The Pandemic makes it challenging to predict when will the global economy opens up again.Disney tried to cut with their losses by making a Cinematic movie like Mulan into a rental movie. It resulted in an overly polarizing reaction from the audiences and critics alike. Theatrical releases from Motion Picture companies are becoming rare. Most theaters have reruns and Independent films.
Fox and Marvel’s New Mutants was a failure at the box office. No time to die is Daniel Craig’s last movie as James Bond because he wanted to move one from the role. This movie was in developmental hell for a long time. Tom Hiddleston almost got the coveted role of the British playboy icon. Daniel Craig was done with playing the character despite MGM offering him a large amount of money. Craig eventually accepted playing Bond again, for lesser money than he got initially offered.
After multiple negotiations, MGM gets to convince Craig to play 007 for one last time. One of the twists of this film is the actress Lashana Lynch taking over the moniker of 007 from James Bond. Not much plot got revealed. She will play the role of an agent named Nomi, and she will take over Bond’s code number.
Apple and Netflix are both negotiating with MGM because MGM is now trying to sell the movie for streaming. The film is originally for cinematic release, after all, that developmental and production chaos. Both Tech giants are offering a wealthy amount of money to make this film an exclusive original for their streaming platforms.
Both parties are willing to pay a lot of cold cash to get the exclusivity for this content. The bidding war is still going on. If Netflix closes the deal, it will be free for subscribers. Apple could do the opposite.
If anything sums up how frustrating it is to be a Netflix viewer, it’s this: last Sunday, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance won the Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program. The following morning, Netflix announced the show’s cancellation.
Age Of Resistance was a prequel to the classic 1982 film, focusing on the rise of the buzzard-like Skeksis and the eventual fall of the elfin Gelflings that previously thrived in the land of Thra. The look and feel of the program was very faithful to the movie and, as a result, it looked like no other TV show on the air right now, which is saying a lot considering HOW MANY SHOWS we’ve got these days.
“We can confirm that there will not be an additional season of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” said executive producer Lisa Henson sorrowfully. “We know fans are eager to learn how this chapter of The Dark Crystal saga concludes and we’ll look for ways to tell that story in the future. We are so grateful to Netflix for trusting us to realize this ambitious series; we are deeply proud of our work on Age of Resistance, and the acclaim it has received from fans, critics, and our peers, most recently receiving an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Program.”
The Jim Henson Company had an outlined plan and a full arc planned for Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, and it was part of their pitch to the streamer. Season One of the series ended in a cliffhanger, under the assumption that they would be allowed to tell the rest of the story. No such luck.
This movie is so controversial that many subscribers of Netflix threaten to unsubscribe. Many of them said they will cancel their Netflix accounts. You can also see it managed to spawn to Change.org petitions against it. Over 600 thousand people already signed against this movie. I have never seen a movie that managed to unite people of the leftwing and rightwing spectrum of politics. Both sides are criticizing the shenanigans out of this movie.
Netflix’s original movie Cuties is so controversial that Christians, Muslims, and Atheists united to have this movie taken down. The Youtube trailer of this Sundance Film Festival winner stirred a lot of controversies.
#Cancelnetflix trended number one on Twitter because Netflix decided to continue streaming this movie. Despite the opposition of many people against this film, it is now available for all the audience to see.
Cuties or Mignonnes is directed by female director Maïmouna Doucouré. She said she made this movie to stop the sexualization of children in mainstream media. Very Ironic on her part because the reason why this movie is so controversial is the fact it has 11-year-old girls twerking to follow their dreams. “Cuties” is rated-MA, which means the actresses from the film are not even allowed to watch their movie. The video below shows more of her explanations on why she made such a movie.
There is a crazy gap in the like-dislike ratio of the trailer. This picture explains everything.
