Con Man

The layers of meta are thick with Con ManAlan Tudyk created and stars in the series about an actor famous for starring in a brilliant-but-cancelled sci-fi classic, with Nathan Fillion playing his good friend and former co-star. The show follows said actor as he tours geeky conventions — you know, not unlike the one Tudyk and Fillion stopped by this year to tease season 2 of Con Man.

It should come as no surprise that former Firefly stars Tudyk and Fillion got the warmest of receptions in Hall H at this year’s Comic-Con, where they offered audiences a glimpse of not just Con Man season 2 but Con Man: The Game and the Spectrum comic book series (inspired by the show-within-a-show that Fillion and Tudyk’s characters used to star in). Below, read our Con Man Comic-Con panel recap.  Read More »

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On Thursday, Marvel TV took over Comic-Con’s second biggest venue, Ballroom 20, to present their next new Netflix series, Luke Cage starring Mike Colter. Fans were first introduced to the indestructible bartender in last year’s Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll branch out on his own to become the hero of Harlem.

Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb was on hand to moderate the panel, with showrunner Cheo Coker and actors Mike Colter, Mahershala AliAlfre WoodardFrank WhaleyTheo Rossi, and Simone Missick all onstage to tell you why Luke Cage could be your next new favorite show. Below, read a rundown of everything we learned at the Luke Cage Comic-Con panel, including who all the new villains and allies are, and what makes Luke Cage unique in the Marvel universe. (And don’t forget to check out the first Luke Cage teaser trailer and our Luke Cage footage recap if you haven’t already.)

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Luke Cage footage recap

Marvel fans have already seen Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage in action, thanks to his recurring role on Jessica Jones. And at Comic-Con this year, we finally got to see Luke Cage, the series, in action. In addition to the first Luke Cage teaser trailer, Marvel TV and Netflix also brought along four sizable Luke Cage clips. Collectively, they suggested a show that could sit comfortably beside Jessica Jones and Daredevil in this gritty little corner of the Marvel universe, but also had a voice and personality all its own.

While we don’t have the video embeds to share with you just yet, we’ve got a play-by-play Luke Cage footage recap for you after the jump, along with our commentary.
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Mike Colter made his Marvel universe debut as the unbreakable Luke Cage last year in Jessica Jones, but this fall he’ll get to grab the spotlight all for himself. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel TV and Netflix unveiled the very first Luke Cage teaser trailer. The series also stars Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes, Alfre Woodard as Mariah Dillard, Theo Rossi as Shades, Frank Whaley as Scarfe, and Simone Missick as Misty Knight. Watch the first Luke Cage teaser below.  Read More »


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Since Netflix’s Narcos is based on historical events, all it takes is one quick Wikipedia search to figure out where the show is headed next. But getting there is the fun part, of course, and it looks like we can look forward to plenty of drama and intrigue in the next run of episodes. The streaming service has just released a fresh batch of Narcos season 2 first look images, and you can check ’em out below.

Returning for the next season are Wagner Moura as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, and Pedro Pascal as DEA agent Javier Peña.  Read More »

Star Trek TV series

In the U.S., Star Trek fans interested in Bryan Fuller‘s new series will have no choice but to subscribe to CBS All Access. It’s a major play to get TV viewers to sign up for CBS’ new streaming service, and a very smart one — Trek lovers are a devoted bunch, and if checking out a promising-new Trek series means paying for yet another service, you can bet a great many of them will grit their teeth and fork over the $5.99 per month.

But what about geeks outside the U.S.? How will they get to watch the new Trek when CBS All Access is only available in the States? Well, if you’ve got a Netflix account, you’re probably covered. The company has just scooped up exclusive rights to the new Star Trek show, as well as all the old Star Trek shows.  Read More »

luke cage poster

There was a lot to love in the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones series, but one of things I loved most was Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage. We knew from the start that this soulful, sensitive, and dashing bartender (who also, you know, just so happens to have unbreakable skin) was going to be the star of his own series and would eventually unite with the rest of the Marvel Netflix stable of characters for a Defenders series, but Colter made a solo series for Luke feel like a priority in the midst of another character’s show. That’s something special.

With San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, all things superhero are about to invade headlines with the force of a well-timed punch from Mr. Cage himself. So why don’t we kick off this week with a new Luke Cage poster that will be available to Comic-Con attendees later this week?

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netflix movie catalog

If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to use someone else’s password to access a service without the OK of the system’s owner (that’d be the company who provides the service, not the person paying for the subscription). Meaning, yes, we are all lawbreakers now.  Read More »

rebirth trailer

One of these days, I’d like to the be kind of person who gets a thrill by looking over numbers and spreadsheets. And on that day, I would like to dig into Netflix‘s business model, which seems to be focused entirely on acquiring as many original movies and shows as possible, building a library that has been fairly consistent in its quality over the years. I’ll never stop giving Netflix a hard time over their dwindling film library, but I find many of the projects they produce and acquire to be worth my time.

And that brings us to Rebirth, the first in a series of low-budget independent projects Netflix has acquired and fully financed for $2 million. For years, movie fans have wondered why major studios were spending $200 million on single movies instead of using that money to finance countless small movies with lower overheads and expectations. Well, Netflix seems to be giving that approach a shot and the first film out of the gate is a creepy cult thriller starring the stoner from The Cabin in the Woods.

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IMAX Home Theater

For many cinephiles, their home theater is a source of pride. From the flatscreen television to the surround sound system, it’s important to experience your movies in the best way possible. Now IMAX wants to help you achieve that goal, at least if you happen to have about a half a million dollars lying around.

IMAX will now build you a private home theater, one that will allow people to pay a premium price to watch theatrical releases from the comfort of their very own expensive movie theater quality home theater. But it’s not going to be cheap, and paying for those theatrical releases is pretty damn pricey too. Hit the jump to find out more about the IMAX home theater. Read More »