A famous horror writer who is lured back to her hometown discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world.Read More
Hey O&G fans, NetFlix has released the Daredevil season 3 trailer and series date. The trailer opens with the Kingpin getting dressed in the classic white suit, while Matt Murdock is infront of a fire pit burning his belongings. Check out the Trailer:
DareDevil season 3 is set to release October 19th
The first official look at Alice Eve in character as Mary Walker/Typhoid Mary in Netflix's Iron Fist season 2 has been revealed.
Posted on the official Iron Fist Instagram account, the two images show Eve in a black bodysuit and wielding a knife. The images appear to be stills from the Iron Fist season 2 footage shown at Comic-Con International: San Diego in July.
Check it out:
Iron Fist season 2 premieres September 7 on Netflix
Luke Cage is back. After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible has only increased his need to protect the community and find the limits of who he can and can’t save. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.Read More
Hey O&G fans, Marvel/Netflix released a teaser trailer for Luke Cage season 2. Check out the trailer below:
Luke Cage season 2 will premier on Netflix June 22
Hey O&G fans, Today Netflix released the first official trailer for the defenders, featuring the revival of Elodie Yung's Elektra and the first video of Sigourney Weaver's Alexandria.
Here is a look at the Trailer:
Defenders is scheduled to premiere August 18 on Netflix.
Reviewed By Justin D Williams
13 Reasons Why, based on the bestselling books by Jay Asher, follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers a group of cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) his classmate and crush who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah unfolds an emotional audio diary, detailing the thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.
If there is a show that you need to watch, out of all the Netflix original series this is the one to watch. 13 Reasons Why, is a breath of fresh air bringing in an injection of realism and social commentary needed at the right time. This show is an emotional ride that everyone especially parents need to watch with their kids. The show touches on various topics such as bullying, suicide and one topic I won’t discuss due to spoilers. It is in your face and at times uncomfortable but it is a story that needs to be told. Everyone on this project deserves to be applauded from the actors, the directors, producers, cameramen etc. As stated in the synopsis the story follows Clay Jensen, as he listens to a series of tapes left by his crush Hannah detailing the reasons why she killed herself. For the sake of spoilers I won’t even mention one reason why. I will say that her reasons are a doozey. What I really loved about the show is the build up to Hannah’s death, it’s also how her actions effects everyone around her.
This show greatly displays how someone committing suicide impacts friends, family and even their enemies. Throughout the story Clay is constantly wondering am I the reason she killed herself. There is this sense of guilt and questioning of what could I have done to prevent this. This is a show that you don’t need to binge in one sitting. Instead I recommend that you watch an episode a day or even once a week to let it sink in. The show is very emotion heavy and this is a show I think parents need to watch with their teenagers. In this fast growing world where everything is online and not kept in the dark, things are easy to access this will be a subject matter to really sit down and discuss as a family. The characters in the story all work well. Since this does take place in high school you do get the typical cliché archetypes that you usually see in high school. You have the popular jocks in Justin, Marcus and Zach of course these three end up being bad news. Then there is the cheerleader Jessica who plays a major role in Hannah’s psyche. I really love Jessica’s arc its starts off innocent then gets dark towards the end. There is this dynamic I couldn’t help but notice that in some ways Hannah and Jessica were the same. Only difference was that Hannah choose a different way of doing things. Overall the story is spot on target. It’s moving, engaging and there is a lot to discuss after the final credits roll.
The acting on the show is really good. Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette are absolutely fantastic as the leads. Katherine Langford really hits home with her performance as Hannah. She hits all the right emotional notes when it’s time and when that fateful does come you will have tears in your eyes. Hannah is very likable and credit goes to Katherine Langford’s acting. Dylan Minnette as Clay is the heart of the show. He brings this innocence to the character and gives him a genuine everyday good guy. It’s very hard not to like Clay. At times he can be socially awkward and usually flies under the radar of other students until he discover the tapes. Dylan Minnette shows a vulnerability in his performance which makes you hope that Clay is a not a reason Hannah killed herself. The character had great development which I think audiences will love. The supporting cast does well
13 Reasons Why is truly a show you need to see and discuss with friends and family on how we can prevent these events from happening. The show delivers on great commentary on bullying, suicide amongst other topics. The musical score is just right and fits the dark tone of the show. Get the soundtrack! See the show! Discuss it with your kids!
