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Out with the old...movies and TV shows?

December 30, 2013 - Nikki Younk
“Out with the old and in with the new.”

It’s a fitting saying for the end of the year. Now’s the time to move on from the struggles of 2013 and embrace the promise of 2014. However, the saying shouldn’t carry over to everyone’s favorite media streaming service.

Netflix has confirmed that, with the beginning of the new year, loads of movies and TV shows will no longer be available in its instant streaming format. Exiting titles include: “Titanic,” “Top Gun,” “Braveheart,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” and, one of my favorites, “The Kids in the Hall.” As CNN, which originally reported the story, pointed out, these titles will remain available to people who rent DVDs from Netflix.

But why the mass elimination?

Netflix told CNN that it “routinely adds and deletes titles from its streaming service due to licensing contracts.”

Ok, so what new titles do we get in return?

Apparently, new additions will include “Jack Reacher,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” “Hansel & Gretel:Witch Hunters,” and more seasons of “Dexter.”

Hmm. I’m not impressed. Change isn’t always good.



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