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Netflix Linear Direct apes old-school cable to save you from decisions

Netflix Linear Direct apes old-school cable to save you from decisions

For years now, Netflix has been eating away at the number of cable subscribers out there, but now it's looking to emulate the cable experience - at least a little bit. The company has announced a new feature called "Netflix Direct," which is available to a small number of users in testing right now. With Direct, users will be able to kick back and let Netflix take the reins when it comes to the content they watch.

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LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is about to go HAM

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is about to go HAM

A LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special trailer was released today courtesy of Disney+. The new Holiday Special will focus on the silly and goofy elements summoned by the LEGO Star Wars universe, a universe that sort of lives adjacent to the normal Star Wars universe. Given the notorious history of the original Star Wars Holiday Special, and the appearance of several Star Wars Holiday Special elements appearing in recent Star Wars releases (like The Mandalorian), one wonders what George Lucas thinks of all of this?

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Hulu cancels hit horror anthology show set in Stephen King universe

Hulu cancels hit horror anthology show set in Stephen King universe

Horror genre anthology television shows have become increasingly popular with that popularity arguably spurred by hit American Horror Story. Hulu got in on the action with an original horror anthology set in the Stephen King universe, the most recent season of which gave fans the backstory for character Annie Wilkes. Sadly, the show will not be returning with a third season.

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HBO Max will get five big Comedy Central shows as part of new deal

HBO Max will get five big Comedy Central shows as part of new deal

WarnerMedia, the company behind HBO Max, has announced a new deal with Comedy Central that will grant its streaming service non-exclusive streaming rights to five shows, including a couple of major titles like Chappelle's Show and Key and Peele. Under this deal, HBO Max users will be able to stream these shows directly on the service, though they'll also be available on select other services, too.

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The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 Easter Eggs

The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 Easter Eggs

The Mandalorian Season 2 Premiere was released today - time for the Easter Egg hunt! Today we're taking a crack at finding the full collection of Easter Eggs, references, and callbacks in the first episode of the second season, starting with the first scene and ending with the very last - the very BIGGEST - secret element of all. Before you continue, it's important that you watch the episode first. This article is FULL OF SPOILERS for The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1!

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Watch The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere as fast as you can (No spoilers)

Watch The Mandalorian Season 2 premiere as fast as you can (No spoilers)

If you do not watch The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 1 as fast as possible, the spoilers will ruin your experience. People will definitely be attempting to come out and spoil the HECK out of this episode in very short order, so NOW is the time to go for it. Also note: You do not necessarily need to have seen any other Mandalorian episode in order to understand what's going on in this Season 2 premiere! This article has NO spoilers, so feel free to read on if you've not seen S2E2 just yet.

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Mandalorian Season 2 release time and dates you need to know

Mandalorian Season 2 release time and dates you need to know

The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres October 30, 2020, the day before Halloween. As it was with the first season of this Star Wars show, so too shall it be here - one episode at a time. If you're the sort of television show consumer that enjoys watching an entire season in one sitting, you might just have to be the sort that's OK with the "repeat all" button.

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Netflix price change incoming for standard and premium plans

Netflix price change incoming for standard and premium plans

Following the retirement of free trials here in the US, Netflix has revealed that it will soon be hiking its prices. The good news is that not everyone will see their monthly price go up, as Netflix's basic subscription will remain the same price. The bad news is that the other two plans are seeing their prices go up, which means that Netflix's most popular plan is in for a bump up in monthly cost.

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T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile TVision gives cord-cutters another live streaming TV option

T-Mobile is launching its own streaming service, with T-Mobile TVision offering yet another alternative to cable TV subscriptions. The TVision HUB is the carrier's new streaming adapter, plugging into the back of your TV to deliver a range of live and on-demand packages, depending on which you subscribe to.

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Live-action Assassin’s Creed series in the works at Netflix

Live-action Assassin’s Creed series in the works at Netflix

Assassin's Creed is one of the most popular gaming franchises around, so today's announcement that Ubisoft and Netflix are working on a live-action Assassin's Creed series should come as little surprise. While little is known about Ubisoft's deal with Netflix at this early stage, the two companies have shared some important details, noting that while this live-action series will be the first one out of the gate, it won't be the only Assassin's Creed series Netflix produces.

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The CW reveals new Batwoman star with redesigned suit

The CW reveals new Batwoman star with redesigned suit

Back in May, The CW made the surprise announcement that Ruby Rose, the leading star in its new Batwoman series, was exiting the show after one season. The company made the decision to keep the show alive, stating that it would replace the actress with a new lead to pick things up in the second season -- and now, months later, we've gotten a look at the new Batwoman.

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This is the first image of Tom Holland as Uncharted’s Nathan Drake

This is the first image of Tom Holland as Uncharted’s Nathan Drake

The Uncharted movie is a project that's been in the works for a long, long time, but now we're seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. With a release date set for July of next year, star of the movie Tom Holland today shared the first image of him in the role of Nathan Drake. While on the surface Tom Holland might seem like a strange choice for the role of Nathan Drake - the actor is already Spider-Man, after all - the image does show a rather surprising resemblance to the video game icon.

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