Netflix Is Bleeding Subscribers With No End To the Losses In Sight

Still feelin' Cuties, Netflix?


Netflix lost 430,000 subscribers in the US and Canada in the second quarter and issued weaker than expected forecasts for later in the year, rekindling investor doubts over how the streaming group will fare after the economic reopening.

The California-based company predicted it would add 3.5 million subscribers in the third quarter, disappointing investors who were looking for a stronger rebound in the second half of the year. Analysts had forecast that Netflix would add 5.9 million subscribers during the third quarter.

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After adding a record number of customers last year, subscriber growth has slowed sharply as competitors entered the market and people emerged from coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.

Sign-ups have ground to a halt in the US, Netflix's largest market, where the majority of COVID restrictions have been rolled back.

Also way down are the ratings for the Olympics.

[R]atings are down more than 40% from just five years ago.

On top of the ratings for the opening weekend being down, ratings for the opening ceremony also hit a 33-year low.

All the way around, it was a bloodbath for NBC.

You had me at "It was a bloodbath for NBC."

The M-She-U's Black Widow continues falling -- it was down 67% in its second weekend, and now falls another 55% from there, making $11.5 million this past weekend.


Meanwhile...

The only media that will exist in ten years will be billionaires' propaganda sheets:

Die, media, die.

Posted by: Ace at 12:11 PM




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1 Glad they are failing

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:11 AM (Zmnko)

2 B2B

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 27, 2021 11:11 AM (kTF2Z)

3 Dang

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 27, 2021 11:11 AM (kTF2Z)

4 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:12 AM (LvTSG)

5 Such a shame.

Haahahahhahahhaha [gasp] hahahahahahahah.

Tsk, tsk, pity.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:12 AM (wAnMi)

6 "That's only because we haven't fully developed our Pedophile Programming Division."

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:12 AM (Cyk6o)

7 Netflix's decline has been a while coming. On paper they're a basket-case.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:13 AM (z5Vrg)

8

Didn't Netflix announce they are turning to "Gaming" to make money in the future?

I think their own content.

good luck with that

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:13 AM (2o90I)

9 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 27, 2021 11:13 AM (arJlL)

10 * Nelson Muntz laugh *

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 11:14 AM (4I/2K)

11 Fail, faster

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:14 AM (ONvIw)

12 You had me at "It was a bloodbath for NBC."

Ha! Same here.

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:14 AM (2o90I)

13 Their movies are shit and the casts look like a campus BLM event. Half mulatto, a third brown spanish, maybe a token white which is always the dumb or mean or bad one.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 27, 2021 11:14 AM (EnTaA)

14 Netflix is counting on another shut down.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 27, 2021 11:14 AM (kTF2Z)

15 The NYT runs articles against the capital gains tax. Yeah, the left has no intention of changing the tax code to do anything but hit income-earners.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (z5Vrg)

16 Pachamama was bad enough. But "Cuties" was the last straw for me.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (JVCkA)

17 Netflix lost 430,000 subscribers in the US and Canada in the second quarter and issued weaker than expected forecasts for later in the year, rekindling investor doubts over how the streaming group will fare after the economic reopening.

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So this does seem to be a net loss of subscribers in the US and Canada while they still recorded worldwide growth of 1.5 million.

I suspect the wokeness is mostly on display in America, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (LvTSG)

18 They figure people will consume crap if that is their only option.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (csEWM)

19 It couldn't happen to a better company. Netflix is the worst corporation I worked at. It had more turn over than fruit packing sheds and treated the call center folks like crap. Still don't know how I managed to put up with a year of it, but I have managed to stay on at some awful places.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (5HBd1)

20
rekindling investor doubts over how the streaming group will fare after the economic reopening.

WHAT reopening is that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (63Dwl)

21 those FOX numbers are pretty bad

Posted by: REDACTED at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (YK4Qh)

22 Shit Midas is part of this, no?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (y7DUB)

23 Also, was Black Widow still a huge, unprecedented, amazing, brave success now?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (csEWM)

24 hehe, look at Tapper, 17%

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (2o90I)

25 I personally would like to see Tapper and Cuomo down and out and in straight jackets.

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (ONvIw)

26 23 Also, was Black Widow still a huge, unprecedented, amazing, brave success now?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (csEW

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It seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

27 Yep, still very happy I canceled my subscription.

The opposite of love is not hate, it's apathy. Apathy kills, as a witty and talented young YouTuber reminded me today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (V6f9+)

28 By the way, companies like netflix play games with their customers in order to hide their actual losses.

They'll make it hard to unsubscribe, so people remain on the books longer than necessary, they'll slow walk removing people from subscriber rolls, etc.

Bottom line: subscriber losses are probably much higher than reported.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (2SdPm)

29 I watch Tucker because he's both informative and entertaining. The rest can pound sand.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (kTF2Z)

30 Loved seeing all the wailing this AM about some female US gymnast who was supposed to be this unstoppable "perfect" athlete dropping out because she had the Sadz or something. Pathetic.

Posted by: ravenmother at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (pTdRU)

31 It was Razorfist, by the way.

Credit where it's due.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (V6f9+)

32 Sign-ups have ground to a halt in the US, Netflix's largest market, where the majority of COVID restrictions have been rolled back.

Hah! Psyche!

Posted by: Center for Dystopian Control at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (DTX3h)

33 22 Shit Midas is part of this, no?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (y7DUB)

Netflix yeah. They paid him some ungodly sum to attach his name (think they said he was 'developing' series, lol) to some projects. have not heard about many. Imagine that. A payoff to a political ally? NOoooo.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (csEWM)

34 Does this mean there won't be a Cuties 2?

Posted by: Joe Biden at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (Y5qcH)

35 Turn all that shit off and leave it off.

Your welcome.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (waNwk)

36 Willowed re Pharma Hotties...

I knew a married couple who were both Pharma reps. She was a 10 and he could easily have modeled for Calvin Klein. They both went to Ole Miss which Makes sense if you know about the girls of the SEC.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (jAjO8)

37 When Netflix first came out, sending DVDs to subscribers' homes, they featured a number of wonderful silents. Now, you can barely find anything, the selection they have is junk and, if you want to find something just slightly out of date or the modern woke platform, you're shit out of luck.

Netflix can die. Won't bother me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (2JVJo)

38 It seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

Damn, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (csEWM)

39 I got bad news for NBC's Olympic coverage : Simone Biles is out, apparently she's having mental issues.

Posted by: Dr Spank at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LEtVN)

40 DO support writers and filmmakers, even video makers, who don't hate you and what you believe in.

I find artists I like and give them my money, either via informal subscriptions or formal ones if they're set up for it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (V6f9+)

41 It seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.

Can you believe this shitlord?!? Only bigots think a uterus is necessary to make children.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (QU5/8)

42 I'll cancel eventually. I just started House of Cards. It's disgustingly just like real life. Didn't know it was directed by Fincher.

Posted by: Max Power at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (Hucnr)

43 B2B
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 27, 2021 11:11 AM (kTF2Z)


BU2B > B2B

Rush BU2B (Live 2011)
https://youtu.be/J-8taNaHo44

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (mZUr4)

44 33 22 Shit Midas is part of this, no?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (y7DUB)

Netflix yeah. They paid him some ungodly sum to attach his name (think they said he was 'developing' series, lol) to some projects. have not heard about many. Imagine that. A payoff to a political ally? NOoooo.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (csEWM)

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He "produced" a documentary that was nominated for an Oscar.

So, he probably sat in on one meeting, said, "Sounds good," and that was the end of his involvement.

Money well spent, Netflix.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

45 rekindling investor doubts over how the streaming group will fare after the economic reopening.

WHAT reopening is that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (63Dwl)

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The target market now for all U.S. corporations: China.

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (Cyk6o)

46 Black Widow lacked a compelling villain. It was like Star Wars if the death star was some childhood trauma.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (vN+oL)

47 hehe, look at Tapper, 17%
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (2o90I)


Looking up at Nicolle Wallace.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (y7DUB)

48 Brothers and Sisters,

Can I get an "Unexpectedly!!!!!"

AMEN, Alleluia.

Posted by: Reverend Adriane... at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (okV1R)

49 30

Simone Biles is an America hating woke SJW. Good riddance.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (jAjO8)

50 22 Shit Midas is part of this, no?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (y7DUB)

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The reason we canceled a couple years ago.

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (Cyk6o)

51 What always makes me laugh about the ratings drops for various show is this: People were stuck at home for the better part of a year, yet, viewership numbers were down?

I would ask if management of these companies is that stupid, but, based on the last year, I have to conclude, "Yes."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (2SdPm)

52

I think some of the issue is that they've run out of old shows and movies to shove in their pipeline. There are also 300 other streaming channels available with some of those other old movies.

There are countless "TV" shows on NF, all woke bullshit, no real classic action like Hardcastle and McCormick or Magnum PI, and there are just too fucking many.

I started watching this show Manifest with my GF. Interesting concept...truly shitty show otherwise, completely stupid, written by people with no life experience or understanding or compassion, lots of gay BS that comes out of nowhere and ends up being SUPER DUPER SERIOUS, and is so trite it's nauseating.

And a model-type hot skinny chick is an NYPD detective who pouts all day and doesn't work.

That's another reason, who needs shit like that.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (NuVOb)

53 Yeah, I pretty much don't watch anything anymore.


Tucker, the Mets and a handful of other things, Murdock Mysteries and the like.

I would say my active television watching has dropped by 75 pct.

No one is making much content in my demographic so there is no reason to watch television and put money in the pockets of people who hate me.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (eq2Rd)

54 He "produced" a documentary that was nominated for an Oscar.

So, he probably sat in on one meeting, said, "Sounds good," and that was the end of his involvement.

Money well spent, Netflix.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

Wasn't it like 250 million? Something like that? Nice work if you can get it, I guess.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (csEWM)

55 It seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

And then they made a joke about it?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (V6f9+)

56 I got bad news for NBC's Olympic coverage : Simone Biles is out, apparently she's having mental issues.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LEtVN)

Sleep deprivation due to cardboard beds.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (4I/2K)

57 Netflix shows mostly suck, is why.

Some foreign ones are good.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (oEn12)

58 I'll admit it, I'm a huge Witcher fan. Books, video game and even the less-than-amazing first season on Netflix.

After that though - gone baby gone.

I think they're going to need to go to an annual subscriber model in order to keep people on.

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (qiiRE)

59 LOL. I read a glowing review of Black Widow in the RC church bulletin.

"There is no greater Love than to lay down your life for your friends."

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (JVCkA)

60 46 Black Widow lacked a compelling villain. It was like Star Wars if the death star was some childhood trauma.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (vN+oL)

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It sounds like Fiege did what Roland Emmerich did to Siskel and Ebert in Godzilla, and put Martin Scorsese into the film to take pot shots at the guy who said that superhero movies aren't cinema.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

61 Haha, is NBC gonna have money for a flight back from Tokyo?

Posted by: WeBoned! at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (8k7U7)

62 >>>42 I'll cancel eventually. I just started House of Cards. It's disgustingly just like real life. Didn't know it was directed by Fincher.


mindhunter is good and was also directed by Fincher. Unfortunately the show ended without the teased resolution.

I don't have Netflix anymore, btw. If I really had to see something on Netflix, and I doubt i would care that much, I would get a friend's password or sail the high seas.

Fuck these people.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (0G13K)

63 Shit Midas is part of this, no?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:15 AM (y7DUB)


IIRC, he's got a production company within Nutfux. As if their regular programming wasn't woke enough. Then again, it's probably got less to do with turning out progressive programming as it does laundering money.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (wAnMi)

64 So as an interesting question - what is everyone doing with their free time?
Sports, movies, and TV are all down, as I expect is bar hopping, going out to eat, and traveling.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (DpkTQ)

65 55 It seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:16 AM (LvTSG)

And then they made a joke about it?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:19 AM (V6f9+)

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The MCU is the joke.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

66 39 I got bad news for NBC's Olympic coverage : Simone Biles is out, apparently she's having mental issues.
Posted by: Dr Spank at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LEtVN)

The worst thing you can do for a trauma survivor, is never let them forget that they are trauma survivors. Keep memorializing the trauma, celebrate it like a birthday, by asking them "how are you doing, I know the anniversary of the abuse is coming up, maybe you shouldn't be alone".
Never let it go, that's so helpful.

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (ONvIw)

67 The Obamas were paid 50M by Netflix to produce a few shows.

50

Five Zero

That's a lot of Kools.

Posted by: MJ at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (zwDuR)

68 Not watching the Olympics has been the easiest kind of boycotting I've ever done. Cuz I have never watched them anyway.

Posted by: washrivergal at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (XZvba)

69 17 TJM, you would have to wade through financial reporting to actually figure the marginal revenue for those worldwide figures. For example, I do know that a cellphone plan in India packages Netflix as an option but the revenue is minimal to Netflix.

Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (pO7gM)

70 Netflix turning to games as streaming growth slows

Netflix may go all-in on gaming, says report

Netflix's expansion into gaming will kick off with mobile

et


bwahaha

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (2o90I)

71 >>>57 Netflix shows mostly suck, is why.

Some foreign ones are good.

...

6000 swedish shows about finding a body in the snow.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (0G13K)

72 Media as we know it is dying. This is good. All so very good.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (EpDzw)

73 I find The Critical Drinker is good at directing me away from movies that have gone #woke so I will not waste time on movies like Black Widow or the latest Star Wars.

More time to do things to better one self.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (qoLdL)

74 seems like they ripped out the MCU's uterus, making it unable to make any more children.
*

So now she's a man, right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Juneteenth, because we needed another holiday celebrating white people being badass at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (qs1Py)

75 64 So as an interesting question - what is everyone doing with their free time?
Sports, movies, and TV are all down, as I expect is bar hopping, going out to eat, and traveling.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (DpkTQ)

Eh, video games. Work. History podcasts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (csEWM)

76 69 17 TJM, you would have to wade through financial reporting to actually figure the marginal revenue for those worldwide figures. For example, I do know that a cellphone plan in India packages Netflix as an option but the revenue is minimal to Netflix.

Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (pO7gM)

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Probably all true.

Still, 204 million subscribers worldwide while their number one competitor, Disney+, is at about 105 million.

There's no place for them to go but down.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

77 I keep reading things like after a year of lockdowns and people at home blah blah blah.

Who was at home for a year? I mean yeah there are Karens who are still afraid to step outside. But generally speaking were there that many people inside for a year? I was on lockdown for a couple of weeks and then was like fuck this shit I am going to live my life. That was in April 2020.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (jAjO8)

78 Who the hell would even watch Neil Cavuto - the long lost twin of Tater? His fingernails-on-chalkboard voice alone is enough to make you turn the channel, let alone the NeverTrump crap coming out of his mouth.

Posted by: kathysaysso at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (vkS2Z)

79 71 >>>57 Netflix shows mostly suck, is why.

Some foreign ones are good.

...

6000 swedish shows about finding a body in the snow.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (0G13K)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OOpZitfd0

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (LvTSG)

80 Money well spent, Netflix.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)


A friend of mine told me a while back (pre Covid) that there was no way Netflix wouldn't crash and burn with their insane bidness model.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (y7DUB)

81 70 Netflix turning to games as streaming growth slows

Netflix may go all-in on gaming, says report

Netflix's expansion into gaming will kick off with mobile
et


bwahaha
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (2o90I)

If there's one thing gamers love it's woke virtue signalling. Wait, no that's backwards. If there's one thing gamers hate

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (z5Vrg)

82 @65

As I said, If the Elementals proves to be a gateway to The Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, Galactus and The Kree/Skrull War and the KirbyVerse, The MCU may be able to go on another decade run.

It's a big if though...

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (eq2Rd)

83 Start a clock on Netflix. Netflix is a Silicon Valley unicorn stock and they are a gigantic cash furnace. Their licensing costs - once a major upside factor, before they became popular and got vast libraries for peanuts - have become cripplingly expensive. Their own productions (the Netflix Originals) are supposed to help stem that tide, but that is also very expensive. All of it depends on subscriber counts never declining.

If they're declining, and if that decline has legs, it's going to a bloodbath. 2020 was Netflix's first year with positive cashflow, and even then they put up only $2 billion. That sounds like a lot, but 2017-2019 had a total of -$8 billion. They have a staggering quantity of debt and investor credulity is vital to their survival. Investors don't remain quite so credulous once you start bleeding subscribers. Now, this bleed isn't big yet - about 0.6% of N. American subscribers - but if it continues then it's game over for them. They ride a razor's edge at all times.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (3p5uk)

84 >>>I do know that a cellphone plan in India packages Netflix as an option but the revenue is minimal to Netflix.

same with Disney. It's included in indian cell phone package deals but only costs forty five cents per month.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (0G13K)

85 Loved seeing all the wailing this AM about some
female US gymnast who was supposed to be this unstoppable "perfect"
athlete dropping out because she had the Sadz or something. Pathetic.





Posted by: ravenmother at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM (pTdRU)





Remember back in the day when Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal landing a vault on one leg because she broke her other ankle or something? Now that's a gymnast I can get behind!

Posted by: NC Ref at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (we2l3)

86 80 Money well spent, Netflix.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (LvTSG)

A friend of mine told me a while back (pre Covid) that there was no way Netflix wouldn't crash and burn with their insane bidness model.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (y7DUB)

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It's one of those companies like Salesforce that struggles to show actual profits considering how much money they spend on development, and yet the companies continue.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

87 70 Netflix turning to games as streaming growth slows

Netflix may go all-in on gaming, says report

Netflix's expansion into gaming will kick off with mobile
et


bwahaha
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (2o90I)

The Netflix model has not worked real well for gaming so far (see Stadia.) By the same token and to be fair, gamepass for xbox and windows has done well, but I cannot imagine how they are making money on it. It seems insane and a horrible deal for developers.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (csEWM)

88 How is MSNBC doing so much better than CNN? Are the not the same rotten fruit?

Posted by: Inogame at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (53oGX)

89 >>tart a clock on Netflix. Netflix is a Silicon Valley unicorn stock and they are a gigantic cash furnace. Their licensing costs - once a major upside factor, before they became popular and got vast libraries for peanuts - have become cripplingly expensive. Their own productions (the Netflix Originals) are supposed to help stem that tide, but that is also very expensive. All of it depends on subscriber counts never declining.

If they're declining, and if that decline has legs, it's going to a bloodbath


...

i got hard

does that make me gay

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (0G13K)

90 When Netflix first came out, sending DVDs to subscribers' homes, they featured a number of wonderful silents. Now, you can barely find anything, the selection they have is junk and, if you want to find something just slightly out of date or the modern woke platform, you're shit out of luck.

Netflix can die. Won't bother me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2021 11:17 AM


Never used them. Not gonna, either.

How'd the writing retreat go?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (m+jkK)

91 Poor, poor Redbox.

They were great while Hollywood produced decent product. But since Hollywood doesn't do that anymore, there is nothing worth renting.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (JVCkA)

92 Loved seeing all the wailing this AM about some female US gymnast who was supposed to be this unstoppable "perfect" athlete dropping out because she had the Sadz or something. Pathetic.

Posted by: ravenmother


She has the sadz because the routine she was going to do, the Olympic Committee said she can't do because it's too dangerous.

Not for her.

But because incompetents will try and might hurt themselves.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (hTPJO)

93 The MCU is the joke.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

Anyone with half a brain and not driven solely by greed could see that the MCU ended with Endgame. The main characters were dead or done. You spent a decade getting to that point. All your casual fans were going "Thanks for the ride" as they walked away.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (EpDzw)

94 89 i got hard

does that make me gay
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (0G13K)

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You at sea?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (LvTSG)

95 Did I say Elementals, I meant Eternals.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (eq2Rd)

96 Also, support Ace. Hit the old tip jar every so often, if you can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)

97 Now that's a gymnast I can get behind!
Posted by: NC Ref at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (we2l3)


Easy there, Mr. Nassar.

Posted by: WeBoned! at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (8k7U7)

98 i got hard

does that make me gay
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (0G13K)

Not for that reason.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (csEWM)

99 thanks Mark!

Now I got hard again!

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (0G13K)

100 Well, I'm working 3-10 today. Think I'll nap for a while.

See you all later.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (2JVJo)

101 40 DO support writers and filmmakers, even video makers, who don't hate you and what you believe in.

I find artists I like and give them my money, either via informal subscriptions or formal ones if they're set up for it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:18 AM (V6f9+)
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Prager is fond of saying there are three types of people on our side: those who fight; those who do nothing; and those who support the fighters.

Most of us fight in our own small ways but need to support (only if it's financially) the major influencers who have the platforms we don't.

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (Cyk6o)

102 @Breaking911 14m

BREAKING: CDC will recommend everyone in K-12 schools wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status - CNN

Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (cF8AT)

103 Manifest looked really interesting. So much could have been done with it. Instead it was pure garbage and plot holes big enough to drive a truck through. And the lead actress must have sucked a lot of dick to get that role because she sure as hell did not get it in her acting ability.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (jAjO8)

104 If they're declining, and if that decline has legs, it's going to a bloodbath


...

i got hard

does that make me gay
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (0G13K)

Don't worry ace, that's not why you're gay.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (z5Vrg)

105 "Worse, then better"

Posted by: V. Lenin, Senior Strategist, the Media at July 27, 2021 11:25 AM (QzkSJ)

106 Netflix probably on the phone to the White House begging for national lockdown. Obi Biden - their only hope.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (63Dwl)

107 The predicted adding 3.5M subscribers, but LOST 430k?

Oopsie!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (ufFY8)

108 @102

Welp, shit is going to hit the fan real soon.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (eq2Rd)

109 But because incompetents will try and might hurt themselves.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (hTPJO)

1984 Harrison Bergeron was not supposed to be an instruction manual.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (/EuRN)

110 96 Also, support Ace. Hit the old tip jar every so often, if you can.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)

I need to check if paypal will work for me now. It is not just ace, but a couple other thing where it has not worked with guest checkout.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (csEWM)

111 I used to have Netflix. I rarely used it. Then they went all-in on hating me. I canceled it. I don't miss it. I pay for three streaming services, at a total of about $32/month. I could drop one or two of them without really noticing (but others in my family do use them). I don't need the expense of rarely-used services provided by companies that despise me.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (3p5uk)

112 96 Also, support Ace. Hit the old tip jar every so often, if you can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)


Is there any other way to donate? No longer interested in using Paypal.

Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

113 The MCU is the joke.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (LvTSG)

Anyone with half a brain and not driven solely by greed could see that the MCU ended with Endgame. The main characters were dead or done. You spent a decade getting to that point. All your casual fans were going "Thanks for the ride" as they walked away.
Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (EpDzw)

It's a fucking tragedy. Just like with Star Wars, you have this gigantic franchise, huge fan base and they....didn't fucking plan anything. No Ur plot, no overarching story. Just...random ass movies nobody wanted about characters nobody cares about. Or, in Black Widow's case, made long after they would have mattered.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (V6f9+)

114 ho was at home for a year? I mean yeah there are Karens who are still afraid to step outside. But generally speaking were there that many people inside for a year?

**

I have a tremendous amount of respect for those pro-virus folks.

The moment you decide it's okay to put on a disposable mask in order to take trivial trips to Walmart every other day (or go to work around other people) is the moment you confirm that it's not a super deadly, super contagious virus.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (+blh7)

115 89 i got hard

does that make me gay
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (0G13K)


All your fur standing on end?

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (w9Wax)

116 6000 swedish shows about finding a body in the snow.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (0G13K)

Fact check: true
I'm so over British & Skandi detective shows

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (oEn12)

117 I was going to scrub my gooch with steel wool and then I realized that I could turn on Netflix and watch an Obama production.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (bCkNL)

118 Also, support Ace. Hit the old tip jar every so often, if you can.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (V6f9+)


Is there any other way to donate? No longer interested in using Paypal.
Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

Ace?
Alternatives to Paypal, since they are going to be deplatforming and banning Deplorables like us?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (V6f9+)

119 How'd the writing retreat go?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (m+jkK)


Wonderful! Got the book finished, all I need now is to type things up. I'll have more details on Friday's GAINZZ thread.

Hope you had a great time at the MoMe!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

120 Bezos looks like an actual penis with legs. An actual penis.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (kI9rV)

121 Obama's woke offerings will save Netflix.

Posted by: mr tmz at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (m/Gc2)

122 At this point, I will have to do a blind drop of a ziploc bag of greasy quarters to some trash can in Central Park, NYC for ace to do a pick up in order to support him.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (csEWM)

123 I don't watch any of those shows. I get my news from the web. Does Gutfield still have the leg chair?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (o2MD2)

124
It's one of those companies like Salesforce that struggles to show actual profits considering how much money they spend on development, and yet the companies continue.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

They were showing accounting profits but burning through cash. Basically they were amortizing these new shows they're making over a 10-year life or something. So instead of showing an expense this year for the development cost of the show, they'd show 1/10th of that amount and continue doing so for 10 years.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (z5Vrg)

125 17% Tapper.

Posted by: Bosk at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (FgPjD)

126 Netflix bet that it could rev up as a media producer faster than it would lose subscribers to the other streaming services ran by the original producers of beloved tv series and movies.

