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Criterion streaming service launches April 8 in US, Canada

The Criterion Channel, Criterion’s streaming service for film lovers, will launch on April 8 in the US and Canada. You can sign up for a subscription now and it’ll set you back $11 a month (or $100 a year). It’s a little cheaper if you sign up before April 8, with Charter Subscribers paying $10 a month …

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Fighting With My Family: A wrestling comedy that suplexes your heart

You might not expect a wrestling movie to make you cry. But Fighting With My Family comes flying off the top rope, bursting with comedy and emotion, and clobbers you right in the feelings. Based on a 2012 documentary about a wrestling-mad family, the new film directed by Steven Merchant recounts the real-life story of WWE …

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Star Wars gets an anime makeover with fan-made trailer

Hardcore Star Wars fans have probably lost count of the times they’ve watched A New Hope since it originally debuted back in 1977. But thanks to Russian artist and animator Dmitry Grozov we can see our favorite Star Wars characters once again, in the style of ’80s Japanese anime. His video ‘Star Wars: A New Hope …

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Spider-Man spin-off Morbius adds Doctor Who’s Matt Smith

Doctor Who alumni Matt Smith is in ‘final talks’ to join the next Spider-Man spin-off Morbius, Variety reports. Morbius is based on the Spidey villain of the same name and tells the story of a Ph.D. scientist who becomes a brooding antihero-type figure after an experiment to cure him of a rare blood disease goes …

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 recap: The stakes are high, but the thirst is real

Another episode of Game of Thrones is behind us, and you know what that means: it’s time to lock the front door and heat up some of Mama’s eatin’ snacks. We’ve got an episode of event television to watch! Season 8, episode 2, titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” aired on Sunday, and while we didn’t …

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Netflix series Kingdom is another slick zombie thriller from Asia

I don’t like watching zombie flicks. But Netflix’s new show Kingdom, a six-episode saga set in 15th century Korea, had me hooked right from the get-go. Set to stream Jan. 25, Kingdom is a wonderfully shot, scripted and intelligent take on the zombie genre, one that feels like a period drama — just with undead monsters …

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Aussie TV goes global at Cannes

AUSTRALIAN TV and film groups have been given a new platform for accessing international markets. Screen Producers Australia (SPA) and 14 other TV and film trade associations from around the world have formed the Global Creative Alliance (GCA) at MIPCOM in Cannes, France. The partnership will encourage more effective international collaboration between producers and increase …