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‘Lost in Space’ returns from the ’60s in April with a spiffier look on Netflix

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The Netflix remake of Lost in Space is set to arrive on April 13 and here’s your first look, in the form of a trailer.

Much like the original, the Netflix series tells the story of the Robinson family, one of many selected to fly off and colonize a new world in Earth’s future. Disaster strikes when their ship is thrown off course, leaving the Robinsons – along with fellow crew members Don West (Ignacio Serricchio) and Dr. Smith (Parker Posey!) – stranded on the surface of a dangerous alien planet.

This trailer offers a look at the Lost in Space crew and sets up the premise, but that’s as far as it goes. Assuming the new series sticks to the basic formula as the original, each episode will follow the Robinsons and their friends as they deal with the assorted threats and challenges of surviving in a hostile alien environment.

There’s reason to be hopeful. Posey is perfectly cast as Dr. Smith, the scheming scientist memorably played by Jonathan Harris in the original. There’s also that one line of dialogue at the end of the trailer: “Danger, Will Robinson!” That’s a nod to the most junior Robinson’s robot friend; in the original series, the pair’s adventures were the focus of many episodes.

Then there’s the music. A slight piano tease at the end of the trailer nods back to the original show’s memorable theme. Hopefully all of these little pieces point to good things ahead for this remake.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/21/lost-in-space-netflix-trailer/

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Netflixs latest hit The Kissing Booth is a Wattpad success story

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“One of the most popular movies in the U.S. is a terrible teen rom-com called “The Kissing Booth,” and it’s not in theaters. Instead, this Netflix Original with its paltry 17 percent critics’ score on Rotten Tomatoes, shot up to become the No. 4 movie on IMDb, before more recently dropping down to No. 9. Its leads, Jacob Elordi and Joey King, also became the No. 1 and No. 6 most popular stars on IMDb’s StarMeter, respectively, shortly after the film’s launch.

The secret to the movie’s success, however, is not just a combination of teenagers’ questionable taste in entertainment and the power of Netflix’s distribution — though both play a major role, clearly.

Instead, it’s that “The Kissing Booth” is tapping into a built-in audience: teenage Wattpad users.

Yes, Wattpad.

In case you’re not familiar, Wattpad is an online site…..”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/14/netflixs-latest-hit-the-kissing-booth-is-a-wattpad-success-story/

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to stay on Netflix after new deal

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You can still catch one of Chef Anthony Bourdain’s well-loved shows on Netflix.

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As the world continues to reel from the tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, many fans have been revisiting his great work, from books to television. Now Netflix has announced it’ll still be easy for fans to do so on its streaming service.

The run of the chef’s CNN series, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, was to leave the streaming service on Saturday, June 16. But Netflix announced on Tuesday afternoon that they’ve reached an agreement to continuing offering the series for an indefinite amount of time.

Mashable has reached out to Netflix for additional details on the new deal.

The show ran for 96 episodes over 11 “seasons” beginning in 2013. CNN is airing the final episodes throughout the month of June. Bourdain was filming an episode of the show in France when he died.

Parts Unknown is an important part of Bourdain’s legacy because it represents what he did so well: using his fame and platform not just to expose viewers to different cultures through the lens of food, but to educate them as well, making the world just a little bit smaller.

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Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown-netflix/

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Luke Cage Season 2 – Trailer #2

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Harlem can only handle one devil at a time. Season 2 of Marvel’s Luke Cage debuts exclusively on Netflix June 22, 2018

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