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2021 Oscars Challenge: [6] “My Octopus Teacher” — Best Documentary Feature

MY OCTOPUS TEACHER BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE While swimming in the waters of the Great African Sea Forest, filmmaker and conservationist Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus. After visiting her den every day for months, he eventually wins the animal’s trust, and as she shares the secrets of her world, Foster undergoes a transformation. Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster Being … Read More 2021 Oscars Challenge: [6] “My Octopus Teacher” — Best Documentary Feature

New Trailer: Army of the Dead — Official Teaser Trailer #1

Theatrical Release Date: May 21, 2021Directed by: Zack SnyderStudio: Netflix Synopsis: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Starring: Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro and Matthias Schweighöfer CINEMATOGRAPHERZack Snyder COMPOSERTom … Read More New Trailer: Army of the Dead — Official Teaser Trailer #1

36th Film Independent Spirit Awards: “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” — Best Documentary

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution BEST DOCUMENTARY Viewing Information INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS — FILM #5 of 33FEBRUARY 22, 2021NETFLIX BEST DOCUMENTARYNicole Newnham & James Lebrecht Film Synopsis Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution is an untold story co-directed by Emmy® … Read More 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards: “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” — Best Documentary

New Trailer: Stranger Things 4 — Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

STRANGER THINGS 4 CREATED BY: THE DUFFER BROTHERS A teaser in every sense of the word, the caption at the bottom of the YouTube video states: “From Russia with love…” as they depict a snowy landscape with a crew of men building a railroad and, surprise, David Harbour’s Jim Hopper is alive. Spoilers, you may remember Hopper sacrificing himself to kill the Mind Flayer … Read More New Trailer: Stranger Things 4 — Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

If you ever needed proof that Netflix isn’t going anywhere, just look at its nominations count for this year’s Golden Globes. It towers above the rest with a total of 17 nominations for its original films and series.

Movie Review: See You Yesterday (2019)

Time travel meets a Spike Lee joint in Netflix’s “See You Yesterday,” the low budget feature film debut from director Stefon Bristol.

New Trailer: The Laundromat — Official Netflix Trailer #1

THE LAUNDROMAT SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 DIRECTED BY: STEVEN SODERBERGH Official Synopsis: A widow investigates an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of Panama City law partners exploiting the world’s financial system. Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Cromwell, Melissa Rauch, Chris Parnell, Will Forte, David Schwimmer, Robert Patrick, and Sharon Stone Screenplay By: Scott Z. Burns Based … Read More New Trailer: The Laundromat — Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: The King — Official Trailer #1

THE KING OCTOBER 11, 2019 DIRECTED BY: DAVID MICHŌD Official Synopsis: Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Edgerton, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Robert Pattinson, and Ben … Read More New Trailer: The King — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: El Camino – A Breaking Bad Movie — Official Teaser Trailer #1

EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE OCTOBER 11, 2019 CREATED BY: VINCE GILLIGAN Official Synopsis: Following the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom. Starring: Aaron Paul and Charles Baker Screenplay By: Vince Gilligan Based On: “Breaking Bad” by Vince Gilligan Cinematography By: TBA Music By: TBA Edited By: TBA Distributor: Netflix Also onOCTOBER 11, 2019 “The Addams Family” (2019) United … Read More New Trailer: El Camino – A Breaking Bad Movie — Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Marriage Story — Official Companion Netflix Teaser Trailers #1 and #2

MARRIAGE STORY THIS FALL DIRECTED BY: NOAH BAUMBACH Official Synopsis: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Merritt Wever, Adam Driver, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda, and Kyle Bornheimer Screenplay By: Noah Baumbach Cinematography By: Robbie Ryan Music By: Randy Newman Edited By: Jennifer Lame … Read More New Trailer: Marriage Story — Official Companion Netflix Teaser Trailers #1 and #2

New Trailer: The I-Land — Official Netflix Trailer #1

THE I-LAND SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 CREATED BY: NEIL LABUTE Official Synopsis: When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are and how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home, only to discover the world is not as it seems. Starring: Kate Bosworth, Sibylla Deen, Kota Eberhardt, Gilles Geary, Natalie Martinez, … Read More New Trailer: The I-Land — Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — Official Trailer #1

THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE AUGUST 30, 2019 DIRECTED BY: LOUIS LETERRIER Official Synopsis: Returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Starring: Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, … Read More New Trailer: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Dolemite Is My Name — Official Trailer #1

DOLEMITE IS MY NAME FALL 2019 DIRECTED BY: CRAIG BREWER Official Synopsis: When Hollywood shuts him out, multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore strikes out on his own to make the 1975 blaxploitation film “Dolemite.” Starring: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Wesley Snipes, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Chris Rock, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Snoop Dogg Screenplay By: Scott Alexander Larry … Read More New Trailer: Dolemite Is My Name — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Irishman — Official Teaser Trailer #1

