black mirror season 5 release date

Netflix may have let the cat out of the bag too early and revealed the Black Mirror season 5 release date. One of the many Netflix accounts Tweeted out an image of sci-fi and fantasy titles to look forward to in the month of December – and at the tail-end of the list was none other than Black Mirror, Netflix’s sci-fi series that plays out like a Twilight Zone for a digital world. The tweet was deleted almost immediately, but the internet saves everything, and a screenshot has been making the rounds. If accurate, we’ll be returning to the world of Black Mirror at the end of the month.

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Black Mirror board game

The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come in contact with over the course of each day. It’s the show’s most obvious condemnation of contemporary society’s obsession with social media, and now a Black Mirror board game will episode’s premise into a playable game.
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Black Mirror choose your own adventure

In an effort to create an interactive experience, Netflix is developing several Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style programs that let viewers pick the endings they want to see for certain shows. The plan will kick-off with an upcoming episode of Black Mirror, which will enable viewers to choose which storyline they want to see.

Is this the future of interactive TV, or just an ill-advised gimmick? More on the Black Mirror choose your own adventure episode below.

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Black Mirror Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Phil Lord & Chris Miller break down a “lost clip” from The LEGO Movie for a screenwriting lecture. Plus, a visual effects reel highlights the digital work that went into an episode of Black Mirror, and Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan recalls some of his most iconic characters from film and television. Read More »

Solo Black Mirror

Solo: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now, and it’s largely a fun (if still mostly unnecessary) jaunt through the early days of one of the franchise’s most scruffy-looking nerf herders. But while a good portion of the movie is in line with what you’d expect from Lucasfilm’s Disney overlords, there’s one moment so bleak that it demands further conversation…even as the characters on screen barely dwell on it.

Read on if you want to talk about this moment, and see if you think it qualifies as one of the darkest elements of the entire franchise. Major spoilers ahead. Read More »

black mirror season 5

Black Mirror season 5 is going back to the 1980s! The last time the dark sci-fi anthology series dipped into that decade, it presented us with its very best episodes: “San Junipero.” Ooh, baby, do you know what that’s worth?

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black mirror season 5

Black Mirror, the misery-inducing sci-fi anthology series that teaches us all about the dangers of technology, just got the go-ahead for yet another season on Netflix. Black Mirror season 5 will bring all-new depressing-yet-entertaining tales of technological terror.

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black mirror season 4 trailer

This week on the /Filmcast, it’s all Black Mirror as David, Jeff, and Devindra analyze each episode of the show’s new season on Netflix. Special guest Kristy Puchko joins us from Pajiba. Be sure to read Vulture’s recap of Hang the DJ and Vice’s review of Black Museum, as well as how every episode is connected.
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black mirror featurettes

Now that Black Mirror fans have had two weeks to process the fourth season of the punishingly bleak sci-fi series, Netflix has released a series of featurettes that allow viewers to take a deep dive into the making of each of the six episodes.

Wrapping up all six behind-the-scenes clips is a seventh featurette in which Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker finally answers the question of whether the individual stories in the anthology series take place in one universe.

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Black Mirror cameos

Black Mirror season 4 dropped onto Netflix just before the end of 2017, which means you’re likely all caught-up on it by now, right? If so, come along with me on a journey through a list of Black Mirror cameos you may have missed!

Also: the director of the Black Mirror episode “USS Callister” says he’s more than ready to launch an entire spin-off series based around that one particular Star Trek-inspired segment.

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