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Movie Monday:

 

“White Lily” by Tristan Ofield A tense spaceship captain and co-pilot set out to investigate a comet, when a technical fault cuts to the core of their relationship problem… Leon and Isobel are nearing the critical point of a long space journey. Leon relaxes, watching a hologram of blue skies and recalling a holiday he and Isobel had – but doesn’t remember one of the features she draws attention to, a vase with a white lily. The purpose of their expedition is to investigate a comet. Perhaps because of his fractiousness, Leon sets a flight path that Isobel considers dangerous, and the ship is damaged in the process of its exploration. Buoyed by the success of their trip, Leon and Isobel discuss what they’ll do when they return to Earth. Isobel gets a word wrong, and it becomes apparent there’s something is amiss – she is a holographic companion for Leon, based on the persona of a former lover, and is suffering from the same fault as the ship’s other systems. Isobel insists that Leon reboot her, but he is reluctant to do so since it will wipe her out. Their relationship is what’s keeping him together, and for Isobel it’s one that’s based on someone else’s memories. Isobel insists on the reboot, and Leon reminisces about the ‘real’ Isobel, for once addressing the hologram as if it’s her. These are their last moments together. Then the reboot is completed and the holographic companion that was Isobel asks Leon in a blank computerized voice what he wants to call her. Leon prepares for a very long and very lonely trip back to Earth.

Source: Dust YouTube

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Coming And Going To Netflix Canada September 16 – September 22

Avail 9/17

The Witch
Believing that a witch has cursed their family, pilgrims homesteading on the edge of a primeval New England forest become increasingly paranoid.

Avail 9/18

D.L. Hughley: ContrarianNetflix Original
Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, “Black Panther,” his upbringing and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater.

Avail 9/20

The Good Place: Season 2
Due to an error, self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person.

Avail 9/21

Battlefish – Netflix Original
Over the course of the fishing season, a group of fishing boats pursues the lucrative albacore tuna in the competitive waters off the Oregon coast.

DRAGON PILOT: Hisone & MasotanNetflix Original
Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.

The Good CopNetflix Original
Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.

Gotham: Season 4
Long before he was commissioner, rookie cop James Gordon takes on Gotham City crime and corruption to avenge the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents.

Hilda – Netflix Original
Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to Trolberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.

Maniac: Limited Series – Netflix Original
Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Nappily Ever After Netflix Film
Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?

Quincy – Netflix Original
The life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones are traced in this biographical documentary directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.

Last Call

9/17
Star Trek Beyond

The Music Store: Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country (Official Music Video)

Avenged Sevenfold (sometimes abbreviated as A7X) is an American heavy metal band from Huntington Beach, California, formed in 1999. The band’s current lineup consists of lead vocalist M. Shadows, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Zacky Vengeance, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Synyster Gates, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny Christ, and drummer Brooks Wackerman.
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Canadian Film/TV Industry Gets A Major Boost From Netflix

The Canadian Film Centre, the screen content and career development hub founded by Norman Jewison 30 years ago, got major boost from Netflix in the form of the Netflix-CFC Global Project. The announced was made at the CFC’s annual BBQ Fundraiser in uptown Toronto on Sunday.

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The five-year partnership will help development, create and market Canadian film and TV projects. There will be three different area to help with development. The Calling Card Accelerator for new creators to showcase their feature or series projects through a proof-of-concept production. The Project Development Accelerator for mid-career creators to access international support for or dissemination of their screen productions. The Marketplace Accelerator to help creators prepare for international market events in order to secure investment in or distribution of dramatic features or TV series.

The diverse creative talent in Canada is among the best in the world, and we’re excited to partner with the CFC to help expand opportunities for Canadian creatives in the international marketplace,” said Netflix vice-president of content acquisition Larry Tanz. “We’ve seen first hand how well Canadian talent has captivated our members around the world and look forward to working with the CFC to continue to foster Canadian creatives.”

“Partnering with Netflix on this initiative represents an incredible opportunity for the CFC to continue to be at the forefront of advancing and empowering Canadian voices and stories globally,” said CFC CEO Slawko Klymkiw.

This is an amazing opportunity to really help the Canadian Film/TV industry to develop. Over the past few years Canadian productions have made great strides in the international and also at home. Netflix has helped in getting some Canadian programs seen. In my little old opinion Canada TV and films are finally getting out of the wheat fields. Okay maybe that is a little harsh but Canada is more the Anne of Green Gables.

