South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...The Austin Film Festival has announced this year's recipient of the Distinguished Screenwriter Award: Eric Roth, Oscar winner for Forrest Gump and a nominee for his work on The Insider and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Other credits include Ali, The Good Shepherd, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close; he's currently serving as executive producer of House of Cards, the upcoming Netflix series (based on the 1990 post-Thatcher political-thriller BBC miniseries)...."
"...See, when I moved into a new place in May, I decided to forego a cable subscription. Between Netflix and DVDs, I can keep myself more than occupied, I figured..."
"...As a theatre owner, League will always want films on the big screen. But in Shapiro's view, their future also involves "this combination between Netflix and Hulu and video-on-demand." Every smart distributor realizes that, and so everyone is playing around with new platforms..."
"...Posters for Film Geeks: Steer clear of the obvious (James Dean, À bout de souffle, glow-in-the-dark Nosferatu pop-up posters) unless you plan on being glued to your laptop and Netflix all semester, in which case no one's going to see your room anyway. One of three fine places to find new, exciting, and relevant film-related one-sheets and the like is Alamo Drafthouse offshoot Mondo..."
"...JG: It counts as having a TV, and don't tell me you're not renting Friday Night Lights on Netflix, or The Wire, or any of the HBO shows. It's still television..."
"...Today, we're no longer tied to network schedules. Nor are we even obligated to watch current or exclusively American shows (seven seasons of Trailer Park Boys await on Netflix with no commercial interruption)..."
"...I replaced cable 9 months ago with the cobble-together – Netflix, Hulu Plus, renewed devotion to brick-and-mortars like I Luv Video – and that’s the direction a lot of TV viewers are going in. This week’s On the Media devoted a whole episode to the changing ways we consume TV, with a nod to Richard Linklater’s new foray into the fray...."
"...Now, I go back to The Buddy Holly Story and somehow evidently missed 30 years of Busey. As a filmmaker, my cable got cut off and I was NetFlix'n it for a while, so I missed all this reality TV with Gary on it, constantly."..."
"...Within one summery week though, I realized how goddam burned out I was on reading after having done nothing but for four years. Had college *gasp* ruined my desire to read for pleasure? Would I succumb to lesser pursuits like obsessive Netflix browsing? Half-assed attempts at learning the banjo? Uninspired collaging? Yes, yes, yes, and… well, I actually thought some of those pieces were quite good..."
"...Austin High, which is directed by Alan Deutsch, lit up screens at the 2011 Austin Film Festival. Now renamed 4:20 Austin High, it blazes and lazes its way onto VOD, iTunes, and Netflix on April 20..."
"...Another new feature will parse a network of influences; while most people repin from their friends’ collections, oftentimes, people repin from other users they have no connection to. Additionally, Silbermann and his team are looking into expanding the number of things you can pin, things like videos from Vimeo and Hulu and Netflix..."
"...Are TV Shows Really Better the Third Time You Watch Them on Netflix?..."
"...But this brand of math is more than just that Intro to Calculus class we took in high school. This is the good shit that Netflix will (and did) pay a million dollars for – the kind of calculating that makes us log off Pandora because it's getting a little too good at guessing what else would make our ears happy...."
"...Beef and Pie's late-breaking distro deal is something of a coup, incorporating not only First Run Feature's ten-city theatrical release but also video on-demand through Warner Brothers Home Video/Gravitas. Which means you can watch it in the luxury of your own cockpit via Netflix, the iTunes Store, etc..."
"...The trouble with year-end top ten lists is obvious. There's always films that are inadvertently left out, slip from memory, or haven't yet made it to Austin screens (or Netflix etc.)..."
"...A local merchant of movies and music in Austin for going on three decades, Lokey was distraught last week at having to close Encore. "We have battled the giants of Blockbuster, Hollywood, Netflix, and iTunes," emailed Lokey last Friday (see "Encore Records Closing," Earache! Music blog, Dec..."
"...Which brings us to our personal holiday counter-programming: five films, all on DVD and available via Vulcan Video and I Luv Video (please, no Netflix, people), that cut to the grim heart of the holidays. They're not for your grandmother's eyes, to be sure -- that's what George Lucas made the bizarro-world Star Wars Holiday Special for -- but they're guaranteed to subvert holiday viewing habits in the most disturbing yet entertaining ways imaginable..."
"...“We have battled the giants of Blockbuster, Hollywood, Netflix, and iTunes. We have put in long hours at little or no pay for over 27 years in four different locations..."
"...Beyond Netflix and iTunes: Your Film’s Unique Digital Distribution Strategy (Organized by Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber, Inc)..."
