Last month, Netflix’s teaser trailer for Lemony Snickett’s a Series of Unfortunate Events set pulses racing using only an empty set, the gravel-voiced tones of Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snickett, and a slightly haunting, whimsical sing-song voice wafting in from somewhere off-camera. This week Netflix have finally given us a glimpse of the owner of that voice, that most dastardly of villains, the dreaded Count Olaf. From the tantalizing glimpse the trailer affords us, it seems that Neil Patrick Harris will be channeling the count in all his sinister glory, and the unfortunate Baudelaire orphans are going to be in deep, deep trouble when they fall into his clutches. (more…)
Tying at least four (potentially five) of Marvel’s ground-breaking Netflix series’ together, including the so-popular- it-nearly- broke-the- site Luke Cage, The Defenders is shaping up to be all that a Marvel fan could hope for. The prospect of the protagonists of three of Netflix’s most admired series’ joining forces to fight crime has many salivating in anticipation. When Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand and Matt Murdock share a screen, there are bound to be fireworks. Today, Marvel Entertainment gave us a further taste of what is to come, confirming three additional cast members to add to an already impressive roster. (more…)
Defenders, the culmination of Marvel‘s four Netflix series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist started filming yesterday and the production isn’t wasting any time teasing fans with various characters from each series that will be making an appearance in Defenders. New York being New York, there’s also a look at Krysten Ritter‘s Jessica Jones on set. We’ve gathered all the latest Defenders Internet trickle for you in one convenient Roundup post. (more…)
Despite having a total of only seven episodes across the space of two seasons and a Christmas special, Black Mirror quickly became one of Channel4‘s most talked about shows. It was met with both critical acclaim and a cult fandom that fell in love with its dark storylines and scathing but fiercely accurate portrayal of humanity’s flaws. After achieving international success when it was released online, future seasons were purchased by Netflix and the conversation surrounding the show got a whole lot more exciting. With a bigger budget put into the hands of creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones, the show’s potential skyrocketed. (more…)
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…)