Now, it bets that it can rev up and be a better game producer than existing companies or it will have to borrow and buy gaming companies. They managed one transition from physical media to streaming but trying to be both a content provider and a gaming company probably will not work. Conglomerates generally produce crappy products because they fail to focus on running the existing businesses well and lard the company up with debt to buy the latest thing.

Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (pO7gM)

127 The only good stuff is the Korean Dramas, The Kingdom side Story movie was good

Beyond Evil is a good crime mystery.

Major Grom : Plague Dr looks and it's Russian.

I gave up on Hollywood

Also I have built my own Synology server and I use EMBY because it's open source so far I hav 20 TB of movies and shows. I have been putting all the old shows on it. Cannon, Mission Impossible, Adam 12, Emergency, It Takes a Thief, etc

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (dKiJG)

128 i can't take the very slow pacing of so-called 'prestige" cable shows.

It's very very decompressed storytelling where a simple conversation lasts six minutes because they think dead air is artistic and actory and like two important things happen every hour.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (0G13K)

129 Anyone with half a brain and not driven solely by greed could see that the MCU ended with Endgame. The main characters were dead or done. You spent a decade getting to that point. All your casual fans were going "Thanks for the ride" as they walked away.
Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (EpDzw)


They needed another Iron Man 1...they didn't get it.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (uYkml)

130 If it's a Netflix original production you can count on it having some ghey, multi racial, woke bullshit, even if it is a period piece which has nothing to do with the story line. They just have to place gratuitous crap in there because that's what they do.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (7ZQe3)

131 More time to do things to better one self.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:21 AM (qoLdL)


One of the few modern movies I've bothered to rent was "Nobody". I almost religiously avoid anything being produced these days. Since I was in college when Star Wars came out, I don't have the nostalgia for it - in fact I never even really liked it. Star Trek on the other hand was a perfect stab in the back of my childhood. But, after smelling the JJ taint, I knew better than to get near any of the modern Disney abominations. Looks like that was the right move. The basic rule these days seems to be: If it's a popular property and a big part of your youth, it will be used against you.

Heck, even the Drinker was a bit off base on that new Amazon dumpster fire Tomorrow War. I think he's just seen so much horrific that plain old bad and brain damaged doesn't register. It took me a few days to slog through that thing, and half a bottle of Whistle Pig.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:29 AM (wAnMi)

132 >>>Wonderful! Got the book finished, all I need now is to type things up. I'll have more details on Friday's GAINZZ thread.


very cool, congratulations! one of these days I have to put up a thread blegging the authors here for advice.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:29 AM (0G13K)

133 I used to have Netflix. I rarely used it. Then they went all-in on hating me. I canceled it. I don't miss it. I pay for three streaming services, at a total of about $32/month. I could drop one or two of them without really noticing (but others in my family do use them). I don't need the expense of rarely-used services provided by companies that despise me.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (3p5uk)


I got a Black Friday deal on Hulu, $1.98 a month. Other than that, we mostly watch free stuff on Pluto or Tubi.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (Ez6QX)

134 Their own productions (the Netflix Originals) are supposed to help stem that tide, but that is also very expensive.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (3p5uk)

About 10 years or so back, one guy was talking about Netflix doing its own shows and how it wasn't sustainable. His point was that they were using the same Hollywood model to create the shows. That meant having the Hollywood costs.

If you are a streamer and want original content that looks professional, you are going to have to break the model. I wonder if more of the old studio system model would work? Actors are on contract. You have a backlot so you can reuse sets. You develop talent.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (EpDzw)

135 Wonderful! Got the book finished, all I need now is to type things up. I'll have more details on Friday's GAINZZ thread.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

congrats!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (oEn12)

136 I'm so over British & Skandi detective shows
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (oEn12)

My favorite are the old British detectives like Morse. Where they do 10 minutes on traveling to get a file. Five minutes walking into the building to retrieve the file. Another 5 minutes going through the drawer with the file in it. And a few minutes reading the file. Riveting.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (sliVX)

137 Netflix is literally pushing evil. That's why I unsubscribed.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (B0mGw)

138 Ace should set up an onlyfans account where he does basic household chores and DIY projects.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (+blh7)

139 Looks like the Teacher's Unions are writing the rules for the CDC again:

"CDC--All K-12 Should Wear Masks Regardless of Vaccination Status"

Posted by: JoeF. at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (mR6Gs)

140 The last olympian I liked was that big, fat cow tossing wrassler.

I think he was from Wisconsin.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 27, 2021 11:30 AM (waNwk)

141 >>They needed another Iron Man 1...they didn't get it.


they're out of all their a-listers and most of their b-listers.

they're counting on fantastic four and the x-men to boost them. But we've seen all that in the movies before. The only selling point is "now they're in the official M-She-U!"

That's not a big selling point.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (0G13K)

142 i can't take the very slow pacing of so-called 'prestige" cable shows.

It's very very decompressed storytelling where a simple conversation lasts six minutes because they think dead air is artistic and actory and like two important things happen every hour.


What's funny is the people making that stuff all claim to worship The West Wing, but TWW did none of those things.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (ZGrMX)

143 128 i can't take the very slow pacing of so-called 'prestige" cable shows.

It's very very decompressed storytelling where a simple conversation lasts six minutes because they think dead air is artistic and actory and like two important things happen every hour.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (0G13K)

Rewatch Babylon 5 (at least the first three seasons before things went wacky.) Still holds up, although I notice some of the bad acting more.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (csEWM)

144 Still in the hallowed/vaunted 25-54 y.o. demographic. What the hell do I have in common with a 25-er?

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (KAi1n)

145 the Shit Midas touch abides at netflix

Posted by: DanMan at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (8uzBS)

146 As I said, If the Elementals proves to be a gateway to The Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, Galactus and The Kree/Skrull War and the KirbyVerse, The MCU may be able to go on another decade run.

It's a big if though...
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (eq2Rd)

Getting off Earth would be a way to go. But I won't bet on anyone doing anything competent or well-planned at Disney anymore. Feige has turned out to be a huge feminist cuck.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (V6f9+)

147 64 So as an interesting question - what is everyone doing with their free time?
Sports, movies, and TV are all down, as I expect is bar hopping, going out to eat, and traveling.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (DpkTQ)
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Crime is up. Drug overdoses are up. Maybe that's what everyone's doing.

Posted by: zmdavid at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (xqRaG)

148 144 Still in the hallowed/vaunted 25-54 y.o. demographic. What the hell do I have in common with a 25-er?
Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (KAi1n)

Disposable income?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (z5Vrg)

149 Unfortunately, we still have Netflix. Every month or so I talk to my wife about dropping it. Her response is to keep it since the grandkids watch it when they stay overnight once a month. So I get out voted 1 to 1 again.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (Mo2gk)

150 The best thing that has been produced by anyone on cable in the last 20 years was Chernobyl.

That's it.

Most things have been alright to meh.

Every second of that mini-series was riveting.

Hell, there hasn't been a great non-animated movie produced in the last 20 years.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (eq2Rd)

151 Wonderful! Got the book finished, all I need now is to type things up. I'll have more details on Friday's GAINZZ thread.

Hope you had a great time at the MoMe!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM


Glad to hear it!

A great time was had by all at the MoMe. Looking forward to the next one, and considering TX if my life isn't too crazy this fall.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (m+jkK)

152 Ace might write a book?

Hmm, maybe go with the working title: "Blog Wars: Rise of the Ewok" and go from there?

On a more serious note, put me down as interested, because I know a book by Ace would be a hoot, along with some "inside baseball."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (2SdPm)

153 Could you imagine how well fox news would/could be doing if they were a conservative news outlet and not a cucked leftist one?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (w5raC)

154 "The target market now for all U.S. corporations: China."

LOL - just wait until China does like it always does, and steals their ideas, platform, and IPs and then dares them to do anything about it as they bleed revenue.

Any company that does business with China is sucker.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (Gb130)

155 Similar to Justified Season 4 when Art Mullen announced that he had a "Marshal stiffie" - Ace is announcing his "blogger stiffie"

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (mZUr4)

156 Also Farscape.

Firefly.

TOS.

Old School geek culture, yo.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (csEWM)

157 They needed another Iron Man 1...they didn't get it.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (uYkml)

Superhero films have hit the end of their run for awhile. Unless they had some fantastic ideas to reinvigorate things (not M-She-U), the best they could probably hope for was to slow the slide.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (EpDzw)

158 141 they're out of all their a-listers and most of their b-listers.

they're counting on fantastic four and the x-men to boost them. But we've seen all that in the movies before. The only selling point is "now they're in the official M-She-U!"

That's not a big selling point.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (0G13K)

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Those are the A-list. They sold the rights to the A-list in the 80s, only now getting some of them back (Spider-Man remains with Sony).

It's a miracle that they made their B-team carry the MCU for 10 years, and now they're just teasing the possibility of the A-team maybe coming in a few years, but first you have to watch The Eternals first? Seems...odd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

159 "But I won't bet on anyone doing anything competent or well-planned at Disney anymore."

Disney's business model:
1. Destroy anything male.
2. Promote rabid, loud mouthed feminists to insult fans.
3. Blame failure on sexism.
4. Go to step 1.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (B0mGw)

160 Unfortunately, we still have Netflix. Every month or so I talk to my wife about dropping it. Her response is to keep it since the grandkids watch it when they stay overnight once a month. So I get out voted 1 to 1 again.
Posted by: Beartooth at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (Mo2gk)
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Ah, I see voting works in your household the same way it does mine.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (2SdPm)

161 Never watched any Netflix streaming whatever.

My family, however, mock me as Netflix's last remaining DVD subscriber.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (dfRN6)

162 air is artistic and actory and like two important things happen every hour.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (0G13K)

I absolutely loathe that "technique" where a character asks a question, and the other character just stares mutely back at them for 90 seconds.

SAY SOMETHING, you weird fuck!

There was some godawful movie with Guy Pierce dicking around post-apocalypse Australia for an hour and a half doing nothing but that.... I almost broke my TV, but I couldn't turn it off because there had to be something that actually happened... just one thing... some glimmer, a bare scintilla of plot or dialogue.... But nope. just dusty, boring, depressing silent fuckery in a pair of dirty cargo shorts. Blech.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (/EuRN)

163 "Remember back in the day when Mary Lou Retton won a gold medal landing a
vault on one leg because she broke her other ankle or something? Now
that's a gymnast I can get behind!"

That was Kerri Strug -- still can't believe she landed that.

Posted by: Blind Roscoe McGee at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (vted1)

164 The California-based company predicted it would add 3.5 million subscribers in the third quarter, disappointing investors who were looking for a stronger rebound in the second half of the year. Analysts had forecast that Netflix would add 5.9 million subscribers during the third quarter.
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This is more dot-com bullshit that was so pervasive in the late 90s. Analysts and corporate finance guys are often fools or conmen.

Sorry, math incoming.
Netflix has about 75 million North American subscribers. The US has about 128.5 million households. Canada has about 12.5 million. The total is 141 million. That means that more than *half* of all North American households already have Netflix, which also means that most of the low-hanging fruit (customers with minimal cost to acquire) are already gone.

Expecting growth of 3.5 million subscriptions in a single quarter - or 5.3% of households *without* Netflix already - is absolutely insane when the market is tighter, there's more diversity in options and most people who want Netflix probably already have it.

But sure. Trees grow to the sky. Just like the Internet in the late 90s. No limits.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (3p5uk)

165 There is the story of the Japanese guy in the 1976 Olympics who broke his leg in the floor routine and continued to compete in two more Olympic team events.


https://tinyurl.com/mkrjj3p8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (k39e/)

166 Marvel is in the Réunion Tour phase of tortured decline. Captain Marvel was the shitty album everyone pretends doesn't exist.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (sliVX)

167 The worst thing you can do for a trauma survivor, is never let them forget that they are trauma survivors. Keep memorializing the trauma, celebrate it like a birthday, by asking them "how are you doing, I know the anniversary of the abuse is coming up, maybe you shouldn't be alone".
Never let it go, that's so helpful.

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:20 AM (ONvIw)

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Well said. The narcissistic woke can't help but try to co-opt the top-of-the-victim-totem by proxy ...

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (Cyk6o)

168 "Anyone with half a brain and not driven solely by greed could see that the MCU ended with Endgame."

Exactly. It was a 10 year ride.

Actually, I thought Infinity War was the best. Endgame felt more like an extended epilogue. The complexity of Thanos gave Infinity it's sparkle and he didn't see much screen time in Endgame.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (49Exr)

169 Is there any other way to donate? No longer interested in using Paypal.
Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

Ace?
Alternatives to Paypal, since they are going to be deplatforming and banning Deplorables like us?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:27 AM (V6f9+)


I've been done with PP for ages, the ONLY time I've used is for Ace. I'd prefer to delete my account at this point. I have a long and sordid history with those freaks when they froze my account. I'm lucky, I only had $3600 in it at the time, I have friends that had over $20k.

