Tag Archives: Netflix

Spielberg Pushes To Block Netflix From Future Oscars

Indie Wire reports: Steven Spielberg isn’t basking in the glow of Best Picture Oscar-winner “Green Book,” which he supported in this year’s contentious Oscar race. His Academy Award attention is now devoted to ensuring that the race never sees another “Roma” — a Netflix film backed by massive sums, that didn’t play by the same rules as its analog-studio competitors. …

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New Netflix’s Series Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City To Open San Francisco International Film Festival

From the Hollywood Reporter: Netflix’s new original series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City will open the 2019 San Francisco International Film Festival at April 10, SFFilm announced Tuesday. The fest will kick off at the Castro Theatre with the world premiere of the first episode and a special preview of the rest of the series, followed by an opening …

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Netflix Pleads: Please Don’t Do The Bird Box Challenge

The Verge reports: Netflix has warned fans against participating in a potentially dangerous online challenge that’s inspired by its recent original horror film Bird Box. The challenge takes the core concept of Bird Box — wearing a blindfold at all times while wandering around outside — and applies it to a certain period of time. Some people, like YouTube creator …

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Netflix Reveals Its Most-Binged Shows Of 2018

The New York Post reports: The streaming giant Netflix is notoriously tight-lipped about its audience numbers, but today it disclosed its top 10 most binged original shows of 2018. Among the leaders, which were presented in no particular order, is “Bodyguard,” the Golden Globe-nominated BBC co-production starring “Game of Thrones” breakout Richard Madden; and the Halloween spooktacular, “The Haunting of …

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Charges Dropped Against Kevin Spacey, Netflix Reveals Death Of His Evil House Of Cards Character [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: The fate of Kevin Spacey’s character on Netflix’s “House of Cards” is sealed. During a new teaser released Wednesday, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood stands over the grave of her husband, Frank Underwood, and she appears to be anything but grief-stricken. It’s not clear how Spacey’s character died. Underwood’s death should come as no shock to “House of …

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Amazon To Launch Free Ad-Supported Video Service

Ad Week reports: Amazon.com has an ad-supported TV service in the works that would be free to those who use the company’s Fire TV streaming devices. The service is reportedly being developed by the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which Amazon acquired in 1998. It will be called “Free Dive.” Sources told us that Amazon is talking with major TV studios …

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Obamas Sign Multiyear Netflix Production Deal

NBC News reports: Barack and Michelle Obama are ready to chill with Netflix. The former president and first lady have signed a multiyear deal to produce television shows and films for Netflix, the streaming service announced on Monday — “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features.” The couple will provide content through a new company called Higher …

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Sense8 Series Finale

Engadget reports: Netflix has posted the trailer for Sense8‘s long-in-the-making series finale, and it’s clear the mysterious sci-fi show isn’t going to go gently into that good night when it wraps up on June 8th. The promo emphasizes the bond between the Sensates (“we are more human than any other human will be,”) and makes clear that the stakes are …

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Netflix To Release 2-Hour Sense8 Finale On June 8th

CNET reports: Netflix will release its two-hour series finale of Sense8 on June 8, the company said Tuesday. “Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates,” according to Netflix’s description. The sci-fi series from J. Michael …

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Obama In Talks To Produce Shows For Netflix

The New York Times reports: Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and …

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TRAILER: Netflix’s Lost In Space

Quartz reports: Netflix has released the trailer for its reboot of Lost in Space, based on the 1960s TV series of the same name about a family of space colonists who veer off course and crash-land on an alien planet. The series has been reimagined twice before: once as a TV pilot in 2003 that never saw the air, and …

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House Of Cards Resumes Production Without Spacey

The New York Times reports: Kevin Spacey is out. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are in. The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” will introduce new characters as it tries to move past a sexual misconduct scandal that put the Netflix series in peril and forced out its biggest star. Mr. Spacey, who played the central character, Frank …

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So There’s A Christian Version Of Netflix [VIDEO]

Via press release from Christian Newswire: PureFlix.com, the leader in faith and family streaming video, has the perfect antidote for the winter blues: the sunny, new sitcom “Malibu Dan-The Family Man.” “Our audience appreciates our commitment to clean content and the high production values of our original series,” said PureFlix.com CEO Greg Gudorf. “I’m thrilled to be starting the new …

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North American Movie-Going Hits 22-Year Low

The Los Angeles Times reports: Hollywood is celebrating the end of 2017 with astronomical sales from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is on track to soon exceed $1 billion in global ticket sales and eventually become the biggest movie of the year. But that won’t be enough to write a happy storyline for the industry. Although movie ticket sales …

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TRAILER: Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic!

Via press release: With a career spanning six decades, Barbra Streisand is a legend of both stage and screen with a loyal, loving fanbase. In the Netflix film concert event she is joined by an exciting roster of special guests, including a special duet with Jamie Foxx, as she takes audiences on a journey of her life’s work, like a …

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Netflix Cuts Ties With Kevin Spacey As Scandal Grows

The BBC reports: Entertainment company Netflix has severed ties with Kevin Spacey, star of its House of Cards show, amid a number of sex assault allegations against him. Netflix said it would hold talks with the producers to see if production, which was suspended this week, could resume without Spacey. Netflix also said it would not release Spacey’s film about …

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Netflix Suspends Final Season Of House Of Cards

Deadline reports: Filming on the upcoming sixth and final season of Netflix’s Washington D.C.-set drama House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely. Cast and crew of the MRC-produced series were told of the shutdown this morning. “MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the …

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Netflix Announces End Of House Of Cards

From the Hollywood Reporter: Frank Underwood’s Washington tenure is coming to an end. Netflix is currently in production on a sixth and final season of House of Cards, the landmark drama that signaled its aggressive push into original programming. The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will …

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REPORT: Netflix Develops Tales Of The City Update

Variety reports: Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed novel series in the 1990s. Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is …

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TRAILER: Sense8 Season Two

Inverse recaps: The latest trailer for Netflix’s Sense8 has finally done the inevitable and introduced an entirely new cluster of eight sensates, and they won’t be friendly, at least at first. We already knew that the Cluster would be taking the fight to Whispers in Season 2, but now we’re getting more insight into their actual plans. The new season …

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