Nielsen compares ‘Bird Box’ numbers to other Netflix originals

Image: Saeed Adyani / Netflix It looks like Bird Box is the massive hit that Netflix says it is. Nielsen, which measures viewer ratings of television shows and now some streaming services, backed up Netflix’s bold claims about Bird Box‘s popularity, Variety reported Tuesday. Within the first seven days of…

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Alibaba Group takes majority control of loss-making movie unit Alibaba Pictures with $160M share purchase

Alibaba Group announced today that it will increase its stake in Alibaba Pictures from 49% to 50.92%, making it the loss-making movie production company’s controlling shareholder. Under the agreement, Alibaba Pictures will issue one billion new shares, priced at HKD $1.25 each share for a total of HKD $1.25 billion…

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‘About Time’ may not be a holiday movie, but it’s perfect holiday viewing nonetheless

Image: universal Each December, we bust out the holiday cheer, from obnoxious Christmas music to Love Actually on a loop. I’m all about this — I usually leave my tree up until my January birthday — but I start with a different movie: About Time. From Love Actually writer-director Richard…

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Tumblr User Explains Why Violet Should Have Won In Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

We’ve all got our childhood favorites, from cartoons to music, from toys to movies, etc. Some like “Matilda” while others are all about “Home Alone”, but we’re sure there are quite a few who would choose “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as their all-time favorite. And there’s certainly a…

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‘Deadpool 2’ PG-13 edit gets a twisted, family-friendly trailer

What’s better than a Deadpoolsequel? Two sequels, with different ratings, out in the same year! Once Upon A Deadpool will revisit Deadpool 2 “filtered through the prism of childlike innocence” – a.k.a. edited to fit a PG-13 rating. Once Upon A Deadpool frames the previously explicit movie as a bedtime…

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‘Creed II’ falls back into the shadow of ‘Rocky’: Review

Adonis (Michael B. Jordan) prepares to meet another of his dad's old colleagues in Creed II.Image: Frank Ockenfels / MGM / Warner Bros. In some ways, Creed II feels like a regression from its predecessor, a step back into the shadows of the Rocky franchise.  Where 2015’s Creed used that…

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Netflix’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ is a must-see for romcom fans

'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' has killed me. I am dead. Goodbye.Image: Netflix / Mashable It’s Summer Lovin’ Week here at Mashable, which means things are getting steamy. In honor of the release of Crazy Rich Asians, we’re celebrating onscreen love and romance, looking at everything from our…

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John Travolta looks unbelievable in his new stalker role\n

John Travolta normally looks like this.Image: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic/getty images John Travolta is really leaning into his new film role as an unhinged movie fan who stalks his favorite movie star. A photo of Travolta in costume for the upcoming movie Moose has been circulating around the internet over the last…

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