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What goes up must come down. That old aphorism is likely ringing heavily in Netflix executives’ ears as the company’s share price is hammered by investors after some rough Q2 numbers. Although globally Netflix has surpassed 150 million subscribers, the streamer saw its U.S. subscriber count drop for the first time in its history. Ouch. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Netflix Going to Add Ads?

Netflix is getting ready to report its performance in the second quarter of the year. As domestic subscriber growth begins to slow, some in the industry are starting to wonder how much longer Netflix can remain ad-free. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever noticed how, er, smoky Netflix is? The streaming giant, which is uber-popular among children as well as adults, has been called out by anti-smoking group Truth Initiative for its frequent depictions of tobacco use in its original programming. Now, Netflix has committed to cutting back on the smoke. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve had some of the curtain pulled back on the long-expected streaming service that Disney plans to use to compete with Netflix and others in the space. Called Disney Plus, the new service will officially launch in the U.S. November 12 and will cost just $7 per month. Read the rest of this entry »

Whether you credit it to the resurrection of vinyl,  Millennial/Gen-X nostalgia, or something else–CDs are becoming a thing again. Years after getting displaced by MP3s, and then Spotify, the humble compact disc is getting hotter with consumers who still like their music on physical media.

Redbox has noticed this trend, and is jumping in with RedRocks, its new CD rental service. Check out the full press release from Redbox after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

The Average Netflix Viewer Watches 2 Hours Per Day

Ever wonder how your Netflix binging habit compares to your neighbors? Well, Netflix has just shared that information with us. At the INTV Conference in Jerusalem this week, Netflix’s vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, shared that the typical Netflix user watches movies and shows for an average of two hours each day.

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday! Hollywoods biggest and most beautiful stars will turn out for a host-less evening that the Academy promises will be shorter and more entertaining than ever. They do make that promise every year, so we won’t be holding our breath for the nearly four hours the proceedings usually take.

That said, there are some truly great films and filmmakers being honored this weekend, and the race for Best Picture is more wide open than it has been in years. A little drama and suspense may be just the thing the venerable awards ceremony needs to keep things interesting.

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And the Oscars Nominees Are…

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are here! Hollywood’s biggest night beckons next month, and we now have the complete list of people and projects that are up for awards. This year’s Oscars are going to be pretty interesting, including the fact that there will likely be no host, as Kevin Hart backed out of the gig a few weeks back after facing backlash over a checkered social media history. It will be interesting to see how the Academy pulls off the first host-less ceremony in decades.

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Netflix Raises Prices Again

Get ready tor pay more for your Netflix subscription. The streaming giant has announced that it will be hiking the cost of its most popular monthly plan by $2, from $11 to $13 per month. The change is already in effect for new subscribers, and will be rolled out to existing subscribers over the next few months.

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Every week, we offer our readers an opportunity to win free prizes. This week, we’re giving away a Redbox eGift card to a lucky winner!

It’s Black Friday weekend–for the next few days through Cyber Monday, people will be shopping frantically to get a jump on their Christmas list. And maybe pick up a few items for themselves :)

Let’s talk about your Black Friday movie shopping!

 

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