15 items from 2015
You've probably seen "Night Moves," "Meek's Cutoff," "Wendy and Lucy" or "Old Joy," director Reichardt's quartet of hushed, spare and formally impeccable features set in or around the American Northwest. The Oregon-based filmmaker's singularly restrained approach began with 1994's "River of Grass," a 16mm-shot, sort-of love letter to Godard's "Breathless," Malick's "Badlands" and Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde." Narrated with relaxed poetry a la Sissy Spacek in "Badlands" or Linda Manz in "Days of Heaven," the film centers on a couple of young drifters who go rogue in South Florida outside the Everglades. With under 30 days to go, Oscilloscope's newly launched Kickstarter campaign asks for $30,000 to digitally restore the road movie. Lots of cool prizes include swag, vintage laser discs, a trip to the premiere screening and more. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Between Marvel, sitcoms, and returning favourites, Netflix is producing more and more original content, here's what we can expect in 2015...
Not happy with being the undisputable king of subscription streaming TV and films, Netflix has spent the last few years finding its footing in creating original content. It's enjoyed some big hits with the likes of House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, but has also produced some less well-received properties such as Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development’s resurrection.
Marco Polo, the service's big budget drama following Mongolian leader Kublai Khan, was a sizeable risk for the network and one that didn't exactly lit the critical world alight (though a second season may well help with the teething problems).
Looking ahead, it seems that we’ll be seeing a new face of Netflix before the year is out. Netflix has more upcoming projects than ever before and »
Love can be a many splendid thing…both in triumph and sometimes in tragedy. The emphasis of this sentiment is mainly on the latter as tragedy can be defined in various degrees of despair. Consequently, we have endured all sorts of conflict between lovers in cinema throughout the history of frequenting the movies.
In You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies we will look at a selection of films where the tragic circumstances have shaped the foundation of film lovers convincingly. The tragic overtones come in all varieties: marital discourse, criminal activity, fraud, addiction, etc. Granted that there are probably bigger and better choices for lovey-dovey antagonism that could be cited in You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling but hey…the outcome remains the same: hampered relationships that are creatively rooted in turmoil.
The spotlight of “lovers” are open to discussion in the realm of combative married couples, »
- Frank Ochieng
Three-quarters of a decade after its launch, the management firm run by partners David Schiff, Courtney Kivowitz and Christian Donatelli has adopted a new moniker. The Schiff Company henceforth will be known as Mgmt. Entertainment. “The name change is meant as a symbolic acknowledgement of the incredible growth of the company since it’s inception 7 plus years ago, founder and partner David Schiff said in a statement. “The change further reflects the significant contribution from partners Kivowitz and Donatelli.”
Mgmt’s roster continues to include such boldface names as Michael B. Jordan, Katherine McPhee, Ethan Hawke, Keira Knightley, Jeff Bridges, Melissa McCarthy, Kevin Bacon, Dane Dehaan, Sienna Miler Jane Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter, Anna Gunn, Aubrey Plaza, Emmy Rossum, Ben Falcone, Sissy Spacek, Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Hanks. Its managers include Mimi Ditrani, Adam Isaacs, Risa Shapiro, Kenny Goodman, Michael Diamond, Dianne McGunigle and Kristin Konig. »
- The Deadline Team
“The name change is meant as a symbolic acknowledgement of the incredible growth of the company since it’s inception 7-plus years ago. The change further reflects the significant contribution from partners Kivowitz and Donatelli,” said company founder David Schiff.
- Jeff Sneider
Netflix will debut all 13 episodes of Daredevil, its series based on the Marvel comic, on April 10th as part of the stacked spring schedule it announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, NME reports.
Daredevil stars British actor Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock. In the original comics, Murdock was empowered, but blinded, at age 12 by a radioactive substance and began fighting crime as Daredevil after his father refused to throw a boxing match. The new adaptation marks the first installment of Marvel's Defenders franchise, which »
The semi-annual Television Critics Association’s winter press tour is well underway, and Netflix is taking the opportunity to shed some light on its future slate of originals. It was recently revealed that Marco Polo, a historical epic that is the streaming giant’s most ambitious series to date, has been picked for a second season of 13 episodes, to premiere sometime next year.
Production on the second season of Marco Polo will commence later this year. The show received mixed reviews in its first season, but it represents a huge step for Netflix’s original programming, so the streaming giant was always sure to stand behind it for multiple seasons. The John Fusco-created drama stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and features Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Chin Han, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, Mahesh Jadu, Claudia Kim and Rick Yune.
