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11 Surefire Ways to Create Special Moments This Christmas

Christmas is coming soon! But it isn’t your first; neither would it be your last. The one great thing you could do is to make this one outstanding! Christmas is a time that comes with a unique spirit of its own. It’s a time to reflect on the journey so far, be grateful for your life, work, friends, and family, and look forward to the following year. Christmas is a time to celebrate with loved ones. And as such, there’s every reason to create beautiful moments with them. But you may have been c...
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'Dune,' the highly anticipated sci-fi epic, hits HBO Max one day early - stream it at home starting October 21

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" hits HBO Max and theaters on October 21 at 6 p.m. ET. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" is coming to HBO Max a d...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Movies, Entertainment, Films, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Newark, Warner Bros, Kyle Maclachlan, Hulu, Richard, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch


The fired Netflix staffer who helped organize the walkout says co-CEO 'missed the point' in his apology tour

Ted Sarandos. Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images A fired Netflix staffer said co-CEO Ted Sarandos "missed the point" with his Chappelle apologies. Sarandos said that he "screwed up the internal communication" but that he "supports artistic freedom." The staffer was fired for allegedly leaking internal Netflix data to the press, an accusation they deny. The fired Netflix employee who was helping organize a company walkout, scheduled to happen Wednesday, responded to co-CEO Ted Sar...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Trends, Ted, Netflix, Harry Potter, Streaming, Jk Rowling, Times, Ted Sarandos, Dave Chappelle, Variety, Rowling, Chappelle, Sarandos, Travis Clark


Netflix CEO says his stance on Dave Chappelle's special hasn't changed but says he 'screwed up' in message to staff, ahead of a planned walk-out

Ted Sarandos, Netflix co-CEO & Chief Content Officer Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Netflix's co-CEO previously said content does not cause real-world harm. Ted Sarandos told outlets on Tuesday that he "screwed up" with those comments. However, Sarandos said Netflix won't remove Dave Chappelle's special. Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos said he "screwed up" with his response to employees' criticism that Dave Chappelle's "Closer" special was transphobic, several outlets repo...
Tags: Entertainment, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Ted Sarandos, Dave Chappelle, Variety, Chappelle, Sarandos, Frazer Harrison Getty, Dave Chapelle, Ted Sarandos Netflix, Netflix Co, Sarah Al Arshani


How to watch the NBA - the 2021-22 season starts October 19 with the defending champion Bucks taking on the Nets

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Giannis Antetokounmpo goes to the basket as Chris Paul looks on in game 2 of the NBA Finals. Mark J. Rebilas / Pool / Getty Images The 2021-22 NBA season begins October 19 with a doubleheader on TNT. NBA regular season games are broadcast by ESPN, TNT, ABC, NBA TV, and local affiliate stations. NBA League Pass also offers streaming access to hundreds of games for an annual or monthly fee. Table of Cont...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Abc, Sports, Trends, Basketball, Nba, Streaming, Espn, NBA TV, TNT, Cleveland, Hulu, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers, Sling TV


'The Bachelorette' returns with a new season on October 19 - here's how to watch Michelle Young's search for love

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Michelle Young appeared on season 25 of "The Bachelor." Craig Sjodin/ABC A new season of "The Bachelorette" premieres on October 19. Michelle Young, an elementary school teacher, is this season's bachelorette. You can watch new episodes as they air on ABC, or the day after their original broadcast on Hulu. Season 18 of "The Bachelorette" premieres on October 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The two-hour seas...
Tags: Reviews, Reality TV, TV, Minnesota, Entertainment, Abc, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Voice, Young, Ben Higgins, The Bachelorette, Ali Fedotowsky


Why the James Bond producers should embrace TV after 'No Time to Die'

