The First Word Podcast - The Great Netflix Debate, feat. Peter Sciretta

December 3, 2018

The First Word Podcast

It is time for the most important debate of our lives. Is Netflix really, truly good for cinema? In all honesty, there is no answer to this question (at least not yet), but it's a discussion worth having anyway. Our latest episode of The First Word podcast is a debate about Netflix's prominence in 2018 and how it's affecting the entertainment industry. Is it making things better? Is it making things worse? How can they improve? Have they released good films? Have they released bad films? We cover a variety of interesting topics in our discussion. Our special guest on this episode is Peter Sciretta, founder and owner and editor of movie site SlashFilm.com, whose extensive knowledge on both TV & film makes him the perfect guest for this episode.

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Our guest: Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) - find his work on SlashFilm

Our topic: Netflix

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Reader Feedback - 8 Comments


slowest mp3 download ever, but looking forward to listening...

Jerk Store on Dec 3, 2018


We host the show on Podbean, same as many other places. Hope you enjoy.

Alex Billington on Dec 3, 2018


listen to nearly 100 different podcasts of all types, and never heard of it. wrong response even if it was the household name you thought, though. hope you succeed.

Jerk Store on Dec 3, 2018


Huh? SlashFilm uses Podbean as well, it's one of the better podcast host services out there. Anyway, we're just having some fun chats about cinema, thanks for listening.

Alex Billington on Dec 3, 2018


A great deal of movies should be seen in theaters. But spending 50 dollars on a night out at the movies just isn't doable all the time. Netflix is the future.

Jon Odishaw on Dec 3, 2018


Sure, but it's not as simple as that. Netflix has some issues (which we get into on the podcast) and doesn't seem to be delivering the same quality as the studios (yet). It's a big discussion. Movie theaters will always be around, they're not going anywhere. I'd also say Netflix isn't "the future" because they're already here, now, in the present shaking things up.

Alex Billington on Dec 3, 2018


Thank guys! I think Netflix is going to run parallel with the theatres. I hope they do not do exclusive advance screenings before hitting the website.

DAVIDPD on Dec 3, 2018


Shock Waves, a Horror podcast, did an interview with Oz Perkins, director of Blackcoat's Daughter, and they talk a little about his experience with Netflix while working on I Am the Pretty Girl... http://podcast.blumhouse.com/episode-22-oz-perkins

CUJO on Dec 3, 2018

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