Will the Shift to Video Streaming Change the Way People Watch Movies?

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November 20, 2017
Updated 2mo ago

Alicia Lutes, Managing Editor at Nerdist, discusses DC Comics new "Justice League" film and how important the success is for the studio.

We dig into Rotten Tomatoes' decision to delay the critics score of the film, with critics calling it a way to benefit Warner Bros., who owns 30 percent of the film review site. Lutes notes that she believes the criticism is overblown, adding that people are going to see the films they want to see regardless of the critics reviews.

Lutes tells Cheddar that partnerships between theaters and streaming companies like Netflix that allow the dual releases of new films on both platforms, can be the future of cinema.

The interviewed featured the importance of transparency between studios, reviewers, and moviegoers in terms of possible conflicts of interest, such as the one with Warner Bros and Rotten Tomatoes.

Lutes emphasizes that it is important to keep in mind that film critics are also lovers of cinema and that it is "short-sighted" to insinuate that they are deterring the theater experience as a whole.