Nearly two decades after the lights went out on the Satellite of Love, a new bejumpsuited buffoon and pair of robot friends are set to power it back up for a revived Mystery Science Theater 3000. After an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign ($5,764,229 from 48,270 backers making it the largest one for film or video… suck it, Veronica Mars movie!) show creator and original host Joel Hodgson‘s beloved cult favorite film riffing TV show is set to return in the not to distant future. April 14th to be exact.
Ready for your first look? EW just released the exclusive trailer for the shows Netflix debut: (more…)
The live action Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and starring Nat Wolf (The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner who finds the supernatural Death Note Notebook. Write someone’s name inside and they… die. Turner decides to use the book to kill bad guys while the shinigami Ryuk voiced by William Dafoe watches. Check out the first trailer below. (more…)
Marvel’s fourth Netflix series Iron Fist premiered last Friday to some pretty difficult reviews. Interestingly, most of those reviews had to do with the content of the series, and not with the persistent complaint of the series until this point, the implantation of the “white saviour” trope. Here was Danny Rand, a rich white kid, learning from an Asian culture on how to save the world on their behalf. Kind of rough, right? Well, as it turned out, an Asian actor was almost cast in the part, and he’s talking about why the move on the part of Marvel would have been complex and ultimately more reflective of his own experience as an Asian-American. (more…)
Marvel’s latest superhero series, Iron Fist, hit Netflix this past Friday. Its response so far has been mixed, to say the least (heck, there hasn’t been this much social media outcrying since Trump took the Whitehouse). It would be fair to say, in the most generalized fashion, that this series is not Marvel’s first dumpster fire but it surely isn’t the best of their Netflix series either. Compelling enough, perhaps not. But the show has its moments, as well as some new break out characters (who else would love to see a Colleen Wing and Misty Night spin-off, eh?) and made even more connections to the Netflix Marvel Universe. At the very least, it made for good background noise.
Whatever chatter is going around the interwebz, good or bad, Iron Fist managed throw in plenty of Easter Eggs for TV and comic fans alike. Emulating Steven Rogers in The Avengers with a good ole’ “I Got That Reference”, made Iron Fist that much more bearable to watch.
Did you catch em’ all, well did you? If you missed em, Here’s some of the best Easter eggs, cameos linked to The Defenders, the MCU, The Avengers and a whole lot more! (more…)
The latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel, Iron Fist hit the streaming service this past weekend. While the show has not been well received by critics, it was still well watched this weekend by fans of the MCU. The show was trending on social media all weekend and has an audience score of 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, so the jury’s out on a whole. The show followed Danny Rand as he returned to New York after a 15-year absence training in the mystical land of K’un-Lun. Comic book fans wanted to see Danny Rand in his classic Iron Fist costume that we all know and love from the comics. Unfortunately, the show confirmed that he will not don the Iron Fist costume on the show (at least in the first season). That doesn’t mean that we didn’t see it on the show, though.
The 5-star rating system has been around for a long time. For Netflix subscribers, it’s almost synonymous with the streaming service. However, that’s all about to change because in a month’s time, because they’ll be switching from their typical 5-star system to a YouTube-style thumbs-up or thumbs-down. While there’s no debate at Netflix if it’s happening or not, it has caused a bit of a discussion over which is truly better.
Aside from a few minor developments in terms of content and scheduling, television has remained largely the same since it was invented many decades ago. Technological advances have changed the number of channels that viewers have available to them and the kind of shows that can be created. But, for the most part, it didn’t really change up until the introduction of streaming technology became mainstream in recent years. When streaming was introduced, television became a completely different beast. Fans no longer had to wait a week – or more – for the next episode of their favourite show. They could watch entire seasons in a single day – a show could come out in the morning and be thoroughly consumed by evening. (more…)
Netflix has signed off on a second season for A Series Of Unfortunate Events with the posting of an announcement letter from Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) himself. The first season is a delightfully enjoyable time for fans and those new to the story. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Count Olaf, the dubious uncle after the children’s fortune. Check out the letter below. (more…)
This coming Friday, the fourth “Defenders” show for Marvel and Netflix, Iron Fist will be released on the streaming service. The show will focus on Danny Rand, who returns to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years to reclaim his family company. Oh, he also knows Kung Fu and is the “Iron Fist,” based on his abilities. The show will feature actor Finn Jones as the titular character as well as a host of other actors. The first 6 episodes of the 13 episode first season were released to critics. Suffice to say, the reviews have not been pleasant. The show currently holds a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been severely panned by critics universally.
Netflix, the popular streaming service that has continued to dominate all our free time has been a game changer. In addition to coining the phrase binge-watching, and giving us the perfect way to consume TV and movies from the comfort of our own homes (or on the go), the streaming service has been increasingly delivering Original Programming the same way HBO or any other premiere subscription cable service has, without the need for a cable package. We have such great shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Stranger Things, and many others. Now, it looks like Netflix will once again change the game for us.