Today in Streaming: Netflix Dates First Original Features, Showtime Debuts Streaming Service and More Thompson on Hollywood

1. Netflix has set dates for its first slate of original feature films. Leading the pack is Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” which Netflix pushes into the awards corridor day-and-date on October 16. Since Netflix outbid Fox Searchlight for the film back in March, ticked-off exhibitors have dropped out ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

Life Rules Lefsetz Letter

1. Karma exists. It may not be instant like in that John Lennon song, but it happens. May take a long time, might not be easily seen, may not be visible to anybody but you, the one who was scathed, but it’s real. 2. Niceness triumphs. Although no one can ….Read More Via:: LEFSETZ LETTER

Not Dead Yet 2015 lineup: Title Fight, Power Trip, Red Death, Alex G, Foundation, Nervosas (whose new LP is streaming) BROOKLYN VEGAN

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Not to be confused with California’s inaugural it’s Not Dead Fest, Toronto’s annual Not Dead Yet fest returns in 2015 from October 22-25. This year’s initial lineup includes Title Fight, Power Trip, Red Death, Alex G, Boston Strangler, Night Birds, No Tolerance, Rixe, Vanity, Foundation, Una Bestia ….Read More Via:: BROOKLYN VEGAN

LAMC Preview: Helado Negro Kcrw Music

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This past week, Helado Negro, released the first single of what will maybe be a forthcoming album. In 2014, he rode the tide of acclaim for his superb record, “Double Youth”, and held a spot in our Top 10 Favs of the year. As with most of his previous material, Roberto Carlos ….Read More Via:: Read more