There's several pay alternatives out there. It gets a bit more dicey when it comes to selling stuff as far as buyer/seller protection. Of course, PP will do what they can to shut down anybody that dares compete. Hard to believe I was a booster for them back in the late 90's.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (wAnMi)

170 I've been meaning to watch Chernobyl...

But first, I will watch all of John Carpenter's movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

171
I can't remember Netflix ever making a profit. When they started out creating the DVD mail business, they immediately dumped all their money into streaming, which everyone thought was visionary but unsustainable because of the huge investment needed to make it technically viable.

I do seem to remember them getting close to profitability at one point, but I suspect that the move to content creator sucked up all the spare cash. Between their own penchant for throwing wads of Benjamins at every film school graduate they could find to direct their pedestrian action films, and the rapacious appetite of Hollywood Accounting, I doubt they had a chance in hell of making a real profit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (n+4am)

172 161 Never watched any Netflix streaming whatever.

My family, however, mock me as Netflix's last remaining DVD subscriber.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (dfRN6)

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*DVD subscriber fistbump*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

173 150 The best thing that has been produced by anyone on cable in the last 20 years was Chernobyl.

That's it.

Most things have been alright to meh.

Every second of that mini-series was riveting.

Hell, there hasn't been a great non-animated movie produced in the last 20 years.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (eq2Rd)

There was a show that Drinker was recommending that sounded interesting. Nautical Horror, something like 'The Terror' about sailing ships getting trapped in the ice in the arctic.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (csEWM)

174 Still in the hallowed/vaunted 25-54 y.o. demographic. What the hell do I have in common with a 25-er?
Posted by: SFGoth


What the hell do I have in common with a 40 yr old? I was 18 and legally drinking the day they were born.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (hTPJO)

175 the only upside of an MCU fantastic four, I think, is that John Sexton, a huge F4 fan, tells me that they have not been done right in the movies. they are explorers/adventurers, not crime-fighters. Tho they do that on occasion. But the real point of F4, Sexton tells me, is the spirit of adventure and sci-fi wonder.

I assume Marvel will try that.

Still, seems like a property that's really set in the hopeful 1960s and doesn't really translate to today.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (0G13K)

176 About 10 years or so back, one guy was talking about Netflix doing its own shows and how it wasn't sustainable. His point was that they were using the same Hollywood model to create the shows. That meant having the Hollywood costs.

**

I'm flabbergasted at this. Give ten character-driven sci-fi stories to ten different nobodies with $50K and a couple of Canon SLRs that record video and let it roll. See what comes out, then give the best three performers $150K and a requirement to make a movie length feature.

Lather, rinse, repeat with romance, crime, etc.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (+blh7)

177 Disney is carrying its own crippling debt with regards to ESPN. Remember all the bits that used to be posted here about the dollars they paid for sports rights that aren't being returned? That's all still there. Now that the NBA may be permanently crippled as a viewer draw, that leaves college football and cornhole.

Good luck, mouse.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (uhPTO)

178 Did I say Elementals, I meant Eternals.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:24 AM (eq2Rd)

70's third rate Kirby title. Next thing you know they will be doing Alpha Flight (Canadian X-Men).

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (k/TB6)

179 Unfortunately, we still have Netflix. Every month or so I talk to my wife about dropping it. Her response is to keep it since the grandkids watch it when they stay overnight once a month. So I get out voted 1 to 1 again.
Posted by: Beartooth at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (Mo2gk)
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Ah, I see voting works in your household the same way it does mine.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (2SdPm)


Same voting system here. I see your "we still have Netflix" and raise you with "we still have a landline"

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (mZUr4)

180 There's wall-to-wall coverage of the January 6Th Commission.
It's Impeachment 2: Distraction Boogaloo

Posted by: Uncle Vud at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (87Rr3)

181 Don't worry Netflix I am sure we will be prisoners in our homes again by fall and your subscriptions will pick up...

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (uUDKV)

182 136. . . .Brits have developed some serious acting talent via their various arts academies and one can make a decent living acting by splitting time between movies, stage, and tv there in a compact country. I would argue that their tv scripts are actually better on average than most US shows as are their actors.

I do suspect though that limits on special effects by budgetary constraints (spreading costs over a narrower market than the US) leads to a natural focus on dialogue and acting talent rather than action.

Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (pO7gM)

183 the thing is is if any of you stupid, filthy, sister fucking, cock sucking idiots were interested in what was good for you you would be watching cnn from morning until night and getting vaxxed.

now, go subscribe to netflix and get yourself some euro kiddie softcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (C1cw5)

184 I've been meaning to watch Chernobyl...

But first, I will watch all of John Carpenter's movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Chernobyl was good.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (hTPJO)

185 175 Still, seems like a property that's really set in the hopeful 1960s and doesn't really translate to today.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (0G13K)

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People ache for that sort of thing in dark times. Wizard of Oz was during the Depression, and all.

People like hope. It very well could work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (LvTSG)

186 Heck, even the Drinker was a bit off base on that new Amazon dumpster fire Tomorrow War. I think he's just seen so much horrific that plain old bad and brain damaged doesn't register. It took me a few days to slog through that thing, and half a bottle of Whistle Pig.
Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:29 AM (wAnMi)

Eh. Everyone has guilty pleasures. People can like things, even terrible things. Za Boi Zach (Richard Meyer) liked the new Masters of the Universe cartoon for some reason, despite listing a LOT of reasons why it sucks and swallows.

I don't get it. Like I don't get anyone's love for Prometheus.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (V6f9+)

187 70's third rate Kirby title. Next thing you know they will be doing Alpha Flight (Canadian X-Men).
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (k/TB6)

West Coast Avengers- that at least had Iron Man in it. And Hawkeye!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (csEWM)

188 It's pretty amazing they've collapsed over a period when so many are stuck at home.

My hope for the billionaires in space is that they meet some aliens who want to serve man.

Posted by: Eeyore at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (7X3UV)

189 143 Rewatch Babylon 5 (at least the first three seasons before things went wacky.) Still holds up, although I notice some of the bad acting more.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (csEWM)


Eh? Season 4 was great. Even season 5 was okay once a certain annoying-as-fuck emo character incinerated himself.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (DTX3h)

190 Also, I am sorry for the math on the blog at 164. Here is a pretty girl as an act of contrition:
https://is.gd/wqFoH4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (3p5uk)

191 "3. Blame failure on sexism."

It's become a pattern I can count on: if the star of a Disney movie comes out a few days before release to run her mouth about some Woke PCBS, it means they expect the movie to tank and want to blame it on racist sexist homophobic backlash. Don't waste your money.

So far I am 3 for 3.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (49Exr)

192 >>>169 Is there any other way to donate? No longer interested in using Paypal.
Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:26 AM (cF8AT)

Ace?
Alternatives to Paypal, since they are going to be deplatforming and banning Deplorables like us?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards,

Good question that I need to find an answer to... anyone know of one that is reliable and etc.?

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (0G13K)

193 Brits have developed some serious acting talent via their various arts academies and one can make a decent living acting by splitting time between movies, stage, and tv there in a compact country. I would argue that their tv scripts are actually better on average than most US shows as are their actors.


Posted by: w


that is because they cannot afford cgi

same as they cannot afford hardware for their military

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (C1cw5)

194 183 the thing is is if any of you stupid, filthy, sister fucking, cock sucking idiots were interested in what was good for you you would be watching cnn from morning until night and getting vaxxed.

now, go subscribe to netflix and get yourself some euro kiddie softcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (C1cw5)

No.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (csEWM)

195 "My hope for the billionaires in space is that they meet some aliens who want to serve man."

That would certainly destroy the longest running narrative in sci-fi.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (B0mGw)

196 Drudge has sucked for about 6 or 7 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (yrol0)

197 There was a show that Drinker was recommending that sounded interesting. Nautical Horror, something like 'The Terror' about sailing ships getting trapped in the ice in the arctic.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (csEWM)


I watched it, because I read the book. I guess I didn't love or hate it, because I can't remember much about it.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (Ez6QX)

198 the thing is is if any of you stupid, filthy, sister fucking, cock sucking idiots were interested in what was good for you you would be watching cnn from morning until night and getting vaxxed.

now, go subscribe to netflix and get yourself some euro kiddie softcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (C1cw5)

Whoa...whoa...whoa...
Which sister?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (V6f9+)

199 @141: "That's not a big selling point."

Plus they never saw print comics as anything more than old IP that could be strip mined. If they'd made a point of putting some good money and creativity into developing newer characters and planning major story arcs fifteen years ago when Iron Man hit theaters, then maybe they'd be in a better place today. Repopulating the comics industry with gender studies majors and beta male pseudo-geeks wasn't a terribly bright idea either.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (+WWsf)

200 6000 swedish shows about finding a body in the snow.

That is tiresome, but I guess justified revenge for our decades of Law & Order, CSI, NCIS, etc.

Some good foreign ones that aren't that:

Marianne (French horror); Curon (Italian horror); Dark (German sci-fi); Lilyhammer (Norwegian comedy)

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (QU5/8)

201 I got rid of Netflix back they announced their deal with the SCOAMF and the Wookie.

Posted by: Bert G at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (UJh+r)

202 >>>Brits have developed some serious acting talent via their various arts academies

Absolutely, all 30 of their actors are first class.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (0G13K)

203 "Nobody" was a pleasantly decent movie, John Wick-ish if anyone's interested.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (5aFbR)

204 Whoa...whoa...whoa...
Which sister?
Posted by: M


nice

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (C1cw5)

205 Disney's business model:

1. Destroy anything WHITE male.

2. Promote rabid, loud mouthed feminists and blacks to insult fans.

3. Blame failure on sexism and racism.

4. Go to step 1.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (w5raC)

206 >>> I do know that a cellphone plan in India packages Netflix as an option but the revenue is minimal to Netflix.

same with Disney. It's included in indian cell phone package deals but only costs forty five cents per month.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:23 AM (0G13K)

When you buy academic books or technical books on Amazon be on the the look out for if they're published in India. The publishers actually have rules they can't be sold outside of India. But if you're cheap like me you'll find them. Their binding, printing, overall quality is crap but they're a tenth or less of the in-state publisher cost. Lots of things in India are like that.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (Q0EIj)

207 186 I don't get it. Like I don't get anyone's love for Prometheus.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (V6f9+)

==========

*considers mentioning Prometheus*

*thinks better of mentioning Prometheus and does not mention Prometheus*

*does own part in keeping this thread Prometheus free*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

208 Rewatch Babylon 5 (at least the first three seasons before things went wacky.) Still holds up, although I notice some of the bad acting more.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:31 AM (csEWM)

Season one is kind of weak as the show tried to find its legs. Seasons 2-4 are great. Season 5 shows the JMS was completely exhausted due to WB pulling the rug out from under the show.

B5 is the show that is greater than its parts. The remastered version is a big improvement.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (EpDzw)

209 >>>Marianne (French horror); Curon (Italian horror); Dark (German sci-fi); Lilyhammer (Norwegian comedy)


thanks for those

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (0G13K)

210 Never has Netflix never will

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (yrol0)

211 477 My husband has cancer and doesn't want the experimental vax, given everything else that is being pumped into his body. Family doc refused an ivermectin script, saying that it doesn't work and "they' don't want him to prescribe it. Didn't get a chance to ask who "they" are, seemed like that question ended our appointment.
Posted by: Inisfree at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (JvFhS)

Willowed but you can find telemedicine doctors who will prescribe ivermectin. Dr Syed Haider, Many others listed at FLCCC site.

Posted by: WhyBanned at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (YkawN)

212 @143: "Still holds up, although I notice some of the bad acting more."

Hey! You be nice to Jeff Conaway!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (+WWsf)

213 LOL - just wait until China does like it always does, and steals their ideas, platform, and IPs and then dares them to do anything about it as they bleed revenue.

Any company that does business with China is sucker.

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 27, 2021 11:32 AM (Gb130)

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+1

Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (Cyk6o)

214 But sure. Trees grow to the sky. Just like the Internet in the late 90s. No limits.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (3p5uk)

Projections are just attaching a line to the existing curve.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (z5Vrg)

215 CNN is there to wipe up after Joe!

https://bit.ly/3rEzleo

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (d9FiS)

216 Still in the hallowed/vaunted 25-54 y.o. demographic. What the hell do I have in common with a 25-er?
Posted by: SFGoth
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What the hell do I have in common with a 40 yr old? I was 18 and legally drinking the day they were born.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (hTPJO)
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Money. "The Demo" isn't about common interest, it's about money. People in that broad age band range from "first real job with some disposable income" all the way up to "peak earnings with people to support." These are the people with money to spend, and it's the group about which advertisers care most.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:38 AM (3p5uk)

217 Good question that I need to find an answer to... anyone know of one that is reliable and etc.?
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (0G13K)

Terrence Popp and some other Right moron-types use SubscribeStar. But I have no personal knowledge of them.

