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Watch The Ellen DeGeneres Relatable Trailer

Ellen DeGeneres returns to stand-up later this month for her first special in 15 years, and the streaming network released the first trailer today. Filmed at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle in August during the final stops of her three-city tour, Relatable makes its Netflix debut on December 18 and follows her last stand-up special, the Emmy-nominated Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, which aired on HBO back in 2003.

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Netflix Adapting Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG And More Roald Dahl Stories Into Animated Series

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, The Twits, and a host of other iconic characters have all found a brand new home together on Netflix! Netflix and The Roald Dahl Story Company jointly announced today that Netflix is extending the Roald Dahl universe of stories for global family audiences with an exclusive new slate of original animated event series, based on the books from the acclaimed and award-winning author’s best-selling library.

Roald Dahl stories have long inspired award-winning feature films and stage productions. But now, for the first time, Netflix will bring together the highest quality creative, visual, and writing teams to extend the stories in this first-of-its-kind slate of premium animated event series and specials for audiences of all ages and for families to enjoy together. Netflix intends to remain faithful to the quintessential spirit and tone of Dahl while also building out an imaginative story universe that expands far beyond the pages of the books themselves.

The list of titles in the agreement between Netflix and the Roald Dahl Story Company includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Boy — Tales of Childhood, Going Solo, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, Henry Sugar, Billy and the Minpins, The Magic Finger, Esio Trot, Dirty Beasts, and Rhyme Stew.

Production is set to commence on the first of the Netflix Dahl animated series in 2019.

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Netflix Releases The Springsteen On Broadway Trailer

The critically acclaimed, three times extended, Broadway phenomenon Springsteen On Broadway makes its global debut on Netflix on December 16, 2018. 

Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography ‘Born to Run,’ Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, it features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa. The evening has received rave reviews in top media here and abroad.

Springsteen on Broadway is written by Bruce Springsteen, and directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Thom Zimny (“Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001)”). 

Bruce Springsteen’s historic sold-out series of performances of his one man show Springsteen On Broadway began previews on October 3, 2017 and officially opened October 12. The show was extended three times after its initial eight-week run, and will close on Broadway on December 15, 2018, bringing the total number of performances to 236.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Blu-ray

The Upside Down is back and things keep getting stranger in Season 2 of the loved series, Stranger Things. Enjoy a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic Collector’s Edition designed to look like an old rental tape, which includes a Blu-Ray Disc and DVD. This binge worthy show will have you on the edge of your seat as you head back to Hawkin’s as things are not as normal as they might seem.

Order from Target for $24.99.

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Kurt Russell Is Santa Claus In The Christmas Chronicles Trailer

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming holiday movie The Christmas Chronicles, starring Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, Silkwood) as Santa Claus alongside co-stars Judah Lewis (The Babysitter) and Darby Camp (Big Little Lies).

The Christmas Chronicles, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus (Home Alone, Harry Potter) and director Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie), tells the story of sister and brother, Kate (Darby Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Judah Lewis), whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about. After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa – as you’ve never seen him before – and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.

Clay Kaytis (The Angry Birds Movie) directed the live-action movie, which will also have a CGI component. Matt Lieberman, who has several projects in development including The Addams Family animated movie, wrote the screenplay from a story he conjured with Designated Survivor creator David Guggenheim. Home Alone and Harry Potter director Chris Columbus will produce alongside Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe for 1492 Pictures, with a January start date planned for a holiday 2018 release on the streaming service.

The Christmas Chronicles launches on Netflix on November 22.

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Springsteen On Broadway The Soundtrack Album Coming December 14

Columbia Records will release the Springsteen On Broadway soundtrack album on December 14th, featuring the songs and stories from Tony Award winner Bruce Springsteen’s historic 236-show run at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Consisting of the complete audio from the upcoming ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ Netflix release, the soundtrack album will be available on 4 LPs or 2 CDs as well as a digital download and on streaming services.

Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born to Run, Springsteen on Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. 

On the Springsteen On Broadway soundtrack album, each of these stories appears as its own track, labeled as an “introduction” to the song it precedes. In addition, the show features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa.

The audio for Springsteen on Broadway was mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain and mastered by the acclaimed Bob Ludwig.

