Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

WATCH: Seductively Simple Teaser Trailer Arrives for 'House of Cards' Season 2, Sets Premiere Date

A simple yet tantalizing teaser trailer for "House of Cards" Season 2 has arrived. In the black-and-white 30 second spot, Robin Wright's Claire Underwood appears to be continuing her Lady Macbeth-like scheming, as she puffs calmly on a cigarette and contemplates -- what? Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • December 4, 2013 11:57 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Disney and Netflix Team Up for Marvel Superhero Original Series Bonanza

It's the end of Hollywood's analog age. As Blockbuster prepares to close down all its remaining brick-and-mortar stores, Twitter launches a sizzling IPO, Amazon Studios airs two original TV series, and exhibitors and distributors continue to wrangle over release windows, clearly the ground is shifting. Now deep-pocked rising star Netflix has struck a new deal with Disney/Marvel. Beginning in 2015, Marvel TV will bring the live-action adventures of four Marvel characters exclusively to Netflix, in the form of multiple original series.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • November 7, 2013 1:20 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Your Week in Streaming: Why the Commercial Art Film Is Dying, and the Scandalous Films That Define Its Legacy

Whatever happened to the mainstream art film? Those daring, high-minded movies for adults and serious filmgoers, that flew into art houses and the megaplexes on the wings of word-of-mouth and studio support, are dying.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • November 6, 2013 4:30 PM
  • |
  • 10 Comments

Netflix's Sarandos Backs Off Day-and-Date Comments, Acquires Egyptian Revolution Doc 'The Square' to Premiere on Netflix in Early 2014 (TRAILER)

As Netflix acquires Jehane Noujaim’s lauded documentary “The Square,” on the Egyptian protest movement, to premiere exclusively on Netflix in early 2014, the company's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is backing off his earlier day-and-date stance. Netflix's first doc acquisition in several years potentially pitches the company into the Oscar race, as "The Square" is a contender for a nomination in the documentary category.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • November 4, 2013 11:24 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments

Ted Sarandos Attacks Studios and Theaters for Stifling Innovation in Film Independent Forum Keynote Speech (VIDEO)

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos delivered the Executive Keynote address at the 9th annual Film Independent Forum Saturday at the Director Guild Theatre. In the video below, he does not hesitate to target the major studios and theater chains for not seeing things the way he thinks they should.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • October 27, 2013 1:30 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments

Your Week in Streaming: Movies About Movies by Hong Sang-soo and Jim McBride

This week, check out Hong Sang-soo's "In Another Country" and Jim McBride's "David Holzman's Diary" on VOD, two underrated and under-seen movies about movies.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • October 2, 2013 3:43 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Weinstein Company Makes Netflix Exclusive Subscription TV Service for its Theatrical Titles, Starting in 2016

Netflix and the Weinstein Company have announced a new multi-year licensing agreement, which will make Netflix the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run TWC films, starting in 2016.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • August 20, 2013 12:09 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Your Week in Streaming: Artists, Devils, Lovers and More on VOD, and the Best Gay Art Film David Lynch Never Made

As the summer parade of megaplex fare comes to a close, your weary eyeballs may be in need of some fresh content to view from home. Here's a handpicked roundup of excellent films, new and old, available across various streaming and VOD platforms that you may have missed.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
  • |
  • August 19, 2013 4:22 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Writers Guild Awards Change Guidelines, Netflix's 'House of Cards' Now Eligible for 2014 TV Awards

With the just-announced revisions to the Writers Guild Awards guidelines, Netflix's "House of Cards" has become eligible for the 2014 TV awards, to be held on February 1. The guidelines now include series that have been produced for initial exhibition in new media, permitting them to compete with TV series in the script and series categories.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 22, 2013 2:47 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Emmy Nominations Analysis: Netflix Makes News with 'House of Cards' and 'Arrested Development,' But HBO is Still King, Snubs and Omissions (UPDATED)

The 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. While regularly nominated shows "Downton Abbey," "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Breaking Bad," "Girls" and "Louie" all scored, Netflix had the biggest coup with "House of Cards" up for four major awards and the fourth season of "Arrested Development" up for one -- these are the first digital series to receive major nominations in the Emmys. Full list below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
  • |
  • July 18, 2013 11:31 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Email Updates