Strong showings for "Eighth Grade" and "You Were Never Really Here" highlight the Independent Spirit Award nominations                Review: Round-Up: "At Eternity's Gate", "The Clovehitch Killer", "Jonathan", and "The Last Race"                "Green Book" is a crowd pleaser of the highest order and a definite Oscar contender                Steve McQueen and a phenomenal ensemble cast help make "Widows" look effortless                "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" offers something for every type of Coen Brothers fan                Updated Academy Award predictions for early November                Review Round-Up: "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch", "El Angel" "The Long Dumb Road", and "Outlaw King"                Taking a look at potential Best Documentary Feature contenders                "The Front Runner" is a terrific and timely film for right around Election Day                Hollywood Film Awards Marked the Launch of Awards Season                Taking a first crack at Golden Globe predictions                “The Favourite” and “The Front Runner”: Films to see in November                Awkwafina to Host 22nd Hollywood Film Awards                Review Round-Up: "Bodied", "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", and "The Other Side of the Wind"                Rosamund Pike is a force to be reckoned with in "A Private War"        

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Oscars: Weinstein Co. strikes distribution deal with Netflix – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The Weinstein Co. knows how to ensure that people (and Oscar voters) see their annual films. Mastering the art of strategic distribution, the company just announced a new pact with Netflix that will mean “The Artist” and a number of other Weinstein titles stream to Netflix subscribers[...]

Jay-Z may be a youtube star

HollywoodNews.com: Exclusive: Is Jay Z about to become a YouTube star? That’s the word as YouTube may getting ready to implement its new channel design as soon as Monday, I’m told. You may recall a Wall Street Journal story from last April that summarized YouTube’s plan to get competitive with[...]

Netflix, DreamWorks Animation ink exclusive distribution deal

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: After weeks of bad news, Netflix finally has something positive to report. The video-streaming service inked a deal with DreamWorks Animation to stream DWA films and TV specials, the New York Times reported late Sunday night. Analysts scanning the deal estimate that it’s worth “$30 million per[...]

“Red State” by Kevin Smith: Review

HollywoodNews.com: There is something almost heartbreaking about seeing a popular filmmaker finally getting the chance to make his or her passion project, only to watch said film turn out to be an utter wreck and completely irrelevant both to cinema and to the subject matter that it pertains to discuss.[...]

Netflix splits DVD, streaming services into separate companies

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix announced that it is dividing its business model in half, renaming its DVD rental component Qwikster and expanding that side to potentially include video game rentals. The news was announced by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who apologized to customers in an honest and open blog post, stating,[...]

How DVDs ruined the theatrical documentary

HollywoodNews.com: I hesitated before watching Knives Over Forks on Netflix Instant yesterday. I had an interest in the picture, and the DVD was in my Blockbuster quque, so there was seemingly no reason for me not to just watch it right from my Netflix streaming system, right? Well,[...]

Starz CEO responds to Netflix breakdown

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix subscribers continue to recover from the news that Starz Entertainment was walking away from the video streamer, meaning hundreds of titles could be pulled from the service when their contract ends on Feb. 28, 2012. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht issued a statement regarding the[...]

Netflix offers refund due to streaming outage

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix users might wake up to a discount offer from the entertainment-streaming giant waiting in their inboxes this morning. That’s because the service went down Sunday night for several hours due to “an internal technology system issue that we identified and fixed,” a rep for the company[...]

Netflix expanding to Latin America

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Netflix continues to expand. The video rental and streaming service announced plans to launch its online subscription service “in 43 countries in South and Central America and the Caribbean later this year,” according to the L.A. Times, though the release didn’t clarify when Netflix plans to expand[...]

MoviePass meets movie theater resistance

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It sounds like a fantastic idea for movie patrons but, of course, it’s getting some blow back from theater owners. MoviePass is a service that would “provide unlimited movie-going for a flat rate,” similar to a system employed by Netflix. But theater owners fought back as the[...]
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