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‘Altered Carbon’ Official Trailer: ‘Blade Runner’ Meets ‘Minority Report’ in Netflix’s Futuristic New Series

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Joel Kinnaman is already a member of the Netflix family as a supporting actor on “House of Cards,” but he’s getting the chance to lead his very own Netflix original series thanks to “Altered Carbon. The futuristic drama ranks as one of the streaming giant’s most ambitious offerings yet.

“Altered Carbon” is set in a distant future where human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. After spending 250 years dead, the consciousness of ex-soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Will Yun Lee) is put into a new body (Joel Kinnaman). The new Kovacs is tasked with solving the murder of the billionaire Laurens Bancroft, whose consciousness now lives in a man that looks just like James Purefoy. Should Kovans fail to solve the murder, he’ll be killed.

If it all sounds like Netflix’s answer to both “Blade Runner” and “Minority Report,” well you’re not too far off. “Altered Carbon” beings streaming on Netflix starting February 2. Watch the official trailer below.

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‘Paddington 2’ Is Now the Best-Reviewed Movie in Rotten Tomatoes History

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Paddington loves marmalade sandwiches, and critics love Paddington — so much so, in fact, that “Paddington 2” is now the best-reviewed movie in Rotten Tomatoes history. The movie is 100% “fresh” on the review aggregator with 167 reviews, meaning it’s now surpassed “Toy Story 2” (which has a paltry 163 positive notices to its name). “Lady Bird” briefly held the same record last year until a single negative review came along; Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed coming-of-age drama now has 217 positive reviews total.

Paul King, who directed both “Paddington” movies, had this to say:

“The ‘Paddington’ films are a real labour of love. So many people pour their hearts and souls into them for months or even years, hand-crafting every last frame, and we are all incredibly grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve had so far. We hope it inspires people to go to the cinema to see for themselves if a talking animal film really can be any good, and whether Hugh Grant really can look devilishly handsome even while dressed as a nun. (Clue: yes.)”

Ben Whishaw voices the beloved bear, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, and Julie Walters co-starring. “Paddington 2” is now in theaters.


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