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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...
Kennedy The Boba Fett Film Is Dead

Kennedy: The “Boba Fett” Film Is Dead

It's official, the proposed "Boba Fett" movie is dead. Emmy-winning Sirius XM journalist Erick Weber has posted a tweet last night saying Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to him personally that: " Boba Fett movie is 100% dead" and all...
Filmstruck Streaming Service To Shut Down

FilmStruck Streaming Service To Shut Down

AT&T is continuing its streamlining of WarnerMedia's various digital operations by announcing this morning that the FilmStruck streaming service will shut down next month. The service debuted two years ago and mostly consisted of two major exclusive online libraries of...
Steve Mcqueen Says Peak Tv Era Is Over

Steve McQueen Says ‘Peak TV’ Era Is Over

Ahead of the release of "Widows" in cinemas, the film's director Steve McQueen ("Shame," "Hunger") has said that the age of 'Peak TV' is now over. In this context 'Peak TV', or the 'Golden Age of Television' as it's more...
Red Dead Redemption 2 Reviews Are In

“Red Dead Redemption 2” Reviews Are In

Eight years since the last entry in the series and five years since their last game overall, Rockstar Games finally returns with the highly anticipated "Red Dead Redemption 2" which has begun its release around the world today. Reviews are...
Public Still Wary Of Movie Subscriptions

Public Still Wary Of Movie Subscriptions

So has all the fuss about MoviePass, Sinemia, AMC Stubs A-List and the other movie ticketing subscription services, ones which offer select free cinema tickets for a monthly fee, actually had much impact on the industry as a whole?...
Netflix Denies Targeting Users By Race

Netflix Denies Targeting Users By Race

If you've ever accessed more than one Netflix account, you'll notice that the thumbnail art for the same shows can change. Turns out this goes beyond mere occasional changes to keep things fresh, rather the recommendations algorithm is...
Games As A Service Proves Super Profitable

‘Games As A Service’ Proves Super Profitable

Why do so many kitchen competition shows promote essentially serving raw meat of every kind even if it is unsafe? Less cooking time means faster turnover in kitchens means more revenue for less or equal cost and therefore more...

Netflix Cancels “Iron Fist” After Two Seasons

In its first cancellation of a Marvel series, Netflix has swung the axe on "Iron Fist" after two seasons. The announcement comes one month after the second season was released on the service. "Iron Fist" was the least liked...

Apple’s SVOD Service To Be Free?

One of the biggest questions in the ever growing streaming market is Apple's involvement. The tech giant has been assembling a major array of talent for a streaming TV service of its own, set to invest over $1...
Warnermedia Streaming Service Planned

WarnerMedia Streaming Service Planned

In a fairly major announcement coming just months after the wonderfully acronymed TWATT acquisition deal, AT&T has revealed that it plans to unveil a direct-to-consumer streaming video service featuring WarnerMedia's films and TV series by the end of next...
First Photo Ruby Rose As Batwoman

First Photo: Ruby Rose As Batwoman

The CW has released the first official image of Australian actress Ruby Rose as Batwoman in the upcoming CW DC crossover event for this year. The character will make her debut in the three-part event which begins filming today in...
Kids Want More Female Superheroes

Kids Want More Female Superheroes

Timed with the launch of the new season of "Doctor Who" this past weekend, BBC America and the Women's Media Center have jointly published a new study on the impact of representation in science fiction and superhero storytelling on...
Piracy On The Rise Again Due To Svod

Piracy On The Rise Again Due To SVOD

As streaming services continue to flourish with new platforms seemingly joining the marketplace every day, it is having an unexpected but not unsurprising knock-on effect - an increase in piracy. Sandvine (via Cinema Blend) has issued a report on Global...
There Wont Be A Female James Bond

There Won’t Be A Female James Bond

The James Bond franchise has always been a family business and has been ruled by executive producer Barbara Broccoli for decades now, taking over from her father Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli and fiercely protective of the brand and films. She signs...
First Photo Star Wars Series The Mandalorian

First Photo: “Star Wars” Series “The Mandalorian”

One day after the reveal of the title and synopsis, the official photo from the upcoming "Star Wars" live-action series "The Mandalorian" has been revealed along with a full list of all the directors handling the ten episode run. "Star...

Russian Bots Propagated “Last Jedi” Hate?

A new report claims that Rian Johnson's much debated "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" and the backlash against it was heavily fuelled by deliberate antagonistic action from Russian trolls and their bots. Heat Vision reports that a just published academic...

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