Netflix Inc., the world’s leading Internet television network, today announced a truly Polish service, using local language, currency and adding Polish TV shows and movies in addition to Netflix’s acclaimed original programming. Netflix also signed an agreement with its first local partner, mobile provider T-Mobile.
Netflix offers a new way of watching TV, giving its members the ability to enjoy TV series and films when, how and where they want with seamless, instant access across TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and computers. Hollywood movies, top TV shows, Polish titles, documentaries, independent films, stand-up comedy and a wide range of kids’ titles are now available to watch instantly on Netflix with over 80% of the content dubbed or subtitled in Polish.
Netflix and T-Mobile will partner to make watching Internet TV easy in Poland, through a consumer promotion later this year, allowing members to pay for Netflix through their T-Mobile’s account.
“We always knew the Polish people had a big appetite for great entertainment,” said Reed Hastings, co-founder and chief executive officer of Netflix. “Now we know it and we’re delighted to offer a more localized Netflix experience in Poland that will continue to grow with great TV shows and movies from here as well as around the world.”
For a single price, Netflix members can enjoy a wide variety of series and films, from critically acclaimed Netflix Original series to iconic U.S. and European films and series, plus documentaries and a wide range of programs for kids. New Netflix Original series and films are made available around the world at the same time with all episodes available to watch whenever members please.
Netflix series now available with Polish subtitles and dubbing include such global phenomena as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, Narcos,Marvel’s Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and The Get Down, award-winning documentariesMaking a Murderer, Winter on Fire and Chef’s Table, and original films such as Adam Sandler’s The Do-Over and Ridiculous 6.
Upcoming Original series include Marvel’s Luke Cage on Sept. 30, Gilmore Girls and The Crown as well as Original films True Memoirs of an International Assassin starring Kevin James, Christopher Guest’s ensemble comedy Mascots, and War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Younger viewers will find a wide selection of Original programming for kids includingBeat Bugs, Project Mc2, Puffin Rock, Justin Time GO! and Kong: King of the Apes. Netflix provides a special section designed for kids to help them find appropriate programs and to give parents peace of mind. Also, there is never any advertising on Netflix.
In addition to Netflix Originals, members in Poland can enjoy previous full seasons of iconic American shows such as Suits, Gotham, Arrow, and Breaking Bad and UK seriesSherlock and Peaky Blinders. Hollywood and international feature films now available on Netflix include The Hangover, Gravity, Inception, and The Dark Night.
Among the Polish titles now on Netflix are comedy special Katarzyna Piasecka and Rafał Pacześ: Seriously Funny, Mariusz Kałamaga, Karol Kopiec, Wiolka Walaszczyk: Hilarious Trio and Karol Modzelewski and Łukasz „Lotek” Lodkowski: No Offense and moviesPoklosie and Ile Wazy Kon Tronjanski?.
Netflix offers a great entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and some in Ultra HD 4K and HDR. Advanced recommendation technologies with up to five user profiles help members discover entertainment they’ll love.
For mobile users, Netflix offers cellular data controls to help better manage how much data members use when streaming on cellular networks, giving a greater choice whether there are on an unlimited mobile plan or one that’s more restrictive. With fast.com – a simple-to-use website that helps people see how fast their Internet connection is, whether on mobile or broadband – we offer another tool that consumers can use for greater insight and control of their Internet service.
People in Poland can try Netflix for free for one month by signing up at www.netflix.pl.
Among the devices that support Netflix at launch in Poland are:
Justice League: Warworld Official Trailer
Until now, the Justice League has been a loose association of superpowered individuals. But when they are swept away to War World, a place of unending brutal gladiatorial combat, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and the others must somehow unite to form an unbeatable resistance able to lead an entire planet to freedom.
AMC presents Anne Rice’s ‘Interview with the Vampire’: Bloody beautiful, dear heart
Set as a sequel series of sorts to the original film, the vampire Louis du Pointe du Lac approaches reporter Daniel Molloy decades later to do an actual, honest exclusive of his life as a vampire.
As we all know, Rice’s original movie Interview with the Vampire is a classic and features some of the most gorgeous male performances around. Brad Pitt as Louis, Tom Cruise as a flippant blonde-haired Lestat, Antonio Banderas as the ravishing Armand, Christian Slater as the reporter, and even a quite young Kirsten Dunst as the tiny terror Claudia. Rice has a whole world of her making about vampires, witches, mummies, and other world-ending supernatural creatures, and they are all achingly beautiful, and usually quite melancholy about their beleaguered existence.
Before her passing, Anne Rice was directly involved with the new show, wrote the updated scripts herself, and was often on hand for consulting during filming. A whole bunch of revamps (sorry) were made to the original story, including but not limited to – Louis du Pointe du Lac (Jacob Anderson) is now a black man in early 20th century New Orleans, no longer a slave plantation man but now the proud owner of several brothels on a certain street, with a very much still-alive family who presents Louis with lots of troubles, and oh yeah, he’s in the closet too.
At this point, I want to note something important about the gay elements of the show. Rice originally published her novel Interview way back in 1976, and every single last gay tendency, male or non-binary or whatever, got her a good deal of flack. Rice has long been known for characters, vampire or other, who transcend the notion of physical sexuality into more of a divine lust of the spirit. Sure, there are plenty of physical love scenes still, but homosexuality was never something Rice just threw in to be provocative, she made no defining lines on the way her supernatural creatures could love each other, and personally I think that’s stellar.
