MoviePass‘s meteoric rise and rapid downfall is already the stuff of Hollywood cautionary tales, but somehow, the movie ticketing service keeps falling harder. It seems like the only time that MoviePass makes headlines lately is when its latest scandal surfaces, and this newest one is a doozy. According to a new report, MoviePass has exposed tens of thousands of customer card numbers and personal credit cards through an unprotected critical server. We all know the biggest issue here: MoviePass still has thousands of customers?
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Another year, another battle between Netflix and movie theater chains over a possible awards contender getting a wide theatrical release. Last year, it was Roma that didn’t play in any major theater chains due to Netflix’s desire to get the film on streaming as soon as possible but still meet the desires of director Alfonso Cuarón, who wanted his movie to play on the big screen. This year, it’s Martin Scorsese and his return to mob drama with The Irishman that’s creating a stir between Netflix and movie theater chains. Read More »
After reports surfaced that Disney and Sony‘s Spider-Man deal (which would keep Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige on as lead creative producer for Sony’s Spider-Man films starring Tom Holland) was collapsing, Sony has issued a statement laying the blame on the House of Mouse. Sony Pictures is committing to continuing the Spider-Man franchise without Marvel Studios’ involvement, but that is the fault of Disney for cutting short a lucrative deal, according to the studio’s response.
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Apple TV+ could be entering the streaming wars sooner than expected. Apple’s new streaming service is reportedly eyeing a November launch date, with a $9.99 monthly subscription price. The company would introduce a small selection of shows before it expands its catalogue over the course of several months, according to a new report.
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Disney+ enters the streaming wars on November 12, and it will bring with it a massive assembly of movies and TV shows that you won’t be able to watch on any other streaming platform. On top of that, it brings a competitive price point that undercuts some of their biggest competitors. But do you have a device that will allow you to use it? Well, if you rely on Amazon Fire devices for your streaming entertainment, it appears you’ll be out of luck, at least for the time being. Below we have the full list of Disney+ compatible streaming devices that will be able to access the subscription service at launch. Read More »
All hail our Disney overlords! The House of Mouse, which owns pretty much everything at this point, has set a new record: five movies crossing $1 billion in a single year. Disney fans everywhere will likely celebrate this news, even as the rest of the film industry crumbles around us. Rejoice! Disney has even more money to finance even more live-action remakes! The achievement was unlocked as Toy Story 4 crossed the $1 billion threshold at the global box office.
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Ever since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, all of the Star Wars movies have been filmed at Pinewood Studios in London. But it looks like the next batch of films set in a galaxy far, far away may have found a new home.
Reports of a newly-registered production company (which could potentially hint at a new Star Wars project’s working title) have been linked to Lucasfilm and suggest that Star Wars may be packing up from Pinewood and moving across town to East London, to the new East Brook Studios which is slated to be open by the end of this year.
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Yesterday, CBS and Viacom announced a new merger, marking a reunion between the two corporate entities for the first time in almost thirteen years. A new company called ViacomCBS will emerge (pending the finalization of the deal), and brands like Paramount Pictures, CBS, Showtime, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and more will all be under the same umbrella.
Now the iconic Star Trek brand, which had previously been split between those two companies, will be all in one place again. Here’s how the new merger may end up affecting popular franchises like Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Read More »
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Reunited and it feels so good: CBS and Viacom, two companies which were once joined but have spent nearly thirteen years operating as separate entities, are now merging once again. The deal could take months to be totally finalized, but this is a move that should give the newly-named ViacomCBS a fighting chance to survive in the streaming era. Read More »
MoviePass, the movie ticket subscription service which was all the rage in 2018, experienced such an explosive rise and tumultuous fall that I would not be surprised if someone ended up making a movie about it one day. And thanks to a recent in-depth report on the company’s questionable business practices, here’s a scene that could be used during the “beginning of the end” portion of the eventual film: CEO Mitch Lowe ordering his employees to change the passwords of heavy MoviePass users so they would not be able to log on and use the service. Read more about that and some of the other aspects of the MoviePass scandal below. Read More »