West Wing alum Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s new Netflix series. The half-hour single-camera comedy stars Tomlin — President Bartlet’s former executive assistant— and Fonda as rivals who are shocked to find out that their husbands have fallen in love and intend to marry. Sheen will […]
Julie and the Phantoms is the new teen show on Netflix that teaches us it is never too late to follow our musical dreams—even if we have been dead for decades. The musical dramedy has a cast led by Madison Reyes as the eponymous Julie, who starts a band with three ghosts who had been […]
This documentary, which won an Oscar, tells the story of a Chinese billionaire who opened a factory in a former General Motors plant and hired 2,000 people. It was billed as ‘early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America’.
On Wednesday, Netflix released the first trailer for Luhrmann’s The Get Down, an original series slated for streaming sometime in 2016. The show “is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City” and the birth of hip-hop, punk and disco, according to the trailer’s description. The story is “told through the lives […]
Still, Wain and Showalter—who met as students at New York University and later created the comedy troupe The State, as well as an MTV show of the same name—weren’t ready to leave Camp Firewood for good. “The movie was really based on the experiences that both me and Michael had at our respective summer camps, […]
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown stars as Enola Holmes, the forgotten younger sister of the brilliant detective Sherlock ( Henry Cavill ) and his older statesman brother Mycroft (Sam Claflin). When the trio’s independent and eccentric mother Eudoria ( Helena Bonham Carter ) goes missing, Enola sets out to uncover what happened to her […]
It was at the opening of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games on September 10, 2014, at the Olympic Park in East London. I was editing the Evening Standard at the time, and was a guest of Boris’s at the ceremony. The referendum was the following week and Cameron stopped to talk before taking his seat.
But Prahastha is neither an IT guy nor a doctor. If anything, he a sad sap stuck in a ‘sarkari naukri’. For company, he has another ‘rakshasa’ — a middle-aged uncle called Nitigya — whom he talks to via a CRT monitor. But things take an unexpected turn when Nitigya tells Prahastha that he will […]
The ‘chhuris’ are out in Raat Akeli Hai, a homegrown murder mystery on Netflix that doubles as an impressive directorial debut for Bollywood casting director Honey Trehan. It’s the rare mainstream Indian film that doesn’t seem to be in a rush to tell its story, and earns its daunting two-and-a-half hour runtime — deviating from […]
Tesha Crawford, Director of Nordic Original Series at Netflix, added, ”We are very happy to embark on our third project with Motion Blur, who have been such great partners to Netflix. Petter created such an intriguing mix of thriller, drama and supernatural elements with this project and we have a lot of trust in Harald […]