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Saturday
Jun162018

Netflix says its teen romcom 'The Kissing Booth' is 'one of the most-watched movies in the country' Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, says that the streaming service's teenage romantic comedy "The Kissing Booth" is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world."

Via Business Insider

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  • Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told Vulture that the service's teenage romantic comedy, "The Kissing Booth," is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world."
  • Sarandos cited film database website IMDb as a good indicator of what Netflix users will like.
  • The movie is currently the ninth most popular movie on the website.
  • It's the latest Netflix original movie to fight off poor critic scores and be loved by audiences.

Netflix is developing TV shows and movies at a pace that's hard to compete with, and its executives think they know exactly what you'll like. One of the best examples of this might be the streaming service's new teenage romantic comedy film, "The Kissing Booth."

"The Kissing Booth" follows a teenager named Elle Evans (Joey King), who puts her long friendship with Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) at risk when she develops a crush on Flynn's brother Noah (Jacob Elordi).

Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told Vulture that the film is "one of the most-watched movies in the country, and maybe in the world." Vulture noted that Sarandos didn't offer any data to prove his comment (Netflix rarely releases audience numbers), but he did cite film database website IMDb as a "good indicator" of what audiences will want to watch.

"[IMDb is a] good indicator of what works on Netflix, because it's a pretty net-savvy, entertainment-centric person that gives feedback," he said. "It's better than Rotten Tomatoes."

Sarandos said "The Kissing Booth" is the fourth movie on IMDb's popularity rankings— as of Monday, though, it had dropped to number nine. Still, top 10 isn't bad for a romcom with a relatively unknown cast that has a 17% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.

That's just further indication of the power of Netflix.

The service's original movies, such as the critically panned "Bright," have managed to fight off poor reviews and be adored by viewers. "Bright" has a Rotten Tomatoes critic score of 26% but an audience score of 85%. Meanwhile, "The Kissing Booth" has a 72% audience score. On IMDb, it has a 6.5 out of 10 based on nearly 15,000 ratings.

"Jacob Elordi is the male lead," Sarandos said of "The Kissing Booth." "Three weeks ago on the IMDb STARmeter, which is how they rank their popularity, he was No. 25,000. Today he is the No. 1 star in the world. And Joey King, the female lead, went from like No. 17,000 to No. 6. This is a movie that I bet you'd never heard of until I just mentioned it to you."

As of Monday, King and Elordi were number 7 and 8 on the list — but again, not bad.

"The Kissing Booth" isn't the first Netflix romcom to take off with viewers. Netflix's holiday movie "A Christmas Prince," another romantic comedy, was popular enough for Netflix to announce a sequel— and for dozens of people to watch the movie every day for over two weeks straight.

While Netflix's overall movie catalog has dipped in recent years, it still plans to focus on original movies. Netflix is set to release at least 80 by the end of this year in an effort to make the service more valuable to its users.

If "The Kissing Booth" is any indication, at least by Sarandos' standards, Netflix is achieving its goal.

Saturday
Jun162018

Teen Vogue photoshoot

Joel spend the day with Joey King doing a photoshoot with Teen Vogue. 

Here are a couple pictures. 

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Image may contain: 1 person, standing

Saturday
Jun162018

25 Photos For Anyone Who Would Have Picked Lee Over Noah in The Kissing Booth #TeamLee

Via PopSugar

Joel Courtney Hot Pictures

 

If you've watched the Netflix original movie The Kissing Booth, chances are you may have developed a crush on Joel Courtney, who plays main character Elle's best friend Lee in the film. While his costars Joey King and Jacob Elordi found love on the set of the movie, it appears Joel is single, making a lot of fans very happy.

The 22-year-old may be best known for being a part of the mini cultural phenomenon, but you may also recognize him from the Steven Spielberg/J.J. Abrams movie Super 8 or his role in the CW show The Messengers, or maybe you're one of is 1.6 million followers on Instagram. No matter how you know Joel, there's no denying this cutie is definitely a Hollywood star on the rise.

Prepare to swoon as you scroll through some of his most adorable photos ahead!

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Saturday
Jun162018

The internet wants a 'Kissing Booth’ tv series and it actually makes sense

Via PopBuzz

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This needs to happen...

It's only been out one month but it's safe to say that The Kissing Booth is one of the biggest movies of the year so far. Not only has the teen drama gained a legion of loyal fans thanks to its relatable script and on-screen/irl romance but it's also "one of the most watched" films on Netflix right now. Viewers can't get enough of Elle (Joey King) and Noah (Jacob Elordi).

The film follows Elle as she is caught in a dilemma. She and Lee (Joel Courtney) have been best friends since birth BUT they have one rule to protect their relationship: relatives are off limits. This is all fine until Elle falls in love with Lee's older brother Noah and a whole lot of drama unfolds. Obviously it is amazing and people are completely obsessed with it.

In fact, fans love it so much that they are already campaigning for the movie to be turned into a series.

