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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The current season of Amazon original shows offers up another debut series later this month, when Mozart in the Jungle begins streaming on Amazon Prime. The show, from creators Paul Weitz, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzman and Alex Timbers, adapts the memoir by Blair Tindell. The story follows dynamic young conductor Rodrigo (Gael Garcia Bernal) as he shakes up a major New York City symphony orchestra. Rodrigo has a nonconformist style and a demanding approach to conducting… and he also seems to have conversations with Mozart. There’s more than that — some sex, some power struggles, and potential new personalities as Rodrigo cleans house in the orchestra — all of which is shown to some degree in this Mozart in the Jungle trailer. Read More »
UPDATE: Marvel.com has confirmed Ritter’s casting and the title of the show, A.K.A. Jessica Jones. The original story follows and the press release is after the jump.
Marvel has yet to cast Captain Marvel, but they’ve chosen the lead of the Netflix series Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, has been tapped to play the lead character. Jones is a superhero with post-traumatic-stress-disorder who retires and becomes a detective, helping both regular people as well as superheroes. Melissa Rosenberg is showrunning the series, which will be the second of four Marvel Studios is bringing to Netflix. The first, Daredevil, is almost done shooting its first season. Read more about the Jessica Jones casting below. Additionally, it’s looking like Mike Colter will be cast as Luke Cage. Read More »
The Wire is coming to HD at last, but perhaps not quite in the form you want. The show was formatted for a 4:3 aspect ratio when originally shot and broadcast, and that’s how it was released on DVD. But for The Wire HD remasters, which will first be available on HBO Go and for digital purchase before eventually appearing on Blu-ray, the show has been formatted for a 16:9 presentation. Note the word “formatted” there rather than “cropped,” as the choice is intentional and important.
Reaction to this news, especially coming so soon after The Simpsons debacle on FXX and the Simpsons World portal, was quick, and very negative. In short, seeing such concessions made to a project like The Wire — a creator-driven, serious drama that originally played to a limited fanbase — is a sign that the aspect ratio war is basically over, and we’ve lost.
But in the case of The Wire, the situation is more complicated than that. Let the show’s creator David Simon explain. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
Our friends across the pond have been gushing about Black Mirror for ages, showering it with praise and rewarding it with BAFTA nominations and an International Emmy win. But it’s been much less popular in the U.S., mostly because it’s been really hard to watch here. Unless you’ve got a DirecTV subscription or a flagrant disregard for the law, American would-be fans have been SOL.
That is, until now. Netflix has just picked up the British show available for streaming — just in time to get you caught up for the upcoming Christmas special. So what’s Black Mirror about, exactly? Think of it as a modern, technophobic version of The Twilight Zone. Hit the jump for more details on the Black Mirror Netflix debut.
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Audiences don’t have to wait much longer to find out what happens in the life of the sinister politician Frank Underwood. House of Cards season 3 will be back February 27, 2015. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will be back as the story follows the Underwoods as they… well, that would be a spoiler.
A short teaser has been revealed to announce the House of Cards season 3 release date and you can check it out below. However, if you haven’t finished the second season, this contains a major spoiler. So be aware. But check out the House of Cards season 3 teaser below. Read More »
There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Star Wars right now, mostly because of The Force Awakens teaser trailer hitting theaters on Friday (Don’t sleep on the spin-off news either). With that going on, it’s easy forget, for the past few weeks, brand new Star Wars content has been on your TV every single week.
Star Wars Rebels airs a new episode tonight, November 24, before going on a short hiatus for the holiday. If you haven’t kept up with the show here are two important pieces of information. 1. You’re missing out on some awesome, myth building Star Wars action and 2. You can watch the bulk of them, for free, online right now. Read more about the free Star Wars Rebels streaming below. Read More »
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Tina Fey‘s new show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, was going to be a mid-season replacement on NBC. That network, of course, is where Fey got her big break on Saturday Night Live; then it became the butt of her jokes on the award-winning sitcom 30 Rock. So it seemed like the perfect fit.
However, in what seems to be a happy split, the show – which stars Office-alum Ellie Kemper as a cult dropout trying to make it in New York City- will now debut on Netflix in March 2015. More so, it got an immediate two-season order from the streaming company. Read more about the new Tina Fey show and the move to Netflix below. Read More »