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Both from a production and presentation standpoint, television is a very different medium from the world of comic books.  Whether it is CW’s DC-centric shows like Arrow and Flash or shows from different decades (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman always springs to mind, for some reason), a sense of real-world practicality is usually infused to a TV production – and understandably so.  It is with this in mind, then, that the highly-acclaimed Netflix offering Daredevil tried to stay as “true to life” as possible, and this  approach extended to the titular hero’s “super” costume.  As we are now on the brink of the second season being released, the powers-that-be behind the show have chosen to share a few alternate designs they had for the “Man Without Fear.” (more…)

Netflix Signs On For ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Reboot

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Holy nostalgia, Batman! Netflix has announced today that, as part of an effort to expand their line-up to include more shows aimed at children, they’ve ordered 26 episodes of a brand new series from Hasbro. The series is based on Stretch Armstrong– a large, gel-filled action figure with stretchy limbs first introduced by Kenner in 1976. The toy continued to pop up here and there throughout the 80’s and 90’s; it’s more popular incarnations forged in the likeness of Hulk Hogan and other wrestlers.  But more about the series. It’s to be titled Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, and will reboot the character with a whole new look. Here’s a peek at the series description:
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In 2000, NBC launched a series about a group of high school outcasts set in 1980 called Freaks and Geeks, and because they scheduled it Saturdays at 8, it was sort of set up to fail after one season. The weird part is that everyone involved in that show would go on to become super successful: creator Paul Feig, executive producer Judd Apatow, and cast members James Franco, Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, Busy Philipps, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Martin Starr. Now that’s a Murderer’s Row of talent! So would it be too much to assume that they would ever get back together for a Freaks and Geeks reunion show? (more…)

‘Jessica Jones’ Gets a Season 2

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Marvel seems to be as on top of their game as ever. After dominating the world of superhero cinema for the past seven years, Marvel decided last year to revolutionize longform television series involving superheroes. First, they redeemed Daredevil in a way no one thought possible, with an explosive, violent, street level show. Then, they topped themselves with the gritty noir that is Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones blew fans away when it debuted on Netflix in November, partially by embracing what Marvel consistently does so well, which is to allow their properties to explore different genres, telling stories that happen to involve superheroes rather than trying to build a story around a superhero. This year fans are getting a second season of Daredevil, followed by a new series, Luke Cage, and its appears that the hits are going to keep on coming. Jessica Jones has been confirmed for a second season!

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The-Punisher

First we were told we’d be getting to see The Punisher as a supporting character (played by Jon Bernthal) in Daredevil‘s second season, premiering Friday, March 18th. Then, rumors started swirling that Netflix and Marvel were interested in pursuing a standalone series based on the troubled comic book character. According to TV Line, not only is the rumor true, but developments on the series are now underway at Marvel! (more…)

The CW Flirts With Starting Its Own Streaming Service

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Popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu may be seeing some competition in the near future.  The CW, the network famous for its DC-related television shows such as Arrow, The Flash, and less recently Smallville may be getting its own stand-alone streaming service quite soon.  With the streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime outputting shows that are both critically and culturally acclaimed, as well as incredibly lucrative, it’s hard not to see the allure in the idea.  Could this be the end of TV as we know it?  Maybe… (more…)

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The new poster for Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix sticks with the religious theme using the Sistine Chapel Ceiling style artwork to bring us a look back at season one. Hot on the heels of the first teaser, this is an interesting look into an important theme of the first season and one that will carry over into season two. What theme you might ask? Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) relationship with the Catholic church and his upbringing. Peter McRobbie plays Father Lantom, Matt’s confessional priest who helps Matt deal with the moral and ethical issues he’s facing now that he has donned the red suit with horns.  Lantom will be back for season two and you know Daredevil will be facing some tough moral questions when Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) aka the Punisher comes to Hell’s Kitchen. (more…)

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It’s no secret that Adam Sandler‘s movies tend to fall into one of two piles for people- absolutely love, or absolutely hate. With the ups (Grown Ups 2), downs (That’s My Boy), and in-betweens (Pixels and Blended) of the actor’s recent releases, it was anyone’s guess how The Ridiculous 6 would fare when it was released- available only through Netflix. The streaming service is proud to announce, however, that less than a month after adding the Western comedy to its selection of films, The Ridiculous 6 has already earned the title of the most watched movie on Netflix. Ever! (more…)