The Black Lives Matter movement has become a powerful statement that is making an impact around the world. Millions are marching in solidarity, and it has many amplifying the voices of black creators who have been frequently pushed by the wayside. That includes black filmmakers, and Netflix is working to ensure that people searching for something to watch on their streaming service are able to find something more than just The Help in order to broaden their perspective on what it means to be black.
Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatoes is supporting Pride Month in June by creating a new LGBTQ hub called Rainbow Tomatoes, featuring movie guides and editorials spotlighting the best and most poignant LGBTQ stories in film and television. Get more details on both of these diverse efforts below. Read More »
It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.
The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.
Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »
The way the criminal justice system treated the Central Park Five – five boys who were arrested and incarcerated in 1989 for a rape they didn’t commit – is so far beyond terrible, so blatantly unjust, that it’s difficult to wrap my head around. But director Ava DuVernay (Selma, Middle of Nowhere) is shining a light on the horrors of the young men’s case and their eventual exoneration in When They See Us, a Netflix limited series which has just released a new featurette that includes interviews with DuVernay, the actual survivors, and the actors who portray them.
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Just a few days ahead of its anticipated release, Netflix has dropped a new When They See Us trailer that shows a little-seen aspect of the Central Park 5: the aftermath of their release from prison. The fight for justice doesn’t stop even after the wrongfully-convicted men were exonerated and released from prison 12 years after they were charged with the assault and rape of a female jogger. “The story continues,” the trailer teases, as it gives another powerful look at the failings of the criminal justice system.
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With her latest powerful project under Netflix, Ava DuVernay seeks to give the four teenagers who were falsely accused and convicted of rape in the Central Park Five case, a voice. Netflix has released an official When They See Us trailer packed with its star-studded cast, and a more in-depth examination of the injustices that took place in 1989. Watch the new When They See Us trailer below.
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Ava DuVernay‘s highly anticipated limited series on the Central Park Five now has a trailer. Now titled When They See Us, Duvernay chronicles the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were accused of a rape they did not commit. Netflix has released a When They See Us trailer for the four-part limited series, which you can watch below. Read More »