Ever since Netflix launched its streaming service in 2007, subscribers have been anxiously awaiting the day that they would be able to find as much original content on Netflix as they could on a cable TV station or even in the movie theater. After years of waiting, 2016 might finally be the year that this pipe dream comes to pass. More →
Now that the Hobbit trilogy has ended its unexpected journey and The Lord of the Rings movies are little more than a distant memory, fans of epic medieval fantasy aren’t left with much to get excited about in the coming months.
In fact, the only real contender of 2016 might be Warcraft, a movie based on a video game. And on Sunday, we got a brand new trailer.
In 2016, Netflix is going to spend over $6 billion on content. That includes new original shows, such as Fuller House, Love and Luke Cage; and returning shows Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Daredevil. If that’s not enough, there are still going to be hundreds of licensed shows and movies to choose from throughout the year as well.
The average Netflix user in the United States isn’t missing much when they log on to their accounts to find the latest movies and shows. Sure, there’s going to be some content that’s only available abroad, but our library is by far the largest available on the service. But if you don’t live in the U.S., you can finally see everything you’re missing out on with an unofficial database. More →
The run-up to the 2016 presidential election is the gift that just keeps on giving. With characters like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the mix, the ongoing contest for the Oval Office has been nothing short of a goldmine for comedians.
And just when you thought that things couldn’t get any better, Sarah Palin last week decided to pop-in and endorse Trump for President, a turn of events that Stephen Colbert lampooned brilliantly last week. Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live also got in on the action with a hilarious spoor of Palin’s Trump endorsement. And the icing on the cake? Tina Fey made a cameo appearance during the show’s cold open where she reprised her Sarah Palin character.
A winter storm is coming to the Northeastern United States. As per usual, many of the headlines have been inflammatory and hyperbolized, but there’s no reason to panic. Just make sure your home is stocked with all the necessities, keep a tab or two open in your browser with your favorite weather sites and make a bowl of chili.
And remember, while you’re tucked away all warm and cozy, some other sap is slipping on an ice patch.
Movies… what a roller coaster ride! Just a few days go we learned that Star Wars VIII isn’t going to be released in late May 2017, as was initially announced. Boo! But then we found out that December 2017 will be a glorious month for moviegoers as the new Star Wars episode and Avatar 2 were set to duke it out in theaters. Yay!
However, it’s time to curb our enthusiasm once again, as James Cameron’s first of three upcoming Avatar films won’t be ready for that highly anticipated Christmas 2017 debut.
Earlier this week, Netflix announced that it plans to spend upwards of $6 billion on content this year, which includes both licensing deals and funding for original shows and movies. Following such an audacious claim, you might not be surprised to learn that Netflix revealed just hours later that it has added five more original indie movies to its 2016 slate.
When Netflix said recently that it would begin to block VPN users, many people shrugged it off thinking the move was all talk. Well, we have some bad news for you this morning: It wasn’t all talk. Reports are now emerging that Netflix has begun to actively block VPN users in at least one country from accessing its service. More →
Over the weekend, Netflix announced that Jessica Jones would return for a second season. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering all of the accolades and attention that the show received, but apparently it was a bit of a shock for Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, who told reporters on Sunday that he found out at the same time as everyone else. More →
I’ve long been a fan of movie trailer recuts and recently stumbled across a new gem: the 90s classic comedy Dumb & Dumber shot as an Oscar worthy film. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Dumb & Dumber is a famously goofy film, which made me a bit skeptical that there was even enough footage that could be repurposed as dramatic scenes.
But to my pleasant surprise, the trailer delivers; a few quotes taken out of context, some inspirational music, and wallah!, a seemingly moving and touching film that mirrors some of the more common themes found in traditional Oscar worthy movies.
Yesterday was a big day for fans of DC comic book characters. We got our first look at the heroes that will make up the Justice League, we saw the official logo for the Wonder Woman movie, we were treated to a new trailer for Suicide Squad and we finally had a chance to see footage from Wonder Woman as well. More →