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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in September 2019

This month, Netflix gets the movies American Psycho, Mystic River, Superbad, 300, The Taking of Pelham 123, and the second and third Lord of the Rings films. (You can’t get Fellowship on Netflix. Weird!) In TV, there’s season 9 of The Walking Dead, season 9 of Shameless, season 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series 8 […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in September 2019

This month, Netflix gets the movies American Psycho, Mystic River, Superbad, 300, The Taking of Pelham 123, and the second and third Lord of the Rings films. (You can’t get Fellowship on Netflix. Weird!) In TV, there’s season 9 of The Walking Dead, season 9 of Shameless, season 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series 8 […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in September 2019

This month, Netflix gets the movies American Psycho, Mystic River, Superbad, 300, The Taking of Pelham 123, and the second and third Lord of the Rings films. (You can’t get Fellowship on Netflix. Weird!) In TV, there’s season 9 of The Walking Dead, season 9 of Shameless, season 6 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., series 8 […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in August 2019

GLOW IS BACK and they’re in VEGAS and let’s hope this show continues being a heartwarming dramedy where nothing truly terrible happens. Dear White People, Derry Girls, She-Ra, and Mindhunter are back too. And there’s a new prequel to Dark Crystal. Here’s what else is coming and going on Netflix in August.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I’m Janet Varney, and This Is How I Work

Janet Varney is best known for—well, it depends on what you like her from. She’s acted in The Legend of Korra, You’re the Worst, and Stan Against Evil, and created the Emmy-nominated IFC web series Fortune Rookie. She stars in the audio-drama podcast Voyage to the Stars and hosts the chat podcast The JV Club. […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in April 2019

Netflix continues its transformation from streaming platform to glorified HBO competitor, adding dozens of original titles in April while losing lots of its licensed catalog. If you’re underwhelmed by Netflix’s own work and you were in this for the classic film library, it might be time to unsubscribe.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Tokusatsu GaGaGa Is a Heartwarming Meditation on Trying Not to Hide Your Geeky Self

If you’re reading io9, I’m going to make a bit of an assumption: You’re probably a big fan of some nerdy stuff, be it sci-fi, superheroes, comic books (if you aren’t, well…I’m not sure why you’re here, but not my place to tell you how to spend your time!), or whatever. And you’re probably pretty […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in March 2019

This March on Netflix, we’re getting Doubt, The Notebook, A Clockwork Orange, Apollo 13, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the original Wet Hot American Summer. There’s a long list of original shows and films, including the second half of Arrested Development season 5. Hoo boy. Any fans of the new season here?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in February 2019

Great stuff coming to Netflix this month: About a Boy, Billy Elliot, Jaws, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, more Chef’s Table, and the Mexican edition of Nailed It! Great stuff to watch before it leaves: Children of Men, Clerks, The Big Lebowski, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Shaun of the Dead. I think I watched all of these […]

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This How-To Series Trolled the Internet in 2007

It’s Friday afternoon! Time to wind down, watch some videos, and prepare for your weekly dinner at TGI Fridays. We’ve been watching a classic series of deadpan fake instructional videos, Infinite Solutions. These fakes were so good, they fooled Gizmodo one Friday in 2007.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Idris Elba plays a struggling DJ in new Netflix comedy ‘Turn Up Charlie’

Netflix has announced the premiere of a brand new comedy series, Turn Up Charlie, starring certified renaissance man Idris Elba as Charlie — a struggling DJ on his last chance. A little outside the norm for the James Bond prospect and venerated UK house legend, the eight-episode first season centers on Charlie as he reluctantly accepts a […]

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The Best Podcast Episodes of 2018

I have 470 podcast episodes in my queue right now, after some paring down. There’s just too much good stuff to listen to: fiction, chat shows, history lessons, interviews, reported documentaries, weird semi-fiction. Of the hundreds of podcast episodes I listened to this year, these are the 15 that taught or… Read more…

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in January 2019

Netflix loses a lot of titles in January, including The Godfather, The Green Mile, Iron Giant, Million Dollar Baby, It Follows, Face/Off, Rogue One, Love Actually, Kung Fu Panda, five Sharnkados, The Shining, and The Fellowship of the Ring. So block out some afternoons on your Christmas break. And get ready for some…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Fail, With Comedians Chris Gethard and Akilah Hughes

It’s our first live recording of the Upgrade, performed in front of an audience at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. Joining us are comedians Chris Gethard (Lose Well, “The Chris Gethard Show”) and Akilah Hughes (“It’s Akilah, Obviously”), as well as Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of Gimlet Media’s podcast “The Nod.” We…Read more… […]

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Come to The Upgrade Live Tonight With Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings 

What are you doing tonight? If you’re in the New York City area, do we have an option for you: Come join us for the first-ever live recording of The Upgrade! We’ll be joined by comedians Chris Gethard and Akilah Hughes, as well as hosts of Gimlet’s The Nod, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings. Our […]

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Possible Reasons Why A Hedge Fund Manager Is Betting $400 Million Against Nintendo

Earlier today, Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report showed mixed signals; operating profits were up, but Switch sales and software attach rates were down. That all must have meant something to the Wall Street investor who gambled hundreds of millions on the assumption that the video game giant is about to hit a major…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in August 2018

Orange Is the New Black isn’t even back yet, and Netflix is already telling us what comes out in August! It’s a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening’s fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full…Read […]

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Catch up with streaming stand-up, from Nanette to The Comedy Lineup

Ah, summer—the hottest time of the year everywhere but in TV land. At least, it was until Netflix set a goal of 1,000 original releases by the end of 2018. But fear not: The A.V. Club is offering life preservers for those who are adrift in this sea of content, starting with the best of […]

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