If you thought there were already too many streaming subscription services out there, you’re not going to like what NBCUniversal has planned for their library of TV shows and movies from NBC and Universal Pictures.
Joining the likes of the forthcoming Disney and Warner Bros. streaming subscription services, media conglomerate NBCUniversal is creating their own ad-supported direct-to-consumer streaming subscription service that would be full of shows from NBC and movies from Universal Pictures, as well as original content. That might not sound too enticing to some of you, but you might pay more attention when you hear that the NBCUniversal streaming service may take The Office away from Netflix after 2021. Read More »
Netflix is raising its prices — again. But while the last Netflix price hike at the end of 2017 raised its subscription plan prices by a small percentage, Netflix is immediately implementing its biggest price hike in company history. Read More »
Everyone wants in on that sweet, sweet streaming action – including IMDb. The Internet Movie Database has officially launched its own streaming service called Freedive, and as the name suggests, it’s free. That’s good! Unfortunately, it also has a lot of ads that cut into your movie every so often. That’s bad! Still, the selection is strong, and if you’re looking to watch movies for free, this is a good option. Users can watch Freedive through their computer or through Amazon devices. More on the IMDb streaming service below.
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Where were you in April of 2017? For your sake, I hope you weren’t on a private island in the Bahamas attending the infamous Fyre Festival, but if you did happen to be there, maybe we’ll see you in the background of Fyre, a new Netflix documentary that provides a first-hand account of the legendarily terrible music festival. Organizers promised attendees they’d be a part of an epic, unforgettable experience, and they certainly were – but far from the one they expected. Read More »
(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)
New year, new foreign movies and shows to add to your ever-growing queue! If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to become more cultured, then look no further than Pop Culture Imports, where I recommend all the best titles you can watch with subtitles. But it’s not all European arthouse films — this week we have an array of movie and TV shows of all genres, including Guillermo del Toro‘s masterful dark fairy tale Pan’s Labyrinth, a harrowing and human political drama about a former Uruguayan president’s years in prison, a wacky video game anime, a lavish K-drama set in Spain, and a quiet Estonian-Georgian anti-war film.
Now let’s fire up those subtitles and get streaming.
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Shudder, the subscription streaming service dedicated to horror movies, is slowly starting to create its own original content. Next up is the service’s first documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, which dives into the history of the depiction of black people in the genre and includes interviews with people like Jordan Peele (Get Out), Tony Todd (Candyman), Keith David (The Thing), and other notable creators in the genre space. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
It’s 2019, but the films of 2018 are still trickling onto Blu-ray, and I’m here to help you sort through some of them. This week, we examine the Blu release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween, the underrated Neil Armstrong pic First Man, Joel Schumacher’s sleazy Nicolas Cage thriller 8MM, and the indie horror flick Hell Fest. These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.
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In Netflix’s Bird Box, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the population are terrorized by inhuman beings that can take the shape of an individual’s worst fear. The only way to survive is to make sure you never make eye contact with them – and now that I’ve actually seen what a scrapped version of this Bird Box creature looks like, I’m the one who’s wishing I had a blindfold. Take a look at the photos of the creature below, which Bullock previously described as a “long fat baby.” Read More »
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If you’re a child of the ’80s or ’90s, you probably remember Carmen Sandiego, the red trenchcoat-wearing, globe-trotting criminal who always seemed to be just out of our grasp in educational computer games from that era. Now the first Carmen Sandiego trailer has arrived for a new Netflix series, which has Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin, Annihilation) lending her voice to the animated version of the character before she eventually plays her in a live-action movie for Netflix. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Welcome to 2019! It’s time to stream more movies! In the latest edition of Now Stream This, I bring you the chance to stream three of last year’s best films. In addition to that, there’s a ghost story with George C. Scott, a heist flick with Walter Matthau, a fun Indiana Jones knock-off, an underrated biopic, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!
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