Category Archives: Features

The Must-Stream Movies and Shows New on Netflix in January

unnamedNetflix is replete with a wide variety of new viewing options just when we need it. After the endless chain of shopping and holiday celebrations we’re in great need of quality entertainment to help us recover.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (01.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLogan to make its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and AMC announces new sci-fi documentary series from James Cameron. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Floundering of The Founder

founder excerpt With strong central performances The Founder should have been an awards season contender but with a January dump and little fanfare the project looks to be forgotten. Neil Turitz examines what went wrong.

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Accessing the Sundance 2017 Party and Event Grid

Sundance ExcerptHeaded to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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The Sundance 2017 Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Sundance ExcerptUpdated 01.16.17. Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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The Sundance 2017 Party and Event Grid (EXCLUSIVE)

Sundance ExcerptUpdated 01.17.17. Headed to Sundance? You’ll need our Exclusive Party and Event Grid, VIP parties & RSVP details. We’ll continue to update the list as we get closer to the big event, so you’ll have everything you need to keep the party going the whole time!

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The Deadpool Oscar Consternation

DeadpoolDeadpool was one of the best pictures of the year, but will the Academy deter from their usual practice of voting for award-bait drama films and nominate this wisecracking superhero flick? And if it does, will it mean anything to the larger landscape of blockbusters and the Oscars?

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17 Must-See Movies at the Sundance Film Festival

sundance-excerptThe 2017 Sundance Film Festival is less than a week away and, as expected, the fest boasts an impressive lineup from talented filmmakers and actors. From Sundance favorites to up-and-coming names there is a long list of films in various categories, but we’ve sorted out through the lists and picked 17 that caught our eye (even though all the films seem pretty amazing).

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“Berlin Syndrome” Sells to Vertical & Netflix Ahead of Premiere at Sundance

berlin-syndrome-excerptThe Sundance Film Festival is less than a week away, but films are already starting to sell in the days leading up to the highly anticipated Park City fest. The latest to be acquired is the Cate Shortland-directed psychological thriller Berlin Syndrome starring Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. Vertical Entertainment secured the North American theatrical rights, while Netflix nabbed the streaming rights.

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Live By Night Film Review: A Crime Thriller Mess That Should Have Been Left in the Dark

live-by-night-excerptBen Affleck’s latest directorial/starring venture, Live By Night is billed as a “crime thriller.” There is lots and lots of crime, but to call it a thriller is being extremely generous. Based on the best-selling book by Dennis Lehane (a presumed better option than watching this movie), the film is a series of tired plot points that meander, making this unfocused movie 2017’s first dump into the January cinematic wasteland.

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Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps with “Saturday Night Live’s” Beck Bennett (Things We Love!)

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“New year, new me,” is a chorus echoed throughout social media in January. With that being said, it is a perfect time to revisit the Ben Berman directed short film How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps!, written by Aaron Bleyaert.

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The Influence of Chinese Money in Hollywood (Part Two)

hollywood china 1 Neil Turitz looks to examine whether or not the investment of Chinese money good for the film industry. In the second part of this new series, he explores the benefits to Chinese money and influence staking a claim in Hollywood and its business.

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Spoiler Culture, and the Spoilers Who Spoil It

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Spoilers are hard to avoid in our internet culture, but that does not mean you shouldn’t try to keep some plot points secret. In this day and age, consideration for others shouldn’t be an endangered concept and yet that seems like the case more often than not.

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The Golden Globes 2017: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

moonlightWe’ve picked a few of the best and brightest categories that will be honored this Sunday, January 8 at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards to give our take on who we think is going to win… and who we think should win in the world of film and television.

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Look Out for 2017, There’s Plenty of Bad Stuff Ahead

excerptAll the things you can skip, ignore, or otherwise pass up in the coming months of 2017. A look at some of the potholes and unfortunate entries on the road ahead, a sort of heads up for the 2017 equivalents of your Ben-Hurs, your Collateral Beautys, your Jack Reacher: Never Go Backs, your Alice Through the Looking Glasses.

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SXSW Announces Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song” as Opening Night Film

song-to-song-excerptThe lineup for the 24th annual South by Southwest Film Festival is beginning to take shape and they have landed a high-profile Opening Night title in the form of Terrence Malick’s latest Song to Song. SXSW will serve as the film’s World Premiere for the film which features an all-star cast including Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, and Haley Bennett.

