Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and (sometimes) Amazon Prime. The audio is about a minute or two long. It's hard to beat Netflix with its selection of comedy specials. Chris Rock's last stand-up special came out way back in 2008. The new special has a more subdued Rock riffing on topics ranging from his divorce to race relations to bullying. Netflix also has a new original show called "Everything Sucks!" The exclamation point is in the title, I'm not being emphatic. The show seems reminiscent of "Freaks and Geeks," although Judd Apatow is not involved. Since you're reading this, let's give you some extra information not found in the podcast: Speaking of Judd Apatow, Netflix announced that the final season of his series "Love" will arrive on Mar. 9. Two seasons are already available if you want to watch two people fumble their way through … [Read more...] about Chris Rock’s first comedy special in 10 years hits Netflix
Welcome back to your guide to finding out what's new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what's been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and (sometimes) Amazon Prime. The audio is about a minute or two long. David Letterman's new talk show is back with its second episode on Friday, Feb. 9. The first episode featured President Barack Obama and its tone was decidedly different than Letterman's "Late Show" and "Late Night" programs. A clip for the second episode features Letterman and his guest, George Clooney, eating at an In-N-Out while chatting about airplanes. Six episodes will air on a monthly schedule. Netflix surprised lots of people by announcing the availability of "The Cloverfield Paradox" right after the big game. The trailers claim "Paradox" will answer questions about the original "Cloverfield." I'll let you make up your minds on whether the new film actually accomplishes that. Since you're reading this, let's give you some extra … [Read more...] about George Clooney guests on David Letterman’s new Netflix show
If "Bright" were hitting theaters, you would imagine it would get a mighty big marketing push. It's got Will Smith as its top star along with David Ayer, who brought us 2016's "Suicide Squad," directing. The film is essentially a buddy cop movie with Smith's character partnering with an Orc in a world full of mythical creatures. Of course, the two clash a little, but must cast differences aside to save the world.Netflix also unleashed more episodes of "Fuller House." Why? Because the world apparently needs it. If you want to catch the predecessor to "Fuller House," Hulu has 192 episodes of "Full House." Between both series, there are 236 episodes available.Want to know what else is new? Listen to this awesome guy: "Bright," "Fuller House" make their way to Netflix Your browser does not support the audio element. For more information on what's available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast -- it's free! And go to TVGuide.com to … [Read more...] about The newest Will Smith film is now on Netflix
It's going to be a fun new year if you want to stay in and just watch Netflix. On Jan. 1, you can catch five Batman movies. There's the 1989 "Batman" starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Its three sequels also arrive on Netflix. If you need to wash the bad taste of "Batman & Robin" out of your eyes, you can check out "Batman Begins." In all of these movies, none of the Batman costumes allowed the actors to turn their heads without damaging the costume. That's partially why they changed things in "The Dark Knight."You can also go on a Godfather marathon starting on Jan. 1. All three are joining Netflix on that day. In all of these movies, none of the costumes allowed the actors to turn their heads. No. Wait, that is not true at all.Check out the full list below:New on Netflix, January 2017Jan. 1Jan. 2Jan. 5Jan. 6Jan. 8Jan. 10In The DeepJan. 12Colony, season 2Disjointed: Part 2 (Netflix original)Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix original)The Man Who Would Be Polka KingThe Polka King … [Read more...] about Netpicks: Everything coming and going on Netflix for January 2018
Dark, a somber intergenerational time-travel drama, is the first Netflix original series to be produced in Germany. It’s first season recently landed on the streaming service, and Irish broadcaster and lifelong science fiction fan Ruairi Carroll was immediately taken with the show. “It’s something I haven’t seen in a long time,” Carroll says in Episode 294 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “I was sucked in, and I loved every single second of it.” But fantasy author Erin Lindsey warns that Dark, with its convoluted sci-fi plot and dozens of characters, may not be for everyone. “I think it rewards a patient viewer,” she says, “and perhaps a more experienced viewer—by which I mean someone more experienced in sci-fi.” Screenwriter Rafael Jordan enjoyed the show but was confused about many aspects of the story. “There’s obviously a level of J.J. Abrams ‘mystery box’ stuff going on … [Read more...] about Can Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘Dark’ Possibly Be Good?