We’ve all done it. The marathon. Those Lost weekends. The red-eyed nights watching episode after episode of 24 and Rome. We start acting like the meth-heads on Breaking Bad at 3 a.m.– just one more hit and then we’ll go to sleep.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wants to feed our guilty-pleasure binge viewing habit. In his latest earnings report to investors, he touts the benefits of his company’s ongoing… Continue reading Netflix touts TV binge viewing: Is waiting better?
Like most movie addicts, we like to keep close tabs on which “old” movies are popping up on Netflix’s Watch Instantly platform — and while their additions have been relatively unimpressive over the last several weeks, that all changed yesterday. Below you’ll find a big batch of films that just (re-)arrived on Netflix’s streaming service, complete with a few quick points on why you might want to queue them up… Continue reading Your Guide to the August Netflix Watch Instantly Catalog Explosion
In the latest move sure to infuriate subscribers, Netflix is dropping thousands of movies to focus on TV shows instead. If you want to stream “Scarface” or “Toy Story 3″ you’d better do it before Wednesday when these and thousands of other film titles will vanish for good, as Netflix’s Starz deal expires this week.
For Netflix, perhaps offering old TV shows is just cheaper than the latest films. Over the… Continue reading Netflix Starz Deal Expires: TV Over Movies For Popular Service?
Cable On DemandCable offers VOD programming (same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives) for rent, usually for 24- or 48-hour periods at prices from about $ 2.99 for older titles to $ 9.99 for new or exclusive releases. Since cable offers a direct connection from your cable provider, its VOD offerings are usually less prone to outside interference and can be streamed with surround sound and 3D when available.
The controversial… Continue reading The VOD Report: 'Anonymous,' 'A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas,' 'Tower Heist,' 'The Rum Diary' and the Films Netflix No Longer Wants You to Watch Instantly
… Netflix is close to ordering 13 episodes of its own horror series, Hemlock Grove, from Eli Roth. It’s based on a not-yet-published novel by Brian McGreevy, and the story “re-imagines everything it means to be a monster as reflected in the struggle to be human.” Sounds like Being Human, but gothier. [Deadline]
… Eva Longoria has sold a legal drama to The CW. (Pause for laughter.) The show, called… Continue reading News Briefs: Netflix Is About to Nab a Horror Series from Eli Roth, Jennifer Beals Joins Castle