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Each month, Netflix rolls out new content. From the Dec. 1 to Dec. 21, almost every week this month has a Netflix new release to be excited about. Here’s a list of shows and movies I’m most looking forward to.

I know December has already started, but I’ll begin with some things that came out on the first.

“Dark” is a new German-produced supernatural-mystery that actually looks pretty interesting. The trailer teases a kidnapping mystery that is deeply and intricately intertwined with the history of the town it happens in. “Dark” is a brand-new show, so I can’t speak to its quality, but the description and trailer was enough to leave me intrigued.

“Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and its sequel arrived on the first, and silly though they may be, I’m eager to watch them. Classic Jim Carrey 90s comedy films, these movies are good for a few mindless laughs. “Ace Ventura” is

Read more at: http://www.thebatt.com/life-arts/new-to-netflix-december/article_0f69e682-dee7-11e7-b444-8730431554d3.html

New to Netflix

Each month, Netflix rolls out new content. From the Dec. 1 to Dec. 21, almost every week this month has a Netflix new release to be excited about. Here’s a list of shows and movies I’m most looking forward to.

I know December has already started, but I’ll begin with some things that came out on the first.

“Dark” is a new German-produced supernatural-mystery that actually looks pretty interesting. The trailer teases a kidnapping mystery that is deeply and intricately intertwined with the history of the town it happens in. “Dark” is a brand-new show, so I can’t speak to its quality, but the description and trailer was enough to leave me intrigued.

“Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” and its sequel arrived on the first, and silly though they may be, I’m eager to watch them. Classic Jim Carrey 90s comedy films, these movies are good for a few mindless laughs. “Ace Ventura” is

Read more at: http://www.thebatt.com/life-arts/new-to-netflix/article_0f69e682-dee7-11e7-b444-8730431554d3.html

Netflix Has Revealed Its Most Watched Shows of 2017

(Photo: Netflix)

(Photo: Netflix)

Netflix knows what you’ve been watching these past 12 months… and how you watched your favorite show. 

It has compiled the most streamed shows of 2017, which it then broke down into four distinct albeit nebulously defined categories: the shows we devoured (“shows so good they made us say ‘just one more'”), the shows we savored (“shows so good we took our time to enjoy them”), the shows that got us cheating (“shows so good we watched ahead of our significant others”) and the shows that brought us together (“shows so good they’re a family affair”).

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer”

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

The Tragic, Real-Life Epilogue to Netflix’s “Making a Murderer …

The press evince justifiable pride these days over so much great work—on sexual harassment, Donald Trump and myriad other topics. For sure, it’s mixed with anxiety over shaky business models, a Trump-fueled decline in public esteem and painful screw-ups, such as those of late by CNN and ABC News.

And then there’s this frequent occupational reality: press achievements that come crashing or go unacknowledged. Those limits of journalism are typified by an engrossing and controversial Netflix series and its account of a troubled young man named Brendan Dassey.

On Friday a federal appeals court in Chicago released a rather astonishing 4-3 decision in which it overturned a lower court and upheld a murder conviction against Dassey, a learning disabled Wisconsin man who was badgered by cops (at age 16) into a murder confession. The interrogation video was a central element of the Netflix series, Making a Murderer, an exploration of

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/12/the-tragic-real-life-epilogue-to-netflixs-making-a-murderer

Netflix Is Confused About The People Watching This Christmas Film 18 Days In A Row

Netflix recently revealed some pretty interesting stats about its users’ viewing habits in its 2017 Year in Review. Some have proven to be hilarious (whoever’s watched Bee Movie 347 times in 2017), some unsurprising (we’ve collectively watched 140 million hours of Netflix a day this year), while others have just been downright baffling – like the fact that 53 people have watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days.

Credit: Netflix / A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince is a 2017 Christmas rom-com film – and probably one of the few Netflix Originals you’ve never heard of, unlike Narcos, Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, Love, The Crown, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Making a Murderer, Master of None and others.

Even Netflix is questioning why everyone’s been watching it so much – and it’s Netflix’s own.

Starring Rose McIver (we dunno either) and Ben Lamb (yep,

Read more at: http://www.ladbible.com/entertainment/film-and-tv-netflix-is-worried-about-those-watching-this-film-18-days-in-a-row-20171211

Wormwood: first trailer for new Netflix thriller

In the ‘reality is stranger than fiction’ files, no story may be more surreal and unbelievable than the CIA’s MK-ULTRA experiments. 

The American government’s effort into LSD, mind control and many other nefarious, arguably supernatural endeavors has made a good backdrop for many a science fiction story. Now, with the help of Netflix’s massive true crime industrial complex, the real story of MK-ULTRA will be in the spotlight. 

Wormwood is a six-part true crime series about the death of a CIA employee Dr. Frank Olson. The series will explore the causes of Olson’s mysterious death by blending fact and fiction and combining documentary elements with a scripted narrative, starring Peter Sarsgaard.

The first official trailer for the show gives us an idea of just what that will look like…

Well, it looks cool! Combining documentary footage with re-enactments is always a dicey proposition, but something about the bleak Fincher-esque drama at play there, combined

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/53943/wormwood-first-trailer-for-new-netflix-thriller

Netflix Releases First Trailer for CIA Thriller Wormwood

In the “reality in stranger than fiction” files no story may be more surreal and unbelievable than the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind control experiments. 

The American government’s effort into LSD, mind control and many other nefarious, arguably supernatural endeavors has made for a good backdrop for many a science fiction story. 

Now with the help of Netflix’s massive true crime industrial complex, the real story of MK-ULTRA will receive a spotlight. 

Wormwood is a six-part true crime series about the death of a CIA employee Dr. Frank Olson. The series will explore the casues of Olson’s mysterious death by blending fact and fiction and combining documentary elements with a scripted narratvie starring Peter Sarsgaard.

The first official trailer for the show gives us an idea of just what that will look like.

Well that looks cool. Combining documentary footage with re-enactments is always a dicey proposition but something about the bleak Fincher-ian drama at play

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/wormwood/269568/netflix-releases-first-trailer-for-cia-thriller-wormwood

US Court upholds conviction of man in ‘Making a Murderer’ Netflix documentary

A federal US appeals court has upheld the conviction of Brendan Dassey, the subject of the Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer”. 

In 2016 Dassey’s conviction was overturned because a judge ruled his confession had been coerced due to his age – he was just 16 at the time – and that he did not have a guardian present during the questioning. 

The US Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision on 8 December and Dassey will continue to serve his life sentence. 

​Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were convicted in 2007 for the murder of Wisconsin photographer Theresa Halbach two years earlier. 

Dassey confessed that he had helped Avery rape, kill, and burn the body of Ms Halbach. Her remains were found on the Avery family property. 

Hi lawyers went through the state and federal appeals process, arguing he was coerced into confessing and that his IQ was “low to

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/making-a-murderer-netflix-conviction-brendan-dassey-a8101556.html

Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Netflix “Making A Murderer’ Killer In Prison

A Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix Making a Murderer series will stay in prison after a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that could have freed him.

Brendan Dassey had claimed that he was tricked into confessing that he helped his uncle rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005.

However, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 4-3 ruling that the findings by a Wisconsin state court that he participated were “reasonable,” even though one dissenting judge said the case was “a profound miscarriage of justice.”

Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for his role in the Halbach murder. The 7th Circuit said in a 39-page ruling that although it was not unreasonable to debate whether Dassey’s confession

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/appeals-court-ruling-keeps-netflix-022101046.html