Even if you haven’t watched some or all of the first season of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix, this trailer is going to be a fun couple of minutes. Because, as one inmate says, there’s some next level crazy coming this year. The adaptation of Piper Kerman‘s book ‘Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’ finds the fictionalized version of Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, settling in to Litchfield prison, even as a new inmate severely shakes up the status quo. Watch the Orange Is the New Black season two trailer below. Read More »
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A new Kevin Smith movie is coming out in a few weeks. Kind of. Fresh off last year’s small theatrical tour, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie hits on demand May 6. Smith wrote and provides his voice to the film, leaving the directorial duties to Steve Stark. In this Askewneverse animated film, everyone’s favorite New Jersey stoners, Jay and Silent Bob, win the lottery and use the cash to turn into their crime fighting alter-egos, Bluntman and Chronic.
A longer trailer hit last year but a new poster and trailer have now been released for the on-demand release. Check them both out below. Read More »
Briefly: Amazon’s next round of pilots includes a show from Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco) and one directed by Marc Forster (World War Z, Quantum of Solace).
Whit Stillman’s show is The Cosmopolitans, which “follows a group of young American expatriates in Paris who are searching for love and friendship in a foreign city.” It stars Adam Brody and Chloe Sevigny , and will shoot in Paris starting this week. Brody previously appeared in Stillman’s most recent film, Damsels in Distress, while Sevigny was in The Last Days of Disco. Dree Hemingway and Shaun Evans also co-star.
Marc Forster isn’t as intimately connected to the drama Hand of God, but will direct the pilot. The show, written by Ben Watkins, stars Ron Perlman as “a hard-living judge who uses visions he believes are sent by God as leads in his vigilante mission to track down the rapist who destroyed his family.” Dana Delany will play Perlaman’s wife, and Garrett Dillahunt plays “a born-again sociopath with violent tendencies.”
Both pilots will appear on Amazon’s streaming service later this year, at which point viewers will be able to vote on the continuation of each story. [EW]
Pablo Escobar is a figure that has become the inspiration for many a film, and now he and the Medellin Cartel are going to be the focus of a new limited series on Netflix. The former DVD rental house and current streaming movie champ will be the home for a ten-episode show called Narcos. Jose Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) is directing. Now Wagner Moura, star of Elite Squad, has been cast as Escobar. Read More »
Marvel may have made the biggest splash in terms of a deal with Netflix, but DreamWorks Animation got there first. The first animated show DreamWorks put on Netflix was Turbo Fast, a spin-off from the film featuring a Ryan Reynolds-voiced snail. Now they’ve announced three new shows. The shows are Puss In Boots, from the Shrek franchise; King Julian, starring the lemur from Madagascar; and Veggie Tales in the House, based on the popular family franchise.
Sticking with the short form animation front, Disney and Pixar will premiere a new Cars themed short film, The Radiator Springs 500 ½, on their new Disney Movies Anywhere app later this spring. It’s the first in a new Pixar series of shorts called Tales from Radiator Springs. Check out the first images below. Read More »
Exclusive merchandise, essential Star Wars stories and Episode VII what-ifs. Read about it all in this edition of Star Wars Bits.
- Check out the limited Star Wars merchandise available during Disney’s Star Wars Weekends.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles will continue later this year.
- Rumor has it digital versions of the full Star Wars saga will be made available this winter.
- In case you forgot, all of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now on Netflix including The Lost Episodes.
- Dave Filoni calls the final episodes of The Clone Wars “very important to understanding the overall saga.”
- Previously sold out Star Wars maps by artist Andrew DeGraff are back on sale from Gallery 1988.
- Jon Favreau would have done Star Wars Episode VII… if anyone had asked him.
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Filming in the biggest U.S. cities can be incredibly expensive. Thanks to the costs of permits, security, and simple logistics, to actually film on location in New York City or Los Angeles is not financially feasible for many major productions. But most major productions aren’t backed by Marvel or Disney. Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a special, multi-million dollar incentive program created specifically to lure Marvel Studios to New York to film the entirety of its Netflix series of shows, That’s 60 one-hour episodes total, which will now be shot in NYC.
UPDATE: We updated with the full press release.
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Walt Disney Studios has announced a new cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. This new service is available in app form on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and also on the Web. The service is set to allow consumers to watch movies from Disney, Pixar, and Marvel at home and on the go. Right now the service features Disney’s library of over 400 active digital titles and will grow over time. This is good news for consumers because anything has to be better than UltraViolet.
The unveiling coincides with the digital release of Disney’s Frozen.Disney is hoping to get you to join the service by offering you a free digital copy of The Incredibles. This limited time offer is available to Disney Movies Anywhere users who activate and connect their Disney Movies Anywhere account to their iTunes account. And some more good news, the Disney Movies Anywhere digital service includes some bonus features, so The Incredibles comes with two Pixar shorts, some behind the scenes featurettes and more. Not everything from the Blu-ray release, but still something. Read the full press release after the jump.
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