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AMC does a lightning fast about-face on mask rule

AMC does a lightning fast about-face on mask rule

Yesterday, AMC started detailing its plans to reopen many of its movie theaters next month. The company initially said that it wouldn't require guests in some areas to wear masks, and it didn't take long for the backlash to hit. Now, just a day later, AMC has made an abrupt about-face, announcing that it will indeed require customers to wear masks, even in areas where state and local governments aren't requiring them.

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HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

HBO makes Watchmen series free, but only for this weekend

In October 2019, HBO released the first episode in its original drama series Watchmen. The series is based on the graphic novel from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons; it received critical praise and high viewer ratings with a total of nine episodes in the first season. If you aren't an HBO subscriber and haven't had the chance to sign up and watch, HBO has some good news for you.

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Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Someone at AT&T thought these DC HBO Max comic books were a good idea

Here's something new for the "things nobody asked for and would never want anyway" pile: DC and WarnerMedia have teamed up to make a new comic series promoting HBO Max. Corporate team ups like this are nothing new, and indeed, Warner has been doing its best to position HBO Max as the hottest streaming service around, but we can't help but wonder if maybe HBO's marketing teams should focus on giving these ideas a little more time in the oven.

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Star Wars Celebration 2020 has been cancelled and we all know why

Star Wars Celebration 2020 has been cancelled and we all know why

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed a lot of conventions and events as governments around the world attempt to slow the spread of the virus, and today we've got one more event to add to the list: Star Wars Celebration 2020. Disney has announced that ticketholders will be able to get refunds for their tickets and credits for merchandise pre-orders, but only for a limited time this summer.

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James Bond movie No Time To Die will hit theaters earlier than expected

James Bond movie No Time To Die will hit theaters earlier than expected

In early March, we received word that the new James Bond 007 movie No Time to Die had been delayed after fans circulated a letter requesting a postponement of the release. At the time, Universal and MGM announced the movie would be released on November 25, 2020, but now they have walked that release back a bit and fans will get to see the movie sooner than expected.

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Wonder Woman 1984 delayed again as studios shuffle release dates

Wonder Woman 1984 delayed again as studios shuffle release dates

The upcoming superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed once again, this time from August to October. The move comes amid a number of recent movie date changes, including an adjustment to the hotly anticipated Tenet from Christopher Nolan. Wonder Woman 1984 was originally scheduled to hit theaters on June 5, but was later bumped to August 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Disney plans phased reopening of parks and resorts next month

Disney plans phased reopening of parks and resorts next month

Many industries have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but there has always been hope that they'd be able to bounce back eventually. The hospitality and tourism industries, however, maybe not be so lucky, at least until vaccines or cures have been discovered and developed. Nonetheless, there will definitely still be a need to gets hotels, resorts, and theme parks reopened and Disney thinks July would be a good time to gamble reopening its myriad destinations and experiences in the US.

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HBO Max pulls ‘Gone with the Wind’ movie over racist content

HBO Max pulls ‘Gone with the Wind’ movie over racist content

WarnerMedia's newly launched streaming service HBO Max has pulled the classic movie Gone with the Wind from its library following a heated editorial pointing out its racist content. The decision to pull the movie is only temporary -- WarnerMedia plans to return the title to HBO Max, but when it does, it'll include a disclaimer.

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Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill and Ted movie trailer revealed: Epic save?

Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, is a movie that'll be released this summer. It's going to build on the original two Bill & Ted movies, asking that fans remember the plot of the first two movies before they drop in and figure out what's happening in the third. Here, apparently, Bill and Ted need to fulfill their destiny - the one where they create a rock and roll hit that's so epic, it'll save the entire world from its own self-destruction.

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The CW’s Batwoman will replace Ruby Rose’s character with new lead

The CW’s Batwoman will replace Ruby Rose’s character with new lead

In mid-May, the CW made a surprising announcement: Ruby Rose, the actress who played Kate Kane in its new Batwoman TV show, has exited the series after its first season. The show will go on without Rose, but fans have been concerned over how the change will be handled. We've been anticipating a recast of the main role, but it turns out the Kane won't be returning at all.

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Criterion streaming service now offers select films from black creators for free

Criterion streaming service now offers select films from black creators for free

In early 2019, Criterion announced its own streaming service called "The Criterion Channel." The service launched in the US and Canada where anyone can now stream notable films from black creators for free. The company has made these movies available to the public, no subscription required, as part of their pledge to help support Black Lives Matter.

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Black Out Tuesday social media, music campaign made to pause, not to mute

Black Out Tuesday social media, music campaign made to pause, not to mute

A set of social movements were given a name this week starting with an initiative called The Show Must Be Paused. The music industry was implored to take action starting on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Per the announcement of #TheShowMustBePaused, this protest began in force in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black citizens at the hands of police.

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