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  • Netflix is set to release original films
  • Netflix is set to release original films
    Michael Newman (2008) ©

Netflix is set to release original films

Netflix, home of TV shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, will be adding another string to its bow with the announcement that it’s going to begin releasing original films. Its first is Beasts of No Nation – from the director of True Detective – and will be released in October 2015.



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