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Amazon dabbles in original movies with Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

Amazon dabbles in original movies with Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’

The first of Netflix's original movies will be arriving in just a couple months, and it will kick off a long run of several planned original flicks. Amazon, though it moves more slowly, has largely followed in Netflix's footsteps with its own original shows, and now it will be doing the same with original movies. Today the Internet retailer announced that its first original movie will be Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq", a film that was shot entirely in Chicago and that was just recently wrapped up.

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Reddit CEO says site isn’t “a bastion of free speech”

Reddit CEO says site isn’t “a bastion of free speech”

This afternoon co-founder and once-again CEO Steve Huffman revealed an oncoming "comprehensive Content Policy and tools to enforce it." With this, said Huffman, the leadership team at Reddit hope to once again become the community they'd hoped it would be, one with content that is "wonderful, creative, funny, smart, and silly." Through this announcement, Huffman suggested that the management the website needs will be made possible with new tools for moderators, tools that they're developing now for the greater good of the whole community.

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Chris Pratt brings Jurassic World LEGO on world tour

Chris Pratt brings Jurassic World LEGO on world tour

Chris Pratt brings LEGO minifigure version of his Jurassic Park character Owen with on a world PR tour for the film. In true "I have to travel by myself so I'm bringing toys" fashion, actor Chris Pratt has brought his LEGO self with him as he hits a worldwide publicity tour for the film Jurassic World. Here you'll see Pratt hit several major cities around the world with his LEGO minifigure riding a velociraptor, just slightly unlike the actual film. Hilarity ensues, good times are had.

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American Horror Story: Hotel revealed in first teaser trailer

American Horror Story: Hotel revealed in first teaser trailer

Summer is moving along quickly and starting next month television shows will be firing up their latest seasons. The next season for American Horror Story will be arriving in the near future, and today fans got their first look at what the fifth season -- dubbed "Hotel" -- will offer. As promised, Lady Gaga will be starring this upcoming season (we get a look at her character in the teaser), and she's playing an "evil" character per her request. No one else appears in this teaser, but more videos are soon to follow.

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Netflix unveils its first Spanish-language original series

Netflix unveils its first Spanish-language original series

Netflix has been working to expand its Spanish language options for U.S. subscribers, a business move that isn't surprising given the large number of Spanish speakers in the nation and around the globe. Last month the video streaming service announced that it would be adding Spanish audio descriptions to some of its content, starting with its original series Narcos. Now Netflix has announced plans to create its Spanish language original series, which will be made available to all of its subscribers around the globe.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

Star Wars: The Force Awakens SDCC trailer: 15 things you may have missed

The following is an in-depth analysis of the tiniest of details in the newest Star Wars teaser video. This analysis runs over the odder bits and pieces. It pre-supposes that you've been keeping up just a tiny bit with the news on this film, and assumes you've seen the other teasers - all two of them. Let us know if you find anything other than what we've found here, or if you find something interesting or completely contradictory to what we're presenting. We'd love to chat! This is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens "Making Of" teaser from SDCC 2015.

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First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

First Heroes Reborn trailer unveiled at Comic-Con

While the original TV series Heroes may have fizzled out several years ago, NBC announced a few months back that it was bringing the show back, and at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday, the first trailer for Heroes Reborn was shown. Running over three minutes long, the new trailer shows that much of the show focuses on humans that are "enhanced" with special powers and how they're persecuted, along with introducing a number of new characters.

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Batman v Superman director arrives at SDCC in new Batmobile

Batman v Superman director arrives at SDCC in new Batmobile

DC Comics fans at San Diego Comic-Con were treated to the ultimate bit of fan service on Friday night while waiting for next morning's panel on the new Batman v Superman movie. Some of those in line the longest had reportedly been waiting 10 hours or so, and at around midnight, when their surprise arrived, everyone still had another 10 hours to go until the panel started. It was during this moment that none other than the new Batmobile roared down the street, coming to a stop in front of the building, with director Zack Snyder behind the wheel.

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s Comic-Con trailer is pitch-perfect

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s Comic-Con trailer is pitch-perfect

Rebooting a 60s franchise without slipping into camp or cliché is tricky, but it seems 2015's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. may well manage it. The Guy Ritchie spy film has been more than a little overshadowed by the usual roster of superhero blockbusters, but if the latest five minute trailer for the movie from Comic-Con 2015 is anything to go by, it could be a safer bet for your theater dollars. Set during the 1960s, it brings together the best of US and Russian secret agents to foil a nuclear bomb plot.

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JJ Abrams has a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens already

JJ Abrams has a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens already

There's a cut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens out there, ladies of gentlemen. It exists. Not that we didn't know this would eventually happen, but it's so close, we can taste it. Abrams confirmed that he had a cut - not even necessarily the first cut of the film - for preview. This isn't the sort of cut that just anyone will be able to see - it's an indicator that we're in or near the Post Production stages of the movie.

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Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

Fear the Walking Dead world premiere: the rise of walkers starts August 23

After those short, frustrating, not-worth-watching teasers, AMC has given the people what they want: the 'world premiere' of its new series Fear the Walking Dead. That is, three minutes of it. We get a look at exactly what we've been promised: the world before the walkers arrive, and the chaos that results from their sudden and quite unanticipated arrival. The teasers from before have been stitched together, and the picture they form is heart pounding.

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The Walking Dead gets its first (and intense) season 6 trailer

The Walking Dead gets its first (and intense) season 6 trailer

We've heard a lot about AMC's upcoming companion series to The Walking Dead called Fear the Walking Dead, but not much has been said about the original series as of late. That ends today, with the first trailer for the upcoming sixth season arriving at Comic Con 2015. It is more than four minutes long and picks up right where the last season left off. There's no dragging things out (we're looking at you, FTWD teasers) -- people die, tempers boil, and Rick may no longer be in charge.

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