Watch The New Trailer For Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2

Netflix has just unveiled a new cryptic teaser trailer for Stranger Things Season 2. Accompanying the latest clip is a synopsis on what viewers can expect from the upcoming installment. In short, the next series will aptly follow up with the inaugural season taking place in Hawkins, Indiana in 1984. The community is still recovering from the wrath of the Demogorgon with tidbits of confidential information leaking from Hawkins Lab. Furthermore, ”Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived,” a press release proclaimed. As evident in the poster above, another look at the giant crab-esque monster lurks within the clouds, confirming that it’s the next big bad for the group to defeat.

In case you missed it, fans got their first look at the season 2 during this past Super Bowl event back in February. Check out the new teaser trailer below alongside an official poster above. Stranger Things Season 2 is slated to premiere on October 27 on Netflix.

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You Can Now Stream ‘Game of Thrones’ on Hulu

You can now stream HBO shows on Hulu, and yes, that means Game of Thrones.

The announcement comes just in time for the July 16 premiere of Game of Thrones‘ seventh season, so of course Hulu released a GoT-themed ad showing all your favorite TV characters freaking out about the show.

The opt-in feature costs $14.99 extra a month, but no cable subscription is required since it’s hosted on Hulu. It will also grant you access to all of HBO’s shows, including new hits like Silicon Valley, but you also have the option to binge-watch classics like The Sopranos and The Wire.

That said, looking at Hulu’s current subscription plans — $7.99 a month for a with-ad version, ad-free for $11.99 per month and a “live-TV” version option for $39.99 per month — it definitely has the potential to get expensive, but it’s a small price to pay to avoid GoT spoilers.

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Here’s the 2017 Shark Week Schedule

It’s summer, and you know what that means: It’s Shark Week. Yep, time to sit in front of a couch and watch cool, vaguely exploitative (and sometimes fictionalized) content about sharks under the guise of education.

For 2017, which is astoundingly the 29th season of Shark Week, horror actor/director Eli Roth will host for the second year in a row. The Discovery Channel has unveiled the schedule for the upcoming event, which kicks off on July 23. Some of the highlights include a swimming race between 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michale Phelps and a great white shark, a visit to a peninsula in Australia where sharks fight crocodiles, and a look at the cosmopolitan sharks found in the waters off Los Angeles and New York City. There’s also a documentary about sharks who live near volcanos called Devil Sharks, ‘cause Shark Week is metal as hell.

Here, via the Discovery Channel, are episode descriptions and premiere dates for all of Shark Week’s new specials.

Great White Shark Serial Killer Lives – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 7 p.m. Eastern

Every two years in October – in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 – a secluded beach on the central California coast has been the scene of great white shark attacks. Is it the same shark returning again and again? And will the attacks continue in October 2016? Dr. Michael Domeier believes the Surf Beach attacks may be more than a tragic coincidence. With the help of shark experts Ralph Collier and Cal Lutheran, and using satellite tags and DNA technology, he wants to out the killer once and for all. Produced by Shark Entertainment.

Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern

They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on! Produced by Peacock Productions.

Shark-Croc Showdown – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 9:10 p.m. Eastern

Dr. Mark Meekan and conservationist Paul de Gelder go on an expedition to one the sharkiest places in the world – a remote wilderness called the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia. Meekan is there to count sharks and species as part of Vulcan’s Global FinPrint project – Paul de Gelder’s going because he heard that sharks and crocs fight over sea turtles out there. What happens when 14-foot crocodiles move into shark infested waters? That’s what they’re going to find out! Produced by Big Wave.

Devil Sharks – Airing Sunday, July 23 at 10:10 p.m. Eastern

From active to extinct, and at every stage in between, volcanoes hold a strong attraction for sharks of all kinds. Across the world, sharks congregate and concentrate around volcanoes and volcanic islands. What is it about volcanoes that make them shark hotspots? Dr. Mike Heithaus dives in several volcanoes to find out. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

*Shark Vortex – Airing Monday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Eastern

Each summer the Gulf Stream pushes north into the waters of southern New England, bringing with it 30 species of shark. Greg Skomal and Joe Romeiro study the annual spectacle, focusing on three sharks – makos, great whites, and porbeagles – that can out-swim, out-think, and out-compete all the others. Produced by 333 Productions and Radley Studios.

