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Black Mirror Season 4 Review

Like dipping your hand into a bag of liquorice allsorts, every episode of Black Mirror is a different shape, a different texture, a different flavor, but each installment reflects a central anxiety: how might technology trap us rather than set us free? To answer this, Black Mirror cleverly favors subtlety over bombast, almost always preferring to explore this question via small-scale drama as opposed to overblown sci-fi space opera. Even with Netflix money flowing through the kitty, writer and producer Charlie Brooker arrows in on individual people and their particular anxieties rather than getting carried away with techno-melodrama.

By virtue of being an anthology, half the fun is debating your favorite episode. For instance, the Emmy-award-winning “San Junipero” is the critical darling of season 3 but I much prefer “Shut up and Dance” from that series, a savage game of cat and mouse between a wide-eyed teen and a hacking cartel.
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Jodie Foster: ‘I make movies to figure out who I am’

Directing a new Black Mirror film gives Jodie Foster the chance to look back at her own upbringing. The Hollywood titan talks to Tim Adams

Last week Charlie Brooker was recalling for me the moment he learned Jodie Foster would direct an episode of Black Mirror, his inspired series of one-off dramas about the ways our gadgets are colonising the idea of “human”. Brooker had written a script for the new series in which a neurotic single mother uses technology to spy on her young daughter and keep her safe from the world. The Netflix people suggested they tried the script out on the two-time Oscar-winning actor.

Brooker has had considerable global success with Black Mirror but still, the thought of working with Foster, “an actual icon”, made him come over, he says, “all British and starstruck”. He turned to his co-showrunner for the series, Annabel Jones. “We were like: ‘You’re kidding,
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Jodie Foster: ‘I make movies to figure out who I am’

Directing a new Black Mirror film gives Jodie Foster the chance to look back at her own upbringing. The Hollywood titan talks to Tim Adams

Last week Charlie Brooker was recalling for me the moment he learned Jodie Foster would direct an episode of Black Mirror, his inspired series of one-off dramas about the ways our gadgets are colonising the idea of “human”. Brooker had written a script for the new series in which a neurotic single mother uses technology to spy on her young daughter and keep her safe from the world. The Netflix people suggested they tried the script out on the two-time Oscar-winning actor.

Brooker has had considerable global success with Black Mirror but still, the thought of working with Foster, “an actual icon”, made him come over, he says, “all British and starstruck”. He turned to his co-showrunner for the series, Annabel Jones. “We were like: ‘You’re kidding,
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New trailer & debut date for season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’

Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia leading to an unforgettable – and sometimes unsettling – conclusion. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us.

Wrap up 2017 and ring in the New Year with six all-new episodes of the always anxiety-inducing series, which this season stars Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel, among countless others. Black Mirror Season 4 directors include Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes, John Hillcoat, Colm McCarthy, Tim Van Patten and David Slade.

Check out the trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the Emmy-winning Black Mirror,
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New ‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Reveals Launch Date

Netflix released a brand new trailer for the upcoming season of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. The two-minute trailer consists of a mix of clips from the new episodes as well as the launch date for the new season.

If you happened to blink for a really long time towards the end of the trailer and didn’t catch the launch date, it is December 29, 2017. Just in time to binge watch on your holiday break.

IMDb has the episode count at six for season 4. Below is some episode information.

“Arkangel”

Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (La La Land, Mad Men), Brenna Harding (A Place to Call Home), Owen Teague (Bloodline)

Director: Jodie Foster

Written by: Charlie Brooker

“USS Callister”

Cast: Jesse Plemons (Black Mass, Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street, Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld, House of Cards), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Monsters: Dark Continent)

Director: Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock
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Jennifer Lawrence Says She Doesn't 'Deserve' Her Spotlight If She Doesn't Use It To Help Other Women

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Doesn't 'Deserve' Her Spotlight If She Doesn't Use It To Help Other Women
Jennifer Lawrence intends to use her spotlight wisely.

The 27-year-old actress was honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter's 2017 Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she gave a powerful speech about embracing strong female voices, and using her platform to create change.

"It’s not easy to speak out. It’s not easy to face criticism on a global scale. But the fact is I have been given a platform, and if I don’t use it, then I don’t deserve it," she said.

