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Ridley Scott’s The Martian: Matt Damon introduces crew in first teaser

Ridley Scott’s The Martian: Matt Damon introduces crew in first teaser

The film adaptation of The Martian will be hitting theaters this fall, directed by Ridley Scott and based on the self-published novel of the same name. The first teaser for the movie was released over the weekend, with star Matt Damon giving viewers a tour of a spacecraft in the form of a fake live stream. We are introduced to the rest of the film's cast, who make up Damon's crew mates, complete with social networking-style comments from would-be stream viewers.

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Sharknado 3: first trailer ahead of July premiere

Sharknado 3: first trailer ahead of July premiere

In mid-March it was confirmed that SyFy’s absurd but oddly lovable Sharknado movie is getting a third installment, which will be premiering on the network next month. A bunch of details were dropped last month, but there was nothing more than a single teaser image, and it was mostly composed of just the "Sharknado 3" logo. Now that the launch is almost upon us, though, we've gotten a look at the movie's first teaser trailer (which, of course, we have after the jump).

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Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2′ for Netflix

Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2′ for Netflix

While Marvel has been on a roll with hit movies from its Cinematic Universe for some time now, this year's Daredevil series on Netflix was a huge surprise, both for fans and Marvel. The show ended up getting great reviews from critics, and fans loved it so much they can't wait for season two sometime in 2016. Now Marvel realizes they need maintain momentum on the television side of things, and Heroic Hollywood has revealed some inside details on what the studio is planning.

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Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

Star Wars: Uprising mobile game tells post-Return of the Jedi story

As the release date for The Force Awakens draws nearer, Disney and Lucasfilm have just announced a new Star Wars mobile game that will fill in some of the story between the new movie and the original trilogy. While it may be difficult to expect a RPG on mobile be anything better than mediocre, Star Wars: Uprising has high ambitions, and even though there are free-to-play elements, the story being told is part of the universe's new canon.

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Netflix has four new kids shows inbound

Netflix has four new kids shows inbound

On Wednesday, Netflix announced four new animated series for kids, one of which will be arriving this coming September and the rest later on in 2016. There is Puffin Rock, which is an animated series for preschoolers that will be launching later this year. Joining it in 2016 will be a Netflix Original Series dubbedTarzan and Jane, Luna Petunia, another preschooler series that is inspired by Cirque du Soleils, and, finally, Kulipari: An Army of Frogs.

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Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV, the live television service offered by Dish Network, has slowly expanded its content offerings for Spanish-speaking subscribers, but today it has blown the doors open, launching a new “Sling Latino” service that brings with it nearly two dozen live channels for $12/month, and a lesser package with 16 channels for $7/month. This includes some of the top Spanish-speaking channels from well known networks, and includes on demand content. For those in certain countries there are some extra perks.

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Lifetime Full House re-cast photo revealed, we make cut-outs

Lifetime Full House re-cast photo revealed, we make cut-outs

This afternoon the first cast photo from the unauthorized Full House bio-pic has been released by Lifetime. "The Unauthorized Full House Story" is being written by the same person who wrote the other unauthorized Lifetime show you didn't know existed: "The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story." This news comes not long after the Netflix news that the original Full House would be given a bit of a bonus with a set of 12 episodes - with the original cast - called Fuller House.

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Showtime and Apple partner to launch standalone streaming service

Showtime and Apple partner to launch standalone streaming service

Showtime has confirmed recent rumors, officially announcing that it will be launching a standalone Internet streaming service next month. The service will follow in line with HBO's recent embracing of the Internet (as well as Dish and many networks with its Sling TV), and it will be called simply "Showtime". Apple will be the first partner for the service, CBS Corporation announced this evening. The standalone Internet-based Showtime service will go live some time in early July. More after the jump.

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Netflix is testing ads before and after videos

Netflix is testing ads before and after videos

One of the nicest things about Netflix is that you can fire up any content you want and immediately start watching it, no advertisements anywhere to be seen. That has started changing recently for some users, however, and now Netflix has confirmed what many were suspecting: it is testing advertisements before and after videos. The advertisements are currently only for Netflix's own content and are only showing up for some users, but that could change in the future.

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No TRON 3, say insider sources

No TRON 3, say insider sources

Now we will never know if Flynn really (still) lives. Barely two months since it seemed almost guaranteed that there will be a third film from the geek favorite TRON franchise, Disney suddenly pulls the rug from under it, at least according to anonymous sources. Just as TRON 3, for lack of a better way to call it, has never really been official, it is now also unofficially dead. And while no definite reason has been handed out, some fingers are being pointed in the direction of Disney's most recent sci-fi flick, Tomorrowland.

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