Tag: Netflix

Netflix Has Released The Trailer For Its New Animated ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Series

[embedded content] Share This Video Netflix has released a trailer and premiere date for its new animated Carmen Sandiego series, which will be hitting the streaming service later this month. This latest offering in the franchise — which originated as an educational video game series in the 1980s followed by a PBS game show and […]

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Here’s a Behind-the-Scenes Look at How ‘Black Mirror’ Made ‘Bandersnatch’

By now, the world has had a week to watch (and then rewatch) the incredible mindfuck that is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Netflix’s choose-your-own-adventure movie is a haunting and wholly original feat of filmmaking—but it’s also supremely frustrating, because the thing is so complex that you probably won’t ever be able to see every possible permutation […]

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Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Trailer Shows Gillian Anderson Launching An Uncomfortable Conversation

[embedded content] Share This Video When you were a teenager, did you receive “the talk” from your parents? From conversations that I’ve held with my friends, it seems that adults would rather do anything but discuss sex with their kids. However, Gillian Anderson’s character doesn’t hold back in Netflix’s Sex Education trailer while talking to […]

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‘Bird Box,’ ‘Hush,’ And ‘A Quiet Place’ Have Inspired A ‘Can’t Hear Can’t Speak Can’t See’ Meme

Netflix Since premiering on Netflix in mid-December, Bird Box has gone on to become a smash sensation, amassing a whopping 45 million-plus account views — the highest ever on record for a Netflix original film. And predictably, with the popularity of the film came a variety of memes, such as Twitter users posting cheeky images […]

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Kuumba & Chill: Netflix’s Doyenne Jasmyn Lawson Is Out Here Doing It for the Culture

Screenshot: The Root As we continue on our Kwanzaa trek this year, today we celebrate Kuumba, or creativity, a place where—let’s be frank—black folks excel. From Black Twitter to music of practically every genre; from comedy to cooking; from politics to fashion, we are nothing if not creative. Kuumba is defined as: “To do always […]

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Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ Was Watched By Over 45 Million Accounts

While Netflix isn’t shy about sharing the number of subscribers they have, the company doesn’t really share how many people watch its shows. In a recent post on Twitter, the company has announced that its “Bird Box” movie starring Sandra Bullock was viewed by 45 million “Netflix accounts”. We’re not sure if there is a […]

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Netflix No Longer Accepting iTunes Payment For New Users

Apple takes a cut through the App Store whenever a developer sells something, whether it be the app itself or in-app purchases. Unsurprisingly some companies are too pleased with this practice and some have even encouraged users to subscribe directly from their website instead of through the App Store. Apple has made some changes to […]

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Bandersnatch Stole 3 Hours of My Life Last Night, and Will Get Even More of My Time Over the Weekend

Photo: Netflix Let me tell you how I am operating on about four hours of sleep right now. My night started out with an Erykah Badu concert at the Novo in Los Angeles, but that is a story for another time. My only point in mentioning it is that I got home rather late—at 1 […]

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Netflix Has Released Streaming Numbers For ‘Birdbox’ That Point To It Being A Record-Breaking Smash Hit

Netflix Netflix’s business plan remains a mystery to everyone but the streaming service, but they’re dead serious with their end-year programming game. For two years in a row, Netflix has plunked down a pulpy, late-December offering with A-list talent during what many would consider to be a dumping ground. Yes, a few theater-bound films like […]

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Netflix permanently pulls iTunes billing for new users

Netflix is further distancing itself from Apple’s iTunes tax bracket. Earlier this year, the streaming giant enabled iOS users in more than two dozen markets to bypass the iTunes payment method as part of an experiment. The company now tells VentureBeat that it has concluded the experiment and has incorporated the change globally. “We no longer support […]

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Sony Reportedly Tried To Sell ‘Holmes And Watson’ To Netflix After Disastrous Screenings

Sony Pictures The third big-screen comedy pairing of John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell — which would have once seemed like easy box office gold — was decidedly a swing and a whiff, according to the court of public opinion, anyway. Holmes and Watson premiered on Christmas Day to overwhelmingly negative reviews, initially earning an […]

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Netflix’s Bird Box Is Really About How White People Don’t Want to See Racism

Screenshot: Netflix Spoiler alert: Some major plot points will be revealed in this article. And by “some,” I mean “all of them.” If you haven’t seen or read the viral social media discussions of the Netflix thriller Bird Box, you’re missing one of the greatest race allegory movies that has ever been released in the […]

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The Trailer for the ‘Black Mirror’ Film Is a ‘Mind-Mangling’ Nightmare

After a month of rumors, leaks, and vague details cribbed from Korean websites, Netflix has finally released the first official trailer for the upcoming Black Mirror movie, Bandersnatch—and the thing looks like a complete and utter mindfuck. The minute-and-a-half-long trailer and its accompanying plot synopsis confirm a lot of what we already knew about the […]

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A ‘Bird Box’ Deleted Scene Actually Showed What The Monster Looked Like

NETFLIX [Spoilers for Bird Box] Netflix is notoriously secretive when it comes to viewership numbers, but considering the number of “spoilers without context” tweets, I’d wager Bird Box is a hit. Based on Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name, the post-apocalyptic thriller stars Sandra Bullock as a mother trying to protect two children during […]

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