drama about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she’s bad in bed so she goes out to get more experience to win him over.

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Happy #TIFF2017! Rent 5 Great Canadian Films for $1.99 Each!

It’s that time of the year again, festival lovers! The red carpets are rolling out and Toronto is buzzing with celebs. That’s right, it’s #TIFF17 time!

This year, we’ve got a few animated gems you can watch (Threads, Charles, and The Tesla World Light), as well as legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin‘s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed.

As always, to celebrate the exceptional Canadian films being showcased at #TIFF2017, we and our amazing friends over at Canada Screens have a selection of 5 great Canadian films you can rent at a discounted rate of $1.99 each!

See more films hereThe rebate ends September 17th!

Stories We Tell

Enjoy Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sarah Polley’s genre-twisting film that playfully excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/stories_we_tell/

Rent the film here

Starbuck

Montreal comedian Patrick Huard plays a slacker whose life is changed when 142 people he helped artificially inseminate file a class action lawsuit against him.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/starbuck_en/

Rent the film here

Mommy

A widowed single mom finds herself burdened with the full-time custody of her explosive 15-year-old ADHD son. As they try to make ends meet and struggle with their unpredictable ménage, the new girl across the street, Kyla, benevolently offers her help.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/mommy_en/

Rent the film here

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

When a malevolent Inuit spirit is summoned to cause strife and mischief in a small community, the lives of two brothers, Amaqjuaq, the Strong One and Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, are irrevocably disrupted.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/atanarjuat_the_fast_runner/

Rent the film here

Year of the Carnivore

This charming romantic-comedy-drama about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she’s bad in bed so she goes out to get more experience to win him over.

oehttps://www.nfb.ca/film/year_of_the_carnivore/

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