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Welcome to the eleventh edition of The Cord Cutter Podcast! This week, Mick and Adrienne welcome CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O'Connell to discuss the Netflix movie Death Note, and talk over the ins and outs of Netflix original films. Those behind the streaming service have made no bones about the fact that they are looking to move more and more into the film business. The company has been buying up small, indie titles to show as "Netflix Originals," along with putting the money up to actually produce films like Death Note and the many Adam Sandler films that have hit the service in the last couple of years, like The Ridiculous 6 and Sandy Wexler. And, the originals won't stop coming any time soon.
Netflix is, clearly, looking to corner the market on as many of our streaming needs as possible. The company's own research shows that while 70% of subscribers use it to binge watch TV, those same users usually like to finish a show and then begin a movie right after, so, it's no wonder Netflix wants its stamp on as many of those movies as possible. We'll be talking about all the pros and cons of Netflix getting into (and staying in) the movie business, so read on to get the lowdown on this week's podcast and then listen for yourself above!
0:48 - Welcome Sean O'Connell!
5:39 - Death Note discussion (spoilers!)
17:53 - The current Netflix movie strategy
20:54 - Netflix vs movie theaters
32:45 - Are movie studios worried about Netflix?
37:24 -Can Netflix actually produce an Oscar-worthy film?
53:43 - Game time! Do You Know The Rules of Death Note?
Now, get in on the fun and have a listen to The Cord Cutter Podcast #11! Join us next time when we talk about Hulu and go over all the options for streaming with the service. Don't forget to subscribe to The Cord Cutter podcast on iTunes, right here!