SoundCloud Launches Music Subscription Service In U.K., Ireland

Berlin-based digital music startup SoundCloud is taking its music subscription service to Europe: The company is getting ready to launch the service in the U.K. and Ireland Tuesday, according to Reuters. The Euro expansion comes just weeks after SoundCloud launched its paid service in the U.S.. SoundCloud will charge users in Ireland €9.99  (about $11.50)… Read more »

Sony’s Stage 6 Films Acquires Worldwide Rights To Vera Farmiga-Christopher Plummer Road Trip Pic ‘Boundaries’

EXCLUSIVEVera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer will star in road trip pic Boundaries, with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films acquiring worldwide rights.  Also in the cast is Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale and Kristen Schaal along with Peter Fonda, Christopher Lloyd and Dolly Wells. Shana Festa (Endless Love) writes and directs. Boundaries, currently shooting in Vancouver, is being produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik and Chris Ferguson’s Oddfe…

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TV News Roundup: ‘Spartacus’ Actor Cast in ‘The Expanse’ & More

“Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay has been cast in Season 2 of Syfy’s “The Expanse.” Plus, the cast of “Happy Days” will guest star on Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob Squarepants.” CASTING: “Spartacus” alum Nick Tarabay has been cast in Syfy’s “The Expanse” for Season 2, Variety has exclusively learned. Tarabay joins the series in a major recurring role and will… Read more »

Video: Bono Joins Lupita Nyong’o, ‘Eclipsed’ Cast On Behalf Of Kidnapped Girls

U2 frontman and human rights activist Bono took to the stage of Broadway’s Golden Theater on Saturday afternoon following the matinee of Eclipsed. He lead an emotion-packed dedication of the performance to the abducted and still missing 219 schoolgirls of Chibok, Northern Nigeria, taken in April 2014 by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and to abducted girls all around the world.
Surrounded by the cast of Danai Gurira’s ferocious drama about women in civil-war torn Liberia…

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Why Studios Fear Putting Gay Characters in Movies Like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘The Avengers’

If the Star Wars universe is really as expansive as Disney hoped it would be when it shelled out $4 billion to buy the rights to the Wookies, Ewoks, and droids that populate the far reaches of space, then at some point the Millennium Falcon should stumble across a gay person. Even a gay alien… Read more »

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Review: It’s Chris Evans Vs. Robert Downey Jr As Avengers Take Sides

It’s superhero vs, superhero in the latest Marvel concoction, Captain America: Civil War — an apt title, though “Avengers” should be in there somewhere. The film from directors Anthony and Joe Russo is another comic book all-star gathering, even including none other than Spider-Man, who is borrowed from Sony’s top franchise for this fun effort. Although, as I say in my video review (click the link above to watch), I don’t think Civil War quite soars to the heights of the…

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