All posts tagged: #Netflix

Originals Coming to HBOMax

HBOMax is set to launch on May 27th! Along with a long list of Warner/HBO content from previous decades being added to the service there will of course be some original content at launch and more set to release in the coming months. Disney+ has served as a great example that despite how rich and thick your library of content is, the real hook for streaming lies in the original content. I won’t get into everything, but I wanted to highlight some of what we can expect. 1: Looney Tunes: The classic characters are back for streaming. We will be getting, at launch, eighty original eleven-minute episodes focused around the toons. That’s over FOURTEEN hours of new content. What can I say? I grew up going to bed watching this stuff. Of course I’m going to watch. 2: Elmo Talk Show: Alright…alright! Not for me but can certainly be something for younger audiences to watch as the new streaming service launches! 3: Love Life: The eight episode first season will be lead by Anna Kendrick. I …

Battle of YA Streaming Content Begins; ‘Percy Jackson’ and ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ on the Way

Before I get into it, I think it is appropriate to give a HUGE congratulations to all those Percy Jackson fans who have (finally) received the news that their beloved book series will be adapted for Disney+. I am not surprised! I suspected such a thing would happen, and you can read all about it in our piece from last year here. Another thing worth noting is that since Rick Riordan’s official announcement this afternoon Percy Jackson has shot up to trend #1 in the United States on Twitter. WOW. That is no small feat and is very representative of the fan base of these books. When can fans expect the series to drop? Who is cast? Well, there is no information yet and it is unknown how Covid-19 will factor into production, but at the very least fans can know that the series is definitely on the way and the author will work closely with production to ensure his stories are adapted well. For now, only the first five books in his (currently) fifteen …

Three Takeaways from ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’

I’m not a football guy, nor did I follow the Aaron Hernandez drama when it was happening live. However, I DO enjoy myself some murder trial documentaries on Netflix as much as the next basic b****. Therefore, when the former Patriots player  (only know that because of this series) was getting a three-part series I could NOT press play fast enough. Yet again, this isn’t a review of what was good or bad about the series, but rather a desire to go over some of the biggest takeaways from the project. 1: Fine, Sexuality, Let’s Get That Out of the Way:  One of the biggest things that this series wanted to touch on was the conversation of Aaron’s sexuality. Within the documentary we have a childhood friend (Dennis SanSoucie) talk about the off and on relationship they had from seventh grade to their junior year in high school. After this experience it would appear that there was no one else to claim they had a romantic or sexual relationship with him? I appreciate what the …

Five Lessons Taken From ‘Marriage Story’

Don’t ever get married. That’s the article. I kid! For a film focused around divorce it’s ironic that I have found a new favorite movie about love. I will not be doing a usual review for Marriage Story, as once again I have found a film that I have ZERO complaints about. Instead I want to talk about the lessons I have taken away from it, and ones I hope others got too! Difference Between Quality of a Partner and a Parent I think one of the timeless mistakes people make in the heat of their dissolving love is mixing ones opinion of their partner, regarding how they were in the relationship, with who they were/are as a parent to their children. It takes many forms! Picking a fight because they were thirty minutes late to pick them up, making negative comments about the other TO the child when the other isn’t around, disappearing with the kid(s) when the other wants to make a visit, and on it goes. Nicole(Scarlett Johansson) is FURIOUS with this …

‘Stranger Things 3’: Hawkins Has A Problem

AS EVERYTHING THAT WE POST HERE AT 17 WAVERLY- THIS CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!! I just finished binge watching the third season of the Netflix hit original, Stranger Things. Though I had planned to dissect each episode with an in-depth review, I found it to not be necessary. The eight episodes, as intended, feel like one giant eight-hour film and I think it is more beneficial to review the season as a whole. That being said, there are some good moments for sure, but overall I find that our gang from Hawkins has a severe case of “sequel-syndrome.” The Good  LGBT!: It’s me guys. You know how I am. I have to give my praises for Robin joining the group as the first lesbian (and hopefully not the last. Stop tokenism ya’ll) character on the show. Though there is no reveal yet, nor no real clue, I am curious about the fight between Mike and Will outside the house. There is a moment where Mike challenges Will on not liking girls and there is a brief …

