If you’re paying for Amazon Prime, you should be taking advantage of all the great new titles added to the Instant Video library each month. April brings new seasons of Veep and the critically-acclaimed British series Catastrophe, along with plenty of movies to stream from new favorites to old classics like Batman and Gremlins. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in April.
Among the more surprising developments in recent months was the seemingly-out-of-nowhere announcement that J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot teamed up with genre director Don Coscarelli to restore Phantasm. The cult classic received a full 4k makeover, enhancing both sight and sound to restore the wonderfully weird and creepy horror-fantasy to something even better than its former glory. The remastered Phantasm debuted at SXSW, allowing fans both old and new to rediscover and experience Coscarelli’s cinematic fever dream.
One of the trickiest roles to cast in an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is that of Jake Chambers, the young boy who meets Roland Deschain during his journey in the first novel and becomes a key figure in the gunslinger’s story — not just once, but twice. He’s an incredibly vital member of the story, but given his age (11), the length of the series, and the impossibility of keeping a kid from growing up, Jake is easily the most difficult role to fill. But director Nikolaj Arcel has done it anyway, casting a relative newcomer in the long-awaited adaptation.
10 Cloverfield Lane hits theaters next week, which puts us at peak marketing for Bad Robot’s mysterious “blood relative” to Cloverfield. In addition to a pair of special IMAX TV spots featuring new footage, Paramount has also unveiled a handful of official photos from the upcoming horror / sci-fi thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman (and maybe also a monster?).
It’s been a long while since we’ve heard anything about the sequel to Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland. Sony was reportedly fast-tracking the film back in 2014, with The Expendables scribe David Callaham working on the screenplay. Since then, we’d pretty much forgotten about Zombieland 2 — to be fair, the first film was great on its own, and while talk of a sequel seemed interesting back in 2010, it’s been six years and it doesn’t seem like fans are clamoring for a sequel.
There’s plenty of stuff to keep you busy at the movie theater next month, from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 10 Cloverfield Lane and all the other titles in between. But if you’re looking to enjoy some movies in the comfort of your home, March brings lots of new releases for you to rent or buy, including 2015 hits like Creed, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and much more. Read on for our guide to March’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases.
Just as they did with Cloverfield, Bad Robot has been toying with fans by releasing some very mysterious viral marketing for 10 Cloverfield Lane. In addition to some info about John Goodman’s character and the subliminal images hidden in trailers attached to Deadpool, now comes even more intel for you to puzzle over and dissect for the next couple of weeks.
While Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sprawling horror epic It has now joined the list of great films that might have been, New Line hasn’t entirely ditched the plans set out by the former True Detective director. The studio is still planning on adapting the novel into two films, with the first focusing on the characters as children and the second following them as adults. And though we still mourn what Fukunaga’s version could have been, take solace in knowing that New Line is at least targeting an R rating.
Early tracking for Fox's Deadpool solo film suggested that Tim Miller's profanity and violence-laden superhero outing would bring in around $65 million. That number inflated over the past week, and thanks to a strong preview night on Thursday, February 11, the estimate for the risky action film ballooned to $135 million — and that's precisely how much Deadpool made in its first three days in theaters, shattering a few box office records along the way.
Deadpool star T.J. Miller recently said that there’s a more profane, more violent and more “raw” cut of the film, leading many fans to believe that we’d eventually see an unrated, extended version of the movie hit DVD and Blu-ray. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening, as director Tim Miller has revealed that he has no plans for a director’s cut of Deadpool, so you’ll just have to enjoy the one that’s out there.
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