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The AggreGAYtor: May 9
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  May 9, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Mississippi rolls forward, HGTV rolls Flip It Forward back, and syphilis crashes on the breakers, as your AggreGAYtor prepares for new Netflix episodes...."

The AggreGAYtor: May 2
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  May 2, 2014, by David Estlund
"...Effing with trans inmates’ hormone treatments is more than a Netflix plot device...."

Letters at 3AM: Musicians of Behavior
Actors are musicians of behavior
Columns  May 2, 2014, by Michael Ventura
"...Now that there's Netflix, Hulu, DVDs, Blu-rays, we can pretend we're not sitting in the dark, but our living rooms and bedrooms are as dark as anywhere, and, in those rare moments when we're honest, we know it. In our bedroom or living room – those intimate spaces where we make and/or ruin our lives – we watch the screen and expose ourselves to the profound notion of our flexible identity..."

Piper Kerman to Speak at CARY Benefit
Memoirist will relay 'the real story' of her year in a women's federal penitentiary
News Story  April 25, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...Kerman will speak about "the real story" of her year in a women's federal penitentiary for a drug trafficking crime she had committed 10 years earlier. Her Orange memoir has since been adapted into a Netflix series that's due to begin its second season in June...."

Same Ballpark, Different Positions
Kevin McDonald explains how the Kids in the Hall have worked together 30 years
Arts Story  April 25, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...So when we did our first big, big tour, it was like 11 years after we started the show, and our audience was young and way bigger than ever. Now because of repeats or YouTube or Netflix or whatever, the audience stays the same age..."

Don't Touch That Dial
ATX Television Fest is back for round three
DAILY Screens  March 28, 2014, by Monica Riese
"..."Each year we strive to surpass [the] previous year's expectations in terms of showcasing programming from fan-favorite and premiere series," they said in a press release. "This year we are excited to add new networks like SundanceTV and BBC America, as well as continuing our partnership with Netflix, to appeal to a wide variety of audiences."..."

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Free on the 14th?
Valentine's is still delicious for us single people
DAILY Food  February 12, 2014, by Andrea Kinnison
"...After a while, forcing yourself to go out because it’s a holiday is kind of tiresome, even if rice balls are involved. (This coming from the woman whose yearly Halloween tradition is eating a McRib and watching The Thing.) I'm not one to be upset about being single on Valentine’s Day, but I will take any excuse to order some fantastic Chicken Tikka Masala from New India and sit in bed with Netflix..."

DVDanger: 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'
John Barrymore's lascivious trip into the heart of his own darkness
DAILY Screens  February 8, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Taking a break from his day job of transfixing music hall audiences with renditions of "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay", he re-enacts the final fugitive hours of Hyde for an audio recording. See, kids, this is what being a horror fan was like before Netflix...."

Trivia Pursuit
Competing in Geek Bowl is no trivial matter
Screens Story  January 24, 2014, by R.U. Steinberg
"...Prep: Rincon says the best preparation is watching a lot of Netflix to connect with the pop culture references. "The kind of questions they ask, they're rarely something you learned in social studies class..."

Mindy Kaling Comes to SXSW
The comedian and showrunner will speak March 9
DAILY Screens  January 21, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...Mindy Kaling, the actress and showrunner behind Fox hit The Mindy Project will speak Sunday, March 9, with Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider about "the competitive landscape brought on [by] the emergence of digital players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, evolving audience expectations and the opportunity for women in television to leverage these changes," according to a South by Southwest press release. Kaling got her start in the industry as The Office's Kelly Kapoor...."

Deconstructing 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'
… the day after Christmas
DAILY Screens  December 26, 2013, by Brandon Engel
"...Judge for yourself though! There have been several reissues and releases in recent years, and if you haven’t seen the film in a while, it bears revisiting. A brand new 20th anniversary Blu-ray recently hit the market, and you can also stream the film in its entirety through sites like DirectTV and Netflix...."

A House DVD'd
Criterion and Rooster Teeth give you something worth wishing for
Screens Story  December 20, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Is your Xbox One hooked up yet? Can you find your Wiimote? What's the damn password to your (let's be honest) shared Netflix account again? Why is that movie only showing at the cineplex the furthest from your house?..."

Golden Globe Award Nominations: Best Original Song
Five nominees might get you off Netflix and into theatres
DAILY Music  December 12, 2013, by Abby Johnston
"...The Golden Globe Awards announced its nominees today, and my eyes are fixed on the Best Original Song category. It’s a narrowed-lens look into the year in films, and for someone whose idea of a night at the movies usually means Netflix on the couch, it’s a glimpse outside of my cinematic bunker...."

