Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
The reviews are in for YouTube Premium’s next big original science fiction series Origin, and almost all of them include a variation of this line: “it’s like Lost, in space.” Puns aside, that’s some high praise – but does the comparison extend beyond the show’s use of flashbacks to explore the backstories of its characters? Read some excerpts from the reviews below to find out. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Fred Topel
YouTube Premium’s latest original series Origin premieres this week. The first series created by writer Mika Watkins is a sci-fi ensemble show. Paul W.S. Anderson directed the first two episodes and executive produces alongside Watkins.
In the series, the spaceship Origin is on its way to a new colony, but several of its passengers wake up early. As they explore the ship to try to figure out what went wrong, they also learn about each other as the audience sees their backstory in flashbacks. The cast includes Natalia Tena, Tom Felton, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder and Fraser James.
Anderson spoke with /Film by phone from the set of his next movie, Monster Hunter, based on the Capcom video game franchise. Origin premieres Wednesday, November 14 on YouTube Premium.
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The Edge of Seventeen continues to make its way from the big screen to the small screen, as YouTube gives a pilot order to a half-hour comedy series adapting the critically acclaimed 2016 dramedy starring Hailee Steinfeld.
But The Edge of Seventeen TV series won’t be a sequel or remake, or even a spin-off as had been previously reported. Much like FX’s successful TV series adapting the Coen Brothers’ classic crime drama Fargo, The Edge of Seventeen TV series will only be loosely inspired by the Kelly Fremon Craig film.
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The first season of the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai on YouTube was a surprise hit. Fans of the original films starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka found themselves caught up in a bit of nostalgia, but also in the story of the next generation of karate kids that was much better than anyone thought it would be.
Now creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald are hard at work on the second season, and a Cobra Kai season 2 teaser video reveals a familiar set we’ll be spending plenty of time at. However, beware of a major spoiler for the end of the first season of Cobra Kai. Read More »
Fantastic Fest is still in full swing over in Austin, Texas, and there are plenty of movies that will be worth checking out once they hit theaters for general audiences to see. But in the meantime, one of last year’s most buzzed about entries at Fantastic Fest 2017 is finally getting released.
Bodied is a battle rap movie executive produced by Eminem where no one is safe from the sharp tongue of brutal rhymes that come from skilled lyricists that would make Shakespeare cry. A new trailer has finally arrived for the movie that is coming to theaters and YouTube later this year, and it packs quite a punch. Read More »
The original programming from YouTube hasn’t quite made the kind of breakthrough that feels like it can compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Sure, Cobra Kai was a step in the right direction, and it turned a lot of heads towards the premium streaming service, but it still had a niche audience. But their next original series looks like it could raise the bar for YouTube programming.
Origin is a new series from the producers of The Crown and Lost which finds a group of passengers on a massive spaceship who were supposed to be on a voyage that allowed them to leave their old life behind for something new. But as we see in the first Origin trailer, suddenly they find themselves abandoned, and there’s something lurking that you don’t want to be trapped on a spaceship with. Read More »
After premiering at Fantastic Fest, the animated series Post-Apocalypto featuring Jack Black and Kyle Gass back as Tenacious D has launched on YouTube. The first episode of the series arrived before the weekend, and it features a new song from the upcoming new album of the same name. If you’re in the market for something totally goofy and full of phallic imagery, then look no further. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 by Matt Donato
Tenacious D isn’t widely know for writing heavy political objection into their goofball brand of musical entertainment, but Post-Apocalypto is a different, three-headed penis beast. Set in a dystopian future where humanity has been nuked to hell, “The D” must save what’s left of Earth from Nazis, KKK soldiers, Crackalackadingdong monsters, “The Gorgon,” Amazonian cave women thirsty for KG and JB’s seed, Johnny Depp, Elon Musk, Donald Trump Jr. – those of you in legalized marijuana states, you know what to do. “The D” return for an epic adventure of relentless phallic imagery and poignant arguments promoting racial equality as only the planet’s greatest (self-proclaimed but true) rock ‘n’ roll superteam can immaturely wax poetic over.
Get hammered, smoke something, and ride this crazy train into a harmonious reality where “The D” rise once again. Read More »
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YouTube may be trailing behind Netflix when it comes to scripted content, but it’s just getting started. Following the success of Cobra Kai, it’s getting into the original movie game. And it’s got Oscar winner Susan Sarandon headlining its first feature film, Viper Club.
Sarandon stars as ER nurse Helen, who tries to gather support for her journalist son (Julian Morris) after he get kidnapped in Syria. And she finds it in the mysterious Sam (Matt Bomer), who heads an an informal network of international journalists, Middle Eastern operatives, and charitable rich people who throw in their support to help her son.
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Have you ever emerged bleary-eyed after going down a YouTube rabbit hole, looked up at the clock, and wondered, “How much time did I just spend watching all of those videos?” Now YouTube is rolling out a new tool that will make it easy for you to answer that question. But prepare yourselves, because you may not like what you discover. Read More »