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Fascinating Trailer For Netflix's The Push Follows a Real Psychological Illusionist Convince Someone to Commit Murder

The Push is an intriguing special coming to Netflix that focuses on a real psychological illusionist named Derren Brown as he seriously trick a man into committing a murder. This thing looks crazy! Brown organizes a whole elaborate setup to push some poor guy into killing someone. Apparently Brown has been doing shows like this in the United Kingdom for a few years, but this is his first American special. Here's the synopsis:

In The Push, Brown exposes the psychological secrets of obedience and social compliance. He expertly lifts the lid on the terrifying truth that, when confronted with authority, our natural instinct is to unflinchingly obey without question – to such an extent that even the most moral people can be made to commit the most horrendous acts, simply because they are told to do so.

This is seriously one hell of cruel prank to pull on someone! It's downright unsettling.
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Um, Netflix Has a New, F*cked Up Reality Show Where the Goal Is Murder

On Tuesday, Netflix released a trailer for a new show called The Push. "Chris is enmeshed in a web of lies, and that's important," says the voice of Derren Brown, a British psychological illusionist. "I need him to feel like there's no way out when he's told to commit murder." Yep, this show is an elaborately constructed experiment involving over 70 actors. The show is created by Brown himself, and it's an insane psychological exercise: if it's successful, Chris will decide to commit murder by pushing an innocent person off a building. Even the trailer alone raises a lot of questions. If this even ethical? Will Chris need loads of therapy if he literally makes the active decision to kill another human? What exactly is the benefit here? According to Entertainment Weekly, this is only the first of three Netflix specials from Brown, all of which will supposedly test the limits of human sanity and morality.
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‘The Push’ Trailer: A Netflix Special About Convincing Someone to Commit Murder

There’s a new special coming to Netflix that’s literally about tricking a man into committing murder. It’s called The Push, and it hails from a “psychological illusionist” from the UK named Derren Brown. Brown is one of the world’s greatest mentalists, and he’s been making shows in the United Kingdom for years, but this is […]

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Can Netflix ‘Push’ You to Commit Murder? Watch First Trailer for Startling Special (Video)

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Can Netflix ‘Push’ You to Commit Murder? Watch First Trailer for Startling Special (Video)
If you never thought you were the kind of person who would kill someone, U.K. “psychological illusionist” Derren Brown is out to test that theory with his new Netflix special “The Push.” In the first trailer for Brown’s event on the streaming service, we see his attempts to test the limits of “social compliance” and how far you can make someone bend their own morals. Oh, and you also feel really bad for the guy at the center of a scenario as group of pair actors try to convince him to commit — and cover up — a murder. To see if...
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The Push: Netflix Reality Special Attempts to Manipulate Someone Into Committing Murder — Watch Trailer

If you’re reading this, here’s a friendly warning: Your day is about to get a lot darker.

Netflix on Tuesday released the official trailer for The Push, a disturbing new special from British psychological illusionist Derren Brown which aims to see just how far a person has to be provoked in order to commit murder.

The special, available to stream on Feb. 27, puts an ordinary man — unaware that everyone else involved is a paid actor — in an unnerving scenario in which he’s eventually forced to decide whether to literally push an elderly millionaire off a ledge to his death.
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‘The Push’ Trailer: Netflix Series Wants to Know If You Would Push Someone Off a Ledge

‘The Push’ Trailer: Netflix Series Wants to Know If You Would Push Someone Off a Ledge
Do you still shudder at the thought of hearing “The Weakest Link” host Anne Robinson say: “You are the weakest link… Goodbye”? If so, Netflix has another seriously twisted British reality show for you. It’s called “The Push,” and it sounds like the most messed up reality show since “Survivor” (or maybe that crazy Russian one that allowed murder). Arriving stateside via Netflix later this month, “The Push” is a social experiment show led by “psychological illusionist” Derren Brown. Using actors and elaborate scenarios, Brown tests the moral mettle of poor unsuspecting contestants by trying to manipulate them into committing murder.

Per the official synopsis: “Brown exposes the psychological secrets of obedience and social compliance. He expertly lifts the lid on the terrifying truth that, when confronted with authority, our natural instinct is to unflinchingly obey without question – to such an extent that even the most moral people can
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in February

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in February. There will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks. Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including Martin Scorsese‘s Oscar-winning “Goodfellas,” Quentin Tarantino‘s “Kill Bill” double feature, the “Oceans” trilogy, and all the films in the “American Pie” franchise.

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including season 1 of the sci-fi series “Altered Carbon” and the sophomore edition of the teen drama “Greenhouse Academy.” And there are episodes of both the new David Letterman and Joel Hale talk shows.

Feb. 1

3000 Miles to Graceland

42 Grams

Aeon Flux

American Pie

American Pie 2

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

Ella Enchanted

Extract

Goodfellas
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in February 2018

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon will bring content for fans of the holiday and those who have had enough of love.

