Tag: netflix

‘The Mandalorian’ Helped Disney+ Finally End Netflix’s Streaming Ratings Domination By Beating ‘The Office’

Michael Scott has finally been taken down by the galaxy’s most fatherly bounty hunter. The Disney+ series The Mandalorian beat The Office and Netflix in the digital streaming ratings back in mid-December, making a bit of streaming history in the last weeks before The Office jumped to another streaming source. According to Variety, Nielson reported […]

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August Wilson’s Uncompromising Vision for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Most of the film’s action takes place in a Chicago recording studio on a sweltering day in 1927. Ma Rainey and her four-man band are scheduled to record several tracks, including the song that Wilson took as the title of his play. As in all of Wilson’s Cycle, the script is bursting with sublime language: […]

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Netflix’s 2021 Preview Shows The First Footage From Leonardo DiCaprio And Jennifer Lawrence’s Disaster Movie

The majority of movie theaters in the United States are still closed due to the pandemic, and will likely remain that way for months to come (No Time to Die hopes “months” equals “by April 2”), but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any new movies in 2021. Netflix has made good on its promise […]

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‘The Umbrella Academy’ Welcomes Cazzie David Among Several Additions To Netflix’s Season 3 Cast

Netflix previously announced that the existing The Umbrella Academy siblings will be back, including Elliot Page as Vanya, for Season 3. We can definitely expect Robert Sheehan to get funky as Klaus again, and the rest of the Hargreeves sibling actors (Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min) will […]

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From Bridgerton to Bond? Regé-Jean Page Addresses Internet Rumors About Him Becoming the Next 007

Rege-Jean Page attends the premiere of ABC’s ‘For The People’ on March 10, 2018, in West Hollywood, Calif.Photo: JB Lacroix (Getty Images) The internet has, as of late, been burning with desires for Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page to star as the next James Bond—and thanks to a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy […]

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‘Pieces Of A Woman’ Rubs Our Noses In Grief, With A Side Of Shia LaBeouf

Netflix’s latest release, Pieces Of A Woman, is proof that arthouse filmmakers still haven’t tired of exploring grief. It’d be one thing if they had something interesting or entertaining to say about grief (and some do, Hesher and Babyteeth come to mind) but so often it seems filmmakers just want an excuse to stage those […]

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Betting Markets Believe ‘Bridgerton’ Star Regé-Jean Page Is In The Running To Become The Next James Bond

Bridgerton is one of Netflix’s most watched shows at the moment, making a long run for the period drama about courtship in London likely. But one of its biggest stars may have his sights set on a much bigger franchise if betting odds are to be believed. According to Variety, an emerging candidate on the […]

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Ralph Macchio Has Revealed How ‘Cobra Kai’s Surprise Character Return Was Written With An Alternate Plan

WARNING: Spoilers from the newest Cobra Kai season will be found below. Cobra Kai‘s infuriatingly good third season brought back many faces, including The Karate Kid Part II‘s Chozen (Yuji Okumoto) and Kumiko (Tamlyn Tomita). The season also pulled off a few more miraculous casting feats. This includes making room not only for one line […]

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Candace Owens Is Big Mad at Netflix and Uber Eats for Having Black Categories, Calls it ‘Segregation’

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Candace “If Miss Millie Were Black” Owens stays trying it, doesn’t she? This housing complex negro (because sometimes a simple “house negro” isn’t enough to describe it) is so hellbent on getting “I don’t see color” white people to pat her white supremacist lapdog-ass on the head that she’s bringing […]

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Welcome to Good Burger, Home of the Good Burger, Can I Tell You What’s New and Black on Netflix in January 2021?

Good Burger (1997)Photo: Paramount Pictures New year, new Netflix Strong Black Lead content. First up, we have the 1997 classically goofy film that further elevated the careers of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell and had every ‘90s kid mimicking Kel’s scratchy-voiced restaurant greeting: “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take […]

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Here’s Everything That’s New On Netflix This Week, Including New ‘Cobra Kai’ And ‘The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’

Netflix loaded up plenty of holiday-themed goodness in case you’re still in that mood, but the streaming service also knows that you’re ready to get the heck out of 2020. This week’s fresh offerings include the next trip to the dojo for Cobra Kai with Ralph Macchio and William Zabka still bringing the rivalry with […]

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Ma Rainey Director George C. Wolfe on the Legacy of Race and Black Artists in the Entertainment Industry

