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Hit Apple TV+ show Severance is officially (finally) filming its second season

Oliver Haslam | Jan 29, 2024 1:00 PM CST

When you think of popular Apple TV+ shows we can be sure that Severance is towards the top of most lists. Its first season was a hugely popular release for Apple TV+ viewers and the way it ended left people particularly keen to see what would happen in season 2. But production of that season has been a problem for Apple and its partners, but things now appear to be back on track.

Hit Apple TV+ show Severance is officially (finally) filming its second season

One of the problems that caused problems was the writer's strike that delayed production in a big way, but with that now done and dusted we already know that production is underway - and now we appear to have been given another hint that things are progressing pretty well.

Apple TV+ shared a post to X, the social network that was previously known as Twitter, which showed Adam Scott's Mark S. character running along one of those familiar white hallways. The alt-text for the image shared details that the large camera on-screen confirms that Severance season 2 is in production.

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Apple's 2024 MLS Season Pass kicks off February 21 from $12.99 per month

Oliver Haslam | Jan 29, 2024 10:30 AM CST

If you're a Major League Soccer fan you now have a new season to look forward to with the 2024 Major League Soccer kicking off on February 29. Those who want to watch the games can do so thanks to Apple's Major League Soccer Season Pass, a subscription that covers more than 100 countries and regions and includes coverage of the Leagues Cup, MLS All-Store game, and the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs games as well as the 2024 season itself.

Apple's 2024 MLS Season Pass kicks off February 21 from $12.99 per month

Apple confirmed that it is ready to get started on the second of its ten-year contract with the MLS and will launch a first-of-its-kind whip-around show for Spanish-speaking viewers. This is in addition to the existing shows and coverage that proved popular during the 2023 season.

"The first year of our partnership with Major League Soccer exceeded expectations and brought MLS to more fans than ever before," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Services. "We look forward to building upon that momentum, celebrating Messi's first full season with the league, and delivering MLS fans the best experience possible."

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Amazon Prime Video subscribers: You're getting ads from today (unless you pay to avoid them)

Darren Allan | Jan 29, 2024 9:02 AM CST

Amazon Prime Video, the streaming subscription service, is getting adverts as of today.

Amazon Prime Video subscribers: You're getting ads from today (unless you pay to avoid them)

Amazon first announced that this was happening back in September 2023, but the actual day the new rules for Prime Video subscribers kick in is today, January 29.

If you don't want your viewing to be interrupted with advertising, then you'll have to sign up to pay a little bit more for an ad-free streaming experience.

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Madame Web is set to have the worst box office opening weekend for Sony's Spider-Man Universe

Jak Connor | Jan 26, 2024 4:28 AM CST

Current box office projections for the upcoming Marvel Superhero movie Madame Web, led by Dakota Johnson, hint at the worst opening weekend yet for a Sony Spider-Man Universe film.

Madame Web is set to have the worst box office opening weekend for Sony's Spider-Man Universe

According to long-range box office tracking, it appears that audiences are just not interested in Sony's latest Spider-Man spinoff film. According to Boxoffice Pro, Sony's upcoming spider superhero team-up movie is currently tracking to earn between $25 million and $35 million on its opening weekend, which, if true and the film does fall in between that range, would mark the lowest opening weekend yet for Sony's SSU (Sony's Spider-Man Universe).

Sony's vampire flick Morbius currently has the worst SSU opening weekend, sitting at a sad $39 million, followed by Venom at $80 million and the sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage at $90 million. Even if, by a miracle, Madame Web manages to sling its way to the higher-end of its tracking, its opening would still be lower than Disney's latest bomb, The Marvels, which premiered with an opening weekend of $46 million.

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8-year rom-com record shattered by 'Anyone But You' breathes new life into the genre

Jak Connor | Jan 26, 2024 2:45 AM CST

Surprise Box Office Rom-Com hit Anyone But You has breathed new life into the genre and broken a nearly decade-long record.

8-year rom-com record shattered by 'Anyone But You' breathes new life into the genre

The success of the film is impressive considering the saturated market and dominance of streaming platforms; of course, the film's two extremely attractive leads, Sydney Sweeny and Glen Powell, may have also helped its success. The film may have also helped to re-ignite audiences' interest in the romantic comedy genre.

Anyone But You has had the vast majority of the world in a chokehold since its release on December 22, 2023, and although receiving mixed reviews from critics and audiences, the film has become the most profitable film of January 2024.

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Ryan Gosling slams Oscars for failing to nominate Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig

Jak Connor | Jan 26, 2024 1:50 AM CST

Although 2023's Barbie made history and has received eight Oscar nominations, some of the cast feel as though the film has been snubbed at this year's upcoming Oscars.

Ryan Gosling slams Oscars for failing to nominate Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig

Ryan Gosling has spoken out about his disappointment that director Greta Gerwig and co-star Margot Robbie have not been nominated in their respective categories at the upcoming 96th Academy Awards. Gosling was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Ken in the film, as well as co-star America Ferrera, who received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, but this has led many to criticize the nominations for seemingly snubbing the film's two biggest creatives.

Gosling, who said he was "extremely honored to be nominated," also shared his disappointment in the nominations, saying -

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Netflix is taking away its cheapest ad-free tier for realsies this time

Oliver Haslam | Jan 24, 2024 5:15 AM CST

If you're someone who is currently paying $11.99 per month for Netflix's cheapest ad-free tier you're going to have to find an alternative sooner rather than later. That's after the company confirmed that it plans to ditch the subscription for people who are already on it.

Netflix is taking away its cheapest ad-free tier for realsies this time

Netflix previously started to prevent new or returning customers from using the $11.99 per month tier in some countries last year but it had told customers who were already on it that they could continue to use it until told otherwise. Now, that's about to happen as Netflix confirms that Canada and the UK will be the first countries to see their users forced to switch. Following that, we can expect other countries to go the same way.

The move will mean that people will then have the $15.49 per month tier as the cheapest option if they don't want to watch ads, while the Premium option will remain at the very top of the pile at $22.99 per month.

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Cillian Murphy wins Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance in Oppenheimer

Jak Connor | Jan 8, 2024 9:16 AM CST

Oppenheimer has taken yet another win home with Cillian Murphy winning the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama.

Cillian Murphy wins Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance in Oppenheimer

The actor starred as Robert J Oppenheimer, the rightly named "Father of the atomic bomb." in the Christopher Nolan-directed historic drama biopic Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer blew through the box office and was an outstanding picture during a year full of outstanding pictures, securing itself as the third-highest-grossing film of the year.

During his acceptance speech, Murphy had this to say, "I knew the first time I walked on a Christopher Nolan set that it was different," he added, "I could tell by the level of rigor, the level of focus, the level of dedication, the complete lack of any seating options for actors, that I was in the hands of the visionary director and master."

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Hayao Miyazaki makes history by taking home Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes

Jak Connor | Jan 8, 2024 8:45 AM CST

Nearly two decades since the Golden Globes introduced its Best Animated Film category, The Boy and the Heron has made history as the first anime film to secure the award.

Hayao Miyazaki makes history by taking home Best Animated Film at the Golden Globes

The renowned writer/director Hayao Miyazaki has made Golden Globes history with the latest film out of Studio Ghibli, The Boy and the Heron, which has won the globe for Best Animated Film. Since the Golden Globes started acknowledging achievements in animation back in 2006, no anime film has yet to garner as much attention as bigger studios such as Disney and Dreamworks.

However, this award season has changed that. The film follows a young boy's quest through a mysterious world accompanied by a talking Heron. The win, when announced by presenters Florence Pugh and Natalie Portman, stunned viewers not only in attendance but worldwide, especially given this year's competition with the likes of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Elemental, and Suzume among the nominees.

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Creatives behind Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse tease the ending of the trilogy

Jak Connor | Jan 8, 2024 8:17 AM CST

With Award season in full swing, the Golden Globes Ceremony is giving us more than just this year's winners.

Creatives behind Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse tease the ending of the trilogy

Swinging by the red carpet, Spider-Verse creative duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller spilled some beans on what fans can expect of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse trilogies final and upcoming chapter Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.

"It will be a very satisfying conclusion," Lord stated to Deadline. "It goes even more emotionally deep into the relationships between Miles, Gwen, Peter B., [and Miles'] parents."

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