Netflix adds more than 8 million subscribers but predicts a slowdown.

#company-reports, #netflix-inc, #television

‘Munich: The Edge of War’ Review: ‘Well Navigated, Sir’ (Not!)

With clenched jaws and furrowed brows, this plodding procedural attempts to glorify Neville Chamberlain, played here by Jeremy Irons.

#irons-jeremy, #mackay-george, #matthes-ulrich, #movies, #munich-the-edge-of-war-movie, #netflix-inc, #schwochow-christian

Animated Movies for Adults That Are Generating Oscar Buzz

A handful of animated features gaining attention this awards season take a more mature approach.

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‘Cheer’ Is Back. Here’s Where the Jerry Harris Case Stands.

The Emmy-winning Netflix documentary series returns for a second season on Wednesday without its breakout star, who is awaiting trial in a case involving child sexual abuse imagery.

#aldama-monica, #cheer-tv-program, #cheerleaders, #child-pornography, #crime-and-criminals, #documentary-films-and-programs, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #harris-jerry-1999, #navarro-college, #netflix-inc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #television, #trinity-valley-community-college, #whiteley-greg

Don’t Just Watch: Team Behind ‘Don’t Look Up’ Urges Climate Action

The satirical film, about a comet hurtling toward Earth, is a metaphor for climate change that has broken a Netflix record. Its director hopes it will mobilize the public.

#dicaprio-leonardo, #dont-look-up-movie, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #movies, #netflix-inc

‘Cheer’ Is Back. Coach Monica Is Ready.

The documentary series on the Navarro College cheerleading team returns to Netflix on Jan. 12.

#aldama-monica, #cheerleaders, #colleges-and-universities, #dancing-with-the-stars-tv-program, #harris-jerry-1999, #navarro-college, #netflix-inc, #sports-injuries, #television, #whiteley-greg

We Need a Second Cut of ‘Don’t Look Up’

How the hit movie almost captures a teetering America.

#dont-look-up-movie, #mckay-adam, #movies, #netflix-inc

Take a Look at the Inspirations Behind ‘The Witcher’

The showrunner of the wildly popular Netflix fantasy series offers a tour through the images and themes that have guided her.

#content-type-personal-profile, #netflix-inc, #schmidt-hissrich-lauren, #television, #the-witcher-tv-program

Maggie Gyllenhaal Has Dangerous Ideas About Directing

Is there such a thing as a women’s film or women’s filmmaking? With “The Lost Daughter,” she says the answer is yes.

#colman-olivia, #content-type-personal-profile, #ferrante-elena, #gyllenhaal-maggie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #the-lost-daughter-movie, #women-and-girls

Stream These 9 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in January

The turnover is a little lighter this month for U.S. subscribers, but there are still a bunch of great movies and TV shows worth catching.

#movies, #netflix-inc, #television

‘Don’t Look Up’ Review: Tick, Tick, Kablooey

Adam McKay wants you to know that it’s the end of the world and you should absolutely, unequivocally not feel fine. (But do laugh.)

#comedy-and-humor, #dicaprio-leonardo, #dont-look-up-movie, #lawrence-jennifer, #mckay-adam, #movies, #netflix-inc, #streep-meryl

‘Emily in Paris’ and the City I Thought Was Mine

At first, our critic was horrified to see Emily at his favorite local haunt. With the Netflix show back for Season 2, he reflects on being just another basic American in Paris.

#collins-lily, #emily-in-paris-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television

In 2021, Black Boyhood Got More Complex on TV

Shows like “The Wonder Years,” “Swagger” and “Colin in Black and White” offered Black coming-of-age narratives that challenged longstanding TV stereotypes.

#abc-inc, #all-american-tv-program, #apple-tv-plus, #bythewood-reggie-rock, #colin-in-blackwhite-tv-program, #cw-television-network, #david-makes-man-tv-program, #durant-kevin, #duvernay-ava, #kaepernick-colin, #mccraney-tarell-alvin, #michael-jaden-2003, #netflix-inc, #oprah-winfrey-network, #patterson-saladin-k, #swagger-tv-program, #television, #the-wonder-years-tv-program, #williams-elisha-actor

Best Comedy of 2021

The return of indoor shows brought comedy closer to normal, and there were plenty of specials from Bo Burnham, Tig Notaro, Roy Wood Jr. and others.

