The 13 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

The 13 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

Like most everything else in 2020, the holiday season this year is going to look and feel a whole lot different than any before it.This year, that honor belongs to Hulu, which assembled an impressive cast of actors you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see in a holiday rom-com (see: Kristen Stewart) for Happiest Season.

Putting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

Putting Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max Is a Smart Move

Now, with theater attendance plummeting as Americans quarantine, services like Disney+, Peacock, and HBO Max allow their corporate owners to test whether going straight to consumers with major movie releases the same day they hit the big screen is a viable option.

Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder

Asbestos Removal Is a Hard Job, but Covid-19 Makes It Harder

But while the timing makes sense for cities, it’s not so great for abatement workers, whose occupational risks make them especially vulnerable to serious complications of Covid-19.Judging from its physical properties alone, asbestos is useful stuff: The naturally occurring mineral’s long, fibrous crystals absorb sound and resist fire, heat, and electricity.

The First Dune Trailer Makes Some Epic Promises

The First Dune Trailer Makes Some Epic Promises

The first trailer for Dune begins much like the book on which it’s based: with Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) revealing he has dreams that often come true.Where Jodorowsky would’ve made an hours-long film to work in all of Herbert’s detail, Villeneuve is splitting the book into two movies.

Steely Eyes, Tragic Ends: The Bromantic Theory of History

Steely Eyes, Tragic Ends: The Bromantic Theory of History

In Man to Man, his memoir about having prostate cancer, Korda, who unlike many richies is a deft writer, supplies an exquisitely self-aware account of how he rejected veteran doctors offering data-driven treatments for his disease, and instead turned his gonads over to a he-man surgeon after locking eyes with him in a single meeting.

Watch the Trailers for The Batman and Wonder Woman 1984

Watch the Trailers for The Batman and Wonder Woman 1984

Also, thanks to Pattinson's liberal use of eye makeup, it looks an awful lot like The Crow, right down to the 1990s soundtrack.

Project Power Is a Secret Lesson About Science's Dark Side

Project Power Is a Secret Lesson About Science's Dark Side

In Netflix ’s new superhero movie Project Power, the Big Bad is the inventor of a drug called power, which either gives you temporary superpowers or busts your chest open like a dropped water balloon.

AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New

AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New

On April 14, 1906, the Miles brothers left their studio on San Francisco’s Market Street, boarded a cable car, and began filming what would become an iconic short movie.

Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains

Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains

Back in 2015, theater chains freaked out when Netflix, presumably looking for a theatrical run in order to qualify for the Oscar race, wanted to release Beasts of No Nation in cinemas on the same day the movie became available to stream.

Mulan, Tenet, and the Future of Going to the Movies

Mulan, Tenet, and the Future of Going to the Movies

The studio previously planned for an August 12 release date, but that seemed increasingly likely to expose American moviegoers to the coronavirus—hence Rogen's quip about Nolan and his fans.

Netflix's Fake-News Thriller The Hater Is Way Too Real

Netflix's Fake-News Thriller The Hater Is Way Too Real

While Netflix makes no mention of it whatsoever, The Hater is actually a sequel to Komasa’s 2011 movie, The Suicide Room, which is about a teenager whose life becomes a catastrophe after a video of him kissing another boy on a dare gets circulated online.

How Do You Make Movies in a Pandemic? Ask Horror Directors

How Do You Make Movies in a Pandemic? Ask Horror Directors

“It just felt like nobody was realizing that everybody was having this same realization, that you can make something on a computer screen, or at least make projects on it a little faster during this time,” he says.

'The Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Avoiding 'Sexy Catfights'

'The Old Guard' Director Gina Prince-Bythewood on Avoiding 'Sexy Catfights'

Credit for the movie’s surprises—it’s inclusivity, it’s thoughtfulness, it’s diversity—goes in large part to two people: Greg Rucka, who wrote the original comic The Old Guard, and to Gina Prince-Bythewood, who directed the Netflix adaptation.

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

Joel Schumacher and the Non-Crisis of Infinite Batmans

Midway through 2014’s Neighbors, thirtysomething Seth Rogen asks Zac Efron, who plays college frat star Teddy Sanders, “Who is Batman to you?” Without missing a beat, Teddy replies, “Christian Bale,” a clear indication that he grew up on the Dark Knight films of Christopher Nolan.

Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space With SpaceX and NASA

Tom Cruise Is Making a Movie in Space With SpaceX and NASA

This time around we have news about a Labyrinth sequel (nearly 35 years later, but we’ll take it), a new pandemic-ready movie that was shot on an iPhone, and Tom Cruise's plans to film in space.

