Uma Thurman and horrifying heart transplants meet in Netflix's 'Chambers'


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Netflix is about to give horror fans another star-studded fix. It’s premiering Chambers, a psychological horror series starring Uma Thurman, on April 26th. The series revolves around a heart attack survivor in a “New Age pocket” of Arizona who starts taking on the traits of her transplant donor — and not surprisingly, they aren’t exactly endearing. It’s supposed to start as a “grounded human story,” but things go awry from there.

The series is produced by actress and director Leah Rachel, and also stars Tony Goldwyn (from Insurgent and Scandal) and up-and-comer Sivan Alyra Rose.

There’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the show — there’s no trailer as we write this, and even the social media accounts are private. It’s potentially a big deal for the horror crowd, though, and Thurman’s presence shows how Netflix can reel in major stars who might otherwise stick to movies.

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How to watch Apple's streaming service launch event


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With its hardware announcements out of the way, the stage is set for Apple’s main event. Today is all about Apple’s shift to services: video streaming, news and gaming subscriptions, and maybe even a credit card. And you’ll be able to watch the keynote live as it happens at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino right here at 1PM Eastern/10AM Pacific. Or, if you spend all your time on Twitter, you can watch it there and get live updates from Apple’s official account. We’ll also be on the ground with live coverage direct from Apple’s campus.

Judging by the invite, Apple’s Netflix rival will headline today’s event. Chances are it will live inside a revamped Apple TV app and include a mix of one-click channel subscriptions and access to Apple’s originals. The company’s courtship of Hollywood a-listers for its shows means today could turn out to be a glitzy affair. For more, check out our deep dive into Apple’s video streaming plans here.

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Apple video service may charge $10 each for HBO, Showtime and Starz


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Apple’s video service event is just hours away, but there are still a few rumors making the rounds — including, apparently, pricing. Wall Street Journal contacts claim Apple has been negotiating to offer subscriptions to channels “such as” HBO, Showtime and Starz for $10 each through its new TV app, which would also include Apple’s original programming. In that light, it would be closer to Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, where the focus is on convenient access to third party services.

The expected news service, meanwhile would reportedly cost $10 per month and provide access to more than 200-plus magazines (such as Glamour and People) as well as newspapers. It would amount to an extended version of Texture in that sense. Apple might have a particular focus in mind, too. The WSJ‘s sources understand that Apple will focus primarily on that paper’s “general news, politics and lifestyles” rather than its traditional business news, and that the outlet will hire more reporters to “help feed” Apple’s service.

Provided this is what Apple announces on March 25th, it’s potentially a good deal. HBO Now, for instance, charges $15 per month by itself. If the services are comparable, you might be saving a third on the price. Whether or not it’s compelling beyond that is another story. Apple will have to show that its mix of originals and third parties is enough to justify another subscription or two on top of existing streaming heavyweights like Amazon and Netflix.

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DC Universe celebrates Batman's birthday with free access March 30th


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Batman is about to celebrate his 80th ‘birthday’ (his first appearance in Detective Comics) on March 30th, and DC Universe is using that as an opportunity to hand out more freebies. The service is providing free access to a wide swath of its Batman movies, TV shows and (of course) comics for 24 hours that day, starting at midnight EST. It doesn’t include everything — most notably, Christopher Nolan’s movies will remain locked behind a subscription. However, you’ll still have access to quite a large chunk of the Dark Knight’s catalog.

The pre-Nolan Batman movies will be free, whether it’s classics like the 1989 Tim Burton release or, er, less-than-well-received titles like Batman & Robin. There’s also a veritable deluge of cartoons, including the legendary Batman: The Animated Series and Super Friends. DC is somewhat choosier with its comics, but this still includes some issues of Detective Comics (sadly not Batman’s debut in #27), Batman and Son and the Superman/Batman series.

Naturally, there’s a hard sell involved. Anyone who’s new to DC Universe can get their first month for 80 cents (get it?) between midnight EST on March 29th and the end of April 4th. It’s clearly hoping you’ll be sufficiently enthralled that you’ll pay for a subscription after the free day is over. Nonetheless, it’s still a relatively pain-free opportunity to see if you’ll like what the service has to offer.

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Everything coming to Hulu in April 2019

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Catching up on the winter TV you missed? 

Be sure to not skip over I Am The Night on Hulu this month. Starring Chris Pine and India Eisley, this dark mini-series tells the real-life story of Fauna Hodel, a young woman mysteriously connected to the infamous Black Dahlia murder. Sporting one of the most satisfying endings in a period drama, this is one limited series worth doubling back for.

