Mindhunter Season 3

Mindhunter season 3 has yet to receive an official greenlight from Netflix, but even if the streaming platform were ready to dole out a renewal, the show’s creator is currently too busy to jump back into the world of serial killers. A new report says that the third season is on hold until David Fincher, who effectively serves as the showrunner for the crime drama, wraps production his next movie. Get details about that film and Fincher’s plans for the future of Mindhunter below.
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John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch

If getting stand-up specials, new seasons of Big Mouth, the Oh, Hello! Broadway special, and episodes of Documentary Now! wasn’t enough John Mulaney for you on Netflix, we have good news.

Netflix has announced the launch of John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch, a comedy special that “aims to recapture the magic of that bygone television era when children sang songs about their feelings with celebrity guests on funky outdoor sets.” And if that doesn’t sound like the most perfect thing for John Mulaney to do then you can just go back to Sesame Street or whatever. Get a first look at the series and learn about the celebrity guests stopping by below. Read More »

The Confession Killer Trailer

Netflix has become quite a bastion of serial killer documentaries and dramas. They’re really hitting that sweet spot of people who are obsessed with the most terrifying people on the planet. But their latest true crime documentary series comes with a surprising lack of truth to the crime.

The Confession Killer is a new five-part documentary series that chronicles the criminal escapades of Henry Lee Lucas, a man who confessed to killing at least 360 people in the 1980s. The only problem is that despite having a confession and a conviction for many of these crimes, for which Lucas remembered astonishing details, he may not have actually been the killer. Watch The Confession Killer trailer below to better understand this perplexing story. Read More »

Netflix’s Earthquake Bird, which hit the streaming service last Friday, uses expat life in Tokyo as the backdrop for a murder mystery. Scored by Atticus Ross, the film stars Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston, and Japanese actors Naoki Kobayashi and Kiki Sukezana—the latter of whom recently played the central antagonist in AMC’s The Terror: Infamy. Ridley Scott also serves as a co-producer here, as he did with that series.

There’s a long line of Hollywood movies set in Japan, many of which betray a decidedly ethnocentric perspective. When we first meet Vikander’s character, she’s working as a translator, doing subtitles for Scott’s 1989 yakuza thriller, Black Rain. As a Netflix film, Earthquake Bird comes on the heels of last year’s The Outsider, another such thriller that cast everyone’s least favorite Joker, Jared Leto, in the role of an unlikely yakuza enforcer. In contrast to that movie’s hollow posturing, Earthquake Bird is much more grounded in some semblance of recognizable reality. It isn’t a perfect film, but parts of it ring truer than the typical “gaijin in Tokyo” flick, because it was made with an eye toward authenticity by a director who lived in Japan and an actress who committed herself to learning Japanese.

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the irishman trailer new

So far, the footage released for The Irishman, Martin Scorsese‘s crime epic starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, has played up the film’s macabre sense of humor. And it’s true: The Irishman is often very funny. But it’s also a surprisingly melancholy, somber affair – and that’s what this latest trailer is trying to convey. It’s a much slower burn, playing up the darkness and regret that plagues many of the characters. Watch the latest The Irishman trailer below.

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chinatown prequel

David Fincher will continue his collaboration with Netflix with a surprising new project: a Chinatown prequel series. Fincher will work with Chinatown screenwriter Robert Towne on the series, which focuses on the early days of Jake Gittes, Jack Nicholson’s private eye character from the 1974 Roman Polanski film. The deal as of now is only for a script, but Netflix reportedly hopes Fincher will direct the pilot as well.

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Roma Blu-ray

While a few original Netflix shows have received Blu-ray releases, Netflix movies tend not to get the same treatment. But that’s about to change – in a big way. Roma, the Netflix movie that scored several Oscar nominations and took home Best Foreign Language Film, is getting a Blu-ray release – and not just any old Blu-ray release, either. We’re talking The Criterion Collection here, which is about as fancy as you can get in the Blu-ray world.

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Fast and Furious Spy Racers - cast

Justin Lin’s Fast & Furious 9 doesn’t hit theaters until May 2020, but if you’re dying for more stories set in the Fast universe, you won’t have to wait nearly that long to see one. Fast and Furious: Spy Racers, the new animated series from Universal and DreamWorks Animation, arrives on Netflix in just over a month, and the studio just sent out a batch of new images from the show as well as the full cast list. Check them out below, and learn who Vin Diesel’s daughter is playing in the series. Read More »

The Irishman Violence

You may find it hard to believe, but Martin Scorsese has been in the news recently. On a cynical level, it’s arguably a bit convenient that Scorsese’s fully thought-out and reasonably critical opinions of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and blockbuster cinema as a whole have become such a flashpoint of critical discourse over the last few weeks. His latest feature, The Irishman, has arrived in a handful of theaters around the country before landing in its streaming home, Netflix, on November 27. The new film wades in some familiar waters, specifically the Mafia, and features some of the director’s longtime acting collaborators. Yet most importantly, The Irishman is a firm, conclusive counterargument to one of the criticisms that has always hounded Scorsese: that he endorses the violence he depicts.

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Nothing says Christmas like another cheesy addition to Netflix’s bottomless well of holiday movies. Holiday Rush has everything you expect of a Netflix holiday movie: impeccably groomed actors, a sweet romance, twinkle lights, and lots and lots of scarves. But Holiday Rush, which stars Romany Malco and Sonequa Martin-Green brings in one more holiday staple: Christmas music. Or at least, the radio stations that endlessly replay the holiday music you know you have been singing along to since November started. Watch the Holiday Rush trailer below:

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