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Stream This: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' Pedro Almodovar's 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 28, 2013 3:07 PM
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The summer movie season continues with its usual gusto, providing us ample opportunity to make related streaming recommendations. Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!" hits theaters, so we're offering one of his older films as a complement. And coupled with the release of "The Heat" is another female buddy comedy -- a smash hit from the late '80s. However, despite another big slate at the cinemas, this week has been monumental in its political developments as much as anything else. Indeed, the overturning of DOMA and California's Proposition 8 by the United States Supreme Court and Wendy Davis' near single-handed take down of SB#5 in the Texas state senate all harken significant changes for this country in the weeks, months, and years to come. In honor of these historic events and people everywhere leading the charge for equal rights, we would like to highlight several films with concurring themes. And now, here are our streaming selections for the week.

'Flight' Director Robert Zemeckis Talks Denzel Washington's Moral Ambiguity, The Future of 'Roger Rabbit 2' & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 5, 2012 3:03 PM
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His storied career brimming with underdog personalities faced with extreme spectacle, director Robert Zemeckis has seemingly found his fireworks this time in the recognizable face of one man: Denzel Washington. In his just-released drama, “Flight” -- which secured a fantastic opening this past weekend to the tune of $25 million -- the actor plays William “Whip” Whitaker, an alcoholic airline pilot responsible for expertly crash-landing a damaged aircraft mid-flight, and it is Zemeckis' choice of cinematic focus that marks his altered approach.

Robert Zemeckis Says 'Roger Rabbit' Sequel Will Still Go On Despite Bob Hoskins' Retirement

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 15, 2012 12:25 PM
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Director Robert Zemeckis made his long-belated return to live-action filmmaking this weekend after a 12-year stint in the world of motion-capture with his latest drama, "Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a commercial airline pilot struggling with alcohol (read our review here). It’s about as far away as you can get from the mo-cap world of "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carrey. But with 300-some digital shots in the drama to pull off some of its dazzling aerial sequences, it’s not like Zemeckis has completely abandoned technology. A pioneer in the field of motion capture with "The Polar Express" and "Beowulf,” Zemeckis also blazed trails in the late ‘80s with his now-classic live-action animation hybrid, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

Producer Kathleen Kennedy Says ‘Robopocalypse’ Will Have ‘Minority Report’ & ‘A.I.’-Like Elements & Says The ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ Sequel Is Stalled For Now

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 16, 2011 6:24 PM
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Besides "Lincoln" and "The Adventures of Tintin" sequels, what else do director Steven Spielberg and producer Kathleen Kennedy cooking for their follow-ups? And what else is Kennedy working on outside of her projects with Spielberg? We quizzed Kennedy for a rapid fire round-up of everything that's on the table, and what's being pushed aside at the moment.

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