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Netflix didn't think Roku could succeed. Now the streaming underdog is hoping its original content can take on Disney, HBO and more.

Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood in 2014. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Roku hasn't always owned content that it could market to viewers. But that all changed when it bought failed streaming project Quibi this year in a major pivot Now Roku is competing against Netflix, which spun it off back in 2008. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roku once had a huge appeal for customers: it didn't own its own content to aggressively push on viewers. The so-called content-agnostic st...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Wood, Griffin, Cnbc, Hastings


Shows Like Peaky Blinders You Can Binge Watch Today

"Peaky Blinders" is one of BBC's greatest period productions, a show that began modestly enough but has been garnering more and more fans with each passing season. It stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a decorated veteran who returns from World War I deeply traumatized by the experience, and who then has to take on a leadership role in his family's criminal operation. Intelligent, calculating, and ambitious, Tommy builds his family's business until they have a veritable empire for themselves ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, UK, England, London, Television, Movies, Germany, New York City, US, Spain, Bbc, Netflix, Munich, Ireland, Showtime


The Daily Stream: Only Murders In The Building Is A Cozy Comedy With Frothy Twists And Fabulous Coats

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Only Murders in the Building"Where You Can Stream It: HuluThe Pitch: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez star in a comedy murder-mystery series about a group of residents of the "Arconia," a fictional luxury apartment complex in New York City, who are shaken by the suicide of one of their neighbors, Tim Kono (Jul...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, New York City, Broadway, Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Nora Ephron, Short, Sarah Koenig, Martin Short, Disney Channel, Martin, Gomez, Mabel, Selena


The Wheel Of Time Has Already Recast A Main Role For Season 2

The first season of "The Wheel of Time" has yet to premiere, but things are already heating up for season 2 of the show. Amazon had already greenlit a second season and started production in July of this year. More than a month into shooting, however, and it looks like one of the actors from season 1 is getting replaced. The Wheel Of Time Turns... Deadline broke the news that actor Barney Harris, who played the character Mat Cauthon in season 1, will not be returning for season 2 of the Amazon s...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Time, Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, HARRIS, Robert Jordan, Cauthon, Amazon Other, Moiraine, Josha Stradowski, Barney Harris, Rand Al Thor, Mat Cauthon


Review: The Song of the Butterflies

— by BEV QUESTAD — Where do the souls of the bodies of those enslaved, cruelly treated and slaughtered go? Is there a gentle reward for a life so savagely ended? “The Song of the Butterflies” takes us on a voyage with Rember Yahuarcani into the teeming, dark Amazon region, where he hopes to find […]
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Movies, Núria Frigola Torrent


Week of September 21 New Releases | 4K, Blu-ray, Digital, and DVD

Welcome to ComingSoon’s week of September 21 new releases column. We’ve highlighted this week’s 4K, Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD releases below.  Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon or other retailers. Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Boys From County Hell Strange events unfold in Six Mile Hill when construction on a new road disrupts the ancient burial ground of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s famed “Dracula.” Deadly and sinister forces terro...
Tags: Amazon, TV, New York, Movies, California, Mexico, Digital, Earth, Britain, Ifc, TV News, Archer, Streaming, Emma Stone, Stanley Kubrick, Anime


The 25 Best Horror Movies, Ranked

Halloween means Halloween movies — and for some, Halloween movies most definitely means horror movies. To help you make the most of the fall season, we’ve put together a countdown of the 25 best horror movies of all time, from “Psycho” to “A Quiet Place.” The list is based on horror rankings from the movie-review aggregate site Metacritic. Movies are ordered from good to excellent — there are no bad horror movies on this list. Most ties were broken by looking at the total number of reviews that ...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Hbo, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lionsgate, Amc, Tim Burton, NFL, Los Angeles, Iran, Netflix, Atlantic, Robert Pattinson, Stephen Sondheim, Donald Sutherland


