Quentin Tarantino Compares Once Upon A Time In Hollywood To Pulp Fiction

If you ask many film fans, or even many laypersons, what their favorite Quentin Tarantino movie is, there’s a good chance they’ll say Pulp Fiction. The auteur’s 1994 tale of the intersecting lives of criminals in Los Angeles is his calling card and the film in his oeuvre that is the most firmly engrained in pop culture. Speaking about how his 9th film, the Los Angeles-set Once Upon a Time in Hollywood compares to Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino said:

Long before we saw the first trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, the film was being described as Pulp Fiction-esque and Quentin Tarantino affirmed the comparisons in his recent interview with Esquire. While all of Quentin Tarantino’s films bear certain hallmarks of the director’s style, his new film will be the closest thing he has done to Pulp Fiction, a tease that is sure to delight fans of that movie.

What this comparison should mean in practice, beyond the similarity of both films being set in Los Angeles, is that like Pulp Fiction, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will be an ensemble film with multiple characters. Some of those characters are based on real people and others are born entirely from Tarantino’s imagination.

Like Pulp Fiction, these vignettes of the character’s individual stories in 1969 Los Angeles are seemingly disparate until the characters and their stories collide in unexpected and consequential ways. We don’t know how this will come about yet in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but it brings to mind Jules and Vincent eating breakfast at the diner Honey Bunny and Pumpkin rob or Butch catching Vincent unawares while on the toilet.

This quality definitely adds a bit of excitement and tension to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, because while we are watching the film we will wonder what the overarching story is and what the circumstances are that will bring characters together. The answer to that must be pretty wild and exciting considering how Quentin Tarantino has requested that nobody spoil the film in their reviews.

In addition to the Pulp Fiction comparison, Quentin Tarantino also calls Once Upon a Time in Hollywood his most personal film, comparing it to what Roma was for Alfonso Cuarón. Roma depicted the Mexico City of Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood and the film itself was semi-autobiographical.

While Once Upon a Time in Hollywood isn’t autobiographical in quite that way (presumably six-year-old Quentin Tarantino never had a run-in with the Manson family) the film is depicting the Los Angeles the director grew up in. The Los Angeles of Quentin Tarantino’s youth shaped him and meant a lot to him and thus his new film is reflective of that, acting as a love letter to the city and that time period.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday and the early reactions are quite positive, as you might expect. Coinciding with the world premiere, a new trailer was released for the film and even in those brief 2+ minutes that love for Los Angeles comes through.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in theaters on July 26. Check out our 2019 release schedule to keep track of that and all of this summer’s biggest movies.

Yes, Zachary Levi Prefers DC To Marvel, Thank You Very Much

What started off as the MCU dominating the on-screen superhero sphere and DC playing catch up has switched up n recent years. Warner Bros has made a good case for the potential of its own universe with entries such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman and most recently with the success of Shazam!.

Zachary Levi, who played the titular hero, is one of the few actors who has played comic book characters in both the Marvel and DC film worlds. Naturally, fans are curious how working under the two mantles compare. When Levi took questions at a panel at MegaCon in Orlando, here’s what he said:

This isn’t a huge surprise. The actor was given an entire hero to call his own in the DC Extended Universe. For Marvel, he revealed that he was cast to play Fandral in the first Thor movie, but was unavailable. As a result, Josh Dallas took on the role for the 2011 film and Levi took over for Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Although he seems to have loved his character in the Thor franchise as well, it didn’t live up to its potential. He continued with these words:

Fandral and the Warriors Three may have been a common thread in the Thor trilogy, but they continued to be on the sidelines as the films went on and didn’t get much screen time. Levi previously expressed interest for the Thor sidekicks to get a spinoff of their own, but they were killed off in Ragnarok. After The Dark World struggled to impress Marvel fans, Levi’s Fandral didn’t even get a line in Ragnarok. His last words (or any lines for that matter) were cut from the film.

Zachary Levi even admitted his relief that Fandral didn’t make it out alive for Avengers: Infinity War, because it may not have freed his schedule for Shazam!. He said he likely would have been a sitting duck on set for three months only to be killed off then too.

When you ask Zachary Levi to compare his experiences with the two comic book franchises, his answer isn’t tough to predict or understand. His time with Marvel may have been a bit of a letdown, but it was redeemed in a big way when he took on the role of the adult Billy Batson. His Shazam! role allowed him to really show off his acting chops and play a kid in a superhero’s body. He was far from disappointed by the product since the movie was met with positive responses from critics and fans.

