Screen Junkies » Qwikster http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:40:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Infographic: The Netflix Exodus In Perspective http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/infographic-the-netflix-exodus-in-perspective/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/infographic-the-netflix-exodus-in-perspective/#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:09:22 +0000 Noah Griffith http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=233926 What do 800,000 customers really look like?

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As you’ve probably heard, Netflix has lost over 800,000 subscribers over the past few months. That’s over 30% of its customers. That sounds like a big number, but without context, it’s difficult to gauge just how many people we’re dealing with.

Now, if you’re anything like me, you think math be real hard. As such, we’ve put together this handy infographic that puts the whole Netflix debacle in perspective. Enjoy.

Click on the image below to enlarge.

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9 Reasons Netflix Is Still A Great Deal http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-netflix-is-still-a-great-deal/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-reasons-netflix-is-still-a-great-deal/#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:01:27 +0000 Nicholas Pell http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229462 It's still the best deal in town.

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Much teeth-gnashing and crying in the darkness followed Netflix announcement that it was separating its DVD / Blu-Ray and streaming services. When Netflix unrolled its new DVD / Blu-Ray service, Qwikster, the response was a bit like when everyone found out the long-awaited Apple tablet had a name that sounded like a jam rag. While we’ll miss being able to get a new flick delivered to our door via U.S. mail and stream over the series of tubes at one low price, it could be a lot worse. Tons of things are more expensive than subscribing to both Netflix services. Here are nine.

Check out 10 reasons to stay on netflix!

Going to the Movies

Nothing ever compares to the experience of watching a movie in a cool, dark room with a mob of other people. You laugh harder, cry more and walk away with an experience greater than just seeing a flick. You also go home about $30 lighter than you went in — make that $50 if you bring a date. Between skyrocketing ticket prices and the minor atrocities committed at the concession stand, going to the cinema is a far greater expense than throwing Netflix / Qwikster whatever it is they finally end up charging for both services.

Renting Movies

Just in case anyone is still rocking Hammer pants, listening to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, buying CDs and renting videos, we’d like to point out that this is a very expensive way to catch a film. At three bucks per — the price that renting movies cost the last time we wandered into a video rental place, somewhere around 1994 — or one dollar per night — apparently what those boxes outside of the 7-11 charge for the privilege of having a hard copy of How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days — renting movies like grandma used to is going to add up real quick.

Torrenting

Torrenting your favorite movie is, in theory, free. That’s one of the things people love about it. But it isn’t free when you add in the cost of getting sued by the MPAA. Laugh all you like. The movie industry has decided to redouble its efforts to hunt down and punish people like you who don’t want to shell out their hard-earned lettuce to find out Captain America: The First Avenger is possibly the worst super hero film since Punisher War Journal. The worst is when you get sued by the porn industry, which is happening more and more these days. Basement dwellers of the world are going to lose more than just money when pornographers come knocking on mom’s door inquiring about who downloaded Teen Butt Sluts Vol. 9.

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Damage Control: Netflix Splits Services And Rebrands As Qwikster http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/damage-control-netflix-splits-services-and-rebrands-as-qwikster/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/damage-control-netflix-splits-services-and-rebrands-as-qwikster/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:56:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228963 Netflix has been forced to think "Qwik."

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Remember back in high school when an unpopular kid tried to reinvent themselves by suddenly preferring to be addressed by their middle name? It seems like that’s what Netflix is doing in light of the calamity they experienced last week. Many subscribers jumped ship in reaction to a controversial price hike thus causing the company’s stock (and that money I was saving for a DeLorean) to plummet.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that the company will split in two. The Netflix name will remain in use for the DVD streaming business, whereas the DVD by mail service will now be referred to as Qwikster, and will offer video game rentals as well. Personally I would have gone with a cooler name, like “Max Power” or “Rodrigo Bicepsiolli.” But that’s just me. If they’re intent to fail, they’re intent to fail. (The Netflix Blog)

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