Return to the Isle of Jaws – Airing Monday, July 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Divers and scientists Return to the Isle of Jaws to unlock the mysteries of this new great white hot spot, just south of Western Australia. They make a startling discovery that causes us to re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites. Produced by Red Rock Films.

Alien Sharks: Stranger Things – Airing Monday, July 24 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Alien Sharks is back in search of some of the world’s strangest sharks. Dr. Craig O’Connell goes to the Bass Strait for sawsharks, while Victoria Elena Vasquez and Dr. David Ebert go into deep water in Tokyo Bay to find the star of the show, the goblin shark. They find both sawsharks and goblins – and many more, including ghost sharks, frilled sharks, and the amazing luminescent lantern shark. Produced by Discovery Studios.

Sharks and the City: LA – Airing Tuesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Along the coastline of LA, great white sharks are increasing and they seem to be hunting out of season. Dr. Chris Lowe, Director of the CSULB Shark Lab, wants to know why. His investigation takes him to Guadalupe Island, off Mexico, where he finds the answer. Produced by Arrow Media.

*Sharks and the City: New York – Airing Tuesday, July 25 at 10 p.m. Eastern

For decades, great white shark numbers were in decline in the waters around New York. But now, seals are back in New York Harbor – can the great whites be far behind? Marine biologist Craig O’Connell tries to find out how close they really are, and shows what a future with great whites in New York will look like. Produced by Pangolin Pictures.

The Lost Cage – Airing Wednesday, July 26 at 9 p.m. Eastern

A team of explorers float in a one-of-a-kind shark cage, 500 miles into the Gulf of Mexico. Acting as human lures in the open ocean will they encounter its deadliest shark? Produced by Gurney Entertainment.

Great Hammerhead Invasion – Airing Wednesday, July 26 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Early November, giant hammerheads arrive off Bimini, in the Bahamas. But why? Leading shark scientist Tristan Guttridge tags and follows these normally solitary sharks to find out. Many appear to be pregnant females, as an ultrasound of a female hammerhead shows. Guttridge believes they spend winter in Bimini to feed the growing young in their bellies – and then move on to the Florida coast to prey on migrating blacktips – and the evidence is unmistakable. Produced by Icon Films.

Shark Exile – Airing Thursday, July 27 at 9 p.m. Eastern

In Brazil, Dr. Hazin has successfully reduced the number of shark encounters by simply catching and moving sharks out to the open sea. What’s his secret? And can this solution work in Australia, where encounters are a problem? Produced by Sealight Pictures.

Shark Swarm – Airing Thursday, July 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern

At various times of the year and in different locations around the world, sharks of many kinds gather, swarm, and spiral. Dr. Tristan Guttridge conducts a study of just what brings them together, and what’s going on in these shark ‘societies’. Produced by Red Rock Films.

African Shark Safari* – Airing Friday, July 28 at 9 p.m. Eastern

Madagascar is NOT known as a location for great white sharks. According to the shark sanctuary here, both great whites and tigers are ‘extinct’ in Madagascan waters. So why has a great white shark, tagged in South Africa, traveled 1500 miles up the African coast to Madagascar? Craig O’Connell and the team make the long journey to the remote island nation to investigate and see if Madagascar is the next big great white shark hotspot. Produced by Arrow Media.

Lair of the Sawfish – Airing Friday, July 28 at 10 p.m. Eastern

Experts unravel the mystery behind one of the sea’s strangest creatures, the sawfish, from its evolutionary links to sharks and rays, to its key role in the marine ecosystem. Their goal is to bring the sawfish back from the brink of extinction. Produced by Radley Studios and Delve Creative.

Sharkmania – Airing Saturday, July 29 at 9 p.m. Eastern

A rundown of the greatest moments from SHARK WEEK 2017, featuring the closest calls, biggest bites, greatest gadgets, and viewers’ top picks for the best of SHARK WEEK history. Produced by Discovery Studios.

