New episodes from Mystery Science Theater 3000 are now available on Netflix. But since this is a show that first rose to fame in the 1990s and then disappeared at the turn of the century, some audiences who aren’t familiar with the show might need a proper introduction to the series that mocks some of the worst movies ever made. To help give Netflix subscribers a taste of what MST3K has to offer, they had Jonah Ray and his robot pals Tom Servo and Crow sit down to take some jabs at Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things, and it’s just as great as you’d hope.
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Don’t have time for a minute or two of opening credits while devouring a show on Netflix? Then hit the newly added skip intro button. You can now more easily – although it was easy in the first place – skip past some (pretty terrific) opening credits sequences on Netflix. Let’s take a closer look at Netflix’s new skip intro option.
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If you’re one of those people who gets frustrated because the Academy Awards don’t nominate the science fiction, fantasy, and horror films you love for Best Picture or any of the other categories, then the Saturn Awards are for you.
The 2017 Saturn Award nominations have just been announced, and not only did Rogue One: A Star Wars Story come out on top with 11 nominations, but all those comic book movies that never had a chance in hell of getting a Best Picture nomination landed a bunch of nods. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Doctor Strange, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War and even X-Men: Apocalypse all received nominations.
But this isn’t just a comic book movie celebration, because plenty of other genre films landed nominations too. Star Trek Beyond, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and 10 Cloverfield Lane are just some of the other films that ended up getting nominated for awards, too.
Check out the full list of 2017 Saturn Awards nominees below. Read More »
Cool Stuff is your geekarific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition of Cool Stuff we’ll take a look at Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series Poe Dameron Electronic Helmet, Funko’s Guardians of the Galaxy pin mate figures, A cool Stranger Things screenprint from MB, an illustrated A Nightmare on Elm Street t-shirt, Hot Toys’ Batman sixth scale figure from Suicide Squad, Ape Meets Girls’ Planet of the Apes screenprint and more.
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Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
The first season of Stranger Things got so much buzz and acclaim that a second-season renewal seemed like a foregone conclusion — even if it took Netflix a month and a half to get around to making it official. And based on the hype already building around season two, it seems possible that the next chapter of this story will be an even bigger hit than the last. If that’s the case, you can bet Netflix will re-up for season three before you can say “l’eggo my Eggo.”
But all good things have to end eventually, and that includes Stranger Things. Creators Matt and Ross Duffer have revealed that they have no intention of keeping their ’80s sci-fi thriller going forever. In fact, they’ve already given some thought as to where the series could go beyond season two — and when they would like the series to end. Below, find out how many seasons Stranger Things could last. Lest that news get you down, there’s also a new Stranger Things season 2 photo for you to enjoy. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
We’ve written before about how much fun it was to discover Stranger Things last year when it arrived on Netflix with limited fanfare and became a phenomenon overnight. But like a newly minted movie star who suddenly himself hounded by fans in the streets he could once walk through unnoticed, the throwback science fiction series now has to deal with all of the problems that come with fame. Especially, all of the people who want to get up in its business. More specifically, all of the people who wouldn’t mind learning a thing or two about the new season’s plot in advance of its October arrival date.
Thankfully, the Stranger Things crew could turn to Game of Thrones, a veteran member of the Popular Television Show Club, for tips on how to keep its secret safe.
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Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The bulk of Stranger Things season one was directed by series creators and showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer, who helmed ultimately helmed six of the original eight episodes. The other two episodes were helmed by executive producer Shawn Levy, a veteran film director and producer with credits like Night at the Museum, Date Night, and Real Steel to his name (he’s also a newly minted Oscar nominee for producing Arrival). Now, season two is looking to open things up a little more by allowing another recognizable director to direct a few episodes. Welcome to the club, Andrew Stanton.
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Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Angie Han
As we learned over the weekend, Stranger Things season 2 isn’t actually coming for another nine months. But Netflix’s marketing team seems determined to make sure you spend every day between now and then longing to return to Hawkins, Indiana. Following the release of that first teaser trailer, a slew of new Stranger Things season 2 photos have just hit the web. Though plenty of time has passed since the events of season one (about a year, according to star David Harbour), it looks like this sleepy town is still dealing with the fallout from its brush with the Upside Down. See the Stranger Things season 2 photos below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Everyone who binged the first season of Netflix’s Stranger Things last year probably walked away with a favorite character (I’m partial to David Harbour’s weary Sheriff Jim Hopper), but there was one character who left the biggest thumbprint on pop culture in 2016: Millie Bobby Brown‘s Eleven. The Eggo-loving, telekinetic government test subject was the perfect blend of innocent and badass, winning over the hearts of just about everyone with a Netflix login.
While the first season ended with her current status unknown, we’ve known that she’d be back for the second season for some time now. And wouldn’t you know it, she’s now front and center on a new magazine cover.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reveals a new poster.
- Check out new photos from the set of Pacific Rim: Uprising.
- The sequel to The Strangers will film this summer.
- Hotel Transylvania 3 will open sooner than expected.
- No, Connor McGregor is not starring in The Predator.
- Stranger Things season 2 will directly address what happened to Barb.
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