"This last year has been a trying and challenging time in our world and our industry specifically. Every day, we wake up to a myriad of headlines that deeply impact us, from around the globe," continued Lawrence, who is the youngest person ever to receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. Previous winners include Barbra Streisand, Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, [link
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4: Full Trailer Tries to Imagine a Bright Future

After revealing teasers for the individual episodes, Netflix has unveiled the full series trailer for Black Mirror Season 4. The new season consists of six all-new episodes from directors Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes (Doctor Who), John Hillcoat (The Road), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Tim Van Patten (Game of Thrones), and Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders). In addition to this Season 4 trailer, Netflix has finally announced the premiere date: December 29th. That should make for one hell of a bleak post-Christmas binge, but also provides a very convenient hangover cure on January 1st. Aubrey watched and reviewed …
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Black Mirror Season 4 Imagines a Way Online Dating Could Be Even Worse

Brace yourself, because Black Mirror is coming back. The deeply unsettling sci-fi series has released four trailers for its upcoming season, the latest of which does something we didn't think possible: it makes online dating look even more awful than it is Irl. Another of the season four teasers features a paranoid single mother agreeing to a disastrous medical experiment on her young daughter. We don't glean too much information about that episode from its quick clip, but viewers do receive a haunting piece of child-rearing advice: "The key to good parenting is control." Looks like we're in for a spooky season, y'all! The first trailer was released in August, and it will not only give you minor heart palpitations, but also reveals the names of each of the season's episodes and a glimpse at the new cast. The six episodes in season four - "Crocodile," "Arkangel," "Hang the DJ,
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Bleak New Trailer For Black Mirror Season 4 Confirms December Premiere

The fourth season of Black Mirror is only three weeks away.

That’s the news coming out of Netflix this afternoon, after the online giant confirmed that six new episodes – six bleak, technology-driven nightmares – will be available to consume from December 29th. A suitably chilling trailer accompanied today’s media dump (see above), which cuts between each new chapter in Charlie Brooker’s Emmy-winning anthology series.

From the Jodie Foster-directed “Arkangel” to “Metalhead,” the show’s first ever black-and-white episode (see below), Black Mirror season 4 looks set to deliver another dose of unmissable drama. It’s vintage Brooker, too: happiness is fleeting and, supposedly, everything happens for a reason. Other instalments include “Crocodile,” “Hang the DJ,” “Black Museum,” and the Star Trek-inspired “USS Callister,” which stars Jesse Plemons and Jimmi Simpson of Fargo and Westworld, respectively.

At the top, Jodie Foster’s “Arkangel” looks to examine the repercussions
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'Black Mirror' Season Four Sets 2017 Release Date in New Trailer

'Black Mirror' Season Four Sets 2017 Release Date in New Trailer
Black Mirror unveiled another anxiety-inducing trailer for its upcoming fourth season. The tech-horror anthology series will return to Netflix December 29th.

Set to the tune of Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," the new trailer further delves into the terrifying intersection between technology and society, including episodes dedicated to a Siri-like "intelligent personal assistant," programmed happiness and a dark Star Trek spoof.

The latest trailer and release date were announced as Netflix culminated its "13 Days of Black Mirror" festivities, which included extended previews of all six of Season 4's episodes,
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Netflix Reveals Official Trailer for Black Mirror Season 4, Premiering December 29th

After the presents are unwrapped and you're waiting for the new year's arrival this winter, Netflix will have one last gift to give you: six new episodes of Black Mirror. Coming to the streaming service on December 29th, season 4 of the anthology series is featured in a new trailer that travels from the intimate corners of the mind to the far reaches of outer space and everywhere in between:

"It’s hard to imagine a bright future, but we must. Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror returns to Netflix December 29th.

“Arkangel” stars Rosemarie Dewitt, Brenna Harding and Owen Teague, and it is directed by Jodie Foster.

“Black Museum” stars Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun, and it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

“Crocodile” stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar, and it is directed by John Hillcoat.

Hang the DJ” stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden,
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Black Mirror Season 4 Arrives Just in Time to Freak You Out About Technology in 2018

Black Mirror Season 4 Arrives Just in Time to Freak You Out About Technology in 2018
Black Mirror is coming to help you Ring in the New Year with fun, terrifying and anxiety-inducing stories. What a way to end 2017! The new season of Black Mirror, six episodes, premieres on Friday, Dec. 29 on Netflix. The new additions to Charlie Brooker's Emmy-winning anthology series star the likes of Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel, among countless others, and feature stories ranging from a Star Trek-esque tale to what appears to be a harrowing post-apocalyptic black and white outing. Directors for the new season include Jodie Foster, Toby Haynes, John Hillcoat, Colm McCarthy, Tim Van Patten and...
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Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer

Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer
Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for Season 4 of Black Mirror — and it is soon.

VideosBlack Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek Homage

The acclaimed anthology series will release its six new episodes on Friday, Dec. 29, it was announced, along with the release of a full trailer teasing each of the cautionary tales on tap.

