Amazon Snaps Up MGM for $8.45 Billion as Streaming War Heats Up

Amazon Snaps Up James Bond-Owner MGM for $8.45 Billion as Streaming War Heats Up

Amazon said on Wednesday it is buying MGM, the fabled US movie studio home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion (roughly Rs. 61,500 crores), giving it a huge library of films and TV shows and ramping up competition with streaming rivals led by Netflix and Disney+. Privately held MGM, or Metro Goldwyn Mayer, … Read more

Knives Out 2 Adds Kate Hudson to Its Star-Studded Cast: Report

Knives Out 2 Casts Kate Hudson Opposite Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista: Report

Knives Out 2 has reportedly cast Kate Hudson who will star alongside fellow new entrants Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Edward Norton (Fight Club), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision), and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton). All of them will star opposite the returning Daniel Craig, reprising his role of private detective Benoit Blanc … Read more

Watch the New Trailer for Snyder’s Army of the Dead in English, Hindi

Army of the Dead Trailer Out Now in English and Hindi

Army of the Dead trailer has punched in. On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled a new (proper) trailer for Zack Snyder’s zombie heist film that follows a group of mercenaries — Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Omari Hardwick (Power), Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down), and Theo … Read more

Netflix to Make Gundam Live-Action Movie With Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Gundam Live-Action Movie Set at Netflix With Jordan Vogt-Roberts as Director

Netflix is making a Gundam movie. On Monday, the world’s biggest subscription-based video streaming service announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts — best known for directing Kong: Skull Island — would direct and produce a live-action Gundam movie. The comic book writer Brian K. Vaughan — best known for Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina, and Runaways … Read more

Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Next Superhero Series, Jupiter’s Legacy

Jupiter’s Legacy Trailer Sets Up Netflix’s Next Superhero Series From Mark Millar

Jupiter’s Legacy is coming in May to Netflix and we now have the first trailer. On Wednesday, Netflix gave us the first proper look at its next superhero series, adapted from the comic book series of the same name from writer Mark Millar and illustrator Frank Quitely. In Jupiter’s Legacy, the second generation of superheroes … Read more

Android Malware Discovered on Google Play That Spreads Via WhatsApp

Android Malware Using Fake App to Spread Via WhatsApp Discovered on Google Play: Check Point Research

A new Android malware has been discovered that existed as an app on Google Play and is claimed to spread via WhatsApp conversations. Called FlixOnline, the app pretended to allow users to view global Netflix content. It was, however, designed to monitor the user’s WhatsApp notifications and send automatic replies to their incoming messages with … Read more

Knives Out 2, Knives Out 3 Sold to Netflix for $450 Million: Reports

Knives Out 2, Knives Out 3 Sold to Netflix for $450 Million: Reports

Netflix has reportedly forked over an eye-popping $450 million (roughly Rs. 3,300 crores) to acquire the rights to Knives Out 2 and Knives Out 3, two Daniel Craig-led sequels to writer-director Rian Johnson’s 2019 Oscar-nominated whodunit. This makes it one of the biggest movie deals for not just Netflix, but any streaming service. Craig will … Read more

Watch the New Trailer for The Disciple, Out April 30 on Netflix

The Disciple Is Out April 30 on Netflix: Watch the New Trailer

The Disciple now has a release date — it’s out April 30 on Netflix globally. On Tuesday, Netflix unveiled a trailer for The Disciple that revealed that Chaitanya Tamhane’s Venice Film Festival-winning movie would be available Friday, April 30 on its platform in India and around the world. Executive produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, … Read more

OTT Platforms Should Be Held Responsible for Content: Ravi Shankar Prasad

OTT Platforms Should Be Held ‘Responsible and Accountable’ for Content: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

India’s technology minister on Thursday said video streaming services have to be “responsible and accountable” for their shows and movies, defending rules introduced last month that regulate such content. India tightened its grip on social media firms such as Facebook and Twitter. The rules, called the “Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code”, also require … Read more

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood Review: Fun Fare Not Meant for All Ages

DOTA: Dragon

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, true to its name, has a lot of blood. To be fair, it is rated 18+ for violence and language, with a few f-bombs per episode, and the gore doesn’t exceed most modern action anime for adults. There is even a fair amount of sexuality in here, but no nudity. But seeing … Read more