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How Netflix Gets Its Movie Suggestions So Right

Unless you pair your profile with your Facebook account , that is. Earlier on HuffPost: Loading Slideshow Don't Watch A Movie Without Rating It When you finish a show or movie on Netflix, the site requests that you give it between one and five stars, based on how much you enjoyed it. You're not being asked to rate that content for kicks, or so that you can later reminisce about how much you liked a certain film: Rather, Netflix has spent many years improving its recommendation engine, even offering a $1 million prize for anyone who could up the accuracy of Netflix recommendations by 10 percent. At this point, the Netflix recommendation engine is pretty darn accurate -- it takes into account your own ratings as well as the Kim Kardashian video viewing habits of those similar to you. Basically, the more films you rate, the more you're likely to enjoy a Netflix recommendation. If you constantly find yourself frustrated that there's nothing on Netflix, take a half hour or so and knock out a few hundred ratings on the "Taste Profile" section of the site, and make sure you've filled in your genre preferences, too. Finally, if Netflix persists in recommending a title that you're just never going to watch -- for me, that would be "The Lincoln Lawyer" -- remember that you can click on the "Not Interested" button on any film's homepage and it will disappear from your recommendations page while simultaneously smartening up your future recs. <br>Source:

Fall Movie Preview: Drama, comedy and action fill the calendar, from 'The Wolf of Wall Street' to 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

As you may recall, our first peek at the movie really only included two things: Chicago's 1970 hit 25 or 6 to 4 and a bearded, almost unrecognizable Larry David: &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;!--iframe--&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; That was really all I needed to pique my interest, and, as it turns out, the movie is, indeed, something to sing about. Clear History tells the story of a marketing executive (Larry David) who has the worst luck ever when he leaves a car company right before it could've made him a billionaire. David's character isn't a far cry from the one he plays on Curb Your Enthusiasm, in terms of his temperament and tendency to get the bad end of a deal: &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;!--iframe--&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; The movie's stellar cast includes Jon Hamm, J.B. Smoove, Danny McBride, Kate Hudson, Amy Ryan and Bill Hader, though the standout is Michael Keaton, who has been off our radar for way too long. I don't want to give too much away, but here's a scene from the beginning of the film, when David's character tells his boss (Hamm) that his new electric car model is terrible. (He also claims to be "the brains behind Edible Arrangements.") &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;!--iframe--&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Clear History is a perfect little movie that makes the wait for another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm all the more painful. <br>Source:

Movie review: Disney cranks out predictable product in ‘Planes’

1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Kermit, Fozzie entertain in 'Muppet Movie' camera test Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear have an "udderly" delightful conversation with some cows in an exclusive camera-test clip from "The Muppet Movie: The Original Classic" Blu-ray, out Aug. 13. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY 11:09 p.m. EDT August 9, 2013 Check out the two pop-culture icons converse with some cows in an exclusive clip from the new Blu-ray, out Tuesday. Kermit the Frog sees America on a cross-country trip to Hollywood in "The Muppet Movie." (Photo: Disney) 'The Muppet Movie' makes its hi-def debut with a Blu-ray released on Tuesday A vintage camera test with Kermit, Fozzie and cows is part of the bonus features SHARE 16 CONNECT 6 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Folks continue to feel The Rainbow Connection 34 years after Kermit the Frog strummed his banjo in that cinematic swamp. <br>Source:

Puberty, the horror movie

shows Dusty, voiced by Dane Cook, in a scene from the animated film, "Planes." (AP Photo/ Disney Enterprises, Inc.) Movie review: Disney cranks out predictable product in Planes By Sean P. In "Planes" (which, tellingly, does not carry Pixars name in the marketing), Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook) is a plucky cropduster with big dreams of racing in an around-the-world flying rally. He trains hard, working with Skipper (voiced by Stacy Keach), a battle-weary World War II-era P-39, to qualify. During the big race, Dusty must contend with the arrogant defending champion, Ripslinger (voiced by Roger Craig Smith), and a slew of international rivals. Director Klay Hall and writer Jeffrey M. Howard (veterans of Disneys Tinkerbell franchise) fly through the familiar landmarks of the "follow your dreams" animated playbook. <br>Source:

'Now You See Me': The Little Movie That Could

11) Alan Rickman plays club founder Hilly Kristal in this Bowery mosaic set in the 1970s. Alan Markfield Sylvester Stallone gets one over on Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Escape Plan." Machete Kills (Oct. 11) He does, indeed, in this sequel to the spoof of 70s exploitation/grindhouse schlock. Danny Trejo is Machete; Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga and Sofia Vergara (with a bullet-shooting bra) are some of Machetes women. The Fifth Estate (Oct. 18) Director Bill Condons biopic of enigmatic WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is based on a book by Assange insider Daniel Domscheit-Berg (played here by Daniel Bruhl). If all goes well, it could be a throwback to 1970s-style issues filmmaking. Carrie (Oct. <br>Source:

Kermit, Fozzie entertain in 'Muppet Movie' camera test

Probably not. From a P&L point of view, they are still risky. Unless they are very genre, these kinds of movies can be hard to market. They dont lend themselves to ticket-price boosting 3-D and with regular ticket prices at an all-time high, they are the kinds of movies that people tend to wait to watch at home. But surprises are nice. <br>Source:

I love this movie: HBO's 'Clear History'

Just promise you wont go average on me, Brigitte says, threatened. Id rather be dead, Ginger replies. Id rather be dead than be here without you, Brigitte says. When Gingers transformation is nearly complete, she pressures Brigitte to become a werewolf too. Its so us, Ginger tells her. Id rather be dead than be what you are, Brigitte says. Brigitte becomes aware, at least for that moment, that there are worse fates than losing Ginger or that shes already lost her. Gingers grotesqueness turns out not to be enough to view website break what binds them. <br>Source:

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