Disney’s long-awaited streaming service will be called Disney+

Disney has announced the name for its upcoming streaming service: Disney+, scheduled to launch in the US in “late 2019.”Along with the new branding, the company has also announced two more major shows that will be hitting the service. A second Star Wars spin-off will see Diego Luna reprise his role ... #disney

Verge | 8.11.2018 17:35:43

Even for the Harry Potter hardcore, Crimes of Grindelwald is one convoluted movie

Warning: spoilers ahead for the 2016 film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.Even in their earliest, most child-friendly days, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books were never particularly simplistic. From the beginning, they introduced a crowded cast and a busy, messy world. And while her characte... #harry-potter

Verge | 8.11.2018 16:00:05

MoviePass is staffed by dogs now, apparently

It’s been a grim year for MoviePass, the endlessly embattled movie subscription service. The company, which built a base of reportedly more than 3 million subscribers with a deal that let users watch a movie a day in theaters for under $10 a month, has been losing money at a prodigious rate. Over th...

Verge | 7.11.2018 19:47:19

Vince Gilligan is reportedly writing a Breaking Bad spinoff film

Breaking Bad may be returning to the spotlight again, this time with a new spinoff film from series creator Vince Gilligan. According to The Albuquerque Journal, Gilligan’s new project, currently dubbed Greenbriar, “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”Breaking Bad was a r...

Verge | 7.11.2018 11:51:43

Netflix is developing animated shows from the creators of Moana, Inside Out, and Finding Dory

Often, Netflix doesn’t announce its new projects until shortly before their release. It has the luxury of making surprise releases for an audience that is always hungry for new content. Today, though, the streaming company announced a four-year plan for upcoming animated series, which brings it more... #netflix

Verge | 6.11.2018 14:29:07

AMC will raise the price of its MoviePass competitor next year, citing strong demand

Theater chain AMC says its new MoviePass-style subscription service, called Stubs A-List, continues to grow at a surprising pace, with more than 500,000 members since its launch back in June. Yet because of that, AMC says it will now have to raise prices in pricier markets like California and New Yo...

Verge | 5.11.2018 18:27:39

The Walking Dead has a Rick Grimes movie trilogy on the way

Last night, The Walking Dead dealt with the heavily marketed departure of series star Andrew Lincoln in a startling, unexpected way. The way the episode handled the event didn’t make sense from a story or audience perspective, but a story from The New York Times clarifies that it did make sense from...

Verge | 5.11.2018 17:53:02

Deadpool 2 returns to theaters as PG-13 Christmas film Once Upon a Deadpool

Deadpool 2 is returning to theaters this December, but not in the way you’d expect. As previously reported, the famously foul-mouthed superhero sequel is getting a second theatrical run but as a toned-down PG-13-rated Christmas version titled Once Upon A Deadpool, according to Deadline.As teased by ...

Verge | 5.11.2018 16:24:10

Steven Yeun on Burning, The Walking Dead, and changing roles for Asian-Americans

For fans of The Walking Dead, Steven Yeun is a familiar face — he played fan-favorite character Glenn Rhee over the course of six years and seven seasons of the show, in the process earning a fandom and rapidly kickstarting a widely varying acting career. Asian-American actors often struggle to find...

Verge | 4.11.2018 13:00:04

Why Guillermo del Toro’s attention to detail makes his movie monsters stand out

Guillermo del Toro is behind some of cinema’s most inventive and visually-pleasing genre films in recent years — Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, and The Shape of Water all enjoy stunning costume and set design that complement their stories and which stand out from the rest of what you might s...

Verge | 4.11.2018 11:54:30

9 new trailers you should watch this week

Last week we put out a video about how the golden age of streaming services — where you sign up for one service and find a wealth of content from all over — is rapidly ending. And tellingly enough, one of the best examples of a service like that, FilmStruck, which specialized in classic cinema, anno...

Verge | 3.11.2018 12:00:04

20th Century Fox is using AI to analyze movie trailers and find out what films audiences will like

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Verge | 2.11.2018 12:14:15

For the real Bohemian Rhapsody, stream the best recorded Queen concert this weekend

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows...

