Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Star Wars saga is preparing to go where it’s never gone before. For the first time ever starting, the entire six-film series will be available in Digital HD, as announced by Disney, Lucasfilm, and Fox today. And even if you already own them on DVD, Blu-ray, etc., you may want to check these out — each movie comes with a whole bunch of never-before-seen bonus features. Get all the details on the Star Wars Digital HD release after the jump. Read More »
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Netflix is quickly becoming a force in movie distribution. In recent months, they’re announced deals with Adam Sandler, Pee-Wee Herman, and distribution on films like the latest from True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, Beasts of No Nation. Their latest deal is equally impressive and probably a little bit funnier.
Ricky Gervais‘s upcoming film Special Correspondents, which stars Eric Bana, has been acquired by Netflix. They’ll release it on the streaming service next year. Read more about the Ricky Gervais Special Correspondents deal with Netflix below. Read More »
Netflix is ordering a new genre series. So far the most high-profile original series from Netflix have been comedies, and dramas that edge toward thriller territory. But the company is bringing back the horror series Hemlock Grove for a third and final season, is moving into sci-fi with Sense8 from the Wachowskis, and is now buying another show with a hybrid sci-fi/supernatural bent.
Netflix has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Montauk, genre drama that sounds like it is equally influenced by ’80s Spielberg and The X-Files, with an extra-large dash of conspiracy theory. Read More »
Frank Underwood isn’t done yet. Kevin Spacey will return to Washington, DC. for a fourth season of the Netflix series House of Cards. That turns the series into a longer-running show than the UK original, and also tells you that Frank Underwood is still kicking by the end of season three. Beyond that, we don’t know what to expect. What we do know about the House of Cards S4 renewal is below. Read More »
UPDATE: Director Bryan Singer has weighed in on this. We’ve made the necessary changes.
X-Men: Days of Future Past was a monster hit in spite of some huge obstacles. Somehow, director Bryan Singer was able to make good movie that basically blended the casts of two different franchises into one story that links versions of characters that were never originally meant to meet. In a way, it’s kind of a miracle.
To achieve a miracle like that, sometimes you have to kill your darlings. Among the required cuts to the film, Singer decided to remove an entire subplot involving Rogue, played by Anna Paquin. This summer, a new Blu-ray will be released called the X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, which reinstates Rogue’s story. Now we know how much new footage is in there: 17 minutes. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Netflix was responsible for reviving Arrested Development and The Killing, and it gave us new versions of Richie Rich and Inspector Gadget. Now it could resurrect yet another old show: Full House.
The streaming service is reportedly nearing a deal for Fuller House, a continuation of the ABC comedy which ran for 8 seasons from 1987 through 1995. Much of the original cast and producers will return, including John Stamos. Get all the details on the Full House Netflix revival after the jump. Read More »
Before they were Saul Goodman and Tobias Funke, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross co-created one of the funniest shows ever. It was called Mr. Show (or, more fully, Mr. Show With Bob and David) and it ran four seasons on HBO, from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Show helped give the comedians a huge cult following and major pop culture cachet. Since then, each has gone off on their own, becoming very successful in different ways. Now they’re coming back together.
Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have just sold a brand new sketch comedy series called With Bob and David to Netflix. It’s just started production and will consist of four half hour episodes and a one hour “making of.” There’s more on this pseudo-Mr Show reunion below. Read More »
Daredevil is out next week, AKA Jessica Jones is filming, and now Netflix and Marvel are setting up the third piece of their universe. With Mike Colter already cast as Luke Cage, now he needs a boss. Cheo Hodari Coker has been hired as head writer and showrunner of the Netflix Luke Cage show, which will hit the format next year. Read more about the Luke Cage showrunner below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Believe it or not, Inspector Gadget is over 30 years old at this point — he first came into being as an animated show from the mid-’80s. But older doesn’t always mean wiser, and that goes double in the case of this bionic detective. In the first trailer for Netflix’s new Inspector Gadget series, he proves to be as embarrassingly incompetent as ever.
Lucky for him, no one around him has changed much either. His much more capable niece Penny is still happy to help, as is her dog Brain, and Quimby (for some reason) continues to rely on him. Watch the new Inspector Gadget trailer after the jump. Read More »