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Hulu Will End Its Free TV Streaming

by Matt Singer August 8, 2016 @ 9:07 AM
For almost a decade, Hulu has been one of the biggest homes for online TV. The day after many shows premiered on television, you could watch them on Hulu. Hulu offered several different subscription models, either with our without commercials, but you could also watch a lot of their programming for free. But that is about to change.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: August 2016

by Britt Hayes July 20, 2016 @ 1:18 PM
It’s that time again: Amazon has announced the newest streaming additions coming to Prime Instant Video in August, giving you yet another excuse to procrastinate as you endlessly browse Netflix, Amazon, HBO NOW, et al. for something to watch — before ultimately realizing it’s been two hours and you might as well just watch the third season of Parks and Rec AGAIN. But Amazon will make it easier for you next month, with highlights including recent faves like Inside Llewyn Davis, Blue Ruin and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

New HBO NOW Releases: August 2016

by Britt Hayes July 20, 2016 @ 12:50 PM
If you’re looking for something to fill the Game of Thrones-shaped void in your life, there are plenty of new viewing options coming to HBO NOW in August, including two Oscar-nominated dramas and the finale of The Night Of — which is as good a reminder as any to catch up on HBO’s latest acclaimed series. Next month also brings a solid lineup of great films, including The Aviator, Scarface and One Hour Photo, among others.

What’s Expiring From Netflix: July 2016

by Matt Singer June 21, 2016 @ 1:46 PM
Warner Bros.
The sad flip side of every month’s new Netflix releases is this post, which is the list of stuff expiring on Netflix next month. On July 1 some big catalog titles vanish from the streaming service, including Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, and the first seven Star Trek movies. If you’re looking to pre-game Beyond with a marathon re-watch, you’ve only got about 9 days to do that.

New Netflix Instant Releases: July 2016

by Matt Singer June 21, 2016 @ 1:03 PM
All right, Netflixers, here it is: The list of new titles coming to the streaming service this month. As far as acquisitions go, the headliner is easily The Big Short, Adam McKay’s bitterly funny comedy about the 2008 economic collapse. There’s also the recent and critically acclaimed horror movie The Invitation, billed as a “Netflix Exclusive.” (Whatever you want to call it, our own Britt Hayes was a big fan.) There are also 19 different Netflix originals (19!!!!) this month, including the return of BoJack Horseman, my favorite show that I’ve barely watched because I have a baby and BoJack Horseman is not a show you watch in front of a baby unless you want to scar her for life.

New HBO NOW Releases: June 2016

by Britt Hayes May 19, 2016 @ 8:18 PM
20th Century Fox
Game of Thrones Season 6 comes to an end in June (so soon!), but luckily HBO NOW has plenty of viewing options to help keep you occupied during your annual mourning period. Next month brings the premiere of HBO’s new weekly series Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, hosted by the renowned sports analyst, author and ESPN vet. Cinephiles, meanwhile, will be thrilled to see the addition of Ridley Scott’s The Martian and (maybe) David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars. But more importantly, the epic Problem Child trilogy is coming to HBO NOW in June, giving you a chance to engage in a fierce familial debate over the finer points of Junior’s schemes — surely a more contentious topic than the resurrection of Jon Snow.