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Brazilian Composer Pedro Bromfman Brings Unique Sound To Netflix Series 'Narcos'

28 August 2015 10:11 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Film and television composer Pedro Bromfman teams up with Brazilian director/producer José Padilha (Elite SquadRoboCop) for a third time to score the Netflix series, “Narcos” a chilling tale of Pablo Escobar’s reign as the infamous drug kingpin and the bloody drug wars that waged through the 70's and 80's in Colombia. Bromfman scored and played most of the instruments on the soundtrack. He talks to us about his unique approach.

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- info@cinemovie.tv (Super User)

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Narcos: history turned Netflix drama traces Pablo Escobar's rise to power

28 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

No one comes out clean in the series about the infamous drug kingpin, as the cartels and the DEA fight for control of the illegal trade

What’s the name of the show? Narcos

When does it premiere? All 10 episodes start streaming on Netflix on Friday 28 August.

Related: I shot Pablo Escobar: Narcos' José Padilha on his new TV series

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- Brian Moylan

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Narcos Season 1 Review

27 August 2015 6:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

Gone are the days when Netflix had but one series per season; this summer has seen the streaming behemoth debut an electric new sci-fi property and the continuation of arguably its most popular show. Next in line is Narcos, premiering all ten of its episodes on Friday, August 28. The show tells the true-life story of the slow rise to power of Pablo Escobar and his massive cocaine empire that spanned cities and countries, and the handful of DEA agents who made it their life goal to put an end to his operation.

Like the service’s previous hour-long dramas, Narcos is handsomely produced, with unmistakably confident direction from José Padilha (2014’s RoboCop) and a warm color pallet that highlights the trickly sweat-drenched actors and the sticky air of both the Miami and Colombian city streets of the late 70’s/early 80’s. Unfortunately, where »

- Mitchel Broussard

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Review: Netflix's 'Narcos' takes on the legend of Pablo Escobar

27 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Narcos," Netflix's new drama about the rise of the Colombian drug cartels, opens with a title card explaining, "Magical realism is defined as what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe. It then adds, "There is a reason magical realism was born in Colombia." This observation — which the "Narcos" creators like enough to have a character repeat in a later episode — suggests a magical realism take on the story of Pablo Escobar and the rest of the Medellin Cartel. Instead, it's a pretty straightforward, if lengthy (the first season has 10 episodes; I've seen the first 7), take on the sordid, tragic business of Pablo and his comrades. It moves at a fast clip and is eminently watchable, even as it feels like a pretty superficial take on the subject. Created by Chris Brancato, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard, with the first episode directed »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Warner Bros. developing Dante’s Inferno movie

22 August 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline has revealed that Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to Dante’s Inferno, a pitch from screenwriter Dwain Worrell which is based upon the legendary poem by Dante Alighieri.

One of three parts of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Inferno follows the hero Dante as he descends through the nine circles of hell – Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud, and Treachery – to save the woman he loves.

Worrell’s previous credits include Walking the Dead and Operator, while he has recently been developing an adaptation of Jose Padilha’s (RoboCop) sci-fi short story Mindcorp.

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- Gary Collinson

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New trailer for Netflix’s upcoming ‘Narcos’ brings the violence along with the money

19 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Following a critically acclaimed turn in Season four of HBO’s Game of Thrones, actor Pedro Pascal is set to return to television in a major role once again, this time on Netflix’s Pablo Escobar drama Narcos.

The show, Netflix’s newest original series, has now released a second trailer. Narcos will have its first season written entirely by Hannibal scribe Chris Brancato, with Elite Squad and RoboCop director José Padilha helming every episode. Wagner Moura steps into the role of Pablo Escobar, and Moura and Pascal are joined onscreen by Boyd Holbrook, Ana de la Reguera, and Manolo Cardona.

The series itself will trace the rise of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel, as well as the DEA Agents who went after them. Escobar and the cartel made their money by smuggling cocaine from Colombia to the Us in the 80s, with the DEA intent on either arresting or killing him. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Second Trailer For Netflix’s Drug Kingpin Series Narcos Amps Up The Tension

18 August 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A brand new trailer has arrived for Netflix’s next original series Narcos, exploring the activities of infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Set during the druggy excesses of the 1980s, the series delves into the exploits of the kingpin himself and the Medellin cartel, who aided him in funnelling buckets of cocaine in and out of Colombia. This latest preview provides new insight thanks to Boyd Holbrook’s voiceover as one of the DEA agents lumped with the thankless task of bringing Escobar down.

