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Trailer Thursday: The Call and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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Welcome to Trailer Thursday, where we help you decide what to do with your Friday night. Here’s what’s coming out tomorrow:

The Call

Halle Berry plays a 911 operator trying to thwart a serial killer before he can make the girl from Little Miss Sunshine his next victim.

Go see it if:

  • You liked Taken.
  • You would enjoy Taken even without Liam Neeson’s badassery.
  • You’re a fan of Fringe—director Brad Anderson also directed 12 episodes of the cult sci-fi show.
  • You remember that Halle Berry suffered a head injury while filming this last summer and want to see the stunt that caused it.

 

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Here’s most of what you need to know about Wonderstone: Steve Carell is an overdramatic, over-tanned magician a la David Copperfield (who actually served as a consultant for the movie). And though we all love Steve Buscemi as crime boss Nucky Thompson, it’s always delightful to see him revisit his ridiculous side, which he’s definitely doing as the Roy to Carell’s Siegfried. Then there’s Jim Carrey as Wonderstone’s nemesis, sort of a mystic Criss Angel/David Blaine hybrid.

Sign me up, if not just for all of the fabulous hair.

Go see it if:

  • You liked Walk Hard.
  • Getting invited to the Magic Castle is on your Bucket List.
  • You still have a thing for Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks. John Francis Daley, the actor who played him, co-wrote the script.

 

Love this faux promo for Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton's act at Bally's. Every ticket comes with a free breakfast buffet!

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There's a Simple Trick to Sort Movies and TV Shows by Year on Netflix
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Netflix is stocked with so many movies and TV shows that it’s not always easy to actually find what you’re looking for. And while sorting by genre can help a little, even that’s a bit too broad for some. There’s one helpful hack, though, that you probably didn’t know about—and it could make the endless browsing much less painful.

As POPSUGAR reports: By simply opening Netflix up to one of its specific category pages—Horror, Drama, Comedy, Originals, etc.—you can then sort by release year with just a few clicks. All you need to do is look at the top of the page, where you’ll see an icon that looks like a box with four dots in it.

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Once you click on it, it will expand to a tab labeled “Suggestions for You.” Just hit that again and a dropdown menu will appear that allows you to sort by year released or alphabetical and reverse-alphabetical orders. When sorted by release year, the more recent movies or shows will be up top and they'll get older as you scroll to the bottom of the page.


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This tip further filters your Netflix options, so if you’re in the mood for a classic drama, old-school comedy, or a retro bit of sci-fi, you don’t have to endlessly scroll through every page to find the right one.

If you want to dig deeper into Netflix’s categories, here’s a way to find all sorts of hidden ones the streaming giant doesn’t tell you about. And also check out these 12 additional Netflix tricks that should make your binge-watching that much easier.

[h/t POPSUGAR]

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New LEGO Set Recreates Jurassic Park's Iconic Velociraptor Chase Scenes
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, is skulking into theaters on June 22. That makes now the perfect time to revisit the original film in LEGO form.

This LEGO set, spotted by Nerdist, depicts some of the most suspenseful scenes from the 1993 movie. There's the main computer room where Ariana Richards's Lex shows off her hacker skills while Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) struggle to keep a hungry dinosaur from barging in. Just like in the film, the door features a deadbolt lock that's velociraptor-proof (though, unfortunately for the characters, the detachable window is not). Other Easter eggs hidden in this part include a map of Isla Nublar and a screener saver of LEGO Dennis Nedry (Wayne Knight).

In the neighboring room, you'll find the cold storage unit where the dinosaur embryos are kept, along with the fake shaving cream can Nedry uses to steal them. The final section is the kitchen, where Tim (Joseph Mazzello) and Lex are stalked by the velociraptor. There's less room for them to hide in the LEGO version compared to the movie set, but there is at least one functioning cabinet for Lex to tuck herself into. Closer inspection reveals even more details from the film, like the lime-green Jello Lex is eating when the raptors first arrive and the step ladder the gang uses to escape into the air ducts during the final chase.

LEGO Jurassic Park set.

LEGO Jurassic Park set.

LEGO Jurassic Park set.

The Jurassic Park Velociraptor Chase set is currently available from the LEGO shop for $40.

[h/t Nerdist]

All images courtesy of LEGO.

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