Movies

‘Toy Story 4’: Why Pixar’s Perfection Can Actually Hurt Them

Toy Story 4
The gang’s coming back! After plenty of rumors (with those rumors being consistently dismissed by Pixar execs) we now for sure are getting a fourth installment of Toy Story in 2017–that’s 22 years after the first movie was released. If the timeline stays consistent, Andy will be three years out of college and roughly 25 years old (just like a lot of us who will undoubtedly be skipping to the theater like 10-year-olds come 2017). But with the big announcement came plenty of controversy, with people on both sides of the fence—is yet another sequel really a good idea? Or is Pixar losing the magic? (more…)

Get Paid to Watch Netflix? I Need to Be Signed Up Yesterday

Netflix
Talk about a job that dreams are made of. Netflix is hiring one “tagger” from the UK or Ireland to watch films and TV shows, analyze them, and then determine appropriate tags to help Netflix make better recommendations for viewers. In the past Netflix relied on the star rating system to find recommended titles, but many viewers either forgot to rate movies and shows or just didn’t bother with it. So that’s why to get a better feel for what users want to watch, Netflix has hired about 40 taggers around the world. (more…)

Soda-Slurpers: More Annoying in the Bedroom than at the Movie Theater

Coke Movie
Whenever I go to the movies, I absolutely can’t stand noisy moviegoers. With their excessive popcorn-munching, obnoxious Twizzler-opening, outlandish soda slurping, or heaven forbid talking or texting, it makes Netflix and Redbox look more appealing with each visit. And to try to curb this annoying behavior, theaters have been doing their part with announcements and trailers to encourage silence (my favorites being the Alamo Drafthouse angry texter and the GEICO camel’s mini ad/PSA). But Coke figured out that the best way to embarrass annoying theatergoers is to stick them in the middle of a sex scene. Who wants to be the one to ruin the mood now? (See the videos below) (more…)