The Punisher is out there, and he’s getting ready for a 2017 release on Netflix. Production on Punisher came up quite suddenly, but clearly Netflix and Marvel Studios know that a rolling stone gathers no moss, and with the overwhelmingly positive fan and critical reaction to Jon Bernthal‘s portrayal of the skull-shirted vigilante, it seemed right to hop on this Punisher series soon rather than latter. Now we know that Deborah Ann Woll will be reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page in the Punisher show and that Ebon Moss-Bachrach will be playing Punisher’s sidekick and supplier Microchip, but who else will be appearing alongside Bernthal on the show? (more…)
The title says it all, it’s not my thing, but it’s also something that can’t be avoided in its entirety. That means bit the bullet and prepare yourself for some snuggled up Gilmore Girls binge watching come November 25th. Consider it payback or paying it forward for those weekends Marvel releases a new Netflix series and your significant other watches with you, although you can pretty much tell they would rather be somewhere else. Suck it up and watch. (more…)
Netflix and Marvel have been hitting it out of the park. We already have 2 seasons of Daredevil, the first season of Jessica Jones, the first season of Luke Cage, and are about to get Iron Fist early next year before all the street level combine in The Defenders. Each show does a great job showing the gritty side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) was a pleasant surprise and it dealt with such hard-hitting issues as rape and control in a well-made psychological thriller and was told through the viewpoint from its female lead.
Simultaneously critically acclaimed and a cult phenomenon, Black Mirror is a brilliant piece of television that satirises the modern world in a darkly comic anthology. Originally a Channel 4 programme exclusive to Great Britain, the initial two seasons and Christmas special were later released to the rest of the world on Netflix. Shortly after, Netflix outbid Channel 4 for the rights to future seasons, promising creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones complete creative control and a much bigger budget to play around with. Although a recent trailer offered eager fans a tease of the new season, due for release on Friday 21st October, the only way to really understand the show is to watch it. (more…)
It looks like our favorite shaved head, eggo-eating, telekinetic wonder is not staying away for too long after all. Stranger Things Season 1 breakout star, Millie Bobby Brown will be returning as Eleven for an encore performance in Stranger Things Season 2. And that’s the not the only casting news that’s been dropped down from The Upside Down! (more…)
It can be said, as a gross generalization, that the Star Wars film universe hasn’t quite lived up the original trilogy. The prequels, though arguably underappreciated, have been universally crapped on. Largely due to midichlorians, Jar Jar Binks, Hayden Christensen and a slew of other complaints. 10 years later, the Star Wars franchise came back in a big way with last years’ release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While this new foray into the Star Wars universe saw – much to the delight of fans – the return of Legacy characters like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke the film it… well… didn’t quite deliver. Fans and critics were quick to lament it for being too much a carbon copy of Star Wars: A New Hope.
Damn. Star Wars fans are a hard bunch to please, aren’t they? What do Star Wars fans want? What will make ’em happy? Well, according to a new online petition, it seems fans know exactly what they want. (more…)
The idea of time travel is not a new concept in science fiction, and neither is the idea of someone or someones from the future coming back to the present to change fate. Travelers was already walking well-worn ground long before it was a glimmer in the eye of creator Brad Wright, let alone seeing it premiere in the same TV year as 11.22.63, 12 Monkeys, and the new NBC series Timeless. If Travelers is to succeed, it has a couple of key things going for it, one is Wright who more or less created the Stargate TV empire, and the other is the conceit that our titular time travelers are forced to lead double lives as they try to save their future. (more…)
As much as Luke Cage was a story about the titular character, the breakout star of the Netflix series was Misty Knight, played by actress Simone Missick. The detective who was entwined with Luke Cage throughout the first season was a highlight for many fans of the show and they were very impressed with Missick’s portrayal of the character. Comic book fans know that she and Colleen Wing eventually join up and together become “The Daughters of the Dragon,” a crime-fighting duo who rival Luke Cage and Iron Fist’s Heroes For Hire. One of Misty’s signature traits from the comic book is her bionic arm.
One of Netflix‘s biggest hits in maybe its entire history of creating content, Stranger Things burst into popular culture like it was on a mission. A tribute to the greatest shows and movies of the 1980s, it starred a lovable cast that was brilliantly written and acted. It reminded the world why Winona Ryder is such a special actor and introduced what is sure to be the next generation of celebrity darling through Mike, Eleven and their friends. It’s no wonder a second season of the show was commissioned just a matter of weeks after the first went live. (more…)
When Netflix outbid Channel 4 for Charlie Brooker‘s cult phenomenon of a dark comedy television series Black Mirror, it promised great things for the future of the show. Brooker and Annabel Jones, the shows’ other executive producer, were given total creative control over the content of the series, as well as a much bigger budget to play with than Channel 4 could offer. The show explores the nature of the modern world, how the rampaging advence of technology impacts the human experience. It invites you to watch as the end of the world unfolds, not through some aggressive outside force, but through insidious means that people welcome with open arms… (more…)