Alongside Holbrook is Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as a fellow agent and Wagner Moura in the plum role of the gangster himself. And the blood-soaked, violence-fuelled gangster tip is played heavily here, with more than a few nods to some of the genre’s classics. What’s worthwhile noting while watching the trailer is how little public presence the series has thus far. It’s »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: Money Brings Violence In New Trailer For Netflix's Drug Drama 'Narcos'

18 August 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

As August fades, so too does the quality of movies hitting cinemas. But Netflix has a pretty great reason to stay in with "Narcos," and with the drama set to debut in just a couple of weeks, a new trailer has hit for the anticipated series. Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium") takes the lead role of Pablo Escobar, one of the most notorious drug dealers and kingpins of all time, who racked up both stacks of bills and bodies. José Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") directed the ten episode series about Escobar's life, and follows two DEA agents tasked with bringing him down. Here's the official synopsis:  The Medellin cartel - the most violent, ruthless and wealthy criminal organization in the history of modern crime. And the one man who lorded over them all... Pablo Escobar.  Narcos is the true story of the U.S. and Colombian efforts to battle the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Money Brings Violence In New Trailer For Netflix's Drug Drama 'Narcos'

18 August 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As August fades, so too does the quality of movies hitting cinemas. But Netflix has a pretty great reason to stay in with "Narcos," and with the drama set to debut in just a couple of weeks, a new trailer has hit for the anticipated series. Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium") takes the lead role of Pablo Escobar, one of the most notorious drug dealers and kingpins of all time, who racked up both stacks of bills and bodies. José Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") directed the ten episode series about Escobar's life, and follows two DEA agents tasked with bringing him down. Here's the official synopsis:  The Medellin cartel - the most violent, ruthless and wealthy criminal organization in the history of modern crime. And the one man who lorded over them all... Pablo Escobar.  Narcos is the true story of the U.S. and Colombian efforts to battle the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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10 filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder

11 August 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In the wake of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, Matthew Lee looks at ten filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder…

Josh Trank’s debut, Chronicle, was a surprise hit of 2012. The film fused the found-footage genre with superhero tropes to create a coming-of-age story that was both fresh and exciting. Trank’s ability to transcend these tired trends and motifs made him an ideal candidate to finally do justice to the Fantastic Four franchise, one that had an unreleased early 90s film, and two poor mid-00s flicks. However, with production problems between Trank and cast members, and no advanced press screening, many pundits were concerned this would be a mess.

The results are in, and it is not only a poor film, but has been described as the worst reviewed Marvel film to-date. That’s not good. Trank responded openly via tweet to this, noting how Fox had – ah, »

- Matthew Lee

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What’s New on Netflix: August 2015

30 July 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Netflix Streaming adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may also have previously been on Netflix, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below. The One Netflix Wants You to Watch: Narcos (Season 1) A chronicle of law enforcement’s attempts to take down the Pablo Escobar–run Medellín cartel, Narcos promises to deliver everything you want in a late-summer thriller: explosions, cocaine-fueled parties, and most of all, Game of Thrones vet Pablo Pascal in an ’80s mustache. Creator José Padilha has talked a great deal about the extensive research he conducted before working on the project, which means the ten-episode season will serve up a few lessons on cartel history alongside »

- Jackson McHenry

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in August 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

29 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

1. "Narcos" (available August 28) Why Should I Watch It? "Narcos" may have less big name talent attached than recent Netflix releases (I'm looking right at you "Wet Hot American Summer"), but a lack of star power doesn't indicate lesser quality, just as an abundance of it fails to guarantee greatness (again, right at you "Wet Hot"). Created by Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") and starring Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad") as Pablo Escobar, "Narcos" pits the drug kingpin against a DEA team eager to take him down. Netflix is promising "brutal, bloody conflict" in its second period drama (though everyone's basically agreed to forget "Marco Polo" ever happened), and considering the number of violent films chronicling activities surrounding Escobar's drug trade — from "Blow" to "Escobar: Paradise Lost" — that seems like one attribute we can rely on lasting for at...

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- Ben Travers

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge Watch in August 2015 (And the Best Episodes of Each)

29 July 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

1. "Narcos" (available August 28) Why Should I Watch It? "Narcos" may have less big name talent attached than recent Netflix releases (I'm looking right at you "Wet Hot American Summer"), but a lack of star power doesn't indicate lesser quality, just as an abundance of it fails to guarantee greatness (again, right at you "Wet Hot"). Created by Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") and starring Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad") as Pablo Escobar, "Narcos" pits the drug kingpin against a DEA team eager to take him down. Netflix is promising "brutal, bloody conflict" in its second period drama (though everyone's basically agreed to forget "Marco Polo" ever happened), and considering the number of violent films chronicling activities surrounding Escobar's drug trade — from "Blow" to "Escobar: Paradise Lost" — that seems like one attribute we can rely on lasting for at »

- Ben Travers

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‘Narcos’ Pedro Pascal Compares Drama to ‘Game of Thrones': ‘We Don’t Need Dragons, We’ve Got Cocaine’

