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Did You Know Netflix Is Cropping Your Movies?



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Hey, film fans: If you’re using Netflix, you may be missing out on what’s happening at the edge of the frame. Apparently, the service is bowing to those viewers who want films to fill their screens, even at the risk of chopping some off. The movies in question are those filmed in the “Scope” format, Flavorwire notes. Normal widescreen has an… Continue reading Did You Know Netflix Is Cropping Your Movies?

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