The Wheel of Time Recasts Major Character for Second Season

Amazon’s The Wheel of Time is getting a bit of a shake-up, as Mat Cauthon will be recast for the second season of the series. RELATED: The Wheel Of Time Teaser: Rosamund Pike Leads Amazon’s Epic Fantasy Series According to a recent report by Deadline, Dónal Finn (The Witcher) will portray the character going forward, with Barney Harris vacating the role ahead of the series premiere on November 19. A reason for the recasting wasn’t given, but the series can now proceed with production for its sec...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Time, TV News, Streaming, Emmy, Amazon Prime Video, Mike Weber, Pike, Witcher, Sony Pictures TV, Robert Jordan, Darren Lemke, Radar Pictures, The Wheel Of Time


12 Shows Like Ted Lasso You'll Definitely Want To Watch

"Believe." That's the core tenet of "Ted Lasso," the instruction that informs both its titular character and the team who writes him into existence. If Ted Lasso believes, so too will his audience. Maybe they'll believe in themselves. Maybe they'll come to believe that football is life (and also death), or that deep grief can be lived with. Belief is what made "Ted Lasso" a word-of-mouth hit, and belief is, ironically, why the discourse turned against it -- because, if you haven't heard, despite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Aaron Sorkin, Nigeria, Amc, Disney, Earth, Netflix, Canada, Dubai, Philadelphia, Roy


Netflix is the most essential streaming service, but HBO Max leads in customer satisfaction

"The Queen's Gambit." Netflix A new survey showed that respondents were most satisfied with HBO Max among streaming services. But Netflix was the service most respondents said they would keep if they could have only one. Library content was more important to respondents than originals, but that could change. See more stories on Insider's business page. The streaming space has rapidly expanded in the last two years with new players like Disney+ and WarnerMedia's HBO Max joining ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Warner Bros, Hulu, Paramount, Max


The Day I Bought A Star – Naohisa Inoue Picture Book Review

The Day I Bought A Star ( Hoshi o Katta Hi / 星をかった日 / 2006 ) is a children’s book written and illustrated by long time Ghibli collaborator/artist Naohisa Inoue (井上直久), who also worked with Hayao Miyazaki on the animated film Whisper of the Heart (1995). Set in the quasi fantasy/sci-fi world of Iblard, a recurring universe often featured in many of Inoue’s art work, a young boy named Nona purchases a planet seedling at a market from a group of trader dwarves. Unable to pay for the seedling i...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Book Reviews, Children's Book, Illustration, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Howl, Nona, Amazon Japan, Picture Book, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli


Everybloody’s End – review

Director: Claudio Lattanzi Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers This Italian movie’s title is somewhat clunky and I think works better with the original title Crucified – however, the Blu-Ray I have uses the clunkier name. The film actually doesn’t reveal its vampire connection openly until towards the end, despite a feed early on, but this is a vampire apocalypse film… it is also a Dracula related piece. below throat The film starts with the setting sun and a woman crossing a field....
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Lisa, Steiner, Van Helsing, Blu Ray, Amazon UK, Vampire, Lisa Black, Vampire Hunter, Rossa, NERA, Dracula (related, Cinzia Monreale, Claudio Lattanzi, Everybloody


Blizzard Addresses Amazon’s Masculine Look in Diablo II: Resurrected

Hot on the heels of a lawsuit on top of numerous allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination, Activision-Blizzard has taken steps to “do better”, such as changing McCree’s totally “offensive” name. The Amazon and Sorceress from the Diablo II remaster has naturally gotten swept up in the calamity as well, and Blizzard has finally addressed […]
Tags: Amazon, Games, Politics, Internet, Interviews, Censorship, Blizzard, Feminism, Anime, Comparison, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Diablo, Character Design, Production Controversy, McCree


The Daily Stream: Amazon's Val Lets Val Kilmer Tell His Own Story

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Val"Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime VideoThe Pitch: Long before video cameras became cheap enough that suburban families could afford them, actor Val Kilmer bought one and started recording his life. He was one of the first people he knew to own one (Kevin Bacon was very impressed by it in one clip captured backstag...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, Kevin Bacon, Mark Twain, Jack, Val Kilmer, Mark, Val, Moreau, Julliard, John Frankenheimer, Kilmer, Joel Schumacher, Leo Scott


