Netflix recently released the “limited series” Maniac. The series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective), stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill as two subjects in an experimental drug trial that will supposedly solve every one of their mental health issues. The series also features Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians), Justin Theroux (The Leftovers), Sally Fields (My Name is Doris), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), and James Monroe Iglehart (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). While the series may only be 10 episodes, each one varying in length from roughly 26 to 45 minutes, the show packs a punch and gives us performances that will linger for a very long time.
Last year Netflix released the animated series Big Mouth. Created by Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show), Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett (Journey to the Center of the Earth). The show follows a group of 7th graders who deal with the ups and downs of puberty and growing up. The show features the voice talents of Nick Kroll, John Mulaney (Oh, Hello on Broadway), Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn 99), Jenny Slate (Bob’s Burgers), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Maya Rudolph (Life of the Party), and Jordan Peele (Get Out).
In a move that could either be the beginning of the end of regular cable, or an incredibly stupid plan, Warner Media has announced plans for their own streaming service.
Netflix has officially renewed the Jason Bateman and Laura Linney series for a third season!
In March of this year Lucasfilm and Disney announced that Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man) would be executive producing the first live-action Star Wars TV show. this week They’ve revealed the title of the show, The Mandalorian, details on the production, and the first photo from the series.
I’m going to be honest and say that this week was really shitty. And if you’re a decent person, and one that follows current events in the US, you may be feeling the same way. To combat the shitty-ness of this world I went through and made a list of shows and movies that help make things better. Shows that have a positive message. Movies that will make you feel good. There’s stuff from Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO here. So whatever streaming service you may have, hopefully this helps make your weekend better. It’s definitely better than the news…
The start of a new month means new titles coming to and leaving the streaming sites. Today we’ve got a list of everything leaving Netflix and coming to the site throughout October.