From the highly anticipated TV adaptation of The Boys (from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson) to the James Gunn produced superhero horror thriller Brightburn – here are my Top 10 Upcoming Shows and Films of 2019: Read more
Sometimes, the best cinematic stories are the simplest ones. They don’t have to have a moment that defines the movie that will be remembered for years to come. And they don’t necessarily have to have a character that will be shown as cinema’s most memorable ever. Sometimes, cinematic stories are as ordinary as the lives most of us live. However, at the same time, they can be just as rich and extraordinary as our own. Director Alfonso Cuarón’s latest feature is a simplistic masterclass in storytelling. It’s a personal story about love, courage, hope, change, and home. This is Roma.
The Umbrella Academy is an upcoming Netflix original series from showrunner Steve Blackman (Fargo, Altered Carbon) and adapted by the Darkhorse Comics series from writer Gerard Way and artist Gabriel Ba. Starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige, the series debuts season one on February 15, 2019. Read more
When it comes to anthology films, they are usually more miss than hit. And when it comes to original films from Netflix, quite honestly, it’s a tossup. But bringing in the Coen Brothers, who are some of the best filmmakers in the industry over the past few decades, things are sure to look promising for both the anthology genre and Netflix’s original film catalogue. Originally conceived as a six-part miniseries, the Coen Brothers pieced together all the stories into one, two-plus hour film called The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Playing out from one crazed, western story to the next like flipping through a book (literally), Buster Scruggs is easily the Coen Brothers’ best movie since True Grit. Featuring a collection of great off-the-wall characters, blended with the Coen Brothers’ signature dark humor inserted in dramatic events, it’s difficult not to enjoy the events that play out from one chapter to the next (no matter how dark or grim they may get).
Apostle is an upcoming Netflix original film from director Gareth Evans (The Raid Franchise). Starring Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Michael Sheen, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner and Kristine Froseth, the film will stream exclusively on Netflix October 12, 2018. Read more
The Witcher is an upcoming 8-episode Netflix series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Defenders, Power) is spear-heading the project, adapted from the series of novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski. Read more
13 Reasons Whyis one of Netflix’s most popular and controversial shows. When season one hit the streaming service last year, the show received a lot of criticism for it’s depiction of the teen suicide. Despite this, the show drew in the ratings and was eventually renewed for a second season. Viewers were able to binge through season two over the weekend, which somehow upped the scope of the world within the show and delved deeper into the seldom talked about dramas and issues of modern day teenagers. While season one focused on how people’s actions can affect a person, this season shows how everyone can have an influence on everyone with their decisions. Read more
13 Reasons Why is coming to DVD April 13, 2018! The highly acclaimed Netflix original series starring Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford returns for season two later this year, but fans will want to check out the home release for never-before-seen special features. Enter now for a chance to win a copy! Read more
From Netflix and creator Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) comes the horror comedy series Santa Clarita Diet. Starring Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skylar Gisondo and Joel McHale (among other guest stars), the first season is streaming now while season 2 debuts March 23, 2018. Read more
As the landscape of theatrical releases is drastically changing (less screens, limited runs), more and more people are comfortable watching major films the day of release in the comfort of their own homes. Netflix continues to release impressive and original big budget films like Gerald’s Game, Okja and MANY more – here are my top 5: Read more
From Netflix and Matt Sazama, Burk Sharpless comes the reboot of the sci-fi cult classic series Lost in Space. Starring Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Ignacio Serricchio, Max Jenkins, Taylor Russell and Mina Sundwall the series will available to stream April 13, 2018. Read more
From Netflix and creator Charlie Brooker (Dead Set) comes the dark sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror. Series 1, 2, 3 and a Christmas special are currently available on Netflix with an upcoming fourth season of 6 episodes to debut exclusively on the streaming service December 29, 2017. Read more