There are two pieces of big news here. First: Hulu has acquired The Beatles: Eight Days a Week, a new documentary about the greatest musical group in human history (sorry, everyone else) directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard. Second: this purchase has signaled the launch of Hulu Documentary Films, a new arm for the streaming service that will, as its name implies, will focus on building a library of non-fiction movies.
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Another blow is coming to overpriced cable providers, from one of the most popular streaming services available today. A new report indicates that Hulu is planning to provide a service that will allow users to live stream broadcast and cable channels along with the library of movies and TV shows that they already provide. Find out more about this potential new Hulu TV streaming option after the jump. Read More »
A few weeks ago, someone ran the numbers and realized that yes, Netflix’s film selection is getting worse. This only backed up what was clearly obvious to anyone who was already watching what was leaving the gargantuan streaming service every month and what was coming in – more great movies are leaving and fewer great movies are arriving on a pretty consistent basis. As competition rises from every corner of the internet and as the focus on original content continues to grow, Netflix is simply not the best place for adventurous film fans to watch movies.
But maybe FilmStruck can fill that void. Yes, this is yet another movie streaming service, but it is the work of Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection, who have joined forces for this endeavor. In other words, it should have your attention.
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Now that we’ve discussed the best movies leaving Netflix next month, it’s only appropriate that we dive into the best movies arriving in May. If you enjoy revisionist westerns, silly cheerleading comedies, and romantic caper films directed by master filmmakers, this is the line-up for you.
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It’s that time again. You know, the time where we gather around the list of movies leaving Netflix next month and start making desperate lists of what we need to see before it vanishes. With more and more movies leaving the world’s most popular streaming service than ever before, this ritual has become an imperative. Time is running out.
But before we get to the full list of what’s leaving Netflix, let’s run down the priorities. The stuff you have to see no matter what.
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Posted on Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
Amazon Prime has always been one of the weirder — and arguably better — deals in the crowded field of streaming video. While all services offer countless hours of shows and movies, as well as some splashy originals to distinguish themselves from the competition, only Amazon Prime comes bundled with free two-day shipping. Prime catalog fail to offer the movie you want? Never fear, just order the Blu-ray — and while you’re at it, why not toss some office supplies and workout gear into your cart as well?
But maybe, for whatever reason, you’re not interested in getting your stuff quickly. Or perhaps you’ve thought about signing up, only to balk at the yearlong commitment involved. In that case, Amazon’s got great news for you. The streaming service is rolling out a standalone Amazon Prime Video subscription, without Prime shipping. And at $8.99 per month, it costs a dollar less than Netflix’s most popular plan. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
A few days ago, Daredevil star Charlie Cox let slip that Netflix and Marvel’s The Defenders would be shooting by the end of the year. Now Marvel has officially announced the first step toward making that plan a reality. Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, showrunners of Daredevil season 2, will be back to serve as showrunners on the original series, which unites Daredevil‘s Cox, Jessica Jones‘ Krysten Ritter, Luke Cage‘s Mike Colter, and Iron Fist‘s Finn Jones. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Daredevil star Charlie Cox recently let slip that The Defenders, which promises to unite all of Netflix’s Marvel heroes in one Avengers-style team, would begin shooting late this year. But before we get there, we’ll first need to check out Iron Fist, the fourth and final solo series to come out of that pact. Scott Buck was named showrunner back in December and Finn Jones was cast as the lead back in March, and now the supporting cast is starting to fill up as David Wenham comes aboard to play Harold Meachum. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
If you’ve booted up Netflix recently and found yourself endlessly scrolling through the streaming service’s library and finding nothing of interest to watch, you’re certainly not alone. Movie and television fans have noted that the company’s selection seems to have dwindled in recent years and now the math has arrived to back this up. No, you’re not going crazy – Netflix is shrinking and the numbers are kind of shocking.
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