• Restaurant owner scammed by Fyre Festival raises $175,000 in crowdfunding
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    Ben Arnold

    Restaurant owner scammed by Fyre Festival raises $175,000 in crowdfunding

    A restaurant owner in the Bahamas who lost her $50,000 life savings thanks to the ill-feted Fyre Festival has so far landed $175,000 in a crowdfunding drive.

  • Netflix and 'Black Panther' make Oscars history with Best Picture nominations
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    Hanna Flint

    Netflix and 'Black Panther' make Oscars history with Best Picture nominations

    The streaming giant and Disney film have broken the mould.

  • Ja Rule apologises to unpaid Fyre Festival caterer MaryAnn Rolle after Netflix doc backlash
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    Hanna Flint

    Ja Rule apologises to unpaid Fyre Festival caterer MaryAnn Rolle after Netflix doc backlash

    The rapper has spent the weekend defending himself for his part in the fraudulent music festival.

  • Gillian Anderson set to play Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown'
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    Ben Arnold

    Gillian Anderson set to play Margaret Thatcher in 'The Crown'

    The X-Files actress will take on the role of the first female British prime minister in season four of the show.

  • Netflix says 'Bird Box' has now been watched by 80 million subscribers
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    Ben Arnold

    Netflix says 'Bird Box' has now been watched by 80 million subscribers

    The domination of apocalyptic thriller Bird Box continues. Netflix is now reporting that the movie, which stars Sandra Bullock, has been watched by 80 million subscribers in the four weeks it’s been on release on the streaming service. In a letter to shareholders, via Variety, executives said that ‘We are seeing high repeat viewing’.

  • Best films on Netflix: Sure-fire hits and movies you might have missed
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    The Independent

    Best films on Netflix: Sure-fire hits and movies you might have missed

    Netflix’s recommendation algorithm is pretty sophisticated these days, to the point where it can probably determine not only what you want to watch next, but what you’ll eat for breakfast 13 years on Wednesday and the thread count of your sheets.

  • Frosties Or Sugar Puffs? Netflix Reveals Which Cereal Won Over Players of ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’
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    Deadline

    Frosties Or Sugar Puffs? Netflix Reveals Which Cereal Won Over Players of ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

    Frosties or Sugar Puffs? That's the first question Netflix viewers are asked to decide when they embark on their choose-your-own-adventure journey through the interactive Black Mirror: Bandersnatch movie. Players are asked to choose which cereal the 1980s video-game programmer, who is the central character in the story, will eat, in a low-stakes introduction to the interactive elements of Bandersnatch. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, in a burst of transparency, revealed the…

  • Netflix admits using footage of Canadian rail disaster in 'Bird Box'
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    Ben Arnold

    Netflix admits using footage of Canadian rail disaster in 'Bird Box'

    Netflix has admitted that footage from the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster was used in its hit movie Bird Box.

  • Tom Holland, Chris Evans Thriller ‘The Devil All the Time’ Lands at Netflix
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    The Wrap

    Tom Holland, Chris Evans Thriller ‘The Devil All the Time’ Lands at Netflix

    Netflix announced on Wednesday that it has acquired “The Devil All the Time,” the new star-studded film from director Antonio Campos. A midwestern gothic about a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher and a corrupt local sheriff, “The Devil All the Time” will star Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska and Gabriel Ebert. The film is an adaptation of Donald Ray Pollock’s 2011 novel by the same name. Principal photography on “The Devil All the Time” is set to begin next month in Alabama. Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen will star in “The Devil All The Time,” a midwestern gothic involving a serial killer couple, a faith-testing preacher, and a corrupt local sheriff in a story told across two decades pic.twitter.com/C0mMe0y2K7 — See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) January 16, 2019 Here’s the logline, per Netflix: In a place called Knockemstiff, Ohio, a forgotten backwoods of this country, where a storm of faith, violence and redemption is brewing. Out of desperation to save his dying wife, Willard Russell turns to prayer which succumbs to sacrifice. This sets protagonist Arvin, Willard’s son (Holland), on his path from bullied kid to a man who knows when to take action. “The Devil All the Time” involves a nefarious cast of characters that is told across two decades. The screenplay for the film was penned by Antonio and Paulo Campos. Also Read: Steve Carell, 'Office' Creator Reunite for Netflix Workplace Comedy 'Space Force' - Right, That Space Force (Video) Producers on the film include Randall Poster, Ninestories’ Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker, and Max Born. Annie Marter and Jacob Jaffke will serve as executive producers. Read original story Tom Holland, Chris Evans Thriller ‘The Devil All the Time’ Lands at Netflix At TheWrap

  • ‘Space Force’ Comedy Series From Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Set at Netflix
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    Variety

    ‘Space Force’ Comedy Series From Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Set at Netflix

    President Donald Trump's proposed space force may debut on Netflix before it actually makes it to space. Variety has learned that the streaming giant has ordered a comedy series from "The Office" alums Steve Carell and Greg Daniels titled "Space Force." It is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth […]

  • Netflix announces largest rise in subscription fees yet
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    Sam Ashurst

    Netflix announces largest rise in subscription fees yet

    It's the biggest change in the company's history.

  • Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Among 10 Actors to Join Ryan Murphy’s ‘Ratched’ Series at Netflix
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    Variety

    Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Among 10 Actors to Join Ryan Murphy’s ‘Ratched’ Series at Netflix

    Ryan Murphy has assembled quite the cast for his Nurse Ratched series at Netflix. Murphy announced that Sharon Stone, Finn Wittrock, Jon Jon Briones, Charlie Carver, Judy Davis, Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon, Hunter Parrish, Amanda Plummer, and Corey Stoll will all star in the series alongside the previously announced star Sarah Paulson. "[A] true murderers’ row […]

  • Netflix's Lionheart: An Antidote To Those Creepy Thrillers You've Been Watching
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    Refinery 29 UK

    Netflix's Lionheart: An Antidote To Those Creepy Thrillers You've Been Watching

    Now it’s time to direct your weary head to Lionheart, a light-hearted comedy and your reintroduction to a whole other, less distressing, world of entertainment. Save for its pleasantly straightforward narrative and lack of psychologically harrowing plot points (our sincerest thank yous), this Netflix original is a big deal. It will feel even stranger to those of us for whom African cinema is already a big presence in the family's entertainment schedule (ie. playing in the background of every aunty and uncle's living room if they were lucky enough to have a Sky subscription), but it marks a step in Netflix's broadening of international and foreign language programming.

  • Here’s What the ‘Bird Box’ Monsters Were Supposed to Look Like (Photos)
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    The Wrap

    Here’s What the ‘Bird Box’ Monsters Were Supposed to Look Like (Photos)

    Netflix claims that over 45 million people saw “Bird Box” in its first week on the streaming platform, but not one of them actually “saw” the monsters that terrorized Sandra Bullock in the film. Well on Saturday, special effects artist Andy Bergholtz shared some photos on Instagram of what those monsters were supposed to look like, saying that a nightmare sequence in which they appeared to Bullock’s character was ultimately cut from the film. Some spoilers for “Bird Box” follow: Also Read: Netflix Begs Viewers to Stop Blindfolded 'Bird Box Challenge' Bergholtz shared several photos of a veiny, cragged, baby face, which he said was meant to play into Bullock’s fears as an expectant mother at the start of the film. “Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra’s nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that’s as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway),” Bergholtz said on Instagram. “I sculpted at least three or four variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end.” Bergholtz, who additionally did the special effects for the similar “A Quiet Place,” also clarified that most likely, the monsters would be different for each person, as the visions that cause people to kill themselves each play on the individual’s worse fears. He also dispelled previous reports that said the monsters would look like a “snake-like green man, clarifying that an actor in a spandex green-screen suit was intended to be a giant CGI creature with a monstrous body to be added later. Also Read: John Krasinski Reveals He Also Played the Monsters in 'A Quiet Place' (Video) Still, he wasn’t too disappointed that his creations never made it to screen. “In the end, I actually really liked the movie and think it was better off NOT showing the makeup,” Bergholtz said. “Kudos to the director for sticking to her guns on that one.” See the photos below. “Bird Box” is available for streaming on Netflix now. View this post on Instagram *Some spoilers ahead for BIRD BOX, continue reading at your own risk!* We had the unique pleasure of designing a creepy makeup for the film, although the scene ultimately ended up on the cutting room floor. Keep in mind, the fatal "vision" that each character saw would most likely be different for each person (you'll understand if you've seen the film), and this makeup appeared in a cut "dream/nightmare sequence" with Sandra Bullock's character. Considering her pregnant state and emotional arc thru the movie, the producers felt Sandra's nightmare would have something to do with a twisted, demonic baby creature attacking her (that's as much as I could gather about the context of the scene anyway). I sculpted at least 3 or 4 variations on the design before it was approved, which began as a more aggressive, monstery look and was revised to be a bit more subtle in the end. I also had the pleasure of painting the finished prosthetics before sending them to set, to be worn and performed by the one and only Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk, applied by the great @proutyfx. It's funny, I read an interview recently where Bullock described the creature as a "snake-like, green man with a horrific baby face". Many folks have speculated what the creature may have looked like, but they fail to realize the "snake-like green man" portion was simply Dirk in a spandex green-screen suit ????. Everything from the neck down was intended to be a giant CGI creature/body added later. In the end, I actually really liked the movie and think it was better off NOT showing the makeup. Kudos to the director for sticking to her guns on that one. Still a fun project to be a part of, thanks Howie! @hoops511 #netflix #birdbox A post shared by Andy Bergholtz (@andy_bergholtz) on Jan 4, 2019 at 11:47am PST View this post on Instagram The unseen creature from Bird Box created at @knb_efx that was sadly cut from the final film. Andy Bergholtz @andy_bergholtz sculpted and pre-painted the prosthetics. Stephen Prouty @proutyfx went to set and applied the makeup on actor Dirk Rogers @thehalloweendirk. Reposted from the amazing Howard Berger (@hoops511) ''It’s always a bit disappointing when so much effort goes into something that ends up in the cutting room floor, but I get it and it’s always what is best for the final product" @birdboxmovie @netflixfilm @knb_efx — #makeupeffects #sculpture #birdbox A post shared by SFX ATLAS (@sfxatlas) on Jan 2, 2019 at 1:34am PST Read original story Here’s What the ‘Bird Box’ Monsters Were Supposed to Look Like (Photos) At TheWrap

