Sony’s controversial comedy, The Interview, will be available to watch on Netflix on Jan. 24. That’s—one, two, three, four—four days away. On a Saturday, no less, which means you can spend this weekend eating pizza and seeing what all the fuss is about.
The controversial movie “The Interview” is now available online through Google and Microsoft services as well as a Sony Pictures website, the companies announced separately on Wednesday.
The Interview, otherwise known as the controversial movie that has been at the center of cyber attacks on Sony, will officially debut in theaters on Christmas Day. You may also be able to stream it online. While Apple allegedly turned down the option to provide it through iTunes, YouTube apparently bit at the chance, though there’s nothing certain just yet.
It’s going to be a down month in January for Netflix in terms of content, with a lot of really great movies expiring and not very many being added. I guess it depends on what you consider to be a “good” movie, but I think we can all agree that it will be very sad to seeThe Mighty Ducks, Breakfast Club, Happy Gilmore and Tombstone all disappear in the same month. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I suppose last month’s lineup makes up slightly for the quality of content being taken down.
The next James Bond film, the 24th in the famous franchise, will be known as “Spectre” when it finally hits theaters at the end of next year. Sam Mendes, the film’s director, announced the news at an event at London’s famous Pinewood Studios on Thursday. Daniel Craig will return as the iconic British spy (this will be his fourth Bond movie), with other stalwarts returning, including Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.
Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange when the film hits theaters on Nov. 4, 2016.
“Stephen Strange’s story requires an actor capable of great depth and sincerity,” said producer Kevin Feige. “In 2016, Benedict will show audiences what makes Doctor Strange such a unique and compelling character.”
We didn’t necessarily have high expectations going into Terminator: Genisys (yes, that’s the correct spelling), but after seeing the official trailer, we’ve come away pleasantly surprised. We don’t expect the new Terminator film to be amazing or blow or minds. But, considering how wayward the previous films have been, we’re excited to see how this one pans out.
By now, you’ve most likely seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer about a hundred times and dissected every frame to determine if you are interested in seeing it or not. My take is that it looks fantastic, but it breaks my heart to see the Millennium Falcon subjected to such modern Hollywood “swirly camera” movements. It’s a minor complaint though, and it could be a lot worse.
A massive Sony Pictures hack that allowed attackers to steal an estimated 11 terabytes of data has been followed by the online release of a number of upcoming movies. Fury, Annie, and Mr. Turner are among the films thought to have been uploaded by a group that calls itself the Guardians of Peace.
Sony is no stranger to system hacks, but this one is almost certainly its worst yet.
Last Monday, computers owned by Sony Pictures were hijacked and an incredible amount of digital data was stolen from them. In addition to unreleased movies, hackers obtained sensitive corporate information and warned that it would be released into the wild if its demands were not met, TorrentFreak reports.
The wait is over and holy moly it was worth it. I…I am in shock, in awe, excited, nervous, hopeful. That was one heck of a teaser. We only get to see a few of the new cast members, including a cloaked figure whose face isn’t revealed. But wow. J.J. Abrams’ style definitely comes through, and if you had any worries he couldn’t pull off the long-awaited Star Wars reboot, I think we can put those worries to rest.
What’s important is the substance is there too; the trailer has some weight to it, mystery; it’s intense and dramatic. We’re immediately introduced to an “awakening,” which we can only interpret as the Dark Side of the force gaining in strength following Darth Vader’s demise. I mean, come on, the title of this episode is ‘The Force Awakens.” No official plot has been unveiled just yet, but the film, which takes place 30 years after the defeat of the Empire, will no doubt focus on the cloaked figure, who is giving off a Darth Maul-like vibe. Whoever it is, that cross Lightsaber is pretty bad ass.
I wonder what John Boyega’s character was doing in a Storm Trooper uniform? Maybe he was undercover? Or was he fighting for the Empire before realizing he wanted to become a Jedi? Questions! And how about those X-Wing fighters—hoo-boy. They’re looking awesome, and the final shot of the Millennium Falcon was pretty amazing. I watched Star Wars as a kid, so I’m more than excited to see more. Unfortunately, Star Wars: The Force Awakens won’t hit theaters until Dec. 18, 2015, which is still more than a year off. Ah well, we’ll just have to look out for more trailers as the months carry on.
You can bet today’s teaser will be endlessly directed and turned over for clues. We’ll definitely need a minute to digest what’s going on. Just sit back and enjoy for now.
As is always the case this time of month, a new list of movies entering the fabled kingdom of Sir Netflix has been revealed, and there are some pretty awesome additions.
We’ve seen some big movies—old and new—hit the streaming service’s catalog over the past several months, and there’s a pretty healthy mix once again. As you head into Finals Week at school, take a moment to enjoy the charming absurdity of A Knight’s Tale, or the infuriating creepiness of The Village. There’s much more.