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Nina on Netflix
Simone leads a chorus of music docs streaming online
DAILY Music  July 29, 2015, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Cable television of the new millennium – Netflix – could finally offset its absurdly long load time by becoming a home to rock docs. Another “Netflix Original,” What Happened, Miss Simone?, has raised a field holler of hosannas for its documentation of folk, jazz, and civil rights activist Nina Simone..."

Netflix Coming to the Wii
Second rate-movies, streaming soon
DAILY Screens  January 13, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...I'm sure by now all you Wii owners have been pushed to the brink of insanity as you watch PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 owners contentedly streaming movies and TV shows via Netflix. Well if you can keep the homicidal thoughts in check until spring you will have a more productive kind of revenge..."

The Rap Against Netflix
"Down With Netflix," up with independent video stores
DAILY Screens  October 28, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Boy, did Netflix have another lousy week. Not only did the company announce Monday that it had lost 800,000 subscribers in the last quarter, but a rapping band of stuffed animals has now devoted a whole song to inspiring insurgency against the company...."

Down With Netflix! Down With Redbox!
Saturday is Independent Video Store Day
DAILY Screens  October 18, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Sure, they're convenient when you're too stoned/tipsy/lazy to get up and go outside very, very busy, but have Netflix or Redbox -- or for that matter Hulu or Vimeo or even freaking Blockbuster Video -- ever given you free beer, like, for free? Thought not...."

A Republic of Indie in a Netflix Nation
How Austin's homegrown video stores are faring against the big red giant
Screens Story  January 16, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...Part of this nationwide trend can be attributed to the unstoppable rise of Netflix, the Los Gatos, Calif.-based DVD subscription service founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph. Launched in 1997, Netflix allows subscribers to rent from its voluminous library of more than 100,000 titles (including the relative handful of films available in the barely popular Blu-ray format) for a flat monthly fee..."

Netflix Brings Luke's Diner to Austin
Gilmore Girls pop-up celebrates TV's return to Stars Hollow
DAILY Screens  October 3, 2016, by Tucker Whatley
"...[image-1] This one-day transformation comes courtesy of Netflix, who are turning four Austin cafes – Vintage Heart Coffee, Summer Moon Coffee Bar, and the Caffe Medici locations in the Austonian and at 800 Congress – as well as many more in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and across the country, into Luke’s Diner, the preferred hangout spot for the titular Gilmore girls. The pop-up event on October 5 marks the 16th anniversary of the series’ original television debut, and is also being used by Netflix to promote their upcoming Gilmore revival, a four-part miniseries set to be released on November 25...."

Netflix Eyes Austin Duo’s Project
Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman developing 'Hemlock Grove'
DAILY Screens  December 12, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Well, this is exciting: Deadline Hollywood reported today that Netflix is thisclose to finalizing a deal with Gaumont International Television to produce a 13-episode series of Hemlock Grove from Austin-based screenwriting partners Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman...."

Harry Knowles, Pedazo Chunk, and the Independent Video Store
Harry on indie video stores
DAILY Screens  January 18, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...Accordingly, we chatted up Dannie Knowles' older-but-not-cooler brother Harry in conjunction with our recent piece on Netflix vs. indie video stores..."

The Luv Doc: Wishy Washy
When a guy asks you if you want to "Netflix and chill," he doesn't really give a damn about the Netflix
Columns  January 21, 2016, by The Luv Doc
"...let me get back with you later when I see what my work/school/mood/whatever is." Then there is the whole thing about what constitutes a date. It's always like, "Hey, you wanna hang out?" Or "Hey, you wanna Netflix and chill?" How about we go on a DATE?!?! Like to a restaurant or a show or a movie? Am I looking for love in all the wrong places?..."

I Like to Watch: Better Things Than Stranger Things
There are other worlds than these
DAILY Screens  July 31, 2016, by Jacob Clifton
"...It’s important to remember that Netflix Originals, going back to House of Cards, are inspired by the algorithm: Netflix’s unfathomably deep wells of data showed that the People of Netflix wanted a dark, snarky, political thriller about garbage human beings, and they provided exactly that...."