Shark School With Michael Phelps – Airing Sunday, July 30 at 8 p.m. Eastern

Michael Phelps joins Doc Gruber and Tristan Guttridge of the Bimini Shark Lab to get a crash course on everything ‘shark.’ They’ll dispel the myths and common misconceptions, teach him how to safely dive with sharks – including how to stay calm when a hammerhead swims two feet above his face – and will get Michael Phelps up close and personal with the incredible power of a great white. Produced by Peacock Productions.

Sharks are cool, you guys.

Don’t Feel Bad For ‘Netflix Spring Bingeing’

Call it Netflix’s spring binge.

At the end of March, Netflix released the critically acclaimed “13 Reasons Why.” April featured new shows “Girl Boss” and “Bill Nye Saves the World,” while May’s lineup includes the second season of Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” along with the return of binge favorite “House of Cards,” back for its fifth season.

Many will relish getting lost for hours on end in these shows. But others might feel guilty about their extended screen time, seeing it as sign of laziness. Or maybe they’ve seen an article about one of those studies linking binge watching to depression.

As a professor of communication studies, I’m interested in understanding the ways people use TV, video games and social media to improve their well-being. And I’ve learned that even though watching TV gets a bad rap as the “junk food” of media diets, it can be good for you — as long as you give yourself permission to indulge.

Why TV gets the shaft

My colleagues and I collected some data suggesting that there is, in fact, a double standard for how we think about different media bingeing experiences. We administered a survey that recorded participants’ thoughts about reading or watching TV for certain amounts of time.

Respondents associated more attributes like laziness and impulsivity with people who consume several hours of a television show in one sitting, compared to those who do the same with novels.

This finding probably comes as no surprise.

Although reading a novel for several hours at a time for entertainment can arguably be just as sedentary and addictive as watching TV, no derogatory term like “bingeing” exists for the act of devouring an entire Harry Potter novel in one night. We simply call it “reading.”

Just think about the pejorative term “binge,” which conjures images of excess and abuse (as with binge eating or binge drinking). Contrast this with “marathon viewing,” which connotes accomplishment, and has traditionally been used to describe the experience of consuming multiple installments of film – not TV series – in rapid succession.

Why is it that we “binge” when we watch a lot of TV, but it’s a “marathon” when we watch a bunch of movies?

Perhaps this double standard is rooted in television’s lower status as a source of entertainment. Historically, TV viewing has been considered a mindless activity, capable of dulling the intellect with “a vast wasteland” of shallow, lowbrow content. Watching TV has also been regarded as a lazy activity that displaces time spent on more active, productive pursuits. Avid viewers of the “boob tube” or “idiot box” will get stereotyped as “lazy couch potatoes.”

Meanwhile, headline-grabbing research linking TV viewing to depression and loneliness hasn’t helped binge viewing’s reputation. These correlational studies may give the misleading impression that only depressed or lonely people engage in binge watching —– or worse, that binge viewing can make people depressed and lonely.

In truth, it’s just as likely that people who are depressed or lonely due to unrelated life circumstances (say, unemployment or a break-up) simply choose to spend their time binge watching. There’s no evidence to suggest that binge watching actually makes people depressed or lonely.

The good news about binge watching

But binge viewing TV has become popular for a good reason: Despite its negative reputation, television has never been better. We are in the midst of a golden age of television, with a variety of shows that provide a steady diet of novel premises, long-running, elaborate plots and morally complicated characters. Far from dulling the intellect, these shows create more suspense, interest and opportunities for critical engagement.

According to journalist and media theorist Steven Johnson, watching these shows may even make you smarter. He argues that because television narratives have become increasingly complex, they require viewers to follow more storyline threads and juggle more characters and relationships. All of this makes the audience more cognitively sophisticated.

