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Netflix in 1995

Netflix in 1995

For their latest episode of “Wonders of the World Wide Web,” Squirrel Monkey envisions what it might have been like to used Netflix to stream movies and other videos back in the days of dial-up modems, HotBot, and Excite!

Netflix: Lost in Space (Trailer)

Netflix: Lost in Space (Trailer)

The 1960s sci-fi adventure series gets a modern update. Netflix reintroduces the Robinson family as they crash land on a strange planet on their way to establish a new space colony. We don’t usually love reboots, but this one looks intriguing. DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

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The Outsider (Trailer)

The Outsider (Trailer)

(PG-13: Nudity) Jared Leto stars as an American soldier imprisoned in post-WWII Japan and who ends up serving as a Yakuza enforcer as a way to earn his freedom. Based on a concept by Sons of Anarchy Executive Producer John Linson. Coming to Netflix on 3/9/18.

Jessica Jones Season 2 (Trailer)

Jessica Jones Season 2 (Trailer)

Jessica Jones‘ first season lost steam halfway through for us, but overall it’s still a good show. The super-powered sleuth is coming back with another personal investigation. This time she’s trying to find out how and why she inherited her abilities.

Everything Sucks! (Trailer)

Everything Sucks! (Trailer)

Ready to feel old? 1990s nostalgia is now officially a thing. This new Netflix original series is about relationships and coming of age in the heyday of Beavis and Butthead, Nickelodeon, and America Online. Drops 2/16/18.

Altered Carbon (Trailer)

Altered Carbon (Trailer)

This Netflix sci-fi series envisions a future in which consciousness can be uploaded into other bodies, allowing humans to survive physical death. The story kick off as a soldier is brought to life after 250 years by a wealthy man who wants answers to his own murder.

The End of the F**king World (Trailer)

The End of the F**king World (Trailer)

(PG-13) Based on Charles Forsman’s graphic novel, The End of the F**king World is a comedy series about a young sociopath who pretends to like a girl so he can kill her. Turns out she’s as crazy as he is. But maybe two wrongs can make a right.

The Open House (Trailer)

The Open House (Trailer)

“Death – it’s like it moves in and never leaves.” After the death of her husband, a woman and her son move in to a relative’s vacation home, which is currently being sold. And there might be a good reason why they’re selling the place. On Netflix starting 1/19/18.

Dave Chappelle on Netflix Pt. 2 (Trailer)

Dave Chappelle on Netflix Pt. 2 (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) “My parents did just well enough so that I could grow up poor around white people.” Dave Chappelle’s last two Netflix specials – at least in the foreseeable future – are streaming now. Equanimity is arguably one of his best specials.

Dark (Trailer)

Dark (Trailer)

This upcoming Netflix original series originates from Germany, and follows the story of two children who suddenly vanish. As the layers of the onion are peeled back, we’re lead down the rabbit hole into a mystery about the very nature of time. Drops 12/1/17.

She’s Gotta Have It: The Series

She’s Gotta Have It: The Series

Spike Lee’s latest joint goes back to his roots, with a Netflix series based on his 1986 classic She’s Gotta Have It. The 10-episode series drops Nola Darling and her trio of lovers into modern day Brooklyn. Please baby, please baby, please baby, baby baby, please let this be good.

Little Evil (Trailer)

Little Evil (Trailer)

Adam Scott and Evangeline Lilly star in this horror/comedy about a couple and their especially hard to handle child. But why is junior such a dick? Well it turns out the kid’s real dad might just be the Antichrist. Hits Netflix 9/1/17.

The Meyerowitz Stories (Teaser)

The Meyerowitz Stories (Teaser)

From Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) comes a film about fathers and sons. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman star in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama hailed as “the best Netflix original film to date.” Drops 10/13/17.

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Mindhunter (Trailer)

Mindhunter (Trailer)

(PG-13, Gore) “You like truffles? You gotta get in the dirt with the pigs.” An unsettling Netflix series based on the memoir of former FBI agent John Douglas. Mindhunter is about FBI agents in 1979 interviewing imprisoned serial killers to crack ongoing cases. Premieres 10/13/17.

What Happened to Monday? (Trailer)

What Happened to Monday? (Trailer)

Glenn Close, Willem Dafoe, and Noomi Rapace star in this Netflix release about a future in which overpopulation is controlled by strict limits on reproduction. But one man hides his secret septuplets by only letting them go out one day per week, and sharing a single identity.

Message from the King (Trailer)

Message from the King (Trailer)

After a man’s sister is murdered, he comes to Los Angeles from Cape Town, South Africa to avenge her death. While the revenge thriller has been done to death, we’re excited for the cast, which includes Chadwick Boseman, Luke Evans, and Alfred Molina. Coming to Netflix 8/4/17.

Master of None’s Italian Film Influences

Master of None’s Italian Film Influences

(SPOILERS) Master of None‘s second season makes no secret of its Italian neorealist influence. But ScreenPrism gives a great breakdown of the show’s ambitious yet successful mission: adopting the dour style for the middle class while remaining sincere.

Stranger Things Season 2 (Trailer)

Stranger Things Season 2 (Trailer)

The Duffer Brothers’ awesome sci-fi adventure series is back for another season, and it’s clear that Will Byers and his pals aren’t done with the Upside-down quite yet. We can’t decide whether this or Ready Player One’s teaser has more ’80s pop culture references.

Bright (Trailer)

Bright (Trailer)

“We’re not in a prophecy. We’re in a stolen Toyota Corolla.” Netflix’s upcoming exclusive movie is set in an alternate present in which humans share the world with fairies, elves and other fantasy creatures. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Premieres 12/22/17.

Ozark (Trailer)

Ozark (Trailer)

(Gore) Jason Bateman stars and directs in this upcoming Netflix crime drama series. Ozark is about a financial adviser who’s forced by a drug boss to launder half a billion dollars in 5 years. Written and created by Bill Dubuque (The Accountant). Premieres 7/21/17.

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Icarus (Trailer)

Icarus (Trailer)

Filmmaker Bryan Fogel initially wanted to learn more about performance-enhancing drugs. His research unwittingly got him caught in Russia’s doping scandal. Critics say Icarus has a poorly-edited first half, but its twists and bombs make it worth watching. Premieres 8/4/17 on Netflix.

Death Note (Trailer)

Death Note (Trailer)

Our first good look at Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note reveals that it’s very different from its source material. We can see why fans of the manga are irked, but we’re willing to give this a shot. Besides, there’s already a faithful live-action adaptation.

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Yrs Later

Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Yrs Later

(PG-13: Language) “We could do more, like, with our tongues and butts.” The Camp Firewood gang – well, most of them – fulfill their promise to reunite in 1991 in this new Netflix miniseries. Premieres 8/4/17.

Friends from College (Trailer)

Friends from College (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) From writer and director Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors, Yes Man) comes a Netflix series about a group of friends from Harvard reuniting in their late 30s. Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Colbie Smulders, and Fred Savage. Premieres 7/14/17.

Castlevania (Teaser)

Castlevania (Teaser)

Fans of the vampire hunting video games will be thrilled to see this animated series headed to Netflix. But this is no 8-bit NES game for kiddies. It’s dark, bloody, violent, and R-rated as f**k.” We’re super excited its showrunner is Adi Shankar, of POWER/RANGERS fame.

Shimmer Lake (Trailer)

Shimmer Lake (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) A darkly comic crime thriller in the vein of Fargo, Shimmer Lake tells the story of a small town sheriff who must track down a group of bank robbers, including his own brother. From the writer of 22 Jump Street the next Cloverfield film. Hits Netflix 6/9/17.

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