Tag: Netflix

Alfre Woodard Proves the Party Don’t Stop after Motherhood in Netflix’s Juanita

Who said that life ends after giving birth? And furthermore, why are adult children so damned ungrateful to their mothers in the first place? I’m no mother, but if Beyoncé can head a clothing line, a production company and sit on top of an empire, all while having have three kids, then your kids can […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Bringing Real African Stories to Netflix

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. When I ask Chiwetel Ejiofor about his new film, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and the idea of it labeled as a TV movie—unworthy of Oscar consideration according to some—he answers “every creative should be in a room that determines what’s worthy. Let’s figure out some rules […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Lineup Gets HDR Certification For Netflix

With the Samsung Galaxy S10 being the latest and greatest phones from Samsung, it’s not surprising that their handsets would eventually get HDR certified by Netflix. If you are using any of the models that were recently announced, including the lower-end Galaxy S10e, Netflix has updated its support page where it lists all the Galaxy […]

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Steven Spielberg Wants To Make Sure Netflix Never Wins Another Oscar

Getty Image Steven Spielberg has made some of the movie industry’s biggest-ever films, and now he officially wants to help define exactly what is an Academy Award-worthy film. The director hasn’t taken the rise of streaming services too kindly, and the idea of a company like Netflix distributing an Oscar-worthy title just doesn’t sit well […]

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From Podcast Flowers to Harnessing the Wind— What’s New And Black On Netflix In March?

The Boy Who Harnessed the WindPhoto: Courtesy of Netflix Sundance darling The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, will kick off the month of March for what’s new and black on Netflix. Juanita, starring Alfre Woodard premieres on March 8. It’s Women’s History Month, and here’s the umpteenth reminder that this includes […]

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Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five Series ‘When They See Us’ Is Going to Be a Gut-Punch for Trump

On Friday morning, Ava DuVernay tweeted the trailer for her highly anticipated limited series on the Central Park Five, When They See Us, and looks like it’s going to make a hell of a splash. The five-part series tells the story of the five black and Latinx teens that were wrongfully convicted of raping a […]

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Chiwetel Ejiofor On Directing ‘The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind’ And Looking Forward To ‘The Lion King’

Getty Image Chiwetel Ejiofor has worked with a truly insane number of people we consider some of the best directors working today. Ejiofor’s role as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave garnered him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor and, probably not surprisingly, Ejiofor lists McQueen as an influence for Ejiofor’s own […]

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The Netflix Nostalgia Wave Has Come to ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

Get ready to return to Stoneybrook, Connecticut—Netflix has ordered a 10-episode live-action adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s best-selling series The Babysitters Club. According to Deadline, Martin will serve as a producer on the show, and the original core characters—Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, Stacey McGill, and Dawn Schafer—will all be there (though casting […]

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Good God, the New Season of ‘The OA’ Looks Completely Bonkers

Apologies to everyone who sat down with their families during the holidays in 2016 to casually check out the first season of Netflix’s The OA. The trailer may have borrowed the bikes and the weird helmet thing from Stranger Things, but if you plonked down next your mom expecting another light Netflix romp or whatever, […]

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Amy Schumer Delivers An Unfiltered Take On Pregnancy In Netflix’s Trailer For Her ‘Growing’ Special

[embedded content] Share This Video Amy Schumer had a pretty wild year in 2018. She got married to her chef boyfriend Chris Fischer in February after a whirlwind romance and announced that she was pregnant with their first child several months later in October. Yet she kept working (as much as the health of her […]

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The ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Movies Signal The End of TV’s Golden Age

AMC/HBO Growing up in the late ’80s and early ’90s, I watched way too much television, regardless of whether it was good or bad. This is what we did in the pre-internet world — options were limited, so you consumed whatever was on the menu. By the time I was a teenager, I already had […]

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Netflix’s ‘Abducted In Plain Sight’ Shows American Optimism Being Exploited In Jaw-Dropping Ways

Netflix   What if the world’s greatest con man wasn’t after money? What if he already had money, and instead all his considerable talent for manipulation was devoted entirely to seducing a 12-year-old girl? That’s roughly the plot of the new Netflix documentary your friends have probably been telling you to watch, Abducted In Plain […]

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Ken Jeong’s Netflix Comedy Special Feels Stale and Regressive

Twelve minutes into his first Netflix stand-up special, You Complete Me, Ho, Ken Jeong dropped his first of many “Asian men have small dicks” jokes to raucous laughter in the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, CA. “‘We are so proud,’” Jeong said, impersonating his dad’s reaction to his breakout role as Leslie Chow in […]

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Ricky Gervais Says And Does Whatever He Wants In Netflix’s ‘After Life’ Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video Ricky Gervais is not afraid to — let’s put this generously — speak his mind on Twitter. He has a lot to say about religion (not a fan!), PC culture, and the Oscars. The Office creator has now turned his free-thinking ways into a six-part series on Netflix, where you […]

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What to Watch According to How Sad You Are This February

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. It’s mid-February, a time of year when the outside world looks increasingly like a toilet bowl and you feel increasingly like a piece of shit floating helplessly around inside it. Or, at least that’s how I feel on days when I don’t see the sun and I spend […]

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