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May 1, 2016
If 2014's "Foxcatcher" somehow left you wanting more of the sad, bizarre story of Delaware killer John du Pont and his victim, Dave Schultz, Netflix is streaming a new documentary, "Team Foxcatcher. "
NEWS
December 18, 2012 | The Motley Fool
I'M EMBARRASSED just thinking about it. I've owned Netflix since it was $19 a share. When it hit $277, I sold. The next day it went up to $283, and I thought, "What was I thinking?" and bought it back. The rest is sad history: It's now around $90 per share. My original gut instinct was accurate, but greed got in the way and I'm paying for it now. I've lost a lot, but at least I did milk the stock over the years, taking profits numerous times to expand my portfolio in other directions.
BUSINESS
December 8, 2012 | By Cliff Edwards, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc. and chief executive officer Reed Hastings said they may face a Securities and Exchange Commission civil claim over a July Facebook post that coincided with a big gain in the company's stock price. SEC staff alleges Netflix and its CEO violated rules governing selective disclosure, according to a company filing. The July 3 post by Hastings said Netflix viewing "exceeded 1 billion hours" of videos in June. The shares rose 6.2 percent that day. The SEC action highlights the potential for legal trouble when company executives like Hastings, who has more than 200,000 Facebook fans, communicate with the public via social media.
NEWS
February 1, 2013
STILL THINK of streaming Netflix as something you do on a computer? Think again. You can still watch that way, but the service - which charges $7.99 a month for unlimited streaming from its library of TV shows and movies - is available on a variety of devices, from game systems to DVD players, that connect to your television, as well as on the iPhone and Windows phone and the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook tablets. (A $4.99-a-month plan limits users to two hours of streaming a month and only on a computer.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Frazier Moore, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Portia de Rossi only believed it was happening when her agent got the good news from the producers. Michael Cera only believed it was happening when the cameras rolled. It happened all right. Arrested Development has risen from the dead with 15 half-hours premiering en masse on Netflix on Sunday at 3:01 a.m. Arrested Development is the cockeyed comedy blessed with a king's ransom of talent and the twisted vision of its mastermind, Mitch Hurwitz, that aired on Fox for three seasons as a cult favorite, then was canceled for low ratings - and maybe because it befuddled everyone who wasn't hooked on its lunacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2016 | Ellen Gray, Staff Writer
Spoiler alert: This piece contains details from the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer. " "Do you think Steven Avery did it?" That was director and producer Judd Apatow on Sunday, filling a moment of dead air in a press session for his coming Netflix show, "Love," with a joking reference to the streaming service's latest sensation, "Making a Murderer. " "He's in the green room right now," he added. Avery, who was convicted in 2007 of the murder of Teresa Halbach, was, of course, nowhere near the Television Critics Association winter meetings, though his name did come up there.
NEWS
December 27, 2012 | By Reed Stevenson, Bloomberg News
Netflix Inc., the world's biggest video-streaming service, said access to its movies and television shows was restored after a disruption caused by Amazon.com Inc.'s Web storage and computing system. Many customers in the Americas weren't able to access content online Monday from around 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia time until late Christmas Eve, according to Joris Evers, a spokesman for Netflix. The blockage was caused by issues with Amazon Web Services, a business hosted on the Internet that's separate from the online retail store, he said.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
If not for the death of actor James Gandolfini three years ago, HBO's anatomy-of-a-murder-investigation drama The Night Of might have arrived much sooner, and with all the fanfare you'd expect to accompany the return of the star of The Sopranos to series television. I'd love to have seen what Gandolfini, who filmed a pilot for The Night Of and is still credited as an executive producer, would have done with eight episodes as the rumpled, down-on-his-luck lawyer John Stone.
NEWS
July 15, 2011 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
If this week's online fury over Netflix's price increase proved anything, the obvious choice was this: You can't take away a good deal and not expect people to squawk. Netflix said it was dropping its $10 rock-bottom subscription fee for its combination service - unlimited video streaming plus unlimited DVDs by mail, one at a time. To get the same combo, customers will have to cough up $16 a month, or $7.99 apiece for either streaming or DVDs. Within hours, tens of thousands of customers had complained online - on Netflix's blog, on its Facebook page, and anywhere else they could think of. Many promised to cancel rather than submit.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Netflix has distinguished itself in three years as a purveyor of serious, quality programming for grownups with shows such as House of Cards , Orange is the New Black and Bloodline . This year Netflix has been expanding its reach by going after younger viewers first with the comic book adventure Marvel's Daredevil which premiered last month and now with its YA offering, Between , a sci-fi thriller for the 21-and-under set that...
