Posted on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
The bright, hot days of summer are finally upon is, and that means it’s the perfect time to seclude yourself in a curtained, air-conditioned room and watch some movies. First, catch up on some of the classics leaving Netflix in June 2015; once you’ve cleared a bit of space in your queue, you can fill it back up with some of the best films coming to Netflix (and Hulu, and Amazon) in June 2015.
After the jump, the best of the Netflix June 2015 release schedule, plus highlights from the upcoming Hulu and Amazon calendar. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Update: Seinfeld will make its Hulu debut on June 24. The Verge notes Hulu will show the original full-length episodes, rather than the edited versions that air in syndication. Original story follows.
Seinfeld is coming to Hulu. The online video service has just secured the streaming VOD rights to all 180 episodes, which originally aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998. More details on the Seinfeld Hulu deal after the jump. Read More »
Amazon is pulling in talent left and right. Spike Lee, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, and perhaps one stranger signee than any other: Woody Allen. When he signed the deal to make a TV series for Amazon, Allen joked “I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas, and I’m not sure where to begin.” Or we thought that was a joke, an expression of the anxiety that is one of his hallmarks.
Maybe that wasn’t just a gag. In a new interview, Allen says he knows nothing about TV, that “I’ve never seen anything online at all — nothing,” and that he doesn’t even know what a streaming service is. Amazon was relentless in pursuing him, finally grinding Allen down to the point where he said yes. But “I have regretted every second since I said OK,” he explains. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Mindy Project will be back, and bigger than ever. Although Fox cancelled the comedy earlier this month, Hulu has now come to the rescue, scooping it up for a fourth season to consist of 26 episodes. Hit the jump for more on the Mindy Project Hulu move. Read More »
Amazon has made deals with two filmmakers whose work helped define rebellion against studio control and the American independent film movement. And today, Deadline wins the no-prize for burying the lede. In a wide-ranging piece about the film market landscape, specifically oriented around Cannes deals, the site mentions that Amazon has signed deals with Jim Jarmusch and Terry Gilliam, bringing the two filmmakers to the same label that already boasted Spike Lee and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Read More »
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Hollywood has been digging through your childhood toybox again, and they’ve come up with one more property to adapt. Netflix announced this week that it is making a TV series out of Green Eggs and Ham, the Dr. Seuss classic about a guy who badgers another guy into trying some strange food. Get all the details on the Green Eggs and Ham Netflix series after the jump. Read More »
Charlie Cox is Daredevil, Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones and Mike Colter is Luke Cage. So far, those are the leads of the major Netflix Marvel shows. There’s still one major character to cast – Iron Fist – and probably many good, secondary characters too. Now we might know the actor who plays one of those roles.
Speaking to Howard Stern, Ryan Phillippe said he’s been talking to Marvel about appearing in one of their Netflix shows. Read the Ryan Phillippe Marvel news below. Read More »
One of the great mysteries of Netflix is how many people are watching. We know there are over 40 million domestic subscribers, but what those people are actually watching, and when, is something only the company itself knows. Netflix does not share ratings data. As streaming becomes more and more prominent, however, ratings are something many people are curious about. Now one company is offering up data on how many people are watching stuff on Netflix… with a major caveat.
A San Diego-based company called Luth Research has put together a large sample of test subjects (about 2,500) that allows them to gauge what and when people are watching on Netflix. Their research, however, only accounts for people who are watching directly on Netflix, meaning on your computer, phone or tablet. Anyone watching through another service – a gaming system, an internet-enabled TV, a Roku – is not counted.
So what were the results? Below, find out the rough first Netflix ratings for Daredevil, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline and more. Read More »
Avengers: Age of Ultron has already grossed over $200 million in international release and will likely add at least that much to its grand total when it opens this weekend in the United States. Since the first film in 2012, fans have been patiently waiting for more Avengers action and that’s exactly what Joss Whedon delivers with the sequel.
Now, it seems like we might not have to wait until the third Avengers for more Avengers. Amazon.co.uk sent an e-mail to their users offering a pre-order of the Age of Ultron Blu-ray. According to their e-mail, the disc will include an extended version of the film and an alternate ending. However, Whedon said the disc will have deleted scenes, they just won’t be cut into the film. What about that alternate ending though? Read more about the Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray below. Read More »