Mirror, mirror: The cast and EP of Star Trek: Discovery on capturing turbulent times

Visiting the set of Star Trek: Discovery on the day of a total solar eclipse seems like a serendipitous meeting of geeky and nerdy interests. (I even credit the event as being the reason why I’m able to sit in the captain’s chair at one point). But the show films in Toronto, which is well out of the path of totality,…

America had never seen anything like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

People laughed. That’s the thing I remember the most from the sleepy art-house cinema where I first saw Ang Lee’s 2000 wuxia epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The first action scene, with its bodies sailing across rooftops gracefully, in ways that make an absolute mockery of earthly physics, looked strange and…

Star Trek: Discovery producer says Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast

Coming Soon is reporting on a recent conversation with Star Trek: Discovery producer Nicholas Meyer, in which Meyer revealed that Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the CBS series. Meyer—who’s directed three Star Trek films, including The Wrath Of Khan—was in the middle of a…

Marco Polo season two trailer should excite the show’s dozen or so fans

If you’re excited for the upcoming sophomore season of the Netflix original series Marco Polo, you’re not alone—well, probably not. It’s hard to say, since the streaming network refuses to divulge how many, if any, people are watching it (or any of its other shows). But since it opted to pour a lot more money into…

Here are the release dates for those Netflix original movies you’ve heard about

Netflix has been going on quite the shopping spree lately, setting up production deals and acquiring all sorts of original films. It’s easy to suspect the company’s desire to burn through so much cash so quickly is some sort of stunt à la Brewster’s Millions in which Netflix only gets more subscribers if it spends all…