"...Consider: Susan Wallace's aluminum grillwork for the doors at HausBar Farms and Ford House Farm, Chris Levack's shade trellises at Whole Foods Market, Blue Genie Art Industries' rendition of Michael O'Brien's immense relief panels on the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. This isn't work by weekend dabblers; this is the result of much training, much effort, and more hours of industry per day than most people spend watching whatever's in their weekly Netflix queues...."
"...We think the kids' surely impending international fame, along with the fact that Strange Powers is now streaming on Netflix, is a fine reason to revisit Andy Campbell's phone interview with Merritt, conducted shortly before the film opened here in November of last year...."
"...Underseen, underappreciated, and both visually and thematically utterly of its time (see: Mare Winningham's deliriously overcropped 'do, future ER star Anthony Edwards' retro-nerd chic), Miracle Mile is exactly the sort of cinematic popcorn-cultural time capsule that tends to slip through the cracks into Netflix oblivion. Released to middling reviews barely a year before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent dissolution of the Soviet Union, De Jarnatt's minimasterpiece deftly mined that decade's nuclear-tinged nightmares of mutually assured destruction, which at the time infected everything from sappy Sting ballads ("Russians," anyone?) to the sort of uranium-enriched global realpolitik that made the near future so bright that even shades seemed a doubtful buttress against total annihilation..."
"...In these times, enlightened or otherwise, I'd suggest that: 1) it's dead obvious that humor is not a gender-based phenomenon, and 2) we need, as always, all the laughs we can get. And we can get a lot of laughs, thankfully, from all over, from men and women, on a near-constant level – thanks to live performances and film distribution and Netflix and YouTube and so on...."
"...*Distribution platforms like XBox, Netflix, YouTube (that carry The Guild) have a period of exclusivity before the rights revert back to Day...."
"...The recent buzz has been about how brick-and-mortar video-rental chains like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video were crushed by Netflix. (Blockbuster's late-to-the-game attempt at home delivery and streaming trends were just that – late to the game.) Yet their demise is just market correction compared to what happened to the Encyclopaedia Britannica..."
"...As a programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Nilsen brings in the good stuff, often reaching out to fellow cineastes and 35mm collectors to score a 12-reel shot of cinematic intensity so powerful that lives are changed, if not for the better then almost certainly for the, um, freakier. It is a gift fewer and fewer metropolitan moviegoers can lay claim to in this age of me-so-lonely home entertainment hypersystems and those legions of nattering nabobs extolling the virtues of Netflix, Redbox, and Blu-ray onanism...."
"...Exponentially extreme, 2007 documentary Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation streams on Netflix. True crime, meet your kindly grandfather – the one eating your grandchildren..."
"...Either make cable cheap ($10 a month) or make it expensive (like it already is) and cut out 80% of the commercials. I encourage and support the movement to cancel cable service in favor of getting other services with few or no commercials like Netflix and/or just a plain old Internet connection..."
"...From Freakonomics to Jane Austin, everyone and everything was savaged by mash-up walkers this year. It was a triple-aught shell of a year, panic-fired into the great, shambling unknown that is the box office (or home theater), the moviegoing public (or I Luv Vulcan/NetFlix devotees), and filmmaking (on HD) itself..."
"...One year of Netflix..."
"..."We'd been talking about [getting into film distibution] for a while, as a channel for Fantastic Fest and films that get left on the vine, films that we love and the audience loves but for whatever reason don't get picked up for distribution," explains League. But getting into the cutthroat distro market, taking on NetFlix and VOD and a thousand other hazards for what could turn out to be a losing call? (In the U.S., anyway – Four Lions has already blown up, so to speak, the box office in the UK and EU.) Now that's chutzpah...."
"...Allow me a few analogies my generation of film buffs would understand. (For everyone else, take the following two paragraphs as a can't-be-bested Netflix movie list the next time an illness incapacitates you for days.)..."
"...Microbudgeted indie film distribution is going through a flux-y kind of hit-or-miss stage right now, with video-on-demand, Netflix, and the perpetual uncertainty of a festival pickup or random encounter with the ever-mysterious Gods of Chance Distro – Ray mentions Will Ferrell's championing of Jody Hill's microindie The Foot Fist Way as an example of the latter – all attracting and/or recoiling from scads of fresh indie product like boozed-up hipsters at a way-afterhours Vice magazine soiree. The bottom line being, barring Sundance glory or improbable YouTube/Vimeo megahits, it's a helluva time to get your cash-poor, narrative-rich labor of cinematic love seen, much less released...."
