Judi Dench says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ uses ‘rough sensationalism’

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British actress Judi Dench has asked Netflix to add a disclaimer to the royal drama “The Crown”, joining a chorus of criticizing the fictional storyline of the series. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said as the award-winning show nears its present day “more and … Read more

Judi Dench says Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ uses ‘crude sensationalism’

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British actress Judi Dench has called on Netflix to add a disclaimer to royal drama “The Crown”, joining a chorus of voices criticising the series’ fictionalised storylines. In a letter to The Times on Thursday, the 87-year-old veteran said as the award-winning show approached present times “the more freely it … Read more

Netflix agrees to show ‘Bardo’ in American theaters

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List VENICE, Sep 1 (Reuters) – In a break from its normal business model, US streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) has agreed to screen Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film in US and Mexican theaters before moving it online. “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of … Read more

Honduras launches ‘Bitcoin Valley’ in the tourist town of Santa Lucia

July 29 (Reuters) – People can pay for a slushie with crypto in the streets of “Bitcoin Valley,” a project in the Honduran tourist enclave of Santa Lucia through which the country has entered the digital currency trend. The small town in the mountains, 20 minutes from the capital Tegucigalpa, has become a bitcoin city. … Read more

Did Netflix find its Bonds? Ryan Gosling stars in spy film ‘The Gray Man’

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (Reuters) – In the new Netflix (NFLX.O) film “The Gray Man,” Ryan Gosling’s character jokes that he goes by the name Six because 007 was taken. The film is a high-budget, effect-packed thriller in the adventure spirit of James Bond. Netflix Inc and film directors hope the film, which began streaming … Read more

Netflix gives green light to ‘Stranger Things’ spinoff series to help build franchise

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) said Wednesday it is developing a spinoff of the science fiction series “Stranger Things” as the streaming service works to build its biggest English-language hit into a wide-ranging entertainment franchise. The new series will be based on an original idea by Matt and Ross Duffer, the … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, U.S. crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more