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Is Netflix about to change how it releases original movies?

Charmaine Blake

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With the premiere of the new Oscar-buzzed drama from Alfonso Cuarn, the streaming giant is set to be heading to the big screen for a new releasing model

“At Netflix, disruption is everything. The streaming platform has grown into one of the largest players in the entertainment industry by zigging where all others zag: they ran Blockbuster out of town with their disc-by-mail service, they were the first ones to extract the gold from them thar internet hills, and then they remade the consumption of media in their binge-happy image. So, whats Netflixs latest game-changing innovation? Having purchased the rights to some of this falls most hotly anticipated titles, theyre now toying with the idea of releasing them in bricks-and-mortar theaters actual buildings, in the real world! for an interlude before adding them to the online content library. Its a risky move, but Tinseltown experts say this whole movies playing on screens gambit may just be crazy enough to work………………………”

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/31/netflix-release-model-oscar-films-alfonso-cuaron

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How to sync your Netflix stream with your friends

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“Just because you and your friends have moved to different corners of the globe doesn’t mean you have to stop watching shows and movies together.

Trying to all hit play at the same moment — as well as juggling between Netflix and Skype, a Facebook chat, Slack, Discord, or any other online chat program — isn’t exactly the most convenient thing in the world. Luckily, there is another way.

There are several great apps, extensions and websites with the goal of syncing up Netflix streams across the Internet, but they all have their ups and downs. Some are exclusive to Chrome, some have top-notch chat features and some don’t go full screen.

Here are the pros and cons of the best ways to watch Netflix with your friends online.

1. Netflix Party

Netflix Party is a Google Chrome-exclusive extension that only requires one person to install it, making it the easiest of the three to set up.

Once you install it, choose a movie or show, pause it, and then click the red “NP” button at the top right of your browser to get a link to a shared session. The extension allows you to chat with everyone in the viewing session, but doesn’t allow you to put in a name, so you’ll have to remember your friends’ random symbols.

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Netflix Party allows for full-screen viewing and anybody in the session can hit pause, play or scrub through the timeline. The stream adjusts seamlessly………………………………………………………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/netflix-sync/

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Wine Country – Netflix Movie

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In honor of Rebecca’s (Rachel Dratch) 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures. A hilarious and heartfelt comedy directed by Amy Poehler, Wine Country co-stars Tina Fey, Jason Schwartzman and Cherry Jones.

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Chambers – Uma Thurman Netflix Season 1

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A young heart attack survivor becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister.

Starring Uma Thurman, Tony Goldwyn, and Sivan Alyra Rose arrives on Netflix April 26

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