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Deadpool 2 re-release will hit theaters as a PG-13 Christmas story

Deadpool 2 re-release will hit theaters as a PG-13 Christmas story

The team behind Deadpool 2 has a unique idea for getting the movie back in front of an audience: releasing a newly cut version of the film edited for a PG-13 rating. This isn't merely a censored and trimmed rendition, however, instead being framed as a Christmas story that features several new scenes. The re-release is titled Once Upon a Deadpool.

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What to expect from video streaming services in 2019

What to expect from video streaming services in 2019

The streaming market is in full bloom and there's no shortage of options to choose from. The industry has experienced major changes in just a handful of years, seeing the launch of services that include live television, cloud-based DVR, offline on-demand content, and a growing body of original shows. What can customers expect rolling into the new year?

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Ubisoft approves two video game live-action movie and TV adaptions

Ubisoft approves two video game live-action movie and TV adaptions

Ubisoft plans to create a movie and a live-action TV show based on two video games, according to a new report. Those games are said to be Werewolves Within, which is reportedly the subject of a movie project, and Child of Light, which Ubisoft reportedly plans to turn into a live-action television series. Scripts for both projects are being developed now.

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PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

Sony's livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue has added new channels for sports and science fiction fans. The additions are split up into the Core and Elite packages, though some of the sports offerings are limited to the Sports Pack, which is an add-on that can be tacked to one of the channel tiers for an additional fee.

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BoJack Horseman lives on with Netflix season 6 order

BoJack Horseman lives on with Netflix season 6 order

Some older Netflix original shows are reaching their end, perhaps the most beloved being Orange is the New Black. The spat of cancellations left some wondering whether Netflix's first animated hit, BoJack Horseman, would survive and now we know the answer. The streaming company has officially ordered a sixth season for the show.

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Google Home will play sound effects when reading stories aloud

Google Home will play sound effects when reading stories aloud

The Google Home speakers, except the new Home Hub, are a bit of a puzzle. While they are a font of knowledge and power over your home, you might think them pretty boring in terms of entertainment value aside from music. Especially when it comes to kids that seem to gravitate more towards the visual things in life. But both as a sort of counterculture and proof that you can make magic just with sounds, Google and Disney have teamed up to make reading bedtime stories out loud a more memorable and enchanting experience, complete with matching sounds for scenes and moods.

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Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

The last few years have seen the Star Wars franchise return to the big screen with new films, including several that focus on specific characters or stories unrelated to the main trilogies. One such project that has been in the works is a standalone movie for Boba Fett, the iconic bounty hunter from the original trilogy. Unfortunately that's no longer the case, as Lucasfilm has confirmed that the Boba Fett movie has been canceled.

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Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 speaker looks as loud as it sounds

Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 speaker looks as loud as it sounds

Sonos has revealed a new version of its Play:5 connected speaker, with a limited-edition Beastie Boys Play:5 aiming to celebrate the iconic group and raise some money for charity along the way. The speaker design features a new, specially created typeface for the band, overlaid atop a monochromatic white speaker.

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Stephen Hawking auction hawks 22 evocative lots

Stephen Hawking auction hawks 22 evocative lots

Within the lots hawked by Christie's for the estate of Steven Hawking (run by his tots), lots of cool stuff can be bought. What we're looking at today is a set of 22 lots sold by Christie's on behalf of the Stephen Hawking estate. This set of lots includes such gems as an original dissertation by Hawking, signed "this dissertation is my original work." Also in the mix: A Time Traveller party invitation poster.

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Netflix’s Orange is the New Black will end next year with season 7

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black will end next year with season 7

One of Netflix's first original hits, Orange is the New Black, will end next year, the company has revealed. The seventh season will be the show's last, bringing closure to a show that has seen generally favorable viewer reviews. The reason for choosing to end the show has not been revealed, but we do know the Final Season will arrive next summer.

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LEGO Ideas pop-up book opens door to 10 more years of fan-made sets

LEGO Ideas pop-up book opens door to 10 more years of fan-made sets

The LEGO brick set you're about to behold looks like and acts like a pop-up book. This set drops in on two classic fairy tales in a way dissimilar to every single LEGO set in the history of LEGO. This set, for lack of a better word, is completely bonkers. It not only features some awesome new LEGO mechanics, but a set of new minifigures (and a microfigure too!) This set is a LEGO Ideas set, the first one to appear at the 10-year anniversary of the LEGO Ideas program.

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Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

Spotify packs in new features for Premium user draw

The newest update to Spotify has a few more features added to the subscription tier for users that pay. Users of Spotify Premium will find a few features modified from past versions of the service, as well, and some features will come to some platforms before others. UPDATE: Initial updates to Spotify Premium will begin to roll out to Premium subscribers on both iOS and Android at the same time - welcome to 2018!

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