Verge | 2.11.2018 11:23:37

Netflix’s Orson Welles revival is strange, fascinating, and frustrating

Welles struggled for years to make The Other Side of the Wind More than three decades after Orson Welles’ death, he’s joined the ranks of famous directors making movies for Netflix. At age 25, Welles made his directorial debut with 1941’s Citizen Kane, which completely changed the language of filmma... #netflix

Verge | 1.11.2018 15:03:09

The new horror film canon (and where to stream it)

For people with a lively interest in cinema’s rapid technolgical and cultural evolution over the past few decades, few areas are as fascinating as the horror genre. Just a few decades ago, horror films were mostly considered disreputable and schlocky. The field was dominated by cookie-cutter sequels...

Verge | 1.11.2018 0:23:29

Smart scares for smart people

By now, filmmakers and game designers have jump-scares down to a science. All it takes to really startle an audience is a combination of unsettling music, a protagonist or avatar creeping up on something they probably shouldn’t approach, and a big blare of sound and something moving rapidly at the s...

Verge | 31.10.2018 17:23:07

The lost Fresh Prince ‘Nightmare on My Street’ video has reemerged on YouTube

In 1988, the summer A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master was released, New Line Cinema sued BMG, the music label of DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince. The rap duo’s second album He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper had been released earlier that year, and they made a video for “Nightmare on My Stre...

Verge | 31.10.2018 14:25:32

The Wandering Earth could be China’s breakout sci-fi blockbuster film

China isn’t typically known for its science fiction blockbusters, but a new trailer for an upcoming film called The Wandering Earth has all the hallmarks of a big, Hollywood-style genre movie: it features a dramatic story of the Earth in peril, complete with eye-popping scenes of spaceships escaping...

Verge | 31.10.2018 13:42:48

Prospect is a stylish science fiction movie that puts world building first

Science fiction tends to be an expensive genre. Bringing the elaborate worlds of Star Wars, the futuristic dystopia of Blade Runner 2049, or the exotic planets and creatures of the Alien franchise to life costs significant money, which naturally encourages studios to greenlight movies that feel like...

Verge | 31.10.2018 10:30:03

James Cameron’s Avatar sequels have finally moved on from Papyrus

There are many things that James Cameron’s Avatar movies have been made fun of for over the years: the hackneyed plot that borrows heavily from FernGully, the tedious White Savior trope, the magic trees, the improbably oversized knife that features prominently in the film’s final battle. But none of...

Verge | 29.10.2018 17:13:08

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in November

You may have noticed that in the last two months, this column has largely centered on scary movies. That’s because Halloween is obviously the best holiday of the year, which leaves me in a bit of a quandary for November. What am I going to do, focus on really awesome Thanksgiving movies? That’s clea... #netflix #amazon #hbo

Verge | 28.10.2018 12:00:02

2018 saw record growth in LGBTQ roles on television

2018 has been a bad year for the LGBTQ community in politics, but it’s been a record-breaking year in media, according to GLAAD’s annual TV diversity report. LGBTQ representation on television hit a record high this year, with 8.8 percent out of 857 series regulars on broadcast TV openly identified ...

Verge | 26.10.2018 17:16:14

Lucasfilm canceling its Boba Fett film could be good news for Star Wars’ future

Lucasfilm’s standalone Boba Fett movie has apparently been Sarlacced. Rumors of the film’s development broke right as Solo: A Star Wars Story was hitting theaters, but last night, a reporter for Sirius XM radio said Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy told him the film was “100% dead,” and that they’re...

Verge | 26.10.2018 16:10:54

WarnerMedia’s classic cinema streaming service FilmStruck is shutting down

WarnerMedia is shuttering FilmStruck, a popular streaming service dedicated to older, foreign, independent, and art house-style films from Turner’s Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection, the prestigious home video outlet that recognizes significant contributions to contemporary and classic cin...