There really is no comparison for the actor given his experiences. That said, he has spoken out to fans in the past to stop pitting the two franchises against one another when Captain Marvel and Shazam! were being placed side by side at the box office and since the two heroes once shared the same title.

Why pick a side anyway? Both the comic book universes are offering something different for fans and can be appreciated in their own lights as they both continue to stack its slates with exciting releases.

Christopher Nolan’s New Movie Tenet Is Putting Together A Fantastic Cast

Christopher Nolan is a filmmaker who, even at his most generous, loves to keep the public in the dark about what he’s working on until the last possible moment. His latest film, slated for release next summer, is certainly no exception, as it has just recently unveiled its title, Tenet, on this the first day of shooting. Plot details are also sparse, as the recently provided description of “North By Northwest meets Inception” was dismissed as quickly as it had arrived, though the “world of international espionage” has now been thrown out as the setting of the film’s story.

With such a diverse and dangerous setting comes a cast of impressive actors taking on the task of working with Nolan himself. So fresh off the back of Tenet getting a title, and a few new members to its’ cast, now is a good time to run down the line and see who’s on board for this would be blockbuster of summer 2020! We’ll start with Mr. Robert Pattinson himself!

Life Robert Pattinson sitting in a theater, watching a movie

Robert Pattinson

Initial reports have mentioned that Christopher Nolan’s latest film is to have two male leads, with a female lead around the same age range. Robert Pattinson is the most recently cast male out of the two, with his credits of late being represented in the sci-fi drama High Life, and the western/comedy Damsel. His casting in Tenet seemed sure to set off the rumor mill, as Pattinson’s name has been come up as the all but confirmed as a successor to Ben Affleck in the role of Batman. Which makes Robert Pattinson’s collaboration with the director of the still highly regarded Dark Knight Trilogy practically kismet.

BlacKkKlansman John David Washington checks a note on a Post It at his desk

John David Washington

The first lead cast in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, John David Washington will be adding this sought after role on top of a year that’s brought him a lot of notice. His role in the HBO series Ballers saw its fourth year of action in 2018, with his lead role in Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman netting him several prestigious award nominations in that very same year. Washington’s recent credits also include Monsters and Men, as well as The Old Man and The Gun.

Widows Elizabeth Debicki examining a gun in her hands

Elizabeth Debicki

Also part of the previously known cast for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is none other than rising star Elizabeth Debicki. 2018 was also good for Debicki, as Steve McQueen’s Widows saw her impressing the hell out of critics and fans alike, as one of the titular stars alongside Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo. Previously, Debicki was seen in franchise sequels The Cloverfield Paradox and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, as well as the Guy Ritchie feature film adaptation of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Welcome Back Dimple Kapadia posing in the poster art

Dimple Kapadia

Primarily known for her work in the Indian film world, actor Dimple Kapadia has been added to the cast of Tenet in the film’s most recent run up to production. Kapadia has been a fixture since the 1980’s, most recently starring in Welcome Back, alongside fellow Indian actor/crossover star Anil Kapoor. Tenet marks Dimple Kapadia’s first Hollywood film.

Outlaw King Aaron Taylor-Johnson kneeling with a sword held in front of him

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Best known for his roles as both Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the lead in Mark Millar’s comic adaptation Kick-Ass, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is another one of Tenet’s latest additions to the cast. Most recently seen in Netflix’s Outlaw King, Taylor-Johnson will also be seen in the Kingsman: The Great Game, which will see the famed spy organization’s origins in the 1900’s.

Genius: Picasso Clemence Poesy smiling in the sunlight

Clémence Poésy

If you’re struggling to remember where you’ve seen Clémence Poésy before, we’ll go ahead and tell you that you most likely recognize her from her role of Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter film franchise. You may even remember her from films like In Bruges and 127 Hours. But lately, this Tenet star has been seen in TV shows like National Geographic’s Genius: Picasso, where she played French icon Françoise Gilot, as well as the British/French TV procedural, The Tunnel.

King Of Thieves Michael Caine looking dour on the streets of London

Michael Caine

Known quite well as the lucky charm to Christopher Nolan, as well as an actor of great distinction and honor, Michael Caine makes his return to appearing on camera for Nolan with Tenet. Previously, Caine made an uncredited cameo as the voice of Fortis Leader, guiding Tom Hardy and his air squadron in Dunkirk. Caine’s notable credits in the cast range from classics like Alfie and The Italian Job to more recent films like Now You See Me 2.

