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New Netflix Instant Releases: January 2015

by Britt Hayes December 31, 2014 @ 8:41 AM
It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new month of Netflix Instant releases. January brings all 10 seasons of ‘Friends’ to the streaming service, as well as some old classics and new favorites, and several new seasons of television for you to binge-watch as needed. Ready your queues and read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Netflix Instant in January 2015.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: January 2015

by Britt Hayes December 30, 2014 @ 5:44 PM
It's the start of a new year, so maybe you should resolve to take advantage of that Amazon Prime subscription—especially if you just renewed it. There are a bunch of great movies and TV shows heading to the premium streaming service in January, from old classics to new favorites, guaranteeing there's surely something you can watch in your free time. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in January 2015.

Comic Strip: Marvel Casts Luke Cage and Sets a Release Date For ‘Daredevil’

by Jacob Hall December 29, 2014 @ 10:51 AM
Marvel / Microsoft
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Marvel finds its Luke Cage, ‘Daredevil’ may have a release date, and the ‘Ant-Man’ trailer is almost here.

15 Fast and Furious Facts About the 'Mad Max' Trilogy

by ScreenCrush Staff December 29, 2014 @ 9:05 AM
It’s been almost 30 years since the last ‘Mad Max’ movie hit theaters in 1985. That's a long time since ‘Thunderdome’ but with ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, the franchise is making a major comeback (albeit with a different Max Rockatansky). Need to catch up on your ‘Mad Max’ knowledge? You can get a primer on all things ‘Mad Max’ in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on George Miller’s dystopian trilogy. It’s time to remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max”…

The 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015!

by ScreenCrush Staff December 23, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
Lionsgate/Marvel/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures/Universal Pictures/Paramount Pictures
T-minus one week and counting until 2015 —and now that we’ve finally put our 2014 top-ten lists to bed, it’s time to turn our attention to the new year. From the looks of things so far, it should be a good one.

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: January 2015

by Britt Hayes December 22, 2014 @ 5:56 PM
20th Century Fox
January is imminent, and what better way to start off the new year than treating yourself to some (or all) of the fantastic films heading to DVD and Blu-ray? There’s plenty of awesomeness to take home to your small screen, including many 2014 favorites—gone girls, LEGO pals, killer houseguests, and even an ass-kicking Scarlett Johansson. From some of the past year’s biggest hits to smaller indie favorites, read on for your guide to January 2015’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.

10 Best 'SNL' Sketches of 2014

by Mike Ryan December 22, 2014 @ 1:10 PM
‘Saturday Night Live’ started 2014 as a show that was rebuilding; it ended the year in a noticeable groove that foreshadows, hopefully, many more great things to come. The following 10 sketches represent the calendar year of 2014—which includes the last half of the 39th season and the first half of this current 40th season. So, with that explanation out of the way, here are the 10 best ‘SNL’ sketches of 2014. Like all lists, you will like some choices and not like others.

Son of a Nutcracker, It’s 15 Festive Facts About ‘Elf’!

by ScreenCrush Staff December 22, 2014 @ 11:03 AM
There’s no consensus on what the best Christmas movie of all-time is, but ‘Elf‘ would have to be up there with the best of them. Released in 2003, the film has gone on to become a bonafide classic, watched as many times over the holidays as ‘A Christmas Story’ or ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. Do you share an affinity for elf culture? Now you can test your ‘Elf’ knowledge with the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

The 25 Strangest IMDb Plot Keywords

by Matt Singer December 22, 2014 @ 10:47 AM
The Internet Movie Database is a fantastic website. It’s an invaluable, comprehensive resource; I use it almost every day of my life. But the IMDb is also an underrated source of comedy. Every film on the site contains what are called “Plot Keywords”—words or phrases that describe motifs, themes, character types, or plot details. Each plot keyword is searchable, so if you wanted a list of, say, every movie where a character gets hit with a hammer, you just need to go to the “Hit With A Hammer” IMDb keyword page. It’s that simple.

Monday Morning Critic: Five Suggestions to Help You Enjoy More TV in 2015

by Ryan McGee December 22, 2014 @ 9:13 AM
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Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a holiday poem, a preview of ‘Justified,’ and five suggestions to help you enjoy TV more in 2015.