Black Mirror video essay

Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror rarely features episodes with happy endings…or any semblance of happiness at all, really. It’s often a relentlessly bleak examination of the worst impulses of humanity, all told under the umbrella of an ominous warning about how our relationship with technology may eventually be the downfall of our society. It’s not the easiest show to watch – this is about as far from comfort food television as it gets.

So, knowing that, why do we watch it at all? And what makes it so dark? That’s the subject of a new video essay, which you can check out below.
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disney streaming service

Everybody is getting into the streaming business. Not content to sit back and let Netflix have all the fun, Disney is getting ready to launch their own streaming service. And just like Netflix, they now plan to create their own original movies and TV shows. Get the details on the Disney streaming service below.

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Luke Cage Season 2 Iron Fist

I regret to inform you that Marvel is at it again. They’ve decided that audiences just haven’t had enough of super-doofus Iron Fist, and are finding a way to insert the character into season 2 of Luke Cage. So if you haven’t had enough of Danny Frickin’ Rand telling people he’s the “Immortal Iron Fist” over and over again, you are in luck!

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Raising Dion Michael B Jordan

Michael B. Jordan is getting back into the superhero game, and maybe this time, the project won’t stink! Netflix has just ordered a 10-episode season of Raising Dion, a new superhero drama that Jordan will executive produce and appear in. Get the full Raising Dion details below.

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New Stranger Things clip

Stranger Things 2, the second season of Netflix’s wildly popular nostalgia trip, will drop onto the streaming platform at the end of the month. The hype is at an all-time high, which means it’s the perfect time for a clip from the new season. And best of all, it’s Halloween-themed, perfect for this time of the year. Watch the new Stranger Things clip below.

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Netflix is Raising Its Prices Again

netflix raising prices

Netflix is raising its prices again. And like any addict, we’re just going to keep coming back for more.

Beginning in November, the streaming service is raising the price of its middle and high-tier plans by a few dollars each, though its basic plan remains the same at $7.99 — which it has maintained since the plan began in 2010.

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now stream this halloween

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Hello, boils and ghouls! Welcome to a special spooktacular edition of Now Stream This! (Please imagine me saying all of this in the voice of the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt). It’s October, which means it’s Halloween season. That’s right, if you thought Halloween was just one day you are 100% incorrect. Halloween lasts all month long, and in the spirit of the season, I’ve highlighted 10 frightastic films for you to stream this month. Unless you’re too scared to watch them! There’s a classic documentary about witchcraft, an excellent remake, a cannibal coming-of-age tale, and more!

So put on your best Dracula cape and/or witch hat, light a Jack-O-Lantern candle, and join me as I highlight the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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the babysitter trailer

Hey, remember McG? The director of Charlie’s AngelsTerminator: Salvation and other movies that really don’t hold up well, if they ever held up at all? Well he’s back, and now he’s working within the freeing world of Netflix! His latest film, the horror comedy The Babysitter, will hit Netflix this month, and you can catch your first glimpse of the film now. The Babysitter trailer is below!

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Boy Meets World on Hulu

Hulu had a big night at the Emmys last month by taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, beating Netflix to the punch with their series A Handmaid’s Tale. While Hulu has every intention of continuing to expand their original programming slate, they’re also dipping back into the library of nostalgic TV from the 1990s.

Sitcoms like Full House, Family Matters and Step by Step were recently made available on Hulu in their entirety, and now even more of the shows from ABC’s beloved TGIF line-up from the 1990s are coming to the streaming service. Boy Meets World, Home Improvement and the positively goofy series Dinosaurs are all available on Hulu now. Read More »

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stranger things season 2 shadow monster

After what feels like a long wait, we’re finally less than a month away from Netflix’s highly-anticipated Stranger Things season 2 – or Stranger Things 2, as series creators Duffer Brothers would prefer we call it. They’re leaning hard on the whole “the second season feels like a movie sequel” vibe. And since every good sequel ups the ante in some way from the original, they’re doing the same: if you thought the Demogorgon was bad news, wait until you get a load of the “shadow monster” that will appear this season.

Read more about the terrifying new creature and see some new photos of those adorable kids below.
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