Tag: Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres to produce Green Eggs and Ham inspired animated series on Netflix

Book cover of Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham"

Netflix announced just over a week ago that it will partner with TV personality, Ellen DeGeneres to create an animated series after Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham.”   The announcement broke through a press release on the Netflix website paying tribute to the great author who wrote the book in 1960. Issued from Netflix… Read More

Native American actors walk off Adam Sandler movie set

Some believe that we should regard no subject or topic as sacred when it comes to comedy; the benefits of the ability to apply parody and satire outweigh the drawbacks. With this mindset comes a dilemma: at what point do we stop making a statement, and just start exploiting these topics?   Several Native American… Read More

Netflix’s “Daredevil” departs from the superhero norms

In recent years, Netflix has distributed multiple critically acclaimed Netflix-exclusive series; “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black” are among the most popular.   Now, there’s a new series to get excited about: “Daredevil.”   The series premiered earlier this month and has been met with raving reviews. In fact, there’s already promise… Read More

“The X-Files” returns to FOX, thanks to Netflix

“The truth is out there.” For many avid television fans, these words defined the 1990s. This simple phrase encapsulated the mystery of “The X-Files,” a classic Emmy award winning series starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI paranormal investigators.   The show is remembered for helping innovate many common tropes of modern television. These… Read More

Ricky Gervais Does Good Commercials And Has Promotional Ability To Reach Wider Audience

Cross media marketing, also known as “cross promotions” are a big thing in the advertising industry, and these days, Ricky Gervais is shaping up to be the go-to act brands are using to market their products to a wider audience.   After two recent television promotions aired for international audiences, the actor and comedian extraordinaire… Read More

Watching Netflix Before Bed May Cause Depression And Other Adverse Health Effects

We have all done it: binge watch seasons upon seasons of your favorite television shows until you inevitably fall asleep after hours of watching.   Apparently, this is not only an insanely awesome way to spend one’s weekend, but it can also be detrimental to your health. The reason for this is due to “light… Read More

Mark Your Calendar: Orange is the New Black

Get ready for season two of the Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black”! This brand new dramatic comedy series based on the true story of Piper Kernan’s year spent in prison is one that you will not want to miss. Not only is “Orange is the New Black” an extremely unique and compelling show, it also… Read More

Netflix Recommendation: Hoop Dreams

There are a multitude of documentaries available to watch on Netflix instant streaming, but a few among the crowd stand out specifically as real gems. “Hoop Dreams” is one of those stand outs. Directed by Steve James, this 1994 documentary is a classic of the genre and a prime example of a seriously cinematic nonfiction… Read More

TV Review: Portlandia

  “Portlandia” is a television show on IFC staring comedians Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen. It first aired in Jan. 2011 and is now in its fourth season.   In the show, Brownstein and Armisen play a multitude of different characters in a series of skits that are both scripted and improvised. Set in Portland,… Read More

Netflix Recommendation: Lost in Translation

  Netflix is a fantastic place for independent cinema to find an audience. For just eight dollars a month, you have access to hundreds of films, many of which are independently produced and have a hard time finding a place in theaters.   One independent film that has been available on Netflix for some time… Read More