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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to debut its next series on Netflix, Jessica Jones by the end of the year. In addition to featuring the character of Jessica Jones, a former superheroine turned private investigator, it will also feature the debut of superhero Luke Cage, who will then go on to star in his own Netflix series. While the Luke Cage Netflix series will be premiering sometime in 2016, casting is now well underway. Villains and heroes are now taking shape.

It is known that Mike Colter (The Good Wife) will play Luke Cage, while Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard is reportedly onboard – and now, more familiar TV actors have just joined the hard-bitten series. (more…)

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Oh the Internet is always coming up with ways to find out what’s what. A Reddit user, UnbreakablJimmySmits, recently found out that if he added a number to the URL for the upcoming Netflix/Marvel Jessica Jones series, http://www.netflix.com/title/80002311, then suddenly there are all the episode titles for the first season. Of course Netflix is getting everything loaded up and it looks like everything is ready for Netflix to flip that switch and turn on Jessica Jones. Do you wanna know what the titles are?

Oh yeah… SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!!!! Do not pass go and collect $200 if you’re saving yourself for the binge weekend and don’t want to know anything else about Jessica Jones.

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A great, big shared common universe is something that’s wonderful to take advantage of with all the various characters, plots and details, but it does lead to a particular conundrum: How do you distinguish one project from the other? There’s the rub, and one that Marvel Studios is confronting with their quintet of Netflix shows. We’ve seen Daredevil, and it was excellent, but what will distinguish it from the next series, Jessica Jones, not to mention the three other series that will follow? That was one of the questions put to the people in charge of the show during the Television Critics Association Press Tour. (more…)

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Most people aren’t enamored with the concept of documentaries. The premise of spending 1-2 hours watching a program under the guise of educational exploration is lost on those who’d rather have their entertainment be anything but. It’s true, there is a time for learning and there is a time for entertainment. A good documentary, however, does both. A good documentary will hook you with a prospective topic – something you’re mildly curious about or something you never knew you’d be interested in – and takes you on an enlightening journey that expands your mind, all whilst leaving you feel entertained. No one truly likes spending time learning stuff, but everyone does like feeling like the smartest guy/girl in the room. A good documentary leaves you feeling smarter and more informed, with the least amount of effort from you as possible.

The following entries make up some of the best, fascinating, and nerd approved documentaries that you can watch right now on Netflix. So sit back, relax, and be prepared to learn some shit via your Television or streaming mobile device.  (more…)

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are bringing back the world’s smartest dog and his boy Sherman back to the small screen. That’s right, Mr. Peabody and Sherman may have tanked at the box office as a 3D animated film, but Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are taking another shot at the subject using 2D animation much more like the original four-minute shorts that were part of the 1960’s cartoon program The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. (more…)

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The helm of the Punisher in films has been played by: Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson, with each iteration only being only slightly better than the last.  Marvel’s Daredevil Season Two on Netflix’s will see The Punisher on screen once more, this time played by Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal.  Will fans get a proper Punisher this time around? According to ex-Daredevil showrunner, Steven DeKnight, fans can expect this version of the character to be true to the comic series.  (more…)

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Obviously, Daredevil generated a lot of excitement when it premiered on Netflix earlier this year. Although Marvel Studios‘ other television endeavours haven’t been universally-praised, the Netflix format and distribution structure were definite assets for Daredevil, a bone-crunching, high-stakes, complex crime drama. But can lightening strike twice? Netflix has four more Marvel series to launch, and the next up at plate is Jessica Jones. Expected later this year, Jones can be seen as almost a bigger gamble than Daredevil, but after the success of the Man Without Fear’s series, can the private investigator formally known as Jewel possibly surpass expectations with her own series? Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is betting on ‘Yes.’ (more…)