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Hulu offers a ‘no-commercials’ plan for $12 a month … with some commercials

Hulu has finally unleashed a highly-anticipated commercial free tier to its lineup of services. The new tier will cost $12 per month for the full catalog without commercial interruptions, but select programming will still get tagged with limited ads.

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Watch Chloe Moretz try to survive an alien invasion in the trailer for The 5th Wave

Rick Yancey's popular alien-invasion story The 5th Wave gets the big-screen treatment in the first trailer for the film, which stars Chloe Moretz as one of the few survivors of a deadly invasion of Earth.

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Correspondents kiss-ass in new promos for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah just dropped three new promo spots that give us our first taste of the new host’s brand of comedy. The post-Jon Stewart era begins on Sept. 28, 2015.

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Artemis Fowl movie nabs Thor director Kenneth Branagh

Thor and Cinderella director Kenneth Branagh will reportedly direct a live-action adaptation of novelist Eoin Colfer's popular Artemis Fowl series about a young criminal mastermind's adventures with supernatural creatures.

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Josh Gad to play Roger Ebert in biopic Russ & Roger opposite Will Ferrell

Frozen actor Josh Gad will play film critic Roger Ebert in the upcoming biopic Russ & Roger, which co-stars Will Ferrell as cult-classic Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens director Russ Meyer.

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Netflix launches in Japan, though it’s doing things a little differently there

Netflix has finally arrived in Japan, a country with huge revenue potential for the video streaming company. However, it's clearly done its research, choosing to launch the service in a slightly manner than usual.

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Studios sue 16 users of Popcorn Time, the ‘Netflix for Pirates’

Indie studios Millennium Films and Nu Image have filed a lawsuit against Popcorn Time users who accessed the Pierce Brosnan-starring film. The studios claim that users are at fault as the service did include a warning against watching illegal content.

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CBS will live stream select NFL regular season games, playoffs, and Super Bowl 50

Keeping up with the upcoming NFL season will be a little bit easier thanks to CBS. The network will live stream two regular season NFL games for the first time this season, as well as four playoff games and the Super Bowl.

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New Bourne villain to be played by Vincent Cassel in Snowden-inspired sequel

Vincent Cassel will cause problems for Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in the series' upcoming film, which is due out in 2016. According to Damon, the film will take place in a post-Edward Snowden world.

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LG announces a big, free webOS 2.0 upgrade for last year’s smart TVs

LG has that key features from its newest smart TV operating system, webOS 2.0, will make their way to older TV sets. Performance and usability improvements are among the headliners.

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Twice as nice: Can Eddie Redmayne bag back-to-back Oscars?

From an ALS-stricken physicist to an LBGT icon. Eddie Redmayne transforms again as the trailer for The Danish Girl drops leaving the industry to wonder whether he can win his second Oscar in a row.

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Bond author calls Idris Elba ‘too street’ to play 007, social media bedlam ensues

After sparking Internet outrage by calling actor Ildris Elba "too street" to play James Bond, Anthony Horowitz, the book series' latest author, has apologized for causing offense and "poor choice of word."

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Hail Macbeth! Michael Fassbender shines as the kingslayer in visceral new trailer

The first official trailer for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth has hit the interwebs, and even if you flunked 11th grade English, you can appreciate this beautiful and brutal melange of awesome.

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Trump returns to NBC to help kick off new season of The Tonight Show

Donald Trump has been confirmed as one of the first guests for the new season of The Tonight Show, appearing on the September 11 episode opposite Amy Schumer and Stephen King, who will appear on CBS' rival Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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New SpongeBob musical commissions music from Bowie, Steven Tyler, John Legend

SpongeBob Squarepants is getting the Broadway treatment next year and the musical will feature original music from a surprising group of musicians. Other featured artists include John Legend, The Flaming Lips, T.I. and Lady Antebellum.

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No Internet? No problem. Amazon now allows offline viewing on iOS, Android devices

Amazon is now letting its Instant Video subscribers download from a large selection of popular TV shows and movies for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices, making it the first subscription streaming service to do so.

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Apple may start producing original television shows and movies

Possibly adding a new competitor in the streaming video space, Apple is considering an investment in original content that would likely be distributed through iTunes potentially in a subscription model.

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Sling TV now available on Amazon Fire tablets

Sling TV adds compatibility on Amazon Fire HD and HDX today. Support for the Amazon tablets comes as competition for online streamers continues to intensify and digital TV subscriptions from IPTV services fall.

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Stephen Colbert ups the number of political figures for second week of The Late Show

Stephen Colbert will keep the politicians coming on The Late Show. Week 2 guests will include a Supreme Court justice, the United Nations Secretary-General, and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

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20 must-see moments from the 2015 VMAs with Miley Cyrus

Revisit the most memorable moments of the 2015 VMAs: from Nicki Minaj throwing shade at the pop star host and Justin Bieber breaking into tears post-performane to Kanye West announcing his 2020 presidency bid. It wasn't all good, but it certainly wasn't dull.

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Kanye West and Miley Cyrus’ breast help MTV’s 2015 VMAs set Twitter TV record

MTV's 2015 VMAs may not have had as many viewers as last year's show, but the event more than made up for it in tweets. The awards show was the most tweeted about non-sports event since Nielsen began tracking in October 2011.

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New docuseries coming to NFL Network; Undrafted to premiere on CBS

Football fans will soon be getting more of their favorite sport on NFL Network. The network has expanded its original unscripted and documentary programming with the addition of two new docuseries.

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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in September, and what’s going away

Here's a complete list of what's new on Netflix for September, and which titles will be removed this month, to help you catch up on all your binging, and make sure you don't miss those titles heading into the ether.

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Watch: New Concussion trailer starring Will Smith tackles ugly NFL history

Will Smith's latest film, Concussion, explores Dr. Bennet Omalu's fight to get the NFL to recognize the danger of repeated head injury. The first trailer shows the league's resistance to facing the problem.

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Hulu renews Amy Poehler-produced comedy Difficult People for second season

Hulu picked up the comedy Difficult People for a second season in short order. Amy Poehler will continue to exec produce alongside Dave Becky (Louie). The acerbic series is currently wrapping up its first eight-episode season, which concludes September 16.

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Oh what a day: Uber partners with Mad Max: Fury Road to offer rides worthy of a Warboy

Ever dreamed about riding shotgun with Imperator Furiosa or using Max Rockatansky as a hood ornament? Well, keep dreaming. But you can get pretty close if you use Uber at PAX Prime Seattle

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Legendary horror filmmaker Wes Craven has died

A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream creator Wes Craven died this weekend at age 76, but the filmmaker's legacy lives on through some of the greatest horror films and franchises of all time.

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Box office hits and misses: Straight Outta Compton crushes the competition (again)

Nothing can stop gangsta rap biopic Straight Outta Compton, which continued to sit atop the weekend box office while the the premieres of War Room, No Escape, and We Are Your Friends fell short.

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Planning on buying the new Apple TV? It could cost up to twice as much as the original

No matter which streaming box you buy, whether it's an Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV, you can expect to pay the same price of $100. Apple seems poised to shake that up with its newest Apple TV, which may cost as much as $200.

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Netflix loses Hunger Games and other movies as Epix deal ends

Netflix said Sunday its deal with cable network Epix will end September 30 as the streaming giant endeavors to offer more of its own original programming while moving away from non-exclusive content.

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