Daniel Craig as James Bond in "No Time to Die" MGM "No Time to Die," the new James Bond movie, has struggled to attract younger audiences. Amazon is buying the MGM film studio, which releases the Bond films. A streaming TV series at Prime Video could inject new life into the franchise. James Bond has never made the leap to TV, but it might be time for that to change. The character has been the subject of books, video games, and iconic movies. With Amazon set to buy the MGM film studio that...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Analysis, James Bond, Box Office, Daniel Craig, Batman, Jeff Bezos, Barbara Broccoli


Netflix's Korean series 'My Name' is surging in popularity following the success of 'Squid Game'

"My Name." Netflix The South Korean crime series "My Name" was the seventh most popular title on Netflix on Tuesday. "Squid Game," Netflix's biggest show ever, was No. 2 more than a month after its debut. The two shows highlight how far ahead of rivals Netflix is in its international strategy. Netflix recently found monster success with the Korean-language series "Squid Game," its biggest series of all time. Now, another South Korean show is surging in popularity on the platform. "My N...
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Grammy-winning artist Miguel on collaborating with the tech company Endel to make a 'generative' AI music project that adapts to a listener's movement

Endel Grammy-winning artist Miguel spoke to Insider about the making of a "generative" AI music project he released with the tech company Endel this week. In the interview, Miguel discussed the project's aim to promote wellness and gave his perspective on future implementations of AI in music. Grammy-winning artist Miguel spoke to Insider last week about his work with the tech company Endel on a "generative" AI music project that dropped in Endel's app on Monday.Insider beta teste...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, California, Trends, Ai, Brian Eno, Miguel, Miles, Downtown Brooklyn, John Lynch, Tech Insider, Generative Music, Endel, Miguel Ethan Gulley


'Halloween Kills' smashed box-office expectations despite also streaming on Peacock and it shows the strength of the horror genre

Michael Myers is back in "Halloween Kills." Universal "Halloween Kills" topped the domestic box office over the weekend with $50 million. It cost just $20 million to produce. Horror movies have been resilient during the pandemic, from "A Quiet Place Part II" to "Candyman." "Halloween Kills," the sequel to the 2018 "Halloween" franchise revival, exceeded expectations at the US box office over the weekend, showing once more that the horror genre is thriving during the pandemic.The movie earn...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Box Office, Warner Bros, Horror Movies, Paramount, Comscore, Universal Pictures, Candyman, Blumhouse, Jordan Peele, Paul Dergarabedian


A Chinese propaganda film about the defeat of the US Army is set to become the country's highest grossing film ever

A still from the trailer for the 2021 movie "The Battle at Lake Changjin." CCTV6/YouTube "The Battle at Lake Changjin" has made $769 million since releasing in China on September 30. In the state-funded movie, outgunned Chinese troops beat their US foes during a Korean War battle. China's box office is the biggest in the world, meaning this film is also the biggest in the world. A Chinese state-backed propaganda epic about the defeat of US troops is on track to become the country'...
Tags: Entertainment, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Beijing, News UK, James Bond, Chinese communist party, US Army, Global Times, Wu Jing, Maoyan, Bill Bostock, Military & Defense, InsiderAsia


How Supergirl Revamped Superman IV's Story And Made It Work

Warning: The following contains SPOILERS for Supergirl season 6, episode 15, "Hope For Tomorrow."The Supergirl season 6 episode "Hope For Tomorrow" enhanced the story of the Superman movie Superman 4: The Quest For Peace in every respect. The final movie to star Christopher Reeve as Kal-El of Krypton, Superman 4 is widely considered to be the worst of the classic Superman films. Given that, it would be all but impossible for Supergirl to revamp The Quest For Peace and not improve it, but the ep...
Tags: Hope, Entertainment, Superman, Tech, United States, United Nations, William, Supergirl, Gene Hackman, Kara, Esme, David Harewood, Clark Kent, Christopher Reeve, Lex Luthor, Luthor


