Netflix will cut ‘Bird Box’ footage months after outcry

Entertainment 03/15/19, 16:28

Netflix will remove footage of a real fiery train disaster from its hit post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box" months after the streaming giant was criticized for exploiting a tragedy.The stock footage was taken from a 2013 crash in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when a train carrying crude oil came ...

Netflix raises movie-viewership curtain with ‘Bird Box’

Tech 01/02/19, 16:41

Netflix has provided the movie industry with an unprecedented peek at how a newly released film is faring as competition for Hollywood's biggest names intensifies.The company disclosed in a recent tweet that 45 million subscriber accounts worldwide had watched the Sandra Bullock thriller "Bird Box" during its first seven days ...

Santa, romance and horror? ‘Bird Box’ bucks holiday trend

Entertainment 12/28/18, 12:35

Snow and Santa and horrible monsters? Released just days before Christmas on Netflix, the Sandra Bullock-led thriller "Bird Box" is about monstrous entities that compel any human who sees them to try to kill themselves. Even though Netflix declines to release viewership numbers, "Bird Box" seems to have struck a nerve, triggering ...

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

Entertainment 11/12/18, 21:40

Hollywood cut back on the glamor trappings of movie premieres as a wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents.Red carpets for the Sandra Bullock film "Bird Box" and "Under the Silver Lake" with Andrew Garfield were canceled Monday, an American Film Institute festival spokeswoman ...

Netflix to give 3 films an exclusive run in theaters

Entertainment 11/01/18, 16:52

Netflix will give three films an exclusive run in theaters before making them available on its streaming service.Up until now, Netflix has steadfastly insisted on releasing films in theaters only simultaneously with their streaming premiere. Netflix's major pivot will give a handful of its most anticipated movies a stand-alone run ...

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