HBO reportedly pitched a 'Lord of the Rings' series remaking the movies, but the Tolkien estate passed — even though...

Both HBO and Netflix pitched the Tolkien estate on "Lord of the Rings" TV shows, but Amazon ultimately won the rights.

Why Wikipedia wants a ‘sound logo’

Branded is a weekly column devoted to the intersection of marketing, business, design, and culture. Wikipedia is arguably one of the most well-known brands in the world. Which means you’ve most...

Jeremy Lin Discusses Anti-Asian Racism, Departure From Knicks And How ‘Door’ Appears ‘Shut’ On Return To NBA

It has been more than a decade since “Linsanity” reigned at Madison Square Garden, yet Jeremy Lin is back in the news ahead of his new documentary, “38 At The Garden,” which will be released on...

Netflix and HBO Reportedly Pitched Lord of the Rings TV Shows Alongside Amazon - IGN

netflix and HBO almost took as back to Middle-Earth's Third Age with their pitches for a Lord of the Rings TV show.

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says movie business benefiting from new release model

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell says the company's movie business is performing well. Shell said the pandemic-inspired model of film releases has been "attracting some of the best filmmakers"...

'This was not our Game of Thrones': Amazon exec says fans don't want 'Rings of Power' to have 'sex and a level of...

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke wanted "The Rings of Power" to be more family-friendly than HBO's fantasy series.

Mystery Person in Elon Musk Texts Who Encouraged Billionaire to Destroy Twitter Is Ex-Wife: Report

Talulah Riley, a British actress who had small roles in HBO’s Westworld and the FX miniseries Pistol, encouraged Musk to destroy the entire social media platform. “Can you buy Twitter and then...

Mystery Person in Elon Musk Texts Who Encouraged Billionaire to Destroy Twitter Is Ex-Wife: Report

Talulah Riley, a British actress who had small roles in HBO’s Westworld and the FX miniseries Pistol, encouraged Musk to destroy the entire social media platform. “Can you buy Twitter and then...

PlayStation eyes new investment for PC, mobile push

By Sam Nussey TOKYO - Sony (NYSE:SONY) Group Corp's gaming business is looking at fresh investment to bolster its push into PC and mobile, a senior executive said, as the PlayStation 5 maker...

HBO Max called the dimly lit scenes on 'House of the Dragon' an 'intentional creative decision' after fans...

This isn't the first time fans have complained about scenes that were too dark in a "Game of Thrones" show.

Some YouTube users say the service is asking them to purchase a Premium subscription to watch videos in 4K, a...

YouTube’s Premium paid subscription includes benefits like ad-free viewing, video and song downloads for offline consumption, and background plays. Now, it might also be shifting video streaming...

‘Weird’ House of the Dragon episode 7 scene leaves viewers feeling conflicted

House of the Dragon viewers are feeling conflicted over a storyline involving two of the show’s main characters. Episode seven of HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off was broadcast in the US on...

Could 'House of the Dragon' Trigger Incest Survivors?

In its latest episode, the HBO hit pushed further with an incestuous storyline. Could such narratives hurt viewers who experienced incest?

‘House of the Dragon’ Viewers Outraged Over Scenes Too Dark to See, HBO Defends Them as ‘Intentional Creative Decision’

“Game of Thrones” fans might have experienced déjà vu while watching the seventh episode of HBO’s prequel series “House of the Dragon,” which resulted in outrage from …

House of the Dragon passes enmity from parents to children

Rhaenyra comforts her children, Jacaerys and Lucerys, in a tense moment on HBO’s House of the Dragon. | Ollie Upton/HBO The in-fights between Alicent and Rhaenyra have just become their...

How 'House of the Dragon' Changes Laenor's Fate From Book 'Fire and Blood'

The novel has a different fate for Laenor Velaryon to the HBO show, whose showrunner Miguel Sapochnik told Newsweek it's "important that the franchise evolve."

'House of the Dragon' Episode 7 Recap: What Happened?

By now, one thing is clear: HBO has turned House of the Dragon into a structural imitation of another of its successful series. House of the Dragon has become Succession with wigs. The...

The Best New Movies And Shows To Stream On Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Mubi, Disney+ And Paramount+ This Week

Here are the best new movies and shows heading to the major streaming platforms this weekend.

Marvel, 'Halloween', 'Big Mouth': 8 new movies and shows streaming on Disney+, Peacock and Netflix this October

'House of the Dragon' and 'Lord of the Rings' are dominating the pop culture landscape. Netflix, HBO and other streamers have lined up a diverse slate of movies and shows for the month. The TV...

The Best New Movies And Shows To Stream On Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Apple TV+, Disney+, Peacock And Paramount+...

Here are the best new movies and shows heading to the major streaming platforms this weekend.

New viewership numbers are here for Amazon's 'Rings of Power' — here's how it compares to HBO's 'House of the Dragon'

Amazon's big-budget "Lord of the Rings" series had a strong premiere, but the coming weeks could better determine its staying power.

YouTube TV users can now subscribe to standalone networks without a base plan

YouTube TV launched a new option that allows subscribers to purchase add-ons without subscribing to the full channel offering in the service’s Base plan. With this new à la carte plan, subscribers...

What to watch in October

Spooky season is here, and October brings us new installments in several iconic horror franchises — not to mention Julia Roberts' triumphant romantic comedy return, a new DC superhero film, and...

‘Rings of Power’ Debuts at No. 1 on Streaming Chart

The 'Lord of the Rings' series outdraws the HBO Max-only tally for 'House of the Dragon' in the United States.

‘Lord Of The Rings’ Claims Nielsen Streaming Ring, Topping ‘House Of The Dragon’ When Linear Is Subtracted

In the first head-to-head showdown for two big-budget fantasy series on Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart, Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power got the edge over HBO M…

Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Rings of Power’ Face Off for the First Time

The two buzziest genre projects on TV right now are finally having their first viewership battle. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” and Amaz…

WB Discovery CEO Shoots Down Rumors of Yet Another Sale - IGN

Warner Bros. Discovery held a company-wide town hall meeting today on Zoom. CEO David Zaslav reportedly told employees the company is not up for sale. He also reportedly said the company plans to...

David Zaslav Tells Warner Bros. Discovery Staffers: ‘We Are Not for Sale’

David Zaslav says Warner Bros. Discovery is not for sale. He made his remarks at a company-wide town hall meeting. The meeting was beamed out via Zoom to WB Discovery’s 40,000 employees worldwide....

WB Discovery CEO Shoots Down Rumors of Yet Another Sale - IGN

Warner Bros. Discovery held a company-wide town hall meeting today on Zoom. CEO David Zaslav reportedly told employees the company is not up for sale. He also reportedly said the company plans to...

David Zaslav Tells Warner Bros. Discovery Staffers: ‘We Are Not for Sale’

David Zaslav says Warner Bros. Discovery is not for sale. He made his remarks at a company-wide town hall meeting. The meeting was beamed out via Zoom to WB Discovery’s 40,000 employees worldwide....

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