Veronica Mars trailer

Spring break in Neptune is more explosive than ever in Hulu’s revival of Veronica Mars. The fictional coastal California hometown of the eponymous private investigator is being plagued by a series of bombings, and Veronica (Kristen Bell) may be the only one who can find out who’s setting them off…and why. Check out the latest Veronica Mars trailer below. Read More »

AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY trailer

The Amazing Jonathan Documentary (formerly known as The Untitled Amazing Jonathan Documentary) hits the road with the legendary gonzo magician as part of what could be his final tour following a fatal diagnosis. Facing a deadly heart condition, the Amazing Jonathan has his potentially final days documented by filmmaker Ben Berman – but nothing goes according to plan. And the truth is always in doubt. Watch The Amazing Jonathan Documentary trailer below.

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The Handmaid's Tale God Bless the Child Review

After the triple-episode season premiere, The Handmaid’s Tale is marching forward. While lagging, the seasonal start so far feels fresher than it did with season two now that June is situated in a new insular world of Commander Lawrence’s household while still tangled in the Waterfords’ affairs. Nothing feels too new in “God Bless the Child”, as it seems there to occupy time in Gilead proceedings while inching bitty developments.

Last we left off in the triple-episode season starters, Serena and Fred Waterford have split up, June’s baby Nicole/Holly is now safely in Luke’s arms in Canada, and Emily has contacted her long-lost wife for a reunion.

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They Come Knocking Review

(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.)

Hulu and Blumhouse’s Into The Dark series has, as critics and audiences seem to agree, somewhat of a “sustainability” problem per episode. November’s Flesh & Blood and October’s The Body might fare better at a tight sixty minutes, but drawn out between eighty and ninety minutes, feature lengths do no favors. Adam Mason’s They Come Knocking, alternatively, is a meatier, more complete tale of Father’s Day and folklore. Every minute feels earned, as sympathetic notes of grief tie into a larger supernatural story centering around the “Black Eyed Kids” urban legend spoken around campfires.

Anthony Scott Burns may have cornered the market on Father’s Day horror with his haunting Holidays segment, but Into The Dark follows with a strong counterpunch of compassionate storytelling and creepy-as-hell kiddo horrors.

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the handmaid's tale season 3 review

Every revolution begins with a single act of defiance, but in the case of The Handmaid’s Tale season 3, it begins with several small acts of defiance that carry little narrative weight before events finally kick into gear several episodes in. But despite a slow start, The Handmaid’s Tale shows sparks of promise that could light the kindling behind a show that was starting to flame out.

The Handmaid’s Tale is a series that revels in denying its audience catharsis. Through its stunning and suspenseful first season, the Emmy-winning show made a powerful cultural impact with its unflinching depiction of a dystopic future so similar to our own present. But the divisive second season proved that this wasn’t a formula that could be maintained for long stretches of time without wearing away at its devout audience. Relentlessly soul-crushing, The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 was an exercise in wheel-spinning and frustrating half measures. While the third season doesn’t fix all the issues that the sophomore season had, its shift from bleak emotional torture to a brisk political thriller is promising.

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eyes of the dragon series

Game of Thrones is ending this weekend, but there’s always room for new fantasy shows. Enter Hulu, who are developing a pilot for an Eyes of the Dragon series, based on the fantasy novel by Stephen King. The book has dragons, knights, sorcery, conspiracies – all the stuff Game of Thrones fans seem to love, just not as R-rated. Seth Grahame-Smith, who executive produced the King adaptations It and It Chapter Two, is writing the pilot and will serve as showrunner.  Read More »

catch-22 soundtrack

Lakeshore Records will release Catch-22 – Music From the Original Series digitally on May 17, coinciding with the premiere of the new Hulu miniseries from George Clooney and Grant Heslov. Ahead of that debut, we have two exclusive tracks from the Catch-22 soundtrack below, composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams and Harry Gregson-Williams – marking the brothers’ first collaboration together.

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Das Boot trailer

Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards and is considered one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany. That’s a high bar for a TV adaptation to clear, but thankfully Hulu’s Das Boot TV show isn’t burdened with depicting the exact same events – instead, it picks up nine months after the movie ends.

Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming series and meet the show’s stacked cast, which includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men), and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones). Read More »

All That We Destroy Review

(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.)

Chelsea Stardust’s All That We Destroy is the antithesis Mother’s Day feature to Troma’s splattery, schlocky exploitation (Mother’s Day) that once dominated May’s most honorable Sunday (for genre fans). Where Charles Kaufman favors shock and awe, Stardust brings method and layered trauma to this month’s Into The Dark segment. It’s a portrait of a serial killer under mama’s containment, but not in a mentor/trainee scenario. Screenwriters Sean Keller and Jim Agnew splice scientific reinvention, parent/child complications, and the unanswerable constants of human nature into a true crime podcast’s next subject. Making a murderer, Into The Dark style.

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Bow to your new corporate overlord, because Disney now owns Hulu. After acquiring a majority stake in the streaming giant following the Walt Disney Company‘s historic acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has officially wrested the final 33% stake in Hulu from NBCUniversal through a deal with Comcast. But the deal is more than just a simple sale. Read about the Disney Hulu ownership deal below.

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