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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
There is no denying that Westerns are a long forgotten genre in the minds of moviegoers in 2015. However, there was a time when it was as popular as superhero films are today. And during that time there was no bigger star than the Duke, John Wayne. His roles in classics like The Searchers and Stagecoach introduced audiences to the kind of swagger we see from leading men today and a bravado that men and women alike found interesting.
This week we look at a few tidbits that you may not know about one of Hollywood’s most successful leading men. Continue reading
At this point we are at the end of the summer movie season, leaving us with films that did not have the same level of hype as ones a few months ago but could still pack the same punch at the box office. This week, American Ultra and Sinister 2 look to battle for a place next to last week’s smash hit Straight Outta Compton. Continue reading