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NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, ATYPICAL

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Keir Gilchrist are mother and son in Netflix’s new heartfelt comedy series, Atypical, a coming-of-age story from the point-of-view of Sam (played by Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum. Atypical premieres worldwide August 11and today Netflix debuts this first look clip from the premiere episode — parents of teenagers will relate.

Sam decides it is time to go on a date, find a girlfriend and hopefully love, a journey that sets Sam’s mother, Elsa (played by Jason Leigh), on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. Sam’s entire family must adjust to change, all while exploring the question: what does it really mean to be “normal”? Michael Rapaport plays Sam’s father, Doug, who wants to better connect with and understand his son. Brigette Lundy-Paine plays Sam’s scrappy sister, Casey, and Amy Okuda plays his therapist, Julia.

Atypical
Atypical

Atypical Premieres Friday, August 11 on Netflix

With eight, half-hour episodes filmed in Los Angeles, Atypical was created and written by Robia Rashid and Academy-Award winning producer Seth Gordon. Together, Rashid and Gordon serve as executive producers alongside Mary Rohlich, with Jennifer Jason Leigh as producer. The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.

Source: Netflix,

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Reveal Trailer – E3 2017: Bethesda Conference

I have fallen off keeping up with all the new video games coming out. I use to regularly watch E3 every year.  So it is nice to see a game that gets me excited to sit down and play again.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus sure does look like it will be the game for me. Bethseda rolled out the trailer at this years E3 and WOW. I have been a fan of the Wolfenstein games for years. I purchase Wolfenstien: The New Order well to be frank because it was cheap. Dam what a great game. Now from this excellent trailer combining live action and action from the game dam this looks fun.

B.J. Blazkowicz is still alive and with new friends, toys and new abilities.  Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus takes place in 1961. Players will journey from Roswell, New Mexico to gator-filled New Orleans to post-nuclear New York.

“Equip an arsenal of badass guns, and unleash new abilities to blast your way through legions of advanced Nazi soldiers, cyborgs, and über soldiers in this definitive first-person shooter,” Bethesda said in an official announcement.

Source: Youtube, IGN, Bethesda

Movie Monday: Award Winning – The Fisherman

This is director Alejandro Suárez Lozano **Award-Winning** Sci-Fi short film called “The Fisherman”

Mr. Wong is a third generation fisherman in Hong Kong, struggling to keep this tradition alive. One night, he decides to leave the crowded waters of the harbor, and fish in calmer waters. His luck changes when he catches something that does not belong to this world!

The Fisherman received 35 international awards and close to 200 festival selections around the world.

Source: YouTube, CG Brothers

More From Oats Studios and Neill Blomkamps

A little while ago Scott let you know about a new experimental short film project from Neill Blomkamp. Well today Neill and Oats Studios gave us another view into this new project. Some “more weird shit” as it is mention in the trailer.

We get to see more of the effects coming and more action. Also we get to see Sigourney Weaver in this one. Some of the effects look dam impressive. This looks very, very interesting.

Take a look. Does this not interest you? Come on now just a little right?

Oat Studios- Volume 1 – Neil Blomkamps short film teaser

Oat studios(based out of Vancouver, Canada) is a gambit for Neil Blomkamp. He’s wondering if people will pay for short films that could be developed into full length films. I really think he is on to something. This teaser looks amazing.

I’m a bit bummed he never got his shot at the Aliens franchise but if this short clip is any indication he may very well have his own “Alien” franchise on his hands. If you look closely at this clip I swear that looks like Sigourney Weaver at 42 seconds. If she has interest in this style of film making ,I’m sold already.

I will admit the creatures look like a cross between Raptors and a Godzilla face but I’ve seen a lot worse make it to feature film. Exciting concept if it takes off. Can you imagine the future if studios can road test their films before they get greenlit? Would change the industry…for good or bad, I’m not sure…

Enjoy,Scott

 

 

Netflix – House of Cards Premiere – One nation Under….Wood.

 

This has got to be the best political drama on TV. Tomorrow, Season 5 of “House of Cards” drops and I can’t wait. I don’t think a political series has been so timely as this one. At the end of last season viewers were fearful of a president mad with power and on the brink of war. He was using the Presidency to protect his power and hide his mistakes every step of the way. It was only “TV”. We shut it off and wondered where President Underwood would go next in his quest to manipulate and retain his grasp on his world.

We had been to war before……not  even 20 years ago. It would be entertaining to watch President Underwood’s spin on how he would react to actions of a past Republican president. Would he be smarter?…..would it play out differently? Would he succeed?

Then…..

Then…..

Then Nov.8th happened……..and I think President Underwood is going to scare the hell out of us.

He needs to. Reality so far has trumped anything that A Underwood presidency could bring to the table. Every day is new chaos. So I suspect the writers knew they need to go to a level that has not been gone to yet in real life. Into the mind of a sociopath with access to control of which he has never had before. Into the mind of a sociopath where the idea of “Term limit” is laughable and something to be fixed. Where paranoia exists and control is the only option.