Film Flam
Casting news, a local adaptation, and more
DAILY Screens  November 23, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Under the banner of ShineBox SMC, Michener Center for Writers alumni Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman are taking on the work of one of their brethren – Philipp Meyer's The Son – for a limited series adaptation. Meanwhile, Hemlock Grove is filming its second season for Netflix, and Shinebox got the rights to Michener alumna Domenica Ruta's memoir as well...."

Hulk Will Smash at Wizard World
Marvel to premiere "Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United" in Austin
DAILY Screens  November 20, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...In between ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming multiple Defenders miniseries for NetFlix, there's a lot of talk these days about Marvel on the small screen, but Marvel Animation has been crushing it on cable and DVD for years..."

News Ticker: November 6
All the news that's fit to blog
DAILY News  November 6, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...• The Dish Network announced today that they will be closing their remaining 300 Blockbuster stores, including three in the Austin area. That's sad news for movie lovers who will now have to resort to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, HBO Go, YouTube, illegal downloading sites, or Redbox to rewatch Biodome..."

The AggreGAYtor: November 4
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  November 4, 2013
"...Just let’s skip Ender’s Game already. Is Hocus Pocus on Netflix?..."

Growing Pains
Emily Hagins became a household Austin name for her work as a teen director, but what happens when that novelty wears off?
Screens Story  November 1, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...The production value is high, the script is more complex, and the crew featured a mix of Hagins' friends and professional Austin film talent who signed on for the project. The film premiered at South by Southwest in 2011, and it lives on in the vast streaming catalog of Netflix Instant..."

Film Flam
From Madonna to the sofa, we've got your film news
DAILY Screens  October 15, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...• Last DH note, we swear: Five recent Drafthouse Films releases are now available for streaming on Netflix Instant: A Band Called Death, Graceland, Pietà, Wake in Fright, and Wrong. Ladies and gentlemen, start your queues...."

A Few Good Men
The Georgetown Palace production isn't always effective, but it gets at the continued relevance of Aaron Sorkin's script
Arts Review  August 30, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...Nonetheless, A Few Good Men remains a brilliant – and relevant – script, one of a handful of contemporary pieces to claim a place in the canon. It's always valuable to recognize just how timely it remains, and that's more effective in a live performance than in re-watching a two-decades-old film on Netflix..."

Music Review  June 28, 2013, by Austin Powell
"...Before divorce, there's just decay: cold stares, silent dinners, Netflix evenings. Overseas – the debut collaboration between Austin's Will Johnson (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel), David Bazan (Pedro the Lion/Headphones), and the Kadane brothers (Bedhead/the New Year) – isn't an explicit concept album about the stages of separation, but it doesn't stray far from the subject, either..."

Food Issue: Not Your Average TV Dinner
10 summer TV favorites and what to eat while watching them
DAILY Chronolog  June 13, 2013, by Candice Gallion
"...1) Arrested Development (premiered May 26): Grab yourself a frozen banana and more specifically the "GOB" at Bananarchy before binge watching the whole fourth season on Netflix. The Bananarchy site boasts "a celebration of everything revolutionary, irreverent, Arrested Development-al, and excessive..."

The Food Issue: Moonage Daydream
Baked goods + Austin Psych Fest = cookie monster
DAILY Music  June 13, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...We were paralyzed to her couch all weekend. Was that the same Saturday we started streaming Netflix? I recall Blade Runner through the haze...."

DVD Watch: 'Snitch'
Director Ric Roman Waugh makes The Rock into an everyman
DAILY Screens  June 11, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...House of Cards (Sony) The Netflix original that was actually a remake...."

Play It Again, Sam
ATX TV Fest founders are back for round two
Screens Story  June 7, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...That's a change the ATX pair are trying to reflect in their programming. (See "Pilot Light.") McFarland said, "Our favorite thing is when someone says to us, 'Well, I don't watch TV, but I just watched the entire series of The Sopranos on Netflix.' They don't quite understand that is watching TV..."

DVD Watch: 'Wilfred'
Original mangy mutt hits shelves today
DAILY Screens  June 4, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...If you've been spending any time on Netflix recently (and we can imagine you have), you might've seen ads around with this pup's mug advertising for a series called Wilfred starring Elijah Wood; that reboot's second season premieres June 20. But today, you can own the original Australian tails … er, tales … on DVD (Shout! Factory, 4-disc set, $29.93)...."

