Netflix honors the breadth of Stan Lee's influence with new Easter egg

Here’s something fun: Go to Netflix right now and type “Excelsior” into the search engine. What you’ll get is every movie, TV show, or animated series that late Marvel mastermind Stan Lee had a hand in creating. It’s a small gesture, but it’s one that simply and elegantly demonstrates the breadth of his influence.…

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin play “What does that prescription drug do?”

The new Chuck Lorre-produced Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, follows two best friends—Sandy Kominsky (Michael Douglas), a semi-successful former actor turned acting coach, and Norman (Alan Arkin), his agent and confidant—as they navigate the ups and downs of getting older. In honor of the new series, we played a…

Netflix announces WW II drama, which is also an experimental animated/live-action hybrid project

Netflix took another stab at expanding its considerable slate of animated offerings today, albeit in one of the weirder ways we’ve seen in recent years: Per THR, the company has picked up the four-episode miniseries The Liberator, which combines a story of World War II atrocities with a new and ambitious animation…

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin prefer their Netflix via mail, as god intended

Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are making the jump to streaming television with the new Chuck Lorre-produced Netflix comedy, The Kominsky Method, which follows the antics of Sandy Kominsky (Douglas), a semi-successful former actor turned acting coach, and Norman (Arkin), his agent and confidant. Ahead of the show’s…

Fans of A Christmas Prince, breathe easy, for he, the young lord of the yuletide, has returned!

By virtue of being just a teensy bit stupider than other Lifetime holiday romances, Netflix’s A Christmas Prince rollicked into queues like a reindeer-led royal carriage, delighting (and delighting) audiences with its story of a young journalist’s tryst with the titular prince. Now, a year later, the story of Amber…

Netflix is testing cheaper subscription tiers for monsters who only watch movies on their phones

In news that will surely appeal to certain parents, uncles, and anyone else who still has motion-smoothing activated on their television, Netflix is testing out a new subscription tier—this one for people who only stream content on their mobile phones. According to a report in Malaysian newspaper The Star, Netflix is…

Dark creators making a horror show about migrants coming to America for Netflix

Netflix shepherded the German sci-fi thriller Dark to American audiences, turning a very strange show that likely wouldn’t have turned many heads outside of its native country into a global hit. The show’s success resulted in a second season, as well as an overall deal between Netflix and creators Jantje Friese and…

Let the latest trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma convince you that it must be seen on a big screen

Following a teaser this past August, Netflix has shared an official trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a long-in-the-works drama that’s been reaping Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Our own A.A. Dowd described it as a “visually sumptuous, intimately epic (or is it epically…

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina inviting Satan and Santa to its surprise Christmas episode

Netflix is leaning hard into the holidays this year, releasing a veritable slew of yuletide content to distract you from the fact that nobody roasts chestnuts over an open fire anymore. The streamer got Kurt Russell, of all people, to don a snowy white beard for its upcoming The Christmas Chronicles, which lands on…

Jonah and the 'bots "binge the unbingeable binge" in the MST3K: The Gauntlet trailer

This strange and wonderful new world—a world where Mystery Science Theater 3000 is not only back, but more available than ever—only continues to get stranger and more wonderful. As we reported back in September, the show returns for its second season on Netflix (its 12th season overall) on November 22, the 3oth…

The Coens head West (and to Netflix) in the grimly comic anthology The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

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The Old West is Coen country. Senselessly brutal and rich with rapscallions, it’s a backlot backdrop perfectly suited to the preoccupations of these sibling movie brats. Yet for all the ways the genre has crept into their catalog—a sagely cowboy narrator, an oater-within-the-film, sprawling frontiers of the…

Our Riverdale podcast turns its attention to what makes Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina so bewitching

With things getting dark and cultish in Riverdale, Dial M For Maple decided to take a quick trip across the Sweetwater River to Greendale, where things are downright witchy! In this special episode, Cameron and guest host Danette Chavez take a look at the thrilling first season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures Of…

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