Mark Duplass Is a Creep
Found footage gets arty on Netflix
DAILY Screens  July 14, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Is Mark Duplass the busiest man to emerge from the Austin film community? "Er, I don't know," he said. "I never thought of it that way." Yet considering he's wrapping one TV show, shooting another, and his latest film, Creep, debuts on Netflix today, he might want to reconsider...."

Vulcan (Video) Mind Meld
Staking out the store’s new North Loop location
DAILY Screens  May 30, 2014, by Raoul Hernandez
"...With their forever West Campus hub at 29th and Guadalupe relocated to North Loop, I’m now within walking distance. Suck it, Netflix...."

Searching for Once Upon a Time
Why Monument Valley – again part of the Netflix / Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow this summer – is such a magnetic place for me
Screens Story  August 11, 2006, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Netflix, the nation's leading outfit to rent film by mail, is along for the ride this year as the Roadshow's sponsor. Throughout August, the tour will cross the country, having begun on Aug..."

Grappling With GLOW
Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin on the Netflix wrestling drama
DAILY Screens  June 23, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The best pro-wrestlers are actors: They adopt a character and tell a story. For Betty Gilpin, starring in the new Netflix series GLOW was the perfect melding of body slams and emotional beats..."

The Sound of Silence
Home invasion thriller Hush hits Netflix
Screens Story  April 7, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...That conversation became sealed-room thriller Hush, which debuted at SXSW and reaches Netflix on April 8. Maddie (Siegel) is a successful author who lost her hearing as a child..."

Beau Willimon Lays His 'Cards' on the Table
Austin Film Festival presents the showrunner on season two of the hit Netflix series
Screens Story  February 21, 2014, by Aleksander Chan
"...When Beau Willimon's adaptation of the Nineties BBC drama of the same name (which was based on the series of novels by Michael Dobbs) premiered last year with its David Fincher mood lighting, featuring marquee names, and on its exotic-by-comparison network, Netflix, it was dogged by comparisons to Mad Men or The Sopranos as a prestige drama of the streaming video age. That lumping together of Willimon's series with those shows wasn't so much a critical misfire as an honest mistake: In many ways, House of Cards passes the Prestige Drama Sniff Test, but when you consume the show as intended (ahem, "binge"), what you realize you're smelling is pure, unfermented cheese..."

Send a Card for Girlfriend's Day
Director talks Bob Odenkirk's Netflix crime comedy
DAILY Screens  February 21, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...When it comes to crime noir, Netflix's Girlfriend's Day has it all: murder, corporate intrigue, furniture sales, reformed Nazis, new holidays, and the perfect greeting card...."

I Like to Watch: Joe Swanberg Takes It Easy
His new Netflix show finds honesty and openness winning the day
Screens Column  September 29, 2016, by Jacob Clifton
"...We would like to believe that with maturity comes kindness, that there is a way to transmute youthful intensity without mellowing it. Netflix's Easy proves it can be done, and well..."

Stranger Things Blasts Local Synth Quartet Survive Into Orbit
Scoring the Netflix summer hit
Music Story  September 22, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...At the time of the Chronicle's recent cover story on the hardwired homegrown scene (revisit "Electricians," July 1), only those specifically interested in old-school analog electronics – behemoth machines decades removed from the new millennium – had any inkling of the activity teeming in Austin's subterranean scenes. Two weeks later, viral horror/science-fiction Netflix serial Stranger Things permanently altered the trajectory of Survive when two of its members charted on the Billboard 200 with the show's soundtrack...."

17th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Don Hertzfeldt's “World of Tomorrow” caps this mostly nifty program
Film Review  April 1, 2016, by Kimberley Jones
"...Finally, there is the show-capping “World of Tomorrow” (also available currently on Netflix). You can’t accuse us of hometown bias – the Academy already gave Austin animator Don Hertzfeldt its stamp of approval with a 2015 Oscar nom, his second..."

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