Mark Hartley celebrates "The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films " in "Electric Boogaloo."

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ on Netflix

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) – Australian filmmaker Mark Hartley has become the cinematic historian of the disreputable genre films of the seventies and eighties with such loving productions as Not Quite Hollywood (spotlighting the disreputable side of the early Australian film industry) and Machete Maidens Unleashed (on Filipino grindhouse […]

'The Man in the High Castle,' based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, on Amazon Prime

What to watch: ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix vs. ‘High Castle’ on Amazon Prime

Two of the most anticipated original shows from the two biggest streaming services debut on the same day. This is streaming so it’s not a matter of choosing one over the other and Netflix clearly has the advantage in terms of subscriber base, but I wonder if there’s a way to see which of these […]

Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus in the Netflix original holiday special 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Watch This: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ on Netflix in December

Bill Murray will be your host for A Very Murray Christmas, the very first Netflix original Christmas special. Murray concocted this project with his longtime collaborator Mitch Glazer and his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and he’s got quite a guest list: George Clooney, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Maya Rudolph. A […]

'Jessica Jones,' the Netflix original series of the Marvel Comics character, debuts on November 20

‘Jessica Jones’ – Netflix releases a full trailer

Jessica Jones, the second series in the Netflix/Marvel “Defenders Initiative” (following Daredevil and anticipating Luke Cage), debuts in less than two weeks on Friday, November 20. To fan the flames of interest, Netflix has released a full-length trailer that features Jessica (Krysten Ritter) in action and introduces us to Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and the series supervillain The […]

Halloween Picks: ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ on Netflix

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, written and directed by California-based filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour, is a vampire movie that stirs American movie references into a stylized Iranian street drama. The Girl (as she is identified in the credits), played by Sheila Vand (Argo), walks the streets (and at one point rides a purloined […]