Final Rating – 5/5 Stars
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.Read More
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, today announced an exciting addition to its slate, an original Japanese animation based on the Godzilla character, which will have its exclusive premiere on Netflix worldwide following a Toho theatrical release in Japan.Read More
Netflix announced, together with Polygon Pictures, a groundbreaking deal for the anime original film Blame!, to premiere exclusively on Netflix globally.
Blame! is set in the distant future where what’s left of the human race resides within the Megastructure, a vast and dangerous labyrinth that has grown wild and out of control. Thrown into this world is the mysterious Killy, a strange individual who is on a quest to bring civilization back from the brink of oblivion.
First appearing as a manga from 1997 to 2003, the much-awaited animated film adaptation of Blame! will be available as a Netflix original twenty years since its initial run. The film sees yet another creative collaboration following the success of sci-fi anime series Knights of Sidonia, between the award-winning creator of the original manga, Tsutomu Nihei and director Hiroyuki Seshita, who also brought us the thrilling, fast-paced suspense of AJIN: Demi-Human,which is also available on Netflix globally. Blame!,Knights of Sidonia, and AJIN: Demi-Human manga are all available in print from Vertical Comics and digitally via Kodansha Comics.
“We’re incredibly delighted to work with Polygon Pictures in bringing the latest Netflix original anime, Blame!,to fans worldwide,” said David Lee, Vice President, International Originals at Netflix. “We look forward to bringing the best of original anime to our members and continuing to work with the top creators in the industry.”
“We are super excited to be able to deliver the long awaited anime adaptation of Blame! as a Netflix original anime,” said Shuzo John Shiota, President and CEO of Polygon Pictures. “I’ve seen some initial footage and it is truly groundbreaking, especially in HDR format. I can't wait for fans around the world to experience this!”
Blame!is set to be the latest addition to the exciting slate of Netflix originals exclusively available to a global audience. In addition, Netflix is planning to release both Blame! andKnights of Sidonia in the cutting-edge, high dynamic range (HDR) format. This marks another milestone for the anime industry as the service continues to deliver innovative programming to entertainment fans worldwide.
We kicked off 2016 with some serious girl power. We sat with Victoria Chan of the hit band "Blush." Victoria aka Queen V talks about Blush origins, musical influences and what it's like recording the theme song for the Netflix anime show "Glitter Force." You can catch "Glitter Force" streaming now on Netflix. For more on Blush and their music visit their official website BlushBand.comRead More
The new series follows five preteen girls who learn that they are a legendary superhero squad known as the Glitter Force. As a part of the Glitter Force, these fabulous friends transform from ordinary school girls into super powered cool girls to defend Earth from evil fairytale villains. It isn’t an easy job, but the Glitter Force proves that nothing is more powerful than friendship! The series is an adaptation of the anime show Precure.
Hey O&G fans, on November 17th we got a chance to see an early screening of the first two episodes of Marvel's Jessica Jones. It was a red carpet event and the stars and cast were in attendance for the screening. For those who aren't familiar with Jessica Jones or the Alias series created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, here is a quick history of the character:
Jessica Campbell Jones Cage (comicbook History)
Midtown High student Jessica Campbell was present when Peter Parker was bitten by the irradiated spider which gave him his powers. She had a crush on him, and had just plucked up the courage to speak to him when he was distracted by the bite. She also had a celebrity crush on teen heart-throb Johnny Storm.
Jessica's father received tickets for Disney World from his boss Tony Stark. On the way home, their car collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals. Her family was killed, and, after spending several months in a coma, she awoke, stirred by the first coming of Galactus outside her hospital room. She was placed in an orphanage and adopted by the Jones family. Jessica later discovered that her radiation exposure granted her super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she never fully mastered during her superhero career).