Dunkirk Kenneth Branagh looks up at the incoming air attack from the docks

Kenneth Branagh

In what looks like his addition to the Christopher Nolan repertory company, Kenneth Branagh is the last and latest addition to the Tenet cast. Much like Michael Caine, Branagh was also part of the massive cast that made Nolan’s Dunkirk come to life. More recently, Branagh starred and directed in the Shakespeare biopic All Is Well, and has Artemis Foul ready to go for release next summer through Disney.

As the cast for Tenet continues to form up, and more details besides those provided previously are made known, we’ll update this list to reflect the new changes. But until then, know that this newly titled Christopher Nolan event film will be released in conventional and IMAX theaters on July 17, 2020. So, it’s probably best you find some movies throughout the rest of 2019’s release schedule to pass the time in-between.

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Eagle-Eyed Fan Seemingly Spotted A Touching Avengers: Endgame Nod To The Dusted Characters

It was shocking to see half of all life in the universe turn to dust at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but it was arguably equally as devastating seeing the reactions of those who survived having to watch their loved ones disappear. Avengers: Endgame showed the survivors coping with these losses five years later, and in Rocket Raccoon’s case, it appears he paid tribute to the fallen Guardians of the Galaxy, namely Peter Quill, with a wardrobe choice, as you’ll see below.

Over on Reddit, an eagle-eyed Marvel fan noticed that Rocket Raccoon is wearing the same crimson scarf that Peter Quill wore in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or at least one that looks just like it. I’m leaning towards the former, because Quill wasn’t wearing that scarf during Avengers: Infinity War, so it wouldn’t have turned to dust with him.

Those familiar with the Guardians of the Galaxy comics, particularly the ones from before the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie’s release, will recognize that Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon finally wore the same costume as his comic counterpart did. The scarf isn’t part of that ensemble on the printed page, but it’s a subtle, yet nice way for him to honor the Guardians, i.e. his family.

Rocket Raccoon was one of the only two Guardians who survived Avengers: Infinity War, Nebula being the second. Those two were hardly close in the first two Guardians of the Galaxy movies, but at the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, they held hands in grief over their fallen allies.

In the following five years, it looks like those two worked closely together on various missions, and when the opportunity to came to time travel through the Quantum Realm, retrieve the Infinity Stones and snap the dusted back into existence, naturally both were on board with the plan. Rocket accompanied Thor to 2013 Asgard and Nebula joined War Machine on Morag in 2014.

One time heist and massive battle against 2014 Thanos and his army later, and the Guardians of the Galaxy are whole again. Peter Quill, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Mantis were among the many heroes who arrived during the portals sequence, and while the present day Gamora is still dead, her 2014 self followed in her earlier self’s footsteps and betrayed Thanos, which luckily meant she wasn’t turned to dust when Tony Stark sacrificed his life to destroy the Mad Titan and his forces using the Infinity Stones.

Even though it’s been five years since Rocket Raccoon last saw the Guardians of the Galaxy together again, he didn’t miss a beat getting back into his usual rhythm with them, offering knives to Peter Quill and Thor for a fight to decide who will lead the team. I also wonder if Quill is going to ask for his scarf back or let Rocket keep it.

Now that all the Guardians of the Galaxy members are back in action, that sets the stage for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is rumored to begin filming sometime next year. No plot details have been revealed yet, but along with Thor potentially coming along, it also looks like we’ll follow Peter Quill searching for the past version of Gamora, who doesn’t have that history with the Guardians that her older self did.

You can still see Avengers: Endgame in theaters now, and we here at CinemaBlend will let you know once Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has an official release date. For now, you can browse through our Marvel movies guide to learn what other movies this superhero franchise has coming up.

New DVD Releases March 2019: All The Latest Movies And TV Shows

Although the summer months are geared toward plenty of outdoor activities, kids are also home from school and have plenty of free time. Which means there’s plenty of time for kids to plant themselves in front of a screen. Sure, there’s always YouTube and Netflix, but for the latest releases, look no further than this June list of titles.

This summer, we’ll see some big hits like Captain Marvel and Us finally being available in homes (the former will also be housed on Disney+). But don’t take it from me, check out the full list of the titles coming to DVD, Digital and Blu-ray below.

