dr. brain

Apple TV+ has just ordered its first Korean-language project. Kim Jee-woon, who directed A Tale of Two Sisters and I Saw the Devil, will write and direct a new series called Dr. Brain for the streaming service, and Parasite actor Lee Sun-kyun will star. The series is based on a Korean webtoon of the same name, and follows a scientist who uses new tech to access people’s consciousness and memories.

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calls trailer apple

Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe director Fede Álvarez has a new series for Apple TV+, and it’s not your typical show. Over the course of nine episodes, the new series Calls will present viewers with a series of phone calls accompanied by “minimal abstract visuals” as creepy, short-form stories unfold. This appears to be more of an old school radio drama than a TV show, and it’ll be interesting to see how viewers react. To help draw folks in, Calls has assembled a big cast that includes Aubrey Plaza, Pedro Pascal, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Judy Greer, and more. Watch (or I guess I should say listen to) the Calls trailer below.

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roar

They are women, hear them roar — at least, that’s what I imagine the tagline for the new Apple TV+ anthology series Roar will be. A series of “darkly comic feminist fables” executive produced by Nicole KidmanRoar has been given a series order by Apple TV+, which announced a star-studded cast including Kidman, Alison Brie, and more.

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cherry review

Full of shifting aspect ratios, changing color palettes, abundant slow-motion, and all sorts of over-stylized hokum, Cherry is so showy that it borders on laughable. Scratch that – it goes beyond those laughable borders, into the land of the full-blown ridiculous. In their first post-Marvel Cinematic Universe effort, the Russo Brothers want us to know they’re very serious filmmakers. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have picked such a serious topic – a tale of disaffected youth, war, violence, bank robbery, drug addiction, and more. But nothing here feels as gritty as it should. There’s no stark realism, no raw honesty. Everything in Cherry is for show. Subtlety is for chumps. Instead, the Russos whip out a series of tricks that they seem to have picked up from music videos, Super Bowl commercials, and other, better movies. The end results are nothing short of disastrous.

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cartoon saloon animated series

In the 10 years since it debuted its first feature, The Secret of KellsCartoon Saloon has become a small but mighty force in the animation industry. The Kilkenny-based Irish studio, which employs only a couple hundred animators, is behind this year’s Oscar dark horse for animated feature, threatening the domination of Disney and Soul with the exquisite fantasy-adventure Wolfwalkers, the final film in its unofficial “Irish Folklore Trilogy.”

So what’s next for Cartoon Saloon? And when can we see it? Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart reveal they already have their next project lined up over at Apple TV+, the streamer that acquired their current awards contender.

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skydance animation apple

Fresh off the debut of its critical darling Wolfwalkers, Apple TV+ is continuing to build out its animated catalogue. Apple has acquired Skydance Animation’s upcoming films Luck and Spellbound as part of an overall multi-year deal with the animation studio for feature films and TV.

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‘Cherry’ Clip: Tom Holland is Kind of Shady

cherry clip

Tom Holland is about to get his big dramatic showcase with Cherry, the upcoming Apple TV+ feature film that reunites the Spider-Man: Far From Home star with his Avengers: Infinity War directors the Russo brothers. As the film nears its debut in both theaters and streaming, Apple TV+ has released a new Cherry clip that showcases just how good Holland is at acting high.

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killers of the flower moon cast

Martin Scorsese‘s upcoming feature film Killers of the Flower Moon has added a new star to its cast. Native American actress Lily Gladstone, who has worked with Kelly Reichardt on her films Certain Women and First Cow, is joining the Killers of the Flower Moon cast, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

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dolly

It’s hard to resist a good elevator pitch, especially when said elevator pitch involves Florence Pugh playing a killer sex robot. The Oscar-nominated Little Women, Midsommar, and Black Widow star has landed her next high-profile project in Dolly, a genre-bending sci-film that has just been acquired by Apple Studios.

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Ted Lasso season 2 episodes

Get pumped, Diamond Dogs: Ted Lasso season 2 will feature more episodes than the first season.

Last year, the AppleTV+ comedy series debuted and quickly began to gain popularity via good old-fashioned word of mouth, spreading joy, mirth, and optimism in its wake and racking up award nominations in the process. So when season 2 premieres, we expect there to be a much bigger crowd paying attention – and Apple has confirmed that fans will be treated to even more than we got in season 1.
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