Apple TV app adds curated picks from AFI Movie Club

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The Apple TV app on Tuesday added the American Film Institute's AFI Movie Club to its rotation of human-curated collections, enabling quick and easy access to film classics promoted by the organization.

Appearing on the TV app's main "Watch Now" page under "Browse by Collection," the AFI Movie Club was created to ease coronavirus quarantine life and is updated daily with new film recommendations, reports Variety.

Hollywood stars and luminaries curate 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 Apple-curated lists, the AFI section presents a classic movie and provides a brief synopsis, cast and crew information, Rotten Tomatoes rating, cinematic trailers and more. Users have the option to purchase or rent through Apple TV or, if available, stream selections through third-party apps.

When it launched in March, the first AFI Movie Club pick 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.

AFI's list has so far included "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"; "To 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," the report said.

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