Spielberg Leads Oscar Charge Against Netflix

Spielberg Leads Oscar Charge Against Netflix?

While Netflix's "Roma" may not have won the Best Picture Oscar last weekend, it got within such close spitting distance that it has rattled conservative elements of the film industry into action. IndieWire reports that the Academy of Motion Pictures...
Samsungs Exit From Blu Ray Raises Concerns

Samsung’s Exit From Blu-ray Raises Concerns

Over a decade ago, manufacturer Samsung was the first to release a commercial Blu-ray video disc player to market. Three years ago they introduced the world's first 4K/Ultra Blu-ray player. How things have changed as last week the company...
Green Book Win Upsets Pundits Spike Lee

“Green Book” Win Upsets Pundits & Spike Lee

After much controversy, the hostless Oscars went ahead last night without much of a hitch. Coming in at just over three hours, the ceremony itself was surprisingly smooth, flowing fast so that half the awards were already handed...
Green Book Now The Oscar Frontrunner

The 2019 Oscar Winners

This year’s Oscar winners have been announced and "Green Book" took the top honor of Best Picture along with Original Screenplay and Supporting Actor. "Bohemian Rhapsody" proved the biggest winner with the Queen biopic taking four gongs...
Netflix Cancels The Punisher Jessica Jones

Netflix Cancels “The Punisher,” “Jessica Jones”

It's official. A month on from the launch of the second season of "The Punisher," Netflix has officially axed both it and "Jessica Jones" - its last two remaining Marvel series. There will be no third season of...
Oscars Change All Awards Now Presented Fully

Oscars Change: All Awards Now Presented Fully

In a dramatic turnaround, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has agreed to reverse its initial decision to tape-delay four categories on the upcoming Oscars telecast. Now, all of the awards will be handed out live including Cinematography,...
Filming Wraps On Star Wars Episode Ix

Filming Wraps On “Star Wars: Episode IX”

After more than six months of filming, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode IX" wrapped principal photography today. The project marks the ninth and final installment in the main "Star Wars" saga and the third in the current series...
Amazon To Release Films Direct To Service

Amazon To Release Films Direct-To-Service

Two years ago Amazon crowed loudly about the fact that, unlike its competitor Netflix, it would acquiesce to exhibitor wishes to maintain the 90-day theatrical window and thus release all its original films in cinemas exclusively first before putting...
Warnermedia Reveals Streaming Service Details

WarnerMedia Reveals Streaming Service Details

TBS/TNT President Kevin Reilly appeared at the Television Critics Association presentation this week and has offered the most detailed plans thus far for WarnerMedia's proposed streaming service which he'll be heading up. Launch wise a beta version of the service...
Four Oscars To Be Given During Ad Breaks

Four Oscars To Be Given During Ad Breaks

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have announced that four categories will be presented during commercial breaks when the 91st Oscars are broadcast by ABC on February 24th. The surprise is which categories however. Rather than the...
Hulu Announces Four Marvel Cartoon Series

Hulu Announces Four Marvel Animated Series

Following their successful collaboration on the live-action "Runaways," streaming giant Hulu used its Television Critics Association panel to announce a new partnership with Marvel that will yield four adult animated series and a standalone special. Those four series? "Marvel's Howard...
Disney Streaming Service Name Early Slate

Disney+ To Cost $150M In Forgone Revenue

When Disney kicks off its own Disney+ streaming service later this year, it will pull back its content from others like Netflix. Once it does, the Mouse House will be losing the revenue it would receive from rival...
Mgm Annapurna Resurrect United Artists

MGM & Annapurna Resurrect United Artists

Annapurna Pictures and MGM's joint distribution venture has rebranded itself as United Artists Releasing, MGM resurrecting the famed UA label which celebrates a century this coming week. This rebranded entity will proceed with its planned slate of films in the...
Ultraviolet Digital Service Is Shutting Down

Ultraviolet Digital Service Is Shutting Down

Ultraviolet, the cloud-based digital rights locker service that served as Hollywood's go to place for digital copies of films for a while there, is closing down. The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE), an industry consortium of 85 companies including all...
Disney Outspending Netflix In 2019

