Got Netflix?

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Do you have Netflix?

Yeah I do and I always need more friends
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50%
Yeah, but I don't want anyone to see how much I rent From Justin to Kelly
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Nope, but I'm thinking about getting it
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Got no use for it
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I use blockbuster's thing
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Total votes: 32

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Ribbons wrote:Damn you! You totally should, by the way.

(don't have netflix can't chill)
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I guess our booty calls will have to be at my place, then.
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'One Day at a Time': TV Review
With Rita Moreno and Justina Machado leading the way, Netflix's remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom feels fresh and familiar and funny.
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TheButcher wrote:'One Day at a Time': TV Review
With Rita Moreno and Justina Machado leading the way, Netflix's remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom feels fresh and familiar and funny.

Wow that looks....terrible. And was that hipster doofus supposed to be Schneider?
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Just in case anyone's missed it, I would whole heartedly recommend, 'The Get Down'

Absolutely marvellous show.
Papa: The musical!

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So Sorry "I'll give you a word to describe it: classless."
Cptn Kirks 2pay: ".....utterly unclassy....."
DennisMM: "...Decidedly unclassy..."
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Maui wrote:I watched the entire season of The Crown on Netflix. This is a top notch series with superb acting by Claire Foy, John Lithgow and Dr. Who (aka Matt Smith). The story line for Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend's ill-fated love affair is heartbreaking to watch. Can't wait for season 2.
John Lithgow talks playing Yoda!


Hans Zimmer - The Crown Main Title (2016)
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Maui wrote:
TheButcher wrote:
Maui wrote:I watched the entire season of The Crown on Netflix. This is a top notch series with superb acting by Claire Foy, John Lithgow and Dr. Who (aka Matt Smith). The story line for Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend's ill-fated love affair is heartbreaking to watch. Can't wait for season 2.
Hans Zimmer - The Crown Main Title (2016)
Hans Zimmer brilliance.
The Crown’s Claire Foy on Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis, Season 2, and Princess Margaret’s Affair

Netflix's content boss explained the reason he bet big on 'The Crown,' its Golden Globe winner

Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ will be re-cast after second season, lead actress confirms: Report

The Crown: Queen Elizabeth’s Surprising Downton Abbey Connection Involves “Porchie”

‘The Crown’ Dealt Royal Flush With Big Golden Globes Wins For Netflix
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Netflix's Super Violent ‘Castlevania’ Animated Series

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Collider:
Exclusive: ‘Castlevania’ Producer Adi Shankar Teases Animated Series’ R-Rated ‘Game of Thrones’ Vibe


/film Rumor:
‘Castlevania’ TV Series Coming From ‘Adventure Time’ Producer?
Angie Han wrote: It’s hard to get too excited about video game movies right now, considering Hollywood’s still-pretty-terrible track record with them, but maybe a video game TV series will have better luck. It appears Castlevania could be making its way to the small screen, from Adventure Time executive producer Fred Seibert.
Super Violent ‘Castlevania’ Animated Series Coming from Producer Adi Shankar
DAVE TRUMBORE wrote: We’ve been hearing rumblings of a Castlevania animated series in the works for a few months now, but didn’t have much to go on other than whispers emanating from torch-lit corridors. Now, however, after seeing producer Adi Shankar make mention of a Castlevania project over social media, our own Steve Weintraub reached out to him to see just what was up his armored sleeve. It seems that Shankar himself will be bringing the Belmont family (back) to life as a “hard-hitting anime” style animated series.
Question: How did the project come about?

Adi Shankar: In a meeting with Kevin Kolde … he’s a really awesome dude. Frederator and Kevin acquired the rights a few years ago.
First of all, the fact that the independent animation studio Frederator is involved with the production such give this project a huge amount of credibility. This is the same team that’s behind smash hits such as Adventure Time and The Fairly OddParents. Secondly, it’s great to hear that they’ve acquired the adaptation rights to the Konami game since that will presumably allow them to put their own spin on the series without too much interference from outside.
What are you basing the story on?

Shankar: Castlevania III.
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Tsutomu Nihei's Blame! | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix | Polygon


Producer Adi Shankar Unveiles Poster for Netflix's Castlevania Series
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ANN:
Godzilla Anime Film to Stream on Netflix Globally This Year

The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla:
NETFLIX ACQUIRES ANIMATED "GODZILLA" MOVIE!
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/film:
Netflix Thinks We Need to Stop Romanticizing the Cinema Experience… And I Kind-of Agree?!
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Millarworld Aug 7, 2017:
Biggest news ever - Netflix Buys Millarworld!!

/Film August 7th, 2017:
Netflix Buys ‘Kingsman’ Comic Book Publisher Millarworld
Hoai-Tran Bui wrote: Netflix joins the race for superhero world domination, making its first-ever publishing acquisition with Millarworld, the comics publisher behind Kingsman, Kick-Ass, and other projects spearheaded by writer Mark Millar.

