Quibi is Now Officially Dead, RIP Quibi

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Quibi is dead, RIP Quibi. Jeffrey Katzenberg‘s Icarus, his streaming service that flew too close to the sun and totally misjudged what audiences are looking for right now, has officially shut down operations less than a year after it launched. Its little life flew by…in a Quibi.

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quibi app

Quibi didn’t find much success on our phones, so now the embattled streaming service is expanding to TV. The Quibi app has launched on Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV following months of struggling to find a footing as the premiere mobile streaming platform. But it appears to be too little too late, as the WSJ is reporting the service is shutting down.

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Honest Trailer for Every Streaming Service

We don’t want to speak too soon, but it seems like maybe we’ve finally gotten all the streaming services that we need. Now’s the time for them all to fight each other for dominance, and the folks behind Honest Trailers are helping them out by taking the first shots. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Max, CBS All Access, YouTube, Quibi and more all get skewered as the Honest Trailer for Every Streaming Service takes shots at every single one of them. Watch below. Read More »

quibi future

Quibi, the short-form streaming service that was met with extreme skepticism from its inception, is facing an uncertain future. A new report indicates that the service is exploring “strategic options” including a potential sale. Who would buy Quibi at this point? I don’t know – maybe if we all start a GoFundMe page we could all go in on it together. Just a thought.

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the fugitive trailer

Kiefer Sutherland has traded running around for 24 hours in hour-long increments to running around in 10-minute increments. And he still probably won’t have time to go to the bathroom. The 24 star plays a cop on the tail of Boyd Holbrook‘s fugitive, who has been falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit in the new Quibi thriller series The Fugitive. Sound familiar? Well, the Harrison Ford 1993 action classic this is not. Watch The Fugitive trailer below.

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futha mucka

Loved the foul-mouthed banter between Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds in The Hitman’s Bodyguard? You’ll soon get more of it in animated form with a new Quibi animated series Futha MuckaThe Hitman’s Bodyguard co-stars are reuniting for the (probably just as expletive-laden) animated series for Quibi, in which they star as fictionalized versions of themselves who are…in love with each other?

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don't look deeper trailer

Do A.I. robots dream of high school exams? Catherine Hardwicke‘s new sci-fi thriller Don’t Look Deeper suggests that they dream of their weird, nightmarish origins. This Quibi series follows a high school teenager who begins to suspect that she is not like the other girls. In fact, she might not even be human. Watch the Don’t Look Deeper trailer below.

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dummy trailer

If your streaming service launches and it doesn’t have an original title that stars Anna Kendrick, does it really exist? In the case of Quibi, even Kendrick’s star power may not help. The Pitch Perfect star, who has managed to star in originals for Disney+, HBO Max, and Quibi, stars in Dummy, a comedy about Anna Kendrick befriending a sex doll. That’s it, that’s the premise. To be fair, you don’t really need more explanation than that, but Quibi has released a new NSFW trailer for Dummy, three months after the show first premiered.

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Quibi still exists, and it just announced a potentially exciting new project. The streaming service devoted to short-form entertainment is developing a show based on the Japanese horror manga Tomie. Crawl and High Tension filmmaker Alexandre Aja is set to direct, while Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cast member Adeline Rudolph is set to star. In the series, a girl goes missing, her body later found dismembered. That’s creepy enough, but to make things extra unsettling, the dead girl later turns up at school alive and well, and acting as if nothing happened.

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The Princess Bride remake scene

Last year, we heard rumblings that Hollywood was considering tackling a The Princess Bride remake. Frankly, that sounded like an awful idea because Rob Reiner’s 1987 movie managed to strike a perfect balance of tones and it seemed unlikely that any new version would be able to recapture its spirit – especially without original writer William Goldman on board (Goldman died in 2018.) Then, a few weeks ago, Jason Reitman (Juno, Ghostbusters: Afterlife) announced that he had recruited an A-list cast for a Princess Bride remake for Quibi that was shot in everyone’s backyards during the coronavirus quarantine, all to help raise money for the World Central Kitchen charity. How could anyone be mad about that?

Now Quibi has released a lengthy clip from the homemade version of the movie on YouTube, so keep scrolling to see an all-star cast recreate the movie’s memorable sword fight, the Man in Black’s confrontation with Fezzik, and the hilarious battle of wits. Read More »