Patreon is risky for the same reason PayPal is.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (V6f9+)

218 I got rid of Netflix back they announced their deal with the SCOAMF and the Wookie.
Posted by: Bert G at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (UJh+r)


Hey Bert! How are you feeling?

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (Ez6QX)

219 "they're counting on fantastic four and the x-men to boost them."

They screwed up the Dark Phoenix saga.

How is that even possible?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (49Exr)

220 Didn't someone here say millenials would be the death of Netflix? They get password from Mom and proceed to pass out to a dozen or so of their friends?

Posted by: EveR at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (6RbuA)

221 Eh. Everyone has guilty pleasures. People can like things, even terrible things. Za Boi Zach (Richard Meyer) liked the new Masters of the Universe cartoon for some reason, despite listing a LOT of reasons why it sucks and swallows.

I don't get it. Like I don't get anyone's love for Prometheus.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (V6f9+)

But it's a long running joke that Meyer has terrible taste in TV and movies.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (uhPTO)

222 "Nobody" was a pleasantly decent movie, John Wick-ish if anyone's interested.
Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (5aFbR)


Good to know. Big fan of Better Call Saul here. I'm blissfully ignorant as to Bob Odenkirk's politics. Hope to keep it that way.

Posted by: Doof at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (mZUr4)

223 Eh? Season 4 was great. Even season 5 was okay once a certain annoying-as-fuck emo character incinerated himself.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (DTX3h)

In my opinion, they screwed up the culmination of the Shadow War- the thing the entire series had been building toward.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (csEWM)

224 219 "they're counting on fantastic four and the x-men to boost them."

They screwed up the Dark Phoenix saga.

How is that even possible?
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (49Exr)

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To be fair, that was Fox. Twice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

225 Whoa...whoa...whoa...
Which sister?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (V6f9+)
++++
I really expected to see this as posted by a "Hunter Biden" sock...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (3p5uk)

226 220 Didn't someone here say millenials would be the death of Netflix? They get password from Mom and proceed to pass out to a dozen or so of their friends?
Posted by: EveR at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM (6RbuA)

Millenials are an average of what, 32 years old now? That doesn't sound quite right.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (z5Vrg)

227 @178

Alpha Flight was a very good series because John Byrne's art was freaking awesome and because Wolverine was like the Sixth Beatle in the group.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (eq2Rd)

228 Family doc refused an ivermectin script, saying that it doesn't work

**

o_O

That's disturbing.

americasfrontlinedoctors.org/

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (+blh7)

229 Brits have developed some serious acting talent via their various arts academies

Absolutely, all 30 of their actors are first class.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (0G13K)
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Yeah, it's funny to watch Brit shows and see the same actors appear on a regular basis.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (2SdPm)

230 the funny thing is that the netflix decisin to hammer the cheaters that were sharing accounts made everything worserer, er

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (C1cw5)

231 It's long past time for some "analysts" to learn to code.

Posted by: McLurkerson at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (wNDOJ)

232 Does the doctor say that the vaccine DOES work, btw?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (+blh7)

233 Well said. The narcissistic woke can't help but try to co-opt the top-of-the-victim-totem by proxy ...
Posted by: ShainS at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (Cyk6o)

Sadly, it's bigger than that. Many therapists feel obliged to attribute any failing to "the abuse". You didn't fail a few classes because you were partying, you were partying to compensate for the abuse that took place 10 years ago. They encourage clients to use trauma, no matter how small or large, as a reason for everything. I once had a patient who was encouraged to admit himself to a hospital a few days ahead of the "anniversary of the trauma" . As trauma's go, it was not the biggest thing ever (he was verbally slapped around by another kid in a locker room, and people laughed), but it was good enough to memorialize.

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (ONvIw)

234 "They get password from Mom and proceed to pass out to a dozen or so of their friends?"

Netflix pushes post modern amoralism. How did they think it was going to turn out?

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (B0mGw)

235 The motherfuckers even politicized medicine.

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (uUDKV)

236 Absolutely, all 30 of their actors are first class.

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Boy, isn't that the truth. If you watch any of the period pieces like The Crown, Victoria, Downton Abbey, Poldark, etc, etc. they recycle the same actors over and over. It's almost comical.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (7ZQe3)

237 198 the thing is is if any of you stupid, filthy, sister fucking, cock sucking idiots were interested in what was good for you you would be watching cnn from morning until night and getting vaxxed.

now, go subscribe to netflix and get yourself some euro kiddie softcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (C1cw5)

Whoa...whoa...whoa...
Which sister?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (V6f9+)

The one with the cock. Presumably.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (/EuRN)

238 The attack on Barbara Boxer was the worst robbery since Bonnie and Clyde.

Posted by: wth at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (v0R5T)

239 I can't wait for the Challengers of the Unknown movie.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (+blh7)

240 Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:35 AM (pO7gM)

Oh the Brits are so much better at TV than we are. I still make fun of those old detective shows. Like watching paint dry only with more waiting.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (sliVX)

241 Also, I am sorry for the math on the blog at 164. Here is a pretty girl as an act of contrition:
https://is.gd/wqFoH4
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:36 AM (3p5uk)

That's content I can support. One dollar bill per dance.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (V6f9+)

242 To be fair, that was Fox. Twice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (LvTSG)

LOL. You think woke disney will do better?

Prepare for stunning and brave female 'hero' (who does absolutely monstrous things) and also a lot of fucking sitting and talking about feelings.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (csEWM)

243 Rakuten VIKI they have all the Korean Dramas, if you like Kingdom DARK HOLE is a zombie/murder mystery

Taxi Driver is a revenge drama where people that were wronged and didn't get justice this Taxi Company will get Justice for you. Really love this show.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (dKiJG)

244 That's a shame. I was really hoping Netflix would be viable for eons.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Is Not My President at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (XSRBF)

245 We had to drop TV when we went down to one income. Haven't missed it. Well, I do kind of miss the nature documentaries, but that's not THAT big of a loss.

As for what I do with my time, I have a demanding job and 2 kids under 10. I make time for exercise, I read a lot, and I occasionally play games. I definitely wish I had more free time. (TV was previously something that was on while I was doing dishes, working late at night, or exercising)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (8548M)

246
There was a show that Drinker was recommending that sounded interesting. Nautical Horror, something like 'The Terror' about sailing ships getting trapped in the ice in the arctic.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27

Professor Tosspot at Voxis productions did a nice review.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=av5mayf-awE

Posted by: Beartooth at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (Mo2gk)

247 1. Destroy anything WHITE male.

In academia, there are already papers proclaiming that black/Hispanic/Muslim men, gay or straight, are just as oppressory as whites and shouldn't have any "POC" status.

It just hasn't made it to Disney yet.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (ZGrMX)

248 Disney's business model:
1. Destroy anything male.
2. Promote rabid, loud mouthed feminists to insult fans.
3. Blame failure on sexism.
4. Go to step 1.
Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (B0mGw)


I see the same thing happening again with Kevin Smith's reimagining of the He-Man franchise. I don't know if Disney has that or not (wouldn't surprise me) but that model seems to be the go-to with all of the entertainment industry today. I'd be willing to bet that the new Ghostbusters is just an early 2000's version of woke. All the basic pieces will be there, just less rabid.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (wAnMi)

249 @177: "... dollars they paid for sports rights that aren't being returned?"

College football is their big money maker, and that's why ESPN has helped orchestrate the recent Texas and Oklahoman to the SEC drama. NBA rights were grossly overpriced, and the ratings have declined faster than expected, despite ESPN going outta their way to over-promote NBA analysis on all their opinion shows. ABC/ESPN is an also ran in the NFL space, but maybe they'll overbid for more games in coming years.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (+WWsf)

250 I would love for them to do a ROM: Space Knight movie.

Of course they will fuck it up, but still, it would be interesting to see. It's one of those random comics I liked back in the day.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (eq2Rd)

251 Hey Bert! How are you feeling?
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:39 AM


About the same, so overall not too bad. Very fatigued and still can't break the fever. Sense of taste is sort of slowly coming back. Also, I've lost 8 pounds since Friday due to lack of appetite (trust me, I can afford to loose it).

Posted by: Bert G at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (UJh+r)

252 "Nobody" was a pleasantly decent movie, John Wick-ish if anyone's interested.
Posted by: Thrawn at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (5aFbR)



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Just watched it a week ago. It's a whole lot of fun, but the writing is very lazy. I'd watch it again in a second though.

Posted by: 496 at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (VJsqe)

253 Chernobyl was great. Bad Blood was great. Lillyhammer was lots of fun. Husband and I are enjoying a BBC show called Old Tricks. 12 seasons of it on Amazon. Silly fun.

Posted by: WhyBanned at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (YkawN)

254 Alpha Flight was a very good series because John
Byrne's art was freaking awesome and because Wolverine was like the
Sixth Beatle in the group.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (eq2Rd)

Loved Byrne's work on Wolverine and Alpha Flight. Met him when I worked in the industry, a bitter old man unfortunately.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (k/TB6)

255 Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 11:29 AM (wAnMi)

How is "Nobody"? Word of mouth is saying it is pretty good.

I have not watched The Tomorrow War but I saw TCD's review of it. To me it sounded like he was on the fence with it. Yes there were plot holes and things that you had to suspend belief, but it was as if they did not give a fuck and did it anyway. I might give it a whirl this weekend.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (qoLdL)

256 Whoa...whoa...whoa...
Which sister?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:37 AM (V6f9+)
++++
I really expected to see this as posted by a "Hunter Biden" sock...
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (3p5uk)

Or Joey from Friends. I just don't do sock games well

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (V6f9+)

257 Real Housewives star Kyle Richards hospitalized after walking into beehive.

Posted by: wth at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (v0R5T)

258 "I see the same thing happening again with Kevin Smith's reimagining of the He-Man franchise."

Saves me the time of going out and watching it and having to pretend to care to justify why I was insulted by it. How do you feminize He-Man?

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (B0mGw)

259 I've been at home for a year and a half. I do take the dogs to the woods on Sunday. I work from home and I use instacart for shopping. We got the mask mandate lifted for all of three weeks, so I was starting to do my own shopping again. Now it's back. I've taken to doing very long drives away from here.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (5HBd1)

260 I'm flabbergasted at this. Give ten character-driven sci-fi stories to ten different nobodies with $50K and a couple of Canon SLRs that record video and let it roll. See what comes out, then give the best three performers $150K and a requirement to make a movie length feature.

Lather, rinse, repeat with romance, crime, etc.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


Reboot Firefly.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (hTPJO)

261 Black Widow was in part a rip off Moonraker
And part of that was making the villain a lame ass bureaucrat type like Drax.

One of several own goals in the movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (a0lWM)

262 Rakuten VIKI they have all the Korean Dramas, if you like Kingdom DARK HOLE is a zombie/murder mystery

Taxi Driver is a revenge drama where people that were wronged and didn't get justice this Taxi Company will get Justice for you. Really love this show.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (dKiJG)
++++
Koreans do revenge stories very well. I am always on the lookout for a good one. I'll add it to my watch list.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (3p5uk)

263 "Nobody" was a pleasantly decent movie, John Wick-ish if anyone's interested.

Good flick, although you can basically count off the John Wick plot points as they go by since it's from the same producers. They don't make the mistake of trying to world-build though.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (ZGrMX)

264 Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Biden Is Not My President at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (XSRBF)

Does Mooch know you've stolen her hash?

Posted by: David Gilmour at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (h5TKJ)

265 I wonder if Fringe is rewatchable. Has anyone rewatched? Wifey wants to.

I mean Anna Torv is certainly easy enough on the eyes.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (sliVX)

266 227 @178

Alpha Flight was a very good series because John Byrne's art was freaking awesome and because Wolverine was like the Sixth Beatle in the group.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (eq2Rd)

Because Logan wanted to slip the adamantium bone to Heather, yeah. I read a few issues of that. Pretty gory, iirc. Edgy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (csEWM)

267 the thing is is why does anybody have tv, who wants hot streaming digital vomit going into their house?

why not just have somebody disconnect the toilts from the sewage lnes so they flush into your house?

get rid of the tv, everything is better

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (C1cw5)

268 Loved Byrne's work on Wolverine and Alpha Flight. Met him when I worked in the industry, a bitter old man unfortunately.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (k/TB6)

Never meet your heroes.
Maybe 1 in 10 are decent people, seems like.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (V6f9+)

269 Heh Ace,
I tend to watch a lot of British TV including older series so I see more actors. Depends on what you watch I guess.

Posted by: whig at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (pO7gM)

270 so expect new lock-downs?

