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The Twilight Saga is streaming for free on The Roku Channel | Roku

Whether you’re an admitted Twi-hard or not, from 2008-2012 the Twilight Saga ruled the box office. Back then, much of the world was dazzled by the smoldering glare of Robert Pattinson, the everywoman-ness of Kirsten Stewart and the rugged yet gentle demeanor of Taylor Lautner. If you’ve been dying to revisit the Twilight films or have been waiting a while to get into the series, you’re in luck. This month, you can stream all five movies for FREE on The Roku Channel. – Carolyn Galvante, Roku » https://ift.tt/33FRJtC

TikTok ‘Shocked’ by Trump Order Banning App, Threatens Legal Action Against President’s Move

Now headed by ex-Disney exec Kevin Mayer, TikTok claims 100 million Americans use its short-form video app. The company reiterated that it has “never shared user data with the Chinese government, nor censored content at its request.” The company said it publishes its moderation guidelines and algorithm source code, “which is a level of accountability no peer company has committed to.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2ETZnGi

‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’ To Go Theatrical & PVOD A Week Earlier, Avoiding Disney+’s ‘Mulan’

This is akin to the distribution strategy taken recently by Universal recently with Trolls World Tour and Focus Features titles Irresistible and The High Note (King of Staten Island was pulled from theaters by Universal at the last minute before its PVOD debut). The threequel will debut in theaters on Sept. 1, on a Tuesday, as that’s the same day it will be available on PVOD. Winters tweeted the news this morning. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3a2QOV7

Robert Downey Jr., Team Downey Set Apple Drama Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The series is based on Lista’s Toronto Life article “The Sting.” It follows a frustrated Canadian detective who takes on a decades-old cold case in hopes of winning a confession and becoming a hero. The case quickly spirals out of control when the undercover cop attempts an elaborate sting, adding playacting cops, taxpayer resources, and an unexpected friendship with the peculiar target. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/30vXpUX

‘Mulan’ to Premiere on Disney Plus as Streamer Surpasses 60.5 Million Subscribers

Disney Plus has over 60.5 million paying subscribers as of last month, just nine months after the launch of the direct-to-consumer streaming platform. And after much anticipation around the decision, Disney said that “Mulan” will premiere on the service on a premiere access basis on Sept. 4 for $29.99. – Elaine Low, Variety » https://ift.tt/3ke5aH6

NBCUniversal Begins Layoffs As Streaming-Driven Reshaping Takes Effect

Peacock, NBCU’s entrant into the streaming derby, launched in April in Comcast’s cable and broadband footprint and then nationally in July. Shell said it had performed better than expected, drawing 10 million sign-ups since launch, but the company has not said how many of those who signed up actually subscribed, and at which level. Peacock has two tiers – a free one and the more robust Premium one, with 20,000 hours of programming, which is also free for some customers and $5 a month for many other subscribers. An ad-free version of Premium is available for another $5 monthly charge. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Pv5GlD

Amy Adams, Adam McKay Team for Walmart Class Action Lawsuit Limited Series at Netflix

Titled “Kings of America,” the series is based on real events and centers on the stories of three women whose lives were inextricably intertwined with the world’s largest company: a Walmart heiress, a maverick executive, and a longtime Walmart saleswoman and preacher who dared to fight against the retail giant in the biggest class action lawsuit in US history. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/30ptWfk
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