Surprise! It's June and it's busy! I always know what to expect, and I won't complain because it's always a fun, action-packed month full of adventures. Last week started it all off with a few highlights, including the screening for Now You See Me 2, actress Ellen Page and director Patricia Rozema in town to talk about Into The Forest, director Allan Ungar for his film Gridlocked, and star Bianca Del Rio and director Matt Kugelman for Hurricane Bianca at Inside Out Film Festival, to name a few things.
The Wachowskis are bringing their unique style to Netflix this June with the launch of their series Sense8, starring Brian J. Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Jamie Clayton, Miguel Angel Silvestre, and featuring Daryl Hannah and Naveen Andrews.
The third season of House of Cards debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, and once again it has fans talking about their favorite characters, and the plight of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and his friends and enemies. Among that group of politicians and those stuck between politicians, some characters fall into a grey zone of intentions, even between villain and anti-hero, including Remy Danton, played by Mahershala Ali, who is now the White House Chief of Staff in season three.
Netflix has released the first teaser from their upcoming dramatic series, Marco Polo, which stars newcomer Lorenzo Richelmy in the title role, as the famed explorer set off on his epic adventure to Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century China.
Toronto was a lot colder back in February when I stepped onto the set of Netflix's Hemlock Grove to meet nearly the entire cast for season two, plus new showrunner Charles "Chic" Eglee and members of the effects and wardrobe teams. The day was a full one, as set visits go, but it's hard to complain about a long day when you get the chance to explore a set like Hemlock Grove.
Check out the toothy cookie that greeted me on the set of--what else--Hemlock Grove last week here in Toronto. Thanks to the folks at Netflix, I got a sneak peek of the second season, a tour of the set, and interviewed most of the cast, including Joel de la Fuente, Bill Skarsgård, Dougray Scott, and Famke Janssen.
Netflix has the perfect bloody Valentine planned for February 14 thanks to the return of House of Cards for the show's second season, which follows the hugely successful debut in 2013 on top of four Golden Globe nominations -- including for Best TV Series - drama, and three nods for actors Robin Wright, Kevin Spacey and Corey Stoll.
Over the past year, Netflix has branched out from simply providing viewers with content--which Netflix in turn must pay royalties on--to producing their own original content. Netflix will continue to pursue this direction with the approval of a second season of the gothic mystery thriller Hemlock Grove.