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13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit
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13 Classic Songs From Stranger Things You Should Revisit

The popular show Stranger Things has been one of the biggest hit series for Netflix since it launched in the summer of 2016. Someone should give whoever has been selecting the music for the show a huge raise. Season after season, the soundtrack has been setting the mood. Here are 13 different songs to revisit (and where to find them) if you've been following along. 13. The Bangles "Hazy Shade Of Winter" Written and performed by Simon & Garfunkel, the song was originally released in the fall of 1966. The Bangles recorded a cover for the Less Than Zero soundtrack which was released in 1987. Their version peaked at #2 on the Billboard Chart. Watch: Season 1, Episode 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxrwImCJCqk 12. Dead or Alive "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)"...
Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” vs. Meg Myers’ Cover
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Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” vs. Meg Myers’ Cover

The 1985 Kate Bush classic "Running Up That Hill" recently hit #1 on the iTunes chart. An impressive feat considering the song was released 37 years ago. The track saw a resurgence thanks to a sync placement in the popular Netflix show Stranger Things. Meg Myers covered the song in recent years so, that got us thinking. Which version do you prefer? Sony Music Publishing "Running Up That Hill" was the lead single from the 1985 Kate Bush album Hounds of Love. It was her first hit in the US since the late 1970s. As for how the song ended up in Stranger Things, Variety takes an informative deeper dive. But before you read, their article includes some spoilers. If you haven't watched it yet, be mindful that they cover some plotlines. You can also check out some footage of the song's ...
What to Watch: June 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: June 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in June, we’ve got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you’d rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we’ve got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD Father Stu (May 30)Petite Maman (June 7)The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Buy on June 7, rent on June 21)Everything Everywhere All At Once (June 7) Wyrm (June 10)Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen (June 14)After Yang (June 21) Hit The Road (June 21)Flux Gourmet (June 24) https://youtu.be/oHraElR_v60 AMC+ White Elephant - This day & date theatrical release about an...
What to Watch: May 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: May 2022 Streaming Preview

If you're looking for something new on streaming in May, we've got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you'd rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we've got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD a-ha The Movie (May 10)Ambulance (PVOD available now to rent at $19.99 or buy at $24.99, regular price on June 14)Belle (May 3)Dual (May 20, also streaming on AMC+)The Great Freedom (May 20)Jane by Charlotte (May 6)The Lost City (May 10, also on Paramount+)Uncharted (PVOD now, regular price on May 10) Criterion Channel Directed by Richard Linklater - 18 film series including Slacke...
Netflix Doc Examines “all-American” Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (Review)
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Netflix Doc Examines “all-American” Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (Review)

'White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch' is a brand new Netflix documentary from director Alison Klayman ("Jagged"). While the company still exists in an altered form, clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch was an inescapable presence in malls across the country. No really, you couldn't escape it. If you were anywhere near it in the mall's footprint, you could smell their exclusive store scents wafting through the building and you could hear the bass of club remixes reverberating through the walls. If you were enticed through the doors by the often-shirtless young men who were hired as "models," you would see sexualized imagery on the walls, the shopping bags, and inside the A&F Quarterly magazine published by the company. It was "fast fashion" appealing ...
What to Watch: April 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: April 2022 Streaming Preview

If you're looking for something new on streaming in April, we've got you covered. Maybe you want to sit down with a brand new release to rent on VOD? If you'd rather check out something that has just hit a service you already subscribe to, we've got you covered there too. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly available on VOD Jackass Forever (buy now, rental on April 19) Jockey Moonfall (April 1) Parallel Mothers (buy now, rental on April 5) Uncharted (buy on April 26, rental on May 10) Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America Netflix Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood - Richard Linklater's latest is an ode to NASA and his childhood in Houston, Texas (April 1)The Bubble - Pande...
‘The Andy Warhol Diaries’ Come to Life on Netflix (Review)
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‘The Andy Warhol Diaries’ Come to Life on Netflix (Review)

The promotional tagline for 'The Andy Warhol Diaries' is "the art you know, the artist you don't." Director Andrew Rossi ('Page One: Inside the New York Times') and executive producer Ryan Murphy bring us a six-part docuseries that takes Warhol's own diaries and brings them to life using his own voice. Unlike Morgan Neville who generated controversy last year with the 'Roadrunner' release when it was revealed that his team had used artificial intelligence to manipulate Anthony Bourdain's voice to perfectly narrate the documentary, this project had the full approval of the Warhol Foundation to use a similar technology. Rossi recently told Entertainment Weekly, “To fully appreciate the radical vulnerability that Andy shares in the Diaries, I felt that we needed to hear the words ...
‘The Lost Daughter’ is a Harrowing Debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal (Review)
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‘The Lost Daughter’ is a Harrowing Debut from Maggie Gyllenhaal (Review)

There are countless films about happy families and the joys of motherhood. The debut feature from award-winning actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is not one of them. Adapted from the novel by Elena Ferrante, it tells the story of Leda (Olivia Colman), a college professor who has gone off to Greece on holiday by herself. Italian literature is her forte and she has decided to hit the beach for some relaxation while working on some translations. The island choice appears idyllic, at least momentarily, but is soon invaded by a large vacationing family who take away all of her peace and quiet. Leda becomes drawn to a young mother named Nina (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter, who suddenly disappears one afternoon and sends every person in the vicinity off into the outskirts of the beach to searc...
‘Don’t Look Up’ is a Star-studded Apocalyptic Satire (Review)
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‘Don’t Look Up’ is a Star-studded Apocalyptic Satire (Review)

Movies that take place during the end of the world are nothing new, but the COVID-19 pandemic feels like it accelerated their frequency. Over the last two years, we've seen "Greenland," "How It Ends," "The Mitchells vs. The Machines," "Songbird," and many more tread this territory in different ways With his latest effort, director Adam McKay ("The Big Short") teams up with journalist David Sirota to craft a stupidly hysterical screenplay about what might happen if the planet was facing an extinction level event. On the surface, it doesn't seem like that would bring about a lot of laughter, but for me, it definitely did. Jennifer Lawrence stars as Kate Dibiasky. She is an astronomy grad student who, while on a standard observation of the night sky, discovers a massive comet that app...
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...