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Top 5 TV: Kanye for President and 'Hannibal''s Last Meal

31 August 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The top two items on this week's list aired on NBC, but since one's already been cancelled and the other's being quickly killed off, it's feels wrong to call them "NBC shows." Both have been relatively acclaimed, but when it comes to the programming of what used to be known as TV's "Big Three," prestige alone doesn't sell. Those of us who favor the daring can be bummed about this, and blame the primetime broadcasters for not always backing their best. Or we can be glad these programs existed in the first place. »

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

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Robin Hood or murdering madman – who was Pablo Escobar? Netflix’s latest drama digs beneath the myths surrounding Colombia’s notorious drug lord in search of the real deal

There’s a telling moment early in the first episode of Narcos, a gripping new Netflix drama about the hunt for Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Escobar is in a convoy of trucks driving contraband across a bridge towards the border when he is stopped by a company of military police – a stop he was not expecting, given that he claimed to have paid off every cop in Medellin. Escobar, played with a mix of charisma and quiet menace by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, calmly steps from the cab, reveals the illicit cargo being carried in the trucks, and then addresses each of the soldiers by name, intimidating them by revealing how much he knows about their families, before grandly announcing: »

- Chris Campion

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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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‘Amateurs,’ ‘Paradise Hills,’ ‘Kiken’ Set for Austin Fantastic Market

13 August 2015 10:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Amateurs,” “Paradise Hills” and “Kiken” feature among 13 genre pic projects to be pitched at 2015’s 3rd Austin Fantastic Market that offers a tantalizing mix for Latin genre cognoscenti of cutting edge Latin American, U.S. and European horror/fantasy fare.

Seven of the 13 projects are freshmen (or women) films, pointing to a new wave of genre directors breaking through often supported by producers – Gerardo Naranjo, Isaac Ezban, Andre Pereira – who have only emerged in the last decade. As Austin itself points out, pitch projects involve talent from “Miss Bala,” “Redeemer,” “Open Windows,” “”Shrew’s Nest,” “Elite Squad-The Enemy Within,” High Five” and “The Incident.”

In such a context, Argentina’s Ramiro Garcia Bogliano, at Austin with “Demon Driven,” or Uruguay’s Carlos Ameglia, “Kiken’s” helmer, seem positively veteran. The Market also features “Bandit Heroes,” from Chilean genre pioneer Ernesto Diza Espinosa (“Redeemer”), a Robin Hood-ish bank heists tale. »

- John Hopewell

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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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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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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.

Produced by Gaumont Television, »

- Bree Brouwer

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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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‘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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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 »

- David Canfield

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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. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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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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Wolf Warrior Action-Packed War Drama Debuts Under WellgoUsA

14 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Wolf Warrior Action-Packed War Drama Debuts Under WellgoUsA

An Elite Squad of Mercenaries Just Met Their Deadliest Target Wolf Warrior The action-packed war drama Wolf Warrior, Wu Jing’s second film as a director (following Legendary Assassin), debuts on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Sept. 1 from Well Go USA Entertainment. In addition to his directing duties, Wu Jing (Badges of Fury, Shaolin) also ...

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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 »

- Bree Brouwer

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