Netflix also announced premiere dates for several upcoming originals. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Earlier today Netflix presented a series of panels at the TCA Winter Press tour to highlight some of their upcoming programming. Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos opened the day with a number of announcements before the casts and creators of The Fall, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Bloodline took the stage to talk about their shows. Among those in attendance were Tina Fey, Ellie Kemper, Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Sam Shepard, Kyle Chandler, and Sissy Spacek. Find out what we learned about Netflix's upcoming slate after the jump. Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, Kicked off the presentation with a slew of announcements including a second season renewal for Marco Polo and a number of upcomming premiere dates, which included the first of their Marvel projects, Daredevil: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - March 6th Bloodline – March 20th Grace and Frankie – May 8th Marvel's Daredevil – April 10th He then opened the floor to questions. »
- Haleigh Foutch
Netflix plans to release plenty more original series than just this month’s upcoming The Adventures of Puss in Boots. The streaming video-on-demand service has announced the premiere dates for six original series including Marvel’s Daredevil and the family drama Bloodline from the creators of FX’s Emmy-winning Damages.
The first two series to arrive on the streaming video platform are programming titles aimed at children and young adults. The animated Ever After High: Spring Unsprung is based on Mattel’s popular doll franchise and will debut globally on February 6, 2015. The teen-centric Mako Mermaids live-action series about three mermaids who trade their fins for legs will premiere its second season on February 13 for all Netflix subscribers in North America, Latin America, Ireland, UK, the Nordics, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxumbourg.
- Bree Brouwer
Netflix’s “Bloodline” is a family thriller from brothers Todd and Glenn Kessler, as well as their decades-long close friend and collaborator, Daniel Zelman (collectively known as Kzk) — so it’s no surprise that this offering from the people behind “Damages” will be highly personal.
But it is not “Damages,” the Kessler crew wanted reporters to know at Wednesday’s Winter Television Critics Association panel for the new series — except maybe a little bit in its tonality.
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“‘Damages’ for us was very much about the professional world, »
- Tony Maglio
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series. Marco Polo, the sweeping adventure that follows the famed explorer's exploits in Kublai Khan's court in 13th century China, will return to delight the global Netflix audience. Creator John Fusco's tale of Marco's journey will continue for 10 all-new episodes as Marco navigates Kublai Khan's world of greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry. Fusco serves as executive producer along with Dan Minahan. Academy-Award nominated directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg also serve as executive producers. Season 1 was shot in Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Italy. Produced by The Weinstein Company, the series stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco and features Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Chin Han, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, Mahesh Jadu, »
It’s TCA time, folks, which means we’ll be getting a lot of new information from the Television Critics Association winter press tour over the next two weeks. Today, starting off press tour was Netflix, which announced some premiere dates for its highly anticipated new series. During a press conference with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the streaming service revealed exactly when shows like Daredevil, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Bloodline will debut. Here’s the full list: - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars The Office‘s Ellie Kemper and is the first new series from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock since the 30 Rock ended in 2013, will debut on Friday, March 6. - Bloodline, the Kyle Chander-led drama that focuses on a family who is hiding dark secrets from one another, will premiere on Netflix on Friday, March 20. The series comes from the creators of Damages and also stars Linda Cardenelli, »
- Chris King
The epic historical-based exploration adventure will get 10 new episodes taking place in Kublai Khan’s 13th century China.
“Daredevil” will begin on Friday, April 10.
Here’s the full press release, more to come:
Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced a new ten episode chapter in the adventures of Marco Polo and upcoming premiere dates for some of its highly anticipated new original series.
- Tony Maglio
Winter press tour just started, and already there's news, with Netflix announcing premiere dates for many of its new 2015 shows — including a much earlier debut than we expected for "Daredevil." In addition to ordering a second season of "Marco Polo," Netflix boss Ted Sarandos announced the following premiere dates (note: Netflix tends to debut its shows right after midnight Pacific on the dates in question): * "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which Netflix acquired from NBC late last year, will debut on Friday, March 6; created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, it stars Ellie Kemper from "The Office" as a woman who has just been rescued from a doomsday cult and tries to start her life over in New York City. It's funny. * "Bloodline," a drama from the "Damages" creative team about a Florida family — which includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard — will debut on Friday, »
- Alan Sepinwall
Netflix has released premiere dates for its exclusive shows, including "Marvel's Daredevil" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Netflix has also renewed "Marco Polo" for another ten episodes, although it's not clear when those will be released.
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," which stars Ellie Kemper as a former cult member making her way in NYC, premieres on Friday, March 6. It was co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and co-stars Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, and Carol Kane. The first season will run for 13 episodes.
Family drama "Bloodline" will premiere on Friday, March 20, and run for 13 episodes as well. It's got a sweet cast that includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard, so we'll definitely be keeping an eye out for that one.
- Jenni Miller
15 items from 2015
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