THE IRISHMAN SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 DIRECTED BY: MARTIN SCORSESE Official Synopsis: A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Huston, and Ray Romano Screenplay By: Steven Zaillian Based On: “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt Cinematography By: Rodrigo … Read More New Trailer: The Irishman — Official Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Stranger Things: Season Three – Official Trailer

STRANGER THINGSSEASON THREE JULY 4, 2019 NETWORK: NETFLIX By mid-1985, the era whose box office was dominated by Back to the Future, Mike and Eleven have developed a romantic relationship, as have Max and Lucas. Our heroes and heroines are living seemingly normal lives, though one year after the defeat of the Mind Flayer, things are not all what they seem in Hawkins. The … Read More New Trailer: Stranger Things: Season Three – Official Trailer

New TV Trailer: Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three – Official Netflix Trailer #1

DAREDEVIL: SEASON THREE October 19, 2018 SHOWRUNNER: ERIK OLESON Official Synopsis: Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night, who must decide between hiding from the world as a lawyer, or embracing his life as a hero vigilante when Wilson Fisk is released from prison. The season adapts elements from the “Born Again” comic storyline.  Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden … Read More New TV Trailer: Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New TV Trailer: Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three – Official Netflix Teaser #2

DAREDEVIL: SEASON THREE October 19, 2018 SHOWRUNNER: ERIK OLESON Official Synopsis: Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night, who must decide between hiding from the world as a lawyer, or embracing his life as a hero vigilante when Wilson Fisk is released from prison. The season adapts elements from the “Born Again” comic storyline.  Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden … Read More New TV Trailer: Marvel’s Daredevil Season Three – Official Netflix Teaser #2

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Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

ACTING Best Actress, Comedy Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX) Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video) Allison Janney – “Mom” (CBS) Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO) Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish” (ABC) Lily Tomlin – “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) Best Actor, Comedy Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC) Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC) Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) … Read More Spotlight: 70th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

Honest Trailers: Bright

HONEST TRAILERS: BRIGHT Netflix is your go-to for prestige TV and your last choice for movies. Now see Will Smith how you’ve always seen him before – It’s Bright! Got a tip? Email us ► feedback@screenjunkies.com Follow us on Twitter ► http://twitter.com/screenjunkies Like us on Facebook ► http://www.fb.com/screenjunkies Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey: http://youtube.com/jon3pnt0 Title design by Robert Holtby Producers – Dan Murrell, Spencer … Read More Honest Trailers: Bright

New Trailer: Benji – Official Netflix Trailer #1

BENJI Synopsis: Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue. Starring:  Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Jerod Haynes, Angus Sampson, Will Rothhaar, and Kiele Sanchez Directed By: Brandon Camp Release Date: March 16, 2018 Studio: … Read More New Trailer: Benji – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season Two – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MARVEL’S JESSICA JONES: SEASON TWO Synopsis: Jessica Jones is back as New York City’s tough-as-nails private investigator. Although this time, the case is even more personal than ever before. Fueled by a myriad of questions and lies, she will do whatever it takes to uncover the truth. Starring: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Leah Gibson, and J.R. Ramirez Release Date: March 8, … Read More New Trailer: Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season Two – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Cloverfield Paradox – Official Super Bowl Ad

THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX Synopsis: Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. Starring: Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Aksel Hennie, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, David Oyelowo, and Zhang Ziyi Directed By: Julius Onah Release Date: February 4, 2018 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: Mute – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MUTE Synopsis: Berlin. Forty years from today. Leo Beiler, a mute bartender, searches for his missing girlfriend, Naadirah, in the rolling city of immigrants where two American surgeons are the only recurring clues. Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux Directed By: Duncan Jones Release Date: February 23, 2018 Studio: Netflix

2018 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Icarus” – Best Documentary Feature

“ICARUS” Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan Director: Bryan Fogel Producers: Dan Cogan, Bryan Fogel, David Fialkow, and Jim Swartz Writers: Bryan Fogel & Mark Monroe Cinematography: Jake Swantko & Timothy Rode Distributor: Netflix Release Date: January 20, 2017 (Sundance) Run-time: 121 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Intending to prove that sports doping testing can be rigged, amateur bicyclist Bryan Fogel contacts Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the head … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [9] “Icarus” – Best Documentary Feature

New Trailer: When We First Met – Official Netflix Trailer #1

WHEN WE FIRST MET Synopsis: Noah Ashby spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams Avery Martin but gets relegated to the friend zone. He spends the next three years wondering what went wrong – until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and alter that night, and his fate, over and over again. Starring: Adam Devine, Alexandra Daddario, … Read More New Trailer: When We First Met – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Step Sisters – Official Netflix Trailer #1