VideosBlack Mirror: Jodie Foster Spins Scary Tale of Parental Guidance

The casting for Season 4 of the Emmy-winning, “anxiety-inducing” (Netflix’s words) includes Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Rosemarie DeWitt (The Last Tycoon), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer: Netflix Sets Launch Date For Dark Drama

Netflix is to launch season four of Charlie Brooker’s dark drama Black Mirror on December 29. The streaming service has dropped a trailer with clips from all six episodes of the House of Tomorrow-produced series. Season four of the show features episodes including space thriller USS Callister starring Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons, romcom Hang The DJ, Maxine Peake-fronted black and white nightmare Metalhead, Iceland-set Crocodile, Jodie Foster-directed Arkangel and Colm…
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‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch
Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” has been thoughtfully doling out details of its highly anticipated fourth season throughout the past couple week, and the show finally revealed a full trailer. In addition, viewers finally when their misery will end (or begin, depending on just how bleak the installments are), as the streaming service also revealed the release date, Friday, Dec. 29.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 First Look: Jodie Foster and ‘Star Trek’ Homage are Here to Blow Our Minds

The trailer, which can be seen below, ranges from futuristic sets with robots and spaceships to more mundane settings. According to EW, at an early PaleyFest screening of “USS Callister,” creator Charlie Brooker revealed that the episode was conceived as an adult “Toy Story” and it’s about “living under a tyrant.” Its obvious riff on “Star Trek” means that it’s grander in scope and uses a healthy amount of lens flares.
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‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch

‘Black Mirror’ Trailer Is Gloriously Bleak and Twisted, Finally Reveals Season 4 Premiere Date – Watch
Netflix’s Emmy-winning “Black Mirror” has been thoughtfully doling out details of its highly anticipated fourth season throughout the past couple week, and the show finally revealed a full trailer. In addition, viewers finally when their misery will end (or begin, depending on just how bleak the installments are), as the streaming service also revealed the release date, Friday, Dec. 29.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 First Look: Jodie Foster and ‘Star Trek’ Homage are Here to Blow Our Minds

The trailer, which can be seen below, ranges from futuristic sets with robots and spaceships to more mundane settings. According to EW, at an early PaleyFest screening of “USS Callister,” creator Charlie Brooker revealed that the episode was conceived as an adult “Toy Story” and it’s about “living under a tyrant.” Its obvious riff on “Star Trek” means that it’s grander in scope and uses a healthy amount of lens flares.
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope
Get ready for another season of twists, terror, laughs, and love, as “Black Mirror” Season 4 is upon us, once again drawing upon our worst fears and best hopes for the future.

For a show where literally anything can happen with each new episode, there’s something ironic about the fact that we’ve come to have certain expectations as to what an episode of “Black Mirror” might be. Season 4 doesn’t technically subvert those expectations — there are at least two episodes, “Arkangel” and “Crocodile,” which are very much identifiable as classic “Black Mirror” tales. But fortunately, creator Charlie Brooker has taken some big swings with other installments, and the result is proof that “Black Mirror,” as a series, has plenty of mileage left in it.

This is never a show that’s easy to talk about in a spoiler-free context, but it feels safe to say that there’s more
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‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope

‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Review: The Future Might Be Bleak, But Some Stellar Installments Will Give You Hope
Get ready for another season of twists, terror, laughs, and love, as “Black Mirror” Season 4 is upon us, once again drawing upon our worst fears and best hopes for the future.

For a show where literally anything can happen with each new episode, there’s something ironic about the fact that we’ve come to have certain expectations as to what an episode of “Black Mirror” might be. Season 4 doesn’t technically subvert those expectations — there are at least two episodes, “Arkangel” and “Crocodile,” which are very much identifiable as classic “Black Mirror” tales. But fortunately, creator Charlie Brooker has taken some big swings with other installments, and the result is proof that “Black Mirror,” as a series, has plenty of mileage left in it.

This is never a show that’s easy to talk about in a spoiler-free context, but it feels safe to say that there’s more
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer

Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer
How I Met Your… Extraterrestrial Monster?

Cristin Milioti plays a new crew member aboard a space exploration vessel in the trailer for a Black Mirror Season 4 installment that pointedly evokes Star Trek while braving the great beyond.

VideosBlack Mirror Trailer: Jodie Foster Spins a Frightful Tale of Parental Guidance

In the episode “USS Callister,” viewers are invited to join Captain Daly (played by Friday Night LightsJesse Plemons) and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

Will their adventure be as light-hearted and full of knowing chuckles as the trailer suggests?
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‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders

‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Logan,’ and More: the Genre-Benders That Are Major Oscar Contenders
Every year, the studios take their best genre successes and try to push them beyond the technical ghetto. Oscar campaigners want to convince critics, guilds, and Oscar voters that their movie rises to the level of art. But it’s rare for fantasy, horror, thriller, action or comic-book movies to pass over to the Best Picture side.

When they do, it tends to be an exception like Peter Jackson’s fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. All three films scored Best Picture nominations and technical wins: “Fellowship” scored 13 nominations and wins for Makeup, Visual Effects, and Cinematography; “The Two Towers” earned six and won Sound Editing and VFX; and then came the ultimate triumph for the finale “The Return of the King”: a grand sweep of all 11 nominations including Best Picture. But while “Lotr” fell into the fantasy genre, it was boosted by the literary pedigree of J.R.R. Tolkien.
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