Episode 31 – Pods Unknown

Welcome back to the couch everyone! The boys are here and we got an episode full of good TV and movie stuff. We start with our official reviews and scores for Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ @ 0:04:50! We then review a couple Netflix movies including the new Adam Sandler movie ‘Murder Mystery’ @ 0:43:50. We then end the episode reviewing the first episode of HBO’s new show ‘Euphoria’ starring Zendaya @ 0:57:50. Join us for all that and MUCH more!

‘Black Mirror: Striking Vipers’ Review

SO, as we are in Pride month, I decided to write a series of reviews of some of my favorite television episodes and films that not only show amazing representation, but push the conversation forward. As I was getting my list together I was surprised to find a last minute addition! With the (very short) new season of Black Mirror I found myself watching an episode that gets the gears moving for sure! ‘Striking Vipers’ has a comic-studded cast with Anthony Mackie (Falcon from the MCU), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta from The DCEU), Pom Klementieff (Mantis from the MCU), and Ludi Lin (Zack from the 2017 Power Rangers film/Aquaman). The story focuses on two college(?) friends who after eleven years apart reconnect through a VR fighting game called Striking Vipers.  Right out of the gates we already have a heavy macho-loaded plate; A superhero stuffed cast, a fighting video game, and a whole lot of sex. As the two jump into the simulation Karl (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) chooses a female avatar played by Klementieff while Danny …

Episode 25 – Detective Basura

Welcome back folks, boy do we have a lot to discuss. Gab is back from his trip to Italy and Angelo is back from Vegas so we are on the couch catching up on all the latest in TV and Movies. @ 0:07:30 we start by giving our two cents on the latest 2 episodes of Game of Thrones and what we think is in store for the finale this coming week. @ 0:42:30 we get into Gab’s review of ‘Detective Pikachu’ followed by a short review of the Netflix movie about Ted Bundy ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile’ by Rom @ 0:50:45. We end the show by reviewing a few recent trailer drops @ 0:56:30.

Netflix’s ‘Special’ and My Gratitude

Early last month Netflix released a new series titled Special which follows Ryan, a gay man living with Cerebral Palsy as he navigates finding the life he wants. I have been a long preacher of wanting shows/films with homosexual leads that step away from the tragedy and/or two-dimensional fantasy fulfillment we have gotten in the past. I think the closest we have come to an honest depiction of the modern gay pursuit of happiness was HBO’s Looking which was canceled after two seasons. This project was evidently unique and its premise alone suggested I might get my wish. So, after a few episodes, what are my thoughts? Oh Let’s go… Relatable: The show opens with Ryan at physical therapy venting about his frustrations with his disability. He makes a point of how he is jealous of a man who is bound to a wheelchair for life. His reasoning is that the man falls completely under the category of “disabled.” There is no in-between to debate his condition. He expresses that in his case, he isn’t …

Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’: Why the Excitement is Real

For those who may not know, the beloved 1998 anime series, Cowboy Bebop, has been chosen by Netflix to be adapted for a live-action version. Some who are not familiar with the show (or the anime genre as a whole) might be thinking, ‘what’s the big deal? It’s not like it’s Dragonball Z…’ (sip my scotch) Cute!  This might not be the most well recognized series by casual fans, but it is hands down one of the most iconic anime’s of all time! So, what makes it so great and why do we have to look forward to it? Well, “3, 2, 1, let’s jam.” 1: The Soundtrack of All Soundtracks: Right out of the gates one of the things that makes this series so special is its music. the opening sequence shows us flashes of images, black panels, our lead character lighting a cigarette, and the bongos begin. From this moment you know you’re in for something special. The soundtrack consists of original jazz pieces that breathe so much life into the series. I …