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How To Stream 2021’s Best Movies
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How To Stream 2021’s Best Movies

December is here which means that we're rapidly approaching my favorite time of the year: awards season! This week alone has already seen the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review, and the New York Film Critics Circle give away their top honors. There are plenty more kudos to follow, heading towards the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. While there are buzzed-about titles that will be getting theatrical-only releases over the next month or two, many of the year's best films are already streaming or available to rent on VOD. This post will help point you in the right direction so you can get caught up over the holidays and be ready for your office or friend Oscar pools! The list below includes titles available now and some that will be dropping in the weeks ahead. When...
Looking to Fill 31 Days of Horror? Halloween Streaming Tips Are Here!
Film, Reviews

Looking to Fill 31 Days of Horror? Halloween Streaming Tips Are Here!

Are you looking for some thrills and chills for streaming this spooky Halloween season? The good news is that there is something for everybody out there, you just have to know where to look. If all you want to do is watch scary movies for the next few weeks, you should really subscribe to Shudder. That's just what they do year-round: the best of horror, new and old. Favorites like "Carrie," "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Hellraiser," and "Night of the Living Dead" are currently on hand along with brand new releases like the latest installment of the anthology series "V/H/S/94" and Simon Barrett's "Seance." https://youtu.be/opnSln8Ue2U Netflix already released the 'Fear Street' trilogy this year, but have a few more tricks up their sleeve for the month. Just this week they d...
Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” a Ride Worth Taking (Review)
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Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” a Ride Worth Taking (Review)

After the wild success of five movies based on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride that collectively earned over $4.5 billion at the global box office, it shouldn't be surprising that Disney would adapt more of their famous theme park attractions for the big screen. When I first heard that they were going to make a movie out of the Jungle Cruise ride that began in Disneyland back in 1955, I was extraordinarily skeptical. It wasn't until I saw the first trailer that I started to get intrigued at what they had done. It all starts with director Jaume Collet-Serra, who has previously made several horror and suspense films like "House Of Wax" and "The Shallows." He's managed to take what could have been a rather boring idea and infused it with the kind of wild adventure spirit that har...
Tribeca 2021: “Wolfgang” (Review)
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Tribeca 2021: “Wolfgang” (Review)

The launch of Spago in 1982 put Wolfgang Puck on the map and, next to perhaps only Julia Child a few decades prior, he became one of the first celebrity chefs to fully integrate into popular culture. His life from growing up in an abusive household in Austria to the commercialization of "California Cuisine" is the subject of this new documentary from David Gelb ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi"). Still hard at work at the age of 71, Puck's story is inspirational and aspirational. This may explain how the movie was picked up by Disney. It really tells the story of a person who fought against the odds and was consistently told they couldn't make it, but kept fighting for something he was passionate about. It paid off in spades. The man has two Michelin stars, over 20 fine dining restauran...
Disney’s “Cruella” is Darkly Wicked Fun (Review)
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Disney’s “Cruella” is Darkly Wicked Fun (Review)

Disney has always had a habit of raiding their past in order to fuel their present-day success. Before home video, they frequently reissued their classic films in theaters and that eventually turned into the cash-cow of the Disney Vault wherein their most classic films would get released on vhs/dvd/blu-ray for a limited time and then they would build up demand for those same titles by pulling them off the market for years at a time. In 2014, they turned their focus onto a famous Disney villain by releasing the live-action film "Maleficent," which had Angelina Jolie tackling the evil queen from the animated classic "Sleeping Beauty." It racked up over $750 million at the international box office and spawned a sequel, so it can't be a big surprise that they are back to flesh out another...