‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ 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 BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee-directed biographical comedy-drama; John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, Jasper Pääkkönen, Corey Hawkins, Ryan Eggold, Michael Buscemi, Paul Walter Hauser, Ashlie Atkinson, Harry Belafonte; rated…

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Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Incredibles 2’ Should Have Ended, Queen’s Best Soundtrack Moments and More

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Incredibles 2’ Should Have Ended, Queen’s Best Soundtrack Moments and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Alternate Ending of the Day: Incredibles 2 could have ended up so much earlier and easier, according to this animated parody: Soundtrack Showcase of the Day: In honor of the success of Bohemian Rhapsody, here’s Fandor and Jacob T. Swinney with a look at Queen’s best soundtrack appearances in movies and TV: Mashup of the Day: Netflix’s hit new series The…

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‘The Color Purple’ Will Hit the Big Screen Again in Musical Form; Here’s Everything We Know

‘The Color Purple’ Will Hit the Big Screen Again in Musical Form; Here’s Everything We Know

As long as you’re going to remake a movie, you might as well do something different with the material. That’s why musical remakes are so much more interesting than straight rehashes. They tend to follow the original movie being turned into a Broadway musical with that stage production then being re-adapted for the screen. We’ve seen it recently with Hairspray and The Producers but music-infused remakes used to be a pretty common occurrence in Hollywood….

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Next 3 Music-themed Movies: ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘Rocketman’

Next 3 Music-themed Movies: ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘Rocketman’

Rami Malek stars as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of famed rock band Queen, in Bohemian Rhapsody (above), which opened over the weekend to great interest from audiences. The musical biopic earned an estimated $50 million in the U.S., per Box Office Mojo, and has now grossed more than $141 million worldwide. Naturally, our thoughts turn to what’s next in the world of music-themed biographical portraits, and we don’t have to wait long. Here’s a look…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Beauty of End Credits, How to Create a Perfect Movie Villain and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Beauty of End Credits, How to Create a Perfect Movie Villain and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: In this supercut video essay, Kirby Ferguson celebrates movie endings and the credits that come afterward: Filmmaking Lesson of the Day: The latest Filmento video essay shares some ideas for how to create a perfect movie villain: Video Essay of the Day: The latest Like Stories of Old video essay makes the case for why Children of…

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Remembering Claymation Legend Will Vinton, ‘The Hate U Give’ Screenwriter Audrey Wells and More Reel-Important People We Lost in October

Remembering Claymation Legend Will Vinton, ‘The Hate U Give’ Screenwriter Audrey Wells and More Reel-Important People We Lost in October

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Paul G. Allen (1953-2018) – Businessman. In addition to co-founding Microsoft and his work in various other ventures, he co-owned Vulcan Productions and produced the…

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Comics on Film: Who Is Black Mask, Ewan McGregor’s Character in ‘Birds of Prey’?

Comics on Film: Who Is Black Mask, Ewan McGregor’s Character in ‘Birds of Prey’?

While segments of Star Wars fandom continue to try and advocate for a spin-off film featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, comics-based movie fans were given one hell of a surprise this week when we learned that actor Ewan McGregor would be jumping into superhero film for the first time, specifically into the DC Universe. McGregor will join the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey…

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Today in Movie Culture: Horror and the Suburbs, a Tribute to Guillermo del Toro and More

Today in Movie Culture: Horror and the Suburbs, a Tribute to Guillermo del Toro and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Video Essay of the Day: Just because it’s no longer Halloweentime doesn’t mean we can’t keep looking at horror movies. This Renegade Cut video essay explores the significance of the suburbs in scary movies: Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato shows 24 reasons why Pixar’s Coco is the same movie as 1993’s The Halloween Tree: Movie Fact Check of the…

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Ewan McGregor Joins ‘Birds of Prey’; Here’s Everything We Know

Ewan McGregor Joins ‘Birds of Prey’; Here’s Everything We Know

Margot Robbie will reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn in the upcoming Birds of Prey; she will also serve as a producer. Her character was very much her own woman; smart, strong and sassy, she did whatever she felt was best for herself in any particular moment. So it should be exciting to see her lead the way in a project that’s been described as a “girl gang movie.” Ewan McGregor, who most…

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