Netflix Promise A New Movie Every Week For 2021

Just as we, in the UK, enter into Lockdown 2: Electric Boogaloo and thoughts turn to the possibility of 2021 becoming as much as a write-off as 2020, Netflix saves the day by announcing their forthcoming slate of films and series for the year, ensuring that we can at least remain entertained whilst simultaneously losing the will to live.

A new film each week is what the streaming service is promising subscribers and during their full-slate announcement yesterday it’s hard not to be impressed with what they have to offer. Attempting to go one better than Disney’s Investor Day announcement, where a plethora of Star Wars and Marvel riches were unveiled, Netflix revealed that they have 70 films, including 52 English language live-action films, 10 non-English language films, and eight animated features for 2021.

Highlights include movies featuring Leonardo Di Caprio, Gal Gadot, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Halle Berry and Chris Hemsworth from acclaimed directors including Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino and Adam McKay.

The full list of movies and series is as follows:

8 Rue de l’Humanité

A Boy Called Christmas

A Castle for Christmas

Afterlife of the Party

Army of the Dead

Awake

A Week Away

A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep

Back to the Outback

Bad Trip

Beauty

Blonde

Blood Red Sky

Bombay Rose

Beckett

Bruised

Concrete Cowboy

Don’t Look Up

Double Dad

Escape from Spiderhead

Fear Street Trilogy

Fever Dream

Finding ‘Ohana (29 January)

Fuimos Canciones

I Care A Lot (19 February)

Intrusion

Kate

Love Hard

Malcolm & Marie (5 February)

Monster

Moxie (3 March)

Munich

Nightbooks

Night Teeth

No One Gets Out Alive

O2

Outside the Wire (15 January)

Penguin Bloom (27 January)

Pieces of Woman (7 January)

Red Notice

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Robin Robin

Skater Girl

Stowaway

Sweet Girl

The Dig (29 January)

The Guilty

The Hand of God

The Harder They Fall

The Kissing Booth 3

The Last Letter from Your Lover

The Last Mercenary

The Loud House Movie

The Power of the Dog

The Princess Switch 3

There’s Someone Inside Your House

The Starling

The Swarm

The White Tiger (22 January)

The Woman in the Window

Things Heard and Seen

Thunder Force

tick, tick…BOOM!

To All The Boys: Always and Forever

Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Untitled Alexandre Moratto

Untitled Graham King

Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com

Wish Dragon

YES DAY (12 March) 

Saul Goes Tonto In Trailer For Nobody

The single most appealing element of Bob Odenkirk, as an actor, is that he plays the subdued everyman to perfection. Fans of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad know this but outside of Vince Gilligan’s Albuquerque criminal underworld, Odenkirk is still a relative unknown. Until now.

Yesterday the first official trailer for Nobody, starring Odenkirk, directed by Ilya Viktorovich Naishuller, (Hardcore Henry), and written by Derek Kolstad, who co-created the John Wick franchise, dropped and it felt like a mainstream breakthrough for Odenkirk.

The plot of Nobody rattles along like so:

Hutch Mansell (Bob Odenkirk) is a mild-mannered family man with no regard for violence as he suffers from PTSD. One night when two thieves break into his suburban home, he folds and declines to defend himself or his family, thinking it will cause another traumatic experience. His family and neighbor disown him as a nobody and they want nothing to do with him. But Mansell is hiding a dark secret and one which is about to erupt into bloody violence.

This could be Odenkrik’s moment to shine and cement himself as a formidable lead for future action movies. It’s also just wonderful to watch Saul finally crack some skulls.

Nobody is slated for release on February 26th, 2021.

Official Vehicles Trailer Drops For Cyberpunk 2077

Anticipation levels have been ramping up nicely over the past few weeks ahead of next month’s release of the upcoming action role-playing video game Cyber Punk 2077.

This week the game’s developers, CD Projekt Red, (Witcher 3), released an official video detailing the different types of vehicles you can drive whilst playing the game. 

The game is being marketed in a very deliberate style, similar to the way Rockstar market Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption games, releasing a slow bleed of official trailers focused on a particular aspect of the game itself.

The video below, entitled ‘Ride Of The Dark Future’ showcases three different classes of vehicles; Economy, Executive, Heavy Duty, Sports, Hypercars and what looks like a retro classic class of cars.

Cyber Punk 2077 is scheduled for release on November 19th.

Special Preview Of Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.

If you aren’t a Marvel fanboy then you probably won’t have a clue what M.O.D.O.K means and that doesn’t make you a bad person.

Last week a special preview video was released by Marvel giving us all a sneak peek at their new stop-motion TV series, which charts the trials and tribulations of super villian M.O.D.O.K.,(Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing).

