Chances are you’re still catching up on your movie-watching from 2018, but we’re two weeks into 2019 and Hollywood stops for no one. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mind-bender is in theaters Jan. 18, and 2019 also promises a slew of Disney films, including the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. What’s happening in between? Of the upcoming offerings, we’ve picked out 65 films to keep an eye out for, for reasons ranging from “it’s a big blockbuster” to “we must discover the texture of Mothra” to “Jason Mantzoukas plays Tick Tock Man.” Here’s what’s on our radar. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, opening Jan. 18 M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable trilogy comes to a close with Glass, which collides superhero David Dunn (Bruce Willis), supervillain Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), and super-something The Horde (James McAvoy, cycling through 24 distinct personalities). As something of a rebuke to … [Read more...] about Our 65 most anticipated movies of 2019
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The seemingly endless options afforded by Netflix are a blessing and a curse. Though you might find something to watch eventually, you might also just end up spending an hour scrolling through movies without settling on anything at all. To help minimize scrolling time — and maybe bring some underseen gems to your attention — we’ve put together a rolling list of the best movies on Netflix. We’ve got everything from Oscar-winners to recent hits to peak action movies and no-holds-barred comedies, so close your eyes and throw a dart (not literally), and give whatever you land on a shot. We promise it’ll be worth the watch. For more recommendations, read our list of The Best Movies of 2018 The Assassin (2015) If you like your wuxia artful, methodical and meditative-to-a-near-breaking-point, you must behold this low-key masterpiece by Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times). The film centers on Nie (Shu Qui), who was kidnapped as a girl, trained by a … [Read more...] about The absolute best movies now on Netflix
Astronomers believe that there are more than 40 billion planets inhabiting the space of the Milky Way. There are nearly as many movies filed under Netflix’s “sci-fi & fantasy” tag. Reaching them all in a single lifetime would require light-speed Wi-Fi and a galaxy brain, so allow us to provide a streaming wormhole. Tucked under the gas giants of the platform — we don’t need to tell you to watch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Armageddon or Guardians of the Galaxy — these are the Netflix sci-fi movies you should actually watch (and soon — they could pull a Krypton and disappear from the platform at any moment). Psychokinesis (2018) From Korean animator Yeon Sang-ho — best known for his jump to live action, 2016’s zombie knockout Train to Busan (also on Netflix) — Psychokinesis follows Shin, a bumbling, borderline-alcoholic security guard who drinks from a mountain spring recently infected by a meteorite and gains telekinetic … [Read more...] about 13 sci-fi movies now on Netflix that you need to see
If you haven’t played Wish Studios' That’s You!, it might come as a surprise to learn that there’s a strong link between this PS4 party game and the films of Wes Anderson. If you have, you’ll know it captures some of Anderson’s gentle surrealism, his eye for symmetry, use of color and his eye for graphic detail. Still, what’s unexpected is that it comes as part of a Sony PlayLink game. In other words, it’s designed to firmly locate the fun between the players in the room and their connected smartphones, where the game delivers the questions to them. The TV simply plays a supporting role, managing the game, collating scores and providing a soundtrack. And yet That’s You! also happens to feature incredibly lushly realized room settings, through which the camera lovingly pans and dollies while you answer quizzes and draw silly pictures. But there’s a good reason why: the devs at Wish Studios … [Read more...] about How a Wes Anderson movie prop maker helped develop That’s You!
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies