The 8 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘High Flying Bird,’ ‘At Eternity’s Gate’

This week’s big new streaming release is a Netflix original from one of our favorite directors; Amazon Prime, meanwhile, has added a sleeper you might’ve missed from a Girls co-star. On disc, we’ve got one of this year’s Best Actor nominees, one of this year’s Best Foreign Film nominees, a Best Foreign Film nominee from […]

'Don't try this at home!' Netflix warns viewers about imitating blindfolded Bird Box stunts

Netflix warned fans of the new thriller Bird Box not to injure themselves trying to imitate the characters in the film by performing everyday acts while blindfolded. But did they invent the “Bird Box challenge” to begin with? As the #BirdBoxChallenge went viral on Twitter, Netflix hastily reminded Bird Box fans not to injure themselves […]

Bird Box on Netflix showed the monsters TWICE: Did you spot THIS?

The simplest ideas are always the most effective. Earlier this year A Quiet Place set up the terrifying world where the slightest noise would bring death. Bird Box has been a massive hit on Netflix as Sandra Bullock’s Malorie fights to save herself and two children in a world where the slightest glimpse of a monster causes almost everyone to commit suicide. The […]

Bird Box on Netflix: What is the film Bird Box about?

Netflix has released Bird box to their platform, coming just before Christmas on December 21. The new film features an all-star cast, with some gigantic Hollywood names thrown into the mix. BirdBox is another film this year – alongside John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place – in which sensory deprivation heavily factors in delivering a horror […]

Bird Box on Netflix: Director responds to comparisons with THIS movie

A Quiet Place was released earlier this year and became one of the biggest horror hits of 2018. In it, the characters cannot make a sound, or they will be hunted down by deadly creatures with exceptional hearing. In Bird Box, a mysterious entity or creature roams the earth, and the only way to dodge […]

Bird Box on Netflix: Sandra Bullock on THAT shock death – ‘It leaves a massive vacancy’

The Netflix thriller is about a group of survivors after a mysterious presence has taken over the planet – some kind of creature that can drive whoever looks at it to commit suicide. But at the beginning of the movie, before anybody is aware of it, there are many fatalities. Fatalities including someone who audiences […]

Bird Box explained: How Sandra Bullock and co-stars filmed Netflix thriller BLINDFOLDED

The Sandra Bullock-fronted thriller is about a mysterious presence roaming the Earth, and anyone who stares directly at it is somehow driven to commit suicide. The survivors of the initial outbreak figure out how to make it through: they have to roam around wearing blindfolds. It’s a great, incredibly dramatic element of the film – […]

‘Bird Box’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Building a Mysterious Post-Apocalypse and Working With Netflix [Interview]

Bird Box is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the exact cause of the apocalypse is never shown. Something out there causes people to kill themselves when they look at it, and much of the world commits suicide in the first days. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) ends up in a stranger’s house where a group of survivors […]

Bird Box on Netflix: A laborious horror that doesn't quite frighten, nor enlighten

Sandra Bullock has had something of a renaissance in the last decade, tackling emotionally nuanced roles with aplomb and empathy. Bird Box is no exception to this, and as reluctant-expectant mother-artist-recluse, Bullock plays an admirable, realistic woman. When the apocalypse happens and all semblance of reality goes out the window, Bird Box doesn’t quite manage […]