28 July 2015 11:21 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The cast and creators of new Netflix drama “Narcos” did not shy away from blasting the real world drug policies that led to the disastrous events on which their series were based. “The drug policy that we have doesn’t work and it hasn’t worked in 30 years,” said executive producer and director Jose Padilha on stage during the show’s panel at the Television Critics’ Association summer press tour. “Narcos” is a 10-episode drama following two parallel stories, the rise of Colombian drug kingpins, including Pablo Escobar (played by Wagner Moura), as cocaine arrived in Miami, and the American DEA agents sent. »

- Linda Ge

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Anti-Drug Message At Heart Of Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ – TCA

28 July 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“If you’re at a party and snort a gram of cocaine, look at how many people died (for it), how many lives were destroyed. ” That’s what Narcos executive producer Jose Padilha wants audiences to be conscious of when they watch his 10-hour Netflix series Narcos, which follows the 1980 drug war between the U.S. and Colombia’s kingpin Pablo Escobar. “The drug policy that we have in the U.S. hasn’t worked in the last 30 years,” said Padilha, “The Nancy Reagan ‘Just Say No… »

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Witness The Rise Of Pablo Escobar In Trailer For Netflix’s Narcos

15 July 2015 6:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Netflix has been having a hit-or-miss year with its originals, with runaway successes like Marvel’s Daredevil and lackluster bows like Bloodline and Sense8, but Narcos definitely has all the trappings of another hit for the streaming giant.

The first trailer for the 10-episode series paints it as a fast-paced, well-researched exploration of the rise of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar as his Medellin cartel ruled the country with an iron fist in the late 1980s. Narcos simultaneously looks inside Escobar’s empire and follows the law enforcement officials tasked with bringing him down.

Wagner Moura plays Escobar, while Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal take the other two lead roles as DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena. Jose Padilha (RoboCopElite Squad) directed all 10 installments of the series, which will land on Netflix August 28.

Here’s the official synopsis for Narcos, below:

Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Netflix Debuts Official Trailer For Drug Cartel Drama ‘Narcos’

15 July 2015 12:10 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Netflix is readying viewers for the premiere of its newest original series. The streaming video-on-demand platform dropped the official trailer for its crime drama Narcos, which premieres on August 28, 2015.

The Narcos series trailer introduces viewers to the lavish yet dangerous lifestyle of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (played by Elite Squad’s Wagner Moura). The Netflix original series will follow the story of Escobar and other high-level cocaine kingpins of the 1980s as U.S. law enforcement officers try to take them down.

Netflix originally announced the production of Narcos back in April 2014. Moura was already on board as Escobar, along with his previous Elite Squad director José Padilha. In June, Game of Thrones’s Pedro Pascal joined the cast, which also includes Boyd Holbrook, Juan Pablo Raba, Joanna Christie, and Stephanie Sigman. Doug Miro, Eric Newman, Carlo Bernard, and Chris Brancato serve as executive producers.

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- Bree Brouwer

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Watch: Netflix Drops Trailer for Real-Life Crime Drama "Narcos"

15 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Back when Netflix first started producing its own original series, I wondered how many they would ultimately ever make. Now they are making so many I can hardly keep up with them all, but after watching the trailer for "Narcos" -- which debuts August 28 -- I've found one I'm definitely going to need to keep my eye on. "Narcos" centers on 1980s drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) and the famed Medellin cartel in Colombia, long considered among the most violent, ruthless and wealthy organized crime rings in the modern era. Escobar lorded over the Medellin cartel until his assassination in 1993. Based on the trailer, it seems this first season focuses in on the mid-80s, at which point Escobar and his men were trafficking tons of cocaine each day and raking in billions of dollars each year, though the feds were hot on their heels. Created by Jose Padilha »

- Jordan Benesh

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Netflix releases a trailer for its upcoming Pablo Escobar drama ‘Narcos’

15 July 2015 9:07 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A number of original series from Netflix have made their debut over the past few months, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline, and Sense8. Their next new series, however, is poised to go in a different direction, in keeping with the streaming service’s trend to date, and will examine the Mexican drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel.

Titled Narcos, the show is not the first fictional portrayal of the famous criminal, as the character has previously appeared in everything from 2001’s Blow to 2015’s Escobar: Paradise Lost. Elysium‘s Wagner Moura steps into the character’s shoes this time around, with Game of ThronesPedro Pascal and Gone Girl‘s Boyd Holbrook among the supporting cast. The series synopsis is as follows.

The Medellin cartel – the most violent, ruthless and wealthy criminal organization in the history of modern crime. And the one man who lorded over them all… »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Full Trailer: Netflix's "Narcos" Series

15 July 2015 8:53 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has unveiled the full trailer for its original series "Narcos" which debuts for its members around the world on August 28th. The ten-episode series chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict

Jose Padilha executive produces the series which stars Brazilian actor Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium") as Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook ("Gone Girl") and Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones") as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena.

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- Garth Franklin

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