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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 »

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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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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. »

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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 »

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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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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 »

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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… »

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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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‘Narcos’ First Trailer: Wagner Moura Is Drug Kingpin Pablo Escobar In Netflix Series

15 July 2015 8:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

“Imagine you were born in a poor family in a poor country, and by the time you were 28 years old you have so much money you can’t even count it.” And so begins the first full trailer for the Netflix drama series Narcos, which chronicles the true stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the efforts of law enforcement to meet them head-on. The series reunites Elite Squad director-producer José Padilha with actor Wagner Moura. Padilha created and exec produces Narco… »

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Narcos: Check Out the Trailer for Netflix's '80s-Set Drug Drama (Missile Launcher Included!)

15 July 2015 8:25 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“In war, good and bad are relative concepts,” offers one DEA agent in the trailer for Netflix’s upcoming drama Narcos — although some of the violent actions that accompany said voice-over look pretty darn clear-cut.

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Indeed, the streaming service’s first look at the series includes bold bribes, firing squads and full-scale military maneuvers.

Narcos, penned by Chris Brancato (Hannibal), directed by Jose Padilha (RoboCop) and executive-produced by Padilha and Eric Newman (Hemlock Grove), is the true story of law enforcement’s efforts to stop the spread of cocaine cartels around the world. »

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Watch: Meet Modern Crime's Most Ruthless Criminals in Netflix's 'Narcos' Trailer

15 July 2015 7:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix is set to further bolster its slate with "Narcos," a new historical drama centered on the ruthless Medellin cartel.  Read More: 21 'BoJack Horseman' Gifs Highlighting The Best Jokes You Missed in Season 1 The series comes from José Padilha ("Robocop"), and stars acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad") as the notorious crime leader Pablo Escobar. The official synopsis reads: "'Narcos' chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces -- legal, political, police, military and civilian -- that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world's most valuable commodities." The above trailer hints at a violent crime saga with some fascinating character studies. Among the actors set to appear in »

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Watch: Wagner Moura Is Pablo Escobar In Full Length Trailer For Netflix's 'Narcos'

15 July 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One only has to look at the second prison break by Mexico's notorious drug kingpin El Chapo to witness the fascination the public continues to have with underworld figures. Of course, it helps that El Chapo knows how to engage with the spotlight. And it's that quality that also surrounding Pablo Escobar, and his story is being brought to screens around the world with Netflix's "Narcos" and the first full length trailer has landed. Read More: Major Theater Chains Already Refusing To Screen Netflix's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium") takes the lead role in the ten episode series directed by José Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") that tells the life story of the famed drug slinger, and centers on 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. »

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Watch: Wagner Moura Is Pablo Escobar In Full Length Trailer For Netflix's 'Narcos'

15 July 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One only has to look at the second prison break by Mexico's notorious drug kingpin El Chapo to witness the fascination the public continues to have with underworld figures. Of course, it helps that El Chapo knows how to engage with the spotlight. And it's that quality that also surrounding Pablo Escobar, and his story is being brought to screens around the world with Netflix's "Narcos" and the first full length trailer has landed. Read More: Major Theater Chains Already Refusing To Screen Netflix's 'Beasts Of No Nation' Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium") takes the lead role in the ten episode series directed by José Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Robocop") that tells the life story of the famed drug slinger, and centers on 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. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ To Premiere Globally On August 28th

25 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Netflix has set a release date for it upcoming original series Narcos. The cocaine culture drama will debut on the streaming platform for worldwide subscribers on August 28, 2015.

Narcos tells the story of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar (played by Elite Squad and Elysium actor Wagner Moura), and the efforts of politicians, civilians, law enforcement, and drug lords to control the 1980’s narcotics culture of South America's Colombia. Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) stars as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Steve Murphy, with Murphy’s fellow agent Javier Peña played by Pedro Pascal (the Game of Thrones actor joined Narcos in June 2014).

Netflix originally gave the go-ahead for Narcos over a year ago in April 2014. Directed by Jose Padilha (of Elite Squad and RoboCop fame), Narcos is produced by Gaumont Television. Padilha executive produces alongside Eric Newman (Children of Men), Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (Sorcerer's Apprentice), and Chris Brancato »

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Netflix Debuts the First Teaser for Their Pablo Escobar Original Series Narcos

25 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Netflix announced today with a teaser video that its anticipated original series, Narcos, will premiere Friday, August 28 at 12:01am Pt exclusively for its members around the world. Narcos 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. It details the conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in an effort to control the world's most powerful commodity: cocaine. The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) »

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Netflix Launching Gaz Alazraki’s ‘Club de Cuervos’ Worldwide

10 June 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix is launching worldwide its first original Spanish-language dramedy, Gaz Alazraki’s “Club de Cuervos” (“Nosostros los Nobles”), on August 7t.  The streaming service is available in the U.S., Latin America, Canada, and some European territories. It recently announced plans to enter Spain, Portugal and Italy.

The 13-episode series centers on a wealthy family whose members fight over the control of the Los Cuervos soccer club after their patriach dies. “Club de Cuervos” stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Trevino.

Another original Netflix Spanish-language series, “Narcos,” is also expected to start streaming this year. The Colombia-set crime thriller about drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Medellin cartel is co-helmed by Brazilian director Jose Padilha (“Elite Squad,” “RoboCop”).

“Generations have loved shows like ‘El Chavo,’ and we are confident that they will enjoy recent titles like ‘La Dictadura Perfecta’ as well as the latest addition to our originals slate, ‘Club de Cuervos, »

- Anna Marie de la Fuente

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Ultron and the meaning of robots and AI in modern Sf movies

23 April 2015 8:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Age Of Ultron is about evil AI, and Ex Machina’s about a sentient robot. Ryan explores the link between these and other modern Sf films.

It’s an idea as old as literature itself: a lifeform is created, only for it to behave in a way its maker hadn’t anticipated - and sometimes with fatal consequences.

Writer-director Joss Whedon has drawn attention to the parallels between Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the latest opus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Whedon’s reading of Marvel comics lore, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark create Ultron - an artificial intelligence intended as a global defence program, but instead turns against the Avengers and humanity in general.

Brought to life by a peformance-captured James Spader, Ultron’s a charismatic example of a recent wave of AI characters in the movies. We’ve seen sentient, mutant »

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Fernando Coimbra to direct 'Burn Site'

20 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Solution Entertainment Group is packaging the psychological thriller for Wolf At The Door’s Brazilian director.

La-based The Solution optioned film rights and controls the screenplay and plans to produce, finance and sell the project once cast comes together.

Burn Site is a psychological thriller about a reformed convict who takes matters into his own hands when his step-daughter is murdered. 

The Solution co-founder Myles Nestel will produce Burn Site alongside Mark Sourian and Chris Pollack.

Busy Coimbra recently shot two episodes of Netflix’s original Pablo Escobar crime series Narcos produced by Gaumont International Television, Eric Newman and José Padilha that is set to air in August.

The filmmaker is working on his second draft of The Hanged (Os Enforcados) and will attend the June Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab with the dark comedy. The goal is to secure financing this year ahead of a 2016 shoot.

Wolf At The Door (O Lobo Atrás Da Porta) takes »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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