Monthly Plan Prices
- HBO Now | $14.99
- Netflix HD Quality Plan | $12.99
- Disney Plus | $12.99
- Hulu (without ads) | $11.99
- Showtime | $10.99
- Prime Video only | $8.99
- Hulu (with ads) | $5.99
- CBS All Access | $5.99
- Prime Video | 14,210
- Netflix | 3,803
- Hulu | 1,437
- HBO | 926
- Showtime | 489
- Prime Video | 2,317
- Netflix | 1,966
- Hulu | 1,931
- HBO | 189
- Showtime | 70
High Quality Movies
- Prime Video | 125
- Netflix | 124
- Hulu | 52
- HBO | 32
- Showtime | 32
In a significant increase, Netflix has announced that it will release ten films in theaters this fall with the intention of competing for the Oscars. The service has made movies for the Oscars before including well respected films Beasts of No Nation in 2015, then Roma, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Mowgli in 2018. The schedule for 2019 follows (First Date is Theatre Date, Second Date is Netflix Date):
- The Launderette with Meryl Streep – Sep 7 | Oct 18
- Dolemite Is My Name with Eddie Murphy – Oct 4 | Oct 25
- The King with Robert Pattinson – Oct 11 | Nov 1
- Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with Robert de Niro – Nov 1 | Nov 27
- Earthquake Bird with Alicia Vikander – Nov 1 | Nov 15
- Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson – Nov 6 | Dec 6
- Klaus -animated – Nov 8 |Nov 15
- I Lost My Body – French animated – Nov 15 | Nov 29
- Atlantics – French drama – Nov 15 | Nov 29
- The Two Popes with Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce – Nov 27 | Dec 20
The Roku Channel is a two-year-old streaming service with 30.5 million users is offering a new Kids and Family portal, which is going live the week of August 19th.
Rob Holmes, VP of programming and engagement for Roku said, “We recognize that it can be a challenge to find quality kids and family entertainment across multiple streaming channels, particularly free, ad-supported options.”
With that in mind, Roku has bundled 7,000 free, ad-supported movies and TV episodes and they promise the ad intrusions will be 60% less than on standard TV. Participating programmers include: Hasbro Company, DHX Media, Happy Kids TV, Lionsgate, Mattel, Moonbug and pocket.watch, among others. Brands include: Care Bears, The Cat in the Hat, Leapfrog, Little Baby Bum, My Little Pony, Rev & Roll, Super Mario Brothers and Thomas and Friends. Premium channel viewers will see even more options.
Roku’s new family friendly portal includes a PIN-based system for parents to monitor the content their children watch. The free-to-consumer, ad-supported content is the advantage Roku brings to the market against some fierce completion from the paid offerings of Netflix and Disney+.
Marlon Wayans has a new movie called Sextuplets coming to Netflix on August 16th. Sextuplets are like twins, but more …four more.
The plot starts with Wayans (Alan) searching for his birth mother ahead of the birth of his first child. He doesn’t know who she is and he doesn’t know that he was born as one of six. When he discovers the truth, he sets out to find his siblings too. Wayans plays all six siblings.
While Sextuplets has a Nutty Professor / Madea quality to it with one actor playing multiple characters, we are looking forward to see Wayans’s bring comedy to a family discovery message. Wayans said he is excited to be back in business with Netflix and that he loves how they embrace comedy and diversity.
According to an Elon Musk tweet a few days ago, Tesla’s high tech sport cars is about to get the “ability to stream YouTube and Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon!” The car already has a massive LCD display screen and top-of-the-line audio. Sounds like a perfect way to watch a movie!
Tesla owners can already play select games while the car is stopped and now they’ll be the first with Netflix, YouTube and possibly Hulu among other streaming services. They’ll never need to leave the car. What’s next? Perhaps a built in popcorn machine or espresso maker are on the horizon! Jokes aside, the whole drive in movie feeling can be taken to a new level with these additions. Imagine driving your Tesla (assuming you can afford one) to a quiet remote location, maybe with a view overlooking a city or mountains or beaches, and watching one of your favorite movies with a loved one. Pretty cool stuff. Musk hopes to one day have streaming available while the car’s in motion, but that’s in the future.