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Re-Visit Jim Henson's Mastery In Netflix Series 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance'


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It's time to immerse ourselves in the world of Jim Henson as he launches a special prequel series to one of his most famous movies. 'The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance' comes to Netflix with 10 episodes of puppet mastery that will begin shooting later this year. 

'The Dark Crystal' was released in 1982'The Dark Crystal' was released in 1982

More then 35 years since the release of Jim Henson's BAFTA nominated puppet fantasy 'The Dark Crystal', Netflix are unveiling a precursor to the story in the form of a series that takes place many years before events in the movie on the planet of Thra.

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Will Smith Launches Defence Of Netflix At Cannes Film Festival


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Will Smith has used his position on the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival to launch a passionate defence of streaming giant Netflix, in disagreement with the jury’s president, director Pedro Almodovar.

Smith was part of a four-strong jury that gave a press conference at the annual film festival in the south of France on Wednesday afternoon (May 17th), alongside president Almodovar, another director in the shape of Paolo Sorrentino and Hollywood A-lister Jessica Chastain.

The topic of discussion soon got onto the Netflix revolution, which is disrupting the conventional film industry because it distributes films often without giving them a theatrical release at all. Two of the films touted for the Palme d’Or this year didn’t get a French cinematic release until very recently (Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories), and it has made French distributors upset.

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'13 Reasons Why' Was Almost An Anthology Series


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Whether you love it or hate it, Netflix original series '13 Reasons Why' - based on the Jay Asher-written young adult novel of the same name - is one of the most talked about new television shows of the year so far. Telling the story of the young Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who kills herself, but leaves behind a series of cassette tapes for those she says pushed her to making the decision, the show has been at the heart of much discussion since its debut.

Dylan Minnette with Tom McCarthy on the set of '13 Reasons Why'Dylan Minnette with Tom McCarthy on the set of '13 Reasons Why'

Many people thank the series for handling the usually taboo topics of suicide and rape with such a brute force, and praise showrunners for refusing to sugar coat brutal scenes which depict both. Others think that certain scenes in the series should have been shot or presented a little differently, as they may be "triggering" for the viewing public who have a history of struggles with their own mental health. Whatever the case may be, '13 Reasons Why' is a series that splits everybody right down the middle.

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'Stranger Things' Writers Already Have Season 3 Story Planned


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When you talk about hugely successful new shows in 2016, you can't get away without mentioning Netflix original series 'Stranger Things' from the Duffer brothers; Matt and Ross Duffer. Telling the story of missing youngster Will and the appearance of a strange young girl known only as Eleven, it soon became apparant that the world these characters were living in was one where anything was possible, and monsters really did exist.

Matt and Ross Duffer are creators of the seriesMatt and Ross Duffer are creators of the series

Capturing the imaginations of audiences across the globe, 'Stranger Things' fans immediately demanded a second season, and when one was finally announced they were a little irked to discover it wouldn't be hitting Netflix until the end of October, 2017.

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'13 Reasons Why' Showrunner Teases Season 2 Storylines


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It's fair to say that the most-tweeted about series of all time, Netflix original '13 Reasons Why' is one of the most polarising, biggest talking points of the year so far. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, it follows the story of the young Hannah Baker who takes her own life, but leaves behind a series of cassette tapes for those she say helped pave the way to her deadly decision.

Brian Yorkey has given some details for season 2Brian Yorkey has given some details for season 2

Now a second season of the show has been confirmed, with fans expecting new episodes at some point next year. Speaking to EW, showrunner Bryan Yorkey opened up a little about what we should expect from the show's second season, now that all of the material from the original novel has been used up.

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'13 Reasons Why' Theories Explored By Actors


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There's no denying the sheer level of attention '13 Reasons Why' has garnered since its debut on Netflix in March. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, the story told is one of the young Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who takes her own life but records a series of cassette tapes before she does so, leaving them behind for those she says have pushed her to making such a massive decision.

Miles Heizer has denied Tyler shot Alex in '13 Reasons Why'Miles Heizer has denied Tyler shot Alex in '13 Reasons Why'

It's a show that's very close to the bone with every moment. Depicting scenes of rape and suicide and showing the acts graphically in the series was for those who created the show very important, but it's something that's also allowed the show to be criticised. Many have labelled those behind it as careless in showing such scenes, with professionals in the mental health industry saying the suicide scene in particular could be "triggering" for particular viewers.

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'13 Reasons Why' Officially Gets Second Season


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Netflix have made it official and renewed '13 Reasons Why' for a second season, which will hit the streaming service at some point in 2018. With another 13 hour-long episodes and Brian Yorkey staying on as showrunner, the series "picks up in the aftermath of Hannah Baker's death and the start of the characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery."

Katherine Langford and Dylan Minnette with Selena Gomez on-setKatherine Langford and Dylan Minnette with Selena Gomez on-set

No further details have yet been given about the second season of the show, but the renewal should come as no surprise to those who watched the first season and have been keeping up with the show through media headlines, whether they be positive or negative.

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Netflix Adding More Warnings To '13 Reasons Why'


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Released to Netflix over a month ago now, the controversy and discussion surrounding their original series '13 Reasons Why' - based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher - continues to ramp on. Telling the story of the young Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) who takes her own life and leaves behind a series of cassette tapes for those she says pushed her over the edge, it's an eye-opening piece of television that really does well to capture the various emotions one can go through when navigating the tricky waters of high school life.

Tom McCarthy directs Dylan Minnette in '13 Reasons Why'Tom McCarthy directs Dylan Minnette in '13 Reasons Why'

Despite that, there are those who aren't very happy with the way in which the series presents some of its more explicit scenes. For example, when Hannah is eventually shown taking her own life, many have said the showing of the deed being done can be triggering for those who have suffered with self harming in the past.

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[SPOILERS] There Were Four Potential Killers On 'Riverdale'


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Fans of 'Riverdale' were in for a treat this week, as the penultimate episode of the series' first season finally revealed exactly who was behind the trigger of the gun that killed Jason Blossom (Trevor Stines) and sent the small town into a panicked frenzy.

KJ Apa leads the series as Archie AndrewsKJ Apa leads the series as Archie Andrews

For weeks, Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) and friends Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Kevin (Casey Cott) have been trying to work out exactly who's responsible for the death of their former schoolmate, sometimes even pointing the finger at some of their most loved ones. When they got their hands on a USB stick that contained the truth however, none of them could believe what they had seen.

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'Sense8' Season 2 Early Reviews Round-Up


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When it debuted back in 2015 with its first season, Netflix viewers weren't sure what to exactly expect of the original series from Lana and Lilly Wachowski. Quickly gaining critical acclaim, the show brought stars such as Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, Toby Onwumere and Doona Bae to the small screen; an extremely talented bunch who bring a brilliant chemistry to the show.

The Sensates could be in more danger than ever beforeThe Sensates could be in more danger than ever before

Now returning with its second season - available now on Netflix - the series will continue to tell the story of the Sensates who are intricately linked mentally, despite their homes being in completely different parts of the world. Hunted by those who see them as a threat to the natural world order, they're put in danger on more than one occasion, and that seems to be being ramped up with the 10 new episodes.

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The premiere of Netflix's 'Sandy Wexler' held at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 6th April 2017

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Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos with his daughter Sarah Sarandos at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 25th February 2017

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Liv Hewson at the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix's 'Santa Clarita Diet' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 1st February 2017

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Scout LaRue Willis at the The Weinstein Company And Netflix Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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Vicky Jeudy - Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 4 - New York City Premiere at SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011 - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 16th June 2016

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