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    As HBO programming president Casey Bloys kicked off the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, he had one message for reporters: No, new parent company AT&T won't be watering down his premium cable network. A recent HBO town hall meeting following AT&T completing its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner--during which John Stankey, CEO of...


  • Netflix’s Insatiable Didn’t Deserve the Outrage Mob: New at Reason

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    Something like Death Wish if it had been directed by John Hughes, Insatiable starts off with Debby Ryan (Life Of The Party) encased in a Michelin-man size fat suit, playing a high school pariah named Patty—or Fatty Patty, as the rest of the school (even, oh my God,...


  • Here’s What’s New to Netflix in August 2018

    Netflix has released a list of the new films and TV series that will be coming to the streaming service in August 2018, and it’s a pretty great lineup. For the superhero enthusiasts out there, Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking Batman Begins hits Netflix on August 1st, as does Francis Lawrence’s somewhat underrated Constantine. If it’s Oscar-nominated/winning dramas you’re up for, Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and Martin Scorsese’s excellent The Aviator both hit on August 1st, while the...