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Why Netflix Bingeing Brought Fresh Power to the 50-Year-Old Mystery of ‘The Keepers’

26 June 2017 10:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

We all know the Catholic church has kept its share of hideous secrets. As “Spotlight” and other cases showed, priests have used their authority to sexually abuse underage girls and boys under the protection of the Church, which used its power to squash the press.

And yet, Netflix’s “The Keepers” is shocking. Ryan White’s docuseries blows the lid off a Catholic scandal from the ’60s, one that is still playing out. This true cold-case crime story has not been solved — and is still unfolding with new developments.

Sister Cathy Cesnik was 26 and a beloved teacher at Baltimore’s Archbishop Keough High School when she was murdered in 1969. Fifty years later, documentarian White, journalists, and former students delve into the mystery and the role the school’s chaplain, the late Father Maskell, may have played in it. Decades after they left the school, women in their 60s tell White »

- Anne Thompson

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Vimeo Surrenders to Netflix: Why the Subscription Video Plan Was Never Going to Work

26 June 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Vimeo has decided it can’t compete with Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. The company will not be launching the subscription video-on-demand service it had been touting since last year and had planned to roll out in 2018, Vimeo said on Monday.

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Vimeo has confirmed that it has decided not to proceed in offering a subscription based original program service scheduled to begin in ’18,” a spokesperson said in a statement. The company has more than 760,000 paying subscribers who use its filmmaker tools, and roughly 240 million monthly viewers of its videos, and was determined to create a service that would attract millions of customers willing to pay for exclusive original content.

So why is Vimeo, which last November said it would invest “tens of millions” to compete with newcomers like YouTube Red, now changing course? Here are »

- Graham Winfrey

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Spike Lee Plots Premiere Date for 'She's Gotta Have It' Netflix Series

26 June 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nine months after Spike Lee announced a series adaptation of his landmark debut film, 1986's She's Gotta Have It, Netflix announced the show's release date and issued its debut teaser-trailer. The 10-episode project will launch on Thanksgiving, November 23rd.

Lee created, produced and directed the contemporary update of She's Gotta Have It, which marks his first TV project.

DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a late-Twenties Brooklyn artist navigating career, personal and romantic challenges. Greer Childs (Divergent's Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (The Book of Negroes' Lyriq Bent) and »

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Spike Lee's Netflix Series She's Gotta Have It Gets Thanksgiving Premiere Date

26 June 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Netflix will let you spend your Thanksgiving in Brooklyn this fall thanks to the premiere of She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee's series adaptation of his 1986 movie of the same name

She's Gotta Have It drops on Turkey Day, November 23, so as you're slipping into a food coma you can watch Nola Darling (

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- Liam Mathews

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She's Gotta Have It: Spike Lee Series Gets Netflix Release Date, Teaser

26 June 2017 7:21 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

This Thanksgiving, fans of Spike Lee’s revolutionary debut film can feast on a series update of She’s Gotta Have It.

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Netflix announced that She’s Gotta Have It will release on Thursday, Nov. 23, with all 10 episodes directed by Lee. The series stars DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired) as Nola Darling (played in the 1986 film by Tracy Camilla Johns), a Brooklyn-based artist struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: cultured model Greer Childs (played by Cleo Anthony, Divergent), protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent, »

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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Sets Fall Premiere Date

26 June 2017 7:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has revealed the premiere date and first teaser for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” the series adaptation of Lee’s 1986 debut film.

The 10-episode series will launch Thanksgiving Day (November 23). DeWanda Wise stars as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), and Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos).

The series also stars Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingham, Sydney Morton, and Joie Lee. Lee directs all 10 episodes of the series, in addition to producing. Lee has previously directed for television, but this is the first time he has directed an entire series. Tonya Lewis Lee is executive producer, with Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage producing. »

- Joe Otterson

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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Sets Fall Release (Video)

26 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Spike Lee’s first TV series, “She’s Gotta Have It,” will launch on Netflix this Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, the streaming giant announced Monday. The 10-episode series is billed by the company as a “contemporary update” of Lee’s 1986 debut film of the same name. DeWanda Wise (“Shots Fired”) leads the show as Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friend group, her work, and her three lovers: Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent) and Mars Blackmon (“Hamilton’s” Anthony Ramos). Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadeara, Margot Bingha, »

- Nigel M. Smith

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First Teaser & Premiere Date For Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It Series

26 June 2017 5:21 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Netflix revealed a teaser for Spike Lee's upcoming She's Gotta Have It during the 2017 Bet Awards that included the show's release date. »

- John Casteele

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Teaser: Spike Lee’s First Joint Gets the Netflix TV Treatment, Sets Release Date — Watch

25 June 2017 6:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After making a deal with Amazon for his last directorial feature, “Chi-Raq,” Spike Lee is transitioning to TV on Netflix.

