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Disney+ Announces First International Rollout Plans, UK Suspiciously Absent

Back in April Disney announced a load of details about its upcoming Disney+ streaming service, including the plans for its native US launch. The service would arrive on 12th November and cost $7 a month, though at the time there were zero details about when the service would launch internationally - which was a little weird. Today at D23 Disney announced some of those plans, but the UK availability is still suspiciously absent. Read More >>

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Disney+ to Crack Down on Password Sharing, and Now We’re Freaked Out

Well, folks, I hate to rain on your streaming services parade, but those of us who are hoping to skirt a Disney+ subscription and instead leach off a buddy’s account may run into some trouble. Read More >>

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We Just Have to Accept That The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Fantasy Show Now

The season three finale of The Handmaid’s Tale is powerful and tense, but not for the reasons the show used to be powerful and tense. It’s changed from a dystopian nightmare to a revenge fantasy. This is the moment viewers have to decide if they’re going to stay and enjoy the ride, as it’s already been renewed for a fourth season, or get off the plane. There’s no going back after “Mayday.” Read More >>

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Apple’s Messy Teaser Prompts a Lot of Questions, Most Notably: Why?

It feels like it’s been years – rather than mere months – since Apple introduced its roster of original programming for its forthcoming streaming service Apple TV+. But even prior to its official announcement, reports were already swirling that its offerings were so dull that the product was being referred to internally as “expensive NBC.” And reader, if a teaser trailer for The Morning Show is any indication, it appears those rumours have been extremely generous. Read More >>

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Wu Assassins Certainly Feels Like What Iron Fist Could Have Been

A quick glance and you’ll notice a lot of similarities between the new Netflix Original, Wu Assassins, and old Netflix Original, Iron Fist. Both are goofy shows about chosen ones out to stop bad guys with their fists. Both are about men facing a turning point in their personal lives. Both are set in coastal American cities. Both include a brother/sister duo who love the protagonist but might be toxic for them. Both feature Lewis Tan being very charming. But in Wu Assassins, everyone can actually fight. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Sign Massive Overall Deal With Netflix

They helped create one of the most popular pieces of pop culture this century, and now they’re being rewarded with a nine-figure deal to produce even more projects for the best-known streaming service in the world. Read More >>

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The Boys’ Critique of Megacorporations is Pretty Rich

Vought International, the American company that manages the entire country’s population of licensed superheroes in the world of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys, is a capitalistic leviathan with tentacles reaching into the worlds of law enforcement, the entertainment industry, the military, and a number of other major parts of general society. Sound familiar? Read More >>

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Traditional TV Viewing is on the Decline Because it Sucks and No One Wants to Wait to Watch Things

Ofcom wants you to know that live TV viewing is still a thing by pretending that catch up on-demand doesn't fall under the purview of streaming, but we all know that's a load of old bollocks. Read More >>

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One of Stranger Things’ Best Ideas Came Late in the Game

There were a lot of new team-ups in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things, but the coolest one (literally) had to be between Steve (Joe Keery) and his badass Russian-translating coworker Robin (Maya Hawke). Their relationship seemed to be going in a certain direction as Steve developed feelings for his new best friend, only for it to evolve into something else. It turns out, that evolution is largely thanks to the actors themselves. Read More >>

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Gloriously Gruesome Sci-Fi Cult Classic Event Horizon Might Become an Amazon Series

I have often proclaimed my love for Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1997 sci-fi horror film Event Horizon, about a deep-space vessel that goes to a very bad dimension and returns with mind-warping powers, and features Laurence Fishburne barking the immortal line “Fuck this ship!” A TV series might happen, you say? Fuck YES! Read More >>

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BBC iPlayer Will Now Have Its Shows Hanging Around for a Year Rather Than Just a Month

The BBC has managed to persuade Ofcom to allow it to keep its programs on iPlayer for a year, rather than the usual 30-day catch-up. Read More >>

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US Senator Moves to Make Autoplay Videos and Infinite Scroll Illegal

That technology might be bad for our health, that it’s manipulating us, isn’t a revelatory take, but it’s one that lawmakers are increasingly becoming intimately entwined with. And a new bill wants to prevent social networks from exploiting us. Read More >>

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Netflix Is Testing ‘Physical Activity’ Tracking for Some Reason

Netflix collects a lot of data about you. But now, some Android users are finding that it’s also tracking ‘physical activity’ data via their phones. Read More >>

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The Expanse Is Getting a Fifth Season on Amazon Prime

Hey, but the fourth season hasn’t even premiered yet! Read More >>

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Hey, Netflix, How About You Give Us a £2-ish Mobile-Only Plan Too

Netflix has finally unveiled its new, comparatively cheaper mobile-only plan in India—and honestly? This kind of seems like something that a lot of its UK users could get on board with. Read More >>