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Jessica Jones has a new bestie. Rachael Taylor has just boarded Netflix’s AKA Jessica Jones as Patricia “Trish” Walker. In the comics, Trish Walker takes on the superhero identity Hellcat. More on the AKA Jessica Jones Rachael Taylor casting after the jump.  Read More »

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New Wet Hot American Summer Cast

The original Wet Hot American Summer cast was full of budding stars, as talents such as Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Meloni, and Paul Rudd were among the huge ensemble when the film arrived in 2001. The original cast is reuniting for the Netflix limited series that is shooting now. And they’re being joined by more than a few faces new to the story, which takes place on the first day at a Jewish summer camp in 1981. Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Jason Schwartzman are all going to appear in various guises in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampRead More »

Wet Hot American Summer

Netflix is preparing to party like it’s 1981. The streaming service has released the first teaser for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a prequel to David Wain‘s 2001 cult comedy hit. Watch the Wet Hot American Summer Netflix trailer after the jump. Read More »

Duplass brothers

The Duplass brothers seem to be everywhere these days, from cable TV to the big screen, and now they’re going to be on Netflix, too. The streaming service has just struck a four-picture deal with the filmmaking duo.

Hilariously, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says deals like this are “the reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal.” Unlike the Sandler films, however, the Duplass projects will hit theaters first. More on the Netflix Duplass brothers deal after the jump.  Read More »

BLENDED

Adam Sandler‘s first picture for Netflix is taking shape. Sandler is set to star in Ridiculous 6 with Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Terry Crews. Also appearing will be Nick Nolte, Steve Buscemi, and Dan Aykroyd. More on the Adam Sandler Ridiculous 6 movie after the jump.  Read More »

Amazon Offering ‘Transparent’ for Free This Weekend

Transparent

Amazon’s Transparent got some much-deserved attention at this year’s Golden Globes, when the HFPA declared it the year’s best comedy and star Jeffrey Tambor comedy’s best actor. But unless you have an Amazon Prime subscription, or a generous friend who does, you probably haven’t had the opportunity to check it out.

Well, this weekend is the perfect time to change that. Amazon will let non-members stream the entire first season for free for just 24 hours. And if you like what you see, it’s also offering a discount on its usual Prime membership. More on how to watch Transparent free after the jump.  Read More »

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

If you were a big fan of NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup circa 2010, has Netflix got just the thing for you. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper (The Office) as a woman rescued from a doomsday cult. Eager to start fresh after 15 years underground, she heads to New York City.

Also starring are Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, both of 30 Rock. (He was D’Fawn from Queen of Jordan). Watch the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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After original plans for a wide release got all screwed up, The Interview went on to become Sony’s “#1 online film of all time.” But it still wasn’t enough to make The Interview turn a profit, according to the National Association of Theater Owners, which sounds all too pleased with their assessment.

Regardless, Sony is pressing on with The Interview‘s digital rollout, striking a deal to make the comedy available on Netflix just one month after its theatrical/VOD bow. More on The Interview Netflix debut and The Interview Sony losses after the jump.  Read More »

WTF: Overstock Launching its Own Streaming Service

Overstock streaming service

Overstock.com probably isn’t the first name you think of when it comes to movies. (Though the online store does occasionally have some pretty great blu-ray deals.) But in a move predicted by The Onion two years ago, Overstock, which claims to be one of the biggest online retailers, thinks it can compete with Amazon and other big streaming media players. The site is launching a VOD initiative this year, and even plans to create original content. A few more details on the new Overstock streaming service plan are below. Read More »

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