A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2

The practice of beloved TV or movie properties getting a second life has practically become synonymous with Netflix — the streaming service made its name as an original content service by tapping into the nostalgia of popular properties like Arrested Development and Full House.

But it’s rare that Netflix will take a chance on a moderately successful movie adaptation that was met with mixed reception, and outright disdain from fans of the books. But A Series of Unfortunate Events came to Netflix, where it was spearheaded by Barry Sonnenfeld, the director originally attached to the 2004 movie. And it was a hit. The series met with rave reviews from critics and fans alike, who lauded its unique visuals, fourth-wall-breaking characters. and witty black comedy. A Series of Unfortunate Events was quite a fortunate break for Netflix.

It was too for Sonnenfeld, who was able to finally bring his vision for an adaptation to life alongside the books’ author, Daniel Handler (whose pseudonym, Lemony Snicket, is also an active character in the series). We spoke with Sonnenfeld about the runaway success of the first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and what we can expect for the second and now-confirmed third.

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man sues date for texting

In the wise words of Shepherd Book in Firefly, “There’s a special level of hell they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.” And what about people who text at the theater? Well, they’ll just get sued by their date for $17.

A lawsuit filed by a 37-year-old Brandon Vezmar in Austin, Texas last Thursday claims that he is owed $17.31, the price of the ticket for a 3D showing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, by his date, a 35-year-old woman who was allegedly texting during the film.

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god particle

No one expected a Cloverfield cinematic universe when the found footage movie was released in 2008. But last year, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot pulled a fast one on audiences, dropping the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane mere months before the movie hit theaters. A sort of spiritual sequel to Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane was only thinly connected to the events of the first film, as it was transformed from a psychological thriller originally titled Valencia.

Now, we can look forward to the third Cloverfield movie that has evolved from another screenplay titled God Particle. Screenwriter Oren Uziel has explained how God Particle came to be the third Cloverfield movie and it’s pretty interesting.

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the witcher tv series

Film adaptations of popular video games are often ill-advised, with nary a successful video game movie to date. It’s a good thing then, that the fantasy video game trilogy The Witcher is actually based on a series of best-selling novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and that it will be turned into a television series rather than a film.

After years of discussions of a U.S. movie adaptation of the critically acclaimed video games, The Witcher will be coming to Netflix as a TV series.

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avatar flight of passage ride

Avatar 2 may be several years away, but Pandora can become fully realized soon in the Flight of Passage ride that will be open in Walt Disney World’s Pandora: The World of Avatar on May 27, 2017.

A few lucky fans got an early preview of the ride and have posted a full, detailed video of the experience. Get a sneak peek of what it’s like to soar through the skies of Pandora on the back of a Banshee.

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stranger things season 2

Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s biggest surprise hits last year and the ’80s-set supernatural series is taking its sweet time coming back to us. The genre hit by Matt and Ross Duffer won’t return until Halloween (which is rather appropriate), depriving us of more Stranger Things for another five months.

But Season 2 has officially wrapped production, and some on-set interviews interviews featuring cast members David Harbour (the grizzled Chief Hopper) and Finn Wolfhard (Mike, leader of the Dungeons and Dragons-playing preteens), as well as the Duffer brothers themselves, have been released. Let’s run through the highlights below! Oh, and someone on set also got a pretty cool Ghostbusters care package.

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justice league reshoots rumor

Reshoots are a part of the movie-making business. And it can seem overzealous to simply report on the fact that reshoots are happening — trust me, I’m as tired of these kind of stories as you are, especially when they act like this is something out of the ordinary. In many cases, they’re a good thing and help make a good movie great. But when reports say that Justice League has essentially been “remade…twice” after “significant” reshoots, and is looking at even more reshoots down the barrel, that’s seems — well — significant.

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war for the planet of the apes trailer

The final trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes will bring about “the end” — but for whom?

We find Caesar (Andy Serkis) broken, physically and emotionally, by the toll of war, as the fate of apes and humanity hangs in the balance. But as the war escalates to its final act, led on the human side by Woody Harrelson and what looks like a primate who has betrayed his kind, Caesar finds hope in a silent, lost child who he takes under his wing.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 spoilers

It’s been almost two weeks since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters, which means the unofficial moratorium on spoilers has lifted, per the rules of the Internet. At least, it seems like James Gunn is okay with talking about them now, after his viral manifesto regarding spoiler culture and his anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

Massive spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ahead. You know the drill.

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It’s the beginning of the end for the Planet of the Apes franchise, or so the enthralling teaser trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes suggests. Or maybe it’s just referring tot he human race?

The teaser for the final trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes, the third installment in the Planet of the Apes reboot series, is quite apocalyptic, painting a foreboding picture of human history while showing little new footage from the upcoming film. Yes, that’s Charlton Heston narrating, guys.

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