Jul
22
2019
0

Hrm. Zack Snyder doing zombie heist flick “Army of the Dead.”

Army of the Dead is described as taking place during “a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.” Assuming one takes seriously the premise*, this doesn’t sound like a bad movie concept. I’m curious as to how Snyder’s going to do it.

Out on Netflix, eventually.

Moe Lane

*I don’t mean the premise of zombies, generally, although certainly other people might be forgiven for wanting the era of zombie movies to be over. I speak of the premise that people are willing to handle or buy valuables stolen from a zombie outbreak zone. Or that ‘stealing’ even means anything, anymore. Most zombie movies assume the end of global civilization, if only because otherwise the poor shambling things would get mowed down en masse.

Jun
03
2019
8

Russo Brothers to do Magic: the Gathering show for Netflix.

Kind of surprised this hadn’t happened yet, actually. Not necessarily the Russo Brothers, mind you. But somebody:

After 26 years of supernatural success at retail, the tabletop trading-card game called “Magic: The Gathering” is getting its first Hollywood screen adaptation: Netflix has just announced an animated original series called Magic:The Gathering from executive producers Joe & Anthony Russo, the co-directors of Avengers: Endgame.

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May
28
2019
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My review of ‘Rim of the World.’

Honestly, my Tweet earlier will do.

Admittedly it might have started a little slow, but the kids had a ball making The Rim of the World and I enjoyed watching them in this movie. It’s on Netflix now if you want to watch a bunch of kids get their 1980s movie nostalgia on. I certainly did.

May
28
2019
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Quote of the Day, Netflix Wants Those Eyes On Screens, Man edition.

Interesting:

If the movie Rim of the World, which premiered on Netflix this week, looks a little familiar to you, that’s on purpose. It’s the story of four kids, thrown together at summer camp in the middle of an alien invasion, faced with the task of carrying the one object that can defeat the aliens across war-torn Los Angeles. It’s a fun ride through childhood friendship forged amid killer aliens and saving the world. Sound like a 1980s-style adventure, like what Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment used to make? Well, good.

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May
10
2019
1

The ‘I Am Mother’ Netflix trailer.

Buddy of mine sent me this the other day. I Am Mother looks interesting:

Mind you, I suspect a twist. Or several. Or that the entire trailer is a lie, which is entirely possible these days. It’s so difficult to maintain tactical surprise in entertainment, these days: the reason why the MCU went to such trouble to do so is because they absolutely had to. Remember Terminator 2? I think it was Honest Trailers who pointed out that the great revelation in that film would have had an impact like a hammer if only they didn’t blurt it out in the trailers.

Anyway, I Am Mother is out June 7th.

Apr
19
2019
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The ‘Jinn’ Netflix series teaser trailer.

Come, I will conceal nothing: I clicked on the video, certain that Jinn was just going to be some stupid foreign language drama about the blindingly insightful revelation that it sucks to be an adolescent all over the world.

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Feb
18
2019
5

Tweet of the Day, You WILL Be Made To Buy Disney+ And Hulu edition.

Disney+ for the cute stuff, Hulu for the edgy stuff. Yeah: Disney now has a majority interest in Hulu. Welcome to the 21st century! Turns megacorps are gonna be a thing, after all.

It’s gonna happen, man. — Sayeth the guy with a blog and no film industry connections. But, seriously, obvious ploy is obvious, no?

Dec
27
2018
10

Netflix to remake… *Harvey*?

Who ordered this?

There have been many attempts in Hollywood to bring the classic Jimmy Stewart dramedy Harvey to the big screen, the latest being about nine years ago with Steven Spielberg (and Tom Hanks’ name being bandied about) under a Fox/DreamWorks machination. Now Netflix is readying to pull the 6 ft. rabbit out of its hat with writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss who are set to adapt a remake of the 1950 film. Fábrica de Cine, which is in business with Netflix’s highly anticipated Martin Scorsese/Robert De Niro mob film The Irishman, is also on board to produce this one.

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Dec
18
2018
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The new ‘Kingdom’ Korean historical zombie Netflix series trailer.

Looks good.

Also: it’s a series, not a movie.  I had not realized that, the last time.  A series sounds more interesting in this context anyway.




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