The streaming company announced that it bought Millarworld on Monday. Though the terms of the transaction weren’t clear, Netflix said it will develop films, TV shows and kids’ series based on Millarworld series. Millarworld, in turn, will publish new stories under the Netflix label.

The little streaming company that could is on its way to becoming a superhero titan the likes of Warner Bros., which has owned DC Comics since 1968, and Disney, which acquired Marvel in 2009. Millarworld is a lesser known comics company to be sure, though several film adaptations of its properties have been met with critical and commercial success, like Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Since it’s just an acquisition, we have no way of knowing whether this will be a smart step for Netflix whose past business decisions, like its four-movie deal with Adam Sandler, have been somewhat questionable. However Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos seems to have a lot of confidence in the deal with Millarworld, going so far as to call the comic book publisher’s founder Mark Millar a “modern-day Stan Lee.” Which is…high praise.

Sarandos announced the deal on Monday with a press release and Netflix teaser video highlighting some of Millarworld’s most renowned releases.

Sarandos continued his praise of Millar, and teased the type of content that Netflix would produce out of this acquisition:
“Mark has created a next-generation comics universe, full of indelible characters living in situations people around the world can identify easily with. We look forward to creating new Netflix Originals from several existing franchises as well as new super-hero, anti-hero, fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories Mark and his team will continue to create and publish.”
Millar runs Millarworld with his wife, Lucy Millar. He started the publishing company in 2004, which has since gone on to create 18 franchises. Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman have been adapted for the big screen to varying degrees of success, though together the films have grossed $1 billion at the global box office.

Millar wrote on his website that he’s taking a hiatus from producing new comics to fly to Los Angeles and “strategise the next steps… you’ll be hearing about each fascinating turn when I’m allowed to share it.”

I’m not hugely familiar with the works from Millarworld, having only seen the silver screen adaptations of Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman. Netflix does seem like an appropriate home for graphic, boundary-pushing comics like those mentioned above, though I feel like some of the success of Kick-Ass and Kingsman can be attributed to the directorial flair of Matthew Vaughn, who took a lot of creative liberties with his adaptations of the properties. We’ll see if this is the beginning of Netflix’s journey to becoming a studio that can rival Warner Bros. or Disney, which currently dominate the superhero landscape in both the big and small screens.
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CNBC AUGUST 08, 2017:
Disney will pull its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming services
Michelle Castillo wrote:
  • Disney announced during its latest earnings report it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix
  • It also will launch an ESPN video streaming service in early 2018, including MLB, NHL and MLS content.
  • There's also plans to launch a branded Disney direct to consumer streaming service in 2019


The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to remove its movies from Netflix.

Instead, Disney plans to launch a branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019 starting in the U.S. and expanding globally.

CEO Bob Iger told CNBC's Julia Boorstin Disney had a "good relationship" with Netflix, but decided to exercise an option to move its content off the platform. Movies to be removed include Disney as well as Pixar's titles, according to Iger. Netflix said Disney movies will be available through the end of 2018 on its platform. Marvel TV shows will remain.

The new platform will be the home for all Disney movies going forward, starting with the 2019 theatrical slate which includes "Toy Story 4," "Frozen 2," and the upcoming live-action "The Lion King." It will also be making a "significant investment" in exclusive movies and television series for the new platform.

The company will also launch its own ESPN video streaming service in early 2018. The platform, which will feature about 10,000 sporting events each year, will have content from the MLB, NHL, MLS, collegiate sports and tennis' Grand Slam events.

To power the services, Disney is buying a majority ownership of BAM Tech for $1.58 billion. Disney bought a 33 percent stake in the company, which was spun off from digital media company MLB Advanced Media, in August 2016.

"This represents a big strategic shift for the company," Iger said to CNBC. "We felt that having control of a platform we've been very impressed with after buying 33 percent of it a year ago would give us control of our destiny."

Netflix stock dropped more than 5 percent upon announcement of the news.
THR AUGUST 08, 2017:
Disney to Pull Movies From Netflix, Launch Streaming Service


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Disney Is Planning to Pull All of Its Movies From Netflix and Start Its Own Streaming Service [Updated]
James Whitbrook wrote: UPDATE 08/08 5.45PM:
Speaking to the press on a media call in the wake of the announcement, Disney CEO Bob Iger noted that while Disney’s own movies would definitely move over to the new services, the rights of the Star Wars and Marvel films are still being decided—and in fact, those movies specifically could stay exclusive to a place like Netflix
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in the history of movie geekdom, there have been several big franchise rivalries that pit fan against fan.
Star Wars vs Star Trek. Marvel vs DC. LOTR vs Game of Thrones.
but there is one franchise rivalry that stands above them all, one that truly divides the geek community like no other can.

