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Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

Star Wars: The High Republic and a new lightsaber

This week the folks at Star Wars revealed a new sort of lightsaber that'll appear first in The New Republic. This is a new era that takes place before the Prequel movies. That means it's in an era before Luke Skywalker, before Darth Vader... but not before Yoda. And it'll be elegant - oh, so elegant.

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Sling TV launches watch together feature for live television

Sling TV launches watch together feature for live television

Sling TV has joined on-demand streaming services to become the first OTT live television streaming service to offer a watch together feature. Simply called Watch Party, this feature enables friends and family members to watch the same live content at the same time from the comfort and safety of their own homes, a feature that has become very popular during the pandemic.

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“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

“Black Widow” delayed again: Marvel moves 3 MCU movies

Marvel's "Black Widow" release date has been pushed back again, one of a number of delays that force much-anticipated movies into 2021. The news, confirmed by the Walt Disney Company today, affects at least three titles from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and means that 2000 will run through without a single new theatrical release from the franchise.

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Mandalorian Season 2 leak confirms classic character

Mandalorian Season 2 leak confirms classic character

There's a classic Star Wars character coming to The Mandalorian Season 2. It was teased a LITTLE bit near the end of the first season, and tipped a time or two in the months between then and now. But now, here in the year 2020, just before the release of the actual first episode of The Mandalorian Season 2 on Disney+, we've got the most solid confirmation we could hope for - sort of actually seeing Boba Fett in episode 1.

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ADIDAS Originals ZX 8000 LEGO sneakers release date this week

ADIDAS Originals ZX 8000 LEGO sneakers release date this week

LEGO teamed up with the folks at Adidas Originals with a new pair of sneakers that'll be released this week. This isn't the first time this sort of team-up has happened, and it won't be the last. This time, in a move that's both shocking and ... unfortunate ... the sneakers won't be for sale to the public. They'll be available through a raffle system, and only produced in limited numbers right out the gate.

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Here’s when The Great British Baking Show comes back to Netflix US

Here’s when The Great British Baking Show comes back to Netflix US

Netflix has announced when US subscribers will be able to catch the latest episodes from the next season of The Great British Baking Show, which will first be made available to viewers in the United Kingdom. The series debuted on the BBC back in 2010, quickly growing in popularity and earning itself a place on international TVs. Netflix began streaming the series with its third season for viewers in the US.

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LEGO phasing out plastic bags

LEGO phasing out plastic bags

Inside every non-basic LEGO brick set you'll find a series of plastic bags with numbers printed on their sides. You'll get a set of 3 or more, each with a set of LEGO pieces that correspond with the set's instructions booklet. In an effort to promote sustainability and assist in the preservation of all life on Earth, LEGO will begin phasing out this system of waste over the next several years.

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Mandalorian Season 2 trailer just released: Who is that Jedi?

Mandalorian Season 2 trailer just released: Who is that Jedi?

Today we're taking a peek at the new Mandalorian trailer for Disney+. This trailer shows a glimpse of what we'll see in season 2, including but not limited to bits and pieces of The Force, our heroes on a boat, and a whole bunch of stormtroopers. Also, a little bit of a Game of Thrones Samwell Tarly action re: "Wherever I go, he goes."

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Amazon Studios officially nabs Joe Exotic TV show starring Nicolas Cage

Amazon Studios officially nabs Joe Exotic TV show starring Nicolas Cage

Back in May, we heard that a TV show based on Joe Exotic, the subject of popular Netflix documentary Tiger King, was being shopped around with Nicolas Cage attached for the starring role. Fast-forward a few months and it has been confirmed that Amazon Studios has nabbed the series for the company's Prime Video streaming service. As expected, the show will be scripted.

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Disney+ starts testing feature that lets friends watch shows together

Disney+ starts testing feature that lets friends watch shows together

Disney is now testing a new Disney+ feature called GroupWatch that enables up to six friends to share in the viewing experience with the person who invites them. The feature comes alongside a growing interest in mutual viewing experiences for streaming services, particularly during the pandemic when getting together with a group of friends is no longer an option. There are some big limitations at the moment, however.

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Wonder Woman 1984 delayed to Christmas Day 2020 (5 dates and counting!)

Wonder Woman 1984 delayed to Christmas Day 2020 (5 dates and counting!)

It's a wonder that this film wasn't delayed beyond the date to which it's been delayed today. Wonder Woman 1984 is a follow-up film to the June 2017 original Wonder Woman film, part of the DC Extended Universe collection of big-name films. This comic book character-led movie began principal photography back on June 13, 2018, and finished in December of that same year.

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LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

LG smart TVs are getting an Amazon Music app

Although its mobile business has definitely seen better days, LG remains one of the big names in the TV and display markets. It is also one of the few in that market that develops and uses its own smart TV platform rather than adopting something like Android TV. While that has the benefit of giving LG more control over the experience, it also means it has less access to some of the apps and services consumers might expect are already there. Case in point, it's only now that Amazon Music is coming to the TV but at least it will be coming even to four-year-old products.

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