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Amazon Explains Lord of the Rings' Giant Budget, Which Is Still Smaller Than Jeff Bezos' Yacht

Amazon Explains Lord of the Rings’ Giant Budget, Which Is Still Smaller Than Jeff Bezos’ Yacht

Sauron don’t come cheap.Image: New Line Yes, the budget for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is almost half a billion dollars, but the woman behind it is happy to explain. In a new interview, head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke doesn’t deny last month’s reports that the show cost the studio about $465 million; …

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Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Producers Discuss Fighting Back Against Order 66

The dawn of an Empire rises.Image: Lucasfilm Star Wars’ newest animated series, The Bad Batch, takes us right into the earliest days of the rise of the Empire. This means it starts getting to grips with a disconcerting question almost immediately: what happens when you say no to the Galactic Empire? But that’s not a …

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Disney Shows Off Its ‘Real’ Retractable Lightsaber

Disney Shows Off Its ‘Real’ Retractable Lightsaber

Lightsabers have to be one of the coolest weapons we’ve seen in fiction, and throughout the years, we’ve seen many people attempt to make it. However, the problem with the lightsaber concept is that creators need to choose between either making it an actual functional weapon, or a weapon that in terms of effects, closely …

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Those HBO Max Numbers Aren't What They Seem

Those HBO Max Numbers Aren’t What They Seem

Photo: Presley Ann (Getty Images) HBO Max would probably very much like you to believe that its subscriber numbers are ballooning, but a bit of fudging on parent company AT&T’s part makes it difficult to pin down exactly how well the service is actually scaling. Advertisement In its Q1 earnings report released this week, the …

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Spider-Man Movies Will Stream on Netflix First Thanks to New Sony Deal

Spider-Man Movies Will Stream on Netflix First Thanks to New Sony Deal

After theaters and home video, Spider-Verse 2 will be exclusively on Netflix. For the past few months, every studio has been figuring out how to balance theatrical movies with growing streaming services. Warner Bros. has one strategy, Disney another, and Paramount yet another. Now Sony has its own strategy and it’s got the biggest name recognition …

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

The Nerd’s Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in April

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars cartoon is coming to Disney+ this month.Image: Lucasfilm Though we may have begun turning a corner in the fight against covid-19, viewers are still turning to streaming entertainment more than ever and thankfully, companies are happy to oblige with tons of new content. At the start of each month, most streamers—such …

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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Gave the MCU's Most Underrated Villain What They Deserved

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Gave the MCU’s Most Underrated Villain What They Deserved

Sam and Bucky fighting a child.Gif: Marvel Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premiere reintroduces the world to Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes at a time when both heroes, like most everyone else in existence, are still piecing their lives back together in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. Though the series was never meant …

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What's New on Disney+ in April 2021

What’s New on Disney+ in April 2021

Screenshot: Ewoks: Battle for Endor/YouTube Little ones, gather ‘round. Let me tell you a story of the dark times in the galaxy far, far away. Before the prequels, sequels, and the animated series, there was a time after Return of the Jedi came out, when Star Wars just…stopped. George Lucas had no interest in making …

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HBO Max Is Officially Launching a Cheaper Ad-Supported Streaming Plan in June

HBO Max Is Officially Launching a Cheaper Ad-Supported Streaming Plan in June

Photo: Presley Ann (Getty Images) The long-expected ad-supported tier of HBO Max will finally arrive this summer. Company executives on Friday revealed details relating to both the expected launch window for the new tier as well as how it will differ from HBO Max’s existing subscription plan. The primary difference between the two will center …

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Disney World will let you use your phone instead of a MagicBand

Disney World will let you use your phone instead of a MagicBand

You won’t need to wear a MagicBand to get around Walt Disney World with a minimum of fuss. The theme park is introducing a Disney MagicMobile service that uses your phone or smartwatch for entry and other features. You’ll only have to create a pass through the My Disney Experience app and add it to …

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