Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will star in the husband and wife superhero film, Ball and Chain for Netflix. This re-teams the two, who will appear next summer in the Disney film, Jungle Cruise. Loosely based on the 90s comic book Ball and Chain, the film follows a troubled married couple that receive superpowers that only … Continue reading “Johnson and Blunt star in ‘Ball and Chain’ for Netflix”

Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube

For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So at their request, the streaming giant has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel. See the full list of documentary films and series below. Each title also has … Continue reading “Netflix makes docs available for teachers on YouTube”

Interview: Kevin Makely, star of Netflix film, ‘Badland’

It’s been a minute since I’ve seen a good Western. However, that changed while I was scrolling around on Netflix, I stumbled onto an intimate character study of the genre called Badland. The film is an homage to spaghetti westerns and, the star of them Clint Eastwood. Make no mistake while the acting here is … Continue reading “Interview: Kevin Makely, star of Netflix film, ‘Badland’”

Popeyes wants you to eat fried chicken and chill w/Netflix

As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic overtakes the world and social distancing has become the norm, brands and their agencies are quickly responding with new messaging. Coca-Cola separated their letters on a billboad in Times Square and now Popeyes, via The Gut Agency, is giving its Netflix username and password to fans who need to chill. … Continue reading “Popeyes wants you to eat fried chicken and chill w/Netflix”

Netflix sets up $100m relief fund for film/TV workers

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced the streaming giant will launch a $100 million fund to help the film and television industry through the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has shut down productions across the entertainment industry, including at Netflix. The streamer has suspended filming on nearly all of its series, including blockbuster series The Witcher … Continue reading “Netflix sets up $100m relief fund for film/TV workers”

David Lynch interrogates monkey in new Netflix short

“Jack, you know anything about birds?” And so begins David Lynch’s 74th birthday present to his fans – an absurd, surreal and pretty hilarious short film, titled, What did Jack Do? The film’s logline is fairly simple – “A detective interrogates a monkey suspected of murder.” Right. Well, it is Lynch. Lynch has been fairly … Continue reading “David Lynch interrogates monkey in new Netflix short”

Netflix, ‘Klaus’ bring special delivery to New York kids

For World Kindness Day, which was November 13th, Netflix and their upcoming animated film, Klaus, along with the Brothers and Sisters of America brought holiday cheer to New York kids. As Jesper, the title character in Klaus, says, “a simple act of kindness can always spark another”, and on World Kindness Day, Netflix did just … Continue reading “Netflix, ‘Klaus’ bring special delivery to New York kids”

Netflix film ‘Klaus’ celebrates World Kindness Day

Klaus is coming to town! In celebration of World Kindness Day on Wednesday, November 13, Netflix has announced that its first animated feature film, directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos,  will help spread cheer to kids and families this holiday season by delivering larger-than-life presents in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. To … Continue reading “Netflix film ‘Klaus’ celebrates World Kindness Day”

SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix

Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Netflix announced an industry-transformative contract covering dramatic live-action productions. The first-of-its-kind deal between the union and the global streaming service recognizes performance capture as covered work and includes coverage of dubbing, which applies to all of Netflix’s foreign-language live-action and animated … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”

Whitaker to produce ‘Hello, Universe’ for Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix announced today it will produce a live action family movie, Hello, Universe, based on the 2018 Newbery Award winning, New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Erin Entrada Kelly. Playwright and screenwriter Michael Golamco (Always Be My Maybe) will adapt the book and Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi … Continue reading “Whitaker to produce ‘Hello, Universe’ for Netflix”

Netflix asks ‘Bird Box’ fans to please stop challenge

Let me take my blindfold off now! Netflix has issued a warning to fans of the streaming giant’s original horror film Bird Box – please do not participate in the “Bird Box Challenge,” a potentially dangerous online dare. If you are not one of the 45 million viewers who have watched the film yet, it … Continue reading “Netflix asks ‘Bird Box’ fans to please stop challenge”

Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’

When they premiered in 2013 on Netflix, Orange is the New Back and House of Cards established the streaming giant as a creative force to be reckoned with. Both had an edgy, darkly-funny and sometimes shocking approach to their subject matter. Now, HOC is preparing to end its run next month with Robin Wright as … Continue reading “Season 7 to be last for Netflix’s ‘Orange is the New Black’”

Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…

The Fonz won. Heeeeeeeey. Last night, The 70th Emmy Awards kicked off with Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson noting that this year’s nominees were the most diverse in the history of the Emmys — then launching into a pointed tongue-in-cheek song-and-dance number with Ricky Martin, Andy Samberg, Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, RuPaul … Continue reading “Netflix & HBO set pace at 70th Primetime Emmys, but…”

Netflix drops S6 teaser for ‘House of Cards’

“I’ll tell you this Francis, when they bury me it won’t be in my own backyard.” Payback can sure be a b*tch. Or a Claire Underwood. When we last saw Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as the end of Season five on the Netflix series, House of Cards, the Vice-President had taken over the presidency of … Continue reading “Netflix drops S6 teaser for ‘House of Cards’”

The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers

“President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix“ Twitter, 9:00 AM – 21 May 2018 According to the statement above, which was posted on Netflix’ Twitter account today, President and First Lady Obama will soon be in show business. Although the Tweet described the … Continue reading “The Obama’s Netflix deal is great news for Netflix viewers”

Del Toro’s horror anthology series to scare Netflix fans

(HOLLYWOOD, CA – 14 May 2018) Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight is coming soon to Netflix. In this new genre-defining original anthology series, the first to stream on Netflix, acclaimed Academy Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will present a collection of personally curated stories, that are both equally sophisticated and horrific. With this … Continue reading “Del Toro’s horror anthology series to scare Netflix fans”

Animated “Fast & Furious” drifts onto Netflix in 2018

Rev your engines “fam.” Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television have announced an upcoming Fast & Furious animated series, the first in an expansion of their ongoing multi-year deal for original animated kids and family programming. Following Comcast-NBCUniversal’s acquisition of the animation studio, the relationship has been expanded to include a first look at DreamWorks Animation … Continue reading “Animated “Fast & Furious” drifts onto Netflix in 2018″

Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show

Thank you, Battery and Netflix, I wanted to get my girlfriend a rock for Valentine’s Day and you have now made that possible. LA-based Battery has created a nifty new global campaign for Netflix to promote Chris Rock’s stand-up comedy special, Tamborine, that debuts on the streaming giant on Valentine’s Day.   The spot opens … Continue reading “Battery creates campaign for Chris Rock Netflix show”