The Synopses didn’t help this movie at all. “Cuties” is about an 11-year old girl named Amy who grew up in a strict Muslim Household. She lives in 2 worlds, Her French Senegalese family and the Westernized French society. Amy will rebel from her family’s culture and traditions when she met a twerking dance crew of girls of the same age as her. The critics who defended this film claims that you cannot judge a movie until you watched it.
Something interesting happened today: Netflix suddenly offered a bunch of content for free. Is there a catch? Not technically, but upon examination, you can definitely see how Netflix plans to benefit from it.
The streamer is offering three movies free of charge: the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird Box, the Oscar-nominated The Two Popes, and one Sandler thing that isn’t Uncut Gems so who cares (Murder Mystery, co-starring Jennifer Aniston).
There’s a larger selection of shows, but only the first episodes of them, followed by a Netflix commercial. The idea is to get you hooked and then ask for a subscription…get the gimmick now?
The shows offered are all over the place. Stranger Things is there, of course, but so are Grace and Frankie, Our Planet, Love Is Blind, When They See Us, Elite, and for some reason, Boss Baby: Back In Business. Boss Baby is also the only children’s program Netflix is offering here…they own plenty that’s of higher quality than that. Throw in a Dragon Prince or She-Ra, come on.
No word on how long this promo will last, but if you’re one of the few that doesn’t already pay for Netflix (or bum off someone else’s account), you can see this stuff subscription-free on this page. They are only available on your browser or on Android devices.
Unless your show starts with the word “Stranger” and ends with “Things,” you’re never truly safe at Netflix. The axe-wielding streamer has just announced the sudden cancellation of their sci-fi drama Altered Carbon, after a lot of hype and hopes that it would become their next mature-audience hit.
Altered Carbon was a story set in a future cyberpunk dystopia where money literally means life. Technology has advanced to the point where human brains can be stored as data and transferred into a new host, thereby extending the participating party’s life indefinitely. Since it’s an expensive procedure, it’s a privilege only enjoyed by the wealthy…or the friends of the wealthy, in the case of Takeshi Kovacs, the resurrected soldier and focus of the short-lived show.
Some of Netflix’s most recent cancellations have been due to the COVID-19 shutdown, like The Society. But they claim a different reason for this one: the expense of all the CGI work and special effects was too much to cover the cost of making it. As for the ratings, we don’t know, since Netflix rarely shares the numbers and usually lies when they do.
If there is ONE Netflix original that is safe to watch, it’s The Dragon Prince, which was just granted a multi-season renewal to tell its complete story. Lean on that one.
The television and film industry is slowly firing the machine back up, and as you might imagine, it’s a delicate and tricky process. Netflix will resume filming Season 2 of The Witcher on August 17, and the staff is currently setting up the necessary precautions and safety measures. How do you plan out a fantasy epic under such conditions? Like this:
First day back after mid spring lock down on Witcher S2. Learning to social distance with my show runner /Exec producer, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. She can conjure narrative and character with a muscular control like the great Houdini. @LHissrich pic.twitter.com/HVHpuDPSd1
On the right: episode director Stephen Surjik. On the left, showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. They’re in a meeting, faces covered, six feet apart and separated by plastic. Hissrich herself shared her own photo from the set:
I answered a FaceTime call on set from my seven year old in this PPE.
Doubly guarded in masks and face shields, Lauren proved unrecognizable to her own son at home. The actors have yet to join them, but their first day back is coming shortly…
We doubt Geralt and Ciri will be wearing PPE gear in their next episode, so it’ll be interesting to see how the actual filming itself is dealt with. Computers? Maybe. NBC’s recent 30 Rock reunion special featured a scene of affection between two characters that was achieved by matting one over the other in post. The effect was more convincing than you might assume.
Season 2 is estimated to be ready for air sometime in 2021. In addition to the regular show, Netflix has several other Witcher-branded products in development, including a prequel series about the original Witcher.
Which do you think will be released first — the next George RR Martin book, or the Beyond Good And Evil sequel? Feels like a toss-up, doesn’t it?
