The Best Movies Coming to Netflix in March 2017

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Another month is on the way, so another batch of new content is coming to Netflix. This month will see a slew of Netflix original programming hitting the streaming service, ranging from TV shows like the first season of Marvel’s Iron Fist to a new comedy special from Amy Schumer, and one of the many movies that played at the Sundance Film Festival just last month.

Beyond that, there are also plenty of great movies coming to Netflix in March, and we’ve picked out some of our favorites that ‘ll be able to watch throughout the month.

Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

This comedy classic spoof of westerns hails from director Mel Brooks, and the irreverent jokes about race couldn’t be more relevant into today’s political and social climate. The jokes at the center of Blazing Saddles aren’t really about other races themselves, despite several jokes that seem to be at their expense that probably wouldn’t fly with general audiences today. Instead, it’s the idiots who would treat non-white people so dismissively who are the butt of the joke. Spoofs with significance behind their mockery are hard to come by these days, but Blazing Saddles is one that stands the test of time. Available March 1st.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

There are a multitude of reasons Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi novel is a certified classic from 1993. You could go with the visual effects that still look amazing 24 years later, or you could go with the tyrannosaurus rex roar that blew our minds and ears in theaters. There are also the unforgettable chase sequences and the endless suspense from seeing the most realistic dinosaurs to ever grace the big screen (and that includes those that came in the sequels). Jurassic Park is a movie that demands being watched at least once a year, so get your fix in next month. Available March 1st.

Memento

Memento

Before Christopher Nolan went on to direct the best version of Batman the big screen has ever seen, he was at the helm of this psychological mystery starring Guy Pearce. Our story unfolds in reverse chronological order, making the mystery that much more engaging, and also providing audiences with an uncertain conclusion as to whether our main character can really be trusted. For those who haven’t seen it, we won’t spoil anything, but this is Christopher Nolan at his absolute best, and on a small scale in which he hasn’t worked in quite some time. Available March 1st.

This is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

The term mockumentary became popularized in cinema when This Is Spinal Tap hit theaters. The film from director Rob Reiner was the first high-profile comedy of its kind, and without it, we might never have gotten shows like The Office or movies like Borat. Cameras follow around the band, which includes Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, as they embark on a new tour. It’s full of classic comedy moments, including the famous discussion about amps that go up to 11, not to mention a bunch of familiar faces for those who love Best in Show, A Mighty Wind and other Christopher Guest mockumentaries. Available March 1st.

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Pete’s Dragon

Disney’s live-action remake of their animated hybrid from 1977 arrived without much pomp and circumstance. It didn’t bomb or anything, but with only $ 76 million at the domestic box office and another $ 67 from international markets, it wasn’t anywhere near as big of a hit as Disney usually has. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t one of the best live-action remakes from Disney’s recent run of pulling titles from their vault for modern audiences. It has just as much heart and beauty as E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, and a dragon that you and your kids will fall in love with. Toss this one on for the whole family. Available March 14th.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Speaking of live-action and animation hybrids, you can’t go wrong with the absolute best. Robert Zemeckis’ comedic murder mystery was a groundbreaking mesh of animation and live-action filmmaking the likes of which had never been accomplished so seamlessly before. Even more impressive was how the film was able to secure the rights to the iconic characters from Warner Bros. and their Looney Tunes gang, as well as some of Disney’s most signature creations. Combine all that with a clever, satirical approach to the film noir genre and you have a modern classic. Available March 24th.

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The Discovery

Having caught this psychological sci-fi thriller at Sundance back in January, I can tell you that this is a Netflix original movie worth watching at the end of the month. As I wrote in my review from Sundance, “The Discovery has shades of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, both in its economical, practical production design, but also in its surprisingly simplistic approach to a high concept that is driven by carefully crafted characters. In addition, the path to the shocking, moving climax has plenty of influence from Flatliners, and a bit from the indie favorite Primer. Despite all these influences, the movie never feels like it’s overtly borrowing from them, but merely emulating certain thematic elements.” Available March 31st.

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This Supercut Shows You the Best Cinematography of the Millennium (So Far)

This century has shown us some brilliant cinematography—and we’re only in the 17th year of it!

Do you remember where you were on New Years Eve, 1999? While I was a somberly walking around my neighborhood alone waiting for the end of the world, other more optimistic individuals might’ve been eagerly anticipating all of the new and exciting cinematography that the millennium was about to usher in. In this supercut from The Art of Film, we get to see some of the greatest images that over 100 films had to offer in the last 16 years. Check it out below!

It’s impossible (too much work) to include every great film that came out in the last 16 years, but the supercut does a great job of including a wide range of different genres with all types of visual style, from the desolate and horrifying Saw to the vivid colorscape of Up. It was also nice to see selections from films that were more than compositional masterpieces, but were also kinetic powerhouses, like Mad Max: Fury Road and Kill Bill.

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What should the Han Solo movie be called? Here are the best options.

