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NBC’s Peacock streaming service will launch on July 15th with three different price tiers
The Verge

Comcast’s new streaming service from NBCUniversal, Peacock, will be mostly free when it launches. There are three tiers, with the main tier being ad-supported. A completely ad-free subscription service will also exist. It will launch in April. more…

Movies to help you stick to your New Year's resolutions
Mashable

Ugh. It's that time of winter again. The holiday parties have long since ended, the glow of a new year has worn off, and all those resolutions you made in an optimistic haze are starting to feel like annoyances. Who wants to make dinner or go to the gym when … more…

I can't stop thinking about these two minutes of 'Sex Education' Season 2
Mashable

I can't stop thinking about the Indian dance sex scene on Netflix 's Sex Education. Listen, if you've ever read my byline on this website, chances are that I've tricked you into caring about Indian movies, music, or dance on more than one occasion. It's my li… more…

The Baby Yoda puppet cost $5 million to make, but its true value is priceless
Mashable

Baby Yoda is one of the greatest things to come out of the Star Wars universe. But greatness isn't cheap. The Baby Yoda puppet in The Mandalorian cost $5 million to make, actor Adam Pally told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Saturday. Was it wo… more…

Robert Downey Jr. dishes on the end of Iron Man and leaving the door open for more
Mashable

All things end, but when it comes to Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's extra hard to let go. Robert Downey Jr. visited Today on Wednesday to talk about his upcoming turn in Dolittle, and host Hoda Kotb had to ask — is he sad about Iron Man's end… more…

Lilly Singh smacks down society's obsession with virginity in under 5 minutes
Mashable

Society is obsessed with virginity, even fetishising it, and Lilly Singh has had enough. The A Little Late host slammed the double standards that surround the concept of virginity, smacking down patriarchal ideas about women's virginity being "fragile and hel… more…

The end of 'Dolittle' is breaking everyone's brain
Mashable

If Dolittle is on your must-watch list, you should know there are spoilers ahead. (And also that I'm sorry.) This is your only chance to turn back. I hope you're still here, because this is some weird and wild stuff Dolittle, in case you hadn't heard, is Robe… more…

Keegan-Michael Key is very excited about 'Brain Games'
Mashable

Keegan-Michael Key loves learning new things. We were in a warehouse in South Brooklyn on a hot August day and Key was enthusiastically dishing on the upcoming, reimagined season of Brain Games that he's hosting. Despite a long day of shooting promos going ov… more…

Etsy shops filling the Baby Yoda toy void were hit with takedown notices
Mashable

Etsy thrives on being the premier online destination for unofficial, fandom-related products; its creative seller base subverts professional retailers by filling the gap between sanctioned merchandise and what fans actually want to buy, and no recent example … more…

Opinion: What's missing from this year's Oscar nominations
CNN

Maybe it's just how the general state of things is affecting me lately, but the 2020 Academy Awards nominations honor the gloomiest, most despair-ridden slate of films I've seen since the 1970s, when movies in general were better than they are now. more…

Apple TV+: Can it be saved before everyone’s free trials run out?
Ars Technica

Apple's salvo launched months ahead of other upstarts. Why does it already seem behind? more…

OPPO teams up with Pixelworks to build brighter, smoother displays
Androidcentral.com

OPPO wants its displays to lead the next generation in smartphone entertainment. What you need to know OPPO is teaming up with Pixelworks to power the displays of its next few smartphones. The first phone from this effort will land in the first half of 2020. … more…

Get the best Smart TV out there with one of these options
Androidcentral.com

If you've been thinking of getting a Smart TV, you may be a bit overwhelmed by all the options. The TCL Class 6 Smart TV is the best option, with Roku built-in and a beautiful 4K display. The QLED technology also brings out the beauty of every color on the sc… more…

Top 10 things to do with your new Chromebook
Androidcentral.com

From settings and Smart Lock to apps and extensions, make this Chromebook home! A Chromebook is amazingly quick to set up, but there's a difference between setting a laptop up and really settling in with it. I've been working full-time from a Chromebook for t… more…

NBC Peacock's originals include Twitter tell-all plus Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey shows - CNET
Cnet.com

Peacock added six new shows to its pipeline, joining a roster of originals leaning into reboots (and reboots of reboots). more…

The South Korean director behind worldwide hit 'Parasite' said he'd never work for Marvel because he thinks superheroes are stupid
Insider.com

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho said he'd turn down an offer to direct a Marvel movie if ever given the opportunity. The South Korean told The Times of London that he didn't think superheroes were complex enough characters. "… more…

'Alita: Battle Angel' VFX team discusses the possibility of a sequel: 'If you want to go talk to Disney, you're welcome'
Insider.com

20th Century Fox If you're a fan of Fox's " Alita: Battle Angel," you know it wasn't supposed to be a one-off film. Based on the popular manga series, " Gunnm," producer James Cameron worked on a vision for the film for years. During a press day at the Walt D… more…

'Riverdale's' Camila Mendes says people 'shouldn't give that much credit' to award shows as 'talented' women continue to get snubbed
Insider.com

Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/Getty Images for Salvatore Ferragamo "Riverdale" star Camila Mendes spoke to Insider about the lack of diversity and representation at award shows, and said that "maybe we shouldn't give that much credit to award ceremoni… more…

AMC Theatres opts for trailers over toothpaste ads as Netflix and Disney Plus threaten big-screen audiences
Business Insider

AMC Theatres hasn't joined rivals in running ads after movies' publicized showtimes because it prefers to promote future flicks. AMC might also be worried about alienating movie fans. It faces a tougher fight for their attention this year as the list of onlin… more…

Everything to know about Quibi, the buzzy video startup that has raised $1.4 billion — from its marketing strategy to its revenue breakdown
Business Insider

Quibi, a buzzy mobile-video startup that raised $1.4 billion ahead of launch, offered on Wednesday a first look at its forthcoming subscription service. Ahead of the event, Quibi execs spoke with Business Insider about how the company secured $150 million in … more…