Today Ubisoft announced something related to Beyond Good And Evil at last….but it wasn’t a video game. They’re working with Netflix on adapting the game’s world to television. Details are light at this point and we don’t know if they mean the original Beyond Good And Evil, or the second one nobody has played yet. We do know some of the wilder characters (like the pig from #1, or the monkey from #2) could be involved, as the project is described as a live-action / animation hybrid.
The original Beyond Good And Evil came out in 2003, at a time when the gamer market was changing and no one knew which way the winds were blowing specifically. Macho games targeting meathead bros were rising in sales, while the traditional mascot platformer genre, which had formerly dominated the business, was dying an agonizing (yet very edgy) death.
Beyond Good And Evil got caught up in this. It had an off-putting title, a scowling woman on its cover (this was a time when countless PS2 games shared that marketing trait) and involved a talking pig, which got it mistakenly mixed up with the mascot stuff. It didn’t sell very well at all, but the savvy crowd knew Michel Ancel, creator of Rayman, was behind it — and they refused to let it be forgotten.
The game was converted to HD and resold digitally on more modern platforms, and all the while, Ancel swore there was a Beyond Good And Evil 2 coming eventually. Years and years went by without any proof, until without warning a trailer appeared at E3 2017. It bore little resemblance to the beloved original, and appeared to be an open-world prequel chasing current trends. There was also a LOT more swearing.
Is this announced show a sign that Beyond Good And Evil 2 is closer to completion than we know? No one can say. We do know it’s part of a more aggressive effort from Ubisoft to chase TV adaptions of their properties — yesterday the same company announced an animated Spinter Cell show, also for Netflix.
Take it from someone who was there: Jurassic Park was by far the biggest movie of 1993. The toys and merch were everywhere. Every kid in the world wanted to go see it, and THAT was a bit controversial back then. The film was regarded as too frightening for children; unlike previous movies where man and dinosaur met, this one did not hold back on what a disadvantage man would actually have.
The thing about horror is that you cannot scare people the same exact way twice. Defenseless humans at the mercy of large, toothy reptiles was nightmarish when no one had seen it so vividly before. Numerous sequels later, we’ve been desensitized to the point where we can outright make a show targeted DIRECTLY at kids, about dinosaurs trying to eat kids, and get away with it.
That show is Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, a CG animated series premiering on Netflix in September. The setup is what we’ve come to expect: a group of rambunctious teenagers have signed up for a summer camp program at Jurassic World, only for the park to shut down and things to go wrong. For the record, the series is set during the events of the first Jurassic World movie, so it’s not like they built this park back up to make the mistake a THIRD time. (It’s actually the second.)
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous stars Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs), Glen Powell (Scream Queens), Paul-Mikél Williams (Westworld), Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin), Ryan Potter (Titans), Raini Rodriguez (Austin & Ally) and Kausar Mohammed (Cannon Busters). It premieres September 18 on Netflix.
It was already going to take a while before we saw the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher, and now the pandemic has made the wait even longer. How can we pass the time, besides playing the video game again? Netflix has an idea….a six-part prequel spinoff miniseries that will reveal how the Witchers came to be in the first place!
Oh, wait…since they’re just getting started now, it’ll be impossible to finish it before Season 2 appears in 2021. So much for the filler idea, but we’re still doing this.
1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be.
Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
As the tweet says, the showrunner of the original (Lauren Schmidt Hissrich) will serve as executive producer for Blood Origin. Declan de Barra will be the actual showrunner of this one and author Andrzej Sapkowski will be on hand to provide input — and good thing, too, as there is no “Origin of the Witchers” book to base this on. It’s our hope that his influence will keep the project from going off the rails in the way Game of Thrones did when they ran out of GRRM material.
