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Old 03-17-17, 09:47 PM   #501
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That new feature doesn't work for a lot of newer shows. A lot of them just show a 5 second title card and credits are in the middle of the actual show.
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Old 03-20-17, 12:56 PM   #502
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I'm not keen on the thumbs up/down system, but maybe that's because I've used a five-star rating for various things for a long time.
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Old 03-20-17, 01:25 PM   #503
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Don't like the thumbs change either. Recommendations are much more helpful when I can see one show gets a predicted 5 for me, while another only gets a 3. Now, presumably, they'll both simply get a thumbs up. Which makes their recommendation feature significantly less useful for me.
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Old 03-22-17, 10:27 AM   #504
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Some notable titles leaving Netflix in a few weeks:

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Old 03-22-17, 10:48 AM   #505
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Yeah, I use the Upflix app and saw those listed the other day.
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Old 03-22-17, 07:10 PM   #507
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Some notable titles leaving Netflix in a few weeks:

https://twitter.com/gilbertcruz/stat...68902956920834
You've got to be fucking kidding. I'm getting sick of the "original" content fucking over stuff I'd actually like to be watching.
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Old 03-22-17, 08:07 PM   #508
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You've got to be fucking kidding. I'm getting sick of the "original" content fucking over stuff I'd actually like to be watching.
They(Netflix) can shove their original content up their butt's.

I haven't seen Iron Fist but Daredevil and Jessica Jones were beyond horrible and made on the cheap.

I just filled out a survey for Hulu. I wish Netflix would send me a survey.
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Old 03-22-17, 08:11 PM   #509
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I loved Jessica Jones but haven't really seen the other Marvel ones. It never looked cheap to me.

That said, this is a Fox purge, hopefully they'll re-establish a deal but odds are Amazon or Hulu (which is co-owned by Fox) bought the rights exclusively.
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Old 03-22-17, 09:49 PM   #510
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I'm getting sick of the "original" content fucking over stuff I'd actually like to be watching.
It's only going to get worse. Last year, Netflix announced that their goal was for 50% of their library to be original content and 50% licensed.

http://variety.com/2016/digital/news...fo-1201865902/
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Old 03-22-17, 09:59 PM   #511
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They(Netflix) can shove their original content up their butt's.

I haven't seen Iron Fist but Daredevil and Jessica Jones were beyond horrible and made on the cheap.

I just filled out a survey for Hulu. I wish Netflix would send me a survey.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/...g-200-million/

Hardly made "on the cheap" Netflix is spending over $200M on all the Marvel shows. Average budget per episode is over $3M

That's equivalent to the per episode production budget of many network TV or premium cable shows.
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Old 03-22-17, 11:07 PM   #512
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Here's the full list of titles arriving and expiring:

Available 4/1
A Weekend with the Family (2016)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Across the Universe (2007)
An American Tail (1986)
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster (1999)
Boy Bye (2016)
Born To Be Free (2016)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Good Witch: Season 2 (2016)
Gremlins (1984)
Only for One Night (2016)
Richard Pryor: Live & Smokin' (1971)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Schindler's List (1993)
Something's Gotta Give (2003)
Thunderstruck (2012)
Wynonna Earp: Season 1 (2016)
Trouble with the Curve (2012)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
The Tenth Man (2016)

Available 4/2
The D Train (2015)

Available 4/4
Chewing Gum: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Louis C.K. 2017—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 4/6
Disney’s The BFG (2016)

Available 4/7
El Faro De Las Orcas—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Get Down: Part 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Win It All—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

Available 4/8
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Available 4/10
Documentary Now!: Season 2 (2016)

Available 4/11
Kevin Hart: What Now (2016)

Available 4/12
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2 (2016)

Available 4/14
Chelsea: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
El Elegido (2017)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sandy Wexler—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

Available 4/15
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
Slam—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

Available 4/18
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 4/19
A Plastic Ocean

Available 4/21
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Girlboss: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sand Castle—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Tales by Light: Season 2—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Prestige (2006)
Tramps—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

Available 4/22
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3 (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Available 4/23
Liv and Maddie: Season 4 (2016)
Phantom (2013)

Available 4/24
Long Nights Short Mornings (2016)

Available 4/25
Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016)
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 4/26
Real Rescues: Season 6-7 (2012)
Trust (2010)

Available 4/27
Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available 4/28
A Murder in the Park (2014)
Casting JonBenet—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Dear White People: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Rodney King—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM
Small Crimes—NETFLIX ORIGINAL FILM

Available 4/30
Sofia the First: Season 3 (2015)
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Old 03-22-17, 11:09 PM   #513
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Leaving 4/1
Ally McBeal: Seasons 1 - 5
Angel: Seasons 1 – 5
Better Off Ted: Season 1
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Bones: Seasons 1 - 4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1 - 7
Chaplin
Dollhouse: Season 1
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Firefly
House, M.D.: Seasons 1 - 8
Lie to Me: Season 1
Menace II Society
Resident Evil: Extinction
Rosewell: Seasons 1 - 3
Snow Day
Stomp the Yard
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman Returns
Superman: The Movie
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Boys from Brazil
The Escapist
The Princess Bride
The Riches: Seasons 1 - 2
The Usual Suspects
The X-Files: Seasons 1 - 9
Vanilla Sky

Leaving 4/3
Collateral Damage
The Circle

Leaving 4/7
Legit: Season 2
Wilfred: Season 4

Leaving 4/9
Hero

Leaving 4/10/17
Legit: Season 1
Flower Girl

Leaving 4/14
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Leaving 4/15
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Leaving 4/17
American Dad! Season 6