Verge | 26.10.2018 11:23:13

The first Bird Box trailer makes it look like the opposite of A Quiet Place

Back in 2014, The Hold Steady frontman Josh Malerman wrote his debut novel, Bird Box — a chilling post-apocalyptic movie about a young mother trying to get her two children to safety in a world overrun with monsters. The book’s big hook: no one actually knows what those monsters looks like, because ...

Verge | 24.10.2018 17:41:49

Suspiria is an ambitious remix of a horror classic

Remaking horror classics is a tried-and-true tradition, but it’s still a little mystifying why anyone felt 1977’s Suspiria was a good candidate. Dario Argento’s giallo classic, about a dancer training in a school that is secretly home to a coven of witches, isn’t influential for its setting and prem...

Verge | 23.10.2018 13:36:57

Logan Paul’s new movie is the zombified husk of a YA dystopian thriller

In 2016, YouTube released its first original movie: a near-future tale called The Thinning about a world where children are killed for failing a standardized test. Starring Logan Paul, The Thinning was almost immediately forgotten; nevertheless, YouTube still started the production of a sequel the f...

Verge | 23.10.2018 11:21:20

Be More Chill, Broadway’s unlikely viral hit, is getting a film adaptation

Be More Chill — the up-and-coming sci-fi Broadway musical based on Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same name — is getting a film adaptation, according to a report from Deadline. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps and Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions have been tapped to make a movie version of the musical, although...

Verge | 22.10.2018 16:35:05

Silent Night, Bloody Night is the perfect streaming slasher for Halloween fans

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each week, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows o...

Verge | 20.10.2018 14:00:02

The new Halloween is a slasher movie with an actual message

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It has been revised for the film’s wide theatrical release.Warning: mild spoilers for the Halloween franchi...

Verge | 19.10.2018 11:41:16

MoviePass’ parent company being investigated over fraud concerns

The New York attorney general’s office is launching an investigation into MoviePass’ parent company, Helios and Matheson, over allegedly misleading investors. A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Verge that an investigation is underway. The news was first reported by CNBC. The i...

Verge | 17.10.2018 17:23:59

Jason Blum is the latest producer who doesn’t believe women directors exist

Just short of a year ago, Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy made headlines around the world when she said, in an interview with Variety, that the franchise hadn’t had a film directed by a woman yet because there wasn’t a woman with the appropriate resume.“We want to make sure that when we bring a ...

Verge | 17.10.2018 16:18:17

Deepfake edits have put Harrison Ford into Solo: A Star Wars Story, for better or for worse

Solo: A Star Wars Story was always going to create waves in the Star Wars community — after all, how could you possible recast a role like Han Solo with anyone else other than Harrison Ford? Well, it turns out that there’s always a way: in this case, using AI-based deepfake techniques to replace Sol...

Verge | 17.10.2018 15:37:39

Gareth Evans on Apostle’s measured, restrained approach to full-blown gore

For a Welsh-born director, Gareth Evans has an odd claim to fame: through a series of movies made in Indonesia, he brought the martial art pencak silat to Westerners’ attention, made a star out of martial artist Iko Uwais, and built a name for himself through brutal, precise action sequences and a m...

Verge | 16.10.2018 11:33:01

New trailers: Aladdin, Pet Sematary, Good Omens, and more

Often when I’m scrolling through movies on Netflix, HBO, or some other streaming service, I feel like I’ve wasted so. much. money. going to movie theaters. Inevitably, everything shows up online and ready to stream, and instead I’ve spent more than $30 for a pair of tickets to go see these same titl...

Verge | 13.10.2018 12:00:01

Netflix’s Apostle takes The Wicker Man to a radical new level

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from Fantastic Fest.Back in 1973, Robin Hardy completed his shocking cult classic The Wicker Man just in time to see a shakeup at studio British Lion erode al... #netflix

Verge | 12.10.2018 13:00:49

Netflix’s Last Man on the Moon is a perfect bookend for First Man

There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows... #netflix

Verge | 12.10.2018 12:05:02

Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct Black Panther sequel

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct a sequel to the blockbuster film. The Hollywood Reporter says that he has “quietly closed a deal to write and direct the sequel.” Disney and Marvel haven’t officially greenlit a sequel to Black Panther, but it’s almost assured given the fir...

