12 items from 2016
Directed by Bernard Rose.
An eccentric pair of scientists create a human monster in modern-day Los Angeles.
Another year, another adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel but there is a twist to this one as it sticks very closely to its source material but updates the setting to modern-day Los Angeles. This isn’t the first time that a gothic horror story has been given a contemporary makeover (Dracula A.D. 1972 springs to mind, along with countless retellings of The Phantom of the Opera, The Invisible Man, etc.) and Frankenstein has proven to be the most popular of the classic movie monsters to revisit in recent years but so far nobody seems to have gotten the formula for updating it right. So has Candyman director Bernard Rose managed to crack it?
Pretty much, »
- Amie Cranswick
With half of Netflix's four Marvel shows already streaming, Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's Jessica Jones, fans have been waiting for updates on the other half of this slate, Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist. The streaming service hasn't announced any official premiere dates for either show yet, but Marvel's Luke Cage has already wrapped production and is rumored to debut in late summer. As for Marvel's Iron Fist, updates have been few and far between. But Heroic Hollywood is reporting that Marvel's Jessica Jones writer Scott Reynolds has joined the writing staff.
The site captured a screengrab of the writer's Twitter page, where his bio states that he is a "Marvel/Netflix Iron Fist writer" and a former Jessica Jones writer. While this isn't any sort of official confirmation, the scribe did edit his bio after the original story was published, removing any mention of Marvel's Iron Fist. Still, »
It’s no secret that Marvel and Netflix danced around the decision to order a sophomore season of Jessica Jones, perhaps in fear that it would clash with the former’s plans for the planned Defenders universe. But as lead star Krysten Ritter noted before, the inaugural season ended in such a way that there was plenty of story left to tell regarding New York’s no-nonsense private eye.
Low and behold, the stars aligned only a fortnight ago when Marvel and Netflix officially greenlit Jessica Jones season 2, bringing Ritter, Melissa Rosenberg, Rachael Taylor, Mike Colter and Carrie-Anne Moss back to Hell’s Kitchen in early 2017.
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But which direction will Rosenberg pursue? Mooted reports of David Tennant’s Kilgrave returning reared their head only last week, though such a return would naturally present some logistical problems. By all accounts, with Alias Investigations now up and running once more, »
- Michael Briers
When Memento arrived in 2001, it was a total buzzfest: Everyone was talking about it. It had a Wachowski level of cool (even co-starring Wachowski favorites Joe Pantoliano and Carrie-Anne Moss), it had a gritty noir sensibility, and an innovative time-bending structure deftly designed to get you inside the brain-damaged mind of Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce). It left Sundance that January with the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, hit movie theaters in March, and when awards season came it was nominated for an Oscar for the Screenplay (Chris Nolan's first Oscar nomination) as well as the Editing prize. The movie has lost none of its cachet in the intervening years, retaining a 92% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and clocking in at #46 on the IMDb Top 250.
But I have a personal reason for loving this movie, as well as a story (I always have a story) if you'll indulge me after the jump. »
- Deborah Lipp
It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.
2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:
- Dan Bullock
Hell hath no fury like a... demon scorned? In this round-up, we have a look at the official poster for Fury of the Demon. Also: an I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday poster, a new Alienween trailer, details on the screening of Romero's vampire film, Martin, Frankenstein on Blu-ray / DVD, and Director's Cut.
Fury of the Demon: "An investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon (La Rage du Démon), attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès. Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made. From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that has been shaking the film world for over a century! »
- Tamika Jones
Over the weekend at the Netflix TCA (via ComicBook), the stars of Jessica Jones were around to take questions about the first season, particularly after the announcement of a second series. One of the ‘hot’ topics of conversation however was the chemistry and relationship between Jessica (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). How did the actors find them?
“If you’re gonna have to do a scene like that, it’s not terrible to do it with Mike,” Ritter said laughing. “He’s all right looking, but he’s also just a nice guy, always has your back.”
They both added that there’s “nothing sexy” about their scenes and that they actually pick on each other during them.
“The awkward point is the people that are in the room besides us,” Colter added. “We’re okay, it’s the 20-30 people that are around who are all of »
- Luke Owen
Following last night’s announcement of a second season of Jessica Jones, the official Twitter feed released the first official image from the show.
Check out the tweet below:
Did you get the memo? Marvel’s #JessicaJones is back for Season 2, only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/RPXkREmCgx
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) January 17, 2016
There’s no release date for the second season of Jessica Jones just yet, but it will see the return of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Rachel Taylor as Trish Walker/Hellcat, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth and Wil Traval as Will Sampson.
See Also: Listen to Defenders TV Podcast reviews of Jessica Jones here
- Luke Owen
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, today announced premiere dates for several upcoming comedy series and kids series, the renewal of its acclaimed drama Marvel's Jessica Jones and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. British star Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights, Concussion and Doctor Who) and Canada's Mackenzie Davis (The F Word, Halt & Catch Fire and The Martian) have been cast in lead roles in one of the episodes of the Netflix original series Black Mirror. Owen Harris (Kill Your Friends) will direct the episode. Created and written by Charlie Brooker, the series is produced by House of Tomorrow, and Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones serve as executive producers.
Netflix also announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular »
Netflix has announced that Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season. Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel's Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private investigator in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.
Critics' Choice award nominee Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an amazing cast including David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, among others. The series is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) and Liz Friedman (Elementary), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Lost, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
Marvel's Jessica Jones is the second of four Netflix original series', »
The season one cast of Marvel's Jessica Jones also includes David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval. It is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and Liz Friedman, with Jeph Loeb.
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I’ll be honest, on paper, seeing yet another film based on the Frankenstein story – especially directed by Bernard Rose, who by this time had fallen far from the acclaim of Candyman – was not my idea of a good time. Thankfully I put aside my prejudices when the film screened at Frightfest last summer and was blown away by Rose’s Stunning, Beautiful and Touching new take on the classic tale. Now I’ll eagerly sing it’s praises to anyone that asks…
So why am I telling you this? Well Signature Entertainment have today announced that they are to debut Frankenstein on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray next month! Cjeck out the official synopsis and cover art below; and while your at it, why don’t you give my Frankenstein review a read?
Set in present day Los Angeles, Frankenstein tells its tale entirely from the point of view of »
- Phil Wheat
12 items from 2016
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