Disney To Outspend Netflix In 2019

A new feature piece in trade paper Variety has gone into detail about what's going on behind-the-scenes to get the upcoming Disney+ streaming service up and running. The most interesting fact? Spending. The report indicates Disney will spend...
New Images From Tarantinos Hollywood

New Photos From Tarantino’s “Hollywood”

One or two photos were released a few months back, but now new official photos have just been released by Vanity Fair in a feature piece about Quentin Tarantino's Los Angeles 1969-set noir tale "Once Upon a Time in...
The 2019 Oscar Nominees

The 2019 Oscar Nominations

This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced via a direct streaming broadcast live this morning. "Roma” and "The Favourite" led the field with ten nominations each followed by eight for "Vice” and "A Star Is Born,” seven for...
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The Notable Films Of 2019: T-Z

In this sixth and final volume of DH’s yearly film preview guide we farewell a loud-mouthed matriarch, take another look at Australia's most famous outlaw, engage in some more zombie fun, revisit Buzz and Woody, deal with the latest...
The Notable Films Of 2019 O S

The Notable Films Of 2019: O-S

In this fifth volume of DH’s yearly film preview guide there's three superhero films all with quite different tones and ambitions, a new take on Dickens, the end of an iconic action cinema figure, the closure of a modern...
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The Notable Films Of 2019: K-N

In this fourth volume of DH’s yearly film preview guide, there's a bunch of prequels to properties ranging from spy franchises to mafia-centric TV shows, sequels to movies about children toys, two Disney live-action remakes, a spin-off of a...
Asc Announces Top 100 Best Shot Films Ever

ASC Announces Top 100 Best Shot Films Ever

To celebrate the group's 100th anniversary, members of the American Society of Cinematographers have put together a list of the 100 best-shot films of all time honoring the best cinematography put to the screen. Selected by professional cinematographers themselves, the...
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The Notable Films Of 2019: G-J

Onto the third volume of DH's yearly film preview guide which includes current Will Smith vs. Fresh Prince Will Smith, the return of the monstrous Pennywise the Clown and the lothario Jesus Quintana, the converging of two franchises into...
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The Notable Films Of 2019: C-F

Onto the second volume of DH's yearly film preview guide which includes the final adventures of the mutant 'First Class' before Disney reboot them, along with multiple remakes and reboots ranging from 1940s cartoons to 1970s TV shows to...
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The Notable Films Of 2019: 0-B

Revived last year and then abandoned halfway through due to the sheer workload, the idea of doing another preview guide this year seemed abhorrent...and yet it gnawed at me. In years past these preview guides were back-breaking and mania-inducing work,...
The Notable Video Games Of 2019

The Notable Video Games Of 2019

After such a stellar 2018 with the likes of "Red Dead Redemption 2," "God of War," "Marvel's Spider-Man," "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" and "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" ruling the roost, next year will mark an interesting one for gaming as...
Metacritics Top Films Shows Games Of 2018

Metacritic’s Top Films, Shows, Games Of 2018

With all the films opening in 2018 now out in U.S. theaters, Metacritic.com has unveiled what films, games and TV shows were the best of the year based on the aggregate scores of the top critics. I’ve divided the lists...
Disney Dominates 2018s Us Box Office

Disney Dominates 2018’s U.S. Box-Office

Good reviews and a more diverse range of films have helped push domestic box office revenue past 2016's record level - and that's with a full week of the year left to go. Combined ticket sales for the year have...
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“Captain Marvel” Tops Most Anticipated 2019 Poll

The IMDb has released a list of its ten most anticipated movies based on page views and MOVIEmeter rankings used on its IMDb Pro service. The list skews mostly towards films that have already released a trailer or stills as...
Netflix Plans 90 Original Films In 2019

Netflix Plans 90 Original Films In 2019

Netflix keeps ramping up its original film productions unit with a new report in The New York Times indicating Netflix plans to produce 90 film releases in 2019. 55 of those films will be live-action original works of various...
Study Streaming Services Dont Hurt Cinemas

Study: Streaming Services Don’t Hurt Cinemas

It turns out the war between theater exhibitors (ie. cinemas) and streaming services (eg. Netflix, Amazon) is being fought over nothing according to a new study commissioned by the exhibitors themselves reports Variety. The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO)...

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