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Netflix continues earnings roll with 5.3M new subscribers, stock hits record

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Netflix continues to grow faster than predictions, powered by hit series such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards.

The online-delivered television provider, based in Los Gatos, Calif., added 5.3 million new subscribers from July to September — 850,000 million in the U.S. and 4.45 million internationally. That brings Netflix’s total subscriber base to 109.25 million.

Of those, 104 million are paying customers and the rest are viewers with trial subscriptions.

Netflix had forecast third-quarter additions

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/10/16/netflix-continues-earnings-roll-5-3-m-new-subscribers-stock-hits-record/768391001/

Why Netflix’s American Vandal Is Worth A Look

True crime documentaries, for all their popularity, come with controversies. Questions about the bias and ethics of the journalism that underpinned series like Making A Murderer or Serial raged around their releases, the internet swiftly becoming permeated with think pieces arguing for or against the moral merits of the show in question.

Earlier this year S-Town, not strictly a true crime series despite taking its cues from the storytelling style of one, starkly divided people about the ethics of how it represented its fascinating central character, John B.Macklemore, and whether series host Brian Reed had any right to make public the revelations he unearthed. A couple of years ago, Jay Wilds, the star witness in the case against Serial subject Adnan Syed, gave a long, bitter interview about the negative impact the podcast had on his life. Making A Murderer was hit by accusations that it deliberately toned down aspects of Steven

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/american-vandal/268264/why-netflixs-american-vandal-is-worth-a-look

Is ‘Mindhunter’ A True Story? The Netflix Series Has A Very Real FBI Inspiration

After debuting talked-about true crime docuseries like Making A Murderer and The Keepers, Netflix is continuing its endeavors with Mindhunter. The 10-part drama, starring Jonathan Groff (Glee, Frozen) and Holt McCallany (Lights Out, Blue Bloods) will focus on two FBI agents in the 1970s who get their hands seriously dirty in order to understand the inner workings of notorious serial killers’ minds. It’s certainly a realistic plot, but is Netflix’s Mindhunter based on a true story?

Yes and no. While the characters — Holden Ford (Groff) and Bill Tench (McCallany) — are fictional in name, the general plot is based on a book co-written by real life former FBI operative, John Douglas. Douglas worked with the FBI for 25 years in its Investigative Support Unit, and has interviewed infamous serial killers like Charles Manson and John Wayne Gacy, his website states, always with

Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/is-mindhunter-a-true-story-the-netflix-series-has-a-very-real-fbi-inspiration-2894241

Netflix’s New Serial Killer Series Is Still A Mystery

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Netflix’s ‘Making A Murderer’: Steven Avery’s Lawyer Criticizes Court

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The appeal of Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery suffered a serious setback earlier this week when a Wisconsin judge denied his request for a new trial. But now his lawyer Kathleen Zellner is firing back with a motion to vacate the decision, stating she had a deal with the Attorney General’s office to test more evidence and amend her appeal before a ruling was made.

“The basis for the order to vacate will be that an agreement was reached between Mr. Avery’s attorneys and the Wisconsin Attorney General on September 18, 2017, to conduct further testing and allow Mr. Avery to amend his petition with new scientific test results and additional witness affidavits,” Zellner wrote in a press release. “With the addition of these new scientific test results and new evidence, Mr. Avery’s attorneys remain confident that his conviction

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The 9 Best True-Crime Series on Netflix

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If you type “true crime” into the Netflix search field, you’ll be presented with an astonishing collection of shows, many of them indistinguishable from one another. The offerings include Occult Crimes, Corrupt Crimes, Stalkers Who Kill, Nurses Who Kill, Killer Couples, Killer Kids, Killer in the Family, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, and Killer Women with Piers Morgan. How do you even begin to sort them apart? Are they all the same? And are any of them actually good?

We’re here to help. Hidden among the genre’s vast selection of bad reenactments, gleeful-sounding narrators, and disgusting, exploitative dreck, you’ll find quite a few worthwhile productions. Here are

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/best-true-crime-shows-netflix.html

The Best True-Crime Shows on Netflix – Vulture

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If you type “true crime” into the Netflix search field, you’ll be presented with an astonishing collection of shows, many of them indistinguishable from one another. The offerings include Occult Crimes, Corrupt Crimes, Stalkers Who Kill, Nurses Who Kill, Killer Couples, Killer Kids, Killer in the Family, Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, and Killer Women with Piers Morgan. How do you even begin to sort them apart? Are they all the same? And are any of them actually good?

We’re here to help. Hidden among the genre’s vast selection of bad reenactments, gleeful-sounding narrators, and disgusting, exploitative dreck, you’ll find quite a few worthwhile productions. Here are

Read more at: http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/best-true-crime-shows-netflix.html

Netflix price hike: How to avoid the rise – and 5 alternative TV packages if you can’t

Netflix has increased the price of its streaming service in the UK and US, just a year after hiking prices for millions of customers.

The price change will take effect immediately for new subscribers, while existing members will be given 30 days notice before it kicks in.

A standard UK membership, which allows users to watch in HD and on two screens at the same time, has risen from £7.49 to £7.99 per month.

The monthly fee for a premium account, which allows subscribers to view programmes on four different screens simultaneously and watch in HD and Ultra HD where available, has increased from £8.99 to £9.99.

A spokeswoman for the streaming service said: “From time to time, Netflix plans and pricing are adjusted as we add more exclusive TV shows and movies, introduce new product features and improve the overall Netflix experience to help members find something great to watch even faster.”

Rev Ranks: Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ a clever must-see

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New Netflix satirical original series “American Vandal” plays upon pop culture phenomena such as NPR’s “Serial,” and Netflix’s “Making a Murderer,” to create a hilariously clever work. While the series mocks the true-crime genre, it creates an intricate and enticing mystery through well-developed characters and story lines.

Created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, the series documents fictional Hanover High sophomore and filmmaker, Peter Maldonado and his friend, Sam Ecklund’s, investigation in the case against Dylan Maxwell, who was expelled for vandalizing 27 faculty cars with obscene images.

Maxwell, played by Jimmy Tatro, is an idiotic yet lovable character the audience finds themselves oddly rooting for — whether it’s because of his childlike, nonchalant demeanor or his immediate status as an underdog, I’m not sure.

Maldonado and Ecklund, played by Tyler Alvarez and Griffin Gluck, respectively, are a self-aware dynamic duo whose investigation in the case goes beyond the immediate

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Man at centre of Netflix’s Making a Murderer case fails to get new trial

A Wisconsin man convicted in the killing of a woman that was the focus of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer has been denied a request for a new trial.

Steven Avery’s attorney said she planned to present fresh evidence to the court to try to revive his request after it was rejected by a state circuit judge. Avery had argued that his conviction in the death in 2005 of photographer Teresa Halbach was based on planted evidence and false testimony.

“We have additional test results and witness affidavits,” Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, said in a statement. “The scientific testing is not completed, we remain optimistic that Mr Avery’s conviction will be vacated.”

Sheboygan county circuit judge Angela Sutkiewicz said in her ruling on Tuesday that based on the evidence presented so far, Avery failed to establish grounds to warrant a new trial. Avery argued that new scientific

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/04/steven-avery-man-at-centre-of-netflixs-making-a-murderer-case-fails-to-get-new-trial