First-Run Movies Bowing on TV: Is VOD a Fair Deal, or Do You Strictly Stream?

The movie-going experience shifted to a TV-viewing opportunity in mid-March, once theaters shuttered due to the pandemic. Have you been buying what the VOD services are selling? Because the coronavirus pandemic has forced major studios to take several of their biggest titles direct to consumer, our living rooms have become makeshift theaters. And while some […]

HBO Max’s 12 Dates of Christmas Weds Hallmark Movies, Bachelor in Paradise

RELATED STORIES HBO Max will aim to bring cheesy, tinsel-draped TV-movies to life with 12 Dates of Christmas, a holiday-inspired dating series set in “a stunning winter wonderland.” Officially ordered to series and set to debut in 2020, 12 Dates of Christmas will follow a cast of singles as they “step into a real-life romantic […]

Steven Universe Creator Breaks Down the Movie’s Biggest Moments, Including That Romantic ‘No-Brainer’

The residents of Beach City (and beyond) sang their hearts out on Monday with the premiere of Steven Universe: The Movie, a culmination of the hit series’ four seasons of adventures. TVLine spoke with series creator Rebecca Sugar, who also directed the movie, about some of its biggest moments. But first, a quick recap: After […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘Unicorn Store’

A Jim Jarmusch double-feature is the highlight of this week’s disc slate, as well as a noteworthy new movie about RGB and a long-forgotten slasher movie that’ll hit the spot for a certain type of movie lover (those who like bad movies, to be specific). And Netflix is streaming a new movie starring Brie Larson […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ ‘Unicorn Store’

A Jim Jarmusch double-feature is the highlight of this week’s disc slate, as well as a noteworthy new movie about RGB and a long-forgotten slasher movie that’ll hit the spot for a certain type of movie lover (those who like bad movies, to be specific). And Netflix is streaming a new movie starring Brie Larson […]

The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bumblebee,’ ‘The Mule’

After last week’s new release marathon, we’re thankfully back to more manageable levels of new release intake. So this week we’ve got an energetic new documentary on Netflix, a couple of prestige dramas from the fall, an above-average popcorn movie, and a documentary about one of the legends of New Hollywood. ON NETFLIX The Legend […]

Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Movies You Need to See in April

Please enjoy this spring sweet spot at the art house, free of the baggage of early-year releases that weren’t good enough for the end of the year, but not yet clobbered by the onslaught of summer blockbusters. This is one of the best times of the year to release your indie movie, and appropriately enough, […]

The 12 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ ‘Aquaman’

In the four-plus years we’ve been doing our Tuesday round-up of what to buy and rent, we’ve rarely had a week as jam-packed as this one – which includes everything from this year’s Oscar favorites to a superhero smash to a classic Spaghetti Western, and everything imaginable in between. Let’s get to work: ON AMAZON […]

The 9 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Triple Frontier’

It’s a big, busy week on the disc and streaming fronts, including a new Netflix blockbuster, a couple of must-see documentaries, new releases from Criterion, Twilight Time, and KL Studio Classics, and the winner of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar. Let’s get to it: ON NETFLIX Triple Frontier: This Netflix original from director J.C. […]

The Best and Worst Movies of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival

Well folks, the scooters have been cleared, the venues have been hosed, and SXSW has come to a close. On Friday, your humble correspondent shared a few thoughts on the festival’s non-fiction offerings; here are my impressions on the best and worst of the rest. (Jason Bailey / Flavorwire) TEEVEE SXSW was one of the […]