Ok Marvel and Disney went a completely different route with this series making it extremely dark and the results were AWESOME! Jessica Jones stands out as a decidedly mature project, which immediately lets you know this is really not a show meant for kids. I will admit when Kyristen Ritter was first cast as Jessica Jones, I was a little skeptical about it considering this was a Marvel/Disney series, but after the first episode..... I was so wrong, she is perfect for the role.
The series doesn't start with her early career as a Superhero, but with the darker side of her life after her encounter with the purple man and the private detective agency she runs. The flash backs and story about her experience will keep you intrigued through the first two episodes and definitely wanting to see more ( so its a good chance you will binge watch this series the entire weekend).
Ritter is assisted by a strong supporting cast, including Mike Colter as Luke Cage, setting up his character before he gets his own Netflix/Marvel series next year. Colter and Ritter have a fun chemistry together and there’s a lot to enjoy seeing them banter across a bar. Carrie Ann Moss is brilliant as Jeri Hogarth, a powerful lawyer who sometimes employs Jessica. Kilgrave, the show’s main villain, played by the Doctor himself, David Tennant doesn't show up till the second episode but his presence is felt throughout the first ep.
This is a must watch series and something you will be discussing after this weekend. With a strong start Marvel/Netflix has another hit under their belt.
By Sean Tucker
Netflix and Polygon Pictures together announce the world’s leading Internet TV network will be the global home of the upcoming Anime series, AJIN: Demi-Human. Netflix members in Japan will be able to watch each episode of the series just 3 days after the original linear air date. All episodes of the series will premiere at once in regions Netflix currently operates outside of Japan in mid-2016.
Based on the manga by Gamon Sakurai, AJIN: Demi-Human, published by KODANSHA Ltd., is about a young high-school student who is hit by a truck and dies only to discover that he is, in fact, demi-human, an “Ajin.” What he finds are dozens of others who are also Ajins; all of whom are being hunted and trying to survive.
This deal marks a milestone in how Anime is distributed on a global scale giving quicker and more efficient access to great Anime titles to Netflix members and fans around the world at the same time. AJIN: Demi-Human is the latest Anime title from Polygon Pictures to premiere exclusively on Netflix outside of Japanese broadcast with Knights of Sidonia premiering last summer to strong fanfare.
Hey O&G fans, After a great first season on Netflix, Daredevil is getting ready for another action packed season. Actor Stephen Rider has been hired to play New York City District Attorney Blake Tower in the new season. Rider, who co-starred in the award-winning film Lee Daniels' The Butler, will reportedly be a regular for the Marvel/Netflix show's second season, and will be an ally for Matt Murdock.
In comic books, Blake Tower had much the same role. As a NYC D.A., Tower had a good working relationship with Captain America, Daredevil, She-Hulk, and Misty Knight. For a time, the former Blonde Phantom, Louise Mason, worked for Mason as a legal secretary, and even opened the door for She-Hulk to work for him as an attorney for a time.
Daredevil is currently filming its second season, and is expected to air sometime in 2016.
source: newsarama and Deadline
We had a chat with actress Annie Golden who plays Norma Romano on Orange is the New Black. Annie talks about her acting beginnings, Orange is the New Black and more. Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is now available on Netflix.
1. Let's start all the way from the beginning. When did you fall in love the art of acting and can you remember your first acting gig?
Do I remember my first acting gig? I certainly do! I was discovered fronting a band playing at CBGB's by Academy Award winning Director, Milos Forman, who as a girl I had watched from my living room Win his Oscar for ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST on my family's TV! Milos cast me as Jeannie in his film version of The American Tribal Rock Musical HAIR! I sang those songs I danced for Twyla Tharp, choreographer... It was a thrilling opportunity and I learned sooo much! I owe Milos Forman my livelihood today... That was 1978 and I am delighted to know that I am still crazy after all these years and enjoying every blessing bestowed upon me: Broadway, film, television, concerts, cabaret I am one lucky lady!
2. From the stage, television or big screen. As an actress which style do you find the most challenging stage, television or the movies?
Of all those emotional outlets and showcases for an actor which do I find the most challenging stage, television or film?
