apple streaming service

The Apple streaming service continues to amass an impressive line-up of talent with eye-catching shows. But don’t expect any of those shows to be too risqué. A new report reveals that Apple is working hard to make their streaming service ultra family friendly and, well, kind of bland. Apple has gone so far as to pull the plug on one of their potential shows because it had too much sex and violence, while also instructing other shows to remove any trace of potentially offensive subject matter.

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tv bits lore

In this edition of TV bits:

  • Chris Evans will star in an Apple TV show.
  • Modern Family will probably get an eleventh season.
  • Watch a creepy new trailer for Amazon’s Lore.
  • Go behind-the-scenes of Netflix’s The Good Cop.
  • The Deuce has been renewed for a third and final season.
  • A new teaser for The Walking Dead season 9.
  • CBS is developing a supernatural cop drama.
  • Adam Sandler‘s upcoming Netflix comedy special has a teaser trailer.

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Apple TV 4K

Digital media was dealt a blow last week when an unsuspecting iTunes customer discovered that his Apple digital purchases had disappeared from his library. The experience snowballed into all-around internet outrage as movie lovers discovered that they had no right to these movies that they supposedly “purchased” — they could be erased from their iTunes library without warning.

Five days after the story went viral, Apple has finally issued a response. And you can be certain we’ll read the fine print on this one.

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Own Digital Movies

Earlier this week, customers who love buying movies through Apple found out that their digital purchases may not be as permanent and secure as they originally thought. After one iTunes user recently discovered some titles were missing from his movie library, he found out they were no longer available in the iTunes store, and it seemed they were no longer his to watch whenever he wanted. But that’s not entirely true.

If you’re one of the millions who has bought a movie through iTunes, but you end up missing a few of them at some point, don’t worry. You still own digital movies you’ve bought from Apple (mostly), and there’s a way for you to still get access to the vanished movies. Read More »

digital movies

There was once a magical time when physical media reigned supreme. VHS gave way to DVD and DVD gave way to Blu-ray, and everyone was happy to plunk down some hard-earned cash to take their favorite movies home.

Then came the onset of digital, and things changed fast. Now, a majority of casual movie watchers are more than happy to own things digitally. But here’s the twist: you don’t really own your digital movies. Even if you pay for them. Because Apple can go ahead and delete whatever is in your library whenever they want.

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TV Bits Elle Fanning

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Katey Sagal and Courteney Cox join Shameless as Emmy Rossum departs
  • Elle Fanning and Nicholas Holt in talks for Hulu’s Catherine the Great
  • Gina Rodriguez is directing an episode of the Charmed reboot
  • Ava DuVernay’s Central Park Five miniseries adds even more cast members
  • Netflix has a new True Crime anthology series
  • Westworld‘s Jimmy Simpson joins Our Lady, LTD
  • Jane Krakowski will play Emily Dickinson’s mom in Apple’s new comedy series
  • Crazy Rich Asians actress Jing Lusi lands role in Amazon Series The Feed

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casting bits lithgow

Casting news is happening! In this edition of Casting Bits, we’ve rounded up the latest casting news for your reading pleasure. John Lithgow has joined Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in Annapurna’s Fox News movie; Lauren Ambrose will star in M. Night Shyamalan‘s Apple series; and Castle Rock‘s Jane Levy is climbing aboard Netflix’s new anthology series What/If.

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foundation tv series

Apple is moving forward with their previously-announced Foundation TV series. The Isaac Asimov adaptation has landed a 10-episode straight-to-series order for Apple’s fast-developing streaming service. Batman v Superman writer David S. Goyer and War of the Worlds writer Josh Friedman will serve as executive producers and showrunners on the series, which will try to turn Asimov’s complex saga into something cinematic.

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Time Bandits TV show

Apple refuses to stop adding shows to their streaming service. Don’t even try to stop them. The latest: a Time Bandits TV series, based on Terry Gilliam‘s film of the same name. The Time Bandits series joins an ever-growing list of eclectic original programming set to debut on Apple’s streaming service.

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Jason Momoa Apple

The once and future Aquaman is heading to Apple for a new TV series.

Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Justice League) has scored the lead role in See, an original new sci-fi show that will be directed by Red Sparrow and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire filmmaker Francis Lawrence and written by Eastern Promises and Locke screenwriter Steven Knight. Learn more about the new Jason Momoa Apple series below. Read More »