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The A.V. Club’s 11 favorite Pixar movies to stream right now on Disney+

9. Inside Out (2015) Inside Out – Official US Trailer Inside Out…takes place almost entirely within the mind of a preteen girl, where five personified emotions struggle to guide her through a life crisis. Bucking the current company mandate of churning out lesser sequels and prequels, it’s not just a brilliant idea, but maybe the […]

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Apple to throw a ton of money at Brad Pitt’s Formula 1 movie

Brad Pitt (Chris Pizzello-Pool/Getty Images) , Lewis Hamilton (Clive Rose/Getty Images)Photo: The A.V. Club Apple has finished at P1 in the race to win the rights to Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski’s untitled Formula 1 movie, and while the movie itself sounds pretty cool on its own (if only because Formula 1 is cool, […]

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Deadpool 3 writer insists that Disney isn’t going to ruin the movie

Deadpool cosplayerPhoto: Roy Rochlin (Getty Images) Ever since Disney swallowed up Fox’s movie division, the big question on everyone’s mind—other than “is it bad for culture if one company owns everything?”—has been “what does this mean for Deadpool?” We’ve gotten a few assurances over the years that Disney and Marvel Studios have plans for the […]

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The test run of Netflix’s password crackdown isn’t going well

NetflixPhoto: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Everyone get your tiny violins ready, we have some bad news for Netflix that we feel really, really bad about. Really. We feel sooo bad for Netflix. We’re holding back tears over here, screaming to the heavens about how Netflix doesn’t deserve to be punished and how too many […]

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Netflix: “Nobody would say” Ricky Gervais’ comedy “isn’t thoughtful or smart”

Left: Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix), Right: Ricky Gervais (Arnold Turner/Getty Images for Netflix) Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos wasted no time quintupling—are we at “quintuple” at this point? Hextupling? Infinitupling?—down on his support for comedians Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais this weekend, referring to his defense of the presence of both […]

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The best ’80s movies available on Netflix now

The waning days of young summer friendship are charted with incisive depth and wiseass humor in Stand By Me, Rob Reiner’s superlative dramatization of Stephen King’s novella “The Body.” As in its source material, Reiner’s story concerns four best friends who, on Labor Day weekend 1959, learn the whereabouts of the corpse of a missing […]

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The best action movies on Amazon Prime Video

The ExpendablesScreenshot: The Expendables With The Expendables, a rejuvenated Sylvester Stallone set out to make not just an action movie, but the action movie. To aid his quest to create the gold standard by which all other cinematic bloodbaths should be compared, he assembled a cast straight out of a 12-year-old boy’s fevered fantasies, bringing […]

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Netflix drops premiere date, teaser for Cobra Kai’s fifth season

Netflix has unleashed the first look at the fifth season of Cobra Kai—and we now we know when the series will finally be hitting the streamer too. When we last left the Valley, Terry Silver had fixed everyone real good: his dojo had won the All Valley Karate tournament—by nefarious means—forcing Daniel LaRusso and Johnny […]

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How 1982 changed movies—and moviegoers’ sense of summer—forever

(Counter clockwise from top-left): E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal), Bladerunner (Warner Bros.), Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Universal), Tron (Buena Vista), The Poltergeist (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)Graphic: Allison Corr For cinephiles of a certain age, it is impossible to conceive of a world without a summer movie season. Kicking off on the first weekend of May (or, occasionally, the […]

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Here’s the first look at Netflix’s Blockbuster comedy show

The last remaining BlockbusterPhoto: Andrew MARSZAL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW MARSZAL/AFP via Getty Images Netflix isn’t really in a position to gloat these days, seeing as how it’s being forced to reckon with the reality of the “there must always be growth!” business model it adopted a long time ago (blame capitalism, not Netflix), but […]