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New to Streaming: SuperGirl and Buried

Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Distribution via indiewire.com

Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Distribution via indiewire.com

One week of summer left but our favorite streaming services are giving us new content to keep the temperature high. Both Netflix and Hulu are seeing agreements with networks kick in specifically with CW as hit shows hit the web. Movie content has also taken a big step forward, especially on Hulu as they are quickly becoming the go-to for recent films.

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VOD Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

One of the more under-sold movies of 2016 is the Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (Focus 2015) directed film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, based on Kim Barker’s book “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Starring Tina Fey, this film broke many cinematic norms and crossed genres to create something that was funny but also introspective and personal.

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Did You Know: Tom Hanks

Image Courtesy of WB via Variety.com

Image Courtesy of WB via Variety.com

It has been nearly seven years since Tom Hanks starred in a movie that finished number one in the box office. His latest film Sully, about the passenger airplane pilot Captain Chesley Sullenberger who safely landed a plane in the Hudson River, topped the domestic box office with a $35 million opening. For that reason we take a look at some little known facts about the extremely long and successful career of Tom Hanks.

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Review: The Get Down, Episode 1

image via Variety

image via Variety

The 90-minute first episode of Netflix’s latest original series The Get Down is one of the most talked about new shows in entertainment. That’s impressive seeing as the streaming service is still white-hot after the positive reviews of Stranger Things. However, The Get Down is a very different kind of show. Not only is it Netflix’s most expensive but it is also one of the most urban and diverse pieces yet to be produced on streaming television.

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New to Streaming: Louis CK, Alison Brie and Danish Historical Melodrama

Save the Date movie still via IMDB.com

Save the Date movie still via IMDB.com

Mid August is showing us just how eclectic streaming services have become with content ranging from stand-up comedy to historical dramas. Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime have certainly taken their content to the next level although still lack the know-how in letting us know what’s out there.

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Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Movie still from Batman: The Killing Joke "via imdb.com

Movie still from Batman: The Killing Joke via imdb.com

The dark journey of Batman in cinema has been a slow, and somewhat disturbing, competition as to who can take the story to more morbid lows. For decades, DC Comics has ventured down that road and come up with some awful situations for not only the Dark Knight but his companions as well. So it should come as no surprise that someone would take a stab at adapting Alan Moore’s controversial 1988 graphic novel The Killing Joke.

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New to Streaming: How to Win the US Presidency & Chasing Amy

Chasing Amy film still

Chasing Amy film still

If you’re like me, part polar bear, you’re looking to keep your face in front of an air conditioner for most of the month of August. That makes it hard to do much of anything so knowing what’s new on Netflix and Hulu is essential. Nearly all streaming services are horrendous at letting us know what’s new, that’s why we’re starting this new weekly piece to give you the highlights of what’s coming to the modern way to consume entertainment.

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Did You Know: Bill Murray

Photo by Albert L. Ortega - © 2015 Albert L. Ortega

Photo by Albert L. Ortega – © 2015 Albert L. Ortega

Actor, stand-up comic, golfer, prankster… Bill Murray is many things but, in the world of Hollywood, the best word to describe him is legendary. With a career that has spanned over forty years, Murray has gone from bit comic to Oscar-nominated actor. His most recent film Rock the Kasbah reunited him with director Barry Levinson and hits theaters this Friday.

Despite being in the public eye for decades, he remains one of the more private individuals in the business. We hope to shed some light on a few little known facts about Murray’s long and illustrious career.  Continue reading

What to Watch: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and More

October is heating up with a weekend of films that seem to cover just about every category. The most noteworthy film of the bunch keeps with the yearly installment of found-footage horror flicks with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. The latest installment of the franchise, now going on its eighth year, brings a bit more fiction to the table with a camera specifically built to see spirits in an effort to protect a young family from dangerous ghouls.  Continue reading

What to Watch: No Escape and We Are Your Friends

Still of Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare in No Escape (2015)

Still of Owen Wilson, Lake Bell, Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare in No Escape (2015)

The luster of the summer movie season is now completely gone. A few late season holdouts look to get us through Labor Day but expectations are not very high. Still, that doesn’t mean that quality should lack, as the two featured releases for this week look to make a strong impression with movie goers. No Escape and We Are Your Friends are not your typical genre films for the season. As the weather cools off, we see thrillers and dark dramas make their way out of the high-octane summer months.  Continue reading