A writers’ strike may delay the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

April 27, 2017

Save our shows!Image: hbo/amc Game of Thrones is safe. netflix might even benefit. And Saturday Night Live well, they’ll be screwed. If you’re a TV fan, you’ve probably heard rumblings about a looming writers’ strike, which if it goes ahead (and that’s not a done deal yet) could cause significant disruption to some of your favorite shows. Movies, on the other hand, are a little better off; writers might be barred from doing polishes on scripts during a strike, but …


It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

Britt Robertson as Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso in 'Girlboss.'Image: Karen Ballard/netflix When netflix signed on for Girlboss, it probably sounded like a great idea. Feminism, fashion, and San Francisco? We were about to have our first female president, so what could go wrong? When the show starts streaming on Friday, things will be a little different. Not only are we living in Trump’s America, but Nasty Gal, the multi-million-dollar startup the show was based on, is bankrupt. …


This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

April 21, 2017

Image: HOTSTAR While netflix and Amazon Prime are going all out to capture the burgeoning video streaming market in India a country of 450 million internet users a homegrown ‘challenger’ so to speak has slowly emerged as the champion. Hotstar, the two-year-old on-demand video platform from the house of Rupert Murdoch-owned Star TV, has crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. If we count App Store downloads, it would go up to 130 million or so. SEE ALSO: netflix …


’13 Reasons Why’ proves that we still don’t know how to portray suicide

April 20, 2017

Image: 13 reasons why / netflix If you listen to the actors, producers, and consultants involved in netflix’s newest hit, the intense high school drama 13 Reasons Why, it’s clear none of them meant harm. In a behind-the-scenes episode that follows the series finale, they use words like “truth,” “honest,” and “tribute.” They talk about helping people, raising awareness, and taking seriously the responsibility of portraying sexual assault and …


Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

April 19, 2017

Image: Getty Images Nearly 10 years after netflix began offering online streaming of movies and TV shows, the company says it’s all set to hit the 100-million subscribers mark. SEE ALSO: After bagging Shah Rukh Khan, netflix nears deal with Aamir Khan The California-based company says it expects to hit the milestone this weekend. “Its a good start,” the company wrote (PDF) to shareholders at the earnings call for the first quarter of 2017. netflix added nearly five million …


Bill Nye’s new show is like ‘Science Guy’ for ‘grown up’ millennials

April 15, 2017

Bill Nye on the set of his new show for netflix "BIll Nye Saves The World."Image: netflix Much has changed in the world since 1998, when Bill Nye’s American half-hour live action science program came to an end. But the on-air personality affectionately known as “the science guy” to most millennials certainly hasn’t. “Hey Bill, fix the bow tie!” executive producer and showrunner Michael Naidus yelled to Nye at an October taping of his new netflix …


‘Orange is the New Black’ first look reveals what happens next with Daya

April 13, 2017

… and her fellow inmates riot on all sides. “I need it to be quiet!” Daya shouts, barely audible over their yells. “God dammit!” she adds, and the visual cuts out just before we hear a gunshot blast through it. According to netflix, Season 5 will take place in real-time over the course of three days to cover the events set in motion by Poussey’s death and the chaos in this teaser scene. Orange is the New Black returns to netflix June 9. More From this publisher : HERE …


Netflix leads the streaming pack but report shows others are gaining ground

April 11, 2017

netflix still towers above others when it comes to streamingImage: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock While netflix remains the giant in the world of over-the-top (OTT) streaming, other services are staking their own claims to the landscape. According to a new report by comScore, more than half of America’s wi-fi connected homes have at least one OTT streaming service (streaming services that don’t require an additional cable subscription). The dominant service, in a whopping 75 …


Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

… Facebook, Google, netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Twitter is seeking to hire a head of live sports, and so is Facebook, in a nearly identical position. So NFL live video is out for Twitter, but there could be a lot to come. Twitter is hosting its first-ever NewFront in May, where digital publishers host annual gatherings for advertising in hopes for them to sponsor a new lineup of shows. NFL is gone, but we, the Twitter users, and CEO Jack Dorsey can hope that there’s more to come. If Twitter …


Sculptor of widely mocked Ronaldo bust: Jesus had haters, too

March 31, 2017

10 minutes into netflix and chill and he looks at you like.Image: CUNHA/EPA/REX/Shutterstock When a bust of Cristiano Ronaldo was unveiled Wednesday in his home country of Portugal, its we’ll be charitable here creative take on the soccer star’s visage was mocked across the internet. There were so many jokes, and so many Photoshops. Now the man who sculpted the busted bust has a message for his many haters. SEE ALSO: Attacking a referee’s small business on Facebook …


This traveling campaign wants to help communities fight injustice with creativity

March 25, 2017

Baltimore residents protest the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, 2015.Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images The people are coming together, and they’re using creativity and social media to be heard. A new initiative called The People’s Campaign is raising money on GoFundMe to travel to 15 states across the U.S. that are “overcoming injustice, but are no longer in the national spotlight.” The campaign hopes to combine digital storytelling and social justice activism to support …


Neil Patrick Harris celebrated ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ renewal with a tattoo

March 15, 2017

If you’re going to get your first tattoo as an actor, it might as well be something your character has too. Neil Patrick Harris showed off his fresh ink on Instagram Monday to celebrate the announcement that netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Eventswill be returning for a second season. Harris plays the menacing Count Olaf, and got the Baudelaire guardian’s own tattoo for himself. SEE ALSO: Lemony Snicket’s writing advice also applies to living well We got picked …


Hillary Clinton and Kate McKinnon grabbed dinner together to give us hope

February 18, 2017

… him up!” SEE ALSO: Kate McKinnon to voice Miss Frizzle in netflix’s ‘Magic School Bus’ reboot After dinner, Clinton checked out Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard and the winner of the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election got a standing ovation from the crowd. Yesterday, Clinton attended the unveiling of a new stamp honoring fashion designer Oscar de la Renta. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Anna Wintour attend an unveiling ceremony for the U.S. …


This set-top box combines content from Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and more

February 17, 2017

… on-demand (VOD) options across the disparate platforms. Once Caavo is ready to enter living rooms later this year (it’s projected to start taking pre-orders this summer for a 5,000 unit limited run), it won’t be cheap: the starting price is $399. That’s a steep cost, especially when you consider the extra expenses for all the devices actually providing the content, along with monthly bills for cable, netflix and the rest. But for frazzled TV junkies sick of shuttling between …