black mirror season 4

When we were assembling our list of favorite moments of 2016, it was decided late in the process to exclude television and focus solely on movies. The decision was made to keep the list manageable, but it also meant we didn’t get a chance to pay tribute to the third season of the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror, which contains my absolute favorite piece of pop culture anything to come out of last year: the episode “San Junipero.” While the season had its ups and down, those highs were remarkably, deliciously high. Nothing abuses my soul quite like the pitch-black world of Black Mirror and it always leaves me begging for more.

So it’s only natural that director John Hillcoat, a man whose filmography is built entirely on movies where nasty and awful things happen to just about everyone unfortunate enough to enter the frame, has reportedly signed on to direct an episode of the upcoming fourth season. He’ll fit right in.

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Black Mirror Netflix Vista

There’s always been something kind of ironic about the fact that Black Mirror is consumed through the very same technologies it’s warning us about. We’re watching it on our TVs and laptops and smartphones, and we’re discussing it with other fans on social media. To be fair, Black Mirror‘s message isn’t as simple as “technology is bad” — it’s more like “technology can be bad because human nature can be bad.” But more than once I’ve finished an episode of Black Mirror wanting nothing more than to throw all my devices out the window. Of course, I never actually do it, because then how would I watch the next episode of Black Mirror?

A new Black Mirror promo takes that irony one step further, introducing Netflix Vista — a (fictional) technology that will allow you to stream episodes of Black Mirror straight into your eyeballs. Watch the Black Mirror Netflix Vista short below.  Read More »

black mirror playtest

David and Jeff have an in-depth conversation with director Dan Trachtenberg about his episode of Black Mirror“Playtest.” You can watch Playtest on Netflix now.

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black mirror connections

By now, you’ve probably binge-watched your way through Black Mirror Season 3 and are trying to decide which episode you enjoyed the most. While you’ve been enjoying Charlie Brooker‘s dark science fiction anthology series, you may not have noticed that all of the episodes are actually connected, albeit loosely. And no, I’m not talking about the fact the connected theme about the consequences of technology. I’m talking about actual storyline and character connections.

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has noted that “each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they’re all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.” Although recently on a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Booker admitted that they all actually “take place in the same psychological universe” with “sometimes explicit links.” Hit the jump, and we’ll explore the Black Mirror connections.
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/Filmcast Ep. 390 – Black Mirror Season 3


DavidDevindra and Jeff dive deep into the the third season of Black Mirror. Tune in for an overview of the season, followed by an episode-by-episode breakdown.

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ranking every black mirror episode

Like everyone else with a Netflix account, I’ve spent the past week making my way through season three of Black Mirror, savoring creator Charlie Brooker‘s latest batch of science fiction, horror, satire, and social commentary like a fine, evil, thoughtful wine. There is nothing else on television (or on streaming services) quite like this show, which proves that we’re all gluttons for punishment – realizing that humanity is probably doomed and that our addition to technology will be our undoing has never been this addictive.

And since is the internet, I must now do as internet-dwellers do. I must rank all 13 episodes of Black Mirror from worst to best. It should go without saying that MAJOR SPOILERS follow from here on out.

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Black Mirror nosedive

How great is Black Mirror Season 3 guys? Like many of you, I spent my weekend binge-watching the entire batch of six episode. The three stand-out episodes for me are Joe Wright‘s Nosedive with its vicious take on social media, Dan Trachtenberg‘s Playtest which is a horrifying look at the future of immersive gaming, and Owen HarrisSan Junipero which may be the most beautiful episode of the entire series.

Black Mirror showrunners Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones appeared on Reddit yesterday and answered a bunch of fan questions, a few of which I would like to highlight. But my primary reason for this post is to share with you ringtones that Netflix created based on the Nosedive episode.

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Jodie Foster Black Mirror

The third season of Black Mirror hits Netflix on Friday, which means we can all look forward to a weekend of gradually feeling more and more queasy about the very technology we’re using to watch the show. And because Netflix knows Black Mirror fans will eventually come out of that miserable binge with a taste for still more disturbing tales about the intersection of technology and human nature, they’re already getting to work on season 4.

Jodie Foster has been set to direct an episode of Black Mirror season 4, which will star Rosemarie DeWitt. And while we wait for that intriguing installment to come together, Netflix has released a new featurette to whet your appetite for season 3.  Read More »

Bryce Dallas Howard in Black Mirror - Nosedive - Black Mirror Season 3 featurettes

Black Mirror returns to Netflix on October 21 with its third season and I couldn’t be more excited and horrified. Charlie Brooker‘s technology-centric anthology series is the closest thing we have to a modern version of The Twilight Zone, a show that blends science fiction and horror and satire and tragedy into a delicious, mortifying, and addictive stew. Almost every episode so far has chilled me to my core and I love it to pieces and I love that a fourth season is already in the works.

But while we’re waiting, how about we all settle in and watch a pair of new Black Mirror season 3 featurettes that explore the concepts of two new Black Mirror episodes?

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black mirror season 4

It’s been an agonizing wait, but we are officially two weeks away from the third season Black Mirror. Charlie Brooker‘s science fiction anthology series, which tackles the horrors of the internet age through ambitious and frequently horrifying one-off stories, is set to arrive on Netflix on October 21, 2016. Heck, a new trailer debuted earlier today, and it looks as good as ever. So plan accordingly.

But that’s not all the Black Mirror news for today! It seems that, in true Netflix fashion, a fourth season is already in the pipeline.

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