Source: Variety

 

 

My Thoughts On Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2

Netflix/Marvel’s Iron Fist makes it return this Friday and if you, like me were not to sure about taking a second chance on Season 2. Well I have to say that episode one on it’s own is a big improvement. Hell episode one was better then most of Season 1. Yeah this is just my opinion but I was hooked and wanting more after viewing the first episode. Joy Meachum(Jessica Stroup) continues to seek revenge against Danny and her brother Ward Meachum(Tom Pelphrey) for keeping the secret of their father still being alive. Colleen Wing(Jessica Henwick) trying to leave the streets behind but being pulled back because of a mystery involving her family past.

This season we see more of Davos(Sacha Dhawan) as he wants to get back the Iron Fist that he believe he was rightfully his. Mommy he has what should of been mine and I am going to get it back to make you proud. I found Sacha Dhawan portray of Davos much more convincing then Finn Jones portray of Danny Rand, sorry Finn. You can feel Davos anger, hatred and jealous of Danny. But also at times his love for his adopted brother. Oh and his martial art skills are pretty dam good for the show. Sacha must of read and/or seen the complaints from last year.

Marvel’s Iron Fist

The charater that I am most happy to see has gotten a bigger role is Colleen Wing(Jessica Henwick). Colleen is  trying to leave the streets behind but being pulled back in because of a mystery involving her family past. There a couple of times that we get to see Colleen really kicking some ass. To be honest I would love to see more of her. Jessica Henwick was and still is in my opinion the real reason to watch Iron Fist if you want to see some really good TV martial arts. Yes of course being a good actress makes Colleen Wing come to life.

Marvel’s Iron Fist

Finally the introduction of Alice Eve as “Typhoid Mary” Walker. Based on the character introduced in Daredevil #254 to be the enemy of Matt Murdock(Daredevil) she is now a foil of Danny Rand. Alice Eve has done a very good job in the first six episodes I got to see in advance. I am not sure if any of her mutant skills will come into effect. It be a shame if they are not mention at least. In Iron Fist, Mary is an hired mercenary helping Joy with her revenge plans.

But lets us talk about the two of the biggest complaints for Season 1. I am among many that never felt that Finn Jones never really fit. I still have a hard time getting behind his portray of Danny Rand. I not going to shit on his acting. Hell I can’t act. Oh some who don’t will but I can only say from my point of view I never ever felt anything for the character. Yes does have to do on Finn Jones choice on the Danny Rand character. I will but part of the blame on show runner from Season 1, Scott Buck. Sorry to say that again I still do not get 100% behind Jones portray of Danny Rand.  It looks as Jones and new showrunner Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow, Falling Skies, Heroes Reborn) do have the character on the better track.

The second part that I had and heard many complain about was Finn Jones martial art skills. It was not good. That was major complaint along with Danny spent to much time whining. Well both of those have been corrected.

Finn Jones must of spent his off time with training and more training. It has paid off. There are times when you know that a stunt double/martial arts person is doing the job but overall a large improvement. Danny has found his purpose now in protecting the city(keeping his word to Matt Murdock) but mostly keeping a war between the remaining gangs from happening. Getting rid of the Hand has left a vacuum of a controlling gang. Now the rest want to be top dog or dragon.

So overall I have to say that the first six episodes that I got to watch are an improvement to the first season.  I like you will have to watch the 4 remainder episodes on Netflix when it drops on Friday. But unlike season 1 I am really looking forward to it.

Hey give a shot. Let me know what you think.

Oh yeah there is a special guest to.

 

John G M Burke

 

Coming to Netflix Canada September 2 to September 8

Avail 9/2
Quantico: Season 3
When evidence in a deadly terrorist attack implicates FBI trainee Alex Parrish, she must discover which one of her classmates framed her.

Avail 9/4

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther
T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.

Avail 9/5

A Million Ways to Die in the West
After backing out of a duel and losing his girlfriend, sheep farmer Albert slowly rebuilds his self-respect with the help of a married woman.

The Adjustment Bureau
A successful new congressman finds himself entranced by a beautiful ballerina, but mysterious forces are conspiring to prevent their love affair.

Bridesmaids
When an underemployed baker becomes her best friend’s maid-of-honor, she almost ruins the big day due to her competition with the other bridesmaids.

Drag Me to Hell
Christine is convinced that she’s been cursed after crossing paths with a Gypsy. Now, she has only days to keep her soul from being dragged to hell.

Fear
A 16-year-old “good girl” goes to a party with her best friend and meets a handsome, enigmatic guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Land of the Lost
After uncovering a portal to an alternate universe populated by strange creatures, Dr. Rick Marshall must navigate a dangerous new world.

