black mirror 2020

This year has been such a shit-show that it makes episodes of Black Mirror look almost quaint by comparison. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is aware of that, so rather than bring us a new season of Black Mirror he’s unleashing a new, mysterious mockumentary about the hell year that was 2020. Brooker just dropped a new teaser for the project, which may or may not be called Death to 2020.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Previsualization

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, watch early previsualization animation from Sonic the Hedgehog before the character was given a drastic makeover. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to action sequences from Kill Bill Vol. 1, Taken 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and more. Finally, watch a roundtable discussion with this year’s buzzed about dramatic TV actors like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Stewart, Bob Odenkirk and others. Read More »

Idris Elba - Turn Up Charlie

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Party of Five reboot has been canceled.
  • Black Mirror: Smithereens will be part of the Emmy TV movie race.
  • Stephen Graham is joining Peaky Blinders.
  • HBO Max is developing a series based on Jake Tapper’s novel The Hellfire Club.
  • Watch a trailer for HBO’s I May Destroy You.
  • Sorry everyone, but Idris Elba’s Netflix DJ show has been canceled.
  • Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho is directing a Netflix series.

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black mirror season 6

Since we’re already living in an endless, real-life Black Mirror episode, it’s probably a good time for Black Mirror to take an extended vacation. Charlie Brooker, the show’s creator, gets that, and that’s why the inevitable Black Mirror season 6 is on hold for now. Brooker revealed in a new interview that since society appears to be collapsing all around us on a daily basis, audiences might not be in the mood to watch such a bleak show.

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Black Mirror Nine Inch Nails Cover Song

While the new season of Black Mirror is a bit underwhelming, it does contain some bright spots. Most notably: Miley Cyrus performing a poppy, catchy Nine Inch Nails cover. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker took the typically bleak NIN song “Head Like a Hole” and reworked it into the sunny, inspirational “On a Roll.” The cover is sung by (fictional) pop star Ashley O (Cyrus) in the episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too”, and you can now listen to it in full.

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/Filmcast Ep. 521 – Black Mirror: Season 5

black mirror season 5 trailer

David regrets tricking Devindra into watching Dark Phoenix; Jeff shudders at the premise of The Act. The cast examine their reflections in Black Mirror. Is the battery draining too fast on the latest season of the sci-fi series?

Watch David’s video essay on the Asian American references in Netflix’s rom-com Always Be My Maybe.

Check out Jeff Cannata’s new D&D show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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black mirror season 5 review

A strange thing has happened since Black Mirror first launched back in 2011: the real world has become more and more like the fictional, sci-fi world of the show. Tech companies have become more and more powerful, and more and more destructive. Social media has played a real part in harming – some might even say destroying – democracy. Season 2 of the show featured a story about a vulgar TV personality running for political office as a publicity stunt, and then defying the odds and winning (sound familiar?).

As the world around us becomes more and more unstable, Black Mirror now finds itself in a precarious position. How can your dystopian sci-fi show compete with the actual impending actual dystopia? Black Mirror season 5 returns to Netflix today with three lengthy episodes, all of which have their moments. But perhaps it’s time to accept that the show has run its course.

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black mirror season 5 posters

Black Mirror season 5 is set to bring three new tales of technological terror your way next week. We’ve already been blessed with new trailers for the three new episodes, and now we have some posters to match. In typical Black Mirror fashion, the posters are vague enough to not give really much of anything away. But if you’re craving any sort of Black Mirror content to hold you over, they might do the trick. See the Black Mirror season 5 posters below.

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little black mirror

Black Mirror is returning for a whole-new season next month – but there’s more in store. A video series called Little Black Mirror, created by YouTube personalities from across Latin America, including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Venezuela, is also on the way. The short videos will be aimed at Spanish-speaking audiences, and feature Latinx social media stars. Watch a trailer forLittle Black Mirror, and learn more about the project, below.

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black mirror season 5 trailers

Just a week after Netflix dropped the first Black Mirror season 5 trailer with the surprise reveal that the star-studded season would consist of only three episodes, the streaming giant has released three new trailers. Each trailer teases one of the individual episodes from the fifth season of the Charlie Brooker techno-horror anthology series, along with the official titles for the episodes. Watch the Black Mirror season 5 trailers below.

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