Posted by: My pronouns are MALE at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (l5R6/)

271 Professor Tosspot at Voxis productions did a nice review.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=av5mayf-awE
Posted by: Beartooth at July 27, 2021 11:42 AM (Mo2gk)

*fistbump* Voxis is great.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (csEWM)

272 It appears some Americans have been getting back to work
https://tinyurl.com/29ezm8x2

Posted by: USA at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (9n8Rx)

273 Norsemen was quite funny. Just 3 seasons though. Netf**cks cancelled it.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (4I/2K)

274 I watched Train to Busan. Pretty good.

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (uUDKV)

275 'm flabbergasted at this. Give ten character-driven sci-fi stories to ten different nobodies with $50K and a couple of Canon SLRs that record video and let it roll. See what comes out, then give the best three performers $150K and a requirement t make a movie length feature.
Lather, rinse, repeat with romance, crime, etc.
Posted by: M



nobody is ever giving you 50,000 cash, ever.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (C1cw5)

276 Or Joey from Friends. I just don't do sock games well
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (V6f9+)


I heard it as Joey, if it makes you feel better. It was in reply to Chandler's "your little men are gonna get scored on more times than your sister."

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (Ez6QX)

277 268 Never meet your heroes.
Maybe 1 in 10 are decent people, seems like.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (V6f9+)

=========

I'll never get to meet my hero: Genghis Khan.

I'll just have to learn to live with that hole in my life.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

278 Boy, isn't that the truth. If you watch any of the period pieces like The Crown, Victoria, Downton Abbey, Poldark, etc, etc. they recycle the same actors over and over. It's almost comical.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 27, 2021 11:41 AM (7ZQe3)

I've seen the Poirot series at least a dozen times. Every episode. I see actors and actresses from that series turn up in almost every newer Brit series I watch. I can even place them in the Poirot episode they appeared in.

Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (cF8AT)

279 270 so expect new lock-downs?
Posted by: My pronouns are MALE at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (l5R6/)

Gubernatorial races coming up soon. Why should they be denied a steal?

Posted by: CN at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (ONvIw)

280 so expect new lock-downs?
Posted by: My pronouns are MALE at July 27, 2021 11:45 AM (l5R6/)
++++
They warned us of the "NEW COVID SURGE" to begin on August 1st. They appear to be on schedule.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (3p5uk)

281 I watched Train to Busan. Pretty good.
Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (uUDKV)


I've had that on my Tubi watch list for a while. I need to get around to watching it.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (Ez6QX)

282 the funny thing is if the haridans in gov were aware that "lockdown" was code for "fuckathon" they would quit issuing them in a min.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (C1cw5)

283 nobody is ever giving you 50,000 cash, ever.

**

I hope not, at least not for making a movie.

I could recommend a story for twenty bucks, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (+blh7)

284 >>> would love for them to do a ROM: Space Knight movie.

Of course they will fuck it up, but still, it would be interesting to see. It's one of those random comics I liked back in the day.

I had the ROM toy and micronauts which were connected some how. I also still have the original big book graphic novel for it and original Battlestar gallatica. Not in plastic or anything like comicbook guy. Pretty well worn like all my worthless Topps cards.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (Q0EIj)

285 Saves me the time of going out and watching it and having to pretend to care to justify why I was insulted by it. How do you feminize He-Man?

Spoilers:
He-Man and Skeletor are incapacitated in the pilot, and the show is actually about Teela and her black girlfriend. I'm not making this up. It sounds like a Ryan Long skit, but it's real.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (ZGrMX)

286 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!

Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)

287 "I see the same thing happening again with Kevin Smith's reimagining of the He-Man franchise."



Saves me the time of going out and watching it and having to pretend
to care to justify why I was insulted by it. How do you feminize
He-Man?

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (B0mGw)

This is also happening with the new Snake Eyes movie (GI Joe), people are looking for some nostalgia and getting the skin suit treatment from Hollywood. Killing our childhood memories one IP at a time.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (k/TB6)

288 Related: You just know Hunter Biden will be making movies for Netflix in the next year or two.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (+blh7)

289 @254

Byrne was simply a more refined and comic friendly version of Kirby.

And then the three punks known as Jim Lee, Rob Leifeld and Todd Macfarlen hit the scene and screwed up comics forever.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (eq2Rd)

290 Real Housewives star Kyle Richards hospitalized after walking into beehive.
Posted by: wth at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (v0R5T)


And took a bunch of selfies in the hospital with an oxygen mask on, because apparently that's what people do.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (Ez6QX)

291 Particularly enjoyed Walter Koenig's character on B5.

Also have a B5 image as my computer's wallpaper.

Defund the psi-cops!

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (w9Wax)

292 How do you feminize He-Man?
Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (B0mGw)

You kill him and then make the real hero the shaved head lesbian who's all about her feelz and how unfair it is that she struggles with being so awesome...

Can't fucking believe the same guy wrote Guardian Devil for Daredevil.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (V6f9+)

293 Never meet your heroes.
Maybe 1 in 10 are decent people, seems like.
Posted by: M


what he said, nothing ruins a hero faster than that

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (C1cw5)

294 "They warned us of the 'NEW COVID SURGE' to begin on August 1st. They appear to be on schedule."

That's fine. Trump will be back in office by the end of the month.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (B0mGw)

295 "what is everyone doing with their free time?"

I've been hooked on audio books for about 15 months now. Either thru Audible or free from the local library. Non-fiction, lots of biographies.
I like it because it isn't all engaging, I can putter around, fix things, do dishes, etc. while listening.

Posted by: hairy ears at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (aAP3z)

296 286 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!
Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)

I mean, these terrible cretins weren't even dressed as a TV character!!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (/EuRN)

297 Reboot Firefly.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (hTPJO)

THIS.

Posted by: My pronouns are MALE at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (l5R6/)

298 BBC inserting " people of colour" into everything is pretty obnoxious. Of course now we have that here...

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (uUDKV)

299 #PSICORPSDIDNOTHINGWRONG

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (V6f9+)

300 76 . . . There's no place for them to go but down.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale
___________

This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (9vQJW)

301 Family doc refused an ivermectin script, saying that it doesn't work and "they' don't want him to prescribe it. Didn't get a chance to ask who "they" are, seemed like that question ended our appointment.
Posted by: Inisfree at July 27, 2021 11:22 AM (JvFhS)

This is where you break your doctor and explain the relationship. He is a consultant about your health. He is not the final arbiter. Unless he can justify why taking Ivermectin would violate "Do No Harm" then he better be writing the script.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (EpDzw)

302 I do still use You Tube. It's the only time I use the tv. Should drop it and probably will as I get busier.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (5HBd1)

303 257 Real Housewives star Kyle Richards hospitalized after walking into beehive.
Posted by: wth at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (v0R5T)

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Sounds awful. His butt must be wiped!

Posted by: 496 at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (VJsqe)

304 I hope not, at least not for making a movie.

I could recommend a story for twenty bucks, though.
Posted by: M


for that much I could get a girl to do hardcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (C1cw5)

305 A Firefly reboot would be terrible. You know the kind of people they would get to write it

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (uUDKV)

306 I have been watching Midsomer Murders on Roku. Decent writing and they do not give away who the killer was. Currently I am on season 13, I think there are 22 or so.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (qoLdL)

307 If ace wrote a book it would probably be the first top ten to use the word snizz.

Posted by: Bosk at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (FgPjD)

308 I watched Train to Busan. Pretty good.

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (uUDKV)
checkout the Peninsula, kind of a sequel to TTB, not bad. Tubi is one of the better free streaming services.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (k/TB6)

309 223 In my opinion, they screwed up the culmination of the Shadow War- the thing the entire series had been building toward.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (csEWM)


Season 4 definitely had a rushed feeling to it due to JMS's decision to wrap up both the Shadow War and civil war in the same season as he feared that a 5th season may not be green-lit. Still, it was my favorite of the series with 3 being a close second.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (DTX3h)

310 296 286 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!
Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)


And Capitol Police weeping? FFS...Someone should "look" into those cops.. See if their bank accounts have "increased."

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (Zmnko)

311 Heh. I use up all of my entertainment time on this here blog. I don't have time for TV or Netflix.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 27, 2021 11:50 AM (Hrwnm)

312 Live stream the Netflix executive board if it goes full Roman gladitorial with a genuine bloodbath and then Netflix might turn a profit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 27, 2021 11:50 AM (htTIe)

313 288 Related: You just know Hunter Biden will be making movies for Netflix in the next year or two.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (+blh7)

Two hours of a black screen and the sound of someone open-palm slapping a raw ham.

But only available if you subscribe to Netflix+ for an extra 10,000 yuan/mo.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 27, 2021 11:50 AM (/EuRN)

314 "BBC inserting " people of colour" into everything is pretty obnoxious."

My favorite equality trope is the black knight in medieval historical fictions. Pretty sure my brain bleeds when I see it.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:50 AM (B0mGw)

315 I'll never get to meet my hero: Genghis Khan.

I'll just have to learn to live with that hole in my life.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

Odds are, you're related to him?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (V6f9+)

316 I saw Freaky this week onHBOMax -
Pretty lame
Vince vaughn as always was good
But the movie was very much written in a teh ghey woke mode.
Up to and including the silly teh ghey trope that one's body doesn't matter if their soul is so beautiful. As in the teenage boy who likes the main girl decides he wants to tongue kiss the gross nasty brown tooth serial killer cuz the girls soul is inside his body. Imagine that.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (a0lWM)

317 I don't have Netfux but if I did I would have dropped it like a Hot Stelter the day they made the Ofuckstick announcement.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (sliVX)

318 BBC inserting " people of colour" into everything is pretty obnoxious. Of course now we have that here...


People of Color inserting BBC into everything???

Posted by: JoeF. at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (mR6Gs)

319 Can't fucking believe the same guy wrote Guardian Devil for Daredevil.

I saw a theory on the Twats that Kevin Smith actually died when he had his heart attack, and the new skinny guy claiming to be him isn't. Works as well as anything.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (ZGrMX)

320 315 I'll never get to meet my hero: Genghis Khan.

I'll just have to learn to live with that hole in my life.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:46 AM (LvTSG)

Odds are, you're related to him?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (V6f9+)

=========

I would call him Papa Bear.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (LvTSG)

321 306 I have been watching Midsomer Murders on Roku. Decent writing and they do not give away who the killer was. Currently I am on season 13, I think there are 22 or so.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:49

Midsomer might be the most dangerous place in the world.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (cSyAR)

322 Freaky was a yuge disappointment after Happy Death Day 1 and 2.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (sliVX)

323 25-54 is the coveted demo because that is the group that spends the most money. Those under 24 have no money to spend. Those over 55 have all the shit they need and no longer spend even if they have the money.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (jAjO8)

324
I've been meaning to watch Chernobyl...

But first, I will watch all of John Carpenter's movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (LvTSG)



Chernobyl is fantastically creepy. It helps that I'd watched a few modeling vids on yootoob just beforehand which featured Pripyat ruins dioramas. Oh, and a kind of shitty horror flick called Chernobyl Diaries which only had the creepy setting to recommend it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (n+4am)

325 I doubt they had a chance in hell of making a real profit.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

With Hollywood accounting thats the plan, the stock valuation just drives their cost of money. The fools who buy their stock should be surfing for short term gains.

Posted by: Jean at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (Xih1H)

326 It's hard to believe the African Americans in Britain are okay with that term.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (+blh7)

327 Disney is carrying its own crippling debt with regards to ESPN. Remember all the bits that used to be posted here about the dollars they paid for sports rights that aren't being returned? That's all still there. Now that the NBA may be permanently crippled as a viewer draw, that leaves college football and cornhole.

Good luck, mouse.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (uhPTO)


There was an article years ago about how ESPN bought the rights to all the obscure bag of dicks football bowls, figuring all the alumni would flock to see their 5-6 teams embarrass themselves one last time, and the enneffell wild card games no other network wanted. Except the alumni said fuck that and Disney Sports was stuck with this huge future liability (they went big on buying them for multiple years) that couldn't be offset by trimming staff. It was incredibly stupid.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (y7DUB)

328 I have netflix through daughters account. It's weird how much I don't watch.
If she were to dump it I'd hardly notice.

Posted by: Bosk at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (FgPjD)

329 Just got back in from the store. Hardly any masks.

This post is the first good news of the day. Hope the slide continues to the point where it's too expensive to keep the lights on for these ass hats.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (BFigT)

330 And then the three punks known as Jim Lee, Rob Leifeld and Todd Macfarlen hit the scene and screwed up comics forever.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (eq2Rd)

Heh, I worked for that last guy in your list. I can confirm this. He started image so artists could have their own properties, which he stripped that option out for the artists working for him. Self fulfilling prophecy.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (k/TB6)

331 322 Freaky was a yuge disappointment after Happy Death Day 1 and 2.
Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (sliVX)

==========

"Hey, Jason Blum, we've made a couple of movies together. They were cheap and made some money. I have an idea for another genre mashup. It's kind of rough right now. I could use another couple of months rewriting it."

