pop culture imports

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

We may be drowning in the hundreds of original streaming titles that are released each month, but there are so many foreign-language movies and shows that are just begging for you to stream them. This week we have the directorial debut of world-renowned animation giant Hayao Miyazaki, a tour-de-force performance from Diane Kruger, a heartwarming documentary from French New Wave pioneer Agnes Varda, John Woo‘s high-octane Netflix action movie packed to the brim with doves, and an intriguing Danish semi-zombie series.

Let’s fire up those subtitles and dive into the best foreign-language titles of the week.

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sense8 finale trailer

Netflix has made good on their word to give the cancelled Sense8 a proper send-off with a series finale film. You can now watch the Sense8 finale trailer below.

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Netflix originals

Back in February, Netflix revealed its crazy intention to release a whopping 700 titles in 2018 — a number that even now sounds faintly preposterous. But three months later, the streaming service is outstripping its early visions for the total number of Netflix originals.

By the end of 2018, Netflix is on track to hit 1,000 total original movies, TV shows, and other productions. This happens just as Disney, Fox, and other big companies are beginning to vacate the streaming service en masse.

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daredevil season 3

Daredevil season 3 is currently shooting, and new details about the upcoming season are slowly emerging. First, it looks like Matt Murdock is giving up his red costume and going back to the black suit he wore in season one (for some reason). Second, Bullseye might be joining the series. Maybe.

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13 Reasons Why season 2 reviews

Netflix famously doesn’t release viewership numbers for its individual shows or movies, but it’s safe to say that 13 Reasons Why made a big splash when it debuted on the streaming service last year. The show earned high praise from critics, courted controversy for its depiction of rape and suicide, and seemed to be all anyone could talk about for a while after its release.

Despite leaving some lingering unanswered questions, it seemed as if the series could wrap up after one season. But it’s coming back for a season two later this week, and early reviews from critics suggest it should have quit while it was ahead. Read More »

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Deadpool DVD Covers

The marketing for the entire Deadpool franchise has been positively brilliant. In fact, the promotion for the first movie was so good that Deadpool ended up winning an award at the 45th Annual Clio Key Art Awards, honoring the best in marketing every year. And the latest stunt to promote Deadpool 2 just might end up solidifying another win this year.

While we’ve seen countless trailers, TV spots, posters, cross-promotions and television stunts, a new Deadpool 2 promotion on the shelves selling movies on Blu-ray and DVD takes the cake. 20th Century Fox has given the slip covers for a 16 of their library titles a Deadpool 2 makeover. It’s just the kind of obnoxious thing that Deadpool would be responsible for. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases Black Panther

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time to round-up the best Blu-ray’s available right now, and in the immediate future. This week’s biggest release is, of course, Black Panther. Beyond that, we have an early look at the impending Blu-ray release of Annihilation. Also: Scream! Factory’s It’s Alive box set, and Shout Select’s Blu-ray release of David Lynch’s Wild and Heart.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.

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doom patrol series

DC’s new digital service DC Universe continues to grow. The service has just announced a new live-action Doom Patrol series from the increasingly busy Greg Berlanti.

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lost in space season 2

Netflix has given Lost in Space season 2 the go-ahead. The entertaining update on the classic 1960s series once again strands the Robison family in space, setting them against all sorts of intergalactic danger, as well as Parker Posey as Dr. Smith.

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Apple TV 4K

Soon, nearly every single streaming video subscription will be available at the tap of the finger. Or at the click of the Apple TV remote.

Apple plans to start selling subscriptions to popular services like Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Now, Showtime, and others through its Apple TV app, following in the footsteps of Amazon.

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