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  • Behind the scenes with Ocasio-Cortez in new Netflix documentary 'Knock Down the House'

    04/29/2019 10:35:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 29, 2019 | By Alex Seitz-Wald (D-NBC)
    Just two years ago, a typical day for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez involved collecting signatures to get on the ballot for her New York City congressional race in the morning before reporting to her job as a bartender at a taco restaurant in the afternoon. A new documentary shows how she'd go downstairs to the restaurant's basement and lean into a giant ice machine to scoop cubes into a bucket before hauling them back upstairs - and the then-27-year-old was well aware of how ridiculous it all looked. "If I were, like, a normal, rational person, I would have dropped out this...
  • Netflix at risk of losing 8.7 million subscribers to Disney+, survey finds

    04/27/2019 9:25:51 AM PDT · by rintintin · 55 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | April 27 2019 | Ciara Linnane
    About 14% of Netflix Inc. subscribers, equal to 8.7 million people, are considering dropping the streaming service in favor of the coming $6.99-a-month offering from Disney Co., at a cost to Netflix of about $117 million in lost revenue a month, a new survey has found.
  • What David Attenborough and Netflix’s 'Our Planet' Get Wrong About Climate Change

    04/14/2019 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | April 14, 2019 | Dr Patrick Moore
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Dr. Susan Crockford. Netflix has recently premiered their new eight-part series titled Our Planet, with narration from the inveterate David Attenborough. One particularly grisly scene of walruses falling to their death from a high cliff in northern Russia has caused shock and revulsion among many viewers. It has also raised serious questions about the truth of a number of claims made in the documentary, in particular the claim that “climate change” is responsible for the deaths.Other questionable claims include that a huge walrus herd ended up on a beach because there was not enough...
  • Chasing Bonnie and Clyde

    04/03/2019 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 105 replies
    NRO ^ | 3 Apr 2019 | Kyle Smith
    The Highwaymen, Netflix’s new manhunt film starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, is a suspenseful and morally fraught take on the story of the ex–Texas Rangers who tracked down the most famous bank robbers of 1934. But this movie about chasing Bonnie and Clyde is also a movie about Bonnie and Clyde. It’s a pleasing tale of resourceful, hard-nosed cops that’s also something of an essay on cinema and society. Arthur Penn’s 1967 cinematic landmark (which is also streaming on Netflix) launched an American New Wave of counterculture films about anti-heroes and misfits contesting a nefarious system. Penn’s successors painted...
  • Requiem for 4,000 Fox Jobs Lost -- Welcome to the New Hollywood

    03/28/2019 10:23:16 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 87 replies
    The Wrap ^ | March 24, 2019 | Sharon Waxman
    To have fought your way into the dream machine, only to find that after years of quality work there is no job for you -- that is a harsh blow and a sign of our era How do you take the measure of 4,000 jobs lost in an industry with the size and scope of Hollywood? That's the number of pink slips being handed by Disney to Fox employees now that the merged mega-studio won't need them anymore. Four. Thousand. Jobs. It's undoubtedly the largest layoff from a single entertainment company in a generation -- maybe ever -- a fact...
  • Alyssa Milano tells Hollywood to leave Georgia after ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill passed the Senate

    03/24/2019 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 3/22/19 | Rodney Ho
    Actress Alyssa Milano is going after Georgia again on Twitter, this time over the “heartbeat” abortion bill passed by the Georgia state Senate Friday afternoon. “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA” she wrote late Friday, “& the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy.” Milano ( “Charmed,” “Project Runway All Stars”) stars in Netflix’s dark pageant comedy “Insatiable,” which debuted last year. Season two is currently in production and she was on set Friday in Atlanta. She plays Coralee Huggens-Armstrong,the wife of lead Bob Armstrong, played by Dallas Roberts. She is under contract and her...
  • Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin Snared By FBI In Ivy League Bribe Plan

