Hot on the heels of the record-breaking conclusion of the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, creators Matt and Ross Duffer have formed a new shingle called Upside Down Pictures, recommitting to their current streaming home.
The ambitious inaugural slate for Upside Down Pictures includes a live-action spin-off of the flagship series created and developed by the Duffers; a Curtis Gwinn–led adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s The Talisman, which the brothers will produce alongside their hero Steven Spielberg; a British stage play set within the world of Stranger Things from director and producer Stephen Daldry (and co-produced by prolific U.K.-based stage producer Sonia Friedman); and a new adaptation of Japanese manga/anime Death Note (previously adapted by Netflix into the 2017 Adam Wingard live-action movie). All of this on top of having to finish Stranger Things with its upcoming fifth (and final) season.
According to an official statement from the Duffer Brothers, the Upside Down Pictures shingle will aim to create the kind of stories that inspired the Duffers growing up – stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where big spectacle co-exists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism. The shingle aims to create new film and series projects and has hired Hilary Leavitt (a veteran of Orphan Black and Ozark) to run the company.
Matt and Ross are an exceptionally unique talent with a vision so crisp and clear. They are all about the details — it’s no accident that ‘Stranger Things’ has pierced the zeitgeist to become the epic pop culture phenomenon it is today, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said in an official statement. We’re excited to continue telling new stories with them as they grow Upside Down Pictures and to welcome Hilary as creative partner.
The final two episodes of the behemoth season debuted on Stranger Things 4 once again sits in the No. 1 spot on the Netflix Top 10 this week after being dethroned for a single week from June 20 to 26 by The Umbrella Academy Season 3, which was relegated to second place on the latest chart with 88 million hours viewed.
Stranger Things Season 1 came in at No. 3 with 34.4 million hours viewed. The Umbrella Academy Season 1 sat at No. 4, followed by Seasons 2 and 3 of Stranger Things. Since Season 4’s debut, all seasons of Stranger Things have cracked the top 10 list globally every week.
Rounding out the list was Man vs. Bee Season 1 at No. 7, followed by The Umbrella Academy Season 2, Peaky Blinders Season 6, and Snowflake Mountain Season 1.
On the film side, The Man from Toronto, Sing 2 and Love and Gelato were the top contenders of the week. Hustle and Glamour Girls rounded out the top 5.
In the six weeks since Stranger Things 4 Volume 1 hit Netflix, the sci-fi thriller has become the streamer’s most-watched English language series ever. It’s also the fastest a TV season has ever accomplished such a feat.
The series has also managed to dominate the music charts, with Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill setting streaming records since it appeared in Volume 1. Now, Metallica’s Master of Puppets has joined the fray, charting across the globe. the last of Max (Sadie Sink), who remained in a coma at the end of Season 4, or Dr. Sam Owens (Paul Reiser), whose fate is also unknown, we have already shed an ocean of tears over so many “Stranger Things” characters. Here’s the ones who made us sob hardest and those we were actually glad to see go.
It’s a new month! And you know what that means: It’s time to go through another round of some of the best movies on enormous catalog — from some classics to new offerings — to figure out what you’re watching this month in April.
These are all for the month of April 2022, and note that all of these movies are on Smartstream21 already, unless they are noted with an arrival date.
Also make sure to check out some other lists of ours to see other recommendations we have for shows and movies to watch and some streaming to play:
As the world’s biggest movie star, it’s hardly a shock to discover that fans have been spending their weekend watching movies featuring Dwayne Johnson, but it’s still impressive that his reach covers multiple platforms.
This movies like in Strem Free
Things shift from color to black-and-white, every object within the frame is designed to within an inch of its life, and occasionally an actor will break through the decorations to make a strong impression: Wright’s implacable authority is mesmerizing, Lea Seydoux as a prison guard/artist’s muse is a delightful enigma and Lois Smith almost steals the show as wealthy art dealer, Upshur Maw Clampette. Mind you, the anthology format means that none of them are on screen for long; the film was shot in the southwestern French town of Angoulême, and you can just imagine the parade of actors enjoying their sojourns in that picturesque burg after working for a day or two on the movie.
Here I will inform you of the films that have just been released and can be watched in streaming for free. Please choose the film you like below:
Films released for Italy complete with Italian language or audio, especially for you.