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2021-01-16 11:45:40 PM  
Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.
 
2021-01-16 11:50:45 PM  
Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.
 
2021-01-16 11:53:09 PM  
Thanks but I'll be in the shop making stuff and occasionally come upstairs and watch a Republic of Doyle.
 
2021-01-16 11:58:51 PM  

carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.

Netflix is able to do this because, unlike the studios of old, many of the movies it releases are not produced in-house, but rather acquired from other companies


Third paragraph of the article.
 
2021-01-16 11:59:38 PM  

carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.


Best one last year was The Old Guard. Extraction and Project Power were pretty good.
 
2021-01-17 12:01:01 AM  
Netflix has a glut of garbage movies I have zero interest in, and they release more and more every day. Despite my initial skepticism, HBO Max's library of classic films is second to none compared with Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.
 
2021-01-17 12:04:25 AM  
American Assassin wasn't bad. Michael Keaton was a bad ass in it. That's about it.
 
2021-01-17 12:13:59 AM  
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2021-01-17 12:19:27 AM  
I think I'm ready to cancel Netflix and nothing will be lost. Prime with HBO is enough, I think.
 
2021-01-17 12:20:49 AM  

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The Wrong Missy was hysterical.
 
2021-01-17 12:26:00 AM  

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Netflix produced movies generally are sharts.
 
2021-01-17 12:29:38 AM  

scottydoesntknow: carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.

Best one last year was The Old Guard. Extraction and Project Power were pretty good.


Old Guard was formulaic and predictable.
And just generally not that good.
 
2021-01-17 12:35:28 AM  

Mugato: American Assassin wasn't bad. Michael Keaton was a bad ass in it. That's about it.


Actually that wasn't a Netflix original, it was a studio film that just went straight to Netflix. It had theatrical level production values and really should have been in theaters. It's a couple years old so it's not because of Covid.
 
2021-01-17 12:52:28 AM  
This is an odd advertising angle.

Good on you Fark, I  guess.

(Is there money here?)
 
2021-01-17 1:01:36 AM  

Mugato: Mugato: American Assassin wasn't bad. Michael Keaton was a bad ass in it. That's about it.

Actually that wasn't a Netflix original, it was a studio film that just went straight to Netflix. It had theatrical level production values and really should have been in theaters. It's a couple years old so it's not because of Covid.


It actually was in theatres, just came and went very quickly (only $30 million domestic and an additional $37 million overseas).
 
2021-01-17 1:08:04 AM  

carnifex2005: Mugato: Mugato: American Assassin wasn't bad. Michael Keaton was a bad ass in it. That's about it.

Actually that wasn't a Netflix original, it was a studio film that just went straight to Netflix. It had theatrical level production values and really should have been in theaters. It's a couple years old so it's not because of Covid.

It actually was in theatres, just came and went very quickly (only $30 million domestic and an additional $37 million overseas).


I did not know that. Too bad.
 
2021-01-17 1:52:26 AM  
Great, more for me to scroll through while I can't decide what to watch.
 
2021-01-17 2:21:24 AM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad.


Their best quality is K dramedy's, series, and animated series like Castlevania.
 
2021-01-17 2:55:08 AM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.


Yeah, but what other streaming service is inexpensive, comprehensive, has a large variety of content? Not all original movies or shows suck, some are quite good or at least entertaining. I do not want to have to have 10 different subscription services or have to pay ala cart per season or episode. Between Netflix and Amazon Prime, I don't really need anything else. Disney+ is strictly for Mandolorian (which the account is shared).
 
2021-01-17 5:16:24 AM  
Netflix just seems to have a better interface for navigation and seems to stream better. Hulu and Amazon have gotten better, but don't stream as well. Amazon did seem to get better at it this past year though.
 
2021-01-17 6:41:52 AM  
Dear God those previews did nothing to foster excitement in their product. A bunch of self congratulatory celebrities begging you to watch their lowpoint of their career so they can keep working during a pandemic
 
2021-01-17 6:48:46 AM  
Roger Waters predicted Netflix in 1979, " we have 2000+ channels of shiat on the TV to choose from "
 
2021-01-17 7:43:54 AM  

Charles of York: Roger Waters predicted Netflix in 1979, " we have 2000+ channels of shiat on the TV to choose from "


Weird Al mentioned it in a song too.
 
