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Netflix’s Downloads For You grabs shows and movies it thinks you’ll like

Netflix is rolling out a feature that automatically downloads shows and movies that its algorithm thinks you’ll like to your mobile device. The opt-in Downloads for You feature lets you choose how much storage room to set aside for the downloads, up to 5GB per profile. When you connect to a WiFi network, Netflix will …

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Netflix will adapt Brian Jacques’ Redwall into feature film, TV series

Enlarge / The book cover for the first book in the series, Redwall. Penguin Random House Netflix has acquired the rights to all 22 books in Brian Jacques’ fantasy series Redwall, marking the first time that rights to the entire series have been purchased by one film or television company. Netflix made a deal for the rights …

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Review: The Dig brings a famous archaeological find to vivid life

Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes star in the new Netflix film The Dig. Just before the outbreak of World War II, a widow and a local archaeologist team up to excavate large burial mounds in Suffolk, England, and discover priceless treasure, in the new Netflix film, The Dig.  It’s based on the 2007 novel of …

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Netflix delivers ‘studio-quality’ sound upgrade for Android viewers

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Don’t be surprised if Netflix sounds nicer the next time you marathon a show on your Android phone. Netflix has upgraded its Android app to stream audio in xHE-AAC (Extended HE-AAC with MPEG-D DRC; yes, it’s a mouthful), promising “studio-quality” sound that’s also more consistent — that is, you …

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Review: Lupin updates classic French gentleman thief for the 21st century

Enlarge / Omar Sy stars as Assane Diop, looking every bit the contemporary version of Arsène Lupin, famed French fictional gentleman thief. Netflix Netflix has kicked off 2021 with a bang, thanks to its new series, Lupin, starring French actor and comedian Omar Sy. This delightful contemporary reimagining of a classic character in French detective fiction, Arsène Lupin—a …

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Pixar’s ‘Soul’ was so popular on streaming that it beat ‘The Office’

Pixar/Disney There was little doubt Pixar’s Soul would find a large audience by going straight to Disney+ in many countries, but it’s now clear just how successful that strategy was. Deadline reports that the existential movie topped Nielsen’s streaming rankings for December 21st through December 27th, racking up 1.669 billion minutes of viewing. It even …

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Review: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ends run with disappointing finale

Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) is a half-human, half-witch teenager facing the coming of the Eldritch Terrors. Netflix Then there’s Sabrina Morningstar (red headband), a version of Sabrina from an alternate timeline who becomes the Queen of Hell. Netflix Lucifer Morningstar (Luke Cook) is Sabrina’s father. His former lover Lilith (Michelle Gomez) is pregnant with his …

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Netflix buys Gal Gadot’s spy thriller ‘Heart of Stone’

wutwhanfoto via Getty Images Netflix has snapped up the worldwide rights to a spy thriller that could affect subscriber’s buying decision. The streaming giant has won the auction for Hearts of Stone, a Gal Gadot spy thriller developed by Skydance Media and to be directed by Tom Harper (The Aeronauts). According to Deadline, the people …

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Anthony Mackie plays an android supersoldier in Outside the Wire trailer

Anthony Mackie stars as an android drone pilot in the near future who must track down a doomsday device in Outside the Wire. A drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone where he finds himself working for an android officer tasked with averting a doomsday scenario in Outside the Wire, the latest high-profile feature …

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