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Fresh update on "netflix" discussed on For Your Reference
"It's a nice little pat on the back. Think that also talks to the fact that you already bought in. That was part of my problem. I wasn't bought into the movies or something that is as as you know nice and and you know you you can enjoy you know this young woman helping his old blind man over the puddle and giving him a scenic route around the city Yeah. Like if you bought into the movie that's going to help you I'm further established how you feel about the movie but I wasn't there and I I get your point but I would also disagree with you'll disagreement because we recently did. L. Hoyle, which is not a netflix movie, but it's available on Netflix. CENA. Yes I liked it a lot of reason why I bring that up is because that is they established that world I guess just to quickly explain it just. So I can the Mike correct hundred percent point. Is that they established that this was all full Gore and it was literally for survival and I said in that will L. episode if I was in that situation I would be that old man with a knife stabbing everyone so. Term, Augusta. So in that sense when I'm introduced to a will that makes sense and I- minute. I'm all the way in. So I don't think that's necessarily of the problem. The problem that I had was I just wasn't born into it if you have some sort of Whimsey or even just. A couple of steps away from reality even a couple of steps away from morality. I'm absolutely fine with that. I think it's more just the delivery and the way that we get to there. I think. Since we've already been talking about it, we can talk about. How she I feel like she thinks she's helping which isn't a bad thing. But then again, this film is through her perspective so whether she's actually helping not is I guess a Katie discussion by herself because no one wants to have that discussion. But we we talked a lot about examples where. She. She made it her conquest to help people, and that is such a noble. But the pasta destruction is paved with good intentions. I think that that's That's valid thing. I think that you could definitely make a movie. A movie could have been it a movie that is about a woman that. Was Pence Ninety minutes of the movie thinking that she's helping and then the last twenty minutes of the movie is about her realizing that she never made a difference. That movie at that structure that story one, hundred percent works I mean if you have a competent t making it. But I yeah. That's definitely not a business a movie. If nothing else I think that. The believes not expecting you to debate whether she's actually doing good. The movies expecting you to just accept that she's doing good and really the the the real dilemma is. Whether she in the in the process of doing good she is neglecting herself which..
Biden's V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent
"Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has reportedly narrowed the list of candidates to be his running mate. There are three leading contenders early front runner Kamala Harris. Her stock dropped slightly following loyalty questions following her attacks on Biden during the first Democratic debate. Also California Congresswoman Karen Bass, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She recently tried to clarify her position on Cuba and Fidel Castro. The Trump campaign is zeroed in on her past trips and former national security adviser Susan Rice. She sold her Netflix shares last week, causing speculation she's getting closer to the top Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth's are also still in the running along with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Experts think Biden's choice will both shape the future of the party and be the smallest possible Target for president Trump Jackie Heinrich reports. The announcement is expected mid week
Fresh update on "netflix" discussed on The Frame
"Two Thousand and thirteen that flex commissioned its first original production, the White House Drama House of cards months. Later, it debuted orange is the new black was a series that was acclaimed for the diversity of its characters including transgender actor Laverne. Cox, in the series signaled a direction that Netflix was comfortable taking investing in programming created by and featuring people of color shows like dear white people or when they see us as for the future, what does the company's commitment to equity like given that it's three most powerful? Executives are white men. So clearly, there has been the disruption from the pandemic, but there's also been another massive thing that's happened in the country, and that is this conversation about racism and equity from government to policing to the entertainment industry. So I, WanNa, ask you about a couple of things in June net flicks launched the black lives matter collection had films like avert as Thirteenth Justin to your white people Barry Jenkins Moonlight de Reece's mudbound and your homepage for the B. M. Collection said more than a moment. So as a company, what does that mean more than a moment in terms of your priorities going forward? And about how you might see things differently, and how you responded to that conversation. This has been an ongoing effort for the entertainment industry, but particularly to Netflix. that more than a moment was not a tagline that we created this summer that was actually a spot that we created a couple years ago called great. Day. In Hollywood where we put together our filmmakers of of color and the cast of their shows together to Kinda reenact this photo from great. They're called Great Day in Harlem from the Old Jazz, movement and the Tagline for the for that message. was more than a moment and it has been an ongoing part of WHO Netflix's is. Since the beginning of original content initiative the the films that you just talked about. We were able to assemble that collection because we've been doing it for a long time. It wasn't a scramble and I would say that the opportunity to give filmmakers resources to tell the stories that matter to their audiences is a responsibility, but it's also great business. You mentioned thirteen with Abor do Vernay to meet Abra for the first time at a screening of a movie she did called middle of Nowhere And phenomenal film about you know basic about prison reform and. And that I was my wife's plus one at that screening we went up becoming great friends and after Selma. About documentary projects at things that she made entertain 'cause earlier in her career, she was making docs and and the idea for thirteenth came up in those early conversations with myself and these initial Maura and it was such a powerful film and Got Enormous Audience Got Oscar nomination The public to that conversation and that was years ago. So we're we're we have an ongoing commitment to invest in storytellers as legendary spike Lee as proven as a different day as new as. or somebody even likes to Fond Bristol who? was, not yet out of Nyu we fund his film you yesterday up for Netflix. Or Gina Prints by the would who directed the old guard first African American woman to ever direct a big budget star driven action feature in the history of. Hollywood. So we're we're committed to finding the best storytellers and getting them the asked access to assist to make those films Would you say your commitment has changed? Have you redoubled? Have you made it even more of a priority now than it might have been say three months ago I just it's been in our DNA for so long the thing that people forget Netflix's is a lot different than many media companies in that the green light power doesn't reside just with me I'm fact I have in green that ashore film and a couple of years my team I have vice presidents and directors who have more green light authority than most network presidents, studio presidents. So the commitment that we all have. To make sure that our company represents our audience. And a folks are want to get these stories made and they come into a room full of people. They don't think understand their story That's you know that's gotta be a super disheartening. Meeting to have for filmmaker, it's hard enough to get your things made. You know even if they're great, they definitely want him to make because you don't think the the person you're pitching to get it So we're GONNA make sure that the audience for those pitches as diverse as the audience who may watch down the road we've been investing and growing in that. Now, my happy with the numbers that we have now, of course not. But. We're continue to do the work and we continue to push forward. So. One of your filmmakers you mentioned her name Eva Devante said on our podcast that as long as white men are calling the shots and at the top of the food chain truly meaningful change is impossible that there needs to be a total reset and the three top people. Netflix are all white men reed hastings yourself in Greg Peters. Does that concern you at all and if not why not? Well, AP also said, in the New York Times that Netflix's is the largest distributor of black images. In the world, we have a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. And we're getting better and representative about an all the time So I don't think I I think that the again that if all the decision making authority was wrangled with the with myself or even the three of us that would be a problem, but it certainly is not and they said projects find their home on. Netflix because of the diverse and rich group of executives who hear those stories inbound those stories. If you are really trying to make sure that going forward or even now the company is GonNa look as much like the country as his possible. Do you look at stated targets. Do you look at mandates? How do you measure your own progress and make sure that you're doing a good job as you can Look I think the main thing is a commitment to ongoing improvement because I, if you lay out numbers and targets, you wind up having all kinds of things that make you comfortably check boxes, which is not what we're after and you know you've got a group of people who really liked to win. So if you defined the win as x number of people doing.
Trevor Noah on the Beirut explosion
"Has been a week since the tragic warehouse explosion Beirut that killed two hundred people and forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes, and now for the residents of that city grief is. Turning into rage overseas now to Beirut where anger is boiling over nearly a week after that devastating and deadly explosion, the ammonium nitrate customs officials say was negligently stored here despite their repeated complaints may have been the spark for wider movement protesters took to the streets throughout the weekend, and now at least three key government officials have resigned. Their demand is clear revolution. This weekend thousands of protesters called for a new government in Lebanon and clashed with security forces sent in to disperse the demonstrators briefly occupied government buildings until they were pushed out. Yeah often discovering that governments officials repeatedly ignored warnings about the chemicals that caused that massive explosion. The people of Lebanon have taken to the streets and believe it or not. This explosion is just the tip of the iceberg because for years. Now, the people of Lebanon have been complaining about rampant corruption in all levels of governments and how big a countries are using them as political porn and you know things are bad when the people are saying look, it's not just about the explosion that blew up off the city but Lebanon is yet another example of this larger pattern that's happening around the world, a pattern of countries having to deal with multiple major crises at one time. Deciding which problem to tackle I like deciding what to watch Netflix's just keep scrolling through the menu and somehow more and more shit gets added on I could've sworn that s hedy island wasn't on this list ten minutes
Fresh update on "netflix" discussed on The Frame
"And Welcome to our podcast. Do It's where Hollywood leaders talk about how the industry might come out of the pandemic changed for the better? And we couldn't very well consider how the business should reinvent itself without talking to the biggest change agent of all net flicks with. So much of the world forced to stay at home the streaming service has added twenty six million subscribers in the first half of the year. But the company had shaken up the industry. Well, before the pandemic, a little history netflix's started in nineteen ninety seven as an online DVD rental outfit it launched its streaming service ten years later in two, thousand, seven and back then TV networks and movie studios were happy to sell the little upstart, their old shows and films but in so doing they help create their worst rival. Netflix as well. Spend an estimated seventeen billion dollars this year on content to fight back competitors, like Disney, Time Warner and NBC universal have launched their own streaming services but does Netflix's have too much power. So movie theater chains and others would say yes. In addition to being chief content officer, Ted Saranda says now co-ceo with founder Reed Hastings and one important disclosure. My wife is a Netflix lawyer. The basic premise of our podcast is this and that is, are we in the middle of a moment where Hollywood can or should reinvent itself and if so what might that future look like? So I'm going to start with the basic business right now when things get back to normal whenever that happens, how do you think the fundamental business is going to evolve post pandemic? Guy. Largely a lot of things are going to go back to what we're doing there'd be many things that will linger. The good thing I think is in the return to production kind of safety protocols many of those things at the. Two, very effective in making a production safer and more efficient, and we'll stick around but I can tell you our experience of shooting around the world under these new Safety Protocols is that the shoots are more organized people know where they're supposed to be the actually run quite smoothly and all the extra steps that is going into making the production environment cleaner and healthier has actually doesn't result in a big delay of time because the efficiency of the of the production schedules fewer people who don't need to be on the set or not on the set and all this kind of things which actually. the way the rhythms of production pretty significant. I think some of those things will stick around. In terms of the business itself, who makes movies who makes TV shows who watches them I think this time that we're living in right now is kind of accelerated Joyce and accelerated options and gives a lot more storytellers a place at Bat to be able to get out and get their stories to. So I'm going to deal with that in a second but I'm GonNa go to what's going. On right now, there's a very spirited debate going on between a couple of theater chains, and universal universal has taken a couple of its plan theatrical releases, trolls, world tour, and King Staten Island and put them directly on video on demand platforms. AMC has now capitulated and say they will run universal movies for seventeen days before they can go to digital platforms. The owner of Regal is like no terrible idea. But as you're watching data distribution model be challenged and kind of break apart in real time. How does that affect streaming companies and your ability to get your movies into theaters which has been a real obstacle in the past the great thing is is getting our movies into theaters has not been an obstacle to getting him to audiences. our films enjoy enormous audiences on Netflix and on on our film releases like the Irishman others where we. Had Pretty large theatrical releases the big theater chains AMC's and others have refused the book the book the films which I think is really just bad for their business and bad for their customers because the independent theater chains enjoyed sellout performances throughout the entire runs of those shows, they're just smaller rooms. So it's harder for people to get tickets and get seats or to do you know a big box office number, but that's not the business model US anyway. We got film into hundreds thousands actually screens around the world for a nice long theatrical run for people who wanted to go to the theater, but it was also on Netflix. To Watch it at home and for me like I just said not being in theaters does not us from getting an audience for a film, but I would like to be able to offer choice. To move filmgoers and film lovers and filmmakers to be able to make their films available in the best theaters and on Netflix. Consumers choose to watch that way and what happens to that experience just for people like you and me that likes to go see movies in theaters. I'm certainly not headed back to a theater anytime soon even if they reopened. Do. You think that that way of seeing movies for any consumer is going to be fundamentally changed if and went theaters open maybe middle of next year next spring who knows when it's really hard to tell I mean you think about what your behaviors took a couple of years for commercial air travel to get back to normal post nine eleven. So I do think that that's a that's a really big necessity. So if you think about a lot of things like that, it's very hard to predict now how people are going to feel emotionally six months from now three months from now twelve months from now. But I think going to the movies is kind of a fundamental. Social Event for people around the world they're getting out of the house and you know seeing some things together. That's not the way. Most people see movies anymore. But it is a nice. It's a nice night out and I would let you know I'm looking forward to having that option again I, like you I'm not positive when that will be. Good, enough to do it. But I'm I'm I'm hopeful that it'll come around again. The other thing that I think is happening as theaters remained closed is that the kinds of movies that the studios make I think are pretty much in question because companies like Disney have made a huge bet on big franchises, it could be marvel it could be Lucasfilm could be pixar. and. The fact that you can't go to a theater I have to imagine it's going to change the kind of films maybe that studios are GonNa make but right now does that create more of an For. A company like yours that isn't really in that business of big event movies that it does mean that there is shifting taste that is really kind of driven by what you can and cannot see in a theater. I'm not sure I feel like we got to be graded the you know the full complement of movies. That of things that people like to see I mean like kind of like an RTD business where we're trying. To. Make things for your whatever your mood is whatever your taste is and for movie goers that could be a big action adventure escape film extraction or the old guard on Netflix right now or you know or it could be a much smaller more intimate Johm like marriage story that is tougher I think to get people out to the theaters for but I think what happens is over time people get used to watching. Movies at home, and then they get used to watching premiere movies at home. And they kinda like So when we get a movie like like extraction, which you know almost one hundred, million netflix's accounts of watch the movie at least once you think about that and say. That's about the cultural equivalent of a billion dollar movie at the box office. I do think the way we think about what movies you do don't see I think the bigger they are the more spectacular they are. That's kind of needed to get you off the couch. and. The bar for that is going to keep getting higher.
