Show Dogs Sexual Abuse Controversy

Well, this is certainly a first. Global Road Entertainment will be making changes to the theatrical cut of their family friendly comedy Show Dogs after the National Center on Sexual Exploitation accused the movie of inadvertently “grooming” kids for sexual abuse. Yes, we’re still talking about the movie featuring talking dogs infiltrating a dog show to save a kidnapped baby panda.

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Disney‘s historic deal to acquire elements of Fox seemed set in stone, but earlier this year reports surfaced that Comcast planned to derail that deal with a massive offer of its own. Now Comcast Corp. has confirmed that it is preparing a “superior” all-cash bid for large parts of 21st Century Fox to top Disney’s $52.4 billion deal. But to tip the scales in favor of Comcast, the Comcast Fox deal would be an “all-cash” deal versus Disney’s all-stock offering.

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obamas netflix deal

When things seem low, Netflix goes high. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have officially entered a multi-year “storytelling partnership” with the streaming service to produce multiple movies and TV shows. This Netflix deal potentially includes scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and feature films.

Yes, you heard that right: scripted series. Buddy-comedy starring President Obama and Vice President Biden, here we come!

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Weeks after YouTube Red saw its biggest hit of its short history with Cobra Kai, the streaming service is rebranding. Google has had YouTube Red rebranded as YouTube Premium — a loftier name that fits its slightly higher price tag. This is part of a shift around YouTube and Google’s overall media strategy, which has thus far been a bit of an incoherent mess.

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Sinemia Movie Ticket Subscription Plan

While MoviePass is apparently struggling to make it through the summer, their competitor Sinemia is unveiling a new batch of subscription plans so moviegoers can bring someone with them to the movies.

In case you haven’t heard, Sinemia is another movie ticket subscription service, but their plans are both a little more conservative and offer more freedom. Instead of going crazy and letting movie goers buy one movie ticket everyday, subscribers pay a flat fee for either one, two or three movie tickets each month. While the plans aren’t as plentiful, it’s still a solid discount off tickets, and there are no restrictions when it comes to 3D or IMAX screenings on a couple of the offerings.

Now, in an effort to expand their subscription offerings, Sinemia has unveiled a new “Sinemia for Two” set of plans. They cost double the price of the usual Sinemia subscriptions, but they give you two tickets. One ticket is for you, and the other is for whoever you want to bring to the movies with you. Find out more about Sinemia subscriptions below. Read More »

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Netflix originals

Back in February, Netflix revealed its crazy intention to release a whopping 700 titles in 2018 — a number that even now sounds faintly preposterous. But three months later, the streaming service is outstripping its early visions for the total number of Netflix originals.

By the end of 2018, Netflix is on track to hit 1,000 total original movies, TV shows, and other productions. This happens just as Disney, Fox, and other big companies are beginning to vacate the streaming service en masse.

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john lasseter return

Six months after former Pixar and Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter took a sudden leave of absence following reports of his sexual misconduct at the workplace, Disney is considering bringing him back.

A new report reveals that Disney executives have been debating letting John Lasseter return to the company. However, Lasseter’s role would be stripped of executive authority, with the animation guru working in a strictly creative capacity.

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hollywood salaries

Robert Downey Jr. only appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming for 8 minutes, but those 8 minutes were enough to net him a $10 million payday. If that seems like a lot to you, just wait till you learn how much money Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is making for an upcoming film called Red Notice. Get the details on some Hollywood salaries below.

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arrested development season 4

Mitch Hurwitz and 20th Century Fox Television may have just made a huuuge mistake. The polarizing Arrested Development season 4 “remix” was met with some confusion by fans and critics, but with mostly consternation by the cast members.

The new version of the season re-edited the episodes into shorter run times, but in the process expanded the season length to 22 episodes from the original 15-episode run. This has a few of the Arrested Development cast members arguing that they deserve extra compensation. In this case, it’s unfortunate that [Ron Howard voice]: all the footage was found.

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disney fox deal

First they make you wait on hold for hours when you call about your cable service, then they try to destroy the Disney/Fox deal. What will those fiends at Comcast do next? A new report reveals Comcast is preparing to offer an all-cash bid for Fox, which would likely muddy the waters of the huge Disney-Fox deal. Ruh-roh.

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