david fincher netflix deal

David Fincher has had a pretty good relationship with Netflix. He served as executive producer on the Netflix shows Mindhunter and House of Cards, and when Mindhunter went on indefinite hold, the streaming service gave him the chance to make one of his dream projects, Mank. Now, Fincher says he’s signed a four-year exclusive deal with Netflix, which means any Fincher projects in the foreseeable future will be housed there.

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Michael Giacchino

Film composer Michael Giacchino and Sir Paul McCartney, best known for an obscure rock group called The Beatles, have been working on an animated film together. Giacchino, who’s the Oscar-winning composer behind Up and Star Trek, is hopeful we’ll see the film one day. Unless we’re mistaken, the jovial composer is possibly alluding to a McCartney-Netflix project called High in the Clouds.

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Netflix Has Done Away With Free Trials

Meghan and Harry Netflix Deal

Sorry, freeloaders. Your days of Netflix free trials are at an end. The streaming giant has officially nixed the option for potential new Netflix subscribers to try out a free trial, and will instead start “looking at different marketing promotions in the US to attract new members.” Most streaming services offer a free trial period to lure in users, but it seems Netflix feels they don’t need that extra bump anymore.

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the devil all the time review

Sprawling and brutal, The Devil All the Time is not for the impatient or the squeamish. Adapted rather faithfully from Donald Ray Pollock’s novel of the same name, Antonio Campos‘ star-studded Southern gothic tracks a group of sinners through time as they all mill about the unincorporated area known as Knockemstiff, Ohio, leaving a trail of death, sorrow, and regret in their wake. It can be an overwhelmingly bleak film, but there’s a glimmer of hope shining through all that darkness – the hope of escaping the insane world you find yourself stuck in.

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Meghan and Harry Netflix Deal

Royals and tabloid targets The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, are following in the footsteps of Barack and Michelle Obama with a big Netflix deal. The pair, who announced that they were stepping back from their role as senior members of the royal family earlier this year, just signed a deal with the streaming giant to produce documentaries, docu-series, feature films, scripted shows, and children’s programming. And now we can start wondering if they’ll end up guest-starring as themselves on The Crown (probably not).

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the gold guard video game

The Old Guard, a new action flick about butt-kicking immortals, wants to help you win an “immortal” Netflix account. And by that, I mean 83 years of free Netflix. A new Old Guard game will give players the chance to score 1000 months of free Netflix if they’re able to rack up the most points. And if you win and end up living longer than 83 years from today, well, you’ll have to start paying for Netflix again. Sorry.

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The Old Guard director interview

Gina Prince-Bythewood is a director known for authenticity and intimacy. In Beyond the Lights, Love & Basketball, and Disappearing Acts, audiences feel how close she is to her characters, their dreams, and their conflicts. That’s a part of what makes her new Netflix movie, The Old Guard, stand far apart from the typical action movie.

Prince-Bythewood, who’s the first black woman to direct a comic book movie, tells an ensemble story with The Old Guard in which the characters are as fully-realized as the propulsive fight scenes. The Old Guard is what you get when a director knows her characters inside and out. What may very well be the only big action movie we see all summer is a movie driven by character, not setpieces.

Recently, we spoke to Prince-Bythewood about crafting the setpieces, the pains of writing, and how her experiences as an athlete drive her as a filmmaker.

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Netflix continue watching row

So, you’ve brought someone home with the intention to “Netflix and chill.” But as you fire up your Netflix app on your iPad to find something to put on in the background, your “Continue Watching” row pops up. You try to quickly scroll past it, but it’s too late: you glance over at your would-be romantic partner and notice that they have a horrified look on their face, because they noticed that the three most recent things you watched were embarrassing as hell. So you sigh and do the only thing you can do in this terrible situation: as your would-be partner leaves, you both solemnly agree to never see each other again. Thanks a lot, Netflix.

But those were the old days. Now, Netflix has rolled out an update for users who access the app on Apple device that allows you to remove those pesky, unwanted movies and shows from your “Continue Watching” row, saving you untold amounts of future embarrassment and annoyance. Thanks a lot, Netflix! Read More »

dark season 3 trailer

Dark is about to wrap-up its time-bending story with its third and final season. The hit German series arrives on Netflix this June, bringing about the “final cycle” and promising to answer any lingering questions. The new season premiere date was announced in a new Dark season 3 trailer, which you can watch below in all its creepy glory.

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Kimmy vs. the Reverend trailer

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back for an all-new interactive special, Kimmy vs. the Reverend. Like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, viewers will be able to control (some of) the action, which may or may not be such a great idea. An all-new Kimmy vs. the Reverend trailer gives you a look at how all of this will work, providing viewers with options like MAKE OUT or PLAN WEDDING, or WAIT FOR UBER or WALK. You get the idea.

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