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Study Peak Tv Seems To Be Levelling Off

Study: Peak TV Seems To Be Levelling Off

FX Networks Research has issued its annual report on the state of play when it comes to scripted television and confirmed that growth in the era of Peak TV is finally tapering off. As of 2018, the number of U.S....
Bond 25 Casting For Three Villain Roles

Study: James Bond Has A Drinking Problem

A fun new study published in the Medical Journal of Australia has come to a conclusion pretty much all the rest of the world has long known - James Bond has a drinking problem. The study authors found that in...
Disney Wont Save Marvels Defenders

Disney+ Won’t Save Marvel’s “Defenders”

A new story in Variety has gone into the details of the recently canceled Marvel Television series on Netflix and confirmed what we've suspected - don't expect them on Disney+ anytime soon. Reportedly the deal for the original four...
Netflix Unveils 2018 Watching Statistics

Netflix Unveils 2018 Watching Statistics

Streaming giant Netflix has published several lists today looking at the viewing habits of its users and announced that its original rom-com film "The Kissing Booth" and its series "On My Block" are its 'most binged' original works. The release...
The Game Awards 2018 Trailers Reveals

The Game Awards 2018 Trailers & Reveals

Following on from the "Dragon Age," "Mortal Kombat" and "Far Cry" reveals, tonight's Game Awards also included some big announcements for gaming fans across the world and plenty more game trailers. Amongst the news highlights: The highly acclaimed 2012...
Kevin Hart Now Out As Host Of The Oscars

Kevin Hart Out As Host Of The Oscars

8pm: In a situation that appears to be changing by the minute, it seems the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may be looking for a new host for the upcoming Oscars ceremony after all. Comedian Kevin Hart was...

The 2019 Golden Globe Nominations

Though some critics groups have weighed in, the first of the major awards shows has unveiled its nominations with those up for the 76th Golden Globe Awards revealed this morning. On the film front "Vice" led the field with six...
Willis Die Hard Is Not A Christmas Movie

Survey: “Die Hard” Isn’t A Christmas Movie?

Bruce Willis doesn't think it is, and now a new survey has come to a similar conclusion that's borderline blasphemous - that "Die Hard" is NOT a Christmas movie. The debate over the John McTiernan-directed 1988 action film's status as...
Cruise Mcquarrie Do A Motion Smoothing Psa

Cruise, McQuarrie Do A Motion Smoothing PSA

Tom Cruise and filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie have launched a new public service announcement taking a stand against motion smoothing on TVs. Motion smoothing is the dreaded ‘soap opera effect’ and known by various names depending on your TV’s manufacturer (TruMotion,...
Netflix Theatrical Windows Not Consumer Friendly

Netflix: Theatrical Windows Not Consumer Friendly

There's been a lot of talk this year about the point of theatrical windows from the rise, fall and recent rise again of talk of premium VOD; the rise of quality home cinema equipment with 4K HDR TVs and...
Fallout 76 Gets A Live Action Trailer

“Fallout 76” Could Face Class Action Lawsuit?

Several weeks on and the release of "Fallout 76" has proven to be something of a disaster for developer Bethesda as many players who bought the critically panned game after the launch two weeks ago are reportedly demanding refunds. Business...
The 2019 Sundance Line Up

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Line-Up

The Sundance Film Festival has once again opted to release its entire film slate all at once, unveiling 112 films including 99 world premieres in Park City that will take place from January 18th-28th. That’s up on last year’s...
Spider Verse First Reviews Are Utter Raves

“Spider-Verse” First Reviews Are Raves

With twenty reviews counted, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" stands at a stunning 100% and with an 8.2/10 rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics have gone gaga for the film, calling it the best animated film of the year and...
Creed 2 Director Star Talk That Cameo

“Creed 2” Director & Star Talk THAT Cameo

CAMEO SPOILER AHEAD FOR "CREED II" One of the joyful surprises of "Creed II" was a cameo, one from none other than 1980s blond goddess herself Brigitte Nielsen. Nielsen quickly rose to fame in the mid-1980s in both the...
Trek Khan Director Not An Into Darkness Fan

Trek: “Khan” Director Not An “Into Darkness” Fan

Of the three films in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise, there's little question the most contentious one is the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek Into Darkness". Lifting a bunch of scenes and character names from 1982's iconic "Star Trek...
Robin Hood Is 2018s Biggest Blockbuster Bomb

