Netflix’s new ‘Dark Crystal’ is a visual delight, no nostalgia needed – gpgmail

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” returns viewers to the world of Thra — a distant, magical planet ruled over by the sinister, long-lived Skeksis, who have lied their way into ownership of the titular crystal and dominance of the elf-like Gelflings. The series is a prequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s 1982 film […]

What’s Bill Gates’ worst fear? Netflix’s new docuseries will try to figure him out – gpgmail

Next month, Netflix will release a three part documentary series called Inside Bills’ Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, in which Davis Guggenheim (director of An Inconvenient Truth and He Named Me Malala) aims to figure out what goes on inside the head of the world’s second richest human. Netflix first announced the docuseries last week. Now […]

Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ is coming to theaters on Nov. 1 – gpgmail

“The Irishman,” the much-anticipated Martin Scorsese film produced by Netflix, will get a theatrical release on November 1, starting in Los Angeles and New York. It will then debut on the streaming service about four weeks later, on November 27. This follows a similar pattern to the release of Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” last year, which […]

Netflix’s ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ awkwardly mixes fiction and reality – gpgmail

“The Red Sea Diving Resort,” a new film on Netflix, is based on the true story of Mossad agents who took over an abandoned holiday resort in Sudan to smuggle Jewish Ethiopian refugees out of the country. As we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the film feels like it’s made […]

Hulu and Amazon Prime Video chip away at Netflix’s dominance – gpgmail

Netflix is still the No. 1 subscription streaming service in the U.S., according to a new report from eMarketer, but rivals including Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are starting to cut into its market share. The analyst firm forecasts 182.5 million U.S. consumers will subscribe to over-the-top streaming services this year, or 53.3% of the […]

Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight – gpgmail

When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also is a kind of a throwback — this time to ’90s martial arts series like “Vanishing […]

Netflix’s big problem and Apple’s thinnest product yet – gpgmail

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on gpgmail this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about the Capital One breach and how Equifax taught us […]

Netflix’s ‘The Irishman’ gets its first trailer starring a digitally de-aged De Niro – gpgmail

There’s plenty of reason to be excited for The Irishman. The Netflix-backed film teams Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for a biopic based on the lives of organized crime-linked union figures Frank Sheeran and Jimmy Hoffa. But it’s the effects that have everyone talking. Granted, that’s not the kind […]