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It’s the last weekend of August, dear readers, and the summer movie season is at an end. But there’s still plenty of cool stuff coming to our theaters this year, from James Bond to Star Wars and everything in between. This week’s installment of Trailer Trashin’ takes a look at The Martian, the upcoming sci-fi film from director Ridley Scott.
Premise: A manned mission to Mars goes awry, and astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind on the planet by his crew. Watney fights to survive in the harsh environment and to signal to others that he is still alive. Upon discovering Watney’s signal Nasa, scientists all around Earth, and his crew members collaborate to find a way to rescue him.
My take: English filmmaker Ridley Scott has had a good relationship with science-fiction. The two films that helped put him on »
- Timothy Monforton
Netflix has been creating more and more original content over the last few months. The end of 2014 saw the show Marco Polo air on the streaming service and it has now been announced that the show has been renewed for a second season.
The second season will run for 10 episodes and will go into production later this year. Marco Polo is produced by The Weinstein Company and Electus and stars Lorenzo Richelmy as Marco Polo alongside a cast that also includes Benedict Wong, Joan Chen, Zhu Zhu, Chin Han, Olivia Cheng, Tom Wu, Remy Hii, Uli Latukefu, Mahesh Jadu, Claudia Kim and Rick Yune.
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- Thomas Roach
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
When Netflix released Marco Polo on December 12th, it made an ambitious foray into the historical epic genre. This attempt was met with mixed reviews from critics, but no matter the general consensus about Marco Polo, the show will get at least one more season to build up its audience. Netflix has renewed it for a second season, which will include ten more episodes.
Marco Polo follows the adventures of the famed explorer (played by Lorenzo Richelmy) as he journeys to the East and encounters the wondrous world of Mongol leader Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong). The show's first season spans ten hour-long episodes, which Netflix subscribers can stream on-demand.
Response to the show's first season was split right down the middle. Many critics offered negative reviews, and several of those critics found Marco Polo to be a pale imitation of a certain HBO program that also features graphic violence, epic scale, »
- Sam Gutelle
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, »
The epic historical-based exploration adventure will get 10 new episodes taking place in Kublai Khan’s 13th century China.
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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
6 items from 2015
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