Moontower, Day 2: Dana Carvey
The 'SNL' star gave the Paramount crowd what they came for
DAILY Arts  April 26, 2013, by Dan Solomon
"...Carvey’s been insightful, and devastatingly hilarious, in the past – his 1995 HBO special is proof of that – but that sort of enthusiasm for the artform wasn’t on display at the Paramount. Instead, he simple delivered old jokes, old impressions, and old characters in a way that catered fairly directly to the audiences who’d binged on early Nineties Saturday Night Live episodes on Netflix, recalled the Church Lady fondly, and still can’t think of the first President Bush without hearing the words “wouldn’t be prudent” in their heads..."

What the Hell Is Google Fiber, Anyway?
A quick primer on the service everyone's talking about
DAILY Screens  April 8, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Fiber TV boasts all of the standard favorite channels – from C-SPAN and Cartoon Network to the Longhorn Network and Lifetime. (That said, it's a little light on the premium channels: no AMC, no HBO, no Sundance, no IFC – at least, not yet.) It also includes integration with DVR, video on demand, and online streaming services such as Netflix...."

Ryan Gosling and 'Arrested Development' Reincarnate the Trailer Park
The SXSW staple blog returns with Richard Linklater and more
DAILY Screens  April 5, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...But the long-awaited fourth season of the cult favorite comedy starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, and co. returns to small screens thanks to Netflix on May 26..."

Somebody Up There Likes Bob Byington
The writer-director talks about his fifth feature
Screens Story  April 5, 2013, by Shawn Badgley
"...That model has vanished. I think what you're asking is: Does that create, then, a certain sense of these movies coming and going as quickly as the razor in my shower? [Consider] the difference between seeing a movie at the repertory theatre where I went to college, the student union, and streaming a movie on Netflix or iTunes..."

'Mad Men' Hits the Books
Half Price Books compiles 21 books from the AMC hit
DAILY Books  April 4, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...You've got what they're wearing, you know what they're drinking, but what you might've missed is what everyone on the show is reading. While you're busy rewatching the first five seasons on Netflix in preparation for the big premiere, keep an eye out for some of the books the characters have tucked in their offices, on their night stands, and, yes, in their hands at the bar...."

'Don't Let It Get Weird'
SXSW Comedy bits: Maron offends Franco, Adomian in your face
DAILY Arts  March 11, 2013, by Russ Espinoza
"...What in god’s name am I talking about? Watch the show. Season one is dangling from the vine on Netflix...."

'What Doesn't Kill Us Makes Us Bitter'
Chuck Lorre and Neil Gaiman discuss TV, books, and more
DAILY SXSW  March 10, 2013, by Ashley Moreno
"...“I really do. But the more interesting thing for me is that regardless of the genre, or how many cameras you use, if it’s a single-camera comedy or if it’s a four-camera comedy, if it’s on Netflix or CBS – you’re telling a story..."

You Got Your Interwebs in My Idiot Tube
Studying WWE's playbook for social TV domination
Screens Story  March 8, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...The only problem for broadcasters is that they are never in control: Like Nielsen ratings, that's up to the audience. While Netflix used its own Twitter feed to promote its original political drama House of Cards, Deering Davis said, "The reason I decided to actually watch was because it felt like everyone I follow on Twitter watched it and loved it..."

Texas Stars Twinkle on the Small Screen
Television used to be where actors were put out to pasture; for these Texas Film Hall of Fame honorees, it's tall cotton.
Screens Story  March 1, 2013, by Melanie Haupt
"...Which brings us to Robin Wright, who co-stars on the Netflix exclusive series House of Cards as Claire Underwood, the icy, origami-crane-folding, nonprofit head moonlighting as Lady Macbeth. The series, a political drama co-starring Kevin Spacey as a scheming Southern Democrat bent on seeking revenge on those who passed him over for Secretary of State, represents a new frontier for television..."

Thanks for the Memories
'Chronicle' staff past and present on 20 years of covering SXSW Film
Screens Story  March 1, 2013, by The Screens Staff
"...I had a lot of access to the stories of people who were brave enough to share their lives. I watched a lot of movies I probably would never have otherwise seen, even streaming on Netflix, which is where I get my stuff these days..."

The AggreGAYtor: January 18
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  January 18, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...• Thank goodness that Republican congressmen have no complaint about raising the debt ceiling. I would hate for all those lawyers who are defending DOMA to have to give up Netflix...."

Texas Film Hall of Fame 2013 Goes Extra-Terrestrial
Elliott, Buttercup, Ma Kent, and Ned. Ned! join roster
DAILY Screens  January 15, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Robin Wright: Forever in many hearts Princess Buttercup from The Princess Bride, the SAG and Golden Globe-nominated Dallas native has had a busy couple of years recently, with roles in the David Fincher version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Conspirator and Rampart, plus a return to the Fincher fold in the eagerly anticipated Netflix adaptation of British political drama House of Cards...."

