disney buying netflix

I don’t know about you, but when the governments of the world collapse and civilization dissolves into chaos, and we’re reduced to living in a world where the biggest corporations battle for control of the surviving population, I’ll probably end up joining Team Disney. Because if I’m going to die for the glory of a corporate entity, it might as well be for Marvel and Star Wars. I’ll lie there, bleeding out on the battlefield, and look at the Mickey Mouse patch on my uniform and think “Well, at least I didn’t die for AT&T/Time Warner. Screw those guys!”

Anyway, Disney’s next step in becoming the domineering force of the dystopian future involves them possibly acquiring Netflix, a move that would be nothing short of huge for both companies.

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Netflix Original Programming Growth

Netflix does not have a friendly relationship with movie theaters. Ever since Netflix starting creating their own movies, some of them have been pushed to a limited theatrical release in order to qualify for awards, but many movie theater owners haven’t been happy about it. They were even more upset when Netflix struck a deal with IMAX to release their Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel on the giant screen the same day it was made available on the streaming service. And now a new deal has them worried again.

Netflix has created a new deal with the iPic Entertainment theater chain that will see some of the streaming service’s upcoming movies released in their theaters the same day that they’re released online. Find out more about the deal regarding Netflix movies in theaters after the jump. Read More »

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If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to use someone else’s password to access a service without the OK of the system’s owner (that’d be the company who provides the service, not the person paying for the subscription). Meaning, yes, we are all lawbreakers now.  Read More »

daredevil season 2 poster

In a year where much of the discussion surrounding superhero movies revolved around when audiences where going to grow tired of superhero movies, Netlix‘s Daredevil arrived and gave that conversation a swift kick in the throat. Stylish, complex, and and so very different than the rest of its brethren in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the series won over hardcore comic fans and normal folks alike. While season two of the show is currently filming and won’t be ready for some time yet, a new poster had debuted online. You know, just in case you need a reminder to get excited for the next batch of episodes.

To see the Daredevil season 2 poster for yourself, hit the jump!

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Drew Goddard Wanted to Make a New ‘Daredevil’ Movie

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What could’ve been the new Daredevil movie turned into the critically acclaimed Daredevil television series. In a recent interview, writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), executive producer and creator of the Netflix show, revealed his initial plans for the superhero, which were aimed at the big screen. (Joss Whedon also pushed for the character to lead a movie, rather than a TV series.)

Read more about the decision to bring Daredevil to TV rather than theaters, after the jump.

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Netflix and Chill button

Over the past couple of months, the phrase “Netflix and chill” has taken off as a meme of sorts. For those who don’t know what the phrase means, basically if you ask someone if they want to “Netflix and chill,” you might as well be asking them if they want to pretend to watch a movie and just get down to some risque adult business.

Seemingly in response to this online phenomenon, Netflix has just revealed a device that they’ve created called “The Switch,” which everyone has taken to calling the “Netflix and chill button.” It’s a one-button device that allows you to easily prepare for a night of watching Netflix and relaxing, and you can build one yourself. Read More »

The Best Films Leaving Netflix in October 2015

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If you’ve recently been craving to watch the Dane Cook star vehicle, Good Luck Chuck, then you better hurry up, because it’s about to leave Netflix. Once again, the company is depriving us of comedy classics we just need to watch again and again. In reality, the streaming service is actually dropping some great movies next month. After the jump, check out our rundown of some of the best films leaving Netflix in October 2015.

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Black Mirror Netflix

Prepare for more terrifying visions of the future. Netflix has officially announced it’s picking up the buzzy sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror for a third season, to consist of 12 episodes. Keep in mind that this show has only put out six episodes (across two seasons) and a Christmas special to date. Netflix is nearly tripling the episode count in one fell swoop. Get details on the Black Mirror Netflix pickup after the jump.  Read More »

Star Wars AMC Theatres

With the arrival of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a few months away, there will be plenty more Star Wars hype coming down the road. One thing that fans have been hoping for more than anything is the return of the original Star Wars trilogy to theaters to lead up to the release of The Force Awakens, and it looks like their wish may come true.

The movie theater chain AMC Theatres recently posted a Twitter update saying that fans would have the opportunity to see all six Star Wars movies in theaters again before The Force Awakens arrives, complete with a link that presumably went to a page where you could learn more about the marathon.

Update: Netflix and AMC have both responded to refute this rumor. More info below.

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Netflix Loses Epix to Hulu

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There’s already more stuff to watch on Netflix than you’ll be able to get through in a lifetime, but even so this news is bound to come as a disappointment to subscribers. Netflix has decided not to renew its deal with Epix, meaning films like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, World War Z, and Transformers: Age of Extinction will disappear from the streaming service at the end of September.

On the flip side, this is great news for Hulu users. Now that Epix and Netflix have broken up, Epix will take up with Hulu starting October 1, bringing along titles like Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read about the Netflix Epix Hulu deals after the jump.  Read More »