We all love ensemble movies, and Netflix’s new film, Let it Snow, based on the novel of the same name by John Green, just might be the new Love Actually. Both movies have a similar vibe, considering it takes place during the holiday seasons, and it highlights different couples and their love. Except, Love Actually took place over the course of several days, while Let it Snow, takes place on just the one day, Christmas Eve during a snowstorm.
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The movie follows five different teen duos during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. One of the duos are two best friends, Angie and Tobin who are too afraid to tell each other about their true feelings for each other. Then there’s Dorrie and Kerry, Dorrie is secretly seeing Kerry because she hasn’t come out yet. Dorrie also just so happens to work at the Waffle House dinner where all these duos come together. Next there is Julie, who accidentally meets pop star Stuart Bale, and they end up spending the day together of course. Last but not least, there is Addie, who finds herself stranded in the snow while trying to catch her cheating boyfriend. Joan Crusack even narrates the movie and plays the town’s truck driver who helps out Addie.
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Of course all ensemble movies tend to have a meeting point, and in this movie, the meeting point is the ultimate Christmas Eve party, thrown by Keon. Love Actually’s meeting point was the Christmas pageant, which is similar yet different. These are two separate movies, with similarities that are great to watch this time of year.
Whether you celebrate this month’s holiday of Thanksgiving or not, the cold season brings us a lot to be thankful for. Family, friends, warm clothes, and of course enough book content to fill your plate ten times over! So round the family up, and enjoy these amazing adaptations Netflix and Hulu have to offer.
Every new release has been put into categories and include the Netflix and Hulu release dates to boot! Click on the titles or where it says “book” or “novel” to either the watch film/show trailer or to purchase the original book!
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Netflix’s latest big-budget fantasy series has a new trailer.
Based on the fantasy series of the same name that also inspired a critically acclaimed video game trilogy, The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter who encounters a princess named Ciri who asks for his help after she escapes from two warring empires, with Geralt caught in the middle of the conflict.
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The new trailer gives us a lot of new action sequences and visuals of the fantasy world. But the most significant thing about the trailer was the reveal of the release date: December 20th.
The well known creator of the Archie Comic TV universe, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is creating two new shows for HBO Max. HBO Max is an upcoming streaming service for Warner media that will stream a mix of old and new programming. Two of the new programming, which Sacasa is tied too is, The Shelly Society, and The Brides. With these two shows Sacasa is diving into the gothic horror genre.
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The Shelly Society is a mix of gothic horror and teen romance, with a young Mary Shelly, that Sacasa created with his fellow Riverdale writers, James DeWillie and Tessa Leigh Williams.
Meanwhile The Brides takes a new spin on the Brides of Dracula. It is a contemporary, sexy new look for the Dracula Brides which will be a family drama with a trio of diverse female leads. These two shows are the first two projects to come out of the overall deal Sacasa signed with Warner Bros. TV.
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With Sacasa’s Netflix hit, The Chilling of Adventures of Sabrina, under his belt, he can do no wrong when it comes to horror. He also wrote and co wrote the remake of Carrie and The Town that Dreaded Sundown. Sacasa even wrote two of the best selling horror series for Archie Comics, Afterlife with Archie and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Therefore Sacasa is the best guy for the job to pen these two new horror series.
In the meantime, you can stream The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix, and you can catch Riverdale on Wednesdays on the CW at 8/7c.
A classic comic series has found its way onto Netflix.
Deadline reported that Netflix has secured the rights to Bone, the fantasy comic series independently published by writer and illustrator Jeff Smith, and will adapt the comic into a children’s animated series.
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Bone follows the adventures of the Bone cousins as they are run out of their home and must make their way across a mystical valley filled with terrifying creatures.
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An adaptation of Bone has been in development for years, going as far back as the late 1990’s. Movement on a film version was in talks around 2008, but the film went through several writers and directors that never stuck. Things seemed to pick up in 2016 when Warner Bros. had plans for an animated trilogy from the same studio that made The Lego Movie, but nothing came of it.
Despite the shortcomings with the film adaptations, Smith is hopeful about Netflix:
I’ve waited a long time for this. Netflix is the perfect home for Bone. Fans of the books know that the story develops chapter-by-chapter and book-by-book. An animated series is exactly the way to do this! The team at Netflix understands Bone and is committed to doing something special — this is good news for kids and cartoon lovers all over the world.