  • 'Bodyguard's Richard Madden thanks parents for flying in from Scotland as he scoops Golden Globe
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    Ben Arnold

    'Bodyguard's Richard Madden thanks parents for flying in from Scotland as he scoops Golden Globe

    British star Richard Madden struck gold at the Golden Globes last night, scooping a gong for his role in the BBC hit Bodyguard.

  • Alfonso Cuarón Defends Netflix Following ‘Unfair’ Question at Globes
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    Variety

    Alfonso Cuarón Defends Netflix Following ‘Unfair’ Question at Globes

    In a rare moment of frustration, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón rose to Netflix's defense at the 76th annual Golden Globes. Following his best director win for "Roma," Cuarón challenged a journalist's question backstage about the independent sector's concerns over "Roma's" success this awards season — which had a combined release between Netflix and theaters, rather than the […]

  • 'Bird Box' Is A Bad Movie, So Why Do So Many People Like It?
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    Leigh Blickley

    'Bird Box' Is A Bad Movie, So Why Do So Many People Like It?

    Netflix ended 2018 with a bang, or shall we say tweet, tweet. Its original

  • Netflix Unveils First 'Carmen Sandiego' Trailer for Animated Series Starring Gina Rodriguez
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    Entertainment Tonight

    Netflix Unveils First 'Carmen Sandiego' Trailer for Animated Series Starring Gina Rodriguez

    The animated series premieres Jan. 18.

  • ‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix Isn’t Done with Marvel Shows Yet
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    ‘The Punisher’ Season 2 Trailer: Netflix Isn’t Done with Marvel Shows Yet

    Even after "Daredevil" met an untimely end, there's still more left to the story.

  • Idris Elba Comedy Turn Up Charlie Gets March Premiere at Netflix — See Photos
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    Idris Elba Comedy Turn Up Charlie Gets March Premiere at Netflix — See Photos

    Move over, This Is Us‘ Kevin Pearson: Another manny is coming to television this spring. Netflix announced Thursday that its comedy series Turn Up Charlie, starring Idris Elba, will drop on Friday, March 15. Turn Up Charlie stars Elba as a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor who is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly […]

  • The 90 best movies on Netflix UK
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    The Telegraph

    The 90 best movies on Netflix UK

    Netflix has plenty of classic films in its catalogue – and in recent years, the streaming service has also produced some remarkably original films of its own, from the animal rights satire Okja to the Oscar-favourite Roma. But for every award-winning drama, there are just as many trashy B-movies (such as the risible romance A Christmas Prince).

  • 'Black Mirror' star Will Poulter quits social media for 'mental health' reasons
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    Ben Arnold

    'Black Mirror' star Will Poulter quits social media for 'mental health' reasons

    Will Poulter, the star of the new Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch, has said that he's taking a break from social media to better deal with his mental health.

  • Netflix calls for an end to the dangerous 'Bird Box Challenge' viral trend
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    Netflix calls for an end to the dangerous 'Bird Box Challenge' viral trend

    Netflix has called for an end to the online viral trend the 'Bird Box Challenge', spawned by its recent horror movie release.

  • Netflix raises viewing figure questions after claiming 'Bird Box' was watched by 45 million
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    Netflix raises viewing figure questions after claiming 'Bird Box' was watched by 45 million

    The new Sandra Bullock horror-thriller Bird Box from Netflix has been watched by more than 45 million people, according to the streaming giant.