Gorging on stories is pleasurable, too. When individuals binge watch, they are thought to have what’s called a “flow experience.” Flow is an intrinsically pleasurable feeling of being completely immersed in a show’s storyline. In a flow state of mind, viewers intently focus on following the story and it’s easier for them to lose awareness of other things, including time, while they’re wrapped up in viewing. One study found that viewers will continue viewing additional episodes in order to maintain this positive flow state, so there is an addictive quality to binge viewing. Interruptions like advertising can break the continuous viewing cycle by disrupting the flow state and drawing viewers out of the story. Luckily, for TV bingers, Netflix and Hulu are ad-free.

Perhaps one of the greatest benefits binge watching can offer is psychological escape from daily stresses. What better way to decompress than watching four (or seven) straight episodes of “House of Cards”? A 2014 study found that people who were particularly drained after stressful work or school experiences watched TV to recharge and recuperate.

Unfortunately, this study also found that TV watching didn’t help everybody. Individuals who bought into the “lazy couch potato” stereotype enjoyed fewer benefits from watching TV. Instead of feeling revitalized after watching TV, they felt guilty.

The researchers believe that the shame associated with TV watching can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, making it hard for viewers to reap psychological benefits.

For this reason, we need to shake the notion that bingeing on stories we engage with on TV is somehow less worthy leisure pursuit than bingeing on stories that we consume other ways, like novels. Immersing ourselves in narratives on TV can be good for us, even in heavy doses, but only if we truly appreciate it for what it is: a pleasure. Not a guilty pleasure, simply a pleasure.

The 10 Best New Things on Netflix This Month

At first glance, it looks like May is going to be a great month for Netflix subscribers. We’re getting new seasons of both House of Cards and Master of None, some excellent sci-fi and fight movies, some educational documentaries, etc. But when we look at what’s leaving, we can’t help but wince: The Jurassic Park trilogy, Invincible, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Seasons 1-5), Graceland (Seasons 1-3), Bob’s Burgers Season 2, and quite a few others. So it’s going to hurt, but let’s look on the bright side.  May is still offering us far more good than bad. Here are the 10 best things coming to Netflix in May.

Sense8 Season 2

May 5

If you’re into action, drama, and sci-fi, Sense8 is going to be one of those shows that blows your mind. The show revolves around the lives of eight random strangers from all over the world who suddenly become emotionally and psychologically linked. These eight people can lend each other certain skills and powers, and if it sounds like a bit of a mind fuck, it’s because it is. Importantly, the show finds interesting and unique ways of addressing different real-world issues like gender, politics, race, and identity—which we definitely appreciate.

The Mars Generation

May 5

If you’ve paid attention to the news at all over the last few years, you’ve noticed that America—once the world’s largest pioneer of space exploration—has dialed back quite a bit on its plans to live among the stars. Not a great way to honor the legacy of the Moon Landings, but maybe we can make up for it. The Mars Generation is a Netflix Original documentary about a group of kids who are training and studying to ensure that this generation will be the first one to put footprints in Martian soil. Look for interviews by esteemed scientists and space travel pioneers like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk, as well as the kids with their hearts and eyes focused on what’s out there (and more).

Mindhorn

May 12

A serial killer is on the loose and the only man that may be able to stop him is… A washed up actor from a forgotten 1980’s detective crime drama? Yup. The film’s writing and humor is distinctly British (as is its cast), and it’s great to see a new way of dealing with the nostalgia people have for the 1980s.  Tint those glasses rose as deeply as you’d like, 80s entertainment was cheesy as hell.

Master of None Season 2

May 12

The second season of the acclaimed Netflix Original series Master of None debuts May 12, and we’d be willing to bet Season 2 is going to be a whole new type of adventure. What makes Master of None so good is that it’s always funny, but adds to that incredible honesty and relatability. It accomplishes something a lot of “funny shows” tend to miss out on—purposeful authenticity. From the trailer, it looks like Alan Yang (Ansari) somehow winds up in Italy/Europe, rides a scooter, meets a ton of new women he probably won’t date, etc. For that and whatever else he gets up to, we can’t wait.

