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The Bingeworthy Breakdown™ is back and this time we’re looking at Netflix’s Marvel’s “The Punisher,” the fourth iteration of the character following three rather unremarkable, unsuccessful films occurring before the days of Marvel Studios. Showrun by S…
Kevin Spacey‘s career as he knows it — and as we’ve known it — is over. In the wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations, he’s been yanked from the sixth season of “House Of Cards,” his Oscar campaign for the upcom…
Comic book fans are getting Christmas one month early. November will bring the big screen launches of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League,” while on the small screen, the highly anticipated “The Punisher” will final…
Three things. 1) it’s interesting how Netflix plays by its own rules. If you look at any 2017 TV schedule, every network and cable channel have had their release dates listed for months, and often a trailer arrives several months in advance. Not Netflix. For example they just released the trailer for “Lady Dynamite” last week and it’s coming out in less than two months. The strategy is slightly different for Marvel’s “The Punisher,” but not by much. Continue reading ‘The Punisher’ Trailer: The Truth Must Be Taken at The Playlist.
We’re getting two shades of The Weinstein Company‘s approach to marketing this week. On the cruder side of things, the distributor used boobs to promote their forever delayed period drama “Tulip Fever.” However, they can be classy, as they show with “Wind River,” with the film expanding into more cinemas this weekend. The directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (“Sicario,” “Hell or High Water“) stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, who are tasked with solving a murder in a remote Native American Reservation. Continue reading ‘Wind River’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Face Danger, Seek Justice at The Playlist.
Movies that tackle religion tend to fall on one of two camps. We either are graced with films such as Martin Scorsese‘s under-seen (and undervalued) “Silence” or forced to slog through more politicized fare such as “The Shack.” Not only a tricky subject to navigate (and better to avoid) at family get together’s, it’s also a topic that unless made by the hands of a fine craftsman, won’t get the delicate film treatment it deserves. Continue reading ‘Pilgrimage’ Is A ‘John Wick-Style, Rising-Death-Toll Action Flick During The Crusades [Review] at The Playlist.
Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, made his Netflix debut in season 2 of Marvel’s “Daredevil.” In that series, Castle was seen as a brutal force of nature that would stop at nothing in his quest for justice. What separates him from the other heroes in the Marvel Universe is that his form of justice normally includes horribly maiming people and killing them. Fans instantly loved Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of the character and wanted more. Continue reading Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ Trailer: Justice Is Coming at The Playlist.
What happens when Netflix has four separate successful shows based on superheroes? Well, more accurately, three great shows about superheroes and one pretty terrible one about a superhero. But he lives in the same city as the others, and a three-superhero team just doesn’t sound as good as four, especially considering two of them have hooked up in the past, so you get the idea. Well, they team them up and make the show “The Defenders,” that’s what happens! Continue reading New ‘The Defenders’ Teaser Unites Marvel’s Heroes at The Playlist.