It's easy to find movies to download or stream; even for law-abiding popcorn munchers! If you're flying straight and narrow or want to support and watch films that are free, public domain, or whose creators want them free and openly shared, here are some great sites to bookmark - and visit when you want something new to watch.
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Netflix Australia has released a bumper crop of fresh content tonight - just in time for a rainy weekend! New additions include the Bob Marley documentary ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff, martial arts series FightWorld, spooky fright-fest The Haunting of Hill House and new episodes of multiple TV shows. That's your weekend viewing sorted.
If you've got a VPN, you're probably familiar with the US version of Netflix, which provides way more content than the Australian version. But have you checked out any of its rivals?
Some of the most popular options include Amazon Prime, HBO Now and Hulu. Which service offers the best bang for buck? Let's find out.
We've got your Netflix binge-list for the weekend right here, fresh from the Australian servers! The best brand-new additions include Season 2 of Big Mouth, Chinese period drama The Rise of Phoenixes, the Hitchcockian thriller What Lies Beneath, Martin Scorsese's gangster classic Casino and the triumphant return of Space Jam!
Marvel's Black Panther appeared on US Netflix last month to much jubilation and fanfare. If you're based in Australia, don't bother searching for it - the movie isn't available on the local service. (Boo!)
It's the latest in a long line of movies that Netflix doesn't own the streaming rights to in Australia. Fortunately, it's still possible to access these movies via a little VPN jiggery-pokery. Here are 99 movies exclusive to US Netflix - and how to watch them in Australia.
Each month, Netflix Australia adds a bunch of new movies and TV shows to its service in a bid to keep things fresh. Unfortunately, it also deletes third-party titles due to expired licensing agreements. Here's the full list of content getting yanked in October - from Body of Lies to Life's Too Short. Watch 'em while you still can!
Just what was inside the glowing briefcase in Pulp Fiction? It's one of the greatest mysteries in cinema. Quentin Tarantino has remained deliberately coy on the subject, vowing to never reveal the answer. "It's whatever the viewer wants it to be," he once teased.
Except that's not true. At all. The answer is explicitly spelled out in an original screenplay draft. (Spoiler: It has nothing to do with Marsellus Wallace's soul.)
No one really knows the real story behind Tommy Wiseau (except, perhaps Greg Sestero), or what was going through Wiseau's mind when he made The Room. While an objectively terrible film, it has gone on to develop a cult following, thanks to its "so bad it's good" qualities. Now, Wiseau has uploaded the movie in its entirety to YouTube for reasons unknown.
A collection of Australian ISPs and RSPs have been petitioned by rights holders to black access to websites accused of sharing copyrighted material. And while that's not new, the types of sites being targeting has changed. As well as media-sharing sites, the content makers and distributors have turned their attention to fansub sites. These are websites that distribute subtitles to popular movies.