This week's new releases include Seth Rogen's Good Boys, Milo Ventimiglia in The Art of Racing in the Rain, Jason Sedaris in The Angry Birds Movie 2 and more! The painting depicts a repulsive rendition of Trump pleasuring himself by touching his right nipple and eating ice cream (in the shape of two breasts).
As a Star Wars devotee, I've resisted watching Space balls for fear it would ignite my nerd rage. To celebrate Space balls 30th anniversary, I decided to finally confront my oddball fear.
Wong, more… J.K. Simmons, Adele Akinnuoye-Agbaje Season year 1997 Content advisory Foul language, drug use, sexual content, nudity, violence Purchase rights Stream instantly Details Format Prime Video (streaming online video) Devices Available to watch on supported devices While it's easy to groan at the prospect of yet-another streaming service (I've certainly been there), if you're a film lover, there is definitely a lot worth considering here.
Indeed, 1939's The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved and cherished family movies in cinematic history, and it's not hard to see why. With its lovable batch of characters, dazzling visuals, enchanting world-building, catchy songs, and big heart, this fantasy musical adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's book is considered one of the greatest movies of all-time.
1942's romantic WWII drama isn't merely great; it's widely considered one of the finest films ever, notably with a rich screenplay, top-notch cinematography, striking locales, and iconic performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Orson Welles was only 25 when he made this epic drama about the life-and-legacy of Charles Foster Kane (based heavily on William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, among other famous figures and tycoons) is quite often considered not merely one of the best movies of all-time but arguably the best.
While the movie itself was met with controversy upon release, it has since received an abundance of acclaim, not merely for Welles' work in front-and-behind the camera but also for its stunning cinematography, incredible make-up, sharp editing, thunderous score, and adventurous narrative structure. Many of which are available on HBO Max, including Modern Times, The Great Dictator, The Kid, The Gold Rush, and 1931's City Lights.
Made during the rise of sound films, Chaplin opted to keep his silent film format for this silent romantic comedy, which follows the misadventures of The Tramp falling in love with a blind woman, though it was the first time Chaplin composed the score to one of his pictures. If you're in the mood to catch up or revisit some classic Charlie Chaplin movies, including this one, go to HBO Max.
The Italian neorealism drama from director Victoria De Sica is a simple-yet-deeply affecting tale of a poor father post-WWII on the search for his stolen bicycle, which was the main source of his livelihood. Though not always an uplifting tale, it is celebrated for its compelling character drama and its nuanced social commentary.
Whether it's seen as a powerful political commentary on the lasting damage to Japan's nuclear holocaust or as an entertaining monster movie that has inspired a variety of B-movies and major blockbusters in the decades to follow, 1954's endearing Godzilla has certainly risen above the ranks of several other monsters movies by being a sharp, compelling commentary with a memorable movie monster who remains relevant and entertaining in the years to come. First introduced to the silver screen in 1933, King Kong is certainly one of the biggest, most recognizable characters in cinematic history.
The very large gorilla-like creature, one who eventually met its tragic end whenever he fell in love with a beautiful young woman, continues to be seen in new movies and in various new iterations, notably with the upcoming, aforementioned Godzilla vs. Kong set to hit theaters later this year, but it's hard to top this original. For as much as Peter Jackson's three-hour remake deserves respect, and Kong: Skull Island isn't without its fleeting thrills, the original King Kong is a wondrous achievement, with a romantic story, full action-packed sequences and some impressive stop-motion animation which brings this gigantic creature to life on the screen.
Throughout several decades and across various film genres, Kubrick's unmistakable style shined bright, capturing his singular vision and creating some of the most iconic, lasting visuals in cinematic history. The space-based sci-fi blockbuster, which follows a voyage to Jupiter gone awry whenever the spaceship's sentient AI begins to have a mind of its own, features striking imagery, extraordinary special effects, a haunting score, and lots of thoughtful commentary on human's place in history and the future ahead.
The movie has inspired sequels, novels, comic books, and more, but none of them (not even the exceptional follow-up, Aliens) have ultimately captured the same intensity as this captivating space-based creature feature. Anchored by a strong lead performance from Sigourney Weaver, Alien is considered one of the best sci-fi movies ever made, and it's easy to see why.
It's a stunning accomplishment, filled with great pathos and fight sequences, and if you've been putting it off for some time (which is a little understandable since, again, it's long-as-hell), you should make a point to check it out. From its iconic scenes to its incredible dance sequences, along with its winning characters and rousing emotional beats, it's a sunny success.
But one cannot overstate how much 1955's Rebel Without A Cause (as well as East of Eden, which also came out that year) turned James Dean from a promising young TV actor to a marquee name to a movie icon. Sadly, this is also the year that Dean was tragically taken from this world in an automobile accident that kept him forever young.
While Hollywood has never truly recovered from the loss of such a bright and talented young actor, it's easy to see the radiant star-power in this passionate performance. What should've paved the way for a sparkly career was unjustly one of his final roles, but his spirit is still burning alive anytime someone pops this classic teen drama on their screen.
Though it is considered one of the earliest and one of the most prolific documentaries in cinematic history, the legacy of 1922's Nanook of the North is ultimately a little more complex. The silent film from director Robert J. Flaherty captures the struggles of an Ink man named Nanook and his family in the Canadian Arctic, but while it's presented in a documentary format, there are several sequences that were deliberately staged, ultimately making it a docudrama by today's standards.
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Add The Wizard of Oz to your Watch list to find out when it's coming back. Muppets Now is a new Disney+ original that features Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest like you’ve never seen them before.
This time around, The Muppets are hosting their own unscripted segments, the kind of which you’re used to streaming online. There are lifestyle tips from Miss Piggy, science tricks with Bunsen and Beaker, and some expert culinary advice from Swedish Chef (if you have a translator handy).
In addition to the brand new Muppets Now series, Disney+ features the most robust assortment of Muppet-y goodness in all streaming. Fortunately for Muppet-obsessed streamers, toucan find those two feature films on a couple of platforms where they are streaming for free (if you’re cool with watching some ads).
Second: toucan still purchase or rent all the above movies and TV shows (except for the brand new Muppets Now, of course) digitally at your preferred VoD storefront. And with the original Muppet Babies, it’s most likely due to that show’s frequent use of movie clips.
Just to sort everything out, below is a list of every TV series and feature film that The Muppets have headlined over the decades, with quick instructions on how to watch them digitally.