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  • E-mail to Teachers

    07/07/2020 8:26:10 AM PDT · by Help! · 23 replies
    Teacher Friend ^ | 7/7/2020 | Multicultural Committee
    Dear Faculty, in the interest of learning for life, and to promote a deeper understanding of our own socialization in America, the Multicultural Committee would like to promote an opportunity to grow. All we ask is that you watch a documentary on Netflix called 13th and engage in honest self-reflection. We would also like to offer a chance to talk through the ideas in the film and your work as a person confronting your own socialization and implicit bias. 13th is a powerful film that discusses the criminal system in America and how the prison system has been used to...
  • Netflix moving $100 million of cash holdings to black-owned banks

    06/30/2020 7:49:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2020 | Nicolas Vega
    Netflix is pledging $100 million to support black-owned banks, the company announced Tuesday. The streaming video giant announced that it would shift 2 percent of its cash holdings to African American-owned US financial institutions in order to “directly support Black communities in the US.”
  • Colin Kaepernick's Life to Become Netflix Series

    06/29/2020 8:42:25 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 55 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 29th, 2020 | Lesley Goldburg
    The athlete and activist is teaming with Ava DuVernay for Colin in Black & White. The six-episode series will examine Kaepernick's adolescent life, focusing on his high school years and the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.
  • Netflix subscribers slam hit film The Help for its 'white savior' narrative and demand for it to be REMOVED - as it tops the US most-watched list amid Black Lives Matter protests

    06/10/2020 7:52:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2020 | Latoya Gayle
    Netflix subscribers are urging the streaming service remove the historical drama The Help as they accuse the hit film of having a 'white savior' narrative. The 2011 film, which was adapted from a novel written by author Kathryn Stockett, imagines the relationship between black maids, cooks and nannies during the 1960s with the white people who they served.
  • Little Britain is REMOVED from BBC iPlayer, BritBox and Netflix — which has also canned Come Fly With Me — amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable

    06/09/2020 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:50 EDT, 9 June 202 | Paul Revoir and Helena Kelly
    Little Britain has been removed from Netflix, BBC iPlayer and BritBox amid concerns that the use of blackface characters on the series is no longer acceptable. In an apparent reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests, Netflix pulled the Matt Lucas, 46, and David Walliams, 48, series on Friday, along with the pair’s other comedy Come Fly With Me.Then yesterday the BBC and BritBox both confirmed they had also decided to remove Little Britain saying “times have changed” since the show first aired. The shows include scenes where the comedians portray characters from different ethnic backgrounds with the use of...
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • Netflix Star Ben Platt Urges White People to Keep Donating Money to Bail Out Rioters

    05/31/2020 11:31:42 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31 2020 | DAVID NG
    Actor Ben Platt, the star of Netflix’s The Politician and the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen, is urging white people to keep donating money to bail funds in order to keep rioters who have been arrested out of jail. “White ppl at home pls keep donating to the bail funds below,” Ben Platt tweeted on Sunday. The Tony Award-winning actor also voiced his support for Black Lives Matter and told white people to avoid creating chaos when protesting in the streets because it will reflect badly on the black community. “White ppl at protests, though we can’t control undue violence...
  • Netflix hosed

    05/29/2020 9:25:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies
    Netflix hasn't worked in several weeks. Wife spend five hours on phone trying to get it reset. Nothing. Netflix absolutely sucks.
  • These 5 Streaming Moves Preview The COVID-19 Entertainment Shift

    05/29/2020 9:04:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    The streaming wars are heating up, as John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News' signs on with CBS, 'Hamilton' heads to Disney Plus, and Tom Hanks’ new war movie goes straight to Apple TV.The coronavirus crisis accelerated the trend of consumers choosing in-home entertainment — particularly, video-on-demand streaming services such as Netflix that maximize choices and almost eliminate ad breaks. U.S. theater ticket sales had already been in decline for the past 20 years, and today most theaters remain closed due to concerns about spreading COVID-19 in crowded, enclosed spaces. Ten major streaming services are now vying for subscribers, with hundreds of...
  • Hannah Gadsby Doesn’t Even Believe Her Own Argument

    05/28/2020 9:54:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    Gadsby's work is a testament to how eagerly the arbiters of our culture will devour and elevate work that convincingly purports to be progressive. Hannah Gadsby’s mission to rescue comedy from cruelty ends with “Douglas,” an act so immensely cruel it rises nearly to the level of torture. Gadsby, of course, is famous only because her first major special, “Nanette,” rejected the art of stand-up comedy, arguing that “punch lines need trauma” and are inherently “destructive.” Having pleased the liberal arbiters of culture, Gadsby followed her “powerful” and “transformative” rejection of stand-up with a stand-up special. “Nanette,” as it turns...
  • Hana Kimura, Pro-Wrestler and Contestant on 'Terrace House,' Dies at 22

    05/24/2020 8:31:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura's death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was cooperating in an investigation, and asked her fans to be respectful. Kimura was found dead at her home, Japanese media said. Kimura became the target of massive bullying on social media over her role on the Terrace House show on Netflix, which involves three men and three women temporarily living together at a shared house in Tokyo. The show was temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus. In her latest Instagram posting Friday, she published a photo of herself and her cat, with...
  • Netflix will start cancelling inactive members’ subscriptions

