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Netflix taps Stranger Things producer for Unsolved Mysteries reboot

Netflix taps Stranger Things producer for Unsolved Mysteries reboot

Netflix is bringing back iconic series Unsolved Mysteries with Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy, according to a new report. The reboot will reportedly be the result of Levy's 21 Laps Entertainment working alongside Netflix, which has rapidly expanded its catalog of original episodic shows. The original Unsolved Mysteries series ran from 1987 to 2010 and included more than 500 episodes.

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Fortnite is so big even Netflix is feeling the heat

Fortnite is so big even Netflix is feeling the heat

When it comes to competition in the entertainment industry, you might be tempted to think that companies only consider similar services to be competitors. For instance, Netflix and Hulu obviously compete with one another, but what about Netflix and Fortnite? As it turns out, Netflix considers Fortnite a major competitor, and it often loses out to the popular game when it comes to winning screen time.

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I’d say I like this Detective Pikachu hat ironically, but I’d be lying

I’d say I like this Detective Pikachu hat ironically, but I’d be lying

Detective Pikachu is on the horizon, and while we're still trying to figure out just what makes Ryan Reynolds the perfect fit for the voice of Pikachu, The Pokemon Company has gone along and announced a bunch of merchandise for the movie. Of course, with any movie aimed primarily at children, toy sales are going to be a major focus for studios, and The Pokemon Company is definitely no exception to that age-old rule.

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New John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum trailer doubles-down on action

New John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum trailer doubles-down on action

Earlier this week, Lionsgate released the first teaser trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum. It was a teaser in every sense of the word - the 10 second clip merely showed John Wick running through the rain before revealing that a full trailer would be released on January 17. That just so happens to be today (crazy, isn't it?) and as promised, that first trailer for John Wick 3 is now live.

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Polar vortex split means Winter is Coming

Polar vortex split means Winter is Coming

In the last week of 2018 on into the first of 2019, the polar vortex above the Arctic split, from one whirling beast into three. As a result of this disruption, this year's cold season may be one of the coldest we've seen in many a year. According to meteorologists watching the system, persistent and acute cold is likely to begin at around the end of this month, January of 2019.

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LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure packs revealed

LEGO Movie 2 Minifigure packs revealed

Today we're taking a peek at the first wave of Minifigure blind packs from the movie which is forthcoming. This is a release similar to that of the blind bag collection released with the first movie, with both main, major characters and minor, obscure characters in the mix. This might well be the only place you're able to find some of these oddities - and they're all wild, of that you can be sure.

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Netflix price just increased: Yes, you’re paying more ASAP

Netflix price just increased: Yes, you’re paying more ASAP

Netflix just announced its plan to raise the price of its most popular price plan right in the face of the biggest expansion of competition it's ever faced. New streaming services are coming from Disney, WarnerMedia, and NBCUniversal in the near future - but it would appear that Netflix won't be backing down. What's Netflix going to do with all that cash? Why, buy more shows and movies, of course.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuts Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuts Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

Even though we still have nearly half a year to wait before the next Spider-Man movie arrives, Sony has decided to get the hype train rolling early. Today, it debuted a new teaser for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and with it comes the first film appearance of one of Spider-Man's oldest foes, Mysterio. If you enjoyed 2017's Homecoming, you'll definitely want to give this trailer a watch.

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Sling TV adds free streaming option for Roku device owners

Sling TV adds free streaming option for Roku device owners

Livestreaming TV service Sling TV has launched a free viewing experience for Roku users, enabling them to browse the service as a guest and watch content without paying. The free access is offered to new Sling TV customers who can access the content without creating an account or signing in. In addition to watching content, guests will be able to buy pay-per-view events without subscribing.

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NBC streaming service to launch in 2020 with free access for pay-TV users

NBC streaming service to launch in 2020 with free access for pay-TV users

NBCUniversal will soon launch its own streaming service, taking on CBS All Access and other established, competing video streaming destinations. The upcoming streaming service will be ad-supported, meaning viewers won't need to pay monthly but will see advertisements. That only applies to the industry's pay-TV customers, however -- cord-cutters won't get the same free access.

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Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date revealed in new teaser

Game of Thrones season 8 premiere date revealed in new teaser

Way back in January 2018, HBO gave us a vague premiere window for the final season of Game of Thrones. At the time, the company only said that Game of Thrones season 8 would premiere at some point in April 2019. As of today, we finally have an actual premiere date thanks to a new teaser that drops some ominous hints about the fates of some of the show's main characters.

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CBS Super Bowl LIII broadcast will include 8K and augmented reality

CBS Super Bowl LIII broadcast will include 8K and augmented reality

CBS has announced big plans for its Super Bowl LIII broadcast, including 8K cameras and the use of augmented reality. The network will have 115 cameras at the game, with "multiple" of them being 8K cameras intended for "dramatic close-up views" of the game action, according to the company. This will be the first time any US network has used 8K cameras to present the game.

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