"...The Price of Sugar is among the films scheduled at the Austin Fair Trade Film Festival, a May 8 event to be held by Ten Thousand Villages of Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse South. The documentary, which won the South by Southwest 2007 Emerging Visions audience award and is available through Netflix, examines human rights abuses in the Dominican Republic..."
"..."I can't prove it, but I have the feeling that more different people are seeing more different movies than ever before," Ebert writes. "With the explosion of DVD, Netflix, Red Box, and many forms of Video on Demand, virtually all movies are easily available to virtually all North American moviegoers..."
"...10) 'IN THE LOOP' Dark Brit comedy meets even darker Brit reality. Probably not in Tony Blair's Netflix queue. NEAR MISSES..."
"...But clearly, after last year's all-time low, putting on an engaging Emmy Awards show is not the producers' strong suit. Why not take a more nonfiction/documentary-style approach to the presentation? Introduce viewers to the more critically acclaimed work in a way that piques curiosity and drives them to, if not get a cable subscription, check out these series online through Hulu, Netflix, and the myriad other ways to watch TV..."
"...is slated for July 4 starting at noon during festivities at Auditorium Shores, and, yes, they will have snow cones... Producer Paul Jensen and writer/director Robbie Pickering's "Natural Selection" is a semifinalist in the Netflix/Find Your Voice Competition, which awards one of 10 indie filmmakers more than $350,000 to make his or her indie feature..."
"...American viewers will recognize the outstanding and hilarious Dev Patel from his breakthrough performance in Slumdog Millionaire; he is just one of the many impressive actors featured in Skins. If you like your teen dramas edgy, decadent, and fun, head to your nearest indie DVD retailer or your Netflix queue: Season two premiered on a three-disc DVD (BBC Warner, $39.98) on April 14...."
"...Austin filmmaker Duane Graves (The Wild Man of the Navidad) first came to my attention with Up Syndrome, a heartfelt doc about his childhood best pal, who happens to have Down syndrome. At long last it can be found on Netflix starting April 14... PJ Raval and Jay Hodges' doc Trinidad won the jury award at the recent Cleveland International Film Festival....."
"...MD: One of my pet peeves is having to sit through a long video in a museum, which just isn't practical. I have always thought it would be great if they adapted a Netflix-type system...."
"...chronic version of Super Size Me called Super High Me, would, on an $8,000 budget, celebrate the widest "on-paper," as Hyams calls it, single-day opening in the history of the industry. And later, when it came time to check on the residual effect of the film – in this case by using Netflix statistics as a barometer – Super High Me was, in the first days of its release, added to more queues than Four Months, Three Weeks and Two Days (115,000-110,000, if you're keeping score), a traditionally marketed arthouse film which had won, among other honors, Cannes' Palme d'Or...."
"...Sure, you can Netflix the sleaze by mail or troll your local indie vid outlet, but where's the fun in that? The exploitation films of the Seventies and early to mid-Eighties were made to be screened in cruddy little screw holes with bad bulbs and worse clientele or, alternately, beneath the stars, from the back seat, during drive-in coitus, as nature intended...."
"...People are hanging on to their money, with good reason. They aren't spending it, which means businesses aren't getting it – national chain businesses, Internet businesses, and, more importantly, local businesses. Personally, I care a lot more that places like Kerbey Lane, Vulcan Video, and BookPeople stay in business than I do that places like Netflix and Amazon make their profits..."
"...They move to New York and then to Los Angeles. Netflix signs on to distribute The Puffy Chair..."
"...Granted, they come in raggedy packaging, and the ribbon's a little rough on some of them, and a 15-year-old VHS is probably not the best way for me to finally break down and watch Fanny and Alexander, but there's something wonderfully comforting to that familiar sound of tape wheels whirring. Besides, haven't you been feeling a bit guilty about your Netflix subscription when there are nice places like the Movie Store right around the corner? Also: Two York Peppermint Patties for a quarter!..."
"...The Austin-shot Eve of Understanding from writer/director Alyson Shelton and producer Jen Prince will be released on DVD March 25 by Vanguard Cinema. Find it at the usual spots, and add it to your Netflix queue...."
"...In his 2006 book, The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, outlines the emerging virtual economy. Citing sales results from online companies such as Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix, Anderson discovered that given unlimited storage capacity, the profit scale is nearly turned on its head..."
"...At a time when we all might have thought that video rental was becoming passé, taken over by online video streaming and Netflix, the self-described "New York-based information bureau" e-flux presents a joint opening of three such rental locations in Austin, Istanbul, and the Canary Islands. An interesting assortment of apparently unrelated choices, to be sure which is something that might initially be said of the e-flux video rental (EVR) project itself, since its video holdings snowball from city to city as area curators add their favorite and often obscure pieces of video art to the EVR mix..."