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HBO Max 2022 movie plans detailed: Pandemic influence is here to stay

HBO Max 2022 movie plans detailed: Pandemic influence is here to stay

The pandemic disrupted the movie industry in a big way and it looks like its influence is here to stay. WarnerMedia has revealed that several Warner Bros movies will be released on its HBO Max streaming service the same day they're released in theaters next year, a sort of continuation of its hybrid movie launch strategy deployed in 2021.

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Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids series for Paramount+ gets its first trailer

Star Trek: Prodigy animated kids series for Paramount+ gets its first trailer

The animated Star Trek TV series for children that was announced last year, Prodigy, finally has a trailer, giving fans their first look at the animation style and what they can expect. The series comes from Viacom's Nickelodeon for the CBS streaming platform Paramount+. Among other things, the trailer includes a familiar voice that old-school Star Trek fans will immediately recognize.

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Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

Star Wars Thrawn and Ezra actor casting leaked

This week casting has leaked for two key characters in the upcoming series of shows for Disney+, including Ahsoka and a potential Thrawn/Ezra standalone series. A report this week goes into detail on how two actors have apparently been locked in as actors for a future show or shows in the Star Wars universe, almost certainly set in the years during and immediately after what we've seen in The Mandalorian. We got a great big teaser about this future in The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5 - now it's time to get slightly more specific.

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Apple TV+ is giving PS5 owners six free months: Here’s how to claim it

Apple TV+ is giving PS5 owners six free months: Here’s how to claim it

The PlayStation 5 is still a pretty difficult console to find, but if you've managed to get your hands on one, there's a new promotion you can claim beginning today. Sony and Apple have teamed up to offer PlayStation 5 owners a six-month trial to Apple TV+, which is a pretty good deal for those who may be on the fence about signing up for Apple's subscription TV service.

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Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Audio Up will turn classic Stephen King story into a dark, scripted podcast

Stephen King fans can rejoice: Audio Up has teamed with iHeartMedia to turn one of the author's older, lesser-known stories into a limited scripted podcast series. The audio show will include multiple voice actors, making it more of an audio dramatization than the kind of production one typically thinks of as a podcast.

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The Mandalorian Season 3 and Book of Boba Fett are separate shows, in production now

The Mandalorian Season 3 and Book of Boba Fett are separate shows, in production now

When the credits rolled for the final episode of The Mandalorian Season 2, there was a bit of confusion from fans. It was suggested in the post-credits sequence that The Book of Boba Fett would be released - but didn't specifically say whether said show would be its own entity, or if it'd just be The Mandalorian Season 3. Further confusion ensued as rumors spread that characters from one show would appear in the other.

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Deadpool roasts Ryan Reynolds in reaction video with big MCU teaser

Deadpool roasts Ryan Reynolds in reaction video with big MCU teaser

Marvel's most foul-mouthed superhero is back with another Maximum Reaction video, this one all about Free Guy -- the Ryan Reynolds movie that was originally scheduled to hit theaters last summer, but ended up delayed multiple times due to the pandemic. In the video, we get to watch Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool while he roasts...himself as Guy.

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Plex quietly adds more than a dozen channels to its free TV service

Plex quietly adds more than a dozen channels to its free TV service

Plex has quietly announced the addition of another 15 channels to its free live TV streaming service, expanding its channel offerings to nearly 200 networks. With these additions, Plex has become a solid platform in the free streaming television market, joining other services like Pluto TV to give consumers free access to a cable-like experience.

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Disney+ Loki series gets Season 2 renewal: What we know so far

Disney+ Loki series gets Season 2 renewal: What we know so far

The season finale of Disney+ hit original series Loki has arrived and with it some good -- but not at all surprising -- news: Disney has renewed the series for a second season. The show, which features Tom Hiddleston in his role as the God of Mischief, has proven immensely popular for the streaming service, which only earmarked half a dozen episodes for its first season.

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Netflix will start emailing parents reports about their child’s viewing habits

Netflix will start emailing parents reports about their child’s viewing habits

Netflix has announced two changes to its Kids platform, both that make it easier for parents to find something for their kids to watch and to monitor what they're streaming. As with Netflix for adults, the Kids side of Netflix is getting a Top Ten banner that reveals the shows other children in the user's country are watching. Joining the new content row is the option to get viewing habit emails.

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ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+ is getting another price hike, but there’s one big exception

ESPN+, the on-demand sports streaming app, is getting another price increase, the service has revealed. The price increase will impact both the monthly and annual pricing options, but consumers do still have one way to avoid paying the higher fee. The Disney+ bundle, which includes ESPN+ as one of its services, will remain the same price.

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Amazon and Universal strike major Prime Video and IMDb TV movie deal

Amazon and Universal strike major Prime Video and IMDb TV movie deal

Only days after revealing a deal that will bring its newly released movies to Peacock, Universal Pictures has announced another deal, this one with Amazon. Under this arrangement, Universal Pictures' future theatrical movies will be available exclusively on Amazon's Prime Video platform after they leave Peacock, which gets the first exclusive streaming window for the content.

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