“I’ve always been fascinated by the rise and fall of civilizations, how science, discovery, and culture flourish right before that fall,” says deBarra. “How vast swathes of knowledge are lost forever in such a short time, often compounded by colonization and a rewriting of history. Leaving only fragments of a civilization’s true story behind. The Witcher: Blood Origin will tell the tale of the Elven civilization before its fall, and most importantly reveal the forgotten history of the very first Witcher.”
In addition to Blood Origin and the original series, Netflix also has a Witcher anime film in development.
For a long time, Netflix had been secretive on the ratings of the originals they have on their Library that is why sometimes fans get shocked when a show that is thought to be popular got canceled because Netflix had been secretive of their ratings for a long time. There will be movies you will be expecting to be on this list but shockingly didn’t make it.
But now they just revealed the ratings of their Originals but movies and not the programs. Netflix released a top 10 list of the most-watched Netflix original movies of all time. What did the 167 million subscribers of Netflix watch the most?
Surprisingly, Noah Centineo stars only in one of these movies because Netflix surely likes to hire him a lot.
These are the most-watched Netflix movies on their debut! Thanks to the Pandemic. I get to watch all of these movies so I can give you a glimpse of their synopses without giving out spoilers. I
1. Extraction – 99 million
This action movie starring Hollywood Superstar Chris Hemsworth is about an Australian former SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) turned Mercenary who was hired to rescue the teenage son of a drug lord who got kidnapped in Bangladesh. It is a fun and fast-paced action movie that action fans will enjoy even though it got a fair amount of criticism from critics. The pacing of the movie reminds me of video games where the talking portion is cutscenes and the action scenes are gameplay. This movie is successful that a sequel is already in the works.
2. Bird Box – 89 million
This horror-thriller is based on a novel of the same title. It is about A mother named Mallory Hayes (played by Academy award-winning actress Sandra Bullock) Who tries to survive a road of obstacles together with 2 children as they try to escape an entity that drives people to suicide when they see it. Malory and the children will try to survive blindfolded!
This movie makes you fear the unknown that you can’t see. This movie became a huge hit by getting viral in social media. So it is a hit because of word of mouth. It thrilling and intense experience where you will feel vulnerable for characters.
3. Spenser Confidential – 85 million
This action movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Winston Duke is a typical Buddy cop action movie that will give you nostalgia from past Buddy cop hits like Lethal Weapon, 21 Jump Street, and Rush Hour. If those movies are your Jam you might enjoy this one even though it follows a lot of typical Buddy cop tropes.
4. 6 Underground – 83 million
Is an action movie about a secret group of Vigilantes lead by A billionaire named Gray who was played by Ryan Reynolds. The group is planning to assassinate a dictator to free a country from its cruel regime. It is a visual experience because of the eye-catching special effects but this movie is kind of a Walmart version of The Fast and the furious franchise.
5. Murder Mystery – 73 million
A comedy starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. It is about a married couple who ends up investigating a murder that happened in a Billionaire’s Yacht. I know Adam Sandler recently redeemed himself with doing movies like Uncut Gems but this movie is before Uncut Gems and after Jack and Jill.
6. The Irishman – 64 million This is a very amazing epic crime film starring some of the greatest actors of all time like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Ray Romano. Rather than talking about the plot, I want to talk about the visual effects of this movie. CGI managed to make elderly actors become decades younger again! A movie like this could be the future of Hollywood. Actors won’t be needing plastic surgery and botox to look younger. The age-defying visual effects put me on awe. This movie is also the most praised by critics of all the movies on this list.
7. Triple Frontier – 63 million This heist action movie stars Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. It is about some former US Special forces members who reunited to heist Mission in the Multiple borders of South America. I found this to be a better movie than Extraction but It was my acquired taste and I understand why the latter is more successful.
8. The Wrong Missy – 59 million This comedy stars David Spade and Lauren Lapkus. It is about a man who accidentally invited a bad date he tries to avoid instead of the girl of his dreams. Imagine being stuck on a cruise with the terrible date you want to get rid of. Lauren Lapkus was entertaining as she plays a crazier and over the top version of the Manic Pixie Dreamgirl trope. Usually, in Romcoms, The Manic Pixie dream girl is the ideal girl men wants but this movie proves how terrible they are if they are real.
