Category Archives: Movies

Original ‘Space Jam’ Director Is Already Slamming the “Doomed” Sequel

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I like Lebron James as much as the next guy. I mean he was phenomenal in Trainwreck. But does SpaceJam need a sequel? The remake or reboot is already on shaky ground as original Space Jam director Joe Pytka is slamming the upcoming project.

The sequel to the Michael Jordan 1996 blockbuster was seemingly confirmed earlier this month with James taking the lead role. However Pytka has some very serious advice for Space Jam 2 director Justin Lin.

Don’t do it,” Pytka told the Hollywood Reporter Thursday. “It’s doomed. Michael Jordan was the biggest star on the planet. When we did Space Jam, there was a perfect storm of players and ex-players available—Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing,” Pytka said. “They all had a persona that complemented the film. There are none around like that now.” Pytka also argued that LeBron has been “eclipsed” by Steph Curry, not to mention that the film won’t realistically be anywhere near completion for at least two more years.

James hasn’t officially signed on for the movie yet but a rep for J.R. Smith told TMZ that producers had already been making calls about getting everyone on board, including the real life teammates of James.

Netflix’s All-Time 100 Most Rented DVD Titles

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Netflix shipped out their first rental DVD disc in 1998 and it is safe to say that the home entertainment world hasn’t been the same since. The streaming and DVD rental company has changed and grown with the times of movies and television. Going from just renting out DVD’s to streaming almost anything, to now making their own in house content.

But in that 18 years of rentals to millions of customers, they wondered what titles were the most popular. So they looked into it. Here are the 100 most rented movies and TV shows from the last 18 years of their service. (By the way, in case you were wondering, the first movie they ever rented out was 1998’s Beetlejuice. And for some reason that is amazing.It is also interesting that the first 25 most rented products are all television shows. Maybe Netflix was onto something way early on.

  1. Dexter
  2. The Sopranos
  3. True Blood
  4. The Wire
  5. 24
  6. Mad Men
  7. Weeds
  8. Lost
  9. Six Feet Under
  10. Game of Thrones
  11. Breaking Bad
  12. Entourage
  13.  House, M.D.
  14. Battlestar Galactica
  15. Sex and the City
  16. Deadwood
  17. The Tudors
  18. NCIS
  19. Smallville
  20. Grey’s Anatomy
  21. Homeland
  22. Downton Abbey
  23. Rome
  24. Midsomer Murders
  25. The West Wing
  26. The Blind Side
  27. The Big Bang Theory
  28. Big Love
  29. Nip/Tuck
  30. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  31. Crash
  32. The Hurt Locker
  33. Sherlock Holmes
  34. The Bucket List
  35. The Departed
  36. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  37. Inception
  38. Criminal Minds
  39. The Shield
  40. Sons of Anarchy
  41. Gilmore Girls
  42. Date Night
  43. Iron Man
  44. No Country for Old Men
  45. Alias
  46. Up in the Air
  47. The Social Network
  48. Boardwalk Empire
  49. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  50. Bones
  51. Star Trek: Voyager
  52. John Adams
  53. Red
  54.  Gran Torino
  55. Supernatural
  56. The King’s Speech
  57. The Office (U.S.)
  58. Fringe
  59. Avatar
  60. Slumdog Millionaire
  61. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  62. Inglourious Basterds
  63.  The Proposal
  64. The Book of Eli
  65. The Pursuit of Happyness
  66. Heroes
  67. Foyle’s War
  68. The Notebook
  69. It’s Complicated
  70. Blood Diamond
  71. Stargate SG-1
  72. Inside Man
  73. The Dark Knight
  74. Invictus
  75. Changeling
  76. Crazy Heart
  77. Casino Royale
  78. State of Play
  79. Gone Baby Gone
  80. Band of Brothers
  81. 3:10 to Yuma
  82. Twilight
  83. Iron Man 2
  84. Desperate Housewives
  85. The Time Traveler’s Wife
  86.  The Hangover
  87.  Shutter Island
  88. Seven Pounds
  89. The Tourist
  90. Little Miss Sunshine
  91. Oz
  92. The Town
  93.  Taken
  94. Babel
  95. The X-Files
  96. Black Swan
  97. Glee
  98. Knight and Day
  99. The Closer
  100. Michael Clayton

