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ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of March 31

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 31, 2017 @ 10:14 AM
HBO
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are five things to watch this weekend:

Hack Into These ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 30, 2017 @ 1:45 PM
If you’ve seen the original Ghost in the Shell anime, you remember some of the classic shootout scenes. But did you know to get authentic gunplay correct in the movie, director Mamoru Oshii took his staff to Guam to practice firing weapons? During their research, they discovered that there are no sparks when bullets ricochet off stone, which is why there aren’t any sparks in the film’s museum scene. That’s just one of the ghostly facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

More Movies to Watch in March 2017: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 29, 2017 @ 12:45 AM
Think there’s nothing good to watch on television? Think again — and check out our new series, On Demand With ScreenCrush. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked films you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.

The Worst ‘Iron Fist’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving!

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 27, 2017 @ 8:47 AM
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving!, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving! is all about.

ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of March 24

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 24, 2017 @ 8:47 AM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are five things to watch this weekend:

These James Gunn Facts Have Us Super Excited

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 20, 2017 @ 10:33 AM
If you’ve seen Guardians of the Galaxy, you know and love Baby Groot and his dancing antics in the closing credits. But did you know Groot’s moves were based on the dancing of director James Gunn? It’s true. And that’s just one of the galaxy-spanning facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

ScreenCrush Staff Picks for What to Watch the Weekend of March 17

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 17, 2017 @ 8:03 AM
El Rey Network
If you can’t decide what to watch this weekend, ScreenCrush’s Staff Picks are here to help. They’re like the recommendations at an old video store, except you don’t have to put on pants or go outside to get them. Here are six things to watch this weekend:

Your Previous Kristen Stewart Knowledge Is About to Be Eclipsed

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 16, 2017 @ 12:16 PM
You know Kristen Stewart from the Twilight franchise. But did you know she got the role of Bella Swan because of her work in another movie? In 2007, Stewart played a supporting role in Into the Wild starring Emile Hirsch. It was Hirsch who recommended Stewart to Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, and set the actress on the path to her most famous part. That’s just one of the facts in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

Movies to Watch in March 2017: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 14, 2017 @ 9:06 AM
The Oscars are over, but it’s not too late to catch up with some of 2016’s most talked-about titles. But which ones are worth your time? That’s where our new series, On Demand With ScreenCrush, comes in. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked films you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.

Complete the Circle of Life With These ‘Lion King’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 14, 2017 @ 8:34 AM
Everyone who knows The Lion King remembers that signature opening sequence with the classic musical number “The Circle of Life.” But did you know this great scene was originally planned without the song? Originally, Disney filmmakers thought this sequence would be heavy on dialogue, laying out all the various characters and aspects of the plot. But then they heard the instrumental version of “Circle of Life” and realized the scene would be much stronger by letting it play. That’s just one of the kingly facts in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!