Masked Singer: Artist Who Was Cupcake Dishes on Unmasking

The celebrity formerly known as Cupcake on The Masked Singer opened up about competing on the show. In the latest episode, the Cupcake was revealed to be Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters. The show recently returned for season 6, with Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger all returning to the panel. Nick Cannon is back as host. The Cupcake was first introduced as a member of Group B and got to perform twice before being unmasked. Prior to the Cupcake's unmask...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Nicole Scherzinger, NICK, Robin Thicke, Nick Cannon, Ruth, Nicole, Larry, Anita, Roberta Flack, Emily Ratajkowski, Ruth Pointer, Ruth This, Robin Thicke Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg Ken Jeong, Dwight Howard Vivica A Fox Toni Braxton


D&D: Why Spelljammer Is Likely To Return | Screen Rant

The Dungeons & Dragons players of the world could soon be hanging a flag at the end of the mast and taking to the stars as explorers or pirates, as there is mounting evidence to suggest that the Spelljammer campaign setting is returning. Wizards of the Coast has slowly been updating the classic D&D campaign settings for use with the current edition of D&D, even though many groups still default to the Forgotten Realms for their games.The most popular D&D campaign settings are the ones inspired b...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Sigil, Dragonlance, Wizards, Mages, Athas, Planescape, Spelljammer, Ravenloft, Dark Sun, Van Richten, Oerth, Faerun, Dark Sun Krynn


Did Squidward Have A Wife? SpongeBob SquarePants Theory Explained & Debunked

Even though SpongeBob SquarePants is aimed at children, it hasn’t been safe from all types of theories, of which many don’t make much sense, such as one that says the reason why Squidward is always sad is that he misses his wife. Nickelodeon has been home to a variety of cartoons that have become very popular with viewers, but the most successful Nicktoon to date is SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg. The show made its debut in 1999 and has since become one of the longest-runn...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Nickelodeon, Gary, Krusty Krab, Patrick Star, Squidward, Stephen Hillenburg, Nicktoon, Sandy Cheeks, Tiktok, Squidward Tentacles, Mr Krabs, Squilvia


Sylvester Stallone & Dolph Lundgren Reunite in Expendables 4 Set Photo

Dolph Lundgren shared a photo of his reunion with Sylvester Stallone from the set of The Expendables 4. The new film in the ensemble action franchise comes almost a decade after The Expendables 3, which was released in 2014. The film is being directed by former stunt coordinator Scott Waugh with an eye toward a 2022 release. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture are all reprising their franchise roles along with Expendables newbies Andy Garcia, 50 Cent, Tony Jaa, ...
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The Supergirl "Stunt" That Made Mon-El Actor Dislocate His Jaw

Mon-El actor Chris Wood recalls the silly "stunt" that resulted in him breaking his jaw while filming Supergirl. The Arrowverse series has enjoyed a long run, but it will be coming to an end very soon. Supergirl, which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, started out on CBS before moving to The CW for season 2. During the show's 6-season run, Supergirl has faced countless enemies and teamed up with fellow Arrowverse heroes like The Flash (Grant Gustin) and Batwoman (Ruby Rose). The sixth and ...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Cbs, Wood, Cw, Supergirl, Chris Wood, Kara, Melissa Benoist, Gustin, Benoist, Kara Danvers, Batwoman Rose, Batwoman Ruby Rose, Mon El a Daxamite, Jeremy Jordan Winn Schott


Dark Souls 3 & Bloodborne DLCs' Final Bosses Fight Each Other In New Mod

A new mod for Dark Souls 3 pits the final boss of the game's last DLC against the final DLC boss from fellow FromSoftware title Bloodborne. FromSoftware has developed a reputation for challenging bosses over the past decade and seems to be continuing that trend with the upcoming Elden Ring, which fans have been awaiting eagerly for some time now following its initial reveal at E3 2019. A more in-depth trailer released at Summer Games Fest earlier this year revealed many of the hallmarks fans ha...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Dlc, Gael, Bloodborne, Elden Ring, Knight Gael


