Amazon drops David O. Russell show as Weinstein fallout continues

 Amazon said earlier this week that it was reviewing its options around the shows it was producing with The Weinstein Company. Now it looks like the company has made a decision and is moving to sever ties with TWC. One show, an untitled project from director David O. Russell, has been canceled entirely. Russell, along with stars Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore, released a statement saying… Read More

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Original Content needs hugs after the family drama of Netflix’s ‘Meyerowitz Stories’

The Meyerowitz Stories It’s easy to roll your eyes at many of Adam Sandler’s recent films — including his Netflix Originals — but he’s also delivered impressive performances in good movies like Punch-Drunk Love and Funny People. Now we can add The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) to the list. The Meyerowitz Stories, which Netflix is releasing today, was written and directed by… Read More

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Amazon Studios suspends chief Roy Price following harassment allegations

 Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has been suspended after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled at him by Isa Hackett, one of the producers of the company’s first series, The Man in the High Castle. A potentially cozy relationship with disgraced Hollywood power broker Harvey Weinstein may also have contributed to his ouster. Read More

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South Park slams Facebook for selling fake news

 “I make money from Facebook for my fake content in order to pay Facebook to promote my fake stories” said…Professor Chaos in one of the most brutal and succinct criticisms of the social network to date. The latest episode of South Park pulled no punches in its take down of the Facebook fake news scandal. It poses Mark Zuckerberg as an indecipherable bully protecting fake… Read More

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Toonstar lets you bring cartoon characters to life thanks to facial recognition

Toonstar John Attanasio, CEO of Toonstar, said his goal is to create “a new Cartoon Network.”
Attanasio and his co-founder Luisa Huang were both executives at Warner Brothers, so they both worked under the same corporate umbrella as the Cartoon Network. Attanasio said the key to Toonstar’s approach is to create animated content that’s “mobile, snackable… Read More

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Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference

 Standalone headsets, VR replacements for your computer monitor, and ways to share VR to the News Feed were highlights of today’s big Oculus conference. Click through or scroll down to get just the need-to-know info and GIFs from our in-depth coverage of Facebook’s vision for the future of virtual reality.
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Apple and Steven Spielberg are reportedly rebooting ‘Amazing Stories’

 Between Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, Apple’s original content offerings have been…shaky at best. The company is going to have to score some pretty big deals if it has any hopes of catching up to the likes of Netflix and Amazon. A new deal reported by The Wall Street Journal could be the potential kick in the pants its needs, bringing content from Mr. Movie Magic, Steven… Read More

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The new trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ focuses on Rey and Kylo Ren

rey last jedi The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi reassured us that we were finally going to hear Luke Skywalker’s voice again — even if it was only so he could tell us that it was time for the Jedi to end. The new trailer (which was released on a Monday evening because football) shifts its focus to Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren — basically, the… Read More

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Apple scraps Weinstein-produced Elvis series after harassment allegations

 A report from Deadline says that Apple is walking away from a Weinstein Company-produced series on Elvis, in light of the recent harassment allegations surrounding co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has since been fired from The Weinstein Company. According to Deadline, “the Elvis project was in very early stages.” The report says that the conversations were about a… Read More

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Original Content has strange feelings about Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’

Big Mouth In Big Mouth, all the terrible, gross thoughts that you probably had while going through puberty come to life — in the form of actual hormone monsters voiced by Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph. The Netflix animated series was created by Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, and it’s the subject of the latest episode of the Original Content podcast.… Read More

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ doesn’t quite match the original, but that’s okay

Blade Runner 2049 If there’s a classic science fiction movie that absolutely doesn’t need a sequel, it’s Blade Runner. After all, how could a second film improve on the original’s depiction Los Angeles? Even if the real L.A. seems unlikely to acquire quite as many flying cars and giant neon billboards by 2019, Blade Runner‘s city still sets the standard for seedy science… Read More

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Netflix is raising prices, especially if you love 4K

 This is not the first time and probably not the last time. Beloved movie and TV streaming service Netflix is raising its subscriptions prices starting this month, as Mashable first reported and TechCrunch confirmed. The most popular plan is going to be $1 more expensive. Here’s what’s going to happen. Netflix currently has three plans. For $7.99, you can stream in small definition… Read More

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