Bytes and Pieces: Americas Chinese-Tech Attack
"As the heads of Amazon Alphabet facebook and apple were being berated in Congress, last month how many competitors did facebook ended up copying we called it Amazon heroin. Why does bny steel content from honest businesses tiktok the goofy funny video sharing app was having an altogether better time of it. Golden. Do. Not, so much anymore we're looking at Tiktok we may be banning TIKTOK. Thursday the trump. Issued a deadline of September twentieth for ending all American transactions bite dense to talks parent company as well as with. China's second most valuable, Tech Company ten cent with Para companies based in China apps like Tiktok we chat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens not to mention tools for CCP content censorship. China's government called the executive orders a nakedly hegemonic? act. By dense is looking for a fire sale buyer for some of its international Tiktok operations and it seems Microsoft is checking pockets. But the administration's zeal is likely to harm America's interests as well as the Chinese tech champions. We knew a band was in the offing at is still everyone by surprise Thompson booth is the economists technology and business editor I. Think most people were expecting president trump to wait until a a TIKTOK deal had gone through to reach a resolution on whether there would be a ban on not and it's also quite surprised that he's gone after we chat and tencent. And the reaction from the two companies has been quite strong. Bite dance has said that it's GonNa fight the executive orders in court. Well, as you say, there had been some expectations around Tiktok by dense. Why? Why was ten cents included in the end? Well there isn't a certain unfortunate logic to this. If you're going to say that you're concerned about Tiktok on national security and espionage grounds, you sort of have to be consistent and we chat has about nine hundred, million daily users in the US and the executive order basically bans people from making transactions on we chat which it's a sort of super APP. That is really widely used in in China and Chinese diaspora what is the trump administration's rationale for these orders? Do you think so the stated reason from the administration is the Chinese government is spying on Americans and hear the evidence is Circumstantial. So the worry is that Chinese spy agencies have stolen massive consumer data sets from various companies over the past ten years. So from Mariot Equifax anthem health insurance TIKTOK has been downloaded two billion times. It's the mother of data sets. There is no hard evidence that bite dance would ever cooperate in such an endeavor but the idea is that if you've got engineers with access to Tiktok by Don, service than the government could lean on them to get the information out. So that's the stated reason from the trump administration. Think that's enough for the American government to threaten to ban the APP. I gather from investors case to buy dance at the real reason is a level playing field issue as much as the spying concern. So one gathered that in particular. Mark, Zuckerberg of facebook has been outlining pointing out to trump that take talk is wildly successful in the US and yet facebook google than allowed into China. It's sort of the idea of why should tech top able to come to compete with us when we can't do so in the other direction? And as things stand now, Microsoft is the evidence suitor for for Tiktok operations at least in a in a few countries what's in it for them? I think for Microsoft is really stunning opportunity on their part. So bite dance reckons that the TIKTOK US asset is worth in the realm of two hundred billion dollars oversee the pudding, very generous estimate on that. So the price being talked about now that Microsoft might pay and that it's on the block for more life fifteen, forty billion. So it's just a real steel in terms of the price. I'm talking to the hottest social media property out there right now it's uses incredibly highly engaged and Microsoft you out of stroke gets into territory of the social, the digital media giants, and it gets a massive data set on teenagers daters the new oil. Attack, there is lots of sketches in the Microsoft just is kind of getting out of its core competence that it won't really know how to get and keep the teenagers. The other risk for Microsoft is just kind getting dragged into the Mile Strom of content moderation and hate speech and all this kind of stuff that attracts more political scrutiny and then regulatory scrutiny having said that Microsoft is regarded as a really high quality acquirer of businesses it generally tends to do it quite well. Microsoft. CEO Sachin Adela notably is currently probably regarded as the best big taxi. Oh so now we've got this deadline of September twentieth what happens between now and then Firstly, Microsoft going to carry on negotiating to try and buy Tiktok we're seeing more suitors for Tiktok on the scene over the weekend the reports that twitter is definitely interested I know that Netflix's on the coolest the venture capital backers of Bite Don's possibly even Disney I do think the likeliest thing is still the Microsoft probably strikes a deal just because it's got the deepest pockets will also be really interesting to see whether Microsoft manages to get more markets at. The moment, it's only going for the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. It's not buying the UK having the actual executive order from trump will create more uncertainty around Tiktok and there's no doubt that it is already harming the asset. It's no joke said, the clock really is taking on that deal and what about ten cents? It's unclear. What ten cents is going to do it's unlikely to try and sell international we chat as by dance is doing with Tiktok. It's possible that it could come up with some kind of structure to address. US concerns. It's a complete unknown how tencent now is going to react but I guess the question is, is the right way for America to get its concerns addressed with a problem with. It so far as that feels completely sort of ad hoc on his whim. Really undermines investor confidence in the US is the place of the rule of law. And there are alternatives and I think there's three main steps that we would advocate versus to strengthen the vetting procedure that's already in place. So the Committee on foreign investment in the US surface that probes should stop properly and quickly. So in the case of Tiktok and musically the US APP that bike dance bought therefore triggering this whole situation, they took two years to start looking at it and then did it in a rush which guarantees Robert chaotic ad, hoc situation. And overwhelmingly, the US needs to tighten up its own data privacy regime. So the reason that tiktok is such. A worry in terms of spying theoretically is that US firms, your facebook's Google's and so on her normalized that the slurping just masses of personal data from Americans. So what's required is a strong federal data privacy law. The third element is displayed to you can do in. Terms of requiring transparency into the Algorithms being used auditing code that's coming in from overseas for now, the question for those two billion or so people who've downloaded tiktok whether their favourite platforms going to survive or whether the current chaotic procedure that has affected, the company will mean it. It's rivals take it over and teens leave. Thanks very much for your time Tamsin it's been a pleasure.
Fresh update on "netflix" discussed on KFC Radio
"Anti-piracy fucking company that movie studios us, what the fuck like publicist with all the fucking like God is crazy like the spending to get to the point of planning it out on my own website, building the player into my website or the the paywall and Shit snouts like three hundred grand that I that I had missed in this fucking thing. And that was terrifying for me because I'm not applicable corporation ice I'm. Getting the second artist I don't WanNa, fucking do my thing but I think the end of the day I will prove that it was totally a fucking wise investment and Dude, I'm getting pretty close already. Thank you for helping me get the word out there and like it's been, it's been like three. Like we soft launched on the website like three or maybe four weeks ago and So far broaden. My over two hundred grants and. Good and it insist. I'm approaching break even. And Do I'll tell you right now like there's a strong cans I get arrested again this week just. Ask as a promotional Stott to get the word out about it and I don't know if that's just gonNA like concrete more like fucking restitution more fines, legal fees, which is going to rely. Okay. That was a bad idea. But I don't. I don't with you know and I I'm gonNA still own it. I believe that you know. When we are Jackass for maybe I don't know if you guys know but we started we started chumming jackass four I. Don't think I know let's fuck going I. DO NOTHING I. Did I fucking I watched jackass probably a little while and I went on a ski trip this past year maybe maybe two years ago and we were in a house where they didn't have wildly old ski house up in. Vermont. Then have wi fi they just had a DVD player and the DVD they had there with jackass sue fuck let's put it in. On. Me Like my like six buddies like on a ski trip I don't think we laughed that hard. Like we had it prices the first we saw jackass to the last time we saw jackass to we were all. Little high drunk but like he were fucking dying absolutely fucking it's timeless comedy. It's it will play forever like this. This special play forever it's fucking. Thing so They liked. I was so fucking that I that I couldn't find a home for it and I had to put it out of my own but. That's That's the way the world is doing. Now man right I think it is bad and and like I you know I, I've seen lives. Like. Some female comedians adult she wasn't being paid enough for a special ed she was telling everybody like, Hey, boycott Netflix's I would never do that dude like that's like has too much good Shit I've not getting a I. Love It fucking Wyoming steered fucking Bravo Netflix's for having such great program. But at the same time, everybody's listening to this please help me extend a middle finger to them. I'm fucking wrong. We owe it to see. Rate. Down and out of you owe it to Stevo fuck it was getting two hundred bucks swallow Goldfish five hundred bucks to put his life on the line you your life online so much do.