Star Wars: How The Knights of Ren Are Different From The Sith

The Sith are the primary antagonists of the Star Wars saga, but they’re largely absent from the sequel trilogy, having been seemingly replaced by a different dark side religion: The Knights of Ren. All conflicts in the Skywalker Saga lead back to the Sith sooner or later, specifically their deadliest and most brilliant Dark Lord, Darth Sidious, aka Palpatine. The Sith seemingly died with Palpatine in Return of the Jedi, but The Emperor survived, and, thus, the Sith Order did, too. With Sith inf...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Darth Vader, Force, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Ben Solo, Snoke, Luke, Ren, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Kylo, Galactic Empire, Sith


D&D: Why Spelljammer Is Likely To Return

The Dungeons & Dragons players of the world could soon be hanging a flag at the end of the mast and taking to the stars as explorers or pirates, as there is mounting evidence to suggest that the Spelljammer campaign setting is returning. Wizards of the Coast has slowly been updating the classic D&D campaign settings for use with the current edition of D&D, even though many groups still default to the Forgotten Realms for their games.The most popular D&D campaign settings are the ones inspired b...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Sigil, Dragonlance, Wizards, Mages, Athas, Planescape, Spelljammer, Ravenloft, Dark Sun, Van Richten, Oerth, Faerun, Dark Sun Krynn


The Flash Trailer Confirms Batman Will Have A Bigger Role Than We Thought

The latest The Flash trailer suggests that Michael Keaton's Batman has a bigger role in the film than many initially assumed. Ezra Miller makes his DCEU return as the Scarlet Speedster after starring in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Directed by Andy Muschietti, The Flash's first trailer was released at DC FanDome 2021, offering a sneak peek at what to expect from the standalone flick. It's no secret that The Flash was in production limbo for quite some ti...
Tags: Justice, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Tech, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Barry, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller, Kiersey Clemons, Keaton, Zack Snyder, Affleck, Barry Allen, Iris West


9 Best Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Movies, Ranked By IMDb

Ever since the instant classic high school comedy Superbad put them on the map and the subsequent release of action-packed buddy picture Pineapple Express proved they weren’t one-trick ponies, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been two of the most prolific and sought-after screenwriters in Hollywood. They’ve moved into producing streaming shows like The Boys and Invincible, but Rogen and Goldberg haven’t lost sight of their big-screen roots.Not all of their movies have been as great as Superbad ...
Tags: Hollywood, Entertainment, Interview, North Korea, Tech, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Cia, Zac Efron, Owen Wilson, Pixar, Bruce Lee, Ferris Bueller, Richard Ayoade, Costco, Pineapple Express


Son of Monarchs Review: Visually Stunning Masterpiece By Auteur Alexis Gambis

From its opening shot, Alexis Gambis' Son of Monarchs is a captivating, thought-provoking film. The very first image audiences see — even before meeting protagonist Mendel (Tenoch Huerta) — is a close-up of a chrysalis being carefully, almost lovingly, dissected in a pool of clear liquid. This moment sets up the entire emotional experience of the movie: an uncomfortable clash between science and spirituality, the mundane and the sacred, precariously balanced on the quiet, hunched shoulders of a...
Tags: Entertainment, New York City, America, Tech, Mother Nature, Simon, Monarchs, MichoacAn, Frankenstein, Huerta, Mary Shelley, Mendel, Alexis Gambis, Sons of Monarchs, Gambis, Alexis Gambis Son of Monarchs


Breakfast Club Star Anthony Michael Hall Says The Brat Pack Never Existed

The Breakfast Club star Anthony Michael Hall says the so-called teenage friendship group, The Brat Pack, never existed. Currently celebrating his debut as Tommy Doyle in the slasher sequel Halloween Kills, some of Hall's most iconic roles hail back to his adolescence. The now 53-year-old actor formerly starred in the likes of National Lampoon's Vacation, Sixteen Candles, and Johnny Be Good.Though he has since broken free of his more satirical roles, Hall is undoubtedly best known for his portra...
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A Sinister Six Movie Should Copy Spider-Man: No Way Home & Bring In Miles

