Apple TV app adds curated picks from AFI Movie Club

The Apple TV app added the AFI Movie Club of the American Film Institute to its rotation of human-organized collections on Tuesday, allowing quick and easy access to the cinema classics promoted by the organization.

AFI Movie Club selections are now available in the TV app.

Appearing on the main “Now” page of the TV application under “Browse by collection”, the AFI Movie Club was created to make quarantine easier for coronaviruses and is updated daily with new movie recommendations, reports Variety.

Hollywood stars and superstars are organizing Movie Club selections, the report said. So far, guest curators include J.J. Abrams, Halle Berry, Jack Black, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Hugh Grant, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman and Sharon Stone, among others.

Similar to the lists organized by Apple, the AFI section presents a classic film and provides a brief synopsis, informationon on the actors and the team, the Rotten Tomatoes note, cinematographic trailers and more. Users have the option of buying or renting via Apple TV or, if available, broadcasting selections via third-party applications.

When launched in March, the AFI Movie Club’s first choice was “The Wizard of Oz”. Today’s selection, “Spartacus”, can be purchased for $ 14.99 or rented for $ 3.99. No streaming options are available.

The AFI list so far includes “Moulin Rouge”, “Some Like It Hot”; “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb”; “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; “Kill a mockingbird”; “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “E.T .: The Extra-Terrestrial”, “The Sound of Music”, “Moonlight” and “Star Wars: A New Hope,” said the report.

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