Movie Review by Kristin: Netflix’s BRAIN ON FIRE

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Holy shish kabobs!

I saw the trailer for BRAIN ON FIRE on Netflix a while ago, and I finally had a chance to sit down and watch it this week.

For the most part it was pretty slow-moving, but seeing as this movie was based on the real life story of Susannah Cahalan, it was also pretty terrifying.

SYNOPSIS: Susannah Cahalan is a promising writer at the New York Post. She’s young, she’s happy and she’s living her best life in NYC. When she begins exhibiting unexplained erratic & violent behavior, her parents & doctors race the clock to correctly diagnose her condition and to bring Susannah back.

The first half of the movie, as I mentioned, was pretty slow-moving. This is no action movie, but it’s the telling of the real Susannah Cahalan’s experience with a rare condition called anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. So, the slowness is just us watching a normal day in Susannah’s life before experiencing any symptoms. Once she begins experiencing symptoms, it’s a downhill battle because no one knows exactly what’s causing her behavior and none of her doctors know what her diagnosis is just yet.

It was interesting to watch the movie and watch this person go through something as terrifying as basically being trapped inside of your own body, and then to read the facts about how many people go through this unknowingly.

If you want to watch the movie for yourself, you can catch it on Netflix now, and you can also read the memoir by the real Susannah Cahalan, also titled Brain on Fire.

 

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Now Streaming On Netflix: Marvel’s JESSICA JONES | Season 2

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SYNOPSIS: New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.

Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an incredible returning cast that includes Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse) and new cast members Janet McTeer and J.R. Ramirez, among others.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter), Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”), Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel‘s Luke Cage”, “Marvel‘s Iron Fist”) and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil”, “Marvel‘s Luke Cage”, “Marvel‘s Iron Fist”) who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.

All 13 original episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Season 2 premiered exclusively on Netflix on March 8, 2018.

The Return of Marvel’s Jessica Jones

The first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones launched on Netflix in November 2015 to enthusiastic support from audiences and critically acclaim, ultimately taking home a prestigious Peabody Award recognizing the show’s achievement in television entertainment.

Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb remembers, “We knew that we had something very special, not just in the writing from Melissa Rosenberg, but also in the performance by Krysten Ritter. We had hoped that it was a story that was going to resonate first with the Marvel audience, but secondly with a much larger audience. We were delighted to see how many people responded to the material and responded to it in a way that in some ways exceeded their expectations of the genre. Certainly the subject matter and the timing are something that you can never really have any control over, but it was the right show at the right time. One of the reasons that we’re so excited about season two is that it delves deeper into issues that make a difference to our audience and really connect to women in particular. That’s very important to Marvel and to Jessica Jones.”

 

Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix | November 20

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Alright, Marvel fans!!  Prepare for a weekend of binge watching!  Netflix is set to release its anticipated first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on November 20, 2015.

Jessica Jones is a New York City detective who is haunted by her street-hero past.  She is tormented by her mind-controlling nemesis, Kilgrave, who knows about her past and special powers.

The first season (13 episodes) will be available Nov. 20 at 12:01 a.m. PT.

Krysten Ritter will play Jessica Jones alongside David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), and Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty and Wil Traval.

ALSO…keep your eyes open for further news about the other confirmed upcoming series’ (also on Netflix) featuring Luke Cage (2016), and Iron Fist.  There is also supposed to be a series, The Defenders, which will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and possibly others characters from the Marvel universe teaming up!

Which character(s) are you most excited to see??

Check out the newest trailer for the series below: