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Ever wonder how your Netflix binging habit compares to your neighbors? Well, Netflix has just shared that information with us. At the INTV Conference in Jerusalem this week, Netflix’s vice president of original content, Cindy Holland, shared that the typical Netflix user watches movies and shows for an average of two hours each day.

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The Academy Awards are this Sunday! Hollywoods biggest and most beautiful stars will turn out for a host-less evening that the Academy promises will be shorter and more entertaining than ever. They do make that promise every year, so we won’t be holding our breath for the nearly four hours the proceedings usually take.

That said, there are some truly great films and filmmakers being honored this weekend, and the race for Best Picture is more wide open than it has been in years. A little drama and suspense may be just the thing the venerable awards ceremony needs to keep things interesting.

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And the Oscars Nominees Are…

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are here! Hollywood’s biggest night beckons next month, and we now have the complete list of people and projects that are up for awards. This year’s Oscars are going to be pretty interesting, including the fact that there will likely be no host, as Kevin Hart backed out of the gig a few weeks back after facing backlash over a checkered social media history. It will be interesting to see how the Academy pulls off the first host-less ceremony in decades.

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Netflix Raises Prices Again

Get ready tor pay more for your Netflix subscription. The streaming giant has announced that it will be hiking the cost of its most popular monthly plan by $2, from $11 to $13 per month. The change is already in effect for new subscribers, and will be rolled out to existing subscribers over the next few months.

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Every week, we offer our readers an opportunity to win free prizes. This week, we’re giving away a Redbox eGift card to a lucky winner!

It’s Black Friday weekend–for the next few days through Cyber Monday, people will be shopping frantically to get a jump on their Christmas list. And maybe pick up a few items for themselves :)

Let’s talk about your Black Friday movie shopping!

 

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What do you think the scariest movie ever is? Wonder what your fellow Redbox fans think? Just in time for Halloween season, Redbox asked its customers for their picks on the five movies that give them the biggest chills and thrills. Respondents were also asked about their favorite family-friendly Halloween movies. The answers are after the jump.

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Redbox, after a failed streaming venture with Verizon a few years ago, seems to be more confident in its more recently launched Redbox On Demand service. So much so, it seems, that the company has hired a new general manager.

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Redbox New Releases this Week

imagesHere are the new movies you will find in your local Redbox this week:

Hereditary
Adrift

and more…

What will you be watching this week? These new flicks, or another movie that hit Redbox recently?

In the late 80s, a new Blockbuster video store opened every 17 hours, and by the chain’s height in 2004, there were more than 9,000 locations. All that changed a few years later, however, with the rise of Netflix and Redbox. Now the once-unstoppable video chain is down to its final location.

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Hope your Roku, Google Chrome, or smart TV has at least one more slot for a new streaming app, Insiders, because Disney is not messing around when it comes to its upcoming service. The Mouse House’s CEO said his company is about a year away from launch, but it’s going to be a heavy hitter when it does arrive.

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