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The Daily Stream: Fight Club Is More Nuanced Than Its Reputation Suggests, Thanks To Meatloaf And That Ending

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: “Fight Club“Where You Can Stream It: DirecTV, IMDb TV (free with ads), TBS/TNT/truTVThe Pitch: An office worker escapes the drudgery of modern life by starting an underground […]

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‘Fight Club’ Author Finds ‘Irony’ in China’s Censored Ending, ‘Almost Exactly’ Like Book

We may not be our jobs, but novelist Chuck Palahniuk still finds hilarity in his work.The “Fight Club” author weighed in on the Chinese government censoring the ending of David Fincher’s 1999 film adaptation.Instead of the original ending showing Narrator (Edward Norton) blowing up a city skyline, the online release in China cut the explosion […]

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Meat Loaf Helped Edit ‘Fight Club’ With David Fincher: ‘We’d Sit There and Watch 40 Takes’

Meat Loaf, who died Thursday at 74, will always be remembered for his contributions to rock music, but his career also spanned iconic films such as “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and David Fincher’s “Fight Club.” The musician starred opposite Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in the latter as bodybuilder Robert “Bob” Paulson. As Meat […]

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Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ Singer and Prolific Actor, Dies at 74

The singer Meat Loaf, whose “Bat Out of Hell” album is among the best-selling and most enduring rock albums of the 1970s, has died at the age of 74. A consummate performer, he also appeared as an actor in the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as well as “Crazy Alabama,” “Fight Club,” “Wayne’s […]

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Voir: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Netflix has provided quite the nice home for filmmaking icon David Fincher, known for movies such as “Fight Club,” “Se7en,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” […]

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David Fincher Looks Back at Paul Thomas Anderson’s Scathing Takedown of ‘Fight Club’

While David Fincher’s “Fight Club” polarized critics and audiences upon release in 1999, few people were as publicly incensed over the film as Paul Thomas Anderson, whose “Magnolia” opened the same year. In a 2000 interview with Rolling Stone, Anderson gave a scathing takedown of Fincher’s movie, going so far as to wish cancer on […]

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David Fincher Says Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ Was ‘a Betrayal of the Mentally Ill’

After opening last October, raking in more than a billion dollars, and taking home multiple Oscar wins including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” isn’t going anywhere from the cultural lexicon. Todd Phillips’ DC origin-story smash remains a favorite of superhero fans who like their tentpoles with sharp edges. In a recent interview with The […]

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Keanu Reeves’ ‘Matrix’ Suit, Mechanical ‘Alien’ Head Among 900 Film Props Heading to Auction

Over 900 film props are heading to auction later this year as part of Prop Store’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction. The virtual auction is set to take place December 1-2. Prop Store estimates the total collection will sell for a combined $5.6 million. Items for sale include Keanu Reeves’ “Matrix” suit, the mechanical alien head […]

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My favourite film aged 12: The Sixth Sense

M Night Shyamalan’s ghost story terrified me to my teenage core – and ignited a love for clever storytellingRead all the other My favourite film choicesThe best arts and entertainment during self-isolationI turned 12 in 1999. Some film buffs like to say the year was one of the greatest in cinema’s history, spawning storied releases […]

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