Early Digital releases are mentioned in the early Digital column; same day Digital releases come out when the DVD and Blu-rays do. As for DVD release, if you’re looking for May titles head here. In addition,

New DVD Releases June 4, 2019

Available currently for pre-order, this week will feature some indie hits, as well as Tyler Perry finally saying goodbye to Madea, a character that helped him to become a household name.

New DVD Releases June 11, 2019

A big new Marvel release is usually something to celebrate, and this week will be no exception, as Marvel’s first titular female superheroine will be getting her own DVD release with Captain Marvel! In addition, there are quite a few fun TV releases out this week.

Early Digital Releases Week of June 11, 2019

High Life
The Aftermath
Hotel Mumbai

New DVD Releases June 18, 2019

Following a successful run at the box office, Jordan Peele’s latest horror flick Us is making its way onto DVD and Blu-ray this week. It’s one of several high profile releases coming out, although some fared better at the box office than others. Take a look.

Us
Wonder Park
The Beach Bum
Hotel Mumbai
Will & Grace (The Revival) Season Two
Patrick Melrose
Killing Eve: Season Two
Suits: The Complete Season 8
Slaughterhouse Rulez
Lords of Chaos

New DVD Releases June 25, 2019

So far, there are fewer new releases this week than I’ve seen in some time. Of these, the highest profile release is probably The Aftermath, a period drama starring Kiera Knightley. When Knightley was doing press for the movie, she revealed why she’s not longer excited about doing nude scenes.

The Aftermath
The Hummingbird Project
Maze

Avengers: Endgame Has Officially Beat One Of Avatar’s Box Office Records

Like Captain Marvel blazing through the sky and cutting through enemy ships, Avengers: Endgame came out fast and furious at the box office, felling many records. But Endgame’s run isn’t done yet and there are still records left to conquer, particularly those belonging to the almighty box office champ, Avatar. Now, after this past weekend, Avengers: Endgame has officially beat one of Avatar’s box office records.

Prior to this past weekend, it looked like the MCU’s massive culmination film would pass Avatar to become the second-biggest film at the domestic box office all-time. All the money has now been counted and we can finally say that officially, The Russo Brothers’ latest film has done just that. According to Box Office Mojo, Avengers: Endgame now stands at $774.5 million on the domestic charts, surpassing Avatar’s $760.5 million.

It’s a remarkable feat considering that Avatar’s domestic record held all the way until 2015 when it was beat out by the return of Star Wars in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. No film since then has passed Avatar domestically, including box office titans like Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War. But records are made to be broken and Avengers: Endgame has done that in less than a month.

The $774.5 million and counting Avengers: Endgame has made cements it as the second-biggest domestic film ever, now trailing only The Force Awakens. It may have to settle for No. 2 though because the record held by Episode VII will require extraordinary legs to catch. Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds the top spot on the domestic charts with a historic $936.6 million, over $160 million more than where Endgame is currently at.

On the worldwide record front, things are more competitive and interesting. Avengers: Endgame may have passed Avatar’s domestic total and James Cameron’s other box office champ Titanic worldwide, but Avatar’s all-time, worldwide box office record remains intact.

Avatar is the No. 1, biggest movie ever at the box office, with $2.788 million worldwide. Right now, Avengers: Endgame sits at $2.620 million worldwide. Like the domestic record, Endgame will have to make over $160 million more around the world to catch Avatar and stand alone atop the worldwide box office chart.

Whether it can do that remains to be seen, but we may be in for a photo finish with box office aficionados watching Endgame’s every dollar come in like political pundits on election night. As of now, Avengers: Endgame has won a battle against Avatar, but the war is undecided and James Cameron still sits upon the throne.

Avengers: Endgame is now playing while Avatar 2 has been delayed (again) until 2021. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see all the movies you can look forward to the rest of this year.

Why Daisy Ridley Loves Rey’s Shot At The Start Of The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer

After over a year of anticipation and speculation, the first trailer for the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, was revealed last month at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. As expected, the The Rise of Skywalker reveal has only increased anticipation and speculation from fans as the release date approaches at the end of the year.

