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Review: David Fincher's 'House Of Cards' Is A Beautiful, Bedazzling Political Thriller (At Least In Its First Two Episodes)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 1, 2013 12:27 PM
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When Netflix announced that they would get into the scripted programming game, with three high profile projects all lined up for the first half of 2013 (including the Eli Roth literary-based Gothic horror project "Hemlock Grove" and the hopefully rapturous return of oddball comedy classic "Arrested Development"), it seemed that the possibilities, in theory, were endless. Netflix would be unburdened by the restraints, in both content and form, of the tired old ad revenue-dependent television model (premium cable, while remaining fuzzier, still depends on subscribers), free to provocatively reshape our formalized notion of "television" and "shows." Except, that didn't happen. At least not yet. It's first big, splashy original production, a David Fincher, Kevin Spacey and Eric Roth produced remake of the British miniseries "House Of Cards," doesn't take any bold structural or stylistic detours. But it is totally fucking brilliant just the same.

Second Season Of David Fincher's 'House Of Cards' Will Begin Production In The Spring

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 26, 2013 10:20 AM
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Do you have plans next weekend? Well, you might want to cancel them. In case you forgot, on February 1st, Netflix is dropping the David Fincher-produced and directed (well, the first two episodes anyway) political drama series "House Of Cards" in its entirely. That's right, every episode will be available. If there's a better way to beat the winter cold than with a marathon of that show, we don't know what it is. But morever, it appears that Netflix is in for the long haul on this one.

Kevin Spacey Conspires In New Images From David Fincher's Political Drama 'House Of Cards'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 21, 2013 9:45 AM
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Since March of 2011, Netflix has been slowly dipping its toes into original TV programming, starting off with the underwhelming (“Lilyhammer”) and moving on to the guaranteed triumph (“Arrested Development”). One of the more curious offerings, however, is "House of Cards," David Fincher's exec-produced political series starring Kevin Spacey. Some new images and a few choice quotes have surfaced to shed light on the drama.

Watch: 4 New Trailers For David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2013 10:48 AM
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So, in less than four weeks, David Fincher's series "House Of Cards" is set to drop on Netflix, and we have to say, things had been pretty quiet on the promo front before now. There was a trailer and poster way back in November, quickly followed by some character stills, but other than that...not much. Perhaps the next few weeks will see a massive campaign unfurl, and indeed, the arrival of four new trailers is nothing to sneeze at...

Hungry, Heathen, Slave: 'House Of Cards' Characters Get Profiled In New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 27, 2012 4:36 PM
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One of the big events of 2013 won't be happening at the multiplex, but through your Netflix account as David Fincher's "House Of Cards" will unspool on the streaming rental site. While it's not the first piece of original programming to stream online, it's certainly the most high profile, and it will undoubtedly be a major test for the future of broadcasting which is only getting more competitive. And with the first trailer turning heads a couple of weeks back, a new batch of character images have dropped.

Watch: Trailer For David Fincher's Netflix Series 'House Of Cards' Starring Kevin Spacey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2012 6:45 AM
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So, welcome to the future of television. David Fincher's upcoming "House Of Cards" isn't coming to you on some national network or cable channel, but instead through Netflix, the rental and streaming service that is now headed into original programming. it's only natural that members get a sneak peek first, and the first trailer for the series has dropped over on Netflix Instant.

All 13 Episodes Of David Fincher's 'House Of Cards' To Hit Netflix On February 1st

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 10:20 AM
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After a flurry of activity, with four films in five years (having taken the previous fifteen years to make his first five movies) between 2007's "Zodiac" and 2011's "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," David Fincher hasn't been in a rush to pick his next movie. There's a number of possibilities in the mix -- among them the 'Dragon Tattoo' sequel "The Girl Who Played With Fire," and the long-gestating "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" -- but none have, publicly at least, made great strides towards production, so we're unlikely to see a new film from the director until the middle of 2014 at the earliest.

David Fincher Says He's Still Figuring Out 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel; Reveals Other Directors On 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 9:11 AM
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With Sony confirming last week that "The Girl Who Played With Fire" would not be hitting screens in 2013 (hardly a shock considering no casting or greenlight or any other movement had happened on "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" followup), speculation brewed as to whether or not David Fincher would return. While "The Social Network" was pretty much smooth sailing, his relationship with Sony grew fractious during 'Dragon Tattoo,' with heads butting from the start over casting and more bumps along the way. "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea" was expected to be his next film, but we'd wager Disney might be re-considering the expensive 3D and CGI-heavy movie in the wake of the belly flop "John Carter," and particularly with "The Lone Ranger" reportedly already going over budget. Whatever might be going on behind the scenes, it seems Fincher still has Lisbeth Salander on the brain.

First Pic Of Kevin Spacey In David Fincher's 'House Of Cards'; Andre 3000 As Jimi Hendrix In 'All Is By My Side' & Many More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 29, 2012 11:40 AM
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Hope you rested your eyeballs over Memorial Day weekend, because a whole batch of new images have arrived giving you a peek at what's hitting the big and small screen in the next little while.

David Fincher Rumored To Be Battling Over Budget For The Netflix Series 'House Of Cards'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2012 4:33 PM
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David Fincher is battling higher ups over a project? No way. All kidding aside, Fincher's reputation for being an exacting perfectionist, who seeks that his movies are realized with the best talent and options available, precedes him. We don't need to run down the list here, but Fincher has run afoul of somebody on most of his projects from "Fight Club" right through to "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo." So that he's now rumored to be running into a bit of heat on the Netflix series "House Of Cards"? Not exactly unexpected.

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