"No, I've already hired the casting director. You film next week."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

332 286 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!
Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)

-----
More than a few people were actually in NYC on 9/11... like millions. They, and anyone else who remembers that day, should be riding him out on a rail.

Posted by: 496 at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (VJsqe)

333 298 BBC inserting " people of colour" into everything is pretty obnoxious. Of course now we have that here...
Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:48 AM (uUDKV


It lays the groundwork for "people of pallor" jokes, though.

Posted by: Emmie -- we need more Trump, not less at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (Hrwnm)

334 As for what I do with my time, I have a demanding job and 2 kids under 10. I make time for exercise, I read a lot, and I occasionally play games. I definitely wish I had more free time. (TV was previously something that was on while I was doing dishes, working late at night, or exercising)
Posted by: Mrs. Peel


Get an antenna and at least pick up over the air ION Tv.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (hTPJO)

335 There is a Netflix show set in 1830s England and focused on the aristocracy. And yet the main characters are black. Cuz yeah that makes sense.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (jAjO8)

336 Disney is carrying its own crippling debt with regards to ESPN. Remember all the bits that used to be posted here about the dollars they paid for sports rights that aren't being returned? That's all still there. Now that the NBA may be permanently crippled as a viewer draw, that leaves college football and cornhole.

Good luck, mouse.
Posted by: Grudge Harbor at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (uhPTO)
++++
They really denatured Miramax after they got their hands on it. I don't know if they have a subsidiary that would show cornholing anymore...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (3p5uk)

337 I enjoyed watching Death in Paradise. Easy to watch it was.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (cSyAR)

338 My favorite equality trope is the black knight in medieval historical fictions. Pretty sure my brain bleeds when I see it.
Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:50 AM (B0mGw)

Usually explained--if they bother--as being a "Blackamoor" discovered and adopted by the titular Knight--during Crusading.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (mR6Gs)

339 "Never meet your heroes."

I met mine.

Magneto.

Which is wrong on several levels

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (49Exr)

340 Uh, uh, I've got a great idea for one of the, uh, shows!

They just have a camera on me watching NBA games.

Oh, and another one---replays of my speeches.

And then another one can be me watching "Saved By The Bell" reruns.

Posted by: Barack Obama at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (9vQJW)

341 I have been watching Midsomer Murders on Roku. Decent writing and they do not give away who the killer was. Currently I am on season 13, I think there are 22 or so.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:49

Midsomer might be the most dangerous place in the world.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (cSyAR)


Heh, I read the description for that and thought, just how many murders can there be in a "small country village"?

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)

342 324 Oh, and a kind of shitty horror flick called Chernobyl Diaries which only had the creepy setting to recommend it.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (n+4am)

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That had Olivia Dudley in it. She has bouncy bits.

https://tinyurl.com/msj9pzsj

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (LvTSG)

343 Here's entertainment. NumNum cat, with musical accompaniment.

https://tinyurl.com/4e2b7y52

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (E+OcO)

344 I saw a theory on the Twats that Kevin Smith actually died when he had his heart attack, and the new skinny guy claiming to be him isn't. Works as well as anything.

I think he's legit awful and always has been. The phenomenon of people who purposely watch Kevin Smith productions and are surprised to be disappointed merits scientific study.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (QU5/8)

345 I heard they trotted out the ol "racial slurs were thrown" and the Deadly Attack On The Capitol hearings.

Posted by: f'd at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (+y8uL)

346 "Usually explained--if they bother--as being a "Blackamoor" discovered and adopted by the titular Knight--during Crusading."

Which makes sense. That happened all the time. Apparently.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (B0mGw)

347 326 It's hard to believe the African Americans in Britain are okay with that term.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (+blh7)

Can't be that many African Americans in Britain.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (z5Vrg)

348
Oh is Quislinger 'crying,' then?

I'm sure he's weeping actual non-politician tears, like humans make, about the staggering horror of January 6th, a day that makes Babi Yar look a peanut.

Fercrissakes, this whole charade makes the Soviet show-trials look serious and real by comparison. This shit is amateur night at the community theater.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (JN3xP)

349 I am interested in the return of Dexter. Loved that show until the last season was kind of a dumpster fire.

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (uUDKV)

350 And Capitol Police weeping? FFS...Someone should "look" into those cops.. See if their bank accounts have "increased."
Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (Zmnko)

I saw a photo of one cop on my browser when I started it up. All I could think was "Fire him. Fire him now." He's obviously been neutered at some point.

Posted by: WiNO - The Odds Are Never in Our Favor at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (EpDzw)

351 I don't have disposable income. I'm closing in on $10,000 this year, almost triple last year.

Posted by: SFGoth at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (KAi1n)

352 And then the three punks known as Jim Lee, Rob Leifeld and Todd Macfarlen hit the scene and screwed up comics forever.

Peter David is an annoying liberal twat, but he wrote some damn good comics (which Disney-Marvel has now retconned out of existence) and he had Todd MacFarlane's number from day one.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (ZGrMX)

353 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!
Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)

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More than a few people were actually in NYC on 9/11... like millions. They, and anyone else who remembers that day, should be riding him out on a rail.
Posted by: 496 at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (VJsqe)

In a real hearing, they would get the chance.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (mR6Gs)

354 I read that The Thumb Stetler had his butt wiped... wiped out over the weekend. He's now longer a power bottom but just a bottom.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (w5raC)

355 I'm watching Downton Abbey on Amazon.. I'm hooked

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:55 AM (Zmnko)

356 @327: "... ESPN bought the rights to all the obscure bag of dicks football bowls ..."

Not sure I agree with the analysis though. ESPN was trying to freeze out competitors as they more or less own the college football space. Bottom tier college bowls are a loss leader and keep university athletic directors happy.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 27, 2021 11:55 AM (+WWsf)

357 Wife Started to watch SCARE STREET and she stopped watching when they had the teen girl lesbian love plot line in.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 27, 2021 11:55 AM (dKiJG)

358 I heard they trotted out the ol "racial slurs were thrown" and the Deadly Attack On The Capitol hearings.
Posted by: f'd at July 27, 2021 11:54 AM (+y8uL)

Spitting too?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Free Agent (4I/2K) at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (4I/2K)

359 >>>
I think he's legit awful and always has been. The phenomenon of people who purposely watch Kevin Smith productions and are surprised to be disappointed merits scientific study.

agreed. never understood the appeal. The only thing I liked in all of Kevin Smith's movies was the actor who played Randal in Clerks.

I just don't find Smith funny.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (0G13K)

360 "BBC inserting " people of colour"

That's not going to age well. It racist, marginalizing whites as sub-people because they are without skin color (even though white is a color and "white" people are light brown).

All their statues will get pulled down. Only difference will be that they already knew better.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (49Exr)

361 Midsomer Murders can be a fun show. Murder amidst the Jane Austin crowd was one though the drone angle was a bit iffy. "The Animal Within" is probably my most favourite episode or perhaps "The Creeper."

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (htTIe)

362 Clerks was good. Everything else Kevin Smith was not. Maybe Mall Rats.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (jAjO8)

363 349 I am interested in the return of Dexter. Loved that show until the last season was kind of a dumpster fire.
Posted by: steevy

Dexter will probably be righteously killing eviiiil deplorable wrongthinkers

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (oEn12)

364 130 If it's a Netflix original production you can count on it having some ghey, multi racial, woke bullshit, even if it is a period piece which has nothing to do with the story line. They just have to place gratuitous crap in there because that's what they do.

Posted by: Pete Seria at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (7ZQe3)

I notice you've seen Shadow and Bone

Posted by: Defenestratus at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (qiiRE)

365 I don't have disposable income. I'm closing in on $10,000 this year, almost triple last year.
Posted by: S


I thought you were a lawyer?

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (C1cw5)

366 I've been meaning to watch Chernobyl...

But first, I will watch all of John Carpenter's movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:33 AM (LvTSG)


Chernobyl is not historically accurate...God knows I've been told that about a million times...but it is a good watch.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (uYkml)

367 335 There is a Netflix show set in 1830s England and focused on the aristocracy. And yet the main characters are black. Cuz yeah that makes sense.
Posted by: Joe XiDen
_________

I've seen people watching that as their in-flight "entertainment." I want to slap them upside the head and ask, "Have you no shame?"

Posted by: Furious George at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (9vQJW)

368 I'm watching Downton Abbey on Amazon.. I'm hooked
Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:55 AM (Zmnko)


Maggie Smith is great.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (Ez6QX)

369 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (LvTSG)

Pretty much that although to be fair the lead actress in HDD carries those movies.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (sliVX)

370 Midsomer might be the most dangerous place in the world.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 27, 2021 11:51 AM (cSyAR)

Maybe Barnaby is related to Angela Lansbury's character in "Murder She Wrote"

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (qoLdL)

371 "That's not going to age well. It racist, marginalizing whites as sub-people because they are without skin color"

Eh. By the time anyone cares, they'll all be dead and buried in mass graves.

Posted by: squid_hunt at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (B0mGw)

372 I thought Palm Springs was reasonably entertaining.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (sliVX)

373 Not sure I agree with the analysis though. ESPN was trying to freeze out competitors as they more or less own the college football space. Bottom tier college bowls are a loss leader and keep university athletic directors happy.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 27, 2021 11:55 AM (+WWsf)
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But they're also where you see insane, sloppy play because there's no reason not to. It doesn't matter so you might as well go for broke.

Like this:
https://youtu.be/eF3LN5TV8i4

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (3p5uk)

374 It was incredibly stupid.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 11:52 AM (y7DUB)

Ah yes. Disney's business plan in a nutshell!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (Q9lwr)

375 Maggie Smith is great.
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (Ez6QX)

Agreed

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (Zmnko)

376 363 The unvaccinated....

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 11:57 AM (uUDKV)

377 I'll tell you who is awesome that I only just discovered. Jean Smart. Maybe the best actress on TV.

Posted by: ... at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (sliVX)

378 Still, seems like a property that's really set in the hopeful 1960s and doesn't really translate to today.

Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (0G13K)



We're basically living the world of the FF origin now: Private space launches by capitalists rather than nation-states.

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (hhRHf)

379 136 My favorite are the old British detectives like Morse. Where they do 10
minutes on traveling to get a file. Five minutes walking into the
building to retrieve the file. Another 5 minutes going through the
drawer with the file in it. And a few minutes reading the file.
Riveting.

and then the case is solved by some off-hand remark sgt. lewis makes.

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (v3pYe)

380 366 Chernobyl is not historically accurate...God knows I've been told that about a million times...but it is a good watch.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 11:56 AM (uYkml)

========

I assume all filmed entertainment "based on a true story" is at least 90% ahistorical.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (LvTSG)

381
Heh, I read the description for that and thought, just how many murders can there be in a "small country village"?
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:53 AM (Ez6QX)


Just wait until you get to Sanford...

Posted by: Nicholas Angel, PC at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (n+4am)

382 286 Y'all, Kinzinger's full-on crying while testifying about the WORST DAY EVER!!!
Posted by: Ktgreat at July 27, 2021 11:47 AM (AD3JT)
........

The day his testicles were supposed to drop... and didn't?

Posted by: wth at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (v0R5T)

383 But they're also where you see insane, sloppy play because there's no reason not to.

*

Ah, so 55% of FBS teams and 100% of HBCU teams.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Juneteenth, because we needed another holiday celebrating white people being badass at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (qs1Py)

384 Never meet your heroes.
Maybe 1 in 10 are decent people, seems like.
Posted by: M

Mickey Mantle gave my friend and I $20 to run and buy a pack of cigarettes from the concession stand for him in the early 60's. iirc the cigs were about $.25.

We did. He told us to keep the change.

Hero status:

[ ] Destroyed
[X] Secured forever

Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (6WCwE)

385 Just wait until you get to Sanford...
Posted by: Nicholas Angel, PC at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (n+4am)


Ah, so it's for The Greater Good.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)

386 I was shocked they didnt introduce a black character in Downton Abbey. They had that one jazz singer but that fit in realistically with the time period. I will give them kudos for not making half the cast of an Englisnmanor in 1910s black.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (jAjO8)

387 I assume all filmed entertainment "based on a true story" is at least 90% ahistorical.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (LvTSG)


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Heh. And then there's the "Inspired by a true story" which is even more ahistorical.

Posted by: 496 at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (VJsqe)

388 Clerks was good. Everything else Kevin Smith was not. Maybe Mall Rats.

I liked everything he did up to 2001 or so to varying degrees. Dogma was probably his best flick, but it's not as quotable as his other stuff. He'd crucify his 1990s self now, there were all kinds of "problematic" plot points in those movies.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (ZGrMX)

389 "My favorite equality trope is the black knight in medieval historical fictions. Pretty sure my brain bleeds when I see it.