Inglourious Basterds

May 22

We’re gonna be doing one thing and one thing only, and that’s killin’ Nazis! Ugh, we love this WWII action comedy from Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, Reservoir Dogs). The film stars Brad Pitt (in a role eerily similar to the one he’ll be playing in War Machine) as Lieutenant Aldo Raine, a member of the First Special Service Force tasked with putting together a team of Jewish-born American soldiers to go kick Nazi ass. It’s hysterical, crude, and particularly gory. And unless you like Nazis, you’ll likely love this film.

Southpaw

May 24

We love a good fight movie, and when it’s brilliantly written and stars an all-star cast? More please. Southpaw, written by none other than Kurt Sutter and starring Jake Gyllanhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams, follows the rise, fall, and redemption of Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllanhaal), a prized boxer whose life is destroyed after his wild antics and hot head result in the murder of his wife Maureen (Rachel McAdams). Billy hits rock bottom and loses his fancy house, as well as custody of his daughter. Billy seeks out the help of trainer Titus “Tick” Wills (Whitaker), who eventually reluctantly agrees to train him for a fight against Miguel—the very man responsible for the death of his wife. It’s a tad on the overly dramatic side, but definitely worth the watch.

Bloodline Season 3

May 26

The only real way to describe Bloodline is: “A complete and utterly mind bending cluster fuck.” It truly is one of those shows you watch, gripping your couch the whole time and yelling, “Oh holy shit!” over and over and over again. We could write paragraphs on the show’s twisted and all-over-the-map plot line, but there just isn’t time. Instead, imagine the hands-down worst family you’ve ever seen, complete with psychotic behavior, murder, and all the other fun stuff bad families are made of. Few would argue that Season 2 was anywhere near as good as Season 1, but we’re optimistic that Season 3, which debuts May 26 and will be the show’s final season, will once again bring the heat.

War Machine

May 26

As years-long subscribers, we’ve been blown away by how much of a media giant Netflix has managed to establish itself as over the last couple years. And if anyone was in doubt of that status, try this. You know you’ve made it when Brad Pitt is starring in one of your original movies.

War Machine stars Pitt as four-star General Glen McMahon, a decorated leader tasked with bringing the war in Afghanistan to an end after eight long and trying years. The film is a brilliant satire/parody that explores the relationship between war and politics, and how the media influence the lives of the world’s shot callers. Pitt isn’t the only name to look out for, either. Notable additions include Topher Grace (no, really), John Magaro, Anthony Michael Hall, and the one and only Alan Ruck. We’re betting this one’s going to be a winner.

Doctor Strange

May 30

The Box Office smash (more than $677 million!) Doctor Strange also makes its way to Netflix in May. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Vincent Strange, a disgraced former surgeon-turned powerful sorcerer who must protect the world from Kaecilius, an evil sorcerer hellbent on destroying everything. Critics and comic book nerds alike praised the film, and we have to agree—if you haven’t yet, check this one out.

House of Cards Season 5

May 30

Another “Oh holy shit, what’s even happening right now?” kind of Netflix Original series,  House of Cards debuts its fifth season May 30 and boy, if you thought our actual political sphere was in total chaos, wait until you see this shit. It’s a lot to get into, but the show follows the political career of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), from his time as South Carolina Congressman to his rise to President of the United States. Season 4 ended in tumult with the Islamic Caliphate (yeah, we know), which appears to have led to a full-on world war (yeah, we know). We’re excited to see where Season 5 ends up, especially knowing the show’s history of going everywhere viewers never thought possible.

YouTube Now Provides Live TV

Cable cutters just got another option for ditching their old service providers in the form of YouTube TV. It’s a service from the video sharing site that allows you to watch live programming on more than 50 channels, though currently only for customers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Limiting it to those cities must be some kind of a beta, and to make sure this is something people even want. And honestly, we’re not sure people would. It provides pretty much the same service as cable at a price point that isn’t particularly competitive, especially when you factor in bundle-cancelling price hikes on the service provider’s part. Watching DVRed programming on any of your devices is nice, but it’s also not revolutionary, considering the (what feels like) hundreds of streaming options. Don’t get us wrong, it’s great to have options, we’re just not exactly chomping at the bit to switch to YouTube for our TV binges. It’s important to remember that change does not beget innovation, and everyone should be skeptical of any product that’s swearing anything resembling “Finally, live TV made for us.”

