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Hulu is developing several pop culture documentaries, including Batman and Bond

Hulu is developing several pop culture documentaries, including Batman and Bond

While Netflix continues to bolster its original content lineup with new series, streaming video rival Hulu has announced it's working on a line of new original documentaries. Craig Erwich, Hulu's senior vice president of global content, revealed on Friday that the service will establish its Limelight Documentary Series with several exclusive documentaries focusing on little-known people and stories in the world of pop culture.

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Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

While critics have widely panned Suicide Squad, the new DC Comics supervillain movie from Warner Bros., that isn't stopping eager fans from buying tickets to its theatrical release. The film made its domestic debut on Thursday evening, and ended up setting a box office record for August openings, bringing in $20.5 million.

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Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

A live-action TV show set in the Star Wars universe is something that's been rumored and whispered about for many years now. Series creator George Lucas even had plans for a show called Star Wars Underworld, back before the franchise was acquired by Disney. However, it seems official talks are ongoing once again, as ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey recently revealed they were working with Lucasfilm on the concept.

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‘Stranger Things’ will (likely) be back for a second season

‘Stranger Things’ will (likely) be back for a second season

Netflix has a big summer hit on its hands called 'Stranger Things,' and we can expect to see a second season, at least if comments recently made by company CEO Reed Hastings are anything to go by. When asked about the show's future, Hastings said Netflix "would be dumb not to" release a second season. As is typical for Netflix, the company hasn't released any viewership numbers for the show; however, ratings are strong and expansive across the web, and social media reveals a largely very positive reception among viewers.

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Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Before this year’s football season kicks off, Sling TV will add both NFL Network and NFL RedZone to its livestreaming TV service. The company hasn’t announced whether these offerings will be available as standalone add-ons or in certain packages, though a statement from it suggests that NFL Network may be more readily available while RedZone will be a separate option for subscribers.

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BBC will broadcast Rio Olympics in 360-degree video

BBC will broadcast Rio Olympics in 360-degree video

Olympics fans looking forward to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio take note: the BBC has announced it's launching a service that will allow viewers to watch a large portion of the event in 360-degree video. And you don't need an expensive VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive either; any unit compatible with an iPhone or Android device will suffice, giving you the opportunity to watch as many as 100 hours of sports coverage as if you were there.

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Hulu’s live streaming TV service will include Turner networks

Hulu’s live streaming TV service will include Turner networks

Following rumors about such plans, Hulu confirmed back in May that it will be launching its own live streaming TV service, something similar in nature to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Following this, Time Warner cable has announced that it will soon be a 10-percent owner of Hulu, and that the latter company will offer Turner networks on its live TV service. Those networks will span many categories, including things like Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, CNN, Adult Swim, and Turner Classic Movies, among others.

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‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

Ubisoft has announced that the wildly popular video game ‘The Division’ will be turned into a movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The movie will be made by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and both Chastain and Gyllenhaal’s own production companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films. What storyline will the movie focus on? Ubisoft won't say, teasing instead that "we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore."

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Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Apple Music is just about to hit the headlines again. According to the usual unnamed sources, Frank Ocean is scheduled to finally launch his long-awaited and long-delayed album, "Boys Don't Cry" this Friday. And when he does, the album will be available on Apple Music and only on Apple Music. At least for two weeks. This exclusivity is just the latest in a string of deals that Apple has made ever since launching Apple Music, cementing the service's position in the already overly saturated music streaming industry.

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HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO’s science fiction series Westworld will premiere on the network this upcoming October 2, the company has announced. The show stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden, among a larger notable cast, and will be a 1-hour episodic series airing in a ten-episode season. HBO first announced plans to develop the show back in August 2015; it is based on Michael Crichton's 'Westworld.'

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Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones fans, the clock is now ticking down how much time is left before your favorite show ends. It's been known for some time that the series, which ended its sixth season earlier this year, was approaching its conclusion, but HBO has made it official: season eight, airing in 2018, will be Game of Thrones' last. The news was delivered by HBO programming president Casey Bloys during the Television Critics Association press tour.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Fans of the Avengers movies and Marvel's "Cinematic Universe" as a whole have been eagerly waiting for the Infinity War story arc to come to the big screen. And that's been the plan since at least 2014, when Marvel Studios revealed its release schedule for the next few years included Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019. However, the movie studio has just confirmed that Infinity War will no longer be split into two films.

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