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High Score review: Netflix’s story of gaming’s “golden age” is honestly solid

Enlarge / The series’ title is silly, but it’s actually such a good series that we found ourselves nitpicking its faults instead of feeling entirely embarrassed by it. In the gaming-media world, we’ll call that progress. Netflix We at Ars Technica’s gaming section are flattered by High Score, the newest docu-series launching August 19 on …

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Mission to Mars: Hilary Swank leads an elite team in trailer for Away

Hillary Swank stars as an elite astronaut preparing for a crewed mission to Mars in the new Netflix sci-fi drama series Away. An elite international team of astronauts must leave family and friends behind for a three-year crewed mission to Mars in Away, a new science fiction drama from Netflix, starring Hilary Swank. Created by …

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Netflix is making a film based on Ubisoft’s ‘Beyond Good & Evil’

Ubisoft Netflix is working on a feature film adaptation of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil, the streaming platform has revealed on Twitter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project is still in early development and still in in the midst of looking for writers. It already has a few names attached to it, though, including …

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By the sword: Cursed is an inventive remix of classic Arthurian legend

Katherine Langford stars as Nimue, a young fey woman viewed with suspicion by her own people. Netflix Catherine Walker plays Nimue’s mother, who harbors a secret. Netflix Nimue’s mother comforts her about feeling like an outcast Netflix Nimue and her BFF Pym (Lily Newmark) go on a ride through the woods. Netflix Nimue meets the …

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Superpowered siblings time travel to save the world in Umbrella Academy S2 trailer

The Hargreeves siblings are scattered in time and must reunite to stop the apocalypse in the second season of The Umbrella Academy. A group of dysfunctional siblings with superpowers travels back in time to the 1960s in the hope of warding off the apocalypse in the official trailer for the second season of The Umbrella …

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Review: fierce and fun Warrior Nun is a perfect Fourth of July binge-watch

Ava (Alba Baptista) finds herself resurrected by an angelic halo in her back, and is recruited by a group of nuns in the Order of the Cruciform Sword. Netflix The nuns have just suffered a devastating loss of one of their own. Netflix Ava just wants to live a little with her new hip friends. …

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Here’s a first look at Netflix’s ‘Cuphead’ series

Netflix We knew that the beautifully-styled and devilishly difficult Cuphead was heading to Netflix, now we’ve got a sneak peek at what the animated show will look (and sound) like. Relative newcomer Tru Valentino is set to voice Cuphead himself, while brother Mugman will be voiced by Frank Todaro, who you might recognize as Starscream …

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Uppity: The Willy T Ribbs Story is racing history more people should know

Willy T. Ribbs in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway after winning the Paul Revere 250 SCCA Trans-Am race, July 3, 1984. ISC Images Archives via Getty Images In 1984 (L-R) Tom Gloy, Greg Pickett and Willy T. Ribbs drove Mercury Capris for car owner Jack Roush during the SCCA Trans-AM season. The trio combined …

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Review: Dave Chappelle’s 8:46 lends catharsis, insight, and some laughs

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46. Warning: This review contains some spoilers for Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special. In Dave Chappelle’s latest impromptu performance, distributed by Netflix via YouTube, Chappelle responds to those calling for his voice during America’s current racial reckoning. In particular, he addresses a call-out by CNN anchor Don Lemon who demanded during a broadcast …

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