When the it was first announced that The Punisher would be coming to Netflix in April 2016, it heralded a full embrace of the darker side of Marvel onscreen. Although other more mature shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have already proven popular for their gritty portrayal of super-heroism in the dark unberbellies of realistically crime-riddled cities, The Punisher promises to plunge into ever darker depths. It will revolve around a hero who has no qualms about killing bad guys, who mows down villains with his trusty machine gun and hardly loses a wink of sleep. (more…)
Ever since the good old days of “Old School” NES, there has always been Castlevania. The tales of vampire hunter Simon Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont Clan of vampire hunters as he uses his whip “Vampire Killer” to take on the forces of darkness. The popular series has more than 29 video game adaptations across many platforms from the Family Computer Disk System or FDS (yes, it’s that old) all the way to mobile phone games in the current age.
The Dark Crystal fans have waited 25 years for a sequel, but the long wait is over as Netflix commits to a 10 episode prequel series from The Jim Henson Company titled The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance. Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will produce and direct the series with creatures created by Brian Froud (The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth). More details below. (more…)
For all that fans have been clamouring for a new series of Arrested Development, both before and after Netflix‘s original fourth season, the fifth season of the hugely popular TV series has proved elusive. It has been in very high demand, since the show had developed an enormous cult following when it hit streaming sites many years after its initial release, and the fourth season just wasn’t enough to satisfy hungry fans. Recently, rumours have been gaining traction that the fifth season might finally be in production and that the patience of the Bluth family’s avid watchers may soon be rewarded. (more…)
Many of you might only know The Witcher from the wildly successful video game series, but Andrzej Sapkowski‘s book series that the game was based on are even more popular. The series has been translated into 20 different languages and sold around the world. Netflix is hoping to capitalize on that existing market by bringing the book series to television in a new The Witcher Netflix series. (more…)
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s teaser comes the first full trailer for Netflix‘s Defenders. Defenders is the pay-off combination of four Netflix Marvel series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The interaction between the different street level superheroes will be interesting to observe, their fighting styles and approach to super-heroing are very different, as different as their powers. Check out the trailer below and get a look at Sigourney Weaver‘s new role as the big bad in new York. (more…)
You can’t look at the news without hearing about hacking. Let’s face it, we live in a digital world and as more and more information is in the cloud, the more it is susceptible to exploitation. Hell, there are those that think the most recent presidential election was hacked, so the idea is totally in the air. As our banks, our Facebook accounts, and everything else is vulnerable to hacking, so is the entertainment industry, and not just celebrities’ nudes. The most recent high-profile hacking done was when Sony was hacked, revealing all sorts of details about the movie studios. It looks like there’s a new hack, and this time, there are demands.
People of a certain age will remember when personal computers started coming to our elementary schools, a day and age when there was no internet, and all you could do was play your choice of one of two games on floppy disc: Oregon Trail, and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Since there are only so many times you can die of dysentery or starvation and write “poop” on your tombstone before you lost interest, many of us killed a lot of hours trying to find the daring criminal with the last name of a major California city. And now, thanks to Netflix, we will do so again. (more…)
While many people surely thought the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why was just another sappy teen drama, the show (which was based on the novel written by Jay Asher) instead proved to send one hell of a powerful message that is concerningly relatable to real life.
The show tells the story of Hannah (Katherine Langford), a high schooler who took her own life for the aforementioned 13 reasons, which are fleshed out in each episode by highlighting the specific ways that the people in her life wronged her thanks to a collection of cassette tapes… whether they realized it or not. This device allows us a look into Hannah’s tormented life as she navigates high school — at times invisible, at times a target, and at times something in between. It also presents itself as something like a horror story because this is a girl who had a support structure and people who cared about her. But sometimes that isn’t enough. Especially when weighed against the ample hell that some face. (more…)
One of the internet’s most useful – and sometimes most worrying – features is its ability to track the things users frequent, to use algorithms that develop an understanding of what they like and dislike and to tailor recommendations for purchases, content and advertising to each person individually. The best way to encourage users to offer this information willingly, however, is still something that companies and websites are figuring out. Facebook now offers six different reactions so you can be explicit about your emotional response to someone’s post. This week, Netflix changed the five star rating to a thumbs up or down deal instead. (more…)