The Expatriates TV Series

Writer and director Lulu Wang made a huge splash this year with the Sundance selected indie sensation The Farewell. Though Wang herself didn’t score a nomination for directing from either the Indie Spirit Awards or Golden Globes, the film did, and it’s a fantastic showcase of her talents both on the page and behind the camera. Now she’ll get to flex those skills again with what will presumably be a bigger budget project in the form of an Amazon drama series called The Expatriates. Read More »

the rise of skywalker hidden video

What does it take to get Disney and Amazon, two of the biggest corporations in the world, to join forces? The shared goal of making lots and lots of money off a little movie called Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

An exclusive Rise of Skywalker hidden video is currently accessible at a Star Wars merch page on Amazon, containing some soundbites from director/co-writer J.J. Abrams and his cast as they reflect on not just making this movie, but looking back at the Skywalker saga as a whole. And for those who have already completed your holiday shopping and aren’t sucked in by the siren song of Star Wars paraphernalia, you can just watch the video and abstain from the capitalism of it all (until you pay for a ticket to go see the movie, of course).
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Troop Zero trailer

Troop Zero follows a space-obsessed oddball (Mckenna Grace) who discovers that the local girl scouts are participating in a contest where the winners will be able to record a message for the Voyager spacecraft. So naturally, she gathers her fellow misfits and forms her own troop to try to win that prize, while the feuding leaders (Allison Janney and Viola Davis) clash along with their troopers. Check out the film’s first trailer below.
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the boys season 2 trailer

The Boys are back in town with The Boys season 2. The second season of the anti-superhero series will arrive in 2020, but for now, fans can make do with this trailer that promises another violent, off-the-wall season. Based on the comic by Garth Ennis and Darick RobertsonThe Boys is set in a world where superheroes exist – and most of them are anything but heroic. Watch The Boys season 2 trailer below.

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The Expanse Season 4 Review

Perhaps the most obvious change in the latest season of The Expanse is the show’s move from SYFY to Amazon. And yes, that move does come with a lot of changes: the show is now bingeable versus a weekly watch; episodes are streamed uninterrupted versus being broken up by commercials; and the characters throw out swears like they’re going out of style instead of the mere sprinkling of F-bombs when it was on SYFY. 

These are all significant changes. A whole article could be written just about how the move from SYFY to Amazon impacted the show. But for this non-spoiler review of the fourth season’s first six episodes, the changes that are most important are the ones to the story, of how the activation of an ancient alien ring station opened portals to thousands of planets that could support human life. 

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Honey Boy trailer

At some point over the past few years, you’ve probably rolled your eyes at something Shia LaBeouf has said or done. Whether it was attention-grabbing art projects like #IAMSORRY or the live-streamed marathon of him watching his own movies that spun out of him getting caught plagiarizing artist Daniel Clowes, or the off-screen drunken escapades that were fodder for tabloids, it’s been clear for a long time that LaBeouf was going through some things.

But his new autobiographical movie, Honey Boy – while not serving as an excuse for his sometimes-questionable behavior – at least provides some insight into some of the personal demons he’s had to battle in his life. It might even make you see the actor in a whole new light. Check out the latest trailer below. Read More »

Hunters Trailer

Put this one on your “Most Anticipated TV of 2020” list. In the Jordan Peele-produced Hunters, Al Pacino leads a team of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York City. That premise alone should sell you on this, but if not, this new trailer should do the trick. It’s mostly just Pacino giving a monologue in a thick accent, but at the last minute, “Street Fighting Man” from The Rolling Stones kicks in, knives come out, and things get very intense. Watch the Hunters trailer below.

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lord of the rings tv series season 2

Amazon spent a lot of money on their Lord of the Rings TV series, so it was all but a sure thing that they’d go ahead and give it a second season. And now they have. We haven’t seen a single frame of the show, but Lord of the Rings TV season 2 is officially a go. The series sets out to tell a whole new story in Middle-earth. Don’t expect to learn too much about the second season, though – filming hasn’t even begun on the first.

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The Expanse Season 4 Trailer

Next month brings the return of The Expanse, the show that SyFy axed last spring, but was saved by Amazon for a new season. In season 4, the crew of the Rocinante is being sent through the Ring Gate to explore a new world. A group of refugees has already claimed the planet as their own, and attempts to get the situation under control have failed. Now the crew must figure out how the mission went wrong, and what mysterious power makes the area dangerous for any new inhabitants.

Below, you can watch The Expanse season 4 trailer below, and if you like what you see but you’ve never seen a single episode, you can also check out a recap of the first three seasons from Kevin Smith to get you caught up before the show returns. Read More »

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the power series cast

Following her live TV musical debut as in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!Auli’i Cravalho will show you just how far she’ll go as a bonafide TV star. The Moana star has been cast in Amazon’s new thriller series The Power opposite Leslie Mann, in Cravalho’s first major role in a scripted series since the short-lived 2018 NBC series Rise.

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