“Real people, real magic, no camera tricks.” In his upcoming Netflix series Magic for Humans, magician Justin Willman uses his tricks to get a laugh – and the occasional scare – from strangers, hopefully turning them into friends. Premieres 8/17/18.
(PG-13) Ben Stiller’s upcoming Showtime miniseries is based on the true story of two convicted murderers who escaped from a prison in upstate New York with the help of a prison employee. Stars Benicio del Toro, Paul Dano and Patricia Arquette. Premieres 11/18/18.
“Dreams are maps. Let the best ones point the way.” The amazing documentary series Cosmos is getting a new season. In Cosmos: Possible Worlds, host Neil deGrasse Tyson will take us to hopeful explorations of both inner and outer space. Premieres Spring 2019 on FOX.
Batman: The Complete Animated Series is a 1080p Blu-ray set of the classic cartoon. It also comes with Batman: The New Adventures, Mask of the Phantasm and Batman and Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero. It will also come with three Funko Pop! figures. Drops 10/16/18.
“You can do anything if you believe in yourself… Aaaagh!” The trailer for The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening’s Netflix series introduces us to its three main characters: a runaway princess, a naïve goblin and a demonic, well, demon. Premieres 8/17/18.
“You are not a real person. You are a man in a box.” Jim Carrey stars as an iconic children’s TV character, whose bright and shiny persona masks the despair of his personal life. Frank Langella, Catherine Keener, and Judy Greer co-star in this compelling new Showtime series.
Anthony and Joe Russo have certainly made their mark on the Marvel cinematic universe. Now, they’ve been attached as exec producers on this new SYFY show about a underground high school where students train to become master assassins. Based on the graphic novel.
In the second season of Netflix’s Luke Cage, our hero is earning some well-deserved love and respect. Just as the fame seems to be going to his head, out comes a villain who appears to be even stronger than him. Fortunately, friends both old and new have his back.
The disjointed nature of last season meant the return of Arrested Development was a little off of its game. But for Season 5, Netflix managed to get all of our favorite characters back in the same place at the same time. We’re hoping that restores its former glory. Drops 5/29/18.
Musician John Tracey presents a medley of some theme songs from classic kids TV shows from the 1980s and 1990s, performed with a smooth fingerstyle vibe on his acoustic guitar. We can still never get enough of those DuckTales and Inspector Gadget themes.
Jordan Bolton Design makes movie and TV show posters that look like stacks of cassette tapes. The title and cast are on the cassette tapes’ spines, each with a different retro design. The typography definitely feels dated and clunky, but appropriate in this context.
A duo of trailers for a new animated sci-fi series about an astronaut and his unusual sidekick, who find themselves on journeys to discover the mysteries of the universe. The show features voicework from Fred Armisen, David Tennant, Steven Yeun, and Tom Kenny, among others.
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.
For anyone who grew up watching TV in the ’80s and ’90s, the Cheers theme song will immediately bring back fond memories. But let this version play, and things get a whole lot less cheerful. We don’t care if everybody knows our name. There’s no way we’re going to this bar.
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(PG-13: Language) Frank gets enlightened, Fiona is a slumlord, Lip is still a mess, Carl and Ian are selling meth, and we’re still rooting for the Gallaghers despite all of their flaws. It’s par for the course for the eighth season of Showtime’s award-winning series. Drops 11/5/17.