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2016
"The Get Down" Baz Luhrmann's talent as a director is creating worlds that feel so close to our own yet are so far away. Take Romeo + Juliet , a movie that made Shakespeare feel like he was at home in 1990s Miami, but that also allowed us to live in Luhrmann's candy-colored fantasia for a few hours. They pop with color and light and energy. The drama is felt that much deeper, and there is wonder all around. That extends to The Get Down , Luhrmann's new messy but still fascinating take on the birth of hip-hop.
NEWS
August 12, 2016 | By Steve & Mia
Q: I met a guy at a convention and we really hit it off. We hung out all night. He called me the next day, and we agreed to meet. We've been talking ever since. We went out another time, too. I thought he might be the one. But at the end of the date, he started putting his hands on my butt, and he stuck his tongue in my mouth. It turned me off so bad that I haven't been out with him since. I'm fed up. Every time I meet a guy, things go well, and before I can even decide if I like him, they are feeling me up. I don't have anything against intimacy.
NEWS
August 9, 2016 | By Jerome Maida, FOR PHILLY.COM/GEEK
Though Netflix has decided there were logistical problems in picking up the fan-favorite Agent Carter TV series after it was axed by ABC in the spring, we may not have seen the last of Hayley Atwell's beloved character. A group named "Renew Agent Carter" is taking a petition straight to Marvel and the Walt Disney Company in the hopes of reviving the series. This is a follow-up to a petition to Netflix, which received over 127,000 signatures. And Atwell hasn't written off the character either.
BUSINESS
August 8, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
It's a Friday in late July, and the 15th floor of the Comcast Center teems with more than 150 engineers, technicians, and product developers, who drink lemonade and nibble cookies as they pitch inventions that may be the next big thing at Comcast. One engineer talks about "Ralph," voice controls that turn business phones, computers, and security on or off. Another explains a "push alert" for Xfinity Home that would warn Comcast subscribers when a neighbor's house has been burglarized.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2016
Anna Friel turns in a mind-bending performance in Marcella , a twisty mystery. Friel ( American Odyssey ) plays Detective Sergeant Marcella Backland, a London police detective who spins out of control when her husband (Nicholas Pinnock) leaves her for his coworker (Maeve Dermody), who happens to be the heir to a billion-dollar real estate empire. When the lover turns up dead, Marcella suspects she killed the woman herself. But she's not quite sure: That's because Marcella is prone to bouts of rage that disappear in the ether of amnesia.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2016
Great summer sci-fi/horror Many odd things happen in Netflix's new offering Stranger Things , as the title would suggest. But something eerie might happen to you as you watch the 1980s sci-fi/horror pastiche: You'll turn on the first episode and mysteriously find yourself sitting in the same spot on your couch eight episodes later, never having moved an inch. It's made to be binged, not just because each episode ends with a chilling cliff-hanger, but because it's like watching an extended Spielberg movie, and what's summer without a little Steven?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
War of attrition: Swift, West Political analysts continue to express alarm at the deepening rift between Taylor Swift and Kanye West that threatens to upset the balance of world power. At issue is Swift's disapproval of a verse in West's song "Famous": "For all my Southside [bleep] that know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. " Did Swift give West permission to use her name? West's wife, Kim Kardashian , on Sunday released a recording of a phone call between West and Swift that suggests Swift did say yes. On Monday, Swift's rep said the singer wasn't told about the offensive phrase that ends the verse, "I made that bitch famous.
NEWS
July 11, 2016 | By Ellen Gray, Television Critic
If not for the death of actor James Gandolfini three years ago, HBO's anatomy-of-a-murder-investigation drama The Night Of might have arrived much sooner, and with all the fanfare you'd expect to accompany the return of the star of The Sopranos to series television. I'd love to have seen what Gandolfini, who filmed a pilot for The Night Of and is still credited as an executive producer, would have done with eight episodes as the rumpled, down-on-his-luck lawyer John Stone.
NEWS
July 10, 2016
Maya & Marty. South Jersey's Kelly Ripa will be interviewed by Martin Short's Jiminy Glick in the season finale of the summer variety show. Other guests include Steve Martin, Emma Stone, and Sean Hayes. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Suits. Mike (Patrick J. Adams) begins the move from bogus lawyer to inmate in the sixth-season premiere, which means that plea deal he took wasn't just a bad dream. 9 p.m. Wednesday, USA. Mr. Robot. As the second season opens, the economy is in free fall, and Elliot (Rami Malek)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2016 | Molly Eichel
They don't make celebrities like Rachel Bloom anymore. She's more than a triple threat: Not only does she star in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend , the musical black comedy she cocreated with The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna, she also sings, dances, and writes the two or three songs that appear in each episode. Not enough people watched the show's first season on the CW, so thank the streaming gods its first season is on Netflix. The premise can feel off-putting on its surface: Rebecca (Bloom)
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