• ‘Downsizing’ at UltraViolet?

    As studio home entertainment divisions trumpet the Disney-spawned and re-jiggered Movies Anywhere, Paramount Pictures and Lionsgate remain on the sidelines. Paramount recently announced the digital (March 6) and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc (March 20) street dates for the comedy Downsizing, starring Oscar-winners Matt Damon and director Alexander Payne. Notable to the packaged-media release: cloud-based … Continue reading “‘Downsizing’ at UltraViolet?”

  • Netflix Blows Lid Off Hollywood’s Female Age Ceiling

    Hollywood’s age cap on conventional female attractiveness has always been unfairly low when compared to male actors. Netflix appears to be disrupting this industry norm as well. It just launched a 13-episode reboot of Norman Lear’s long-running 70s-80s sitcom, “One Day at a Time,” co-starring 87-year-old Rita Moreno as an “old-school” Cuban-born mom who hardly … Continue reading “Netflix Blows Lid Off Hollywood’s Female Age Ceiling”

  • It’s a Netflix World

    NEWS ANALYSIS – Netflix hit another fiscal home run Jan. 22, reporting record 8.3 million subscriber growth in its most-recent financial period. The SVOD pioneer now has more than 117 million subscribers globally. And it’s growing, with no end in sight. The company forecasting 6.4 million new subs in the first quarter, ending March 31. … Continue reading “It’s a Netflix World”