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‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)
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‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)

The character of I.M. Fletcher, aka Fletch, began with series of mystery novels released by Gregory Mcdonald starting in 1974. That original novel was adapted for the big screen in 1985 with Chevy Chase taking on the titular role of an unconventional investigative reporter. Known for his comedic prowess, Chase helped cement the character into the realm of pop culture. After an ill-fated sequel in 1989 that was not based on an existing novel, Fletch's big screen adventures ended even though there are 11 existing books in the series. There has been talk of trying a cinematic reboot for years, but it took actual decades to get off the ground. Jon Hamm stars in 'Confess, Fletch' (Paramount/Miramax) 'Confess, Fletch' is based on the second book in the series, originally published...
What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: September 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in September, 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 September streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? September streaming pick: Ana de Armas stars as Marilyn Monroe in Netflix's 'Blonde' Newly Available on VOD this September Kaepernick & America (September 2) Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6 - our review)Where The Crawdads Sing (PVOD @ $19.99, September 6) From Where They Stood (September 13)Confess, Fletch (PVOD @ $24.99, September 16)The Story of Film...
‘Spin Me Round’ Takes Us On Absurdly Comic Trip to Italy (Review)
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‘Spin Me Round’ Takes Us On Absurdly Comic Trip to Italy (Review)

In Jeff Baena's new indie comedy 'Spin Me Round,' a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity turns out to be a ridiculously bad idea. Alison Brie ('Community') stars as Amber, the longtime manager at the Bakersfield, California location of an Italian restaurant chain called Tuscan Grove. At one point she had quit to start her her own restaurant with a boyfriend. He ended up driving the business into the ground and destroying her credit, so she comes back to sling salads and breadsticks. Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza star in 'Spin Me Round' (IFC Films) As Amber returns to a kitchen that mostly heats things up in a microwave and uses pre-made sauces out of plastic bags, a silver lining appears. She wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Tuscan Grove's luxurious "institute" outside of Florence, It...
What to Watch: August 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: August 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in August, 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 August streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD this August Mister Candid Camera (August 2)Gone in the Night (August 2)Official Competition (August 2)Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris (PVOD @ $19.99, August 2)Minions: The Rise of Gru (PVOD @ $29.99, August 2)Hypochondriac (August 4)Elvis (PVOD @ $24.99, August 8, also on HBO Max)Poser (August 9)I Love My Dad (August 12)Sharp Stick (August 16)Both Sides of the Blade (August ...
New Documentary Takes Us Inside New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel (Review)
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New Documentary Takes Us Inside New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel (Review)

The Chelsea Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the history of New York City. It has famously housed poets, rock stars, and artists and has been a designated landmark in the city since 1966. As times have changed, so has the building. For decades, many lived within rent-stabilized units within the building. Most of the long-term tenants were bought out and paid to move after plans were made to renovate the building into a luxury hotel. Some Residents Refuse To Leave With 'Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel,' directors Maya Duverdier and Amélie van Elmbt have chosen a "fly-on-the-wall" approach to document the building's residents who have refused to leave. We meet some of the more eccentric tenants from what is about 40 apartments left in the building during ...
Nicolas Cage Goes Meta in ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ (Review)
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Nicolas Cage Goes Meta in ‘The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent’ (Review)

Nicolas Cage finds his career getting an outrageous reboot with 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.' Director Tom Gormican and co-writer Kevin Etten came up with an idea so wild that it was irresistible to the actor: have him play himself in a hyperrealistic meta comedy where he supplements his career by becoming a government agent. Nicolas Cage stars as himself in 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent' (LIONSGATE) Of course, Nicolas Cage is playing an alternate reality version of himself here. He's also playing a younger "de-aged" version of himself that he calls "Nicky," who accosts him for poor choices and desperately wants to get back on track. After his Hollywood agent (Neil Patrick Harris) presents an opportunity for him to fly to Majorca to make an appearance...
Catch an Alex Garland Double Feature in the A24 Screening Room This Weekend
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Catch an Alex Garland Double Feature in the A24 Screening Room This Weekend

Alex Garland's 'Men' is one of the year's most polarizing films and it's about to become available for home viewing. In advance of the DVD and Blu-ray release on August 9, the independent thriller starring Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear will be hitting PVOD from all digital services on Tuesday, July 19. Jessie Buckley stars in Alex Garland's 'Men' (A24) If you're itching to see it a little earlier, you can pay $20 to rent the film directly from the A24 Screening Room (which has Apple TV and Roku apps available for viewing) on Sunday, July 17. Your rental will allow a 11-hour viewing window which begins at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific and also includes Garland's 'Ex Machina.' https://youtu.be/HKJ4Thgk1Js Buckley stars as Harper, a woman who rents a country estate for a littl...
What to Watch: July 2022 Streaming Preview
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What to Watch: July 2022 Streaming Preview

If you’re looking for something new on streaming in July, 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 July streaming watchlist! What are you most excited to see? Newly Available on VOD Brian and Charles (available now, PVOD)Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel (available now)Mothering Sunday (available now)The Phantom of the Open (available now, PVOD)Jurassic World Dominion (July 14, PVOD)The Black Phone (July 14, PVOD) Diary of a Spy (July 15)Facing Nolan (July 19)Men (July 19)Mr. Malcolm's List (July 21)Beba (July 26)The Duke (July 26) https:/...
‘The Northman’ Seeks Revenge (Review)
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‘The Northman’ Seeks Revenge (Review)

Maverick filmmaker Robert Eggers ('The Witch,' 'The Lighthouse') returned to the theaters earlier this Spring with his breathtaking third feature, 'The Northman.' Expanding far beyond the independent and intimate vibe of his earlier work, 'The Northman' is a full-scale, big budget Viking saga based on a legend that actually inspired Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' The powerful script was co-written by Eggers and Icelandic author and songwriter Sjón, which explains how Eggers was able to get Björk out of cinematic retirement for a brief role here. She is just a small part of an epic tale that is aided by a top-notch cast. Alexander Skarsgård in 'The Northman.' (Focus Features) As a young child, Prince Amleth (played as an adult by Alexander Skarsgård) watches as his father King Aurva...
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...