‘The Equalizer 2’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘The Equalizer 2’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Alpha (action-adventure; Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Priya Rajaratnam; rated PG-13) The Meg (sci-fi action-thriller; Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston…

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Today in Movie Culture: Alternate ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Endings, ‘Detective Pikachu’ Easter Eggs and More

Today in Movie Culture: Alternate ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Endings, ‘Detective Pikachu’ Easter Eggs and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Alternate Endings of the Day: With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald out this Friday, here’s an animated look at how Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should have ended: Easter Eggs of the Day: Need a guide to all the Easter eggs and everything else in the new Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer? Nerdist has you covered: Truthful Marketing of…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Franchise Recap of the Day: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this weekend, so cram a recap of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies so far: Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Philip Brubaker tells us all we need to know about exposition as it’s used in movies: Movie Parody of the Day: This Studio C comedy…

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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee, 95, Passes Away

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee, 95, Passes Away

Comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee has passed away, according to The Hollywood Reporter and multiple other sources. He was 95 years old. It would be impossible to understate Lee’s influence upon multiple generations of comic book readers and creators, as well as movie lovers and filmmakers. He has left a lasting mark on popular culture, thanks to the textured and beloved characters he created and/or developed, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Fantastic…

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Watch the First ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Watch the First ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

You weren’t expecting that the first truly great video game movie would also be a Pokemon movie, did you? All signs point to the former being a possibility, with Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the Nintendo game Detective Pikachu, starring everyone’s favorite snarky voice actor, Ryan Reynolds. The first trailer for the upcoming movie (watch it down below) hints that, thanks to Reynolds voicing the title character, this is sort of going to be Deadpool…

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First ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Teases Fun to Come; Here’s Everything We Know

First ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Teases Fun to Come; Here’s Everything We Know

Pixar continues to enjoy great success at the box office, as evidenced by the record-breaking opening this past summer for the critically-acclaimed Incredibles 2. The action-adventure ended up earning more than $1.2 billion worldwide. The next release from Pixar will be Toy Story 4. Though Toy Story 3 appeared to wrap up the series nicely back in 2010, Toy Story 4 will reportedly be a romantic comedy that will stand apart from the first three…

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In ‘Widows,’ Crime Gets a New Face; Here’s Everything We Know

In ‘Widows,’ Crime Gets a New Face; Here’s Everything We Know

Crime thrillers offer audiences the opportunity to live vicariously through the heroes and villians portrayed on screen. Often those characters are brooding and brutal, manly men who have little time for the women in their lives; they are too busy planning spectacular crimes and scheming how they’ll spend their ill-gotten gains. Widows flips the book, so to speak, smashing stereotypes and placing a strong group of women at the heart of an intense crime drama….

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Next 3 Major Family Movies: ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ ‘Dumbo’

Next 3 Major Family Movies: ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ ‘Dumbo’

A cheerful comedy about a grouchy creature who doesn’t like Christmas, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, opened over the weekend to grand success. Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays the titular character with gruff yet winsome authority, leads the voice cast in the animated holiday adventure, joined by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is ideal for families. More family films are coming soon to theaters, including Ralph Breaks the Internet…

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The Week in Movie News: Spielberg Revisiting ‘The Color Purple,’ First ‘Missing Link’ Trailer and More

The Week in Movie News: Spielberg Revisiting ‘The Color Purple,’ First ‘Missing Link’ Trailer and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Steven Spielberg is redoing The Color Purple as a musical: Steven Spielberg is revisiting his first serious drama by producing an adaptation of the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple, partnering again with Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Read everything we know about the remake here. GREAT NEWS Chris McKay is directing the Jonny Quest movie: The…

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Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Connects to ‘Harry Potter,’ Why the Grinch is Right and More

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Connects to ‘Harry Potter,’ Why the Grinch is Right and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Franchise Recap of the Day: Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law share a look at the ways that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald connect to the Harry Potter movies: Musical Parody of the Day: Speaking of the Wizarding World franchise, The Warp Zone has written lyrics to the Harry Potter theme: Character in Close-Up: In honor of the release of The…

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