All That 4K Netflix Content Now Comes With a Price

The biggest problem with 4K displays is that they lack content that actually takes advantage of all those extra pixels, but when Netflix introduced House of Cards, along with other titles, as supporting 4K, it was certainly a step in the right direction. Now, that the streaming company's adoption is underway, it's… » 10/12/14 2:10pm 10/12/14 2:10pm

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 9:00am 10/04/14 9:00am

The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel Is Debuting on Netflix

It's no secret that Netflix has flirted with the idea of footing the bill for "big" movie releases in the past, but now we're finally seeing what that actually means. Next August, the sequel to 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be hitting Netflix and (select) IMAX theaters simultaneously. Other theaters be… » 9/30/14 9:20am 9/30/14 9:20am

What Bad Movies Have You Streamed Online That You Secretly Love?

We spend a lot of time talking about all the great films that are always a quick click away on our particular streaming platform of choice—and rightfully so. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime do an admirable job of curating a rotating cast of blockbusters, art house sweethearts and critic-praising cinema. But to be… » 9/28/14 3:00pm 9/28/14 3:00pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Parade of TV and Film's Biggest Spoilers

In the age of the Netflix binge-watch, no plot twist is sacred. Avoiding spoilers has become nearly impossible. So instead of fighting it, Netflix has embraced our brave new, spoiler-ridden world with a sub-site that pummels you with all of the biggest spoilers in cinematic and television history. It is incredible. » 9/22/14 10:24am 9/22/14 10:24am

Netflix Under Pressure to Close Down The VPN Loophole

By this point, everyone and their internet-connected dog seems to know that you can access US Netflix (and its sweet promised land of rich video content) from abroad using a simple VPN, or even just a Chrome extension. Your streaming days might be limited, however: Netflix is reportedly under fire to shut the loophole… » 9/18/14 1:00am 9/18/14 1:00am

The Internet Threw a Protest and No One Came

Remember when the internet rallied to defeat SOPA/PIPA? That was fun. Today, a coalition of websites are trying to create the same digital fervor to protect another looming threat to the free web: net neutrality. Unfortunately, this most recent campaign hasn't impassioned the masses so much as briefly inspired a… » 9/10/14 3:58pm 9/10/14 3:58pm

Bingewatching Netflix on Your Chromecast Just Got Even Easier

Bingewatching good shows is now a beloved American pastime, and Chromecast is a fantastic enabler. Now Netflix is decreasing the minimal effort needed to just keep streaming; that "Post-Play " option that automatically starts the next episode will be rolled out for iOS and Android users navigating their queue from… » 9/09/14 12:39pm 9/09/14 12:39pm

Party On, Dudes! Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Is Now on Netflix

Time travel is tricky business. If done right it can be an effective narrative device, but when abused it becomes a muddled mess of questions. "Wait, he did what? When? Where? Wouldn't that change the future? I mean, the past? ARGGG." But Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure totally nails it because, in the end, the… » 9/07/14 9:00pm 9/07/14 9:00pm

Netflix Is Considering Shorter Clips to Jumpstart Mobile Streaming

We all love video streaming. No, we actually all do. Last June, a study concluded nearly half the U.S. subscribed to at least one video service, and arguably Netflix is king. But there is one small problem, Netflix's streaming content, for the most part, is at least 2o-ish minutes long, and those long lengths aren't… » 9/07/14 1:00pm 9/07/14 1:00pm

Say Goodbye to Video Stores, Mailmen, Pennies...

The February 1989 issue of Life magazine predicted that, by the year 2000, many staples of modern American life might find themselves on the scrapheap of history. Life predicted that by the year 2000 people would need to say goodbye to everything from film (pretty much) to all-male clergy in the Catholic church (not… » 9/03/14 4:19pm 9/03/14 4:19pm