#acaster-james, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #attell-dave, #bad-trip-movie, #burnham-bo-1990, #burr-bill, #cold-lasagne-hate-myself-1999-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #ekperigin-naomi, #gaffigan-jim, #haddish-tiffany, #heidecker-tim, #jolles-danny, #leiby-alison, #lubel-al, #may-you-live-in-interesting-times-book, #mentally-al-movie, #mulaney-john, #netflix-inc, #newman-laraine, #notaro-tig, #shiva-baby-movie, #television, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #williams-katt, #wood-roy-jr-1978

Review: ‘The Witcher,’ a Netflix Heavy Hitter, Finally Returns

Still ranking in the service’s Top 5 in viewership, the medieval fantasy is back for a second season after a two-year hiatus.

#bodnia-kim, #callow-simon, #cavill-henry, #hivju-kristofer, #netflix-inc, #television, #the-witcher-tv-program

Sterlin Harjo Can Do a Lot More Than ‘Reservation Dogs’

The filmmaker directed “Love and Fury,” a Netflix documentary about Native American artists, before his hit Hulu series.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #harjo-sterlin, #love-and-fury-movie, #movies, #native-americans, #netflix-inc

Netflix Holiday Movies Ranked, From Tree Toppers to Lumps of Coal

Is the streaming service delivering goodies in its holiday stockings? We make an assessment.

#a-boy-called-christmas-movie, #a-castle-for-christmas-movie, #christmas, #father-christmas-is-back-movie, #love-hard-movie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #single-all-the-way-movie, #the-claus-family-movie, #the-princess-switch-3-romancing-the-star-movie

Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Clarence Avant

About an hour after Jacqueline Avant was killed, the police arrested a man after he accidentally shot himself in the foot while burglarizing a home in Hollywood.

#avant-clarence, #avant-jacqueline-d-2021, #beverly-hills-calif, #motown-records, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #netflix-inc

Jacqueline Avant, Philanthropist and Wife of Music Producer Clarence Avant, Is Fatally Shot

Ms. Avant, 81, was found with a gunshot wound after the police received a report of a shooting at her home in Beverly Hills early Wednesday, the police said.

#avant-clarence, #avant-jacqueline-d-2021, #black-people, #motown-records, #netflix-inc, #philanthropy, #pop-and-rock-music, #rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-and-museum

Colton Underwood Comes Out and Comes Clean

The former “Bachelor” star announced he is gay on national TV in April. A new Netflix reality series seeks to share his journey and address the criticism.

#coming-out-colton-tv-program, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #netflix-inc, #reality-television, #television, #the-bachelor-tv-program, #underwood-colton-1992

Family-Friendly TV Shows and Movies to Watch Thanksgiving Weekend

Hosting relatives for the holiday weekend? Here are some great films and series that will appeal to all ages.

#amazon-com-inc, #disney-plus, #hulu-com, #netflix-inc, #television

Kevin Hart Discusses His Netflix Thriller ‘True Story’

In a candid interview, the prolific comic and actor talks about taking a darkly dramatic turn in this Netflix thriller, and about getting support from his friend Dave Chappelle.

#content-type-personal-profile, #hart-kevin, #netflix-inc, #television, #true-story-tv-program

What Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Gets Right and Wrong

“Cowboy Bebop” is widely considered one of the best anime series of all time. Does Netflix’s live-action adaptation recapture the magic? Yes and no.

#cowboy-bebop-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #television

Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

A secret arbitrator’s ruling was issued 13 months ago and became public on Monday when lawyers for the studio petitioned a California court to confirm the award.

#metoo-movement, #arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #house-of-cards-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #rapp-anthony, #sexual-harassment, #spacey-kevin, #television, #web-original-programming, #weinstein-harvey

Netflix Turns Its Attention to Films It Hopes Everyone Wants to See

The streaming service wants to be more than a place where big names bring passion projects studios have passed on. It’s now trying to make the kind of blockbusters normally seen in theaters.

