Teyonah Parris in Dear White People

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon is also jumping into the original features game. Their first foray into that realm will be Chi-Raq, Spike Lee‘s contemporary retelling of the classical Greek play Lysistrata.

The company’s latest statement on the project reveals some new details, including a full cast list that includes Teyonah ParrisAngela BassettJohn Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Get all the details on the Amazon Chi-Raq project after the jump.  Read More »

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Netflix Narcos

After a blood-splattered, cocaine-dusted first teaser, Netflix’s Narcos has come back with its first full-on trailer. Wagner Moura plays legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal the DEA agents who attempt to take him down in the 1980s. Watch the Narcos trailer after the jump. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

Get the Netflix movie release dates after the jump. Read More »

Netflix series Montauk

Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.

A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.

Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »

Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

The original Wet Hot American Summer was already a throwback, to 1980s camp movies, and now the prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is going even further back into the past. (By about two months, but still.) So it seems only appropriate that the latest Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer would also look like a relic of bygone times.

There’s actual new footage in this promo, featuring all your favorite Camp Firewood counselors like Paul RuddAmy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks. But you almost wouldn’t know it from the fuzzy VHS style. Watch the Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Guest

To get the most out of your Netflix (or Amazon, or Hulu) subscription, it helps to know which films you need to watch before they disappear — and which films you should add to your queue when they arrive. After the jump, find out which films are coming and going from Netflix next month. Plus, get highlights from Amazon and Hulu’s upcoming slate. Read More »

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Maria Bamford in Benched

While we wait for Netflix and Mitch Hurwitz to deliver another season of Arrested Development, they’ve got a little something else brewing with Arrested Development co-star Maria Bamford. Netflix has just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new original series executive produced by Hurwitz and starring Bamford. Get all the details on the Maria Bamford Netflix comedy after the jump.  Read More »

Aaron Paul the way

Aaron Paul may have teased fans that Jesse Pinkman would be returning to the small screen but now his actual post-Breaking Bad TV plan has been revealed. Paul has signed on to produce and star in The Way, a new Hulu series from Jason Katims, the executive producer of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

Co-starring Michelle Monaghan, The Way will debut this Winter and focus on a family “at the center of a controversial movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power, with each episode taking an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want.” Read more about the Aaron Paul The Way developments below. Read More »

Winona Ryder in Homefront

Winona Ryder is Netflix’s newest star. Along with David Harbour, she’s just signed on to lead a supernatural drama series brewing at the company. Formerly titled Montauk, the show comes from Matt and Ross Duffer (Wayward Pines). Karl Gadjusek (Last Resort) serves as showrunner and Shawn Levy executive produces. Find all the details on the Winona Ryder Netflix project after the jump.  Read More »