Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
Some folks like to go all out for Valentine’s Day, planning elaborate dates or wild nights out. But if you’re more of the stay-at-home-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-PJs type, Netflix has got you covered.
The streaming service has just announced that the second season of House of Cards will land on February 14, with all thirteen episodes premiering at once. Check out the first teaser trailer and a new synopsis after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 by Angie Han
So far, one of the ways that Netflix has differed from traditional TV is its model of distribution. Netflix typically releases a whole season at once, rather than parceling episodes out over the course of several weeks or months. But as the streaming service moves into children’s programming, they’re looking to shake up their approach.
Netflix is launching its first original series for kids, DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo FAST, with just five episodes slated to hit Christmas Eve. Learn more about their plans for the show, and watch the first trailer, after the jump.
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Way before Blockbuster said goodbye, the battlefields of streaming video were getting bloody. Studios fought and signed exclusive deals with Netflix, Hulu and others to release both catalog titles, and new releases, on one service or the other. The future has been happening for a while.
One of the (relatively) newer streaming services to enter the game was Amazon. While the company’s streaming service through Prime has a good amount of titles, as well as a growing crop of originally programming, Amazon just signed its first exclusive deal with a film production company. That company is A24 Films, the team behind The Spectacular Now, Spring Breakers and The Bling Ring. Upcoming A24 Films will only stream on Amazon. Read More »
When it comes to the original cast of the Star Wars trilogy, most of them give up information pretty easily. Be it Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford or Anthony Daniels, each has said or done something in the past year suggesting they’re going to return to the Star Wars universe, even though nothing is official. Now add Billy Dee Williams to the list.
Williams recently appeared at Rhode Island Comic-Con and mentioned he was about to do a new project for Netflix. He then said it was called “Rebels,” but couldn’t talk about it. The upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels isn’t going to be on Netflix, so maybe he misspoke. Or maybe he’s actually doing a show on Netflix and got the title wrong. Or maybe he’s joining Star Wars: Rebels. Either way, it’s a fun little mystery. Dig deeper below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Killing is really and truly the show that can’t be killed. After not one but two cancellations by AMC, the crime drama has just been resurrected for a fourth season, this time on Netflix. The new season will supposedly be its last, but at this point, who knows if this show is even capable of staying dead? Hit the jump to learn who’s coming back for the next run of episodes, and more.
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Gone are the days of being able to watch The Simpsons in syndication every single evening. The show has been on the air for so long (25 seasons) that many of the original syndications deals have sputtered out. Cable TV companies saw that as an opening and, in recent months, a bidding war began for the rights to air the classic cartoon. A winner has now emerged, but it wasn’t cheap.
FXX, the Fox-owned spin-off channel of FX, will end up paying about $750 million for the rights to air The Simpsons in syndication on their network over the next ten years. The deal also includes the ability to make all seasons available on demand on their soon-to-launch VOD app, FXNow. Read More »
The first name attached to Marvel’s Netflix shows has been revealed. It’s Drew Goddard, director and co-writer of The Cabin in the Woods. He’s in negotiations to write the series based on the blind superhero Daredevil. Read More »
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Blockbuster Video killed the mom and pop video store, and now technology has finally killed Blockbuster Video. After slowly but steadily closing down locations for the better part of a decade, the company announced Wednesday it is finally going to close the final 300 locations by early 2014, and discontinue its rental-by-mail system by the end of 2013. The brand will remain, however, offering movies digitally.
While a few indie stores will always endure, this more or less marks the official end of the video store era. Read More »