#enola-holmes-movie, #movies, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #stuber-scott, #the-irishman-movie

Review: ‘Cowboy Bebop,’ Minus the Art

It’s unfair to compare Netflix’s live-action remake to the anime original. But there’s no really compelling reason to talk about it otherwise.

#cho-john, #cowboy-bebop-tv-program, #kanno-yoko, #nemec-andre, #netflix-inc, #pineda-daniella-1987, #shakir-mustafa, #television

Yoko Kanno composed the eclectic score for ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Yoko Kanno has become one of Japan’s foremost composers since she created the eclectic score for the anime series “Cowboy Bebop.” She returned for Netflix’s live-action version.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cowboy-bebop-tv-program, #kanno-yoko, #music, #netflix-inc, #television

Where the Eccentric Stars of Netflix’s’Tiger King’ are Now

A sequel to the pandemic hit debuts Wednesday on Netflix. Here’s what the major players have been up to for the past 20 months.

#antle-bhagavan-doc, #baskin-carole, #lewis-don-1938, #maldonado-passage-joseph, #netflix-inc, #television, #tiger-king-murder-mayhem-and-madness-tv-program

Jeanna de Waal Has Already Forgotten About That ‘Diana’ Film

The Netflix version of Broadway’s “Diana, the Musical” landed with a thud. But it got people talking. Now the show’s lead actress is staying positive ahead of opening night.

#ashley-christopher, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-waal-jeanna, #diana-play, #diana-princess-of-wales, #longacre-theater-manhattan-ny, #netflix-inc, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater

The Cinderella Myth We Can’t Quit

The same woman who stars as the embodiment of poverty in Netflix’s “Maid” is a brand ambassador for one of the world’s largest luxury companies. How very 2021.

#chanel-sa, #chanel-coco, #fashion-and-apparel, #france, #luxury-goods-and-services, #macdowell-andie, #maid-tv-program, #netflix-inc, #qualley-margaret, #television, #women-and-girls

‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’: A Musical Based on a Musical About Writing a Musical. We Explain.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut is an adaptation of a show by Jonathan Larson, creator of “Rent.” This guide unpacks the many layers.

#auburn-david, #larson-jonathan, #miranda-lin-manuel, #music, #netflix-inc, #theater, #tick-tick-boom-play

Stream These 12 Titles Before They Leave Netflix in November

Jack Black, Michael B Jordan, Richard Pryor: A lot of favorites are leaving for U.S. subscribers this month.

#movies, #netflix-inc, #television

Why ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’ Won’t Stream Until Next Year

There was a lot of advance hype for the FX series “American Crime Story: Impeachment.” But it won’t be available on any major streaming platform for another 10 months, and that’s a problem in 2021.

#american-crime-story-impeachment-tv-program, #fx-tv-network, #landgraf-john, #murphy-ryan, #netflix-inc, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television

Review: ‘Colin in Black & White’ Finds Kaepernick Before He Took a Knee

This inventive Netflix docudrama, created by Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay, is a coming-of-age story in the rearview mirror of an activist adulthood.

#colin-in-blackwhite-tv-program, #duvernay-ava, #football, #kaepernick-colin, #michael-jaden-2003, #netflix-inc, #offerman-nick, #parker-mary-louise, #race-and-ethnicity, #television

Netflix Eyes New Jersey Army Base for Major Production Hub

The streaming service said it would bid for a nearly 300-acre chunk of Fort Monmouth and it has the support of Gov. Phil Murphy.

#fort-monmouth-nj, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #netflix-inc, #new-jersey, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

From Westerns to ‘Stranger Things,’ Hollywood Is Big Business in New Mexico

Streaming giants like Netflix and NBCUniversal are turning New Mexico into one of the country’s most coveted production hubs.

#movies, #nbcuniversal, #netflix-inc, #new-mexico, #production, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #television

’90s Sitcoms Shaped Me as an Immigrant Child. What if They Hadn’t?

As a young girl, I emulated characters from shows like “Saved by the Bell” to act American. If only “Never Have I Ever” and“Ramy” had been around back then.

#ansari-aziz, #hulu-com, #immigration-and-emigration, #kaling-mindy, #netflix-inc, #never-have-i-ever-tv-program, #ramy-tv-program, #saved-by-the-bell-tv-program, #television, #that70s-show-tv-program, #yang-alan, #youssef-ramy

Why the Popularity of ‘Squid Game’ Terrifies Me

What does the appeal of this violent, dystopian fantasy say about us?

