Jack of all trades, master of none, or so the saying goes. And in the new aptly named Netflix series Master of None, created by comedian and actor Aziz Ansari and comedy writer and editor Alan Yang, protagonist Dev embodies the old saying completely. Grappling with good old-fashioned "millennial” issues, Dev and his friends explore dating, sex, careers, The Future, and tacos in the first season of the 10-episode show. Here’s what makes it so special.
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BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 20, 2015
Yesterday, news broke that Gilmore Girls may be returning to a TV near you with four 90-minute episodes catching up on all our favorite citizens of Stars Hollow. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is in negotiations with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino as well as stars Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore) and Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore). Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James) is also expected to return. Read More
BY Kellie Galentine
on Sep 18, 2015
Eureka! We've found Friday! And along with it,we've found 18 feminist movies to stream on Netflix. Put on your cozy pants and get ready to plant yourself into the couch after a long week while you take in some healthy, women-centered media – you deserve it!
1. In A World
Written, directed and starring Lake Bell, this In A World is a feminist film from start to finish. The plot follows a vocal coach, Carol (Bell), as she journeys to become a woman in the boys’ club of voiceover careers. Read More
Netflix done good. Netflix done reeeeeeal good. According to a recent post on Netflix’s blog, Netflix employees now have unlimited maternity and paternity leave. You read that right: unlimited maternity and paternity leave. Not only do both mothers and fathers receive leave after the arrival of their new child, but “parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally, eliminating the headache of switching to state or disability pay.”
Is this not fantastic? It’s fantastic. Read More
BY Olivia Harrison
on Jul 07, 2015
Netflix has just announced the release dates for their first feature films coming to the streaming service. And, included in that group is Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.
Here’s what the movie is about, according to Pee-wee’s own personal blog: “A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.”
The film is set to premier in March 2016, and we can expect an all-star cast and crew. Judd Apatow and Paul Reubens worked together to produce the film. Read More
To celebrate Pride (and beat the heat), we’ve got a killer list of LGBT movies currently streaming on Netflix (and hopefully some you haven’t heard of). So kick back, maybe have a popsicle, and get ready for some awesome, relentlessly gay film—bet you can’t watch just one!
The Kids Are All Right (2010) | Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Featuring a star-studded cast including Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, and Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right is the story of a family: two moms, their kids, and the biological father who the kids decide to bring into their lives. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jun 24, 2015
On July 31st, Netflix is throwing back to the summer of 1981 with Wet Hot American Summer’s prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, fourteen years after the film’s debut. With the return of the original cast, plus a handful of new faces, these eight episodes expand upon the first day of Camp Firewood’s infamous summer season.
Now that your Orange Is The New Black binge is over, take a peek at the trailer. The episodes are edited to depict a VHS tape, fuzz, static and all. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 12, 2015
We all know how it felt when Beyoncé dropped an album straight from heaven into our laps without advance notice in 2013. The shock and unbridled joy of that moment can never be replicated, but when Netflix released the third season of Orange Is The New Black six hours early during primetime last night, our reaction was just as joyful.
The news first broke via an announcement by Netflix bigwig Reed Hastings during last night’s invitation-only Orange Con event, held in New York City. Read More
Orange is the New Black ’s Laverne Cox is an accomplished actress, outspoken trans-rights activist, and boundary-busting sex symbol whose unique pop-culture platform is helping her change the world.
I’VE INTERVIEWED A few celebrities in my day, but Laverne Cox is the first to mention “cis-normative, hetero-normative, imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy” within the first ten minutes. Or, you know, at all. By the time we’re done chatting in N.Y.C. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 24, 2015
May is almost here, and as with any month, there will be the usual comings and goings of films on Netflix. Here are some lady-centric movie that will make spring that much sweeter!
Legally Blonde (2001)
Everyone knows Elle Woods--she taught us the “bend and snap,” not to get a perm wet within 24 hours, and most importantly: that women are not defined by their hair, their clothes, or their men. Read More