Tag Archives: Netflix

HBO Leads 2019 Emmy Nominations With 137 Nods

IndieWire reports: After months – literal, honest-to-God months – of campaigning, the nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards are here. HBO leads the way with 137 total nominations; Netflix is second with 117; the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received a record-setting 32 nominations. Lead Actor Limited Series or Movie Mahershala Ali, “True Detective” Benicio del Toro, “Escape …

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Christians Petition Netflix To Cancel Amazon Show

The Guardian reports: More than 20,000 Christians have signed a petition calling for the cancellation of Good Omens, the television series adapted from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy novel – unfortunately addressing their petition to Netflix when the series is made by Amazon Prime. Christians marshalled by the Return to Order campaign, an offshoot of the US Foundation …

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Streaming Services Win Battle For Oscars Eligibility

CNBC reports: In a win for Netflix, Amazon and other internet streaming services, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted not to change its rules for winning an Oscar, Hollywood’s top prize. The decision follows a battle over how long a movie must play on the big screens in theaters before being launched on the internet, DVD, …

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TRAILER: AOC Documentary Knock Down The House

Vox reports: Knock Down the House is the rare documentary about today’s American political landscape that might make you shed happy tears. And after a triumphant festival run — including winning the Audience Award for US Documentary and Festival Favorite Award at its Sundance premiere in January — it’s coming to Netflix and select theaters on May 1. For months …

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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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