The trailer for Netflix's The Degenerates promises hilarity, offensiveness

The Degenerates, a six-part standup series from Netflix, promises to explore the “coarse and salacious side of comedy” when it premieres later this month. Joey Diaz, Big Jay Oakerson, Liza Treyger, Yamaneika Saunders, Brad Williams, and Christina P will each anchor their own 30-minute set across its six episodes,…

What’s old is new—and great—again in season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil

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The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil finds the series and its hero getting back to basics. New showrunner Erik Oleson (of Arrow and The Man In The High Castle) sends Matt Murdock, a.k.a The Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen (Charlie Cox), back to the streets—and rooftops—of the city he’s sworn to protect, trading the…

Netflix confirms Orange Is The New Black's next season will be its last

It’s been a likely possibility for a while now that Orange Is The New Black’s sentence might almost be up; the Netflix series is coming to the end of its current three-season order, and ended last year’s run—its sixth—by finally seeing Piper Chapman get released from jail to become the deeply privileged decorative …

The trailer for Adam Sandler's new Netflix special has a dog, guitars, dancing, no actual jokes

It’s been decades since Adam Sandler last did stand-up on a regular basis, preferring to deliver his laughs in a format more conducive to filmed (and paid) family vacations. So when Netflix announced that it was extending its relationship with Sandler into a big-budget comedy special this year, there were questions…

This is Halloween: 31 more streaming options to set your October right 

As the horror genre becomes ever more mainstream, we here at The A.V. Club imagine that there are more of you than ever looking for something creepy to watch this Halloween season. And with streaming services on a similar upward cultural trajectory, we’re guessing that many, if not most, of you won’t be watching that…

Though it takes its time, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will put a spell on you

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Debuting later this month on Netflix, Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina already has a built-in audience. Fans of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s work in the world of Archie Comics, both on the page and screen, will definitely want to see what kind of magic the Riverdale creator casts away from the land of network standards and…

Sherlock creators chart a carriage to Transylvania for Dracula series with Netflix and the BBC

Vampires remain wildly popular in culture, be they animated, ultra-hip, or of the non-fanged variety. The OG Dracula, however, has less currency, his “I vant to suck yur blood!” schtick feeling outdated in this age of horror reinvention. Of course, people felt the same about Sherlock Holmes before Mark Gatiss and…

Maggie Gyllenhaal shines in The Kindergarten Teacher, even as the script hobbles her efforts

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In The Kindergarten Teacher, Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, attentive educator by day, wannabe artist by night. She has a nice house in the suburbs, a loving husband (Michael Chernus), two kids in high school (Daisy Tahan and Sam Jules) who are thriving despite their teenage ambivalence toward everything,…

Paul Greengrass crosses the line into bad taste with his latest docudrama of real terror, 22 July

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What a perverse niche Paul Greengrass has carved out for himself. When not training his erratically jerking camera on a motorcycling Matt Damon (he’s made three of those Bourne sequels, beloved by action junkies immune to motion sickness), the British filmmaker has found his calling meticulously dramatizing acts of…

The bones won't stop breaking in new trailer for Fantastic Fest standout The Night Comes For Us

One of the standouts at this year’s Fantastic Fest was The Night Comes For Us, an Indonesian experiment in ultra-violence comprised of what our own Katie Rife called “a series of gonzo action set-pieces so ingeniously bloody that one could conceivably classify the film as horror.” The plot of Timo Tjahjanto’s feature…

Netflix to stay in the Jason Bateman business with a third season of Ozark

Ozark is some extremely bingeable shit, even if the show itself—a queasy thriller about a financial planner’s attempts to launder money for the Mexican drug cartel—never quite delivers. The plotting is frantic, the performances spotty, and the catharsis not all that earned. Still, the scenic, mountainous backdrop is…

Netflix opens up The Umbrella Academy with a new look at Ellen Page and her super-siblings

Disney is going to be taking its Marvel movies back from Netflix when it launches its own streaming service, and while that supposedly won’t impact Netflix’s originals like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Netflix is still looking to prove that it doesn’t need Marvel to make a superhero adaptation. That’s where The…