“Something’s way off, all over the country…” Netflix has revealed a trailer for the documentary Saving Capitalism, based on Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s book of the same name. His book attempts to provide a more focused concept of how America save itself, fix its economy, and maintain capitalism as the financial system of the country. “As income and wealth go to the top, more Americans are left behind. Now it’s up to those ordinary Americans to change the rules.” This seems like one of those nice economics documentaries, kind of like Freakonomics, that attempts to take the big ideas and present them in a way that’s understandable and digestible. I’m honestly not fully supportive of the idea of “saving capitalism”, but I do support Netflix docs, so I’m featuring this anyway. It’s always good to hear all the different arguments. ›››
“You don’t listen to me… you’re gunna get hurt.” Netflix has revealed a new full-length trailer for an action film titled Wheelman, about a “wheelman” getaway driver. We featured a teaser trailer for this last month, and here’s the full trailer to follow that. Wheelman is told entirely from the perspective of the driver, with most shots inside the car, taking place over the course of one night and one bank robbery that goes terribly wrong. Frank Grillo plays the wheelman, co-starring Garret Dillahunt, Caitlin Carmichael, Wendy Moniz, and William Xifaras. This actually looks pretty damn good, and buzz from Fantastic Fest seems to indicate it might even exceed expectations. This really does look a lot like a grittier Baby Driver, though. ›››
“This Friday the 13th – brush your teeth, put on your PJs, and run like hell.” Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a new horror comedy titled The Babysitter, from director McG (who has resigned from Hollywood and moved over to Netflix, thankfully). The movie is about a young boy who has the hots for his babysitter. When she brings her friends over to his house for a night of fun, he discovers they’re actually part of a satanic cult. Then it twists into a fun survival horror, where he must fight back and figure out how to make it through the night. Starring Judah Lewis as the kid, with Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Leslie Bibb, Hana Mae Lee, Robbie Amell, Emily Alyn Lind, and Andrew Bachelor. This actually doesn’t look so bad, it’s bloody and violent and seemingly quite funny, who would’ve thought. Take a look. ›››
Are you gaga for Gaga? Netflix has unveiled an official trailer for a documentary called Gaga: Five Foot Two, an inside look at the life of Lady Gaga filmed over eight months. Directed by the filmmaker of Banksy Does New York and Me at the Zoo, the film goes behind the scenes with “pop provocateur” Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show. It’s premiering at Toronto Film Festival starting this week, which is why this trailer is hitting now. Even if you thought you knew everything about her and have seen other films about her, this seems to be a very definitive inside look at her kooky, crazy, wild life and all that drives her to be so bold and innovative. I’m especially intrigued to see how she is involved in the creative process beyond just her music, with concerts and more. Might as well check this out. ›››
“There is nothing wrong with Lucas!” Netflix has released the official trailer for an indie horror comedy titled Little Evil, the latest from Eli Craig, director of the other great horror comedy Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Remember that one? We covered it closely during its release back in 2010. Little Evil stars Adam Scott as a man who marries the woman of his dreams, played by Evangeline Lilly. The only problem is that her child is the antichrist. Also starring Bridget Everett, Clancy Brown, Tyler Labine, Donald Faison, Chris D’Elia, and Owen Atlas as Lucas. This looks good, don’t think we’ve seen many comedies making fun of the evil child horror trope, but I’m up for this. Glad to see something new from Eli Craig, too. Enjoy. ›››
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Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Series Casts ‘The Hobbit’ Star Richard Armitage, a ‘Preacher’ Actor, and More
Producer Adi Shankar, the guy responsible for bootleg short films like the R-rated Power/Rangers and Venom: Truth in Journalism, has been hyping his upcoming animated television adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game Castlevania for a while now, and when the teaser trailer was released last month, fans finally got a taste of what he was talking about.
Now, in a new video, Shankar and actor Graham McTavish (whom you may recognize from his role as The Saint of Killers on AMC’s Preacher) have announced the major Castlevania cast members – including McTavish himself, who’s voicing Dracula, and The Hobbit trilogy star Richard Armitage, who’s voicing the vampire hunter Trevor Belmont.
Based on the iconic video game series that began in 1986, Castlevania follows the adventures of the Belmont clan as they attempt to save Eastern Europe by taking down the diabolical vampire known as Dracula.
Take a look at the video (via ComingSoon) announcing the show’s cast:
James Callis (Battlestar Galactica) will play Dracula’s son, who rebels against his father and takes the name “Alucard” – which is “Dracula” in reverse – to represent how he stands at odds with his vampiric patriarch’s evil plans. Alejandra Reynoso (G.I. Joe: Renegades) has been cast as Sypha Belnades, a powerful mystic who battles against Dracula’s forces. Emily Swallow (Supernatural) will play Lisa Tepes, Alucard’s mother and Dracula’s second wife. Her fate is supremely important to the motivations of the game’s antagonist, and her level of importance will presumably carry over on the show as well. Matt Frewer (Max Headroom, Orphan Black) is playing someone known as The Bishop, and Tony Amendola (Annabelle) will provide the voice of The Elder, who may be a member of an organization of knights referred to as the Brotherhood of Light.
