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crazyhead

There’s been a large amount of new content on Netflix, one of them is Crazyhead. It’s a British comedy-horror series (6 episodes) about two girls that are fighting off demons in our world.
Crazyhead is created by Howard Overman, you may know him from his previous show Misfits.

This series is about 20% horror with 80% comedy. What really draws me into this show is the relationship between the two leads. Their dynamic is electric, brilliantly paired.
Stop reading this and go watch Crazyhead on Netflix now!

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Eugene

the little prince [updated]- it’s finally here!

Quick update, you can watch this film on Netflix now! Watch it this weekend, you’ll be glad you did.

The Little Prince is a English language French animated movie. It uses computer animation and stop motion animation to tell the story of The Little Prince, a young boy on asteroid B612 who travels to Earth and encounters an Aviator stranded in the desert. But this time we have a girl who’s whole life is planned out, her mother didn’t factor in their next door neighbor…
This film is directed by Mark Osborne, with a script from Irena Brignull and Bob Persichetti, based on the classic novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The film features the voices of Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Bud Cort, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Rickey Gervaise, Paul Giamatti, Riley Osborne, Albert Brooks and Mackenzie Foy. Continue reading

the fundamentals of caring – paul rudd delivers!

The Fundamentals of Caring was released at the end of June on Netflix. It’s written and directed by Rob Burnett and it’s based on the novel of the same name by Jonathan Evison. It’s about a boy who needs a caregiver and the bond that forms between them. This film stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez. Continue reading

voltron: legendary defender – an upgrade from the original

Voltron: Legendary Defender is a reboot of the original Voltron from the eighties. This version is brought to us by Dreamworks Animation and Netflix. This new series is a mix of anime and CG, for when the Voltron Lions are on screen.

First of all, this is better than the original and the subsequent attempted reboots. It color coordinates the Lions with their pilots. No longer is Keith piloting the Black Lion, he pilots the Red Lion and Lance pilots the Blue Lion. Shiro (Sven the Norwegian in the original version) pilots the Black Lion and remains the leader of the team.
Next improvement would be the look, it has an anime feel with the character designs which is drawing (pun intended) back to the original Beast King GoLion series from Toei Animation in Japan, before it was re-purposed for Voltron: Defender of the Universe, which is probably the more well known iteration. But then you have the CG mix of the the robot Lions along with the re-design of the formed Voltron robot. It again draws back to is anime roots and this time the Voltron robot has a hint of a Gundam in the design, with the wings folded down instead of out. There’s also use of the multiple weapons, as opposed to just the Blazing Sword.

But the biggest improvement is the story. Legendary Defender has a narrative that arcs over more than just the 11 episodes that are on Netflix now (the pilot episode counts as 3 because it’s 68 mins long, followed by 10 episodes running 23 mins long). Whereas the original had basically one episode duplicated 72 times. If you’ve seen one episode you’ve seen them all, there’s a problem, a monster is involved, Voltron combines and vanquishes said monster. The reboot has a larger scale to their mission to defeat the enemy, and for that I’m very appreciative. So much so that I didn’t binge watch these episodes, cause I didn’t want it to end, hence the late review.

Go watch Voltron: Legendary Defender on Netflix now.

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Eugene

daredevil – no affleck here…

Daredevil premiered on Netflix last week. Took me a while to get more than one episode in, but I’m liking it. For those who don’t know, Daredevil is about a blind lawyer named Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox) who lives in Hell’s Kitchen in New York. When he’s not practicing law he’s keeping the city safe by beating up bad guys. Continue reading

room 237 – shine on!

Room 237 is a documentary about The Shining, more specifically, about how people have obsessed over The Shining. The film is directed by Rodney Ascher and produced by Tim Kirk, they allow us to step foot into a sub-sub culture of pop culture where everyone has extracted a different meaning from this particular Stanley Kubrick film. Continue reading

the interview – now on netflix!

The Interview is now on Netflix. This movie caused quite the stir last year, not being released in theatres and causing Sony all kinds of trouble, both actions were to keep the public at large from watching the film… now it’s here, and more available than if it were only released in theatres…

In the immortal words of Christian Bale, “ooooh good for you, and how was it?!?!”

 

dutch – the dragnet prequel

Dutch was released on July 19, 1991. It’s a comedy drama written by John Hughes, directed by Peter Faiman, score by Alan Silvestri and stars; Ethan Embry, Ed O’Neill and JoBeth Williams.
It’s about Dutch bringing his girlfriend’s son home for Thanksgiving, then whacky-ness ensues…

For this set we’ll be looking to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Before I get carried away with the details, go check out what my friends Dr. Q at Craft Beer Tasters and Cody from Three B Zine have to say about this film. Continue reading

the man behind the poster – we all know his work, now we know his face

The Man Behind The Poster is about Drew Struzan. Drew is an artist whose work you probably know. Struzan has worked with Hollywood’s greatest; Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont to name a couple.

You can learn more about it here. Or just look up some of the stuff he’s done, here’s a sample; Continue reading