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Futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer TV series now on Netflix

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Oscar winner Boon Joon Ho’s (Parasite) riveting 2013 futuristic film Snowpiercer, based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob, has been adapted for the TV screen. Premiering on Netflix today, 25 May, the TV series stars Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Grammy and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Black-ish).

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Netflix’s guide to helping you dodge dreaded Raya questions

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Hari Raya celebrations will be different this year, no thanks to a certain silent enemy. That said, some things don’t change. Like the makcik bawang questions from relatives, without fail. Whether it’s in person (while practising social distancing, ahem), or via FaceTime, Skype or Zoom, are you prepared for your comebacks?

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Netflix’s new Top 10 list feature tells you what’s popular

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What are you watching? What should I watch next? Two extremely common questions we ask our friends and family. Well, whatever tickles your fancy, whatever your indulgence, Netflix has rolled out a new feature to hopefully answer those questions: Top 10 List. Is it weird that I immediately think of David Letterman?

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Netflix launches special Lunar New Year collection

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Netflix is officially all-ratted-out with the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations with a specially-curated Lunar New Year collection. Available at www.netflix.com/888 now, it presents more than 100 Chinese films and shows to commemorate the new year.

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Netflix: Malaysians love action and romance

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We’re days away from the new year. If anything, 2019 has been a fabulous year for films and TV series. Malaysians have been lapping up the great content coming out from Netflix throughout the year and have been happily binge-watching to their hearts’ content.

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Watch Netflix for cheaper; MYR17/month Mobile plan

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After quietly testing the option last November, Netflix today officially rolled out a new, cheaper plan for Malaysian subscribers. The mobile-only plan costs just MYR17 per month, about 50 percent cheaper than the current basic plan.

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Netflix’s first animated feature film “Klaus” launches globally on 15 November

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Would you ever say no to Santa Claus? Neither could Netflix. “Klaus” is an upcoming English-language animated Christmas comedy film written and directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos in his directional debut, distributed by Netflix.

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Netflix’s mashup of PASKAL and Triple Frontier is pretty awesome

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Brotherhood meets brotherhood. Malaysia’s elite special forces meets drug cartel? A highly unlikely scenario but that’s what exactly Netflix has brilliantly done—creating a mashup of homegrown military movie PASKAL with a Netflix Original Triple Frontier which stars Ben Affleck.

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Budget 2019: Netflix, Spotify, Steam to be taxed

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Malaysia’s Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is currently tabling Budget 2019 in Parliament, the first federal budget by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Carrying the theme of “Credible Malaysia, Dynamic Economy, Prosperous Rakyat,” the budget focuses on reforms, the people’s well-being and promotion of entrepreneurial culture. One of the key announcements is that international online streaming and online-based services like Netflix, Spotify and Steam will be subjected to tax starting 1 January 2020.

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Netflix is set to sound awesome with Dolby Atmos, starting with Okja

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I don’t know about you, but I’m completely sold on Dolby Atmos—the sound experience that makes you feel like you’re inside the action. I’m sure you’ve experienced it in Dolby Atmos-enabled cinemas and if you haven’t, you should. It’s breathtaking. And as we move towards 4K and HDR content, the next level up is an upgrade to multi-dimensional, cinematic sound. The supercool thing is, this next generation surround sound audio technology is heading to Netflix.