Quick pour - Web Performance
"Why is web performance so important these days like you heard Jason and Chris really their introductions really just talking about only performance. So why is it so important one engineering manager at Netflix's told me that I had to really worry about it. And so. You know ever since and then I went to linked and I had his other manager that talked to and I just kept talking about weapons just based on those facts loan I. Guess it was important. Johnson. Good people, but listen to you Brian Yeah. Well, guess what Brian we brought them here today. For for those that are. Who are not briefed on this I worked with Chris it Netflix's, and then we work together again linked. And then he abandoned Microsoft on me. I think it's important because. I mean there's there's a whole slew reasons probably the most important to me personally is that Went performances making. Your website accessible to everyone or at least more people right. If you right heavy websites, it's not accessible to people on crappy Internet crappy devices I mean not even crappy even moderate ones read. So making it accessible to the general populace is for me the most important reason. There's a bunch of the reasons they making money in bullshit like that, but you know. That's why I think it's yeah it's user experience. That's the whole reason we build anything. We're not. We're building it for people to use, and if it's not fast and they're having crappy time like doesn't matter how beautiful it looks or how. Features, how many features you have if it's not fast, people are. Going to be upset or they can't use it, and then they can't do what they need to do, and some of that's really important stuff like. I don't know like. Banking or things that you know, give them access to things. That are online government services that are really critical to people to be able to do so. Very similar is Brian and also just thinking of it even from a device perspective is everything's going more and more on the mobile device, and I think about that too just trying to deal with your connectivity whether be low latency anything in the happening on on a mobile device. Definitely in Bornes Guy I think every like the idea of access to information for me what performances about the ability for people to be able to access the world's greatest resource, which is the Internet. if you limit access by making it behind pay walls or behind really expensive devices that are on maintainable or even just break network access my network connection here at home on when I'm not on life is atrocious and I wouldn't be a black says a lot of the websites. that. I think are important for critical information
Fresh update on "netflix" discussed on Immigrantly
"So very generous of them. To, be streaming these performances. So that's just on Youtube in terms of my pop culture taste, it's very eclectic and I think that's just because of the web you know growing up and also I like being exposed to different things. So I really enjoy world cinema and at the same time I sometimes enjoy like. Really trashy American TV like net flicks, and of course, I have a deep love for a particular part of Bollywood that is called. Parallel. Cinema. What was described as parallel cinema. So that involves. Not, necessarily, the mainstream cohort of Bollywood but more indie filmmakers and less songs, more more drama and acting. Yeah that that's kind of my my pop culture. I. Do I do binge, watch, Netflix but I like. Classical as well and side. So the current movie am working on short that I'm working on, it's not strictly sci fi but it is about. The technological takeover of the world I I don't like sci fi I have tried to get into the habit of watching it. My husband loves it. He watches it all the time. My kids love it. I just haven't gotten used to it. That's one. So maybe I can start a fantasy because I don't like fantasy either says it do not like SCI FI or? So, when you ask me about these different genres, I have no clue how this works game of thrones I. Don't watch it and I have never really watched it. I watched the wolf thing and I miss it although I did not like the ending but I am a big fan. You know the interesting thing is the other thing that I have to get over is the notion of not being able to watch movies with subtitles. So I can watch Bollywood I grew up watching Bollywood I watch Hollywood but beyond. that. When it comes down to watching International Cinema Im just I don't know why but I am not too enthusiastic about watching it and once I get over that I think badgered psychological barrier that I have I think I will enjoy cinema a lot more and I will see a lot more diversity within the space that I am not getting when it comes to movies I mean it's it's always tricky because one there's more content out there that is accessible now more than ever before not all of it is good. And not all fit is good according to everyone so I do think though that. Given our current times I mean size existed for a long time. But especially in this moment in time as well it literally feels like there's been an alien invasion..
Advocates For Deaf And Blind Laud Netflix's New Playback Features
"Netflix recently announced it's rolling out a new feature that allows some viewers to stream their favorite shows or films, slower, half speed, say or faster. The feature, which is currently on Ly, available to Android users, adjust voice pitch to make the faster slowed down speed. Sound natural. The idea to criticism from directors like Judd Apatow, who said last fall that platform should leave content as it wass quote intended to be seen. Advocates for the deaf and blind are lauding the new feature, saying It's a win for people who rely on playback options so they can also enjoy the cinematic experience. One of those advocates as ever it bacon. He's a board member of with the National Federation of the Blind, and he joins us from Salt Lake City, Utah. Hello. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me. So for those who who dont know for someone who is blind, How do you watch films or TV shows? So we watch films just like anybody else on Ly. We have what's called audio description. Our audio description narration that's going on while the programming is being viewed. And so basically when there is no dialogue between the actors, a narrator comes on and describes what's happening in the scene and what's happening in the the show. So we have an understanding so like they might describe The set What's happening around us? They might give us some gender information or race information about characters, just overall things that help us. Understand and comprehend what the creators were trying Tio portray to the general public. And so how does this new playback feature assist with the viewing experience? Well, blind individuals. Many of us use a screen reading technology on our computers and our phones. And we have learned and adapted over time to speed that up on a regular basis. We've also been listening to audio books for years as a member of the National Federation of the Blind. I've been listening to audio books from the library for the blind for many years, and we've always been able to speed up that process because we're listening all the time and in our our ears that kind of trained over time to listen at a quicker speed and so allowing us to do the same thing on on on a show. Like a documentary or some type of other content. It really helps the whole lot. When when you're trying Tio consume such great content in mass quantity. And why is it so important? You mentioned that you've been doing this in other platforms. Why's it so important on a streaming platform like Netflix? Well, I think it's very important because I'm going to watched a lot of content just like anybody else. And honestly, I've been listening to so many things all of my life that when I listen at regular speed, sometimes it can sound a little slower than it that it should. And And so I might. My years kind of wanted a little bit more faster as a blind individual. Because that's what I've been used to listening to my computer, listening to my phone listening to audio books, so it's only a natural process that I would want the speed to be a bit faster on the streaming content that I'm viewing on Netflix or other platforms. You know, as I mentioned earlier, there are directors actors who have pushed back saying This playback option distorts their art and the way it was intended to be consumed. How would you respond to them? Well, I would say to to someone like Director Judd Apatow, who is a person who I love the the programs that he's put together, and I've watched several of his films, There is so much information that they have put out in their content. That audio description allows me as a blind individual to comprehend and observe on DH two Having that speed feature. It just allows me to do better understand and better comprehend what they were trying to portray in their creation. I love a lot of Judd Apatow's work and I think if he understood me is a blind individual and how I consume content, he would be applaud this new feature by Netflix
Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
"100 years ago, Madam C. J. Walker was the richest, self made woman in America. She battled both racism and sexism in a post abolition world. She created an empire of hair care products for black women, and she also employed an empowered thousands of black women across the country. Her story is the subject of a Netflix series called Self Made. Inspired by the Life of Madam C. J. Walker. The show stars Octavia Spencer as Thie, tenacious businesswoman, and Blair Underwood plays her husband. You see him struggle to live in the shadows of his wife's massive achievements. You might know Blair from L. A law dear white people or sex in the city. He also starred in the Broadway production of a Soldier's play. I talked to Blair right around the time. The play had to shut down early because of covert 19 back in mid March, and I started off by asking him why Madam C. J. Walker story is so important. She accomplished something that was just a monumental An extraordinary at the turn of the century in the late 18 hundreds and building this hair care empire Ah, woman. An African American woman, um, during that period of time to to earn that kind of money she did, And as you as you said, she employed and empowered thousands of African American women all over the world, So she was really you know, before Mary Kay or Avon or M Way she was creating distributors. People could have their own businesses and be their own business people at the time, So it was really extraordinary. It was amazing what she created, especially given the times in which she did it. Yeah, the early 19 hundreds. Incredible. So let's take a listen to a clip from the new Netflix series Self. This is you. Yeah, This is you and Octavia Spencer as husband and wife. New hotel downtown. The iron figure you will meet wouldn't go down. There could be a bell half you could do laundry. You don't just plant a seed and expect fruit the next day. Color women here. Just gotta get used to that idea. Somebody was doing ahead as all you know. I always love you big ideas, but I'm not going back to long enough. Now. Wait a minute. No way. Don't all made sacrifices You won't do was best for this family. Yeah, so there's definitely some tension. Attention that we hear that Cliff. How would you describe the relationship between your character CJ Walker and his wife, Madam C. J. Walker. Oh, loving but strained. I say, loving first, because I think that's the most important thing to know about. These two people is that they have great had great admiration for each other and affection. They came together and fell in love before she became successful before she became Madam C. J. Walker. Her name was Sarah. Breedlove. And my character's name is Charles Joseph Walker. So she's known in relationship to him. Mrs. CJ Welcome, Madam C. J. Walker, Um and then when she because of because for intellect and her driving her tenacity and her persistence. She as the brand became more famous, and she built. She was the driving force behind the empire that she built. And it was ah, a lot for him to swallow in tow handle into process on a day to day basis and There's alcoholism involved, and there was a womanising involved. And you know he himself was a man of his times on did not want to be defined by the woman in his life, no matter how much he loved her. It was very hard for him to just find his equilibrium in the midst of all of that. Yeah, and to figure out how to play second fiddle and still, I guess, maintain his masculinity or maintain the image of masculinity at that at that time, that's right and still feel of worth in a value. How did you get yourself into into that head space? That sounds like a really intense head space to get into. Well, you got nothing with acting you just Ah, In the simplest terms, we we played from people and we believe it A cz long as you believe more specifically that that you want this woman to win this woman that you're in love with that you want her to when you want her to succeed. And if you live in that space, and then all these other dynamics coming to play her becoming more successful, who are becoming more famous for becoming more well known, and then her ideas are the ones that really work more than your own. And then you you feel less diminished. But if it's rooted in the fact that you bonded and you came together as a team because of the respect and admiration and love for each other. Everything else kind of falls into place. You've been married yourself for 25 years. Did you draw on any of your own experiences in figuring out the power dynamics of a partnership for this role? Uh, yeah, I think you know you draw them everything you've got, because I was sorry. I should be more specific. I guess I'm wondering like you're a famous person, and I'm wondering if there's anything for you not even in terms of like gender roles. But just just just what it is to be a person who is in the limelight and and also trying to make sure that they're there. Partner comes along. With them and shines just as brightly. Wow, you know, Tommy, That's that's really great question. I I do think what What I've learned is that it's important to make. I find everybody around. You feel of value, but you're asking specifically in relationships. But I think that's important, too. You know that your spouse in that marriage or relationship that has a kind of dynamic Where one person maybe more known to the public. And it's more public facing that that person is aware Of how your mate might feel. My my wife doesn't care doesn't look for it, which is great, So it's a part of its part in parts of what I do as a professional is part of my profession. So there's no conflict in that respect, but But there is a sense of you know that it's important that she knows that she is valued in her world and heard her desires and her passions. And I think that's true for any relationship, so I definitely you know. Use that and this character just understanding that