You Can Now Get HBO Max For Half Off — Under Some Very Specific Circumstances

Keeping up with the constant slew of apps and streaming services has made cord-cutting feel an awful lot like signing up for cable with extra steps, but the most difficult to manage has been the price. When every station or service charges anywhere between $4.99-$19.99 and higher, that price tag adds up pretty quickly. HBO Max has consistently proven to be one of the most popular streaming apps, and luckily for viewers, they'll be able to continue enjoying the service for half off thanks to some...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, News, Amazon Prime, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, CW HBO Max


Lord Of The Rings Composer Howard Shore May Return For The Amazon TV Series

Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" series may not technically be associated with Peter Jackson's widely influential trilogy, but that's not stopping the ambitious streaming service production from finding common ground through a handful of shared elements anyway.First it was the decision to film the first season in New Zealand, which famously provided the backdrop for the magnificent vistas and gorgeous landscapes of Middle-earth throughout the trilogy of classic movies back in the late 1990s and ...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Howard Shore, Howard Shore May Return


Superhero Bits: Listen To Batman: The Audio Adventures Now, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Could Return & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits: Listen to the first two episodes of "Batman: The Audio Adventures""Marvel vs. Capcom 2" could be making a comeback in the futureRemember "Fantastic Four" almost had a Hugh J...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Movies, News, Disney, Gotham, Hugh Jackman, Suicide Squad, Batwoman, Batman, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Marvel Comics, Oscar Isaac


Creating value in your business? It’s all about integrity

If you cut corners, fudge numbers, or break the rules, expect to be busted. It will kill the deal or deflate your valuation. Don’t put your biz up for sale if there's rot in the basement.
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Opinion, Lifestyle, Tesla, Whatsapp, Radio, Warren Buffett, WeWork, Columns, Theranos, Brad Inman, Charlie Munger, John Baker, Select, Josh Albertson


Netflix Ties Emmy Record For Most Wins In A Single Year

In case there was any doubt (and was there?), this year's Emmys confirmed that streamers aren't just a major player in creating quality original content — they're the dominant one. Netflix led the pack last night, and their 44 trophies tied with CBS' 1974 showing for the most Emmy wins in a single year. Streaming Platforms Dominate Netflix wasn't the only streaming platform that had a good showing last night -- Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso" was the first streaming production to win Best Comedy. But Ne...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Abc, Amc, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Cbs, Hulu, Ted Lasso, Quibi, Easttown


New to Amazon Prime Video - A CURE FOR WELLNESS

An American finds himself unable to leave a mysterious Swiss health spa. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis


Death Drop Gorgeous – review

Directors: Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe & Brandon Perras Release date: 2020 Contains spoilers If you go out to find information about Death Drop Gorgeous you will see it described as a slasher (it is) and a giallo (in as much as the face-unseen killer wears black gloves, I suppose, plus some interesting lighting at the end of the film) but it's not really described as a vampire movie. Well, the trailer mentions a vampire killer, to be fair, as bodies are drained of blood, but it almost...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Bette Davis, Brian, Serial Killer, Providence, Tony, Dwayne, Janet, Baby Jane, Amazon UK, Michael Myers, O'hara, Vampire, Bathory, Dalpe


The Wheel Of Time And The Witcher Images Are All About Wooing Game Of Thrones Fans

If you're going through fantasy withdrawals, have no fear: "The Wheel of Time" and "The Witcher" are here to transport you to other realms, where swordplay and magic are on tap.Since "Game of Thrones" went off the air in 2019, there's been a sizable gap to fill in terms of prestige fantasy dramas. HBO will attempt to fill that gap itself with the prequel, "House of the Dragon," but that series won't arrive until next year.In the meantime, there are shows like "The Wheel of Time," starring Rosamu...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Time, Netflix, Rosamund Pike, Henry Cavill, George R R Martin, Pike, Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski, Robert Jordan, Geralt, Ciri


Guilty Party Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Stars In Paramount+ Show About Guns, Injustice, And Murder

Kate Beckinsale is probably still best known for starring in the "Underworld" franchise, but it's been several years since she's donned that leather suit. In the meantime, Beckinsale has been busy starring in an Amazon series called "The Widow" and kicking butt in this year's "Jolt." Now she's heading to a different streaming platform to star in a new Paramount+ series called "Guilty Party," in which she plays a journalist who gets in way over her head during an attempt to prove a prison inmate'...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Colorado, Kate Beckinsale, Trailers, Elijah Wood, Paramount, Beth, Andre Hyland, Hyland, Dick Long, Beckinsale, Guilty Party, Elias Koteas


