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‘All of Us Are Dead‘ HS zombie series cast announced

Netflix has confirmed the casting of Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon and Yoo In-soo for “All of Us Are Dead”. Park Ji-hu. Image credit: Netflix. Photo courtesy of talent management.
Park Ji-hu. Image credit: Netflix. Photo courtesy of talent management.

Netflix has confirmed the casting of Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, and Yoo In-soo for “All of Us Are Dead”.

This upcoming original series follows a group of students trapped in a high school who find themselves in dire situations as they seek to be rescued from a zombie invasion of their school.

“All of Us Are Dead” is based on the highly popular webtoon Now at Our School.

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Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day to become Netflix drama

Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio
Image from the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day. Image credit: Lezhin Studio

Netflix has confirmed production for the original drama series “D.P.” (Deserter Pursuit) in collaboration with director Han Jun-hee. “D.P.” is based on the Korean webtoon D.P Dog Day by Kim Bo-tong.

The Korean webtoon tells the story of a South Korean Army private assigned to a unit responsible for arresting deserters. In his job, he encounters confused young adults.

It shows the perspective of a soldier tasked with pursuing other soldiers. But it also balances this out by portraying the pains and struggles of those who choose to desert.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite entertains and educates

Embrace new ways of learning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite.

Embrace new ways of learning with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Samsung Philippines has officially launched this conveniently compact tablet nationwide today.

Taking down notes and turning ideas into action is easier with Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite’s precise and ergonomic S Pen.

Whether you’re writing notes, creating artwork, or developing presentations, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will be your best friend and learning companion.

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Jupiter’s Legacy trade paperbacks sent back to print

Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.
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Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.  Image Comics said this will give readers a chance to catch up before the Netflix Originals TV adaptation streams later this year.

Written by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), Jupiter’s Legacy is set in mid-century America. It follows the world’s greatest superheroes as they face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors.

The trade paperback collection will have four volumes, featuring cover art by the multiple Eisner Award-winning Frank Quitely.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 3 review: Excess is murder

"Snowpiercer" Episode 3 review: Excess is murder.

I know, I know. It’s taken me forever to come up with another review of the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series. I took a break from watching it, hoping that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

In this case, however, it doesn’t.

Episode 3 is called “Access Is Power”. As I said in my Episode 2 review, if you ever wanted to turn “Snowpiercer” into a cop drama, maybe you’ll like this series. Maybe.

Spoilers ahead.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 2 review: Prepare to glaze

The "Snowpiercer" TV series stars Jennifer Connelly as first-class passenger Melanie Cavill.

Of all the different kinds of TV shows they could have turned “Snowpiercer” into, was cop drama on your wishlist? Then maybe you will enjoy the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series. As for me, it just makes my eyes glaze over.

In my review of Episode 1, I said maybe the show will get better. I will be giving more details about the show starting with this review, which some might consider spoilers. Episode 2 is called “Prepare to Brace”. And if you’re a fan of the 2013 movie like me, then you really should brace yourself because this TV series is going in a whole different direction.

To be fair, they did tell us from the start that this would reboot the movie. That it would also be based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige that Bong Joon-ho adapted. And that since it’s a TV series, they can now explore the larger world that was only hinted at in the movie.

Unfortunately, there’s a reason we have the saying: less is more.

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‘Snowpiercer’ Episode 1 review: The quality changed

"Snowpiercer" started streaming on Netflix on May 25.
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“Resistance is never futile but Wilford’s train is a fortress to class.” This kind of dialogue is typical of the “Snowpiercer” Netflix series — at least based on Season 1 Episode 1: “First, the Weather Changed”.

“Snowpiercer” seems so desperate to be a “serious show” that it’s almost too painful to watch. It spells out everything and beats you over the head with an explanation of the important things it’s tackling.

The first episode of this reboot of Bong Joon-ho’s critically-acclaimed 2013 movie managed to do something I didn’t think was possible. It turned a haunting, thought-provoking film into a boring, generic TV show. Considering the lead actors are Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs, who won an Oscar and a Tony, respectively, that’s a stunning feat.

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‘Snowpiercer’ TV series reboots Bong Joon-ho movie

The "Snowpiercer" TV series brings together Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly.

A reboot of the film’s continuity, the “Snowpiercer” TV series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs is airing in the US on TNT on May 17 and worldwide on Netflix on May 25.

Set in 2021, this post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller starts seven years after the world became a frozen wasteland. A gigantic train called Snowpiercer circles the globe, carrying the surviving humans. Even after the apocalypse, however, this train perpetuates social inequality, with the first-class passengers enjoying a decadent lifestyle while the lower-class passengers struggle.

This reboot is based on the 2013 South Korean-Czech movie directed by acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, which was his English-language debut. The TV series is also based on the 1982 French graphic novel Le Transperceneige that Bong adapted in his movie.

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Netflix snags Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt superhero film

Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will bicker a lot in the superhero film 'Ball and Chain'. Image credit: Hiram Garcia
Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt will bicker a lot in the superhero film ‘Ball and Chain’. Image credit: Hiram Garcia

Can you smell what Netflix is cooking? The streaming giant has announced that it has acquired the superhero film “Ball and Chain” starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Johnson and Blunt play a troubled married couple. They receive superpowers, but there’s a catch. Their superpowers only work when they’re together. “Ball and Chain” is loosely based on Scott Lobdell’s 90s comic book of the same name.

“One of our main initiatives at Seven Bucks is to continue to find the best platforms to tell stories that entertain and inspire on a global scale. Netflix is the perfect partner to deliver this epic superhero/romantic comedy experience alongside us, and we’re excited to be back in business with the Netflix team. I’m also excited to not only reunite with dear friend Emily Blunt in front of the camera, but to also collaborate as producing partners as we bring Emily V. Gordon’s script to life,” said Johnson in a press statement.

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Netflix, I am definitely okay with ‘I Am Not Okay With This’

Netflix show "I Am Not Okay With This'

Netflix has another hit with “I Am Not Okay With This“, which I binge-watched yesterday. It helps that it only has seven episodes, all of which are just 28 minutes or less. But mainly because this series is really good.

It’s been described as a John Hughes superhero movie. Like “Pretty in Pink” meets the X-Men. Or “Carrie” meets “Stranger Things” (and yeah, it comes from the producers of “Stranger Things). Or “Stranger Things” meets “Sex Education”.

So, yeah, this Netflix adaptation of Charles Forsman’s graphic novel of the same name is being compared to a lot of things. And it does wear its influences on its sleeve, and pays homage to a number of films. But the series still manages to become the kickass coming-of-age comedy-drama that we never knew we needed.