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File this under "First World Problems": on February 28, Starz will officially terminate its contract with Netflix, resulting in the loss of more than 1,000 movies and TV shows from the website. Although the agreement expires tomorrow, the content won't expire until February 29, which means that you have approximately forty-eight hours to watch That Thing You Do! and Teen Wolf on repeat until your eyeballs bleed. So get on that, peeps.
Although it was announced that Starz was ending contract negotiations in September, both companies had to wait for the changes to take effect until Starz's contract with Netflix expired. In a statement released on September 1, Starz said that the decision to terminate its relationship with Netflix was a "result of our strategy to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and valuable content," which is basically business-speak for, "even after the price hike, you cheap bitches don't deserve to enjoy such 'exclusive and valuable content' as Kung Fu Dino Posse, Canadian teen 'e-zine' comedy renegadepress.com, and Spartacus: Peen-Showers of the Arena."
To commemorate the final days of Netflix's relationship with Starz, Gizmodo has kindly compiled a list of the twenty best movies getting pulled from Netflix streaming, which include Scarface, Toy Story 3 (noooo!), Tron Legacy, Scream, Young Frankenstein, Big Trouble in Little China (double noooo!) and Beetlejuice. (All I have to say is, thank God I finished the last episode of Party Down two weeks ago, or else there would have been serious hell to pay.) Take a look at the list, and try to resist the urge to go down to the Starz offices and slap an exec in the face with your glove, Burr/Hamilton style. I know it's tough, but we'll all get through this loss together.