The big news from Netflix yesterday was the cancellation of Jessica Jones and The Punisher, bringing an end to Marvel shows on the streaming service. But it wasn’t the only Netflix original that got the axe.
Netflix announced that the comedy series Friends from College starring Keegan-Michael Key, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner has been canceled after two seasons. Read More »
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, learn about the history and the creation of the cue cards used during the broadcasts of Saturday Night Live. Plus, take an extensive look into the art of costume design and what it can accomplish for a character, and listen as Friends from College co-stars Cobie Smulders and Billy Eichner answer the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »
Spider-Man: Far From Home is in production right now overseas, and a couple rumored casting additions have just been confirmed that continue to undo certain events in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After briefly appearing in the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, former SHIELD agents Nick Fury and Maria Hill will be getting involved in Spider-Man’s upcoming adventure abroad. But the question is how? Spoilers for Infinity War follow. Read More »
Justin Long and Cobie Smulders both have a likability that works well in romantic comedies. They can be naturally charismatic in movies, and that kind of charm can work wonders for a romantic comedy. Long and Smulders – which sounds like an insurance company – starring in a romantic comedy sounds appealing and we’ll soon see them in Literally, Right Before Adam, which might not qualify as a traditional rom-com. There’s comedy, yes, but the romance may be dead since it’s about Long’s character being invited to his ex-girlfriend’s (Smulders) wedding.
Below, watch the Literally Right Before Adam trailer.
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While Jordan Peele has a career on the rise thanks to his directorial debut on the stellar thriller Get Out, his partner in comedy continues to build up his acting profile.
Keegan-Michael Key has appeared in countless TV shows and lent his voice to plenty of animated fare, but he’s been taking more prominent roles in front of the camera on the big screen lately. Last year, he starred in the outstanding Don’t Think Twice, and next year he’ll have a key role in The Predator. But before that, he’ll be part of an incredible ensemble in the new Netflix comedy series Friends from College, and the first trailer for the series has just arrived. Read More »
Netflix’s adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events is pure Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler). The author wrote much of season one, based on the first four entries in his 13-part series, and he’s remained appropriately faithful to his melancholic stories. The Netflix series doesn’t shy away from the darker themes found in the Baudelaire children’s journey, but it does go for considerably more laughs than the 2004 film adaptation, making it an entertainingly peculiar mix of slapstick and sadness.
Below, read our A Series of Unfortunate Events review (Spoilers follow).
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Throughout his career, Tom Cruise has developed strong relationships with some notable filmmakers. From Steven Speilberg, Christopher McQuarrie, Cameron Crowe, to Doug Liman, it’s clear when Cruise connects with a director, he’s going to seek future opportunities and more stories to tell with those people. Another director on that list is Ed Zwick, whom Cruise worked with on The Last Samurai and most recently, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
Like the Mission: Impossible franchise, Jack Reacher is maybe now another series where a director can come in and bring their personal touch to the character. Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher is lean, efficient and runs like clockwork. In McQuarrie’s film, Jack Reacher is already Jack Reacher. He knows who is he is. Reacher asks few questions, and McQuarrie asks even fewer questions about him. In Ed Zwick’s hands, that’s not the Reacher we watch. His portrayal of author Lee Child‘s character is more vulnerable and conflicted.
For a variety of reasons, the sequel is different from its predecessor. We discussed some of these differences with Zwick, in addition to adapting Child’s novel, director Syndey Pollack, Tom Cruise’s deep love for storytelling, and more.
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This weekend brings Tom Cruise back to the big screen in action star mode again with Jack Reacher: Never Go Back hitting theaters. While the first Jack Reacher movie was a surprise throwback of an action movie with an old school tough guy hero in the lead, it sounds like the follow-up has lost some of the magic that made audiences like the cocky, no nonsense character so much the first time around.
In the first Jack Reacher Never Go Back reviews hitting the web today, it appears most of the blame is being put on director Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai), who doesn’t seem to understand what made the title character special. In addition, the sequel suffers from having a forgettable villain. But at the very least, Tom Cruise is still outstanding, and the action sounds like it’s on solid ground as well.
Read a round-up of Jack Reacher Never Go Back reviews below.
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Tom Cruise is back in action this fall with Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The star of the Mission: Impossible franchise launched another action movie series in 2012 with the first movie based on Lee Child’s recurring character who has been at the center of over 100 million books sold worldwide. It was a simple action flick with a lead character who feels like a throwback to movies from the late ’80s and early ’90s. That didn’t sit well with some audiences, but it worked for me, so I’m happy to see Cruise cracking skulls and kicking ass in the new IMAX trailer teasing the sequel’s release. Read More »
Earlier in the summer, director Nick Stoller brought Neighbors: Sorority Rising to the big screen, a surprisingly satisfying comedy sequel. But for his next project, he’s heading to the small screen with a new comedy project at Netflix.
Friends from College is a new comedy series coming from Nick Stoller and his wife Francesca Delbanco, and they’ve rounded up a solid comedic cast and includes Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage and more. Find out more about Netflix’s Friends from College TV series after the jump. Read More »