Disney lost nearly $5 billion last quarter, but stock prices surged
"Disney is really an interesting story right now, it is massively exposed to the pandemic. They have just recently announced their results. They lost a staggering amount of money and yet they have some good news about their streaming service and it's like the market just. Has Undying confidence because of the power of Disney's intellectual property well, and the fact that they have pivoted to streaming in a major way I mean only in twenty twenty can you lose four point seven billion dollars in a quarter and have your stock go up because you also announced that you're streaming business hit sixty million subscribers for Disney plus one hundred, million subscribers include Hulu. and. ESPN plus I mean this is the craziness of meteorite. Now in that the the The Walt, Disney Company was more exposed than anybody else to this pandemic because the parks were shut down for most of the second quarter these parks were not operating not generating revenue and they're movie business was essentially shut down because for most of the quarter they were not allowed to release. Movies in theaters yet because the future of the business is in streaming and people on Wall Street and elsewhere are looking to growth in those categories to see if Disney will ever be able to compete with Netflix on that front it's actually a mixed bag for the quarter because streaming is great. Yes Jiming great I mean they don't charge that much for it's seven dollars a month. They have certainly tried to figure out how to keep it stocked. Challenge that Disney has really faced. They came out with the man delorean and then there was just incredibly long pause when you're talking about anything for a person over the age of whatever. Some people are love all of it for life, but primarily, their stuff had been appealing to kids. netflix's firing out new stuff. To the point where you can't possibly keep track of it. Disney was really kind of a bit stalled out. It seemed they had Hamilton and. They got a lot of noise with Hamilton putting the film online, and now they're doing a really big experiment that could affect the future of this industry, which is to put Moulin a two, hundred, million dollar plus film on demand not at the twenty dollar price point that you know universal charge for the trolls released but at thirty dollars. ESSENTIALLY THIRTY DOLLARS And they're saying it's a one off but they're also saying we're GONNA learn from this. This is a one off until it isn't and the interesting thing is that they're not just charging thirty dollars for it, but they're only making it available for Disney plus subscribers. So if you're not one of those sixty million subscribers who already get Disney plus you're GONNA have to sign up for the service and then pay thirty dollars to get Milan it's an interesting strategy. Mean they doing that because if they put it on regular premium video on demand, they would have to share a lot of that price with the platforms that help them That sale up here there's some rumors that they may be sharing a little bit of the price with the theaters that were promised movie that hasn't been confirmed but if they're willing to put it behind essentially a paywall and a paywall, we're really going to see what the demand is for this kind of high-quality a-list Disney content in a streaming
Sarah Paulson Resurrects Iconic ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ Villain in Netflix Series 'Ratched'
"For the prequel of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, released this fall will not see a new season of American horror story, However, Ryan Murphy looks to fill that void with the one flew over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel, Ratchet storing Sarah Paulson. The trailer for Ratchet, released Tuesday reveals the Siri's set in 1947 introduces us to ratchet as she begins her work in a Northern California mental facility should bathe more often. Your fingernails are filthy. We're new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind. But even though she presents well, her stylish exterior bellies a growing darkness within revealing true monsters are made not born. Ratchet premieres September 18th. Michelle Pelino Fox News.
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, has died
"I have some sad news as well being informed that apparently legendary New York Post and Daily News columnist Pete Hammel has passed away. Unfortunately, at the age of 85 so he was a longtime editor. For the New York Post and a longtime columnist for the both The post and the News rush. You and I spoke with his brother, Dennis family, also a terrific columnist of mine. And, You know, people who know their history may remember this. But Pete Hamill was a pretty close friend of Robert Kennedy and Hammel helped persuade Robert Kennedy to run for president back in 1968. He worked on Kennedy's campaign. Then he covered it as a journalist, and he was one of four men who actually disarmed, sir. Hand, sir. Hand you know, removed his gun in the aftermath of that Kennedy assassination is a pretty good documentary series about that Kennedy assassination on Netflix. He's one of you know, when you talk about family you're talking about him and Jimmy Breslin. I mean those air, the legendary people. I'm saying Steve Dunleavy. I'm so sad about that, because he's really and you know, I gotta call Dennis the minute we get off the he Not only, though, would Bobby Kennedy, but he was quite The man on his earlier days dating Jackie Ah Onassis Onassis. Linda Ron's that Shirley Maclaine. I mean, he got around. I want you to know that. Well, see, we're even. We're mourning his death even more. If that's the case.
Microsoft reveals more details about its 'Netflix for games' service, launching Sept. 15
"For games, and it will allow allow you you to to stream stream games games over over the the Internet Internet onto onto your your phones, phones, PC PC or or tablet. tablet. CBS's CBS's Dan Dan Mitchinson Mitchinson tells tells us us why why this this could could be be a a game game changer changer for for you. you. Or Or perhaps perhaps your kid playing games from the cloud where so much is store these days is gaining momentum in the $150 billion gaming industry and Microsoft wants a piece of it, You'll be able to play more than 100 games on your phone or tablet if you have the game passed ultimate subscription tech expert Brian Westbrook tells me that past will cost about $15 a month when it's released in September. He says he will be able to get a lot of the games you like along with some of the older classics without having to buy a new console, which could save you some money in the long run. Plus, it's a great way to keep him connected to those games while you're away from your console. The downside, Microsoft will be rolling out cloud gaming on android phones and tablets, but not PC or apple devices. So why is that we suspect it has something to do with the apples, APP store policies. And of course, it could be negotiation between Apple and Microsoft. Because, of course, as you could imagine, everybody wants a piece of the puzzle. So until then, maybe it's just time to go old school in San Francisco Damage in BBS. I remember that
Microsoft will launch xCloud game streaming service Sept. 15 on Android
"Has announced more details today of its upcoming Netflix style Cloud Gaming service. Service Service will will launch launch on on September September 15th 15th and and subscribers subscribers will will be be able able to to jump jump into into games games on on their their smartphones smartphones and and their their tablets. tablets. We We all all know know this this was was bound bound to to happen, happen, and and for for more more on on the the details. details. We We turn turn to to the the KCBS KCBS Ring Central news Line and talked with tech expert Brian Westbrook. Alright Brian House is going to work. Well on September 15th day, you'll want to pay attention to you'll be able to download a new after your android device. Not yet for Iowa. We'll get to that. In just a moment, you'll be able to play more than 100 games on your phone or tablet. If you have the game last game passed Ultimate subscription. Now we know you and I are not big gamers. We do have family members that are the game passed. Ultimate plan is 14 99 a month, Microsoft launching what they've called Project X Cloud. Are we referring to this? As the ex Past X box game passed Ultimate subscription. This will lost X Cloud game streaming service launches on Andrew and I mentioned that it is not yet available for IOS devices. No word on when that will launch to the iPhone and the iPad platform. We suspect it has something to do with the apples, app store policies. And of course, it could be negotiation between Apple and Microsoft. Because, of course, as you could imagine, everybody wants a piece of the puzzle. Well, yeah, and I well, I was I was looking at this, and I mean, you've got a lot of memory on consoles and even laptops these days, But what kind of memory will this take for your phone? How is that going to be able to handle it? These are not going to be the full rich experience games that you're used to. On your console. You're not going to get the full immersive four k. You're certainly not. With 75 inch TV to play these games, But it will allow you to take the games on the go and also be perfect for maybe older titles that are available on the Xbox experts Game passed subscription. It'll also be great for casual games. You want to play on the bus or on the go is a great way to keep him connected to those games while you're away from your console and speaking of consoles. Microsoft, of course, is getting ready to release the Xbox. Siri's ex later this year. So if you thought you had all the latest and greatest in consuls, of course, a couple of months later, it's all out of date. This is I mean, I'm imagining a $1,000,000,000 industry. But if you're allowed to jump from a phone to a tablet does that water down the value of going out and having to buy a new hardware for for some of these games, or it's an interesting question. And what, like DVDs have transition to virtual offerings where we don't collect disks anymore games? They're doing the same thing. You can get this subscription. They've got you on the hook for 14 99 a month. And you don't have to pay 50 60 75 or $100 every time a new title comes out now. Don't expect all of the latest titles to be available by subscription that maybe some of the more catalog titles of some of the more popular game, not everything. We're not going to see the titles that would go down to the store and bio or digitally download go away completely. But this will certainly expand the offering and again put you on the hook for 14 95 a month. You know, well, the only thing I can say is I know my son's still sleeping. Hopefully he didn't hear this and hopefully he won't hit me up for when I get Home today. So, Brian, thanks very much for your time this morning that is tech expert Brian Westbrook. We're back with
Samsung's curved displays make your phone look good but lose out on practicality
"Samsung who introduced us all to curve displays Doesn't really do curve displays in the same way that they used to. They started with the most dramatic curve and every year they've moved back and back and back, and the Galaxy s twenty devices. They still have a curved display, but it's like not even noticeable like you have to you have to look for it and. Consumer feedback says it's a worse experience. Yes. The phone looks cooler. I'd give it that but it is a worst experience for the consumer every single time that you give a phone curve display and also like the whole thought about about like if you double up the curve because there's a curve on the back. But if there was a groove on the front than someone would like, they would probably say something like, Oh, it makes the phone thinner. Well, we don't necessarily need our phones to be thinner now do we like? Oh, they're thin. Enough eight eight. Eight millimeters is just an honestly it doesn't make the phone thinner. It just makes the edge thinner, which makes it harder to hold because it's a digging into your fingers in your palm it's like a knife. Trying, holding a sharp rock, I will say my favorite part about this phone. As much as I dislike the color, the quality of life of this is really good as a phrase I've been using a lot because just one handed use. Easy it's not that big of a very, very ergonomic various economic. Thank you. It's a good way to put it and knowing me like it's still I still put stuff on the phone to make it even easier to use like I still use my mom and my pop sockets so The cases. I do so it comes with case which not all one plus phones do props to them on that. Thing I don't like the single mono speaker at the bottom of the device they could have put in Stereo speakers compared to all other one plus devices. That's a huge step back. But the performance out of the snapdragon eight sixty five G. is sixty hundred. Seven yes seven six. Seven. Nine hundred, eighty, two, one. Rising seven. The rising seven. Now, the performance that you get out of this thing is honestly really good I've been. You know me I've been playing my. Call of duty. Mobile. And it. I'm so glad I found streaming services because I'm on PS four plan I should be doing more stadium with this phone. Yet. But so that has nothing to do with the performance of the that's what I'm saying. You're really not taxing anything that exactly. That's like watching a netflix movie exactly better. Battery Life when gaming. Oh, that's why. Yeah, that's like I can game for twelve hours I'm like your phone, not even high on Wi fi. Streaming. So performance here is actually really good. There's you can play call of duty mobile on Max Setting. You can play fortnight almost at Max Setting. Full frame rate and that ninety hertz refresh rate for a phone at this price is really good. The the display is impeccable for the price