If you’re looking for spring fashion inspiration and a whole lot of drama, search no further than The Bold Type: Season 3. Kat, Jane, and Sutton are back at Scarlet Magazine ready to find themselves, make inside jokes, and complain about New York stuff. What’s not to love? Seasons 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Hulu. Season 3 premieres 4/10.

On the movie front, Hulu’s got a whole slew of options, but none are as tense as A Quiet Place. For viewers who missed out on John Krasinski’s directorial debut in theaters last April, this is a great opportunity to check out the runaway horror success. Just make sure you watch it alone, in the dark, and with headphones. You can thank us later.

Check out everything coming to and going from Hulu in April 2019 below.

Top Pick: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

Ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes wasn’t the first Silicon Valley star director Alex Gibney profiled, and she likely won’t be the last. 

For streamers in search of more insight into the cutthroat world of tech business after watching HBO’s The Inventor, check out Gibney’s take on the late Steve Jobs. Offering a fairly well-rounded look at the legacy Jobs left both at Apple and in the tech world at large, Gibney tackles one the 21st century’s most perplexing and prolific figures with a deft hand. 

It’s not as juicy as The Inventor, but it’s just as interesting. Check out the trailer:

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine begins streaming on Hulu April 14.

Movies

1492: Conquest of Paradise (4/1)
A Quiet Place (4/2)
Addams Family Values (4/1)
Air Strike (4/2)
Akeelah and the Bee (4/1)
America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (4/1)
An Everlasting Piece (4/1)
Arcadia (4/23)
At Close Range (4/1)
Barton Fink (4/1)
Beast of the Water (4/23)
Beethoven (4/1)
Beethoven’s 2nd (4/1)
Beethoven’s 3rd (4/1)
Beverly Hills Cop II (4/1)
Big Fat Liar (4/1)
Blow (4/1)
Blown Away (4/1)
Book Club (4/21)
Border (4/24)
Bounce (4/1)
Case 39 (4/1)
Cold Mountain (4/1)
Curious George: Follow that Monkey (4/1)
Darkness (4/1)
Days of Thunder (4/1)
Destroyer (4/9)
Diamonds are Forever (4/1)
Die Another Day (4/1)
Don’t Go (4/24)
Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief (4/1)
Dragonslayer (4/1)
Eastern Promises (4/1)
Enchanted April (4/15)
Escape from L.A. (4/1)
Everything Must Go (4/1)
Finding Your Feet (4/8)
Foxfire (4/1)
Funny About Love (4/1)
Funny Cow (4/1)
Gloves Off (4/1)
Goldfinger (4/1)
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (4/1)
Happy Feet (4/1)
Hollywood Homicide (4/1)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (4/1)
Hunting Evil (4/30)
I Think I Love My Wife (4/1)
In A World… (4/1)
Jersey Girl (4/1)
Kill the Irishman (4/1)
Law of the Lawless (4/1)
Liberty Stands Still (4/1)
License to Drive (4/1)
Like Mike (4/1)
Little Monsters (4/1)
Live and Let Die (4/1)
Master of Disguise (4/15)
Never Say Never Again (4/1)
Noma – My Perfect Storm (4/21)
Octopussy (4/1)
One Million American Dreams (4/1)
Overboard (4/17)
Painkillers (4/1)
Paranormal Activity 2 (4/8)
Penelope (4/1)
Playing By Heart (4/1)
Pledge (4/12)
Practical Magic (4/1)
Primal Fear (4/1)
Project Nim (4/1)
Racing with the Moon (4/1)
Scary Movie 2 (4/1)
Sex Drive (4/1)
Six Degrees of Separation (4/1)
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (4/14)
Stories We Tell (4/1)
Sunshine Cleaning (4/1)
The Addams Family (4/1)
The Cable Guy (4/1)
The Clearing (4/1)
The Dark Mile (4/1)
The Falcon and the Snowman (4/1)
The Jerk (4/1)
The Living Daylights (4/1)
The Man with the Golden Gun (4/1)
The Minus Man (4/1)
The Next Three Days (4/22)
The Quake (4/18)
The Seven Year Itch (4/1)
The Shining (4/1)
The Sisters Brothers (4/22)
The Spy who Loved Me (4/1)
The Time Traveler’s Wife (4/1)
The World is not Enough (4/1)
Tyrel (4/11)
Ultraviolet (4/1)
Undisputed (4/1)
Uninvited Guest (4/1)
Up in Smoke (4/1)
Up in the Air (4/1)
Waiting for Superman (4/29)
We Are Columbine (4/15)
Weightless (4/2)
Welcome to the Rileys (4/27)
White Noise (4/1)
You Only Live Twice (4/1)

