BoJack Horseman’s season five renewal is a big deal for the character’s hopeful story

09/21/2017

BoJack Horseman’s fourth season is one of the show’s heaviest — but also its most hopeful, making the just-announced fifth season very exciting. [Warning: The following may contain light spoilers for the end of BoJack Horseman season four.] Netflix ordering a fifth season of BoJack Horseman — one of its most talked-about shows — isn’t unforeseen news, but it’s never been needed more. For the past few seasons, it’s felt…

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Stranger Things’ homage to ‘80s cinema continues with stunning posters

09/15/2017

Stranger Things is a series that encompasses classic ‘80s cinema and Netflix’s marketing team behind the show’s second season doesn’t want people to forget that important fact. That’s why over the past few weeks, Netflix has been releasing a series of Stranger Things posters that pay tribute to various films from the ‘80s. A Nightmare on Elm Street, Firestarter and The Evil Dead have all received the spoof treatment. Each…

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Netflix and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig reveal new anime series Neo Yokio

09/07/2017

In 2015, Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig tweeted a photo of himself standing beside artist Jaden Smith, captioning it “things are bubbling in the sea beneath 14th street.” What the two were working on together was a mystery. Koenig wouldn’t answer any questions about it at the time and Smith never tweeted about it. Now, more than two years later, Koenig has tweeted out the first images for Neo Yokio,…

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Everything leaving Netflix, Hulu and HBO in September

09/01/2017

If you’re a fan of terrible video game movies, or pretty good horror movies, you may want to listen up — a whole lot of both are leaving the top streaming services this month. On the first of the month, Netflix is canning a few right out of the gate, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Notorious director Uwe Boll’s…

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American Vandal may be Netflix’s next best series

09/01/2017

Netflix’s American Vandal is proof that dick jokes can be done in a smart, thoughtful and hilarious way. The eight-part mockumentary miniseries, which makes its debut later this month, is a satirical take on the true crime genre. There are hints of Sarah Koenig’s Serial and Netflix’s Making a Murderer sewn into the core of American Vandal. The brilliance of American Vandal is its ability to walk the line between…

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Bright will give director David Ayer the freedom to make the action movie he wants

08/31/2017

Netflix has a lot riding on Bright, the streaming service’s first $100 million action blockbuster. Bright is a action-fantasy movie in a futuristic world where humans, elves and orcs live in separate societal classes. Elves are the most powerful, followed by humans and then orcs, who are disregarded by just about everyone. At San Diego Comic-Con, director David Ayer said the movie would also be packed with car chases, violent…

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Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light has been renamed, and we’re heartbroken

08/29/2017

A soapy retelling of a father and son bonding over Final Fantasy 14 doesn’t sound like my typical flavor of fall TV. But this Japanese Netflix drama is called Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light, so it naturally became one of my most anticipated shows. Or at least, it was when it was first announced earlier this year — it turns out Netflix has shortened the title for the show’s…

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Everything coming to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO in September

08/29/2017

Amazon, we need to talk. We’ve seen what you plan to put up for Prime streaming in September, and we’re growing concerned about your well-being. Sacred Flesh? Virgin Among the Living Dead? Successive Slidings Of Pleasure? The 2016 Ben-Hur remake?!?! Now, we understand that you’re a growing company going through some big changes. But if you don’t get your act together soon, you’re gonna end up like Break.com. And you…

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