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Netflix’s theater deal is a small step for subscriber growth and a big leap toward an Oscar

Yesterday, Netflix announced a new theater distribution deal with iPic Entertainment, a theater chain with 15 locations throughout the country. The deal will put 10 Netflix original films (a substantial portion of Netflix’s original films this year) in iPic’s New York and Los Angeles theaters. Getting their content into theaters around the country is a smart move by Netflix, for more reasons than one. Subscriber growth Everyone …

HTML standardization group calls on W3C to protect security researchers from DRM

The World Wide Web Consortium has embarked upon an ill-advised project to standardize Digital Rights Management (DRM) for video at the behest of companies like Netflix; in so doing, they are, for the first time, making a standard whose implementations will be covered under anti-circumvention laws like Section 1201 of the DMCA, which makes it a potential felony to reveal defects in products without the …

Mascots, a new mockumentary from Christopher "Best in Show" Guest

After the astounding success of Spinal Tap, Christopher Guest directed a string of brilliant mockumentaries in the same style, like “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman”; now he’s created “Mascots” for Netflix, about “the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots.” Mascots is a new comedy from Christopher Guest, director of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show. Starring many of his …

From Heathers to Stranger Things: Winona Ryder's best looks

Winona Ryder’s credentials as an 80s style icon were cemented by the double whammy of playing both Beetlejuice’s teen goth and Heathers’ queen bee gone wrong. It’s part of what makes this summer’s retro hit Stranger Things work so well: seeing her back in the 1980s, in a beaten-up field jacket surrounded by BMXs and landlines, just feels right. Here’s a reminder of some of …

Netflix launches iOS and Android apps for its internet speed test service

Netflix began helping its users test their internet connection for streaming speeds in May when it introduced Fast.com. Now it is bringing that service to mobile with the launch of apps for iOS and Android, as first spotted by 9to5Mac. Just like the Fast.com website for desktops, the “Fast Speed Test” apps give you a reading on the kind of speed you can expect Netflix to …

BoJack Horseman Opened My Eyes to the Realities of Depression

Editor’s Note: You’ll find mild spoilers for the Netflix show BoJack Horseman below, but also a lot of deep personal truths that make the spoilers worth it (IMHO). -AmberEveryone has a piece of media that they connect with on a “real” level. You could call it your favorite or you could say how … Continue reading Source link

Boars, Gore, and Swords podcast talks Netflix's Stranger Things

This week on the podcast, Boars, Gore, and Swords takes a break from the A Song of Ice and Fire book club to watch the first episode of Netflix’s Spielbergian horror sci-fi series Stranger Things. In this installment of What You Should Be Watching, Ivan and Red discuss the shows’s many references, what constitutes a solid creeping monster jump scare, and ill-fated emotional attachments to burly diner cooks. To catch up on previous …

The threats and challenges for Netflix in Asia

Harris Siddiqui Crunch Network Contributor Harris Siddiqui is a digital marketing consultant and online privacy blogger. How to join the network You might call it a Hollywood makeover of the tech industry; Netflix, a company that used to send you DVDs by mail and was almost sold to Blockbuster for a paltry $50 million, is now a juggernaut staring down big TV networks as it …

Review: Voltron, Legendary Defender

My people raised me on the greatness of Voltron Lion Force. So when I discovered there was a remake on Netflix, I was excited. Scared. The bland unpleasantness of the Thundercats reboot lingers still with me. Last night I caught the first episodes, and I have to say I 👏 was 👏 pleasantly 👏 surprised. The animation is top-notch. The music lacks the original’s amazing …