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Sling TV adds AMC to its core subscription plan

Sling TV adds AMC to its core subscription plan

The introduction of Sling TV went a certain way for some of us: excitement, followed by hope that it would offer AMC, followed by disappointment that it didn't and we'd still have to wait longer than the cable bound to get our Walking Dead fix. That changed on Monday, with Dish Network's Internet-based streaming TV service announcing that it has added AMC to its core subscription plan, bringing with it some of the network's other channels (BBC World News, etc.), as well.

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Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ gets its first trailer

As we've previously mentioned, Netflix will be releasing another original series called 'Bloodline' on March 20, and ahead of that debut is the series' first trailer. Netflix released the trailer on its YouTube account on Monday, and during its two or so minutes, we're given a decent enough look at show, with the focus being mostly on the family and its drama. The trailer is wrapped up neatly with the series' hook: "We're not bad people, we just did a bad thing."

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Ghostbusters board game unveiled ahead of new movie

Ghostbusters board game unveiled ahead of new movie

Ahead of the new movie that'll be coming out, Cryptozoic Entertainment has introduced a new Ghostbusters board game (fret not you purists, it's based on the original movie). The game is for up to four players who are tasked with both vanquishing ghosts and sealing off the gates through which they enter our world. The board game is a bit fluid, in that it features "levels" with different rates of difficulty, as well as individual board tiles that are double-sided.

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Deezer Elite high-def auto hits Sonos international

Deezer Elite high-def auto hits Sonos international

The system known as Deezer - with their service called Deezer Elite - is suggested (by the company) to be the largest global high-definition streaming service. They're coming to Sonos with this service this year internationally, bringing Deezer Elite to the wireless speaker system for several countries around the world - beyond the USA, that is to say. Between now and March 19th, Deezer users will be able to upgrade to Deezer Elite for free. Once March 19th comes along, Deezer Elite will be available to all users at a nominal fee per month, all for the glory of high-definition audio.

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Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Sony, Marvel agree to bring Spidey to Marvel film universe

Now, this sort of deal might sound strange at first. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have inked a deal that will let the webslinger, well, sling between multiple films created by the two rival studios. This means that, aside from whatever Amazing Spider-Man film Sony Pictures has planned, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will soon be making an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as well, first by himself and, perhaps, with others. There is even a possibility of MCU characters coming into Sony Picture's films.

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8-Bit Philosophy makes you existential using retro games

8-Bit Philosophy makes you existential using retro games

Maybe you glossed over your philosophy homework in college, or some of the concepts were a bit too heavy to stick properly the first time around. Regardless, there's a better way to get your feet wet with all things existential and ponderous, and it's called 8-Bit Philosophy. Fans of 8-Bit Cinema will be familiar with the style and nature of the videos -- each one is short and styled after a retro game, but rather than recreating popular movies, the series sets out to simplify philosophical concepts.

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Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

Better Call Saul smashes record with highest cable debut ratings

As we noted recently, the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiered on Sunday night following the return of The Walking Dead, and in doing so it smashed through previous records to become the highest-rated cable series debut ever. The series hit a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating among its 6.9 million viewers, blasting through the previous record while confirming those raving early reviews that kept rolling in. For those curious, The Walking Dead's return did pretty well, too.

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Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer released with Dre, Cube intro

Straight Outta Compton Red Band trailer released with Dre, Cube intro

Welcome to Compton. At last, the first Red Band official trailer for "Straight Outta Compton" from Universal Pictures. This movie is a drama produced by the real Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, two of the originators of the rap group N.W.A., alongside fellow producers Matt Alvarez and Tomica Woods-Wright. Since thesis the Red Band trailer, you should know ahead of time that it's not safe for work, nor is it safe to be shown in front of children, family friends, or anyone with a heart condition or low blood sugar.

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Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

Marvel’s ‘A-Force’ comic to feature all-female Avengers team

This spring will see Marvel Comics launch a new storyline event called Secret Wars, which sees all superhero groups broken up, and new crossovers across the entire Marvel Universe. Part of this new event will be a run of A-Force, a team entirely made up of Marvel's female heroes, put in place of the original Avengers. The A-Force comics will include She-Hulk, Medusa, Dazzler, and Nico Minoru. One of the writers for the series mentions that it serves as proof of Marvel's commitment to gender diversity.

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Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

Better Call Saul and Walking Dead premiere tomorrow

The weekend is officially upon us, and for some that means hunkering down for quality time in front of the television. While Netflix is always a good choice, tomorrow is a special day for some TV viewers: The Walking Dead returns and the Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul makes its official debut. Both will be arriving on AMC back-to-back, making for an eventful Sunday night, with The Walking Dead's return arriving first followed by the Better Call Saul premiere.

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