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

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Untitled Graham King

Untitled Alicia Keys Rom-Com

Wish Dragon

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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.

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.

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.

Adam Sandler’s Spirit Award Speech Was Hilarious

A bit late to the party with this one, but here’s the entire Adam Sandler speech the actor gave at the recent Film Independent Spirit Awards, where he won Best Male Lead for his terrific performance in the thriller Uncut Gems.

Sam Mendes’ War Movie 1917 Looks Incredible.

Here’s the latest trailer for the one continuous shot World War I movie 1917.

Director Sam Mendes, (Skyfall, American Beauty), apparently used a series of extra long takes to give the viewer the impression the movie is one continuous shot. The plot of 1917 rattles along like so:

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

1917 is scheduled for release on January 10, 2020.

Trailer For Eco Documentary Anthropocene Is Incredible

As middle-aged white men with high blood pressure and cholesterol berate, imitate and ridicule a 16 year-old girl, whose only crime is to care about the welfare of the planet we all live on, scientific research is suggesting we all need to act fast if we have any hope of providing a future for our grand- kids.

If you’re still in some doubt about the validity of the climate change claims then gander awhile at this spectacular yet grim looking trailer for the new eco-documentary Anthropocene – The Human Epoch. It’s the third instalment of a trilogy of films which looks at the impact of humanity on natural development.

If anything, thanks to it’s wide sweeping, glorious shots, it gives the audience a sense of scale of the industrial impact the human race is inflicting on it’s habitat.

 

 

Uncut Gems Trailer – Adam Sandler Is A Dodgy Jewellery Dealer.

I have an appreciation for Adam Sandler. Not so much an appreciation of his many asinine comedies, (although his recent Netflix stand-up special was excellent), but an appreciation for an actor who can seamlessly switch from hilarious Happy Gilmore to pious Punch Drunk Love.

His latest venture looks extremely promising as he plays a dodgy, jeweller to the rich and famous who has to find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend. Early word suggests Sandler’s performance could net him an award with rave reviews at various film festivals.

Uncut Gems is written and directed by the Safdie Brothers whose previous venture Good Time, which starred Robert Pattinson, was an excellent, dark crime noir story and one of the best films of 2017.

Uncut Gems is scheduled for release on December 13th.

The Breaking Bad Movie Is Now Complete

In news which shocked the film fan community it appears that the much talked about Breaking Bad spin-off movie, has completed filming and is now in the can.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Bob Odenkirk, who played crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the original series and in the prequel series Better Call Saul, let slip that the production had wrapped and all footage was now complete.

He said: “I don’t know what people know and don’t know…I find it hard to believe you don’t know it was shot. They did it. You know what I mean? How is that a secret? But it is. They’ve done an amazing job of keeping it a secret.”

It is testament to series creator Vince Gilligan and his fabled attention to detail that nobody leaked information about the shoot. Not a single picture of any of the actors on set found it’s way online and there are no details about the film’s plot, except we know it focuses on Aaron Paul’s character Jessie Pinkman. It looks like Breaking Bad fans will have to wait until next year to find out if Walter White returns, once the movie is released on Netflix.

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