9. The Platform – 56 million This is the only Foreign film that made it on the top 10. This Spanish horror film is loved by the critics and got higher rotten tomato scores that most movies on this list that is on the top side. Though this movie is not about a viral outbreak, it is going to resonate well with people suffering from quarantining.
10. The Perfect Date – 48 million It’s A typical teen rom-com starring Noah Centineo. It is about guy teenage girls who can hire via an app and be their perfect date. Netflix loves Noah Centineo and this movie so much that there is another movie titled Swiped with the same plot and also stars Noah Centineo.
The Transformers have been staples of animation nearly as long as they’ve been mainstays of the toy rack. They’ve starred in plenty of cartoons throughout their thirty-plus years of existence, some better than others. The best examples are the ones made by people who take the lore seriously — which is why we’re optimistic about Rooster Teeth’s upcoming prequel trilogy, War On Cybertron.
Originally announced as three movies (hence the “trilogy”), War On Cybertron will instead be split up into six 22 minute episodes apiece. The first of these, subtitled Siege, will premiere on Netflix at the end of this month.
The Autobots are on Earth because civil war wrecked their home planet of Cybertron, and the Decepticons are here because they’re jerks who followed them. Rooster Teeth’s trilogy retells how that all went down. Turns out the fate of Optimus’s home planet came down to one decision…
The war that has torn apart their home planet of Cybertron is at a tipping point. Two leaders, Optimus Prime and Megatron, both want to save their world and unify their people, but only on their own terms. In an attempt to end the conflict, Megatron is forced to consider using the Allspark, the source of all life and power on Cybertron, to “reformat” the Autobots, thus “unifying” Cybertron. Outnumbered, outgunned, and under SIEGE, the battle-weary Autobots orchestrate a desperate series of counterstrikes on a mission that, if everything somehow goes right, will end with an unthinkable choice: kill their planet in order to save it.
F.J. DeSanto, who has written many Transformers comic books, served as showrunner for Transformers: War On Cybertron Trilogy: Siege. The six-part first chapter stars Jake Foushee as Optimus Prime, Jason Marnocha as Megatron, Linsay Rousseau as Elita-1, Joe Zieja as Bumblebee, Frank Todaro as Starscream, Rafael Goldstein as Ratchet, Keith Silverstein as Jetfire, and Todd Haberkorn as Shockwave.
Transformers: War On Cybertron Trilogy: Siege launches on Netflix July 30.
Netflix is about to give us a series about a warrior nun. If you ask us, it’s about time. What have we been paying our subscriptions for all these years, with the complete lack of karate-kicking young girls in leather habits? Fortunately the error is about to be corrected.
Ava is a laid-back, nihilistic goth who doesn’t care about much, and doesn’t see a point to her life until the day she wakes up in an ancient temple on a slab. She briefly died, but was resurrected by a secret society of nuns — with superpowers! Now she’s joined them, and the halo mark on her back allows her to pass through solid objects (and she may have other powers, but the trailer moves quickly).
The only thing more surprising than a Netflix show about a warrior nun is its origin. It’s based on a manga called “Warrior Nun Areala”….which did not originate in Japan. It’s a property of Antarctic Press, the first company to see the manga trend rising and capitalize on it. Not by licensing actual manga, but by creating their own.
Titles like Ninja High School, Gold Digger and Warrior Nun Areala have rabid cult fanbases to this day, but they are about as niche as you can get, and even with today’s frenzy of every comic book property getting scooped up by one studio or another, I never expected to see anything from AP get adapted. The fact that it got announced on the same day as New Pokemon Snap makes today extra-interesting as I never expected that either.
As for the series, we were sold on the title, but the tagline “F***s given? Nun” completely won us over. Warrior Nun comes to Netflix July 2.