You’d think that spending $90 million on something like Bright (with $3.5 million of that going to Max Friggin’ Landis) would be embarrassing enough for Netflix, especially after all the third-degree burns they suffered from last night’s onslaught of negative reviews. But apparently the fine folks at Netflix are masochists: Not only have they already ordered a sequel to David Ayer’s buddy-cop-orc movie, but they’ve taken their self-own to the next level with a Bright-inspired holiday “fireplace.”
In 2017, Netflix released around 50 original films on its streaming site, a huge increase from the 30 it introduced in 2016. Next year, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos says, they plan to make it 80.
San Diego Comic-Con, like life, comes at you fast. With just a couple of short weeks until SDCC 2017, the first panel and scheduling announcements have started to roll in — including, wonder of all wonders, a Twin Peaks panel in Hall H (unfortunately, David Lynch will not be giving us the mystifying pleasure of experiencing “David Lynch at Comic-Con”). Following that wild announcement, SDCC has unveiled their official Thursday film lineup, which includes panels from 20th Century Fox (hello, Deadpool!), the DCU and Netflix.
When Tim, the plaza superintendent, stopped into the station yesterday, I thought to ask him about replacing the fluorescent tubes that had been out for over a year, leaving half the control room in the shadows. He replaced them, putting the room back to its original brightness!