shirkers trailer

When Sandi Tan was a teenager in 1992 Singapore, she decided to make her first movie. It was to be a slasher road movie and it was going to be Singapore’s first indie cult hit — if it ever made it to the screen. But it never did.

More than 20 years later, Tan uncovers her lost film reels and the mysterious man who spirited them away all those years ago in Shirkers, a documentary that won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at this year’s Sundance. Now Netflix has released the first Shirkers trailer to take you on the journey that Tan makes to uncovering this alluring mystery.

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‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Poster: Let There Be Darkness

Did you know that Daredevil is going to be darker than it’s ever been in its highly anticipated third season? If the dimly lit teaser released earlier this month didn’t clue you in, the new Daredevil season 3 poster may just hammer it in for you. Read More »

haunting of hill house trailer

Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is one of the most iconic horror stories in the history of the medium. A slow-burn chiller about mental instability as much as it is about supernatural forces, Hill House is getting the Netflix treatment courtesy of Gerald’s Game director Mike Flanagan. Flanagan has adapted Jackson’s novel into a new 10-episode series, dropping on Netflix just in time for Halloween. Watch the Haunting of Hill House trailer below.

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maniac teaser

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill play two strangers who find a world-traversing connection in Cary Fukunaga‘s mind-bending Netflix series, Maniac. But how do they come to meet at the mysterious pharmaceutical trial that throws them into a surreal journey through alternate universes?

A new Maniac teaser suggests that this infomercial for the depression treatment facility, Neberdine Pharmaceutical Biotech, is what attracted all these volunteers. But with Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rome Kanda‘s doctors delivering a stilted promise to cure people of all their mental ailments in the informercial, it’s a miracle that this facility with a mouthful of a name got any volunteers at all.

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avatar the last airbender live-action series

Eight years after M. Night Shyamalan desecrated Avatar: The Last Airbender with his feature film that won’t be named, Netflix has announced a second attempt to adapt the matchless Nickelodeon animated series as a live-action show. But wait — before you freak out and go into the Avatar State, there’s a silver lining to this seemingly ill-advised project.

Original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are on board to oversee the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series, which will “reimagine” the beloved Nickelodeon series. But even with DiMartino and Konietzko on board, can they fulfill the fans’ biblical expectations for a series that will likely require a biblical scale and budget? After Netflix has teamed up with several other Avatar: The Last Airbender alums to great success, maybe this might actually be a match made in heaven.

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Apostle Trailer

The Raid director Gareth Evans shifts from action to horror with Apostle. The upcoming Netflix film finds Dan Stevens going up against a religious cult that has kidnapped his sister. The film will premiere at Fantastic Fest this month before hitting Netflix in October. Watch the Apostle trailer below.

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Netflix IMAX

Do you want to see Netflix’s Roma on the biggest theater screen possible? How about Amazon Studios’ upcoming take on Suspiria? If IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond has his way, that option may soon be on the table. Gelfond says he’s in “active discussions” with every streaming service out there about potential IMAX releases. Read More »

maniac early buzz

True Detective visionary Cary Fukunaga, Oscar winner Emma Stone, and Oscar nominee Jonah Hill seems like a dream team that could turn any collaboration into a smash success. But unfortunately, it seems that their darkly comic sci-fi series, Maniac, is more of a mixed bag.

Based on the Norwegian TV series of the same name, Maniac is a Netflix miniseries directed by Fukunaga and starring Stone and Hill as two strangers who meet an experimental drug trial and end up navigating a slew of vibrant alternate realities in their minds. Throw any of those elements into a blender, and it would seem like you would have a surefire hit. But the Maniac early buzz, while glowing about Stone’s performance, seems to suggest that this is the problem — the miniseries feels like a blended mess of tones and stories.

Here is what critics are saying about Maniac.

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Netflix Price Hike

One of Netflix‘s biggest upsides is that it is ad-free. Well, except when you first open the website and are bombarded with an automatically-playing trailer for the latest Netflix original. But that’s relegated to the homepage, not to within the movies or shows themselves.

However, recently Netflix announced that it would be experimenting with non-skippable ads promoting its other programming. And a new study says that the addition of Netflix ads could have lasting consequences for the streaming service.

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netflix news

Netflix is unstoppable, adding more and more original material to their already crowded line-up. The streaming service has landed two new films: Dumplin‘, a dramedy starring Jennifer Aniston, and Yes Day, a comedy with Jennifer Garner. And that’s not all:  the service will also serve as the international distributor for Uncut Gems, the new Safdie Brothers‘ movie with Adam Sandler, and recently added cast member Lakeith Stanfield. Get all the Netflix news below.

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