We can always rely on Ryan Reynolds to provide us with a good laugh, whether it’s in the way he mocks his wife Blake Lively, his never-ending trolling of Hugh Jackman, or in character as the ever-satirical Deadpool.
Reynolds’ humour is always welcome, probably more so than ever with the year we’re having, and luckily for us he’s ready to bring us a fresh bout of joy in a new collaboration with Netflix.
The actor is set to create a new original feature comedy called Upstate, which he will co-write with John August, the man behind Big Fish and Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
The film is expected to be a star vehicle for Reynolds, a Hollywood term that we’re only slightly comfortable using in this sentence because it’s being used in relation to our favourite Canadian star.
Thanks to the title we can assume it takes place somewhere upstate, but which state, and what happens there, are questions that can only be answered with time.
As well as penning the script together, Reynolds and August will be executive producers, the former through his production company Maximum Effort, Deadline reports.
I’m ridiculously excited about this. Many #writesprints ahead. https://t.co/cTi4XYFHJQ
— John August (@johnaugust) August 25, 2020
The project will reunite the pair more than a decade since they last worked together on 2007’s The Nines, which was directed by August and starred Reynolds as three different characters; Gary, Gavin Taylor and Gabriel. After Upstate was announced, August took to Twitter to say he was ‘ridiculously excited’ about the movie.
The creation of Upstate will also reunite Reynolds with Netflix following the collaboration on last year’s action-thriller 6 Underground.
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There’s nothing better than discovering a good horror movie. The scares are new, the characters expendable and (hopefully) nothing is predictable. If you’re ready to be freaked out, we’ve compiled a list of the very best (often overlooked) horror flicks on Netflix.
Although there are plenty of classics on the streaming service — including “Friday the 13th,” “Child’s Play,” “Paranormal Activity” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” — we wanted to veer slightly off the beaten path and offer up something beyond the traditional.
Interested in monster movies? Then check out “Sweetheart,” “The Ritual,” “Red Riding Hood” or “The Monster.” Looking for something visually striking, we recommend “The Witch” or “Under the Skin.” Ready for an adrenaline-pumping ride, then consider zombie feature “Train to Busan.” Interested in bingeing flicks with similar esthetics? We suggest the Mike Flanagan triple feature: Start with “Hush,” jump into “Gerald’s Game” and finish it off with the truly terrifying “Haunting of Hill House.”
If there ever was a time to be distracted by someone else’s unimaginable plight with a ghost or vampire, it’s now.
While theaters will attempt to open later this month, Netflix is kicking off their fall schedule with The Devil All the Time, a star-studded midwestern gothic about a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff.
Set to premiere globally on September 16th, the film is brimming with big names including Spider-Man‘s Tom Holland, It Chapter One and Two‘s Bill Skarsgård, The Lodge‘s Riley Keough, and Pet Sematary‘s Jason Clarke with Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse, The Batman) and Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Crimson Peak).
In the film from director Antonio Campos…
“In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters — an unholy preacher (Pattinson), twisted couple (Clarke and Keough), and crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) — converge around young Arvin Russell (Holland) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.”
Here are a few more images of the film’s cast in action.
The news ‘Money Heist’ fans were waiting for is finally here as Netflix on Friday confirmed that it is working on the fifth season of the hugely popular series.
In a statement released on its website, the streaming giant announced that La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) will come to an end with season five. Netflix also revealed that season five will be shot in Spain, Denmark and Portugal.
Jesús Colmenar will act as Executive Producer and Alex Pina will act as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Cristina López Ferraz will return as Director of Production and Executive Producer. Javier Gómez Santander (head writer), Migue Amodeo (Director of Photography) and Esther Martínez-Lobato are also co-producing.
La Casa De Papel Part 5 will be directed by Jesús Colmenar, Koldo Serra and Álex Rodrigo.
“We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. How to put the Professor on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season”, said Alex Pina.
‘Money Heist’, the crime drama television series traces two long-prepared heists led by the Professor (Álvaro Morte), one on the Royal Mint of Spain, and one on the Bank of Spain. The series was initially intended as a limited series to be told in two parts. It had its original run of 15 episodes on Spanish network Antena 3 from 2 May 2017 through 23 November 2017. Netflix acquired global streaming rights in late 2017.
Netflix renewed the series with a significantly increased budget for 16 new episodes total. Part 3, with eight episodes, was released on 19 July 2019. Part 4, also with eight episodes, was released on 3 April 2020.
