New Netflix Viewing Data Is Bogus, Even If It’s True. Here’s Why. (ANALYSIS)

Netlix is hurting its own argument for its business model, not helping it. The streaming behemoth has released viewing numbers for its recent original movie offerings. IMPORTANT NOTE: these numbers are by their tally, not that of an independent arbiter like Nielsen ratings (which is what every other network submits to). According to Netflix (and [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 20 – SHAZAM!, US, and PET SEMATARY (PODCAST)

Episode 20 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-20 Shazam!, @ 1:05 Us, @ 14:47 Pet Sematary, @ 25:31 Upcoming / Outro / Contact Info, @ 33:42 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff talk super heroes and buried horrors. You can download it on iTunes or [...]

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Podcast: Episode 19 – CAPTAIN MARVEL, TRIPLE FRONTIER, & More (PODCAST)

Episode 19 - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Conversations On Cinema http://thebadandthebeautiful.libsyn.com/the-bad-and-the-beautiful-episode-19-triple-frontier-captain-marvel Triple Frontier, @ 0:55 Captain Marvel, @ 21:09 Belated Oscar Tidbits, @ 38:08 Outro / Contact Info, @ 42:14 On this episode of The Bad and the Beautiful, Charles and Jeff buckle up as Marvel goes for Girl Power while Ben Affleck and Oscar [...]

Spielberg VS Netflix: What He’s Fighting For – And Isn’t (ANALYSIS)

Steven Spielberg hasn’t even addressed the Academy yet, but Film Twitter isn't waiting to render its own verdict. Things have gotten so heated, it's even garnered its own trending hashtag: #SpielbergVSNetflix. Ever since it was reported that the iconic director of enduring blockbusters and Oscar-winning classics was going to speak to the Academy board about [...]

Spielberg To Take A Stand Against Netflix At The Academy (AWARDS / ANALYSIS)

Streaming is TV. You can distill Steven Spielberg's opposition to Netflix competing for Academy Awards down to those three words. (Full disclosure: I'm #TeamSpielberg on this one.) Spielberg is about to make an official argument to the board of the Academy, the film industry org that produces the Oscars, that rules of eligibility should change. [...]

Force Strong In Saga-Expansive Trailer STAR WARS: ALWAYS (FILM FUN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdoWJywrOuw If we're going to keep making new Star Wars movies, maybe Topher Grace should produce one of them. He certainly makes a case for it as co-editor of the best Star Wars fan edit I've ever seen. In five minutes, he and fellow editor Jeff Yorkes summarize the expanse of the 8-episode Skywalker saga [...]