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Chris Gates

Chris Gates


Christopher Gates lives in Los Angeles, CA and writes about movies, TV, video games, and other pop culture curiosities. In his spare time, he reads too many comics, watches too much baseball, and drinks too much beer.

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Netflix vs. Hulu: Which one is better for you?

Netflix and Hulu are two of the biggest names in streaming, but if you only have the budget for one, which one do you choose? Our guide will help you decide.

Hawkeye: Everything we know about Marvel’s Disney+ series

Clint Barton is passing the Hawkeye mantle to Young Avenger Kate Bishop. Disney+'s Hawkeye series hits the streamer on November 24.
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Hulu vs. Disney+

Disney+ and Hulu may be owned by the same company, but they're quite different services. Which one is more worth your money? Our guide will help you decide.
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How to delete your Netflix viewing history

We all have guilty Netflix pleasures, but you might not want everyone to know about them. Here's how to delete your Netflix viewing history in just a few steps.
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Black Panther 2: Everything we know about the sequel so far

Wakanda Forever! Despite the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther 2 is still going ahead with a planned release date in May 2022. Here's what we know.
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CBS All Access’ The Stand gets release date, a new ending by Stephen King

James Marsden and Amber Heard will star in a 10-part adaptation of Stephen King's post-apocalyptic saga The Stand, coming to CBS All Access on December 17.
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AT&T TV vs. AT&T TV Now vs. HBO Max and more: AT&T streaming services explained

AT&T TV. AT&T TV Now. HBO Max. HBO Go. And that's just the beginning. AT&T's streaming strategy is incredibly confusing. Allow us to help you figure it out.
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NBC’s Peacock event previews Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot creator

Sam Esmail, the man behind USA's techno-thriller Mr. Robot and Amazon Prime's Homecoming, is revamping Battlestar Galactica for NBC's streaming service Peacock. The series will tell a "new story within the mythology" of the fan-favorite show and address the modern political climate.
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The Mandalorian: Everything we know about the Disney+ Star Wars series

The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau's live-action Star Wars series on the Disney+ streaming service, is one of the most expensive television shows ever made. Here's everything we know about the show, which launched on Disney+ in November and follows a mysterious bounty hunter on the outer rim of the galaxy.
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The Irishman: Everything we know about Netflix’s effects-heavy mob drama

The Irishman reunites director Martin Scorsese with frequent collaborators Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, as well as Al Pacino, for a story that tackles Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, but the digital de-aging effects are another powerful draw for Netflix's latest Oscar hopeful.
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How The Mandalorian could unravel The Rise of Skywalker’s biggest mysteries

We still don't know what Werner Herzog's villainous ex-Imperial has planned for The Mandalorian's breakout star, Baby Yoda, but we have a pretty good guess. It could be the key to unraveling Emperor Palpatine's return and Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker's other secrets.
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HBO Go and HBO Now vs. Disney+: Which one should you get?

Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, has a lot to offer, but how does it stack up against WarnerMedia’s HBO Go and HBO Now services? It all depends on whether you’re shopping for kids or for adults -- at least until HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, comes along next spring.
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Disney has already begun fixing the terrible Disney+ interface

Disney+ is great, but compared to Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, its app is a mess. Search barely works. Standard quality-of-life features are missing. Thankfully, it’s getting better. Here’s what’s changed about and been added to the Disney+ app since the service’s launch.
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Star Trek 4 might be back from the dead with Legion and Fargo director

Screenwriter, director, and novelist Noah Hawley is in final talks to direct Star Trek 4, the next installment of the big-screen Star Trek franchise J. J. Abrams launched in 2009. The project previously stalled after Paramount tried to cut star Chris Pine's salary after Star Trek Beyond underwhelmed.

Simpsons fans, your jokes are safe: Disney+ will fix aspect ratio issue in 2020

Right now, you can only watch The Simpsons in 16:9, which cuts off some of the series’ best jokes. Well, help is on the way. A fix scheduled for “early 2020” will allow Disney+ subscribers to switch between 16:9 and 4:3 formats, making those early episodes available to watch as they were designed.
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The Mandalorian is pure uncut nostalgia, and that’s what makes it great

The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars show on Disney+, embraces both Star Wars' past and classic western and samurai movies, forging something new in the process. But it’s not just a fun mash-up of Star Wars canon and classic cinema. It’s the key to the future of the entire Star Wars franchise.
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Amazon Prime vs. Disney+: Which streaming service is right for you?