The series stars Úrsula Coberó (Tokyo), Álvaro Morte (The Professor) , Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Enrique Arce (Arturo), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá), Luka Peros (Marseille), Belén Cuesta (Manila), Fernando Cayo (Coronel Tam.ayo), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), Najwa Nimri (Inspector Sierra) and y José Manuel Poga (Gandía).
But just because the comic’s bloodsoaked fight sequences focus mainly on the Old Guard wailing on their enemies with regular weapons doesn’t mean that the battles being spotlighted couldn’t still sights to behold.
Rather than drifting away from the comic’s depiction bare-knuckled, bone cracking brawls in favor of something a bit flashier and more in line with other comic book movies, The Old Guard actually sticks surprisingly close to the source material. A new featurette delves into how The Old Guard’s production team approached the film with the express intention of bringing moments from the comics to the screen in a way that felt both real and larger than life.
Image’s The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka with illustrations from Leandro Fernández and Daniela…
Beyond just the impressive stunt work and fighting, both Rucka and Bythewood also went into detail in another featurette about how much of the comics’ narrative essence was incorporated into the film. While there are a number of scenes ripped right out of the series’ pages, Rucka felt the need to further flesh out characters aside from Andy in order to make their cinematic counterparts feel like more fully realized people.
The Old Guard is now streaming on Netflix.
The Old Guard follows a group of extremely long-lived warriors who all have the ability to be…
Madelyn Cline is one of the stars of the most buzzed-about Netflix show of the moment, Outer Banks. She plays Sarah in the teen soap, the leader of the wealthy Kooks and Juliet to John B’s forbidden Romeo. Like the rest of the Outer Banks gang, the 22-year-old performer has only a few credits to her name so far. Below, a few fast facts about the up-and-coming star, including her take on Sarah’s complicated family dynamics.
Cline is originally from South Carolina, where Outer Banks is filmed.
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Cline was a natural fit for the world of Outer Banks from the start. She was born in Charleston, South Carolina, where the North Carolina-set series is filmed. Cline left the coastal state at age 19 to pursue a career in acting, returning only to film the show. “I think personally, I fell back in love with where I’m from, Charleston,” Cline told V Magazine about filming Outer Banks in her hometown. “Shooting a show and a love story in that whole ecosystem with the most amazing people, our cast and our crew, I fell back in love with that area because I was so in love with the project.”
She has thoughts on Sarah’s arc for season 2.
In the twisty finale of Outer Banks, Sarah chooses to run away with John B (Chase Stokes) instead of sticking by her fractured family members and ex-boyfriend Topper (Austin North). According to the actress, she had some input in where her character’s allegiance would ultimately lie. “I remember there was a point when [a writer] asked me, ‘Do you think you, as Sarah Cameron, would choose your family or John B.?’ I remember thinking on it and telling her, ‘I wholeheartedly believe Sarah is 100 percent absolutely head over heels for John B., and I think she absolutely would get on that boat with him,'” Cline told Glamour. “There’s one part in the show when John B. tells Sarah, ‘You’re all I have.’ I told the writer that at that point John B. is also all Sarah has. Her world just crumbled around her, so it’s a no-brainer that she would have gotten on that boat with him and risked everything.”
As for where that relationship is headed after the couple survives a tropical storm mid-boat ride? “In my mind, what I see is this Blue Lagoon or Cast Awayscenario where they get to the Bahamas and have the gold bars, and they live in this really romantic, Bonnie and Clyde-type Blue Lagoon world,” Cline explained to Glamour. “They’re just in this honeymoon phase of ‘We’ve run away from home, we’re in love, we’re in this beautiful place, and there are no problems.'” She added, “I would really love to see everything they’ve been running from catch up to them. I think they might have to go back to the Outer Banks because of the Pogues and confront all the things they’ve been running from.”
She’s currently quarantined with the cast of Outer Banks.
The cast has plenty of time to circulate ideas, as several of them are actually quarantined together. When asked about sheltering at home by ELLE Canada, Cline said that some of the cast had been quarantined together for more than a month. “At the very beginning, when stay-at-home orders were first issued, we all decided ‘Why not just quarantine together?’ We have each other’s company instead of just staying home completely isolated,” she told the outlet. “We gave each other the time [away] as far as the initial incubation period is concerned, so we’re all safe and healthy.”
And while Us Weeklyreported about rumors that Cline and her onscreen love interest Chase Stokes were dating during quarantine, that’s not confirmed to be the case. Apparently, the cast is filling their time like the rest of us, tackling their Netflix queue and binging TV shows. Among the ensemble’s watchlist is Jersey Shore and New Girl, Cline told Elle Canada.
