Coming to Netflix: December Edition (US)
Hello my fellow stateside readers, it's that time of month which means Netflix will be delivering over 30 'new' film and television titles for the final month of 2017! Where does the time go? December's highlights include a mix of holiday goodies (some new, some old) along with some intriguing Netflix Originals! Check out the full list below. Happy Holidays!
Dark - Netflix Original Trailer
Jude Law set to star opposite Brie Larson in 'Captain Marvel'
44-year old actor will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. the original 'Captain Marvel' — Marvel Studios' first female-led superhero movie appears to be taking shape as actor Jude Law is negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Marvel’s Captain Marvel.
'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' Review
ABC was originally set to air the new 22-minute “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” as a holiday special this season, and I think it would’ve done well in the ratings. But a few months ago, Disney decided instead to release this “Frozen” tale in theaters, attached to showings of Pixar’s latest film, “Coco”.
'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Review
The recent drama “Goodbye Christopher Robin” took us behind the curtain of author A.A. Milne, with the surprisingly dark true story of the creation of the Hundred Acre Wood. “The Man Who Invented Christmas” is a slightly lighter, though just as intriguing and fascinating look at the making of a literary classic.
Pixar’s latest animated film, “Coco”, is about the traditional Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead. Three years ago there was another animated film about this holiday - “The Book of Life”. So the challenge for Pixar was to take a different perspective on it, but stay true to the culture and live-up to the studio’s very high standards.
Coming to Netflix: December Edition (UK)
Hey friends, can you believe we are nearing the final calendar month of 2017!? With the holiday almost upon us, I can't think of a better time to kick start your film and tv 'diversion' planning by checking out December's 'New to Netflix' streams. The streaming giant will be delivering over 50 'new' streams to their -yuge- digital collection and a few are definite "My List" worthy gems! Be sure to check out the entire list below (You can skip over December 17).
Creep 2 - Trailer
The Vault (2017) Trailer
Bright (Netflix Original Film) Trailer
The Crown: Season 2 - Trailer
Gareth Evans heads to Sky and Cinemax for 'Gangs of London' series
Dare I even ask if you will tune into this highly anticipated gang series? — Gareth Evans, filmmaker of our beloved The Raid series is taking his big screen vision to HBO's Cinemax and Sky Atlantic for a gangland drama titled Gangs of London.
80's arcade classic comes to life in the first trailer for 'Rampage'
Planet of the Apes meets King Kong in The Rock's latest blockbuster Rampage — The first trailer for Warner Bros. action adventure is based on a 1986 video game classic "Rampage", where players take control of gigantic monsters trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Only, 2018's live-action version puts the game's original protagonists led by George - an extremely intelligent Silverback - front and center alongside Primatologist Davis Okoye (not originally featured in the game) played by our Fast and Feuding Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.
Tarantino's ninth film finds a home; First plot details emerge
News about Tarantino's ninth film comes after the death of 83-year-old cult leader Charles Manson who died Sunday of natural causes — Deadline Hollywood announced that Sony Pictures has secured worldwide rights to Quentin Tarantino’s untitled ninth film. The deal comes after Disney, Fox , Warner Bros and Universal attempted to gain exclusive worldwide rights after the Oscar-winning filmmaker parted ways with longtime distribution partner Miramax and The Weinstein Company. Terms of Tarantino's deal have not been disclosed but are said to include a production budget of close to $100 million, first-dollar gross and final cut on the film.
When I first learned about “Downsizing”, I was surprised that Alexander Payne was attached to direct. His two previous films, “The Descendants” and “Nebraska”, were so grounded in real life events. A sci-fi fantasy about a guy who becomes really, really small seemed like a major departure for Payne.
Justice League review
Justice League tries so hard to distance itself narratively and tonally from the earlier films in the DC cinematic universe, save for Wonder Woman. You could say it largely succeeds, but to who’s benefit? I will argue no one. There are no winners when you serve the campiest Bruce Wayne/Batman since George Clooney and his nipples. I took it personal. I found this version of Batman a pure anathema. Ben Affleck didn’t seem engaged and I don’t blame him. You sign up to play the cold, cynical, calculating and tortured Dark Knight but instead, you end up playing a damaged bumbling man playing dress up because he is rich.
There’s at least one movie a year that comes out of nowhere and just speaks to me. Last year it was “Sing Street” – a joyous, deep look at growing-up and finding yourself. This year that honor belongs to “Wonder” – a family dramedy whose subtle power is nothing short of remarkable.
Incredibles Teaser Trailer
'The Star' Review
The Nativity Story has been told so many times and in so many different ways, in both live-action and animated forms – but never from the point of view of the animals involved… until now. Timothy Reckart, the director of “The Star” (he previously created the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Head Over Heels”) shared with me in an interview that this concept was originally developed in the 90s and intended for live-action, similar to “Babe”.
Justice League (2017) - Movie Review
Justice is served! Did America's most iconic superheroes come to play? Let's break it down with my take on JUSTICE LEAGUE! — Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and is the fifth film in the DCEU, followed by past features like Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman.
'Justice League' Review
DC finally delivered a post – “Dark Knight” winner earlier this year with “Wonder Woman”. But not even the presence of Gal Gadot’s Diana, along with the Caped Crusader and a few new and old friends, make “Justice League” worth getting excited about. This is a superhero film where nothing is super – and no one is exceptionally heroic.
Watch Kristen Stewart's Surreal Short Film 'Come Swim'
Stewart, who was recently seen in Olivier Assayas’ haunting drama Personal Shopper and Ang Lee's post-war adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, most recently added her third directorial credit with a beautiful short titled Come Swim