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Curious about the top 100 rented titles categorized by television and movies separately? Check it out below:

Top 100 Movies – TV Shows

  1. The Blind Side – Dexter
  2. Crash – The Sopranos
  3. The Hurt Locker – True Blood
  4. Sherlock Holmes – The Wire
  5. The Bucket List – 24
  6. The Departed – Mad Men
  7. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – Weeds
  8. Inception – Lost
  9. Date Night – Six Feet Under
  10. Iron Man – Game of Thrones
  11. No Country for Old Men – Breaking Bad
  12. Up in the Air – Entourage
  13. The Social Network – House, M.D.
  14. Red – Battlestar Galactica
  15. Gran Torino – Sex and the City
  16. The King’s Speech – Deadwood
  17. Avatar – The Tudors
  18. Slumdog Millionaire – NCIS
  19. Inglourious Basterds – Smallville
  20. The Proposal – Grey’s Anatomy
  21. The Book of Eli – Homeland
  22. The Pursuit of Happyness – Downton Abbey
  23. The Notebook – Rome
  24. It’s Complicated – Midsomer Murders
  25. Blood Diamond – The West Wing
  26. Inside Man – The Big Bang Theory
  27. The Dark Knight – Big Love
  28. Invictus – Nip/Tuck
  29. Changeling – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  30. Crazy Heart – Criminal Minds
  31. Casino Royale – The Shield
  32. State of Play – Sons of Anarchy
  33. Gone Baby Gone – Gilmore Girls
  34. 3:10 to Yuma – Alias
  35. Twilight – Boardwalk Empire
  36. Iron Man 2 – Curb Your Enthusiasm
  37. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Bones
  38. The Hangover – Star Trek: Voyager
  39. Shutter Island – John Adams
  40. Seven Pounds – Supernatural
  41. The Tourist – The Office (U.S.)
  42. Little Miss Sunshine – Fringe
  43. The Town – Star Trek: The Next Generation
  44. Taken – Heroes
  45. Babel – Foyle’s War
  46. Black Swan – Stargate SG-1
  47. Knight and Day – Band of Brothers
  48. Michael Clayton – Desperate Housewives
  49. Get Smart – Oz
  50. The Holiday – The X-Files

 

New to Netflix Streaming – June 2016

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June’s new releases on Netflix have been announced and we have some great stuff to look forward to! All three Jurassic Park films are heading to the service which is exciting enough on its own but we also are going to see the addition of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3,” “Orange is the New Black: Season 4,” and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

See the full list below:

JUNE 1

  • 7 Chinese Brothers (2015)
  • 72 Cutest Animals: Season 1
  • 72 Dangerous Places: Season 1
  • A Walk to Remember (2002)
  • Big Stone Gap (2014)
  • Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere (1990)
  • Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed: Season 1-2
  • Cold in July (2014)
  • Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon? (2001)
  • Cuba: The Forgotten Revolution (2015)
  • (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)
  • El Libro de Piedra (1969)
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
  • Extraordinary Tales (2015)
  • The Fear of 13 (2015)
  • Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez (2015)
  • Gentlemen and Gangsters: Season 1
  • The Good Witch: Season 1
  • The Great Alone (2015)
  • Hadwin’s Judgement (2015)
  • J. Edgar (2011)
  • Jaco (2015)
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Jurassic Park III (2001)
  • Lion Heart (2013)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
  • Meadowland (2015)
  • The Odd Couple II (1998)
  • Off Camera: Series 1
  • Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages (2015)
  • Pokémon: XY: Kalos Quest: Season 2
  • Portrait of a Serial Monogamist (2015)
  • The Resurrection of Jake the Snake (2015)
  • Rock the Kasbah (2015)
  • Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015)
  • Second Coming (2014)
  • Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
  • UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever (Caught on Tape) (1997)
  • Underdogs (2013)
  • What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)
  • Wildlike (2014)

JUNE 2

  • Beauty & the Beast: Season 3
  • Hibana: Spark – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Pretty Little Liars: Season 6

JUNE 3

  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

JUNE 6

  • Darkweb (2015)

JUNE 7

  • Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)
  • Jarhead 3: The Seige (2016)

JUNE 10

  • LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

JUNE 11

  • Me Him Her (2016)
  • Scandal: Season 5

JUNE 12

  • Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015)

