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The 10 Best Films of 2023
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The 10 Best Films of 2023

It's time to take a look at the best films of 2023. I managed to view over 120 new releases this year and there was a lot to love. Despite the Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild striking this year, there was a wide array of movies to choose from. The true impact from those strikes will not likely be felt until next year, although the box office of several releases this year were likely less than they could have been due to a lack of promotion. It wasn't all doom and gloom for the overall business - 8 feature films crossed the $200 million mark in ticket sales and 'Barbie' ended up grossing over $636 million domestically. The films below weren't necessarily the biggest hits, but they are the ones that have lingered the most in my mind. Emma Stone stars in 'Poor Things,'...
What to Watch: December 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: December 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in December we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your December streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this December The Holdovers (PVOD, available now) Killers Of The Flower Moon (PVOD, December 5) The Persian Version (December 5) Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer (December 5) Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (PVOD, December 13) The Delinquents (December 13) Immediate Family (December 15) Priscilla (PVOD, December 15) Trolls: Band Together (PVOD, December 19) Anatomy of a Fall (December 22) Not yet scheduled, but likely: Silent Night https://youtu.be/AhKLpJmHhIg?si=Jj-hksVnF2xQmk6T *PVOD titles are fresh from thea...
Best Streaming Deals for Black Friday
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Best Streaming Deals for Black Friday

Black Friday has plenty of great deals to offer if you're looking to try a new streaming service. How can you find the best deals? Look no further than our handy round-up! Hulu / Disney+ One of the best deals going is over at Hulu where you can get their ad-supported service for just 99 cents per month for a full year. This saves you 87% per month! There is also an option that gives you Disney+ (with ads) for an additional $2 per month for 12 months. Check out both offers here. Anybody who is a new customer or who has not had an active subscription in the last 30 days is eligible. This pricing expires on November 28. If you already have Hulu, they are currently offering Starz as an add-on for $1/month for 6 months. In addition to all of the on-demand content, this al...
What to Watch: November 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: November 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in November we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your November streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this November The Kill Room (available now) Dumb Money (Digital purchase only, November 7, rental on November 21) Scrapper (November 7) Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (November 7) Dicks: The Musical (PVOD, November 10) The Other Zoey (November 10) The Creator (PVOD, November 17) Oppenheimer (November 21 - get ready for 'Barbenheimer' at home!) Five Nights at Freddy's (November 28, available now on Peacock) https://youtu.be/bmr8YmwnZ3w?si=qgn3kqGkKJDDZ9rl *PVOD titles are fresh from theatrical release and generally rent...
Looking to Experience ‘Barbenheimer’ at Home? You’ll Have to Wait!
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Looking to Experience ‘Barbenheimer’ at Home? You’ll Have to Wait!

In 2023, the most unifying cinematic moment of the year was thanks to the unlikely 'Barbenheimer' phenomenon. Few could have predicted that Greta Gerwig's enthusiastic comedy based on the iconic Mattel doll and a historical drama from Christopher Nolan about the creation of the atomic bomb would create a perfect double feature. Instead of being rivals, 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer' brought people to movie theaters in droves. And not just in America. The two films were wildly successful around the globe. When both films were released in late July, it was clear that 'Barbie' would be the big box office winner, but both films earned their fare share of ticket sales. In fact, 'Barbie' is the biggest box office hit of the year, with a global gross of over $1.4 billion. 'Oppenheime...
‘The Exorcist: Believer’ May Make You a Skeptic (Review)
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‘The Exorcist: Believer’ May Make You a Skeptic (Review)

With 'The Exorcist: Believer,' director David Gordon Green has taken another legacy horror series and updated it for modern times. Whether or not he has succeeded in that is debatable. I was a fan of his 2018 reboot of the 'Halloween' series, but stretching that into a new trilogy felt unnecessary. Now, the plan is for another new trilogy using the backbone of 'The Exorcist.' I gotta say, it feels like Green should stop while he's ahead. This is not to say that 'The Exorcist: Believer' is unwatchable. Far from it. The first half of the film is rather compelling. Unfortunately, things change once efforts are made to tie the new storyline into the original tale of possession from the 1973 classic. Leslie Odam Jr. is Victor, an overprotective single father raising his teenage dau...
What to Watch: October 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: October 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in October we’ve got you covered. Per usual, the month is packed with horror movies to bring the scares for Halloween! Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your October streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Megan Suri stars in 'It Lives Inside' (NEON) Newly Available on VOD this October The Equalizer 3 (PVOD, October 3) The Nun II (PVOD, October 3) Joan Baez: I Am A Noise (October 6) Fremont (October 10) It Lives Inside (PVOD, October 10) Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (PVOD, October 10) The Lost Weekend: A Love Story (October 13) The Origin of Evil (October 13) The Miracle Club (October 17) https://youtu.be/wu8CzVfik-4?si=u_3yEIkI50UBII_P *PVOD...
What to Watch: September 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: September 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in September we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your September streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this September The Elephant Six Recording Co. (available now) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PVOD, available now) The Adults (PVOD, September 5) Strays (PVOD, September 5) Landscape With Invisible Hand (PVOD, September 8) Barbie (PVOD, September 12) Final Cut (September 12) The Unknown Country (September 12) Dreamin' Wild (September 26) https://youtu.be/PCzXf5ZiE3k?si=E5VzX62RRvKb72kU *PVOD titles are fresh from theatrical release and generally rent or sell digitally for $19.99 (or higher). All...
What to Watch: August 2023 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: August 2023 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in August we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our picks for what you should add to your August streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this August Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse (PVOD, August 8) Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) (August 8) The YouTube Effect (August 8) Cobweb (August 11) Elemental (PVOD, August 15) Kokomo City (August 15) The Lesson (August 15) No Hard Feelings (PVOD, August 15) Two Tickets to Greece (August 22) The Boogeyman (August 29) https://youtu.be/-OYQNAk_krQ *PVOD titles are fresh from theatrical release and generally rent or sell digitally for $19.99 (or higher). All dates subject to change. Criterion Chan...
‘Polite Society’ is a Kick-Ass UK Import (Review)
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‘Polite Society’ is a Kick-Ass UK Import (Review)

'Polite Society' is the debut feature film from Nida Manzoor, the British-Pakistani creator of 'We Are Lady Parts.' She has crafted a wildly inventive and kick-ass story of two very different sisters. Ria (Priya Kansara) has one dream in life and that is to be a stuntwoman. At school, her stuffy teacher pushes her to pursue a more traditional career, but that only increases her desire to prove everybody wrong. Priya Kansara and Ritu Arya star in 'Polite Society' (Focus Features) Lena (Ritu Arya) is Ria's older sister. After dropping out of art school, she struggles with her self worth and Ria's constant insistence that she assist with helping her make martial arts videos to post online. Both Ria and Lena are living at home with their very traditional parents who are very lo...