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Is A 24-Hour Scientology Cable Channel Coming Soon?

The Church of Scientology will reportedly get its own 24-hour cable channel starting this summer — following a year of worse-than-usual PR for the church, after former member and actress Leah Remini aired her very critical take on the church in an A&E reality show.

Scientology expert Tony Ortega reports he got word of the church’s plans for a cable channel from a tipster who pointed him to a search on the Spectrum — previously Time Warner Cable — channel guide that now shows the Scientology Media Productions TV Schedule. The programming is all “TBA,” but the network is expected to be churning out Scientology content by the summer, according to Ortega.

The same tipster, Ortega posted on his Underground Bunker blog Wednesday, attended a birthday event for the church’s notorious deceased founder, L. Ron Hubbard, earlier this month, at which the church’s current controversial leader, David Miscavige, promised his followers a TV channel by summer 2017. Miscavige, according to Ortega’s tipster, “ran down a list of shows which would be appearing on the channel, including programming by Freedom magazine, 9 hours of L. Ron Hubbard biographical episodes, the ‘Meet a Scientologist’ series, episodes about each Ideal Org, and videos about the church’s ‘Fourth Dynamic Campaigns.’” Or as Ortega explains it, “outreach and expansion.”

Spectrum is part of Charter Communications, the second-largest cable provider in the U.S. It did not respond to Vocativ’s request for comment.

The Church of Scientology has long been the subject of controversy, revived recently in several damning books and documentaries — like Alex Gibney’s 2015 HBO documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief — in addition to Remini’s A&E series. They each tell the tale of a shadowy religion that attempts to ruin the lives of those who try to leave the church or criticize it. Some former leaders in the church even claim to have been physically assaulted by Miscavige.

The Church opened its own TV studio last year in Los Angeles that Miscavige described as “our uncorrupted communication line to the billions” on the Scientology website.

“Because as the saying goes,” he went on, “if you don’t write your own story, someone else will. So, yes, we’re now going to be writing our story like no other religion in history. And it’s all going to happen right here from Scientology Media Productions.”

Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April

In just a matter of days, we’ll be ushering in a new month. This of course means that not only will we be saying goodbye to a number of movies, TV shows and documentaries on Netflix, but we’ll also be welcoming a slew of new pictures.

First off, you have until Saturday (and forthcoming dates in April) to take advantage of select favorites that will be leaving, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the Superman films, The Princess Bride, X-Files, and Vanilla Sky, among other titles.

However, you have A Nightmare on Elm Street, Cool Runnings, Schindler’s List, Tropic Thunder, Louis C.K. 2017, The Get Down: Part 2, Kevin Hart: What Now, Bill Nye Saves the World: season one, Casting JonBenet, and Dear White People: season one to look forward to, in addition to other notable newcomers.

For a complete breakdown of everything coming to and leaving Netflix in April, see underneath.

Let us know what you’re most excited for.

Coming to Netflix

April 1:
A Weekend with the Family
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Across the Universe
An American Tail
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
Boy Bye
Born To Be Free
Cool Runnings
Good Witch: Season 2
Gremlins
Only for One Night
Richord Pryor: Live & Smokin’
Scooby-Doo
Schindler’s List
Something’s Gotta Give
Thunderstruck
Wynonna Earp: Season 1
Trouble with the Curve
Tropic Thunder
The Tenth Man

April 2:
The D Train

April 4:
Chewing Gum: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Louis C.K. 2017 – Netflix Original

April 6:
Disney’s The BFG

April 7:
El Faro De Las Orcas – Netflix Original Film
Dawn of the Croods: Season 3 – Netflix Original
The Get Down: Part 2 – Netflix Original
Win It All – Netflix Original Film

April 8:
Kubo and the Two Strings

April 10:
Documentary Now!: Season 2

April 11:
Kevin Hart: What Now

April 12:
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2

April 14:
Chelsea: Season 2 – Netflix Original
El Elegido
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return – Netflix Original
Sandy Wexler – Netflix Original Film

