Oct
31
2018
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The far too unbattered first look at Henry Cavill’s Geralt.

Far, far too unbattered.

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Sep
28
2018
2

The ‘Outlaw King’ trailer.

I’m surprised I missed this.

Chris Pine! Is! Robert the Bruce!  Believe it or not, that stuff in the Outlaw King trailer may not be entirely inaccurate; Scottish history can be, ah, dramatic at times.  Although it seems to be stopping before the battle of Bannockburn, for some reason.  Guess I’ll find out why when it hits Netflix in November.

Sep
26
2018
10

Bunch of Netflix/Amazon series I *could* be watching.

Black Mirror, Altered Carbon, Disenchantment, Dragon Prince, Black Lightning, the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel*, Electric Dreams… anybody got an opinion?  Or an alternative suggestion? Obviously, I like the SF genre; but if something is really, really good (and also funny) I’ll think about something more mainstream.  Note: everything on here I can watch without subscribing to anything, so I’m not all that interested in spending more money or anything.

Thoughts?

Moe Lane

*…What?  I heard it was good.

Jul
09
2018
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Netflix bringing ‘Ghoul’ in August.

This looks promising: Netflix is going to be streaming “its first Indian original horror series” in August:

Based on Arabic folklore, “Ghoul” is set in a covert detention center and follows an interrogator who arrives at the facility to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world. Written and directed by Patrick Graham (“Phir Se”,) and starring Radhika Apte (“Padman”) and Manav Kaul (“Tumhari Sulu”,) “Ghoul” is a co-production between Blumhouse Productions, Ivanhoe Pictures and India’s Phantom Films.

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Feb
05
2018
1

So apparently the new Cloverfield’s on Netflix.

As in, Cloverfield: Paradox dropped direct-to-Netflix last night.  Everybody I’ve seen talking about it liked it, unless they were a critic, in which case they hated it. Anybody seen it yet? I’m already behind on my movie watching and it’s barely February.

Dec
11
2017
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Witcher series moves along with coming to Netflix.

OK. I don’t know if I can approve of a Witcher TV series. It’s not because of the producer

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich will adapt fantasy saga “The Witcher” into a series for Netflix, Variety has learned.

Like the stories on which it is based, Netflix’s “The Witcher” chronicles monster hunters who, with training and body modification, develop supernatural abilities at a young age to battle deadly beasts. Hissrich will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Her writing and co-executive producer credits include Marvel-produced superhero dramas “The Defenders” and “Daredevil” for Netflix and Starz’s “Power.” She is represented by UTA.

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Sep
19
2017
3

Netflix nicely cease-and-desists a Stranger Things pop-up bar.

My first reaction: “What’s a pop-up bar?” I don’t know this because I’m old (for the purposes of this discussion), have never been particularly hip, and genially loathe the nearest major metropolitan area to me*.  Anyway, Netflix found out that there was a Stranger Things-themed pop-up bar, and they managed to find a way to warn  the owners that “the Netflix lawyers will rip them into a parallel dimension and suck the life from their bodies” (if the pop-up continues, unsanctioned) without actually sounding like jackwagons:   (more…)

Aug
09
2017
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Netflix acquires Millarworld.

Link here: what this basically means is that Netflix can now draw (heh) on Mark Millar’s comic properties when making its own comic book movies or shows.  Assuming that Netflix wants to do that. And why would they want to do that, anyway? — Aside from the fact that Marvel and DC are raking in the big bucks, of course. Which is why Netflix wants to do that.

There was also a list of what Millar properties should be immediately optioned, but I’m not linking to it because it was a stupid list.  And why was it a stupid list?  Because it didn’t have Starlight on it. Yes, I know that that’s supposed to be going to 20th Century Fox, but that studio hasn’t done anything with it and do we really want them to, anyway?  Starlight is probably my favorite Millar comic; it should get made into a miniseries, pronto.

May
24
2017
2

Castlevania coming to Netflix as an animated series.

I never played Castlevania, because I never had a NES, because I was lucky to have a Commodore 64.  But if this was your jam*, back in the day, then Netflix wants your attention.  Apparently Warren Ellis is doing the writing, too:

Amusing intro to that trailer, too.  It’s what convinced me to put it up, in fact.  It’s the little things, huh?

Moe Lane

*Did I say that right?  I’m pretty sure that’s what the kids say, these days. It seemed weirdly appropriate.

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