Film Flam
Aisha Tyler emcees SXSW Interactive Awards, and more
DAILY Screens  January 10, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Yesterday the Internet saw the debut of the first trailer for Hemlock Grove, the new miniseries from Michener Center for Writers alums (and Film Flam pallies) Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman. The Netflix-original series, which debuts in April, is based on McGreevy’s 2011 novel Hemlock Grove; the Chronicle spoke with McGreevy about the book and miniseries back in April of 2012...."

The Luv Doc: New Year's Eve Letdown
The problem with New Year’s is that everyone expects something special to happen.
Columns  December 28, 2012, by The Luv Doc
"...That’s probably a good thing because all the un-mined potential of human existence – both in ourselves and in the world around us – can be quite a burden. Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you should seize the day – instead of say, lounging around in your sweat pants doing bong hits and watching Workaholics episodes on Netflix..."

NRA: Don't Blame Guns, Blame Kung Lao
Gun boosters break Sandy Hook silence and attack movies
DAILY News  December 21, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Seriously, next time the hard right wants Grandpa LaPierre venting on their behalf, get him a Netflix subscription or sign him up for GameFly. Something..."

Other Notable Film Books
New collections from critics David Thomson and David Denby, Richard Burton's candid journaling, and more
Screens Story  November 23, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Sure, you could just rely on Amazon or Netflix to crunch some numbers and cough up recommendations for you, but wouldn't you prefer the human touch? Local author Scott Von Doviak goes old-school by breaking down discrete elements of The Terminator – tech noir, evil cyborgs, time travel – and suggesting related further viewing, from Robot Holocaust to La Jetée...."

Outbox: The Death of Snail Mail?
Local company turns your physical mailbox into an inbox
DAILY Screens  November 16, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...Anything you want the physical copies of are delivered to your doorstep like a package. They say that Netflix DVDs and packages will be "wrapped up securely" (whatever that means) and put directly on your doorstep or left at the office of your apartment complex..."

No Hollywood Fluff, Please – We're Polish
Cinema tackles the tumult of history at the Austin Polish Film Festival
Screens Story  November 2, 2012, by Anne S. Lewis
"...Or, let me. Having just watched the last screener for the seventh annual Austin Polish Film Festival (my second festival preview on these pages), I'm a fan; I now actually troll Netflix for Polskie films – in between festivals..."

How I Got Hitched
A twentysomething sees his first Hitchcock, and he likes what he sees
DAILY Screens  October 18, 2012, by Aleksander Chan
"...So as many have done with their Netflix subscriptions and a weekend, I binged: a double feature of North by Northwest and Rear Window, two of the auteur’s most storied works. The process incurred a small, personal miracle: I did not become restless..."

The AggreGAYtor: October 2
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
DAILY Qmmunity  October 2, 2012, by Brandon Watson
"... His work was pivotal to people of color, labor, and the LBGTQIA community. If you have Netflix, 2003 documentary Brother Outsider is available on instant view..."

DVD Watch
'Adventures in Plymptoons!'
DAILY Screens  October 2, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...Now available on Netflix streaming is the Kickstarter funded and film festival buzzed Indie Game: The Movie (Blinkworks). If you can make a documentary about independent game developers emotionally engaging to the nongaming world you’ve obviously done something very right...."

Agnes & Alfred: A Relationship Forged in Fire
Steve Moore and Carlos Treviño's Physical Plant Theatre Returns
DAILY Chronolog  September 24, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...A lot of companies in town – in every town, I imagine – do settle for that. And they keep re-heating the same old chestnuts, doing plays that you can usually see a better cinematic version of on Netflix, and it's … it's fucking boring, isn't it?..."

Consider 'The Source': Crisis Pregnancy Center Transforms Into Women's Health Program Provider
If Planned Parenthood's out, are CPCs in?
DAILY News  September 21, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"..."Let's just talk business," she said, and forget about politics and abortion. If she were the head of Blockbuster, she said, and Netflix arrived on the scene, the question would be, "how do we make our business model sustainable?"..."

Watching on the Web
Famous names like Seinfeld & Hanks ride the web series wave
DAILY Screens  September 19, 2012, by Aleksander Chan
"...But perhaps in response to Netflix readying the launch of its own original series (and Arrested Development's second coming), some famous people and ambitious platforms have thrown real money at producing for the web. We've rounded up some notable efforts...."

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