Tag: Hulu.com

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Apple TV Plus and More in December

ImageClockwise from top left: Scenes from “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements,” “Marriage Story,” “Truth Be Told” and “Marriage Story.”Credit…Abramorama; Netflix; Amazon Prime Video; Netflix Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter here. Need a break from holiday activities? Below are our favorite TV series […]

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‘Parasite’ Has Shocked the Box Office, Helped by an Upstart Studio

LOS ANGELES — It was not a surprise that critics would love “Parasite,” the latest film from the acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho. But box-office success for this sometimes funny, sometimes horrifying Korean-language tale of economic inequality was no sure thing. Enter Tom Quinn, the head of Neon, a rising independent film distributor and production […]

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Deepfakes — Believe at Your Own Risk

Episode 21: ‘Fake Believe’ Producer/Director Andréa Schmidt Watch — very closely — as an ambitious group of A.I. engineers and machine-learning specialists try to mimic reality with such accuracy that you may not be able to tell what’s real from what’s not. If successful, they’ll have created the ultimate deepfake, an ultrarealistic video that makes […]

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The Plan to Rescue El Chapo’s Son: Chaos, Guns and Fear

Episode 20: ‘The Siege of Culiacán’ Producer/Director Andréa Schmidt By the time the Mexican soldiers showed up at the drug cartel scion’s door, the city was already burning. After they handed him a cellphone to call off his henchmen, it would only get worse. Young girls in their school uniforms ducked for cover as Sinaloa […]

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In Yoga, Blurry Lines Easily Crossed

Episode 19: ‘Hands On’ Producer/Director Jamila Wignot When sweaty, barely covered bodies bend and twist in tight space in a yoga class, boundaries can get blurry. What one person may consider a well-intentioned hands-on adjustment to a yoga pose can seem inappropriate to someone else. The combination of physical touch, spirituality and power dynamics have […]

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They Know What You Watched Last Night

A spate of streaming services are on their way from major tech and entertainment companies, promising viewers a trove of binge-worthy new shows and movies. There’s something for advertisers, too: your personal data. Recent deals involving the media conglomerate AT&T, the streaming device seller Roku, the advertising giant Publicis and other companies have expanded the […]

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The Fight to Desegregate New York Schools

Episode 15: ‘Segregated City’ Producer/Director Sweta Vohra Two teenagers — one black, the other white — growing up a few miles apart have had two very different experiences in the New York City public school system. The gap in the quality of their education has likely put them on unequal paths for the rest of […]

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Russia’s Playbook for Disrupting Democracy

Episode 13: ‘The Blueprint’ Producer/Director John Marks Russia’s brazen interference in the 2016 American presidential election shouldn’t have been a total shock. President Vladimir Putin’s government had done it before, almost a decade earlier in tiny Estonia, where Russian operatives provoked political violence and mounted malicious cyberattacks. In fact, many of the methods Moscow used […]

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How Tainted Gold May Have Ended Up in Your Phone

Episode 12: ‘Apple’s Gold’ Producer/Director Brent McDonald If you’re reading this on your phone, you may be holding illegally mined gold from Colombia, where the precious metal has replaced cocaine as the main source of income for organized crime. The growing demand for gold as a conductive metal used in phones and other electronic products […]

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Life-Changing Drugs Almost Nobody Can Afford

Episode 11: ‘The Six Million Dollar Claim’ Producer/Director Suzanne Hillinger Patients suffering from rare diseases who had little hope for a treatment now have access to life-changing medicines, thanks to pharmaceutical companies’ investment in so-called orphan drugs, which treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people. But the increasing number of people who would benefit […]

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A Secret Opioid Memo That Could Have Slowed an Epidemic

Episode 10: ‘The Memo’ Producer/Director John Pappas A confidential government document containing evidence so critical it had the potential to change the course of an American tragedy was kept in the dark for more than a decade. The document, known as a “prosecution memo,” details how government lawyers believed that Purdue Pharma, the maker of […]

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What Is YouTube Pushing You to Watch Next?

Episode 9: ‘The Rabbit Hole’ Producers/Directors Gemma Jordan and Alyse Shorland A wave of vocal, right-wing provocateurs has been elected to public office in Brazil in recent years, riding a surge of enthusiasm from their loyal YouTube viewers. Watched more than almost any TV network in Brazil, the nearly ubiquitous social video platform even helped […]

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New York Times Up to 4.7 Million Subscribers as Profits Dip

As digital revenue becomes more central to the newspaper business — and with a small boost from the launch of “The Weekly,” a television show on FX and Hulu — The New York Times Company on Wednesday reported second-quarter revenue growth of 5.2 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Operating profit declined by […]

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The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix, Amazon and More in August

Watching is The New York Times’s TV and film recommendation website. Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter here. When August heat advisories are in effect, stay inside and cool off with a new show. Below are the most interesting of what we’ve found among the TV series and movies coming to the major streaming services […]

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Young Climate Activists Push Democrats to the Left

Episode 8: ‘Hard Left’ Producer/Director Samantha Stark Many Democrats want their 2020 presidential nominee to do two things above all: Defeat Donald Trump and protect the planet from imminent environmental disaster. But liberal activists, party officials and even some of the candidates themselves disagree on how far left the party should go to successfully accomplish […]

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Facebook Love Scams: Who’s Really Behind That Friend Request?

Episode 7: ‘Connecting the World’ Producer/Director Rolake Bamgbose A lonely Florida woman established a Facebook romance with a man she thought was an American soldier in Iraq. It wasn’t until she had sent him tens of thousands of dollars from her and husband’s life savings that she learned her buff, blue-eyed friend was a fake. […]

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For Women Comics, Peak TV Has Its Troughs

One morning last fall in Los Angeles, the comic and actress Kate Micucci sat chewing over a pitch for a television series with her writing partner, Felicia Day. How conventional would the gender roles have to be, they wondered, before a studio would bite? Their basic premise was “manic pixie dream girl grows up”: Suppose […]

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Review: ‘Veronica Mars’ and the One-Great-Season Debate

“Veronica Mars,” which ran for three seasons on UPN and CW from 2004 to 2007, has become the zombie of entertainment franchises: revived using Kickstarter for a 2014 feature film, and now revived again for an eight-episode fourth season on Hulu. Season 4 was shock-released on Friday, a week ahead of schedule, and like the […]

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In ‘Veronica Mars,’ a Gumshoe Grows Up

When we last saw Veronica Mars, the greatest private investigator Southern California has ever birthed and tanned — shut it, Philip Marlowe — she had ducked a corporate law job and returned to Neptune, her beachside hometown, resolved to defend the weak, defy the powerful, wisecrack with the best of them. Happily ever after, on […]

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‘Friends’ to Leave Netflix for HBO Max, AT&T’s New Streaming Service

After AT&T spent over $80 billion to acquire Time Warner in part to take on Netflix, the phone giant’s new streaming service finally has a name: HBO Max. The company also announced it will debut next spring and will offer 10,000 hours of content, including exclusive access to the hit show “Friends.” What will be […]

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The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV

When Nick Weidenfeld heard what happened at HBO last summer, he was thrilled. “Everyone I knew was texting that article around, saying, ‘What the [expletive]!’ ” Weidenfeld, an independent TV producer, recently recalled. A lot of people who work in Hollywood were spooked by the news, but not him: “I thought it was amazing.” Weidenfeld was […]

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