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You’ll be able to bring Shazam! home this summer – the hit DC superhero film starring Zachary Levi arrives on both Blu-ray and digital this July. The home media release will feature deleted scenes, making of featurettes, and the ability to turn children into large adult men in superhero costumes. Alright, that last one is a lie, but the other stuff is true.

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Summer is pretty much in full swing, and even though there are plenty of movies hitting theaters for blockbuster season, there are even more you can watch at home on Netflix. However, some of the titles in Netflix’s library won’t be around much longer, especially when it comes to Disney titles leaving now that the deal with the streaming service is coming to an end. This time one of the more popular Marvel Studios titles is heading out, as well as a couple Quentin Tarantino favorites, a modern sci-fi classic, and more. Read More »

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Captain Marvel opened this year, but it feels like a very long time ago. If you’re ready to revisit the Brie Larson superhero flick, you’re in luck: it’s hitting digital this month, and Blu-ray in June. That home media release comes packed with six deleted scenes, one of which awaits you below! The scene is set early in the film, before Carol Danvers learns her true nature. She’s still a Kree loyalist at this point, and is seen giving some Kree kids a crash-course in punching stuff. Watch the Captain Marvel deleted scene below.

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IFC Films Unlimited

Independent distributor IFC Films is poised to launch its own streaming service called IFC Films Unlimited, which will initially be accessible through Amazon Prime Video Channels. The service will include hundreds of movies, including The Babadook, The TripY Tu Mama TambienCertified Copy, Gomorrah, and more.

But even with its own impressive selection of acclaimed independent movies, will IFC Films Unlimited be able to survive against the ever-growing competition in the streaming arena? Read More »

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

The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, but for those of you who can’t afford to traipse over to Europe, Pop Culture Imports is the next best thing. Instead of watching prestigious movies in full party regalia next to angry French movie critics, watch some of these subtitled movies instead. This week, the best foreign movies and TV streaming now include Snowpiercer, Amélie, Kaili Blues, a beloved anime remake, and an experimental South Korean short film anthology series. Fire up those subtitles and let’s get streaming.

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As the streaming wars intensify, Netflix is finding itself at the center of everyone’s targets. In addition to losing Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars titles as Disney+ prepares to launch, and NBCUniversal preparing to pull streaming favorites The Office and Friends, Netflix is now losing out on future The CW shows.

The teen-friendly network is ending its CW Netflix deal, which would find CW shows like Arrow, The Flash, Riverdale, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend landing automatically on Netflix soon after a season finished airing. But CW is declining to renew that deal for its future shows, planning to shop new shows like Batwoman to other services. But don’t worry, Riverdale fans. The old shows will still stay on Netflix, with new seasons, for the foreseeable future.

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Netflix Egyptian Theater

Netflix may be the streaming giant to beat, but with Disney amassing the forces of Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, and now Hulu behind it, that giant could be knocked down a peg. And the House of Mouse and its upcoming streaming service Disney+ could hit Netflix where it hurts most: their subscribers. A new poll suggests that Netflix users could cancel their subscription to the service if it lost Disney or Disney-related titles like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and the Star Wars films. But saying you would cancel Netflix is different than actually going through with it.

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New Blu-ray Releases Happy Death Day 2U

This week, several titles get new, splendid-looking 4K releases. You’ll also have a chance to pick up a criminally underrated horror sequel from earlier this year, as well as a new creepy kid movie. In addition to that, we’re trying out something new with this column: rather than just break down the special features, you’ll find reasons why any of these films are worth owning physically (rather than relying on those newfangled digital copies). These are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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Disney Has Full Operational Control of Hulu Now

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Bow to your new corporate overlord, because Disney now owns Hulu. After acquiring a majority stake in the streaming giant following the Walt Disney Company‘s historic acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney has officially wrested the final 33% stake in Hulu from NBCUniversal through a deal with Comcast. But the deal is more than just a simple sale. Read about the Disney Hulu ownership deal below.

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

On this week’s Pop Culture Imports, it’s all about a few overlooked gems. First up is Burning one of the best movies of the year — foreign-language or not — which, like the strange Swedish fantasy-horror Border, got passed over by the Oscars for a Best Foreign Language nomination. There’s also the Chinese mega-blockbuster that no one has heard of, The Wandering Earth, as well as Stephen Chow’s classic Shaolin Soccer, and the sweet stop-motion animated series Rilakkuma and Kaoru. Let’s fire up those subtitles and dive into the best foreign movies and TV streaming. now.

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