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The 25 Best Movies From 25 Years Ago: “Reservoir Dogs” Highlights the Underrated Class of 1992

1992SmallThey just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.

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The Must-Stream Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix in June

unnamedWith award-winning stalwarts and exciting new shows, Netflix is back in June to continue their campaign to fulfill everyone’s entertainment needs. Along with a number of movies and shows from outside their production sphere, there will be something for everybody on Netflix in June.

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

unnamedNetflix continues to crank out original content, with no less that 29 movies, shows, and specials hitting the streaming giant this month. With the addition of other stellar shows and movies, Netflix has your visual entertainment needs covered in May.

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Our 10 Favorite Stoners, from the Bong Lovers of “Broad City” to Brad Pitt’s Pothead in “True Romance”

Our Favorite Stoners in Honor of 4/20We’ll be honest, this one was tough. There’s no Jay and Silent Bob, no Annie Hall, no one from Dazed and Confused, no Woody Harrelson, or even Seth Rogen! Hell, the guys from Friday didn’t even make this list, but they sure would’ve been the Honorable Mention… if we were doing one of those.

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

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

unnamedNetflix is celebrating the dawn of spring with a fresh infusion of content, both classic and original. Classic comedies, enthralling docs, and long-awaited shows are just part of updated menu that subscribers will be able to enjoy.

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

unnamedNetflix is packing the shortest month of the year with as much quality content as possible to keep us entertained for the next 28 days. A duo of smash hit animated comedies, a classic epic, and a timely Oscar-winning biopic are all on offer starting on the first.

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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 Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In December

unnamedNetflix is coming through the chimney with a big bag of quality content this holiday season. Classic comedies, thought-provoking dramas, and a blockbuster superhero smash are just some of the titles checking into the streaming giant this December.

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Remembering Space Jam on Its Twentieth Anniversary and Forecasting the Future of the Franchise

SpaceJamDunkSpace Jam is a groundbreaking product of IP-centric filmmaking filled to the gills with product placement. The film is also a heartwarming romp that has retained its cultural resonance two decades after its release. On its twentieth anniversary, we look back at and look forward towards the upcoming sequel.

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In October

unnamedIt’s a little surprising that Netflix doesn’t have some Halloween themed releases given that it is going to be October, however the streaming giant’s cadre of additions this month is still quite strong. With Oscar-winners, laugh-out-loud comedies, and original series this month is set to be a good one for hours and hours of streaming.

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The 11 Political Movies You Need To Watch During Election Season

Malcolm-X-Denzel-WashingtonElection season can be stressful for all parties involved (pun intended). If you’re a little weary of 24-hour coverage and social media salvos, kick back and check one of these 11 excellent political movies.

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One Bad Year: The Joker’s Recent Relegation To The Sidelines

Joker2The Clown Prince of Crime has been featured in two films this year and both made the perplexing decision to cast him off to the side. If you have the Michael Jordan of villainry up your sleeve, why leave him on the bench?

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In August

unnamedNetflix gets political with a doc and a Donald Trump spoof while stand-up specials from two comedy legends become available this month. That and more in our picks for what to watch on Netflix in August.

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Retro Review: Choosing Life – Danny Boyle’s “Trainspotting” At 20

Trainspotting4 Twenty years after its release, Trainspotting hasn’t aged a day. We take a look at the Danny Boyle’s iconic tale of angst, rebellion, addiction and redemption.

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Retro Review: Why “Ghostbusters II” Doesn’t Completely Deserve Its Reputation As A Subpar Sequel

960_resize Ghostbusters II gets a bad wrap and is often said to have sullied the reputation of the original. While it certainly doesn’t approach the lofty heights of its predecessor, the second installment of the franchise does offer plenty of laughs.

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In July

unnamed Marty McFly, Axel Foley, Jack Burton and Martin Riggs are all coming to the streaming giant this month. That and more in our picks for what to watch on Netflix in July.

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Retro Review: Why “Independence Day” Is The Quintessential Popcorn Blockbuster

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CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE – Gameplay Trailer

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DESTINY: RISE OF IRON – Trailer

destiny_rise_of_iron_3_resize2 Destiny: Rise of Iron is the next expansion to the Destiny universe. It features an all new cinematic story campaign set within The Plaguelands, a brand new location on Earth along with new weapons, armor, gear, and a six-player cooperative raid.

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MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA – E3 Trailer

HitListOrganicSchedule A whole new galaxy awaits for you to explore. Mass Effect: Andromeda pushes the boundaries of known space into the next generation, delivering distant star systems with remote and hostile planets ripe for discovery.

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HALO WARS 2 – Official E3 Trailer

the_legend_of_noble_six_halo_spartan_war_hd-wallpaper-1474694_resize In Halo Wars 2, the Spirit of Fire and her crew, led by Captain Cutter, face a deadly new faction known as The Banished. Their chief, the Brute warlord Atriox, is both a deadly warrior and brilliant military leader in control of a massive army. The key to victory is knowing your enemy, but Atriox is a threat no one is prepared for.

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Retro Review: “Ferris Bueller” Turns 30

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On the thirtieth anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off we take a look at John Hughes’ 1986 classic and explore the universal themes and lasting popularity of Matthew Broderick’s gleeful rogue.

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“X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Expresses Support For Mystique Standalone Film

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X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer recently expressed interest in developing a Mystique solo film. Jennifer Lawrence’s role in a potential spinoff, however, is uncertain. The Oscar-winner completed her three-picture contract with the release of Apocalypse.

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In June

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The fourth season of mega-hit Orange Is The New Black drops on the 17th , while an iconic blockbuster and a Best Picture winner prepare to make landfall. That and more in our picks for what to watch on Netflix in June.

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Retro Review: “The Bad News Bears” At Forty

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On the fortieth anniversary of The Bad News Bears, we take a look back at the hard drinking Coach Buttermaker and his merry band of ball playing misfits.

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Top 10 Hockey Movies

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With the NHL season racing to a climax and the final eight teams fighting for a place on Lord Stanley’s Cup, we thought it’d be a perfect time to celebrate the fastest sport on two legs. Check out our list of the top ten hockey films to watch in between the games.

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ANDRON – Trailer (Alec Baldwin, Danny Glover, Michelle Ryan)

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A group of people are plunged into a dark, claustrophobic maze, where they must fight to survive, as the outside world watches.

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Tulip Fever – Official US Trailer (Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Christoph Waltz)

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An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

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The Must-Stream Movies And Shows Coming To Netflix In May

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The second seasons of Grace and Frankie and Bloodline bloom, while the streaming giant enters the world of international programming with the French language political drama Marseille. That and more in our picks for what to watch on Netflix in May.

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