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  • Chelsea Handler calls Ben Carson a 'black white supremacist,' (trunc)

    09/25/2017 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In a preview clip from Friday's edition of her Netflix show, comedian Chelsea Handler strung together three minutes worth of jokes about the Trump administration being racist that included some strange claims.Handler's show, which can actually be entertaining, often blends news and comedy in a fashion not dissimilar to what's done on "The Daily Show" or "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update segment. In fact, the clip released ahead of Friday's episode follows those formats pretty closely.The segment is supposed to function as a darkly humorous explainer on various kinds of racism in modern America. As Handler tackled the Ku Klux...
  • Netflix pulls ‘Maya the Bee’ episode after parents spot perverted sketch in cartoon[tr]

    09/22/2017 10:19:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 22, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Netflix pulled an episode of “Maya the Bee,” an animated children’s cartoon, after viewers noticed a penis drawing in the background. . . . Netflix has since pulled the episode (season 1, episode 35) from its streaming service. Maya the Bee is animated by French company Studio 100, which called the phallic flap “a very bad joke.”
  • 'That's definitely not a mushroom!' VERY rude drawing on episode of Netflix children's TV show

    09/18/2017 1:44:58 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 60 replies
    Mailonline ^ | September 18, 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    'That's definitely not a mushroom!' Mortified mother spots a VERY rude drawing on an episode of a Netflix children's TV show A children's TV show has come under fire as it appears to feature a very rude drawing. Mother Chey Robinson shared a clip from the first series of the Netflix show Maya the Bee, which saw Maya fly into a log to hide, after spotting something amiss on the bark. Chey was horrified to discover that the log featured what looked like a drawing of a penis, which she says 'disgusted' her. The clip has since been viewed over...
  • Location scout for Neflix's 'Narcos' is fatally shot while doing advance work in Mexico for the

    09/16/2017 3:04:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies ^ | 9/16/17 | Keith Griffith
    Full title........................Location scout for Neflix's 'Narcos' is fatally shot while doing advance work in Mexico for the fourth season............................A location scout for the Netflix series Narcos has been fatally shot in Mexico while working on the show's fourth season. Carlos Muńoz Portal, 37, was found dead on Monday in a violent region in central Mexico, his body riddled with bullets inside his car after an apparent chase over back country roads. Local authorities told El Pais that they had no suspects in the case due to the lack of witnesses. A friend of the deceased told the Spanish-language newspaper that...
  • New netflix doc tells true story of how 'curb your enthusiasm' saved innocent man from death penalty

    09/04/2017 9:43:47 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 13 replies
    Oxygen ^ | September 1st 2017 | Gina Tron
    A new Netflix documentary shows the incredible story about how an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" was used to stop a man from being put to death for a crime he didn’t commit. "Long Shot" tells the story of Juan Catalan, arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in 2003. NME reports that he had long maintained his innocence by saying he was at a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on the night of the crime. Catalan mentioned that it looked like somebody was filming something at the game, but he wasn’t sure what. The filming was for the...
  • Netflix develops marijuana strains based on its original shows

    08/26/2017 2:10:34 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 25, 2017 | Guardian Staff
    Netflix has co-created a set of cannabis strains based on a selection of its most popular original shows. The set, called The Netflix Collection, will be sold as part of a pop-up event at Alternative Herbal Health Services in West Hollywood from 25-27 August to legal medical marijuana card-holding customers. Federal laws prevent the products being available by mail and Netflix will not be profiting from any of the sales. “Each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone,” a press release read. “For example, sillier shows may be more...
  • David Letterman Returns To Television With Netflix Series

    08/08/2017 9:23:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 8, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Netflix, which has been signing A-list comedians to its roster, is bringing late-night icon David Letterman back from retirement. The Internet network has picked up a six-episode series starring the former Late Show and Late Night host. Each hourlong episode will feature Letterman conducting a longform conversation with a single guest and in-the-field segments, in which he will explore topics on his own. The yet-untitled series is set to premiere in 2018. “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” Letterman said in a statement. “Here’s what I have learned: If you retire to spend...
  • Beneath the glow of stock-market records, darkly bearish trends are lurking

    08/07/2017 10:20:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    market watch ^ | Aug 7, 2017 8:07 a.m. ET | Ryan Vlastelica
    Market breadth, a measure of how many stocks are rising versus the number that are dropping, has turned “exceedingly negative,” according to Brad Lamensdorf, a portfolio manager at Ranger Alternative Management. Lamensdorf writes the Lamensdorf Market Timing Report newsletter and runs the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF HDGE, -0.64% an exchange-traded fund that “shorts” stocks, or bets that they will fall. “As the indexes continue to produce a series of higher highs, subsurface conditions are painting an entirely different picture,” Lamensdorf wrote in the latest edition of the newsletter. He noted that the year-to-date advance in equities — the S&P...
  • Theaters taking hits from movie viewing at home, weak box office

    08/04/2017 6:29:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    USA Today ^ | August 2, 2017 | Mike Snider
    <p>Is Netflix killing the multiplex? Wall Street apparently thinks so.</p> <p>Shares of AMC Entertainment (AMC) shares fell 27% to $15.18 Wednesday — hitting an all-time low of $15.15 at one point — after the nation's largest movie theater chain said it would report a net loss for the April-June period of between $174.5 million and $178.5 million, compared to profit of $24 million during the same period a year ago.</p>
  • Netflix Unveils New ‘Stranger Things’ Trailer at Comic-Con

