Releasing on Netflix this week, The Incredible Jessica James is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen this year. Written and directed by Jim Strouse, the comedy stars Jessica Williams, Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noël Wells. Zabryna Guevera, Taliyah Whitaker, Sarah Jones, Will Stephen, Susan Heyward, and Megan Ketch also star. Jessica Williams, The Daily Show alumnus, breaks out in her role as Jessica James, a young playwright in New York City. At…"The Incredible Jessica James is innovative, genuine"
Netflix has released the first trailer for the December’s action-thriller, Bright, whose cast appeared on Conan last night during Comic Con. Directed by David Ayer from a screenplay written by Max Landis, action-thriller stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Enrique Murciano, Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Margaret Cho, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi. David Ayer, Eric Newman, and Bryan Unkeless serve as…"Netflix releases new Bright trailer at Comic Con"
Director Christopher Nolan, whose new film Dunkirk hits theaters on Friday, had some not-so-nice things to say about Netflix and their aversion to theatrical releases. Nolan spoke with Indiewire this week in an interview. “Netflix has a bizarre aversion to supporting theatrical films,” Nolan said in an interview this week. “They have this mindless policy of everything having to be simultaneously streamed and released, which is obviously an untenable model for theatrical presentation. So they’re…"Director Christopher Nolan declares war on Netflix"
Netflix announced today that they have renewed Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a fourth season. Originally set to air for at least one season on NBC in 2015, the series was soon moved over to Netflix with an initial two-season order, where it has recieved critical acclaim over the first three seasons. To date, the series has earned eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt stars Ellie Kemper…"Netflix renews Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for Season 4"
During a panel with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos at the Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America, Sarandos opened up on the Cannes debate. The firestorm that happened recently during the Cannes Film Festival won’t go away but it’s led to publicity for the Netflix films that were screened: Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories. “I am not anti-theater,” Sarandos said during the panel, according to THR. “I’m very much against…"Produced By Conference: Netflix’s Ted Sarandos on the Cannes Film Debate"
With Netflix starting to pursue original movies and documentaries, could theatrical windows soon be a thing of the past? This was the big discussion that took place during the Cannes Film Festival in May given a few Netflix films being exhibited. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings made some interesting comments during Cannes about how there will come a time when the theatrical window won’t even be a thing any more. Both Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories…"Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wants Theatrical Windows to be A Thing of The Past"
Following Netflix’s decision to cancel Sense8, fans have started a petition to bring back the series created by the Wachowski siblings and J. Michael Straczynski. Netflix’s VP of Original Content, Cindy Holland said the following in a statement. “After 23 episodes, 16 cities and 13 countries, the story of the Sense8 cluster is coming to an end. It is everything we and the fans dreamed it would be: bold, emotional, stunning, kickass and outright unforgettable. …"Netflix cancels Sense8, fans start petition"
War Machine is easily the biggest Netflix original film to date and the military satire contains solid acting performances even as it misses on some levels. Written and directed by David Michôd, Brad Pitt leads a cast that includes Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, with Tilda Swinton and Sir Ben Kingsley. Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner,…"Netflix original War Machine goes big but misses"
On the same day that the new Ghostbusters movie opens up in theaters, Ghostheads will be streaming instantly on Netflix come July 15, 2016. The documentary, directed by Brendan Mertens, previously premiered as a Work in Progress at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in April. The documentary takes a look at the impact of the franchise on fans over the last three decades. Key cast and crew members such as Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie…"Ghostheads Comes to Netflix on July 15 to Celebrate the Ghostbusters Fandom"