Netflix isn’t immune to Hollywood’s obsession with digging back into the past for a dose of nostalgia in their entertainment line-up. This time they’re reaching into cult territory with a revival of The Dark Crystal, the fantasy adventure film from Jim Henson that fascinated audiences in 1982 and continues to be a retro favorite for many cinephiles. But instead of your average feature film sequel, Netflix is unleashing The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel series with an all-star cast and state-of-the-art puppetry.
Executive producer Lisa Henson was joined by director Louis Leterrier and stars Taron Egerton and Mark Hamill to talk about how the unlikely prequel series came to be at The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance Comic-Con panel, and they showed attendees the first episode of the Netflix series. See our reaction to the first episode of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance below. Read More »
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is reviving the classic fantasy world created by The Jim Henson Company. But this time, we’re flashing back long before the events of the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. The prequel series coming to Netflix brings back puppetry in an epic fashion, showing us what might be the most meticulously crafted puppet-led series ever produced. Watch The Dark Crystal Age of Resistance trailer that just debuted at Comic-Con to see even more of the series. Read More »
Before Eddie Murphy became a big movie star, he was a stand-up giant. Largely considered one of the most successful comedians of all time, Murphy released his first comedy album in 1982, followed it up with the Delirious comedy special in 1983, and then a theatrically released stand-up concert from Madison Square Garden called Eddie Murphy: Raw in 1987, which grossed $50 million. Now, after a long absence from the stand-up special scene, it sounds like Murphy is lining up a big comeback.
A new report says the comedian is currently negotiating a massive deal for an undisclosed number of comedy specials at Netflix that would earn him a roughly $70 million deal (though that number could fluctuate when all is said and done). It would be the first time Eddie Murphy has done a stand-up special in about 32 years. Find out more below. Read More »
I know we’re in the throes of Peak TV and there are more shows to watch than ever, but if you haven’t given Netflix’s Dear White People a try yet, you’re missing out on one of the streaming service’s best original series. It’s a smart, funny, sexy show with a terrific cast of vibrant characters, and I’m particularly appreciative of how it often tackles complex subject matter, giving its characters time to truly grapple with difficult decisions instead of easily distilling them down to surface-level. It’s provocative in the best sense of the word.
Check out the first full trailer for the show’s third season below, which promises new characters, new relationships, and new secrets. Read More »
We’ve seen a few photos from the Netflix original series The Witcher, but actual footage from the show has been hard to come by – until now. During the Comic-Con panel for the upcoming fantasy series, the streaming service showed off the first trailer and quickly released it online for all to see. Check out Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Geralt of Rivia, riding through a high fantasy world and hunting monsters, in The Witcher trailer below. Read More »
Believe it or not, the upcoming Netflix series Unbelievable is not a limited series about the making of the ultra-catchy 1991 earworm of the same name by EMF. The series actually covers far more serious subject matter: it tells the true story of a young woman who claims she’s been raped, and when officers accuse her of making up the story, two female investigators take her seriously and learn that the rapist has struck before. Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) plays the young woman, and Emmy winners Toni Collette and Merritt Wever play the investigators who finally begin to put the pieces together. Read More »
Netflix isn’t exactly known for their frugality, but they might want to consider squirreling away some cash going forward. According to a new report, the streaming service is losing customers – which means they’re losing money, too. Netflix blamed the drop on both their current content slate (ouch) and their recent price hike, but they’re also committed to remaining ad free. So that’s good, I guess.
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You’ve binge-watched all of the third season of Stranger Things and you don’t know what to do next. Well, Netflix can at least keep you occupied for a little while longer with a new podcast that dives into the making of the hit show’s latest season, and the first episode is already available.
The Stranger Things podcast kicks off with an episode dedicated to the creation of Starcourt Mall. Speaking with Matt & Ross Duffer, as well as many of the show’s key crew members, you’ll learn how the mall wasn’t just used as another way to tap into the nostalgia of the 1980s. In fact, Starcourt Mall allowed them to skirt around some potential logistical issues as the scope of the series (and the monsters attacking Hawkins) grew even bigger. Listen to the Stranger Things podcast below. Read More »
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Mindhunter is returning for its long-awaited second season next month, and we now have our first look at what’s to come. A trailer is likely on the way soon, but in the meantime, you can check out a handful of striking Mindhunter season 2 images, most of which are bathed in impenetrable darkness – the kind of darkness in which director David Fincher loves to shoot, creating an ominous atmosphere in the process. Check out the Mindhunter photos below.
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Chris Evans‘s time as Captain America has come to an end, which means it’s time for him to branch out into other projects. He has Knives Out hitting theaters later this year, but this month you can catch him in the Netflix film The Red Sea Diving Resort. The film is inspired by a true story, and follows a team lead by Evans and Michael Kenneth Williams trying to smuggle refugees to Israel. Watch The Red Sea Diving Resort trailer below. Read More »