Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got new films from Chris Rock, Julie Delpy, Spike Lee, and the Duplass brothers, plus a treasure trove of documentaries and one of last year’s scariest flicks. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now. … Read More
The concept is “counter-programming,” and studios have been doing it since the blockbusters started taking over the moviegoing marketplace: acknowledge that, particularly in the summer, there’s usually one (sometimes two) big-budget, big-canvass, big-ad-buy picture that can and will win the box office, and then position your diametrically opposed small-budget, intimate, independent film for the same weekend, in case the grown-ups might like to go to the movies too (or, in case that big movie is sold out). July’s indie slate is chock full of blockbuster counter-programming, with an emphasis on acclaimed documentaries and festival favorites. We’ve picked ten of the ones we’ve seen and liked (or can’t wait to check out) after the jump. … Read More
Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got new seven trailers this week, featuring Bradley Cooper, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Orlando Bloom, Kristen Bell, Elijah Wood, Zoe Saldana, and Olivia Wilde. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More
Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. Perhaps because most of the film world (including our own Jason Bailey) has converged in Park City for Sundance, the pickings feel a bit slim, not to mention random. What unites this week’s most and least promising offerings is a whole lot of camp, from space Nazis and hotties with tails to Kirk Cameron and Nicolas Cage. … Read More
Aside from stalking the halls at Flavorwire, Erik Davis contributes to Fandango.com and is also the editor-in-chief of AOL Moviefone’s Cinematical.com, one of the longest-running and most popular movie blogs online. He’ll be bringing us his industry reports from Sundance throughout the festival, and can be reached with tips or questions at erik [dot] davis [at] gmail [dot] com.
When it comes to a major festival like Sundance (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year), the word used most in conversations amongst film nerds is ‘buzz’. But ‘buzz’ is a tricky animal, because it can come from anywhere, is often unreliable and won’t, under any circumstances, stick around to say it’s sorry after steering you in the wrong direction. … Read More