MoviePass Losing Money

Karmic retribution comes fast for MoviePass soon after the ticket-buying service prevented its subscribers from cancelling their subscription plans. The service’s parent company Helios and Matheson revealed its MoviePass losses to be an at all-time high, ballooning from less than $3 million this quarter last year to $126.6 million.

To add onto that, MoviePass is also facing potential lawsuits from its frustrated shareholders, who are accusing the company of fraud and misinformation. Looks like karma is working overtime.

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mirai us release

While the world has been scrambling to name any promising anime director as the next Hayao Miyazaki (while the man himself diligently ignores all the hoopla with another un-retirement), Mamoru Hosoda has quietly proved to be a visionary filmmaker in his own right. With a career spanning wildly inventive films like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars, Hosoda has not delivered a bad film yet. And now U.S. audiences can soon experience his latest film, Mirai, in theaters this fall. Read More »

jeopardy streaming on hulu

I’ll take Jeopardy! on Hulu for $500 please, Alex. The long-running syndicated game show hosted by Alex Trebek will make its streaming debut on Hulu this week. You know what that means, all you trivia nerds: you can say goodbye to your productivity for the next month.

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Deadpool 2 Extended Cut - Comic-Con 2018 Schedule

If you think the Disney Fox deal — which has overcome obstacles like competing bidders and the federal government — has felt like it’s been in limbo too long, look to the state of 20th Century Fox. By this time next year, the movie studio may not even exist.

Potential job losses and the questionable futures of movie projects in development have caused operations at Fox to slow down, as employees and executives alike question whether the Walt Disney Company’s family-friendly brand could put a stop to the majority of Fox’s more mature fare.

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avengers infinity war gag reel

If the end of Avengers: Infinity War left you not feeling so good, at least you’ll have this delightful if brief gag reel to revive you from your misery. Dropped on the interwebs ahead of the Marvel film’s upcoming Blu-ray release, the Avengers: Infinity War gag reel will help you laugh the pain away and maybe even make you consider buying a wind machine.

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pop culture imports august 10

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best, wackiest, and weirdest foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.)

A new month, a new batch of foreign movies and TV shows to please the ears and eyes! That’s right, subtitle lovers, it’s time for a new Pop Culture Imports, in which we all huddle inside during the hottest month of the summer to watch the best new foreign movies, dramas, animes, and everything in between. This week, we have a reversed Korean romance, an unlikely Indian love story, a quirky Japanese sci-fi, a familiar Swedish sci-fi series, Netflix’s newest anime anthology film.

So let’s fire up the subtitles and dive into the best foreign movies and shows streaming now.

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mary poppins returns image

The 1964 Mary Poppins was practically perfect in every way. From the songs to the dance sequences to the immeasurable Julie Andrews, the original Mary Poppins deserves its place as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

So director Rob Marshall and star Emily Blunt have quite a task on their hands with the highly anticipated sequel Mary Poppins ReturnsCould this sequel live up to the original’s candy-coated fever dream? The ominous first trailer didn’t seem to indicate as much, but a new Mary Poppins Returns image suggests that the sequel will still be the cheery and whimsical Mary Poppins that we remember.

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dora the explorer first look

Remember the Dora the Explorer movie starring Isabela Moner as the grown-up bilingual kid explorer? It’s still happening. And we even have a first look at Moner with the classic bob cut and clad in the iconic pink shirt and orange shorts. And the only thing more baffling than the fact that this movie does indeed exist is the fact that Dora apparently has Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again syndrome and has not changed her hairstyle or outfit since she was 7 years old.

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jungle cruise set

The Jungle Cruise ride was one of Walt Disney’s first pet projects, a Disney Parks attraction that simulated a riverboat cruise down several major rivers of Asia, Africa and South America. And legend has it that Walt Disney himself was the very first skipper for the ride’s opening day — which is probably why Dwayne Johnson and the team behind the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie have put so much heart and soul into the live-action adaptation of Disney’s beloved attraction.

In a new teaser video from the set, Johnson hypes up the movie once again, giving viewers a sneak peek of the awe-inspiring Jungle Cruise set.

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the predator tv spot

20th Century Fox has dropped a triple whammy of The Predator news alongside its newest TV spot for the sequel directed by Shane Black. The TV spot gives us a glimpse of the much-anticipated, mysterious Ultimate Predator that makes its debut in this fourth installment of the sci-fi action franchise. And the new TV spot also signals the start of advance ticket sales, ahead of the film’s worldwide premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.

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