Sony’s upcoming Sinister Six movie should take some inspiration from Spider-Man: No Way Home and introduce a new version of Miles Morales. Sony has had plans for a Sinister Six film since The Amazing Spider-Man film franchise was in progress. The second film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, ended with a clear setup for the villain team, with the Green Goblin (Harry Osborn) and The Gentleman (Gustav Fiers) equipping allies (and possibly members) of Oscorp with advanced weapons and devices. The plans, ...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Iron Man, Sony, Marvel Studios, Miles, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Miles Morales, MCU, Peter Parker Spider Man, Green Goblin, Willem Dafoe, Oscorp, Harry Osborn, Gustav Fiers


Why The Seinfeld & Elaine Romance Subplot Went Nowhere After Season 2

Seinfeld did have the makings of a long-term Jerry-Elaine romance, but it ultimately went nowhere - here's why. Seinfeld explored multiple romantic relationships Elaine and Jerry had with other people, but rarely addressed the prospect of bringing the two back together. Instead, Elaine remained one of the core members of Jerry’s circle of friends up until the end of the show in season 9. When Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) was brought into the fold in the show’s second episode, it was explained ...
Tags: Nbc, Entertainment, Tech, David, Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld, Larry David, Jerry, Elaine, Elaine Julia Louis Dreyfus, Kramer Michael Richards, Seinfield, Jerry Elaine, Jerry George Jason Alexander


How Bulletproof Is Pattinson's Batsuit In The Batman?

Robert Pattinson’s Batman takes multiple bullets to the chest in the latest trailer for The Batman, indicating how bulletproof his version of the Batsuit is. Although he lacks superpowers, Batman fights crime in Gotham City with superlative fighting skills, a genius-level intellect, and state-of-the-art gadgetry. A common piece of equipment for live-action Batman adaptations is a Batsuit made of bulletproof material. Not all the Dark Knight's costumes have the same level of protection, so how d...
Tags: Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Tech, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, Bale, Gotham City, Batman, Michael Keaton, Bruce, Adam West, Pattinson, Batman begins, Batman Robert Pattinson, Lucious Fox


What Katey Sagal Has Done Since Sons of Anarchy Ended

Katey Sagal played one of the most important characters in Sons of Anarchy, but what has she done since the show came to an end? In 2008, Kurt Sutter took the audience to a small town in California to meet a motorcycle club and all the drama in their daily lives in the TV series Sons of Anarchy. The series premiered on FX in 2008 and lived on for a total of seven seasons, coming to an end in 2014. Sons of Anarchy got positive reviews throughout its whole run, with most praise going towards the ...
Tags: Entertainment, California, Tech, Futurama, Sons Of Anarchy, John, Annie, Charlie Hunnam, Jackson, Kurt Sutter, Gemma, Erin Brockovich, Grand Hotel, Lee Ann, Jax, Katey Sagal


Netflix's 'Squid Game' will generate nearly $900 million for the company - despite costing only $21 million to make, reports say

"Squid Game" has become a global smash hit, with people dressing up to play their own versions of the game around the world. Guiseppe Cacace/Getty Images "Squid Game" will generate just under $900 million in value for Netflix, internal documents show. Bloomberg reported that the documents said the series was watched by a record 132 million people. "Squid Game" cost around $2.4 million an episode, far less than "The Crown" and "Stranger Things." Netflix's hugely popular TV show "Squid G...
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How Squid Game Stays A Secret Despite So Many People Going Missing

Netflix's Korean survival drama Squid Game has captured the imagination of a global audience, but how exactly does the game stay a secret despite so many people going missing? The Netflix smash hit establishes that a group of wealthy individuals recruit competitors with massive debts to vie for Squid Game's 45.6 billion Won prize, and it follows 456 of these competitors as they engage in the titular games. The premise of the game - and the show - is that 455 participants will die during the gam...
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