“Robin Hood” Is 2018’s Biggest Blockbuster Bomb

With its $14 million five-day opening (and just $9.1 million from Friday through Sunday) against a budget of just under $100 million, Lionsgate's recently released "Robin Hood" adaptation has already emerged as the biggest blockbuster bomb of 2018 reports...
The Marvel Studios Films Get A Timeline

The Marvel Studios Films Get A Timeline

Marvel Studios has now released an official timeline for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, effectively rendering null and void the 'eight years later' title card in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - reducing the time between the events of the Battle of New...
Warners Universal To Push For Early Vod

Warners & Universal To Push For Early VOD

For much of the first two-thirds of 2017, one of the hottest topics in the film industry was the growing demand for premium video-on-demand services which would push to offer films for rental at a premium pricing rate around...
Criterion Service To Replace Filmstruck

Criterion Service To Replace FilmStruck

With FilmStruck shutting down later this month, the biggest loss to the film community will be the considerable streaming library of The Criterion Collection - the famed boutique arthouse film label. Now, in an official press release, the Criterion Channel...
Paramount Teams With Netflix For New Films

Paramount Teams With Netflix For New Films

Paramount Pictures has signed a multi-picture deal with streaming giant Netflix. The studio will produce a handful of films for Netflix, but few other details about the initiative were revealed during Viacom Inc.'s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings call with...
R I P Stan Lee

R.I.P. Stan Lee

Famed comic creator and overall icon Stan Lee has died with Lee's daughter’s attorney confirming the news. He was 95. Lee was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday after suffering a medical emergency, and...
Destiny 2 Sales Arent Doing So Well

“Destiny 2” Sales Aren’t Doing So Well

When the first "Destiny" video game launched, the plan was ambitious - Activision had pulled original "Halo" creators Bungie away from Microsoft to start up their own rival franchise, one that would ditch the basic campaign of "Halo" in...
Majority Of Viewers Prefer Binge Watching

Majority Of Viewers Prefer Binge Watching

A new THR/Morning Consult poll has revealed that even though live TV still remains popular, a majority of Americans say they prefer an entire season of a TV series to be released at once. Binge-watching has replaced appointment viewing as...
Disney Streaming Service Name Early Slate

Disney Streaming Service Name & Early Slate

With the announcement today of the live-action Cassian Andor "Star Wars" series, Disney has opened up officially about its upcoming streaming service and finally given it a name - 'Disney+'. Set to debut sometime in 2019, Disney CEO Bob Iger...
Roma Release Changing Netflix Deal Demands

“Roma” Release Changes Netflix Deal Demands

Last week came the news that Netflix is set to give Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and two other awards contenders a short, exclusive theatrical run in indie cinemas willing to play its product this Fall. With the black-and-white, Spanish-language "Roma" considered...
Hbo Starz Join Top Streaming Ranks

HBO, Starz Join Top Streaming Ranks

Market research and consulting company Parks Associates have issued a list of the top SVOD services currently on the U.S. market with HBO Now and Starz now entering the top five. Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu take the top three...
4k Users Pick The Best Films For Format

4K Users Pick The Best Films In The Format

Ahead of the UHD Alliance and Digital Entertainment Group's 4K Ultra HD Summit taking place this week in Los Angeles, FandangoNOW recently surveyed over 1,500 film fans with 4K Ultra HD-compatible TVs to get their thoughts on what are...
Netflix Announces Thirteen Major Animated Projects

Netflix Announces 13 Major Animated Projects

Netflix has announced a massive slate of animated event programming, including feature films and original series, which are currently in the works for the streaming service over the next four years. Six all-new animated projects have been revealed, along with...
First Look Henry Cavill In The Witcher 2

First Look: Henry Cavill In “The Witcher”

Netflix has just officially released footage from a make-up and costume test of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, the lead character in the upcoming TV series adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s best-selling fantasy novel and video game series "The...
The Bbcs 100 Greatest Foreign Language Films

The BBC’s 100 Greatest Foreign Language Films

Every year in the later Summer or Fall, a major British magazine or outlet publishes one of those greatest of all time lists that stir some big debate about movies. In 2016 The BBC did their 100...

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