    07/22/2017 7:05:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Netflix ^ | July 22, 2017 | Maureen Ryan
    The cast and creators of “Stranger Things” arrived in Hall H, the biggest Comic-Con venue of all, on Saturday, and cracked up the assembled crowd for most of the hourlong panel. They also unveiled a new trailer. Executive producers Shawn Levy, Matt Duffer, and Ross Duffer, as well as cast members Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, David Harbour, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Sadie Sink, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and Dacre Montgomery were all on hand. The new trailer is scored to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” using the creepy narration of Vincent Price. It starts out...
  • If You Use Netflix, This is Why You Need to Thank Janet Yellen

    07/18/2017 10:55:20 AM PDT · by PPSman · 13 replies
    There is an incredible number of nouveau high tech firms that are experiencing huge losses. Uber lost $2.8 billion last year. The firms are able to sustain these losses because of the remarkable Federal Reserve money printing. If the Fed wasn't printing money the way they are now, there is no way the funds would be available to support these losses. Here's a look at the money the Fed has pumped into the system since the 2008 financial crisis:
  • The Netflix Revolution

    07/13/2017 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | July 13, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    While the nation's political elites obsess over daily controversies of official Washington, a far more significant development is taking place on television screens across America. After years of steady growth, the number of subscribers to streaming video services like Netflix has topped the number of cable subscribers. ComScore reports that 51 million households now receive their television programming through what the industry calls Over-The-Top television. They watch an average of 49 hours of streaming content per month. About a third of these households have dropped cable and satellite programming completely. Looking ahead, the streaming services are expected to continue growing...
  • U.S. Cord Cutters Watch More Netflix Than Amazon Video, Hulu and YouTube Combined

    07/05/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 07/05/17 | Sarah Perez
    Netflix is continuing to dominate streaming services in the U.S., not only in terms of penetration in cord cutters’ homes, as reported in April, but also in time spent watching. According to data from comScore, cord cutters are watching more Netflix each month than YouTube, Hulu and Amazon Video combined. But Hulu users are more engaged with the service on a daily basis, the study indicates. The data from comScore was cited by MarketingCharts in its own report released this morning, and follows on earlier findings that the user base for subscription video services has now topped the cable TV...
  • Netflix's ‘GLOW’ Character Justifies Abortion: ‘It’s Not the Right Baby’

    06/27/2017 8:31:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Yoder
    Talk about skewed perspective. A new series is winning glowing media reviews after the lead character casually justifies an abortion by arguing it’s “not the right baby.” Netflix’s GLOW takes its name from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a real life all-female wrestling series televised in the 80s. The fictionalized Netflix comedy, released Friday, stars actress Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder. In the 8th episode, Wilder discovers she’s pregnant after sleeping with her best friend’s husband. Facing a promising career, she decides to end her unborn baby’s life. She asks her director, Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), to accompany her to the...
  • ‘Making a Murderer’ defendant Brendan Dassey wins big victory in federal court

    06/22/2017 2:14:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    USA Today | 06/22/2017 | Andy Thompson
  • The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools

    06/06/2017 6:10:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Natasha Singer
    In San Francisco’s public schools, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, is giving middle school principals $100,000 “innovation grants” and encouraging them to behave more like start-up founders and less like bureaucrats. In Maryland, Texas, Virginia and other states, Netflix’s chief, Reed Hastings, is championing a popular math-teaching program where Netflix-like algorithms determine which lessons students see.
  • Thoughts on House of Cards Season 5? (Vanity)

    06/04/2017 1:07:07 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 52 replies
    I liked it, though there were many tangents that separated from the main narrative. I thought the Roger Stone character was an awesome addition to the show. I did think, however, some of the ways the Underwood's dealt with the characters in the season were a bit melodramatic.
  • 'Five Came Back' (vanity)

    06/03/2017 5:15:59 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    For the WW2 and film buffs out there...please check out this documentary playing on Netflix. It documents how five of the most prestigious Hollywood film directors (John Ford, William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Huston) put their career on hold to serve in the Armed forces and make films for the war effort. Each one approached the task in a different way. After the war, their work was noticeably changed. Interestingly, the first film made by four of the five was each among the best American films of the 1940s. Ford's 'They Were Expendable, Wyler's 'The Best Years of...
  • Netflix movie codes: The secret numbers that unlock 1000s of hidden films and TV shows

    05/19/2017 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 20 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 05-19-2017 | James Titcomb
    Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life". The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly what a particular user is into, number in the tens of thousands. (snip).... If you're logged into Netflix, enter into your browser's toolbar to bring up one of the thousands of genres in Netflix's library. "XXXX" is a series of digits - 1089 is "Mind-bending Movies", for example; while 354 is "Movies Starring Matthew...
  • FBI Gives Hollywood Hacking Victims Surprising Advice: "Pay the Ransom"

    05/12/2017 1:20:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies ^ | 6:30 AM PDT 5/12/2017 | by Tatiana Siegel
    Netflix isn't alone: Agencies and others are balancing demands for money against the fears of stolen data ending up online. Phones are the lifeblood of a talent agency like UTA, but on April 11, its IT department discovered an intruder lurking in the voicemail system and computer network and quickly decided to shut them down, sending agents to conduct business on their iPads. Soon thereafter a demand from a hacker arrived: Pay a ransom or watch the agency's most confidential data get posted online. It turns out UTA was lucky — an outside cybersecurity firm was brought in and, after...