Netflix has long been averse to releasing viewership statistics for its original titles, but the streaming giant is never reluctant to toot its own horn when it comes to “popularity.” And with the streaming field set to become more splintered than ever before in 2020 — with newcomers like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Quibi poised to threaten the current dominion held by Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu — it’s fitting for Netflix to make a show of strength with its annual “most popular” list. And the list of Netflix’s most popular titles of 2019 is a great indicator of what’s in store for us in the future: more Netflix originals, more Stranger Things, and lots of Adam Sandler taking expensive vacations with his friends.
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How many more must die before Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are satisfied? Two? Ten? These bloodthirsty actors will only keep killing more with each Murder Mystery that we get, and yet Netflix has already greenlit a sequel. Netflix is already developing a Murder Mystery sequel shortly after the crime comedy debuted on the streaming platform this summer.
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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 the final battle from Avengers: Endgame recreated as if it were a retro 16-bit video game. Plus, pay attention as Murder Mystery stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston breakdown a scene from their Netflix comedy, and see how much heat Trevor Noah can withstand from hot wings in the latest episode of Hot Ones. Read More »
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are back together again after first starring in Just Go With It. But this time they’re not falling in love. Instead, they’re on the run after being framed for a murder on board a billionaire’s yacht in Europe, putting them in the middle of a Murder Mystery. Thankfully, it looks a little bit better than the standard Adam Sandler feature comedy fare, thought that’s not necessarily saying much. Watch the Murder Mystery trailer below to check it out. Read More »
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston previously spent some time together in the romantic comedy Just Go With It. Now the two are getting back together for a Netflix original that sounds a little more dangerous.
Netflix has announced production is underway on a new project called Murder Mystery. In what sounds like an update of Clue, the film follows Sandler and Aniston as a couple who go off on a European vacation but end up in the middle of a mysterious murder case on board a luxury yacht. But there’s more. Read More »
Several actors are jumping aboard a few high-profile projects, and we’ve rounded them all up for your convenience. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are teaming for a new Netflix movie, Hugh Jackman might join Bad Education from a producer of La La Land, and Avengers co-star Sebastian Stan will team with director Gore Verbinski for Beat the Reaper.
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Briefly: Shakespeare in Love and The Debt director John Madden had a pretty good spring thanks to the $100m global take of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but now he’s going into a new mode with a new mystery. A Murder Mystery, to be exact, as Madden will make shoot a film with that title from a script by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Zodiac).
Co-producing and in talks to star is Charlize Theron, who has her own run this summer thanks to Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus. The film is called an “affectionate deconstruction” of a story in the vein of Agatha Christie tales, and features “comedy, action, and mystery” as an American couple travels abroad.
I like the idea of the guy who wrote Zodiac putting together a comic take on the classic whodunnit, and I like the idea of Theron taking a moment to do a solid comic turn in the same sort of project. We’ll watch for more details on the script, and hope that Madden doesn’t keep things too fluffy. [Deadline]