New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: How to Scare Up 'Horns,' 'The ABCs of Death 2' and 'Inner Demons' at Home Now
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix.
Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods
Chef (comedy; Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo; rated R)
The Fault in Our Stars (maudlin YA drama; Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort; rated PG-13)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (action; Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci; rated PG-13)
Obvious Child (comedy; Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman; pre-DVD VOD release; rated R)
The ABCs of Death 2 (horror anthology; Martina García, Andy Nyman; pretheatrical release... Read More
Movie News: Bradley Cooper in First 'American Sniper' Photos; New 'Interstellar' Trailer Is Out of This World
American Sniper: The first images from Clint Eastwood's American Sniper reveal Bradley Cooper as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, in quiet contemplation and with his wife, played by Sienna Miller. The movie opens in limited release on December 25 before opening wide on January 16. [USA Today]
The Accountant: Ben Affleck, who stars in Gone Girl (opening in theaters tomorrow), is in talks to star as The Accountant. The role is more deadly than it sounds: Affleck would play a mild-mannered accountant "who moonlights as a lethal assassin." He still needs to finish filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but then will have time next year before starting work on his own directorial effort, the Prohibition Era drama Live By Night, in July... Read More
Track Every Animated Disney Movie with This Very Cool Timeline
Creator and Disney fan Aish's chronological chart spans centuries, starting in 65 million B.C. and into… infinity. One of the great things about Disney cinema is the company’s universality—the ability to create compelling stories that are relatable and share valuable life lessons, no matter the time period. It’s the formula that keeps on giving and has provided for generations of audiences.
Note: “Excludes most of the package films. Some films, e.g. The Lion King, are impossible to pin down exactly and some, like Aladdin and Treasure Planet, are anachronistic, so these are estimations. A few have been split into two if there is more than one time period in the movie, and sequels have been put together.” You can check out... Read More
Watch: A Short Film About a Treehouse That's Guaranteed to Make You Cry
Grab a box of tissues, and get ready for a good cry. Sam Shapson and A.J. Sheeran’s short film The Treehouse is an emotional sci-fi-tinged tale that is sure to tug at the heartstrings. Matt and Angela share a tragic past, and both neighborhood kids want to see their mothers again. But it takes Angela’s intergalactical solution to help Matt come to a greater place of understanding.
The story is transformed from a tale of loss into a tale of empathy. The Treehouse is a real passion project, funded through Kickstarter and the filmmakers’ own savings. They made the short during university several years ago, but it’s just now finding its way online. The movie is touching enough on its own, but we could totally see someone picking this one up for a... Read More
Movie News: More 'Twilight' Coming; New 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer Looks Spectacular
Twilight: In November 2012, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 hit theaters, bringing the highly-popular film series to a conclusion. Or did it? At least five new short films featuring characters from the Twilight universe will be made. All five will be directed by women and debut on Facebook as part of The Storytellers social media campaign. [Den of Geek]
Zombieland 2: More than five years after the original Zombieland hit theaters, and more than a year after a pilot for a TV series version debuted on Amazon, a sequel is finally moving forward. Ruben Fleischer will return to direct Zombieland 2, and he will also supervise Dave Callahan (Godzilla), who has been hired to write the script. It's not clear if any of the original stars (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody... Read More
Movie News: Stripper Sequel 'Magic Mike XXL' Cast Grows Huge; Joaquin Phoenix's Shocking Transformation for 'Inherent Vice'
Magic Mike XXL: Production on Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to stripper drama Magic Mike, got underway yesterday in Florida. Channing Tatum leads the returning cast (minus Matthew McConaughey) as Mike, although the big news is that Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Strahan have joined the cast. This time around, the strippers are ready to follow Mike into retirement and will head to Myrtle Beach for one last show. The movie comes out July 1, 2015.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend: The sequel to Ang Lee's masterful martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will undergo an unusual release strategy when it opens on August 28, 2015. On that date, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend... Read More
Rumor: Will 'The Avengers 3' Be Split into Two Films?
Avengers: Age of Ultron landing in theaters, but there’s already heavy speculation regarding how Marvel will handle The Avengers 3.
If the current rumors posted over at Screen Crush pan out, it looks as though Marvel could be pulling a Hobbit or a Hunger Games and releasing a third entry in the wildly popular superhero franchise that’s broken up into two films. The idea for the story of a third Avengers movie may be so big that it can’t be contained in one movie.
The alleged plan says that the first part of Avengers 3 would debut on May 3, 2018, with the second half appearing on May 4, 2019. Both dates have already been claimed by Marvel, though no movies have been officially announced yet.
It all sounds plausible, except the catch is that Chris... Read More
Movie News: Kristen Stewart in First 'Equals' Photo; First 'Stretch' Trailer
Equals: The indefatigable Kristen Stewart is featured in the first official photo from Equals, a moody, intimate image. The sci-fi romance is set in a bleak future where emotions no longer exist, unless one contracts a particular disease. Nicholas Hoult also stars, along with Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver. The movie is due out next year. [Variety]
Star Trek 3: News broke last week that the legendary characters of James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) had been written into the script for the upcoming Star Trek 3. Shatner quickly responded via social media: "Nobody has contacted me," but then producer J.J. Abrams called to ask if he was interested. Shatner said, in part: "Yeah, if it is meaningful." Now we're hoping that... Read More
The Best of Fantastic Fest 2014 Summed Up in Comic Strip Form
After countless gallons of beer and queso have been consumed, another Fantastic Fest draws to a close. As with every year, we saw a great variety of films from across the world, from the lightest comedy to the darkest horror, all in the service of delivering a cinematic experience like no other.
Fantastic Fest is where it's at, and this week, Stripped honors some select films of the festival with our own unique awards...
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The Important News
With The Maze Runner topping the box office last weekend, we got our first news on and look at the sequel The Scorch Trials.
We also got some fresh new images of Fast & Furious 7 and of Interstellar.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt could play Edward Snowden. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy could reunite for the next Star Trek. Anna Paquin will be added back into X-Men: Days of Future Past.
The next Syfy guilty pleasure will reunite three Police Academy stars. Key and Peele (who are also doing the Police Academy reboot) are turning one of their hit sketches into a movie.
James Franco's Saturday Night Live documentary is finally available via Hulu.
Lindsay Lohan wants to make another Mean Girls movie.
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