Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events is pure Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler). The author wrote much of season one, based on the first four entries in his 13-part series, and he’s remained appropriately faithful to his melancholic stories. The Netflix series doesn’t shy away from the darker themes found in the Baudelaire children’s journey, but it does go for considerably more laughs than the 2004 film adaptation, making it an entertainingly peculiar mix of slapstick and sadness.
Below, read our A Series of Unfortunate Events review (Spoilers follow).
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Count Olaf is a terrible actor. Him and his gang of funky villains, his theater troupe, aren’t going to win awards anytime soon. Olaf’s acting is fairly rotten, but thanks to the talents of Neil Patrick Harris, he has a slightly more tolerable singing voice. Harris sings the theme song in Netflix’s adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Below, hear the A Series of Unfortunate Events theme song.
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Not enough moviegoers embraced Brad Silberling‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events movie to launch a franchise, but perhaps we’ll finally get to see entire 13-part story adapted with Netflix’s upcoming series, which continues to look promising. The marketing materials have focused a little more on the comedic and heightened elements of author Daniel Handler‘s books, not so much the bleakness of the Baudelaire children’s predicament. But this promo, featuring Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton), is here to remind you of the hardship and danger they’ll face in the series.
Below, check out the Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events promo and new images from the series.
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Lemony Snicket‘s A Series of Unfortunate Events gets dark. While director Brad Silberling‘s film stayed mostly faithful to the tone of the 13-part series, you can feel his 2004 adaptation sometimes holding back, and earlier cuts of the movie were apparently much darker. Author Daniel Handler‘s books have a sense of humor, but the jokes aren’t always as broad as what we saw in the movie or what we saw in the previews for Netflix’s new series. According to Neil Patrick Harris, who’s playing the villainous Count Olaf, the show gets “shockingly dark.”
Below, learn more about the Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events show.
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Barry Sonnenfeld has made some fine entertainment over the course of his career. In the 1990s, Sonnenfeld had a terrific run, directing Get Shorty, Men in Black, and The Addams Family movies. Before turning towards directing, as a cinematographer, he shot Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Big, Misery, and Throw Momma from the Train. Since working on all of those memorable films, he’s directed some pictures–Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, and Big Trouble–that sorely missed the mark. Sonnenfeld’s next film, Nine Lives, about a man (Kevin Spacey) that gets turned into a cat, doesn’t look as appealing as his earlier efforts, but at the very least, it has Christopher Walken playing a cat whisper.
Below, watch a Nine Lives clip.
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At a time when movie theaters are dominated by comic book movies, sequels, reboots and more stories with established intellectual property, having an original comedy sounds like the perfect remedy. Unfortunately, one of the original comedies coming out this year is Nine Lives, a movie about a neglectful, workaholic father (Kevin Spacey) who will learn how to reconnect with his family after he ends up being trapped in the body of a cat.
Even after the teaser trailer showed up back in January, I wasn’t sure this movie was real, but the new Nine Lives trailer shows us that this movie is still coming. Is it just some cruel prank? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
Will 2016 be the year of feature-length cat videos? Last week we got the first trailer for Keanu, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s action comedy about two friends out to save the cutest cat ever, and today we’ve got the first trailer for Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey as a cat. Well, technically it stars him as an uncaring billionaire who gets turned into a cat so he can learn about the value of family or the power of love or whatever.
And to answer your next two questions: yes, this is a real movie with a real theatrical release date and everything; and yes, we’re sure. Watch the first Nine Lives trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Neil Patrick Harris is the new Jim Carrey, at least as far as Netflix is concerned. Harris has just been cast in Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as the villainous Count Olaf, the role played by Carrey in the not-very-beloved 2004 film. However — as befits a show called A Series of Unfortunate Events — the update comes with a side of bad news as well. The show has just lost its showrunner, Mark Hudis (True Blood). Read More »
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Posted on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
A couple of fortunate events have befallen Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Barry Sonnenfeld has just signed on to direct Netflix’s adaptation of the Lemony Snicket books, while Mark Hudis (True Blood) will serve as showrunner.
Hardcore fans of the series may recall that Sonnenfeld was originally on board to helm the 2004 movie, but was later replaced by Brad Silberling. More about the Lemony Snicket director after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
In the past few weeks, Kevin Spacey has picked up both a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for House of Cards, on which he plays a politician who’ll manipulate, blackmail, screw, and murder anyone to get to the top. Needless to say, it’s a pretty heavy affair, and it’s totally understandable if Spacey wants to do something a little lighter with his time off.
So Spacey is now set to star in Nine Lives, a high-concept comedy in which he’ll play a man who turns into a cat. Yes, you read that right. Barry Sonnenfeld is directing. Get details on the Kevin Spacey cat movie after the jump. Read More »