“She’s Gotta Have It,” an adaptation of Lee’s first joint (per Netflix’s official release), will be released on the streaming giant this Thanksgiving. The release date was set in a teaser trailer (below) first shown during the Bet Awards.

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Lee is directing every episode of the first season, which centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself. She’s dividing her time among her friends, her job, and her three lovers — labeled as proper nouns — The Cultured Model, Greer Childs; The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.

The series serves as a contemporary update of the original 1986 film. »

- Ben Travers

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Teaser: Spike Lee’s First Joint Gets the Netflix TV Treatment, Sets Release Date — Watch

25 June 2017 6:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After making a deal with Amazon for his last directorial feature, “Chi-Raq,” Spike Lee is transitioning to TV on Netflix.

“She’s Gotta Have It,” an adaptation of Lee’s first joint (per Netflix’s official release), will be released on the streaming giant this Thanksgiving. The release date was set in a teaser trailer (below) first shown during the Bet Awards.

Read More: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series Based On Spike Lee Film Coming To Netflix

Lee is directing every episode of the first season, which centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself. She’s dividing her time among her friends, her job, and her three lovers — labeled as proper nouns — The Cultured Model, Greer Childs; The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.

The series serves as a contemporary update of the original 1986 film. »

- Ben Travers

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Glow Season 1 Finale Recap: With Liberty Belle and Justice for All?

25 June 2017 4:39 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following recap contains spoilers from the Season 1 finale of Netflix’s Glow. Proceed at your own risk.

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Nothing can prepare the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling for what they’re about to endure as Glow‘s first season enters the main event.

As production on their pilot commences, Sam is nowhere to be found, forcing Ruth to play producer and Bash to step into the role of host. What’s more, low turnout forces Tammé, Melrose and Sheila to pay nearby moviegoers to come fill the seats. »

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The Revolution Channel Prince, Finally Receive Their ‘Purple Rain’ Plaques at L.A. Concert and Party

25 June 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The water was especially warm Friday night when Prince’s longtime backing band, the Revolution, opened their show with “Computer Blue,” as they customarily have done on their current reunion tour. Much of the crowd packing out every last seat of L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre had taken time in the preceding hours to fire up their computers and download the spanking new deluxe edition of “Purple Rain,” the release of which made this something of a national holiday for Prince fans, even as the local arrival of the Revolution made it a civic fiesta.

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Alas, their version of “Computer Blue” was not the expanded, wonderfully indulgent 12-minute one found on the long-awaited “vault” disc in the new “Purple Rain” collection, as the band proceeded into “America” and “Mountains” without a moment’s pause to drain the bath. But »

- Chris Willman

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‘Girlboss’: Netflix Cancellation Spree Continues With Britt Robertson-Starring Comedy

25 June 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Netflix has fired “Girlboss,” Variety reports.

The cancellation was announced on Instagram stories by Sophie Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal and whose story inspired the series.

“So that Netflix series about my life got canceled,” she wrote. “While I’m proud of the work we did, I’m looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months. Yes, I can be difficult. No, I’m not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what’s happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I’ve learned.”

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- Hanh Nguyen

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Friends From College Review: A Cast Like This Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

25 June 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

I honestly can’t remember a show that squanders a talented cast as thoroughly as Netflix’s new comedy Friends From College does. It’s borderline criminal.