    03/12/2019 9:16:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dominic Patten
    (UPDATED with information from law enforcement press conference) Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin knowingly broke the law trying to get their kids into top tier colleges, according to the FBI and the U.S Attorney’s office for the district of Massachusetts. The Desperate Housewives and Fuller House actors were named among a group of 33 parents who paid millions in bribes to coaches at Ivy League schools like Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, Yale and USC so their children could gain admission as recruited athletes – even if they weren’t actually athletes. The just unsealed March 6 indictment notes that the...
  • There's now only one Blockbuster left on the planet

    03/06/2019 6:38:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | March 6, 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    It's lonely at the top. That's what the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, discovered when the only other store in the world -- located in Australia -- announced it was closing. Although Sandi Harding, the general manager of the Oregon Blockbuster, is excited that hers is the last Blockbuster on the planet, she expressed her condolences for friends at the Australia store. "We all have a kinship with the other Blockbusters," Harding told CNN. The Oregon location has been open for more than 20 years. It offers customers the newest movie releases, but Harding says the classic older titles are the...
  • Cord Cutting Nearly Doubled in 2018 to 2.9M

    03/06/2019 9:00:16 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 80 replies
    Multichannel ^ | March 6, 2019 | Daniel Frankel
    The top 11 U.S. pay TV operators lost 2.87 million customers in 2018, nearly double the 1.5 million the domestic ecosystem shed in 2017. These are the latest quarterly findings by Leichtman Research Group (LRG), which measures the leading operators covering 95% of the U.S. market. The big negative drivers were the two satellite TV companies, DirecTV and Dish Network, which lost a ton of customers on the linear side, but this time couldn’t make up for it with gains by their low-margin virtual pay TV services. The two satellite carriers lost a combined 2.36 million linear customers in 2018,...
  • Steven Spielberg Slammed By Hollywood for Urging the Academy to Block Netflix from Oscars(trunc)

    03/02/2019 12:22:28 PM PST · by wardaddy · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-2-19 | Kew
    Director Steven Spielberg is facing a backlash from fellow Hollywood filmmakers after suggesting that the Oscars should no longer allow Netflix-produced films into consideration for its top awards. The 72-year-old filmmaker, who has won multiple Academy Awards throughout his iconic career, has long been critical of Netflix’s approach to producing films as online streams, which he argues will detract from the theatrical industry. “Steven feels strongly about the difference between the streaming and theatrical situation,” said a representative from Amblin Entertainment. “He’ll be happy if the others will join [his campaign] when that comes up [at the Academy Board of...
  • Netflix just bought one of the biggest movies in the world

    02/21/2019 8:00:19 PM PST · by Simon Green · 67 replies
    BGR ^ | 02/21/19 | Andy Meek
    One of the biggest movies in the world right now has already surpassed half a billion dollars at the box office in China without even having completed its second week of release yet. That puts the movie, Wandering Earth, on par with some of the biggest big screen titles to emerge from the US in recent years, like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. The movie, a sci-fi epic that tells the story of people trying to save earth from being destroyed by the sun, is already the second-highest grossing film in China ever. Which should explain why Netflix...
  • My Restaurant Was the Greatest Show of Excess You’d Ever Seen, and It Almost Killed Me

    02/21/2019 2:45:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies ^ | David McMillan of Joe Beef - Montreal
    I was never falling-down drunk. I was never belligerent. I always got my work done. I was never unkempt. I was always clean, I was always shaved, I always performed at work. I was always kind and gracious in the dining room. But I lived in hell. When we opened Joe Beef in 2005, we were inspired by Martin Picard at Au Pied de Cochon, by these grandiose bistros of Paris, by seafood towers, by excess. We were two portly men who ate and drank well. I was and still am very insecure about anybody coming to the restaurant and...
  • Pro-Abortion Notre Dame Event Bashes Pro-Lifers

