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Netflix’s Live-Action Remake

Netflix’s Live-Action Remake

Several times in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang (Gordon Cormier), the 12-year-old chosen-one hero, calls for guidance from the spirits of his predecessors. And they oblige, appearing before him in a glowing blue aura to share their experiences or offer advice. But they remind him as well that each Avatar is different — that the role evolves with the needs of the times or the personality of the individual inhabiting it, that it’s on Aang now to figure out for himself what it means for him. It is sage counsel that Avatar itself clearly wants to take to heart. The live-action drama is positioned not just as a remake of the Nickelodeon animated saga but as a corrective to the disastrous 2010 movie adaptation, and it gamely tries to incorporate the lessons of both while forging its own darker path forward. If the effort is admirable, however, the execution is decidedly not. Rather than breathe fresh life into a familiar world, this Avatar serves only to remind that some beloved properties might be better …

7 shows to watch if you loved Netflix’s One Day

7 shows to watch if you loved Netflix’s One Day

Have you just about finished weeping over One Day? The hit Netflix romance series has been a huge favourite with viewers – with famous fans like Kim Kardashian even recommending watching it on Instagram! The British romantic drama follows friends Emma and Dexter and their relationship over the years – but what to watch after episode 14? Here are some similar series that might be able to fill the void…  Lovesick – Netflix  Finding out that he has chlamydia and is obligated to contact his previous sexual partners to let them know, Dylan takes a walk down memory lane to his previous relationships – reflecting on what worked and what went wrong, all the while being oblivious to the fact that his housemate, Evie, is in love with him. The perfect will-they-won’t-they show to watch if you have a One Day-shaped hole in your lives.  Lovesick stars Johnny Flynn as Dylan Starstruck – BBC I Player After a chance encounter on New Year’s Day, odd-jobbing Jessie accidentally strikes up a romance with Tom, an A-list …

Netflix’s Can I Tell You a Secret? tells shocking story of UK’s biggest cyber stalker

Netflix’s Can I Tell You a Secret? tells shocking story of UK’s biggest cyber stalker

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails It would start with a message online. “Can I tell you a secret?” would flash up on a woman’s computer or phone screen, before the sender proceeded to make a troubling, strangely personal claim about her life: a faux-pally warning that she was being cheated on, or a hint that she was getting too close to a friend’s boyfriend. This was just the beginning. Fake accounts might spring up, using the woman’s photos to engage in explicit conversations. Their friends and family would be bombarded with disturbing messages, which featured false rumours that could turn the victim’s life upside down. And then there were the countless menacing phone calls, which they’d pick up only to hear the perpetrator breathing down the phone. That perpetrator was Matthew Hardy, an unemployed man from Northwich in Cheshire who is thought to be the UK’s most prolific cyberstalker. Over more than a decade, …

Johan Renck on Adam Sandler in Netflix’s Spaceman

Johan Renck on Adam Sandler in Netflix’s Spaceman

In Spaceman, Adam Sandler joins a long line of lonely men lost in space, a proud cinematic tradition going back past Ryan Gosling’s First Man, Brad Pitt in Ad Astra, Sam Rockwell in Moon, and Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar to the crew in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris. The latest in this sci-fi linage, adapted from Jaroslav Kalfar’s novel Spaceman of Bohemia, is set in an alternative future where the Czechs are frontrunners in the space race and their national hero is Jakub (Sandler), a cosmonaut on a solo mission to investigate a mysterious dust cloud on the edge of Jupiter that might just hold the secrets of the universe. But millions of miles away from home, and from his pregnant wife, Lenka (Carey Mulligan), Jakub is consumed by loneliness and existential angst. Enter a huge, telepathic and empathetic space spider, voiced by Paul Dano, who promises to help the cosmological explorer on his emotional voyage inward. Spaceman is the only the second feature film from Swedish director Johan Renck (his first was the 2008 drama Downloading …

18 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets About Netflix’s One Day

18 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets About Netflix’s One Day

It’s fair to say that One Day has fast become the show everyone is talking about. Netflix’s new adaptation of David Nicholls’ much-loved novel is giving viewers around the world the escapism we’re all in dire need of, thanks to its dreamy locations and the on-screen chemistry between leads Ambika Mod and Leo Woodall. And as more people are drawn in by Emma and Dexter’s complicated love story, fans are starting to wonder exactly how the show came together. If that sounds like you, here are some of our favourite behind-the-scenes secrets about how One Day came together you probably didn’t know already… For starters – yes, they did get to go to all of those fabulous locations One Day took Ambika and Leo – not to mention the cast and crew – to glamorous places like Greece and Paris, as well as various locations around the UK. “We all travelled a lot together,” Ambika told Rolling Stone. “We stayed in the same hotels. So we’ve become really close in the whole cast and crew.” …

