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Scooter Share Start-up Bird Lays Off 5% Of Employees

Electric scooter startup Bird has laid off between four to five percent of its workforce. That comes out to about 40 people of its ~900-employee workforce. This comes shortly after Lyft laid off up to 50 employees in its bikes and scooters division. “As we establish local service centers and deeper roots in cities where […]

Disney Studios Has Rehired James Gunn For Guardians Of The Galaxy 3

Disney has reversed course on its next flight for Guardians of the Galaxy, reinstating writer-director James Gunn to oversee the third movie, after firing him last year in the wake of learning about offensive social-media post Gunn had been targeted by conservative activists — in part because of his vocal criticism of President Trump — […]

Here’s The New Trailer For Avengers: Endgame

We are just six weeks away from Avengers: Endgame. This is it. This is the climax of the first 11 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Marvel Studios has blessed us with what we can only assume is the final new trailer we’re going to get for this thing, and our hype levels are […]

Captain Marvel Powers Up For A Second Weekend Of Box Office Heroics

Disney’s Captain Marvel is looking to go higher, further, faster during its second weekend in theaters. The superhero tentpole starring Brie Larson, which crossed $500 million in ticket sales worldwide in under a week, will easily dominate domestic box office charts again. Written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel could generate […]

Oscar Winner Free Solo Is Now Streaming On Hulu

Hulu began streaming the Academy Award-winning Free Solo Wednesday, March 13. The film follows Alex Honnold through his preparation and free climb of El Capitan, the 3,200 ft. peak in Yosemite. The film is known for being a vertigo-inducing portrait of a man who scales cliffs with none of the usual safety gear — no […]

Netflix To Add Age Ratings For UK Content

Netflix is adding age ratings to more content on its U.K. service after partnering with the British Board of Film Classification. The goal of the new collaboration “is to work towards 100% coverage of BBFC age ratings across the platform,” the ratings board said. Online services in the U.K. are not required to submit content […]

New YouTube Series Dark Cargo To Star Chris Messina

Birds of Prey actor Chris Messina is set to star in the YouTube series Dark Cargo.Ben Stiller and Nicky Weinstein will executive produce via their Red Hour Productions banner. Penned by Adam and Max Reid and directed by The Girlfriend Experience’s Lodge Kerrigan, the series is described as a high-octane, cliffhanger-driven, neo-noir thriller set in […]

Netflix Cancels Revival Series One Day At A Time

One Day at a Time has been canceled at Netflix after three seasons. Sources indicate that producer Sony Pictures Television plans to shop the series elsewhere. The reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom was co-created Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, who also serve as co-showrunners. The series followed three generations of a Cuban-American […]

The Blacklist Gets Lucky With Seventh Season Renewal From NBC

NBC has renewed its crime drama series The Blacklist for a seventh season.The original cast of the show, including co-leads James Spader and Megan Boone, are all set to return. Season six of the show is currently airing. “Congratulations to our amazing producers, cast and crew, all of whom continue to work at the top […]

Riverdale Spin-Off Katey Keene To Star Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale has been cast in the titular role for the upcoming CW pilot Katy Keene. A Riverdale spinoff based on the Archie Comics character of the same name, Katy Keene follows the lives of four characters — including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene — as they chase dreams in New York City. The musical dramedy […]

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