Not only is 2015 going to bring us two new Marvel Studios movies, we get at least two (and maybe more) brand new Marvel TV shows. The first comes upon us pretty quickly, Agent Carter. A few months later, a full season of Daredevil will be available on Netflix. Daredevil, which stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio and others, is the first of four Netflix Marvel shows that will eventually lead to The Defenders.
Outside of that, we don’t know a ton about the show. That’s starting to change, however. In a new piece by Entertainment Weekly, head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and Cox offer up some new info on the show. We find out a bit about its tone, its Marvel Cinematic Universe connections, important of the evil Kingpin and the likelihood we’ll see another villain, Bullseye, at some point. Read the Daredevil Netflix update below. Read More »
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There’s little doubt the incredible tale of releasing The Interview is one for the ages. Years down the road, film historians will look back at the stunning chain of events that lead the comedy from being a massive wide release, to being totally cancelled, to being the first major studio film ever released day and date on demand. And that story is still being told. The Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg comedy opened on Christmas Day in over 300 theaters in the US, but hit XBox, YouTube and Google Play the day before. It’s also now on iTunes and may soon go on Netflix. The whole thing has become an experiment about the traditional, theatrical distribution model versus on demand.
Which brings us to the question at hand: The numbers for the opening weekend of The Interview, both in theaters and on demand. In a pretty interesting turn of events, the film grossed five times as much on demand than theaters. Would that’ve been different had it played in major theater chains? And what do the numbers really mean? We’ll discuss The Interview On Demand gross below. Read More »
We know there’s a new Pee-Wee Herman movie coming featuring work from Paul Reubens (of course) and producer Judd Apatow. The script has undergone some revisions over the past year, but we keep hearing that the film will shoot soon. Now there’s some real news, as the beginnings of a deal have been revealed that will see the new Pee-Wee Herman movie as a Netflix production, and therefore likely an exclusive to the streaming service. Read More »
They say any publicity is good publicity, and apparently that’s even the case if your movie starts an international incident. Thanks to Sony’s delay of The Interview, interest in not only that film, but other similar ones, has risen exponentially. For example, Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s 2004 comedy Team America: World Police (which Paramount wouldn’t allow to be screened in the middle of this controversy) sold out on Amazon.com. Plus, though the large majority of people haven’t seen The Interview, tens of thousands of them have voted the film up on IMDB. At one point, it was rated a staggering 10 out of 10. Read more about each below. Read More »
When Sony pulled the planned December 25 release of The Interview last week, there was no certain plan about whether or not the film would ever see the light of day. A follow-up message from the hacker group that has plagued Sony for weeks warned the studio against releasing the film in any form, including “DVD or piracy.” Today one of the company’s primary attorneys said there is definitely a plan to release the film.
When and where will the film show up? There are conflicting reports. One anonymously-sourced report says Sony will drop The Interview on Crackle, for free. But official studio sources say that report is incorrect, backing up Boies’ comments, noting that a decision is still being made. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Love Netflix but suffer from unreliable Wi-Fi? You’re probably SOL. Netflix has said offline playback is “never going to happen,” leaving services like iTunes and Google Play to meet your no-stream needs.
Meanwhile, Netflix is branching out in other ways. The company recently struck a deal with Dish Network, its first with a major American pay-TV provider. More about the Netflix offline playback comments and the Netflix Dish partnership after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Lots of fans were thrilled when Krysten Ritter was cast as the lead of Marvel’s new Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, but it seems Ritter herself wasn’t one of them. A fan, that is — Ritter admits she didn’t have much comic book experience before she booked the role.
However, that’s changing as Ritter gets deep into preparations for the project. In a new interview, she geeks about the role, declaring the Jessica Jones comics to be the the most addictive thing since NPR’s Serial. Which, if you’ve heard Serial, you’ll know is high praise indeed. Hit the jump for the Krysten Ritter Jessica Jones comments. Read More »
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If you’re one of the many people who raced out to stores this week to pick up the Guardians of the Galaxy Blu-ray, then you’ve probably already seen this. If not, then you’re in for a treat. Marvel officially released the Guardians of the Galaxy blooper reel online and it’s quite amusing. Lee Pace has some issues, even Rocket and Groot get into the action. Check out the Guardians of the Galaxy blooper reel below. Read More »