movies

  • Watch Wakanda come to life in Marvel’s new ‘Black Panther’ trailer

    Watch Wakanda come to life in Marvel’s new ‘Black Panther’ trailer

    Marvel’s The Black Panther is coming to theatres next year on February 16, and now we have a better look at what to expect from the movie. There’s Black Panther, of course, returning in his own feature after making his debut in Captain America: Civil War, but there’s also so, so much more. We get a LOT of looks at Wakanda, the advanced fictional African nation where Black… Read More

  • Fandango is acquiring rival online ticketer MovieTickets.com

    Fandango is acquiring rival online ticketer MovieTickets.com

    A consolidation in the advance movie ticketing space is happening today, with Fandango’s announcement that it’s acquiring rival MovieTickets.com for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which is expected to close before year-end, will help Fandango expand its international footprint, particularly in Latin America, as well as bring new cinemas to its ticketing platform. Read More

  • Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

    Roku’s new channel with free movies and TV goes live for all

    Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform. However, the channel was not immediately available to all Roku customers, as it was a phased rollout. That rollout has now completed, the company says this… Read More

  • Watch the big baddies get bigger in new ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ trailer

    Watch the big baddies get bigger in new ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ trailer

    Pacific Rim: Uprising knows how you like your robots: Huge, and piloted by John Boyega speaking in his actual English accent. Also it knows how you like your Kaiju monsters — larger than ever before and with “evolved” abilities. The new trailer of the movie makes the sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s loving mega monster flick look like a very, very fun ride that succeeds… Read More

  • Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India

    Google launches crowdsourced TV show and movie reviews, but only in India

    Google has added a new feature that allows web users to contribute their own movie and television reviews right within Google search results – a step towards the possible implementation of Google’s own Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB-like reviews service. But before you get too excited about this, be aware that the feature is currently only available in India. The addition was first spotted… Read More

  • Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch

    Reelgood’s app for cord cutters helps you find something new to watch

    Reelgood, a service aimed at helping cord cutters find new shows and movies to watch from across streaming services, is now available on mobile devices. The company this week launched on iOS – its first mobile application – which allows you to search and browse content from over 250 streaming services, including those that are available to stream for free with ads. After abandoning… Read More

  • Facebook adds a dedicated ‘Movies’ section offering showtimes and ticket sales

    Facebook adds a dedicated ‘Movies’ section offering showtimes and ticket sales

    Some Facebook users have noticed a new section called “Movies” appearing in the mobile app’s main navigation. The feature offers a way to see which movies are playing nearby, available showtimes and a list of local theaters and their movie selections. The section is powered through an integration with Fandango’s booking service, so you can buy a movie ticket right from… Read More

  • Roku launches its own channel featuring free, ad-supported movies

    Roku launches its own channel featuring free, ad-supported movies

    Roku, a company capitalizing on the cord cutting trend to the tune of a $100 million IPO, is today launching its own channel for users of Roku streaming players, sticks and TVs, which will connect customers to hundreds of movies and some TV shows they can stream for free. The channel itself will include content Roku has licensed directly from studios, as well as movies aggregated from… Read More

  • Over a third of millennials say they’ll pay for Disney’s streaming service, survey finds

    Over a third of millennials say they’ll pay for Disney’s streaming service, survey finds

    Disney’s forthcoming streaming service may be able to carve out a niche for itself because choosing a subscription service is not a zero-sum game. A number of recent studies have already indicated that today’s consumers are willing to pay for multiple services in this market. But that’s especially true for millennials, according to new research out today from Morning Consult. Read More

  • Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    Walmart’s streaming service Vudu hits Apple TV

    As reported earlier this month, Walmart’s streaming service Vudu has now arrived on Apple TV… with a few limitations. The new app allows you to watch the movies and shows saved to your Vudu library, including those you’ve added by way of UltraViolet, the digital video “cloud locker” technology that lets you watch digital versions of your DVDs and Blu-rays. Read More

  • Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm

    Amazon kills its European DVD rental biz, Lovefilm

    Amazon is getting out of the DVD rental business with the closure of Lovefilm, the so-called “Netflix of Europe” that Amazon bought in 2011 for a reported $312 million valuation. The company, which operates in the U.K. and Germany, is a subscription service that lets consumers rent DVDs that are sent out by mail – similar to Netflix’s original business model before… Read More

  • Disney has done streaming before, but its new try could be huge

    Disney has done streaming before, but its new try could be huge

    Disney announced this afternoon that it’s doing the inevitable. It’s launching its own streaming service in 2019, and will pull its movies from Netflix that same year. But this is not Disney’s first streaming service, as you might recall –  just the first that will be available to consumers in the U.S. The company is already running an on-demand subscription video… Read More

  • Netflix drops the full trailer for ‘Bright,’ its $90M+ potential blockbuster hit

    Netflix drops the full trailer for ‘Bright,’ its $90M+ potential blockbuster hit

    Netflix may have its first blockbuster movie on its hands. The new, full-length trailer for the upcoming Will Smith movie, “Bright,” from “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer, dropped during San Diego’s Comic-Con yesterday. The trailer gives viewers a longer look into the upcoming film, which takes place in a futuristic world where magical creatures like orcs and… Read More

  • Google Play Movies & TV rolls out support for HDR video on Chromecast Ultra

    Google Play Movies & TV rolls out support for HDR video on Chromecast Ultra

    Google Play Movies & TV today becomes the latest video provider to roll out support for HDR (high dynamic range) video, Google announced today. HDR video is designed to improve picture quality, as it’s able to produce richer colors and offer better contrast between the bright areas of the screen and darker parts of the image. That means HDR video looks more like real life, when… Read More

  • Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won’t be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Rumors: Amazon’s New Echo Device

    The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Uber’s use of Greyballing, we get the first look at the rumored Amazon Echo device and Facebook shuts down its VR filmmaking division. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • CBS’s streaming service CBS All Access gains movies

    CBS’s streaming service CBS All Access gains movies

    CBS has quietly expanded the scope of its streaming and on-demand TV service, its own competitor of sorts to Hulu, to now include movies. The lineup at launch is fairly small with just 18 films becoming available, on top of its existing library of 8,500 on-demand episodes of current shows, prior seasons and classic shows from the network’s archive, as well as its CBS All Access… Read More

  • Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service

    Boomerang launches a $5 per month cartoon streaming service

    Time Warner’s Turner and Warner Bros. have joined the now-crowded market of subscription-based streaming services with the launch of Boomerang, a $5 per month service that streams both classic cartoons and current series. Boomerang’s catalog will offer shows from Warner Bros.’ Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles, which includes new… Read More

  • Jimmy Iovine confirms Apple Music’s plans to offer original video content

    Jimmy Iovine confirms Apple Music’s plans to offer original video content

    Earlier this month, The Wall St. Journal reported how Apple is working to bring in veteran producers to help create original content, including TV series and movies for an expanded Apple Music service. Now, Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine has offered additional insight about Apple’s plans in this space, as well as how it hopes to differentiate itself from existing streaming competitors… Read More

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