Posted on Monday, July 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
In the U.S., Star Trek fans interested in Bryan Fuller‘s new series will have no choice but to subscribe to CBS All Access. It’s a major play to get TV viewers to sign up for CBS’ new streaming service, and a very smart one — Trek lovers are a devoted bunch, and if checking out a promising-new Trek series means paying for yet another service, you can bet a great many of them will grit their teeth and fork over the $5.99 per month.
But what about geeks outside the U.S.? How will they get to watch the new Trek when CBS All Access is only available in the States? Well, if you’ve got a Netflix account, you’re probably covered. The company has just scooped up exclusive rights to the new Star Trek show, as well as all the old Star Trek shows. Read More »
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There was a lot to love in the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones series, but one of things I loved most was Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage. We knew from the start that this soulful, sensitive, and dashing bartender (who also, you know, just so happens to have unbreakable skin) was going to be the star of his own series and would eventually unite with the rest of the Marvel Netflix stable of characters for a Defenders series, but Colter made a solo series for Luke feel like a priority in the midst of another character’s show. That’s something special.
With San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, all things superhero are about to invade headlines with the force of a well-timed punch from Mr. Cage himself. So why don’t we kick off this week with a new Luke Cage poster that will be available to Comic-Con attendees later this week?
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Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to use someone else’s password to access a service without the OK of the system’s owner (that’d be the company who provides the service, not the person paying for the subscription). Meaning, yes, we are all lawbreakers now. Read More »
One of these days, I’d like to the be kind of person who gets a thrill by looking over numbers and spreadsheets. And on that day, I would like to dig into Netflix‘s business model, which seems to be focused entirely on acquiring as many original movies and shows as possible, building a library that has been fairly consistent in its quality over the years. I’ll never stop giving Netflix a hard time over their dwindling film library, but I find many of the projects they produce and acquire to be worth my time.
And that brings us to Rebirth, the first in a series of low-budget independent projects Netflix has acquired and fully financed for $2 million. For years, movie fans have wondered why major studios were spending $200 million on single movies instead of using that money to finance countless small movies with lower overheads and expectations. Well, Netflix seems to be giving that approach a shot and the first film out of the gate is a creepy cult thriller starring the stoner from The Cabin in the Woods.
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For many cinephiles, their home theater is a source of pride. From the flatscreen television to the surround sound system, it’s important to experience your movies in the best way possible. Now IMAX wants to help you achieve that goal, at least if you happen to have about a half a million dollars lying around.
IMAX will now build you a private home theater, one that will allow people to pay a premium price to watch theatrical releases from the comfort of their very own expensive movie theater quality home theater. But it’s not going to be cheap, and paying for those theatrical releases is pretty damn pricey too. Hit the jump to find out more about the IMAX home theater. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
Who would have guessed that the closest spiritual successor to Mad Men would come in the form of a half-hour cartoon about a washed-up sitcom star who just happens to be a horse? Netflix’s Bojack Horseman was a little shaky in the early going, but it hit its funny-sad stride around the middle of its first season, and by its second season was a legitimate contender for one of the best shows on television.
So will Bojack Horseman keep up the good work in season 3, or will it self-destruct just like its equine star? Watch the first Bojack Horseman season 3 trailer and see for yourself. The returning voice cast includes Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins. Read More »
Today brings Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition to Digital HD, so you can finally see if the 30 extra minutes of footage does anything to improve Zack Snyder‘s superhero battle. For those who liked the movie, it will probably just give you more footage to sink your teeth into. But for those who didn’t like the theatrical cut, they’re hoping it will fix at least some of the problems they had the first time around.
Now you can get a little taste of some of the extra footage and edits made to the film as the first 10 minutes of Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition have been made available online. That’s the entire sequence with Bruce Wayne’s parents dying, as well as his witnessing to the fight between Superman and General Zod from Man of Steel.
But what you’re probably really curious about is the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition reviews. Is this new cut of Batman v Superman worth checking out? Does it change the minds of anyone who didn’t like the theatrical cut? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
There’s a lot to love about Netflix. It’s an essentially endless library of shows and movies to choose from, all available to watch instantly with just the touch of a button. But there’s always been one big catch: there’s no getting around the fact that you need an internet connection. If you’re in a place with high-speed wifi, that’s not a problem. But if you want to catch up with Jessica Jones or Bojack Horseman on the plane? Or fighting with a crappy connection at your parents’ house? You’re out of luck.
Fortunately, that may not be the case for much longer. Netflix is reportedly working on a feature that would let subscribers download some programs to watch offline, and it could be ready to go by the end of the year. Read More »
Whether or not you liked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice when it hit theaters earlier this year, there’s a good chance that you’re curious to see the 30 minutes of footage that’s being put back into what is being called the Ultimate Edition. The alternate cut of the movie arrives on Blu-ray and DVD next month (though it will hit Digital HD a few weeks earlier), so a new trailer has arrived to tout the home video release. It’s not chock full of new footage like the previous trailer was, but there are glimpses of some new shots, as well as the special features that will take you behind the scenes.
Watch the Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition trailer below. Read More »