June 15, 2015 |
Despite its large ensemble of richly detailed characters, Orange Is the New Black is fueled by the crazy, nuclear-powered off-and-on relationship between Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and her ex-drug-runner ex-lover-turned-fellow Litchfield inmate Alex Vause (Laura Prepon). Trouble is, Piper Kerman, the real-life ex-con whose life story is dramatized in the Netflix drama, never had sex in prison with her real-life lover, Cleary Wolters. Fact is, aside from a brief whisper of time when they were in lockup together during their trial in Chicago, the women never served in the same prison, Wolters, 52, said in an interview.
December 18, 2012 |
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.
December 8, 2012 |
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.
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.)
May 23, 2013 |
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.
June 5, 2015 |
Slightly mad, madly majestic and overwhelming, Netflix's new offering Sense8 is one of the most ambitious sci-fi dramas on TV since the Battlestar Galactica reboot in 2004. I'd expect nothing less from Sense8 's creators, Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy, Jupiter Ascending ) and J. Michael Straczynski ( Babylon 5 , Crusade ). Netflix will post the 12-episode first season in its entirety on Friday. A literate, deeply cinematic series that juggles more storylines per episode than networks cover in an entire season, Sense8 is about eight young men and women spread out around the globe who suddenly begin sharing one another's senses.
December 27, 2012 |
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.
July 15, 2011 |
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.
March 20, 2015 |
* BLOODLINE. Today, Netflix. WHEN I TALK to myself, as I too often do these days, it may be to ask: Is this TV voiceover really necessary? It's largely superfluous in Netflix's "Bloodline," a new series from the creators of "Damages," in which a prodigal son returns to his family's resort in the Florida Keys and things don't go so well. Kyle Chandler, who did so much with silences in "Friday Night Lights," retains his spare delivery as John Rayburn, whose efforts to keep his black-sheep brother, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn)
May 24, 2015 |
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...