Leaving 4/26
The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

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Old 03-22-17, 11:16 PM   #514
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^^^ Yup, as suspected. Looks like Netflix's license with many of FOX's shows is now expiring. Lots of catalog titles leaving.
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Old 03-22-17, 11:26 PM   #515
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Skimming this thread, but have we complained about the shitty "generic, but trying to fit the tone of the show" music that plays over each title when you ho we over it for a while? Just let me scroll/hover in silence.
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Old 03-23-17, 08:00 AM   #516
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Skimming this thread, but have we complained about the shitty "generic, but trying to fit the tone of the show" music that plays over each title when you ho we over it for a while? Just let me scroll/hover in silence.
Yes, yes we have.
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Old 03-23-17, 08:31 AM   #517
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http://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/...g-200-million/

Hardly made "on the cheap" Netflix is spending over $200M on all the Marvel shows. Average budget per episode is over $3M

That's equivalent to the per episode production budget of many network TV or premium cable shows.
When I watched it,very little if no special effects and basically it was 2 or 3 or 4 people in a room talking ( reminded me of Honeymooners & Adv. of Superman 1950s). If that's worth 3 Million dollars-shame on Netflix.
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Old 03-23-17, 08:43 AM   #518
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When I watched it,very little if no special effects and basically it was 2 or 3 or 4 people in a room talking ( reminded me of Honeymooners & Adv. of Superman 1950s). If that's worth 3 Million dollars-shame on Netflix.
Apparently you don't get other costs that factor into shooting scripted TV. It's not just about CGI.

You have to factor in sets, costumes, locations, crew, paying the writing staff, shooting permits, hair, makeup, editing, actors & production staff salaries etc. Plus, New York, where all these Netflix shows are filmed, is a very expensive place to shoot. Most shows film in Canada instead because shooting in New York is too expensive. Netflix also has to pay Marvel and ABC for licensing and that's also very expensive.
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Old 03-23-17, 08:57 AM   #519
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^And well worth it.

Little to no CGI is just fine by me, though I would disagree with that assertion. it is used, where necessary and thankfully not to excess.


My only concern about heading towards 50% original content is if it means less non-original content.

If it means more original, and more or about the same, non-original, I'm fine with that.
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I'm not a huge fan of Netflix overall, but Daredevil and Jessic Jones are two of my favorite shows of this century. I hope they keep making shows like this forever.
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Old 03-23-17, 02:24 PM   #521
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^And well worth it.

Little to no CGI is just fine by me, though I would disagree with that assertion. it is used, where necessary and thankfully not to excess.


My only concern about heading towards 50% original content is if it means less non-original content.

If it means more original, and more or about the same, non-original, I'm fine with that.
The visual effects on the CW and SyFy shows take me out of them and make me cringe a bit, so yeah, I agree.
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They(Netflix) can shove their original content up their butt's.

I haven't seen Iron Fist but Daredevil and Jessica Jones were beyond horrible and made on the cheap.

I just filled out a survey for Hulu. I wish Netflix would send me a survey.
Yeah, it's frustrating as fuck. Not that they'd listen anyway.
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Old 03-24-17, 09:44 AM   #523
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I have Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon Prime. While I'm getting disappointed at most of the new offerings, the 3 services combined always offer something and at a lower price than my DirecTV or Comcast ever was.
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Old 04-10-17, 12:32 PM   #524
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Netflix Orders TV Series Adaptation Of ‘The Haunting of Hill House’ Book From Mike Flanagan, Amblin TV & Paramount TV

http://deadline.com/2017/04/the-haun...tv-1202061555/

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Netflix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to an untitled horror drama series from genre filmmaker Mike Flanagan (Ouija: Origin of Evil, Oculus, Hush), Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV and Paramount TV.


The project is a modern re-imagining of Shirley Jackson’s classic 1959 novel, The Haunting of Hill House, considered one of the best ghost stories of the 20th century. It originated with Amblin TV’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, fans of the book, who tracked its rights to Paramount Television. Flanagan was tapped to write, direct and executive produce and his producing partner, Trevor Macy, to executive produce a potential TV series adaptation. The pitch was sold to Netflix for development, which led to the straight-to-series order. Frank and Falvey also executive produce.

The Haunting of Hill House has been adapted to the screen twice as the 1963 and 1999 features, both titled The Haunting.

Flanagan and Macy have previously worked together as writer/director and producer, respectively on the features Oculus, Before I Wake, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Hush and Netflix’s upcoming film Gerald’s Game, based on Stephen King’s novel.


This marks the first scripted Netflix series for Amblin TV. The company co-produces Netflix’s docu series Five Came Back, about the work of five legendary Hollywood directors during WWII. The three-part docuseries, which features an interview with Spielberg, debuted on March 31.

Amblin TV just wrapped its NBC/Uni TV drama pilot Reverie and an ABC Studios multi-camera/hybrid family comedy presentation toplined and produced by reality stars Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons & Justine Simmons. The company also is behind CBS’ freshman drama series Bull, which has been renewed for a second season, and FX’s acclaimed The Americans.


This is the third Netflix series for Paramount TV, joining 13 Reasons Why and the upcoming Maniac, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. The company’s series portfolio also includes Berlin Station on EPIX, School of Rock on Nickelodeon, Shooter on USA, and the upcoming Jack Ryan on Amazon and The Alienist on TNT.

Amblin TV and Paramount TV previously collaborated on the Fox series adaptation of Minority Report.

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Old 04-10-17, 12:40 PM   #525
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Well, the "thumbs" rating system just started for me this last week. Really annoyed to see that all my old ratings have been wiped out How hard would it have been been for Netflix to just convert old 1 and 2 star ratings to "thumbs down" and 3+ stars to "thumbs up"?
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