Uma Thurman’s action-packed thrillers “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2” can be added to Netflix queues starting in February. Other films coming to the streaming service are “Men in Black,” “Meet the Fockers,” and “Ella Enchanted.” Bravo’s “Imposters” and Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot will also be added.

A few classic movies are joining Hulu in next month, including Harrison Ford’s “Sabrina” and “Mystic Pizza,” starring Julia Roberts. For the kids, “Agent Cody Banks,” and “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds” will be added. Fans of “One Tree Hill” can watch all nine seasons of the teen series.

Amazon Prime will roll out new seasons for some of its original series in February, with the “The Tick: Season 1B” and the
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What’s Coming to Netflix in February 2018

“Ocean’s 8” will be coming to theaters in June, but in the meantime, Netflix is letting viewers catch up on the original series, adding “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Twelve,” and “Thirteen” to the streaming service in February. Also coming to the Netflix this month is the “American Pie” series, “Ella Enchanted,” “The Hurt Locker,” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.”

On the TV side, new shows “Altered Carbon,” “Seven Seconds,” “Everything Sucks!,” and “The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale” will be streaming, along with new comedy specials from Fred Armisen and Marlon Wayans.

Check out the full list below:

Feb. 1

3000 Miles to Graceland

42 Grams

Aeon Flux

American Pie

American Pie 2

American Pie Presents: Band Camp

American Pie Presents: The Book of Love

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile

Ella Enchanted

Extract

GoodFellas

Forgotten

How the Beatles Changed the World

John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken

Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Kill Bill: Vol. 2

Lara Croft:
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First Footage From Duncan Jones' Mute Featured in Netflix Trailer For Upcoming Releases

Netflix has released a promo video featuring some of the films and series that they have coming in the month of February. One of the most anticipated films on that line-up include Duncan Jone's sci-fi noir film Mute, and this trailer actually offers us our first look at some footage from it! That footage includes Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd. The film is set to be released on February 28th.

Below the promo, you'll find a full list of films and series that are coming to Netflix next month, and there's going to be plenty of new stuff to enjoy! It includes all of the American Pie films, the Kill Bill flicks, Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Goodfellas, and more.

Week of 2/1/18

3000 Miles to Graceland - 2/1/18

42 Grams - 2/1/18

Aeon Flux - 2/1/18

American Pie - 2/1/18

American Pie 2 - 2/1/18

American Pie Presents: Band Camp - 2/1/18

American Pie Presents: The
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British Illusionist Heads To Netflix With New Mind-Bending Special

British illusionist Derren Brown is heading to Netflix after the Svod service ordered a new special and scooped up two of his previous mind-bending specials. The move comes after Brown's live U.S debut Secret had a successful run off-Broadway last year. Netflix is to launch a new Brown special on the streaming service and it will also air Derren Brown: The Push and Derren Brown: Miracle, which aired on Channel 4 in the UK. I hear that Brown's new special, details of which…
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Exhilarating Trailer For the Horror Anthology Movie Ghost Stories with Martin Freeman

I'm a huge fan of horror anthology films and this new one from the UK called Ghost Stories looks great! The creepy film in based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman. The film centers around a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman. His rationality is tested when he "stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings."

The movie stars Andy Nyman as Goodman, and he's joined by a solid supporting that includes Martin FreemanAlex LawtherJill HalfpennyPaul WhitehouseNicholas BurnsKobna Holdbrook-SmithDaniel HillDerren Brown, and Ryan Oliva.

This movie looks like it'll be a fun and scary flick and I'm looking forward to checking it out! Ghost Stories will be released something this year, but no specific date is given. Watch
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Martin Freeman in Full UK Trailer for Anthology Horror 'Ghost Stories'

"You don't have to have your life ruled by superstitious fear." A brand new, full-lenth UK trailer has arrived for the new anthology supernatural horror film titled Ghost Stories. We initially posted three teasers for this last year after the film premiered at the London Film Festival in the fall. Based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman, this is about a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman who investigates three terrifying hauntings. Andy Nyman plays Goodman, and the rest of the ensemble cast includes Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Nicholas Burns, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Derren Brown, and Ryan Oliva. This looks thrilling, something different in the ghost subgenre and I'm curious to check it out. Here's the full-length official UK trailer for Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories, from YouTube: You can still watch the first three
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Watch 3 Creepy Teaser Trailers For New British Horror Film Ghost Stories

Three teaser trailers have been released for a new horror movie called Ghost Stories. The movie is based on the long-running British stage show created by Andy Nyman, an English magician, and this is the synopsis: 

Ghost Stories stars Andy Nyman as Professor Phillip Goodman, a psychologist and arch-skeptic, who has his rationality tested when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. He then embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for the ghostly happenings. 

Nyman is joined by an ensemble cast that includes Martin FreemanAlex LawtherJill HalfpennyPaul WhitehouseNicholas BurnsKobna Holdbrook-SmithDaniel HillDerren Brown, and Ryan Oliva.

