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Netflix is Making Us Hate Movies

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This week on Now Conspiring (that other movie podcast), we discuss the various news of the week, ranging from new movie announcements and some later developments on films we’re anticipating.

We also debate the future of streaming, led by Netflix and Amazon — begging the question, Will movies change forever because of how we watch them? 

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: We have two! First, what is your favorite manga and/or anime (we all share ours). Second, do you think streaming sites like Netflix are killing movie theater experiences, or will change them?

Go on…Netflix is Making Us Hate Movies

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Google Glass Has Been Banned in Movie Theaters.

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James Eng | NBC News

Wearing Google Glass at the movies never was cool to begin with, and now it’s official: You can’t use the smart eyewear inside theaters. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners on Wednesday said they were officially banning the use of Glass and other wearable recording devices in the cinema as part of an updated “anti-theft policy.” The MPAA has said the movie industry loses billions of dollars a year due to piracy.

Didn’t realize Google Glass was being misused this way, especially due to the high price tag ($1500 a pop). But the move makes perfect sense as we enter an age in which it’s easier than ever to rip off the people who make our movies.

That said, I wonder how (and if) movie theater ushers will enforce this. In those dark theaters, telling Google Glass apart from normal eyeglasses could be a challenge, even if you are tech savvy to know what they look like. The glow could be a giveaway, though.

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