‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Soars Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Soars 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 Ocean’s 8 (action-comedy; Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Matt Damon, Katie Holmes, Dakota Fanning; rated PG-13)…

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Remembering Aretha Franklin, Barbara Harris, Neil Simon and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

Remembering Aretha Franklin, Barbara Harris, Neil Simon and More Reel-Important People We Lost in August

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. Andre Blay (1937-2018) – Producer. His movies include John Carpenter’s They Live, Prince of Darkness and Village of the Damned as well as the 1988…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Matrix’ Meets ‘The Terminator,’ a Golden Age ‘He-Man’ Movie and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Matrix’ Meets ‘The Terminator,’ a Golden Age ‘He-Man’ Movie and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Mashup of the Day: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day calls Neo from The Matrix in this excellent mashup from Dr. Machakil: Remade Movie of the Day: Darth Blender mashed up some old movies to show what a “premake” of Masters of the Universe would have been like: Franchise Breakdown of the Day: In anticipation of The Nun, this…

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Next 3 Sci-Fi Worlds: ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Chaos Walking,’ ‘Captive State’

Next 3 Sci-Fi Worlds: ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Chaos Walking,’ ‘Captive State’

Back in May, a new, 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, thanks in part to the efforts of filmmaker Christopher Nolan. The new print played in select theaters earlier this summer. More recently, a magnificent 4K restoration of the film has been playing in theaters nationwide. The wonder of seeing the timeless classic on the big screen made us wonder what new, sci-fi worlds will…

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ 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 Hereditary (horror; Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel, Brock McKinney; rated R) Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (documentary; Fred Rogers; rated PG-13) Adrift (romantic…

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Today in Movie Culture: Eminem’s ‘Venom’ Theme Song, ‘Moana’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Musical Mashup and More

Today in Movie Culture: Eminem’s ‘Venom’ Theme Song, ‘Moana’ and ‘The Little Mermaid’ Musical Mashup and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Soundtrack Song of the Day: Eminem released a new single that’s a theme song from the Venom soundtrack, and it also appears on his latest album. Listen here: Musical Mashup of the Day: Speaking of soundtrack songs, here are some Disney fans singing an a capella mashup of “Where You Are” from Moana and “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid:…

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The Week in Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Lines Up a Dream Role, Our Guides to the Fall Movies and More

The Week in Movie News: Dwayne Johnson Lines Up a Dream Role, Our Guides to the Fall Movies and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Dwayne Johnson will finally play King Kamehameha: Dwayne Johnson is taking on his dream roles, at last. The former pro wrestler has been talking about playing legendary Hawaiian ruler Kamehameha I ever since he first became an actor 20 years ago. Now it’s finally happening, with the Robert Zemeckis-helmed biopic King. Read everything we know about the movie…

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Comics on Film: What’s Going On With Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’?

Comics on Film: What’s Going On With Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’?

We’ve known for a while now that director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) would be shepherding a new film based on DC Comics’ ultimate villain, the Joker. What we now don’t seem to know is what’s really happening with it behind the scenes, since a relatively high-profile piece of casting news seemed to come and go without much ceremony recently. Beyond that, though, details of that casting news seemed to indicate something of a departure from…

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Final ‘The Predator’ Trailer Lets the Dogs Out; Here’s Everything We Know

Final ‘The Predator’ Trailer Lets the Dogs Out; Here’s Everything We Know

Cover yourself in mud, and get to the choppah, because The Predator is on its way. The fourth movie in the series about lethal alien “space hunters” — or sixth if we count the Alien vs. Predator crossovers — looks to be a very different take on a property that began with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the jungles of South America in 1987. Ahead of the movie’s release, Fox has released one more final trailer, and…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Meets ‘Star Wars,’ the Problem With X-Ray Vision and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Meets ‘Star Wars,’ the Problem With X-Ray Vision and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Dream Crossover of the Day: We’ve seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe perfect the movie crossover, but could the Avengers ever share the screen with Star Wars characters? Here’s a mashup pitting Wakanda against the Gungans for a tease of such greater ambitions: Mashup of the Day: Speaking of crossovers with Star Wars, here’s a couple who love Beauty and the Beast…

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