#children-and-childhood, #internal-sub-only-nl, #netflix-inc, #south-korea, #squid-game-tv-program, #television, #violence-media-and-entertainment

Netflix Earnings Results: Q3 2021

The company has 222 million customers, with 67 million in the U.S., and expects to add 8.5 million subscribers in the December quarter.

#chappelle-dave, #company-reports, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #television, #web-original-programming

Netflix workers plan a walkout over Dave Chappelle.

The virtual walkout planned for Wednesday is the latest example of how the internal backlash over the comedian’s new special has roiled the streaming service.

#chappelle-dave, #field-terra, #hastings-reed, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #the-closer-tv-program, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #web-original-programming

Lee Jung-jae Thinks ‘Squid Game’ Critics Should Watch It Again

In an interview, the star of the Netflix phenomenon discusses the message of the series and possibilities for a Season 2.

#content-type-personal-profile, #lee-jung-jae, #netflix-inc, #south-korea, #squid-game-tv-program, #television

Haile Gerima Is Having a Hollywood Moment. It’s Left Him Conflicted.

The director, an eminence of American and African indie cinema, is being recognized by the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Netflix. But he has long rejected the industry.

#academy-museum-of-motion-pictures, #africa, #aina-shirikiana, #ashes-and-embers-movie, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #ethiopia, #gerima-haile, #movies, #netflix-inc, #sankofa-movie

Chappelle’s Netflix Show Just Isn’t Funny

The comedian needs to just move on.

#blue-origin, #chappelle-dave, #comedy-and-humor, #global-warming, #internal-sub-only, #netflix-inc, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #viacomcbs-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Gadsby and Netflix Employees Pressure Executive Over Dave Chappelle Special

In a town-hall-style meeting on Friday, Ted Sarandos, a co-chief executive of Netflix, faced criticism from staff over Mr. Chappelle’s “The Closer.”

#chappelle-dave, #discrimination, #gadsby-hannah, #gay-and-lesbian-alliance-against-defamation, #hastings-reed, #hate-speech, #instagram-inc, #netflix-inc, #news-and-news-media, #sarandos-ted, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Dave Chappelle Isn’t Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

In Netflix’s “The Closer,” he returns to views about transgender people that drew anger in his last special. With his popularity partly built on courting outrage, it’s no surprise he’s doubling down.

#chappelle-dave, #comedy-and-humor, #netflix-inc, #television, #transgender-and-transsexuals

Chappelle Special on Netflix Draws Criticism and Internal Unrest

The comedian Dave Chappelle’s comments on transgender people and gender in “The Closer” have led to outside criticism and internal unrest at the company that upended Hollywood.

#chappelle-dave, #comedy-and-humor, #hastings-reed, #netflix-inc, #sarandos-ted, #the-closer-tv-program, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #web-original-programming

Squid Game Ahead? No, Just Directions, British Police Explain

The police in England clarified that a highway sign featuring symbols that also appear on the hit Netflix series merely indicated a detour.

#england, #netflix-inc, #roads-and-traffic, #squid-game-tv-program, #traffic-and-parking-signals-and-signs

‘Squid Game’ Has Made Tracksuits Hot

The dystopian Netflix hit from South Korea is proving an unexpected style influence. Here’s why.

#fashion-and-apparel, #halloween, #louis-vuitton, #lyst-ltd, #netflix-inc, #squid-game-tv-program, #your-feed-fashion

Haven’t Watched ‘Squid Game’? Here’s What You’re Not Missing.

Beyond the memes, Netflix’s South Korean phenomenon doesn’t show or tell you anything you don’t already know. But it sure is bloody.

#netflix-inc, #squid-game-tv-program, #television

‘Squid Game,’ the Netflix Hit, Taps South Korean Fears

The dystopian Netflix hit taps South Korea’s worries about costly housing and scarce jobs, concerns familiar to its U.S. and international viewers.

#credit-and-debt, #games, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #netflix-inc, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #squid-game-tv-program, #television, #unemployment, #wages-and-salaries, #youth