2021-01-17 8:15:15 AM  

scottydoesntknow: carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.

Best one last year was The Old Guard. Extraction and Project Power were pretty good.


I like the first two but bailed about 10 minutes into Project Power.  Everyone's acting, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt's was wooden.  He's the reason I opted to watch it as I've never seen a bad movie with him in it.
 
2021-01-17 8:18:21 AM  

Pextor: Charles of York: Roger Waters predicted Netflix in 1979, " we have 2000+ channels of shiat on the TV to choose from "

Weird Al mentioned it in a song too.


Bruce Springsteen - 57 Channels (And Nothin' On) (from In Concert/MTV Plugged)
Youtube 2xktsE-VaUs
 
2021-01-17 8:52:33 AM  
I could release a new movie every week, and quality-wise, they'd be on par with Netflix.
 
2021-01-17 9:41:03 AM  

scottydoesntknow: carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.

Best one last year was The Old Guard. Extraction and Project Power were pretty good.


The Ritual would like a word.
 
2021-01-17 9:43:15 AM  
I watched the new Netflix movie with Anthony Mackie in it last night - Outside The Wire.  It was crap.  I can put out a movie every week too but they aren't going to be great.
 
2021-01-17 9:47:11 AM  
*hesitates before clicking thread...

"Will it be the very Weeners? Surely not. Oh. There it is."

Netflix threads are now as predictable as fun threads.
 
2021-01-17 10:20:35 AM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.


There are a few Netflix originals that are good. I'm Thinking About Ending It, Mank, and Gerald's Game come to mind.
 
2021-01-17 10:44:15 AM  
"On the web"? Is it 1998 again?
 
2021-01-17 10:49:53 AM  

HeadbangerSmurf: I watched the new Netflix movie with Anthony Mackie in it last night - Outside The Wire.  It was crap.  I can put out a movie every week too but they aren't going to be great.



Same here.  It seemed OK at first before it devolved into the typical dystopian crap.  The Harp character was poorly written and poorly acted.  Some of the actions scenes with Leo were good.

This movie is on par with what a lot of 15-year old boys consider a great action movie.
 
2021-01-17 10:54:10 AM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.


They're like what video shops used to put "video premiere" on. Often starring Lance Henriksen or Dolph Lundgren (and of course mentioning the quallity stuff they'd been in.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.

They're screwed, unless they work out how to make interesting, lower-budget originals. You need more people who are like Soderbergh or Robert Rodriguez. You need people who can tell engrossing stories without leaving town, with props they got from a thrift store.
 
2021-01-17 11:38:10 AM  
The best thing about Netflix is that they've introduced an entire new generation to "The Last Airbender" and "The Legend of Korra."

I see kids on Twitter gushing about those shows as if they are brand new.

^____^

Also, Cobra Kai!
 
2021-01-17 12:05:35 PM  
How many of those are good? What if 60 are garbage?
 
2021-01-17 12:08:50 PM  

kryptoknightmare: Netflix has a glut of garbage movies I have zero interest in, and they release more and more every day. Despite my initial skepticism, HBO Max's library of classic films is second to none compared with Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.


Except that much of it comes from TMC which does sometime edit those classics for fear of offending modern audiences.
 
2021-01-17 12:31:25 PM  

kryptoknightmare: Netflix has a glut of garbage movies I have zero interest in, and they release more and more every day. Despite my initial skepticism, HBO Max's library of classic films is second to none compared with Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.


I turned it on last night and The Public Enemy was showing. Finally some Cagney. I hope this is just the start.
 
2021-01-17 12:32:05 PM  
Latinwolf: 'Except that much of it comes from TCM which does sometime edit those classics for fear of offending modern audiences.


__________________


examples?

Just last week they aired a WWII-era POPEYE cartoon (on Saturday morning, even) featuring grotesque-to-most-modern-viewpoints caricatures of the AXIS with absolutely no prelude or warning.
 
2021-01-17 2:02:30 PM  

Socrofece: The best thing about Netflix is that they've introduced an entire new generation to "The Last Airbender" and "The Legend of Korra."


