April 8, 2014 |
Netflix is going around the world for its next original series. The streaming service and the Weinstein Company announced Tuesday that production has begun on "Marco Polo. " Based on the life of the 13th century adventurer Marco Polo, the 10-episode series will film on location in Italy, Kazakhstan and the new Pinewood Studios in Malaysia. Netflix plans to premiere the series later this year. And if you believe Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, it's going to be epic.
April 2, 2014 |
Several hot TV series scored prestigious Peabody Awards on Wednesday. Among the 46 recipients of the University of Georgia's 73rd annual awards are AMC's "Breaking Bad," ABC's "Scandal," Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," BBC America's "Orphan Black" and "Broadchurch," FX's "The Bridge" and Comedy Central's "Key and Peele. " SundanceTV's French import "The Returned" and the Danish import "Borden" also were honored. Locally, WBEZ Chicago's "This American Life" won a Peabody for its "Harper High...
February 24, 2014 |
We've all had that moment: Scrolling through streaming options on Netflix, you see a movie featuring familiar faces that you've never heard of and can't help but blurt out, "What is that?" (In reality, this may or may not contain profanity.) In "Netflix, what?" we actually watch those movies and let you know if it's worth the time. Movie: "Red Water" Year: 2003 Backstory: The basic plot is about sharks that can survive in fresh water terrorizing folks in Louisiana.
February 15, 2014 |
"Orange is the New Black" will return for a second season on June 6, Netflix onfirmed Saturday. Fans who binged on all 13 Season 2 episodes of "House of Cards" got a little treat at the end of the finale: a card that revealed the "OITNB" Season 2 premiere date. The network followed up the surprise announcement with a 17-second teaser on the OITNB Twitter account . The brief teaser doesn't reveal many details about the new season, but we do see Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman looking like she's ready to cut someone at the end. ...
February 13, 2014 |
The Force will be with Netflix users in March. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" fans can binge on the unaired sixth and final season of the animated series when it premieres on the streaming service March 7, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Thursday. Following the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney, its new owners canceled "Clone Wars" after its Season 5 finale, despite Lucasfilm already having begun work on a sixth season. As part of the deal explained at starwars.com , all five seasons of "Clone Wars" that aired on Cartoon...
February 11, 2014 |
Unless you have a dinner date with a mash-up of Adam Levine's body and James Franco's face, there's no reason not to spend Feb. 14 binge-watching Netflix's second season of "House of Cards. " I'm surprised people even need reminding that Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a medium sausage pizza and a bottle of Trader Joe's wine is the most romantic love triangle imaginable. For the skeptics, though, my Top 10 reasons to stay in with "House of Cards" this Valentine's Day: 1. No dress code required Yes, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright)