HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ on Disc June 2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the HBO limited series Watchmen on Blu-ray Disc and DVD June 2. All nine episodes are already available for purchase through digital retailers.

The series is a sequel to the 1986 comic book by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, which examined the effect that costumed vigilante “superheroes” would have on an alternate reality. HBO’s continuation is not related to the 2009 film adaptation of the comic book.

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The follow-up, from executive producer Damon Lindelof, centers on a conspiracy involving racial tensions in Tulsa, Okla. The cast includes Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Hong Chau, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Andrew Howard, Jacob Ming-Trent, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Louis Gossett Jr. and Jeremy Irons.

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The home video edition offers more than 90 minutes of bonus content, including the featurettes “Watchmen: Unmasked,” “Watchmen: Masked and Dangerous,” “Becoming Sister Night,” “Watchmen: Alternate History,” “It’s Raining Squids,” “Squid Shelter with Tim Blake Nelson,” “Andrij Parekh on Directing,” “Sadiqua Bynum runs, jumps and falls for Sister Night,” “Glimpses – The Visual Effects of Watchmen” and “Anatomy of a Fight Scene,” plus a Rorschach featurette; footage from the 2019 New York Comic Con; the first-season trailer; character trailers for Sister Night, Blond Man and Looking Glass; and notes from the Watchmen graphic novel artist Dave Gibbons.

Extras exclusive to the Blu-ray and DVD versions include the featurettes “Hooded Justice” and “The Colossal King — Adrian Veidt.” The Blu-ray also includes a digital copy of the show.

 

WarnerMedia Pivots HBO Content From Cable to Streaming

WarnerMedia Entertainment is making significant strategic adjustments ahead of the launch of HBO Max this May, diverting resources from its cable networks and investing instead in a rapidly growing number of HBO Max original commissions.

That, according to new data from Ampere Analysis.

By the fourth quarter 2019, streaming commissions represented 73% of WarnerMedia’s new TV projects compared to 25% from its cable networks, down from over 90% in Q4 2018.

The rapid change illustrates the relegation of cable networks behind the strategically important streaming services. Streaming has grown from 7% of commissions in Q4 2018 to 73% in Q4 2019.

“Warner’s pivot towards an increasingly HBO Max-first approach to commissioning is not only apparent in the number of new projects in development, but also in the types of content being commissioned,” analyst Fred Black wrote in a note.

Black said Warner’s cable properties commissioned only four Sci-Fi & Fantasy titles in 2019, all at HBO, while its streaming properties greenlit 12 titles.

“This is the clearest sign yet that the home of ‘Game of Thrones’ will in the future play second fiddle to HBO Max when it comes to some of Warner’s highest-profile genre commissions,” Black said.

WarnerMedia Entertainment is the third-largest commissioner of new content titles among domestic cable groups, behind only Discovery and ViacomCBS, according to Ampere.

Ampere said Warner’s cable properties remained a top-five U.S. cable network commissioner in each quarter of 2019. However, during the year, the number of cable commissions declined each quarter as activity was ramped up at HBO Max. Cable commissions were down 37% in Q4 2019 versus Q4 2018.

Meanwhile, commissioning activity for Warner’s streaming channels (HBO Max and DC Universe) matched its cable networks for the first time in August 2019 – at four apiece. Overall, Warner is investing heavily in content. The company made more than double the number of commissions in Q4 2019 (63 titles) as it did in Q4 2018 (29 titles).

The company was the largest cable commissioner of scripted comedy and second largest cable commissioner of documentaries in 2019.

 

HBO’s ‘Righteous Gemstones’ on DVD April 14

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release The Righteous Gemstones: The Complete First Season on DVD April 14. The season is already available through digital retailers.

The HBO comedy series focuses on the Gemstones, a celebrity televangelist family behind a popular megachurch that is also a major money-making enterprise. Danny McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest of three grown Gemstone children, who sees himself as a maverick in the ministry game but, as the series begins, receives a blackmail video that could put his reputation at risk.

Getting caught up in the hunt for the blackmail culprits are Jesse’s sister Judy (Edi Patterson), who is secretly “living in sin” with her fiancé and dreams of escaping the Gemstone compound, and Jesse’s youngest sibling Kelvin (Adam Devine), a pseudo-hipster who always finds a way to get under his brother’s skin. Meanwhile, Eli (John Goodman), the family’s patriarch finds himself in a point of crisis as he mourns the loss of his wife and questions whether the Gemstones are still serving a higher power as they aggressively expand their empire.

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The cast also includes Cassidy Freeman, Walton Goggins, Dermot Mulroney and Jennifer Nettles.

The two-DVD set includes all nine episodes from the first season, plus an “Invitation to the Set” featurette.

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SVOD Launch Costs Lower HBO Operating Profit

With WarnerMedia readying the May debut of HBO Max, launch-related costs around the high-profile over-the-top video platform contributed to a 23% drop in fourth-quarter (ended Dec. 31, 2019) operating income for HBO.

Operating expenses increased more than 16% in the quarter to $1.2 billion, from $1 billion in the year-ago period. For the year, costs skyrocketed nearly 97% to $4.4 billion, from $2.3 billion.

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The premium channel saw Q4 operational profit of $481 million, compared with operating income of $622 million in the previous-year period. For the fiscal year, operating income increased 72% to $2.3 billion from $1.3 billion in 2018.

HBO consists of premium pay-TV and OTT services domestically and premium pay, basic tier television and OTT services internationally, as well as content licensing and home entertainment.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season topped the NPD VideoScan First Alert chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc Unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Dec. 7, 2019. The boxed set was released Dec. 3.

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Blu-ray Disc versions of the final “Game of Thrones” season accounted for 53% of the title’s total unit sales in its first week, while the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray accounted for 10% of its total.

 

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ Tops Both TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “Sex Education” attracted the most audience interest on both TV Time charts for the week ended Jan. 19, topping both the Shows on the Rise and Binge Report lists.

Season 2 of the British dramedy, which follows a teen who offers sex advice to his peers, debuted Jan. 17.

Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie,” starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, came in at No. 2 on the rising show chart and No. 3 on the binge list. The sixth season of the series hit screens Jan. 15.

Netflix’s psychological thriller series “You,” season two of which hit screens Dec. 26, slipped to No. 2 on the binge chart after topping it for two weeks.

Meanwhile, HBO’s “The Outsider,” which debuted Jan. 12, took the bronze on the rising show chart. It’s based on the Stephen King novel and follows a police murder investigation that confronts the supernatural.

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TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Jan. 19 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Sex Education” (Netflix) — 15.67%
  2. “You” (Netflix) — 3.78%
  3. “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) — 2.14%
  4. “Titans” (DC Universe) — 2.06%
  5. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.85%
  6. “Friends” (NBC) — 1.79%
  7. “The Witcher” (Netflix) — 1.23%
  8. “Anne With an E” (CBC) — 1.03%
  9. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW) — 1.03%
  10. “Spinning Out” (Netflix) — 1.01%

 

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Jan. 19 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Sex Education” (Netflix) — 98.1%
  2. “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix) — 94.6%
  3. “The Outsider” (HBO) — 77%
  4. “Legacies” (The CW) — 64.5%
  5. “Arrow” (The CW) — 57.4%
  6. “This Is Us” (NBC) — 55.3%
  7. “The Good Doctor” (ABC) — 48.6%
  8. “New Amsterdam” (NBC) — 48.5%
  9. “The Circle” (Netflix) — 45.9%
  10. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 34.9%

HBO Max Announces Animated ‘Aquaman,’ Wolfgang Puck and Adam McKay Series, Deal With Steven Soderbergh

HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer service debuting in spring 2020, announced a smattering of content deals during the studio’s Television Critics Association day.

The service has greenlighted the three-part animated miniseries Aquaman: King of Atlantis that will be executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman and the upcoming Malignant) through his Atomic Monster production company. Based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris, each of the standalone episodes will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as protector of the deep.

“This DC property is a fan favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, in a statement. “On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain AquamanKing of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.”

At the same event WarnerMedia announced that filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has signed a three-year deal to develop content for both HBO Max and HBO, which shall be exclusive in all forms of television and a first-look for features. Soderbergh’s first project with HBO Max is the previously announced feature Let Them All Talk, starring Meryl Streep, Candice BergenDianne Wiest, Lucas Hedges and Gemma Chan. It’s the story of a celebrated author (Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. The film will launch on HBO Max in 2020.

“This arrangement grew out of talks Michael Sugar and I were having with Sarah Aubrey during the negotiations for Let Them All Talk, and there were four things tractor-beaming me toward this deal: One, I have a history with both HBO and Warner Bros.; two, my definition of a good product, a good process, and a good working culture is shared by the WarnerMedia family; three, the wide range of potential outlets aligns with my range of interests, and four: I get to witness and participate in the building of something new at a very large scale. Oh, and there is a financial aspect, so that’s probably five,” said Soderbergh.

“Steven is a groundbreaking filmmaker who not only tells unique, irresistible stories, but is also a master of so many genres,” said Aubrey. “In many ways, he is the anti-algorithm constantly surprising, never predictable and his career is living proof that one gifted filmmaker can impact our culture again and again. I can’t wait for the projects that we’re working on together to premiere on HBO Max.”

“From Behind the Candelabra, to The Knick and Mosaic, we know first-hand that Steven Soderbergh’s creative genius knows no bounds,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming.  “An indefatigable innovator, we couldn’t be more excited to continue our relationship with Steven and provide a home for his future projects.”

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The service has also ordered eight episodes of “The Event,” an unscripted documentary series featuring a look behind the scenes of events created by Wolfgang Puck Catering and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck.

“Wolfgang is one of the most accomplished chefs of our time and for decades has been the go-to restaurateur and caterer for the biggest names and events in Hollywood and across the country,”said Kevin Reilly, chief content officer of HBO Max, and president of TNT, TBS and TruTV. “This series will usher viewers into a world of opulence and luxury and showcase the unpredictable challenges he and his team encounter while executing the biggest and most exclusive A-list events we all wish we were invited to.”

“We are really excited to share a behind the scenes look at planning our most creative and complicated events with HBO Max subscribers,” said Puck.

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In addition, HBO Max has greenlit writer-director Adam McKay’s “The Uninhabitable Earth,” an anthology series inspired by David Wallace-Wells’  best-selling book and New York Magazine article of the same name. It will be comprised of stand-alone fictional stories covering a wide range of genres and possible futures that could result from the rapid warming of our planet. McKay (The Big Short), who recently closed a five-year, overall television deal with HBO and HBO Max, is attached to write and direct the first episode.

“Adam is one of the rare artists who can deliver a pointed, impactful message in a piece of great entertainment,” said Reilly. “I can’t wait to see what he does with this material, as there is no timelier and more relevant message than a wake-up call on climate change and the growing impact on our lives.”

“I’ve been chomping at the bit to get this show going. I’m very happy that HBO Max stepped up and made the commitment. There’s obviously no subject as vast and daunting,” said McKay.

 

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Leads Golden Globes as Traditional Studios Dominate Film Categories, Streamers Take a Handful of TV Trophies

Traditional studios led the way in the film categories, while streamers and Pay-TV networks divvied up the TV categories at the 77th Annual Golden Globes ceremony Jan. 5 in a ceremony held in Los Angeles and broadcast on NBC.

The Golden Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are seen as one of the bigger precursors to the Academy Awards.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won three Globes, including Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino, and Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt. The film is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and digitally from Sony Pictures.

Best Motion Picture — Drama went to Universal Pictures’ World War I film 1917, which was recently released in theaters. The film also won Best Director for Sam Mendes.

South Korea’s Parasite won Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language. Universal Pictures will release the film digitally Jan. 14, and on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 28.

Best Motion Picture — Animated went to Fox’s Missing Link, now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital.

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Warner’s Joker won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir. The film, a dark imagining of the origin of the DC Comics Batman villain, is available now digitally, and on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Jan. 7.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama went to Renee Zellweger for playing Judy Garland in Judy, which is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and digitally from Lionsgate.

A24’s The Farewell, on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from Lionsgate, won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for Awkwafina.

Taron Egerton won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for playing Elton John in Rocketman. The film also won Best Original Song for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Rocketman is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and digitally.

Netflix did find some love in one movie category, as Marriage Story won Best Supporting Actress for Laura Dern.

Netflix also won in the TV categories with the third season of “The Crown,” as Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama after taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II from Claire Foy, who had previously won for the role in the category during the show’s first season.

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HBO programming won four awards, with “Succession” taking two, winning Best Television Series — Drama for its just concluded its second season, and Brian Cox for Best Actor in a TV Series. The miniseries Chernobyl won Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, with Stellan Skarsgard taking the trophy for best performance by a supporting actor on television.

Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag” repeated its Emmy success, taking Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy for creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Hulu series took a couple of trophies as well, with Ramy Youssef of “Ramy” winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy, and Patricia Arquette of “The Act” taking the award for best supporting actress on television.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television went to Russell Crowe for Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, on DVD from Paramount and CBS.

FX’s Fosse/Verdon won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Michelle Williams, following her Emmy win for the role.

Several presenters and winners took a moment to call attention to the devastating bush fires in Australia. But aside from a smattering of more pointed comments throughout the night, honorees largely avoided the kind of blatant politicizing these kinds of awards ceremonies are often criticized for. Host Ricky Gervais began the event by calling out Hollywood hypocrisy in his opening monologue.

“Apple rolled into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” Gervais said to a smattering of shocked laughter. “You say you’re woke but the companies you work for, I mean unbelievable, Apple, Amazon, Disney, if ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent. Wouldn’t you?”

“So if you do win an award tonight, don’t use this as a platform to make a political speech right, you’re in no position to lecture the public about anything,” Gervais continued. “You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, all right, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent, and your god, and f**k off, OK.”

 

Ex-HBO Boss Inks 5-Year Apple TV+ Production Deal

In a move to jumpstart its branded subscription streaming video service, Apple has reportedly signed a five-year production deal with Richard Plepler, former CEO of HBO.

Under the deal ironed out by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s joint heads of video, Plepler’s company, Eden Productions, will create original series, movies and documentaries for Apple TV+. The $4.99 service launched Nov. 2, 2019, with fewer than a dozen original programs.

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“I’m excited to work with Zack, Jamie and the standout team at Apple who have been deeply supportive of my vision for Eden from day one,” Plepler said in a statement. “The shows that Zack and Jamie produced, ‘The Crown’ and ‘Breaking Bad,’ are among those I most admired. Apple is one of the most creative companies in the world, and the perfect home for my new production company and next chapter.”

Plepler, who helped launched subscription streaming video platform HBO Now in 2015, ran HBO for 28 years — a career that saw the premium channel produce myriad high-profile shows, including “The Wire,” “The Sopranos,” “True Detective,” “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley,” “Oz,” “Sharp Objects,” “Westworld,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Big Love,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Sex and the City,” “Veep,” “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” “Chernobyl,” “Band of Brothers,” “Barry” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” among others.

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Plepler stepped down from his position shortly after AT&T closed its acquisition of Time Warner, creating WarnerMedia, headed by John Stankey.

Warner Releasing HBO Docs on Disc, Digital

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing four titles from HBO’s documentary film library for purchase on digital. From true crime to social justice exposés, the newly available offerings will be sold separately in both high and standard definition formats.

Titles include True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality, available Jan. 21 for $12.99 SRP/HD and $9.99 SRP/SD ($14.99 SRP/HD and $12.99 SRP/SD in Canada); I Love You, Now Die, available Jan. 7 for $19.99 SRP/HD and SD ($24.99 SRP HD and SD in Canada); Who Killed Garrett Phillips?, available Jan. 20 for $19.99 SRP/HD and SD ($24.99 SRP/HD and SD in Canada) and, Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America, available Feb. 10 for $12.99 SRP/HD and $9.99 SRP/SD ($14.99 SRP/HD and $12.99 SRP/SD in Canada).

All titles are available from various retailers, including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Microsoft and others.

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True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality will be available on DVD courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The DVD includes all the same content on the digital release and is also arriving Jan. 21, 2020. Warner Archive DVD releases are found at wb.com/warnerarchive.

The release of True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality on digital and DVD is timed to the feature film release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Just Mercy,” a new drama based on a memoir written by Bryan Stevenson, which stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.

“We are pleased to offer these four remarkable films, which explore important issues in enlightening and entertaining ways,” Rosemary Markson, SVP of TV marketing, said in a statement.

From Emmy winners Peter, George and Teddy Kunhardt (King in the Wilderness, John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls), this feature documentary follows Bryan Stevenson – lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative — through his experiences as a capital defense attorney and advocate for community-based reform.

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As a young lawyer in the 1980s, Stevenson witnessed firsthand how courts unfairly applied the death penalty based on race and the Supreme Court ultimately declared that racial bias in the administration of the death penalty was “inevitable.”

The film interweaves watershed moments from Stevenson’s cases with insights from his clients, colleagues and members of his family and focuses on Stevenson’s life and career — particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal-justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration.

An intimate portrait of a remarkable man, the film chronicles Stevenson’s work in Alabama, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and home to the Equal Justice Initiative, as well as the early influences that drove him to become an advocate for the poor and the incarcerated. The film follows his struggle to create greater fairness in the system and shows how racial injustice emerged, evolved and continues to threaten the country, and challenges viewers to confront it.

I Love You, Now Die (Available Jan. 7 on digital): Directed by Erin Lee Carr (At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, Mommy Dead and Dearest), “I Love You, Now Die” is a two-part documentary about the recent texting suicide case that captured national interest, raising difficult questions about technology, mental health, and whether or not one teenager can be held responsible for the suicide of another.

In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy committed suicide in his truck at a parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Police later discovered a series of text messages in which his girlfriend, 17-year-old Michelle Carter seemed to encourage him to kill himself, an unearthing that sparked a controversial case that had the potential to redefine accountability in the digital age.

The two-part film unpacks that complicated relationship between Carter and Roy, utilizing some of the thousands of texts they exchanged over two years as a record in real time of their courtship and its tragic consequences.

Featuring unprecedented access to the families, friends, and communities that were forever changed by this unusual case, I Love You, Now Die explores the changing nature of the justice system at the hands of technology, following a story “that has wider implications for society at large, online and IRL.”

Who Killed Garrett Phillips? (Available Jan. 20 on Digital): From Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), Who Killed Garrett Phillips? examines the 2011 murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips and subsequent trial of Clarkson University soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary, a black man living in the mostly-white town of Potsdam, New York, who was charged with second-degree murder.

The two-part documentary chronicles the five years following the murder, as Garrett’s family and community relentlessly seek justice for Garrett, and as Nick, who maintains his innocence, fights to clear his name and take back control of his life while raising five children.

Through exclusive interviews with investigators, lawyers and Hillary himself, along with extensive police and video recordings, Who Killed Garrett Phillips? is a true-crime documentary that takes on issues of racial fairness in law enforcement, while trying to uncover the truth behind both the horrific murder of a young boy that traumatized a town and the vilification of a black man who was swept up in a dogged quest for justice.

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America offers a look at the varied ways Americans are choosing to celebrate life as it comes to an end. With attitudes about death and end-of-life choices rapidly changing, 2018 saw the first time more Americans chose cremation over more expensive burials, disrupting the $16 billion a year funeral industry.

As the baby boomer generation approaches death, more and more are rethinking the way end of life is recognized and are deciding to take control of what will happen when they die.

Alternate Endings tells six stories of people nearing death, as well as family members of the recently deceased, who have chosen non-traditional burial options, from celebrations of life and living wakes to green burials, space burials and more.

The film explores what it means to be near death, either from age or terminal illness, and captures that healing power of honoring, giving thanks and staying true to loved ones who have passed away.

Report: Netflix Has 33 of IMDb’s Top 250 Movies, Beating Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and HBO

Netflix’s foray into original feature-length movies has often been overshadowed by the company’s disdain for the traditional theatrical window — a stance that has left hundreds of millions of dollars in box office revenue on the table and generated resentment from exhibitors and industry traditionalists.

While Netflix’s original TV series dominant industry awards, the quality of its movies remains subjective, according to observers such as KilltheCableBill.com, which set out to determine how the SVOD behemoth’s movies compare in quality to its streaming and premium pay-TV competition.

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Netflix and Prime Video won their first Oscars in 2017 with Iran’s The Sales man and Manchester by the Sea, respectively. Netflix’s Roma won Best Director and Best Foreign-Language Film at the most-recent Oscars. The streamer again has high awards hopes for Martin Scorsese’s mobster flick, The Irishman.

Citing co-authored research from Mindnet Analytics, the website found that Netflix had 33 of the Top 250 movies ranked on Amazon’s IMDb.com site. While that translates to just 13% of IMDb’s tally, the percentage tops Prime Video (9%), Disney+ (5%), Hulu (4%) and HBO (1%).

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The data is interesting considering Disney’s current stranglehold on the box office and aggressive move to reclaim its theatrical content from Netflix for Disney+. The 22 movies on Prime Video don’t include feature-films available for rent on Amazon Instant Video.

The report determined that the HBO movie portfolio rated lowest in quality, according to IMDb.