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AMC Is Pissed

Following an announcement by Warner Bros. that its 2021 slate of movies will all debut on HBO Max at the same time they open theatrically, AMC claims WarnerMedia is attempting to boost the success of its streaming service at the expense of beleaguered theater chains.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Amc, Streaming, Warner Bros, Consumer Tech, Cinemark, Movie Theaters, WarnerMedia, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus, HBO Max




Every 2021 Warner Bros Film Will Stream on HBO Max for Free

The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the movie industry as we know it, and its ramifications are going to continue into the forseeable future. Warner Bros., attempting to deal with that uncertain future, has just announced a shocking, unprecedented step.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Warner Bros, HBO Max, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Warner Bros Film Will Stream


Lord of the Rings Adds 20 Cast Members, and We Have No Idea What They're Doing

The Second Age of Middle-Earth has received a bit of a population boost, but the One Bezos to Rule Them All isn’t saying just what a ton of new arrivals in the Lord of the Rings streaming Amazon series are actually going to be doing.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Streaming, Lord Of The Rings, Middle Earth, Amazon Studios, Benjamin Walker, Leon Wadham, Geoff Morrell, Peter Mullan, Trystan Gravelle, Cynthia Addai Robinson, Simon Merrells, Maxim Baldry, Augustus Prew, IAN BLACKBURN


Star Trek: Discovery Re-Focuses Itself on the Power of Ties That Bind

It’s been a wild few weeks on Star Trek: Discovery. The Federation has been found, our hero has tried to figure out whether she wants a new life or her old one, and after a few quorum conventions, she’s been allowed to have both. But in examining one side of Michael Burnham’s happy new normal, the show returns to an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Lgbtq, Cbs All Access, TV Recap, Janet Kidder, Star Trek Discovery, Sonequa Martin Green, Michael Burnham, Star Trek Discovery Recaps, David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, Ache Hernandez, Noah Averbach Katz


The Mandalorian’s Journey to Tython and the Enormous Star Wars History Behind It

Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved. In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Explainer, Streaming, Lucasfilm, The Force, Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Din Djarin, Tython


Hulu's Watch Party Feature Rolls Out to All Subscribers

A feature previously only available to some subscribers can now be used by all Hulu customers—but there’s a small catch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, Consumer Tech, Watch Party, Streaming Wars


Google TV's Newest Feature Will Help You Train It to Suggest Better Recommendations

One of the best things about Google TV is the way it integrates a wide range of streaming services to better surface content that’s relevant to you. Google is rolling out a new feature this week to make those recommendations even better by allowing you to tweak and share your preferences. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Streaming Video, Consumer Tech, Google TV


Discovery+ Will Launch Next Month for $5 and Be Free for a Year to Some Verizon Users

Discovery is making its soon-to-launch streaming service super cheap or all-out free to millions of users right out of the gate.Read more...
Tags: Reality TV, Science, Discovery, Streaming, David Attenborough, Discovery Channel, Hgtv, Planet Earth, Blue Planet, Streaming Wars, Perfect Planet, Discovery Plus


Of Course The Mandalorian's in Fortnite's Next Season

You think after the Rise of Skywalker stuff and last season’s Marvel-a-go-go Epic that Disney wouldn’t want to put the hottest father/son team-up it’s got in the world’s biggest video game?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Video Games, Disney, Epic, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Skywalker, Fortnite, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


YouTube TV Is Losing Another Sports Channel Owned by Sinclair

Well, it looks like YouTube TV is losing another sports channel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Live TV, Sinclair, YouTube TV, Youtubetv, Streaming Wars


How Horror Helped Us Survive 2020

It’s tempting to think that since 2020 was basically one real-life nightmare after another, the last thing anyone would want to do is engage with fictional horror on top of that. But that would be discounting the positive power of certain horror movies, TV shows, and video games that helped us navigate through the…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Horror, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Universal, Year In Review, Spell, The Invisible Man, Lovecraft Country, Naughty Dog, New Mutants, Dark Universe


You Can Now Watch Showtime for Free on Pluto TV... Sort of

Showtime’s got some good shows, but streaming them requires yet another subscription. However, according to Variety, the premium channel is now adding a smattering of its original programming to a free channel on Pluto TV.Read more...
Tags: Science, Showtime, Streaming, Pluto TV, ViacomCBS, I See What Youre Doing Here Viacomcbs


The Mandalorian Has Raised Some New Questions About Its Star Wars Timeline

When The Mandalorian brazenly introduced a certain former Jedi apprentice this past week, the show connected to the larger Star Wars universe in its biggest way yet. Ahsoka Tano isn’t just “The Jedi” who would help Din Djarin complete his quest with the Child, she’s a Jedi who knows way more than he, or anyone else,…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, Jedi, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Mandalorian's Filoni and Dawson on Why People Still See Ahsoka as a Jedi

As The Mandalorian’s stakes have gradually risen with each episode, the series’ connections to the Star Wars franchise’s larger epic narrative have grown stronger, particularly as characters like Bo-Katan and important items like the Darksaber have been incorporated into the plot. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Dawson, Rosario Dawson, Ashley Eckstein, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Filoni, Bo Katan, The Mandalorian


The Mandalorian Has Removed 'Jeans Guy,' And I'm Disappointed

Mistakes are a beautiful part of film and television production. Let ‘em be. They’re great. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Goofs, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Jeans Guy


