watching Netflix saves times

It’s no secret that Netflix is a service that consumers of entertainment are totally stoked to have. It’s easily the most used streaming service available today, conveniently bringing thousands of movies and television shows straight to your television thanks to the wizardry of the internet.

And while you think you might be wasting your life away binging on all Netflix has to offer, the streaming service is also saving you time as well. Exstreamist (via The Mary Sue) recently did some math based on data available about Netflix and television advertising, and they’ve determined that watching Netflix saves time, due to the lack of commercials. Read More »

Netflix Picks Up Christopher Guest’s ‘Mascots’

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Over the past few years, Netflix has done a great job of establishing itself as a purveyor of quality television. And from here, it looks like the company’s push into film distribution will be similarly successful. The streaming service has added yet another promising project to its upcoming movie slate — Mascots, the latest film from Christopher Guest.

Get all the details on the Netflix Christopher Guest movie after the jump.  Read More »

Netflix price increase

If you’re a cord cutter who relies on Netflix for all your entertainment needs, then we have some potentially bad news.

The streaming service provided on Netflix is one of the best deals for entertainment out there, with the entry-level plans costing just $7.99 a month for access to all of Netflix’s streaming library. But it’s going to get a little more expensive in the future.

Find out more about the Netflix price increase after the jump! Read More »

Netflix Narcos

After a blood-splattered, cocaine-dusted first teaser, Netflix’s Narcos has come back with its first full-on trailer. Wagner Moura plays legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal the DEA agents who attempt to take him down in the 1980s. Watch the Narcos trailer after the jump. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

Get the Netflix movie release dates after the jump. Read More »

A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer

UPDATE: Alas, the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer has been revealed as a fake. Original story follows.

Last year, we got the very fortunate news that Netflix was fast-tracking a series based on Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. For fans, that meant a second chance to see the beloved books brought to life, following the little-loved 2004 movie starring Jim Carrey.

It’ll be a little while yet before we see if this attempt pans out any better than the last one did. But the first promo, at least, is very promising, with a deliciously creepy vibe that should feel familiar to book readers. Watch the A Series of Unfortunate Events teaser trailer after the jump. Read More »

Netflix series Montauk

Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.

A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.

Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »

Maria Bamford in Benched

While we wait for Netflix and Mitch Hurwitz to deliver another season of Arrested Development, they’ve got a little something else brewing with Arrested Development co-star Maria Bamford. Netflix has just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new original series executive produced by Hurwitz and starring Bamford. Get all the details on the Maria Bamford Netflix comedy after the jump.  Read More »

Degrassi

Back in olden times, a cancelled show’s best shot at salvation was another network — and if none of them wanted the show, it was just screwed. With the proliferation of streaming services hungry for original content, though, we’ve seen more and more series get axed by traditional broadcast or cable networks, only to find a second life online.

Case in point: Canadian teen drama Degrassi has become the latest show to get un-cancelled by Netflix, after getting the axe from TeenNick last week. More on the Netflix Degrassi resurrection after the jump.  Read More »

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Ricky Gervais‘ new movie for Netflix has amassed quite a cast. Eric Bana will star in Special Correspondents alongside Gervais himself, Vera Farmiga, America Ferrera, and many more. Hit the jump for your Special Correspondents first look, in addition to plot details, casting news, and more.  Read More »