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2016 Super Bowl Trailer Guide: What Ads to Expect During the Big Game

by ScreenCrush Staff February 1, 2016 @ 2:19 PM
Football fans are no doubt excited for the 2016 Super Bowl, but even non-sports fans can find something to enjoy. No, we’re not talking about Cam Newton handing out footballs to little kids or Peyton Manning’s last stand, we’re talking about the Super Bowl movie trailers that will be airing during the commercial breaks. With the 2016 Super Bowl set to air on CBS this Sunday, we thought now would be the perfect time to run through what we know is going to debut during the big game and what surprises could still be in store. We’ll continue to update with any last minute surprises, and you can watch all the 2015 Super Bowl trailers on our site as they become available.

It Will Never Love You Back: Marvel Entertainment, Ike Perlmutter and Why the Corporation Cannot Be Your Friend

by Charlotte Finn February 1, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Marvel Studios
Late last week, word broke that the CEO of Marvel Entertainment donated $1 million to a charity connected to Donald Trump, a political figure of… some controversy. This is not the first time Perlmutter's name has arisen in a negative light — leaked e-mails implied he cautioned against female-led superhero movies, he's cited as the main reason Marvel Studios extricated itself from under the Marvel Entertainment umbrella, a famous story claims he was so cheap that Marvel Entertainment had to make do with one bathroom per gender for an entire floor, and he comes off especially poorly in Sean Howe's Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. A number of fans are surprised that Marvel, in the midst of making an extended push for diversity in its line, would have someone sympathetic to a candidate as xenophobic as Donald Trump at the very top, but there are good reasons not to be. First, Marvel's diversity push has been pretty haphazard, and second, this is a corporation we’re talking about.

‘Swiss Army Man’ Directors Talk About Finding Meaning and Tears In Fart Jokes

by Erin Whitney February 1, 2016 @ 8:38 AM
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It’s only been a week since ‘Swiss Army Man’ shocked Park City audiences at its Sundance world premiere, and the absurdist dramedy is already known as “the Daniel Radcliffe fart movie.” If you’ve seen the headlines and read the reviews (here’s ours), you already know the film prompted some walk-outs after Paul Dano‘s Hank rode the back of Radcliffe’s Manny, a farting corpse, like a jet-ski across an ocean. But, like those who left after the hilarious, blissfully weird opening scene, what you don’t know is that Swiss Army Man is actually a meditation on profound, human topics.

John Carney on His Autobiographical Musical ‘Sing Street’ and the Influence of the ‘80s

by Erin Whitney January 29, 2016 @ 2:40 PM
The Weinstein Co.
As any fan of ‘Once’ can attest, writer, director John Carney is a master at capturing the complexities of love through music. In his latest musical, ‘Sing Street,’ Carney pulls from his own past as a misfit school boy in the 1980s who found solace in music.

Bestflix: February 2016’s Best New Netflix Instant Titles

by Matt Singer January 29, 2016 @ 12:27 PM
Bestflix — ScreenCrush’s monthly video series dedicated to finding the best new stuff to watch on Netflix — is back with more recommendations for December 2015. (If you missed October, November, or December’s episodes [we missed January], it’s not too late to add more great films and TV shows to your MyList.)

Scooby-Doo Is Dumb

by Matt Singer January 28, 2016 @ 1:43 PM
The big pop cultural announcement this morning (via Entertainment Weekly) is that DC Comics is turning a bunch of classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons into a new line of comics. DC’s concept is to update these properties for 2016; not to simply continue their adventures as if no time has passed since their 1970s heyday, but to “revitalize the characters in a new day and age.”

The Top Five Batman Movies That Were Never Made

by ScreenCrush Staff January 26, 2016 @ 8:28 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 Amazon Prime Video Releases: February 2016

by Britt Hayes January 24, 2016 @ 3:33 PM
If you're looking for an alternative to heading out to the theater or if you need a change of pace from Netflix, don't neglect that Amazon Prime subscription. The streaming service has some new exclusive titles arriving next month, including the critically-acclaimed documentary Amy and Spike Lee's bold and bombastic Chi-Raq. There's also a handful of classics for you to discover and rediscover, along with new seasons of TV shows for your binge-watching needs. Read on for your guide to what's hitting Amazon Prime Video in February.

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: February 2016

by Britt Hayes January 24, 2016 @ 12:54 PM
If you’re in need of a break from the movie theater next month, there are lots of great titles heading to DVD and Blu-ray in February, including some of last year’s most critically acclaimed releases to help you get caught up before the Oscars. Whether you’re looking to rent or own, you’ll find plenty of titles to choose from in our guide to February’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.