stranger things cast

Stranger Things won’t return to Netflix until 2019. If you’re going through withdrawal from the hit series, perhaps this very pleasant video will help.

The creators and crew behind the show come together to discuss how the very talented Stranger Things cast came together. Almost everyone – from the kids who are at the center of the show, to David Harbor, and even the season 2 new additions – gets a shout-out here.

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chilling adventures of sabrina images

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina promises to be far-removed from the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The Netflix series is an adaptation of the Archie Horror comic book reboot of the popular character, and is said to be considerably dark and more in line with material like Rosemary’s Baby. Two new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina images have just flown in, giving us a new glimpse of star Kiernan Shipka in character, as well as an ominous woodland gathering.

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Netflix Calibrated Mode

Historically, television manufacturers have not cared about the intentions of filmmakers when it comes to how movies and TV shows are displayed on different TV models. In fact, with the introduction of the dreaded motion smoothing effect, they’ve been actively degrading the quality of the consumer’s experience in relation to how directors and cinematographers want people to watch their work.

But perhaps the tide is finally turning, because Sony has announced that its new top-of-the-line TVs will come with a setting called “Netflix Calibrated Mode” which will make Netflix content look as close as possible to how it would on a professional reference monitor.
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Animal Farm movie

Andy Serkis and Netflix appear to be entering into a mutually beneficial partnership. The streaming service recently snapped up the worldwide rights to his film Mowgli, and now they’re helping Serkis make one his long-gestating dream projects: an adaptation of George Orwell’s famous novel Animal Farm. Serkis’ Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves will produce the Animal Farm movie.  Read More »

tv bits sabrina

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Sabrina gets a Halloween-adjacent release date
  • black-ish creator Kenya Barris exits ABC for Netflix
  • Netflix orders series based on graphic novel Daybreak
  • Lena Waithe is making a horror anthology series for Amazon
  • A new study suggests the number of TV cord-cutters will rise this year
  • Sneaky Pete will keep on sneaking for a third season
  • Nicole Kidman is producing a drama for Amazon
  • First images from The Little Drummer Girl, the new AMC spy series from director Park Chan-wook
  • Castlevania season 2 introduces a new character

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apostle poster

Director Gareth Evans is back with his first film since The Raid 2, and it sounds amazing. Apostle is described as an “occult fable” and stars Dan Stevens as a man attempting to rescue his kidnapped sister from sinister religious cult. See the Apostle poster, and scope the full synopsis, below.

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Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2018

The summer season is winding down, but please don’t feel the urge to rush outside and take part in outdoor activities. Instead, stay inside and stream all this stuff on Netflix. Next month, Netflix is offering a wide variety of that hot content you crave, including The AviatorConstantineThe Lord of the RingsThe Informant!The Good Place season 2, and more.  Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2018.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Need something to watch? What are you looking for? Perhaps a time travel love story? A paranoid conspiracy theory? A rom-com? A sexy thriller? A breezy espionage comedy? One of the weirdest sequels ever made? All that and more awaits you in the latest edition of Now Stream This. As always, I’ve combed several streaming services and brought back some great recommendations for you to enjoy.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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bojack horseman comedy central

In an unprecedented move, Comedy Central has acquired…a Netflix show. The TV channel has  purchased the exclusive “linear television rights” to all current seasons of the Netflix original BoJack Horseman, making it the only place (besides Netflix) to watch the hilarious, depressing animated series. The question is: why, though?

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Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Coen Brothers were headed to Netflix with their anthology series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which was set to tell six Western stories in six episodes. Now, things have changed. Buster Scruggs will still hit Netflix, but the Coens have re-edited the series into a feature film instead, just in time to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

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