The teasers make it feel like it might be an anthology film, but it also appears that there may be a connection between the three stories. 

You can watch the first three teaser trailers for the film below. The movie already
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First Teaser Trailers for British Horror 'Ghost Stories' About a Skeptic

"You don't believe, do ya?" IFC has unveiled three teaser trailers for a new ghost horror movie titled Ghost Stories, which already premiered at the London Film Festival earlier this month. It's due out in 2018 but doesn't have an exact date yet. Based on the long-running British horror stage show created by English magician Andy Nyman, the film is about a psychologist and arch-skeptic named Professor Phillip Goodman who investigates three terrifying hauntings. Andy Nyman plays Goodman, and the rest of the ensemble cast includes Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Jill Halfpenny, Paul Whitehouse, Nicholas Burns, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Daniel Hill, Derren Brown, and Ryan Oliva. It seems like an anthology film, but it also seems like there is a connection between the three stories. I'm very curious to see this film. Here's the first three teaser trailers for Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories, from YouTube: Ghost Stories stars Andy Nyman as Professor Phillip Goodman,
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Ghost Stories review – Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse shine in dreamlike spookfest

Co-directed by Andy Nyman and The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson, this three-part portmanteau horror turns out a disturbing, atmospheric fable

Ghost Stories is a barnstormer of an entertainment, a fairground ride with dodgy brakes. It’s an anthology of creepy supernatural tales in the intensely English tradition of Amicus portmanteau movies from the 1960s, such as Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, or the Ealing classic Dead of Night. Each story is made individually stranger and tinglier by the way the film allows you to notice an overarching narrative between them, becoming increasingly visible through the uncanny accumulation of coincidental detail.

The film’s writer-directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson have adapted it from their colossally successful stage show: Nyman is the actor, writer and magician who has devised productions for Derren Brown; Jeremy Dyson is the actor, comedy writer and co-creator of The League of Gentlemen. I
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Ghost Stories review – Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse shine in dreamlike spookfest

Co-directed by Andy Nyman and The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson, this three-part portmanteau horror turns out a disturbing, atmospheric fable

Ghost Stories is a barnstormer of an entertainment, a fairground ride with dodgy brakes. It’s an anthology of creepy supernatural tales in the intensely English tradition of Amicus portmanteau movies from the 1960s, such as Dr Terror’s House of Horrors, or the Ealing classic Dead of Night. Each story is made individually stranger and tinglier by the way the film allows you to notice an overarching narrative between them, becoming increasingly visible through the uncanny accumulation of coincidental detail.

The film’s writer-directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson have adapted it from their colossally successful stage show: Nyman is the actor, writer and magician who has devised productions for Derren Brown; Jeremy Dyson is the actor, comedy writer and co-creator of The League of Gentlemen. I
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Derren Brown's 11 best TV stunts

Craig Elvy Sep 27, 2017

The crazy world of Derren Brown is not without controversy and debate. Here we revisit 11 of the illusionist's most gripping TV stunts...

Being friends with Derren Brown must be simultaneously fascinating and utterly terrifying. A vastly intelligent natural performer with charisma and charm to spare, Derren has been confounding audiences with his brand of “magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship” for something approaching two decades and has successfully pulled-off a remarkable evolution from skilled street magician to performer of increasingly ambitious television events.

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Over time, Derren’s material has become as much about helping and inspiring people as it is shocking them,
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Taskmaster: the top 11 tasks so far

Louisa Mellor Sep 13, 2017

Den of Geek has narrowed down our favourite series 1-4 tasks from hugely funny Dave series Taskmaster

Warning: if you’re new to Taskmaster, catch up on Dave before reading this. We’d hate to spoil any surprises.

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Commence rummaging for your most unusual/impressive/heaviest item, because Taskmaster is back. Starting tonight on Dave is a new eight-episode run of the challenge-based comedy series, this time testing the mettle of Sir Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Nish Kumar, Aisling Bea and Mark Watson. This one’s coconut-themed, apparently. (Previous series have been vaguely themed around eggs, potatoes, rubber ducks and… whimsy?)

To celebrate its return, we’ve selected some of the previous series highlights. Below then, enjoy reminiscing about an amount of tasks that would, balanced atop one another,
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‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Theater Review: When Distraction Is Magic

‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Theater Review: When Distraction Is Magic
Have you ever wondered about the private lives of actors on stage? Probably. Have you ever wondered about the private lives of the people sitting around you in the audience? Probably not. Those strangers sitting around you in the dark are the subject of the new illusionist show “Derren Brown: Secret,” which opened Tuesday at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theatre Company. This marks the British illusionist’s American debut, and he goes way beyond the usual brand of magic here. The Playbill bio calls what Brown does a “unique brand of mind control, suggestion, showmanship and illusion.” Left off that list is.
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