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On 2/5/18 8:35 AM, rachel wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:46:32 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>> On 2/5/18 5:23 AM, rachel wrote:
>>> On Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:03:50 -0600, trotsky wrote:
>>>> Doesn't sound too good:
>>> review
>>> It's being released direct to video rather than in cinemas first. You
>>> expected better?
>> You're confused.  Netflix produces their own movies now, and this is a
>> new paradigm in the release channels for movies.  Previously they
>> released "Bright" which was both well received and watched by a
>> gajillion people.  It's weird how few people seem to have a grasp about
>> how the business of movies is conducted.
> Blah, blah, blah ...
> Fact is, I don't recall this Cloverfield Paradox thing getting a wide
> theatrical release, or even so much as seeing an ad on TV for it.
> A movie without a theatrical release is direct-to-video, by definition.
> Now please tell me the last time a direct-to-video sequel of *anything*
> was anything other than utter crap?

Wow, that's quite a pile of shit.  So my little primer on distribution 
channels of movies went right over your head.  It's a Netflix movie 
release through Netflix.  Is Netflix a "video"?  No, it's a streaming 
video channel.  Is a movie released through a streaming video channel a 
made for TV movie then?  Not in the conventional sense because they're 
using production values and budgets deemed for theatrical films.  It's a 
new paradigm.  If you need help understanding this, just ask.  If you 
want another exercise in small mindedness there are specific dudes that 
are best at that.