Friday, August 18, 2017

Netflix

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Prolific writer, producer and television hitmaker Shonda Rhimes is bringing her Shondaland production company to Netflix under a multi-year deal to produce new series and other projects. Longtime producing partner Betsy Beers makes the move to Netflix as well. 

The move further unites...

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

The Emmy nominations they’ve landed for The Crown (Netflix) continue an impressive awards season for visual effects supervisor Ben Turner and production designer Martin Childs. The latter has already seen The Crown score him nominations for both a BAFTA TV Award recognizing...

Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

Jessica Williams says it's a great time to be an actress of color, and applauds Netflix for leading the way in promoting diversity.

Williams, who cut her teeth as a correspondent on "The Daily Show," takes on her first starring role in the streaming network's original film, "The...

Thursday, Jul. 6, 2017

The historic case of The Central Park Five will be brought to life in a new dramatic limited series for Netflix created by Ava DuVernay, who will also write and direct. The narrative, five-episode series will be executive produced by Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King from Participant Media, Oprah...

Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017

While director/producer/showrunner Barry Sonnenfeld viewed creating different worlds for Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as both exciting and daunting, bringing a welcomed level of comfort to the challenge was knowing that he would once again be working with a colleague whom he...

Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Just in time for summer comes a film that seriously threatens the core component of barbeques, baseball games and block parties. To be blunt, "Okja" may force you to put down that hot dog.

Director Bong Joon Ho's uneven movie is about a girl, her giant, adorable pet pig and an evil...

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017

The giant genetically modified pig of Bong Joon-Ho's "Okja" is 8-feet tall, 13-feet long and would, if real, weigh six tons. It looks most like a hippo, but it has big floppy dog ears and moves a little like an elephant.
It's a hybrid creature for a hybrid movie. Like the South Korean...

Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017

Filmmaker Shawn Levy is no stranger professionally to stranger things. In fact, he’s shown an affinity for them and most anything that’s atypical, spanning the horror, sci-fi, dramatic and comedy genres. He has brought exhibits to life in the wildly successful Night At The Museum...

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has an answer to where the controversy over the theatrical releases of Netflix movies started: his cinematic ambition.

Bong said Wednesday that Netflix never pushed for the theatrical release of his "Okja," but he did so himself so people could see it...

Thursday, Jun. 1, 2017

Cinematographer Colin Watkinson has a pair of shows in the running for Emmy consideration--The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Emerald City (NBC). Inspired by--and a much darker take on--L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” tales, Emerald City introduces us to a mystical land...