Netflix’s ‘One Day’ explores the challenges of dating across the class divide

Netflix’s ‘One Day’ explores the challenges of dating across the class divide

Dating is complicated at the best of times. Add in a social-class based power imbalance, and romance can become extra challenging. Dating across the class divide is hard in a way that’s difficult to pin down. Lots of television shows and films have given it a go with varying degrees of success — from Saltburn to Bridgerton and You — but Netflix’s new miniseries One Day, really nails it.  For those who haven’t hit play on this one yet, One Day follows Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley for 20 years, checking in on them the same day every year, after a one night stand that doesn’t quite go to plan. Of course, romance ensues, but with Emma (played by Ambika Mod) being from a working-class background and Dexter (Leo Woodall) being upper middle class, so do some interesting class dynamics.  From the very first moment they connect, their conflicting social class backgrounds and the impact those differences will have on their futures are already clear. Dexter mocks Emma for studying so hard she got a …

The 6 most harrowing moments from Netflix’s deadly love triangle doc “Lover, Stalker, Killer”

The 6 most harrowing moments from Netflix’s deadly love triangle doc “Lover, Stalker, Killer”

Following Valentine’s Day, the No. 1 movie on Netflix is a true-crime documentary that spotlights a love triangle gone fatal. The nearly two-hour-long feature centers on Dave Kroupa, whose dating escapades following a long-term relationship resulted in a mysterious disappearance and a jaw-dropping murder. In 2012, Kroupa found himself newly single in a new town and eager to date, albeit with no intention to commit for the long term. He created an online dating profile and met Liz Golyar and Cari Farver, two single mothers whom he enjoyed great connections with. What unfolded next wasn’t anything Kroupa could have ever predicted. Two weeks after hitting it off with Farver, Kroupa received a slew of menacing messages from her, who vowed to wreck Kroupa’s life after he rejected her request to progress their relationship to the next stage. Farver also seemingly disappeared from town and began threatening Golyar, even committing arson in one instance. Kroupa’s disturbing dating horror story is explored in Netflix’s “Lover, Stalker, Killer,” a new documentary from director Sam Hobkinson (“Fear City”). “We …

Netflix’s One Day: Viewers left heartbroken by shock twist in Leo Woodall show

Netflix’s One Day: Viewers left heartbroken by shock twist in Leo Woodall show

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Netflix’s latest romantic sensation One Day has been breaking viewers’ hearts as they react to the tragic tale of two star-crossed lovers. The 14-episode series follows the journey of Emma Morley (played by This Is Going Hurt’s Ambika Mod) and Dexter Mayhew (played by White Lotus’s Leo Woodall) as they become good friends and eventually fall in love over a decade later. Originally a book by David Nicholls’, One Day was first adapted into a movie featuring Anne Hathaway in 2011 and has now been made into a show for the streaming platform. *Spoilers for One Day are in this article – you have been warned* Emma and Dexter are both students at Edinburgh University but they lack common ground: Emma is a working-class idealist intent on changing the world through her writing while Dexter is from a wealthy background and cruises through life on his good looks, …

Netflix’s Scoop: Gillian Anderson’s best onscreen transformations as she stars as Emily Maitlis in new Prince Andrew film

Netflix’s Scoop: Gillian Anderson’s best onscreen transformations as she stars as Emily Maitlis in new Prince Andrew film

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Netflix viewers have praised Gillian Anderson’s likeness to broadcaster Emily Maitlis ahead of the release of Scoop, a new film about Prince Andrew’s “car-crash” Newsnight interview. A new trailer for the movie shows recreated scenes from the 2019 interview featuring Prince Andrew (Dark City actor Rufus Sewell), and Emily Maitlis, (Sex Education star Anderson). In 2019, the duke appeared on the BBC news programme to talk about the scandal surrounding his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. The interview, conducted by British journalist Maitlis, was widely regarded as a PR disaster and Andrew was widely mocked following its transmission. Scoop will dramatise how the BBC Two programme secured the interview and imagines the drama behind the scenes as it unfolded. After Netflix released production images and the trailer for the film, viewers have praised the likeness between Anderson, 55, and Maitlis, 53. One person shared a picture …

This Is The 1 Major Way Netflix’s One Day Differs From The Book

This Is The 1 Major Way Netflix’s One Day Differs From The Book

Between David Nicholls’ much-loved novel and its divisive 2005 film adaptation, One Day is a story that’s already known to many of us. It’s now being introduced to a whole new audience in the form of a Netflix miniseries, featuring Leo Woodall and Ambika Mod in the lead roles of Dexter and Emma. But while you might think you’re getting something familiar when you settle down to watch this new version, the author of the original One Day novel has noted one key difference with this latest adaptation. “There is a lot more sex in this than there is in the novel,” he told Entertainment Weekly back in December. “I tend to fade to black and Nicole [Taylor, One Day’s head writer] doesn’t fade to black.” David also told the US outlet: “I knew quite early on I didn’t want to write it myself,” Nicholls says. “I spent so much time with it. It felt like it needed a fresh pair of eyes, but it’s been bliss. “Of course we’ve cut things. We’ve had to …