Over the past month, we’ve begun to see some new releases open in limited theater capacities while others continue to be held back because of a world that can’t currently create a literal “blockbuster.” Different titles are popping up in different places and different ways and this month we decided to tackle a new release on Netflix, Charlie Kaufman’s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” As with most Kaufman works, it weaves an impressionistic puzzle that benefits from deep conversation and multiple viewings. Multiple other shows from The Next Reel’s family of podcasts have taken swipes at spoiling Kaufman, but this is the first turn for The Film Board.

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This past weekend Netflix released “Project Power” for subscribers and aspects of it infer the makings of a major theatrical release. It stars Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon Levitt and is a story about pills being circulated in New Orleans and other cities giving people short periods of great powers. The Film Board gathers to spoil the project for you and give you a full disclosure of the documented effects of these drugs so you can decide for yourself if its something you want to ingest.

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Pixar’s got a new thing with ‘Luca’. ‘Mulan’ drops to D+ next month. Wait, didn’t they say they weren’t going to make more Star Wars films? Oh, right. Netflix does Walmart. Plus, the gang recasts ‘Clue’, trailers, and a list of movies about Christmas crime!

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Emmy Nomination Predictions. Bill & Ted Face The Music hits on Sept 1st. Box office reopens in China. Plus three new trailers and a list of movies that all take place in one day!

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We’ve all been seeking something to look forward to this summer and Disney+ provided a glimmer last week by releasing a film version of “Hamilton” captured live from Broadway in 2016. Entertainment is on the cusp of revolution and sets a stage for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical to further demonstrate the importance and power of deals with titans in the ongoing battles for content on their proprietary streaming services. Join The Film Board for this landmark release in the middle of our summer malaise.

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It’s Hamilton weekend. Unsubscribed: The Zero-Dollar Budget Box-Office Winner. In The Rumor-mill: will 7–9 be removed from canon? Sorkin’s new Netflix thing on the Chicago Seven. Walmart Going Drive-in! Carl Reiner. (1967 Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour bit) Listen: A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

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Edgar Wright to direct THE CHAIN. Oscars So Delayed…oh, and also they still haven’t figured out race. The boys do a healthy bit of chat about the latest movie activity at home while we continue to dream of theaters, plus a list of movies celebrating the everyman spy!

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The Corona Virus is still a major threat in the world and even though some businesses are reopening, the film industry continues its holding pattern. Because of that, new releases in the “Theater at Home” paradigm are getting all different kinds of creative digital structures. This past weekend, Netflix released “Da 5 Bloods,” a Spike Lee Joint that quickly jumped to #3 in for selections on the service. Click into this episode as Spike helps us open up and process the wounds of both the past and the present.

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“Theater at Home” new releases are available and more titles are being announced all the time. The Film Board will continue to gather its thugs and spoil them for you as we find them out there in the streaming universe until we can all get back and see our beloved big screens. “Capone” was released to most major streaming services on May 12th. This film examines a part of life that is rarely discussed, and Capone’s is unique. Unravel it all with us on The Film Board!

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JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018’s The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014’s The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. There is no doubt that this is truly Maggie Gyllenhaall’s film. This adaptation is a more accessible film, but it has lost many of the elements that JJ and Steve enjoyed and appreciated in the original.

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