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#14: Secret Millennial

July 27th, 2017 · 51 minutes

This week we talk a lot about how technology has changed how we consume movies and television. Is Netflix elbowing out the traditional movie theater? How many different video streaming services do we really need? And we pour one out for the iPod--but not for Adobe Flash.

Guest Starring: Lisa Schmeiser and Natalie Jarvey

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Links and Show Notes

What Christopher Nolan Gets Right About Netflix - The Atlantic

The Dunkirk director has been loudly dismissive of the company’s policy on theatrical releases.

Netflix’s next move is to disrupt Hollywood’s biggest money maker - The Washington Post

Netflix is making a more aggressive play in the film industry with a goal to release 40 feature films by the end of the year.

Cannes 2017: two vastly different cinema cultures provoke one big Netflix controversy - Vox

The Cannes Film Festival locked horns with Netflix over streaming-first films, including Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories.

Okja - Wikipedia

Okja is a 2017 action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. The film stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun, alongside Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Tim Goodman: The Post-Review, Post-Premiere, Post-Finale World of Peak TV - Hollywood Reporter

Nobody is all caught up on TV, so that means everything is evergreen. Welcome to the new consumption model.

Netflix's Canceled Shows: The Definitive Guide - Hollywood Reporter

Ever since Netflix started debuting original series in 2012, the streaming giant has been adding shows at an increasingly rapid rate. The platform also has been renewing the vast majority of them — until now, that is.

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Unveils Stellar New Footage at Comic-Con - Variety

After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

TEEN TITANS and YOUNG JUSTICE Topline DC and WB’s Streaming Service - Nerdist

Warner Bros. DC Comics have announced the launching of a DC-branded digital streaming platform sometime in 2018.

Apple Removes iPod nano and iPod shuffle From Sale - 512 Pixels

Apple has discontinued the last two stand-alone music players in the iPod line. Only the iOS-running iPod touch remains.

Flash & The Future of Interactive Content - Adobe

Adobe has announced it will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020.

Natalie Jarvey (@natjarv) - Twitter
Lisa Schmeiser (@lschmeiser) - Twitter