Voiced by the super talented comedian Patton Oswalt the series deals with the daily struggle of this gigantic mechanical powered head as he tries to juggle family life and run an evil company, hell-bent on world domination. The official plot of the series rattles along like so:

After spending years failing to gain control of the world and battling superheroes along the way, M.O.D.O.K., having been removed from his company A.I.M. after it falls into bankruptcy and is sold to the rivaling GRUMBL, begins to deal with his tainting family while facing a mid-life crisis

This is a comedy animation series and a departure from Marvel’s more series content. M.O.D.O.K. is set to be released on Hulu early next year.

BBC Release Tons Of Backgrounds For Your Next Zoom Meeting.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to continue working from home then the chances are you’ve been quickly introduced to videotelephony and online chat services such as Zoom, for business meetings and briefings.

These soul-crushing online get-togethers have for many been a dull, monotonous affair, in desperate need of some colour and engagement. Now thanks to the BBC you can easily change your webcam background to literally hundreds of different settings. From Del Boy’s front room, (Only Fools And Horses), and the Eastenders laundrette to Dr Who’s Tardis and even the BBC weather map.

Just save the large background images to your pictures then upload it to your background on Zoom the next time you have an online meeting. See if anyone notices. Link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_sets_collection/zfvy382

Want To Survive This Pandemic? Watch This Movie Mash-Up.

Oh boy, is this special.

Here’s a video montage mashup by movie editor Evan Gorski & film director Michael Dougherty, (Trick ‘r Treat), entitled: Everything I Need To Know To Survive Covid I Learned By Watching Sci-Fi And Horror Movies.

This is a genius take on the current pandemic situation courtesy of some nifty editing and genius clip selections. Enjoy.

Maneater Shark Game Let’s You Munch Your Way Through The Covid Lockdown.

 

Who would have imagined that playing as a man-eating shark, devouring literally everything in its path, was the Coronovirus lockdown therapy you needed.

Here’s over an hour of gameplay of the action role-playing game developed by Tripwire Interactive and currently available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.  It’s a story of pure revenge as you control a young female bull shark who must grow and survive in the dangerous waters of the Bayou so that one day she can take revenge on the ruthless fisherman who killed her mother.

The game also has factual narration interjections from none other than Morty’s dad, (from Rik & Morty), Chris Parnell.

 

 

The ‘Succulent Chinese Meal’ Guy Is Still Alive.

There are many great and epic public meltdown videos on the internet, but one which stands head and shoulders above the rest was filmed in Australia in the 80s. It’s of the arrest of Paul Charles Dozsa who had tried to dodge paying for a meal at a Chinese restaurant.

The video is famous largely due to Dozsa’s booming voice and relative calmness at being manhandled by cops. As they try to bundle him into their patrol car Dozsa shouts: ‘What is the charge? Eating a meal? A succulent Chinese meal?’

The video has been bouncing around the internet for the better part of two decades and it was largely assumed that Dozsa was no longer alive, but thanks to SportsBet Australia, who tracked the man down, we can all rejoice in the fact that the famous ‘succulent Chinese meal’ guy is alive and well and living in Brisbane.

Just don’t touch his limp penis!

Danny Macaskill Puts The New Santa Cruz Ebike Through A Gruelling Scottish Trial.

Every time Danny Macaskill uploads a new video of him bending the laws of physics on a bike we end up watching it multiple times.

His latest short film is no exception which sees Danny try out the new Santa Cruz Ebike by testing it to its limits on the Scottish islands of Inchkeith and Skye, where he grew up.

It seems every time something seems a little too dangerous Danny gets excited and runs headlong into it, screaming with joy. Never change Danny, never change.

Online Debate Rages Over Authenticity Of Wuhan Wailing Video.

There’s a ton of fake and doctored videos online about the current state of affairs in Wuhan and China, concerning the recent troubling outbreak of the coronavirus.

A lot of twisted and sick people have been deliberately creating content depicting disturbing and frightening scenarios that claim to have been filmed in China, which have turned out to be completely bogus. It is the Internet after all and trolling is to be expected, but one video doing the rounds currently has yet to be confirmed as fake.

Posted on YouTube two days ago it shows footage of part of Wuhan’s district at night, the person filming is narrating and subtitles have been added. As he films from his flat window, over the neighbourhood, wailing, shouting and screaming can be heard. The explanation for the sounds is that those residents who have been quarantined in their own homes, are losing their minds and can’t take it anymore.

It’s been a full 48 hours since this video was uploaded and yet nobody throughout various online forums can confirm that it’s fake. What is interesting is that a similar video cropped up in January which seems to corroborate that the night wailing has been going on for some time. You can clearly hear similar sounds at the beginning of the video, before the man filming breaks into song, trying to boost morale by singing the national anthem. Some residents duly respond.

If this video is genuine then it’s truly terrifying, obviously not just for viewers but for those poor Wuhan residents locked up in their own homes.