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Top filmmakers making ‘deep and three-dimensional’ John Belushi doc for Showtime

Showtime has announced it will produce a documentary film about comedian John Belushi. Acclaimed filmmakers R.J. Cutler and John Battsek are on board.
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Orbii home security system uses a robotic device to monitor your home

Orbii has launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund its robotic home security system. The device can roll around your home and keep you informed.
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QuickStix aim to make you a master of chopsticks

QuickStix has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for its new reusable chopsticks, which feature concave hexagonal tips.
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Facebook makes VR audio a lot easier, rips price tag from 3D audio software

Facebook has acquired Two Big Ears, the company behind the VR audio app Spatial Workstation, and made their software available for free.
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Sandler, Spade up to NSFW shenanigans in Netflix’s final ‘The Do-Over’ trailer

Netflix has dropped one last trailer for Adam Sandler and David Spade's upcoming Netflix comedy, The Do-Over, ahead of its May 27 premiere.
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Watch the NBC trailer that has 40 million Facebook views and counting

The upcoming NBC dramedy series This Is Us has been making a huge splash online. The trailer has smashed a Facebook record with more than 40 million views.
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Fast & Furious fans get first look at Charlize Theron’s new ‘Fast 8’ character

The first photo of Charlize Theron in Fast 8 is here. The actress will play Cipher in the next Fast and Furious movie, which is due out in April 2017.
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CBS shows off 'MacGyver,' 'Star Trek,' and more new fall TV series

CBS has unveiled its first teaser for the Star Trek revival, as well as trailers for MacGyver, Training Day, and other upcoming 2016-2017 TV season series.
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Paranormal activity is amplified in new 'Ghostbusters' trailer

Sony Pictures has released a new Ghostbusters trailer. The female-led cast features Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon.
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How fast is your internet? Netflix’s website will tell you

Netflix has introduced, a new website that allows members and nonmembers alike to check the speed of their personal internet connection.
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New ‘Game of Thrones’ photos revealed: the Night’s King, a new priestess, and more

HBO has released seven new photos from Game of Thrones season 6, Episode 5, The Door. The episode airs Sunday, May 22.
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Netflix turns to drug world again for upcoming ‘El Chapo’ series

Netflix and Univision have joined forces on an upcoming original series that will center on Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman, known as El Chapo.
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This is SportsCenter: Disney brings WatchESPN app to Android TV

The WatchESPN app is now on Android TV. Users can stream live and on-demand ESPN programming, provided they have a cable subscription.
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The revolution continues in an intense new ‘Mr. Robot’ season 2 trailer

USA Network's hacker hit, Mr. Robot, is getting closer to its season 2 premiere, with its trailer dropping Monday. The series returns on July 13.
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Study: Sports fans want all games online — and they’re willing to pay for it

A new study suggests that a majority of sports fans would be willing to pay for an all-sports over-the-top subscription channel.
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Will X-Files revival series continue? Fox talks potential second installment

Fox TV Group chairs Dana Walden and Gary Newman have high hopes for bringing back The X-Files revival series for another installment.
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Marvel’s Black Panther casts yet another heavy hitter, this one as its bad guy

Creed star Michael B. Jordan has reportedly joined the cast of Marvel's Black Panther. He'll again work with director Ryan Coogler.
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ABC goes on cancellation rampage, axes multiple long-running shows

ABC has cancelled several shows, including two long-running series. Today's victims included Castle, Agent Carter, and The Muppets.
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Monster movie makeover: Pacific Rim 2 brings in Jurassic World writer

After many shake-ups, Jurassic World screenwriter Derek Connolly will work on Pacific Rim 2. The sequel has faced setbacks, but seems to be getting on track.
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Marvel’s Black Panther may be on the prowl for Oscar-winning female lead

Marvel's Black Panther may be gaining an Academy Award winner as its female lead. Lupita Nyong'o is reportedly in talks for the role.
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New Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk trailer packs high-tech visuals, emotional punch

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new trailer for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Directed by Ang Lee, it features cutting-edge visuals.
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Your Netflix subscription may be saving you from nearly 160 hours of commercials a year

Netflix subscribers may be saving themselves from having to watch 160 hours of commercials a year, according to a new report.
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Deadpool Honest Trailer gets help from none other than the R-rated superhero himself

Screen Junkies has finally given Deadpool the Honest Trailer treatment -- with help from none other than Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.
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Louis CK is bringing stand-up comedy to 6 cities with his upcoming spring tour

Louis C.K. is taking his show on the road. The stand-up comedian announced an upcoming spring tour and has plans for summer and fall dates as well.
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Dangerous beauty: Amazon’s Neon Demon gets theatrical release date, trailer

Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures have set the release date for the upcoming horror flick The Neon Demon.

Another Marvel-ous mash-up? Bryan Singer talks potential X-Men-Deadpool crossover

X-Men director Bryan Singer talks potential for crossover with mouth Marvel anti-hero Deadpool, the character who recently headlined the box office hit.
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Tom Hanks is ‘humanity’s final hope’ in teaser trailer for Da Vinci Code series’ Inferno

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new teaser trailer for Inferno, starring Tom Hanks. The film is the third in the Da Vinci Code series.
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Orange Is the New Black's season 4 trailer takes some dark turns

Netflix has unveiled the Orange Is the New Black season 4 trailer, and it's clear that the inmates at Lichtfield Prison have danger and darkness ahead.
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Warner Music Group’s reliance on streaming revenue reaches a tipping point

Warner Music Group has today become the first major music company to report streaming as its recorded music business' largest revenue source.
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Netflix to explore race in an upcoming series based on Dear White People

The film Dear White People is getting adapted as a TV series, and Netflix is behind it. The streaming network has ordered a 10-episode series.
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Missing Jon Stewart? He might arrive on HBO Now in time for November election

HBO CEO Richard Plepler reveals that the premium network is hoping to debut Jon Stewart's next project before the November election.
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Out with the old: The Power Rangers get tougher-looking suits

The Power Rangers reboot is on its way, and the first photo has been released of the superhero gang wearing their revamped suits.
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Watch a great white shark make Blake a lot more lively

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new trailer for The Shallows, an upcoming horror film starring Blake Lively. She plays a surfer facing a shark.
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J.J. Abrams and Hamilton creator made Star Wars Day extra special in NYC

Director J.J. Abrams and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda teamed up to honor Star Wars Day, May the Fourth. The duo rapped Jabba Flow together in New York.