Seeing Google Stadia's Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming [Corrected]

Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-so-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Cloud Gaming, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, Google Stadia


Seeing Cyberpunk 2077 Run on Google Stadia at 4K Isn't Enough to Sell Me on Cloud Gaming

Google’s fledgling cloud gaming service could really use a win after a year of technical issues and lukewarm reception from gamers. It’s resorted to literally giving Stadia and its accessories away for free to drum up some excitement, but how it handles CD Projekt Red’s oh-s0-long-awaited title Cyberpunk 2077 next…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Cloud Gaming, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, Google Stadia


Oops, That Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Google Shared Isn't on Stadia [Corrected]

Correction, 11/29/2020, 9:08 p.m. ET: A Google spokesperson reached out to explain that the gameplay footage shared in the video referenced below was not captured on Stadia, and is “the same footage provided to all platforms” of Cyberpunk 2077. That renders moot any observations about the footage’s quality in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Streaming, Cloud Gaming, CD Projekt Red, Cyberpunk 2077, Google Stadia


io9 Investigates: Will Wearing a Giant Baby Yoda Onesie Improve Your Mandalorian Viewing Experience?

The Mandalorian is already some pretty solid Star War. But what if we could improve on it by looking like an absolute idiot while watching? I, io9's resident idiot, decided to find out.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Hot Topic, Goofballery, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


The Mandalorian's Grandest Episode Yet Uncovers Old Friends, and Older Pains

The Mandalorian has always promised the picture of a much wider place it could encompass in the Star Wars universe, ever since its first episode flipped the script and put our titular hero in front of a little green mystery from the stars. Its latest chapter re-aligns the show’s place in that world even as it grows it…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Star Wars Rebels, TV Recap, Diana Lee Inosanto, Rosario Dawson, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Michael Biehn, Grand Admiral Thrawn, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

Viewers are turning to streaming entertainment more than ever thanks to the global pandemic, and the plethora of services can serve as a much-needed escape. At the start of each month, most streamers do a little shuffle, adding new movies and taking some away, and io9 is here to help with your decision making.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Studios, Wonder Woman 1984, The Nerds Watch, Disney Plus, HBO Max


Cannibal! The Musical Has No Right Being as Good as It Is

Having watched Cannibal! The Musical is one of those things that feels like a badge of honor. The movie was not something anyone saw first in theaters. It had to be discovered. You had to find it or be told about it by a friend. When you finally watched, you were rewarded with proof of pure genius—a film that by all…Read more...
Tags: Comedy, Science, Musicals, Cannibalism, South Park, History, Streaming, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Retro Review, Troma, Cannibal The Musical, Alferd Packer


Turns Out, Star Trek: Discovery Does Want Michael to Have It Both Ways

Last week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery put Michael Burnham in a hard place. At a crossroads between the potential new life she’d found in the 32nd century and her commitment to her family in Starfleet, our hero faced the consequences for trying to have it all. This week, the show decides that the actual solution…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Streaming, Cbs, Leonard Nimoy, Michael, Cbs All Access, Sonja Sohn, TV Recaps, Oded Fehr, Star Trek Discovery, Sonequa Martin Green, Michael Burnham, Star Trek Discovery Recaps


Google TV Users Won't Be Able to Add Netflix Originals to Their Watchlist

One of the better features of the new Chromecast with Google TV is missing support for some of Netflix’s best content.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Netflix, Streaming, But Why, Streaming Wars, Chromecast With Google TV, Google TV


The Art of The Mandalorian Says ‘Peekaboo’ in This Exclusive Preview

The Mandalorian has always put its concept work front and center—from behind the scenes looks in shows like Disney Gallery, to literally every episode of the series itself, since its end credits highlight the concept work that helped bring what you just watched to life. Now, as we journey through the second season, a…Read more...
Tags: Art, Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Preview, Concept Art, Dave Filoni, Abrams Books, Phil Szostak, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus


The Pop Culture We're Thankful for Getting Us Through 2020

No matter who you are or where you are, 2020 has been a rough year. It’s been a year where things have gotten so bad, sometimes you just had to find joy in the most unexpected of places. Family, friends, a new book or video game. It’s different for everyone.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Science, Thanksgiving, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Lucasfilm, What We Do In The Shadows, Final Fantasy Vii, Final Fantasy, Unsolved Mysteries, Scott C, Lovecraft Country, Bill and Ted Face The Music, The Mandalorian


Now's Your Chance to Get Hulu Dirt Cheap for a Year

An already cheap subscription just got cheaper.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Hulu, Consumer Tech, Streaming Wars


The Expanse's First Season 5 Clip Hints at Cosmic Trouble on the Horizon

The Expanse has just been renewed for a sixth and final season, but it’s not time to say good-bye just yet. In fact, season five arrives on Amazon in just a few short weeks. io9 is thrilled—like, James-Holden-finding-a-working-coffee-maker-in space thrilled!—to share the very first clip from the season premiere. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Chad Coleman, Streaming, Horizon, The Expanse, Exclusive, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, James Holden, Steven Strait


The Expanse to End With Season 6

The Rocinante is getting ready to make its final voyage. Amazon Studios has renewed The Expanse for a sixth and final season—although one cast member will not be returning for the last journey into the stars.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, The Expanse, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar, Cas Anvar



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