"The Vast of Night" opens with the intro from a fictional, black-and-white TV show from the 1950s: "Paradox Theatre," modeled after "The Twilight Zone," right down to the portentous, Rod Serling-esque voice-over. That sets the tone for this stylish, micro-low-budget sci-fi thriller, set in small-town New Mexico in the late 1950s, and centering on two young people (Jake Horowitz and Sierra McCormick), whose experience of a strange sound over the radio and via a telephone switchboard. That sound leads them down a rabbit hole involving a potential close encounter of the third kind. Andrew Patterson's feature debut, which won the Audience Award at last year's Slamdance Film Festival, is exceptionally well made, even if at times it feels a tad padded out, as if it were meant to be a half-hour television show. Still, it is an engrossing alien tale, and the slow build to its inevitable payoff is worth the wait. PG-13. Available on Amazon Prime. Contains brief strong language. 89 minutes. … [Read more...] about New movies to stream this week: ‘Vast of Night,’ ‘Lucky Grandma’ and more
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So what's the difference between HBO Now and HBO Max? Well, fans of '90s sitcoms that are far inferior to "Seinfeld" will be happy to learn that they now have the access to "Friends." A host of other popular comedies like "The Big Bang Theory," "Rick and Morty," and "Adventure Time" (with new episodes premiering June 25,2020) will be available as well. … [Read more...] about HBO Max is here and free for 7 days … but what is it?
However, a more pressing concern for many is making sure they take advantage of their last chance to view hits like “Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2” or “The Men Who Stare at Goats” before they exit the platform for good at the end of the month. To help dedicated movie buffs make sure they’re able to dominate their next film trivia night, below is a rundown of what’s coming to and leaving Hulu in June 2020: … [Read more...] about Everything coming to and leaving Hulu in June 2020
Murder-as-entertainment isn’t a cottage industry anymore so much as it is a compound of palatial estates, so prevalent as to spawn the aforementioned buffet of subgenres exploring it: In what mood would you like your homicide presented to you today? It’s that variety that makes Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, which premieres Tuesday on USA, so interesting—a woman-scorned murder drama series that’s journeyed through the looking glass. … [Read more...] about ‘Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story’ Is the Next Big ‘Woman Scorned Murders Her Husband’ Event
Hear This Young Woman's Warning Everyone is eager for life to return to normal, and 20-year-old Sharon Getsis of New Jersey understands that. She was in The Prague when her college study abroad program was abruptly halted. She returned to her parents' home and self-quarantined as required, then went out only for essentials, always wearing a mask and gloves. She caught the illness anyway, was hospitalized for a week and turned a corner after getting the experimental drug remdesivir. "I just want people to take it slow," she said. "Everyone my age was like, I'm worried about giving it to parents and grandparents. But I want young people to know it can just as easily hit one of us. I definitely won't be going to a bar or restaurant anytime soon this summer." By Carly Baldwin on Manalapan Patch. … [Read more...] about 13 Good News Stories: Americans Find The Upside To Life Upended