Track Listing

Disc 1

1. Growin’ Up (Introduction)
2. Growin’ Up
3. My Hometown (Introduction)
4. My Hometown
5. My Father’s House (Introduction)
6. My Father’s House
7. The Wish (Introduction)
8. The Wish
9. Thunder Road (Introduction)
10. Thunder Road
11. The Promised Land (Introduction)
12. The Promised Land

Disc 2

1. Born In the U.S.A. (Introduction)
2. Born In the U.S.A.
3. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (Introduction)
4. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
5. Tougher Than the Rest (Introduction)
6. Tougher Than the Rest
7. Brilliant Disguise (Introduction)
8. Brilliant Disguise
9. Long Time Comin’ (Introduction)
10. Long Time Comin’
11. The Ghost of Tom Joad (Introduction)
12. The Ghost of Tom Joad
13. The Rising
14. Dancing In the Dark (Introduction)
15. Dancing In the Dark
16. Land of Hope and Dreams
17. Born To Run (Introduction)
18. Born To Run

Springsteen on Broadway is available for pre-order starting today.

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Netflix Announces Stranger Things Day 

Stranger Things has become nothing short of a phenomenon for Netflix. Fans are obsessed with the sci-fi series and Netflix is recognizing that deep affection by setting aside an entire day to celebrate.

Today the streaming service released a teaser video that officially announced the first ever Stranger Things Day. After showing some highlights from the show’s first two seasons, and a series of videos featuring die-hard fans, it was revealed that Stranger Things Day would take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. It’s important to note that on November 6, 1983. The day Will Byers went missing.

It’s possible that Netflix will use this day to make some sort of announcement regarding the highly anticipated third season of Stranger Things. The newest installment of the series was already filmed, but has yet to be given a release date.

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Ana DuVernay To Direct Prince Documentary For Netflix

Filmmaker Ana DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time) will direct a documentary about the late musician Prince. The as-yet-untitled documentary, which began shooting early this year, will be available to stream on Netflix.

“Prince was a genius and a joy and a jolt to the senses. He was like no other,” DuVernay shared. “He shattered every preconceived notion, smashed every boundary, shared everything in his heart through his music. The only way I know how to make this film is with love. And with great care. I’m honored to do so and grateful for the opportunity entrusted to me by the estate.”

Prince’s estate selected DuVernay specifically to helm the project, though Prince himself had reached out to her about collaborating on a project prior to his death in April of 2016. As part of the project, the director has full access to Prince’s estate, included his vast library of unreleased material.

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Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Coming To Netflix

In his first directing deal since wrapping The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro has partnered with Netflix to create his stop-motion animated version of Pinocchio.

Guillermo’s interest in the classic tale was first reported back in 2008, when he got the idea while filming the stop motion puppet sequence in Hellboy 2.  

Del Toro will be co-directing the film along with Mark Gustafson (The Fantastic Mr. Fox) and will be co-scripting with Patrick McHale (Over The Garden Wall).  Long-time GDT collaborator Guy Davis will be serving as co-production designer.

Del Toro’s co-production designer Guy Davis will be taking inspiration from the the illustrations of Gris Grimly, as rendered in a 2002 edition of Carlo Collodi’s original story.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single character in history has had as deep of a personal connection to me as Pinocchio,” said del Toro in a statement. “In our story, Pinocchio is an innocent soul with an uncaring father who gets lost in a world he cannot comprehend. He embarks on an extraordinary journey that leaves him with a deep understanding of his father and the real world. I’ve wanted to make this movie for as long as I can remember.”

Melissa Cobb, VP of kids and family at Netflix, had this to say in a statement:

“Throughout his distinguished career, Guillermo has exhibited mastery in inspiring people through his magical worlds filled with unforgettable and magnificent characters, from the monsters in ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ to the aquatic beast in The Shape of Water. We are incredibly excited to expand our relationship with Guillermo and we know that his deeply touching vision for bringing Pinocchio to life on Netflix will be embraced by audiences the world over.”

Production on Pinocchio will begin this fall. 

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Watch The Bird Box Trailer

Netflix has released the official Bird Box trailer for Sandra Bullock’s post-apocalyptic horror thriller based on the novel by Josh Malerman.

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock (Gravity, Crash) leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight, The Predator), with Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story, Ocean’s Eight), and Oscar nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Burn After Reading) in the compelling new thriller from Academy Award winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World, The Night Manager). Bier directed the movie from a screenplay by Eric Heisserer (Arrival).

Bird Box was produced by Dylan Clark, Chris Morgan, and Clayton Townsend. The feature also stars Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, and BD Wong.

Bird Box will arrive in select theaters and on Netflix on December 21.

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