9 of the 10 Most Streamed Shows Are on Netflix


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Stuck at home and streaming a TV show? I bet it’s on Netflix…


As we covered earlier this week, Netflix dominates when it comes to second-chance screenings. Whether it’s movies that failed at the box office or shows that never found a wide audience, Netflix is often turning garbage into gold.



Schitt’s Creek, which was already popular while on Canadian TV, is now in the top ten of shows streamed online this week.



When it comes to the most screened shows on the internet, it feels Continue reading “9 of the 10 Most Streamed Shows Are on Netflix”

Why Was Adam Sandler Worried He Would Ruin ‘Punch Drunk Love’?


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Adam Sandler is one of the greatest actors alive. Even if he doesn’t know it.


Every year we wait to see what Adam Sandler brings us. Will it be an Uncut Gems year or will we celebrate with a Hubie Halloween? Either way, you know Sandler will go all out in the role. He has been since he broke into the mainstream.



Like it or not, Sandler is one of our greatest actors. He straddles the world between indie and mainstream, waiting for the role he’s called to…or ones he Continue reading “Why Was Adam Sandler Worried He Would Ruin ‘Punch Drunk Love’?”

See Ridley Scott’s Controversial 1990 Car Commercial That Aired Only Once


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Ridley Scott commercials are works of art.


Fast cars are fun. They are the closest any of us will get to being in NASCAR or F1 racing. You sit behind the wheel, hear a powerful engine rev, and the sound takes you over. It feels like nothing can catch you.



That feeling was the marketing behind Nissan’s 1990 300ZX Turbo. In its most famous commercial, directed by Ridley Scott, they tell a story of a dreamer and the attempts made to catch him in his Twin Turbo Z.


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How Can a Movie Be Both a Hit and a Miss? ‘Mallrats’ Turns 25


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It’s been 25 years, and I think I can finally see the sailboat…


I am not sure the statute of limitations is over on this, but I downloaded Mallrats in 8th grade, and I think it changed my life. (For legal reasons, this is a joke.) Mallrats was my gateway drug into the world of Kevin Smith. That world, like ours, has extreme highs and extreme lows. and somehow Mallrats encapsulates everything in the Smith aura.



It’s both a movie from someone who can deeply connect to basic emotions and Continue reading “How Can a Movie Be Both a Hit and a Miss? ‘Mallrats’ Turns 25”

Can a Comedy Topple a Political Regime?


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Movies have always been able to start a conversation, but can they start a movement, as well?


In the early 1940s, Americans were not sure they should join the war in Europe. Some wanted to intervene, but not many people knew about the Nazis and the atrocities that were being committed. They knew they stopped getting letters from loved ones, and they knew that many Jewish families were fleeing persecution.



But a little movie called Casablanca changed that.



The film, which hit the silver screen on Nov. Continue reading “Can a Comedy Topple a Political Regime?”

Listen to the ‘Mank’ Score While Viewing 200 BTS Photos on Netflix’s ‘Secret Website’


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Get inspired with Atticus Ross, Trent Reznor, and David Fincher…


What better way to appreciate the beauty of Mank than while listening to the epic soundtrack?



David Fincher’s new movie comes out in December and Netflix has a put out a “secret” website that showcases its soundtrack and behind-the-scenes stills.



It’s pretty much only a secret in name only, but it’s still wonderful to experience.

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In a Rare Move, Netflix Reveals Stats That Show It’s Dominating Home Viewing


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Everyone wants to know what’s on Netflix…


The pandemic has decimated theatrical distribution. It’s safe to say that we will never return to the way things were, but no one knows where we are going with film distribution.



One thing we have observed is that when Netflix drops a new, huge title, people are watching it… and they’re watching it in the tens of millions over a period of weeks.



The numbers for these releases are so good that Netflix, usually tight-lipped about this stuff, is out Continue reading “In a Rare Move, Netflix Reveals Stats That Show It’s Dominating Home Viewing”

Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’


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Terrence Malick’s exploration of American space has a fan in Chloe Zhao.


The filmmaking of Terrence Malick can be both inclusive and exclusive. At different points in his career, he’s chosen to invite the audience into multiple perspectives and experiences in order to get the message of the chosen story across.



That point of view fluctuates in a movie like The New World, which is simultaneously about the wonderment of discovery, the power of love, and also the foreboding evil that was colonization and genocide in the early Americas.

Continue reading “Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’”

Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’


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Terrence Malick’s exploration of American space has a fan in Chloe Zhao.


The filmmaking of Terrence Malick can be both inclusive and exclusive. At different points in his career, he’s chosen to invite the audience into multiple perspectives and experiences in order to get the message of the chosen story across.



That point of view fluctuates in a movie like The New World, which is simultaneously about the wonderment of discovery, the power of love, and also the foreboding evil that was colonization and genocide in the early Americas.

Continue reading “Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’”

Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


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Terrence Malick’s exploration of American space has a fan in Chloe Zhao.


The filmmaking of Terrence Malick can be both inclusive and exclusive. At different points in his career, he’s chosen to invite the audience into multiple perspectives and experiences in order to get the message of the chosen story across.



That point of view fluctuates in a movie like The New World, which is simultaneously about the wonderment of discovery, the power of love, and also the foreboding evil that was colonization and genocide in the early Americas.

Continue reading “Director Chloe Zhao Offers a Thorough Breakdown of Terrence Malick’s ‘The New World’”

The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down


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After just 7 months, the short-form streamer’s missteps are finally catching up.