TV 

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?: Season 3 (4/15)
Alone: Season 5 (4/1)
Ancient Aliens: Seasons 1, 2, 3, 13 (4/1)
Attack on Titan: Season 3, Part 2 Premiere (4/28)
Ayesha’s Home Kitchen: Seasons 1&2 (4/15)
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics: Seasons 11-13 (4/15)
Behind Bars: Rookie Year: Season 1 (4/1)
Bless This Mess: Series Premiere (4/17)
Born Behind Bars: Season 1 (4/1)
Chio’s School Road: Season 1 (DUBBED) (4/10)
Cults and Extreme Belief: Season 1 (4/1)
Dr. Pimple Popper: Season 1 (4/15)
Fairy Tail: Season 9, Episodes 291-303 (DUBBED) (4/29)
Fixer Upper: Season 5 (4/15)
How Not to Summon a Demon Lord: Season 1 (DUBBED) (4/10)
How the Earth Works: Season 1 (4/15)
I Am The Night: Season 1 (4/18)
Intervention: Season 20 (4/1)
Into The Dark: I’m Just F*cking With You: Episode 7 Premiere (4/1)
Little Women: LA: Season 4 (4/1)
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Season 2 Premiere (4/5)
Mountain Men: Season 1 (4/1)
Obsession: Dark Desires: Season 2 (4/15)
One-Punch Man: Season 2 Premiere (4/9)
One-Punch Man: Special (4/2)
Overlord: Episodes 1-13 (DUBBED) (4/23)
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery: Season 1 (4/15)
Raising Tourettes: Season 1 (4/1)
Ramy: Season 1 Premiere (4/19)
Rick Steves’ Europe: Season 10 (4/7)
The Bold Type: Season 3 Premiere (4/10)
The Last Alaskans: Seasons 2&3 (4/15)
The Last Ship: Season 5 Premiere (4/11)
The Posh Frock Shop: Season 1 (4/22)
The Real Housewives of Potomac: Season 3 (4/1)
Treehouse Masters: Seasons 8-10 (4/15)
Unearthed: Seasons 2&3 (4/15)
Vikings: Season 5B (4/30)
What on Earth: Seasons 2&3 (4/15)
Yukon Men: Season 6 (4/15)

Available with the STARZ premium add-on:

Another 48 Hrs. (4/1)
Babe (4/1)
Bend It like Beckham (4/1)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (4/1)
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (4/1)
Drillbit (4/1)
Forces of Nature (4/1)
Fried Green Tomatoes (4/1)
Promise Land (4/1)
Rain Man (4/1)
Soul Plane (4/1)
The Cider House Rules (4/1)
The Truman Show (4/1)
The Wedding Singer (4/1)
The X-Files: I Want to Believe (4/1)
Tron Legacy (4/1)
White Boy (4/8)
Fletch (4/12)
Fletch Lives (4/12)
Harlem Nights (4/12)
Red Dawn (4/12)
The Equalizer 2 (4/13)
Soul Surfer (4/17)
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (4/19)
Osmosis Jones (4/19)
Romancing the Stone (4/19)
The Jewel of the Nile (4/19)
Wild Bill (4/19)
Just Go With It (4/22)
Babylon A.D. (4/26)
White Boy Rick (4/27)
The Lone Ranger (4/30)

Available with the SHOWTIME premium add-on:

The Chi: Season 2 Premiere (4/7)

Available with the HBO premium add-on:

Game of Thrones: Season 8 Premiere (4/14)

Expiring on 4/30

A Thousand Junkies
A Walk to Remember
Abduction
Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre
Bleeding Heart
Born on the Fourth of July

Broadway Danny Rose
Caddyshack
Caddyshack II
Chaos
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chasing Liberty
Daybreakers
Cake
Delta Farce
Escape from Alcatraz
Field of Dreams
Foolish
Freedomland
Hairspray
He Got Game
Lars and the Real Girl
Marathon Man
Maximum Security
Mississippi Burning
Next Day Air
No Greater Love
Priceless
Revolutionary Road
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Silver
Space Jam
Thelma & Louise

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