JUNE 14

  • The League: Season 7

JUNE 15

  • After The Spill (2015)
  • Boom Bust Boom (2016)
  • The Giver (2014)
  • In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
  • Naz & Maalik (2015)
  • Night Owls (2015)
  • Poverty, Inc. (2014)
  • Top Spin (2015)
  • TransFatty Lives (2015)

JUNE 16

  • Being Mary Jane: Season 3
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3
  • The Unborn (2009)

JUNE 17

  • All Hail King Julien: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Orange is the New Black: Season 4 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

JUNE 18

  • Cedar Cove: Season 3
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 12

JUNE 19

  • Bunk’d: Season 1
  • I Am Thor (2015)

JUNE 20

  • Life Story: Series 1
  • The Making of Life Story

JUNE 21

  • Best Friends Whenever: Season 1

JUNE 22

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
  • Spotlight (2015)

JUNE 24

  • Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Justin Time GO! – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

JUNE 27

  • Cronies (2015)

JUNE 29

  • Life (2015)

JUNE 30

  • A Very Secret Service: Season 1 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
  • Palio (2015)
  • (T)ERROR (2015)

Leaving Netflix in June 2016

See below for a selection of titles that will be rotating off the service in June.

JUNE 1

  • A Wrinkle in Time (2003)
  • About a Boy (2002)
  • Bounce (2000)
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)
  • Clear and Present Danger (1994)
  • Click (2006)
  • Darkman (1990)
  • Disney Animation Collection: Vol. 5: Wind in the Willows
  • Dude, Where’s My Car? (2000)
  • Duplex (2003)
  • Elias: Rescue Team Adventures: Season 1
  • The Faculty (1998)
  • Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Groundhog Day (1993)
  • Hamlet (2000)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • In the Bedroom (2001)
  • Jersey Girl (2004)
  • Kinky Boots (2005)
  • Lassie (2005)
  • Losing Isaiah (1995)
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
  • Marvin’s Room (1996)
  • Music of the Heart (1999)
  • My Boss’s Daughter (2003)
  • Nine Months (1995)
  • The Others (2001)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Private Parts (1997)
  • Proof (2005)
  • Schoolhouse Rock!: Earth (2009)
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
  • The Station Agent (2003)
  • The Stepford Wives (2004)
  • Stir of Echoes (1999)
  • Stir of Echoes 2: The Homecoming (2007)
  • The Super Hero Squad Show: Seasons 1-2 Velvet Goldmine (1998)
  • View from the Top (2003)
  • Wayne’s World (1992)
  • The Yards (2000)

AVAILABLE JUNE 2

  • Eureka Seven: Seasons 1-2

AVAILABLE JUNE 14

  • HawthoRNe: Seasons 1-3

AVAILABLE JUNE 15

  • The Bank Job (2008)

AVAILABLE JUNE 18

  • A Late Quartet (2012)
  • The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: Season 1
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)
  • Marvel’s Avengers Assemble: Season 1
  • Mulan (1998)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

AVAILABLE JUNE 21

  • Mixology: Season 1

AVAILABLE JUNE 24

  • Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

AVAILABLE JUNE 30

  • Sophie’s Choice (1982)

Watch the New Trailer for Ghostbusters!

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A second trailer for Ghostbusters has dropped and despite what a lot of people feel, I am still insanely excited for this reboot. And as director Paul Feig tweeted, #sickofthehaters.

The new trailer showcases many of the film’s action oriented scenes and some of the more iconic scenes rebooted from the original film (like the slimer!)

The trailer also tackles some humor of the era like gender, race, and selfies during times of crisis.

Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15. Watch the newest trailer below.

Tetris The Movie Moves Forward as a Trilogy

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It was announced recently that a movie based on the video game “Tetris” is moving forward for some reason and even weirder is that it is going to be a trilogy.

According to Larry Kasanoff in an interview with Deadline Hollywood. “It’s not at all what you think. It will be a cool surprise.” Kasanoff also told The Wall Street Journal: “This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

The Tetris Company had previously released a similar statement about the movie saying,

“In this new universe, as you’ll soon find out, there’s much more to Tetris than simply clearing lines.” Henk Rogers, the game’s founder, once stated the essence of the game resonates with the human desire to create order out of chaos.

