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How Bright is Netflix? (New Substandard)
How Bright is Netflix? (New Substandard)

In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, tell your friends, leave a review!), we discuss a movie that cost $90 million to make, stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, and never even made it to theaters: Bright.

In the latest episode of the Substandard (subscribe, tell your friends, leave a review!), we discuss a movie that cost $90 million to make, stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, and never even made it to theaters: Bright. The critics did not like it, but audiences seem to—at least those audiences who subscribe to Netflix. (Read Sonnys review here.) So is this the future? Are studios changing their ways? What about distribution deals? And where does all the money come from to fund such Netflix projects like Bright, Stranger Things, and The Crown? (Speaking of The Crown, my favorite episodes of season two are "Vergangenheit" and "Paterfamilias," but thats a separate topic for another time.) Also, as you can tell since Im blogging about this episode, I am in this episode. As Michael Corleone famously said, "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Mind you, this wasnt a publicity stunt. I really tried to get out of doing this show. (I mean, really, whats the point?) But, as you will learn in this episode, there were a number of factors that pulled me back in—obligations to sponsors, that previous crappy episode, some truly thoughtful tweets from the SSEU, Sonnys blog item). Seriously, why didnt JVL and Sonny bring on a guest? Regis used to bring in his wife Joy, and she was a joy! (On SNL, Julia Sweeney portrayed Joy Philbin who, rather than speak up, would take sips of coffee.) But I can think of at least three guest hosts. One is a pollster and former lead singer of a band—one of her favorite songs to perform was Fiona Apples "Criminal." Another watches the White House, plays guitar, and loves mulch. And the other is Mary Katharine Ham. So much for that. I am back, and the inanity continues.
    2018-01-11 18:09:01


BBC star salaries: Who earned what?
BBC star salaries: Who earned what?
A rundown of the BBCs top earning stars.
    2018-07-13 09:05:47


World Cup 2018: England defeat watched by 26.5m
World Cup 2018: England defeat watched by 26.5m
The semi-finals climax was the most-watched thing on UK TV since the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
    2018-07-13 09:05:21


Pick of the Proms: Five stand-outs from the 2018 season
Pick of the Proms: Five stand-outs from the 2018 season
Five of the best concerts at the 2018 Proms season.
    2018-07-13 09:05:03


Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads with 22 nominations
Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads with 22 nominations
The fantasy drama has 22 nominations for the TV awards, ahead of rivals including The Handmaids Tale.
    2018-07-13 09:04:59


Cardi B and Offset announce the birth of their daughter
Cardi B and Offset announce the birth of their daughter
The rapper, who secretly married husband Offset in September, announces the news on Instagram.
    2018-07-12 15:37:17


Thailand cave: Museum and film in the works for Tham Luang
Thailand cave: Museum and film in the works for Tham Luang
The rescue gripped the world and now has the attention of film producers and the tourist board.
    2018-07-12 15:36:57


Miss America Swimsuit Ban Roils Pageant World
Miss America Swimsuit Ban Roils Pageant World

The pageant world is split over the decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from Miss America. The Washington Free Beacon, which has covered the pageant closely since its early years, sides with those who believe it was a mistake for the pageant to take such a drastic turn from its roots. Let’s begin with some …

    2018-07-09 19:37:22


The Bloody Mary Garnish Gets Garish
The Bloody Mary Garnish Gets Garish

The subject of today’s A-hed in the Wall Street Journal is the Bloody Mary garnish boom—and I’m not talking about four olives instead of three.

    2018-07-09 19:07:21


Outnumbered: Hugh, Claire and six more couples who met on screen
Outnumbered: Hugh, Claire and six more couples who met on screen
The stars of BBC sitcom Outnumbered are a real-life item. Who else decided to be friends first?
    2018-07-09 00:07:22


Sony music boss: Youve got to be good at keeping secrets
Sony music boss: Youve got to be good at keeping secrets
Sony Music boss Rob Stringer: As a record company boss youve got to be good at keeping secrets.
    2018-07-09 00:07:13


Stage actors rage at audience members watching World Cup on phones
Stage actors rage at audience members watching World Cup on phones
Two women cheer from the front row of a play as they watch Englands penalty win on their phones.
    2018-07-09 00:07:03


How likely are you to bump into a friend at a music festival?
How likely are you to bump into a friend at a music festival?
Reality Check crunches the numbers on meeting people in crowds.
    2018-07-09 00:06:44


National Gallery acquires first work by a woman for 27 years
National Gallery acquires first work by a woman for 27 years
The Artemisia Gentileschi painting becomes just the 24th work by a woman in the gallerys collection.
    2018-07-09 00:06:26


Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canadas Shannon Falls
Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canadas Shannon Falls
Tributes have been paid to three members of the High On Life travel collective.
    2018-07-09 00:06:22


Dame Barbara Windsor back on the BBC after Alzheimers diagnosis
Dame Barbara Windsor back on the BBC after Alzheimers diagnosis
Radio 2 documentary Double Acts will be her first project since revealing her Alzheimers diagnosis.
    2018-07-09 00:06:18


Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90
Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90
The artist, who helped create Marvel classics Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is found dead aged 90.
    2018-07-09 00:06:13


EastEnders: Knife crime episode of soap praised by viewers
EastEnders: Knife crime episode of soap praised by viewers
The families of young victims of knife crime spoke as part of the special episode.
    2018-07-09 00:06:09


World Cup 2018: Englands victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans
World Cup 2018: Englands victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans
About 3.8 million people also live-streamed the game, the highest BBC online audience ever.
    2018-07-08 22:14:58


Haptic gloves help blind people to see art
Haptic gloves help blind people to see art
A virtual reality kit is helping visually impaired people see art through haptic gloves.
    2018-07-05 14:06:50


Three people charged with kidnapping of Halloween actress
Three people charged with kidnapping of Halloween actress
The kidnappers are accused of demanding a $10,000 (£7,500) ransom from a star of 2002s Halloween: Resurrection.
    2018-07-05 14:06:26


EastEnders Davood Ghadami hopes knife story will make people think twice
EastEnders Davood Ghadami hopes knife story will make people think twice
EastEnders star Davood Ghadami hopes the soaps knife crime storyline will make people think twice.
    2018-07-05 14:06:14

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