IMAX screens may be closed for the time being, and even if they open again soon, you might not feel comfortable venturing out to one. Don’t worry, Hulu has you covered. This summer, the streaming service is offering 16 IMAX documentaries for your viewing pleasure. Granted, they might not be as impressive at home as they’d be on gigantic IMAX screens, but beggars can’t be choosers these days, folks.
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Despite the vast majority of the world’s population being stuck inside with nothing to do but binge-watch for the foreseeable future, even streaming services are getting hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. YouTube is limiting the video quality of its video streams worldwide for the next month, while Netflix, Hulu, and Roku are all scaling back customer service support.
Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2020 by Chris Evangelista
Parasite, the Oscar-winning movie everyone keeps talking about, is headed to Hulu. The streaming service landed the exclusive streaming rights to Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed film, and will debut the movie this April. The Neon-released movie raked-up a wealth of awards during awards season, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the Academy Awards, along with the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the SAG Award for Best Ensemble Cast and the Palme D’or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The streaming wars have just begun so you might want to hunker down in the trenches for the next few years. Everyone is hell-bent on besting Netflix, which means we’re about to be inundated with a slew of new streaming services. This, in turn, means you’re going to have to decide which of these services you want – if any. Will you act like Rich Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly and sign up for all of them? Or will you pick and choose?
To help you with this decision, I’ve broken down how the streaming services compare to each other in terms of price and content. You’re welcome.
Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2019 by Ethan Anderton
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how the original Batman suit from Tim Burton’s 1989 movie was restored for the Comic-Con exhibition last month. Plus, see how streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and the forthcoming Disney+ are starting to own us instead of us owning their products, and take a look back at the environmentally friendly animated series Captain Planet (he’s a hero!). Read More »
Netflix gets all the attention, but there are other streaming services worth watching, too. As a new month dawns, we look beyond Netflix to see what’s streaming in July 2019. Amazon Prime Video will bring the vastly underrated neo-noir Under the Silver Lake to subscribers. Hulu has the incredible moon landing documentary Apollo 11. That same subject gets explored in a different way on HBO Now with First Man. And Shudder will be unleashing John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. These titles and more await you in July.
Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
Do you have Spotify Premium? If so, congrats – you now have Hulu, too! If you sign up for it, that is. Now through June, Spotify Premium subscribers can sign up for Hulu’s ad-supported plan for no additional cost. And if you already have Hulu, you can still qualify through a few simple steps. As far as package deals go, this one is worth scooping up.
Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
It seems to be commonly accepted that Netflix has a bad selection of movies…but not according to Rotten Tomatoes. Though the streaming giant has been dinged for having a streaming library that doesn’t seem to know movies before 1985, the number of Rotten Tomatoes “Certified Fresh” films on the service outnumbers all of its closest competitors combined.
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
The battle for streaming supremacy is heating up. In the wake of news that Netflix was implementing its biggest price hike ever, Hulu prices are dropping. The cost of its average ad-supported subscription plan will decrease from $7.99 per month to $5.99 per month starting at the end of February.
Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
What’s the one thing everyone loves about watching TV? That’s right – commercials! Oh, wait, no. That’s not true at all. But commercials pay the bills, and as streaming becomes more prominent than traditional TV, streaming services want in on that phat commercial cash. But how do you add commercials to a medium that is typically commercial free, without angering your subscribers? Some streamers think they’ve found the solution: playing commercials when viewers hit pause in between binging.