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Entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga getting a big box set – with a catch

Entire Star Wars Skywalker Saga getting a big box set – with a catch

With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the saga that started way back in the 1970s is finally complete. That, of course, means that it's time for a box set featuring all nine films in the Skywalker Saga, which is precisely what Disney is giving us. Disney and Lucasfilm revealed the box set today, which is set to launch alongside the Blu-Ray and 4K UHD release of The Rise of Skywalker next month.

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Sony Pictures plans CrossFire movie based on popular PC game

Sony Pictures plans CrossFire movie based on popular PC game

Sony Pictures is teaming up with game developer Smilegate to bring its popular CrossFire game to the big screen. The adaptation will be partially financed and produced by China's Tencent Pictures, the production arm of Tencent, which brought CrossFire to China. The game has more than 1 billion users around the world, making it a massively popular hit more than a decade after it launched.

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Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

Joaquin Phoenix used to promote Joker edition Galaxy Z Flip in Russia

The folks at Caviar have a new super-expensive super-elite smartphone with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This device makes use of the two-sided, split backside of the Galaxy Z Flip with a Queen and Joker card pair - one for Harley Quinn, the other for The Joker Himself. What's more, the company's gone ahead and used Joaquin Phoenix and his newly-awarded Academy Award for Best Actor to promote the phone - though we're not quite ready to believe that he or his representatives signed off on said appearance on their webpage as such...

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Apollo 13 will return to theaters for the mission’s 50th anniversary

Apollo 13 will return to theaters for the mission’s 50th anniversary

Yet another classic movie is getting a limited theatrical re-release: Apollo 13. The movie will return to theaters in time to commemorate the NASA mission's 50th anniversary; the feature film was released in 1995, more than two decades after Apollo 13's launch in 1970. Apollo 13 was directed by Ron Howard and produced by Brian Grazer.

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Netflix reveals government banned movies from past 5 years

Netflix reveals government banned movies from past 5 years

Netflix revealed a set of movies removed from their collection of streaming content over the past several years due specifically to requests from governmental bodies. While this might come as a shock to some, Netflix isn't a particularly prolific blocker or media, especially when it comes to requests from the governments of each individual region in which they operate. Instead, if what they've listed is accurate, they've only really blocked nine movies or television show episodes in the last 5 years, around the world, total.

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The one where we track Friends reunion show clues: The Last Supper

The one where we track Friends reunion show clues: The Last Supper

The release of the Friends reunion show will quite likely appear first on HBO Max. This television special is a long time coming, according to reports, and is nearly at a point at which all the original stars are onboard... for at least one episode. This special is reportedly ready to roll with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry.

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Netflix, turn off autoplay: Simple step-by-step at last!

Netflix, turn off autoplay: Simple step-by-step at last!

Today we're able to turn off autoplay on Netflix, at long last. Two different forms of "autoplay" were given an OFF switch today for the greater good of streaming content everywhere. One of these switches is given to "autoplay next episode in a series", and the other was FINALLY, after what seems like forever, given to "autoplay previews while browsing." Peace and quiet, and calm, and control, back again.

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This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

This Darth Vader plot twist just shocked the Star Wars universe

A new canon (read: part of the official Star Wars story) comic book revealed a twist in the Star Wars universe the likes of which we've only ever seen in movies before. Star Wars hasn't been one to shy away from twists in storyline, not since the first film - but now, here, something has happened. In a comic book released here in the first weeks of 2020, Darth Vader went searching for secrets about his past, and what he found was... quite unexpected. NOTE: The following contains SPOILERS for the 2020 comic book Darth Vader #1 from Marvel Comics!

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Uncharted movie delayed a few months with new 2021 release date

Uncharted movie delayed a few months with new 2021 release date

In December, word surfaced that the Uncharted movie has lost yet another director with the exit of Travis Knight. The reason was due to star Tom Holland's shooting schedule for Spider-Man 3, a movie that gets priority over Sony's seemingly cursed Uncharted adaption. Now, more than a month after the news was revealed, Sony is back with a new premiere date.

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The Criterion Collection will add four Netflix originals in 2020

The Criterion Collection will add four Netflix originals in 2020

The Criterion Collection, the company that tasks itself with curating what it considers the best and most important movies from around the world, will be adding four Netflix originals later this year. The announcement was made by Netflix in a tweet on Friday, revealing that its The Irishman and three others will be made available under Criterion Collection.

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How much does a movie need to be profitable?

How much does a movie need to be profitable?

A movie’s performance gets plenty of buzz these days. Not just how well it does with critics, but how well it is doing in the box office – how much people are paying for it. Avengers: Endgame drew plenty of hype as it steadily rose to become the highest grossing film of all time. Conversely, many gasped in horror as the Cats movie became one of the most unprofitable movies ever made.

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Why the Space Force logo looks like Star Trek, and Star Trek looks like NASA

Why the Space Force logo looks like Star Trek, and Star Trek looks like NASA

Today the newest incarnation of the United States Space Force logo was revealed by Donald Trump. This logo should look familiar. It would very much appear to be a reincarnation of its former self - not to mention a clear reminder of the origins and controversy over the original. And yes, that does very much look like the Star Trek Starfleet Command insignia, largely because all of these symbols are designed to mimic one another - for real.

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