Netflix is sunsetting written reviews on its platform.
“Looks like the next generation of movie reviewers are going to need to find a new outlet to hone their craft. Or, more likely, trolls are going to need to find a new place to complain about the ruination of their childhoods thanks to the next Star Wars film.
Netflix has announced that as of July 30, users will no longer be able to leave a written review on the movie or TV show they just watched. Following that, by mid-August users will no longer be able to read the reviews they have already posted as they will all be removed from the platform. The thumbs up/thumbs down rating system will remain.
The streaming media company has started informing users who have recently used the written reviews feature via email:
“You contributed a review on Netflix within the last year. We wanted to let you know that this feature will be retired on July 30th due to declining usage.
We appreciate you taking time to write a review. All of your reviews will be available at netflix.com/reviews through July 30th.”
Last year, Netflix removed another user rating feature when it phased out the five-star rating system. However, unlike the star rating feature, written reviews were much less prominent throughout the media company and didn’t influence Netflix watch recommendations to its subscribers. Users could only read and write reviews on the Netflix website and the written review feature was not implemented in any of its apps. Also, as Engadget points out, most third party Netflix apps completely ignored the written review feature.
While, Netflix is blaming declining use of written reviews as the reason for the feature’s coming removal, it is noteworthy that the streaming service is removing yet another way for users to voice their opinions and critiques about the movies and shows on Netflix. The company is notorious for not sharing data related to how content on its service is performing with outside tracking organizations. These changes also come at a time when Netflix is focusing resources into its own original content.
So, if you are a Netflix subscriber that took full advantage of the written reviews feature, make a copy of all your reviews as soon as you can. Soon, the only way you can voice your opinion on the streaming service’s Bright sequel – at least on Netflix itself – is giving it a thumbs down.”
Netflix drops terrifying trailer for its first Indian horror series ‘Ghoul’
From the teams behind Get Out, Insidious, and Udta Punjabcomes Netflix’s first original Indian horror series, Ghoul. And it looks pretty damn terrifying.
Having dropped its first trailer on Tuesday, Ghoul follows a new prisoner at a remote military interrogation centre, who turns the tables on interrogators by dredging up some secrets and starting some demonic-looking business along the way.
Netflix’s first venture into horror in India, Ghoul lands on the platform on August 24 for all users, in 190 countries. It was produced by Phantom Films, Ivanhoe and Blumhouse, and stars Radhika Apte and Manav Kaul.
Phantom Films has already worked with Netflix on the platform’s first original Indian series, Sacred Games, which delves into Mumbai’s underbelly, and was shot in the country in both Hindi and English.
Extinction – Netflix Trailer
A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Now, fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm. Starring Michael Peña, Lizzy Caplan and Mike Colter. Extinction premieres July 27, only on Netflix
First poster for Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ reboot looks witchy as hell
Kiernan Shipka plays a whole new kind of teen witch in the “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” reboot
Let the witch hunt begin.
The upcoming reboot of the classic Nickelodeon sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch is going dark as hell. In the first poster for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, makes it clear that this isn’t your mama’s teen witch. Cause this time around, Sabrina’s not afraid to let her Lucifer flag fly.
It appears that instead of dotting the ‘i’ in her name with a heart or some such nonsense, this Sabrina is straight up repping a pentagram. We could not be more down for this transformation. Like, yas girl! Summon all that lady power with a strong red lip!
Netflix describes the reboot of as a reimagining of the much more family-friendly sitcom witch we knew from childhood. It’s a “dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft,” with tonal aspirations toward Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.
We here at Mashable are firm supporters of the recent witchening of pop culture. Last year saw the rise of the Basic Witch, but this year is all about leveling up to full on blood sacrifice.
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the man behind the gritty Archie reboot Riverdale, the show will revolve around “Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”
Consider us already part of the coven, Sabrina.Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/07/10/chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-teenage-witch-reboot-poster/
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