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The Evolution of Disney Animation (Things We Love)

excerpt disney Watch the innovative and ambitious evolution of Disney animation from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Zootopia in this short video essay, chronicling their animated theatrical features since 1937.

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The Influence of Chinese Money in Hollywood (Part One)

china excerpt The film industry in China is growing and growing which is leading to an increasing demand of high quality film entertainment in the world’s most populous country. Over the next weeks, we’ll delve into this recent development and what it means for the future of Hollywood.

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The Tracking Board’s State of the Race: A Look at this Year’s Top Oscar Contenders

Academy-Awards-StatuesAwards season is in full swing and there is a long road until the 89th Annual Academy Awards, which are slated to air on February 26, 2017 on ABC. The nominations for the coveted statuette won’t be announced until January 24, 2017, but favorites have already emerged from the pack — and the competition is stiff.

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Patriots Day Film Review: Another Sensitive Hollywood Take on Tragedy

041816_PATRIOTSDAY_KB_419.CR2Peter Berg’s take on the Boston Marathon bombing is an amazing story of the human spirit, but you walk away feeling weird — and even a bit guilty — that it was even made at all considering the sensitivity of the real-life event.

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It’s a White – and Red – Christmas in This Supernatural Holiday Short (Things We Love)

we love it excerptChristmas magic turns dark in this short film from Matt Nix and Matt Fackrell.

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The Tracking Board’s 11 Most Anticipated Films of 2017

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptAs the year comes to an end, it’s time to look ahead — at the movies of 2017. From superheroes (always) to the magic of Disney and secret service agents, next year is already shaping up to be a good one at the movies.

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On the Importance of These Year-End Best Script Lists

neil excerpt Hit, Black, Blood, Brit, etc.. These year-end lists are important to the writers on them, the agents representing them, and the industry executives reading them but what do they really mean to those who end up on them?

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Fences Film Review: Come For the Film, Stay For the Outstanding Performances

fences-excerptWith its dense dialogue and impassioned emotion, the Denzel Washington-directed drama stays contained, giving the audience a beautifully painted story that comes in waves of joy and agony about a complicated black man and his devoted wife and fractured relationship with his son in 1950s Pittsburgh.

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The Tracking Board’s Best Of Everything 2016

Lin Manuel Miranda Excerpt2016 has been a year that’s been all over the place but one thing we can agree on is that it’s also been a year of some pretty spectacular media and pop culture. That’s why this year, we’re listing our favorite things in movies, music, television, books, podcasts, and more. Plus, find out what made our Overall Favorite Thing of 2016!

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Disney’s Cable Networks May Be Bigger Than Most, but They Have a Lot of the Same Problems (Network Series)

neil excerpt With the final entry in our Network Series, Neil Turitz is here to talk about the Walt Disney Company owned network and how they fall into the everchanging landscape of television.

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Collateral Beauty Film Review: An Instructional on What Not to do in Times of Trauma

collateral-beauty-excerptThere’s are many things wrong with the David Frankel-directed drama Collateral Beauty, with the main issue being that someone thought that this would actually be a movie worth making. The convoluted drama is so pandering and sure of itself that it makes you cringe with anger.

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The Tracking Board’s Film Rights Round Up of 2016

mosquitoland excerptContinuing our 2016 reflection, we scoured our bookshelves to find some of our favorite novels from the past year that are still available on the rights market and highlighted a few of the properties optioned this year that we can’t wait to see up on the big screen.

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The Tracking Board’s Best And Worst Films of 2016

moonlight-excerptAll this week we’re going to be looking at our best and works picks of the year in entertainment. Yesterday we looked at the best and worst television shows from 2016, and today we’re looking at the best and worst crop of films, from the dark comedy The Lobster to various caped crusaders.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Film Review: The Force Grows Strong in the Standalone Saga

rogue-one-excerptDisney’s experiment of standalone Star Wars movies has commenced and wastes no time by hitting light speed with its first solo pic Rogue One. Despite some clunky story problems and gratuitous fan service that could have been left out, the side saga is an entertaining film in the Lucasfilm canon that is worthy of all the hyperspace glory.

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