Hulu Could Roll Out an Ad-Free Option This Fall

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There’s a lot to love about Hulu. They singlehandedly saved The Mindy Project. They’ve got every episode of Seinfeld, and all those Criterion movies. And it’s maybe the best source of British TV this side of the Atlantic. If there’s one thing to hate about it, though, it’s their reliance on commercials. Not even shelling out for a paid subscription can save you from those damn ads.

Happily, that might be changing. Hulu is reportedly considering an ad-free subscription tier, though it’ll cost you a bit more than the standard subscription. More about the possible Hulu ad-free option after the jump.  Read More »


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HBO Now Hits Android and Amazon


After years of demand, HBO finally debuted its standalone streaming service this past spring. The only catch was that you needed an Apple device (i.e., iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV) to sign up. But now it’s finally rolling out to Android and Amazon devices as well. More details on the HBO Now Android and Amazon debut after the jump.  Read More »

Teyonah Parris in Dear White People

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon is also jumping into the original features game. Their first foray into that realm will be Chi-Raq, Spike Lee‘s contemporary retelling of the classical Greek play Lysistrata.

The company’s latest statement on the project reveals some new details, including a full cast list that includes Teyonah ParrisAngela BassettJohn Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Get all the details on the Amazon Chi-Raq project after the jump.  Read More »

Netflix Narcos

After a blood-splattered, cocaine-dusted first teaser, Netflix’s Narcos has come back with its first full-on trailer. Wagner Moura plays legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, and Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal the DEA agents who attempt to take him down in the 1980s. Watch the Narcos trailer after the jump. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

Get the Netflix movie release dates after the jump. Read More »

Netflix series Montauk

Since it’s the weekend, you’re likely spending at least some of the time watching your favorite show or a new movie on Netflix. There’s no doubt that the streaming entertainment service has become a major player and influence in how we consume movies and television, and now we have word that it will become more popular than network television in the next year.

A new analysis from FBR Capital Markets, a Wall Street analyst firm, has surfaced showing that if Netflix were a Nielsen-rated TV network, their 24-hour audience numbers would be greater than that of all the major broadcast networks by 2016.

Find out more about the Netflix ratings after the jump! Read More »

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The original Wet Hot American Summer was already a throwback, to 1980s camp movies, and now the prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is going even further back into the past. (By about two months, but still.) So it seems only appropriate that the latest Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer would also look like a relic of bygone times.

There’s actual new footage in this promo, featuring all your favorite Camp Firewood counselors like Paul RuddAmy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, and Elizabeth Banks. But you almost wouldn’t know it from the fuzzy VHS style. Watch the Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp trailer after the jump. Read More »

The Guest

To get the most out of your Netflix (or Amazon, or Hulu) subscription, it helps to know which films you need to watch before they disappear — and which films you should add to your queue when they arrive. After the jump, find out which films are coming and going from Netflix next month. Plus, get highlights from Amazon and Hulu’s upcoming slate. Read More »

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While we wait for Netflix and Mitch Hurwitz to deliver another season of Arrested Development, they’ve got a little something else brewing with Arrested Development co-star Maria Bamford. Netflix has just picked up Lady Dynamite, a new original series executive produced by Hurwitz and starring Bamford. Get all the details on the Maria Bamford Netflix comedy after the jump.  Read More »