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Beauty and the Beast first trailer officially released

Beauty and the Beast first trailer officially released

After a lot of anticipation, Disney has unleashed the first official trailer for Beauty and the Beast. We're closing in on the release of this live-action remake, and though there have plenty of stills released thus far, many Disney fans have been waiting with high hopes for this trailer. The trailer certainly pleases, too, as long as you weren't expecting a radical departure from 1991's animated film.

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First trailer for live-action Ghost in the Shell film debuts

First trailer for live-action Ghost in the Shell film debuts

Fans of anime and other Japanese entertainment have been anticipating the live-action American adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the influential manga and animated movie, for some time now. After spending years in Hollywood development hell, the project finally began moving forward this year. It also stirred up some real controversy several months ago, following the casting of Scarlett Johansson as "The Major." But now the first trailer has been released, and we finally get a good look at how it's coming together.

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PlayStation Vue is losing Comedy Central and other Viacom channels

PlayStation Vue is losing Comedy Central and other Viacom channels

If you're a PlayStation Vue subscriber, Sony has some bad news for you: its livestreaming television service is losing Comedy Central, Spike, MTV, and other Viacom channels. "As part of our ongoing evaluation of the PlayStation Vue offering," the company said in a statement today, "we have determined that removing the bundle of channels from Viacom is the best way for us to continue to offer the most compelling value to our fans."

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Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Sling TV adds on-demand kids channel: here are four alternatives

Children's programming is an important part of the television industry, not just because kids comprise a large viewer base, but also because they're more likely to stick with something that becomes familiar to them at an early age. It's no surprise, then, that video streaming companies have been fleshing out their family-friendly and kids-centric programming, and Sling TV is no exception.

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Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Google turns you into a wizard in Fantastic Beasts tie-in

Ever fancied being a wizard? Almost everyone has, at one point in their in their life or another. While we are still far away from technology that will let us fully live out those fantasies, we can use a bit of imagination to make dreams happen. Partnering with Warner Bros. to promote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, Google is turning a few of its services, like OK Google and Street View, into portals into the magical world of Harry Potter.

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FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

FilmStruck launches with huge library of movie classics

Remember FilmStruck, the streaming service born from a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and the Criterion Collection? It was announced in April and now it has officially launched, giving movie lovers a way to watch the world's best classic films in a way that's as convenient as firing up Netflix. The service has three subscription tiers and a massive load of notable classic movies, including the largest streaming collection of Criterion films.

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Hulu’s TV service to offer content from ESPN, FX, Fox Sports, Disney

Hulu’s TV service to offer content from ESPN, FX, Fox Sports, Disney

Hulu is launching a TV service next year, and it’ll be offering content from 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney Company networks. Per a new agreement between Hulu and both companies, this upcoming TV service will offer programming and on-demand content from networks like FX, FXX and FXM, five ESPN networks, BTN, Fox Sports, National Geographic, and more. This follows a previous deal for Turner's roster of networks.

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Stranger Things takes spotlight in (faux) Netflix newscast

Stranger Things takes spotlight in (faux) Netflix newscast

The Stranger Things world was, well, full of strange things, and strange things tend to get a spotlight on the evening news. What better day for a news agency to capitalize on strangeness than Halloween? That’s just what 5 WIYZ has done in this new official, fake newscast. Some important series questions are asked, like whose child was it that took an armful of waffles and ran out of the grocery store?

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See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

See Adam Savage’s Fifth Element ZF-1 prop, 17 years in the making

Over the past 17 years, former MythBusters master Adam Savage has been recreating a single prop. That prop comes from the classic sci-fi action film The Fifth Element - a weapon called ZF-1. This piece of equipment saw inspiration in the greatest on-screen weapon of all time, as presented by Gary Oldman's most vibrant villain: Jean-Baptist Emanuel Zorg, AKA "the so-called Art Collector," in the 1998 film.

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PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

PlayStation Vue arrives on Android TV: PC and Mac support inbound

Sony has announced the arrival of PlayStation Vue on Android TV, and has also said the service will be supported on PC and Mac soon. The company has already rolled out PS Vue, its streaming live television service, on Android, iOS and Roku. With this latest expansion, the service arrives on just about any device you could hope for, and obviously makes it an option for a much wider range of users.

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Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple just solved cord-cutting’s biggest problem

Apple's event was exciting for MacBook lovers, yes, but that's not what caught my eye: it was the new "TV" app. Apple aims to unify its customers' video experience via this new app, which is coming to tvOS and iOS by the end of the year, and in doing so it has made cable-cutting a whole lot more convenient. Rather than jumping between a bunch of different video apps, the "TV" app does all the work for you, taking all the content you could ever want and making it more convenient than ever.

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Marvel’s The Punisher adds five new cast members ahead of 2017 debut

Marvel’s The Punisher adds five new cast members ahead of 2017 debut

Marvel’s The Punisher will be arriving on Netflix next year, and we already know a little bit about the series. Most notably, the Punisher himself will be played by Jon Bernthal, perhaps best known known for his role in The Walking Dead. We now know who will be joining him, per an announcement from Marvel itself today. Show executive producer Jeph Loeb said, "Marvel TV is very proud of the cast of The Punisher. Each actor brings a special promise who surround Jon Bernthal's exceptional performance."

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