They are individually powerful unique and different mediums and require different skill sets: stage needs stamina the biggest acting job a Broadway musical actor does, is they make the performing look "Easy" like anyone could pull it off and accomplish it! Film, however, is a slow, tedious, meticulous, "takes a village" collaboration so to keep focused and ever ready when the cameras roll to give a subtle, nuanced, profound performance it is a determination of another kind and Television although it seems like a cliché to say it but when you are on a long-running television show it is like a well-oiled machine: team work brings it into your living room every week! Like a family for sure!
3. You have a recurring role on the Netflix show Orange is the New Black. You play the character of Norma Romano. What attracted you the character who usually is a mute?
Nothing attracted me to Norma... She was a gift given to me by Jenji Kohan our brilliant ORANGE creator! I auditioned for Jen Euston as Sister Ingalls (Beth Fowler's role) Norma Romano was not listed in the breakdowns and there were no sides but not because the nature of Norma but because she was the brainchild of Jenji's inmate Romano was offered to me because she was the best kept secret of the pilot episode and the rest is ORANGE history.. Who knew I would learn special skills like shaving Red's legs, peeling and mashing potatoes, dying Red's roots all silently!
4. How did you land the role of Norma?
Award winning casting director, Jen Euston!
I had just come home from THE BLACK SUITS for Joe Iconis up at Barrington Stage and so because I was out of town for the summer I had nothing lined up and was so very available and hopeful to audition for a cable television series about women in prison (I don't do glamour as the fans may have noticed) the role of Norma Romano did not even have sides (for reasons that are now obvious) my character was never even listed on any breakdowns,
As I have said I went in for Sister Ingalls which ultimately went to the brilliant Beth Fowler!
5. One thing about Norma character is that she is very loyal. Especially to Red when it's shown they have been friends. How would you describe Norma's relationship with Red?
Well in our flashback meeting in the kitchen years before Healey introduces us and there was an immediate connection between these new inmates and in other remembrances it shows all that they have been thru together as friends, allies and protectors!
6. Is it more easier to act with a character that has dialogue or without it. We can imagine it might be harder without dialogue?
To be silent in a world full of chatterboxes and overcrowded, cramped, community of captives is a challenge and a gift!
That I get to react to all that is happening around me, these wonderful actresses to telegraph to our audience what they should be feeling about the outcome or the consequences of what may be unfolding with our women...is a sacred trust and a big responsibility that I am honored to have thanks to the writers and the one whose brainchild Norma Romano is: Jenji Kohan...
7. Season 3 premieres on June 12th on Netflix. What can you tell us about this season?
Absolutely nothing! If I did I'd have to kill you and then I would never get out of Litchfield!
8. Will we get more flashbacks or a backstory on Norma's character and find out why she is in prison?
The brilliant way Jenji and the other writers have structured the flashbacks is extremely clever and quite genius from a suspenseful point of view: They tell you an inmates' and even the authority gate keeping figures' history with details about their past but not necessarily answering specific questions about why they landed were we find them! Terrific!
9. As a veteran actor who has done theater, television and film. The landscapes of the way we get entertainment is changing. Netflix being the perfect of example of not needing a TV Network or Cable Network to host shows. Where do you see the future of television?
I cannot say but in my lifetime I have heard that movie studios were threatened by television being in peoples' homes and so now I never would have imagined that token booths and telephone booths would disappear from our urban landscape...but they have...so look out ABC, NBC, CBS...we are coming for you, yo!
10. What other projects are you working on and where and when can fans see it? Also any acting advice for those students trying to break in?
I did a day on a Molly Shannon movie called, MILES, and I am working on updating my cabaret act: VELVET PRISON II (no hope of parole) which 54 Below is very interested in booking..I have done it at Joe's Puband also ARS NOVA...so the title of the cabaret is a song I wrote way before I got Norma Romano, yo! serendipitous?
I have been workshopping a new musical written for me by
Joe Iconis called ANNIE GOLDEN, BOUNTY HUNTER, YO! and just last night when I sat in with castmates Jackie Cruz and Taryn Manning promoting Season Three and fundraising for Women's Prison Association and promoting
Pensatucky and Flaca's CD releases...a fan asked when is YOUR album coming out, Norma! supply and demand, yo!
If I record it...will anyone buy it? listen to it?