Amazon Developing Live-Action She-Ra, Infuriating Netflix She-Ra Fans

She-Ra has been a contentious IP in recent years, thanks in part to the hateful creators and fans of the animated Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Now with the announcement of an Amazon live-action adaptation, fans of the Netflix interpretation decided to be vocal about what they dislike about this new work, […]
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Usa, Internet, International, Netflix, Feminism, Anime, Live Action, RA, Adaptations, Princesses of Power Now


My Hero Academia: Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: "My Hero Academia.")"My Hero Academia" is a Japanese anime series about a boy born without superpowers (AKA "Quirks") in a world where they're commonplace. That boy, Izuku Midoriya, still dreams about becoming a superhero and comes to the notice of Japan's greatest superhero, All Might. Even though Midoriya doesn't have his own Quirk, All Might shares his Qu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Television, Movies, Hulu, VUDU, My Hero Academia, Amazon You, Midoriya, ACADEMIA My Hero Academia, Izuku Midoriya, Amazon SD, Blu Rays of My Hero Academia


Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys Series Casts Malachi Kirby To Play Dual Leads

Things are moving forward on Amazon's "Anansi Boys." Today the creators announced that they've cast the two "boys" referenced in the title, who are identical twins. Malachi Kirby ("Roots," "Devils") will take on the role of the two brothers — Spider and Charlie — who may look alike but are very different in sensibility. Two Brothers, One Actor Neil Gaiman, who is co-showrunning the series along with Douglas Mackinnon, had nothing but praise for Kirby's casting. "Malachi Kirby is an actor of asto...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Scotland, Neil Gaiman, Lenny Henry, Caribbean, Nancy, Spider, Charlie, Kirby, Malachi, MacKinnon, Gaiman, Amazon Read


HBO Max is offering a 50% discount to new customers as it seeks to regain Amazon Channels subscribers it lost

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." Clay Enos/DC Comics/Warner Bros. HBO was recently removed from Amazon's Channels program. HBO Max is offering a 50% discount to lure 5 million former HBO customers who subscribed through Channels. Max initially struggled to convert HBO customers into Max subscribers, which helps explain the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. WarnerMedia's streaming service, HBO Max, is offering a steep discount to lure new subscr...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Streaming, Warner Bros, Max, Gal Gadot, Amazon Channels, Travis Clark, WarnerMedia, Amazon s Channels


New to Amazon Prime Video - WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR

An aspiring actress receives a series of obscene phone calls. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
Tags: Amazon, Movies, New Releases, The Movie Waffler, By Eric Hillis, Retro Reviews


From the Pages of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker - Review

Author: Tony Lee Artwork: Neil van Antwerpen & Peter-David Douglas First published: TPB 2009 Contains spoilers The blurb : The first graphical 'sequel' to Dracula ever to be endorsed by a member of the Stoker family! Six months after Dracula dies, A ghostly vision informs the Harkers that their work is not yet done - and the Count's last surviving bride returns to London to gain revenge - and use Mina's unborn baby as a new host for Dracula! Featuring introductions from Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt ...
Tags: Amazon, London, Movies, Bram Stoker, Miller, Van Helsing, Quincy, Dracula, Klinger, Holt, Mina, Harker, Amazon UK, Stoker, Vampire, Bram


Carnival Row Season 2 Has Finished Production – Check Out Some Behind The Scenes Photos

Production on season 2 of Amazon Prime's original series "Carnival Row" has concluded, and the official Twitter account celebrated by sharing some behind-the-scenes photos. While the first season showed us a unique dark fantasy world with the potential for rich storytelling, it didn't gain the kind of "Game of Thrones" traction Amazon was probably hoping for. Maybe the series will find its groove in the second season.  Behind The Scenes And Getting A Little Bloody "Carnival Row" is a dark fantas...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Czech Republic, Bloom, Imogen, Fae, Philo Orlando Bloom, Vignette Cara DeLevingne, Jonah Arty Froushan, Jared Harris Philo, Agreus David Gyasi, Imogen Tamzin Merchant Imogen, Ezra Andrew Gower, Agreus



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