There’s no question the show (releasing Friday, July 14) is blessed with an all-star team of comedy actors: Keegan-Michael Key! Cobie Smulders! Fred Savage! Billy Eichner! Nat Faxon! Heck, you could just put these guys in a room together and film them joking around without a script, and it’d be worth watching. But here, they’re saddled with unlikable characters, a distasteful infidelity plot and an erratic tone that never quite finds itself. »

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Girlboss Cancelled at Netflix

24 June 2017 10:14 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Netflix is firing its Girlboss.

The streaming service has cancelled the comedy series, starring Britt Robertson, after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The show — which was based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso — followed a scrappy, sassy hustler (Robertson) who realizes that she can buy vintage fashion in secondhand stores, then sell them for hundreds more on eBay.

Kay Cannon (30 Rock) wrote the 13-episode series, which was produced by Charlize Theron (Monster) and Amoruso, who announced the cancellation in an Instagram story. »

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Netflix Introduces Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Stories, Because Deciding What to Watch Isn’t Hard Enough Already

24 June 2017 11:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A wealth of possibilities breeds dread, but that doesn’t stop us from endlessly browsing Netflix in search of something new to watch. The streaming giant is now making that both easier and more difficult with the introduction of interactive movies and shows that essentially function as choose-your-own-adventure stories, like the just-released “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.”

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The story will include such life-or-death decisions as “should these bears be friends or foes?” and be geared toward kids. Netflix’s announcement of the new concept says that it’s in keeping with the company’s goal of bringing “something completely new to Netflix that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the way you engage with it”; should this go well, one hopes movies and shows not meant for kiddos will make »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Wallace and Gromit’ Pays Tribute to Peter Sallis, Voice of the Cheese-Loving Wallace — Watch

24 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Following the sad news that Peter Sallis has taken his last grand day out, the folks behind “Wallace and Gromit” have paid tribute to the departed actor. Sallis voiced the human half of the duo from its inception until 2010, including four short films (“A Grand Day Out,” “The Wrong Trousers,” “A Close Shave” and “A Matter of Loaf and Death”) and the feature film “Curse of the Were-Rabbit”; his gentle voice is one of the beloved stop-motion series’ most distinctive traits. Watch the video below.

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“At the time when I did it, I didn’t think this is going to make cinema history” he says as clips of the cheese-loving Wallace play. “But six years later in 1989, when the phone went and he said, ‘I finished it,’ I thought, ‘Oh, it’s only taken him six years. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Glow’ Review: The Series of the Summer is Netflix’s ’80s Wrestling Comedy

23 June 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every year, the cultural decision-makers come together to make one crucial decision for our country: the song of the summer. While the exact choice is debated among various music fans, the de facto musical definer of the season is generally determined by both popularity and perceived staying power. The song reflects what we’ll remember about that summer, generally from an optimistic viewpoint.

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While pulling more good vibes than bad ones from 2017 may sound tough, if anything on TV is going to leave people on the ups, it’s “Glow.” Liz Flahive’s new Netflix series is upbeat, enthusiastic, and empowering. Chronicling a start-up group of women’s wrestlers in the ’80s, the 10-episode half-hour comedy is edgy, both in quick bursts and its overall message, but still consistently light enough for fluffy fun. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Glow’: 30 Years After the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the WWE and Others Are Still Figuring Out What to Do With Women

23 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Netflix’s “Glow” arrives at a time when women who step inside the squared circle are taken much more seriously than they were 30 years ago.

The show re-creates the world of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the campy all-female promotion whose 1980s heyday is fictionalized in the new series starring Alison Brie.  Fittingly, its subject helped start that process three decades ago.

Last weekend’s Money in the Bank pay-per-view was emblematic of the current state of women’s wrestling in WWE, both in terms of how far it’s come and how much further it still has to go. On the one hand, it featured the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match (progress!), which guarantees the winner a championship match at the time of her choosing. On the other hand, it ended when a dude named James Ellsworth ascended the ladder and dropped the briefcase down »

- Michael Nordine

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Spike Lee Talks Controversial Kendall Jenner Pepsi Ad, Oscars Diversity

21 June 2017 3:05 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Director Spike Lee shares his thoughts on the controversial Pepsi ad with Kendall Jenner, pointing to the lack of diversity at the company as one of the reasons the tone-deaf ad made it online. “When you deal with diversity and you don’t have anybody in the room who looks like what you’re trying to do, […] »

- Rachel West

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