The Umbrella Academy comes back stronger than ever with briskly paced second season
"Content. I think at this point is slightly underrated, given the number of options that are out there. I think we sort of forget how much good stuff Netflix is cranking out beyond just their regular streaming. But all the stuff that they're specifically creating agree 100% when I when Disney Plus was being launched They had the deal where you could ahead of time, pay for, like, three years and get a reduced rate. My plan was I was going to do that. And then I was going to dump Netflix because a lot of what I liked on Netflix was the marvel content that was now Migrating to Disney, Plus I haven't cancelled Netflix yet. They keep coming up with such good stuff I can't give you can give us an example of like something you watch recently. Well, the stuff that I was bending over the weekend that the latest season of last chance you Which simultaneously entertains and discuss you this this last season and horrifies you right? Exactly because the coaches in the 1st 4 seasons were just horrible, horrible human beings. Now in this fifth season. They actually have a decent human being as a head coach. It's still Shows you what of factory college athletics is and that there's these real human beings that are scratching and clawing, trying to make it Having very, very short odds of actually getting there. And how much you know the coaching staffs in the schools and the people will show them love so long as they're useful to them. But as soon as they become not useful to him, they get cast aside in a heartbeat, and it just sort of breaks your heart. To see you know these kids that you want to see succeed? Knowing that they're probably not gonna make it. It's sort of fascinating. Siri's I love that one theater, one that I've
Dwayne Johnson buys XFL for $15 million, says Netflix film 'Red Notice' will resume shooting in a 'quarantined bubble'
"The X. The XFL is according to this portico, which says the W W E legend has teamed up with Red Bird capital to snatch up the league for $15 million. That's not the only big news today from Dwayne the Rock Johnson, who also announced that he is getting back to the business of making movies, he says his Netflix film Red Notice will resume shooting and what he calls a quarantine bubble on Instagram. He says they're taking their cues from the world of sports been keeping in close contact with the MBA and those folks down in Orlando. They've been great in terms of sharing us sharing with us what has been effective with their bubble and we are able to implement that into our ball. On DH, some of the things that were challenging for them to use well, and now it informs us nice nicely. He noted that it was a tough decision to return to work because when he does a lot of other people do as well
How To Have A Movie Night Under The Stars
"Most movie theaters is still shut down amid the pandemic. What's a big screen movie loving family in Illinois to do? Are you tired of Netflix movies on the couch? Well, how about turning your backyard into a theater? Apparently the latest trend people buying big screens for their backyard and having movie nights under the Stars blew tag Leah with Abd Elektronik CE in Chicago. The trend is to get outside to get outside of the home where you're sitting around with 14 people on top of each other. Get outside. We've got more space. Enjoy the warm, beautiful weather we have right now in view TV and listening music outside easier than ever everything from projecting a movie on a bed sheet to big high end systems costing thousands of dollars. Movies under the stars in your backyard, the latest trend thanks to the Corona virus in Mount Prospect, Illinois. The backyard. I'm Jeff Flock. Fox News.
Kim Kardashian focusing on family as marriage with Kanye West crumbles to pieces
"Kim Kardashian and Kanye West trying to save their relationship, And the headline from TMZ today is that it's a massive uphill battle. Do you know what I started watching last night that I had never watched is the people versus O. J. Simpson. And so I bring this up? Because, of course, Robert Kardashian was one of O. J. Simpson's lawyers and one of his best friends. And so we talked about that show for so long, And then I never watched it. And now I just was scrolling through Netflix and thought, What are things that I've wanted to watch the heaven and that was it. Yeah. Small world, starting with number one. And you like, Yeah. I mean, it's like a little campy. It's like yeah, a little bit campy, but it's Ryan Murphy. And so I'm but it's interesting. And then I found myself Googling all these things and Of course, in the first episode, you know, I'm not giving anything away here. But O J, um, threatens to kill himself in Kim Kardashians bedroom, her childhood. Her bedroom did not know the Kardashians house. And so Robert is like, Stop it. You know, this is my This is Kimmy's bedroom. And so I was thinking, you know, because, of course, the Kardashians were so close with them. So fast forward to today, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West trying to navigate this rough patch in their relationships, So they apparently decided to jump on a jet on Sunday and take a private family vacation to try to work things out. This is something they talked about when she went to Wyoming last weekend. They haven't seen each other much at all for months because he was at the ranch and Kim's been taking care of the kids. And Kanye, of course, said during his South Carolina rally that he asked him for a divorce last year. He raised the subject of divorce several times at the event. A few lies definitely been discussed is what time's, he says. I feel like this relationship was over, probably a long time ago. And now it's just a matter of figuring out how they do the dance to separate, although it's not going to be easy because of the kids and everything else, But Elizabeth, you had some insight, I think I don't know, probably like two weeks ago that she that is Kim Kardashian is really trying to sort of play her cards correctly. In this moment. I think that it's that a lot of these stories that are coming out are setting the stage for her to look like the good guy. For her to look like she did absolutely everything that she could to try to save the relationship and then show Be done because it's just too much, But she doesn't want to look like Oh, he was, you know, not healthy, and so she bailed when he was in his time of need, But it's more of like It's she's. She's trying to do everything and he just it's not happening. Like I tried. I did my best. But, you know, I checked all the boxes. Yeah, Yeah. I never even thought about that until you said it. I was just thinking, Wow. She's just really Trying to make this work, but
Netflix sets new record with 160 Emmy nominations
"Were announced on Tuesday for the 72nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and HBO's watchman picked up 26 including a lead actress nod for Regina King. The 20 nominations for the marvellous Mrs Mazel made it the most nominated comedy, while Ozark and succession tie for the most nominated drama with 18 of peace. Meanwhile, the man DeLorean and Shits Creek got 15 nominations each in the race of the networks. Netflix made history with a whopping 160 nominations, the most ever for any network. HBO came in second with a total of 107 Jimmy Kimmel will host Theseventy second annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20th on ABC.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster gets 37 new songs
"Its announcement. The fine print on the Tony Hawkes pro skater wanted to remake was that it would include most of the music from the original games. Reading between the lines that means that not all the songs that have become forever connected to those games would be showing up, but it sounds like at least a few of the songs that were not going to make it into the game have now been inserted
"netflix" Discussed on Land of the Giants
"Where are we? We are in Los Angeles. We're about to turn onto sunset. Boulevard Hollywood maybe in Hollywood. Okay, so we're. We're approaching. Hollywood hills. Really Tall Palm Trees. So should we explain why we're? We're driving through sunset radio. There's a bunch of billboards here, right? That's what we're. Getting at. Less Ronnie our producers, etc piled, a newborn, took a drive down Hollywood's main drag. It's a traffic jam packed with billboards promoting new TV shows and movies. I've been covering the business of media for a long time, so I served as tour guide for this trip, but Ronnie is a data reporter who mainly writes about tech companies. She doesn't typically pay a lot of attention to what's going on in Hollywood. Here, we have a a the crown net flicks up on the right. Have you watched any of the crown yet? I have not. On the left we have marriage story billboard. This is a Scarlett Johansson. I don't think I want to watch that. You may not be the right person for streaming roddy in a row. We got the Irishman. That's Scorsese's film and then <hes>. DOLEMITE is my name. Reading that right. Alfie, these are both movies. They're both movies. You can see on Netflix Sega. Any of these this is this is a worthwhile trip for learning. What's on Netflix? You could just actually go to your browser. Are these like already outer. These are like I don't know. Someone like hermetically sealed raising. A drive down, sunset isn't just a chance for Ronnie to see what's coming on. TV, it's a way to watch Hollywood talking to itself, these billboards are messages which are very much directed at Hollywood except now. netflix's doing most of the talking. Stranger things net flix. The politician. Net flicks, one billboard tuna flexible work three Netflix. Netflix well years ago when Netflix was first getting into its own programming. Executive there told me that because they were tech company. They didn't have to do things that traditional media companies do like renting billboards, so it could show big-name talented netflix serious about Hollywood. That guy turns out was wrong. Netflix has decided loves billboards so much that it went out and bought some for itself, and now the company owns many of the signs on the Strip. This, you still look like before streaming. That's one of the main ideas we keep running across as we're working on the series, it's almost impossible to imagine what the world like before Netflix. Even though that time was just a few years ago. If you didn't know any better, you'd think. Netflix's has always been a huge part of Hollywood. Syphilis can be fatal to your baby free. Check that out not flick show. UNCLEAR UNCLEAR? Welcome the land of the giants. The NETFLIX's effect. I'm Peter Coffee. Today. We're talking about how NETFLIX's. Would outsider that no one took seriously took over the town and change the lives of the people in it. Are the CO founder and CEO of Net flicks. I'm going to conduct this interview netflix style. I'M GONNA. Have like five questions you're GonNa love and five thousand. You've never heard. Today. It's given it. NETFLIX's remade. The media. World to companies becomes so omnipresent in our lives that CEO Reed. Hastings even counts as a sort of celebrity. He's a big enough deal for a guest spot Stephen Colbert. You're like one of the big one of those big <hes> new media disruptors. Why did the entertainment industry need to be disrupted? Just for the fun of it. On this happened really quickly. We talked to Kim Masters veteran show business journalist at the Hollywood reporter who said that a decade ago Netflix's was an afterthought for big media companies newcomers from Silicon Valley or anywhere else did not strike fear in the hearts of moguls. There's a thing that happens in Hollywood. Which is the outsiders come in, and they think boy. There's a lot of stupid rules in Hollywood and people sure do dumb stuff, but we're going to be much smarter than these idiots, and then they get kilt. It turns out that Netflix was the exception to the rule. It didn't get killed at one. And NETFLIX's did it with Hollywood's help. You can trace all this back to two thousand eight, which is when Netflix's really broken into streaming by getting his hands on a bunch of blockbuster movies for a bargain, Ben, price, it had made a deal with stars premium cable channel. Let netflix's stream always rate movies from Sony and Disney so stars had created the service called Vong which nobody listening to this podcast is GonNa Remember, but there was a service before Netflix's. That was streaming. Streaming movies called. Longo Van Gogh was losing seventy million dollars a year. Rich Greenfield is an analyst with light shed partners. He's been following digital media closely for years, and in walks, Reed Hastings in Ted Sandoz and says hey will take that streaming content. You could sub-licensed to us and we'll pay you. Tens of millions of dollars Netflix's use it as the base to build their streaming service, versus what was historically just a DVD service. And the rest is they say is history.
