Adam Sandler Netflix Deal

Netflix loves being in business with Adam Sandler.

A few years ago, the streaming service struck a deal with the Saturday Night Live veteran turned comedy superstar that included the exclusive rights to four Adam Sandler vehicles. Even though there’s still one movie left in the Adam Sandler Netflix deal, the streaming service wanted to make sure they locked him down for even more. So they’re making even more. Read More »

godzilla animated movie

Netflix will bring subscribers Godzilla: Monster Planet sometime later this year, which will first open in Japan this November. The animated movie is the 30th Toho-produced Godzilla picture. Kobun Shizuno (Detective Conan) and Hiroyuki Seshita (Ajin) co-directed the picture, which is set 20,000 years in the future when Godzilla and monsters rule the Earth.

Below, learn more about the Godzilla animated movie.

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Gremlins

Now that the weather is getting nicer, you might not want to sit at home on the couch to watch stuff on Netflix, but the streaming service is going to do their best to keep you there with their new line-up of shows and movies getting added to their library in April.

As usual, there are a bunch of Netflix originals, including some movies that debuted at the SXSW Film Festival, new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a new comedy special from Louis C.K., a new season of The Get Down and more. But there are also plenty of licensed titles ranging from a Disney sports classic to a Best Picture winner.

Get our personal recommendations and the full list of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in April 2017 below.

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Trailer

In the not too distant future, we’ll be getting new episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, 14 new episodes of the cult favorite movie mocking TV series were put into production, and Netflix picked them up so as many viewers as possible could see them. Now we finally have a peak at the return of MST3K.

Netflix has unleashed the first Mystery Science Theater 3000 trailer showing off comedian and Nerdist podcast co-host Jonah Ray as the new human subject Jonah Heston, who is forced to endure terrible movies alongside his robot counterparts Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn) and Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount). This first glimpse of the series revival shows us a few of the movies that will be made fun of throughout the new season, including one that fans have wanted to get the MST3K treatment for years. Read More »

netflix skip intro

Don’t have time for a minute or two of opening credits while devouring a show on Netflix? Then hit the newly added skip intro button. You can now more easily – although it was easy in the first place – skip past some (pretty terrific) opening credits sequences on Netflix. Let’s take a closer look at Netflix’s new skip intro option.

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death note trailer

After making terrific horror movies like You’re Next and The Guest, director Adam Wingard was supposed to break out in a big way last year with the very fun Blair Witch, a film that didn’t manage to find its feet at the box office. However, it looks like that big breaking-out just got delayed to 2017, because the trailer for his new Netflix movie, Death Note, has arrived and it looks like something that will turn a lot of heads.

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(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Marvel’s new Netflix series, Iron Fist.)

For the most part, Marvel’s latest Netflix foray, Iron Fist, has been critically panned. The issues are plenty, and the resulting conversation has only served to underline exactly how the series falls short. There’s the story, the characterizations, the casting, the editing, and – this is a criticism that’s been leveled against all of Marvel’s Netflix series — it’s just too long. DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage could all have done with a little trimming.

In the case of Iron Fist, an altered cut could result in a drastically different and better show. It just requires a little bit of Garfield Minus GarfieldThere’s an interesting show lurking somewhere within Iron Fist…as long as you remove Iron Fist himself.

Spoilers lie ahead, of course.

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Handsome Trailer

If you’re a Curb Your Enthusiasm fan who is anxiously awaiting the ninth season that was announced last year, we have something that might hold you over, albeit without Larry David.

Jeff Garlin is one of the regulars on Curb Your Enthusiasm, not to mention making a great 1980s father in The Goldbergs, and he occasionally likes to dabble in writing and directing. He’s back behind the camera with his third movie as writer and director, Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie, which puts Garlin in the role of a Los Angeles homicide detective in a movie that feels like it was made in the 1990s, and I mean that in the best way possible.

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small crimes review

You know the drill. A man gets out of prison and returns home. His old life is gone, but the wreckage remains. His friends are scattered. His enemies are powerful. There is no hope for escape. But maybe, just maybe, one last job, one last crime, one last ass-covering, will be all he needs to pull himself up and put his act back together. And then it all goes horribly wrong, of course.

Small Crimes, like so many neo-noirs, is all about a small pile of poor decisions rapidly growing into a large pile of poor decisions, until the whole thing topples over into chaos. But this one is especially nasty, particularly bloodthirsty, and completely unwilling to pull its punches. This movie has a mean streak…and it grins as it draws blood.

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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: why Netflix may be kind-of, sort-of right about film fans needing to stop romanticizing movie theaters.)

Watching a movie at home on TV simply isn’t the same as going to the movie theater and watching a film on the big screen with an audience. Streaming giant Netflix believes we need to get rid of this romantic notion around the moviegoing experience…and I think I agree. Kind of.

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