STEP SISTERS Synopsis: Jamilah seems to have it all. She’s the president of her sorority, captain of the step dance crew, student liaison to the college dean, and she has been accepted to Harvard Law School. When the hard-partying white girls from Sigma Beta Beta embarrass the school, Jamilah is ordered to come to the rescue by teaching the rhythmically-challenged how to dance, in … Read More New Trailer: Step Sisters – Official Netflix Trailer #1

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Stream Guide: Marvel’s The Punisher: Season One & Mudbound

Jason Bateman starts the list off this week, with his dark comedy “Extract,” where he plays the owner of an extract company. Having marital issues, he attempts to get his wife (Kristen Wiig) to cheat on him so that he can have an affair with a co-worker (Mila Kunis), who just happens to be a con artist and is playing him. Ben Affleck, J.K. … Read More Stream Guide: Marvel’s The Punisher: Season One & Mudbound

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For Your Consideration 2017: Netflix Original Films

OKJA || For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) … Read More For Your Consideration 2017: Netflix Original Films

New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MUDBOUND Synopsis: Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. … Read More New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Bright – Official Netflix Trailer #2

BRIGHT Synopsis: In an alternate Earth where humans and fairytale creatures coexist, Scott Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it. Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, and Ike Barinholtz Directed By: David … Read More New Trailer: Bright – Official Netflix Trailer #2

New Trailer: Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Official Netflix Trailer #1

JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND Synopsis: Using 100 hours of footage from the set of “Man on the Moon,” filmmaker Chris Smith documents Jim Carrey’s transformation into legendary performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman. Starring:   Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, and Milos Forman Directed By: Chris Smith Release Date: November 11, 2017 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix Trailer #2

THE PUNISHER: SEASON ONE Synopsis: Frank Castle is haunted and hunted after the murder of his family and becomes a vigilante known in the criminal underworld as “the Punisher”, who aims to fight crime by any means necessary. Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson … Read More New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix Trailer #2

New Trailer: 1922 – Official Netflix Trailer #1

1922 Synopsis: A rancher conspires to murder his wife for financial gain and convinces his teenage son to participate. Starring: Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, and Molly Parker Directed By: Zak Hilditch Based On: “1922” by Stephen King Release Date: October 20, 2017 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix Trailer #1

THE PUNISHER: SEASON ONE Synopsis: Frank Castle is haunted and hunted after the murder of his family and becomes a vigilante known in the criminal underworld as “the Punisher”, who aims to fight crime by any means necessary. Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson … Read More New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Gerald’s Game – Official Netflix Trailer #1

GERALD’S GAME Synopsis: When a harmless sex game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind – and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Among those she confronts are ghosts from her past and a rabid dog. Starring: Carla Gugino & Bruce Greenwood … Read More New Trailer: Gerald’s Game – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

MUDBOUND Synopsis: Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm, a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not – charming and handsome, but he is haunted by his memories of combat. … Read More New Trailer: Mudbound – Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

New Trailer: Wheelman – Official Netflix Teaser #1

WHEELMAN Synopsis: A getaway driver for a bank robbery realizes he has been double crossed and races to find out who betrayed him. Starring: Frank Grillo, Garret Dillahunt, and Caitlin Carmichael Directed By: Jeremy Rush Release Date: October 20, 2017 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix “Fall In” Promo

THE PUNISHER: SEASON ONE Synopsis: Frank Castle is haunted and hunted after the murder of his family and becomes a vigilante known in the criminal underworld as “the Punisher”, who aims to fight crime by any means necessary. Starring: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson … Read More New Trailer: The Punisher: Season One – Official Netflix “Fall In” Promo

New Trailer: Little Evil – Official Netflix Trailer #1

LITTLE EVIL Synopsis: “Little Evil” is an upcoming American horror comedy film, written and directed by Eli Craig. It stars Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, and Bridget Everett. It is scheduled to be released on September 1, 2017 by Netflix. Starring: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Owen Atlas, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, and … Read More New Trailer: Little Evil – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) – Official Netflix Teaser Trailer #1

THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED) Synopsis: Estranged siblings gather in New York to celebrate their father’s work as an artist. Starring:  Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. Directed By: Noah Baumbach Written By: Noah Baumbach Release Date: October 13, 2017 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: First They Killed My Father – Official Netflix Trailer #1

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER Synopsis: Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family’s home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps. Starring:  Sareum … Read More New Trailer: First They Killed My Father – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Message From The King – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MESSAGE FROM THE KING Synopsis: A man travels from South Africa to Los Angeles with just a few hundred dollars in cash to search for his sister. 24 hours in, he learns that his sister has been murdered. Now, he has six days left to avenge her death. Starring:  Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer, and Alfred Molina Directed By: Fabrice Du Welz Release Date: … Read More New Trailer: Message From The King – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Netflix’s Stranger Things: Season 2 – Official Comic-Con Trailer