"netflix" Discussed on Reset
"That's so funny because I have also been watching either things that make me completely forget that there is a pandemic going on right. Now whether it's a comedy or something that happens in a different world than than our current Earth World But I just started watching an Orthodox and that is a dark show at least in the very first few episodes. I heard it's great. I mean it's great so far but it is the first time that I feel like you know what I think I can handle this but otherwise I've been watching you know. Tv shows a Lake Net flicks sex education and HIGH FIDELITY ON. Hulu those kinds of things. That feel a little bit lighter but I think people are just watching. You know something I have noticed as I'm watching people talk about the fact that they've got all this time now to and they've gone through all their net and their board. I keep thinking everyone's different but I I feel like I got a lot less time like the work from home and help. The kids learn thing is is not out of blast So my time is quite limited. But again I'll claim some of that back eventually and I'm happy to be able to work. There is no discernible trend except people want to watch stuff. So you have shows like tiger king from Netflix. Doing really well. But you have a show called Spencer Spencer confidential. I think he was called which dumb Mark Wahlberg movie. That did really well. There is an ultra violent. Movie starring. Chris Hemsworth better known as third and most people that extraction who the boys me. Guess Drug Lord versus biggest joining music should. That's on Netflix. Going TO BE NETFLIX. Most popular movie ever They're going to do something. Like ninety million people watched it in the first four weeks. It's incredibly violent. People had their eyes gouged with rakes. Like it's not a fun time for a lot of people and people are willing to watch that they will watch anything. I'd rather watch a movie like the half of it on Netflix. Which is just a complete delight being different in Italian. This is that no one expects you to be like them. I'm seventeen I live in Square Hamish with my dad. I guess I just never thought thought I need anyone else. You know what I do want to watch for. I don't know if you want. If you want bridge like uncomfortable but also entertaining powder men had the Hamas but the action show about Like undercover Israeli commandos. It's dense in like like allowed them to see the Palestinians as human beings. Same time now. That sounds interesting. I think the thing that I'm wondering. Is it time for me to finally watch the Sopranos? Oh I re- binge-watch that a year ago really all right. Maybe maybe it's time for me to finally dive in. It's really good. I highly recommend it. All right. Peter Kafka is a senior correspondent for recode and the host of the PODCAST recode media. Peter thank you thank you so last week. I tweeted out a question to reset listeners. I wanted to know what folks are watching right now and which streaming services they might have subscribed to because of the pandemic and we got some pretty great answers. Hi this is from the Bronx. I re subscribe to the Disney Plus Hulu Bundle so I can watch portrait of a lady on fire. The most embarrassing thing I just watched was Rachel Weiss spitting into Rachel McAdams mouth in disobedience. I purchased a new apple TV because it came with a year free of apple. Tv plus itself. I signed up for crunchy roll because I wanted to get into enemy a bit more on. I wanted a wide access of different ones that I could watch. My actually jokingly told all my friends that not ex- contacted me in a wooded me as difficult of completion because I watched everything v. Lable my life has been filled with a lot of nine hundred thousand fiance and I have become an expert at season. Ten of married at first sight on lifetime. That's IT for today's show. I'm Ariel Ross. And this is reset published episodes three times a week on Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays. So if you haven't already subscribe to the pot you can find us on apple podcasts. Spotify or in your favorite podcast APP. If you like what you hear rate and review us on Apple podcasts. It really helps other people find the show. If you want to get in touch with me you can find me on twitter. I'M AT A P R S. You can also reach the reset team by emailing reset at. Vox Dot Com. We'll be back on Thursday where nerds..
"netflix" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"Responding to that by figuring out how to program differently how to structure themselves differently how to reach some of those people directly all that stuff is, is happening. And I've been sort of waiting for it to happen in predicting when it might happen and saying it's not going to happen for awhile. Now we're here. Okay. So this is the streaming services against the incumbents. Yes, and more broadly. Right. If just still, it's Facebook and Google net flicks. I mean, they're all competing for your time, and your eyeballs, they're all sort of playing in internet video to different degrees. So I don't write that much about Facebook video but Facebook itself. Right. It's still a competitor to all these things at Facebook video one day might be who's winning net flicks. The entire narrative is everyone is responding to Netflix slash Ken net flicks be stopped slash does. Netflix having to kill his. He'll slashes his Netflix. Finally going to have real competition from Disney if everyone is it positioned themselves, says the Netflix Keller are this is the response to net flix even if maybe that's not a hundred percent. True. That means Netflix is winning. Okay. And Disney is the most likely competitor. I mean Amazon seems to be done in a slightly different direction, yet, Amazon for a longtime seemed like the logical sort of Netflix competitor, now, Disney's the by far most obvious. Netflix, competitor, there's a side to that, where you can say, look, they're actually not a competitor there. Most people are going to have both services. That's true. But still Disney is one that is most sort of dramatically overhauled its strategy to sort of take on what Netflix has accomplished. Okay. And so give me give me what they have going for them. They've got a lot of like ten. Poll franchises and stuff. But what is the what's the challenge for them to be a real competitor to net flicks? The challenge for Disney's are starting at zero right.
"netflix" Discussed on TechFan
"Of DVD's, but interest by introducing video on demand via the internet. Netflix grew as DVD sales from two thousand six to two thousand eleven. Think about this. This is a very brave thing to do. Here's a company that made all of its money in DVD rentals, sending them in the mail, having the foresight to say, you know what? Internet speeds for consumers are going up. Our costs are going down to stream video content. What if we move our company into the streaming service and away from the DVD, the physical hard copies? We think that's the way to go. Now I remember back then when they started making this move, and I didn't know what to think. And for a while, there was a tear where you could get both, and then they moved away from that words, either DVD or streaming. And I was in a conundrum because I really kinda was addicted to getting these things in the mail. But I thought, you know what? I'll I'm gonna try the on demand service only the online service only. And of course like everybody else. I never went back because it just it made way too much sense. Yeah. And I, it was incredibly because the two, the two businesses opponent from the fact that the seven content on not remotely alike the logistics around sending DVD's people demand is nothing like streaming a toll. No, an I remember everybody the ice by to when they announced they were going to do this was somewhat confused because it's it's, it's almost like you know, killing the golden goose. You make you money on DVD's and you say, we're not going to do that anymore, or we gonna move away from that, and we're going to move to some of these going to kill our business if it successful, and yet they pulled it off. And then of course, nowadays you look at Netflix and it's almost even like the they're streaming service second, but there are constant company I, yeah. Where removing TV studio. When you think of Netflix, you don't think I'm gonna go watch, you know, such and such movie Netflix, some people do that, but it's about the regional content on networks. That's what you get net flicks for. Yeah. And actually, I was surprised because I, we, we bought into net flicks only relatively recently. We, we've had an impromptu description for longtime. So we've been using Amazon.
"netflix" Discussed on TechStuff
"Streaming subscriptions tied together, but people who. Subscribed only to DVD's or only subscribe to the streaming service. They wouldn't have actually seen a price cut in this approach. However, the focus of this announcement was almost exclusively on the price jump for the people who had a joint account like the joint DVD and streaming services. And because of that, Netflix was getting a lot of bad press and customer complaints. So there was a new idea one that a lot of people inside Netflix did not like, but Reed Hastings was very gung ho on going forward with this idea. That idea was to split the two businesses apart and make the DVD side of net flicks its own company and calling it quick stir it would have its own internal corporate structure. It would have its own CEO. It would be free from the streaming business of Netflix, but that also meant. It, it would be a huge change to customers. It meant that the combined plan of DVD's and streaming would become more complicated. Each company would have to maintain its own cues and customer profiles. So if you wanted to have that that joint service of DVD's and streaming video, now you were going to have to have two accounts. You're gonna have a Netflix account and a quick stir account. You have to subscriptions to payments to different cues. If you were, let's say that you had a queue in your streaming service, and you had a queue in the DVD service. And it turns out one of the movies that's on your DVD list becomes available on streaming and you watch it and streaming, and then you're next DVD shows up and it happens to be the same movie. That would be a really frustrating experience, especially since it had originally both come from the same company. People were not happy. Netflix also was not very good at communicating why it was doing this in the first place. And the main reason. Season was to allow the DVD side to focus on delivering rentals with a deep library and do it officially in and with a prophet in mind. While the streaming side could dedicate more resources like time, energy and effort to building out its.
"netflix" Discussed on TechStuff
"Netflix ended up extricating itself out of this problem in two thousand fourteen, and that's when it was announced that it was going to pay Comcast for a direct connection from Netflix servers to Comcast's network. So they were no longer employing anyone else to become a content delivery network. They were essentially doing it themselves and paying Comcast for the privilege, but the bigger dispute. It reached something of resolution in two thousand fifteen. Just a short time before the FCC was to start hearing complaints under some new net neutrality rules rules which I should add have since been overturned by the most recent FCC leadership. So the mess keeps on going. Meanwhile, on the executive side over at Netflix Reed, Hastings was apparently becoming less approachable according to the book Netflix, which I have cited several times in these episodes. It was getting harder to change Hastings, mind about things. He would make up his mind on something and challenging. His ideas was becoming more and more difficult to do. Some of his top executives would leave around this time. They saw very little opportunity to grow at Netflix. They saw little indication that they would have a shot at leading the company themselves and figured that they pretty much achieved their goals that they set out to to do when they joined that flakes things like fighting off blockbuster or launching a digital video, you know service, those things had happened already. So rather than just sit around, they decide to leave and take on new challenges or even retire on November twenty second, two thousand ten. Netflix really showed off how it believed the streaming service was going to be. In the future. Because for the first time they would offer customers the option to subscribe to just the streaming part of net flicks is service without the requirement of having a DVD rental service on top of it because up to that point, it was an add on there was no just streaming option for the subscription..
"netflix" Discussed on TechStuff
"I should say because the the delivery was still in DVD format. So here's how it was going to work. In fact, here's how it did work. If you signed up for the service, then you could create a q. very similar to what you would do on Netflix of different movies you wanted to watch and based upon the level that you had subscribed to, you would get a number of DVD's from that queue sent to you. After you watched it, you can do one of two things. You could plop the the view DVD back into an envelope and mail it back to blockbuster, whereupon once it was processed, they would send you the next one on your list or you could actually take that DVD and return it to a blockbuster. Store, and if you return it to a blockbuster store that DVD would also act as if it were a free rental coupon, you could immediately rent any movie in that blockbuster store for free. And meanwhile, the blockbuster store would scan in your return, which would immediately indicate to the distribution center to send you the next movie on your queue. So Nali where you're getting a free rental that didn't have to be on your queue at all the next movie under cure. At least the next available movie on your accu- would then get sent to you. So this was a very attractive proposition. It was something that Netflix could not offer because they didn't have those brick and mortar stores, and blockbuster had that, you know, that was an established entrenched model for blockbuster. So this was an opportunity for blockbuster to really put the hurt on net flicks their service attracted more than two million customers in just a few. Short months, and it really posed another big threat to net flicks. Now, the problem for blockbuster was that the way they were pricing, this model was unsustainable. They could not do it indefinitely. They were losing money on every transaction, especially since these returned discs to the blockbuster stores.
