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9 Films to See in Theaters or Stream at Home This Weekend, From 'I Origins' to 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

What will you be watching this weekend? Here are nine ideas.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 18, 2014 6:46 PM
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Stream This: Ari Folman's Soaring, Ambitious 'The Congress,' Starring Robin Wright as Many Versions of Herself

At long last, Ari Folman's "The Congress," the Israeli auteur's half-animated followup to his fully animated "Waltz with Bashir" (2008), is available to stream. This electrifying fantasy about an actress (Robin Wright) who sells her soul to the studio system offers plenty of visual derring-do and optimism about the future of cinema -- despite being very anti-Hollywood.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 14, 2014 2:42 PM
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What to Watch in Theaters and on VOD This Weekend

What to see, or not to see? That is the question this weekend, from theaters to VOD and set-top streaming alternatives. Here's what we recommend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2014 7:23 PM
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Hal Hartley's 'My America' to Premiere Through Online Streaming Site Fandor (REINVENTOR VIDEO)

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The online movie watching service Fandor--under its new(ish) CEO Ted Hope, who took over the venture this January--is celebrating an important first this week: the premiere of Hal Hartley's new film, "My America."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 1, 2014 2:34 PM
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Amazon Snaps Up Exclusive Rights to Drafthouse Films

Amazon Prime--the internet giant's streaming content arm--has nabbed the exclusive rights to several indie movies distributed by Drafthouse Films.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 27, 2014 11:02 AM
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Regal and Paramount Offering 'Super Ticket' to 'Transformers 4'--With Home Video Purchase Baked In

Regal Entertainment seems to be taking a leaf out of Willy Wonka's book: for the opening of Michael Bay's new explode-a-palooze "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the theater chain is offering fans the chance to buy what it's calling a 'Super Ticket.'
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 18, 2014 12:34 PM
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The Future of Movie Watching in Three Wonky Graphs

When the words 'PriceWaterhouseCoopers' and 'movies' are uttered in the same sentence, it usually means someone is talking about the Oscars. But last week, the financial services company released its predictions for how film and entertainment consumption will change worldwide over the next four years.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 13, 2014 1:37 PM
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Stream These: 10 Essential LGBT Art Films, From Jean Genet to Xavier Dolan

With San Francisco's Frameline Film Festival and LA's Outfest mere weeks away, it's that time of the year when the festival circuit gets a little queerer. And so, for those cinephiles looking to celebrate LGBT Pride Month at home, here are ten queer cinema essentials you can stream now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 12, 2014 10:30 AM
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Can We All Just Get Along? Netflix Pulls Back on Verizon Feud (UPDATE)

OK, seriously, corporate overlords--can we all just get along? This is starting to look like high school!
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 10, 2014 12:50 PM
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Exclusive: Great New Video Essay Surveys Five Chris Marker Films Now Streaming from Sundance

Then are still ten days left in May, which means there are still ten days left in SundanceNOW's Doc Club retrospective of the films of Chris Marker. And in celebration, they've put together a great new video essay that shines a light on the famously elusive director, who was fascinated by memory, existence, cinema -- and cats.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 4:56 PM
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