Director Antonio Campos collaborates with Netflix for an adaption of a critically acclaimed novel in The Devil All the Time. Based on the same-titled novel by writer Donald Ray Pollock, it is a grim and slow-burning film showcasing the dark side of America in the 1950’s.
One of cinema’s greatest villains, Nurse Mildred Ratched, receives a prequel spin-off in Netflix’s Ratched. Series creator Evan Romansky & executive producer Ryan Murphy takes viewers on a journey of the character first introduced in Ken Kesey’s 1962 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and later immortalized on film by Louise Fletcher in an award-winning …
Comedian Katherine Ryan continues her successful collaborative relationship in the six-episode scripted series, The Duchess. Ryan portrays Katherine, a single mom living in London, raising her daughter Olive (Katy Byrne). Katherine is involved in a no strings attached situation with the likable Evan (Steen Raskopoulos). Not to mention, she’s also trying to stay civil with her Ex and Olive’s dad, former boy band member Shep (Rory Keenan).
Director McG reunites with Netflix for The Babysitter: Killer Queen, a sequel to the network’s 2017 hit, The Babysitter. Two years ago, Cole Johnson (Judah Lewis) successfully defeated his babysitter Bee and her satanic cult. As luck would have it, Cole has become a laughing stock in the town and seen as the boy who cried wolf, given that Bee and all of her minions disappeared. The lad’s parents (Ken Marino and Leslie Bibb) even have him in therapy and want to send him away to a mental institution.
Brazilian children’s television series Julie e os Fantasmas receives an Americanized remake in Netflix’s Julie and the Phantoms. The brainchild of legendary choreographer Kenny Ortega, Julie and the Phantoms tells the story of performing arts high schooler Julie (Madison Reyes). She lost her passion for music following the death of her mom.
Ian Reid’s best-selling novel I’m Thinking of Ending Things, gets a Netflix adaptation from director Charlie Kaufman. A nameless young woman (Jesse Buckley) and her boyfriend Jake (Jesse Plemons) are on a road trip to meet Jake’s parents Suzie (Toni Collette) and Dean (David Thewlis). Jake gives Young woman a fair warning that his family is quite eccentric, which only adds to the hesitant reservations he had about the trip.
A new romantic comedy hits Netflix in director Mark Steven Johnson’s Love, Guaranteed. The majority of gold-hearted lawyer Susan (Rachel Leigh Cook) involves pro-bono work. After a chance meeting with an endearing physical therapist Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.), Susan learns that Nick wants to hire her law firm. He wants to sue the dating app service, “Love Guaranteed.”
Netflix brings us a different kind of superhero tale in their latest film, Project Power. Directed by filmmaking duo Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, Project Power follows an unlikely triumvirate of heroes seeking to take down Teleios, a shady government organization responsible for the creation of a new drug called Power.
My latest comedy discovery is Sam Jay, who shines in her hour-long Netflix comedy special Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning. The comedian is no stranger to Netflix. She initially made a debut on the streaming giant’s The Comedy Lineup Part 1. Her work on the legendary sketch show Saturday Night Live earned her two back to back Emmy nominations.