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How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Left Its TV Side Behind 

Next month, the Marvel Cinematic Universe celebrates a grand achievement—just a week after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, it will have been 10 years since Iron Man hit cinemas on May 2, 2008. Five years after Marvel effectively created its Cinematic Universe, the company’s TV division launched an equally bold venture: a plan to bring the movie’s universe to the small screen. Read More >>

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Amazon and Netflix Are Suing a Shady Streaming Service for $150,000 Per Copyright Violation

Amazon, Netflix, and several major Hollywood studios are all suing Set TV, a seemingly too-good-to-be-true streaming service that offers 500 channels for $20 per month. The copyright suit seeks $150,000 per work infringed, and it sure looks like they have a case against the cord-cutting company. Read More >>

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Netflix Apparently Wants to Buy Its Own Theaters, and Honestly That’s a Good Idea

Netflix wants to get into the cinema business, according to a new report from The Los Angeles Times. Anonymous sources told the paper that the Los Gatos-based entertainment giant pursued a deal to buy the Mark Cuban-owned Landmark Theaters but ultimately backed out due to a high sale price. While it might sound wild that a company that got its start sending DVDs by mail now wants to sell popcorn and movie tickets, the idea actually makes a lot of sense. Read More >>

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Jessica Jones Is Coming Back for a Third Season of Drinking and Kicking Ass

If you kept up with the events of Jessica Jones’ second season, it should come as no surprise that the hard-drinking P.I. still has plenty of unfinished business to deal with in her corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Deadline is reporting that Netflix has renewed the show for a third season and while there are no details about its plot, it’s safe to assume that it’ll involve the latest hero who’s just made their transition over from the comics to the small screen.[Deadline] Read More >>

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Tig Notaro Is Boarding Star Trek: Discovery

Honestly, considering the... staffing changes the good ship Discovery went through over the course of the first season, the crew could do with all the hands they could get. But Notaro will be serving the Federation elsewhere in season two. Read More >>

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Netflix is Giving Up on the Cannes Film Festival Altogether

A few weeks ago Cannes Film Festival announced that it wouldn't be allowing Netflix to compete for the Palme d'Or anymore. The streaming service had been allowed to compete last year, apparently in the hopes that it would begin releasing some of its films to cinemas, but Netflix made it clear that was never on the cards. Now the streaming service has confirmed it won't be attending Cannes at all. Read More >>

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A Glitch in Gmail Could Expose You to Netflix Scammers

You may be aware that Gmail doesn't think dots are important, so if you have a dot in your email address it'll just ignore it and carry on as if it weren't there. So for instance, if I were to sign with tompritchard@gmail.com (that's not actually mine, don't send this account hate mail) emails sent to tom.pritchard@gmail.com would end up in my inbox. The problem is not everyone sees the world the way Google does, and doesn't ignore the fact dots can and do appear in email addresses. Netflix is one of them, and that opens up the possibility of being scammed. Read More >>

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Last Year’s Most Popular Digital Rental in the US is a Surprising Film

In a change-up that acknowledges the reality of the business it’s in, the MPAA has included a breakdown of the home entertainment market in its latest annual box office report. Topping both the DVD/Blu-ray and digital rentals charts for 2017 in the US is Ben Affleck’s weird-ass action hero/math savant flick The Accountant. Read More >>

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Netflix Puts Out £215 Million Offer to Buy Regular Old Billboard Company: Report

Netflix raised eyebrows with the £100 million budget it handed over to Martin Scorsese recently, but according to a Reuters report, it’s looking to pay out a lot more for some billboard real estate. The move could be seen as an escalation of its cold war with Hollywood. Read More >>

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Report: Netflix is Considering Buying Luc Besson’s Film Company

Last year, Luc Besson released Valerian, a visually lush and imaginative sci-fi film via his film company, EuropaCorp. The movie, which was one of the most expensive independent films ever, did... okay. Not well enough to justify the incredible amount of money put into it, according to some sources, and ever since then EuropaCorp’s prospects have been rocky. Read More >>

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The BBC is Redesigning iPlayer While Netflix Burns its Platform

The BBC has released a rather sad-faced report about the future of itself, in which it warns that the skyrocketing budgets and omnipresent online threat of the US media giants are putting the very concept of the BBC and all the British content it puts out into the world at risk. Read More >>

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The New Lost in Space Robot is an Alien… and Possibly a Woman?

Not only is the robot now an alien machine that was discovered on a distant planet, but also it isn’t necessarily a dude anymore. Read More >>

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Cannes Film Festival Has Banned Netflix From Competing for the Palme d’Or

It's no secret that Netflix isn't very popular in some circles. While there's the attitude that a lot of its original films are studio rejects offloaded to avoid the hassle of cinema distribution, it still has a number of incredible films that were exclusively available on the service - never making their way to cinemas. For that very reason, those films are now banned from competing for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Read More >>

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Netflix Creates it Own Font to… Save Money

Netflix has created a font all of its own — Netflix Sans — and one of the reasons why might make you say "oh, that's interesting" and have a little think about what goes on behind the scenes of our beloved media giants. Read More >>