"netflix" Discussed on TechStuff
"More servers in order to boost capacity, things were not going so hot over in the DVD storage, vault either. In fact, things were pretty chaotic. The laser printer they were using the printout addresses jammed the flurry of activity meant the DVD's soon got out of order and became much more difficult to track down specific discs. And every time the servers came back up, new orders would fly in. So the team was struggling to keep up by the end of the day that orders to send out more than five hundred disks to more than one hundred customers. And this was all done by hand and it was sometime around. Then they also realized, oh, shoot, the internet is always open. We can't close. It's not like from eight PM till six AM where we're shut down. So the sites still has to be active. It's still has to be up available even though we won't be completing anymore orders until the next day. That was a stark realization. They. Soon included a message during high capacity situations that read. Sorry, due to extreme opening week demand, the net flicks store may be slow helping or hindering things was that while Netflix was in development, the DVD player was a novelty right? That people very few people had them, but by the spring of nineteen ninety eight when Netflix was actually launching as a service, it was a different story. The price for DVD players had come down to about half of what they had been and DVD player. Sales were starting to outpace VCR sales. So on late nineteen Ninety-seven the potential customer base was small by spring of nineteen ninety eight that had changed. So it was kind of a right place right time scenario for Netflix movie studios were playing ball to as sales picked up studios began to release more of their libraries on DVD. Now they saw that there was a demand. And for this kind of home entertainment, and they saw the opportunity and they began to jump on that new titles and old became potential revenue generators and Netflix, which was protected by US president that had law that said, accompany can buy and then rent out movies that is totally. Fine by law. If you if you buy a product, you can rent that product out to other people. So Netflix was taking advantage by scooping up copies of as many different titles as it could building out its own library by August nineteen, ninety eight. Those initial five hundred titles were now closer to fifteen hundred and because VHS rental chains like Hollywood video and blockbuster were slow to adopt the DVD format. Netflix had a good running start on them as well. Those companies were so entrenched in the VHS world that the thought of switching lanes and moving to DVD's was really daunting it. It represented an enormous cost for them to be able to change formats like that. So Netflix because it had not been entrenched in another medium was at an advantage. So was not species beginning and we're just getting started. Now in our next episode will look. Look at how net flicks, whether the first year or two of his existence and how it started to come up against what would become its main rival for the first decade of Netflix says, existence as a company that being blockbuster, if you guys have suggestions for future episodes of tech stuff, whether it's a company, a technology, a person tech, whatever it may be, send me an Email. The address for the show is tech stuff at how stuff works dot com, or draw me a line on Facebook or.
"netflix" Discussed on TechStuff
"Flicks dot com. But as we all know, the eventual winner was Netflix dot com. Those the one that people, I guess objected to at least they, I don't know that there was anyone who is passionately advocating for the name, but there was no one who was in great opposition to it. And so that became the name of the company. There is no logo was in purple and white. It's easy. I forget that that was the case they the net flicks is branding is so so powerful. Now with the red and white scheme that it's easy to forget that originally was purple and white. It had an unspools reel of film as part of the logo design. The red and white color scheme would come much later. They brought on a guy named Corey bridges to work in customer development and bridges had previously worked for Netscape and help launch their internet browser bridges seem. Secretly reached out to influencers and Usenet groups because this was before stuff like YouTube and Instagram and other social media platforms. But he saw those folks in Usenet groups as being really passionate community members and by tapping into people who were really big users in Usenet groups that were focusing on film discussion and asking them if they would participate in a beta program that Netflix was going to hold. He got a lot of responses, especially when he said that they would be allowed to be the first people to write about this new service. Once it was raised lunch, the day would essentially have the scoop on everyone else and has promotional plan worked like gangbusters. They signed up eagerly to test out this service on April fourteenth nineteen ninety eight. The company was ready to go live. They had built up a library of DVD's and they attested the features with their beta testers. Reed Hastings who had provided the seed money had mainly stayed out of the actual development process while all of this creative work was going on. This was Mark Randolph's show for that initial few months setting up the company, but as did our arrive at the company and watch as they actually went online. So he was there on hand for launch day. In fact, the story goes that some of the other employees didn't even know who read Hastings was they had never even really chatted with him at this point. So while the team was working on Netflix, Hastings had actually gone back to pursue more graduate studies at Stanford. And here's one way that Netflix was a very different service when it first launched than it would become later on and why the story about Hastings and those late fees doesn't ring terribly true. Even before we heard about Mark Randolph's version of the story. When that flicks I went, live users didn't get to subscribe to rent films indefinitely and just.
"netflix" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Streaming service. So that's why wall he's not on there because right now Disney's getting ready to launch, supposedly called Disney play yet, but I'll tell you this much. Black Panthers still on Netflix is on there yet, but it's coming to Netflix. Well, by the time, this drops it'll be on that Willis. I have no idea who was there already know. I think that one that I watch. I think that might be one of the last. Avengers, something very wars might be like the last one that they're contacted to be a Netflix movie, which I did you hear? Because like the Disney service is going to be like, all, oh. Oh man, it's Mickey mass will take you through if there was Mickey Mouse commentary on every movie there. Gosh, let's dribble. Yeah, that would suck actually says, no, especially if you couldn't turn it off. Yeah, Maki. Massa's. No personnel little situation like this steamboat Mickey is just a freaking guy guy. Yeah, but like a guy mouse who's just like vaguely nice. I'm the leader sometimes. Even the leader, Tom, just like the main guy. I've never seen him lead time. He give you like goofy, go, you know, fuck it around. Yeah, exactly. Google cool gore, film tower. This thing recently that the goof troop movie, they wind goofy to play it straight. What do you mean? They wanted Sinoe the goof troop movie theater. They wanted the guy who does goofy. There were like, all right in this we want drop the fucking voice. Yeah, they were like, we want goofy, just be like a regular dad in this one and not have the goofy voice and this like Hello son, it's me goofy. Yeah, we need to talk about your skateboarded. We need to talk about puberty. They wanted it to be an address film we want. Hello, sinus me goofy. We talk about the changes, your body's going through and the confusion you seem to be very confused. Perhaps I can dispel some some myths. Yeah, and God bless the guy plays goofy was like where you guys, hey, you're mine. No. Got me because I'm the guy, does goofy the dog or whatever. His name is goofy. He's got a goofy void. Yeah, I can goof troop. Did like back off a little bit. I mean, it's not as goofy and goof troop. No. Well, he's, he's got a son. He had to learn some responsibility. Campy bumbling Astle dropping the dinner plates every night more. He's got a son that needs to eat eavesdropping all the food of the floor son's going to, you know what's nourish. Nourish troop dead wife, one night stand deadline, that y. Yeah. How. I know Mickey Mickey was just like he got pollute. Oh, like goofy is wife was. Imply. Mickey always had a problem with goofy wife and nobody knows why. Okay. Pluto into rumored. Did the deed got Pluto to do it dog crime? Exactly. That way is that goofy was married to another dog and what they said was look. It's a Dougie Doug world. Yeah, that's. Yeah. Anyway, goof troop will probably be available on this new Disney service. Oh, nice. But so there there are just so many services, but Netflix, I think I mentioned this last time in twenty eight teen seven hundred new series around the world and eighty movies in twenty eighteen. That's how many original productions original co production rights the BBC or something. Yeah, that's what they're big on that. Like around the world, there are things that are called Netflix originals that's like, oh, no, that's like on AM over here. Yeah. But I mean, it seems like it's working for them. That's a great. They're definitely shows for Reed Hastings really working for them. They're definitely shows that. I think would have gone off the air way earlier if it weren't for that, that particular arrangement. Name one Gotham really. Before I think before got them even aired Netflix made agreements a pay a million dollars episode for the like international rights for that batmans in it. We'll see who knows it batmans in it..
"netflix" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"Now the mad men are all these. The maddest men of the mall. One could argue that zombie is not a man. I think the people on that show would agree with you because there was like a chopping their heads off and stuff. Yeah, kicking them. Look, I look I, I would go up to the gates of heaven and talk to Saint Peter himself with a with a clear conscience and say, yes, I killed those on these, but it's protecting my family. Wow, these great hero entrance. You've probably he'd be like, here's a the heroes lanyard it gets into the hero section. Wow. It's it's. It's stratified up there. You're saying? Oh, absolutely. Yeah, especially, yeah, I think I think a lot of the people up there get bothered all the time. Yeah, like Janice Joplin boob. You wanna. Jim. Yeah, I come on, but you know, of course she's in hell. Anyway, this week we're talking about Netflix streaming. Yeah, which we did a little bit of last week. We did a little bit of, but we haven't done it this guess what? That's the way most people watch Netflix now. Absolutely. Also, they also make a bunch of original content. Yeah, we're gonna talk is going to watch Wally, you know, right? Like there was a time where it was like, oh, cool. Walli is a Netflix guess what? Now Wally, I don't think is even on Netflix anymore as well. So that's part of it. I'm gonna one day. Tell my grandchildren. You know Netflix, this thing that you one day. There was one time I just watch Holly on it. Yeah. Yeah, and they're like, yeah, we know we heard about our Grandpa's Netflix. Then he could tell them, you know, Mike grandfather's even. Even. Tell the CDC 'em AMC. Pearly gates about like colorizing movies and stuff. You walk. All right. So season to the Walking Dead exact. Exact Rick, found his family, and they didn't think better call. Saul was going to be as good as breaking bad. But many people said it surpassed the original TV. It really broke up for being a spin off anyway. Anyway, anyway. We're talking about Netflix, Netflix originals mostly, oh, that's what I was going to say. So you're talking about Wally..
