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Wednesday
Feb222012

Netflix inks deal with The Weinstein Company for a bunch of films including 'The Artist'

Netflix’s huge deal with Starz is about to run out, costing the streaming service thousands of films, many of them notable new releases. To pre-empt the massive loss of content, it’s been signing exclusive deals for big television series like Mad Men, developing original content like Lilyhammer, and trying to sign big new film deals. The latest of these deals is with The Weinstein Company. 

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Saturday
Nov192011

'Arrested Development' returns! - New episodes coming to Netflix 

I think I just blue myself. Arrested Development has been off the air for almost six years, but its return is now official. Fox will develop and stream new episodes of the series exclusively for Netflix, beginning in 2013. Series creator Mitchell Hurwitz and all of the principle cast members will return including Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, and narrator Ron Howard. It looks like the Save Our Bluths campaign finally worked. 

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Thursday
Oct062011

Arrested Development may finally return as a miniseries and movie

The big news has finally been revealed! Fans have been waiting for an Arrested Development movie for years, and on Oct. 2, series creator Mitchell Hurwitz revealed that the script is about half done and a 9-10 episode miniseries may proceed the movie, with each episode following one of the nine cast members. Hulu and Netflix are already both bidding for online distribution rights to the project.

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Monday
Sep272010

Confused about Blockbuster's bankruptcy? This graph shows everything you really need to know

It's official. Last week, video rental giant Blockbuster Video filed for bankruptcy. This chart succinctly shows why. Thanks to The Consumerist for this "gross oversimplification" of the facts.

Wednesday
Sep012010

TV wars! A complete guide to Amazon, Sony, Netflix, Apple, Google, HBO, Samsung, and Hulu's plans to change TV forever

The war to control your TV is heating up. Reports are coming in that Amazon is developing a subscription service to compete with Netflix and Sony is working on a full apps platform to compete on a broader scale with Samsung Apps and upcoming platforms like Google TV and Apple's rumored "iTV." In this extended post, I'll attempt to break down what we know so far. 

Two Battles

Really, there are two battles happening here. On one side, we have the Battle of the Platforms. Companies like Google, Apple, Samsung, and Sony want to operate the software platform that runs your TV, and other devices. The days of Cable companies like Comcast dominating your TV are numbered. Soon, your TV will get smart and run applications just like an iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone. 

On the other side, we have the Battle of the Streaming Services. Netflix practically invented this category, but Amazon, Hulu, HBO, and who knows who else are all ready to take the movie rental company down. 

We know the players, but which platforms and services will reign supreme? I break down the competition below.

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Friday
Aug272010

Blockbuster Video to file for bankruptcy

Dark days are ahead for the once king of video rentals. Blockbuster Video plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the middle of September in an attempt to manage roughly $1 billion in debt and get out of leases for hundreds of its rental stores. Blockbuster has lost more than $1.1 billion since 2008 and has closed 1,000 stores in the last year. 

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Thursday
Aug262010

Netflix launches its streaming iPhone app

If Netflix didn't have enough of a lead on rental chains like Blockbuster Video (a dying company) and Kiosks like Redbox, today marks another step ahead for the forward-thinking company. On its blog, the rental company announced today that a Netflix streaming app is available on the iTunes app store for iPhones and iPod Touch (no word on a version for the iPad). With a Netflix subscription, you can stream any available movies or TV shows right from your phone. Not bad. A video is below.

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Thursday
Aug122010

Today in too little, too late: Blockbuster and Comcast launch DVDsByMail.com

How slow can you go? Blockbuster Video, a once popular video rental chain that now faces bankruptcy, is teaming with Comcast to stave off its own death for a few more months. The two companies have launched DVDsByMail.com, a website that gives Comcast customers a great deal on renting DVDs...by mail. You know, like Netflix has been doing for 11 years. 

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Monday
Oct262009

Movie News Bits - some ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT movie plot details, 23rd Bond to film next year, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2?, Netflix on PS3

News without the fluff. I still haven't come up with a tagline for this. In any case, nothing earth shattering happened this weekend, but we did get a few new details on the "Arrested Development" movie, Netflix, and the next Bond film. Enjoy.

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