Over the past couple of months, the phrase “Netflix and chill” has taken off as a meme of sorts. For those who don’t know what the phrase means, basically if you ask someone if they want to “Netflix and chill,” you might as well be asking them if they want to pretend to watch a movie and just get down to some risque adult business.
Seemingly in response to this online phenomenon, Netflix has just revealed a device that they’ve created called “The Switch,” which everyone has taken to calling the “Netflix and chill button.” It’s a one-button device that allows you to easily prepare for a night of watching Netflix and relaxing, and you can build one yourself. Read More »
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If you’ve recently been craving to watch the Dane Cook star vehicle, Good Luck Chuck, then you better hurry up, because it’s about to leave Netflix. Once again, the company is depriving us of comedy classics we just need to watch again and again. In reality, the streaming service is actually dropping some great movies next month. After the jump, check out our rundown of some of the best films leaving Netflix in October 2015.
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The USA Network hasn’t exactly been the go-to destination for the best programming on television, but their shows seem to find a decent enough audience on cable to stay alive. However, one particular show this past summer became a surprise hit for USA, and it’ll be heading to Amazon next year.
Amazon has just struck an exclusive deal for the streaming rights to Mr. Robot, the hacker thriller starring Rami Malek (The Pacific) as a paranoid vigilante hacker named Elliot who is recruited by an underground hacker (Christian Slater) to take down the mega-conglomerate he is paid to protect at his day job as an info-security engineer. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare for more terrifying visions of the future. Netflix has officially announced it’s picking up the buzzy sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror for a third season, to consist of 12 episodes. Keep in mind that this show has only put out six episodes (across two seasons) and a Christmas special to date. Netflix is nearly tripling the episode count in one fell swoop. Get details on the Black Mirror Netflix pickup after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
A new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is coming before the end of the year, but not to theaters. Junun, a documentary following Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur on a trip to India, will play exclusively on subscription streaming service MUBI, after debuting at the New York Film Festival.
Get details on the Paul Thomas Anderson Junun premiere after the jump. Read More »
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Netflix has released a new study revealing just how long it takes for viewers to become hooked by a television show. According to the data from the global streaming service, viewers are rarely hooked by a show in the pilot episode.
Netflix analyzed its global streaming data* across the inaugural seasons of some of today’s most popular shows – both Netflix original series and shows that premiered on other networks – looking for signals that pointed to when viewers became hooked. It turns out that when commercial breaks and appointment viewing are stripped away and consumers can watch an entire season as they choose, you can see fandom emerge. That is, 70% of viewers who watched the hooked episode went on to complete season one or more poetically, when members were hooked and there was no turning back.
So how long did it take popular television shows to hook the viewers? Find out, after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The first Jessica Jones teaser released last week was fantastic — gorgeous, moody, mysterious, and even helpful, thanks to its release date reveal. But it didn’t actually show us much of the series itself. For that, we turn to the new batch of official images released today.
Krysten Ritter leads Netflix’s latest Marvel series as the titular character, whose short-lived stint as a superheroine has come to a tragic end. She tries to rebuild her life as a P.I. who specializes in cases involving superpowered people. The Jessica Jones images also reveal David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper. See them all after the jump. Read More »
With the arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a few months away, there will be plenty more Star Wars hype coming down the road. One thing that fans have been hoping for more than anything is the return of the original Star Wars trilogy to theaters to lead up to the release of The Force Awakens, and it looks like their wish may come true.
The movie theater chain AMC Theatres recently posted a Twitter update saying that fans would have the opportunity to see all six Star Wars movies in theaters again before The Force Awakens arrives, complete with a link that presumably went to a page where you could learn more about the marathon.
Update: Netflix and AMC have both responded to refute this rumor. More info below.
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Just recently we learned that Epix would not be renewing their content deal with Netflix and would instead be heading to Hulu. But that’s not the only big change for the entertainment network.
Epix has just announced that subscribers will now have the ability to take advantage of offline playback, allowing users to download any of the movies in the Epix library for playback without needing to be connected to the internet. Read More »