The New Tenet Trailer Dropped in Fortnite

The New Tenet Trailer Dropped in Fortnite

In this special Memorial Day edition, we have a new Tenet trailer, Tyler Perry's "Camp Quarantine" (no, that's not a new TV show), and some good news.John Krasinski’s Some Good News Is Going to ViacomCBS.

Amazon’s Upload Will Get a Second Season

Amazon’s Upload Will Get a Second Season

M. Night Shyamalan Is Working on a New Secret Movie.Night Shyamalan has wrapped up the casting on his next big movie.New Banksy Piece Dedicated to Health Care Workers.

Taika Waititi Will Direct a Star Wars Movie

Taika Waititi Will Direct a Star Wars Movie

This week we've got news about Star Wars, Kraftwerk, Joe Exotic, and Tom Cruise (who may or may not be going to space).Taika Waititi Is Going to Direct a Star Wars Movie.

The Best Distraction From News and Social Media? Foreign Films

The Best Distraction From News and Social Media? Foreign Films

The smartphone, even when it’s face-down on a table just out of arm’s reach, can be a constant source of distraction and general anxiety, offering countless technological reminders that the real world still exists—ultimately making it impossible to escape into whatever universe appears on screen.

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Everyone Is Watching Code 8 on Netflix—and That's a Big Deal

Having a film like Code 8 break into those ranks proves there is an audience for indie sci-fi offerings and shows that fact to the world—which only encourages more people to watch.

Childish Gambino's 3.15.20 Is Apt for This Isolated Moment

Childish Gambino's 3.15.20 Is Apt for This Isolated Moment

The show was smart to never settle on one remedy in particular—its genius is in its textual and subtextual slipperiness—but the question maintains a weighty relevance in Glover’s other pursuits, in his comedy, in his acting, in his video work , and most of all in his music as Childish Gambino.

TV and Movies to Watch While Stuck at Home—and How to Stream Them

TV and Movies to Watch While Stuck at Home—and How to Stream Them

Here’s a guide to all of the services currently available, filled with movies, TV shows, documentaries, kid’s programming, sports, and theater to make your quarantine a little more cultured.

As Pandemic Strikes, Pop Culture Migrates to Streaming Sites

As Pandemic Strikes, Pop Culture Migrates to Streaming Sites

Hollywood in particular began seeing the effects of the virus months ago; quarantines and lockdowns in Asia forced people to stay in their homes and away from movie theaters.

The US Box Office Just Had Its Worst Weekend in 20 Years

The US Box Office Just Had Its Worst Weekend in 20 Years

Speaking of families staying home to stay safe, Disney pushed up the digital release date of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last week—dropping the movie on services like Vudu, Apple TV, and Google Play on Friday.

In Human Nature, Crispr's Origin Story Comes to Life

In Human Nature, Crispr's Origin Story Comes to Life

“At the end of the day, we still accomplished what we set out to do,” says Bolt, “which was to make a film that people will walk away from feeling like they understand Crispr and what the ethical questions are around its use.”.

5 Comics You Need to Read After Watching Birds of Prey

5 Comics You Need to Read After Watching Birds of Prey

How to read it: Available digitally or in the Birds of Prey: Black Canary collected print edition.How to read it: Available digitally or in the Gotham Central Book 1: In The Line of Duty collected print edition.

The New James Bond No Time to Die Trailer Is a Metaphor

The New James Bond No Time to Die Trailer Is a Metaphor

Speaking of Marvel, the studio released a new trailer for the forthcoming Black Widow standalone movie, which reunites Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) with her past.It also dropped a new trailer with teases for the forthcoming Disney+ shows The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and the aforementioned Loki.

Watch All the Best Super Bowl Ads Right Now

Watch All the Best Super Bowl Ads Right Now

Surely some of you are excited to see the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs head to Miami to battle it out in Super Bowl LIV, but if you’re reading this website we’re guessing just as many of you are also stoked to see all of the multimillion-dollar Big Game ads that will air during it.

Weathering With You Is an Environmental Power Fantasy

Weathering With You Is an Environmental Power Fantasy

The movie cuts to Hina falling through the sky like some celestial thing, witnessing supernatural weather patterns only she’s meant to see.The added water vapor caused by global warming, climate scientists have warned for decades, will coalesce as heavy rain not unlike the constant downpour in Weathering.

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

The service will have several tiers: Peacock Free, which will offer 7,500 hours of ad-supported movies and TV, and Peacock Premium, which will have 15,000 hours of programming, including originals.