Executive producer Warren Ellis, who’s best known for his work writing comics like Transmetropolitan and his runs on Marvel titles like Iron Man and Astonishing X-Men, also wrote all four scripts for the first season’s episodes.
Shankar has previously said that the show will has a Game of Thrones vibe to it, and he has some major confidence that it’s going to deliver in a big way:
“I’m personally guaranteeing that this is going to be the best fucking video game adaptation ever made to date. I’ve seen it, and it’s fucking amazing.”
We don’t have long to wait until we find out if he’s right about that. The first season of Castlevania begins streaming on Netflix on July 7, 2017.
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Netflix renews Grace and Frankie for season 4 and adds Lisa Kudrow
The Netflix series Grace and Frankie has been renewed for season 4. It’s also nabbed Friends star Lisa Kudrow as a recurring character. The fourth season of the show starring Jane Fonda (Monster-in-Law, 9 to 5) and Lily Tomlin (I Heart Huckabees, 9 to 5) has been anticipated, but today it’s been made official via the show’s Twitter account. Lisa Kudrow will play Grace’s manicurist Sheree. The show’s fourth season has been in production for a while, meaning this renewal was a formality.
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In Grace and Frankie,”Fonda and Tomlin star as two women whose lives are suddenly turned upside down when their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, they form an unlikely bond to face an uncertain future together and discover a new definition of “family,” with laughter, tears and plenty of mood enhancers along the way.
The show is executive produced by Marta Kauffman, who also produced Friends, and Howard J. Morris (Home Improvement). The cast also includes Sam Waterston, Martin Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael, and Baron Vaughn. A number of celebrities have appeared as guest stars including, Christine Lahti, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Benben, Nora Dunn, Rita Moreno and Peter Gallagher.
Tomlin was nominated for an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the series. Lisa Kudrow became famous for playing the role of Phoebe Buffay in the NBC series Friends for ten seasons. She played Phoebe’s twin sister Ursula in the show Mad About You. Are you guys interested in seeing Lisa Kudrow in Grace and Frankie season 4? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.
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I’m a huge fan of just about everything Lana and Lilly Wachowski have touched (yes, even the Matrix sequels), but I never got around to watching Sense8, the science fiction series they co-created with J. Michael Straczynski for Netflix. However, the arrival of the trailer for the second season may be the kick in the butt I need to get around to this one. This show looks goofy and thoughtful and action-packed and honest and silly and visually dynamic…well, it looks in line with past work by both the Wachowskis and Straczynski.
The trailer for the 10-epsode second season comes with a release date – the new batch of episodes will be available to stream on May 5, 2017. However, the first episodes of the season will premiere at the Series Mania festival in Paris later this month before screening at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre a few days later. So we’ll be hearing some early buzz soon enough.
I remember the first season of Sense8 dividing people all over the internet, with passionate fans sticking up for it in the face of critics who couldn’t stop rolling their eyes in its general direction. With the new season arriving in under a month, I suppose it’s time for me to get around to having an opinion on this one.
Here’s the official synopsis:
From renowned creative geniuses Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill (The Matrix, Cloud Atlas) and J. Michael Straczynski (Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, World War Z), Sense8 is centered around eight characters, from different parts of the world, who experience a violent vision, and soon find themselves mentally connected by the experience. They become connected, able to see and talk to each other as though they were in the same place, with access to each other’s deepest secrets. Not only must the eight adapt to this new ability and to each other, they must figure out why their lives are now in jeopardy. In Season 2, dark forces continue to track the cluster of eight connected characters. The sensates will learn more about BPO, the secret organization searching for their cluster and others like them, and will work to protect themselves from this organization that is out to hunt and kill them.
The Sense8 cast includes Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Toby Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Brian J. Smith, Terrence Mann, Naveen Andrews, and Daryl Hannah. If you’re like me and have been planning to catch up with the the first season at some point, this may be the best window to do so.
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First look at Netflix’s Anne of Green Gables series
Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming series Anne, a reimagining of the classic children’s book, Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Check it out in the player below!
Set to premiere on May 12, the series stars Amybeth McNulty (“Anne Shirley Cuthbert”), Geraldine James (“Marilla Cuthbert”) and R.H. Thomson (“Matthew Cuthbert”).
Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and many challenges, fights for love and acceptance and her place in the world. Set in Prince Edward Island in the late 1890s, the series centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty), a young orphaned girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an aging sister and brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform the lives of Marilla (Geraldine James) and Matthew Cuthbert (R.H. Thomson) and eventually the entire small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination. Anne’s adventures will reflect timeless and topical issues including themes of identity, feminism, bullying and prejudice.
Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett (Breaking Bad, Flesh and Bone) and Miranda de Pencier (Thanks For Sharing, Beginners) are executive producers on the series. Susan Murdoch is a producer. Anne is a Northwood Entertainment production for CBC and Netflix.
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