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The new movie star is being made on your Netflix screen. At least, that’s what the streaming service is proudly proclaiming.

With an influx of 7 million new Netflix subscribers in its most recent quarter, and more digital clout than ever before, the streaming giant is starting to fashion itself into a new kind of star-making factory that is alluring to both Hollywood and Wall Street — one where Instagram followers are the absolute marker of popularity and Netflix original titles are strong enough to withstand the new streaming platform wars.

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The Meg Visual Effects

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, see how the Deadpool 2 Super Duper Cut compares to the theatrical cut from earlier this year. Plus, see how the visual effects of The Meg brought the giant, prehistoric shark to life, and the cast of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before write letters to their younger selves with some advice and praise. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho is still waiting on info about Star Trek 4
  • Maleficent 2 wraps production
  • There’s now a Sharknado VR game
  • Hey, do you want to see a photo of the Wreck-It-Ralph 2 score being recorded?
  • David Sobolov, who has contributed voice work to various Transformers games and cartoons, has a role in Bumblebee
  • The Predator gets an IMAX poster
  • There might be a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

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asian americans in hollywood

In 1993, The Joy Luck Club hit theaters, presenting a nuanced, never-before-seen look at the lives of Chinese-American women and their immigrant mothers. It was supposed to be a watershed moment for Asian-Americans in Hollywood, one that would harken a slew of Asian-led projects and finally defeat that pesky use of yellowface that had dogged Asians in Western movies for decades. We anxiously awaited the announcement for more Asian-led projects to follow. And waited. And waited.

It took 25 years for that watershed moment to finally come, with the arrival of Crazy Rich Asians this August. But astonishingly, it wasn’t alone.

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to all the boys i've loved before

Do you remember what it was like to have a crush on someone? Like a full-fledged, cheeks burning, fingers tingling kind of crush. One where your heart beats a mile a minute, and your tongue feels like toffee because oh my god, you’re drowning in those baby blue eyes. That’s what watching To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is like.

The teen romantic-comedy based on Jenny Han‘s YA novel of the same name is the latest entry in Netflix’s wildly successful rom-com Renaissance. And it is by far the best one yet. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is simultaneously evocative of our favorite John Hughes movies while being wonderfully modern in the best ways. All together, those elements make To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before the new gold standard for what a teen rom-com should be. And here are the reasons why you should watch it immediately.

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to all the boys i've loved before trailer

It’s been a good summer for rom-coms — if you have a Netflix subscription, that is. The streaming giant is singlehandedly bringing back the struggling genre to our computer screens, and it seems like their latest offering is as delightful and sweet as its predecessors.

Based on Jenny Han’s bestselling YA novel, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a high school romantic-comedy about a teenager whose secret love letters accidentally get sent to each of her five crushes. Chaos, hijinks, and of course, romance ensues. Now a full trailer for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been released ahead of the film’s August debut.

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to all the boys i've loved before trailer

With its recent streak of charming and sweet romantic comedies, Netflix has almost singlehandedly revived the dying genre. And that streak shows no sign of ending soon, with a sugary-sweet trailer for the YA novel adaptation To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved Before. X-Men: Apocalypse star Lana Condor stars in this film, which follows an Asian-American high schooler as her romantic daydreams turn into humiliating nightmares.
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