The Wrap is reporting that Quibi might shutter after only seven months in operation. They are gathering the executives to break the news and will return what’s left of the initial investor money. Quibi was a big swing that felt like it suffered not only from the pandemic but from not understanding people want entertainment they can watch anywhere.



As the article goes on to say, “A knowledgeable individual told The Wrap that Katzenberg has been trying to sell Continue reading “The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down”

The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down


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After just 7 months, the short-form streamer’s missteps are finally catching up.


The Wrap is reporting that Quibi might shutter after only seven months in operation. They are gathering the executives to break the news and will return what’s left of the initial investor money. Quibi was a big swing that felt like it suffered not only from the pandemic but from not understanding people want entertainment they can watch anywhere.



As the article goes on to say, “A knowledgeable individual told The Wrap that Katzenberg has been trying to sell Continue reading “The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down”

The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


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After just 7 months, the short-form streamer’s missteps are finally catching up.


The Wrap is reporting that Quibi might shutter after only seven months in operation. They are gathering the executives to break the news and will return what’s left of the initial investor money. Quibi was a big swing that felt like it suffered not only from the pandemic but from not understanding people want entertainment they can watch anywhere.



As the article goes on to say, “A knowledgeable individual told The Wrap that Katzenberg has been trying to sell Continue reading “The Death Rattle Heard Around the World: Quibi May Be Shutting Down”

Sigourney Weaver Had to Hold Her Breath for 6 Whole Minutes for ‘Avatar 2’ Stunts


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Even behind Avatar’s CGI, amazing things are happening.


This is hardly Sigourney Weaver’s first James Cameron rodeo, so when the director said he wanted the second installment of Avatar to be an underwater extravaganza, she knew there would be extensive prep work to get herself ready for the role.



She had been there before.



But I’m not sure she saw herself with weights tied to her, suspended underwater, for over five minutes.



In a new interview with The New York Times, Weaver goes Continue reading “Sigourney Weaver Had to Hold Her Breath for 6 Whole Minutes for ‘Avatar 2’ Stunts”

Sigourney Weaver Had to Hold Her Breath for 6 Whole Minutes for ‘Avatar 2’ Stunts


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


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Even behind Avatar’s CGI, amazing things are happening.


This is hardly Sigourney Weaver’s first James Cameron rodeo, so when the director said he wanted the second installment of Avatar to be an underwater extravaganza, she knew there would be extensive prep work to get herself ready for the role.



She had been there before.



But I’m not sure she saw herself with weights tied to her, suspended underwater, for over five minutes.



In a new interview with The New York Times, Weaver goes Continue reading “Sigourney Weaver Had to Hold Her Breath for 6 Whole Minutes for ‘Avatar 2’ Stunts”

Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?


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As filmmakers, we want to reach as many people as possible. Netflix provides that global scale.


Audiences can be hard to find. There’s so much taking up people’s attention span that you really have to fight for eyeballs. And these are not just eyes here domestically, but also abroad. Well, one streamer is allowing filmmakers to focus on making a good product, because they are pulling people from all over the globe.



Netflix.



The streaming giant has been courting many directors like David Fincher and Martin Scorsese, Continue reading “Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?”

Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post





As filmmakers, we want to reach as many people as possible. Netflix provides that global scale.


Audiences can be hard to find. There’s so much taking up people’s attention span that you really have to fight for eyeballs. And these are not just eyes here domestically, but also abroad. Well, one streamer is allowing filmmakers to focus on making a good product, because they are pulling people from all over the globe.



Netflix.



The streaming giant has been courting many directors like David Fincher and Martin Scorsese, Continue reading “Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?”

Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post





As filmmakers, we want to reach as many people as possible. Netflix provides that global scale.


Audiences can be hard to find. There’s so much taking up people’s attention span that you really have to fight for eyeballs. And these are not just eyes here domestically, but also abroad. Well, one streamer is allowing filmmakers to focus on making a good product, because they are pulling people from all over the globe.



Netflix.



The streaming giant has been courting many directors like David Fincher and Martin Scorsese, Continue reading “Has Netflix Democratized the Film Industry the Way Ava DuVernay Says It Has?”

Get Free Advice from Ava Duvernay, Taika Waititi, and Many More at Adobe MAX 2020


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Adobe is bringing the heat with its annual conference.


Ready to get your learn on?



Adobe’s annual online conference, Adobe MAX, has officially launched and has a slate of over 350 keynotes and sessions that will definitely pique the interest of filmmakers of all experience levels.



The event features a roster of notable names taking the virtual stage for sessions designed to inspire creators worldwide. The keynote session will be hosted by Conan O’Brien, and celebrity speakers and presenters featured throughout the conference include Zendaya, Ava DuVernay, Continue reading “Get Free Advice from Ava Duvernay, Taika Waititi, and Many More at Adobe MAX 2020”

Get Free Advice from Ava Duvernay, Taika Waititi, and Many More at Adobe MAX 2020


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


Click here to view on the original site: Original Post





Adobe is bringing the heat with its annual conference.


Ready to get your learn on?



Adobe’s annual online conference, Adobe MAX, has officially launched and has a slate of over 350 keynotes and sessions that will definitely pique the interest of filmmakers of all experience levels.



The event features a roster of notable names taking the virtual stage for sessions designed to inspire creators worldwide. The keynote session will be hosted by Conan O’Brien, and celebrity speakers and presenters featured throughout the conference include Zendaya, Ava DuVernay, Continue reading “Get Free Advice from Ava Duvernay, Taika Waititi, and Many More at Adobe MAX 2020”