I remember when Netflix was first rolling out streaming, The Last Airbender was among their first offerings.  Watching that whole series was what sold me on the formula, since I could stop and start to my heart's content.  Before, I believed it wouldn't lead anywhere because of the video quality and expensive peripherals to get it on your TV.

Glad to see the series is still doing wonders for the platform.
 
2021-01-17 3:33:11 PM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.



They've made quite a few excellent long form documentaries. I'm not sure you can sustain a service on long form documentaries
 
2021-01-17 4:13:52 PM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.


Yeah, that's the point.  'Straight-to-video' was what they did in the 90s.  'Staright-to-dvd' was the 00s.  The 10s and 20s version of that?  Straight-to-Streaming.

Anything released directly to a streaming service is not going to be good.  It's cheaply produced crap.

That's not to say all cheap-o movies are crap, there are OCCASIONALLY decent popcorn flicks out there.  And of course lots of cheap movies vie for awards, but those, by requirements of the Academy, need to be released to theaters.
 
2021-01-17 4:28:34 PM  

realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.


You haven't looked at prime video lately.

By and large all of the streaming platforms are fighting over straight to dvd content while maintaining a few prestige tier productions.

This however is a golden age for consumers.  Pay for no more than 3 months access to a platform at a time, consume the best of the last year's content and move on.
 
2021-01-17 4:33:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: carnifex2005: Too bad they mostly suck ass. Netflix needs a proper producer for their movies.

Best one last year was The Old Guard. Extraction and Project Power were pretty good.


Project power was watchable.  Extraction was like inserting a kidney stone into my kidney with a brillo pad.

Outside the wire was a decent comedy.  But I'm not sure it was supposed to be a comedy.
 
2021-01-17 4:34:36 PM  

JK8Fan: Netflix just seems to have a better interface for navigation and seems to stream better. Hulu and Amazon have gotten better, but don't stream as well. Amazon did seem to get better at it this past year though.


Oh fark don't get me started with the user experience with hbomax.

Not only do their gatekeep the fark out of their app it makes surfing myspace good.
 
2021-01-17 4:36:46 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: realmolo: Netflix's "original" movies are crap. They're straight-to-video level crap. Releasing 70 of them this year won't change that, though I suppose the odds are decent that at least one or 2 of them will be semi-watchable.

Netflix in general is just...odd. They were a victim of their own success. Once it was obvious that streaming was here to stay, all of the content owners cancelled their Netflix contracts as soon as possible (and Netflix's competitors simply out-bid them), leaving Netflix with not a heck of a lot of top-tier stuff. So now Netflix feels like a video store that doesn't have a "new releases" section. Lots of stuff, the vast majority of it old and bad, with a few hidden gems.

There are a few Netflix originals that are good. I'm Thinking About Ending It, Mank, and Gerald's Game come to mind.


Gerald's game..
Good?
 
2021-01-17 4:40:17 PM  

Chief Superintendent Lookout: HeadbangerSmurf: I watched the new Netflix movie with Anthony Mackie in it last night - Outside The Wire.  It was crap.  I can put out a movie every week too but they aren't going to be great.


Same here.  It seemed OK at first before it devolved into the typical dystopian crap.  The Harp character was poorly written and poorly acted.  Some of the actions scenes with Leo were good.

This movie is on par with what a lot of 15-year old boys consider a great action movie.


It didn't even make it into dystopian.  It was literally "war bad, innocent people get killed.  War robot feels bad about being war robot so decided to kill more people so everyone else feels bad.  Person who everyone hates for killing innocent people becomes hero for doing nothing."
 
2021-01-17 5:10:40 PM  

jake3988: And of course lots of cheap movies vie for awards, but those, by requirements of the Academy, need to be released to theaters.


That's easy for guys like Spielberg to say, he can't shut up about it. But times change.
 
2021-01-17 10:34:27 PM  

Latinwolf: kryptoknightmare: Netflix has a glut of garbage movies I have zero interest in, and they release more and more every day. Despite my initial skepticism, HBO Max's library of classic films is second to none compared with Netflix, Amazon or Hulu.

Except that much of it comes from TMC which does sometime edit those classics for fear of offending modern audiences.


No, they don't
 
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