National Lampoon’s Animal House
Dean Wormer puts the titular frat on double-secret probation, and it’s up to Bluto, Flounder, Pinto and the rest of the brothers to get even.

Neighbors
After a rowdy fraternity moves next door to a couple with a newborn and changes the block into party central, an epic battle ensues.

Paul
Two sci-fi freaks on quest to discover what lies at the heart of Nevada’s infamous Area 51 cross paths with an alien on the run.

Avail 9/6

Once Upon a Time: Season 7
In this fantasy series, a young woman is drawn to a small Maine town and discovers that it’s filled with elements of the fairy tale world.

Avail 9/7

Atypical: Season 2Netflix Original
While Elsa and Doug face the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tries to adjust to her new school, Sam prepares for life after graduation.

Cable Girls: Season 3Netflix Original
After a tragedy, Lidia fights passionately for her family, Carlota finds her voice, Ángeles goes undercover and Marga reveals a talent for accounting.

City of Joy – Netflix Original
Women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.

First and LastNetflix Original
Filmmakers go inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail to capture two days that define an inmate’s experience: the first and last.

Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2Netflix Original
With the defeat of the Hand, Chinatown is left vulnerable to turf wars, and Danny must protect the streets of New York.

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World Netflix Film
In 1930s Paris, an actress famous for her gory death scenes at the Grand Guignol Theater contends with a mysterious stalker and ghosts from her past.

Next Gen – Netflix Original
A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl’s life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser Netflix Film
Smart high school girl Sierra teams up with a more popular girl hoping to win over her crush. Starring Shannon Purser (Barb on “Stranger Things”).

Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2Netflix Original
Wrongly accused for the attack on Rook Tower, the Flex Fighters must protect their city as wanted men. Will Charter City ever trust them again?

Coming and Going to Netflix Canada Between August 26 and Sept 1, 2018

Avail 8/27

The Accountant
As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

The Blacklist: Season 5
Despite last season’s stunning revelations, secrets remain to be solved — including the mystery of the human remains unearthed at Tansi Farms.

When the Bough Breaks
A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Avail 8/31

The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 Netflix Original
A cadre of promising up-and-coming comedians delivers a rapid fire series of stand-up performances.

Inside the Criminal Mind Netflix Original
Explore the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious types of criminals.

The Laws of Thermodynamics – Netflix Film
Jilted by his girlfriend, a man likens his lack of luck in love to the laws of thermodynamics in this documentary-like romantic comedy.

Ozark: Season 2 Netflix Original
The Byrdes face danger from every side as the cartel, the Snells and the Langmores all threaten to bring down the new life they’ve built in the Ozarks.

Paradise PD – Netflix Original
From “Brickleberry” creators Roger Black and Waco O’Guin comes this adult animated comedy about a backwater Southern-fried police department.

Ultimate Beastmaster: Survival of the Fittest Netflix Original
An inspirational group of new contestants who have overcome significant adversity come together to take on the world’s toughest obstacle course.

Meteor Garden – Netflix Original
Dong Shancai is determined to excel at her dream university, where she encounters an elite clique of dashing, popular high-achievers — and finds love.

Avail 9/1

Bad Neighbors 2
When a sorority with a progressive agenda moves in next door, parents Mac and Kelly must keep them at bay before closing the deal on their house sale.

Death at a Funeral
When a Los Angeles family’s patriarch dies, his dutiful eldest son plans the funeral — which becomes a fiasco thanks to a colorful cast of attendees.

Family Guy: Season 16
In Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, buffoonish Peter Griffin and his dysfunctional family experience wacky misadventures.

The Flash: Season 1-4
A forensics expert who wakes from a coma with amazing new powers squares off against forces threatening the city in this live-action superhero romp.

Hancock
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero who’s forced to employ a public relations expert to help repair his image.

The Hollars
A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Kramer vs. Kramer
Ted is a career-driven yuppie whose wife leaves him and their 6-year-old son. As he adjusts to life as a full-time dad, she comes to reclaim the boy.

La Catedral del Mar – Netflix Original
In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.

Labyrinth
In Jim Henson’s fantasy, teen Sarah embarks on a life-altering quest to rescue her little brother from the clutches of a treacherous goblin.

Legend
Identical twins and notorious gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray elude the authorities in 1960s London while transfixing and terrifying the public.

Monkey Twins – Netflix Original
Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.

Mr. Sunshine – Netflix Original
A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Sisters – Netflix Original
Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.

Leaving between August 26 and September 1

8/26
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

8/27
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

9/1
13 Going on 30
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Pitch Perfect 2