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This much we can tell you for sure: the still-untitled Han Solo spin-off movie will not be called “Red Cup.” 

That’s the working title, a nod to the fact that George Lucas named Solo’s character for the plastic drinks brand. (True story.) But what about the actual title for the standalone film, which as of Tuesday is scheduled for May 25, 2018? Thus far Lucasfilm has it shut up tighter than a smuggling compartment on a Corellian freighter.   

This much is likely: the movie name will be officially announced at Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm’s lovefest for fans, this April in Orlando. It’s a favored location for the company to dispense delightful secrets.  Read more…

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Video: This Might Be One of the Best Lighting Kits $500 Can Buy

Lighting equipment is expensive, but there are ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality.

Getting your hands on a decent lighting kit can be difficult for a budget filmmaker. Buying is oftentimes out of the question and rental costs (if you have a rental house in your town) can still be more expensive than you’d like. So for a lot of us, putting together a kit with a hodgepodge of different lights, modifiers, and stands is the answer, but the question still remains: what should I include in my budget-friendly lighting kit? In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter offers up his response; a high-quality, low-budget lighting kit that you can buy for $ 500.

Pike’s kit includes:

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‘Arrival’ & ‘Moonlight’ Win Best Screenplays at the 2017 WGA Awards

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With just one week to go until the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 2017 WGA Awards. Last year, the big WGA winners were Spotlight (Original), written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy, as well as The Big Short (Adapted), written by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; plus Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief winning the award for Best Documentary. What have fellow writers determined to be the best scripts of 2016? The big winners are Arrival (Adapted), written by Eric Heisserer adapted from Ted Chiang’s short story, and Moonlight (Original), written by Barry Jenkins. I’m so happy for both of these outstanding films! Congrats to both. ›››

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Watch: Every Best Animated Feature Winner Ever

Celebrate all of the Best Animated Feature winners in Oscar history by watching this sweet supercut.

Okay, so the history of the Best Animated Feature Award at the Oscars isn’t a long one, in fact, it wasn’t even created until 2002, the year Shrek took home the prize. However, the animated film about an ogre and his donkey wasn’t the first animated film to be recognized by the Academy. Outstanding works like those of Walt Disney Pictures and Toy Story were simply given special awards, and it wasn’t until Beauty and the Beast in 1991 that an animated film received the highest honor of Best Picture.

But due to a rise in production of animated films from studios like DreamWorks and Pixar at the turn of the century, the Academy decided that the genre deserved its own dedicated award, and thus the Oscar for Best Animated Feature was born.

This year, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, and Zootopia are the animated films vying for the prize, so to celebrate, check out this supercut from Burger Fiction of every single film that has won the award so far.

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The History of Fake Blood (and How to Make the Best Batch)

From red handkerchiefs to chocolate syrup, there’s more to the story of fake blood than you might guess.

If you’ve ever tried and failed to make a good batch of fake blood for your movie, you’re not alone. Filmmakers have struggled with this since the dawn of cinema, encountering even greater challenges once color film came on the scene. In this short video from Great Big Story, we get to learn the history of fake blood, as well as secrets of the numerous concoctions that special makeup artists (like the famous Dick Smith) used in their bloodiest films.

These days, you can go online and simply buy a bucket of movie blood. Though it’ll cost you a pretty penny (ReelBlood is $ 120/gallon), it’ll be consistent and look pretty damn realistic.

However, if you don’t have a huge makeup budget, the ingredients you’ll need for Dick Smith’s famous blood recipe are super cheap—and non-toxic if you switch out the Kodak Photo-Flo for creamer. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

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The 50 Best Movie Fist Fights

The 50 Best Movie Fist Fights

The 50 best movie fist fights

The fist fight. A time-honored tradition of beating down an opponent using the two tools God gave you. Though many of the most revered action scenes in film history involve guns, swords, or other weapons, the personal nature of a fist fight brings out the best in heroes and villains alike and makes sure audiences are paying attention to every swing.

With the release of the new film Fist Fight this weekend, we decided to take a look back at the extensive history of fist fights on the big screen and pick out the 50 Best Movie First Fights we think are the best. Check them out in the gallery below and sound off with your favorites in the comments!

Fist Fight stars Charlie Day, Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan. Dean Norris, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani. It’s now playing in theaters.

On the last day of the school year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst outrageous senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that are putting his job on the line just as his wife is expecting their second baby. But things go from bad to worse when Campbell crosses the school’s toughest and most feared teacher, Ron Strickland (Ice Cube), causing Strickland to be fired. To Campbell’s shock—not to mention utter terror—Strickland responds by challenging him to a fist fight after school. News of the fight spreads like wildfire as Campbell takes ever more desperate measures to avoid getting the crap beaten out of him. But if he actually shows up and throws down, it may end up being the very thing this school, and Andy Campbell, needed.

Fist Fight is directed by Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) from a script by Evan Susser and Van Robichaux.

 

 

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