There’s especially a lot of interest surrounding Rey, who is in possession of Luke Skywalker’s legendary lightsaber and showed off a badass flip to dodge Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer. The scene is a standout moment from The Rise of Skywalker teaser. Daisy Ridley recently gushed about her character’s presence in the record-breaking trailer, even nudging at its significance to the upcoming installment. In her words:

When Rey was introduced in The Force Awakens, she was discovering her powers and starting her journey that has since had her training the ways of the Jedi with Luke and going head-to-head with Kylo Ren. After finding her place with the resistance, Episode IX looks to show her with a more defined role in the story and with more control over her strengths. It’ll be exciting to see Rey finally shine to the best of her abilities now that she really knows what she’s capable of!

There are some other questions floating around concerning Rey as well though. The Last Jedi revealed that Rey is not a Skywalker, she’s the daughter of “no one,” i.e. her parents were insignificant. After the divisive response of Episode VIII, some think the film will retcon some of Rian Johnson’s choices, including Rey’s lineage. J.J. Abrams did recently tease that there is more to the story then what was revealed in The Last Jedi, so the film will likely explore her past more in depth.

A key reason for fans’ speculation that Rey is actually a Skywalker after all is the film’s title, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the upcoming release, and may details will likely be under wraps until the movie hits theaters. Another loose end fans will be looking to be addressed is the fate of Rey and Kylo’s relationship. While some have dreamt up a budding romance, Daisy Ridley has voiced her disinterest in this because of the emotional abuse and violence Kylo has shown.

Per Daisy Ridley’s words to Vanity Fair, The Rise of Skywalker will show off a more confident and capable Rey. Daisy Ridley returns alongside John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Kelly Marie Tran when the Star Wars conclusion hits theaters on December 20.

Netflix New Releases: Movies And TV Shows Coming To Netflix Streaming In June 2019

The world of streaming content continues to get more segmented and more populated as time goes on. Which only means the monthly drops that a service like Netflix engages in tend to be more and more exciting.

Part of the fun is not knowing what is going to be headed our way in the month to come until the streaming service drops the official list. Looking at June’s incoming line-up, there is some heavy-hitting material subscribers can look forward to seeing added to the platform in the coming month.

If you’re a little behind on what came into town through the month of May, you can check that lineup out in the right corner of our galaxy. For now, it’s time to take those two steps into the future, and see what’s headed to Netflix in June.

Week of June 1

Arthdal Chronicles – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/1/19
Oh, Ramona! – NETFLIX FILM – 6/1/19
50/50 – 6/1/19
A.I. Artificial Intelligence – 6/1/19
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day – 6/1/19
Batman Begins – 6/1/19
Cabaret – 6/1/19
Carrie – 6/1/19
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof – 6/1/19
Dynasty: Season 2 – 6/1/19
Good Night, and Good Luck – 6/1/19
Gran Torino – 6/1/19
Life in the Doghouse – 6/1/19
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – 6/1/19
Magic Mike – 6/1/19
Network – 6/1/19
Platoon – 6/1/19
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World Of Ben Ferencz – 6/1/19
Satan & Adam – 6/1/19
Small Soldiers – 6/1/19
The Dark Knight – 6/1/19
The Phantom of the Opera – 6/1/19
The Space Between Us – 6/1/19
What a Girl Wants – 6/1/19

Week of June 2

Documentary Now!: Season 3 – 6/3/19
Malibu Rescue: The Series – NETFLIX FAMILY – 6/3/19
Miranda Sings Live…Your Welcome – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/4/19
A Silent Voice – 6/5/19
Black Mirror: Season 5 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/5/19
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – 6/5/19
Alles ist gut – NETFLIX FILM – 6/6/19
Todos lo saben – 6/6/19
3%: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/7/19
Belmonte – 6/7/19
The Black Godfather – NETFLIX FILM – 6/7/19
The Chef Show – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/7/19
Designated Survivor: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/7/19
Elisa & Marcela – NETFLIX FILM – 6/7/19
I Am Mother – NETFLIX FILM – 6/7/19
Pachamama – NETFLIX FAMILY – 6/7/19
Rock My Heart – NETFLIX FILM – 6/7/19
Super Monsters Monster Pets – NETFLIX FAMILY – 6/7/19
Tales of the City – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/7/19
Berlin, I Love You – 6/8/19

