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Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ looks stunning in teaser trailer

Netflix announced a while ago that Cary Fukunaga’s film “Beasts of No Nation” will be one of its originals, and we’ve known for a while who it will feature and the storyline. An actual look at the film, however, aside from thumbnails, have been absent until today. On its YouTube page, Netflix released the first teaser trailer for the film, revealing an emotional snippet of what is sure to be an emotional — and, as you’ll in the trailer, violent — movie.

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Netflix: BoJack renewed, Longmire inbound, and more

Netflix has detailed some big upcoming additions that (most of) its subscribers can expect. BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season, for example, showing that Netflix has been successful with its original animation for adults. It has a slew of other original content inbound, as well, including the long-awaited return of Longmire, which was picked up by Netflix after being canceled by its network. That series, however, will only be available to view in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

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The day Star Wars and Netflix destroyed cable TV

Today a rumor suggests that Netflix will be the first place Disney's Lucasfilm will bring a live action TV show. Originally rumored for release on cable television back in 2009, this television show is one of several that may just herald the end of the traditional cable TV era. If Disney does bring a collection of Star Wars live action episodic shows to the world via Netflix instead of cable television, it'll most certainly be another nail in the coffin of the traditional model. And we've got Kimmy Schmidt to thank.

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Netflix has an original movie directed by Angelina Jolie inbound

If there were any doubts about Netflix’s ability to pull off original movies, its increasingly notable announcements should put them to rest. On Friday, Netflix announced that Angelina Jolie will be directing a Netflix Original Film called “First They Killed My Father”, an adaption of the book by Cambodian author Loung Ung detailing life during the Khmer Rouge regime. Jolie, says Netflix, co-adapted the movie’s script in conjunction with Ung. This follows a lineup of original movies Netflix will begin releasing in October.

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Netflix starts rolling out update to TV apps

Netflix is rolling out an update to its TV apps, the first major update to arrive since 2013. The company announced the upcoming change today, showing off the changes in a GIF (available after the jump). The change is designed to “let the content speak for itself”, and involves having content start playing when you select an item while keeping the content menu on the screen, giving you a change to see what it offers and decide whether you definitely want to watch it.

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Netflix CEO says higher-priced plans are on the way

If you're a Netflix subscriber, prepare for higher prices. Eventually, that is. When speaking with investors this week, CEO Reed Hastings said that over the coming years there would be gradual price increases, reports The Guardian. Hastings added that the increases won't happen overnight, and that in turn they will come with additional content offerings and "have more value" to justify the higher prices. There was no exact date for the first increase, but it was said this plan will be carried out over the next decade.

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Netflix original series ‘Narcos’ detailed in new trailer

Netflix hasn't slowed its original series ambitions despite preparing for its next big thing: original movies, which will begin rolling out in October. The number of original episodic series Netflix offers is extensive at this point, and includes everything from House of Cards to Marvel's Daredevil series (currently one of its most popular offerings). Another original series has been mentioned over the past several months: Narcos. The video streaming service released a trailer for it today.

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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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Netflix’s original movies start arriving this October

It wasn't too long ago Netflix announced plans to make some original movies. The backlash in the industry was immediate. Some theaters revolted over same-day streaming releases, others called for boycotts. Not all were upset about the news, though, and it has largely boiled over. Netflix will proceeded with original movies the same way it has with original shows, and hopefully it won't let its users down. Though it has been vocal about its ambitions, the streaming service was quiet about its timeline. Now that has changed.

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Hannibal creator says Netflix, Amazon declined to pick up show

It was only a few weeks ago that it was announced that NBC was canceling the popular show Hannibal, deciding not to renew the cannibal drama for a fourth season. Unsurprisingly, dedicated fans of the program were upset, and almost immediately went to Twitter to call for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to pick it up. Even the show's creator, Bryan Fuller, teased the show could continue on another network. Sadly, it looks like both Netflix and Amazon have passed on the opportunity.

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Wet Hot American Summer: Netflix releases first long trailer

Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer mini series will be arriving this month, and after teasing subscribers with short and long trailers that refrained from giving us a solid look at the show, it has finally released the first long trailer for the series. At more than two and a half minutes long it isn't disappointing, and we see many of the familiar faces we've since heard are among the cast. Many of them starred in the original and have reprised their roles.

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Chicago adds ‘amusement tax’ to services like Netflix and Hulu

Chicago is about to become a little less welcoming to cord cutters, with the city authorizing an 'amusement tax' on online streaming services like Netflix and Pandora. Under this, subscribers are going to be paying a 9-percent tax on their various cloud-based streaming entertainment services, as well as for the 'privilege' of playing games online. This is the expansion of the existing amusement tax which was previously applied to things like buying concert tickets, and it will apply to businesses as well.

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