Disney+, the new streaming home for Marvel, Star Wars, and more, is grabbing all the headlines, but Amazon Prime Video has more movies than any other streaming service and many of TV's hottest shows. If you can only have one, which big streaming service should you choose?
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How to disable auto-play and background videos on Disney+

Disney+, Disney’s new streaming service, is pretty great, but it has a few annoying features -- mainly, auto-play (which rushes you through the credits to the next episode) and background videos. Here’s how to disable both of those to make your Disney+ experience much more enjoyable.
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Disney+ doesn’t include Michael Jackson’s Simpsons episode

“Stark Raving Dad,” the first episode of The Simpsons’ third season, doesn’t appear on Disney’s new family-friendly streaming service, Disney+, which purports to have all 30 seasons of the show. Critics suspect that an uncredited appearance by late pop star Michael Jackson is the reason why.
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Did Han or Greedo shoot first? New Disney+ edit of Star Wars makes it less clear

The most controversial scene in the Star Wars Special Edition has been revised for Disney+, with a few new shots and some re-rendered laser blasts making the showdown between Han and Greedo more ambiguous than ever. At least it looks good: On Disney+, the original Star Wars trilogy is available in 4K.
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Netflix vs. Disney+

Netflix and Disney+ are two of the biggest names in streaming. On one side, Disney+ has Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. On the other, Netflix has Stranger Things, The Crown, Ozark, and more movies than you could ever watch. Which service will emerge victorious? Our in-depth guide will help you decide.
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What devices are compatible with Disney+?

Want to watch Disney+ but worried that your current streaming hardware isn't up to the task? Don't worry. We have the full list of devices that are compatible with Disney+ right here, but you can rest easy. If you have a streaming box, game console, mobile device, or web browser, you're probably covered.
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Never mind. Disney+ will have almost all the Marvel movies at launch too

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, you'll be able to enjoy almost the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ when it launches. The service will host 16 of the 23 Marvel movies at launch, with another four expected to arrive in early 2020 once their Netflix exclusivity agreements expire.
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Don’t worry, Disney+ will be on Amazon Fire TV devices at launch

Just a few days ahead of the Disney+ launch, Disney and Amazon have confirmed that the streaming service will be available on Amazon Fire devices, complete with Alexa smart assistant capabilities, when Disney+ debuts on November 12. The seven-day Disney+ free trial will be available directly through the app.
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What you need to know about Star Wars before watching The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian debuts on Disney+ on November 12, 2019, but the galaxy has changed quite a bit from the end of Return of the Jedi. If you want to get the most out of the new Star Wars show, here's what you need to know about the Empire, the New Republic, and all of your favorite characters.
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Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan and Apple TV+’s Servant gives away the big twist

The first full trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's new Apple TV+ series, Servant, seems to give away the creepy secret behind Jericho, Toby Kebbell and Lauren Ambrose's baby, but hints that there are plenty more surprises in store, especially once Nell Tiger Free's young nanny gets involved.
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Colin Farrell as Penguin? Andy Serkis as Alfred? The Batman cast poised to grow

The Batman's cast is about to get a little bit bigger with the news that Colin Ferrell is in talks to play Penguin while Andy Serkis is being eyed for the role of Batman's trusty butler, Alfred. They'll join Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as Riddler.
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The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel will swing your way in April 2022

It's full steam ahead on Sony's Spider-Man-themed cinematic universe as a sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse joins projects like Venom 2, Morbius, Madame Web, future MCU collaborations, and Chris Miller and Phil Lord's Spidey-focused TV series.
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James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar joins the Disney+ launch lineup

Disney's multibillion-dollar Fox acquisition pays off as James Cameron's box-office-busting adventure film Avatar heads to Disney+, Disney's new streaming service, on launch day, making it easy for you to catch up before Cameron's four Avatar sequels begin rolling out in late 2021.
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For $15 a month, HBO Max gives you South Park, Green Lantern, Joker, and more

HBO Max, WarnerMedia's entry in the ever-growing streaming wars, launches in May 2020 and comes with every DC Comics movie from the past 40 years, the entire run of South Park, Rick & Morty, The Lord of the Rings, two new DC shows, and a whole lot more -- all for the price of a regular HBO subscription.
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PlayStation Vue: The master guide to Sony’s internet TV service

Sony has taken the decision to shutdown its PlayStation Vue live TV service in January, 2020. For a detailed view of the service's numerous plans, add-ons, features, and restrictions, we've created this handy guide for those who are still subscribed.
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The Naomi Watts-led Game of Thrones prequel is dead at HBO

The Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts, which was set thousands of years before the events of HBO's blockbuster series, will not go beyond its pilot. But don't worry -- HBO has plenty more Game of Thrones shows in the works, including a series based on George RR Martin's tie-in book, Fire & Blood.
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Sony’s PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service shuts down in January

PlayStation Vue, Sony's expensive live TV streaming service, will shut its doors in January 2020 as Sony commits to focusing on its "core gaming business." However, the closure leaves the PlayStation 4 without a live TV streaming solution, as Sony has blocked competitors from launching on the console.
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Watch The Mandalorian’s second trailer before the show’s Disney+ debut

The Mandalorian launches on November 12, 2019 along with Disney+, but you don't need to wait until then to see more of what series creator Jon Favreau has in store. The second trailer for the first (although far from the last) live-action Star Wars TV show has arrived, and you can catch it right here.