Week of June 9

Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet – 6/11/19
Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/12/19
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese – NETFLIX FILM – 6/12/19
The 3rd Eye 2 – NETFLIX FILM – 6/13/19
Jinn – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/13/19
Kakegurui xx – NETFLIX ANIME – 6/13/19
Aggretsuko: Season 2 – NETFLIX ANIME – 6/14/19
The Alcàsser Murders – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Awake: The Million Dollar Game – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Charité at War – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Cinderella Pop – NETFLIX FILM – 6/14/19
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 5 – 6/14/19
Leila – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Life Overtakes Me – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Marlon: Season 2 – 6/14/19
Murder Mystery – NETFLIX FILM – 6/14/19
Unité 42 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/14/19
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15 – 6/15/19

Week of June 16

Cop Car – 6/16/19
The Missing: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/17/19
Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/18/19
Big Kill – 6/18/19
Beats – NETFLIX FILM – 6/19/19
The Edge of Democracy – NETFLIX FILM – 6/19/19
Le Chant du Loup – NETFLIX FILM – 6/20/19
Ad Vitam – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
Bolívar – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
The Casketeers: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
The Confession Tapes: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
Dark: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
The End of Evangelion – 6/21/19
EVANGELION: DEATH (TRUE)² – 6/21/19
Girls Incarcerated: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
GO! Live Your Way: Season 2 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 6/21/19
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil – NETFLIX FILM – 6/21/19
La misma sangre – NETFLIX FILM – 6/21/19
Mr. Iglesias – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/21/19
Neon Genesis Evangelion – 6/21/19
Shooter: Season 3 – 6/21/19

Week of June 23

Forest of Piano: Season 2 – NETFLIX ANIME – 6/24/19
Mike Epps: Only One Mike – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/25/19
The Golem – 6/26/19
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 6/26/19
The Zookeeper – 6/26/19
Answer for Heaven – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/27/19
20th Century Women – 6/28/19
7SEEDS – NETFLIX ANIME – 6/28/19
Dope: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/28/19
Exhibit A – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/28/19
Instant Hotel: Season 2 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/28/19
Motown Magic: Season 2 – NETFLIX FAMILY – 6/28/19
Paquita Salas: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/28/19
The Chosen One – NETFLIX ORIGINAL – 6/28/19
Scare Tactics: Seasons 4 & 5 – 6/29/19

Week of June 30

Madam Secretary: Season 5 – 6/30/19

June TBD

Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 3 – NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Trinkets – NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In terms of the movies headed to Netflix in June, there are some new originals and old favorites that dovetail rather nicely. Case in point: Steven Spielberg’s underrated tribute to friend and mentor Stanley Kubrick, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, is making an appearance on Netflix in the coming month.

This looks like it’d make for an interesting double feature with Netflix’s own original film about the future of humanity and robotics comingling, I Am Mother. Though judging by that first trailer for the platform’s sci-fi original starring Hilary Swank, it doesn’t look like the robots are as adorable and trustworthy as Haley Joel Osment or Jude Law ever were.

Another interesting original coming to Netflix is the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston comedy Murder Mystery, which sees the two teaming up once again in the name of laughs. This time, Aniston and Sandler play a married couple who, after being invited to a random getaway with some of the world’s richest people, have to figure out who murdered their gracious host.

Of course, if you’re interested in hanging out with a not-so-old favorite, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is hopping into our dimension of the streaming world towards the end of June. Though if you haven’t seen the film already, that’s just one more reason to climb aboard and experience the Academy Award-winning wonder.

If you’re wondering if the rumors about Marvel’s Jessica Jones are true, you are correct: June will see the series finale of the Netflix original debuting at some point in the month of June. Though it’s not all darkness on the TV front, as the newly-minted original series Designated Survivor heads into Season 3 with President Tom Kirkman fighting to keep his job, and his integrity in the process.

Should politics be your thing, then you’ll love that CBS’s Madam Secretary will be debuting Season 5 on the Netflix platform later in June’s calendar. So if you really want to jump from President Kirkman to Secretary McCord in one fell swoop, you’ll have to wait. But if you’re looking for some Stranger Things vibes, and can’t wait until Season 3’s July 4th debut, you can always check out the German language original Dark, which is entering its second mystery laden season on air.

Keep in mind as you browse the Netflix catalog in the month of June that all titles are subject to change. So if something hasn’t debuted as listed, or if a title was removed entirely, you may want to check back here for further updates. With that in mind, happy streaming to you all, and we’ll see you back here when July’s mysterious lineup is unveiled in its due time.

