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FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

Remember FilmStruck, the streaming service born from a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection? It was announced in April and now it has officially launched, giving movie lovers a way to watch the world's best classic films in a way that's as convenient as firing up Netflix. The service has three subscription tiers and a massive load of notable classic movies, including the largest streaming collection of Criterion films.

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See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

Over the past 17 years, former MythBusters master Adam Savage has been recreating a single prop. That prop comes from the classic sci-fi action film The Fifth Element - a weapon called ZF-1. This piece of equipment saw inspiration in the greatest on-screen weapon of all time, as presented by Gary Oldman's most vibrant villain: Jean-Baptist Emanuel Zorg, AKA "the so-called Art Collector," in the 1998 film.

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Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Top 10 creepy short horror flicks for 2016

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means scary movies, haunted houses, and all kinds of fun parties. If you're in the mood for creepy (or downright scary) entertainment but don't have a couple hours to spend in front of the TV, the Internet has you covered. All manner of unsettling short videos exist, one for every occasion; at about ten minutes in length each, you can watch them from your phone while on the bus, before bed, or wherever you prefer to be scared.

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2018 Star Wars Han Solo movie casts Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

2018 Star Wars Han Solo movie casts Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian

Donald Glover, perhaps best known at the moment for his leading role in Atlanta, has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-unnamed standalone Star Wars movie slated for 2018. This standalone movie will focus on Han Solo, per past news. Fans have petitioned to have Glover brought in as Lando for months, something that even spawned this gem of a Photoshop. The news was made official this evening.

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Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Netflix isn't what it used to be, at least if you're located in the US. Sure, you could order DVDs and probably get just about anything you want, but that seems downright archaic and slow and you may not even own a DVD player at this point, never mind watching stuff on mobile. Netflix is rolling out a ton of original content and that's great, but the licensed content library is more or less dwindling in equal measure. What happened to all the great movies and TV shows? They're chilling on Amazon Prime Video.

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It’s not your imagination: the US and UK Netflix libraries suck

It’s not your imagination: the US and UK Netflix libraries suck

Netflix users were up in arms when the service banned VPNs, and for good reason: depending on where you live, the Netflix library may be pretty crappy. The complaints are most common among US and UK users, and we now know why -- the libraries available to both those regions have the lowest number of top movies. A study looking into the numbers found the UK has the lowest among them all.

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Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

Logan movie trailer is Old Man Logan (sort of, kind of)

The first full Logan trailer is out, and Hugh Jackman's final hurrah as Wolverine looks bleak. Bleak in a way we did not expect Marvel would be capable of. In the same way Guardians of the Galaxy broke with superhero movie conventions, Logan is here. In the same way Deadpool brought superhero movies to adults with actual blood, guts, and adult language, Logan is here.

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Flux Capacitor Keychain does nothing at 88mph

Flux Capacitor Keychain does nothing at 88mph

One of the coolest of all the '80s movies was "Back to the Future". The first films was great, the second and third left a bit to be desired though. One of the things I remember most about the movie from my youth was the DeLorean, because if you are going to build a time machine, you should do it with style. I also remember the flux capacitor vividly.

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‘Dark Web’ movie about Silk Road being written by the Coen brothers

‘Dark Web’ movie about Silk Road being written by the Coen brothers

The last few years of investigations into the Silk Road — the network of black market websites where sales of drugs, weapons, and much more took place — along with the conviction of its founder Ross Ulbricht, are getting the Hollywood movie treatment thanks to Fox. The film is currently dubbed — wait for it — Dark Web, and none other than the Coen brothers, the duo behind acclaimed hits Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and more, have been tapped to write the screenplay.

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New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

It's time again to begin diving in on our yearly Star Wars film, Rogue One - A Star Wars Story. That is, Star Wars: Rogue One, a Star Wars Anthology film, as it might have been called in the spring of 2015. For those of you that followed our coverage of Star Wars: The Force Awakens - you know good and well that we're not about to let a Star Wars film go getting released without analyzing it well and beyond that of a normal film.

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Hellboy 3 movie probably isn’t happening

Hellboy 3 movie probably isn’t happening

There’s some sad news circulating for Hellboy fans: the greatly anticipated (read: hoped for) third installment in the movie franchise, Hellboy 3, probably isn’t happening. Such news comes from Ron Perlman himself, who indicated in a recent interview that conversations about making the movie have been dropped and that everyone is busy with other things. “We don’t talk about that anymore,” Perlman said, speaking about the possibility of a Hellboy 3 movie. That leaves little hope that we'll see the trilogy brought to a proper end.

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Power Rangers movie gets dark & serious in debut trailer

Power Rangers movie gets dark & serious in debut trailer

The New York Comic-Con is being held this weekend, and movie studio Lionsgate has used the event to premiere the first trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers movie. The two and a half-minute video does a great job of setting up the superhero story many of us watched on TV growing up. Many of the familiar elements are there, including the group of five outcast/troublemaking teens that discover a meteorite and gain powers. However, it's clear the goofiness of the early '90s show has been replaced by Zack Snyder-influenced levels of serious darkness.

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