So all of Louis’ own issues aside, things are about to get remarkably more troubling, with the advent of a blonde-haired Adonis with ice-blue eyes and a razor-sharp jawline, and an even sharper set of fangs, Lestat de Lioncourt (Sam Reid). Initially, Lestat professes to admire Louis and his capability in running his various enterprises, seemingly satisfied with going along on brothel adventures (Lestat has long been known to bang anything that’ll hold still long enough) and verbally poking Louis to see where his “do not cross” lines are.
Not a single person who knows Anne Rice and her original novel, or even the first film, can deny the insane connection Louis and Lestat happen to have. Love and lust and envy and hatred are all tangled up in the relationship of these two vampires, made more complicated by the fact that Lestat is Louis’ Sire, or Maker if you prefer. This particular portrayal of the love story between two compelling characters, one inherently kind and desirous to do good (or at least not be bad) in an unfeeling world, the other an arrogant prince of the immortal kind with seemingly little regard for the pain he causes others (other than in an amusement capacity), how they push and pull at each other and cause each-other so much damage but simply find themselves both unable to give up the other entirely, can be an allegory for all the bad-for-you relationships, regardless of sexual orientation. And things are made so much more wretched when a third vampire is introduced to their little damned family.
The portrayal of Claudia (Bailey Bass) in this version of the story, a teenage black female with a sickeningly sweet Southern accent, has some rather different origin scenes too. Most of Claudia’s arc, while moving the story right along at a healthy clip, is full of complaints at the odd restraints of her existence – Louis cautions for temperance, while Lestat gives that wicked grin and encourages Claudia to revel in her bloody existence as a vampire. Jealousy rears its inevitable head, whether its Lestat’s envy of the brother-sister father-daughter relationship Louis has with Claudia, or Claudia’s own jealousy of the rather obvious romantic relationship between Louis and Lestat, or even the jealousy of seasoned vampires watching a fledgling getting to experience many supernatural firsts – vampires are immortal and unchanging, after all, so anything new and surprising is zealously sought after and treasured almost as much as blood. So when Claudia inevitably starts acting out, things are made so much worse with the realization that she’s actually far more terrible than Lestat when it comes to restraint, as in, she has none.
Then there’s what’s happening with the present – a ridiculously expensive high-rise and high-res environmentally-controlled apartment in Dubai, an accent-less and increasingly begrudging Louis, insistent on following a proper timeline to his stories but still attempting to conceal things from Molloy, even after he swore he wouldn’t, his assistant Rashid (Assad Zaman) is also getting more and more protective of his Master, and Molloy himself, who never had a bullsh*t tolerance in the first place, getting more strident as the interview rages on in his search for the raw, honest truth. Because redemption can come from honesty in this interview, even for the reporter conducting it, if only Molloy would allow it.
Full of gorgeous scenery, familial ties that bind and gag, revelations about the nature of love and how it can twist when used as a weapon, and absolutely stellar performances from every single actor involved, Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire can be devoured on AMC now!
Created by Brett Goldstein, Bill Lawrence, Jason Segel
Number of Episodes 10
Runtime: 33 minutes
Starring Jason Segel, Jessica Williams, Harrison Ford
Streaming on Apple TV
Jason Segel plays Jimmy, (How I Met Your Mother) a grieving therapist who lost his wife due to a terminal illness. He is coping with her death but gives little care to their teenage daughter, Grace played by Lukita Maxwell.
He works at a practice with his mentor Paul, played by Harrison Ford, and Gaby played by Jessica Williams. Jimmy’s work is less than inspiring because he has seen several patients over the years with no real breakthroughs. Finally, he is assigned a new patient who his co-worker couldn’t take on. This particular patient was court-ordered to see a therapist to avoid certain jail time. Sean, played by Luke Tennie, is an honored war vet with severe anger issues and has been arrested several times for starting fights in bars. Jimmy also has some frustrations at home as his next-door neighbor Liz, played by Christa Miller, has taken over as Alice’s parent. Without his wife and daughter, Jimmy is a mess and just drinks himself into a deep depression. His friends have become estranged and worst of all, his daughter has no respect for him.
During one session, Sean is reluctant to give Jimmy a chance as he was just pathetic in his eyes. Jimmy forgoes traditional therapy practices and goes for something a little extra. He takes Sean to a boxing club and has him work out his frustrations with a sparring partner. Sean and Jimmy have a breakthrough and then things start turning around for Jimmy/ The only problem is that Paul doesn’t approve of these new practices and warns him that this will lead to trouble.
Jimmy tries these new practices with his other patients and slowly makes breakthroughs but still seeks the constant praise and mentorship of Paul. Jimmy starts to try new things at home to reclaim parenthood over his daughter. Unknowingly Paul has been secretly counseling Jimmy’s daughter to help her with her issues with her father as well as being a father figure that he never was.
Things start going upside down when one of his patients tries to kiss him, another patient is lying about leaving her husband, and even worse, Sean sees Jimmy as a friend and not a therapist. The final straw is when Liz and Gaby find out that their daughter has fallen in love with Sean.
The show starts off slow at first, establishing the characters and giving the audience an inside view of the main protagonist’s world not unlike Lawrences’ other shows like Ted Lasso and Scrubs. This really allows the audience to get attached to their favorite characters and builds a world that we would all love to live in. The real problems addressed in this show are not sugar-coated and always highlight human qualities we would soon forget sometimes. It’s a real gem after Ted Lasso and you’ll just need to be a little patient in the beginning, but the payoff is well worth it in the end.