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                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019

                The 10 Best Netflix Movies of 2019
                This time last year, Netflix estimated that it would release 90 original movies in 2019. At the time, the number seemed outrageous: That’s more than four times the number Warner Bros. made in the same 12-month period — and more than any human would ever care to watch. Guess what: Turns out that 90 was a conservative estimate, as Netflix unloaded nearly that many original features and series (one estimate pegged the number at 73) last month alone.

                Overwhelmed? Netflix employees refer to all those movies as “content,” but to quote “The Irishman” director Martin Scorsese, “But that’s not cinema.” Scorsese was dismissing Marvel movies when he said that — albeit with his face pressed to the window of his shiny new glass house. Cinema, it would seem, isn’t something one sees in the cinema anymore, and no one’s doing more to expand that experience than Netflix, including buying up a few
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                ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Clip Released in ‘Fortnite’, Where You Can Now Wield a Lightsaber

                ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Clip Released in ‘Fortnite’, Where You Can Now Wield a Lightsaber
                Because it’s 2019, and everything is a commercial, the popular online multiplayer video game Fortnite was exclusively treated to the debut of a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clip. But surely you’re an adult with responsibilities and there’s a chance that maybe you don’t even know what Fortnite is. Thankfully, gamers who record […]

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                “There Were Signposts All Along The Way”: Peter Dinklage Discusses Daenerys’s Heel Turn

                And the book says we may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us. So goes the story of “Game of Thrones,” a cultural phenomenon that broke the collective hearts and minds of the internet in 2019. The show’s tragic ending for the once-beloved Daenerys Targaryen was a sore spot for many fans, one that doomed the cast and crew to answer questions about the show’s ending for the rest of their careers.

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                Upcoming Netflix Movie Release Dates

                If it seems as though Netflix is releasing a new original film each week it’s because, well, they nearly are. Director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation marked the first “Netflix Original Film” back in 2015, and since that time Netflix has ramped up both production and acquisition of original films to debut exclusively on the streaming service. They range from romcoms like To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to Oscar-winning dramas like Roma to even blockbusters like Bright, and Netflix is showing no signs of slowing down. So with so many upcoming Netflix movies …
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                Here’s How Long It Will Be Until New Disney Movies Arrive on Disney+

                With Disney+ here, Disney is looking to change the streaming landscape in a big way. They’ve got a major advantage over their competitors by having not only the Disney name, but a stacked library of titles that people already enjoy. After decades of the “Disney Vault” creating artificial demand from artificial scarcity, Disney+ represents a 180 where they’ll be more than happy to put their beloved titles on a streaming platform for all to enjoy. [caption id="attachment_802126" align="alignright" width="360"] Image via Lucasfilm/Disney/caption] But while Disney is showcasing their back catalogue, what does the …
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                ‘Uncut Gems’ Directors Josh and Benny Safdie Almost Cast Kobe Bryant Before Landing on Kevin Garnett

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                ‘Uncut Gems’ Directors Josh and Benny Safdie Almost Cast Kobe Bryant Before Landing on Kevin Garnett
                Josh and Benny Safdie’s merciless assault on the senses, “Uncut Gems,” is now in theaters from A24, with the film’s star Adam Sandler turning out a startling performance that both showcases his singular gifts while revealing new ones. Not since “Punch-Drunk Love” has the comic actor delivered such an unhinged, yet emotionally nuanced turn.

                He stars as the eccentric, abrasive Howard Ratner, a NYC jewelery dealer who is splitting up with his fed-up wife (Idina Menzel) and has all but alienated his children. One of the film’s subplots revolves around a rare gem that Howard has imported to his shop, which he ends up lending to real-life basketball player Kevin Garnett. However, according to a new interview with Vulture, the Safdies originally designed the film around Kobe Bryant, and also considered NBA players Amar’e Stoudemire and Joel Embiid.

                “It started with Amar’e Stoudemire, who was a
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                Joe Cornish Heads to HBO Max for TV Series Adaptation of Sci-Fi Novel ‘Snow Crash’

                Director Joe Cornish has set up his next project: A return to television directing with an adaptation of the sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Although Cornish is best known for his work on Attack the Block and the more recent adventure flick The Kid Who Would Be King, the director did get his start directing the UK TV series The Adam and Joe Show, which ran from 1996 to 2001. [caption id="attachment_859711" align="alignright" width="200"] Image via Del Rey/caption] Now, according to Deadline, Cornish is moving on from The Kid Who Would Be King to Snow Crash. …
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                “It Was Like a Weird Dream”: Elisabeth Moss On Working With Wes Anderson

                This has been a good year for Elisabeth Moss. Not only is Moss receiving accolades for “Her Smell,” a film about a self-destructive musician, she also starred in the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and is set to revamp the Universal Monsters pantheon with her horror director Leigh Whannell. Oh, and she also starred in some little no-budget film called “Us,” which only dominated the cultural conversation for a couple of months.

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                ‘Star Wars’ Rumors: Will Wedge Antilles And Ahsoka Tano Appear In ‘Rise of Skywalker’?

                Lift a glass and toast to those poor “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” folks. Stuck in the middle of a never-ending junket, forced to answer constant questions about the ‘Star Wars’ universe and watching controversies and counter-controversies spawn from every misspoken phrase – it’s a lot. More often than not, the most the cast and crew can hope for is to skate through these interviews unscathed, offering a handful of answers that barely move the needle.

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                Rey Uses a Jedi Mind Trick in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Scene Unveiled at Fortnite Event

                We're less than a week away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and we're still being treated to new goodies from the film. On Saturday, director J.J. Abrams participated in an in-game Fortnite crossover event where he, as an avatar of himself, unveiled a new clip from Rise of Skywalker. Let's cut right to the chase: The new Rise of Skywalker clip is a crowd-pleaser for Star Wars fans everywhere. Even though it's short, it reveals Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe (Oscar Isaac) sneaking their way …
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