As if your living room media center didn’t have enough gadgets crowding it already, Sony has announced the launch of its new PlayStation TV. The set-top box go on sale in the U.S., Canada, and Europe this fall, at the price of $99 a pop. Hit the jump for more details on the new device.
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Posted on Monday, June 9th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
The Eli Roth-produced show Hemlock Grove returns to stream on Netflix for a second season starting in July. Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Madeline Martin and Tiio Horn star, and the show was developed by Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman based on the novel by McGreevy. The ten-episode season remains centered on a Pennsylvania town in which several monstrous events have reshaped the relationships between people in the little burg. (And in many cases the relationships between life and death.) A new trailer features such lovely sights as leech-eating, eye experiments, and a lot of flesh ripping and tearing. There’s a bit of sex and at least one explosion, too. Watch the Hemlock Grove season 2 trailer below.
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014 by Angie Han
After spending the past season on Game of Thrones trying to exact revenge for the death of his sister, Pedro Pascal is skipping over to Netflix to try and bring a different bad guy to justice.
Pascal is set to star in Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos, opposite Wagner Moura (Elysium). Jose Padilha (Robocop) is directing. Get more details on the show after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
No matter what your feelings may be about the battle between physical media and streaming, numbers suggest that physical media is losing the fight. And in the entertainment business, when money is the bottom line, that suggests a dire future for disc media. A new study says that while box office and digital revenue are expected to climb through 2019, sales and rentals of DVD and other disc media will fall sharply.
The study predicts that revenue from streaming media will overtake that of disc media, and that physical media can expect to suffer a 20% drop in revenue by 2018. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Maybe you don’t know too much about the acclaimed Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. But chances are you’ve seen some of Arrested Development. In that case, you’ll probably recognize the cute opening credits from the latter show, in which Ron Howard narrated the basic premise, accompanied by a quick slideshow and quirky ukelele tune. Now, to promote the imminent arrival of the second season of Orange is the New Black, Netflix, which also brought us the latest season of Arrested Development, has created a riff on the AD opening as a promo for Orange. And it’s a great way to push the show to an audience that might have ignored it so far. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Here’s the trailer for the first Netflix original animated series, BoJack Horseman. The show features Will Arnett as the voice of the title character, a horse and former sitcom star who is now washed up and dealing with the downside of fame. OK, mild fame. BoJack is drinking himself into a pit to escape his problems, and trying to deal with human friend Todd (Aaron Paul), feline agent and Princess Caroline (Amy Sedaris), and his human girlfriend (or perhaps ex-girlfriend) voiced by Alison Brie.
The show debuts on August 22; watch the BoJack Horseman trailer here now. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
A great many people watch Community via Hulu — it’s one of the streaming service’s most popular offerings — and now Hulu may be the home for the near-mythical sixth season of the show. When the show was canceled by NBC there was some talk that a place like Hulu could be the home for one last season. And while comments from the show’s creator Dan Harmon made that seem like a pretty distant possibility, conversations are taking place.
At this point that’s all it seems to be — like Hulu buying Sony TV a drink and slyly being all “so, you think you might wanna make a sixth season together?” But that’s better than nothing. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by Germain Lussier
UPDATE: This story has now been confirmed by Variety. Minor changes have been made to reflect that fact.
The man without fear has a new persona. Marvel’s Daredevil, coming to Netflix in 2015, recently switched showrunners from Drew Goddard to Steven S. DeKnight. The latter’s first big decision is who will play the title character and he’s chosen another TV veteran. Charlie Cox, who played the lead in Matthew Vaughn’s Stardust, and an Irish badass on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, is set to play the role. Read More »