Bird Box Is a Triumph of Netflix’s Data-Driven Content Machine Bird Box is not a particularly good movie.
But with a major star, a holiday release, and an apocalyptic plot that could be described as a poor man’s A Quiet Place, it doesn’t need to be. Based on Josh Malerman’s novel of the same name, Netflix’s new (apparent) hit horror movie shows the advantages of its data-driven programming, and the formula that led to its success can tell us something about the information that drives the streaming service’s creative decisions.
Netflix has said that Bird Box had the most successful first week of any of its films.
Took off my blindfold this morning to discover that 45,037,125 Netflix accounts have already watched Bird Box — best first 7 days ever for a Netflix film! pic.twitter.com/u
The new teaser trailer for After is filled with making out…lots of making out. And based on the tagline: “After your first, life will never be the same” the movie probably goes beyond making out.
Based on the best-selling YA novel by Anna Todd, the teaser for After gives off some serious CW vibes mixed with Fifty Shades of Grey PG-13 lustiness and a dash of unrequited love from Twilight — minus the vampires and werewolves.
The movie follows Tessa (Josephine Langford), a dedicated student, dutiful daughter and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, as she enters her first semester in college. Armed with grand ambitions for her future, her guarded world opens up when she meets the dark and mysterious Hardin Scott (Hero Fiennes Tiffin), a magnetic, brooding rebel who ma
The hit Queen biopic focuses on the band’s triumphant rise. But there are dark moments at the heart of the story you don’t get to see.
If you want to see a film that is largely fictional, with cheesy Spinal Tap moments, and a timeline that is more warped than a vinyl record sitting in the sun, get along to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, the new Queen biopic.
Now, don’t get me wrong, Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Mr Robot’s Rami Malek, is an extremely enjoyable film in that Lifetime Movie way. But those looking for facts would be better served reading one of the many biographies of the band — or skimming their Wikipedia page.
Given the 134-minute run time, it was obviously necessary for the filmmakers to compress events, but many vital elements to lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life story are bre