“We’re all caught up trying to figure out how to have our stories told, how to protect those stories, how to be paid [what we feel is that we deserve], how to fight and protect those stories so they don’t get diluted or transformed. —George C. Wolfe, Director Know your worth. Period. This idea of […]

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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunners’ New Netflix Show Is Now Tied Up In A Real-Life Murder Plot

The Three-Body Problem is one of the many Netflix projects the streaming service hopes will be a big hit with viewers, especially since Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are attached to the project. But while we know little about what that show will look like, we’ve seen increasingly strange bits of […]

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Here’s Everything That’s New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘The Midnight Sky’ And ‘Bridgerton’

Netflix has plenty of holiday-themed goodness for audiences, but there’s a lot of non-Christmas fare arriving this week, too. The lineup includes George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky with him in the leading actor and director seats. Then Bridgerton brings a very different kind of English Regency era for the Internet audience. Plenty of other titles […]

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‘Cobra Kai’ Moved Its Season 3 Release Date On Netflix To New Year’s Day

Cobra Kai is kicking off (sorry) its new season a bit earlier than initially expected. Netflix announced that Season 3 of the streaming revival of the Karate Kid franchise would debut on New Year’s Day rather than a week later, allowing a technology-challenged Johnny Lawrence break the news himself. The video shows Lawrence doing something […]

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The Best Conspiracy Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: December 22nd A good conspiracy theory gets the blood running. It should be equal measures absurd and just-believable-enough — meaning that you’re definitely entertained, even if you don’t take the ideas espoused seriously. Or maybe you do take them seriously. Maybe you get hooked on a cascade of increasingly batsh*t ideas until you […]

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How to Get Away With Making Viola Davis ‘Disappear’: Ma Rainey’s Hair and Makeup Leads Talk Transformation

Screenshot: Netflix/YouTube If you’ve yet to watch the Netflix-produced adaptation of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, you are missing out on a moment in Black history—both long past and very recent. While the title evokes one of the great blues singers of nearly a century ago, what is already being considered one of the […]

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Everyone Else Better ‘Walk On By’ Because Dionne Warwick Has Handpicked Teyana Taylor to Play Her in a Biopic

Dionne Warwick performs on SiriusXM’s Soul Town channel on March 28, 2019; Teyana Taylor speaks onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019 on October 5, 2019.Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM (Getty Images), Carmen Mandato/Getty Images (Getty Images) Someone get the Psychic Friends Network on the phone and ask them if they saw this […]

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Here’s Everything That’s New On Netflix This Week, Including Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film

Netflix is giving subscribers almost too much variety to select from in this week’s fresh lineup. And it’s a bittersweet one, given that Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman’s final movie has arrived. Then Dua Lipa and Nine Inch Nails drop some wisdom on how their musical magic happens, and that’s far from all that the […]

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Sen. Angus King: Want to Stop Coronavirus? Make Netflix and Disney Plus Free

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) has an idea that’s so stupid it actually might be goddamn brilliant! Advertisement In a letter Monday, King asked executives at Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, HBO Max and Hulu to make their streaming services free during the holidays to get people to stay home and […]

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Here’s Everything New On Netflix In January 2021, Including ‘Cobra Kai,’ A Nic Cage Show, And A Meditation Guide

Could there possibly be a year to look more forward to than 2021? Fortunately, Netflix planned this one out. The streaming service knew that we’d need the momentum to push forth (and away from our current global situation) and into brighter days. There’s so much more to anticipate in January than one could have ever […]

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Know Your Worth: Viola Davis Is Every Black Woman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

“Society’s most definitely failed Black women. Without question…I don’t think that we were thought of. We were seen as chattel. We were seen as just, you know, something that was bought on the auction block…And now we’re living in a culture that just reduces us to strong; to almost masculine in nature. There’s no sense […]

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‘The Office’ Is Coming To Peacock For Free… Unless You Want To Watch The Best Seasons

The Office leaves Netflix on December 31, 2020. On January 1, 2021, all nine seasons will appear on Peacock, but only two of them will be free. NBCUniversal’s streaming service has a free tier for subscribers, but seasons three through nine are behind a paywall. The only way to watch “Beach Games,” “Dinner Party,” and […]

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Here’s Where You’ve Seen The Cast Of ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Before

Netflix’s Queen’s Gambit is now the most popular limited series in Netflix history, ringing up a reported 62 million viewers in the first 28 days. The chess drama is a king-sized hit for Netflix, remaining the top show on Netflix for weeks after its release. It’s a madly addictive show, too, and it works even […]

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