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    Netflix outbids Film Studios – $90 million movie deal for ‘Bright’, starring Will Smith

    Follow TheCruu!by Digital Trends Earlier this month, it was reported that Suicide Squad director David Ayer would reunite with leading man Will Smith for the upcoming fantasy cop drama Bright, based on a script penned by Chronicle and American Ultra screenwriter Max Landis. That project just got a lot more exciting, though, with the announcement […] More

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    How Netflix’s $5 Billion Budget is Driving a Cable Industry Arms Race

    Follow TheCruu!by AV Club There’s no telling what Netflix is going to do next. It renewed Fuller House, after all. Netflix gives zero fucks. It’s poised to take over the world. Okay, so maybe not the world, but it’s definitely trying to take over television by spending an insane amount of money. According to Bloomberg, […] More

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    Revolutionary Plan for Day-and-Date Movies at Home

    Follow TheCruu!by Variety A startup backed by Sean Parker of Facebook and Napster fame is trying to encourage Hollywood studios and exhibitors to wade into the controversial waters of at home releases of new movies.  Called the Screening Room, the company offers secure anti-piracy technology that will offer new releases in the home on the same day they hit theaters, […] More

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    Cable TV, Flirting with Virtual Reality

    Follow TheCruu!by Cable companies may be feeling the heat from consumers cutting the cord and switching to streaming services, like Netflix and Hulu … but these guys won’t go down without a fight. What do they think is the next big thing in cable to turn viewers away from their laptops? CableLabs,  the non-profit research […] More

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    Why Are Major Movie Chains Boycotting “Beasts of No Nation”?

    Follow TheCruu!by The tension between traditional and emerging film industry distribution models is apparent in the recent move by America’s four-largest cinema chains; refusing to screen the child soldier drama “Beasts of No Nation”. The film was bought by Netflix in a $12m deal, and the movie chains are upset because the popular streaming site […] More