    05/21/2020 9:51:14 AM PDT · by FewsOrange · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | Thu, May 21 202011:37 AM EDT | Jessica Bursztynsky
    Netflix will start asking customers who haven’t used its platform in the past year if they want to keep their subscriptions, the company announced Thursday. If a customer doesn’t respond, Netflix will automatically cancel the subscription. The move is extremely unusual among companies that charge an annual subscription, and shows a measure of confidence in Netflix’s value proposition for customers. It may also help Netflix stand out against an influx of new competitors, including Disney+, NBCUniversal’s Peacock (which has a free ad-supported tier), and WarnerMedia’s upcoming HBO Max. “We’re asking everyone who has not watched anything on Netflix for a...
  • Take A Break From Self-Serious Hollywood Comedies And Let Yourself Enjoy ‘The Wrong Missy’

    05/21/2020 9:48:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 21, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    If you're not too good to enjoy people falling off cliffs or getting kicked in the face, 'The Wrong Missy' will be worth your time.Frivolity has fallen out of fashion in Hollywood comedies. Laughter is now merely part of a didactic journey to an emotional crescendo. Simple slapstick for the point of slapstick is rare. It’s exhausting to continuously be fed vegetables with our comedy, even if films like “The Big Sick” and “Trainwreck” are more carrot cake than Brussel sprouts. “The Wrong Missy” is just cake. Nothing fancy, maybe a box cake, but cake nonetheless. Netflix’s new Happy Madison-produced...
  • Will Bill Clinton Be Featured in Netflix’s Jeffrey Epstein Documentary?

    05/17/2020 7:04:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2020 | Christian Toto
    James Patterson Entertainment serves as a producing partner on the series. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Patterson is one of the most popular authors alive, responsible for best sellers like Along Came a Spider, Alex Cross and The President Is Missing. The latter matters most given the author’s co-writer -- President Bill Clinton. The duo even made the press rounds during the book’s 2018 release, leading to an awkward exchange on NBC tied to the president’s Monica Lewinsky scandal. . . . What’s already clear is that another prominent player made the final cut. President Donald Trump. The...
  • Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’ Could Have Been Great If It Wasn’t So Focused On Being Woke

    05/15/2020 7:42:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    At the end of the day, 'Hollywood' doesn't care about telling a compelling story about interesting people, but is intent on demonstrating the importance of representation in media. There are two excellent stories at the center of “Hollywood,” Ryan Murphy’s alt-history saga of old Hollywood. An intrepid group of friends attempt to make a big studio romance starring a talented black actress in 1947. An aspiring actor must negotiate his desire for fame with his morals, in the backdrop of a sexually exploitive agent and the omnipresent risk of his homosexuality becoming discovered.Both of these stories are technically covered in...
  • Netflix defends packing shows with LGBT ‘representation’: ‘every gay person is very necessary’

    05/13/2020 1:41:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 118 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | May 12th 2020 | Calvin Freiburger
    Even in a world as uniformly left wing as Hollywood, Netflix’s wokeness stands out, from leading the pro-abortion mob against Georgia to controversial productions such as The Two Popes. But one of the most pervasive manifestations of the streaming platform’s priorities is its glut of LGBT content. “LGBTQ” is a specific searchable genre, and one 2017 list counted a whopping 57 shows on the platform featuring gay characters. Naturally, not everyone is impressed, as evidenced by this tweet going viral last week: Every damn new series— ADAM (@AdamSB___) May 5, 2020 The visual apparently resonated with enough people that...
  • Michelle Obama Netflix Flop

    05/12/2020 12:54:02 AM PDT · by O6ret · 28 replies
    Michelle movie biography gets panned by critics
  • Michelle Obama Netflix Documentary Panned by Critics: Bland, Self-Celebratory, Paper-Thin(Photo warning!)

    05/09/2020 7:26:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 5/7/2020 | David Ng
    Becoming, the new Michelle Obama documentary on Netflix, seems like the kind of left-wing hagiography that mainstream media critics would lap up in Pavlovian fashion. Instead, the movie has fallen flat with reviewers who have called it “bland,” “self-celebratory,” and a “paper-thin” account of the former first lady. The documentary is the latest collaboration between Netflix and the Obamas, who struck a lucrative production deal with the streamer in 2018. Former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice currently sits on Netflix’s board of directors.
  • Netflix announces a new Michelle Obama documentary ‘Becoming’, due out May 6 (Barf)

    04/28/2020 6:39:27 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 59 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | April 27, 2020 | Anthony Ha
    Netflix and Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company have announced their latest film: “Becoming,” a documentary that follows Michelle as she goes on tour to promote her bestselling memoir of the same name. Although the documentary was directed by Nadia Hallgren, it sounds like the film had extensive access to and input from Michelle Obama . After all, it was produced by Higher Ground Productions, the company the Obamas formed to create content for Netflix, Spotify and others. And the announcement comes with a letter from Obama, in which she says this wasn’t just a standard book tour: “In groups...
  • Netflix Adds a Record 15.8 Million Subscribers

    04/22/2020 6:40:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 4/22/20 | Danny Vena
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) reported earnings after the market close on Tuesday, and the all-important subscriber acquisitions far exceeded even the most bullish forecasts. Before the COVID-19 pandemic marched across the globe, Netflix had guided for 7 million new paying members. As the number of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders increased, however, so did analysts' growth estimates, with some exceeding 10 million. Even that wasn't enough. The streaming pioneer added a record 15.77 million new monthly subscribers, up nearly 23% year over year, bringing its global total to 182.86 million. Domestic growth -- which had recently stagnated -- was reignited by those...