"netflix" Discussed on The Complete Guide to Everything
"These need a two thousand dollar membership fee. What's return to you? You got free rentals. To it. A lot. 'cause I remember like a decade later, we still had like like movie, like I forget what the stipulations were. Because like sometimes my parents would just like, have me run into grab video, did golden video dislike, take two thousand dollars from everybody in our town and then close up shop a couple of years later. This is like a longtime later. I think like at a certain point, the memberships were free. But I think it was like initially it was like, look ran to spend like hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy two hundred videos for people to rent. So we need that money upfront basically, but we'll give it back to you. You'll be able to go and rent is I remember for years like how it'd be able to go in there and be in rent. This are eighty, and that was our eighty. This go publicly. Amy has a time. Machine goes back and says, are eighty. I think it was the eightieth membership for our last name, our our, our lab. We know our our last hour slash. Our our last name, Tom, I wanted to work at blockbuster so bad. I don't think they had a very high guess what I went to their kiosk. Like to get hired kiosk. There's a kiosk in the blockbuster that was like, apply to work here and then it's like you wanna be. Do you agree to be drug tested and was like, I don't wanna p in front of somebody. Blockbuster, yeah, I really was just like. Digital Kia? Yeah, yeah. It was like, enter your navy. Do dressy entered whatever, and it was like heavy over and convicted of a crime. No, yes. Do you want to. Watch movies. Yeah, and it was like, hell? Yes. There was a hell. Yes button for that. That was the right answer. But then like I don't wanna pee in front of somebody and I don't enough to be like it must be optional. So I. And like it immediately was like, sorry, you can't work at blockbuster shit. I went to the other blockbuster, west Islip. And I was like, well, okay. Now final p. in from somebody help e into this machine, my name and they're like, sorry, we're not hiring or not hiring. Drug addicts was the biggest mistake in my life. I really think that set me on a bad path and it can't get into why it'd be. It'd be destined. Blockbuster. In for bigger and better things. And I can pinpoint that as my downfall and a little bitter about it. But. Just said today, you you spilled a mad magazine out in front of a bunch of businessmen. I know you know what now who all screwed up. Exactly. Yeah, I'm not saying the right place now. It's all it's all messed up. We didn't even really talk that much about Netflix. Yeah, we did. Well, hold on. Let's talk radio rentals in general. We talked about Netflix kind of the origin of nanna. Maybe we could do another one on like Netflix original program. Because we didn't even get into. Any of the shows I'm trying to think of one original program, Grainger, things. Stranger cards are interested, new black, gaily gals all the marvel stuff. I'm talking original original mind. Hunter. Yeah. Lost in space. Luke cage. I said, marvel stuff. I just wanted to. They're supposed to have something like like seven or seven hundred new series this year, Tom, we're not talking about that this week. That's in our Netflix original programming to talk about quick. So real quick. So they split off and they're like, okay, we went from being the highest customer of the highest customer that Cheech and chunk of the US postal service to the most bandwith. Whip like that would've also lost her that job. This guy know about teaching John fryer. It'd be like, oh, great. He'll. Up in smoke correctly, but other problems. Drama, comedy, comedy, come on. I know Cheech they had blockbuster, like very few categories like drama, comedy and kids. Yeah. Classics and action and everything appropriate foreign Reed Hastings was just like. DVD's are done. We're going to spend enough into this other thing called quick Stor q. WICK, ER dot com. Everybody lampooned them. Yeah. Asli they lost eight hundred thousand customers like it almost sunk the company because people are so mad..
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"And like the switch happened like quickly within months, like a like a switch like switch. The switch happened like swit-. Yeah. No is like all of a sudden everybody realize, oh, I can watch movies. I can watch streaming movies. I think twenty tens prior around Walli. I remember that twenty ten probably also around the time that. Like it's started getting integrated into some TV's, but the biggest thing was like twenty ten was around win the video game systems started supporting the streaming. So it was like, oh, all these people have systems. Interesting fact here. In twenty eleven like forty. Two percent of streams happened on computer that wasn't interested me. Twenty five percent of views happened on Nintendo. We thought we wasn't. Late to the game, you had to put in a disc into the we to make Netflix work early on because we had a we when we were living together and who will step back now is very confusing sentence. We had a, we what? What? What. You and I just didn't intendo entertain of you. Remember that I also call a house meeting when I got that streaming disc, Netflix just send us a disc that they never want back. And then we were very expensive box that we couldn't even watch the boondock saints that box. It's all about being this disc in waiting for that to load. And then watching it on the we hear, I do remember thinking it was weird when you're going to request that disk and then you're like putting a q. and it would take a while in my home recently wound up in Weird weird. like a killer's calling card or something mean was no. This is the one that we had like at the toes. Tim, I burn that disc years ago. Idea. Remember. Killed somebody or somebody's after me, hey, look, whatever you say, man. I remember thinking it was weird that that this came in like a regular Netflix container or envelope envelope, but they're gonna make new envelope. Never never have to send this back. Wow. World. What a world? Yeah. So I still definitely have a few Netflix DVD's that I reported as missing. And then like found later what they make you pay like twenty dollars for him or something. Right? No, usually they were like, no, no problem. Oh, missing in the mail? Yeah, I'd say no, I mailed. I gave them to the mailman I told him it was important to give them back to you. He didn't bring them back. Boy, I've had problems with him. Read read, you gotta believe me. I'm trying to do the right thing. I'm trying to get these TVs back. A lot of people wanna watch the boondock saints. I want them to one. I mainly Stewart's real real frigging can of worms with this guy. Another interesting fact that I read it was in twenty thirteen because I remember because I used to work for a video website and we ran into this problem. No, not pornography site, but a pornography related problem where we were unable. And so as Netflix, we later found out once we ran into problems to automatically share what people were watching on Facebook stinks and nobody wants to do of course. Well, this is like a little bit of a different time, but like Netflix wanted you to be able to be like, hey, I'm watching the boondock saints. I can post. Like we know and no does, so are we? But I don't want them to know that I'm watching Jade. Yeah, it's a real nut exactly. Look if somebody like Tim boondock saints who'll awesome next time I see him a high five situation. Yeah, Jade. I know what he's doing. Do you know why that was a legal, the sharing of, yeah, no, it was the the video Privacy Act of nineteen Eighty-eight because only Bono. No, maybe it was him. Reagan had nominated, Nissan all drink. Ronald Reagan had nominated a new supreme court. Justice said some guy..
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"Countered I net flicks boxes like eighty bucks. It was like surprisingly affordable that box ever got updated to be able to play anything else. I think you could only do Netflix, and then everybody's like, well, will we be able to watch boondock saints? Well, not yet, but God willing one day it'll be. Jade. Can I borrow that box and put it in my room and watch Jade. Now you can't look if you unplug it is I'm gonna work anymore. Eight has to be plugged into this hardwired connection in our home every week, and they forty dollars late fees for Jade. Is hoping this would solve my problem. Say that's how the streaming started. Okay. So then so they had streaming and then streaming ramped up, but two thousand eleven. It wasn't like like he was knickknack right? The the, no. I look there. These God damn suburbanites that are just like. Like all the new movies I writ bucks. Oh, I signed up for Netflix streaming. Why can't I get this new movie? It's like, don't you understand how things work? You dump? Suburbanite. No. Not how it happened. By twenty ten Netflix streaming business at grown so quickly that within months, the company shifted from the fastest customer. The United States postal service to the largest source internet streaming traffic in North America in the evening knows twenty ten is year earlier..
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"Net, flicks dot com. Yeah, movies delivered its old, redirect. Yes. So at one point they tried to make thing called quick Stor which was going to be at Titas and ten eleven? I think people were livid. Yes. So basically, this was Netflix. It always used to be. You got a DVD plan and then on top of that, you got the streaming. Now streaming started, what are we can say two thousand six, two thousand seven thousand seven. Documents. I was trying to look it up today. Recently they had they came out with a list of all the original streaming titles they had when they first lost. And like I remember the David Wayne movie, the ten was on there, and I was like, oh sweet. This is going to be a lot like independent releases and then like nothing else. And like nothing ever changed for like six months. And yeah, there were not new things on there and you could kinda watch it on your computer, but like he was still in the time. Whereas like you really need to tell me, you're going to stream movies, I can barely get this QuickTime movie. Not buffer every look. I'm still using the real player, my player, Microsoft silver light to get this work. And but then I remember we were roommates at the time and you're like there's a Netflix box for TV TV and art TV only I think you were like everybody. I've bought this net flicks Roku. That was the first Asian. The rookie right net flicks branded. Yeah, it had originally Netflix was going to make their own box and call the net flicks. So two things I, we were gonna make a Netflix spock's that like you would decide at night. What movie you wanted to see. Boondock saints and download it overnight and keep overnight. Yeah. Jesus Christ. Because it took so long. So it was like overnight. And then then you still have to commit to movie. Yeah. And then the next day we'll be ready for your girlfriend's like, I don't like this movie. I spent nine and a half hours downloading this watching the boondock saints. Yeah. Again. But then once YouTube took off, they were like, oh, there's an, you can stream movies instead of download them. So that's when they started their streaming thing, but they were originally gay, make Netflix box streaming box themselves, and then very wisely. They were like, like if we do this, like nobody else's going to like make a Netflix box because there to compete with us and nobody's going to want wanna do that because we could screw them over at any point. So they were the biggest investors integration. They were the biggest investors in Roku and Roku started. Like it wasn't. There wasn't like a subsidiary, but they were mostly owned by Netflix. Anna, what the deal is nowadays, business Steph, you wouldn't understand me and other guys. Steph we talk about if between talking about the mad magazine stuff. So they were going to do it that way, or they did do it that way. And that's how I don't know if you remember. But like, yeah, the Roku boxes, like the only way to watch Netflix on TV for like maybe six months and then out of nowhere. It was like, you can watch it on anything. I remember you were like roommate meeting and. Poor. We're like four of us living in one apartment. Yeah, I've bought this net flicks so we can watch these twelve streaming independent movies costs four hundred and fifty dollars. So everybody just leave one hundred twenty dollars..
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"It seems like it seems like the work is being put the workload is being put on us to to have that conversation instead of the people the the actual players in the inchoate who would directly affects right to like they could be having a more detailed nuanced subtle conversation about this but instead they're just sort of yeah drawing lines in the sand but chris do you think that i think a part of the canned film festival's reluctance here is what she just said like the idea that a lot of netflix movies sort of get buried on their streaming platforms do you think that netflix might there might be some way for them to distinguish between the films that they release on their platform like maybe create like a a subcategory like a netflix premium or something like that where they you know like a separate category for films that they consider award worthy and maybe that would do something to aleve v8 some of these troubles do you think anything like that is possible probable or reasonable in any way i mean it's definitely reasonable netflix really needs to step up their game as far as pushing their movies i mean if you go onto netflix half the time there's new stuff they have that's not right there on that landing page and it really should be so i don't know i don't know why they're so hesitant to push things like that i mean i know when award season comes they'll send out screeners and they'll send out like a postcard saying for your consideration but i i don't know why the rest of the year they're so blase about it i really don't understand even the reasoning behind that because why invest all this money if you're not going to be proud of it's like joining a band then just not playing gigs it's like we'll just play in the basement like you know what are you doing you might as well put all your effort.
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"Streaming or is it you're just going to rent stuff like i'm wondering like what what are your thoughts on that ben it's interesting because i wrote an article i guess this was last week about netflix doing this thing where they were trying to game a five the idea of binging streaming shows for kids where they were they created the tech called net flicks patches and it was like a a little lock icon that would that would pop up on certain netflix shows and it would lock and reward the audience members with these patches but it didn't actually give you anything it was just like a way to sort of i guess hit that you know to try to to try to lure kids into watching more tv and like unlocking these things as just a game essentially but if i speculated in this article about how netflix should actually incorporate this technology by you know rewarding users with the the ability to unlock special features that aren't there on netflix right now but i would love to see them actually put this technology to good use and you know deliver actual value on on that the idea of these patches so i would love to see something like that come through i don't know that's interesting because the idea of like you know you have a special feature on the creation of everybody seemed last shutt i now right the creation of iota for last jedi i in that special feature doesn't show up on the digital release until you watch the movie.