i am, of course, referring to
The Addams Family vs. The Munsters

these two titans of serial horror-comedy have been throwing down since the sixties. first there were the concurrently running B&W network television programs, a battle that would continue to be waged in syndication for decades after. then the newer generation took over in the late 80s-early 90s duel between The New Addams Family and The Munsters Today. the knockout punch finally appeared to land when The Addams Family made the jump to the big screen in a classic trilogy of live-action films, later followed by an animated version. it appeared the fight was finally over.

or was it?

in 2022, Netflix has resuscitated the corpse of Hermann Munster and summoned Wednesday Addams from the animated afterlife to once again do battle in the streaming universe, giving us:
Rob Zombie's The Munsters vs. Tim Burton's Wednesday

This epic witches' brew-haha of a brawl can only have one champion, and having watched both, the champion is clear...

Wednesday

this 8-episode series is a worthy successor to the former movies and television versions. the focus here is on Wednesday Addams (and her five-fingered accomplice Thing) with occasional drop-ins by the other Addams characters here and there. Christina Ricci's performance as Wednesday in the films is iconic, and Jenna Ortega is equally up to the task in this series. It helps that Ricci's Wednesday was still a grade-schooler, while she is now a teenager in this series, which adds a new dimension of complexity to the character the show can explore. that means forming friendships and discovering boys, which could have been a disaster, but they manage to keep the character true to her morbid origins with just enough of a tiny sprinkling of the teenage angst and drama to ground her. the humor and the tone is spot-on, especially in the earlier episodes, and Wednesday has plenty of good morbid one-liners. the first 4 episodes are directed by Tim Burton, and this is right in his wheelhouse. i did feel like the 2nd half veered a bit too far from the humor and into the mystery aspect of the show, which wasn't all that compelling (especially since the identities of certain villains seemed pretty obvious by the halfway point). but overall it was an excellent update and worthwhile continuation of the franchise.

The Munsters

as far as these two franchises go, where the Addams Family brand of dark comedy is more understated, the Munsters is just completely over-the-top slapstick humor. the Munsters were all about delivering the typical sitcom comedy tropes through the lens of classic monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula and the Wolfman. and these two projects definitely reflect that dichotomy.
the problem with the Munsters is, Rob Zombie is not a very good director, and he's an even worse writer. it's clear Rob Zombie understands the tone of the Munsters perfectly. he just doesn't understand how to reproduce that tone on film. there are a lot of bits in this film that have a general semblance to something resembling a joke, minus the part about being funny. so you have a vaudeville-like atmosphere full of sight gags and one-liners that are just extraordinarily unfunny. the result is an absolute disaster of a film that borders on unwatchable. it's pretty much an embarrassment for everyone involved (minus Sheri Moon Zombie, whose probably well past being embarrassed about being in her husband's films, because she wouldn't have a career otherwise). that said, Sheri Moon Zombie is probably the least bad thing about this dungheap. i felt the worst for the poor sap trying to play Hermann Munster. that's an example of a role that is so heavily identified with the original actor, that any new version is either going to come off as a poor imitation/impression of Fred Gwynn's original performance, or something so radically different that it's unrecognizable as the character. it's a thankless role, and that shows. still, it's a problem that could have been overcome with decent writing, but as this movie makes clear, that is something Rob Zombie is utterly incapable of.

so the results are in, and The Addams Family maintains it's crown as the king of 60's-television-series-based family-comedy-horror. Wednesday is clearly headed for a season 2, which is welcome. The Munsters ends in a place that is clearly designed to set up the next film, or a new series, or something, but given how terrible this first film turned out, i would expect, or at least hope, that any future plans get shelved or at least handed over to a writer and director who possess talent.
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My 13 year old daughter and her friends binged the Wednesday show (and thus, I assumed I wasn't the target/didn't watch :D ).

Didn't realize the Munsters/Zombie flick was on Netflix. I just queued it up. I'm not sure I've liked a single thing Zombie has done in his career except for White Zombie's La Sexorcisto.
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The Munsters has one thing going for it: it looks great. bright, colorful (ironic for a movie based on a B&W show), cool cinematography. might be ok to watch as long as you turn the sound off and play La Sexorcisto on repeat.

i don't think Wednesday is overly YA-focused. plenty to enjoy for us oldsters, but particularly so if you're still in touch with your inner sulky teenager.
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Nope. Got 20 minutes or so into it and turned it off. What the f was that all about? Holy crap that was beyond terrible.
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so sorry wrote: Tue Dec 13, 2022 9:34 am Nope. Got 20 minutes or so into it and turned it off. What the f was that all about? Holy crap that was beyond terrible.
i assume you're referring to The Munsters. at least it's obvious from the start how bad it's gonna be, so you're not sitting there wondering if it's gonna get better. because it definitely is not gonna get better. i actually "watched" the whole thing, by which i mean, let it keep running in the background while i scrolled on my iphone.
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