Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy series Dickinson doesn’t do subtlety. The first trailer, which previewed a period drama rife with anachronisms and punk-rock rebellion, hinted as much — bucking perceptions of the literary icon Emily Dickinson as some kind of buttoned-up lady. Instead, as portrayed by Oscar-nominated Hailee Steinfeld, she’s a modern rebel who spouts words like “dude” and grapples with the concept of Death, which happens to look a lot like Wiz Khalifa. Watch the official Dickinson trailer below.
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Smallville was a few years ahead of its time. Since the show wrapped up its run back in 2011, the “Arrowverse” has exploded in popularity, incorporating Supergirl, The Flash, Green Arrow, and several other comic book heroes into the mix, leaving Tom Welling‘s version of Clark Kent as just a faded memory.
But now fans will get to see Welling reprise his role as Superman in Crisis on Infinite Earths, the huge five-part crossover event series which marks the most ambitious thing The CW’s superhero shows have ever done. This will be the third Superman in the crossover, alongside Tyler Hoechlin from Supergirl and Superman Returns star Brandon Routh playing the Kingdom Come version of the character. Get the details below. Read More »
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but heavier still is the burden on the actor that has to follow up Claire Foy’s Emmy Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s acclaimed royal drama The Crown. But if anyone is up to it, it’s Oscar winner Olivia Colman. The actress steps into the sash and fitted dresses of the royal monarch in season 3 of The Crown, which recasts its entire award-winning ensemble with older actors. It’s a choice that would raise any eyebrows, but Netflix’s The Crown season 3 trailer addresses that in a very meta way.
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This year’s Fantastic Fest is officially underway in Austin, Texas, but one of last year’s big festival hits will finally be available to stream very soon.
One Cut of the Dead, the Japanese zombie comedy that written, edited, and directed by Shinichiro Ueda, is a low-budget indie that won the Audience Award and Best Director at the 2018 genre festival, and ended up earning more than 1,000 times its budget in Japanese theaters. After hearing genre fans gush about the movie for a full year, thankfully it’s finally going to be easily accessible on the horror-centric streaming service Shudder starting next week. Read More »
Cillian Murphy has played crime lord Tommy Shelby for four seasons now, but in Peaky Blinders season 5, he’s going to have to defend his crown. The BBC/Netflix series has documented Tommy Shelby’s rise from crime lord to member of Parliament, but with the aftermath of the great financial crash of 1929, the former crime lord is thrust into a world in chaos. Watch the Peaky Blinders season 5 trailer below.
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Four years ago, writer Dennis Liu published the comic book Raising Dion, which told the story of a single black mother raising a son who begins to develop superpowers. A year later, Liu turned that comic book into a short film that caught the eye of Michael B. Jordan, himself a silver screen superhero in Fantastic Four (and eventual supervillain in Black Panther). Jordan acquired the rights to the short to develop into a Netflix series, which is finally hitting the streaming platform next month.
Jordan produces and stars in Raising Dion as the father of the titular Dion, who disappears shortly before his son discovers his superpowers. Watch the Raising Dion trailer below.
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Apple TV+ joins the streaming wars this fall on November 1. While the new subscription streaming service is trying to get a headstart on Disney+, which launches on November 12, they don’t have an expansive library of content to make it all that appealing of an endeavor just yet. Perhaps that’s why this week brings news of three new shows that Apple TV+ is developing with filmmakers Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Justin Kurzel (Assassin’s Creed). Find out about the three new shows below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Last November, we exclusively told you that Vince Gilligan‘s Breaking Bad movie would feature the return of Aaron Paul and be about what happens to Jesse Pinkman after the series finale. Since then, Gilligan has done a masterful job of keeping the plot details vague and not giving anything away, but a new report has some El Camino details, including that it’s a “closed-ended story” and that it features more than 10 characters from Breaking Bad.
Plus: Netflix is giving the movie a limited theatrical release, and you can find out if it’ll play in a city near you below.
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At the beginning of the summer, we reported on Sony Pictures Animation expanding their scope to include international stories and alternative animated projects geared towards adults. One of those projects included a revival of the Adult Swim series The Boondocks, but unlike the original run of the series, the revival won’t be heading to cable. Instead, The Boondocks revival will be part of the upcoming HBO Max streaming service, and we’ve got details below on what the show’s return initially entails. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Matt Donato
(Blumhouse Television and Hulu have partnered for a monthly horror anthology series titled Into The Dark, set to release a full holiday-themed feature the first Friday of every month. Horror anthology expert Matt Donato will be tackling the series one-by-one, stacking up the entries as they become streamable.)
Into The Dark’s inaugural season concludes with a whimper in Hannah Macpherson’s Pure. August stole September’s “Back To School” relevance, which leaves Macpherson with a claws-out gender battle rooted in religious servitude. The issue is, Macpherson reveals her film’s hand and chucks the same cards our way until credits roll. What feels like a short film idea is elongated into a ninety-minute streaming feature, and we’re right back experiencing the same elongation issues Into The Dark hasn’t been able to overcome since “episode” numero uno. Not a promising end-note with Season 2 on the horizon.
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