Posted by: squid_hunt "

Watched a movie the other day about the Roman army and their many problems in England. Little did I know there were legionnaires of color.

Posted by: Ripley at July 27, 2021 12:00 PM (MxEKc)

390 the only upside of an MCU fantastic four, I think, is that John Sexton, a huge F4 fan, tells me that they have not been done right in the movies. they are explorers/adventurers, not crime-fighters. Tho they do that on occasion. But the real point of F4, Sexton tells me, is the spirit of adventure and sci-fi wonder.

I assume Marvel will try that.

Still, seems like a property that's really set in the hopeful 1960s and doesn't really translate to today.
Posted by: ace at July 27, 2021 11:34 AM (0G13K)


In the M-She-U's latest outing, the F4 will explore why white males are so toxic. Starring Ella Emhoff as Reed Richards.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 12:00 PM (uYkml)

391
We did. He told us to keep the change.

Hero status:

[ ] Destroyed
[X] Secured forever
Posted by: Tonypete at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (6WCwE)

Ah. So, your loyalties are for sale?

Posted by: HR at The Dispatch at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (JN3xP)

392 Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (jAjO

I'm sure they would now.. It ended in 2015 or 16.. We weren't so "woke" then

Posted by: It's me donna at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (Zmnko)

393 The first time I saw Clerks I thought it was hilarious. Then I rewatched it when I was bored. It didn't age well.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (y7DUB)

394 The entertainment industry, like the government, seems to think that the general public has an infinitely deep source of money to give to them.
IT'S NOT INFINITE

Posted by: SMOD at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (RHGPo)

395 Nood clownshow.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (z5Vrg)

396
Just wait until you get to Sanford...
Posted by: Nicholas Angel, PC at July 27, 2021 11:58 AM (n+4am)

Ah, so it's for The Greater Good.
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 27, 2021 11:59 AM (Ez6QX)



*creepy chanting*

The Greater Good....

Posted by: The NWA at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (n+4am)

397 Soooo... Disney revamped the Jungle Cruise ride to make it PC.... AND is about to release a Jungle Cruise Movie, where one of the main characters is Gay...

and also stars Dwayne Johnson... who many have their doubts about...

Disney can DIAF.

Posted by: Romeo13 at July 27, 2021 12:01 PM (oHd/0)

398 Nooooooood! Farce.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (uYkml)

399 341 Heh, I read the description for that and thought, just how many murders can there be in a "small country village"?
you'd be surprised.

Posted by: Jessica Fletcher at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (v3pYe)

400 The Magnificent Seven remake was so obnoxiously diverse

Posted by: steevy at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (uUDKV)

401 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (khAeP)

402 In the M-She-U's latest outing, the F4 will explore why white males are so toxic. Starring Ella Emhoff as Reed Richards.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 27, 2021 12:00 PM (uYkml)

After 3 FF reboots, they need to just stop.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (k/TB6)

403 37 dick All at once?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 27, 2021 12:02 PM (jAjO8)

404 If I had more free time, I wouldn't spend it on TV! Got a list of projects as long as your arm. Just trying to make the time for them.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 27, 2021 12:03 PM (8548M)

405 When the Avengers and X-Men get lumped together like some sort of Canadian casserole, that's when I'll do a little jig and hope that all video entertainment becomes CGI.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 27, 2021 12:03 PM (bCkNL)

406 Husband and I are enjoying a BBC show called Old Tricks. 12 seasons of it on Amazon. Silly fun.

Posted by: WhyBanned at July 27, 2021 11:43 AM (YkawN)

Do you mean 'New Tricks'?

Posted by: Tami at July 27, 2021 12:04 PM (cF8AT)

407 We must not let them forget, this is Michelle Obama's network. Michelle Obama is directly responsible for Netflix and their products. She nodded and gave assent to working with Netflix, the child pornography-peddlers who produced and aired "Cuties." When Michelle Obama inevitably runs for president, we have to hang this around her neck. She owns it. She creates it. It's hers.

Posted by: Smallish Bees at July 27, 2021 12:04 PM (3f9R+)

408 I could recommend a story for twenty bucks, though.
Posted by: M


for that much I could get a girl to do hardcore.

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 27, 2021 11:49 AM (C1cw5)
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Same as in town?

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs (2pCaU) at July 27, 2021 12:04 PM (bogXd)

409 ESPN buying shifty bowls was to fill early Dec.

NBA tradition started Thanksgiving and NFL didn't have mid week games. CBB conference schedule hadn't started so most games were blowouts.

Typically very little competition for sports viewers and the BWW type bars to bring people in.

A loss leader, but some revenue is better than none when you've got fixed costs to cover and can advertise upcoming stuff

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at July 27, 2021 12:05 PM (BbCS4)

410 130 If it's a Netflix original production you can count on it having some ghey, multi racial, woke bullshit, even if it is a period piece which has nothing to do with the story line

==

ok, they put black aristos into Bridgertons, but they put in a backstory to explain it, and as an alternate history/ parallel world it actually works. Having read way too manymodern regency fluff novels, I enjoyed the show.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 27, 2021 12:05 PM (oEn12)

411 If I had more free time, I wouldn't spend it on TV! Got a list of projects as long as your arm. Just trying to make the time for them.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 27, 2021 12:03 PM (8548M)
++++
Then you don't have much to do at all!

:: sobs ::

Posted by: Michelle Fields at July 27, 2021 12:06 PM (3p5uk)

412 A Fantastic Four movie would have to follow the pattern set by the first Christopher Reeve Superman film. Bright and optimistic. No way that's going to be made today, there are no awards for bright and optimistic.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 27, 2021 12:08 PM (E+OcO)

413 Good flick, although you can basically count off the John Wick plot points as they go by since it's from the same producers. They don't make the mistake of trying to world-build though.
Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 11:44 AM (ZGrMX)


Actually, they more than hinted at the world building - maybe as much as the first Wick. For instance, Hutch is a member of some shady secret government agency - tasked with "auditing" their own people. Yurian is a member of a version of the Russian mafia, tasked with protecting their retirement fund. I could easily see a sequel building on these 2 things - and at some point even putting Wick and Mansell in the same world, pitting them against each other or a common foe. I think it ended with more "sequel" written on it that the original John Wick, which easily could have wrapped with him walking off with his new buddy. But of course, they probably hoped it would make its money back at the time.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at July 27, 2021 12:17 PM (wAnMi)

414 12 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at July 27, 2021 11:28 AM (dKiJG)

Major Grom looks like a good movie. Just bought the last copy on Amazon. I'm going to surprise Ms. Mishdog with it.

Posted by: Mishdog at July 27, 2021 12:17 PM (cqAUI)

415 I wouldn't mind another season of Tribes of Europa

Posted by: Eisenhorn at July 27, 2021 12:20 PM (9ZuL0)

416
Am I the only one spending spending more time on YouTube because it has more interesting subjects and many of these armatures are just better than the "professionals"?

Posted by: YIKES! at July 27, 2021 12:21 PM (t6XCL)

417 "War." If only.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 27, 2021 12:21 PM (QGFQo)

418 I could easily see a sequel building on these 2 things - and at some point even putting Wick and Mansell in the same world, pitting them against each other or a common foe.

I agree the hooks are there for world-building, but they didn't make the John Wick 2 mistake of dwelling on them.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

419 Am I the only one spending spending more time on YouTube because it has more interesting subjects and many of these armatures are just better than the "professionals"?

Definitely not.

Posted by: Ian S. at July 27, 2021 12:21 PM (ZGrMX)

420 232 Does the doctor say that the vaccine DOES work, btw?
Posted by: Moron Robbie - How are doctors confirming you have the delta variant, and are they even testing? at July 27, 2021 11:40 AM (+blh7)

Dr Varon and Dr Osgood interviews by Dr Mobeen Syed are great. They support the vaccine and ivermectin, and speak honestly about vaccine injuries and treating them as well.

Posted by: WhyBanned at July 27, 2021 12:22 PM (YkawN)

421 I've been watching "The Mentalist." Completely missed this when it originally ran. Excellent.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 27, 2021 12:22 PM (QGFQo)

422 Dr Been medical lectures on YouTube are great. He has had several episodes censored so he is moving to Odysee, but his interviews with covid specialists are fantastic.

Posted by: WhyBanned at July 27, 2021 12:23 PM (YkawN)

423 Most of the shows on Netflix are horrible. Reruns from other networks, crappy movies and remakes of real movies using bad actors and very little money for production. The good shows they do carry can't seem to produce an 8 episode season every year. 12-18 months is the earliest for the good ones.

Posted by: Alfred at July 27, 2021 12:26 PM (b6c/x)

424 Netflix sucks. Dropped them after cuties and have not looked back

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at July 27, 2021 12:28 PM (hcBUz)

425 haven`t watched "tv shows" since g.o.t.....watched deadwood...justified..still watch movies......that`s about it over the last few decades...

now i watch asmr on youtube....every possible make and model of babe talking softly and showing ample cleavage.....very pleasant.....very relaxing...

very culturally enriching....

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at July 27, 2021 12:52 PM (GT8Ln)

426 Once other content providers started their own streaming services, the writing was on the wall for NETFLIX as content disappeared from their library. Their exclusives that they have remaining don't justify keeping it on a monthly basis. Folks can pretty much sign up for a month, binge watch what they need and then cancel and wait another year or so before doing that again. There really isn't a reason to keep them on a monthly basis.

Posted by: CDR M (Retired) at July 27, 2021 01:22 PM (cqZXM)

427 Ace.. Think of setting up a Locals account?

Far as I can tell, it's like Patreon but friendlier.. Dave Rubin and others like him are on there.

Something that's not paypal.

Posted by: Blanco at July 27, 2021 02:43 PM (w04O5)

428 Netflix? Cut due to that crap with Cuties.

Prime? Just got cut. "The Boys" was crap, but you can peddle what I watch AND crap.
However you can't use your official Prime Streaming account to attack me politically and have me still pay you.
Bridge too far there; and free shipping doesn't hit $15/month for me.

IMDB on Roku? Free with ads, and still what I watch.
For now, as they have most of what I was watching.
Until they go stupid and offend me.
Which I'm guessing they'll manage soon enough.

Posted by: ertdfg at July 27, 2021 02:44 PM (I388C)

429 You miss the living shit out of you, Andrew.

Posted by: David at July 27, 2021 04:18 PM (u9peP)

430 Whybanned, thanks! Will look into it.

Posted by: Inisfree at July 27, 2021 04:32 PM (JvFhS)

431 At some point...why doesn't CNN try something different for a change? I mean a monkey flinging poo at the camera could beat Cuomo ratings. And Cuomo seems like a giant asshole in private. So...? I mean why deal with him when his ratings are shit anyway?

Posted by: Inspector kemp at July 27, 2021 05:23 PM (+DS2f)

432 Re Black Widow, they sorta screwed the pooch on that.

First of all it is going backward from a storytelling perspective. Black widow is dead. So when guys are shooting at her, well I know they will miss.

Overall they are desperate to make her "one of the boys" and as tough as any man. Problem is 1) she's a little bitty thing 2) she's a spy. Have her do spy shit. Sneak aorund, heist things, disguises, seduce the bad guy, whatever. Making her a ground and pound punching machine doesn't work. 3) gender swapping characters - oh the shock! The surprise! It is no longer interesting (if it ever was). 4) They hired a female director because she is female, not an especially good director. 5) retconning in a family.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at July 27, 2021 05:31 PM (+DS2f)

433 F4 movie done right: Reed is ingenious but arrogant. Sue is powerful but has anxiety issues and is shy. Ben is a determined fighter, but is depressed about his looks, Johnny is a hot head extreme sports dude, who races into trouble. Each will have a arc that revolves aorund growing and changing, about overcoming internal as well as external obstacles.

F4 as they will make it: Sue is the leader and the only person with her head on straight. She is confident, and perfect. Reed will be a dickhead who's life would be better if he only listened more to Sue. Ben will wallow in depression, and need to be constantly coaxed into action by sue. Johnny will be changed to Jannie, and be the most powerful and awesome member, never making a mistake.

There will be no story arcs - the guys will never get better (because if they did they would potentially outshine the women), and the women are already as good as it is possible to be (hence any change would be detrimental).

Posted by: Inspector kemp at July 27, 2021 06:02 PM (+DS2f)

434 Good Bye Nut Flakes

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 27, 2021 06:35 PM (wGqjj)

435 In case Kevin Smith is here, killing off the character the fans like, then mocking them for it, is hardly a way to get them to watch.

Posted by: hurricane567 at July 28, 2021 12:24 AM (SHJNu)

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