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It doesn’t need to be re-stated that Netflix and Hollywood don’t get along. The streaming giant’s insistence on going day-and-date with their theatrical releases (which often play in limited markets, through niche exhibitors) has ruffled the feathers of traditionalists. It certainly doesn’t help when CEO Reed Hastings points to YouTube as the viewership metrics the company is trying to achieve. “I’m not sure we are leading [streaming video], when you look how far ahead YouTube is,” he recently told investors (via Variety). Continue reading Christopher Nolan Slams Netflix’s “Mindless Policy” Of Day-And-Date Releases at The Playlist.

Hulu hit a homerun this spring with its first foray into prestige television, the superb adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” And now, Netflix is getting into the Atwood adaptation game. Based on the author’s award-winning 1996 novel of the same name, “Alias Grace” is inspired by the true story of Grace Marks (Sarah Gadon), a servant in Upper Canada who was accused, alongside James McDermott (Kerr Logan), of the notorious 1843 murders of her employer, wealthy farmer Thomas Kinnear (Paul Gross), and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery (Anna Paquin). Continue reading First Trailer For Netflix’s Margaret Atwood Adaptation ‘Alias Grace’ at The Playlist.

There’s an interesting sort of phenomenon where often the lesser hyped Netflix shows turn out to be some of their best and biggest breakout hits. In contrast to the massive hype that greeted “The Get Down” or those lukewarm Marvel shows, series like “Orange Is The New Black,” “Bojack Horseman,” “Stranger Things” and “13 Reasons Why” were mostly under the radar, but word of mouth turned them into flagship shows for the streaming service. Continue reading Watch The Full Trailer For New Netflix Sitcom ‘Atypical’ Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh at The Playlist.