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New Movie Releases: July 2016

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by Britt Hayes June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Sony / Empire
The summer movie season continues next month with new Ghostbusters, a big friendly giant, another Purge night and Star Trek Beyond, and that’s not even half of it. Those of you interested in something a little less blockbuster-y should definitely add Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice to your must-see list, along with the James Wan-produced horror flick Lights Out. For details on all of these movies and more, read on for our complete guide to July’s new movie releases.

The Top Five Worst X-Men Movie Moments

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by Matt Singer May 24, 2016 @ 10:11 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: June 2016

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by Britt Hayes May 21, 2016 @ 12:56 PM
Paramount
Whether you’re looking to rent or own, there’s plenty of great stuff hitting DVD and Blu-ray next month. You can (and should) catch up with Disney’s wildly successful Zootopia, a smart animated flick with all-ages appeal, or if you’re looking for something a little more grown-up, check out acclaimed indie favorites like Anomalisa and 45 Years. For those in need of genre thrills, 10 Cloverfield Lane and Midnight Special are also hitting shelves next month. For all those titles and more, dig into our guide to June’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.

New HBO NOW Releases: June 2016

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by Britt Hayes May 19, 2016 @ 8:18 PM
20th Century Fox
Game of Thrones Season 6 comes to an end in June (so soon!), but luckily HBO NOW has plenty of viewing options to help keep you occupied during your annual mourning period. Next month brings the premiere of HBO’s new weekly series Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, hosted by the renowned sports analyst, author and ESPN vet. Cinephiles, meanwhile, will be thrilled to see the addition of Ridley Scott’s The Martian and (maybe) David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. But more importantly, the epic Problem Child trilogy is coming to HBO NOW in June, giving you a chance to engage in a fierce familial debate over the finer points of Junior’s schemes — surely a more contentious topic than the resurrection of Jon Snow.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: June 2016

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by Britt Hayes May 18, 2016 @ 9:16 PM
USA
By now you should know better than to sleep on that Amazon Prime account and all the new titles added to their streaming service each month. June gives you a chance to catch up with Mr. Robot before the Season 2 premiere in July, along with movies like Apocalypse Now and Carrie, and newer releases like Trumbo and Love & Mercy. Read on for our guide to the new titles coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video next month.

More Comedies Should Be As Progressive About Feminism and Gay Relationships As ‘Neighbors 2'

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by Erin Whitney May 18, 2016 @ 12:53 PM
Universal Pictures
Despite how much of a refreshing surprise the first ‘Neighbors’ was, I’ll admit I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the sequel, which looked dispensable and derivative. The poster and trailer for ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ made it clear that Nick Stoller’s sequel to the 2014 Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne comedy was simply replicating the original premise and gender-swapping it to raise the stakes. It seemed like the expected set-up for a movie to stereotype and villainize young women, ridicule and dumb them down for laughs, and subject them to dick jokes. But it turns out ‘Neighbors 2' is a more pleasant surprise than the first movie. Not only is it one of the best and funniest comedy sequels, but the most feminist, self-aware and gay-inclusive mainstream comedy of the year, if not ever.

New Movie Releases: June 2016

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2016 @ 8:33 PM
Pixar
In case you didn’t get enough inspiration from our list of the 20 films you absolutely must see this summer, then perhaps our guide to June’s new movie releases will give you a few more ideas. Next months brings sequels to Independence Day, The Conjuring and Now You See Me, a new Pixar film, and a comedy from the Lonely Island trio. And that’s only half of it. Did we mention Daniel Radcliffe’s magical farting corpse? That’s something you definitely do not want to miss (and we say that sincerely).

A Trip Inside Beetle House, New York’s Spooky Tim Burton–Themed Restaurant

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by Erin Whitney May 17, 2016 @ 9:37 AM
Warner Bros/Beetle House NYC
I’m a sucker for themed food and drinks, especially when it comes to movies. I once cooked a Louisiana-style feast with a friend around ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ served hamburgers and Sunny-D for a group screening of ‘Juno,’ and crepes for one of ‘Midnight in Paris.’ So it only made sense that I jumped at the opportunity to check out the new Tim Burton-themed restaurant with a group of fellow film writers on Monday night.

The Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Theory Is Good News For the Starks

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by Erin Whitney May 10, 2016 @ 8:09 AM
HBO
What is ‘Game of Thrones’ without fan theories? Now that the show is heading in completely unknown territory for both book and show fans, theorizing is more vital (and more exciting) than ever. After just three episodes into Season 6, there’s plenty left up to speculation. From a crazy theory about Bran and the Mad King to one about the return of a long-unseen character, here are the best theories to come out of Sunday night’s episode ‘Oathbreaker.’