Netflix is about to get a bunch lamer. Yesterday the company announced that negotiations with Starz fell through, meaning no more Sony or Disney movies on Netflix streaming. This probably won't be good for Netflix--the availability of decent streaming movies made Netflix standout. But, more importantly, it's really bad for you. As media companies predict what might happen to Netflix sans Starz, they also point to the titles that will no longer appear in your streaming cue. Here are the movie's they think you'll miss most.
- Camelot and Spartacus. The loss of the two original Starz shows will be hard to weather think both The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times.
- Alice in Wonderland. What will streamers do without this Tim Burton flop, wonders the LA Times.
- The Karate Kid. And without this classic, subscribers are sure to flee, continues the LA Times.
- Tangled. Come March, no more B-list animated movies, laments Gizmodo.
- The Expendables. And for the adults, say goodbye to second-tier action films, continues Gizmodo.
- Blade II. Speaking of second-rate action movies, VentureBeat's really going to miss this Wesley Snipes sequel.
- The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Nobody needs less Nicholas Cage in their lives.
You will lose some winners, of course, especially Pixar lovers, point out The Wall Street Journal and GigaOm. Farewell, for example, to Wall-E and Toy Story 3.
And it's not all horrible news: You've still got Mad Men.