Some of the greatest films this year were also the biggest, including box-office hits "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born." But what those movies had in vibranium and vibrato, others made up for in sheer originality. For one reason or another, these audacious, emotional and sometimes downright freaky films flew under the radar of mainstream audiences these past 12 months. Thankfully, all are now available to buy, rent or stream at home, giving you the perfect opportunity to catch up with them over the holidays. 'Annihilation' We can't and won't shut up about this deeply strange and surreal sci-fi masterpiece, which came and went from theaters faster than people are killed off in the "Shimmer." Natalie Portman stars as grieving biologist Lena, who ventures into the mysterious, mutated swampland in search of clues about her husband's disappearance there a year earlier. What starts as a creepy creature feature gradually morphs into a heady meditation … [Read more...] about 10 of the best films you might’ve missed this year (but can stream right now)
(CNN)New year, new streaming. You can put off hitting the gym and dieting (you know that will only last a few days anyway) a bit to chill with some of what's streaming in January. There's plenty to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn. Ease in to 2019 by clicking through the gallery above. … [Read more...] about What’s streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in January
(CNN)In the battle for 20th-century streaming glory, Queen reigns supreme. Boosted by the popularity of the current movie of the same name, the British rock band's iconic single "Bohemian Rhapsody" has become the most-streamed song from the 20th century, according to Universal Music Group, which represents Queen. The 1975 song bested such other classics as Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine." The label says the song and official video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" have garnered more than 1.6 billion streams globally across all major streaming services. "So the River of Rock Music has metamorphosed into streams! Very happy that our music is still flowing to the max!" Queen's guitarist and founding member Brian May said in a statement. People can't stop listening to 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Read More The six-minute song likely received a bump thanks to the recent release of "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Queen biopic that stars Rami Malek as … [Read more...] about Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is now the most-streamed song from the 20th century
In recent days, Taylor Swift announced that a full-length film based on a performance from her “Reputation” tour will soon be streaming on Netflix, the platform where a filmed performance from Bruce Springsteen’s “Springsteen on Broadway” show just became available. Will you watch either of these recorded performances? Would you seek out tickets to concerts, plays or other forms of entertainment if you knew that eventually you would be able to watch the performance on your computer, television or phone? In the Opinion essay “Internet Church Isn’t Really Church,” Laura Turner writes about one more communal aspect of life that can be experienced via the internet, going to worship: Religious affiliation in America is down, according to a 2015 Pew survey. Religious institutions more and more reflect an insular community, and Churchome Global is the best distillation of where American Christianity is headed — your living room, your … [Read more...] about Would You Rather Live-Stream an Event or Attend in Person?
(CNN)Fresh from winning the Premier League and breaking all manner of records in the process, Manchester City is giving football fans unprecedented insight into its title-winning season. "All or nothing: Manchester City" is being released on Amazon Prime on August 17 as an eight-part behind-the-scenes documentary, allowing viewers inside the usually highly-private dressing room, as well as providing a glimpse into the players' personal stories. Follow @cnnsport Football has long straddled the line between sport and entertainment, with fans' appetites no longer satiated by the action on the pitch. This has led some elite clubs -- alongside streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix -- to enter into reality TV-style productions. READ: How Pep Guardiola's team won the Premier League title Read More READ: Why winning with style is important to Pep Guardiola and Patrick Vieira Last year, Netflix released its own football docuseries following Italian club Juventus through the … [Read more...] about Video streaming services changing the way we watch football