    02/10/2019 6:13:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 2/8/19 | David Nussman
    Panel of Notre Dame professors ridicule pro-life movement as 'white supremacist'SOUTH BEND, Ind. ( - A panel of professors at Notre Dame recently promoted abortion and disregarded pro-lifers as racist. On Jan. 22, a showing of the Netflix documentary Overturning Roe was put on by the Notre Dame Gender Studies Department, the St. Mary's College Gender Studies Department and Irish 4 Reproductive Health — a student group that distributes condoms on campus. Accompanying the viewing was a panel discussion by professors — as reported by independent student publication The Irish Rover. During that discussion, professor of Africana studies and political...
  • Netflix Pays Record Sum For Movie About Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    02/09/2019 11:39:55 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 2/9/2019 | s morefield
    Netflix reportedly paid a record sum to obtain the rights to a documentary about the election campaign of Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “Knock Down the House,” which followed the 2018 midterm primary elections of four Democratic women, three of whom lost their bids, rose from its initial Kickstarter funding to the Festival Favorite Award at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival. Netflix announced its decision to purchase rights to the film on Thursday. The streaming service reportedly paid $10 million, the most ever for a Sundance Film Festival documentary.
  • Netflix Is Rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, the OG True Crime Show

    01/20/2019 12:26:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 18, 2019 | Liam Mathews
    The mystery of whether or not there will be an Unsolved Mysteries reboot has been solved: Netflix is bringing back the cult classic investigation show. Deadline first reported the news. The 12-episode reboot will keep the original series' format of interviews and reenactments to investigate true crime and paranormal cases, updated for the streaming era. Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy will produce Unsolved Mysteries for his company 21 Laps, alongside the show's creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Over 500 episodes of Unsolved Mysteries have been produced for various networks. The show's original and longest run was from...
  • Netflix raises prices on all streaming plans in US

    01/15/2019 8:01:31 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 15, 2019 | Julia Alexander
    Netflix subscribers in the United States are about to see a price hike across all subscription tiers. The service’s most popular plan will increase from $11 to $13 per month for HD streaming. Netflix’s most expensive plan, which offers 4K content and up to four simultaneous streams on different devices, will increase from $14 to $16. And the service’s basic plan, which doesn’t offer HD, will raise from $8 to $9. These price hikes will affect all new subscribers immediately, according to AP, with current subscribers set to experience the hike over the next three months. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings...
  • Netflix Pulls Production of ‘OBX’ From North Carolina Over State’s Trans Bathroom Law

    01/12/2019 8:39:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 11, 2018 | Jon Levine and Jennifer Maas
    Netflix has canceled plans to produce an upcoming series titled “OBX” in North Carolina after lingering concerns about the state’s trans bathroom law, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap Friday. The network instead plans to host production in neighboring South Carolina, in a decision that was described as “final.” The series has not been officially announced by Netflix and the company declined to comment on the matter. TheWrap has confirmed that 10 episodes of the show have already been picked up by the network and shooting is expected to begin in the spring. The show is a creation...
  • Catapult ball fired at Edinburgh Castle in 13th century siege discovered in hotel site dig

    01/07/2019 8:11:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | Saturday 29 December 2018 | Brian Ferguson
    An archaeological dig has unearthed new evidence of a three-day attack on Edinburgh Castle - on a site earmarked for a luxury hotel by Sir Richard Branson. Experts believe they have found a carved stone which would have been fired from a giant catapult during the pivotal siege in 1296. It led to Edward I seizing control of the medieval fortress, plundering its treasures and shipping them to London, and the castle being held under English rule for 18 years. Archaeologists made the discovery at the site of the proposed new Virgin Hotel, which is earmarked for a large swathe...
  • Netflix "Free State of Jones" BEST Show to Convert Democrats?

    01/06/2019 8:31:12 AM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 33 replies
    Hey this movie shows how Democrats formed the KKK and tried to keep freed slaves from voting Democrats, which as all of us know is quite correct. I had a couple of far leftists admit they knew nothing about this post Civil War slice of history.
  • New Details Ruin Khashoggi Hero Story

    01/04/2019 6:10:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | January 4, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The gruesome murder of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi shredded the idea that Saudi Arabian royalty should be praised for reforming itself. Princes who chop political opponents into little pieces are not nice people. That said, puh-leeze stop it with the adoration of a man who deserves none of it. Politico ran a gushing headline that read, "Jamal Khashoggi: The Free Thinker Whose Murder Shook the World." Time magazine named him one of "the Guardians," the journalistic muckrakers who became its 2018 Person of the Year. Time's Karl Vick laid on the praise, and thick, writing: "Khashoggi put his faith...