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The cinematic climate is changing in countless ways, but one in particular is affecting the world on a much broader scale. Viral marketing and distribution through avenues such as Netflix has fused with a public hunger for knowledge that is satiated through a surge in documentary filmmaking. The impact of this readily distributed knowledge and information is perhaps more powerful than ever. One company in particular has learned this lesson the hard way. After the release of the popular 2013 documentary “Blackfish”, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. has begun to feel the sting of public opinion.
Actor Will Arnett has recently confirmed that he and the rest of the cast of Arrested Development are all on board to shoot a fifth season of the popular show. The show will be returning for its fifth season and will be shown exclusively on Netflix. Arnett was in the middle of an interview on Today for his newest film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” when he shared plans for Arrested Development’s return.
(NAPSI)—According to the 2014 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, “the summer will be exceptionally hot across much of North America, with ‘oppressive’ humidity throughout the eastern half of the United States.” How do most Americans plan to cope? By seeking solace in the comfort of their homes and catching up on their favorite TV shows, made possible in part by the advent of the streaming media player.
(BPT) - What do personalized movie-kiosk offerings, marketing campaigns and Godzilla all have in common? The obvious answer is “the movie industry,” but another equally important common element ties all three together: they’re all the product of big data.
Jenji Kohan’s critically-acclaimed Netflix series, “Orange is the New Black” is back for its second season. Set in a woman’s correctional facility, the high-brow humor, witty literary references, and evolving characters all bring an interesting twist to the prison television drama. Even better news for fans of the show, all 13 episodes of the second season have been released at one time, completely affirming the instant gratification, binge-viewing culture of which many of us are a part.
(BPT) - Technology is one of the most practical - and most appreciated - gifts a high school graduate can receive. Different technology tools can give the class of 2014 a jump start on their college journey and all post-high-school adventures. A new survey conducted by Impulse Research revealed that the majority of students (65 percent) believe a laptop is the most important purchase for heading back to school.
1. World leaders commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day
1. The U.S. might cut its Afghanistan force to 5,000
The final 13 episodes of the canceled Clone Wars series will be dubbed “The Lost Missions” and will appear exclusively on Netflix starting March 7, Disney and ABC Television announced Thursday.
Previewing the long-awaited final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, this trailer offers a glimpse into the various story arcs of The Lost Missions. Yoda communes with Qui-Gon Jinn and is sent on a journey; Jedi Master Plo Koon discovers Sifo-Dyas’ lightsaber and a clue to the creation of the clone army; Count Dooku looks to protect the secret of Order 66; Anakin Skywalker rescues Padmé Amidala; and Mace Windu battles multiple foes.
1. Ukraine's parliament gives its leader presidential powers... for now
1. Appeals court tosses out net neutrality rules
Just as the big cable networks have long known, the greatest difficulty in keeping viewers is keeping them interested. This is a struggle we as the viewing public have watched for years as countless shows, pilots, and new ideas are presented for a month or so and then sent down the drain. Every couple of months, you can read an article about the shows being cancelled in the upcoming year. To combat this constant turn-over of programming, it is necessary to find new, original programs that are able to both retain current viewers as well as draw more in.
Last week, Netflix reported many movies would not be available for streaming at the start of the New Year. But with the exit of "Titanic" and "Braveheart" comes the addition of the following movies, according to CNN.
January means mid-season shows are coming - here is a list of some of the shows scheduled through the spring -
On New Year’s Day my husband and I went to the movies. As is the case with most any holiday, the theater was packed. We stepped foot into the auditorium a full 40 minutes prior to show time, but still the middle and aisle seats were all accounted for. It was a holiday; the crowds were to be expected. Which, I might add, is why my husband and I made sure to arrive early. Carefully, we chose from the remaining seats. We don’t go to the movies terribly frequently, but we’ve been often enough to know that the dark blue seats are the ones that recline. We chose those. So, too, did we very purposefully avoid sitting directly adjacent to two heavily-perfumed women in the row because the smell of heavy perfume tends to render both my husband and me nauseous. We chose seats that were between the heavily-perfumed women and a family with young children. A family with young children who were apparently recovering from a cold, I might add. As the commercials rolled, we listened as the adjacent children coughed and hacked and practically hawked up a lung. Being slightly germaphobic, we considered moving, but chose not to, based on the fact that indeed we had insulated ourselves with a buffer zone of empty seats on either side.
1. Supreme Court delays ObamaCare contraception mandate
The Walt Disney Company has been responsible for some of the most timeless classics to grace our theaters and TV screens since the company’s inception in 1923. The multinational mass media conglomerate is one of the largest companies in the world and has established itself as a leader in the American animation industry as well as live-action film, television, travel, and theme parks. The Disney train has been going strong for decades now and there seems to be nothing stopping its momentum in the coming years.
1. Obama vows to fix health care website
1. Hostage standoff continues at Kenyan mall following militant shootout