April 15:
Disney’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Slam – Netflix Original Film

April 18:
Lucas Brothers: On Drugs – Netflix Original

April 19:
A Plastic Ocean

April 21:
Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 1 – Netflix Original
Girlboss: Season 1 – Netflix Original
Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On: Season 1 – Netflix Original
Sand Castle – Netflix Original Film
Tales by Light: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show: Season 4 – Netflix Original
The Prestige
Tramps- Netflix Original Film

April 22:
The Great British Baking Show: Masterclass: Season 1-3
The Secret Life of Pets

April 23:
Liv and Maddie: Season 4
Phantom

April 24:
Long Nights Short Mornings

April 25:
Disney’s Queen of Katwe
The 101-Year-Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared – Netflix Original Film
Vir Das: Abroad Understanding – Netflix Original

April 26:
Real Rescues: Season 6-7
Trust

April 27:

Las Chicas del Cable: Season 1 – Netflix Original

April 28:
A Murder in the Park
Casting JonBenet – Netflix Original
Dear White People: Season 1 – Netflix Original
Rodney King – Netflix Original Film
Small Crimes – Netflix Original Film

April 30:
Sofia the First: Season 3

Leaving Netflix

April 1:
Ally McBeal: Seasons 1-2
Angel: Seasons 1-5
Better Off Ted: Season 1
Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Bones: Seasons 1-4
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Seasons 1-7
Chaplin
Dollhouse: Season 1
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Firefly
House, M.D.: Seasons 1-8
Lie to Me: Season 1
Menace II Society
Resident Evil: Extinction
Rosewell: Seasons 1-3
Snow Day
Stomp the Yard
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman Returns
Superman: The Movie
The Agony and the Ecstasy
The Boys from Brazil
The Escapist
The Princess Bride
The Riches: Seasons 1-2
The Usual Suspects
The X-Files: Seasons 1-9
Vanilla Sky

April 3:
Collateral Damage
The Circle

April 7:
Legit: Season 2
Wilfred: Season 4

April 9:
Hero

April 10:

Legit: Season 1
Flower Girl

April 14:
The Lazarus Effect

April 15:
A Fantastic Fear of Everything

April 17:

American Dad! Season 6

April 26:

The Nutty Professor 2: Facing the Fear

April 30:
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Mirror
Born to Defense
The Defender

Saturday Morning Cartoons… ‘Looney Tunes’ and Other Beloved Cartoon Classics Get a Streaming Service

Your childhood favorite cartoons will soon be available for streaming with Time Warner Inc.’s online subscription video service called Boomerang. The production house’s timeless animation franchises that includes the likes of Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Scooby Doo are a few noteworthy favorites that will be featured amongst the 5,000 titles. In addition to the classic animations, Boomerang will produce new and original content for the service including, Dorothy & The Wizard of Oz as well as the revamped and rebooted Wacky Races. New episodes of the classic animation series Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry will only be available through the service. Boomerang is set to launch this spring on the web, iOS and Android devices. Drop by Boomerang’s website for more details.

Game of Thrones Season Seven Premiere Date Announced

HBO  announced the premiere date of Game of Thrones’ seventh season today via Facebook Live, in an odd game of ice block versus fire torch, driven by the typing commands of “fire” and “Dracarys” from tuned-in Facebook users. It was, in a word, incredibly not-exciting, but eventually, it revealed the premiere date: July 16, 2017.

This comes after the new poster released yesterday, hinting at the show’s coming conflict between fire and ice. There are plenty of questions that arise from that very concept, but we have no answers yet. For those of you excited to return to Westeros and glorious sword fights, there’s only a few more months to see what sort of dramatic twists and turns await us, all while the showrunners come up with new, inventive ways to crush our hearts.

Game of Thrones season seven premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017. Check out a neat little teaser embedded below that aired on Facebook after the ice finally melted, and if for some reason, you want to revisit the reveal for yourself, you can do so here.