Aside from a few minor developments in terms of content and scheduling, television has remained largely the same since it was invented many decades ago. Technological advances have changed the number of channels that viewers have available to them and the kind of shows that can be created. But, for the most part, it didn’t really change up until the introduction of streaming technology became mainstream in recent years. When streaming was introduced, television became a completely different beast. Fans no longer had to wait a week – or more – for the next episode of their favourite show. They could watch entire seasons in a single day – a show could come out in the morning and be thoroughly consumed by evening. (more…)
Netflix has signed off on a second season for A Series Of Unfortunate Events with the posting of an announcement letter from Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warburton) himself. The first season is a delightfully enjoyable time for fans and those new to the story. Neil Patrick Harris is incredible as Count Olaf, the dubious uncle after the children’s fortune. Check out the letter below. (more…)
This coming Friday, the fourth “Defenders” show for Marvel and Netflix, Iron Fist will be released on the streaming service. The show will focus on Danny Rand, who returns to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years to reclaim his family company. Oh, he also knows Kung Fu and is the “Iron Fist,” based on his abilities. The show will feature actor Finn Jones as the titular character as well as a host of other actors. The first 6 episodes of the 13 episode first season were released to critics. Suffice to say, the reviews have not been pleasant. The show currently holds a 14% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been severely panned by critics universally.
Netflix, the popular streaming service that has continued to dominate all our free time has been a game changer. In addition to coining the phrase binge-watching, and giving us the perfect way to consume TV and movies from the comfort of our own homes (or on the go), the streaming service has been increasingly delivering Original Programming the same way HBO or any other premiere subscription cable service has, without the need for a cable package. We have such great shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Stranger Things, and many others. Now, it looks like Netflix will once again change the game for us.
The entertainment industry right now is positively inudated with superhero movies and TV shows. But if you weren’t familiar with the stories already, you wouldn’t necessarily recognise some of the latest releases as a part of the genre. While the main characters, for the most part, have the distinctive powers – whether through supernatural means or through feats of incredible technology – that make them so special, they increasingly bend the rules that fans have come to expect. Most noteably, a lot of heroes are deciding against wearing the iconic costumes that, for much of their careers so far, have defined them. (more…)
David Ayer and Max Landis wrote Bright, the new Will Smith Fantasy/Adventure/Buddy Cop movie set to release on Netflix in December 2017. Ayer also directs this $90 million dollar film where present day and fantasy worlds collide. Think of it as Alien Nation meets Lord of the Rings. Check out the new trailer below. (more…)
Castlevania. It’s long been one of Nintendo‘s marquee game franchise going back to the first Castlevania on the original NES way back in 1986. As the systems have been upgraded, so have the games, and like every other vampire hunter before him, Simon Belmont’s campaign to destroy all vampires has been ongoing and never-ending. The battle will move to Netflix later this year with a new animated series, and we’ve gotten our first piece of art from the show. Nothing flashy, just a poster, but it does set a tone. The moat beneath Castlevania is about to run red with blood. (We presume). (more…)
Almost all attention in Netflix’s new Marvel show Iron Fist will be focused on Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he is the titular hero of the story. Rand, a presumed dead orphan has been missing for 15 years after the plane crash that killed his parent returns to New York City to fight for his family country. At the same time, he will have to balance those responsibilities with the responsibility of being the Iron Fist of K’un L’un.
Today, Netflix released a slew of information via a bulky press release and an announcement event about the programming it has planned for the forseeable future. Along with its usual range of specials and a number of new seasons for some of the shows that have cemented Netflix as a great content creator, there was also a single line, almost buried in the rest of the information, that has a solid chunk of people pretty excited. It has now been announced that an adaptation of Castlevania will be coming to Netflix at some point this year. (more…)
The first full trailer for the upcoming Marvel and Netflix series Iron Fist has finally made its way onto the Internet. The fourth in the fantastic Marvel/Netflix street level superhero universe brings us the last of the upcoming Defenders and sets the stage for bigger things. There’s more than just one familiar face in the trailer. Rosario Dawson‘s Claire, the glue that seems to hold this universe together is there along with the villainous Madame Gau played by Wai Ching Ho. (more…)