STRANGER THINGS: SEASON 2 Synopsis: The second season will take place around Halloween (October 31) of 1984, about a year after the events of the first season, and will explore the “bigger mythology” of Will’s disappearance, according to the Duffers. Levy described the second season as being about the “determined desire to return to normalcy in Hawkins” for Will, his family, his friends, and … Read More New Trailer: Netflix’s Stranger Things: Season 2 – Official Comic-Con Trailer

New Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders – Official Netflix Trailer #2

MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS Synopsis: Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of the first season of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand. Release Date: August 18, 2017 Studio: Netflix

New Trailer: Bright – Official Netflix Trailer #1

BRIGHT Synopsis: In an alternate Earth where humans and fairytale creatures coexist, Scott Ward (Will Smith) and Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it. Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, and Ike Barinholtz Directed By: David … Read More New Trailer: Bright – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Death Note – Official Trailer #2

DEATH NOTE Synopsis: In Seattle, a young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror. Based … Read More New Trailer: Death Note – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: To The Bone – Official Netflix Trailer #1

TO THE BONE || Premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, To The Bone is a drama about a young woman battling anorexia, as she seeks help and her family tries to intervene. Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror & Rules Don’t Apply) plays the young woman and it appears as though she lost a lot of weight to look the part. Also starring is Keanu … Read More New Trailer: To The Bone – Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Glow Trailer: Official Netflix Trailer #1

GLOW || Despite being based on fictionalized characters, do not be mistaken, the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (or GLOW) was a very real thing back in the ’80s. Wikipedia describes the organization as: “Colorful characters, strong women and over-the-top comedy sketches were integral to the series’ success. Most of the performers were actresses, models, dancers and/or stunt women hoping to get into show business … Read More New Trailer: Glow Trailer: Official Netflix Trailer #1

New Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders – Official Netflix Trailer #1

MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS || Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) unite in the first team-up series from Netflix and Marvel, The Defenders. Like how the Cinematic Universe issued the solo films like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk before teaming them up in The Avengers, Netflix did the same by introducing each character in … Read More New Trailer: Marvel’s The Defenders – Official Netflix Trailer #1

2016 Oscars Challenge: [4] “What Happened, Miss Simone?” – Best Documentary Feature

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop (Wikipedia). As is the case with many great artists, they are often the most troubled and Nina was … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [4] “What Happened, Miss Simone?” – Best Documentary Feature

2016 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” – Best Documentary Feature

WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor Two years ago, a Netflix documentary titled “The Square,” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film was about Egypt’s passive fight to win back their freedom, which was being encroached on by the imposing government. It was gritty, in your face, on the street, with the people involved, … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [1] “Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom” – Best Documentary Feature

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2015 Oscars Challenge: [10] Virunga – Best Documentary Feature

VIRUNGA Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, and Jon Drever The question “who gives a fuck about a monkey?” resonated in my mind from the moment I heard it in the Netflix documentary “Virunga” and for days to follow. What an ignorant statement to be made about the endangered mountain gorillas depicted in the film, coming from the mouth of an employee (of some sort) … Read More 2015 Oscars Challenge: [10] Virunga – Best Documentary Feature

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [37] The Square – One Nomination

Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer Distributed by Netflix, “The Square” is one of two documentaries that got the most exposure this Oscars season, thanks to billboards and constant advertisement from the growing instant streaming company. Second to only “The Act Of Killing”, which was a huge draw this awards season, the film is available on Netflix instantly (as were three of the other contenders) … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [37] The Square – One Nomination

Quick Review: The Square (2013)

THE SQUARE (2013) BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLFEBRUARY 23, 2014 If there is one thing I learned about myself while watching “The Square,” it is that I am completely out of touch with the worldwide news. Taking a candid look at the Egyptian population fighting their government for freedom, this political struggle has been transpiring since 2011 and I had no idea it was happening. Originally … Read More Quick Review: The Square (2013)

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Spotlight: Netflix Instant Picks – July 3rd, 2011

NETFLIX INSTANT PICKS – WEEK #4 (June 27th – July 3nd, 2011)     10 ) Rain Fall (2009) All I know is that I will give just about anything with Gary Oldman in it a shot, and I have been on the brink of watching this for the last couple years so I should probably just buck up and watch it.     … Read More Spotlight: Netflix Instant Picks – July 3rd, 2011

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Spotlight: Netflix Instant Picks – June 12th, 2011

Top 15 New Netflix Instant Picks (June 1st thru June 11th, 2011) Since I am starting this column a bit late in the month and since there were not fifteen “worthwhile” films that hit Netflix in the past week, I am going to include the first week of June in this post as well. 15 ) “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie” Relive your … Read More Spotlight: Netflix Instant Picks – June 12th, 2011