Cline has appeared in other teen-centered projects.
Although Cline herself hasn’t been a teenager in a few years, she often plays one onscreen. Her past work includes Boy Erased, the 2018 drama starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman, appearances in Stranger Things season 2, and episodes of the CW series The Originals.
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Chris Hemsworth has starred in a slew of blockbuster films throughout his esteemed career.
And his latest film Extraction is ‘well on its way to becoming the biggest film premiere on Netflix‘.
The Australian actor, 36, shared a photo of his character – Tyler Rake – from the action flick.
Another blockbuster! Chris Hemsworth’s latest film Extraction is set to ‘becoming the biggest film premiere on Netflix’ after 90 million households watch it in its first week
Above the image, the caption reads: ‘Extraction is well on its way to becoming the biggest film premiere on Netflix – with an estimated 90 million households getting in on the action in the first four weeks.’
A very proud Chris wrote in the caption of his Instagram post: ‘We are absolutely blown away by the response this film has been getting!
He thanked his fans who watched the movie and encouraged others to watch it.
Hard work paid off: A very proud Chris wrote in the caption of his Instagram post: ‘We are absolutely blown away by the response this film has been getting!’ Pictured: Chris with the film’s director Sam Hargrave (pictured)
It follows his character Tyler Rake, a former SASR operator-turned-mercenary.
He is hired by India’s biggest drug lord to rescue his son who is being held at ransom in Dhaka by Bangladesh’s biggest drug lord.
The film is based on the graphic novel by Ciudad by Ande Parks, Fernando Leon Gonzalez, and Eric Skillman, as well as Marvel film producers Joe and Anthony Russo, who also produced the film.
Action drama: It follows his character Tyler Rake, a former SASR operator-turned-mercenary. He is hired by India’s biggest drug lord to rescue his son who is being held at ransom in Dhaka by Bangladesh’s biggest drug lord. Pictured: Extraction still
The release of Chris’ latest film comes after radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson to the Hollywood actor that the production of his new Marvel film – Thor: Love and Thunder – had interrupted her schedule.
Jackie said: ‘You see, I’m doing a TV show called The Masked Singer and I’ve been kicked out of there and I’ve got to go to Melbourne now to film!’
‘Did we steal your studio?’ Chris asked innocently.
‘Did we steal your studio?’ The release of Chris’ latest film comes after radio host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) to the Hollywood actor that the production of his new Marvel film – Thor: Love and Thunder – had interrupted her schedule for The Masked Singer
Jackie added: ‘I believe that Thor has booked out the whole of the studios for the year. So we’re all up s**t creek.’
‘It was supposed to be August I think we were shooting,’ Chris explained politely.
‘And then everything, as you know, is on pause [due to coronavirus] so you might have a window. I don’t what happens to our schedule now.’
On hold: Chris explained politely, ‘It was supposed to be August I think we were shooting. And then everything, as you know, is on pause [due to coronavirus] so you might have a window. I don’t what happens to our schedule now’. Pictured: Chris as Thor in Avengers: Endgame
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Good news for everyone who spent their tween and teen years playing Dragon’s Lair in the ’80s: The Hollywood Reporterwrites that the classic arcade game is getting a live-action movie adaptation, courtesy of Netflix. But that’s not all—according to the publication, Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star and produce.
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There’s no word on what role the actor might play in the adaptation, but based on the characters in the 1983 game, we can probably make an educated guess. Created by Rick Dyer and Don Bluth (who also did the animation), Dragon’s Lair has you playing as a knight named Dirk the Daring, tasked with saving the Princess Daphne, who’s been trapped by the dragon Singe in the wizard Mordroc’s castle. While it’s unknown at this time how closely Netflix will stick to the game’s storyline and premise, our money’s on Reynolds being a contender for the role of Dirk.
This isn’t the first Dragon’s Lair adaptation. Back in the ’80s, ABC aired a half-hour animated show based on the game, and multiple attempts have been made to do a live-action adaptation since then. Back in 2015, Bluth and frequent collaborator Gary Goldman made a Kickstarter for an animated prequel film, but the project has since been canceled.
Netflix’s Dragon’s Lair will be produced by Bluth, Goldman, Roy Lee, Trevor Engelson, and Jon Pomeroy, according to THR, while Dan and Kevin Hageman (The Lego Movie; Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark) will write the script. Netflix has yet to announce a release date.