Verge | 12.10.2018 10:04:18

First Man is one of the most intense space movies of all time

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. It has been updated and reposted for the film’s October 12th wide theatrical release.Over the course of a s...

Verge | 11.10.2018 12:47:28

Guillermo del Toro and Sam Raimi signed to produce shows for new Quibi streaming service

Guillermo del Toro, the Academy Award-winning director of The Shape of Water and Pan’s Labyrinth, and Sam Raimi, the director of the original Spider-Man trilogy, have signed on to produce content for a new streaming service called Quibi, reports Deadline. Del Toro is working on a modern zombie story...

Verge | 11.10.2018 10:55:14

Movie based on viral Zola stripper tweetstorm has a star and director

Back in 2015, just days after Aziah “Zola” Wells went viral with a now-deleted 148-tweet saga about a trip with a fellow stripper to Tampa, Florida, TMZ reported that Hollywood players had approached her about developing the tale as a movie. By early 2016, James Franco had reportedly signed on to pr...

Verge | 9.10.2018 17:58:48

James Gunn is now writing Suicide Squad 2

James Gunn — the director of the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies — is moving across the comic store aisle to Marvel’s biggest cinematic superhero rival, DC, to write the script for “the next installment in the Suicide Squad franchise,” according to a report from Polygon.The news comes after...

Verge | 9.10.2018 15:55:24

Netflix buys up New Mexico studio facility for massive new production hub

When Netflix moved into its new Los Angeles headquarters last year, the company made sure it had several sound stages at the ready for any production needs. Now the streaming service is taking things a step further, acquiring ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as part of a plan to bring as much... #netflix

Verge | 8.10.2018 17:50:21

New York Comic Con 2018 trailer round-up: Aquaman, Star Trek, and more

New York Comic Con wrapped yesterday, and it was a busy few days, with plenty of news about highly-anticipated titles like Daredevil, Star Trek: Discovery, and American Gods. Interestingly, much like with San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, the big reveals at this year’s NYCC were almost entirely...

Verge | 8.10.2018 11:54:37

9 new trailers you should watch this week

This weekend is New York Comic Con, which means there are a ton of trailers coming out for upcoming series, particularly those starring comic book characters. Stay tuned, because we’ll have plenty on the site, but we’ve also been seeing a bunch of other fun stuff, like recreations from Harry Potter ...

Verge | 6.10.2018 12:00:02

Talking to Master Replicas’ Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine

“I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”Even with the background hum of New York Comic Con all around us, the iconic voice of Hal 9000 — the sentient computer from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey — made me intensely nervous as its red eye stares back from Master Replicas’ booth on the convention...

Verge | 6.10.2018 9:00:02

In You Might Be the Killer, a Twitter thread expands into a horror-comedy — barely

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from Austin’s Fantastic Fest.Feature films have been inspired by an awful lot of random things — theme park rides, online fetish ads, plotless rhythm video ga...

Verge | 5.10.2018 15:52:07

Venom is a bizarre and baffling mess

The benefit of adapting any pre-existing intellectual property for the silver screen is that studios always know an audience is waiting. Whether the source material is a book, a video game, or even a line of toys, the logic is straightforward: if somebody liked a story in its original medium, they’l...

Verge | 5.10.2018 13:22:30

New York Comic Con 2018: all the panels, activations, and trailers at this year’s show

All the TV, movies, and cosplayers from this year’s big show This year’s New York Comic Con is upon us. Like San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, it’s one of the bigger fan gatherings of the year, with tons of panels, trailer reveals, and cosplayers descending on midtown Manhattan. There’s a lot t...

Verge | 5.10.2018 12:55:59

New extended Aquaman trailer shows off over five minutes of underwater action

We’re still a few months away from Aquaman hitting theaters, during New York Comic Con Warner Bros. has just given us our best look yet at the Jason Momoa-led film with a new extended trailer that’s packed with footage from the movie.Clocking in at a hefty five minutes, the trailer gives us a genera...

Verge | 5.10.2018 12:40:11