Unlike some of the kid-led adventure movies of the 1980s it evoked, Stranger Things spent quite a bit of time with the adults during the first season of the popular series. Ross and Matt Duffer‘s decision to do so paid off because of Jim Hopper (David Harbour), who, in particular, helped make season one of the sci-fi show significantly more dramatic. Hopper is returning for the second season of Stranger Things, which Harbour teased at New York Comic-Con along with star Millie Bobby Brown.
Neither actor revealed any plot details — why would they? — but Harbour discussed what we should expect from some of the characters. Below, read what the actor had to say about the Stranger Things season two relationships. (Note: SPOILERS are ahead.)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s been over a month since Netflix dropped Stranger Things on an unsuspecting public, and we still can’t stop talking about our new obsession. After the jump:
- Watch Millie Bobby Brown get her Eleven haircut.
- Cast members take on the 22 Pushup Challenge.
- How did Stranger Things get its distinct sound?
- And where can you hear more of SURVIVE‘s incredible music?
- Check out some amazing / hilarious Stranger Things cosplay.
- A couple of essays praise the girls and women of Stranger Things.
- Don’t call the Duffers an “overnight sensation.”
- A fan theory digs into how Eleven and Demogorgon might be connected.
- Show your Stranger Things love with a couple of cool t-shirts.
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Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Netflix’s Stranger Things is full of characters to love, and one of the biggest breakouts has been Shannon Purser‘s Barb. Spend a couple of minutes browsing the #StrangerThings hashtag on any social media site and you’ll find all kinds of tributes to the shy high schooler, from think pieces to fan art to specialty pizzas (really). While the internet has been fawning over Barb, though, the actual show’s treatment of her has been… somewhat less than loving.
But take heart, Barb fans: that will change in season two. Show creators Matt and Ross Duffer have taken note of the outpouring of Barb love among fans, and promised “justice for Barb” in the next run of episodes. Click through to read their Stranger Things Barb comments, but be warned there are MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for season one. Read More »
The love for Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to flood the Internet. Most people have responded more than enthusiastically to the Duffer Brothers’ entertaining throwback to the 1980s, which will return for a second season.
Until Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Sherrif Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) come back to the small screen, we can expect plenty of more fan made t-shirts, posters, and more for the hit sci-fi series in the meantime.
Below, check out the Stranger Things point-and-click video game and its VHS cover in this edition of Stranger Things bits.
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More than a few of you probably spent your time last weekend binge-watching Netflix’s latest series Stranger Things. Matt and Ross Duffer‘s sci-fi show was embraced so quickly by the streaming service’s customers that an unconfirmed season two already feels inevitable. The Duffer Brothers have shared a few details about what to expect from the next season of their hit show.
Below, learn more about Stranger Things season two.
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If you binge watched Stranger Things this past weekend, then you spent your time wisely. The series’ creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, transported Netflix’s subscribers back to the 1980s, where kids and government conspiracies run amok. The siblings wrote and directed most of the eight episodes, which, as executive producers Shawn Levy (Real Steel) and Dan Cohen (The Spectacular Now) told us, they approached as an “eight-hour movie.”
Levy directed chapter three (“Holly, Jolly”) and four (“The Body”) of Stranger Things. When I spoke with the director and Cohen, I hadn’t seen all of season one yet, so we mainly covered their collaboration with the Duffer brothers and Netflix, the show’s references, and what to expect from the future of Stranger Things.
Below, read our interview with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.
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Netflix is ordering a new genre series. So far the most high-profile original series from Netflix have been comedies, and dramas that edge toward thriller territory. But the company is bringing back the horror series Hemlock Grove for a third and final season, is moving into sci-fi with Sense8 from the Wachowskis, and is now buying another show with a hybrid sci-fi/supernatural bent.
Netflix has ordered eight hour-long episodes of Montauk, genre drama that sounds like it is equally influenced by ’80s Spielberg and The X-Files, with an extra-large dash of conspiracy theory. Read More »
Alexander Skarsgard‘s commitment to True Blood has kept him from being the movie star he might eventually become, but he has been seen on the big screen in a couple roles recently, thanks to Lars von Trier (Melancholia) and Rod Lurie (Straw Dogs, shot a couple years back). He’ll be in Peter Berg’s Battleship later this year, and even gets one of the best face-flapping moments in the trailer for that movie.
Now Warner Bros. is looking to the younger Skarsgard to take on a closed-room thriller called Hidden. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
Each December since 2004, studio executive Franklin Leonard has compiled the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted by hundreds of execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
It should be noted that the headline is somewhat misleading — some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though according to Leonard none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends. Finally, as Leonard reminds us each time, “The Black List is not a ‘best of’ list. It is, at best, a ‘most liked’ list.”
Regardless, we can always rely on the Black List to stir up conversation among both industry insiders and outside spectators alike, so without further ado, hit the jump for the complete 2011 list.
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