Henchmen Available to Watch Free Starting on Christmas

Tubi, the ad-supported free streaming service, has announced that starting tomorrow (Christmas Day), they will be showing the movie Henchmen. Here’s some of the promotional text: The movie features an all-star voice cast that includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Craig Robinson, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle, Jane Krakowski, and Bobcat Goldthwait. In Henchmen, a young man Lester (Middleditch) dreams of becoming a supervillain and joins the Union of Evil as a henchman led by fallen […]

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Enola Holmes Lawsuit Settled

I was not surprised to hear that the Arthur Conan Doyle estate sued Netflix (as well as production company Legendary Pictures, Penguin Random House, and the author of the original books Nancy Springer) over the Enola Holmes movie back in June (in New Mexico, of all places). They have a reputation of trying to get funds when big-pocket participants are involved in Sherlock Holmes projects. (They promote, on their website, licensing the character for, in addition to Sherlock, the US […]

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The Most Popular Streaming Genres in Several Countries

Thanks to the good folks at Just Watch, who provided this data, I found out what the most popular genres are for streaming movies and TV shows in several countries. Comedy ranks highest in the US, UK, France, Spain, and Italy. (That’s common — 28 out of the 60 surveyed countries had comedy rank first.) It comes second in India, after Thriller. The top five genres, in order, in the US are Comedy Horror Action Family Science Fiction The UK […]

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Beach Party Movies on Amazon Prime Video

If you’re looking for some escapism, particularly since many of us didn’t have a summer vacation this year, how about a whole slate of 60s beach party movies? You can read more about the history and why I like them at that link, but this month, Amazon has made the following available on Prime Video to watch for free if you’re a subscriber. Muscle Beach Party Bikini Beach Pajama Party Ski Party How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Weirdly, the […]

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Pay Video-on-Demand Gaining Greater Acceptance, New Audience

Is this movie news or TV news? More and more, it is difficult to distinguish the two. I’ve been using the site JustWatch.com to find out where items are available to stream. It’ll tell you where you can watch or rent movies and TV shows. It’s a help, particularly when it comes to obscure movies (turned out one was available for me to watch for free, easily, through Hoopla, the library service). They put out this infographic, looking at attitudes […]

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Getting Ready for Enola Holmes

Given I know a number of Sherlock Holmes fans, there’s been a lot of chatter lately about the upcoming Enola Holmes movie, which debuts on Netflix on September 23. This is the one where Henry Cavill plays Sherlock, and the title character is played by Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things). It’s based on the book series by Nancy Springer (six books, 2006-2010) in which the young Holmes sister is on her own when their mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) goes […]

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More J. Jonah Jameson to Come from JK Simmons

In this brief clip provided by SiriusXM, JK Simmons answers the question as to whether we’ll see him again as J. Jonah Jameson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This comes from a call-in to The Jess Cagle Show. I have to say, one thing the Marvel movies get very right is their casting. Simmons is perfect as the grumpy, old-school newspaper editor, just as Robert Downey Jr. was perfect as Iron Man and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange. I’m so […]

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Scooby-Doo Origin Movie Goes to Home Video

Warner Bros. has announced that Scoob!, the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo movie intended for theaters, will instead be available through home video services beginning on May 15. Or, as they put it, “available for both Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) and for premium digital ownership in the U.S. and Canada… while theaters remain closed due to the current global health crisis.” I don’t know why “premium” keeps popping up, unless it’s to make us feel better about the pricing, or […]

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