New Death Note Character Poster for Ryuk

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Netflix has released the first of what I assume will be a few more character posters for the upcoming live-action English adaptation of the famed manga, Death Note. The first poster shows Ryuk, the shinigami that drops his Death Note to keep himself occupied out of boredom.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who finds a supernatural notebook, realizing if the owner writes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Becoming infatuated with his newfound godlike-status, he sets off on a murderous spree to rid the world of crime and tyranny. Netflix is directed by Adam Wingard, and hits August 25th. Hit the jump to check out the new poster in full.

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Netflix: July 2017

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Starting this month, Ph LEVEL will be posting monthly updates related to the content changes on Netflix, and give a few recommendations for what to catch before it leaves, and what to look out for in the coming month.

First up, July 2017! The main thing to catch before it leaves on July 1 is absolutely the 1989 classic, Batman, with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. As far as arriving, there’s a few great gems! On July 1, check out Spawn: The Movie with Michael Jae White. July 7, we finally get the animated Castlevania series from Frederator, and July 18, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hit the jump for the full list.

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New Marvel’s Defenders Motion Posters

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There’s most likely a new Defenders trailer arriving soon, as the crossover-series is set to hit in less than 2 months. We just got a new motion poster for each member of the Defenders, as well as a new one-sheet for the series, as well.

The motion posters feature a few action shots of each character, as well as a line of dialogue, set to the sounds of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” Hit the jump to check out Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist in motion, as well as a shot at the full poster.

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Analog EP14: Na Na Na Na Tribute

Josh and Theo are joined once again by Bovi, in his first episode as a permanent member of Analog! Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

Aladdin, Sense8, Josh Brolin’s Cable, the Black Panther teaser trailer, and a tribute to the Bright Knight, Adam West, fill out this week’s Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Subscribe and Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Toho Reveals New Godzilla

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After some incredible fan anticipation, the unique animated Godzilla film that has seen Netflix and Toho partner up has finally gotten a new update. This one is a new teaser poster, posted on the official Toho Twitter that shows the Godzilla we’re getting looks very close to the 2014 American version.

You can hit the jump to view the poster, which reads “Despair Evolves” in reference to their smash hit, Shin Godzilla, which released last year.

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Three Defenders Getting new Seasons in 2018

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We knew that Jessica Jones was absolutely getting a second season next year, as that confirmation is already out there. We also know that Luke Cage was filming its second season later this year, implying a mid-to-late 2018 release, as well. However, Entertainment Weekly has also put out there that the 3rd season of Daredevil will be released next year, as well.

It makes sense that Netflix would start putting out a yearly 3 new seasons each year, as that’s the plan starting this year, with The Defenders on August 18th, and Punisher slated for a November release.

Netflix’s The Punisher Release Date Leaked

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It’s been a busy year for Netflix’s Marvel series, and it’s only getting busier. The Defenders comes out later this year, August 18th to be exact, and it looks like The Punisher will be joining it come this November.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, director Dearbhla Walsh let slip the series general release date of November, while discussing her first television projects outside of the U.K.

I’ve directed one other time that hasn’t been aired yet, which was an episode for the new Marvel series The Punisher, which I did just before Christmas, but it’s not airing until November. I directed that in New York and edited in L.A., but this was my first directing experience in lovely Canada.

Netflix’s Castlevania Gets Teaser Trailer

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their Castlevania anime adaptation. While the trailer doesn’t show too much, it gives us our first look at the incredible animation, as well as a few of the voices in the series.

Castlevania is currently set to premiere on Netflix on July 7.

Ph LEVEL Review: BLAME!

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One of the most inspiring, yet oft-forgotten manga phenomenon of years past, was an inventive series by writer/artist Tsutomu Nihei, known as BLAME! (pronounced blam). The series is a one-of-a-kind exploration thriller in a dystopian world, where an intelligent city has taken control of its own fate, and for thousands of years had already expanded into the cosmos, building itself higher and higher. It’s a lonely story, following the journey of a mysterious man named Killy, on his search for the Net Terminal Gene, in order to take back control of the city.

In order to keep order and peace in the city, it built the Safeguards, in an attempt to extinguish human life within itself. Humans, as they are prone to do, adapted to survive, with small villages finding haven throughout the city, unaware of each other’s existence. It’s an intensely original premise, with fantastic art to anchor it all. With that in mind, was this feature film able to capture the spirit of the original work? Hit the jump to find out.

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The Witcher Getting a Netflix Series

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The last several years, The Witcher has been one of the most consistently great franchises at delivering an unforgettable experience in the world of gaming. Based on a series of novels by Polish novelist Andrzej Sapkowski, the series is now moving to the silver screen.

Visual effects company Platige Image S.A., creators of many of the Witcher’s more elaborate CG sequences in marketing, has picked up the title, with Netflix distributing. It will be an English-language drama, executive produced by Sean Daniel (The Mummy) and Jason Brown (The Expanse). Hit the jump for the full press release on the title.

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Carmen Sandiego Appearing on Netflix

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The classic and beloved CD-ROM character is finally coming out of hiding, and revealing herself once again, on Netflix. The new animated series from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and DHX Media will be showrun by The Batman’s Duane Capizzi, with CJ Kettler (The Tick) and Caroline Fraser as executive producers alongside him, will focus on Carmen’s past, and her origins as the globetrotting enigma, that loves to teach us about the world.

The series will be 20 episodes long, running at 22 minutes each.  Jane The Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez will voice Carmen, while Stranger Things’ very own Mike, a.k.a. actor Finn Wolfhard, will lend his voice to the Player, the unseen narrator that played a role in the original series, and CD-ROM games. The trick to all this? The series is set to air in 2019. Ouch.