Hey O&G fans, with the success of Daredevil season 1 on Netflix and the series being green lit for a season 2, who would you like to see the devil of Hells kitchen face off against next? Elektra or Bullseye? Both are one of Daredevils greatest foes at one time ( Elektra eventually becoming an Ally and Lover). Both are extremely popular with DD fans.
For those who aren't familiar with the characters here is a quick bio:
Elektra Natchios, the daughter of a Greek ambassador, studied the martial arts as an adolescent. While in the US with her father, she began studies in political science at New York's Columbia University. There she met another student, Matthew Murdock, who would later become Daredevil. Murdock revealed to her that he had superhuman senses that compensated for his blindness, and they fell in love. A year later, Elektra and her father were held hostage by terrorists in a building on campus. Wearing a scarf as a mask, Murdock with Elektra's help defeated the terrorists. However, a policeman mistook Elektra's father for one of the terrorists and shot him dead. Emotionally shattered, Elektra decided she no longer believed in the law and wanted to withdraw from the world. She left America and Murdock.
She eventually studied martial arts with a sensei in Japan. She left to join the secret organization of martial artists headed by Stick, who was also Murdock's sensei. She spent a year in Stick's order and greatly developed her martial arts skills. But, Stick asked her to leave the group because she was still filled with pain over her father's death and hatred for the world she blamed for it. Elektra spent years as a bounty hunter and assassin for hire
Elektra was hired by Wilson Fisk, the alleged Kingpin-of-Crime, as his chief assassin. In this role she fought Daredevil and was ordered to kill Matt's best friend and law partner, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson. However, she could not go through with the assassination when Foggy recognized her as "Matt's girl, Elektra." Soon afterward, she fought and was killed byBullseye who sought to reclaim his former position with the Kingpin. Elektra died in Matt Murdock's arms, seemingly lost forever.
A mercenary of mystery, nothing is really known about the man called Bullseye.
Bullseye battles (and defeats) Daredevil at a circus in order to establish his reputation as an extortionist. Shortly after, Daredevil by chance overhears him in the midst of an extortion attempt and captures him. Bullseye is later hired by Maxwell Glenn to kill Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson, and Daredevil interferes. Although Bullseye defeats him again, Daredevil escapes with his life, and Bullseye's professional reputation is damaged as a result. Seeking to regain his credibility, he challenges Daredevil on live television, but is soundly defeated.
*(Side Note) During one of his many fights with Daredevil, Bullseye was drop off a Multi-Story Building and broke all his bones which paralyzed him. Japanese scientist Lord Dark Wind had Bullseye brought to Japan, where he laces his bones with adamantium, thus restoring his mobility.
So now that you know a little history on each character, Who would be a a good Nemesis in Daredevil season 2. Charlie Cox gave his opinion to IGN “I love Stilt-Man. I love Owlsley. I think in our show we’re more likely to see the likes of Bullseye, The Punisher and Elektra. I don’t know if any of those characters will appear, and also I don’t know what’s going to happen with Wilson Fisk. He’s certainly not out of the picture. Hopefully he’ll come back.”
ELEKTRA would be a front runner to appear in season 2. With Rosario Dawson's (Night Nurse) taking a break from Matt Murdock for a bit, having Elektra come in as his new love interest who later turns into a deadly assassin works great for the series. You could also tie in her training with Sticks and her involvement with his mysterious clan. You could also keep the kingpin's presence in season 2 to by having him hire Elektra to assassinate Daredevil.
Bullseye is one of Daredevil’s greatest foes, on par with Wilson Fisk. He is a lethal assassin who can make any object into a deadly projectile. Season 2 might showcase some epic battles between Bullseye and Daredevil. Having him as the antagonist also gives the writers the opportunity to have Elektra in the season (Since he kills her in the comic book series). Plus I think fans would love to see Bullseye use various things as a weapon!
So who would you choose? Will it be the sexy assassin or the Precision throwing psychopath? Either way if season 2 of Daredevil is anything like season 1 it will be awesome!
By Sean Tucker
Orange is the New Black Season 3 Premieres June 12th. All episodes will be streaming on Netflix.