Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Netflix is getting into the movie-making business. The streaming service announced this week that it would team with Weinstein Co. to give a day-and-date release to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the sequel to Ang Lee‘s 2000 film. The movie will hit Netflix and IMAX simultaneously in summer 2015.
Fight choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping is directing this one, with Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien. Donnie Yen joins the cast as Silent Wolf. Hit the jump for all the details on the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel Netflix / IMAX release. Plus, get a look at the first Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon sequel photos.
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Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Angie Han
As far as entertainment goes, $7.99 per month for a basic Netflix streaming subscription seems like a relative bargain. Still, you’re only getting your money’s worth if you’re actually using it. So how much are you using it, really?
According to a new study, probably quite a lot. A research group has determined that the average Netflix user watches 93.2 minutes, or 1.55 hours, of content on the service per day. That’s a 350% increase over 2011, when Netflix was getting crap for their decision to raise prices.
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Here we have news on two very different series coming from Netflix. First: the streaming service has picked up rights to the BBC series Peaky Blinders, which adds Tom Hardy to its second season roster this fall. We hadn’t known when we’d see the new season in the States, so it’s great to know that we can soon see Peaky Blinders on Netflix.
And then the company has also picked up rights to the ’80s kids property Popples, which will be developed as an animated series. More info on both is below. Read More »
After four years in limbo, fans will finally get a chance to see James Franco‘s Saturday Night Live documentary this weekend. Saturday Night will hit Hulu Plus on Friday September 26, marking the end of a long road for the comedy documentary.
Back in 2009/2019, Franco spent a week watching the then cast of Saturday Night Live put together an episode for one of his NYU film classes. He then realized the access he had was unprecedented, and created a feature based on the experience. Saturday Night premiered at South by Southwest in 2010 to solid reviews and got picked up for distribution. However, complicated rights issues and red tape locked the film up for some time. Read more about the James Franco Saturday Night Live documentary below. Read More »
Every single day, more TV fans are cutting the cord. Which means they cancel their overpriced, underperforming cable in exchange for only the Internet. With services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and numerous others, there’s almost nothing you can’t stream over the Internet without a cable subscription. One notable exception being HBO.
HBO does have their HBO Go service available with select devices, but up until now you’ve had to subscribe to their cable service to get a log in. Or use your friends. Now AT&T U-Verse is moving ahead with a $39 per month bundle that would get you not only a year of Internet, but HBO Go and Amazon Prime as well. Deals like this AT&T HBO Go bundle are most likely the way of the future. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
America’s Funniest Home Videos basically became obsolete the moment YouTube was invented. People no longer had to go through a bunch of TV producers to share or watch homemade clips of dads getting hit in the balls; they just had to click a few buttons on YouTube.
Nevertheless, America’s Funniest Home Videos has endured to become ABC’s longest-running primetime show. Now, as it hits its 25th birthday, it’s even joining forces with YouTube for several new series. Hit the jump for details on the Americas Funniest Home Videos YouTube comeback.
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In the mood to watch two aliens and a human verbally eviscerate some of the worst movies of all time? Yes, Mystery Science Theater 3000 is now available to stream online. Vimeo recently uploaded 80 episodes of the hilarious show and the company is still working on clearing rights for the remaining episodes to bring them online, too. Read more about Mystery Science Theater 3000 streaming below. Read More »
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If you need someone to play the wise old guy who teaches an up and coming hero how to kick ass, there’s good reason to turn to Scott Glenn. The producers of Marvel’s Daredevil have done so, and Glenn is now playing Stick, the mentor of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he makes the transition to Daredevil. Because we don’t know much about the upcoming show at this point there’s little more to the report than that, but all the Scott Glenn Daredevil info we have is below. Read More »