Honored Actress Helen Mirren knows how to get a crowd of movie theater owners going – by hurling obscenities at their streaming competitors.
"I love Netflix, but f-Netflix!" Mirren cheered onstage at CinemaCon, the annual convention of movie exhibitors, on Tuesday. She was met with thunderous applause, while talking to her new film "The Good Liar" at the Warner Bros. Presentation
Mirren continued to preach to the choir, saying, "There is nothing like sitting in the cinema." She also thanked the group of exhibitors for giving her the best up-and-coming actress in the years ago at the start of her film career.
It's not the first time the streamer has been slammed on stage. In 201
The monolithic digital shop run by Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos have been drumming up (and plenty of defensive takes) since it took three Oscars this year for Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma." Following the Oscar TV show, director Steven Spielberg signaled he would lobby the film academy to change its policies About the eligibility of movies from streaming companies to win Oscars.
Earlier in the day at CinemaCon, held at Las Vegas's Caesars Palace Hotel and Casi No, the leadership from the National Association of Theater Owners and the MPAA was the subject of numerous questions about the streamer, including the raising of the years-old debate about triming the amount of time all the movies run in theaters before heading to other platforms like streaming and VOD.