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January 15, 2019 7:10 PM Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. Prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on two devices at the same time, will rise to $12.99 per month 2975

January 2, 2019 8:32 PM Hasan Minhaj Responds After Netflix Pulls Episode of His Comedy Show in Saudi Arabia

Hasan Minhaj has spoken out after Netflix removed an episode of his comedy show from its streaming service in Saudi Arabia — and says the move will only make people want to watch it more. After word spread Tuesday that Netflix had, at Saudi Arabia’s request, pulled an episode of Minhaj’s show, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, the comedian wrote on Twitter 107

December 27, 2018 10:28 PM 'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' movie trailer drops on Netflix, premiere date revealed

On Thursday, Netflix released the trailer for the acclaimed show’s upcoming film, which centers on a young British programmer, played by Fionn Whitehead, who helps design a video game based on a book with a terrifying backstory. The book’s author is a man named Jerome F. Davies. And, as with most "Black Mirror" episodes, things take a wild and warped 122

December 26, 2018 6:02 PM Facebook tops the list of least-trusted tech companies

Last week, the latest in a long string of Facebook privacy scandals came to light: According to a report in The New York Times, the company skirted its own privacy rules to give more than 150 companies, including Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify, special privileges to its users' data. This came days after disclosure of a bug exposing up to 6.8 million 139

December 21, 2018 2:00 PM Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2018

From superhero epic Black Panther to terrifying thriller A Quiet Place to top-grossing rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, 2018 has been an extraordinary year for movies. In fact, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has classified 191 movies released this year as “certified fresh,” a distinction given only to the best-reviewed movies on the website. Movies are certified 158

December 5, 2018 7:27 PM Cuaron's 'Roma' beckons moviegoers to Mexico's presidential digs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed film “Roma” is set to show in one of Mexico’s most exclusive venues, taking over the once-private screening room of the palatial presidential residence, which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has opened to the public. Lopez Obrador on Saturday transformed “Los Pinos,” the luxurious home of Mexican 124

December 5, 2018 12:04 PM Festive Satanic statue added to Illinois statehouse

A satanic group has added its own statue to a series of displays in the government building of the US state of Illinois to mark the festive season. Placed between a Christmas tree and a menorah, the four-foot sculpture depicts a snake coiled around an outstretched arm holding an apple. It's the first display sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the Temple 106

December 4, 2018 8:21 PM 'Black Panther,' 'Star is Born' among AFI's top films of 2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Musical drama “A Star is Born,” superhero movie “Black Panther” and horror flick “A Quiet Place” were named as some of the 10 best films of 2018 by the American Film Institute on Tuesday. The top movies also included coming-of-age tale “Eighth Grade” and family film “Mary Poppins Returns,” as well as historical dramas “BlacKkKlansman 138

December 2, 2018 5:30 PM Dolly Parton shocks Jimmy Fallon with racy joke about Jennifer Aniston, her husband

Dolly Parton appeared on the “Tonight Show” where she made host Jimmy Fallon blush enough to hide behind his desk. The 72-year-old singing legend appeared on the late-night show to promote the music she did for the upcoming Netflix original movie “Dumplin’” starring Jennifer Aniston. Parton explained to the host that she was approached by the former 122

November 27, 2018 9:27 PM Netflix to create animation series based on Roald Dahl books

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Tuesday it will adapt celebrated British children’s author Roald Dahl’s books such as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda” as animation series. The streaming company said it signed an agreement with the Roald Dahl Story Co, but did not disclose the financial terms. The other titles include "The BFG", "The Twits" 129