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And the gag is that it would actually makes sense for Netflix to make a series of The Kissing Booth. It would be an incredible way to explore want happens to Elle and Noah when Noah goes off to college. Not to mention the fact that, Beth Reekles, the writer of the novel that The Kissing Booth is based on, has even written a companion novella to the original. The Beach House takes place during the summer of The Kissing Booth and it could easily be adapted into a series of its own.

As it stands, it is currently unknown if Netflix have any plans to turn the romantic comedy into its own series but it's a definite possibility. Not only are Jacob and Joey actually boyfriend and girlfriend but the whole cast are really close to each other. Just this week The Kissing Booth team reunited.

Saturday
Jun162018

54 Photos And Videos Of "The Kissing Booth" Cast Being Friends IRL 

BuzzFeed has an excellent article on how Joel, Joey, and Jacob are friends in real life and hang out together. 

1. When Joey King (Elle) shared this pic with Joel Courtney (Lee) and Jacob Elordi (Noah – also her IRL boyfriend!) and said, "I love these boys so much".

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2. And added that she's "so grateful for these two".

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3. When Jacob gave Joey a smooch on the cheek...

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4. ...which seems to be a real theme between the two of them

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5. Here's one from her birthday.

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6. When Jacob and Joey showed up to the premiere of The Kissing Booth looking this good together.

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7. And shared a proper kiss for the cameras.

Rachel Murray / Getty Images

8. Meanwhile Joey and Joel goofed off together.

Rachel Murray / Getty Images

9. And the three stars had fun with Carson White, who plays Elle's little brother Brad.

Rachel Murray / Getty Images

10. When Joey shared this behind-the-scenes shot and said she loves "each and every one of these guys".

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

11. And shared THESE photos of her and Jacob having fun filming your fave scenes.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

12. When Joey wished Joel a happy birthday with this pic, saying, "embarrassing you and loving you unconditionally has become my new life mission."

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

13. And Joel called Joey his "ride or die".

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14. When Jacob lifted Joey in the middle of Disneyland.

Instagram: @joeyking

15. When the two of them shared pie in Boston...

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16. ...and ice cream in Sydney.

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17. When they chilled on the beach like this.

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18. When Joey took a nap on Joel's shoulder.

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19. And when they both cuddled up on the floor with Jacob between takes on set.

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20. When Joel busted Jacob taking a cheeky nap.

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21. Meanwhile Joshua Eady (Tuppen) had a rest on Joey's shoulder.

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22. When Joey admitted she and Jacob "got pretty weird during night shoots".

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

23. When Joel shared this photo and said Jacob and Joey "mean so much" to him.

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24. And when he posted this photo of Jacob and Joey, saying he'd had an "unbelievable" time with them on set.

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25. When Carson shared these cute pics hanging with the three stars on set.

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26. As well as this one of them all hanging out together after filming.

(Peep Joey and Jacob wearing matching sweaters!)
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(Peep Joey and Jacob wearing matching sweaters!)

27. When Jacob and Carson chilled on Noah's bike.

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28. And the two of them had fun in a toy store together.

Instagram: @carsonewhite

29. When Joey and Joel practiced their dance routine from the movie and got kind of silly.

Instagram: @joeyking

30. When Joey shared this ~unique~ angle of her and Joel eating burgers.

Instagram: @joeyking

31. And when she revealed Joel had injured himself on the first day of filming.

Instagram: @joeyking

32. When Jacob played Harry Potter with Carson at Universal Studios.

@joel_courtney / Via instagram.com

33. And accidentally sent him flying through the air.

(Joel caught him).
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(Joel caught him).

34. When the whole crew seemed to have a blast together.

Instagram: @carsonewhite

35. When Joey and Carson showed off their dance moves...

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36. ...and proved they were a real double act.

Instagram: @carsonewhite

37. When Joey shared this video of the cast's epic game of Uno.

Instagram: @joeyking

38. When Joey and Joel dressed up like this.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

39. And Joey and Jacob dressed up like THIS.

40. And then Joey's best friend Ariana Guido showed up as their "third wheel".

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

41. When Jacob and Joey dressed up for Rocky Horror.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

42. And when they went on a totally adorable roller skating date.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

43. When Joey took this shot of Jacob from one of their private adventures.

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44. And Jacob took THIS shot of Joey.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

45. When the two of them had a picnic for Valentine's Day.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

46. And looked like they were having a lot of fun.

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

47. When Jacob held Joey's hand at the dentist because she was so scared.

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48. When Joey shared this photo and said Jacob is "not only my boyfriend but my hella dope best friend".

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

49. When Jacob and Joey celebrated Christmas together at "Hogwarts"...

@joeyking / Via instagram.com

50. ...and also in Australia, with Jacob's family.

Instagram: @joeyking

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51. When Joey spent time with the Elordis exploring Australia.

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52. And Jacob and Joey enjoyed some sun together.

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53. When Joey got stuck zip-lining, and Joel totally roasted her.

Instagram: @joeyking

54. And when Jacob taught Joey some Australian slang, and it was hilarious.

 
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