Ahh the holiday season. A time of gifts, fanart featuring Santa-hatted characters, and in the case of the Fuller House “3B” trailer, that one soggy latke that you know is going to give you heartburn, but it’s the last one left on the baking sheet so what are you going to do…throw out just one latke? Might as well pretend the paper towel you just used on it totally blotted all that oil out.
What am I talking about again? Right. If you want to throw your own disappointing Hanukkah party, I recommend the second half of Fuller House season 3. Actually, I don’t, because according to this trailer, the demon reboot of Netflix graces us with its presence again on December 22nd—3 days after the 8th night.
Look. I know deep down in my heart of hearts, there’s plenty of reason to enjoy Fuller House. Like…hugs and cute kids with dogs and original dance numbers. Which apparently is what the Netflix marketing team views as its greatest selling points based on this trailer. But sure, it’s cheap, child-safe entertainment that’s perfectly harmless (except the way it leads the charge towards a blindly accepted cultural passivity that brings down all we hold dear).
However, can you at least agree that this is just so fundamentally lazy? Fuller House trained manatees writers really are the most fond of the balls that read “DJ love triangle,” “Jokes about Fernando’s accent”, and “Uncle Jesse is OLD“. The only semblance of something new is Stephanie still pursuing a biological child, supposedly with Kimmy’s help as her surrogate, which I’m sure will be handled about as delicately as her decision to do so in the first place.
Oh but good, the Fullers get another country to frolic in for a bit first!
If you liked what Fuller House offered before, I’m sure you’ll like this. If you’re just fascinated by the idea of figuring out how many times a formula truly can be repeated though…well, I’ll be there with you. Pass the applesauce.
Images courtesy of Netflix
With a Kiss I Die Brings New Life to Beloved Shakespeare Romance
“In my lifetime, I’ve only fallen in love twice. The first time led to betrayal, murder, and suicide; the second time would prove far more tragic.”
Thus begins the trailer for the highly anticipated LGBTQ Shakespearean vampire romance. You heard me. Racially Diverse. Queer. Vampire. Shakespeare. Did I mention it’s based on Romeo and Juliet? Yes, that Romeo and Juliet.
As it turns out, after Juliet tried to commit suicide, she was turned into a vampire by the one known only as “Father.” She then told her story to the Bard of Avon, and he turned it into a play. Centuries later, Juliet has found love again with an American woman named Farryn. In this dark romance, Juliet’s vampire family, headed by a blood-thirsty patriarch, disapproves of the pairing. Once again, our heroine must choose between love and family while struggling with her fear of repeating her past mistakes, leading to further tragedy.
You all know how much I enjoy angsty Sapphic vampire stories and this looks to be just up my alley. From stunningly gorgeous sets and filming locations to the interracial romance, it looks to be something I’ll watch multiple times. I’m no fan of Romeo and Juliet re-tellings, but this one? I’m already stanning for it.
Directed and penned by Ronnie Khalil, the film stars Ella Kweku as Juliet and newcomer Paige Emerson as Farryn, as well as top Greek actors from stage and screen George Kopsidas as Amaltheo and Ioannis Papazisis as ‘cousin.’ As of August 28, With a Kiss I Die will be available on demand on iTunes, Amazon, Direct TV, Dish Network, and Mediacom.
Plus, With a Kiss I Die is already available for pre-order on iTunes here: https://apple.co/2tzMkRb and you can bet your bananas I’ve already preordered it. This is the Romeo and Juliet adaptation I never knew I needed.
For more information go to: www.withakissidie.com
Images courtesy of Red Arrow Studios
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“The Dragon Prince” Is Coming to Netflix
If you’re a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, then buckle up. Aaron Ehasz is partnering with director Justin Richmond (Uncharted) to bring The Dragon Prince, a new animated series, to Netflix. According to Netflix’s @seewhatsnext twitter account, the plot of The Dragon Prince centers around “two human princes who forge an unlikely bond with the elfin assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.”
Deadline reports that the series will make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con on July 21 where Ehasz, Richmond, and the show’s executive producer, Giancarlo Volpe (also from ATLA) are set to offer attendees a sneak peek. The show will premiere on Netflix this September.
Prior to The Dragon Prince’s debut, Matt Groening’s (Futurama) new animated series, Disenchantment, will premiere in August, and will also be represented at SDCC. You can see a teaser trailer below.