Did Netflix’s Hemlock Grove leave me wanting more?

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Netflix are firmly stamping their mark on the TV streaming industry. Now in the business of making their own series we have been given a super natural thriller, set in rural ish America the trailer promised a fast paced, special effect driven thrill ride which gets rather gruesome and horrific at times.

Take a look here.

Here we are a month after the entire first series was released, many have watched it all, loved it & eagerly awaiting another series. Others were left disappointed and haven’t got any further than two episodes. I’ve heard cries of dull acting & terrible dialogue through to the “I quite liked it” and when you liked it, you defended it with all you have.

Eli Roth directs so we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy watch. From the trailer I have to admit I was apprehensive about watching the series, I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to blood & flesh. Things that go bump in the night are not normally my cup of tea. With this in mind I chose to watch in my lunch break, in the day light, surrounded by lots of people.

I’m half way through first episode so loud of setting the scene & even had a flash back. So far, I’m intrigued, nothing too shock factor or scary yet. The initial sequence & murder (I didn’t spoil anything there, the synopsis on Netflix did reveal there’s a murder) did leave me expecting more but I think they may just be letting me in gently.

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I’ve now watched the first episode and I’m not that inclined to watch any more. Perhaps I should, do let me know. I was left underwhelmed and disappointed. I felt if could have been so much more. As pointed out previously the acting was a tad wooden, which wasn’t held by the cagey dialogues.

Don’t get me wrong, the effects were good. I believed there was something different about this community. The atmosphere created was great, moody and dark, something you need in a super-natural show. I watched using a kindle and it still sent shivers through me, I can imagine in the big screen this would be amplified immensely. Music and sound track were very fitting and added to the intensity. It’s a shame it couldn’t back this up with a steady story and powerful acting.

I really wanted to like it, I did. Always support the under-dog but I really couldn’t. I’m sorry to all those fans who adored it. I may pick it up again and his it another go but until that day I will go back to spending my lunch hour drinking coffee.

What did you think? Let me know if you think I’m missing something.

Moreflicks UK has arrived

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Hi

You may have noticed some musings about Moreflicks UK coming soon. I’m pleased to announce it is now live and running.

Head over to Moreflicks UK, play around and find something you want to watch. As it’s still new please let us know if there’s anything you think would improve it or something that bugs you. There is a feedback link on the site but you can also contact us on twitter and Facebook.

From the main home screen you can search Movies or TV Shows, playing on Netflix, iTunes, BBC iPlayer and Crackle. Like the main moreflicks site you can browse by Genre, Top Movies, Oscar Winners, Most Popular, New Arrivals and and that are expiring soon.

So, whatver you fancy watching, whether it’s something to keep the kids quiet as it’s raining outside (as I write this it’s hail-stoning!) or perhaps you want to snuggle up with a loved one and catch up with a missed TV show, find it here.

Thanks :-)

 

Moreflicks UK coming soon!

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Good evening everyone

Just a little blog post to announce the new UK version of Moreflicks! We already have a facebook and twitter running so please head over and show your support.

Facebook.com/moreflicks_UK

@moreflicks_UK

This site will be specifically for UK users, searching UK Streaming sites and giving you content which can be streamed or downloaded. We will have BBC’s iPlayer available so you’ll be able to get to the latest Dr. Who.

We want to know what you think about our new idea. Let us know. We will let you know as soon as the website becomes live and you are able to access and use the site yourselves.

Thanks :-)

Netflix confirms May 26th launch date for new Arrested Development season

ad-season4Last time we heard, Mr. F and the entirety of the Bluth clan were to return to all our screens sometime in May, but Netflix has finally announced that the global launch will happen on the more concrete May 26th. We’ll see a total of 15 new episodes in the fourth series, but over a month to wait – can you wait that long? We want it now!!! Continue reading

Netflix Signs The Wachowskis – *Another* Original Series Due Late 2014

Keen to keep whetting subscribers’ appetites with a flow of original content, Netflix has announced a new original series, Sense8. Due in late 2014, it’s being developed by the Wachowskis of The Matrix, V for Vendetta, as well as J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5.

Details are very thin at the moment, but the press release promises a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted with a ten episode run for its first season. You can find the press release below. Continue reading

Netflix snags global streaming rights for The Killing season 3

NETFLIX, INC. STILLAMC’s detective series The Killing had an inconsistent first couple of seasons, but it is surprisingly returning for a third. Netflix may have assisted that, by sewing up exclusive rights to stream the show worldwide, with the third season coming to US and Canadian subscribers three months after its cable TV finale. The first two seasons are already on the US service and will appear in other regions over the next few months. We’ve seen Netflix use its analytics to decide to air a brand new show (House of Cards) and bring back one that’s been cancelled (Arrested Development), but this time it’s picking up a currently airing series that probably plays better in “binge viewing” format than week-by-week. Whatever the case, even with premium channels and streaming services chasing original content, the odds of your favorite niche program getting its six seasons and a movie appear to have never been better.

Netflix Top Picks – 03/07/2013

Here’s this weeks Top Picks! If you see anything that you think the whole world should know about – just leave a comment below.

American History X (1998)
A California neo-Nazi gets sent to prison for murder and comes out a changed man. But can he atone for his sins and prevent his younger brother from following in his hate-filled footsteps?
Netflix rating: 4.2 – IMDB rating: 8.6
Available on Netflix Canada, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Norway and Sweden – Also available on Vudu

Big Fish (2003)
In this disarming fantasy told largely through flashbacks, young reporter William Bloom attempts to learn more about his dying father by finding the truth behind a lifetime of his fanciful tall tales and legends of epic proportions.
Netflix rating: 3.7 – IMDB rating: 8.0
Available on Netflix USA – Also available on Crackle USA and Vudu

Call the Midwife (2012)
Set in the 1950s, this period drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth follows new midwife Jenny Lee and the other midwives and nuns working in a nursing convent in an impoverished section of London’s East End.
Netflix rating: 4.3 – IMDB rating: 8.2
Available on Netflix Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, Norway, Sweden & USA – Also available on Vudu

Finally…

With hundreds of TV shows available to watch on Netflix we thought we would take a look at some of those that are worth a second look, perhaps you missed them first time round or maybe you just didn’t know they were available to stream or where to find them.

Covert Affairs (2010-2012)
Annie Walker is a CIA operative who is yanked out of training and thrust into active duty. As she contends with the intrigues of international spy rings, she comes to understand she’s being used as bait to lure a villain from her past.
Netflix rating: 4.1 – IMDB rating: 7.2
Available on Netflix Brazil, Ireland, Mexico & UK – Also available on Vudu