In addition to all the great new stuff hitting Netflix Instant in March, several titles will be exiting the service. Now's the time to stop procrastinating and watch these movies before they leave the service — perhaps for good. Lucky for you, Netflix isn't letting too many titles expire in March, and we even have a few alternatives to recommend.
It's that time again! A bunch of new titles are coming to Netflix Instant next month, including the latest seasons of House of Cards and Daredevil, as well as new premieres like Pee-wee's Big Holiday and Will Arnett's Flaked — and that's just the Netflix Original content. There's even more in our guide to what's hitting Netflix Instant in March.
Back in 1997, George Lucas re-released the original Star Wars trilogy in digitally altered “special editions,” and asserted that these were the only “true” editions of the classic films. The original, unaltered versions became rare — you can find them on VHS, and they are included on a DVD release (though the transfer is poor), and there are some original 35mm prints floating around, but fans have been desperate for Lucasfilm to restore and re-release the unaltered versions on Blu-ray. While we wait for something that may never come, one anonymous group has uncovered an original 35mm print and cleaned it up.
A few months ago Coca-Cola re-registered the trademark for Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler, the Ghostbusters-inspired drink that frequently hung out in your childhood lunchbox. With a new Ghostbusters movie on the way, that could mean only one thing: The return of Ecto Cooler. And while Coca-Cola has yet to make an official announcement, some new packaging has popped up online that suggests that Ecto Cooler’s return is no longer a rumor.
Just as they did with Cloverfield, Bad Robot has been toying with fans by releasing some very mysterious viral marketing for 10 Cloverfield Lane. In addition to some info about John Goodman’s character and the subliminal images hidden in trailers attached to Deadpool, now comes even more intel for you to puzzle over and dissect for the next couple of weeks.
A (very) brief clip from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has arrived online, offering another look at the new Batmobile from Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero showdown epic. The clip is part of the film's international marketing, and features Batman speeding through a tunnel in his newly-redesigned vehicle, and shows off just how fast and furious this thing can get.
While Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sprawling horror epic It has now joined the list of great films that might have been, New Line hasn’t entirely ditched the plans set out by the former True Detective director. The studio is still planning on adapting the novel into two films, with the first focusing on the characters as children and the second following them as adults. And though we still mourn what Fukunaga’s version could have been, take solace in knowing that New Line is at least targeting an R rating.
We already knew that there were two actors involved with bringing Colossus to life in Deadpool: Andre Tricoteux provided the mo-cap performance for the larger-than-life X-Men character, while Stefan Kapicic provided his heavily-accented voice. But according to this interesting new VFX reel, there were three more performers involved in creating Colossus — yes, it took five whole men to make one giant mutant superhero.
Not too long ago, there was a rumor going around that Rian Johnson had a secret production codename for Star Wars: Episode VIII — a totally believable rumor, given that most major films shoot under secret titles and the practice is fairly common. Episode VIII’s codename is secret no more, as Carrie Fisher (and her insanely adorable dog, Gary Fisher) has revealed the sequel’s production title, and, like most codenames, it’s one you never would have guessed.
Surprise — Paramount has delayed the release date of their upcoming sequel to The Ring yet again, marking the third time that the studio has assigned a new release date to Rings, following a series of shifts for their long-developing Friday the 13th reboot / sequel / who-knows-what-it-is-anymore. Rings will now hit theaters this October…supposedly, maybe, possibly, we’ll see.
It took a few tries, but Ryan Reynolds finally delivered a good superhero blockbuster with Deadpool, and to celebrate, the actor is eyeing a reunion with the writers behind his box office record-breaking solo outing. Reynolds is in talks to star in the upcoming sci-fi film Life, which boasts the bonus feature of working opposite Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation breakout Rebecca Ferguson.
It’s been 37 years since the original Amityville Horror, which weirdly spawned 12 sequels, many of which were direct-to-video releases up until now. A new trailer for Amityville: The Awakening takes us back to the dreaded haunted house once again for the new sequel starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bella Thorne. And it looks about as corny as a direct-to-video sequel, but at least it has a good cast?
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