Apparently Quentin Tarantino Got Snippy When Asked About Margot Robbie’s Limited Role As Sharon Tate

Quentin Tarantino’s eagerly anticipated and star-studded ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, alongside the release of a new trailer. On Wednesday morning, director Quentin Tarantino and stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie fielded questions about the film from reporters at the festival and that’s where things got a bit testy.

Quentin Tarantino got snippy about a question from a New York Times reporter about Margot Robbie’s role in the film, according to Variety. Specifically, the reporter mentioned Margot Robbie’s acting talents and reeled off the names of some of the acclaimed films she’s been in. They then mentioned that Robbie doesn’t get many lines as Sharon Tate in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and asked why that was, to which Quentin Tarantino responded:

The auteur seemed none to thrilled at the question and left his answer at that. He didn’t bother to actually address why Margot Robbie didn’t have more lines in the film, instead limiting his response to a terse rebuke of the question’s very premise.

Quentin Tarantino was clearly unhappy and took issue with either the notion that Margot Robbie was underused in his film and/or the possible subtext of the question as to why an actress of her caliber had such a limited role.

The exchange and Quentin Tarantino’s snippy response appeared to make for quite the awkward press conference moment. The question was also directed at Margot Robbie and she got to cut the tension with her own, more verbose answer, saying:

Margot Robbie seems to be quite pleased with her experience filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and framed her limited dialogue in the film as something of an acting challenge. The actress got to just live in the character on her own and convey Sharon Tate’s innocence and how wonderful she was in non-verbal ways.

The Oscar-nominated actress views the scenes she is in in the film as honoring Sharon Tate and serving the story, and if she did feel displeased with or underutilized in the role, she didn’t say so. It was deftly handled by Margot Robbie, who was basically being asked ‘Hey, should this guy sitting next to you, who cast you in his movie, have given you more lines?’ Like a true pro, she gave a good answer to diffuse an awkward moment.

Even if this wasn’t going to be one of the points of discussion around Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it probably will now given Quentin Tarantino’s response. However, without having seen the film, it’s tough to evaluate the fairness and merit of the question or Margot Robbie’s role as Sharon Tate.

Those who have seen Once Upon a Time in Hollywood seemed to really enjoy it, with the early reactions out of Cannes highlighting the humor and the performance while also noting that it may be controversial.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in theaters on July 26. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to keep track of all of this summer’s biggest movies.

New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Image Reveals How Massive The Land Is

Disney told us from the very beginning that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was going to be the single largest land expansion in the history of Disneyland when it was finally here. However, Disney Parks are already so massive that it’s difficult to get an idea of exactly what that means. Just how big is Galaxy’s Edge?

While the land doesn’t open to the general public (or more specifically, those with reservations) for a little over a week, Galaxy’s Edge has been giving sneak peeks to some including press members recently, and it recently held a cast member event in the space. From that event has come one of the few official photos of the new land that has been released, that includes 1400 people surrounding the Millennium Falcon. Check it out.

While there’s certainly a lot of people in this photo, the fact is that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is so much more than what you see in the picture, that it’s going to clearly be able to hold an insane number of people due to its size. The other major E-ticket attraction, Rise of the Resistance, though it won’t be open on May 31 with the rest of the land, isn’t even visible in this picture. That means there’s a lot of space left empty that thousands more people will be able to inhabit.

The picture, posted on Instagram by Disneyland President Josh D’Amaro, also shows just how big the Millennium Falcon actually is. For many, simply standing in the presence of a full sized replica of the iconic ship will be the ultimate Star Wars experience.

One can certainly imagine an aerial photo of Galaxy’s Edge looking this packed most of the time if Disneyland actually lets enough people into the new land. Of course, it’s not clear at this point exactly how many people will actually be getting to Galaxy’s Edge when it opens.

Getting access to Galaxy’s Edge for the first three weeks will require a reservation. All of the reservations made available to the general public in that time are already gone. The only way to be able to visit the planet of Batuu now is to book a reservation at a Disneyland Resort hotel, for which rooms are still available even now.

After the first three weeks, access to Galaxy’s Edge will be handled through a digital queue system where guests will be notified on their smartphone when they can visit the land. One assumes this process will last until the crowds die down to a level where people will be able to enter and exit at their leisure, although, considering how popular the new land is going to be, it could be quite some time before that happens.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland May 31 and an identical land will open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World August 29. A second phase including the second E-ticket attraction, Rise of the Resistance will open at an as yet undisclosed time in both parks later this year.