the godfather epic

Last night, HBO aired The Godfather Epic, a 424-minute long version of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II that re-edits both films into chronological order and features footage that isn’t in the theatrical cut of either film. It will air again on January 23, but it’s currently available to stream on HBO Go and HBO Now.

But here’s the thing: you probably shouldn’t watch this version, especially if it’s your first exposure to these movies. This cut is a fascinating curiosity for devoted fans, but it’s also the worst possible way to experience two of the greatest movies ever made.

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LOVE

Now that we’ve met Mickey and Gus, the first full-length Love trailer has arrived to show us what they’re like together. The upcoming Netflix series from Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) centers on two very different young adults trying, with very mixed results, to navigate the complexities of modern love. Rust himself plays nice guy Gus, and Gillian Jacobs is wild-child Mickey. Watch the new Love trailer after the jump.  Read More »

Could ‘Making a Murderer’ Return for Season 2?

Making a Murderer

After his executive session, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos addressed the popularity of Making a Murderer and the demand for a follow-up or a second season. Given that the series is a true crime documentary, a continuation could take different form. They could wait for further developments in the Steven Avery case, or tackle another true crime story. Sarandos is open to either.

“The story is still unfolding, so we’ll certainly take a look at it,” he said. “It’s just unfolding. Like I said, this was 10 years in the making.”  Read More »

Marvel's Jessica Jones

After announcing a season two pickup for Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Netflix presented a panel with the cast and creators of the show. After her panel, Krysten Ritter spoke with journalists further. When she signed up for the show, there were already plans to join the Netflix Marvel characters in a Defenders series. News of getting her own second season delighted Ritter.

“I love Jessica and I’m so excited to see what happens next for her,” Ritter said. “When I watched the show the weekend it came out with everybody else, I was like, ‘Okay, what’s next?’ Which is kind of what happens with all the Netflix shows. You need more. So I’m excited to see where she goes next and how she handles this next chapter of her life.”

More on season 2 after the jump, including Jessica’s upcoming arc, where Jessica and Luke might meet next, and whether a certain someone will return.

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Matt Groening

As the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama — two of the most beloved animated series of… well, ever — Matt Groening‘s name will always loom large in pop culture. And now he’s preparing to add one more show to his already impressive legacy. Groening is reportedly in talks with Netflix to create a new animated series.  Read More »

‘Fuller House’ Teaser: Welcome Back, Tanners

Fuller House teaser

Who’s ready for a heady dose of ’90s nostalgia? Netflix has debuted a new teaser for its Full House sequel Fuller House, and unlike that last trailer it actually shows the whole gang, not just Comet 2.0. Well, the whole gang minus Michelle, anyway, since both she and her real-life counterparts off enjoying high-powered careers in fashion. Watch it after the jump. Read More »

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Miranda Sings

Ten years ago, the sentence “YouTube star to get Netflix series” would have been literally incomprehensible. YouTube was barely a year old, and Netflix was still a DVD-by-mail service. But in the year 2016, it feels like an inevitability. Of course it was only a matter of time before streaming giant Netflix started plucking talent from fellow streaming giant YouTube.

The first YouTube star to also become a Netflix star will be Colleen Ballinger-Evans, better known as her painfully awkward, heavily lipsticked, wannabe star character Miranda Sings. She’ll have a scripted comedy series on Netflix called Haters Back Off, inspired by her popular YouTube videos. Learn more about the Miranda Sings Netflix series after the jump.

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house of cards season 4 trailer

When someone writes a gigantic book about the history of mass entertainment a few decades from now, they’re going to need to dedicate a chapter to House of Cards. Netflix‘s first original series is one of those watershed moments – you can cleanly divide the timeline between before and after this show premiered. Here is the series that broke the dam on streaming shows. Here is the series that transformed Netflix into a major player in the film and TV industry. Here is a series that proved that you can somehow craft a hit show by running an algorithm.

And yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find too many fans who thought that season 3 of this crafty, dense political drama was up to snuff. It was a definite step down from the gleeful insanity of season 2, which saw the series embrace its soap operatic side with outlandishly entertaining results. So the new season has one primary objective: get everything back on course. And wouldn’t you know it? A new House of Cards season 4 trailer has arrived and you can watch it below. Let’s start judging.

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Kylo Ren's lightsaber

If you’ve been paying attention to our extensive Star Wars coverage, then you probably saw our round-up of 20 scenes that were cut from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Those scenes would add plenty of footage to the movie, and some have wondered if we might get The Force Awakens extended cut, or dare I say, The Force Awakens: Special Edition. But according to director J.J. Abrams, that’s not in the cards. Read More »