What we do know at the moment however, is that Tetris the Movie will be live action filmed in China with an all Chinese cast.

Production will begin on Tetris the Movie in 2017.

Watch the New Trailer For Star Trek: Beyond

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It is almost time for the theatrical release of the third Star Trek film and we have a brand new trailer to tide us over for the next two months.

Star Trek: Beyond sees Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and the rest of the crew of the Starship Enterprise battling back against possibly their most dangerous foe yet. In the trailer we see The Enterprise being ripped to shreds in an attack and some of the crew, including Uhura have been taken hostage by the new alien bad guy Krall played by Idris Elba!

The third entry in the new franchise is the first to not be directed by J.J. Abrams unfortunately but it still looks pretty great. Star Trek Beyond will be directed by Justin Lin this time around.

Lin said,

“The one thing I wanted to make sure is that it hopefully represents that we are trying to be bold and take risks, whether we are successful or not, I don’t know,” he said. “The inside baseball version of the creation of this Trek was pretty condensed in how you usually make a movie of this size. And I wanted us to be bold, I wanted us to take chances.”

Star Trek Beyond is set to debut in the theaters July 22. Watch the new trailer below:

Insidious 4 is Coming to Theaters October 2017

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Yet another installment in the Insidious franchise is hitting theaters. Insidious: Chapter 4 has been announced for a release date of October 20, 2017. Blumhouse released an officially announcement which you can watch below.

The fourth chapter sees the return of Lin Shaye reprising her role as the parapsychologist Elise Rainier.

Series co-creator Leigh Whannell will be writing the film while Jason Blum, Oren Peli and co-creator James Wan will be serving as producers. The film will be directed by Adam Robitel, who you might recognize as being responsible for indie horror film, The Taking of Deborah Logan. 

There is no official announcement of what the plot will be for Insidious: Chapter 4 or when production will begin. You can watch the announcement below:

Michael Fassbender in the First Assassin’s Creed Trailer

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I am still not convinced on this adaptation. On one hand it has Michael Fassbender who is brilliant most of the time. On the other, video game adaptations in to movies are notoriously bad. So, I am still in the “wait and see” camp. However, the first trailer has arrived officially for Assassin’s Creed the movie.

Fassbender plays Callum Lynch who finds out that he’s been saved from apparent death by an organization determined to use the memories of his ancestors, possibly for nefarious means. Traveling back in time to the memories of his assassin ancestor Aguilar de Nehra, he must develop the skills that will allow him to fight back in his own time.

Assassin’s Creed is due to hit theaters on December 21. Watch the trailer below:

Bill Murray, Linda Cardellini, Josh Hutcherson Sign On For The King of Counterfeit

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According to recent reports, Bill Murray, Josh Hutcherson and Linda Cardellini have signed on to star in director John McNaughton’s upcoming crime romance The King of Counterfeit.

The film follows two enterprising counterfeiters taken under the wing of both an exceptional and (exceptionally) crooked lawyer who becomes their mentor. After perfecting the art of producing counterfeit money, the two face big problems when a murderous fellow con is threatened by their particularly good game.

The King of Counterfeit will have a screenplay written by James Sclafani with Mike Medavoy, Robert Greenhut and Murray producing.

There is no word yet on when the film will begin production or an anticipated release date.

 

 

Jurassic World Scribe to Pen Pacific Rim 2

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A new report from The Hollywood Reporter has said that Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly is set to write the script for Legendary‘s upcoming Pacific Rim 2.

We don’t know if Connolly is writing a fresh new script or rewriting the current draft of the sequel that was originally written by Zak Penn.

There are not many plot details released for this sequel. When it was first announced, it was said that the sequel would take place many years after the original film and saw a world where Jaegers were commonplace. But who knows if that is the case now.

For Pacific Rim 2, “Marvel’s Daredevil” season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will make his feature directorial debut.

Connolly has also written the script for upcoming sequel to Jurassic World and another monster film called Kong: Skull Island. 

Pacific Rim 2 was originally scheduled for release on April 7, 2017 before being pushed to August 4, 2017 and ultimately removed from the calendar altogether. In a statement, Universal declared they were “committed to having ‘Pacific Rim 2” though no new release date for the film has been announced.

There is no word yet on when the sequel will begin production or an anticipated release date.