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Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

Glow: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

The good old days when woman had their own wrestling federation and could beat the crap out of each other. Well that was the idea.

I was into just starting to get back into wrestling when GLOW started up. I think I may have watched one show….I think.  I do know that as much as knew that at the time the WWF was basically a male soap opera. I was not going to watch GLOW even for the ladies. So I can not even tell you what it was like, good or bad. But I can tell you that I am planning on watch the Netflix upcoming comedy series that takes a look at that time in wrestling history.

GLOW  is premiering on Netflix June 23.

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Inspired by the short-lived, but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom. GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

 

Netflix Original Documentary: Get Me Roger Stone

After the 2016 election, people all over the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump, New York real estate billionaire and reality TV star, succeeded in pulling off one of the greatest political upsets in history to become the 45th President of the United States. One man who wasn’t shocked – political consultant Roger Stone. A longtime Trump confidante and advisor, Stone said he always knew his celebrity pal was “prime political horse flesh.” Get Me Roger Stone traces the monumental impact that Stone, the youngest person called before the Watergate grand jury and a self-described “dirty trickster”, has made on modern GOP history — connecting Nixon, Roy Cohn and Reagan with SuperPACs, lobbying, the 2000 election, all the way to the nation’s first reality star President. A master of creating controversy and manipulating the media, Stone’s career is a window into the last 50 years of politics that led to this pivotal moment in history. The Netflix original documentary chronicles the high-living, low-down, self-proclaimed agent provocateur and the seismic changes he’s wrought in a political system.

Get Me Roger Stone is directed by Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme, and Dylan Bank and executive produced by Blair Foster.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications, YouTube

 

It’s GIRLBOSS Time

Okay I have no idea what this about. Well a girl who is her own boss. Yeah I know your thinking it’s more than that and of course it is, duh. But it does look interesting. Interesting enough for this 55 year old white dude to watch.

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Amoruso (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 27, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult), Laverne McKinnon and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. This is a Netflix production and there will be 13-half hour episodes.

Source: Netflix, YouTube, Environics Communications

 

Death Note, Who Lives and Who Dies

This is an live action version of the Japanese Death Note  manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook from a Shinigami named Ryuk that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. The series centers around Light’s attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God” using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.

I know very little of this series except that my son was a big fan of it. The clip below does peak my interest. But the real credit of this film will be him.

This Netflix original  version is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man).

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications, Wikipedia

The Return Of Kimmy Schmidt

Season 3 of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be returning to Netflix Friday, May 19.  Kimmy, Tituss, Jacqueline and Lillian are all back new guest stars to Kimmy’s world, including Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph, with returning guest stars Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris.

In the Season 3 premiere, Kimmy finds herself in an unfamiliar position with the Reverend back in her life.  Titus returns from his cruise and auditions for an exciting new role.  Lillian has to break up with her boyfriend Robert Durst.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), who serve as executive producers with Jeff Richmond (30 Rock) and David Miner (30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

FROM THE DESK OF SANDY WEXLER: CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

FROM THE DESK OF SANDY WEXLER

Attention Future Hollywood Superstars,

So you think you got some chops, kid? You give ‘em the giggles down at the 4-H club, you make ‘em clap till their hands hurt at the local-yokel talent show. But do you have what it takes to crack the most exclusive client list in Tinseltown? That’s right; I am holding an open casting call for one amazing performer to join my all-star team at Wexler Management, which I humbly consider to be the world’s premiere collection of entertainment talent. The winner will be personally represented by me, show business legend Sandy Wexler, at a reduced commission rate (zippo). And how about this – we haven’t even started working together yet, but I’ve already gotten you a gig: a walk-on role in a new movie starring Adam Sandler that will appear on the Netflix streaming internet data programming service.

Auditions are now open to the general public at large through www.wexlermanagement.com.  My people tell me this is a world wide website where you can “upload” a video of yourself which showcases your dazzling talent. Now listen to me; by talent, I’m not just talking about acting – it can be anything you do that is spectacularly entertaining as long as it’s not dangerous, life threatening to others, or xxx-rated. You can also enter the contest by uploading your video on the Twitter or the Instagram using #SandyWexlerContest.

Quite frankly, this is the chance of a lifetime. As your manager, I’m not happy unless you’re happy. So what do you say we get happy together?

Thank You,

Sandy Wexler

President, Wexler Management

 

The official contest launches on March 27 and the deadline to upload your video audition is April 7.  The public will have the opportunity to vote on the Top 20 videos starting April 10 and on April 14 we will announce the winner. The grand prize is a walk on role in Adam Sandler’s next film!

 

All details of the contest can be found at www.wexlermanagement.com

#SandyWexlerContest

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications, YouTube